Rev.3:8 – Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut,

I have been pondering this verse this morning and God’s promise of an open door in front of all of us. I was struck by some of the things I found in Barclay’s Commentary on this word. Here are four applications of this incredible promise from the Lord. I will give you each one and follow with my comments

There is a door of missionary opportunity before every one of us, and we need not go overseas to find it. Within the home, within the circle in which we move, within the parish in which we reside, there are those to be won for Christ. To use that door of opportunity is both our privilege and our responsibility.

There are doors of spiritual harvest that we pass every day of our lives, people that the Lord has put in our path who are ready to come to Christ. Begin to open some of these doors of opportunity and see what the Lord will do.

It has been suggested that the door which is set before the Philadelphians is none other than Jesus himself. ‘I am the gate,’ said Jesus.

Of course Jesus is the door. We walk through Him and find not only amazing opportunities of harvest, we also find Him. Go through the door and enter into an unbelievable world of intimacy with God.

(3) It has been suggested that the door is the door to the Messianic community. With Jesus Christ, the new kingdom of David was inaugurated; and, just as in the ancient kingdom Eliakim had the keys to admit people to the royal presence, so Jesus is the door to admit people to the kingdom of God.

One of the greatest blessings you can receive in this kingdom life is to usher someone into the faith. He has given you the keys, use them to bring people you know into His glorious kingdom.

(4) Apart from all these things, the door of prayer is always open to anyone. That is a door which no one can ever shut, and it is one which Jesus opened when he assured us of the seeking love of God the Father.

The Lord has opened up the door of heaven to all of us. We can come boldly before the throne of grace and find grace for answered prayer. Open the door, step on in, begin to enjoy the blessings of having the key of David.

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