Re:Verse reading–Revelation 4:1-7, 5:1-14 (day seven)
“Behold, a door standing open in heaven.”–v 4:1.
How long had the door been open? I wonder. John didn’t see it opening. It was open when he saw it. Maybe the symbolism is that heaven always is!
The Bible tells of a God who is light. He shines! Wants to be noticed and known. From eternity, the great and good and glorious One has made ways to communicate Himself to the creation. He invites us to know Him. Calls us.
It gives new meaning to Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.” What if (now and always) the lock on the door is on our side rather than His? What if we don’t know because we don’t want to know, stubbornly unwilling to meet God’s conditions?
Ever hear of an “open book”? God is an “open door”.
“Ask. . .receive, seek. . .find, knock, and it (the door) will be opened.”–Matthew 7:7