Melissa Gabler — Have you ever had times when a revelatory nugget pops up, then within days you hear the same nugget from other sources? That’s been happening as of late and I’m learning to pay attention to those! Following is one such instance that has been not only ringing in my ear, but answering some of those seemingly unanswerable questions.
While in conversation this was quoted to me from a book, “God hides some things for specific times so that the enemy cannot destroy them.” That stuck with me, and a couple of days later I read a quote from someone else that was expressing the exact same thought! Well, that really hit me between the eyes, especially because these came from trusted sources. It was an “Are you listening?” moment.
I began meditating on God hiding something for a specific time, and it felt like this statement began filling cracks in my understanding. If God cloaks something for a time, it is not only to hide it from the devil and his destructive minions, but it is also to hide it from our own self-sabotage. Yes, the devil and self-sabotage are two different things. However, the devil LOVES stoking the flames of self-sabotage! All we have to do is let our fears and concerns fall out of our mouths like kindling for the enemy’s threatening bonfire. So many times we make the devil’s job so easy.
When walking through a season, wouldn’t it be best if we got all we could out of it so that we don’t have to go through another one just like it? It may not be possible for some of us to get through the experiences that course will take us through while maintaining our same old paradigms about who God is and how God works. One purpose of seasons is likely to open up a wider revelation of who God is and what His ways are and how we are to participate with Him. Ps.25:4, TPT — “Lord, direct me throughout my journey so I can experience your plans for my life. Reveal the life-paths that are pleasing to you.”
As the people of God assemble today may they hear the Word of God that is a lamp to their feet and see the light of the Lord God that illumines their path and receive prosperity, safety, comfort and life itself. May their sorrowful spirit be revived and comforted and may God guide their way so that they avoid snares that have been set for them. ”God, all at once you turned on a floodlight for me! You are the revelation-light in my darkness, and in your brightness I can see the path ahead.” (Ps.18:28, TPT)
(Melissa Gabler)—I’ve been dealing with a physical matter, not life or death, but an irritating battle that has almost caused a lock down due to the “WHAT IF this gets worse” record playing in my head… on repeat. It’s that kind of battle that sent my emotions from one side of the spectrum to another. After all, I’m not the only person to have dealt with this issue. There are plenty of others living with it. BUT I don’t see why I HAVE to live with it. So, I have been seeking God on the matter, and He has so beautifully and faithfully been giving me revelation regarding my healing all along this journey. Throughout this journey I have known in my core that this physical issue is a done-deal. In fact, at the beginning of this year I heard someone say that this is going to be a year of reversal! WELL, COME ON NOW (go ahead and take that for you and yours right now!). Just another confirmation that not only am I being healed, but this thing is going to be reversed!
SEEC Ministries International (Marty and Kathy)
13th Annual Kingdom Congress
March 4-6, 2020 * NO FEE
Marty, Kathy and Melissa Gabler, Jim Hodges,
Simon Purvis, Larry Burden, Dr. Don Crum
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KINGDOM CONGRESS 2020
(Kathy Gabler)—For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, (2 Cor 10:3-4NKJ)
I pray we become a people of God, skillful in the use of un-carnal weapons. I believe the first step to that goal is learning to recognize the difference between carnal (governed by mere human nature only) and un-carnal weapons. If we simply “do what comes naturally,” we are choosing carnal weapons. So, we must learn to do what comes super-naturally. Emotional reactions that flare up in us are sometimes explosive and therefore seem powerful. After all, we all know what it is like to fear someone’s upset or wrath. However, emotional outbursts, like a persuasive tongue or logic or rationalization are common weapons of the natural man; therefore they are still carnal weapons and do not compare with un-carnal weapons like Godly authority and wisdom or Divine revelation and intervention.
Over the past few decades some preachers have competed with one another concerning who knows most accurately what will happen when, and how many will be there when it happens and who will be left out because of whatever reasons. Building great mystery and drama around the whole subject has enabled some speakers to collect large followings of loyal supporters (and book sales). When I see scriptural prophecy being fulfilled, that is just another testimony to me that God does not speak without purpose and that He has the ability to fulfill his Word. If the sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary and His compassionate, fellowshipping Spirit cannot instill in people a fervor for Him and compassion to live redemptively for others, a theology shrouded in puzzle-like mystery and culminating chaos most likely will not.
In Scripture, we see a rhema revelation coming to the prophet, Elisha. Israel was at war with Syria. The prophet received revelation about the location of the Syrian army and, of course, this gave the army of Israel advantage in the war. The king of Syria thought there had to be a betrayer in his ranks. (II Kings 6:8-12). This incident and many others inform us that we must not battle our enemies without Holy Ghost strategy released through the rhema word. We must wield His sword in our battles. The Church today needs an understanding of the sword of the Lord and a fresh revelation of the Lord of the sword.(JIM HODGES is speaking at Kingdom Congress 2020 March 5 at 7pm. This is an excerpt from one of his articles.)
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New Gates Are Not Optional (by Kathy Gabler)
While prophesying to a lady, I saw her as a bird in a gilded cage. The door was open on the cage, but she would not fly out. Instead of leaving her captivity, she decorated it, but the golden captivity was still captivity. We can comfort ourselves with former revelation, with blessings already received and with testimonies of past obediences, or refuse to move and just focus on quests that everyone would call godly, but God’s designs are always moving beyond the past and even beyond the now. When He builds a gate, He is not presenting options; rather He is giving direction. That gate will lead to growth, increase, maturity and change. Purpose beckons us beyond our current fence line. God is faithful to build the gate, but it is up to us to choose to go through it.