The Jebusites threatened David, “You shall not pass through these gates.” Nevertheless, David Captured the stronghold (Zion), now known as the city of David, and made it his capital.
1 Chronicles 11:5 (VOICE)

Joshua and his armies never captured the city of Jebus during their conquest of the land of Canaan, and Jebus remained in the hands of the Canaanites until David became king. The enemy told David, “You’ll never break through these gates.” Nevertheless, David broke through and made it his capital. He not only claimed his God-given territory, but he also renamed it the city of Jerusalem, which became hugely significant for future Christians. Jerusalem was the birthplace of the church. It’s where Christ was crucified and rose from the dead. It’s where Jesus poured out His Holy Spirit upon His followers. From that city, the gospel has gone out to the ends of the earth.

The locked gates before you are nothing more than an opportunity for faith.

If the land before you is God-assigned, then no demon in hell will keep you from it. Your possession of your promised land has historical implications. Your story and your breakthroughs are never just about you. May God open your eyes to see the significance and the importance of the impossible tasks before you. May mountains move, gates open, and waters part before you.

Recently on Susie Larson Live, we talked about what it means to prevail: to prove more powerful than your opponent; to be the last one standing. This season in which we find ourselves did not take God by surprise. In fact, He positioned you strategically right where you are for such a time as this. So, here’s your action step today:

Identify your impossible situation. Embrace expectant faith. Wait on God. Discern God’s timing and strategy. Take the next step.

Dear Jesus,

Your Spirit in me ensures that nothing will be impossible for me! You go before me. I will follow You. Awaken my faith today. Amen.


*Adapted from “Prevail: 365 Days of Enduring Strength from God’s Word” by Susie Larson. Used with permission.

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