What have our children heard? Have they heard blessing like the voice of blessing of Abraham to Isaac and the voice of Isaac to Jacob? Have they heard words of honor around the house and words of life, words of productivity? Are we just repeating in our home what we experienced when we were growing up or are we determined that our children will see the faithfulness of God in their generation? “As for me,” God says, “this is my covenant with them: My Spirit that I’ve placed upon you and the words that I’ve given you to speak, they’re not going to leave your mouths nor the mouths of your children nor the mouths of your grandchildren. You will keep repeating these words and won’t ever stop.” (Isa.59:21, Msg)
Influence For Proliferation
According to the revelation of Prophet Isaiah, our children are to have a greater inheritance and influence than we have had (also Prov 13:22). That cannot happen without facilitation and that begins with the hearts of the fathers turned (by designed effort) to the children. Undeniable and lasting influence and facilitation are by the blessing (by verbalization and by touch) of children by fathers. Abraham’s blessings are claimed by the descendants of both of his sons even to this day. Jacob’s blessings upon his 12 sons were evidenced by the proliferation of 12 entire tribes who still possess some of the most valuable and strategic property on earth. The most powerful nations on earth have not been able to breach those God-ordained blessings. We see, therefore, the great significance of spiritual fathers enlarging their tent to embrace persons whose natural fathers had no spiritual deposit for them. It is wise to note that Prophet Malachi shows our Lord’s desire not only for the hearts of the fathers to be turned to the children but also the hearts of the children to be turned to the fathers (Mal 4:6). It would seem to be a two-way street of children reaching to fathers as well as visa-versa.
(This is a continuation of articles on “Our Sphere Of Influence.”)
Marty & Kathy’s Concerning The Kingdom Conference March 6-8, 2013
For more info: https://martygabler.com/ctk-conference/
APOSTLE JIM HODGES is speaking at the 6th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference
Audio excerpt of JIM HODGES speaking at CTK Conference: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-03-03T21_50_48-08_00
KATHY AND MELISSA are speaking at the 6th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference
Audio excerpt of KATHY AND MELISSA speaking at CTK Conference
To see a short video about CTK2013 go to the YouTube link: http://youtu.be/EH1cGlijfF8
Click here to listen to an audio excerpt of Dr. Crum’s teaching on “Royal Dynasty”:
Click here to listen to Melissa singing worship: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-25T08_55_13-08_00
There are many disillusioned people woefully offering their opinion of the coming years. If we listen to their dire predictions, it will be easy to become disheartened. There are people preaching and prophesying out of their anger over current national and world events rather than proclaiming the Word of the Lord in spite of the events. (What ever happened to the immensely popular scripture that was quoted so often in the ’80’s? “…calleth those things which be not as though they were” Rom4:17) There are those sounding off because of elections and appointments that didn’t proffer certain results from last time. (Rather than standing firmly upon the never-failing Word of Almighty God, people will shift loyalties and not endure sound doctrine to get a quick fix like Esau did; and like Esau who forfeited his birthright for a quick-fix they will actually vote for someone whose views on life and whose political affiliations reek of unrighteousness. “A man is known by the company he keeps.”)
A murmuring Israel left Egypt and their murmuring manner turned a two-week walk into a forty year period of time that allowed the murmurers to die off before the coming generation could inherit the promised land. The murmurers died outside of facilitation. How sad that a generation had to wait for a preceding, unbelieving generation to die before they could receive promise. But, as always, there was a remnant and there will be a remnant, and the likes of Joshua and Caleb got to enjoy what the remainder of their generation chose not to walk in.
In this season, we must adjust. We won’t be able to wear a waitress’s uniform to put out a fire nor will we be able to wear shorts and T-shirt to work in the Arctic Circle. Tennis attire simply will not sustain someone who has discovered themselves in an Arctic environment. We can gripe about present circumstances or we can adjust. Murmurers can complain about not having leeks and garlic. (Compare: Num 11:1 “Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.” Also vv.2-10) We can gripe about Egypt, Babylon and the Philistines or we can use the weapons provided by the Holy Spirit and take over. The gifts and armament of the Spirit are not adequate just for holding on. They are sufficient to win. Jehovah’s people were never meant to just hold on. They have always been actively included in His purposes of victory.
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I will rejoice because the Lord God Most High is actively involved in current events. He will not overlook or ignore unrighteous ploys and will not allow ours or Israel’s or His enemies to prevail. (Ps74)
“Yours is the day, Yours also is the night; You have prepared the light and the sun.
You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter.
Remember this, O Lord, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name.
Do not deliver the soul of Your turtledove to the wild beast; Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.
Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the Land are full of the habitations of violence.
Let not the oppressed return dishonored; Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.” (Ps74:16-21)