Vicki’s Legacy: Stephen Arbo

My first introduction to Vicki was in 1974. I was given a tape of her ministering at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, TX. That was the first time I had ever heard anyone “sing” out healings! I thought to myself, either this person is a real kook and this is not of God, or this really was God. The more I listened to the tape, the more I became convinced this was indeed God’s hand upon this...
read more

How Big Is God?

In Genesis 17 we find the story of a man who is called the Father of Many Nations.  People of Jewish faith claim him as their father; the Muslims also claim him as their father.  His name is Abraham. “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.  And I will make my covenant between...
read more

God Gives the Greatest Gift of All

Christmastime is an exciting, joyful season because it reminds us of the greatest gift the world has ever received.  These are days of giving, a special time set apart from the rest of the year.  I read recently of three children in a poor immigrant family who one evening eagerly awaited their father’s arrival with the family Christmas tree and gifts for everyone. Each year, no matter how...
read more

God Takes Care Of His Kids

My mother lived the happiest childhood you can imagine.  Her parents did not have many material possessions, but wealth isn’t always measured in money–wealth is measured in many ways.  She was raised in a joyful home by a loving father and mother. When she was nine years old, one day her father asked, “Ruthe, who do you love best, your mother or me?” She replied,...
read more

A Case of the “If Onlys”

Have you ever had a case of the “if onlys”?  You know what I mean? – if only I had done this or that, or not done this or that… if only I had gone here or said that, or… “If only…”  Just two little words, but their power to destroy and discourage is phenomenal.  Anyone who has ever made a mistake is susceptible, and if we’re not careful they...
read more

Resurrection Has Come!

Mary Magdalene stood on Golgotha surrounded by other women who were weeping and crying.  Her own face was distorted with agony and sorrow.  John was at the foot of the cross; Peter was lost in the crowd somewhere. “It can’t be,” she murmured softly. “It’s just not possible—we followed Him for such glory and splendor.” Only days before Jesus had visited the...
read more

Moving Mountains

Would you like to go on a great adventure?  Would you like to speak to mountains, and watch them be removed?  You can as you dare to trust God!  Following these simple principles, you can release the power of God in your life.   1. Realize that as a believer you have the authority to speak to the mountains of life. “Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon...
read more

Make Love Your Goal

We know that we should love others, for God’s Word teaches: “God is love, and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him… He that loveth not knoweth not God…” (1 John 4:16, 8).  But it’s not always easy as we try to cope with the day-to-day business of living in an unloving world. There have been times when God has so poured forth upon me from...
read more

The Way of Love

Christmas is traditionally a time to share and care, a time to love and be loved, a time to remember the true meaning and message of Christmas–a message which is the very essence of love. “For God so loved the world…” (John 3:16). Yet during the rest of the year this message is largely forgotten. Each spiritual principle in our lives in learned on the level of our maturity...
read more

Whosoever!

There was a time in my life that I didn’t know the power of the Word of God.  I didn’t know that the Bible wasn’t a dead book about an ancient people.  But when I learned that it was real and alive, that I could take God’s Word and appropriate its promises for my daily needs, that I could speak that same Word and it would be as powerful as it was when Jesus walked upon...
read more

The Healing of the Mind

The greatest problem in America is not a food crisis or an energy crisis or a political crisis.  The greatest problem in our nation is the American mind.  The pressures of life have come, and the mind has become the battleground.  Millions of Americans hover on the borderline of emotional and mental illness.  The biggest problem which God’s Spirit deals with me about is the mind, the...
read more

Abide in the Vine

When I first heard in 1966 that God heals today, I thought it was the most marvelous discovery I had ever made, and so did my family. But I soon learned that everyone didn’t feel the same way about it. “That doesn’t work today,” people would say. “You can’t be healed today unless it is God’s will, and you don’t know if it is God’s will unless He does it.” That was the enemy,...
read more

A Grain of Mustard Seed

  “I want to have faith and be able to believe God to meet my needs, but it just doesn’t work for me. I can’t seem to have enough faith.” This statement is one which I have heard over and over again as I have ministered throughout the country. Since the Bible says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Heb. 11:6), then it is not only important...
read more

Following God

  The question, “How can I follow God?” is one that has always been utmost in my thinking since Christ came into my life and made me a new creature in Him. As I sat in a chapel service one morning during my first year as a student at Christ For The Nations institute in Dallas. I little realized as the minister began to speak that this would be a message which would show me new...
read more

What Do You Remember?

  The passing of an old year brings to our minds many memories. “Don’t you remember?” is often asked when we strain to recall a certain experience or incident. My father has one of the greatest memories I’ve ever known. When I visit with my father, he recalls the names, locations, and happenings of childhood as though they had taken place yesterday. These memories...
read more

Rejoice and Be Glad

  When people see this revival of joy, this revival of laughter, they ask, “What is the fruit of this?”  Pardon the pun, but we are the fruit of this! To the physical body and to the emotions, the fruit of joy is a strengthener.  The word strengthener reminds me of the verse in Nehemiah 8:10: “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” The joy of the Lord comes into our natural bodies,...
read more

Carriers of His Glory

We can change the atmosphere in any situation and leave a divine impression with the people we meet when we realize that God has called us to be carriers of His glory. Sitting alone in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport during a winter blizzard, I had not expected to strike up a conversation. So, when a gentleman rolled a woman in a wheelchair a few feet in front of me, I had glanced at her...
read more

Empowered by the Spirit

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is one of your rights as a believer in God’s Word. Anyone who has not received this precious gift, accompanied by the initial outward sign of speaking in tongues, is living far below the provision that God has made for them. Not only is it your right to be filled with the Spirit, but it is a command to every believer. “And be not drunk with wine, wherein...
read more

God Has A Plan

Have you recently felt that you would like to move to another city and start over again? Are you dissatisfied? Perhaps you dislike your job, feeling a different job will solve your problems or remove your feelings of discontentment. Several things have dropped into my spirit that I wish to share with you as we continue our spiritual development, our journey together in growth. The greatest need I...
read more

Holding On To Your Healing

Literally thousands of people have experienced God’s healing touch in the meetings we’ve held in cities across the nation. Yet when I’ve returned to those same cities many people were there to be prayed for again. Their symptoms had returned–often manifested to an even greater degree. The Holy Spirit, in response to the compassion of Jesus, freed them from the clutches of...
read more

Is It God’s Will to Heal?

“I’m not good enough for God to heal me,” said Betty, a woman who had been in pain with a back problem for six years. Her pain was so severe that she had to lean forward when she walked. She was visiting her son’s family in Missouri, when one morning her daughter-in-law turned on the television and tuned into a Christian program. That day I was a guest on the program. I...
read more

Laughter: God’s Prescription

Psalms 51:12 says, “Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation.” What exactly does that phrase mean? The word salvation here means “deliverance, prosperity, and liberty.” If salvation is liberty, then the joy of our salvation is also liberty. Why are so many people afraid of laughter in the Holy Spirit? Why does laughter in worship seem sacrilegious to some people?...
read more

Unexpected Answers

God has ways to answer our prayers that we may not have thought of. Often when we pray, we have in mind a certain way for God to answer. But He can give us answers that we may not have even thought about yet! Jesus said in Mark 4:22 AMP, “Things are hidden temporarily only as a means to revelation. For there is nothing hidden except to be revealed, nor is anything (temporarily) kept secret...
read more

The New Birth

Have you ever wished you could just stop your life and start it all over again? You can! God’s Word says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17) When you are “born again”–when you accept Jesus as your personal Savior–this new birth makes you a brand new...
read more