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God is Aware

busy sidewalkHas the thought ever crossed your mind that you were born for specific moments, specific acts or specific relationships?  What if you were born to touch politics or history or a local business?  Daily life has a way of making everything seem changeless and random, but God is aware and purposeful in the details of our days. —Kathy Gabler

Kingdom of Darkness and Kingdom of Light

One giant step in the direction of saving the “house” (Matt.7-built on rock) is to LightAndDark.jpgrecognize that there is a vast difference between the kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of Light, and the impossibility of bridging that disparity through any form of compromise or tolerance. The citizens of the Kingdom of Light must maintain purity and fealty to the King of Kings and His standards, values and covenant.  (Excerpt four from “Don’t Fear the Snakes” by Marty G.)

Give Back Your Dreams

May the Lord give you back your dreams–those dreams that were in your heart DreamBoatLakeNight.jpgbefore disappointing experiences, hurts, delay of time, and weariness jaded your expectancies. May the Lord bring back to you, in full bloom, the dreams of innocent, hopeful childhood–the hopes that He longed to facilitate when you were born. May we return our hearts to His longings and purposes that do not disappoint but that take us beyond our limited expectations by His grace and giftings.  (Marty will be speaking and ministering at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2019, September 13-15, 2019.

House on the Rock

Repentance will not, in a wholesale flash, sweep a land in a few hours time. That repentance must begin in individuals and families. A few righteous legislators and RockHouse.jpgjustices will not, by themselves, produce a reformation. There must be a value base embraced by many in the land that will be the ripe field for the seeds of repentance and, hence, reformation. There have been a number across the grid of Christianity who have espoused an opinion that just getting “the right people” into the “right positions” would somehow open a grand dam of reformation that would flood the land. Right people in right places is a key factor but not the full recipe. When a nation has multiple churchmen and multiple churches making news headlines on a regular basis because of values that were traded for a ready-to-eat bowl of soup (Esau, Gen.25:29-34) in a moment of carnal passion or a moment of greed, a message has been sent to that nation (and to regional spiritual entities) that the values and basis of reformation (Holy Scripture) are held as less than supreme. What house has ever stood that divided itself from its foundation? We must fashion ourselves after the wise man of Matt.7:24-27 who built his house upon a rock so that the opposition of rains, floods and winds could not destroy it.  (Excerpt three from “Don’t Fear the Snakes” by Marty G.)

The “Ice” of Doubt

There are those who have had doubt concerning the same issue over a long period IceBreakingUp.jpgof time. That doubt has become solidified through time and what seems to be irrefutable evidence. But the Lord is breaking up that solid doubt. Just as water becomes solidified, turning to ice, over time in cold weather–even so, the Lord is breaking up that doubt. Listen for the pressure on the “ice” of your doubt. It is beginning to crack and break up so that hope can surface fresh and new!   “He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy,And will break in pieces the oppressor.” (Ps.72:4, NKJV)

The Two-Edged Sword

A two-edged sword was so desirable in ancient battle because it cut coming and Roman Swordgoing and it cut right and left. The Word cuts like a two-edged sword to divide between the dominance of the soul and the spirit of a person. That continual drive of soulishness that feeds on carnal tendencies is brought into check by the power of the Word. At the time the Word precisely cuts and divides, we have an opportunity to respond to the Word and comply with it. Our responding and complying pushes down the dominating soul and allows our spirit to rise and grow with the Word. As the Word increases in our lives, sin’s ability to dominate decreases for sin shall not have dominion over you. (Rom 6:14)

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