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"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be Like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."
-Isaiah 58:11 (NIV 1984)
Do you remember that at the beginning of every school year, the teacher would review what we had learned the previous year? I remember those times most in my math classes. We would especially review the addition and multiplication tables. Why? Because the teacher knew that for those to become automatic for us, we needed to review them again and again.
Cleaning Up the Words of Your Mouth
“Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.”
Some people just naturally enjoy waking up early, but I’m not one of those people. I’m just not a morning person. My energy level actually increases around midnight! So it could be challenging for me to say anything positive before I get out of bed, especially words of praise and thanksgiving. I’d prefer to say, “Oh, it’s morning. I will not rejoice and be glad in it.” But I have learned the value of speaking the right kind of words throughout the day, beginning with when I first get up. So even before my feet hit the floor, I start saying Psalm 118:24, “This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.” I do that because a lot can happen between the time you sit up in bed and when your feet hit the floor!
Special Report: International Rhema Bible
//Daniel & Kauren Ndede
Unlike beachfront property in the U.S., many beaches in Ghana, West Africa, are part of fishing villages. Instead of multimillion-dollar condominiums, pristine sand, and upscale restaurants, Ghana’s fishing communities are filled with brightly colored vessels, somewhat ragtag equipment, and the stench of fish lingering in the hot, humid air.
“This is going to be a great week,” Kenneth W. Hagin told the Winter Bible Seminar & RBTC Homecoming 2013 crowd on the first night. And it was! People came expecting, and the services were filled with natural and supernatural demonstrations as the Holy Spirit moved. Here’s a sampling of what attendees heard.
Many Christians struggle, wondering what the will of God is for their lives. God does impart specific direction to His people concerning His plans and purposes for them. But even when God doesn’t seem to be saying anything specific to them about His plan, believers can know and do the will of God in their everyday lives simply by being doers of the Word.
Samantha Levy—Sam as she likes to be called—grew up shy and had a lot of insecurities and fears. So coming to RBTC was a huge step for her. She hadn’t even heard of Rhema until 2007. But coming here changed her life!
“Rhema brought me out of a lot of fear. I realized that I’m capable of doing [what God has called me to do.] I no longer worry about the stuff I used to, and I’m happier. To know that people actually care is huge. And Rhema is really big on that . . . we’re there for each other.”
If your employer told you that you were getting a raise of $200 a week, you would be overjoyed. In fact, you might immediately call your wife or husband and say, “Honey, my boss raised my salary $200 a week! Let’s go out and buy that car we’ve been wanting!”
Many of us react like that when we hear words we trust. We might not have the money in hand yet, but because we believe the words that were spoken to us, we operate in faith on them. Words such as these create excitement in us. And because we believe them, we act on them.
Sometimes in our lives we want to say, “God, what’s going on?” That’s what I said in 1962 when I got a letter from Uncle Sam telling me I was to be inducted into the U.S. Army. I was in Bible school, and I’d been involved in ministry since I was 18. It didn’t seem logical!
In the Book of Exodus, we read that when the children of Israel left Egypt, God did not lead them on the shortest or easiest route. He did not take them on the road everyone else would have taken.