The whole Story is about JESUS. Since the whole Story is about Him, how can it all be winding down for the Church? “But Jesus answered them, My Father has worked [even] until now, [He has never ceased working; He is still working] and I, too, must be at [divine] work.” (Jn 5:17) When does the Father or the Son ever stop working? And… if They are working, is Their work any less than perfection of purpose no matter what the view from our angle? How could the Church Jesus is building be one generation away from extinction? How could the Bride that Jesus will marry go to her wedding in shame and defeat? How can the Head have a body that is defunct? Eph 5:27 shows us that His Church is a “glorious Church” and in Heb 12:27 it is the instrument of the Kingdom that cannot be shaken: 27 “The phrase ‘one last shaking’ means a thorough housecleaning, getting rid of all the historical and religious junk so that the unshakable essentials stand clear and uncluttered. 28 Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander.” (The Message) His Kingdom is an ever-increasing Kingdom, not an unwinding Kingdom. (Isa 9:7; Dan 2:35; Mt.13:33) God is wound up about His Son’s destiny and the destiny of JESUS is realized in the sons of the Kingdom and we will not stop short of the glory of God. “For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].” (Rom 8:19, Amp)
(This is the tenth excerpt from Marty’s article “Time for Issachar“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine])
Marty will be speaking at
DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY Sept.14-16,2018
Info and schedule: https://martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/
Church— 936-856-2455 GRACE INTERNATIONAL CHURCH
May the Lord give us some basic good sense (with its foundation in Biblical truth) not to respond to manipulative, abusive and guilt-oriented presentations of so-called causes, no matter how religious, humanitarian or worthy they sound.
May He direct our compassion, time, finance and zeal into the avenues He has for each of us to be most effective in, avenues that will set us up to glorify Him and show forth His character.
“Since God has so generously let us in on what he is doing, we’re not about to throw up our hands and walk off the job just because we run into occasional hard times. We refuse to wear masks and play games. We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes. And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves. Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display, so that those who want to can see and judge for themselves in the presence of God.” (2Cor.4:1-2, Msg)
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 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.
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
Dreams, Visions and Prophecy Conference * January 25-26, 2013
You are invited to the Dreams, Visions And Prophecy Conference. * NO FEE *
Please prayerfully consider this equipping event for your family, nation and future.
Friday: 7pm–Worship & Teaching
Saturday: 9:30am — 1pm
We want to have plenty of time after each speaker for ministry and activation.
**There will be a nursery available ONLY for the Friday night meeting.**
Grace International Church info and map: www.graceic.org
If you plan to attend we would like to know.
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Recommended Hotel: Comfort Inn * 1115 League Line Rd * Conroe, TX 77303 * 936-890-2811