Be a Light

Rhema TeamFebruary/March 2020 WOFLeave a Comment

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The world can be cold and dark. Where will people find warmth and light if not the Church? This is not the time for God’s people to burn out! It’s time to step into a greater dimension of God’s power and re-fire!

2 Timothy 1:6–8 (NKJV)

6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord.

Let’s never be ashamed to testify about our Lord! To have boldness, we must stir up the flame of His passion and power. When the fire of God burns brightly on the inside, we will overcome challenges and see miracles.

Burn Brightly!

Years ago, Lynette and I heard fire engines blaring as we came out of a restaurant. When we got into the car, I turned on the radio and learned that a local hospital was on fire. We wanted to see what was going on, so we drove to the scene. When we arrived, about a thousand people were already there!

The same thing will happen to us. If we get a fire going, people will show up to watch it. One preacher said, “If we’re willing to burn for God, people will come out to see us burn!”

People Need God’s Power

We must not take a powerless Gospel to a dying world! The first-century church was known as those who “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6). We are not any different from them and should do the same thing. We are all the Body of Christ and can make the same mark on every generation.

Acts 1:8 (NKJV)

8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

God wants His people full of His power and filled with a consuming desire for unbelievers to be saved! He wants us to go out and not just ask but compel them to come in (Luke 14:23).

You can be reconciled to God—through Christ.Kenneth W. Hagin

My Dad Went to Hell

When I was a little boy, I traveled with my dad. He put big speakers on top of the car to announce his meetings: “Come and hear me tell what hell is like. I’ve been there!” He was bold! And people would come.

Dad would tell about how he died and leaped out of his body like a man leaping off a diving board into a swimming pool. He descended through utter darkness until he saw huge white-crested orange flames behind gates. It pulled him like a magnet. When he tried to slow himself down, a creature took him by the arm to escort him. He knew if he went through, he could never come back.

Just then, a voice spoke from Heaven. He felt something pull him back. He ascended until he was back in his body on his bed. This happened three times. He screamed, “GOD! I BELONG TO THE CHURCH!” The third time he came back into his body, he didn’t tell God how good he was. He cried out to be saved!

Kenneth E. Hagin was miraculously born again and preached the Gospel until he went home to be with the Lord on September 19, 2003. My dad was never ashamed of the Gospel. He knew it was the power of God for salvation and every other need of man. He stayed on fire.

The fire of God’s power is available to all believers. It will help us make an indelible mark on our world. Let’s fan the flames of the Holy Spirit in our hearts until we have such a burning desire to tell others about Jesus Christ that we can’t sit still!

When the fire of God burns brightly on the inside, we will overcome any challenge and see the miraculous happen around you.

Three Battles You Can’t Win (On Your Own)

Conflicts and struggles are everywhere. But God created humanity with a desire to triumph! People defeat the odds and overcome beyond one’s wildest imagination. The Guinness World Records is published every year to celebrate such feats.

Yet, there are three battles you can never win on your own:

• Escape Sin

• Escape the Tyranny of Satan

• Reconcile Yourself to God

It is impossible to pave your own way to Heaven and leave sin and Satan in the ditch. But there is one person who has done that for you: Jesus Christ. And He offers His victory to you! Jesus has already won these battles. If you will receive Him as your Savior, His power to overcome becomes yours!

2 Corinthians 2:14 (NLV)

14 We thank God for the power Christ has given us. He leads us and makes us win in everything.

It all starts with making Jesus Christ your Lord. You can escape sin and the tyranny of Satan—in Jesus. You can be reconciled to God—through Christ. Are you ready?

Pray the following prayer to accept Jesus as your Savior and to be baptized in the Holy Spirit:

Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord and that You raised Him from the dead so I could be restored in my relationship with You. I believe Jesus died in place of me, and I accept His sacrifice. I am now reconciled to You as if I had never sinned! Thank You for saving me from sin, setting me free from the tyranny of Satan, and bringing me into Your family!

I ask You to fill me with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in an unknown tongue. Thank you for enabling me to speak in a heavenly language my mind does not understand!

I also ask for understanding as I read the Word of God to know and do what it says. From this day forward, I will look to You for guidance and freedom. Thank you for Your blessing upon my life! I ask and receive these things in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

If you prayed this prayer for the first time, welcome to God’s family! Please email [email protected] or call 1-800-54-FAITH (543-2484). We want to celebrate with you and send free resources to help you get started in your new life as God’s child.

Visit rhema.org/salvation for an online salvation prayer and link to share your testimony.



Faith IN ACTION

Sharing Christ

Need some help in sharing Christ with others? Below are some scriptures to review, and check out the salvation message and prayer on this page to get started!

Romans 3:23

John 6:37

Romans 10:9–13

1 John 3:1–2

Romans 8:14, 16–17

2 Cor. 5:17, 21

Luke 11:13

Acts 2:4

Acts 19:6

1 Cor. 14:2–4, 15–17

James 1:22–25

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