All Together Now – For His Purposes & Plans
The latest book by Steve Martin (my 20th)
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This is the 20th book by Steve Martin.
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Some chapters included in this book were previously printed in earlier books by Steve Martin. They have been added here as also they are messages of hope.
Photos and graphic artwork in this book were taken/designed by Steve Martin unless noted otherwise. Photo cover – Jerusalem store display. Taken by Steve Martin October 2018 in Israel.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Gathering Together Page 7
2. How About Some New Wine Page 11
4. The Knots on the Rope Page 15
5. Kill It So It Can Live Again. Part 1. Page 17
6. Kill It So It Can Live Again. Part 2. Page 19
7. It’s A Faith Walk Page 24
8. Entitlement & Commitment Page 27
9. The Grief, Pain & Sorrow of the Holidays Page 30
11. The Red Scarf Page 37
12. With Even More Resolve Page 41
13. Us 4 and No More Page 43
16. Power of Your Love Page 52
17. Reconnections. They Are Happening. Page 55
18. I Understand Schindler Page 58
20. Hi Ho Silvers! The Silvers Are Back! Page 64
21. What Say You? Page 85
22. The Little Foxes Page 88
23. The Lord Is My Shepherd Page 90
CONTACT INFORMATION Page 93
THE OTHER 19 BOOKS Page 95
My heart appreciates those among us who have strived to “get it together” with others. I think of Cathy Hargett, Founder of Highway To Zion in Charlotte, North Carolina. There is Curtis Loftin of Beit Yeshua in Lincolnton, North Carolina. Both of these long-time friends have made valiant efforts in bringing together the One New Man, which the Jewish Bible writer Paul said would happen in our day.
Another I know of, seeking to walk in the Lord’s work of unity, is Dr. Peter Wyns, founder of Christians For Messiah Ministries and Antioch International Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina. He too, in walking out his apostolic calling and anointing, has brought people, churches, and international ministries under His wings, teaching and preaching the Word.
As I mentioned in my introduction following this page is the ministry of Lance Wallnau, who I really enjoy listening to both in public meetings and on his YouTube messages. He currently directs the Lance Learning Group, a strategic teaching and consulting company based in Dallas, Texas.
Many seen and unseen are being raised up around the world, by God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, in our day, working to bring the restoration of His Church into one Body, and take the Good News Yeshua brought the first time He walked the earth, to all the nations.
To the aforementioned, and to these laboring all around the globe, I dedicate this book.
Charlotte, North Carolina USA
I am a man who likes to see people connected. If I meet one person here, who can help another person over there, I enjoy putting them in contact with each other. If they are in Jerusalem, and I know someone in Iowa that can meet a need they clearly have, I will “reach out” (overworked words I know, but you understand it) for the benefit of both. Makes common sense to me.
The Lord’s heart is certainly for that too. He is all about connecting, to having those He has created to get together and fulfill His purposes and plans for each. For that matter, He has intended it to be this way for us to use what each has been given, to “bring it to the table”, and fulfill the big picture that He has, not us.
It is not about me doing my thing and you doing yours. Separately. It is about coming together and building together. When that happens, then the world will see the Lord’s body of believers as we were meant to be seen. Until now, the world thinks very little of Christians and Jews. In many cases, we are both despised people. And no wonder. Most often all they see is fighting, arguments, name calling, and rejection of what the other “church” or “synagogue congregation” is doing. I don’t blame them. If I was in the “unbeliever’s camp”, so would I.
Guess what? Our God, the same One Who is bringing back the Jews to their Promised Land of Israel, right now, even more so than what He has been in the last 70 years, is also speaking clearly to the other group, “the grafted in ones”, Christians, to come back to His plan, and start working together, in unity, as one.
I like what Lance Wallnau, a popular America speaker, has been saying for years now. “As one!” At first, I thought it was a bit corny. Not so much anymore. Thanks, Lance. You were ahead of many of us!
This being my 20th book, I pray that you will be encouraged as you read these pages, seeking Him and finding your place in the Body; to be fit together and joined with the others, functioning as one.
I am very grateful to the Lord Jesus (Yeshua) that He is putting together His people for the final run – both in Israel and the Church, that make up His Body of Christ, the One New Man.
Charlotte, North Carolina
P.S. As a side note: In the later afternoon of Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, the day after St. Valentine’s Day, I started putting together this book for publication, praying as to what the Lord would have me entitle it. He gave me the words, “all together now.” I thought to myself, “Yes, that is what it will be.” I liked those words for the book title.
A few hours later, once my good wife Laurie got home from work, we sat down to “close out” the busy week on a Friday night. Going through the recorded list of TV programs was the singing show called “The Masked Singer”. (It wouldn’t be classified as one of my favorites, but hey, I wasn’t wanting anything heavy to watch either.)
As I read the title of the show’s episode, it read “All Together Now.” Wow! I told Laurie how the Lord had just given me that as the title of this book!
Yes, I like confirmations. And the Lord can, and does, use all ways and means to let us know!
May He encourage you as you read these messages – inspired and giving hope in these days.
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