The Keys To Our Bottomless Pit

Revelation 9:1  Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit.

Jesus Christ went to the Cross and overcame death.  After the suffering on the Cross, He descending into the lower depths of Hades and then ascending to the Holiest Place presenting His blood as a fully acceptable sacrifice for all mankind.  In doing this, He obtained “The Keys” of death and hell:

Revelation 1:17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.

18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.

A key opens and closes doors and locks.  It also opens the door of understanding- a revelation.  Throughout the book of Revelation everything is being opened: doors, seals, and books.  The keys are being used to reveal what is inside and contained therein!  A most critical revelation to each of us is our bottomless pit!  Within this pit contains the results of us eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil… both fruits.  This pit must be opened and exposed in order for us to come into full perfection.  This access to the utter disgust must be dealt with by ONE who is not moved by all the ugliness contained within.  It must be emptied totally and completely so that we may ascend.

Romans 8:6   For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.

The carnal mind, the ego, aka “self” is in opposition to the revelation of Love.  It thrives on lies and deception and has its roots from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  The serpent deceived Eve and Adam disjoined himself from FATHER, accepted the deception, and ate from the tree as well.  From that point of separation, the bottomless pit was opened and has been used as a dumping ground for all the sin, deceptions, and lawlessness.  The roots run deep beyond what any man can fathom.  People seem to do something out of character and you ask “Where did that come from?”  It came from the bottomless pit in that person’s heart.

Jeremiah 17: 9 ​​“The heart is deceitful above all things,

​​And desperately wicked;

​​Who can know it?

10 ​​I, the LORD, search the heart,

​​I test the mind,

​​Even to give every man according to his ways,

​​According to the fruit of his doings.

This fruit is from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  This bottomless pit is deceiving and runs deeper than you can imagine.  Jesus Christ has been given the key that can fully access this pit and it is time for its contents to be revealed, both the bad fruit and the good fruit.  Yes, there is good fruit to judge as well:

Eccl 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:

​​​Fear God and keep His commandments,

​​For this is man’s all.

14 ​​For God will bring every work into judgment,

​​Including every secret thing,

​​Whether good or evil.

Moral and ethical acts are judged as well as those of deceit and wickedness.  Neither of these groups arise from the Tree of Life.  Every man can do what is right in his own eyes with great sincerity but be sincerely wrong.  This is why it is so important to focus on hearing HIS voice and accessing the Tree of Life.  Paul eludes to the day when Jesus Christ reveals the contents of our pit:

Romans 2:16  in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.

Our innermost secrets are found in the depths of this pit and we must give open access to our Loving Savior and Elder Brother who so Loved us He spilled His blood specifically for us.  He did this knowing what He would find in our bottomless pit.  There is nothing there that would surprise Him!  What do you think He saw when he took possession of the keys?  When does the revealing begin?  It began when you took the path toward Spiritual maturity.  HE has been dealing with you ever since.  It is a process occurring as you continue being renewed.  There is no sense running and hiding as Adam did.  Simply accept and acknowledge the truth of the matter knowing HIS grace is sufficient no matter what is revealed.  He is our hope. 

Do you think the keys would be given to one who did not Love us greater than our sins?  He is our High Priest who fully understands the mission of clearing out our bottomless pit and taking the axe to the deep roots of the tree found in the pit.  We are now in the process of being conformed to His Image.  He is delivering us from the bondage of sin and death and it is all good.  Your old man would try to convince you otherwise but silence those thoughts and move forward in openness and transparency.  FATHER, bring it to completion for the victory is at hand!

Micah 7:7 ​​Therefore I will look to the LORD;

​​I will wait for the God of my salvation;

​​My God will hear me.

​8 ​​Do not rejoice over me, my enemy;

​​When I fall, I will arise;

​​When I sit in darkness,

​​The LORD will be a light to me.

Let the light from Heaven come into the bottomless pit today and I encourage rapid but complete conclusion to dealing with my pit.  Let everything come to light and be righteously judged by HIM who is the Captain of my salvation so that I can enter the ranks as a Son to ride on to victory with the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

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