Empowered by the Spirit
RHEMA’S REACH circles the globe. That truth was never clearer than at Winter Bible Seminar & Rhema Worldwide Homecoming 2016. The Rhema family from across the U.S. and around the world gathered in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, in February for a week of encouragement, instruction, and fellowship.
Key themes were:
• In these end times, God’s Word is the only safe ground.
• We must take our places in prayer.
• The earth’s harvest fields are ripe and much work remains.
Healings were wrought, hearts were strengthened, and thousands of believers left empowered by the Spirit to do what God has called them to do. Here are highlights.
// KENNETH W. HAGIN
Standing on the Rock
“THE WORD OF GOD IS THE ROCK WE STAND ON. Standing on the incorruptible, indestructible, ever living, all powerful Word of God takes the pressure off. So don’t get under pressure—stand on the Word. You’re not strong enough to take the pressure. But if you’ll let the Word of God be what you stand on, then the Word will take the pressure. When you understand this, you can lean back and relax in the midst of the attacks of the enemy.”
// LYNETTE HAGIN
There’s Power in Agreement!
“Matthew 18:19 in The Message Bible says, “When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action.” Woo! There is power in agreement! I think that’s why the enemy tries so hard to get the Church into confusion. Because when we’re in agreement, Heaven opens to answer our prayers and we bring God’s power to earth. Hallelujah! LET’S COME TOGETHER IN PRAYER—IN AGREEMENT—AND WATCH GOD GO TO WORK ON OUR BEHALF!“
// RHEMA KIDS
During Winter Bible Seminar 2016, the Rhema Kids went to the Winter Bible Olympics. They enjoyed exciting games and group competitions. Messages built around winter sports highlighted truths from God’s Word. Gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded each evening. The kids experienced powerful times in the Lord through praise, worship, and other ministry. Tuesday night six children were born again and 25 received the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Throughout the week parents testified of their children being healed, set free from fear, and touched by God in other special ways. It was an amazing week!
// YOUTH WINTER BLITZ
JV Youth’s Winter Blitz 2016 theme was “Guess Who?” Guest speaker and worship leader Beka White and JV directors D.K. and Emily Hall shared with the students about who they are in Christ. In Him they are children of God. They are chosen, worthy, and loved. And they have “swag”—strength, wholeness, acceptance, and grace!
Varsity Youth experienced a dynamic week at Winter Blitz 2016! Young people came from around the country and the globe. Youth enjoyed exciting, elevating worship; powerful messages on what it means to be “in Christ”; and great fellowship. There was special ministry for calls to Christian service, healing, dealing with insecurities, and more.
Left to right: Loren Hirschy, Jerry Weinzierl, Charlie Daniels, Don Burns, Cliff Graham, Bracken Christian
“God’s Word will never become outdated, superseded, or improved upon. Cultures and laws may change, and governments may come and go, but the Word of God never changes.” // DOUG JONES, USA
“The message of faith is still working around the world. Some missionaries admitted trying others’ messages. But it’s the message they received from Rhema that has helped
them overcome all obstacles.” // GARY CROWL, HONG KONG
“The Gospel is not the Gospel of the new birth. It’s the Gospel of the righteousness of God. Righteousness is the root; the new birth is the fruit.” // JIM ANDREWS, PERU
“We are experiencing a population explosion and have the opportunity to reach a lot of people in a short amount of time. We are in a season to reap the last harvest.” // JOHN ROMICK, COLOMBIA
“God is a good Father Who provides. The Message Bible [Matt. 6:30] says, “He’ll attend to you, take pride in you, and do His best for you.” // WALKER SCHURZ, ZAMBIA
“We must embrace God’s plan, not look back, and decide to go all in for the Lord. Elisha slaughtered his oxen and burned his plow to follow Elijah.” // TAD GREGURICH, USA
“The things of God should never be dry or boring to you. If they ever become dry or boring, that is a sign of spiritual apathy.” // DARREN WRAY, BRAZIL
“The devil attacks because he’s in fear of where you’re going and what you’re going to do for God. We need to have God’s Word in our heart, ready to command the enemy to flee in Jesus’ Name.” // CRAIG W. HAGIN, USA
“The devil is always going to give you a name. But God says you are the sons and daughters of the Most High God. Your place in His Kingdom has been established.” // RHONDA ROGERS, MEXICO
“Life is too short and eternity is too long not to do the will of God on this earth.” // KEN TAYLOR, CANADA
Watch archived messages from Winter Bible Seminar & Rhema Worldwide Homecoming 2016 online at vimeo.com/rhema/channels. Just click on Winter Bible Seminar 2016.
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