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Power of the Kingdom

Let’s find insight in one of Jesus’ examples of the Power of the Kingdom in Mark 9.  In verse 1, Jesus said: “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”  In Mar 9:2, six days later, three of them did see it. Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain.  His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes, and His garments became radiant laser-white, and Elijah and Moses showed up to talk with Jesus.  Right before their eyes, Jesus was glowing and was transfigured beyond anything humanly possible.  Beyond that, He was suddenly in the company of two prophets from Old Testament history, so the disciples definitely got an impression, realization and a foretaste of POWER!  (The second excerpt from Kathy’s article “Anticipating the Power of the Kingdom”)
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Dreams Visions Prophecy Symposium
September 22-23, 2017 *** NO FEE
Kathy, Melissa and Marty Gabler
Teaching Worship Ministry Activation
Grace International Church    Willis,TX
936-856-2455   
graceic.org
More Info:
martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/

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Bid Me Come

When Peter saw Jesus walking on the water, he cried out, “Bid me come.” (Matt.14:28) That “BID me COME” is in the heart of all of us.  JESUS is saying to us too, “COME ON!”  There is no need for us to live a watered-down version of what God had in mind for our lifetime.  We don’t have to leave a wimpy heritage.  Fear may try to hold us in the boat but there is a stronger force at work.  There is a heart’s cry, “Lord, BID me COME.”  There will be times that the cry of “BID me COME” stirs in our breast and we have a choice to respond to Jesus.  We are praying you discover daily that Jesus is bidding you to come walk with Him in victory. (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day.)


 


Out of the Sifter

SiftAsWheatThough some irresistible gravity be pulling on us to suck us down that abysmal “sifter” (Lk.22:31), our Lord has prayed for us and we can endure to the end and be saved (Matt 24:13). Jesus was so certain Peter could endure that He said, “And WHEN you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (Lk 22:32, NIV) Cf. Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them (Heb. 7:25, NAU; also Rom 8:27, 34). Though the temptation is to draw away from God and the fellowship of the saints when we fail, it is obvious from the book of Hebrews that those who are saved are those who draw near to God through Him. The concern Jesus has is not only to see you and I turned back to purpose and productivity but that we might strengthen others to do likewise. While we acquiesce to the pain of our failures and disillusionment and award ourselves precious time to lick our wounds, the strengthening of others simply gets put on hold.

(This is the seventh 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.)


MARTY GABLER is speaking at the Kingdom Equipping Congress.
KEC2016 March 2-4, 2016
Audio excerpt MARTY at KEC:
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-26T13_27_21-08_00
More Info on KEC2016:
martygabler.com/kec2016/


Language And Purpose

Language And Purpose
There is a language for the people of the Kingdom of God. Even after Peter had spoken the language of doubt and unbelief (Mt 26:72), he later received the baptism with the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) and was able to boldly stand and preach Jesus to the crowd that had gathered around Solomon’s Porch. The language of the purposes of God in Christ was imparted to Peter so that he could speak beyond the limitations of himself. The result of being filled with Holy Spirit and speaking to all the cultures gathered that day was that a combined total of 3,000 representatives of “every nation under heaven” were saved. A crowd consisting of diverse languages and diverse cultures was captivated by the language of the purpose of Jesus in the earth. (Acts 2:14,16) Likewise, by the enabling of Holy Spirit Paul spoke boldly and persuasively concerning Jesus and the Kingdom of God (Acts 9:29; 19:8). The language of our heritage and our culture is severely limiting. Therefore, as we go into the future our cry is, “Holy Spirit, enable us to speak the language of the Kingdom of God so that the rule of our Lord may be advanced in this earth, no matter where we are or to whom we are speaking.” 

(seecministries.org)