1. SINFUL man is as fish out of water, dead to purpose and so were we when God “… DROVE OUT the MAN; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden CHERUBIMS and a FLAMING SWORD which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of LIFE” [Genesis 3:24] We were cut off from the source of All Goodness until God reached out in Jesus Christ and restored to us KEYS of the Kingdom of Heaven [2 Corinthians 5:19] Jesus DIED on the Cross for our SIN, ROSE on the third day and opened for us the EVERLASTING DOORS, saying: “LIFT UP YOUR HEADS, O ye GATES; and be ye LIFT UP, ye EVERLASTING DOORS; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this KING of GLORY? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD MIGHTY in BATTLE” [Psalms 24:7] The KEYS were foreshadowed in David, as a SIGN and PRECEPT to us who shall exercise His Dominion in the last days, “… These things saith he that is HOLY, he that is TRUE, he that hath the KEY of David, he that OPENETH, and NO MAN SHUTETH; and SHUTETH, and NO MAN OPENETH” [Revelation 3:7] If David had the KEY, we have the KEYS by sure PROMISE,  “And I will give unto thee the KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN: and whatsoever thou shalt BIND ON EARTH shall be BOUND IN HEAVEN and whatsoever thou shalt LOOSE ON EARTH shall be LOOSED IN HEAVEN” [Matthew 16:19]

2. FAITH is the KEY of reconciliation with God, “But WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM he that COMETH TO GOD must BELIEVE THAT HE IS, and that he is a REWARDER of them that DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM” [Hebrews 11:6] FAITH is not a CREED or CONFESSION but sure TESTIMONY of who God says He is and His NAME, “But as many as RECEIVED HIM, to them gave he power to become the SONS OF GOD, even to them that BELIEVE IN HIS NAME” [ John 1:12] We are SONS because we RECEIVED the SON as the WORD which was in the beginning with God and IS GOD, was made FLESH and in Him was the fulness of the GODHEAD, “Beware lest any man SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY and VAIN DECEIT, after the TRADITION of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For IN HIM DWELLETH all the FULNESS of the GODHEAD bodily” [Colossians 2:8-9] FAITH is putting aside PHILOSOPHY, VAIN CREEDS and TRADITIONS to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Those who believe, not doubting who He says He is are ONE with Him. Christ in us and we in Him is our KEY into God’s Presence [John 15:7-8] In Christ we have the KEY not to fulfil selfish ambitions but to OPEN DOORS of the Kingdom for others and work His WORK, “… He that BELIEVETH ON ME, the WORKS that I do shall he do also; and GREATER WORKS than these SHALL HE DO; because I go unto my Father” [John 14:12]

3. FAITH reconciles us with God, HOPE turns the KEY to access His SECRET PLACE, “He that dwelleth in the SECRET PLACE of the MOST HIGH shall ABIDE UNDER the SHADOW of the ALMIGHTY. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; IN HIM WILL I TRUST” [Psalms 91:1-2] HOPE is not wishful thinking but a relationship built on TRUST between God and men whose eyes are forever on Him, “I have SET THE LORD ALWAYS BEFORE ME: because he is AT MY RIGHT HAND, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory REJOICETH: my flesh also shall REST IN HOPE” [Psalms 16:8-9] HOPE nurtured by TRUST in God bridge time divides between expectation and reality and we are never in lack whose HOPE are in the limitless vaults of Heaven, “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, WHEN YE PRAY, BELIEVE that ye RECEIVE them, and YE SHALL HAVE THEM” [Mark 11:24] HOPE is not given, it is cultivated by diligently waiting on the Lord in TRIALS and AFFLICTIONS to nourish TRUST. If we faint not, HOPE takes us deeper and deeper in the SECRET PLACE, “But they that WAIT UPON THE LORD shall RENEW their STRENGTH; they shall MOUNT up with WINGS as eagles; they shall RUN, and NOT BE WEARY; and they shall WALK, and not FAINT” [Isaiah 40:31] HOPE driven by TRUST in the Lord is unstoppable in delivering what we may ever ask or imagine, “And HOPE MAKETH NOT ASHAMED; because the LOVE of God is shed abroad in our HEARTS by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” [Romans 5:5]

4. HOPE brings us into His SECRET PLACE, CHARITY is the KEY to ETERNAL RELEVANCE in Jesus Christ, “In whom ye also TRUSTED, after that ye heard the WORD OF TRUTH, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were SEALED with that HOLY SPIRIT of PROMISE” [Ephesians 1:13] CHARITY is God’s manner of LOVE, demonstrated in Jesus Christ; the standard and SEAL of God’s approval. We may approach God by FAITH and access heavenly treasures by building TRUST in HOPE, yet are we not certified for heavenly inheritance without CHARITY, “… And though I have the gift of PROPHECY, and understand all MYSTERIES, and all KNOWLEDGE; and though I have all FAITH, so that I could remove mountains, and HAVE NOT CHARITY, I AM NOTHING. …” [1 Corinthians 13:2] CHARITY ensure God’s resources are applied according to His WILL and in pursuance of His PURPOSE. CHARITY is not what we do with GIFTS and CALLINGS of God but why we do it, “CHARITY NEVER FAILETH.: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away” [1 Corinthians 13:8] As we look forward to the appearance of the Lord, examine your FAITH whether it be in Christ, set your compass in HOPE and your MIND in CHARITY mode, “And now abideth FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY, these three; but the GREATEST OF THESE IS CHARITY” [1 Corinthians 13:13]

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