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Start a Spiritual History

Israel decided they were going back to Egypt because recollection of a physical past was all they had (Ex.16:3; Num.11:5). They couldn’t remember anything of a spiritual history because so many generations had wrestled through problems without spiritual wisdom or enablement. Start a spiritual history in your generation for the benefit of those to come. Ps.145:4, Amp — “One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty and remarkable acts.”


Christmas Communion 2019

Christmas Family Communion with Marty, Kathy and Melissa.
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Thanksgiving Family Communion

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Preserve Family and Nation

familyworshiptableDavid not only loved his son and wanted to be assured that he would have a relationship with God but David also loved what God loved: Israel. He wanted to be assured that the presence of God would be in the midst of Israel. There was a nation at stake and David facilitated its preservation. In preserving his family, David preserved a nation. (1K.2:12)


We Will See With Our Own Eyes

There are blessings, signs, wonders and miracles about to happen in our lives, our eyefamilies, our churches and our nation because God was witnessing of it before you and I were ever born—for His Name’s sake. We will not fall backward from promise in our confession. We will not say as Abraham, “Since You have given no offspring to me, one born in my house is my heir.” (Gen.15:3). Because He who is Witness responds “This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir.” (v.4) We will not see promise from afar or second-hand. We will see it with our own eyes and give Almighty God praise.


A New Language

May your home be filled with new language this year—filled with the language of finance and prosperity, filled with the language of health and filled with the language of wise counsel given and heeded.
“Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.” (Prov.11:14, Msg)
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SEEC Ministries International (Marty and Kathy)
12th Annual Kingdom Congress
March 6-8, 2019  *  NO FEE
Marty, Kathy and Melissa Gabler, Jim Hodges,
Simon Purvis, Larry Burden, Dr. Don Crum
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Christmas Communion

Christmas Communion with Marty, Kathy and Melissa Gabler
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What is Said in Our Home?

What have our children heard? Have they heard blessing like the voice of blessing of Abraham to Isaac and the voice of Isaac to Jacob? Have they heard words of honor around the house and words of life, words of productivity? Are we just repeating in our home what we experienced when we were growing up or are we determined that our children will see the faithfulness of God in their generation?  “As for me,” God says, “this is my covenant with them: My Spirit that I’ve placed upon you and the words that I’ve given you to speak, they’re not going to leave your mouths nor the mouths of your children nor the mouths of your grandchildren. You will keep repeating these words and won’t ever stop.” (Isa.59:21, Msg)


Godly Legacy and a Nation

King David gathered, created and formed an inheritance for his son so that son could build a house for God (1Chron.22:5). David wanted to be assured that his son would have an encounter with the God he had an encounter with. David not only loved his son and wanted to be assured that he would have a relationship with God but David also loved what God loved: the nation of Israel. He wanted to be assured that the presence of God would be in the midst of Israel. There was a nation at stake and David facilitated its preservation. In preserving his family, in consciously working on leaving a godly legacy, David preserved a nation.


Assurance of Being Family

As the people of God assemble today, may they give and receive the touch of acceptance and assurance that they are part of the family of God, the household of faith.  “Practice hospitality to one another (those of the household of faith). [Be hospitable, be a lover of strangers, with brotherly affection for the unknown guests, the foreigners, the poor, and all others who come your way who are of Christ’s body.] And [in each instance] do it ungrudgingly (cordially and graciously, without complaining but as representing Him).” (1Pe.4:9, Amp)
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Safety and Acceptance in Your Home

May your home be the place of safety and acceptance you think of when you are out in the world and are mistreated and taken advantage of. May you return there safely and may it be your place of solace. “You will be sheltered,without fear of hurtful words or any other weapon. . . .   Your home will be secure, and your sheep will be safe.” (Job 5:21, 24, CEV)
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Home Safe Haven

By end of day, have you felt that you were in an environment that had no understanding of your beliefs and values? Did it press on you like a heavy weight that seemed to preoccupy your mind? You and each of your family members need a place that is familiar, a place that is a sanctuary from cynicism and expressions of hopelessness. May your home be a place of faith where you are edified and the Name of the Lord is spoken and His blessings are enjoyed.  (Prov.24:3, Amp) “Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation],”  We are praying you discover daily that you are making your home into a safe haven of faith and love.  (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24hrs/day.)

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Can You Hear Thanksgiving in Your Memory?

A while back I walked into the kitchen and I said to Kathy, “That smells like Thanksgiving!”. As I walked in, I experienced a wide range of sensory connections with Thanksgiving. The smell of spices and basting meat and the odors of baking coming out of the oven filled my senses. But I also began to hear things. As memories of Thanksgivings-come-and-gone stirred in my mind, I could hear the sounds of those gatherings, those loved ones, those children, those songs, that worship—in my memory. Kathy couldn’t hear any of it but I could hear many things all at once. I had to just stand there for a minute or two, not focusing on anything in the room but looking with my memory into those sights and sounds that had been cherished and stored away in valuable files of my heart. Then, even as I write now, hot tears filled my eyes and my heart raced up at the peace and joy and delight all those sounds and people in my memory brought to me. I didn’t even realize that I had tucked those precious memories away so many years ago. But the loving atmosphere, the loving people, the lovely ambiance and delicious foods all impacted my senses then for a delightful, sensory and welcome release now. No camera could have accomplished what those pleasant experiences wrought, for they were drawn up out of the well of cherished ones and cherished things in my heart. And for a brief time they were all there, all real and all so lovely once again. I am so thankful for a rich heritage, deeply meaningful relationships and for cherished memories that still impact me today. May this Thanksgiving bring to you sights and sounds and smells that pleasantly soothe you and heal you, and may they all bring you to a fresh place of rest in our Lord.  (Prov.10:7a, Amp) ”The memory of the righteous [person] is a blessing,”.

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Anticipation is Inevitable

Anticipation is inevitable. The coming generation will anticipate something whether positive or negative. But what will they anticipate? One of the biggest favors we can do the coming generation is to build anticipation into them: anticipation for the intervention of God in their lives and in our nation. We must see beyond and we must help them to see beyond that which has been the norm. Let’s help them to anticipate something no previous generation has seen, to be what no generation has been. Mic.7:7- “But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” We are praying you discover daily that you are looking beyond the ordinary and you are helping the coming generation to anticipate new possibilities.  (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24hrs/day.)

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Fathers Hearts Turned to Children

As the people of God assemble today, may hearts of fathers be turned to the coming generation. May fathers in our congregations discern the potential of the youth around them and let their hearts be turned to affirming them, encouraging them and enabling them on to their destiny in Christ. May this be the most memorable Father’s Day with fathers and children turned to each other in love and in honor, grasping the heavenly Father’s heart for the generations to glorify His intent.  “May the Lord richly bless both you and your children.” (Ps.115:14, TLB)

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Best Effort For Home

Music teachers encourage people to practice and study their craft to be the best instrumentalist they can be. Coaches continually hound athletes to work harder so they can excel beyond their competition. But, what if we applied that kind of determination and dedication into making our home all it can be? May your home be the storehouse that bountiful good things are distributed from. May love, joy, peace, compassion, food, money and facilitation be gathered into your home and distributed to those who need them to be whole and advance in purpose.  (1Tim.6:18, NKJV) “Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share,”  We are praying you discover daily that you are praying and putting your best effort into making your home all it can be.  (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24hrs/day.)

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A Year With Different Conversation

talkfamilypositiveMay your home be filled with different conversation in the year to come—different because you are no longer discussing threats and defeats but hopes and victories.
“Answer my prayers, O True God, the righteous, who makes me right.  I was hopelessly surrounded, and You rescued me.  Once again hear me; hide me in Your favor;  bring victory in defeat and hope in hopelessness.” (Ps.4:1, The Voice)


 


Your Home #32

familyrunningYour Home #32—May the Lord break you loose from the past limitations of your family, even from many generations past. May you and your seed far surpass the deeds and accomplishments of your former generations so that the Lord is known as Almighty God to you and yours now and in time to come.
”For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” (Ps.100:5, KJV)


 


Home is Important

Your home is an important place. It is a place of great redemptive possibilities. The home is the place of nurturing and safety for children. It is a place of love and hugs and words of acceptance. May your home be a place where your children are confident that they have a sanctuary away from the faithless hustle of the world. May they have a family that genuinely expresses and lives out the awe and fear of Almighty God and may that family stand together, unshakable and unmovable upon God’s Word. (Prov.14:26, Msg)  “The Fear-of-God builds up confidence, and makes a world safe for your children.” We are praying you discover daily that your home is a sanctuary you look forward to reaching at the end of the day.
(Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day. www.txpraise.com)


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Leadership and Love for Family

FatherFamilyEverywhere people gather, eventually discussion will get around to talking about family and the difficulties of relationships. I remember hearing about a man who attended a seminar and upon arriving told someone that he had come there to learn how to manage his family. One of the older leaders responded saying, “Don’t try to manage your family; learn to love and serve them, then leadership in the family will come as a by-product of the loving and serving.” It has been said that the biggest favor fathers can do their children is to love their mother.
(Eph.5:25, NKJV) “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.” We are praying you discover daily that you and your family are walking in our Lord’s sacrificial love.
(Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day.)


 


Fathers Put Their Children on Their Shoulders

There is a statue in the Woodlands area just north of Houston. A child is standing on the shoulders of a man. The plaque at the base of the FatherChildShouldersstatue is a quote attributed to Sir Isaac Newton. It reads something like this: “The reason the present generation can see so far is because it is standing on the shoulders of the former generation.” Is the generation coming after us presently standing on their fathers’ shoulders? Does that generation even know that those shoulders are available? Have we taken that generation and lifted them, no matter what the cost, up and onto our shoulders? Are we expecting them to simply stand alongside us and inherit the same inadequacies and shortcomings we have been willing to live with? Some people rehearse to their children the failures and injustices and less-than-desirable qualities of their heritage. While some boldly abort the coming generation while they are still in the womb, some abort them in a more socially acceptable manner once they are out of the womb. In either case, the future has been robbed of their God-ordained potential. Perhaps it is the job of the mothers to push until they are born and then perhaps it is the job of the fathers to push up until they are securely standing on our shoulders. 


 


Your Home #29–Honor

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Your Home #29—May your home be a place of honor where each family member honors the other. May your home be a place where honor of others outside your family is spoken of. May your home be a place where honor is not just taught but caught and practiced.

“Give everyone what you owe them. If you owe them any kind of tax, then pay it. Show respect to those you should respect. And show honor to those you should honor.”
(Rom.13:7, ERV)
”Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;” (Eph.6:2, KJV)


 


Your Home #27


Your Home #27—May you and your loved ones make plans in
your home for your family and your future and may the Lord
work wondrously to bring those good things to you for the joy
of your family and the glory of His name.

”By his wicked plan an evil man is trapped, But the righteous
man sings and rejoices [for his plan brings good
things to him].” (Prov.29:6, Amp)


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Songs Of Joy In Your Home

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Your Home #19 – May your home be filled with songs and
rejoicing because the Lord God Almighty has delivered you
when you needed rescue from people and circumstances.

“Songs of joy at the news of our rescue are sung in the homes
of the godly. The strong arm of the Lord has done glorious things!” (Ps.118:15, LB)


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