“I know thy works, behold I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it” (Revelation 3:8). “Behold I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him and he with me” (Revelation 3:20). Note that in Revelation 3:8 the door is open and by verse 20 the Lord stands at a door and knocks. He desires that we open the door.
We must have an open heart to receive the provision and build a relationship with God. He is always at the door no matter whether we choose to let him in or refuse to be in his presence. Being in God’s presence requires us to be committed to love, repentance, and worship and although the Lord will never leave us nor forsake us it is our responsibility to open the door and allow the Lord to sup with us. He longs to reach into the depths of our Spirit and shine his light.
Before a door can be opened it’s required that we turn the doorknob. In our walk with God, we are required to repent and turn our lives around as the Lord examines our heart with his spotlight. He sees the dark corners and knows that no matter how deeply he must search that if enough of his light enters into your room it will be illuminated. Not everything revealed by his light will be beautiful and the ugliness of sin must be purged before we can truly have the door opened wide.
It is required that when we allow God to open the door that we must be willing to go through it and step out in faith to believe and accept the unconditional love that the Lord wants to show to us. If we keep ourselves hidden in the dark, nothing will change. We will be in the dark along with our bitter spirit, hopeless ambitions and empty dreams. Why do people continue to wallow in the dark room of their spirit when the Lord is standing at the door knocking? If you are open to God, your liberty is only one door knob turn away and the door can only be opened from the inside of your heart.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne” (Revelation 3:20-21).
The doors that we choose to open, holds the victories that the Lord will refuse to withhold.
In this week’s Lattereign, we learn that Giving thanks Never Goes out of Style.