The Hebrew writer (Heb.4:12) is showing us that God’s Word is alive. This “alive” Word is Jesus as described in Jn 1:1-3. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The Word is not merely a thought or something that is vocalized; the Word is the divine Person. He has never not been alive. Even when His body was in the garden tomb for several days, the Bible says that hell was reeling and shaking because the Word which cannot ever be dead, was walking the corridors of hell collecting the keys to hell and the grave. (Rev 1:18) That earthly body was dead but the Word was still alive and active getting things accomplished regardless of, and not bound by, the lifeless body.
Melissa and the Grace Worship Team had been asked to start the worship in the Awaken the Dawn prayer and worship project in Texas. Anticipation had been building in me for three weeks that this assignment would be part of a God intersection in history at our state capitol in Austin. I was confident there would be a sound released that pierced through opposition and spiritual darkness and interference. I had seen a sound piercing through the heavens to open a portal, an access for God’s desire “as it is in heaven” into the earth, an opening for a God-flow into the politics of our state and nation. From the first sound, God’s presence and anointing was infusing the atmosphere around the governmental heart of our state. As we entered the iron gate we heard the sound, and friends coming down Congress Avenue by car heard the sound of Melissa’s voice declaring, “We set our hope on the One who is the EVERLASTING GOD.” I stood in awe that that particular proclamation echoed over the grounds of the state capitol of Texas in 2018.
When I reached the sidewalk in front of the capitol, I was aware that angelic forces were at work ushering in changes in circumstances and filling the capitol building with light that would penetrate its recesses and resources. A breeze literally swept across us signaling the winds of change were arriving that would leave no sabotaging evil untouched. I perceived the Spirit of God was interrupting the pace of men and their agendas whether those agendas were public or private. —Kathy Gabler (Fifth excerpt from “Ever Increasing”)
It is apparent, and important to note, that “word” and “power” are related in the Bible. The two terms go together most purposefully. The Bible shows us clearly that the Word of God is not just some ink on some paper and it is not just a thought that happened to get scribbled down that works well for inspirational reading. The Word of God is power; it is active, operative, energizing and effective. The Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword. That word “any” just can’t help but stand out. The Word is more effective than any cutting instrument, no matter how well made or refined. The Word cuts through layers better than any scalpel. The Word, in articles, books and posts like this, is being worked in you by the Holy Spirit and is building you up in your most holy faith (Jude 1:20). Your faith is holy. i.e., (1) It is uniquely set apart unto God and (2) it has value. The Word of God that your faith is based upon has value for your life and for your family and your nation. (Ps 19:7-11); (also Heb.4:12; Num.11:23; 1Cor.1:18; 1Thess.1:5; Heb.1:3)
Whatever God puts in motion, our part is obedience that completes His intent and gets the God-result in history. I watched my daughter Melissa get set up for such an obedience. Every state had received a call to have an intercessory group go to their capitol and begin a Tent America worship and prayer vigil on the same day. The focus was God’s will for both the state and the nation. The coordinator for Texas planned to start the project with worship. Worship, like Judah, was going first because worship absorbs our focus in who God is and who is God. Starting from that focus is essential if we are to get to God results. Worship is a priority in life’s warfare because it sets our footing for battle which is the truth of who He is and what He has designed and desired. To prevail over contradictions and dispel darkness, we must start from Light and Truth, “if God be . . . then who or what can be against?” Worship is a commitment to truth, starting the way we mean to go and declaring whose outcome we mean to agree with in earth as in heaven. —Kathy Gabler (Fourth excerpt from “Ever Increasing”)
As the people of God assemble today may we step out of our mere human expectancies and step over into the awareness of the fact that there is more to come and, in order to meet the challenge of that which is coming, dedicate and prepare ourselves as though there is a tomorrow in which to advance the Kingdom of God in the earth. “And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come…” (Lk.19:13)
Don’t give your enemy fodder for his cannon. To say it differently, don’t give your enemy ammunition to shoot back at you. Don’t bring unnecessary grief upon yourself by saying something you could have left unsaid. Prevent the additional weight of extra burdens by not getting involved in something you didn’t have to get involved in. Give yourself time to consider a matter before giving an opinion or advice. “Take everything to the Lord in Prayer.” Lk 11:53 “As He left there, the scribes and the Pharisees [followed Him closely, and they] began to be enraged and set themselves violently against Him and to draw Him out and provoke Him to speak of many things, 54 Secretly watching and plotting and lying in wait for Him, to seize upon something He might say [that they might accuse Him].”
At a Divine intersection where Father has brought us into position for intercession, a God-deposit can manifest in the earth. That is quite literally the Kingdom coming. Every God-change that judges the agendas of evil or alters the agendas of ignorance in the earth is God answering the prayer He told us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come.” So, we dare not consider “our tiny part” insignificant or of no consequence. God’s will being done in earth is not about our significance anyway, it is about our obedience. We act upon the glimpse we have and Jer.11 (MSG) tells us that “obedience seals the deal”. Whatever God puts in motion, our part is obedience that completes His intent and gets the God-result in history. We can pray and proclaim and follow through from the piece we have even if we have no awareness of its ultimate significance or ripple effect. —Kathy Gabler (Third excerpt from “Ever Increasing”)