Prayer Opens Iron Gates Part II


From: Pastor Dr. Theophilus Ajadi



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When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.” (Acts 12:11 ESV)


Why God delivers from Prison

God sent an angel to deliver Peter from prison because Peter had a work to do for the Lord. Iron gates open only for those who want the king of glory to come in to their lives. Ps. 24:7,9. Are you ready for Jesus Christ to reign in your life? Are you ready for him to be your king, and to do his will? Then the iron gates must and will lift their heads for you, in Jesus name!

Psalms 142:7 (KJV)

Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

7 Things The Devil Steals

Satan is a thief. As such he is on the move to steal, kill and destroy. John 10:10. There are 7 important things that Satan wants to steal from you.

  1. Time. 

Satan is a thief of time. This is the reason for the promise in Joel 2:25-26. How does God restore our years? He does it by empowering us to begin doing more in less time. To accomplish more in less time. There is a promise of Divine Speed. In 1Kings18:46, God gave Elijah supernatural speed. May God grant us speed this year in Jesus name.

  1. Vision- 

Satan steals vision. What is Vision? It is the prophetic insight into God’s mind and purpose for your life. Vision also means heavenly downloads. Vision is the spiritual navigation system for you destiny. Vision is your spiritual GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS). If you allow Satan to steal your vision, making progress in life will be challenging! Vision is also your special device to detect the moving targets and secret plans of the enemy.


Isaiah 42:19-20 (NKJV)

Who is blind but My servant, Or deaf as My messenger whom I send? Who is blind as he who is perfect, And blind as the LORD’s servant? Seeing many things, but you do not observe; Opening the ears, but he does not hear.”

The Lord Jesus said;

Matthew 6:22-23 (NKJV)

 The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

The prince of this world has blinded the mind…2Cor.4:4

The philistines put out Samson’s eyes. Judges 16:21

Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) -Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he.

  1. Joy. 

This is the third things that Satan steals.

Job 30:31 (NKJV) 

My harp is turned to mourning, And my flute to the voice of those who weep.

God promises to restore the joy of his people.

Isaiah 51:11 (KJV) 

Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy [shall be] upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; [and] sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

  1. Destiny helpers.

Satan can steal destiny helpers. This refers to those sent to you in life. Is.61. There are people,sent to help you, undergird you, facilitate you, support you and sponsor you.


Many times, satan fights your helpers. He accuses them to you and accuses you to them.

He misinterprets, misrepresents and misconstrues. He tries to create confusion between you send your helpers.

He may even try to kill your helpers untimely!

Lazarus was a strategic helper for Jesus. Satan attacked his body and killed him but Jesus went and raised him from the dead.

Satan may ensure that you never meet your helpers and that they never meet you.

King David was blessed with several helpers during his time.

1 Chronicles 12:18 (NKJV) 

Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, chief of the captains, and he said: “We are yours, O David; We are on your side, O son of Jesse! Peace, peace to you, And peace to your helpers! For your God helps you.” So David received them, and made them captains of the troop.

1 Chronicles 12:22 (NKJV) 

For at that time they came to David day by day to help him, until it was a great army, like the army of God.

May God enlarge your destiny helpers in Jesus name. You need to stand throng against satanic attacks on your destiny helpers. In Mark 2: 1-12 and John 5:1-9, the bible tells us of two sick men whom Jesus helped. Th first man had 4 men who were willing to go against all odds to get their friends to Jesus for help. The second man had no one to help him and for this reason, he was stranded for 38 years. Thank God that Jesus Christ came to his rescue but he had lost 38 vital years of his life due to , ” I have no man to help me…”

  1. Finances. 

The fifth thing Satan steals is your finances. You lose a little here and a little there. Not a whole lot. But insignificant installment loss. You might even be tithing and losing! And that condition  will continue except you rise and deal with the thief. Job was a good man but he lost everything to satan in one day.

  1. Health

This explains why so many people are sick.

Acts 10:38 (KJV) 

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Many times in the bible, people got healed when Jesus cast out demons from them. This shows that the demons were responsible for the ill health. Luke.13:10-16

  1. Wells.

That which flows. This represents your flow towards God and his to you. Gen.26:15-21 tells us that the philistines stole the wells of Isaac. Has the enemy stolen your flow?

Do you feel like your prayer life is under a siege?


  1. Draw from divine strength on the inside.

Christ is in you and he is your strength! With him, you can conquer lions and bears.

Psalm 27:1 (KJV) 

The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Colossians 1:27 (KJV) 

To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Draw from divine strength on the inside. You can be strong or weak at anytime. It depends on you. The choice is yours. Eph.6:10.

David drew lots of strength by ministering to The Lord in worship and praise

Isaiah 52:1 (KJV)

Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

  1. Go after the lions. 

Go after whatever is stealing from you and has been stolen from you. Take the challenge. Don’t spare challenges. Take them.

  1. Learn to Strike at night. 

Learn to fight at night. Hunt at night. Pray at night. War at night. Utilize the midnight hour to launch an attack on the enemy. This is a vital prayer strategy.

Prayer Points

  1. Ask for the mercy of God over all carelessness that opened the door for the enemy
  2. Ask God to restore you fully; your years, health, wealth, wells, friends, sight, joy, finances etc.
  3. Attack the thief. Satan is the thief. Attack him by the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus.
  4. I scatter the amalekites warring against me in Jesus name. ( read Judges 6:1-6) Amalekites- A people that lick up or exhaust; people of lapping; a strangler of the people. Warlike; a dweller in the vale.
  1. I bind all the philistines in the name of Jesus Christ.