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Archive for September, 2019

What’s Your Method?

HandsPrayingMy wife calls me “the methodist” because she says I have a method for everything. John & Charles Wesley had a method. That’s why people started calling them “Methodists.” Their method? Prayer & Bible reading lead to sanctification. I don’t mind being called a methodist after all.    

Look With Expectancy

People looking expectantly.jpgAs the people of God assemble today may they join hands and hearts and look toward the remainder of the 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)

Deciding Not to Stop and Replay

Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection and ascension was for our salvation. That RecorderListensalvation includes the power to overcome any obstacle to your life and purpose. The fact that He came to die for you proves that you have value. That’s your trump, the undeniable proof that you have value and that will forever declare your worth! The challenge is figuring out how to get your emotions to agree with that truth so that you don’t bottom-out if someone treats you as if you don’t have worth. If someone’s selfishness or pride or ignorance or prejudice or stupidity causes them to look at anybody as worthless, that is their problem. It is a lie to believe someone else’s problem can make you worthless. The challenge here is to find a way that their problem has no influence over our emotions. If we can learn to leave those offending moments in life by deciding not to stop and replay them, we can walk away in the confidence that we can trust God to deal with people and their issues while we rest in the truth that our self-worth isn’t even at risk.—Kathy Gabler

Call Unto Me

spaceIn a voice of command God said, “Call unto me.” God is not without purpose, not without a plan; but there are times when He has been without someone to stand in the gap calling upon Him to move power and authority from heaven into earth. (Eze.22:30) Calling unto God in alignment with His plan and purpose brings restoration (Jer.33:6-14)

Going Back is not an Alternative

HikingWalkStickPharaoh said, “They are entangled in the wilderness.”(Ex14:3) Entangled means “involved”. It would appear that, in the present, they were so worried about rocks, brush and varmints that they forgot about the freedom on the other side of wilderness. “Coming out” may look different and require different decisions and actions than we originally predicted. But going back is not an alternative.

Get an Adjective Change

HelloNameTag.jpgWhat adjective do people put in front of your name? After heaven invaded JerichoRoad, they could no longer call Bartimaeus “blind” because Bartimaeus pushed beyond what was normally acceptable & defied religious limitations & barriers. Heaven is invading your road. Cry out! Get an adjective change. ”When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus from Nazareth was near, he began to shout out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Mk.10:47, TLB)

Above All we Think


All things are possible with God. The sticky part about that is, we believe the things that are possible are the things we can conceive. But ALL things are possible with God whether they are those we can imagine or those beyond our realm of knowledge and experience. Eph.3:20 “above all we ask or think”



Subtle Things Changing Things

Subtle things in the Bible that no one noticed until they were put in place and Tiny flame.jpegactivated by the timing and purpose of Yahweh: (1) One Hebrew in Pharaoh’s prison (Joseph); (2) 300 men on a hillside outside a Midianite camp (Gideon); (3) 14 yr. old with a slingshot (David); (4) A baby born in an obscure stable (Jesus); (5) 12 nonsdescript men sitting at the feet of Jesus (ragtag, imperfect group of disciples); (6) A little boy’s lunch (feeding of 5,000); (7) 120 people having a prayer meeting in an upper room (believer-empowering, city-rocking move of Holy Spirit). Result: History Changed! Conclusion: Don’t give up!

So They Might Arise

As the people of God assemble today may they praise from their hearts, give from ManPraiseSunrisetheir obedience and hear from true Biblical understanding so that they might arise with God’s power to meet the needs of the hurting and oppressed.  “I’m sending you off to open the eyes of the outsiders so they can see the difference between dark and light, and choose light, see the difference between Satan and God, and choose God. I’m sending you off to present my offer of sins forgiven, and a place in the family, inviting them into the company of those who begin real living by believing in me.” (Acts 28:17-18, Msg)

Grow Beyond Bounds

May the Lord make the remainder of the year, the people, circumstances and time TallTreeof it, a fertile ground for your purpose and destiny to grow in.  *   May you grow beyond all the bounds of what you have been told you would never be and never accomplish.  *  May you outgrow the small view and reputation that family, acquaintances, church and culture have believed they had every right to keep you in. “God sent me to announce the year of his grace—a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies—and to comfort all who mourn,  To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes,  Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit.  RENAME THEM ‘OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS‘ PLANTED BY GOD TO DISPLAY HIS GLORY.” (Isa.61:2-3, Msg)

Wilderness Experience-Wilderness Heart


It’s OK to take a wilderness experience into the promised land but it’s not OK to take a wilderness heart into promise. (Just ask Achan; Judges Chapter 7.) What we don’t leave in the wilderness, trips us up in the promise. What we don’t get over today, overcomes us tomorrow!

Yesterday Today and Forever

God is the same yesterday, today and forever. We tend to draw a straight line and FatherArmAroundSon1point at the left as yesterday, the middle as today and the right side as forever. Rather, draw a circle as representing yesterday, today and forever. He is never-ending and we are the ones He is covering inside that circle with His never-failing, never-changing character. You are surrounded by His love, presence and wisdom!  ”You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness you follow behind me to spare me from the harm of my past. With your hand of love upon my life, you impart a blessing to me. (Ps.139:5, TPT)
Kingdom Congress 2019 is March 4-6,2019

Video: Stay Still

15 min. Video of Kathy Gabler on Beside Still Waters
“Stay Still and Stay Thankful”
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Stay Still and Stay Thankful

After a time of wrestling with unanswered prayer that hadn’t seen the slightest possibility of being answered and after asking the Lord for wisdom and counsel rowing in stormbefore my attitude got way out of line, the Lord spoke to me, “Stay still and stay thankful”. Those are very clear instructions. Immediately I began to think about stillness and thankfulness and Jn.14:1 “Don’t let your heart be troubled”, came to mind. Having studied it I knew it meant “don’t let your heart be agitated or tossed to and fro or perplexed with doubt” and all that is the opposite of being still. Unanswered prayers don’t get to determine the mood for the day. When the man arrived from Jairus’ house and told him not to trouble the Teacher any more because his daughter was dead, Jesus heard the man and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid! Just trust me, and she’ll be all right.” (Lk.8:50, TLB) Trust is the place where you don’t live by what you see or by what you hear; trust is the place where you stand on the Lord’s steady faithfulness, His unshakeable goodness, His undistracted awareness of what you need, of your prayers and when and how it will be best to answer them. —Kathy Gabler

Prophetic Lifestyle

(Excerpt from Melissa’s message at DVP2019)—I’m going to address the Prophetic Look at distanceLifestyle.  Let me start by saying this is a lifestyle for all of us to live not just those called to be a Prophet. This is my definition of the Prophetic Lifestyle: It Is LIVING BY THE SPIRIT and sensing, hearing and seeing God’s intention about the here and now, and what is to come. It’s also about carrying that God-intention to its manifestation AND letting that intention do its work in us. 

Built to Anticipate

Each of us already has a pretty full plate of anticipation about the coming year. We Excited Child.pngare built to anticipate. If we are honest, I believe we will admit that we are continually anticipating what is ahead whether we are anticipating good or bad, productive or nonproductive, desired or undesirable. Right in the middle of it all it would be quite helpful to us if we considered that it is quite difficult to anticipate the provision or intervention of God if we are not looking to God and His Word. Ps.145:15 (NKJV) “The eyes of all look expectantly to You…”  (NET)  “Everything looks to you in ANTICIPATION…” (Excerpt from Marty’s message at DVP2019)

Encouraging One Another

people talking2As 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.”

Transition Into New Norms

BreakthroughwallI have sensed for several months that the Body of Christ is in an important time of transition into new norms.  One of the new norms I believe we can expect is strategic dreams that equip us for the purposes of God.  I consider strategic dreams to be those timely telegrams that confirm direction or give instruction or release insight and understanding for a mandate and call to action.—Kathy Gabler    (Kathy will be speaking at the DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY CONFERENCE 2019  today, Sept.14 at 10:30am)

Keep The Air Cleared

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Dreams and Un-carnal Weapons

A victory won with un-carnal weapons that were received in dreams and visions: My niece dreamed recently that she was in her kitchen sauteeing some onions.  Her dad, who had passed away the previous year, stood in the doorway of her kitchen.  firebucketwaterScrunching 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! 

Angels on assignment can definitely be un-carnal weapons discharged in our behalf.  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.—Kathy Gabler

(Kathy is teaching at Dreams Visions Prophecy 2019. It is Sept.13-15. No Fee to attend. Nursery available 0-4yrs.)

Anticipating Something

The coming generation will anticipate something. Who will give them something to AnticipationLookUpanticipate? Will they anticipate hopelessness or the possibilities of the God of the Bible? One of the biggest favors we can do the coming generation is to build anticipation into them, anticipation for the intervention of God, anticipation to see God do something no previous generation has ever seen. Every time people speak of tragedy and hopelessness, let us say to the coming generation, “BUT GOD….”. Let’s help them keep their anticipator alive and well and functioning at peak capacity. Let’s charge it up at every opportunity! (Marty will be speaking and prophesying at Dreams Visions Prophecy 2019 which is Sept.13-15. No Fee.)
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Making Big Changes

FlagCrossWe carry what our nation and the world needs, and you can change things from where you are at this moment. God used a remnant of people time and time again to make big changes. He’s God, a tiny dose of His power can turn this thing upside-down! Our new motto for this year and beyond can be: As goes the remnant, so goes the nation. — Melissa Gabler. (Melissa will be speaking on “Prophetic Lifestyle” at DREAMS VISIONS AND PROPHECY 2019.)

Participating With Holy Spirit’s Promptings

Our biggest challenge may be learning how the Spirit prompts us to participate and cooperate with God in the supernatural.  I remember when Melissa was a teen and a prophetic sound would stir in her.  She would feel like she was about to throw up.  MoonCloudsDreamFinally instead of getting to such a drastic extreme, she learned that she had something to release when she first heard a phrase or saw a picture.  Job 33, tells us that some people hear instruction in dreams and visions. William Branham had a lifetime full of signs and wonders.  He learned to hear God and get instruction through detailed visions. These visions set the stage for miracles:  A woman sent him a request to come and pray for her daughter who was crippled.  He would not go to any of these requests unless the Lord gave him a vision of it. In this case he saw the girl lying on a bed in the corner of the room and her father standing by the bed.  He also saw a man sitting by the front window looking outside and her mother was standing by the doorway next to the girl.  An old woman was sitting in a rocking chair next to the mother.  Then he prayed for the girl and she was healed.  When he and his friend arrived at the house, everything was just as it was in the vision except the old woman was not in the rocking chair and no one was seated by the window looking out. So Branham said, “It is not right yet. We will wait.” In the meantime, his friend sat down by the front window and was looking out, and an old woman came from next door and sat in the rocking chair.  Then Branham said to bring the girl, and the father picked her up and brought her.  Branham laid hands on her and she was completely healed.
One last consideration is the principle of “some plant and some water, but God gives the increase” (1Co3:6-8). ”The Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk, but of power! (1Co 4:20) We are born into this Kingdom to participate in that power and the miracles, signs and wonders will follow. —Kathy Gabler
(Kathy will be teaching at Dreams Visions Prophecy 2019. It is Sept.13-15 at Grace International in Willis,TX just north of Houston off I-45.)

Stretch our Curtains

tentAs the people of God assemble today, the Presence of the Holy Spirit working with the Word will enable us to “stretch our curtains and lengthen our tent cords” so that we will “break forth” and our “offspring will possess the nations and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.” (Isa.54:1-4)