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Intervening Power of Resurrection

Martin P Gabler—Samson’s story is one of the intervening power of resurrection. There was a time when this avowed Nazarite had envisioned every Philistine defeated and every Israelite free. It was something he had plainly seen… at one time. As he matured and realized his destiny, he acted out what he had envisioned. It was something he could grasp… before certain persons distracted him. It was something he could plainly see… before he lost his eyes in a game of touchy-feely with those he was avowed not to have relationship with. A little honey out of the mouth of a dead lion’s carcass to satiate a genuine, legitimate hunger wouldn’t be condemned by anyone (even if it was a forbidden matter for a Nazarite). A little wine (the context intimates that Samson also drank), the refreshing, nourishing drink of the day (but strictly forbidden for Nazarites) was not given so much as a second thought by anyone. Forbidden relationship with three Philistine women (not just one, but three) did not seem to arouse concern in anyone but his parents. Vows made and vows broken tragically became the order of the day as values and *mores were eaten away by the consistent numbing effects of exposure to those things of defilement. Endless taunts and jibes at the man’s ego brought desired reckless reaction. All intended attempts of the enemy to take the man out were driving a cold, hard wedge between him and his calling.   [*(mo·res (môr“aze”) pl.n. 1. The accepted traditional customs and usages of a particular social group. 2. Moral attitudes. 3. Manners; ways.}] This is a time in history when we should learn from Samson’s mistakes and carefully guard against distractions, reckless reactions and the numbing effects of defilement to overcome those enemies which seek to utterly defeat us.


Innermost Being of the Nation

MELISSA—To sum up this vision, there is a major transplant being done on this nation.  It is not only getting a new heart but the breath of God is going to blow through the nation and through the core, the innermost being of this nation. This is not a surface thing happening, this is a deep internal work God is doing.  He is restructuring this nation from the inside out.  This restructuring is going to cause the church to come to life and that which has been a stagnate, lifeless memorial to the past way of doing things is being replaced with new life that will continue to grow and give life.  The old structures are coming down to make way for the new which is alive and thriving.


We Are Not Alone

KATHY–The truth is we are not alone, nor are we powerless.  “In 2Chronicles 20, God’s people did not know what to do, so they looked to the Lord, (vs.12).  Then in verse 14:  Then the Spirit of the Lord in their midst came upon Jahaziel and He said not to fear nor be terrified of the face of this huge enemy. It is God’s war. Go after them but you won’t have to lift a hand in this battle; just stand and watch GOD’s saving work for you take shape. Don’t be afraid, don’t waver. March out boldly for GOD is with you.  Then they knelt down bowing their faces to the ground worshiping GOD.  Some stood to their feet to praise GOD, and they praised at the top of their lungs! As they were leaving, Jehoshaphat stood up and said, “Believe firmly in GOD, your God, and your lives will be firm! Believe in your prophets and you’ll come out on top!”  


Fresh Breath of Air

As the people of God assemble today may the holy Word of God bring a deep-down, fresh breath of air that releases frustration and distress. May they freely worship the Lord of life and revel in His love and compassion. May those whose chest is tight because of present trials and fears, experience sudden release in the presence of Jehovah. Eph.1:19,Amp–“So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of [a]reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;”


Walk in the Way That is Right

May you lift your head, get a deep breath, may your eyes clear and focus and may you walk in the way that is right and enjoy the favor of the Lord.
“For the Lord God is a sun and a safe-covering. The Lord gives favor and honor. He holds back nothing good from those who walk in the way that is right.” (Ps.84:11, NLV)


Transplant on the Nation

MELISSA–To sum up the vision of God doing a heart transplant, there is a major transplant being done on this nation.  It is not only getting a new heart but the breath of God is going to blow through the nation and through the core, the innermost being of this nation. This is not a surface thing happening, this is a deep internal work God is doing.  He is restructuring this nation from the inside out.  This restructuring is going to cause the church to come to life and that which has been a stagnate, lifeless memorial to the past way of doing things is being replaced with new life that will continue to grow and give life.  The old structures are coming down to make way for the new which is alive and thriving.


Do Enemies Seem Invincible?

KATHY–In 2 Chronicles God’s people felt like they had no power to stand against the Ammonites and Moabites coming against them, and many Americans feel powerless today.  What makes an enemy seem invincible?   One answer is TENURE. Tenure means the condition of holding something in one’s possession.  An old enemy can hold ground so long that it is a challenge to even imagine taking that ground from him, much less actually doing it.  (That’s why draining swamps takes years.)  Corruption is an old enemy trait and definitely a modern day force at work.  There are corrupt people who have held positions of power for decades.  People often give up on trying to change corrupt leadership because it is so rigged with under-the-table deals or nepotism or bribery or blackmail or threats.  Corruption of moral values undermines justice and leaves injustices unconfronted as it fosters a dual standard that lets the guilty go free and lets demonized radicals run rampant.  They join those who have held ground and take more at will which causes many folks to feel powerless to stop them.  NUMBERS also can make an enemy seem invincible. There were so many Ammonites and Moabites that they seemed too huge a force to conquer.  CUNNING, SKILL and WEAPONS can make an enemy seem invincible.  On the news we watch old enemies cunningly accuse falsely, skillfully spin information and use their own dirty deeds as a weapon to project their guilt on those they fear. Quite simply, an enemy seems invincible when their evil intent is too extreme for a normal human to grasp.  In our nation today the sly ones at work seem too evil to defeat as they carry on their perverted agenda to murder the innocent in the womb in the name of privacy, as they attempt to control the media with fake news and censor all else, and as they try to corrupt morals and take the naive into slavery.  BUT, that is not the end of the story! Old enemies have not factored Almighty God into their plans, but they cannot factor Him out!


Resurrection and Battle-Winning

Resurrection and battle-winning appear to be related as we consider our Lord’s resurrection from the dead in this present season of battles that are demanding our attention at some level. No matter the season, we look to God Almighty to display His resurrection victory while we stand right in the middle of threats of evil against our well-being and against our future. There are giftings in people which must be resurrected now to win family-saving, nation-saving battles now.


Remember Not The Former Things

MELISSA—In one part of a vision God gave me (posted 9-23-22) I saw His hand began to massage a heart. In another part I saw 2 rows of white Roman columns as far as the eye could see. The columns I saw in the vision represented the church as we’ve known it, and this scene was looking to the West where the sun sets. The sun is setting on old traditional structures of the church. After the columns fell I began to hear a heartbeat.  It got so loud that the earth shook.  I looked back at the hole where the heart transplant was taking place, and with every beat of this new heart horrible black creatures began frantically crawling out of the hole.  Every beat drove more hordes out only for them to disintegrate as they tried to run.  A white light began filling the space that was once full of black slime and I heard “Ruach”.  Ruach means: spirit, wind, breathe (ex. Isaiah 11:2) and it was filling the pitch-black core of this nation.

Once more I looked back toward the West where the columns had fallen and they were no longer there. In their place was lush greenery that was growing and I heard, Isa. 43:18-19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”  


Old Enemies Infiltrating

KATHY—Beyond their worship of the false god Molech, the Ammonites were also known for their war practices being extremely violent. At one point, an Ammonite leader planned to gouge out the right eye of every Israelite as part of a treaty (1 Samuel 11:2).  Today’s parallel of their crippling violence is the new types of mobile technology that cripple the mind and pharmaceuticals and vaccines that disable nations. Scripture states that the Ammonites would rip open pregnant women in lands they had conquered (Amos 1:13). Is that not a parallel to abortion and destroying our children and their future?  Then just as the Ammonites and Moabites came against Israel intending to take their land that God had given them, America today is plagued with the same old enemies infiltrating communities, governments, businesses and media to dishonor our heritage and take the land God has given us. BUT, that is not the end of the story! While old enemies have not factored Almighty God into their plans, they cannot factor Him out!


Opportunities in Spite of Present Difficulties

Free Eyes Look UpAs the people of God assemble today I pray our eyes will be opened to opportunities and possibilities we have been hindered in seeing because of the plethora of present circumstances that are demanding so much attention in our dreaming and decision processing. May Father find His attempts successful in making His wisdom and designs available to those who, having stood, continue to stand and ask and seek and knock.   Eph.6:11-13,Msg—“So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. 12  This is no weekend war that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. 13 Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet.”


Not as Impossible as You Imagined

It’s not too late! What your eyes have been closed to in the past, will be open to in the remainder of the year. You will see your part in a dream, a vision, before your eyes in your understanding as the wisdom of God for this hour becomes plain and is able to be communicated. You shall see that it is not as complicated or impossible as you originally imagined it to be.   Heb.13:20-21,Amp—“Now may the God of peace [the source of serenity and spiritual well-being] who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood that sealed and ratified the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with every good thing to carry out His will and strengthen you [making you complete and perfect as you ought to be], accomplishing in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”


Sun Setting on Old Traditional Structures

MELISSA—In a vision I saw a picture of the nation when all of a sudden, an explosion happened in the middle.  Something erupted from within and blew a hole from the inside out.  It was pitch-black inside and there was slime oozing from this gaping hole.  Then I saw the hand of God holding a heart and He placed it in that opening.  His hand began to massage the heart in rhythms of 3 to get it functioning.  1-2-3, and on the count of 3 the surface of the nation would ripple from what was happening beneath.  

As this was happening my view changed and I was standing on the surface of the nation near the center of the transplant.  From this vantage point I could see Father’s hand continuing the rhythm – 1,2,3 and on 3 came that ripple.  I looked to my left and saw 2 rows of white Roman columns as far as the eye could see.  As the ripples went out from the center, these columns were falling and breaking.  I knew these columns represented the church as we’ve known it, and this scene was looking to the West where the sun sets.  The sun is setting on old traditional structures of the church. (More of this vision in Melissa’s next post. This is the first excerpt of Melissa’s article “What is Going On?”)


The Molech Curse

KATHY—There is a  situation in 2Chronicles Chapter 20 that parallels our times in some meaningful ways and carries insight for us today.  The Ammonites and Moabites had a history with Israel.  In fact, they were perpetual enemies according to Deuteronomy 23, An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; nor their descendants forever, because they did not meet you with food and water on the way when you came forth out of Egypt, and because they hired Balaam to curse you.  You shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days forever. 

Ammon means “inbred” and Moab means “incest”.  They were the sons of Lot by his two daughters.  From immoral beginnings came a generation with tainted thinking and warped values that would reach into their generations to come.  As children they were sabotaged and that sabotage continued with the god they worshiped.  The Ammonites worshiped Molech, the pagan god of child sacrifice.  Molech’s statue was the bronze body of a man with the head of a bull, and within it was a furnace where they boiled children alive in the bowels of the statue.  It is hard to believe but this demonic force still has presence in today’s world!  Many Catholics were outraged when a giant statue of Molech was placed in the Colosseum in Rome, November 8, 2019.  Also in 2019, it was reported that the child trafficker (Eppstein) featured a statue resembling Molech on his island.  The statue of Molech was also part of an exhibit in the city of Carthage in 2020.  A Molech statue, though given a different name, is also now in Detroit. Giving place to this evil is one of many sickening evidences of old enemies at work in our world.


Press Through

Martin P Gabler—We will make it through the coming weeks and months but we must press through. We won’t just have to press through national difficulties, political situations, various entities pushing their agendas. We are going to have to press through diversions, distractions, false flags and misinformation. We can’t believe everything we hear or everything we see coming across a TV screen or computer screen. We might be wise to ask ourselves, “What gives that person/persons credibility with us or credentials with us that they can tell us a certain thing and we’re supposed to just take it at face value?”. We are really needing the Holy Spirit and the principals of the Word of God to stand on to help us press through stuff that we are hearing and not operate out of fear. We must get out of operating in fear and get back on God’s Word (the Bible). Jesus said that there was one house built on a rock and there was one built on the sand. When storms, winds, waves assailed the house built on the sand, it was washed away. But, the house built on the rock was assailed by the same winds, the same storm yet, the house on the Rock stood against all the opposition and remained firm. It didn’t escape the storm and its effects but it survived. There is only one Rock in the Bible — JESUS.


Great Joy Will be Ours

Melissa Gabler—We have had our questions, our doubts and shed our tears, but we’ve heard what comes in the morning (Ps. 30:5).  I’m telling you, the sun is rising on us and great joy will be ours because it is our time.  It’s time to operate in the mandate God has given us.


Jesus’ Prayer Model

KATHY — As we read Matthew 6 and Luke 10, we find Jesus teaching the disciples to pray.  The verses leading up to the actual prayer reveal firstly what prayer is not.  Prayer is not practicing your righteousness before men.  Prayer is not using surplus words trying to cover your bases.  Prayer is not from any motive that would manipulate God or man.  Then, Jesus gives directions to His disciples on how to communicate with the Father.  His instruction becomes a model for us known as “The Lords Prayer”.


Evil Structures Exposed

As the people of God assemble today may they know with assurance that the powers of darkness can hide for only just so long. May they rejoice that darkness is being exposed just like Pharaoh’s wizards’ serpents and agendas. And as Jehovah God is setting them up for a fall, we can do our part by praying that God will work in lives and bring truth and evidence to positioned people to expose and bring down evil structures. Eph.6:12–“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”


Underbelly Exposed

The underbelly of darkness that seeks to work evil in this nation is going to be exposed. We can do our part by praying that God will work in lives and bring truth and evidence to positioned people to expose and bring down evil structures. Jer.23:24,NASB—“Can a person hide himself in hiding places So that I do not see him?” declares the Lord. “Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the Lord.”  Eccl.12:14,Msg—“Eventually God will bring everything that we do out into the open and judge it according to its hidden intent, whether it’s good or evil.   Heb.4:13,Amp—“And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, and revealed to the eyes of Him with whom we have to give account.”


Awakening to be Effective

Melissa — We are in the midst of a seriously sobering season. We are in the thick of the increase of His perpetually increasing government (Isaiah 9:7). Awakening won’t be limited to the American church’s view of what it should look like to be most effective. Awakening is going to seep through the cracks in the foundation of the American church and reform it. Awakening brings reformation. We better be ready for awakening to bring some shock and awe too! It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, (Eph. 5:12-13 NLT) This awakening is going deep. It’s going to shed light on things that have been going on under our noses but we haven’t seen it because we have been asleep. It will be shocking, but that is why reformation comes with it. Reform will deal with evil.


Days of Justice

KATHY—Days of Elijah are days of justice.  In 1Kings 18, Elijah told them to seize the “prophets of Baal and not let a man of them escape. And they caught them, and Elijah brought them down to the Kishon and killed them there.”  The justice was public and did not end there on Mt. Carmel.  In the following chapters “The LORD told Elijah to appoint Hazael to be king of Syria and appoint Jehu to be king of Israel and appoint Elisha to take his place as prophet.  Hazael was to start killing the people who worship Baal. Jehu was to kill those who escape from Hazael, and Elisha was to kill those who escape from Jehu.”  Jezebel died when Jehu had her thrown from a window of Jezreel’s palace, and her body was eaten by dogs.  Justice continued in the next generation when King Ahab’s sons were beheaded and their heads piled at the gates of Jezreel. 
As our days mirror the days of Elijah in so many details, (more than those listed in this article), may we be encouraged that we too will see the called of God follow the Lord’s directions and take down corrupt entities and willful evil, both now and in generations to come.  And may we see the power and original design of God manifest in our homes and nations, both now and in generations to come. (This is the last of the excerpts from Kathy’s SEEC Magazine article “Days of Elijah”. You may read this article in its entirety at this link: martygabler.com/articles/ )


Pray for Missing Persons

Let us pray that an unprecedented number of missing persons shall be found whole and unharmed this year. Prayer could include that some will be found by missing persons agencies; some will call out of the sky blue; some will just walk up to the family door and knock; some will walk up to a police station and ask for help; some will walk into a church. Jesus came “to seek and to save that which is lost” (Lk.19:10). 1Sam.30:18,Amp—“David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken…”  19 Nothing of theirs was missing whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that had been taken; David recovered it all.” 


Awakened to See

MELISSA—This year has been hellacious because Father is waking us up to see what we have been entertaining and it is absolutely disgusting. This is the year it shifts from entertaining the unclean to the clean, and that speaks volumes regarding what is being exposed.  Did anybody think awakening would look like this? I sure didn’t.  I’m shocked but extremely thankful.  It’s time, right here in 2022, to shift our entertaining to the fear of the Lord, God’s agenda and purposes, what He says about you, your family, your church, and our nation.  This year is a setup for launching into the Kingdom of God manifest unlike any of us have ever seen.


Days of Elijah are Familiar

KATHY—In earlier posts I have mentioned some things that “the days of Elijah”, from the Bible, were significantly similar to the days we are dealing with now. This is another one.  Days of Elijah mark a time when God’s people have their identity established.  1Ki 18:30  “And Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near to him; and he healed the altar of Jehovah that had been broken down. 1Ki 18:31  And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the Word of Jehovah came, saying, Israel shall be your name.  With those stones, he drew a line between who they had become and who they were meant to be, and they were about to see their God confirm it.  1Ki 18:36  And it happened at the offering of the sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, O Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known today that You are God in Israel, and I am Your servant, that by Your Word I have done all these things. 1Ki 18:37 Answer me, O Jehovah, answer me; and this people shall know that You are Jehovah God; and You shall turn their hearts back again. 1Ki 18:38  And fire fell from Jehovah and burned up the burnt offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and the water in the trench was licked up. 1Ki 18:39  And all the people saw, and fell on their faces, and said, Jehovah, He is the God; Jehovah, He is THE God!”  So shall days like the days of Elijah go down in history again!