I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. (Revelation 3:8)
Be encouraged, Christian; you have been promised an open door that leads to the throne room of heaven—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!
- Never is the door closed to your pleading.
- Never is the door closed to your praise.
- Never is the door closed to your cries.
- Never is the door closed to your concerns.
- Never is the door closed to your fears.
- Never is the door closed to your hopes.
- Never is the door closed to your dreams.
- Never is the door closed to your desires.
Omnipotence has promised you an open door. No one can shut that door—not your enemies or the evil one. Nothing can shut that door—not even your sin. If you have placed your trust in Jesus Christ, you have been cleansed by His blood and clothed in His rich, righteous robes, and that gives you unlimited access to the Almighty . . . not only daily, but moment by moment. In today’s verse, we see the King of kings and Lord of lords inviting us into unending communion with Him, regardless of the circumstances we are currently facing in life.
As a pastor, I frequently encounter those who have allowed the devil to deceive them into believing that the divine door has been closed to them. They think they have been locked out because of sins of commission (things they should not have done but did do), or sins of omission (things they should have done but didn’t do). I immediately explain that this kind of thinking underscores the reason why we must preach the Gospel to ourselves each day, so that we will remember God’s great promise to us: You have continual access to the throne room of grace because of what Jesus has done for you. That door is not opened by our good works, and it is not closed by our bad works.
Remember, God has promised you an open door with unlimited access, but you must go through it. Go through it on your feet . . . go through it on your knees . . . go through it on your face . . . go through it in prayer . . . go through it in Bible study . . . go through it in the communion of the saints . . . but go through it! And if you ever find yourself in a condition where you think you cannot muster the strength to go through that open door, know this: Jesus is the Door, and you are already on the other side!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!