Watching and Waiting at the Gate by Bishop Dr. S.I Okelezoh
Proverb 8:33-35Psalm 18:28
3 John 1:2
2 Kings 5:25
instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. 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 favour of the LORD”
Proverbs 8: 33-35
Watching and waiting upon the Lord are intertwined; you can barely separate them. We don’t use our physical eyes to watch but our Spiritual eyes. We are watching and waiting for God to rapture the church and take them to His dwelling place. We are watching patiently in order not to be caught unaware: watch daily at the gate of God and wait at the post of the door. Every true Apostle and prophet is a gate. How many messages of the Apostle do you listen to?
As a believer that wants to diligently watch and wait at the gate of God, you need to have:
- Spiritual eyes.
- A conquering warrior believe system.
- A living sacrificial body.
- You must be righteous.
“Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD” Psalms 118: 19.
- You must be cleanse with the blood of the Lamb. When the blood of Jesus is in you, no enemy can withstand you.
You need both your Spirit, soul and body to function properly while waiting at the God’s gate. We are three in one body: our spirit, soul and body. Your spirit man is light; it extends its light to your soul man and body man.
“For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God
will enlighten my darkness”
Psalms 18: 28.
When you have the light of God in you, you are luminated. Only a luminated person that can become the light of the Lord; He will attract people to the Kingdom of God with his bright and shining light.
You need to be rich in Spirit for you to pass through God’s gate. You must be rich towards God: you must be rich with His light, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, vision, glory, love, and righteousness. When you have all these in abundance, then you are rich towards God. The Word of God which is rich in you by meditating, will form the law, principle and commandment that will form your Spirit. Your Spirit contains blessings of Heaven: True prosperity starts from your Spirit. Once you lighten your spirit, soul and body with the Word of God, you become a city.
“Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of
hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD
shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem”
As believers, we should be in the business of selling God’s goods: we are not talking about the physical goods but the spiritual goods. It’s not the materialistic goods that is of Earth but the goods of eternal life, righteousness, holiness and love.
“For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country,
who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he
gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according
to his several ability; and straightway took his journey”
Matthew 25: 14-15.
“For a dream cometh through the multitude of business
Ecclesiastes 5: 3&7
We all dream and being a multitude, we all have multitude of dreams. Dreams comes from both God, Satan and the human activities we involve in. Stay away from filthy and defiling dreams. The kind of business you involve in affects your dream.