Cup of Empowerment
September 23, 2019
It feels so good to sit back,  catch our breath and  savor a cup of empowerment   fro God's Word



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I Need a Key That Works!
 Dr. CarolMarie
Arriving in the parking lot where my black Saturn was parked,I walked up to my car with my fob in hand.  Using my "clicker" I tried to unlock the car but with no response!  I tried again but there was not that familiar sound of the car unlocking.  "Hummm" I thought, "My battery must be dead."  I took the key and tried it on the lock, but it did not fit!  I turned the key over and tried again, still with no avail.  I noticed a man standing at the end of the car watching me with a look on his face that said, "What are you doing?"  I said, "Is this your car?"  "Yessss".  No wonder my key did not work, it was not my car!  It was a black Saturn but not MY black Saturn.  I had a key, and the key was my key, but I was using it on something that was not mine!
In Matthew 16:19 Jesus tells us that He has given us the keys to the Kingdom!    Wow! What an honor to be given the "keys" or principles that will unlock and lock things in the spirit!    There are different keys, one for each situation we face.    Jesus tells Peter  in verse  17 that the revelation of the Kingdom (or how to use the keys) comes from the Father.    Part of that revelation is knowing what  is ours  to use it on.    It also includes what not to take on as our responsibility.    I think many times we learn a principle (or receive understanding on a Key of the Kingdom) and want to use it on everyone and anything that moves!    We then wonder why we are tired and feel beat up!    Or why it didn't work!    We didn't first look to the Father for the revelation for that situation.    Maybe it wasn't our vehicle to get into!    Or it was a timing issue.    We must listen to the Lord and hear His direction!
A good friend of mine, Dr. Tony Slay of Ministry International Institute, is one I admire for hearing the voice of the Lord and doing just what God tells him to do.    Many  times,  it is out of the box of the "norm "  but God knows He can trust Tony!    In one instance, he was asked to pray over a pastor of a traditional church who had Lou Gehrig's Disease.    The only thing he could move was his eyes. The church was  in the midst of  hiring a new pastor to take his place. When Tony entered the room, the Lord told him to sing the old hymns over him.    One by one Tony sang over this pastor songs the Lord knew were dear to him.    After about 20 minutes Tony walked over to him and  said,  " The Lord says, you can get up now."    The man pulled the covers off, got up, got dressed and walked out to see his astonished wife!    He preached that Sunday in his pulpit! Tony didn't just grab a key and use it any way he wanted.    He listened to the Lord for definite direction.  
At Anna's Gate, we are studying the "Watchmen that See God" series.    In our last lesson, we talked about the "Keys of the Kingdom".    (To receive the notes on the Watchmen series go to  under "blog".    The videos that connect with the notes can be found on my Facebook page,  CarolMarie  Smith, that are open to the public. Look for September 17th video on my timeline.    It will give you greater enlightenment on HOW to use the Keys so that we see results!
"Lord,  Wh at  key do you want to use in this situation?    You know what's needed and I align with You and Your purposes!    Your keys will work!"
Dr. CarolMarie

At Anna's Gate 2 pm EST prayer times every Tuesday, many are getting direction for their lives as the presence of God is so powerful!  If you are hungry for more of God, join us and then stay for our worship time with teaching following!

You can also s end your prayer requests to us and we will agree with you in this time of fresh discovery! We are all in Transition. Let's embrace it and submit to His plan and timing!  (

Be sure to read the Torah portions below that Jesus read during this time in history!  There is always something that relates to us in our place in history now!  That's so amazing to me!

Find out more about the month of Elul on our website. Please email us your area of passion and the skill you desire to be developed so that we can agree with you in prayer! (  This is your time to excel into your greater potential! 


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