Topic: He Is At The Door! — Sunday 10, September 2017.
Read: Revelation 3:19-22 (KJV)
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
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
21 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.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Bible in One Year: 2 Chronicles 21-23, Ezekiel 39:9-20, Hymn: Sing hymn 12 – How Sweet The Name Of Jesus.
God is a God of order, and Heaven is a place of order. Heaven is also a
place where everything revolves around the will of the Owner: God. There
is protocol in Heaven and a hierarchy or authority which must be
respected. For this reason, when accessing God’s presence, the manner of
approach really matters. How you enter into a room or house will
determine whether you will be welcomed or chased out. Do you know that
even God subjects Himself to the law of order? In Revelations 3:20, Jesus said,
“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
Although God created us, He still has to knock and wait to be invited in
before He enters into our hearts. Even though He created the space in
your heart for Himself, He still doesn’t force Himself into that space.
You are the one to decide if and when He should come in or not.
In Genesis 18:1-8, Abraham
saw some divine visitors near his tent. He ran to meet them, pleading
for the opportunity to be hospitable to them. In this instance also, you
can see that God waited to be invited in. similarly, in Genesis 19:1-3, when the two angels arrived in Sodom, Lot invited them in to spend the night. Also, in 2 Kings 4:8,
Elisha was just passing by when the Shunammite woman invited him into
her house for lunch, and even though he said he was not hungry, the
woman practically compelled him to come in. From that day forward,
whenever Elisha passed by, he stopped over at her house.
God waits to be invited in because of His humility, and due to the fact
that He does not want to impose Himself on us. Also, He created us as
free moral agents and not as zombies or robots: He wants us to be free
to express our own will. In addition, He wants us to be able to bear the
consequences of our actions and not hold Him responsible for what we
do. He also wants to be able to determine if we truly love Him and
whether we desire to follow Him or not. If you are not yet born again,
you have been keeping the Saviour waiting all these years. Please answer
the knock on the door of your heart, kindly invite Jesus in, and
surrender you whole life to Him. Doing this is in your own interest.
Action Point: Invite Jesus into every area of your life from which you have shut Him out.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A.
Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God,
one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the
President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
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