When He Shows Up at the Door, He Never Comes Empty Handed
From the final book of the Bible, Revelation 3:20, we see an important truth about the Lord, “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.” The words “dine with” as written in this scripture mean to feast together. It is the same word that was used to describe the last supper where Jesus broke the bread and drank the wine symbolizing communion. It is symbolic of our salvation in the kingdom of God.
The Lord is standing at the door, knocking, waiting for you to let Him in. He’s not far. He’s right there. If anyone hears His voice, meaning if anyone gives attention to, realizes and understands what He’s saying and then opens the door, He’ll come right in. He’ll bring eternal salvation with Him and you’ll feast together on the blessings of God. Jesus literally comes to live in your heart and you become one with Him.
This is the same truth found again in Romans 10:9-10, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” You understand His voice as He knocks on the door of your heart and you say, “Jesus, come on in!” It really is that simple.
Jesus is the perfect company. He’s at the door, just wanting to come in. He doesn’t care if your house isn’t cleaned and ready for Him. He just wants to be with you. Jesus isn’t waiting for you to clean up your life first. He isn’t waiting for you to have everything figured out, everything organized, or for you to put on a good face. He’s the kind of company that helps you get your house in order. He’s the one that says, “here, let me help you with that.”
Something else that’s so wonderful about the Lord is that when He shows up, He never comes empty handed. He brings with Him all the tools necessary to live abundantly, in peace, in good health, and in joy. He brings with Him all the answers for all life’s questions.
But, before Jesus can come in, we must listen to His voice knocking and answer the door.
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