I Stand at the Door
Outline: Jesus wants us to open our heart door to Him. Jesus is the door of salvation. It is for everyone. Come to Jesus now and be converted. This script needs to be adapted for different tribes.
|Theme:||Salvation; Saviour of Sinful Men; Faith, trust, believe in Jesus; Eternal. everlasting life|
|Audience:||Animist; Rural, developing|
Scripts are basic guidelines for translation and recording into other languages. They should be adapted as necessary to make them understandable and relevant for each different culture and language. Some terms and concepts used may need more explanation or even be replaced or omitted completely.
This is Jesus' message to us. (Rev.3:20). "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."
This message of Jesus - He is begging us that we should open our hearts' door. It is no other door, not the door of getting pigs, not the door of getting shells, not the door of good deeds in us, but the HEART-DOOR. If we open the heart door, Jesus will be pleased. It isn't anything else that He is looking for. To open the door is not to make us trouble, nor to destroy our belongings, but to put His eternal life in our hearts. Other things we Monies are accustomed to doing, and all kinds of thoughts accustomed to thinking, but all kinds of salvation, we ourselves can't do it. We don't have it.
We have all kinds of needs, but the thing Jesus is concerned about is that we not harden our hearts. Let us not pretend to hear. Let us not be bored, nor (just) think about it. If we do not open our heart-door, we will die a second death. This is the matter of entering into the everlasting fire. But if we hear Jesus' message, we will be staying together with Him in His everlasting land. When you are dead, you cannot repent. Therefore, right now is the time to think about it. Because if Jesus' door of salvation is closed, mankind can no longer enter the door of salvation. Therefore, right now having considered it, if we make Jesus ours, we have eternal life. Jesus, every afternoon and every morning, is begging us; therefore, let us not harden our hearts.
Jesus says, "I AM THE DOOR." Door speech we all know. When we go to the DANI country, it is to open the shell door, and to open the pig door. This we Monies are accustomed to doing. In a word, we know about all kinds of doors. But the Door of Salvation, we don't know. Therefore, this door of Jesus, He tells us about. What is it?
It is nothing else but the Door of Salvation. If we enter Jesus' door, we will be saved. We are delivered from death. We are delivered from sin. Apart from Jesus, there is no other door for salvation. Only IN HIM is the Door of Salvation. If we enter this door, we will not be destroyed, but obtain eternal life together with God. Who is this door for?
It is for everyone, poor and rich, big and little. Whoever will may enter, with no respect of persons. Whoever believes and wishes to enter this door may do so. It all hinges on our own WILLINGNESS. Right now the door stands open, and He tells us, "WHOEVER BELIEVES AND WISHES TO ENTER THIS DOOR MAY DO SO. WHOEVER COMES TO ME, I WILL NOT CAST OUT." Therefore, let us not refuse when He speaks to us and calls us to come. People, you can't enter the door of salvation by killing a great pig; or by stringing a string of shells; or by doing good deeds. To be saved, we must receive the One who saves us - Jesus. If you don't want to be saved, just go the devil's way and think the devil's thoughts.
But if you enter Jesus' Door, you will come to the place of no pain, no suffering, no hunger, no crying - the place of eternal life!
If you refuse His Words , you will come to the place of endless suffering along with the Devil. Therefore, be now converted and enter Jesus' Door which He is telling us about. When you hear the word of salvation - now is the time to do it. Now is the day which holds the result.