Summary: A gate is a very important part of a building or house. A gate is for security and protection. In the Bible, the gate was a focal point of power. Business was conducted at the gate. Military strategy was planned at the gate. Judgment and punishments we
This week, we are looking at the message entitled, “The gate of your life.”
Genesis 28:12 says, “And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.”
According to the verse in the foregoing, Jacob saw a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reached the heaven and the angels of the Lord were ascending and descending on it. Verse 13 says, “And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac; the land wherein thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.”
Beloved, before you read further, I would like you to talk to the Lord: “Every land that belongs to me, that is presently in the hand of the enemy I recover it by fire, in the name of Jesus.”
Verses 16-17 say, “And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place, and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”
Matthew 16:18-19 says, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
WHAT IS A GATE?
A gate is a very important part of a building or house. A gate is for security and protection. In the Bible, the gate was a focal point of power. Business was conducted at the gate. Military strategy was planned at the gate. Judgment and punishments were delivered at the gate. The Bible says, “The husband of a virtuous woman was known at the gate” (Proverbs 31:23). Abraham’s Nephew, Lot sat at the gate of Sodom as an elder. So, in ancient times, gates were very important because the safety of a city was determined by the strength of the gate. If the enemy stormed the gate and succeeded, the horses and chariots of war would enter into it. So, when the gate came down, the city was conquered.
TYPES OF GATES
There are physical gates and there are spiritual gates. There are visible and invisible gates.
A gate is an opening in a wall or fence. It is an opening in a city or house. And normally it is built with defensive structures. It is a means of entrance or exit. It is an area of departure or arrival. A gate is a door or any mechanism for controlling passage. Just as physical gates and spiritual gates have their own important values, there are gates that lead to the city of a person’s life.
These truths are sometimes not clear to us. But the truth is clear to the children of darkness. Everyone has what is known as human gates through which the enemy can go in or come out. When the enemy has gained entrance and is already inside but you are fighting an external enemy, you are writing express letter to defeat. Many people are fighting the enemy outside when the enemy has already entered inside. Before you deal with the external enemy, you must deal with the internal one. There are nine major gates that open up the life of a man.
THE MAJOR GATES THAT OPEN UP THE LIFE OF A MAN
1. The head gate: The Bible says, “Lay hands suddenly on no man, so that you will not be a partaker of his iniquity” (1 Timothy 5:22). Generally, people pray for others while laying hands on their heads. Likewise people are generally anointed on the head. The Bible says, “Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over” (Psalm 23:5). The head is a means through which anointing is imparted into the body. The head is an access route to the anointing. A holy man of God can lay hands on you and the anointing of God will fall upon you and you will receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost. That head is the symbol of your destiny. Negative or positive anointing can flow through your head to the rest of your body. A lot of people have been attacked through the head gate. And if you are passing through this kind of trouble, you may be noticing memory loss, you are no longer as sharp as you used to be. You may find that you are forgetting what you should not forget. You may find sinning and all kinds of other negative things going on inside the head. You may find that you are becoming sick and sick always. You may discover that any where you go, bad luck follows you, because the gate of the head has permitted something to enter. Remember the head is the symbol of your destiny. You can cut off a person’s leg and the person will still survive. I have even seen somebody that has no hands and legs still living. But I have not seen a person who has no head still alive. So, you have to be careful, who lays hands on your head. You have to be careful, who puts hands on your head. Before many people got born again they have had evil hands laid on their heads. Many people too have poured all kinds of thing on their heads. Many have shaven their heads because of the dead. Many have incisions on their heads. Many iting an Many have used their heads to carry sacrifices. Many have put all kinds of negative things on their heads. Many have been careless with their hair; the enemy has cut their hair away and has polluted it. Remember your head is the storehouse of your brain and this can be manipulated. That is why deliverance of the head is a serious matter.