I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
The Lord cites two reasons why He set an irreversible opportunity before the church at Philadelphia. Firstly, they kept the word of Christ in spite of having only a little strength. Our inadequacies are no excuse for failure! Secondly, they did not deny His name. Our intimidations are no excuse for betrayal! When we trust the Holy Spirit to help us overcome our weaknesses, trials and temptations, we position ourselves for Christ’s irreversible access.