A deity manifests more power and control in a place if the altars there are raised to that deity. Godly altars would attract God’s power and control to a place. Satanic altars would attract Satan’s power and control to a place. The greater the sacrifice on the altar, the more power is drawn from the realm of darkness. A human sacrifice will draw more power than an animal sacrifice.
Remember the power from the satanic altar in 2 Kings 3:1-27.
Spiritual gates are places of power and control. The story of Jacob’s encounter with God in Genesis 28 illustrates how spiritual gates are established.
Read Gen. 28: 12-17
The godly altars opened a gate of entry and control for God in that place. The angels of God were freely ascending and descending in that place.
One of the satanic devices is to encourage people to raise altars to him through idolatry, occultism, religious perversion and traditions. These satanic altars provide for Satan a gate of entry, control and manifestations of his power in the lives of people and in the environment.
This is why people, even believers, have dreams of masquerades, bulls, snakes etc. pursuing them. Others have sex, swim, eat or see dead people in their dreams. These experiences are indicative of satanic influence over territories, and/or demonic infiltration into people’s lives. This is made possible by the existence of satanic gates or gates of hell, providing points of entry.
Satanic gates provide a hindrance to a person’s growth and progress in different areas of life, just as how physical gates impede progress. Spiritual gates may prevent a person from getting married, having babies, having financial breakthrough, getting promoted, earning a degree, experiencing growth in the ministry.
For some people and some families we see patterns for the disasters and afflictions that they have suffered. They occur at a particular month, season, place or age. This may indicate the operation of satanic gates set up against them.
The Bible tells us that the gates of hell shall not prevail against us. It also tells us that we should not be ignorant lest Satan take advantage of us. ( 2 Cor. 2:11). We must possess the gates of our enemies. (Gen. 22:17 and Gen 24:60) However, for many of us the enemies have possessed our gates.
Prayer exercise 1.
Father, thank you for the revelation on spiritual gates. I receive an anointing to deal with all gates prevailing against me. I receive the Spirit of justice to sit in judgment against this satanic device. I receive strength to flush the enemy out of my gates in the Name of Jesus. I release thunder, earthquake, storm, tempest and devouring fire to totally destroy every satanic gate restricting my progress and my blessings in the name of Jesus.
(Based on Isa. 28:5-6; 29:6)
From Expose and Destroy doing targeted prayer warfare by Onyechi Daniel.
Gates are strengthened by the presence of gate men. Every entry point on the road into a city is a gate. That is why you will sometimes see witches and wizards singing and walking barefoot all over the street in the early hours of the morning. They are making contact with the various gates on the roads up to the borders of the city. They take over the gates and control the people in the city.
Satanists use human sacrifice to open the gate of the ground so that it can swallow up its inhabitants and resources.
When you drive around your city gates, especially the toll-gate areas and any other place the Spirit of God shows you, you can stop there for a while, anoint the place and say, “Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and let the King of glory come in”. By that you destroy satanic altars there and establish God’s own altar, from then on things are bound to change for the better in that locality.
No demon operates in a land without coming though a gate. Without gates or altars, demons cannot come in. Altars sustain and keep them. Each time you see people building a shrine or an altar they are building a doorway for Satan. Anywhere libation is poured, a gate is being opened.
Prayer exercise 2
Satan, the Lord rebuke you. I throw the giant dragnet of the Holy Ghost and I catch all the spiritual “gate men” working against me. I bind you and cast you into the pit of fire in the name of Jesus.
(Based on Hos. 7:12, Mat. 18:18, Amos 7:4)
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Read Amos 5:10
Isaiah 45:2 reveals the nature of the gates we are up against in spiritual warfare – they are made of bronze. Gates are satanic strongholds. We often need prayer and fasting to deal with them. God desires to help us to open the gates that are shut against us. Isaiah 45 1-3.
Prayer exercise 3
Thank you my Father for taking my right hand to subdue nations and to loose the armor of kings. Lord, go ahead and open the double-leaved gates so that they will remain open as our blessings keep flowing in. Father, please make the crooked places before me straight and break in pieces the gates of bronze and the bars of iron. I now ask for the real treasures of darkness and the hidden riches of secret places. Thank you for giving them to me. I will declare that you are my God and King in Jesus name Amen.
(Based on Isa. 45:1-3)
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Throughout your life continue to raise altars to God and call the name of Jehovah over your life, the lives of your family, your office, your properties, your interest. Hand your gates over to God.
Prayer exercise 4
Father, thank you for your covenant that evil shall bow before the good, and the wicked shall bow at the gates of the righteous. I demand that every evil spirit or wicked person shall be disarmed at this gate, in Jesus name. Every wicked spirit or person shall be judged at this gate. I therefore shut this gate permanently against the wicked. I command the stealing and affliction in this area to stop in the mighty name of Jesus Amen.
(Based on Prov. 14:19, Ps. 147:13)
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Pray this prayer at your physical gate or entrance and anoint the place with oil as in Genesis 28:12.
There are gates in the air, on land, on the seas and under the seas. There are gates also by the seashore. When you see people pouring libation or making sacrifices by the seashore they are opening doorways for the sea to transfer the demons inside back to them on land. Therefore, when you pour anointing oil and speak God’s word the earth hears and responds. That is why when you anoint a place that has troubled you and command the trouble to stop, the sensitivity in that place is supposed to open up to your prayer.
In breaking gates, anointing oil is vital. Declare a fast and use anointing oil to break yokes. Send the words and anoint the place. You can command the desolation to lift away and destroy the gates of hell in that place.
The Bible speaks about the keys to heaven and the keys of earth. Two of the keys of heaven are called Praise and Worship. We must have plenty of praise. When you worship doors open. It is the language the earth hears readily.
From Isaiah 6 we learn two things:
1. The earth has a door.
2. Worship of Him who is seated on the throne can open doors.
Each time the Old Testament saints entered a city they built an altar. That altar was to open a gate, a doorway into the city to control the gates that operated there. It was to establish a covenant. Covenants establish altars for us. In the New Testament whenever people made a covenant with the Lord, they were building an altar for themselves.
Until you begin to open your mouth and release the Word of God from the inspiration and revelation you get from Him, or from reading His words against your situation, the gate controlling that situation cannot open. When you open your mouth to speak you are establishing the covenant of the Lord. In other words you are establishing the altar of God in your life.
Abu Bako: – Establishing God’s Altar Everywhere (Author of PRAYING THROUGH THE GATES OF TIME)
Emmanuel Olewa: – How to be a living Sacrifice on the Altar to God for your nation
Mosy Madugba: – Elders at the Gates
Atim Sofiri Ogan: – Fresh Fire on the Lord’s Altar
Onyechi Daniel: – Expose and Destroy
Emmanuel Kure: – Practical Prophetic Prayer and Warfare