Jesus Christ is the Door
“Then Jesus said to them again, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep’” (John 10:7).
“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture” (John 10:9).
Jesus is the door (John 10:7,9).
If anyone enters by Him, they will be saved (John 10:9).
Jesus is the savior of the world.
God loves the world so much, He gave His only begotten Son, that the world might be saved.
Whoever believes in Jesus receives eternal life (John 3:16-17).
Jesus is the Door and the Good Shepherd
“But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep” (John 10:2).
This verse reveals the gospel, the good news of Jesus.
Jesus reveals that there is a door and a shepherd.
He is both.
Jesus reveals that every person has a choice: they can receive Jesus and find God; or not.
If a person enters the door, they receive eternal life, which is knowing God and Jesus Christ Whom He has sent.
Their divine destination is . . . fellowship with Him. What is He like?
He is the most wonderful, most beautiful Person in the universe.
If they continue on with Him, they will live forever in the glory of heaven, God’s home.
They receive the kingdom of heaven.
The only true God is an eternal revelation.
For all eternity, they will experience the ongoing, eternal, infinite revelation of the riches of the glory of the mystery of the great God Jehovah, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Every person in the world is given a choice.
The choice is between God and self.
A person’s eternal destiny, heaven or hell, depends on this choice.
Those who choose the only true God through Jesus will live forever in heaven.
Those who choose self will spend eternity in hell.
Those Who do not Hear the Gospel
Those who never hear the gospel have the same choice as those who do.
The choice is easy to make: how could anyone say no to God?
It is self-will that keeps someone from God.
A great man of God once said, “The ultimate sin is self-will.”
Related to self-will, four things keep people from finding God and going deeper with Him: self (the old nature), sin, the world, and the enemy.
A key to knowing God is humbling ourselves before Him and repenting. When someone does that, gives their life to God, and invites Jesus into their life, He will save them.
It is very clear and apparent that we need God.
Every person relies on God – has faith in God – in the natural, their entire life. We often take it for granted, but God provides everything every person needs to live.
1. We had nothing to do with being born on the earth. God created every person.
2. We have nothing to do with surviving for even one second. God provides everything we have and need; such as the sun, air, food, water and more.
3. God keeps every person we rely on alive (Isaiah 42:5, Job 12:10).
Therefore, it is common sense that a person should give their life to God.
People present objections to choosing Jesus. They cross-question God, which is very dangerous and foolish to do.
The root cause of their objections is self-will. The objections are the results of choosing self.
Their objections can be fully answered, but they just come up with new ones.
The greatest, supreme and only privilege for man is knowing God and all that contains . . . which is infinite and eternal.