LESSONS ON BEING A DOORKEEPER
During a semi private prayer meeting this weekend, I
heard a couple things from the Lord and I felt a
hesitation in my spirit that I should share all. I was
trying to seek what He wanted me to do, when I was
called upon to share what I had received. I was
hesitant and didnt have a settled peace in sharing. But
because I felt pressure under the spotlight, I went
ahead and shared a matter of concern that I received. I
realized I should NOT have shared all of it until after
I had started, because it caused confusion, but instead
I should have waited to share it privately later. When
I tried to back out, it made the situation worse.
ANSWER TO MY PRAYER: As I was trying to back
out, two people at the very same time said out loud with
the same tone of voice, “Protect the body!” I realized
that it was my responsibility as a doorkeeper to share
what I had received. Part of what we do as doorkeepers,
is close the door on things that are unsafe among the
sheep. It was a fabulous confirmation that it was
acceptable to share my concern. However pastor and I
decided that the part that I wanted to hold back I could
share privately later.
LESSON: It was a very good lesson for me that
just because we receive something, doesnt mean it is the
right time and place to share it. I would have saved a
lot of personal remorse (afterwards) if I had simply not
said anything, waited and prayed about seeking a private
time to share it.
The following are really good scriptures on being a
"Enter by the narrow gate ; for wide is the gate and
broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there
are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate
and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there
are few who find it.
15 You Will Know Them by Their Fruits
(Matt 12:33; Luke 6:43-45) NKJV
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's
clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You
will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes
from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so,
every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears
bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor
can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does
not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the
fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
John 10:1-15 NKJV
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter
the sheepfold by the door , but climbs up some other
way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who
enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To
him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice;
and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before
them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his
voice. 5 Yet they will by no means follow a stranger,
but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice
of strangers." 6 Jesus used this illustration, but they
did not understand the things which He spoke to them.
Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say
to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who ever came
before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not
hear them. 9 I am the door . If anyone enters by Me, he
will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and
that they may have it more abundantly.
11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives
His life for the sheep. 12 But a hireling, he who is
not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees
the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the
wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The
hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not
care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and I
know My sheep, and am known by My own.
REVELATION: It occurred to me that the Lord was
sharing a deeper revelation about learning to be a
doorkeeper. Prior to this, we were breaking the curses
of witchcraft during prayer meeting and the Lord led me
to read the following out loud while all were praying.
At the exact moment, both pastor and I said “Righteousness”
at the same time. If I had not been so shocked and
stopped reading, we also would have said judgment
at the same time because he said the same two words back
to back in 2 sentences. This is the sentence I was
Ps 36:6 NKJV
Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your
judgments are a great deep;
PRAYER OVER CURSES FROM WITCHCRAFT
Ps 36:12 NLT
Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts.
They have no fear of God to restrain them. 2 In their
blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really
are. 3 Everything they say is crooked and deceitful.
They refuse to act wisely or do what is good. 4 They lie
awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their course of
action is never good. They make no attempt to turn from
5 Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the
heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. 6
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your
justice like the ocean depths. You care for people
and animals alike, O LORD. 7 How precious is your
unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the
shadow of your wings. 8 You feed them from the abundance
of your own house, letting them drink from your rivers
of delight. 9 For you are the fountain of life, the
light by which we see. 10 Pour out your unfailing love
on those who love you; give justice to those with honest
11 Don't let the proud trample me; don't let the
wicked push me around. 12 Look! They have fallen! They
have been thrown down, never to rise again.
STRONG WORD: Twice, the Lord was emphasizing His
Word to us through exact “in synch” spoken words by two
people at the same time. First through pastor and I:
Righteousness and Judgment, then another two
people, Protect the Body! As doorkeepers, we need
to wait upon the Lord carefully for confirmation as to
what and who passes through the door to the sheep.
Because the Lord is giving authority to judge and
judging without love, wisdom, discernment and knowledge
can become deadly.
OT:6666 tsedaqah (tsed-aw-kaw'); from OT:6663; rightness
(abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively
(justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively
KJV - justice, moderately, right (-eous) (act, -ly,
OT:4941 mishpat (mish-pawt'); from OT:8199; properly, a
verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced
judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree
(human or [participant's] divine law, individual or
collective), including the act, the place, the suit, the
crime, and the penalty; abstractly, justice, including a
participant's right or privilege (statutory or
customary), or even a style:
KJV - adversary, ceremony, charge, crime, custom,
desert, determination, discretion, disposing, due,
fashion, form, to be judged, judgment, just (-ice, -ly),
(manner of) law (-ful), manner, measure, (due) order,
ordinance, right, sentence, usest, worthy, wrong.
(Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and
Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary.
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RESTORING THE DOOR KEEPERS
BEING A DOOR KEEPER