Bob and Gina Burk

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We at Isaiah 61 Ministries are excited about what God is doing! For approximately 6 years now, the Lord has been giving us a new vision for what He is doing in this ministry. You could say what we are experiencing is a paradigm shift.

Isaiah 61 Ministries takes you beyond what you might experience in a typical church service, offering you a life changing experience in just three short hours. Our main objective is to pursue helping people encounter God through inspiried worship and relevant application of God's Word for use in our daily lives.

Dear Friends & Family

Greetings to you, God's precious people! We pray that you are all doing well knowing that the Lord is Good and Great is HIS Faithfulness!!!

As you all know, we have a sense that the Lord is calling us to do an event at the Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md. This event scheduled for September 17th ,2016 will be rescheduled for some time in 2017, due to time constraints and other Giants in the Land.

We invite you to seek the Lord with us this next month as we fast and pray for what the Lord is saying to us about this event. We believe this is God's idea and that He has a perfect plan and a perfect time. We will wait and not run ahead of Him! Thank you for running this race with us!

A Word To Reflect On

The truth is that the degree to which we perceive the face of God corresponds directly to the degree of our yielding to the transforming work of the Holy Spirit into the image of Christ. The question for every believer is whether we will be satisfied with only a partial transformation or whether we will be so captivated by who HE is that we will allow HIM to kill everything in us that would inhibit us from becoming a mature manifestation of Christ.

This quest for HIS face is the ultimate quest. But to embrace the quest for the face of God, one must be ready to die. Thus, this quest is not a journey for the faint of heart. Still, I hesitate to warn of the cost of fully seeking HIS face not because a price doesn't exist; it costs everything. I hesitate because the reality is that what a person gets in return makes the price we pay embarrassingly small by comparison. The bottom-line is that we give all of ourselves to obtain all of Him. There's never been a better deal. When we go through with the exchange, we find that what used to matter doesn't matter anymore. Not only does everything in our lives that is inconsistent with the kingdom of God start to die the moment we encounter Him, but the superior, supernatural reality of His kingdom starts to come alive in us.

This journey is so sacred, so all-consuming, that very few respond to its call. Many things work to stifle the desire in us to seek the face of the One in whose image we were created. Still, the ultimate quest is quite doable and within reach. Every other journey and every other ambition pale in comparison. One might say this one challenge adds meaning and definition to all of life's other pursuits. Those who respond to the invitation find little else to live for. Those who say no, spend their lives looking for an adequate replacement. And there is none to be found anywhere.

...Pastor Bill Johnson, Face to Face with God

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