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Father’s Intent Not Voided

Kathy — Having  a cracked self-image, a shattered self-worth or a failed self-government, does not void our Fathers love or intent, nor His good plans for us!  If we learn to think in our hearts like that, that truth will free us up to walk in destiny and keep us from giving up before we become all God had in mind that we were born to be.  Father, may my life glorify you to the fullest extent.  Let me see me as You see me.  Cause me to value as You value.  Grace me to live honoring Your boundaries for my life.  May I live in the truth and may it be not only my freedom, but also my legacy.
(Kathy will be speaking at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY which is
September 10-12at Grace Church Willis. No Fee to attend.)


Turning Our Thoughts

Melissa — We meditate on God’s will, His original intent for this earth. We stop fixating on the enemy’s war around us by realizing his war has intensified because he is feeling the pressure of this never-ending Kingdom in Luke 1. We turn our thoughts toward that powerful fact. We engage in power, love, and a sound mind by dumping fear-thoughts that have wreaked havoc (2 Timothy 1:7). This is all possible in our lifetime! “Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only one plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, He does.” (1 Peter 5:8-11, The Message)

(Melissa will be speaking about the prophetic lifestyle at Dreams Visions Prophecy September 10-12, 2021 at Grace Church Willis. gracewillis.org)
NO FEE to attend.


The Year to Take Hold

CalendarPlanWriteMelissa — This is the year to loose your grasp on Plan B and take hold, with both hands, of Plan A – His original intent for your life in this year. If your answer is hidden, ask God what the right question is in this moment.  Ask Him what, in you, might be hindering the answer.  Ask Him what you need to know today.  He’s got plans for you, He is not into punishing you.  His M.O. is all about forgiveness, redemption, relationship, and promotion all for His glory. Hey, if He tells you it’s simply about timing then it’s really that simple.  His timing is perfect.  Look at the birth and life of Samuel.  Perseverance is key!  It’s going to be an amazing year.  Get ready for your answers. (Melissa will be leading worship and speaking at Kingdom Congress which is Mar.3-5,2021.
All Info: KC2021 March 3-5


Call and I Will Answer

Melissa — Let’s look at “Call to me and I will answer you” through a modern American paradigm: I call on the Lord and He will answer – I will tell Him what I need and He will give it to me because He is a loving God. You know, kind of like curbside grocery delivery. I took the time to get my list together and I took the time to call about this list. Now, it’s on Him to deliver!  I’m afraid we North Americans operate out of an entitled mindset not only in our relationship with earthlings, but also in our relationship with God. If I call on Him then ________ (insert pre-determined answer here). The problem with an entitled relationship with God is where the entitlement is rooted. If it is rooted in the Spirit, according to the covenant, then it will put you in a posture of dominion. If, however, it is rooted in the soul then it will hold you in a victimized defensive posture. The soul will keep you chained out of reach of God’s original intent which is indeed dominion. Or said another way, the soul will keep you from being heaven on earth.


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.


Audio Excerpts Kingdom Congress

Jim Hodges2Apostle Jim Hodges will be speaking at Kingdom Congress 2017
March 1-3, 2017. Click on this link to hear an excerpt of
Bro Jim’s teaching: http://tinyurl.com/h5qukz3

More info about KC2017: https://martygabler.com/kec2017/

 

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

 

 

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/


Kingdom Congress 2017   March 1-3, 2017   NO FEE
Free registration at the door.
kc2017_flyer_bk2017 Theme: “Anticipation” *** Anticipating seeing the power
of God’s Kingdom in 2017.
“…until they see God’s Kingdom come with power.” (Mk.9:1)


 


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


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.)


 


God’s Original Intent

(Kathy G.) Rom 8:23, but we ourselves groan inwardly as we wait for redemption which will reveal our adoption, our manifestation as God’s sons.  Some SunReflectWaterpeople misunderstand that “groan” for redemption as a groan to escape somewhere over the rainbow someday, but we weren’t born here to live our years yearning to get out of here. We were born to display Father’s glory.  According to Romans 5:2, “bringing sons to glory” is a matter of Father leading, influencing, carrying and persuading mature sons, who bear the likeness of Christ, to do what they were born to do according to Father’s design and intent.  Relationship and having sons is God’s Original Intent, and bringing sons to glory is priority with our Father. The process to that priority is in 2 Cor 3:18, as we consider who He is and reflect and pattern after Him as we are changed into the same image from glory to glory.  It is by His Spirit that we are enabled to change and be and do what we were born to in our lifetime.
(This is the first excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Bringing Sons to Glory“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)