Davut'un anahtarına sahip olan, açtığını kimsenin kapayamadığı, kapadığını kimsenin açamadığı.Jesus describes Himself to the church at Sardis as the one who has "the keys of David, who opens and no man can shut, who shuts and no man can open. I'm sure you recognize "Davut." Anahtar, key, figured in a successful political slogan a few years ago. The winning candidate promised the voters, "Beş ay, iki anahtar." Louis XIV, who promised "a chicken in every pot," and Hitler, who promised "a car in every garage," were minor league in comparison to this gent. Put me in office, and in five months, you'll each have two keys (new house, new car). Unlike Jesus, this guy did not actually deliver on the promise, but this slogan is still admired for sheer audacity in four words!
When addressing the church at Philadelphia, Jesus mentions again the false Israel, the Jewish congregations in the neighborhood that made life miserable for the Christians. He encouraged His people to stand firm, and promised them marks of citizenship in the true, eternal, and heavenly Israel, the new Jerusalem.
Jesus had harsh words for Laodicea:
Ne soğuksun, ne sıcak. Keşke ya sapuk, ya da sıcak olsaydın.Two new words today:
- soğuk -- cold
- sıcak -- hot
I think I'll have Beth and Laura memorize this most famous verse from Chapter 3:
İşte kapıda durmuş, kapıyı çalıyorum. Eğer biri sesimi işitir ve kapıyı açarsa, onun yanına gideceğim, ben onunla ve o da benimle, birlikte yemek yiyeceğiz.I'll give you one word, and you can find this verse very easily: kapı -- door.