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Expectancy for Intervention

As the people of God assemble today may they join hands and hearts and look toward the coming year with expectancy for the purposes of the Lord in each other and the victorious intervention of the Lord in their behalf. “Paul, Silvanus (Silas), and Timothy, to the assembly (church) of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah): Grace (spiritual blessing and divine favor) to you and [heart] peace.” (1Thess.1:1, Amp)


2021 Declaration #3

2021 Declaration #3. Evil entities will overplay their hand and THAT will expose them. (Kid’s Version: We declare that bad guys in disguise will unmask themselves.) And the overplayed attempt will lose its effect and it will bring their downfall. They will overplay their hand because of their arrogant confidence where they believe they are beyond the law or that they can buy or manipulate the law through threats and public sentiment. When they overplay their hand, they will expose themselves and their true intent will come out on display. The overplay will also expose those to whom they have links in government both domestically and abroad. Entities that have covered and hid them, finance that has enabled them to hide, connections that have stood between them and justice will fail them and they will be left exposed. Prov.19:5, Amp — “A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who breathes out lies will not escape.” “Truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth”. The power that hates truth, the power that tried to put Truth in a tomb and keep it in the tomb, but could not keep it in a tomb, that power is broken against sons and daughters of God Most High. 


De-Fang and Defeat

Kathy — Workers of darkness are counterfeiters, but counterfeit shouldn’t be mistaken to mean “NOT  REAL.”  Counterfeit money is real and even spendable, but it is not authorized, NOT LEGAL!  Some workers of darkness are frauds practicing trickery to deceive people into believing they have supernatural powers at their disposal, like magicians who learn quick hand tricks or slip through panels to disappear.  Others can actually produce supernatural displays because they have tapped into the spirit realm and (knowingly or not) have agreed and connected their lives to spirit forces of wickedness. 
So, like Moses, we are not here to deny the power of darkness, we are here to de-fang it and defeat it.  We are alive in 2021 to DISCERN the enemy, be convinced our God is ALMIGHTY and not be afraid to war incrementally and strategically to pull down strongholds and turn history.  Moses took ground each time he went to Pharaoh’s court in Israel’s behalf. He did supernatural acts by the authority of God. The Egyptian magicians (unsubmitted and unauthorized) did supernatural acts that matched those of Moses.  They were instruments or puppets of powers of darkness, and they eventually suffered the long-range consequences of covenanting with darkness.
(Kathy will be speaking at Kingdom Congress 2021 which is March 3-5.)


May Changelessness Dissipate

As the people of God assemble today may all impression and/or delusion of sameness and changelessness dissipate like a mist in the face of the truths and reality of the Word of God—that Word which changes not but changes people and circumstances.  “I want a walk in the country, I want a cabin in the woods.  I’m desperate for a change from rage and stormy weather.” (Ps.55:8, Msg)


2021 Declarations

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Devices and Schemes of the Crafty

This verse pretty much describes our nation at this time. BUT that description will not be the final outcome. Isa.59:14, NASB — “Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands far away; For truth has stumbled in the street, And uprightness cannot enter.” That has a ring of hopeless finality to it but the Word of God continues with the delivering acts of God because our Holy Father is not finished with this nation. Let us now read what God Almighty is in the process of doing. Job 5:12, Amp — “He frustrates the devices and schemes of the crafty, So that their hands cannot attain success or achieve anything of [lasting] worth.” Our Lord will not simply step in and do some frustrating, He will also bring judgment and meet out the consequences of their attempts to destroy this nation. Isa.29:15, Amp — “Woe (judgment is coming) to those who [try to] deeply hide their plans from the Lord, Whose deeds are done in a dark place, And who say, “Who sees us?” or “Who knows us?” Yahweh sees and knows. 2Pe.2:9, Msg — “So God knows how to rescue the godly from evil trials. And he knows how to hold the feet of the wicked to the fire until Judgment Day.” 


Reasons for War

Kathy — I’ve always thought the only reason to go to war is to win, but I’m beginning to realize there are other reasons for warfare. Some battles are a matter of training our soul (our mind and will and emotions) to stand and develop muscle to be able to stand no matter what. Eph. 6:13 puts it this way: And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm. The goal of warfare can also be to take ground incrementally in Divine timing. There are many maneuvers needed to pull down strongholds in this present darkness. It is a bigger war than we can wage from one battlefield. This present darkness is a matter of world rulers that are spirit forces of wickedness in the spirit realm. These forces gather to form strongholds, and there they influence and manipulate people like puppets for their evil intents to kill, steal and destroy. That’s why Eph 6:12 tells us 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. These forces must be dismantled strategically and incrementally along with the workers of darkness they deploy into this present darkness.   


Road in the New Year

As the people of God assemble today, may they see plainer than ever the road that they are purposed to run in the new year. May one be an encouragement to another to steadily get on down the path this year that leads to fulfillment and success for our Lord’s plan.   “…I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.” (Eph.4:1b-3, Msg)


Reaching Beyond Former Barriers

The MONTH OF JANUARY IS FOR REACHING BEYOND FORMER BARRIERS. In January, (and throughout 2021) we will reach beyond the stopping points we have always stopped at before. We will not allow poor self-image, sense of unworthiness, family-accepted pitfalls, world chaos or limited resources to keep us from “reaching forward to those things which are before” (Phil.3:13). We will press forward and extend our reach to some markable degree greater than we have before.


Tying Tattered Ends

A huge, muscular draft horse was pulling a weighted sled in a competition.  The horse was obviously straining forward with every ounce of strength he could muster and was making some progress. But he was, with every step, getting closer and closer to a definite stopping point. It didn’t matter that he had dragged the heavy steel sled farther than any of the other horses in the competition, he still came to a sudden halt. It just happened to be a halt that was a bit farther down the track than the other horses’ halts. The “Year End Wrap Up” theme seems to speak to the need to not drag old stuff from the previous year (or even previous years) into the new year. Even though it is a burden, we tend to wrestle with old issues that seem to never get settled or worked out and we just continue to take them along with us into the future. Lethargy, wavering commitment, fear and neglect are some of the weights that make for burdensome sleds that we drag with us from one season to the next. There are issues to resolve before the end of this year that would be easier dealt with and resolved more readily without adding the laborious task of not having ended things well. It is time for a season in our lives where we “wrap up” what has been left at tattered ends. (Gal.6:9; Phil.3:14)


All we Were Born to Do

Kathy — Whatever is on the horizon, God does not intend that we live in fear or dread. We are to live in expectancy that we will do all that we were born to do and that the supernatural presence and power of God Almighty will be manifest through our lives to His glory. Ps 91:7, TPT — “Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed, you will remain unscathed and unharmed.”


Carrying the Atmosphere

Melissa — We are not sissies.  We have the DNA, the breath of THE all powerful God in us. We can be a Change-Agent wherever we are! Here’s something else about a Change-Agent: they stay in their ordained sphere and deposit heaven there. They do not go running all over the world looking for the bad guys. Just imagine Change-Agents waking up all over the world carrying the atmosphere of the Kingdom right in their own region. This Kingdom is way more potent than any other kingdom we see activated right now, so can you imagine what this thing is about to look like?! I’m getting excited over here!


Remembering He is There

Kathy — As you look back and close out the year, you may be one of those folks who kept a daily journal and accounting of the details of life. Or, your accounting may simply be memories highlighted for the moment or forever, but all of us have matters that mattered this year as we laid our heads down each night and then awoke to face them again the next morning. There is no closing the books, no relief, on unresolved matters whether they concern healing or relationships or circumstances or finances. Even if we don’t note them in a journal or speak of them, still they sit in the silence of the night and trouble our hearts. That’s the reason that we, like David in Psalm 56, must lean into our God, the Great Accountant who can and will balance the books and bring us to peace of mind. “You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, Each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book.” Psa 56:8 (MSG). Remembering He is there and aware and that He will take action in our behalf, we can trust Him by breathing out a grateful sigh over 2020 and breathing in hope for 2021.


Strong in the Spirit

As the people of God assemble today may they rejoice and be glad and grow strong in the Spirit and be filled with wisdom. Jesus was born with purpose and so are we. From the beginning, He not only grew physically but in His spirit and in wisdom for what was to come. In 2021 let’s make one of our major goals for our children to be to see them filled with the Spirit and to train them in godly wisdom. “And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of God was upon Him.” (Lk.2:40)


Strengthened Encouraged Equipped

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Emancipation From Fear

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2020 Perspective Shift: Perhaps
the intense nature of the end of
this decade is not a foretelling
of the hardship to come, but
rather the emancipation
from fear. —Melissa


Shedding Failure

TooMuchStuffPacked.jpg2020 Perspective Shift: Perhaps the
intense nature of the end of this
decade is not a foretelling of the
hardship to come, but rather the
shedding of the things that have
kept us bound to cycles of failure.
—Melissa Gabler


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Shedding the Old

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Expectancy for the Future

LookingForwardAs the people of God assemble today, may they build one another up in hope as they look to the future with expectancy for the purposes of God Almighty to be fulfilled in their lives and in their church family. ”So then, let us pursue [with enthusiasm] the things which make for peace and the building up of one another [things which lead to spiritual growth].” (Rom.14:19, Amp)


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Equipping to See Clearly

Kathy Gabler — Equipping for understanding and clarity was the theme for the Annual September Dreams, Visions and Prophecy conference.  The following is a summary of some of the notes from that meeting——
GetGlassesFitted.jpgI’m sure we have all wondered at times why everybody does not dream literal, plain dreams with clear communication and no search and discovery needed.  Joseph in the New Testament saw the angel in a dream and understood clearly that the instructions were to flee to Egypt with Baby Jesus and Mary.  Those were literal instructions that they could act on and they did.   However, if we consider other scriptural examples of how God communicated, He often communicated with the prophets of the Old Testament in symbolic language.  The dry bones in Ezekiel and the feet of iron and clay on the statue in Daniel were symbolic.  Even Jesus often spoke in parables instead of literal details, and you know He was communicating with the crowds that kept gathering.  Yet sometimes even the disciples had to ask Him for clarity later.  So, I suspect that having to pursue understanding is part of God’s plan and purpose, probably for reasons like, 1) seeking God for wisdom builds relationship with the Lord, and 2) pursuing understanding is how we develop an ear to hear, and 3) every time we pursue God’s wisdom and clarity, we always discover more than we went looking for.


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Time Period the Lord has Made

2020 is the time period the Lord has made (Ps.118:24). We will rejoice because the futureLord has made it in keeping with His purposes and plans. It is a time period that we may not thoroughly understand nor have a complete grasp of. Yet, the times are in His hand (Ps.31:15). Throughout 2020 we will continue to rejoice because the all-wise God is not behind the times nor even trying to catch up. He has already stepped out into tomorrow and bids us come and partake in His worthy enterprise and we will engage His design with energy and expectation of the extraordinary. May the Lord grant you every enabling blessing for His Kingdom purposes in 2020.  “So shall you know skillful and godly Wisdom to be thus to your life; if you find it, then shall there be a future and a reward, and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off.” (Prov.24:14, Amp)


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You Have Gone Into my Future

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A Paradigm Shift Away

LongRoadYour new season is only a paradigm shift away. It may not be possible for some of us to fulfill our course and walk through the experiences and circumstances that course will take us through, while maintaining our same old paradigms about who God is and how He moves and works in this hour. One of the purposes of seasons is likely the purpose to open up a wider revelation of who God is and what His ways are. (Rom12:2)