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Extraordinary Events Of Christmas

shepherds-and-angelThe Christmas events were extraordinary. Angels were active and interactive with the characters in the event. Persons of high rank got personally involved at great expense. Individuals of lowly birth and lowly means played as important a role as those of higher caste. Divine intervention and protection and wisdom kept the characters in pace and in place. Signs and wonders served to help the characters get into position at just the right time to be supply for Mary and Joseph and the Little One they were privileged to raise up for the saving of a nation.

Let us do far more than delight in the extraordinary events of the Christmas Advent. Let us consider them as that which was initiated to become the ordinary, all year long, for those who would embrace this Extraordinary One born in such an extraordinary way.

“And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, just as it had been told them.” (Lk 2:20, Amp)

 

 

 

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Due Time

Rocket LaunchingExpectancy comes alive at the intersection of Prepared and Due-Time.  By the time the prepared son or daughter intersects with Due-Time, something’s gotta  give, something’s gotta change, something’s gotta manifest in the earth as in heaven.  An expectant woman goes through nine months of preparation and transformation to get to due time of delivery.  People of purpose go through twenty days, twenty weeks, twenty months or twenty years, (twenty signifying the time needed to prepare and transform into God’s order), to get to due time.  A holy EXPECTANCY  announces you are on that threshold of God’s good plans ready to be propelled into what has been developing for tangible manifestation.

(This is the last excerpt from Kathy’s article “Expectancy.”  SEEC Magazine Volume 17 Issue 5)

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In this 2 min. audio encouragement Kathy
declares: “Your Redeemer lives and He is
able to buy back time that the locusts have eaten.”
CLICK ON THIS LINK to listen: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-14T04_56_06-07_00


Misguided Expectancy

balloonsI pray release right now for those who are gifted, called, anointed and skilled for life purpose, yet are walking unfulfilled because of misguided expectancy.  Expectancy falls short if “be fruitful and multiply” only means duplication or mass production.  Expectancy is short-circuited if we are determined to fit the mold of a previous model.  Expectancy is distorted if it is influenced by personal issues like a need for attention or affirmation or acceptance.  Expectancy is diseased if it is driven by fear or shame or pride.  So, let’s cooperate with Father as He breaks the thought patterns that lead to misguided expectancy so that we successfully break out of life cycles of frustration and disappointment.

(This is the seventh excerpt from Kathy’s article “Expectancy.”  SEEC Magazine Volume 17 Issue 5)

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The Distinctives Of Our Obediences

roses_different colorsIn considering a variation on a theme (from my last post), there is a deep breath of freedom in realizing your rose will not have to be exact to a previous pattern.  It is good news to know that even if you perceive your call and purpose, that still does not lock down every detail about its ultimate expression.  As surely as we must all mature toward the image of Christ in character and relationship (as sons), so we must mature in our understanding of calling and purpose through the distinctives of our obediences.  I suspect history will likely prove our footprints as unique as our fingerprints.

(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Expectancy.”  SEEC Magazine Volume 17 Issue 5)

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Click on this link to read the latest issue of SEEC Magazine * December 2013/January 2014.
CLICK HERE:  Kathy & Marty’s Articles
We believe that this issue of SEEC Magazine will edify you,
Marty & Kathy Gabler
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Expectancy: Variations On A Theme

Let’s take the lid off Expectancy through Variations on a Theme:  I have seen artists do variations on a theme, like roses for example.  With twenty artists painting roses, the rose rainbowcolors and shapes and sizes and details vary to such extremes that the results are unique beyond imagination.  I believe that it would help us clear some of the fog about our life calling and purpose if we expected a variation on a theme, if we expected our lives to produce a unique expression of obedience.   For too long many of us have lived in EXPECTANCY that is limited in scope, especially regarding purpose, calling and fulfillment.  Purpose often gets narrowed down to constricted categories as either religious, noble callings or secular, ignoble callings that are simply necessary functions in society.   Experience and tradition narrow thinking even further by defining the most noble to be callings of God as those within the church structure or system.   Even the gifts of the Spirit have been so narrowly confined that we don’t expect a word of knowledge outside a church service nor do we expect a working of miracles in secular corporations or classrooms.  All these limited definitions have dictated our EXPECTANCY level and eventually our outcomes.  The theme of all our lives should be to glorify God on the earth by accomplishing the work , (effort or occupation) He has given us to do, (John 17:4, NAU)   There is no need to box that in, instead, let’s keep the theme of doing what you were born to do open to the Holy Spirit’s variations.  Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to direct our EXPECTANCY and determine how we paint a rose in our lifetime. 

(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Expectancy.”  SEEC Magazine Volume 17 Issue 5)

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 Marty brings an encouraging word in this 2 min. audio.The Word of God is working in you!

Click on this link to listen: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-30T07_51_04-07_00

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Quenching Fiery Darts

ShieldThere are some people who, throughout 2013, have tried to hold up the shield that quenches the fiery darts coming against them and their family and their church. But because of continued wearying circumstances, you have wearily lowered that shield and some of the darts and accusations have gotten through and done damage. Entering into 2014, you are getting that shield back up and into position by realizing and declaring, “But the Word of God says______.” As you quote the Word in the face of the incoming fiery darts, faith will begin to arise and you will, once again, lift the shield that quenches the darts. 2014 for you will be a season of quenching the fiery darts with the Word of faith.

“Above all, take the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” (Eph.6:16)

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Click on this link to read the latest issue of SEEC Magazine * December 2013/January 2014.
CLICK HERE:  Kathy & Marty’s Articles
We believe that this issue of SEEC Magazine will edify you,
Marty & Kathy Gabler

 
 

Coming To New Expectations

break chainMarty released a mid-year prophecy in July that God was breaking patterns.  He explained that the patterns of thought or steps our thinking usually follows were being changed (broken and rerouted) by God.  That, of course, ultimately means getting to different conclusions and opinions.  I would add here that also means coming to new expectations.  Old patterns being broken will include old cycles of memories and emotions as well as old paradigms that unknowingly limit God in our lives.  Those old patterns broken will also make some of our unbelief and mis-beliefs obvious, and we will be freed up to move beyond them.  So my expectation is new paths and new outcomes.  The exciting point here is that if we learn to think more like our Father, our confident expectations (hope) will nurture genuine faith and all that God-pleasing faith can bring to pass.  

(This is the fifth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Expectancy.”  SEEC Magazine Volume 17 Issue 5)

 
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“I have held back the enemy by My Hand.”

In this 2min. Audio file, Marty Gabler brings and encouraging word.

http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-04T13_06_15-07_00

“He is putting gates in your fences.”

In this 3min. audio file, Kathy Gabler brings an encouraging word.

http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-04T13_14_04-07_00

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