Door Number One
Your Choice Determines Your Future
For those who live the United States and who are over 40, do you remember the game show called "Let's Make a Deal"?
The host would would have several prizes then the contestant would have to pick from door number one, two, or three. Behind each door would be anything from a donkey to a first class vacation around the world.
It was a fun game and many enjoyed watching it. However, when it comes to the things of God there are not three doors. According to Jesus Himself there is only one door and He is that door. Consider Jesus' Words found in John 10:9 for a moment, "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved..."
I am sure that every Christian proclaims that Jesus is the door, but consider this door for just a moment. This door is Jesus. He is the door. The door is what Jesus is. The point that I am trying to make is that the door represents everything Jesus is. This is a very important point because according to Jesus' Words it is the one who "enters" the door that is saved.
This is important because it is not the one who knows that the door exists, who knows where the door is, who recognizes the door as the door, but it is the one who goes through the door.
There are many Christians, even preachers, who talk a lot about the door. They refer to the door, they tell people to accept the door, but what does it take to "enter" the door?
Let's consider some more Words of Jesus that are found in Matthew 7:21. In this verse Jesus Himself said, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." According to Jesus' Words, calling Him Lord does not get you through the door, but doing what He says is what gets you through the door.
In Romans (8:29) Paul talks about being conformed into the image of Jesus so that Jesus would be the first born of many brethren. In other words, according to Paul, those who truly go through the door look like the door, which is basically what Jesus was saying in Matthew 7:21.
What is the problem for us in all of this? Proverbs 16:25 tells us that there is a "way that seems right to man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."
Man keeps trying to invent new doors. In John 10, Jesus clearly identify that there is only one way, He is the way, and His way of doing things is the only way of doing things. In other words this Word has not changed. You can try and go in through other doors, but Jesus said that you are a thief and that you won't be allowed in.
Many Christians think that they have to be "cutting-edge" to win the lost, but really the most cutting-edge that you can get is Jesus. Accept Him and His ways as the only door. Stick with Him and it will work out good for you. Love Him and His Ways and you will be saved. Saved eternally and saved from many things that sin is bring on this world that we now live in.
Choose the only door!