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Awakening to be Effective

Melissa — We are in the midst of a seriously sobering season. We are in the thick of the increase of His perpetually increasing government (Isaiah 9:7). Awakening won’t be limited to the American church’s view of what it should look like to be most effective. Awakening is going to seep through the cracks in the foundation of the American church and reform it. Awakening brings reformation. We better be ready for awakening to bring some shock and awe too! It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, (Eph. 5:12-13 NLT) This awakening is going deep. It’s going to shed light on things that have been going on under our noses but we haven’t seen it because we have been asleep. It will be shocking, but that is why reformation comes with it. Reform will deal with evil.


Some Shock and Awe

Melissa—We better be ready for awakening to bring some shock and awe too! It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret.  But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, (Eph.5:12-13,NLT) This awakening is going deep.  It’s going to shed light on things that have been going on under our noses but we haven’t seen it because we have been asleep.  It will be shocking, but that is why reformation comes with it.  Reform will deal with evil.  


Awake?

Melissa—Many times I have heard that awakening is coming. Let me add that, more recently, I have been hearing words about not only awakening coming to the nations but to the church.  Well, that also sounded really good and I have been all for that too! Still, being transparent, I wasn’t quite getting it yet.  Sometimes it’s easy to point the finger at a church I think isn’t awake.  I just know the Holy Spirit is like, “Aww, bless her heart. She thinks she’s awake!” Then He graciously begins to shake me out of my slumber and I can only fall silent in amazement.  For this reason He says, “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine [as dawn] upon you and give you light.” (Ephesians 5:14 AMP) [Part 2 of “Waking Up”]


Awakening Seeping Through

Melissa — We are in the midst of a seriously sobering season. We are in the thick of the increase of His perpetually increasing government (Isaiah 9:7). Awakening sunrisewon’t be limited to the American church’s view of what it should look like to be most effective. Awakening is going to seep through the cracks in the foundation of the American church and reform it. Awakening brings reformation. We better be ready for awakening to bring some shock and awe too! It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, (Eph. 5:12-13 NLT) This awakening is going deep. It’s going to shed light on things that have been going on under our noses but we haven’t seen it because we have been asleep. It will be shocking, but that is why reformation comes with it. Reform will deal with evil. (Melissa is speaking at KC2020 Mar.5, 10:00am)


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Washed and Propelled Forward

As the people of God assemble today may they rejoice and declare the Word of God. WaterfallManToday, the Word of God Most High will go forth and will impact His people and they will be propelled forward in the purposes of God in their generation. ”Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. (Eph.5:25b-27, NASB)


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.)


Arise From the Dead

(Melissa Gabler) – It’s interesting how we’ve had a zombie craze over the last 8 years.  Hmmm, the virus exposed itself! We are surrounded by the broken that are driven by a poisoned inoculation.  Here’s the beauty, we have the antidote! So, “Do not participate in the worthless and unproductive deeds of darkness, but instead expose them [by exemplifying personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character]; for it is disgraceful even to mention the things that such people practice in secret. But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light [of God’s precepts], for it is light that makes everything visible. For this reason He says, ‘Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine [as dawn] upon you and give you light.’” (Ephesians 5:11-14 AMP)