Kenneth E Hagin
God wants to reveal His glory and power to a lost and hurting world, but He needs a faucet to flow through. In other words, God needs a human vessel. According to Second Timothy 2:20–21, God desires that His people become instruments, or vessels, through which He can fulfill His purposes and plans here on the earth. You and I can become God’s faucets. The power of God can flow through us as we minister to those around us who are lost and hurting.
Hagin: Promise of good sleep
When howling air raid sirens signaled another bombing raid in London during World War II, everyone ran to the nearest air raid shelter. Everyone, that is, except a certain elderly woman.
The people in her neighborhood were busy during the daytime cleaning up the debris and trying to repair the damage inflicted by the bombs. At night they huddled for protection in the air raid shelters.
After several nights, someone commented that this elderly woman was missing. Some speculated that she had been injured and was in the hospital. Other neighbors wondered if she had been killed. Still others thought she had gone away to the country to escape the bombs.
A few days later, one of her neighbors met her on the street during the daytime and said, “Well, we certainly are glad to see you back and to know that you are all right.”
“Oh, I haven’t been anywhere,” she said.
“But you haven’t joined us in the air raid shelter every night. Where have you been?” he asked.
“I was at home sleeping,” was her calm reply.
“Sleeping?” he asked, astonished. “How could you sleep through all this? Aren’t you frightened?”
“No,” she replied. “When I was reading my Bible the other day, I found where it says that God neither slumbers nor sleeps
(Ps. 121:4), so I decided there was no need for both of us to stay awake.”
Hagin: Praying for Loved ones.
Sometimes we pray, “God, save this man,” or “God, save my son.” Nowhere
does the New Testament say anything about praying that the lost
will be saved.
Jesus said, “… pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that
he would send forth labourers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2). If
you want to pray for someone who is lost, say, “Lord, send
someone to minister to them.” They can’t be saved without it.
Rick Joyner: An encounter with God Changes Us
The Lord is always with us and will be when even two are gathered together. Even so, there is a great difference between this and the “manifest presence of the Lord.” The life of Moses is a good example of how the manifest presence of the Lord can change us. He was eighty years old, having spent the last forty years of his life in the lowest profession of the times, as a shepherd. He was probably considered by all, including himself, as washed up and finished!
However, one encounter with the manifest presence of the Lord changed this washed up old man into a spiritual giant who delivered a nation.
The only reason disease takes such a toll among Christians today is that many do not believe what God has spoken. They know that God said, “I am the Lord who heals you.” Somehow they have failed to believe that He meant what He said, which is basically what Satan said to Adam and Eve: God did not mean what he said. Influenced by tradition (Mark 7:13), people have changed God’s “I am” to “I was.” T . L. Osborn
God sent his word and (it) healed them (Ps. 107:20). The gospel is the power of God to everyone that believes (Rom. 1:16). When believed and acted upon, any promise of God is transformed into the power of God. Every promise of God contains the power of God necessary to produce what it promises, when it is believed and acted upon. God’s promises are life to those that find them, and health to all their flesh (Prov. 4:22).
It was when these facts became real to us that we decided to put into print this volume of messages and offer them to the millions of sufferers to whom we may never minister in person.