Daily Devotions

Archive for June, 2019

That Committed to Him

As the people of God assemble today may they know to Whom they belong and to prayer_look upWhom they have committed all their yesterdays and all their tomorrows to. May they speak of Yahweh and His assurances to one another and may they worship Him in spirit and in truth. “…I know (perceive, have knowledge of, and am acquainted with) Him Whom I have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on), and I am [positively] persuaded that He is able to guard and keep that which has been entrusted to me and which I have committed [to Him] until that day.” (2Tim.1:12, Amp)

Hold Fast

The blimp bobbed a bit and then shot skyward in spite of its bulk. The wind picked it up like a child’s toy and handled it without difficulty. All of the crew had let go of Hot balloon3.jpgtheir lines except for one lone worker who realized too late that he was above the limit of safety for letting go. My heart leapt and I hollered out encouragement for the poor fellow to hold on. It was readily apparent that the frightened lad was “holding fast” to the line that was his only hope for safety from death. He maintained a determined hold on that line, for what seemed an eternity, until the pilot was finally able to set the behemoth safely back down. In like manner, we must absolutely “hold fast” to the Word of God which we have heard. Scrambling about, simply and desperately reaching for the handiest thing will never suffice. We must hold to the Word of God in order to be set down in the place of safety. There is no substitute or replacement for the life-saving Word of God.  Lk 8:15  “But as for that [seed] in the good soil, these are [the people] who, hearing the Word, HOLD IT FAST in a just (noble, virtuous) and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience.” (Amp)

Harm Not Acceptable

Injury or harm are not an acceptable part of a day or life of a son/daughter of God. MountainSunriseCloudsThis day, by faith in the name of Jesus, I draw the Bloodline (the New Testament, the New Covenant provision purchased for me by the shed Blood of JESUS at Calvary) around me and my family. We are the redeemed of the Lord and we say so. I receive my Lord’s provision and covering for safe keeping that I, and mine, may be healthy and walk fully in the fulfillment of His covenant purposes in our generation.  “and he said: “Lord God of Israel, there is no God in heaven above or on earth below like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts.” (1Kings8:23, NKJV)

Accusations Worked Against Us

Marty Gabler releases a word at Grace International Willis,TX on Sunday 6-23-19. God is intervening in our lives to cast out the accusations that have worked against us.
Click on video below to view. (Length: 9 minutes)
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Deliverance from Defeat of Generational Curses

Our merciful and caring God wants to deliver people from the illnesses and/or diseases that their parents had; e.g., heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, blood family walkingissues, mental issues. He wants to deliver people from out of the same rut a parent was in; e.g., poverty, stubbornness, temper, anger, dependency on alcohol, drugs or personalities. I declare that we are coming out of the defeat of generational curses and setting a victorious course for our generation and generations to come. We will enter into and possess promises that former generations never embraced.   “Seeing then that the promise remains over [from past times] for some to enter that rest, and that those who formerly were given the good news about it and the opportunity, failed to appropriate it and did not enter because of disobedience,  7  Again He sets a definite day, [a new] Today, [and gives another opportunity of securing that rest] saying through David after so long a time in the words already quoted, Today, if you would hear His voice and when you hear it, do not harden your hearts.”(Heb.4:6-7, Amp)

Webinars With Marty and Kathy

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Marty and Kathy Gabler are offering webinars for teaching the Word of God for the equipping of the saints. You can remain in the comfort of your home with your coffee mug or iced tea glass and receive training in the Word of God.

(Sort of like seminars but on the web. A modern, convenient way to take classes.)
The webinars will be live 30 minute sessions taught by Marty or Kathy Gabler and an opportunity for questions at the end.
You will be able to see the teacher and they will be able to see you.
Participants will be emailed a link that will enable them to join the webinar. You must have the link in order to view and participate in the class.

SCHEDULE  —  (Some will be free and some require a fee.)
The schedule will be listed here and on Marty’s Facebook page.
There will be some classes offered as a single session while other subjects will be offered as two, three, four or six week courses. Some of the six week courses will have a text book written by Marty or Kathy included in the fee. Fees may be paid online with a credit card.
Click this link to go to Marty’s Facebook page.

*** The First Free SEEC Institute Webinar with Marty Gabler will be July 1, 2019 at 7:00pm CDT USA. ***
………………….This is a FREE WEBINAR……………………….

The title of our first SEEC Institute Webinar is:
“The Word in Between”
Marty will be teaching on what happens between the door God closes and the one He opens. There is always a “Word in Between” if we are listening.
(It will likely be a two-parter for such a 
subject with Part 2 on
July 3, 2019 at 7:00pm CDT USA.)

For ALL information about the SEEC Institute Webinars CLICK HERE
or click the SEEC Institute tab at the top of this page.

He Will be the Last One Standing

Perhaps we could paraphrase Joel 2:25 like this:    “I will restore the years swallowed up because you did not realize the significance of MY purpose and StandingMountainLightdestiny in your life.  The circumstances were forces  that I used to change you,  to build character,  to build strength, to complete a work within you and to bring about the right timing and conditions for My purpose in you.”   Of course, when you are eating locusts without the honey and pulling crispy, creepy locusts shells out of your hair and swatting them away from your nose, eyes and ears, you wonder if you will be naked and half eaten or even be able to see the Redeemer who is coming.   If you dared open your mouth you would ask for His ETA.  However, that is the time to let the last line of Job 19:25, echo through you, “And at the last He will take His stand on the earth”.   He will have the last word and He will be the last one standing in our behalf.  So, let’s dare to trust Him to keep our accounts and wait for Him to show up as our Redeemer.  —Kathy Gabler 

Staying on the Path

This is the day the Lord has made so. . .    In this day we will rejoice and we will PathwaySunTreespractice caution concerning byways and side roads, staying on the path of righteousness by making decisions based on the Word of God. We will avoid deception and deceiving. We will recognize that the straight road is pictured as the road on which no one ever loses his way. “Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright. 27 Turn not aside to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil.” (Prov.4:26-27, Amp)

Outliving a Siege

The last sentence in Joel 2:25 says,  My great army which I sent among you…”.   That tells us that God sent the army of locusts, the swarm of circumstance.   Did He siege_Jerusalemsend them to ultimately rob, kill and destroy His people?  No.  Interestingly, through those times that it feels like we are helpless and chaos is king, our Redeemer is watching and working behind the scenes and at every intersection.   Even during a siege there is a redemptive factor at work and, whether we realize it or not, the conflict is working something out of us and into us.  Overcoming a locust season is an opportunity for sons to build muscle and maturity.  Coming out with both is a redeeming result of difficulty.   Outliving a siege positions us for redemption of our purpose.  Matured and muscled, we are then equipped to embrace every opportunity restored, every resource restored, every potential restored, every strength restored, every harvest restored, every energy restored and the years lost in the difficult, building process. —Kathy Gabler  

Part of Something Bigger

As the people of God assemble today may each one be aware that he/she is a part of looking upsomething that is bigger than they are–that they are a part of the momentum of God that will not ever stop but shall ever increase (Isa.9:7). We will worship and honor our Lord who made us one body for His glory, so shall we move forward as one, laying down our lives (our ambitions, aspirations and personal agendas) so that body might glorify JESUS in this earth before a culture that is jaded by the fruitless philosophies and idealisms of a man-focused society.

Jehovah Making up for the Years

Holy Scripture says that Jehovah will restore what the locusts have eaten. (Joel 2:25) handtoeyeslookingHe will make up for those times that no matter how many bugs you killed, they kept coming.  He will restore those years it took to fight and endure the swarming  circumstances.   He will make up for the time it took for circumstances to consistently strip away your strength and hope.  He will make up for all those mornings when the sunrise woke up the dread in your soul again and circumstances continued to devour your day and your future.  He will make up for the months and years that opposition smothered you and circumstances robbed you through changelessness. He is, indeed, your Redeemer! —Kathy Gabler

Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus

As the people of God assemble today may they fix their eyes on Jesus who endured the cross, despised the shame and is now set down at the right hand of the throne of God as the Victorious Lamb. May they know that Jesus rose from the dead because there was more to come.  “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  2 FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  (Heb.12:1-2, NAU)

Our Redeemer

A redeemer is one who delivers, avenges or ransoms as needed, one who buys back locustwhat was lost.  Think about all that can be lost to us, like lost opportunities, lost resources, lost potential, lost strength, lost harvest and lost energy (to list a few).   Our Redeemer can even buy back time, He said so in Joel 2:25,  And I will restore to you the years [I will make up to you for the years] the swarming locust has eaten, the locust larvae, and the stripping locust, and the cutting locust. . .”  This scripture does not only say He can restore the years, it says He will.  — Kathy Gabler

The Master of the Sea

Beside Still Waters with Marty Gabler on Lake Livingston in East Texas
Click on the video below to watch “The Master of the Sea”
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Beside Still Waters is an evening devotional of reading Scripture in the Bible
and time in prayer. Marty Gabler leads BSW live on his Facebook
page each Tuesday at 8:00pm Central Time USA.

Click on Marty’s Facebook picture on the left
to view his Facebook Page.

Breaking out of old Patterns

BreakthroughwallGod is breaking us out of old patterns. He is breaking old patterns of habits, of things that defeat us, the old patterns of thoughts and attitudes that lead us into defeat. He is breaking those old patterns so that we can walk in freedom and be at peace in His purposes. “He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.” (Ps.23:3, NKJV)

God-Cloaked Answers

 Have you ever had times when a revelatory nugget pops up, then within days you hear the same nugget from other sources? That’s been happening as of late and I’m learning curtainpullbackto pay attention to those! Following is one such instance that has been not only ringing in my ear, but answering some of those seemingly unanswerable questions. 
While in conversation this was quoted to me from a book, “God hides some things for specific times so that the enemy cannot destroy them.” That stuck with me, and a couple of days later I read a quote from some- one else that was expressing the exact same thought! Well, that really hit me between the eyes, especially because these came from trusted sources. It was an “Are you listening?” moment. 
I began meditating on God hiding something for a specific time, and it felt like this statement began filling cracks in my understanding. If God cloaks something for a time, it is not only to hide it from the devil and his destructive minions, but it is also to hide it from our own self sabotage. Yes, the devil and self-sabotage are two different things. However, the devil LOVES stoking the flames of self sabotage! All we have to do is let our fears and concerns fall out of our mouths like kindling for the enemy’s threatening bonfire. So many times we make the devil’s job so easy. 

Melissa Gabler will be speaking at Kingdom Congress 2020
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Stir up the Gift

firePaul urged Timothy, “Stir up the gift of God within you” (2Tim.1:6 KJV). There was no impassioned plea for Timothy to sit quietly by until a holy stick-bearing angel came and stirred up the fire. Actually, the imperative is to do just the opposite: “[You] Fan into flame the gift of God.” This phrase was used in the common vernacular of the time to describe the rekindling of a fire that had been allowed to die down through neglect (W.E. Vine).

We Will See With Our Own Eyes

There are blessings, signs, wonders and miracles about to happen in our lives, our eyefamilies, our churches and our nation because God was witnessing of it before you and I were ever born—for His Name’s sake. We will not fall backward from promise in our confession. We will not say as Abraham, “Since You have given no offspring to me, one born in my house is my heir.” (Gen.15:3). Because He who is Witness responds “This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir.” (v.4) We will not see promise from afar or second-hand. We will see it with our own eyes and give Almighty God praise.

Not Preoccupied With Others Views

The thief of Jn.10:10 will get us preoccupied with other people’s views of our TalkingPointingrelationship with God or their opinion of the likelihood of God’s promise coming to pass in us. He wants us totally dismayed with the time period between promise and fulfillment. Such a spirit readily points out failed relationships and failed attempts “to be a part of” so it appears that there is now a “blemish” on our calling. His memory works overtime reminding us of failed or unheeded opportunities. Hence, the implication of our being unworthy or unreliable as participants in any divine purpose. [Therefore] My brothers and sisters, try hard [make every effort; strive] to be certain that you really are called and chosen by God [confirm your calling and election]. [For] If you do all these things, you will never fall [stumble]. (2Pe.1:10, EXB)

Father’s Hearts Affirming

As the people of God assemble today, may hearts of fathers be turned to the coming FatherArmAroundSongeneration. May fathers in our congregations discern the potential of the youth around them and let their hearts be turned to affirming them, encouraging them and enabling them on to their destiny in Christ. May this be the most memorable Father’s Day with fathers and children turned to each other in love and in honor, grasping the heavenly Father’s heart for the generations to glorify His intent. “May the Lord richly bless both you and your children.” (Ps.115:14, TLB)

Like Father, Like Son

Jesus was the Kingdom of God exposed to mankind. In Jesus, the Kingdom was FatherArmAroundSon1observed (Matt.12:28). In Jn.1:14 The Message version 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.” Though the Father was sitting upon a throne in heaven, He could be seen in the earth in Jesus as He interacted with His environment. (Jn.20:21b) Jesus said, “…as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” There are people in our neighborhoods and at our jobs and in our families who need to see the Father through us. We are praying you discover daily that your life is reflecting Jesus. 

Read Marty and Kathy’s Magazine

SEEC Magazine Latest Issue   ***  Our 23rd Year of Publication!**
Marty and Kathy Gabler invite you to read
SEEC Magazine  Volume 23  Issue 3 __ June/July2019
We pray you are edified and equipped for your Kingdom purpose.
Blessings to you,
Marty and Kathy


Whose Report Will You Believe?

That dreadful dream detractor, that depreciating disparager is a thief and has come lookintodistance“only to steal and kill and destroy (Jn.10:10).” His goal is to steal away a word, a hope, a dream or a vision that God has given. He would love for you to think it has been canceled or, at the very least, that you will have to settle for something less. You end up bedraggled, talking like, “It’s not going to be what I originally expected it would be but ‘many are the trials of the righteous’ and I’m just glad to know the Lord.” The detractor spirit finds many an ear willing to listen, willing to believe and willing to act on the altered information. BUT, whose report will YOU believe?  “The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy.” (Prov.15:30, NKJV)

Live and Deliver

Anything that has to do with deliverance, anything that would bring you to possess Moses bulrushes.jpgthe land, anything that would bring you to a new chapter in your life must be nourished. If it is nourished it will overcome Pharaoh (Just like Moses was saved and nourished). God nourishes us and those dreams, hopes and promises He gives us so that they might live and deliver. “But Zion said, The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me. Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. Your sons hasten back, and those who laid you waste depart from you! (Isa.49:14-17).”