Keys are necessary in life. When something is locked, if we have the right key, we can open it. Keys give us access.
As a mother of five children, with only two that currently drive, we have four vehicles for our family. Mine, my husband’s, our son’s and our daughter’s. Everyone has their own keys to their cars, but who has all four? Mom. Me. I have access to all the vehicles at any time. Why? Because I have all the keys.
One day as I was sitting with the Lord, he dropped a phrase in my spirit – “Love is the Master Key.” Hmmm. My eyebrows raised and I immediately reached for the pen and markers. I knew this was significant. And remember, God always confirms a word.
Love is the Master Key. As I wrote it down, I conversed with the Lord. We’ve been contending for revival in prayer and worship for our city. And both of those are keys in the kingdom. But he was giving deeper revelation. He said love. Love is the Master Key.
I thought about it for a while and as I meditated on this word, I thought about how love never fails. And then later it says, “Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT) So, there is much to say about the subject of love.
But love being a key? And not only a key, but the Master key. Hmmm. This is the way God works. He loves to process things with us.
For me, this was nailing home the point of Ephesians 3:16-19 (NIV 1984). I was so excited because the Father was giving revelation on how to access the broken. Revelation on how to access the prideful. Revelation on how to access the addicted. Revelation on how to live in revival fire. It’s love.
And for love to be the master key is significant as well. You can hold a key ring FULL of keys, but more times than naught, they only open one door. When there is a large building, the locks come with a master key. What does a master key do? It can open ANY door in that building. It provides access to any part of the building. So, if you are holding a master key, then you’ve got a lot of access, probably a lot of responsibility and a lot of trust has been place on you.
Then the emphasis came to “Master.” Capital M. God is our master. That’s was Lord means. Adonai. The one in charge. So, he is saying, “My key to open all doors is LOVE.”
“But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 (BSB)
Wow. I felt the wind of the spirit on that and had a fresh perspective of simplicity. We want to know how to reach the lost? Love. We want to know how to minister to the lonely? Love. We want to know what’s the best approach to this broken world and its systems? Love. Love takes many forms. Love is justice. Love is truth. Love is humility. God is love.
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NKJV)
Within a week, God brought me confirmation for the word from my best friend. She surprised me with a present. But she told me to read the outside of the box first. It said, “Love is the key. You hold the master key that unlocks every door.” No joke. That’s what the box said. That’s right. That’s our Jesus. I am so grateful for his love. The picture of the key is below.
Let me tell you. God’s love knows no bounds. He is willing to go to the highest heights and the deepest depths with you. And for you. His love is a treasure. Let’s use the Master’s love that he has placed in our hearts to reach this generation and change the script. Rewrite the story. There’s still hope. It’s time to rise up, Love Warriors. And watch those doors open, in Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen.