(Kathy Gabler)—For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, (2 Cor 10:3-4NKJ)
I pray we become a people of God, skillful in the use of un-carnal weapons. I believe the first step to that goal is learning to recognize the difference between carnal (governed by mere human nature only) and un-carnal weapons. If we simply “do what comes naturally,” we are choosing carnal weapons. So, we must learn to do what comes super-naturally. Emotional reactions that flare up in us are sometimes explosive and therefore seem powerful. After all, we all know what it is like to fear someone’s upset or wrath. However, emotional outbursts, like a persuasive tongue or logic or rationalization are common weapons of the natural man; therefore they are still carnal weapons and do not compare with un-carnal weapons like Godly authority and wisdom or Divine revelation and intervention.
(Kathy Gabler) I was talking to Melissa about the revelation I had gotten about the “power of the air.” Before I could tell her about it, she said, “Mom, there is something in the air. I have been pacing restlessly for the last three days because of what I am sensing.” I then told her about the insight on Eph. 2:2. That confirmed the warfare status. She responded, “We can’t be intimidated by principalities. The problem is we feel we have to go after the whole thing, but we don’t.” All we have to do is just pierce the piece God points out. She said it is like a Jenga game. Just pull the precise piece that is your part of the tumbling of a principality. I came away equipped with a solid battle strategy: don’t be overwhelmed by the size or tenure of the enemy, just pull the piece God points out . . . or just thump the highlighted domino.
Even as God promised Jeremiah that He would reverse the disastrous effect upon Jerusalem, He will reverse the disastrous events befalling our nation and our families. “Call upon Me and I will” (Jer.33:3) is proof positive that our prayers can affect and turn around a city, a nation, a church and a family and descendants. We must move away from other influences in order to call upon God in heaven for His Kingdom to come into earth (Matt.6:10).
(Melissa Gabler) — It’s happening folks! The intensity you feel right now is an evil agenda being de-throned. God has not, and will not take His hand off of this nation! We are a blessed people, and we GET to be a part of His Kingdom invasion. Come. On. Now. “The zeal of the Lord of hosts“ is accomplishing a miraculous transformation in the United States of America. Does it look like what most of us thought a miraculous transformation would? Probably not. Does it matter what we thought it should look like? Absolutely not.
IF…. THEN…. in the Bible is significant. 2Ch 7:14 IF My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. (Amp) A primary thing must take place so that a secondary thing can. God is saying, “Seek Me, call unto Me so I can show you things to do and empower you to do what you have never done.” But, if we continue to seek man and call unto man, man will show us things that are within his grasp and understanding. Man will offer you things out of the trove of his poverty of human experience. The answers we need in our lives and in this present world situation far exceed the ability of human reason, religion, politicians and special interest groups. The reason we have not experienced some of the great promises and provisions of God is not because we have never heard of them, rather it is because they have been displaced by 1.) fear of things beyond our experience and 2.) unbelief and 3.) the influence of people and things that are not righteous. Shuffling people in and out of political office and just throwing more money at issues is settling for, at the very least, miserable facsimiles of the righteous solutions available from the throne of God. Those throne solutions will be completely different from our tried-and-failed standbys.
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Beside Still Waters with Marty Gabler
“My Soul Thirsts for You”
Psalm 63:1, Amp – “O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for
You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.”
(Melissa Gabler) – It’s interesting how we’ve had a zombie craze over the last 8 years. Hmmm, the virus exposed itself! We are surrounded by the broken that are driven by a poisoned inoculation. Here’s the beauty, we have the antidote! So, “Do not participate in the worthless and unproductive deeds of darkness, but instead expose them [by exemplifying personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character]; for it is disgraceful even to mention the things that such people practice in secret. But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light [of God’s precepts], for it is light that makes everything visible. For this reason He says, ‘Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine [as dawn] upon you and give you light.’” (Ephesians 5:11-14 AMP)