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Heaven's keys will give you authority

Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post.

Do you know, Jesus will give us the keys to the kingdom of heaven? If we let Him, that is. Do you want to be used by Jesus to do great works? Do you want to tap into all He has for you? It’s the choice we all have to make at some point. In Matthew 16:19 Jesus said, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven." 

That's what Jesus told Peter regarding the power Jesus had given him and how he could continue Christ’s work on earth in preaching the gospel and declaring God's will to men. He also wanted to armed with the same authority He had. That didn't mean take the place of Jesus. There's only one Jesus. It meant walk in authority, leadership, confidence, and the power to draw all men (people) to the Lord. Today nothing has changed. We have that same authority. We can use our life to help others see Christ. We don't have to have an official title of apostle, minister, or pastor, we can all do our part in sharing Jesus with people. We are all valuable and we have great things, great gifts, great talents the Lord has given us. We can use those in order for people to see Jesus for themselves. It's one of the main reasons we are in the kingdom of God, right? So, let your light shine so others will see and don't minimize the blessing you are to people. You are blessed to be a blessing. 
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