// Craig W. Hagin
THERE'S A STORY in the Bible of a man who had never walked a day in his life. He was lame from his mother's womb. Each day, they would lay him at the temple gate, and he would ask for money from the people entering in. Kindhearted people gave him money so he could take care of himself. Then one day, his life changed.
The disciples Peter and John were going into the temple to pray (Acts 3:1). The lame man saw them and asked them for money. Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk" (Acts 3:6 NKJV).
Are your prayers being answered? Are your dreams becoming a reality? Or is your hope fading because you're not seeing anything change? To receive from God, we have to look at our circumstances the right way. What we focus on will bring us either victory or defeat.
When it looks like nothing is changing, we must remember that our situation is temporary. Everything is subject to change. Whatever God promised us in His Word, we can believe. And when we expect Him to do what He said, He will bring it to pass.
In Expect, Kenneth W. Hagin inspires us to look beyond our circumstances. He encourages us to never give up, whatever our situation. And he explains how we can live in expectant faith. When we expect God to move based on His Word, we are doing our part to receive from Him.
// Kenneth W. Hagin
HAVE YOU EVER felt like you're caught in a river of circumstance? You've tried to get out of the boat, but the current is swift and the water is rough. It doesn't look like there's any escape.
King David's life was like that. One thing that stands out about David is how he reacted to adversity. Regardless of what came against him, David always expected God to help him.
Expectation is an attitude to embrace. We need it to get through adversity, but we also need it when we're standing in faith to receive something from God. David never doubted His love and faithfulness. How could he be so confident? God was the rock he stood on. To him God's Word was everything, and he highly esteemed it.
// Kenneth E. Hagin
But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
EACH WEEKDAY on the Rhema Bible Training College campus, Healing School services are conducted. One day as I was on my way into the auditorium to begin the afternoon Healing School service, something—actually an unseen Someone—said to me, "Hear and be healed." I didn't pay much attention; I went ahead and conducted the service. But the next afternoon, in the same place, I again heard the words, "Hear and be healed."
IT MEANS A LOT to international Rhema students and alumni whenever Kenneth and Lynette Hagin visit their campuses. Such was the case when the Hagins travelled to Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in May. Cheers and applause greeted them as they entered the room where they met alumni, local pastors, and the Rhema UK & Ireland directors and staff.
The eager audience listened intently as Kenneth Hagin shared how Rhema Bible Training College came into existence. He also related how God has brought men and women throughout the world into the Rhema family. Wherever students and alumni are, they play an important role in carrying out the mandate God gave Kenneth E. Hagin to "go teach My people faith."