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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.)


Heartbeat and Alignment

‎”Through faith we understand that the ages were framed (arranged, completed) by the word of God”(Heb.11:3). It would appear that God is not looking for people to attempt to “overcome the reluctance of God” but He is looking for those who will hear His heartbeat for the ages and get into alignment with that purpose. Then we would actually be praying God’s prayer requests, not our own.


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.


The Joy Set Before Us

HappyJumpKathy — It can be difficult to remember there is a future when we’re dodging bullets and bombs and tornados and trying to remember social distancing in grocery stores and can’t think past getting through today, but it can be done. Jesus did it, “for the joy set before Him, He endured.” By example He taught us to remember the future OUTCOME to find strength to OVERCOME today.


May the Lord Walk Through Your Walls of Opposition

JesusHoldManAs the people of God assemble today, may the Lord walk through walls of opposition, walls of impossibility, walls individuals have built between themselves and other members of the body of Christ. May He miraculously walk through every barrier into our midst today so that He might release in us and through us His peace, gifts and redemptive power.
“That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said.” (Jn.20:19, NLT)


 


Conditioned by Truth

Silhouette of hiking man jumping over the mountains at sunsetAs we have seen in Hag.1:5-9, Judah was set-up to cower under pressure. We can understand why they shrunk back.  They had been captives for generations. We can live under hereditary curses and generational outlooks on life that “set us up” to suffer loss financially or physically or relationally simply because that is the only experience we have known.  We can be programmed for defeat and have mindsets that keep us prisoner to the same beliefs, appetites, reactions and choices of prior generations.  If that is the case, we are likely to spend our lives merely surviving, not winning, not increasing, not taking any spoils.  If we examine our lives, we might discover that is why we survive instead of advance.  Have we like Judah been conditioned by our experiences instead of the Truth?
(This is the fourth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple“ 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.)


KATHY GABLER brings an encouraging word in this 3min. audio file.
“He is putting gates in your fences.”
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-04T13_14_04-07_00