“Ask of Me, and I Will Give You the Nations for your Inheritance!”
That was the message AL received from God many years ago. Of course, we quickly learned that it was Psalm 2:8. We began quoting it over and over to ourselves and we did begin to travel to the nations. We began to write strong, foundational, Spirit-filled materials for training. We were among the first ministries to go on the Internet still with one goal ~ reaching the world. Now, we have people from around 125 nations visiting us on the web each month.
One powerful promise became our purpose, our goal, our desire. Now I have been to over 90 nations. Our teaching material is in 25 languages. Our teaching with the International School of Ministry (ISOM) is reaching over 140 nations. But we are not satisfied! There is still more to do!
Now the Lord is speaking to us about His Church, the Church He said He would build. The Church that the gates of hell will not prevail against. What is God saying to his body of believers today? How do we reach the lost and dying of this generation both in our nations and the nations of the world. We have just spent two weeks in Hawaii ministering and praying about this.
The Mountain of the Lord
For many years we have been hearing and talking about the Seven Mountains of Influence. And then God began to speak about the Mountain of the Lord, the Eighth Mountain which is the presence of God the Father.
Isaiah 2:2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.
The Church is Destroyed!
In 1949 after the end of the Second World War, we remember as children the concern we felt around us as all missionaries were forced to leave China or put into concentration camps. They spoke at our churches telling of the horrible things they had witnessed. All the Christian leaders were being imprisoned, even killed. The curtain of Communism fell over the country and we heard no more. We thought the Church in China had been destroyed.
But instead, when the curtain lifted, we found the Church was alive and thriving. There is no way to know for sure how many Christians there are today. A low estimate is 30 million, and even with that low estimate, that would mean the church exploded with a 40-fold increase!
What happened? We are still looking for more answers to that question. I have had the privilege of graduating over 25,000 students from the ISOM training program in China.
Feeling God’s Presence
On Monday night, something happened while we were in Hawaii, that has us both so excited. Our friends in Hawaii have a large company in Orange County, California, as well as a smaller branch in Klanea, Hawaii. In their company, they have set aside a room for prayer 24/7 and also have another room which will seat close to 300 people. As we watched on the computer in Hawaii through security cameras, we experienced the awesome power of God being released as a group of intercessors met to pray for our country and however else the Lord led. Prayer is every night from 7 to 10 PM.
As we worshipped, prayed, watched, God was whispering to us, “This is a prototype. Pay attention to what you are experiencing.” Truly God is moving back into the business world when we make a place for Him. And then, just to prove He is God and He is behind this move, on Tuesday with no special promotion, the sales for the company doubled! And this was on the slowest day of the week in their slowest season.
This couple are also in the process of remodeling a building for their business in Hawaii with a large room opened for prayer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A Training Center
We are all praying about starting Kingdom Training Centers in both the Hawaiian and Orange County building in California. The body of Christ needs to be trained! Daniel 11 says, those that know the Lord their God will do mighty exploits. Plans are ongoing for training those that God is calling into each of “The Seven Mountains” of culture under the Eighth Mountain of The Lord.”
Revising our Website
One of the projects we were working on in Hawaii was a full revision of our website. It will be updated to appeal to the younger generation around the world. We have also been revising and adding all of the Scriptures instead of just the references to our Miracle Module series. This series includes:
— Discover Your Destiny
— Commissioned and Authorized
— Living Supernaturally
— Praise and Worship
— Signs and Wonders
Opportunities to Minister
There were many opportunities to minister healing including cancer and a brain tumor. Others were born again and filled with the Holy Spirit. One young man who had just accepted the Lord asked if I would baptize him. Of course, I was happy to do that. Then others wanted to be baptized and a family dinner turned into eight being baptized in the swimming pool at our friend’s home.
Free Material for Download
Our dear friends, Jack and Grace Tuls, continue to go to nation after nation where God tells them to go, meeting with pastors and establishing “Kingdom Training Centers” using our training manuals that have been translated into many languages. Many others are discovering these resources on our website, all free of charge.
An email from Columbia just came in. “Thanks for the materials, the manuals are invaluable resources and we have been developing them with great success. I’m reading your book of the Domain (Destined for Dominion) and I have worked with the internet materials, and they have been a very valuable help for my life and ministry for eight years. We share your vision of the kingdom to expand training centers throughout Colombia. Our Church is missionary and has a global vision and we have offices in 5 other countries. We preach the complete Word of God and with the living Faith of the Holy Spirit.”
On to Malaysia
It is good to be home for a week and this includes our monthly “Fire on The Mountain” revival meeting with Jerame Nelson and Andrew Hopkins. I will continue on the next day for four weeks of ministry in the nation of Malaysia while Joyce will be at home as she continues working on the upgrades of our resources and website.
While in Malaysia, I will be doing meetings in four churches including the church and Bible School we helped start 35 years ago with our spiritual son and daughter, John and Hepsi Ezekiel.
I will be doing a week of teaching in two other Bible Schools in that nation. The first week will be a week of teaching with a Burmese translator at a school started a number of years ago by Sarah Aye, one of our graduates at The School of Acts in Malaysia. After she graduated, she went into the community where many of those like herself, other refugees from Myanmar, are now living. She started winning these Burmese speaking people to Jesus. She started a church that now has around 2,000 in attendance and they are expecting around 3,000 in this year’s conference.
She starts a new full-time Bible School every three months where I will be their week-long teacher again this year.
Her brother, Joshua Aye (now one of our spiritual sons), serves as my interpreter and is an awesome worship leader. Last year, we trained hundreds of their young cell group leaders. These meetings began after they get off work at around 10 PM and go to around 3 AM in the morning. Most of them never sat down, but were leaping up and down shouting “Yes! Yes! Yes!” in Burmese as I ministered the powerful, life-changing truths of God’s Word.
School of Acts
As I have done for the past twenty-five years, I will again be the opening week’s teacher of The School of Acts headed by Dr. Raymond Mooi, with students coming from many nations.
I will again be teaching practical, life-changing foundational truths from God’s Word for both the day and night classes for the whole week after ministering at “HIS Church” on Sunday.
I am already looking forward to the Thursday Breakthrough to Glory Night as we have been doing for many years. God always meets us in such awesome power. Almost all, if not all, end up all over the
floor under the power of God by the end of the evening. I love being the opening week’s teacher as I get to set the pace and move the students into the middle of the Book of Acts.
Your Daily Prayers
A Pastor, Justin Monfort, from a powerful church in Ohio will be joining me for this year’s Malaysia trip. Two others, David Hanashiro from Hawaii and Ken Starr from California and Hawaii, will also be joining me for part of this trip. As always, we ask for your daily prayers for each one of us and for those that we will be ministering to in Malaysia.
Your Financial Partnership
Please pray about what God would have you to do both as an extra special financial gift to help in sending us this month as your missionaries to the nation of Malaysia. And also, if you are not already a regular contributor, please pray about becoming a regular monthly partner to keep us on the front lines of this great end-time harvest.
The cost for travel, developing and paying for the translations and making all of these resources available free of charge keeps stretching our faith. Millions are accessing these resources every year by individuals, churches and ministries in over 125 nations.
Needless to say, we can’t do it alone. We do need your help. God bless you for your obedience to what God is telling you to do.
Your missionaries to the world,
A.L. ‘n Joyce
As Joyce and I watch the news, we are so struck with the lost generation we see on the screen before us. So many have not been taught the truths of God’s Word. They do not know the joy of putting others before themselves. They do not understand it’s better to give than to receive. But it’s not a time to sit back and be judgmental; it’s time for each of us to pray for them – To ask God to reveal Himself to them!
The book of Malachi was written at the end of an age. And we find that the final words of the Old Testament reveal the heart and passion of our Heavenly Father for the younger generation.
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. (Malachi 4:5, 6)
After God spoke these words, there was a period which we call the four-hundred silent years. During this time, it was as though the heavens were closed and there are no recorded words heard from heaven.
Before the birth of John the Baptist, the Angel Gabriel spoke to John’s father Zacharias saying:
He will also go before Him (Jesus) 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, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
The Prophet Elijah
Elijah did and said many things, but one of the most powerful things we see when we look back on his life, is his calling to Elisha. We are reminded of the time when Elijah saw the young man, Elisha, plowing in the field with twelve yokes of oxen. He threw his mantle on him. Elisha followed Elijah and was a faithful servant to him and Elijah was a spiritual father to Elisha. Malachi 4:5,6 is a reference to this relationship.
We see this relationship when Elijah was taken up in the whirlwind. He cried out “My father, my father!” And he received a double portion of the anointing that was on his spiritual father, Elijah.
There are twice as many miracles (28) recorded in the life and ministry of Elisha as were recorded (14) in the life and ministry of his spiritual father, Elijah.
My Beloved Son
After the four-hundred silent years, John the Baptist came and his message was, “There is one coming after me” (Jesus). And when Jesus came to be baptized identifying with the message of John, the heavens were opened, the Holy Spirit descended and The Father broke the silent years saying “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”
God restored the Father-Son relationship, and with it, He restored His presence, power, provision, peace, praise and prosperity. And then came an unprecedented outpouring of signs, wonders and miracles through the ministry of Jesus, the Son of God.
Again, when Jesus took Peter, James and John with him up on the Mount of Transfiguration, the voice of the Father was heard saying “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”
The disciples asked “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” Jesus answered: “Elijah truly is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already …then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.”
Many times in Scripture there is more than one fulfillment of a prophetic passage. We believe this passage in Malachi is one of these times.
Jesus said, Elijah truly is coming, referring to the great and dreadful day of the Lord. He also said, “Elijah has come already” referring to John the Baptist. Today, we are in the midst of a Fathering Reformation.
In Acts 3:19-21 as Peter preached on the day of Pentecost, he spoke of the return of Jesus to this earth: “whom heaven must receive until the time of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.”
Today, God is restoring and turning the hearts of spiritual fathers and mothers to those who are their spiritual sons and daughters. We see this pattern through Scripture as Moses was to Joshua, Samuel was to David, Elijah was to Elisha and Paul was to Timothy.
As this “shift” is taking place, we will no longer be looking at this next generation for what they can do to help us fulfill our vision. Instead we will be saying: “What vision has God given you? And how can we help you fulfill your vision.”
Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 12:28: “And God has set in the Church, first Apostles (Spiritual fathers and mothers laying foundations) secondly prophets, thirdly teachers and after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversity of tongues.”
If we want the “after that,” we must be willing to align ourselves with what must come “before that.”
Isaiah 8:18 says: “Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel.”
When spiritual Father-Son order is restored, “Signs, wonders and miracles” will be restored and blessings released. Then, this next generation will step into the fulfillment of their destiny.
God is revealing to leaders that ministry is not so much about them but on growing the ministry of those coming after them; a generation of sons and daughters. Spiritual fathers and mothers begat spiritual sons and daughters. As Moses was to Joshua, Samuel was to David, Elijah was to Elisha and Paul was to Timothy.
Elijah brought fire down from heaven. He could hear the still small voice of God. He walked in supernatural provision as the ravens brought him bread and meat and the angels brought him cakes and water. He was sent to a fatherless family to bring the widow of Zarephath and her son the miracle of supply. Elisha took up the mantle of Elijah and struck the waters of Jordan and it divided as it had done for Elijah. The sons of the prophets from Jericho exclaimed: “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.” He healed the bad waters of Jericho. He brought life back to the son of the Shunammite woman. He brought healing to Naaman the Leper. He helped a spiritual son get back “the cutting edge” of his axe head. His prophetic ministry warned of danger ahead and received revelation of what the wicked king was speaking in his bedroom.
The first few generations of the church changed the world. However, somewhere along the line we got disconnected from the flow of generational anointing. Our hearts as spiritual fathers and mothers must be turned first. Then, spiritual sons and daughters must get reconnected to those spiritual fathers and mothers; those who are imparting their anointing and gifting into this next generation of faithful sons and daughters in double portion.
This Coming Month
Joyce and I can truthfully say, our hearts have been turned to the younger generations.
This coming month, we are going to be meeting with a group of this young generation in Hawaii to prepare and position ourselves to better reach them. We need to reach them where they are, on their cell phones, I-Pads and other portable devices.
Returning to Malaysia
In the month of May, I will again be the opening week’s teacher at The School of Acts in Malaysia and then teaching another week at a Kingdom training center for a turned-on group of refugees from Myanmar that I have been teaching for the past two years and leaders and students from other churches and Kingdom training centers that we have helped to establish over the past thirty-five years.
All of this is possible because of your faithful partnership with us as we keep going, resourcing, equipping and imparting to a whole new generation; the generation that is going to reach the nations of the world with the gospel of the Kingdom before the soon return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Two Special Needs
We do need your help! Through your faithful prayers and generous giving, you make everything we do possible. We need to reprint the manual Praise and Worship ~ Becoming Worshipers of God at a cost of about $3,000. We also need to purchase AL’s tickets to Malaysia at another cost of about $3,000. Would you pray about helping us meet these two expenses this month?
Your missionaries to the world,
A.L. ‘n Joyce Gill
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From Deep Darkness to the LIght of His Glory
This is certainly a time of deep spiritual darkness. From the unbelievable corruption and spiritual darkness in our own government systems which is coming to light in the United States to the deep darkness of other nations which are allowing radical Islam to infiltrate their culture and are taking a stand against Israel.
But what a wonderful, encouraging word we have in Isaiah 60.
Arise, shine; For your light has come! and the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people;
but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
“Lift up your eyes all around, and see: they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar,
and your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy;
because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
the wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you. (Isaiah 60:1-5)
A major shift has taken place with the passing of Billy Graham. He has preached the gospel of salvation to more people than anyone who has ever lived on this earth.
Billy Graham had a major impact on my life when in the early days of his ministry he came to my hometown of Houston, Texas, and I had the privilege of working in the crusade office with his team and also served as a counselor to those who came forward to accept Jesus as their Savior.
What began as two weeks of meetings lasted for seven weeks as we outgrew the city coliseum and ended up filling Rice Stadium night after night with thousands coming into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Later in the early 60’s, I was an advisor with the Billy Graham team when we packed out the Dome Stadium in Houston with many more coming into salvation through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. How we praise the Lord for all He did during that time!
But today we feel an exciting new shift is taking place. There is a change that is taking place as we move forward from the emphasis on the “Gospel of Salvation” to “The Gospel of The Kingdom.”
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations,
and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14a)
God says, The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. (Isaiah 60:3)
You might feel this could never happen to you but Joyce and I are from very humble, economically poor backgrounds and yet, over the years, He has let us speak and minister to leaders of nations.
He has given us the opportunity to know and visit with the man who was king over the kings of Africa.
We have been a personal friend and frequent advisor to the former president of Zambia, Africa. We have stayed in the statehouse and traveled across his nation in the presidential limousine with a long line of police on motorcycles, body guards, the Minister of Religion, The Minister of Protocol and other dignitaries.
In our travels across that nation we ministered to the heads of the various states, the mayors of cities, to packed out halls of pastors in the daytime and packed our stadiums at night. We were the President’s special guest for the opening of parliament.
We have had the privilege of ministering to the Prime Minister and his wife of a Muslim nation and to be in their home. At that time, he was also the head of the federation of all the Islamic nations of the world.
And doors are still opening. Not because of who we are, but because of Who we represent.
We had a recent meal with our good friend, Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers, who has been serving as the United Nations Ambassador for the Nation of Burundi.
A number of years ago, I was at the Gerald Ford Presidential Library in Michigan and he appointed me as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Golden Rule Initiative of the United Nations.
There are so many changes happening and God wants to prepare others to be used in the political arena. During our time with Dr. Rivers, we discussed plans to start training Ambassadors to be able to minister as advisors to leaders of nations. We are discussing the possibility of training believers to be leaders in the Kingdom here at Big Bear Lake, California. And as we continue seeking God’s will in this area, we would appreciate your prayers.
Isaiah chapter 60 is also full of prophecies of the coming gold and glory. Gold speaks of the great wealth that will finance the great end-time harvest. Verse five speaks of the coming abundance and wealth which will come to us as His kings.
Verse 6 speaks of those who will bring gold and incense.
Verse 9 speaks of our sons coming to bring their silver and gold with them.
Verse 11 speaks of men coming that will bring the wealth of the Gentiles with “kings in procession.”
And verse 17 speaks of our Redeemer bringing gold instead of iron and silver instead of wood.
But above all, Isaiah 60 speaks of the coming glory. It is the knowledge of that coming glory that is going to fill this earth as the waters cover the seas. (Hab 2:14)
It is about the glory of the LORD that will arise and be seen upon us (Isaiah 60:1, 2)
It is about God glorifying the house of His glory (vs. 7)
It is about His glorifying us. (Vs. 9)
It is about the glory of Lebanon coming to us and making the place of our feet glorious. (Vs. 13)
It is about our God who is our glory. (Vs. 19)
And finally it is about each of us bringing glory to Him. (Vs. 21)
Yes, out of the midst of the deep spiritual darkness that has covered the land,
there is a shift that is taking place.
There is arising a glory like this earth has never seen before.
It is going to arise upon those of us who are the kings in the Kingdom.
And with it the hidden riches of the silver and gold in secret places is going
to be revealed to finance the great end-time harvest.
“The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine; says the LORD of hosts. (Haggai 2:8)
I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places,
That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel. (Isaiah 45:3)
On March 8–11, Joyce and I are going to be ministering at the Mother Lode Gold Rush Encounter at Mariposa, California hosted by Henry and Grace Falany. The conference will be held at the Fairgrounds in Mariposa, California which is right on top of the huge rich vein of gold known as “The Mother Lode” which runs over a hundred miles northwest of Mariposa.
The focus of the conference will be on what God is saying about the “Gold” (Both natural and spiritual) for California and the nations from the spiritual heart of California.
We have been experiencing awesome revival at the Fire on The Mountain revival meetings here in Big Bear Lake.
We have overseas ministry trips planned for the majority of April and also in May when I will be ministering again this year in the nation of Malaysia.
All of this is possible because of each of our faithful partners in your prayers and generous giving. God bless you for your faithfulness!
Your missionaries to the world,
A.L. ‘n Joyce
Kingdom Advancing Prayer
As we look around us in this New Year, Joyce and I are so aware of the need for prayer; in our towns, our states and our countries. God is calling us to more and more prayer. It’s time we all move into Kingdom Advancing Prayers.
But what are Kingdom Advancing Prayers?
We know Jesus is the King of Kings spoken about in Revelation 19:16. We have no problem in recognizing Jesus as the King in heaven, but many have failed to recognize it is just as true that we are His kings on earth.
But if we are His kings on earth, are we praying like kings? Are we praying Kingdom advancing prayers? Is there a “Kingdom violence” in our prayers?
The apostle Matthew wrote, From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. (Matthew 11:12)
I was raised in a church in which we were taught the importance of praying, but one day I had to face the fact that my prayers were not usually answered. My prayer list was just growing longer and longer!
I prayed as I had been taught, and what I called prayers were actually telling God about all my problems and then asking Him to fix them. Sometimes I even told Him how I felt this could be done.
Instead of Kingdom advancing prayers, I spent hours in fervent worry calling it prayer. I was trying to make God feel sorry for me so that He would answer my prayers. After all, that was the way I heard almost everyone else pray.
Jesus taught His disciples to pray Kingdom Advancing Prayers.
There was obviously something so different about the way Jesus prayed, that His disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. It came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”
So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. (Luke 11:1, 2)
Prayer is about bringing the Kingdom of God from heaven to earth by what we say when we pray. It has to do with our God-given kingship on earth. In addition to being God’s priests on this earth, He has also made us His kings.
Jesus is the one and only King of each of us as His kings on this earth (Revelation 19:16)
Kings rule by what they say or decree in their realm of authority on earth.
It is all about the gospel of the Kingdom.
Jesus mentioned the “Kingdom of God” or the “Kingdom of Heaven” over a hundred times in scripture. That is more than He spoke on any other subject. When we realize this, it makes the truth that we are His kings on this earth more meaningful.
Kings rule by what they say, by what they decree in their realm of authority on this earth. King Solomon wrote,
By me, Kings reign, and rulers decree justice. (Proverbs 8:15)
When God created mankind out of the dust of the earth (His “New Creations), the first thing He said was,
Let them have dominion over this earth and everything in it (Genesis 1:26-28)
Kings take dominion by what they say or decree. Where the word of a king is, there is power… (Ecclesiastes 8:4)
You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you, and you will pay your vows. You will also declare (decree) a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways. (Job 22:27, 28)
The word of the king is law and cannot be changed.
King Darius loved Daniel, but those that were jealous of Daniel’s favor with the king tricked King Darius into making a decree that if anyone would worship any other God but Darius, he was to be thrown into the lion’s den.
When Daniel prayed to the Lord God of heaven and this was reported to King Darius, the king could not change his decree because the word of the king was the law and could not be changed.
King Darius, in his wisdom, made a second decree. He decreed that The Lord God whom Daniel worshiped continually would deliver Daniel from the mouths of the lions.
Prayer is about what we say.
Jesus taught His disciples that prayer is about what they said. When you pray, say…” Kings take dominion on this earth by what they say, and He taught the disciples to say “Your Kingdom come…”
The word for “come” in the Greek language was the word “ercomehe.” It was used as a command meaning “Come here!”
It was the word Jesus used when he commanded Peter to come out of the boat to walk on the water.
It was the word the Centurion used when he mentioned his authority as the commander of the Roman soldiers in explaining why he asked Jesus to Speak a word only and my servant will be healed! He said in Matthew, chapter eight:
“For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one ‘Go, and he goes; and to another ‘come’ and he comes; and to my servant, “Do this,’ and he does it.”
That word “ercomehe” is a command and is the same word that Jesus used when He taught his disciples to say Your Kingdom come.
The Kingdom of God is not going to come from heaven into our realm of authority on earth until we, as His kings on earth, say it as a command “come!” Come here Kingdom of God!”
Prayer is not begging God to do something.
Prayer is speaking with our God-given authority as His kings on earth commanding the Kingdom of God (righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit) to come from heaven to our realm of authority on earth. It is not going to happen until we learn to pray like the kings He says we are.
Now, instead of telling God all about our problems, Joyce and I walk in confidence that God knows what is on our minds. He knows far more about our situations then we do! We spend time praising Him in the Spirit. We worship Him and set our spirits free to worship Him with our heavenly language. Then suddenly, we know what to say, and what to declare. He gives us His words. When we pray this way, our faith bounds forward. We are not trying to believe for something we want, but rather are speaking the answer He has given us in confidence.
When we look around us there are so many problems. But we can’t allow ourselves to be swallowed up in problems! How much better it is to spend our time thanking Him, praising Him, worshiping Him and letting Him whisper His answer into our spirits.
Many times, we don’t need to wait for His exact words. For example, when someone needs healing, we already know God’s will. His Word says,
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
(3 John 1:2)
We can step out in our God-given authority and say, “Healing Come!” Even as we do this, we are listening for other words to come.
Planning and Moving forward
In December I wrote, “After tests, I had an angiogram on November 30. They found two places where the blood flow in my heart was severely blocked and stents were put in. I am now on my way to full recovery!”
God is faithful! I have been able to resume ministering in the United States and am now involved in planning my next ministry trip to Malaysia.
Joyce and I thank the many believers who have been praying for us during this time! We appreciate your faithful partnership in keeping us going to the nations.
God bless you for your faithfulness through your generous giving. Together we are winning!
Your missionaries to the world,
A.L. ‘n Joyce
A.L. ‘n Joyce Gill
Note: The teaching on Kingdom Advancing Prayers is part of our Kingdom Training Center Manuals on The Authority of the Believer and Prayer, Bringing Heaven to Earth. All the manuals are available free of charge on our website at: www.gillministries.com. You can also download our video and audio teachings on these subjects.
Joy to the Word - The Lord Has Come!
What a wondrous time of year when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior! We are so blessed to know Him, to love Him, to worship Him, to serve Him. The blessings He pours on all our lives are so awesome! This Christmas Season as we look back over the years, we think about the people we have ministered with. The excited faces of believers of almost a hundred nations including India, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Africa, Central and South America and, of course, in our country, the United States. It is exciting as we have seen so many come to know Jesus, to be filled with the Holy Spirit and healed this year. Believers of different nationalities, different races, of every age, of every skin color, but they all have one thing in common – they love God and they can come into His Wondrous presence through His Son, Jesus. As we have ministered with them, we have felt God’s love flow through us to them and we have felt God’s love flow through them to us. Years ago, we ministered in Switzerland with a man from Nigeria. His wife and two sons had been martyred in that country but his face was radiant with his love for Jesus. We have good friends from Cambodia who lived through the horrible times of “the killing fields” – everyone from both of their families were killed, but today their faces radiate their love for God and the Cambodian people who they minister to on a daily basis. We stood last month on the property where our friend’s family home had burned to the ground in one of the tragic California fires. His father had built that home, and though he and his wife have another home where they live now, this place was precious to him. And yet we all knew God was saying, “This is not an end; it is a beginning.” Wow, God, You are so awesome! You took A.L. and Joyce, two shy people, and set them free of overcoming, crippling shyness. You moved them from the boring, natural realm of their lives into the exciting realm of your Spirit. You were born in a manger; you lived your whole life in one small country. You, the incarnate Son of God, gave your life as a sacrifice for all. You rose from that dark, horrible grave to walk this earth once again, and then you ascended to be with your Father. And then you sent the Holy Spirit to live with us, to flow through us to our families, our neighborhoods, and countries. God, Bless your people with conspicuous blessings that the lost of this world will be drawn to You! Joyce and I have been met with a new challenge. Thanksgiving evening I had difficulty breathing and felt a constriction in my chest. After tests, I had an angiogram on November 30. They found two places where the blood flow in my heart was severely blocked and stents were put in. I am now on my way to full recovery! Joyce and I thank the many believers who have been praying for us during this time. We are looking forward to Christmas with a new intensity, so thankful that this problem was caught in time! Thank you for your love and your support! Your missionaries to the nations, A.L. & Joyce Gill
A TIME TO GIVE THANKS
A TIME TO GIVE THANKS
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and Bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations (Psalm 100:4, 5).
This Thanksgiving season, Joyce and my hearts are filled with thanks to the Lord for the great blessings He has showered over us. Years ago, we were in the Philippines ministering in a large park. As darkness settled in, there were thousands of people gathered across the area under soft lights. I taught on God’s Provision for Healing and as I quoted God’s Word, you could feel the Spirit of God moving across the huge gathering. I asked, “How many of you have received healing in your ears?” Hundreds began to cheer and excitedly wave their hands. I asked, “How many of you had pain in your backs and it’s gone?” Another wave of excited cheers filled the atmosphere as hundreds waved their hands and cried out, “It’s me! It’s me! I’m healed!” I went on calling out the healings God was showing me, and hundreds, even thousands realized the healing power of God had come to them. We were in Columbia and as the great Healing Explosion was ending about ten in the evening, there were thousands of people standing all over the great arena. Hundreds of people we had trained all week were ministering healing to their own people. Two doves began to circle the arena again and again. A newscaster was trying to describe it and he finished almost in a whisper, with the awesome words, “But doves don’t fly at night.” One night I was in Las Cruces, New Mexico, ministering in a camp ground in an open pavilion. I was teaching on the love God has for us, and when I finished teaching, I just stood there. God hadn’t told me what to do next. I was teaching – I stopped – and again two doves flew into the meeting. They flew around the pavilion three times and then were gone. The people began to run toward the platform, but collapsed in heaps all over the area. The following days they were all trying to explain what had happened to them. One more story, well ~ two stories in one. We were in Atlanta, Georgia at the Cobb auditorium. I was trying to read Mark 16:17-18, the Great Commission, but Joyce kept interrupting me! “A.L.,” she said, “You know miracles like that stopped happening thousands of years ago.” “But,” I said, or tried to say, as she stopped me again and again. Wow! You could feel the anger of the audience coming against her. Then she raised both hands into the air in a gesture of surrender. “I know, you are just trying to read the Word of God! Please do it again and I won’t interrupt!” I started over again reading, And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. And as I finished reading to the end, lightning struck the building. The lights went out and the dim emergency lights came on. The sound system was gone. The people stood and cheered wildly as they realized the power God wants us to operate in today. Continuing to cheer, they took off and marched all around the auditorium in victory. This is two stories in one, because I was in Malaysia one month later and again was trying to read the Great Commission. Joyce was not there but another brother began to argue with me just as she had. Again you could feel how upset the people were getting when he raised his hands in surrender! I read the passage again, and again, lightning hit the building. The lights went out. The people stood to their feet shouting in praise to God and took off marching around the building.
Who but God!!!
This is what we all want! We want to experience the power of God in our lives and in our meetings. He may come with healing, laughter, angels, doves, gold, lightning. It doesn’t matter; we just want more of Him! In a recent miracle service here in the United States, about a hundred people raised their hands to testify that they had received healing in their bodies as I was releasing the powerful revelation of God’s Word on His Provision for our Healing. It’s God’s Word that is alive and powerful. I am reminded of the time when I was ministering in a remote village in India. The whole village of a thousand or more people were healed and then gave their hearts to Jesus. In this village in India we were told that they had never heard the name of Jesus before. A church was planted and the people said that they would never go back to their idol worship after receiving Jesus as the only true and living way. Joyce and I are so thankful that we have had the privilege of seeing so many lives changed, healed and delivered as we have gone to about a hundred nations preaching the gospel of the Kingdom with signs and wonders following. We have seen God confirm His Word thousands of times sometimes to small groups, other times to crowds of hundreds of thousands in packed stadiums and large open fields. But most of all, we are thankful for the thousands of believers who we have had the privilege of equipping and training to live in the supernatural power and manifestation of the Spirit of God. We have watched as they have boldly started doing the works of Jesus including ministering healing to the sick. Words cannot express our great appreciation to The Lord for the thousands that we have had the privilege of training through our books, manuals, videos, audios, media and television outreaches. These practical, life-changing resources are now available free of charge through our website in twenty-five languages/donate/. Millions are accessing, studying and teaching these resources in churches, Bible schools and in Kingdom Training Centers in many nations.
Fire on The Mountain
Revival Fires are breaking out in Big Bear Lake! Jerame Nelson will be back with us for our next “Fire on The Mountain” revival meeting at 7 PM on Monday, November 27th and you are invited. We are expecting many more life-changing miracles again this month. We are expecting another packed-out crowd, so plan to come early. We are blessed to have Jerame Nelson lead this meeting which will be held in the auditorium of our ministry building. Last month, many came from numerous places; here at Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead and many other towns in California and Nevada. Many received prophetic words; others experienced the healing power of God as many healing miracles took place. Come, expecting your miracle and a mighty outpouring of the Spirit of God.
Younger Generation Upgrade
Joyce and I are scheduled to leave December 7 for an extended time of working with a team of experts in Hawaii on upgrading our Kingdom Training resources to better reach and communicate with the younger generation. For years, our hearts have been turned to this younger group who we feel are the ones who are going to get the job done — reaching this world with “The Gospel of The Kingdom.” God has spoken to our friends in Hawaii to help us with this project. Thousands are downloading and using these “Kingdom Training” resources every year. And our heart is to upgrade our resources to better communicate to this new generation. We ask for your prayers for God’s wisdom and a “Spirit of Creativity” as we are beginning this new expansion of our ministry as we continue to reach out to the many languages, peoples and nations of the world. We ask that you pray for us, too, as we are starting to work on a new course on “The Gospel of The Kingdom.” It is because of your faithful partnership though your prayers and generous giving that we are able to keep expanding the ministry that God has given us to the nations of the world. God bless you for your faithfulness in partnering together with us in this fulfillment of “God’s Great Commission.”
Your missionaries to the world,
A.L. ‘n Joyce
Revival is Breaking Out!
Revival is Breaking Out!
As the meeting continued, others came forward for healing. One young lady who had suffered extreme pain in her body for numerous years took my hand and came out of her wheelchair. She began to walk and we even started to run together. She later testified that she had been completely healed of her extremely painful condition. Deaf ears were opened. Those with many pains in their bodies were healed as Nasir Iqbal and others ministered healing to them. There have been a hundred or more confirmed healing testimonies that have come in. , God continues to move in an awesome way as we keep going ~ preaching The Gospel of The Kingdom in many nations and across this land of America. We are especially blessed by the revival that has broken out here in Big Bear Lake, California. , Words cannot express our excitement and appreciation for each one who is partnering with us in prayer and generous giving as we keep going bringing The Fire and Glory of God’s breathtaking presence across this land and to many nations. , Your missionaries to the world, , A.L. & Joyce Gill
Making Donations a New Way
Forcibly Advancing the Kingdom of God
Forcibly Advancing the Kingdom of God
The Creation of the Kingdom of God
This has been a wonderful month as God has continued to reveal more about the Kingdom of God. It is not just a concept to accept in a general way. It’s more real than what we see around us. It’s more real than the kingdoms we read about in the daily news. In Matthew, we learn that the Kingdom of God was created for us! The kingdom (was) prepared for you from the foundation of the world (25:34). How does that truth affect us? When God created Adam and Eve, the first thing He said about them was Let them have dominion over this earth and everything in it (Genesis 1:26). This was God’s purpose for the creation of mankind. They were created in His likeness to rule and reign, not over each other, but over the earth and everything in it. They were to establish the Kingdom of God on this earth. This “dominion” was lost when Adam and Eve sinned, but God still had a plan. Our destiny was restored when Jesus rose from the dead. He declared: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). And then in Hebrews, we learn that Jesus is waiting for one thing. He is waiting until His enemies are made His footstool. His not going to do this for us. He is waiting for His body to wake up, discover their created purpose and forcibly advance the Kingdom of God on this earth. That is what the writer of the book of Hebrews tells us. This Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool (10:12,13). We have lost so much of what the Bible actually teaches. We have lost so much of the miraculous. We haven’t understood that when we are born-again, we become partakers of the Kingdom of God. At the moment of salvation, we become partners with God. We are to rule and reign over this earth as His representatives. Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God (John 3:3). Jesus said: From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force (Matthew 11:12). In Luke He said: Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19). He also said: I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18). This sounds like war, but we are not to war in the flesh. It’s time to war in the spirit. It’s time the church, which Jesus said He would build, wakes up and steps into its created purpose and forcibly advances His Kingdom using spiritual weapons. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4).
What is the Kingdom of God?
We are given a definition of the Kingdom of God in Romans, For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (14:17). Righteousness: God says if we seek His kingdom and His righteousness, all these things will be added to us. “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33). Peace: 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 (Isaiah 9:6, 7). Joy: Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field (Matthew 13:44). Living in the Kingdom of God, we are to experience righteousness, peace and Joy! There is so much more to learn about the Kingdom of God. As we understand what God has created for us, our lives will change. We will stop thinking of ourselves as victims and begin to see ourselves as victors!
Advancing the Kingdom of God
On the way to Malaysia, I was a keynote speaker at the annual Kingdom Congressional International Alliance Conference in Portland, Oregon and then ministered on Sunday at The Rock of The Harbor Church in Gig Harbor, Washington. I ministered on the subject of Being the Kings of the Kingdom in both of these meetings. As I continued on to Malaysia, I was blessed to have both Charlie Fisher and Nathan French who are two of our powerfully anointed spiritual sons ministering with me. Our ministry in Malaysia began with a three-day conference on The Glory of God where God moved in awesome manifestations of His glory and power. Many were healed and slain under the power of God in these meetings as we all experienced the overwhelming glory of His presence. One of those who attended was a young lady who was completely healed of fourth-stage breast and liver cancer during our meetings there last year. The following weekend we spent three days of ministering in a powerful growing church which included the training of their leaders on How to Hear the Voice of God as we minister in the gifts of The Holy Spirit in our daily lives and ministry. Again, God moved in a powerful way as I ministered on The Gospel of the Kingdom. People were saved, filled with The Holy Spirit and many exciting healing miracles took place. During the week, I had the privilege of ministering to the cell-group leaders of a large Burmese speaking church in Malaysia with about three hundred in attendance. Most of these are refugees from the nation of Burma (now Myanmar) and are the most “turned on” and excited group of young people that I have ever ministered to. They were so hungry and excited for more of God that they never sat down or stopped leaping and shouting during the meetings which lasted until 3 or 3:30 in the morning. During one of these meetings, I ministered on The Love of The Father. At the end as I was hugging them and imparting the Father’s love, most of them were slain under the power of God. I also taught on New Creation Image and The Authority of the Believer and other foundational teachings. The auditorium was packed with 800 or more in attendance as I ministered in their weekly church service on the subject of The Kings of the Kingdom. During this time, I was able to give them 100 packages that Joyce had prepared. These contained copies of all our manuals in both the Burmese and English languages on “thumb drives” so they could download all of our teachings in their own language onto their cell phones and portable devices. During the past month, translation work was begun on our manuals being translated into the Japanese language, as well as more being done and completions on several other languages at an average cost of $3,000 per language. All of this is possible because of faithful partners like you who pray and give so generously to this ministry.
As we write this, we are preparing for our eighteenth annual Mountain Top Encounter. Delegates are coming from around the world for three nights and two days in the awesome, life-changing glory of God. Steve Swanson will again be leading our large and powerfully anointed worship team. Many outstanding prophetic voices will be sharing what God is saying and doing today. Powerful, prophetic words have been given of spiritual mantles being downloaded on those who attend and, as always, we are expecting overwhelming manifestations of God’s glory. I will be the opening nights keynote speaker at this year’s ISOM (International School of Ministry) Conference that is again being held at The Rock Church in San Bernardino, California, October 4–6. This year’s theme is on “Health and Healing” and I am scheduled to do A Miracle Service on Thursday evening. Delegates from the ISOM schools, which include our teachings, will be gathered from the 147 nations where these schools are located. Joyce and I continue to be amazed at all God is doing. We are so thankful He allows us to have a part. We are so thankful for your prayers and your support. You make it all possible! Your missionaries to the world, A.L. ‘n Joyce
The Gospel of Salvation - Or the Gospel of the Kingdom?
Is it the Gospel of Salvation
or the Gospel of the Kingdom?
What did Jesus do? Before leaving this earth, Jesus instructed His disciples: Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15) But which gospel were they to preach? Is there a difference? Is it the gospel of salvation or the gospel of the Kingdom? Jesus said: This gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14) Everywhere Jesus went He was preaching the gospel of the Kingdom. He mentioned the Kingdom of God over a hundred times! This was the subject He talked about the most! So what is the gospel of the Kingdom? Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. (Matthew 4:24) In “the church of our tradition,” the churches we grew up in, we were taught that the power gifts of the Holy Spirit had ceased; that they weren’t needed anymore. These same people taught us that the kingdom of God was off in the distant future sometime after we died. How sad that these two teachings have drained much of the existing church of the power manifestations of God. How exciting it is when we begin to understand that the gospel of Salvation is the entry into the Kingdom of God. But most of the teaching, the emphasis, in the past has left many standing just inside the door having a position with God for all eternity but no understanding of how we are to live today! To define the Kingdom of God would take a whole book. But a simplified definition is: God ruling over, and through, the hearts and lives of those who willingly submit to His authority. Something different happens when we teach the gospel of The Kingdom. In Matthew, we just read that Jesus taught and preached the Kingdom of God healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of diseases. Living in the kingdom of God brings us into the power of God. We have an amazing promise found in Revelation. Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven saying, “The Kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (11:15) When we, the body of Christ, begin to operate in the power of Almighty God, the world around us will change! People, even those within the body, will know what Jesus’ principles for living are. Kings and Priests In Revelation 19:16, Jesus is called The King of kings. If Jesus is the King, who are the kings? We find the answer in Revelation 1:6, God has made us Kings and Priests unto our God. We are both kings and priests in His kingdom – now – today. Priests minister unto The Lord as the early church did in Antioch (Acts 13). They have an intimate relationship as true worshipers of the Lord. Kings of this earth take dominion and rule over the nations they have been given. The first thing God said about Adam and Eve when they were created was “Let them have dominion!”(Genesis 1:26) We know they surrendered the keys of rulership when they sinned. They gave their position to Satan, but Jesus came! He took back the keys and gave them to those who believe in His name! Jesus said: “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19) It is all about the gospel of the Kingdom! The Kingdom of God is brought from heaven to earth as we, His kings on earth, are taking dominion the way God does as the King in Heaven! Another verse in Revelation says, God has made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth. (5:10) In Matthew, Jesus said: from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. (11:12) We, as kings, are to forcibly advance the kingdom of God here on earth as we reign and make kingly decrees. By me, Kings reign, and rulers decree justice. (Proverbs 8:15) The Kingdom of God is not about getting from earth to heaven. Our job now is about bringing the Kingdom of God and the will of God to earth. A Transition Time A few years ago, God spoke to Joyce and I about a transition that had already taken place in the heavenly realm. Jesus came as the sacrificial Lamb to take away the sins of the world. But now, He was getting ready to come back as the Lion of the tribe of Judah to rule and reign! Today, He is saying: Learn to rule and reign with me! Changing our Thinking One day, the disciples came to Jesus and asked Him to teach them how to pray. He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. (Luke 11:1,2) For this prayer to become a reality in our lives, we need to change our thinking; we need to understand what it means to be a king in God’s Kingdom on earth. David is a great example of this. His position in the house of Jesse was that of the youngest son. He was taking care of the sheep; the position of a hireling. He was not even included to see Samuel when he came to anoint the next king. And yet, God had a plan, a call, a destiny and David was anointed by Samuel to one day become the king. Years later, he was anointed as king over Judah and then He was anointed King over all of Israel. Something changed when David received this third and highest level of anointing. We read in 2 Samuel 5: 12, And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that He had exalted His kingdom for his people Israel’s sake. David’s thinking about himself changed. He perceived that he was the king. He recognized, felt, grasped, understood that he was the king established by the Lord. It was not a reward to him for his faithfulness; it was not a position of pride; it was for the sake of the people of Israel. Immediately, all the Philistines came against him and David boldly asked the Lord if He would deliver them into his hands. David went up against the enemy and defeated them and had a great breakthrough saying, “The Lord has broken through my enemies like a breakthrough of water.” We have been established as kings in the Kingdom of God on earth and we need, like David, to “fully perceive” what it means to be a king. A new generation of kings is arising who have moved from just loving God and looking forward to being with Him in heaven some day, to operating in their God-given power to change the world around them. Notice that David was set in as the King of Israel for his people Israel’s sake. The people around us need us to operate in our God-given authority! “And when this “gospel of the Kingdom” has been preached in all the world as a witness to all nations, then the end shall come.”
* More to come next month!
Moving On As I write this, I am leaving to minister as a Keynote Speaker at the annual conference of Kingdom Congressional International Alliance in Portland, Oregon. This is an organization of apostles and prophets who are forcibly advancing the Kingdom of God in the marketplace. Next Sunday (August 27), I am scheduled to minister in Gig Harbor (Seattle area) Washington before continuing on that night for two weeks of ministry in Malaysia. All of this is possible because of your faithful partnership through your prayers and generous giving. Please pray for both myself and for Joyce as she keeps multiplying our ministry through media to nation after nation. I will be back in Big Bear Lake in time for our annual Mountain Top Encounter September 26–28. Registration is free and you are invited for another 3 nights and two days this year in the awesome, life-changing presence of God. We encourage you to contact our office and register early. The cut-off date for the special room rates of only $89.00 per night at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, California is at 5 PM on September 11. You won’t want to miss this year’s Mountain Top Encounter, an intimate, life-changing encounter with God on the Mountain Top! Your missionaries to the world,
Being in the right place at the Right Time
In Psalms 37:23 we read, The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD …
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Mountain Top Encounter - Ministry in Malaysia
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Miracles, Miracles, Miracles
But the funny part of the story is she doesn’t remember how she got home other than when she left the church building. She said she wandered all over the place and couldn’t find her way home. She ended up almost 20 miles away and was on the phone talking to her sister saying, “Nothing here looks familiar.” Her sister said to use her GPS to find her way home. She pushed the “home” button and it told her how to get home. Maggie is 68 years old and has lived here all her life! She lives about one and a half miles from the church! She doesn’t know how she ended up 20 miles away. She said she just turned here and turned there and just wandered around. She said she was glad she had a GPS in her car and a sister who told her to use it!
Justin, the pastor who invited us to come to their church in Celina, wrote: For about twelve years I have been suffering with persistent pain in my neck. Chiropractic treatments had failed to get the pain to go away. But one night in your meetings as we were all shouting praises to God in the Spirit for all of God’s many miracles, the pain was instantly gone.
Another man (Chris) who had been suffering a very serious and painful sinus condition for a long time received the full manifestation of his healing. He sent the following report: The symptoms were slowly getting worse and worse over time. I went to my family doctor a few times over the years and they gave me some antibiotics that helped some but did not solve the problem. I was recommended to a specialist to be evaluated for sinus surgery, but was always hesitant to go down that path. (He wanted to receive his healing from God.) I tried many medicines and natural remedies. Many of them helped manage the symptoms but none of them solved the underlying problem. Over the years, I prayed for healing and asked others to lay hands on me several times. I even received relief for a time when my wife and children prayed for me. Unfortunately, the sinus problems came back to haunt me. But in all this time, God has also been moving in my life to build my faith and dependence on Him. Over the past several months, my symptoms were becoming worse than ever. It was starting to bring me to a point of desperation. It was affecting the way I ate and the way I breathe. It was starting to affect me in ways that made it difficult to feel normal. My symptoms were getting so bad that it was past the point of just affecting my actions; it was starting to take over my thoughts. I had to think about how I could manage my symptoms continually throughout the day. I was starting to live in fear that my sinuses would act up and I would have an embarrassing episode in front of friends or co-workers. I was starting to consider going through with sinus surgery because my condition was becoming unbearable. Day-after-day it was getting worse. I realized that my sickness was making it so that I was no longer living life normally. Before I committed myself to surgery, there was an announcement that A.L. Gill would be coming to our church and that he had a powerful healing ministry. I prayed to God and I told Him that I needed a healing. I told Him that I couldn’t keep on going like I was and that I was believing to receive my healing during this event. I even told Him that if I didn’t receive healing I would have to turn to the doctors and pursue surgery. But I had a great desire to receive my healing from God and not through medicine. Now, I know that you don’t have to have a special event or a famous speaker to receive healing from God, but I also was being told that A.L. has a special anointing for healing in his life. I was getting to a breaking point. So I began to pray and stir up my faith to raise my expectations.
A Good Report
When A.L. came to our church, we did start to see many healings. Praise God for His miraculous power and the love He pours out on us! On Sunday morning, I made my way forward to seek healing from Jesus. I quickly explained my situation to A.L. When he laid hands on me, I felt the anointing and power of God come upon me. I didn’t immediately feel any change in my condition but I did feel full of Gods power and glory! I proclaimed thanks and praise to Jesus, my faith was built up and I believed that the healing was taking place even if I couldn’t tell for sure yet from my symptoms. A few hours later, I truly started to see and feel the truth. My first indication came when I took in a breath and noticed that the air seemed to be filling my lungs more fully. I noticed that I could smell the cleanliness of the air… something that I hadn’t done for a long time. I immediately began to praise and thank Jesus and to tell my family what God had done. The next morning, my thankfulness was renewed again. The first thing I noticed when I woke up in the morning was that I was breathing free and clear; and every time I took a breath, my lungs felt like they were overflowing with so much life and oxygen! The next several days brought more and more of the same. Throughout that day, I couldn’t help but notice that I could breathe normally, I could eat normally and I no longer had to do all the things that I had been doing to manage my symptoms. I was free! I have been continually reminded of God’s grace and His healing power every time I wake up and take my first breath; and every time I take a full breath, I am reminded and I can’t help but praise Jesus for what He has done for me!
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2017 - A Year of Miracles
We believe 2017 is a year of Miracles
God is a God of Miracles!
What an Awesome God We Serve!
2017 The Year of Fulfilled Visions
2017 The Year of Fulfilled Visions
God is speaking powerful, encouraging words to Joyce and I as we are coming into this New Year and we want to share them with you. Say to them, the days are near when every vision will be fulfilled. (Ezekiel 12:23 NIV) Perhaps you, like so many others, have been holding on to a God-given vision for many years. Perhaps you, like so many of us, have been tempted to give up and to let go of your visions. But God is saying to us as we have never heard before that this coming year of 2017 is the year when we are going to see these dreams and visions fulfilled. Even as we entered the new Biblical year of 5777, we felt a major shift and acceleration which will lead to the fulfillment of God’s plans for the “restoration of all things.” Jesus answered and said to them, “Elijah truly is coming first and will restore all things (Matthew 17:11) We believe those of us who are walking in faith and obedience to God are going to see our God-given dreams and visions fulfilled or “coming into fulfillment” during this new year. We believe that this New Year of 2017 will begin with believers delighting themselves in the Lord as never before. Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4)
Immediately after Joyce and I received the baptism in the Holy Spirit in 1972, we found ourselves spending much of our time in delighting ourselves in the Lord in our high praise and intimate worship. We found ourselves becoming more and more focused on the Heart of our Father-God for reaching the nations. He began to give us a vision to reach the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We had both felt called to the mission field in our youth and attended Bible School in preparation for what God had ahead for us in our lives and ministry. But we had lacked the power of the Holy Spirit to be His witnesses. Now, years later when we received more of His power in our lives, suddenly our hearts desire for world evangelism began to increase. Our first mission trip was in 1976 when we went to Hong Kong and The Philippines with Dr. Sumrall and Charles and Frances Hunter. My first trip to India was in 1981 with Pastor John Osteen and our passion for reaching the nations for Jesus Christ kept increasing. God kept positioning us for the fulfillment of the desires of our heart. God gave us a vision for advancing the Kingdom of God in the nations of the world. God took us to Psalm 2:8: Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession. In 1983, we stepped out of our position with Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, and began our international ministry. Immediately, those visions that God had placed in our heart began to come to pass because we had “delighted ourselves in the Lord.” Yes, those visions that God had placed in our hearts have come to pass. We can truly say: “Every vision that God has placed in our hearts is being fulfilled.” We can say with Habakkuk: “Look among the nations and watch – be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you” (Habakkuk 1:5)
Now, God has spoken to our hearts that this New Year will be the year of the fulfillment of God-given visions. Joyce and I love to tell what God has done in our lives. He has taken two shy, poor, unknown people and used them to reach so many, even rulers around the world. We have experienced what God wants to do in the lives of every believer. We know He wants to do this in your life! This is the year of fulfillment! We ask you to join us in delighting yourself in the Lord. Let Him give, renew, and confirm His visions for you! If you haven’t already done so, write your vision ~ your goal down. Simplify it into a couple of sentences and begin to declare it coming to pass in this coming New Year. Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it (Habakkuk 2:2) Then, send this God-given vision to us so that we can join with you in our prayers and decrees for the fulfillment of your vision in this coming year. A friend of ours, who has now gone to be with the Lord, often asked the Lord saying: “Lord, give me a vision so big that You might have to move your little finger to accomplish it!” Again, remember God has spoken to our hearts: “Say to them, the days are near when every vision will be fulfilled.” (Ezekiel 12:23 NIV) As you may already know, our vision and passion for Gill Ministries has been to develop, translate and provide tools for churches and groups in the nations of the world to have the all- important resources to be able to equip every believer to do the works of the ministry (the works of Jesus) and to bring them into the full measure of the stature of Christ Himself. Our passion and vision is that every believer will be equipped to reach their own villages, towns, cities and nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Today, the need keeps increasing for these practical, anointed teaching resources to be translated into more and more languages at considerable cost. We then make these translations available free of charge through our website and media outreaches of the teacher/student manuals in their languages. God has given others the vision and ministry of taking and introducing these powerful and practical teaching resources to spiritual leaders and pastors in nations around the world to help them start Kingdom Training Centers in their churches and ministries. We are also actively involved in the multiplication of these resources through media (the internet, website, literature, audio, video teaching and international television). Our ministry keeps us going to the nations of the world. It has now taken us to 93 nations and some of those over fifty times. We are now making plans to travel to many nations in this coming year. We continue to need your help through faithful prayer and generous monthly giving. Please pray about what God would have you do as a special gift at this time and by your faithful monthly support. Together, we are forcibly advancing the Kingdom of God in the nations of the world. And as you do, don’t forget to send us your vision so we can join with you in prayer for your vision to be fulfilled during this coming New Year. Your missionaries to the world,. A.L. ‘n Joyce
Mountain Top Encounter ~ 2016
Opening with the call to worship ~ Steve Swanson at the keyboard
Glory clouds were seen all three days ~ Jerame Nelson
It was a joyous time ~ Gershom Sikaala
Joy was everwhere!
Dr. Bruce Cook with Dr. Abraham and His Wife from India
A big Thank you to everyone who made this time so special!