Snatching Victory From Defeat
// Kenneth W. Hagin
Have you ever noticed in the Word of God that some of the greatest victories came out of what looked like utter defeat? That's what God in His almighty power can do!
Of all the people mentioned in the Word, the greatest man of faith of all time Who snatched victory from defeat is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus was falsely accused and sentenced to death. He was alone and forsaken, rejected of men. As He hung on the cross at Calvary, He breathed His last and said, "It is finished!
// Kenneth W. Hagin
As we look down the long corridor of human history, we see many dark days. One of the darkest days recorded was the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ. It may sound like a paradox, but this day was also a bright day.
It was a dark day for Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the disciples who walked closely with Him. The disciples had just eaten the Passover meal with Jesus, and now He was gone. Why didn't He use His power to get out of that situation? If He was dead, could everything He said be true? Could they have hope for the future if Jesus was in the grave?
// Kenneth E. Hagin
Being born again—accepting Jesus as Savior—is the key that
unlocks all the promises of God. Second Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature [creation]: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." Believers, here are some Bible facts about the new creation you are in Christ
THE POWER OF PRAISE
One Wednesday night many years ago, I did not want to go to church. I'd had a bad day and was depressed. I'm usually not depressed, so if I'm depressed, it's
That night I just wanted to stay at home. I didn't tell anybody how I felt because the Word says we're snared by the words of our mouth (Prov. 6:2). I have learned to keep my mouth shut when I'm having a bad day.
// Craig W. Hagin
"Life is a journey, so enjoy the ride." Have you ever heard that saying before? I think it holds a lot of truth. God has a journey that He wants each of us to go on. He has a plan and a purpose that He expects us to fulfill. He didn't put us on this earth just to sit around, eat Cheerios, and do nothing. But the deal is, we've got to stop worrying about the storms that arise on our journey and start enjoying the ride. We should not make the storms our storms
// Doug Jones
Many people in faith circles have the misconception that all faith does is believe that it receives. This, however, is a narrow view as to what faith is all about. Faith is so much more than getting our needs and desires met.
We please God by faith. We live and walk by faith. We receive protection through faith. Ephesians 6:16 says, "Above all, taking the shield of faith." Now, for Christians to "take" the shield of faith, they first have to recognize it when they see it.
SPECIAL REPORT: MISSIONS
Matthew & Kristin Buckley
As he traveled through the ruggedly beautiful countryside of Botswana on his way from Johannesburg to Zimbabwe, Matthew Buckley sensed the Lord telling him that one day he would return to this African nation. A year after Matthew's 1987 graduation from Rhema Bible Training College USA, the Lord had led him to go to Africa for five months to hold crusades and do other missions work.
Back at home in the United States, Kristin, Matthew's fiancée, was finishing up her last year at RBTC. While Matthew was in Africa, the Lord began dealing with Kristin
// Kenneth E. Hagin
In studying the Book of Acts, you'll see that when folks were filled with the Holy Ghost, they began to speak with other tongues. From this we can gather that tongues are the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. There are other evidences that follow. But this is the initial evidence that someone has received the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
Probably the paramount question believers ask today is whether it is God's will to heal. The question is not whether God is able to heal sickness and disease but whether He is willing to heal.
Is it God's will to heal? The answer is most assuredly, yes! The Bible tells us that healing is the will of God.
ISAIAH 53:4–5 (NKJV)
4 Surely He has borne our griefs [sicknesses or diseases] and carried our sorrows [pains]; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED
// 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)