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The Enemy of Your Promise

The enemy of your promise does not have to completely destroy that promise. If he can’t get it all he’ll be satisfied with stealing a vital piece of it. That is the job of the detractor spirit. A detractor is something that takes away. It steals away pieces and takes away value from the whole making it incomplete, not fully functional, not fully serving its purpose. A detractor takes a spray can and paints smudges on a beautiful statue and vulgarities on a clean wall. A detractor draws a mustache on an exquisite painting. If someone notices a lady and says, “Isn’t she beautiful?” the detractor responds, “Yes, but her nose is too big.” That spirit has a way of making things or people look and sound unattractive, unworthy or unuseful even though they may have legitimately been at one time. It devastates or, at the least, depreciates. It loves to make the promise of God appear difficult or unattainable. We just need to realize though, that if God promises, He is the One who brings it to pass. Beware all detractors that get in the way of God’s moving toward fulfillment. He performs that which He promises (Rom.4:21). “…and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.” (Rom.4:21)

About to Come to Light

MELISSA — What God has been doing is about to come to light.  This is not the end.  It’s the beginning.  We are standing on the shoulders of all of those generations that paved the way before us. They prayed for this day and we GET TO LIVE IT.  “Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come, And the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you. For in fact, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness will cover the peoples; But the Lord will rise upon you [Jerusalem] And His glory and brilliance will be seen on you. Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.” Isaiah 60:1-3 (AMP) 

God Intends the Earth to Feel His Effect

KATHY — One morning in the pre-daylight hours while sitting in the presence of Father God, in a vision, I watched the sun rise. As I prayed in the Spirit I saw a sudden split in the heavenlies. I cannot completely explain what I was witnessing, I simply knew God was moving and intended the earth to feel His effect.  Suddenly I began to call the names of those persons I longed to be impacted by these mighty movements in the heavenlies.
I went to the scriptures searching for more understanding of the vision.  Isaiah 64 seemed to describe the vision, “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains [high places, man’s ideas and imaginings] would tremble before you!  2  As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, [come in force and power that causes change and reaction] come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you! 3 For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.  4 Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.”  (NIV)  (The third excerpt of Kathy’s vision will be posted 6-12-23.)

May Our Children Flourish and Our Barns be Full

“May our children flourish in their youth like well-nourished plants; may our daughters be like elegant columns, carved to adorn a palace. May our barns be full of all kinds of crops; may the flocks in our fields multiply by thousands, and even ten thousand, and may our oxen be heavily loaded with food. May no enemy penetrate our walls, nor take us captive, nor let there be alarm shouts in the squares of our cities. Happy are those who live like this! Happy are those who have God as the Lord.” —Ps.144:12-15 NLT

God’s Intention Developing

MELISSA — Back in the day, I used to have my own darkroom where I developed pictures.  The process it took to walk out with a picture is quite remarkably like the past era we have been in.  You start in a very dark room with a safe light, take a piece of light sensitive paper, put a negative between the paper and a white light and it burns an image on that paper. Now, you can’t see that image… yet.  Next you put that paper in DEVELOPER, but you don’t just leave it there.  You have to agitate that paper until the image starts to appear.  Then you move it into a stop bath which stops the developing process.  You don’t want an over-developed picture, it’s overdone. You agitate it some more to make sure the picture stops developing.  Then you move it into something called “fix” which gets rid of extra particles and keeps the final product from being sensitive to light.  Agitate some more.  Then finally, the picture gets put into a water bath to clear it of chemicals so it is ready to be presented.  Oh, you agitate it some more to make sure those chemicals are washed off.  Lastly, you let that picture dry and it is ready to be presented.  That’s just the process it takes for the picture to be developed.  The film development, the captured/intended image, happens in complete darkness! 
This process is a great picture (no pun intended) of the original intention of God being developed on this earth.  There are intentions developed in secret so the enemy cannot touch them.  Then they go thru the process of birthing the image of God.  You notice the agitation required for the image to be fully developed, but also notice there is development, movement, fixing and washing.  Come on!

The Threshing Floor, the Process but the Promise

SFMV#20 “The Threshing Floor, the Process but the Promise”
From Central Texas Marty reads Scriptures and prays for our victory.
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A Vision of 39 Months

KATHY — I awoke early, feeling called to sit in His presence.  The evening prior I had a strange sense that the heavenlies were pregnant, ready to birth, ready to burst forth.  I felt a pressure, a fullness of time like something awesome was eminent.  I prayed in tongues not understanding what was stirring in me.  It was still before dawn, but in a vision I watched the sun rise.  On the horizon, the skies were heavy and low, not dreary or foreboding, rather pregnant with purpose and promise.  I realized God had bid me into His presence to agree and call forth that which was ready to birth!  As I prayed in the Spirit, I saw a bursting out, a sudden split in the heavenlies.  Powerful rays of light formed a corridor to earth and something awesome fell through it.  It impacted the earth in what looked like an explosion, an upside down mushroom that sent whirlwinds in every direction.  I was watching His will “being done” on earth as it is in heaven, as literally and as powerfully as something from the heavenlies colliding with this earthly realm.  I was in awe knowing I had just seen something coming to pass; yet I was aware the heavenlies were still pregnant and not yet fully delivered. (More to come in the next few says from Kathy’s “A Vision of 39 Months)

God and His Word Stand Forever

As the people of God assemble today, may they be taught, reminded, encouraged, assured that God’s Word is just like Him, “the same yesterday, today and forever”. May the people of God encourage one another to stand on His unfailing Word so that as the wind blows and the waves crash, the house will continue to stand. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” (Isa.40:8, NKJV)

Prayer and Prophecy

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An Unprecedented Number of People Will Receive

Holy Father is going to put upon numerous, hungry, sons/daughters an anointing that will be similar to what He put upon David Duplesis who saw thousands receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit in power. Be among the first of those who zealously volunteer. You will speak (to individuals as well as groups) of the power and the wonders of Holy Spirit and while you are speaking people will begin to manifest tongues and redemptive acts of the gifts of the Spirit. Not only will people accept Jesus in parking lots, stores, businesses and homes but in the same places, they will also be baptized with the Holy Spirit. Many have prophesied how many billion will be saved in an endgame move of God. But there will also be an unprecedented number of people who are baptized with the Holy Spirit beginning in 2023 and rolling on through the remainder of the decade.

Exciting Era

MELISSA — It really is an exciting time even though it may not look like it because we have entered a new era. Let’s look a little closer at what this means.  Merriam Webster defines “era” as: “a memorable or important date or event, especially one that begins a new period in the history of a person or thing, a stage in development.”  When I read this definition, that last part jumped off the screen, “a stage in development”.  So, I looked up “development“: “1. An unfolding; the discovering of something secret or withheld from the knowledge of others; 2. The unraveling of a plot.” Oh my! We have been in the midst of an “unraveling plot” our entire lives! I am basing the time span of the past era on the life of Dr. Billy Graham.  There were several words out there that the death of Dr. Graham would mark significant change, and that is when I knew we were truly in a new era.  So, for most of us we have been in this “stage of development” all of our lives.  God has been developing the Kingdom here on earth throughout the past era and we are about to see what He has been doing.

God Can Make it Happen Fast

SFMV#19 – Scriptures For Morning Victory #19
Theme: “God Can Make it Happen Fast”
Marty reads Scriptures and prays for our victory.
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Power and Original Design of God

KATHY — As our days mirror the days of Elijah in so many details, may we be encouraged that we too will see the called of God follow the Lord’s directions and take down corrupt government 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.

Recovery for Reputation

May the Lord grant you recovery from spots on your reputation no matter how small. Ps.135:14,LB—“For Jehovah will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.”

The Right Questions

MELISSA — We can ask the right kind of questions that lead down a path of deliverance, healing, and action.  When we ask the right questions we are able to hear the answers we need.  When we ask fear-based questions we have already come to the wrong, statistic-based, society-experienced conclusions.  These soulish conclusions make it really hard to hear a Spirit answer.  So, a good place to start asking the right question is to ask the Holy Spirit, “What questions should I be asking about this situation?” He will tell you, and most of the time these questions carry the answer in them.  The right questions are a key to unlock doors and chains.  The right questions give you the right perspective.

Identity Established by Jehovah

KATHY — 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.  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.  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.  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.  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.  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!  

We Know Him if…

The Bible says that we’ve come to know Him if we keep His commandments. BUT many people would probably say that if God is real and if He really is to be known and if He really does exist He will correct wrongs, prevent suffering and do things for us that we like. Yet His Word says, “If we know Him we keep His commandments”. Jn.2:3-6,CEB—“This is how we know that we know Him: if we keep His commandments. The one who claims, ‘I know Him,’ while not keeping His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in this person. But the love of God is truly perfected in whoever keeps His word. This is how we know we are in Him. The one who claims to remain in Him ought to live in the same way as He lived. (His Word also says Lk.9:23)

An Unconventional God For Unconventional Times

Marty Gabler spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Mexico City in March 2023. The event was hosted by KingdomLife México. While there, the host asked him to bring a brief teaching to be shown throughout the nation. This is the video of that session.
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MPG Mexico Teaching Mar23

Darkness and Desperateness

KATHY—Days of Elijah are days when lovers of darkness are dramatically desperate! 1Ki 18:28 “And they called with a loud voice, and cut themselves, according to their way, with swords and with spears until blood gushed out on them.  29  And it happened as noon passed by, that they prophesied madly until the offering up of the offering; and no sound came, and no one was answering, and no one was paying attention.”  Well, so be it in our day. May there be confusion in the enemy’s camp.

Renewed Like the Eagle

As the people of God assemble today may they look beyond their undesirable experiences. May they lift up their eyes and their expectancies to the saving, bringing-out, turning-around, breaking-through God. May they push aside barriers, excuses and hurts long enough to embrace Father’s love and impartation by His Holy Spirit so that they are renewed like the eagle (Isa.40:31). Jer.31:25,Msg—“I’ll refresh tired bodies; I’ll restore tired souls.”


May The Lord Restore

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Don’t Give Up

Melissa — There have been events and experiences, and reactions to it all, that have set up a spiritual and moral sepsis in individuals and the nation as a whole. So, the first quarter of this year we have begun to see what God has been dealing with nationally and personally. That is why there is a seeming mix of last year’s funk along with “finally—suddenlies”. That poison has a tendency to try and hold on tenaciously even though it can be extracted and overcome. So, don’t give up, ” 7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap. 8 For the one who sows to his flesh [his sinful capacity, his worldliness, his disgraceful impulses] will reap from the flesh ruin and destruction, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in.” (Galatians 6:7-9 AMP). IT IS TIME.

Projecting Blame on Others

KATHY–Days of Elijah were days of de-masking the troublers who projected their blame on others.  After three years of no rain, there was almost nothing to eat anywhere and the LORD said to Elijah, “Go and meet with King Ahab. I will soon make it rain.” So Elijah went to see Ahab.  When Ahab saw Elijah he shouted, “There you are, the biggest troublemaker in Israel!” Elijah answered: “You’re the troublemaker, not me! You and your family have disobeyed the LORD’s commands by worshiping Baal. Call together everyone from Israel and have them meet me on Mount Carmel. Be sure to bring along the four hundred fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah who eat at Jezebel’s table.  Ahab got everyone together, then they went to meet Elijah on Mount Carmel. Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you try to have things both ways? If the LORD is God, worship him! But if Baal is God, worship him!” The people did not say a word.  The masks were off!

Demonstrating the Kingdom of God

Let us commit ourselves to more efficient demonstration of the Kingdom in the remainder of this year. More Kingdom demonstration will require less debate.  More fathers being fathers will require fewer jail cells. More exemplary lifestyle will require less correction. More redemptive action will require fewer words.  Eze.38:23,Amp—“Thus I shall magnify Myself and demonstrate My greatness and sanctify Myself, and I will be recognized and will make Myself known in the sight of many nations; they will know [without any doubt] that I am the Lord.”