The Keys to The Kingdom of Heaven – Part 2

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Keys To The Kingdom of God – Part 2 – The Sum of Thy Word Is Truth

Psa 119:160  The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever. (ACV, ASV)

Introduction

There are many spiritual Biblical principles which make up “the key of knowledge”. “The key of the house of David” shuts so no man can open, and what it opens no man can shut.

Isa 22:22  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. 

Rev 3:7  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; 

Obviously “the key of the house of David” and “the key of David”, since they both perform the same function of opening and shutting, are one and the same. Job had made this same observation from his own experience with Christ, long before King David’s time:

Job 12:14  Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening. 
Job 12:15  Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
Job 12:16  With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his. 

As we saw in our previous study, the function of the ‘key of the house of David… the key of David” performs the same function as that of “the keys to the kingdom of heaven”.

Mat 16:19  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.

What is it that “the key of the house of David”, also called simply “the key of David”, opens or shuts? What is it that the key of the kingdom of heaven binds and loosens? To answer that question we really need to know the truth of Matthew 16:19. Most English translations of that verse, including the King James Version, would lead you to believe that Peter alone had been promised the power to bind all things in heaven and in earth at his own whim”:

However, the Truth is that those who have been given those keys are said to ‘have eyes that see and ears that can hear’, and by that spiritual blessing they are granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God which mysteries are what these “keys to the kingdom of heaven” will “loose” or unlock:

Mat 13:9  He that hath ears, let him hear.
Mat 13:10  And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
Mat 13:11  And he answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given [the keys to the kingdom of heaven] to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heavenbut to them it is not given [it is ‘shut up’].
Mat 13:12  For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Mat 13:13  Therefore speak I to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

Of those who are not given the keys to the kingdom of heaven we are told “to them it is not given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven”, and Christ tells us that this prophecy of Isaiah is applicable “unto them”:

Mat 13:14  And unto them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; And seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive:

Mat 13:14 is quoted out of Isa 6:9-10, the same prophet who reveals to us there is a “key of the house of David” (Isa 22:22). Because of other principles within these keys to the kingdom of heaven which we will be discussing, we know that we are all first ‘bound’, and we are locked out of the kingdom of heaven, and we are first unable to see or hear the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. It is only after we first come to acknowledge our own blindness that our sins and our blindness are removed as Jesus told the Pharisees who asked about their own relation to ‘the key of David’, which is Christ and His doctrine:

Joh 9:39  And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
Joh 9:40  And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
Joh 9:41  Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

It is counter-intuitive and a complete contradiction to the natural man to be told that only the blind can see, and yet that is exactly what that very same prophet, Isaiah, had prophesied many years earlier:

Isa 43:8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.

As the book of Job demonstrates, spiritual blindness itself is a sin, and until we are granted to acknowledge our “blindness”, we will remain in our sins and under the wrath of God:

Job 40:3  Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
Job 40:4  Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. 
Job 40:5  Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

Joh 3:36  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

As with all things in the Christ-centric word of God, the keys to the kingdom of heaven are found only in Christ, who is also revealed to be the true “ladder unto [the kingdom of] heaven:

Joh 1:51  And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open [with the keys to the kingdom of heaven], and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

Without the keys to the kingdom, we are all left where Jacob was, in the darkness of the material realm holding the physical shadow and the type instead of the spiritual reality.

Gen 28:10  And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
Gen 28:11  And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
Gen 28:12  And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Gen 28:13  And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
Gen 28:14  And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 
Gen 28:15  And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

“The Lord [standing] above it” is Christ Himself, and those who have “the keys [the ladder] to the kingdom of heaven” are His body “set up on the earth” through whom “might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God”. The ‘keys’ and the ‘ladder’ are both one and the same; they are Christ and His doctrine, and by Christ’s own decree, they are also all those who have His doctrine:

Act 22:8  And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.

Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Christ’s Father sent Him to save this world and to be the ladder between heaven and earth, to be the key to the kingdom of heaven, and Christ has sent us here for that very same purpose:

Joh 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Joh 20:21  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

It is only with the keys to the kingdom of heaven that we are now given to know that the ‘ladder’ typified the body which is under its head, Christ, and that the fulfilling of the promises given to Jacob were true and are fulfilled only in Christ and in His Christ:

Gal 3:26  For ye [Gentile Galatians] are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 
Gal 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Gal 3:28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:29  And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Lord willing, we will be seeing just how Christ-centric the Word of God is as we go through this series on the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

To whom are the keys to the kingdom of heaven given?

The largest single Christian denomination is without a doubt the Roman Catholic Church. This church was the only legal church on earth for many hundreds of very oppressive years. One of the central false doctrines of that particular harlot daughter of the great harlot of Judaism, as we learned in our last study, was the false doctrine that Christ had given the keys to the kingdom of heaven only to the apostle Peter and his successors. That false doctrine was used to maintain control over all those under her sway, and it was all based upon taking this verse of scripture as a stand alone verse of scripture:

Mat 16:18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Mat 16:19  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.

Upon those two verses was based the false doctrine of the authority of the Roman popes, who falsely claimed, and who still claim, to be the spiritual heirs of the supposed authority that was here in these verses given to the apostle Peter by our Lord Himself. Not knowing who was the ‘ladder’ that leads to an open heavens, not knowing Christ, His Christ or His Father, and certainly not even being capable of using the key which is the subject of our study today, the Roman Catholic popes were, and still are, extremely successful at keeping people from using key of “the sum of [God’s] word” to free them from the dungeon of darkness and spiritual blindness to see “how great [was] the darkness” in which they were dwelling:

Psa 119:160 The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever.

Mat 6:22  The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
Mat 6:23  But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is the darkness!

“The darkness…is [so] great” that one twisted and misunderstood verse of scripture can effectively blind us all to all the dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of other verses of scripture which teach otherwise. That is “how great is that darkness!”

As we learned in our last study, Matthew 16:18-19 taken by itself would indeed appear to give some special position to the apostle Peter above all the other apostles. But as we saw last week, Matthew 16:18-19 is not “the sum of [the] Word” on the subject of who is given to bind and loose the “things on earth… as [they have been bound and loosed] in heaven”.

Just two chapters later in Matthew 18:18-19, Christ makes clear that His Words in Matthew 16:18-19 were simply contrasting Peter as a petros, a piece of a rock, with the petra, the massive rock, Christ, and that the power to bind and loose on earth that which has been bound and loosed in heaven, is given to all who are in Christ:

Mat 18:18  Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye [any “two”] shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Mat 18:19  Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

We are told clearly that Christ Himself is the only foundation of His church:

1Co 3:11  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Matthew 18 tells us how the keys to the kingdom of heaven serve to keep His church of the same mind and free from the diseases He has placed upon all the ‘earth’, the type of those who do not have the keys to the kingdom of God (Jer 22:29). The ‘earth’ does not know that “the sum of thy word is truth”. Not knowing that one principle keeps the whole Christian world from simply putting John 1:51 together with Genesis 28:12, and coming to know who Christ is and what He does as the key of, and the ladder to, the kingdom of heaven:

Joh 1:51  And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open [with the keys to the kingdom of heaven], and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

Gen 28:12  And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

If we are not given to understand that “the sum of thy Word is Truth”, we are still living in darkness. If we are living in darkness, we do not have ears that are capable of hearing the voice of our Lord, and if we cannot hear Him then we cannot be obedient to commandments we cannot hear. Therefore, in that spiritual state, we are still under God’s wrath:

Exo 15:26  And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

Joh 3:36  He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life; but he that obeyeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him

What does the principle of the sum of God’s Word reveal to us?

The principle of “the sum of Thy Word” works in conjunction with the principle of “in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established”, and in conjunction with the principle which teaches us that “no prophecy of scripture…is becoming its own explanation”. Here are those three verses, which are all saying the same thing:

Deu 19:15  One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

Psa 119:160  The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever. (ASV)

2Pe 1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture at all is becoming its own explanation. (CLV)

When we learn the foolishness of attempting to establish doctrine on our own, or even if we have a collective understanding of one verse of scripture by itself, we will, Lord willing, never again make that mistake. Using Matthew 16:18-19 is a perfect example of doing that. That section of scripture taken by itself, makes it to “become its own explanation”. That is how that verse has led to the false doctrine of Papal power and infallibility, one of the greatest lies ever told. When we learn to be careful to get “the sum of [God’s] Word” together, rather than ‘some of His word’, and when we learn that, especially in dealing with the scriptures, the principle “at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established”, then the entire Word of God begins to open up to open up to us.

A Few Examples

“The sum of [God’s] Word” shines the light of Truth upon all the false doctrines which are the result of establishing doctrine upon the big mistake of using one verse of scripture as “its own explanation”, like the false doctrine of angels marrying women.

This false doctrine is based upon this verse of scripture:

Gen 6:1  And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
Gen 6:2  That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

That verse says nothing about angels marrying women, yet it is made to say just that by those who are handling the Word of God devoid of the keys to the kingdom of God, and many millions of Christians believe the lie that angels married physical women based on this one section of scripture, of which it is affirmed that “the sons of God” are ‘angelic spirit sons of God’, which of course is not to be found in that verse. The sum of God’s word reveals the fact is that Adam himself is called a son of God.

Luk 3:38  Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

Paul tells us that all men are God’s offspring, His children.

Act 17:23  For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

Act 17:28  For in him [God] we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

To take away all doubt about the “sons of God” of Genesis 6:2 being physical sons of Adam who “took them wives of all which they chose”, Christ Himself informs us that “the angels of God in heaven…neither marry nor are given in marriage”:

Mat 22:30  For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Mar 12:25  For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

When we consider the sum of God’s word, we are told that all who die are “in Adam” not ‘in angels’:

1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Another false doctrine based upon a stand alone verse of scripture is the doctrine that Christ went down to hell and preached to spirits in prison between the time of His death and His resurrection. Here is the section of scripture which is the basis for this false doctrine:

1Pe 3:18  For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1Pe 3:19  By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

Where in those two verses is one word about the time setting of this event? The answer, of course, is that there is not one word in those two verses giving us the time when Christ preached to spirits in prison, and yet many millions of Christians believe and teach this event took place between the time of Christ’s crucifixion and His resurrection.

By applying the principle of “the sum of thy word” and simply reading the very next verse, we are given the time setting of when we are being told that Christ went and preached to spirits in prison. We need not speculate, all we need do is apply the principle of “the sum of [God’s] Word”. Here is the very next verse telling us when this took place:

1Pe 3:20  Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

These “spirits in prison” are spirits “which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing”. And whose “spirit” does the principle of “the sum of [God’s] Word reveal was in prison at that time? Who did Christ tell us was in prison when He came to this earth?

Psa 69:32  The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
Psa 69:33  For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

God’s prisoners are men, and Christ tells us that He came to set the captives free:

Psa 146:7  Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

Isa 42:7  To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Luk 4:17  And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
Luk 4:18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives [Greek: from G259, a prisoner], and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

The sum of God’s Word teaches us that it is those who are living under the wrath of God who are ‘in prison’ even now just as they were “in the days of Noah, while the ark was preparing”. It was through Noah that Christ was preaching to the spirits of men in prison while the ark was preparing, just as He is preaching through His church today to spirits in prison who are under His wrath today. Isaiah tells us the meaning of “be[ing] shut up in the prison”:

Isa 24:19  The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
Isa 24:20  The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it [the religions of men] shall fall, and not rise again.
Isa 24:21  And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
Isa 24:22  And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.

Christ tells us that we are to be doing the same thing:

Joh 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

Another example of establishing doctrine with ‘some of God’s Word’ instead of “the sum of thy Word” is the false doctrine of a rapture of God’s elect, which is based upon this section of scripture:

Mat 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mat 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mat 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Where in those verses are we told that God’s elect are raptured out of this world? Of course the answer is that it is not there. However the verses immediately preceding these verses make clear who Christ is warning us will be “taken” and who will be “left”:

Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Mat 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Righteous Noah and his family were not taken away, and we are even told this much earlier in scripture:

Pro 10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

It was the wicked who were ‘taken away’ in the flood of Noah, and it is “the righteous [who] shall never be removed” while it is “the wicked [who] shall not inhabit the earth”. That is the sum of God’s word on the subject of the false doctrine of a rapture.

Our last example of establishing a false doctrine by refusing the admonition to always have two or three witnesses, and by ignoring the sum of God’s Word, and by using one verse or section of scripture as its own explanation, is the doctrine that we must bless and support the physical nation of Israel or else we are living under a curse from God.

Here again are three verses which will give us one of the keys to the kingdom of God, which is nothing less than the mind of Christ:

Deu 19:15  One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

Psa 119:160  The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever. (ASV)

2Pe 1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture at all is becoming its own explanation. (CLV)

Here now are the verses which are used to ignore dozens of other admonitions and to rob you and me of our very lives by tempting us to ignore Christ’s commandment to love our enemies:

Gen 12:1  Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
Gen 12:2  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Gen 12:3  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Based upon a misunderstanding of who scripturally is the seed of Abraham, millions of Christians have been snared into getting involved in the military affairs of this age, contrary to the commandments of our Lord that we are to love our enemies and stay aloof from the affairs of this age.

Mat 5:43  Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
Mat 5:44  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

2Ti 2:4  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

2Co 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
2Co 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

There is no greater purpose on earth for which to fight than the life of our Lord, whose life is worth more than all the lives of all men of all time, and yet look at what He told his disciples who wanted to fight for His physical life:

Mat 26:52  Then said Jesus unto him [Peter], Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

So what does it mean when Christ told Abraham “I will bless them that bless thee”? If we are granted to remember that this section of prophecy is not of its own explanation, that we must have two or three witnesses, and that truth lies only in the sum of God’s Word, then we will believe what the New Testament tells us about who now, in the New Testament, to be considered to be the seed of Abraham, and who it is we are to bless if we want to be blessed, and who it now is that we must not curse if we want to avoid being cursed. When we do that, this is who we discover is now to be counted as “Abraham’s seed”:

Gal 3:28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:29  And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

The next chapter reiterates that it is only those in Christ who are now to be counted as Isaac, the children of promise and therefore as Abraham’s seed, and that “Jerusalem which now is [the physical descendants of Abraham]… is in bondage with her children”, and as long as she rejects Christ as her Savior, her children are no more than “the son of the bondwoman [who will] not be made heir with the son of the freewoman”:

Gal 4:22  For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
Gal 4:23  But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
Gal 4:24  Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
Gal 4:25  For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
Gal 4:26  But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
Gal 4:27  For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
Gal 4:28  Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 
Gal 4:29  But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
Gal 4:30  Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. 
Gal 4:31  So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

“We brethren [Gentile Galatians who are in Christ], as Isaac was, are children of promise. Jerusalem which now is… is in bondage with her children… cast out the bondwoman and her son for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman”. That is the Truth of the Word of God, and that doctrine is vehemently rejected by Babylon the great, the mother of harlots, and it is rejected by the vast majority of her harlot daughters.

That is our study for today. There are many other stand-alone doctrines and false assertions concerning the proper understanding of the prophecies of scripture. There are few indeed who use these three principles to understand all of the many signified symbols of the book of Revelation, but these three examples will suffice to demonstrate the disastrous results of not having and using the key of knowledge, the key of the house of David and the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

Next week, Lord willing, we will learn to apply the principle of  “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God”. When we learn to use that “key to the kingdom of heaven”, it will make the scriptures come alive as they never have before for all who know Christ and His Father:

Here are our key verses for our next study:

Mat 4:3  And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
Mat 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Joh 6:35 And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of the life; he who is coming unto me may not hunger, and he who is believing in me may not thirst—at any time;

Joh 17:3  And this is life eternalthat they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

[Part three can be found here.]

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