// Kenneth W. Hagin
How badly do you want to live the extraordinary life God has for you? Often the difference between people who excel in life and those who don't isn't in their ability. The difference is in their level of desire.
When you have a strong desire for something, you will reach down inside yourself and give out more effort than you ever thought you could. Just look at the men and women who are participating in the summer Olympics right now! Their desire has pushed them beyond what they ever thought they could do.
When I played sports, there were a lot of people who might have been better players than I was, but I had a deep-down desire to play. I would do whatever it took to get on that playing field. I didn't just want to be on the team. I wanted to make a difference.
// Kenneth W. Hagin
TO WALK in the power of God and bring supernatural deliverance in people's lives, we have to get bold with the devil. I say this because too many believers act as though they are afraid of Satan and demonic power. It doesn't have to be this way when we know who we are in Christ and operate in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Some teach that when the first apostles died, so did the power of God. They say that today people get saved, deal with the devil as best they can, and go to Heaven when they die. That should not be so! We are part of the same Church the early fathers were a part of. And the Word of God says that the glory of the latter house will be more than that of the former house (Hag. 2:9). That means we must be bold with the devil.
I believe we are in the beginning of the greatest revival the world has ever known, because this revival will be the last revival. As we read the world news, it is like reading Jesus' words in Matthew chapter 24 or Daniel's vision in Daniel chapter 7.
// BRIAN MCCALLUM
PRAYING FOR unsaved family members is always an action believers should take. However, both the Word and experience tell us that prayer should not be the only action taken.
To begin looking into other ways of witnessing to unsaved or backslidden loved ones, let's consider what Paul wrote to the Corinthian church: "Love is patient, love is kind. . . . it does not seek its own, . . . does not take into account a wrong suffered, . . . believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails" (1 Cor. 13:4–5, 7–8 NASB).
Love is inclusive, not exclusive. NEVER LET LOST LOVED ONES BELIEVE THAT YOU THINK LESS OF THEM OR WANT TO AVOID THEM. When they need material help, be the first one there with the most to offer.
// Craig W. Hagin
IT REALLY MATTERS how we use our faith. It also matters who we're placing our faith in. Sometimes we're not putting our faith in the right person. Therefore, we're not seeing answers to our prayers. But that doesn't have to be the case. God wants to move the mountains in our lives.
Anyone associated with Kenneth Hagin Ministries is familiar with Mark 11:22–24. These verses have been the keynote scriptures for this ministry since its beginning. We can speak to our mountains and they have to move.
But sometimes I think we're missing something important in these verses. I want to examine them from a different angle so we can identify whom we're placing our faith in and see mountains move in our lives.
MARK 11:22–24 (NKJV)
22 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God."
Rhema USA Graduates 42nd Class
CHEERS AND APPLAUSE from family and friends greeted Rhema Bible Training College's 42nd class as the 297 graduates filed into the Cox Business Center auditorium in Tulsa. Their caps and gowns showed clearly that they had successfully completed their training and were equipped and eager to enter the harvest fields of the earth.
Rev. Dean Hawk, pastor of Rock Family Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a 1981 Rhema Bible Training College graduate, delivered the commencement address. Rev. Hawk encouraged and challenged the graduates to do the work God has called them to do.
I want to share five tips that I've learned from being in ministry that can help you successfully run the race set before you.
BREAK THE POWER OF SIN NOW BEFORE IT BREAKS YOU. Hebrews 12:1 (NIV) tells us, "Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."