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Reach for What’s in Reach

We are being equipped so that the Kingdom of our God can advance in us and through us. It’s going to involve taking dominion and bringing God’s order into all the mountains of culture and into individual lives and into circumstances and into history.   Not every act of dominion is going to be as quick as stopping the wind and waves because changing the powers-that-be may take a while in some cases, but let’s do this.  Let’s be sons that reach for what’s in reach. Let’s be the sons that bring the order that creation is groaning for.  It starts with crying out, “Bid me Come, Lord.” (Kathy)


The End From the Beginning

“Remember the former things long past, for I am God, and there is no other; {I am} God, and there is no one like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure’; (Isa 46:9-10, NAS) Jehovah God speaks the end, or completion of a thing, while standing at the beginning. After speaking the end, Almighty God must begin looking for some folks who will stay the course so that that particular end may be realized. Who will embrace God’s Word, thereby, anticipating and embracing God’s possibilities in tomorrow?  (The seventh excerpt from Marty’s article “Anticipation Nation”)


June is for Taking Ground

THE MONTH OF JUNE IS FOR TAKING GROUND: (1) Taking ground where it was lost or never gained. We will be taking ground from (2) failed relationships, from (3) failed attempts to reach goals, and from (4) ground we once held but the enemy stole.  Perhaps, as sons/daughters of God, we could (in principle) claim a promise made to Israel and walk according to the Word of God. ”And I will not again remove the foot of Israel from the ground that I have designated to your fathers, if only they will keep on doing everything that I have commanded them, the whole law, statutes, and judgments from the hand of Moses.” (2Chron.33:8, MEV)


Seeing How the Lord Fulfills His Word

“The Lord said to Moses, Has the Lord’s hand (His ability and power) become short (thwarted and inadequate)? You shall see now whether My word shall come to pass for you or not.” (Num.11:23, Amp) There is a lot unseen that is yet to be seen and it shall be seen that the Lord’s hand is not short that it cannot save nor is His ear deaf that it cannot hear. Some of the wonderful mysteries that await us in coming days shall be the wonder of seeing how our LORD shall fulfill His Word, i.e., seeing who and what He will employ to bring about that which only He can accomplish. What an apropos time for us to pray Elisha’s prayer for ourselves: 2Ki 6:16 “[Elisha] answered, Fear not; for those with us are more than those with them.   17  Then Elisha prayed, Lord, I pray You, open his eyes that he may see. And the Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” (Amp) (The first excerpt from Marty’s article “Anticipation Nation”)


Dressed and Ready to Go

A couple was sitting at their kitchen table going over their finances and planning the family vacation which was yet three months away. Their little 5 year old boy had been in the den playing and watching TV during the planning session. It was getting late so he decided to go to his room. As he passed the kitchen the only words he heard were, “OK, so we are going to Disney World”. The little boy’s heart leapt with excitement and he quickly ran to his room. Sometime later, the parents finalized their three-month plan while finishing off their coffee. As they headed for bed they looked in on their son to make sure he was asleep. When they looked into the room they saw the little 5 year old lying over on his over-stuffed travel bag sound asleep. He was wearing his swim mask, his Mickey Mouse shirt, one white shoe and one red shoe. His anticipation warranted that he be prepared to travel when it was time to load the car. What are we saying that is causing the coming generation to positively anticipate the future?  (This is the ninth excerpt from Marty’s article “Anticipation”.)


Anticipating God

Do you need your life to shift in the next few weeks?  It is possible to shift.  Just what can we shift?  It is possible to shift our anticipation LookingForwardfrom negative to positive.  Our family or cultural background may have us anticipating something that is not at all going to happen. How many people have misinterpreted a bump in the night?  The character of God, the Word of God and His Kingdom purposes are our anticipation. Our risen Lord and His original intent for our lives and this nation are our anticipation. Whatever God did once in the Bible, He can do again in our lifetime.  (Ps.145:15, NET)  “Everything looks to You in anticipation”.  We are praying you discover daily that you are shifting and readying yourself for a God-turn in your life.
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Brief video by Marty and Melissa Gabler about
anticipating God in 2017: http://tinyurl.com/z9a6gm6


Anticipating the Intervention of God

ManPraiseSunriseAs the people of God assemble today, may they “anticipate the inevitable, supernatural intervention of God”. May we forsake familial and cultural anticipation that is focused on temporal and carnal expectations and human experience. May the people of God stand firmly in the assurance that what Almighty God did in the Bible, He can most certainly do again in our lifetime.
“Everything looks to You in anticipation.” (Ps.145:15, NET)

KC2017 theme: “Anticipation”
“…until they see God’s Kingdom come with power”. (Mk.9:1)
Anticipating Seeing the Power of God’s Kingdom in 2017
For more information: KINGDOM CONGRESS 2017