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Better answer the door
Pastor's corner
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How many times has this happened to you: Someone knocks on your door, you see who it is, but before you let your guest in, you try to clean up a bit?
Take a moment to think about what was on your mind and your initial reaction. First, you heard someone knock on the door. Second, you saw who was at the door. Then, because you saw who was at the door, you decided to clean up before letting the person in. Let’s look at a similar situation in the Bible. In Revelation Chapter 3, verse 20, Jesus says, “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.”
The key word is “I.” Jesus is at the door. What’s the door? The entrance to your heart, your soul, the entrance to everlasting life, forgiveness and heaven. It’s the door to salvation. This is powerful.
We all have “Jesus the Savior” knocking at our doors. He is giving us opportunities of a lifetime. “If any man hear my voice,” the verse goes. Well, we can hear God’s voice in the Bible. It says, “How can they hear the word without a preacher?” We must understand that a preacher is one who studies, rightly divides, lives and tells the Lord’s word. Preachers knock and speak at the same time. As they knock, they may say, “Hello, anyone in there? Let me in.” Preachers want to bring the word of Jesus in your door.
Now let’s not make the common mistake of thinking we must clean up before we let Jesus in the door. We do not have the power to clean up our messes and He knows that, which is exactly why He is here— to help us.
Mark 10:24 says, “And Jesus looking upon them saith, with men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”
There is no limit to what God can do. He can fix anything.
Lastly, to sup with me and me with you expresses a relationship. This relationship requires a commitment to Him and His word. Let me make it clear. Jesus is knocking at your door. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you have done, He wants you to let Him into your life and He will fix the situation. But you have the choice to hear His voice and let Him in.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever beliveth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” It says “whosoever” — not black, white, male, female, etc. The first step out of sin is to believe what John 3:16 says. When you hear Jesus knocking and His voice is at your door, what are you going to do? I’ll let Him in. What about you?

Andrews is the president of the Liberty County United Ministerial Alliance.
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