Somebody asked a question “What is inside the door Jesus said we should knock?” It is a great question and I think this question has to relate in response to the article “It’s Important to Knock the Door.”
It sounds as if this question comes from a person thinking what’s in for her or him. Who won’t want to knock the door that the Lord is initiating it? Hahaha. I mean, seriously. If you know it’s the Lord speaking into your heart, then it’s a life changing opportunity, a life time opportunity to turn your life around and make things right with God. And that’s why I named my title “Right Standing With God,” in response to answer your question.
Sometimes is so hard for some of us to see that only God is eternal and everything else is temporary. The material things we are trying so hard to possess, they are temporary, just like our bodies are. They are meant to help and sustain us on this current life we are living now, and we only need them while we are on the planet earth to complement our lifestyles. They should not be the center of our lives, and take the place of God in our lives.
We should remember, it is by God’s grace, love, and mercy we have the blessings of life. Before we got them or came to this world, there were here. When we came into this world, we found them. After we are done with our assignments on earth, life will still continue. This means, we are just passing by. Life will continue with or without our presence. Only God is eternal. He existed before we existed, and He will continue to exist even after we are gone, wherever we will be going when we leave this planet earth. God is always going to be the Alpha and Omega, beginning and the end, and everything between; therefore, He has the final or the last say.
Many of us we have heard of the famous scripture from the book of John chapter 3 verse 16 that says “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
It’s very clear that only those who will be in God’s side will not perish, and will have eternal life. If you have read the story of Noah and the Ark from the Old Testament Bible (please read the book of Genesis from chapter 5 verse 32 to chapter 10 verse 1), and God somehow has given you the grace and open your eyes to see His plan for the world then you will know that the Lord Jesus Christ is the real ark of the New Testament and God’s Covenant that is bringing and will be bringing people into a safety place. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Light and Salvation of the world.
God’s plan to save the world is through His Son Jesus Christ. He even made sure to Name His Son, Jesus with a meaning “the Lord is Salvation (Matthew 1:25)” and “Immanuel meaning God is with us (Matthew 1:23)” so we won’t forget Who He is at the sound of His Name. The life that pleases God is found through His Son Jesus Christ. And only those who will be in the Lord Jesus Christ, who have accepted and invited Him in their hearts and lives to be their Lord and Savior (Messiah) by faith, will be saved and live eternal. He is the Lamb of God Who was slayed on the Cross as a ransom for our sins (John 1:29). In the book of John chapter 14 verse 6, it also says “He is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him.”
There are some things going on in the world that God is not pleased with. Sin, or a sinning way of life, did not just start in our today. It started a long-time ago, before you and I, were born. In book of Genesis chapter 6 verse 5 for instance, it records that “The Lord saw that the wickedness (depravity) of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination or intent of the thoughts of his heart were only evil continually.” This was during the time of Noah and the Ark, when God caused the rain to fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights, and only those with Noah in the Ark were saved.
But the Bible also records that after the event of Noah and the Ark, God promised in the book of Genesis chapter 9 verse 11 that “Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the water of a flood, nor shall there ever again be a flood to destroy and ruin the earth.” (Read Genesis chapter 9 verse 8 to 17). God had a plan to save us, humanity, from our sins. And this plan was going to be fulfilled through His Son Jesus Christ. Because He, only He, the Lord could show us how to live like a child of God, take sin away, and saves us.
Apostle Paul said in the book of Ephesians chapter 1 verses 3 to 5 that redemption in Christ was something God planned before the foundation of the world. He said, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will…”
In the book of Mark chapter 8 verses 36 and 37, and Matthew chapter 16 verses 26 and 27, The Lord Jesus asked these very important questions, “For what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world [with all its pleasures], and forfeit his soul (life)? For what will a man give in exchange for his soul and eternal life [in God’s kingdom]? Another translation says, “For what does a man have if he gets all the world and loses his own soul (life)? What can a man give to buy back his soul?” Read more here.
Many of us know that God is limitless or unlimited, and the things that are impossible with us, with God are possible if we put our trust and rely in Him through faith. So what is inside the door the Lord Jesus said we should knock could be limitless, depending on God’s purpose for your life and the capacity of your faith if you choose to believe in God. I really don’t have the exact answers that you may be looking for.
But it is recorded in the book of Matthew chapter 19 verses 23 to 30 from the Message Bible translation that “Jesus told His disciples, “Do you have any idea how difficult it is for the rich to enter God’s kingdom? Let Me tell you, it’s easier to gallop a camel through a needle’s eye than for the rich to enter God’s kingdom.” The disciples were staggered. “Then who has any chance at all?” Jesus looked hard at them and said, “No chance at all if you think you can pull it off yourself. Every chance in the world if you trust God to do it.” Then Peter chimed in, “We left everything and followed You. What do we get out of it?” Jesus replied, “Yes, you have followed Me. In the re-creation of the world, when the Son of Man will rule gloriously, you who have followed Me will also rule, starting with the twelve tribes of Israel. And not only you, but anyone who sacrifices home, family, fields—whatever—because of Me will get it all back a hundred times over, not to mention the considerable bonus of eternal life. This is the Great Reversal: many of the first ending up last, and the last first.”
In the Amplified Bible translation it says, “Jesus said to His disciples, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, it is difficult for a rich man [who clings to possessions and status as security] to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man [who places his faith in wealth and status] to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were completely astonished and bewildered, saying, “Then who can be saved [from the wrath of God]?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “With people [as far as it depends on them] it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Then Peter answered Him, saying, “Look, we have given up everything and followed You [becoming Your disciples and accepting You as Teacher and Lord]; what then will there be for us?” Jesus said to them, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, in the renewal [that is, the Messianic restoration and regeneration of all things] when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you [who have followed Me, becoming My disciples] will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first [in this world] will be last [in the world to come]; and the last, first.”
You know, the Bible is like a sitemap, or a manual book that was put together to help and inform us. It has so much to teach us about God and ourselves. It contains the Word of God, information, instructions, and knowledge for our benefit. It tells us about God’s Will for our lives, some of His plans for us now, and in the future. The Bible also reveals the many promises of God for us to claim to help us in our lives now, in a way that pleases God. One of the promise for instance, is in the book of John chapter 15 verse 7, where the Lord Jesus said, “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you [that is, if we are vitally united and My message lives in your heart], ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you.” From this scripture, the Lord promised to help us and answer our prayers and wishes when we abide in Him and rely for His strengths. When we put His Word first place in our lives and honor Him in all that we do, whatever it is we wish, or we ask Him in prayer, it could be a need, or a question, provision, or a dream, it will be done for us. In other words, when we choose to do things God’s way, we may ask Him for anything, and it will be done for us. The Bible also contains so much God’s promises that offers solutions to some of our problems that we are facing, but also offers comfort, relief, and hope for all of us. If you read it, the Bible could be the beginning step to start fellowship with the Lord so that He could tell your customized answer of what is inside the door He said we should knock.
I hope all above somehow have answer at least a part of your question.
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