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We Live In This Time In History Because

We Live In This Time In History Because

We live in this time in history because God ordained it so and He also ordained the days to come for His Name’s sake (Ps23:3;106:8;1Jn2:12;3Jn:1:7)

It is not our purpose in living to simply observe “the tide” of circumstances but to turn the tide. We do not live so we might observe history taking place but so we might make history.Colonials

Typically after someone shares about how they were powerfully used of God, someone will walk up afterwards and say something like, “Yes, but you are a full-time minister, pastor, evangelist, prophet etc., etc.” Title, T-shirt or cap doesn’t matter. The anointing and empowering One, the Holy Spirit is the same in every believer at any time in history. 

The reason we do not speak with a British accent and send our taxes to London each April  is because 1000’s of nameless people participated in the American Revolution and turned the tide for the nation. It could not have been done by the dozen or so people whose names made it into the history books.

Jahweh is no less faithful in this moment of history than He was in 2Co 4:9: “we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side.” 

“So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.” (Ps.90:12)

DECLARE: “I do not live so I might observe history taking place but so I might make history. I was born at the right time and will effectively impact the sphere of influence God has given me in my generation.”


DREAMS AND VISIONS ARE PART OF OUR DESTINY

DREAMS AND VISIONS ARE PART OF OUR DESTINY AS DECLARED BY GOD (Kathy Gabler)

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, [4395(Strong’s) propheteuo- to prophesy, to be a prophet, to speak forth by divine inspirations, to predict: 1) to prophesy, DVP_Jan20132) with the idea of foretelling future events pertaining especially to the kingdom of God, 3) to utter forth, to declare, a thing which can only be known by divine revelation, 4) to break forth under sudden impulse in lofty discourse or praise of the divine counsels; under like prompting, to teach, refute, reprove, admonish, comfort others, 5) to act as a prophet, to discharge the prophetic office.]

And your young [junior ranks] men shall see visions, [an appearance divinely granted] and your old [senior in rank] men shall dream dreams: [dream or vision seen in sleep].” Acts 2:17

So expect God’s impartation of prophecy, dreams and visions upon all flesh. His sovereign appointments will not regard the natural barriers of logic, age or gender. Also, it is of utmost importance that we expect our understanding to be opened so that we can heed the prophecies, dreams and visions that we receive from the Spirit’s outpouring!

KATHY WILL BE SPEAKING AT Dreams Visions And Prophecy Conference FRIDAY, JAN.25 * 7p.m. There will be a time of question and answer.

NO FEE. For more info: martygabler.com * click on the tab at the top.
Grace International Church * Willis, TX just north of Houston on I-45 * www.graceic.org

(This excerpt is from Kathy’s article “DREAMS AND VISIONS ARE PART OF OUR DESTINY AS DECLARED BY GOD” taken from SEEC Magazine.)

Dreams Visions Prophecy * No Fee
January 25-26, 2013
Grace International Church just north of Houston,TX
map: www.graceic.org
Info: martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/

CLICK HERE FOR INFO: Dreams, Visions And Prophecy Conference * Jan.25-26 * Marty Gabler, Kathy Gabler & Barbara Jimenez * No Fee

CLICK HERE to listen to a short audio track of excerpts from Kathy, Barbara and Marty

 


Dreams Can Deal With Your Feelings

Dreams Can Deal With Your Feelings Or Stresses (Kathy)

I dreamed I was with a group of women on a trip to Hawaii. When we got to the hotel, I scurried to my room, which was away from where the others were staying. Then at supper, one of the ladies was introducing a friend she had run into. hang headI felt insignificant remembering this to be the “awesomely anointed” friend she had mentioned so often. I woke up feeling gloomy in a sense of failure. The dream was a video of the insecure feelings that were in me and a warning that insecurities would isolate and hinder relationship and ministry if I left them unresolved. This dream came from a need in my own soul; but it was a revealing telegram letting me know God had made an appointment for confrontation. He allowed me to see so I would take it to Him for resolve and release. 

Our feelings will try to convince us to ignore uncomfortable dreams, but truth does not bring condemnation. To see strongholds or failures or weakness in ourselves or others in dreams absolutely should not be a source of condemnation! They are not a source of blame but a battle strategy to bring victory. We must respond with our will to Truth and not allow emotions to undermine an appointed confrontation that leads to freedom!

Kathy will be speaking at Dreams Visions And Prophecy Conference Jan.25-26. There is no fee to attend. For more info: martygabler.com * click on the tab at the top.

(This excerpt is from Kathy’s article “Dreams–He That Hath An Ear, Let Him Hear” taken from SEEC Magazine.)

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Dreams Visions Prophecy * No Fee
January 25-26, 2013
Grace International Church just north of Houston,TX
map: www.graceic.org
Info: martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/

CLICK HERE FOR INFO: Dreams, Visions And Prophecy Conference * Jan.25-26 * Marty Gabler, Kathy Gabler & Barbara Jimenez * No Fee

CLICK HERE to listen to a short audio track of excerpts from Kathy, Barbara and Marty


Prophetic Gift Calls Us To Perseverance

Prophetic Gift Calls Us To Perseverance

When God gives a promise He gives a witness of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. He… put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come (2Co 1:22). We allow pressures and delay to smother the witness, of the Holy Spirit, to promise. When we are on our way to the fulfillment of promise and the wind is not at our backs, the tendency is to turn around and go back so that we are not boat lakeopposed by the wind. Rowing with the wind is much easier than rowing against the wind. But winds of opposition will come from the enemy because he does not want the promise of God to be fulfilled in us. If it is fulfilled in us it will not only revolutionize our lives but it will also bless those around us. It will advance the Kingdom of God. 

We need the prophetic gift around regularly strengthening, encouraging and comforting (1Co 14:3) because the receiving of promise from God does not prevent waves from coming over the side of the boat. But the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it (Mt 14:24). The fact that we have received a prophecy does not guarantee that the wind will be at our backs. The waves coming over the side do not have to sink us. The wind does not have to destroy us. Believe it or not, those things do not even have to discourage us. They should actually build into us determination. They should make us more determined to focus on the goal. Those who strengthen and encourage the people of God out of a prophetic gift keep us grounded in the Word and looking toward the goal.

Marty will be speaking at Dreams Visions Prophecy on the relevance of prophecy for today * No Fee
January 25-26, 2013
Grace International Church just north of Houston,TX
map: www.graceic.org
Info: martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/


Dreams Can Deal With Your Concerns

Dreams Can Deal With Your Concerns 

My dad often dreamed the solution to mechanical problems that his awake mind could not solve. Possibly the answer came in dreams because his awake mind was distracted by pressures and Worried businessman outdoors with finger in mouth, extreme close-upfrustrations. Possibly his awake mind’s library of known facts had incomplete or wrong conclusions. Conclusions establish a boundary that says: “NO MORE THINKING BEYOND THIS LINE.” This mental fence around an issue tells “awake logic” to explore no further, but dreams are not limited to “awake logic.” Sometimes his dreams were gifts from the Lord, a Word of Knowledge or Word of Wisdom.

(This excerpt is from Kathy’s article “Dreams–He That Hath An Ear, Let Him Hear” taken from SEEC Magazine.)

Dreams Visions Prophecy * No Fee
January 25-26, 2013
Grace International Church just north of Houston,TX
map: www.graceic.org
Info: martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/

CLICK HERE FOR INFO: Dreams, Visions And Prophecy Conference * Jan.25-26 * Marty Gabler, Kathy Gabler & Barbara Jimenez * No Fee

CLICK HERE to listen to a short audio track of excerpts from Kathy, Barbara and Marty


Dreams As Telegrams

Dreams can be rehearsals or telegrams. There is always a reason for dreaming, but not all dreams are to be researched or acted upon. Some dreams are mixed messages and only parts are of particular significance; but some are significant rehearsals or timely telegrams. Dreams are usually significant if they are: recurring or unforgettable or intensely detailed.    telegraph_key(This excerpt is from Kathy’s article “Dreams–He That Hath An Ear, Let Him Hear” taken from SEEC Magazine.)


 


Hearing In Dreams

Hearing In Dreams

Dreams are a vivid example of how we communicate in sounds and pictures and senses. Just like reading words on a page, seeing the look on someone’s face or having a conversation, dreams can speak tonight us. Most people dream, just like most people have ears and the ability to hear sounds. But sometimes we do not pay attention to our dreams, just like we do not really hear the meaning of words that pass through our ears. For example, it is possible to have several people in the same room with a television on. Even though they have ears to hear, there is no guarantee that everyone will hear what is said. If they pay attention and understand the meaning of the words and the images on the screen, then they are hearing. So it is with dreams. I believe that in dreams we have an ear to hear; and if we will hear, God can and will speak to us. If we expect to hear from God in dreams, our faith ushers Him in.

(This excerpt is from Kathy’s article “Dreams–He That Hath An Ear, Let Him Hear” taken from SEEC Magazine.)