TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1
Scripture: Revelation 3:7
Revelation 3:7 says, “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.”’” The promise to the Philadelphia church gives rise to a question – what is the Key of David? The Key of David takes us all the way back to the Davidic covenant and the foundational progression of covenantal expression that is revealed from the Old Testament to the New. David was the only one who got to live out of both the relationship and anointing that goes with the offices of Prophet, Priest and King. As such, he became a prophetic forerunner of Christ. He demonstrated, out of relationship with the Creator, that our prayers change things in both the Heavens and earth. Believers, in covenantal relationship with their Creator, have the privilege of praying God’s will in the earth. We can bring the influence of Heaven to bear on the situations and circumstances in which we find ourselves. The Key of David is the key of covenantal authority that can bring both the salvation of the Savior and the Judicial Hand of the Judge of all the earth. In that sense, the Key of David both opens and shuts. It becomes a foundation for every Christian’s relational development with the Father, fulfillment of their call and their contribution to the Kingdom in the last days.