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Expectancy for the Future

LookingForwardAs the people of God assemble today, may they build one another up in hope as they look to the future with expectancy for the purposes of God Almighty to be fulfilled in their lives and in their church family. ”So then, let us pursue [with enthusiasm] the things which make for peace and the building up of one another [things which lead to spiritual growth].” (Rom.14:19, Amp)


Equipping to See Clearly

Kathy Gabler — Equipping for understanding and clarity was the theme for the Annual September Dreams, Visions and Prophecy conference.  The following is a summary of some of the notes from that meeting——
GetGlassesFitted.jpgI’m sure we have all wondered at times why everybody does not dream literal, plain dreams with clear communication and no search and discovery needed.  Joseph in the New Testament saw the angel in a dream and understood clearly that the instructions were to flee to Egypt with Baby Jesus and Mary.  Those were literal instructions that they could act on and they did.   However, if we consider other scriptural examples of how God communicated, He often communicated with the prophets of the Old Testament in symbolic language.  The dry bones in Ezekiel and the feet of iron and clay on the statue in Daniel were symbolic.  Even Jesus often spoke in parables instead of literal details, and you know He was communicating with the crowds that kept gathering.  Yet sometimes even the disciples had to ask Him for clarity later.  So, I suspect that having to pursue understanding is part of God’s plan and purpose, probably for reasons like, 1) seeking God for wisdom builds relationship with the Lord, and 2) pursuing understanding is how we develop an ear to hear, and 3) every time we pursue God’s wisdom and clarity, we always discover more than we went looking for.


Kathy will be speaking at Kingdom Congress 2020 which is Mar.4-6.
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Seeing Clearly in 2020

Seeing clearly with our natural eyes is called 20/20 vision.  I believe as we head into the new year, 2020, that we are in a God-planned time in history to see more clearly GlassesHands.jpgthan ever before.  I declare that understanding and clarity are coming to both physical eyes and the eyes of our soul and spirit.  I truly expect keener vision and perceptivity in the months ahead that will equip us for successful and effectual days of walking out the purposes of God in our lives.  —Kathy Gabler
(More excerpts from Kathy’s article “Seeing Clearly in 2020” will be posted in coming days. The complete article is in Volume 23 Issue 6 of SEEC Magazine.)


Look With Expectancy

People looking expectantly.jpgAs the people of God assemble today may they join hands and hearts and look toward the remainder of the year with expectancy for the purposes of the Lord in each other and the victorious intervention of the Lord in their behalf.  “Paul, Silvanus (Silas), and Timothy, to the assembly (church) of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah): Grace (spiritual blessing and divine favor) to you and [heart] peace.” (1Thess.1:1, Amp)


Grow Beyond Bounds

May the Lord make the remainder of the year, the people, circumstances and time TallTreeof it, a fertile ground for your purpose and destiny to grow in.  *   May you grow beyond all the bounds of what you have been told you would never be and never accomplish.  *  May you outgrow the small view and reputation that family, acquaintances, church and culture have believed they had every right to keep you in. “God sent me to announce the year of his grace—a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies—and to comfort all who mourn,  To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes,  Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit.  RENAME THEM ‘OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS‘ PLANTED BY GOD TO DISPLAY HIS GLORY.” (Isa.61:2-3, Msg)


Built to Anticipate

Each of us already has a pretty full plate of anticipation about the coming year. We Excited Child.pngare built to anticipate. If we are honest, I believe we will admit that we are continually anticipating what is ahead whether we are anticipating good or bad, productive or nonproductive, desired or undesirable. Right in the middle of it all it would be quite helpful to us if we considered that it is quite difficult to anticipate the provision or intervention of God if we are not looking to God and His Word. Ps.145:15 (NKJV) “The eyes of all look expectantly to You…”  (NET)  “Everything looks to you in ANTICIPATION…” (Excerpt from Marty’s message at DVP2019)


Encouraged to Press Forward

As the people of God assemble today may they be encouraged by the examples of StartRacefaith they have in the Word of God of those who hoped in the promises of the Almighty and pressed forward in patient endurance looking unto the Author and Finisher of our faith. “Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us! So we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won’t let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us.” (Heb.12:1, CEV)