Jesus said, "...I am the door of the sheep" (John 10:7 KJV). To us, He says, "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" (Revelation 3:20 KJV).Both these doors are the Greek word "thyra" (Strong's 2374).
Jesus revealed that the Kingdom of God is inside us (Luke 17:21). When He walked the earth He stayed open as a door—a passageway between Heaven and Earth. He released the Kingdom of God from His Spirit, His inner man, to the outer world. Jesus, as a door, was fully open to our Father in Heaven and fully open to us on Earth. Through Him, Father worked freely.
WE ARE THE CHANGE AGENTS We too are doors. For most of us, our doors are not as open as Jesus' were. The good news is, that ball is in our court. We do not have to work harder, pray harder or push harder to cause our Father to hear or to act. Much power, waiting to be unlocked and released, lies inside our own freedom of choice. We are the change agents!
HOW TO OPEN OUR DOORS 1. Keep bringing wounds to Him to heal instead of burying or carrying them, so that our door between Heaven and Earth, inside us, opens wider.
2. Look honestly within and confess the judgments, unforgiveness, and bitterness we've held against Him for the troubles we and our families have been through.
3. Comply with conditions for the heavenly Kingdom's palace doors to open by separating ourselves from what our Father calls unclean, so that we can have the deep fellowship with Him that Jesus paid for.
4. Allow Him to build compassion and love that does the best for others. Most of the wounds we've received came from His process through our trials and sufferings, intended to yield compassion and love in us.
Each time we move through this process, our doors open wider!
We don't have to work harder, pray harder or do more. We can prepare the way of the Lord by removing the door blockages in our relationship with our heavenly Father. From there, we begin coming into alignment with our Father in our spirit -- to be the open door between Heaven and Earth, which gives Him freedom to move through us and release His power and His creative and redemptive works.
PRAYER: Father, thank You for Your graciousness to grant me the right to be Your son/daughter through the Lord Jesus Christ. I yield the places to You where I have held unforgiveness and bitterness for Your deep and complete restoration. Please fill and seal these places with Your Holy Spirit. I want to work with You, not against You. I want to be an open door for You to move freely through, releasing the love, hope, and faith that sparks miracles, deliverances, and healings; drawing people to You and healing the earth. May my progress be for your glory, in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.