Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

Behold I stand at the door, and Knock.

Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door,  and knock:  if any man hear my voice and open the door,  I will come into him,  and will sup with him, and he with me.”

This is Jesus, standing outside the door of the Laodicean Church,  knocking. 

He is Standing, so our Faithful Lord is showing that He is ready to do, for the church.   But He is outside, not inside, where He should be.

So, He speaks.  He lets His Voice be heard.

But it is to the individuals inside the church that He speaks.

“If any man (that is woman, boy and girl, as well) will hear my voice and open the door”.

It is never to a particular building, that Jesus speaks;  but to particular people.

Those that will “hear Him”.

There are many noises, and “voices” in this world.  They are all making demands on us:  our emotions,  our thoughts, and our time.

His Voice is the still, small voice in our hearts, calling us to “open to Him”. (1 Kings 19:11-12)

And what “door” are we to open to Him?

The door to our lives;  our everyday lives. 

This is to Christians, so the Lord Jesus is in our hearts;  but He is calling us to let Him in every part of our lives.

(When we rise up,  He is there.  

As we go out to jobs, school, doctor’s visits; wherever,  He is there.   

If we have sleepless nights,  He is there.)

Open to Me.

Open to fellowship.  “Let us sup together”.  

In Bible times, you never ate with an enemy,  but only with friends, family, or to honor a guest.

This call to “sup” means to let Him in your life as family.  Let Him sit at your table and talk with you.  Let Him lead you into all the ways at work, or relaxation that He wants.  

It is a life open and receptive to Him.

Do you want Him more than you have Him now?

Then open to Jesus.   He waits at the door of your life, for you to answer His call to you.

Come in , come in,  dear Lord Jesus; and let us have fellowship.  You lead, and I will follow.   I open my life to You.   A life open to and receptive to You.  Thank You,  Thank you, dear Jesus, for waiting for me.

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