Do you want quick access into his courts?
Time to Enter the Gates and Access the Courts
I woke up this morning hearing the LORD speak this scripture in my ear.
“This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation,” Psalms 118:20-21.
Then He also spoke this one in Psalm 100:4 to me, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.”
What God was saying to me was that, He wanted us to know that this was not just a song that David sang, but He was letting us know that the way through His gates and into the courts is to be thankful and praise him for what he has already done!
I was asking him to show me his courts last night and that is what he spoke as I woke up this morning. He said, “If you want to get quick access to the court of the King, then enter in giving the King praise and have a thankful heart and mind!”
Stop coming in complaining about what is going on in the earth, because that will keep you earthbound and He already knows it!
He is looking for a people who will come in proclaiming his praises so that He can come into the earth and fix all the messes!
We are the Gates to Earth
You see, thankfulness causes you to praise, which in-turn gives you access to the courts of heaven, which will cause heaven to react to the situations in earth!
In fact, the Word says that we are the gates, in Psalm 24.6-8 “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.”
Just think as you lift your head up in thankfulness and praise, you then become the gate that will cause the King, who is mighty in battle into your situation!
I call this “Quick access to the courts, who then rules on your behalf and the LORD who is mighty in battle comes into your situation in earth!”
Oh glory to God,what a deal! I don’t have to fight, I have to praise!
Now come on somebody, that is something to be thankful for!
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.