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2017 Declaration #6

In 2017 people are getting back into alignment with Kingdom purpose. (Kid’s Declaration: 6. We are getting back in line.)  People who have gotten out of position in rocksinalignmentthe Kingdom of God and have become ineffective or nonfunctional will be getting back into complete alignment with their Kingdom purpose. Whether because of (1) disappointment (2.) physical or emotional trauma or (3.) the machinations or ignorance of people who interfered at some level. It will not take a long time. They will get back into their legislative seat and will have a marked effect in the Kingdom by the end of 2017. They will not leave anything behind as they get back into position but will bring additional resources and effectiveness to the Body of Christ.  “From the four corners of the earth people are coming to their senses, are running back to God. Long-lost families are falling on their faces before him. God has taken charge; from now on He has the last word.” (Ps.22:27-28, Msg)  (Declaration #6 from the 2017 Declarations. The Kid’s version was written by Brian and Hannah Sherman.)


Hope of Participating

pouringwaterjugAs the people of God assemble today may His people have a sense of the more that is to come of His purposes and His outpourings. May the hope of receiving and participating fill their hearts with expectancy.

“In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary–we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!” (Rom.5:5, Msg)


When Battle Heats Up

WELDING: Linn-Benton Community CollegeLife’s battles do not intensify just because the devil gets mad or has a personal grudge.  No, the battle heats up by reason of the needed outcome.  As surely as heat can determine the strength of a weld, so does the intensity of battle establish the strength and longevity of the victory.  The vehemence of battle welds the outcome in undeniable purpose rather than just leaving us with fragmented memories of war. Heat is one of the components of long-term victory and intense battle yields intensely awesome results! (Kathy)

SEEC Ministries 10th Annual Kingdom Congress 2017
March 1-3, 2017  ***  NO FEE
More Info: martygabler.com/kec2017/

2017 Declaration #5

In 2017 we will begin to anticipate Red Sea interventions. (Kid’s Declaration: 5. We are ready to see God do impossible things.)   When we find ourselves in walkthruredseadifficult situations, we will begin to call upon the Lord and begin to anticipate Red Sea interventions and feeding-the-5,000 interventions. Instead of desperately crying out, “What in the world will we do now?”, we will cry out, “What is God doing that we have never seen before?” What do I need to do so I can participate? Let’s go through 2017 doing what we can to get doubt out of the way of progress. We will be doubt removers.  ”I write this to you whose experience with God is as life-changing as ours, all due to our God’s straight dealing and the intervention of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ.” (2Pe.1:1, Msg)
(Declaration #5 from the 2017 Declarations. The Kid’s version was written by Brian and Hannah Sherman.)

Marty and Kathy invite you to
SEEC Ministries 10th Annual Kingdom Congress 2017
March 1-3, 2017  ***  NO FEE
Grace International   Willis,TX
graceic.org    936-856-2455
Marty Gabler, Kathy Gabler, Melissa Gabler,
Jim Hodges, Sam Brassfield, Simon Purvis,
Larry Burden
More Info: martygabler.com/kec2017/


Kingdom Congress 2017

Click on the KC2017 Flyer for more information.


Kingdom of Heaven

Jesus used the term “Kingdom of Heaven” attempting to get people’s focus off things that so readily paint a picture of the impossible. Such terminology as kingdomofheaven“Kingdom of Heaven” shows that it is God’s Kingdom that is in stark contrast to the limitations of earth and its finite mindsets. (Jn.18:36) Jesus said,  “My Kingdom is not of this world”. He just as well could have said, “My Kingdom is not of the mindset of this present age.” Jesus had a far different orientation, a far different point of reference and totally different values that He so longed for people to get connected to so they might live as sons and daughters with abundant life (Jn.10:10). We are praying you discover daily that the Kingdom of Heaven is close to you.  (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day. www.txpraise.com)

Marty and Kathy invite you to
SEEC Ministries 10th Annual Kingdom Congress 2017
March 1-3, 2017  ***  NO FEE
Grace International   Willis,TX
graceic.org    936-856-2455
Marty Gabler, Kathy Gabler, Melissa Gabler,
Jim Hodges, Sam Brassfield, Simon Purvis,
Larry Burden
More Info: martygabler.com/kec2017/

2017 Declaration #4

surprisedpeopleYou will live amazed at intervals throughout 2017. (Kid’s Declaration: 4. We will see how amazing God is.)  In 2017 you will be amazed at the things God is doing by the working of His Spirit in people’s lives and in your own circumstances. There will be times that it will be like we are a third person looking on while God works in lives and in situations.  ”Look among the nations and watch. Be amazed and astonished. I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe even if it were reported to you.” (Hab.1:5, GW)  (Declaration #4 from the 2017 Declarations. The Kid’s version was written by Brian and Hannah Sherman.)


Finding What You Lost

May the Lord help you to find that lost purse, lost wallet, lost credit card, lost money, lost jewelry, lost papers. May many rejoice with you. May you findlostcoinfind lost goals and lost purpose in life. May our merciful Lord help you find those lost moments of peace and security, even lost moments of delight and happiness. Jesus said, (Lk.15:8-9, Msg) “Imagine a woman who has ten coins and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and scour the house, looking in every nook and cranny until she finds it? And when she finds it you can be sure she’ll call her friends and neighbors: ‘Celebrate with me! I found my lost coin!’” We are praying you discover daily that you are finding valuable relationships, opportunities and things you have lost.
(Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day. www.txpraise.com)


2017 Declaration #3

In 2017 you will receive foresight at strategic times. (Kid’s Declaration: 3. We can see lookintodistancethe future and get ready for it.) It will be like your eyes got opened to things you are going to have to deal with. Some will be specific, some will not be detailed but will be enough knowledge so you can make necessary preparations for coming events. Sometimes you will receive it as a word of wisdom through something someone says to you or something you overhear.
”Foresight will protect you. Understanding will guard you.” (Prov.2:11, GW) (Declaration #3 from the 2017 Declarations. The Kid’s version was written by Brian and Hannah Sherman.)


Awakened by Holy Spirit

As the people of God assemble today, may the Lord Almighty grant that His morningsunrisingpeople will be awakened by His Holy Spirit working with His Word and may we never go back to the place we were before He did. Egypt and religious legalism are not for returning to, they are for leaving. The enemy of the purposes of Christ does not have to destroy the church with civil laws. All he has to do is get it sidetracked from Christ.

“Earlier, before you knew God personally, you were enslaved to so-called gods that had nothing of the divine about them. But now that you know the real God—or rather since God knows you—how can you possibly subject yourselves again to those paper tigers? For that is exactly what you do when you are intimidated into scrupulously observing all the traditions, taboos, and superstitions associated with special days and seasons and years. I am afraid that all my hard work among you has gone up in a puff of smoke!” (Gal 4:8-11, Msg)

So come on, let’s leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ. The basic foundational truths are in place: turning your back on “salvation by self-help” and turning in trust toward God; baptismal instructions; laying on of hands; resurrection of the dead; eternal judgment. God helping us, we’ll stay true to all that. But there’s so much more. Let’s get on with it!”

Once people have seen the light, gotten a taste of heaven and been part of the work of the Holy Spirit, once they’ve personally experienced the sheer goodness of God’s Word and the powers breaking in on us—if then they turn their backs on it, washing their hands of the whole thing, well, they can’t start over as if nothing happened. That’s impossible. Why, they’ve re-crucified Jesus! They’ve repudiated him in public!” (Heb 6:1-6, Msg)


Figure Holy Spirit Into the Equation

I was praying about our nation. I was listing the issues and the chaos and the unrighteousness. It was then that I saw a vision of a boxing ring. A man in a tux walked out into the center of the ring, took the microphone and announced the fight. He pointed to his left and said, “In this corner is anarchy, Empty Boxing Ringliberalism, atheism, existentialism, failing morals and failing values.” The crowd would gasp in horror each time the announcer would list another of the creature’s attributes. Each time he listed another name or description, the dark creature in that corner grew another inch and gained another 20 pounds until he menacingly filled that corner of the ring. Then I heard a voice cry out and ask, “But who will figure the Holy Spirit into the equation? Who will announce Him?” In the vision I jumped to my feet and cried aloud, “I will!” I climbed into the ring, took the microphone and said, “BUT in THIS corner is the One who, in the beginning when the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep, this One, the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters and chaos was changed into order!” The crowd jumped to their feet and began to shout until the roar was deafening. The whole atmosphere changed.
Don’t count out the Holy Spirit. Too many people are climbing into the ring of discussion and opinion, taking the mic and announcing the negative. Every time we announce the negative, we give it more size and weight in our thinking and the thinking of others. David overcame his enemies but reported this pattern while he was doing it: “From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised.” (Ps113:3)


2017 Declaration #2

seepotentialothersIn 2017 you will be reminded of potential in people.  Kid’s Declaration: 2. People are awesome and God will help us see that. Looking beyond their faults, our eyes will be opened to their potential. We will be enabled to do that by Holy Spirit, by compassion of Christ; that means we will have to lean on Him for that. We will become aware of potential in them that we were not previously aware of. We will speak to that potential, we will have words of wisdom for them, words of release that will propel them into potential. ”Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”(Eph.4:2, Living Bible) 
(Declaration #2 from the 2017 Declarations. The Kid’s version was written by Brian and Hannah Sherman.)


Operator! Restore my line of communication!

“Operator! Restore my line of communication!” Being connected is of utmost importance. As important as being connected is in this time of history, oldphoneoperatorwe must wisely choose and guard our connections. Jesus had the most valuable connection of all, connection with the Father and His desire was that we might experience that connection. The Father set things up in such a way that we may have connection with Him through Jesus so that we can experience the fellowship and victories Jesus experienced. Jesus prayed for you in Jn 17:2—“I pray that all of these people continue to have unity in the way that you, Father, are in me and I am in you.” (GW)  We are praying you discover daily that your connection with Father God is completely intact. (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day. www.txpraise.com)


2017 Declaration #1

walkoutholeThings you have had to dig your way out of in the past, you will just step out of this year.  Kid’s Declaration: 1. It will be easy to get unstuck.  “I have declared the former things [which happened to Israel] in times past; They went forth from My mouth and I proclaimed them; Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.” (Isa.48:3, Amp)  (Declaration #1 from the 2017 Declarations. The Kid’s version was written by Brian and Hannah Sherman.)
Read the 2017 Declarations including the Kid’s Declarations: https://martygabler.com/2017-declarations/


Take Hope

godshandsmanTake hope. Though you are opposed, God is for you, not against you. May our Lord do restorative works in you so that what the enemy meant for evil may be turned to defeat him; so that what the enemy did to prevent your gifts and energies and capabilities from being released, might be totally redeemed and come forth as a glorious praise to God as others receive and are blessed from that work being done in you.  (Gen.50:20, NASB)  [Joseph said,] ”As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.” We are praying you discover daily that your redeeming God is defeating the enemy by using your circumstances for good.   (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day. www.txpraise.com)


Kingdom Congress 2017 March 1-3, 2017

kingdom-congress-2017-posterMarty and Kathy invite you to Kingdom Congress 2017
March 1-3, 2017 — Grace International Church — Willis,TX
Speakers: Marty Gabler, Kathy Gabler, Melissa Gabler, Jim Hodges,
Simon Purvis, Sam Brassfield, Larry Burden
Theme: “Anticipation”
Worship, Teaching, Prophecy, Impartation Services
Be Strengthened, Encouraged, Equipped for Your Kingdom Purpose
Wednesday: 7pm; Thursday: 9:30am-1:00pm; Friday: 9:30am-1:00pm
For updated info: martygabler.com/kec2017/


Dream Came True



Before the end of the year I am praying to see a lot of posts that start with:
“Hey, you guys, another dream just came true!!!”


Expectancy for the Coming Year

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As the people of God assemble today may they join hands and hearts and look toward the coming year with expectancy for the purposes of the Lord in each other and the victorious intervention of the Lord in their behalf.

“Paul, Silvanus (Silas), and Timothy, to the assembly (church) of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah): Grace (spiritual blessing and divine favor) to you and [heart] peace.” (1Thess.1:1, Amp)


Soul-Conflicts and Ulcers

Soul-conflicts cause ulcers rather than faith. An “ulcer of the soul” is inflammation like agitation, offense, irritation, anger, fear, etc. A wound of the prayinggroupsoul is from our history or experience. Neither of those is the starting place for effectual prayer because “ulcers” and wounds can keep us from seeing from God’s perspective. A timely example is that it cripples our faith to pray for our nation if we think God will not interrupt hell’s assignments against our nation. Since 2017 is part of our watch, we can anticipate God’s intervention in our nation this year as we pray and neutralize contradictions that influence daily.
(This is the last excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Contradicting Contradictions“.)


Connected to the Vine

The cell phone ad showed two young adults speaking who have just met. The young man says, “I felt there was a connection between us. Do you feel the same way?” But, the signal drops. She begins her positive response to him, but is not heard. The silence on the other end of the line confirms his worst fears of rejection. The message is that the future could be lost if one does not have the proper connection. It is of the utmost importance to be properly connected to the right party.  (Jn.15:5, Msg) [Jesus said,] “…When you’re joined with Me and I with you, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing.” We are praying you discover daily that you are staying connected to Jesus, the Vine.
(Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day.)


Agree With God and Interrupt Evil

Let us not be sabotaged by contradictions within our own thinking and beliefs. For example, a common misunderstanding among churched people is that we must expect and allow world conditions to get worse. However, the concept of passively allowing evil to be successful contradicts God’s Word and character. An unfailing principle of the Word is seedtime and harvest, whether it is good seed and good harvest or bad seed and bad harvest. So, world conditions get worse when evil sown comes to harvest. While that is a fact, the contradiction we need to be aware of here is that does not mean that getting worse is God’s will or original intent. We can agree with God and interrupt the sowing and reaping of evil. Thinking God intends to allow evil to succeed is contradictory to His character and principles, and that kind of mis-belief is a contradiction that causes conflict in our soul.
(This is the tenth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Contradicting Contradictions“.)


Concern for Safety

Concern for safety fills conversations as news broadcasts and depictions in movies portray upheavals in nations. Not only are many concerned about warriorangelthe security of our national borders but are also concerned about the safety of our homes. Thankfully, we have available a Power that is greater than the powers of darkness.  May Mighty God protect His people as they move about in public. May He keep them safe from harm and put angels in their path to protect them. May His hand suppress and prevent evil that lurks in darkness and subterfuge.  (Ps.139:3, Msg) “You know when I leave and when I get back; I’m never out of your sight.”  We are praying you discover daily that our gracious God is aware of your going out and your coming in.
(Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day. www.txpraise.com)


Think According to God’s Word

If we just talk about what we sense or what is going on, that is like laying a ticking bomb in the laps of others instead of diffusing it! Anything that is timebombcontradictory to God’s will should be confronted with God’s Truth. The Truth is Jesus. The truth is His Word and character and purpose in earth as in heaven, and we can speak it and release it as a counterforce to contradictions, and it will make a difference. As believers and sons of God we cannot be more focused on conditions than the Truth. If we intend to pray in faith, we must think according to His Word and principles and character, instead of falling into upset over circumstances.
(This is the ninth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Contradicting Contradictions“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


2017: The Game Changer #5

sunrisesnow(Melissa) 2017: The Game Changer #5 — What a great, great year to be alive! We GET to not only see the shift, we get to BE the shift. Yes, the glory of God is going to be not only seen, but known.  And it’s not because things just got that bad, it’s because things and people (this includes you) are now in place for undeniable God elements.  Get ready.