In this article, we will explore Jesus is the door and what this symbolism means to Christians and too non-believers. So, grab your Bible and let’s dig in…
Throughout the New Testament Jesus spoke to people in parables and metaphors, and then went ahead to help them understand what He was saying. One metaphor He used is one where He referred to Himself as “the door.”
I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security). – John 10:9 AMP
When we look at a door we know that it gives us access to a particular place, and when Jesus is our door, He gives us access to the Father.
When Jesus was talking to the Pharisees who did not believe in Him and thought that they were in right standing with God. He was trying to explain to them that He is the only way that leads to salvation and God, the Father. Jesus is the door that we must pass through if we want to have eternal life and spend an eternity with God. What beautiful symbolism!
But let’s dig a little deeper and see what it means for Jesus is the door” to non-believers and for Christians.
Jesus Is the Door For Non-Believers
Anyone who does not have a personal relationship with Jesus is usually referred to as a non-believer. We often refer to such a person as not saved or born again. For one to get saved and have a relationship with God, they must accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.
This Jesus is the stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief Cornerstone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among people by which we must be saved [for God has provided the world no alternative for salvation].” – Acts 4:11-12 AMP
The world has made people believe that there are many ways to get to heaven or have a relationship with God without Jesus. We see this in omnism and even some universalism. But we see in the above Scripture that Jesus is the only way to salvation. He is the door that we must pass through to get to the Father God.
Jesus said to him, “I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. – John 14:6 AMP
Romans 10:9 shows us how to get saved. “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” This shows you that Jesus is the only door to salvation. If anyone teaches anything contrary, then that is a false doctrine that leads people astray.
As much as Jesus is the way to salvation, He also stands at the door of our hearts waiting for us to invite Him in. Jesus desires to come into your heart and have an intimate relationship with you. We see this in Revelation 3:20. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
Jesus invites us to accept His gift of salvation and waits at the doors of our hearts for us to say “Yes” to Him. When we accept Him as the door to our salvation, we now have access to the Father.
Jesus is the Door For Christians
God reconciled us to Himself through Jesus as we see in 2 Corinthians 5:18. It is then that He calls us to the ministry of reconciling others to Him. This reconciliation enables us to have fellowship with God, our Father, which was not possible before salvation.
Once we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, He gives us access to the inheritance that God has for us. Jesus is the mediator between us and God according to the New Covenant.
God has given us promises, and He has outlined them in His Word. However, we access these promises through Jesus. He is the door that gives us access to God’s promises. 2 Corinthians 1:20 AMP says...For as many as are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] “Yes.” So through Him we say our “Amen” to the glory of God.
When we say “Amen” to these promises, we also do so through Christ. This is why we claim the things that God has given to us in Jesus name.
Jesus is the door to us receiving the Holy Spirit after we get saved. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ (Romans 8:9). The one who does not belong to Jesus Christ does not have His spirit living in him or her. The Holy Spirit helps us live a godly life and teaches us things of the Kingdom of God. He is the Spirit of Truth who shows us the truth in any situation we face in life. The Holy Spirit is with us always and lives in us (John 14:16-18).
When we pray, we do so in the name of Jesus. He gives us access to the Father because He has cleansed us by His blood and we can stand before God as righteous. Jesus promised that we will receive what we ask in His name and this has to be in line with the will of God.
And I will do whatever you ask in My name [as My representative], this I will do, so that the Father may be glorified and celebrated in the Son. John 14:13 AMP
Jesus is the door to our redemption from the curses we inherited from our forefathers. Galatians 3:13 says that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. This means that we can only receive deliverance through Jesus and not rituals as some believe. Jesus is our only redeemer and came to destroy the works of the enemy in our lives.
Jesus is also the door to the blessings of God over our lives. Ephesians 1:3 says that God has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Our blessings exist in the spiritual realm and manifest in our lives when we claim them in Jesus’ name.
He is the Door To So Much…
Jesus is central to our faith, and we cannot live a godly life without Him. He died for us so that we may live for God and spend our eternity in heaven. Jesus is the door to the abundant life that God envisioned for us from the beginning. This simple symbolic picture as Jesus being door brings such a greater reality of all He has done for us.
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. John 10:10 AMP
Praise Jesus today for the gift of salvation that He gave you so that you may live eternally!!
Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
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