Daily Devotions

Archive for October, 2018

Reformation Day

We are celebrating Reformation Day! On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the Wittenberg Church door in Germany. What had been covered over by centuries of profitable and manipulative tradition, was exposed and the truth of God’s Word, the Gospel of salvation by grace (Eph.2:8), was made known. There is ONE Mediator between God and man, not a Mediator plus someone or some religious/ecclesiastical system (Heb.10:10). That Mediator, JESUS, alone was appointed by God to make atonement for the sins of men by His death. His atonement alone gives only Him authorization to be our Intercessor with God in our behalf. All persons (no matter race or creed) are to go directly to that Intercessor JESUS (Heb.7:25) and trust only in this Mediator alone. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1Tim.2:5).

Not Experience

God wants the passion of His character released into the Body of Christ. God’s passion is NOT our human experience. The people who will know God will know passions that they have never known in themselves alone. They will know extents of emotions that they would never know within the bounds of culturally acceptable bounds. Our human experience wants limitations on all things and wants to control all things…. including God! One preacher put it this way, “The ways of God must be inscrutable beyond understanding. If they were not, they would be surrendered to man’s mind. And if to man’s mind, then ultimately to man’s control.” Cf. Isa 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. 9 As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Change and Re-evaluation

It is not easy to be redefined or repositioned because change stirs up re-evaluation and self-examination that shakes our self-image.  If I have to change positions or titles, does that mean I was wasting my time before?  Not necessarily.  Holding a place until a season is fulfilled is part of the destiny process.  Have I failed and therefore have to be replaced?  No, being repositioned by the Spirit of God is about growth and effectualness, not failure.  Am I being demoted instead of promoted?  Paradigms and experience and old models may say “Yes,”  but if God is truly in charge, He is always about maturity and increase.  We can trust His title changes and redefining to position us for excellence and promotion in His Kingdom. (Tenth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Fresh Obedience”)

Video: “Dealing With Disillusionment”

“Dealing With Disillusionment”  Host: Marty Gabler

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 10.57.59 AM.png

Prayers Important for the Nation

As the people of God assemble today, may the Lord encourage them for the future of our nation and their vital part in assuring that future. May they be encouraged that their prayers and partnership are significant in His workings in America. May they receive His assurance that they shall not be moved out of purpose nor off the foundation of God Almighty. “God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved:  God shall help her, and that right early.” (Ps.46:5)  “He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved.” (Ps.62:6)

Disclosure Dreams

The bottom line is that disclosure dreams reveal issues in our lives and if you ignore the dream, you ignore the issue.  Then you coexist with it instead of conquering it.  One of the most obvious types of disclosure dreams is recurring dreams or dreams with a recurring theme (i.e., similar settings, action, emotions, outcomes or atmospheres). These types of dreams can be from God or our own springs, but they are revealing something that we need to be aware of, address and/or resolve.  A recurring dream can be an ongoing  process so that every time you dream it, you are moving toward resolve.  A recurring dream can become a personal indicator like our teapot telling us when we’re about to blow or when we are battling an old, familiar war.  A recurring dream can be an ongoing process bringing clarity to a future mandate, obedience or strategy.  A recurring dream can reveal a memory that needs closure. A recurring dream can signal an unconscious battle or fear.  Or recurring dreams can reveal a destructive pattern or cycle that needs to be broken.  I’ve talked to a number of dreamers  that discovered two or more generations had the same troubling, recurring dreams because the root was not resolved in the first generation.  We can pursue an understanding of recurring dreams and take issues to God for deliverance, resolve or healing and stop tormenting dreams, perhaps for generations!  (Kathy Gabler)
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.”





Beside Still Waters Devotion in the Word and Prayer

God’s Order = God’s Effectiveness

When Israel broke camp in the wilderness, it was God’s command that Judah go out first (Num 2:9). The first prince to offer sacrifice for the dedication of the altar (Num 7:12) was the prince of the tribe of Judah. When the nation of Israel went out to war, God chose Judah to go out first (Num 10:14; Jud 20:18). It wasn’t because Judah was something special on a stick; it wasn’t some kind of archaic hierarchy which no one understood but bowed to it just the same. That was God’s effectiveness. God’s order will result in the enemy being defeated. Many times the enemy will see the ark, the dancers, tambourines and worshipers and simply run without putting up a fight because of God’s effective order. The many agendas of the democratically inclined and the special interests groups will not win the battle. They will bog the army down in the quagmire of men’s agendas.

When There is no Model

It is not easy to be redefined or repositioned when there is no model for it.  Without a model, there is no guarantee that the upheaval in our lives is worth it!  We are much more secure when we have a contemporary model to go by, but when God is building a model, it might start with you!  You might be the one building a boat before anyone even grasps the concept of rain or flooding.  You might be the one climbing out of the boat and walking on water.  That means you are the one who must be willing to make mistakes or face the criticism and ridicule that reformation requires.  (Ninth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Fresh Obedience”)
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.”

Praising Before Seeing Evidence

Knowing God’s Word and knowing that He is watching over it to fulfill it, and that it will not be allowed to return to Him without being fulfilled, a prophetic people cannot help but praise and sing praises and dance victoriously before their Captain. A prophetic church knows the outcome and cannot help but begin praising God even before seeing the physical evidence. A prophetic church is lively, active (movement), noisy, musical, has banners to display the greatness of God and the people’s exuberance for Him in art and dance.

Changes Shaking Our World

I suspect fresh obedience and the radical changes it brings may shake our personal world more than we imagined. The new models emerging in the Body of Christ will involve a redefining of roles and repositioning of men among men.  Even though the results will bring us to more excellence in our calling as individuals, it is not easy to be redefined or repositioned. (Eighth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Fresh Obedience”)

As You Go


“AS YOU GO” about your Father’s business today, this week and the remainder of this year, what you accomplish will far exceed your abilities and learned knowledge. You will have delightful discoveries that your Father’s hand is working beyond your immediate awareness. You will be involved in His workings without having to launch yourself for a particular mission. He will use you and you will accomplish matters for His Kingdom “AS YOU GO”. You will accomplish more “accidentally” than the enemy will accomplish on purpose. Matt 10:7  “And AS YOU GO, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand!”

Compact Together


As the people of God assemble today, may His powerful Holy Spirit compact us, that is, cause us to coalesce, being formed into one mass or community operating in harmony. May the ligaments in His Church hold us together solidly. And may we so be built up in love that our harmony may never be found by Him to be disconsonant. 

“For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love.” (Eph.4:16, Amp)

Exhibit Fruit of the Spirit

This is the day the Lord has made so…    I will rejoice and be glad and exhibit the fruit of the Spirit in it.  “22  –  But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,   23 — Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].” (Gal.5:22-23, Amp)

Praises Throw the Enemy Into Confusion

A bound church is not a prophetic church. If we are not free to proclaim the praises of God to God, how shall we prophesy the liberty of God to those who are bound? Events in the Old Testament are a physical example of spiritual truths and what was going on in the spirit realm. It is obvious from the Old Testament that the enemies of Israel were repeatedly thrown into a state of confusion and impotence when Israel praised their God (cf.2Chron. 20:21-23).(Seventh excerpt from Kathy’s article “Fresh Obedience”)

Your Home a Place of Peace

Many people do not feel secure in many locations throughout their comings and goings of a week. But I pray you find your home to be that place. May your home be a sanctuary and may you be at peace there. May you find comfort and safety within its walls and comfort from those who dwell there. May you have quiet and solitude and not be invaded by inordinate noise and commotion of nearby dwellings. There is a promise Jehovah gave Israel that I believe those who trust in Jesus can claim for their families: (Jer.30:10b, GNT) “…You will come back home and live in peace; you will be secure, and no one will make you afraid.” We are praying you discover daily that you are at peace in your home.

Click on the link below to watch a video of Marty Gabler praying 
for your home to be a place of peace:

Fresh or Old Models

If parts of the old models become extinct or inactive during fresh obedience, it is likely they were already successfully completed or they were only temporary in purpose.  I believe we will find that many details of former models will fall into the category of facilitation rather than essential purpose.  The mud Jesus put on the man’s blind eyes did not need to be preserved and kept as a holy tool.  It was simply facilitation for an obedience, a means to an end.  Many of the acquisitions of our past examples are not to be carried into the next chapter of purpose.  Facilitation must keep a secondary role of support as we move ahead in fresh obedience. (Sixth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Fresh Obedience”)


Beside Still Waters Live Tonight

Beside Still Waters is an evening devotion with Marty Gabler,  livestreamed 
on Marty’s Facebook page each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8:15pm Central Time.

Cast Your Burden on the Lord

“Cast Your Burden on the Lord” with Marty Gabler
Psalm 55:22 “Cast your burden on the Lord and He will sustain you.”
Click on video thumbnail pic below to view.






View other videos Marty and Kathy have done on his YouTube Channel.

War in Song

We wage war in prophetic praise and song and dance. We are commissioned to fight and our weapons are of divine origin, not of man. That is why we are so bold, because we have divine commission and divine weapons that have divine power to demolish strongholds (2Co.10:4). Our weapon is primarily the written Word of God and then the encouragements He gives which are based on scripture. They may include a song in the night, a teaching, a prophecy or a praise song. The fact remains that the prophetic church is ever doing battle by being the voice of God on the earth.

Revolution Rather Than Obedience

It is possible that fresh obedience will bring such radical results that it will be tempting to get caught up in revolution rather than obedience!  That is a warning to the wise.  If we become revolutionary through passion rather than wisdom and obedience, the results will not be the same.  Making changes for the sake of change is about passion.   Expecting or demanding immediate change can be about impatience rather than obedience.  Nevertheless, fresh obedience will be revolutionary. (Fifth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Fresh Obedience”)
Beside Still Waters with Marty Gabler
Live on Facebook — Marty Gabler
Reading the Word of God and prayer.
Livestream each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8:15pm Central Time USA.

Trust and Lean

As the people of God assemble today, may they together lean upon the Lord and encourage those who are discouraged and battle-worn to lean upon and trust the Lord with all their heart and not trust their own understanding.
Prov.3:5-6 “Trust it the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding, but in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”

Out From Under an old Shadow

A word Kathy got from the Lord concerning this season is that we (including you) are coming out from under the shadow of an old enemy. She believed that she was hearing that for us as individuals and for the nation on the whole. Old enemies are going to lose their voice — defeating voices that keep resounding in our heads and voices that keep sounding out through various media in our nation. There has been a drain on us because, up until now, there has been no release. But in this season that is now shifting into position, those voices will be silenced. Take that word for yourself and declare it and pray over it.

Waking Up

We are rejoicing in the cooler fall weather and are sensing that there is shifting going on in more than just the natural seasons. Rom.13:11a “And this, knowing the season, that already it is time for you to awake out of sleep…”. I declare to you that the people of God are waking up to matters and individuals who have been busily available to the machinations of darkness as willing pawns to produce chaos and resist righteousness in this nation. “Sleep” that has hindered recognition and participation in the advancement of the Kingdom is being wiped from our eyes so that we may clearly see what has been presented as mere political maneuvering to promote a candidate and their party. It is not being wiped away so we may simply lay blame but so that we may actively be involved at every possible level, especially in prayer and declarations. Our President and his co-laborers in moving our nation toward righteousness must have our continual prayer covering. I urge you to read my article in this issue of SEEC Magazine “Why the Uproar and Rage?”. It has been mailed out through the US Postal Service and through email. In my article I quote Apostle Jim Hodges’ recent statement:  “America has a history of challenges and crises, and we have come to another defining moment, a tipping point. May the Spirit upon David come upon all the followers of David’s greater Son, the Lord Jesus Christ!”

SEEC Magazine Latest Issue   **Our 22nd Year of Publication!**
Marty and Kathy Gabler invite you to read  SEEC Magazine  Volume 22  Issue 5.