Daily Scripture Reading: Revelation 3:20 KJV
Revelation 3:20 KJV
(20) Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Today’s Devotional Is CHRIST PLEADING TO ADMISSION
Do not forget the Majesty and Glory of Him Who Asks You for Admission!
In the verses below, He states that He can give the right to sit with Himself at His Throne. He stands so that we might sit one day! Child of two worlds, close your ears to the noise and chatter of the passing years and listen to Him who knocks at your door!
We know, of course that the Savior never leaves those who are truly His. They abide in Him, and He abides within them. There may be ebbs and flows with us. The current can drop to a few inches from feet. While the sun may be visible in the sky, the light could linger on the clouds. While the heat may not be lost, the extremities can become colder. Under these conditions, the Lord of All Worlds arrives at the door of our poor tenement and knocks on the door, asking for admission.
When our love is cooling, we may wait for His call. We used to be quick to beat when we heard His approaching steps; now that He is near, we wait on Him at the door until His hair is full of dew and His locks are wet with night. We all know what it means to be “neither warm nor cold”. Our hearts have stopped beating! Then, we can expect to hear Christ’s knock. He asks for our admission and will restore the soul’s love and joy.
When we are called to leave this world, His knock may be expected. When the mail arrives, it will be like the one Christiana received: “The Master expects thee to stand in His Presence in clothes of immortality within ten days.” The same summons will be sent to Mr. Honesty and Mr. Ready to-halt; Mr. Despondency, Miss Much-afraid and Mr. Standfast; Mr. Valiant for-truth. In each case, Jesus will knock and say: “Fear not. I will be with You.” “I have called you by the name of your name, and you are mine.” (Isa_43:1).
PRAYER for Today
We are grateful to Thee, O God for Thy love that has come to us as a human form, that shines from the face of Jesus Christ and speaks in gentle tones that we can understand. We are grateful to Thee for His presence at our low doors, knocking, and waiting to dwell with us forever. We ask the Holy Spirit to help us see Him more clearly and to open our hearts to love Him more. AMEN.