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Loosed From Past Limitations

HandsKnotUntyeMay the Lord break you loose from the past limitations of your family, even from many generations past. May you and your seed far surpass the deeds and accomplishments of your former generations so that the Lord is known as Almighty God to you and yours now, and in time to come. ”For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” (Ps.100:5, KJV)


Unconventional Solutions

Current events in each generation will place unrelenting demands upon that generation to see that there are possibilities, people and resources that can be ThinkingMindfultrained, modified and applied to the challenges unique to and inherited by that generation. Since we have never seen anything like the current events in our lifetime, or anyone else’s lifetime, we take hope that the God who brought solutions to Israel and used those solutions to keep covenant with them is the same God who is the Enabler of His people today to bring help and unconventional solutions to the challenges of this generation and the ones to come. “But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” (Deut.8:18, NASB)


The Unconventional and Comfort Zones

Throughout history there have been people die while standing on their convention because it was their convention and anything else was, therefore, unacceptable for consideration. In the early 20th Century young women were flying solo in single engine aircraft from East Coast to West Coast. There were stodgy old farmers walking behind a plow and mule who would look up at the plane, disgustedly shake their head and declare, “If God would’ve meant for man to fly, He would have given WrightBrothershim wings!” The very thought of possibly using something unconventional like a flying machine to advance the Kingdom of God in the earth was as foreign to those old unimaginative minds as the thought of the Red Sea splitting to deliver Israel and advance them to the promised land was to the Israelites. Instead of possibly seeing God as the source of inventiveness that, for the first time in history, was bringing reality to a most unconventional yet efficient means of travel, it was viewed as people taking unnecessary risks and playing around wasting time and money when they could have a real job like walking around behind a mule all day. Determination to resist the unconventional at any cost will not only hold back the resistant individual but may cause him to influence others into abandoning their dreams and creativity which would impact future generations and vision. One may ask oneself, “When I reached my comfort level and began living my routine within the bounds of my preferences, did God then cancel all further dreams, visions and inventiveness regardless of the needs and challenges of coming generations?” Is our only requisite that our comfort zones not get jostled?


Start Your Own Spiritual History

Start your own spiritual history. For the last 19 or 20 generations, Israel only had a physical history and were willing to walk back into slavery in Egypt. Physical lack and/or physical infirmity may be all the history some families have to date. You be the one who refuses to walk back and embrace that old history. You be the one to break the cycle. (Eph.1:17-19; Phil.4:13)


For Coming Generations

For the benefit of coming generations may the Lord help us to connect effectively with coming generations so that we may impart the values and principles of Holy Scripture.  ”And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you rise up.” (Deut.11:19, Amp)
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Dreams and Generational Pitfalls

I urge you to pay attention to your dreams.  I believe there is a release of dreams right now to bring insight for deliverance from generational pitfalls. I recently had a dream about a wolf, the devourer of finance and resource trying to get into my house.  There were family members from more than one generation in my dream needing to deal with the devourer.  Another dreamer mentioned she had just this week dreamed of her great-grandmother and two nights later her grandmother.  Both dreams were confrontations with the pressures of expectations and paradigms of those former generations.  God can wonderfully use dreams to bring healing to our generations and prosper our souls and our futures. —Kathy Gabler 

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Your Home #32

familyrunningYour Home #32—May the Lord break you loose from the past limitations of your family, even from many generations past. May you and your seed far surpass the deeds and accomplishments of your former generations so that the Lord is known as Almighty God to you and yours now and in time to come.
”For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” (Ps.100:5, KJV)


 


2016 Declaration #7

I DECLARE: **7. There will be an effective Kingdom expression of the present generation in the coming year.
FatherSonBuildThere will not simply be talk and complaining about unacceptable issues but unified participation to bring about transformation.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD HAS AN EXPRESSION IN EVERY GENERATION.
–What the former generations did not/could not express, we will.
–What our parents were not, we can be.
–What has not been accomplished in past generations can be accomplished in OUR generation…. in US.

Phil.3:13 “reaching forth to those things which are before”
i.e., reaching beyond the point that we have reached in the past;  reaching beyond former blockages and hindrances.
Lk.6:10 “stretch forth your hand”, i.e. do something you have never done before.

Start what has never gotten started before.
Stop what has never been stopped before.
Build bigger and more effective that which has always been small and ineffective.

We are destined to be an instrument of the Kingdom of God and to use Kingdom of God methods to get Kingdom of God results.

(Each year these declarations come out of seasons of prayer for those with whom Marty has a degree of influence. If you would like to read all seven you may go to this link: https://martygabler.com/2016-declarations/)

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