Look at a door that leads outside. If you opened it what will that do?
It will let in fresh air and sunshine. It will allow the sounds of the outdoors to enter your home – the sounds of a cicada buzzing away in a tree. The sound of a bird singing a beautiful song. The sound of wind in the leaves.
It will allow neighbors to walk up and talk with you.
It allows you the free access to go unhindered out or back in.
It also allows unwanted thing to enter. Flies, roaches, mice, snakes, wasps, or blowing dust could all makes its way into your home.
That’s the thing about an open door – it allows in the good and evil alike.
The same can be said of spiritual matters. When God opens a door many wonderful things can happen but Satan is always nearby to try to sneak in.
Paul said it this way:
For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. 1 Cor 16:9
He knew the blessings of an open doorway but also knew of the opposition to it.
Anytime there is a great move in church, there is opposition to it.
When revival breaks out, there will always be someone to dampen it.
Stand strong in the message from the Lord Jesus:
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. Rev 3:20
Abba, help me to recognize that open door and use it for Your honor and glory. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN