If we haven’t been delivered from our bondages, we will take our children into the captivity we have endured and it will be repeated at least one more generation, and likely for more. What one generation does in moderation, the next generation usually does in excess. What one generation abandons, another is not likely to pick up. (That works both positively and negatively.) Where we stop short of glory, our children will stop short. We must be able to say “do as I do. Look at me and imitate me; do what I do, even when no one is looking.” The fact is: they will imitate us whether we say it or not.
(Kathy Gabler) —While prophesying to a lady, I saw her as a bird in a gilded cage. The door was open on the cage, but she would not fly out. Instead of leaving her captivity, she decorated it, but the golden captivity was still captivity. We can comfort ourselves with former revelation, with blessings already received and with testimonies of past obediences, or refuse to move and just focus on quests that everyone would call godly, but God’s designs are always moving beyond the past and even beyond the now. When He builds a gate, He is not presenting options; rather He is giving direction. That gate will lead to growth, increase, maturity and change. Purpose beckons us beyond our current fence line. God is faithful to build the gate, but it is up to us to choose to go through it.
As the people of God assemble today, may they look beyond the threats of failure and defeat that loom defiantly over them. May they look beyond infirmity, disease, financial lack and setbacks and focus on the promises of God that never fail, and let loose with heart-felt praise! “Meanwhile, I’m sure you’re on my side— no victory shouts yet from the enemy camp! You know me inside and out, you hold me together, you never fail to stand me tall in your presence so I can look you in the eye.” (Ps.41:11-12, Msg)
Kathy Gabler gives us a 2min. video encouragement about our God
Who is the God Who does the too awesome!
What have our children heard? Have they heard blessing like the voice of blessing of Abraham to Isaac and the voice of Isaac to Jacob? Have they heard words of honor around the house and words of life, words of productivity? Are we just repeating in our home what we experienced when we were growing up or are we determined that our children will see the faithfulness of God in their generation? “As for me,” God says, “this is my covenant with them: My Spirit that I’ve placed upon you and the words that I’ve given you to speak, they’re not going to leave your mouths nor the mouths of your children nor the mouths of your grandchildren. You will keep repeating these words and won’t ever stop.” (Isa.59:21, Msg)
Three keys considering intercessory dreams: (1.) Don’t take vicarious dreams as personal threats, because being afraid will hinder your response. (2.) God always gives insight in time if you are being called to make a difference. (3.) Never fail to follow through with authoritative declaration of the will of God over the situation or person.
We pray that your mighty hand, O Lord, might stop the plans and machinations of those individuals and entities that have designs upon the deterioration of the United States of America, its family units, its morals/values and its economy. I declare that the all-powerful Hand of Holy God that intervened for the Israel of old and restored her to victory in her Lord God, is the same Hand that is active in this nation to the tearing down of strongholds and the raising of the standard of righteous victory, transforming lives to the glory of our Redeemer and Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I declare the frustration of unrighteousness, of destructiveness and of delusionary influences. “He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise or anything of [lasting] worth.” (Job 5:12, Amp)