General Meaning: A new season that is either spiritual or relating to business. Spiritual: • Isaiah 45:1 …and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates will not be shut; • Business: • Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, where he sits among the elders of the land. • Positive: To see a new gate in a dream or vision is a picture of a new season in your life. Depending on the kind of gate, you will have a clearer picture on the kind of season that the Lord is taking you into. • It represents the start of something new, but also the end of something as well. To go through a gate means to leave the old behind. (Much like the picture of a door) With a gate though, the picture speaks more of not just a single opportunity but a change in your life as a whole. • I see gates often in the spirit and will share a bit of my own experience to help you identify what God is showing you. • Golden Gate • I often see the gates as golden in my visions and they are a picture of a new season in my ministry. A clear ministry road. Usually the gate or road ahead is bigger or quite different to the one before. • Gold is a picture of the deity of God and a good picture of ministry. This speaks of a new focus and season in ministry. The birth of a new ministry vision. • Silver Gate • Silver is a picture of our redemption in Christ as well as a good symbol for money. A silver gate represents a new season in your business and work place. • Double Door Gate • I have seen this often relating to couples. How each are going through the same gate but each have their own aspect to add to the vision that God is giving them. • Garden Gate • This speaks of a season of joy and rest. I have seen the Lord lead someone through a garden gate into a garden to tend. This speaks of a season of training but in a secure and pleasant environment. • Desert Gate • There are times that I have seen the Lord lead someone to a gate where there is a desert or wilderness on the other side. When this happens, I know that he is leading this person into a season of ministry training. • Jesus Himself was led to the wilderness before his ministry took off and this is valid for us still today. • Negative: Gate of the City • When the gate is from the enemy to lock us in, then it is not positive. However as in the case with Samson, he simply picked the city gate up and carried it up the hill! • In the same way if you see a gate that is locking you in, it is for you to stand in the name of the Lord Jesus and to come against it! • See also: Door, Road.