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Call and I Will Answer

The army sergeant was summoned to the office in response to an irate mother. With raised voice, she proceeded to inform the sergeant that his treatment of her son would no longer be tolerated. Objections would be made to the highest office if necessary. The son had gotten to a payphone and, in tear-filled voice, told his mother how rough his life was and how he was ready to come home. It seemed that the focus of her son’s misery was on the sergeant because he was continually shouting out orders and dealing out punishment when they were not carried out per every detail of his instructions. However, when each complaint was responded to, it became apparent that the young man was choosing if and when to respond to orders based upon his opinion of the value of the order. What the boy and his mother did not understand was that the sergeant had good reason to give the orders he issued and was preparing the young man for circumstances he had never dealt with and the sergeant had the expertise to get him through. The sergeant asked the mother, “Which do you prefer, that I bring him back home from war alive or in a body bag?” Commands insure longevity.


In a voice of command, the Lord God spoke to Jeremiah and required that he “call unto” Him. Calling unto God has a purpose. It was not a religious exercise that God wanted to observe Jeremiah busy with.  God said, “Call unto me AND…. I will answer.” It would be in agreement with what God fully intended to do in the earth. God must agree with Himself and with His Word, His will, His plan. God is not without purpose, not without a plan; but there are times when God has been without someone to stand in the gap calling upon Him to move power and authority from heaven into the earth. Eze 22:30  “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one. Ezekiel does not say that a large company is required but, in v.30, ONE will do. Luk 18:1  ALSO [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up). (Amp)  1Ti 2:8  I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. Calling unto God in alignment with His plan and purpose brings restoration. (See Jer.33:6-14)

Awakening and the Fear of the Lord

MSG Grace5Melissa—I believe the awakening we have heard about for a decade, and are currently experiencing, is an awakening to the fear of the Lord.  We are indeed headed into not only understanding but living in the fear of the Lord.  I grew up hearing that the fear of the Lord is awe, reverence and respect for God, and it is, but there is still more.  Here’s how the Holy Spirit presented it to me awhile back, “Either you are bowing your knee in awe and reverence to Me or you are bowing your knee in tolerance and submission to everything else.”  

Melissa is leading worship and speaking at
September 9-11,2022   Grace Church Willis,TX  936-856-2455

Reason for Going to War

Kathy—I’ve always thought the only reason to go to war is to win, but I’m beginning to realize there are other reasons for warfare.  Some battles are a matter of training our soul (our mind and will and emotions) to stand and develop muscle to be able to stand no matter what.  Eph. 6:13 puts it this way:  “And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm.”  The goal of warfare can also be to take ground incrementally in Divine timing. There are many maneuvers needed to pull down strongholds in this present darkness.  It is a bigger war than we can wage from one battlefield.  This present darkness is a matter of world rulers that are spirit forces of wickedness in the spirit realm.  These forces gather to form strongholds, and there they influence and manipulate people like puppets for their evil intents to kill, steal and destroy.  That’s why Eph 6:12 tells us “we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.”  These forces must be dismantled strategically and incrementally along with the workers of darkness they deploy into this present darkness.


LEAVE OUT THE COP-OUTS—If you spend any time around little children, you will realize that they are champions at excuses for not obeying or completing tasks. If allowed to carry that fall-back into their future without being expected to fulfill requirements put upon them it will result in their failure in tasks and in the proper development of their character.

MPG GraceIt is good to realize our utter dependence upon God as long as we don’t shift it from humble recognition to excuse. (1Ki 3:7)  “Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of David my father, and I am but a lad [in wisdom and experience]; I know not how to go out (begin) or come in (finish).” (Amp)  That is an expression stating that he had not done what he is now being called upon to do – that he has no experience or knowledge of the matters awaiting him.

Many feel that they do not know how to walk out the remainder of 2022 because the last couple of years have proven to be matters and circumstances that we have never had to walk out before.

Proclaiming not knowing how to begin or end a thing shouldn’t be an excuse but rather an acknowledgement of Who does. Then, if we know Who does know how to begin and end a thing (Isa.46:10), we can yield to Him and His principles of enablement for and completing mandates and making necessary adjustments in preferences, appetites and emotions.


Marty will be speaking and prophesying at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2022
September 9-11,2022  at Grace Church Willis,TX   NO FEE

Calling for the Answer

Melissa — When we are calling on Almighty God, we don’t get to determine what the answer must be. That kind of determination is a prescription for indigestion. Why? Because we are working from a very limited soul-perspective of the situation with even more limited soul-solutions. This kind of limitation focuses on the impossible rather than the God of the impossible. He not only sees the problem, but where it came from (possibly from entitlement mindsets passed on through the bloodline?) and He sees the best solution for the complete fix. That right there is the kind of “great and mighty” answer we are truly looking for.

Breakthrough Bringing Changes

Kathy–I went to bed with a sense of a storm gathering and I fell asleep praying.  I stirred once or twice with a definite awareness of war in the heavenlies.  A little after 3:00 A.M., I awoke to the sounds of battle, swords clashing and noisy chaos.  In a vision, I watched silhouettes in battle and knew I was seeing war in second heaven.  I thought of the archangel Michael warring to get the answer to Daniel’s prayer to him and I realized this war was getting God’s will to earth again. I did not have the pulse of what God was doing or what prayers He was answering, so I knelt on the bed and asked Him, “How do I pray?  What do I do?”  But His answer was surprising, “Just watch what I’m doing.”  So, I silently watched and waited for God’s outcome.  Lightning flashed and thunder crashed so loudly in the vision that it seemed to be a real storm inside the hotel room until 3:45 A.M. When the battle sounds subsided, I could only hear the sound of rain, heavy rain.  The vision continued.  I saw the sides of a river being torn away by the force of gushing flood waters.  I knew I was seeing a breakthrough that night that would bring changes as surely as the gushing waters were changing the course of that river.  I was reminded of 2Sam.5:20, and Baal-perazim, which means “the Lord of breakthroughs” or the “Owner of breakthroughs”.  I fell into a deep sleep, confident God was doing something awesome and had broken through opposition to get things from Heaven to earth.

God’s Promises Never Fail

As the people of God assemble today may they worship the name of the Most High God Yahweh because He is the same yesterday, today and forever. May they encourage one another to stand firm upon Him and His Word that cannot be shaken. May they gain courage and strength to face and overcome every storm that assails them. Josh.21:45, Amp–“There failed no part of any good thing which the Lord had promised to the house of Israel; all came to pass.”

Faith, Prayers, Availability

As the Word of God says, “Everything that can be shaken will be shaken”. For 2,000 years the prayers of the saints have been going up to the throne of God in obedience to the instruction of our Lord when He taught His disciples to pray, “Thy Kingdom come.” God Almighty has not been deaf upon His throne. Just like rats scurrying to get out of a collapsing building, the powers and principalities in second heaven are feeling the pressure of Third Heaven coming into the earth (Mt.6:10). They are scurrying about the earth and our nation affecting everything and everyone that will allow it and they are attempting, through willing dupes, to dismantle everything they can. Throughout history, when a retreating army leaves an area, they burn and dismantle everything they can so that their enemy cannot use it to their advantage. We should not, at all, be surprised at the attempts to dismantle the Word of God and the institutions that uphold it and our constitution. Hence, our faith, prayers and unwavering availability must facilitate the coming of heaven into earth. 

Call Unto Me

Melissa–Let’s look at “Call to me and I will answer you” through a modern American paradigm: I call on the Lord and He will answer – I will tell Him what I need and He will give it to me because He is a loving God. You know, kind of like curbside grocery delivery. I took the time to get my list together and I took the time to call about this list. Now, it’s on Him to deliver!  I’m afraid we North Americans operate out of an entitled mindset not only in our relationship with earthlings, but also in our relationship with God. If I call on Him then ________ (insert pre-determined answer here). The problem with an entitled relationship with God is where the entitlement is rooted. If it is rooted in the Spirit, according to the covenant, then it will put you in a posture of dominion. If, however, it is rooted in the soul then it will hold you in a victimized defensive posture. The soul will keep you chained out of reach of God’s original intent which is indeed dominion. Or said another way, the soul will keep you from being heaven on earth. 

Nights of Weeping – Mornings of Joy

Kathy—In these times of trouble and civil unrest, the path to victory is . . . DAILY.  We are to listen for God’s instructions . . . daily.  We are to continue in the path of calling and purpose . . . daily. We are to trust the Lord with the battle whether it is without or within us . . . daily.  There may be nights of weeping (Psa. 30:5) but joy comes with the morning when the Light reveals His perspective and gets us to effectual prayer and powerful results.  Pray with confidence.  None of us is a victim without recourse.  Each of us can make a difference and be a part of civil war turning into civil victory with our prayers, with our voice and with our vote.

Grace Church Willis  September 9-11,2022  No Fee

Getting to the Next Level

God takes us to a NEW LEVEL so we can be more aware, more sensitive, more discerning, more influential, so we can understand more in order that we can be more of an encouragement and blessing. He has been and is equipping us for that NEXT LEVEL of understanding and function. Father wants us to overcome present opposition so we might be prepared to meet the NEXT LEVEL of challenges. Now, and in the NEXT LEVEL, we are casting off doubting and fear and courageously reaching forward to Christ Jesus Who is so graciously reaching out to us. The theme for DVP2022 Sept.9-11 is “Getting to the Next Level”. We will be praying, teaching and receiving to be HEARING at the next level, SEEING at the next level and SPEAKING at the next level.
DVP2022 will be a special gathering where those of like heart will be inspired and equipped to hear their Lord in dreams, visions and prophecy. (See Job 33:15-16; Joel 2:28; Rom.12:6)
All information is at: martygabler.com/dvp2022/

God Equips us for the Weapon Before it is Formed

Melissa—While thinking about recent events I had to deal with, the scripture Isaiah 54:17 “no weapon formed against you will prosper” came up again. This time, however, I saw it differently. I think a lot of times this is used as a defensive scripture when really it is an offensive scripture. God equips us for the weapon BEFORE, not after, it is formed against us. The reason the weapon doesn’t prosper is because He already set countermeasures in place prior to its launch. He already equipped you with everything necessary to walk out of this battle in tact. That, my friends, is an offensive scripture loaded for battle!

Distorted by Darkness

Kathy—Many of the battles we are seeing erupt in our nation are starting from the wars within people because hatred or deception or pride or greed or fear or lust or revenge has divided their heart and conscience.  Here again is the divide and fall principle.  A conscience that is divided has a tainted sense of right and wrong and cannot stand as a moral guide.  Just consider corrupt politicians and fake news media that have divided themselves from truth and accuracy to boldly lie and mouth a weaponized script.  Their consciences have been so distorted by darkness that they call evil good and good evil.  Isaiah 5:20 spells out the results of such subversion:  “Woe (pain or grief) to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!  You accept bribes to let the guilty go free, and you cheat the innocent out of a fair trial.   You will go up in flames like straw and hay.”    

Spread Contagious Hope

As the people of God assemble today may they experience assurance that they have a mandate from Jehovah God to be filled with the Holy Spirit so they can go forth and be witnesses of the resurrection power of Jesus. May they be filled with hope and purpose and go into the coming week with a contagious hope of seeing the display of the mighty hand of Yahweh in the future of their lives and the future of this nation. Acts 1:8—“…you shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be…”

Mandate Still in Place

OUR MANDATE FROM GOD HAS NOT CHANGED. The mandate is still in place. It has not changed just because there is political turmoil throughout the nation and throughout the world or because there is a natural disaster in several nations at one time. We don’t have to look for a new mandate because it is the same one we have had for a long time (Mt.28:18-20); we just need to begin to give ourselves, our effort and our money to it. We are still supporting missions and investing in our spiritual sons/daughters, still making plans for the future and increasing efforts for the Kingdom. There are people talking about changing their plans and goals for their church because the coming of the Lord is so near. What we best be planning is planning to live like we have never lived for the purposes of God. Perhaps we should put less emphasis on talking about a Savior  and begin to live like we have a Lord Who has left us with a mandate and display that Savior.
Marty will be speaking at Grace Church Willis,TX Sunday 7-17-22.
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On a New Page

Melissa—You are no longer under subjugation of fear, diagnosis, lack, delay, the past, oppression, depression, or even snares in your bloodline. You’re on a new page of your life. Just know that things are about to get amazing and shift in ways we cannot imagine. This may seem like a crazy thing to say in the middle of a year that is so chaotic but the truth is far more powerful than the lie.  You are free and about to see great and mighty things on a much larger scale.

Things Within Causing Reactions

Kathy—Faults and slips and offenses are issues of the heart that affect how we think and therefore affect how we pray.  The insight here is that since our heart-thinking can be tainted or wrong at times, so can our prayers.  For example, I hate injustice.  That sounds noble and right in itself, but if I am offended by unfairness it is possible that my prayers could stem from hatred of injustice instead of a God-view to resolve  injustice.  Although an injustice is outside of me, the hatred of it is within and sometimes things that are within us cause a reaction instead of a godly response.  With an inner flareup of thoughts and impulses I could easily find myself cursing those involved instead of discerning the root of the matter to confront with effectual prayer.  And hatred could thrust me into war within that damages my health and never even affects the problem.  Prayer from the wrong perspective or wrong attitude is not effectual because it simply does not align with God, and it will not bring a powerful God-result. 


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There is a staging going on in the spirit realm. God is processing and placing people and things in proper order so that His purposes are fulfilled by the moving of His hand. What will seem like suddenlies will come into being because of God’s careful staging of the events long before they manifested. Some of the frustration people are dealing with is the lack of their knowledge of what God is doing behind the veil which is beyond their comprehension and beyond their preoccupying worries. Just because we cannot comprehend the actions of an all-wise God while many voices of judgment and despair are speaking, doesn’t mean that this God is inactive or withholding His actions. The whole world was in turmoil while Noah was able to hear God’s preparation plan for his family.

Awake at the Wheel

Melissa—No longer subjugated, deliverance, out from under life-long oppression, finally turning a page—this is all part of the awakening we have been hearing about for a decade.  Awakening is for all of us, not just the unbeliever.  I’m quite excited at the thought of being awake at the wheel now and moving forward with foresight. Hey, this sure will put a halt to wrecks!

Spiritual War and Effectual Prayer

Kathy—Spiritual war requires effectual prayer.  Before James 5:16 talks about effectual prayer and its powerful results, it first says: “Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed.”  In the previous verse 15, it said the prayer of faith heals the sick. Verse 16 says prayer after confession of your faults heals.  Evidently, verse 15 is healing of the body and verse 16 is healing of the heart (soul).  Verse 16 goes on to say: “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” (NASB) “Very strong is a righteous petition, being made effective.” (LITV) That tells us that effectual prayer that gets powerful results is prayer from a healed heart able to pray from a right motive and perspective.  

The Hand of the Lord

As the people of God assemble today may they pray, praise and speak of the mighty hand of Yahweh that moves in behalf of His people. May they glorify Yahweh for moving His hand to redeem and save and supply, especially in the face of opposition and lack. May they witness His hand as it stays the tide of evil coursing through the riverine agendas of unrighteousness in our land. May the redeemed know and see beyond every barrier and illusionary fog that would cause despair and fear. Job 12:9-10,NASB—“Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this, 10 In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?

The Hand and the Veil

The hand of God is moving. Recently, as I was praying about all the predictions, estimations and concerns coming in over the internet I had a vision of a hand moving and very active. It was moving people from one location to another. It was moving money and buildings and equipment here and there. As I watched this busy hand I realized that a veil was beginning to form between the busy hand and myself. Finally I could not see anything the hand was doing. The Lord spoke to my heart that the reason so many of His people are losing heart is because their fears and despair have formed a curtain between them and what His hand is doing. His hand is still moving and working but we can’t see it because of what we have allowed in the forefront of our thoughts and considerations.

Prepared for new Level

Melissa—As I was praying for friends in difficult situations, all of a sudden I saw something being ripped in half and I hear, “No longer subjugated.” Now, the Lord didn’t just say, “No longer subjugated”, but He also tore something apart.  Could that have been a principality that He tore up? Perhaps one that has been sitting all high and mighty but met it’s doomsday? Gotta say, I really like the sound of that!  Then a couple of days after this tremendous insight I heard, “The page has turned”. Not only did He shred something, but right behind it He turned a page.  We are at a point for which we have been waiting and hoping.  I know a lot of us feel like it has taken forever but we have had to acclimate to be able to shift into the next place. We’ve needed to be prepared for this new level, this new reality.  The old norm can’t function at this level.  The old norm operated under subjugation, but now it’s time to operate in a realm of freedom like we’ve not seen.