Doors of Glory
I stood next to the Lord before the first door. We had been walking together on a narrow pathway made of clouds, just a few centimetres off the ground, chatting and enjoying each other’s company. As we had approached the first door, I had seen many other doors behind it. They formed a long row along the pathway which seemed to go onwards and upwards, till it disappeared into the clouds in the sky.
He spoke to me, „It is written that you will go from glory to glory. These are the doors of glory through which you must walk through. As you go through each door you will receive more glory. If you stay on this path with Me and keep pressing on, you will discover realms of heavenly glory that you can experience here on earth. Remember that I am with you always. Keep your eyes on Me. The more you behold my glory, the more you will reflect it.”
And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit.
2 Cor 3:18
14 I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 All of us who are mature [pursuing spiritual perfection] should have this attitude. And if in any respect you have a different attitude, that too God will make clear to you.
Phil 3: 14, 15
Excitedly I looked at the first door. I couldn’t wait to discover these realms of glory that Jesus was talking about. I noticed a shield on the door with the words “FEAR” written on it. A little bit nervous but confident because the Lord was with me, I opened the door and we went through.
On the other side was an ugly monster, very similar to the daemons one would find in a role-playing game (which I do not play but I have seen pictures of these characters…these are real demons actually, research it, stay away from it!). The demon stood in front of the second door I was supposed to walk through, as if he was guarding the entrance to prohibit us from going through.
Jesus spoke, “The first spirit you have to conquer is the spirit of fear. Why do I say spirit? Because My Father did not give you a Spirit of fear, but of love and of a sound mind. Which father, whose child asks him for a fish, would give them a snake? Therefore understand that it is not the Father but the enemy who sows fear into the hearts of men. Is it not written in the Word, “Fear not.”? Where there is faith there is no fear, always remember that without faith it is impossible to please the Father. Conquer this thing and you will already receive the first glory.
See, fear blocks you from going through doorways of further glory. There is still so much to receive, but because of fear one can remain stuck here, behind the first door and never enter in to the fullness of what the Father has in store for them. Now, use the weapons which have been given to you by the Spirit which you received from the Father, to win this battle.”
A sword suddenly appeared out of nowhere on my right side, floating in the air. Its blade was shining silver and its handle gold. I grabbed it with my right hand. Loudly I quoted the first two verses that entered my mind:
“I shall not die, but live and proclaim the works of the Lord! I have not been given a spirit of fear but of sound mind! Fear I rebuke and reject you now in Jesus’ name!”
As I finished proclaiming this in faith, I felt the sword leaving my hand as if it had a life of its own, and it struck the demon in the neck under the head. His head dropped to the floor, his body quickly followed. I was shocked. The sword must have been super sharp in order to have made such a clean cut so effortlessly. Also, I did not have to fight; I only had to stand on the written Word.
For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4: 12
And then the Lord spoke again, “Congratulations, we can now move on from here. You did well to also rebuke the fear of death. On this walk one can overcome many fears, but the fear of death can still hold them bondage. Those who follow Me wholeheartedly are willing to even give up their lives for My name’s sake. They know how to live in Me and they understand that to die is gain. Like the saints who will one day be honoured in My Father’s house, they do not love their lives to the death.”
We stepped over fear and stood before the second door. One door down and already a battle had been won. I wondered what waited for me behind the second door…
But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].
2 Timothy 1:7
I shall not die, but live,
And declare the works of the Lord.
Psalm 118:17 (NKJV)
[ To Live Is Christ ] For to me, to live is Christ [He is my source of joy, my reason to live] and to die is gain [for I will be with Him in eternity].
And they overcame and conquered him *(the accuser of the bretheren) because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death.
Vision from the 02.02.18