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What Does Civil War Look Like?

Kathy—Some people fear that civil war might come to our nation again but civil war is not coming, it’s already here.  It just doesn’t look like the Civil War we had in 1861.  Civil war is defined as “ordinary citizens or ordinary communities opposing and fighting one another”, and so goes the daily news.  It is not a matter of the North against the South or blue against gray this time.  Hired KG_Looking upbullies have been sent into ordinary communities to start wars.  Pockets of ordinary citizens throughout the nation are caught up in multiple, noble sounding conflicts over rights or race or gender or politics or philosophies or law and order.  However, no matter how varied the issues, the intent of warmongering remains simply to divide in order to conquer.  That battle principle is in Mark 3:24-25  “And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house is not able to stand.” (LITV)  v.24-25, CEVA nation whose people fight each other won’t last very long.  And a family that fights won’t last long either.” Therefore, we must be discerning and stay aware that there is more to civil war than the chaos and violence and injustice and stupidity that are all too obvious.  The civil war we are in is first and foremost a spiritual war.  If we look below the surface commotion, we will find a spirit of division actively instigating and fueling each battle.  

Keeping Our Grip

As the people of God assemble today may they deeply experience the knowledge that Yahweh has a plan and that He may be fully trusted to keep His people on track with His intent regardless of the circumstances and fear-inducing turmoil so readily available on the web and on TV. May they determine and encourage one another that they won’t stop doing anything Jehovah has ordained them to do with any less faith, dedication, enthusiasm or determination than they committed themselves to in the past. Heb 3:14,Msg—“If we can only keep our grip on the sure thing we started out with, we’re in this with Christ for the long haul.”

Conflict and Defeat

On the subject of conflict, it is the Kingdom of God which attacks the kingdom of satan. Whenever Jesus speaks of the conflict with satan and his demons, it is always in terms of their defeat. In Matt. 12:29 the strong man who is guarding his house is overcome by Someone who is stronger.
(Marty will be leading, speaking, prophesying at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2021. There is no charge to attend. DVP2021 will be held September 10-12 at Grace Church Willis,TX. All information for DVP2021 may be found at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2021.

Outliving a Siege

The last sentence in Joel 2:25 says,  My great army which I sent among you…”.   That tells us that God sent the army of locusts, the swarm of circumstance.   Did He siege_Jerusalemsend them to ultimately rob, kill and destroy His people?  No.  Interestingly, through those times that it feels like we are helpless and chaos is king, our Redeemer is watching and working behind the scenes and at every intersection.   Even during a siege there is a redemptive factor at work and, whether we realize it or not, the conflict is working something out of us and into us.  Overcoming a locust season is an opportunity for sons to build muscle and maturity.  Coming out with both is a redeeming result of difficulty.   Outliving a siege positions us for redemption of our purpose.  Matured and muscled, we are then equipped to embrace every opportunity restored, every resource restored, every potential restored, every strength restored, every harvest restored, every energy restored and the years lost in the difficult, building process. —Kathy Gabler  

Jahweh is Faithful

Jahweh is no less faithful in this moment of history than He was in 2Co 4:9: “we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side.” We live in this time in history because God ordained it so and He also ordained the days to come for His Name’s sake (Ps23:3;106:8;1Jn2:12;3Jn:1:7) even if there is opposition, we must come to understand and gain knowledge to overcome (1Chr 12:32). Resistance takes different forms at different stages of history and is dealt with at various intensity levels at various times but we still win battle after battle and conflict after conflict.