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He standing outside the door of this lukewarm church of Laodicea. It seems they've closed the door on him. In this case, it was their success and perhaps their riches, that ushered Jesus out the door. They are rich, they have everything they want. They don't need a thing. riches have replaced Jesus, who needs a savior when you have lots and lots of cash. That kind of deceitful thinking is a danger that can come with wealth. It can blur our vision, it can blind us from seeing our circumstances for what they really are. We may see ourselves as rich, when all the while we are actually poor than we've ever been. This passage doesn't just apply to churches, it speaks to individuals like you and me, we can lose our sight of who we really are. When we have ushered Jesus out the door of our hearts or our churches, ironically, we're not living the rich life that we have in Christ. We've substituted him for something so much less. And in this case, we are actually poor, blind, naked, exposed. But Jesus loves his church, and he loves you and me so much, that he doesn't turn on his heels and leave when we assure him outside and leave him at the door. JOHN is in awe as he sees this vision of Jesus standing outside the door that has been so arrogantly closed on him. John is amazed to see that Jesus is still there. Jesus is still knocking, extending an invitation to us, even while behind that closed door. The invitation is to open up and let him in, so that he can come in and sit down and have a meal with us. Even as friends. He wants to put an end to the spell that our so called riches have put on us. Our riches have caused us to live in separation from him. They have blinded us to the rich union that we have in Christ. And Christ wants to open our eyes so that we can see that he never gives up on us. Even when we arrogantly and foolishly Usher him outside the door. He invites us to come and know his embrace, once again, to rest in him. He's outside the door, and we've placed him there. But he's knocking on that door. Maybe we have ears to hear it and welcome him back. So that we might truly live the rich life that is ours. The life that he alone can give. If there are any doors that you've ushered Jesus out of heed his Knock and the invitation to come and be with you. Even as your friend. That's the prayer that I have for my own soul. That's the prayer that I have for my family, for my wife and my daughters and my son. And that's the prayer that I have for you may be so
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