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When the apostle John is directed to write to the believers in Philadelphia, he says to them, "He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth" (Revelation 3:7) There were two blind men who pleaded with the Saviour, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened" (Matthew 20:33). To us it is promised, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" (Luke 11:9, also Matthew 7:7-8).
Paul desired that, "we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Corinthians 3:18). For those who were faithful, the Spirit had the apostle John record "I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name" (Revelation 3:8).
The two on the road to Emmaus met the Lord, and when they had broken bread (v30), "their eyes were opened, and they knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight" (Luke 24:31), "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (v 45). May we be as the wise men, who "fell down, and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts" (Matthew 2:11), and as David, who could say "Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law" (Psalm 119:8).
Posted by dondegr8 at 7:19 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 6:21 PM EST