The keys of the kingdom
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (KJV)
Ÿ This is a fact established by scripture, but how do we channel these spiritual blessings to the earth and into our lives?
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. (KJV)
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (KJV)
27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. (KJV)
1 Cor 9:11
11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? (KJV)
11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; (KJV)
The spiritual state is reached by diligence in the Word of God and in prayer; it is maintained by obedience and self-judgment. Such as are led by the Spirit are spiritual, but, of course, spirituality is not a fixed or absolute condition, it admits of growth; indeed growth in `the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,' <2 Pet. 3:18>, is evidence of true spirituality."