The keys of the kingdom are tied to a concept that Jesus called binding and looseing. What dose that mean? It has to do with allowing or forbidding, with access or lack of access. The church of Jesus Christ has been given the keys of the kingdom of God. It has been given access to heaven, so that whatever the church declares on earth, if it agrees with the kingdom of God, has already been determined in heaven. In other words, there is a backup for the things you do on earth that are in concert with the kingdom. If you are doing kingdom business, if you are a kingdom Christian living a kingdom life, then you can have kingdom victory. There’s a good example of what it means to be on a kingdom agenda in Matthew 16. After Peter’s confession, Jesus told His disciples that he was going to the cross. Peter rebuked Jesus for saying this, But Jesus turned and said to Peter, Get behind Me Satan! ( Matthew 23 ). Jesus called Peter the devil because peter was trying to stop Jesus from carrying out God’s agenda. Jesus let Peter know that he was operating on Satan’s agenda, not on God’s kingdom agenda. Peter thought he was helping God by trying to stop Jesus from going to the cross. But in reality, to try to turn Jesus away from the cross was to cooperate with the devil, since Satan’s goal was to keep Jesus from accomplishing what He came to do. Tune in next week to read more of God’s powerful word on the keys of authority.