Monday, October 9, 2017

An Open Door That No One Can Shut

See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. ~ Revelation 7:8

I was praying this morning for a friend and asking God to open the doors in her life that He wants open . . . I love this prayer because I have seen God so faithfully answer it time and time again.  He has given me and loved ones so many open doors in my life that I know are from Him.  But this morning as I was praying and looking at the scripture from Revelation, I felt a different interpretation spring to mind that is equally as beautiful.  Jesus says in John 10:9, "I AM THE
DOOR.  If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved."  This is clearly defining Jesus as THE DOOR, the one and only way to salvation and relationship with God.  But interestingly He calls Himself THE DOOR.  Therefore, I love looking at Revelation 7 like this, "See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut . . . See, I have placed JESUS before you and He is never shut.  He has forever opened Himself and the heavens, in a path to the Father and a path to fullness of life.  He is the door to our future.  He is the door to our destiny.  He is the door of rescue, love, honor, resource, favor, comfort, blessing, hope, safety, abundance, peace, life, health, unity, prosperity, deliverance, etc.  I could go on and on and on.

There are some other great scriptures on doors that I could elaborate on, but for the sake of time, I'm just thinking this morning about the prayer, "Jesus, please open doors that no man can close for my friends . . . Jesus, thank you that you have opened yourself to us and inside of you is everything we need for life (2 Peter 1:3)."  The door is open to us in Jesus today.

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  ~ Matthew 7:7