2010 Feb/March


A Miracle Baby

NewsPic 5a'I Knew I Was Healed'

— Kristen Greene

Last August 2012 when I was still pregnant, I attended a service at Valley Family Church in Portage, Michigan, where Pastor Hagin was the speaker for a few days. At one of the evening services, I went forward for healing because the doctor had diagnosed me with placenta previa. When I went forward, Pastor Hagin laid hands on me. I immediately fell backward and was overcome with the Holy Spirit! This was the first time something like this had happened to me! I knew I was healed!

A few weeks later, I went in for another ultrasound and the placenta previa was healed! They did notice, however, fluid around my baby's lungs. I was referred to a high risk doctor. Nine days later, when I went in for another ultrasound, the fluid was nearly all gone! The technician was quite surprised as to why I was at the high risk doctor.

Throughout the rest of my pregnancy I was monitored by the high risk doctors. [My son Luke] was born three weeks early on December 10, 2012. On December 11, they found two holes in his heart. He was then placed in the NICU for eight days. During this time, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Although we didn't deny the diagnosis, we did not receive it for him. We began to stand on God's Word for Luke's healing and believed that regardless of the doctor's report, he was healed. Many miracles happened in the NICU and have happened since he has been released.

Luke's ears physically moved in the hospital, and his blood platelet level went from 60,000 to 105,000 in one day! He was on oxygen when we left the hospital, and they thought he'd be on oxygen indefinitely. However, he was off oxygen in less than a week! His thyroid has been tested, and he's in the normal range!

During those first few months, Luke ate well and continued to gain weight, in spite of having two holes in his heart. He rolled over at just one month old, the earliest of any of my other three children! He began cooing, talking, and smiling those first months as well.

On March 1, Luke had open heart surgery. He recovered very well and we brought him home six days later. Doctors were concerned that his pulmonary hypertension wouldn't heal and also said he'd be on oxygen for two months. Luke was on oxygen for just a week and a half, and then his cardiologist confirmed that his pulmonary arteries were completely healed and whole!

I believe that my encounter with the Holy Spirit when Pastor Hagin laid hands on me was a defining moment in this journey that we are on! That was tangible proof of the start of the Holy Spirit's working in my son's life and in my life. We continue to speak God's Word over Luke and believe that we are seeing God transform him before our very eyes. We praise God as we take Him at His Word which says that Luke is healed!



Heart to Heart: Keep the Fire Burning!

Kenneth W. HaginBy Kenneth W. Hagin

One of the greatest moments in the history of mankind was the Day of Pentecost—the day when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the human race. Pentecost began in the Upper Room with tongues of fire and a rushing, mighty wind from Heaven (Acts 2:1–4). As time marched on, there were many great moves of the Spirit, but one by one, they all waned.

At the beginning of the 20th century the flame of the Spirit burst out again, and soon after, it was fanned in a little mission on Azusa Street in downtown Los Angeles. All at once, the fires of Pentecost began to spread all over the world! 


A Call to Arms: Refuse to Lose!

A Call to ArmsBy Kenneth W. Hagin

It takes more than horsepower to win an auto race. Drivers also need skill, knowledge, and the determination to stay in the race. And those who attended Kenneth W. Hagin’s A Call to Arms 2009 Men’s Conference heard continual reminders that these same qualities are vital to winning in life.

More than a thousand men gathered in November at RHEMA Bible Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, for the three-day conference. This year’s theme, “Refuse to Lose!” echoed Rev. Hagin’s lifelong motto, “I cannot be defeated, and I will not quit!” And from his opening message, he and other speakers exhorted the men to stay in the battle to live for God and do things His way. Finances, sexual temptation, marriage, family, work, prayer, faith, growing closer to God . . . workshops and general sessions dealt head-on with these topics and others.


Second Chances

Second ChancesBy KENNETH W. HAGIN

Have you ever wanted a fresh start in life? Some people hope to get a new start by moving to a different city or state. They think they can erase their past failures by going somewhere new.  Unfortunately, this never happens. Why? Because they take with them the same old attitudes and habits that guarantee their continued unhappiness. People don’t realize that they don’t have to move to start over. They can stay right where they are and receive a second chance in the midst of their failures.

“Don’t remain in defeat. Get up. It’s time to move forward.”

We don’t have to allow the mistakes of the past to hold us captive.


Stay in the Battle!

 Kenneth W. HaginAll of us like to win first place. But you don’t lose just because you don’t come in first. You lose when you quit.

A lot of Christian men have given up the battle to receive their healing, to live upright lives, to stay faithful to their spouses and families, to follow God’s plan, and to obtain financial stability. How can you stay in the battle to do things God’s way? And if you’ve already quit, how can you get back in the fight?

First Timothy 6:11–12 says, “But thou, O man of God, FLEE these things; and FOLLOW after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. FIGHT the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” Notice three words: flee, follow, and fight. The success of your Christian life depends upon your learning these three things.