OPEN DOORS THROUGH PRAYER
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7).
On a recent trip my husband and I had the joy of visiting the “Ark Encounter” in Kentucky, a full size replica of Noah’s ark! We also went to the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. Wow! I highly recommend both of these experiences. Many things impressed me at these awesome sites, but what struck me at both were their huge doors!
It got me thinking about doors and what the Bible says about them:
The Ark Door: safety and earthly life by entering the ark. “Go into the ark, you and all your household” (Genesis 7:1).
The Passover Door: protection from the angel of death. “The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you” (Exodus 12:13).
The Temple’s Inner Doors (Curtain): separating sinful man from Holy God. "And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split” (Matthew 27:51).
The Sheep’s Door: He is our Good Shepherd. "Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep" (John 10:7).
The Cross: the bridge between sinful man and Almighty God. "I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved” (John 10:9).
The Tomb’s Door: Jesus’ victory over death and the devil. "But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away” (Mark 16:4). “He is not here, for he has risen, as he said” (Matthew 28:6).
The Narrow Door: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).
Many families will literally be opening their doors later this month on Halloween. A treat I love to share along with candy is an evangelism tract sharing Jesus (and I tell this this is the best treat)! It can’t get any easier than that and they come to me! In fact, we don’t have a “No Soliciting” sign on our door because when people come to our door, it’s open to promote and share Jesus. They might have their agenda, but when we open our door, we have an agenda too!
Luis, Andrew, and the entire Palau team have an important agenda! We can keep them in prayer through the power of the Holy Spirit as they work hard opening the door through evangelism for people to turn their heart to God! By obedience and in faith, we can walk through that open door and leave it open by sharing Jesus with someone who’s searching for truth and wants to knock on heaven’s door too!
One of Luis’ favorite Bible verses is a verse he uses many times when he closes his message to allow people to respond to the Good News. It’s Revelation 3:20: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”
As we open our spiritual doors, may they open through our prayers. By adoring Him as the one and only true God. By a repentant heart and mind through our words and actions.
“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips” (Psalm 141:3). Prayers that are devoted, watchful and thankful (Colossians 4:2).
Let’s bring Luis, Andrew, the entire Palau team to Jesus in prayer and help them open the door to salvation for all.
Praying for open doors in Jesus Name,
Please enjoy opening the regional updates below and keeping them in your prayers:
Africa | Preparations, God’s guidance for Love Capetown in early November | Report
Asia | God’s wisdom and favor to visit Harbin and Beijing in December | Report
North America | Praise for CityFest East Texas, Gearing up for Brevard County | Report
Europe | Advance 2020 Summit October 12th, Events in UK, Germany and France | Report
Latin America | NGA at work; Preparations for Buenos Aires 2020 and Beyond | Report
Caribbean | Resources for Cuba, South Caribbean and Jamaica | Report
SAVE THE DATE, OCTOBER 29!
Mark your calendar! Luis and Andrew will be opening our time together! I encourage you to save the date, OCTOBER 29TH for our next quarterly conference prayer call 1 p.m. Pacific time, 2 p.m. Mountain, 3 p.m. Central, 4 p.m. Eastern time. Call in details to follow!
"I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name” (Revelation 3:8).