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Word of Faith Magazine - Online Christian Magazine

January 2018

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Draw Near to God

Heart to Heart

1 Jan2018 KWH H2H// Kenneth W. Hagin

Did you know that you can experience God in your everyday walk with Him? James 4:8 (NIV) says, "Come near to God and he will come near to you." As you read and study the Word, you will renew your mind to think as He thinks.

Some people live far from God in their thoughts and attitudes. They see Him as being in some distant place. But God wants you to live in close fellowship with Him. He wants you to experience living close to Him through the Word. He is saying, "Come near to Me."

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Giving to a Better Living

2 Jan2018 KWHarticle// Kenneth W. Hagin

AN IMPORTANT PART of experiencing financial success God's way is to be a giver. As the original Giver, our Heavenly Father set the example for us. He gave His only Son to redeem mankind. As a result, He received more sons and daughters in return. Romans 8:32 (NKJV) says, "He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?"

God creates avenues for blessings to flow into our lives when we operate in line with His Word. He designed giving as a way into the abundant life. And it's through our giving that we tap into the abundance that He wants us to have.

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Facing Crossroads

3 Jan2018 KWH SinglePg// Kenneth W. Hagin

CROSSROADS. Everyone encounters them during their lifetime. A CROSSROAD IS A PLACE OF DECISION THAT AFFECTS THE COURSE OF OUR LIVES. North or south, east or west. Which path will we take—God's will or our own ways? It's up to us.

Jacob faced a crossroad when he wrestled with the angel at Peniel (Gen. 32:24). Jesus faced a crossroad when He struggled with His soul in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt. 26:36–42).

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Letters From You

4 Jan2018 LettersFromYouGod hears us when we pray. And we count it an honor to pray with you. Here are some testimonies of answered prayer!

"I called and ASKED FOR PRAYER that the father of my children would allow me to take them to a safe place during Hurricane Irma. He agreed. I took them out of Florida to avoid the hurricane and the worries associated with it. I also asked for prayer that my electricity and internet would be working when I returned to my home. Praise God, both were working! Thank you for your prayers!" // SONIA

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Pray for Your Nation

5 Jan2018 LHarticle// Lynette Hagin

PRAYER CHANGES the world around us! Our prayers don't change God, but He designed it so that He works through our prayers.

Jeremiah 33:3 says, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee." That means we've got to call. Those are the rules of prayer that God has set down! Our prayers bring things to pass that wouldn't have come into existence if we did not pray.

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The Power of Compassion

6 Jan2018 TonyMcKinnon SinglePg// Tony McKinnon

COMPASSION IS A VEHICLE for God's power to ride on. Whenever Jesus was moved with compassion, He did something miraculous! What does this mean for us? As His ambassadors, our understanding of compassion will affect how we allow the Holy Spirit to flow through us to others.

In the Gospels, we see this truth: compassion moved the Master to perform the miraculous. For example, we read in Luke 7 that Jesus walked up and wrecked a funeral!

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A Shelter From the Storm

7 Jan2018 Bentons ReportingArticleSPECIAL REPORT

CARL AND BELINDA BENTON returned home to Louisiana after graduating from Rhema Bible Training College in 1989. As they were preparing to pioneer a church in Lafayette, they gave business cards to everyone they met. Despite their best efforts, word of mouth advertising wasn't enough. The Bentons needed a bigger platform to get the word out about their new church. God provided the perfect way.

At that time, Kenneth E. Hagin's radio program, Faith Seminar of the Air, was broadcast every morning in Lafayette. The Bentons began airing an ad about their church immediately after Brother Hagin's program. The ad made the church known to the community and drew many people to

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A Commonsense Approach to Fasting

8 Jan2018 KEH SinglePg// Kenneth E. Hagin

THERE IS NO Bible example of fasting before the time of Moses. But it is presumed that the patriarchs fasted until Moses' time. We think this because there was a great deal of mourning among people of the Old Covenant.

In the New Testament, people fasted to minister to the Lord, ordain men to the ministry, and seek God in times of crisis. YOU MUST ALWAYS HAVE A PURPOSE FOR FASTING. Don't fast just because someone tells you to.

It is good to fast when things are pressing in on you, and you need to wait on God prayerfully. The Lord may speak to you and lead you to fast. If

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You’re Not Alone, We All Make Mistakes

9 Jan2018 BrendaThomas SinglePg// Brenda Thomas

THERE IS NOT a person alive who hasn't made more than one mistake. We've all said and done things that we have later regretted. I know sometimes I've said something and then I wanted to go back and say, "OH, LET'S REWIND THAT TAPE. I DIDN'T REALLY MEAN THAT." We'd all like to be able to go back in time and say, "Hey, let's wipe that out of our memories." Sometimes I think God allows our human side to take over just to get us to lighten up and stop taking ourselves so seriously and stop over-spiritualizing our mistakes.

We're all looking for someone else to blame. Who caused this? Was it the devil? Was it God? Most of the time we just need to look in the mirror and admit, "I blew it. I failed. I really messed up." The right response is to recognize our part in the situation, admit our wrongdoing, and tell

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Prophets or Fortune Tellers? How to Measure Prophecy

10 Jan2018 KEHarticle TimelessTeaching// Kenneth E. Hagin

BELIEVERS WHO INQUIRE about God's direction in their lives through a prophet are on dangerous ground. Under the New Covenant, prophets are not placed in the Church to lead, guide, or direct people's lives. In fact, believers can wreak havoc in their lives by going to a prophet for guidance. Why? Because we are to be led by the Spirit of God (Rom. 8:14), not prophets.

One time a wealthy businessman came to one of my meetings. The minute I saw him, the Lord spoke to me about him. He had started going to a so-called prophetess for direction before he would make any business deal. But it wasn't the Holy Spirit that was in operation through her. She was nothing more than a fortune teller.

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God Has Assignments for You!

11 Jan2018 SeedThoughts// Lynette Hagin

AT THE BEGINNING of the new year, I always ask the Lord what I need to concentrate on during that year. As I meditated on the Word and prayed, these words began to come, "Focus on listening to My voice in every step that you take and in every decision that you make."

We are living in one of the most trying and difficult times that I have ever experienced in my life. Every day we hear of another tragic situation. The Apostle Paul told Timothy that the last days would be very difficult times (2 Tim. 3:1). I believe we are in those days now.