I didn’t want it in my neighborhood but the ads were up: “Webcam models wanted,” with a photo of a young girl dressed in bra and panties, in a compromising position. Here in Vegas that translates: Come in here so we can make you a porn star and more.
The building was painted pink so we called it the “Pink Portal.” Portals are openings. This one opened to hell. In Dr. Sides’ book Closing Gates of Hell I read and studied how God instructed his people to be able to close those doors that have made room for Satan and his minions to trap innocent people into a world of trouble.
I’d been able to close one of these places down before, but it took a really long time and consistent unrelenting prayer. Now I was learning a new way and honestly I was a little timid. I had to be more involved this time and I was unsure about it. But I was so determined to see the place shut, I decided to do whatever it would take. I concentrated my believing on a section of scripture in Ezekiel 21:14-17.
The context of this scripture is that God told Ezekiel to prophesy against Israel because they let evil men influence them to do things against God. God wanted the devilish portals closed down. Verse 15 says, “I have set the point of the sword against all their gates.”
To get current true meaning out of this section we need to understand “the sword of the spirit is the word of God” (Eph 6:17). But it’s not just any word. It has to be the exact sharp words the Holy Spirit gives in the situation, a rhema (inspired) word.
Here’s the section of scripture and I’ll expound on it afterwards:
“You therefore, son of man, prophesy, and strike your hands together. The third time let the sword do double damage. It is the sword that slays, the sword that slays the great men, that enters their private chambers. I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that the heart may melt and many may stumble. Ah! It is made bright; it is grasped for slaughter: ‘Swords at the ready! Thrust right! Set your blade! Thrust left—
Wherever your edge is ordered! I also will beat My fists together, and I will cause My fury to rest; I, the Lord, have spoken’” (Ez 21:14-17)
I was doubtful about the striking of hands together; it was something I wasn’t accustomed to. But I found out it’s an eastern custom, the way that a master would communicate to a servant to immediately carry out an order. Hand signals are found in many other places in the Bible too.
God says it’s the sword that slays. These powerful words of God come from the Holy Spirit working in us “both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Phil 2:13). And as we speak the words, angels go to carry them out, angels that “excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His word” (Ps 103:20).
“Swords at ready! Thrust right! Set your blade! Thrust left—wherever your edge is ordered!” (vs. 16) Thrusting is speaking: thrusting right is to bless; thrusting left is to curse. Do it wherever the Holy Spirit says. Then as it says in verse 17, the Lord will have rest.
It took a couple weeks for me to go through Dr. Sides’ book and with the Bible scriptures to glean what I needed. Then the right day presented itself and I took courage. I asked Jane to go with me. We parked in the front of the Pink Portal and I prayed for guidance as I began to speak as the Holy Spirit guided. When I got to the end, I felt led to pound my fists together and then I spiritually applied the blood of Jesus to the place to keep it shut and remove any sin that might want to linger there.
In less than a week we drove by. The place had been re-painted, no longer the pink portal. The advertisements were abolished, no cars, no people. The place was physically and spiritually totally empty of any evil! Praise God!
God’s will is that we all can live in His grace and peace. Sometimes we are going to have to fight to make that available to those who are being entrapped by the pink portals of God’s enemies.
We can do something to close those hell gates. I know I don’t have all the answers but I’m willing to learn and grow in this area and have courage to act, and so do you. When we want something badly enough, God gets us to the solutions.
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