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Discerning or Deceived

Kathy — When we are DISCERNING rather than DECEIVED, we can distinguish works of darkness because they do not reflect the truth or heart of God.  Holy Spirit discernment and the principles of God come from keeping our priority focus on knowing Him.  Knowing light will expose darkness.  Knowing the real will expose the counterfeit.


Truth and Light Reveal Motives

Kathy — Apostle Paul put the issue in these descriptive terms:  “we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere” (Eph.6:12, AMPC).  Discerning works or workers of darkness may not always be as obvious as in the showdown between Moses and the Egyptian magicians.  It will not always be their acts and abilities that expose workers of darkness, but being confronted with truth and light will always reveal their motive and their source of power.  The showdown between Moses and the magicians exposed everything.


The Two-Sided Weapon

Kathy — The Holy Spirit has been emphasizing a two-sided weapon, discernment and wisdom. We must have discernment so that we can cut through the fog of emotions and opinions that arise during change and growth. Discernment will keep us from standing against the changes that God is bringing to His church and our lives. We need discernment to choose righteously and then we need wisdom to know how to walk out our choices. Js.1:5, TPT — “And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom and he will give it! He won’t see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures but he will overwhelm your failures with his generous grace.”


September is for Tuning In

The month of SEPTEMBER IS FOR TUNING IN. We will be tuning in to Holy Spirit’s frequency to pray more efficiently and to discern and to release words of knowledge and words of wisdom and counsel. We will be able to tune in because storms of life are passing that have, heretofore, interrupted communication from Father’s heart to ours. We will discover that Father is always attempting to redemptively communicate with us and that we are most welcome to tune in to His frequency of peace and wisdom.  (Prov.4:20, Msg) ”…listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice.”

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Dreams Visions Prophecy Symposium
September 22-24, 2017 *** NO FEE
TEAM GABLER: Kathy, Melissa and Marty Gabler
Teaching Worship Ministry Activation
Grace International Church    Willis,TX
936-856-2455   
graceic.org
More Info:
martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/

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Equipping Discovery

(Kathy) Interference hits circumstances with intent to rob or sabotage.  Harassment aims for emotions and attitudes. Both are ultimately aiming to handtoeyeslookingkeep us from crossing thresholds and getting to fulfillment. Interference usually becomes obvious at some point, but harassment often needs to be discerned, especially if it is to be countered before it contaminates. Interference and harassment are nothing new but their pattern of targeting crucial thresholds is an equipping discovery that brings focus and clarity.
(This is the seventh excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Hands Off!“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


“Advancing The Kingdom” — Kathy’s message from the SEEC
Kingdom Conference (52 min.)
Click link below to listen:
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-05-04T04_57_51-07_00


Skillfully Discern

listeningintentlyMay you skillfully discern when there is a hidden agenda in a question and not just simply answer it. May you discern when there is an accusation in a question and the asker is hoping you will give them “fodder for their cannon” so they can fire it back at you. May you be forthright and righteous in all your dealings with all people to the glory of our Lord as you watch Him intervene in your behalf. (Dan.2:22, Msg) “Blessed be the name of God…, He provides both intelligence and discernment, He opens up the depths, tells secrets, sees in the dark—light spills out of him! God… You made me wise and strong… ”  We are praying you discover daily our Lord’s discernment in your life.
(Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day.)


 


Avoid Cannon Fodder

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May you skillfully discern when there is a hidden agenda in a question and not just simply answer it. May you discern when there is an accusation in a question and the asker is hoping you will give them “fodder for their cannon” so they can fire it back at you. May you be forthright and righteous in all your dealings with all people to the glory of our Lord as you watch Him intervene in your behalf.

“Blessed be the name of God, forever and ever… , He provides both intelligence and discernment, He opens up the depths, tells secrets, sees in the dark—light spills out of him! God of all my ancestors, all thanks! all praise! You made me wise and strong… ” (Dan.2:21b-23a)


 


Learn To Be Aware

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Discernment can come as a gift of God in a sudden knowing or awareness, or we can ask for wisdom that will help us learn to discern.  We can learn to be aware of the presence of gathering forces lurking to take advantage of conditions, circumstances and activities.  It is wise not to ignore the nuances, the fleeting thoughts and sounds and awarenesses, the dream or vision glimpses, the echoes of conversation that keep coming to mind, etc.  Connect the dots until you have a picture of what is going on.  When something touches our awareness, even if it has been allowed for generations and its tenure has made it a norm, we are alive to confront it.   When air holds God-stuff, then, “Amen.”  If it is not, then, “Shut up.”  Or simply say, “No,” when you begin to realize something is trying to affect the atmosphere around you negatively.  Otherwise, whispers can stay in the atmosphere and linger until the enemy can use them to his advantage for influence. 
(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Clear The Air” which was published in Volume 18 Issue 4 of their ministry magazine SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)