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Knock and It Will Be Opened to You

February 16, 2017

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Knock and It Will Be Opened to You

People pray longingly  for stuff they want  —  whether for grace  or earthly desires.     Much of their hopes  are based on Matthew 7:7,  where Jesus said,

Ask,  and it will be given  to you;  seek,  and you will find;  knock,  and it will be opened  to you.

All of this is good  when honestly prayed  with faith  in God,  love for God,  and reverence  towards God’s holy will  and ways.     That is because  knocking at another’s heart’s door  is a two-way street.     There needs  to be  a welcoming love  on both sides  —  and there certainly already is  on God’s side.

People know  when Jesus is knocking  at their heart’s door.     But,  when many know  that they should let Jesus  into their heart,  they curse instead  and refuse  to let Him in.     They don’t want  to be in  an ongoing fellowship  with the Lord,  their Creator Redeemer.

Even though  we are gross sinners,  Jesus still wants to be  in a rightful fellowship  with us  and give us  the nourishment  of God’s truths,  so we can be strengthened  to change our ways  and be redeemed  for all eternity.

This rightful fellowship  is so important  to our Creator Redeemer  that he invites us  to keep on knocking  at His heart’s door  and to honestly desire  to be in fellowship  with Him.     God promises  to open up His heart  to us  and welcome us  into a rightful fellowship  with Him,  so that He can teach us  about His free gift  of salvation  through the full forgiveness  of our sins.

We only have  this one lifetime  to reach out  to God as Luke 13:25 states,

Once the head of the house  gets up  and shuts the door,  and you begin  to stand outside  and knock  on the door,  saying, ‘Lord,  open up to us!’  then He will answer  and say  to you,  ‘I do not know  where you are from.’

All during our lifetime,  Jesus keeps saying  in Revelation 3:20,

Behold,  I stand at the door  and knock;  if anyone hears  My voice  and opens the door,  I will come in  to him  and will dine  with him,  and he  with Me.

Opening the door  to Jesus,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Welcome, LORD!”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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