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Bruce Sechrest is a musical Evangelist. Founder of the non-profit music publishing house Fairhaven's Well. Bruce's goal is to help people with the messages in his music.Support This Author
In 2015 I was driving down the road one day in my car and this song came on the radio. I liked the song so well that I began to research where it came from. That’s when I met Patrick Case , the man who wrote Step Inside the Gates.
I called him up and asked him about it. He told me the story of how after a long day on the road he had went to be the song just came to him right before he was about to sleep. He got up wrote down the first verse then back to bed. Then right as he was about to sleep the second verse started. He said, “I got back up in the middle of the night and put on a pot of coffee and then the rest is history.”
In 1951 a gospel group called the Blackwood Quartet had a hit song, Inside the Gate written by J D Sumner.
In 1970 I was taught that song in church and saw what it was like to see the anointing fall on people who heard the message in that song.
I told Patrick I wanted to do his song but I wanted to rearrange it. He had never heard the earlier song. So, we made a demo of our ideas combining the two songs but Something else happened. When we got to the studio God showed up and had His say, thru the people who played this for the first time and made it what it is today. We did what was called a mash.. It’s where you put two songs together and it just fits perfectly.
I had no idea, Patrick had no idea, J D Sumner had no idea, neither did Jeff Collins, The Sisters, nor did old John, an outcast on the isle of Patmos, telling us what he saw; the song that only God could put together for us.
A song, a story about Heaven and the love of God for us.
Our home forevermore. Come go with us.
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