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Awareness

Melissa — Now, what is our part in this next season? Awareness. We must remember, at all times: the Kingdom of God is invading this nation. Each one of us has a piece of the Kingdom that penetrates and affects the region around us. We are going to WIN this fight. Hey, it’s not going to be pretty in the months ahead, but no matter what you see, hear, or face, it has no effect on what God has set in motion. After all, He has the last word! If you feel worried, afraid, or uneasy that’s your clue you are plugged into the wrong advisors. You may need to turn the TV off during this season in order to stay plugged into God’s agenda. Make sure you keep the air cleared in your vicinity. One great way of doing that is upping your prayer in tongues. Talk about an air purifier! Speaking in tongues is a beautiful weapon from Heaven for such a time as this.   (MELISSA is speaking at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2020. DVP2020 is Sept.11-13 at Grace Church Willis,TX just north of Houston.)
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Filled and Overflowing

As the people of God assemble today, may they be filled and overflowing with His flamesgrace and His empowering Holy Spirit and hope like they were at Pentecost and may His Spirit overflow into every area of their lives and into the areas of responsibility they have and the relationships they have. “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:4, KJV) “May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!” (Rom.15:13, Msg)


Key is Awareness

I will boil down prophetic lifestyle to this: The key is awareness.  We must remember, at all times that the Kingdom of God is invading this nation. Each one of us has a piece of the Kingdom that penetrates and affects the region around us. We are going to WIN this fight. Hey, it’s not pretty right now, but no matter what you see, hear, or face it has no effect on what God has set in motion.  After all, He has the last word!
If you feel worried, afraid, or uneasy that’s your clue that the Prophetic Lifestyle needs a re-boot. Make sure you keep the air cleared in your vicinity. One great way of doing that is, like we discussed, upping your prayer in tongues. Talk about an air purifier! Speaking in tongues is a beautiful weapon from Heaven for such a time as this. We are all capable of living a prophetic lifestyle without being a Prophet. (Last excerpt from Melissa’s article “Prophetic Lifestyle”.)
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Keep The Air Cleared

Now, what is our part in this next season? Awareness. We must remember, at all times: the Kingdom of God is invading this nation. Each one of us has a piece of the Kingdom that penetrates and affects the region around us. We are going to WIN this fight. Hey, it’s not going to be pretty in the months ahead, but no matter what you see, hear, or face, it has no effect on what God has set in motion. After all, He has the last word! If you feel worried, afraid, or uneasy that’s your clue you are plugged into the wrong advisors. You may need to turn the TV off during this season in order to stay plugged into God’s agenda. Make sure you keep the air cleared in your vicinity. One great way of doing that is upping your prayer in tongues. Talk about an air purifier! Speaking in tongues is a beautiful weapon from Heaven for such a time as this. –Melissa
(MELISSA is speaking at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2019 Sept.13 at Grace International in Willis,TX just north of Houston.) CLICK HERE FOR DVP2019 INFO.)

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Generation to Generation

generationtogenerationMy mother, at 80 years old, told me that, as a girl, she personally witnessed all of the manifestations we have seen in the past few years, including the gold fillings and gold teeth. God showing His wonderful Person through those manifestations is part of the reason that both sides of my family are Spirit-filled believers and ministers today. All of my uncles, but one, on both sides of my family are ministers because of the impact the character of God, displayed in manifestations, had on them as children.
(This is the sixth 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.)


This is That

windblowgrassThere are people who, in recent years, have tried to summarily dismiss various manifestations of God. Some have claimed that because they do not see specific examples of some of the specific manifestations in the Bible that those manifestations are not of God. They go from making that point to actually speaking and working against groups which embrace such moves. If the upper room crowd would have had time to look over the manifestations of the Day of Pentecost, they might have rejected them on the same basis. Peter said, “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;”(Acts 2:16-KJV). Yet, there is no mention in Joel of tongues, tongues of fire or Spiritual inebriation.
(This is the fifth 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.)


 


When God Charges the Battery

When God restores something that generations have lost, He must put emphasis on it. In this century we have seen an emphasis on Bible chargingcarbatteryteaching, healing, faith, prophesying and joy. Each time God has restored one of these truths and highlighted it the teacher and the teaching have been rejected and even vehemently opposed by many. God must emphasize and spotlight each of these things because they have fallen into such neglect. Entire generations have become ignorant of them so that they must be jump-started. You cannot start a run-down battery with a typical 10 amp battery charger. You must put a 250 amp charger on it if you want the car to start right then and be useful then rather than many hours later.
(This is the fourth 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.)


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Carnal Reactions

God-fearing people can have carnal reactions to a move of God. Those making fun of the work of Holy Spirit were what we might call the pointandlaugh“churched people” of that day. Yet when the presence of God began to manifest in that city, they were bewildered. These religious, faithful members of the synagogue even made fun of the move of God: v.13 “Some, however, made fun of them and said, ‘They have had too much wine.'” Today people would say something like, “Oh, they’re just in the flesh.” When God restores a truth to His people it can get messy because humanity, dug into its carnal comfort zones, is not easily moved. The way the God-fearing people reacted in Acts 2 is proof positive that God-fearing people can have carnal reactions to a move of God even to the point of making fun of it. A preacher I heard quoted said, “The ways of God must be inscrutable beyond understanding. If they were not, they would be surrendered to man’s mind. And if to man’s mind, then ultimately to man’s control.”
(This is the fourth 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.)


 


Bewildered and Utterly Amazed

The people who were amazed and bewildered were not heathen. They were very religious people (v.5″God-fearing Jews”). These were the perplexed“churched people” of that day. They knew the Scriptures and they had been trained in theology. They were those who were supposed to know about God and know what He was like and know the kinds of things He does. But they didn’t know everything about God nor everything about the way He does things. They hadn’t seen all the ways in which God moves. They didn’t have knowledge of all the ways in which God might manifest Himself. Cf.Isa 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.  9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” This unprecedented Power surge left these religious people “bewildered” in v.6, “utterly amazed” in v.7 and “perplexed” in v.12 (NIV).
(This is the third 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.)


 


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.)


 


Amazed and Perplexed

It was one of those phenomenal explosions that rocks the senses, jolts the mind and sends you reeling. But this particular explosion was of obvious origin. Awesome Power which had its source in heaven hit the cosmopolitan city of Jerusalem. It was a holiday and the city had swelled its population by many thousands. A learned medical doctor used the best means of description he could find in his vocabulary to describe what it was like. Dr. Luke described the event in such a way that we know he will never forget what transpired; and he has left us with such a dazzling account that we shall never forget this divine event. It was not just divinely inspired. It was divinely perpetrated. The only way men were involved were as receivers. There was no doubt that the violent tempest blast (Acts 2:2 Amplified Bible), which rocked the entire city and shook the four walls of their meeting room while filling them, was from heaven.

(This is the first 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.


 


Don’t Limit the Limitless One

During the Gulf war I read about an interesting incident which happened to a sergeant who was a member of the Assemblies of God (I don’t remember which Assemblies publication it was. I am not attempting to quote but simply remember the story’s basic details). He and his men were awaiting orders at a designated position. While they were at this position, they were guarding some supplies. An Arab rode up on a camel and when he climbed CamelLoadedMandown, he presented the men with a small bundle. He was apparently quite desperate. It was obvious that he was pleading with the American soldiers but they were unable to understand the source of his desperation because the man only spoke Arabic. From a distance, the sergeant was sitting in a jeep watching the proceedings as the man fell to the ground and began drawing in the sand in an effort to communicate. Something in the sergeant’s heart was stirred as he observed the Arab’s frantic efforts. He walked over to where the commotion was and asked what was going on. The men showed him the bundle which contained an infant. The sergeant then asked the Arab what he needed. The Arab responded with great relief that, finally, someone could understand him. He told the sergeant that the baby was in desperate need of milk. It just so happened that there was a large stack of milk in cases which the soldiers were guarding. The sergeant gave his men orders to load as much milk as possible on the man’s camel. After the Arab had left, the soldiers approached the sergeant in amazement. One soldier spoke up and said, “Sir, none of us knew that you spoke Arabic.” The sergeant replied, “I don’t speak a word of Arabic.” With inquisitive looks, his men protested, “But, sir, we all heard you just speak Arabic to that man.” The sergeant heard himself speaking English and heard the Arab replying in English, yet they were both speaking Arabic. I wonder which operation of the Holy Spirit that was. Perhaps it was the compassionate heart of Jesus enabling two men to communicate who, otherwise, had no logical way of communicating. So, was it the gift of tongues or interpretation or was it mercy or the word of knowledge or the word of wisdom or perhaps some other? The end result was that a person who has experienced the power of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues was able to communicate with a man who spoke a language which he did not understand. Why would we want to limit this Limitless God Jehovah which we serve?
(This is an excerpt from the book “Prophetic Characteristics and Guidelines” written by Marty Gabler.)


MARTY GABLER is speaking at the Kingdom Equipping Congress.
KEC2016 March 2-4, 2016
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