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Get a Deep Breath

FreshbreathAs the people of God seek His face today may those whose hearts are heavy from failures, defeats and grief of the past lift their heads, get a deep breath and realize that they are part of the family of God and that they have strength and fellowship through Christ our Lord and the family of God to go on to victories in the coming days.
“But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.  4  With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! (Ps.3:3-4, Amp)


 


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.)


 


Harassment Shut Out

(Kathy) As a second witness to a time for these old patterns to be broken, a call came with a prophetic word for us, “The door of the ark is about to close.”  Marty said that word meant that harassment and interference was getting shut out and God’s provision and strategy shut in, making us ready to move forward.  As I went to record and date that word, for some reason I wrote, 6/15/92.  I was shocked that year seemed to come, not to mind but to my fingers!  It made me suspect the pattern of delay and deferral that is breaking has been at work in our lives for 24 years.  Again, it is time for long-term sieges to end!
(This is the ninth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Hands Off!“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


 


Encouragement Toward Improvement

When a person criticizes someone else it opens a flood door of past criticisms to rush in one after another that seem to confirm the assessment.  The enemy takes advantage and takes a toll on the person’s value, purpose and vulnerability. Then shutdown and withdrawal are two major temptations for that person. Let us be careful not to criticize and let us steel ourselves against the effects of criticism whether they be about us or another person. (Rom.2:1, Msg) “…Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. It takes one to know one. Judgmental criticism of others is a well-known way of escaping detection in your own crimes and misdemeanors.” Let’s encourage one another toward improvement. We are praying you discover daily that words of encouragement out-number criticisms.
(Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day.)


 


Shine More

Rest is not giving up and flopping down on the ground. It’s not sitting down and doing nothing. Inactivity is resignation to opposition. After recent events in this nation, we must not stop assembling ourselves, must not stop giving, must not stop shining. It is time to pray more, assemble ourselves more, give more and shine more in the light of our Lord’s love. It just might become contagious. (Isa.60:1) “Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!” We are praying you discover daily that the glory of the Lord is shining on you and through you. (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day.)


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Interference at a Threshold

(Kathy) Interference at a threshold can be the machinations of both men and minions.  Men under the influence of their own thinking (spiritual wickedness of their own high places) or men under the influence of powers of darkness can build blockages.  It doesn’t take a big devil to cause interference, just a cunning devil that thrives on timing and manipulating circumstances for the perfect storm. Melissa’s birthday package loss exposed a pattern of a prevailing spirit that only shows up at threshold moments to cause chaos or loss. 
(This is the second excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Hands Off!“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


 


Mighty Tempest Blast

It was at least the equivalent of a Boeing 747 landing in the middle of downtown Jerusalem on the day of windstormPentecost at 9:00 in the morning. And since they had no point of reference for such a tempest blast they became quite perplexed (unable to grasp something clearly or to think logically and decisively about something), cf.Acts 2:6,7,12. There was no warning that a Mighty manifestation would blast them suddenly into the miraculous church age where signs and wonders would follow them that believe (Mk.16:17). Believers were praying like their Lord had commanded them in the place He had commanded them to receive what He had commanded them (Lk.24:49) so that they could do what He had commanded them.
(This is the second excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Amazed and Perplexed“ taken from his most recent book release “Toward an Understanding of Moves and Manifestations of God”. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


 


Part in the Future

flagprayinghandsAs the people of God assemble today, may the Lord encourage them for the future of our nation and their vital part in assuring that future. May they be encouraged that their prayers and partnership are significant in His workings in America. May they receive His assurance that they shall not be moved out of purpose nor off the foundation of God Almighty.  “God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved:  God shall help her, and that right early.” (Ps.46:5)  “He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved.” (Ps.62:6)


 


Common Point of Strength

lookuntohillsAs the people of God assemble today, may there be a sense of community and oneness as people of God look together unto that One from whom comes their strength. May they find strength in community and strength in their God. ”I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”  (Ps.121:1-2, KJV)


 


God’s Goodness Where we Live

Ps.33:5 informs us “the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.”  The earth IS full of the feedinghungrypeoplegoodness of the LORD, so it IS possible for each of us to discover His works, His truth and His goodness where  we live and move about,  and it is possible to join with it in spreading it, being instruments of it, giving opportunity for the LORD’s goodness to impact our environment. “For the Word of the Lord is right; and all His works are done in truth. He loveth righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.” (Ps.33:4-5, KJV) You and I are the instruments of the goodness of the Lord in the earth today. We are praying you discover daily God’s goodness in and through your life.
(Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day.   www.txpraise.com)


 


You Decide Rules of Engagement

FrogJumping(Kathy G.) More keys we can take from Jesus’ wilderness example. 3) Don’t be baited to prove your worth.  Don’t even be baited to doubt it.  The fact that Jesus died for you shuts out doubt and question of worth.  Many wars are won at the point that doubt is kicked out.  4) Don’t let the enemy decide the rules of engagement in the wilderness.  That means don’t jump when he says, “Frog.”  In fact, sons don’t talk to snakes, they stomp them.


 


Live with Different Results

HappyFamilyDinnerIn time to come, may you live differently with different results than you have lived in times past. May your home and work be filled with different conversation in times to come because you are no longer discussing threats and defeats but hopes and victories. May your home be fuller of the things you have needed, full of evidences of victories and full of love. May it be full of the language of prosperity. May the months ahead look totally different as you look back on them. May they have the look of answers, resolve and fulfillment. (3Jn.1:2, NASB) “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” We are praying you discover daily that you and your family are prospering in God’s will.


 


Don’t Question Your Family Bond

FatherOpenArms(Kathy G.)  Another key we can take from Jesus’ wilderness example will equip us:  >> Don’t allow your identity to come into question during the process.  You don’t question your family bond, and if anyone else does, don’t answer them.  Stand confident that your Father will not de-son nor de-daughter you, and you must be on guard against allowing a rebellious or orphan spirit to de-Father you.


 


Teachers of What is Right and Noble

StudentsTeacherMay the Lord Most High keep His powerful hand upon our school teachers in this coming year. May He minister to them their importance in our culture and bless them for giving of themselves to our children. May He protect them and make them righteously effective beyond all logical measures for the children’s future and the future of our nation.

“…They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble,” (Titus 2:3, Amp)


 


Taking Plan “A” With Both Hands

HoldRopeHands(Melissa) 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 2016. 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.

(This is the last excerpt from Melissa Gabler’s article “God-Cloaked Answers“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


 


Ready to Resurrect

The fact that you need to change your thinking in some part of your life is not an indictment against SkyRedSunriseyou! The simple truth is that without repentance, there is no change and without change there is no overcoming contradictions that keep affecting your life and your legacy. In the vision (several posts back) of that man being resurrected out of contradiction, he started in a death lock and was getting nowhere. That right there was a contradiction to the will of God, but he not only rose up to move on, he rose up and broke free of the smothering consequences and effects and residue of contradiction that were piled on his life in those layers of dirt. We can choose to overcome contradictions in our lives that have hindered us and troubled us too much and too long. Beyond that, God is also ready to supernaturally resurrect us out of the damage they’ve done to us! Our Redeemer is Resurrection and Life! He intends to restore what was lost under siege. His good plans are powerful and precious and within reach. So let’s become who we were born to be and do what we were born to do for His Glory! (This is the last excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Resurrection out of Contradiction“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


The Road I Must Travel

RoadManWalkAs the people of God assemble today, may He use our instructors to clearly point out the path for us to walk on. May we hear and see all the truths, directions and wise instructions that bring us to the path of Light so that we may go victoriously throughout our lives displaying the worth and value of a life lived according to the unfailing Word of God. May unbelievers observe and inquire about the road that Jesus pioneered for us.

“. . . Point out the road I must travel; I’m all ears, all eyes before you.” (Ps.143:8, Msg)


Placeholder

HoldingParkingSpotIn your daily faithfulness to God, you might just be a placeholder for someone else. You may be standing between someone and their destruction and, were you not there, they might just move into that thing or that relationship or that distress that prevents their getting to destiny. Moses was a placeholder for Joshua. Elijah was a placeholder for Elisha and Paul was a placeholder for Timothy. It is like being the shoulders that someone else gets to stand on and start out on. Our ceiling is their floor. You are a placeholder for your children and very possibly even for others.
1Cor.16:13 ”Be alert, stand firm in the faith, be brave, be strong.” May you discover daily God’s purposes in your life.


 


Issues on the Doorstep

(KG) Cain didn’t recognize the threat on his porch until God told him, “Cain, Sin is crouching at your door.” God was not saying, “You have a ticket to hell on the porch, PorchStepsBoy.” God wasn’t writing him off. He was warning Cain that he had a personal issue on his doorstep that would trip him up. It was a behavior pattern of messing up and then being offended about it. That thing would crouch on his porch and dictate his life if he didn’t master it.   Cain had a call to repentance, a call to think differently and change so that he could overcome a contradiction before it overcame him, but he didn’t and it did.   Cain’s thinking did not change and the contradicting behavior pattern of offense and anger drove him into a rage and he killed his brother.
(This is the tenth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Resurrection out of Contradiction“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


 


Lines Falling in Pleasant Places

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This is the day the Lord has made so…

I will rejoice because the Lord has caused the lines to
fall for me in pleasant places, I have a good heritage and
He is working by His Word and His Spirit to deliver me
from the limitations of any negative portions of my heritage.

“The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.” (Ps.16:6)


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He is Mighty to Save

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May we lift up our heads from the struggle of battle and 
behold Him who has already overcome, and trust ourselves
completely to Him Who is mighty to save.

“WHO IS this Who comes from Edom, with crimson-stained garments from Bozrah [in Edom]? This One Who is glorious
in His apparel, striding triumphantly in the greatness of His might? It is I, [the One] Who speaks in righteousness [proclaiming
vindication
], mighty to save!” (Isa.63:1, Amp)


 


Distracted by Pain

BackHurtOur mandate is to rebuild this temple to house His presence and His purpose. What distracts us from our mandate? One of the things at the top of the list is pain. Pain has a way of capturing our attention. Pain has a way of becoming a priority, but even pain must bow to God’s authority and power and purpose. Marty hurt his back a few years ago. He laid on the bed begging and pleading for healing and relief. Between groans, he decided to call and cancel the service scheduled for the next day, but the Holy Spirit said, “You are not dealing with this like a son.” “How do I do that, Lord?” he asked aloud. The answer came just as loud. “Declare your position and purpose.”

      Aloud he began to declare, “God has purpose for me in Lockhart, Texas. I will go and do what I was born to do.” Not even remembering how he got off the bed, he found himself packing. He was still in pain, but able to move again. He took ground inch by inch, moment by moment that day. By the time he stood in the pulpit and preached, the pain had completely left him.

      He could have thought like Judah, “I will pursue the purposes of God someday, just not now.” I have to recover first! But as he adjusted his priorities in his thinking, the process of healing began as he headed toward purpose.

(This is the fourth 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.)


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The Focus of Desperation

I laughed at myself as I recalled frantically calling out to the Lord a while back. I was frantic to find a title to a vehicle we were selling. Marty and I had both searched our desks and files, but neither of us could find the title. Rifling through my files one CameraFocusmore time, I suddenly heard myself praying, “Lord, help us. No, seriously, really make something happen this time!” Well, that was certainly no exemplary prayer of faith and power to confess publicly, but it was a powerful prayer in that it turned a light on for me.

As the light came on, I could plainly see the unverbalized script going on behind the scenes. As soon as I had muttered, “Help, Lord,” I thought of praying those same words hundreds of times concerning another situation in my life. The remembrance came to mock me for there was no help showing up after years, no sign of change, no movement whatsoever in my circumstances after those hundreds of prayers. The reminder was not only a damper on expectation for any present help, it was an in-my-face threat that God would not show up with resolve of this title situation.

The voice of desperation does not equal prayer mainly because desperation most often focuses on the problem which is the opposite of a faith focus on the One who has the answer. I suddenly realized I had been whining (hundreds of times), but I had considered it prayer. I repented. The awesome thing about repentance is that it brings change that brings change. Suddenly, in a Holy-Spirit-photo-memory-moment, Marty saw the title and it was right where we had put it, in a forgotten safe place. Hey, that’ll preach, the answer is SAFE until we can see it.

I laughed again. I love the smell of victory, especially even before the smoke of battle clears!  (Kathy Gabler)


May the Righteous Flourish

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May the people who are justified and vindicated by God, the right, correct and lawful ones (“righteous”, BDB) bud, sprout, bloom, break out of leprosy and fly (“flourish”,BDB).

“The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible].” (Ps.92:12, Amp)


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