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Monday, April 14, 2014

Door of Hope

There is this special Door of Hope!  Now just imagine this amazing door that stands between You & Jesus!  On one side there is Jesus and the other side there you are!  Imagine then you find yourself restless, incomplete,
imperfect, in deep emotional turmoil, wrecked by others, ravished by the world. What you are in need of is a new life. A hope that surpasses all. A new beginning or a beautiful ending. The door stands between this world and the heaven. The prince of this world wishes to completely destroy and devour you. The Prince of the Heavens wishes to restore you and make you whole.

Jesus says "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock, If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in unto him, and will sup with him, and he with me." 

How intimate that Jesus stands at your door and desires most for you to open the door to your heart and soul and to commune with him. There is promise here that I want to point out. Jesus "stands and knocks" and it doesn't say he knocked once, it doesn't say he walks away when you don't answer!

Have you ever had a friend or family that really wants to visit with you. The come over and they knock, but they keep on knocking and all the while you stay quiet so they think you are not home! You mute the TV, you turn the lights off, You hide away from any windows, because now they are knocking at a different door to your house! Then they ring the doorbell, tap on the porch window!  How long will they knock, Jeesh? !!  I imagine Jesus to be that persistent, accept he NEVER gives up!

Why would you not open up the door? 

Your house is a mess! The laundry is everywhere. The sink and counters are full of dirty dishes. You have nothing to offer your guest because your cupboards are bare and you would be embarrassed to simply offer him just water. Shame and regret for not keeping up with getting rid of the filth in your life. Perhaps you have lost all desire to even socialize with anyone, you really just want to be left alone. The world around you is failing you and the person at the door you think...will likely just do the same. You know that person cares about you, they are after all knocking to see you! However, you can care less that someone will say "I love you....but you really need to do something about this" ......................... This is the problem you see, because Jesus unlike a normal man is not asking you to clean up your house, he wants to come in and clean up with you! He wants to help you, build you up, he wants to clean your place up!  There is some work involved, no doubt. You will have to get the garbage can out and start sorting through your stuff.  This work is sanctifying work. Done in time and not all once. Think of spring cleaning, first you start with one room, you throw out the garbage, wipe down the surfaces and re-organize. Then you move onto the next. So be anxious about nothing and hopeful that through Christ who strengthens you that you'll come to a place of complete contentment and joy in your life.

Why stand on your side & knock to him?

Proverbs 8:34
Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.
 Matthew 7:7-8
[ Ask, Seek, Knock ] “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

What's behind the door that Jesus Stands on? 

Song of Songs 7:13
The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, both new and old, that I have stored up for you, my beloved.
 Hosea 2:15
There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.
Don't wait. Jesus told many parables about not opening the door to him and a time came when it was too late. The door would shut and no one would ever  enter into the Kingdom. These parables talk about forsaking the good news and waiting till you are completely ready. The problem is, we are only promised this exact moment. We are not promised a later or a tomorrow. So not only do we have to open the door today, we have every effort enter through it!  Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. (Luke 13) One would not worry of such a thing if they fully surrender their heart and life to the Lord Jesus. 
Also read the Parable of the ten virgins. Matthew 25.

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