I HEARD, “IT IS TIME TO ENTER THE GATE REMARKABLE”
I had a black and white dream recently which is very rare. I believe it is because of the importance of what I heard. Black and white, signifying “stark truth” that should have no distractions. In the dream there were two men in robes standing by a large gate. It was not a gate that had doors, it seemed to be a wooden arch. I could see that they were talking, but I could not hear them. As they stood there, I heard the Lord say, “It is time to enter the gate remarkable.”
I immediately began to question, “Lord, I’ve never heard of a gate named “Remarkable” in scripture, and I don’t even think the word “remarkable” is in scripture! The only gate I remember hearing with a name is the gate “Beautiful.” He responded, “Look it up.”
I immediately got up and it was just as I thought, no reference to a gate named “Remarkable” and the word “remarkable” is not in scripture. Then I heard, “Look up the meaning of remarkable.”
The word “remarkable” in Webster’s dictionary means “worthy of being or likely to be noticed especially as being uncommon or extraordinary.” Some of the synonyms are: exceptional, amazing, astonishing, astounding, marvelous, wonderful, incredible, phenomenal, awesome, wondrous. Well, certainly there are many accounts in the Bible of people being astonished and amazed at the miracles that were experienced!
I wondered if there were any Hebrew or Greek words that meant remarkable. I looked at the scriptures with some of the synonyms, and then the meanings in Strong’s Concordance and in Thayer’s Greek Lexicon. The meanings included: paradox – contrary to opinion or expectation, marked, notable, appear, being seen, amazed out of one’s senses. Seeing God and being brought through the gate into the realm where He is, amazed beyond our “ordinary” senses…remarkable!
I searched the scriptures for noteworthy gates, to see if there were any that could be construed to be “remarkable.” I was surprised to see that the Abrahamic covenant included a reference to gate:
That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; [Gen 22:17 KJV]
We are to possess the gate of our enemies, and Jesus said the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church! (Matt. 16:18)
Certainly the gate of heaven mentioned in Jacob’s encounter was remarkable, where a portal was opened and he saw angels ascending and descending. (Gen. 28:12)
In the original Hebrew text, the word “gate” means an opening, and the root word means to split or open! When we see, or sense, an opening – a gate or door – in the spirit, it is time to go through and possess the land! Seeing Kingdom with eyes of faith empowers and equips us to go forward and possess!
THE GATE BEAUTIFUL
I kept being drawn to the account in Acts Chapter 3 of the Gate Beautiful. This is where Peter and John go to the temple to pray at the ninth hour. There was a man who was laid there daily to beg for alms (charity donations), lame from his mother’s womb. The doorway where he lay was called the gate Beautiful. When Peter and John appeared, the man asked alms of them. Then what happened?
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted [him] up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God: And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. [Act 3:4-10 KJV]
Wonder and amazement; remarkable! The root of the word “Beautiful” in the original language means belonging to the right hour or season; “high time” I hear it is high time to enter the gate remarkable! This is a year of new beginnings, the season and hour to continually shift through into the “remarkable” gate, the gate where we are led by the Spirit of God and follow His leading in ways not yet seen! There are angels on assignment to assist us, and gates will open supernaturally, as in Acts Chapters 12 and 16. I hear the Lord say, ”Raise your level of expectation. Where is your faith? Am I not a God who can do ALL THINGS? I desire to fill all things with My glory.” This is a time for great faith; remarkable faith…leaving the realm of complacency, comfort and unbelief and entering into the eternal (that which was and is and is to come), the realm of the heretofore unknown, where the Ever Living Eternal One desires to make Himself known!
The miracle at the Gate Beautiful was the first apostolic miracle! We are in a year of alignment to God’s Kingdom order and the Lord desires to be seen and souls to be saved. What happened after the miracle? As the bystanders were in wonder and amazement at the miracle, Peter preached to the crowd that the miracle came through faith in the Name of Jesus (His authority) – that Jesus is the Holy One, the Prince of Life, raised to life from the dead, that it was necessary to repent and be converted, to receive Jesus Christ – and another 5,000 was added to the church! This is a season where we will see remarkable miracles by the remarkable power of God through faith in Jesus Christ that will bring about a remarkable harvest of souls.
Expect that God wants to do remarkable things in the days ahead and enter through the gate of faith, the gate where we leave behind our mental reasonings and look to the Lord into the realm of the extraordinary, the remarkable. It is time to see multitudes translated from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son! (Col. 1:13)
WHAT I HEAR THE LORD SAYING
I am hearing the Lord say, “Do not be bound by common sense or fear, this is the acceptable year! I am the Lord and hold all power to overturn the works of the devourer. Speak the words you hear Me say; My Kingdom will come in your midst today! Many will see and be astonished with wonder as the kingdom of darkness is split asunder. This will be by My Spirit, not by man’s might. Souls will be translated from darkness to light; those that are blind will receive their sight. Do not be fearful or dismayed when you see the works the enemy has laid. I am the Lord and hold all power to overturn the works of the devourer. Speak My words and you will see; what I have said, so it will be. See before you the remarkable gate; do not delay, the hour is late. I desire to be made known, the glory will be mine alone. Come through the gate; I am on the Throne. Have I not said, I will never leave you alone? I am with you; go where I say; there are many waiting to be set free today. The gate Remarkable others must see, that they may enter and be with Me.”