Behold! I Stand!Revelation 3:20 “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.”This “sup” in the original means fellowship. “I will fellowship with him, and he with Me.”What is fellowship? It is a coming together in attitude, and thought.When we have fellowship with the Lord, we are letting Him in to our thoughts….and our feelings, in subjection to Him.Amos 3:3 “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”Opening up to Him, to come in and talk to me about all that is in my life….and to share with Him all that is going on.Abraham was called the “friend of God”…..he was called out of idolatry, called to follow God into a new land….and he did.There were many failures….and set backs; but Abraham knew God’s voice and had fellowship with Him.Genesis 18:1-5 “And the Lord appeared unto him (Abraham) in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,And said, My Lord, if now I have found favor in Thy sight, pass not away, I pray Thee, from Thy servant:Let a little water, I pray You, be fetched, and wash Your feet, and rest Yourselves under the tree:And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort Ye Your hearts; after that Ye shall pass on: for therefore are Ye come to Your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.”Here Abraham is setting in the flap doorway of his tent; in the shade….when he sees the Lord, with two others (angels).He does not inquire who they are….he knows One is the Lord, and bows in reverence, at His feet.Then…..fellowship:Come….and be refreshed by water….rest….and eat….and talk.The Lord had come to him, and Abraham quickly opens all he has to them.There conversation was for the future: Sarah would have a son….”I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life;”…..and Sarah shall have a son.Abraham listened….Sarah laughed, for it was an impossible thing: they were both old, she had never had children, and she was past “the time of women”, she was not having periods any more.Fellowship is opening up the Lord, and letting Him in…..in thoughts and feelings.Sarah had laughed, but God was faithful. But Abraham listened….God had promised before….and now He had appeared to speak of this promise again.After the food, The Lord, the angels, and Abraham arose….and walked together….Genesis 18:17-18 “And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?”The Lord told Abraham of Sodom and Gomorrah wickedness……and that He was sending angels to see, if it was according to the “cry of it”.(Sin and Wickedness brings a “cry” from creation itself.Romans 8:21-22 “Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.)This leads to the greatest example of intercessory prayer (except by Christ) in the Bible.Abraham interceded for Lot,…and all the other righteous in the cities…………although there were none…yet his heart wanted their salvation,…and knew the Lord’s mercy. Do we?Fellowship is the conversation between “partners” in the work.It is the sharing of all that is going on, and will go on.It is the coming together to know each other better.Jesus Christ stands at the door of His Church in Laodicea, and knocks for entrance…..but it is His Voice which is heard by those who will open the door…….for it is a personal call:“If any man will hear My voice and open the door…”And so the door you open is the door of your life:To answer the call of Christ in this age, requires not an answer of words….but an answer of a life open to and receptive to Christ Jesus our Lord.Behold! He stands!Anytime He is seen standing, it is a sign He is ready to do….and He is standing at the door of your life, ready to do for you.Will you let Him in to have that fellowship that begins with bowing before Him,……continues by talking and listening to Him…..and ends in walking with Him in partnership?
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My husband and I are preachers. Over 40 years that we preached, we had many messages. We are sharing these here, hoping to Awaken Christians to The Lord Jesus' voice to them. (Romans 10:17) Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
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