New Doors are Continuously Opening
I would like to take a moment here and now to welcome you, and to tell you that I appreciate you dropping in to visit for another hubisode of living every day life with Jesus in whom we live, move and have our being. Every new day we enter a new door to life.
I am glad that you asked, what is a hubisode? A hubisode is like an episode, and occurrence or happening. It is what is going on in me, and through hub pages I am permitted to express and share with you the hope of the words, and writings serving as keys to unlock closed hearts, and to edify and build up desolate places, and to encourage others in their faith walk. Beloved, look for new doors always, appreciate closed doors and be thankful for them, because closed doors were once open doors, and you did walk through them as you sojourned.
I was at work sitting at my desk on Thursday, August 21, 2014, when the phrase “New Doors" was dropped into my spirit. I just meditated upon it sitting there, as to what was it that was swelling within me. I wrote it down on a slip of paper put it in my purse, and continued to do my work. Upon arriving home it re-surfaced, and I began to write some things down concerning what new doors represented to me naturally, and spiritually speaking.
New doors are continuously opening whether we are consciously aware of it; or we acknowledge and see them or not. Every waking day a new door opens right before us, as the door to slumber and death closes. One door closes for the other door to open. Both doors do not stay closed or we would be dead. The doors of slumber and death are closed and a new door to life is open. It does depend on your perspective whether you will see new doors. Two doors close for us to wake up to experience a new day. The doors of sleep and death and life continues holding open the door to a brand new day. Look for new doors in everything and everywhere.
The word “new” is indicative of things never used or not old. Having been made or come into being only a short time ago; recent. Still fresh and never used or entered before now. The word “doors” suggest entrances or a means of accessing entry. A door is a moving structure used to block off, and allow access to, an entrance to or within an enclosed space, such as a building. I was actually experiencing a new door opening, we refer to them today, as breakthroughs.
You can live in an old house, and need a door replaced for many reasons. A brand new door can replace an old door, yet the replacement door is a new door which leads to the same old place. There is just a new door to go through. The office building where I work has just renovated the property, painted, put in new carpeting, and also put on a new door to enter the office, yet, the new door leads to the same office, but the changes are wonderful. The atmosphere of the office speaks of newness.
Spiritual new doors are drastically different in that they lead to new places we have never been. New doors in the spirit realm lead to breakthroughs in the soul realm, and the unlocking of closed aspects of the soul using the master key, the Word of God.
You can buy a brand new house, build it from the ground up and the doors in that house are all brand new. I can only imagine that at this time, but I can ascertain that it must be a good experience. It's always a good feeling when you get the keys to a new apartment, house, or property and those are new doors for you. They may be old doors for the previous owner if it is not a brand new property. Nevertheless, you are walking through new doors and it is a new experience for you.
The mysterious part of expecting and anticipating walking towards and through new doors, is shutting old doors or determining if those doors are shut. Do you still legally possess the key to the old property? Do you have legal access to use the keys? Naturally speaking it is rare to still have a legal right to use a key if we have vacated the premises. Spiritually speaking that is not the case. The Word of God can be used to access new and old doors. You may have to remember an old door to appreciate and understand how to walk through a new one. In moving from place to place you generally have to make sure you have locked all the doors to the old property which require that you do. You generally turn the keys back over to the property manager. We yield the keys we have to the Holy Spirit, He is our property manager. It is not enough to learn and be taught the Word of God, we need the Holy Spirit to show us how to use our keys correctly to open new doors. We will need the accurate use of what we know, wisdom.
Doors can be entrances and exits. There is an inside and outside in which a door can be entered, from the inside out and the outside in. There are also paths which lead to an open and closed door. The path which leads us to also provides the entry point, which is just as crucial as the entry and exit and the opening and shutting of doors. We hear the phrase open doors quite often these days and they are inviting and raise questions as to how can we walk through an open door. At times it seems easier in thought than the actual doing it. What a basic idea right?
Spiritually speaking doors carry more weight than the natural. As a new creation we should always be looking for new doors to open, that lead us to new revelation and truth in which we didn't know or understand prior to arriving. In the spirit, new doors lead to new places in the spirit realm. If you fail to spiritually enter the door by way of Jesus Christ, you are a thief and robber.
Doors are spiritual and they lead places........Jesus said that, “he that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber” (John 10:1). This tells us that doors are very important. An open door to the sheepfold is Jesus Christ. In John 10:9 He declares, I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. Of course, we are not really sheep, but metaphorically and figuratively, we don’t graze in grass, or live in fields, we live where doors open and shut faster than we realize. Doors are our realisms and practicality. To go in and out sounds like new doors opening, while others close. That’s the novelty of doors, depending on the perspective we take and how we approach a new door, it will determine whether we walk through them properly. Some have walked through the door and turned around and walked back out, we know this as backsliding. What we have to make sure is that we are not the reason they turned around and walked out after entering in through the door, Jesus Christ.
Once we enter the door (Jesus), it leads to a door of prayer, and then we are granted access to the throne of grace, and can go before the Heavenly Father through the door the blood provides. We are constantly going through doors and there is constant movement. We enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise, as we travel from glory to glory. We have been counselled by an earthly King, (David) how to enter a spiritual gate using the key of thanksgiving and then we can use the key of praise and enter His courts. How do we enter a gate but by an entrance, a door?
Isn't it interesting how we walk through the same doors naturally speaking every day and it is mechanical and routine. Spiritual doors are exciting because you know they lead somewhere different and not to the same old place, it is experiential movement. Spiritual doors should always lead to the life of Christ in heavenly places. In Christ there is always something new to understand, perceive and come to know. That's a new door, learning something new in Christ Jesus. We must stay teachable and look for newness, not necessarily new things, because King Solomon told us, there is nothing new under the sun. Moreover, learning about the life we possess and that possesses us is always a new door.
Jesus has given all of us a set of keys to the Kingdom, the Words of God are those keys. I Can remember when my mother considered me responsible enough to have a set of keys, and it was a big leap of trust involved, in retrospect. I was not being responsible to come in after my curfew, but I did, and there were consequences for my lack of discipline and irresponsibility.
New doors are amazing and every Word of God is a key with the power to unlock doors within our souls and lives. Next time you are meditating in the Word of God, think of this every time you are reading a passage of Scripture, see the words as keys unlocking doors in your soul which consist of your mind, emotions, reasoning, will, imagination, and memory. Whether you consciously realize it at that moment, the sub-conscious mind is being awakened from its slumber, and awareness is piercing through like little swords.
The Word of God has all the right keys to open locked doors within us. Some doors in us we may not even be aware that they are locked until the Holy Spirit reveals it to us. Jesus said, behold I stand at the door and knock if any man hears His voice and opens the door, that He will come in and sup with him. The main point is to hear the words of Jesus. God the Father made it a point on the Mount of Transfiguration, to tell the disciples which were with Jesus, to hear Him. Now how important is listening to Jesus? Too important! Pastures suggest that we have a barrage of new doors opening in front of us as rapid as lightning. In order to go in and out there must be doors to enter through and to exit from.
Most of the time we walk up to a door first, because we must arrive at the portal or entry way in order to go inside. It is liken to the adage "I will cross that bridge when I get to it" and when I arrive at the bridge I will go across it.
Doors were designed and fashioned to be opened and closed, and to gain entry and to depart. There is a certain expectation of crossing over and through a new door, that we don't find in the mechanics of walking through the same old doors day after day.
It is new doors and new experiences that produce the readiness to burst forth with joy, and mirth and excitement to experience what is on the other side waiting for us through faith. Our faith is full of new doors and hope, that is not easily deferred. Hope deferred makes the heart sick.
Closed doors that we desired to be opened can bring us despair at times. We will have to update our perspectives by always looking forward to new doors opening, we need second by second expectancy. There is expectancy in opening a new door that has not been opened to you before, because you have never opened it before, nor have you been on the other side. The newness is the abundant life that Jesus came to give us. We are new creatures and that newness should never wear off.
The Apostle Paul tells us of an open door he encountered, along his journey and the opposition he faced, he said, "For a great door and effectual is opened to me, and there are many adversaries" (1Corinthians 1:16:9). Doesn't that sound like a jammed lock obstructing entry through this great door? Yet, there is no temptation that we can experience that is not common to man. Doors do jam, it is what we do next that is important. The Apostle could have just told us about an effectual open door, yet he chose to prepare us for opposition in getting through open doors.
Closed doors can be blessed and happy events, but when a door closes there is a sense of disappointment, uneasiness and loss felt. It matters greatly, how a door closes. You can get a door closed right in your face or space, before it properly closes all the way, and how you perceive and deal with it is essential. Some appear to close rapidly like a slammed door, as though it were deliberately shut rudely. Some appear to swiftly close while your hand or foot is left in the door.
Safety is essential while going in and out of automatic doors, and when you are between the doors, it can stick; Instinct kicks in and you may ask yourself, can I get through these automatic doors safely without incident? Some doors are left open or ajar and you can just walk through them. Doors are opened as well as closed. it isn't always easy to deal with closing doors unless you have faith in open doors. We may even return to the closed door to attempt to open it again because of the history we have with it, and try to give it another jolt or two.
New doors are always a delight to walk towards and through and it awakens me to see them not just as doors, but new because we should always look for and anticipate newness everyday. Today is a new day, and I should be expecting newness, seeing that yesterday is now an old door I walked through and is now past and gone. I can never relive yesterday, it is a closed door and a new day is here for me to experience, as I am awakened, the door of slumber closes and a new door of life opens for me to live today.
Usually when a physical door is closed, we need a key to get from the outside in. We may have accidentally locked ourselves out. It may be a familiar site and we may have a notion what could be obstructing entry such as, a jammed lock or it may take a certain maneuvering to gain entry. Those situations are called oppositions, there is something prohibiting legal entry.
If you've locked yourself out, you will need the Holy Spirit to grant you access through the master key. You probably temporarily lost your keys or you may have given them to others and you need new keys. Spiritual keys are invisibly working wonders opening closed and new doors. The Word of God are those keys from Genesis to Revelation, full of new keys needed to open old and new doors.
I encourage you to see new doors opening. The Word of God is the master key needed to unlock every new door, and you will not get through the new door without the master key. The master key unlocks every closed door. Use your keys, prayer, praise, fasting, and all the others we are given access to. As a writer, new doors open with windows which through fresh breezes blow which are words that are just like keys which open new doors and also locks the old doors.
If you have the right key you can always open the old door, if the need to do so arises. But, if you do not have the key and try to open the door, you could be trespassing. A trespass is when we fail to respect boundaries. That's like breaking and entering, it is a crime, but a trespass is a sin.
Closed doors that we try to keep open, like putting our foot in the door to stop closure, or to keep trying to get through could land us into trespassing. We must learn to be thankful for doors when and while they are open, but we must also learn to respect the boundaries that closed doors bring. To attempt to open a closed door is to defy the boundaries.
We can't live yesterday again, or even try to, that door to yesterday is closed and locked. Only our memory of yesterday can serve us and remind us. Look for a new door of life today. Life held the door open for us to walk into today by the mercy of God. Give thanks for the new door called today, rejoice and be glad in it.