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Celebrating the 31st!

Free Martin LutherThe 31st is a day of celebration! 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).

The God Whose Hand is Working

As the people of God assemble today may they, in all assurance, worship the God Whose hand is working beyond their immediate awareness and Who is willing that His sons/daughters participate in His workings in the nation. May they be blessed and inspired and equipped to accomplish matters for His Kingdom in coming days as they go about their living and hoping. 1Cor.2:9,Msg–“No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it—What God has arranged for those who love him.

As You Go

“AS YOU GO” about your Father’s business today, this week and the remainder of the 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!”

It’s Not Over

MELISSA – So, the Gablers just had a powwow and here’s what we decided: First, even the non-MSM we have been following is not worth following anymore as everything is “seemingly” crashing and burning. Second, what we have are the prophetic words we’ve heard and believed. Third, THIS IS NOT OVER. Lastly, our number one prayer is that the fear of the Lord hit this nation, and that He deliver us from evil!  Job 28:28, King James Version – “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”

Dreams for Insight

KATHY–God uses dreams and visions to give insight into situations: My aunt dreamed she saw a car on a highway. The fog was so dense around it that she could barely see its headlights. She woke up abruptly, startled and concerned. Suddenly she remembered Marty and I were out of town in a meeting; so she began to pray. Later that night we made it home but crept along the last few miles, the alternator going out and our lights going dimmer by the mile. God woke her to usher in deliverance even before the alternator began to fail. Like a Word of Knowledge says God is intervening, giving supernatural insight because He is ready to act, likewise a dream or vision mandate, says He is ready to act; so mustering faith and praying is no problem!

Don’t Discount Resurrection Power

The word resurrection means “to stand up again.” The Philistines thought that Samson was down for the count just like the devil and the princes of this world thought Jesus was down for the count (1Co
2:7-8). But when resurrection power hit the body of Jesus, He stood up again. When resurrection power came upon Samson, he stood up again and the Philistines, what few were left, wished he never had. You may be down and out for the count as far as the enemy and some people are concerned. But don’t discount the resurrection power that comes from an encounter with God.

Fast Fear

Melissa — Hey, you can fast fear! It’s true! Set your mind to it and watch how aware you become of fear in your life.  It’s amazing how interwoven that stinker is.  But when you become aware, you can do something about it.  You can take your rightful place in the driver’s seat by forcing fear out.  Ask the Holy Spirit to point it out, then you replace it with truth.  You replace fear with God’s original intent for your life, thoughts of peace to give you an expected end (Jer. 29:11).  This is not necessarily an overnight change, it takes time.  It’s a process well worth it, but you can still be an agent of change in the middle of your process.  How? By listening to the Father and doing/saying what He tells you (John 5:19).

Not the Time to Give Up

MELISSA–This is not the time to give up. This is the time to buckle up and get ready for victory that leads to the exposing and overturning of evil in this earth. Victory that leads to new creation, 2Cor.5:17, The Passion Translation — “Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new person. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.” WELCOME TO THE GREATEST AWAKENING!

Distorting the Truth

KATHY—Like a cunning lawyer, a bully will distort the truth to his advantage. If he presents an either/or solution, you can be sure he is not presenting the whole picture and you would be foolish to embrace the “either” or the “or”.  Israel stood captive in the prison of  “either/or thinking” that a bully had built. We must not be deceived by any contrary circumstance or by any opposing force or by any bully into believing that life has come to an either/or box that God cannot get into!  Either/or thinking that is defined by our opponent is designed to cause tunnel vision. The either/or thinking that comes from darkness shuts down any revealing light, any expectation and any God-based faith.  Such either/or thinking closes the door to options and will never factor in Almighty God!  Only in hind-sight can workers of darkness see that they cannot factor Almighty God out! Goliath had a whole army believing: EITHER you come as healthy slaves OR you will be drug along as wounded-in-battle slaves! No wonder Israel stayed in indecision for over a month! And no wonder Goliath patiently pursued his agenda for over a month: the big bully was psychologically turning warriors into slaves on a daily basis.

Arising to Vital Function

As the people of God assemble today may they arise from experiences and factors that have held them back from vitally functioning in their Kingdom purpose for the King of Kings. May they find today that Holy Spirit is increasing their capacity and filling that increase with His presence and power through the resurrection power of Jesus. Eph.1:19-20,Amp—“And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, 20 Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places],”

The Victory is at Hand

MELISSA—Back to my visit with Sir Winston. He told me, “The victory is at hand” and “The rebuild will be supernatural.”  These statements came from a witness of the great cloud.  He was telling me that what you see is not what will be.  This was an exhortation straight from the King released through a known tenacious fighter. This has been ringing over and over in my head and I have to stand on it.  No matter what it looks like right now or even in the coming days, the victory is at hand and this mess will be overturned supernaturally! We don’t have to figure out the rebuild. There are already plans in motion and we should expect to be working side by side with the supernatural in the days ahead.  The victory and the rebuild are assured, but when these things happen in the midst of awakening we best be ready for the extraordinary to unfold around us, in us and through us.  My descriptions of what is coming may seem a bit vague but that’s because I haven’t seen the details of what this supernatural rebuild looks like.  I just know all the way down to my toenails that this is going to be huge, amazing, beautiful and breathtaking!  
(Melissa will be one of the worship leaders at the FMCI Fall Conference in Frisco,TX Oct.24-26. All info for the conference may be found at fmci org.)

Sophisticated Monsters

KATHY–While working for his father and helping to support his family, David faced the intimidating, mouthy, monstrous Goliath in his day. Today we are facing a more sophisticated monster with many mouths. Nevertheless, like Goliath, this monster has stood on the battlefield, arrayed in armor that implied its own success and presumed to set the parameters for battle. A giant’s voice launched an attack on the ear, the mind and the heart of the hearers (as has the voice of the monster’s fake media). The voice appealed to reason and logic, to narrow everyone’s thinking down to a dark, one-sided agenda. For 40 days, twice daily, Goliath challenged Israel to be “reasonable” and believe that he had thought things out and was offering the best scenario for all concerned.  Are we talking giants, monsters or politicians or all of the above?  (Did I mention bullies lie?) Daily the giant and monster were convincing them that the outcome was a given so they might as well just suck it up, get it over with and walk into slavery, (with the least bloodshed possible, especially on their side). Bullies will threaten and intimidate with brute strength or accusation or blackmail or logic or sentiment or an edge of superiority (in knowledge, intellect, reason, information, experience, wealth, age, etc.).  An experienced bully can even swing to the other end of the spectrum and use his own neediness or weaknesses or lack of self-worth to manipulate people and events.  In fact, a cunning bully can make a weapon of most anything.  For example, he can condemn someone into action by manipulating their “sense of responsibility”.   Then he can twist his own “sense of responsibility” to justify his brutal or selfish behavior.  The bottom line is that an established bully intends to be king of the mountain . . . at any cost.   

The Intriguing Samson

When studying the intriguing story of Samson, we must look closer to get the truth of Samson’s “call to the Lord” in Jud.16:28. Basically, the word “called” means “cry out;” “utter loud sound.” But Strong says that it is the idea of “accosting a person met”. Others have said that it is the idea of encounter. Accost means “to approach and speak to often in a challenging and aggressive way.” Encounter can mean “to engage in conflict with; a sudden often violent clash.” When you accost a person that you meet as you are going along, you might tend to grab hold of them to make sure you have their attention. You could possibly even shake them a bit or go so far as to wrestle about with them if necessary in order to get their attention or get your point across. With all of this evidence it appears that Samson’s agreement with grinding ceased and desisted and he sought out the face of God with much vigor and determination, ready for a resurrection experience. It was no slight moment-of-inspiration speech or action. It was desire, nay, desperation in action! Samson began to call upon God to finish what he had started in him — no halfway job, no stone left unturned, not even a reasonable facsimile thereof but the full promise fulfilled.

Knowing Times

MELISSA—A friend of mine dreamed this year that her Pastor walked up to her and said, “Acts 1:7” – It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.  Well, hello!  It’s not for us to understand every move He is making.  It is our job to stand and believe He is, in fact, making the moves He said He would make.  Are the prophets wrong or can we admit that we don’t understand because we are walking into an unprecedented awakening? 


KATHY—Goliath played “King of the Mountain” in the valley!  As big as he was, his greatest strength lay not in his muscles but in his schemes, (sounds like a present-day, ongoing face-off if you ask me.)  He was a giant in stature yet an even bigger bully in character.  His essential nature was that of a bully with the goal of control through manipulation.  He basically walked out on the battlefield and manipulated an entire army into a stand-off! The shock and awe of a giant yelling the rules of engagement paralyzed the troops.  The audacity of such unfair odds like one giant to one average sized soldier was never negotiated and never will be with an unscrupulous enemy.  We have to wonder why King Saul did not send a platoon to rush the giant and change the rules of engagement (but time will tell).  Instead, a nation’s army was arrayed for battle yet one bully used his manipulative mouth (and minions in media and machines) and convinced them the outcome would be the same whether they fought or not.  (Don’t ever expect bullies to tell the truth.) An experienced bully will exert as little effort as it takes to be successful, and sometimes the mouth is a big enough weapon.  Goliath bullied an entire nation with the power of his tongue.  Has the enemy raised up a bully to steal your destiny?  Gather up his EITHER’s and OR’s and shove them into a good hiding place, out of view, so you can get a clear view of God’s instructions.

Restoring Strength and Hope

As the people of God assemble today may they find strength in the areas where they have lost strength. May they find hope in the areas where they have lost hope. And may the return, replenishing and restoring of their hope and strength show obviously and may they shine like the noonday sun.
Lam.3:21-24,GNT–“Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing:  22  The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue,  23  Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.  24  The Lord is all I have, and so in him I put my hope.

Something Resembling the Power of Resurrection

Martin P Gabler–When we find Samson slumping at the grinding mill we find a man who has given in to defeats and who has succumbed to degrading treatment and an aching heart. By the time we get to Jud.16:22 the record would indicate that he has begun to think about past victories. Something is going on because the Bible says that his hair began to grow again. Something resembling the power of resurrection is beginning to have an effect in him. We have something going on inside the man that is being evidenced on the outside. Dr. Jamieson puts it this way: “His hair grew together with his repentance, and his strength with his hair”. Matthew Henry offers: “The return of his hair was not the source of his strength. The return of his hair was the sign of his return to his purpose. His return to his Nazariteship was signified by his extraordinary hair growth”. With repentance comes strength. 

Did They Get it all Wrong?

MELISSA—In the last post I shared an encounter I had with Sir Winston Churchill and scenes and statements he made keep playing on repeat in my head.  In one scene in particular He and I were walking into the core of this nation and the land was scorched and completely devastated by this current war we are in. The cocktail of fearmongering, extreme indoctrination, lies, corruption, evil and depravity has created a mess of this nation.  

I’ll get back to the Winston Churchill encounter but I have to ask, how did we get in such a mixed up mess? How is this administration in office?  Did we not pray and fast enough? What happened with the prophets? Did they just get it all wrong?

Let’s answer a question with a question.  Did the prophets miss it or did they step into the future and bring something back that doesn’t fit inside man’s timeline, structures, or government? Did they bring back divine strategy that’s bringing down man’s coma-inducing agenda? Are we so unaccustomed to miracles that we limit our hope to the boundaries of man’s timeline, structure, and government? Oh boy, this is all so much bigger than we understand at the moment and no, I don’t believe the prophets all went crazy and got it wrong.  When you are so accustomed to living a sub-standard life due to fearmongering, extreme indoctrination, lies, corruption, evil and depravity in media, education, entertainment, and religion the true intentions of God cause a massive uproar. That massive uproar is awakening. Things have to be shaken to WAKE. US. UP.  

The Fog of Fear

KATHY—In the fog of fear and discouragement, our ability to reason, plan and act is undermined.  Lines of right and wrong get fuzzy in that fog.   The truth can dim to a faint echo when fear is yelling in our face.  That’s why fear is the currency of bullies.  They hope to own you and your future, but as a child of God, there is no reason to let them win. Deut.20:4—“For the Lord your God is He who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.”

Dedication and Distraction

Martin P—By the time we find Samson at the Philistine mill grinding grain, it is a noted fact that the Hebrew strong man has already lost his hair which was an outward sign of an inward devotion to his God. We see now not only lost hair, but lost devotion and its resultant ineffectiveness. His vow, i.e., his degree of dedication, was directly connected to his ability and the outcome of his endeavors. The sign and the reality the hair so blazingly represented, are nonexistent. The Philistine princes did not bribe Delilah to give Samson a new hairdo, they bribed her to toy with him and get him distracted from his mandate. Dedication and distraction will end up in an inevitable head-on collision with damaging results. 1Cor.7:35,ESV–“I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.”

A Vision of Churchill

Melissa–(This is a vision Melissa had. It is long but would have lost its flow had it been broken down into smaller excerpts.)   On November 17th, 2020, I had the first of a multiple part vision that I feel like is for this time.  It has brought insight, encouragement and excitement right in the middle of this most unprecedented time in America.

The first part of the vision began with me walking toward a stone bench on top of a cliff that overlooked the ocean.  I walked over and sat down on the bench.  As I sat looking out over the beautiful scene, I sensed someone walking up behind me.  I turned to see Sir Winston Churchill sit down beside me.  He did not say a word, he just grinned and held up two fingers in his famous V for victory sign.  I fell asleep hearing, “V for victory.”  When I woke up the next morning I looked up “V for victory” and sure enough the photo that popped up is the famous black and white photo of him holding up that sign.  I read an article about it and the author said, “It was the symbol that united the British people during the darkest days of WWII.”  This was a rather encouraging vision in the midst of some of the darkest days of the United States.  As encouraged as I was with this I had no idea there was more coming.   

Eight days later the vision picked up where it left off.  I was still sitting next to Mr. Churchill on that bench.  I looked out at the ocean when all of a sudden the tide started coming in fast like it had been sped up.  It was high tide on repeat and something was keeping the tide in constant motion and building.  I looked over at Mr. Churchill, still grinning, he motioned in the direction of the tide with his head like, “Keep watching”.  This was the end of the second part of the vision.  I was intrigued by the tide and did a little research on tides to see if that brought on any more insight.  I was reading an article on a weather website that lead into a podcast on tides in history.  The podcast was about how they used the tide to their benefit when they stormed the beaches of Normandy in WWll.  Absolutely floored I listened to it.  The gist was that they studied the tide and had a three day window to invade.  The enemy knew they were coming but did not know when.  The day the Allied Forces chose to go, the German General in charge of that location just happened to be out of town.  A statement made in this podcast was, “The tide played a major role in one of the most important days in human history.”  The tide is in our favor and the enemy has been blinded to the timing of God’s intervention.  

The vision then continued about a week later and I was still sitting on that bench by Mr. Churchill watching this unusual tide when all of a sudden the tide brought in a massive battleship.  This ship was so big that it stood taller than the cliffs surrounding it.  I watched as five gangplanks rolled out in preparation for whoever was on the ship and I sat intently waiting to see who that was.  There were several soldiers coming on deck and they were all in different uniforms.  One was wearing fatigues that looked like those worn in the Vietnam war.  Another was dressed in a uniform like a soldier from George Washington’s Colonial Army.  In the knowing a vision brings, I realized these soldiers were the same angels that had come to battle for us in wars in past history.  And I knew these angelic hosts were gathering  to fight again, not only for the United States, but for the globe.  

I was eagerly watching the ship hoping to see them deployed when I heard an explosion behind me.  I spun around to look and saw smoke and fire rising in the distance.  The scene behind me was dark and the land was scorched.  Mr. Churchill stood up and said, “Come, come.  The time is near.”  I asked him what he meant and he said, “The victory is at hand.”  He started walking with his hands behind his back and headed toward the explosion.  I went with him and as we walked along he said, “The rebuild will be supernatural.”  

I asked him another question, “ Are you part of the great cloud of witnesses?” He simply answered, “For such a time as this.”  Then, wondering if I had missed it, I asked him if the soldiers had disembarked.  He turned, looked me in the eyes and said, “Kairos.”  At this point I realized I was hearing a lion roaring in the distance.  We kept walking and my mind was all over the place.  So, while I struggled with my racing thoughts, Mr. Churchill looked over at me and tapped his temple (as though telling me to pull it together.)  Then he pointed ahead of us. When I looked forward, I saw a lion walking toward us.  It looked like a normal lion until it got closer.  This lion was a silvery gray color, and the closer it got the bigger it got.  It walked up to Mr. Churchill and stood face to face with him.  This thing was so big that Mr. Churchill was having to look up, and the lion was having to bow its head to reach him.  This creature was quite fierce and fearsome.  I quietly asked Mr. Churchill if the lion was friend or foe.  But before he could answer, I suddenly realized Winston Churchill knew this lion.  The lion was the Ekklesia he had encountered in WWII.  Rees Howells was an intercessor who played a major role, along with a group of young people, in shifting the tide of WWll through prayer.  This was the Ekklesia at work during Winston Churchill’s administration.

This is why Mr. Churchill and this lion were familiar with each other but the lion had grown quite a bit since they last met.  The Ekklesia (church) has grown! No longer worried about the lion being a foe, I was ecstatic as it moved toward and sniffed my heart. My spirit was leaping and I blurted out in agreement, “Yeeeeeessssssssss!”  The lion then lifted his eyes to the ship and a low, guttural growl began to fill the air.  I turned to look at the ship and the captain of the army had walked out on the bow, it was Michael.  That growl from the Ekklesia was a sound the chief prince, warrior archangel Michael is familiar with.  Michael lifted his arm and moved his hand in a circular motion and the ship began unloading.  It was like mighty winds were coming off those gangplanks!  I turned back to look at the lion, and it was already running with the angel army!

My view then changed and I was watching from above as the lion, surrounded by the army went straight into the scorched nation.  As the army was fighting the darkness, the lion would begin to roar.  Whenever that roar went out, the place where the lion was standing would change.  What looked like compacted soot would disintegrate and what was under it was vibrantly alive! This is where the vision ended.

I revisit this vision often because it is for this moment.  Seeing Winston Churchill spoke volumes.  I searched history to find that the man was tenacious and giving up was never an option with him, even during the darkest of times for a world at war.  “Victory is at hand,” and “The rebuild will be supernatural,” keep ringing in my ears!  THIS IS NOT OVER.  We are on the precipice of seeing a world we’ve never seen as the Ekklesia displays the power God intended His people to have.  We get to be a part of this. We get to be a part of the great awakening.  Wow! This is not the time to give up.  This is the time to buckle up and get ready for the exposing and overturning of evil in this earth.  Get ready, the fear of the Lord is going to hit this nation and bring revival and renewal.  “The Lord will go forth like a warrior, He will stir up His zeal like a man of war; He will shout out, yes, He will raise a war cry. He will prevail [mightily] against His enemies.” Isaiah 42:13

(Melissa will be leading worship and speaking at KINGDOM CONGRESS 2023…. For What is Coming.  NO FEE. Detailed info for KC2023: martygabler.com/kc2023) (You may read Melissa’s articles in SEEC Magazine at: martygabler.com/magazine/)

Trust the Lord Daily

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 . . . daily.  There may be nights of weeping (Psa. 30:5) but joy comes with the morning when the Light reveals His perspective and His Original Intent. Rise with confidence in Him . . . daily. 2Chron.20:27-29—“Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, Jehoshaphat leading them, to Jerusalem with joy, for the Lord had made them to rejoice over their enemies. 28 They came to Jerusalem with harps, lyres, and trumpets to the house of the Lord. 29 And the fear of God came upon all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel.”
(Kathy will be speaking at Kingdom Congress 2023 Mar.1-3, 2023)

Overcoming Unto Fulfillment

As the people of God assemble today may they take hope and may they raise up their heads and see in a new way what Jehovah Sabaoth has called them to overcome. May they see that greater is He that is in them than those that oppose them. May they stand in that mandate and authority that has not changed and over come all obstacles to move up to higher levels of fulfillment. 1Jn.4:4, Amp–“Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.”

No Bind and Blind

The “grinder” of Philistine bones somehow became the grinder of Philistine grain (Jud 16:21). Under the mandate and empowering of Jehovah, Samson had crushed the bones of those who oppressed God’s people, Israel. Now he is grinding grain which will help sustain the enemies of God. He is way out of position. He was born to destroy the Philistine strangle-hold upon Israel and the purposes of God in her but, instead, is prospering the enemy of God by grinding the grain that will give them strength to oppress Israel further. Dagon was the Philistine god of grain, thereby, making Samson’s act of grinding grain an act of worship unto a false god per the paradigm of Philistine theology. By this time, he is way dead to his purpose. I once overheard a conversation about a well-known preacher who committed adultery. Discussion was about the tragic  and pitiful fix he had now found himself in. One individual made the remark, “Sin will make a fool out of you”. Warriors must constantly be on guard for the consistent numbing effects and exposure to the sight, sound and sense of defilement so that the enemy cannot bind and blind them.