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A Brand New Timeline

MELISSA–Over the last couple of days I have realized how much my thinking is changing.  You know that life timeline running in your subconscious? The one where, you don’t even realize, you have presupposed thoughts of how your life may go? Well, just the other day I came to the realization that mine has a ton of influence from the aforementioned agendized societal norms. This timeline has been so governed by what we’ve seen instead of what is coming.  All of a sudden I saw a clean whiteboard and knew that meant that my timeline is brand new! I’m not limited to the expectations of a life built while I was asleep at the wheel! I am now free to live in His abundance which means being a living expression of His Kingdom on this earth. This is such revitalizing news! THIS – IS – AWAKENING, and it’s for all of us. 


Embracing Norms

MELISSA–My eyes are being opened to how far below par we have been living when God’s intention all along has been for us to reside above par. This awakening is exposing agendas that have been built to lull us and control us.  These agendas use normal everyday things we allow in our lives because it’s a “norm” in society.  There are things like pop culture, entertainment, news and standards that we call wisdom when in reality it’s man’s wisdom.  Side note: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of [true] wisdom where man’s wisdom comes from fearing everything else.  One fear leads to life abundantly and the other leads to an early grave. I have been guilty of living a life embracing man’s wisdom and society’s norms and I’ve noticed a whole lot of ineffectualness.  We have been progressing through levels of awakening for a while now, but it’s about to get real in each of us, maybe for the first time. 


Culture and Norms Dictating

Kathy — Unfortunately, people are used to their atmosphere being violated and manipulated by media which usually has the last say on the 6:00 or 10:00 news every night.  So our culture has developed a tolerance for evil being called good and good being called evil and chaos being called the New World Order.  This is both RedFruitDrink.pngludicrous and infuriating!  The Word says NOT to CONFORM to this-age thinking.  News: We don’t have to bow to the machinations of the prince of the power of the air.  His dictatorship only continues if we keep adapting to the ways of the present age and keep “drinking the Kool-Aid” and allowing culture and norms to dictate our thinking.   Instead, let’s agree that The Church will not just sit back in Sunday meetings and wait for the world to end.  Sons of God will participate with Father in displacing and dispossessing darkness. We will overcome incrementally, one choice at a time, one prayer at a time, one victory at a time and see situations on earth become as in heaven in our nation.


Training For New Norms

StudentsTeacherA twelve-year-old boy I spoke with recently received a word of knowledge in a dream about what was troubling his friend as well as a word of wisdom that gave strategy to address it.  Those gifts of the Spirit activated in his dream are marks of a new norm for him.  Rather than a random one-time experience, those gifts are already active in him for his lifetime purpose.  His dream started with a black dog and a white dog.  That setting indicates a conflict in the soul, the black dog (which represents negative or wrong thoughts and feelings) was bigger than the white dog (which symbolizes right thinking and feelings and behavior.)   In the dream he heard someone say that his friend was crying and upset because someone had brought a Buddha into her life. This twelve-year-old did not know dogs can refer to the soul in symbolism.  I doubt he even had a working definition for the word “soul.” It is also highly likely he had no knowledge of the culture and beliefs of Buddhism.  Yet these symbolic elements were in his dream, so that reveals the need for training and equipping him for new norms in dreaming in the future. 
(This is the second excerpt from Kathy’s article “Strategic Dream Season“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


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Churchianity And New Norms

people dividedI don’t know what all the New NORMS are going to be for us and Churchianity 2015, but I know they’re coming because “Thy Kingdom come” is continually coming in increasing manifestation. Jesus described the Kingdom like a seed and a tree or yeast spreading.  That’s a picture of His ruling order and His authority increasing in our awareness until its influence is big enough to change us, our lives and our Norms.  And while new NORMS sound really awesome, new NORMS also mean some old ones are going to be shaken.  That may sound seamless at first, and we might think, “Bring it on,” but it might be more realistic to think, “How big a boy are ya?” Many folks could tell you stories of outliving major storms that were caused by Kingdom awareness increasing and old Norms getting shaken in their church.
(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Thy Kingdom Come“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


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New Norms Forming

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A NORM is something that is normal, typical, the known and what usually happens. What if every time you prayed for the sick they were healed on the spot?  That’s not the impossible dream because it happened in the New Testament, but that’s not a NORM where I’m from, not yet at least.  What if we couldn’t guarantee Church-As-Usual in the future because the Holy Spirit started translating people during worship to go work miracles and come back and tell what God did?  That would be a New Norm! What if people went to church to DO what’s on Father’s front burner and participated in an intercessory, governmental coo that brought down the dictator over politics in a county or over child abuse or poverty in a region?  I declare, such New Norms are forming.

(This is the fifth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Thy Kingdom Come“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


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