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Archive for September, 2018

Him Who Moves in the Affairs of Men

May the people of God be filled with the knowledge of Him who is moving by His hand in the affairs of men. May they be encouraged and filled with faith that their Mighty God is actively moving people into situations that are advantageous for acts of righteousness to penetrate into the cultures of all nations. And may they realize their praying is significant and integral to it all.  “. . .and you will learn that the High God rules over human kingdoms and that He arranges all kingdom affairs.” (Dan.4:25, Msg; also Jer.29:7; 1Tim.2:1-2,8)

Warfare Praise

The prophetic church knows how to put the enemy to flight with warfare praise. Their mouths are always filled with praise. In our praises not only is the enemy made aware of the God who fights for us but we are also brought to realize Who fights for us, and then more likely to let Him! As we exult in Him, enemies are set to flight. “May God arise, may His enemies be scattered; may His foes flee before Him (Ps.68:1).”

Visions and Equipping

The curtain rising on equipping insight may come in a vision.  Recently, I was concerned about some dear friends who are in spiritual war in a different region of Texas.  I asked the Lord for insight on what they were dealing with.  His answer was, “Whispers in the wind.”  Caught up in the moment, I did not speak but used my hands to war (Psa 144:1).  I thrust my hand in the air, snapping from an open palm to a pinching grip to silence the noise and shut up the foul breath.  Immediately, I heard, “Who are you to address me?”  The sudden comeback implied I had no legal right to touch a battle in another place.  The comeback also carried a threat that I’d better stay out of this for my own safety,  but springing from my spirit, I declared aloud, “’Greater is He that is in me’ is addressing you.”  Enough said. –Kathy Gabler 
Video from Tent America “Awaken the Dawn” (Melissa Gabler and the Grace International Worship Team on the south steps of the Texas capitol)  may be viewed on the Grace International Church Willis,TX Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/GraceICWillisTX/

In Spirit and in Truth

Our God created us to have fellowship with Him and it should be obvious that He is Spirit (Jn.4:24). According to John, the only way to worship this Spirit God is to worship Him in spirit and truth. Many have been drawn to the supernatural and to darkness trying to fill the void which should be full of spiritual worship to Almighty God. Rick Joyner writes, “If this is not fulfilled by the Spirit of Truth, who leads us to worship the Lord in spirit and truth, we will be deceived by the spirit of error.” The great writer C.S. Lewis observed, “If you deny a man food, he will gobble poison.” “If we deny people access to a proper supernatural relationship with God, they will succumb to the oppression and seductions of evil supernatural power.” (Joyner)

A Communication Tool

Dreams can also be a communication tool that is a disclosure within ourselves, between our subconscious and conscious mind.  Though these dreams may not be a telegram from God, they can still be sanctioned by a God-purpose for our life. These type dreams can help us “work out our own salvation,” by revealing issues that are causing dysfunction or lack or sickness. 

These dreams spring from our senses, concerns, questions, thoughts, choices, emotions, desires and imaginings, “dreams which you cause to be dreamed” (Jer.29:8) or they spring from memories, beliefs, values, worries, fears, stresses, etc., “dreams come when there are many cares” (Ecc. 5:3).  A common disclosure dream is that you are back in school, but can’t find your class, or you didn’t bring your homework, or you forgot your clothes!  In either case, the disclosure of what is going on inside is that you are dealing with feelings of being unequipped or inadequate or you are fearing failure or humiliation, etc.  –Kathy Gabler
CLICK HERE to see Kathy’s books on dreams.

Where we Stop Short, Our Children Will Stop

If we haven’t been delivered from our bondages, we will take our children into the captivity we have endured and it will be repeated at least one more generation, and likely for more. What one generation does in moderation, the next generation usually does in excess. What one generation abandons, another is not likely to pick up. (That works both positively and negatively.) Where we stop short of glory, our children will stop short. We must be able to say “do as I do. Look at me and imitate me; do what I do, even when no one is looking.” The fact is: they will imitate us whether we say it or not.

New Gates Are Not Optional

(Kathy Gabler) —While prophesying to a lady, I saw her as a bird in a gilded cage. The door was open on the cage, but she would not fly out. Instead of leaving her captivity, she decorated it, but the golden captivity was still captivity. We can comfort ourselves with former revelation, with blessings already received and with testimonies of past obediences, or refuse to move and just focus on quests that everyone would call godly, but God’s designs are always moving beyond the past and even beyond the now. When He builds a gate, He is not presenting options; rather He is giving direction. That gate will lead to growth, increase, maturity and change. Purpose beckons us beyond our current fence line. God is faithful to build the gate, but it is up to us to choose to go through it.

Kathy giving a 2min. video encouragement that God is a too awesome God who does too awesome things! This is an excerpt from her introduction at Dreams Visions Prophecy 2018.


Looking Beyond Defeat

May the people of God look beyond the threats of failure and defeat that loom defiantly over them. May they look beyond infirmity, disease, financial lack and setbacks and focus on the promises of God that never fail, and let loose with heart-felt praise!  “Meanwhile, I’m sure you’re on my side— no victory shouts yet from the enemy camp! You know me inside and out, you hold me together, you never fail to stand me tall in your presence so I can look you in the eye.” (Ps.41:11-12, Msg)

The Too Awesome God

Kathy Gabler gives us a 2min. video encouragement about our God
Who is the God Who does the too awesome!

What is Said in Our Home?

What have our children heard? Have they heard blessing like the voice of blessing of Abraham to Isaac and the voice of Isaac to Jacob? Have they heard words of honor around the house and words of life, words of productivity? Are we just repeating in our home what we experienced when we were growing up or are we determined that our children will see the faithfulness of God in their generation?  “As for me,” God says, “this is my covenant with them: My Spirit that I’ve placed upon you and the words that I’ve given you to speak, they’re not going to leave your mouths nor the mouths of your children nor the mouths of your grandchildren. You will keep repeating these words and won’t ever stop.” (Isa.59:21, Msg)

First FMCI Blog

Marty Gabler writes in first FMCI Blog. Click here for FMCI Website
Federation of Ministers and Churches International

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Intercessory Dreams – Three Keys

Three keys considering intercessory dreams:   (1.) Don’t take vicarious dreams as personal threats, because being afraid will hinder your response.   (2.) God always gives insight in time if you are being called to make a difference.   (3.) Never fail to follow through with authoritative declaration of the will of God over the situation or person.

The Frustration of Destructiveness

We pray that your mighty hand, O Lord, might stop the plans and machinations of those individuals and entities that have designs upon the deterioration of the United States of America, its family units, its morals/values and its economy.  I declare that the all-powerful Hand of Holy God that intervened for the Israel of old and restored her to victory in her Lord God, is the same Hand that is active in this nation to the tearing down of strongholds and the raising of the standard of righteous victory, transforming lives to the glory of our Redeemer and Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I declare the frustration of unrighteousness, of destructiveness and of delusionary influences.  “He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise or anything of [lasting] worth.” (Job 5:12, Amp)

Is Worship a Strange Sound in Your Home?

David developed in Solomon a love of God and a love of worship and a fear of God.  Solomon grew up on a steady diet of worship. His father sang songs to the Lord that came up out of his spirit. His father didn’t need a church service to worship God. He worshipped God unashamedly before the whole nation. Worship was a lifestyle lived out before Solomon. He was accustomed to hearing his father’s voice lifted in praise or in prayer. It was a familiar sound, not a strange one.

Mistakes With a Troubling Dream

God does not expose people to a troubling dream so they can be worried and tormented or start grieving early.  Intercessors must shake off the emotions of the experience to be able to agree with God and change the situation.  The biggest mistake with intercessory insights is the lack of follow-through by the dreamer, and that is usually because:  (1.) they do not realize it is a call to intercede,   (2.) they fail to accept the mission because of a sense of inadequacy or being unqualified as an intercessor   (3.) they stay in the emotion of the dream rather than taking a position of authority and agreement with God to break an assignment or   (4.) they go into panic over timing, considering it a done-deal already. — Kathy Gabler 

Godly Legacy and a Nation

King David gathered, created and formed an inheritance for his son so that son could build a house for God (1Chron.22:5). David wanted to be assured that his son would have an encounter with the God he had an encounter with. David not only loved his son and wanted to be assured that he would have a relationship with God but David also loved what God loved: the nation of Israel. He wanted to be assured that the presence of God would be in the midst of Israel. There was a nation at stake and David facilitated its preservation. In preserving his family, in consciously working on leaving a godly legacy, David preserved a nation.

Edify One Another

As the people of God assemble today, may they report to one another and encourage one another with dreams, visions and prophetic confirmations that inspire each one to move forward in faith and hope to the horizons Almighty God has as He manifests His sons/daughters as salve and solution to the groaning of creation.  (1Thess.5:11, NKJV) ”Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.”

Our Part in the Next Season

Now, what is our part in this next season? Awareness. We must remember, at all times: the Kingdom of God is invading this nation. Each one of us has a piece of the Kingdom that penetrates and affects the region around us. We are going to WIN this fight. Hey, it’s not going to be pretty in the months ahead, but no matter what you see, hear, or face, it has no effect on what God has set in motion. After all, He has the last word! If you feel worried, afraid, or uneasy that’s your clue you are plugged into the wrong advisors. You may need to turn the TV off during this season in order to stay plugged into God’s agenda. Make sure you keep the air cleared in your vicinity. One great way of doing that is upping your prayer in tongues. Talk about an air purifier! Speaking in tongues is a beautiful weapon from Heaven for such a time as this.   (MELISSA is speaking at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2018 this Saturday Sept.15 at Grace International in Willis,TX just north of Houston. CLICK HERE FOR DVP2018 INFO. Melissa is speaking this morning on “The Prophetic Lifestyle” – you don’t have to be a prophet to live a prophetic lifestyle.)

Take-That-Mountain Mindset

We live in a nation that must be turned to God. There are many difficult nation-affecting challenges before us and the coming generation. Every challenge and difficulty that we do not meet and overcome in our generation is weight that gets added to the load of difficulties that our children will have to deal with, and that is added on top of the ones they will have to handle in their own generation. Those challenges require much more than a viewpoint which expresses a belief that they will be met and adequately handled by divine fiat in a time period that is yet to come. The Israelite generation exiting Egypt viewed the challenges before them as giants and themselves as grasshoppers (Num.13:33). The giant/grasshopper mindset was not a Promised-Land-possessor mindset. After the giant/grasshopper mindset generation died off, there finally arose fathers (Josh.14:10-13) with a gonna-take-that-mountain mindset that produced a take-the-land-mentality generation—not a generation of mere survivors, but one of possessors. (Marty Gabler will be speaking at Dreams Visions Prophecy 2018 — Sept.14-16, 2018)

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Angels Intervening

My niece dreamed that she was in her kitchen sautéing some onions.  Her dad, who had passed away the previous year, stood in the doorway of her kitchen.  Scrunching his nose at the strong odor he asked her, “What is that smell?”  She answered that it was just onions frying.  He shook his head and said, “No, that smells like gas.”  As soon as he said the word “gas,” she awoke and sat up in bed.  Immediately she smelled the gas.  Running to the kitchen she found a burner which had not been completely shut off.  The gas fumes had slowly been filling the house since supper earlier that evening.  

Her Heavenly Father sent special forces to her rescue.  Like a Navy Seal Special Ops, the dream was a timely intervention behind the scenes to stop an explosive attack before it reached success.  Who but God could dispatch the exact messenger who would represent the authority and particular skills needed to bring her to a wake up call. The messenger was in her earthly father’s likeness not only to represent trustworthy and sound counsel, but her earthly father had also been a fire chief for years!  

The angels on assignment came in her dream to bring an un-carnal weapon for her victory.  Many people have had similar dreams and experiences and I’m sure some have experienced angelic intervention without realizing it.  I believe we can expect even more reports of God sending angels from His arsenal to intervene in the affairs of men in days ahead.

(This is an excerpt from Chapter One of Kathy’s book “The Heart of Dreams” ** Kathy is speaking at DVP2018  Sept.14-16)

The Same Scale as God

Prophetic voices are voices that speak on the same scale God is speaking on.  We should be speaking the heart of God which brings about those things which man cannot accomplish. If we speak for God we speak in “giant” language, not “ant” language like those who have adapted their thinking to the present world system (Rom.12:2). In many cases we have learned to talk like the Egyptians and the Babylonians whose gods had moral shortcomings and fickle emotions like the people who served them.

Early in the twentieth century aged plodders were still plowing with mules while young women were flying solo coast to coast. The aged plodders were using language like “plow”, “mule”, “harness”, “one acre”, “man wasn’t meant to fly”; and young women were using language like “magneto”, “propeller”, “rudder”, “elevator”, “altitude, “three thousand miles” – words the old plodders could not even define. The old plowmen would hold tightly to their plows, look up at the new-fangled flying machines and sadly shake their heads at what they perceived was utter nonsense. Prophetic voices have God’s perspective on what is and what shall be and refuse to be bound by the limitations of the poverty of the human experience. The only word God will get into agreement with is His Word which is more than adequate in any age.  (Marty will be speaking at DVP2018 Sept.14-16)

Dreams Visions Prophecy 2018  September 14-16
All info for DVP2018 CLICK HERE


Prophetic Lifestyle For Today

The prophetic lifestyle opens opportunities, timing, and connections. Opportunities: having the ears to hear to be at the right place at the right time for yourself and others. Timing: none of us understand the tim- ing of God because He is working on so many levels. It takes a prophetic lifestyle to see beyond the limited vision of our normal dimensions. It can keep you sane where timing is concerned. Connection: Brings lives together for God team-ups, projects, events, etc. We were never meant to do life alone (1 Corinthians 12:20-21). In this day and age, this way of life is a total necessity for the body of Christ.—Melissa Gabler  (Melissa will be speaking and leading worship at Dreams Visions Prophecy 2018 Sept.14-16.)  All info: martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/


Melissa 6min. audio excerpt: “We are set up for victory!”

The Dream Tool

I know many religious people put dreams and visions and prophecy in the category with fortune tellers and witches and psychics.  However, it was God that gave man the dream tool and it was God who promised to pour out His Spirit with dreams and visions and prophecy following.  Several times in both the Old and New Testament, God communicated His plans, instructions and insights through dreams, visions, prophetic words and supernatural experiences.  And there are numerous biographies of godly men and women with such experiences throughout history since the New Testament times.  If we throw away the real with the counterfeit or throw away all truth because some truth has been abused, we are robbing ourselves.—(Kathy Gabler)
(Kathy will be speaking at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2018. No Fee. Info DVP2018: https://martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/

More Desirable Than Gold

As the people of God assemble today may they release a united hunger for the Truth of God’s Word and hungrily eat it as a hungry man would eat honey. And may the Word nourish them and heal them of all their ills, both physical and spiritual.  “More to be desired are they than gold, even than much fine gold; they are sweeter also than honey and drippings from the honeycomb.” (Ps.19:10, Amp)