Melissa — I am writing this during the pandemic between Palm Sunday and Easter of 2020, on the day before Passover. I have to say, I have been hearing about awakening coming for a while now but had no idea it was going to look like this. This is… well, it’s an interesting, mysterious, exciting and epic time to be alive. How should I describe it? It’s like being in one of those super deep naps where dreams seem like reality, and when the alarm goes off it’s almost painful and confusing. It’s that kind of nap where it takes a minute to not only regain consciousness, but you have to decipher what was the dream and what is real. This is the best way I know how to describe this awakening. I think I thought it was mainly going to be people waking up to God and looking for Him, and we would all be ready to introduce them. Well, I was a tad off. This thing is definitely beyond my logic and realm of standard operation. So, here’s to waking up to this exciting and epic time!
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. (Melissa is speaking at KC2020 Mar.5, 10:00am)
Melissa will be leading us in a worship encounter each evening at KC2020.
She will also be speaking Thursday Mar.5 at 10:00am.
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Location of Kingdom Congress 2020: Grace Church Willis,TX
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Some of the Speakers for Kingdom Congress 2020
March 4-6, 2020 __ No Fee to Attend
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Location: Grace Church Willis,TX just north of Houston off I-45N.
The people of God are His instruments that He is recalibrating to function effectively in a new era. When you have a rifle calibrated to hit a bull’s eye at 100 yards, you must recalibrate it if you are to enter an era of shooting at 200 yards. Entering this era, we will not wait until something happens to merely react, we shall see it at a distance and prepare. We have greater challenges ahead of us in the era that is opening to us. We must lengthen our tent cords and stretch our curtains (Isa54:2). Our satisfaction with the present view of limited horizons must give way to be broadened.
Jahweh is raising up His church in this new era. He is raising up His church to transform nations over night. We are getting past religious ineffectiveness and a defeated sense of eschatology and coming to Zion, to the place of the throne of God which is a place of power and dominion. Perhaps we should rehearse John’s exhortation to us that “…as He [JESUS] is, so are we in this world.” (1Jn.4:17) It would then follow that our Lord JESUS IS sitting on the right hand of the throne of Almighty God in the heavenly places (1:20) and that we, like Him, are also sitting with Him [authoritatively positioned] in heavenly places in Christ (2:6). Therefore, there should be authority, power and dominion displayed such as it was when JESUS was on the earth, especially since it is the determined will of God to now show His multi-layered, redemptive wisdom to powers and principalities through the church (Eph.3:10). (First excerpt from Marty’s article “The New Era and the Church Trampling”)
Marty is speaking at Kingdom Congress March 6, 2019. All information for KC2019 CLICK HERE.
(Melissa Gabler) — 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. (First excerpt from Melissa’s article “PIcture This”.)
The month of APRIL IS FOR EMBRACING THE PROMISES OF GOD and clinging to them, in spite of present appearances, while knowing that the Lord God is faithful to His promises. ”Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who has fulfilled with His hands what He spoke with His mouth… (2Chron.6:4, NKJV) “being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. (Rom.4:21, NKJV)
Consider the nation of Israel when they were murmuring about the food situation in the wilderness in Exodus Chapter 16. That whole scenario was an opportunity for every person involved to stop, look and listen to what was transpiring and conclude that these were not just a series of events that were simply to be written down in a history book somewhere. When they woke up that first morning of the manna event they discovered something so extraordinary that they didn’t know what to call it. So, they ended up calling it “what is it?” (v.15). They, however, did not adjust to the new era and did not change their thinking and old habits. They continued trying to operate by old mindsets, did not heed the instructions of Moses and ended up with a smelly, undesirable mess (v.20). A new era cannot be new and cannot be the vehicle carrying us to new results if we intend operating in the mindsets of the old era. The never-before-experienced extraordinary of the new season turned to waste and to something that was untenable because the Israelites refused to operate by the tenets of the new (v.19). A new threshold serves little or no purpose if we have no intention of operating in the new with the respective new mindset. New eras are themselves announcements of new norms.
(Fifth excerpt from Marty’s article “Embracing a New Era”; Marty will be ministering prophetically at KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018 Mar.7-9. Info: Grace International Church 936-856-2455)
Great Worship and Teaching at Kingdom Congress 2018.
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When a person or a nation received a breakthrough, when they began a new era, God was trying to tell them that they did not have to operate at the previous level. He was, through His Word and through their experiences, attempting to get across to them that they had come to a new norm. When we come to a new norm (or simply desire to) we would do well to realize that we must think differently and put effort into functioning differently. (Fourth excerpt from Marty’s article “Embracing a New Era”; Marty will be ministering prophetically at KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018 Mar.7-9. Info: Grace International Church 936-856-2455)
KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018 Theme: “From Heaven to Earth” March 7-9
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The coming of a new year finds many people hoping for a new era, a new season. Many have hopes and dreams that a new season will hold something fresh and fulfilling. There is a God-something in us that urges us to reach beyond what we have experienced and strive for more than we have known. We so desire to eagerly respond to the “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” invitation of Jer.33:3. We want to see and experience the “never seen” and “never known” which is beyond our own capacity so that we may know resolve and victories and fulfillment that have, heretofore, been beyond our reach. (First excerpt from Marty’s article “Embracing a New Era”; Marty will be ministering prophetically at KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018. Info: Grace International Church 936-856-2455)
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In Jn.14:1 when our Lord is telling us to not let our hearts be troubled, this Jesus is saying, “Stop putting your thoughts on those things and put your thoughts back on Me.” That is not putting your head in the sand but getting your focus where it belongs. I know the waves are there! I am sitting in 6in. of water! But the answer is not in focusing on the waves but focusing on Him who is so desiring to pull me up out of the waves.
(This is the third excerpt from Marty’s article “Launching Into A New Era” in Volume 17 Issue 6 of SEEC Magazine.)
Marty will be speaking at the SEEC Kingdom Conference * Mar.5-7. Conference details are at https://martygabler.com/ctk-conference/ and you may hear a few excerpts of Apostles Hodges’ message from last year at this link: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-05T11_42_39-08_00
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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
“Renewing Covenant And Moving Forward” — Jim Hodges
“Mature Son Results” — Kathy Gabler
“The Lord’s Resistance Army” — Lloyd Phillips
“Coming In 2014: A Heaven-Earth Collision” — Larry Burden
“One Voice Or Three?” — Melissa Gabler
“Wise Giving” — Joe Bogue
“What Kingdom Am I In?” — Simon Purvis
“Launching Into A New Era” — Marty Gabler
We believe this issue will edify you,
Marty & Kathy & the SEEC Team