Rev. 3:20 Behold I stand at the door and knock, if any man opens the door I will come in and sup with him.
Many of you may remember the picture of Jesus knocking on the door, but did you notice there was no door knob. That’s an indication that the handle is on the inside and we have to open the door for Jesus to come into our house ( hearts).
But there also is an intruder who is knocking. Remember the big bad wolf, who huffs and puffs and want to blow your house down. Our enemy wants access into our hearts. To steal, kill and destroy our lives. John 10:10.
Its up to us to guard the door to our hearts. In our surroundings there are all kinds of voices and influences. There are so many opportunities to allow our carnal nature to rule. There are the knocks of unforgiveness, bitterness, resentments, anger, all the works of the lower nature. (Works of the flesh). These sounds can get so loud that we end up opening ourselves up and allowing the enemy free reign. Our minds can become so twisted we can think wrong is right and right is wrong. James 1:22 Be a doer of the Word and not a hearer only, deceiving your own self.
God loves us so much He will continue to knock. Can you hear the sound–tap, tap, tap. He sends laborers across our paths. Sometimes because we have become dull of hearing, we don’t recognize that it’s Him sending them our way to share His love.
But He still won’t force His way. He leaves the choice to us— to open the door.
The voice of the Holy Spirit is gentle, not pushy and overbearing. Whereas the knock of the enemy is forceful, dominating, selfish and gets louder and louder.
But the Good News is that we don’t have to open the door. It’s our temple we are protecting. Out of our hearts flow the issues of life or the things that will affect our lives.
Today if you are hearing a knock at your heart determine who it is before opening the door. You will know if it’s the knock of the Holy Spirit, then just open the door and let Him in. If there are some adjustments that need to be done, He will fix it. He can make all things beautiful. He can do the impossible.