knock

Remember the old knock, knock jokes…?  Well, knocking is a Jesus thing.  Jesus, in Revelation 3:2o says this,  “Here I am.  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with me.” 

This is generally taught as a salvation scripture, and it is that to be sure.  In context, it is to a church in a certain region that had been been sort of self deluded.  But it was telling them that Jesus was at the door and was knocking.  He is at our door and is knocking.  America is full of itself.  Excesses in business, the stock market,  the banking industry, the insurance industry,…..just unbelievable excesses.

Individually, we are too!  Look at our debt…we charge everything.  Look at our bodies…the most overweight country in the western hemisphere.  Look at our attitude…..that of entitlement.  Look at our churches…..buildings so big, so ornate that it takes millions to keep them up.  What has happened to us? 

Maybe we are like the church in Laodecia that Jesus was talking about.  Jesus still stands at the door and knocks.  He wants to come in to our families, our jobs, our schools, our finances, our health, our heart and he wants to dine or fellowship with us.  Open the door. 

louie

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