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“He spoke to them about things concerning the Kingdom of God” Acts 1:3

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IN THIS ISSUE Royal Dynasty……......................……..3 Dr. Don Crum

The King’s Heralds................................5 Jim Hodges Killing God’s Catalysts.........................10 Kathy Gabler

The Year Of The House…...................14 Dr. Elwyn Lewis

Who Has God Called To Be The 45th U.S. President ?..................18 Simon Purvis

Simon Purvis Jim Becton

2012 Declarations................................28 Marty Gabler ON THE COVER: Marty & Kathy Gabler present: SEEC Ministries 5th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference. Please prayerfully consider attending for equipping and impartation for 2012. Mal 3:16 Then those whose lives honored GOD got together and talked it over. GOD saw what they were doing and listened in. A book was opened in God's presence and minutes were taken of the meeting, with the names of the GOD-fearers written down, all the names of those who honored GOD's name. (Msg)

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SEEC Magazine is published by SEEC Ministries International. SEEC stands for Strengthen, Encourage, Equip Church Ministries according to 1Co 14:3 and Eph 4:12 as taken from the New International Version. This is our mission statement and SEEC Ministries International is attempting to accomplish that mission through ministry in local churches, around the globe, in conferences, seminars, through publishing, audio and video. For a catalog listing of the CDs and books available by Marty and Kathy Gabler, send us an e-mail at: mail@seecministries.org or write us at our PO Box. SEEC Magazine is a bi-monthly publication. It is for the purpose of presenting teaching on the subjects of the Kingdom of God, prophecy, five-fold ministry, d rea ms an d visio n s, an d intercession. Though each of these subjects may not be covered in each issue, they will be covered through the course of the year’s publications. SUBSCRIPTIONS: Please send your name and address to SEEC Magazine PO Box 298 Coldspring,TX 77331-0298. A donation of $15.00/yr. is suggested to help with publication costs. Editor: Marty Gabler mail@seecministries.org Office 936-653-4108 Website: seecministries.org

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

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What will characterize the year of 2012 for God's people who are men and women on a mission and what will we need to understand in order to accomplish our tactical objectives? Normally, I'm not a big fan of trying to read spiritual significance into dates, especially dates on our Roman-Greco calendar. However, this time around, I think there may be something important about the year 2012 and the number "12". This year, God is going to take us where we’ve never been, to see what we’ve never seen, to do what we’ve never done. Here are some additional thoughts I have about this year. (1) 2012 will be the year of the INCREASE OF GOD'S GOVERNMENT. Isa 9:6-7 "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." The government of the Kingdom of God increases as God's sons and daughters who are His ambassadors in the earthly realm, understand and operate more in the implementation of God's "Foreign Policies" in the earth. Therefore, His rule and reign extend and expand throughout the nations, pulling them into alignment. Matt 13:33 "Jesus also used this illustration: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it perme-


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ated every part of the dough.” God's Kingdom Government is permeating throughout the nations through you and me as His Kingdom Ambassadors. (2) 2012 is the year of APOSTOLIC ADVANCEMENT. You've heard of the War of 1812? Well, the War of 2011 left a lot of casualties on the battlefield. Some by friendly fire. A lot of folks came out of the War of 2011 wounded and with a bad case of spiritual PTSD. But what we learned in the War of 2011 has "trained our hands for war and our fingers for battle" for the War of 2012. In the War of 2012, we will TAKE THE FIGHT TO THE ENEMY for a change. The pain of the past has now been transformed into POWER FOR THE PRESENT TO PREVAIL. This will be a year of great Apostolic Advancement on the international battlefield and we will no longer merely hold ground, but this year we will advance as an "army, terrible with banners", to TAKE GROUND. There is a new grace from God to now “war better” and with better results than in previous years. In the Old Testament, kings did three things that WE ALSO will do now: 1) They identified and defeated the enemies of the nation; 2) They took the spoils of war; and 3) They ruled the affairs of the nation. We will do this in 2012 like never before. (3) 2012 will be the year of the AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER. As we continue to shift from a “Congregational” to a “Congressional” way of thinking this year, we will be able to legislate and adjudicate more powerfully in prayer. We are authorized, officialised and deputized to “overturn and reverse lower court decisions” of decrees, curses and judgements issued by the lower courts of demonic forces and dark agendas. I can now understand better why God seems to have so blessed and anointed the teaching series, THE ROYAL DYNASTY. We are learning to connect with our identity as to who God says we are and also how to walk in that authority. This will result in the defeat of evil kings who will have our boot print upon their necks. Not by our might, or by our power, but by HIS SPIRIT and in the POWER OF HIS MIGHT. Get ready to face a more intense battle this year as the stakes are higher now, but prepare to realize many greater victories in the conflict. Buckle up. It is going to be a great year. Amen. [Author’s note] The Royal Dynasty is a teaching series that helps us to see our duel role as both Priest and King as God identifies us. As God's sons and daughters in the earth, we are entrusted with an amazing inheritance of kingly authority to legislate the affairs of nations by invoking God's plans and policies on a massive global scale. We are rapidly moving out of the Congregational and into the Congressional in this hour. Understanding the Royal Dynasty and our delegated authority in Christ is imperative. (Dr. Crum will be teaching “Royal Dynasty” at the Concerning The Kingdom Conference and will lead a special impartation service at the end of his teaching. He currently serves as the president and founder of Leadership International, an organization designed to develop and train leaders


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with emphasis on integrity, courage, power and vision in the fields of church, government, business and education. Don serves in an advisory and mentoring role to presidents of nations, other government officials and military commanders. God uses him significantly to impact nations like Nigeria, Benin, China, Ghana, Israel, Russia, Korea, Mexico, India, England, Malaysia, the Ukraine and the United States. Don and Cheri maintain relationship with their home church, Kingdom Life Christian Center in Frisco. They are members of and have accountability with the Federation of Ministers and Churches International led by Rev. Jim Hodges.) For more conference details and speaker bios: seecministries.org/special-event/

Jesus and John the Baptist would qualify as heralds of the King. In the New Testament Jesus sent out twelve and then the seventy heralds to proclaim the kingdom. Ancient heralds were sent out to distribute the king’s degree by declaration. He would stand in a prominent place and announce the new laws and decrees of the king. Once he verbally released the decree into the air, that law was in force. Even those who were not there to hear it were accountable to it. There are people today who still do not realize they are accountable to God, but they are because the Word is out. The heralds have declared the Kingdom is here, near and at hand. In the book of Acts, the apostles go out and herald the message of the Kingdom even by going back and giving references from the Psalms and the prophets about God’s Kingdom being everlasting and impacting history. In the book of Revelation, the Kingdom of God is heralded through song and sound. Musicality is restored to the declaration of the Kingdom. It is David who first declares the Kingdom musically at his tabernacle on Mt. Zion. In Exo 50:18, in the song of Moses, the liberated Israelites sang a song of deliverance from Egyptian bondage saying the “The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.” They were declaring God’s authority over a fallen, drowned pharaoh. They were happy to sing that Kingdom song but that was just a song that marked an event. David’s tabernacle was not an event. It was an order


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that was set in to establish the release of worship of the true and living God in the heavens into the earth. This was progressive in its day because there was no veil between the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies since David had the Holy of Holies on Mt. Zion. Seven miles away was Moses’ tabernacle which had sacrifice but no song. Revelation restores David’s tabernacle because only in Psalms and Revelation do we see God’s Kingdom heralded musically, instrumentally, vocally. Isaiah 16:5 tells us that the throne of the Lord is in the tent of David. It is important that we never disconnect the throne and the tabernacle. The rule of the Lord God is released through the worship of the Lord God. In Acts 15, when James quoted Amos, he was prophesying a fulfillment of the word of Amos that was set in motion and is still being worked out historically because he said, “I will return and I will David’s tabernacle rebuild the fallen tabernacle of David. I’ll restore was not an event, and build it from its ruins so that the rest of manit was an order. kind may seek the Lord and all the nations called by My name.” So the prophetic word given by James, going back to get Amos’ revelation, resolved the whole controversy in that apostolic council. The reason I believe the tabernacle of David is restored is because the book of Acts starts out with the exposition of the ascension, glorification of Jesus the son of David to the Father’s right hand in heaven. When He sits on the throne, not just beside God, He sits on the throne that is marked ‘Davidic Throne.’ Three times in Acts, Peter mentioned David and he quotes two Psalms, (16 and 110:1 The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand until I place Your enemies as Your footstool.) Pentecost is Davidic. It fulfills the promise to King David that one of his seed would sit on his throne forever. That was not a promise fulfilled politically or naturally because the Davidic dynasty halted after 400 years and there was no more king on the throne in Israel. It was a prophetic picture that the one who would sit on the throne would be the Son of David, Jesus Himself. So, we must keep the throne and the tabernacle connected. Then when we surrender to Jesus’ Lordship, through the Holy Spirit, we sit on the throne (Eph 2:6). Also, we dwell in His tabernacle. He not only tabernacles in you and me personally, (God with us, Emmanuel), but we together tabernacle in Him. The church seems to have it down that the Lord is in us, personally, but we need the revelation that the Lord is in us, is among us together, in corporality. Kingdom authority is released through worship. We sit on the throne and His tabernacle becomes ours. We share in His tabernacle like the singers and musicians shared in David’s tabernacle on Mt. Zion. It was theirs too. They were worshiping with the same passion that David did. So, His tabernacle is ours too. I like the tabernacle of David and the tabernacle of Isaac Duke and the tabernacle of Jeremy Burke and the tabernacle of Melissa Gabler and even the tabernacle of Jim Hodges.


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We tend today to measure worship by performance, right notes, right key, right mood and most moving. These are not unimportant, but the issue is this: is the authority of the heavenly throne released on earth through our corporate worship? If that is the bottom line, then all the other stuff can be overcome. My conviction is that the book of Revelation presents to us the restored tabernacle of David worship. In Rev 3:7; 5:5, and 22:16, David is mentioned. That is interesting that David gets more press than Moses in the book of Revelation. Pentecost is Davidic and Revelation is also Davidic. Revelation is not just about the future. It is also about the past and present. Revelation is all about throne room worship. It is more than prophecy. It is about worship warfare, the same factors David emphasized in the worship he records in the Psalms on Mt. Zion. Revelation is David flashed forward. The corporate worship of the saints in heaven and on earth releases the authority of the Lord’s throne to execute the will of God in history. 1) Corporate worship releases the authority of the throne through the ministry of prophesying, based on Rev 11:15, And the seventh angel sounded. And there were great voices in Heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ. And He will reign forever and ever. This tells me that prophesying ought to flow out of worshiping. Now the office of prophet is awesome, people like Is the authority of Marty Gabler, Chuck Pierce and Barbara Wintroble the heavenly throne could stand in the middle of I-35 and give a personal released on earth prophecy to every car, but in a service, worship should through our corpobe first order. We are not after just prophecies but the rate worship? church having a corporate voice to turn territories and shake nations. Revelation clearly gives us a prophetic declaration concerning the advancement of God’s Kingdom throughout history. Prophets in the Old Testament were members of God’s council. They sat with angels and the triune God in the council room and God consulted prophets. In Gen 20:7, it did not threaten God’s sovereignty to call Abraham a prophet and get his input. Prophets sit in God’s council and then come to announce God’s counsel. We are after a corporate counsel and a strong corporate word. So in Eph 2:6, we are seated together and as we mature we counsel with Him. This is a staggering responsibility and this is why prophecy must be judged. In America, we don’t lack for prophecies in services as much as we lack for mature judgments of them, but if we can mature we can rightly address things in the earth. Then we can have a strong corporate voice. That seventh trumpet sounding is not just to wrap up Israel’s seven months of religious feasts and worship, but the trumpet that announces the shift into five months of living out life in cultural and civil renewal based on worship. The announcement of God’s Kingdom shifts everything. It reverberates in the heavens whether people respond or not. Culture does not restore worship. Worship restores culture. Therefore it is urgent to get our worship right so the American church can see our nation culturally restored. If the body of Christ could ever speak with one voice on behalf of our exalted King, we could see restoration in our nation. 2) Corporate worship releases the authority of the throne through warring. Rev 6:2 and 19:11, have Jesus riding out to war and conquer. We are at war because He is.


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If He is waging war, we cannot refuse to fight. The church in the western world is reticent about spiritual warfare, but the truth is that you cannot escape it. We are the army of God (Eph 6). In the old covenant, David had to have an army to fulfill the prophetic word of Samuel that he would be king. The Son of David, Jesus, also has an army that is necessary to engage in spiritual warfare so that His Kingship is manifest to all. Jesus has already defeated His enemies at the cross, legally, covenantally, judicially, but experientially they still need to be subdued. This is where the army of God comes in because powers of darkness do not want Father’s will in the earth. 3) Corporate worship releases the authority of the throne through ruling. Rev 5:10, And You made us kings and priests to our God, and we will reign over the earth. After conquering in the spiritual war, then comes the call to set up a new government. This is pictured in the conquest of Canaan led by Joshua. God’s purpose was to displace the authority structures in the land of Canaan and to replace them with His Kingdom government. He had called His people at Sinai and had designated them like in Rev 5:10, to be a kingdom of priests. The principle is simply this: it takes a government to remove a government. It Culture does not takes a nation to conquer a nation. This is why the church has to come into Kingdom government, spiritual priestrestore worship. hood and spiritual nationhood. It is then we see the body Worship restores of Christ authorized to rule on behalf of our King. The conculture. quest of Canaan teaches us this lesson: we do not take the entire land in one battle. We lose some battles but we do not lose the war. We face many challenges but we overcome. The gates of hell will not prevail against what He is building. We overcome because we are called to rule on behalf of our exalted King, not oppressively but in mercy, justice, loving-kindness and righteousness. 4) Corporate worship releases the authority of the throne through the ministry of judging. In Rev 19:11, Jesus rides to judge. Kings and priests must be righteous judges. Judging is a part of ruling. Parents know that judging is part of ruling. In our modern, humanistic, paganistic world, judging is distasteful. We have bought into, “Who are you to judge me?” However, Jesus said in John 7, judge with righteous judgment. The word judge does not mean to condemn. Jesus did not come to condemn. Judging is properly and accurately evaluating for the benefit of those needing righteous judgment to get released from destructive situations. It is a liberation based on truth. When Jesus said don’t judge lest you be judged, He was saying don’t condemn lest you be condemned. He was stressing righteous judgment rather than condemnation. The ministry of judging is essential. In 1Cor 6, the church is even called to judge angels and the world! Rev 6:9,10 clenches it as the blood of the martyrs calls for God to judge and avenge. Judgment and vengeance must be released through imprecatory prayer, declaring the will of God (His judgment and vengeance). It is not your vengeance or mine but the Lord’s; so we pray like Psalm 2, kings of the earth repent. 5) Corporate worship releases the authority of the throne in the ministry of building and renewing, (Rev 21:1-5). God is a builder and a re-builder. He is building the New Jerusalem, called the wife of the Lamb. Revelation starts out with five


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churches in a mess with immorality, doctrine and bad leadership. We could get discouraged with the condition of the church today too, but no need, the messy churches in chapters 2 and 3 have become the New Jerusalem by the end of the book. The good news is not the mess we are in but that we are not staying in the mess. We are becoming progressively, incrementally (and somewhat slowly) the glorious bride. As God builds a New Jerusalem, a kingdomized city of God so that He gives her the keys and then through the bride builds a new heaven and new earth. God’s Kingdom is a cosmic civilization connecting heaven and earth. This larger view of things enables us to see both the advance of God’s Kingdom in history and the defeat of satanic structures prior to the return of Christ at the end of the age. Seeing who we are and who we are becoming will give you victory to overcome the mess that we are in. Whatever God builds will be more glorious than what He already built. He said He would make all things new, not make all new things. For Adam and Eve He built a garden paradise. For Noah and his family, He built an ark, a floating paradise, a floating zoo. For Abraham, He built an altar of worship and sacrifice. For Moses, He built the tabernacle. For David and Saul, He built the temple. Through Christ, He builds the ecclesia church. Through the church, He builds a new heaven and a new earth. There is glory we have not seen yet. The comprehensive call for the transformation of the earth is that the tree of life has become trees of life whose leaves heal the nations. These five activities of our sovereign King are released in history through the throne-centered worship released by the church in heaven and in earth. On the same page are 24 elders, 4 living creatures, myriads of angels, saints in heaven and saints in earth. Hebrews 12 says we have come to Mt. Zion, we’ve come to the heavenly Jerusalem, we’ve come to the church of the first born, we’ve come to the blood of Jesus. In the Spirit we do have communion with the saints. They are not up there on vacation. They are up there worshiping and interceding, and our worship and theirs mingle together to bring about critical mass in the heavenly altar. Then the angel of the incense takes fire from that altar and thrusts it into the earth as divine intervention, interruption. Intercession becomes intervention. Worship becomes warfare and God’s Kingdom advances. The priority to get more of heaven here is to do more of what heaven does. What does heaven do? We’d like to know more, but we know enough to motivate us to know more, to motivate us to see beyond the veil. It’s not spooky or scary, it’s reality. The throne is the epicenter of reality, and we are a people called to steward God’s dwelling in the earth and His Kingdom purpose here, if you will, like the throne here. [*Learn more about what it means to be “The Ecclesia”. Jim Hodges is speaking at the Concerning The Kingdom Conference.} (This article was transcribed from a message by Apostle Hodges at the Heart of David worship conference in Granbury,TX. He is the founder of the Federation of Ministers and Churches International, a relational, apostolic network of ministers, apostolic teams and local churches across the nation. Apostle Hodges serves the Body of Christ internationally as a teaching apostle with a passion to see the Body of Christ fully established. His materials may be found at his website: www.fmci.org or by calling the office 972-283-2262.)


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Killing God’s Catalysts through rejection:

In Acts 6, Stephen was openly demonstrating the Kingdom with signs, wonders and miracles among the people. Rather than realizing that God was using this young man as a catalyst to continue the powerful changes that Jesus had begun, they were angered by this catalyst and decided to remove it. May God help us not to reject the catalysts for change He is raising up in 2012. People who cannot connect the dots or those who intentionally reject God’s catalysts for change are dangerous. The human soul that is determined to defy God and desperate to be right, comfortable and undisturbed can, in the extreme, go so far as to consider false accusation and murder as fair and the right thing to do. Literally, the up-standing citizens that were upset with Stephen lied about him and then stoned him to death. Forget the miracles, this young whipper-snapper was speaking against their lifestyle and their sacred places. He was threatening to tear it all down and CHANGE their institutions, customs and rituals that Moses had taught them. Acts 6:11, So they bribed some men to say, "We heard him speaking against Moses and against God!" He spoke against Moses, and oh yes, against God too! Moses, the temple, their customs were obviously their primary concern. Those things were ahead of God in their hearts and devotion. Their habits were more important than relationship or truth. Their habits were part of their comfort zone that they did not want disturbed. Their habits were part of their identity and self-image. To change them evidently implied fault or weakness in both. Moses means “draw out, rescue.” They were determined to hold to


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the one they considered their historical agent of surviving, even when it was time to move on to the One who was their agent of thriving. I submit that is a paradigm we need to be wary of in 2012. If we are not willing to change as the Holy Spirit directs, we will merely be surviving rather than thriving. Surviving implies living with limitations and learning to be satisfied. Thriving implies growth, increase and maturing. Killing God’s Catalysts through religious zeal: In Judges 11, the Spirit of Jehovah came upon Jephthah to defeat the Ammonites. The anointing of God was the catalyst. However, Jephthah in his zeal of the moment vowed a vow unto Jehovah, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver the children of Ammon into my hand, Jdg 11:31 then it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth from the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, it shall be Jehovah's, and I will offer it up for a burnt-offering. The Spirit of The Lord had come upon him for the task. There was no requirement to respond with a bargain vow! And there certainly was no need for such a deadly vow. The words of this verse prove conclusively that Jephthah intended his vow to apply to human beings, not animals: for only one of his household could be expected to come forth from the door of his house to meet him. Jephthah evidently contemplated a human sacrifice. He was born in Syria where human sacrifice was likely common. “The Syrians and Phoenicians were conspicuous among the ancient pagan nations for human sacrifices, and the transfer to Yahweh of the same rites as false gods might be expected.” (Brown-Driver) Then when he returned successful, Jephthah came to Mizpah unto his house; and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; besides her he had neither son nor daughter. “Zealous religious reactions cut off his heritage completely. He was greatly distressed to think that his daughter, who was his only child, should be, in consequence of his vow, prevented from continuing his family in Israel; for it is evident that he had not any other child, for besides her, says the text, he had neither son nor daughter, Jdg 11:34. He might, therefore, well be grieved that thus his family was to become extinct in Israel.” (Brown-Driver) The real sad issue here is that he did not repent of the foolish vow. That is obvious because he believes it was his daughter who “brought him low” rather than his own action. Jdg 11:35 And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me very low, and thou art one of them that trouble me; for I have opened my mouth unto Jehovah, and I cannot go back. What could keep a man in a situation like this from repenting of a foolish vow instead of following through? While being a man of your word is commendable, standing behind foolish vows


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is not, and there was no wisdom in honoring his vow above the purpose of God in his heritage. In 2012, may we realize that we are dangerous when we do not understand dominion so that we do not allow our words and actions to stir up consequences that misrepresent our God. What did the “heathen” nations think about Jehovah God because of this incident? It was not like Abraham where God was establishing a covenant and establishing trust through extreme obedience. Even that did not end in human sacrifice like the heathen gods required. This was not like the sacrificial Lamb of God who fulfilled the law to the ultimate to redeem all man had lost. Even that ended in resurrection life rather than death. That did not cut off heritage, it established generations forever! Jephthah crossed the line between godly obedience to religious zeal to his loss. Fervor and zeal cannot attach to the mandate of God and bring its own holy results. Look at the diligence of those dedicated to false gods and ungodly causes. No matter how many times a day a Muslim bows, their pious patterns will not make Allah a real god. Their obligation will never become holy of itself nor ever become obedience which brings godly heritage. No matter how many times a witch rehearses an incantation, their diligence will not bring them protection from their demons or freedom from their deception. In 2012, may we not delay, disrupt or destroy God’s catalyst by adding empty, religious zeal. Killing God’s catalyst with character: In 2012, may we embrace God’s intent and instructions as our catalyst. At the same time, may we realize that the kryptonite to success is lack of cooperation in His sons; and the most common reason we are not ready to participate with God is because of the condition of our character. Is it lack of training that leaves gaps in our character? Is it lack of healthy examples that weakens our character? Or does character corrupt in the breach between knowing the truth and living according to the truth we know? I think the latter is the heart of the matter. It moves the emphasis from lack and circumstance to diligence. We do not have to be perfect, but diligence is a requirement. The hand of the diligent will rule, Prov 12:24. (NKJ) In business or ministry or government or family or the local garden club, we do not suffer a downfall because of other people. Neither do circumstances cause us to fall. Opposition does not cause us to fall. We build our own path to downfall. Bad choices, emotional decisions, wrong priorities and self-focused agendas can cause us to fail, but a downfall comes from a breach of character. Character, gifts and callings must needs be a three-fold cord in our lives. If our character does not reflect the Giver of the gifts and callings, there is a breach in our soul and an open door to destruction. I knew a preacher who had tremendous revelation and he powerfully preached it, but his adulterous life style opened his household to destruction. His wife lived in constant physical torment and his son lived in continual character-chaos as well as dangerous emotional extremes. Saul was a man with a character breach. Whether his wrong beliefs flawed his character or his flawed character undermined his beliefs, I cannot say; but this


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king’s belief and value system was geared to bring him down because he did not truly fear God. There are three evidences of this in 1 Samuel, Chapter 15: 1) he feared man more than God, 2) he chose his own desires over obedience to God, and 3) he asked the prophet Samuel to honor him before the elders (in spite of his downfall), which was equivalent to asking God to do things his way just to make him look good. King Saul was obviously on the throne of Self as well as the throne of Israel and he was willing to pay any price to stay in his Saul-ish kingship. A man who truly feared God would not have set himself to war against God and His plan for Israel. Saul wanted to kill the would-be king, David, and was even willing to kill his own heir-apparent, Jonathan, to ensure that his throne not be shaken. Saul’s breach of character was obviously a door to torment. And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him. 1 Sam 16:23 (NKJ) Saul’s mind, emotions and most likely his conscience were vulnerable to demonic disturbance. Although God did not cause the breach, neither did He guard the open door in Saul’s soul. God did however, intervene when Saul sought His presence. Saul could feel the difference God’s presence made, but it was still up to him to close the door. To repair the breach, Saul would have to humble himself and repent and give God the throne of his life as well as the throne of the nation. As surely as Jonathan maintained strong, Godly character, King Saul stayed consistent in his lack thereof. In fact, I believe one of Saul’s greatest grinds was that Jonathan was a man of character instead of a chip off the old block! Saul’s selfish pride was bigger than his love for his son and big enough to take him down. We don’t know when or why Saul decided that he was “all that and a sack of chips,” but we do know that pride will breach character. Perhaps being head and shoulders above everyone else made him feel superior. On perhaps, the other extreme, his fear of the people (1 Sam 15:24) was a sign of inferior feelings and deep insecurities, and pride became his antidote. Whatever his path to pride, it became his path to downfall. The word warns that pride comes before a fall and I think it is safe to say that big pride comes before a big fall. King Saul did not fear God and pride was his door to destruction. Sometimes we forget that we are made in the image of our Creator God. So when we create our own monsters and our own downfall, we transfer the credit to God, the devil or someone else. That way we feel like a victim instead of a perpetrator. The problem is that if we are victims, we ignore our need to repent. Instead of changing, we sit in the ruins expecting God to do what we will not do ourselves. Saul could not find someone else to blame for the breaches of his soul and character, and neither can we. In 2012, may we fear God and humble ourselves before Him that we will have the godly character to cooperate and not hinder His intent and instructions. May the year be marked by sons willingly participating in the changes necessary to see His Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. (We can email you a list of Kathy’s books and CDs. She will be speaking at SEEC InterAct on Feb.18)


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We are told by those who follow and teach the meaning of the Hebrew calendar, that this Hebrew year, 5772, is the YEAR OF THE HOUSE which is transparently reflexed into the Roman year 2012. The Bible has much to say about the different kinds of houses affecting the lives of God’s people. Being aware of this subject leads me to Ps 127:1, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it….” In Matt 7:24-27 Jesus gives a parable concerning the building of houses, “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of mine and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” I believe this year God is seeking to restore His house, our house, and the houses of the nations to righteousness. We are His house; His dwelling place; the temple of the Holy Spirit. A house is a functioning place for families. A house is a place for spiritual activity and relationships like the church house. A house is the place of legislation and legal rule such as the House of Representatives in our government or state house. A house is a shelter from storms; a place of protection. A house is a place of business which could be one’s ministry. In 2012 God wants to set our life’s houses in order; so we are able to function effectively in His kingdom: the house of your soul, the house of your family, the house of your spiritual relationships, the houses of government and rule in the nations, and the house of your ministry. We are living in the day of His coming. The question in this article is “Are the houses of your life in order?” The House Of The Body, Soul And Spirit The first house God wants to restore to righteousness is the house of the body,


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soul, and spirit. Paul says in 1Cor 3:16-17, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God (or house of God) and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.” This is a very sober thought. If you are a child of God then you are particularly accountable for what you participate in and allow absorbed into your body and mind. What you eat, think, and let influence you determines what kind of person you will be. God has given each of us stewardship over our body and soul. We are responsible to God for how we develop it for His glory. There is great need for God’s people to take inventory of how they are living in this hour; especially those in leadership in His kingdom. It has been revealed that many people in critical positions in the church are living lives beneath their trust as a leader. Many are practicing in acts of the flesh listed in Gal 5:19-21: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outburst of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like. Some would say, “These are characteristic of individuals outside the Body of Christ.” But we are seeing them manifested in God’s house (the church). It says that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. They who allow these fleshly acts are living in danger of judgment by the Holy Spirit. Pornography has a stronghold in the minds of many. It is time for God’s people to repent and cleanse the house of their body and mind. Paul continues in Gal. 5 to say, “And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh (the house of the individual) with its passions and desires.” He emphasizes the importance of the fruit of the Spirit and lists some of them in verses 22 and 23: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are the manifestation of a sanctified soul. To help us keep our focus on Him, Jesus established the Holy Communion based on His death for our sins, His resurrection, and hope of His coming again. 1Cor 11 Paul writes about the Lord’s Supper. The part of that passage I want to emphasize is in verses 27-32, “So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup [this means before participating in any way in the body of Christ]. For, if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself. That is why many of you are weak and sick and some have even died. But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in any way. Yet we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned along with the world (NLT).” If we are to survive the storms that are coming, we are required to examine the house of our soul and let the Holy Spirit sanctify us completely. This whole thing of house-cleaning begins with God’s people individually. The House Of The Family The next house God wants to restore is the house of the family, which includes biblical marriage and the care and nurturing of children. To structure marriage and family other than how it was established from the beginning is an abomination to God. Marriage and family is losing its true spiritual meaning in our society. God is looking for believers who will stand firm in protecting the house of the family as


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He ordained it. God has not changed His mind about the structure and function of these institutions. We see many families, as it were, with holes in the roof, open gaps in the wall, poor foundations, no heat, and the members of the household living in misery because of political correctness and cold spiritual weather outside. The family is hurting because of man’s manipulation and lack of care and concern. Voices are beginning to be heard crying out for the defense of marriage and family. God bless those who seek to restore the family. In 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Paul lists the character traits of an overseer or deacon. One of these is given in verses 4-5 stating how important it is for a leader to rule his own house well, having his children in submission with reverence. If a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God? The house of the family is God’s training place for righteousness in society. It has fallen extremely below His expectations. It’s time for the renewal of the family structure. A few years past, my wife, Mavis, and I were deeply involved with teaching and ministering in our church and seminars on dysfunctional families, deliverance and inner healing, and ministering to abused women and children. We saw hundreds healed. The power of God is adequate to restore order to the family house. There is a lot of work to be done in the family. This is a harvest field white unto harvest. I believe this year God wants to raise up an army of those who have been set free, with zeal to see signs, wonders, and miracles in marriages, families and healing from abuse. Is your family in order? Healing is available. The House Of The Body of Christ Third is the house of the Body of Christ, the church house; not just a building, but an organism fired up with the glory of God, the manifestations of the Holy Spirit, and the nature of Christ. What kind of shape is this house in now? Is it ready to receive Jesus in its midst or see Him come in glory? I say, “Not.” How many spots and wrinkles need to be removed? (Eph 5:27) Maybe this is the year Christ is going to do a supernatural work in His church. He said He would do a quick work. He has in the past, and it survived. There is a remnant ready to flow and go. Out of this remnant will come a restored church, a new house that will answer the call to righteousness, holiness, and purity; ready to respond to the command of God’s almighty voice. The voice of God is about to be heard in volumes that everyone will hear. It is shaking the earth already. It is time for the house of the Lord to wake up. Judgment is coming to those who will not listen and respond. The House of Israel, God’s congregation in the Old Testament, on several occasions failed to enjoy the fullness of His promises because they failed to listen to His voice and obey His word. Christ will build His Church with or without us - Matthew 16:18-19. It is God’s will that the church take authority and dominion this year. The church can stand firm and resist the Gates of Hell in Holy Spirit power. God is doing a new thing in the church. He is putting it into a new wine skin, as it were, with powerful new anointing and Holy Spirit manifestation of signs, wonders, and miracles. There are new forms of worship, new methods, new technology, the restoring of some things He intended from the beginning. He is raising up a new generation of


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youth with energetic expectations. Denominations are awakening to a fresh move of the Holy Spirit. They are passing from the old to the new. Some are dragging along slowly, but they will catch up when they see what God is doing, or get swallowed up in it all. God is moving forward and bringing His church into a new fullness. Christ’s house, His Body, is going to be a glorious house of splendor. It’s time to get in and help make it happen. This new house God is preparing is more magnificent than the old. It will be the house ready for the coming of Jesus to reign on earth. The House Of The Nations The fourth house is the house of the nations. This is a very difficult house, full of many strongholds. Man’s efforts complicate the condition even more each day. Our nation can’t select candidates for president without stooping to a level of slander. Only God can set this house in order. Praying for our nation, for the selection of leaders, and for Israel is the major focus at this time for God’s people. It isGod’s intervening that will help us survive the coming storms before us. God has promised that His Son, Jesus Christ will come and rule and reign and bring peace to the earth. Until that happens we have to stand in spiritual warfare to overcome. God is able to break through the turmoil and give us victory that will enable us to endure the present circumstance. It’s a constant fight; being alert, watchful, and obedient to the directions of the Holy Spirit. Victory belongs to us. We win. We must build up our faith knowing God has a plan for this mess. He will restore this house. He said in Isaiah 65:17, “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.” John saw this new heaven and earth in Revelation 21:1, “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth passed away….” If John saw it, we will too. That is our hope for eternity. But God is our master builder. He has resources to strengthen us and give us victory in our crisis now. The nations will continue to deteriorate until they recognize the authority of Jesus Christ as Lord and King. God has the power to restore the houses of government: the white house, the state houses, the houses of legislation, courthouses, schoolhouses, business houses, etc. God has a miracle working plan to do just that. It’s our responsibility to fall in line with that plan and to know it by His revelation knowledge. The House Of Our Ministry The fifth house is the house of our ministry. All of God’s people have a calling and ministry. We will give account for how we maintained this house; keeping it in repairs, up to date, and running. This year is the most important year of minis-


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try till now. It is important to stand in the gap and make up the hedge, ready to respond to the call of God for battle. In Timothy 4:2-5 Paul told Timothy, “Peach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths. But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you (NLT). This is the year to bring our houses into order according to the plan of God. It is essential that we know how to hear and recognize the voice of God. He is the only one who has the answers. God has the resources to restore our houses. “… looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (our house).” Heb. 12:2. (Dr. Elwyn Lewis and his wife, Mavis, are overseers of Kingdom Living Church Ministries International. KLCMI is Five Fold teaching and mentoring ministry. Contact: [New Address] 3003 S. Peach Hollow Circle, Pearland, TX 77584 * 713-436-3394: elwynlewis1@sbcglobal.net )

This year will set the course of global affairs for the next 100 years! How the people of God respond in 2012 will lay the groundwork. To be concise, the Church must get out in front of things this year and lead the way forward. We are excited the new year has arrived and believing this is the time when a matured, Kingdom-envisioned Church has awakened and is prepared to keep our focus while avoiding all distractions and deceptions of the past season. As we look toward the November 6th local, state and national elections, I want to direct us to the Word of God -- specifically 1Sam. 16:1-13. Here we gain insight for moving out of the past season and into the next. The prophet Samuel was grieving over Saul's national leadership and was told by God, rather forcefully, to get over his disappointments and move forward! Some in the Church are like Samuel and must move out of their disappointment in the current national leadership. In 2008, many who love America and confess faith in Christ voted from a soulish and not a spiritual or Kingdom perspective. In addition, there was


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high-level spiritual deception operating in 2008 and even the Church was influenced as evidenced in the political and religious arenas. As Samuel, some believers must overcome fear of how others will respond to them as they now take a step forward to see that God's anointed leader is set in. Their declaration will have to be: "I am sacrificing to the Lord in this and not my own preferences, cultural expectations or political persuasions." It's natural to have preferences of political policy, leadership style and voting records. Yet, we see the problem when we operate solely from these and ignore the critical question. Samuel was moved by what he saw and could have made a costly mistake for his nation. We've seen this on the GOP side in 2011 as four or five candidates have surged in the polls for a brief season. This will not produce leaders who can lead us forward locally or nationally. Political pundits say the frontrunners come under greater scrutiny from their opponents and therefore eventually lose ground. As Kingdom-minded people with a Biblical worldview, we understand the role and authority the Church carries in seeing God's anointed one set into their office. The primary question today is: Who has God anointed to lead us forward? Who has God selected for Himself? Samuel overcame his own emotions, the fear of others, the lure of outward appearance, and settled into hearing from God concerning the one He had raised up to lead forward. The nominee must be one the body of Christ can support and one who carries the mantle to lead the nation in this time of economic, social and political uncertainty. Who has God anointed to lead the U.S. while influencing the international scene? There is uncertainty among God's people on this. Ministry leaders are saying they simply can't support some of the GOP candidates. The Church can't sit on the sidelines and be spectators for the next 10 months! Seven things to look for in our 45th President: 1. A proven problem solver. Out of the debris and rubble of high-level problems we often see God elevate a leader who has the ability of bringing resolutions. Today's high level problems are a clear summons for one who has a successful track record of problem solving. The lure of an enthusiastic fresh new leader must not sway us from the timeless principle of the Word: God builds leaders in the midst of difficult situations. 2. One who has played on a team. Never trust a leader who has not participated in some type of team sport or function. The current crisis can't be resolved by an isolated leader. Some leaders are prone to be internally distant and resistant to connecting with others. While good leaders are confident they must realize the importance of surrounding themselves with people of integrity, wisdom and loyalty. 3. One who seeks and implements divine wisdom. We will not emerge from this crisis on the merits of human wisdom or political astuteness. A leader’s spiritual life is of vital importance to their policies, procedures and outcomes. America’s next president must be one who fears God and seeks His wisdom. 4. One who will make difficult decisions in the midst of tremendous opposition. A


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dangerous epidemic has been discovered and even fed in America. This epidemic is one that lives in the minds and emotions of the American people. People expect civil government to provide for their needs while some civil rulers feed this mutual slavery because it offers them security. Our next president, while being elected by the people, must have the strength to say no to the wishes of people including his supporters. 5. One who is a strong leader yet understands how to lead as a priest. America needs someone who leads from a position of recognizing they are under authority and not a dictator. Jesus as high priest could be touched by the people and intercede for them. He is King and Priest. The reason some candidates rose to front runner status in the primaries was due to their being seen as priestly and able to relate well to people. 6. One who will not be ensnared by the pressure to bail people out of problems. The violation of God-given boundaries by civil rulers seeking to become a savior must be stopped. The current economic season has and will continue to drive people, families and businesses into a place of desperation. Desperate people do things they later regret. Out of desperation people will look for leaders to rescue them. From this womb of desperation can come a dictatorial political leader. 7. One who instills a legitimate confidence back in the American people. At great moments in history leaders emerged who instilled confidence into people. Be it military, political, church or national leaders they had the ability to rally people for a cause and mobilize them for unprecedented action. America is at a crossroads and we must have a leaders at the local, state and national levels who instill confidence. Practical ways to respond: Move beyond the persuasion of poll numbers and the pursuit of personal preferences, and prioritize what we all affirm, the power of prayer to move mountains! The Church has been delegated the authority to legislate through our prayers. Now is the time to prioritize and mobilize prayer for the 2012 elections on the local, state and national level as we take action in our: •

Personal prayer times

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Those who have pre-worship prayer sessions

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Use social media as a tool to encourage prayer over elections/nation

(Dr. Hope Taylor serves as Director of International Leadership Embassy in Washington, D.C. He has served many years in leadership for the Regional Minister’s Fellowship, a network of church leaders with a vision for unity in the body of Christ and regional transformation. Hope also serves on the apostolic leadership team of the Federation of Ministers and Churches, an international, apostolic network for churches and leaders. For information about prayer events in Washington: www.ile-dc.org)


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A question that is often asked is: when will the Kingom come? The answer, of course is: the Kingdom is here! Lk 17:20 And when He was demanded of the Pharisees, when the Kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said, "the Kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. The Kingdom of God is invisible and cannot be seen with observation. The Kingdom makes its abode within its heavenly citizen. Jesus said, "Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. Repent means to change your way of thinking. "I am here," Jesus said, "and I have brought the Kingdom with me". In the beginning, God desired to extend His heavenly Kingdom to earth, and it was to be ruled by Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve disobeyed and lost the ownership to the kingdom. Jesus came to restore the Kingdom to the earth. The Pharisees were looking for a natural physical kingdom. The Kingdom of God is not external and physical. It is a spiritual kingdom abiding in the hearts of men. The Kingdom does not come by observation. However, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Spirit-filled Christians should manifest the nature and character of the Kingdom. Many people today do not believe that the Kingdom is a present reality. They believe in a future Kingdom in a future time and for another people. They believe in this future kingdom that Jesus will come back to earth and set up His kingdom. He will build Israel into a mighty force and rule in power. God does not work in this way. God's reign and rule is in the hearts of men. Where Is the Kingdom? John 18:36- Jesus answered, My Kingdom is not of this world: If my kingdom


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were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my Kingdom not from hence. Jesus was saying, "My Kingdom did not originate with this world. My Kingdom doesn't have the values of this world. My Kingdom does not have the same laws that rule this world." Jesus did not say that he did not have a Kingdom. He did not say that he had no servants. He was telling them that His Kingdom did not originate from the world. It neither operated nor was it governed by the laws and rules of the world. The Kingdom of God is a present reality. Luke 17:21-Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. It is not a physical kingdom, but rather, a spiritual Kingdom dwelling within believers who are born again. Jesus did not say that He had no Kingdom. He just explained where it was - dwelling spiritually within the hearts of men. The presence of the Holy Spirit enables us to manifest the Kingdom of God in this earth. It is only if we walk in understanding and complete surrender to the reign and rule of God in our lives, that we can say that "The Kingdom of God is within us". If, then, one only looks for a future kingdom, they dispossess themselves of the power of "The Kingdom within'. Who Is the King of This Kingdom? The only answer to that question can be: JESUS, OF COURSE! Jn 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered; Thou sayest that I am a King. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Everyone that is of the truth heareth my voice. The conversation between Pilate and Jesus clarifies that Jesus is King. He was born to be King. It didn't trouble Rome when Jesus came doing miracles, helping and blessing people. The thing that was troublesome and struck a chord of fear in their hearts was His admission ... "1 am King." Two thousand years later, the world is still bothered when we say Jesus is King. Those who believe that Satan is in charge of the world (he is in charge of "world systems") are quick to point to all the evil and debauchery in the world caused by the rule of Satan. How Do We Enter the Kingdom? One must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God. Entering into the Kingdom of God is impossible without a spiritual rebirth. The new birth is more than just being saved. It is opening up our whole life in surrender to the King. In the Old Covenant, they were delivered by the blood, the water, and the Spirit. Under the New Covenant, we are delivered by the blood, the water, and the Spirit. Being born again and entering into the Kingdom possesses these elements: * Repentance *Receiving Christ *Being baptized *Receiving the Holy Spirit. Repentance: The first step toward being born again is repentance. Repentance is turning from this world. You turn from your sin and all that controls you to a belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance is having a change of mind about the Lord, the way you live, sin, and turning to have faith in Christ. Receiving Christ: You come to the knowledge that Jesus loves you, died for


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you, and you accept Him as your Lord and Savior. Baptism: When immersed in water baptism, you give up your rights. You come into covenant with the one into whose name you are baptized. It's the same as Old Covenant circumcision. In circumcision they were giving up their rights to the one with whom they were making covenant. In Jewish families, a son was not in covenant until he was circumcised. Receiving the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the presence of the glorified Christ among us, to manifest all that Christ is. In this experience, the Holy Spirit comes to empower us to live a Spirit-filled life. The Holy Spirit becomes our teacher, our comforter, and our guide leading and enabling us to walk in the truths of the Kingdom of God. We have no power within ourselves. If we enter into the Kingdom of God, receiving the Holy Spirit is not an option. The Holy Spirit is evidence that I have experienced the reality of yielding my rights and my life to the Lord. When I yield my rights to this glorified Christ and I come under His rule, the on way this will be revealed as light to the world is through the power of the Holy Spirit. In dialogue with Nicodemus, Jesus told him that he must be born again (Jn 3:1-8). Nicodemus was a well-educated man and held a position of great importance. He was trained in Jewish law and theology. Jesus called him a "teacher of Israel" (John 3:10). Nicodemus carne to understand that Jesus was telling him that to enter the Kingdom of God one must be born again in a spiritual birth from above and not a second biological birth. When Israel was under Moses' house, they were baptized at the sea in Moses' name. When they went through the Red Sea and were baptized in Moses' name, it meant that they yielded their rights to Moses. The name into which you are baptized is the one to whom you yield your rights. Many people have been baptized to go to heaven, not understanding they were giving up their rights. In the old, you controlled your life. In water baptism that old man is dead and when you come up out of the water, you come into a new life where your rights are yielded to the one in whose name you were baptized. Peter's Message of the New Birth The people gathered in Jerusalem heard Peter's message and being sorry for their part in the death of Jesus asked, "What shall we do?" (Acts 2:37) They were not thinking about getting their sins forgiven so they could go to heaven. They were asking how they could be saved from this perverted, twisted generation that crucified Christ. Today, there is a perverted, twisted, crooked generation that hates God and is under His wrath. There is a culture that does not operate the way God's Kingdom does. God wants to save us out of this perverted culture and bring us into his Kingdom and into a new culture. Acts 2:38 -Then Peter said unto them: Repent: (have a total change of mind) and be baptized: (give up your rights in water baptism: immersed in water taking on the name of the one into whose name you were baptized) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ: (giving up all your rights and coming into covenant with Jesus Christ) for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the Gift o[the Holy


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Spirit: (the presence of the glorified Christ among us to manifest all that Christ is) Receiving the Holy Spirit is an experience different from the experience of receiving Jesus Christ. Acts 1:8 - But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth. We have no power within ourselves, but we can do all things through Christ, which gives us strength through the power of the Holy Spirit. Those who think Christianity is hard are those who receive Jesus Christ and then try to live an overcoming life out of their own strength. The Kingdom of God is in the power of the Holy Spirit. When we come into a new relationship with Jesus as King, we get a new vision. We get new values and a new openness to the ways of the Kingdom. Most importantly, we have the power of the Holy Spirit enabling us to bring Kingdom values and culture to earthly situations. (This article was taken from Simon Purvis’ manual The Kingdom of God—A Present Reality. For CDs of Pastor Purvis’ messages or to contact him about speaking engagements or to purchase his 160 page study manual on the Kingdom of God, call Word of Life Church at 936-639-2000; Email: wolluf@consolidated.net)

We have started off the year 2012 as many were foreseeing, as the year of coming into the government of God, apostolic foundations, and the divine order of the Father God! I want to start off by giving some of the scriptures from the gospels where Jesus Himself is speaking of the Father. Matt. 11:27- "All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son, except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him." Luke 12:32- "Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom." John 5:19-23- Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the


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Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and show Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son give life to whom He will. For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, THAT ALL SHOULD HONOR THE SON JUST AS THEY HONOR THE FATHER. HE WHO DOES NOT HONOR THE SON DOES NOT HONOR THE FATHER WHO SENT HIM." During the first week of the year, the Lord began to speak to me concerning Honor! Prov. 15:33- The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility. THERE CAN BE NO HONOR GIVEN IF THERE IS NO HUMILITY. WHAT IS TRUE HUMILITY? Well, it must begin with the FEAR OF THE LORD! Prov. 9:10- The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Because we have not perceived the knowledge of the Father, we have not understood humility. Humility is not about appearing weak or how we respond to people externally, it is truly having an "humble mind." Apostle Paul said in Acts 20:17-"serving the Lord with all humility..." The biblical meaning of humility is "modesty, lowliness, humble-mindedness, a sense of moral insignificance, and a humble attitude of unselfish concern for the welfare of others." It is a total absence of arrogance, conceit, and haughtiness. These are the attitudes of Christ found in Phil. 2:5-7a- "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made (emptied Himself of His privileges) Himself of no reputation..." Understanding the relationship in the Godhead between the Father and Son is a key element to understanding relationships in the body of Christ. We have little honor because of a lack of humility. We have not wisdom because of a lack of the fear of the LORD! Isa. 33:6- Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, the strength of salvation; The fear of the LORD is His treasure. That which we treasure, we will honor. Jesus said, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Mt. 6:21) When we understand that this time is about the unveiling of the Father, we will see why the Father honors the Son, because it is the Son that reveals the Father! But if Jesus had not emptied Himself and humbled Himself, He could not have done the will of the Father! Now I would like to bring the emphasis of humility and honor to ministry relationships in the body of Christ. Paul addresses this in Eph.4:1-3- I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which


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you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Before we can come into the unity of the faith (Eph.4:13), we must come into the unity of the Spirit! What must we do to recover this attitude in ministry relationships and the church? We must have the "heart of the Father" revealed in this hour, especially 2012! We are in such a new administration and a new order in the Kingdom that "nothing is remaining the same", and that which has worked in the past, simply is not working now! If humility brings honor, then maturity will bring unity! And, unity is not the goal, unity is a result of the goal of honoring Christ in each other! To do this, I believe, we must see the restoration of true father/son relationships in ministry. And, the only way to see this is the generations being restored in Godly order. Isa. 52:8- Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, With their voices they shall sing together; For they shall see "eye to eye" When the LORD brings back Zion. Isa. 58:12- Those from among you shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called The repairer of the Breach, The restorer of Streets (paths) to Dwell in. The true value of fathers is not just bringing children to birth, but raising them to become sons of God seeing eye to eye, not only in maturity, but humility! True sons of God will honor their fathers, just as the Son honored His Father! When He became fully surrendered to the will of the Father He became obedient to the death, even the death on the cross. This is the same way we gain access to all that we have in Christ. When we willingly suffer the loss of all things to gain Christ, we will humble ourselves in relationships and the Father will exalt us. 1Pet.5:6- Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time... I believe that we are living in the times of restoration of all things... (Acts3:21) To understand that, we must go back to the future! We must look, not only historically, but biblically, how the Father restores and brings back honor and glory to His name! Malachi of old, the last book written in the Old Testament and some 400 years of silence before Christ, begins his message to the priesthood: Mal. 1:6- A son honors his father, and a servant his master; If then I am the (a) Father, Where is my honor? And if I am a Master, where is My reverence? says the LORD of hosts To you priests who despise My name. Yet you say, 'In what way have we despised your name?' They despised Him by offering defiled food on the altar, and saying, The table of the LORD is contemptible. They were willing to offer sacrifices to the LORD that they wouldn't have offered to their governors. In other words, they had no honor for the Lord, so therefore, it didn't matter how they served him. The priests became weary and gave in to this attitude, because of the treachery going on in the


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land! Malachi said you have wearied the LORD in that you say, "Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and He delights in them," Or, "Where is the God of justice?" (Mal. 2:17) Many are doing the same today! We become envious of evil doers, wondering why the LORD doesn't bring justice. But just because justice is not swift does not mean that the Father does not take notice of it. That's when in the middle of the book he begins to prophesy of the coming of John the Baptist to prepare the way of the Lord and to restore all things. And He began the process of setting things in order by declaring the last two verses of Mal. 4:5,6- "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse." And we know, according to Jesus, this was fulfilled in John! He even said, "And if you are willing to receive it, he (John) is Elijah who is to come!" (Matt. 11:10-15) It is John spoken of in Luke 1:16- "And He will turn many of he children of Israel to the Lord their God. He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just (attitude of the righteous), TO MAKE READY A PEOPLE PREPARED FOR THE LORD." So, you may ask, what is the restoration of all things? I believe it is coming Full Circle in the ages so that this generation will see the glory of the latter house just as the first generation church saw it. This is why 2012 is about apostolic alignment and the government of God so that the curse of immaturity may be broken off, not only the people, but the leadership! I have begun using a phrase lately concerning the generational leadership, called: EQUIPPING GENERATIVE LEADERS TO LEAD: TO DO, TEACH, AND SERVE!! The word "generative" means "of the production of offspring; having the power of production or originating." The book of Acts begins with Luke writingThe former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, and then after presenting Himself to the apostles being seen by them for forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to and concerning the kingdom of God! Jesus gave then the answer of men seeking greatness in dealing with James and John concerning who would be great, or sit on His right hand and left hand in the kingdom. Matt. 20:25-28- "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be among you; but whoever desires to be great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave--just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve; and to give His life a ransom for many." That is "true humility" and brought honor to Him from the Father, not only as the Son of God, but as the Son of Man! (Jim Becton ministers in conferences, seminars, local churches and abroad on subjects of the Kingdom of God, the apostolic and prophetic. He relates to ministers and churches throughout the U.S. and is a spiritual father to many. Contact Jim for teaching and training at eaglesvision@att.net)


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Concerning 2012 I have prayed for and am making declarations over people that I have a degree of influence with. I am not attempting to speak beyond my metron (sphere of influence). 1. Partnering For Effect I declare that this year the people of God will be partnering for effect. Ecc 4:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good [more satisfying] reward for their labor; 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 11 Again, if two lie down together, then they have warmth; but how can one be warm alone? 12 And though a man might prevail against him who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken. a.) One set 1,000 to flight but two shall set 10,000 to flight – people of God will experience an exponential factor when partnering in business, ministry, prayer. Jonathan and his armor-bearer partnered for effect and defeated a company of the enemy (1Sam14:6) proclaiming, “The is Lord able to save by many or few.” God is going to use small groups to defeat mighty opposition. b.) The few people in the Christmas story participated in the greatest story of history while being opposed by a powerful king. While a king of much resource and many spies could not locate two adults and one baby, they were found by wealthy kings who had partnered to reach a goal and those kings gave them gifts that were their financial supply for the following two years. c.) “Prayer Partner” will become more than just an ideal that others participate in. One will spark the other on to deeper commitment and accuracy. d.) This will be a season of partnering together with that which was meant to be and a cutting asunder of those things that are not supposed to be partnered.


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2. Recalibrating For A New Era I declare that the people of God are His instruments that are recalibrating to function effectively in a new era. We are not recalibrating for a new season but for a new era; an era has many seasons; “era”: a period of time marked by distinctive character, events, etc.; a date or an event forming the beginning of any distinctive period. We must recalibrate from “dealing with pounds” to ability to “deal with tons,” from ounces to gallons; we must recalibrate our sights from close range to be able to hit targets way down range before they get too close and too dangerous. We are going to recalibrate to see opportunities and people we have never seen. 3. New Industry And Creativity I declare that the people of God will be entering into new industry and gaining new levels of creativity for profit and productivity. a.) Learning new job skills and creating jobs will cause godly people to rise up in the ranks. There will be more profit for the amount of effort being put forth. It will be like the difference of cutting with a dull ax or a sharp ax. b.) People will find joy in their labors. Psa 128:1 A Song of Ascents. BLESSED (HAPPY, to be envied) is everyone who fears, reveres, and worships the Lord, who walks in His ways and lives according to His commandments. [Ps. 1:1, 2.] 2 For you shall eat [the fruit] of the labor of your hands; happy (blessed, enviable) shall you be, and it shall be well with you. (Amp) c.) People of God will inherit the labors of other nations. Psa 105:43 And He brought forth His people with joy, and His chosen ones with gladness and singing, 44 And gave them the lands of the nations [of Canaan], and they reaped the fruits of those peoples' labor, 45 That they might observe His statutes and keep His laws [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them]. (Amp) 4. People Of God Will Be Window-Makers I declare that the people of God will be window-makers in 2012. There are many people who have in front of them walls of impossibility and walls of hopelessness. They cannot, therefore, see any hope for their purpose in the future. But people of God will open up vistas, opportunities, knowledge and a way out of circumstances to people who could not see them before the Lord gave us a word of wisdom for them. People will see hope, clarity and solutions because our relationship with them, our words to them opened what was shut to them before. Window-makers will be window-makers because they will go into the future prepared: 5. People of God Are Going To Learn New Language I declare that the people of God will learn new language in 2012 that will serve to prepare them to be profitable to themselves and others in the future. People of God will learn the language of finance, politics, technology and diplomacy. The sons of Issacaar knew what Israel ought to do for the times (1Chron 12:32).


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May the Lord bless you and prosper you for sowing into the ministry of Marty & Kathy Gabler. Lk 4:43 "I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose." Phi 1:5 [I thank my God] for your fellowship (your sympathetic cooperation and contributions and partnership) in advancing the good news (the Gospel)... (Amplified) They knew the language of finance, politics and science. They were, therefore, profitable to their family, tribe and nation. Jesus had received a mandate from the Father to bring the government of heaven into earth. Because of His time with the Father and His commitment to that mandate, He was able to speak the language of the Kingdom. When Jesus ministered to the man at the pool of Bethesda He spoke language to the man which he had never heard (Jn 5:8) and the result was liberation from a lifetime of infirmity. The language Jesus spoke was addition, multiplication, even creation. The challenges of a new era require our speaking new language. A new culture with a new language has developed all around us in recent years leaving us unable to function profitably and threatening more incapabilities and fear of the future. That culture is the culture of technology. It affects us in every arena of life. People of God will learn the language of technology and not only profit from it as we go into the future but will be able to be successful a that mission field. Learning new language will enable people of God to go beyond their normal boundaries. We will courageously venture out into territory that will yield profits We will speak to people we have rarely or never spoken to and they will understand us. We will learn the language of finance and investment. Though you walk in the midst of trouble, may the Lord revive you; May He stretch forth His hand against the wrath of your enemies, And may His right hand save you. The LORD will accomplish what concerns you; [You declare out loud:] Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. (Taken from Psa 138:7-8) May the Lord grant you good times, happy times, times of celebration. May the Lord cover you and save you from the ignorance, presumption and carelessness of others in 2012. (Contact us for a CD of the full message 2012 Declarations.) Scan these QR Codes with your phone or iPad for more information about Concerning The Kingdom. You can download the free AT&T Scanner from the app store in iTunes.


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Feb. 1 * Willis, TX Grace International Church Pastors: Joe & Virgie Bogue Marty: “Prophecy, The Church And The Present Age * 7pm www.graceic.org * 936-856-2455 Feb. 12 * Houston, TX Global Advance Church Pastors: Luis y Korey Gomez 10:30 * 281-580-8574 12656 Goar Rd. Houston, TX 77077 luis1gomez@hotmail.com Bilingual Service*Spanish/English www.globaladvancechurch.org

Mar. 3 * Frisco, TX Kingdom Life Christian Center 214-618-1500

***Mar. 7-9 * Willis, TX*** CONCERNING THE KINGDOM SEEC 5th Annual Conference Please prayerfully consider attending to receive impartation and equipping for 2012 SPEAKERS: Marty Gabler, Jim Hodges, Dr. Don Crum, Simon Purvis, Jim Becton More details and speaker bios at seecministries.org/special-event/

Mar. 17-18 * Humble, TX Bethesda Christian Center SEEC InterAct * 10am-3pm 20625 Aldine Westfield Teaching,Interaction,Worship,Ministry Humble, TX 77338 *10am-11am Teaching Pastors Steve & Donna Samford *11am-12pm Interaction ch. 281-821-6115 *12pm-1pm Lunch sj-dls@abcglobal.net *1pm-2pm Teaching Special Healing Services * 7pm *2pm-3pm Worship & Ministry Warren Piersol & Marty Gabler Restaurants and Fast Food Nearby Mar. 25 * Lago Vista, TX Christian Faith Church North Shore Fellowship * 6p.m. Pastors Lynn & Linda Burling 20811 Dawn Dr., Ste. 905 502 S. Front St. Lago Vista, TX 78645 Bellville, TX 77418 Info: Don Dickinson Info: 979-865-5464 512-267-2106 cfcbv@swbell.net Feb. 18 * Bellville, TX

Feb. 19 * Bellville, TX Christian Faith Church 10:30a.m. Marty & Kathy Info: 979-865-5464 Mar. 3 * Frisco, TX Kingdom Life Christian Center Pastors Larry & Kathy Burden Shawnee Trail Elementary School 10701 Preston Vineyard Dr Frisco, TX 75035 214-618-1500

Mar. 28-30 * Granbury, TX Brazos Covenant Ministries FMCI Regional Conference Activating the Ecclesia: Restoring Fatherhood and Releasing Sonship www.fmci.org * Off.: 972-283-2262

Website: seecministries.org Email: mail@seecministries.org SEEC Ministries International PO Box 298 Coldspring,TX 77331-0298 Office: 936-653-4108

May the Lord grant you peace and the salvation of your home. May the Lord’s Word prosper in you and may you bring forth fruit to His glory.

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