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Knock Knock

  • Knock Knock from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.

    The hustle and bustle of life can get a bit overwhelming at times. There are often so many things pulling at our attention, yet there is something that you need to make time for.

    (Revelation 3:20 NKJV)  "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."

    At the moment, Jesus stands outside and knocks. He will not force His way into your life. If you hear His call, make time for Him, and open your door, then He will come in. In this verse, the word used for dining is the day's main meal. It's not a quick snack but a leisurely time of fellowship together. We are free to invite Jesus into our life today.

    Yet, there is a day coming when Jesus will stop knocking at our door, and we will be knocking at His. At that point, those who are not ready remain outside.

    (Luke 13:22–27 NKJV)  "And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. Then one said to Him, "Lord, are there few who are saved?" And He said to them, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able."

    When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open for us,' and He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know you, where you are from,' then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.' But He will say, 'I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.'"

    Today is the day of salvation, for when the Lord shuts the door, there will be no opening it. Jesus told His disciples what His return would be like:

    (Luke 17:26–27 NKJV)  "And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all."

    (Luke 17:28–30 NKJV)  "Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed."

    Sadly the people in Noah's and Lot's days were not lost because of their sins, but because of indifference. Just like us, those people were busy with life, building, planting, buying, selling, cooking, and raising families. When they got up that morning, they had no idea it was for the last time. When the Lord shuts the door, there will be no more time to get ready. The highway to hell is paved with good intentions, and intending to do something your whole life just means you haven't done it yet. You may intend to do it tomorrow, but what if tomorrow never comes? It didn't happen for them.

    (Luke 12:40 NKJV)  "Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."

    Remember the parable of the ten bridesmaids who were waiting on the Master to return? The five who were ready went with Him to the wedding, while the others were locked outside the door:

    (Matthew 25:10–13 NKJV)  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.' "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming."

    Once again, we see someone caught off guard by an event they knew was coming. They just hadn't taken the time to prepare for it yet. Maybe they planned to do it tomorrow. Don't let that be you.

    You can pray this with me if you like:

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, forgive me of my sin. I hear You knocking. Please come in. Give me a clear vision of what I can do for You. Help me see people through Your eyes. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!


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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Feb 27

Amen and Amen!!! Yes, another blessing today to be able to attend today's Sunday's service! And, yes Lord, I want to be ready for you when You come, but I also want all of my loved ones far and near, all my neighbors, all the people that I take care of and their families, all my friends and aquaintances be ready for you, please hear me knocking at your door and never cease from praying, and if I should do, please have Thy Holy Spirit prompt me, in the holy name of Jesus I ask and pray, Amen!  (h5)

Feb 27
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Another amazing awesome wonderful Sunday morning service thank you Father for bringing us RHM!, And please continue to bless them in Jesus name I pray amen

Feb 27
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord, come in so I can hear Your voice clearer, in Jesus's name I pray, amen. 

Feb 28
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father please come in and help me to hear Your voice clearly, amen

Feb 28
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Feb 28
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

Feb 28
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Feb 28

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, I welcome You into my home and into my heart. Thank You Lord for Blessing me.  AMEN

Feb 28
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!

Feb 28
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God I pray you love me Amen 

Feb 28
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Good Monday morning everyone

Feb 28
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Feb 28
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Feb 28
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David Krull
David Krull

Yes Lord.

Feb 28
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

Feb 28
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Yes lord come in! Amen! 

Feb 28