My friend Daniel sent this to me and while I am not familiar with Last Days Ministries, I was blessed by the article posted below by Jill Austin, “In The Hands of The Master Potter”, and felt led to share it with you. Funny how God works, isn’t it? Had Jill not passed away, I would not have been blessed with this article. What the enemy meant for evil, God meant for good. From what I have learned, Jill touched many lives while here on earth, and even in death, her ministry continues to reach us. We pray for those that are affected by the loss of Jill, yet we rejoice in Jill’s homecoming. Take care and God bless you. – Briggie ^i^
Jill Austin is Dancing with Jesus
Our beloved Jill went to be with the Lord last night, naturally at 9:48 PM. Surrounded by those she loved. Thank you for standing with her in prayer. I know God heard every prayer and I’m sure each one made her passage much easier.
Her body was unable to recover from the radical surgeries it took to try to save her earthly life. But Jill is now with her beloved Jesus — healed and fully alive with Him.
Please pray for Jill’s sister’s Judt and Joni and especially her sweet brother Johnny 50, who is mentally challenged and in a nursing home in KC. Jill was his main link to the outside world. Also for Jill’s dear friend and co-worker Linda Valen. Linda has faithfully served Jill and Master Potter Ministries for over twenty years and was with Jill when the series of events leading to her passing began, and is dealing with funeral arrangements as I write.
I would appreciate your prayers too.
I’ve been asked by the International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC) to take a few minutes at their Forerunner Christian Fellowship (FCF) church services tomorrow — to share about my friend and her impact on my life.
Jill was such a dear longtime friend and I am deeply grieved, but I want to honor her and represent what her heart was all about — and there is so much that could be said. I need God’s help to do this so please pray for me to have His anointing.
FCF streams free live Webcasts of their church services so you can watch if you want. Jill lived here for many years and was closely knit into the IHOP family… everyone is brokenhearted. I know you will be encouraged by the worship and Mike Bickles always powerful message.
Sunday 8:30AM, 10:30AM and 6:00PM all CST
Free church webcasts are only available during the time of each service.
For more details regarding the circumstances of Jill’s passing you can click here to go to my blog.
We’ve included with this, a powerful article Jill wrote a few years back for the Last Days Magazine, which is now totally online. She was a mighty Warrior and Servant of God and we will miss her dearly.
Thank you for Jill’s photo: Jonathan Van Antwerp
In The Hands of the Master Potter
by Jill Austin
…the Lord says to you. “There’s a price. Do you want My presence and My miracles? Do you want Me? There’s a price behind the anointing. You must be willing to take up your cross and follow Me.”
Now imagine you’re sitting in church singing the same songs and staring at the same walls when suddenly the room fills with the fragrance of Jesus. You turn to see some awesomely beautiful vessels of God enter the congregation. Their transparent glaze wondrously reflects the image of Jesus, and you immediately know they’ve been in the higher fires. They’ve paid an incredible price for the powerful anointing they carry.
In your spirit you can see Jesus walking up and down the aisles with wedding gowns on His arm. He’s saying, “I’m calling you to be My bride.”
“I’m calling you to come into the high fires to let My glory fall upon you, but it will cost you,” He says. “You’ll have to die to your reputation, your theology, and all your ‘religious formulas,’ You’ll have to let go of your fears and your control. Do you love Me enough to come, or will you be content to live in the back rows of the church?”
You sit and wonder what to do. Did those beautiful vessels follow Jesus into the high fires? Was that how they became so filled with His presence? You know you can decide to stop growing – some of your friends have even fallen away. The journey seems dangerous. It could cost you your life. But you know that Jesus said, “He who has found his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake shall find it.”(Matthew 10:39)
Let’s take a look at the journey each Christian must make. Click here to finish article.