Jesus holds the keys. He alone can close the door to your sinful past and lead you through the door to everlasting life. Pastor Robert teaches this powerful Easter message.
Through His death and resurrection, Jesus reclaimed the master key to life. He holds the keys, and He is the Door to everlasting life.
Revelation 1:18 says, “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” In the Garden of Eden, God gave the keys of earth to Adam who lost them to Satan. As a result, mankind was “locked up” in the curse. When Jesus died, He went to Hades and reclaimed the keys from Satan. Now, we no longer have to live in fear of physical or spiritual death.
Revelation 3:7 says that Jesus holds the key of David. This is a quote from Isaiah 22:15–25. In this passage, Isaiah tells a prophetic story in which Shebna (a type of Satan) sought to exalt himself using the resources that were meant to build the kingdom for the people. Isaiah prophesied that Eliakim (a type of Jesus) would pull him down. In other words, Satan was thrown down, and Jesus was raised up.
Isaiah’s prophecy also tells of a peg (a very large spike built into the walls) that was capable of bearing heavy burdens. Isaiah 22:25 says that the peg would be pulled out and would fall to the ground, along with the burden it carried. That peg represents Jesus, and the burden is sin. Jesus was nailed to the cross so that all of our sins could be permanently removed. However, Jesus no longer carries our sin … He left it all at the cross. The key is the cross, and Jesus is the Door to eternal and abundant life.