"Then He brought me by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces east and it was shut. And the Lord said to me, 'This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the Lord God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut...'
Then He brought me by the way of the north gate to the front of the house; and I looked and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord, and I fell on my face. And the Lord said to me, 'Son of man, set your heart on what you see with your eyes, and hear with your ears all that I say to you... and set your heart on the entrance of the house...'"
"...mark well and set your heart to know who are allowed to enter the temple and all those who are excluded from the sanctuary. And you shall say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel... 'Enough of your abominations...'"
Ezekiel 44:5, 6 (Amplified)
"And he was passing through from one city and village to another, and proceeding on His way to Jerusalem. And someone said to Him, 'Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?' And He said to them, 'Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able, once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, "Lord, open up to us!" Then He will answer and say to you, "I do not know where you are from."'"
"For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it..."
"In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel saw a dream and vision of his head as he lay on his bed...
I kept looking
Until thrones were set up,
And the Ancient of Days took His seat;
His vesture was like white snow,
And the hair of His head like pure wool.
His throne was flames of fire.
A river of fire was flowing and coming out before Him;
Thousands upon thousands were attending Him,
And myriad upon myriads were standing before Him;
The court sat,
And the books were opened..."
Daniel 7:1, 9, 10
"And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds..."
Consider these Scriptures:
"...the seventy returned with joy saying, 'Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.' And He said to them, 'I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you.
Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.'"
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, whom I longed for, my joy and crown, so stand firm in the Lord... indeed, true comrades, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the gospel, together with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life."
"But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the general assembly and the church of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven..."
Hebrews 12:22, 23
"His foundation is in the holy mountains.
The Lord loves the gates of Zion
More than all the dwelling places of Jacob.
Glorious thing are spoken of you,
O city of God...
But of Zion it shall be said,
'This one and that one were born in her';
And the Lord shall establish her.
The Lord will count when He registers the peoples,
This one was born there."
Psalm 87:1, 2, 5, 6
"In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth will be the prize and the adornment of the survivors of Israel. And it will come about that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy -- everyone who is recorded for life in Jerusalem."
Isaiah 4:2, 3
"Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and esteem His name. 'And they shall be Mine,' says the Lord of hosts, 'on the day that I make My special treasure, and I will spare them as a man spares (or has compassion on) His own son who serves him.'"
Malachi 2:16, 17
"Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation, until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but others to disgrace and everlasting abhorrence. And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever."
Ponder this Scripture:
(The Divine Original Handbook 2)
"Seek from the book of the Lord and read:
Not one of these will be missing,
None will lack its mate.
For His mouth has commanded,
And His Spirit has gathered them.
And He has cast the lot for them,
And His hand has divided it to them by line.
They shall possess it forever;
From generation to generation they shall dwell in it."
Isaiah 34:16, 17
The Door to the House
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he puts forth his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. And a stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers... Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."
Keys to the Door
"But He said to them... 'Who do you say that I am?' Simon Peter answered...'Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.' And Jesus answered... 'Blessed are you... because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, by My Father who is in heaven...
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.'"
Matthew 16:15-17, 19
"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: 'I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews, and are not, but lie -- behold, I will make them to come and bow down before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell upon the earth. I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.'"
"A wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries."
1 Corinthians 16:9