I could see in a vision the gates of a castle. I knew it represented the home, our households. I heard in the Spirit the phrase “SECURE THE GATES”…. I saw the enemy advancing upon the castle right up to the gates. I knew there were many castles and households simultaneously where the enemy was coming right up to the gates seeking entrance, entrance through the main gate. Internet access was a huge one. But there were other gates and access points, areas of division and confrontation, compromise with cultural norms and a settling for “ this is just the way it is. This is our best option”, rather than choosing simplicity and obedience to the gospel. There was a settling for the rebellious agenda in culture of self- rejection and mutilation that was thrust on our children in the form of and self-acceptance and pride[i]- rebellion and immorality and my spirit was grieved. I knew that at this time – even the apps we choose and what our money funds, was a major part in winning the war at the gates, whether we are resourcing the enemy in his grievous agenda of hatred towards the Holy Ones.[ii] I implore you take a look at the gates and reset the boundaries. Reset the boundaries of what you allow in, where you fund, what you discern and allow the Spirit of God to help you not “settle” for less than holiness. This isn’t about self righteousness or rules, its about setting a perimeter around you home so that the enemy cannot infiltrate because if he infiltrates the battle for the home is lost. The enemy must remain outside your gates, you MUST secure the gates…
I also heard COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE SEPARATE…. While there is value in loving the lost and reaching out to the wounded the world, God has strict clear guidelines on what to allow long term in the body of Christ and what is not allowed. 1 Cor. 5:1-13 We are to remove the old yeast so that we can be a new batch. We need to sincerely pray through the list in 5:11 and pray about how we are to apply it in our day and age. What is God asking us to confront so the enemy is cast out of our gates. People are never the enemy, but compromise with rebellion is. God is calling a remnant who say- “AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE LORD[iii].” Parents stand in your authority and do not be fearful!!! Take a stand and say no to witchcraft, to rebellion, to compromise. CIRCUMCISE YOUR HEARTS. [iv]It may feel painful but your covenant act of setting yourself apart and aside for the Lord will impact generations. The cost of not doing so is too high. You cannot choose for others but you can choose for you.
I know for some of you there are family members who will not come with you and there will be separation and it will be costly. Operate in love – but do not tolerate the sin. Keep your gates secure. This is not a battle over one person but over generations! Lord give us wisdom! Turn our hearts towards repentance and being in covenant with you rather than people pleasing . Help us to operate in the fear of the Lord instead of a fear of rejection. Amen.
[i] Daniel 7:20
[ii] Daniel 7:21,22,18
[iii] Joshua 24:15
[iv] Deut. 10:16, Jer. 4;4