“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom…”- Matthew 16:18-19
“52Woe unto you lawyers! For you took away the key of knowledge: you did not enter in yourselves, and them that were entering in you hindered.”- Luke 11:52
Peter had just received the revelation that Jesus is the Son of the Living God. The Pharisees, the chief priests, and the scribes had the key of knowledge, being experts in the law themselves. Having the key of knowledge does not guarantee entrance into the Kingdom of heaven, since it is only by acting on the Father’s will that we are acceptable before God. Not only did they not enter into the Kingdom, but they also prevented others that were entering in, by placing excessive man-made burdens on them that God never intended for them to bear.
All of us who have received the revelation that Jesus is the Anointed One of God have the key of knowledge, and by learning the Word of Christ, we learn the Father’s will. As we make ourselves ready for the coming of our Master, and act on the Father’s will, our entrance into the kingdom of heaven is guaranteed. Jesus Christ will open the door of heaven, and He will greet us, serve us, and dine with us! It is written!