I AM Knocking on the Door, Won’t You Open?
This morning The LORD woke me up, and as I went to get up, I heard this loud ‘knocking.’ It is the only way I can explain it.
I actually went to see if my husband had gotten up and was knocking on the door for some reason. When I realized it wasn’t in the natural, it dawned on me that The LORD was speaking this scripture to me.
“Behold, I stand at the door [of the church] and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him), and he with Me,” Revelation 3;20 (AMP).
I felt compelled to look up this word “knock” in the Greek and sure enough it meant “to knock.”
But when you read the meaning it says “to rap hard with the knuckle.”
I saw this picture of The LORD knocking really hard and loudly and almost frantically as if to say “Please hurry and let me in!”
As I woke up to this knocking, I heard The LORD say to the church, “Please open the door to Me! Let Me in and I will come in and We will give you hidden manna!”
I know this is a simple message, but I sense The LORD’s urgency in this.
There are some churches or groups of people who meet weekly or even daily but still have never allowed The LORD to come in with all of his power and presence!
They are still NOT opening the door to allow Him to take over!
I hear Him begging you to give him free reign!
He wants to come in and give you this hidden manna and dine with you and you with Him!
I hear Him this morning so clearly saying, “Open this door!”
Then The LORD gave me another Word from Scripture.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you,” Matthew 7:7 (NKJV)
I heard Him say, “It is time for you to knock!”
Again, the same word in the Greek for knock gives the meaning that you should be beating his door down!
He is saying, “If you will come after Me and beat on My Door with desperation, I will open it for you!”
The LORD wants to see your desperation for Him but you must knock!
He is saying today, “There are things I want to reveal to you Church but you must KNOCK!”
He is waiting for you to come after Him this morning!
Stop being Milk toast about your desire for Him! He wants to hear you knocking!
It is time to let him in have his free reign and it is time for you to knock and enter into what he has in store for you in this season!
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.