“I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” Revelation 3:8
The church in Philadelphia had only good words spoken to them. They had been actively serving God, remaining true to His Word and not denying Him in any way. Since they were doing these things, Jesus told them He would give them an open door and protect them.
God is the one who is in absolute control of everything. There is nothing that He cannot do. Anything that God does, no person or being can stop.
Jesus said that He would give them an open door that no one can shut. Although there is nothing to say what that open door was for sure, it appears to be an open door for witnessing and ministry.
Right before He says He will give them an open door, He stated He knew their deeds. The only deeds that God talks positively about are deeds that build His kingdom and honor Him. Any other deeds are of the devil and are not promoted or desired by God.
Since the people were so active in reaching others for God, God would open new doors for them to continue that work. Earlier Jesus had stated that believers were to pray for God to send workers into the field because the fields were ripe for harvest. These are the open doors for believers.
As you go through your days, ask God to open doors for you. Not doors to promote yourself, but to build His kingdom. Doors to honor God. Doors to touch and minister to others.
Jesus came to this earth through a door God opened so that He could touch lives, serve others, and draw many to God. You, as a follower of Jesus, are to do the same things.
As you reach out to other people, as you touch hurting lives, as witness to others, God will continue to open new doors for you. Each door that He opens no one can shut. The world will not like what you are doing, but they cannot stop it.
Are you going through the doors God opens for you?
I pray today that you will see the doors God has opened for you; that you will keep true to His Word; that you will not deny Jesus in any way; and that you will strive to bring others to Jesus.