Jesus knocks at the door of our heart – what happens when we open?
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me. “ Revelation 3:20.
Jesus is outside touching the door of our heart. He calls long before we are saved. “If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,” he says. However, most people do not listen to His voice, but on the contrary, they hear other voices and open the door of their hearts to everything but Jesus. But Jesus only enters and dines with those who hear His voice and open the door.
However, Jesus is not only at the door of our heart touching before we are saved. We can say that whenever we are tempted, whenever we must make a decision, He is at the door and knocks. The question now is: what voice do we hear? If we listen to the voice of Jesus in the midst of temptation – when our flesh with its passions and desires attract us – and open the door of our heart, then He will come and dine with us, and we with Him.
To dine with Jesus is to break bread with Him, and bread is the Word of God. When we open the door for him in the moment of temptation, he will enter our heart and break bread with us – he will open and reveal the Scriptures, which become food and help for our lives. When Jesus makes the Word live for us, it fills us with joy and joy. In addition to that he also shares the wine with us.
This is something completely different from listening to the voice of the flesh and opening the door to the passions and desires, which are what cause us to fall into temptation. Falling results in pain in our heart and causes us to harvest corruption.
May God grant us the grace to always be able to hear His voice when He knocks at the door, and may we open so that He may come to dine with us, and we with Him!