As we walk with God, we are not always consistent in our behaviors. We go back and forth in the promises we believe. Our adversary tries to lead us into his lies in order to hinder us from walking in the perfect will of God. Guilt and condemnation may war in our souls and bring oppression and depression.
Jesus said He was the door. If anyone entered into the Kingdom by Him, they would be saved and would go in and out to find pasture. This in and out is an allusion of the sheep going in and out of the fold, not in and out of salvation. This relates to our exercises of faith, walking in His truth as we learn to walk in the spirit and not in the flesh. We come out of the fold when we go out of who we are in Christ and return to the flesh and our own righteousness. We come out when we walk by sight and not by faith. We come in and out this door; but praise God, this door never closes once we have entered in, Hallelujah!
We can shut all the doors the thief opens for us as he tries to lead us to destruction; because the Great Shepherd teaches us gently to remain in the fold. We do not go out as often as we used to. We are stronger and stronger in the power of Christ. What a blessing to be in Christ, to have a safe place to run to, to experience His protection, love and care from glory to glory!
John 10:9-10 “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”