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Gatekeepers – Accessing the Gates of Heaven

Do you know that you have full access to the Presence of the Lord Jesus?

The way has been made for us to enter his presence by his blood. Access is immediately granted when you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

It may surprise you to know that God wants an audience with you. Yes! I am talking to you. He wants to talk with you. The Living God wants to fellowship regularly with His children.

On Sunday, April 28, 2014 the Lord said to me:

You are the gatekeepers to my Presence. I provide 24/7 access. That is 24 hours access, seven days per week, but you decide when to enter.

His will is that we are in His presence continuously (Psalm 24:7-8).  Yes you heard right. The Creator of the universe wants an audience with you. He wants to talk with you. He wants to share secrets with you. He wants to reveal Himself in a mighty way to you.

But you must make this happen. He has already made the way. Jesus said ‘I go to prepare a place that where I am you may be also’.  Sadly we have been taught by religion that access is only granted when we die. It is time to stop singing those sad songs about waiting to experience the joy of the Lord when we get over to the others side. Why wait! You may be filled with it now.

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:11 Amplified Bible Classic

The Bible proves that it is possible to have an close relationship with God. In the book of beginnings, Genesis, we are provided with countless examples of men walking closely with God. In one instance there was a man that dwelt in constant communion with God. For 350 years they were best friends. His name was Enoch. After a while the Lord said ‘Let’s make this permanent. Just come up here!‘ Swoosh! In a moment he changed worlds (Genesis 5:24). Paul had so many heavenly encounters that he longed to be in heaven. He told the people, “listen I am between two places. I would prefer to go but it is better for your sake that I stay” (Philippians 1:23-26). Isn’t that a very interesting statement to make? He had the option of staying or going. It sounds like Jesus who said, “no man takes my life. I lay it down.” That’s commanding power! Authority that comes from being connected to your source.

But we must create the environment (atmosphere) for His presence to operate. The presence of God (Holy Spirit) flows when we turn our hearts to worship and seeking the Lord.  It is not a prolonged ritual but a shifting of the mind and heart to focus on the glory of His presence while expecting to hear from the Lord. (see Psalm 100:1-4; Psalm 95:2)

We initiate the communication process.  A true heart of worship gives us immediate access to the throne of God (Psalm 100).

We must be aware of the changes that occur before we get into His presence. This enables us to repeat the process immediately by subconsciously and consciously shifting our internal atmosphere (mind, soul and heart) to one that anticipates and welcomes His presence.

Scriptural References

Genesis 5:24

And Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him].

Philippians 1:23-26

23 But I am hard pressed between the two. My yearning desire is to depart (to be free of this world, to set forth) and be with Christ, for that is far, far better;

24 But to remain in my body is more needful and essential for your sake.

25 Since I am convinced of this, I know that I shall remain and stay by you all, to promote your progress and joy in believing,

26 So that in me you may have abundant cause for exultation and glorying in Christ Jesus, through my coming to you again.

Psalm 24:7-10 (NKJV)
7 Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.

8 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.

9 Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the King of glory. Selah

Psalm 100 (NKJV)
A Song of Praise for the Lord’s Faithfulness to His People
A Psalm of Thanksgiving.

100 Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.

3 Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

5 For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.

Psalm 93:1 (NKJV)
The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The Lord is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength. Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved.

Psalm 95:2
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

Psalm 96:2
Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.

Psalm 116:17
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD.

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