I wonder how many doors I have stepped through today? I probably stepped through various doorways in my house at least 30 times since awakening. When I went downtown, I stepped through the post office door and the insurance agency door. Each entrance was done purposefully. I was on a mission; I needed to get to a certain place that only had one way in, through one particular door. My will totally dictated my movements, and the direction I was going.
There is another door that exists that many people have not yet entered. This door is available to every person for their entire life until they breathe their last breath. If we wait to enter this door until after we die, it will be too late. It is not a door that you can see with your eyes, but rather, a door that must be entered by faith. This door I am referring to is a Person. The Lord Jesus said, â€œI am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved…â€ (John 10:9).
Entrance through this door to eternal life is through trusting faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour. I am totally convinced that most people have not entered the door because they do not desire salvation from sin. Instead their will loves to sin.
Once a person sees that their sin deserves judgment from God because they are guilty, and once they know that Christ is the way to escape the judgment that they deserve, the person can choose to enter or not to enter the door. Each person makes a choice. A personâ€™s will determines their destiny. Just like Joshua, we can say, â€œBut as for me and my house, we will serve the Lordâ€ (Joshua 24:15). We can choose to be inside the door and be safe, or we can choose to stay outside of the door and be in danger. Are you going to say â€˜noâ€™ to God and His forgiveness and eternal life and â€˜yesâ€™ to judgment and eternal punishment? Or will you choose to enter the door and say â€˜yesâ€™ to Godâ€™s amazing love and â€˜yesâ€™ to His Lordship and eternal life with Him forever?
Salvation is a matter of the will. Entering the door is a matter of the will. Donâ€™t wait! Godâ€™s Word says, â€œBehold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvationâ€ (2 Corinthians 6:2). Enter the door while you can.
An abundant life with God awaits on the other side!
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