Closing Gates Meeting with Prayer
He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalms 91:1)The opening line to one of the most power-packed prayers in the entire Bible begins by speaking about the Secret Place of God.This is a destination in the spiritual realm where you can be hidden in a private fellowship with God. We are a spirit being in a physical body with a soul (mind, will, and emotions). We can and should connect with our Father, who is a Spirit, in Heaven. The Word also tells us that the Lord is the one who opens the gate (door, portal) and leads us into these encounters:
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. (John 10:9)According to the words of our Lord, there is going in and coming out of the Secret Place through Him. This is the right way to enter into the spirit realm. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:17) and He should always be there if we are moving about in the spirit. If we access the realm of the spirit without Him, we may have an open door through which the enemy can come in and attack us.
Identifying and Closing Spiritual Doors
There are many Christians who believe they can hear from God better with some help from mind-altering substances. Using drugs such as cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot) or any other drug that affects your mind can remove our protective barriers to the spiritual realm. This is nothing new. From Biblical times there have been many religions that use some form of drugs or incense to connect to a god. In Galatians 5 a long list of sins is given that will keep a person out of Heaven:
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, jealousies, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like… (Galatians 5:19-20)The word “witchcraft” in the King James is translated “sorcery” in other editions of the Bible. In Greek, it is pharmakeia which means using or administering drugs for the purpose of sorcery or magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it. Sorcery and magic were done by people who would make contact with the spirit realm without God. If you have used drugs at any time, you should confess (see the action the way God does) and repent (turn from the sin) then the blood of Jesus can blot out that sin which may be holding a spiritual door open for the enemy to enter through.
Accidental Astral Projection
Using non-prescription mind-altering drugs is not the only way to breach the gap between the physical and spiritual plane of existence. There are meditation techniques taught by many different religions that teach “astral projection” without drugs which is merely another name for traveling in the spirit realm. Our dreams are often a place where we travel through the spirit realm without intending to do so.
Have you ever had a dream where you were moving about a familiar place close to you and it was dark, just like it is when you are sleeping? I had these dreams when I was a small child, before the age of 10. I could jump really far, sometimes using my arms to propel me higher. Holding onto the bumper of a car would pull me swiftly down a road. I thought they were just really cool dreams until the time I saw this very unique alley in my dream. A few days later we drove past that same alley and it was exactly as I had dreamed.
As a pre-teen, the dreams became darker. There were shadowy figures I would run from on many occasions. One night, these figures caught me. My eyes were damaged. I could only pry them open briefly to look around, then I would run through the dark, trying to escape the monsters chasing me.
These were not dreams, but trips into the spirit realm. Demons and evil spirits live there. They are much more powerful than we are which is why we should always have the escort of the Holy Spirit when moving in His realm. Religions that practice astral projection will often warn you about moving too far from your body, that there are “other inhabitants” which may attack you.
Many spiritual attacks may be due to either accidental or intentional spiritual traveling which has left a spiritual gate cracked open. Praise God that He has the answer! Even if you traveled in a dream without really knowing what you are doing, you will still need to ask forgiveness for that sin. If you were committing adultery before you knew it was wrong, you’d ask forgiveness for that, right? Traveling without permission in the spirit is no different. After taking care of the sin, Jesus is also our healer. He can heal any damage done to our spirit bodies
A cousin researched my genealogy and discovered that one of my ancestors had a Native American name which means “flight master” when translated to English. Visiting the Courts of Heaven, charges were revealed against my ancestors: worshiping other gods, blood sacrifice, covenant, witchcraft, dedication. Because my ancestors had misused spiritual gifts and made a covenant with Satan’s kingdom, the enemy had access to me and my spirit gifts were hindered until I removed these sins from my ancestral line.
There are many sins of our ancestors which are binding agreements and must be renounced so that the blood of Jesus can be stated as the price to free us from them. If you would like help finding out if there are any generational hindrances to your life, our team would be happy to escort you to the Courts of Heaven where the enemy must state his claims. The Holy Spirit has brought the gift of a word of wisdom and knowledge to our prayer team of “seers” who will joyfully use these gifts to help you become free.
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Believers' Boot Camp series
Many people think of boot camp as a place you train for combat. Any veteran will tell you that basic training is about three things:
- Knowing what weapons are available
- Learning how to use those weapons
- Receiving orders and following them
Believer’s Boot Camp series is a collection of books which teach us how to hear more clearly from God with the goal to ready ourselves for a face-to-face meeting with our Lord, Jesus. The series reveals the “weapons and tools” God has given us and how to use them, so we can bring God’s kingdom to Earth. Each book in the series focuses on a single topic to clearly define one tool or weapon from our Heavenly Father.
The series uses the Word of God to reveal all that He has given us through Jesus. The Bible is our instruction manual and the Holy Spirit is our guide to understanding it.