Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Matt. 7:7-8). ASK: You can Ask from wherever you are and for whatever you need and you can receive from God. Beware Unasked – Unanswered (James 4:3). Next, as you seek you may find your needs not only met by the Lord but also met by others as God touches their hearts (Luke 6:38). Note: You can ask God in the name of Jesus (Eph. 5:20) at any time or from wherever you are. You can seek until you find. But you must go to a closed-door to knock. As I read this I was reminded of Knock, Knock – Who’s There?
I thought there are times we ask and seek, but there are special times we need to Knock – Knock! You must knock because the door is closed and can only be opened by the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Without the Lord – You remain without. Adam closed the door to God but Jesus restored what Adam lost. Because of sin, a wall or curtain came between man and God (Isaiah 59:2). But Jesus Christ pulled down the curtain (Mark 15:38), tore down the wall and built a bridge between man and God. What one man, Adam, lost (Rom. 5:12), Jesus, one man, restored (Rom. 5:15). After the resurrection, Jesus, as the last High Priest, for the first time, sat down as there was no chair in the Tabernacle or Temple. Why? Because the work of the High Priest was never finished. As Jesus Christ on the cross became the last sacrifice for sin (Heb. 10:18), said, “It is finished.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, sat down, to become our only advocate (1 John 2:1), door (John 10:9), way (John 14:6), and access (Eph. 2:18) to God. The door that was once closed is now open to every child of God (John 1:12). Incomprehensible!
A favorite illustration: A young man went into the palace to see the King. He was turned away and denied entrance several times. As he stood disappointed a young man took him by the hand and said come with me. They passed servants, soldiers, and guards and each time the young man said, “Its OK he’s with me.” They finally came to the large closed doors. The young man turned the knob and said to the guards, “It’s OK he’s with me.” As they entered the throne room the Prince looked at the King and said, “It’s OK he’s with me.” The King lowers his scepter and says, “What can I do for you my child.” So ASK: Ask – Seek – Knock. There are times to ask, times to seek, and special times to Knock, Knock and personally enter unto the throne of grace (Heb. 4:16). Knock, Knock and say as you enter, “It’s OK I’m with Him.”