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Last week we learned that in order to be a gatekeeper you must be a watchman of your ear gate, eye gate, and the words proceeding out of your mouth. This is how you become a gatekeeper. You guard your ear gates by watching what you allow in your hearing because it will resonate and record onto your spirit man. You must remember faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
“The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.” (Luke 11:34-36)
We will use Abraham for this example.
In guarding your eye gate you cannot always believe what you see in the earth realm. Because God may give you a word that just does not line up with your physical sight. We will use Abraham for this example.
We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody. Isn’t that what we’ve always read in Scripture, God saying to Abraham, “I set you up as father of many peoples”? Abraham was first named “father” and then became a father because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing. When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples. God himself said to him, “You’re going to have a big family, Abraham!” (Genesis 17:5)
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. (Matthew 15:18)
Or you can be like the Cowardly Lion…
Or you can be like the Cowardly Lion whose roar was far worse than his bite. The lion is noted for being the king of the Jungle—-in this case, the king of the forest. Yet he compared himself to a dandelion and inferred he had been walking in fear all of his life.
The spirit of fear had tormented him for so long he had become a walking identity crisis. The problem being he saw himself as a coward instead of a king. He did not see himself as others saw him. They only knew him to be a coward by his confession. It is all in perception. Had he never acted as or told them he was a coward, they never would have known him to be one.
What are you confessing out of your mouth? The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45) You must guard your words with all diligence.
The words we speak will either build us up…
The words we speak will either build us up or tear us down. In this case, the spirit of fear had the lion constantly tearing himself down. By the words, he spoke. And deceived him into believing he was a coward—not a king. Instead of making a confession of faith, he was making a confession of fear. Just like some people who have been saying negative things for so long. Those words have registered on their spirits. Now recorded on their spirits, are controlling their lives. Which is a recipe for disaster.
- Make sure the words you are hearing are words of faith that can open doors to the miraculous.
- No matter how hopeless your situation my seem. You must believe anyway. Not living by what you see, but by what God promised.
- Your confession of God’s word over you life or circumstances not only strengthens your faith, but helps you to stand strong in your faith. Therefore seeing a victorious end.
Being a gatekeeper is no easy task, but if you want to walk in the blessings and favor of God these are the building blocks to that confession. It is a process. And anyone knows excellence is not created overnight but through time and experience. Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. (Psalm 127:1) Is the Lord keeping your city?
What are your thoughts on the subject?
May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week….Blessings and Peace!
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