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Dictionary.com defines gate as a movable barrier, usually on hinges, closing an opening in a fence, wall, or other enclosure.
2.an opening permitting passage through an enclosure.
3.a tower, architectural setting, etc., for defending or adorning such an opening or for providing a monumental entrance to a street, park, etc.:
the gates of the walled city; the palace gate.4.any means of access or entrance
THE Bible Dictionary
(https://bible.gen.nz/amos/archaeology/gate.htm)describes the meaning of “gates”
the “law court” (either formally in criminal cases or less formally as the place where family business or disputes were settled),
the public forum where community business was discussed and gossip exchanged or
the administrative center – the “Town Hall”.
The gates were constructed like a fortress and meant to defend the city and keep the enemy out. http://www.crystalinks.com/jerusalemgates.html.Jesus Christ was crucified outside of the gate, Hebrews 13:12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. The prophets proclaim the word of God at the gates.Jeremiah 17:19-27. Nehemiah talks about gates of Jerusalem. http://jesusplusnothing.com/studies/online/nehem3.htm. Jesus declared “ I am the gate for the sheep” John 10:7-10, enter through the narrow gate Matt 7:13-14, gates of hell shall not prevail Matt 16:18. Lift up your heads, o ye gates Psalms 24:7-10.
Seize the gates: We seize the gates from the west, east, south, and north. We now control what comes in and goes out. We now control what is allowed and disallowed. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Too long Satan has been in control of the gates. Satan we declare that we overthrow you and displaced you. God has given us authority over you. We use our God-given authority to bind up the works of the enemy. We snatch your power and the keys by the word of God and the shed blood of Jesus. God, we loose your hands to govern this nation. For thine, O Lord is the greatness, power, glory, victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
Speak the answer not the problem. The answer is the word of God. Heavenly Father, thank you for your holy word, for the shed blood of your son, Jesus Christ. We now take and appropriate that blood over the gates of our homes, blocks, communities, city, states, and nation. He that possesses the gates control what comes in and out of the gates, what is allowed and not allowed.
We declare that this is the generation of them that seek you, that seek your face.Psalm 24:7Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.Lift up your gates and let the King of Glory come in. We welcome you King of Glory.Psalm 24:7-10.
We apply your blood to every home, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, communities, cities, states, and nation. Send the warring angels to assist us in evicting drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution, gangs, guns. terrorists, perversion and the spirit of murder, anger, hatred, racism, self-murder, domestic violence even in the pulpit, child abuse, rape, molestation thief, and robber. We evict marriage breaking spirits, rebellious children. We evict you in the name of Jesus. Let the gates be open to salvation and let this be a city that seeks to lift your name up that you may draw men, women, children to you. Let there begin to be a great harvest of souls. Give us strategies and techniques to win souls.
Let the walls of our city be called Salvation. Let the gospel be freely preached and received. You sent your word and healed them. Let the word of salvation be released in the atmosphere, hemisphere, and stratosphere. Let the skies open up and rain down salvation in our homes, in prisons, in hospitals, everywhere that drug and gang activities are taking place, every place where terrorists are plotting to do harm. Let grace and mercy run down the street and overtake justice. You died to save us from the penalty of sin. Save us O Lord and we shall be saved.
We possess the gates of our homes. Let peace, love, hope and compassion flow. Bind up confusion and send it to the camp of the enemy. We bless you God and ask that you bless our homes. We call our children, grandchildren and all connected to us to obedience to your word. We decree and declare that they shall love you with all their hearts and they shall serve you. Restore love, hope, and trust in marriages. Let us be willing to forgive, forget and start again with a fresh love that has grown and matured. The gates are open for strong family unity and ties. We pray that the gates be open even for those that desire children, and for those children that stand in need of a home. We pray for those in the foster care system and those that have been adopted. Release them from the spirit of abandonment, rejection, and anger.Let the gate of love be open to them.
We possess the gates of our cities and evict the spirit of violence. Jesus blood prevails and the spirit of death and destruction can not cross the blood line. We attack the strongman of murder and all connecting spirits. Anger, hatred, jealousy, bitterness, envy, pride, racism, suicide, you are rendered helpless before the blood. We serve notice on every gang and terrorist that the land does not belong to you. The earth is the lord and all that dwell within. Yes, that include you. Ezekiel 18:4 Behold (pay close attention), all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die. God has given you a choice and he advises you to Choose Life.Deu 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: Let love arise in the hearts of the people. Peace rule in our surrounding. We choose life and we loose life in our communities.
We possess the gates of prosperity and evict poverty. There is no lack in God. We call forth job training, job opportunities, financial wisdom, economic growth in our surrounding. The gate is open even to those that have past records and have served their time. The gate is open for housing and education. It is the will of God that we prosper and be in good health. The favor of God surrounds us and he rejoices in our prosperity. Psalm 34:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.28And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
We possess the gates of good health and evict sickness and untimely death. We shall live and not die and declare the righteousness of God. We receive healing by the 39 stripes on your body. Each stripe representing a condition, or need of man. We receive physical healing, emotional and spiritual healing from all diseases and infirmity. Is there anything too hard for our God? No, Lord, you are bigger than anything we will ever face. You are the bread of life and we eat freely of that bread. Be healed in the name of Jesus. In the name of Jesus be healed.
We possess the gates of ministry and evict false teachers, prophets, and leaders. We open up the doors for the true shepherds. You have given up good shepherds after your own heart. They seek you for wisdom, guidance and you bind their feet to the path of righteousness. They love you, hear your voice and declare your word to be the truth. They preach the blood off of their hands. They cry loud and spare not. You bless their family, home, ministries, and churches. They set proper priorities with you first, then their mate and then the ministry. Ministry begins at home. You give them discerning spirits and eagle eye vision to see, understand and interpret the seasons and timing. They are highly sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. They are true worshippers and passionate God-chasers. You send them obedient people, tithing people, people willing to serve. You send them people with finances, expertise, and willing hands to do the work of the ministry, armor bearers and intercessors.
Thank you, God, for sending Warring Angels to assist us in Seizing the Gates for your glory.