About Zion’s Gate

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The LORD Jesus Christ said- Matthew 10:7,8… “And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!’  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons.  Freely you have received, freely give.”

The ministry of Zion’s Gate Training Center is a component of a parachurch ministry ‘under construction':  Living Word Kingdom Lighthouse- which will fully manifest as a five-fold ministry.

His Presence in the Midst of Darkness

His Presence in the Midst of Darkness

Ephesians 4:11-32… And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry for the edifying of the Body of Christ, UNTIL we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of GOD, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…

1 Peter 2:9, 10… But you are a Chosen Generation, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of  Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…”

Isaiah 58:6-12… Is this not the fast that I have chosen:  To loose the bonds of wickedness, To unto the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?  Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;  When you see the naked, that you cover  him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh?  

Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you;  The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.  Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer;  You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I AM.’

and my Personal Life Scripture:

2 Timothy 4:1-5… I charge you therefore before GOD and the LORD Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His Kingdom:  Preach the Word!  Be ready in season and out of season.  Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering [patience] and teaching.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.  But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

Searching the Near Horizon

Searching the Near Horizon

The Word of the Lord was clear: Make This Mountain WholeAlthough it has been decades since I had the vision of our risen Saviour who gave me this command, it is now in the new millenium that it will begin to unfold. My name is Santos Garcia, Jr.- this weblog will develop the foundational teaching which will be cross-cultural, trans-generational, and multi-lingual in its full manifestation.

To the Glory of Abba Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit, in the precious name of our LORD and Saviour Jesus ChristAmen & Amen.

For deeper insight into how GOD the Father sees His children; to better understand the elementary principles of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-3); the ‘mysteries’ of Christ’s Kingdom; and our individual and corporate calling, commission, and empowerment- please review my first published book and the Table of Contents on the Amazon website linked here via Book Title:  “Thy Kingdom Come- Here and Now!”

Santos

Responses

  1. Greetings Santos,

    My name is John Van Tuyl; I am a Lay Minister that has had some deeply profound experiences in our Lord. I have allowed these experiences to shape my worldview over the last 25 years.

    Gal 1:15-16 But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood,

    For the last five years, I have been writing a book at the prompting of the Spirit titled “SALTED WITH FIRE – A Gift for the Body of Christ”

    I am about to pursue having it published but before I commit it to hard copy I would like to solicit feedback from the anointed ears and eyes of my brethren. The book is available online as an Adobe .pdf document at http://members.cox.net/jvant1/

    Please feel free to share with all that might offer assistance, and I thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter. My E-Mail is jvant1@cox.net

    I must say after reading some of the content of your website, I am impressed with the spirit of the vision you have been given.

    Blessed are they that mourn (over the state of the world / church) for they shall be comforted!

    Be blessed in the advancement of the Kingdom.
    John Van Tuyl

    • Thank you John-

      I will look forward very soon to reading your work. I have not responded sooner because of so much going on… we are ever closer to seeing the Greatest Awakening to hit mankind in human history; sadly it will be in the midst of great distress, suffering, and cataclysmic changes that we need to prepare for. God bless you and your ministry. in HIM… Santos

  2. Beloved servant of God About Zion’s Gate,
    Calvary greetings. I have come across your ministry in your website and decided to contact you. Thanks alot for the wonderful job you are doing to the Lord in serving his precious people for all these years..
    I write to request for cds , dvds, books , articles and any other help you can be able to offer to your beloved brethren here in kenya. It has been my humble prayer that most of Gods servants remember africa and kenya in particular as they schedule their programmes. We are in the same vineyard and I truly look forward that you will one time make a visit to kenya and share the love of God with the brethren here. With humbleness and gentleness, feel welcome to come and share with these precious people here in kenya.

    We are praying for you ,and humbly pray for us too since there are so many challenges but in all situations God is able. Kindly never hesitate to reply to our letter. Shalom!!

    In the Lords service,

    Pastor Zablon Ogonyo Akuma
    Gospel Transformation Centre
    Kitale Kenya.
    Box 1781- 30200
    254 724 672 526

    • Dear Brother Akuma-

      Thank you for your kind words. It is all by the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ who deserves all the Praise, Honor, Obedience, and Worship. He is King! And His Everlasting Kingdom cannot be stopped! All the forces of darkness arrayed against the Lord and His Kingdom children will not prevail, for we all have the victory by Faith!!!

      Someday, Lord willing- I will visit your country and anointed people, and share my heart of Love for Our Lord. I pray that I may impart a blessing of activation in the deep things of God. My brother, this is a work ‘under construction’. It will expand in the Lord’s perfect timing, but at this point all that is available is on this site… each and every essay is for your edification, exhortation, comfort, and challenge. Please do read all 16 chapters of my book that are posted in draft form, and pray that the Lord will provide the means to fully publish not only this book… but also the many others that He has put on my heart.

      May God the Father overwhelm you with His Love for you; may the Lord Jesus be the continual focus of your heart; and may the Holy Spirit fill you to overflowing with the River of Living Water from the Father’s throne. Amen and Amen!… in HIM… Santos

  3. Great site…keep up the good work. :) I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, :)

    A definite great read.. ..

    -Bill-Bartmann

    • Praise the Lord who is worthy of all our Praise! My heart is filled with Love for my Savior. I awake with praise to the Father on my lips, and I retire at night literally feeling the Lord Jesus’ embrace. The Holy Spirit quickens my thoughts and dreams with illumination, and He speaks to me continually as in humility I ask for His Wisdom. My brother I am privileged to do my small part of Kingdom expansion. Thank you for your kind words… may the challenge of leaning into the vision for your life drive you to its ultimate fulfillment. in HIM… Santos

  4. https://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2007/06/02/eulogy-to-a-step-father/

    On the page above is a picture of Simeon holding the Baby Jesus in a incredible image. I have seen it many places but could never find the owner. I would VERY much like to share that picture and the reason behind Simeon holding on as long as he could for the Messiah! I will upload the visual with a select other Christian themed pictures on Facebook.

    May I do so?

    God Bless You Folks!

    ~Calvin

    • The artist is Ron DiCianni. His website is tapestryproductions.com. Did you notice Calvin that the image is superimposed on a map of the world?

  5. Hi, Santos,
    I read your reply on Walid Shoebat’s blog. I was fascinated with the fact that you took the time to correct errors in Walid’s book, “God’s War on Terror”. I have also edited my copy of the book, so I was quite amused that someone else had done the same thing. I also read the book in one hand and the Bible in the other.

    Now, let me comment on your usage of the name “Jesus Christ”. This is not our Messiah’s name — this is a transliteration of his Hebrew name Yeshua. When someone’s real name is being transliterated, what is the prupose? Brad Scott from http://www.Wildbranch.org says this in his book “The Tanakh: The Dictionary of the New Testament”: “The reality that we must face is that our Messiah’s name in the flesh is Yeshua. The names Iesous and Jesus are Western attempts to transliterate His given name. Scriptural translators should be in the business of translating — not transliterating. There is no reason to transliterate His given name, especially when the translation or meaning must come from the given name. Transliterations most generally confuse and pervert the original meaning. This can be seen in many foreign cultures today. When Coca Cola was introduced to Japan, they did not attempt to transliterate the word into their language. Coca Cola, in Japan, is pronounced Coca Cola! Our Savior’s name is Yeshua, so why not call Him Yeshua?!”

    I think this is very important because Psalms 91:14-16 says: “Because he loves me, I will rescue him; because he knows my name, I will protect him. He will call on me, and I will answer him. I will be with him when he is in trouble. I will extricate him and bring him honor. I will satisfy him with long life and show him my salvation.”

    Shalom aleikhem, Kathie

    • Thank you, Kathie-
      I appreciate your comments and understand your worthy intention. The reality is that the Holy Scriptures have been translated into a multitude of languages throughout the world, and the name of our Lord is different (though similar) with each translation. I refer to Him both as Yeshua the Messiah and Jesus Christ. Since my primary language is Spanish, He is also Jesucristo… so you see I do not share your concern. The Father, our Lord, and the precious Holy Spirit are receiving our prayers spirit to Spirit… and are well able to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart. God Bless you, my sister- in HIM, Santos

  6. Nice website. I find here excellent advices. I’m waiting for more

  7. Hi Santos,
    We would like your permission to republish your last post: “The Divine Purpose For The Temple” on our own website, His Kingdom Prophecy.
    We’ll of course credit it back to you with appropriate links.
    Look forward to hearing from you directly in due course.
    Blessings in Christ,
    Angus

    • Yes, of course brother Angus… Please do republish this vital information. Every post on this site is available for distribution since we both are seeking to bring praise, honor, and worship- as well as myriad souls to the LORD Jesus Christ. Kingdom Blessings to you and yours, in HIM ~Santos

  8. Amen

  9. HIS VISION MY VISION
    But blessed are your eyes for they see,and your ears for they hear(Matthew 13:16). Wearing glasses helps those who are short sighted have clearer vision. Likewise,we need to learn to see everything through the eyes of God whose perspective often differs from that of the world.loving and praying for our enemies and treating difficulties and duties as opportunities for faith to grow. As we view the world and our circumstances through his lenses may he open us to totally new dimension of faith and miracles.

    • EVERYTHING motivated by His Love according to John 3:16, and what our LORD commanded, “Love GOD (YHVH) first… and our neighbor as ourselves.”

  10. Sadly it looks like you dont keep this blog updated so people can be encouraged. I do not believe that additional prophecy is as relevant on a large scale – we have been given prophecy in the Bible as signs to direct and encourage us. Dont you think additional ones can be a distraction???

    • Frankly no, I don’t. What is truly sad is that much of the Laodicean ‘luke-warm’ Christians don’t even read the Bible, and get much of their teaching as pabulum from the pulpit. My blog is specifically designed to challenge all Biblical Christians to study our LORD Jesus Christ’s precious Holy Word revealed ONLY in the Bible. According to Ephesians 4 (entire)- the five-fold ministry includes Prophets given throughout the Church Age UNTIL we ALL come to full stature in Christ. Obviously that is still His purpose and manifesting more so daily.

      As far as this blog goes- there are over 100 essays thus far that are for the edification of the saints, and to challenge the lost. I am only a small voice crying in the wilderness of a compromised western culture that calls evil good and good evil. Since I have a very active life, I choose to post about once per month- which works well for me.

      Prayerfully consider two posts that may help you specifically in what the LORD has called you to accomplish: https://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2007/06/29/the-key-to-evangelism/ And also: https://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/the-everlasting-god-the-king-of-saints/

      Kingdom Blessings to you and your loved ones- always in HIM… ~Santos

  11. I just wanted to say that I appreciate the Christ-like and diplomatic way that you respond to those to write to you. It’s very refreshing to hear (or read I should say). We are living in a day and time where “believers” are HEAVY on emotion and OPINION, but EXTREMELY light on doctrine. A lot of words and NO WORD is one way to look at it :) We see this BIGTIME with The Millenials!

    I like how you addressed the woman in 2011 bringing up the “Jesus name” thing. I concur with you and was thinking the SAME thing. Seems it would be a NO BRAINER to “get” the fact that every LANGUAGE is going to translate His name differently! Once again, believers seem to commit intellectual suicide when they get saved in many circumstances. It’s truly sad.

    I was BLESSED beyond measure to have sat under a true man of God in my formative years (I was born again in Jan 1984 and The Lord sovereignly led me to my home church in the fall of 84′) and lasting for 28 years (he went to be with The Lord in Oct 2012) He was an authentic apostle! His son is pastoring the church now (I am still a member there. Im also an elder there) (www.evangelword.org) He was a pastor teacher and planted NUMEROUS churches as well as “covered” many churches and ministries. I miss him greatly. I also feel that we are living in a time where we are seeing what Paul talked about in regards to a GREAT FALLING away. Itching ears, “Motivational speak”, Your Best Life NOW are the fare of the day. God help us. The burden on my heart is that Jesus The BrideGroom is desiring INTIMACY with His Bride as seen in The Song of Solomon. But what is being experienced NOW is more along the lines of what is seen in the book of Hosea! I believe that THE MESSAGE for the Bride of Christ in this FINAL HOUR of His story(at least here in America/The West) is to “COME BACK TO YOUR FIRST LOVE!!”

    • Thank you Quintin for your kind words. I recommend highly the small commentary ‘Song of Songs’ by Watchman Nee; the LORD Jesus Christ is passionate for a Holy Bride who will make herself ready for His return. Do consider downloading free a PDF copy of my book “They Kingdom Come- Here and Now!” (See article post by that name, and follow instructions to the Open Heaven website- for link). May 2015 be a Blessed Year for you and your loved ones. in HIM~Santos

  12. I was wondering if you had a local assembly that you are part of by the way?

    • Grace Fellowship in Cherry Valley, CA (3 miles from our house in Beaumont) – Pastor Dan Ruiz

  13. Praise God for that!! I always ask that question to believers though so I hope you weren’t offended. My pastor always taught us about the importance of accountability and NOT being Lone Rangers. We are seeing A LOT of that nowadays sad to say. People making excuses for not being part of the VISIBLE church/body. It’s truly sad. Church-hurt and such play into that but that’s not an excuse to disconnect yourself. Though just occurred to me while typing! Jesus was betrayed by someone in His church!


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