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Challenge to Adjust

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”)


Patterns and Expectations

patterndrawingThe 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.)


 


Strong Rope of Expectations

TwistedRope(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.)


 


Setting An Atmosphere

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 fog treeseggshells 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.)


Explaining Or Exceeding Limitations?

hands reaching up1If you think about it even now, this long after Calvary, over 2000 years after Jesus, the Last Adam restored the breach caused by the “1st  Adam-bomb,” we are still more conditioned to explain our limitations than to exceed them.  I grew up in church, but I never heard anyone preach that I could reach into God’s governmental order and change things in earth.  I’ve known more Fig-Leaf-Fugitives than Supermen in the church.   It’s sad, but church people usually know more about condemnation than they do dominion.  Maybe we haven’t been reaching into the governmental order of heaven to bring it to earth because churchianity has made us more pious than powerful.  It certainly shouldn’t be an either/or, but many Christians are better church-goers than they are sons.  Our firstpriority should be to focus on being a son who knows his Father and knows Him well enough to know what Father has already done, as well as what Father is presently doing, so we can be sons who take dominion and cause things on earth to line up with that.

(This is the ninth excerpt from Kathy’s SEEC Magazine article “Advancing The Kingdom Through Dominion.” Excerpts will appear on this page Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.)


“Advancing The Kingdom” — Kathy’s message from the SEEC Kingdom Conference 2014 (52 min.)
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http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-05-04T04_57_51-07_00