Knock at the Door

Stand-at-the-doorOne of the most misunderstood verses of Scripture is Revelation 3:20, where Jesus says, “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.”

Many people have used this verse as a tool to evangelize the lost. It is true that Jesus wants to come into the life of every lost person. However, in this verse Jesus is not talking to the lost. He is speaking to the lukewarm Christians at Laodicea. He is imploring them to be earnest and repent and to submit themselves to the loving rebuke and discipline that he has to offer (see v.19).

Looking at the context of this Scripture allows us to understand it correctly. Jesus wants to come into the life of a lukewarm Christian in such a way that he or she will be on fire for Jesus once more!

One thing that Jesus wants to do is to share a meal with repentant believers. What better time to do that than at communion time on the Lord’s Day! The Lord’s Supper is an excellent opportunity to examine your relationship with Jesus. He doesn’t want any lukewarm followers, only those who have a fire burning in their hearts to worship and serve him.

Do you hear a knock at the door?

 

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