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The Open Door

16th November 2013, seh,hej

 

1) The Vision of Hope & the Name of God

The letters to the 7 congregations in Revelation were to those congregations listed, yet in a general way, the 7 are applicable to all congregations, for all time. Only one congregation was not warned to repent. Before them was set an open door!

To the angel of the congregation in Philadelphia (Brotherly love) write;
These things says he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David, he that opens
“I know thy works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them.. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast... Him that overcomeswill I make a pillar in the temple of my God,..and I will write upon him my new name.” (Rev. 3:7-12)


Not denying the name of Y'shua and his Father goes hand in hand with doing what God wants. Not denying the name, will result in obtaining Y'shua's new name.


The name 'Yahweh Elohim' expresses the purpose of gathering a people for the name of He who will be Mighty Ones, or in other words, He who will be United that the Glory may fill the earth. One aspect of the name is the entering into that hope: of going through the open door, the narrow gate that leads to salvation. Yahweh Elohim did shut the door on those who he made a covenant with, but who didn't listen.


While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. (Hebrews 3:15-19)


The door is left open to the faithful, but we must chose to go in

The chosen, people, the peculiar people to which we were grafted in, had a choice.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life. (Deut. 30:19)


But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. (1Cor 10:5-7)


In a teaching song of Asaph, the children of Israel learnt,

For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant. But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath. (Psa 78:37-38)
And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased. (Psa 78:54)
But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved. (Psa 78:68)
So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands. (Psa 78:72)


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