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Archive for October, 2015

The Lord Keeps His Own

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The Lord has promised to keep His own, even with flood waters rising
and moons changing to various colors. Even with the threat of financial
and international upheaval God Almighty will keep your life.

“The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life.  8 The Lord
will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and
forevermore.” (Ps.121:7-8,Amp)


Marty brings an encouraging word in this 2 min. audio.
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Disappointment That Distracts

EndOfRoadAnother thing that can distract us from mandate is disappointment. Disappointments can distract us from purpose.  I think some of our greatest battles start with disappointments, and disappointments come most often because we have erroneous expectations or misbeliefs.  For example: if we believe God’s will is for us to live trouble-free, then we set our expectations accordingly.  That’s a misbelief and mis-expectation.  It will never happen.  Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation.”  The only way out of tribulation is to be out of the world.  Misbeliefs, even if they sound like truth, will lead us down a dead-end road into a downward spiral.  If we believe that God’s will is to have trouble-free lives, when there is trouble we will come to one of three dead ends: 1) Accusing God of falling short on His side of covenant, leaving us to live in anger and a sense of betrayal;  2) accusing self of doing something wrong and missing God’s will and smothering ourselves with self-examination and self-judgment;  or 3) accusing the devil of singling us out so that we live in the torment of self-pity and believe we are a helpless victim.  That view of ourselves actually positions us to be a victim and invites more trouble.  God’s will is not being trouble-free.  He would have never allowed the snake in the garden if that were the case.  God’s will is that we step on trouble and overcome it every time it rears its head!
(This is the fifth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple-Part 2“ 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 5
CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
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He is Mighty to Save

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May we lift up our heads from the struggle of battle and 
behold Him who has already overcome, and trust ourselves
completely to Him Who is mighty to save.

“WHO IS this Who comes from Edom, with crimson-stained garments from Bozrah [in Edom]? This One Who is glorious
in His apparel, striding triumphantly in the greatness of His might? It is I, [the One] Who speaks in righteousness [proclaiming
vindication
], mighty to save!” (Isa.63:1, Amp)


 


Distracted by Pain

BackHurtOur mandate is to rebuild this temple to house His presence and His purpose. What distracts us from our mandate? One of the things at the top of the list is pain. Pain has a way of capturing our attention. Pain has a way of becoming a priority, but even pain must bow to God’s authority and power and purpose. Marty hurt his back a few years ago. He laid on the bed begging and pleading for healing and relief. Between groans, he decided to call and cancel the service scheduled for the next day, but the Holy Spirit said, “You are not dealing with this like a son.” “How do I do that, Lord?” he asked aloud. The answer came just as loud. “Declare your position and purpose.”

      Aloud he began to declare, “God has purpose for me in Lockhart, Texas. I will go and do what I was born to do.” Not even remembering how he got off the bed, he found himself packing. He was still in pain, but able to move again. He took ground inch by inch, moment by moment that day. By the time he stood in the pulpit and preached, the pain had completely left him.

      He could have thought like Judah, “I will pursue the purposes of God someday, just not now.” I have to recover first! But as he adjusted his priorities in his thinking, the process of healing began as he headed toward purpose.

(This is the fourth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple-Part 2“ 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.)


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The Focus of Desperation

I laughed at myself as I recalled frantically calling out to the Lord a while back. I was frantic to find a title to a vehicle we were selling. Marty and I had both searched our desks and files, but neither of us could find the title. Rifling through my files one CameraFocusmore time, I suddenly heard myself praying, “Lord, help us. No, seriously, really make something happen this time!” Well, that was certainly no exemplary prayer of faith and power to confess publicly, but it was a powerful prayer in that it turned a light on for me.

As the light came on, I could plainly see the unverbalized script going on behind the scenes. As soon as I had muttered, “Help, Lord,” I thought of praying those same words hundreds of times concerning another situation in my life. The remembrance came to mock me for there was no help showing up after years, no sign of change, no movement whatsoever in my circumstances after those hundreds of prayers. The reminder was not only a damper on expectation for any present help, it was an in-my-face threat that God would not show up with resolve of this title situation.

The voice of desperation does not equal prayer mainly because desperation most often focuses on the problem which is the opposite of a faith focus on the One who has the answer. I suddenly realized I had been whining (hundreds of times), but I had considered it prayer. I repented. The awesome thing about repentance is that it brings change that brings change. Suddenly, in a Holy-Spirit-photo-memory-moment, Marty saw the title and it was right where we had put it, in a forgotten safe place. Hey, that’ll preach, the answer is SAFE until we can see it.

I laughed again. I love the smell of victory, especially even before the smoke of battle clears!  (Kathy Gabler)


Don’t Die on the Vine

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If we don’t seek the kingdom and His righteousness, we can die on the vine.  Dying on the vine means that fruit goes unpicked, food goes uneaten, harvest goes unrealized and destiny goes unfulfilled.  We can be connected to the vine and be on our way to heaven, yet not reach  fulfillment of purpose during our lifetime.  We can love God, yet go through life missing His direction and timing simply because we are not seeking the kingdom, not pursuing a relationship with Him.  

(This is the third excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple-Part 2“ 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 5
CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
Read SEEC Magazine


Bear One Another’s Burdens

BearOthersBurdensAs the people of God assemble today, may the Holy Spirit and the compassion
and loving heart of JESUS Christ move upon each heart so that each one helps
the other bear their burdens with wisdom that is lacking, knowledge and
encouragement that is lacking.

Bear (endure, carry) one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults,
and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah)
and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it]. (Gal.6:2, Amp)


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Catching Ourselves Before We Speak


May we catch ourselves before we let out a stream of negative verbiage
that is in agreement with things that appear as though they are destructive
or potentially destructive. And may we speak over those matters the intent
and will of our God that we have learned from the rich basics of scripture
and the character of God Almighty.

“For you were made rich in every way in him, in all your speech
and in every kind of knowledge—“ (1Cor.1:5, NET)


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Your God-Calling

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Your God-calling is as unique as you are. Your combination of giftings and temperament and personality and motivations and abilities and experience is unique. There can be many facets and phases to your calling and purpose in life. That’s why we need to seek first the kingdom.  Living submitted to God’s authority, presence, grace and order is where we discover how to live in fulfillment, first daily and then a lifetime, thereby bringing glory to God.

(This is the second excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple-Part 2“ 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 GABLER brings an encouraging word in this 3min. audio file.
“He is putting gates in your fences.”
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-04T13_14_04-07_00


The Lord Who Replenishes

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May our wonderful LORD replenish (Heb.: to be filled, be satisfied,
to confirm, to be accomplished) that which has been depleted in
your health, your finance, your marriage, your dreams and your purpose.

“For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every
sorrowful soul.” (Jer.31:25, KJV)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 5
CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
Read SEEC Magazine


Godly Passions

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt should be a point of relief when we realize that our passions and energy can be godly without being religious.  If you are called to the market place, your passion and energy thrives there.  If you are called to nurture, your zeal and passion might be parenting or teaching. If you have a gift of hospitality, your call could range from the hotel industry to decorating and design.  The point is that we bear the presence and purpose of God into every arena of life.  We bring glory to God by doing what we were created to do.  Jesus said that in John 17:4, “I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.” (NAU)

(This is the first excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple-Part 2“ 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.)


“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


The Strong One Supports

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Even if we are getting older we still have the same Strong Right Arm
to support us and we can walk with vitality in our step and stand erect
and go forth into the future with expectancy—because of Who He is.

“Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you!
I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.” (Isa.46:4, NKJV) 


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Submit Daily

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Rebuilding the temple in Haggai parallels our mandate in the New Testament, “Seek first the Kingdom of God,” because He was telling them: 1) Put ME first daily, 2) be determined to know Me and honor Me daily and 3) submit to MY government, MY authority, MY purpose, MY call, MY plans and MY order for your life . . . DAILY.  Grow into a mature son.  Change the future by learning how and where you were created to succeed.

(This is the last excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple“ 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 5
CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
SEEC Magazine  Volume 19 Issue 4

 

 

 


Open My Mind, Lord

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As the people of God go about the day, may delusions and lies be defeated, and their minds be opened to the transforming truths
of the Holy Bible; and may they discover keys from God’s Word to the defeating, distracting things that bind so that they walk
out free in Christ Jesus.

“Open my mind and let me discover the wonders of your Law.”
(Ps.119:18, CEV)


 


May the Righteous Flourish

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May the people who are justified and vindicated by God, the right, correct and lawful ones (“righteous”, BDB) bud, sprout, bloom, break out of leprosy and fly (“flourish”,BDB).

“The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible].” (Ps.92:12, Amp)


Listen to worship music from Melissa Gabler
and audio clips from Marty and Kathy:
https://martygabler.com/podcasts/


A Willing Spirit

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It is hard to see eternal purpose through the grit and grime of experience.  So, our spirits have to be renewed, and that starts with cleaning life’s grime off the windows.  That’s why David prayed in Psalm 51,  “Create in me a clean heart, [send your window-cleaning presence!] O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”  A steadfast spirit is a spirit that circumstances cannot bully, that emotions cannot control and that experiences cannot defeat.  (v.11) “Don’t cast me away from your presence and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit.” (NAU) A willing spirit is a spirit that is willing to try again, that is willing to believe again and that is willing to hope again.

(This is the eighth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple“ 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.)



One Greater Than the Temple

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Jesus did not seem at all concerned about offending people who didn’t believe the way He believed. In Matt.12 He and His disciples walk through a corn field on the Sabbath and the disciples picked and ate corn. When approached by the Pharisees and rebuked for it, Jesus defended the disciples. He then walks into the synagogue and heals a man’s withered hand on the same Sabbath. He has now stacked up two major offenses. The Pharisees immediately called for a little confab to plan to destroy Him using the healing as their condemning accusation. Instead of apologizing and going great lengths to attempt to prevent offense, He rather reminded them in verse six that they were the ones offending by not acknowledging He is greater than the Temple and its system they claimed was being violated. “One greater than the Temple is here.”



SEEC Magazine October/November 2015

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SEEC Magazine   Volume 19  Issue 5   October/November 2015

CLICK HERE TO READ: SEEC Magazine Vol 19 Iss 5

The Ministry of Repentance……………Jim Hodges
Choose Life……………………………………Kathy Gabler
We Cannot Live Crossless……………….Simon Purvis
Toto, I’ve Got a Feeling We’re
   Not in Kansas Any More………………Joe Bogue

The Power of Cumulative Effect………Lynn Burling
Stress Doesn’t Get the Last Word…….Melissa Gabler
Knowing Christ…………………………….Sam Brassfield
Kingdom’s Leaven-
Kingdom’s Hope
………………………….Greg Crawford

Present Challenges and
   the Prophetic Mindset………………….Marty Gabler



Decision With Vision

LookIntoDistanceProv 29:18  – says, “Without a vision the people perish.”  “Where there is no revelation or prophecy the people cast off restraint,” (RSV)  When we have no vision, no awareness of God’s calling and  purpose and plans, we have no guidelines for choices, no criteria for life.  We tend to make life decisions like friendships, marriage, education, career and investments randomly, without awareness of how all areas of our life connect to the plan and call of God.  That’s why our lives sometimes feel disjointed and conflicting and we end up confused, wounded and scarred with a bitter residue in our attitudes.

(This is the seventh excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple“ 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 GABLER gives a brief encouraging word:
“Escape From The Victim Syndrome”
TO LISTEN, CLICK HERE: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-18T21_51_13-08_00


Not Focusing on Time

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May we not focus on the loss of time and opportunities as we head into the remainder of this year. But may we focus on Him Who is faithful and desirous to get us to appointed times and purposes and may He help us not to sabotage what He is working in us.

“The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.” (Ps.138:8, NKJV)
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Planning ahead:
(1) September 14-16, 2018 – DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY  Grace International Willis,TX   graceic.org
(2) March 6-8, 2019 – KINGDOM CONGRESS  Grace International Willis, TX


 


Rebuilding Thought Patterns

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The key difference between winning war and merely surviving is our beliefs and attitudes, and both start  in our thinking.  That’s why God was trying to change Judah’s thinking and focus (Hag.1:5-9).  Rebuilding the temple would change their future. Rebuilding the temple would set their priorities in order and break the cycle they were in. Rebuilding the temple was about vision and purpose. When we have vision of a future that is different, better and beyond today’s limitations, we can muster the passion and zeal to take ground and get to change.

(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple“ 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.)


 


Praying for the Blessing of Others

PrayForOneAnotherAs the people of God assemble today, may each one look beyond opportunities
to dwell on and point out the faults of others. May each one pray for the other
that their faults not overcome them but that they escape faults and shortcomings
and be blessed for the purposes of the Lord and the blessing of others.

“and never return evil for evil or insult for insult [avoid scolding, berating, and
any kind of abuse], but on the contrary, give a blessing [pray for one another’s
well-being, contentment, and protection]; for you have been called for this very
purpose, that you might inherit a blessing [from God that brings well-being,
happiness, and protection].” (1Pe.3:9, Amp)


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Perseverance is the Evidence

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Faith is the evidence of things not seen.

Perseverance is the evidence of faith.
Perseverance is the evidence of trust.
Perseverance is the “amen” spoken by us.

“For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes in Him [Christ]. For this reason we
also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His
Person and by His agency] to the glory of God.” (2Cor.1:20, Amp)


Click the link below to hear Melissa and Marty singing “Rise Up”
on Track 10 of their worship CD “An Encounter.”
The CD is prophetic worship. Produced by FICMI Studio Conroe,TX.
Arranged and engineered by Jorge Gamboa.
* The audio is best enjoyed using earbuds or headphones.
Click on this link:
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-30T20_14_28-07_00

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Falling Into Unbelief

FallingMidAirFalling into unbelief isn’t really even complicated.  When trials are extensive and answers  to prayer are long in coming, doubt will always show up and build a case for unbelief.  Doubt sniffs us out when we are afraid.  Fear stinks and Doubt smells it!  Fear is similar to germs in that it’s everywhere.  We can dismiss it and wash it away like we do germs with soap, or we can allow the fear germs to infect us: “I’m afraid the situation might never change.  I’m afraid they might not be healed. I’m afraid I might not be able to stand and keep fighting.”  The moment we embrace fear, Doubt says, “AMEN,” and we begin the descent into unbelief; and unbelief is always a losing-ground war!

(This is the fifth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple“ 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.)

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