The church was not an influential one but it was strategically placed as “a gateway to the East”. Jesus goes on to explain that he holds “David’s key”(Isaiah 22:22) – the authority to open doors and close doors which no one had the power to reverse. We discussed what this might mean and also what Jesus meant when he said he had set before them an “open door”. John in his Gospel had recorded Jesus as saying he is the DOOR and here in the Revelation is a reference to Jesus opening up the doorway for the disciples to experience more of the promised “messianic glory”. Listen to the talk to explore what this might mean to them but also us now
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