Last week, I described open and closed doors as below:
“An open door can be likened to hope, that there's a way out. It can also provide a view of what lies ahead. A closed or locked door, however, represents a dead end or creates a feeling that there's no way out.”
This week I want to focus on the significance of open and closed doors. While there are many significance of a door, the one that I find most compelling is that a door can be a symbol of opportunity (open door) or one of imprisonment (closed door). Jesus in John’s gospel referred to Himself as the door: “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture”. (John 10:9)
In this declaration by Jesus, we learn that the door is opened to “anyone” and behind the door is salvation, the door also remains open because we are able to go in and out and most importantly we can find pasture. Contextually, pasture means all the Shepherd has to offer and to us that will be the fullness of God.
What a wonderful opportunity and promise we have this season as the Lord reminds us that He is the door, the door is open and He bids to come in to enjoy His fullness.
There is much more in the finished work of salvation through the death and sacrifice of Jesus. We are to live completely in him all our days on earth dwelling in the presence of God in righteousness and holiness enjoying all the fullness of God in Christ, winning souls for him through telling of the goodness of God.
It’s important to know that doors could be open at different seasons for reasons fitting into God’s plan and purpose. He does unfold his plans for man in stages at his will. The Bible says all good and perfect gift is from above. (Heb.4:17).
I believe the Lord has set open doors of different opportunities and new frontiers before us in OHE this season. Let’s step into it to gain grounds and take territories for Him.
He is with us always as we yield to him by recognizing his voice and following him. He will do a new thing, as He promised, and I believe the time is now.