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Heaven's Door

John 10:1-9 (KJV)

1) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

2) But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

3) To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

4) And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

5) And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

6) This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

7) Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

8) All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

9) I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Jesus tells us in John that He is the door to Heaven and that we must enter through Him to be saved. In this verse, the word door comes from the Greek word Thura (Thoo Rah), which means an entrance, a passageway into, an opportunity to do something, or metaphorically, as used by Jesus in John, conditions that must be adhered to be received into the Kingdom of God.

What is the purpose of a door? A door is a physical barrier that separates one space from another. It can keep unwanted things out and protect what is inside. In the case of Heaven's door, it represents the separation between earth and Heaven, between sin and holiness, and between death and eternal life.

But why does Jesus call Himself the door? Because He is the only way to enter Heaven, be reconciled with God, and receive eternal life. He is the only one who can bridge the gap between sinful humanity and a holy God.

John 14:6 (KJV)

6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Jesus is not just a door but the only door. He is the way to salvation, the truth that leads us to God, and the source of eternal life. There is no other way to enter into Heaven except through Jesus.

Revelation 4:1 (KJV)

1) After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

We must go through the door to see the things to come. The door makes us believe before seeing what is on the other side. It is a physical representation of our faith and trust in God. We must have faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior before going through the door. As we knock on Heaven's door, we show that we believe in the promises of God and have faith that He will answer us.

The concept of Heaven's door can also be seen as an invitation from God to enter His kingdom. Just like knocking on someone's front door is a sign of respect and asking for permission to enter, knocking on Heaven's door shows respect and willingness to enter God's kingdom.

So, remember to keep knocking on Heaven's door through prayer, worship, and seeking Him daily. May we always have the faith and trust that He will open the door for us and welcome us into His kingdom with open arms.
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