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The Doctrine of the Open Door. The Open Doors Provided by God in Time of Disaster.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Point 10. The Mechanics of the Open Doors.

Eight Different Ways or Mechanics That God Will Use to Direct and Guide the Believer to the Open Doors from Heaven.

Prayer, COL 4:3.
b. Objective thinking of B.D., ACT 11:6.
c. The Word of God,
ACT 11:7-10.
d. Providential circumstances e.g. the people we meet,
ACT 11:11.

e. The ministry of the Holy Spirit; ACT 11:12.
f. Guidance through comparison of scripture; ACT 11:13-15.
g. Remembering doctrines you have been taught, ACT 11:16.
h. Disaster.

You think you have problems.

In JER 31:15-17, we noted how many of the Jewish people were taken into slavery or slain.

Even though they had forsaken him, He still had not forsaken them.
2TI 2:13, If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself.

Rachal refers to the mothers of the children of Israel weeping for her children, because they were being massacred.

“Your work” refers to believers who were caught up in the disaster (and many had been).
Principle: Even though they have gone through literal hell they are still alive which means God still has a plan for their lives.
“Your work” refers to being alive in shock - this by the way was prophecy - it didn’t happen until 10 years after Jerusalem.

One of these young men was a boy by the name of Ezra. (Maybe in his early teens). He had seen all this suffering and Psa 119 is his story, he had seen all these disasters and came through and survived by way of the Word of God.

An acrostic is a poem or series of lines in which certain letters, usually the first in each line, form a name, or a motto, or a message when read in sequence.

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