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Must Speak and Act

Storms have been diverted, effects of storms have been shut down and flood water has been held back by the hand of God. Not long ago, one of this nation’s enemies was testing a bomb underground and it accidentally blew up destroying the facility along with many of the enemy. Missiles aimed for strategic areas of Israel have been diverted to explode harmlessly in the desert. An illusive attacker of many women in London was finally caught by a Christian policeman after a church in the area prayed and declared his capture would be by a Christian. All of these things happened when prayer groups agreed and decreed. We can pray and declare that murderers, hijackers and rapists will take themselves out with their own weapons. We have power over the enemy but we must speak and act. (Marty will be speaking at Kingdom Congress March 6, 2019.)


Faults and Confession

“Confess faults to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.  The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous one avails much.”  (Jam. 5:16, Msg)  According to this scripture, if we have friends we can open up to and admit our faults and pray for one another, we are positioned for healing.  When our faults or defects or failures or errors are acknowledged, the way to pray becomes obvious.  However, if our faults are not admitted, perhaps because we can’t confess what we don’t even realize, they can block this path to healing.  Emotional issues or selfishness or destructive paradigms or misbeliefs often stay under our own radar and keep confession from being the starting place for healing.  So, if it is obvious that a friend is being unknowingly sabotaged by issues in their own heart-thinking, we can then act on Gal 6:1 (Msg), “Brethren, if any person is overtaken in misconduct or sin of any sort, you who are responsive to and controlled by the Spirit should set him right and restore and reinstate him, without any sense of superiority and with all gentleness, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day’s out.”  However, if timing is not right and even that would do more harm than good, we can still invest in a relationship by praying as Holy Spirit directs.  (The second excerpt from Kathy’s article “Investing in Relationships” published in SEEC Magazine.)

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Catching Ourselves Before We Speak


May we catch ourselves before we let out a stream of negative verbiage
that is in agreement with things that appear as though they are destructive
or potentially destructive. And may we speak over those matters the intent
and will of our God that we have learned from the rich basics of scripture
and the character of God Almighty.

“For you were made rich in every way in him, in all your speech
and in every kind of knowledge—“ (1Cor.1:5, NET)


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Moving Mountains


Moving Mountains (by Kathy Gabler)

I saw the words scroll across the television screen: “SPEAK TO THE MOUNTAIN.”  I thought of all the times I had spoken to circumstances and problems to be removed or resolved but saw no change.  Suddenly the Holy Spirit interrupted my musings and instructed me to speak to the MOUNTAIN “within,” not “without.”  In that moment the emphasis switched from the trouble and pressure around me to the troubled soul within me.  Ps 143:12  “And in your mercy and loving-kindness, cut off my enemies and destroy all those who afflict my inner self, for I am Your servant.” (Amp)  The primary mountain is the stress or anxiety or fear or anger or frustration or guilt or confusion that mounts up in us in reaction to circumstances.  Those negative and destructive forces mount to such heights that they block out the light of truth and smother hope.  They darken our emotions and obstruct God who is our Light, Truth and Hope, by raising a barrier between me and Him.  So the “inner” MOUNTAIN is the first and critical challenge.      (This is the first short article in a series. More to come…)   seecministries.org