Summary: Open Doors There are many kinds of doors spoken of in the Bible and there is a spiritual picture found at each door. Some doors we are to walk through and some doors that are open to us can lead to problems. Not every door open before us is of the Lord.
There are many kinds of doors spoken of in the Bible and there is a spiritual picture found at each door. Some doors we are to walk through and some doors that are open to us can lead to problems. Not every door open before us is of the Lord. This is why it is so important that we know the Word of God for it is the Will of God for our lives. Jesus is the true door that we can enter to that abundant life that He has for all of us. I will use the following text to open this message outline to some of the Open Doors.
John Chapter 10:1-10
Christ is the door and the good shepherd
1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
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.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
I. Mischief and sin can be done at someone else’s door.
Job 31:9 If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have
laid wait at my neighbor’s door; .
II. We need to watch our speech at this door.
Ps 141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my
A. God refers to our mouth as being a door that we should watch to make sure only good things like the Word of Faith comes forth. Romans 12:3.
B. We should take note of James writings about sweet and bitter things coming from our mouth.
III. Some times we must dig a little deeper into the well of faith to find the door God has for us to walk through.
Ezek 8:8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and
when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. .
IV. God has a door of hope, because Jesus is the true door.
Hosea 2:15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the
valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing
there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day
when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
A. There is always hope with God.
1. When my mother was dying in 1948 and the doctors said there was no hope. Our family came to Christ and my mother will soon be 95 and stills works a few hours a day as my personal secretary.
2. As we journey through life, the thing we long for is hope. There is no greater source of hope than God’s Word.
Lost hope is the undertaker’s best friend.
We are never beneath hope while above hell; nor are we above hope while beneath heaven.
V. There is the door to our prayer closet. Those times of secret prayer are needed in all of us.
Matt 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and
when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is
in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall
reward thee openly. .
VI. The Lord has rolled back the stone, He lives and we can receive Him and from Him.
Matt 28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel
of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled
back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
A. There may be some stones in our lives that need to be rolled back so we can enter into all of His blessings.
B. Those stones can be sin, unclean habits and unbelief.