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Love And Serve

family

 

I remember hearing about a man who attended a seminar and upon arriving told someone that he had come there to learn how to manage his family. One of the older leaders responded something on this order, “Don’t try to manage your family; learn to love and serve them, then leadership in the family will come as a by-product of the loving and serving.”
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her” (Eph.5:25, NKJV)


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Doing More With More Results-Part 2

More Kingdom advancements (continued from Monday):
 (3) The other side of the world

Within minutes of their occurrence, we receive reports of miracles and miraculous intervention from the other side of the globe. Prophecy, declaration and intercession are all in real-time with the events. We can put Global communications, Europesomeone in another country inside 24 hours or put training materials there within a few days or put materials there in a few seconds by emailing files. We have emailed files within minutes to countries 1,000’s of miles away to become part of the curriculum of brand new Bible schools.

   (4) People getting saved while reading magazine

Business people have been saved while reading prophetic declarations in FICMI magazine (Jorge and Lorena Gamboa-Free In Christ Ministries). These ministers designed the magazine to reach the lost. It is placed in businesses all over the greater Houston area. They are putting our monthly prophetic declarations in the magazine in place of a horoscope.

   (5) Prophecy over man elected governor

In another country I prophesied to a man that he would go into politics and open doors for the Kingdom to advance in his country. At that time, he was not involved in politics. He ended up running for governor. He was opposed by a mafia-backed candidate. The day before the election, they had him thrown in jail and the newspaper had already printed the front page announcing his opponent’s victory. BUT he won the election while in jail and the newspaper had to reprint. He has since opened doors of opportunity for the Kingdom to advance in his country.
(This is the seventh excerpt from “Advancing With The Kingdom” written by Marty Gabler in SEEC Magazine Volume 18 Issue 2.  Excerpts are posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


May The Lord Do A Life-Work

thrilled

 

May the Lord do a life-work in you before the end of this week. May it be a work
that will settle something, that will loose something, that will open up something,
that will thrill your soul and cause your spirit to soar. May it be a part of your
present victories and your future accomplishments.

“…we pray for you all the time—pray that our God will make you fit for what he’s
called you to be, pray that he’ll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own
energy so that it all amounts to something. If your life honors the name of Jesus,
he will honor you. Grace is behind and through all of this, our God giving himself
freely, the Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely.” (2Thess.1:11-12, Msg)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine


Doing More With More Results

We can do far more now with more results. In this year we can do what we could not do 100 years ago, even 50 years ago. We ministered to the Attorney General in another country while he was in the reception area of his president’s office waiting for his appointment. We spoke with him over the phone connection of a laptop computer. 

 New Age Office  (1) Annual report

Recently we received the annual report from our server for our blog page (martygabler.com. In 2012, 60 countries visited our blog page but in 2013, 78 countries visited our blog page. We receive regular hits from several Middle East countries including Israel. Just in the last few days there were visits from Mozambique, Serbia,  Mexico, Argentina, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Philippines, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Colombia, Australia, Egypt and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The list for the last 30 days is much longer. Some of those people have left comments on the blog page in broken and misspelled English thanking us for the truths we post, telling us what it has meant to them and asking us to please continue. Yes, the Kingdom is even advancing technologically. 

   (2) FaceBook 

Face Book has brought us back into contact with family members,  old friends and neighbors of mine and Kathy’s that we haven’t seen or heard from in many years. By means of that bridge we are, once again, able to speak into their lives. People that we pastored in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s have contacted us and those contacts have served to bridge other gaps of relationships that faded away over time. But those threads in the fabric of the advancing Kingdom have been rejoined for more effectiveness.
(No. 3-5 of up-to-date advancements will be posted Wednesday.)

(This is the sixth excerpt from “Advancing With The Kingdom” written by Marty Gabler in SEEC Magazine Volume 18 Issue 2.  Excerpts are posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


Challenged To A New Level

next levelAs the people of God assemble today, may they be filled with the fullness
of God and challenged to a new level in what our Lord has in His purposes
for each member of the Body of Christ, as we stand for our families and as
we confront the present climate of culture in our nation.

“May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length,
and depth, and height;  19  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth
knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.  20  Now unto
him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that worketh in us,” (Eph.3:18-20, KJV)


Not Fall In Snare

SnareWe shall not fall subject to the fowler’s snare.
Though snares be laid for us, we will not stray

from our Lord’s precepts nor His presence.
He will keep us.

“The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I
have not strayed from Your precepts.” (Ps.119:110, NKJV)

“The wicked do their best to throw me off track,
but I don’t swerve an inch from your course.”

(Ps.119:110, Msg)


 

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You Haven’t Seen Everything

A few months ago we were battling with financial and physical matters. Every solution I could think of was blocked and I couldn’t see any resolve, even on the horizon. Through the course of those days it seemed that a sense of panic would creep up in my gut. Honestly, I had come to the conclusion that we were in a pit that was hopeless.

out of holeAfter wrestling with this insurmountable dilemma for about two weeks, and arriving at certain negative conclusions (trying to choke back panic and hopelessness), I dreamed that I was standing in a wide-open place. I noticed a man walking toward me. When he got right in front of me he stopped and looked me right in the eye. He raised his hand, pointed at me and, matter-of-factly said, “You haven’t seen everything.” Then I woke up.

My foregone conclusions had me convinced that I had exhausted all possibilities because I felt I had seen everything (in all my musings and mental exercises) that might be brought to bear on the difficulties, and those things just simply were not available to us as a solution.

A trembling began down deep inside as I realized that the word in the dream was absolutely correct. I had not seen everything. Within 72 hours the whole thing turned around! Please understand that you have not seen everything. Not only have you not seen everything, but there are things that have not yet been formed in your behalf. (Compare Job 26:12-14; Isa.48:6-7; 1Cor.2:9) The cloud “the size of a man’s hand” did not begin to form until Elijah’s servant walked down to the sea and looked the seventh time (1K.18:44). Because the Kingdom is advancing and bringing with it facilitation for purpose “some of the best days of your life haven’t happened yet.” The Kingdom is advancing and, as you are in the Kingdom, it is advancing you with it.

(This is the fifth excerpt from “Advancing With The Kingdom” written by Marty Gabler in SEEC Magazine Volume 18 Issue 2. Excerpts are posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)
The article in its entirety may be read at this link:  https://martygabler.com/articles/


Everything You Fear Has Limitations

space

 

Everything you fear has limitations.
“I have seen a limit to everything else,
but your commandments have no limit.”
(Ps.119:96, GW)

 


World System Invaded

Babies are typically considered quite vulnerable. They are very small, very soft and simply cannot defend themselves. A baby cannot hold a sword or run fast to escape. Yet, a powerful, baby crawldetermined king could not destroy the baby Jesus. When thousands of babies had been slaughtered, the king’s powerful reach could not touch baby Jesus (Matt.2:16). So powerfully, so authoritatively was this world system invaded that it could not touch even one tiny baby who was foreordained to be the embodiment of the advancing Kingdom of God in this earth (compare Mk.2:12). Rome had conquered the world but it didn’t know what to do with a carpenter from Nazareth (Lk.23:4). He walked about freely demonstrating the Kingdom of God (Lk.11:20). He confounded the proponents of false religion (Matt.12:2-5, 24-28). They set a guard on His tomb but could not prevent the invigorating power of the rule of God over death nor could they prevent Jehovah-Sabaoth’s messenger from rolling back the sealed tombstone. The rule and authority of God to finish what He started is unstoppable.
(This is the fourth excerpt from “Advancing With The Kingdom” written by Marty Gabler in SEEC Magazine Volume 18 Issue 2. Excerpts are posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)

The article in its entirety may be read at this link:  https://martygabler.com/articles/


Careful What We Speak

 

hands to mouth

 

Let us be careful what we say.
The Lord doesn’t want what we
speak falling to the ground. (1Sam.3:19)

“Set a guard, O Lord, before my mouth;
keep watch at the door of my lips.”Ps. 141:3, Amp)


Increase In Spite Of The Negatives

In spite of the angle of descent of morals and values, in spite of what the world money market looks like, in spite of what the state of the union looks like, we stand on the brink of a destiny that our forefathers horizonnever imagined (Jer.33:3)—But it will require moving from being waiters and observers to acting. It will require shifting, modifications, transitions and intense exertion:  the “violent” action of Matt.11:12 which means “intense exertion.” It is not violent in the sense of doing persons harm but in the sense of putting forth effort (i.e., intense exertion) in opposition to things that oppose purpose. We must oppose darkness like opposing a rattlesnake trying to crawl up in our bed. We must do it for our King and for a generation.

(This is the third excerpt from “Advancing With The Kingdom” written by Marty Gabler in SEEC Magazine Volume 18 Issue 2. Excerpts are posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)

The article in its entirety may be read at this link:  https://martygabler.com/articles/

 


Walking Through Walls

ThroughWall

 

As the people of God assemble today, may the Lord walk through walls of opposition,
walls of impossibility, walls individuals have built between themselves and other members
of the body of Christ. May He miraculously walk through every barrier into our midst
today so that He might release in us and through us His peace, gifts and redemptive power.

“That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were
afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them!
“Peace be with you,” he said.” (Jn.20:19, NLT)

 


Blood Sugar To Proper Level

blood flow

 

 

May your blood-sugar come to proper levels and
may all your organs and limbs receive the properly
oxygenated blood they need for long and strong life.
“My power will be fresh every day, and the bow in
my hand will remain new.” (Job 29:20, GW)


 

Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their articles in
the latest issue of their ministry magazine, SEEC Magazine.
CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine


God’s Government Increasing

River


Prophet Isaiah (9:7) assures us that “There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.” The Kingdom of God is the government of God in action—God’s will being acted out (Matt.6:10)—and we are assured in the Word of God that His government will increase with a never-ending increase.

(This is the second excerpt from “Advancing With The Kingdom” written by Marty Gabler in SEEC Magazine Volume 18 Issue 2. Excerpts are posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)

The article in its entirety may be read at this link:  https://martygabler.com/articles/


Avenues Of Discount

purchase

 

May the Lord help tithers and givers to find ways to save money on purchases. May your eyes be opened to avenues of discount and event-sales that you have not been aware of previously. May you pay off purchases ahead of time and save on interest rates. May the Lord grant you favor to do business with those who are of the household of faith and bless them as you enjoy peace with them in the purchasing process.
“I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.” (Isa.45:3, NKJV)

 


Advancing With The Kingdom

clock n gearsI invite you to fill in the blank:  In spite of ______________, the Kingdom of God is advancing.  The Kingdom is advancing in spite of anything you can put in that blank (Isa.9:7). You are part of something that is bigger than you are and it is still standing and it is still advancing. (1) The wall is still standing. You and I may only be small pebbles in its makeup but we are part of the wall that is still standing.  (2) You and I may not even vaguely resemble King David but we are part of David’s kingly, warring company. (3) You and I may not be Gideon but we are part of the Gideon company that does not consider the odds. We consider Him who has called us.  (4) You and I may not be the whole bucket of water that is being thrown on the fire but we are drops in that bucket that are putting out flames.  (5) You and I may not be the hands on the clock but, behind the face, we are some of those parts that enable those notable hands to advance.

(This is the first excerpt from “Advancing With The Kingdom” written by Marty Gabler in SEEC Magazine Volume 18 Issue 2. Excerpts are posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)

The article in its entirety is available at this link:  “Advancing With The Kingdom”


Eyes Open And Aware

eyes wide open

 

May the Lord open the eyes of His people that they be aware of chicanery and fraud before they become victim to it. May those who have fallen victim have their loss restored seven times, while those who cheat others learn the error of their ways.
“But even so, he is fined seven times as much as he stole, though it may mean selling everything in his house to pay it back.” (Prov.6:31, Living Bible)


“Advancing The Kingdom” — Kathy’s message from the SEEC
Kingdom Conference 2014 (52 min.)
Click link below to listen:
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-05-04T04_57_51-07_00

 


Reach For What’s In Reach

Reaching
We are being equipped so that the Kingdom of our God can advance in us and through us. It’s going to involve taking dominion and bringing God’s order into all the mountains of culture and into individual lives and into circumstances and into history.   Not every act of dominion is going to be as quick as stopping the wind and waves because changing the powers-that-be may take a while in some cases, but let’s do this.  Let’s be sons that reach for what’s in reach. Let’s be the sons that bring the order that creation is groaning for.  It starts with crying out, “Bid me Come, Lord.”

(This is the last excerpt from the article “Bid Me Come” written by Kathy Gabler in Volume 18 Issue 3 of SEEC Magazine. Excerpts are posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


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and Worship Music: 
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Praying HIS Requests

congregation praying

 

As the people of God assemble today, may our Lord’s prayer requests be prayed
by His people.  
May those things He desires on earth, in the lives of people be
prayed in agreement with His heart and purposes.

“In this manner, therefore, pray:  Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10  Your kingdom come.  Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matt.6:9-10, NKJV)

 


May You Exert Energy

jump up

 

May you exert energy just because you want to delight yourself in
the Lord Who is your wholeness and strength. May family and
friends speak of your good health.

“Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate
with life!” (Prov.3:8, Msg)


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Melissa Gabler and the Grace Worship Band 4-13-14
*Sound is best enjoyed with ear buds or headphones.*
CLICK HERE:  WORSHIP/SOAKING MUSIC

 

 


What Kind Of Man Is This?

They said of Jesus: “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”  (Mt.8:27) This is the kind of man that exemplifies a son that creation groans for, the kind of man man capethat believes God delegated authority to mankind in Genesis that is still in effect.  Jesus lived as the kind of man that would overcome opposing circumstances and even natural boundaries to bring circumstances into alignment with God’s will, the kind of son who does what he sees the Father doing.  We can do this.  Dominion is doable.  I have a good friend who is gearing up to take dominion over land in Israel that will affect the future and destinies of a generation there. Her plan is incremental, purchase by purchase, life by life.  She’s not doing this because she is experienced at it, but because it is an obedience.  It’s what she sees the Father doing.  I know another lady that was told when she was twenty-three that she would not live long.  Her response was, “That can’t be.  I have too much to do.”  And now in her fifties, she was proven right.  She has lived to build an orphanage in Africa that she makes regular trips to maintain and expand.  By her decision and words she took dominion over a diagnosis and continues to do what she sees the Father doing.  We just have to decide whether we are going to live on the bench with condemnation and fig leaves in fear or doubt, or put on our cape and leotard with the big golden “S” for SON and reach beyond natural to Super-natural and do what Father said we could and would and should.  That is participating and cooperating with the prayer, “Lord, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
(This is the seventh excerpt from the article “Bid Me Come” written by Kathy Gabler in Volume 18 Issue 3 of SEEC Magazine. Excerpts are posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)

 


May Property Sell

for-sale

 

May the Lord work in behalf of His people so that property sells for the price that it is worth.
May buyers and sellers come together in a timely fashion. May all proceedings and closings
proceed to the desired end without a hitch.

“For God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of Israel, says, “Life is going to return to normal.
Homes and fields and vineyards are again going to be bought in this country.”’ (Jer.32:15, Msg)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their articles in
the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine

 


To Reach Potential

jumping across“BID me COME,” is a longing to experience the Kingdom of God.  “BID me COME,” is a longing to demonstrate the Authority of God so that my life is more than typical, average Christianity.  It is a longing from the heart of our Father to provoke generations to come to reach their potential in Christ.  The only way we will leave a weak, uninspiring heritage is if we ignore that cry of “BID me COME” within us.  I know I am not a young thing to tackle such a quest, but I also know that even time and age have to bow to the purposes of God.  The empowering truth is that “BID me COME” trumps age.  We are never too old or too young to take ground for His purposes. 
(This is the sixth excerpt from the article “Bid Me Come” written by Kathy Gabler in Volume 18 Issue 3 of SEEC Magazine. Excerpts are posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


The Lord’s Protection

wall protection

 


May the wall of our Lord’s protection be drawn around His people today;
around their property, their belongings, their good name, their accounts
and passwords.

“You are all around me—in front of me and in back of me.
You lay your hand on me.” (Ps.139:5, GW)


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CLICK HERE:  The Word Is Mighty In You