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True Grit

As the people of God assemble today may they be infused with true grit and be inspired to be willing to go the distance many others are not; be willing to face what many others are not; be willing to resist what many others are not; be willing to do what many others are not. May each one be infused with determination for the King and His Kingdom that is born of higher stuff than mere stubbornness. Rom.12:11-12, TPT — “Be enthusiastic to serve the Lord, keeping your passion toward him boiling hot! Radiate with the glow of the Holy Spirit and let him fill you with excitement as you serve him. 12 Let this hope burst forth within you, releasing a continual joy. Don’t give up in a time of trouble, but commune with God at all times.”


Beyond Skills to Purpose

David was sent by his father to check on his brothers who had gone to war. When David came up over the top of the mountain and saw the scope of what was in the ManLookMountain.jpgvalley below, he could have easily concluded that this ordeal was none of his concern. It did not appear that David had any abilities or skills or protocol to deal with this escalated national problem. The lesson we take away from this bit of Israel’s history (as in numerous others) is that we should never forget to factor in God’s purpose and power. Zech.4:6, CEV — “So the angel explained that it was the following message of the Lord to Zerubbabel: I am the Lord All-Powerful. So don’t depend on your own power or strength, but on my Spirit.”


August and the Mountain

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The month of August is like climbing a mountain. It is a time for reassessing and rechecking our equipment and taking another good look at evaluating where we are in the climb and what it might possibly take to step into the next level of the climb. It is time to endure and cast aside any unnecessary weights that might cause us to stumble. We must be assured that the process of climbing is one step at a time and be determined to journey by faith, encouraging ourselves in the Lord. We know there is still a summit ahead and we aim for the summit and nothing less will suffice. 1Sam.30:6, KJV — ”And David was greatly distressed… but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” v.6, Msg — “David strengthened himself with trust in his God.”

Like Climbing a Mountain

The month of August is like climbing a mountain. It is a time for reassessing and rechecking our equipment and taking another good look at evaluating where we MountainClimbLook.jpgare in the climb and what it might possibly take to step into the next level of the climb. It is time to endure and cast aside any unnecessary weights that might cause us to stumble. We must be assured that the process of climbing is one step at a time and be determined to journey by faith, encouraging ourselves in the Lord. We know there is still a summit ahead and we aim for the summit and nothing less will suffice. 1Sam.30:6, KJV — ”And David was greatly distressed… but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” v.6, Msg — “David strengthened himself with trust in his God.”


Taking Your Mountain

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“They” likely told old Caleb, “There is only one way for you to take that mountain: hire a strong group of highly trained young mercenaries who have all the latest firepower.” Those poor Anakites believed the wrong report. Old Caleb drove them out. The doubters who didn’t know the Word of God to Caleb have come too late to tell Caleb there is only one way to defeat giants and take your divinely promised mountain.

(This is the fifteenth excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Too Late“ which was published in SEEC Magazine -Volume 4 Issue 5 [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.)


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“Everything Is Set Up For You To Cross The Finish Line.”

 


Don’t Murmur—Adjust

PointingOnMountainThere are many disappointed people dreading the coming years. When I stop and listen to their dire predictions, I tend to become disheartened myself. There are people preaching and prophesying out of their anger over current national and world events rather than proclaiming the Word of the Lord. There are those sounding off because of elections and appointments that didn’t proffer certain results. (Rather than standing firmly upon the never-failing Word of Almighty God, people will shift loyalties and not endure sound doctrine to get a quick fix like Esau did, like Esau who forfeited his birthright.) A murmuring Israel left Egypt and their murmuring manner turned a two-week walk into a forty year period of time that allowed the murmurers to die off before the coming generation could inherit the promised land. The murmurers died outside of facilitation. How sad that a generation had to wait for a preceding, unbelieving generation to die before they could receive promise. But, as always, there was a remnant and there will be a remnant, and the likes of Joshua and Caleb got to enjoy what the remainder of their generation chose not to walk in.

(This is the eighth excerpt from Marty’s article “Time for Issachar“ published in SEEC Magazine.
Marty will be speaking at DREAMS VISIONS AND PROPHECY Sept.14-16 — Info: https://martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/ — 936-856-2455
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