Unlimited: Through the Door of Faith
Oct 31, 2019 1056
They… reported all that God had done… and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles (Acts 14:27, NIV).
It’s really important to be able to open doors!
I was once about to preach to a packed hall of people in Ukraine and my Russian interpreter was nowhere to be found! You see, he’d gone to the toilet and then found himself locked in! I had to start preaching without him. It was a great message. I said things like “God loves you” in Russian several times because it was one of the only Russian phrases I knew! Finally, my interpreter was able to escape from the toilet and join me.
The Christian message announces that the door to eternal life isn’t made of wood or metal. It is not made of compliance to specified standards of behaviour, and the door to eternal life isn’t made of belief in doctrines.
Jesus is the Door of Faith
True Christianity announces that the door to eternal life is made of faith. Jesus made it clear that he himself is the door of faith:
I am the door; if anyone enters through me, he will be saved (John 10:9, NASB).
How do you enter into salvation through Jesus? You do it by having faith in him:
He who believes in Me will live (John 11:25).
That’s why “the door of faith” is Jesus Christ himself.
And he isn’t just a door; Christ is an open door for all who believe.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Make a list of all the doors that Jesus Christ has opened in your life. Share it with someone who needs to be encouraged by your testimony and share it in the comments below!