RHEMA Bible Training Center originated as a result of God’s plan. Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin heard statistics that most Bible college graduates found no practical use for 80 percent of what they had learned in school. Brother Hagin decided to focus on the usable 20 percent.
At the Lord’s direction, he asked his son, Rev. Kenneth W. Hagin, to carry out the vision of establishing the Bible school. A curriculum of foundational spiritual truths and practical ministry techniques was compiled. RHEMA opened with its charter class of 58 students in 1974.
More than thirty-five years later, the touch of God is evident, with over 65,000 graduates around the globe. Revival continues to be passed from generation to generation. RHEMA Zambia is fulfilling Gods plan to prepare labourers for the end-time harvest. The prophecy below, delivered by Kenneth E. Hagin during the school’s 1979 graduation ceremony, emphasized the divine purpose of RHEMA and its graduates.
What is that sound? What is that sound I hear?
What is that sound? What is that sound that I hear? It’s the sound of many feet. It’s the sound of beautiful feet. It’s the sound of feet going forth with the Good News. Who are these that make this sound of tramp, tramp, tramp as they come – as they go tramping along? Who are these?
Yea, they are those chosen of the Lord, called of God, equipped by His Spirit. Yea, they are those who have been loosed from the bondage of the enemy and sent forth to set men free. They’re those with the story of redemption, the story of freedom, the story of the glory of God.
Who are these who go forth ever-enlarging in number and increasing in number? Who are these? Yea, they are those who do know their God. They are those who do know His word. They are those who know the mighty Name – the Name that’s above every name, the Name of Jesus.
They’re those who know how to take the Name and break the power of darkness over the lives, the mind, the bodies, the spirits of men and set them free. Yea, they are those with the message of deliverance, the message of healing, the message of victory, the message of God.
Who are these and from whence have they come? Where are they going? Yea, they come from the very bosom of the Father – from the right hand of God. For their Master, even the Lord Himself, as He ascends on High, gave gifts unto men. And He gave some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.
They come from the very throne of God – from the right hand of authority. Where are they going? They’re going to the uttermost parts of the earth. They’re going where an empty hand is reaching out for help. They’re going where there is a hungry cry, hungry for the bread of life and for the true Bread of life. He’s crying out for help. They’re going around the world to tell the story, to proclaim the message, to do the work that God called them to do.
~ Kenneth E. Hagin May 1979