And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: thencame Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. (John 20:26 KJV)
They had shut the doors to ensure no one came in from outside. There were too many pressures, Jesus had just died and the memories of the cross were still fresh in their minds. They could be next on the line of death if they were not careful.
Jesus came in, the doors being shut and stood with them! What a glorious thing Jesus did on that day. If you only believe, you will see the glory of the Lord. He defied the power of locks and bolts. He defied doors and walked in! This is good news for you today. Ignore the doors that were locked as there is a capacity in you to walk through those doors as demonstrated by our Lord here. What we see the Master do we must also do. There are doors in your life that were stubbornly sealed; I want to emphasize today, WALK THROUGH THEM even in their state of closure! Don’t wait for the day they will open. That door of disease that bolted you away from your health, walk through it, that door of poverty that kept you in fear and confusion, walk through it!
On His arrival, Jesus announced peace. He is the Man of Peace who brings order where chaos reigned. He imposes tranquility in situations of pandemonium. He will calm your storm today because you are a believer in His capability. At one time the disciples were panicking in the boat because of the storm which had arisen and they woke Jesus up. He spoke, “Peace be still,” (Matt 4:39). His all potent words resulted in the wind ceasing and so great was the serenity resulting. Jesus asked them why they were so fearful lacking faith. The presence of faith thwarts fear and doubt. It will cause the believer to be confident even when the situation seems unforgiving.
March forward today because you can! Chin high, chest out and hands in your pocket! The walls ahead are just a mirage when measured against the Word of God. The closed doors are just passing shadows. You carry inside you the One who defied the doors and walls, showing up in a place where others were locked away.
I AM MARCHING FORWARD! I defy every door that has been keeping me away from God’s promises. I arise in the power of the Holy Spirit for great exploits.
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