And just for your encouragement, you need to know that by virtue of His death, resurrection, and ascension, Jesus Christ has gained possession of another important set of keys. These are called the keys of death and hades ( Revelations 1:18 ). They are possessed by the one who was dead, and is now alive forevermore.Who had the keys of death and Hades before Jesus died and rose again? satan had them. We saw that death is Satan’s domain. Hades was his prison house for the spirits of the dead. So how did Jesus take the keys of death and hades from satan? While Jesus body was in the tomb, He went in Spirit into Hades itself, and freed Satan’s captives. Jesus conquered death, and then he conquered him who had the power of death the devil. ( Hebrews 2:14 ). No wonder Paul asks, O death, where is thy stain? O grave, where is thy victory? ( 1 Corinthians 15:55 ). It’s all gone, because Jesus Christ went into Satans house and took that bad boy’s key’s away from him. Jesus has all the keys, and all the authority. And He is sharing that authority with believers like you and me through the Church, which is seated with him in the position of authority. Satan can’t lock you up anymore, because Jesus took his keys. So if you feel like you are locked up right now, you need to know that Jesus can let you out. He can set you free. Tune in next week for some more of Gods powerful word.