When you hear the word gatekeeper what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Websters dictionary’s definition of a gatekeeper says it’s 1: an attendant at a gate who is employed to control who goes through it. 2: a person or thing that controls access to something. Now knowing the definition for what a gatekeeper is according to Websters dictionary. Do you believe you are a gatekeeper? If you answered no to that question, after reading this you may reconsider. So where and when did gatekeepers come into existence? The gatekeepers responsibilities started thousands of years ago in the Bible. This job was a huge responsibility that God put on some of the chosen Levite’s that required trust and accountability. If you were picked to handle this duty everyone knew that you had to be trust worthy person because your main job was to guard the gates of the house of the Lord on all four sides and to maintain the rooms and the treasuries within it. You also were responsible for articles used in the temple and the furnishings of the temple. In order to give you a better picture of where I’m going with this and how it relates to you. I’m going to share with you some scriptures from the Bible.
1 Chronicles 9:22-27 New International Version (NIV)
22 Altogether, those chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds numbered 212. They were registered by genealogy in their villages. The gatekeepers had been assigned to their positions of trust by David and Samuel the seer. 23 They and their descendants were in charge of guarding the gates of the house of the Lord—the house called the tent of meeting. 24 The gatekeepers were on the four sides: east, west, north and south. 25 Their fellow Levites in their villages had to come from time to time and share their duties for seven-day periods. 26 But the four principal gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the responsibility for the rooms and treasuries in the house of God. 27 They would spend the night stationed around the house of God, because they had to guard it; and they had charge of the key for opening it each morning.
After reading the scriptures do you believe you’re a gatekeeper? The magic answer to that question should be yes and here’s why. God has given us in our lives multiple responsibilities here on Earth. We are the gatekeepers of our homes, communities, place of employment, churches and every other area of our lives that we are responsible for. We are to monitor and be responsible for what we allow in and out of our homes, communities, churches and so on. God has entrusted these things into our care and it’s our responsibility to do good-by them. So are you a gatekeeper? Yes, so embrace it!!
I can’t miss this opportunity so if your reading this now and you don’t have a relationship with the Lord please don’t exit before doing so because Jesus wants to do something that you can’t do yourself and that is save you. If your willing to allow Jesus to become your personal savior say this prayer. Pray Lord I confess with my mouth that you are Lord and believe in my heart that you rose from the dead for my sins. I ask for forgiveness of my sins and ask that you come into my heart teaching me and guiding me in the way that I should live in Jesus name I pray Amen!!! If you said this prayer and you meant it from your heart you are now saved by the blood of Jesus!!