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What is in the Atmosphere

(From Kathy’s message at KC2018) — What is in the atmosphere can influence our minds. Words are in the atmosphere. The prince of the power of the air has not forgotten that words have power. The Word instructs us not to be lulled into numbness by what is in the atmosphere. Rom.12:2 not only says “Don’t be conformed”, it also says, “Be transformed”.


A Healthy Soul

(LARRY BURDEN is speaking this morning at KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018) — I cannot tell you how important it is that we examine the fruit of our lives and be courageous enough to face our areas of bitterness by repenting and releasing forgiveness. This action makes all the difference between a healthy soul, or a lifetime of bitterness, cynicism, jealousy, hatred, and ultimate destruction. We have the opportunity to change our future by addressing these issues in our own lives today.  Jesus did it for me. He will do it for all of us! (KC2018 info: martygabler.com/kc2018/)

Transformed by God’s Government

(SIMON PURVIS speaking Mar.8 at 10:30am) — It is no longer just about us receiving Jesus, getting our sins forgiven and going to heaven.  That is not even the full gospel.  The gospel message is the rule of God coming into planet earth because Jesus Christ has come to set up His throne in our hearts and to rule our lives.  He is not just ruling our conscious self but also the deep down desires of our heart (subconscious) so that He can fulfill every desire He has ever put in us.   I have heard it said that man is three quarters subconscious and one quarter conscious.   From what we have seen in Christianity, we subdue one quarter but have three quarters in rebellion.  We cannot spend our lives trying to make decisions to be holy.  God never intended the conscious to determine our holiness.  The Word of Faith message of being positive in your thinking, positive in your confession and not having ill words or negative thinking has many elements of truth, but it still does not address subduing the subconscious.  Not knowing what is working on the inside of the subconscious is why people of God can be strong Christians and then end up in adultery or running after money.  The three quarters, the subconscious, must bow to His government to be transformed.   — SIMON PURVIS is speaking at KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018.   ALL KC2018 INFORMATION CLICK HERE


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New Mindsets for New Era

Consider the nation of Israel when they were murmuring about the food situation in the wilderness in Exodus Chapter 16. That whole scenario was an opportunity for every person involved to stop, look and listen to what was transpiring and conclude that these were not just a series of events that were simply to be written down in a history book somewhere. When they woke up that first morning of the manna event they discovered something so extraordinary that they didn’t know what to call it. So, they ended up calling it “what is it?” (v.15). They, however, did not adjust to the new era and did not change their thinking and old habits. They continued trying to operate by old mindsets, did not heed the instructions of Moses and ended up with a smelly, undesirable mess (v.20). A new era cannot be new and cannot be the vehicle carrying us to new results if we intend operating in the mindsets of the old era. The never-before-experienced extraordinary of the new season turned to waste and to something that was untenable because the Israelites refused to operate by the tenets of the new (v.19). A new threshold serves little or no purpose if we have no intention of operating in the new with the respective new mindset. New eras are themselves announcements of new norms.
(Fifth excerpt from Marty’s article “Embracing a New Era”;  Marty will be ministering prophetically at KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018 Mar.7-9. Info: Grace International Church 936-856-2455)
Great Worship and Teaching at Kingdom Congress 2018.


Strengthening Hands That Hang Down

As the people of God assemble today, may they notice the hands that are hanging down and the knees that are trembling. May they give an encouraging word, an encouraging touch and at least a bit of understanding.  “Give strength to hands that are tired and to knees that tremble with weakness.  4  Tell everyone who is discouraged, “Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue, coming to punish your enemies.” (Isa.35:3-4, GNT)


Piecemeal or Bulk

His Kingdom has already been in effect, now is in effect and will be in effect always.  That contradicts that silent someday that would keep the Kingdom of God out of reach during our lifetime, or keep “righteousness and peace and joy” in His presence only a future, someday realization (Rom 14:17).  How messed up is it to think that righteousness, peace and joy are unreachable until you die?  That thinking would make “Thy Kingdom come” a death request.  Could we get any more perversely opposite to the heart of God than that?  Could we deny His New Covenant provision any louder than that?  If we think that His Kingdom (meaning His rule and His order) cannot come into earth now when we pray, is it any wonder that manifestations of His power show up piecemeal rather than bulk, or sporadically rather than continually?  Poor God.  When His stewards on earth think like that, they only accidentally stumble into agreement that opens the earth to God’s will in the now.