Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:20
Open Q: How can indifference and the feeling that we do not need Jesus play out in our personal life?
Main Point: Jesus stands at the door of our souls and of our churches and asks us to open ourselves to Him and His ways. What do you think?
What does this mean? I stand at the door and knock is an image of our Lord knocking on the door of our hearts and church. He is calling for us to come to Him. The irony is Jesus is knocking on the door of the self-deluded and complacent church who refuses to invite Christ into “their” church or be a part of “their” activities and lives are being called out by Him (Matt. 24:33; Mark. 13:29; James 5:8-9; Rev. 3:11; 22:7).
What can we do? We are allowed with great privilege to personally commune with the Lord Almighty! We can have a faith that opens His door. By our obedience, it keeps it open, but our pride closes God’s work in us (Luke 12:35-38). What do you think?
Challenge Questions: This is also an image of a diseased, pious, fraudulent church. What do you think?
Such a church is just a Christian Country Club where the name Christian is an oxymoron.
Q: What causes people to think they have no need for Christ? What would that mean to you?
Q: What can you do to open the door for Jesus?
Q: How should the leadership, let Christ is to set the direction of your church?
How does this apply? This was the church of indifference and foolishness, as they thought they did not need Christ. They thought they were good when they were really bad, and they were sad as they had no enthusiasm for Christ. Do not force Jesus to stay outside of your church while He is waiting to enter!
Where is my Hope in this? God loves you and wants in your heart for you to have a life of contentment and purpose!