Who Is That Knocking At My Door? (13 of 39) by James Merritt

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WHO IS THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR? (13 of 39)
THE KING IS COMING
DR. JAMES MERRITT
REVELATION 3:20

INTRODUCTION

1. JUST IMAGINE THAT IT IS A LAZY HAZY SATURDAY
AFTERNOON. YOU HAVE BEEN OUT WORKING IN THE YARD
CATCHING UP ON VARIOUS CHORES. CUTTING THE GRASS,
WEEDING THE FLOWER BED, TRIMMING THE HEDGES. YOU HAVE
FINISHED UP FOR THE DAY AND YOU COME INSIDE, POUR SOME
LEMONADE, KICK BACK AND RELAX AND TAKE IT EASY.

2. BUT THEN AS YOU BEGIN TO LOOK AROUND YOUR HOUSE YOU
SEE A HOME THAT HAS SUFFERED FROM A WEEK'S WORTH OF
BEING LIVED IN BY A HUSBAND, A WIFE, THREE CHILDREN
AND A DOG (BOY, DOES THAT SOUND FAMILIAR TO ME). THEN
YOU REALIZE THAT WHEN IT COMES TO HOUSEWORK, YOUR DAY
HAS JUST BEGUN. BUT JUST AS YOU GET UP TO BEGIN TO
CLEAN THE HOUSE, BEFORE THE PRESIDENT DECLARES IT A
FEDERAL DISASTER AREA, THE DOORBELL RINGS. YOU WONDER
TO YOURSELF, "WHO ON EARTH COULD THAT BE AT A TIME
LIKE THIS?" YOU GO TO THE DOOR AND OPEN IT AND LOW AND
BEHOLD THERE STANDS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES. NOW HOW WOULD YOU FEEL? YOU WOULD PROBABLY
FEEL LIKE A DIRTY COMMUNIST.

3. WELL IT WILL SURPRISE MANY OF YOU TO KNOW THAT
RIGHT NOW KNOCKING AT THE DOOR OF YOUR HEART, IS ONE
GREATER THAN THE PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES, AND HIS
NAME IS JESUS. NO MATTER HOW DIRTY, HOW DUSTY, HOW
DARK YOUR HEART MAY BE, IF YOU WILL OPEN THE DOOR OF
YOUR HEART JESUS WILL COME IN AND CLEAN UP THE DIRT,
SWEEP OUT THE DUST, AND LIGHT UP THE DARK. HE WILL
TURN YOUR HEART OF GRIEF AND GUILT INTO A HOUSE OF
GRACE AND GLORY.

4. THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS AND WELL KNOWN
VERSE IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION. UNTOLD NUMBERS HAVE
BEEN SAVED THROUGH THE MESSAGE AND PREACHING OF THIS
ONE VERSE. ITS TRUTH INSPIRED AN ARTIST BY THE NAME OF
HOLMAN HUNT TO PAINT ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND
TENDER PORTRAITS OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST THE WORLD
HAS EVER SEEN. NOW EVEN THOUGH THE PRIMARY APPLICATION
OF THIS VERSE IS TO THE SAINT INSIDE OF THE ...


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