WE WILL BE MORE AWARE THIS YEAR. Kid’s Version: We will believe God’s truth over everything else. The Lord will enable His people to be aware because there will be people attempting to dupe them, con them, use them. This coming year we will not just slough off “feelings” or a “sense of uneasiness”. We won’t do some religiously or politically correct thing and chide ourselves for “judging”. But we will weigh and measure people and circumstances against the unfailing truth of the Bible. 1Cor. 2:15–But the spiritual man tries all things [he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things], Prov.2:7-8, NLT –7 He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity 8 He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. (From 2019 Declarations-Read them: martygabler.com/2019-declarations)
Discernment can come as a gift of God in a sudden knowing or awareness, or we can ask for wisdom that will help us learn to discern. We can learn to be aware of the presence of gathering forces lurking to take advantage of conditions, circumstances and activities. It is wise not to ignore the nuances, the fleeting thoughts and sounds and awarenesses, the dream or vision glimpses, the echoes of conversation that keep coming to mind, etc. Connect the dots until you have a picture of what is going on. When something touches our awareness, even if it has been allowed for generations and its tenure has made it a norm, we are alive to confront it. When air holds God-stuff, then, “Amen.” If it is not, then, “Shut up.” Or simply say, “No,” when you begin to realize something is trying to affect the atmosphere around you negatively. Otherwise, whispers can stay in the atmosphere and linger until the enemy can use them to his advantage for influence.
(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Clear The Air” which was published in Volume 18 Issue 4 of their ministry magazine SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)