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September 13, 2017 at 4:01 pm #6301
“The Doorway Stands Open Before You”
by Daneen Bottler, Portland, OR
Recently, the Holy Spirit brought me into a vision of an open, grassy field with lots of wild flowers growing in it. Right in the middle of this grassy field stood this wooden doorway. It was made of a simple wood-frame and had a wooden threshold without a door attached to it. You could see from one side to the other, as well as all the way around it. There was nothing ornate or special about this doorway. It was very simple without any extra decorative features. I then heard the Lord say, “The doorway stands open before you. The threshold is waiting to be crossed.”
A Vision of the Door on the Doorway
The vision shifted and I saw a crowd of thousands of people. All of the people stood together in this field and simply stared at the doorway; it was as if they were paralyzed in fear. Then after a couple of minutes, a some took a couple steps toward the doorway, but were hesitant to go any farther. A couple brave ones then managed to get up close to the threshold of the doorway, yet couldn’t bring themselves to cross it and retreated back to their place in the crowd.
Many started to discuss the doorway. Some thought this to be a strange place for a doorway to be, so they didn’t think it was a good idea to cross it. Some thought that its design was too simple to be of any significance, so they didn’t want to bother with it. Others were scared of it and they thought to themselves, “I think this is a trick. The land seems to appear the same on the other side.” Some decided that this doorway was too good to be true; they questioned, “How did it get here? What is its purpose? Who made this doorway?”
As these conversations and different kinds of thinking were working their way through the crowd, I watched as they created a big door that attached itself to the open doorway and then closed. The enemy had used their fears of the future, with unbelief and critical thoughts against them, by tricking them into creating a door to attach to and close the doorway, so that the threshold could not be crossed. The door on the doorway was of the crowds own making, and they were deceived into thinking that the doorway was now closed.
The Lord again drew my attention to the simplicity of the doorway. As I looked at it closer, I realized that this doorway was made of the material from the Cross, His Cross. As this realization hit me, I knew what this doorway was; it was the doorway of simple, yet powerful, mountain-moving childlike faith. It was rugged not smooth, simple not ornate, hidden yet revealed; yet once the threshold of this doorway was crossed, everything changed.
Childlike faith not only believes that the impossible is possible, but it trusts the Father without explanation and obeys the Father’s voice with love as its motivation, not fear. It is not ruled by finite thinking or past experiences, it is not weighed down by the values or problems of the world, but it operates out of the realm of love and eternal perspective, while completely tied to a deep trust in God, a loving Father, who delights to give good things to His children.
The Doorway is Open!
I heard the voice of the Lord again, “The doorway is before you and it stands open. No man can close what I have opened. The threshold is waiting to be crossed. Cross the threshold.”
This new move of God, this glory fire awakening that God is doing in the earth, is something we have never known before. The Lord is bringing us into new understanding and encounters with His nature. Our minds and mindsets need to be renewed by the Spirit. The culture of the day has begun to influence the way many see, think and feel, and the Lord is recalibrating us to see, think and feel as He does, and to bring us back to our first love. He wants to remind us of who we are, who He is, and the mission of seeing the earth filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord and being completely reconciled to His heart.
Be strong and courageous, beloved! Renounce any agreement with fear, unbelief or a critical spirit. It’s time to step out of the crowd and cross the threshold into this new place with the Father. The land on the other side of the threshold is rich and bountiful, and it is yours to live in. You are invited to live in the realm of, “With God ALL THINGS are possible,” and you are invited to walk in complete surrender to the Father just as Jesus did.
As you cross the threshold into childlike faith, you will begin to become the history makers – the ones who move mountains, raise the dead, heal the sick, cast out demons, discover new inventions and Kingdom solutions, and even change the course of nations. You are about to step beyond your limitations into His fullness.
Receive what the Lord is saying to you, “The doorway is before you and it stands open. No man can close what I have opened. The threshold is waiting to be crossed. Cross the threshold.” (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Daneen Bottler is a recognized prophetic voice for this generation. She and her husband, Ty, serve as the Senior Associate Leaders at Father’s House, in Portland, Oregon, where she also oversees the prophetic and prayer ministries. Her passion is to see the glory of God displayed through His sons and daughters walking in their God given power and authority, seeing transformation happen everywhere they go. She and her husband recently released the worship album, Revealed, which is a prophetic call for the Church to rise and shine with the glory of God. Daneen has had the privilege of speaking and ministering at various churches and conferences throughout the Northwest, lending her prophetic voice to bringing unity within the Body of Christ, and seeing His Kingdom come.
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