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Heaven Coming to Earth

Kathy — Heaven coming to earth is a bigger deal than praying a prayer.  When we were in North Carolina, our nephew was going to take us to the airport. He asked Isaiah, his 5 yr-old, if he wanted to go to the airport with us.  Isaiah answered, “Sounds like a job for Spiderman.”  That might of had something to do with the Sunlight cloudspajamas he was wearing, but if someone asks us, “You want to be a part of heaven coming to earth?” our first thought might be to borrow Isaiah’s PJs!  That sounds like a job for a super hero or Super Spiritual Someone, but the first thing Jesus said in the Lord’s prayer is our starting point and safe anchor, “Our Father”.  Even before God’s awesome, ultimate majesty begins unfolding as the scripture continues, “Who is in heaven”, He is first Father and that establishes relationship as a Father with sons and daughters.  The reality is that every son and daughter of God is on earth to do Father’s doings and can bring His presence, authority, power, plans and governmental order to change lives and situations in the earth as it is in heaven. Seeing heaven come into earth is supposed to be part of sonship and normal life because wherever sons and daughters are, the Kingdom is within reach (Lk.10:9,11).


Happens the Same Way Today

fireGroaning for the sons of God to be revealed is met with the power of Holy Spirit in bringing the realm of heaven into history. Holy Spirit brings what exists in the realm of heaven into history… just like Jesus was. How was that done? Mary asked, “How shall this be?” The answer: “The Holy Ghost shall come upon you and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you.” (Lk.1:35) It happens the same way today.


God’s Kingdom in Effect

(Kathy Gabler) – God’s Kingdom has already been in effect, now is in effect and will be in effect always.  That contradicts that silent someday that would keep the Kingdom of God out of reach during our lifetime, or keep “righteousness and peace and joy” in His presence only a future, someday realization (Rom 14:17).  How messed up is it to think that righteousness, peace and joy are unreachable until you die?  That thinking would make “Thy Kingdom come” a death request.  Could we get any more perversely opposite to the heart of God than that?  Could we deny His New Covenant provision any louder than that?  If we think that His Kingdom (meaning His rule and His order) cannot come into earth now when we pray, is it any wonder that manifestations of His power show up piecemeal rather than bulk, or sporadically rather than continually?  Poor God.  When His stewards on earth think like that, they only accidentally stumble into agreement that opens the earth to God’s will in the now.
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God Enhance our Abilities

WorkingtogetherMay God enhance our abilities, talents and skills for His Kingdom, for income, for ministry—to be more effective.  Ex 36:2  “Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab along with all whom GOD had gifted with the ability to work skillfully with their hands. The MEN WERE EAGER to get started and ENGAGE IN THE WORK.”  The success of these men was not the simple fact that God had given them skills but that they were available and willing to apply them.


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Access To Every Level

Thousands of Jewish prayers for the Messiah to come were answered.  Jesus was the answer to their prayers as well Layersas the biggest mega-dose of “Thy Kingdom come” in history.  Talk about seeing the Kingdom come, can you say JESUS?  Right before their eyes, the power, presence, authority, rule and order of Heaven on earth were embodied in the Christ!  However, they had prayed from a different and specific expectation.  They prayed for a Messiah who would improve their customs and culture and cause them to rise to the top in power and politics.  They weren’t praying for their beliefs, priorities, traditions and life-style norms to be disturbed or destroyed.  They were thoroughly shaken, agitated and stirred up about this religious shift from regimen to relationship, and they definitely didn’t want relationship with this Jesus.

The thing about seeing “Thy Kingdom Come” is that it carries the order and priorities of God, even if that shocks or contradicts or shakes current theology, current cultures, current belief-systems or even our interpretation of “Church”.  Those three words, “Thy Kingdom Come”, give God access to every level of our lives that must change to align with His Kingdom.  Just as He sent the Last Adam, the Redeemer to bring His original intent and order of the garden into reach once again, so He intends to bring our core values into His original intent and order.  That will mean major shaking in our thinking, in our conditions, in our priorities and in our earth . . . as it is in heaven.        

(This is the last excerpt from Kathy’s article “Thy Kingdom Come“ 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.)


To read articles by Marty and Kathy Gabler,
Jim Hodges and Simon Purvis
CLICK HERE—ARTICLES


Churchianity And New Norms

people dividedI don’t know what all the New NORMS are going to be for us and Churchianity 2015, but I know they’re coming because “Thy Kingdom come” is continually coming in increasing manifestation. Jesus described the Kingdom like a seed and a tree or yeast spreading.  That’s a picture of His ruling order and His authority increasing in our awareness until its influence is big enough to change us, our lives and our Norms.  And while new NORMS sound really awesome, new NORMS also mean some old ones are going to be shaken.  That may sound seamless at first, and we might think, “Bring it on,” but it might be more realistic to think, “How big a boy are ya?” Many folks could tell you stories of outliving major storms that were caused by Kingdom awareness increasing and old Norms getting shaken in their church.
(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Thy Kingdom Come“ 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.)


“What A Day Can Hold”
Melissa Gabler singing a spontaneous song in
worship at Grace International Church.
(Best enjoyed with headphones or earbuds)
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2015-05-11T22_38_33-07_00


Righteousness, Peace And Joy Now

PraiseJumpingHis Kingdom has already been in effect, now is in effect and will be in effect always.  That contradicts that silent someday that would keep the Kingdom of God out of reach during our lifetime, or keep “righteousness and peace and joy” in His presence only a future, someday realization (Rom 14:17).  How messed up is it to think that righteousness, peace and joy are unreachable until you die?  That thinking would make “Thy Kingdom come” a death request.  Could we get any more perversely opposite to the heart of God than that?  Could we deny His New Covenant provision any louder than that?  If we think that His Kingdom (meaning His rule and His order) cannot come into earth now when we pray, is it any wonder that manifestations of His power show up piecemeal rather than bulk, or sporadically rather than continually?  Poor God.  When His stewards on earth think like that, they only accidentally stumble into agreement that opens the earth to God’s will in the now.

(This is the second excerpt from Kathy’s article “Thy Kingdom Come“ 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.)


Kathy gives a brief encouraging word:
“Escape From The Victim Syndrome”
TO LISTEN, CLICK HERE: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-18T21_51_13-08_00