December 11, Reading 3 – Revelation 3:7-22

Reading

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SAA Notes

The church at Philadelphia is the one church of the seven that did not receive a rebuke from Christ. What can you learn from what Jesus said to these Christians?

SJA Notes

Open and shut doors, knocking and answering – These are all important aspects we read about in this passage.

In Matthew, in the sermon on the mount, we read Jesus’ words,

“.. And to the one who knocks it will be opened.”

John points us to a wonderful truth here, that Jesus has the key of David.

So we have a door that is shut. There is a barrier.

How do we get through the door? We ask of the Father, we seek Him out, and we knock at this door – Which Jesus tells us that for the one who knocks the door will be opened.

Here we read Jesus saying that there is a coin flipside here. He comes to us and knocks on our door, He stands and knocks.

“If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”

Here is the majestic King of Creation, the Lord of all the Ages, the All-Powerful/Seeing/Knowing God – And He comes to us and asks that we open the door and invite Him into our lives.

This is Jesus. Praise God that He seeks us out, finds us, the Good Shepherd of His sheep.

* Great God Above,

You are the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David.

What You open none can shut, and what You shut none can open.

Please teach us today from this passage what You would have us know.

Amen.


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