Open The Door

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 dine with him, and he with Me.

If you have ever heard this verse taught it is usually used as a reference to sinners, and Jesus is standing at the door of their heart waiting for them to let Him in. The interesting truth is this statement was written to the church at Laodicea, and they were in Jesus’ words, lukewarm believers. This is significant because we are always to keep scripture in it’s proper context. You see a lukewarm believer is one who has become indifferent to spiritual things. For them going to God’s house, reading the Word, and developing the relationship with God does not matter.

Jesus warned this church to repent and then stated He was standing at the door waiting for them to let Him in so they could have fellowship together. Jesus wants us to have an intimate relationship with Him, but a key to doing so is knowing how to open the door. In John 14:6 Jesus said He is the way, Truth, and the life. John 17:17 tells us God’s Word is Truth. Jesus said in John 8:31-32 if you abide in His Word you are His disciples indeed, and you would know the Truth. John 1:1, 14 tells us Jesus is the Word of God.

Lukewarm believers do not fellowship with Jesus because they are more interested in other things. Jesus is the Word of God, and He is knocking trying to get us to open the Word for the express purpose of getting to know Him (Truth), so that He can come and fellowship with us, and we in doing so will hear His voice. God’s Word is God speaking to us. The only way New Testament believers can truly get to know the Lord is fellowshipping with Him through His Word. He is knocking. To open the door just open your Bible.

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