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Interjecting the Positive

The lady was in the hospital for the third time in the last two weeks. Doctors were having a tough time getting her systems to stabilize. She listed her diagnosis on Facebook. Someone negatively wrote, “I have heard of that and it is not good, but I am praying and hope it doesn’t get worse.”  May the people of God develop the habit of interjecting a positive outlook when we discover ourselves in the midst of mindless and hopeless drivel.   (Rom.4:18a, Msg) “When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said He would do. ”  We are praying you discover daily that you are full of the Word of God and speaking it positively in every situation.



No Fears in the Atmosphere

A while back a person was regularly posting updates on Facebook to report their battle with a physical infirmity. Each time they posted, there was a particular individual who reassured them that they were praying but they would interject phrases like, “I have heard of that but I also know that is not good” or “I am praying and I hope that I don’t hear that it has gotten worse”. Those phrases have built-in anticipation for the fulfilling of their worst fears. Those negative aspects negate the positive sentiments being so feebly expressed. That person has a certain anticipation: the fulfillment of their fears. Platitudes and simplistic, typical replies are often an insult to the hearer, and what good has it done to release one’s fears into an atmosphere where the sufferer is likely already tentatively holding on to the last thread of positive consideration?  (The third excerpt from Marty’s article “Anticipation Nation”)


The Anger Filter

Unresolved anger can become a distorted filter or darkened understanding.  The positive person sees life through rose-colored glasses.  Likewise, the angry, grieving see life through a bitter-lemon-yellow perspective.  Their position and perspective affects their view of self, God, people and situations, and it destroys self-confidence, health, lifestyle and destiny. Unresolved anger can become a generational curse!  It can be passed on as an inheritance.  Sometimes we cannot find the root of anger because it is in a past generation and it will take the Spirit of God to reveal it!

(This is the twelfth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Healing The Parts To Be Whole“ 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.)

Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 3
SEEC Magazine Volume 19 Issue 3

So Others Lift Up Their Head

May the Lord use us, through our language and our attitudes,
to inspire others to lift up their heads and look unto the hills
from whence cometh their help.

“Now your attitudes and thoughts must all be constantly
changing for the better.” (Eph.4:23, Living Bible)

Listen to a short audio file of  MARTY  GABLER  speaking on
“The Voice Of God In Action.”

Stop The Negative

How do we, in a time of need, suddenly stop the negative and suddenly begin authoritatively operating in the power of the Throne? stop signHow do we, in a season-shift, push down the troubling aspects of our environment and see what the Father is doing and do what the Father is doing in spite of those elements? We can immediately go to panic, to fear, to flight but our emotional make-up is such that we require a period of time before turning to the positive. I have seen deer in the wild that were perfectly at peace, grazing and resting. But, suddenly, there is a noise and they jump and snort and run. Then they stand around stomping and snorting and looking at each other and looking all around their environment. They eventually settle back down but the operative word here is “eventually.” It only takes one deer to keep the rest from settling back down and all the rest will run and abandon food and rest because of the one. How do we turn it around in our minds? We “be not conformed” (Rom.12:2). We do not allow ourselves to be pressed into the mold of present circumstances. We submit our minds to be transformed by the Word of God. Applied to the correct report, we can renew our minds. If we neglect knowing the intentions of the King for this season of history, we cannot be transformed into the mindset that cooperates with and gets the results of His Kingdom intentions.

(This is the twelfth excerpt from Marty’s article “Launching Into A New Era” in Volume 17 Issue 6 of SEEC Magazine)
Listen to Jim Hodges “The Kingdom In Action” a short audio track: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-05T11_42_39-08_00
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Speaking HIS Language

Speaking HIS Language

Jesus commissioned us to go and to do with His “power of rule” (Mt 28:18) what He had done with it. The factor of multiplication was ever present throughout the record of His representing the Kingdom of God on earth (Mt.14:17-21). Jesus spoke the language of wholeness and multiplication. When we speak the language of subtraction and diminishing, we cannot get the results Jesus got. When He saw disease, He spoke the opposite to what it was doing to the person. He never got into agreement with the spirit or the infirmity. (Mt.9:6;14:27;17;7; Mk.5:39-42;7:34;Jn.5:8) When everyone at a wedding was speaking the language of lack, Jesus spoke the language of plenty and the result was better wine than the previous that was served. (Jn 2:10;10:10) In that instance, Jesus didn’t even have a small amount of wine to multiply; He took empty vessels and filled them.