TEXT: Genesis.22: 12-17; Genesis.24: 58-60; Deuteronomy.21: 19;Deuteronomy.25: 7; Psalm.118:19-25; Psalm.127: 1-5; Proverbs.17: 19; Proverbs.22: 22; Proverbs.24: 7; Isaiah.28: 5-6; Matthew.16:18
“That in blessing I will bless thee…and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies”
Genesis 22: 17
“And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy sees possess the gate of those who hate them”
Genesis 24: 60
The first mention of this powerful prophetic statement & revelation came from God himself through an angelic messenger sent to Abraham. God declared a lot of things to Abraham on that day & the whole thing ended with this loaded prophetic blessing on Abraham & his seed, “…and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies”.
The next time we see this happening was in the life of Rebekah when she was about to get married to Isaac. Her family declared blessings of fruitfulness, power & dominion over her life & those of her seeds yet unborn. “…thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those who hate them”.
What exactly was God referring to, and what were the folks of Rebekah referring to what they boldly released these powerful prophetic declaring? Of course Abraham was a man of revelation so he knew precisely what God was talking about. Also, the family of Rebekah couldn’t have uttered the same blessing over their daughter ignorantly, they too knew what these words meant,” thy seed shall possess the gate of those who hate them”.
Now, everyone who has received Christ as his/her Lord & Savior automatically qualifies to enjoy the benefits of this covenant & these prophetic statements made many years ago.
“And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”
Galatians. 3: 29
When you accept Jesus as your Lord & Savior you are automatically linked to the covenant & blessings of Abraham. You shall possess the gates of your enemies & you shall possess the gates of those who hate you, glory to God! Most people don’t know it yet, but you see, it is very expensive & dangerous to hate a child of God. In fact, back in the Old Testament, David said unto the anointing of the Holy Spirit,
“And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him”
Psalm 89: 23
Glory to God, when people get hostile towards you as a child of God & you have done nothing wrong in particular, relax, rejoice, God’s going to show up & bring judgment down on those who maltreat you!
“In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty…and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate”
Isaiah 28: 5-6.
We have established in part one of this article that, the word “gate” was used in symbolic terms in the Old Testament. “Gate” was used to symbolize “Glory”, Psalm 87: 2; Jeremiah 14: 2.
“Gate” was also used to symbolize, POWER, DOMINION & RULER-SHIP. (Genesis 22: 17; Genesis 24: 60 & Matthew 16: 18)
“Gate” for some back then, was where they received judgment & were destroyed, while for others, it was the point of their deliverance & freedom.
For us today, it still means all these things & more. Gates signifies power, dominion & spiritual influence. When Jesus made this statement back in the book of Matthew, He had all this in mind.
“Upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”
Matthew 16: 18
Now, there are only two forces at work on earth, the forces of darkness & evil, which of course are the forces of the devil, & then, we have the powers of light, good & righteousness which of course is the forces & power of God & his saints on earth.
As a Child of God, you are to possess the gates of the enemy, in other words, you are to walk in dominion & power of the devil & all his cohorts. You are to exercise power & dominion over the works of Satan & spreed the goodness of God on the earth. You are to exercise dominion & become all that God intends for you to become on earth. You are to exercise dominion over all forms of evil opposition standing on your way.
If you have accepted Christ as your Lord, then you are a bonafide child of God & you have the legal right to use the Name of Jesus(Philippians 2: 8-11), the Blood of Jesus( Revelations 12: 11), the power of the Holy Spirit(Acts 1: 8) against the devil & all his works.
Greater is He(Jesus) that is in you than the devil in the world.(1John 4: 4). Therefore no force of evil can stop you & none can curse you. You have been equipped with divine powers & the unseen forces of God are backing you up praise God. You have all you need to win & fulfill your destiny on earth.
1. LORD, I paralyse every evil gate or power responsible for prolonged delays to my blessings in Jesus name!
2. LORD, I paralyse every evil gate or power putting up an unseen embagoe blocking my glory & my breakthrough in Jesus name!
3. LORD, I terminate every evil gate or power in my father’s house, in my mother’s house working against me in Jesus name!