I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept My Word and have not denied My name. Revelation 3:8, NIV
And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David. He shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. Isaiah 22:22, ESV
This is what The LORD says – he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters… Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:16-19, NIV
Trust in The LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV
For it is God Who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:13, ESV
I am The Door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. John 10:9, ESV
After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in Heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this. Revelation 4:1, ESV
Open Doors and Closed Doors by God ~ Two Sets of Examples
Examples of Open Doors in the Bible
For a wide door for effective work has opened to me… 1 Corinthians 16:9, ESV
When I came to the city of Troas to preach the Good News of Christ, the Lord opened a door of opportunity for me. 2 Corinthians 2:12, NLT
Examples of Closed Doors in the Bible
Next Paul and Silas traveled through the area of Phrygia and Galatia, because The Holy Spirit had prevented them from preaching The Word in the province of Asia at that time. Then coming to the borders of Mysia, they headed north for the province of Bithynia, but again The Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to go there. Acts 16:6-7, NLT
Open Doors and Closed Doors by God ~ Encouraging Thoughts:
There are some doors which lead into ways that are not right for us, even though we may not initially realize it. An open door may look like a blessing at first glance, but God Knows what is on the other side.
And we pray:
Thank You God, for opening the right doors for me, and for closing the wrong doors for me. When You open a door, please help me to recognize the open doors of blessings, opportunities, mercy and grace, and help me to confidently go through with no fear, knowing that You will always make a way! Your Essence sees my going out and coming in. Father, You Know every Word before I say it, Hallelujah. Direct me LORD, I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
When You close a door for my own good, please help me not to be fixated on this closed door, but to be committed to fixing my eyes on Jesus, and to be thankful that You are looking out for me! Amen.
Look around; find the favor connections in your life. Don’t be jealous because they have more; don’t be intimidated because they’re further along. Celebrate them, honor them, cheer them on. If you’ll do this, I believe and declare in Jesus’ name, because you’re connected to favor, new doors are going to open, new opportunities, new levels. You’re going to rise higher, accomplish dreams, and reach the fullness of your destiny in Christ, Amen.