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Miracles That Propel us Out

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(Kathy G.) I’m expecting miracles to usher in the new year, miracles that propel us out of layers of contradiction that stifle our circumstances and relationships and our daily lives. God is for us and He has the power to resurrect us out of opposition. It is time for old sieges to cease. It has begun.


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


Upset Not Rule

When you CHOOSE LIFE you are choosing what you will agree with.  Your agreement is what opens doors in your life and the cocoon.  Your agreement aligns you with either a God-outcome or the plans of self or plans of others, or the plans of Hell . . . or possibly some combination of the last three!  For dv1954035example, if you’re caught up in an emotional web and surrounded by hurt feelings or offense or disappointment or despair, your soul is likely to choose to wallow in “UPSET.”  That choice is agreeing with current conditions, but your spirit calls for a vote, knowing nothing good comes out of coddling and rehearsing UPSET. There’s no ground taken by staying UPSET.  Let’s put it in graphic terms.  When your stomach gets UPSET, you throw up.  There’s no need to save the VOMIT.  Choose to FLUSH it and move on, thereby agreeing that you are not staying a prisoner of the UPSET.  Why do people ever choose to stay in the chaos of UPSET?   Most often, it is because they don’t feel or believe they can help it and they have no awareness that there is a choice to react differently.  Sometimes people get in a habit of staying upset because it brings attention or pity.  Others stay upset as a campaign for justice or vengeance. We can, however, train ourselves to use the weapon  called CHOICE and practice until we are skilled enough to choose not to allow UPSET to rule our lives.
(This is the seventh excerpt from Kathy’s article “Choose Life“ 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.)


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

 


Live Full Lives

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Let us live more than a semblance of life, more than a reasonable
facsimile thereof. In this coming year, let us rise to the heights
that our Lord invites us to and live full lives.

”Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length!
Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives,
full in the fullness of God.” (Eph.3:19, Msg)


10th Annual Kingdom Equipping Congress
March 1-3, 2017
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Testing is About Equipping

TestingMetalByFireMaking right choices could be considered a test that God is monitoring, but God doesn’t score us for the purpose of determining our worth or value. From God’s point of view, testing is about equipping and strengthening as in testing your metal to see if it is sufficient for where you were born to go.  If it’s not, it will take more cocoon time, more process to strengthen.  Let me point out something about our GOD: He doesn’t gather wood to build a fire to put us through heated trials and He doesn’t design our cocoons.  It is not His character to think, “Oh, let’s let Mary be born in a poor cocoon and work through poverty.  And John, let’s let him fight fat through his early years.”  It is a mistake to blame our cocoons on God.  The truth is that when we choose life, He can then make good use of the tough times and work all things together for our benefit and growth.
(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Choose Life“ 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 6  December2015/January2016
CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
READ SEEC MAGAZINE

 


Use the Gifts God Gave Us

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As the people of God assemble today, may they be thankful for the
gifts they were able to give to celebrate Christmas and thankful for
the gifts they received. But may we also acknowledge the gifts our
Lord has given us and use them to edify others in the purpose
for which He gave them.

”Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many
wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others.
So use your gift well.” (1Pe.4:10, CEV) 


Marty Gabler is giving declarations for 2016
Sunday 12-27-15 at Grace International Church 10a.m.
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Emmanuel, God With Us

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Emmanuel, “God is with us”, is the God-Man who was born of a virgin that God might dwell among men. Not only did Jesus, Emmanuel, live among men but He lived redemptively among men. He didn’t come to bring merely a message or a creed but He lived out redemptive acts through His life on earth. His disciples, those whom He has redeemed by His redemptive act of His shed blood on the cross must, in turn, live redemptively among men. There are too many and too much to redeem to simply live to go to heaven.

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall
call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” (Matt.1:23, NKJV)


Miracles for Christmas

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I have been praying for miracles this Christmas. In my thinking,
that boils down to a display of the will of God that interrupts and
changes conditions around us. The coming of the Christ is still in
effect as well as God’s goodwill toward men. May His presence
and power and purpose change your life this Christmas as His
goodwill touches the earth again. (Kathy G.) 


The Christmas Story is the Story of Hope

The Christmas story is the story of hope — hope in the face of all that is contrary.
Christmas time is a great time to use for the purpose of remembering, memorializing the fact, that when God says, “I will….”, then God will. He will move mountains, seas and people. In Josh. 2:11 the fact and realization is that our God is able to move anything or anyone in heaven or in earth to accomplish His purposes. He is able to move in the life of an obscure girl who had no credentials or evident reason for expecting to be part of an earth-shaking, history-shaping event. Her qualities and integrity (evidenced in the writings of both Matthew and Doctor Luke) helped to place her in the middle of the road where an unprecedented moving of God was progressing like a steamroller and changing history as man had known it. That change AngelMarywas taking place through a small handful of individuals and not through some large and varied political or military movement. From all that we can find concerning this person called Mary, precious few people even knew of her qualities and integrity. It would seem that Jehovah was about the only One who saw and might very well have been the only One who noticed. And by the time she was discovered to be with child, she would have been disqualified by any who did happen to notice. Had it not been for dreams and angels intervening by Divine directive, her own husband would have done away with her.
When God promised Abraham a son it would appear that it was long deferred. Abraham most likely thought that the son which was promised was his immediate son. However, that promised Son was the One through whom the world would be blessed, the One who would be called the Christ. This Son of promise proved to be coming at the great distance of some 42 generations and about 2,000 years. Though it be long and arduous by our standards, God Jehovah is faithful in all and brings about detail for detail that which was foretold long before it was realized in this realm which we call reality. Delays do nothing to weaken the promise of God; for in what seem to us to be delays, our all-wise and provisional Father is preparing a people who will walk out His fulfillment rather than being caught unawares and overcome by His fulfillment. As we learn in the New Testament teaching of our Lord, the new wineskin must be prepared for the new wine or it shall burst and the wine and its value lost.
It is interesting to note Henry’s observation on this one point: “This son of David, and son of Abraham, who was to be the glory of his Father’s house, was born when the seed of Abraham was a despised people, recently become tributary to the Roman yoke, and when the house of David was buried in obscurity; for Christ was to be a root out of a dry ground.” From such a studious observation we could readily come to the conclusion that the performance and provision of our God comes when circumstances would place upon it the heaviest it has to offer. Ease and convenience are not the components or the ambiance of fulfillment. The Christmas story is the story of hope — hope in the face of all that is contrary.
CONCLUSION
The great majority of us who follow Christ Jesus might more easily identify with Mary than with that illustrious band that sought Him out in the city of David when He became the incarnate Christ. Our coming to Him may not have included such wonders and phenomena as shining stars; and what we brought to Him when we came likely didn’t sum up to near the total of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But we have come and we have place with Him and He is just as involved in getting us to fulfillment of purpose as He was concerning Mary.

(This is the last of four excerpts from Marty’s article “Wisemen, A Star and Somebody’s Daughter“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine].)


Marty Gabler will be giving declarations for 2016
at Grace International Church on Sunday 12-27-15.
Info and location: http://www.graceic.org

 


SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER

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So far the details of the Advent have included the movements of the heavenly bodies and the timely placement of illustrious people. Mary was none of the above; and much like Mary, the great majority of us come from somewhat obscure backgrounds with reputations and merits that require Divine intervention if we are to be included in the well-designed purposes of Jehovah. It would seem, however, that most people qualify for inclusion in the Divine intentions of history simply because all the glory must go to God and not the participants. “For consider your calling, brethren, that there were MaryJesusnot many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;” (1Co.25:26). Would all those who have been proclaimed throughout the land as being wise, mighty and noble please raise their hand?

While the person of Mary was not lauded and acclaimed before she gave birth to the Christ Child, she was notably prepared for her inclusion in the Christmas story. In following the lineage of Joseph we discover that he was a descendant of Abraham and of David (for the Jews looked to the father’s lineage rather than the mother’s and Jesus was referred to as “the carpenter’s son” in Matt.13:55). Matthew Henry shows us that Mary and Joseph were of the same tribe. As Jesus was not just any son, we must also realize that Mary was not just anybody’s daughter. Mary was a daughter of Abraham. Though she had no personal bragging rites or achievements to speak of, she was foreordained to bear the Son of the Most High God. The line of Abraham and David was carefully guarded by Jehovah and Mary was part of that line of preparation even though her name was not renown. People did not walk around pointing at Mary and proclaiming, “Keep an eye on that young lady. She is in line to do great things for Yahweh.” In fact, as we shall see, the house of David from which she is descended is buried in obscurity. But when we read the oft-repeated phrase “Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” we are being reminded of the faithfulness of God to perform that which He has promised.  “…yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief, but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what He had promised, He was able also to perform.” (Rom 4:20-21, NAS)  “For my eyes have seen Thy salvation, Which Thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples,” (Lk 2:30-31, NAS).

When Matthew calls Jesus the son of David and the son of Abraham (Mt. 1:1) he is showing that God is faithful to His promise. God will make good every word that He has spoken including the bringing forth of Messiah through lineage that He has prepared and protected. “The LORD of hosts has sworn saying, “Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,” (Isa 14:24, NAS)  “For the LORD of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate {it}  And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?” (Isa 14:27, NAS)  “Even from eternity I am He; and there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?” (Isa 43:13, NAS)  “Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;” (Isa 46:10, NAS)  “So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding {in the matter} for which I sent it.” (Isa 55:11, NAS)

(This is the third of four excerpts from Marty’s article “Wisemen, A Star and Somebody’s Daughter“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine].)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 6  December2015/January2016
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The Star of Bethlehem

THE STAR
An ingredient which has, for centuries, caused no small stir among Christian and non-Christian alike is the miraculous appearance of a star that directed the three wise men to the Christ child. Of all the factors in this hallowed story, the star would probably be considered as the foremost factor outstanding. The record of Matthew gives the report of what the wise men saw when they inquired of the Christ child’s whereabouts. “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him.” (Matt 2:2, NAS) From the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia we learn that in the year 1572 a new star appeared in the constellation Cassiopeia. At its brightest it outshone Venus and was visible in the daylight, and though it gradually declined in splendor it was not lost to sight until after 16 months. There have been other instances of outbursts of short-lived bright stars, and in the annals of the years 1265 and 952 some brief notices have been found which may have referred to objects of this StarBethlehemclass, but more probably described comets. The guess was then hazarded that these three events might all refer to the same object; that the star in Cassiopeia might be a “variable” star, bursting into brilliancy about every 350 years or so.
After a studied argument the conclusion is that there is no reason to suppose that the star of 1572 had ever appeared before that date or will ever appear again. The study brings its writers to be perfectly sure that it could not have been the star of Bethlehem, for Cassiopeia is a northern constellation, and the wise men in their journey from Jerusalem to Bethlehem had Cassiopeia and all her stars behind their back.
The appearance of an unexpected star was recorded by Roman scholars as an omen of a remarkable event. They record the appearances of stars and comets in relationship to the birth or death of a number of important historical characters. Some argue that the Magi of the Christmas story believed the Christmas star to be the sign of the birth of a long-expected Prince. Barnes informs us that it is possible that they had been led to this belief by the prophecy of Balaam (Num. 24:17), “There shall come a star out of Jacob.”
There is no direct evidence of scripture as to what this star exactly was. Barnes also believes that the phenomenon was the same “glory of the Lord” that “shone round about” the shepherds in Lk 2:9. He purports that the light might have been visible from afar, and might have been seen by the wise men in the East.
A matter of some interest, which has been respectfully held throughout the centuries, is a legend reportedly still current in Palestine. It is of an actual star which was believed to have been observed by the Magi. The well in the legend is shown to tourists today as the well in which the wise men saw the star the second time in the form of a reflection.
It is said that when they had reached Bethlehem, apparently nearly at mid-day, one of them went to the well of the inn in order to draw water. Looking down into the well he saw the star reflected from the surface of the water and knew that it must be directly overhead. Its re-observation under such unusual circumstances would be a sufficient assurance to the Magi that they had reached the right place, and inquiry in the inn would soon inform them of the visit of the shepherds, and of the angelic message which had told them where to find the babe.
If we may accept this legend we may take the star as having been what astronomers know as a “new” or “temporary” star, like that of 1572. When the Magi first saw it, and in consequence set out upon their journey, it may have been an evening star and thus, being seen only in the west shortly after sunset, it would appear, evening after evening, to point them their way to Judaea. As they journeyed in that direction it probably faded as temporary stars in general quickly do. At the same time it would have drawn nearer and nearer to the sun, until it was lost in its rays by the time they reached Jerusalem, when they would seem to have lost sight of it altogether. Having thus lost it, they would naturally not expect to see it again until it had drawn away from the sun on the other side, and been detected as a morning star in the east before sunrise; they would not expect to discover it in the daytime. (Information taken from ISBE)
It would have been nice if just one more scripture could have been included which would have solved all our conjectures about the much debated star. As some have noted, that scripture was probably not included in the scriptural narrative so that the importance of the star would not exceed its intention. The star was not given as the great focal point of the story but rather it was given as a guide in helping to find Him who is THE Focal Point. One has commented that the Scriptures were not written to instruct us in astronomy, or in any of the physical sciences, but that we might have life eternal through Christ our Lord (Jn 17:3).
(This is the second of four excerpts from Marty’s article “Wisemen, A Star and Somebody’s Daughter“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine].)


 


The Wise Seek to Worship Him

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The birth of Jesus who is the Savior of the world was announced to the world in terms supernatural. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12, KJV) The means of pronouncement and the observances ThreeWisemenand experiences of those involved in the broadcast cannot be explained in mere natural terms. Not only did angels appear to Jewish shepherds but a heavenly phenomenon, that caught the attention of learned Gentile observers, was used to draw those Gentiles to the City of David to worship One whom they would hail as King of the Jews. They were able to predict our Lord’s birth and have been numbered among His earliest worshippers (the gifts themselves an act and type of worship).

Concerning the gold, frankincense, and myrrh, Adam Clarke comments: “Some will have these gifts to be emblematic of the Divinity, regal office, and manhood of Christ. They offered him incense as their God; gold as their king; and myrrh, as united to a human body, subject to suffering and death. The gold was probably a very providential supply, as on it, it is likely, they subsisted while in Egypt.”

The so-called Magi were evidently important persons in their own right. If Herodotus is correct, these men were Medes and were of the learned and priestly caste among the followers of Zoroaster. That would have made them worshippers of only one God and they would have, therefore, rejected polytheism and idolatry. “The simple creed and high morality, which Zoroastrianism in its purest form professed, were well adapted to prepare its faithful disciples to receive a further revelation, and we may reasonably believe that the wise men who had been thus guided to worship the new-born king of the Jews had been faithful to the light afforded to them, for ‘in every nation he that feareth Him (God), and worketh righteousness, is acceptable to Him’ Acts 10:35 (E.W. Maunder, ISBE). Egyptian pharaohs and Babylonian and Medo-Persian monarchs surrounded themselves with wise men. “Originating from the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates, the Magi were religious priests, Chaldeans, physicians, philosophers, astronomers, astrologers, soothsayers, in short, the brain trust of their kingdom.” (Tom Stewart, What Saith the Scripture?) Such are those who were seeking to worship the King of the Jews.

(This is the first of four excerpts from Marty’s article “Wisemen, A Star and Somebody’s Daughter“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine].)


 


Gratefully Praise Him

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As the people of God assemble today, may they congregate
in love and unity and give grateful thanks to the Most
High God with glad hearts.

“Bless God in the congregations, [give thanks,
gratefully praise Him]… (Ps.68:26, Amp)


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Trained in Good Common Sense

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May the Lord God draw our attention beyond false presumption
and cultural misinformation and the weakness of mere emotional
reactions to train us in good common sense so that we may enjoy
the fruit of living God’s way.

“Train me in good common sense; I’m thoroughly
committed to living your way.” (Ps.119:66, Msg)


10th Annual Kingdom Equipping Congress
March 1-3, 2017
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Getting Past Irritations

ButterflyBlue1Getting past personal irritations and any sense of injustice and all the frustrations that are like prickly fibers in a cocoon to align with God’s word and His ways can get difficult.  Deut. 30:11 confirms that in verse 11 even before verse 19 tells us to choose life.  Deut. 30:11— This commandment, that I’m commanding you today is not TOO difficult for you, it isn’t TOO much for you, it’s not out of your reach.  12  It’s not on a high mountain–you don’t have to get mountaineers to climb the peak and bring it down to your level and explain it before you can live it.  13  And it’s not across the ocean—you don’t have to send sailors out to get it, bring it back, and then explain it before you can live it. 14  No. The word is right here and now—as near as the tongue in your mouth, as near as the heart in your chest. (Msg) So, difficult or not, choose life.  Just do it!

(This is the fifth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Choose Life“ 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 6  December2015/January2016

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
READ SEEC MAGAZINE


Our Conversations

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It pays to keep in mind that whether in public or in
private, with people we know or with strangers,
God is a third party to our every conversation.

“…God a third party to our conversation.”
(Ps.55:14, Msg)


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Choose Life

HandReachingOur Lord commanded us to choose life (Deut.30:19). You’d think that goes without saying.  Who, in their right mind, wouldn’t choose life? It sounds simple, but it actually can get complex and difficult, because the first challenge is listening to your spirit instead of  your soul!  Your spirit is where His Spirit dwells, so choosing life starts with pulling from His Truth and Wisdom instead of how we feel because of throbbing pain or blinding fear or understandable anger.  Besides extreme emotions, choices from the soul can be under the influence of squirrelly thinking or deception or bad moods.  We have to work past the soul to the spirit to choose life.

(This is the fourth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Choose Life“ 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 6  December2015/January2016

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
READ SEEC MAGAZINE

IN THIS ISSUE:

Continuing to Choose Life…………….….Kathy Gabler
The Ministry of Repenting…………….…Jim Hodges
Putting on the Armor………………….…..Simon Purvis
All Standards are not the Same….……..Lynn Burling
Revelation of Who Jesus Is………………Bob Long
The Battle for the Future…………………Dr. Elwyn Lewis
Change-Agents………….………………….Melissa Gabler
Regardless the Moon…………..………….Marty Gabler


May God’s Words Resonate

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May the words of Yahveh be alive in you all this week.
May they resonate in your thoughts so that they counsel
you, invigorate you, guide you and fill you with hope.

“When you go, they [the words of your parents’ God]
shall lead you; when you sleep, they shall keep you;
and when you waken, they shall talk with you.”
(Prov.6:22, Amp)


The “He Will Hide me in His Shelter” segment of Beside Still Waters has been archived on YouTube at this link:
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Conquering Choice

MakingChoicesHunters who go after the Big Five in Africa have to take “enough gun” to bring down their powerful prey.  Likewise, we need to understand the personal war in a life cocoon so that we “carry enough gun” and do not show up with a BB gun for a tank fight.  The most effective weapon that we have for life’s many Cocoon-Conquering-Quests is CHOICE.   Deut 30:19—  I have set before you life and death, [Life if you dig out of the cocoon and death if you stay in it ], the blessings and the curses; therefore CHOOSE LIFE. 

(This is the third excerpt from Kathy’s article “Choose Life“ 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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Faithfully Stand

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As the people of God Almighty assemble today, may they speak and express
to one another their commitments to faithfully stand by the tenets
of faith of God’s Word and to faithfully stand by one another even
as their faithful God has stood by His covenant.

“He always stands by his covenant— the commitment he
made to a thousand generations.” (Ps.105:8, NLT)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 6  December2015/January2016

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
READ SEEC MAGAZINE

IN THIS ISSUE:

Continuing to Choose Life…………….….Kathy Gabler
The Ministry of Repenting…………….…Jim Hodges
Putting on the Armor………………….…..Simon Purvis
All Standards are not the Same….……..Lynn Burling
Revelation of Who Jesus Is………………Bob Long
The Battle for the Future…………………Dr. Elwyn Lewis
Change-Agents………….……………………Melissa Gabler
Regardless the Moon…………..………….Marty Gabler


Inclination of Ear and Application of Heart

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May you make your ear attentive (v.2) and seek as for hidden treasure (v.4)
so that you may understand more perfectly and profitably the knowledge of
Yahveh.  As it has been well put, “the inclination of the ear and the application
of the heart”. May you discover the knowledge of God that is not to be found
in nature or creatures or the writings of philosophers and heady, pithy literary
collections but rather by His Word and presence.

“Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and discover the knowledge
of God.” (Prov.2;5, CEB)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 6  December2015/January2016

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
READ SEEC MAGAZINE

IN THIS ISSUE:

Continuing to Choose Life…………….….Kathy Gabler
The Ministry of Repenting…………….…Jim Hodges
Putting on the Armor………………….…..Simon Purvis
All Standards are not the Same….……..Lynn Burling
Revelation of Who Jesus Is………………Bob Long
The Battle for the Future…………………Dr. Elwyn Lewis
Change-Agents………….………………….Melissa Gabler
Regardless the Moon…………..………….Marty Gabler

 


Future Beyond the Cocoon

ButterflyCocoonIt is a well known fact that it will cripple a butterfly if, for any reason, their cocoon is opened prematurely.  It’s essential that they stretch and strain and develop through their tough place in order to have the strength it takes to fly in the future.  If we don’t, for some reason, process through our tough places we won’t have the character, changes, revelation, stamina, skills and strength that we need for our future.  Cocoons are simply not optional, process is key to change and growth.  If you are in one of your life-cocoons right now, be it physical, mental, circumstantial, relational or financial, oxygen and change and resolve are reachable.  Be encouraged, you do have a future beyond it.

(This is the second excerpt from Kathy’s article “Choose Life“ 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 6  December2015/January2016

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
READ SEEC MAGAZINE


December Articles_Marty and Kathy

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Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 6  December2015/January2016

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ:
READ SEEC MAGAZINE

IN THIS ISSUE:

Continuing to Choose Life…………….….Kathy Gabler

The Ministry of Repenting…………….…Jim Hodges

Putting on the Armor………………….…..Simon Purvis

All Standards are not the Same….……..Lynn Burling

Revelation of Who Jesus Is………………Bob Long

The Battle for the Future…………………Dr. Elwyn Lewis

Change-Agents………….………………….Melissa Gabler

Regardless the Moon…………..………….Marty Gabler


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Dealing With Spider Webs

WebSpiderPoliticians and idealists seem to only be able to come up with ideas to swat the spiderwebs but don’t seem to be interested in dealing with the spider-sin.

”Those who hide their sins won’t succeed, but those who confess and give them up will receive mercy.” (Prov.28:13, CEB)
“Ephraim tried to hide his guilt. He thought his sins were a secret, but he will be punished”
(Hos.13:12, ERV)


11th Annual Kingdom Congress
March 6-8, 2019


In Cocoon Times

CocoonHangingPsalm 139:16 (Paraphrased): “When I had not yet existed for even one moment, I was commissioned by God’s purpose.  Before I was even wrapped as an embryo in my mother’s womb I was marked and approved by God’s eternal wisdom and greatness.”  As surely as we were in the womb being transformed to come forth as a living being, reflecting the likeness of our natural fathers, we are in “cocoons” in life being transformed to reflect the likeness and character of our heavenly Father.  What I mean by “cocoons” in life is the tough, tight places in life, times when we are caught in a web of circumstances or conditions that have us hot and bothered, barely able to breathe and can’t see a way out.  In “cocoon times”, we can either walk in faith and keep doing what we know to do and realize God is going to utilize it for our growth and development, or we can try to run and escape . . . maybe for an entire lifetime.   Or we can take a machete to the thing, pitch a fit and tear up jack!  (Of course that very rarely fixes real-life situations and usually makes them worse!)  The bottom line is we only do damage when we refuse to change as needed.

(This is the first excerpt from Kathy’s article “Choose Life“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


MARTY GABLER brings us this series of devotions called Beside Still Waters.
This one is titled: “Don’t give up, don’t be impatient” Psalm 27:14, TPT –
“Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord.”
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