The Keeper of the Keys
I want us to look for our instruction from the word of God to Revelation chapter three, Revelation chapter three and now I begin reading in verse seven. And this is the message to the church in Philadelphia. "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; these things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shuteth and shutteth and no man openeth; I know thy works, behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it, for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews and are not, but do lie; behold, I Will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation which shall come upon all of the world to try them that dwelleth upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly; hold fast that which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out, and I will write upon him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches Have you ever had a door slammed in your face? I have on occasions when I've gone out witnessing, knocked on the door. So many more occasions I've had the door opened and people have been so gracious to me. But there have been those times when I've had that door go Kablan right in my face, and I just wonder why that doesn't happen more. You know, we ought to be a little ashamed of ourselves that it doesn't happen more. You know those early Christians rejoiced that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. None of us like to have do ...
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