Kenneth E. Hagin left yet another deep well of revival in Tulsa right alongside of Oral Roberts and T.L. Osborne.
In August 1934, Rev Kenneth E. Hagin was miraculously healed, raised off a deathbed by the power of God and the revelation of faith in God’s Word. Jesus appeared to Rev. Hagin eight times over the next several years in visions that changed the course of his ministry. In 1967, he began a regular radio broadcast that continues today as Rhema for Today.
In 1968, Rev. Hagin published the first issues of The Word of Faith magazine, which now has a monthly circulation of more than 300,000. The publishing outreach he founded, Faith Library Publications, has circulated worldwide more than 65 million copies of books by Rev. Hagin, Rev. Kenneth W. Hagin, and several other authors. Faith Library Publications also has produced more than 9 million audio teaching CDs.
In 1974, Rev. Hagin founded RHEMA Bible Training Center USA, which to date has over 24,000 alumni. RHEMA Bible Training Centers have opened in 14 other nations: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Romania, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, and Thailand. Together, the 14 schools have more than 29,000 graduates worldwide.
It is important to note that he was concerned that people were turning his teachings into a formula that did not make room for the moving of the Holy Spirit. To that end, he travelled near the end of his life in rallies that featured great moves of God. He also gathered together many of the voices that were teaching prosperity and rebuked them for imbalance.
Tonight the contributions of Dr. Oral Roberts, Dr. T.L. Osborne, and Kenneth E. Hagin weighed heavy on me. I cannot revive Tulsa. I have no illusions about my influence here. It will take a great overruling of darkness and unbelief to turn this great city back to God.
However, it was wonderful to feel the people of Grace embracing the move of God. This gave me great faith for an outpouring of the Spirit. They were bold and flowed freely in miracles tonight.
Indeed they understood that we must reopen the wells of our fathers. It is time for Tulsa! Tomorrow I will preach three different sermons. Everyone left knowing that a great act of God was about to crash into this awesome family of believers.