We experience God’s incredible creation through our senses. The beauty we behold when we see a sunset, hear the river rush against the rocks, taste our favorite homemade meal, smell the aroma of lilacs, and receive a hug from a loved one; are all amazing gifts received through our five senses.
We also receive information from this world through our fives senses. Our eye gates, our ear gates, our mouth gate, our nose gate, and our skin gate all receive information and input from this world. Our we protecting our gates from the darkness and evil of this world?
The eye gate: if we are choosing to watch evil, our bodies will have darkness. If we are looking at what is honest, just, pure, and lovely, our bodies will be full of light. If we are diligent and protect our eye gates, we will recognize the darkness but if we continue to choose to watch evil and darkness, our conscience will not be as sharp and not able to discern quickly what is evil. (Matthew 6:22-23)
The ear gate: our ear gates are vitally important because we are hearing the word of God through our ear gates. Faith and revelation come when we hear and meditate on the word of God. But if we are choosing to use our ear gates to continually listen to evil, lies, words of death not life; is it possible that our ear gates won’t respond as quickly to the light and truth? (Romans 10:17)
The mouth gate: what we are speaking, we will be filled with. Are we being filled with life from our words or death from our words? (Proverbs 18:20-21)
The nose gate: life and death both have a distinct smell to the LORD. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are a sweet smell to Him. What we smell and allow in through our nose gate will influence us. (2 Corinthians 2:14-16)
The skin gate: Jesus touched the sick, and they were healed. We are made in Christ’s image and our touch is powerful. First Timothy 5:22 explains how we are not to suddenly to lay hands on others, in order, that we don’t participate in other men’s sins. (2 Corinthians 6:17, 1 Timothy 5:22, Matthew 8:3, Luke 6:19)
These five gates that lead into our body, mind, and soul are openings that need to be protected. What we allow into our gates will proceed out of us. Therefore, our discernment is essential in this world. We are responsible for what we allow our eyes to see, our ears to hear, our mouth to speak and taste, our nose to smell, and our skin to touch. As followers of Jesus Christ, we will not be conforming to the patterns of this world, and thus, we will not be experimenting with all the options and choices that the world and Satan throws at us.
Be blessed as you seek The Way, The Truth, and The Life!
Denise White, Author of Called to Truth Series
Called to Truth, A Practical, Biblical Guide to Spiritual & Physical Wholeness
Your Journey to Truth, A Practical, Biblical Study Guide to Spiritual & Physical Wholeness