Revelation 3:20 – “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” NASU
I am fully cognizant that people have differing views of salvation and my purpose is not to be controversial but to share what I see and believe. If that resonates with you, wonderful and if you disagree I only ask that you consider what I say and as you pray and study, you decide. I now share what I feel the Holy Spirit would have me share.
Look at what Jesus said in John’s Revelation:
- I (Jesus) stand at the door and knock.
That door is the door to our hearts and Jesus is initiating the call to repentance and salvation. He, through the Holy Spirit, brings conviction and convincing to the heart that we are ‘lost’ and need a savior. He, through the Holy Spirit, brings us to an awareness that there is an offer of pardon on the table, that there is a door to the kingdom and family of God open to us. He has done His part.
- IF anyone hears My voice and opens the door.
The “if’ is important because far too often those He is calling and reaching out to, which includes every person in the world of every generation. After all, God said, “Whosoever will let Him come,” “Whoever believes in Him would not perish”, and “God is not willing that any should perish but that all come to repentance.” Therefore, we know it is God’s desire that ALL BE SAVED. It is not the select of the elect that has access to salvation but anyone born of woman. But they must OPEN THE DOOR to their hearts. They must act upon the conviction and convincing of the Holy Spirit. They must respond to the call of God to salvation. They must make the choice to receive Him. We are not excluded from the process but heavily included in that we must CHOOSE to receive what He has offered. In that choosing, we acknowledge our sin, receive His forgiveness, and make a commitment to FOLLOW HIM.
- I will come in, to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
If we act upon what He has offered and respond to the call of the Spirit of God to come to Jesus and drink of His cleansing waters HE WILL COME TO US. We will not be rejected. He will ‘dine’ with us implying that He will break the Heavenly nourishment of Spiritual food with us enabling us to develop and grow in grace and the power of God. He will walk with us from spiritual infancy through our teenage years, into adulthood and maturity.
He is ‘knocking at the door’ for many right now and my plea is that you ‘open the door’ of your heart to Him today. Allow Jesus to come into your heart and transform you from a child of darkness into a child of light. Allow Him to complete the process of ‘adoption’ into the Family of God.
May God be with you as you go through your day!