God is favorably converging His faithful ones in divine purpose with others. Those who have walked through the pain of divine alignment with Him are now entering into outward expressions of His promised John 10:10 abundance.
The key verse Holy Spirited highlighted to me was John 10:9 TPT, which says, “I am the Gateway. To enter through me is to experience life, freedom, and satisfaction.”
The Word “Gateway” here literally and figuratively means a door. It represents power and authority with the ability to open and/or close an entrance. It can reference a house door, a palace door, a temple door or a door to the kingdom of Heaven. It can also reference a door of opportunity.
In this verse, it references an identity of Christ and is “the Name of him who brings salvation to those who follow his guidance” (Thayer’s).
So, in Him, we find our living passage into all that He is and has purposed for us in abundance.
In Matthew 7:13-14 TPT He invites us to “Enter through the narrow gate because the wide gate and broad path is the way that leads to destruction—nearly everyone chooses that crowded road! The narrow gate and the difficult way leads to eternal life—so few even find it!”
In verse 13, the TPT study note links the narrow gate with the Golden Rule and says, “Love is the true gateway that leads to life, for God is love.”
We also see in Luke 13:24 TPT that “There is a great cost for anyone to enter through the narrow doorway into God’s kingdom.”
This narrow “door of the kingdom of heaven” is described as “likened to a palace” (Thayer’s).
Holy Spirit said to me weeks ago that “It’s palace time.” So, it’s time to take the arm of our lover, Jesus, as our Bridegroom, and be escorted into His kingdom abundance.
This is the kind of abundance described in 1 Corinthians 2:9 TPT – “…Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our ability to imagine—these are the many things God has in store for all his lovers.”
So, these stored-up treasures are full-circle, rainbow promises that He’s about to fulfill as not only the desire of our hearts but His, too.
Another key element of this forward holiness process is found in Deuteronomy 7:11, which Holy Spirit highlighted to me weeks ago. In this verse, God says that when we do what He instructs us to do, He will bless us.
So, the blessings come through obedience in submission to Him. Not in our own way but in His.
Holy Spirit expands on this precept in Deuteronomy 7:12-13a. The Message version says:
And this is what will happen: When you, on your part, will obey these directives, keeping and following them, God, on his part, will keep the covenant of loyal love that he made with your ancestors:
He will love you,
he will bless you,
he will increase you.
This kind of all-around kingdom abundance that’s found in John 10:10 means whatever is centered around God will be blessed. This is why His bride had to be delivered from self-centeredness, where we considered ourselves first, instead of God.
It’s also why He had to grow us in our faith that pleases Him and why we had to be delivered from cycles of tormenting root-sin, like unforgiveness. It’s why we had to have our shattered foundations of hope restored. And it was God’s purpose in every other painful reset.
He was blessing us all along to bless us even more to become an even greater blessing to His heart and others.
God restores things He loves.
So, let’s look at this kind of golden gateway blessing even more.
It’s blessing that is all-around excess, beyond what is anticipated, exceeding expectations, more than enough (Strong’s #4053, HELPS Word Studies). It’s superior blessing, extraordinary and surpassing. It’s eminent and comes with advantage and honor.
For many, this will be a time of refreshing with expressions of His life, freedom and satisfaction. A time of overflowing joy and praise unto God (Ps 118:19) that will prove beyond our imaginations (1 Co 2:9 AMP). It will be a time of radiance (Pr 31:31 TPT). A time of reaping with saturated favor (Pr 11:25 TPT). And a time of coming before the King and being heard to see loved ones saved (Es 5:1-2; Ps 24:4-5 TPT).
The Psalmist in 118:20 TPT proclaims, “I have found the gateway to God, the pathway to his presence for all his devoted lovers.”
In Revelation 3:20 TPT, Jesus offers Himself as our Bridegroom by saying, “Behold, I’m standing at the door, knocking. If your heart is open to hear my voice and you open the door within, I will come in to you and feast with you, and you will feast with me.”
In Psalm 24:7, David commands, “So wake up, you living gateways! Lift up your heads, you doorways of eternity! Welcome the King of Glory, for he is about to come through you.”
If your response to Him is a resounding “Yes” then pray with me . . .
I praise You for all that You are, even as my Gateway-Bridegroom.
Thank You for sharing intimacy with me, for loving me abundantly to become all You would have me be with You for Your glory.
I choose You as my Lord and Savior on earth and in Heaven.
And I thank You for life abundant.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name,
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