Keys of the Kingdom: The Key of Suffering - Part 1


Keys. Ordinary objects. You probably have several on a key ring in your purse or pocket. We don’t think about them very much, we just use them – to get into our car, into our home. Keys unlock things.

God has been speaking to Aglow about keys for some time now.

  • In 2003, Chuck Pierce said God was giving keys into our hands. The following year, Chuck encouraged us to “Go through the door in 2004.”
  • In 2004, we heard a message from Dutch Sheets at the U.S. Aglow Conference related to Isaiah 22:22.

At the end of his message, Dutch took a large key and began to pace back and forth across the platform, declaring: Take the key! Take the key! Take the key! I release the Isaiah 22:22 anointing of government [to you, Aglow]! You’ll take the key [of kingdom authority] and open doors that cannot be closed and close doors that no one can open!

In an act of prophetic significance, he handed the key to Jane and she received it for the ministry, proclaiming: This is the key of heaven. It is to unlock revelation and truth and courage and strength and power and passion for this hour! We say to you, Aglow, It is a new hour, it is a new day!

It was a powerful moment when everyone felt the shift into the new place that occurred during those moments.

  • In 2005, President Jane Hansen Hoyt spoke to us about one of the keys of the kingdom in her keynote address at the Aglow Worldwide Conference. We’ll come back to that.

Somebody Special: Part 5 - Accepting Jesus

Every person reaches a crisis point in their life; that is the place where they either decide to accept Jesus and enter His kingdom of light or to remain in the kingdom of darkness.

  1. The Bible
    Have you been amazed by something a little child said?  Perhaps it was the way he explained how a toy worked.  Or maybe it was the sharing of an exciting adventure.  With their uncluttered minds and their simple, trusting ways, children often grasp things we adults miss.
  2. Forgiveness
    Is it wrong to hold a grudge?  To refuse forgiveness to someone who's wronged you? Do we have to keep on giving another chance to people who continually cause us sorrow and hurt?  Must we continue to forgive under all circumstances?
  3. The Fruit of the Spirit
    As believers, we are "planted" when we are born again into a relationship with Jesus.  The Holy Spirit then lovingly nourishes and prunes us so that our lives "grow" the character traits of Christ.  Scripture calls these traits the fruit of the Spirit and tells us that spiritual fruitfulness is the Lord's goal for all believers.
  4. God's Gift of Salvation
    Do you believe that God doesn’t care about you as a woman?  That He’s indifferent to your concerns, your hopes, and your dreams?  That He really doesn’t care what happens to you?  Many years ago in another country, there lived a woman much like you.  Her story is recorded in the Bible.  This is what it says.
  5. Healing
    Do you believe in healing? More to the point, have you ever experienced healing? Or have you prayed for someone and seen him recover, perhaps before your eyes? When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, healing - physical, emotional, and spiritual - both for ourselves and the people we pray for - is part of the salvation package we receive from God.
  6. Jesus Christ, Son of God
    Who was Jesus?  Is He just a name to you?  Was He an actual person or are accounts of Him only myths or fanciful tales?  Was He just a great teacher?  An ordinary human being?  Or don't you know what you believe?
  7. Prayer
    Like the disciples, we, too, need help and encouragement to be effective women of prayer.  And just as the Lord taught them to pray, so the Holy Spirit can help us to pray as we consider the principles Jesus taught in The Lord's Prayer.  If we approach this familiar prayer as eager and teachable children discovering something new, we'll be surprised at how much the Holy Spirit will show us through it.
  8. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
    As a Christian, have you ever wished for more spiritual power in your life?  More power to resist sin?  More power to tell others about Jesus? More power to love and to live the Christian life as you should?
  9. The Unopened Gift
    Do you like to receive gifts?  Most people do.  Some can't hold back their excitement; they rip off the wrapping as fast as they can.But did you ever know anyone who received a gift and was so sure she knew what was inside she didn't even bother to unwrap it? That's the way a lot of Christians act.


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