Explore Revelation 3, focusing on Jesus's invitation to us, His promise of victory, and the challenge He presents, urging us to open our hearts to His word and respond in obedience and faith.
Good morning, family! You know, it's always a joy to gather together in the Lord's house and to dive into His word. Today, we're turning our attention to Revelation 3. Now, let me tell you, this chapter is like a rich feast, filled with powerful truths and promises about our Savior, Jesus Christ. We're going to be looking at the invitation Jesus extends to us, the promise He gives, and the challenge He lays before us.
The invitation of Jesus is not a general, impersonal call, but a specific invitation to you and to me. In Revelation 3:20, Jesus says, "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." This is a picture of intimacy, fellowship, and relationship. Jesus is not just knocking on the door of our hearts; He is calling us by name. He desires to come in, to dine with us, to have fellowship with us. This is the heart of the Gospel - God desiring to have a personal, intimate relationship with us.
A call to action: It requires a response from us. We must open the door. We must invite Jesus in. This is not a passive act, but an active response to the call of Jesus. It is a decision we must make, to open our hearts and lives to Him, to invite Him in, to allow Him to have His rightful place in our lives. This is a decision that has eternal consequences. It is a decision that determines our destiny.
A call to transformation: When we invite Jesus into our lives, He comes in and changes us. He transforms us from the inside out. He changes our hearts, our minds, our attitudes, our actions. He changes our desires, our priorities, our values. He changes our direction, our purpose, our destiny. He changes us into His image, into His likeness. This is the power of the Gospel - the power to transform lives.
A call to communion: When we invite Jesus into our lives, we enter into a relationship with Him. We become part of His family, His body, His church. We become part of a community of believers, a fellowship of saints, a family of God. We become part of a spiritual family that transcends time, space, race, culture, and language. This is the beauty of the Gospel - the beauty of unity in diversity, the beauty of fellowship in the Spirit, the beauty of communion with God and with each other.
A call to mission: When we invite Jesus into our lives, we join His mission. We become His ambassadors, His witnesses, His servants. We become His hands, His feet, His voice. We become His instruments, His vessels, His channels. We become His partners, His co-workers, His fellow laborers. We become part of His kingdom, His work, His mission. This is the challenge of the Gospel - the challenge to live for something greater than ourselves, the challenge to make a difference in the world, the challenge to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
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