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OPEN DOORS - PART 4

THURSDAY 29 FEBRUARY 2024


Today, I'm still expounding the segment, "And I have opened a door for you that no one can close." Firstly you have to take it personal. Secondly open door means that you turn in a certain direction God has provided. If we take this phrase in the very sense which it bears in our referenced Scripture, it means that it leads you in triumph over closed doors and their contrary powers, denoting that something new has come, and the good news is that angelic ministers are assigned to run an open door smoothly.


Reference: Revelation 3:8 New Living Translation (NLT)

"I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me."


2 Corinthians 2:12-14 reads, "Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me, I still had no peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia. But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ's triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere" (NIV). Now, from this very verses come the thought of the primacy of Paul's open door and what happened next. He lost his peace of mind, but he quickly did something remarkable - which is to give thanks. Yes, the door was open but his mind realm was his own limitation.


In 1st Corinthians 16:9, Paul stated: "there is a wide-open door for a great work here, although many oppose me" (NLT). In other words, there are many adversaries. However, here is the mindset: When God has opened a significant door for you, it is your responsibility to behold it and refuse to empower the presence of opposition.


Let the right thoughts shape your mind and actions at that point in time, because the state of your spirit and heart concerning the "open door" matters to God. So don't give any consideration and imagination of an adversary an upper hand because they are unreal awakening.


Gaining access and possessing an open door have a root in your disposition. Refuse to entertain doubt or give the devil any power between you and the open door through your speech and thought pattern. Maintain the right confession and let your attitude be: If this door has been openly placed before me, I boldly walk through it without any fear, anxiety, delay, limitation, reservation, misgivings or objection.


Be mindful of this truth because an expression of pointless doubt or consideration of opposing forces may delay or disqualify your clear-cut or manifest entry. Close your eyes to deceptive vanities which are condemnatory or manipulative influences, as well as any force that introduces logical reasoning as the basis for undermining the overall approval of the open door - from a critical point of view.


Open doors are God's invitation to fresh opportunities and glorious possibilities, and our first response to open doors should be an expression of a hearty thanksgiving with a distinct purpose of accessing them in accordance with the great end for which we have desired them.


In addition, if you seek for an open door with an expectant attitude, Master Jesus says, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened" (Matthew 7:7-8 NIV).


Eagerly ask, seek and knock with an anticipatory aspiration, full of excitement, because the door will be surely opened to the one who knocks. To instantiate this verity, apostle Paul, while in prison in Ephesus, said, "Pray for us that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ...(Colossians 4:3 NIV). Stay tuned for part 5. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - John 10:7-9; Acts 14:27; 2 Corinthians 2:12; Acts 16:25-26.


Exuberant Declaration:

Today and always, I walk through my open door with ebullient vigour, overwhelming dynamism, honourable acumen and a promising indulgence, full of bundles of joy. Hallelujah!






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