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20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.   Rev 3: 20

All of my life; there has been a spiritual door in front of me. All I had to do was open it.   The same thing applies to you.  God is saying that He is not only standing at the door but He’s knocking. He says that if you hear HIs voice, He’ll come in  and share a meal with you and be friends with you according to The New Living Translation!

Wow…what a promise and yes…it is that simple.

At our house when someone knocks on the door…even though we can all hear the knocking everybody sort of sits around and waits for someone else to get it.  It is as if there is no urgency.  Many times  people do not hear the knocking…maybe the television is too loud, or the air conditioning drowns out the sound or people may be sleep.

I can assure you that the same things happen with people.  Too often they do not hear God knocking at their door.  On the other hand, there are those people who do hear God and they come running.   We are all speaking Spirits.   I just want to encourage you today…that if you found your way here to read this and you do not know God or have a personal relationship with Him…or if you can’t be sure where you’d go if you were to leave this earth tomorrow…that you would stop and say a prayer and ask God to allow you to hear Him when He calls you.

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If you type in the words:  “Gone Too Soon” at Google…you get over 40 million hits!  It’s not just because of MIchael Jackson’s song…though some say that was ironically the case for him.

But…the bible literally says this will be the case for every person who walks this earth as human.  We cannot live forever…on the earth.   But, what is important is how we will spend our eternity after we depart from this life.

There are funerals and Homegoings each and every day…and no matter how fabulous the celebration may be…that ceelebration cannot put a person in heaven or hell…it is decided long before that.  It is up to each of us.  We have the final say in how we will live our eternity. Please think about and pray about this if you have not made a decision on this.

Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

James 4: 14

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Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

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.

1 John 5:11-13 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

In this story, you will find that loving God or favoring or believing in Him is not enough.  He sent His Son to die for us.  He has a plan for each of our lives and it would be a shame to miss out on that plan.

I love the fact that the bible describes the trials and challenges that God’s people faced in the wilderness because I too was once in the wilderness.

That was when I stepped away from the church.  I wasn’t leaving God…I was just leaving a place that I wasn’t equipped to deal with at that time.  I learned so much there, but when the going got tough…I left.   I honestly don’t know if I was wrong because my heart was heavy and I needed more.  I just did not know how to go about getting the spiritual food that I needed.  It was there and the people were sincere, but I left quietly. There was a lot going on in my life and yet…I chose to be in the wilderness.

I was trying to to find my way back…but the devil provided so many distractions that before I knew it…I had forgotten about getting back.

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.

But God had a better plan.  You  see one day inside my hallway…I heard a voice telling me to go to college and the college turned out to be a Christian College which ultimately changed my life and led me back to God and to a great assembly of worshippers and people who wanted to know more about God.   It was Blessed!

It would have been a shame to have missed out on the journey that God had planned for me!

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV)