These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He Who has the key of David, Who opens and no one shall shut, Who shuts and no one shall open. I know your [record of] works and what you are doing. See! I have set before you a door wide open which no one is able to shut (Amplified)
As a twenty two year old, God called me to the ministry with this scripture. The amazing thing is that I am still unpacking it and coming to a profound understanding of what God said to me all those years ago!
I am always bemused by people who supposedly “hear’ God speak a directional word to them every week – one Word from God will take a life-time to fulfill.
These are some of the exciting things that God has been revealing to me concerning this one pivotal Word in my life.
The Key of David is the key of power and dominion. In fact it is even greater than dominion; it is the anointing of conquest – the power and ability to win EVERY TIME! When David went to war, He never lost a battle! What was his secret, or his key? It was the attitude of praise and worship that characterized David’s life.
For David, worship wasn’t an event, it was a daily preoccupation. In Psalm 34 it was David who wrote, “I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth!”
But it wasn’t merely a godly lifestyle, it was THE KEY to His life of victory and conquest over every adversary.
Let’s look at the next part of the verse however: The Key of David is ‘in Jesus’ hands, and it will open some doors once and for all, Other doors will be shut by that same key.
Not every closed door in your life is the devil. God, in His mercy, closes some doors in our faces because they are the wrong doors!
God has a strategy for your blessing, and a path for your maximum effectiveness in His purposes. But living is a challenging experience in that we don’t really know what we are doing, although we are so SURE that we know exactly what we are doing!
Check out Paul’s experience:
In Acts chapter 16, verses 6-10, we read that the Holy Spirit forbade Paul from preaching the Word in certain cities, but then directed him to Macedonia, where a move of God broke out and he was bale ot turn the whole world upside down!
How astonishing! Preaching the Word is always good, but God had a detailed plan for how and where to preach for the greatest impact. If they had concluded that it was the devil trying to stop them from preaching the Word in those cities, they would have missed the divine strategy for their greatest fruitfulness.
Good things in your life can sometimes be the greatest enemy of the best. Some people never reach their full capacity in the Kingdom of God, because they spend their lives opening the door that wasn’t their intended one. They have church all right, but God was never in it. They spend their lives pleasing someone else rather than listening to the to the voice of the Holy Spirit, and following the unfolding call of God on their lives.
Every one of us chooses stuff that we think is exciting and right, but which becomes our undoing. I am so grateful to God that He closed some doors for me and didn’t permit me to take certain opportunities.
Can it be that the relationship that you are trying to force to work right now, is actually not the right one at all? Let God close the door. Everything that God is in the midst of will have an unforced rhythm. There will be a sense that it is right. If you find yourself getting defensive and intense about something, it is a sure sign that you are trying to protect your right to go the wrong way!
Can it be that the very things that you rare crying about today, because they don’t seem to be working out as you wanted, are the very things that God is using to set you on the path to your open door of blessing?
One open door can cancel out the affects of ten closed doors that you previously tried to force open even though God was not in it.
The amazing thing is this: a door that was shut for you, will be the right door for someone else. There may be nothing wrong with the door at all, it just wasn’t’ your door! Don’t panic: God will never mismanage your life. As you give yourself to Him in in trust and in worship, He will lead you into victory and after victory, blessing after blessing.