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The Doors God Opens - Part 2 (11 of 13)
Series: Touring the Churches
Ernest L. Easley
Now join me in the last book of Bible, Revelation, as we continue our touring of the churches found in chapters 2-3. It's here we find Jesus looking in on seven of His churches to see how they are doing.
We find ourselves again today visiting the church at Philadelphia, and my, what a church! In fact, of all the churches in Asia Minor that we have visited so far, this is the one I would want to Pastor! And this is the church you would want to join! This is the only church of the seven that Jesus actually said, ''I love you.''
Now I know He loved all of them, but apparently this church had a special place in His heart. There was something about this church that caused Jesus to say to them, ''I love you.''
Here is a church we need to be more like! Well, let's see if we are and what that means regarding our plans for the future knowing that we have a door-opening God! That's what we're thinking about today from the church at Philadelphia:
The Doors God Opens
7 ''And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, 'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, ''He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens'': 8 ''I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.'''
Now it's from these words of Jesus that we find that there are three doors that only God can open. He opens them and then invites us to walk through them. So, what are these doors that only God can open? Well, the first door that only God can open is:
(1) The Door to Salvation.
Jesus said in John 14.6, ''I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'' Jesus not only opens the door to salvation, HE IS THE DOOR! John 10.9, ''I am the door. If anyone enters by ...
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