Tommy Bates Ministries

The Open Door!

Read Revelation 3:7-8

The Bible plainly says Jesus is coming back and will be reuniting with His church. As this time quickly approaches, God is pouring out His Spirit! We must open the door to the Holy Spirit to bring the church into revival, and bring souls to the Lord in these last days!

The book of Jude warns of a creeping lethargic spirit, creating an apostate church in the last days. It looks and sounds like a church on the surface. But it does not have the light giving source operating on the inside, therefore no ability to bring anyone out of darkness. It blends in with the world, blurring the lines of holiness and human philosophy. Jesus says in Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.” We often use this to witness to unbelievers, but in context, Jesus is speaking to the apostate church. Before this verse, He says, “Here’s the way you see yourself: I’m rich, I don’t need anything. But this is how I see you: you are poor, blind, miserable and naked.”

During the age of the apostate church, the Bride of Christ will bring the light to the world, exposing darkness and bringing glory to God’s goodness. Because of this, His church will bring about revival in the last days! Jesus calls this the church of Philadelphia, and says that they hold the key of David. Like King David, God will anoint the revival church in three ways.

First, God anointed David in the midst of his brethren. In the family of God, some will have an anointing that will rest on them. They will have power over all sinful lusts and passions of men. They will expose the darkness and bring deliverance to everyone in captive.

Secondly, God anointed David over Judah. The name Judah means praise. The revival church will have a sound of praise like no other, worshiping in spirit and truth. This revival will shake the gates of Hell! We’ve been anointed to praise when we’re well, sick, high, low, rich, or poor! I challenge you not to hold back your praise. Instead, lift up your hands and shout for joy!

Finally, God anointed David over Israel, giving him power on an international scale. Like David, the revival church is going to be anointed on an international level. We all have contact with the entire world thru the internet. You can tell people all over the world,”Look what the Lord has done!” You can shine as brightly as you want to shine! What an opportunity we’re living in to see the revival God has called us to have!

We have the choice not to blend in with the world system, a system that does not open the door to Jesus as He knocks. Rather, we can choose to be a part of something that’s alive and shines bright. Something that changes lives. A revival is beginning to ignite! Pray for revival within you so you can bring revival everywhere you go!

We love y’all and we’re praying for you! We’re saving you a seat at Community Family Church!

Pastor Tom