Men from across the U.S. gathered at Kenneth W. Hagin’s A Call to Arms® Men’s Conference to renew their faith and grow in God’s Word. God invaded their comfort zones and challenged them to turn their adversities into advantages and rise to the level of His call for them.
The kickoff message, “Ascending to a Higher Life,” motivated the men to see their potential and rise to the level of God’s plans and promises for their lives. Guards came down and hearts opened to receive the wisdom, freedom, strength, and healing each session imparted. The men also built up, encouraged, and ministered to their fellow brothers in Christ.
The conference was a great time of fun and fellowship. Hundreds of men left changed and ready to move to a higher level in their walk with God. Make plans now to attend A Call to Arms 2022, November 3–4!
Ascending to A Higher Life
Kenneth W. Hagin
In the Bible, many ascended to higher positions. If they were able to do it, we can do it. God is able to raise us up to the level of His plans and promises for our lives. But we need to rise to a new relationship with Him. We need to be the godly men we’re supposed to be, not just in word but in action.
Some say everyone has a predetermined place in life. They believe some are destined to high places, while others are doomed to low places. That’s simply not true. I don’t believe any of us are predetermined. God made it possible for everyone to rise higher in life.
You may be working a regular job. If you just keep believing and trusting God, there’s no telling where He can take you. If you purpose to be the best at whatever job He has you doing and cultivate a relationship with Him, watch Him promote you. If you own a business, watch Him take your business to another level.
Do you want God to change your life? Some of you need to let go of things that have hindered your ability to ascend. Those might be bad habits, fear, silent sin, unforgiveness, or wrong attitudes. Some of you need to decide to believe God, humble yourself, and do what He’s been telling you to do.
God is calling us to go to another level and walk with Him. How high does He want you to go? To the level of the plans and promises He has for you.
Craig W. Hagin
One reason people don’t arise is that they don’t realize who they are in Christ. It doesn’t matter who we are naturally. What matters the most is who we are in Christ Jesus.
First John 4:4 (NKJV) says, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” This verse doesn’t say we are going to overcome them. It says we have already overcome. People often pray, “God, help me to overcome.” No, we have overcome.
Anytime we face any situation, we must remember that the Greater One is on the inside of us. We will never lose when we know the Greater One is in us. We won’t ever be afraid when we know Who is with us every time we take a step.
The Bible also says we are more than conquerors (Rom. 8:37). Not only have we won the victory, we have more than won the victory through Christ. And we see in Ephesians 3:20 that God is able to do “exceedingly abundantly more than we can ask or think.”
God is with us at all times. He will never leave or forsake us. We can’t be a loser for being a winner. We’ve already overcome, because the Greater One lives in us. And there’s nothing that can stop the Greater One.
“We may be in this world, but we’re not of this world. We’re not part of a world that’s falling apart—that’s full of fear, confusion, and strife. No matter what is happening around us, we don’t have to participate in it. Something amazing happened when God rescued us from the dominion of darkness and translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son—the Kingdom of light. That means we are no longer under the control of that old king and that old kingdom of sin, sickness, and disease. We can live above it, because we’re coming up higher.” // David Crammer
“Our God is a Rock unlike any other rock. He’s the strong and mighty God Who remains the same generation after generation. He’s the Rock Who is ever faithful. If no one is encouraging you, and you feel overwhelmed with life, and you’re saying, ‘Who can I turn to? Who can I go to?’—you’ve got a Rock Who is always there! He’s unchanging. And we can put our trust in Him. Things begin to change when we truly put our confidence in Him. We see our future begin to align with His vision for our future.” // Jordan Gash
“God wants us as men to reign as kings on this earth. He wants to use you and set you up in a position as a king. The reason many of us are not in position is, we have not learned how to serve as priests—how to love God with all of our heart, soul, and strength. And in return, how to allow that love to inspire a mission in us to love and serve others with that same passion and love. You will never rule or reign in a kingdom until you serve in one. To ascend, you have to serve.” // Zach Morris
“I want to forever change how you look at the idea of adversity. It is not your enemy. Adversity makes you stronger in the process of getting from where you are to where God wants you to be. Read Hebrews 11. Those heroes of faith endured some devastating circumstances. Don’t allow yourself to think that everything in life is supposed to be easy. Life is sometimes tough. I’m looking for men who will take the hill and say, ‘We’re well able to take it, because greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.’ ” // Josh Pennington
Kenneth E. Hagin
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