“If the devil comes knocking on a door you closed long ago, just call out, “Jesus! It’s for you!” – RJG On a Whim
I read the above excerpt from a journal of mine and got excited. The devil won’t stop knocking and will try to pick the lock or break in to that door you closed no matter how much you resist or ‘pretend you’re not home’ in hopes that he’ll go away.
But I love knowing that we can ask Jesus to answer that door. It’s like when I was a child and an uninvited person knocked or rang the doorbell. I wasn’t allowed to answer, and as I got older I didn’t want to answer, so we would usually ask my dad, the strongest and most intimidating person of the family, to answer just in case it was someone who meant us harm (we had faith that my dad could send a message that this house is off limits).
Spiritually, we have faith that Christ is the One who can open that door in response to Satan’s knocks and just send that incontrovertible message, “This child, this body, this person, this temple is off limits.”
So don’t be upset or anxious if a temptation or a closed door tries to open itself back up in your life. Go ahead and let Jesus take care of it.