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Scriptural Courage

When God is keeping His people on His timetable it will require constant change on the part of those people. If we take an honest look at Eph 4:13-16, we will admit that we have not arrived. Change in the Church across the board is what we have to look forward to. Sameness is not the answer. As we hunger for the Holy Spirit’s presence in carrying out our Heavenly Father’s mandate, there will be likely human personalities who will resist. As we continue to receive prophecies that propel us forward into our destiny, there will be opposing forces that will attempt to intimidate and discourage us from doing mighty exploits. The 10 spies will cry, “Giants!” The Athaliahs will yell, “Treason!” The Michals will tauntingly proclaim, “Vile!” And the Sanballats will accusingly shout, “Rebellion!” If we check our mandate and our motivation and find them to be scriptural as David did, then let’s allow it to become our courage.
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Resentment Can Lead to Impotence

MICHAL (Beware resentment)—In 2Samuel 6 Michal represents resentment toward change. She doesn’t leave; she stays around but everyone knows that she resents the changes that have taken place. Michal makes her resentment known to leadership and does what she can, through attitudes, to make them regret change. The tragedy is, however, that she is never able to add to what is going on – her resentment has left her unable to bear anything with life in it. She is impotent (2Sam.6:23).
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Opposed But Continuing On

PushOppositionWhen God is keeping His people on His timetable it will require constant change on the part of those people. If we take an honest look at Eph 4:13-16, we will admit that we have not arrived. Change in the Church across the board is what we have to look forward to. Sameness is not the answer. As we hunger for the Holy Spirit’s presence in carrying out our Heavenly Father’s mandate, there will be likely human personalities who will resist. As we continue to receive prophecies that propel us forward into our destiny, there will be opposing forces that will attempt to intimidate and discourage us from doing mighty exploits. The 10 spies will cry, “Giants!” The Athaliahs will yell, “Treason!” The Michals will tauntingly proclaim, “Vile!” And the Sanballats will accusingly shout, “Rebellion!” If we check our mandate and our motivation and find them to be scriptural as David did, then let’s allow it to become our courage.
(This is the last excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Despising Can Be Costly

Despising
I think it is interesting that in my Bible verses 16 and 23 of 2Sam 6 are directly across from one another. In both verses Michal is identified as “Michal, Saul’s daughter.” That is also interesting. She is the product of Saul: head and shoulders government. In verse 16 it says that “she despised him (David) in her heart.” In v.23 it says, “Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.” I believe the statement being made here is that she was not allowed to reproduce what she was. Just about the worst thing that could happen to a woman at this time of history, in this culture, was to be barren. Caution should be practiced in what we despise. Our despising can become very costly, very quickly.

(This is the fourteenth excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Marty on KPLE-TV
“The Journey” with Robin Durham and Compass Ministries.
Subject: “New Testament Prophecy”
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A Motivation For Worship

PraiseAndWorship1The ark of God was moved to Mount Zion and “worship” continued as before on Mount Gibeon without the ark – the presence of God.  There are some people who get used to doing things one way. Only one particular routine becomes acceptable and any changes bring resentment.  Likely human personalities will swing wide their gates to be used in a Michal-style resentment (2Sam.6:20).  That resentment is not portrayed simply because it is the right of each American to express how they feel.  It is made known as an intimidation.  “Back off or you will get more of this.”   Please allow me to point out the response scripture records that David had for Michal: And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour (2Sam 6:22). And this was David’s motivation in worship:  “And David said unto Michal, It was BEFORE THE LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: THEREFORE I WILL PLAY BEFORE THE LORD” (2Sam 6:21).  (1.) He had a motivation for worship and for change;  (2.) His motivation was correct;  (3.) His motivation was his courage.
(This is the thirteenth excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 2
CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine


Resentment And Impotence

MichalWindow3.) MICHAL—Michal represents resentment toward change. She doesn’t leave; she stays around but everyone knows that she resents the changes that have taken place. Michal makes her resentment known to leadership and does what she can, through attitudes, to make them regret change. The tragedy is, however, that she is never able to add to what is going on – her resentment has left her unable to bear anything with life in it. She is impotent (2Sam.6:23).

(This is the twelfth excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 2

CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine


Respond To The Intimidation

ThinkingManThe spirits that Goliath, Athaliah and Michal characterize are still operating in these days. The point of difficulty we reach in dealing with these spirits is that they employ likely human personalities to most effectively intimidate those pressing forward in change. Individuals and church groups will both face the sting of these characters as we come closer to realizing our destiny. It is the human voice that is intimidating pastors and leaders into digressing from what they joyously began walking in just a few short years ago. The threat of financial loss and the loss of membership are strong factors of intimidation and discouragement that the enemy is using. We must face these facts, identify the facts and scripturally respond to the intimidation.

(This is the fourth excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)