Through the Open Door
by Karen Elliott
A few weeks ago I captured beautiful light from the setting sun coming through my window and reflecting on a tapestry hanging on my living room wall.
I thought it was interesting how the light was reflecting on the gate in the tapestry and that the light itself looks like an open door.
God speaks through so many things if we would have eyes to see and ears to hear.
“I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the ramparts, I will watch to see what He will say to me.” Habakkuk 2:1
What are we watching for? The supernatural reflected in the natural!
So, what do we see and hear in this reflection?
I see and hear the Lord speaking as in Revelation 4:1.
“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.’”
”at once I was in the Spirit” (vs. 2)
Revelation comes by the Spirit!
I hear an invitation! An invitation to step beyond the veil, through the open door. An invitation to come into a place of deeper communion with the Lord. To know Him as we have never known Him. This is not a new invitation, but at the same time it is. He who has ears to hear listen to what the Spirit is saying.
I believe that when we come into this place of deep communion with the Lord, He shows us secrets and mysteries that He is longing to reveal to us.
We cannot know the ways of God, or the heart of God without communion.
I feel this is an invitation, a call if you will, to delve more deeply into living life by the spirit. To leave our worldly nature and desires behind. To stop trying to see how much we can look and act like the world and still be okay with God. There must be a distinction between divine life and natural life.
I believe that as we walk through this door of greater intimacy with the Lord, that the things of the earth will grow strangely dim, as the song goes, in the light of His glory and grace, and we will desire Him more than anything else in our lives. We will live to please Him and bring joy to His heart.
There is no greater pursuit than to know Him!
I often think of the passage in Matthew 7:22-23, “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your Name and in Your Name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you, depart from me you workers of lawlessness.’
Just because we move in these giftings does not mean we truly know Him.
May He never say of us, ‘I never knew you.’
I believe as we step into 2019, there is a plumbline that is set before us to walk in greater truth and revelation which can only be found in deep communion with the Lord.
God wants to encounter us! I pray that we accept His invitation to step through the open door of deeper communion with Him and receive a fresh living encounter with the Living God!