Daily Devotions

Posts tagged “darkness

Darkness has an Expiration Date

CloudSunBreakThruMelissa — Darkness has an expiration date and its number has been called. The Hosts of Heaven are currently attending to that matter. “For the one who sows to his flesh [his sinful capacity, his worldliness, his disgraceful impulses] will reap from the flesh ruin and destruction.” (Gal.6:8) There it is in rather simple language. This corrupt spirit has been defying, challenging and ridiculing the original intent of God and its time is up. God’s intent is the only thing that carries life and blessing. Anything outside of that is an enemy of God and will surely self destruct …with some help from Angel Armies. 


Jesus Exposes Darkness

Kathy — I believe it is essential that we know and teach the word and thereby expose and destroy the works of darkness. Nothing was ever created in hell. All hell can do is misuse God’s stuff. So, I pray we realize there is no need to forfeit God’s stuff just because it has been perverted or misused by lovers of LightDarkTunneldarkness. Even if warfare does not end quickly in this present darkness, the ground taken in each battle is an investment for future wars and wins. 1Jn.3:8, Amplified — “The one who practices sin [separating himself from God, and offending Him by acts of disobedience, indifference, or rebellion] is of the devil [and takes his inner character and moral values from him, not God]; for the devil has sinned and violated God’s law from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.”
(Kathy will be speaking about “The Kingdom and The Awakening” at Kingdom Congress 2021. Kingdom Congress…. For What is to Come. The full schedule of KC2021 and all other pertinent information may be seen at martygabler.com/kc2021/)


Allies and Lessons

Kathy — Works of darkness ultimately end in death. God makes the truth even more vivid pointing out to Pharaoh that He could have wiped out the nation rather than just plague it with blood, frogs, gnats, flies, death of livestock and boils. Yet Pharaoh stubbornly held his economic ace, intent upon keeping Israel as slaves. After the hail, Pharaoh was so strung out on his greed that he would not even listen to rational counsel from his own ranks. His own servants asked him if he understood that the plagues had destroyed Egypt and that he needed to get Moses out of the country! After the locusts, the Lord gave them a taste of the deep darkness they were allied with. Pharaoh tried at this point to negotiate saying they could leave but not take their livestock. His greed still blinded him to his hopeless situation. When Moses would not negotiate, Pharaoh banished him and threatened to kill him if he ever came before him again. Moses said, “You have spoken truly; I will never see your face again.” The lesson was over for both nations.  The firstborn, the pride, the joy, the hope, the future of Egypt died. Discerning works or workers of darkness may not always be as obvious as in the showdown between Moses and the Egyptian magicians. It will not always be their acts and abilities that expose workers of darkness, but being confronted with truth and light will always reveal their motive and their source of power. The showdown between Moses and the magicians exposed everything.


Shadow and Light

As the people of God assemble today may they be encouraged that He Who is the Truth is bringing the light of truth to bear upon the false, the lies, the attempts at misdirection in both sight and sound in what is reported and purported as facts in national news. May the people of God know that He is nudging workers of darkness out of their shadows and truth will be coming forth in coming months that will cause works of unrighteousness to point back at their perpetrators so that justice may be served and those who have been recipients of injustice may be avenged. Job 34:2-23, Msg — ““He has his eyes on every man and woman. He doesn’t miss a trick. There is no night dark enough, no shadow deep enough, to hide those who do evil. God doesn’t need to gather any more evidence; their sin is an open-and-shut case.”


Keeping Darkness in Check

There are mountains for the people of God to rule in. There are seven mountains or mind-molders of culture: 1) religion 2) family 3) education 4) government 5) media MountainsSeven.jpg6) arts 7) finance. Every believer is to have some degree of influence at some level in one (or more) of those mountains. According to the mandate of God upon his people as far back as the Book of Genesis, we are to rule in those mountains. (Gen.1:26) There are “giants” in those valleys between the 7 mountains. They oppose the advancement of the Kingdom of God. As long as there is a Kingdom of Light and a kingdom of darkness, there will be opposition. The kingdom of darkness must be confronted and contradicted in each of its expressions. Jesus called us “light” (Mt.5:14). The Holy Spirit-energized church is the only entity on this earth to keep darkness in check.


Embracing the Light

There are two kingdoms that are recognized in Holy Scripture, the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness (Col.1:12-13; Acts 26:18). “I pray that you will be ManInSunlightgrateful to God for letting you have part in what He has promised His people in the kingdom of light. 13  God rescued us from the dark power of Satan and brought us into the kingdom of his dear Son,”  (Col.1:12-13, CEV)  As long as there is a kingdom of darkness, the Kingdom of Light will never form a treaty nor will the two kingdoms ever even sit down for a parlay; there will never be a cease-fire nor an armistice; total hostilities will never cease because they will each be opposed to the other and must, by nature, contradict one another. The very nature and purpose of each of the kingdoms sets them, perpetually, at odds with the other. It is not possible to exist in a “no-man’s-land” between the two — neither is there any neutral ground. There is either the embracing/participation of Light and the works of the Light or the embracing/participation of darkness and the works of darkness (Rom.13:12; Eph.5:11). (Excerpt one from “Don’t Fear the Snakes” by Marty G.)


Goliath was Born to Fall

I asked to understand why the power of the air could get to and maintain such a fierceness  of warfare in a particular region I had been praying over.  I heard the words, “10 layers” and then I realized  this power had been steadily gaining and reigning for decades, and the powers that be, those residing rulers of darkness in this region, have tenure.  The air has been repeatedly conditioned as men’s choices, acts and decisions have remained “under the influence.”  However, Goliath, no matter how big he grew was born to fall, and no matter how many opponents he fought on the way, the confrontation with David was his appointed demise.  God’s “due time” appointments involve the intersection of time, place, circumstances and specific people.  It is obviously due time for God’s order to prevail in the atmosphere of that region.  That explains why the warfare has peaked to a crisis turning point.  Decades of decisions and their results over that region are being set up like dominoes, poised for knocking down.  (Kathy Gabler)


The Secret in John 8

So many people have been talking about how dark the world is getting. Many are very worried and some don’t hesitate to express their deep fears. One Christian I was told about recently can’t sleep and it is affecting their health. BUT I think I found a SECRET in John 8!!  ”Jesus said to the people, “I am the Light of the world. So if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path.” (Jn.8:12, LB)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Corporately Paralyzing Darkness

PeopleClimbingMountainAs the people of God assemble today, may they take authority in the regions and nations where the Lord has planted them and may they declare His righteous purposes.
“”On the Lord’s Day we ascend with the saints throughout the earth to the heavenly Mount Zion and gather around the throne of our great King to celebrate His Kingdom and to pray Kingdom prayers to paralyze the principalities and powers of the kingdom of darkness and bind them off of the government houses of the cities and nations of the earth.”—Ern Baxter


 


Light Shining in Darkness

Lightintodarkness2
May the people of God be light shining in darkness. May He send them to those who are stumbling around in the darkness without answers so that they may believe and know The Answer. ”And the light shineth in darkness…” (Jn.1:5, KJV) v.6- “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. v.7- “The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.”

(This is the eleventh excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Regardless the Moon“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Listen to Worship_Soaking Music
Melissa Gabler and the Grace Worship Band
*Sound is best enjoyed with ear buds or headphones.*
CLICK HERE:  WORSHIP/SOAKING MUSIC


The Brighter Light

PathLightWalk
Fear of the perceived possibilities of dark calamity and destruction of society and cherished comfort zones pervades pulpits, parishioners and personal lives. BUT, wait, I think I found a SECRET in John 8! ”Jesus said to the people, ‘I am the Light of the world. So if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path.’”  (Jn.8:12, LB) The greater the darkness, the brighter the light. You cannot turn on darkness and get light to flee but you can turn on light and watch darkness flee.

(This is the third excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Regardless the Moon“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Marty audio excerpt: “God’s Will Has Never Changed”
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-02T21_56_59-08_00

 


Contradict Works of Darkness

BLK n WHT
May the people of God receive light from the Word of God so that they might be enabled to confront and contradict the works of darkness that defeat them, their family and those that God sets in their path.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness
has not defeated it.” (Jn.1:5, ERV)


Watch LiveStream of Grace International Church
Starts at 10a.m. on Sundays
www.graceic.org


Darkness Dispersed

LightRaysBlue
I have heard it said that it doesn’t matter how strong or deep
the darkness is, one ray of light is enough to disperse it.

“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the
God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going
public with this, as public as a city on a hill.” (Matt.5:14, Msg)



Intense Exertion

pushing_exertionIn spite of the angle of descent of morals and values, in spite of what the world money market looks like, in spite of what the state of the union looks like, we stand on the brink of a destiny that our forefathers never imagined. But it will require our moving from waiters and observers to acting. It will require shifting, transition and intense exertion; the “violent” action of Matt.11:12 which means “intense exertion.”  It is not violent in the sense of doing persons harm but in the sense of putting forth effort in opposition to things that oppose purpose. We must oppose darkness like opposing a rattlesnake trying to crawl up in our bed.

…………………….
(This is an excerpt from the message Marty preached at Kingdom Conference last year. He will be speaking Wednesday night March 5. Info: https://martygabler.com/ctk-conference )

Below is a short audio file of  MARTY  GABLER  speaking on “The Voice Of God In Action.”
He will be speaking this year at Kingdom Conference * March 5-7, 2014 *
Grace International * Willis, TX * Just north of Houston on I-45 * 936-856-2455

To hear MARTY — CLICK ON THIS LINK:
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-26T13_27_21-08_00

Melissa Gabler (Marty’s daughter) will be leading worship. Excerpts from Kingdom Conference-CLICK HERE: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-03-01T07_07_28-08_00
* Sound is best enjoyed with earbuds or headphones. 


Destiny To Confront


Destiny To Confront

Jesus came to this earth to confront and contradict darkness. Upon occasion after occasion, He undid what darkness had done. He did not do that on a couple of auspicious occasions that happened to be remembered, but He did it on a regular basis. Jesus was the embodiment of the authority and power of God to do something about darkness. (Lk 1:79; Jn 8:12; 12:46) Jesus confronted darkness and contradicted it. They brought blind people to Him, He confronted blindness and contradicted it with sight. They brought lame people to Him and instead of going and calling the pastor to go visit them, he confronted lameness and contradicted it with strength and mobility. He confronted demon possession and contradicted it with liberty of the Spirit. The purpose of our Lord, the demonstration of our Lord and our destiny cannot be separated. It is the destiny of the Church to be the embodiment of the authority and power of God so we might confront and contradict darkness in this present generation.
seecministries.org