From the Desk of: Mother Iris Moore Subject: I Have Set Before Thee an Open Door and No Man Can Shut It
We give Honor and Glory to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We honor the Prophetesses, Mothers, Evangelists, Teachers, Sisters, Saints, and you our beloved Friends. Revelation 3:7-8, And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith 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; 8) 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. What a marvelous thing as having the key, the right way unto the Holy and true church, and the kingdom of God. To have possession of keys, not as a doorkeeper, but as a chief steward in a household, because you are authorized. Being born again into God’s household because you have responded in repentance, baptism, and faith. Praise the Lord! Matthew 16:15-19, He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16) And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17) And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18) And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19) And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Acts 2:37-39, Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Matthew 18:18, Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. The power to bind and to loose, what an authority, even the ability to forgive or not to forgive. John 20:22-23, And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23) Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. Thank God for his power and authority given to people ordained by Jesus himself, to preach the gospel and perform the deeds of the gospel to save mankind. Matthew 16:24-28, Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25) For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 27) For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. 28) Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Let us allow anything to hinder us from the key of knowledge. Others way not desire this way and do not want truth spread. We have accepted the calling from the Lord, so we must continue to be witnesses to the grace and truth of Jesus Christ. Thank God for all those who are baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Continue in the way of truth. May the Lord bless all who walk in obedience to his Great Word.