Thought of the Day October 23, 2018 Jesus is knocking at your heart

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"Here I stand, knocking at the door. If anyone hears me calling and opens the door, I will enter his house and have supper with him, and he with me." Rev. 3:20

It is Jesus who knocks. Why would he knock? He is Lord of all, King of Kings. He doesn't need us. We need him. Shouldn't we be the ones knocking at his door, pleading to be let in.

Story of a vision: A man saw his heart as a mansion with many rooms. Jesus came and knocked at the door of his heart. After some time the man welcomed Jesus and invited him into the front room. After a while, Jesus moved to the next room and began knocking at that door and the doors of all the rooms in the house. At times there was hesitancy to open a particular door because of what was in that room. At other times, there was refusal. He went to each door, knocked, and waited until he was invited in. When finally he was invited into a particular room, his presence brought light and healing love into the darkness and the darkness began to dissipate.

Parable of those foolish virgins who were not prepared to greet and welcome the bridegroom, because they had to go and buy oil for their lamps. When they finally came they found the door closed. The cried out to be allowed in. There were told "I do not know you."

At another time,  Jesus said: "None of those who cry out, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of God, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. When that comes, many will plead with me, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? Have we not exorcised demons by its power? Did we not do many miracles in your name as well?' Then I will declare to them solemnly, 'I never knew you. Out of my sight, you evildoers." Mt. 7:21-23  What is Jesus saying to you through these words? (To be continued)

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