I want to share this prophetic word with you today, in lieu of a personal writing from me.
SPEAK TO THE DOORS!
Nate & Christy Johnston
JUNE 23, 2020
A few nights ago I had a simple yet profound instructional dream from the Lord. In the dream, I was standing in what at first seemed to be an intersection of a very busy inner-city district. I could barely see around me because there were cars coming from many directions and their lights were blinding. I didn’t feel unsafe but I did discern that these cars represented the vehicles of men’s purposes and the vehicles of culture, movements, and ministries. They were both the vehicles created by man that carried zero anointing and also the vehicles of movements anointed by God to usher in the kingdom of God Into the earth.
Then the scene suddenly changed and I was yet again in the middle of something that was moving around me but I found that instead of a busy intersection I was in a room of moving doors that were swirling all around me. Now I have had similar dreams and visions before but this time I felt an urgency in the spirit and heard “SPEAK TO THE DOORS!” But what are the doors and why were they moving? I believe these doors were both the doors of the enemy that needed to be shut and the doors of heaven that needed to be opened. The movement represented both the “movement” or transition and change taking place with these doors right now and also reiterating the urgency of the hour for the church to rise up and speak and command things to align according to the plans of heaven.
GET BACK YOUR KEYS
We need keys right now not earthly weapons, strategies, and ideas that have no authority in the heavenly places. Revelation 3:7 says;
“Write the following to the messenger of the congregation in Philadelphia, for these are the solemn words of the Holy One, the true one who has David’s key, who opens doors that none can shut and who closes doors that none can open”
We are being reminded right now of our authority that opens doors and closes them. We have that authority yet the enemy has been trying to strip the church of its power in a time we need it the most and cause us to slip back into survival mode instead of VICTORY-mode. The enemy wants is fighting in the trenches and getting muddied and wounded and lost in the hand to hand combat instead of rising higher and walking through this season aware of who we are and where we are seated.
“He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ!” Ephesians 2:6
The word heavenly realms in greek is “epouranios” which means the place or expanse that encompasses and supersedes every other realm, the seat, or place of authority where things are brought into order. Right now God is inviting us to step out of the second heavens where angels and demons war and into our true place of effective warfare which is above the demonic, seated INSIDE Christ in heavenly(3rd heavens) realms where we are able to speak and declare and bring things on earth into divine order. How do you do that? You spend time with Jesus in worship. You turn off the news that has been causing you to fight with your fists and mind and step into a higher dimension. From there you will find your keys and suddenly find that you are no longer running around trying to put out fires but you will be effective at tearing down strongholds and seeing God move in your life and the world around you.
So with that in mind, this week I want to prophesy OVER YOU but also encourage you to prophesy with me in these areas:
SPEAK TO SLAMMED SHUT DOORS
Firstly, I feel to prophesy over the areas of your life that seem like they are completely shut and out of reach right now. Maybe you came into 2020 full of promise and expectation but have felt like one after the other doors have continued to slam shut around you both in the natural and in the spiritual. Maybe these are doors in your business or ventures where what you were planning now seems impossible or stopped from moving forward.
Maybe these are the doors that if felt like God was leading you to and now you feel confused as to why they are suddenly dead ends. Maybe this is where you are doing “all you can do to stand” and still it feels like nothing is budging. I prophesy that those CLOSED & IMPOSSIBLE doors are opening! Don’t give up yet. Don’t throw in the towel because it looks like there is no way forward. God is going to provide a way forward where there seems to be no way! I hear the Lord saying “Get out your song, release your cry, and SPEAK to the doors!” and YOU WILL lift out of the rut you feel in. Every single obstacle surrounding you is going to be level ground because this week God is turning the key of FAVOR that will cause every and all doors that you need to SWING WIDE OPEN! I prophesy that every door that God wants open to be opened NOW in Jesus’ name. Pray this week with authority and declare “Nothing can stop the doors opening that God has destined for me in Jesus’ name!”
SPEAK TO THE DOORS OF DELAY
We have entered a time of “sped up time” where the spirit realm has increased and we can see that in the earth where what normally would happen or transpire over decades is happening in a shorter span of time. That is the earth is birth pangs and God is readying is for the greatest harvest, so what’s in the enemies arsenal in a time of rapid momentum? Delay. That’s why you feel that strange and frustrating tension between your spirit man which is moving ahead in leaps in bounds and sensing the movement, but your head is constantly dealing with the confusion of seeing earthly doors of delay. For many it’s just feeling like everything in front of them is slow and tedious. Maybe this is where you feel like you are always taking the long way around, the long route, or the more complicated path. Maybe for you, the doors of delay are the pressures, unusual roadblocks, or the legal red tape and processes that you keep finding are stuck in a holding pattern. These doors need to be shut. The enemy can no longer intercept your promises, it’s a violation and you need to shut all points of delay and command the angel armies of heaven to bring you the breakthrough or answer you need right now.
SPEAK TO THE DOORS OF RESOURCE
I woke up feeling to pray over the opening of the doors of extreme resource. What I mean by extreme was that I saw that God was wanting us to experience not just His faithfulness in this season and for right now but also for the future and past. That is God pouring out such a blessing that squared away the robbery and famines of the past but also poured out the needed resources for now into the future. I saw that the doors of resources go far beyond finances but open up all the puzzle pieces for those who are needing certain areas to come together for their kingdom purpose. With this comes the wisdom, strategies, and blueprints to know how to step into new ventures, be in certain partnerships, investing, buying, and beginning new things. The enemy has wanted this door closed because he has been working hard to starve out Christians so they forsake God’s door of resource and create Ishmael’s in orchestrating their own. I prophesy for those doors to open NOW in Jesus’ name! Pray with me that every door or favor and resource the body of Christ and YOU need will be opened and not shut up in Jesus’ name!
SPEAK TO THE DOORS OF CHATTER & CHAOS
In this season there has been such an onslaught of witchcraft chatter in the form of judgment, accusation, and slander and when it lands on its recipient it wreaks havoc and chaos upon them and their family. Years ago I would be taken out by this and it would take me days or even longer before I realized what was happening and break the words against me. The doors of chatter and chaos are loud right now and pulling less discerning people into its devices and causing Christians to fight and war against each other out of the need to be right, justified, and validated. It is causing literal chaos and mental torment to enter people’s lives and homes and that is not ok as people partner with the accuser and spew hate and accusation and these doors need to be closed. So right now I command EVERY WORD that has come at you that doesn’t originate in heaven to be destroyed, and every door of chaos to be SHUT in the name of Jesus!
SPEAK TO THE DOORS OF TERROR AND CALAMITY
As I was praying I heard the Lord say to speak these following global doors to be shut and replaced. The first door I sensed was the door of terror and calamity around the nations of the earth right now where the enemy wants to cause tumult, anarchy, and global chaos by inciting fear and hatred which results in wars. I feel like we are in a window of time where we need to be covering the nations of the earth in the blood of Jesus and taking authority over the hidden plans and plots of the enemy that are using people as puppets to create it. There are hidden agendas running rampant right now to bring about the movements of man that DO NOT originate in the heart of God. At its core, it is terrorism disguised as freedom and rights and is not building nations but destroying them, and this door needs to be shut. I command every door of terrorism around the globe to be shut right now and every plot to be exposed by the light of Jesus!
SPEAK TO THE DOORS IN CITIES & NATIONS
More than ever before we need to speak to the doors of cities and nations and I’ve been sensing to pray specifically into influential gateways where there is the most spiritual tension. Where it feels like the spiritual battle is at its peak and to take authority over it. Last week I dreamt of two cities going through a 2nd heaven war – Washington D.C and San Francisco. It was like the belt of America’s waistline was being squeezed hinging on these two points and both the good and the bad were being revealed. There are so many other cities and nations that God wants us to cover in prayer and speak over right now, in fact, God is right now repositioning and recommissioning watchman around the world right now to watch over nations in its hour of birth pangs. Are you taking authority over what is happening in your city or just adding to the noise? Anything that happens in your city and nation that is not from God YOU can take authority over. In fact, Psalms 24:7 says that YOU are the door!
“So wake up, you living gateways! Lift up your heads, you ageless doors of destiny! Welcome the King of Glory, for he is about to come through you”
So step out of hopelessness and begin to decree today and shut the doors of the enemy and for you to awaken and BE THE DOOR in your region that the King of Glory comes through. Speak to the doors of the enemy to be shut in your city and for the doors of the kingdom to be open. Speak and prophesy that the Glory of God would realign the nations and cause every demonic plan to come to nothing.
THE HELD BACK ROAR
The last part of the dream that I didn’t share was that I felt intimidated by the swirling moving doors and when God said to “SPEAK” I felt quite muted. Maybe you have felt that way lately like your voice is tired and weary and a little intimidated by what is happening around the world and also directly in your own life. I see a global sound rising of a roar that has been held back by a people that the enemy has wanted to keep on mute for a long long time, but right now we are getting our roar back so we can SPEAK to things to doors that need to be shut and open doors that need to be open. Don’t be a victim another day longer, get your voice back and your roar back. This is the body of Christ’s Hosea 2:14-23 season and we are moving out of the wilderness and back to the table of promise. Out from being under and rising above. I prophesy that you are going to feel strength and fire come back to you where you have felt defeated and depleted and in the days to come you will begin to hear your breakthrough roar begin to bellow up from the deep and YOU WILL MOVE FORWARD without restriction, see STRONGHOLDS BREAK, and live VICTORIOUSLY once again in Jesus name!
“I will place upon his shoulders the key to the treasures of David’s palace. He will open doors that no one can shut, and he will shut doors that no one can open” Isaiah 22:22