Summary: Jesus names the most distinguishable characteristic of a Mathew Seven-Seven person in this final sermon of this series.
Mathew Seven-Seven People Part 5
Knocking On The Door Pastor Ken Crow
Matthew 7:7-8 (King James Version)
7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Today as we move into the last message in this series we look into perhaps the most distinguishable characteristic of Mathew Seven-Seven people.
In my walk with the Lord I have seen people who just seem to always receive from the God. No matter what the situation or circumstance seems like they always come out blessed.
On the surface it would appear they do the same thing other Christians do.
They pray like everyone else. They are committed to Jesus Christ by attending church faithfully like everyone else. They tithe and give offerings like everyone else. They are guided by the Holy Spirit like many others.
Yet something separates these people from the pack.
Why does the door always seem to open in their life when it seemingly stays shut up for others.
1. Mathew Seven –Seven people know the right door.
There are many doors in life. Many are inviting. But only one door will open up into a victorious life and only one door will lead to heaven. Mathew Seven –Seven people never play “let’s make a deal”. We know that nothing behind any other door will come close to what we have in Jesus Christ !
Jesus said: 9I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
If we are knocking on the doors of the world and man for our solutions sooner or later what we find on the other side of that door will let us down. But the true door ,Jesus Christ will never fail us.
Turn with me to 2nd Kings chapter four.
8And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.
9And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
10Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
11And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.
12And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.
13And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.
14And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.
15And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door.
16And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
17And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.
18And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
19And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.
20And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.
21And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.
22And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.
23And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.
24Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.
25So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite: