Revelation 3:20 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.
If you listen closely you can here a knocking, a knocking on the door of your heart, a knocking on the door of your conscience. It’s the Lord Jesus Christ the Holy Ghost of God has come and He is calling you home to him.
Jeremiah 50:6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
Jesus is knocking on the souls of mankind to offer us a resting place for eternity in Him. God loves us He created us. There is not a single person today that the Lord has not considered to be with Him forever in His kingdom.
Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
God knows who you are. God knows what troubles you’re facing today. He knows your future. He is knocking right now and wanting to come into your life. God can bring healing, peace, and stability that can only be found in Jesus Christ. People of the world, and that is to say those who live according to the world’s standards, and those who stay in the so called safety barriers of being politically correct refuse to hear the truth. They deny the very existence of God. Think about it if there is a God then at some point whether in this life or in death there will be a time of settling up with the Creator, a time of reckoning, and of giving an account for our actions. The knocking is for getting your attention. The knocking is to awake you out of your slumber. Millions today are in a great slumber. People are sleeping the sleep of death, and Jesus Christ is knocking on the door of your heart to wake you up. We are truly living in the last days of time. Take a look at the news headlines. Take a look in your own backyard. Wickedness has come in like a flood, and it will only get worse from here until the end.
1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
The only hope you have is Jesus Christ. The only truth that stands today is the Word of God. Soberness is not the remedy for society gone fallow today! The once cultivated ground that was made by the Gospel has been covered with nettles and thorns. The Church ahs gone to sleep and the enemy has sewn tares among the wheat. The cult of religion has caused a separation of the Body of Christ, and the sheep have been scattered by the modern day Pharisees. Those who live by religious rules and man made interpretations of Gods Word have distorted the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Jesus said to love and many have lost their first love. The true is the love of Jesus Christ. Drunkenness and wickedness is the chosen remedy that buries the guilty conscience in a grave of delusion that will soon become awakened by a sobering reality faced with the judgments of God.
Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Many are holding idle and are swallowed up by the snares of sin. The addictions of life have taken over the thought process of right and wrong. The truth is despised and wisdom is denied. The knocking is loud and cannot be ignored. The knocking is still heard as you try to drown it by drinking. The knocking is still heard as you try to sedate it with drugs. The knocking is for you! The knocking is a warning to you! The knocking is to save you from yourself! There will come a time where the knocking will stop! Why do we ignore the knocking? We ignore it because we enjoy the pleasures of this life.
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
The world is so fun. We’re so entertained by the amusements of this life, and sin destroys the lives of millions daily. Sin is welcomed and promoted by the liquor manufactures! Seduction is encouraged in our schools, media, and even in the modern church! We love the television, and its programming. We love the movies and the sports, we love the entertainment.
2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Just consider a little over 100 years ago in America. There were no cars, no televisions, no rock & roll, or hip hop music. There was no NFL, NBA, or NBL. I know there were sports, and people who would attend games but now all of these things are brought into the home via the television. Now we have fantasy football, and baseball. Men, and women wasting there efforts, and time on something that brings nothing honorable into there lives but the self gratification of status among peers or even a few dollars gained, but look behind the scenes into the world of reality, broken home’s, men, and women neglecting to love each other and children being tossed aside for mom and dad to have me time. The repercussion of this will be that these same children will grow to become like their parent and this never ending cycle of corruption in the family will continue to destroy the society of mankind. Evil men and women will wax worse, and worse. Can you here the knocking today?
The Corruption of Satan has been brought into our homes and has flooded the minds of the most, and there is no turning back because so many are deceived and refuse to break the chains of bondage. Many Christians believe that cable television is harmless, and they refuse to listen to the truth or even consider the effects it has on their families, and society. The Modern Churches have submitted to the likes of the world and are now operating in the flesh and are powerless. Ichabod has been declared, and the glory of God has departed!
Jesus is still knocking! He is still banging on the door! Maybe the television is too loud! Maybe the music is too loud! Maybe you just don’t care!
Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
The sluggard is the one who has heard and, knows the truth, but continues to sleep. You choose to stay in your sin. You choose to ignore the knocking. When someone knocks at the door it always finds us to be unaware. If your expecting someone it can still surprise you when you here the knocking unless your waiting, and watching.
Matthew 24:42 ¶ Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
When we hear a knock it sometimes can startle us when it’s not expected. This is sometimes how the Lord operates with us he gives us a knock of warning to wake us up from our slumber. He sends his prophets, and His Holy Ghost of conviction, but it seems like in the times that we live the knocking gets drowned out, and we do not hear the warning knock. We need to be watching, and ready for the Lord to return, but so many are distracted by there entertained lives, and have forgotten about God. Peter was in prison for spreading the Gospel and an Angel of the Lord helped him escape.
Acts 12:12-14 12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying. 13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. 14 And when she knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.
Think about this situation and how it relates to many Christians today. Peter was in prison for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and an angel came and helped him to escape. He running for his life to find a hiding place, and when he reaches a place where he feels would be safe he is left outside the gate knocking. I think this is the state of many Christians today we can get so excited about the things of God. We get involved in the church activities, and when He knocks we are running off with excitement, and ideals, and religious traditions, and we forget about Jesus, and He is left at the door knocking, and we don’t even let Him in. Many have forgotten the love of God, and how we are to become servants to one another. We are to let our lights shine, not condemn our fellow brothers, and sisters in the body. Jesus is knocking, but there will come a time when the knocking will stop. The conviction of the Holy Ghost will stop. The time of Gods grace will stop, and the time that has been allotted for you to receive the truth, and surrender yourself to Jesus Christ will cease. The day of Gods judgment is coming soon.
If you choose to continue in your sin the knocking will stop, and you will be left to yourself.
Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
There comes a time when the Lord will say enough do what you want. Jesus showed us that he was weary of unbelief.
Matthew:14-20 14 ¶ And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Many of you out there today are struggling in sin, and your not free because of your unbelief. The Lord has knocked on your door with warnings, and has pleaded you to hear Him and you have refused to just lay down your sins. The knocking will soon start to fade away if you continue to ignore it. Just like when someone is knocking at your door they will eventually go away and, this is what the Lord will do to you if you continue to ignore His knocking.
Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
The knocking will stop, and the conviction will go away but there will come a time when you will begin to knock, but there will be no answer.
Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.