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Heavenly Portals

28.04.2020, Daniel Glimm

We as God's people are in the month of transition, connected with the biblical month ‘Iyar/Siw’ and the tribe of Issachar, which is why I would like to go into the meaning of portals and gateways.
This month ‘Iyar/Siw’ is the connecting month between the month of Passover and the month of Shavuot/Pentecost. It was the men of the tribe of Issachar who recognized the times and advised the people of Israel what to do (cf. 1 Chronicles 12:32).
1 Chronicles 12:32:
… 32 from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do – 200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command; …
The Capability of the Tribe of Issachar
It is the ‘sons of the tribe of Issachar’ who, through their skill, know how to keep open a ‘membrane’ of time so that the things God reveals can be seen and brought to manifestation.
This is about the effect of eternity on temporary time. The Word of God clarifies this when it says ‘when the time was fulfilled’ or ‘on the day of the Lord’ (cf. Luke 9:51; Mark 1:15; Galatians 4:4; Revelation 1:10).
Luke 9:51:
51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
Mark 1:15:
15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Galatians 4:4:
4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, …
Revelation 1:10:
10 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, …
These scriptures refer to the alignment of time (note: time of eternity and temporary time). It is the ability of Issachar to understand the times of God and thereby gain access to them. In order to gain access to time, it is first essential to acknowledge that God has already placed eternity in the heart of man (cf. Ecclesiastes 3:11a).
Ecclesiastes 3:11a:
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; …
This is also underlined by the statement of Jesus, who said that the Kingdom of God is in us (cf. Luke 17:21).
Luke 17:21:
… 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst (note: within you).”
The time frame of ‘Iyar/Siw’ contains among other things the call to understand God's mysteries, His nature and His times, because the LORD revealed Himself to the people of Israel in this time frame as YAHWEH – RAPHA (note: ‘The LORD, your healer.’ cf. Exodus 15:26), YAHWEH – ROI/JAIRA (note: ‘The LORD, your shepherd/provider.’) => Manna and quails were given to the people of Israel; cf. Exodus 16), YAHWEH – NISSI (note: ‘The LORD, your banner of victory.” cf. Exodus 17:15).
The Joy of God to Reveal Himself
It is the desire of God to reveal Himself to those who sincerely seek Him, love His appearance and practice the watchfulness of the Spirit (cf. Matthew 7:7; Matthew 13:11-12 i.c.w. Hebrews 11:6).
Matthew 7:7:
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Matthew 13:11-12:
11 He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.
12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.
Hebrews 11:6:
6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
As already mentioned above, the biblical month ‘Iyar/Siw’ can be seen as a portal that carries mysteries within itself, including the existence of portals, doors and gateways that are connected with the heavenly and earthly realm. Being in a portal can be evident by the fact that its presence feels like an open heaven.
What is Meant by a Heavenly Portal?
=> The Bible uses this expression in a spiritual context as an ‘exit for crossing back and forth and for transporting ‘products’ that are sent between two locations. Spiritually speaking, this happens between two worlds.’

Supernatural portals transport and bring invisible ‘products’ to earth to materialize in the natural realm for the purpose of being used by mankind.

The word ‘exit’ includes the process of ‘export’, which can be connected with two levels (note: sender's field and receiver's field).

The united prayers of the saints on earth are taken to heaven, where they are transformed for the blessings that respond with the ‘products’ of the Creator Spirit (cf. Revelation 8:3).

These spiritual ‘products’ are destined for the earth, so the Lord established portals/gates in eternity as points of departure and entry to deliver them to the earth (cf. Micah 5:2-3; Isaiah 48:16-17).

It is ascribed to heavenly portals that they function just like the sun when it completes its tour and returns to the position of dawn or sunrise.

It is said that the portals of God go out from the east and turn. The metaphor of the sun's tour explains that the portals of the spiritual realm have times to rise and move within.

Spiritual portals/gates are similar to what is nowadays called channels or pipelines (cf. Zechariah 4:12). The spiritual portals of the ancient world were understood as places, ports or docks of divine export, from where something was sent and destined for another place. For this very reason, this makes them an open and closed mouth.

Another mouth connection that connects spiritual gates with the prophetic is that the mouth is seen as an opening for the spoken word, which the prophets, for example, use for prophecy.

If their prophecies are in the mind of God, they serve as so-called conveyors of the eternal and spiritual products of heaven, which are destined for this world and are transported on the wind of the Spirit (note: Holy Spirit and God's angels).
All this is initiated and created through prophecy. This process is supported by the truth that Jesus Christ is the Word of God and His testimony is the Spirit of prophecy (cf. John 1:14; Revelation 19:10e).

In addition, a portal/gate is generally a gate, well, dam or course in the form of a track (note: keep course).

In relation to becoming human life, a portal is related to a generated family line and the release of human life from God to earth (note: e.g. through a birth).

Furthermore, spiritual portals/gates are supported by the spiritual heavenly pillars (cf. Psalm 89:15).
When prophets see portals in the Spirit (Revelation 4:1), they understand that the Lord, as Creator, provides entry and exit points in each area so that His spiritual beings can enter and leave as needed.

Portals/gates are seen in Scripture as sources of light, illumination and blessing. They can, for example, set free cheerfulness, provision and prosperity (cf. Malachi 3:10).

They are the portals of God, which are equated with what olive trees produce, which is the shining anointing oil that reflects light (cf. Zechariah 4:12). This is why the sunlight that shines on the earth can be used as an example of a portal, because it reflects a link between heaven and earth that opens at certain times. Through intercessory prayer and other actions of spiritual processes and righteousness, portals over life can be opened or kept open.

Based on the human body, in conjunction with the people of Israel and the blood of the Lamb, who is Jesus Christ, the hands and forehead form a portal or door (cf. Exodus 12:7 i.c.w. Exodus 13:9). This principle is also reinforced by the statement of Jesus who spoke of Himself as the door, since He died on the cross as the Lamb of God, thus enabling people to enter into the true freedom of the Sons of God (cf. John 10:9 i.c.w. Romans 8:21; Galatians 5:1a).
<= (The set text in ‘=>’ is based on a part excerpt from ‘The Prophet`s Dictionary’ by Paula A. Price, Ph. D.; pages 386-389)
Thus a heavenly portal is a spherical opening of light that provides divine protection and through which the angels and heavenly beings can come and go.

The Lord has brought portals into existence with the purpose that they have their origin in the third heaven to form a channel through the second heaven with the purpose of opening up on earth. Here Jesus Christ as the door, the way, the truth and the life forms the basis for the legitimate spiritual intervention and spiritual exchange between heaven and earth and vice versa (cf. John 10:9; John 14:6).
John 10:9:
9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.
John 14:6:
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The following verses reveal the existence of heavenly portals clearly as shown:

Psalm 24:7:
7 Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

Psalm 78:23:
23 Yet he gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens; …

Proverbs 8:34:
34 Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.

John 1:51:
51 He then added, “Very truly I tell you, you will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’ the Son of Man.”

Revelation 4:1-2a:
1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
2 At once I was in the Spirit, …

Based on Revelation 4:1-2a i.c.w. John 14:6 it is in the will of the Heavenly Father that we are invited, through His Son Jesus Christ, to enter and walk legally in this realm of the government of God (cf. Colossians 3:1-3).

Colossians 3:1-3:
1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
When God opens His portals of heaven at a certain point in time, there is an exchange of spiritual forces, just as Jacob experienced when he was on his way to Harran and came to a place where a portal of heaven was revealed to him in a dream, through which the angels of God ascended and descended (cf. Genesis 28:10-12).
Genesis 28:10-12:
10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran.
11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.
12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
This portal was established because Jacob had placed a certain stone, a covenant stone (note: symbol for Jesus Christ; cf. 1 Peter 2:6-8) under his head, which formed the foundation of his upcoming altar, which he built on the basis of revelation (cf. Genesis 28:16-19).
1 Peter 2:6-8:
6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” (cf. Isaiah 28:16)
7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” (cf. Psalm 118:22)
8 and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” (cf. Isaiah 8:14) They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.
Genesis 28:16-19:
16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”
17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”
18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.
19 He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz.
Based on the encounter of God with Jacob we can see that portals are consecrated places that are connected with revelation or the visitation of God. They are places where one is in the right place at the right time in the center of God's will, so that the Lord reveals legal heavenly access.
This also appears to happen again some time later with Jacob when he was in Mahanaim (Genesis 32:1-2).
Genesis 32:1-2:
1 Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
2 When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim (note: two camps).
There are phases in our lives in which the Lord asks us to go to a certain place because He wants to reveal Himself to us, in order to use the existing spiritual heritage in the ground to meet us in a new way and to unlock the connected blessing of heaven in us.
This is also revealed by the change of location of Elijah, who went to Mount Horeb, where God met him (cf. 1 Kings 19:7-8.11-13).
1 Kings 19:7-8.11-13:
7 The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”
8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. …
11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.
12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
The Existence of Heavenly Portals

Even today, there are heavenly portals on earth, which must be recognized in the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the form of the gift of discernment of spirits, in order to respond to them with sensitivity and allow God to act as He desires.

The adversary tries to block these places of the portals of heaven by trying to seduce believers in Christ, so that they get diminished to look at places only with an earthly or secular view (note: two-dimensional), instead of recognizing these places from a three-dimensional perspective (note: spiritual view) and acting accordingly.

Here the renewing of the mind and the cleansing of our conscience through the blood of Christ is of special importance in order to act according to the will of God in faith (cf. Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:23 i.c.w. Hebrews 9:14).

Romans 12:2:
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world (note: two-dimensional), but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will (three-dimensional) is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Ephesians 4:23:
… 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; …
Hebrews 9:14:
14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
False Portals

Unfortunately, while many in the New Age movement acknowledge the existence of portals, the portals they recognize are those of the second heaven, the area where the prince of this world reigns (cf. Ephesians 2:2 i.c.w. 2 Corinthians 4:4). Many mistakenly believe that they hear from God, when in reality they are being deceived by a counterfeit.

These are openings of the spirit realm, where the prince of the air reigns and illegally grants people access to the realm of the spirit, which is not linked to the third heaven and is thus ‘traveled’ by the power of the soul.

When the prophet Daniel lived in Babylon, he met high-ranking angels (note: Gabriel and Michael) who had to fight with principalities that stood in their way in the spiritual realm (cf. Daniel 10:20-21).

Daniel 10:20-21:
20 So he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? Soon I will return to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I go, the prince of Greece will come;
21 but first I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. (No one supports me against them except Michael, your prince.)

Since the ‘prince of Persia’ from the spirit realm ruled the nation, the portal to the third heaven was blocked, similar to a faucet where the inflow is blocked by lime, so that little or no water can flow through.

As saints, it is our mission to reclaim these places with prayer, just as it is hidden in Daniel 10:21, so that the angels of the LORD will not be stopped.
The Keys to Open the Portals of Heaven

One of the important keys to experiencing an open portal of heaven is obedience to the Word of God and the guidance of His Holy Spirit as well as the renewing of the mind and subsequent action in faith in the form of acts of righteousness.

Doing the right thing at the right time, in the right place, with the right people, will almost certainly result in heaven opening and the presence of God settling down to experience His presence and fulfill the Lord's commission (cf. Acts 2:1-4).

Acts 2:1-4:
1 When the day of Pentecost (note: Shavuot) came, they were all together in one place.
2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
(note: This teaching is based on a revelatory insight of John Paul Jackson.†)
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm