Devotion for Sunday, March 12, 2023

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:” (Revelation 3:7)

he keys of the kingdom belong to the Lord.  He who promised to David that the scepter would not pass away has the keys, has opened the door for as many as believe and gives them the power to become children of God in the example of Christ.  We are to be conformed to Christ’s image.  The Lord of all has fulfilled His promise to David and will fulfill His promise to us.

Know who it is that is making this promise.  The Eternal One is speaking these words and each of us does well to pay attention.  Do not be deceived, fakers and those who inwardly mock the Lord will not walk through the door.  Be led by the Lord of all and walk humbly with Your God and Savior.  Know that in Him is life and liberty.  Apart from Him is death.  He will do as He has promised.

Lord Jesus, You have come to rescue me from the bondage of death upon my soul.  Help me hear Your word and apply it to my life.  Grant that I would live in Your power of becoming so that each day I may become a little more like You.  Guide me in Your goodness to see through the nonsense of this world and live the life You have granted me through grace.  Lead me Lord to wherever the open door You have opened takes me.  Amen.