General Meaning: A key speaks of license, authority and calling. Every believer has been given a key to salvation. • When you became born again, you were given the name of Jesus to use against the enemy. You were given the license to loose and to bind. • I often see keys in the spirit. • We see a golden key when releasing a person into prophetic training, and a large jewel encrusted key when releasing someone into the apostolic. • We see a brass key when releasing someone into the Teaching Ministry. Either way the key represents your authority. Some are given prophetic, apostolic and teaching authority depending on their calling. • When you see a closed door or gate in the spirit, the Lord will be saying to you, “Take the key (authority) I have given you and open this door!” • This is especially relevant in the Prophetic Ministry, where the prophet builds up, tears down, opens doors of blessing and cursing, restricts and looses on behalf of others. • Referring to the Authority to Loose and to Bind • Matthew 16:19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. • Referring to Jesus and His Authority and Kingship. • Isaiah 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open..