The Obedience of the Overcomer
For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them. – Psalm 44:3
The church at Philadelphia was not wealthy, powerful or even significant. Yet in the message to this church, we discover another key to living with earthly success. When by the world’s standards you lack authority, recognition or notoriety, if you have access to Christ’s keys you can accomplish anything He desires for you to do!
… if you have access to Christ’s keys you can accomplish anything He desires for you to do!
1. Read Revelation 3:7-13 Why does God promise to put before the church at Philadelphia an “open door”? What is the open door?
2. Read Psalm 110:1 What does it mean for your enemies to be made as your footstool?
3. According to verse 9, how will Jesus vindicate these believers?
4. What is the special recognition Jesus says He will give to those at the church of Philadelphia if they “hold fast” to what they have?
What role does faithfulness, obedience and perseverance play in overcoming? Have you witnessed God promote you or someone you know who had “little power” by the world’s standards and yet God continued to open the doors of influence and impact for them? What do you think set this person, or yourself, apart to receive this favor? Based upon the testimony of the church at Philadelphia, how can you position yourself for God to open more doors for you?
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