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Word from John Browning

Walking in Obedience

Recently, I had a chance to spend a little time with one of theGATE'S core members, John Browning. He relayed to me the following word from the Lord that he felt he had received and I thought it important enough to pass it on to all of you:

“There is a deception that comes from being disobedient that has caused us to operate out of the flesh. In times past, we may have prevailed in difficult situations but because we operated out of the flesh we missed God's rest. But we are now moving into a time where we will be faced with situations so impossible that we know the flesh stands no chance – that all efforts of our flesh will not get us through – and that God must come through.

The season we are entering will be a time where we must walk in obedience to the Lord. If we continue in disobedience we will not only be extremely frustrated but we will miss God's miracle, purpose and rest. We HAVE TO operate out of what we know not on how we feel!”

John went on to emphasize that if ever there was a time to walk in the anointing of Isaiah 61:1-3 it is now! That “the Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on [us], because the LORD has anointed us to proclaim good news to the poor, bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners.” This is a season, John told me, that we are to bring freedom to people.

This, indeed, is a season to be especially attentive to obeying the Lord – the promise is that as we do, we will enter His rest.

Much grace to all of you,

Steve Fry


God's Purpose for theGATE

Verse(s): John 10:1-18 NIV. “Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep”. (John 10:7 NIV)

Word: theGATE is a seat of authority. It is also a place of spiritual authority, of releasing and launching, as well as, a place of invitation and hospitality. A gate swings both ways, allowing things in, and releasing people and ideas out. Purity and Blessings are spoken into this house. theGATE’s responsibility is to acknowledge that God is the Way and that

He has given this place a specific Calling to be not only stewards for the lost, but also for leaders in the Church and the Body as a whole.

~ Joe & Janice Daltorio

Repentance: Father, we repent for the sin of pride and the judgments we have made against the Body of Christ. We repent for not being servants in the Body and for our places of independence.

Prayer: Father, we thank You for the Calling You have given us here at theGATE. We ask You to show us daily how to fulfill the mandates You have placed before us. We also ask that You would teach us how to serve one another, as we serve the greater Body of Christ. We declare that we will be a place where people can come and know the Voice of the Shepherd.


God's Purpose for theGATE

Verse(s): “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will

believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me”. (John 17:20-21 NIV)

Word: Our responsibility is to believe and acknowledge that we (theGATE) are part of something bigger (the Church). We are not in competition, but are all part of the Army of God.

~ Charles McGowan

Repentance: Father, we repent from the sins of pride, arrogance, fundamentalism, and the belief that we have it right and others have it wrong. We ask Your Forgiveness for believing the lie that we do not need the rest of the Body of Christ, and somehow we have or know it all. We also repent of being a dividing factor instead of a place of unity.

Prayer: Father, we thank You for the seed that You have planted in theGATE to be a model of unity with the Body of Christ. We also thank You for the opportunity to reach out to other churches in this region, and for Steve and Nancy and the model of the Kingdom they have brought to us. We declare, in the name of Jesus, that we will walk in unity with our brothers and sisters to be a model of unity not only here in this region, but for the World.


God's Purpose for theGATE

Verse(s): Acts 2:40-47 NIV. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer”. (Acts 2:42 NIV)

Word: God has brought theGATE together to catch sight of and fulfill a corporate destiny. God will use theGATE to be a “House of Bread”, and a house of “fresh manna” that will bring people back and anchor them to God’s Truth.

~ Ron & Carla Ives

Repentance: Father, we repent where we have not spent time in Your Word to the fellowshipping with others and to Prayer.

Prayer: Father, we decree that this is a “House of Bread” and from this moment forward we walk in the promises of this house. We pray for “fresh manna” to flow from Heaven. We pray for books, CDs and DVDs to come from this church for the Nations, and we pray that theGATE would be a place for people of all colors, ages and denominations.


God's Purpose for theGATE

Verse(s): Philippians 3 & 4 NIV and Isaiah 60 NIV. “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus”. (Phil 3:12-14 NIV) “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV)

Word: theGATE’s responsibility is to keep on pressing on and in, to forget what is behind, to stand firm, and to declare theGATE as a place of safety, protection and truth. We shall rejoice in the Lord and be anxious for nothing, but in prayer and petition make our requests known to God.

~ Alistair Petrie & Albie Pearson

Repentance: Father, we repent for holding on to our past, and getting stuck in the ruts of what we have already obtained or the circumstances of life. We repent for a lack of continuing in our pursuit of You and the race which You have called us to run. We further repent for our prayerlessness.

Prayer: Father, we declare that we will be a people of prayer. That Your Peace will guide us in all that we do and that we will press on to the finish line. We declare that we will not give up or give in until we see what You have promised.


God's Purpose for theGATE

Verse(s): “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore”. (Psalm 133:1-3 NIV)

Word: God is releasing the Blessing of the Moravians so that theGATE may have a time where the Spirit will fall from On High. May theGATE be all that God has promised, rise up as a people of faith, and bring the promise of the past and future into the now. theGATE has a responsibility to worship and prayer, to regional and local missions, to be a forerunner in understanding that there would be a land for Israel, as well as, be a people of refuge, an organic community, a people of generosity (giving 50% of everything to God), and the unitus fratum or “the unity of the brotherhood.”

~ James Goll

Repentance: Father, we repent for not holding these seven attributes as place of priority in our lives.

Prayer: Father, we declare that You will give us the promises of our future and that we will worship and pray. We will be a place of refuge for others, as well as, be a place of generosity and unity. We declare that we are missional and a place of organic community, and that as we do these things, You will pour out Your Blessings.


God's Purpose for theGATE

Verse(s): “If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God:” (Deuteronomy 28:1 NIV)

Word: Speaking a Word of Faith into theGATE’s existence.

~ Henry Coles

Declaration: Our responsibility is to declare that this is just the beginning of a much greater work God has planned. We will step into the first portions of God’s Plan in order to build our faith and then expect that God will reveal the rest. God is the Author and the Finisher of our faith, the Glory and the Lifter of our heads. We thank You for those who will come from the North, South, East and West, and that theGATE will be a taste of Heaven on Earth. We are lovers, one to another, and there is nothing too hard for this body to accomplish. Everything God has commissioned for theGATE has been completed before it is started. All of the resources and faith to step into “the deep” already exist. We further declare miracles, signs and wonders to accompany The Word of God thus proclaiming the Goodness of God and causing souls to be saved, lives to be changed and people to be set free because of the faithfulness of this body, and the Blessing and promises of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. No weapon formed against this house shall prosper, and people will come here to be set free. Satan, you are defeated and this house is off limits.


God's Purpose for theGATE

Verse(s): “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8 NIV) “being confident of this that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”. (Philippians 1:6 NIV)

Word: The gates of hell will not prevail.

~ Randy & Becky Young and Jerry & Peggy Fry

Declaration: Father we thank You that You are sending us to our neighborhoods, our city and to the Nations. We say “Yes! Here we are! Send us!” We declare that we can trust in You and that You will complete the work You have begun.

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