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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.

 

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Choosing Peace

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//Denise Hagin Burns

TYPICALLY WHEN MANY of us think of peace, we think of being comforted by the Holy Spirit during a time of tragedy. We pray for peace, and it helps us in our time of need. There are times, however, when the turmoil and anxiety in our lives seem endless. And we need peace for more than just a moment, day, or week.

In John 16:33 (NLT) Jesus said, "'I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.' "

Bad things are going to happen. There's no way around it. Jesus told us ahead of time so that we wouldn't be surprised. He wanted to prepare us, so when hard times come, our response is peace. Jesus was letting us know that in Him, we could live in perpetual peace. However, the choice is ours to make.

Finding Peace

Living a lifestyle of peace is not passive; it's active. Psalm 34:14 (NIV) gives us instructions on how to always have peace.

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Keep the Switch of Faith Turned On

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// Lynette Hagin

MY FATHER-IN-LAW, Kenneth E. Hagin, taught many of us the principles of exercising our faith to receive whatever we needed from God. I heard him quote Mark 11:22–24 hundreds of times.

"And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have

whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."

After teaching on faith, he would say, "Keep the switch of faith turned on." You may wonder what that statement means. Simply put, it means that God wants us to live a fulfilled life.

John 10:10 says, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." To live the abundant life, we must practice what the Word says. One of the principles that God has established is found in Mark 11:22–24.

Let me paraphrase these verses in my words. Jesus said that when you speak to a mountain—your mountain might be finances, healing, difficult circumstances, family situations, and so forth—to be removed, do not doubt in your heart. Believe that what you have said will come to pass, and you will have what you say. When you pray, believe that you will receive the things you desire, and you will have them.

 

 

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Winter Bible Seminar & Rhema Homecoming 2020

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People from around the globe made their way to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, for Winter Bible Seminar and Rhema Homecoming 2020. Alumni from Rhema Bible Training College enjoyed times of reconnection and reunion. Students, ministers, and guests enjoyed opportunities to commune with God and each other.

Every session held powerful and encouraging ministry. Worship was energizing and intimate. Prayer swept hearts into the throne room. Teaching and preaching brought clarity and new vision. Ministry times connected people to God's plans—whether it was their calling, consecration, or healing, salvation, and being filled with the Holy Spirit. Every heart seemed to catch fire with renewed passion and purpose.

Kids also had a great week. Elementary students enjoyed the theme, "Jesus Said What?" As the truth came to light, young hearts found answers for the tough challenges they face in today's world. Youth at Winter Blitz packed the room for vibrant worship and the life-changing series, "He Called My Name." The call for all generations to know God came forth loud and clear. God has a plan for everyone!

Winter Bible Seminar & Rhema Homecoming 2021 will be held on February 14-19. Mark your calendars and join us! 

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Winter Bible Seminar and RBTC Homecoming February 16-21, 2020!

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Winter Bible Seminar and RBTC Homecoming February 16-21, 2020!

Are you ready to be blessed? Make Winter Bible Seminar your "must-experience" event for 2020! On February 16-21, people from around the world will gather at the Rhema USA campus in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, for a time of refreshing ministry. Through connection with God and one another, attendees leave recharged and with renewed vision.

Services begin Sunday, February 16, at 6 p.m. in the Rhema Bible Church auditorium and continue Monday through Friday. Various speakers will minister at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., followed by Lynette Hagin at 10:30 a.m. and Kenneth W. Hagin at 7 p.m.

Children and youth ministry is available for infants through 12th graders (evening sessions only). First through 5th grade will meet in the Rhema Kids Auditorium. Winter Blitz services for 6th through 12th graders will meet in the Varsity Youth Building Monday through Wednesday and Friday.

A "Welcome Back Fellowship" for all alumni of any RBTC campus around the world will meet in the NRC after the evening service on Monday, February 17. It is a great time to reconnect and catch up as well as meet new friends in the Rhema family.

All WBS guests may attend first- and second-hour classes at Rhema Bible Training College throughout the week.

Services will also be available via the Rhema USA app, online at rhema.tv, or livestreamed on Facebook at @kennethhaginministries. To learn more or preregister, visit rhema.org/wbs or call 918-258-1588, ext. 2238. Registration is free and open to everyone!