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The Doors God Opens - Part 3 (12 of 13)
Series: Touring the Churches
Ernest L. Easley
There is a story told of Albert Einstein who found himself on a train one day and had lost his ticket. When the ticket collector came to get his ticket, Einstein said, ''Sir, I have seemed to have lost my ticket.''
Well, the ticket collector recognized him and said, ''Mr. Einstein, that's all right. I know who you are.''
About an hour passed and the ticket collector walked by and saw Mr. Einstein on his knees looking for his ticket! He said, ''Mr. Einstein, that's not necessary. I trust you.'' Einstein looked up at him and said, ''Sir, it's not a matter of trust. I don't remember where I am going.''
Today in Revelation 3 we're going to find a church that knew where it was going! And I'm talking about the church at Philadelphia! What Jesus saw among the membership of that church caused Him to open a door to them that He didn't open to anyone else.
I sometimes wonder what Jesus thinks when He looks inside the membership of Roswell Street Baptist Church? More important than what the Pastor thinks or the Deacons think or the Teachers think or the Members think .. is what JESUS thinks!
Does what He sees among us resemble what He saw among the membership at the church at Philadelphia? And if so, what does that mean for us today and in the future?
Well, one thing we learn about Jesus in His dealings with the church at Philadelphia is this: We have a door-opening God!
He takes pleasure in opening doors!
The doors He opens will change your life and destiny!
The doors He opens will change your hopes and dreams!
The doors He opens will change your purpose and priorities!
For our God opens doors that no one else can open and He shuts doors no one else can shut. And that's what I want to talk to you about today again from Revelation 3 …
The Doors God Opens
7 ''And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia wri ...
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