Step Into Your Destiny
Those who came to the Mountain Top Encounter had an awesome time as we came into the presence of God in every session. The first night, Joyce saw a pulsating power field that appeared like gold and fire flowing all the way from Big Bear Lake, California, to Lima, Peru, as Joshua took part by way of the internet. Joyce felt God was showing her how His power was burning through the veil of darkness in nation after nation. Isaiah wrote,
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)
The next day, several saw the same type of pulsating power but this time it was over all of us, and it appeared to be red, purple and gold. When it lifted from us, it hit Joshua and he began to laugh as he was instantly filled with the power of God.
As we were worshiping God, the song we sang in the 70's kept coming to mind. "I'm my beloved's and He is mine. His banner over me is love..."
In one of the sessions, someone began to describe the banner he was seeing in the Spirit realm. So we were not completely surprised when someone else sent us this awesome picture of that banner.
As Steve Swanson was leading us in overwhelming praise and worship, a minister and his wife who had never been to a meeting like this were not sure if this was truly of God. He prayed silently, "Lord is this is really of you, give us confirmation by having him lead us ..." and he named a more traditional song. Immediately, Steve shifted to that very song.
Many awesome prophetic messages were delivered.
There were times when it seemed impossible to stand in the awesome glory of His presence. On one occasion we moved into a "glory tunnel" as others were waving banners over the heads of those who were passing, some with difficulty, through the "tunnel."
On the last night, we had a "Parade of the flags of the nations" and Paul Roberts gave a powerful message on reaching out to the nations of the world. We all knew we had been in the presence of God and many were saying "This was the best Encounter ever." Others were saying, "Our lives will never be the same!"
There seemed to be two themes in the Mountain Top Encounter. God was exhorting us to Step into our destiny! He also spoke about Kingdom Advancing Glorybut this glory seemed to be more of His power.
King David wrote about destiny,
You will keep on guiding me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny (Psalm 73:24 NLT).
The Lord has a wonderful plan for each of our lives. As the Divine Architect of our lives, His plans for us are in His hands. We are all Under Construction!When a building is under construction, there often seems to be a mess; piles of dirt, lumber, building materials and debris. However, when the architect arrives at the site with rolls of plans under his arm, he is smiling. He sees that building as he designed it to be. That is the way our heavenly Father sees us while we are under construction. His plan for each of our lives is to "conform us to the image of His dear Son."
He sees us as He designed us to be. He sees us stepping into our destiny and as Kingdom destiny people fulfilling His plans for our lives.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD,"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
And in Job we read,
So he will do for me all he has planned.
He controls my destiny (Job 23:14 NLT).
God's Prophetic Word
Over and over during the Mountain Top Encounter, the Lord said, "Now is the time to step into your divine destiny!"
Have those dreams and visions that God has placed in your heart been fulfilled? Have they become a reality in your life? God is saying "Now!"
Recently, God began to speak to us, "You have been limiting me! With me all things are possible!"
We began to say, "Lord, give me a vision so big, you may have to move your little finger to accomplish it!" God's been giving us bigger and bigger visions. God has begun to confirm these visions through the prophetic words of others.
God has begun to bring key, strategic people into our lives. The last couple of months have been a series of one divine connection after another.
We must be like Abraham, who
Did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform (Romans 4:20,21).
Being Fully Convinced
In the natural our thoughts could have been, "Where is the money going to come from for this vision to be accomplished? It is going to take a lot of money. Should we wait until we have the money to take those bold steps into our destiny?" As God has been speaking and confirming all of these things into our hearts, we have been facing some of the greatest financial challenges of our lives. But again, like Abraham we must be
Fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. (Romans 4:21)
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19)
Sowing in Faith
We have been reminded of the time that Isaac was living in a time of famine: However by faith,
Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him (Genesis 26:12).
We are all living in a time of this world's economic famine. However, we live in God's Kingdom economy and we have a new and better covenant than Isaac.
Joyce and I have taken money as "seed to sow" out of our savings. We have named that seed believing for God's supernatural provision. We have blessed it as God blessed us all in creation by saying: "Be fruitful, multiply and replenish!"
Perhaps, you like us, are still waiting for the seed to come forth into a harvest. We were reminded of the time we were visiting King Tut's treasures in the museum in Cairo, Egypt. They had planted the seed that was buried with King Tut over three thousand years before. They watered it and it grew!
Joyce and I have sowed in time of famine. We have watered the seed with declarations of faith. Now we are waiting in expectancy for the harvest. We are saying those same, faith-filled declarations for each of you, our faithful partners.
Henry and Grace Falany stayed with us recently. They were speakers at the annual community-wide Prayer Breakfast on the National Day of Prayer here at Big Bear. Having been speakers together in conferences in recent years, we invited them to stay with us and continue the meetings at Big Bear Lake for the next two nights.
God moved in awesome power through the preaching of the Word with healing signs and wonders following. Many received powerful, confirming prophetic words during these meetings.
Henry wrote the book that we highly recommend, God, Gold and Glory. It is a spiritual history and prophetic destiny for the State of California.
On to the Nations
For the next month, May 29 - June 29, we have meetings scheduled in Indonesia, Malaysia and Ireland. Eric Peterson will be a part again this year as he has done for the past seven years. Eric is our new Director of International Outreach and has served for many years as Men's Chaplain at Oral Roberts University. In addition to our many scheduled meetings and conferences, we will once again be teaching both the day and night classes at The School of Acts in Malaysia and in Indonesia (now called "Impact School of Ministry").
In Ireland, we will be doing many meetings also including a "God Encounter" in Newcastle. We need your prayers for God's protection, strength, health and anointing as we go.
Joyce and I are praying for you to step into your destiny! For God's richest blessing and fulfillment of your dreams and visions. And we ask that you join us as we are stepping out into our God-given vision to "Disciple 300 million more for this great end-time harvest in the nations." We ask that you join with our Covenant Prayer Partners in praying for us daily.
Perhaps God is leading you to join with us and others in "Sowing a seed in time of famine" and believing God for the "breakthrough" of the fulfillment of your dreams and visions as you to step into your God-given destiny.
Your missionaries to the world,
A.L. & Joyce Gill
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