The Last Knock

“Christ gives last knocks.”*DSC_0004

He says: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me” (Rev 3:20).

That verse is often used in evangelism. In context, though, it was Christ’s message to a lukewarm church. Because they were lukewarm, “I will spit you out of My mouth” (Rev 3:16).

Have you sensed that the Lord wants you to do something? Pray for someone? Tell someone about the Lord? Confess something? Forgive someone? Is He knocking at your door?

At some point, there is the last knock. What if today was Christ’s last knock for you?

“Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, ‘Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts…’” (Heb 3:7-8).

Three times in twenty verses the author of Hebrews says: “Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.”

TODAY!

Are you responding to His voice? Or ignoring it? Have you not yet done what you know He wants you to do?

Act on it today. Today might be the last knock.

We must make sure we are not lukewarm Christians. Are you zealous? Do you have a sense of urgency? Are you focused on keeping His word? Are you pressing on to become more like Christ?

Are you listening?

Am I listening?

Is He knocking at your door?

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* “I remember M’Cheyne says, ‘Christ gives last knocks.’ That is a very sorrowful thought. He knocks at the door, but there is such a thing as a last knock, and there are those who will get their last knock before long. He will never knock again. May God give us their souls this day!” Charles Spurgeon, The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life. Compiled and edited by Robert Hall. Emerald Books. 1993

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