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The Book of Revelation is a book like no other, centered around one person. If you want to truly know who Jesus Christ is now and who he will be when he comes back, study the Book of Revelation.  We are told that Jesus Christ is standing at the door.

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must [a]shortly take place.

In chapter 1 we receive a symptomatic description of how Jesus will look in his glorified form. For instance, in Revelation 1:8 the bible records

8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, [d]the Beginning and the End,” says the [e]Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Jesus Christ is revealed in the Book of Revelation.  There is an unveiling, a revealing of who Jesus Christ is.  He says “I am the Almighty”.  Do you know what that term means?  That means there is no one higher than Him.  That means there is no one like Him.  That means Jesus Christ, the Lord Jesus Christ is in a league completely of His own. 

In chapters 2 and 3 He is addressing Himself unto the churches. 

In chapter 4 he takes the church home to glory

In chapter 6 the Lord Jesus Christ takes the title deed of this earth, then when he does this he sets into motion a sequence of events that will bring him back to the earth in his full power and glory to reign over his kingdom. 

In chapter 6 right through to chapter 19 we see him judging the world; and in chapter 19 there is one of my favorite verses in the bible.  Revelation 19:11

Christ on a White Horse

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 

Now what if I was to tell you that Jesus Himself is standing at the door.  Now lets go back to Revelations 3:20:

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.

Now before we go into analyzing and breaking down this scripture, I would like to add this.  One could conveniently say that the door Jesus was referring to in Revelations 3:20 is specific to the seven churches and how Jesus was giving them a second chance to reconsider their priorities and return to Him.  Yes, this is true, however, it is not completely true. The scripture is profitable and useful for all children of God and all believers, even up to this day.  Regardless of when it was written, the Word of God never becomes outdated or irrelevant because of time or civilization.  Romans 15:4:

4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Revelations 3:20 is valid even up until this very day.  So, let us have a look at this verse and break it down into segments. 

Behold I stand at the door and knock.

The door here represents our hearts.  Jesus is standing at the door.  Jesus is ever willing and ready to let us return into His presence.  Though they had sinned, the door of repentance and confession of sins was not closed against them.  Even after explaining their misdeeds to them, He still reminded them that there is room for repentance and the opportunity to make things right.  However, there is a day when repentance will no longer be on the table for every individual but until that day comes, He is constantly nudging us towards Himself, patiently for us to let Him into our lives and to reign

If any man hears my voice and open the door, I will come into him. 

Now this scripture isn’t only for unbelievers.  As a matter of fact, the people who this chapter was intended for is the Church.  As believers there are many things that fade out the voice of the Holy Spirit and shut Him out.  These things are carefully tucked away and hidden beneath our daily schedules, interactions, lack of time or zeal for the things of God.  So, the next time we are complaining that God isn’t speaking to us, we should check ourselves first whether we are the ones not listening.  Jesus is saying if anyone ever hears Him, He will come into that person’s heart and make his heart his abode.  The term any man suggests an invitation to all, not just to the church in Laodicea or believers, but to everyone irrespective of race, color, background, age, or religion.  Anyone that will yield to the call of Jesus, He will abide to.  This knock may be a gentle call or an impression on our hearts.  It varies from individual to individual and will sup with him and he with Me.

Now there is a reward for letting him in.  When you let him in, he will not just dwell with you.  You will enjoy an intimacy and relationship and a fellowship with him and how we need that.  There are people who have suffered broken lives.  Has your heart been broken?  Has all hell broken loose on your life?  Have the burdens in life gotten so heavy on you and you are struggling to find strength even to wake up in the morning, or to get out of bed.  You don’t even want to face another day and you are holding on by the skin of your teeth.  You know the burdens of life can get so heavy sometimes and it may feel like you just don’t have enough resources or time to deal with everything that you have to deal with?  Has life broken your heart?  Have you lost a loved one?  You don’t have to suffer in silence.  Jesus is only one prayer away.  You don’t have to suffer in silence. 

·         Suffering in silence. 

·         In pain in silence. 

·         Dying in your sin in silence. 

·         Living with a broken heart in silence. 

·         Putting a smile on for the world but crying yourself to sleep at night. 

This is something I struggle with myself.  Even when I’m not alright. If someone asks me I always say “I’m fine”.  But we don’t have to live like this.  Each and every one of us have been given the ability to call on God.  He can end your suffering.  He can ease your pain.  He can save you from your sin.  He can heal your broken heart.  He can heal the damage that man did to you.  He can heal the damage that woman did to you because He loves you and cares for you.  The truth is life is not fair, it really is not fair at times.  Not everybody gets the same breaks and same opportunities and with life the burdens and the storms will come and they can get so difficult that you even struggle to breathe, and life can break your heart in a multitude of ways. 

·         Your spouse or your loved one leaves you and moves on with their life.  And fastforward two years and you are still there trying to pick up the pieces and they have moved on. 

·         Your business experiences difficulties through no fault of your own.  You went to every meeting, you treated your customers right, you did everything right and it just doesn’t work out and you are left with a broken heart. 

·         Your loved one dies unexpectedly, and you don’t know what to do with yourself and you are left with memories and a broken heart. 

·         Your health gets taken away from you completely out of the blue and you are there left with a broken heart. 

I don’t know what’s broken your heart today but there is only one who can heal a broken heart.  The one who said “Cast your care upon me for I carry it for you”.  Jesus cares for you.  Jesus cares for you.  He can heal your broken heart.  You know one of the worse things about a broken heart is that it breaks in silence, no one knows when its broken, but you do.  No one knows when its breaking, but you do and everyday you are wiping your own tears from your face because you have no one else to wipe them but yourself.  Some people genuinely want to ask for help but the words just don’t come out but I tell you today there is a knock at your door (you hear knocking at the door) from a man called Jesus (you hear knocking at the door) who stands at the door (you hear knocking at the door) and He says “if any man hear my voice open the door and I will come into him or her and will sup with him and he with me.” 

·         Have you lost a loved one, the person who is most precious and near and dearest to your heart and soul? 

·         Have you lost a relationship? 

·         Have you lost a job but I tell you today there is a knock at your door (you hear knocking at the door) from a man called Jesus (you hear knocking at the door)?  He says in His Words in 1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

He will hear your cry. He won’t turn you away.  In Matthew 11 he says:

Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden
and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me
for I am meek and lowly in heart and you shall find rest unto your soul.

People will only be there for you for so long.  People will only be there for you for a certain amount of time until they are no longer interested, and they will move on with their lives.  People will say to you “if there is anything, I can do let me know” and if truth be told when you need them, they are not there. But I tell you today there is a knock at your door (you hear knocking at the door) from a man called Jesus.  He will be with you, even in a year like this He will be with you.  Jesus is a God that gets into your situation. He will be with you in your broken heart, your disappointments, your rejections, your failures, he will get in the situation with you.  Have you ever seen Isaiah 43:1-2?

But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

He takes ownership of you.  Once you let Him in, He takes ownership – YOU ARE HIS.  You see verse 2 says:

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee;

He won’t send an angel, He won’t send Gabriel, He won’t send Michael, He says:  I will be with thee

and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

There is a man called Jesus who stands at the door (you hear knocking at the door)

 

 

 

 

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