Revelation: “…who holds the key of David…” What is that? The key represents the office of steward. A steward held the purse strings such that even the master of the house would not know the state of the exchequer (bank balance). Perhaps the highest position of trust. Here Jesus is describing His job – He holds the key. He finds no fault with the Philadelphians but rather encourages them to continue on. They persevere, they keep their crown.
Gospel: Matthew 24:15-31
New Testament: Revelation 3:7-13
Old Testament: Zechariah 1:7-17
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