Jesus knocking at the door is a proof that He has come very nigh, and that is to bestow a blessing on us,“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.” (Ja.4:8).
It also implies His willingness to come in, and the heart’s reluctance to let Him in. “Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.” (Ac.26:28).
Christ knocks as a Redeemer that He might save the sleeping conscience from sleeping the sleep death,”Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak,” (Mt.26:41).
Christ Jesus is the One who paid the ransom for our soul, He knocks that He might get into possession of His blood bought property, that we might be saved from the destructive hands of the enemy. “If any sinful man opens the door I will come in to Him” (Rev. 3. 20).
The Lord Jesus Knocks as a Physician that He might heal. He knows that all the resident of this house of our soul are sick and in need of His healing touch, (Isa,1:5) tells us the whole head is sick, the heart faint, and the hands and the knees are feeble, (Isa.1:5).
There is, in fact, “no soundness,” the whole inner life has been polluted with the poison of sin.
Behold, thy Healer is at the door. “If any sin-sin man opens the door I will come in to him” (Rev. 3. 20).
The Lord Knocks as a Teacher that He might instruct. He is the great Teacher come from God who can anoint the eyes of His pupils with the heavenly eye-salve, that they may see and understand heavenly things. “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;” (I.Jh.1:1).
The minds that are blinded by Satan, can be beautifully illumined by Him who is the Wisdom of God. “If any unlearned man opens the door I will come in to Him” (Rev. 3. 20).
The king of Kings Knocks as a King that he might rule. A life that is self-centred is a ruined life, it was the apostle Paul who stated, “ I die daily.” (I.Cor 15:31).
As our Lord He knocks that He might enter into our life which He hath redeemed by his own blood so that he might govern and test it for its own good and His glory “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.” (I.Cor. 3:13).
Until Christ is enthroned within, our soul is under the bondage and control of foolish and presumptuous self.
Jesus wishes the government of your life to be upon His shoulders, that there might be no mismanagement in the affairs of the soul.
Although He is “King of our lives, ” He does not compel, He knocks. “If any man opens the door I will come in to him” (Rev. 3. 20).
Jesus Knocks as a Merchantman that He might enrich. He knows the poverty of those who say that they are rich and have need of nothing.
Unsearchable riches are in Himself, and infinite mercy and love has brought Him to the very door of your impoverished life that you might be filled out of His fullness. “I counsel you to buy of me gold refined in the fire, that you may become rich.” (Rev. 3: 18).
You may buy without money when you let the Merchant in. “If any poor man opens the door I will come in to him” (Rev. 3. 20) .
He Knocks as a Bridegroom that He might. His desire is not only to save, heal, teach, rule, and enrich, but to have the fellowship of those whom He hath blessed.
He knocks at the door of the heart because He seeks admission into the affections. Three times Peter heard
this knock,“Lovest thou Me” (John 21:15).
Because He loves us so much, He is very jealous of our affections. If you have admitted Him as Saviour and King, surely you will give Him your allegiance, the love of your heart and the fellowship of your life.
His love constrains Him to knock that our love might constrain us to open, so that every barrier between the soul and Christ may be removed, and unbroken communion enjoyed. “If anyone listens to My voice and opens the door I will come in” (Rev. 3. 20).