Subject: October 7th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

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I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 16.19.  

That the Lord grants the keys of the kingdom of heaven to Peter confirms the fact that this apostle will do the work of opening doors—first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles. Since the keys of the kingdom of heaven are in Peter’s hand, he must of necessity be one who has himself already entered the kingdom of heaven. For the keys are committed to Peter’s hand for him to keep. If, for example, the key to the gate has been given into my hand for keeping, people who come early to our meeting will have to wait outside the iron gate till I arrive and open it with the key. I will enter in first and afterwards other people can come in. It is simply impossible for anyone without the key to enter first. Hence it is crystal clear that Peter is the first one who enters the realm of the kingdom of heaven.  

This daily devotional comes from the book 
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee.
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee