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Influence Through Children

Influence Through Children

Through our children, our influence is extended into the future even after we have passed this life. Our children are a message that we send into the future. It is so very important for us, therefore, to be cognizantly,school_children purposefully working on the legacy that we will leave; not just monetarily but theologically and philosophically (Prov 17:6). Our children will carry into the future the volume or lack (compare 2K 17:41) of our value and belief system into the culture that they will function and have influence in. The degree of influence they have and the type of influence they have will be largely dependent upon our deposit in them. 

“So these nations feared the Lord, yet served their carved images; also their children and their children’s children have continued doing as their fathers did, even to this day.” (2K.17:41)

(This is an excerpt from a series by Marty entitled “Your Sphere of Influence,” an article taken from SEEC Magazine.)

Marty will be speaking at the 6th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference March 6-8. 

For more info: martygabler.com/ctk-conference. To see a short video about CTK2013 go to the YouTube link: http://youtu.be/EH1cGlijfF8

Click here to listen to an audio excerpt of Dr. Crum’s teaching on “Royal Dynasty”:

http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-21T11_06_35-08_00

Click here to listen to Melissa singing worship: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-25T08_55_13-08_00

 
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YOU ARE INVITED!

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Dr. Don Crum will be bring more teaching on “Royal Dynasty”

He has new revelation on the subject and new illustrations from world events, Israel & the Middle East

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Speakers: Marty, Kathy & Melissa Gabler, Jim Hodges, Dr, Don Crum, Simon Purvis, Jim Becton  * More info: CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE  to see a short video from Marty Gabler about Concerning The Kingdom Conference.

Click here to listen to an audio excerpt of Dr. Crum’s teaching on “Royal Dynasty”:

http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-21T11_06_35-08_00

Click here to listen to Melissa singing worship: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-25T08_55_13-08_00   

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Map: www.graceic.org * 936-856-2455

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Enlarge And Stretch Forth

Enlarge And Stretch Forth

It is this writer’s conviction that the term “them” of Isa.54:2 is with reference to the term “children” in v.1. “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; (Isa 54:2 KJV) The expectant (byboy-set-tent facilitation, not by accident) coming into place of those “children” and the increasing number of “them” is the reason of necessity to “enlarge, stretch, spare not, lengthen, and strengthen” (whether they be biological children or spiritual sons/daughters makes no difference). I believe it is with good reason that we count everyone within our sphere of influence as cause to enlarge our “tent” of edification/facilitation whether we are affectionately disposed or not. We must extend our influence through more than biological children to fulfill the mandate of Gen 1:28—”Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it.” Our spiritual children should outnumber our natural children.

(This is another in a series by Marty entitled “Your Sphere of Influence,” an article taken from SEEC Magazine.)

Marty will be speaking at the 6th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference March 6-8. For more info: martygabler.com/ctk-conference. To see a short video about CTK2013 go to the YouTube link: http://youtu.be/EH1cGlijfF8

Click here to listen to an audio excerpt of Dr. Crum’s teaching on “Royal Dynasty”:

http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-21T11_06_35-08_00

Click here to listen to Melissa singing worship: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-25T08_55_13-08_00


The Degree Of Influence We Have

The Degree Of Influence We Have

Seasonally, individuals and entities must re-evaluate the type and degree of influence we have upon culture and adjust for the coming season (Gen 13:14-17; Acts 9:1-6; 10:11-15). Enlarge the tentplace of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; (Isa 54:2 KJV) It is obvious (by consideration of God’s nature [creative, growth, maturity, increase] and by Scriptural principle) that God desires each of our spheres of influence to increase. It is also obvious that some degree of effort and participation on our part is expected by the terms used in v.2: enlarge, stretch, spare not, lengthen, strengthen. While I do realize that this portion of Scripture was written to Israel concerning the building up of Jerusalem, I do not discount it because it was also written and preserved for us today; and the nature and principles of our Lord are timeless (Rom 15:4; 1Co 10:11).

“And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; 15 for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.” (Gen.13:14-15,NKJV)

(This is the second in a series by Marty entitled “Your Sphere of Influence,” an article taken from SEEC Magazine.)

Marty will be speaking at the 6th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference March 6-8. For more info: martygabler.com/ctk-conference. To see a short video about CTK2013 go to the YouTube link: http://youtu.be/EH1cGlijfF8

Click here to listen to an audio excerpt of Dr. Crum’s teaching on “Royal Dynasty”:

http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-21T11_06_35-08_00


YOUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE

YOUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE

You are not without influence (Gk.: “metron”- a sphere of influence). Each and every person, each and every entity (e.g., a church, an apostolic network, a training center) hasSHOW OF HANDS 3 some degree of influence with some number of people. God will, at some point, in some manner, begin to emphasize the sphere of influence of a person and of a local house (church).  He will begin to bring the type of influence and the degree of influence into our thinking and consideration so that He can enlarge that sphere for wider effectiveness.

“Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes. (Isa.54:2, NKJV)

(This is the first in a series by Marty entitled “Your Sphere of Influence,” an article taken from SEEC Magazine.)

Marty will be speaking at the 6th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference March 6-8. For more info: martygabler.com/ctk-conference. To see a short video about CTK2013 go to the YouTube link: http://youtu.be/EH1cGlijfF8


The Fruit Of Self-Government

The Fruit Of Self-Government (Kathy)

Self-government keeps us from agreeing with powers of darkness that use emotions.  Self-government keeps us from spiritual wickedness in high orange_groveplaces that influences thoughts.  The beginning basics are (1) we have to know right to recognize wrong and (2) we have to choose right to defeat wrong. Consistently choosing right is the pulse of self-government.  

Man is built to control himself by choice.  There are many self-disciplined and diligent people who display self-government and  do not even believe in God.  The point of difference we need to recognize is that self-government does not necessarily equal right government.  Only if it originates in the Spirit of God, only if it is a fruit of His Spirit, can we be assured of right government. Only the fruit of His Spirit will bring His results through our lives.

Kathy will be speaking at the CTK 2013 Conference.

Concerning The Kingdom Conference * March 6-8, 2013

Dr. Don Crum will be bring more teaching on “Royal Dynasty”

Speakers: Marty, Kathy & Melissa Gabler, Jim Hodges, Dr, Don Crum, Simon Purvis, Jim Becton  * More info: CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to listen to a short audio message from Marty Gabler about Concerning The Kingdom Conference.

 

Fruit That Overcomes Self-Destruction

Fruit That Overcomes Self-Destruction (Kathy)

I was praying for a lady who was incapacitated and went through months of emergency room runs, hospital stays and testing, but the doctors could not bring the sickness to resolve or even a clear diagnosis.  As I was praying, the Spirit of God revealed what the doctors were looking for: they wereredbutton looking for her self-destruct button. Where is your self-destruct button? More importantly, why is it there?  Is it embedded in disappointment, self-pity, deceit, desperation, selfishness, unforgiveness, bitterness, anger or guilt?  Once your self-destruct button is pushed, can you recognize how you feel or how you feed destruction?  Have you ever connected the dots to realize that agreement feeds destruction and agreement comes with every unkind word and action, every foul mood freely expressed, every dark habit or pattern and every self-justification when you are wrong?

Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit and it is a powerful expression of self-government, a powerful, non-carnal weapon to defeat enemy strategies and strongholds.  Choices concerning our attitude, words and behavior take dominion eventually.  Over time, every ruling force and condition (good or bad, healthy or destructive) gets in control through attitude, words and behavior, and all three begin with thoughts and feelings.  The one-two punch that defeats self-destruction is: 1) recognize destructive feelings and discern dark thoughts, and 2) refuse to be controlled by them or behave as they dictate.  Self-government becomes our weapon against self-destruction.  

 Concerning The Kingdom Conference * March 6-8, 2013Dr. Don Crum will be bring more teaching on “Royal Dynasty”

Speakers: Marty, Kathy & Melissa Gabler, Jim Hodges, Dr, Don Crum, Simon Purvis, Jim Becton  * More info: CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to listen to a short audio message from Marty Gabler about Concerning The Kingdom Conference.
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SEEC Ministries Website: seecministries.org