Last night I awoke from a dream which I believe contained a visit from an angel. In the dream, I saw myself having a conversation with a woman who thanked me for an article I wrote called Strengthening the Line of Defense. Although that was not the actual name of the article, because of the verbiage, I immediately recognized the words I had used that came from a prayer strategy over the United States of America. Here is the original article/ prayer:
The woman and I were discussing how to achieve a better approach so as to be more effective. At the time, I was frustrated because I needed to get to New York, but I was afraid of getting a flat tire, so I was preparing to walk. Then a kind gentleman appeared and said I didn’t have to walk, but he would take me there. That was the end of the dream.
I awoke to my son having a bad dream, so after I took care of him and got him settled down, I headed off to bed again. I asked the Lord to show me if there was anything more to the dream I had, and to let me have a second dream to show me any other details I needed to understand. Right before I awoke this morning, I simply heard the words, “Close the gate at Ferris Island, New York. Close it now.”
Again, my sleep state was cut a bit short by my son interrupting and waking me up, so I thought perhaps I had gotten the words confused. There is no “Ferris Island“, but there is the site of the world’s largest ferris wheel on Staten Island, New York. It sits alongside the statue of Liberty and the Empire State building. Then there is Ellis Island, another huge tourism spot that commemorates the gate of immigration. It is now a museum. Both of these places are sites of large crowds all year long, but especially in the summer months.
All of these places are a huge part of American history. ISIS has been targeting historical and significant places in other countries, so it may be a clue as to how they plan to operate in the United States. They are already here, folks, so we need to be on guard and attentive to pray! There is another tourist spot called the Gate of New York in Central Park. Lastly, what I tend to think of as a “gate” is the port of New York and New Jersey, a shipping and transport system over the waterway.
I may not have the specific location, but at least I have a good idea of how to pray. This is not the first dream I have had warning me of potential trouble or a terrorist attack planned for New York. The Lord wanted me to know that we need to pray to hold the line of defense in New York, but I believe we should also to pray specifically over the tourism places and shipping port.
Please, if you know of a specific place that could be considered the ‘gate of New York‘ then include that in your prayers. One thing we know for sure is that where ever it is, a gate is significant of an opening, a doorway that leads to other things. A gate is a movable barrier of some sort, that permits or denies access or passage of people, vehicles, goods or other things. It could even be significant of a door to someone’s heart.
The great news is, IT IS A MOVABLE BARRIER! Yes, it CAN be moved out of the way! The Lord is trying to help us pray specific, targeted prayers so that we can be more effective against the enemy. Remember, the words of the Lord were to pray to CLOSE THE GATE IN NEW YORK. That could also be a demonic portal of some sort, or something the enemy is using to come and go undetected.
In any event, what we do know is that we have a prayer assignment waiting for us, so let’s pray those effective and fervent prayers that shut the enemy down before any evil plans can be executed.
“Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle,” Psalm 144:1.
“He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze,” 2 Samuel 22:35.
“The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder;
So he shall open, and no one shall shut;
And he shall shut, and no one shall open,” Isaiah 22;22.
I thank You for showing us how to release strategic prayers. In the name and authority of Jesus Christ, and according to Your word in Isaiah 22:22, I command every gateway and door that the enemy is using to his advantage to be closed immediately.
I command this gate to be locked to the enemy’s plans and purposes, but open to the Lord Jesus Christ and His purposes.
I declare a supernatural shift in the hearts, minds, emotions and allegiances to those the enemy is using to carry out evil plans and schemes.
Let their be light in the darkened hearts. Open their eyes to the misery they feel and that which they cause to others, and give them a change of heart. Bring them to the Lord’s side, and let them disclose every evil scheme that they have knowledge of so that the destroyers plans are spoiled.
Let those the enemy has targeted for destruction discover the plots before they can be executed.
I ask You, Father, to allow the right people, those that have the authority, power, and influence to stop evil plans to be made aware so that those that would plan destruction would be arrested and brought to justice.
Secure the lines of our inheritance, Father, and let angelic hosts be released to fight these battles in the airwaves, on land, and sea.
I thank You that what the enemy has meant for harm, will be turned around for good. In Jesus name, amen.
~ Laura Gagnon
Laura Gagnon is a woman who has been blessed with the gift of understanding God’s restorative work through her own personal experience. Through her insights and revelation, God has led her to influence many individuals into a restored relationship with Jesus Christ. She is a woman who stands on the promises of God, encouraging others in an elevated expectation of the miraculous and declares the gift of His life. Laura is the author of Healing the Heart of a Woman and writes for her blog, Beyond the Barriers.