Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. -Rev. 3:20
I really believe that this is a good picture of where we (the church) actually stand at the beginning of the new year. I believe that our Lord wants greater intimacy with his church and his people in 2007. ‘Greater intimacy with God’ is the one message that I have heard and read over and over again from numerous prophetic sources in reference to the new year.
I was reminded last night that Rev. 3:20 really applies in context to the church, when I read a word for 2007 posted by David Copeland of Revival Journal. Since then this picture keeps coming back to me.
It reminds me of a word that I received a few years ago. The ‘Left Behind’ book series was popular at the time and many Christians were talking about how Jesus would soon be coming back for his church. I was in church one morning thinking about how this was all going to work out, after all, the gospel needed to be preached in every nation, and many of us were hoping for and expecting a major world revival. Then a clear word came to me:
I am coming soon, but this is not the day when I am coming for my church, this is a day when I am coming to it.
I believe that Jesus is coming to his church in a special way in 2007, open the doors and let him in.