Knocking On Heaven’s Door

I honestly believe that every word in the bible is put there on purpose. Every word, every sentence, verse, chapter, and book have a message or meaning. Sometimes when I go back and reread a verse I’ll get a different interpretation than the first time I read it. But I always get something out of it. When I was doing my bible study this morning I was thinking about what kind of a message I could post from Luke 13. I could have posted about Jesus healing on the Sabbath and how we get wrapped up in the laws of God instead of focusing on the love and mercy that is Jesus Christ. Or the parable of the fig tree, that’s a message all on its own. But the verses that really stood out to me today was Luke 13:23-25 NKJV, “Then one said to Him, “Lord, are there few who are saved?” And He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘ I do not know you, where you are from,'” The guy was basically asking Jesus if a lot of people were going to go to Heaven. The question of salvation can be a tricky one. Some believe that once saved, always saved. Some believe that you can lose you salvation. I believe that once you truly give your life to God, it won’t be an issue. Once you fully surrender to God, it won’t be a question of “am I truly saved?” or “can I lose my salvation?” Romans 8:38-39 NKJV says, “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Once you truly give it all to God, nothing in this world or the next, can ever take away the love of God that is Jesus Christ. I have felt the power of God first hand, the change that takes place in your heart when you accept Him as your savior. Once you truly feel the Holy Spirit, it won’t be a question of salvation anymore. Once I was truly saved, I felt a calling to spread the word of God. I write these posts in hopes that they would reach someone out there, someone lost, someone far from God. The question I find myself asking now isn’t “is God real?” or “am I truly saved?” I know that God is real, I know that I am saved. My concerns now aren’t for myself anymore, they are for my friends, my family, my readers. The verse above isn’t a scare tactic to get you to go to church or read your bible, it’s the living word of God Himself. One day He will come back, and I fear for many out there it will be too late for repentance. It will be too late to give it all to God. “When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you,'”

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One thought on “Knocking On Heaven’s Door”

  1. I do struggle with my salvation. I believe satan uses this against me to try and convince me God would never redeem someone like me. I know this is a lie-but it is still excruciating. My deepest desire is to have deep roots and a close relationship with the King and for my children too as well.

    For a long time I was reading a chapter of the bible a day. Then, I fell away. I’ve been feeling pretty far from God and a sadness I can’t explain. Today, because i believe the HS has been urging me to start again-I started in Luke 13. Honestly, I found v. 23-25 to be terrifying and sad. I think the enemy would love to use this against me. I pray for help. I don’t think it is a coincidence I found your blog. I’ve read through several of your posts and will keep on reading. I take great comfort in the reminder in Romans that once I am His nothing can take that away. I feel I’ve rambled on far too long and I’ve never commented on a blog before but felt strongly that this time maybe I should. Thank you and may God continue to bless you.

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