Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020
Revelation 3:7 (The Faithful Church) “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”…
THIS IS THE YEAR 2020. THAT IS DOUBLE GATES THAT WILL NOT BE SHUT, WHICH SPEAKS OF KING CYRUS OF BABYLON
[Cyrus, God’s Instrument] “Thus says the Lord to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held— To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, So that the gates will not be shut:
PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE 45TH PRESIDENT. THE JEWS NOT ONLY CALL HIM A CYRUS – A FOREIGN KING WHO GOD USES THE BLESS ISRAEL – THEY MINTED A COIN OF TRUMP AND CYRUS TOGETHER!
Is this a double door – 2 terms – that no man can shut? Let’s partner with God, get up and VOTE!!!!
26 instances in scripture when a door is shut
GOD CLOSED THE DOOR TO THE ARK – WHICH LITERALLY MEANS “SAFETY BOX.” HE DOES THIS TO SHOW HIS JUDGMENT IS FINAL AND THOSE INSIDE THE ARK WILL RECEIVE HIS PROMISE.
So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in.
JUST LIKE THAT, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SHUT THE HELL OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR OUT AND THE ANGELIC PRESENCE TRYING TO RESCUE YOU IN. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TO LOT:
So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, 7 and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly! 8 See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.”
9 And they said, “Stand back!” Then they said, “This one came in to stay here, and he keeps acting as a judge; now we will deal worse with you than with them.” So they pressed hard against the man Lot, and came near to break down the door. 10 But the men reached out their hands and pulled Lot into the house with them, and shut the door.
THE ANGELS WERE WARNING LOT OF IMPENDING DOOM.
GOD NEVER LEAVES US WITHOUT A WARNING. HE WARNED NOAH. NOAH WARNED THE PEOPLE. HE WARNED LOT AND HE’S WARNING YOU AND ME RIGHT NOW!
JESUS WARNS OF AN EXPIRATION DATE ON GETTING INVITED TO THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB. JESUS NEVER LEAVES US WITHOUT WARNING.
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’
THE LORD WILL SHUT THE DOOR ON YOUR ENEMY AND CAUSE HIM TO BE DESTROYED LIKE HE DID FOR MOSES AND THE ISRAELITES WHEN THEY WERE FLEEING PHARAOH’S ARMIES AT THE RED SEA:
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.” 27 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. 29 But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
SOMETIMES THE MIRACLE NEEDS TO HAPPEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Elisha and the Widow’s Oil – Elisha blessed the wife of a prophet who had been murdered by bringing her enormous wealth in the form of oil – which is about the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
2 Kings 4:3-5
Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few. 4 And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.” 5 So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out.
DEAD THINGS COME TO LIFE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. JUST ASK
ELISHA AND THE BARREN SHUNAMMITE WOMAN IN 2 KINGS 4.
This old woman blessed Elisha by giving him food and shelter whenever he came through her town. He rewarded her by prophesying she would have a son by the same time next year. Well, she did, but as Elisha was coming to visit, he found out the child had just died and that old woman was heartbroken.
2 Kings 32-34
When Elisha came into the house, there was the child, lying dead on his bed. 33 He went in therefore, shut the door behind the two of them, and prayed to the Lord. 34 And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands; and he stretched himself out on the child, and the flesh of the child became warm.
THE THEME OF RAISING THE DEAD BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR CONTINUES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT WITH JAIRUS’ DAUGHTER.
While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher.”
50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.” 51 When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go in except Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl. 52 Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, “Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.” 53 And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead.
54 But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, arise.” 55 Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He commanded that she be given something to eat. 56 And her parents were astonished, but He charged them to tell no one what had happened.
THE SECRET PLACE REQUIRES A SHUT DOOR
But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly
THE GOOD NEWS IS – JESUS CAN SHUT DOORS NO MAN CAN OPEN AND OPEN DOORS NO MAN CAN SHUT.
John 20:19 – Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
John 20:26 – And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!”
Then He brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces the east; and it was shut. The LORD said to me, “This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the LORD God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut.”