GENERALS OF FAITH
By Elaine Tavolacci
A Word in Season
I want to share
a dream that I had a couple of nights ago. Most of you are familiar with the ministry of the late Kenneth E Hagin. Kenneth received a miracle from the Lord after being paralyzed and bedridden in 1934 at the age of fifteen years old. The Lord raised him up
from his deathbed and sent him out into the ministry. He founded the Kenneth E. Hagin Evangelistic Association in 1963 and then the RHEMA bible training college in 1974. He was also known as a “Word of Faith” preacher who believed in the power
of our words. His teaching was not just in persuasive words but with demonstration of the Holy Spirit and his power with signs and wonders following.
Kenneth had a ministry of miracles, signs and wonders
and had a strong gift of discerning of spirits. He was able to see angels as well as demons. He had encounters with Jesus and he even saw heaven and hell. He received several prophetic words for the end times in which some may be relevant for today. When I
first accepted the Lord in 1984 I was introduced to his books. I had such a hunger for the things of God as I read about the encounters that he had with Jesus. The presence of God would come upon me in such a tangible way.
I learned so much about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and I coveted the gift of prophecy. The anointing was so strong in his meetings that sometimes the whole congregation became intoxicated in the presence of the Holy Spirit. There were times when
most of the people couldn’t even get up. That may offend some of you but I witnessed this first hand myself in his meetings and in many other ministries since this time. The Lord wants to bring this level of His glory back into the body of Christ but
most of us are not ready for it.
The following is one of Kenneth Hagin’s prophecies from “The Voice of Healing” in 1953:
the Gifts of the Spirit will be in operation in the last days and the Church will do greater things than even the early Church did, and have greater power, signs and wonders than were written in the Acts of the Apostles. He said we had seen and experienced
many healings, but would now behold amazing miracles such as had not been seen before. More and more miracles will be performed in the last days which are just ahead, for He said, “It is time for the Gift of Working of Miracles to be more in prominence.
We now have entered into the era of the miraculous. Many of my own people will not accept the moving of my Spirit and will turn back and will not be ready to meet Me at my coming. Many will be deceived by false prophets
and miracles of satanic origin. But follow the Word of God and the Spirit of God, and follow Me and you will not be deceived. I am gathering my own together and preparing them, for the time is short.” There were several exhortations to watchfulness,
to awake, to pray and not be deceived.
In my dream I first saw the late Kenneth Hagin with several young children. They may have been his grandchildren or his great grandchildren. Then I saw Kenneth Copeland
and he also had children who may have been his grandchildren or great grandchildren. When I woke up I knew that this was a significant dream. The Holy Spirit showed me themantle being passed from Elijah to Elisha. This is the anointing from
the previous generations being passed down.
This is what the Lord is showing me. He is looking for someone to take up the mantles of the men and women of faith. He’s looking for those who are grounded
in His word, know His voice and are able to discern the spiritual from the carnal. He’s looking for those who will disciple the younger ones and help them discover their purpose for their lives. Those who have a clear conscience and a pure heart will
be able to mentor the younger generation who are contentious and rebellious. They are those who are not afraid to confront this unruly generation.
He’s looking for those who’s hearts are right
towards Him so that they could mentor out of an undefiled conscience. They will reach out and rescue those who are in desperate situations because they know what it is to pay the price as they have also been through the same. The Lord is looking for men and
women who will not be moved by tumultuous winds but will rise up in faith and take the land.
But He said to them, “Why are you
fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have
whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
1 Corinthians 2:4-5
And my speech and my
preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
By Elaine Tavolacci
PO Box 60414
Staten Island New York 10306