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To Pierce an Atmosphere

(Kathy Gabler)—Jesus demonstrated how to pierce an atmosphere.  He did it when He acknowledged the woman with the issue of blood.  His acknowledgment, without condemnation, pierced the atmosphere of traditions that limit life and steal destiny.  He pierced the atmosphere that was filled with the fear of death when He spoke to Jairus of his daughter saying, “Do not be afraid any longer; merely entrust this to Christ, and she will be made well.  Jesus’ words pierced the atmosphere and served as a heads-up to the prince of the power of the air over Jarius’ region.  That atmosphere filled with unbelief was about to shatter.  The stronghold of experience and natural limitations was crumbling, bowing to a Higher order.  Jesus set the rules of engagement in Lk 8:51 “ When He came to the house, He did not allow anyone to enter with Him, except Peter and John and James, and the girl’s father and mother.” Then He pierced the powers-that-be again, “He said, “Stop weeping, for she has not died, but is asleep.”  The first blow shook every power of darkness lurking in the smothering, toxic air, and then He delivered the second blow in verse 54, “He, however, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Child, arise!”  


Don’t Live a Watered-Down Version

(Kathy Gabler)—That “BID me COME” is in the heart of all of us.  It is deep calling unto deep and JESUS is saying to us too, “COME ON!”  There is no need for us to live a watered-down version of what God had in mind for our lifetime.  We don’t have to leave a wimpy, skimpy heritage.  Fear may hold us in the boat and tempt us to refuse the dominion mandate, but there is a stronger force at work in us.  There is a heart’s cry, “Lord, BID me COME.”  We may consider just stepping back from sonship and dominion because we have not seen it or lived it vividly yet, but dominion is not about being an experienced son, it is about being an obedient son.  There will be times in all of us that the cry of “BID me COME” stirs in our breast and we have a choice to respond to the Lord’s, “Come on.”  (KATHY GABLER is speaking at Kingdom Congress 2019. Location: Grace International 503 W.Marlin  Willis,TX 77378  Phone: 936-856-2455)
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Relationship Shift

(LARRY BURDEN)— The Passover was also important to Jesus because a divine shift was coming to the disciples in their relationship with the Father. In John 15: 15, Jesus told His disciples, “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you”. The terminology identified a relational shift from that of servant-master to one of son-father. Up to the night of the Passover, the relationship of the disciples to Jesus had been strictly business. However, after the Passover meal, that changed! In the new covenant, the disciples were no longer held by the Father as servants, but sons! That night was a divine appointment that had been in the making before the beginning of time! (LARRY BURDEN is speaking at Kingdom Congress 2019.)
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Marty and Kathy invite you to Kingdom Congress 2019
March 6-8, 2019 — Grace International Church — Willis,TX
Speakers: Marty Gabler, Kathy Gabler, Melissa Gabler, Jim Hodges,
Simon Purvis, Larry Burden, Dr. Don Crum
Worship, Teaching, Prophecy, Ministry
Be Strengthened, Encouraged, Equipped for your Kingdom Purpose
Wednesday: 7pm; Thursday: 9:30am-1:00pm; Friday: 9:30am-1:00pm
For all info: martygabler.com/kc2019/

 


Fear and Point of Reference

Concerning Hurricane Harvey we, on the Texas Gulf Coast, have just come through a series of unprecedented events and are now facing challenges that are unprecedented. In Matthew, the disciples were terrified because they had no point of reference for what was happening. When the disciples saw Jesus walking on the lake, that terrified them as much or more than the storm. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear (Mt 14:26). They did not see the circumstances allowing anyone, including Jesus, to walk on water. They considered these circumstances as those that take you down and never let you up. These men of God had heard the heart-wrenching stories of fishermen suffering disaster at sea. Each of them could vividly tell a story of a relative or a friend who had not been able to attain the goal of “the other side” (Matt.14:22)  Nerve-testing reports of failure to “reach the other side” had settled upon their ears and they had used them as foundation stones to build a point of reference which, at this point, filled their hearts with terror.

Victory was not on their minds. There was absolutely no thought of, nor any faith for, victory over this situation. Perseverance was no more than an idealistic point made by preachers on land, in the safety of storm-free weather. They hunkered down and just got ready for anything this set of circumstances wanted to throw at them. That is not how we make it. That is not how we persevere. That is not how we receive the promise. The prophetic gift always, annoyingly refuses to let us simply “grab a root and grunt.” Prophet Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Matt.14:27) Our focus is on Him Who is not bound by circumstances.

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An Extraordinary Savior

The disciples were not expecting anything out of the ordinary from Jesus when He entreated them to row to the other side of the lake (while dealing with the throes of a violent storm). Ps. 50:21 “These things you have done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you, and state {the case} in order before your eyes.” (NAS) They may have been thinking that He was like them, being subject to the same limitations they were subject to. They were expecting ordinary things from an extraordinary Savior. If only they could have grasped the concept that He is THE MASTER OF THE STORM.  After Jesus had calmed the storm in Mk 4:41, they asked one another, “What manner of man is this?” (KJV). In other translations it reads “Who is this?” Not fully knowing who He was, and was therefore capable of, little did they know that He would be coming to join them walking on the water. “The Master of the Storm” is the answer to the question, “What manner of man is this?” When the Master is called on and relied on it is possible to get results that are out of the ordinary, for He has power over the power that threatens, even over the storm.

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Nasty Opposition Can Ruin Participation

A father, in Mark 9, explained to Jesus that his son was possessed with a spirit which made him mute and seized him and slammed him to the ground while causing him to foam at the mouth and grind his teeth and stiffen out. So Jesus proceeded to rebuke the unclean spirit saying to it, “You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of him and do not enter him again.”  That power blast targeted the past, present and future of that family and that spirit.  In verse 26, after crying out and throwing the boy into terrible convulsions, it came out.  This kind of nasty, tenacious opposition is probably not going to be detailed in your up-front-briefing that you get for a mission like this, because you can see how it might dampen your anticipation if not make you faint at the thought of participation!  (Fourth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s SEEC Magazine article “Sons Must Get It”.)

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Marty Gabler
Listen to:  God of Miracles word
Marty will be one of the presenters at the
Dreams Visions Prophecy Symposium
September 22-24, 2017   Info:  DVP2017

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Are You in the Boat?

Are you in the boat? If you are in the boat with the destiny of Jesus and you are staying the course, then you have no more decisions to make. That must be the first thing that is settled in your heart and mind. You might have to deal with a wave coming over the side now and then but you have no more decisions to make. You may even have to deal with Moby Dick trying to take out the bow of the boat but you don’t have any more decisions to make. The decision has already been made. If Moby Dick is floating out there between me and the boat dock I have been called to, I must stay the course. It is up to the God of heaven and earth to make a way where there seems to be no way. The God of heaven and earth is able to come up with something bigger than Moby Dick that can swallow Moby Dick with one gulp. If mighty God can part a sea, He can surely deal with all the leviathans in it.

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