“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.” (Revelation 3:8, NKJV)
As Jesus addressed letters to the seven churches of Asia Minor, He came to the church of Philadelphia—the church of brotherly love. While He had words of rebuke for most of the churches, Philadelphia was one of two churches for which the Lord had no such rebuke. His words were comforting, encouraging and hopeful.
The Lord spoke of possessing the key of David, so that whatever He opened no man could shut, and whatever He closed no man could open. He had set before them an open door that no one could shut. Although they had little strength, they kept the word of the Lord and would not deny His name, even in the midst of trials. As a result, Jesus was going to keep them from the hour of trial coming upon the entire earth.
Christ has also set before us an open door. He is doing a marvelous work in our valley and has called us to be a part of it. He is opening new pathways of ministries and rising up new servant leadership. We may have little strength, but if we will hold fast to His word and not deny His name, then He will be our strength and accomplish through us every good work He has ordained for us. To these things we devote ourselves in a spirit of faith, courage and brotherly love.
What open door is before you today? By His grace will you walk boldly through it?
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