REVELATION 3:7 …To the angel of the Church of Philadelphia. This was not John’s personal message to these believers, it was the message from the Lord who identify’s Himself as “Him who is holy and true who holds the key of David. “What He opens no one can shut and what He shuts no one can open”…
Jesus is the “One” referenced who will open and close the doors.
This past Sunday our church body read the entire book of Revelation out loud. There were breaks in between where we joined in reading aloud certain passages and also occasional praise and worship. It was AWESOME and overwhelming at the same time.
Revelation is like no other book of the Bible. Dare I describe it as complicated science non-fiction. To try and follow it is difficult. To try and explain it is impossible.
I have a strong desire to understand it better. Especially given the current environment of this world. I know many have said we are living in the “end times” for decades. The fact of the matter is…no one knows when.
What I am beginning to understand better is “the narrow road”…Mathew 7: 13-14. I can only hope and pray I’m on that narrow road. I for sure have come to understand the everyday dependence required to keep my footing. For years I was perplexed. I would continually think and ask…How can the road be narrow when so many people are proclaiming Jesus as their Lord and Savior? The churches are overflowing. How? It doesn’t make sense…
The longer I live, I think I’m beginning to get it.
He also said the journey wouldn’t be easy. The past few years I’ve been bruised and beaten…not physically but certainly emotionally and mentally. I’ve gotten to a place now that I’m extremely thankful for the hardship. It has forced me into complete dependence on my Heavenly Father for EVERY. SINGLE. STEP. One day, one step at a time.
Respond and Love Unconditionally. Always and no exceptions.
I regularly pray for discernment.
REVELATION 3:8 I know your deeds. See I have placed before you a door that no one can shut..
Here is the part of the passage I most appreciate right now…”I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE LITTLE STRENGTH, YET YOU HAVE KEPT MY WORD AND NOT DENIED MY NAME”…
This is me.
So many times, I don’t understand/comprehend or have an answer to the current issues in this world. And there are MANY. He knows I’m weak. Where I am weak, He is strong. It’s okay. He wants me to continue to obey His Word and proclaim His name. And it is in this, I am confident.