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Christ, the Door

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Jesus loves to compare himself with simple, yet vital things that all of us need to live prosperous and blessed lives.
John 8:12 KJV 1900
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
we need light to live. it dispels and scatters the darkness that creeps into our souls, our minds and our lives. When Jesus shines we walk in the light!
John 6:35 KJV 1900
35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Bread the most staple and affordable food on the planet. Maybe not for the elite, high protein, low gluten, low GI, vegan crowd, for over 90% of the planet bread and grain is vital for sustenance and growth.
John 4:14 KJV 1900
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
3 days. That is the absolute maximum a human being can last without water. water is so important that God made it the most abundant substance on this planet. 71% of the earth is water. We are a blue planet from space, not a green one. Jesus wants us to know that without him, we will thirst and we will not survive.
Today Jesus introduces us to another wonderful truth about himself.
John 10:7–9 KJV 1900
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

The Door

When Jesus spoke these words his hears understood clearly what he was saying. He was not saying “I am like a door” but “I am the door”.
Shepherds were the literal doors for their sheep. Within the enclosure there was safety, and at night the shepherd would lie across the opening to the boma. For a sheep to go out or for a predator of thief to come into it would have to pass over the shepherd.
The only way ion, and the only way our were through the door.

1: Jesus is the door to the Father.

John 10:9 KJV 1900
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
This mirrors what we spoke about last week. but look at what happens in the previous chapter.
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The religious leaders, reviled and cast out the healed man. By doing this they were claiming to have authority over who go to heaven and who does not.
Listen very carefully, the authority of deciding on who is part of The kingdom of God belongs to the king. No man can grant you access, no church can grant you access, only Jesus is the door to the Father.
2 Corinthians 5:10 KJV 1900
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

2: Jesus is the door to Security.

John 10:9 KJV 1900
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
“That be saved.”
Everyone need security. no matter which psychology school you follow they are agree on 1 thing: For a person to function they mist feel secure. For a person to experience any kind of joy and happiness, they must feel secure.
People look for security through their live and in differant places.
Children and they blankets and toys. Teenagers with their boyfriends/ girlfriends.
young adults with their education.
Adults with their jobs and bank accounts.
Here is the problem: The blanket wears out, the boyfriend dumps you, your education does not qualify you and your job is never secure and the rand is always falling. there are poor security measures.
Psalm 146:3 KJV 1900
3 Put not your trust in princes, Nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
Isaiah 2:22 KJV 1900
22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: For wherein is he to be accounted of?
But Let me tell you: When Jesus is the door and you are behind him - That is the safest place in the universe.
Psalm 20:7 KJV 1900
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
AW Tozer: There is no safer place to be that in the will of God.

Jesus is our security from the past.

We have all made mistakes. We have sinned against each other, Children have sinned against their parents and parents against their children, husbands and wives, employers and employee. But most al off, we have sinned against God. Our past mistakes could cost us everything, were it not for the grace and blood of Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV 1900
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Jesus is our security from the present.

Right now, you may have a lot going for you. You haev healthy, roof over head, food in belly, money in the bank. But let me tell you Jesus Christ is the only true security in the world.
Isaiah 41:10 KJV 1900
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: Be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Jesus is our Security from the Future

Imagine facing judgment without Jesus. Imagine standing before God on judgment day and all his wrath being poured out. I cannot think of anything worse.
But thats to Jesus, that is not in my future.
1 Thessalonians 1:10 KJV 1900
10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

3: Jesus is the door to satisfaction

John 10:9 KJV 1900
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
“Find pasture”.
The Shepherd not only had to watch over the sheep at night, but also had to lead them to green grazing pastures in the day.
In this way the sheep were fully dependant on the shepherds for their satisfaction.
Jesus had indeed led us to the greenest pastures there are.
1 Peter 2:9 KJV 1900
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
When we were in the world our grazing grounds were barren, they were littered with Satans lies and the worlds thorns, the waters were muddy sess pool of fleshly indulgences.
but now he has called us to partake of his goodness and grace. we enjoy the Spirits peace and God’s love.

2 Doors

Jesus is the door. He is the door to the father, the door to safety and the door to satisfaction.
But today He comes to your door.
Revelation 3:20 KJV 1900
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.
Will you open the door to your heart and let the door to heaven come in?
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