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Embracing the Light

There are two kingdoms that are recognized in Holy Scripture, the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness (Col.1:12-13; Acts 26:18). “I pray that you will be ManInSunlightgrateful to God for letting you have part in what He has promised His people in the kingdom of light. 13  God rescued us from the dark power of Satan and brought us into the kingdom of his dear Son,”  (Col.1:12-13, CEV)  As long as there is a kingdom of darkness, the Kingdom of Light will never form a treaty nor will the two kingdoms ever even sit down for a parlay; there will never be a cease-fire nor an armistice; total hostilities will never cease because they will each be opposed to the other and must, by nature, contradict one another. The very nature and purpose of each of the kingdoms sets them, perpetually, at odds with the other. It is not possible to exist in a “no-man’s-land” between the two — neither is there any neutral ground. There is either the embracing/participation of Light and the works of the Light or the embracing/participation of darkness and the works of darkness (Rom.13:12; Eph.5:11). (Excerpt one from “Don’t Fear the Snakes” by Marty G.)


Goliath was Born to Fall

I asked to understand why the power of the air could get to and maintain such a fierceness  of warfare in a particular region I had been praying over.  I heard the words, “10 layers” and then I realized  this power had been steadily gaining and reigning for decades, and the powers that be, those residing rulers of darkness in this region, have tenure.  The air has been repeatedly conditioned as men’s choices, acts and decisions have remained “under the influence.”  However, Goliath, no matter how big he grew was born to fall, and no matter how many opponents he fought on the way, the confrontation with David was his appointed demise.  God’s “due time” appointments involve the intersection of time, place, circumstances and specific people.  It is obviously due time for God’s order to prevail in the atmosphere of that region.  That explains why the warfare has peaked to a crisis turning point.  Decades of decisions and their results over that region are being set up like dominoes, poised for knocking down.  (Kathy Gabler)


The Secret in John 8

So many people have been talking about how dark the world is getting. Many are very worried and some don’t hesitate to express their deep fears. One Christian I was told about recently can’t sleep and it is affecting their health. BUT I think I found a SECRET in John 8!!  ”Jesus said to the people, “I am the Light of the world. So if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path.” (Jn.8:12, LB)
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Corporately Paralyzing Darkness

PeopleClimbingMountainAs the people of God assemble today, may they take authority in the regions and nations where the Lord has planted them and may they declare His righteous purposes.
“”On the Lord’s Day we ascend with the saints throughout the earth to the heavenly Mount Zion and gather around the throne of our great King to celebrate His Kingdom and to pray Kingdom prayers to paralyze the principalities and powers of the kingdom of darkness and bind them off of the government houses of the cities and nations of the earth.”—Ern Baxter


 


Light Shining in Darkness

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May the people of God be light shining in darkness. May He send them to those who are stumbling around in the darkness without answers so that they may believe and know The Answer. ”And the light shineth in darkness…” (Jn.1:5, KJV) v.6- “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. v.7- “The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.”

(This is the eleventh excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Regardless the Moon“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


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The Brighter Light

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Fear of the perceived possibilities of dark calamity and destruction of society and cherished comfort zones pervades pulpits, parishioners and personal lives. BUT, wait, I think I found a SECRET in John 8! ”Jesus said to the people, ‘I am the Light of the world. So if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path.’”  (Jn.8:12, LB) The greater the darkness, the brighter the light. You cannot turn on darkness and get light to flee but you can turn on light and watch darkness flee.

(This is the third excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Regardless the Moon“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Marty audio excerpt: “God’s Will Has Never Changed”
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-02T21_56_59-08_00

 


Contradict Works of Darkness

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May the people of God receive light from the Word of God so that they might be enabled to confront and contradict the works of darkness that defeat them, their family and those that God sets in their path.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness
has not defeated it.” (Jn.1:5, ERV)


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Darkness Dispersed

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I have heard it said that it doesn’t matter how strong or deep
the darkness is, one ray of light is enough to disperse it.

“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the
God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going
public with this, as public as a city on a hill.” (Matt.5:14, Msg)



Intense Exertion

pushing_exertionIn spite of the angle of descent of morals and values, in spite of what the world money market looks like, in spite of what the state of the union looks like, we stand on the brink of a destiny that our forefathers never imagined. But it will require our moving from waiters and observers to acting. It will require shifting, transition and intense exertion; the “violent” action of Matt.11:12 which means “intense exertion.”  It is not violent in the sense of doing persons harm but in the sense of putting forth effort in opposition to things that oppose purpose. We must oppose darkness like opposing a rattlesnake trying to crawl up in our bed.

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(This is an excerpt from the message Marty preached at Kingdom Conference last year. He will be speaking Wednesday night March 5. Info: https://martygabler.com/ctk-conference )

Below is a short audio file of  MARTY  GABLER  speaking on “The Voice Of God In Action.”
He will be speaking this year at Kingdom Conference * March 5-7, 2014 *
Grace International * Willis, TX * Just north of Houston on I-45 * 936-856-2455

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Melissa Gabler (Marty’s daughter) will be leading worship. Excerpts from Kingdom Conference-CLICK HERE: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-03-01T07_07_28-08_00
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Destiny To Confront


Destiny To Confront

Jesus came to this earth to confront and contradict darkness. Upon occasion after occasion, He undid what darkness had done. He did not do that on a couple of auspicious occasions that happened to be remembered, but He did it on a regular basis. Jesus was the embodiment of the authority and power of God to do something about darkness. (Lk 1:79; Jn 8:12; 12:46) Jesus confronted darkness and contradicted it. They brought blind people to Him, He confronted blindness and contradicted it with sight. They brought lame people to Him and instead of going and calling the pastor to go visit them, he confronted lameness and contradicted it with strength and mobility. He confronted demon possession and contradicted it with liberty of the Spirit. The purpose of our Lord, the demonstration of our Lord and our destiny cannot be separated. It is the destiny of the Church to be the embodiment of the authority and power of God so we might confront and contradict darkness in this present generation.
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