Accepting the call to become a minister, of any kind, means
You are sure to face challenges and tough roads ahead
Jesus intends us to be a church of overcomers with the power and strengh to prevail against the gates of hell. Let the biblical truths found within these pages inspire and encourage you to do some renovating in your ministry—begin restoring the gates that prevail today and reap the benefits of fresh anointing from the Father.
Perhaps the most daunting responsibility placed upon ministers´shoulders is to present their God-given flock as a chaste virgin to Christ. This is especially difficult in light of the worldly influences that have filtered into our churches for generations and torn thm apart. Whereas the body of Christ should be defined by a people that bring joy to the whole Earth, confusion and sin have left us a reprocha. Due to absence of truly anoited ministries in our churches, the body of Christ has become a city with fallen walls and burned gates, producing little more than broken people who reflect the World they live in more than the God they serve.
A ministry´s true anointing of God´s Spirit is evidente by the tangible fruits of restoration, rebuilding, and renewing the ruin and devastation left by former generations. So how can we measure the effectiveness of our anointing? By the Word of God, but more specifically by taking a renewed look at the ancient gates of the city of Jerusalem as revealed in the Book of Nehemiah. From the Sheep and Fish Gates to the East Gate and Inspection Gate, th espiritual meanings behind these physical gates of old provide a checklist of causes behind the problems facin God´s church.