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Is it Really God’s Fault?

(Gen 1:28a) “And God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule…”   Considering the definitions of God’s original (and unchanged) intention (“subdue” and “rule”), it would appear that we have a mission laid out before us with authority to get it done. Scripture offers the understanding that the Last Adam has won back all that the first Adam forfeited. It would appear that God actually is not responsible for evil happenings since He handed over the earth to Adam to “subjugate,” “prevail against,” “reign,” “tread down” and “keep under”.  (Marty is speaking this weekend at the DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY CONFERENCE at Cornerstone Brenham,TX. Information: cornerstonebrenham.org  or  979-830-0404. He is speaking Saturday morning and Sunday morning.) 

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Changing Our Minds

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In our culture, when we hear the word “government,”  most people think politics.  However, when God says “government,” He thinks relationship.  When we hear “dominion”, we think aspiring to a throne, but when God says “dominion,” He thinks obedience.  Our thinking is really distorted if we think of dominion as arrogantly doing what we want, when we want.  That’s not dominion, that’s just ditzy-dingy!  We see why Jesus said, “Repent,” before He said “the Kingdom is in reach.”  It’s going to take changing our minds and thinking past our experience and our environment and our examples and our personal agendas to reach for the order of heaven and bring it into the earth.  

(This is the tenth excerpt from Kathy’s SEEC Magazine article “Advancing The Kingdom Through Dominion.” Excerpts will appear on this page Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.)


Explaining Or Exceeding Limitations?

hands reaching up1If you think about it even now, this long after Calvary, over 2000 years after Jesus, the Last Adam restored the breach caused by the “1st  Adam-bomb,” we are still more conditioned to explain our limitations than to exceed them.  I grew up in church, but I never heard anyone preach that I could reach into God’s governmental order and change things in earth.  I’ve known more Fig-Leaf-Fugitives than Supermen in the church.   It’s sad, but church people usually know more about condemnation than they do dominion.  Maybe we haven’t been reaching into the governmental order of heaven to bring it to earth because churchianity has made us more pious than powerful.  It certainly shouldn’t be an either/or, but many Christians are better church-goers than they are sons.  Our firstpriority should be to focus on being a son who knows his Father and knows Him well enough to know what Father has already done, as well as what Father is presently doing, so we can be sons who take dominion and cause things on earth to line up with that.

(This is the ninth excerpt from Kathy’s SEEC Magazine article “Advancing The Kingdom Through Dominion.” Excerpts will appear on this page Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.)


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


Your Will On Earth

In the New Testament, the Dominion Mandate is in Matthew 6:9,10— “Therefore pray this way, Father, your Kingdom come, your will be world mapdone on earth as it is in Heaven.”  Notice that dominion is not a matter of asking God to act.  Your Kingdom come, your will be done is not a petition.  It is a declaration of agreement with God’s will on earth as it is in heaven.  Jesus didn’t petition God to stop the storm.  Neither did He petition nature to be nice.  He  demonstrated  dominion.  Jesus did not have to work up the courage to address the storm.  His dominion over nature was not in question at any point.  This is fairly evident since the storm didn’t even disturb His sleep.   

(This is the seventh excerpt from Kathy’s SEEC Magazine article “Advancing The Kingdom Through Dominion.” Excerpts will appear on this page Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.)


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


Jesus Demonstrated Dominion

handJesus preached “the Kingdom is at hand” meaning it is reachable.  He not only demonstrated dominion over everything assigned to Adam,  He demonstrated dominion over any contradiction to Kingdom order  “as it is in heaven,” be it sickness, disease, devils, poverty, corruption, legalism  or injustice.  He exemplified a son that creation groans for.

(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s SEEC Magazine article “Advancing The Kingdom Through Dominion.” Excerpts will appear on this page Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.)


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


The List Is Supposed To Get Longer

Even after the “Adam-Bomb,” even after they disobeyed God and left the garden to live stressed and sweaty lives; and even after they raised a self-willed son who murdered his brother, God did not change His mind or His original mandate.  Even after the breach and the fall of Sun blue skyman, the Kingdom and the Mandate of dominion were still in effect!  Even before Jesus–the Restorer of the Breach–came to fix it, evidence of the dominion mandate showed up again and again in Old Testament characters who walked in dominion.  It was an Old Testament man (Elijah) who took dominion over the weather and called a 3½ year drought. It was an Old Testament man who took dominion over the natural element, iron, and made it contradict its own properties and float.  It was an Old Testament man who took dominion over depletion to supply the widow’s oil.  It was an Old Testament boy who took dominion over an army’s dilemma and killed a giant.  It was an Old Testament man who took dominion over the sun and told it to be still for an entire day!  It was an Old Testament man who took dominion over death and raised the Shunammite’s son!  Even still, these are just a few of many more Old Testament examples of dominion.   Then God sent His Son, the Second and the Last Adam, to be the First Born among many sons, because God intended the list to get longer and it is still increasing. 

(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s SEEC Magazine article “Advancing The Kingdom Through Dominion.” Excerpts will appear on this page Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.)

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Kathy Gabler and Melissa Gabler will be speaking at An Appointment For Ladies
of Grace International Church in Willis, TX just north of Houston on I-45 N.
June 13-14, 2014   *   Church phone: 936-856-2455
To view the EVENT FLYER CLICK HERE.
For information and map:  http://www.graceic.org


Sound In The Garden

gardenWe first see the connection between Kingdom and dominion in the garden. God’s creation was reflecting His governmental order as in heaven and God created Adam to be His earthly-dominion-agent. (Gen 1:28) Adam was to rule over: all God had created in earth: fish, fowl, animals and all creepers in it. There was no opposition to hinder God’s order in the garden. Communion between God and Adam was unobstructed. (The essential Father/son relationship was alive and well.)  So in Gen. 3, when the voice or sound of the Lord came walking in the garden, that was nothing unusual except that, earlier that day, there was another voice or sound in the garden, a hiss, a whisper of the serpent.  (The root word for serpent in Hebrew is “hiss” which means “whisper, enchant or prognosticate.”)  He slithered into the garden with a whisper, and he slithered out with a stolen taste of dominion.  Under the influence of that trespasser’s sound, man gave the devil a seat on his board of dominion.

(This is the fourth excerpt from Kathy’s SEEC Magazine article “Advancing The Kingdom Through Dominion.” Excerpts will appear on this page Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.)

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


Governmental Order Of God

First, let me define some terms that I will be using.  “Kingdom of God” is the rule and governmental order of God in effect.  “Dominion” is governing or ruling in a domain which is a territory street mapor  sphere of influence and responsibility or the roads you run and world you live in.  The “Dominion Mandate” is God’s authorization and instructions to govern and establish and maintain the plan, purpose and governmental order of God in the earth, in the territory God appointed us.  It is authorization to rule from Sovereign authority, not our sovereign authority, but HIS.  So the most important element of dominion is connection, relationship with our Sovereign Authority, God.  Anyone outside that relationship is moving in distorted dominion.  The last term is the “Adam-Bomb,” which is the first disobedience and breach in the Dominion Mandate.

(This is the second excerpt from Kathy’s SEEC Magazine article “Advancing The Kingdom Through Dominion.” Excerpts will appear on this page Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.)

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

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Enlarge And Stretch Forth

Enlarge And Stretch Forth

It is this writer’s conviction that the term “them” of Isa.54:2 is with reference to the term “children” in v.1. “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; (Isa 54:2 KJV) The expectant (byboy-set-tent facilitation, not by accident) coming into place of those “children” and the increasing number of “them” is the reason of necessity to “enlarge, stretch, spare not, lengthen, and strengthen” (whether they be biological children or spiritual sons/daughters makes no difference). I believe it is with good reason that we count everyone within our sphere of influence as cause to enlarge our “tent” of edification/facilitation whether we are affectionately disposed or not. We must extend our influence through more than biological children to fulfill the mandate of Gen 1:28—”Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it.” Our spiritual children should outnumber our natural children.

(This is another in a series by Marty entitled “Your Sphere of Influence,” an article taken from SEEC Magazine.)

Marty will be speaking at the 6th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference March 6-8. For more info: martygabler.com/ctk-conference. To see a short video about CTK2013 go to the YouTube link: http://youtu.be/EH1cGlijfF8

Click here to listen to an audio excerpt of Dr. Crum’s teaching on “Royal Dynasty”:

http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-21T11_06_35-08_00

Click here to listen to Melissa singing worship: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-25T08_55_13-08_00