I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it, vs 8
What a tremendous promise from "...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." Revelation 3:7
I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it!
First, he has the key to heaven itself, that which David had, "he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth."
In John 13:12-16 He says,
"...Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him."
"...for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name..." vs 8
What he expects of you is not too much; it's something that both you and me can afford to do even when we have the least of strength - for we can pray. The other thing we can do for him is to still keep his word. Proverbs 30:7 says, "Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not..." - spare a little strength you have so you can keep his word and magnify his name.
Deuteronomy 10:12 -13 says, "And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, to keep the commandments of the Lord , and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?"
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie, vs 9
Pretenders' true membership is in the synagogue of Satan.
More Articles:The Revelation of Jesus Christ.
I. To Ephesus (2:1-7).
II. To Smyrna (2: 8-11).
III. To Pergamos, (2: 12-17).
IV. To Thyatira, (2:18 - 29).
V. Sardis, (3:1-6).
VI. Philadelphia, (3:7- 13).
VII. Laodicea, (3:14-22).
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches" Revelation 2:29
Simple Gospel Summation