News services are using their valuable air time and print space reporting on Christians declaring the end of the world. Christians have said time and time again throughout my lifetime (more than six decades) that no generation has seen things worse than they are now, and it is now the end of the world and the coming of the Lord. They have looked up into the sky and in every corner of the globe seeking all manner of natural signs to confirm their suspicions (Gal.4:9-11). Yet, I find it interesting that not one time have I heard anyone say that no generation of Christians has ever been more like Jesus than this generation (even after all the years and all the centuries of church attendance and flocking to revival meetings and observing the stars and dispensational charts). Amos has a great suggestion: “SEEK HIM that maketh the seven stars and Orion… THE LORD IS HIS NAME:” (Amos 5:8, KJV; also v.4-“Seek Me, and live!”) Could it be that Amos would rather have us take valuable time and effort we are using to seek signs and actually use it to SEEK THE LORD Himself?
Marty Gabler speaking on not conforming to present circumstances. Rom.12:2
Click on the video below to watch.
While there are people in every generation who have illusions and fears about moons, celebrations and calendar dates, let us all fear GOD and walk before Him uprightly through all the comings and goings of signs and dates and books and CDs. In spite of illusions, may the people of God live fruitfully and effectively while perfect love is casting out the fear created by those illusions (1Jn.4:18). “But against all illusion and fantasy and empty talk There’s always this rock foundation: Fear God!” (Eccl.5:7, Msg)
(This is the fourth 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.)
Click the link below to hear Melissa and Marty singing “Rise Up”
on Track 10 of their worship CD “An Encounter.”
The CD is prophetic worship. Produced by FICMI Studio Conroe,TX.
Arranged and engineered by Jorge Gamboa.
* The audio is best enjoyed using earbuds or headphones.
Click on this link: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-30T20_14_28-07_00