Daily Devotions

Archive for December, 2018

Building up for the Future

As the people of God assemble today, may they build one another up in hope as they look to the future with expectancy for the purposes of God Almighty to be fulfilled in their lives and in their church family.  ”So then, let us pursue [with enthusiasm] the things which make for peace and the building up of one another [things which lead to spiritual growth].” (Rom.14:19, Amp)


A Deposit of Wisdom

(Kathy Gabler)—Coming into the new year we would be wise to make decisions based in the Word of God, the wisdom of God. If we go to God for a deposit of His peace and wisdom, we can make a choice that contradicts our feelings.  That doesn’t mean you are giving up strategy and resolve, it means you’re just choosing not to stay UPSET while it comes.  To stay upset is to CHOOSE death because your body will suffer, relationships will suffer and “emotional reactions” will become KING in the house and set an atmosphere that draws more upset.
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Marty, Kathy and Melissa invite you to join them for a special New Year’s Beside Still Waters segment Jan.1, 2019 at 8:15pm. It will be live on Marty’s Facebook page. It will be a time of prophetic inspiration, encouragement and anticipation looking forward to seeing God’s Kingdom purposes in 2019.

 


Beside Still Waters __ God has Turned the Tide

Beside Still Waters with Marty Gabler
Beside Still Waters is an evening devotional and may be viewed live
on Marty’s Facebook page at 8:15pm Central Time USA on
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

“God has Turned the Tide”   Psalm 118:15, Msg
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Imagination Available to God

We must do something to see beyond our norm. What about an imagination that is available to God? Do we only see the mundane and the predictable and then do we pray and limit our expectations from that mundane perspective?

Have we sentenced ourselves to only praying within the predictable because of past disappointments and the conclusions of others? Children run around with a towel tied around their neck imagining that they can fly, imagining they are super heroes until we talk them out of it. As the New Year approaches let’s neglect the tendency to allow our constant consideration of our limitations to prevail and let’s reach for those new horizons where God delights in showing His kids things they have never seen. “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jer.33:3, NKJV)


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This Thing is Going to be Reversed

(Melissa Gabler)—I’ve been dealing with a physical matter, not life or death, but an irritating battle that has almost caused a lock down due to the “WHAT IF this gets worse” record playing in my head… on repeat.  It’s that kind of battle that sent my emotions from one side of the spectrum to another.  After all, I’m not the only person to have dealt with this issue.  There are plenty of others living with it.  BUT I don’t see why I HAVE to live with it. So, I have been seeking God on the matter, and He has so beautifully and faithfully been giving me revelation regarding my healing all along this journey.   Throughout this journey I have known in my core that this physical issue is a done-deal.  In fact, at the beginning of this year I heard someone say that this is going to be a year of reversal! WELL, COME ON NOW (go ahead and take that for you and yours right now!).  Just another confirmation that not only am I being healed, but this thing is going to be reversed!
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Christmas Communion

Christmas Communion with Marty, Kathy and Melissa Gabler
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God is Greater Than all Your Need

Take all your needs and problems and stack them up.  When you see how great they stack up, then put that stack next to Almighty God.  He is greater than ALL your need. “. . . God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.” (1Jn.3:20, Msg)


Christmas 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 was 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 M. 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.


God is With Us

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)


He has Provided us a King

As the people of God assemble today, may they rejoice in the God of their salvation for He has provided us a King who rules in righteousness (Isa.32:1). May they practice the wisdom of seeking Him.  “…Three wise men came from country far; To seek for a king was their intent…” “Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel.”
“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O Daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you; He is [uncompromisingly] just and having salvation [triumphant and victorious], patient, meek, lowly, and riding on a donkey, upon a colt, the foal of a donkey.” (Zech.9:9, Amp)
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Kathy, Melissa and I invite you to join us live on Christmas Eve at 8:15pm Central Time for our annual family Christmas Eve Communion. We will be streaming live from our living room on Marty Gabler’s Facebook page reading the Word, singing, worshipping and taking communion. Join us live on Christmas Eve.

 


Leaving it in Capable Hands

(Melissa Gabler) Yesterday I was praying over a situation for which I have no answers and can do nothing about.  As soon as I prayed I heard, “Now, let go of all of your ideas of how this thing needs to be worked out and let Me have it.” As we head into Christmas and a new year may we lay down every weight, worry, and preconceived idea of what the will of God should look like in our current situations, and leave it in the capable hands of the One Whose birth we are celebrating! Have a very Merry Christmas and may you find peace unspeakable in the decision to trust the One who already set us free.
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Kathy, Melissa and I invite you to join us live on Christmas Eve at 8:15pm Central Time for our annual family Christmas Eve Communion. We will be streaming live from our living room on Marty Gabler’s Facebook page reading the Word, singing Christmas songs, worshipping and taking communion. Join us live on Christmas Eve.

 


Jesus Was A Tree

Jesus was a Tree who brought forth fruit (Jn.12:28; 17:1). Jesus was the Kingdom exposed to mankind. In Jesus, the Kingdom was observed; in His lifestyle, His character, His actions (Matt.12:28). The fact that He brought forth fruit is the fact that He was the glory of His Father in the earth. “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (Jn.1:14, NASB) In his new book, The Orphan Heart, Larry Burden gives an interesting definition of “glory” from the Greek word “doxa”:  “the appearance, form or aspect of a person which catches our attention and commands our recognition”. The Message puts it like this:  “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.” (Jn.1:14, Msg) Though the Father was sitting upon a throne in heaven, He could be seen in the earth in Jesus as He  grew and interacted with His environment.
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Kathy, Melissa and I invite you to join us live on Christmas Eve at 8:15pm Central Time for our annual family Christmas Eve Communion. We will be streaming live from our living room on Marty Gabler’s Facebook page reading the Word, singing, worshipping and taking communion. Join us live on Christmas Eve.

 


Praying for Miracles This Christmas Season

(Kathy Gabler)— Miracles are begun in grace and perfected in glory.  They start with God’s supernatural enabling and come to complete manifestation through His intent and purpose and timing. As I wait on God, I shall continue to pray for miracles this Christmas season because the coming of the Christ is still in effect as well as God’s goodwill toward men.  May His presence and power and purpose and timing change your life as His goodwill touches the earth again.
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Kathy, Melissa and I invite you to join us at Kingdom Congress 2020. It will be March 4-6, 2020 at Grace International Willis,TX. CLICK HERE for all information for KC2020.

 


Quiet Within the Clamor

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Celebrating a Date or a Person?

About this time of the year zealous religious folks seem to come out of the woodwork and attempt to rebuke others for “celebrating Christmas”, stating that it is a pagan holiday. After I posted a “Have a BlessedChristmas” message a couple of years ago on Facebook, one such person contacted me and presumptuously proceeded to lecture me on the subject. Well, the short version is that I don’t celebrate holidays, I celebrate Jesus Christ and His birth, life, words, death and resurrection each and every day of the calendar—I enjoy 365 celebrations each year! A person who attends church on Saturday once tried to lecture me that the rest of us worship on the wrong day. I allowed him to know that I worship seven days a week and wondered why he only emphasized one day of worship a week when Jesus is worthy of worship every day, all day long. Our Lord had problems with people in His days on earth who legalistically observed days and calendar events, yet their lives, morals and values were no better than the pagans who also carefully observed days and calendar events. The hope of the church is not a calendar event. The hope of the church, of all mankind and of all history is a Person, Jesus Christ. Have our calendar dates and observances made us more into the image of Christ, doing the redemptive works of Christ or has our daily personal relationship and devotion/prayer to Him benefited those we come in contact with 24/7/365? After that mean-spirited person finished attacking me, I sorta felt like I would rather spend the holiday season with those pagans who culturally celebrated the Christmas season than with them and their mean disposition (and their sad family). It is, after all, the season of lights and the season of good cheer and giving—all of which may be found in the Bible, especially giving: “For unto us a child is born, unto us A SON IS GIVEN.” (Isa.9:6); “For God so loved the world THAT HE GAVE His only begotten son’ (Jn.3:16). It would seem that loving and giving go hand in hand as exemplified by our heavenly Father.
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Kathy, Melissa and I invite you to join us on Christmas Eve at 8:15pm Central Time for our annual family Christmas Eve Communion. We will be streaming live from our living room on Marty Gabler’s Facebook page reading the Word, singing, worshipping and taking communion. Join us live on Christmas Eve.

 


Our Stance — Standing

(Melissa Gabler)—Our stance in this season is standing—standing on the truth that our magnificent God is doing something BIG.  He is establishing His plan for 2019 and beyond.  Again, we GET to be a part of this.  We GET to be a change agent simply by standing.  Yes, YOU have what is needed for this moment.  Now is not the time to throw your hands up.  Now is the time to take a deep breath and watch the glorious show unfolding in the days ahead.  Yes, there will be shockers.  BUT all we need to know is that those shockers are proof that God is shaking what can be shaken (Heb. 12:27-28)!  Thankful to be Your daughter, my King.  “The kingdom of God doesn’t come by counting the days on the calendar. Nor when someone says, ‘Look here!’ or, ‘There it is!’ And why? Because God’s kingdom is already among you.” (Luke 17:21 MSG) It’s time to wake up, and be who we were born to be.  Let’s win this war, as God has intended.
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More Than a Band-aid

We are in an era of history when nothing less than the extraordinary of Heaven is required in the earth. We cannot and will not look for those things offered by mere religious sentiment that serve as nothing more than band-aids covering the unresolved issues and fruitless programs of western religion. We must lift up our heads from where we are and look to where there are Transforming Power and radical answers that change individuals and grip them with an insatiable vision for the Kingdom of Heaven in the earth.
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MARTY GABLER may be viewed on Beside Still Waters – an evening devotion.
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In the Circle of Quiet

As the people of God assemble today may there be a powerful sense of the embracing of the mighty arms of Jahweh. May they be ministered to in the circle of quiet that our Lord provides His people as a respite from the noisome misery of evil and, in that quiet, may they receive the capacity to hear and obey His wisdom. Ps.94:13, Msg; 40:6, Amp/ jy


The Metal of Un-carnal Weapons

(Kathy Gabler)—God’s Word and His principles and His character and His will are the metal of un-carnal weapons.  For example, when we discover strongholds in our own lives that do not align with His Word or principles or character or plans, humility can become an un-carnal weapon.  The Word says that if we will humble ourselves He will give us grace. (1 Pet 5:5)  So, when we choose to humble ourselves before God, we position ourselves to receive grace.  That means we are enabled to change and the stronghold is brought down.
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MARTY GABLER may be viewed on Beside Still Waters – an evening devotion.
All segments of Beside Still Waters are archived on YouTube.
CLICK HERE to view “He Heard My Cry”

 


The Mystery of the Kingdom

(The following is from Marty’s article “From Heaven to Earth”)
“There is a mystery… The Kingdom of God is here; but instead of destroying human sovereignty, it has attacked the sovereignty of Satan. The Kingdom of God is here but instead of making changes in the external, political order of things, it is making changes in the spiritual order and in the lives of men and women…

“The Kingdom of God which is yet to come in power and great glory is actually present among men in advance in an unexpected form to bring to men in the present evil Age the blessings of the Age to Come… Matt.12:28 clearly says that the Kingdom of God has entered into the present evil age.

“The mystery of the Kingdom is this: The Kingdom of God is here but not with irresistible power. The Kingdom of God has come, but it is not like a stone grinding an image to powder… it is like a man sowing seed. It does not force itself upon men… They must receive it; the response must come from a willing heart and a submissive will.” (George Eldon Ladd)


Our Part is Awareness

(Melissa Gabler) 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.  


Using Un-carnal Weapons

(Kathy Gabler)—For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, (2 Cor 10:3-4NKJ)
I pray we become a people of God, skillful in the use of un-carnal weapons.  I believe the first step to that goal is learning to recognize the difference between carnal (governed by mere human nature only) and un-carnal weapons.  If we simply “do what comes naturally,” we are choosing carnal weapons.  So, we must learn to do what comes super-naturally.  Emotional reactions that flare up in us are sometimes explosive and therefore seem powerful.  After all, we all know what it is like to fear someone’s upset or wrath.  However, emotional outbursts, like a persuasive tongue or logic or rationalization are common weapons of the natural man; therefore they are still carnal weapons and do not compare with un-carnal weapons like Godly authority and wisdom or Divine revelation and intervention. 


Beside Still Waters – “Heart’s Desire”

Beside Still Waters with Marty Gabler is a devotional of reading the Bible and prayer. It is live on Facebook each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8:15pm Central Time USA. This segment is with Pastor James Kent in West Texas. The theme is “Heart’s Desire”.

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God is Greater

Take all your needs and problems and stack them up.  When you see how great they stack up, then put that stack next to Almighty God.  He is greater than ALL your need.  “. . . God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.” (1Jn.3:20, Msg)