Psalm for the Day

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Am I Willing To Change????

“Behold I stand at the door and knock…”   Rev. 3:20
Most churches today have shut Jesus out.  He comes to the door as the lover in the Song of Solomon.  “It is the voice of my beloved! He knocks, saying, “open for me….”   Song of Solomon 5:2
Jesus gives this great invitation to His Church.  He is standing at the door asking for entrance to come into an intimate relationship.
The key to opening the door is to first hear His voice.  Once we give attention to the voice of Jesus/Holy Spirit only then can we be rescued from our lukewarm, deceptive state.
When we open the door He will come in where upon we can enter into an intimate relationship.
The “Church” is made up of individuals, who are known as the body of Christ. 
He is knocking on the door/heart of each person who must decide to open the door.  It is our choice to step out of the world, die to the flesh, enter into a relationship with Jesus or remain in a deceived, lukewarm state.
Jesus gives us that choice because He wants us to want Him.  He will not infringe upon our free will.  The choice must be made by each individual; the church will only change when we ---each one of us, change into His likeness----from glory to glory.
The church will never improve, heal, or change until each person decides to change.    It is not about our ego’s, where we think others need to change.  It is about us----me---myself and I! 
Am I willing to change?
Am I expecting others to change for me?
Change is painful but so is crucifixion.
Jesus bore the pain to change us----me---you!
Sadly, we don’t want the pain of change!  When we fail or refuse to look inward to change we become stale----lukewarm---cold.    Jesus said, “I will vomit you out of My mouth…”  Rev. 3:15-16
One of my favorite songs ends with the verse:  “….for Your power at work in me, is changing me.” (Who Is There Like You?)
Those who refuse to change, reveal or prove the hardness in their heart.  Guess we can see that!
Jesus is standing at the door of your heart knocking.
CAUTION!   Open at your own risk!
That means: you will have to change!
Then…… we will truly become His Church…..His Bride!
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  John 8:32  NKJV

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