Understanding Spiritual Gates and Open Heavens
“Continuing in Isaiah 45:1, we read, “So that the gates will not be shut.” Psalm 24 encourages us that we can ascend into the habitation, mountain, or holy place of the Lord (vv. 3-4). Although this book is the third of the Seer Trilogy, it was written as a standalone book. If you have not read book two of the trilogy, Unlocking the Hidden Mysteries of the Seer Anointing II; The Blessings of Psalm 24, I encourage you to read it to grasp the fullness of the revelation in reference to spiritual gates and the blessing of the Father. From there we can be given the grace and heavenly authority to shake the windows or doors of heaven until they are opened. It’s important for us to understand this verse: “So that the gates will not be shut.” The Hebrew word translated “gates” here is different than the word translated “two-leaved gates” or “double doors” we looked at earlier in the verse.
The word translated “gates” here means an opening. For example, it could be a door or a gate, specifically the gate to a strong or well guarded city or the gate to a fortified city or a fortified door; but it can also mean a gate or port. Today we might call supernatural gates like these portals. Perhaps you might be thinking that terminology is new age jargon? No, everything the occult operates in is a counterfeit of the real Kingdom—the Kingdom of Heaven. The new age and the occult operate in spiritual truth, laws, and/or principles that were stolen from the Kingdom of God. The issue becomes that the truth is twisted and there is a perversion of God’s precious and beautiful spiritual truths (Genesis 3:1). You see, the devil is a liar and the father of lies and deception (John 8:44; 1 John 3:8). So it’s not new age, it’s scriptural. There are portals like this in the heavenly realms. Some prefer to “Christianize” it and call it open heavens; it makes them feel more comfortable. The Bible refers to openings into the spiritual realms like this as doors, gates, or windows of heaven. Revelation 4:1, John 1:51, Genesis 7:11, Genesis 8:2, 2 Kings 7:19, Malachi 3:10, Luke 3:21, Psalm 78:23, Mark 7:34, Acts 10:11, and Revelation 19:11 are just a few references to this scriptural dynamic.
The thing I want you to see is that gates like this are continually open over some people’s lives. Do you know some people that prosper no matter what happens? Abraham, after Melchizedek spoke a blessing over him, lived under an open heaven. Everything that he touched prospered. Some people are like that; if you give them lemons they make lemonade—it doesn’t matter what happens in their life, they prosper from it. That’s because they have this type of spiritual dynamic operating in their lives; they are living under an open heaven. The grace of God rests upon them.”
- Unlocking the Hidden Mysteries of the Powers of the Age to Come (Kevin Basconi)