“You have no rival, You have no equal. Now and forever our God reigns.”
Melissa Gabler and the Grace Worship Team. Grace International Church Willis,TX.
As the people of God assemble today, may they give and receive the touch of acceptance and assurance that they are part of the family of God, the household of faith. “Practice hospitality to one another (those of the household of faith). [Be hospitable, be a lover of strangers, with brotherly affection for the unknown guests, the foreigners, the poor, and all others who come your way who are of Christ’s body.] And [in each instance] do it ungrudgingly (cordially and graciously, without complaining but as representing Him).” (1Pe.4:9, Amp)
Melissa Gabler singing at Grace International Church.
(Best enjoyed with headphones or earbuds)
We received a call from a pastor of a small church. There had been several logistical problems leading up to the service time that past Sunday and only a small number of people ended up being in attendance. He was thinking, “Wow, we just barely have enough people here today to have a service.” The service started and a group of strangers walked in and filled one whole row of seats. A few minutes later a man leading a few other people walked in and took a seat on the back row. A minute or two later another man walked in with a couple of people. Then a few minutes later yet another man walked in with some people and sat down. By this time the room is about half full. The pastor said that all the people entered into worship and were obviously not strangers to the presence of the Lord. At the end of the service the pastor thought, “I need to get back there and introduce myself and find out who all these people are.” To get quickly to the point, each of those three men were billionaires. None of the three knew each other but each of the three said that God had told them to be there for that service. They had each flown there in their private planes, one of them from Asia—just for that service. They each donated supplies to the church’s disaster relief project where they were ministering to the city. Each of the billionaires had come across the church’s website which presented their outreach to the city and each of them wanted to come and see the church and meet the pastor to see if it all was for real. Later, at lunch, the pastor and his family were talking about what had just transpired. The pastor said, “I just don’t understand what has happened!” and he was literally trembling at the awesome thing God had done. His daughter said, “Dad, don’t you remember the prophecy Marty Gabler gave you two months ago? He said that you should get ready for God to move in extraordinary ways, in ways that you would not ever think of. This was one of those extraordinary events.” (Eighth excerpt from Marty’s article “Embracing a New Era”; Marty will be ministering prophetically at KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018 Mar.7-9. Call for information: 936-856-2455)
THE KING AND HIS KINGDOM WILL BE PREACHED AT KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018
Peter’s friends were weeping and praying for his release from prison but it is most doubtful that they were visualizing an angel walking in and slapping him on the hip and commanding him to rise up while his chains simply fell off. Which one of them actually pictured in their mind that an angel would simply usher Peter out of that prison like they were going for a Sunday stroll? How can we call this event anything but extraordinary? One of the amazing factors about Peter’s experience is that he was experiencing something that he had never even taught on! There was no popular teaching making the rounds at all the big conferences that taught about the existence of a special squad of jail-breaking angels. Something happened that Peter had never heard of. (Seventh excerpt from Marty’s article “Embracing a New Era”; Marty will be ministering prophetically at KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018 Mar.7-9. Info: Grace International Church 936-856-2455)
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(Larry Burden) — Bitter roots are defined as sinful reactions to painful events. The events, themselves, do not cause the root. The reaction to the events is at the core of the bitter root. Bitter roots express themselves as condemning judgments of people or the refusal or inability to forgive those who have hurt us. They manifest as names or careless words that we have either thought about, called others, or said about the ones who have hurt us. They are powerful toxic pollutants that damage and defile our souls and others around us as well. In response to hurts, wounds, or painful events, we express condemning judgments. We may try to push down the hurts, rationalize them, blow them off, or sim- ply just pass them off as no big deal. But they are big deals! Over time these seeds of bitterness will build a root system and, if left unchecked, become the driving force of our personality, manifesting such things as: Cynicism, Apathy, Negativity and more. (LARRY BURDEN will be speaking at Kingdom Congress 2018 March 7-9. Grace Int. Church: 936-856-2455)
LARRY AND OTHER GREAT TEACHERS WILL BE MINISTERING AT KINGDOM CONGRESS 2018