Dear Atheist . . . ,

Michael Faraday, the self-taught genius after whom the unit of electrical capacity is named, once asked his mother how she knew the Bible was true. This woman, uneducated, poor, caring for a sick and dying husband and with a family to rear, replied to this effect: "I know the Bible is true because I have proved it." She meant of course she had proved it personally.

Atheism, according to the front page at the AFA, “Is the acceptance that there is no credible scientific or factually reliable evidence for the existence of a God...... “

Lord Kelvin (W.Thomson): “The atheistic idea is so nonsensical that I do not see how I can put it in words”.

Atheism has no scientific or factual credibility.

Meaninglessness, despair, and inability to break out of the hammerlock of sin have total factual credibilty.

Sin, meaninglessness and despair are not foreign to any human being – except one; and then they are not foreign to him, either, because he experienced and carried every pain and sorrow experienced by Man.

Someone once said that if he had sin on one side and Hell on the other he would choose Hell rather than sin. If we have a life controlling problem we aren’t Robinson Crusoe.

We all need family: When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

 

1Cor.6:9-11.....Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of our God.

The technicalities regarding Origins are straightforward: but technicalities don’t prove God: having a Father proves God. Man contacts God with his inner being or heart. God is love; he is all heart. No heart contact; no proof of God. God will not be proved any other way. That is why the word Atheist is not found in the Word of God.

Lord Kelvin knew as much and didn’t make a fool of himself. Yet he mathematically proved the supernatural and he knew it. It’s as simple as this:

Science demands that every physical or natural process ultimately can be described mathematically. Even if something cannot be done by Man, if it can be mathematically formulated, it is natural. So, it is not possible for a man to move the earth with a lever, but the mechanics is real so moving the earth is a natural possibility. A supernova is a natural event even though outside Man’s ability to control. Man can do the physical chemistry. The coding in DNA, RNA etc is decipherable or will be decipherable, so most things about species, excluding the source of life itself, are natural.

Anyone here care to suggest that anyone can do the physical chemistry of giving life even to a microbe?

It’s a waste of time, fooling about with science and religion. People such as Kelvin and Einstein only shake their heads and walk away. If you’ve got problems, join the club. It won’t help, passing them off onto society at large. If you haven’t got problems -- --well, I’d better not shake your hand. Shaking the hand of God on Earth is a dangerous business!! ..

 

Compelled by Love

Extract from the highly recommended Compelled by Love Heidi Baker, 2008, 600 Rinehart Road, Lake Mary, Florida 32746.

Editor's preface: the works of righteousness are seldom populist or "correct". And creationtheory.com has no truck with the leftist social gospel fellowship of the big fake. In reading the following, keep in mind, there isn't only malaria and hepatitis etc over there: there is AIDS. There isn't only tribal tension and localised crime; there is organised, deadly, marxist-leninist ideology in high places. Upon reading Compelled by Love I instantly knew that all my pathetic "good deeds" are filthy rags and apart from the grace of God I am personally undone. God is righteous.

When God first sent us to Mozambique, people were blowing up relief vehicles after decades of war. We came into an atmosphere of floods, famines, and pain untold.

Rolland and I came to Mozambique in 1995 to see the gospel proven, to see the glory of God in the darkness. We came to heal the sick, raise the dead, and drive out demons in the power of the Holy Spirit. We came to serve God and not money. We came for relief from worry about our lives, what we shall eat, drink, and wear. We came to be Jesus's hands extended among the poor. We came to see righteousness, peace, and joy. We came to some of the most grief- stricken, suffering people we could find in the world, a population that had suffered decades of war, disease, and oppression. And we came to learn - from them - about the kingdom of God.

If God was not with us in this unfamiliar world and ministry, we did not want to continue. If he could not be trusted and followed, if the Sermon on the Mount was simply impractical, if we could not do "even greater things" than Jesus did (John 14:12), then our mission work was - and is today - hopeless. We have no backup plan. We have nothing but him.

Everywhere we travel in the West, we tell people that Jesus does things upside down. We have learned this from sitting with the poorest of the poor and letting them teach us about the kingdom of God. Jesus loves to show Himself strong to the weak first, the most unlikely, the forgotten, and the most humble of all.

In Africa we have seen Jesus do this. For the poor draw us into a life of living lower still, leading us on the low road - the only road forward - until we become as desperate for God as the poor are for daily bread. When we send our international visitors home from Mozambique, we always pray that they take home the riches of the poor because, as Matthew 5:3 says, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Many ask why Jesus reserves the kingdom of God for the poor in spirit. Why is it that the wealthiest people and cultures experience fewer miracles and less of the supernatural?

What does it mean to be poor in spirit? There is something about the poor that delights the heart of God. They are contrite. They know they are in need. But what is it about them that draws the kingdom of God to Earth? The answer to this lies in their dependency, hunger, need and desperation.

When I was in my twenties, God stopped me and told me to sit with the poor. He hid me for years in the slums, tucked away to deal with my self-sufficiency and undo any backup plan or I-can-do-it-myself attitude. If you have that attitude, God will let you try to do it yourself for a while.

After he let me try it on my own, He brought me to the poor to learn. The poor made me rich; in so many ways they were my mentors in the things of the Spirit. We found the worst slums we could live in, where we had to climb nine floors - without any elevator - to get home. Twice the police came to our apartment to take away our daughter, Crystalyn. They thought she surely must have been sold into prostitution, as no foreigners willingly lived in these conditions! For years while we lived there in Asia, Jesus came to me every day in the faces of those poor.

Jesus is always enough. He died so we could all be adopted by His Father. I always pray a great phrase in Swahili, Shika Baba, which means "hold on to the Father." We can trust our Father's love for us in the middle of pain and suffering. I heard Him call me to bring the lost home to my Father's house. In those slums, I learned to do this very thing and be totally dependent on Him. I learned how to hold on to the heart of the King no matter how difficult a situation was. I learned that my Father really looks after me.

Since moving to Mozambique, we have learned to depend on God for everything. If God does not show up there, we are dead. In the Western church we decorate the altar, sing another amazing song, wave another flag, turn on the colored lights and smoke machines, and sit in a very comfortable chair. Some of these things can be wonderful expressions of creativity and ingenuity. They can, however, become backup plans. What we need most is to be totally dependant on God showing up. We need His pure presence.

In our poor Mozambican mud-hut churches, we have to have God show up - and we have to have fresh food - or no one will come. People wouldn't want to come to church for the carpets because, even if we had them, they would be full of dirt and bugs! People come to church to dance, to rejoice, to sing, to meet with God, and to be healed and delivered.

If God doesn't show up, no one else will either. If God does not heal, we will be dead. If God does not deliver, demons will torment the people to death. We have no fund-raising backup scheme if God does not take care of our children and provide for our needs. We can't and won't go on.

Each day we depend on Him for our daily bread to feed the multitudes. We rely on God. In Jesus we have all that we need. He died that there would be more than enough. We watch God multiply food to feed the masses, just as Jesus took a few fish and loaves of bread to feed the hungry. We watch God touch hearts to give to the needy. We try to stop for every single sick, hurting, or dying person in front of us. For months during the floods in Mozambique, we fed tens of thousands of people a day. And we see food multiply as the churches are filled with hungry and desperate people.

Once, we were having a graduation ceremony in Pemba, and we wanted to celebrate with a chicken feast. The pastors and international students were very excited and hungry, so they walked into the dining hall and ate up almost all of the chicken. When I arrived slightly late, which is not unusual, some of my children came to the car crying and said, "The foreigners gobbled up all the chicken, and we did not get anything to eat." I was a bit miffed and went into the kitchen to see what was going on. I noticed the cooks were now seriously guarding two boxes of chicken for themselves. (Sometimes the poor there are not kind; they may be selfish and hoard things, as others do in the rich world.)

I told several hundred children and widows to sit down. We were out of rice, but we had some of our fresh Mozambican bread. I had the cooks pass out the bread as I thanked Jesus for what He was about to do. I grabbed the greasy chicken piece by piece and gave it to the children and widows. As I came to the last lady, I gave her the last piece of chicken. Jesus had multiplied the food for us yet again, and the children were filled with joy. Even the cooks were amazed.

Although the poor may not have faith for the miracle, God in His mercy hears their cries and satisfies their hunger. I finally am beginning to understand God's kingdom from the children and the poor. They teach us about dependence, humility, and being emptied of all else so that God can fill us. They simply have nothing else.

We know that we have no ability within ourselves. We have no Power Point presentations to display. We are grateful if we sometimes have electricity! There are no glossy brochures or any slick side items. What we do have are national and foreign workers giving their lives as God's instruments. And we appreciate every gift and talent they bring.

God hears the cry of the poor even when we are not all pure in heart. He opens our ears to hear the cries of the hungry children, and He softens our hearts toward them - to help them. He honors our faith in Him and our desperation to do whatever is necessary. God's compassion meets us in our desperation.

Why does God break forth in Mozambique in great power? Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. .......

 

Extract from the writings of the late Kenneth E. Hagin Snr (referenced below)


[Editor's note: the following may seem an unattainable goal. It does, to the Editor! But God expects us to aim at the 'unattainable' - and sometimes, in his grace, he gives us a man who lives, before our eyes, that attainable goal! When reading the following, keep in mind that the lifestyle of healing and success of (guess what? - the Texan) K. E. Hagin, was an everyday product of the invisible miracle and self-control that enabled it to happen. Hagin was an extremely premature child in a depression family abandoned by its father. Five doctors concurred that he would die before adulthood. On his deathbed, the youth experienced death three times. He got off his deathbed with no medicine other than the Authorized Version of the Bible. Even then his future seemed to be poverty and ongoing health problems. He awoke every day with the knowledge that the only thing between himself and death was his trust in God. He was totally self-controlled - for example, he purposefully ate only two meals a day, rather than three. He was verbally and on rare occasion, physically, attacked, but never retaliated. He lived to the age of 80 in full health, successfully fulfilling his vision to impact the world! When the 20th Century is judged, no-one will be able to say that God didn't provide undeniable examples of how life should be done!]

The Bible encourages us to make the love of God our great aim and our great quest in life. There must be a reason God wants walking in the God- kind of love to be a priority in our lives. Actually, there are wonderful benefits and good results that come when we walk in love.

For example, I have walked in divine health for more than 57 yrs. The last headache I had was in August, 1933. Well, it's too late to start having headaches now! I'm not bragging on me; I'm bragging on Jesus and on his word.

Now don't misunderstand me. I've passed up some marvellous opportunities. The last headache I can remember that tried to attach itself to me was in 1977. I had just pulled out into the street from our offices at Rhema.

Suddenly my head started hurting. I said, "No, you don't, Satan! You have to leave in Jesus' Name." By the time I turned the corner, it was gone. That's the last time I can even remember passing up an opportunity to have a headache.

In all these years, I've never been sick unless I've missed it somewhere, either in the love walk or in obedience to God. Every step out of love is sin. Every single time I missed it, I repented just as fast as I could and got back into love and obedience.

Normally, the minute I repented, I was healed. I don't mean I had to wait several days for the symptoms to clear up. I was either immediately healed or well on the way to recovery.

For more than sixty years in the ministry, I have said that if my faith didn't work and my prayers weren't answered, unforgiveness is the first place I would look. I'm not saying that all sickness and disease is caused by unforgiveness. I'm just saying that's the first place I would look.

Now don't misunderstand me at all. If folks need medicine, they should take medicine - under a doctor's supervision of course. In fact, I've sent some folks to a doctor when they needed it and even bought them medicine. And if I needed an aspirin I'd take it if I couldn't get healed any other way.

But, you see, the benefits of walking in love are so good, I want you to get in on them. The benefits include health and healing. The best time to get in on it is while you're young, so you can enjoy the blessings and the benefits of walking in the God-kind of love all the rest of your life.

I'm very careful about walking in love. Love is God's way to prosper - spirit, soul and body. Walking in the God-kind of love is the way to prosper in every area of life. Love worketh what? Love worketh no ill to his neighbour. That means to anyone. And that should be especially true among Christians.

Let's look at a verse of scripture that talks about the rewards of walking in love. Walking in love is walking in godliness, isn't it? When you read this in First Timothy, substitute, 'walking in the God-kind of love', instead of the word, 'godliness'.

 

Bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 1 Timothy 4:8

Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote this to Timothy. This isn't just Paul speaking. This is not man's idea. The Holy Ghost said this to Christians everywhere through the Apostle Paul. God is telling us that godliness causes us to profit.

We would do no injustice to this Scripture to read it this way: "Walking in love is profitable unto all things". Why does the Bible say that bodily exercise only profits a little? Because it only has the promise of paying off in this life.

But the Bible says that godliness is profitable unto all things. When is godliness profitable? Is it only profitable when we get to Heaven? No, it's profitable in this life and also in the next life.

Therefore, godliness or walking in love is profitable throughout our lives. But if we live for God now, and walk in the God-kind of love, it will also be profitable to us when we get to Heaven.


Living for God means keeping God's Word. If you are going to live for God, you've got to keep his commandments. Well, under the new Covenant, what commandments are you supposed to keep? There is only one, and it is the law of love!

Therefore, walking in the God-kind of love is profitable. Walking in love pays off. It pays off not only in this life, but also in the life to come.

I've preached and practiced Mark 11:23 and 24 for more than fifty years. And I've acted on the spiritual truths Jesus quoted in these verses with amazing results.

But right along with the Mark 11:23 and 24 I've also practiced verse 25 about forgiveness. All of my Christian life, I've always refused to harbour the least bit of animosity, ill will, or wrong feelings toward anyone.

If the least bit of ill will or animosity toward anyone tries to creep into my heart, I get after it! I won't entertain it for a moment. I wouldn't entertain that kind of wrong thinking anymore than I would entertain the thought to steal from someone or to kill someone. Wrong feelings toward others will do me damage.

I would be just as careful about allowing unforgiveness and animosity in my heart toward another person as I would about drinking poison or handling a rattlesnake. Unforgiveness and wrong feelings toward others are more deadly than any poison or rattlesnake bite!

I believe that's one reason I've been able to walk in what I call divine health for many years. Now I'm not bragging on me. I'm bragging on Jesus and what the Word will do!

But that's why you'll never hear me criticize my brother or a fellow minister. No one has heard me criticize others in more than fifty years. I won't do it!

Sometimes I'll offer some constructive criticism. But, you see, destructive criticism is wrong. But constructive criticism is meant to help folks. And even if I do offer constructive criticism, I don't call anyone's name.

I'll tell you one thing about walking in God's best: If you wish to walk in health, you are going to have to walk in love and keep your tongue!

Peter tells us how to practice what the Word says about walking in love.

 

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous. Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing, but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.1 Peter 3:8&9.

The Amplified Bible says, ".......sympathizing [with one another], loving [each the others] as brethren (of one household), compassionate and courteous --- tenderhearted and humbleminded".

That's the God-kind of love in action.

Sometimes it will take some effort on your part to walk in love. You'll have to keep your tongue under subjection to the man on the inside who is created in the image and likeness of God.

 

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 1 Peter 3:10&11.

Peter was quoting Psalm 34 when he said that. The psalmist knew that he would have to keep his tongue from evil so his voice would be heard on High.

 

What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good: seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. Ps.34:12-15.

Have you ever stopped to think that your tongue has a lot to do with the quality of your life? It also has a lot to do with how long you live on this earth! And it has much to do with whether or not the days you live are good days or bad days. What you say has everything to do with enjoying a long, good life!

The secret of enjoying life and seeing many long, good days is contained in 1 Peter 3:10: ".... Refrain your tongue from evil....." Love always refrains from talking evil. Love speaks no guile or evil about others, and the God kind of love seeks peace with every person.

You won't be able to harbour unforgiveness in your heart and talk about others if you wish to see many long, good days.

Those days when you are sick are not good days, are they? Sometimes when people are sick, even though they have been thoroughly grounded in the truth of the Word and they make all the right faith confessions, they have difficulty getting their faith to work for them.

They have faith, but they can't seem to get their faith activated. Well, why isn't it working? The first thing they should examine is their love walk. Are they harbouring ill-will or unforgiveness in their hearts? Are they speaking evil about others? Are they criticizing and back-biting others?

 

"For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them who do evil." 1 Peter 3:12

We could read this verse like this: "The eyes of the Lord are over those who do right." We could also read it like this: "The eyes of the Lord are over those who walk in love, and his ears are open to their prayers."

You see, there are no hindrances to your prayers when you are walking in the God-kind of love! But the Bible says, ".... The face of the Lord is against them that do evil........" Every step out of love is sin. We could also read this verse, "The face of the Lord is against those who speak evil about others."

How does a Christian sin? By not walking in love. By talking about others. We could put it this way: Every step out of love is doing evil. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour. Love refrains from speaking evil. Love - God's love - would never say anything bad about anyone.

When you criticise others and speak evil about them, you are sinning because you are not walking in love.

I remember an incident that happened years ago when I was just a young man, pastoring a little church in North Texas. In a large metropolitan city about 45 miles away, one of the ministers got into some difficulty and was dismissed from his denomination.

Later during a sectional convention in our church, one of the district superintendents preached in the morning service and mentioned the situation. Although he didn't mention the minister's name, we all knew who he was talking about. He condemned him and preached him right into hell, so to speak.

Well, some of the men who couldn't be in that morning service asked me about it later on. They asked, "Brother Hagin, what do you think about it? Was that minister right in what he said about that other minister?"

I said, "Why yes, I concurred with him."

Well, about two weeks after that, my wife's parents came down to visit us. They lived out on a farm about 40 miles away. My wife and two children went home with them after the Sunday night service. I was going to drive up there and join them after I attended to some church business.

So my wife and my children were gone, and I was alone in the parsonage. I listened to the news on the radio (we didn't have television back then).

The parsonage was an old house that was built before in-door electricity was available. When it was wired for electricity, they just put a chain hanging right down in the middle of the room to turn the light on and off.

When I was ready to go to bed, I just reached up to turn the light off, and then knelt by the foot of the bed and prayed. Suddenly the whole room lit up! The Bible talks about a light Paul saw that was brighter than the noon-day sun. This light was bright like that. The whole room lit up brighter than when the light was on, and I could see every piece of furniture.

And then out of the bright light I heard these words, "Who art thou that condemneth another man's servant?" I knew it was the Lord.

I said, "Lord, I didn't condemn your servant." I knew immediately who the Lord was referring to.

He was talking about that minister who had gotten into trouble.

The Lord answered me again by saying ,"Who art thou that condemneth another man's servant?"

I repeated, "Lord, I never condemned your servant."

Then the third time the Lord said, "Who art thou that condemneth another man's servant?"

I said the third time "Lord, I didn't condemn your servant."

The Lord said, "Didn't you say,....," and then the Lord quoted what I had said about that minister.
Well, you get in a situation like that and your flesh sometimes wants to take over. You remember when Adam got into trouble, he tried to shift the blame to the woman. Then when that didn't work, he said, "This woman which Thou gavest me." Really, he was trying to blame everyone else so he wouldn't have to be responsible. The flesh always desires to blame someone else.

I said, "Lord, I was just quoting the district superintendent."

The Lord said to me, "When you repeated it, that was tantamount to your saying it. Who art thou that condemneth another man's servant?"

When the Lord said that, he just sort of knocked the props out from under me. So then I said, "I thought that minister was wrong. I mean didn't he do wrong?"

The Lord never told me whether he had done wrong or not. But he asked me a question. He said, "Whose servant is he, Mine or yours?"

I said, "If he is anyone's servant, Lord, he is Yours. He sure isn't mine."

The Lord said, "Well, if he is my servant, then I'm able to make him stand." And, you know, the Lord did just that. The Lord made the man stand, and that fellow went on to become the most outstanding minister in that part of the state. He was very well respected, even though he had missed it that one time in his past.

Who are we to criticize the Lord's servants! Sometimes it's the things we say about other people that cause us ill health.

I had another experience along this same line. My wife and I held a meeting down in east Texas in a Full Gospel church. We were going from that meeting to a convention that our denomination was holding.

One of the ministers in that part of the state had gotten into some difficulty, and he had to leave the church. I asked someone, "What did he do?" And the person told me what the minister had done.
Well, without thinking, I just said, "It looks to me like anybody with any sense would know better than to do that." I never thought anything else about it. My wife and I closed that meeting, and we went on our way to the convention.

Now ordinarily I walk in divine health; I just feel good all the time. But during this convention, I just wasn't up to par physically, and I couldn't sleep at night. Normally by the time my head hits the pillow, I'm asleep.

I made all the right faith confessions, and I believed I received my healing, but I still didn't feel good physically. On the third night of the convention, I still couldn't sleep. I said, "Lord, if I'm feeling like this tomorrow I won't be able to go to the meetings. My body is about to give out."

I got out of bed and got on my knees and started praying. I remembered something Dr. Lilian B. Yoemans said. She was a medical doctor who at one time had become addicted to drugs. She became sick and really just went down to death's door. But then she got saved and God raised her up from a deathbed. She then spent the rest of her life preaching about divine healing.

Dr Yoemans said, "If I pray and don't get results, I start changing. Why? Because there will have to be a change somewhere before the answer can come, and the change won't be with God, because God never changes."

I remembered reading this statement by Dr. Yeomans, so I started changing. I'd been making all the right biblical confessions and saying all the right things, but I still hadn't improved.

Finally, I said to the Lord, "Lord, what is wrong with me? I haven't made my faith connection with You."

The Lord spoke to me and said, "Didn't you say so and so about Brother ....," and the Lord called this pastor's name.

I said, "Lord all I said was, 'It looks like anybody with any sense would have known better than to do that'."

The Lord asked me a question. He said, "Do you know what pressure he was under?"

I said "No."

The Lord asked me, "Do you know the circumstances that surrounded this situation?"

I said, "No."

The Lord said to me, "If you'd been in the same position, you might not have done as well as he did."

With tears, I said, "Oh God, forgive me. My God, please forgive me. I repent."

Do you know that as soon as I repented, I was instantly well. It didn't take me time to get healed - I was instantly made whole! I got into bed and slept soundly for the first time in several nights.

You see, there's a principal here. We can't criticize and judge the other fellow because we don't know the circumstances and the pressures that the person may have been under that caused him to act as he did. We don't know what made him do what he did - only the Lord knows.

Its situations like this that taught me to keep my mouth shut about criticizing the Lord's servants. It's so easy to criticize the other fellow. But we may not have done as well as he did under the same circumstances. The Bible says, "Judge not, that ye be not judged." That's why we can't judge, or we will be judged by the Lord.

There are some believers who are always criticizing others and spreading gossip. For example, someone once said to me, "Did you hear what happened? That preacher had an affair with his secretary."

"He did? But it looks like God is really blessing him and his church. When did this happen?"

"Oh, about twelve years ago."

"Then why are you talking about it now! That shouldn't be told about him. That's a lie the devil told on him because that man repented and got right with God. So that sin has been blotted out by the blood of Jesus.

"It's in the sea of forgetfulness. God forgot about, and if you're going to walk in love, you've got to forget about it, too, and not go around talking about it!"

Did you ever read in the Bible, "And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins" (1 Peter 4:8)? It also says "Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins" (Prov. 10:12).

Love is not out uncovering sins; love covers sin. I pastored nearly twelve years. I saw certain things about certain church members, but I never told anyone, not even my wife. Why? Because it may have damaged them.

You may say, "But they did wrong." But most of the time those folks came to themselves and said, "Dear Lord! How did I get into this? Lord, please forgive me." And they got right back out of it.
But if I'd gone and told it, then everyone would know, and every time they looked at the person, they'd think about that. And then the devil would try to bring it to their remembrance too. No!

Love covers a multitude of sins!

But so many times people have a hard time forgiving and forgetting. For example, I was holding a crusade in a certain city when news broke out about a certain minister. Someone asked me what I thought about it.

He asked, "What do you think about what happened to So-and-so?"

I just said, "I have no comment."

"Oh, really?" he said.

Then I added, "Putting out the other fellow's candle never brightens your own."

I'm not going to put anyone's candle out. I'm going to try to light if I can! Dear friends, if we want to walk with God, we've got to walk in love because God is love!

 

Extracted from "Love the Way to Victory" by Kenneth E. Hagin Snr (1996), Kenneth Hagin Ministries, PO Box 50126, Tulsa, OK, 74150-0126. This is an essential book for every serious person of the 21st Century.

 

By Thy Words March 1
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. - Matthew 12:37

Jesus Himself made the above statement.

Words are much more important than many people realize.

Do you remember Job - and those three so-called "friends" who came to comfort Job? Job's cry to those who came as comforters and stayed as tormentors was "How long will ye vex my soul, AND BREAK ME IN PIECES WITH WORDS?" (Job 19:2)

Words make us, or break us.

Words heal us, or make us sick.

According to the teaching of the Bible, words destroy us, or words make us full of life, happy, and healthy.

Words that we spoke yesterday make life what it is today.

That agrees with what Jesus said in Mark 11:23, "... he shall have whatsoever he SAITH."

Those things which you say are words, in fact, you could read that last phrase like this: "... he shall have the words that he speaks."

Confession: By my words I shall be justified. I know that I shall have whatsoever I say. I shall have the words that I speak. Therefore, I speak words full of life, happiness, and health. I speak words that make, rather than break!

 

Power of Life March 2

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
- Proverbs 18:21

"No, I won't pray for your son," I told the startled widowed mother of a 15-year-old boy. "It won't do any good. As long as you keep telling your son he'll never amount to anything, you'll undo the praying."

"Did the Lord reveal that to you?" she asked.

"No," I said. "I just know that the condition in life that we or our children are in was created by words."

"What shall I do?" she said.

"There are some things you should have done when your son was younger, but he's 15 now. So first, quit nagging him about being saved. Second, instead of lying in bed at night worrying about him, say, "Lord I don't know where he is, but wherever he is, I surround him with faith and love." You've been surrounding him with doubt, fear, and condemnation. Say, "Lord, I'm going to tell you what I believe. I don't believe he'll end up in the penitentiary. I'll never tell him again he won't amount to anything. I believe he will amount to something.""

I was back in this woman's city fifteen months later. To make a long story short, she came to me and shared, "It was hard, but I did just what you told me. Before, my son was all out for the devil - but now he's all out for God!"

Confession: Life is in the power of my tongue, and I will minister life with it. I speak words of life!

 

Well of Life March 3

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life.... - Proverbs 10:11

Immediately after the births of our son and daughter, I took those little ones into my hands and said, "Lord, I thank You for this child. Because I know the Bible, I realize it is my responsibility to train up this child in the way it should go, and when it is old, it will not depart from it.

"I realize your Word says to bring our children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and I'm going to do that. I know that children are taught in two ways: By precept and by example. So I'm going to live right in front of this child. I will set the right example. Then, too, I know that you can have what you say, so I say over this child that it will grow up strong physically, without sickness and without disease; it will be alert mentally; and stalwart spiritually."

Our children grew up without sickness and disease. I never prayed a prayer that they would be saved. I never prayed a prayer that they would be filled with the Holy Spirit. But both were saved and filled with the Holy Spirit at an early age.

Children are a product of words!

Confession: According to the New Testament, in Christ I am righteous. Therefore, my mouth is a well of life. I speak words of life concerning others as well as myself!

 

Pleasant Words March 4

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. - Proverbs 16:24

Words bless, or words curse.

Words heal, or words make us sick.

Words that we hear in the morning will linger with us throughout the day. Wives and husbands need to realize that a biting, stinging word in the morning will rob their companion of efficiency the whole day long. But a loving, tender, beautiful word, a little prayer word, will fill that loved one with music and lead them into victory.

Parents and children need to realize that the home atmosphere is a product of words.

Learn to make words work for you. Learn to fill words with power that cannot be resisted. How do you do that? By filling your words with faith and love.;

Confession: My words work for me. I fill them with a power that cannot be resisted. I fill my words with faith and love. My words bless. My words heal. My words lead my loved ones into victory. My words charge the atmosphere of my home with faith and love!


Atmosphere March 5

In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found..... Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. - Proverbs 10:13, 24:3,4

Spiritual things are created by words. Even natural, physical things are created by words! God, who is a Spirit, said, "Let there be an earth," and there was an earth. Jesus said, "... whosoever shall SAY ... shall have whatsoever he SAITH" (Mark 11:23). Atmospheres are created with words.

For example, if you go into a room where fish has been fried, the fish smell is still in the atmosphere. And if you go into a room where harsh words have been spoken, they, too, linger in the atmosphere. The air is heavy with them.

Children brought up in an atmosphere of wrong words become warped. They fail in life, because right words were not spoken to them.

Why is it that some children grow up strong and go out in life's fight and win? It's because the right kinds of words were spoken in their home! Words make children love an education. Words bring children to church.

Confession: I create the very atmosphere around me with my words. I speak words of wisdom - God's words. I speak words of love - God's words. And the chambers round about me are filled with precious and pleasant riches!

 

Wrong Words March 6

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. -Proverbs 21:23

When trouble comes, most people want to blame it on God. "Why did God let this happen?" they ask.

After Job's troubles came, he said, "For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me" (Job 3:25). Job opened the door and let the devil in!

We cause our troubles ourselves much of the time. Many dear Christian people don't keep their mouths and tongues under control. They're always saying wrong words. Just about all they ever talk about is what a battle they've had with the devil. Words of defeat are wrong. Words of failure are wrong. Words about how the devil is hindering you, how he's keeping you from success, how he's making you sick and keeping you sick are wrong. Such words give Satan dominion over you and create troubles.

But when you have God's Word in your heart, and speak it out of your mouth, right in the face of apparent contradictions, right in the face of pain, right in the face of alarming symptoms, right in the face of excruciating circumstances, such adverse conditions will disappear.

Confession: I keep my mouth, and I keep my tongue. Therefore, I keep my soul from troubles. I believe God's Word in my heart. I purpose that the Word shall be in my mouth and on my tongue - and that I shall only speak according to God's Word!

 

Health Words March 7

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. - Proverbs 12:18

I first learned the secret of words - faith words - on the bed of sickness, where I spent sixteen months, given up to die by five doctors.

But one August day in 1934, as I lay in that bed, I acted on Mark 11:23,24, and I said! Words were spoken!

I said, "I believe that I receive healing for the deformed heart. I believe that I receive healing for the incurable blood disease. I believe that I receive healing for the paralysis. I believe that I receive healing from the top of my head to the soles of my feet." Within the hour, I was standing on my feet beside the bed - healed!

Now more than 50 years have come and gone, and I haven't even had a headache. And I won't have one. But if I did have one - which I haven't - I wouldn't say my head hurt. Why? Because Jesus said, "... he shall have whatsoever he saith." If someone were to ask me in such a case, "How are you feeling?" I'd reply, "I'm fine, thank you. You see, the Word of God says that by His stripes I am healed. So I believe that I am healed. And the Word of God says ...." and I would speak the right words - for the tongue of the wise is health!

Confession: My tongue is health. It speaks words of life and health. I talk health. Therefore, I walk in health.


Transformed Talk March 8

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly ... - Psalm 1:1
... be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind ... - Romans 12:2

When God's Word tells us not to be conformed to this world, notice that it relates conformity to the area of the mind. In other words, we are told not to think like the world thinks; we are to get our mind renewed with the Word of God and think in line with the Word of God. Then we will talk and believe in line with the Word of God.

The world is programmed negatively. The world thinks sickness, fear, doubt, defeat, and failure. That's because the world without God is in spiritual death. It is therefore programmed to death instead of to life. Listen to what people say: "That scares me to death."

If Christians do not renew their minds with the Word of God, they will make the same mistake the world makes. They'll talk themselves into sickness. But if we'll renew our mind with the Word of God, we'll know that God says, "... the tongue of the wise is health."

Confession: I never talk sickness. I don't believe in sickness. I talk health. The tongue of the wise is health. I believe in healing and health. I never talk failure. I don't believe in failure. I believe in success. I never talk doubt. I refuse to doubt. I never talk defeat. I don't believe in defeat. I never talk about what the devil is doing. I talk about the works of God.

 

Overcoming Faith March 9

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. - 1 John 5:4

I may be in the world, but I am not of the world. I am of God. My citizenship is in heaven. And while i am in this world, I have the Greater One living in me. Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4).

Who is in the world? The devil. He's called the god of this world in Second Corinthians 4:4.

What is in the world? Sin. But the Greater One in me is greater than sin. The Greater One conquered sin.

What else is in the world? Sickness. It's not of God. It doesn't come from heaven. There's no sickness up there. Sickness is of this world. But the Greater One in me is the Healer.

What else is in the world? Trouble. Adverse circumstances. Seeming impossibilities. But when I've faced such things, I've just remembered who is on the inside of me and what the Bible says. I didn't even have to pray about it. I just looked that circumstance right in the face and laughed as I said, "If I don't make it over you, I'll make it around you. If I don't make it around you, I'll make it under you. If I don't make it under you, I'll make it through you, because the Greater One is in me!" even while I laughed, that circumstance ran off and hid!

Confession: I am born of God. And by releasing my faith in words through my mouth, I overcome the world!


Fruit of the Mouth March 10

A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. - Proverbs 18:20.

You won't get the blessings of God just because you believe.

You don't get saved, healed, or get answers to prayer just because you believe. Most Christians think that is the case, but the Bible doesn't teach that. The Bible teaches that you must believe and you must say something.

For example, in order to be saved, Romans 10:9,10 says, "that if thou shalt CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Notice it doesn't say you'll be saved just because you believe. The very next verse says, "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; AND WITH THE MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION."

Jesus didn't conclude Mark 11:23 by saying you'd have whatsoever you believed. He concluded it by saying, " ... he shall have whatsoever he SAITH."

Faith is always expressed in WORDS! THE WORDS THAT YOU SPEAK - NOT JUST ON Sunday, in church, or when you pray, but the words you speak in your everyday life, at home, with your friends, and on your job - determine what you have in life.

Confession: I purpose that I shall speak only according to God's Word!


Saying the Same Thing March 11

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession [confession]. - Hebrews 4:14

The Greek word translated "profession" here is translated "confession" elsewhere in the King James Version. The literal Greek meaning of this word is "to speak the same thing." So instead of saying, "Let us hold fast our confession," we could say, "Let us hold fast to speaking the same thing." Notice that words are involved here.

The thing that defeats many people is that they have a double confession. One time they confess one thing, and the next time, something else.

For example, they may say to you, "Yes, the Lord is my Shepherd, and I shall not want. According to Philippians 4:19, my God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus - and I'm believing God to supply my needs."

But when they leave you and meet somebody else, their mind may revert back to their problems, so they'll say, "We're not doing so good. We can't pay our phone bill. We're going to have to take the phone out. And it even looks like we're going to lose our car ..."

What about that first confession they made? It was nullified by the second!

Confession: I make my mouth do its duty. I see to it that I speak in line with God's Word. Then I hold fast to my confession!

 

A Psalm March 12

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs ... - Colossians 3:16

Here is a psalm the Holy Spirit gave me on the subject of words.
Words seem so insignificant and small
that men oft times take no note of them at all.
But words spoken in faith, create realities ...
So rise up and speak, like the Creator of the universe,
Who, in faith, said LET THERE BE -
and THERE WAS.

Words - you speak them all the time,
filled with negativism and defeat,
Those words create defeat, and make you
unsuccessful, unhealthy, and unwise.
But Words given by God, inspired by His Spirit,
called by men, the Holy Writ,
These words heard with the ear of faith,
And spoken out of a heart filled with faith,
Will create in your life, and your family's too,
Success and victory; health and healing;
Circumstances and darkness and troubles too,
will run away from you.

Filled with His Word, inspired by His Spirit,
Make your tongue do its duty.
See to it that you speak only truth ...
His Word is truth.
Speak words of faith and love; words that are true,
And no longer will spiritual realities unto you,
seem unreal and far away.
But all of the blessings of life;
spiritual, material, physical, and financial too,
Will come to make their abode with you.

 

God's Medicine March 13

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health [medicine] to all their flesh. - Proverbs 4:20-22

A marginal note in a good reference Bible will show that the last phrase of the above text can read "and medicine to all their flesh." This means that God has "prescribed" His Words for our healing and for our health!

But medicine, even in the natural, won't do any good unless you take it according to directions. You could go to a doctor, get a prescription, have it filled, take it home, set it on your bedside table - and still grow steadily worse! You could call the doctor and complain, "I don't understand it. I paid good money for this prescription, but I'm getting worse." The doctor might ask, "Are you taking your medicine according to the directions?" "Well, no, but I've got it right here in the bottle at my bedside." The medicine won't work just because it's in the bottle. You've got to get it in you!

And God's medicine (your Bible) won't work just because you have it on your bedside table. But it will work if you'll get it down on the inside of you - into your heart, or spirit. And not just by reading it and forgetting it; but by meditating upon it until it becomes a part of your inward man.

Confession: I hide God's Words in the midst of my heart. They are life to me. They are medicine to my flesh!

 

More useful reading

Dame Daisy Bates: A lifetime spent among the Aboriginals (This book speaks for itself)

Extracts from The Desert Column (Ion Idriess) -- the gallant ANZACS, politically incorrect history, politically incorrect reporting, real life. Those who do not know war, will find it difficult to run a country. I believe this book should be compulsory for every Australian.

Catch the Fire Ministries Pastor Nalliah, wife and family were sent by God to Saudi Arabia on a third world visa as practising Christians. By all rules in the book they should be dead men. Pastor Nalliah is alive and well right here in Australia, helping us defend our constitutional, God-given freedoms.