Heart to Heart June/July 2014
Speak the Name!
//Kenneth W. Hagin
When my daughter, Denise, was a little girl, she was in the ministry office building doing something, and somebody said to her, "You can't do that." She turned around, looked at that person, and said, "Do you know who I am?"
That's the way we have to be with the devil. We need to know that we are God's children and then walk in the authority Jesus gave us. Like my daughter, we need to look him right in the eye and say, "Hey, you're messing with the wrong person! My Father owns this place, and I can demonstrate His saving, healing, and delivering power in the Name of His Son, Jesus!"
//Kenneth W. Hagin
What is the biggest thing you think God can do?
Most people would say, "There's no limit. God can do anything." That's right, but let me rephrase the question.
What is the biggest thing you think God can do for you? This brings things a little closer to home.
What is the biggest thing you think God can do for you today? Now we're getting very specific. That question puts your response in the now!
Father's Day is always a special day. It's a time to make sure our dads know they're appreciated—to let them know how important they really are.
In honor of all the dads out there, we thought we'd share our top dad tips. Let's be honest. Being a dad sometimes takes a lot of hard work and dedication. But it's also one of the most rewarding jobs in the world!
1. Establish a Relationship
Kenneth: I believe that one secret to success with your children is establishing a relationship with them when they're young—from the moment they're born. Too many fathers want to wait until their children are older. But it doesn't work that way.
Going God's Way
//Kenneth W. Hagin
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excerpt from the book Listen to
When you seek direction from God, don't try to figure out His plan for you with your mind or physical senses. It's easy to do that. You begin to think, "This happened and that happened, so this is what I should do." That conclusion may seem right at first. But if it's not God's plan for your life, it can end in failure.
The Bible says you are to walk by faith in God and not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7). You can't be moved by what your physical senses tell you about a situation. Follow what God's Word and the Holy Spirit tell you. That's living according to your spirit!
Don't Be Shocked When the Fire Gets Hot
Fiery trials are a part of life. I've experienced them and I'm sure you have too. I know that the same God Who met me in the middle of a fiery trial will meet you in the middle of yours. He's going to cause you to triumph, just as He promised in His Word (2 Cor. 2:14).
The Apostle Peter said, "Don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you" (1 Peter 4:12 NLT). He also said that the trial of our faith is "much more precious than of gold that perisheth" (1 Peter 1:7).
The Spiritual Tides Are Rising
Kenneth and Lynette Hagin's first Living Faith Crusade of 2014 began on a high note. From the chords of the first song, it was clear that the people at Abundant Life Fellowship in Roseville, California, craved more of God and His presence. Many in the congregation came to the front of the auditorium during worship, and the anointing was strong and tangible.
The crusade worship team is usually time conscious. They want to turn the service over to Kenneth Hagin sooner rather than later. But on the crusade's second night, worship lasted an hour and ten minutes, even though to everyone in the building it seemed like only 20 minutes!
Expectancy hung in the air as the congregation pulled on the ministry gifts. And in response,the Holy Spirit flowed through Rev. Hagin in exceptional ways.
One Family's Faith Journey
Sharing the Gospel Around the World
SPECIAL REPORT: MISSIONS
Nicole Doran, a 1991 Rhema USA graduate, had always dreamed of taking her family on a trip around the world. When her husband, Joe, overheard her sharing her dream with their friends, his ears perked up. Curious, they all began to discuss how it could be done. The idea soon progressed from taking a short-term missions trip to putting a bunch of short trips together. "We came up with this idea that sounded crazy," said Joe, also a 1991 Rhema USA grad and a traveling missionary. "We would leave my business for a year and take the whole family. We'd homeschool the kids and go on a one-year missions trip."
Activate God's Resurrection Power
SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT: KINDLE THE FLAME
Faith is much like a switch. It doesn't contain power in itself. But it's what we use to activate the power of God. Faith gives action to the power.
The Apostle Paul knew how to activate God's power. As we follow his example, we can have the same results.
More Word . . . Greater Living
INSTRUCTOR HIGHLIGHT: RHEMA BIBLE TRAINING COLLEGE
I enjoy watching the old Andy Griffith Show. Sheriff Andy and his deputy, Barney Fife, always make me laugh. Actually, Barney was pretty incompetent in almost every situation. He'd have never gotten anything done if it weren't for Sheriff Andy. The only reason he accomplished anything was the power that stood behind him.
There are a lot of us who have been Barney Fife in our Christian walk. But thank God for the power that's behind us. Thank God for the wonderful Name of Jesus and the Holy Spirit!
Recognize the Source
TIMELESS TEACHINGS OF //KENNETH E. HAGIN
SO MANY TIMES people do not know whether God or the devil is doing certain things. "Well," they say, "maybe the Lord is trying to teach me something."
I remember hearing an evangelist years ago. He'd had a tent which seated 20,000 people. But when he put it up in Texas, a tornado came along and blew it away. At this meeting they were taking up a special offering to help him get another tent. I remember he said, and I almost fell off the bench when I heard him say it, "I don't know whether God or the devil blew away my tent."
God is not blowing down gospel tents! God is putting them up!
"Yes," somebody said, "but God allowed it."
God is not the god of this world. Second Corinthians 4:4 calls Satan the god of this world. And the laws governing the earth today came into being with the fall of man.
Seed Thoughts June/July 2014
"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be Like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." -Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)
IN OUR SOCIETY TODAY, trust is a word that has taken a back seat. When I was a teenager, my parents would tell me stories of never having to sign contracts. A handshake was a sufficient contract in their day. If you were negotiating the sale of something, the two parties would shake hands and consider it a done deal.