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Great Joy Will be Ours

Melissa Gabler—We have had our questions, our doubts and shed our tears, but we’ve heard what comes in the morning (Ps. 30:5).  I’m telling you, the sun is rising on us and great joy will be ours because it is our time.  It’s time to operate in the mandate God has given us.

Jesus’ Prayer Model

KATHY — As we read Matthew 6 and Luke 10, we find Jesus teaching the disciples to pray.  The verses leading up to the actual prayer reveal firstly what prayer is not.  Prayer is not practicing your righteousness before men.  Prayer is not using surplus words trying to cover your bases.  Prayer is not from any motive that would manipulate God or man.  Then, Jesus gives directions to His disciples on how to communicate with the Father.  His instruction becomes a model for us known as “The Lords Prayer”.

Evil Structures Exposed

As the people of God assemble today may they know with assurance that the powers of darkness can hide for only just so long. May they rejoice that darkness is being exposed just like Pharaoh’s wizards’ serpents and agendas. And as Jehovah God is setting them up for a fall, we can do our part by praying that God will work in lives and bring truth and evidence to positioned people to expose and bring down evil structures. Eph.6:12–“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Underbelly Exposed

The underbelly of darkness that seeks to work evil in this nation is going to be exposed. We can do our part by praying that God will work in lives and bring truth and evidence to positioned people to expose and bring down evil structures. Jer.23:24,NASB—“Can a person hide himself in hiding places So that I do not see him?” declares the Lord. “Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the Lord.”  Eccl.12:14,Msg—“Eventually God will bring everything that we do out into the open and judge it according to its hidden intent, whether it’s good or evil.   Heb.4:13,Amp—“And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, and revealed to the eyes of Him with whom we have to give account.”

Awakening to be Effective

Melissa — We are in the midst of a seriously sobering season. We are in the thick of the increase of His perpetually increasing government (Isaiah 9:7). Awakening won’t be limited to the American church’s view of what it should look like to be most effective. Awakening is going to seep through the cracks in the foundation of the American church and reform it. Awakening brings reformation. We better be ready for awakening to bring some shock and awe too! It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, (Eph. 5:12-13 NLT) This awakening is going deep. It’s going to shed light on things that have been going on under our noses but we haven’t seen it because we have been asleep. It will be shocking, but that is why reformation comes with it. Reform will deal with evil.

Days of Justice

KATHY—Days of Elijah are days of justice.  In 1Kings 18, Elijah told them to seize the “prophets of Baal and not let a man of them escape. And they caught them, and Elijah brought them down to the Kishon and killed them there.”  The justice was public and did not end there on Mt. Carmel.  In the following chapters “The LORD told Elijah to appoint Hazael to be king of Syria and appoint Jehu to be king of Israel and appoint Elisha to take his place as prophet.  Hazael was to start killing the people who worship Baal. Jehu was to kill those who escape from Hazael, and Elisha was to kill those who escape from Jehu.”  Jezebel died when Jehu had her thrown from a window of Jezreel’s palace, and her body was eaten by dogs.  Justice continued in the next generation when King Ahab’s sons were beheaded and their heads piled at the gates of Jezreel. 
As our days mirror the days of Elijah in so many details, (more than those listed in this article), may we be encouraged that we too will see the called of God follow the Lord’s directions and take down corrupt entities and willful evil, both now and in generations to come.  And may we see the power and original design of God manifest in our homes and nations, both now and in generations to come. (This is the last of the excerpts from Kathy’s SEEC Magazine article “Days of Elijah”. You may read this article in its entirety at this link: martygabler.com/articles/ )

Pray for Missing Persons

Let us pray that an unprecedented number of missing persons shall be found whole and unharmed this year. Prayer could include that some will be found by missing persons agencies; some will call out of the sky blue; some will just walk up to the family door and knock; some will walk up to a police station and ask for help; some will walk into a church. Jesus came “to seek and to save that which is lost” (Lk.19:10). 1Sam.30:18,Amp—“David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken…”  19 Nothing of theirs was missing whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that had been taken; David recovered it all.” 

Awakened to See

MELISSA—This year has been hellacious because Father is waking us up to see what we have been entertaining and it is absolutely disgusting. This is the year it shifts from entertaining the unclean to the clean, and that speaks volumes regarding what is being exposed.  Did anybody think awakening would look like this? I sure didn’t.  I’m shocked but extremely thankful.  It’s time, right here in 2022, to shift our entertaining to the fear of the Lord, God’s agenda and purposes, what He says about you, your family, your church, and our nation.  This year is a setup for launching into the Kingdom of God manifest unlike any of us have ever seen.

Days of Elijah are Familiar

KATHY—In earlier posts I have mentioned some things that “the days of Elijah”, from the Bible, were significantly similar to the days we are dealing with now. This is another one.  Days of Elijah mark a time when God’s people have their identity established.  1Ki 18:30  “And Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near to him; and he healed the altar of Jehovah that had been broken down. 1Ki 18:31  And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the Word of Jehovah came, saying, Israel shall be your name.  With those stones, he drew a line between who they had become and who they were meant to be, and they were about to see their God confirm it.  1Ki 18:36  And it happened at the offering of the sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, O Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known today that You are God in Israel, and I am Your servant, that by Your Word I have done all these things. 1Ki 18:37 Answer me, O Jehovah, answer me; and this people shall know that You are Jehovah God; and You shall turn their hearts back again. 1Ki 18:38  And fire fell from Jehovah and burned up the burnt offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and the water in the trench was licked up. 1Ki 18:39  And all the people saw, and fell on their faces, and said, Jehovah, He is the God; Jehovah, He is THE God!”  So shall days like the days of Elijah go down in history again!  

Open Doors and Day by Day

As the people of God assemble today may they realize wide-opened doors have been opened by the King of Kings for great work to be done in His Kingdom. May they press through opposition as they move step by step and day by day. May they hunger and desire to move toward the next level and Kingdom purpose that their heavenly Father has for them to effectively function in. Isa.54:2-3,Amp—“2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes,  3 For you will spread abroad to the right hand and to the left; and your offspring will possess the nations and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.”