I AM the Door
John 10:9 ‘I am the Door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.’
We usually think of a door as a means of entering or exiting a building, automobile, room etc. . We less often think of a door as a means of preventing entry or exit, even though that can be an equally important usage or function. In this verse Jesus is emphasizing the access to eternal life that He is able to provide to all who seek Him as Saviour. Conversely, we can assume that Jesus is also saying that anyone who does not receive Him as the only Door will not be able to ‘enter in.’ Notice that He does not say I am a door, but I am the Door.
In previous verses, Jesus makes it clear that all who offered an alternate way to heaven and salvation were ‘thieves and robbers’. Jesus offers an open door to all who will come by the way of the cross, but He will close the door to Paradise for all who reject Him and seek another way of entry. The end result of not accepting Jesus’ invitation to enter through the only door to eternal life is to choose an eternity separated from God and destined for eternal punishment. And just as those who, choose to enter eternal joy through the Door Christ Jesus, will spend forever in His presence, those who choose some other door will spend eternity with no hope of redemption. Have you chosen God`s Door of mercy? It’s the most important decision you will ever make.