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The Door

John 10:7 NKJV

Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

The next verse begins to talk about Jesus as the good Shepherd…

The statement “I am the door,” is found in verse 7 and again in verse 9.

These “I AM” proclamations point to His unique, divine identity and purpose.

In this “I AM” statement, Jesus colorfully points out for us the exclusive nature of salvation by saying that He is “the door,” not “a door.”

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The Word - a short insert!

it is eternal

it is timeless

It is fixed and steadfast

it is settled.

Psalm 119:89 NKJV

Forever, O Lord,

Your word is settled in heaven.

John 1:1–2 NKJV

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.

His very own Word. You see, God’s Word and God are perfectly equal.

They’re inseparable, united, and one.

God’s Word emanates from His very being.

It’s not something that describes God, but something that is God. When God speaks, He releases Himself.

Simply put, God’s Word releases God.

Whenever God speaks, He releases whatever is in Him.

There is no difference between God and His Word!

It means that as God is, so is His Word. As the Word is, so is God.

The Word of God is not something that’s natural,

but is something that’s absolutely unequivocally supernatural!

The Word of God is a He!

It (He) existed from before the foundation of the world

It (He) brought everything into being!

Hebrews 11:3 NKJV

By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

The Rehma Word. —- Coming from the Logos Word

John 1:1–3 NKJV

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

Psalm 33:6 NKJV

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,

And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.

Behold the true nature of His Word. His gentle but powerful voice declares in the hearts of the seeking that the Bible is more than meets the natural eye.

John 1:14 NKJV

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

2 Peter 1:20–21 NKJV

knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 3:16–17 NKJV

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

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In the dictionary…

A Door — is a moving structure used to block off, and allow access to, an entrance to a building. Doors normally consist of a panel that swings on hinges on the edge. Similar exterior structures to doors are called gates.

If you do a google search for doors ——-

there are all kinds of doors - stone - iron - wood - plain - fancy

When open, doors admit people, or light.

Many doors are equipped with locking mechanisms to allow entrance to certain people and keep out others.

As a form of courtesy and civility, people often knock before opening a door and entering a room.

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Matthew 7:8 NKJV

For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Doors are used to screen between areas of a building for aesthetics, keeping formal and utility areas separate.

Doors also have an aesthetic role in creating an impression of what lies beyond.

Doors are often symbolically endowed, and the guarding or receiving of the keys to a door, or being granted access to a door can have special significance.[1]

Doors and doorways frequently appear in metaphorical or allegorical situations, literature and the arts, often as a portent of change.

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This kind of sheep pen was in the countryside, where the shepherds would keep their flocks. This type of sheep pen was nothing more than a rough circle of rocks piled into a wall with a small open space to enter. Through it the shepherd would drive the sheep at nightfall. Since there was no gate to close—just an opening—the shepherd would keep the sheep in and wild animals out by lying across the opening. He would sleep there, he would literally become the door to the sheep.

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I thought about doors and

The door is a point of access - a point of entrance - to somewhere

it marks the separation point between lack and supply

it opens the way of access for provision to all that is inside

Let me ask you….

What is behind Door #1— Jesus ??

A locked door is a barrier to entry or access

A shut door can be opened to gain entry

An open door is an entrance - an easy entrance

The Door in (named Jesus) is NEVER locked!

John 10 NKJV

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.

Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.

“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings. And many of them said, “He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?”

Others said, “These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”

Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.”

Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”

The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ’? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.

And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed. Then many came to Him and said, “John performed no sign, but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true.” And many believed in Him there.

it not even shut

it is always open!

Revelation 3:7–8 NKJV

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,

‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

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John 10:9 NKJV

I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

salvation — healing — deliverance

it is only “BY ME”

… a thought. —Bill Johnson

Matthew 7:13 NKJV

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.

It says…

The gate- Door -to salvation is narrow — only Jesus!

but once you enter in the road expands …

it is wide and beautiful

it is filled with all of God’s Kingdom

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Psalm 23:2 NKJV

He makes me to lie down in green pastures;

He leads me beside the still waters.

Psalm 23:5 NKJV

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

You anoint my head with oil;

My cup runs over.

Look at what these passages say…. About our Door - point of Access

Progression…. of access

Romans 5:1–2 NKJV

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

We have access by faith into grace and hope — salvation in Christ

Ephesians 2:18 NKJV

For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

We have access to the Father through the Door — Christ

Ephesians 3:11–12 NKJV

according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.

We have boldness and confidence in our access — through Christ

THE access" (Greek) implies the formal introduction into the presence of a monarch.

Hebrews 4:16 NKJV

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 10:19–20 NKJV

Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,

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He is the Door

He is your Door

He is your Point of Access

Let’s look at the Scriptures and find the door it pictures…

The first door…. Primary Door

He is the door —To Salvation

John 1:12 NKJV

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

1 Timothy 2:5–6 NKJV

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,

Ephesians 2:8–9 NKJV

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Jesus is the only way, he is the only door to salvation.

His name is the only name that matters

,,,the only name heard by Heaven’s court

Acts 4:12 NKJV

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

HIS NAME! ALONE!!

He is the only door by which we may enter and be saved ().

John 10:9 NKJV

I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

Jesus is the only means we have of receiving eternal life.

There is no other way.

He is not just the only door to salvation, He is the door —.…

He is our point of access! TO…….

I AM the door —To Freedom

John 8:36 NKJV

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Galatians 5:1 NKJV

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Galatians 4:1

He has broken every chain — every bondage —

He has made the way possible for us to live in freedom

let us lay aside every weight and run!

NOW HE HAS OPENED THE DOOR To Freedom - TRUE FREEDOM

I AM the door —To Favor / Grace

Ephesians 1:3 NKJV

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

2 Corinthians 9:8 NKJV

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

His favor abounds and abounds… towards you and me

I wish I could say it in English like Paul did in Greek in 2 Corinthians

abundance in every way possible

NOW HE HAS OPENED THE DOOR To Favor/Grace

I AM the door —To Healing

1 Peter 2:24 NKJV

who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

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Matthew 8:17 NKJV

that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

“He Himself took our infirmities

And bore our sicknesses.”

He paid to price — He bore the stripes — He finished the work

NOW HE HAS OPENED THE DOOR TO HEALING

I AM the door —To Deliverance

Luke 10:19 NKJV

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

by any means hurt you.

He has defeated all the power of the enemy

He has overcome every thing the enemy has used against Him

He has made us more than overcomers

NOW HE HAS OPENED THE DOOR To Deliverance

I AM the door —To Revelation - the voice

John 10:2–5 NKJV

But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”

Ephesians 1:17–19 NKJV

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

ve, according to the working of His mighty power

He is speaking

He is giving to us by the Spirit — He will take of Mine and declare it to you.

NOW HE HAS OPENED THE DOOR To Revelation - the voice

I AM the door —To Financial Blessing

Philippians 4:19 NKJV

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Luke 12:31–32 NKJV

But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 6:38 NKJV

Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

NOW HE HAS OPENED THE DOOR To Financial Blessing

I AM the door — To Joy and Peace

1 Peter 1:8 NKJV

whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

Ephesians 2:14 NKJV

For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,

NOW HE HAS OPENED THE DOOR To Joy and Peace

I AM the door —To Hope

Colossians 1:27 NKJV

To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

He is hope

NOW HE HAS OPENED THE DOOR To Hope

I AM the door —To ALL Things!

2 Peter 1:2–4

hese you may be partakers of the divine nature,….

2 Peter 1:2–4 NKJV

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2 Corinthians 1:20 NKJV

For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

Christ is the YES!!

NOW HE HAS OPENED THE DOOR To ALL Things!

Conclusion

Jesus is…

I AM the Door to the Sheepfold (into the Church and the Kingdom);

I provide access to the Father for you.

Knowing that the world is full of predators whose sole intent is to destroy us (), we are always under His protection.

1 Peter 5:8 NKJV

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

More importantly, we are fully confident that “when the Chief Shepherd appears, [we] will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away” ().

1 Peter 5:4 NKJV

and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.

Revelation 3:8 NKJV

“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

Let us enter: the door is Jesus; we need not fear to draw nigh to him, for he is meek and lowly in heart. And He has everything we need!

Communion

When we come to the table this morning….

Let us come to the One who is the Door for us…

Picture Him as the Door into the kingdom

Through that Door is access to everything…

Salvation

Freedom

Favor

Healing

Deliverance

Revelation

Financial blessing

Joy and peace

Hope

All things

Take what He is offering you today I

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But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart. I AM. Do not be afraid.”

for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart. I AM. Do not be afraid.”

Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I AM!’ and they will lead many astray.

And Jesus said, “I AM. And you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I AM!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them.

So they all said, “Are you the Son of God, then?” And he said to them, “You say that I AM.”

Jesus said to her, “I AM — the one speaking to you.”

But he said to them, “I AM. Do not be afraid.”

I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I AM you will die in your sins.”

So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I AM, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I AM.

They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I AM.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.

When Jesus said to them, “I AM,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

Jesus answered, “I told you that I AM. So, if you seek me, let these men go.

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