Winter Bible Seminar 2011- Tuesday

CrowdTuesday, February 22. In the 8:30 a.m. session, Jeanne Orrison laid out God’s Pathway to Life. Third John 2 says, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (NKJV). God doesn’t mince words. He tells us exactly what kind of life He wants us to have: abundantly prosperous, with “running over” blessings. When we believe in Jesus, God takes us off the path of darkness and puts us on His ever-brighter path. And He tells us in His Word how to have a good trip on that path. “God wants us to prosper in all things,” Rev. Orrison said. “But not only does He want us to prosper—He wants us in health.”

In the 9:30 a.m. service, Bob Keich asked the congregation, “What are you submitting your life to? Are you submitting your life to the Word and the Spirit of God?” He talked about how today’s society is driven by what we think and desire. “Submission isn’t something our flesh yearns for,” he said. “But submission is a plan of God for you to walk in blessing.”


Conquering Fear

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// Craig W. Hagin

PEOPLE OFTEN BECOME fearful when diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Time and time again, I have seen fear grip people's hearts when doctors tell them that there is nothing more medical science can do for them.

I understand what it is like to receive bad news from a doctor. When I was 13 years old, I was having severe headaches. I found out that I had a brain tumor. It was about the size of my fist and was located at the base of my skull.

When the doctor talked to my parents and me, he told us he had to operate immediately. As he explained the surgery to us, he said he was concerned about how close the tumor was to my brain stem. If he touched my brain stem during surgery, I would die. The good news, however, was that the survival rate from this type of surgery was 80 percent.

As a 13-year-old, I didn't immediately focus on the 80 percent chance that everything was going to be OK. Thoughts of fear began bombarding my mind, and I focused on the 20 percent chance that I might die.

But I thank God that I was taught well. I took authority over the fear and cast it from my mind. I made myself think on the Word of God and the 80 percent chance of going through the surgery without complications. The operation was textbook perfect. The surgeon removed most of the tumor, and God removed the rest. I was completely healed.

The Enemy of Faith

Fear is an enemy of faith. It will stop the power of God from working in our lives. Faith is having an unquestioning belief in God. Fear, on the other hand, makes us question and ask things such as, "Will I make it?" Faith doesn't question. It has complete confidence and trust in God.

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Praying for Our Leaders

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// Kenneth W. Hagin

The Apostle Paul exhorts us to pray for those in authority. "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty" (1 Tim. 2:1–2).

It's important that we pray for our leaders. Considering the unprecedented decisions that are made every day, we should pray for men and women in leadership on every level—national, state, and local.

We must never underestimate the power that we have in prayer. God delights in answering our prayers, but we have to ask first. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, is credited to having said, "It seems God is limited by our prayer life—that He can do nothing for humanity unless someone asks Him."

Our prayers do avail much. When we pray, God promises that He will do exceedingly above all that we can ask or think. Situations may look like they will never change, but when we stand in faith, all things are possible.

It's easy to get caught up in our everyday lives. But let's not get so busy that we don't take time to pray for our leaders in government. We that call ourselves by the name of the Lord hold the key to the future of our land. If we will boldly take our place in prayer, we can change our nation for the better. Today, I encourage you to do that—to take your place in prayer.



Winter Bible Seminar 2011 - Monday

Lynette HaginMonday, February 21. After having the congregation stretch at the beginning of the 8:30 a.m. service, Bill Ray ministered on “The Stretch of Faith.” He encouraged those in attendance to be flexible for God. “Stretch yourself,” he said. “It’s good for you to be uncomfortable every now and then. When you are stretched, you have to depend on the Lord!”

In the 9:30 a.m. session, Rick Fern encouraged his hearers to have a spirit of faith. Second Corinthians 4:13 says, “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak” (KJV). “We say what we believe,” Rev. Fern said. “In order to have a spirit of faith, you have to believe and you have to speak.”


Winter Bible Seminar 2011 - Sunday

KWHSunday, February 20. Inspired by the RHEMA Bible Church choir’s offertory song during the Sunday morning service, Kenneth W. Hagin kicked off Winter Bible Seminar 2011 by preaching during the evening service on the blood of Jesus. He reminded the congregation that the blood is the pillar of Christianity, providing not just remission of sin but also protection and healing. It’s through Jesus’ blood that we are accepted by God and made righteous. Every blessing of God that we have comes to us through the blood. We don’t hear many sermons nowadays on the blood of Christ, but it’s time for us to get back to making much of the blood.