Do Not Just Open the Door - Take It Off the Hinges
When people came to Jesus and asked, “What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent” (John 6:28-29). All through the Old Testament, every mighty exploit that was done, every time the mercy of God flooded into a situation, every time a miracle was performed, somebody had to have faith. Somebody had to believe God enough to act on His Word and open the door.
That’s what happened to me the day I was born again. I read that scripture in Matthew 6:26 that God cares for the birds of the air, and faith came into my heart. I didn’t know anything about the new birth, yet when I spoke that faith out, I opened the door just a crack and God’s mercy flooded my heart and changed it forever.
The same thing is true today. However wide you open that door of faith is how much of God’s mercy and goodness will flow into your life. He’ll fill up every inch you’ll give Him.
I’m telling you, He’s ready. He is eagerly yearning to bless you. He is hovering over you in mercy. He has an ocean full of salvation benefits and He’s longing to pour them out on you.
When I say salvation, I’m not just talking about a ticket to heaven. Salvation denotes deliverance. From what? Oppression, poverty, sickness, danger, fear—anything from which you need to be delivered!
Salvation also means “soundness, protection, liberty, health and restoration.” Glory to God!
Psalm 68:19 says God daily loads us with benefits of salvation. When you wake up in the morning, you ought to start the day thanking God for the salvation that’s going to happen to you today. You ought to start by opening the door of faith. And don’t just open it a crack—take it off the hinges!
Say, “Lord, here I am. Pour it on me!”
That’s what Ken and I did. We didn’t just ease into this. Once we heard it, we jumped into it with both feet. And we’ve never stopped!
Speak the Word
“I have access by faith into the grace of God.” (Romans 5:2)
Heiligschriftstudium: Psalm 103:1-12