Congrats! You crossed over to 2012. This year, to receive all that the Lord has promised, you and I have to acces the gate of heaven. Genesis 28 Vs 10 – 22 tells of Jacob’s dream where he saw a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached up to heaven. In the dream, God appeared to Jacob and gave him some promises. When Jacob woke up, the bible records he was afraid, and said, “how dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”
What is the gate of Heaven?
- The point or spot where a spiritual ladder takes men from the earth to heaven
- The access into the throne room of Grace; the dwelling of the most high God
- The contact between the spiritual and the physical
- The entrance between heaven and earth
- A place where heavenly beings descend and ascend from heaven to earth
- An altar where heaven and earth communicate
- A place where God talks to men audibly in a clear voice
- A point where earthly beings are either given or denied access to heaven
- A place where heavenly vision is poured upon mankind
- A place where the agenda of God for a man’s life is given to him
- A place where what you will be in life is revealed to you
- A place where the master plan of your life is handed over to you
- A place where your future is ascertained
- A place that enables you to see into your future while still in the present
- A necessary access point to the heavens
Don’t be surprised that it is also at this juncture that the forces of darkness waylay the blessings and the visions of men. Because evil forces know the significance of the gate of heaven; they often make sure that an evil traffic warden is stationed on the way to the gate, to deny men access to their breakthroughs and visions in life. This is the part of the reasons why men die without fulfilling their mission in life; because the enemy has succeeded in cutting them off, from access to divine vision that could have established the mandate of God for their lives. This is the reason why you need to cry to heaven to show you the visions of God for your life and at the same time, ask the thunder of God to remove any power that is blocking the vision of God for your life. The aim and objective of vision blocking powers, is to make sure that the divine purpose of God in a man’s life is not established and that is why you cannot afford to joke with such powers.
In Daniel 10:12, we can see a similar scenario to what happened to Jacob that night at Bethel. Daniel too wanted a vision from heaven; the bible says “from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand”. He wanted to hear from heaven; he wanted God to tell him what will happen; he was expecting an angel to descend from the throne of grace, but a vision blocker; a breakthrough inhibitor, intercepted the means of communication; the evil prince blocked the messenger of good news.
- You must be a friend of God. A friend of God is a prophet of God, a man or woman whom God has deemed fit to have access to His throne room of grace
- The spirit of God must be in you
- Your spiritual eyes must be opened to see the vision of heaven; there is no blind man that can see what a man that has sight can see. A lot of people, even though their physical eyes are opened, their spirituals have been closed due to sin so they have become spiritually blind
- You must be able to hear the voice of God. Even though God is talking, most people cannot hear Him because they have become deafened by the cares of this world
- You must be pure and holy
What can prevent you from accessing the gate of heaven?
- Lack of faith
- Being a lover of the world rather than a lover of God
- Physical and spiritual errors
- Careless living
What happens when you are denied access to the gate of Heaven?
- There will be no dreams/visions
- People will begin to perish due to lack of divine knowledge
- The people will not have a clue about what the future holds for them
- Mistakes and errors that bring calamity and disaster will be almost unavoidable
- The heavens of sure a man or woman will be quiet; no information
- Communication will cease between man and the throne of grace
- There will be no angelic visitation
- Demonic rumor will take over the atmosphere
- Men and women will begin to gamble with their lives
- There will be confusion
- Men and women will continually embark upon unprofitable journeys that will waste their destiny
- Men and women will end up in enterprises that are completely out of the plan of God for their lives; unprofitable ventures
How can you regain access to the gate of Heaven?
- Repent from known and unknown sins
- Repair your relationship with Jesus
- To receive you must ask; so learn how to ask
- Don’t play with your access key; and prayer is the key
- Douse yourself continually with the fire of God
Remember, Revelations 3: 7 – 8 says “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” The door of 2012 is already open. So what are you still waitng for? Happy climbing.
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