Streams of Joy 4th July 2022 Daily Devotional | Monday Message by Pastor Jerry Eze
Read Streams of Joy 4th July 2022 Daily Devotional Message
TOPIC: Take the Gates
FOCUS SCRIPTURE: “And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron.” (Judges 16: 3)
Streams of Joy 4th July 2022 Daily Devotional MESSAGE
Prior to our Focal Scripture, Samson had entered into an alliance with a harlot he met in Gaza, and he went in unto her. Unknown to Samson, there were men waiting for an opportunity to strike him. Unknown to Samson, negativity was waiting for a chance to take advantage of him. Samson rose at midnight, and he took the gates of the city with the pillars, and went up to a hill. When negativity beckoned, rather than fight with individuals, he simply took the gates of the city.
Friend, when God shows you mercy, take it a step further and take the gates. Don’t be caught up fighting or competing with mere mortals; just take the gates. Take the gates of your city. Take the gates of your profession; take the gates of your line of business; take the gates of your locale; take the gates of that environment you want to dominate; take the gates of that place where enemies have gathered against you; take the gates of that place where men have conspired; take the gates of your ‘Gaza’.
Streams of Joy 4th July 2022 Daily Devotional By Pastor Jerry Eze
Samson seemed to realize that it was more important to take the gates of the city than to engage in fisticuffs with mere men. He seemed to realize that it was more important to take the gates of the territory than to engage in arguments with men in the territory. Glean another wisdom: it is more important to take the gates of your territory than to engage in arguments with mere mortals. You need the gates more than you need to fight.
Did you realize that the moment he took the gates of the city, nothing more was heard about those men who laid ambush on Samson? The moment he took the gates of Gaza, the battle ended without even a fight. If you dare to take the gates of your territory, some battles will die a natural death. If you dare to take the gates of your career, business, ministry, location, city, etc. you will be shocked how victory will come with ease.
Possess the gates of your territory with prayers and prophetic proclamations. Don’t focus on men and their competition, and leave the gates.
Isaiah 60: 11 says: “Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.”
DECLARATION: I take the gates of my territory; every opposition will bow to me, in Jesus’ name!
Streams of Joy 4th July 2022 Daily Devotional By Pastor Jerry Eze; is the dynamic Founder and President of the fast-growing Streams of Joy International. A seasoned Pastor and leader, a consummate conference speaker and leadership coach. The work of ministry have taken him to major platforms around the world.