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I believe understanding the things of God is vital to walking in the fullness of what God has given us in the new covenant through Jesus Christ. I by no means have full understanding, but I do have access to the Father in heaven and so do you.

So why talk about portals?

The church body, for the most part, has little or no knowledge of the existence of portals and does not recognize their significance.  Historically, God has used portals in the events of man and continues to do so today.

 When we sing the verse in Psalm 24:7 about the gates or ancient doors we have no idea what we are singing about but it sounds good to our ears.  Oh saints of God, I hope that somehow I may be able to reveal  the beauty of what God is saying to us through this verse.

“Lift up your heads, O gates,
And be lifted up O ancient doors,
That the King of glory may come in!” Ps. 24:7

What are ancient doors and ancient gates?

Ancient gates or doors are portals of access established by God from the third heaven to earth.  They are unobstructed by demonic interference in which angels travel from heaven and back again while provisions  are delivered, transportation, translation and revelation are given to man. 

In Daniel 10:13 he is informed that the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding (standing opposite) the angel for twenty one days.  Michael one of the chief princes (angels) came to help fight through the portal in the demonic land of Babylon to give Daniel understanding.

In the book of Genesis, chapter 28, verses 10-17 the story of Jacob’s dream is recorded. “He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.” Gen. 28:12 

In verse 13 God is standing at the top of the ladder.  “And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.”

These verses are a wonderful account of how God reveals a portal in a dream to man a prophesy Jacob’s destiny to him.

Once in praise and worship at our church, I saw a portal open above me that looked like a tornado and at the top of the swirling cloud was this face smiling and waving at me.  It only lasted a few seconds but it was a gate or ancient door that opened up for me.

 Mt. Horeb

God established a portal from the third heaven to Mt. Horeb.

Elijah was instructed to leave from sitting under a juniper tree to Mt. Horeb to see and hear what God had to show him. Sometimes it is necessary to leave from where you are to another place to hear or experience God; wise men still travel to see Him!

“So He said, ‘Go forth and stand on the mountain before the LORD.’ And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the LORD; {but} the LORD {was} not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, {but} the LORD {was} not in the earthquake.” 1 Kings 19:11

 Proverbs 8:34 teaches that a man will be blessed who sits, and waits, and listens at the Lord’s gate.

Oh, that You would rend the heavens {and} come down, That the mountains might quake at Your presenceAs fire kindles the brushwood, {as} fire causes water to boil To make Your name known to Your adversaries, {That} the nations may tremble at Your presence! When You did awesome things which we did not expect, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence. Is. 64:1-3

Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorposts.”

 Lot

In Genesis 19:1 Lot is waiting at the gate of Sodom when two angels appear to him. In the ancient world, the gate of the city was not only an outlet, but also where meetings of great importance occurred.

“And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground.”

 In Genesis 18:21 the Lord states that He will go down to investigate or scout it out for Himself to see this evil which is stinking up the heavens.  “I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.”

The “go down” happens when the angels appear at the gate or ancient door of the city.

 Portals for Provision

In Psalm 78:23-25, God opened the doors of heaven and fed the Hebrews in the desert the food of angels.

“Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven, and had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven, man did eat angels food: he sent them meat to the full.”

Ezekiel Portals Opened

Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth {day} of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. Ezk. 1.1

The hand of the LORD was on me there, and He said to me, Get up, go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you. So I got up and went out to the plain; and behold, the glory of the LORD was standing there, like the glory which I saw by the river Chebar, and I fell on my face. Ezk. 3:22-23

It came about in the sixth year, on the fifth {day} of the sixth month, as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell on me there. Then I looked, and behold, a likeness as the appearance of a man; from His loins and downward {there was} the appearance of fire, and from His loins and upward the appearance of brightness, like the appearance of glowing metal. Ezk. 8:1-2

Portals Over Geographical Locations

Habakkuk

In the second chapter of Habakkuk we see the prophet faithful to watch and to see what the Lord will say to him and that what the Lord speaks,  to write it down. Habakkuk is waiting at the place where he faithfully goes to pray and wait upon the Lord. 

Often God will establish a portal over a geographical location after long prayer and supplication has been made by a faithful servant of God.

“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make [it] plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” Hab. 2:1-2

In November of 2003 after moving from the Dallas area to Central Texas (the wilderness) I felt compelled by God to desperately pray for a well to be established in our home.  Read my blog titled “When God Fills the Well” Walking In the Supernatural With God » Blog Archive » When God Fills the Well .

That day, God established a portal in our home, and since then, our home hasn’t been the same. Witnessed by ourselves and others, at times, angels are seen coming and going into the earth on secret assignments as well as to bring us revelation, anointing, answers to our prayers (http://seerofgod.com/archives/15 ) and a sundry of things as God desires.

The Lord has promised us, that as long as we remain at our current location, the portal will be established;  When we leave the house the portal will be removed. 

Portals can be established in certain geographical places and some are known today in the earth such as over Jerusalem. Many Christians who travel to Jerusalem report being flooded with revelation of the things of God during supernatural experiences such as dreams, visions, transportations back and forward in time and these experiences are not uncommon.

Many Christians visiting John Wesley’s (1703 –1791) home in England, tell that when they enter in his prayer closet, that they experience the presence of God! 

 Portals Established Over Individuals

Jesus

Portals can also be established over a person life as we find over Jesus’ life.

And He *said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man. Jn. 1:51

“Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened,” Lk. 3:21

“While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!’ Mat. 17:5

“After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove {and} lighting on Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased. Mat. 3:16-17 

Apostle John

heavenly ladderWhile John was in exile on the isle of Patmos, a portal opened and he began to receive great mysteries of things to come.  This is a great example of a portal, door or ancient gate opening between the third heaven  and a great example of how God uses a portal to establish revelation of His mysteries to man.

“After these things I looked, and behold, a door {standing} open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like {the sound} of a trumpet speaking with me, said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.’ Rev 4:1

“And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, ‘Come up here.’ Then they went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies watched them.”’ Rev. 11:12

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it {is} called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. “ Rev. 19:11

Maria Woodworth-Etter

There have been several ministries throughout history where God established a portal over a person, and when they ministered, revival s with signs and wonders occurred with the presence of God filling the church or even the region such as Maria Woodworth-Etter (1844–1924).

 Today’s Relevance

In Zechariah 3, Joshua the high priest was clothed in filthy garments, standing before an angel, and the angel said, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” The angel declares that the iniquity has been taken away from Joshua and he is now clothed in festival garments and then a clean turban is placed upon his head.

Then in Zech. 3:7 Joshua is given charge to the Lord’s court and free access to those standing there.

Thus says the LORD of hosts, If you will walk in My ways and if you will perform My service, then you will also govern My house and also have charge of My courts, and I will grant you free access among these who are standing {here.}   Now listen, Joshua the high priest, you and your friendswho are sitting in front of youindeed they are men who are a symbol, for behold, I am going to bring in My servant the Branch (Jesus).” Zech. 3:7-8

 Heavenly Access

Christians have been granted access through Jesus Christ to come boldly before the throne of God.  

Paul wrote about the access to the Father by Jesus in Ephesians, “For through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.” Eph 2:18 says, “In whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.” Eph. 3:12

While reading Daniel 12:3-4 a few weeks ago, the Holy Spirit flashed inside my spirit understanding of a hidden mystery in the above two verses of scripture. 

The context of Daniel 12 is dealing with the times which we are in now. The book was written for our time and as Daniel 12:9 Daniel is told to go his way for the words are sealed up until the end time. Verse 3 speaks of those Christians who have insight and those who will lead many to righteousness and will shine brightly like expanse of the heavens and the stars forever! 

Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.  But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase. Dan. 12:3-4

How Did They Get Insight?

mysteriesIn Daniel 12:4 the mystery is revealed, “Many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.

The back and forth speaks of believers experiencing open gates, ancient doors or portals between the third heaven and earth. Much insight in the last days will come from angels descending to believers or believers ascending to heaven and thus knowledge will increase.

 The context of these two verses is, that in the last days God will raise up some believers who will bring much revelatory insight to the body of Christ and to the world for the gathering in of the saints and lost souls.

Much of this personal revelation will be revealed when the gates of heaven open to people and they are taught mysteries such as what is holding back revival from happening in our churches, cities and regions of the earth. There will be individuals who minister under a portal or open heaven and carry a heavy anointing upon their lives, and wherever they travel, revival will break out, miracles occur and a great harvest of end-time souls will be won to God. 

By open portal encounters, Biblical understanding of the scriptures will come, bringing clarity to the meaning of the verses, thus bringing correction to errant doctrines in some doctrinal areas in the church today, at least to those who are willing to accept truth.  Indeed, some saints are already experiencing these open heaven encounters and speak and write about them today.

 Paul Caught Up Through a Portal

Paul experienced great revelation just as spoken by the prophet Daniel in chapter 12:3-4. Paul heard such inexpressible words that he knew he was not permitted to speak.

“I know a man in Christ who fourteen years agowhether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knowssuch a man was caught up to the third heaven.  And I know how such a manwhether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.”  2Cor. 12:2-4

 In Summary

If you read the verses of Psalm 24:7, it speaks of the King coming in or coming down through the ancient gate or door and as Daniel 12:3-4 records “back and forth” of believers in third heaven experiences.  “Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!” Ps. 24:7

In Psalm 118:19-20 the scriptures speak of the believer entering in, “Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD; The righteous will enter through it.” Ps. 118:19-20

 I strongly believe that as the body of Christ, that we don’t seek portals or gates or even to minister under an open heaven.  We do seek God with all our hearts, and it is by our continually seeking Him, and being faithful to His house, that portals may be established at God’s discretion for His purpose and glory. 

I recently found this video on Google videos by Pastor Yang Tuck Yoong in Singapore and I think you will truly blessed as well as get to hear what another man of God around the world is saying, desiring and seeing the significance of having an unobstructed open heaven in order to hear God more clearly. Cornerstone Community Church, Singapore Title : Of Portals, Doors & An Open Heaven Speaker : Pastor Yang Tuck Yoong Date : March 12 , 2006  Click on link below!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1311801469391674030

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5 Comments to Portals of Heaven, Ancient Gates

  1. Jae says:

    Very informative, thought provoking and easy to understand.

  2. Wii says:

    Wowso much MEAT here that fills me with wonder, awe and curiosity. It opens up the human mind to so much more. Very very well written & I love the scriptures to base it on. Awesome!

  3. I believe that “Portals, Ancient Gates must be kept open in these endtimes by Christians by faith on earth so Angel can ascend and descend

  4. Noble says:

    Dear Writer,

    I believe in Portals as I was personally told by God to study gates. Like you said, seeking them in itself is not the aim but understanding that they are there and that opportunity exists for us to be blessed in all ways through this knowledge.
    Since angels themselves look into the scriptures to understand them as we do, one must be careful about visitations of angels and what they say. Nothing can be outside of the word of God as revealed to us by the Holy Spirit of God alone.

  5. Awsome study send me more

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