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 ludicrous 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.
Kathy — I love the way The Message reads in Eph 2:2, “let’s not… let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell us how to live.” That should be on billboards in Hollywood since they constantly try to dictate lifestyle! Eph 2:2 (AMP) “[When you were dead in sin- when you were walking/talking zombies} . . . you walked [habitually] … following the course and fashion of this world [under the sway of this present age] that is, following the prince of the power of the air.” When I pursued the question, what is the “power of the air” the devil is prince of, that power boiled down to influence. We can be DUI – (driven under the influence) of the air or atmosphere around us and the fallen prince who dominates it. Our thoughts, moods and decisions can be affected by the atmosphere. The air we breathe is chock full of echoes and whispers from people’s conversations and murmured opinions and rehearsed memories and reports. Even sounds around us can carry threats and words and sounds that are legal instruments that devils know how to use against us. If we leave outbursts, murmurs, curses, vows, worries, lusts and fears hanging in the atmosphere, uncontested and unresolved, they are up for grabs to be used as negative forces against us.
(Kathy Gabler) I was talking to Melissa about the revelation I had gotten about the “power of the air.” Before I could tell her about it, she said, “Mom, there is something in the air. I have been pacing restlessly for the last three days because of what I am sensing.” I then told her about the insight on Eph. 2:2. That confirmed the warfare status. She responded, “We can’t be intimidated by principalities. The problem is we feel we have to go after the whole thing, but we don’t.” All we have to do is just pierce the piece God points out. She said it is like a Jenga game. Just pull the precise piece that is your part of the tumbling of a principality. I came away equipped with a solid battle strategy: don’t be overwhelmed by the size or tenure of the enemy, just pull the piece God points out . . . or just thump the highlighted domino.
The scripture, Eph 2:2 came to mind as I realized my friends were battling the “prince of the power of the air.” I went to search out that scripture wanting to get a working definition and understand “the power of the air.” That verse in Ephesians indicates the power of the air to be enemy occupation in an atmosphere. When the power of the air is infested like that, it can cause the culture to fester and draw flies like the imaginings and thoughts and opinions of men and their unbelief, rebellion, arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. The power of the air is atmospheric conditions that affect people daily either positively because it is receptive to God or negatively because the power of the air has successfully been contaminated and made toxic.
(This is the seventh excerpt from Kathy’s article “Mature Son Results” * SEEC Magazine Volume 17 Issue 6)
SEEC Kingdom Conference * Theme: “The Advancing Kingdom”
March 5-7, 2014 * Grace International Church * Willis, TX
Speakers: Jim Hodges, Dr. Don Crum, Marty Gabler, Kathy Gabler, Melissa Gabler, Simon Purvis
“. . .he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3)
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