Until He Knocks
Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” ESV
The fires of awakening and reformation are here. The question for you is, “What are you going to do about it?” Jesus is standing at the door of your heart, the door of your ministry, and the door of your church asking to come in as Consuming Fire, but will you let him in full throttle or are you just satisfied with trickles and sparks? Do your words say “yes,” but your heart and actions prove otherwise? He himself is revival, awakening, and reformation!
I grow weary of this “revival” talk today. That’s all it has become in most cases. It is meaningless rhetoric because people are not willing to lay down their own agendas, own systems, other altars, and religious mindsets to step into the reformation that God is doing in the earth right now. They only want revival on their terms and not God’s terms. They keep filtering this new era through an old religious lens of what they have known instead of shedding the old wineskin to become new wineskins that can hold the new wine.
Everyone claims they want revival, awakening, and reformation until he knocks at the door and requires them to lay down everything to receive it. Everyone loves the revivalist preachers of old, until similar ones come knocking at the door today.
The Lord desires to enter into the door of your heart in order for you to have greater intimacy in him. A heart like this requires a full submission to his heart, his desires, and his will. This is why verse 19 says, “Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.” You must have a heart of repentance not only from sin, but from dead works, dead systems, and old wineskins.
Beloved, it is time for the church to repent of its old ways, old systems, old wineskins, and altars set up to other gods. In order to clearly “hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying (v. 22),” we have to turn from everything that is not of Christ, in Christ, and through Christ. We hear part of what is he saying because there are parts of us that are not fully surrendered to his heart. This is why many believe in revival and reformation, but they do not step into it past an ankle deep river.
I urge you to not be one that praises revival and reformation in words only. Do not be the one whose heart is not fully surrendered to the Father’s heart and miss what he is doing in this generation. Throw off every weight that is holding you back in your race and all that is hindering you from greater depths of his glory.
Will you praise reformation until he knocks, or will you fling wide the gates of your heart and say, “The King of Glory may come in.”