Paul N. F. (18 Dec 2010)
"IF ANY MAN HEAR MY VOICE . . ."


IF ANY MAN HEAR MY VOICE . . .

         By Charles E. Spurgeon

         Behold,  I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him,
and will sup with him, and he with me. 
 
              Revelation 3:20

            
         What  is  your  desire this today?  Is it set upon  heavenly  things?  Do you long to enjoy the high doctrine
of eternal love?  Do you desire liberty in very close communion with God?

     Do you aspire to  know the heights,  and depths,  and lengths, and breadths?  Then  you  must draw near to
Jesus; you  must get  a clear sight of Him in His preciousness and completeness: you must view Him in His work,
in His offices, in His person.

         He who  understands  Christ,  receives an anointing from the Holy One, by which He knows all things. 
Christ is the great master-key of all the chambers of God: there is no treasure-house of God which will not open
and yield up all its wealth to the soul that lives near to Jesus.

         Are you saying, 'O that He would dwell in my bosom 'Would that He would make my heart His  dwelling-place 
for ever'? Open  the  door,  beloved,  and He will come into your souls.

     He  has long been knocking, and all with this object,  that He may sup with you,  and you with Him.  He  sups
with  you  because  you find the house or the heart, and you with Him because He brings the provision.

         He could not sup with you if it were not in your heart, you finding the house; nor could you sup with Him, for
you have a bare cupboard, if He did not bring provision with Him.

         Fling wide, then, the portals of your soul.  He will come with that love which you long to feel;
     He will come with that joy into which you cannot work your poor depressed spirit; He will bring the  peace, which
 now you have not; He will come with His flagons of wine and sweet apples of love,  and  cheer  you  till  you have no
other sickness but that of 'love o'erpowering, love divine.'

         Only  open  the  door  to  Him,  drive  out His enemies, give Him the keys of your heart, and He will dwell there
for ever.  Oh, wondrous love, that brings such a guest to dwell in such a heart!



     Yours in Christ,
     Paul N. F.