As the people of God assemble today let us pray that, in coming days, they shun the distractions of culture and the lies of the evil one and “strip off every unnecessary weight and those sins that easily and cleverly entangle us, so that we can persistently run the race” that is worth running. The great cloud of witnesses surround us and our Great Intercessor is at the right hand of God on high praying for our victory! (Heb.12:11)
As the people of God assemble today may they all give acknowledgement and give assent that Yahweh is due “Amens” and “Hallelujahs” from everyone — from the ancient ones all the way to us today and to the ones who are yet to be born. Ps.106:48, TPT — “Blessed be our Lord God forever and ever. And let everyone everywhere say, “Hallelujah!” Amen! Faithful is our King!” Let them all say, “Be it so, certainly, truly” for merciful, Almighty God is faithful and true to His Word and to His character. Though people had sinned, though the sins were listed in this Psalm as a witness against them, yet the Lord was merciful to them so that there was reason for thanksgiving, for “Amens” and “Hallelujahs”. Amen, Oh, King of Kings!
As the people of God assemble today may they be looking around, not to see who is in attendance or who is absent but to see what wondrous act Yahweh will perform next in someone’s spirit or someone’s body or someone’s soul. “Now watch as the Lord does great miracles.” (1Sam.12:16, TLB)
As the people of God assemble today may they observe the opportunity to be thankful and give symphonic thanks with others who have also experienced the goodness of Father God. May they also determine to make any and all places with any and all opportunities the “gates” that are regularly entered with thankfulness. “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name! For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5 (Amp)
As the people of God assemble today, may they speak and sing together of the great goodness of Jehovah God and adore Him in the company of those who are of like faith that the atmosphere may resound with His goodness and the people be lifted above their trials. “They shall pour forth [like a fountain] the fame of Your great and abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of Your rightness and justice.” (Ps.145:7, Amplified Bible)
As the people of God assemble today may we discern the trouble that people walk in and lovingly stand with them in the midst of it and be, at least a part of, that Hand of God that is stretched out to comfort and affirm. May we embrace them and give them an encouraging word to stand on. “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me.”(Ps.138:7, NKJV)
As the people of God assemble today may they worship and hear the Word of God in the fear of the Lord that they may honor Him and gain understanding for their lives and families to apply it unto wisdom and life. “The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of [a]Wisdom and skill [the preceding and the first essential, the prerequisite and the alphabet]; a good understanding, wisdom, and meaning have all those who do [the will of the Lord]. Their praise of Him endures forever.” (Ps.111:10, Amp)
As the people of God assemble today may those whose hearts are heavy from failures, defeats and grief of the past year lift their heads, get a deep breath and realize that they are part of the family of God and that they have strength and fellowship through Christ our Lord and the family of God to go on to victories in the coming year. “But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! (Ps.3:3-4, Amp)
As the people of God assemble today, may they come to be in harmony with each other and endure as they are encouraged by the example of Christ Jesus being taught and ministered in their midst. “May God, who gives you this endurance and encouragement, allow you to live in harmony with each other by following the example of Christ Jesus. Then, having the same goal, you will praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Rom.15:5-6, GW)
As the people of God assemble today, may they habitually admonish and encourage one another concerning the faithfulness of God in these days and may they have a heart to habitually assemble so that others may be edified. “Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.” (Heb.10:25, Amp)
As the people of God assemble today, may they be mindful of those who have suffered during the storm and flood. May they pray for those who are hurting and those who have lost so much. And may they be thankful for the mercies of the Lord that are new every morning, for great is His faithfulness. ”For He has not despised nor detested the suffering of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from him; But when he cried to Him for help, He listened.” (Ps.22:24, Amp)
As the people of God assemble today, may they sing out of honor, praise and worship to their God who is above all and above every name. May they proclaim to one another and into the atmosphere His greatness that is worthy of undivided worship, praising Him for Who He is, God Most High! “Sing God a brand-new song! Earth and everyone in it, sing! Sing to God—worship God!” (Ps.96:1-2, Msg)
MELISSA GABLER and the Grace Worship Team singing “Manifesto” in a worship service at Grace International Church * www.graceic.org
Click on link below to listen: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-19T07_57_28-07_00
As the people of God assemble today, may they consider the Word of God that is alive and active, and take hope in the fact that the Word of God cannot be anything else but alive and active. May they realize the value of imparting that alive and active Word in the lives of others so that they may see the awesome effect of that which does not return void.
”For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Heb.4:12, Amp)
Marty and Kathy invite you to
SEEC Ministries 10th Annual Kingdom Congress 2017
March 1-3, 2017 *** NO FEE *** Nursery P.M. Only
2017 Theme: “Anticipation”
“…until they see God’s Kingdom come with power.” (Mk.9:1)
Anticipating Seeing the Power of God’s Kingdom in 2017.
Grace International Willis,TX
Marty Gabler, Kathy Gabler, Melissa Gabler,
Jim Hodges, Sam Brassfield, Simon Purvis,
More Info: martygabler.com/kec2017/
As the people of God assemble today may there be people who discover that the people of God care about them and what they are going through. May there be assurances that each is standing with the other to get to the other side of the lake in spite of the storm.
“So that there should be no division or discord or lack of adaptation [of the parts of the body to each other], but the members all alike should have a mutual interest in and care for one another.” (1Cor.12:25, Amp)
As the people of God assemble today, may they discover that in the midst of their corporate prayers, praises and fellowship that they are getting their heads above the flood waters of circumstances because the Light and presence of God Almighty is drawing them up into His arms and His purposes with His enablements.
”God thunders across the waters, Brilliant, his voice and his face,
streaming brightness— God, across the flood waters.” (Ps.29:3, Msg)
As the people of God assemble on this Sunday, may they realize the value of ending the old year well that they may begin the new one well. May they turn from the uncompleted tasks and the failures of the past year that is behind them; turn from those things that seem to be accusing them and threatening them of repetition in the future. May they, in concerted determination, turn and face and bless and praise Jahweh who is the wise Securer of the future of His people, and move forward with faith in Him alone.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jer.29:11, NKJV)