We are called to possess the Gates
The Gates of our modern society are the spheres of influence over our nation. God’s people are ordained to possess these Gates and, once again, become the leaders who direct our nation into obedience and the reverence of God. These Gates are: Family, Religion/Ministry, Business, Government, Education, Arts & Entertainment, and Media.
Due to the current state of these Gates (with many areas being led by unbelievers), our society has been suffering a falling away from God’s precepts and commandments. This has resulted in a breakdown of society’s moral values and it has led believers worldwide to face various threats to their freedoms.
Matthew 16:18 — 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.
Jesus said He will build His church
For many years now Christians have been building their own churches. The latest Church Growth era has placed its focus in bringing people inside church walls, rather than going out to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15). Although many Christians are being fed the Word of God on a regular basis, unfortunately very few are equipped to go into the world and make disciples.
Believers who understand that their bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19), understand that the authority given to Jesus has been passed on to us (Matthew 28:18, John 16:15, Ephesians 1:22-23), and who are guided by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14) are, in fact, the church (the body of Christ) that Jesus is building on Earth.
“If the church does not disciple the nations, the nations will disciple the church.” —Khoo Oon Theam
As Gatekeepers, we are commissioned to awaken the body of Christ to mature in the realization of our identity in Jesus Christ—that each one of us have a calling in the Kingdom of God and we are anointed and empowered by God’s grace to fulfill it (Romans 8:30).
Matthew 16:19 — "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."
The Greatest Revival will happen in the Marketplace
In order that the Church (the Body of Christ) would reach unity in the faith and also mature to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ, Jesus gave some of us to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors, and some teachers.
According to the Bible, we are to recognize these ministry callings within the Church in order that we may equip the saints for works of ministry, to build up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13).
As Gatekeepers go into the marketplace and make disciples, God will reveal to His people the callings they have in their lives, and the Church can begin to operate in the fullness of the callings God has given us. As these callings are in operation in the Church, the power of God will be manifested and draw His people into a Great Revival in the marketplace.