In the gospel of John, Jesus makes His seven great “I AM” statements that remind us of His deity and our destiny. I want to present one of them here to give you a word of encouragement today:
I am the door; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. (John 10:9)
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the only entrance into the true church, the true faith, and into right relationship with the One True God. After His proclamation of being the Divine Door of Deliverance, Jesus then gives us two incredible promises.
Promise #1—You Will Be Saved
Whoever enters through the Divine Door will be saved. Notice what Jesus did not say: He didn’t say, “Whoever enters through me by good works will be saved,” or “Whoever enters through me by consistent church attendance will be saved,” or “Whoever enters through me by daily devotions and a consistent prayer life will be saved.” He simply and profoundly said, “Whoever enters through me will be saved!” The saving is His work, not ours. We bring nothing to our salvation but our sin, and Jesus has atoned for it all.
Promise #2—You Will Find Pasture
This promise eliminates any concern for not having any of our needs met. Now, we may and often do find ourselves with many unmet wants. We want a raise or a new car or a bigger house. But we will never be without anything that is needful for this life and the next. Jesus will meet all of His people in their place of deepest need, and they will never be without a pasture in which to graze on God’s Word, behold His glory, and grow in godliness.
In closing, this Divine Door of Deliverance is open to all who will, by grace through faith, transfer their trust from themselves to Jesus. There is no other door that leads to eternal life. When Jesus said He was the only way to the Father in heaven, He meant what He said! You need only believe on Him who is the Divine Door of Deliverance and you will be brought out of darkness and into His wonderful light . . . delivered from death to life.
And to those who are already His, remember that Jesus is the Divine Door for every spiritual blessing each and every day. Come in and go out through Jesus every day and your soul shall be as a fountain that overflows with the waters of both eternal life and everyday life . . . and that life will be abundant!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!