Opening Effective Doors
Summit at Rocklands Centre, Simonstown, 18 October 2010
Encouragements to believe God to Open New Doors
Paul sits in prison chained to a guard and he prays for ‘effective doors’ to openfor spreading the message of the mystery of the Gospel that was entrusted tohim. What would you and I have prayed? Get me out of here?
Meanings of Open Doors
An open door is an entrance into new dimensions for an effective assault on the kingdom of darkness. An open door helps to obtain a legal entrance withauthority to operate in a new region of the spirit. An open door is a spiritualdocument of a higher order than earthly administration. It is a legitimateentrance into a new spiritual position that cannot be opposed! It is a greenlight to enter a nation!
Hilton and Kristofor prophesied over me that God would open new nations for me andthat I would even go to places I did not plan to go to!
The Lord led me in and out of Ghana without a visa. It is physically impossible todo something like that. The customs officer told me, ‘you can be arrested andput into prison’’ and yet he gave me the rubber stamp in my passport to allowme in and out of the country! It is supernatural because the heavenly visa isgreater than the earthly one.
Examples of Open Doors
Troas and Macedonia - II Cor 2:12, 13
To the Gentiles - Acts 14:27
To Ephesus - I Cor 16:9
Revelation of John - Rev 4:1
Cyrus- Isa 45:1
Facts about the opposition
The nature of the adversaries is in direct proportion to the quality of the entrance (I Cor 16:9). The Demonic response is measured by the importance ofthe door that opened in the spirit realm.
Facts about the new authority
Apostolic penetration into new realms transforms a nation’s economy, can bring political changes and displaces the principalities and ruling spirits of evil that have dominated a region. Apostolic authority establishes strong relationships that are formed in an instant – because they have the same spiritual frequency itseems as if they have known each other for many years. There is a resonance in the spirit that says, ’I know that sound! I hear that drum beat!’
Apostolic authority builds a powerful citadel in the spirit where unusual miracles are releases as signs to unbelievers that God is at work.
By training disciples a new army rises to take hold of the promises of God and tomanifest the wisdom of God in the earth through an accurate church.
The prevailing forces that accompany the apostolicreformation
Satanic systems and religious traditions cannot prevent the establishment of the new order according to the Open Door. The fresh revelation of God cannot bestopped. It is too consistent and authoritative. Like a hammer it breaks the flint rock in people’s hearts and destroys old mind-sets that limit people. Itbreaks down the walls of tradition that separates people from what God has instore for them. It comes down like the Berlin Wall!
Paul evangelised a whole region in Asia without attacking Diana or doing any prayer marches! He simply reasoned and persuaded some disciples for two years. Reasonmeans to build systematically with words until a new mind-set is formed.Persuasion literally means to brainwash. People have to be bombarded with newtruth until the old mind-sets are totally destroyed!
Previously Paul was forbidden by the Holy Spirit to enter Asia and he was diverted to Macedonia. The timing of God is important in spiritual matters.
When God opens a door it is ‘great and effective’.
But at the same time the ‘Sanhedrin’ will always want to kill the apostles of the new order. The old always persecutes the new like Cain persecuted Abel or like Esaupersecuted Jacob.
Gamaliel warned the Pharisees that if the work of the apostles is from God that no onecan stop it. In his address he describes the secret of reformation.
Three principles of reform
1. Truth and accuracy is not a man’s opinion but the purpose of God revealed
2. Judgement comes onto false doctrines and false apostles and their efforts self-destruct