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To the Image of Christ

The overwhelming factor in God’s design is that He has purposed to bring each of us to the Image of Christ (Rom.8:29). (2Co 3:18) “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” The goal Paul spoke of is consistently out there before us. It IS attainable. But we will likely need to adopt Paul’s strategy: “forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil.3:13-14) We are praying you discover daily you are pressing toward the calling of God.  (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day.) www.txpraise.com

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Predestined

There are people who wonder if they have been predestined to heaven or to hell. They wonder if they are struggling against an inexorable tide that is gradually pulling them under. Why don’t we look in the Bible? (Rom.8:29, NASB) “…those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son…” Yes, you are predestined. The Message translation puts it like this: “He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love Him along the same lines as the life of His Son.” If we will stay on the Potter’s wheel, like Jeremiah 18 suggests, Father will work in us so that we might experience the life and victories of His Son, Jesus.  We are praying you discover daily the love and grace of Father God forming you into the image of Christ.  (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day.)

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God’s Original Intent

(Kathy G.) Rom 8:23, but we ourselves groan inwardly as we wait for redemption which will reveal our adoption, our manifestation as God’s sons.  Some SunReflectWaterpeople misunderstand that “groan” for redemption as a groan to escape somewhere over the rainbow someday, but we weren’t born here to live our years yearning to get out of here. We were born to display Father’s glory.  According to Romans 5:2, “bringing sons to glory” is a matter of Father leading, influencing, carrying and persuading mature sons, who bear the likeness of Christ, to do what they were born to do according to Father’s design and intent.  Relationship and having sons is God’s Original Intent, and bringing sons to glory is priority with our Father. The process to that priority is in 2 Cor 3:18, as we consider who He is and reflect and pattern after Him as we are changed into the same image from glory to glory.  It is by His Spirit that we are enabled to change and be and do what we were born to in our lifetime.
(This is the first excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Bringing Sons to Glory“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


 


Full Rights as Sons

FatherArmAroundSon1In the Bible, families are where rights, privileges and inheritances are distributed. The first-born son receives the double portion and inherits his father’s authority. Scripture shows us that Jesus is the “first born among many brethren”. (Rom.8:29) In God the Father’s family, all the sons have the inheritance of eldest sons. Gal.4:5— “so that He might redeem and liberate those who were under the Law, that we [who believe] might be adopted as sons [as God’s children with all rights as fully grown members of a family]. (Amp—Bible Gateway)  In the New English Translation it says, “so that we may be adopted as sons with full rights.”

(This is the third excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Sons/Daughters of the Kingdom“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


 


Pulling Us To The Image Of Christ

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The overwhelming factor in God’s design is that He has purposed to bring each of us to the Image of Christ (Rom.8:29). That wondrous “Gravity Pull” upon us is not pulling us to heaven. It is pulling us to display the Word… made flesh… full of grace and truth. (Jn 1:14) God is pulling us to Himself in order that we may be like Him. “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2Co 3:18)
(This is the third excerpt from Marty’s article “Black Holes, Planets And Gravity” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Drawn To Destiny

hand reachingFrom the moment that we were conceived in the womb, God began to draw us to the fulfillment of the destiny He had in mind for each of us.  “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Rom 8:28-29)
(This is the first excerpt from Marty’s article “Black Holes, Planets And Gravity” which was published in their ministry magazine SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine. Volume 18 Issue 5
CLICK HERE to read SEEC Magazine

We pray this issue will edify and equip you
for our Lord’s Kingdom purposes,
Marty & Kathy

IN THIS ISSUE
p.3 – Seeing Us Like God Sees Us—Kathy Gabler
p.6 – The Kingdom And The Church—Jim Hodges
p.9 – The Divided Man (Part 2)—Simon Purvis
p.14 – Perspective Switch: A Contrast Of Hope—Melissa Gabler
p.17 – The Gifts Of Healing—Lynn Burling
p.21 – Don’t Lose Sight Of Purpose—Tricia Miller
p.24 – From Great Dissatisfaction To Great Satisfaction—John & Pat Terry
p.26 – Don’t Stop Short—Marty Gabler


Delegated Rule

The Kingdom of God came into the earth through the Person of Jesus. JESUS (1) comes to earth, (2) learns obedience as a servant, pleases the Father in His obedience and, in so doing, (3) brings the authority, the rule, the reign of the Father into history and (4) experiences victory in every confrontation with the kingdom of darkness.  God’s rule and citysunlightreign are today evidenced through delegated authority that proceeds out of JESUS’ all-inclusive authority (Mt 28:18). Just as God’s rule has entered the earth in history through the Person of Jesus, His rule enters the earth today as His authority flows through His sons who are being made in the image of JESUS. (Rom.8:29)

(This is the fifth excerpt from Marty’s article “The Kingdom, The Process, The Benefit”)

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