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Resurrection From Dead Dreams

As the people of God assemble on Resurrection Sunday may the power of that very Resurrection fill the room and fill each person. May He, Who IS the Resurrection revive all the dreams and all the visions that have died AnticipationJumpWavesor ceased to function in each one. May we come through Resurrection Sunday standing up again and going out in the name of the Lord preaching His ever-expanding Kingdom that those who are captive might be set free in King Jesus’ resurrection power for the purposes of our Lord.
Rom.6:4,TPT—“Sharing in his death by our baptism means that we were co-buried with him, so that when the Father’s glory raised Christ from the dead, we were also raised with him. We have been co-resurrected with him so that we could be empowered to walk in the freshness of new life.”


Jesus Conquered

EmptyTombFound this quote in my notes:  “Jesus did not conquer in spite of the dark mystery of evil, He conquered through it.”  

”… I died, but see, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of [absolute control and victory over] death and of Hades (the realm of the dead).(Rev.1:18, Amp)


Behind-the-Scenes Workings of God

Let’s look at the confirming presence of God in the details of Mary’s life.  Her family, even when they had no knowledge of the behind-the-scenes workings of prophecy WomanRaiseHandsSky.jpgand purpose in their lives, dwelled in Nazareth.  I’m certain that Mary’s parents had no idea their grandchild would be the Messiah!  Perhaps one, if not several generations had made the choice to live or continue to live in Nazareth (which means the guarded one), but it is certain that God was working with all details to position Mary for destiny.  She was called to conceive and bear the ultimate gift of God to man.  Luke 1:30-34,”Then the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.’  And Mary said to the angel, ‘How shall this be . . .’” (RSV)  Even in the midst of this angelic visitation and undeniably Divine encounter, still Mary asked for more information, more understanding to confirm the next steps in her life. —Kathy


Kathy is speaking at Kingdom Congress March 6, 2020.


Feeling Disqualified but Still Positioned

Do you think Mary was PREPARED for a conversation with an angel to end with her being pregnant with the Messiah?  Her girlish daydreams of romance and home and family had never played out like this, neither could these circumstances fit in any of her spiritual aspirations!  Nothing could have prepared her to feel so disqualified in her society yet be so divinely POSITIONED in the plans of God . . . in destiny . . . in purpose . . . in history! (Fifth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Positioned for Purpose”.)
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Qualifying for Inclusion in Divine Intentions

Among the details of the Advent are the orchestrated movements of the heavenly bodies and the timely placement of illustrious people. Mary was none of the above; and much like Mary, the great majority of us come from somewhat obscure backgrounds with reputations and merits that require Divine intervention if we are to be included in the well-designed purposes of Jehovah. It would seem, however, that most people qualify for inclusion in the Divine intentions of history simply because all the glory must go to God and not the participants. “For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;” (1Co.25:26).

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