by: David Ruleman
We can either hide from the enemy, stand and wait for the enemy to attack us, or pursue the enemy and take the fight to him. Paul tells us that our fight is not with flesh and blood but that our true enemies are authorities, cosmic powers over this present darkness, and the spiritual forces of evil that are in the heavenly places. We battle on two fronts. We show the Love of God in weakness that we might win some, and on another front we fight the battle that is waged in the heavenlies taking down strongholds that stand against us personally and corporately as the church, and against the nation and the world. To all of mankind we die daily that we can win some. To the enemy, we stand in prayer and intercession taking down strongholds with feet on the ground as we seek to bring the lost to Christ. We empty the devil’s storehouse with boots on the ground and our praying and warring in the spirit.
The Battle Plan
We win when we take the fight to the enemy by following the God of Angel Armies. We win when we follow God into the battle. We worship and intercede until the Glory comes. He hears our petitions, and He takes down our enemies when we pray and make declarations and intercession that flow out of worship. This is how we position ourselves in the army of God as victors.
The Gate has never backed down from a fight when it’s the Lord’s fight. We are already in the midst of the battle. Internationally we support missions and orphanages, locally we stand and pray against human trafficking and join those who are at the forefront of the fight. We war for the billion soul harvest that is yet to come. On September 26, The Gate will join “The Return” on the national mall for intercession. This is a real battle, and it belongs to the Lord.
Eph 6.13, Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. Steven LeVine