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Word of Faith Magazine - Online Christian Magazine

May 2018

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Honoring Real Heroes

Heart to Heart

1 May2018 KWH H2H// Kenneth W. Hagin

Memorial Day is a time where we recognize the fallen heroes of our land—men and women who gave their lives so others could live in freedom.

The online Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines the word hero as "an illustrious warrior; a person admired for achievements and noble qualities; one who shows great courage." The world has many heroes. Some are famous; others are unknown. We're thankful for everyone who has served in our military, but this month we are honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.

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Facing the Fire

2 May2018 CWHarticle// Craig W. Hagin

HAVE YOU EVER faced a hopeless situation where there appeared to be no way out? You may have felt overwhelmed and did not know what to do. In the middle of a fiery trial, we do not have to be afraid or discouraged. We can stand strong as we walk through adversity. More importantly, we can come out of any trial victoriously. God's Word shows us how to get through difficulties. It starts with trust. We see how to do this from Proverbs 3:5–6 (NKJV).

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Where Do I Go From Here?

3 May2018 KWHarticle// Kenneth W. Hagin

EVERY PERSON has a divine destiny. If you want to fulfill your destiny, you must first realize that you have a God-designed purpose and plan. You can't achieve what you don't know you have!

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) says, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"

The devil may have destined you for pain and sorrow, but God has already done everything you need for a way of escape. You hold the key to your future.

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Start Having Fun Again

4 May2018 CMSpeakerHighlight SinglePg// DARRELL HUFFMAN

IS YOUR FAITH working or has frustration crept in? You can't be in faith and frustration at the same time! So where are you? One of the easiest ways to check is to listen to what you are continually saying. FAITH SPEAKS THE VISION. FRUSTRATION SPEAKS THE PROBLEM.

Bitter Battles

I don't know about you, but I've gone through some battles! People have done me wrong, projects have gone sour, and persecution has come through the years. In those times, I found myself in frustration, not in faith. Without faith, the struggles made me bitter.

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A Mother’s Influence

5 May2018 AMothersInfluence CWH DHBFor many of us, Mother's Day is a wonderful celebration. For others, it can bring sadness or pain. Maybe your mother is not here on earth with you, or perhaps you don't have the best relationship with your mother. Regardless of our situations, we can all say that our mothers gave us life. And that is something to be thankful for! Let's honor and appreciate our moms and mother figures in our lives—whether by word or memory. They influence us like no one else!

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A Vital Asset in Columbus, Georgia

6 May2018 McCunesReportingArticleAFTER ATTENDING community college for two years, Fabian McCune was frustrated and discouraged. He had just failed an exam in a subject he was proficient in. But while sitting in class, he heard the Lord say, "This is not where you're supposed to be." At that moment, he knew he was supposed to attend Rhema Bible Training College.
Fabian left the college in Michigan. Within two months, he was accepted to RBTC and living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Having attended Word of Faith International Christian Center in Southfield, Michigan, Fabian was familiar with Kenneth E. Hagin and Rhema. The pictures he had seen in The Word of Faith magazines growing up were now a reality. "I felt like I had reached the Promised Land. I felt at peace," says Fabian.

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Why Jesus Had to Die

7 May2018 KEHarticle TimelessTeachingTimeless Teachings

// Kenneth E. Hagin

THE BIBLE IS a mystery book until we find the key that opens it. Then it stops being a mystery and becomes a message. Two words open the Bible to our understanding, and they are life and death.

Death has been a mystery in all ages. Science stands mute in its presence, unable to explain it. Philosophy turns poetic when it meets this dreaded enemy of man. Theology has dealt only in generalities when attempting to explain it.

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IT’S ABOUT FAMILY

8 May2018 WBSReviewWinter Bible Seminar & Rhema Homecoming 2018


THOUSANDS GATHERED for Winter Bible Seminar and Rhema Homecoming 2018. Despite the recurring wind, rain, and even a little ice, there was constant warmth throughout the week as the Rhema family mixed and mingled. Events for various groups from Word Partner members to RBTC alumni strengthened bonds. Invigorating messages, timely words of wisdom, and powerful prayer refreshed the international crowd. Whether online or on land, people participated in the services, salvations, rededications, infillings of the Holy Spirit, and healings. It was truly a family of believers reconnecting, caring, and growing together. Here's a sampling of what attendees heard.

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Honoring Mothers

9 May2018 SeedThoughts// Lynette Hagin


MOTHER'S DAY IN the U.S. has been an official holiday on the second Sunday in May since 1914. Certainly, it is fitting to set aside a day to honor the person who was responsible for us being on the earth. The Bible honors wives and mothers in Proverbs 31:10–30. I particularly like two of the verses in the New Living Translation. Verse 11 says, "Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life." Verse 28 states, "Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her."

Mothers are one of the most important individuals in our lives. A survey conducted among children said they would choose the love and approval of their mother over money, fame, or possessions.