“I am the door, and the person who enters through me will be saved and will be able to come in and go out and find pasture.”
This is powerful–its implications can rattle the windows! I sometimes struggle with depression, and sometimes with an assurance of my salvation. Even after 40+ years of walking with God my mind boggles at my salvation. But I read this and it tells me that Jesus is the door. I need to understand that Jesus has to be the entry point for every real seeker. We must cross over God’s own threshold to find eternal life.
Philosophy and religion are crowbars which many are using to force open the door.
People are doing their best, but the door remains solidly shut. There isn’t any other way in. If the door is closed, no one can open it. Access is restricted to those who will come through the door that is the Lord Jesus.
There is total forgiveness waiting to anyone who enters through this door. A transformation of the heart is now given to all who come in properly. Once we enter through Jesus, our life opens up and we can live out lives of real love and goodness. This is the Gospel, and at last we understand what life is really all about.
We now know what is real, and what is not.
We have been outrageously blessed! Jesus Christ has the keys, and He has opened the door for us. It was once securely locked, but now we can step right in, it is now unlocked for everyone who will put their trust in Him. We can enter in, and we will find everything we were looking for. Our pasture is waiting. We can step into a place that has been prepared just for us.
“God saw in the cross of His Son the only door by which he could enter to give a blessing to sinners.”