Scripture says we are Gateways for God

  • Psalm 24:7 Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
  • John 10:9. Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.
  • John 7:37-39. On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”  Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
  • Revelation 3:20. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.

We have a gateway from our spirit to God, through being born again in Jesus.  We also have gateways in us, from our spirit to our soul, from our soul to our body, and from our body to the world around us.

Those gateways can be clogged up with trauma and by unclean spirits – I’ve seen an old wolf and a number of smaller predators, like coyotes.

Knowing this, we can be cleansed, and let God’s presence flow through us.  Make no mistake.  This is spiritual warfare, and we are meant for it.

  • Matthew 11:12. From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.
  • Genesis 22:16-17. “By Myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son, indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”

Background of the Study

I first learned of Gateways by purchasing Ian Clayton’s “Gateways of the 3-fold Nature of Man”, which you can probably find on an internet search.  I practiced in Mike Parsons’ program.  My personal testimony is that cleansing gateways works, and is worth your time to pursue.  This work led to an explosion in my visions and dreams.

The Gates as we know them

When we’re born again, a gateway opens from our spirit to God.  This is the Gate of First Love.  There are also gates from your spirit to your soul, from your soul to your body, and from your body to the world (i.e., the five senses).

The Spirit gates reflect the nature of your spirit.  The soul gates reflect that nature of your soul.  And the body gates reflect your five senses.  Traditionally, it was believed the soul is mind, will, and emotions, and the spirit is conscience, consciousness, and wisdom.  Gateways work handles those elements differently.  Personally, I speculate these gates are a simplification, and the truth may be more complex.  For example, consciousness may be a part of the spirit and the mind.  Likewise, spirit doesn’t have to be on the inside.  It’s believed that man was originally created as a being of light, with his spirit on the outside.  Strengthening your spirit can make it expand again, and reach outside your body.  In our natural state, spirit is believed to reside at the base of our spine, where blood does not reach.  Regardless, each of the above gates are areas to sanctify for the presence of God to flow through us.

You can picture the presence of God like a river flowing through the gate of first love into the core of your innermost spirit and filling you up, then entering your spirit gates and flowing into your soul, then entering your soul gates and flowing to your body, then flowing from your body to the world.  You can also picture a pathway along a specific set of gates to release the presence of God.

The gates are also pictured as circles here at Mike Parsons’ blog.

Opening Gates

My story – engaging by faith, prayer, and repentance.  Initially, God instructed me to camp out at the Gateway of First Love.  I engaged it by faith, praying over it to open, repenting of placing anything above God, and then cleansing it by faith in my imagination.  I envisioned myself with a bucket full of the blood of Christ and a big sponge.  I’d cut chains, and remove debris from the gateway.  I’d envision a large wooden double door, arched at top, with iron handle bars.  I would open both.  I would scrub the doorframe, threshold and arch with the sponge dipped in the blood.  I’d invite the presence of God to come flow through the door into my spirit, and I’d invite Jesus to be on the throne of my heart and in my gate.  I did this daily for months.  (This is what I mean by engaging in faith.  Envision spiritual things and engage them.)

I began seeing more right away, and immediately found myself in spirit war.  I saw dump trucks carrying away huge stacks of pelts from coyotes and other predators.  I pressed on.  I saw an old wolf perched at the gate.  He’d been there all my life, to devour things.  He was wounded in the battle, but came back with reinforcements.  I pressed on.

One day, when I went to envision the wooden door opening, it wasn’t wood anymore.  It had all turned to gold.  In time, it changed again, this time to diamond posts, and the doors were gone.

I pressed into other gates.  I got stuck with issues of trauma awhile, and experienced high level resistance.  Still I pressed on, using the court of accusation now, to receive and repent of any accusations.  I received revelation on the path of life, but struggled to walk it.  More recently, I saw into Hell, where the Reaper had gone and collected a sack of goblin heads, which he extended as a gift offering to the church.  I saw a goblin to be a hateful creature who tried to burden men with heavy weights to carry.  I saw a zombie apocalypse that had captured everyone, but it was possible to come out of it and receive healing.  And so still I press in.  — If this sounds odd, welcome to the spirit realm.  It’s an incredible place.  Don’t be afraid.  Freedom is worth the price.

By Law – in the courts.  As I learned to use the Court of Accusation, this became a go-to place to deal with issues (identified in dreams, repented of in court), obtain judgments, and then to enforce those verdicts against enemies in the spirit realm.  The courts give legal basis to open gates and to remove hindrances.

Recognize dark thoughts as things unwanted, and take them to court, along with any familiar spirits that may be influencing you.  (More on that in the next article.)  Once you have a legal judgment, you can then go back and engage the gate in faith, envisioning opening and cleansing it again.

As gates become open, keep a short account and remove any issues as they arise.  Keep the gates open and engage God.

Inviting God’s Presence.

Opening a gate is only a first step.  To keep a gateway sanctified, you have to invite God’s presence to flow through.  This is done by faith, the same way that the gate was opened.  Envision God’s presence like a river waiting at the door for you to invite him in.  There’s no required way of seeing him.  You can also see his presence like a fire, or like light, or as a person in Jesus.  But envision him flowing into you, offer him to sit on the throne of your heart or to occupy the gate, and receive his love and presence.  Do it like a meditation exercise, until you can feel God’s presence enter you.  Receive His love.

The truth is that fixing negatives doesn’t work well.  You have to replace a negative with a positive.  It’s a paradox.  Dwelling on negative things is giving them power.  Rather, you remove their legal right, and  then replace them with God’s presence and love.

Receiving God is the real turning point.  Repentance is simply a turning from a bad choice.  Sometimes, bad things happen to us that aren’t our fault.  Repentance isn’t much use then.  You need healing.  Healing comes from God’s presence.  As you behold God/Jesus, you receive from Him.  His light fills you.  Then you don’t need to dwell on a past hurt.  You dwell in the light, love, and presence of God almighty, and let that fill you up.  You come out of dark and into light.

An example of Trauma

Cleaning up trauma can be challenging.  An act of physical abuse can defile gateways in the body, soul, and spirit.  Those memories have to be treated.  It’s possible to use the blood of Christ on all of it, forgiving and releasing the perpetrator, so that the memories are healed or even wiped clean.  The act of abuse can become more like a historical note, instead of something that weighs us down.  Take your trauma to court, and ask to be cleansed.  Ask gateways to be cleared.  Ask God to replace the trauma with his presence, and to remove the effects.