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Keep The Amen Alive

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Keep the “Amen” alive in you;  that “Amen” the Holy Spirit put down deep in you when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  Worship, read the Word, listen to the teaching of the Word, share your testimony.  Stir up the “Amen” to Who God is and to His Word.

“Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus.  In Him, this is what we preach and pray, THE GREAT AMEN, God’s Yes and our Yes together, gloriously evident. God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, PUTTING HIS YES WITHIN US.  By His Spirit He has stamped us with His eternal pledge—a sure beginning of what He is destined to complete.” (2Cor.1:20-22, Msg)


What Is Worthy Of My Focus?

focus cameraWhen God has given us a promise and witness by the Holy Spirit (2Cor.1:22), why then do we get discouraged or give up? The witness has not been removed. It is, however, that we are now looking at and listening to that which we perceive has interrupted or canceled promise.

There seems to exist some perverted rule which says, “That which bullies its way in gets to stay.” Those defeating thoughts and doubts which demand to be considered begin to take the forefront and will eventually replace the words and witness of promise. It is that prophetic gift which comes to remind us that God’s Word holds the highest priority of consideration. We must ask ourselves, “What has priority? What is worthy of our focus? What will destroy promise? What will sustain promise? What will launch me into the season I belong in? And which am I entertaining?”

(This is the last excerpt from Marty’s article “Launching Into A New Era” in Volume 17 Issue 6 of SEEC Magazine. You may read other excerpts by scrolling down this home page at http://martygabler.com)

 

Rowing Against The Wind

When God gives a promise He gives a witness of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. “He… put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come” (2Co rowing in storm1:22). We allow pressures and delay to smother the witness, of the Holy Spirit, to promise. When we are on our way to the fulfillment of promise and the wind is not at our backs, the tendency is to turn around and go back so that we are not opposed by the wind. Rowing with the wind is much easier than rowing against the wind. But winds of opposition will come from the enemy because he does not want the promise of God to be fulfilled in us. If it is fulfilled in us it will not only revolutionize our lives but it will also bless those around us. It will advance the Kingdom of God. The wind will resist our shifting into a new season.

(This is the fifteenth excerpt from Marty’s article “Launching Into A New Era” in Volume 17 Issue 6 of SEEC Magazine. You may read other excerpts by scrolling down this page and by going to http://martygabler.com)

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Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read the latest issue of SEEC Magazine * February/March 2014.
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We believe that this issue of SEEC Magazine will edify you.


Prophetic Gift Calls Us To Perseverance

Prophetic Gift Calls Us To Perseverance

When God gives a promise He gives a witness of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. He… put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come (2Co 1:22). We allow pressures and delay to smother the witness, of the Holy Spirit, to promise. When we are on our way to the fulfillment of promise and the wind is not at our backs, the tendency is to turn around and go back so that we are not boat lakeopposed by the wind. Rowing with the wind is much easier than rowing against the wind. But winds of opposition will come from the enemy because he does not want the promise of God to be fulfilled in us. If it is fulfilled in us it will not only revolutionize our lives but it will also bless those around us. It will advance the Kingdom of God. 

We need the prophetic gift around regularly strengthening, encouraging and comforting (1Co 14:3) because the receiving of promise from God does not prevent waves from coming over the side of the boat. But the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it (Mt 14:24). The fact that we have received a prophecy does not guarantee that the wind will be at our backs. The waves coming over the side do not have to sink us. The wind does not have to destroy us. Believe it or not, those things do not even have to discourage us. They should actually build into us determination. They should make us more determined to focus on the goal. Those who strengthen and encourage the people of God out of a prophetic gift keep us grounded in the Word and looking toward the goal.

Marty will be speaking at Dreams Visions Prophecy on the relevance of prophecy for today * No Fee
January 25-26, 2013
Grace International Church just north of Houston,TX
map: www.graceic.org
Info: martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/