Kathy—When Jesus said, “My peace I give unto you,” He was not telling His disciples they would never be troubled, but He was giving them His power to be unshaken by it. That stillness of heart and mind is not a matter of our determination but rather a matter of His faithfulness. It’s His gift to us and it is a powerful shield in the face of opposition. Father has not changed His mind nor His good plans because of conflicts. So, we are watching to see a God outcome where His goodness prevails. Luk 2:14–“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
Kathy — Adam and Eve lived in righteousness, peace and joy which is the Kingdom of God, (Rom 14:17) and here’s the really best news of the day: it’s the Father’s good pleasure to give us that Kingdom (Lk.12:32)! Since it is the Father’s good pleasure to GIVE us the Kingdom, He gives us Righteousness, Peace and Joy and we develop a Kingdom lifestyle by learning to walk in what He’s given us. It flows like this: 1) He gives us Righteousness as a gift and then the daily Kingdom lifestyle challenge is refusing to let that righteousness be shaken or forsaken because of condemnation. If condemnation can take you to the mat, that’s a signal you’re looking to your own righteousness instead of the gift God gave. 2) He gives us Peace which carries exemption from emotional havoc in war. Peace is not exemption from war but from the emotional damage during war. So the daily Kingdom lifestyle challenge is to go on to sleep in the boat while the storm rages. 3) He gives us Joy by beautifully giving us so many reasons to be glad. Then the daily Kingdom lifestyle challenge is to calm down and be delighted. (Of course, that’s easier sometimes than others and easier for some people than others)
We must stand firm and solid upon the Word of God for we have been given a Kingdom that cannot be shaken. Heb.12:28, Amp — “Let us therefore, receiving a kingdom that is firm and stable and cannot be shaken, offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship, with modesty and pious care and godly fear and awe;” We must (1) pray every opportunity that arises; (2) call ourselves and others into alignment with the written Word of God and with prophecy (we mustn’t speak out disagreement with the Word and what we have prayed and declared); (3) speak the opposite of what we see. Back when the mask emphasis was being so stressed a woman left the service at Grace and went to a store. A man was not standing right on the tape square for social distancing and the woman behind him began screaming at him and he began screaming back at her. The whole atmosphere was in an uproar. The lady from Grace just began to quietly declare the peace of Jesus and the whole thing quieted down and everyone went through the line without any further disturbance. Ps.4:8, Amp — “In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust. Isa.33:22, TPT—”The Lord Yahweh is our judge, our Lawgiver, and our King; He will save us completely!”
As the people of God assemble today may they join hands and hearts and look toward the coming year with expectancy for the purposes of the Lord in each other and the victorious intervention of the Lord in their behalf. “Paul, Silvanus (Silas), and Timothy, to the assembly (church) of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah): Grace (spiritual blessing and divine favor) to you and [heart] peace.” (1Thess.1:1, Amp)
In the last two months, I have been in several conversations with upset and anxious people. Hearing their circumstances makes me understand their distress, but mid-conversation I hear again the instructions I heard that morning to “stay still” and “stay thankful”. I want to say to them, “I know it is a challenge when you are anxious and “what-ifs” are erupting in your thoughts and shooting holes in every hope that raises its head, but find the quiet stillness of confidence in God. Then be thankful that opens the door to Him and He is already on the doorstep.”
As the people of God assemble may they encourage one another to hope in the Word of God and the God of His Word. May they be reminded of the unfailing Word of God and find rest in safety and fear none. “And you shall be secure and feel confident because there is hope; yes, you shall search about you, and you shall take your rest in safety.” (Job 11:18, Amp)
Many people do not feel secure in many locations throughout their comings and goings of a week. But I pray you find your home to be that place. May your home be a sanctuary and may you be at peace there. May you find comfort and safety within its walls and comfort from those who dwell there. May you have quiet and solitude and not be invaded by inordinate noise and commotion of nearby dwellings. There is a promise Jehovah gave Israel that I believe those who trust in Jesus can claim for their families: (Jer.30:10b, GNT) “…You will come back home and live in peace; you will be secure, and no one will make you afraid.” We are praying you discover daily that you are at peace in your home.
Click on the link below to watch a video of Marty Gabler praying
for your home to be a place of peace:
YOUR HOME A PLACE OF PEACE
As the people of God assemble today, may they be assured of God’s peace that passes all understanding and seeks to dwell in their hearts by the power of the risen Christ. May they realize and embrace the unity of the Body of Christ and the strength of oneness in our Lord as they boldly make prayers unto God for the salvation of our nation. “Confuse the speech of my enemies, O Lord! I see violence and riots in the city,” (Ps.55:9, GNT) “Felix, who knew Christians didn’t go around starting riots…” (Acts 24:22a, Living Bible)
As the people of God assemble today may all impression and/or delusion of sameness and changelessness dissipate like a mist in the face of the truths and reality of the Word of God—that Word which changes not but changes people and circumstances.
“I want a walk in the country, I want a cabin in the woods. I’m desperate for a change from rage and stormy weather.” (Ps.55:8, Msg)
Our God said that He would give us peace, the unshakeable knowing that God will have the last word on every matter! Peace is the mark of a mature son of God. It is not only possible to view every struggle and opposition in life as the next advance, the next opportunity to take spoils and prosper, it glorifies God to do so! We can put on our Ephesians 6 boots of peace daily. We can sleep in those boots and get up ready to walk over every obstacle!
(This is the ninth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple-Part 2“ 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.)
In John 16:33, Jesus said, “In Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (NAU) We put on our Ephesians 6 boots, not to run from trouble but to have peace as we overcome it. Peace is a power force. God defines peace as prosperity, soundness, completeness, contentment, safety and being exempt from the rage and havoc of war. We are not exempt from war, but from the emotional rage and havoc it brings. In other words, His peace keeps war from devastating and confusing us when it comes.
(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple-Part 2“ 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.)
KATHY GABLER gives a brief encouraging word:
“Escape From The Victim Syndrome”
TO LISTEN, CLICK HERE:
Your Home #16 – May your home, at all times, be a picture
in your mind of a place of peace, a place you want to be,
a place that cheers your heart.
“Return to your home, and recount [the story] of how
many and great things God has done for you.” (Lk.8:39a, Amp)
Marty and Kathy’s 8th Annual Conference
Kingdom Equipping Congress 2015
March 4-6, 2015
Worship, Prophetic Ministry, Impartation Service
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Prophetic Worship * Ministry * Activation Service * Update on Israel and the Middle East
We are changing the name to KINGDOM EQUIPPING CONGRESS.
We pray you are equipped more dynamically and effectively for your
Kingdom purpose in 2015 through the impartation and strengthening
you receive in the meetings.
We invite you to come and be strengthened, encouraged and equipped.