Summary: What is the Key of David? The Key of David is a term found in Revelation and Isaiah. A key indicates control or authority; therefore, having the Key of David would give one control of David’s domain, Jerusalem, the City of David, and the kingdom of Israel.
Keeping You From the Hour Of Trial.
These verses were written to the Christians in the Asian city of Philadelphia in about A.D. 96, John, in the book of Revelation, assured those in Philadelphia that they were, indeed, the heirs to salvation.
Revelation3:7TPT Write the following to the messenger of the congregation in Philadelphia, for these are the solemn words of the Holy One, the true one, who has David’s key, who opens doors that none can shut and who closes doors that none can open:
What is the Key of David? The Key of David is a term found in Revelation and Isaiah. A key indicates control or authority; therefore, having the Key of David would give one control of David’s domain, Jerusalem, the City of David, and the kingdom of Israel. The fact that, in Revelation 3:7, Jesus holds this key shows that He is the fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant, the ruler of the New Jerusalem, and the Lord of the kingdom of heaven.
In Isaiah 22:22NKJV The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; So he shall open, and no one shall shut; And he shall shut, and no one shall open.
Eliakim is being addressed and here he’s seen as a type of Christ; so Eliakim shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open"
In Revelation 3:7, Jesus calls Himself the True One; The Holy One.
These are words that are found time and time again in the OT writings.
Verse 7 of Revelation 3, say’s the True One has the key of David, meaning, if you’re hungry for more of God, you have to come through the open door of Jesus.
Revelation 3:7TM Write this to Philadelphia, to the Angel of the church. The Holy, the True—David’s key in his hand, opening doors no one can lock, locking doors no one can open—speaks:
Understand this—in all your planning. Jesus can open any door that none can shut! He can also shut doors, that none can open.
Matthew Henry—Jesus has the key of government and authority in and over the church.
Jesus opens and closes—He opens a door of opportunity to his churches; he opens a door of utterance to his ministers; he opens a door of
entrance, opens the heart. He shuts the door of heaven against the foolish, who sleep away their day of grace; and against the workers of iniquity, how vain and confident they have become.
When it comes to open doors, you can’t do anything better than ask God to open or shut any door. There are times we pray—God, Your will be done. P.H
Revelation3:8TPT I know all that you’ve done. Now I have set before you a wide-open door that none can shut. For I know that you possess only a little power, yet you’ve kept my word and haven’t denied my name.
Wow, God states—I have set before you a wide-open door, and no one can shut it.
Revelation 3:8TM “I see what you’ve done. Now see what I’ve done. I’ve opened a door before you that no one can slam shut. You don’t have much strength, I know that; you used what you had to keep my Word. You didn’t deny me when times were rough.
The church is commended as Jesus say’s, You kept My word, and refused to deny My name even in difficult times.
A man once came to the Rev. Charles Spurgeon and asked how he could win others to Jesus. Spurgeon asked him, “What are you? What do you do?”
The man said, “I’m an engine driver on a train.”
“Then,” said Spurgeon, “Is the man who shovels coal on your train a Christian?”
“I don’t know,” said the man.
“Go back,” said Spurgeon, “and find out and start on him.”
“Open doors are all around us!” P.H
Revelation3:9TPT Watch how I deal with those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews but are not, for they’re lying. I will make them come and bow down at your feet and acknowledge how much I’ve loved you.
Some were Jews in name only; Some are Christians in name only.
The testing that Christians are subject to, either make us, or break us.
How about this Covid-19 testing?
Revelation 3:9TM “And watch as I take those who call themselves true believers but are nothing of the kind, pretenders whose true membership is in the club of Satan—watch as I strip off their pretensions and they’re forced to acknowledge it’s you that I’ve loved.
Those that choose to sit in judgement, those that jumped ship because things got too tough, One day, according to Verse 9, of Revelation 3, Those that fell away will acknowledge the churches commitment. P.H