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2 DOORS allow passageway –from one room to another –from one environment to another prohibit passageway are an intricate part of the real world imagine a world without doors

3 Bible Doors? since doors are a very real part of our lives, it is only natural that the Bible mentions various kinds of doorways some need opened some need shut

4 The Door To Sin (Gen. 4:3-7) 3 ¶ And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD. 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering, 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. 6 ¶ So the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 "If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it."

5 The Door of Sin How could Cain rule over sin? –by doing well? How could Cain do well? –by emulating his brother’s example –offering the prescribed sacrifice

6 Hebrews 11:4 Abel’s sacrifice was offered by faith (cf. Rom. 10:17) through “which” he obtained witness of being “righteous” (cf. Matt. 23:35) God testified of it By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.

7 Cain Could Have Been Restored and Forgiven If He Would Do Well— OBEY!

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9 oah’s Ark “You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.” (Gen. 6:16) 1 DOOR ENTRANCE

10 Compare the Door To The Sheepfold (Jn. 10:1-10) one sheepfold one door (entrance) one shepherd

11 God provided one door thieves sought other entrances no thief can enter heaven (1 Cor. 6:9-10) those who enter by the right door find salvation D O O R (Jn. 10:1, 9)

12 W A Y INTO CHRIST GOD HAS PROVIDED WATER BAPTISM AS THE WAY INTO CHRIST “FOR AS MANY OF YOU AS WERE BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST HAVE PUT ON CHRIST” (GAL. 3:27)

13 W A Y INTO CHRIST GOD HAS PROVIDED WATER BAPTISM AS THE WAY INTO CHRIST “Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?” (ROM. 6:3)

14 OHN 10:9 “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.”

15 So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the LORD shut him in.

16 When God Shuts The Door No one can open it Everyone’s destiny is sealed There is no hope for sinners

17 WARNING AGAINST ENTERING THE WRONG WAY (LK. 13:23-28) –QUESTION: FEW SAVED (v. 23)? –ANSWER: STRIVE TO ENTER THROUGH THE NARROW GATE MANY SEEK (i.e., are religious) BUT DO NOT ENTER JESUS KNOWS NONE OF THOSE WHO TAKE AN ALTERNATIVE WAY

18 WARNING AGAINST ENTERING AT THE WRONG TIME (MATT. 25:1-13) –TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE: WISE GET PREPARED TODAY FOOLISH ARE SLOW TO PREPARE AND ARE OVERTAKEN

19 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. WRONG TIMING FOR FOOLS

20 2 Corinthians 6:2 “For He says: ‘In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.’ Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”

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22 passover lamb –excludes all other animals blood must be applied to lentil and posts –excludes all other parts of a house no one shall go out of the door of house until morning Exodus 12

23 blood of the lamb warning of the word works of faith—application of the blood to prescribed areas

24 blood alone word alone faith alone “By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them” (Hebrews 11:28)

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26 JESUS CHRIST IS THE LAMB OF GOD (Jn. 1:29) IS OUR PASSOVER (1 Cor. 5:7) –SHED HIS BLOOD FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS (Matt. 26:28) –SHED HIS BLOOD IN HIS DEATH (Jn. 19:33-34)

27 WORLD (Our Passover) In Christ’s Death ROM. 6:3 BLOOD SHED (REMISSION OF SINS) ENEMIES WITH GOD (ROM. 5:9, 10) MEN THE WHEN

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29 DOOR OF HOPE 14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Will bring her into the wilderness, And speak comfort to her. 15 I will give her her vineyards from there, And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; She shall sing there, As in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt. HOSEA 2:14, 15

30 CONTEXT ISRAEL HAD BECOME ADULTEROUS WITH HER IDOLS AND HAD FORGOTTEN THE LORD (2:1-13) GOD WAS GOING TO ALLURE HER INTO THE WILDERNESS (2:14, 15) SHE WOULD BE BETROTHED TO THE LORD IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, JUSTICE, LOVINGKINDNESS, MERCY AND FAITHFULNESS (2:16-23)

31 Valley of Achor as a Door of Hope RELEVANCE IS NOT THE LOCATION BUT THE EVENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOCATION –ACHAN HAD TROUBLED ISRAEL BY TAKING ACCURSED THINGS (Josh. 7) –36 MEN HAD LOST THEIR LIVES (v. 5) –“CANNOT STAND BEFORE YOUR ENEMIES UNTIL YOU TAKE AWAY THE ACCURSED THING FROM AMONG YOU” (v. 13)

32 ACHAN’S TRESPASS WAS FOUND OUT (v. 18ff) CHILDREN OF ISRAEL CUT OFF THE WICKED PERSON –STONED –BURNED WITH FIRE (v. 25) Valley of Achor as a Door of Hope

33 “Then they raised over him a great heap of stones, still there to this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of His anger. Therefore the name of that place has been called the Valley of Achor {Literally Trouble} to this day” (Josh. 7:26)

34 GOD WAS GOING TO GIVE A DOOR OF HOPE FOR THE VALLEY OF ACHOR (TROUBLE) AS ISRAEL PUT AWAY THE ACCURSED THINGS IN JOSHUA’S DAY, SO SHE WILL PUT AWAY ALL THE IDOLATRIES (ESP. IN JESUS’ DAY) Valley of Achor as a Door of Hope

35 THE DOOR OF HOPE IN THE CHURCH! THE HOSEA PROPHESY POINTS ULTIMATELY TO THE CHURCH! –CALL THE LORD HUSBAND (2:16) –MAKE COVENANT (2:18) –BETROTHED TO THE LORD FOREVER (2:19) –GENTILES WOULD BE OF THIS BRIDE (2:23)

36 ROMANS 9: even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? 25 As He says also in Hosea: "I will call them My people, who were not My people, And her beloved, who was not beloved." 26 "And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ There they shall be called sons of the living God."

37 ISAIAH Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, And the Valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down, For My people who have sought Me. 11 ¶ "But you are those who forsake the LORD, Who forget My holy mountain, Who prepare a table for Gad, {Literally Troop or Fortune, a pagan deity} And who furnish a drink offering for Meni. {Literally Number or Destiny, a pagan deity}

38 ISAIAH Therefore I will number you for the sword, And you shall all bow down to the slaughter; Because, when I called, you did not answer; When I spoke, you did not hear, But did evil before My eyes, And chose that in which I do not delight." 13 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, My servants shall eat, But you shall be hungry; Behold, My servants shall drink, But you shall be thirsty; Behold, My servants shall rejoice, But you shall be ashamed;

39 ISAIAH Behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart, But you shall cry for sorrow of heart, And wail for grief of spirit. 15 You shall leave your name as a curse to My chosen; For the Lord GOD will slay you, And call His servants by another name

40 The Door of Hope is Found in Being A Christian !

41 2 The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the LORD will name. 3 You shall also be a crown of glory In the hand of the LORD, And a royal diadem In the hand of your God. 4 You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; But you shall be called Hephzibah, {Literally My Delight Is in Her} and your land Beulah; {Literally Married} For the LORD delights in you, And your land shall be married. 5 For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your sons marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you. (ISAIAH 62:2-5)

42 CHRISTIAN “And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch” (ACTS 11:26)

43 CHRISTIAN “Yet if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but under that name let him glorify God.” (1 PETER 4:16, RSV)

44 THERE IS NO “HOPE” REMAINING OUTSIDE THE CHURCH! LIKE BEING OUTSIDE THE ARK WHEN NOAH AND FAMILY ENTERED LIKE BEING OUTSIDE THE HOUSE WHEN THE DESTROYER WENT THROUGH EGYPT

45 SHUT THE DOOR TO SIN! –ENTER THE DOOR TO THE NT ARK! APPLY THE BLOOD OF OUR PASSOVER! –ENTER THE BLESSED DOOR OF HOPE!


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