Every child of God is redeemed with a glorious destiny. God redeems his children as a trailblazer, trendsetters, barrier breakers, record makers and giant slayers.
The Bible likens us unto trees – but. …we not just trees we are Cedars -among the tallest trees. It is time to stand out as the tallest among man. God designated us as His righteous Palms – every child of God is meant to bend without breaking, flourishing without drying up.
However, the reason so many live colourless lives is because they are not living brave. The scriptures make it clear to us that on the path to the realization of our glorious destiny are invisible barriers. Invisible barriers that manifest as physical setbacks may be in the form of discouragement, fatigue, financial, health… These are all spiritual and physical forces; resisting our progress and preventing us from reaching the top!
One outstanding character in the Bible comes to mind, a champ for God who knew how to overcome barriers, whom out of obscurity makes it to the top, a forsaken shepherd boy, his name -David.
David was a man destined for a glorious purpose, but in overcoming these barriers, his life revealed specific "keys", which God desire you to know.
Firstly, let us four consider why "Keys" are very relevant to a successful life on earth (Matt 16:19)?
1. Keys guarantee escape (exit)
Psalms 124:7 declares, "We escaped like a bird from a hunter's trap. The trap God is broken, and we are free!"
One cannot orchestrate their escape without understanding keys!
2. Keys guarantee access (entry)
Isaiah 43:19 declares, "Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert."
(Declaration) somebody is entering a new season and a new level in God but not without keys!
3. Keys provide security (safety)
In Matthew 16:19-20 Jesus declares "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven…" This was written in the context of not being overcome by the gates of hell.
(Declaration) God is shutting the door of trouble. Whatever has been a point the point of stress, anxiety, fear ends by this second in your life.
4. Keys activate functionality (useful)
Without keys, one cannot be a functional son of the Kingdom.
The exclusive mandate by legal position to establish and dissolve in the realm of earth and heaven (Matt 16:19), is our primary function. However, the mysteries of favour, protection, healing and prosperity among many others are all unlocked through divine keys.
Divine keys activate divine mysteries.
5 Keys For Destiny Encounters
(based on the life of David.)
The first key:
The Key of Overcoming Rejection
Dream killer number one is the spirit of rejection operating in God's family. Remember both Joseph and Jesus were rejected by their own.
But Psalms 27:10 declares, "Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD cares for me."
Two keys overcoming:
#1 Rejection is the birthplace for distinction
People rejected by men are (often) selected, appointed and anointed by God.
People forgotten by men are often remembered by God.
Moses unashamedly was forgotten by Pharaoh but not by God! His brothers forgot Joseph but not God!
So do not be bothered about people who have forgotten you. Instead, let your focus be to have God remember the desperate love you have for Him. Even though David was not invited to the King's crowning ceremony, he was not discouraged. David knew the right oil could not flow on the wrong head. If God has laid His hands on a person's life and that individual has made up their mind to do His Will, no wrong person can take their portion in God.
#2 Obscurity is God's Breeding Ground for Greatness
God's interprets adversity as a university. Seasons of obscurities and insignificance is God's dessert school of preparation.
In this place, God removes all the props. In the place, a child of God will give birth to either two types of children: Isaac or Ishmael.
The Dessert School of Prepraperting is where some of the highest spiritual war will occur.
A place where God woo's his son into a place of intimacy develops character and changes perspective.
Do not despise these days of smallness (Zac 4:10).
The Second Key:
The Key of Overcoming Your Daily Battles
David knew something about not being afraid to face his daily battles.
He declared in 1 Sam 17: 37 "The LORD, who delivered me from the claws of the lion and of the bear, will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine."
Battles of today are the foundation for the victories of tomorrow. Devils fighting us currently is the attempt of the dark to hold us back from next level breakthroughs.
However, Heaven's Champion declared, "I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. (Luke 10:19).
(Declaration) I have a nothing shall harm me anointing!
(Declaration) I have a nothing shall stop me anointing!
Notice the lion came, David killed it. The bear came, David killed it, Goliath came, David killed him. Saul came, and David pitied Saul.
The Amalekites and Mediaite's all came but David was too sincere in with God for them to stop him.
The Third Key:
The Key of Defying Your Goliath
The first thing David did when Goliath fell, was to secure the giant's decapitation. At that precise moment, the fear that terrorized his people in a paralyze was broken! Faith demolishes national strongholds of fear.
(Declaration) The God kind of faith living in me will defy and destroy every giant around me!
(Declaration) The Presence of Goliath is the announcement of my new season!
The Fourth Key:
The Key of Overcoming Betrayal
The impact of a child of God is a magnet of envy and jealousy. If you do not want envy or jealousy, then do not make an impact!
However, by Redemption status, every child of God are destined for impact.
Then one needs to learn the Keys for Escaping from the javelin of Saul's Envy and Jealousy (1Sam. 18:11).
Three Keys For Overcoming Envy and Jealousy:
#1 Jealousy or Envy is a Product of Life without Vision
Jealousy & envy are two tests of a leader you will have to overcome to make a mark…
Jealousy is being protective over what is your and envy is to resent what others have.
Jealousy occurs whenever a child of God take their eyes off their vision and goals and begin to look at the progress or success of others. Once the focus is lost, speed is lost. Once the speed is lost, success is lost.
#2. What You Hate You Cannot Have
Saul opened his life to witchcraft when he began to see only wrong in David. A man with "bad will" is just bitter, hateful and resentful over another person's lifting, promotion or advancement. Many are where they are in life today because they do not celebrate success, progress, or good things in the lives of other people; what you do not like you will inevitably lack.
Remember the sword of envy is always in search of men of impact, but if they can not stop your impact, they can nor cut you short! (Ps. 112:1-10).
#3 Anytime You See Success -Celebrate It
Success for a child of God is through sowing seeds of goodwill towards the association of increase God planted in their life.
Whatever success gets uprooted from a child of God's life, through the hatred of others, can never be planted in theirs.
The Fifth Key:
The Key of Aggressive Faith
Every redeemed child of God is saved for a glorious destiny.
However, to frame that destiny into a tangible reality, we have to do it by faith!
Hebrews 11;3 declares, "Through faith, we understand that the worlds were framed…" Until a child of God understands faith, he does not understand anything.
Faith replaces natural intelligence for supernatural intelligence. Faith makes a child of God spiritually intelligent.
Faith materializes the in materialized. It substantiates the unsubstantiated, it gives hope substance, and it transforms the promises into a tangible reality.
Three Reasons Aggressive Faith Is Vital
1. Aggressive faith is a non-negotiable necessity for impactful and effective kingdom living.
Four times in the Bible God declares "The just shall live by faith…" Indicating a child of God dies outside of faith.
2. Faith is the most Value Asset of the Eagle and Lion Leader
You are either or both, a visionary leader or an eagle leader. A visionary leader is an eagle leader, and a transformational leader is a lion leader. Both are called to make a generational impact but not without a partnership with God and faith secures it all.
3. Faith is our profession
In Hebrews 10:23 it declares, "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)"
In the same was a doctor or a lawyer if they want to be successful in their practice of medicine or law they must become skilful at the profession.
Likewise, if a believer must become successful in the Christian life on earth, they must become skilled in faith!