Summary: Each door speaks to us as Christians and to all who are lost.
THE SEVEN DOORS OF THE LORD
Psalms 14: 2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
More Christians today have more “Downs” than “Ups”
A down in the mouth Christian will never win souls to the Lord
We need to get all excited about being saved.
Remember God has “downs” that we might have the “ups”
THE LORD LOOKED DOWN
Psalms 14: 2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if
there were any that did understand, and seek God.
He saw the depravity of fallen people
He saw the death that stalks and plagues the earth.
He saw the destiny that awaits the lost soul.
THE LORD CAME DOWN
John 3:31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.
Christ came to reveal God’s love and purpose.
Christ came to reaffirm God’s laws and precepts.
Christ came to redeem God’s lost people.
THE LORD LAYED DOWN
1st John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
He stayed on the cross.
He sacrificed his life as a lamb.
He satisfied God’s demands for Salvation.
THE LORD SAT DOWN
Hebrews 1: 1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:
Hebrews 12: 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
He finished the work of redemption.
He fulfilled the types and shadows
He furnishes the believer with power to serve
THE LORD REACHES DOWN
Matt:15: 22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed
To lift you out of death unto life.
Lead you from defeats to victories .
Loose you from all your devilish vices to devotion to Christ.
THE LORD IS COMING DOWN
1st Thess: 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
To raise the dead saints
To rapture the living saints
To reward the faithful saints.
THE LORD WILL PUT DOWN
Hebrews 2: 7Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
8Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
He will put Satan in the bottomless pit.
He will put sinners in their rightful place.
He will place the saintly in a glorious paradise.
These doors remind us of what we were what we are and what we will be.