Melissa and the Grace Worship Team had been asked to start the worship in the Awaken the Dawn prayer and worship project in Texas. Anticipation had been building in me for three weeks that this assignment would be part of a God intersection in history at our state capitol in Austin. I was confident there would be a sound released that pierced through opposition and spiritual darkness and interference. I had seen a sound piercing through the heavens to open a portal, an access for God’s desire “as it is in heaven” into the earth, an opening for a God-flow into the politics of our state and nation. From the first sound, God’s presence and anointing was infusing the atmosphere around the governmental heart of our state. As we entered the iron gate we heard the sound, and friends coming down Congress Avenue by car heard the sound of Melissa’s voice declaring, “We set our hope on the One who is the EVERLASTING GOD.” I stood in awe that that particular proclamation echoed over the grounds of the state capitol of Texas in 2018.
When I reached the sidewalk in front of the capitol, I was aware that angelic forces were at work ushering in changes in circumstances and filling the capitol building with light that would penetrate its recesses and resources. A breeze literally swept across us signaling the winds of change were arriving that would leave no sabotaging evil untouched. I perceived the Spirit of God was interrupting the pace of men and their agendas whether those agendas were public or private. —Kathy Gabler (Fifth excerpt from “Ever Increasing”)
I can’t help but think that there has to be a greater degree of the will of God activated in this current generation than any previous just because the Kingdom is ever-increasing (Isa. 9:7). An increase in the intensity and extremes of evil do not change that truth, in fact they testify to darkness getting more obvious because of the Light. When we consider the hugeness of matters such as the Kingdom coming and God’s will being done in the earth and the ever unstoppable, increasing government of God, we may be tempted to step back and think that all sounds out of reach for little ole me. Yet, if a tiny glimpse of what God wants to do in the life of a cashier in Walmart or a piece of understanding concerning God’s will about the President of the United States brings me to a prayer of agreement, that moment is a touch-point between heaven and earth.
While we cannot fathom how many voices have come before God praying, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as in heaven,” neither can we doubt the faithfulness of our Father to answer that prayer. The continual incoming and continually increasing government of God is a force in the earth that cannot be measured or predicted or controlled by the plans of men. Men cannot pre-guess the effects and changes the government of God brings to any day or decade, and neither can mankind dismiss or ignore Kingdom effects. There are definite patterns of evil in the earth that are recorded in history, and this often causes people to believe that history repeating itself is an unchangeable absolute, but that is not the case. That thinking can lead to hopelessness and hinder our participation in bringing change if we allow it, but the truth is that cycles and patterns are not all-powerful or unbeatable dictators of the future. (Kathy Gabler – First excerpt from “Ever Increasing”)