To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of 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. Revelation 3:7
Very simply Jesus is the “Key of David” because Jesus is the rightful King of the universe. He is also the rightful King of all nations, and He is the rightful King of me. I do hold a theory however, that there are several “keys” tucked in David’s life that we can use individually to help us navigate the hour that is upon us more clearly. If we familiarize ourselves with them, we will have some “keys” on our keychain if you will, so that we can unlock secret treasures the Lord has available for his children right now. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. Isaiah 45:3 This door he has opened to us, NO ONE can shut (Rev. 3:7), so let’s check em’ out, shall we?
So far I have found three. I believe there are probably more, but when I look at the Bible as a whole, there are three in particular that just keep popping up. The first one is found in Acts 13:22. It reads, “After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'” Well, lookie here, someone who “appreared” to have all the right stuff was king for a bit but only because I believe God knew the people of Israel were not ready to receive a “nobody, shepherd boy to be their king”.
Instead Samuel choose Saul first because he was “pleasing to the eyes”. Listen, 1 Samuel 9:2, Kish had a son named Saul, as handsome a young man as could be found anywhere in Israel, and he was a head taller than anyone else. He stood out “outwardly”. His father was a wealthy man, well-known and respected. 1 Samuel 9:1, “There was a Benjamite, a man of standing, whose name was Kish son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bekorath, the son of Aphiah of Benjamin.” Ooooo, look at all those titles!!!! A long line of upstanding citizenship I presume. (no mockery intended, just having a wee, little fun) It made sense to the people that this would be their King, right? Well, if you just happened to keep reading through 1 Samuel, into the 2nd book, you would soon realize this was not the heart of God at all! God himself “testifies” that He has found a man after his own heart. How lovely that is! How much excitement and anticipation filled the father’s heart to know his will would be done on earth as it is in heaven. David, my dear friends, had it going on! He was not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination, but he was honest, and he was true, and the people loved him because he always did the right thing, no matter what. That is what God is looking for in these end days.
He doesn’t need your “show”, he doesn’t need your “masks” to protect yourself, he doesn’t need your deep, dark, hidden “sin” that you don’t want anybody to know about for fear of your reputation. As a matter of fact, if you contrast Saul’s life, you will see that is exactly what Saul did, and he did it well. He often consulted mediums for advice, he often looked around at what people thought of him and would obey them out of fear instead of God, and he often made terrible, hasty decision that left him worse off than before. As a matter of fact, near the end of his life, he was so bitter and angry and enraged because of his own bad choices and disobedient heart that he would seek relief in music to calm the demons that constantly oppressed him. After a while, however, that did not even ease his torment. He was consumed with jealousy and rage, much like I believe the apostate church that is on the rise will be like. Anti-everything God, or in our case Christ, this evil spirit pursued David’s life until at last God set David free to rule in peace.
I must say there’s a gleaning for today. You see John 16:2 says, They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. In my opinion Saul thought he was doing God a favor. Saul was BLINDED by jealousy and rage, much like the Pharisees were when Jesus came. Jesus died because there was no other way to SHUT HIM UP! Listen, John 11:48 “If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him. Then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our people.” Like I said, he was very, very popular. So what does that mean to you and me, and how can we apply it to our lives? Glad you asked ;) I’ll tell ya what I’m thinkin’, you know I’m not shy.
Jesus wants us living a life that is holy and pleasing to him on every level. The funny thing is we can’t do that by ourselves. I have learned through the School of Hard Knocks and Kneeology that I can’t do ANYTHING apart from him. What is he calling us to do today more than anything I can see is abide. Perfect love casts out all fear, and when we abide there is no fear because we know we are connected to Christ. The Bible says we can know we are his. 1 John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. See, told ya ;)
I want to leave you some scriptures to chew on. This is where we need to be if we are going to keep our crown and not be left behind to die for our faith. I feel so strongly about this. I just don’t know how to describe it any other way. This is crucial to our understanding of our Friend and Savior Jesus right now. However, if you notice that what has been written is a far cry from your life, that is ok! God is going to catch everybody up, that’s what “will be caught up together” in 1 Thes. 4:17 means. It’s a VERB, and according to Strong’s Dictionary the Greek harpazó means to seize, catch up, snatch away! Woo Hoo! That’s great news! I hold the denarius theory as an end time revelation because we are one, unifed, spotless Bride so although we may all be on very different pages right now, God is in the process as we speak, Glory to God, of uniting us because beloved there is only one “gown” so to speak to cover us, so we best get in where we fit in, eh? I love you guys, you know I do. Here’s the last of some food for thought. I will pop out the other two keys as God directs. Love ya!
1 John 4: 7-21 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
Here’s the short of it, God is calling Eagles, not Chickens! WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!
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