knocking on your heart? –Rev 3:20

Is Jesus really knocking on the door of your heart?  Does Rev 3:20 really say that?  Lets take a look at the verse as well as verse 3:19 and see what it says …IN CONTEXT!!

Jesus is giving a warning to professing Christians… actually these are lukewarm sudo-Christians who Jesus said He will spew out of His mouth on the day of judgment.  So lets take a look at the verses and see what they actually say.

Rev 3:19- As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and REPENT. (3:20) 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.

Nothing about tap, tap, tapping on your heart, but all about calling people to true faith and repentance.  There is not one Scripture about asking Jesus into heart.

Here is John MacArthur has to say about verse 20, “…the context demands that Christ was seeking to enter this church that bore His name but lacked a single true believer. This poignant letter was His knocking.  If one member would recognize his spiritual bankruptcy and respond in saving faith, He would enter the church.”


Published in: on October 1, 2008 at 7:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

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