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by Elsabe Briers
Date:               April 3, 2008
Message:        Victory In The Gates

Isaiah 62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the
highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
” (KJV)  

There is a battle in the gates to your future, but God is calling you to rise up and contend for
your entry through the gates of opportunity into your destiny with the Sword of the Spirit! The
body of Christ is in various stages of transition into a whole new dimension, being made ready
for His “greater glory” outpouring to establish His Kingdom and the stones of stumbling have to
be taken out of the way. The standard is holiness without which no man shall see the Lord and
His banner over us is Love.

Identify your enemies

Ask the Lord to reveal to you the identity of your enemies. Let your spirit man rise up in the
strength and power of the Lord and confront your enemies of fear, doubt, hopelessness,
confusion, double-mindedness, slothfulness, procrastination and self-love that are blocking you
from passing through the gates.  These are some of the ones that you allow to rule over your
soul area, and reign in your mind, and by them being revealed to you by the Holy Spirit, you can
break with their rule.  

Then there are the onslaughts of the enemy that are coming at you from the outside, mostly
through negative words coming from others, some even close associates.  Do not
underestimate the Leviathan spirit that twists the truth and sows discord with false
accusations.  Break the curses that are coming against you, your relationships, your family, your
ministry or business by forgiving these people.  Call the victory of the blood against it and bless
those who persecute you.

Put on your war mantle and deal with every attack by the authority of the name of the King,
Jesus Christ, by the power of His Blood and the Power of the Word of God.  Don’t allow the devil
to steal from you, but take the Kingdom by force!

3 Keys for Overcoming

There are 3 keys given to us to overcome any obstacle:

Revelation 12:11  “
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;
and they loved not their lives unto the death.
” (KJV)

Firstly, let us stand on the finished work of Calvary.  Jesus overcame every obstacle for us with
His precious Blood and in His power and strength we are more than conquerors.   So, know your
authority in Him and by His Name and come under the protection of the Blood through
repentance and forgiveness.

Secondly, be fully persuaded by faith that you are an overcomer and out of the abundance of
your heart, let your mouth bring forth the testimony of His Glory.  Speak the word of faith and
command the mountains to move and fall into the sea in Jesus’ Name!  Live by faith, speak by
faith, and walk by faith.

Hebrew 11:1 “
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."  (KJV)

When I open my mouth and speak the word of God by faith, I release substance into the
atmosphere that will effect change.

When I speak to the mountain of obstruction, it will fall into the sea, because I speak by faith.  
Take authority over the negative situation in your sphere of influence and speak the word of the
Lord against sickness and disease, financial lack, relational problems, etc and let the Sword of
the Lord bring salvation, deliverance and healing as you go.

So let us weigh our words before we utter anything, listening for the heart of God in the
situation and counter anything negative with the creative word of life that will bring forth that
which we hope to see.

Thirdly, reckon with the enemy of sin, your flesh, and the world.   Ask the Lord to expose every
trace of its working in your life.  Face up to it with the Sword of the Spirit, deal with it without
mercy and die to it now.  We can only overcome by the life and power of the Holy Spirit to walk
on the highway of holiness.

A Word for the Downcast

The Lord has given me a word today for those who are downcast in hopelessness and despair,
and He is saying, “Take courage and rise up in the strength that I provide.  Do not give up, but
pursue your goal with steadfast faith in Me, one step at a time.”  

Perseverance to persist

If you have lost vision, or maybe you do not even have clarity of vision, ask the Lord today to
restructure your vision according to His blueprint for your life.  Then set your mind and heart in
alignment with His will and Word and pursue that vision by faith until you see the manifestation

Isaiah 60:1 “
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee."

Proclaim your victory in songs of deliverance and declare the prophetic word in the gates so
that the angels can go forth, opening the double doors of favor for you.

Prayer and declaration:  Father, in the Name of Jesus we now declare the victory of Calvary in  
the gates to our future.  We ask that you release the angelic host to remove the enemy from our
gates and change the guard, to guard the way into our destiny. Amen, so be it!
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