4 Keys To Open 4 Doors

During the time of praise and worship of our local church on Sunday, September 26, 2021, the Spirit realm opened, and I saw 4 keys to open 4 doors. There was a person sitting at a workbench in a craft studio setting. A wooden box of small bottles of paint such as one would use for model airplanes or cars was sitting to her right. She’d been painting four keys with several coats of gold-colored paint. The keys featured in this blog post aren’t gold; however, they resemble what I saw in this prophetic vision. As I waited before the Lord, He continued to point me toward the importance of spiritual gold.

Scene #2

4 doors appeared in the Spirit which the woman had tried repeatedly to open but could not do so. As one would look from left to right at a set of 4 doors in front of them, the sign on each appeared as follows:





Scene #3

As the woman fingered the individual bottles inside the wooden box, she picked up a bottle of paint remover. After cleaning and polishing the keys, she tried to open the locked doors and was finally successful!

The sense I had is these doors pertain to the area of relationships, especially re-establishing and strengthening them.

Just like the woman in the Spirit was painting the keys with several layers of gold paint, the onset of a worldwide pandemic has added “extra layers” to an already divided country. Places and people are becoming more locked out and locked down than ever before. This pertains to not only familial relationships, but those in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, churches, and so forth.

Each coat of paint that was applied is equivalent to the woman trying to navigate relationships in her own strength.

After the extra coats of paint were removed and the keys were cleaned, the woman could open the doors easily.

Walking in the flesh vs. walking in the Spirit.

Walking and operating in the flesh will not open the doors that need to be opened. These four particular fruits of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23 are empowered by The Holy Spirit to produce the necessary fruit to re-open, strengthen and increase relationships:





These 4 keys are not necessarily sequential. As you read, study, and pray into this prophetic word, The Holy Spirit will show you which of these keys and doors He wants you to pursue first. For example, if love is number one and you’re desiring to have that door opened, God may show you that peace must first be established in the relationship before it can be restored. You can’t move forward until there’s peace.to

There was much division in the church in Galatia which caused the Apostle Paul to admonish them accordingly, I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.” (Galatians 5:16-18)

The layers of paint the woman used to cover the keys made them too thick to fit into the keyhole. These layers are likened unto the layers of the flesh. Once the flesh is removed revealing the pure gold, the doors could be opened. Walking in the Spirit will open the doors.

How do you walk in the Spirit? Submit your flesh along with its desires and ways to God. Study the word of God, choose to submit to it, and walk it out.

This set of keys bears your name.

God’s supreme wisdom via His specific strategies is not a one-size-fits-all for everyone. There will be fundamental, basic ways in which to express genuine love, kindness, goodness, and gentleness. However, if someone or a group of people such as co-workers push back against what you’re trying to accomplish, inherent within your individual God-anointed key will contain what you need to open the door. This set of keys bears your own name, so you will be the one to unlock the door.

You’ll have to spend time with Jesus. He will download a definite strategy and the timing to implement it. Record what He shows you to do along with the accompanying scriptures from your Bible. Prophetic journaling is a splendid method for recording your God-given strategies and assignments.

Studying the symbolism.

#1. The number 4 represents worldwide, universal, creation, the spirit realm (the 4th dimension), rule or dominion, or an open door (Revelation 4:1).

#2. Keys are symbolic of the gifts of the Spirit, signs and wonders, authority, access, a way out of something, God’s will, prayer, opportunities, revelation, prophecy, knowledge, wisdom, heart, the main or “key” person, and love.

#3. Gold portrays kingship, royalty, honor, kingdom glory, God, authority, man-made gods, deeds performed via someone by and through the power of The Holy Spirit, wealth, first place (Olympics), blessings, valuable, and gold refined in the fire (Revelation 3:18).

#4. Paint or painted used in the verb form (the woman was painting with gold paint in the prophetic vision) speaks of cover-up or putting on a show of some sort of adornment or preparation.

The noun form of paint portrays an illustration or image, the representation or likeness of someone or something, an idol, view of something, or covering something with color.

#5. Doors symbolize Jesus Christ (Revelation 3:20); decisions (there were 4 doors in this prophetic vision); entrance, heart, faith, mouth, and opportunities.

The battle began in the garden.

The battle over relationships began in the Garden of Eden and hasn’t stopped since. As long as there’s an enemy of our souls who’s still on the loose causing division and strife until he’s thrown into the bottomless pit (Revelation 20:1-3), we must always follow Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, and obey His word.

What you eat will open the doors.

It’s instructive to revisit the first 3 chapters of Genesis from time to time. Eve ate of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, and mankind has paid the heavy price ever since that day.

Now here’s a pair of 4’s for you from Matthew 4:4:

“But He (Jesus) answered (the devil) and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

Considering the 4 doors which appeared in this prophetic vision, let’s say for illustrative purposes that The Holy Spirit has shown you that the first door He wants to help you open is KINDNESS. Commence with a few verses regarding kindness and chew slowly on them spiritually speaking just like you would enjoy a dish of raspberry sorbet or whatever would be considered your special treat.


Here are a couple of scriptures to help jumpstart your project:

  • And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

  • For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13)

  • Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4, NIV)

As you slowly digest your spiritual food, it will manifest in the natural. Keep your eyes peeled as it will surely come to pass!


This most likely will not be a “Eureka Overnight” experience since it takes time to grow fruit. Wounded people may not readily accept kindness. They have to first learn to trust. As you walk with God and learn to trust Him, He will give you His anointed strategy to show genuine kindness to someone to repair a relationship.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9)

Prophetic Insights For Daily Living:

  • The woman painted the keys with gold paint which is covering the truth of whatever the situation is with fake gold color. After the false appearance is removed, the truth can be found, one can face it, and walk through open doors.

  • For your most challenging relationship, whether personal or otherwise, God may show you the person’s particular love language. As you implement this with His guidance and The Holy Spirit’s fruit of love, kindness, goodness, and gentleness, watch those doors fly wide open!

  • Enter the joy of following Jesus since He knows what it’s going to take to open the doors. This can become a treasure hunt to us as we exercise our childlike faith in Him.

  • Which of the four doors do you sense God wants to help you open first?

  • What layers of paint (fleshly acts, patterns or habits) do you need to remove such as the woman in the prophetic vision removed the layers of paint with paint remover?

  • What’s the equivalent of the paint: pride, unforgiveness, anger, lack of trust, jealousy, prejudice, spite, hate, or an unteachable spirit, etc.?

  • As you study the prophetic symbolisms outlined in the blog post, what spiritual connections can you make between them?

  • Just as an athlete physically trains to win the gold medal in the Olympics, we can become spiritual athletes who train for the spiritual gold.

With the sharp increase of Covid cases and uncertainty throughout the nations, may all of us make every effort to strengthen relationships. God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit will help us as we co-labor with Them.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” (Romans 12:18, NIV)

Sheila Eismann, Prophetic Seer, Blogger, Author & Teacher, publishes her weekly blog posts endeavoring to encourage others through God’s word. Her writings include teaching and instructions on how to apply prophetic insights for daily living.

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