The next part of our restoration requires the ordering of our doors.
(For those of you who just started following, I’ve been threading the Restoration of our new/used Nova, to help gain understanding of what our lives look like in the process of being Fully Restored.)
When I think of doors I think of opportunities.
This part is monumental to me.
As I left last season, to enter this one, this was the scripture in which my life hinged upon; (pun intended)
““And to the angel (divine messenger) of the church in Philadelphia write: T hese are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He who has the key [to the house] of David, He who opens and no one will [be able to] shut, and He who shuts and no one opens: ‘I know your deeds. See, I have set before you an open door which no one is able to shut, for you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not renounced or denied My name. Take note, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet and make them know [without any doubt] that I have loved you.”
Revelation 3:7-9 AMP
We go in, and out, through doors.
They are an important, every day part of our lives.
Isn’t it something, how we would think of someone coming uninvited through our door, as an intruder,
Yet, how many doors have we tried to bust open for ourselves?
I know, I have-
Barging into doors that aren’t yet opened for me.
It is God who truly opens doors for us.
And God who also closes them.
This promise in Revelation was given to believer’s who waited upon the Lord.
There is a characteristic that intruders seem to have in common.
They want what others have, but they don’t want to do what others did to get it.
So, they steal.
And yet James said that we have not because we ask not.
And when we do ask, and don’t receive, it’s because it’s the wrong motive.
Jesus made everyone able to receive.
His Grace is the bounty.
Everything we could ever need or want comes from this Gospel of Grace.
Ephesians calls it the common wealth of Israel.
That’s what the Gospel is all about, and that’s what Paul was willing to share as God opened doors for him.
That’s what we should be looking for, as well, through any open doors-
To share The Good News.
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Colossians 4:2-4