HOW TO RECEIVE THE KEYS OF DAVID, By: Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Revelation 3 v 7-8 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth and no man shutteth and shutteth and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength and hast kept my word and hast not denied my name. Behold, I have set before thee an open door and no man shut it. Tell your neighbor, the door that God has open for me, no man can shut it. You see every great man has a secret, when you see somebody who is extremely successful, if you get close to him, you will discover he has a secret; something he knows that you don’t know. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) as you know very well, is the outcome of a secret that a man discovered concerning how to fry chicken. Everybody had been frying chicken before, but suddenly he discovered something, a way of frying Chicken that all of a sudden his name became known throughout the world.
SECRETS OF SUCCESS: The secret that will lead you to the top may God reveal it to you tonight. What I told those who came on Monday is the secret of David, the secret that moved him from zero to hero, from somebody who was forgotten, somebody whose parent thought he will never amount to anybody, the one who nobody will present when they are looking for king, who later became the father of the King of kings. That boy has a secret; the secret is in Psalm 34 v 1 He said I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth. He had a secret! Listen to the rest of the tape.
- The secret of David; praise,
- The secret of Solomon; worship,
- The secret of Elisha; instant obedience and on and on.
EVERY GREAT MAN HAS A SECRET: Every great man has a secret and that secret is called the key. The key is a very small instrument with extraordinary power and influence, the one who has the key to the car controls speed. The car could be there, brand new, strong, Mercedes X class or even Rolls Royce phantom, it will be there full of fuel, brand new engine, and until the man with the key comes it will become useless object, the man with the key to the car controls speed. Thank God Jesus Christ has the key to accelerated promotion. In Act 3 v 1-8 a man who has been seating down on one spot for forty years, came in contact with some people who have been with Jesus, they said unto him, silver and gold have we none but what we have, we give unto you, in the name of Jesus rise up and walk. And the man who have been on one spot for forty years, suddenly got up; he was walking and leaping and praising God. it is important to take note of what Jesus Christ said when He said I have the key of David. He has the key to healing 1 Peter 2 v 24 says by His stripes ye were healed. Whether you believe it or not, Jesus gets excited when he hears the doctor saying; there is nothing more we can do. Because then when He does what He alone can do nobody will share his glory. Permit me to prophecy tonight to anyone here that doctors have told that there is nothing more we can do, in the Name that is above every other names, the doctors shall be surprised. Because He says when I open, no man can shut. So when He decides to heal you it doesn’t matter the opinion of anybody. And don’t misunderstand me, I thank the Almighty God for doctors, I have many of them as my children, wonderful people and may the Almighty God continue to bless all doctors.
POWER TO HEAL: Fantastic people, I can hardly imagine what the world will be without the doctors, but they have their limits, they get to a stage when they will say sorry but there is nothing more we can do. There are even occasion when they will say “we don’t even know what is wrong with you, if we know what is wrong with you then we might be able to think of what to do, but we don’t even know. Thank God there is somebody in heaven who knows all things, somebody who has no limit, somebody whose name is Jesus. In Mark 2 v 1-12 they brought in a man who was paralyzed from neck downwards, there is nothing the doctor can do for him. Jesus took a look at him and said alright boy, your problems are over now, and the people there began to murmur but Jesus had already decided, so let them murmur. While they were murmuring, He said to the boy, get up and go home. And he got up, picked up his bed and he went home. I decree tonight in the Name of the one who sent me, every one of you who came here sick tonight, you will go home well in Jesus name.
In Mark 5 v 25-34 the Bible tells us about the woman with the issue of blood, doctors have failed her, not that they didn’t try, they tried but they couldn’t handle the problem. Because the problem with the woman wasn’t actually physical, it was something deeper, but just one little contact with the Lord Jesus Christ and the issue of blood ended. It doesn’t matter what your report may read, the report is as known to man. Every report that leaves out the Almightiness of God is not a conclusive report. In an instance this woman who has suffered many things from many years from many physician, rather than getting better she grew worse. She was made completely whole, that God, has not changed. In 2 Kings 5 v 1-14 the Bible tells us the story of Neman, powerful man, famous man, successful man, popular man but he was a leper. He had an incurable disease and then the day came when the Almighty God decided to open the door to his healing.
Do you know that several forces worked against him that day; a girl testified about the power of God in Israel and then instead coming to the prophet of God, he went to the king. Kings have their power but there is a different between a king and a prophet. And then he finally came to the Prophet and the prophet said; go and wash, and he got angry. Can you imagine an angry leper, but because God has made up his mind. Now Jesus has the key of David but then he has given to us a key that we call the master key, the key that can open a car, open a house, open the Kitchen, open the generator, open the door to healing, open the door to breakthroughs, open the door to victory, open the door to everything.
HOLINESS: Somebody asked me he said, why are you always talking about holiness? Another fellow said why are you so particular about living holy? And I told him and I said initially, I was living holy because I was afraid of God; I don’t want to sin, I don’t want him to be angry with me, because it is a fool who will not be afraid of the consuming fire. The elders says no matter how mad a dog is, when it sees fire, he will back off. I said but for several year, I leave holy because I enjoy it. He said what do you mean about that? I said the day I discovered that holiness is the master key, I made up my mind, I am not going to lose this key. Because what is holiness? Holiness means obey God, Obey him completely Exodus 15 v 26 made it clear, if you hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God to observe and to do all that I command you this day, I will bring no sickness or disease upon you for I am the Lord that heals you.
Be holy and you will enjoy divine health, holiness is the master key to wealth. Deuteronomy 28 v 1-2 if you will hearken diligently to the voice of your Lord your God, to observe and to do all that he commands you this day, then blessing shall come upon you and over take you. Be holy and you will be running from blessing because they are too many and the blessing will be pursuing you. Holiness is the master key to victory the same Deuteronomy 28 v7 provided you satisfied verse 1 and you are living holy, God will cause the enemy that are rise up against you to be smitten before your face. They will come against you in one way, they will flee before you in seven ways. He said you won’t have to fight. Be holy and watch God demolishing your enemies. Holiness is the master key to breakthrough, Deuteronomy 8 v 12 that is where the Almighty God said he will open unto you the treasures of heaven, that you will never borrow but you will be lending to nations.
HOLINESS AS MASTER KEY: Holiness is the master key to fruitfulness, Deuteronomy 28 v 11 it says the Almighty God will bless the seed of your body, even your animals will be producing like nobody’s business. Holiness is the master key to promotion, accelerated and permanent. Deuteronomy 28 v 13 he said you shall be head and not tail, above only and not beneath, that is the master key. And of course holiness is the master key to heaven, Hebrew 12 v 14 the word of God is clear, He said without holiness no man shall see God. It doesn’t matter how much we pray, if the fellow we are praying for is not holy, there will be no answer. Because the bible is so clear, Isaiah 59 v 1-2, it said is the hand of the Lord not shorten that he cannot save, neither his is ear heavy that he cannot hear, he said but sin, transgression have come between you and your God that He won’t hear.
Thank God that you belong to him who has the keys of David
2, Father please give me grace to be holy, to obey you completely
3, Father, open the door to my complete wholeness and keep the door permanently open,
4, Father, please open the door to my all round success
and keep the door permanently open
Father, please open the door to my ultimate breakthrough tonight and keep the door permanently open
6, Father open every closed womb tonight and make the barren fruitful
7, Father let every fruitless effort cease in my life tonight.
8, private specific request.
In Jesus mighty name we have prayed. The Almighty God will answer all your prayers, He will give you grace to be holy, he will open the door to your wholeness, after tonight, you won’t know sickness again, He will open the door to your all round success, after tonight you won’t know failure again, He will open the door to your breakthrough; your journey to the top will be accelerated.
Topic: THE MYSTERY OF THE GOD OF ELIJAH
Text: 2 Kings 2:11-14
Minister: Dr. D.K Olukoya (G.O MFM Worldwide)
The greatest thing that God gave to man is the power of Prayer. There is the Science of Prayer. There is the Geography of Prayers. There is the Chemistry of Prayers.We will be talking little about:
THE MYSTERY OF THE GOD OF ELIJAH.“And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan; And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.” 2 Kings 2:11-14
The Bible calls God many names. He called Him; God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, God of all conflict, God of all flesh, God of grace, God of the families of Israel, God of Rachel, Rebecca and Sarah, God of the Covenant, God of glory, God of Heavens, God of Heavens and earth, God of hope, God of Israel, God of Jeshurun, God of knowledge, God of love and peace, God of my life, God of mercy, God of my praise, God of righteousness, God of the Rock, God of Salvation, God of ancient and Consolation, God of peace, God of the armies of the Israelites, God of the Living, God of the whole earth, God of our Fathers.
If you notice, Elisha did not call any of these names. May the Lord God open our understanding and damage our ignorance, in Jesus’ name. You can encounter God in many ways but if you encounter the God of:
ABRAHAM, those who curse you shall be cursed and those who bless you shall be blessed.
ISAAC, you experience God who keeps all His promises.
JACOB/ISRAEL, you experience God that chamges destinies and God that respects wrestlers.
JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH, you experience God who is always there for you.
JEHOVAH-SHALOM, you experience God who gives peace that passes understanding.
JEHOVAH-JIREH, you experience God who is a provider.
JEHOVAH-NISSI, you experience God who gives victory.
JEHOVAH-RAPHA, you experience God the healer.
I AM THAT I AM, you experience God that when you add all your troubles together, He is more than.
EL-SHADDAI, you experience one who is more than enough and sufficient.
ELIJAH: The name Elijah means “Jehovah is God” this name stands out and the Bible talks about the Spirit of Elijah. He is described him as the mightiest of all the prophets. A man as mysterious as a man called Melchizedek in the Bible. Nothing is known about his parentage.
He is the first prophet to use famine to punish the enemies of God. He is the first prophet to raise the dead. He is the first prophet to pray for immediate rain from one source. He was a no non-sense man. He is God’s surgical knife. He is the first prophet to open the School of the Prophets. The ministry of Elijah was dramatic and devastating. His trademark is FIRE. He spoke to death and death died. Elijah’s ministry disputes confrontation, judgment, devastating impatience with God’s enemies, mass destruction that shows the world who God is. He is a prophet of Fire. He disgraced the prophets of Baal at the mount of Carmel. He was not an ordinary prophet. He was a man of magnificent strength. He was a man of fervent prayer. He was God’s mouth piece. God used Elijah to do what no man has done before. Elijah was a man of enough is enough. He is a man of the mantle; a mysterious man. Elijah taught us that in God, we can arise; no matter our background and do wonders.
When all your friends have forsaken you,
When the Lazarus of your destiny has been embalmed and buried,
When you want to smile but you just start crying,
When you notice that you have become a beauty buried inside the dunghill,
THERE IS ONLY ONE PRAYER TO PRAY. THAT PRAYER IS CALLING ON THE GOD OF ELIJAH. — WHO IS THIS GOD OF ELIJAH?
He is the:
God of Heaven
God of discipline
God of abundance
God of prosperity
God that respects fervent prayers
God of strategic praying
God of Holy Violence
God of stop them before they stop you
God who promotes from zero to hero
God who creates a one man army.
May you find the voice of the God of Elijah today, in the name of Jesus. The big truth is this: some miracles will not manifest in your life until you invite the sword of the God of Elijah. The God of Elijah is the God of FIRE: Fire burns, it is powerful, it is mysterious, it makes no compromise, it is very confrontational, it destroys equally, it has no respect for gravitational force, it disobeys the law of matter. Situations do arise that unless you call on the God of Elijah, you remain as you are. I see somebody tonight; what you thought was not possible before, shall give way, in the name of Jesus.
(HOLY ANGER IS REQUIRED)
Where is the Lord God of Elijah, arise, let my problems die, in the name of Jesus
Where is the Lord God of Elijah, arise, let my story change, in the name of Jesus.
Where is the Lord God of Elijah, arise, let my Goliath die, in the name of Jesus.
Where is the Lord God of Elijah, arise, let my Jordan divide, in the name of Jesus.
DON’T FORGET TO SPEND 10 MINUTES TO CRY OUT LOUD THIS PRAYER: WHERE IS THE LORD GOD OF ELIJAH, LET MY STORY CHANGE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.