Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
You often hear of this verse referring to sinners, but this statement was made to John in the letters Jesus had written to the churches, so it includes everyone. When you think of all the Jesus represents to us such as our healer, provider, victor, protector, deliverer, prince of peace, love itself, and so much more, if we want to experience all that He is we simply have to open the door. How do we open the door?
Faith is that door. You often hear people for example say that their faith healed them, but faith is not the healer, Jesus is the healer. They may say their faith is what delivered them, but faith is not the deliverer, Jesus is the deliverer. You see if we think our faith will heal us we leave out the Healer Himself and don’t realize faith is simply the door through which, when we open that door, the Healer will come in and share His healing power with us.
Smith Wiggelsworth, a man used mightily by God said, “Faith is just the open door through which the Lord comes. Do not say,
“I was healed by faith.” Faith does not save. God saves through that open door. Healing comes the same way. You believe, and the healing comes the same way. You believe, and the virtue of Christ comes. Healing is for the glory of God.” When we say our faith is the “what” of how we got healed or set free we take out the One who did the work who receives all the glory. Faith is needed for it is the door that opens the way for the Lord to come, but He is the One who does the work.