Praying Around The Gates


In May 2012 I had a vision of “gates” that were very elaborate in design and beautiful in the iron work that made them and they were opening and the light was very bright.  I also saw other gates that seem to look very different and I even wondered if they varied in purpose.  But in the midst of the vision I heard the Lord say: I am opening my gates and I am shaking the gates.

Gates are positioned in the entry way of cities or provinces and even in intercession they mark a strong significance to a region or area.  Gates represent boundaries and authority within certain places.  Gates can represent government (spiritual & natural), ministry as well as many other meanings.

The elders of the city/regions sat at the gate.  Gates can also be used for security measures of protection.  I was intrigued by the statement, “I am opening my gates and I am shaking the gates.”  I knew in my spirit that the statement was about two distinctively different gates.

Then the Lord spoke to me concerning the gates.

“My gates are before you and I will open before you new ways, even new courses of how you need to move forth and what you need to do. Gates are highly significant in this year. Major decisions and a representation of a place or region and many matters are determined in the gates. Many gates will be restored but only as boundaries, and entryways to certain places. New gates will be established as new regimes will be coming forth, some for good and for some evil.

Know that I am shaking the gates of men along with their evil plots and purposes. And know that when they thought that their gates were secure, some will find chaos and confusion. Where they thought they would have the advantage there will be uncertainty, for I am shaking the gates and foundations of men.

The one who is positioned at the gate will determine the fate of certain regions. The men that will be positioned at the gates will reveal to you many things. This may seem to appear as a mystery but in these next two months, you will have a clearer understanding of what I am saying to you in this hour.

Also know that at my gate you will see my glory and it will provide you access into places you would never be able to attain other than through me. My strength, my light and my word will lead and help you maneuver through trouble areas.”

Isaiah 45: 1-3   “Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut, I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou may know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.”

Genesis 22:17   “That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.”

Pray around the gates of your city, and your state.  They are your interstates, freeways, major highways, and the entry way into your cities.  Repent over your city and region–ask the Father to forgive and restore.

Pray the Kingdom of God being fully established around your gates.

Pray around the gates and boundaries of your homes and place of residence.

Men of God and Women of God pray around the gates where you have spiritual jurisdiction.

Intercessors — Watchmen stay on the wall and watch over the city — watch in prayer and supplication over your areas.  Pray God’s will over your region and that those who are to lead in it.  Pray forth the Spiritual Army that the Lord is raising up in this hour.

Many of you are being reassigned to new areas, ask God to prepare you for active duty for that new assigned region, In Jesus Name.

Phyllis FordProphet Phyllis Ford of Phyllis Ford Ministries is called by God’s grace as a prophet to the nations; now in ministry for 27 years. With yearly and monthly Words, she and husband Apostle Miles release the Word of the Lord via their website. Her ministry emphasises the Watchman call and duty in governance, as she teaches prophetic schools of ministry, intercession and deliverance workshops and tours worldwide, speaking into the lives of ministry leaders, encouraging prayer, and releasing regional strategies.


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