“Revelation 3:20 – This is what Christ says, ‘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.’
I’ll tell you this, the picture in the Jewish mind of eating with somebody was intimacy. You know what Christ was saying? He’s not saying this to lost sinners. So many people want us to believe that. He’s speaking to a church. And He says this, ‘I stand at the door and knock’…And that text just rings of one from the Old Testament. Song of Solomon 5:2 ‘I slept, but my heart was awake. A sound! My beloved is knocking.’ Is that not a picture of exactly what we find there?
Our Beloved is knocking. He tells us that. Christian, you can stand there and wonder, ‘Well, if I go hard after Jesus, am I going to find Him?’ He says to churches, ‘I stand at the door and knock. If you’ll open. I’ll come in and sup with you.’ You say ‘What’s that?’ I’ll guarantee you this: it’s worth having.
…The Lord, my love, He’s at the door. He’s beckoning to me…
‘Lord, not right now. I’ve got to check my email.’
‘Not right now. I’ll get there though.’
‘Oh, you know my favorite show’s on right now, Lord. Not just now.’…
If you have a heart, run when He beckons you. And He beckons you in the Word. Go there. You say, ‘Can I find Him?’ You can find Him. If He says He’s at that door and He’s knocking, you say, ‘What does it mean to let Him in?’
Oh folks, you’re very familiar with what it is to keep Him out. We don’t have to dig too deep to know what it is. There’s a thousand things in this life that pull our hearts away, that pull us away from Him….Obey. Pray. He beckons you to come. He beckons you to open. Open.
…Let’s pray. Father, teach us all what it is to open that door. I know not what else more to pray right now. Just teach us, Lord. Give us a generation of men and women that are quick to open that door. I pray in Christ’s name, Amen.”
— Tim Conway