“Thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies”
HEADLINE: Genesis 22:16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 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; 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
How “cool” is that or, is it cool at all?? It might appear that God was describing a blessing in store for Abraham’s seed. Is that all to it? What do you suppose this means? Do you think this is a great thing? We need to first consider WHO is the enemy of all mankind! Is it not the Serpent from the Garden of Eden?
Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
From these scriptures we find that “flesh and blood” human beings are not “our enemy”. All men are our brothers and sisters, our fellow womb-mates being attacked in Satan’s prison complex.
Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
Devils are very keen to jump on men and possess them as fast as they emerge from the womb. They lay claim on the body of the infant and call it, "my house"!
Matthew 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
How many of you think it is a great and wonderful revelation from God that “thy seed shall possess the gate of thy enemies”?? Hold that answer and we will discuss that word further.
Exodus 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
This is getting a bit dicey. “Strangers” are found “within thy gates”. Who are these “strangers” and what kind of work do they perform?
Deuteronomy 32:16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger. 32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: 33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps. 34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
Okay! Let’s break open the SEAL covering this idea and discover what Father is showing us. What does the spirit mean using the word, “gate”? Word must define word. You cannot use your imagination and guess at what God means.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
llumination must be “precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little”, Isaiah 28:9-10. What men commonly see in their mind at mention of the word, “gate”, is not what Father is teaching us. “Gate” is allegoric, and it is defined by Father this way in His Word-puzzle:
Psalms 141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
In spirit language a door or gate is ONE’S MOUTH. Clearly strange demonic spirits can get inside men and speak through them to family, friends and others around us.
Psalms 24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. (Who is the King of Glory? I bet you already know the answer)!!
Revelations 21:12 (New Jerusalem) … had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
Just as Jesus is the main Door to enter Heaven, the HolyCity has 12 major gates or doors. The Psalms text is a command to the 12 Archangels to exalt Father God and Mother Wisdom, our Parents and Father will come in!
Devils were very adept at speaking through Jesus’ disciples. Check it out:
Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Luke 9:54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? 55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
John 13:26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon 27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
You see demonic “strange spirits” spoke to Jesus through the “doors” (mouths) of his main disciples, Peter, James, John and also Judas.
Many of you have ASSUMED that it was God who called you to preach. You desperately want to believe that it was God. Now let us observe what is written in “THE BOOK” about this issue.
Revelations 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelations 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
This means he is in a human (lamb), but devils speak through him. This prophecy is about DEVILS taking over churches and ministers and speaking to men through the mouths of preachers in their churches. Who told you that you are better than Peter, James, John and Judas, and you are protected from take-over by devils? It is the epitome of ARROGANCE, that YOU ARE EXEMPT!!
Daniel 7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; 20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. 21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
No one is SAFE from demonic take-over, because the Dragon overcame the world, the saints, and STOMPED ALL OVER the churches! You, your church and your favorite televangelist are all included in this prophecy!
Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
That urge, that strong desire or “unction” that made you become a preacher also made you a prime TARGET for the Dragon to use as his microphone and amplifier. Through you and your mouth, they blaspheme against God and deny the truth. You blind the eyes of those who hear you by pulling the wool over their eyes. It is demonic “strangers in your gate” (mouth) who do this.
Now let’s go back to our title and answer those first questions. Do you still think it is awesome and a “wonderful blessing” to learn that mankind possesses the gate of our enemies? It just might be a blessing, if you “KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT” and silence the enemies within! Lucifer and Babylon, and their family have already been put down by God’s LAST-BORN SON. All anyone needs to do is wait on God and listen to hear Jesus call his TRUE NAME.