Knock, Knock

6-1-12

Who’s there? Jesus.

Jesus is speaking to the church at Laodicea and said, “…and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind and naked.” It seems kinda odd to me that a group of people could be in such a state that they didn’t know they were all these things. Jesus said that this church thought they were rich, and increased with goods, and had need of nothing. Could a whole church get into such a place spiritually and be unaware of their condition? It’s obvious from the Word of God that it can. It’s kinda scary to me that we could think that we’re doing really good and actually we’re doing really bad. If you would continue to read this account in Revelation 3 you find out what the greatest problem was that this church had. Their problem? Jesus was not there! He is at the door, knocking and saying, “If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” It’s amazing that Jesus can get on the outide of a church and nobody even knew He was gone. They had become so comfortable with all their materialism, and had become so satisfied with this world that they were able to assemble for worship and leave Jesus outside. No matter how great we may think we are doing, if we don’t have Jesus then we are poor and have nothing. The great news? No matter what everybody else is doing if we as individuals want Jesus in our life He is willing to come in to us and commune with us. So, we can’t blame anybody but ourselves if Jesus is outside knocking.