Being true means that every word that He speaks is the true word of God and that every promise He made will be kept. We can put all of our trust in Jesus Christ for He is perfect and trustworthy. He will never leave us nor forsake us. He will always be with us through whatever trail we may go through. Christ is holy and true.

Christ holds the key of David. The only other place where the key of David is referred to is in the book of Isaiah.

Letís read:
Isa 22:20-22
20 "In that day I will summon my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah.
21 I will clothe him with your robe and fasten your sash around him and hand your authority over to him. He will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.
22 I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.
(NIV)

Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, was given the key to the house of David during the reign of King Hexekiah. The key was carried on a cord hung over the shoulder and the key unlocked the house of David which contained all the treasures of the kings of Judah and also housed the government. So Eliakim controlled who could come into the house of David and also who could not. He had the authority to do so. Jesus in the same sense holds the key to the New Jerusalem that is coming when he returns. Christ holds the key; thus He controls who gets in and who does not. There is no one else who can open or close this door. Christ has the authority to say who will enter the kingdom of God. No one comes unto the Father except through Christ.

The Commendation:
Rev 3:8-10
8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

Christ knew their deeds, just as He knows our deeds. There isnít anything that we do, or anything that we say, or anything that we think, that Jesus doesnít know. Christ knew their hearts and He knew that they had truly accepted Him as their Savior and Lord. Thus Jesus had opened the door to eternal life in heaven for them and no one could take that away from them. Also no one whom has not accepted Christ has his or her Savior could open that door. Is there anything in your thoughts or your life that you are ashamed of? Is there a sin in your life that you donít want anyone to know about? Well, there are no secrets that Jesus doesnít know. It is impossible to hide anything from Him. You cannot hide from His sight. So the next time that you do something that you wouldnít want anyone to see, remember that Jesus sees it.

The Christians at Philadelphia had kept the word and teaching of Christ and had done their best in spreading the word of Christ, even though they had little strength. They were probably few in numbers and not wealthy, but they were rich in the blessings of Christ and they always put Him first in their lives. They