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Many Languages Bless The Lamb

This is the day the Lord has made so…

I will rejoice and be glad that all around the world I am rejoicing with millions today that we have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, and in Passover_Lambmany languages we are all blessing Him and honoring Him who was slain.

9 And they sang a new song, saying:  “YOU ARE WORTHY  to take the scroll,And to open its seals;  FOR YOU WERE SLAIN,  And have REDEEMED us to God  BY YOUR BLOOD  Out of  every tribe  and  tongue  and  people  and  nation,

10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.”

11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, 

12 saying with a loud voice:  “WORTHY IS THE LAMB WHO WAS SLAIN  To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”

13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And  TO THE LAMB FOREVER AND EVER!” (Rev.5:9-13, NKJV)

Click on the link below to hear inspirational Easter Scriptures read by Marty Gabler

Jesus Is Alive!


Rejoice–We Are Redeemed By The Blood Of Jesus!

This is the day the Lord has made so…

cross nail handI will rejoice and be glad in it because I have been redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus who God raised from the dead!

18 knowing that you were not  REDEEMED  with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the  PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST,  as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times  FOR YOU  21 who  THROUGH HIIM  believe in God, who  RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD  and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. (1Pe.1:18-21, NKJV)



12 [Thus you were circumcised when] you were buried with Him in [your] baptism, in which you were also raised with Him [to a new life] through empty-cross[your] faith in the working of God [as displayed] when HE RAISED HIM UP FROM THE DEAD.

13 And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), GOD BROUGHT TO LIFE together with [Christ], having [freely] forgiven us all our transgressions,

14 Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by NAILING IT TO HIS CROSS. (Col.2:12-14, Amp)

Worked Out Through Process

child stepsWorked Out Through Process (Kathy)

If we prepare for purpose by yielding to His “reasoning together,” there is manifestation and fulfillment. Purpose has too many facets to fit in a single jump anyway. Some of its many facets are seasons, expressions, maturing and relationship with people, places and things.  A prophetic word to a nine year old that they will be a missionary cannot be limited to their nine-year-old understanding and definitions, nor to their parent’s traditional, experiential definition, nor to their beliefs and misbeliefs up to that moment. Their call might not be on the church mountain but a mission to the business, government, education or medical mountain.  Like working out our salvation, purpose is worked out through a process of opportunity by opportunity, obedience by obedience, insight by insight and year by year.

The “Working Out” Of Our Salvation

The “Working Out” Of Our Salvation (Kathy)

“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure,” Phi. 2:12,13 walking at sunriseThere is no option for working out our salvation.  I’m not talking eternal life but the saving of our souls issue by issue, until we are transformed into the image of Christ in this lifetime.  This “working out” is process, ever moving, changing and becoming, and as far as I can tell, it is more walking than broad jumping.  It seems like broad jumping would speed up time and results, but timing really is not about the clock or calendar but rather the pace of purpose.  Timing becomes most relevant as it intersects God’s purpose.  If we prepare for purpose by yielding to His “reasoning together,” there is manifestation, fulfillment and “ahh’s” of success in those intersections with His timing.  Appointed times come because we submit to correction and keep walking steadily on through process, not because we jumped in the middle of something unprepared.

This is the second excerpt in the series “2013 Downloads” by Kathy Gabler




2013 Downloads by Kathy Gabler

I heard a prophetic word recently that we are at the end of a 36 month siege on the mind and circumstances, and that we are entering a new chapter of two talkingour lives.  That was good news to me and it aligns with some of my meditations for this year.  As I awoke recently, Isaiah1:18, was on my mind. “Come let us reason together,” means let us correct, make right or decide together.  Coming out of a time of a mental siege is an ideal time to hear a call to make changes for the future.  “Though your sins be as scarlet,” says that our shortfalls and missing-the-mark failures are as obvious as a bloody nose, and it is time to confront issues in our lives so the outcomes ahead will be “as white as snow.”  The focus in this scripture is cooperating with God who is at work in us through the process of reasoning together to get us into the next chapter.

“Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isa.1:18)

(This is the first in  a series by Kathy Gabler from her SEEC Magazine article “2013 Downloads”)

Melissa Gabler and the Grace Worship Band

Worship songs from Concerning The Kingdom Conference 2013

“Our Father”

CLICK HERE FOR #1: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-03-21T10_26_44-07_00


Worship Music * Melissa

MelissaBlkWht300Worship music from Concerning The Kingdom Conference 2013

“Our Father”

CLICK HERE: http://martygabler.poadomatic.com/entry/2013-03-21T10_26_44-07_00


Spontaneous Worship

CLICK HERE: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-03-21T10_33_09-07_00


In Authority Means Under Authority

In Authority Means Under Authority

Salute-2When the prodigal came to himself and realized he had stepped outside the bounds of his metron, he declared, “I am going to return to my father’s house.” In the culture of that time, that meant he was returning to his father’s rule and embracing the metron of his father’s determining. It was not until after his considering that he stunk, his clothes were tattered, he had tightened his belt up to the last loop and here he sat with pigs for company. He received the centurion’s revelation: a man under authority is a man in authority (Mt 8).  When he returned in that posture, it was then that the father once again measured his capacity and gave him the means to represent him in the marketplace (Lk 15:22). Our Father measures and sets the limits of our metron for His glory. He is too wise to act irrationally and too compassionate to be cruel. Let the wineskin yield in His hands.

2Co 10:13  We, on the other hand, will not boast beyond our legitimate province and proper limit, but will keep within the limits [of our commission which] God has allotted us as our measuring line… (Amplified)

(This is the last excerpt of the article “Your Sphere Of Influence”)

Supply For Servants

Supply For Servants

By the time the prodigal gets to the pig pen, this guy is having to eat that which is nothing more than left-over and waste. He is suffering at this level because he has stepped out of his metron pigpen(sphere of influence) not satisfied to yield to his father’s wise timing. Thankfully, he came to himself in that situation and realized that his father’s servants, in their metron, fared better than he did. Although he was a son, the servants were better off than him at this point and their position and circumstance was far more desirable than what he had being out of position as a son born to privilege and inheritance. After wasting the measure of rule he had carved out for himself, he realized that he had presumptuously grasped a measure of rule he was not ready for. If a private in the army can stay within his measure of rule, he will have all the food he needs, all the gasoline for his jeep, all the bullets for his rifle and all the medical care he will need; and he will never pay rent or electric bills  (Mt 6:33-and all these things will be added unto you). His peers will never be allowed to promote him or talk him into taking the position of a captain. As his superior officers observe him, they will measure his abilities and promote him accordingly (Ps 75:6-7).  The prodigal concluded, “My father’s servants have stayed within their measure of rule and look how well supplied they are.” 

For not from the east nor from the west nor from the south come promotion and lifting up.

7 But God is the Judge! He puts down one and lifts up another. (Ps.75:6-7, Amp)

The Straw That Breaks The Back

camel loaded
The Straw That Breaks The Back

The prodigal got what he desired which was based upon his appetite, based upon what his aspirations could grasp. Those desires were nowhere near based upon the wisdom of His father. Our heavenly Father is too wise to act irrationally and too compassionate to be cruel. He continually measures us and will not put on us more than we are capable of bearing (compare Jn 6:5-6). He is never the one to lay on the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back.

 (This excerpt is a continuation of the article “Your Sphere Of Influence” by Marty Gabler.)

Where Did Everybody Go?

Where Did Everybody Go?

Hand and empty pocket

God will not replenish what is not our God-given measure of rule and sphere of influence. The prodigal kept spending and spending, oblivious to the inevitable end when the bag would be empty. From the moment he stepped out from under his father’s weighing and measuring of him, from the moment he removed himself from the sphere his father had observed was best for him, that bag of gold began to diminish. When humans imagine and design the product of their own aspirations, the pleasure of walking in it for a season doesn’t allow them to consider financial, moral or emotional bankruptcy (Prov 14:12; Isa 47:8-9) nor how readily they use people to their own ends. Our zeal and energies can take us some distance but the tank will eventually run out. As Lk 15:16 proves, people will grow weary and find some place else to be.

(This excerpt is a continuation of the article “Your Sphere Of Influence” by Marty Gabler)

The Hope God Put In Me




I will not allow any person nor any adverse circumstance
to determine the lifespan of the hope God originally put in me. (MG)

Alignment Before Assignment

Alignment Before Assignment

The prodigal ended up with the bag of gold he demanded. The prodigal (prodigal means “wasteful”) demands and takes what he does not have a metron over and handles it wastefully. A “metron” is a measure of rule or sphere of Overloaded Truckinfluence (2Co 10:13-14). When he finished handling what his measure of rule and sphere of influence was not yet fitted for, it was all gone with absolutely nothing to show for all his desires and demands and striving. He had not yet yielded to training that would enable him to handle that particular gift profitably. It’s like trying to haul a dump truck load of dirt in a pickup. The greatest part of the dirt is spilt on the ground and the pickup breaks down under the heavy load it manages to hold. It doesn’t mean that he was never meant to handle bags of gold; it just means that he had not yet been disciplined for that size of metron. A caution to consider is that a person’s gift can take them to a place that their character cannot keep them. A person can manipulate people and work relationships and make others obligated to give them something that they want (e.g., a position, a title, an opportunity). But if it is not within their sphere of influence and ability to handle, it will be wasted. As with this prodigal, prodigals tend to add to their misdemeanours by damaging others on their gift-mishandling spree. 

Paul’s wisdom to young Timothy was to first prove men who desired to be deacons before allowing them to serve tables. (1Tim 3:10, 13) A small child can desire to drive a car but he does not have a measure of rule for it and will damage himself and others, though he may enjoy a great deal of exciting satisfaction before the crash. Some people have gotten what they and their relatives and friends wanted for them in a “ministry” but when it was not within their measure of rule, they crashed and many were damaged. There have been thousands of storefront buildings vacated after a short period of time with church signs over the door for the community to read and shake their heads at. The body of Christ can help identify us and our measure of rule and keep us from shipwreck. To quote Apostle Hodges, it’s  “alignment before assignment.” Were we sent or have we just went?

The Greater Inheritance

The Greater Inheritance
What is the story of the prodigal son about in Luke 15? It is about a father wanting his son to step into and operate in his true authority.  But the prodigal takes a direction thatbag gold has nothing to do with the authority his father wills for him to walk in. His father’s desire for him would best suit him and would best prosper him and others, especially in the long haul. The… son is after a bag of gold, thinking that would be the means to reach what his senses told him was desirable and attainable. The father had a far greater inheritance for the boy than the boy was able to see through his impatience and misconceived sense of injustice. Through his greatly lacking vision, the son sees his inheritance as existing in a bag of gold. That’s right folks, one simple bag of gold that is not self-replenishing. Just because we can see something and the desire of it drives us, does not necessarily mean that “something” is what we are to aspire to.


Simon’s Chart

Simon Chart

Concerning The Kingdom

“To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3, NASB)Mountain_

After Jesus spoke to His disciples of things concerning the Kingdom of God, in the Book of Acts, we have 28 Chapters of demonstration. The government of God, the rule, the authority of God is what we earnestly pray for to come, firstly in the “earth” (Mt.6:10) that we individually experience it and also in the “earth” that contains nations or people groups.

Marty & Kathy’s Concerning The Kingdom Conference March 6-8, 2013

Grace International Church just north of Houston
Map: www.graceic.org * 936-856-2455

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

He has new revelation on the subject and new illustrations from world events, Israel & the Middle East
Click here to listen to an audio excerpt of Dr. Crum’s teaching on “Royal Dynasty”:


For more info:  https://martygabler.com/ctk-conference/


Influence For Proliferation

Influence For Proliferation

According to the revelation of Prophet Isaiah, our children are to have a greater inheritance and influence than we have had (also Prov 13:22). That cannot happen without facilitation and that begins with the hearts of the fathers turned (by designed effort) to the children. Undeniable and lasting influence and facilitation are by the blessing (by large-groupverbalization and by touch) of children by fathers. Abraham’s blessings are claimed by the descendants of both of his sons even to this day. Jacob’s blessings upon his 12 sons were evidenced by the proliferation of 12 entire tribes who still possess some of the most valuable and strategic property on earth. The most powerful nations on earth have not been able to breach those God-ordained blessings. We see, therefore, the great significance of spiritual fathers enlarging their tent to embrace persons whose natural fathers had no spiritual deposit for them. It is wise to note that Prophet Malachi shows our Lord’s desire not only for the hearts of the fathers to be turned to the children but also the hearts of the children to be turned to the fathers (Mal 4:6). It would seem to be a two-way street of children reaching to fathers as well as visa-versa.

(This is a continuation of articles on “Our Sphere Of Influence.”)

Marty & Kathy’s Concerning The Kingdom Conference March 6-8, 2013

For more info:  https://martygabler.com/ctk-conference/

APOSTLE JIM HODGES is speaking at the 6th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference

Audio excerpt of JIM HODGES speaking at CTK Conference:  http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-03-03T21_50_48-08_00

KATHY AND MELISSA are speaking at the 6th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference

Audio excerpt of KATHY AND MELISSA speaking at 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”:


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

God’s Great Hand

Word given at Saddle Creek Church: The 4:12 Center on 2-17-13:

Forget not your God. Forget not who He is. Forget not His greatness. Forget not what He has done and know that He is still working in the earth. He is still working in behalf of His people. For the Lord your God does not simply have a Hand, He has a Great Hand. And when He puts His Hand forth, thathand stop which He intends to stay will stay and not get around that Hand. For the Lord your God has, in recent months, stayed enemy attacks upon this your nation. The Lord your God has stayed attacks upon His people Israel. The Lord your God has moved behind the scenes that cannot be spoken of in public, cannot be aired on news broadcasts. But the Lord has stayed the enemy and has stayed his attempts to destroy the liberties of those who enjoy the liberty of speaking of this Christ, of taking His message to the four corners of the earth. The Lord has stayed things in your personal life in recent weeks that you are not aware of because I will not always announce to you overtly and in a dramatic way what I have done for you. Just know that I am your beneficent Father, my eye is upon the sparrow that falls, so how much more is my eye upon you? Not only is my eye upon you but when I see certain things I stretch forth my Hand and I stay the enemy. I have stayed the enemy even this week against your nation, against Israel and against your household. And in future, look to me and rejoice because I am the Great God with a Great Hand and I stay the enemy in your behalf.

Marty & Kathy’s Concerning The Kingdom Conference March 6-8, 2013

For more info:  https://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”:



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