The Bible is a book about gates opening to allow certain things to begin to manifest. The greatest gate to open is salvation.
“And God will open wide the gates of Heaven for you to enter into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:11 TLB)
When entering these gates, something mysterious happens that is only understood by those who experience it. This is not an experience just for the privileged few but for everyone who comes.
The day that I crossed over into the new life that comes only through Jesus, it was as if a metamorphosis took place. I was transformed from a life of misery, death and fear into a life of renewal, peace, joy and hope. The gate that opened to me was not a natural gate but a spiritual one. As I walked through it, the life-giving Spirit entered into me and all things started to become new.
Jesus wants to so possess your life that you will not even recognize your former days.
“I Am the Gate”
“Therefore Jesus said again, ‘Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.'” (John 10:7-10 NIV)
Before Christ there was no abundance of life. We were like prisoners in chains. Even if we had success in this world it came with limitations. In Christ we are set free to be who we were always meant to be. We can have abundance in every way. Jesus wants to set you free from misery, depression, addictions, poverty and sickness. Whatever chain is on your life, the way out is provided by Jesus.
Jesus is the gate to eternal and abundant life. In the passage above it says, “WHOEVER ENTERS THROUGH ME.” Whoever is you and me. Whoever is any person who comes to Him, no matter what sex, race or culture. Whoever turns to Jesus will experience the blessings of Christ.
I have ministered around the world, and I had an incredible experience in India. I had the opportunity to minister to people from different religions. Many needed healing and received healing in the name of Jesus. Many Hindus possessed of devils came to us, and as we prayed they were set free. The gate to life opened for them so that they no longer wrestled with generational spirits tied to their blood but they were set free.
All who come to Jesus will be delivered. The gate will open to them. The gate represents freedom in the heart. It is wholeness in the mind. It is freedom from fear and addiction. Many people who have been bound by drugs and alcohol, when they turn to Jesus with their entire beings, are set free instantly. Jesus enters into them, and the peace that they were looking for through those narcotics is, instead, found in the living God.
Don’t Settle for Less
Jesus is the GATE BEAUTIFUL. All who come through Him enter into wonderful blessings. The blessings of eternal life in Him are amazing, but the blessings are not something we have to wait for after we die. Too many Christians accept limitations in this life; they could have had so much more but settle for less.
I had a dream recently, and I saw how God wanted to release incredible blessings into the earth realm. He wanted the people of God to rise up and establish greatness in the earth. God wants you to be rich in many ways, but the spirit of poverty is so strong that many Christians live beneath where God wants them to be. They were born for greatness but instead they allow fear to stop them from entering into the great things that God has in store for them.
It’s Time to Soar!
In generations past, some of the greatest companies and ideas flowed out of the hearts of Christian people. It is time for this to happen again. God wants to birth great things through your life. Let your imagination soar in Christ!
I declare that your imagination is being redeemed, and that God is about to speak things which seem impossible but with His help will become possible, because nothing is impossible with Him (Luke 1:37).
I also declare that the voice of the enemy is being drowned out in your life and that you will not fear. God has opened and is opening up the gates before you, starting with salvation in Christ, but you will walk through every gate of blessing. Nothing will stop you. No devil will stop you. Man will not stop you. You will rise into the exact place that God has in store for you, and you will testify of the great things that God has done!