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Interjecting the Positive

The lady was in the hospital for the third time in the last two weeks. Doctors were having a tough time getting her systems to stabilize. She listed her diagnosis on Facebook. Someone negatively wrote, “I have heard of that and it is not good, but I am praying and hope it doesn’t get worse.”  May the people of God develop the habit of interjecting a positive outlook when we discover ourselves in the midst of mindless and hopeless drivel.   (Rom.4:18a, Msg) “When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said He would do. ”  We are praying you discover daily that you are full of the Word of God and speaking it positively in every situation.



Deflecting Missiles

We can deflect missiles the enemy sends against us. We can speak in such a way and act in such a way that those things “change direction”.  DEFLECT: “to change direction by interposing something”. We can interpose the Word of God, the will of God, praises, declarations, while thinking on the true things of Phil.4:8—noble, just, pure, lovely, good report, virtue. (Excerpt two from Marty’s article “Deflecting Attacks and Seeing the Intervener”.


What Can Defeat

This is the day the Lord has made so…    I will rejoice and be glad for neither sin nor satan can defeat me because they were defeated at the Cross. Only ignorance of who I am in Christ can defeat me but I overcome that through the indwelling Christ.
16 May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].
17 May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,
18 That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];
19 [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! Eph 3:16-19 (Amp)


Organs and Limbs Renewed

May your blood-sugar come to proper levels and may all your organs and limbs receive the properly oxygenated blood they need for long and strong life.  “My power will be fresh every day, and the bow in my hand will remain new.” (Job 29:20, GW)


Thoughts Up Another Level

As the people of God assemble today, may they be confident in the faith and declarations they make over one another, their church and their communities. May their faith be built up to get into agreement with the heart and purposes of Almighty God so that their thoughts and imagination move up to whole new levels of possibility.  (Isa.55:9) “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”


Getting Into Agreement With the Word

God’s Word in Heb 4:12 is not “penetrating to the dividing line of the soul and the spirit, and of joints and marrow, exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart” so that we can feel condemnation, but so we can get into agreement with the Word of His power. Getting into agreement with the Word is our living in such a way that the principles and values of the Word are evident in our lives. It will result in our living like we have a Lord and Savior.

Beyond Thus-Far Experiences

We are called to a lifestyle of confidence that God is in any given moment and His will and Government will prevail in that moment. The clear and present truth is that participation is going to go beyond our “THUS-FAR” experiences, both personal and public.   Our awareness is being heightened and groomed concerning anticipation because we are moving into a time of more frequent and more intense, Sovereignly-Scheduled-Intersections, already written, slotted, staged and set for the coming decade.  (Tenth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s SEEC Magazine article “Sons Must Get It”.)