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What is the Key of David?

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 (Revelation 3:7, KJV)

Jesus quoted Isaiah 22:22 as the One having the key of David above. What is this key of David?  We will briefly look at the two key terms, “David” and “key”. It is evident that the Lord is speaking figuratively here so we should not imagine David had some physical key in his house that he handed down to his descendants! Well, he actually had a key which he handed down, but it was not a physical key. It was the spiritual key that Jesus was talking about above.

David was the king associated with the kingdom God promised to Israel. As king, the idea of authority, sovereignty, control, and rule should immediately come to our minds. Now over to the team “key”. What do you use a key to do? To open and shut your door! Whoever has the key has ACCESS and CONTROL over whatever is in a room.

The key of David is essentially kingdom authority with the King being Jesus. Get ready, for this is the practical part of it. See it in  Jesus’s words to Peter: “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven”. Jesus has the key, and has given that key to you and me!


What would you do if you had the key to the room that has the thing you need the most? Or the key to the room with the thing that you do not want? With the key, you can bind and loose! 


The key of David is in your hands. Please take a moment to read  Revelation 2:26–27. Christ the King reigns in and through His people. Until you reign in life, Christ cannot reign! Stretch your faith, be bold and rule over sin, disease, demons, fear, poverty, etc.


Ask the Spirit to help you reign in life by effectively using the key of David. 

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2 years ago

Very insightful. Thank you

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