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6/5/2011 ~ 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 dine with him, and he with Me." ~ Revelation 3:20



THIS
DOOR
OPENS
FROM
THE

   Light of the World   
  INSIDE  



If one decides to pursue Christ, genuineness opens the door.
Truly, the heart is brought to life in light.


... made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
and raised us up together, ... ~ Ephesians 2:4-10


In to His Grace.


... that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 15:1-3


Accepting of His death.


"... whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father
who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, ..." ~ Matthew 10:32-33

↙ ↑ ↘
Acknowledging He was raised from the dead.
↖ ↓ ↗

... that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart
that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. ~ Romans 10:9


But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while
we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8


... Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace
in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. ~ Romans 5:1-2


Christ shows us how to come to God.

"He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him
- the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day." ~ John 12:48


Accepting His word


"... teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo,
I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. ~ Matthew 28:18-20


Accepting His plan of salvation
↙ ↓ ↘

... let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of sins; ... ~ Acts 2:38


"... if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." ~ John 8:24

"... I will build My church, ..." ~ Matthew 16:18-20

Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you.
~ Romans 16:16


Accepting His church.
↙                           ↘

And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship,
in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. ~ Acts 2:42


When He opens the door, one must enter into a place of Holy Worship.

... add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control,
to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, ... ~ 2nd Peter 1:5-8


To do His will; work to improve ourselves.

... Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. ~ Romans 12:20-21

~ To believe in all that He is ~

... This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, ...
~ Hebrews 6:18-20


And this is the promise that He has promised us - eternal life. ~ 1st John 2:25

To accept His promise.

"... and in the age to come, eternal life." ~ Mark 10:29-30

"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, ..." ~ John 10:9

"... those who were ready went in with him to the wedding;
and the door was shut." ~ Matthew 25:10


If one puts off for to long this deepest of Unions, the door will close.
                                                              └─> Bonding with God.


... The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken ... ~ Acts 16:14

You have to allow the door to open.
Love is key, gratefulness for all on the path.


Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned.
Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! ~ James 5:9


Submit to Him in Love.
Grateful accepting hearts do not question, this is faith.
Some claim God is a figment of delusional fanatics.


... "Where is the promise of His coming? ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:4

Oneís beliefs warrants what will be as it is written.

"And these will go away into everlasting punishment,
but the righteous into eternal life." ~ Matthew 25:46


The greatest of all doors: the door to eternity.

"... And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you,
but you should rule over it." ~ Genesis 4:7


One needs to push sin to the outside of this door.

LUST     
1st John 2:16   
  SIN
Romans 14:23

        PRIDE
   Proverbs 21:4
   
LAWLESSNESS
1st John 3:4
← 

THIS
DOOR
OPENS

   Door to Eternity.   
FROM
THE
  INSIDE  


  → UNBELIEF
Hebrews 3:12-19
WORKS OF THE FLESH
Galatians 5:19-21
←     → EXCLUSION OF GOD
Romans 1:28-32
CONSENT TO TEMPTATION
James 1:12-15
←     → A DARK HEART
Mark 7:20-23
UNRIGHEOUSNESS
1st Corinthians 6:9-10
←     → WICKEDNESS
Ecclesiastes 8:8
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
COVETOUS   
2nd Peter 2:4-14   
 
EVIL
Ecclesiastes 12:14
        QUITERS
   Revelation 21:7-8

True knowledge is key to access Christís inside truth.

Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this
you will save both yourself and those who hear you. ~ 1st Timothy 4:16


Can we help each other to open doors?

Thanks to one of my very dearest brothers in Christ, Mr. James Finney.



 

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