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Pursuing Wisdom

Genesis 40:8 says, “It is God who gives the ability to interpret dreams.”  I grew up BibleHandsPraythinking that interpreting dreams was a specialized gift and a calling that God only gave to certain people, but the scripture doesn’t really say that.  When we consider Daniel and Joseph, they pursued wisdom.  They knew that God had answers and they were confident they could go to God to enlighten them, (and they both said as much.)  We too can go to God and ask for wisdom and understanding, and we know that God can release a gift of His Spirit that opens understanding with a word of wisdom or a word of knowledge or discernment or prophecy, etc. –Kathy Gabler


Kathy will be speaking at KINGDOM CONGRESS 2020 MARCH 4-6.
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Are You Ready for the Unconventional?

holyspiritfireAbout the time of Moses Israel began to cry out, “Save us from Pharaoh!” Then suddenly, “Bam!” Snakes, staffs and bull frogs are flying in every direction. About the time of Jesus Israel cries, “Save us from Rome!” The suddenly, “Bam!” Wind, fire, tongues and spiritual drunkenness hit them. God’s people are once again crying, “Save us!” Get ready for something unusual! Are you ready for the unconventional? (Isa.55:8-9)


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Processing Stuff

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Processing and Cycles

Isa.55:10-11 show us that God’s Word goes through a cyclical process. That prophetic WaterCyclePrecipitation.jpgdream Joseph had did not scoop him up and simply whisk him away to Pharaoh’s palace and favor — it was all done through a process. There were pits, prisons, rejection and false accusation to go through before he would reach that place of favor and honor. All of that stuff was processing stuff in Joseph. Joseph managed to stay in the process and God did not let any of that shaping stuff go to waste in his life. Needless to say, Joseph was quite a different person when he got to Pharaoh’s palace than the fancy-dressed boy we first encounter in the story. All of that process squeezed Joseph through a mold which eventually squeezed him out in the form of a father to Pharaoh.


Going Back is not an Alternative

HikingWalkStickPharaoh said, “They are entangled in the wilderness.”(Ex14:3) Entangled means “involved”. It would appear that, in the present, they were so worried about rocks, brush and varmints that they forgot about the freedom on the other side of wilderness. “Coming out” may look different and require different decisions and actions than we originally predicted. But going back is not an alternative.


Yahweh’s Authority Displayed

As the people of God assemble today may they realize afresh that Pharaoh’s snakes RodOfAaron.jpgand their handlers were handled quite effectively by Aaron’s rod (Yahweh’s authority). Yahweh’s heavenly authority exercised through his representatives on earth swallowed up the instruments of threat and intimidation from darkness. Yahweh’s Kingdom is ever-increasing and He still desires His authority to be displayed in the earth to the glory of His name and the advancing of His purposes. ”Pharaoh called in his wise men and sorcerers. The magicians of Egypt did the same thing by their incantations: each man threw down his staff and they all turned into snakes. But then Aaron’s staff swallowed their staffs.” (Ex.7:11-12, Msg)


Declaring Redemption

The ugly, less-than-desirable offensiveness of darkness must be revealed so that the authoritative, superior government of Jahweh may deal with it. That which is Sunlight cloudshidden in individuals and power structures must be manifested (yes, even in all its ugliness and vile expressions-Mk.4:22). The reason some celebrities and politicians are so opposed to the present administration (and even appear demonized in their reactions) is because the truth of their vileness is being exposed and they know there is more exposure coming. While some in the religious community are loudly voicing the evilness and, therefore, “shortness of the days” we are living in, and while brazen opposition is ferociously attacking all that is sacred, it might behoove the people of the Kingdom of Light to realize that the “nasties” and the “uglies” are being manifest so that, through the sons of God, they may be dealt with (Jn.18:37; 20:21; 1Jn.3:8). We would do well to replace our cries of escapism with declarations of the authority of the risen Christ. Rather than cursing the vileness that is cancerously spreading in the nation, we could declare the known will of God which is life and redemption (Jn.10:10). The superior, authoritative instrument of Jahweh (Aaron’s rod = authority, Ex.7:12) swallowed up the instruments of threat and intimidation from darkness (magicians rods=magicians authority).