Psalm for the Day

Monday, July 23, 2012

The key of David……… Part II

“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches.  I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”

 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.”   Rev. 22:16-17 NKJV

In Revelation chapters 2 and 3, letters are written to seven churches in Asia Minor. Of the seven churches, the church with the highest praise from God is the church in Philadelphia. The church of Philadelphia can be viewed as the model church among the seven churches in the book of Revelation.  Jesus tells this church that He has the key of David.  In Rev. 3:7 it is written:

“Write this letter to the angel of the church in Philadelphia.  This is the message from the one who is holy and true, the one who has the key of David.
What he opens, no one can close; and what he closes, no one can open…”

A key is critical in opening and closing a door. If Jesus has a key to a door, it MUST be important. In addition, there must also be an importance concerning WHAT key that Jesus is holding.  In Revelation 3:7, Jesus tells us that the name of this key points to David.

What is the key of David?  In Revelation 3:7, Jesus said to the church at Philadelphia that He had the key of David.  In Revelation 22:16, Jesus sent his angel to testify to the church that He is the root and offspring of David.  In Acts 13:22, we find that David was a man after God's own heart.

God wanted to communicate a spiritual message to His people through the Holy Spirit that God's Word is eternal.  God's Word will be kept by His people for all eternity, when God creates the new heavens and the new earth.  David was a man after God's own heart because David loved God's Word.

The Key of David is the Word of God.

The Key of David is written on the heart of God's Bride.

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