Wednesday, 23 June 2021

The Key of David

 Scripture:  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;  

8 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."

Isaiah 22 v 21 -22: "And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.  
22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open."

I will never forget the morning of April 26, 1983, when a small group were praying in my house, and were led of the Lord to pray for the city of Philadelphia.  We did not know Philadelphia's needs but relied on the Holy Spirit to guide us.

This prayer went on and on with many visions and words of knowledge.  We felt that something special was going to happen there.  Someone said Brenda, I believe the Lord is calling you to start your own ministry.  I replied that they must be joking, and still joking I said, let's call it Philadelphia, there is a church of that name in the Bible!

In my private fellowship with the Lord there was a certain word given that if it was an instruction to be obeyed without question, the word 'David' would be in the verse.  So we found the verse about the church of Philadelphia and as I read it the key of David phrase impacted on me!  I was so shocked I terminated the meeting to seek confirmation from the Lord.

This day was also my youngest son's seventh birthday.  He and his brother had been praying with me for some time and both were filled with the Holy Spirit.  He came home earlier and prayed with me about leaving the church we attended to follow where Jesus was calling me to go.  He saw  vision of a padlocked door to the church.  Later his brother saw a similar vision of a door with boards nailed across it and a big No Entry sign.  They always confirmed each other which was a huge blessing to me.

What impacted immediately was how the Lord used the verse of the Key of David that shut and no man could open.  Neither of the boys knew what had taken place that morning nor the scripture about the church of Philadelphia.  Yet both saw a locked and barred door.  I was severely persecuted in that church by pastor, husband, brethren, for standing for no compromise.  I never entered that place, nor saw any of them again, except my husband.

He put me under house arrest for being a rebellious wife.  No visitors, no car, and told everyone I knew not to contact me or receive calls from me.  The only people who refused him were those who had prayed with me that morning.  The birthday boy added another vision that evening - he saw Jesus put a small wooden box in my hands. He said I must open it so I made a motion of opening the box.  He said there is a beautiful old-fashioned golden key inside.  Jesus says it opens and closes everything and it is yours.

My cup was running over that night as I received the anointing to be an Intercessor from Jesus Himself.   So began my incredible journey that has lasted 38  years to discover the treasures of the Lord and walk in places that are deep.  The Key of David has opened the Word of God to a deeper understanding and closed doors in my soul that interfered with my obedience to Him.

This key opened a door to firstly reach Karen Ann in her long coma.  We were in South Africa, 12,000 miles away from her, but were able to talk to her and lead her to Jesus.  She had never asked for healing, but just for the ability to communicate with people, and she got us!  Through this ministry Jesus opened doors to people who are inaccessible and unreachable - Christians in jails in countries that oppose the gospel of Jesus Christ - we pray for them and they hear us in Spirit, we play gospel songs for them to uplift and strengthen them.

We get a warning from the Holy Spirit when the church universal is under attack and we close the doors with the Key of David to block and protect it.  The same for Israel surrounded by her enemies.  The Key is used for her protection too.  

Every now and then it gets confirmed like when the Palestinians in Gaza were firing hundred of missiles into Israel, one of the Hamas terrorists complained that their God was causing those missiles to malfunction and turn to hit targets inside Gaza!  The doors  to attack Israel were closed to them!  The Israelis would also lock the gates in the wall between Gaza and Israel.  Nothing in and nothing out.

We can only use the Key of David as the Lord directs, and the devil is not able to resist it.  I am hoping one day to be able to give it to the Angel over the Abyss to lock him up for 1000 years!  

The ministry to Karen Ann remains the highlight of every experience I have had on my journey, and it was through the anointing of the Key of David that it happened.  It opened the door to the spiritual state of coma that had never been opened before.  People who did not know me, or anything about my coma ministry to Karen, would tell me in prayer meetings that they could hear a voice asking for help as they were in a coma!   Then we could pray for them and talk back to them.

Sometimes they are not in a coma but are kidnapped for long years and after praying and ministering to them they had the opportunity to be released.  Jesus calls it my Royal Telephone after the gospel song by the late John Starnes.  The Lord once did an awesome acknowledgment of the Key of David and that song!

I was led to a church meeting in a tent one Sunday  where an American gospel singer was leading worship.  After a few songs the Lord told me to sit.  So I sat, and the song was Royal Telephone!  Suddenly, the congregation started applauding in middle of the song as if some famous person had come on stage.  I wanted to get up to see who it was, but Jesus said sit in your place, this song is for you, because everyone here has been blessed in some way over the years of your coma ministry!  It's My way of letting them say thanks.  How humbling it is to find that hundreds of hours of prayer and intercession to many unknown people is rewarded by the Lord in this unique way.  They never knew it was me sitting there either, it was a moment I will never forget.

This is how your faith grows strongly and all doubts disappear.  And who knows what special key or other anointing the Lord has for you?  Ask, and it shall be given, seek, and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened.

Nothing comes without some effort on your part, so if you really want to reach the height and depths and breadths of God's calling on your life you need to shed everything that will block your efforts.  The devil will fling everything to cause you to flee back into the pews, but overcome it and be determined to live godly in Christ Jesus.  He will not ignore you.  He may give you a city to pray for and turn it into a ministry to suit His purposes.  Just strap yourself in and enjoy the ride!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I love You! Thank You for the Key of David, as well as the Philadelphia Prayer Ministry, the wonderful team of intercessors, and all that You have used it to achieve, more than I can know or think.  The glory is Yours alone as You initiate and control every part of this work.  I pray for the readers to reach their full potential, to receive Your gifts and anointing, to make the end times explode with Your power and might. In Jesus' name. Amen.