So Jesus said again, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, I am the Door for the sheep [leading to life].
John 10: 7
I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security).
John 10: 9
What a mystery these verses are, especially the part about going in and out the door freely. When we get saved, we enter through the door of salvation into the kingdom of God, and if we run the race faithfully, we stay in the kingdom of God. But why does Jesus talk about going in and out freely? What did Jesus mean by this? The past couple of months the Lord showed me with my spiritual eyes what this means.
Whilst waiting upon the Lord this last March, I saw a vision where a well-known female prophet took me by the hand and led me inside of Jesus. He had been standing before us, and we walked into Him like you would when you enter a room. Inside Jesus, she started to teach me about the prophetic ministry.
Not long after this I was going through a difficult period in my life. As I was praying, Jesus appeared to me in a vision. He said these words to me, “Enter into My rest.” Because of my previous encounter with the prophet, I knew what I had to do. I ran to and stepped into Jesus, and suddenly found myself, in the vision, in a totally different place. I was inside a palanquin, resting on cushions, being carried by what felt like were camels (from the movement of the palanquin). I was reading a book. I remember seeing myself tear a page from the book and studying both sides of it. I noticed that one side was written in Hebrew and the other side in Greek. Then I ate the page up; it tasted sweet like honey inside my mouth. Inside the palanquin was also a cup of red wine which I drank from every now and again. I really felt at rest, it was like nothing else existed except the steady rhythm of the palanquin traveling through the desert, the sun shining through the veil surrounding palanquin and the words that I was reading. Through that vision I have received an impartation of peace. In my daily life there is now a portion of peace inside of me that I never had before. The situation around me may not have changed but I have been able to draw from that peace within me in order to remain calm.
What I love about God is that He confirms. I especially need this because I do not have a grid for many of the things I see in the spirit. One time I was listening to a testimony from Bob Jones on YouTube about his experience in heaven. He talks about how he died and found himself in a queue. He saw how people in front of him were talking to a glorious man dressed in white. Some were sent to another queue whereas others actually entered inside the man and disappeared. This man was none other than Jesus (hear the testimony here: Bob Jones, Heaven).
When I listened to this I was so thrilled because it confirmed me. Since the encounter with the prophet, I have been regularly having visions of entering into Jesus or even Jesus stepping inside of me. Recently when I stepped into Jesus in a vision, I found myself in a dark place, like a cave. Inside this cave were hanging many precious stones of different colours, sparkling in the darkness. I saw how I picked the jewels from the walls and ate them. I ate as many jewels as I could before I came out of that vision. Today the Lord confirmed this vision to me as I wrote this article, with this verse:
[For my hope is] that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in [unselfish] [b]love, so that they may have all the riches that come from the full assurance of understanding [the joy of salvation], resulting in a true [and more intimate] knowledge of the mystery of God, that is, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge [regarding the word and purposes of God].
Isn’t that amazing. He is right here as I write this. Thank you Jesus.
Jesus is the door to salvation in that just as the Israelites smeared the blood of the Passover lamb onto the door frames of their houses, Jesus IS the door smeared with His very own blood which was spilt on the cross for us. But Jesus is also the door into spiritual rooms in heavenly places and into realms of glory. As His sheep, we are free to enter in and out freely into His presence, we are free to go through Him to encounter the Father. That is why Jesus says to His disciples:
“I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
John 14: 6
Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father and then we will be satisfied.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time, and you do not know Me yet, Philip, nor recognize clearly who I am? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father?’ Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words I say to you I do not say on My own initiative or authority, but the Father, abiding continually in Me, does His works [His attesting miracles and acts of power]. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe [Me] because of the [very] works themselves [which you have witnessed].
John 14: 7-11
If Jesus can enter into the Father, then we too can enter into Jesus. The Bible tells us that we are hidden in Christ (Col 3:3), and that we are seated in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph 2:6) . It is only by entering in, into Jesus, that we can be seated in those heavenly places.
Paul Keith Davis has a very interesting teaching on YouTube called Gates, Doors and Veils. He talks about how Jesus is the gate, the door and the veil. He also mentions a belief that the old testament priests were supernaturally taken through the veil, which was a thick curtain, into the Holiest of Holies, when they entered in for the Sacrifice of Atonement (like passing through a solid wall). This took place once a year. You will have to listen to teaching and decided for yourself (Paul Keith Davis, Gates, Doors and Veils).
I hope this encourages you to think a little bit out of the box. The door to glory realms in heavenly places is open, the invitation to enter has already been given. All you’ve got to do now is walk through.