There’s a time for everything under heaven. There’s a time to “ask, seek, and knock” as Jesus said. Some say we should KEEP asking, KEEP seeking, KEEP knocking. But for some reason, that does not sit right with me, and here’s why: It is written in Matthew 7:7-8,
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Did you notice what it says in verse 8? Let me say it again: for EVERY ONE that asks, receives, and he that seeks, finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened. Many seem to be asking and asking, What happened here? And they keep asking everyone they know. I’ll tell you what happened: JESUS AROSE FROM THE DEAD, JUST LIKE HE SAID HE WOULD. So, go seek Him, for it is written if you seek Him, you WILL find Him. What then? Knock on His door. Then what? He says, “The door is OPEN, come on in!”

But some just won’t believe He rose from the dead, and keep asking, How can this be? Hey, I don’t know HOW, but He did, and that’s all I need to know. So I went to find Him, and I found Him, just like He said I would. Knocked on the door, He invited me in, and I WENT IN! I didn’t go around asking everyone “what happened”, or try to reason what happened. When I found Him, I had no reason to keep running around TRYING to find Him, and when He invited me in, I saw no reason to keep knocking on His door. Man, when you have found Him, there’s nowhere else to keep looking, you’ve found the treasure you’ve been looking for.

When you go and knock on someone’s door, and they say, “Come on in”, do you stand there and keep knocking? Apparently some do, because that’s what they’ve been taught, and that’s why they never get past the door, they just keep knocking and knocking, until they have bloody knuckles. And if you never go in, you never get to partake of what’s inside.

It is written in John 20:1-8,
1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

As near as I can tell, that “other disciple” who got to the tomb first, but didn’t go in, was John. Then Peter got there, went in, and saw. Afterwards, John went in, and saw and believed. That tells me that until John saw for himself, he didn’t believe either. What I take away from this passage of scripture is, you must “GO IN AND SEE AND BELIEVE FOR YOURSELF”. Far too many are still standing at the door asking, seeking, and knocking, but haven’t yet gone in, so they’re in a FAR different place than I’m in. I’ve been “in, and saw, and believed”. That’s not knocking those who haven’t “gone in”, but sadly, many of those who haven’t yet gone in, are quick to criticize those who have, to the point of spouting doubt and unbelief, and actually driving away others who are seeking to enter in.

Jesus himself had a word or two to say about that. It is written in Matthew 23:13, “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.”

Those are some pretty stout words! Especially coming from One so full of love and compassion! And there’s still a lot of that going on today, and the LORD isn’t very happy about it. Here He has suffered unimaginable agony for us in order to pay our sin debt, took beatings upon His body for our healing, and yet there are those who say, “It isn’t always God’s will to heal.” Well, if that is true, then it isn’t always God’s will to save, either. And yet it is written in 2 Peter 3:9, The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

WHY COULD IT BE SAID IT ISN’T ALWAYS GOD’S WILL TO SAVE? Well, it is written in Luke 13:23-29,
23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.

We know by 2 Peter 3:9 it is NOT God’s will that any be lost, but yet, He gave us “free choice”, and by that WE determine if we will be lost, or saved. God already made salvation possible for ALL, yet we can clearly see in today’s world, all are not saved, and all are not healed. God made salvation and healing available, but WE must choose to seize it, to lay hands upon it and not turn loose of it for any reason.

Indeed, God has paid in full for our healing and salvation. PAID. IN. FULL. by the blood of Christ Jesus, Y’shua Messiah.  There’s nothing we can add to make it so, except to believe and receive.

It’s really up to each one of us as individuals whether we will accept God’s generous and passionate invitation to “come on in”, or to continue standing at the door “asking, seeking, and knocking”. To continue knocking after the LORD says “the door is open”, is to miss out on everything inside. To continue knocking after that is telling God that you don’t care that the door is open, you don’t care that He said, “Come in”, you’re going to stand there and knock anyway, because that’s YOUR will, and you don’t care what HIS will is. And then telling others that the door is not really open to all, is adding insult to injury. That is NOT a good place to be!

So, don’t be a scribe or Pharisee, run to the door, knock, and Jesus will say COME ON IN, THE DOOR IS OPEN! That’s your cue…..COME IN, you’ll love it in here!