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
I know that some may consider this wrong and I may receive bad reviews. Likewise, others will agree entirely and say a hearty Amen! I may even be deleted from the friend’s list by some for my view on this subject but if that happens it happens. I am not unconcerned about the feelings of others and would never want to intentionally offend anyone but in pursuit of the truth and in doing what I feel the Holy Spirit would have me do I proceed.
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 too often those He is calling and reaching out to every person in the world of every generation but many do not hear or listen. 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 God desires that All Be Saved!
It is not the select of the elect that have 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 choice, 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’ of hearts now. My plea is that we ‘open the door’ of our hearts to Him today. Allow Jesus to come into our hearts and transform us. Allow Him to take the child of darkness and make him or her 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!