Rev 3:7 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;
Rev 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Rev 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Rev 3:13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
First off we see once again that He sees and He knows everything that goes on. Now He doesn’t mention their patience or the poverty He just says He knows their works. So He sets an open door that no one can shut because they KEPT HIS WORD and did not DENY HIS NAME. Once again this is the third or fourth church who is dealing with these so called Jews or Judaizers perhaps, who are of this synagogue of Satan. However in this case Jesus Himself will MAKE them come worship at the feet of the this church. He will do this so that they know He has loved them. Now He makes mention that they KEPT THE WORD OF HIS PATIENCE, so He keeps them from the “hour of temptation”. Of the Hour of Temptation there is only one New Testament reference and this is it. However in the Old Testament Deut 4:34 talks about the Plagues as being the Temptation of Egypt. Now commentators Jaimeson, Faucett and Brown, Gill, The Geneva Bible and Clarke all seem to agree that this is that time of the Great Tribulation of which Revelation speaks. However Jaimeson Faucett and Brown tell us that this not an exemption but a keeping GRACE. They will be kept IN IT or delivered from it while they are in it. In other words they will find themselves living through it and not suffering from certain aspects of it as it pertains to judgment. Why? Because they have KEPT HIS WORD and NOT DENIED HIM.
They are encouraged to HOLD FAST what they have and NOT ALLOW anyone to TAKE THEIR CROWN. In other words keep on keeping the Word of His patience and not denying but rather confessing Him and doing the works they are doing, which apparently please Him and now to the overcomer who do this by His grace; Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
To be a pillar in the temple and never leave His sight with the name of God and the city of God written on them, and His NEW NAME. Exactly what this means or how this looks is not known for in this Earthly realm we are still fairly mentally blinded to the manner in which Heaven conducts its affairs and the sight of it all. Because this is most pleasing to God this particular overcomer who keeps the Word of His patience and confesses Him is someone He delights in and would have with Him always. What a joy to always behold Him, and thus minister to Him.
Jesus is seen here as ; 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;… The Holy and True one is the Victor Victorious astride the White Horse covered in the blood of His enemies. He who owns the Key of David or the sure mercies of David in covenant of no longer rejecting but correcting … Kings. He is seen as the one who determines outcomes and destinies and rules over all time and space who is apart from everything and who is TRUTH… the Truth.