Sleeping With the Enemy, pt. 6
In biblical times there were watchmen and gatekeepers to keep fortified cities safe from invasion. The watchman sat high upon a wall or in a tower, so he could see when an enemy was appraoching from afar off. His job was very imporant to the safety of the king and all those who lived in the city. He had to stay woke all night long, because the night watch was the most critical one. If he saw someone coming, he informed the gatekeeper so that all the gates to the city would be closed in order to prevent their invasion and subsequent demise.
There are five gates to the city of your heart. Each opening in your body is a gateway, and what you allow in those gatges is what will invade and capture the city. You must protect your eyegates, eargagtes, nosegate, mouthgate, and the gate to your sexual organ. Gates were made for protection, but if our gates are left open and unattended properly, the enemy will enter and try to destroy us.
Doorways/Gateways-There are 5 gates to the city. They are:
Television, ungodly music, unhealthy relationships (2 Cor. 6:14-18), childhood traumatic experiences (2 Sam. 4:4) This includes abandonment, death, rejection, physical & sexual abuse, etc) James 1:12-15
Disobedience and rebellion is #1doorway Satan uses to enter the life of a Believer. #2 is UNFORGIVENESS which leads to most unexplainable sickness and diseases.
1. Eyegate-what we see. (Pictures, movies, videos, images, subliminal suggestion, etc.
Walt Disney created Disney World to attract children. Michael Jackson did the same thing too. (Don’t sacrifice your children to the god of Molech Leviticus 18:21)
Since Disney World was built in Orlando, it has been declared the Porn Capital of the World. The spirit of perversion is the ruling territorial principality over Orlando because Walt Disney was a pedophile and a 33rd degree Freemason. Pay close attention to the extreme use of sexuality in Disney characters and the accelerated use of witchcraft and homosexuality now being portrayed in Disney movies, and the cartoons also. Make sure you are monitoring what your kids watch on TV.
2 Eargate-what we hear. (Sounds, high-pitched sounds, noises, tones, voices, music, talks, gossip, etc.)
3. Mouthgate-What goes into our mouth. (Drugs, foods, drinks, poisonous chemicals, cigarettes and other unauthorized objects, body parts & fluids, saliva, blood, gossip, cursing, etc)
4. Nosegate-What goes in our nose. (Drugs, smoke, chemicals, vapors, etc.)
5. Sexual organs-What goes into our body through vagina/anus. (Body fluids, drugs, chemicals, objects, food, animals, etc.)
The role of the Gatekeeper and the Watchman. Gates-Opens and closes to lock things in, or keep things out. The gatekeeper is the Holy Spirit.
Watchman: "Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. (Ezekiel 3:17) Holy Spirit and spirit-filled pastors tell the Believer what is coming, to warn them of impending danger.
"Now the gatekeepers were Shallum and Akkub and Talmon and Ahiman and their relatives (Shallum the chief being stationed until now at the king's gate to the east). These were the gatekeepers for the camp of the sons of Levi. Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his relatives of his father's house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of the tent; and their fathers had been over the camp of the LORD, keepers of the entrance." (I Chronicles 9:17)
If you do not have the Holy Spirit, you don't have an internal gatekeeper, so you will need an external one, such as a spirit-filled pastor or spiritual mother of father. You will need someone in your life who will tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth about your sins, and will hold you accountable. Gatekeepers were vital to the success of the Children of Israel and they are critically important to Believers now. A good gatekeeper and watchman is essential to your spiritual development and growth. Those who will not submit to anyone's leadership are lone rangers and in great danger, because when, (not if) the wolf (Devourer) comes, he will catch you by yourself and devour you.
Close every gate that you may have opened to allow the enemy access to your life by confessing and repenting of your sins. If you allow the enemy to use you privately, he will embarrass you publicly. If you don't get serious about what you are secretly struggling with, the enemy will use it to torment and eventually expose you. Find a spirit-filled leader who you can trust and began to come clean about the sin and iniquity in your life. Do it now, before it is too late.
Once you close every doorway, then by no means open them again. The bible says, "flee fornication" and mortify the deeds of the flesh. This means "kill it" before it kills you.