Greetings in the matchless Name of Jesus – the Lion of Judah!
It is our privilege as a cloud of witnesses on earth to see in our times, in our days, chapters of Revelation unfold – a panoramic exposure of biblical episodes foretold. We are literally living in the ‘last days.’ Soon and very soon we are going to see the King. I believe in biblical rapture. In the mean while portals have opened, are opening and will open in the ‘soon and very soon.’
This is going to be a series (God-willing) on ‘Portal Time Traveler.’ Are you ready? Fasten your seat belts…
The Bible abounds with references to portals, doors that were opened between God and His people. These portals, gates, entrances, road maps into God’s presence, pathways that connect the Heavenly and earthly realms, openings in heaven that reach the earth, supernatural travels are no more a mystery but a commonplace reality.
Importantly, on one hand, open portals release the power and presence of God and angelic activity to fulfil His plans and purposes individually and corporately and on the other hand, to prepare the Bride for His soon coming return. The prophets partner with angels in symphony, to encourage, exhort, comfort, build, prophesy in church settings, cities, nations, globally releasing mandates and mantles to spearhead God’s plans and purposes.
Satan on the contrary seeks to counterfeit God’s ways, opening portals to influence mankind negatively and destructively, in order to thwart God’s plans and purposes.
Let us reflect on one such Portal – The Portal of Thanksgiving and Praise. that is always accessible – a portal right into the presence of God, through corporate or singular praise.
Psalm 22:3; Psalm 100;
Psalm 22:3 “…you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel…”
Psalm 100 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his, we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
How are we going to worship the Lord through this portal?
– With the understanding that the Lord is God, He is good loving and faithful and we belong to Him. This understanding ushers us through the portal of thanksgiving for what He has done and praise for who He is. And that would supernaturally take us to throne to bow before Him in the silence of worship. The Father seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth John 4:23.
For you who would like to make your life naturally supernatural
– Your first step: Enter the Portal of Thanksgiving and Praise.
Psalm 34:1. I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
How often? – Continually.
Come into his presence with thanksgiving in your heart and give Him praise – that is very good, but incomplete until we worship at the throne in spirit and in truth.
Portals of Praise depict the heart of the psalmist, the prophet and others as well as they endeavor to bring forth heartfelt, spirit-led thanksgiving praise and worship.
How does God respond?
He throws wide open the windows of heaven with superabundance upon the earth.
Psalm 84:4 How blessed are those who make Your house their home, who live with You; they are constantly praising You.
Psalm 67:5-6. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
Let this month be, ‘Begin the Begin’ or ‘Let’s start at the very Beginning’ – A very good place to start. Enter the Portal of Thanksgiving and Praise. Future Portals will follow in the series.
Much love in Jesus, the King of Glory!