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Word of Faith Magazine - Online Christian Magazine

August 2014

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Heart to Heart August 2014

08 wof pic1Now Is the Time to Believe

// Kenneth W. Hagin

Some Christians have the notion that if they believe God for something, it should happen right away. Then if it doesn't, they give up. It's important that we realize our actions today open the doors of opportunity tomorrow. We have been waiting for opportunities to come someday, instead of acting on what we believe today. We have been waiting on God when we should have been confessing God's Word that cannot—and will not—fail us if we'll hold fast to it!

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Dig a Little Deeper

08 wof pic2//Kenneth Hagin

Did you ever notice that sometimes the Lord will tell you to do something that doesn't sound right in the natural?

In Second Kings chapter 3, we find three kings in a very bad situation. Jehoram, king of Israel, Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, and the king of Edom have marched their armies into the desert to fight against Moab. Now, seven days in, they find themselves without water for their men or animals.

King Jehoram immediately started blaming God for their problem.

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The Power of Forgiveness

08 wof pic3KINDLE THE FLAME SPEAKER HIGHLIGHT

//Lynette Hagin

God wants us to prosper in every way! He wants us to have a life better than we ever dreamed of. That's why Jesus gave His life. He came to redeem us.

Unfortunately, some believers aren't experiencing this abundant, fruitful life. They're not prospering or enjoying good health—even though they're making confession after confession. Why? The Lord told me it's because they're in a prison of unforgiveness.

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Flexible in His Hands

08 wof pic4SPECIAL REPORT: MISSIONS

By the time she was a teenager, Adriana was an atheist. She simply couldn't believe in a God Who would allow her to grow up in a dysfunctional home filled with chaos and fear. Deeply troubled, she considered suicide. But even that fell through. Nothing, it seemed, was going her way.

With nowhere to turn, Adriana found herself surrounded by darkness in her home country of Brazil. One of her friends was dabbling with demonic possession. Face to face with evil, she realized that the devil was real. But if he was real, she concluded that God must be real as well. And at age 18, Adriana was born again. "I fell in love with the Lord," she remembered. "He became my everything."

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He Is More

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// Kenneth W. Hagin

"When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, 'Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?' So they said, 'Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.' He said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?' Simon Peter answered and said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.' "
—Matthew 16:13–16 (NKJV)

Today people are splitting theological hairs over the question, "Who is Jesus?"

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Ready to Make Their Mark On the World!

08 wof pic6Rhema USA Graduates 40th Class

Cheers and applause from family and friends greeted Rhema Bible Training College's 40th class as the 403 graduates filed into the Cox Business Center auditorium in Tulsa. Their caps and gowns showed clearly that they had successfully completed their training and were equipped and eager to enter the harvest fields of the earth.

Dr. Steve Houpe, pastor of Harvest Church International Outreach in Kansas City, Missouri, and a 1986 Rhema graduate, delivered the commencement address. Rev. Houpe exhorted the graduates to have courage to trust God for what He has called each of them to do.

You've got a lot of information—a lot of principles and steps. You have a lot of how-tos. But to implement all the things that the instructors have poured into your life over the last two or three years, it's going to take courage.

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The Devil Is Under Our Feet

08 wof pic7TIMELESS TEACHINGS OF KENNETH E. HAGIN

Everything has been placed under Jesus' feet (Eph. 1:22). That includes the devil. Since we are a part of the Body of Christ, all things are under our feet as well. It doesn't matter what type of problem comes against us—physical, emotional, financial, family, and so forth. We can walk on top of every one of these situations.

Psalm 91:13 says, "Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder." This verse uses lions and adders to represent forces that are strong and fierce. It is literally talking about Satan and his demonic host. If we're treading on something, it means we're walking on it. In this case, we are supposed to walk on devils and demons.

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'A Walking Miracle'

08 wof pic8TESTIMONY

Something was wrong. Doug Mitchell—husband, father of three, and bivocational pastor in Mount Kisco, New York—woke up with a headache unlike any he'd experienced before. It was excruciating—and he was also sick to his stomach.

As the day went on, the pounding in Doug's head only worsened. Nothing he did seemed to make things better. Concerned about dehydration, his wife, Christine, suggested they go to the emergency room. Agreeing, Doug managed to dress himself—a good sign. But then he proceeded to walk the wrong direction to the car. He was disoriented—and things weren't going to improve anytime soon.

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Ablaze For God

08 wof pic9//Craig Hagin

Nowadays it's not uncommon to hear about wildfires. With so many places experiencing drought, it doesn't take much for a fire to start. When the ground is dry and conditions are right, the smallest spark can start a fire that quickly becomes an uncontrollable blaze. And anything in its path is engulfed in flame.

Spiritually speaking, there's a lot of dry ground throughout the earth. There's a world full of people who don't know the Lord and who never think about God. They don't know how much He loves and cares for them or that He wants to help them in whatever they're going through.

One way to change this is for the Church to be on fire for God and burn so brightly that its flames consume
everything it touches.

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Seed Thoughts August 2014

Pic 9 08//Lynette Hagin

"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)

In the last issue I talked about placing your trust in God to guide you in all things. I want to continue along these same lines this month. My husband and I continually quoted the 91st Psalm to our children. Both Craig and Denise knew that they could call on that psalm and the promises within it would become a reality in their lives.