The War Of Thrones – It’s Time To Possess the Gates!

As I was praying, I heard Holy Spirit whisper to me—Game of Thrones. I didn’t know what it was but vaguely remembered hearing this name. When I looked it up, I found the following description:

Game of thrones – depiction of two powerful families — kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men — playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. 

The War of Thrones

Instantly Holy Spirit quickened me that is exactly what is happening in the heavenlies. Two opposing Kingdoms—Kings and Queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men vying for control of the Seven Kingdoms of this world. (Often referred to as Media, Government, Education, Economy, Religion, Family and Art.)

A throne is a seat of power. The first scripture that came to mind was:

  • “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool…” – Isaiah 66:1 esv

The throne in the Game of Thrones was called the Iron Throne.

In the Bible, iron signifies truth, strength, and authority. It’s symbolically mentioned in Daniel 2:40-44 as a kingdom that is “a rock not cut by human hands” that will crush all other Kingdoms.

Iron is also mentioned as authority in:

  • Revelation 9:15 – “From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron.” 

I believe there is a war over the throne of the nations, over the seat of truth and authority, and most importantly a war over our children. The clash between the Kingdom of Heaven and the kingdom of darkness.

Gates

Gates speak to entry points and places of authority. In biblical times, the vulnerability or strength of a stronghold or city was at the gate. Whoever controlled the gates, ruled the city.

Strongholds speak to belief system. Distorted thinking patterns and faulty core beliefs will hinder our agreement with truth and with God’s word. 

We are in a crucial time, personally and corporately, as the body of Christ where we need to identify and tear down every stronghold that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. There is an urgency to guard the gates because we are at war! We cannot establish the Kingdom of God in the earth if we cannot first, establish the Kingdom of God in our hearts.

If we are to prevail, we will first need Holy Spirit to illuminate faulty strongholds in our minds, repent—change our minds, and come into agreement with the word of God.

In a recent prophetic word I released in January, the scripture Ezekiel 21:22 was highlighted to me. It talks about a battering ram being at the gate. I believe that is the picture of where we are at right now. There are demonic battering rams at that gate. We are at WAR. We must GUARD THE GATES – the gates are under attack and the biggest fight is over OUR CHILDREN! 

Individually gates speak to our five senses. 

  1. Eyes – what we see
  2. Ears – what we hear
  3. Mouth – what we say
  4. Taste – what we eat
  5. Touch – what we put our hand to

It also speaks corporately to the Body of Christ.  We must guard the gates by what we choose to focus our eyes on, what voices we listen to, what we speak and partner with, what we choose to feast on (feast on the word of truth!), and what we put our hands to.

A Gate is the Seat of Authority:

  • Wisdom was spoke at the gates. Proverbs 1:21
  • Justice was administered at the gates. Deut. 16:18 
  • Prophets proclaimed God’s word at the gates. Jeremiah 17:19-20 

We must guard the gates! This is not just a war over the gates but it’s war over whose Throne will rule over the land! 

An Altar – A Key to Possess the Gates:

Altars are places of sacrificing, dying to self; a place to honor God. Altars connect our sacrifices in the natural to Gods supernatural provision. (Like the ram provided to Abraham.)

The word altar means high in Latin, or high place. In the old testament it often speaks about altars—high places—being dedicated to other gods. These altars were built in places of influence that governed the land, giving access over a region to whatever gods (demonic spirits) that were worshipped there.

I believe God is highlighting the demonic high places in our Nation that need to be pulled down and routed out. He’s exposing systems, thoughts, and idols both in the church and in the world that breed darkness, greed, and injustice.

Altars can sometime be built as a time of testing! God told Abraham to build an altar and to offer Isaac as a sacrifice—his promise. God didn’t just want Abrahams’ sacrifice—He was after his heart. Abraham was being testing. Psalm 11:4 says “he tests the sons of men.”  

God command Abraham to build an altar of sacrifice on Mount Moriah which means “the Lord is my teacher.” If God asks us to sacrifice something, it is often because He is teaching us something.

Altars require a sacrifice. What is it that God is asking you to lay on the altar? Building an altar will cost us but I believe not building one will cost even more.

Altars are:

  • Places of sacrifice
  • Places of obedience
  • Places of testing
  • Places of teaching
  • Places of divine exchange

Because of Abraham’s obedience on Mount Moriah, God told Abraham that his offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies.

“By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies. “– Genesis 22:16-18

Your obedience is the key to possessing the gates!

“I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” – matthew 16:18-19

It’s Time to Possess the Gates!

Our words and our obedience establish God’s throne in the earth. Our words bind and loose things in the heavenlies. To possess the gates means to first overthrow what should not be there and then to keep the right authority established as a guard at the gate. 

Who are we allowing to influence us? What voices are we listening to and partnering with? What are we using our voice for?

Worship is Key

2 kings 3:15 

“But now bring me a musician.” And when the musician played, the hand of the Lord came upon him. And he said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘I will make this dry stream bed full of pools. For thus says the Lord, ‘You shall not see wind or rain, but that streambed shall be filled with water, so that you shall drink, you, your livestock, and your animals. This is a light thing in the sight of the Lord. He will also give the Moabites into your hand, and you shall attack every fortified city and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree and stop up all springs of water and ruin every good piece of land with stones.” The next morning, about the time of offering the sacrifice, behold, water came from the direction of Edom, till the country was filled with water.”

  • Worship is Key – “When the musician played, the hand of the Lord came upon me.”  – 2 Kings 3:15
  • The hand of the Lord moved during worship; Direction and strategies were released in worship.
  • Timing is important – “About the time of offering the sacrifice” the solution was released.

Closing Encouragement:

There is a war over the gates and Throne of this nation!

There is a war over truth!

There is a war of wickedness raging against our children!

We cannot be ruled by our natural thinking but must rule from a heavenly perspective.

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God. We will not establish Gods purposes in the earth until they are first established in our hearts. We will not win the war any other way but on our knees.

Build an Altar – Obedience is a key to possess the gates!

Worship is a key for the strategies and timing of the Lord.

It’s time to possess the gates and it starts with us.

Urgent Prophetic Word: The “Cross” Road for the United States

January 18, 2021

Intro:

Through the wisdom of trusted leaders and permission from God, I feel it’s important to give context to my word below. Social media is often a difficult place to share words like this. I wrestled with how to release this word well and IF social media was even the place for it.

It’s easy to misconstrue the heart of a written word, though I know I am to obey God, release the word and those who are meant to hear it will.

This is not about politics, who you voted for or who you believe will be president. This is also not about the current battle over abortion.

It’s easy to look through an earthly lens but this is a call for the Body to see through the Kingdom lens and to see what is transpiring in the Spirit. This is a call for unity in the body and a call to war, as we wrestle not with flesh and blood. A battle can not be won when you don’t see your enemy clearly. Your enemy is not your brother!

I asked God why he wanted me to release this word on Martin Luther King Day. He said to me “I have a dream….” and I felt the weight of His heart breaking.

I believe a massive and powerful move of God is going to be birthed out of the African American church and specifically a powerful move among African American women. They will lead at the helm of this great move and TEACH the Church TO WAR!

Church….there is NO place for racism. The Lord strongly says “What you do not honor, you forfeit!”

Important Points for this Word:

* The civil war era I believe speaks to us currently being in a civil war (on many levels).

* Plantation speaks to a place of enslavement that should have been a fertile place for things to grow but instead is a place of destruction, bondage and pain.

* I feel there’s a war cry, steeped in injustice, that needs to be released and a significant birth that needs to be protected and come forth in this nation. The stronghold of racism and injustice runs deep. It speaks to both racism in the natural and also bondage in the church that needs to be broken and cleansed.

* The spirit of abortion does not have to do with the current fight of abortion. Church we are battling an ancient principality named Molech that not only wanted to abort an entire people group in this Nation but wants to swallow up and kill what God wants to birth in this Nation NOW!

Urgent Prophetic Word:

The “Cross” Road for the United States

We are at a line of demarcation in the United States. We don’t get to choose if we cross over. We ARE crossing over. However, we do get to choose how we cross over.

A Slave Woman Named Bride

I saw a slave woman named, Bride on a plantation from the civil war era. She was very pregnant and deep in the throes of intense labor. There were chords tightly wrapped around her belly, trying to restrict birth from happening. There were also chords fastened tightly around her mouth, choking her into silence.

The chords of restriction around her belly said “abortion” and the chords of restriction around her mouth said “Injustice.”

Bride had “Justice” branded over her heart and “Valiant” branded on her forehead. I knew that these marks were from God because He had marked her first, before any man could mark or restrict her.

Dragon Named Baal and Two Winds of Fire

I then saw a huge dark dragon, named Baal. Baal was snarling and fiercely blowing his breath of fire at Bride, while tightly holding onto the chords that had bound and restricted her. Baal was trying to silence Bride from not only releasing a war cry but to abort the baby that was imminently coming and to kill Bride herself.

Two winds of fire have been released are battling over and blowing upon Bride, like an epic battle. The Spirit of burning has been released in the church AND the fire of Baal has also been released.

One is the wind and fire of cleansing being released from Holy Spirit to burn away the chords of restriction on Bride’s belly, breaking the spirit of abortion and death off of her; freeing her to give birth. The fire and wind is also to burn the chords of restriction off Brides’ mouth, freeing her to release a war cry that will resound even in the Nations.

The fire of the dragon named Baal is meant to release a fire death and destruction. It’s no coincidence that Baal means “owner, master and lord.”

Call to Action

I heard God say “The mouth of the dragon is on my Bride! Church call forth My wind and fire to blow upon my bride! SET MY BRIDE ON FIRE! She shall birth and bring forth my purposes. SHE SHALL CRY OUT AND TEACH MY PEOPLE TO WAR! There’s a war cry in her that will pierce the enemies’ ears and cause him to scatter in a million directions. Her feet are like the sound of war drums, reverberating across the nations. Birth pangs are upon her. I’m calling you to action and to mobilize like never before. Do not give place to division and offense! Do not abort what I want birthed!”

The Wailing Women Are Here!

“Wail Church, Wail! Make space for the wailing woman and travail before me! It’s time to birth! You’re about to see the greatest unveiling of my Bride rising in power, glory and fire. SHE ISNT HERE TO BE POPULAR and attract a crowd to herself!!! She’s here to display my Glory and power! She’s my BRIDE! She will bring forth my purposes; ruling and reigning with me!”

“Bow low! Bow low! Hear my call to humility like never before! Lay down the idols of your heart! Embrace my spirit of burning and let it purge you lest you be consumed. I am jealous for my Bride and I will NOT share her with any other lovers!”

The “Cross” Road for the United States

“For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination. He shakes the arrows; he consults the teraphim; he looks at the liver. Into his right hand comes the divination for Jerusalem, to set battering rams, to open the mouth with murder, to lift up the voice with shouting, to set battering rams against the gates, to cast up mounds, to build siege towers. But to them it will seem like a false divination. They have sworn solemn oaths, but he brings their guilt to remembrance, that they may be taken.” – Ezekiel 21:21-23

The king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, was known for initiating Babylonian captivity. I believe the “two ways for the sword of the king of Babylon to come” is a picture of the cross road we have before us.

This cross in the road—this fork in the road—will either be like a tuning fork for the United States to resonate the sound of the King of Heaven and defeat this ancient principality over our Nation or it will be the king of Babylon bringing a fierce humbling.

I deeply feel the purpose is both. To resonate the sound of the King of Heaven and a great humbling.

If not Church, it will just be a great humbling.

We are at a line of demarcation in the United States. We ARE crossing over. However, we do get to choose how we cross over.

Bow Low – the Cross of Humility

“Therefore thus says the Lord God: Because you have made your guilt to be remembered, in that your transgressions are uncovered, so that in all your deeds your sins appear—because you have come to remembrance, you shall be taken in hand. And you, O profane wicked one, prince of Israel, whose day has come, the time of your final punishment, thus says the Lord God:

Remove the turban and take off the crown. Things shall not remain as they are. Exalt that which is low, and bring low that which is exalted.” – Ezekiel 21:14-26

Charge:

Will we be offended by the way God reveals Himself?

Do we really want Him in the fullness of glory and power?

Do we really want him when He comes as a Holy and fierce God when it offends our minds?

He’s the God of the fire and wind.

He’s a consuming fire who is jealous for His Bride.

Every high place will be made low.

United States you are at a cross in the road. Will you bow low and humble yourself or be humbled?

Who is your God?

Strategies for War

Jezebel introduced Baal and Baal worship. Baal was considered a fertility demon and was likened in the shape of a bull or ram. A bull was a symbol of power in the bible and a ram was the symbol of strength.

We will not defeat this principality through power and strength in the natural. You can not fight the enemy on his territory but must come up higher Church and war from Heavenly places. Our weapons of warfare are not carnal but mighty in God. He uses the foolish things to confound the wise.

There are keys in 2 Kings 10:18-25 especially verse 19.

“Jehu was acting cunningly in order to destroy the servants of Baal.”

We must be cunning like Jehu. The definition of cunning is “having or showing skill in achieving things in a clever way.

Welcome!

Hello!

I am so glad you decided to check out my blog, Purely Prophetic – Flames from the Throne Room. I’ve recently moved into a season where God has me releasing my voice in a more public way. I honestly would be happy to stay in the secret place forever but I know God is giving me the nudge that it’s time to speak. Okay…let’s be real! It’s more like a swift kick.

I hope you find the prophetic insights, strategies for intercession, and poems helpful and encouraging.

My prayer is that this blog stirs your passion for God, giving you fresh revelation from His heart, setting the flames of intercession ablaze inside of you.

For His Kingdom,

Jenn