The Gates Are Spiritual by Bishop Dr. S.I Okelezoh

Scriptural Reference
Proverbs 8:32-36
Genesis 28:1-5
Genesis 28:10-21
1 Corinthians 2:14-16
John 10:1


“Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.”
Proverb 8: 34-35

The theme of this Rehoboth Women Intercessory Fellowship is ‘Waiting at The Gate’. In the theme, the word ‘The Gate’ means that there are many gates but we are considered about the gate which of God. The gate of the Lord is not physical but a spiritual gate.“And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it”
Genesis 28:12.
“And 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”
Genesis 28:17.

There are spiritual gate installed in the physical but cannot be seen with man’s bare eyes. It takes the grace of God and the complete obedience of His commandment to pass through His gate. For you to obtain blessings from Heaven, you must be filled with the Spirit of God because the gate to Heaven is spiritual.
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ” 1 Corinthians 2:14-16.

You must be patient and wait upon the Lord; God takes His time to put you on trial in order to know if you are qualified to pass through His gate. For you to be able to wait at the gate of God, you must possess enough energy, holiness, capacity, discipline and ability to wait diligently. Without holiness no man shall see the Lord. 
You must be patient to pass through the gate because there is the gate of God and of the devil. For you to pass through the gate of Heaven, you need to cleanse your Spirit, Soul and Body with the blood of the Lamb.

Only those that obeyed the commandment of the Lord can access His gate. God will question everyone that will pass through His gate; Jesus Christ the son of God was also questioned.
“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory?  The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.  Selah” Psalms 24:9-10.

 When you are waiting for something, you are actually watching out for it. It therefore means that you know the personality, form and characters used in identifying what or who you are waiting and watching out for when it appears.

Angels are situated at the gate of Heaven; only men that used the Holy means to approach Heaven will the gate of Heaven be opened unto.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out” John 10:1-3.

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