Lift up your heads O you gates; King of glory join, and journey with us!

“Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you 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. Selah” Psalm 24:7-10

Glory be to the name of The LORD in the highest for Day 11 of our Prayer and Fasting, may His Name be exalted forever. Our topic today is: “Lift up your heads O you gates; King of glory join, and journey with us!”

Gates are barriers to progress. They limit the access of men into destiny. Gates can be limitation to progress such that even for those who know where to go for help, they are restricted. Gates can even be altars erected against people who are inside trouble to never get out of it.

The Bible shows us clearly in the Old Testament that the vulnerability and strength of a fortress or stronghold always rested in its gates. This principle is the same in the spiritual that was revealed to us in the natural. There are important facts that were known in Bible times to conquer a fortified city.

In the Old Testament the gates of ancient cities are not as we imagine today’s gates, but massive gates made of stone, iron, brass, or wood frequently sheeted with metal. They were tall and wide. “The Beautiful Gate” of Herod’s temple (Acts 3:2) was made of brass and required twenty men to close it. These gates were opened during the day to allow the citizens to come and go, but were generally closed and barred at night as a safety measure to keep out enemy attacks. But note one thing- whoever controlled the gates of the stronghold ruled the city.

The gates of a city are very significant. The gates were shut at nightfall (Joshua 2:5) because they were the chief point from which the enemy attacked (Judges 5:8). 

Gates are seats of authority (Ruth 4:11). At the gates, wisdom was uttered(Proverbs 1:21). Judges and officers served at the gates administering justice (Deuteronomy 16:18) and the councils of state were held at the gates (2 Chronicles 18:9). The Word was read (Nehemiah 8:2-3) and the prophets proclaimed God’s message (Jeremiah 17:19-20) from the gates. The people also had to enter through the gates to worship the Lord.

If you look very closely you will see that gates are not just natural or material barriers. They are spiritual and prophetic with capacity to determine what a man would get and what he would never get. As you read this message today, I pray that every gates that have been erected to limit your access into destiny are falling down today in Jesus’ name.

Prayer Points:

1. Father, I thank You because You have the power to command gates to lift up their heads in Jesus’ name.

2. Lord, I thank You because every gate that is not of God in my life will lift up their heads today in Jesus’ name.

3. Lord, have mercy and forgive me of all sins that will prevent gates being lifted up for my sake in Jesus’ name. (Ephesians 2:4-5).

4. Lift up your heads all you gates. King of glory, in this year 2024, join and journey with me for Your glory’s sake in Jesus’ name.

5. Mighty hand of God, strengthen me and go before me to open all the gates of blessings ahead of my life in the name of Jesus.

6. I declare that the gate of blessings shall never be shut against me and my family. The gates of miracles, signs and wonders shall never be shut against us in the name of Jesus. (Job 22:28).

7. Every gate of blessing, miracles, victory and testimonies that has been shut against me, lift up your heads right now that the king of glory may come in, in Jesus’ name.

8. Father, I pray that You will go before me and make the rough places smooth. I pray that You will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars in Jesus’ name. (Psalm 107:16).

9. Father, I pray against every power trying to enslave me. I pray that You will destroy their strongholds and set their dwelling places on fire. I pray that You will break the bars of their gates in Jesus’ name. (Jeremiah 51:30).

10. Father, I pray that You will take care of every evil at the gate of my life today. There will be only sound of joy at my gates in Jesus’ name. (Luke 7:12).

11. Lord, go ahead of me and deliver me from all the forces of darkness at the gates. Lord, shatter their plans and give me victory in Jesus’ name. (Acts 9:24).

12. Father, I pray that every evil gate locked against me shall open on their own accord. I pray that I will be delivered and set free in Jesus’ name. (Acts 12:10).

13. King of glory, join and journey with me. In Your mercy, deliver me and my household from every cursed gate in Jesus’ name. Let gates of praises and worship be established in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ. (Joshua 6:26).

14. Father, I pray that the King of glory will step into my situation and the gates will lift up their heads. I pray that the ancient doors will be destroyed, and God will fight my battles for me in Jesus’ name.

15. Father, I pray that You will deliver me and my household from the gates of death. Fight our battles for us and deliver us from every form of distress in Jesus’ name. (Psalm 107:18-19).

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