In 1968 the Gills were broken in health and in serious debt, but then God stepped into their lives in a real and awe-some manner. First, He he changed their thinking, and then He changed their lives.
This page is dedicated to those things the Lord has shown them about Kingdom Finances – Truths based firmly on the Word of God which have worked for them and will work for you.
It is their desire that wherever you are in your personal journey with the Lord, you can be encouraged to move into new realms with Him.
A Birthday Celebration
A.L. was turning 80 on July 24, 2015. Friends encouraged them to hold a birthday celebration. Invitations were sent out inviting friends to come and celebrate with them. The evening was recorded, mainly for them, but others have asked for these links, so they can enjoy it also.
Celebration ~ Part 1 With Henry and Grace Falany, Gary and Debbie Hornsby, Brent and Melissa Luck
Celebration ~ Part 2 With Scott and Glenda McConaughey, Berin Gillfillian, Eric Peterson, John Gill, Steve and Rosemary Davis, Tom Comstock
Celebration ~ Part 3 With Gracie Lauing, Ed and Jileen Patterson, Gershom Sikaala, Jack and Grace Tuls, Papa and Joyce Gill
We Reached our Goal ~ But Where Did It Begin?
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 investments 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 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, and 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, and 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. We believe the rest of the money is coming in.”
As we 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 waiting for us. It contained a check for $5,000! We were so moved by what God was doing that we couldn’t even talk. (Now the amount still needed 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 were praising the Lord, and soon the presence of God filled the front of the room. It seemed the time to give praise ti the Lord was over. The time to give worship was over, and we invited everyone to come to the front and stand in the presence of God. We all did just that and we began to receive from God — His blessing — His healing – whatever we needed.
Suddenly, an explosion for financial miracles happened! We were planning to take up an offering for the Falanys after they ministered, but God said, ‘Now,” and everyone gave. Henry took the mike and told everyone that we were still about $4,000 short of our miracle. 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 given to us this morning will go into our goal of helping them pay off their home. We want this amount doubled for them.” Everyone was still laughing and a spirit of hilarious giving came and the amount was doubled.
Then a couple said, “Henry, you and Grace, you are to keep this offering. It’s meant for you! Friday night when we asked God how much we could give in the Birthday Celebration, God said, “Wait.” This morning He just said we were to give whatever was needed to fulfill the goal.” A wonderful, heartfelt praise filled the room as eveyone rejoiced with us!
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!
A Supernatural Offering
Joyce writes: It was an awesome Sunday morning in Sedona, Arizona. As A.L. was driving into town and to the church where we were going to minister, I saw Jesus as the Lion of the tribe of Judah. He appeared so relaxed and was just watching us. There was so much love flowing from his eyes, that I have never forgotten that moment. During the worship that morning, I saw the Lion of the Tribe of Judah again. This time He was standing on the bluffs of Sedona, roaring over the valley. Then the pastor introduced us and we came forward to minister, but first God had another plan.
Listen to what happened! We were believing for our home to be completely paid for, and this was one of the opportunities God gave us to give into that dream. Listen
How could this miracle happen? Are there steps to a Financial Miracle?
How could this miracle happen? What were the steps to this Financial Miracle?
Our Personal Miracle
Where Does A Miracle Start?
I Give Up
Tithing with Abraham
“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
…one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”
And all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land,”
says the LORD of hosts.