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Behold I Stand At
Text: Rev. 3:20-22
I. Jesus is standing at your door
A. Actively Seeking
B. Continual - never sits down
II. Jesus is knocking at your door
A. Actively seeking to enter man's heart
B. To Fill the void
C. To have a personal relationship
D. He knocks and knock at man's heart refusing to give up
E. Christ knocks so much that a person has to either open up or deaden
his ears to the knock.
"How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone
astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the
mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?" Mat. 18:12
III. Jesus is speaking at your door - saying
oh won't you please let me in, I can help you!
A. If any man hear my voice - Illustration - What do you hear?
B. He pleads for entrance
C. This demonstrates the compassion of Christ
D. He longs for man to have real life, abundant life, peaceful life,
E. How often people hear the voice of Christ yet they refuse to let
F. They hear His voice when they hear the Word of God preached and
taught or witnessed.
G. or from some tract or Bible literature.
H. But they hardened their ears and pay no attention to the pleading
of the Lord’s voice.
IV. It's your choice to hear Him or not
A. God gave man a free will to choose whether to let Him in or not to
B. And to determine how much or how little of Him you let in.
C. He causes the person to be born again.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he
enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus
answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of
water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God”
D. He makes a new creature out of the person.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things
are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Cor. 5:17).
E. He makes a new man out of the person.
“And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness” (Ephes. 4:24).
F. He changes the person’s corruptible nature into an incorruptible
“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by
the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever” (1 Peter 1:23).
G. He gives the person a new divine nature, the very nature of God
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that
by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped
the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:4).
V. Will you hear Him and let Him in tonight
A. Let Him Sup with you
B. And you with Him
C. He is your companion
D. This symbolizes fellowship. When Jesus Christ enters and penetrates
a person’s heart, He lives forever within the life of the person. He
is always present with the person...
1. looking after and caring for him.
2. talking and sharing with him.
3. leading and guiding him.
4. strengthening and empowering him.
5. providing for and meeting his needs.
6. maneuvering and working all things out for good for him.
7. furnishing and filling him with love, joy, and peace.
“And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while
he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the
scriptures?” (Luke 24:32).
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God
dwelleth in you?” (1 Cor. 3:16).
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost
which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye
are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in
your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Cor. 6:19-20).
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but
Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live
by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me”
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