Luke 12:36as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast.Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives andknocks.Revelation 3:20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open thedoor, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.
I believe many of ushave seen the above picture. I actually have it in my own house. It's the portrayal of Jesus knocking on the door of the heart. How many of us have looked at this pictureand casually placed it's meaning aside? There is a deep spiritual meaning behindthis picture. Think about it. Jesus and the Holy Spirit are knocking on doors of hearts waiting to be allowed in. Do we find it easy to ignore the knocking? Do wetune it out because we don't want to be bothered. or maybe we're just too busy toanswer the door?Whatever the case or reason may be, let's look a little deeper in to this. Many of ushave heard or read the Scripture in Matthew 17 that says; "While he was stillspeaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This ismy Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!" God Himself spoke and said "listen to Him". Who is the "Him" God is referring to? Jesus! Thevoice of Jesus exemplified through the Holy Spirit. Jesus is knocking, He's callingyou, do you hear Him?At times our hearts may condemn us. Yes, I know you're thinking of the Scripture inRomans that says "now there is NO condemnation", many of us make the mistakeof not reading the entire Scripture. We have a tendency to read the parts we like anddisregard the parts that make us cringe a little. If we read the rest of that verse itsays: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,[ Some later manuscripts Jesus, who do not live according to the sinful nature butaccording to the Spirit,]In other words, if you continue to live according to the sinful nature and notaccording to the spirit, then YES ... there will be condemnation. Anyone who walksafter the flesh will be met with condemnation. In my own life, when I do somethingwrong, my heart condemns me. If I'm not able to hide things from my own heart,then how can I expect or even think I could ever hide anything from God? Nevershove dealings of God under the rug. Pay attention to them. Is your heart remindingyou of things to get right with God? Listen to the promptings. The worst thing wecan do is ignore them.Satan will sit right next to you attempting to hinder your prayer life. He will drumup all kinds of things you've done, if you've opened that door and not made themright before God. He is strengthened by our sinful nature and if we are constantlygiving him fuel ... trust me he will use it to become more and more empowered.That's his rightful avenue to us and it's opened and available to him. We must striphim of his power and render him ineffective in our lives. How do we do that? Byconfessing our sins to God. Trust me, there is no sin out there important enough tosteal our freedom and joy in Christ.The things of this world brings condemnation upon us. The things of God bringfreedom. Our sins literally lock up our spirit and driving us to an overwhelmingfeeling of misery and anxiety. When you pray for something, never pray your will or