"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name."
When God opens door, no man or devil can shut. This demonstrate the sovereignty of God!
It's a spiritual door granting us access to a new level, new dimension, promotion, increase...
Three things that church believed in and held on to:
1. The Word of Jesus Christ
Revelation about The Word
2. Not denied the name of Jesus
The Lordship of Jesus
3. The patience of Jesus
Perseverance & patience (as Jesus) in times of adversity
God allows us to go through certain things. At times He provides an "Escape" (deliverance) route and at times He allows us to "Endure" (discipline)
Doors can be PULLED (spiritual attraction) towards you or can be PUSHED (spiritual effort).
Prayer is the key to open doors!
4 types of doors:
A) Doors of faith - 1 Cor. 16:9
B) Doors of utterance - Col. 4:3
C) Doors of ministry - 2 Cor. 2:12
D) Doors of opportunity - Rev. 3:6-8
Doors of faith, ministry, opportunity, utterance...some needs to be pulled others pushed.
3 ways to know an OPEN DOOR is from God: