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Truth as Counterforce

If we just talk about what we sense or what is going on, that is like laying a ticking bomb in the laps of others instead of diffusing it! Anything that is contradictory to God’s will should be confronted with God’s Truth. The Truth is Jesus. The truth is His Word and character and purpose in earth as in heaven, and we can speak it and release it as a counterforce to contradictions, and it will make a difference. As believers and sons of God we cannot be more focused on conditions than the Truth. If we intend to pray in faith, we must think according to His Word and principles and character, instead of falling into upset over circumstances. —Kathy Gabler

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Marty and Kathy invite you to Kingdom Congress 2018.
SEEC Ministries International 11th Annual Kingdom Congress 2018

March 7-9, 2018 * NO REGISTRATION FEE
2018 Theme: “From Heaven to Earth”
This will be a gathering you will remember for years to come.
All info: https://martygabler.com/kc2018/

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May Opposition Break

May the Lord grant that seasons of weariness and relentless opposition over your life break and dissipate like the morning mist.   “But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, TRIUMPH OVER OPPOSITION] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.” (Isa.54:17, Amp)

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Sensitive and Faithful

2018 Declaration #4—OUR HEARTS AND MINDS WILL BE SENSITIVE AND FAITHFUL—Kids: Holy Spirit will be our guide!
We will set our hearts and minds to be faithful in our sensitivity toward the Holy Spirit and the Word of God so that we do not simply involve ourselves or embrace just anything that comes along or that the rest of society believes is acceptable.
“…he continuously exhorted (warned, urged, and encouraged) them all to cleave unto and remain faithful to and devoted to the Lord with [resolute and steady] purpose of heart.” (Acts 11:23, AMPC)

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Standing on the Promises

As the people of God assemble today, may they, as one, reach forward into the year with expectancy, with commitment and with their faith firmly planted in Christ Jesus and His unfailing Word. May they stand on His promises and proclaim them to one another and for one another.  “Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn’t waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God.” (Rom.4:20,WEB)

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Eyes Wide Open

2018 Declaration #3—WE WILL KEEP OUR EYES WIDE OPEN FOR WHAT THE LORD HAS TO SHOW US—Kids Version: Look! Jesus has something to show us!—We will keep our eyes wide open to see what the Lord is wanting to show us 1) concerning His truths, 2) concerning situations that are working against us, 3) concerning conniving people, 4) concerning opportunities, 5) concerning how we can impact lives of others, 6) concerning how we can pray and declare over our nation and its leaders, 7) concerning current world events, e.g., when we hear about missiles in N Korea, pray for the propulsion system to fail, guidance system to fail.
“Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).” (Jer.33:3, AMPC)

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Align More Effectively

2018 Declaration #2—WE WILL ALIGN OURSELVES MORE EFFECTIVELY
Kids Version: God has a mission for us and we choose to accept it!
We will be more in alignment to cooperate more effectively with the workings of the Lord. We will cooperate more and be more sensitive to God’s supernatural, to His intervention from the spirit realm. We will not be just tagging along with the Christian/Church crowd but taking steps on purpose rather than just taking steps because it seems to be the “natural order” of things.
May the Lord grant to you today the assurance that you are connected to His heart so that you may know what is in His heart for you and that you may do that which is in His heart for others. You are connected to the heart of God so that He may work with you and give indisputable evidence of His Kingdom through your life.

“Then I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who shall do according to what is in MY heart and in MY mind. I will build him a sure house, and he shall walk before My anointed forever.” (1Sam.2:35, NKJV)
“And the disciples went everywhere preaching, the Master working right with them, validating the Message with indisputable evidence.” (Mk.16:20, Msg)
“I carefully charted out my paths to align my steps with Your decrees.” (Ps.119:59, Voice)
“Lend an ear, listen to these words of the wise, and align your thought with my instructions.” (Prov.22:17, Voice)

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Reaching Beyond Barriers

Declaration 1 (Part 3)— This is the year to take the next step.—Peter walked on water. Some have let go of the mast of the boat and taken a step toward the gunwale but have only peeked over the side. Some have actually stepped over to the gunwale and have climbed up and are dangling their feet over the side but have stopped there. All 12 disciples could have taken the next step and gotten off the side and onto the water but Peter was the only one who did. The only people who criticize Peter for going down in the waves are people who are standing on shore in dry weather; are those who are satisfied to continue sitting right where they are now. (Phil.3:13) “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (KJV) “Reaching forth to those things that are before” is reaching beyond a barrier; reaching beyond something that has not been passed before.

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