The Key of a lock is usually the solution to unlock that particular lock; each lock is expected to have a key or set of keys that are unique to it. A Master Key is a superior key designed to unlock different locks irrespective of the uniqueness of their keys. A Master Key is a strategic approach by the designer of locks to ensure that when the key(s) to a lock is lost or not available, there is an official solution with the designated authority to open such lock. I am glad to announce to us that our savior Jesus has the master key that opens physical and spiritual locks, no matter the make! Taking our reading from verse one of the Acts 12, it reveals to us that Peter was arrested and kept in the prison for execution following the unchallenged execution of his colleague, Brother James. Sixteen soldiers were appointed to keep watch over him to prevent his escape. He was chained with double chains, locked up in the inner room of the inner cell. Death had already removed his shoes and clothing. Yet, in the midst of a life and death situation, even at the night before his planned execution, Peter was asleep like a baby in the prison because he knew that his savior has the master key.
If I may ask you, what is that issue of life that causes you to suffer sleepless night? Can your issue be more than that of Peter in the prison? Peter was already naked under the shadow of death; the date of his obituary announcement already fixed but as the light of God shone into his darkness, chains of death fell off his hands and ankles. He that has the master key, long hands (Isaiah 59:1) and long legs (Isaiah 66:1) drew him out of the pit of troubles and death.
Knowing that our God is stronger than the strongest and greater than the greatest, I, therefore, encourage you to trust in him in all cases and engage the weapons of prayer to activate the master key that unlocks all locks. Even when the situation of life has weakened and sapped your ability to pray, still put your life in his hand, your head on his shoulder and sleep. Peter was sleeping when heaven was arranging for his release. Jesus himself will raise people to intercede on your behalf; He will stand in the gap as an intercessor and will pray the needed prayer for your release.
- Thank you Lord for your Word, I pray that you will increase our faith
daily by encouraging us through the working of your wonders in our lives
and around us.
- O Lord help us to put our confidence in you to enable us to have peace of mind no matter the situation we found ourselves. I Pray for the deliverance and the release of as many that are in trouble or battling with death right now in the name of Jesus Christ,
ACTS 16: 25-30.