Be sure to read the TACTICAL ASSAULT  page as well.  This page gives the implementation of OPERATION TEAR DOWN GATES.


Our operation at Bible Baptist Church is quite clear from God's Word:

Matthew 16:18 "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

Jesus said that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church.  The gates of hell are the fortifications and strongholds that have barricaded many Christians for decades.  These walls and barriers are in the minds and hearts of thousands in York County who do not believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the risen Saviour of the world.

According to Jesus when He said, I will build my church and the fortifications of hell or Satan shall not prevail or succeed against it.  This means the church should be on the attack and plowing down the gates that have shielded many from experiencing the power of our Almighty God.

Where does this power come from?  This seems to be literally impossible! We have been limited to seeing a little bit of God's power.  Can we have an unleashing of the Spirit of God that will empower us by His Might to TEAR DOWN GATES in the minds and hearts of the lost? Impossible? For me and you - Yes!

We have abortions, overdoses, drunkards, adultery, immorality of every kind all around us.  Can we TEAR DOWN THOSE GATES?

We have young people experiencing drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, suicide, satanic philosophies, school boards taking God out of our history books and schools all together. Can we TEAR DOWN THOSE GATES?

Here is another teaching Jesus gave in the next chapter: Matthew 17: 20b-21 "... and nothing shall be impossible unto you.  Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting."

What Jesus was dealing with disciples that could not cast out demons from a young boy.  Jesus said they lacked faith.  Jesus gives to them and to us the remedy of getting behind the spiritual curtain in order to cast out demons and TEAR DOWN GATES in people's lives.  It is PRAYER AND FASTING.


Our operation is clear... Begin 2020 in prayer and fasting in order to remove mountains, in order to remove kingdoms, in order to see the impossible gates torn down.  We are fighting on our knees.  We are going to go behind enemy lines into the spiritual zone to TEAR DOWN THE GATES OF HELL.


Isaiah 58:3 "Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?"

In verse 6 is the operation in which we are engaging:

  1. Fasting to loose the bands of wickedness... this is OPERATION TEAR DOWN GATES.
  2. Fasting to undo the heavy burdens... this is OPERATION TEAR DOWN GATES.
  3. Fasting to let the oppressed go free... this is OPERATION TEAR DOWN GATES.
  4. Fasting to break every yoke... this is OPERATION TEAR DOWN GATES.
  • We are going to run to the prayer closet before the street of souls.
  • We are going to do without food in order to get more spiritual bread.
  • We are going to become weak in order for the power of Christ to remove gates.
  • We will afflict our souls in order experience God.
  • We deny our flesh so that angels may be dispatched to your home, our church, and our country.
  • This type of warfare is of the Spirit, flesh mortifying, food denying, Scripture studying, and the Saviour to seek.  This is our operation!

Bill Schutt

Pastor of Bible Baptist Church of York, PA