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
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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!
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,
A.L. ‘n Joyce Gill
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 …
We were supposed to leave Saturday morning, but Friday night and Saturday morning, everything began to go wrong. Joyce finally said, “A.L. we could cancel this trip. Henry could take your speaking engagement Sunday morning. All the other meetings are Henry and Grace’s.”
But I didn’t feel peace in doing that. We pushed on and finally were able to leave for the drive about three hours later then we intended. Joyce said, “Let’s wear clothes we can wear to the meeting. I feel we will not have time to go to the guest-house first.”
The freeway up the coast was like a long parking lot. We were moving at a very slow pace. Yes, we realized, we will need to go directly to the church. Then, a cutoff we had been looking forward to since it would take us off the slow freeway was closed because of the Whittier Fire near Lake Cachuma. We had to go back to the freeway and the GPS said we would arrive at the church at 8:15. The meeting was scheduled to start at 6:30. We talked to Henry and told him our situation. If it’s that late, we will go to the guest-house we said.
How amazed we were when we arrived at the church at 6:20! We walked in to everyone’s surprise! What had happened? We didn’t know it, but at some point our car was translated and moved through time to get us to the church, not only on time, but early! Henry and I did team-teaching and God worked powerful miracles.
Sunday afternoon the Detwiler Fire started in Mariposa County. It was burning near Henry’s family ranch. The four of us joined together praying for the safety of their family home, but by that evening our prayers were changed to: “Your Kingdom Come. Your Will be done.” We were no longer speaking our desires, our will, and all of us knew it but did not say anything about it.
Monday morning we learned that the house Henry’s father had built was the very first structure to burn. His mother, brother and wife had evacuated and they were safe, but the house and all of their possessions were gone. (They are insured.) Henry and Grace’s home was about 35 miles away and we didn’t think it was in danger, but Henry kept feeling “Go home. You’re going to be needed at home.”
Finally, he asked, “Will you take our meetings Monday night and Tuesday morning?” We did. But far more important, God did!
Before the Falanys got home, the fire was moving in the direction of their home. Soon the whole town of Mariposa was evacuated. Their daughter works in the hospital and she was called in to help with the evacuation and then, because of road closures, could not get back home. Henry and Grace were able to pick up their grandchildren and bring them to their home. By then, they were also under Evacuation Advisory. We helped them get out the word and God’s people began to pray. These are a few words from Henry’s last email,
The fire is still serious and growing in the other 3 directions – 70,000 acres/109 square miles – as of 7 am.”
If we hadn’t been caught in that very slow traffic, we wouldn’t have experienced the wondrous power of God as He translated us through that traffic to arrive at the church an hour and forty-five minutes before we could expect to be there. As a result, many were encouraged to believe for their miracles!
There were also many miracles Tuesday morning as we ministered on “The Glory of God” in the Healing Rooms in Santa Maria. After the meeting, we left with people who were slain under the awesome healing presence of God still laying on the floor. Rick Taylor, who is the International Director of the Healing Rooms, took us to see other parts of their building. After some time had passed, we were back in the entrance area getting ready to leave when our attention was drawn to a lady who was standing there obviously in a lot of pain in her lower back. She had suffered the intense pain for 46 years and on a scale of 1 to 10, she said the pain level was about 8. “But I don’t want to bother you,” she stated several times. We all began to pray in the Spirit and Joyce stepped closer to her and put her hands on both sides of her face. She began to command the spine to relax – for every vertebrae, disc, muscle, and tendon to come into perfect alignment with the will of God. Joyce felt a small circular movement, like a small, gentle tornado, begin in her neck and then start moving down her spine. Suddenly she crumpled to the floor, half sitting against a couch. Rick leaned close and asked, “What happened to the pain?”
She whispered back as she was weeping: “It’s gone!” After 46 years of intense pain, she was instantly healed! Joyce said later, “I was holding her in my hands, feeling God moving down her spine, when suddenly she wasn’t there! She was on the floor.”
No Bells and Whistles
Joyce and I are leaving this week for two weeks of ministry in Texas. We will be back in Southern California for a short time for ministry in Burbank and Glendale. Then leaving for the KCIA (Kingdom Congressional International Alliance) conference in Portland, Oregon where I will be speaking again this year. I will also be ministering at a church in Gig Harbor, Washington, before leaving for two weeks in Malaysia.
I have never experienced such excitement among the students as I did last year among these refugee students from Myanmar. Many are now coming back for three months of advanced training. A tremendous revival has broken out.
I will be arriving back home in mid-September two weeks before our annual Mountain Top Encounter. Again this year we are expecting another three nights and two days in the awesome, life-changing presence and glory of God.
Registration is free but be sure to register early to reserve your seats. We will meet again in the ballroom of “The Lodge at Big Bear Lake” a Holiday Inn Resort. There is also a special room rate at the hotel for those registering by the cut-off date of September 11, 2017.
Your missionaries to the world,
A.L. ‘n Joyce Gill
Mountain Top Encounter ~ Big Bear Lake, California
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and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)
Revelation for Provision
2. There was the provision as God led them through the wilderness with just enough for each day.
3. Then there was the provision in the land where there was an abundance of good things, a land “flowing with milk and honey, a land of sowing and reaping.”
Make God your Senior Partner!
and increase the fruits of your righteousness (2 Corinthians 9:6,7,10)
Sowing in Rich Soil
We have learned to: Hear from God and give what He says give, and give it where He says.
Your missionaries to the world,
Miracles, Miracles, Miracles
Pastor Bobby from the Cleveland area wrote: Maggie said she had a growth that kept her from being able to breathe through her nose and now it is open. She can breathe through her nose again.
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!
and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!”
Now that I have received a healing miracle in my life, I feel emboldened to lay hands on the sick and to believe with an empowered faith for the healing that Jesus has won for us. (Mathew 10:8)
If you don’t already have a copy of our manual, God’s Provision for Healing, we encourage you to order your personal copy. It is on the subject of Receiving and Ministering God’s Healing Power. This, along with our eleven other manuals available in twenty-five languages, are being used by individuals, churches, Bible Schools and Kingdom Training Centers that have been established in many churches and nations around the world. These resources (teacher/student manuals, video and audio teachings) are all available through our website:
We believe every local church needs to be actively fulfilling the important words Paul wrote to the Ephesians about Jesus: And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; (Ephesians 4:11-13).
Your faithful partnership is needed now to keep us going to the nations (193 so far and some of these over 50 times). God bless you for your generous tax deductible offerings!
Your missionaries to the world,
A.L. ‘n Joyce Gill
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
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!
Coming into His Presence
Coming Into His Presence
As we are writing this letter, we have just come from experiencing the awesome presence of God during the Mountain Top Encounter, and now pressing in, interceding for our nation at this tremendous time of turmoil with the election only a few short days away. What a contrast between good and evil!
During the Encounter, when we extended our hands toward the flag of the United States and prayed there was a powerful surge of God’s power. God has promised us that if His people, the people called by His name, would humble themselves and pray, He would heal their land.
As we enter into this time of giving Him thanks for the many wonderful things He has done and of celebrating His birth, we are so reminded that there is only one answer for our nation – for the world – and that is Jesus.
A New Breed
God spoke through two different ministers during the Encounter, that we were coming back to the beginning, back to the Garden; that He was raising up a new breed of believers; believers who would know how to come into His presence and hear from Him and then do mighty exploits. His Word declares that it is those who know the Lord their God who will do mighty exploits. So the secret is in knowing Him.
Through the blood of Jesus, men, women, and children can entering into a close relationship with God. This is what Jesus has done for us! Through the new birth, He has taken away our sins and our defeats and set us free to do mighty exploits.Going back to the beginning of mankind, we are reminded that God created Adam and Eve in His image. They were created to rule and reign with Him. They were created to subdue this earth and everything that was in it. But most important, Adam and Eve were created to spend time being with God. Ever since Adam and Eve lost that privilege, men and women have had a deep hunger to have an intimate relationship with God.
Jesus said we were to pray, “Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
What is this we are hearing so much about – the glory of God? And how do we come into His presence?
According to Acts 7:2, God is the God of Glory. Glory is the supreme perfection of the manifested nature and presence of God.
In Genesis we learn that God created Adam and Eve in the image and glory of God; that they were clothed in His glory. They were put in the Garden East of Eden, a place where God’s glory was manifested on earth as it is in heaven. How awesome that God the Creator of the whole universe, would come down in the cool of the day to walk with a man and a woman in this garden.
We read that when Adam and Eve sinned, they fell short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Their covering of glory was gone and they were left naked and ashamed. When God came down to walk with them they now hid themselves from Him. They tried to cover their shame with fig leaves. And men and women today are still trying to hide their shame with their own methods.
Today, God is restoring His glory to His new creation beings on earth.
We can never be all that we were created to be until His glory has been restored in our lives. That is his will for us. Then we will experience face-to-face intimacy with God Himself in our daily lives.
God is the Restorer of All Things
The prophet Isaiah wrote, O Lord, by these things men live; and in all these things is the life of my spirit; so You will restore me and make me live. (38:16).
In Malachi we read how God will send the Spirit of Elijah to restore all things. “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD” (4:5)
Jesus said, Elijah truly is coming first and will restore all things (Matthew 17:11). Full restoration can only come from God.
God Desires Intimacy with Us
God created Adam and Eve for intimacy with Himself and He still desires intimacy, face to face fellowship with His new creations. David wrote, “When you said, ‘Seek my face,’ My heart said to You, ‘Your face Lord, I will seek.’” (Psalm 27:4).
Notice that it was first God Who said, Seek my face. But David also desired the intimacy that Adam and Eve had with God as they walked and talked with Him. Today, just like David, there are people who desire that same daily face-to-face experience of walking and talking with God.
In Malaysia, Taiwan, China and the United States
This past month as I have ministered in Malaysia, in Taiwan, and in both Northern and Southern China, I have felt the hunger of God’s people. I have taught everywhere I have gone on coming into His presence and many have been instantly healed as they have taken “a walk” with me into the awesome glory of God’s presence. One man told me of being healed eighteen years ago as he walked into God’s presence. His healing is still there!
My meetings in Taiwan were right in the middle of a major Typhoon. The city of Taipei was closed down with downed trees blocking the roads, and yet the people were so hungry, they came in the middle of the storm and the attendance kept growing as we moved from church to church each night.
Again in the nation of China, God moved in awesome power both in the North of Beijing and in the far South. In one meeting hundreds packed into a big hall behind the pastor’s home. Close to forty people came forward to accept Jesus as Savior and then hundreds of others joined them in receiving the baptism in the Holy Spirit. This was followed by many receiving remarkable healing miracles in their bodies.
Many times I would teach for three hours in the mornings, again in the afternoons, and again at night. God gave me supernatural strength day after day. It has been another awesome month.
Since returning home, the same things have been happening wherever we go. Manywere healed as they “took a walk in the Garden of God Presence” as we ministered at the Fire and Glory Outpouring in San Diego, at a church in Victorville, and at the final meeting of the three-day Mountain Top Encounter this past week at Big Bear Lake, California.
When the glory of God’s presence came in, some saw a cloud. Joyce extended her hand in prayer and felt a cool refreshing moisture as her hand entered into the glory realm.
We expect the same will happen this Saturday as we minister to a large group of Koreans in a church in “Korea Town” near downtown Los Angeles.
We have been experiencing what Ezekiel experienced: “…I looked, and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD; and I fell on my face” (Ezekiel 44:4).
What ever the outcome of the election in the United States, we know thousands of Christians have been praying. We know we have agreed together in prayer for our country, and God has promised us that if two or three of us agree on anything, it shall be done. God is going to heal our land. It will not be through a Democrat or a Republican, it will be through the hand of God. Our trust is in Him!
One Sunday morning as we were driving into Sedona to minister, Joyce saw Jesus as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. She saw just His head and feet, but the vision filled the whole horizon. She was so awestruck she didn’t say a word about what she saw for several hours. Later she said she was impressed with two things – the total love and acceptance in His eyes and His immense size.
Our God is an awesome God!
We Need Your Help!
As Joyce and I look around we realize many of our friends and donors have gone to be with Jesus. But God has us continuing on teaching believers everywhere about the awesome power of God and His desire to work through their hands.
Please pray about sending an extra special offering this month. It is by your faithful prayers and generous offerings, that we are able to keep going to the nations and reaching out to so many who are hungry for more of God’s awesome presence.
Please pray about becoming a regular monthly partner with Gill Ministries. We pray for our faithful donors every day. Together we are reaching multitudes around the world with the life-changing truths of God’s Word as it is confirmed with signs, wonders and miracles.
Your missionaries to the world,
A.L. ‘n Joyce
Walking into the Glory
Walking in the Glory
Church Camp at Port Dixon
AL wanted to write you about all the miracles that are happening in Malaysia, but he is ministering several times a day and there is just no time to write. I have to agree with him that preparation for ministry and ministry is what he should be doing now.
We have been ministering on the wonderful effects of spending time in praise and worship for several years. How, when we do that, the presence of God comes and miracles happen. Not through the laying of hands but just through people coming into the presence, the glory of God.
Coming Into His Presence
I experienced this years ago. After testing, they told me I had cancer. A.L. was leaving for a ministry trip to Africa and he said, “I’ll cancel my trip! I’ll stay home so we can fight this thing together!” But we both knew immediately that wasn’t what God wanted us to do.
“No,” I said, “we can’t do that. You go on to Africa.” I did well by myself for about a week and then I felt my faith begin to waver. Fear was trying to come in, and faith and fear cannot exist together. There’s no distance in the spirit realm and I knew A.L. was praying with me, but I needed more. I called some friends and on Sunday morning we drove about two hours to a church that was strong in both praise and worship. I was on the front row, but I without realizing it, had moved away from everyone. I had physically moved closer and closer to God as we worshiped.
Suddenly, God said to me, “You’re in my presence.”
“Yes.” I whispered back in awesome wonder. I was standing in the throne room of heaven.
“Can cancer be in my presence?” He asked.
“No! I answered, and I knew immediately the cancer was gone! A.L. and I experienced the awesome, wonderful, powerful presence of God!
Port Dixon, Malaysia
A.L. traveled to Port Dixon, Malaysia last week. The pastor shared how he had “walked in the garden of God’s presence with him” at the School of Acts several years ago. “God completely healed me,” he said, “and I’m still completely healed!” He wanted his whole church to experience coming into God’s glory like that and after teaching on moving into the supernatural, they did experience a night of breakthrough.
A.L. sent an email home: It’s 11 pm and I’m back in my room. Many exciting miracles happened tonight as people walked into the glory. One man with kidney failure who was on dialysis was totally healed. Another man who was in intense pain was also completely healed as he took my hand and walked into the presence of God.
I asked many who came with pain, “Do you know where you are?”
As they replied, “I’m in His glory,” they fell out under the glory of God’s presence and were healed. It was an awesome night!
With the Myanmar Students in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This week A.L. is teaching at a new Kingdom Training Center which has been started by graduates from the School of Acts. These are Myanmar students who are now located in KL. He emailed: God moved mightily in the first sessions. First I taught on the love of our Father God. There are over a 100 students and there was no room to bring them forward at the end. I went up the aisles and many were falling back into their seats, into the aisles and on top of one another and many were weeping loudly as God was healing the hurts of the past.
Next I taught on The New Creation and they were shouting as this revelation hit their spirits. After lunch I taught on The Authority of the Believer, and again they were shouting with victory. They are such a receptive group of students.
This church is only a couple of years old, but it has already grown to about 800 people. The pastor, a young lady, a refugee from Myanmar is only in her twenties, but she is a powerhouse. She is also a graduate of the School of Acts, and she knows who she is in Jesus, she knows her authority, and she knows how to do the works of Jesus!
The Gathering Place, the group which meets in our ministry building is growing and has a need for more room for ministry to children. After prayer, we have decided it’s time to cut down the storage space we are using for books. For a time you can get Destined for Dominion, Miracles Are Still Happening, Victory over Deception, The Promise of God’s Name and Out! In the Name of Jesus free! You will be paying just a small amount for shipping. These books have the power to change lives! See the enclosed brochure and call the office to order your copies today!
It is a great time for you to stock up and give these books away!
A.L. and I are so thankful for your prayers and for your financial support. You are an important part of our being able to reach out to others around the world!
Please do continuing to pray for God’s anointing, His strength, His protection, and His wisdom as A.L. continues ministering in Malaysia, Taiwan and China. He will return October 8th just in time for the Mountain Top Encounter October 18th thru the 20th.
Pray about what God would have you do this month to help with the finances of Gill Ministries. When A.L. is overseas he is not ministering in the United States and finances can get low, but God leads people, just like you, to step in and help at this time.
Our prayers are with you!
Joyce and A.L. Gill
After A.L. taught on Prayer, Bringing Heaven to Earth, the students began to pray.
This picture caught their intensity!
And the the power of God came!
A young man told AL this week. “Years ago I was in your meeting because my Dad insisted I come. I told the Lord, I didn’t believe in all this stuff! I’ll give you one week to prove this is of You! Otherwise, I’m out of here! I was sitting on the back row, filled with skepticism and filled with pain in my shoulder. You pointed at me and said ‘God wants to heal that shoulder!’ I walked up to the front where you were and you threw your handkerchief on my shoulder. I found myself on the floor. The pain was gone and from that day until today, I am a different person.” Oh how we love to hear testimonies of what God has done!
Keep Looking Up
Keep Looking Up
I have a message for the body of Christ that I believe was given to me this morning. To the best of my ability I have written it here,
Jesus said: And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.
Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Luke 21:25-28)
Yes, as many are listening to and watching the news and even listening to the “doom and gloom prophecies” that many prophets have been speaking out of their frustration, they have begun “to look down” at the situations in the world and round their lives. They have found themselves full of fear and anxiety.
Yes, there has been an all-out attack of “the enemy” against the righteous, those called to advance the Kingdom of God in the earth today. But it is not time to look down in despair. It is time to look up in a bold confidence to the coming victory, the greatest “breakthrough” for the Church of the Living God.
Jesus said: …the harvest is the end of the age… (Matthew 13:39).
We are coming to the end of this age and have entered into the greatest harvest of souls for the Kingdom of God that this world has ever witnessed. Multitudes, who have been held in the bondage of false religions in many nations are now coming to salvation through Jesus Christ in unprecedented numbers. Mighty outpourings of God’s fire and glory have ignited across our land and in many nations around the world.
The glory of this later house shall be greater than of the former, said the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, said the LORD of hosts (Haggai 2:9).
Yes, “The LORD of Host” has “saved the best wine for last” as the master of the feast said at the wedding feast in John, chapter two.
It is not time to be “looking down” in despair. It is the time to “Look up!” and start declaring this coming time of the greatest day of the Church that Jesus said He would build a church that “the gates of hell will not prevail against.”
It is the time to quit seeing ourselves, and stop speaking about ourselves as “victims.” God has given us power over all the power of the enemy. It is time to start seeing ourselves as the “kings” God says we are.”
And have made us kings and priest to our god; and we shall reign on the earth (Revelation 5:10).
It is time to start speaking like kings and not victims: Where the word of a king is, there is power (Ecclesiastes 8:4).
You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways (Job 22:28).
Perhaps we have been losing the battle because we have been fighting the wrong enemy:
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12).
God created His new creation in His image and for His glory… He is the image and glory of God… (1 Corinthians 11:7).
The first thing God said about His “new creation” reveals His creative purpose for mankind.
In Genesis, God said: “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness: let them have dominion …” and God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it: have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (1:26a, 28)
In Luke, Jesus 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 (10:19).
Perhaps we have been fighting with the wrong weapons.
The Apostle Paul told us: Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints – and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak (Ephesians 6:13-20).
Yes, we are at war. But the only thing the devil can do to us and to our nation is what we as the church of the living God have been letting him do.
It is time for us as the church of the living God to rise up and forcibly advance the Kingdom of God.
Let’s heed the words of Jesus. And 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).
Let’s heed the words of Paul. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:37-39).
It is not a time for frustration and fear. It is not a time to “be looking down.” It is a time to “Look up.” It is a time to hear the voice of Jesus saying: lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! (John 4:35)
As we keep going to the nations of the world, as we keep providing the all-important “tools” for the equipping of believers to reach their own villages, towns, cities and nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ. As you pray for us and make donations to Gill Ministries, you are having an important part as co-laborers and partners with us as together we are forcibly advancing the Kingdom of God on this earth.
Your missionaries to the world,.
A.L. ‘n Joyce
GOD MOVES IN MALAYSIA!
We have just returned from several weeks in the nation of Malaysia and our hearts are overwhelmed with the mighty moves of God that we experienced. It was such a joy to join with leaders there in building up the body of Christ.
In 1984, we were planning a five-week trip to India when God told me to go to Malaysia for an additional two weeks to prepare the people for a move of His Spirit. When God said Malaysia, we said, “Where is Malaysia?” But since that day, we have returned to Malaysia over fifty times. We have met so many wonderful believers, and each time there have been mighty manifestations of the Spirit and power of God.
This past weekend we were in Melaka, where again this year, we ministered three times at Pastor Peter Lim’s Calvary Life Assembly. (This coming July they will be moving into their new 1,200 seat auditorium.)
Saturday night, God moved in a powerful way and many were healed as we ministered on “The Glory of God.” In the two Sunday morning services, we taught on “The Word of the King Has Power” ~ the power that is released in making God-led decrees.
Mountain Top Encounter
Our Next Trip to Asia
Our next trip to Asia will be in September and October. We will again be ministering in Malaysia and then on to the nation of China.
In several of our previous trips to China, we had the privilege of doing graduations that represented 24,000 students who had completed the two-year ISOM (International School of Ministry) program.
As I was the opening speaker for the recent ISOM, many of the leaders of the delegates from the Unregistered Churches in China asked me to come back and minister in their conferences later this Fall.
These leaders included “Uncle” Zhang Rongliang who is the head of the largest of the five major Unregistered Church groups of China. He was the leader that was arrested right after I left about ten years ago and was put back in prison for seven more years.
Sister Han, who pastors 50,000 in China, was also among the leaders who have invited me to come back and minister in China.
Many thousands in China are using our manuals in Chinese.
Breakthroughs in India
God is opening doors in India and we need your help!
During the month of May, Jack, together with our friend, Dr. Abraham Sekhar has been actively presenting our courses to pastors in India. We are still waiting for the final report, but already over 200 pastors have committed to starting Kingdom Training Centers using our manuals in their churches. We expect many more to follow.
While this is a major “open door,” it also places a demand for finances on our ministry for the urgent need to have our ten basic manuals translated into more of the Indian languages. This costs an average of $2,500 per language ($250 per manual). Just this week, Gill Ministries made a commitment of over $3,500 on this project.
We do ask that you, as one of our faithful partners, prayerfully consider sponsoring one of these language translations, or one or more of the manuals translations. Dr. Sekhar heads a fellowship of around 4,000 churches. We have also presented these manuals to Dr. PG Vargis who heads a fellowship of around 10,000 churches in India when I was the speaker for his annual leadership conference last Fall.
Together, we are forcibly advancing the Kingdom of God in many nations.
Your missionaries to the world,
An Encouraging Prophecy
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Then another, “Look at this corruption.”
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I Can Do All Things
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We Are Well Able
Know Who We Are
into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous,
and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid,
all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever. (Revelation 11:15)
Your missionaries to the world,
Ministering in Kathmandu, Nepal, November 2015
Ministering in Kathmandu, Nepal, November 2015
It has been an awesome day of teaching 300 pastors and leaders from 30 churches from all over the nation of Nepal. Some had to circumvent blockades to get here. I taught from morning until around 4:30 this afternoon, with two short breaks, on Supernatural Living through the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Everyone stood to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit for the first time, or for a “refilling.” Soon they were all freely speaking in tongues and didn’t want to stop. The atmosphere was electrifying!
Then I taught on how to operate in all the gifts of the Holy Spirit, followed by the practical “How To’s” of ministering healing to the sick. The Apostle Paul taught us to stir up the gifts by the laying on of hands, and I did lay hands on them, one by one, all 300 who attended. I asked all who needed healing to come to the front of the auditorium, and I then had them lay hands on one another ministering healing. The presence and power of God and the excitement was overwhelming. About 100 raised their hands to indicate that they had received healing in their bodies as these newly-Spirit-baptized-believers laid hands on one another.
There is no way to describe the excitement that was manifested in the hearts and lives of these pastors and leaders. I believe what happened today and will happen tomorrow, is releasing a powerful wave of miracle evangelism that is going to sweep across the nation of Nepal.
(The Lord led me to pay the rent for the use of the church auditorium we used today.) I will be finishing up on Saturday with about 600 in attendance at a special all-day church service that will also include a graduation of ISOM and Bible School students.
I believe this week is having a major impact on the destiny of this nation!
Wow! It’s so good to know what is happening! I keep remembering when Philip Fisherman first came to our home. I looked at A.L. and said, “When are you going to Nepal?” Encouraging him to go around the world again, is not my usually response.
I know this is a God-ordained trip, even if it did mean he would be away from home on both our Anniversary and Thanksgiving this month. It has been a sacrifice, but so worth it when we hear what God is doing. It is so encouraging to have a part in God building up the body of Christ to do the works of Jesus when they hear the truths of God’s Word!
A.L. had to take our personal money to make this trip, but people have been giving, and we are believing for all expenses of this trip to be paid.
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Paid for with Love
As we have let you know in the past few weeks, A.L. and I have been believing that we could pay off the rest of our house loan by the time A.L. turned 80. We have almost no retirement and this goal was important to us.
There were two business deals we were involved in and we believed the money would come from them, but it didn’t. Our plans and our methods didn’t work.
Over the past five years, we have given in many special offerings believing for this money to come, but still we were about $25,000 short of enough to pay off the loan. A.L.’s birthday was fast approaching and we were trying to believe. But, and you know the feeling, our faith was getting very stretched.
A.L. was talking to a good friend, Pastor Henry Falany. After they hung up, Henry was talking to God about our goal and God said, “Henry, you can bring this money in for them.” Have you ever looked around at your own financial situation and said, “But God …” Those of you who know Henry know this is not what he did. He called Pastor Gary Hornsby and others and asked if they would join with him and help us celebrate our birthdays and bring this money in. Pastor Gary said, “Yes, you can count on us.” And he and Debbie offered the use of The Rivers Edge church for the meeting place. They also provided a delicious buffet of food for everyone.
We joined in and sent out letters and emails asking people to pray and be involved in our personal miracle. One of the first donations that came was from a lady whom we met years ago in Africa. She sent $1,000 and asked us to join with her in believing for her flat to sell. It had been on the market a long time. Within days, we received an email from her saying there was an interested buyer.
We received so many outpourings of love; we cannot even begin to tell of them. It would take too many pages… So many told us how we had helped them and what it had meant in their lives. Some thank you notes reminded us of events that happened over 40 years ago. Sometimes, because our ministry is all around the world, we have felt very “cut off” from people we have ministered with, or ministered to; people we love from many nations. Hearing from so many of these people the past few weeks has been so encouraging to us.
As the celebration night was ending, we were about $10,000 short of our goal. Both Henry and Gary said, “This is not the end. I believe the rest of the money is coming in.”
As they were leaving, a couple said, “We’ll be sending $1,000 by PayPal.” (Now we needed $9,000 more — still a large amount.) When we came home Saturday afternoon, A.L. went to the Post Office and there was one envelope in our box. When we opened it, we found a check for $5,000! We were so moved by what God was doing we couldn’t even talk. (Now the amount to reach our goal was $4,000.)
The Falanys were ministering at The Gathering Place Sunday morning. During the morning service, God came in such an awesome way. We started out praising the Lord, and soon the presence of God filled the front of the room. The time to praise the Lord was over. The time to worship was over, and I invited everyone to come to the front and experience the presence of God. They did. It was a time to receive from God — His blessing — His healing – whatever we needed. An explosion for financial miracles just happened! We were planning to take up an offering for the Falanys after they ministered, but God said, ‘Now,” and we all gave. Henry took the mike and told everyone that we were still $3,800 short of our miracle and he asked how much the offering for he and Grace was. He looked at the group and said, “That’s not enough!” Everyone laughed as he continued; “The Gills do not know this but Gracie and I have agreed that anything that was taken up this morning for us would go into our goal of helping them pay off their home. I want this amount doubled for them.” And the people gave again and the amount was doubled.
Then a couple said, “Henry, you and Grace, keep that money. It’s meant for you! Friday night when we asked God how much we could give in the Celebration, God said, “Wait.” This morning He just said we were to give whatever was needed to fulfill the goal.” Everyone rejoiced with us and a wonderful, heartfelt praise filled the room.
Later, sitting in the living room of our “paid for house,” Henry so aptly expressed what had happened; He said, “This house has been paid for with love.” The checks have to clear the banks. The charges and “I.O.U.’s” have to come in and that may take a couple of weeks, but in essence it’s a done deal!
A.L. and I are so humbled. We have experienced an outpouring of love from God’s people that we could never have imagined. We know many gave sacrificially, and we say thank you for every gift, large and small; together they created the miracle. We believe you have sown into a miracle for yourself, just as the first seed was for the selling of a flat.
Now, we are praying this prayer over every person who gave, and we ask you to join us in praying it over others who joined with you in helping us reach our “debt-free” goal.
Father, in the name of Jesus we thank You for what You have done!!! And we thank You for every person who has given so generously to make this miracle possible.
For each person who has given into this “debt-free miracle offering,” We ask, according to your Word, that you open the windows of heaven and pour out such blessings on them that they will not be able to contain it.
Because they have given, we don’t ask for a 30, 60 or even a hundred-fold return, but according to Deuteronomy 1:11 we make this decree:
“May the Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous
than you are, and bless you as He has promised you.”
We speak blessings on your family, on your health, on your vehicles, and on your homes. We speak that debts are supernaturally paid!
In the name of Jesus,
Joyce and A.L.
It is through the help of people like yourself that Gill Ministries
is able to continue ministering around the world.
Please pay about how much the Lord would have you give!
I Am Healed!
That’s how it all started for Joyce and me in 1968. The doctors said I was going to die. The church of our tradition taught that healing miracles had ceased, but God supernaturally healed me!
I remember that day so well. I knew I had felt the power of God surge through my body and I repeated “I am healed” over and over trying to convince my family.
By His Stripes
The prophet Isaiah wrote, By His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5b).
And yet many have been anxiously waiting for Jesus to heal them sometime in the future. His redemptive, healing work was completed two thousand years ago!
Many years ago, the first time I preached on this subject, a lady had come into the auditorium on crutches. One of her feet had been completely crushed in an automobile accident. All the bones were badly mangled, the tissue was greatly swollen and she was in extreme pain. The doctor said there was no hope of saving her foot and had scheduled her to have that foot amputated. However, as I spoke, she received a supernatural revelation of God’s Word. She suddenly knew that Jesus’ healing work for her foot was completed two thousand years ago. As the revelation of that truth leaped into her spirit, she received the total manifestation of her healing. She heard the crushed bones suddenly coming together. The swelling and pain immediately left her foot.
She jumped out into the aisle and began to shout and jump up and down on the foot the doctors had scheduled for amputation. She took off running up and down the aisle, and like the lame man who had been begging all of his life at the temple gate, she was “leaping and walking and praising God.”
“Who has believed our report?”
The fifty-third chapter of the Book of Isaiah begins with these words. Isaiah was getting ready to make a report. And we, like the believers of his day, have a choice. We can believe the report and receive the benefits of the report or we can doubt the report and do without the benefits of the report.
Isaiah continued his report as we read His prophecy of the coming substitutionary work of Jesus in verse 4 and 5.
Surely He has born our griefs (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pains); Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
In 1968, I was 33 years old, my health had broken and the doctor said I was going to die. But God revealed Himself to me as He did to the Children of Israel immediately after He had delivered them from their Egyptian bondage.
“I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians, For I am the LORD who heals you.”
God revealed Himself to His people and it says in Psalm 105:37, And there was not one feeble person among all of His tribes.
I suddenly believed God’s report and was instantly healed; now as we celebrate my 80th birthday, I am still walking in divine health.
“Are You Healed?”
One time as I was preparing to minister on this subject, a little old lady entered the back door with two men holding her up and helping her to a seat. She was obviously suffering intense pain in her body.
As I shared God’s Word on this subject, people’s faith reached out and “believed God’s report.” Many started receiving manifestations of healing all over the auditorium.
At the end, many excitedly testified that they had received their healing as I shared the truth in God’s Word. Their faith had “exploded within them and they believed the report” that by the stripes of Jesus they were already healed.
I then invited others who believed God’s report but still had symptoms of sickness, disease or pain in their bodies to come forward so I could agree with them for the manifestation of their healing. More miracles were happening. Many were being slain under the power of God as I laid hands on them agreeing with them for the manifestation of their healing.
When I reached the middle of the line of people, they had helped that little lady to the front and were still holding her up. She was still grimacing in pain. I asked her what she was believing to receive from God. Instead of answering my question she said: “I have cancer spread all over my body and the doctors have said there is nothing more they can do for me. They have given me only a few more days to live. I am going to die.”
I said: “May I ask you a question?”
“Yes”, she replied.
I asked, “Are you saved?”
“Yes!” she quickly replied.
“That’s great, but how do you know you’re saved?” She told me she had accepted Jesus as her Savior when she was just a young girl.
I continued, “That’s great, but how do you really know you’re saved?”
“Because God’s Word says I am.”
“That’s great! Now can I ask you another question?”
“Are you healed?”
“No, I told you I’m dying of cancer!”
This went back and forth a few more times before she suddenly received the revelation from God that as surely as she could know that she was saved, she could know that because of that same substitutionary redemptive work of Jesus who bore her sins away, she could know that He also bore that cancer for her. Because of the stripes He took on His body, she didn’t have to bear that cancer anymore.
In that moment of revelation, her eyes opened wide and she fell backward under the power of God. I didn’t even touch her. A few moments later she was back on her feet, jumping up and down as she shouted: “I’m healed! I’m really healed!” Then she took off running full speed around the auditorium, running, leaping and praising God.
Oklahoma Supernatural Explosion
This month as I ministered at a church in Oklahoma City at a three- day conference on the subject of healing, dozens came forward during each meeting to testify of the remarkable manifestations of healing that they had received in their bodies as I taught the Word of God on healing in each meeting.
On Saturday night, the front of the auditorium was packed with those who came forward to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. I then called out a word of knowledge for a lady who had a pain in a certain area of her body to come forward. I asked a young lady who had just received the power of the Holy Spirit to lay hands on the lady with the pain. She was instantly healed by the power of God which the young lady had just received. The excitement was overwhelming.
I am looking forward to being back in Oklahoma City in December to do a week-long seminar teaching them how they can minister healing to the sick.
Receiving Your Healing
If you have any sickness, disease or pain in your body, you can receive that manifestation of your healing right now. Remember, by the stripes that Jesus took upon his body, He has already provided for the complete manifestation of the healing of your body. All you need to do is let your faith reach out and “Believe God’s report!” As we write this letter, we are agreeing with you that every symptom of sickness, disease and pain will leave your body.
Now as Joyce and I are turning 80, we have no plans to retire but to keep reaching out to the nations of the world through our travels, television and media outreach. Even now, we are planning an upcoming trip to India and Nepal later this year.
This is all possible because of your faithful partnership through your prayers and generous giving. God bless you for your faithfulness and your obedience to God.
Your missionaries to the world,.
A.L. ‘n Joyce
Joyce and I have asked God that many, even as they read this letter, will have a revelation of what Jesus did for them and receive their healing. May we suggest if you still need healing, that you ask God to open your spirit for a Spirit of Faith as you read this letter again.
It is through the help of people like yourself that Gill Ministries
is able to continue ministering around the world.
Please pay about how much the Lord would have you give!
Miracles in Malaysia
Thirty-two years ago as I was preparing for a ministry trip to India, God spoke to me and said that I was to go to Malaysia. I had to ask, “Where is Malaysia?” But God continued, “Revival is coming to Malaysia.” God soon joined our hearts together with the Malaysian people and since that time I have ministered in Malaysia over fifty times. On that first trip, God supernaturally led me to a family in a remote part of that nation and used me to confirm God’s calling to a couple. Soon, they moved across their country and established a church and a Bible School in the Southern gateway city of that nation.
Later that year, I was asked to be the speaker of a small network of churches in Malaysia. In meeting after meeting the power of God fell and on one occasion as people ran down out of the stands, I remember many being healed as they fell in heaps of bodies under the power of God.
“Equipping the Saints”
As I was preparing for another one of those early trips, God said, “This time I want you to train the believers how to minister healing to the sick.”
God has been speaking to me from Ephesians Chapter Four, that those of us who function in the five-fold ministry are to “equip the saints for the work of the ministry and to bring them into the full measure of the stature of Christ Himself.”
It was the school holiday and almost all the believers and their families from that first church that we had helped plant in Malaysia gathered at a seaside resort for that week. I had the privilege of teaching them how to minister healing to the sick. The excitement was overwhelming as healing miracles began to happen through their hands.
A remarkable healing miracle happened through the hands of a ten-year-old boy. A lady’s finger which was about an inch shorter than her other finger due to an accident instantly grew out as that little boy took her shortened finger in his hand and commanded it to grow out.
The following week, we heard of many miracles that continued to happen through the hands of these believers as they continued back in their home city doing the works of Jesus. When that church opened their doors the following Sunday morning, there was a large group waiting to come in who had met Jesus as Savior that week as a result of believers who had been equipped to do the works of Jesus everywhere they went.
On that trip, God confirmed to me that this was to be His message everywhere I went. First salvation, then the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and then every believer doing the works of Jesus. Since that time, Joyce and I have had the privilege of seeing many remarkable, even creative miracles happening through the hands of believers as we have kept going, now to over ninety nations, teaching believers on how to do the works of Jesus. We are now functioning as a spiritual father and mother to churches and ministries all around the world. Many Kingdom Training centers and churches have been established.
This Month in Malaysia
For the past twenty-one years, I have been teaching at TSOA (The School of Acts) under the leadership of our dear friend, Raymond Mooi. For most of these twenty-one years, I have been the opening week’s teacher of this six-month practical, intensive training school located next to the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Each year for that whole week, I have taught both the day and night classes of TSOA. I have just returned from almost three weeks of ministry in Malaysia that again began with me as the opening week’s teacher at TSOA. Again, the excitement was overwhelming as by the end of that week, the students were excitedly experiencing remarkable miracles happening through their hands.
For the next two weeks, I had the privilege of ministering in numerous churches including churches in Sabah, East Malaysia. Many of these churches have been founded and are now pastored by former students of The School of Acts. Some of these churches have grown to over a thousand members who are now actively doing the works of Jesus in the marketplace and everywhere they live, go and work. These past few weeks have been filled with exciting testimonies of remarkable healings that people received in their bodies as I simply ministered the “Word of Healing” in meeting after meeting.
I have returned home exhausted but overwhelmed with excitement for all that God did during these past three weeks of almost non-stop ministry, both day and night as I traveled across the nation of both East and West Malaysia.
During this coming month of July, we are doing a three-day Healing Conference at The Miracle Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
I will also be ministering at The Gathering Place and teaching at The School of the Holy Spirit which meets at our International Gill Ministries Center here in Big Bear Lake, California.
We are also going back into production of our regular international television broadcast on The Way Television using a satellite network that reaches many nations around the world.
We are now planning to extend our regular television broadcast on what we believe will be a local Time Warner cable network. We are producing these television broadcasts with the help of our son, John, our Producer in the new high-definition video production studio here at our International Gill Ministries Center.
We are also working on plans to minister in India and Nepal later this year. Our training manuals are now being translated into more of the Indian languages and into the language of Nepal in preparation for these meetings which will launch
Kingdom Training Centers in churches across those nations.
And we have also had the privilege of helping financially with the relief work for those who have been so devastated by the recent earthquakes.
80th Birthday Celebration
As both Joyce and I turn 80 this year, we are reminded of how Moses just got started at the age of 80. We feel, too, we are just getting started. There is so much to do before the return of Jesus! My birthday is July 24 and Joyce’s is December 24. Joyce and I were planning on just taking time for a vacation and celebrating our birthdays quietly.
But our dear friends, Henry and Grace Falany, of God, Gold and Glory fame, felt God speak to them to host an 80th Birthday Celebration for us. Each one of you is invited. Henry and Grace Falany are the Service Leaders. Pastors Gary and Debbie Hornsby are the Facility Hosts on July 24 at 7 pm at the Rivers Edge Church in Rancho Cucamonga.
We are looking forward to an exciting evening of celebrating what the Lord has done over these past 60 years of our Spirit-filled ministry around the world.
Finger food, coffee and tea will be served. It would be great if you could notify Henry and Grace Falany if you can join us for this exciting night of celebration. E-mail or call them at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling them at 209.742.6767.
If you cannot attend, consider sending a 2 or 3 minute video to be shown during the service or sending a statement to be read.
If the Lord is leading you to share a short testimony from the platform on how your life has been influenced by our ministry, please contact Henry and Grace ahead of time.
We are expecting a time of dynamic worship and a short word with a release of the power of the Holy Spirit. Please help spread the word for others whose lives have been touched by our ministry and would want to come if they knew about it.
Joyce and I are overwhelmed and so appreciate both Henry and Grace Falany doing this and Pastor’s Gary and Debbie Hornsby joining them and opening their powerful church at a convenient location here in Southern California.
Our “Life-Time Goal”
Joyce and I have a personal “life-time goal” of having our house paid for and being completely out of debt by our 80th birthday. We are about $25,000 short of reaching this goal but we are still believing God for this miracle to take place.
Actually, we had saved up the money to do this a number of years ago but instead used the money to purchase and remodel the facility that is now the Gill Ministries International Offices and Production Studio.
Please prayerfully consider what God would have you do to help us realize this important goal. Gifts can be sent to Gill Ministries by check or online at our website
God bless you for your friendship and for those of you that have been our faithful partners though your prayers and generous giving.
Your missionaries to the world,
A.L. ‘n Joyce
Yes! I want to be part of the Gill’s Miracle and also
wish them Happy 80th Birthday!
Acts of Obedience
In recent newsletters, we have shared about the importance of obeying God through our prophetic words – The Word of the King has Power! and Decree a Thing and it shall be established. This month, God has also been showing us the importance of obeying God through prophetic acts.
Soon after the children of Israel were supernaturally delivered from Egypt, they came to a “no-water” situation. And then when they did come to water, it was bitter.
And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”
So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree.
When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet…”
God told Moses to cast a certain tree into the water. Moses did and the waters were made sweet. It wasn’t reasonable to expect that a tree put in the water would change anything but Moses obeyed. He made a prophetic act of obedience.
California, especially Southern California including Big Bear Lake, has been experiencing a severe drought. We are in a no-water situation and our lake is about twelve feet lower then normal. Baldwin Lake, located at the East end of the valley is completely dry. We know the natural realm is often a sign of what is happening in the realm of the spirit.
There are awesome prophetic words going back to the time of the Azusa Street Prophets and later the Latter Rain Prophets and on until today about the great glory that is going to manifest in Big Bear Valley. There are many prophecies telling how people will be drawn from around the world to the glory of God and how it will flow from this mountain like rivers of gold. It will flow across this land and on to the nations of the world.
Now God is speaking to us about Prophetic Acts
A number of years ago, God brought James Nesbit and his worship team to Big Bear Lake. Before the meeting in the auditorium at the Gill Center in obedience to the Lord, we went out and did prophetic acts at a significant place in the East end of our valley. This included the playing of the drums which speak to the earth and the blowing of shofars and trumpets which speak to the heavenly realm. In obedience, we took communion and put the remainder in the ground. We put salt and oil in the ground, and then took turns driving a golden stake into the ground.
That night, pastors and believers gathered from a number of churches around Big Bear Lake, and after the meeting we were all amazed at what we saw happening in the East end of the valley. James Nesbit and his team joined us after the meeting as we went back to where we had pounded the stake into the ground and we watched in amazement as flashes of lightning were coming, not from above, but coming up from the Eastern entrance of the valley! It was a sign of the coming breakthrough of God’s awesome glory.
As we obeyed God, it would have been easy to feel a little foolish. What if this wasn’t God? What if…
Last week, God brought James Nesbit and his team back to again release the sound of glory in our valley. When they drove past the completely dry, Baldwin Lake, the Lord showed James another prophetic act that we were to do. The glory of God and many prophetic words filled that meeting. And James gave us another “golden stake” and asked us to go to the center of the dry lake and again declare a spiritual awakening to our area and the coming of water.
Several of us went to that place to drive in the golden stake. We prayed and sang in the spirit. There was the “commanding” beat of the drum and the “stop-what you-are-doing” sound of the shofar. The two CD’s containing the prophetic decrees from James along with salt and oil were placed in the ground as we took turns driving in the golden stake. During the gold rush, the miners drove stakes into the ground to mark off their territory. We were marking off our valley for the Kingdom of God.
When we arrived at the center of the lake it was unseasonably warm. But clouds began coming from all directions and gathered over our heads. About a hundred yards out in all directions the sun was shining. Suddenly a strong, cold wind began to blow, and we knew that through our obedience and this prophetic act there had been a change in the spiritual atmosphere. We were speaking to the “dry bones” in this valley to come to life. We were commanding the water to come.
The next day, dancers went to the same place, to do prophetic dances with the waving of flags.
As we wrote earlier, Moses put a tree into the bitter waters at Marah and they became sweet. Elisha, in obedience to God, poured salt into the bitter waters at Jericho and they became sweet. Simple acts of obedience to the Lord and prophetic decrees open the heavens so that the glory of God can come and fill this earth as the waters cover the seas.
When writing our last newsletter, we had just arrived in Messina, Italy, to do a week of meetings including a graduation of twenty-six students who had just completed going through the teachings of our manuals and many of our videos in the Italian language. Erik Kudlis from Connecticut joined in these meetings as we ministered together with our spiritual son and daughter, Phil and Lydia Cannavo. There were believers from two churches and the Bible Schools that the Cannavos have established in Messina. All week God moved in awesome power in these meetings. By the last meeting on Sunday, the church was packed and God’s awesome glory filled the building. Many were healed by the power of God. The Cannavos said they, and all of the believers there, had experienced a mighty breakthrough. It was a turning point in the Spirit for their churches and the people.
Going to Asia
As I write this, I am preparing to leave for Asia. Once again, I will be the opening week’s teacher at The School of Acts where students come from all over Asia and other nations for six months of spiritual training in the powerful life-changing truths of God’s Word. I have been teaching at TSOA in Malaysia for the past thirty years. I especially ask for your prayers for God’s supernatural protection, anointing, health and strength as once again I will be teaching all of the day and night classes for the whole week. In addition to ministering this Sunday at Pastor Raymond Mooi’s church, I am being scheduled to minister at other churches and meetings while I am in Asia.
Starting Again at 80
Eighty is a wonderful year. Moses came out of the desert at the age of 80. Both Joyce and I turn 80 this year. We have no plans to retire. My birthday is July 24 and Joyce’s is December 24. We feel all that we have done in the past has been preparation for what God has ahead.
“Sell the Truck”
Years ago Gill ministries had a $50,000 debt using a “line of credit” at the bank because of having our ten manuals printed at a cost of $10,000 each. We asked others to join with us in prayer. We sowed “seed” believing for the miracle of this debt being paid off by the end of the year. The prophetic word of the Lord came saying, “Sell your truck.” We didn’t understand because the truck belonged to us personally and was only worth a fraction of the amount the ministry owed. Even though we really enjoyed our truck, in obedience to the Lord, we sold the truck and put that money towards the ministries’ debt.
We received another prophetic word from the Lord saying we were to ask our intercessors to pray every day for a month for the debt to be paid off. Others joined us in prayer, but at the end of the month we were still in debt. It had been our policy to live debt free and we paid off our credit cards each month to avoid paying interest. Finally we decided, “If we are not out of debt by the end of the year we are closing our ministry. We are missing God and not doing what He is saying for us to do.”
As the end of the year was approaching, we received a call from friends who gone to the mission field with us numerous times. They said they were both going to retire from their jobs and wanted to start their ministry patterned after ours. We felt awful. How could we tell them that our ministry was a failure and we were closing it? We wanted to be able to encourage them by sowing into their new ministry and felt awful that we didn’t have the money to do that. They invited us to fly to their state and spend some time with them the first week of the New Year.
When we arrived, we were still wondering how we were going to tell them that we were a failure in the ministry. Instead of that happening, they handed us a check for $50,000 which was part of the tithe of an amount that had just been given to their new ministry by a couple who had just sold their business!
Our Personal Goal
For many years, Joyce and my personal goal has been to have our house completely paid for by my 80th birthday — July 24. Gill Ministries has not had the financial resources to pay us for the past two years. Now, less than two months remain before my birthday arrives and we are $25,000 short of our goal.
We have never asked for our personal finances before but this month we are asking you to be part of the miracle we need. $25,000 is a small amount to the Lord, but I must admit, it looks pretty huge to us right now. Will you pray about being part of the miracle we need? And give both Joyce and I a special gift for our 80th birthday?
Bobby and Terry Grapenthin spoke at our Ministry Center on the importance of giving to God and making a vow concerning our finances. They spoke on doing a prophetic act, giving the amount the Lord says, and then making a vow, a decree, of what we are believing God for. We recorded this teaching and would love to send it to all requesting it this month.
Your missionaries to the world,
A.L. and Joyce Gill
Living in the Kingdom
Created to Rule!
God created mankind in His image and breathed His breath of life into them And the first thing God said about His “New Creation” was, “Let them have dominion” (Gen. 1:26,28). God retained dominion over all of heaven and the universe but on earth He gave that authority to mankind.
Even though Adam and Eve were given dominion over the earth and everything in it, they sinned and surrendered that authority to Satan. But Jesus came and won it back!
We are kings on the earth today, and kings rule. Kings make decrees. In Job we read, “You will also decree a thing, and it will be established…” (22:28a). In Ecclesiastes we read, Where the word of a king is, there is power” (8:4a).
Jesus Walked in Authority
Jesus had authority on this earth, not as the Son of God but as “The Son of Man.” (John 5:27). As we read about the ministry of Jesus, we discover that He made bold decrees of authority and dominion everywhere He went.
To the sick man at the Pool of Bethesda he said: “Take up your bed and walk!”
To the man with the withered hand he made a bold decree saying: “Stretch out your hand!”
At the tomb of Lazarus He declared: “Lazarus, come forth!”
And when the storm was tossing the fishing boat they were in to the point the disciples thought they were going to drown. Jesus said just three words: “Peace, be still!”
And Jesus said, “The same works I do, you will do also!”
God Said, Make Decrees
Last weekend we were with Henry and Grace Falany in Mariposa, California. It was an awesome time. For four days, we all heard God saying over and over, “Make decrees.” “Move in prophetic authority.” One night this week, I (Joyce) spent several hours remembering the times God has spoken to us, giving us a particular command or decree and what happened as we spoke that word forth in His power and anointing.
Years ago I was coming out of the dry cleaners and as I looked up at the Anaheim Hills across from the shopping center, I saw a huge grass fire raging out of control. I instantly knew Satan’s plan. There was a ranch which had a ministry to abused children in the nearby canyon and the fire was racing in that direction. God spoke and I forgot I was walking across a parking lot. I forgot there were moving cars around me. I simply pointed at the fire, and declared, “Fire, in the name of Jesus, I command you to stop burning!” Then I hurried on to my car and drove home. The next day the newspaper headline said, “Fire in Anaheim Hills mysteriously stops burning.”
I shared this story with a friend and just a few weeks later another fire was racing up the hillside toward her home. She stood at the end of her driveway and declared “Fire, you cannot touch our property.” She said later it was pretty scary as the fire kept racing towards her, but she held her ground and kept making her decree in the name of Jesus. Finally, just a few yards away, the direction of the wind changed, and the wind changed direction and the fire turned.
A Horrible Destructive Fire
Another time while A.L. was out of the country ministering, there was a horrible forest fire burning towards where we live at Big Bear Lake. They had evacuated the valley and the news media was saying things like: “Big Bear will be gone by morning!”
People around the world were praying. The fire was burning about 60 feet up in the air, going from tree-top to tree-top. It was totally out of control and could only be fought by water and chemical drops from aircraft but night was approaching and the aircraft would be grounded until morning.
There were three prongs to the fire and one was rapidly coming toward the town of Fawnskin on the north shore of the Lake. A friend who had attended our meetings and knew his authority had not evacuated but stayed to take dominion over the fire. He stood looking across the valley toward the fire and commanded it to turn. “In the name of Jesus you can’t burn one building in Fawnskin!” he shouted. And he kept making this decree until he saw the fire stop its rapid approach and turn back.
The second prong of the fire was burning up the mountain behind the ski slopes much closer to our home. The fire chief over that area of the fire told our son the next day, “The fire was racing up the hillside through the forest. The wind was pushing it beyond our control. Suddenly the fire stopped moving forward. The wind was the same, the fuel was the same, but the fire was not moving forward. I yelled to my men, ‘Get your bulldozers moving and clear a strip across the hillside now!’ They did this as the fire stood almost still, and then the fire burned slowly up to the new barrier they had created and stopped.”
He went on to say, “I never believed in God before, but I do now!” But by now the third prong and main center of the fire was raging from tree-top to tree-top at a rapid speed in our direction. The news media said there was no hope, but suddenly a dense fog settled over the whole mountainside covering the fire completely. Even though it never snows that time of the year, it even began to snow. God put His wet blanket over the fire and when the fog lifted the next day, the fire was completely out. The weather man said the moisture had not come from the ocean but that the moisture had mysteriously just come down out of nowhere.
As I drove back home praising the Lord the next day, snow was melting and dripping off the beautiful pine trees and everywhere I looked it was soaking wet. Instead of facing destruction, I spent the day in rejoicing!
Others Are Doing This!
A similar thing had happened years ago when Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ and those at their beautiful Arrowhead Springs facilities took authority over a fire raging toward their property. The fire burned right up to their fence line and then it turned.
Pat Robertson and those at CBN took authority over a hurricane and turned it back out to sea on the East Coast.
A friend in Friendswood, Texas watched the flood waters rising nearer and nearer her home. She had just been in a conference where A.L. had taught on the authority God has given us. She stood on her porch and declared, “No you don’t, Satan! You are not going to flood my home. I take authority over this flood water and say it cannot come into my home!” She said later that the water was actually pilling up in the street, and not flowing into her yard. She stood there lifting up the name of Jesus until the waters began to flow back out toward the Gulf. The neighbor across the street yelled over to her, “I don’t know what you’re doing, but keep doing it!”
We were driving to church one day in a slow misty rain. The roads were very slippery and a car went out of control and was in our lane. We were about to have a head-on collision. A.L. was driving, and he heard the sound, but was looking in the rear view mirror thinking it was behind us. But I saw the car coming right at us and declared, “In the name of Jesus!” There wasn’t time to say anything more. God let me see the gold shield of protection He put in front of our car. The on-coming car slid into that shield and was sent back into its lane. No one was hurt and neither car was damaged.
You could probably join with us in telling wonderful miracles that have happened to you!
An Oil Slick Dissipates
Years ago when we were working with the Osteens at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, A.L. was teaching on the authority of the believer on Sunday mornings. For days, the headlines of the newspapers were about an extensive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For hundreds of miles this huge oil slick was moving northward toward the Texas beaches. The Governor of Texas had already declared “a disaster area” where it would hit our beaches.
A.L. suddenly stopped teaching and had everyone stand up and extend their hands toward the Gulf of Mexico. He commanded the oil slick to stop, turn around and go back to sea. He paused and then exclaimed, “And I command you to dissipate in the name of Jesus!
The headlines of the paper the next day said that the oil slick had stopped moving northward. The next day it said, “Oil slick is going back out to sea!” And the third day it said, “The oil slick is dissipating!” It never reached the beaches of Texas.
We have seen devastating rain storms stopped instantly, creative miracles take place, tumors dissolved, witches’ covens disbanded, strongholds over cities and nations broken and revival coming to whole regions as believers joined us in making “Kingdom advancing decrees.”
We Could Go On and On
We could go on and on. But this weekend God was saying to us, “Get back into teaching my people to believe Me for the supernatural!” Get back to teaching my people the power and authority they have as they begin to walk in their God given dominion and make their “kingly decrees” Remember the Word of the Lord: “You will also decree a thing, and it will be established…” (Job 22:28a).
We encourage you to obtain a copy and read A.L.’s book, Destined for Dominion! It is a revelation of our God-given authority as believers in Jesus Christ.
You will discover how to stop losing and start winning in the battles of life!
This past month, we have produced twenty-four television programs in our new high-definition video production studio and have started our broadcast on “The Cross Television” reaching a potential viewing audience by satellite of 120 million homes and millions more by the internet.
Doors are also opening for us to expand our new television outreach to over four-hundred million more homes.
During the month of April, we will be ministering in Texas and the nation of Italy with upcoming trips to Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, India and Nepal.
Please join us in prayer for the much needed finances for all of these expansions of our ministry together around the world. Please ask the Lord what He would have you to do this month to help keep us on the front lines of world evangelism.
Your faithful partnership is needed. Together we are winning!
Your Missionaries to the World,
A.L. ‘n Joyce
Breakthrough to Glory
Breakthrough to Glory
Joyce and I believe this is the year we have been waiting for. This is the year of breakthrough! Not only for us, but for all who are believing God for breakthroughs in their lives – in ministry, health, finances, relationships and the salvation of your family members.
In 2 Samuel 5, David had just been anointed to be King over all of Israel. As a young man he received his first anointing when the prophet Samuel anointed him to one day become the king. Later he received his second anointing when he was anointed to become king over Judah. But in this passage, David had received his third and highest level of anointing. He was anointed to be King over all of Israel.
The enemy knows that the anointing on our lives is able to break every stronghold. And we read that all of the Philistines went up to search for David. And David heard of it and went down to the stronghold. David knew the weapons of our warfare are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. So David inquired of the LORD saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hand?”
And the LORD said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.” So David went to Baal Perizim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.”
Baal Perazim means “The Lord of the Breakthrough”. And God is still “the Lord of the breakthroughs that we need in our lives.
The Veil of Darkness
Your unsaved love one’s eyes may be veiled with spiritual darkness. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, who’s minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them (2 Corinthians 4:3,4).
Isaiah wrote about this spiritual darkness: For behold the darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the people.
Lucifer before his rebellion was created as the anointed cherub that covers. It appears he led the angels of heaven in covering the throne of God with praise and worship. After his rebellious fall, everything that was “light” and “glorious” became darkness. Now his nature is to “cover” the earth with spiritual darkness to blind the minds of those who do not yet believe.
But Isaiah prophesied a coming breakthrough of this “spiritual darkness”: And He will destroy on this mountain the surface of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations (Isaiah 25:7).
In Daniel 10 we learn how Daniel fasted and prayed for three full weeks for a breakthrough. It appeared in the natural nothing was happening. But on the twenty-first day there was a breakthrough! An angel suddenly appeared and Daniel was Daniel trembling on his knees.
As the angel spoke, Daniel was strengthened and the angel told him details of the intense warfare that had gone on in the second heaven because of the words that Daniel was speaking. The angel gave him prophetic words of the coming political shift.
Powerful breakthroughs happen when we fast, pray and speak the Word of the Lord.
Abraham was “a friend of God.” Everywhere he went he built altars and worshiped God. The Scriptures reveal how these places had become places of “open heavens.” Often they were accompanied by angelic breakthroughs and even with God appearing and speaking as Abraham opened the heavens as a result of his worship.
In Genesis 28, Abraham’s grandson Jacob came back to one of these places where Abraham had opened the heavens at Bethel. And in his spiritual dream he saw the angelic activity that was happening there as the angels were ascending and descending and God was standing above and speaking – confirming Jacob’s prophetic destiny.
Jacob awoke from his sleep and declared “The Lord is in this place!” It is “an awesome place,” “surely the Lord is in this place.” It was a “house of God” and a “gate of heaven.” His grandfather Abraham had opened the gates of heaven in that place by his worship.
Joyce and I experienced an “open heaven experience” years ago in our home in Whittier, California. It was in our living room where we and many others gathered on Tuesday nights to worship God. And as a result for as long as we owned that home, no one could stand in the middle of our living room and raise their hands without being slain under the power of God.
David later declared: “Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of Glory shall come in (Psalm 24:7). We too can open the gates of heaven in the places God leads us by praising and worshiping God.
David knew how to praise and worship God: “Sing unto the Lord with a voice of triumph!” “Play skillfully unto the Lord!” “Clap your hands all you peoples!” We are to “Dance before the Lord” with all our might.” Our hearts desire is to be like David’s … “to seek His face” and “to behold Him in all of His glory.
This David did as a shepherd boy as he watched over his father’s sheep in those shepherd’s fields outside of the town of Bethlehem. It was in those same shepherds fields that the angels broke through on the night Christ was born, singing “Glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace, good will to men.” David had opened the heaven’s in that place through his praise and worship.
In 2 Chronicles 20, King Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah were hopelessly outnumbered as they were surrounded by the armies of the nations of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir who had come against them.
In the natural there was no way out and they would surely be defeated. But the word of the Lord came through Jahaziel, the prophet saying, Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. You do not need to fight in this battle, position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!” “Do not fear or be dismayed, tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.” And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitance of Jerusalem bowed before the LORD worshiping the Lord.
Then they stood up “to praise the LORD God of Israel with voices loud and high.” Next we read that they appointed those who should sing and praise the Lord out in front before the army singing “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.” As they began to sing and praise, the angelic armies of the Lord ambushed the enemy. The enemy went into mass confusion, turned on one another and completely destroyed one another, no one was left alive. It took three days for army of Judah to pick up all of the spoils of battle.
Our real enemy, the forces of darkness, used to be the worshipers of heaven before their rebellion. They can’t stand the sound of praise and worship. They will go into mass confusion and destroy one another when we praise and worship the Lord.
Breakthrough at Philipi
Paul and Silas had been arrested, stripped, beaten with rods and thrown into the dungeon and bound with chains behind the prison doors. In the natural, they were in a hopeless situation.
But in the darkest hour of their night, they began to praise and worship, and suddenly: “Breakthrough” came with an earthquake. The prison doors were opened and everyone’s chains fell off. The “veil of spiritual darkness was broken and immediately their captors began to cry out, “What must we do to be saved?”
What ever our situation is, we need to stop looking at the situation, stop talking about the situation, stop asking God to change our situation, and Praise God more for Who He is and what He has already done for us. Praise Him for the salvation of your loved one. Praise Him for your healing. Praise Him for a breakthrough in your finances.
“Let God arise and your enemies will be scattered.” “Let the high praises of God be in the mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand.” “…through the voice of the LORD Assyria will be beaten down … And in every place where the staff of punishment passes, which the LORD lays on him, it will be with tambourines and harps and in battles of brandishing He will fight with it.”
We are praying and believing with you for “breakthroughs” this month through high praise and intimate worship.
Our Breakthrough Together
By your faithful partnership though your prayers and sacrificial giving you are having an important part in a major “breakthrough” that occurred this month in our ministry.
We are now able to reach over one-hundred and twenty million homes around the world through our new bi-monthly telecast by way of a series of seven satellites on The Cross TV network with additional “hits” through their website: www.thecrosstv.com.
With this increase is our monthly financial commitment we need your partnership with us. Please pray about what God would have you do as one of our faithful “Kingdom Partners” this month.
Your Missionaries to the World,
A.L. ‘n Joyce
God is the God of Glory
God is “The God of Glory.”
Our Father God is known as “the Father of Glory.” Jesus is called “the King of Glory.” The Holy Spirit is referred to as “the Spirit of Glory.” And we were created in the image and glory of God!
In 1 Corinthians 11:7, we learn that man …is the image and glory of God. God created Adam and Eve, His “new creations,” to manifest His glory on the earth. Then, when Adam and Eve sinned, we are told that the glory departed.
The heavens continued to declare the glory of God and the earth continued to show forth His handiwork, but there was something missing. Mankind, created to manifest God’s glory, sinned and immediately fell short of the glory of God.
It’s evident that we can never be all that we were created to be until once again His glory is restored in our lives. It’s in the restoration of God’s glory that we will experience and fulfill our creative purposes and destinies on earth.
Arise and Shine
The Lord spoke through Isaiah the prophet that we are to “arise” and “shine” with God’s glory. Arise shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you (60:1).
Glory is the supreme perfection of the manifested presence and nature of God. As His creations on this earth, we need to “arise” to fulfill our created purpose. Then, we are promised that God will do His part, and the LORD will arise over us and His glory will be seen upon us.
This passage indicates that we must do something first, then God will do His part and “arise” over us. When God “arises” over us, then and only then will His glory be seen upon us.
But, how do we do this?
In Psalm 149:6 we find the words: Let the high praises of God be in their mouth… In Proverbs, the Word also declares: When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory… (28:12).
It is in the high praises that the great glory is manifested. Since the Psalmist used the definition of high praises, there must be a distinction between just giving God praise and praising Him with a voice of high praise.
In other places, the Word reveals that we are to praise Him with voices loud and high – with the clapping of the hands – by shouting unto the Lord with a voice of triumph. We are to praise Him in the dance as David danced before the Lord with all of his might.
Praise is to be an exuberant and prolonged expression of overwhelming love and gratitude to the Lord for all that He has done and is doing for us. Prolonged high praise will literally change the atmosphere from the limitation of the natural earthly atmosphere to the atmosphere of heaven in the glory realm.
Have we stopped short?
How often have we stopped short of experiencing the awesome glory of God’s presence because we have limited our times of praise to singing a few short songs that were missing the exuberant Biblical expressions that God’s Word has given us for praise to Him? Have we, through ignorance, ignored what God intended when He told us to Let the high praises of God be in our mouths?
As we continue to lift our voices, our instruments, our physical expressions in high praise, the atmosphere of God’s awesome glory will permeate the room. We have shifted into the awesome presence of God. There is a tangible manifestation of God’s awesome glory.
Everything that was totally in order a moment before has shifted. We are now in the glory realm of God’s awesome presence. We are no longer praising Him for what He has done for us. We are worshipping Him for who He is. We are lost in His arms of love. We look into His face and behold His beauty. If we continue in the prolonged intensity of intimate worship, another shift in the atmosphere will come.
The Glory Realm
It is the awesome Glory of God Himself. As we continue to press into Him, God’s glory will continue to intensify. We may experience the weight of glory intensifying to the point that we find it hard to keep standing. We may find ourselves prostrate before Him. It is here that the light of God’s glory will “arise.”
Like Moses coming down from the mountain, our countenance will change. We will Arise and shine for (our) light has come! And the glory of the Lord will have risen upon us. His glory will be seen upon us.
The more we spend prolonged time in high praise until the spirit of worship comes, and then worship until the glory comes, and as we continue to abide in that secret place of the Most High, under the shadow of the Almighty in the glory realm, then and only then will the knowledge of the glory of the Lord fill this earth as the water covers the seas.
How awesome it will be when people no longer see us, but instead experience the presence of the Lord in all of His awesome glory.
As we continue to go to the nations of the world, God often has us minister on Breakthrough Glory. We have experienced the awesome presence of God as He came and filled our gatherings to the point that we were changed. Many have been slain under the awesome glory of God’s presence. Countenances have changed. Their lights have come and they are shining with the radiant glory of God.
The spiritual atmosphere of the community has changed. The spiritual darkness that has covered that region has been torn asunder. The light of God’s glory of the gospel has broken through that veil of darkness. Believers are now shining with the light of God’s glory as they are actively witnessing. Signs, wonders and miracles are taking place through the lives of the believers and whole communities are being transformed as a mighty harvest of souls into God’s Kingdom is taking place.
A Month of Glory
This past month has been another awesome month of God’s glory in our lives. It began with a special Gathering of Eagles on the Mountaintop. By special invitation, leaders of ministries both in the church and in the marketplace gathered in the Northwoods Hotel for three days and nights in the awesome glory of God’s presence.
These leaders came together from other nations and from many states to minister to the Lord in praise and worship and then let the Holy Spirit speak to us through one another.
Our friend, Timothy Snodgrass, and many other outstanding prophets ministered the “now” Word of the Lord into each of our lives both corporately and individually. Many said that they had never experienced the awesome presence of God with such intensity as they did during this time. Many were saying it was the most life-changing three days that they had ever experienced.
The ISOM Conference
We immediately went into the four- day International School of Ministries Regional Center and Missions Conference in San Bernardino where I had the privilege of ministering together with many other leaders who had gathered from many nations.
Today, ISOM, under the leadership of Dr. Berin and Lisa Gilfillan, is the largest video Bible School in the world. It has over 13,000 training sites in over 140 nations in over 65 languages with over a quarter of a million students worldwide.
The auditorium was packed out with thousands of delegates the opening night as Reinhard Bonnke powerfully ministered his heart for world evangelism. Liu Zhenying, best known for his book The Heavenly Man telling about his many years of imprisonment and torture for his witness for Christ in the nation of China, also inspired us to greater commitment in this great end-time harvest in the nations of the world.
I had the privilege of sharing on The Spirit of Elijah and the turning of our hearts as spiritual fathers and mothers to this new generation of “Elisha’s” who as faithful sons and daughters are receiving a “double portion” anointing for the “greater works” that Jesus promised for this great end-time harvest.
My eyes are still blinking from the flashing lights of cameras from delegates who wanted their picture taken with “Papa Gill.” I am so blessed to have both of my teachings on Supernatural Living through the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the newer, five-course Miracle Living Module as part of the ISOM curriculum. As always, there were many more invitations from leaders who are hungry to have us come and minister in their nations.
It has been my privilege to have ministered in ISOM graduations in many nations around the world including three major graduations in China that represented around 25,000 graduates.
As we keep reaching out to the nations of the world, both through media and our international travels, your faithful partnership is important to us. Together we are winning as lives and nations are being changed by the power of God’s Word.
Please pray about what God would have you do this month to help to keep us on the front lines of the Great end-time harvest.
Our prayer for you and for ourselves is that we will keep walking in His Glory!
Your Missionaries to the World,
A.L. ‘n Joyce Gill