Word of Faith Magazine - Online Christian Magazine
"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)
As I thought about the upcoming Christmas holidays and all that is involved in getting ready for the season, the words kind and kindness came to mind. I have endeavored to live by those words. Even so, I realized that in the hustle and bustle of Christmas, it can be easy for each of us to neglect this fruit of the Spirit that the Bible encourages us to practice.
//Special Report: A Year in Review
Kenneth W. Hagin often says,
"The natural and the supernatural coming together make an explosive force for God." And 2013 has provided great opportunities for Kenneth Hagin Ministries to help people . . . both spiritually and naturally.
Motivated by Love
"One way to minister is to touch a life that's in need," says Craig W. Hagin. And a string of tornadoes ripping through central Oklahoma in May left plenty of needy lives. Craig and his wife, Mia, searched tirelessly in remote, hard-to-reach areas for people who were largely ignored after the storms.
//Special Report Missions
"We've introduced the Gospel to [the people there]," says Jeanne, "and it's changed their society."
Nighttime comes early in Panama's Darien jungle. The triple-canopy rainforest refuses to let twilight cast its shadows on the thick carpet of plants and leaves on the jungle floor. By six o'clock, it's pitch-black. There was a time in the Darien when darkness welcomed the sound of witch doctors' drumbeats. Night after night their hypnotic rhythms resonated throughout what some call "the darkest jungle." "The presence of the devil was so strong then," says Jeanne Cook. "You could just feel him breathing down your back."
For 33 years Dennis and Jeanne Cook, 1980 RBTC USA graduates, have made the Darien their home. Today, it's no longer a haven of witchcraft. "We've introduced the Gospel to [the people there]," says Jeanne, "and it's changed their society."
Every Christmas, billions of greeting cards are sent out around the world. But did you know that long before printing companies introduced their first cards, God sent out a Christmas greeting for the world to hear?
It was the original Christmas card . . . sent by God, delivered by angels:
" 'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David A SAVIOR, who is CHRIST THE LORD' " (Luke 2:10–11 NKJV).
It was a message of hope—
hope for happiness . . .
hope for help.
There are believers today who are holding unforgiveness in their hearts, and some don't even realize it! They can't get over certain situations in their past, and because of that, they can't move forward in life.
In Philippians 3:13–14 (NKJV), the Apostle Paul said, "One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
"Forgetting those things which are behind . . ." How many of us would say, "Easier said than done!" But we can do all things through Christ Who strengthens us! We can get over that situation and get over ourselves.
Winter Bible Seminar 2014 Speaker Highlight
The world's greatest need today is that the lost get saved. Jesus paid the price for every man, woman, and child ever born, so that they could have an eternal, living relationship with God the Father through Him. We get the privilege of going out and sharing that good news with everybody. But it seems we've been a little unsure about how to do that.
//Kindle the Flame Review
Women from around the world gathered September 26–28 on the Rhema USA campus for Lynette Hagin's 2013 Kindle the Flame® Women's Conference. It was a time of transformation as the Lord sweetly ministered to the women, healing hearts and changing them from the inside out. From fellowshipping with others during luncheons, getting good advice during workshops, and listening to anointed ministers, for three unforgettable days Kindle the Flame 2013 proved to be the best "me" time around.
Carry your candle. Go light your world.
Timeless Teachings of Kenneth E. Hagin
"My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh."
Two things people strive for above everything else are life and health. In the verses above, God has given us a four-step recipe for attaining both of these blessings.
Have you ever looked around and thought, "Where's the peace that God promised? Where's my joy? Where's the hope of better things to come?"
//Kenneth W. Hagin
If you've seen the movie It's a Wonderful Life, you probably remember the scene where George Bailey's guardian angel asks his angel superior about George. "Is he sick?" he questioned. His superior answered, "No, worse. He's discouraged."
We laugh at this, but discouragement comes to all of us. Why does it come? It's because we've been looking at the wrong thing!
You Can Have Christmas Joy
//Kenneth W. Hagin
For many people, Christmas is just another day—only a little more expensive and a lot more work. I've even heard Christians say, "Oh, this is so much trouble. Do we have to go through all this?"
How sad it is that an event that brought so much joy in Heaven should bring so little joy on earth. Remember how joyful the angels were when they appeared to the shepherds? They sang, "Glory to God in the highest! Peace on earth! Goodwill toward men!"