Revelation 3:20 Behold! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me.
When God says "behold" in this text, He is saying "look, see" that there is something I want you to pay attention to.
What is God wanting this church at Laodicea and the world today to pay attention to in this text? He wants us to pay attention to the fact that He is standing at the door of our hearts knocking.
This text before is a part of the letter that John had written to the church of Laodicea that is described as a lukewarm church. They are neither hot or cold, just lukewarm and because they chose not to be either hot or cold, God declares that He will "spew them out of His mouth."
Doors are everywhere and are opened either automatically or manually with our hands, body, etc., but they have to be open in order for us to enter therein.
There is also a door to our heart that must be opened also. We know this to be true because in this text, we are reminded that God is standing at the door of our hearts and is knocking in hopes that we would open up and let Him in for when we do He will come in and commune with us.
For some of you, Jesus has been knocking at the door of your hearts for a long time and is still knocking.
The clock of all of our lives are ticking. Everyday we are a day older.
Jesus is knocking! Can you hear Jesus knocking and calling out your name? Yes, Jesus is at the door of your heart and He is calling out your name! Have you opened the door of your heart to Him?
Revelation 1:7 Look! He is coming with the clouds. Everyone will see Him, even the ones who stuck a sword through him. All people on earth will weep because of him. Yes, it will happen! Amen.
If you think the world in which we now live is chaotic, crazy and unstable, imagine living in a world where there are no Christians? Well, this is what the world would be like when Christ returns to take away His people. The world will be left in a state of chaos with only the unsaved.
I believe we are closer to the door of eternity than what we realize. No one knows when their last breath will be drawn. No, none of knows what the future holds, but God.
The heat breaking news today is that Jesus is knocking at the door of hearts all around the world and many are still not ready to meet Him and and many won't be ready to meet Him when He returns because they have the “leave me alone” sign hanging from the window of their hearts.
Today is the day to answer the knock at the door of your heart for if you don't, you WILL be left behind when Christ returns.
NO MORE EXCUSES! You have not only been told the truth, but you have been informed that you have an option to open the door of your heart or allow it to remain closed.
To choose to open the door of our hearts of leave them close is our choice. To spend eternity with God or apart from Him is our choice too.
Which will it be for you on today? An open door for Christ to enter in and commune with you or a closed door that will keep Him shut out of your heart and keep you shut out of eternity forever?
I urge, beg and plea with you to open up the door of your heart to Christ on today.
Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart in hope that you will open up and let Him in.