the divine door

What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. ... I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. [Revelation 3:7,8 NIV]

This verse reminds me of that passage in John where Jesus says that he is the gate for the sheep. What do you think it means for Jesus to be a door or a gate? My thinking is that a door or gate has two functions: to keep one safe and to set one free. Such is the purpose of spiritual doors.

Jesus, the divine door, provides protection from the things that wage war against us while freeing us from those very same things. When we, by faith, walk through this divine door we experience a spiritual release from the things that control and frighten us. Nothing can close this door.

Interesting that this verse speaks of Jesus placing an open door before his followers. I love this idea because it speaks to me of possibilities and opportunities. It reminds me that today is an open door. A day to experience new things. A time to be free to be the person He made me to be.

You have opened the door Lord. You have set us free to be who you have made us to be. Thank you.

... this devotion is part of a series from the book of Revelation

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