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.
In the Book of Revelation, Jesus addresses
two churches in the last days that are in direct
contrast to one another: the church of Philadelphia and the
church of Laodicea. The church of Philadelphia is a
church coming back to life, a church that is going
through the door of opportunity.
On the other hand, the church of Laodicea is a
church that is arrogant and full of itself. It has
gotten so far away from the teachings of the Bible
that Jesus Christ himself is on the outside, trying
to get in.
It is to the church of Laodicea that Jesus made his
very well-known statement: "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). These words were
given to a church—can you imagine such a thing?
This serves as a reminder that a person may attend
church and think he or she is a Christian but
actually is not.
Are you ready for the Lord's return? It's closer
than it has ever been before. Have you put your
faith in Jesus Christ?
As predicted by the prophets, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. He lived a
perfect life. And then He went to the cross and died
for our sin, meeting the righteous demands of God.
He absorbed the full wrath of God in our place. Then
He rose again from the dead. Jesus stands at the
door of our lives, and He knocks. He says that if we
will hear His voice and open the door, He will come
So make sure your faith is real. Because you can't
live off the faith of someone else.