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Heart to Heart
// Kenneth W. Hagin
This month as we celebrate Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to our nation. Their blood was shed so the United States would be free and strong. This is also a time that we can reflect on what the Lord has done in our lives. The word memorial means “to remember.” But all too often, we only remember the bad times and not the good.
“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
// Kenneth W. Hagin
Have you ever met a Christian who always seems to be full of joy and gladness—someone who always exhibits the joy of the Lord both in the good times and the bad? A believer who is always full of joy has learned the secret of living a life of praise to God.
// Kenneth E. Hagin
In teaching me about angels, the Lord pointed out the scripture, “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” (Heb. 1:14). I always thought this verse said, “minister to them who shall be heirs of salvation.” But it says, “minister for them.” The word “minister” used here carries the thought of waiting on or serving. For instance, when you go into a restaurant, a waitress “ministers” to you by waiting on or serving you. In other words, she waits for your order.
As I was growing up, my dad often said, “Lynette, take advantage of every learning experience. You may not think that you’re going to need something, but there’s a possibility that you will!”
I’ve discovered that the older we get, the more we realize how much more we need to learn. In fact, after being in ministry for 50 years, my late father-in-law, Kenneth E. Hagin, said “I think I know less now than I thought I knew when I was in ministry for 10 years.”
In the summer of 1938, the new minister, Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin, came to pastor my church in Tom Bean, Texas. He was tall, slim, blonde, and handsome—and all the single girls in the church were after him!
When Kenneth and I met, I hadn’t received the Holy Spirit, although secretly I had wanted to. During our courtship, Kenneth would always say to me, “I’d marry you tonight if you had the baptism of the Holy Ghost.” I would just smile. He married me anyway. I didn’t receive the Holy Spirit until after we were married!
God is a faith God. And He has designed our Christian walk so that we live by faith. On this path of faith, there are steps to follow. It’s necessary to walk out these steps because they will take us from where we are now to where God wants us to be. Below are three essential steps of faith that will help us live and walk in the fullness of God’s plan for our lives.
//Kenneth E. Hagin
Does the Holy Spirit condemn you if you do wrong as a Christian? No. It is your spirit that condemns you. You need to learn that. It’s a hard lesson to learn, however, because we have been taught incorrectly.
The Holy Spirit will not condemn you because God won’t. The Holy Spirit through Paul asked: Who is it that condemns? Does God condemn? No, it is God that justifies. (See Romans 8:33–34.) Jesus said that the only
Spanning the strait that connects the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge joins the city of San Francisco and Marin County. Green hills, hiking trails, and mountains lie in natural juxtaposition to the bustling city life of the San Francisco Bay Area. Centrally located in the heart of the Bay is Hayward, a city of more than 150,000 people.
Rhema graduates, Mark and Brenda Thomas, have been pastoring Heart of the Bay Christian Center in
Winter Bible Seminar & Rhema Homecoming 2017
Lives were changed at Winter Bible Seminar and Rhema Homecoming 2017. Those who came or watched online were encouraged, challenged, and comforted. Words of knowledge and words of wisdom were given to men and women in attendance. Those needing answers received them. The sick were healed and the oppressed set free! It was a glorious week. Here’s a sampling of what attendees heard.
// Lynette Hagin
THIS MONTH, May 14 is set aside to honor mothers. I was born on Mother's Day. I reminded my mother every year that she received the best Mother's Day present that year and no other present could ever surpass it! She and I both laughed about that. I sure do miss her laugh, but I am sure she is laughing in Heaven.
I believe the most beautiful words a mother can hear are recorded in Proverbs 31:28, "Her children arise up, and call her blessed."