I Stand At The Door
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
Open The Door
Have you ever witnessed a church that was not on fire for the Lord? Maybe the church wasn’t dead but it just wasn’t doing anything productive for the Lord. This describes the spiritual condition of the Church at Laodicea in Revelation 3:14-21. The Church was neither cold nor hot. And it really upset the Lord to the point of sickness. In verse 16 the Lord says, “So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”
The Church at Laodicea was obviously a wealthy and prosperous congregation as they had everything they needed. Their riches caused them to turn away from being effective in the ministry of serving the Lord. It sounds like they lost their focus and purpose of why they were a church in the first place. But the good news was they had opportunities to change. The Lord tells them that He is standing outside the door and knocking. He wants to come in but He will never be where He is not welcome.
It takes each and every Christian to be effective in the ministry of the Church. You need to be using your gifts and talents to evangelize and edify one another in your church. If you are not serving in a local church, you should ask the Lord to direct you to one that preaches the entire truth of God’s Word and serves the Lord with gladness and love. If you are at a church like Laodicea open the door and let the Lord back in where He can visit with you.
Lord, I hear Your voice and I open the door to invite you in to fill Your house with Your Spirit.