“I am the Door” Jesus said:
7 …“I assure you and most solemnly say to you, I am [a]the Door for the sheep [leading to life]. 8 All who came before Me [as false messiahs and self-appointed leaders] are thieves and robbers, but the [true] sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security). – John 10:7-9
It was quite the mystery of the universe. Sin had destroyed the lovely Garden of Eden relationship that Adam and Eve had enjoyed with Creator God. Such a privileged relationship – life on earth in perfection! And then they lost it.
So God, in His grace and mercy established a “covenant of forgiveness”, a system of sacrifice whereby His followers could be forgiven.
But it was obvious that we on earth could not go on for all of eternity sacrificing lambs for that privilege of forgiveness of sins. What did God have in the works? It remained a mystery for centuries.
The revelation of the mystery
What was God’s plan? What was God planning to do eventually to seal the legal pact within His Courts – to guarantee His forgiveness for those who were following Him? What was His new plan of salvation for a rebellious world gone sinful. Not one creature in all of creation knew the answer.
It was a total mystery. And then, finally, according to His perfect timing, He revealed the answer:
For further study of the mystery of God’s plan of salvation (one link): Romans 16:25; Mark 4:11; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 55:8-9; 1 Corinthians 2:7; Ephesians 1:9; Ephesians 3:3,4,9; Ephesians 5:32; Ephesians 6:19; Colossians 1:26-27; Colossians 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:9,16; Revelation 10:7
The Mystery was Jesus dying for our salvation
The mystery of the Gospel has been revealed. By dying and rising from the dead… Jesus became the only door of entry into God’s Home Heaven. He died once, the perfect sacrifice. Jesus now is the Door through whom we find forgiveness.
7 So Jesus said again, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, I am [a]the Door for the sheep [leading to life]. 8 All who came before Me [as false messiahs and self-appointed leaders] are thieves and robbers, but the [true] sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security). – John 10:7-9
Through grace and sheer mercy, God sent His Son to earth to die on our behalf (John 3:16). Jesus, fully God and fully human, fulfilled all the requirements of Heaven to legally forgive us for our sins. All that remains for us – is to choose Him as our Lord and Savior… and follow Him. If you are not “following” Him, it is likely you are not saved.
If we accept His free gift of forgiveness with sincerity and truth, He has promised to forgive us, transform us into His children, and welcome us into His Gates. This is what God has going on for us here on planet earth. Have you given your life to Him? What’s holding you back?
The book of John records that Jesus said, “You must be born again.”
We know what Jesus believes
Jesus shared His worldview throughout the entire Bible. Yes, in the Old Testament also, since God inspired it, and Jesus is God, after all. So we know what Jesus believes. Just read the Bible with open eyes.
The “worldview” of Jesus is discernible by examining the Bible. Jesus’ quoted words are in the New Testament, but God also inspired the Old Testament, and, since Jesus is God – Jesus’ worldview is found throughout the whole Bible.
– Source: Are you one of the 18 percenters?
Then the question must be asked:
Is Jesus’ worldview – your worldview? Actually?
– Source: Is Jesus’ worldview your worldview?
God has prepared the way to go. Jesus said, “You must be born again.” Do you agree with Him? You can pray and He will hear you. Accept Jesus and you will be changed forever, made “a child of the King”, made a citizen of Heaven, forever.