December 15, 2021

You Have An Open Door - Bro. T. Stephen

Dear   Brother and  Sister in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has   given   for you today is from the book of Revelation 3:8, “ I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.”

My  Dear Brother  And  Sister, from the above context we come to learn that  God has kept an open door  before you. And no one can shut it. Philadelphia is the second church that Jesus does not rebuke in any way. For He says, “ I know your works.”Yes Jesus knew that The members of Philadelphia  church were honest and contributed their best for the service of God. Nothing escapes the notice of the Lord Jesus. Nothing that takes place  in any churches,  have  ever passed His attention. Jesus knows. There is nothing that He does not know.  Jesus knows their “works.” He knows how they produce  good works. So Jesus tells them  “ See, I have set before you an open door” which indicates that God  provides favourable conditions for serving him. In the face of adversaries, He gives opportunities to serve Him.  The words “have set” literally meangive. Open doors are something that Jesus gives out of His grace. We do not earn or deserve the right to serve Him. Our opportunities for service are unadulterated gifts of grace from the Lord Jesus.

The word “open” means a door that Jesus opened in the past with the result that the door still stands open . God opens doors of positive volition as He did for Nineveh, where an entire city came to God through   Jonah. He also keeps these doors open. and no one can shut it.  No force, whether man or Satan, can shut a door that Jesus opens. The Bible says,  The gates of hell cannot prevail against God’s church.   No one can witness except  God, who  opens   the door. Jesus  knew that the people of Philadelphia  church had very little strength. Even though their strength is not proportionate to the wide door, Jesus gave them, yet they were  true to His name. The church at Philadelphia did not depend on human ingenuity or human power. The church at Philadelphia stayed faithful to Christ in the face of opposition. They never denied the name of Christ. They were true to the truth,  by being faithful to the Word of God. The word “kept” means guard. They stood on guard for the Word of God. They were true to Scripture. And they  have not denied His name. This church witnessed in the face of opposition. They maintained the integrity of what they believed, although they faced great pressure to compromise. We must realize that  every open door of service is a gift from God.

The open doors that God has kept for you cannot be shut by anyone. It may be   the door to a job. God is sealing that door which has been opened  for you. So no evil has power over it and no sorcerer  has power to open it.  That job is meant for you and it cannot be plucked from you. The Lord knows all your problems. He knows that you have very little strength but He remembers your labour for God. Halleluiah!  There is nothing  hidden from His sight. He formed you. Your walls are ever  before Him. So you need not worry.  God will take care of you. God knows that those of you who are reading this message have very little strength. Very little money, very little oil in the jar. But He could use you for a great purpose. God called Gideon who had very little strength but asked him to go with that little strength, to perform a great task. God asked him to bring back the Israelites who were enslaved by the Medianites.  And  in obedience to God and    as a leader of the Israelites, he won a decisive victory over a Midianites  army despite a vast numerical disadvantage, leading a troop of 300 “valiant” men.  God wants you to do a great ministry for Him with the little strength you have. He is going to entrust you with great position, a big business, a great project. Receive  His  command,  and  see how best you can perform. Don’t miss the opportunity.   God Bless you.

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord help us seize the  opportunities you give us,   to win others to Christ? We have very little strength but  give us the grace to    do our best. Thank You Lord for the open doors of opportunities. May   we open  our hearts to the opportunities  given to us by God graciously.   When God opens these doors, let no opposition  stop our pursuit.  . Although  we  do not have much strength yet we believe  that  God will use us.  Help us to  work  for  the truth in the face of opposition?

In Jesus  Name We Pray.


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