Whose That Knocking?
“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" Rev 3:20 (KJV). A very familiar scripture verse, which has been used greatly to bring people to salvation (myself included).
However, this verse was actually intended for a Christian church, albeit a lukewarm church. Nevertheless, whether we are non-Christian, lukewarm Christian or any other kind of Christian this verse reveals the heart of God. He wants to have fellowship with us; in fact, that is why he created mankind. Before they sinned, Adam and Eve had a wonderful walk and fellowship with God: “And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day” (Gen 3:8). What a beautiful picture of fellowship. “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3).
God does not force himself on us but is politely knocking and hoping we will invite him in and allow him to have that true, intimate fellowship with us. Fellowshipping over a meal isn't something you do with a casual acquaintance but a close friend or relative. God wants to have close fellowship with us. Why, because he loves us and wants to minister to us, encourage us, change us and reveal his plan for our lives.
Most people lead busy lives, but make sure you are not too busy to open the door when you hear him knocking.