For 400 yrs. Israel had been in a situation where they knew what to expect every day and at every turn. Their surroundings were so familiar that they had become acceptable. It was predictable and even appeared to be logical but… it wasn’t necessary. We don’t have to learn to live with anything that is not God’s purpose for our lives. (Ps.57:2; 138:7-8; Phil.1:6; 1Thess.5:23-24)
Condemnation will make it almost impossible for us to be corrected. Correction requires trusting someone else’s decision or opinion. Correction requires being willing to change where necessary. Trust in God will get trouble off the porch.(Ps.37:39) Trust is a guard against condemnation. (Jn.5:24) Trust will overcome your past. (Ps.34:2) Trust is a weapon that defeats condemnation. —Kathy G
It is a good thing to be reminded on one spacial day of the year that it is our
full time occupation every day (while going out, while being out and while
coming in) to give thanks to the LORD for goodness is not just an attribute,
it is what God is and He can be nothing else. Let there be giving of thanks
(in both speaking and singing) to Yahweh, who is most gracious. “It is a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the Lord, To sing praises to Your name, O Most High” (Ps.92:1, Amp)
Our hearts are turned to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in thanksgiving for His sacrificial and redemptive acts of love in our behalf. We receive them and what He has procured thru them that we may gratefully bring glory to His Wonderful Name. “And let the peace from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always].” (Col.3:15, Amp)
Weapons of accusation hit when we are addressing basic needs like the need to be loved, affirmation or security. I pray God stir us up to stop forfeiting destiny because of legal technicalities. We must get out of the witness stand and step down from the judge’s bench. Instead, let’s go to the Real Judge’s chambers and crawl up into His lap and trust His love to bring us to His Righteousness and Grace.(1Co4:4) —Kathy Gabler
Accusation and condemnation flooded into man’s thinking in such abundance that the devil and people rarely have to lift an accusing finger at us. We have such intricate lists of what is good and what is evil, that we accuse and condemn ourselves without even looking for a lawyer. The problem with this legalistic lifestyle is that we assume our shortcomings are more powerful than the Christ that lives in us. (1Jn.3:20)— Kathy Gabler
As the people of God assemble today may they observe the opportunity to be thankful and give symphonic thanks with others who have also experienced the goodness of Father God. May they also determine to make any and all places with any and all opportunities the “gates” that are regularly entered with thankfulness. “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name! For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5 (Amp)
Isa.55:10-11 show us that God’s Word goes through a cyclical process. That prophetic dream Joseph had did not scoop him up and simply whisk him away to Pharaoh’s palace and favor — it was all done through a process. There were pits, prisons, rejection and false accusation to go through before he would reach that place of favor and honor. All of that stuff was processing stuff in Joseph. Joseph managed to stay in the process and God did not let any of that shaping stuff go to waste in his life. Needless to say, Joseph was quite a different person when he got to Pharaoh’s palace than the fancy-dressed boy we first encounter in the story. All of that process squeezed Joseph through a mold which eventually squeezed him out in the form of a father to Pharaoh.
The most successful weapon of satan is condemnation, making believers feel unworthy to be equipped. Turn his weapons on him! When he comes at you with accusations of being unequipped, declare it good news because when we are weak, God is strong and He will get the job done through us. Make that accusation heated fuel to propel you forward. (Js.5:13-16) — Kathy Gabler
I saw a statue of a child standing on its father’s shoulders. The plaque says: “The reason the present generation can see so far is because it is standing on the shoulders of the former generation.” (attributed to Sir Isaac Newton) The coming generation should be launched from a point of purposely given advantage. They shouldn’t have to dig themselves out of a hole. (1K.2:12)
What one generation tolerates, the next does in excess. What one generation neglects, the next forgets. If we haven’t been delivered from our bondages, we will take our children into the captivity we have endured and it will be repeated at least one more generation. Where we stop short of glory, our children will stop short. (Gen.13:14-17)
The zeal of the Lord
will perform it.
The zeal of man
will perform. — Kathy Gabler
David not only loved his son and wanted to be assured that he would have a relationship with God but David also loved what God loved: Israel. He wanted to be assured that the presence of God would be in the midst of Israel. There was a nation at stake and David facilitated its preservation. In preserving his family, David preserved a nation. (1K.2:12)
Monday (11-18-19) Marty will be live on his Facebook page with ON THE GO as he travels down the road. An inspirational word for living victoriously in Christ as you are “on the go”. Watch for it, tune in and be inspired.
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As the people of God assemble today may they consider Yeshua Whose name is above all names and Who is seated enthroned above all, and glorify Him as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.” 7 “I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. 8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession. (Ps.2:6-8, NASB)
When David showed up at the scene of the battle where a giant prevailed, he only had two skills: playing the harp and shooting a slingshot. But somewhere thru the years it would appear that a father had taken time and interest and taught the boy how to use a slingshot (Lk.1:17). The will of God has a way of taking on very practical aspects.
As the people of God, what do we need to be watching, listening for and heeding? Watch for creativity and ideas being unleashed that will produce finances, answers, healing, refuge and change in hearts. Deut.28 sounds like we won’t miss creativity and ideas “if” we listen diligently to the voice of the Lord our God, being watchful to do all His commandments. —Melissa Gabler
On the day of disobedience in the garden, Adam and Eve knew their behavior contradicted their relationship and their righteousness, so they hid. Nothing was neutral or innocent anymore. From that day on everything fell short of God’s intentions. Thousands of years later Jesus came to restore and made it possible to reach God’s intentions again. (1Co.15:22) — Kathy Gabler
The result of Moses taking things into hand within an acceptable timeframe were: (1.) only one Egyptian out of the way; (2.) the status of Israel remained unchanged; and (3.) Moses has just paid full tuition for the next 80 semesters of “The Wilderness Theological Seminary.” After experiencing the wilderness, however, Moses was then ready to receive the mandate that he had been set aside 80 yrs. earlier to carry out. (Heb.3:5)