Gateways to the Heart – Part 1

Gateways are rout ways or channels through which different materials pass from other members of the body to the heart

What are these gateways or Channels

There are 5 different gateways to the heart. These gateways include; the mind, the mouth, the eyes, the ears, the feeling.

What are the materials that are sent through the gateways to the heart;

These are things we see with our eyes, hear with our ears, words we speak with our mouth, the feelings from our sensation, the thoughts that came through our mind. All these materials are channeled to our heart which acts as a store.

There is a different between the heart and mind and why they must work together for you to succeed. This will also explain why I am using the topic; Gateways to the Heart.

All through the bible, your heart represents your spirit, and you should know by now that the real you is a spirit. So you are a spirit that lives in a house called flesh.

What is the mind

Your mind is part of your intellect, your thinking faculty where you do all the reasoning. As a man you will always need your thinking faculty, this is where you do all your reasoning and make decisions.

Why Your Spirit is Important to the Body

A lot of people are not even aware of their spirit, they do not even know that they are a spirit. All that most people know is the visible structure they see every day which is the body, but without your spirit, your body does not exist.

Your body expires because your spirit has given up. As long as your spirit refuses to give up, nothing will happen to the body.

This is one reason you should take your time to build your spirit. People with strong spirit rule the world because every authority, every dominion in the physical is exercise in the spiritual.

You cannot rule the physical when you are a nobody in the spiritual. Satan gives people the fake copy of what I am talking about by making people shed blood of animals or fellow human and he uses that blood to attach a demon to always go with the person to make sure he succeeds in what he want.

Now, this person is not spiritually strong, but a demon spirit exercise this authority on his behalf.

The Food of The Spirit

You use spiritual food to build and grow your spirit, just the way you eat balance diet build your physical body. The more nourishing your physical food is, the healthier you become.

Same thing with your spirit, but the food your spirit eats to grow is the word of God. I like to use the understanding of the word of God rather than just the word of God, if not, people easily misunderstand and think that those letters on the bible is the word of God, no.

The word of God is a person, a spirit, something you cannot see, it can never be those visible letters on the bible. No matter how you eat those visible letters, you grow to nowhere in the spirit.

The bible says;

The letter killeth

2 Corinthians 3:6

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Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

Jesus said;

The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.

John 1:14

Gateways to the Heart and Mind

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

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So God as a spirit works directly with your spirit, this is one of the reasons you need to build your spirit to be sensitive and be able to communicate with God.

Your spirit works things out with God in the spiritual. Your spirit is spiritual and will always face only what happens in the spirit.

Now, whatever you want to do in the physical world, you must first conceive it in your mind. The picture you paint every day in your mind is what will come out in the physical.

What Does it Mean to be Spiritual

This is the misunderstanding of many believers, they are so spiritual, but there is nothing to show for it in the physical. This simply means there is a missing link.

 I also discover that many are missing the real meaning of being spiritual. Being spiritual is not fasting for 3 months, singing hymns, being in church building 24/7, dressing to show holiness, trying never to tell lies.

Being spiritual is simply dwelling on the understanding of the word and using it to build your spirit and renew your mind at the same time.

Before you get born again, everything your mind knows centers on the dictates of the flesh, feelings, thoughts, what you see around, what you hear around, your environment, never God

Therefore that mind cannot receive anything from God, it cannot pick anything that is from God in the spirit realm. It is canal. It is of the flesh until it is renewed by the word of God to live and excel after salvation

A canal mind is from a canal man and cannot receive anything from the lord.

Romans 8:6-8

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For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

A canal mind is enmity against God, it cannot receive anything from God. To be carnally minded is dead.

Can a believer be canal?

Yes, a believer can look very spiritual and yet be canal. Remember the phrase ‘looks very spiritual’. In most cases, this is not purposeful, just ignorant. It depends on what the believer understands by being spiritual.

Some pastors do emphasize on wrong doctrine, misunderstanding the bible and God himself. For example.

A pastor might be placing emphasis on the ability to stay away from sin as being spiritual, checking dressing, making sure you do not lie and all of that self-righteousness.

If you ask your pastor, how do I get closer to God? And he said – just stay away from sin.

These are very wrong doctrines, none of these emphases can add one cubit to your spirit. Hence they can never get you closer to God.

There are cultists who do not lie. There are many that doesn’t know God, yet they do not lie, they dress more descent than believers. There are many who does not know God yet they have excellent character.

All those things does not have anything to do with God. All those things were what Moses and the children of Israel were observing, if it can work, it would have worked for them.

Those things were what Jesus came to abolish and establish a new covenant which centers on faith in God.

God even told the Israelite in the Old Testament that he will one day establish a new covenant;

Isaiah 65:25

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The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurtnor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.


For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the lord as water covers the sea.

So if I may ask someone today, what is the thing that will make you holy?

Simple; The knowledge of the Lord.

This is all that a man needs to build his spirit, be holy, and get close to God, nothing else.

Forget your character, forget everything else, whatever character the word of God defines for you, take that, it means you cannot build your character, only the word of God can.

Jesus told matter one thing is needful, only one, no two, only one – The knowledge of the word. This is the power of God, this is the wisdom of God, and this is Jesus.

If it cannot build you with your character, nothing else can including you. Your faith should be completely dependent on the word as the potter and you are the clay.

Therefore the only way you can be spiritual is to stay on the word of God.

What does it mean to renew your mind?

To renew your mind means to train your mind to think like God. God has a mindset which is the word of God.

After you got born again, your mindset was simply that of the flesh, which include your feelings, emotions, thoughts, what you see around, what you hear around.

These are the things that formed your mindset, and those things are greatly influenced by the devil himself orchestrating you for destruction.

Hence, after making up your mind to change loyalty and belong to God. You have to brainwash yourself completely from the old fashion of thinking and

Our problem is not what we eat. For those of us who are born again and live by the word; if God tells you what you eat cannot hurt you, you should believe him.

What you eat simply means whatever enters your mouth, liquid, solid or gas, be it poison or food, be it things from heaven or from the pit of hell, if it enters your mouth it cannot hurt you.

This is heaven talking to you, this is God talking to you, telling you how things work on earth. God is simply telling you how he ordained the earth to work, God is telling you one of the principles of the operation of the earth, and he cannot lie. Things that enter your mouth cannot pose a problem.

This is what Jesus meant in

Mark 7:18

18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;

Jesus said whatever we eat goes into the belly, get digested, and the waste comes out of the anus. It means the body will always be able to discern what is useful to it and pick it up leaving the rest as waste to be passes out either through anus or urine, sweat or other means of removing waste.

Understand that God created man, God created this body, not doctors, not scientists. It means only God can keep this body, therefore if God tells you this is how he created the body to operate, you should believe him.

God never gave us poison to be eating as food, this does not mean you should go about eating poison. It only means in case you eat, no need to fear. Your body knows poison is waste and will take it out.

It is only your fear and what comes out of your mouth that will trap it because the bible has declared it as a law that;

 What you fear will come on you.

 It is a law and Satan knows about the law, that’s why all he does is to persuade you to break the law, then you come under a siege

Life and death is in the power of the tongue.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

 This is true even though Jesus was not referring to food in this scripture. Jesus was always preaching in parables, you just must have to decode his teachings.

Mark 7:18

18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;

Jesus was always teaching in parables which needs to be decoded or interpreted.

There are gateways through which things enter into or go out of a man, we are not talking about food now, and we are delving into Jesus parable proper.

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