The second biblical mention of The Key Of David is in Revelation chapter 3:
“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”: “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. Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’
REVELATION 3:7-13 NKJV
The Key of David is associated with the Church of Philadelphia, the Faithful Church.
It is a Key that opens and no one can shut, that shuts and no one can open.
This means it is a SUPERNATURAL Key.
The Key of David is a Key of revelation given to David.
Note that in Psalm 110:1, David has the revelation that there is One sitting at Yahweh’s right hand. David refers to this Person as “my Lord.”
The revelation of Jesus’ Lordship is THE KEY OF DAVID. Leaders who call Jesus Lord become conduits of heavenly authority and blessing. They become people God can manifest the Kingdom through.
When you are a leader properly aligned with the Throne of God and functioning under the Lordship of Jesus at Yahweh’s right hand, you are a portal to glory for those you lead.
The simple proclamation of the Lordship of Jesus Christ is awesomely powerful. It has the capacity to translate the vilest of wretches into a child of God instantaneously. The greatest miracle – as the song goes: “That I, a child of hell, should in His image shine” – is effected by the confession from the lips of the sinner.
We have massively underestimated the potency and potential in the declaration of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. For David, it was paradigm-shifting. If God deemed the revelation of the preincarnate Jesus at His right hand important enough to David’s capacity to function effectively as king, it has to be a revelation of awesome magnitude. David’s confession of the Lordship of Christ brought a gigantic shift in spiritual atmospheres over the ancient world, establishing his kingdom and making Israel a mighty superpower in the earth.
Calling Jesus Lord is therefore a principle established by God’s Word as being essential for national leaders. It is the biblical Key of David. Of course, David would probably not have known Jesus’ Name but that is no excuse for leaders today.
Clearly, the Philadelphia Church is to function in and bring this revelation of the Key Of David to mankind and raise up a generation of leaders who will effectively walk in this truth.
In essence, the revelation that Jesus is Lord is imperative for leaders. This will align them with the Throne of God. Moreover, we can say with certainty that the confession of this Lordship is a vital and necessary part of effective leadership.
Something else to consider is that this revelation and confession – that Jesus is Lord – is shared with David now by every believer. David was a king-priest. So is every believer!
The Key of David belongs to us. This Key makes us kings and priests.
The same Key that made David the mightiest king and leader of his day is now the Key that we can use to be leaders in our God-appointed sphere.
What we have to consider is: If the declaration that Jesus is Lord can regenerate the human spirit and bring forth a new creature, what can it do for us as leaders of families, communities, nations, churches, organisations etc?
The Lordship of Jesus Christ is a functional tool. It is The Key Of David.
Leaders can use it to assert authority over the kingdom of darkness and bring forth a Kingdom of Heaven culture where they lead.
A national leader can use this Key to transform the nation they lead.
A pastor can use this Key to order the church and make it conform to the biblical standard.
A parent can use this Key to bring discipline and order to the home.
A business leader can use the Key of David to lead effectively and bring success and prosperity to the business.
The Key of David will bring success to military leaders.
The Lordship of Christ is to touch every part of human society.
Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:24-28 NKJV
This is the great purpose of God – that all things be put under Christ’s feet. And that when this is accomplished, it all be given by Christ to the Father, that God may be all in all.
Every leader must have this revelation!
We must understand that our leadership role is to facilitate this purpose. Our duty is to align with the Throne of God and submit to the Lordship of Christ.
We also must grasp that we are mandated to teach this to nations and their rulers (see Matthew 28:16-20).
Remember that Paul was sent to nations and kings, as well as his own people (Acts 9:15).
Our message is that Jesus is Lord and this must be accepted, embraced and put into practice by earthly rulers. Psalm 2 shows us that these leaders have a proclivity to oppose this truth, hence the injunction to bow the knee to Christ.
How dare the nations plan a rebellion.
Their foolish plots are futile!
Look at how the power brokers of the world rise up to hold their summit
as the rulers scheme and confer together
against Yahweh and his Anointed King, saying:
“Let’s come together and break away from the Creator. Once and for all let’s cast off these controlling chains of God and his Christ!”
God-Enthroned merely laughs at them;
the Sovereign One mocks their madness!
Then with the fierceness of his fiery anger he settles the issue and terrifies them to death with these words:
“I myself have poured out my King on Zion, my holy mountain.
“I will reveal the eternal purpose of God.
For he has decreed over me, ‘You are my favored Son. And as your Father I have crowned you as my King Eternal. Today I became your Father.
Ask me to give you the nations and I will do it, and they shall become your legacy.
Your domain will stretch to the ends of the earth.
And you will shepherd them with unlimited authority, crushing their rebellion as an iron rod smashes jars of clay!’ ”
Listen to me, all you rebel-kings and all you upstart judges of the earth. Learn your lesson while there’s still time.
Serve and worship the awe-inspiring God. Recognize his greatness and bow before him, trembling with reverence in his presence.
Fall facedown before him and kiss the Son before his anger is roused against you. Remember that his wrath can be quickly kindled! But many blessings are waiting for all who turn aside to hide themselves in him!
PSALM 2 TPT
Kiss the Son can mean “be ruled by the Son.” The Hebrew word for “kiss” is nashaq and can also mean “to be ruled by” or “be in subjection to” (the Son).
An end-time generation of believers will walk in the fulness of The Key Of David revelation and teach this wonderful planet-transforming truth to nations and their leaders.