The Gates of the City
The Gates of Heaven is more than this.
The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail.
As the spiritual House of God begins to form Households into Families that grow into Clans that grows into Tribes that assimilates into a spiritual Nation, and more and more Households of Faith are being aligned to a Kingdom Culture, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Governance of the individual Households under the righteous rule of spiritual fathers needs closer inspection. The unity of the Body of Christ is maintained by the mature Fathers in the City. There is a generation now that appreciates the need for wise counsel and correction from loving Fathers and that want to overcome the vanity of soul life and live from their Spirit, they understand that a raised hand of discipline is not rejection but love, they want to be made into “Hious”, sons of God. For many who have received Him to them gave He the power to BECOME Sons of God.
Psa 24:6-10 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob.Selah. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.
This prophetic Psalm by King David concludes with this herald and personifies the gates and doors of a City having heads, heads of Households having wisdom and council, it seems that when the heads become activated or lifted up to receive spiritual wisdom that they begin to usher in Righteous Kingly Rule from the Throne of Heaven for all of mankind. Wisdom and council are meat for the Household, meat is for the mature not just bread. Matt 24:45-47,”who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, that he shall make him ruler over all his goods”. This Kingly character and wisdom displayed to us by King Solomon is a picture of the Nations of the world coming to receive governance and council as prophesied in Micah.
Mic 4:1-2 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
So if this is what the end will look like then we need to adjust our present mindset to make sure that we are on a collision course with that end. The City Church is not a meeting place to receive spiritual resource from some Chief Apostles or for Pastors to recharge their spiritual batteries. The Temple in the City is not an annual Conference of all the Churches in local region that gather to have a holy convocation and a spiritual declaration to the enemy of your mission statement for the year, it is more than that, it far more than that.
Now Psalm 24 and Ezekiel 40-43 are parallel scriptures and they both merge in Ezekiel 43:4And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.
Nehemiah restores all of the natural Gates and the Walls of the City and there were many gates. There was a Sheep Gate, Fish gate, Valley Gate, Dung Gate, Fountain Gate, Water Gate, Horse Gate, Prison Gate, Old Gate.
Ezekiel sees more deeply into the Spirit on the other hand and sees the Gate of the Altar, Gate at the Lords House, Higher Gate, East Gate, Porch Gate, Gate of the Inner Court, North Gate, South Gate.
Ezekiel 43:10-12 Thou son of man, show the House to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern. And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, show them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them. This is the law of the house; upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
The Hebrew word for Gate, is the word “Saar” which has many meanings but the root meaning is to storm, to split or open, is to fear, figuratively it is to estimate or to think or to act as Gatekeeper. Wow! Simply the Gates of the City are the source of wisdom and counsel, those who “Think” and make decisions, deliberating on complex family matters. Wow! It is also crystal clear that wisdom is heavenly wisdom, it is Kingly wisdom, it is spiritual wisdom. So the “Fear of the Lord, splits the head, storms the mind to consider to think on a higher value of life, Life in the Spirit. What does this all mean in context?
The Gates of the City are spiritual fathers that have grown in the Spirit and are heads of Households in the Culture of the Kingdom and are there to show the arrangement of the House of God to their own spiritual families and to exchange wisdom between other Fathers by the way they are able to solve complex problems within their families. They gather to protect the Body of Christ. The Form of the House, the Fashion of the House, the Operations of the House, the Ordinances of the House, and the Laws of the House, all constitute the Culture of the Kingdom. These men have learned to divide the soul from the Spirit and are not ignorant concerning the schemes of the enemy. This group according to Book of Psalms, are men with clean hands and a pure hearts, cleanse your hands your sinners and purify your hearts you double minded. David could not build the House of God because He had blood on his hands, he was a Man of War, but Solomon his son was a man of Peace, and ruled from a position of Rest, having all the Kingdoms and systems of the world and his soul subdued in peace during his reign.
When the “Gates of the City” come together, they prevent any form of demonic influence to be part of their agenda, they are men of peace but this is a Storming session, it is warfare of the highest level, it is a strategic assembly of men with no reputation meeting under common circumstances, to set protocols and administrative processes to maintain harmony in the Body of Christ. God the Father will only entrust this level of warfare to men who hate war but will lay down their lives for a peaceful out come. They value the relationship more than the thing being fought over, or who is being right or wrong, they are dead to reputation and had their ego’s seared when they walked through the baptism of fire. They are sons of God, and this is their Fathers business and they can only serve from a position of love, just like their Heavenly Father.
Jesus Christ said it like this, upon the revelation of the Father and the confession of the Sons of God, upon this rock (foundation), I will build my “Called Out” and the Gates of Hell (the counsel and wisdom of Satan)shall not prevail against them.
The time has come for the restoration of the House of God, it is time for Fathers to build Households that are accountable to each other, so that righteous rule can once again enter the City. So that Gates of the City can be restored. Many still do not want this and are resisting it, and mocking it in the Spirit. These are those that hold influencial places in the City because of the size of the buildings and the size of their Congregations but are prophetically blind and dull of spiritual wisdom. Woe to you, the axe has been laid at the root, your posterity has ended.
Eze 11: 1-3 Moreover the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of Jehovah's house, which looketh eastward: and behold, at the door of the gate five and twenty men; and I saw in the midst of them Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people. And he said unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise iniquity, and that give wicked counsel in this city;that say, The time is not near to build houses: this city is the caldron, and we are the flesh.
Grace & Peace