You belong. You are part of the family. Feelings of isolation or loneliness are not what you think. Exclusiveness is My rite of passage for you. Move into my presence today.


I’ve noticed that when people are tribal, they have a time when they cross a line and become committed to their tribe. Those lines are called ‘rites of passage.’ 

The term ‘rite of passage’ means any important act or event that serves to mark a passage from one stage of life to another. It’s where you say, “That was then, this is now.”

That’s what redemption is all about. I love redemption. It’s also what repentance is all about – that was then, this is now. I promise you, repentance is your friend.

So tribal people all over the world have certain rites of passage. Whether it’s tattoos, sweat rooms, piercings or a walk in the fire, what’s crazy to one tribe, makes perfect sense to another. 

For the Jews, it’s a thirteenth birthday party celebration called a bar mitzvah for a boy or a bat mitzvah for a girl. Even though they aren’t men or women yet, they call them so because they are being committed to manhood or womanhood. That’s a kingdom principle.

Here at OpenDoor Church, rites of passage to our tribe include going after upgrade from the wilderness to your Promised Land, baptism of the Holy Spirit and walking in prophetic gifts. These are just a few of the ways you know you belong.

Do you belong? Have you made a commitment to be part of our tribe? Cross the line. Go after better. Join us in bringing heaven to earth and bring redemption because you have been redeemed.

“That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” – John 3:6

From my sermon series I LOVE MY TRIBE