Takin’ it to the streets – 54th St Grill

18 Nov

Stories to Inspireangel

Heaven is waiting to be invited, engaged, activated.  Really!  Jesus said He could have called for thousands of angels (Matt 26:53).  (He didn’t because that would have foiled His ultimate mission at the Cross.)  Abraham bargained with angels, Manoah inquired of an angel, Jacob wrestled an angel for a blessing, Zechariah told an angel what to do, Mary questioned an angel, etc. 

Wouldn’t it be disappointing if we tried to tough it out alone, only to find out that we had the hosts of Heaven waiting for our signal to bring us into triumph? 

In this next story, angels were solicited and engaged over this business, which yielded a rather dramatic outcome.  What a blessing to discover all the Biblical possibilities we have with all of the Heavenly hosts… and learn the Heavenly protocols to engage them!  We’re going to get good at partnering with Heaven!

Takin’ it to the streets – 54th St Grill

A few years ago, my friend Walt and I were looking for ways to invade and impact the business world with Kingdom realities.  We knew an assistant manager of the local 54th St Grill and asked him for permission to come in every Tues morning before they opened so that we could pray over the building and for the business and staff, etc.  He agreed and we prayed for about an hour each Tuesday morn.  We aggressively engaged angelic ministry and assistance over the whole operation.  The assistant manager and manager listened in from time to time.  After about 6 weeks, it sort of felt like our assignment was over so we notified the manager that we were finished. 

A few days after that, there was a bank robbery in downtown Kansas City.  The thieves drove their get-away car south through Grandview, MO and past 54th St Grill.  For some ‘strange’ reason they decided to stop and rob the restaurant on their way by.  They entered the store with guns drawn and were in the process of robbing the store.  But just at that time, as the Lord would have it, a police officer spotted the get-away car, entered the store and quickly, without incident, stopped the robbery, apprehended the criminals… and recouped the stolen bank money, too.

Afterwards the manager excitedly exclaimed, “The reason that robbery got foiled is because Mark & Walt have been releasing angels over this restaurant for the last 6 weeks!  It was because of those angels!” 

Angels are waiting to be invited into our lives and into Kingdom activity and to minister to all that pertains to us.  Don’t let them get bored! – MLH

“Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?” – Heb 1:14


8 Responses to “Takin’ it to the streets – 54th St Grill”

  1. Nancy Severson November 18, 2022 at 3:11 PM #

    Thank you Mark for that wonderful story. Angels have been present in the loss of our 16 year old granddaughter. They were with her in the morgue and when she died alone in a bedroom. We are so comforted to know she really wasn’t alone!

    • Mark Hendrickson November 19, 2022 at 8:33 AM #

      Nancy, it is comforting to know that Heaven is not as far away as we’ve been taught to believe. Jesus said that the Kingdom of Heaven “is near”… is “at hand”… is “within you”. In our days, God is opening up our minds to understand the easy accessibility that we have to the Heavenly places. Eph 2:6 states it very plainly, “You are seated with Christ in Heavenly places.” That should make us all very interested in getting used to our new residence… in those Heavenly places. And that leads us to understand that there are angels all around us eager to minister to us and for us and with us.

      May your heart continue to be comforted by the angelic hosts who are sent to minister for all those who inherit salvation. (Heb 1:14)

  2. garykershner November 18, 2022 at 4:17 PM #

    Good one Mark!

    Gary Kershner Real Estate 2040 Hwy 14 Richland Center, WI 53581

    Website: Garykershner.com E-mail: garylkershner@gmail.com Phone: Office 608-647-4513 Cell: 608;604-9202

    • Mark Hendrickson November 18, 2022 at 10:53 PM #

      Gary, I wonder how much clout we REALLY have in the Heavenlies. I’m sure that it’s a whole lot more than we realize!!

  3. Julie Hammond November 19, 2022 at 8:14 AM #

    Love this inspiring story! Thank you so much for sharing. :0)

    • Mark Hendrickson November 19, 2022 at 8:23 AM #

      Julie, Heaven is our inheritance, but we mostly put off enjoying that inheritance until after our ticker stops. God has a ton of exciting ways to enjoy it now. This story revs my motor! Let’s all engage with Heaven more intentionally. I’ll bet all of Heaven is applauding over that thought. 🙂 Love you and Scott!

  4. julietcanha November 22, 2022 at 7:47 PM #

    Love it!


    • Mark Hendrickson November 22, 2022 at 11:02 PM #

      As you know, it’s so much fun to see the tangible display of Heaven’s handiwork.
      He’s so much better than we expected!!!

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