There is something threatening about closed doors. We all face them. Sometimes a door is closed because we are intimidated by what it seems to be. It is almost as if it becomes bolted by our cold unbelief. Amos spoke of the courageous being so intimidated that “he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked…” (Amos 2:16).
On the other hand, the book of Acts exemplifies courage. The sight of a closed door should not frighten us, but be a challenge. “Build yourself up in the Lord, Joshua, for those walls shall tumble down. David, the armies shall flee. Daniel, the lions shall have closed jaws. Sampson, the victory is yours despite yourself.” “Galatians, who has mesmerised and ensnared you so that the Spirit is quenched and the movement of God in your midst is at a halt?” (Galatians 3:1, NAS).
A door was opened even on Patmos, giving John a vision of God’s throne. The doors on earth may close, but there is one that is never closed to the believer established in Christ. “After this I looked [keet looking in the right direction] and behold, a door was opened in heaven…” (Revelation 4:1).