This Bible study will give you an explanation about the meaning of the word in John 10:9 “I am the Door”.
I Am the Door – John 10: 9
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture (Jn 10:9).
I am the Door – Meaning and Reflection
When we talk about the door, we can say that it is also a typology of Christ in the Old Testament, such as the door of Noah’s ark and the Tabernacle Gate.
The first is a symbol of salvation and the second was a symbol of access and reconciliation with God.
The Gate of the Ark was the only access to be saved from the flood. This flood was a judgment of God for the wickedness of the world (Ge 6:5-7, 11-13).
For this reason, Noah preached to the ancestors that a judgment of God would come and the earth would be flooded, today the same thing also happens when the good news of salvation is preached on God’s judgment for the wickedness of the world. This is what the Lord speaks to us by his word (Acts 13:47; Mk 16:15; Is 26:21; Ro 2:5).
In those days the only access to enter the ark and be saved was the door of the Ark, in the same way today the only door to be saved is called Jesus Christ (Jn 3:16, 14: 6; Acts 4:12; Ro 5:8-10).
The Bible tells us that after Noah, his wife, his children, the women of his children and the animals entered, “God closed the door” (Ge 7:16). Therefore, only those who were inside the ark were saved (Ge 7:23).
The ark was also a typology of Christ, and only being in Christ and through faith Him, are we saved (Jn 3:16, 3:18, 5:24; Ro 5:1, 10:9).
On the other hand, the door in the Tabernacle was the only access to enter, no one could enter the Tabernacle if it did not pass through the Door before. This teaches us that no one can go to God without first knowing Christ. Therefore, the Bible shows us that Christ typifies the door as the only access to God (Jn 14:6: 1 Ti 2:5).
After the door was also the bronze altar, where the sinner delivered a pure and spotless lamb to be sacrificed. Like the door, the bronze altar and the Lamb are typologies of Christ, where you can understand the goodness of God towards us and the severity towards the victim. This represents the Lord’s sacrifice on the cross for our sins, to draw us closer to God and be justified by his blood (Rom 5:9; Eph 2:13; Col 1:14).
In conclusion, only Jesus Christ is the only access to God and through whom we can be saved, He is the way, the truth and the life, no one goes to God except through Him (Jn 14:6).
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5).