Knocking God


When we hear of the phrase “Knocking God”, we are often reminded of the Bible verse from Revelation 3:20 which states, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
This is God knocking at the door of a sinner’s heart seeking to Commune with the one who responds.

But God is not only knocking at the door of the sinner’s heart. He is knocking at the heart of the saint (the one who is sanctified by the blood of Jesus, for having believed in Him) as well. Song of Solomon 5:2 states, that the beloved (God) is knocking and asking his loved one to open unto Him.
This is God knocking at the door of a saint’s heart seeking the Companionship of the one whom He loves.

Points to ponder:
If you have not yet believed in Jesus and confessed of your sins, behold, Jesus is standing at the door of your heart, knocking. If you hear his voice, open your heart to him and he will come in to commune with you.
If you have believed in Jesus and are sanctified by his blood, Jesus is standing at the door of your heart, knocking. If you hear his voice, open your heart to him so that he can have the companionship that he is seeking.

Revelation 3:20 (KJV)
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Song of Solomon 5:2 (KJV)
2
I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

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2 thoughts on “Knocking God

  1. This is from the letters from Christ to the seven churches.
    In each of these letters there is seven Elements.
    1) Name of the Church
    2) Title of Christ Chosen
    3) Commendation
    4) Concern
    5) Exhortation
    6) Promise to the Overcomer
    7) Close: “He that hath an ear, hear what the spirit says to the churches.”

    Rev 3:20 is talking to the church of the Laodiceans.

    Laodiceans means: Lao = people, Diceans = rulers. So this church is “Rule by the people” It is supposed to be ruled by Christ.

    Many evangelicals have used this misunderstood passage as their altar call. That is fine, but here where it sits by it’s context, it is an indictment to the Church of Laodicea. Where is Christ? Outside knocking to get in! He calls to any man that hears his voice, the voice that is not heard in this church, is anyone an exception? Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

    When this is seen in it’s correct context it is a shocking final bill of indictment to the church. This is the church of today.
    “He that hath an ear, hear what the spirit says to the churches.”

    Stephen

  2. Stephen
    Thank you for contextualizing Revelation 3:20 which brings new insight into the verse. Having said that, since the verse refers to “any one” and Christ came so that ALL may be saved and none perish, I think the evangelicals are justified in using this verse as a lead in, by the Holy Spirit, to make their altar call. Once again, thank you for adding the Laodicean reference, although, I believe that the approval and admonition given to each of the 7 churches enlisted in Revelation, can apply to any church today.
    God bless you and yours richly.
    Mano Paul

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