Whatever God puts in motion, our part is obedience that completes His intent and gets the God-result in history. I watched my daughter Melissa get set up for such an obedience. Every state had received a call to have an intercessory group go to their capitol and begin a Tent America worship and prayer vigil on the same day. The focus was God’s will for both the state and the nation. The coordinator for Texas planned to start the project with worship. Worship, like Judah, was going first because worship absorbs our focus in who God is and who is God. Starting from that focus is essential if we are to get to God results. Worship is a priority in life’s warfare because it sets our footing for battle which is the truth of who He is and what He has designed and desired. To prevail over contradictions and dispel darkness, we must start from Light and Truth, “if God be . . . then who or what can be against?” Worship is a commitment to truth, starting the way we mean to go and declaring whose outcome we mean to agree with in earth as in heaven. —Kathy Gabler (Fourth excerpt from “Ever Increasing”)
Soul-conflicts cause ulcers rather than faith. An “ulcer of the soul” is inflammation like agitation, offense, irritation, anger, fear, etc. A wound of the soul is from our history or experience. Neither of those is the starting place for effectual prayer because “ulcers” and wounds can keep us from seeing from God’s perspective. A timely example is that it cripples our faith to pray for our nation if we think God will not interrupt hell’s assignments against our nation. Since 2017 is part of our watch, we can anticipate God’s intervention in our nation this year as we pray and neutralize contradictions that influence daily.
(This is the last excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Contradicting Contradictions“.)
If we just talk about what we sense or what is going on, that is like laying a ticking bomb in the laps of others instead of diffusing it! Anything that is contradictory to God’s will should be confronted with God’s Truth. The Truth is Jesus. The truth is His Word and character and purpose in earth as in heaven, and we can speak it and release it as a counterforce to contradictions, and it will make a difference. As believers and sons of God we cannot be more focused on conditions than the Truth. If we intend to pray in faith, we must think according to His Word and principles and character, instead of falling into upset over circumstances.
(This is the ninth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Contradicting Contradictions“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)
Our God of the impossible is not limited or defeated by facts and history. Our Redeemer can and will override history if we dare to trust Him and cooperate with Him. Whether it is in conversation or just a passing thought, God help us to realize in the moment when we are hearing contradictions to the will of our Father or perceiving evil threats or discerning assignments from hell so that those things are not left unconfronted!
(This is the eighth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Contradicting Contradictions“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)
Believers sometimes do not counterpunch error or deception or evil because they do not understand the creative force in their words. There is life and death in the power of the tongue (Prov.18:21) so we can speak a word and shatter darkness and kill its effect. Even when the facts are undeniable or blows are already struck and have already become a statistic, we can still speak life to turn the tide of consequences.
(This is the seventh excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Contradicting Contradictions“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)
With terrorists and political schemers swarming like killer bees, unrest and injustice can overwhelm the senses and make us doubt we can do anything about it. However, we can do something. We can participate with God and take time to stop the flow and counter anything that opposes the will and Word and character of God. Contradiction will either be allowed to influence and flow to its expected outcome or be countered and derailed. It is not just a “we can,” it is a “we must.”
(This is the third excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Contradicting Contradictions“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)
Marty and Kathy Gabler invite you to read
SEEC Magazine Volume 20 Issue 5.
This is our 20th year of publication.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
Contradicting Contradictions….….Kathy Gabler
In Tough Times-Remember.…….…Jim Hodges
Biblical Duty Toward Our Nation….Lloyd Phillips
Master Builders………………………Simon Purvis
The Importance of a
Resurrection Mindset…………..…Lynn Burling
A New Cycle for America……………Larry Burden
The U.S. Presidency-Now What? …Dr. Hope Taylor
What is Going On?………….…….…Marty Gabler
A spirit of division in men or minions will target race, gender, religion, authority, business, government, nations, institutions, families and anything else that can be divided. Though the target list is complex, the intent is simple: divide to cause a fall, divide to conquer. There are many obvious attempts and still more behind-the-scenes agendas working to carve up the heart and strength of our country in this election year. No matter what the motive, be it jealousy or hatred or greed or malice or treachery, the bottom line is that attempts to divide this “One nation, under God, indivisible,” is a contradiction to God’s plan and purpose in our nation.
(This is the first excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Contradicting Contradictions“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)