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Radical!

(Melissa Gabler)—Recently I was praying over a situation and all I heard loud and clear was the word “radical”.  I could get behind that! Yes, radical change in this situation.  I began to speak “radical” into my concern.  It was one of those kind of things, however,  that just kept rolling around and growing inside of me.  It just felt like it meant more than I was currently grasping.  It also felt like it was for more than just that particular situation. So, I looked the word up in the Websters 1828 Dictionary. 

Check this out: Radical: 1. Pertaining to the root or origin; original; fundamental; as a radical truth or error; a radical evil; a radical difference of opinions or systems.  2. Implanted by nature; native; constitutional; as the radical moisture of a body. 3. Primitive; original; underived; uncompounded; as a radical word. 4. Serving to origination. 5. In botany, proceeding immediately from the root; as a radical leaf or peduncle.

Well, oh my! Radical is a much stronger word than I thought it was.  Basically, what I see in these definitions is that radical means going back to God’s original intent.  So, when the Holy Spirit says “radical” He fully intends to take the current situation and put that person, family, business, region, etc. back on track with His original intent.  


God’s Original Intent for You

(Melissa Gabler) Here’s what you need to know first and foremost: YOU are important, YOU have a piece that the rest of us need, YOU have a gift and skill combo no one else has, YOU will live and not die, YOU are created for His glory, and all of these things are His original intent for you now and in the days to come! Now that that is in the atmosphere, let’s talk about life in the season ahead.


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Jim Hodges2Apostle Jim Hodges will be speaking at Kingdom Congress 2017
March 1-3, 2017. Click on this link to hear an excerpt of
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kg_looking-upKathy Gabler will be speaking at Kingdom Congress 2017
March 1-3, 2017. Click on this link to hear an excerpt of
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 http://tinyurl.com/huozxcz
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msg-looking-upMelissa Gabler will be speaking at Kingdom Congress 2017
March 1-3, 2017. Click on this link to hear an excerpt of
Melissa’s teaching: 
http://tinyurl.com/h6mrgwv
More info about KC2017: https://martygabler.com/kec2017/


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Original Intent Still in View

(Kathy) Another interesting thing happened that same week we realized it was time for old patterns to be broken: an eagle flew by Melissa’s window.  eaglelookingawayAn eagle symbolizes God’s perspective, a prophetic view that reaches beyond what we can see and feel.  That eagle pierced the current conditions and atmosphere as a  prophetic reminder that God’s original intent is still in view and no wars on the brink or patterns of interruption will keep it from coming to pass.  That is the second eagle she has seen while looking out a window this year.  The number “two” indicates a matter that is already determined by God and will soon come to pass. (Gen 41:32) It is pure encouragement to know God doesn’t forget His original intent and that He intends to bring it to pass!
(This is the tenth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Hands Off!“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


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God Faithful to Sustain

(Melissa G.) Faithful Father gives the answers to us as we process out of what is trapping us. It’s ok if it’s a PROCESS because it’s by His mercy we are inhandofgodnot consumed and His mercies are new EVERY MORNING! God is so faithful to sustain us through the battle to our answers.  This is the year to loose your grip on plan B and take hold, with both hands, of Plan A – His ORIGINAL INTENT for your life in 2016 and beyond.  This is the year to come into your inheritance as sons and daughters of the King.
(This is the last excerpt from Melissa Gabler’s article “Due Diligence Fear“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


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What is Plan A?

PlanA(Melissa G.) It’s about time for some good news, and here it is: we are heirs of Plan A! What is Plan A? Plan A is God’s original intent for you personally that is absolutely connected to His original intent for 2016 and beyond. And what is God’s ORIGINAL INTENT? “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]”. (John 10:10, Amp) Abundant life is about His original intent of bringing Heaven to earth through our living what Jesus made accessible.  Here’s the even better news, Plan A was NEVER aborted.  It is still active and accessible!
(This is the first excerpt from Melissa Gabler’s article “Due Diligence Fear“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


 


Father’s Original Intent

(Kathy G.) The toughest wilderness experience on record for me stretched out over five years of confusion and anger and ulcers.  Before our daughter Melissa was born, I had prayed two specific things, that she would never have asthma or kidney trouble because both were bloodline issues.  By the time she was eighteen months old, we were in Texas Children’s Hospital Houston because she’d had a bronchial asthmatic attack due to a severe kidney infection.  After two weeks in two hospitals, we were facing kidney surgery.

ChildFatherShouldersEach night after I’d get her to sleep, I’d look out that tenth floor window.  There were lights and noises and people filling the city, but I had never felt so alone.  Marty was in Missouri in seminary and for the first time since I was nine, God was not there for me.  I couldn’t figure out why He had abandoned me.  I wanted to scream what David prayed in Psa 83:1, “God be not silent and be not still”, but I just stood there, hurting, angry and confused.

The day before surgery I sat on the twenty-third floor waiting for Melissa to come out of nuclear X-ray when a sudden headache hit me between the eyes.  I barely got her back to the room in time to throw up my toenails.  I then laid down on the cot by her bed and closed my eyes.  I felt a little hand on my head and heard a little voice say, “Jesus, heal my momma.”  As her hand lifted, the headache left.  I should have been grateful but that made me angrier.  

My identity was gone because I felt abandoned, orphaned.  My self-worth was shattered because there was no backing, no affirmation, no inheritance of healing within reach.  I was disappointed enough to be angry and disregarded boundaries and self-government to be rebellious.  Why follow the rules when you are no longer even in the game?  My silent reaction to the sudden relief from the headache was far from grateful.  Jaw locked, I demanded, “Why would You answer her prayer but not mine?”

It took five years for me to hear and acknowledge Father’s response to my question.  “Kathy, Melissa prayed in faith, but you prayed in fear.  You can’t take that fear where you are going.  I had to let you confront and defeat what threatened you.”  The thing most important to me was what God could do but didn’t.  The most important thing to Him was His Original Intent for our lives.  If that fear remained, it would cause road blocks to where both Melissa and I were born to go.  Fear would be a contradiction to both our assignments.   I was intent upon surviving the experience.  Father was intent upon bringing us to glory.  If we focus on self, glory is a problem.  If we focus on Father, glory is a certainty.

Our Father’s Original Intent is Relationship with Mature Sons that reflect the image of Christ as they fulfill their life assignment and thereby share His Glory in their generation.  Please be encouraged.  Our faithful and patient Father will keep working with us and through us until we get this!

(This is the last excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Bringing Sons to Glory“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)