Kathy — Apostle Paul put the issue in these descriptive terms: “we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere” (Eph.6:12, AMPC). Discerning works or workers of darkness may not always be as obvious as in the showdown between Moses and the Egyptian magicians. It will not always be their acts and abilities that expose workers of darkness, but being confronted with truth and light will always reveal their motive and their source of power. The showdown between Moses and the magicians exposed everything.
As the people of God assemble today may they be encouraged that He Who is the Truth is bringing the light of truth to bear upon the false, the lies, the attempts at misdirection in both sight and sound in what is reported and purported as facts in national news. May the people of God know that He is nudging workers of darkness out of their shadows and truth will be coming forth in coming months that will cause works of unrighteousness to point back at their perpetrators so that justice may be served and those who have been recipients of injustice may be avenged. Job 34:2-23, Msg — ““He has his eyes on every man and woman. He doesn’t miss a trick. There is no night dark enough, no shadow deep enough, to hide those who do evil. God doesn’t need to gather any more evidence; their sin is an open-and-shut case.”
There are two kingdoms that are recognized in Holy Scripture, the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness (Col.1:12-13; Acts 26:18). “I pray that you will be grateful to God for letting you have part in what He has promised His people in the kingdom of light. 13 God rescued us from the dark power of Satan and brought us into the kingdom of his dear Son,” (Col.1:12-13, CEV) As long as there is a kingdom of darkness, the Kingdom of Light will never form a treaty nor will the two kingdoms ever even sit down for a parlay; there will never be a cease-fire nor an armistice; total hostilities will never cease because they will each be opposed to the other and must, by nature, contradict one another. The very nature and purpose of each of the kingdoms sets them, perpetually, at odds with the other. It is not possible to exist in a “no-man’s-land” between the two — neither is there any neutral ground. There is either the embracing/participation of Light and the works of the Light or the embracing/participation of darkness and the works of darkness (Rom.13:12; Eph.5:11). (Excerpt one from “Don’t Fear the Snakes” by Marty G.)
As the people of God assemble today, may they realize that they are children of the Kingdom of God which is the Kingdom of Light and that there is nothing working in darkness that can defeat the unshakeable Kingdom of God. May they rejoice as those who walk in the Light and fellowship of King Jesus. ”Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, and offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship with reverence and awe;” (Heb.12:8, Amp)
So many people have been talking about how dark the world is getting. Many are very worried and some don’t hesitate to express their deep fears. One Christian I was told about recently can’t sleep and it is affecting their health. BUT I think I found a SECRET in John 8!! ”Jesus said to the people, “I am the Light of the world. So if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path.” (Jn.8:12, LB)
May the Lord God Most High illumine your path, your thoughts,
your future so that you do not stumble but go forward in truth
and purpose and be a beacon piercing the darkness of others.
“For You cause my lamp to be lighted and to shine;
The Lord my God illumines my darkness.” (Ps.18:28, Amp)
Click the link below to hear Melissa and Marty singing “Rise Up”
on Track 10 of their worship CD “An Encounter.”
The CD is prophetic worship. Produced by FICMI Studio Conroe,TX.
Arranged and engineered by Jorge Gamboa.
* The audio is best enjoyed using earbuds or headphones.
Click on this link: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-30T20_14_28-07_00
May the people of God receive light from the Word of God so that they might be enabled to confront and contradict the works of darkness that defeat them, their family and those that God sets in their path.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness
has not defeated it.” (Jn.1:5, ERV)
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“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the
God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going
public with this, as public as a city on a hill.” (Matt.5:14, Msg)