May the Lord give you back your dreams–those dreams that were in your heart before disappointing experiences, hurts, delay of time, and weariness jaded your expectancies. May the Lord bring back to you, in full bloom, the dreams of innocent, hopeful childhood–the hopes that He longed to facilitate when you were born. May we return our hearts to His longings and purposes that do not disappoint but that take us beyond our limited expectations by His grace and giftings. (Marty will be speaking and ministering at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2019, September 13-15, 2019.
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(Melissa Gabler) — What a great, great year to be alive! We GET to not only see the shift, we get to BE the shift. Yes, the glory of God is going to be not only seen, but known. And it’s not because things just got that bad, it’s because things and people (this includes you) are now in place for undeniable God elements. Get ready.
The glory of God through us, His creation, is not our putting forth effort to hit an ideal or to align with a creed or even getting to heaven. It’s accomplishing things that show His character, His Name in this earth in spite of the influence of culture. That which is in heaven comes to earth through an earthen vessel (Jer.18:4-6; Matt.6:10) and continually points back to its Source in heaven (Matt.5:16). That is why Jesus could say, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father” because He never misrepresented the Father, no matter how hard people (and the devil) tried to get Him to adjust to their expectations.
We all have paradigms and they are in our mental files and they affect our choices and our expectations. So, the challenge is to realize when our examples and typical patterns need adjustment. That realization does not come by focusing on the pattern, but rather by following the Holy Spirit. The adjustments will come and we will build newer models as we walk in fresh obedience to the Holy Spirit. Fresh obedience will never contradict God’s principles nor His character, but it may reach past known borders and it will not bow to former limitations. (Second excerpt from Kathy’s article “Fresh Obedience”)
The purpose of the pattern of a prevailing spirit showing up at threshold moments is to thwart times of fulfillment or transition and purpose. If the hits of a prevailing spirit become a life pattern, that spirit often remains unchallenged because it is hidden in familiarity. Patterns that are familiar mold our expectations which become unconscious agreement. That is why people find Murphy’s Law comforting. Their expectations agree with the pattern that whatever can go wrong will.
(This is the fourth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Hands Off!“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)
(Kathy G.) Psa 37:9, Those who wait for the LORD . . . will inherit the land. The word “wait” here means gather your expectations and twist them together. That sounds like we should gather our expectations of a God outcome together and twist them into a strong rope to hold to until we see them come to pass. The word “land” here is defined as wilderness. We can outlive the wilderness and own it and profit from it as we move on to the next glory.
(This is the ninth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Bringing Sons to Glory“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)
Do we set a bad atmosphere with our thoughts or emotions or words, or does the atmosphere hunt us down to dictate our thoughts or emotions or words? I believe the answer is both. We certainly have the ability to create an atmosphere for ourselves and everyone around us. One person’s impatience in a waiting room can have everyone tense and walking on eggshells in a matter of seconds. One person’s panic can clear a room. Our expectations, meditations, fears or our mouthing against self can fill the air until it is lethal. However, not only people are able to condition an atmosphere. The devil is called “the prince of the power of the air” (Eph.2:2) for a reason. He is skilled at blowing in a foul wind to influence people and situations. The Old Testament word “ruach” is translated “spirit” most often, but it means “wind” or “breath”. In the New Testament, the same word is “pneuma”. A spirit or wind can carry a contradiction to the will of God into an atmosphere by blowing in a lie or fear or threat or opinion or accusation, etc. The air becomes its infected storage place so that it can affect and influence thoughts and feelings when it finds an advantage, an open window. Just as we breathe in air unconsciously, we can also come under the influence of what’s in the air unconsciously. It can become an influence over our emotions and thoughts and decisions.
(This is the fourth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Clear The Air” which was published in Volume 18 Issue 4 of their ministry magazine SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)