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New Level = New Effectiveness

God takes us to a NEW LEVEL so we can be more aware, more sensitive, more discerning, more influential, so we can understand more in order that we can be more of an encouragement and blessing. He has been and is equipping us for that NEXT LEVEL of understanding and function. Father wants us to overcome present opposition so we might be prepared to meet the NEXT LEVEL of challenges. Now, and in the NEXT LEVEL, we are casting off doubting and fear and courageously reaching forward to Christ Jesus Who is so graciously reaching out to us. The theme for DVP2022 Sept.9-11 is “Getting to the Next Level”. We will be praying, teaching and receiving to be HEARING at the next level, SEEING at the next level and SPEAKING at the next level.

MPG Video promo pic KC2019MARTY will be speaking Friday night. DVP2022 will be a special gathering where those of like heart will be inspired and equipped to hear their Lord in dreams, visions and prophecy. (See Job 33:15-16; Joel 2:28; Rom.12:6)
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Getting to the Next Level

God takes us to a NEW LEVEL so we can be more aware, more sensitive, more discerning, more influential, so we can understand more in order that we can be more of an encouragement and blessing. He has been and is equipping us for that NEXT LEVEL of understanding and function. Father wants us to overcome present opposition so we might be prepared to meet the NEXT LEVEL of challenges. Now, and in the NEXT LEVEL, we are casting off doubting and fear and courageously reaching forward to Christ Jesus Who is so graciously reaching out to us. The theme for DVP2022 Sept.9-11 is “Getting to the Next Level”. We will be praying, teaching and receiving to be HEARING at the next level, SEEING at the next level and SPEAKING at the next level.
DVP2022 will be a special gathering where those of like heart will be inspired and equipped to hear their Lord in dreams, visions and prophecy. (See Job 33:15-16; Joel 2:28; Rom.12:6)
All information is at: martygabler.com/dvp2022/


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Restore What the Locusts Have Eaten

In Joel 2:25 the Lord Most High says, “I will compensate you for the years that the swarming locust had eaten.” When locusts swarm and come through there is not anything left. They devour it all. But God said I am going to compensate you for it. I am going to restore. Everything the locusts have eaten (and digested). And I cry out today, “Oh God, what the locusts had destroyed in me and my family and my relationships and in my nation and in my church, I cry out now restore!” Psalm 51:12 says “Restore to me the joy of my salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit”. Restore the joy of God! Restore the joy that hopelessness has taken, that attacks against the people of God have taken and the tolls they have taken on the people’s hope for the future. Restore the joy! 


Don’t Leave the Giant in the Valley

If David would have gone home just to pray about Goliath it would have left the giant in the valley. The problem with giants is they don’t stay in valleys. Had David ValleyStreamClouds.jpegnot confronted and contradicted Goliath, he would have marched up the mountain and right into Jerusalem to capture Zion. The giants of this hour are after the defeat of “Zion”, i.e., determined to take out every practice and symbol of our Lord in this nation. Joel 2:17, Msg — “Between Sanctuary entrance and altar, let the priests, God’s servants, weep tears of repentance. Let them intercede: “Have mercy, God, on your people! Don’t abandon your heritage to contempt. Don’t let the pagans take over and rule them and sneer, ‘And so where is this God of theirs?’”


What the Locusts Ate

SwarmingLocustsAs the people of God assemble today may they look for all that the locusts have destroyed to be returned to them. May they speak expectantly to one another of the Word of God and His promises and look forward into days to come to bring Father’s promise of restoration. Joel 2:25a, Amp — “And I will compensate you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten.”


He Will be the Last One Standing

Perhaps we could paraphrase Joel 2:25 like this:    “I will restore the years swallowed up because you did not realize the significance of MY purpose and StandingMountainLightdestiny in your life.  The circumstances were forces  that I used to change you,  to build character,  to build strength, to complete a work within you and to bring about the right timing and conditions for My purpose in you.”   Of course, when you are eating locusts without the honey and pulling crispy, creepy locusts shells out of your hair and swatting them away from your nose, eyes and ears, you wonder if you will be naked and half eaten or even be able to see the Redeemer who is coming.   If you dared open your mouth you would ask for His ETA.  However, that is the time to let the last line of Job 19:25, echo through you, “And at the last He will take His stand on the earth”.   He will have the last word and He will be the last one standing in our behalf.  So, let’s dare to trust Him to keep our accounts and wait for Him to show up as our Redeemer.  —Kathy Gabler 


Outliving a Siege

The last sentence in Joel 2:25 says,  My great army which I sent among you…”.   That tells us that God sent the army of locusts, the swarm of circumstance.   Did He siege_Jerusalemsend them to ultimately rob, kill and destroy His people?  No.  Interestingly, through those times that it feels like we are helpless and chaos is king, our Redeemer is watching and working behind the scenes and at every intersection.   Even during a siege there is a redemptive factor at work and, whether we realize it or not, the conflict is working something out of us and into us.  Overcoming a locust season is an opportunity for sons to build muscle and maturity.  Coming out with both is a redeeming result of difficulty.   Outliving a siege positions us for redemption of our purpose.  Matured and muscled, we are then equipped to embrace every opportunity restored, every resource restored, every potential restored, every strength restored, every harvest restored, every energy restored and the years lost in the difficult, building process. —Kathy Gabler  


Jehovah Making up for the Years

Holy Scripture says that Jehovah will restore what the locusts have eaten. (Joel 2:25) handtoeyeslookingHe will make up for those times that no matter how many bugs you killed, they kept coming.  He will restore those years it took to fight and endure the swarming  circumstances.   He will make up for the time it took for circumstances to consistently strip away your strength and hope.  He will make up for all those mornings when the sunrise woke up the dread in your soul again and circumstances continued to devour your day and your future.  He will make up for the months and years that opposition smothered you and circumstances robbed you through changelessness. He is, indeed, your Redeemer! —Kathy Gabler


Our Redeemer

A redeemer is one who delivers, avenges or ransoms as needed, one who buys back locustwhat was lost.  Think about all that can be lost to us, like lost opportunities, lost resources, lost potential, lost strength, lost harvest and lost energy (to list a few).   Our Redeemer can even buy back time, He said so in Joel 2:25,  And I will restore to you the years [I will make up to you for the years] the swarming locust has eaten, the locust larvae, and the stripping locust, and the cutting locust. . .”  This scripture does not only say He can restore the years, it says He will.  — Kathy Gabler


Is God Strange?

When Moses approaches the burning bush he discovers that what he has called “strange” is actually God. When the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush, and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” (Ex. 3:4-NAS) It is not the mosesbushburningbush that is something phenomenal; it is the fact that God is in the bush that causes this whole scenario to boggle the brain. God in the bush is creating a scenario that is most extraordinary. If indeed Moses was actually calling this spectacle “strange,” it was God he was calling strange because God was within the bush making the bush to appear as it did. We best be careful what we label things in these days when God is fulfilling Joel 2. It very well may be wisdom to stop saying “this” is not God or “that” is not God. A good practice would be to say, “I don’t understand that.”
(This is the eighth excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Amazed and Perplexed“ taken from his most recent book release “Toward an Understanding of Moves and Manifestations of God”. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)