Open Doors

Open Doors

2 Cor. 2:12  

Doors:  Opportunity or Temptation?  Invitation? Good or Bad?                                    

God opens Doors   2 Cor. 2:12,  Col. 4:1-4,  Acts 14:23-28 

Satan opens Doors   Gen. 3:5-7  they were warned Gen 2:16-17

                                   Gen 4:7  Sin lieth at the door   (first use) 

God and Satan close Doors    Gen 3:23-24 Garden of Eden

                                  Job 1:8   God Brags on Job –Gives Satan Permission                                                                                    


  1. You have been warned—God’s Word

     A. Rev. 12:9   Satan is a Deceiver

     B. 1 John 2:16 the things in this world

                  The Devil, the World, and the Flesh

     C. Luke 4    Satan opened doors for Jesus   Verse 1  lead by the Spirit (God) to temptation

          1. Verse 3 Lust of the flesh

          2. Verse 5 Lust of the eyes

          3. Verse 9 Pride of life   1 Peter 5:6-8 devil is seeking  

  1. Seek wise counsel    Adam and Eve didn’t
    1. Proverbs 11:14  Safety
    2. Proverbs 15:22  Established
    3. Seek God’s direction 

                                Rom. 8:14 lead by the Spirit                          

                                 Jn 16:13 H. S. guides you                        

                                Acts 16:6 Forbidden by the Spirit

                               Acts 20: 22-23 Paul going to Jerusalem- Noble Cause

                                Acts 21:4 Warned again

                                Acts 21:10-13 Agabus warned again

                                Lost two years of ministry  

  1. Will God get the Glory?
    1. For the decision?  Yes, if based on God’s Wisdom
    2. For the results?  Yes, with thanksgiving and testimony
    3. Vain Glory  Gal. 5:6 
    4. Prov. 25:27  Not Glory  
  2. Do you have Peace with the door?

          a.   Phil. 4:6-7  & 9