Christ Is Knocking at the Door

Richard Thetford

In Revelation 3:20 it says, "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." This door represents our heart. Christ can’t enter in unless we open it for Him. He will not force an entrance – we must let Him in. Jesus told of people that were dull of hearing and that would not let Him in. "For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them" (Matthew 13:15). Many things help close the door against Christ. If we allow these things to continue the door will eventually be swollen and become harder and harder to open. Ignorance is no excuse because Hosea wrote, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children" (Hosea 4:6). It is imperative that we read our Bible and learn of Christ and then make proper application in our own lives. Some people love the things of the world more than they love Christ (1 John 2:15), and make absolutely no plans for their future end. "Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would consider their latter end" (Deuteronomy 32:29)! Jesus Christ is always ready to save. He stands at the door and He continually knocks — we must let Him in. When He departs, it will be too late. Let’s ensure that we are living for Christ each and every day so that Christ will not say to us, "I do not know you, where you are from" (Luke13:25).