Are You Enjoying Your Inheritance?
// Kenneth W. Hagin
If you are born again, you are an heir of God (Gal. 3:29) and a joint-heir with Jesus Christ
(Rom. 8:17). And you have a glorious inheritance! But are you living like an heir? Ephesians 1:18 says that God has given you the riches of His glory in Christ. This means you have certain rights and privileges in Jesus. But it's up to you to find out what they are. Why is this so important? Because the success of your Christian life is measured (to a great extent) by understanding
// Lynette Hagin
The Lord wants us to live in peace. The scriptures give us this admonition quite frequently. For example, John 16:33 (NKJV) says, "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have PEACE." Yet it seems that peace often does not reign in our lives.
I am shocked at the turmoil that exists in the homes of many Christians. Our homes should be places of peace. They should be shelters for us in the midst of troubles in the world. Family members should unite and stand with each other. However, the enemy is playing havoc in the homes of Christians; it is one of his oldest schemes.
The Lord saves us because He loves us, but He also wants us to share His light with others. Just after graduating in 2000 from Rhema Bible Training College, Lana Vasquez moved to Southeast Asia and eventually began rescuing children being sold into prostitution or slavery.
Joy*, then 9, was the first child Lana rescued. She and her four siblings had been supporting their mother by begging. As an older child, Joy wasn't bringing in as much, and her mother had agreed to sell her to human traffickers for 16 U.S. dollars.
// Kenneth W. Hagin
David was a shepherd boy turned songwriter and musician. He was a young man who became a giant-killer. He married into the royal family and became a successful military leader.
You might say that David was the original Robin Hood. He was forever helping the common man. After he fled from the tyrannical King Saul, he gathered around him many unwanted people.
On Friday, May 15, 350 graduates of Rhema Bible Training College USA walked proudly into the Cox Business Center auditorium in Tulsa. Surrounding them were family and friends, cheering and taking pictures to capture the special moment. Each graduate received a diploma and a runner's relay baton. The diploma marked their completion of years of preparation. The baton served as a reminder that others have run before them, and it is now their turn to enter the earth's harvest fields and run their race for the Lord. Over 7,000 people in 75 countries watched the celebration over the Internet.
// Special Report: Missions
In 1985 in the small, front-range town of Longmont, Colorado, Sharmin, a high school senior, shared with her church youth group her love for Christian missions. She had visited two countries and planned to go to Asia that summer. She told them her dream of reaching more people on foreign soil for Jesus.
Among her listeners was Steve, a youth leader in the church. Seeing her for the first time, he was impressed by her servant's heart and her willingness to go anywhere for the Lord. He shared her desire to reach more people overseas for Jesus. His one missions trip had whetted his appetite for more.
// Kenneth E. Hagin
In the New Testament God maintains three relations toward the believer. First, God is for us. Romans 8:31 says, "What shall we then say to these things? If God be FOR us, who can be against us?" If we're not careful, we can forget the Bible is so and that God is for us.
With God on our side, we are guaranteed success. God is not a failure. When we know that He is for us, we can be utterly fearless, no matter how dark the situation or how difficult the problem. We can be sure of this: God has the ability, the power, and the answer to put us over.
// Denise Burns
Life is filled with different seasons. There are seasons in our jobs, seasons in marriage and parenting, seasons in the weather. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, "For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven" (NLT).
Every season is beautiful in its own time. When we're in a season, we're doing our thing and loving it. But when that season starts coming to an end, we begin feeling uncomfortable. We feel like we should go in a different direction. But maybe we're not sure what to do or where to go. In between where we are and where we're going is a gap of time—a transition.
// Lynette Hagin
"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)
Have you ever experienced a disappointment? I am sure that you are thinking, "Not just one disappointment, but many in my lifetime!" I certainly can identify.