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Jesus speaks to the church at Laodicea these amazing words:

"Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and sup with you, and you with me "(Rev. 3:20).

Would it not be a great tragedy if Jesus were standing at the door and knocking with the desire to "come in" and "sup" and we refused to answer the door? Might we choose "not" to open the door because we are persuaded that it just could not be him - that he is the "absent" Christ?

When we think to limit Jesus Christ, our problem is not just with him.  Our essential problem is that we are limiting God.  Peter tells the people on the day of Pentecost that God has "made Jesus both Lord and Christ" (Acts 2:36).  He later tells the household of Cornelius that "Jesus Christ is Lord of all" (Acts 10:36).  The writer of Hebrews then brings to the people this amazing word of consolation:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Heb. 13:8).

May that same word of consolation reach down to us this day. Let us hold to him and say with them of old: Thanks be to God who “gives” us (present tense) the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:57).

 

 

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