Occultists and New Age followers are fascinated with portals to other dimensions and spiritual vortexes. A search of the internet will provide books and kits to open portals to “the other side.” Some New Agers go to Peru to see the many sites, such as Machu Picchu, that pre-date the Incas and supposedly contain portals. Almost an occult pilgrimage site is nearby Puma Punku in Tiwanaku, Bolivia. This ancient site is reputed to be a portal or “stargate.”
There is a $13 Billion (that is not a typo) enterprise at the Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire (CERN) on the border of Switzerland and France. This is the location of the Large Hadron Collider, which is built underground. On display at CERN are ancient parchments containing instructions for ceremonies and rituals for the purpose of opening inter-dimensional doors or gateways. These are instructions to contact the spiritual realm. The Lord makes it clear that we are not to attempt to contact other spirits. Please see Deuteronomy 18:10-12. But we are encouraged to approach the Lord our God on a daily basis, if not more often.
What a lot of energy and money is being spent in an effort to contact or enter the spiritual realm. Some think it may be a parallel universe, but as a Christian I believe it is simply the realm in which spiritual beings reside. At this time, this realm is populated by spiritual beings loyal to the Lord God, and spiritual beings that are rebellious and loyal to the Devil.
These seekers of a stargate or portal rely on the occult, mysticism, spirit guides or technology in their search. The sad thing is that there really is a portal to the spiritual realm. Occultists, New Agers and apparently scientists actively seek this gateway, but they are looking in the wrong place! The portal, gateway or door has been here for two thousand years!
The Lord Jesus told the parable of the sheep fold in John 10:1-16. In this parable Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door (thyra, Strong’s G2374) (Thayer’s Greek Lexicon – portal or entrance) of the sheep.” (verse 7) He developed this statement further in verse 9; “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved …”
In the Revelation chapter four, the Apostle John heard a voice like a trumpet. Does that sound familiar?
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” – First Thessalonians 4:16.John then looked up and saw a door (thyra, Strong’s G2374) opened in Heaven. (Revelation 4:1) Jesus is the door, the portal that man is seeking.
Jesus is, to use a modern high-tech word, the portal to Heaven. He said so. He is the gate. He is the door. He is the portal. And all that has to be done to enter through this portal is to be part of His family! What a blessing we Christians have! It is a gift through the wonderful grace of God. Praise His name for Jesus, our sacred portal to Heaven!