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.” NASB
When you get to the last Book of the Bible and begin to read the revelation given to John by the Lord it doesn’t take long to realize that God’s greatest desire is that ALL PEOPLE be saved! He demonstrates throughout the scriptures and in human history, His willingness to be merciful to man and yet man keeps turning Him away. How long will He suffer us? How long will He extend His mercy to man? How long before the judgment of God falls upon this world and He says, “It Is Enough!”
Most of us have heard, sensed, or felt that knock on the door of our hearts. We have experienced the prick of conscience and known the feeling of guilt. We have come to the place where we knew that where we were or what we were doing or had done was wrong. The issue is not whether we’ve been there or will be there it is what we do when it happens. Someone is knocking at the door of our hearts, Who Is It?
Satan knocks at the door of our hearts offering everything that has a name if we will just submit to the temptation and follow his lead. It is all lies but tragically there are multitudes who answer that knock. Likewise, God is knocking at the door of our hearts calling us to repentance and to eternal life and sadly, too few, answer that knock. There is a knock at the door of your heart right now. Today there will be knocks on the door of your life. Who Is Knocking?
When the Holy Spirit knocks at the door of your heart, He is knocking to offer you pardon from your sin, freedom from your guilt and shame, and access to Eternal Life. He offers something that can be found nowhere else and can come from no one else. He offers liberation from the bondage of sin. So, when that knock comes, I encourage you to look through the peep-hole in the door and recognize the LORD and open wide the door and allow Jesus to come in. I can assure you that nothing will ever be the same again. I do not tell you that you will never have another problem, far from it. I do not tell you that life will be a bed of roses, but if you remember that most roses have thorns you will realize that with the beauty and fragrance of the rose comes some pain.
We are coming to the finale of everything and God is knocking more and more urgently upon the hearts of men and women. I pray that we each catch the sense of urgency of the hour and allow the Holy Spirit to have access to every facet of our lives and answer the knock on the door so we can have the Lord come in and fellowship with us in a new and more powerful way.
God bless you as you go through your day!