2021 April 12
Revelation 3:7b 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…
What an assurance! What an amazing declaration! What peace we can have, knowing that this Savior, this Mighty God, this Everlasting Father, is so great and so personal that the path of the believer is set by what Jesus Christ Himself designates. This happens to be the introduction of Jesus to the church at Philadelphia—but what He’s saying here is not about them, it’s about Himself. What He opens nobody can close; what He closes, nobody can open. He has power over your life, over the life of the Church, over the world. And no matter what, no matter how long it takes (because human beings are very good at trying to ignore Him and in so doing, I believe we delay His perfect will from coming to pass)—still, no matter what, the bottom line is that Jesus Christ is Lord of all, for in Him all things consist (Colossians 1:17).
Pastor Lisa Bosworth