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Knowing Who You Are

StonesToBreadKathy — Identity is knowing who you are and being confident you have purpose for being here.  The first shot the devil took at Jesus in the wilderness was at His identity: “IF You are God’s Son, then command these stones.”  However, Jesus was so confident of His identity that Satan couldn’t tempt Him to even have to prove it. (Ps.71:18)


ON THE GO With Marty Gabler in a Canyon

ON THE GO With Marty Gabler in a canyon in West Texas.
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Marty is live on his Facebook page with ON THE GO as he travels down the road. It is an inspirational word for living victoriously in Christ as you are “on the go”. Watch for it, tune in and be inspired.


Wilderness Seminary

WildernessJesusThe result of Moses taking things into hand within an acceptable timeframe were: (1.) only one Egyptian out of the way; (2.) the status of Israel remained unchanged; and (3.) Moses has just paid full tuition for the next 80 semesters of “The Wilderness Theological Seminary.” After experiencing the wilderness, however, Moses was then ready to receive the mandate that he had been set aside 80 yrs. earlier to carry out. (Heb.3:5)


Going Back is not an Alternative

HikingWalkStickPharaoh said, “They are entangled in the wilderness.”(Ex14:3) Entangled means “involved”. It would appear that, in the present, they were so worried about rocks, brush and varmints that they forgot about the freedom on the other side of wilderness. “Coming out” may look different and require different decisions and actions than we originally predicted. But going back is not an alternative.


Led out of the Wilderness

WildernessLeaving(Kathy G.) I believe the reason Jesus was led into the wilderness was because He was the prototype for wilderness training.  He went there as a son and left there as a son, and there’s no indication it took a long time in between!  Some keys we can take from His wilderness example will equip us: 1) It is difficult to be led by one thing while dominated by another.  So when you are in wilderness circumstances, don’t allow an orphan spirit or rebellious spirit to dominate your thinking.  Father will always see to it that  sons “are led by the Spirit” out of wildernesses to fulfillment and glory, but orphans and rebels are not thinking like sons and do not know how to be led of His Spirit.
(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Bringing Sons to Glory“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


 


The Wilderness and Sabotage

(Kathy G.) Though Satan could not sabotage The Only Begotten Son’s relationship with Father, he obviously hasn’t quit trying to sabotage sons of God.  It gives us an edge to realize that devils are not geniuses nor mind-readers, but they can smell “wilderness” on us.  Sons are most vulnerable to be WildernessJesusdevoured when they are in a wilderness condition.  We are simply more easily shaken when we are in a wilderness place of feeling desolation, loneliness, abandonment, confusion, oppression and depression.  The wilderness is a low place with no way out, a smothering place with no wind of change or breath of hope stirring.  The issues of our own soul usually drive us into wilderness conditions, but Jesus was led by the Spirit into His wilderness experience.  That indicates some wildernesses are God plans for the process, but whatever the drive or draw, wilderness times are part of the process of moving “from glory to glory.”  The good news is that Father intends they work out for our good.  As mature sons, we can be confident that coming to glory means coming to a God outcome, and it is Father’s will that wildernesses end up positioning and changing us to fit promise and be equipped for purpose.
(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Bringing Sons to Glory“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


 


Don’t Murmur—Adjust

PointingOnMountainThere are many disappointed people dreading the coming years. When I stop and listen to their dire predictions, I tend to become disheartened myself. There are people preaching and prophesying out of their anger over current national and world events rather than proclaiming the Word of the Lord. There are those sounding off because of elections and appointments that didn’t proffer certain results. (Rather than standing firmly upon the never-failing Word of Almighty God, people will shift loyalties and not endure sound doctrine to get a quick fix like Esau did, like Esau who forfeited his birthright.) A murmuring Israel left Egypt and their murmuring manner turned a two-week walk into a forty year period of time that allowed the murmurers to die off before the coming generation could inherit the promised land. The murmurers died outside of facilitation. How sad that a generation had to wait for a preceding, unbelieving generation to die before they could receive promise. But, as always, there was a remnant and there will be a remnant, and the likes of Joshua and Caleb got to enjoy what the remainder of their generation chose not to walk in.

(This is the eighth excerpt from Marty’s article “Time for Issachar“ published in SEEC Magazine.
Marty will be speaking at DREAMS VISIONS AND PROPHECY Sept.14-16 — Info: https://martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/ — 936-856-2455
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Not Lost

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While interviewing the great frontiersman, Daniel Boone, a reporter asked him, “Mr. Boone, have you ever been lost?” To which he replied, “Well, I was once bewildered for four days but I’ve never been lost.” At first, that sounds quite humorous but, in fact, it is a statement of some certainty. For an experienced explorer like Boone, it would be next to impossible for him to actually be lost in the truest since because he was a man of resource, initiative and skill. It didn’t matter in what area of wilderness or frontier he found himself, he still had the confidence of his skills and wilderness survival knowledge. It didn’t matter if it was winter, summer, spring or fall. It made no difference if he was in mountains, prairies or swamps, his knowledge, experience and skills served to keep him alive and on a correct heading. North was still north and south was still south and that will never change. He knew what to do in any season or location and, in spite of bears and weather hazards he had to deal with on numerous occasions, he lived to tell the story time and again.

 
(This is the first excerpt from Marty’s article “Time for Issachar“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)
Marty will be speaking at the DREAMS, VISIONS AND PROPHECY CONFERENCE Sept.25-27 — Info: https://martygabler.com/dreams-visions-prophecy/ — 936-856-2455

Marty And Kathy’s Ministry Magazine April/May2015

Vol19  Iss2_Cvr_500Marty & Kathy Gabler invite you to read their
articles in the latest issue of SEEC Magazine.
Volume 19 Issue 2

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:
THY Kingdom Come——————-Kathy Gabler
Transitioning Into Renewal——–Jim Hodges
Handling The Wilderness————-Simon Purvis
Spiritually Speaking——————–Lynn Burling
The Flip Side————————-—-Melissa Gabler
Remnant Of The Remnant——-—-Dr. Don Crum
Colonize Earth With Heaven——-LaDell Wilson
From Slavery To Sonship———-Brandon Burden
Kingdom Mentality———-———-Marty Gabler