As the people of God assemble today may His people have a sense of the more that is to come of His purposes and His outpourings. May the hope of receiving and participating fill their hearts with expectancy. “In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary–we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!” (Rom.5:5, Msg)
Melissa — The accuser of the brethren accuses us day and night, and because of his anger he continues to accuse and make war against us in this way. But the devil has been defeated so how can accusation be an issue? It’s about agreement. For accusation to become an issue he needs agreement from those that have more power than he does. So he is looking for Christians who will verbally agree with the accusations he is hurling. He can accuse all day and all night by himself, or even with the agreement of an unbeliever but when he can get a Christian to agree with his accusation against someone and speak it out of their mouth that is where the power comes from.
May you exercise without the pain of infirmities. May weaknesses and restrictions be removed as you move and have your being in Him. May you make progress beyond what the demographics for your age suggest. May your metabolism kick up to points beyond the normal and typical. “For in Him we live, and move, and have our being. . .” (Acts 17:28)
Kathy — The operations of traditional church simply don’t carry the power or impact that God intended for His Ekklesia/Church. I am not suggesting that we strain or strive to not be traditional but that we yield ourselves to
Jesus as He builds His Church/Ekklesia. His building process is more than simply adding to its numbers. Build also means “edify, mature and develop” So before we get determined and get a hernia trying to be the Ekklesia, or before we get zealous and start calling fire down out of heaven, or before we almost drown trying to walk on water, let’s remember it is Jesus that builds and empowers us as His Church.
Melissa — What is a heavenly Change-Agent? It’s one who makes a difference wherever they are because they carry Heaven in them. When I say Heaven, I mean one who carries the original intent of God wherever they go. What is God’s original intent? Heaven on earth, a Kingdom without end (Luke 1:31-33). The difference between heavenly Change-Agents and the ones making the news right now is that heavenly Agents cause life, healing, peace, hope, restoration—not death and destruction!
As the people of God Almighty assemble today may they praise and glorify Him in spite of trials and discouragements that assail them. As they praise Jesus and testify to one another of His goodness, may their confidence in His Word and His promises cause their spirit and their faith to soar to new heights in His purposes. Hebrews 10:35-36,Amplified—“Do not, therefore, fling away your [fearless] confidence, for it has a glorious and great reward. 36 For you have need of patient endurance [to bear up under difficult circumstances without compromising], so that when you have carried out the will of God, you may receive and enjoy to the full what is promised.”
Melissa — “The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made both of them.” (Prov.20:12) We are all capable of living a prophetic lifestyle without being a Prophet. Sometimes we train ourselves to ignore the Prophetic Lifestyle because we don’t want to be weird. This really is an epic life we are meant to live. Don’t ignore it. This life is meant to be epic! — (Melissa Gabler is speaking on “The Prophetic Lifestyle” Sept.11 at the DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY CONFERENCE 2021 at Grace Church Willis. All info is at martygabler.com/dvp/)
As the people of God assemble today may they realize that the potential that is in them is not merely human capacities but the impartation of Jehovah’s enablements, His compassion and His purposes. We are endued with gifts and abilities that are able to redemptively work beyond human limitations. Eph.3:20,TPT—“Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.”
We are concerned for our children today, Heavenly Father. We pray that, where earthly fathers have failed, You reach out Your protecting Hand and speak with Your guiding Voice to the children and Youth of our nation. We pray that Your Presence would be known on our school campuses through the believers that are on site and that Your Holy Spirit would strengthen and give wisdom to the teachers and school officials for the appropriate education and safety of our children.
Kathy — We need an Awakening as badly as Judah did in 2Kings 17. They had forgotten their God. They had forsaken their one true God and even closed the door to the temple and nailed it shut. In the next chapter, 2Kings 18, Hezekiah became king of Judah and Awakening began. Hezekiah was AWARE they needed God and He took action to begin sanctifying the nation. He destroyed the local shrines, tore down the images of foreign gods, cut down the sacred pole for worshiping the goddess of sex and fertility and he also smashed the bronze snake Moses had made in the wilderness. Remember when fiery serpents were biting and killing them in the camp? God told Moses to put a brass serpent on a pole so people could see it and be healed. That was a one-time obedience that led to the intervention of God for their nation. Keeping that pole as a testimony from history to teach their children about God was understandable, but sticking that pole among the idols they were worshiping and making sacrifices to, dishonored both God and the acts of God in their behalf. That generation had to have cooked the books (unethically change the meaning) of their own history to justify worshiping a SNAKE on a STICK. Let’s bring that home to our present darkness. How much have crooked people and entities cooked the books in this present time and distorted the Rule of Law and guidelines as they deliberately try to change our history. They fully intend to redefine who we are and distort the God-purpose and destiny within us. We need an Awakening to stop the madness in both the Church and the Nation! We need to follow Hezekiah’s lead in such a time as this! He made the God-changes that were in his reach! He could reach their idols and he tore them down . . . and it PLEASED God! Of course, it didn’t necessarily please everybody else because Awakening always upsets the norms.
Melissa — This is Awakening: Part 278 because I have mentioned awakening a lot lately. I can’t get away from it. I have noticed that awakening, for the most part, is presented as an event but I believe we have been in “The 3rd Great Awakening” for some years now. Think about it, we have seen almost unbelievable evil surfacing everywhere and it’s because hidden things are being exposed! This is seriously ancient evil crawling to the surface but awakening is causing us to see it. Awakening is two sided: God’s glory manifesting and evil being exposed and annihilated. It can’t be a one time event because it’s way too massive for us to be able to endure all at once!
(DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2021 is Sept.10-12 at Grace Church Willis,TX gracewillis.org)
What we need more than better politicians is an awakening (at least) move of God… in the Church, then the nation. God will never share, with mere political parties, the power He has designed to be exercised through the Church. In “God and Politics” Dennis Lindsey says, “Politicians are not to be looked to for complete social reform… The Church has been losing influence in America because it has been relying on politics to stop the moral and spiritual decay in society. Politics will not catalyze the change; it is simply a reflection of the environment. If the environment is rooted in Christian values, the politics of America will be rooted in Christian values… The spiritual revival and renewal of Christian faith needed in America will never originate from Washington. Once the spiritual climate changes, Washington will be changed. If the American Church thinks her salvation […] comes from Washington and a God-fearing president, then her hope is rooted in a counterfeit… God’s Church is not dependent on elections; it is dependent upon His Word, which declares, ‘… I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.’” (Matt 16:18)1 If we are not careful, we can just get to looking around and saying, “‘Such and such’ is what’s going on” and forget that God is at work.
DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2021 is Sept.10-12.
Kathy—As we read Matthew 6 and Luke 10, we find Jesus teaching the disciples to pray. The verses leading up to the actual prayer reveal firstly what prayer is not. Prayer is not practicing your righteousness before men. Prayer is not using surplus words trying to cover your bases. Prayer is not from any motive that would manipulate God or man. Then, Jesus gives directions to His disciples on how to communicate with the Father. His instruction becomes a model for us known as “The Lord’s Prayer”.
(Kathy will be talking about “Our Ear to Hear” at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY Conference Sept.10-12 at Grace Church Willis,TX (gracewillis.org). No Fee to attend.)
Melissa — Trust is a principle of the Kingdom. God knew what He was doing when He created it. It’s life-bearing, abundant-life-bearing. How beautiful it is that the principles of God are set in place to provide the John 10:10 abundant life for all who live them. He gave us a map for life. Check this out, Psalm 84:12 (AMP) “O Lord of hosts, How blessed and greatly favored is the man who trusts in You [believing in You, relying on You, and committing himself to You with confident hope and expectation].” Yes, that is beautiful. But check out the rest of Psalm 84. It literally lines out what a life looks like that trusts God. Vs. 4 “Blessed and greatly favored are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; They will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah.”
As the people of God assemble today may they allow Holy Spirit to minister to them the reality of the fact that there is an active work of God going on in them. May they declare that inward truth is undeniable even in the face of all that is contrary in the present culture, in the face of present fear-mongering and the proliferation of non-biblical belief systems. Phil.1:6,Msg—“There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.”
Though you walk in the midst of trouble, may the Lord revive you; May He stretch forth His hand against the wrath of your enemies, And may His right hand save you. The Lord will accomplish what concerns you. [***Declare out loud that the Lord will accomplish what concerns you***] Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. [***Declare out loud that the Lord will not forsake the works of His hands***] (Taken from Ps 138:7-8)
Kathy — Forgiveness untethers us so our lives do not revolve around our conflicts.
Melissa — Some of us have confused trust with diligence. By “diligence” I mean we handle, fixate on, and stay worried about a problem until it’s fixed. That is nowhere in the definition of trust. It’s not only the opposite of trust, but it is seething with dysfunction and disease. A lack of trust is one of our worst enemies. We might be blaming things on the devil that are really a lack of trust in our own lives. I’m sure the devil doesn’t mind when we blame him for such things because it makes his job easier.
In Lk 10:18 satan is thrown down from heaven. Demons quake in fear in Mk 1:24 and beg to be left alone when confronted by Jesus. It is contrary to the theme of the Kingdom of God in the experience of Jesus and his disciples as actually experiencing violence at the hands of spirits. God is the Aggressor and evil is on the retreat. I think that maybe we should keep all this in mind as we go to intercession and declarations over our families, churches and nation.
Melissa — As of late my meditation topic has been Trust. You know: “reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.” It should be a natural byproduct of being a believer. I thought so until God asked me if I trusted Him. Of course… wait, do I?! That’s an answer I thought was sure at this point in my life. The amazing thing is in that moment, trust made sense for the first time. All of a sudden there was a relief in my core that I’m not sure I have ever felt. Without Him saying a word, there was an understanding that actually trusting God meant to actually let go of needing to know the process of getting to an answer.
(An excerpt from one of Melissa’s messages at a past DVP ; MELISSA will be leading us in a Worship Encounter and speaking at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY <> September 10-12, 2021.) All information for DVP2021 is at martygabler.com/dvp/.)
As the people of God assemble today let us pray that, in coming days, they shun the distractions of culture and the lies of the evil one and “strip off every unnecessary weight and those sins that easily and cleverly entangle us, so that we can persistently run the race” that is worth running. The great cloud of witnesses surround us and our Great Intercessor is at the right hand of God on high praying for our victory! (Heb.12:11)
On the subject of conflict, it is the Kingdom of God which attacks the kingdom of satan. Whenever Jesus speaks of the conflict with satan and his demons, it is always in terms of their defeat. In Matt. 12:29 the strong man who is guarding his house is overcome by Someone who is stronger.
(Marty will be leading, speaking, prophesying at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2021. There is no charge to attend. DVP2021 will be held September 10-12 at Grace Church Willis,TX. All information for DVP2021 may be found at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2021.
Kathy — Consider David. His self-government completely crashed as he committed big time sin that had big time consequences. Most people would have crawled in a hole to eat worms and die (especially after a big prophet exposed it all), but David took personal responsibility and owned his mess. That positioned him to repent (2Sam.12:13). He didn’t act like Adam and try to hide after he sinned. Neither did he spend the rest of his life cowering as unworthy or continually seeking reassurance that God still accepted him. No, in fact, after he repented, he begged God to change His plan and spare the child born out of adultery. Who would have the nerve to ask God for mercy at this point? Even after his self-image took a big hit publicly, David didn’t allow condemnation to seep in the cracks. It wasn’t that he was a simple-minded optimist, nor was he thinking in terms of deserving this, he was simply convinced God loved him. None of David’s mess-ups ever got bigger to him than God. He remained “a man after God’s own heart,” who continued to see himself as a son just like God did. That’s relationship. That’s a strong family bond and some awesome sonship!
(Kathy will be speaking at Dreams Visions Prophecy – Sept.10-12 – Grace Church Willis)
Melissa Gabler — Have you ever had times when a revelatory nugget pops up, then within days you hear the same nugget from other sources? That’s been happening as of late and I’m learning to pay attention to those! Following is one such instance that has been not only ringing in my ear, but answering some of those seemingly unanswerable questions.
While in conversation this was quoted to me from a book, “God hides some things for specific times so that the enemy cannot destroy them.” That stuck with me, and a couple of days later I read a quote from someone else that was expressing the exact same thought! Well, that really hit me between the eyes, especially because these came from trusted sources. It was an “Are you listening?” moment.
I began meditating on God hiding something for a specific time, and it felt like this statement began filling cracks in my understanding. If God cloaks something for a time, it is not only to hide it from the devil and his destructive minions, but it is also to hide it from our own self-sabotage. Yes, the devil and self-sabotage are two different things. However, the devil LOVES stoking the flames of self-sabotage! All we have to do is let our fears and concerns fall out of our mouths like kindling for the enemy’s threatening bonfire. So many times we make the devil’s job so easy.