POSSESSING THE GATE OF YOUR DESTINY
Gate is a point of access or entrance into a place. Examples: building, compound, or city. Gate is spiritual and it is a place of authority. Who possesses the gate determines who rules over a place. Who is in charge of a gate determines what comes in and out of a place. The entry and departure point to a country is the gate of authority of that country. That is why immigration service is saddle with the responsibilities of determining the inflow of people in and out of the country. Gate is a place where POWER CHANGES HANDS and BATONS OF AUTHORITY ARE EXCHANGED.
God has given us dominion mandate through His words in Genesis 1:28 “God blessed them, and God said to them, be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air; and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” You can exercise this dominion mandate if only you are in the place of authority. Many forces are contending for the gates of your life. They are principalities and powers who rule over the earth. They want to exact their authorities over the gates of your life. They want to determine what happen in your life. Ephesian 6:12 says “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Those are the powers who want to rule over the gates of your life. They are hijackers of destiny. They want you to experience failure instead of success; poverty instead of riches; stagnation instead of advancement; lack instead of abundance; affliction instead of good health; shame instead of honour; ashes instead of beauty etc.
That is why Psalmist says in Psalm 24:7-10 “Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in…………” Those are the authorities who do not want you be to be fulfilled and you must be ready to take over from them before you can exercise your dominion mandate in life.
However, you can only possess the gate of your life through the following:
- Holiness: II Corinthian 7:1, Hebrew 12:14, I Peter 1:15-16, Ephesian 5:3, Roman 12:1.
- Prayer and fasting: Matthew 17:21 “However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting”
- Knowledge of the word of God: John 1:1-4, Hosea 4:6, Psalm 119:105.
- Diligence: It takes diligent person to possess the gate of his life.
Mordecia understands the authority behind possessing the gate of life. He is always found sitting at the king’s gate despite being a captive in another land Esther 2:21. While sitting at the gate, he was not lamenting about the evil that befell Israelites. He heard about the plot to assassinate the king which was reported to the appropriate quarters. He was also connected to his rightful position at the king’s gate Esther 6:10. After he was honoured by the king, he returned back to the king’s gate in order to retain his rightful position. At the king’s gate, he heard about the plot by Hamman to wipe out all the Jews in all the provinces controlled by King Ahasuerus which was reported to queen Esther in the palace.
Who is in charge of the gate of your life? Are you ready to take possession of your gate? Remember gate is spiritual; it is a place of authority. Who possesses the gate determines who rules over the gate of your life and before you can be in charge, you must be in God.