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Topic: Overcoming The Gates Of Hell.

Text: Matt 16:18. Luke 10 vs 18-19, 2Tim 4:18.


Jesus is Lord! Hallelujah! There is no controversy about this, brethren. The words of the Lord recorded in Mattew 16 vs 18: "And I say also unto thee; thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail over it", are classic words of victory spoken by the Master himself to concretise the immovable destiny of all Children of God.

What are gates of hell? Bible scholars agree that Jesus was talking about the terrors and horror of death; the wild desperation of Satan, the abominable wickedness of the pit of hell and the malevolence of the kingdom of darkness against the irrepressible light of the Almighty God. Jesus saw his death on the cross coming and prophesied that the power of resurrection will break the mean calculations of the enemy and make him triumphant.

You and I are the Church of God, the assembly of the chosen, the fellowship of light and the gathering of saints. Jesus says we are built upon a rock and the horror of darkness will not prevail over us! Mattew 16:18 is the invincible power of the Church: your power and my power. We are stronger than Satan and his combined works. All the works of the flesh, evil works and unfruitful works of darkness cannot withstand us. We are children of the Most High God and we are indestructible, unstoppable, unbreakable and unconquerable! Hallelujah!

Brethren, you need not agonise over that problem! That problem is just a mere gate of hell and it will not prevail over you. There is nothing like barrenness but delayed fruitfulness! There is nothing like sickness but delayed healing! There is nothing like sorrow but joy in incubation! Every threats and boasts and conspiracy and contention from the pit of darkness are gates of hell and they will not prevail over you in Jesus' name. That destructive envy of your neighbours; colleagues, siblings and friends is a gate of hell and it will not prevail over you in Jesus' name.

Listen to me: Jesus is no longer in the grave! The grave has yielded to the throne! The pains have bowed to the Balm of Gilead. Christians should no longer wear the cross, they must wear the crown. The sign of the Cross is defeatist, brethren! Let the sign of the cross yield to the sign of the crown in your life. Refuse to believe your worries. Fight your fears because they are not real. Jesus says the gates of hell will not prevail over YOU as a member of His Church: what then are your troubles?

The Bible says that God has given you power over serpent and scorpions( Luke 10:19), that Satan is fallen like lightning from heaven( Luke 10:18), that you are delivered from every evil works( 2Tim 4:18), that you overcome by your testimony and the blood of the lamb( Rev 12:11)! What then are your torments please? Let your FAITH  rise like a rocket to destroy the boast of darkness. Let your LOVE expand like the sea to swallow the threats of Satan, let your PRAYERS roar like thunder to smash the evil gathering of the enemy and let your PRAISE sound like trumpet to drop the evil hands against you! Remember: you are not fighting for victory, you are fighting in victory!

Resurrection is our destiny, not the grave! Death is an angel and its place is in hell. Each time you have a dream of death, reject it and confront it with God's words. Each time Satan comes with his fallen angels, confront him with God's words. Don't stay fallen in sin- rise up, wake up, fight on and regain your place in the kingdom. There is always a fight going on but there is victory waiting in the horizon. I pray that God will fire up your spirit today to stand your ground in redemption and move on to your prepared victory in Jesus' name.

Praise & Worship
1. Let your praise ring loud! Celebrate Jesus and worship Him. Sing your own song to bless the Lord.
2. Father, thank you because I'm raised up together with you, I sit together with you and I'm translated into the heights of your glory in Jesus' name.
3. Powers that have exchanged my throne for the cross, die in Jesus' name.
4. I regain every authority I yielded to Satan by my sins in Jesus' name.
5. By your power Lord, help me never to fall from grace to grass in Jesus' name.
6. Father, destroy palace of strangers in my marriage and ministry in Jesus' name.
7. I send the fire of God into the seat of affliction within and around my life in Jesus' name
8. Lord, cancel evil claims of darkness over my health and finance in Jesus' name.
9. I bind every spirit of struggle and surrender in my life  in Jesus' name.
10. Holy Ghost, terminate terror of ignorance limiting my lifting in Jesus' name
11. Lord, refuel the vehicle of my glory and let it take me to a safe haven in Jesus' name.
12. Discharge me from the prison of fears and worries in Jesus' name.
13. King of Glory, train my eyes to see Jesus in every challenge in Jesus' name.
14. Father, let the Sun of righteousness arise over my life with healing in His wings in Jesus' name.
15. By your blood, destroy every terror of evil dreams in my life in Jesus' name.
16. Powers trading with my spirit without my consent, die in Jesus' name.
17. I vomit every meal of failure and frustration I have ever eaten in the physical and in my dreams in Jesus' name.
18. I call forth the spirit of good success, good speed and good pleasure of God into my life and home in Jesus' name.
19. I refuse to buy goods of Satan and will not fish in troubled waters again in my life  in Jesus' name.
20. Lord, pay me divine allowance to offset earthly bills in Jesus' name.
21. Thank you Lord for pulling down all the gates of hell boasting against my life in Jesus' name.

Glory to the Lord of hosts! Brethren, pls, pray these prayers seriously.  Don't forget to share pls. God bless you all. Pastor Dele Oyewale( March 20th, 2014).


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