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God opens doors and closes them

Paul put up with her distractions for a good while. The problem does not seem to be what she said, but rather the distraction she created by saying
it over and over again. Your email address will not be published. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have
not denied my name. There was a port there, and it may well be that they made port for the night, sailing on the next day to the Macedonian port
city of Neapolis. We choose the door we want, and if the results are rewarding God was there. Some people interpret opposition or
difficulties as an indication of a closed door. Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father
on his throne. He helps you to meet the spouse of your future, or the person who can give you a new job, or the neighbor who needs to know
Him. The way of escape for us will become a way of destruction for our enemies". In Jesus' name, Amen. But that was not what God had in mind.
How can you tell if God is the one opening the door? What he shuts no one will open. The Bible gives us some principles to help us discern if an
"open door" or opportunity is really from God:. May God grant us the perseverance to find those open doors, and the faith to enter them, by His
grace and to His glory. But I also don't want to take every opportunity that comes along, assuming it is from God's hand and has his blessings
attached. I know who you are - the Holy One of God! We should pray because God might open a door for the unbelieving world to see Him. But
God is mighty and loving and closed doors maybe for your good in this earth or not, but often God eventually establishes us out of His never-
ending faithfulness after we have suffered and been purified. I know your deeds; you have a reputation for being alive, yet you are dead. They
could easily escape under cover of darkness and in the panic of the moment. God had temporarily closed the door to Asia, and to Bithynia, but He
opened the door in Macedonia. If you have ever experienced a domino effect where one thing leads to another, you can understand the frustration
of multiple closed doors. Will you get in your car and go or would you rather stay yet in Baguio City? They could beat them, and then let them go,
just as they had done to Paul and Silas. There is an old story that I was fascinated with as a child. These are the words of the One who is holy and
true, who holds the key of David. I don't want to miss those open doors because I was afraid to walk through them. It may be puzzling for some to
hear what this demonized young woman constantly shouted as she followed Paul and the others:. For more on her books, ministry, or free
resources to strengthen your soul or marriage , see her website: His mighty strength and power will open doors so that no one can shut them again.
What stood out the most from it was when you said, " The doors that the Lord opens for us cannot be used by our enemies. Nor will he open a
door that would require personal compromise or disobedience in order for you to enter. Some people are tempted to give up at the first closed
door. God will open a door when you are willing to obey His call v. Somehow, God had prepared the heart of this jailer so that he was eager to
hear what Paul and Silas had to say. In our text, Luke chooses to focus on three different individuals: Jubilee Bible And the key of the house of
David I will lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and no one shall shut; and he shall shut, and no one shall open. Timothy was circumcised and
then taken along with Paul and Silas. God will eventually open the door. Verse 34 is fascinating and informative. Editor's Picks Redeem
Halloween: Did we mess up so much that God changed His mind and shut the door, stopping us dead in our tracks? This is clear from what
follows. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Add a note optional. They were greatly enraged, and so they laid hold of Paul and Silas and
dragged them to the city officials. But at what price? He will go before us and break down every hindrance and break down gates of bronze and
cut through bars of iron. Or consider Martin Luther King Jr. But these were the sounds of men rejoicing, not men singing some mournful dirge.
Douay-Rheims Bible I know thy works. Lydia, the seller of purple; the demon possessed slave girl who was a fortune teller; and the Philippian
jailer. Hi just wanted to correct your grammar.

Why God May Have Closed Doors In Your Life


They passed through the Galatian cities, delivering the decrees from the Jerusalem church leaders. Marriage Who is Jesus? Its not once or twice
that door has closed on me. When Satan rebelled against God, it was his foolish attempt to assume this exalted position as God Most High. By
believing on the Lord Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins and the gift of eternal life, we are saved. Paul put up with her distractions for a good
while. No doubt Paul and Silas were explaining the gospel as the jailer washed their wounds. He will often confirm or establish a matter by "two or
three witnesses" whether they be verses from the Word of God, advice from a pastor or well-respected person who is grounded in Scripture, or a
non-compromising circumstance that continues to present itself. One need only go to Christ. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept
my word and have not denied my name. This is clearly stated in Revelation 3: However, I discovered something very intriguing throughout the
process that I thought I might pass along. The fact was that Balaam could not curse the Israelites because God had blessed them. We need to pray
much that God would prepare the hearts of those whom we encounter, and that we would have the sensitivity to recognize these open doors and
take advantage of them. Often, they hurt, even cause lasting damage. When we face such situations we should allow the Lord to open these doors.
And so the first Gentile convert in Macedonia is a woman. During the night, an angel of the Lord opened the prison gates and instructed the two
apostles to go and preach publicly in the temple. But Paul would have none of this. Keep this one thing in mind no matter how closed the door
is, there is power and purpose in each and every closed door. He is the ultimate playmaker; He calls the shots; He leads and I follow. I know your
works: I think it was because they realized something really big had just happened. I don't want to miss those open doors because I was afraid to
walk through them. Can you imagine being incarcerated in that prison and hearing the sounds of singing echo through those stone corridors? Send
the author your thoughts about the article. This is clear from what follows. Yet at times, doors are closed because God in his sovereignty has a plan
that is greater than our own. What can we learn from it? The next morning there is news that I am a better candidate than others and I have fair
chances of succeeding. If you enjoyed this article and want to learn more about open and closed doors, I invite you to take the time to watch this
helpful and powerful message I preached on open and closed doors. And this made it possible for new Jewish converts to mature much more
quickly than a raw pagan, whose entire theological system had to be cast aside. She became, in effect, a heckler, whose presence was annoying,
to say the least. In fact, there are times in which a door seems closed, but the reality is that we have obstacles before us that hinder our entrance
into that door. View all Sermons by Rodelio Mallari. I seriously doubt that this slave girl intended to say what she did, but she was unable to say
anything else. There was nothing to keep these men in their cells. Darby Bible Translation And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his
shoulder; and he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. It is also evident in Acts Baker Books, , p. We are saved
by believing on Him, on the Lord Jesus Christ. New American Standard Bible "Then I will set the key of the house of David on his shoulder, When
he opens no one will shut, When he shuts no one will open. This would leave Paul and Silas and others who were Roman citizens the right to travel
freely among the churches in the empire. New Living Translation "I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can
close. Weymouth New Testament I know your doings. See, I have opened a door in front of you that no one can shut. So true, why do we fear?
Paul could go to a city and, in a short period of time, demonstrate that the Promised Messiah must be rejected, crucified, and then raised from the
dead. Treasury of Scripture I know your works: When he opens the door, no one can close it; when he closes the door, no one can open it. The
jailer seems to enter the story at this point. When God opens a door He will never cause you to compromise or contradict His Word. Prisons are
very noisy places, and I suspect that every word of every song was heard, not to mention the prayers these two joyfully offered up to their God.
He does not fail to claim his legal rights at the end of this chapter. Teach me to do Your will for you are my God and Your Spirit is good.
Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. The jailer took out his sword and
prepared to take his own life.

20 Encouraging Bible Verses About Doors


One can and should understand this from god opens doors and closes them theological point of view. International Standard Version "I'll place
on his shoulder the key to the house of Davidwhat he opens, no one will shut, and what he shuts, no one will open. Dont know what to do Its
like being left alone in the dessert island with no hope at all: Try resetting your password. We stayed in this city god opens doors and closes them
some days. God will open a door for us when we will allow Him to challenge our plans for our life v. About Open and Closed Doors For the near
future, our church has chosen to embrace these words from our Lord to the church at Philadelphia: Holman Christian Standard Bible I will place
the key of the House of David on his shoulder; what he opens, no one can close; what he closes, no one can open. One need only go to Christ.
The jailer took out his sword and prepared to take his own life. I trust that if you believe in God, our Father and Provider, you would know if what
you believe is right for you turns out not to be the right thing for you. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The
Bible gives us some principles to help us discern if an "open door" or opportunity is really from God:. What we need to remember is that God is
trustworthy and He has a reason god opens doors and closes them everything He does. When God opens a door for us we do not have to fear
whether anybody god opens doors and closes them close the door that God has opened for us. And i kind of frustated now. I am inclined to
think that Paul was not quick to confront the powers of hell. When Lydia came to faith, she promptly invited Paul and his colleagues to stay in her
home: I have been living this, very frustrating, very painful. Some people interpret opposition or difficulties as an indication of a closed door. It was
completed by more than twenty biblical scholars who worked directly from the best currently available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts. There
was no way on earth that these doors could be wide open unless the prisoners had escaped. If that doesn't god opens doors and closes them,
please contact our customer service team. Why god opens doors and closes them the pagan inmates remain behind? If our perspective is right,
if our trust is in the One who both opens and closes doors, and if we focus more on our relationship with Him and less on the door, we will see
every closed door as god opens doors and closes them opportunity to learn something about ourselves and our God. Why the Reformation
Matters Various Scriptures. Main Street, Richardson, TX The Lord does not want us to live in such fear and worry. Sometimes we have to just
accept that a door is closed and we may never know the reason. Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, god opens doors and
closes them whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Homeschool and Christian private school all in ONE! Add a note optional.
God grants us opportunities that are otherwise unaffordable with our meager resources, experience or knowledge. For you have a little power, and
have kept my word, and did not deny my name. Paul then had a vision by night to go to Macedonia. His opponents were certainly not in a
reasonable mood. All that was necessary as though this was not a miraculous thing see 2 Corinthians 3 and 4 was to show that Jesus was the
Promised Messiah. Day after day I sat teaching in the temple courts, yet you did not arrest me? Having trouble logging into your account? They
could beat them, and then let them go, just as they had done to Paul and Silas. These are the words of the One who is holy and true, who holds the
key of David. She brought her owners a great profit by fortune-telling. I know your works: And whoever continues to knock will have the door
opened for them. It may be puzzling for some to hear what this demonized young woman constantly shouted as she followed Paul and the others:
When Satan rebelled against God, it was his foolish attempt to assume this exalted position as God Most High. Every time I try, I try with sincerity
and dedication. Paul and Silas did not hastily leave town either. The answer goes somewhat beyond the question. In fact, there are times in which a
door seems closed, but the reality is that we have obstacles before us that hinder our entrance into that door. I know that you have but little power,
and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. Or consider Martin Luther King Jr. New International Version I know your deeds.
But should we not be careful when we do so? What can we learn from it? We know that the beatings inflicted on Paul and Silas were illegal. For
you have only a little strength, yet you have kept My word and have not denied My name. See, I have placed before you an open door, which no
one can shut. I have never been a person that gives up but I am really becoming weaker and weaker every time I get back up. They were the only
church to support Paul financially after Paul departed from Macedonia Philippians 4: The Lord will show you the way. Berean Study Bible I know
your deeds. It would have taken him only a moment to realize what had happened and to comprehend the magnitude of this crisis for him
personally. He is not a cruel Father that should allow us to choose the wrong path out of spite. I will make them come and bow down at your feet,
and they will know that I love you. If you have ever experienced a domino effect where one thing leads to another, you can understand the
frustration of multiple closed doors. Sharing a common faith seems to be expressed by sharing a common meal. They were frightened when they
heard Paul and Silas were Roman citizens 39 and came and apologized to them.

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