In our SDCC churches, we overcome gates of hell in all shapes and shades


“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” Mathew 16:18


“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Revelation 12:11


It is Day 12 of our Prayer and Fasting and we thank God for His Grace that has been made available to us at this time to triumph in His Name. Today, we are standing against the gates of hell in all shapes and shades in our DCC and declaring victory over them.

Mathew 16:18 is one of the most reassuring verses in all the Scriptures. It is a promise one with which many have found solace. In these turbulent times, many fall back on the victory of Christ. We rest in it, as we should.

The phrase the “gates of hell” is translated in some versions as the “gates of Hades.” “Gates of hell” or “gates of Hades” is found only once in the entire Scriptures, in Matthew 16:18. In this passage, Jesus is referring to the building of His church: “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).

It is clear that Jesus was declaring that death and hell have no power to hold God’s people captive. Its gates are not strong enough to overpower and keep imprisoned the church of God. The Lord has conquered death (Romans 8:2; Acts 2:24). And because “death no longer is master over Him” (Romans 6:9), it is no longer master over those who belong to Him.

Satan has the power of death, and he will always use that power to try to destroy the church of Christ. But we have this promise from Jesus that His church, the “called out,” will prevail: “Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live” (John 14:19).

May the gates of hell not prevail over us in CAC Southern DCC in the Mighty Name of Jesus.


Prayer Points

  1. O Lord, Owner of the church, we praise and worship You for Your sure unfailing promise that the power of darkness will not prevail over Your church in Jesus’ name. (Mathew 16:18).
  2. O Lord, we thank You for we have overcome by the blood of the lamb and more than conquerors in Jesus’ name. (Revelation 12:11; Romans 8:37).
  3. Send revival, let the fire of the Holy Spirit be rekindled again in the church in power, praise and testimony. Lord, anoint us afresh with Your Spirit in the name of Jesus. (Luke 3:16; Habakuk 3:2).
  4. Father, I pray for every member of the body of Christ; that they may be strengthened with might by Your spirit in the inner man. (Ephesians 3:14-19).
  5. Lord, we pray for a fresh outpouring of Your Spirit upon our DCC. MakeYour church too hot for the gates of hell in Jesus’ name. (Acts 2:1-4; Joel 2:28).
  6. Every power of the enemy inspiring, sponsoring, and fuelling disunity, divisions, disagreements, and discord be consumed by fire in the name of Jesus. (Proverbs 6:16,19).
  7. O Lord, let every seed, plantation, and root of ungodliness in our lives promoting disunity, disagreements, discord, and divisions among us, be uprooted and destroyed in the name of Jesus. (Ephesians .4:31; James 4:1).
  8. O Lord, keep us and make us perfect as one in unity, love, peace, togetherness, and harmony in Jesus’ name. (John 17:11, 22-23; 1 Corinthians 1:10).
  9. Father, I pray that You fill each believer in Christ with divine love for one another, fill us with the fruits of righteousness, in Jesus’ name. (Philippians 1:9-11).
  10. I declare according to Your word, all weapons of darkness and the wicked fashioned against Your church will be utterly destroyed in Jesus’ name. (Isaiah 54:17).
  11. O Lord, according to Your word, let all the organised networks of wickedness gathered against Your church perish in Jesus’ name. (Isaiah 54:15).
  12. O Lord, according to Your word in Isaiah 41, disgrace and destroy all forces of darkness striving against Your church in Jesus’ name. (Isaiah 41:10-13).
  13. O Lord, according toYour word in Luke 10:19, we tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the powers of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt us in Jesus’ name.
  14. O Lord, frustrate, disgrace, and destroy every plot and agenda of darkness against the church in the name of Jesus. (Job 5:12; Psalm 33:10).
  15. Lord Jesus, I pray that You will give the church victory over every form of oppression and harassment of the enemy in the name of Jesus.


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