In Revelations 3, John wrote to the church in Philadelphia, the words from Jesus who holds the key of David. This key of David opens doors that no one can shut, and shuts doors that no one can open. Jesus was sympathetic to the Philadelphian church who seemed powerless. As such, he had set an open door before them that no one would be able to shut. This church had kept the word of God and had not denied the name of Jesus. God would cause those of the church of Satan who lied about his people, to bow down before his church. God would also keep his church from the trials that were to come on the earth, due to their patient endurance.
Jesus told the Philadelphian church to hold fast to their crown of reward, so that no one would take it from them before his return. “The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name” (Revelation 3:12). Isaiah also prophesied concerning the key of David, when he spoke about God’s judgement against Jerusalem. God was not pleased with Isreal’s leader who he vowed to move out of office. “I will thrust you from your office, and you will be pulled down from your station” (Isaiah 22:19).
He described God raising up Eliakim, son of Hilkiah and transferring to him the power and authority of Isreal. “And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David. He shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open” (Isaiah 22:22). God vowed to establish him because of the rebellion of the former leader, who led God’s people astray. This represented a transfer of power from an unworthy ruler to someone who feared God.
The key of David represents power and authority. Before Jesus’s ascension, he spoke to his disciples. “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18). This statement followed the great commission to go into the world to make disciples. In Luke, after Jesus’s disciples returned from evangelism, they were excited that even the demons were subject to them. Jesus spoke of Satan falling down from heaven like lightning and again conferred their authority. “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you” (Luke 10:19).
This power and authority is given to us through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This same Holy Ghost power, raised Jesus Christ from the dead and has seated us in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. We have power to do the will of God and the power of the Holy Spirit within us, opens doors of authority that no one can shut. God also closes doors that the devil would try to open in our lives in order to afflict us. The keys are in the word of God and our knowledge of the things of God. The Holy Spirit is our guide and teacher and gives us the authority to open closed doors and to shut doors that the devil tries to open.
Published by Anneta Pinto-Young
I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.
Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.
I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.
I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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November 10, 2022
Republished on Crossmap with permission from Anneta Pinto.