(7) 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;
In our verse for this morning we find several descriptions that point to Him as the Perfect King over us…
He is said to be sinless (“holy”); faithful and genuine (“true”), in control of the physical and spiritual nation of Israel (“hath the key of David”); working His will perfectly in our lives and the world around us (“he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;”).
Stop and think about the blessing of knowing that the One we are committed to serve is the One who is a perfect King.
Let’s just imagine He was not perfect….
What would it be like to serve One who was not holy?
We could not count on His leadership… He may lead us down a sinful path that would lead to our destruction or spiritual shipwreck.
What would it be like to serve One who was not faithful and genuine?
We could not count on Him being sincere and speaking the truth to us. He may lie to us and refuse to keep the promises He gave to us.
What would it be like to serve One who was not in control of the physical and spiritual nations of Israel?
We could not look at the physical nation of Israel as a witness of His greatness and glory. And worse yet, we could not count on Him securing us access into His spiritual nation. When we needed Him most, He may fail to bring us into His kingdom, forcing us to face eternal punishment for our sins.
What would it be like to serve One who was not in sovereign control over all?
We could not be assured that every event in our life is for our good. Likewise, there would be no purpose in asking the Lord to intervene in any situation that we face. Worst of all, Satan could intervene and snatch our eternal salvation from us.
But praise His wonderful name we KNOW that He is holy, true, possessing the key of David, and He is in control!
May we praise Him for allowing us to serve Him… the Perfect King!
May the Lord bless us as we seek to serve Him, the One that is so clearly revealed to us in the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
For an in depth look at this section of the Revelation: