Daily Devotions

Archive for March, 2015

That We May Lead A Quiet Life

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If such an outcome were not possible, we would not be instructed by our Lord to pray this way: “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,  2  for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” (1Tim.2:1-2, NKJV)


Marty on KPLE-TV
“The Journey” with Robin Durham and Compass Ministries.
Subject: “New Testament Prophecy”
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO WATCH–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pJT7ykeCE


Respond To The Intimidation

ThinkingManThe spirits that Goliath, Athaliah and Michal characterize are still operating in these days. The point of difficulty we reach in dealing with these spirits is that they employ likely human personalities to most effectively intimidate those pressing forward in change. Individuals and church groups will both face the sting of these characters as we come closer to realizing our destiny. It is the human voice that is intimidating pastors and leaders into digressing from what they joyously began walking in just a few short years ago. The threat of financial loss and the loss of membership are strong factors of intimidation and discouragement that the enemy is using. We must face these facts, identify the facts and scripturally respond to the intimidation.

(This is the fourth excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Seek And Save The Lost

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As the people of God assemble today may they realize
the completeness of God for the condition of lost mankind
and live and speak representatively that the lost may know
the One they are longing for.

“Indeed, the Son of Man has come to seek and to save
people who are lost.” (Lk.19:10, GW)


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


The Spirit At Work Within You

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May the list of people grow who benefit because of the Word and Spirit of God that are at work in you and through you.
“But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.” (Acts 1:8, Amp)


Marty on KPLE-TV
“The Journey” with Robin Durham and Compass Ministries.
Subject: “New Testament Prophecy”
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO WATCH–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pJT7ykeCE


Forms Of Opposition

ChessOpposedThis passage of scripture (“But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.” —2Sam 5:17) gives us the general idea that we, like David, are being opposed as we move forward with God and embrace the changes He is taking us through. In this article I want to show you four forms this opposition will take: 1) Giants represent the difficulties of change. 2) Athaliah represents that which attempts to prevent change. 3) Michal represents those who resent change. 4) Sanballat represents change being misrepresented.
(This is the third excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Considering The Coming Generation

BabylonEmpireWhen considering the coming generation who have set their hearts
on the Lord, instead of fearfully asking: What is going to happen to
Daniel, or to Joseph or to David?

Perhaps we should be expectantly asking:  What is going to happen
to Babylon, Egypt and Goliath?

”Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me!
We are for signs and wonders in Israel  From the Lord of hosts,
Who dwells in Mount Zion.” (Isa.8:18, NKJV)


Marty on KPLE-TV
“The Journey” with Robin Durham and Compass Ministries.
Subject: “New Testament Prophecy”
TO WATCH CLICK ON THIS LINK–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pJT7ykeCE


Too Dangerous

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Some people in the Bible had similar experiences with attacks and opposition. When the tribes of Israel got together and anointed David king, the Philistines went searching for him to take him out of the picture. “But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.” (2Sam 5:17). They realized that they had passed up a great opportunity to destroy David and now intended to correct their mistake. Now that the anointing had come upon David for his destiny, he was too dangerous. So, a concerted effort was mounted to remove him from any possible scenario which would bring Israel to the victorious state which God’s word had prophesied.
(This is the second excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Listen to an audio excerpt of Marty speaking at Kingdom Conference.
CLICK ON THIS LINK: 
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-02T21_56_59-08_00


It Is The Growing Season

SeedlingComingUpOn the way to church Sunday morning I noticed many plants coming up out of the ground.  From just a seed, they had pushed their way through the resistant soil.  That seed could not be seen down in the ground but it was there developing and pushing and coming up.   As the seed began to sprout, the tiny plant began to push and push toward the light.  There is an unseen pathway that leads from the seed to the surface of the ground where the light has drawn it so that it might grow, mature and bring forth the plant, the tree, the fruit that the seed had in it all along; it just needed to push along that unseen path and extend into the light to be able to release what was in it all along.  We are going to see seeds come forth that were planted in our lives, the lives of family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, former church members. A seed came into existence to grow, not just sit and do nothing.  It is the growing season—expect the seed to grow.
“But as for that [seed] in the good soil, these are [the people] who, hearing the Word, hold it fast in a just (noble, virtuous) and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience.” (Lk.8:15, Amp)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 1
CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine


No Change Without Opposition

PushingOnWallHas anyone recently felt as though they are under attack? In the Kingdom of God there is no such thing as change without opposition. We are now in an unprecedented time of history when change is a frequent factor in the lives of those in the Kingdom of God. I have had people tell me that before they came to Christ their lives were not all that much of a struggle but since beginning to follow the Lord they have been in one spiritual battle after another. When we accept Jesus, we are inducted into the army of God. He puts a robe of righteousness on us and armor which become a conspicuous uniform identifying which army we belong to. When we receive a prophecy and begin to walk it out or when we begin to hunger for the things of God which we have never experienced, we become a nuisance to that which prefers to perpetuate the status quo. The enemy of the people of God knows that to let us go unhindered is to consent to defeat without a struggle. His most effective, time-proven weapons are intimidation and discouragement.
(This is the first excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


Marty on KPLE-TV
“The Journey” with Robin Durham and Compass Ministries.
Subject: “New Testament Prophecy”
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO WATCH->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pJT7ykeCE


Harvest With New Strategies

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As the people of God assemble today may they look
upon the fields that are white unto harvest.
May they look upon them with love and compassion
and with new and effective strategies.

”Arise, O God, judge the earth;  For You shall inherit all nations.” (Ps.82:8, NKJV)


Marty on KPLE-TV  (Interview Part 1 – Program #203)
“The Journey” with Robin Durham and Compass Ministries.
Subject: “New Testament Prophecy”
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pJT7ykeCE


New Testament Prophecy

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Marty on KPLE-TV  (Interview Part 1 – Program #203)

“The Journey” with Robin Durham and Compass Ministries. 

Subject: “New Testament Prophecy”

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO WATCH–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pJT7ykeCE


Candidates To Participate

SeaSunEven before the resurrection, the sea water had its normal density and the body of Jesus had its proper density, yet Jesus walked on water (Matt.14:26). This LORD of the many-layered wisdom of God (Eph.3:10) is not bound by dimensions, nor by the poverty of human experience, nor by the laws of gravity or mass. Therefore, the advancing of His Kingdom and the sons of that Kingdom are candidates to participate in what their King has set up.
”Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” (Isa.9:7)


Marty on KPLE-TV  (Interview Part 1 – Program #203)
“The Journey” with Robin Durham and Compass Ministries.
Subject: “New Testament Prophecy”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pJT7ykeCE


Lead Us Not Into Temptation

ShepherdLeadAnd lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil” (Matt.6:13. . . At first glance, this sounds like this is asking God not to tempt us when James 1:13, tells us that God tempts no man to evil.  So a son wouldn’t suspect his Father of doing that.   One of the meanings of temptation here is adversity.  Neither would sons ask Father to keep us from adversity, because a mature son knows better than to expect not having to grow in character through overcoming.   I think The Message may have captured the heart of this phrase:  Mat 6:13  Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.  One of the meanings of the Greek word translated here as “not” is “lest,” which means “for fear that.”   That would lend this phrase to say, “Father lead us and deliver us from evil for fear that we will fall to temptation if You don’t.”   And as a son with that understanding, my prayer would be in agreement, “May I live my life today showing that I am not under the dictates and influence of temptation because I am delivered from the evil one”.  I can pray that with confident expectation because Thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory.   Therefore, we pray as sons, knowing our Father has, and always will have, the prevailing governmental order and the authoritative power and the ultimate manifestation of His every intent . . . forever.
(This is the twelfth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Praying As Sons“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page)


Basic Good Sense

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May the Lord give us wisdom and basic good sense to not give out any personal information that we do not have to give out.  May we be able to make sound decisions and do without something, if necessary, to prevent releasing any information that would give a thief advantage.
“For skillful and godly Wisdom shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you. 11 Discretion shall watch over you, understanding shall keep you, 12 To deliver you from the way of evil and the evil men, from men who speak perverse things and are liars, 13 Men who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness, 14 Who rejoice to do evil and delight in the perverseness of evil, 15 Who are crooked in their ways, wayward and devious in their paths.” (Prov.2:10-15, Amp)


Investing In Our Future

ChainsBrokenForgiveness is an investment in your future. It is not about staying saved or deserving, it is about investing wisely.  And forgive us our debts AS we forgive our debtors is a declaration that we understand Father’s governing principle and we know our personal responsibility in living it out.  I have to think God was emphasizing a consistent and continuous release that forgiveness brings, a continual unfettering of others to unfetter ourselves from our issues, a continual coming to freedom and deliverance to live as God intended, free to be who we were born to be for our Father’s glory.  

(This is the eleventh excerpt from Kathy’s article “Praying As Sons“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page)


More Vitality

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May you be healthier and have more vitality by the
end of this year than you did at the beginning of the year.

 
”Your people grow stronger, and you, the God of gods,
will be seen in Zion.” (Ps.84:7, CEV)


Marty audio excerpt
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-02T21_56_59-08_00

Kathy audio excerpt
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-01T21_26_17-08_00


Untethered From A Future Dictated By The Past

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Mature sons know that walking confidently in the freedom and power of forgiveness only happens “AS” we forgive others and un-tether them from a future dictated by the past. As we release others, dead or alive, from what they owe us in apology for pain, hassle, grief or injustice, we are freed up from the debt we have built.  Debt erased from our future will change it.  (Matt.6:12)

(This is the tenth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Praying As Sons“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 1
CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine


Living Stones

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As the people of God assemble today may there be people who realize that is where they belong and allow God to set them in as a living stone to be a viable part of the local vision.

“Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you’ll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God.” (1Pe.2:6, Msg)


Press Toward The Mark

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May we not allow what we hear and see in the moment of great trial, in the moment of great pressure, in the days of nothing happening (from our line of sight) to talk us out of the prize.

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil.3:14, KJV)

“I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.” (Phil.3:14, Msg)


Forgive Us Our Debts

SunRoadGrassForgive us our debts as we also forgive our debtors. . . And forgive us our debts AS we forgive our debtors.  I wonder if a healthy father-son relationship means having to continually ask for forgiveness?  I think many Christians feel this part of the prayer is a directive to always be sure we are still saved, but that is not praying as a son.  A healthy son does not continually question if he is still a part of the family.  This statement, more than a petition to be forgiven, is submission to a mature son’s discipline and training.  Forgiveness un-tethers us so our lives do not revolve around our conflicts.  Forgiveness changes our focus from failure to future.
(This is the ninth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Praying As Sons“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page)


Listen to a brief excerpt of Marty speaking:
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-02T21_56_59-08_00

 


Connect With Coming Generations

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For the benefit of coming generations may the Lord help us to connect effectively with coming generations so that we may impart the values and principles of Holy Scripture. 

”And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you rise up.” (Deut.11:19, Amp)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 1
CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine


Our Daily Bread

Give us this day our daily bread. . . In a healthy father-son relationship, a son does not ask his father for BibleBreadenough food to be sustained for a day.  (Matt.6:8 already stated Father is aware of our needs even before we are.)  Give us this day our daily bread, more than a request, is a declaration of trust that our Father will decide the right portion, daily.  Rather than a mere petition, it is a declaration of agreement when we realize that our Father already knows the portion of provision (physically, financially, circumstantially) that we need in our lives today, not just to survive but to be fulfilled and equipped and successful.  This declaration is not a frugal request for bread crumbs to fight off hunger and poverty; rather it is an agreement with unlimited means for whatever is needed to walk out our purpose and bring glory to our Father.  He knows not only what we are to accomplish and steward in our day, but also in our lifetime, and He also knows the provision and timing of portions necessary to do so.  “Give us this day our daily bread” is deliberate agreement with our Father’s apportioning for life and purpose on a daily basis.  That means if I need $5000 today so it will gain interest and be an exact amount needed forty months from now, that $5000 will be part of my daily bread today.  As sons we steward relationships, money, circumstances, business and mandates.  If we trust Father to apportion our daily provision, that provision will be neither limited nor wasteful, but I believe understanding this as a declaration of agreement will definitely blow our doors with the changes it brings to our lives.  That prayer is agreement with (1) Father’s economy, (2) Father’s accounting and (3) Father’s agenda.

(This is the eighth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Praying As Sons“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page)


Alive And Active

BibleOpenThe Word of God is alive and active and cannot stop being alive and active. May the redemptive, productive Word you heard days ago or even years ago be alive and active in you today, producing fruit unto righteousness, life to the glory of our Lord’s name.

”God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what.” (Heb.4:12-13, Msg)


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

Volume 19 Issue 1

CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine

We pray this issue will edify and equip you
for our Lord’s Kingdom purposes,
Marty & Kathy

In This Issue:

2015 Declarations———-Marty Gabler

Praying As Sons——-——Kathy Gabler

Advancing——————-—Jim Hodges

Remnant Pulled Out

Of The Remnant————–Dr. Don Crum

The 4-P Principle———-Simon Purvis

Stand————————-—Melissa Gabler

The Gift Of Miracles——Lynn Burling

Forgetting Those

Things Behind———-—Caroline Aycock


Thy Will Be Done

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Thy will be done on earth as in heaven
. . . A son can choose to agree with His Father’s will whether he knows it specifically or not in any situation because he knows his Father and trusts his Father’s wisdom.  A son can also pray this prayer of agreement because he understands the “givens,” those conditions, designs and circumstances that reflect His Father’s will.

(This is the seventh excerpt from Kathy’s article “Praying As Sons“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page)


Kathy–a brief audio excerpt:
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-01T21_26_17-08_00