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Watch Focus: The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against Us

“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.  And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.  And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:16-19
 
Today in the midst of turmoil and suffering, of unsure futures, of inflation and system failures, in the face of every threat and fear, we claim the blessing of Jesus, the Son of the Living God: CHRIST HAS ESTABLISHED US AS HIS BODY. THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST THE CHURCH. GOD HAS GIVEN US THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. WHATEVER WE BIND ON EARTH WILL BE BOUND IN HEAVEN AND WHATEVER WE LOOSE ON EARTH WILL BE LOOSED IN HEAVEN.
 
Christ established the church, the body of believers in Him, as His vessel to carry out the great commission. We respond to His call to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, to preach good news to the poor and the suffering, to set at liberty those that are bound, to extend His kingdom through prayer and fasting and spiritual warfare. We declare for the church that in the midst of darkness and pestilence and insecurity, there will be light in Goshen (Exodus 8 & 9).
 
Church, arise and shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord WILL BE SEEN ON YOU. Every Christian and every church, awake to the call as armies ready for battle. Pray for Christians and churches around the globe, that they have supernatural protection from war and financial turmoil. We appoint and release fresh angel armies to minister to and assist the church in their mission in this hour. Pastors and leaders, be filled with the Holy Spirit and be anointed. We release a rebirth, a fresh wind of energy and zeal, over the church now. We declare covering, safety, provision, and glory for the church through the blood of Jesus, SO THAT ALL MAY KNOW THAT OUR GOD IS THE LORD.
 
Isaiah 60:1-2, Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.”
 
Joel 2:23, Joel 28-29, Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you—the former and the latter rain in the first month...And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.  And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.”
 
Zechariah 10:1, Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain. The Lord will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone.”
 
Matthew 9:37-38, Then He said to His disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.’”
 
Acts 9:31, "So the church throughout the whole of Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was edified [growing in wisdom, virtue, and piety] and walking in the respect and reverential fear of the Lord and in the consolation and exhortation of the Holy Spirit, continued to increase and was multiplied."
 
Acts 2:47b,"And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved."
 
Psalm 5:12, “For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.”
 
Geneses 39:3, “And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.”

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