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Beside Still Waters: “My Soul Thirsts For You”

BESIDE STILL WATERS with Marty Gabler is an evening
devotional of reading the Word of God and prayer.
Marty is live on Facebook each Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday at 8:15pm Central Time USA.
All segments are archived on Marty Gabler’s YouTube Channel.

Click on the video below to watch the segment of BSW from 12-1-18.
Beside Still Waters with Marty Gabler

“My Soul Thirsts for You”
Psalm 63:1, Amp – “O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for
You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.”

Arise From the Dead

(Melissa Gabler) – It’s interesting how we’ve had a zombie craze over the last 8 years.  Hmmm, the virus exposed itself! We are surrounded by the broken that are driven by a poisoned inoculation.  Here’s the beauty, we have the antidote! So, “Do not participate in the worthless and unproductive deeds of darkness, but instead expose them [by exemplifying personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character]; for it is disgraceful even to mention the things that such people practice in secret. But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light [of God’s precepts], for it is light that makes everything visible. For this reason He says, ‘Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine [as dawn] upon you and give you light.’” (Ephesians 5:11-14 AMP) 

Moving What is in Heaven Into the Earth

Prayer is a great avenue for moving what is in heaven into earth. In a voice of command, the Lord God spoke to Jeremiah and required that he “call unto” Him (Jer.33:3). 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.  Lk 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 moves power and restoration into earth. (See Jer.33:6-14) (Fourth excerpt from Marty’s article “From Heaven to Earth”)

Your Right Hand Upholds Me

As the people of God assemble today may the strength of the name of the Lord fill them with overcoming vitality. May they realize they have a friend that sticks closer than a brother and that He is the strong one standing with them and upholding them by His powerful right hand. Ps.63:8, Amp – “My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.”

Curtain Rising on Insights

(Kathy Gabler) I have been seeing God’s hand moving behind a curtain on a stage.  That has kept me anticipating the curtain rising in my understanding.  Little by little an expectation has grown in me that we are about to see many things the Holy Spirit has been adjusting, rearranging, developing, redeeming, restoring and maturing.  I don’t think there will be some colorful, feel good, fairytale play behind those curtains, rather a stage set with details that bring clarity and a God-perspective that equips us, literally showing us another way to think and perceive and prevail.  I have a feeling the curtain will rise on insights that adjust our mode of operation and strategies and change our outcomes. 

Showing our Lord’s Character

Being a sign in the earth is accomplishing something that shows our Lord’s character (His Name) in this earth. That which is in heaven comes into this earth through an earthen vessel and continually points back to its Source in heaven by what it says and what it does until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. (Eph.4:13) Don’t sell yourself short. Don’t stop short of becoming a mature man; don’t stop short of the measure of the stature or the fullness of Christ. It is a life well-lived, a life well-spent, a life of godly character for His glory that is a vessel to contain what has been imparted from heaven. (Third excerpt from Marty’s article “From Heaven to Earth”)

The Victim and the Virus

There is a war in the atmosphere over our nation. It’s like a virus that causes complete irrationality brought on by the stubborn refusal to take personal responsibility. This “virus” was released by an evil agenda to build a one-world dictatorship in the “land of the free and the home of the brave”! How? By coddling, and stroking the broken. By wooing them with band-aids, and promising them “Kool-aid”. Instead of teaching people they don’t have to be a victim of their circumstances, this “virus” took advantage of their emotional state for it’s own selfish, ungodly gain. Well, guess what, “There shall be no end to the increase of His government and of peace, [He shall rule] on the throne of David and over His Kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from that time forward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:7 AMP) It’s happening folks!