3 monkeys don’t help
You may speak no evil, see no evil and hear no evil. In spite of that, evil thoughts keep coming.
Try as you might, you just cannot shut the evil thoughts out of your mind.
There is hope
As a young Christian, Ian Clayton wondered why he struggled in various areas of his life.
Then he began to meditate upon Rev. 3:20a — Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. That eventually evolved into a huge revelation to him. It was a revelation of the gates of the body soul and spirit.
We are told that we have Jesus in our heart. Actually, we have the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in our heart. That is the Glory of God.
Revelation 3:20 wants us to open the door of our heart so that the Lord can enter our spirit, soul & body.
Realms of the Kingdom
Ian Clayton explains it in his book Realms of the Kingdom, Vol.1.
In Rev. 2:4b Jesus had a message for the church in Ephesus: You have left your first love. Too many Christians don’t have the strong love for the Lord that they once had.
It is our job to open the door & let the Glory come in. Get yourself totally intimate with the Lord.
Get the Lord to permeate your body, soul & spirit.
Your body, soul & spirit also has doors, or gates as they are often called. They are discussed in detail in the appendix of Ian Clayton’s book. (Starts on p.217.)
Gates of your body, soul & spirit
The 7 gates of the soul are called Will, Choice, Emotions, Mind, Imagination, Reason and Conscience. The Mind can be divided into the Conscious, Subconscious & Unconscious.
The gates of the body are the Eye Gate, Nose Gate, Ear Gate, Mouth Gate and the Feel Gate.
Note that the Glory of God also has a gate through which it can enter your spirit. It’s called First Love. It is something like the puppy love that a teenager may have for the first boy/girl they become infatuated with.
Rev.2:4 says: But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love.
Ian Clayton related how he opened the First Love gate to help him utilize his spirit gate of Revelation. He would pray like this: Father, with the fire that I have seen that came through the Gateway of First Love, I choose to open the Gateway of Revelation in my spirit. I open it and yield it to Your glory. I receive and release the power of God through this gateway that I may begin to receive revelation of Your Kingdom that it may change my soul into the image of the Son of God who resides in me. After praying like this for several weeks Ian could “read people’s mail” like he never had before.
Evil thoughts & controlling those gates
This brings us back to the main topic of this web post — getting rid of your evil thoughts, once & for all.
Ian Clayton’s book says a gateway is a place of authority where dominion is exercised in all its forms. A demon may be sitting at one of your gates if it has legal right. Suppose you have watched a movie, read a book or had a conversation about an evil topic. If a demon has the legal right to sit at your imagination gate, you may not be able to control your evil imaginations. They may continue for years!
Perhaps you can control the imagination gate by going to the Courts of Heaven. Ian Clayton would approach the problem differently. He would use a 3-step process:
- Acknowledge the presence of the evil thoughts in your life.
- Acknowledge the sin.
- Take the Blood of Jesus by faith and wipe the gateway clean like a paintbrush painting over a picture.
Watch the video below.