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. Rev3:20
When we get this knock, there are four ways in which we respond to the HolySpirit.
#1 Not Opening
This is the kind of response that comes from those who know they are sinners. They have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal Savior, yet still refuse to open up to Him.
Now, it is not as if they have never been preached to, they have heard the knock, but have chosen to harden their hearts not to open up.
#2 Opening just the door to the sitting room
Now, there are some others who have accepted Christ, are born again children of God, but still continue in sin. Every minute, they are falling into one temptation or the other. They have refused to allow growth in their Christian lives.
These are the ones who are only Christians when they are at home on long breaks. In school, they are gang leaders. They are the people who they are Christians, yes, but their lifestyle still cannot peach to anyone. They have allowed Jesus in but have refused the Power of resurrection to work in them.
#3 Allowing Him into the bedroom, but not letting Him have His way.
For these set of people, they are like a girl who says she is a virgin and wants to get freaky with a guy. She allows the guy to play hanky-panky with every part of her body but refuses him access to her intimate part. Whereas, all the guy wants is that part!
Same thing we do with the HolySpirit. We let Him in, give Him access to every part except that one we hold dearly. That intimate part could be our sinful relationship, it could be that sinful addiction, or the issue of lying. We're like..
HolySpirit, You are free to take charge of every aspect, except this 🙅
Whereas, that is exactly what the HolySpirit is looking for. He wants to spread His love all around you. He wants to come all over you. He needs that intercourse because then and only then can you now refer to Him as your Lord
This is the kind of response, the last set of people give.
#4 Having the intercourse
These set of people are like people who walk into a river until the point where their feet no longer touches the ground and the Water takes over. They allow the HolySpirit to take full charge over their lives. They allow Him to lead and direct them in every single aspect of their lives and the difference is always outstanding!
Allow the HolySpirit have His way. Give Him the freedom of that intercourse, and trust me, you will never have any cause to regret!
I hope with this little write-up of mine, I have been able to convince you and not confuse you of the right response to give when the HolySpirit comes knocking... 💯🙌
Thanks for Reading!