Word of Faith Magazine - Online Christian Magazine
Heart to Heart
// Kenneth W. Hagin
Excellence means something of valuable quality. That's the kind of people we should be.
Have you ever bought anything advertised as being "just like the original"? It's supposed to be like the original but a lot cheaper. You go ahead and buy the cheaper brand instead of the name brand, thinking you're getting a good deal! There's truth in the saying, "You get what you pay for." Have you ever noticed that cheap merchandise doesn't hold up very long?
// Kenneth E. Hagin
SCRIPTURE REVEALS the nature of God to us. It also reveals the attitude of God toward sin, sickness, and disease. God's nature has not changed through the ages. Neither has His attitude changed toward sin, sickness, and disease.
You need to know this to understand divine healing. In fact, the first principal fact you should know about divine healing is:It is God's will to heal you, because healing is in His redemptive plan.
// Kirk DuBois
PRAYER IS working together with God to fulfill His plan on the earth. And we, the Church, are to be participators, not spectators. We are called to partner with the Holy Spirit and the Lord Jesus Christ. Mark 16:20 says that the disciples went everywhere preaching the Word, the Lord working with them. Likewise, we are to work with Jesus.
Effective prayer is a subject that needs to be taught. In Luke 11:1 it says, "And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." The disciples watched Jesus pray. Notice that they didn't ask Him to teach them how to do miracles, heal the sick, cast out demons, or preach.
"WHAT AM I going to do?" The writing was on the wall—his job wouldn't last much longer. Young and newly married, Jay DePalmo, a '96 graduate of Rhema Bible Training College, was about to take another step in God's plan.
A building caught his eye as his car pulled up to an intersection. God's voice surprised him, "Go in and apply." It was the strongest Jay had ever heard the Lord speak in his heart—not audibly, just in his heart—so clear that he felt like turning around as if someone was in the backseat! Instead of continuing home, he turned the wheel, parked his car and went inside "Hobby Lobby" for the first time in his life.
// Chip Brim
JUST FOR FUN, I was thinking about who I would have drafted if I coached in the biblical days. I'd take David in the first-round draft pick. He had no fear. He attacked a giant as if it was no big deal. Then I'd take Abraham. He was fully persuaded and coachable.
I said, "God, I want to coach and train and help more Davids and Abrahams. Help me to do that." And I began to see how they were focused. They were dialed in to their covenant—like a scope!
// Kenneth W. Hagin
HAVE YOU EVER heard the anonymous saying, "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything?" William Lipscomb Jr. is credited with saying, "If your position is everywhere, your momentum is zero." In other words, if you're here, there, and everywhere, you will never accomplish anything.
Sometimes people get knocked out of their position because of circumstances. Unfortunately, some never fully recover to where they could have been if they had stayed where they were supposed to be.
// Craig W. Hagin
IN LIFE, there are very few situations we go through that are truly impossible. We might experience something that seems highly unlikely to happen. We may even face circumstances that appear to be against "most" odds.
We need to understand that what we're going through is probably not impossible. But even if it were, it doesn't matter. The Word says, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God" (Luke 18:27 NKJV).
// Kenneth E. Hagin
GIPSY SMITH, the British evangelist, used to tell a story about a man who came to the altar in one of his London meetings. Gipsy saw others hadn't been able to help him, and he was struggling, so he went over to talk to him.
The man said, "I can't be saved." "Oh yes, you can," Gipsy said. He told him no matter how deep in sin he was, God would save him.
The man said, "You don't understand. I work in the bookkeeping department of a certain company. I've stolen 10,000 pounds over the years and covered it up. If I get saved, I'll have to straighten this up. My boss is a hard man. He'll have me put in the penitentiary!"
AS STORMS THREATENED in the distance, Rockets Over Rhema began with a bang. The talented members of Rhema Bible Church shared their hearts and passions with the patriotic musical Let Freedom Ring! Between the videos, music, and skits, the auditorium was filled with laughter and standing ovations honoring those in the United States armed forces.
The joyful showcase was not dampened by the rain that swept across the campus. Awaiting dry skies outside were inflatable games, face painting, an array of vehicles in the car show, and the delicious carnival-style food fare. Synergy Band moved indoors to the Rhema Bible Church auditorium stage and kicked off the concert.
// Lynette Hagin
RECENTLY WHEN I arrived at my office, I discovered that I had left my cell phone at home. "No big deal," I thought. "I should be able to survive eight hours without my cell phone." I had access to my office phone if I needed to contact someone. I was going over my paperwork when suddenly I needed information that was on my cell phone. My thoughts were, "I'll take care of that tomorrow."