By Johnie Edwards
The word “door” can be found about 173 times in the Bible. It is a study worth our time as it points out some valuable truths to us. Thus, we take a look at some doors of the Bible:
l. The Ark Door. When God gave Noah the “fashion” for the building of the ark, He said, “. . . and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof ” (Gen. 6:15-16). The ark door became the means of entrance into the ark from the flood-waters. After the ark was finished, the Bible says that “. . . the Lord shut him in” (Gen. 7:l6).
2. An Open Door. Even in the midst of many adversaries Paul was always looking for an open door to be able to teach others. He told the Corinthians, “But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries” (1 Cor. l6:9). He further wrote, “Furthermore, when I came to Troas, to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord” (2 Cor. 2:12). Every child of God ought to be looking for an open door or a door of opportunity to make people aware of the saving gospel of our Lord (2 Tim. 2:2; 1 Tim. 4:16).
3. Door Of Salvation. John recorded, “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” (Rev. 3:20). Jesus said, “I am the door” by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved . . .” (John l0:9). If we expect to be saved, we must come through the Christ-door if we expect to reach the Father (John 14:6).
4. Heaven’s Door. John said, “. . . I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven” (Rev. 4:l). Stephen of Acts 7:56 also saw heaven opened.