In order to go forward on the spiritual journey, we must be willing to close doors.
Many of us believe we can advance by simply ignoring prior behaviors… that to show sincere regret of our past actions is enough. The consequences, though, still remain. By allowing these portals continued access to our lives, we jeopardize the homebound journey.
We must also learn to close the doors of ourselves. In Isaiah 26, the Father says, “Come, my people, and enter into your rooms and close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while until indignation runs its course.” At one point, Ezekiel is told to shut himself in his house, allowing the Father to speak through his mouth to the rebellious house.
For the chosen individuals out there… be aware of the forces going against the calling the Father has given you. They will try to find a back door to trap you, whatever exploits possible to shut you down. This is when you must stand strong, guarding the entrances to your soul.
Pick up the sword of truth you have been given… and fight faithfully. Do not give in to the wiles of the devil. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,” it says in Ephesians, “but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
We must remember that it is not the person. It is the spirit which they are under. We must know who our enemy is, faithfully denying the strongholds of darkness.
Shut these doors… and allow the Master to take over.