Lakewood Church Associate Pastor John Gray lll First Book, Foreword Written By Pastor Joel Osteen.


Reader congratulation to John Gray Associate Pastor at America’s largest church, Lakewood Church,   
for the upcoming release of his first book, “I Am Number 8: Overlooked and Undervalued, but Not Forgotten by God.” The book foreword is written by Pastor  Joel Osteen.


  
Pastor John Gray 3rd: If God can take David—the invisible eighth son of a forgotten family—and turn him into a king, just imagine what magnificent plans He has for redeeming your life. For David, being a number 8 seemed like a curse until the day God transformed him from the unknown eighth son of Jesse into the much-honored king of Israel. 

When God sends out an invitation to greatness, His directions don't always make sense to us. You may feel like the most invisible, broken number 8 out there, but God sees your hidden value and is growing you for better things. David didn't know it, but his time as a simple shepherd with a dull future did not go unnoticed by God. In David's darkest moments, he was cultivating the kind of gifts, wisdom, and leadership he would need to become a king. Even when you're an underdog in the eyes of the world, God is working behind the scenes to develop you into a king or queen. 

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  1. Miss Ann,

    Sorry, but John W. Gray III is outright lying with “I am Number 8: Overlooked and undervalued but not forgotten by God”. And what is with the hand sign?

    God did choose David, but it was not because he was invisible number 8. It is because God looked not on the countenance of David and his brothers, he instead looked at their hearts (1 Samuel 16:7).

    David was so different from Saul, in that he enquired of the LORD (1 Chronicles 10:13 - 14) and unlike Solomon, David’s heart was never turned away from God (1 Kings 11). There is nothing like God’s invitation to greatness at ALL according to scripture. It is about having a desire to do God’s will (Psalm 40).

    “…David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from anything that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.” (1 Kings 15:5). God is not working behind any scenes to bring any of us into kings and queens. We have to put in work, i.e. be obedient to the precepts of God.

    “…he raised up unto them David to be their king… I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:” (Acts 13:22 - 23).

    If at all we want to earn our royalty, we have to obey God’s commandments. That is the only way we can prove our love towards him (John 14:15).

    PS – David’s wisdom, gifts, leadership came by way of the WORD of God (Psalm 19 & 119). Let us not be tossed about like clouds with this strange doctrine. The WORD of God is sufficient unto itself. Scripture interprets scripture. Unfortunately this will not be found in the pages of Gray III’s book. It can only be found in the WORD of God itself.

    The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall NOT want…

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    1. Amen Shepherd...I thought the same thing about the hand sign...And.so what David becam3 King. This sissy acting dude does not know about David than David said about himself. David knee his sins and cried and lamented over and over and over in all the Psalms he wrote. He knew God in His greatness and himself in his lowliness. David never considered himself mighty number 8, eight ball or crazy 8 like this nut says. He pleaded over and over even as King first God's mercy that endures DAVID SAID FOREVER...

      If you Marsha and any like you who in you "pompous" concern for what Shepherd quoted Bible here, I say GET LOST...AND...

      GET OUTTA HERE!!!

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  2. THIS GUY IS SO OFF POINT ABOUT KING DAVID GOD'S CHOSEN VESSEL THAT IT'S COMICAL. BUT I DON'T EXPECT ANTHING BETTER FROM HIM. THE MINISTRY THAT HE'S UNDER IS NOTHING BUT COMICAL. IT'S NOT ABOUT SOULS. HE NEEDS TO GO BACK AND READ AND ASK GOD FOR WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF HIS HOLY WORD. EVIDENTLY HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND IT. CAUSE IF HE DID HE WOULDN'T HAVE COME UP WITH THAT FOOLISHNESS AND THE HAND SIGN . GOD IS NOT A CULT. NEITHER DID KING DAVID BELONG TO A CULT. KING DAVID HUMBLED HIMSELF AND REPENTED WHEN HE DID WRONG. HUMBLENESS IS THE WAY NOT ARROGANANCE.

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  3. You let people give their opinion/argue with each other on "YOUR BLOG", BUT, NOONE can say anything about Mr. 44. Sounds like you've made him "YOUR" Savior. SO HYPOCRITICAL!! And you call that being fair...WOW!!

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    1. Never mind. I thought it would be obvious. UNBELIEVABLE!

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    2. Once again what's your point?

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  4. What does PRESIDENT OBAMA HAVE TO DO WITH THIS ARTICLE ??? STOP BEING IGNORANT AND STUPID. WE ALL KNOW AIN'T NOBODY GOD BUT GOD. CASE CLOSED. BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS A GREAT PRESIDENT. I DIDN'T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING HE DID. BUT THE MAN DID A GREAT JOB WITH WHAT HE HAD. HE HAS CLASS AND IS VERY INTELLIGENT. NOT A MORON. OH DID I MENTION HE HAS AN IVY LEAGUE EDUCATION. AND HE EARNED EVERYTHING HE GOT. IT WASN'T HANDED TO HIM. IJS

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  5. The bible is subject to interpretation. And everyone is not going to agree on which interpretation is right, which is why there are so many denominations of Christianity. With that being said, no one is forcing anyone to buy this book. I like the concept and want to read more.

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  6. And that's your choice but does that mean just because you like it, it's an endorsement? No it's just your choice based on either your like of the person for whatever your reason are or the fact that's its based on your opinion.

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  7. I'm guessing that a dove sign he is making???

    -Chris

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