//Kenneth W. Hagin
There Is Power in Thanksgiving
This is the season of thankfulness. It's a time to count our blessings and praise God—a time to be thankful for what He has done for us.
Psalm 100:4–5 (NKJV) says, "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations." The Lord is good! He not only created us, but He personally takes care of us. He is working for us right now. And even when we don't feel like it, we need to give thanks and praise to Him.
//Kenneth W. Hagin
THERE IS A MAN in the Bible who would not give up on his faith in God—even in the face of insurmountable obstacles. Mark chapter 10 gives us an account of Bartimaeus. He was a blind and poor man who sat by the road begging alms. Let's read his amazing story of courage.
//Craig W. Hagin
AS MEN, leading our households, we have to understand who our enemy is and what he tries to do. John 10:10 says that Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy us. He'll try to destroy our families, marriages, and jobs. He'll try to destroy our dreams, finances, and health. That's why it's so important for us to know the playbook—the Word of God. We've got to know what we possess, and we've got to act on the authority it gives us. We must be doers of the Word.
NO MATTER WHO we are—no matter how strong we are in the Word—Satan will try to defeat us. He'll bring negative thoughts our way and try to get us to have a pity party. But pity parties are not of God. God is involved in victory parties!
When the devil brings a pity party our way, we must recognize and resist it. Jesus said, "See that you are not troubled" (Matt. 24:6 NKJV). We must be bold! We must be motormouths, speaking the Word of God.
//Kenneth E. Hagin
WHEN CHRISTIANS get into the area of suffering, they get tangled up. Many think all suffering is the same. But when the Bible talks about suffering, it doesn't mean "sickness." Christians have no business suffering sickness and disease. Jesus redeemed us from that. A lot of times people who are sick say they are suffering for the Lord. No! They are not suffering for the Lord.