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"If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture."

Reentering the world as a disciple of Jesus Christ delivers us from the consequences of sin. All form of oppression and sickness has been defeated on the Cross. All the chaos loosed on the earth, including death, has no grip on us, as even our bodies will be raised from the grave should Jesus tarry.

A second benefit of being a new creation in Christ is to have access. Jesus gives us keys to come and go wherever we need to go. In other words, we have authority to do anything and go anywhere the Lord would have us.

A third blessing of walking with Christ is finding pasture. We are given rest and fullness, abundance and peace. The Lord our shepherd leads and guides us into all we need to keep us healthy in Him. This is an abundant life.

Again, all of this is possible, because we have entered into Christ. He is the Door to eternal life in this life and in the next. So having entered the doorway shouldn't we explore the Kingdom of God that our Lord Jesus paid His life to give us?

We don't live in the doorway of our own home. How much more does our Heavenly Father want us to walk with Him past the entry point of our relationship with Christ. He wants us to experience all the salvation, authority, and provision there is to discover: the riches of Christ, an eternal life!

Father, Jesus came and gave abundant life. Lord, show us how to receive all that you want us to receive, guide us by your Holy Spirit as we go, and grant us the faith to walk with wisdom under the mighty hand of God. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Scriptural Context

John 10:7-10 Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. (8) All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. (9) I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. (10) The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.