As the people of God assemble today may they realize the authority and the effectiveness they have in the earth as the ekklesia of God (Matt.16:18, TPT — “I give you the name Peter, a stone. And this rock will be the bedrock foundation on which I will build my church [ekklesia]—my legislative assembly, and the power of death will not be able to overpower it”. May they pray for and speak the purposes of Jehovah God over our nation so that the fear of the Lord may come upon all His enemies, so that our nation may be saved from those who seek to destroy it. 2Chron.20:29, Amp — “And the fear of God came on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel.”
Rather than Christians and the church intimating a dependency upon particular politicians and government in general, we should be displaying the results of the government of heaven. The authority of the government of heaven is not the ability to get particular politicians strategically placed but it is to do the works of Christ that make the need for such desired persons and positions much less necessary… if at all. (Matt.11:12; Eph.2:10)
Melissa — I was having a discussion with a friend the other day about seeing demonic things and how it’s so unnerving. We were discussing how to deal with it and basically how to prepare for the next time it happens. As we are talking this out I start to realize something. I grew up seeing things like this, and I grew up hearing about others in the church dealing with these things. There has been more talk throughout my life of dark encounters than of encounters with the Kingdom realm. I realize part of that is because it has been taboo to talk about angels too much because “we don’t want to get into angel worship”. Well, that backfired! The fear of worshiping angels has led to entertaining demons, and the base of all of this is fear. It boils down to fearing everything else and not the Lord. Either we are bowing our knee in fear of the darkness or in fear/reverence of God and His Kingdom. We are meant to deal with the demonic and entertain angels. We partner with angels not worship them.
I see that! When we hear something or read something and say “I see that” are we “seeing” only in the sense of ocular recognition or mental consent or are we seeing in the sense of perception for the purpose of application? Does that simply mean that we can see that they have stated a truth or does it actually mean that we can see the value of that truth for our lives and others and are willing to act on it? Prov.1:1-4 (21st CKJV) ”The Proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: 2 to know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3 to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity; 4 to give subtlety to the simple, and to the young man knowledge and discretion.”
Melissa Gabler — A reminder for 2021: don’t forget that a lot of what you are dealing with personally, whether it be physically or emotionally, may be the war in the atmosphere. We have the authority to say “peace” because we are His agents. When our Lord told the storm to “be still” the atmosphere listened. We carry that same authority and it is our job to change the atmosphere during our lifetime. So, the next time you are dealing with something personally let your first reaction be to remember there is so much more going on around you than your eyes can see. Ask, “where is this coming from and how do I need to deal with it?” You may simply need to say, “Peace, be still.” (Come to Kingdom Congress Mar.3-5,2021 and worship with Melissa and the Grace Worship Team. She will also be speaking Mar.4 at 10:00am. No Fee. All info for KC2021 is at martygabler.com/kc2021/)
Chaos represents utmost impossibility to man and covers him with hopeless despair where he is willing to lay down his beliefs and former commitments so that he may gain some semblance of comfort in spite of the dreaded disorder (“Chaos”: a disorderly, confused, condition or state). Throughout history there have been perpetrators of confusion who have, for the purpose of control, attempted to throw the populace into confusion in order to coerce them into turning over their freedom for relief. Many to the south and east of the USA have already done that and are praying for the USA to wake up and realize that we must speak out and act now to preserve our constitution and nation. Chaos and its bold, inclusive threats will not prevail if God’s people will humble themselves and pray (2Chron.7:14) and take a stand in spite of brash attempts of darkness to limit and/ or remove freedoms. If God could create the worlds out of nothing, surely we can see and take tremendous hope of His creating righteous order out of the chaos of self-focused, power-hungry people.
(Marty will be leading and speaking at Kingdom Congress March 3-5, 2021. No Fee to attend. For all information: martygabler.com/kc2021/)
Melissa — This passage is a perfect tool for this time: Proverbs 2:3-6, “make your ear attentive to wisdom and incline your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;” Ask for insight and understanding and you will begin to awaken to the fear of the Lord. Then you will understand how to navigate through what is at hand and what is to come. This is our opportunity to demonstrate the Kingdom of God and leave an effectual legacy centered in the fear of the Lord. I’ve heard so many times over the last couple of years that revival is coming. Yes, revival is coming, and it will come through awakened people bowing their knee to the Almighty God. (Come to Kingdom Congress Mar.3-5,2021 and worship with Melissa and the Grace Worship Team. She will also be speaking Mar.4 at 10:00am. No Fee. All info for KC2021 is at martygabler.com/kc2021/)
As the people of God assemble today, let them lift their voices with expectancy that the Jesus of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John will act as compassionately and powerfully and amazingly in their gathering as He did in the Gospels. Matt.11:5, TPT — “‘The blind see again, the crippled walk, lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised back to life, and the poor and broken now hear of the hope of salvation!’”