Bill Stockham | PentecostalTheology.com
I am Jesus YOUR Savior, who, having died for all mankind; and now being raised from the dead I SHALL DIE NO MORE, the great sacrifice has been completed. And I have the keys of death and the grave, so that I can destroy the living and raise the dead. This key signifies the power and authority over life, death, and the grave.
“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (Rev. 1:18) [These visions and prophecies are for our general instruction, and so every situation must be faithfully detailed. That’s why we received this word!] “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and KEEP THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN THEREIN: for the time is at hand.” (Rev. 1:3) [What John saw was to be written; what John was about to see, concerning the seven Churches, must be also written; and what he was to see afterwards, about the rest of the world, was to be recorded as well. That’s why Jesus said:] “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;” (Rev. 1:19) [Let me stop a minute and say something about this, I have heard many people say ‘I don’t read the book of Revelation. It’s too hard to understand!’ Remember John said above, about this book he wrote:] “Blessed is he that readeth and they that hear…” [The prayer I normally pray before reading the bible is “Lord quicken (make alive) your word to my spirit” because I know that THE WORD IS SPIRITUAL, so it will speak to my spirit and enlighten me to its true meaning; that’s one reason we have been given the Holy Spirit:] “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But GOD HATH REVEALED THEM UNTO US BY HIS SPIRIT: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” (1 Corin. 2:9-10) [Our Abba Father is anxious to reveal (show) His word to us!] “Now we have received…the spirit which is of God; that WE MIGHT KNOW the things that are FREELY GIVEN TO US OF GOD.” (1 Corin. 2:12) “For who hath known the mind of the Lord…WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.” (1 Corin. 2:16) [No more excuses, let’s dive into the word of God!]
Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that GOD WILL REVEAL HIS WORD TO US BY HIS SPIRIT TODAY!