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We will be studying from
Prophetic and Ministry Manual Volume One
written by Marty Gabler.

Culture and Norms Dictating

Kathy — Unfortunately, people are used to their atmosphere being violated and manipulated by media which usually has the last say on the 6:00 or 10:00 news every night.  So our culture has developed a tolerance for evil being called good and good being called evil and chaos being called the New World Order.  This is both RedFruitDrink.pngludicrous and infuriating!  The Word says NOT to CONFORM to this-age thinking.  News: We don’t have to bow to the machinations of the prince of the power of the air.  His dictatorship only continues if we keep adapting to the ways of the present age and keep “drinking the Kool-Aid” and allowing culture and norms to dictate our thinking.   Instead, let’s agree that The Church will not just sit back in Sunday meetings and wait for the world to end.  Sons of God will participate with Father in displacing and dispossessing darkness. We will overcome incrementally, one choice at a time, one prayer at a time, one victory at a time and see situations on earth become as in heaven in our nation.

Keep Standing in Freedom

If it were not possible to keep standing in freedom, our Lord would not have commanded us in His Word to do just that. He does not want us to be captive to any degree of slavery. We have been set free to enjoy freedom within the auspices of His setfreejumpcharacter and redemptive purposes. Living our lives under the wisdom and direction of the Word of God leads us in the liberty of sons/daughters who know their Father desires nothing less than the richness of that purchased freedom. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ Who has brought us to liberty that we may glorify Him who purchased it.  ”Plant your feet firmly therefore within the freedom that Christ has won for us, and do not let yourselves be caught again in the shackles of slavery.” (Gal.5:1, Phillips)

Thunder or Godzilla?

A friend sent me a meme with Kermit the frog looking out a rainy window. With a troubled look on his face he says, “Sounds like thunder, but in 2020 it could be Godzilla.”  While unexpected things seem to be flying out of nowhere and we are StormCloudsregularly having to deal with matters that have the appearance of apocalyptic proportion, Yahweh is our Shield, He sends us a Father’s help and we are those sons and daughters who can go about their business without fear. Ps.3:3-6, TPT — “But in the depths of my heart I truly know that you, Yahweh, have become my Shield; You take me and surround me with yourself. Your glory covers me continually. You lift high my head when I bow low in shame. 4 I have cried out to you, Yahweh, from your holy presence. You send me a Father’s help. 5 So now I’ll lie down and sleep like a baby—then I’ll awake in safety, for you surround me with your glory. 6 Even though dark powers prowl around me, I won’t be afraid.”

Manipulating the Atmosphere

Kathy — People often forget the creative, tangible power in the spoken word, but devils don’t.  People forget that what man agrees with or allows has legal presence and influence in the earth realm, but devils don’t. The prince of the power of the air EarthAtmosphere.jpgis continually working the atmosphere.  He sniffs it out like a dog, looking for anything to take advantage of and use as a legal means of positioning devils and provoking men.  He will find something as simple as the lyrics of a song or use quotes on written pages to setup an atmosphere for theft or destruction.  When the atmosphere is lethal, it is manipulated and is not random or without consequences.  The prince of the power of the air takes advantage of the influence of media because people can’t un-hear what they heard on TV or un-see what they saw on a billboard or the internet.  So those deposits hang in the atmosphere to influence the emotions and thinking on any given day. 

God is Faithful no Matter Circumstances

The Lord is still working in people’s lives in spite of the enemy trying to get everyone’s focus on the negative. A couple of weeks ago Kathy, Melissa and I were PlentyLittle.jpgministering to a group of leaders at a church. After the meeting a young man walked up and said that several years ago I walked up to him and put a $20 bill in his shirt pocket and said, “You will have income when others do not”. He said that has been the case for all those years. Even during the pandemic their business has picked up continually and he and his wife have doubled their savings since the pandemic started. Ps.37:18-19, TPT — “Day by day the Lord watches the good deeds of the godly and he prepares for them his forever-reward. 19 Even in a time of disaster he will watch over them, and they will always have more than enough no matter what happens.”

Power of the Air

Kathy — I love the way The Message reads in Eph 2:2, “let’s notlet the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell us how to live.” That should be on billboards in Hollywood since they constantly try to dictate lifestyle!  Eph 2:2 (AMP)[When you were dead in sin- when you were walking/talking zombies} . . . StreaksSky.jpgyou walked [habitually] … following the course and fashion of this world  [under the sway of this present age] that is, following the prince of the power of the air.” When I pursued the question, what is the “power of the air” the devil is prince of, that power boiled down to influence.  We can be DUI – (driven under the influence) of the air or atmosphere around us and the fallen prince who dominates it. Our thoughts, moods and decisions can be affected by the atmosphere.  The air we breathe is chock full of echoes and whispers from people’s conversations and murmured opinions and rehearsed memories and reports.  Even sounds around us can carry threats and words and sounds that are legal instruments that devils know how to use against us.  If we leave outbursts, murmurs, curses, vows, worries, lusts and fears hanging in the atmosphere, uncontested and unresolved, they are up for grabs to be used as negative forces against us. 

Things That Strengthen

PraiseWorshipHands.jpgAs the people of God assemble today may they be ready for the Holy Spirit to use them to edify others by ministering the gifts of the Holy Spirit. May they speak as the Spirit gives utterance and may they release in love what He gives. “And that’s what’s happening among you. You are so passionate about embracing the manifestations of the Holy Spirit! Now become even more passionate about the things that strengthen the entire church.” (1Cor.14:12, TPT)

Bump in the Night or God’s Plans?

EyesInDark.jpgSelf prophecies tend to come to pass. We get into agreement with what comes out of our mouths.  Our psychological and body systems cooperate with our state of mind that we use to make predictions. If our minds can make monsters out of a bump in the night, surely we can take hold of the Word of God and make all manner of declarations for what God has planned for His Name’s sake. Num.23:19, Msg — “God is not man, one given to lies, and not a son of man changing his mind. Does he speak and not do what he says? Does he promise and not come through?”

Big Mouth and Microphone

Kathy — Rom. 12:2, addresses this:  be not conformed to this world or age or time or influences of culture.  Don’t let your beliefs and conclusions and priorities be MegaphoneAnnounce.jpgmolded by that.  If we are going to seeas it is in heaven” and see God’s original intent in earth, we’ll have to think beyond typical.  That means, (a) we can’t be so open minded that our brains fall out, and (b) we don’t react to life like everybody else does.  We have to choose not to live in anxiety over a new strain of flu and we have to choose not to assume that we’ll be one of the  predicted financial failures in 2020.  We absolutely dare not be typical and ignorant and follow the dictates of this age and culture where someone with a big mouth and a microphone becomes the TV expert to decide our future.