(Melissa) — Yeah, I’d say that the festering had to be dealt with last year! The poison had to be extracted. So, the first quarter of this year is when we begin to see what God has been dealing with nationally and personally. That is why there is a seeming mix of last year’s funk along with “finally—suddenlies”. That last bit of poison has a tendency to try and hold on for dear life. So, don’t give up, ” 7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap. 8 For the one who sows to his flesh [his sinful capacity, his worldliness, his disgraceful impulses] will reap from the flesh ruin and destruction, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in.” (Galatians 6:7-9 AMP). IT IS TIME. (Third excerpt from Melissa Gabler’s article “2018 So Far”.)
(Simon Purvis) — Jesus didn’t tell His disciples to go out and preach the gospel so a few people could go to heaven. He commissioned them to disciple the nations. The preaching of the gospel is to get people free from an evil age, getting people delivered from an evil culture over into an age where there is righteousness, where we can walk right, our families can be right, our character can be right. The church is a different culture than this age and God intends for the culture of the Kingdom of God in the church to change the society out there in the evil age. (From Bro. Simon’s message at KC2018)
When I heard that there would be pus extraction in 2017, it was with the realization that it was being extracted in these areas (to name a few) with a view toward 2018: GOVERNMENT LEADERS with dark roots e.g., Traitors, Tyrants, Secret Societies, Slave Masters and those which have held manipulative sway in the high courts of this land! WITCHES are being brought to the light so their tentacles will be cut off of this nation and THE CHURCH; SOCIETY’S BANDAIDS like, “Anything goes because I’m a victim“ are also being extracted. RELIGIOUS IDEALS like man-made, manipulative ideology that has held sway in the man-made “high positions” of the church were also extracted. This year of extraction also included our being extracted from captivity and we are victoriously coming out with all the bells and whistles GOD had originally installed!
(Melissa Gabler) I remember at the beginning of last year hearing 2017 is the year of pus extraction. Therefore, a drawing salve season began: The reason drawing salve works is that it softens the skin around the splinter or whatever else is in there and this then enables the body to more easily eject the foreign object. This is something that the body does naturally anyway, but by moisturizing the area and using anti-inflammatory agents you simply encourage this to work more quickly before the wound closes over it. At the same time it can encourage blood flow which will also help to create pus, and as the pus is ejected from the body so too is the foreign object. That last bit of poison has a tendency to try and hold on for dear life. So, don’t give up (Gal.6:7-9) (Second excerpt from Melissa Gabler’s article “2018 So Far”.)
As the people of God assemble today may they become more unified in their connections with one another, their care for one another and their vision for their city. ”So that there should be no division or discord or lack of adaptation [of the parts of the body to each other], but the members all alike should have a mutual interest in and care for one another.”. (1Cor.12:25, Amp)
(Kathy Gabler) Self-image, self-worth and self-government cannot be determined by your IQ or strengths or looks or successes or skills, but neither are they determined by experiences or failures or opinions or lies. The thing that outranks all of that is your relationship with the Father and guaranteed daughtership or sonship. Identity, affirmation and boundaries are powerfully established through that relationship.
Individuals and entities are determined to redefine words and institutions to fit their preferences and to defy morals and values. Romans 1:18 shows us this is not new in history and does not go without consequences: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH in unrighteousness.” “Suppress” is holding down truth under sinful acts to prevent truth from being revealed.(CBSC)