TAKING HOLD OF THE KEY OF DAVID

by John Belt

Isaiah 22:22- "The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; So he shall open, and no one shall shut; And he shall shut, and no one shall open. I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place, And he will become a glorious throne to his father's house."

  The time is now to move into glory realm worship.  It is in the glory that all of heaven's resources are at our spiritual fingertips.  Apprehend that tangible glory of God in your life and settle for nothing less!

 2 Peter 1:17- For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

 Worship in the Glory!

by John Belt 

I. Taking Hold of the Key of David

 Enter In

 The Lord is releasing fresh revelation of the Key of David in this hour.  This is the time to take hold of that key with the revelation of what it means.  The key of David is not outer court activity.  It is entering into the most holy place where the glory dwells.  The tangible kabod of God is accessed through intimate Throne Room worship.  We must enter into the Throne Zone in order to see the tangible glory of God manifested in our midst.  Hanging out in the outer court will not cut it.  Jesus paid the price; shed his blood so that we could enter in to the Holiest of All through Him. (Heb. 10:19-22)

 Vessels of His Glory

It is in that place that we find the glory and anointing needed to transform atmospheres on earth.  We are called to be the carriers of His glory.  Christ in you the hope of Glory. (Col. 1:27)   It is the glory of God that makes that difference.  By laying hold of the Key of David we lay hold of the glory of His Spirit allowing Him to manifest in us and through us.

 Heavenly Perspective

 Notice that the Key of David is mentioned in the Book of Revelation. (Rev. 3:7) The Revelation of Jesus Christ is basically a Throne Room experience that John had when he was taken up in the Spirit.  So it is all about having a throne room paradigm.  This is the proper perspective that we are to have as believers.  We are not to see things from an earthly vantage point but from heavenly perspective.  It is there that we are seated in the heavenly places above all demonic forces. It is in the throne room that we have realization and revelation of the full victory that has been obtained for us.  It is here that we walk out that victory and find heaven's realities manifest in us.

 Worship in the Glory

As we take hold of this Key of Worship in the Glory we move into deeper realms of intimacy with God, greater revelation and understanding of His divine purposes and have the anointing to establish and plant His Kingdom in the earth.  God got out of the box a long time ago and He is longing for a people who will walk as habitations of God in the earth.  Our mission is to carry His glory and release His glory.  It is the true riches of His Presence that draw people to His heart.

 II. Come Up Higher

 PSALM 18:33

 He makes my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places.

  No Merchandising Allowed

The Lord is calling us up higher.  When God begins to manifest His glory we need to make sure that we don't try to pitch tents and build structures prostituting His glory.  If we come up higher in the intimacy of His Presence finding our identity in Him we will not do this.  The merchandising of His Glory is when men try to establish their own identities and kingdoms on what God is doing drawing attention to them.  Jesus was transfigured before the eyes of Peter, James and John.  Peter suggested tents be built but this was not the heart of God.  The Glory of God shone on Jesus - a sign of God's endorsement of His Son. But man saw an opportunity - not what the Lord desired them to see.  The Father gave a sharp correction from heaven - "This is my SON, LISTEN TO HIM!"   (Mark 9:3-8)

  See the Lord

After this, all they saw was Jesus! When the glory comes our focus must be on hearing His voice and obeying - not falling into the trap of adding our "hamburger helper" to what God is doing.  God does not need our embellishments and hype.  He desires our intimacy, affection and love directed towards Him. We must keep the focus on Him and not turn to earthly arrangements.  It is amazing how when man sees the glory there is the fleshly reaction to capitalize on what God is doing - building earthly structures and etc.  God wants things organic and living.  But if man gets his paws on it God withdraws His Presence.  Man's fleshly agendas are a stench in God's nostrils.  If we are to partake in what God is doing we must keep our own agendas out of the mix.  It is the mixture that causes confusion and ultimately brings disgrace.

 III. New Wineskin Thinking

 MARK 2:22

"And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins."

Ways of Thinking

 If we are to partake in what God is pouring out in this hour with longevity, we must have a new mindset, a new wineskin.  What does it mean to have a new wineskin?  One thing it means is that we don't lean on our own understanding.  There are many cultures in the Body of Christ - many different expressions in various congregations, ways of thinking and etc.; so with that can be preconceived ideas of how things are supposed to be or how things are supposed to look.   So we need to be tenderhearted and be willing to lay down what is negotiable in the eyes of God.  Otherwise, leaning on the natural thinking and old ways are like crusty and stiff wineskins.  These mindsets cannot carry the new wine of Gods glory that is being poured out.

 Flexibility

We need to be FLEXIBLE and tender to the Spirit in our hearts.  The religious spirit can mold itself to ANY "culture".  Not one church culture is exempt from this.  We have the Word of God that is unchangeable and abides forever. (Mark 13:31) But our church cultures and natural thinking are not eternal - they are manmade and have flaws.  So these must always remain flexible. We should hold true to the Word, but remain flexible in regards to how things should look in regards tothe moving of God's Spirit.

 Mind of the Spirit

 This is important because man's tendency is to try to put God in his boxed limited thinking. God will not fit in anyone's boxed thinking.  He has this tendency to constantly break out of the box of man's thinking just to offend the mind. His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts than our thoughts.  We all hoped we could have God figured out but it is just one of those things where He won't let us figure Him out completely - because HE IS GOD.

 So set your natural thinking aside and ask the Lord to help you see with the eyes of His Spirit.  The natural mind cannot understand the ways of the Spirit.  But the spirit within us is created to see and understand His ways. (I Cor. 2:11)  So let's commit ourselves to see with the eyes of our hearts and allow God to blow our minds with His unlimited power!

 Worship in the Glory!