Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 3:73:7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”
There are three appearances of Jesus for the church in Philadelphia
- Jesus appears as One who is true, to call and right the congregation.
- Jesus appears as One who is holy, to choose and purify the congregation.
- Jesus appears as One who has the key of David to give it to the congregation.
The key of David in physical meaning
is the key of Kingdom of Israel that is held by David.
The key of David in spiritual meaning
is the key of Heaven that is held by Jesus.
2 Peter 1:10-111:10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
1:11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Jesus calls and chooses us to equip us with ministry and the gift of the Holy Spirit (it is the key of David) so we are employed in the ministry of the building of the perfect Body of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-124:11 And He Himself gave some to beapostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
Philadelphia means the brotherly love. Through three appearances of persona of Jesus (calling, choosing, and the key of David), the brotherly love is increased to reach the fellowship of the perfect Body of Christ.
4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,
4:2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
4:3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4:4 There isone body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;
The sign is we have attitude of humbleness, gentleness, and patience. Humbleness
is the ability to confess the sin honestly to God and others. If we are forgiven do not sin anymore. Humbleness
is also the ability to receive other’s superiority and weakness, also the ability to receive the reality. Gentleness
is the ability to receive the true teaching Word, to forgive and forget other’s sin. If the sin as the heaviest burden is finished, the other one can be solved. The life becomes easy and light. Patience
is the ability to suffer willingly because of helping others. If we have those attitudes, we can help each other and become one.
Ephesians 4:4-64:4 There is(1) one body and (2) one Spirit, just as you were called in (1) one hope of your calling;
4:5 (4)one Lord, (5) one faith, (6) one baptism;
4:6 (7)one God and Father of all, who isabove all, and through all, and in you all
It starts from one body with one Head that is the one true teaching Word (the persona of Jesus). Until we enter the seven unities of the perfect Body of Christ. It is putting Jesus as the Head. There is connection between Body and Head which is the neck, referring to the worship prayer. In worship prayer, we experience the activity of the love of Jesus as the Bridegroom of Heaven.
The results are as follows:
- Jesus saves the Body (the Bride).
5:22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
5:23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
The loving hands of God are able to save, release us from persecution of Antichrist and free us from the punishment of God that will happen for the world and the one of hell (perdition).
- Jesus nourishes and cherishes the Body.
5:28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.
5:29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord doesthe church.
The meaning is as follows:
- The loving hands of God are able to care us physically, even though we are hopeless in the midst of difficulties of the world. His hands also care us spiritually. We experience the satisfaction of Heaven so we will not look for the one in the world until fall in sin.
- The loving hands of God protect us from any harm, sin up to the peak of sin, and false teaching that is destructive.
- The loving hands of God warm and give joy for us in the midst of sufferings.
- Jesus washes the Body.
5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
5:27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
The loving hands of God make spiritual miracle, purify, and change us from carnal man to spiritual one like Him. It starts from our face is changed to become beaming one; our heart feels peaceful and shady. Everything becomes easy and light, successful and beautiful. The loving hands of God are able to make physical miracle, the impossible thing becomes possible.
Until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed to become as glorious as He is. The door of the marriage supper of the Lamb of God is open. The door of Heaven is open for us until the one of the kingdom of Heaven.
God blesses us.