Sometime back I received a prophetic word which stated the many things I have prayed for will come to pass, but in order to receive them, I would need to use my keys.
The word was specific as to the things I had been praying for, and it was not a generic God knows the desires of your heart word.
This encouraged me greatly, and I thanked the Lord in my prayers that what I was sensing in the spirit was right.
I tucked the word away and forgot about it. A few days ago I kept hearing the still small voice of the Lord saying, use your keys, and I was reminded of this word.
I dug it up, re-read it and understood. In this particular word, I needed to use my keys which represent authority, to obtain my promise.
What are those keys, anyway? I had to do some serious meditation to get my answers.
I have found these following keys that I or anyone can work with:
- Praise and worship
- Prayer. Not praying out of fear, but out of faith
- Using the name of Jesus in my prayer time. The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
- Fasting. There are many books and teachings on fasting, but to give you the short answer, your flesh comes under the submission of the Lord. Isa 58:6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?
- Obedience. Obey those in leadership, your pastor and obey the word of the Lord for your life.
- Serve. Jesus came to serve, and we should do the same
- Rest. Rest in the Lord and believe.
- Right heart attitude, make sure your heart is right in each action you take.
What can cause your keys to not work?
- Ignore you have keys, which is what I did until I was reminded
- Unbelief and doubt, not believing the word of God, or that He even cares about you.
- Laziness. Not using your time wisely in meditation of the scripture and prayer
- No placing the Lord first in your life
Have I received my desires? Not all of them. I am still waiting, and even while I wait, I know God is at work in me and through me and for me.
Waiting increases faith, and to be honest, can be difficult, but as the song goes, I trust and obey.
What other keys have you discovered? Share them in the comments below.