“The Blessed Door”

“The Blessed Door”

John 10:7-10 “Then said Jesus unto them again, verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture.”

A door has a number of wonderful services to humanity. It is first an entrance. I thank God for a place to enter for shelter. In our passage above we find Jesus is the door to heaven. Through Jesus alone can we find eternal life and a home in heaven. He is the means of entering heaven. Oh’ by the way, the door is unlocked and whosoever will, may come. One way into paradise as the thief on the cross discovered when he said “Lord, remember me when you enter your kingdom”. Our gracious saviour, though suffering horribly himself assured this poor soul by saying “today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” Thank God for an entrance into heaven! Yet, a door is more than an entrance it is an exit. Certainly, there are many things we would like to exit. We must remember that as sinners we have a consequence upon us. We are sentenced to Hell, not because God hates us but he hates sin. He has provided us a door to escape Hell! Now think of the blessedness of this door, it is an exit from Hell and an entrance to Heaven. This is awesome! Our blessed door does not stop there as if that isn’t enough he is the exit from guilt and the entrance to forgiveness. He is the exit from anxiety and the entrance to peace. He is the exit from bitterness and the entrance to grace. He is the exit from hate and the entrance to love. He is the exit from dirty living and the entrance to honest living. He is the exit from and an empty self indulgent life and the entrance to a fulfilling saviour following life! What a door! What a blessing! This is not all the door does for us. It is a barrier, a divider, that which protects us. We do not leave our doors open at night, especially if we live in the city. Why, because the door keeps the critters and the creeps out. It is imperative that we close the door upon our entrance. Though we cannot lose our salvation, we can lose our focus and faith. The result is we end up going back to that stuff we exited. We need to make a commitment to the Lord when we enter. The more accountable we make our selves in our commitment the tighter the door will be shut. The more active we are on the inside of the door the less chance of us going back out the door. We will decide whether or not the door stands between us and the world or the world stands between us and the door! Remember the game show “Let’s Make a Deal”? In it you had three doors to choose from and behind one was the grand prize the other two were gag prizes. The contestant had to guess which one held the grand prize. He had a 33 percent chance of winning. With Jesus you have a 100 percent chance. He is always the right door. He is the only option for Heaven and true contentment on earth! Pick Jesus! He is our exit from evil our entrance to good and our protection from evil while we abide in him!               

Read: John 10