Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock
Does Jesus Stand At the Door and Knock?and
In the lead-up to the Truth Matters conference in October, we will be focusing our attention on the sufficiency, authority, and clarity of Scripture. Which brings us to the verse before us today: Revelation is certainly one of the most familiar and frequently-quoted verses in the church. And if not, on whose door is the Lord knocking? In the same way, the common misapplication of Revelation has done more harm than good. And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. But God , being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ by grace you have been saved , and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
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Parallel Verses. King James Version Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Darby Bible Translation Behold, I stand at the door and am knocking; if any one hear my voice and open the door, I will come in unto him and sup with him, and he with me. World English Bible Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me. Young's Literal Translation lo, I have stood at the door, and I knock; if any one may hear my voice, and may open the door, I will come in unto him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
In Revelation Jesus said, Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. The word "sup," in this context means full acceptance and fellowship on the part of Jesus Christ. I learned this verse forty years ago as a soul-winning verse. I think it is that, although Jesus gives it within the context of his message to the "luke-warm" Church at Laodicia, Revelation 3. Revelation 3 :. I am happy with the publication date, as this means the commentator's brains were largely PRE-DARWIN, that is, not contaminated by the wrongful thinking that enters subliminally into modern academic's reasonings.
Q — Hey, I was wondering look out would you know which recording it was, where you taught on Rev ? I would like to refresh myself as to the proper meaning behind the verse. Jim — Since you asked, I went back and checked on our mp3 collection. It appears that that passage fell right at the end of our Thursday night eschatology series. When we resumed our mid-week teaching a year later we picked up at Chapter 4 without specifically addressing If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. The other erroneous view of this verse is that, since this passage appears in the larger context of His words to the church at Laodicea, Jesus pictured Himself as standing at the door of that church, hoping to be granted admittance.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Song of Solomon I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying , Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night…. Luke And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. John He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him…. Revelation And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. Luke Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
“I Stand at the Door, and Knock
“I Stand at the Door, and Knock”
He is recognized in his country as the leader in his field. As we sat next to one another at dinner, he turned to me and asked about the Church. This was somewhat surprising because I was aware that he, like many in the world today, had rationalized God out of existence. His question was earnest. It was apparently something he had been thinking about because it came without anything in the previous conversation that would have prompted it.
When he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer. When she recognized Peter's voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate. They said to her, "You are out of your mind! They kept saying, "It is his angel. But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed. While they were celebrating, behold, the men of the city, certain worthless fellows, surrounded the house, pounding the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring out the man who came into your house that we may have relations with him.