Revelation 3:7-8, Psalms 24:7, Psalms 78:23, Isaiah 6:1, Isaiah 6:4, Nahum 1:9, Hebrews 10:35-39
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,
‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens. I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it, for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name (Revelation 3:7-8).
He opens doors and He shuts doors. The Lord is your doorkeeper. Psalms 24:7, it says, “Lift up your heads, O ye gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory will come in.” Psalms 78:23 says, “You have opened the doors of heaven unto us.” The Lord is our doorkeeper.
The search for open doors comes during seasons of transition, discomfort, or even inspiration. The thing about transition is that it is an awkward place. We want God to open and shut doors in episodes of our lives but when you’re in between one place and another, you find yourself looking for that open door. You can’t get from where you are to where you want to be unless you go through a door. Sometimes we think that when we have to make a transition that it’s got to be a long journey. The truth is, God can set a door in your life even at this moment and you can transition out of one place and walk through the door into a whole new place in a moment.
You can be in a room of brokenness one minute and just one step away from brokenness to wholeness in a moment’s time. All it takes is a door. You can be in a place of sorrow and grief one moment, and God can make the transition where you walk through the door to a place of joy and peace and contentment. All it takes is one step to access it and everything in that room changes.
Doors in the Bible are very important. Open doors give you access to something. Shut doors means you don’t have access. The Lord is your doorkeeper. He opens doors and He shuts doors. And if you trust Him, He’s going to let you have the access to His plan and His purpose for your life.
Sometimes a shut door is for protection, but sometimes a shut door is for privacy. He opens doors to give you access to something or someone. Almost all sin can be traced to an open door that you opened to someone or something that moved into your life because you opened the door. There are some doors that need to open for you, some places you’re supposed to be, and some things you’re supposed to do. You need access to do these things. Let me proclaim proclaiming over your life that the Lord is your doorkeeper. “Behold, I set before you an open door and no man can shut it.”
God’s Protection and Provision
1. For your protection
The destroyer may be assigned to your home to destroy it and you may be fearful of what the destroyer would love to do to your little family. But I’m proclaiming protection over your family and over your life. Don’t you let fear torment you. Don’t let the enemy tell you something happened and it’s going to come back and haunt you again. The Lord is your doorkeeper and He’s watching your house.
2. Sometimes God moves the door
Since the Lord is our doorkeeper, sometimes He moves the door and when He speaks, the door moves. There are some people God does not want to have access to you and yours anymore. God can come with a word and at the sound of His voice the doorposts move. It was here. Sometimes God moves the door and now they don’t have access. Every open door to someone matters.
Have you ever opened the door to someone and wished you hadn’t? I’ve discovered every time God gives a significant word, my door moves. And if some people have access to you, they will cause you to abort what God wants you to give birth to. They’ll rob you of your faith
3. Sometimes, the new door brings new challenges
The people you surround yourself with in transition is critical. You need people who call you to your highest place, people around you who modify your behavior for the better. You need people who don’t take you down the wrong road.
4. Sometimes, new open doors mean new neighbors
When you go through an open door it is very likely that you will find yourself in a new place. When this happens, it is a guarantee that new people are coming into your life. Blessing people, spirit people. You had a lot of flesh people before but now you need some spirit people. Power relationships. Kingdom connections.
5. God can shut the door to poverty and open the door to prosperity.
This year doesn’t have to be like every other year. Why don’t you just say, “Lord, I believe You’re opening brand new doors, brand new people, brand new resources into my life.”
6. There is a door to joy
The resurrection door was ‘joy door.’ God opened the door and no man can shut it.
- Are there some doors you need the Lord to close in this season of life?
- Are there some doors or a door that you need the Lord to open in this season of life?
- Looking back, can you see seasons of your life when God opened or closed doors that made all the difference?
- Are there doors the Lord is challenging you to close, but you are struggling with that closing?
Finish by saying these words: “The Lord is my doorkeeper. I boldly declare that a new door is opening before me that no man can shut and old doors are closing and no man can open them. I boldly declare what the pastor preached I receive by faith; that in the name of Jesus, at the word of the Lord, the door has moved and what used to have access does not have access anymore. The Lord is my doorkeeper and the destroyer will not have this marriage, this home, this family, these children, this business, or these resources. I see a door and I’m moving from brokenness to wholeness, from poverty to blessing, from sickness to health, in Jesus’ mighty name.”