Windows are for the passage of light. Is light shining from you? Do people see Jesus through you?
Text for Today – Malachi 3:10 – Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
In John 10, Jesus spoke very clearly stating that He is the door to the sheep fold. As we study the Scriptures, it becomes evident to us that doors are passageways for living beings; that is to say, Jesus is the doorway by which you and I have entered into the kingdom of God, having been made recipients of eternal life through the redemptive work of our Lord.
However, as we study the Scriptures, we not only see a door to the kingdom of God, but we also see windows. Our Text for Today speaks of those windows. Look closely at our Text for Today. This passage declares that God will open the windows of heaven, but more than that, it declares that YOU are the windows. Look closely: “…if I will not open you the windows of heaven…” I know this may sound a bit strange, but think for a moment. What is the purpose of a window? It is NOT an entry point through which anyone comes, unless he is a thief. Rather, it is a point through which light flows, either for in-flow or out-flow. Since Jesus is the light of the kingdom of God, then the window would be for the out-flow of that light. Windows are also intended for air flow, once again, either inward or outward. We certainly don’t need the winds of doctrine of the world flowing inward, but we do need a means whereby the wind of the Spirit can flow outward.
Well, my friend, what are you? Are you the light of the world, and a passage through which the Word, going out from you and entering into the world, brings light? Are you a voice for the Lord that gives liberty to Holy Ghost to flow freely as He chooses? The world cannot get to God through you, but it can see God through you. But seeing God through you will help give them direction to Jesus, the Door.
Now here’s the point; windows need walls. And what do I mean by that? We need one another, as lively stones, built up together as the body of Christ, supporting one another, standing by one another, encouraging one another, and joining our faith to one another. None of us can do it alone. A window is only part of a wall, the wall having a protective and supportive function for the window, but more specifically, the whole house. Each of us is a window in that we should all be witnesses. At the same time, each of us is a living stone in the building called the Church, and we need one another.
Manna for Today – John 10:1-18; 1 Peter 2:5; Ezekiel 13