Posted by: Peggie Bohanon | January 30, 2013

“Storming the gates of hell: the believer’s Battle of Baghdad”

An extended Web walk each Friday through a home called Peggie’s Place!…REMEMBER WHEN? Operation Iraqi Freedom–battle time in our world–you read about it, reviewed it in the nightly news–and rolled down the sandy roads right along with embedded reporters–24/7! We saw the war move from horror and hell to hoopla and happy folks in the streets of Baghdad. We watched the Saddam statue fall, and his sculptured head roll down the city streets he once held captive.

We watched Iraquis dancing in the streets, flying high the USA flag, shouting in victory and celebration. We rejoiced too–and then faced realism. For terrorism STILL stalks the land; the battle is NOT over!

Battles are common–in our world, in our homes, in our churches, in our schools and ministries–wherever mankind resides. A sad commentary on the real heart of men, even saved men, when the Lord of heaven is not in control. God help us–for there’s a more formidable foe standing at the gates of hell, cheering on the discord, the discouragement, the distresses and the defeats of those who “fight the good fight of faith.”

So what to do? God is enlisting each of us in His army–to storm the gates of hell, to tear down the statue of the enemy, to triumph over evil and claim the victory in the Name of the Lord. So grab your gear, get on your Christian armor and let’s go storm the gates of hell! The Commander-in-Chief leads us on to victory–by our testimony, His Word and the Blood of the Lamb!

Are you ready to “storm the gates” this day?

Storming the Gates of a Diseased Body: There’s Healing in His Name!
Storming the Gates of a Discouraged Soul: There’s Hope in His Name!
Storming the Gates of a Defeated Spirit: There’s Help in His Name

Read the full story!

There’s wholeness in the Kingdom of God. He has won the victory, triumphing over the enemy of our spirit, soul and body. We now can triumph too, marching forward in His Name and with His Word, as we too storm the gates of hell, individually, finding victory for body, soul and spirit. Claim it today…..and know that it’s not the end–while the devil was defeated at the Cross, he still roams the earth, tormenting and trying in battle the believers of the Lord. His doom, however, is certain. One day, he will be sentenced to the lake of fire, and Christ Jesus, our Lord, shall reign forever and ever. We will walk through the Gates of the City, perfectly whole, in the Name of Our Conquering, Victorious, Blessed, Ever-Living Lord.

Scripture: “Upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18 KJV).”

A Prayer:
“Lord, I need help–spirit, body and soul. Just as YOU stormed the gates of Hell on the Cross and arose victorious over the enemy, help me to rise in Your Name and Your Blood and Power to also storm the gates of hell, to win the battles in my life this day. I come against the enemy in the power of Your Blood and march on to victory in Your Name, Amen

Urgent prayer request: Please pray for Pastor Saeed Abedini, a USA citizen detained in Iran and given an 8-year sentence in a “hell on earth,” torturous Iranian prison. Find in-depth information at the American Center for Law and Justice and on FOX NEWS: “Iran sentences American pastor Saeed Abedini to 8 years in prison”. If you are on Facebook, see “Pray for Saeed Abedini.”

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