I See Jesus Everywhere!

Christian Book-Bible Commentary-Bible Study -Apologetics

 Do you know my King?

 

Can you Hear Him Knocking?

 Revelation 3:20

"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,
I will come in and eat with that person, and they
with me."

There are many famous renditions of this Bible
verse that artists have painted to illustrate this truth
of scripture.

Artists over the centuries have depicted this scene
so that we can visualize in our minds the beauty
of what God is telling us. All of the paintings capture
this picture of Jesus....who is our Lord, God, and
Savior....standing at the door — the door of every
man’s heart, waiting on us to invite Him into our
lives.

The paintings show Him knocking, waiting
patiently....waiting on an invite to begin a
relationship with us. What must be noted in the
paintings, that may not be obvious to see, is that
this is a one way door. There is no outside
doorknob to open the door to our heart that
Jesus can enter by. It must be opened from the
inside; each man, he and he alone must open
the door to his own heart. No one can open the
door for you.....including God. He has given us
the gift of free will to decide for ourselves. Jesus
is a gentleman. He does not force Himself upon
anyone. He waits for His invite....an invite ONLY
YOU CAN PROVIDE.

 

  Revelation 3:20

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,
I will come in and eat with that person, and they
with me.
There are many famous renditions of this Bible
verse that artists have painted to illustrate this truth
of scripture.
Artists over the centuries have depicted this scene
so that we can visualize in our minds the beauty
of what God is telling us. All of the paintings capture
this picture of Jesus....who is our Lord, God, and
Savior....standing at the door — the door of every
man’s heart, waiting on us to invite Him into our
lives.
The paintings show Him knocking, waiting
patiently....waiting on an invite to begin a
relationship with us. What must be noted in the
paintings, that may not be obvious to see, is that
this is a one way door. There is no outside
doorknob to open the door to our heart that
Jesus can enter by. It must be opened from the
inside; each man, he and he alone must open
the door to his own heart. No one can open the
door for you.....including God. He has given us
the gift of free will to decide for ourselves. Jesus
is a gentleman. He does not force Himself upon
anyone. He waits for His invite....an invite ONLY
YOU CAN PROVIDE.

 

Invitation
So how do we invite God in? How do we ask the
Creator of all things to come into the door of our
heart and remain with us for eternity?
There is only ONE WAY.

We ask....we confess......it is by FAITH!

  ASK!

Matthew 7:7-8

Ask, Seek, Knock

7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will
find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who
seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door
will be opened.

Just as Jesus is knocking on the outside of our
heart to enter in, we must ask, seek, and knock so
the door will be opened to Him.

CONFESS!

Romans 10:9-10
9 That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is
Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him
from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with
your heart that you believe and are justified,
and it is with your mouth that you confess and are
saved.

BY FAITH!

Ephesians 2:8
For it is by grace you have been saved, through
faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift
of God —

Galatians 2:16
Know that a person is not justified by the works of
the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too,
have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be
justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of
the law, because by the works of the law no one will
be justified.

I was once where you may be at right now. Jesus
was once standing at the door to my heart....
knocking.....waiting for His invite from me to let Him
in so He could begin a personal relationship with
me. He waited patiently, even protecting me from
death awaiting His invite. For five long years I was
given the gospel truth and I rejected it. I said in my
heart, “I still have time to make that invitation.” But
now I know....I was wrong.

The time is NOW!

2 Corinthians 6:2
For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you,
now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of
salvation.

God has been knocking at your door all of your days
even if you couldn't hear Him.....even choosing to
ignore Him.

He is knocking right now.......Can you hear Him?

I See Him! I See Him! God’s WORD to Witness By! 

Dedicated to my good friend and brother Rock, who shared with me that Revelation 3:20 was his favorite Bible verse. I wrote this for him. It was made into a book marker to inspire and to be used as a witnessing tool in prison by all my brothers in Christ that I met as a volunteer for KERYX Prison Ministries.

He is Waiting For You!