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That keys signify power, is evident from the passages in the Word where keys are mentioned; as in the following passages:--

I am the first and the last; He that liveth, and was dead; but behold I am alive unto ages of ages; and I have the keys of hell and of death (Rev. 1:18).

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 He that shutteth, and no man openeth (Rev. 3:7).

The key of the house of David will I lay upon His shoulder; that He may open and none shut, and that He may shut and none open (Isa. 22:22).

That in these passages a key denotes power, is manifest; also that the power belongs to the Lord alone.

from AC 9410

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