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'THE GATE OF HEAVEN'

 
By Gene Johnson
3-21-2006
 
Genesis 28:10-22  Psalms 24:7-10
 
Jacob was a real con man and manipulator before his close encounter with the Living God at Bethel. It was while sleeping with his natural mind at rest and out of the way that the ladder of heaven came down and the angels appeared and that God spoke to Jacob affirming the covenant to him that He had with his fathers. It was only after waking up that he realized the gravity of what had happened. He said, ''Surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it''. And he was afraid and said, ''How awesome is this place! This is the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!''
 
Before this his determination in life was to make things go his way on his own terms. After this powerful encounter with God things changed for him and in him. It was here at Bethel that he decided to make the God of his fathers his own personal God. It is here that he anointed the stone with oil and made a vow of commitment to the Lord.
 
We all must be seeking the Lord to move us to the next level of Glory in His plan for our lives. Trying to make it happen however through selfish ambition and our own tenacity is only the arm of the flesh flexing it's willfulness. This will only delay the true process of God proving His will for us. Like Jacob sometimes we just need to relax in our waiting on God, even sleep peacefully. God will come in His own timing to wake us up to His will and purposes. When He does we will never be the same!
 
 
+++NEW BETHEL+++
 
 
OPEN WIDE THE PORTALS
 
SWING WIDE THE GATES
 
OPEN UP, OH EVERLASTING DOORS
 
MAKE WAY FOR THE KING
 
THE KING OF GLORY, THE LORD
 
 
LIFT UP YOUR HEADS, OH YE GATES
 
LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS, OH YE DOORS
 
LIFT UP YOUR EYES PAST THE HILLS
 
YOUR HELPER WILL COME TO RESTORE
 
 
LOWER DOWN THE LADDERS
 
LET THE LADDERS COME DOWN
 
ANGELS ASCENDING AND DESCENDING
 
MYRIAD ANGELS ALL AROUND
 
 
HEAVEN AND EARTH MET TOGETHER
 
A NEW BETHEL, FINALLY FOUND
 
THE GATE OF HEAVEN,  HOLY GROUND!
 
 
GENE JOHNSON (COPYRIGHT 2006)
 
 
Trying to make things happen will only hinder us in achieving the goals of God.

 

 

 

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