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November 23rd, 2014

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Hannah Stevens
The Humility of the King of the Earth
Hannah Stevens
November 3rd, 2011

God came to earth, and almost nobody noticed.  He put on flesh and walked among the people and they did not recognize him.  Their eyes were blinded and their hearts hardened so they could not see with their eyes or perceive with their hearts who He was (John 12:40). Three astronomers read the signs of the times rightly and along with a few shepherds were there to celebrate His coming.  But, in general, the man Jesus was “held in low esteem” (Isaiah 53:3), His domain and ministry were small and humble; he was a tender plant, a root out of the dry ground of Israel.

Jesus’ sphere of influence during his time on the earth was small.  At the beginning of the first century AD,  the known world stretched from the Roman Empire in the West to the Han Dynasty in the East, filled with thousands of tribes and people groups.  Thousands more lived in the yet undiscovered regions of the Americas. Aside from a few exceptions, Jesus almost never left the boundaries of the tiny nation of Israel.  His assignment was specific and small: “to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:24).  God was present in the flesh, and the mighty nations and kingdoms of the earth did not know it.

Even with the distinctive nature of his assignment, Jesus’ three-year ministry did not touch every corner of Israel  There were probably many within Israel during his life that never heard of the carpenter from Nazareth who moved in signs and wonders.  Yet every step he trod was in exact obedience to the Father’s will. He spent a lot of His time pouring into 12 men who were squabbling over the seating chart in heaven.  There are pastors in our era today who preach to more people on one Sunday than Jesus preached to in the span of his ministry.  Yet Jesus walked in perfect obedience to the direction of His Father.  In a sense, it was His Father's will that His ministry bear the reproach of relative obscurity. He only did and said what the Father did and said and at the end could proclaim “I have accomplished the work which you have given me to do” (John 17:4).

It is easy to dream about the unfolding of our life and ministry and to imagine global impact: spanning nations, touching millions.  But when we look to Jesus, who was made “like us in every way” (Hebrews 2:17), we see that the will of the Father isn’t necessarily accomplished in great acts and feats that are noticed by many but by the simple obediences in the day to day, the willingness to be used where we are. There is no smallness in obedience, only infinite possibilities.

Calendar

Healing Rooms
11/23/2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm

If you are wrestling with physical sickness, a chronic disease, a painful injury, or a heavy emotional burden, then there is good news for you. God's Word says that He is exceedingly kind and loves to heal (Psalm 103:1-5). During His earthly ministry, Jesus healed all who came to Him (Matthew 4:24). God has promised that the prayer of faith will restore the one who is sick (James 5:15). Therefore, we want to stand with you in prayer and faith, believing God to perform a healing work in your life.

Our Healing Rooms will be held from 3:45 - 4:45 pm on Sunday evenings weekly.

Appointments for personal ministry can be made starting at 3:30 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis. This personal time of ministry will typically last 20 minutes with one of our Healing Rooms ministry teams.

Prophecy Rooms
11/23/2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm

At IHOP Atlanta, we desire to encourage and strengthen believers through the prophetic ministry. We have prophecy teams that are trained to hear the heart of the Lord for people and to minister His words of encouragement, edification, and exhortation (1 Cor 14:3). It is our prayer that believers will be strengthened in their faith and have a clearer understanding of how God feels and thinks about them after receiving ministry in the prophecy rooms. If you desire to encounter God's love for you in practical way, we encourage you to sign up for a ministry time in our prophecy rooms.

The prophecy rooms are open on Sundays from 3:45-4:45 PM. Appointments can be made 15 minutes prior. They are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appointments typically last 10 minutes and are recorded for your convenience.

Encounter Service
11/23/2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Each service incorporates prophetic worship, Biblical teaching, prayer, and ministry times. Each service is geared to call individuals to a depth of the knowledge of God, intimacy with Jesus, urgency for the hour, and the Sermon on the Mount lifestyle. Through proclamation and impartation, each service is focused on providing a place for encounter with God for the individual, as well as generating a shift in the spiritual atmosphere over the city of Atlanta. Immediately following the service, there is an Information meeting for anyone desiring more information regarding IHOP Atlanta.
Healing Rooms
11/30/2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm

If you are wrestling with physical sickness, a chronic disease, a painful injury, or a heavy emotional burden, then there is good news for you. God's Word says that He is exceedingly kind and loves to heal (Psalm 103:1-5). During His earthly ministry, Jesus healed all who came to Him (Matthew 4:24). God has promised that the prayer of faith will restore the one who is sick (James 5:15). Therefore, we want to stand with you in prayer and faith, believing God to perform a healing work in your life.

Our Healing Rooms will be held from 3:45 - 4:45 pm on Sunday evenings weekly.

Appointments for personal ministry can be made starting at 3:30 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis. This personal time of ministry will typically last 20 minutes with one of our Healing Rooms ministry teams.

Prophecy Rooms
11/30/2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm

At IHOP Atlanta, we desire to encourage and strengthen believers through the prophetic ministry. We have prophecy teams that are trained to hear the heart of the Lord for people and to minister His words of encouragement, edification, and exhortation (1 Cor 14:3). It is our prayer that believers will be strengthened in their faith and have a clearer understanding of how God feels and thinks about them after receiving ministry in the prophecy rooms. If you desire to encounter God's love for you in practical way, we encourage you to sign up for a ministry time in our prophecy rooms.

The prophecy rooms are open on Sundays from 3:45-4:45 PM. Appointments can be made 15 minutes prior. They are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appointments typically last 10 minutes and are recorded for your convenience.

Encounter Service
11/30/2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Each service incorporates prophetic worship, Biblical teaching, prayer, and ministry times. Each service is geared to call individuals to a depth of the knowledge of God, intimacy with Jesus, urgency for the hour, and the Sermon on the Mount lifestyle. Through proclamation and impartation, each service is focused on providing a place for encounter with God for the individual, as well as generating a shift in the spiritual atmosphere over the city of Atlanta. Immediately following the service, there is an Information meeting for anyone desiring more information regarding IHOP Atlanta.
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