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Preaching God's message is not just to know the Bible well enough but understand the context too amongst others! It's also about how to hear from the Holy Spirit to teach and preach in all seasons, to all peoples or just to one soul, lost in the seas of confusion to bring the soul back to Christ. I found out all things and more in the School of Ministry (SOM) programme conducted by Rhema Bible Training Center Singapore from September to November 2011.
The eight weeks at SOM gave me the opportunity to know where my gifting is and for our mentors and peers to provide valuable feedback of encouragement and direction where we are required to focus (that's horning our skill set) so that we can be better in delivering our message for a better and successful ministry.
I came in like a car with many misfiring parts and so called unbalance wheel alignment making handling of the car wobbly when it came to the tyre hitting the road; that is when I was delivering my message. The mastery critique given helped me shaped myself, my message for better audience comprehension and thererfore more responsive by the audience so that God's Name will be Glorified. "It's like putting the meat on to the skeleton" said Rev Simon, one of the many instructors who came in to advise us.
The eight weeks have been fruitful as it brought the budding flower to full bloom. I have seen many of my 25 or so classmates gained so much confidence in the last few presentations than the first few! What a transformation! It has to be the hands of the Holy Spirit when we preach and teach the Word of God. Thank you to all the faculty who gave us their professional advice accordingly. Also to the visiting guest instructors, Rev. Tony Cooke and Revs. Simon & Adriana Potter!
Charles Han • Harbourlight Church • Graduating Class of 2010 • School of Ministry Class of 2011
I first heard about RHEMA Singapore when I came to the Life in the Spirit seminar in May 2009. That was the first time I had an experience of what RHEMA Singapore was like.
When Rev. Joe was talking about RHEMA Singapore, he said that this is what RHEMA is like. At that time, I really wanted to come, but I wasn’t sure if God wanted me to come. I asked God while I was sitting there, “Do you want me to come?” And then Rev. Joe said, “If you have the desire to come, follow the hunger.” And I decided, “No, that’s not God talking to me.” I didn’t recognize that it was God. That was in May 2009.
For 18 months after that, God kept talking to me. He kept bringing RHEMA up in my mind and I kept thinking, “Maybe I should go to a Bible School.” I started looking around. I looked for other Bible Schools. Every time I came to a website, there’ll be this check, “No.” After a while I gave up.
In November 2010, God had given me verses telling me to go to RHEMA. He spoke through friends who encouraged me to go to RHEMA. I decided that I was just going to come and sit in for the free lesson. And that was what I did.
It was a Saturday. Rev. Kevin was teaching on The Blood Covenant. He was going on and on and all of a sudden, he just turned to me and he said, “Sometimes, you just have to step out.” He didn’t know that before I came for that free lesson, God had been talking to me. He had been showing me about how Peter had to first step out, before he walked on water. He had to take that first step. When Rev. Kevin said “Step out…” it was right to my heart. And he didn’t do it once. He did it three times.
The faculty of RHEMA Singapore allows the Holy Spirit take over, even if it’s not related. I don’t know how Rev. Kevin got into the step out part, but it happened. I decided, “God had spoken. I’d better come.”
Eventually, I applied for the full-time programme. During orientation, Dean Samuel was telling us that he has never missed a single day of his Bible School for four years. I was telling God, “I want to do this, but it’s not possible because, every month, I will take a few days off work, because I will always be in pain.” Every time I read about the lady who had that issue of blood for 12 years, I envied her because she got her healing after 12 years. I had it for 18 years. I was in pain, every month for 18 years. It’s not possible, I was telling God, “It’s not possible. You have to heal me!”
Thank God, the first lesson that we had was Doctrines of Healing. It was about healing and he said that you don’t need people to lay hands on you, you can just receive as the Word is going forth.
I was sitting there for two whole weeks, I was just listening to the Word, listening to “God has healed us… He has healed us… Healing is mine… I am a healed body…” Praise the Lord! When I read the textbook, The Healing Anointing, one of the chapters said that “the healing anointing is always available. It’s up to you to take it.” I remembered during the last lesson, when Dean Samuel was talking and the Word was going forth, I just did this - I reached out my hand and took it. I’m healed! Hallelujah!
After 18 years… I should have came 18 months earlier! God really sent His Word and healed me! We had exams and there was a section for us to testify on how God had healed us during this module. I was too embarrassed to share it then. I just wrote about some minor ailment that God had healed me.
I’ve never told any one this testimony until now. Everyday at RHEMA, I kept hearing about what God has done, what Christ has done, what He has given to me, what he has done for me, who is living inside me… I kept hearing it to the point that I realize, “Hey Jesus died for me openly. Why am I embarrassed to say it?!”
Before that, there were a lot of things that I didn’t dare to do. I didn’t dare to go up to strangers to pray, I didn’t dare to go up to people to tell them about the Gospel, now I can do it, because Jesus lives in me! Praise the Lord!
Before, I couldn’t recognize God talking. Now it’s just fun! I hear Him! I know His voice! I am able to do it because Christ lives in me!
I just want to tell you that if God has put it in your heart, if you have that desire to come, don’t look for substitutes. God wants to do something in you here. He won’t ask you to waste your time here. Even if you think you’ve heard it before, just come.
I’ve heard about healing before. I come from a church that teaches well. But it was all just mental agreement. I didn’t have it in my heart. It wasn’t faith. I didn’t realize it then.
It was when the Word was coming forth, and it was just coming and coming, and faith comes from hearing and hearing and I heard a lot. So, come! You won’t regret it!
All I heard about RHEMA was that my mum studied in the charter class of RHEMA Singapore in 2006, and she highly encouraged our whole family to attend.
When I was serving my National Service, I found the time to attend one of the modules in the part-time programme. It was in that module that the Lord got my attention.
Rev. Cindy Weber was teaching the course on ‘Do You Know the Holy Spirit?’, and it was common for her to hold practical sessions of flowing with the Holy Spirit throughout the course. It was in those times that I was ministered to by Rev. Cindy, and I felt God drawing me to hear and learn more of the Word and of Him.
The second module that I attended was a video module on ‘Righteousness’ by Rev. Doug Jones. Who said you can’t learn from videos? My whole life was touched by that video. When I realized that I was righteous in God’s sight, it became a revelation for me. It was like an explosion in my spirit, and my heart burned. I’ve been made righteous! It was not by my works, but by the grace of God that was given to me. Jesus Christ gave me access into God’s throne to obtain whatever I needed! It was also in that course that birthed the desire to learn more of the things of God, and the inheritance that I have in Christ. All these things drew me and kept me coming back to RHEMA.
People say that RHEMA Singapore changed their lives.
More accurately, I would say that RHEMA didn’t change my life – JESUS did! However, what RHEMA did was that RHEMA taught me how to apply the principles outline in the Bible to my everyday life. RHEMA taught me about what Jesus had done on the cross, and the inheritance that I received.
At RHEMA, I learnt to use that inheritance practically in my everyday life. I applied the Word when I was Army. I applied it when I was in University. And now when I’m working, I am applying it to my work as well.
I like what Rev. Larry Hutton said about living stress-free, worry-free and with joy. I can testify that it is by the grace of God that I went through army, university, and even working life joyful and peaceful.
My course is known to be the second most difficult course in the Singapore University. Our course took us from 8am to almost 9pm every day, five days a week, and every single one of my course-mates were under a lot of stress. However, there was a peace that was already implanted in me since my army days, through lessons that I’ve learnt in RHEMA Singapore, and that peace was what saw me through my entire University course!
I like RHEMA Singapore because they have different teachers and preachers that teach on the different subjects in the Bible. It is not a one-man show. God has placed different gifts in the body of Christ for the equipping of the saints, and at RHEMA, I am able to learn under these different ministry gifts.
I like what Rev. Patsy Cameneti used to say about truth. She said that truth is like a mountain. Different preachers preach different slants of the same mountain, with different angles and different viewpoints. Through the whole faculty at RHEMA Singapore, they preach the whole counsel of the Gospel and it really blesses my heart.
RHEMA Singapore is not a Bible School, but a Bible Training Center. It does not just feed you with information about the Bible, but it also trains your heart and your spirit. It establishes you in truth, and teaches you how to work Biblical principles in your everyday life. Learning about the ways of God, and experiencing the faithfulness of God when you apply Biblical truths correctly generates fortitude in your spirit, such that in times of trials, you will know that God is with you, that God is for you and that you can go through anything in life victoriously!
You can be like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, going through and coming out of the fiery trials of life without even the smell of smoke on them. Amen!
You will never know how delicious a dish is until you have tasted it. People can use all sorts of words to describe the dish for you, but it would mean nothing until you have tasted it for yourself.
Likewise, the Bible says “Taste and See that the Lord is good”. It is only when you taste the goodness of the Lord that you would be able to fully appreciate Him. RHEMA Singapore teaches you how to work the Word, so that you can experience the goodness of the Lord in your life.
Have a taste of RHEMA, and be a doer of the Word, and you will know that the Lord is good!>
I could see more clearly what is involved in good bible pedagogy; the points raised, substantiated by ample examples and numerous references from the Bible so that what is being taught is not merely someone’s opinion but what the Word says.
My faith has been encouraged and strengthened to be in a foreign country with a group of strangers whose spirit hunger after God and things of God. Soon, they were no longer strangers but fellow brothers and sisters in God’s Kingdom. My spirit was also stirred up to see their fervour and desire to know God.
From a group discussion, it was clear that there was a need for good bible teaching so that the people could be grounded on truths based on the Word of God.
Being in a country where you could be persecuted for your faith in Jesus and seeing how the Christians and leaders continue to persevere in their faith; seeing their joy and complete trust in God; seeing their diligence in continuing to push ahead in their faith, has been most encouraging to me. It has given me a wider perspective of what could be involved in God’s Kingdom work. All in all, it was a wonderful exposure as I continue to discover what God has for me after I graduate from Rhema Singapore.
Charles Han • Harbourlight Church • Graduating Class of 2010
The last few months have been trying and challenging times for me. It was a level of trials that almost seemed like an "unmovable" mountain. But God moved it anyway because He is my Abba.
Thank you for having the recent Life in the Spirit seminars with Pastors Rod and Rebecca Sundholm. The strong anointing during the sessions broke the yolk of tiring challenges for me. With each session, it was like the cracking of the yolk. With each session, layers upon layers of that "something that was blocking something" just got pulled off.
Before the Sundholms’ sessions, I was just trusting God, pressing on, walking each day, knowing it will all be good, somehow, someway it will all work out and that the circumstances will turn out to be good and that my spirit being will be refreshed. The more I reminded myself to pray in tongues, even during times when I really did not feel like it because of the physical tiredness, the more I was refreshed, bit by bit, day by day, night by night.
Praying in tongues even when I don't feel like it was what I learnt through RHEMA and Kenneth E. Hagin’s books. Saying or laughing "HA-HA-HA" and praising God on purpose even when I really could not, was also what I learnt from the Life in the Spirit seminars in the previous year with Rev. Mark Hankins and also from the instructors during lessons.
With each recent session with the Sundholms, I went expecting God to refresh and refill me. And indeed that was what I received. Praise God!
Since July, I felt like I was not me. Something is just not there. Something was missing from the my usual self, something was blocking something. At first, I thought it was just the physical tiredness from care-giving for my dad and managing home matters. But something inside me prompted that it could be something else.
Today, I am myself again. I am set free! Chains that have held be bondage over the last few months have been broken! God ministered to me during each session with the Sundholms.
At first, it was during worship. I recalled the day where the worship leaders were not really in sync/tune for one song but I chose to focus on worshipping God instead of the out-of-sync/tune parts. God ministered to me. He stirred within me the rivers of living water that seemed a little "slow-flowing" recently. I was blessed, so loved, so touched by His presence.
During the evening sessions, Pastors Rod and Rebecca called out specific areas of needs that required ministry and that really spoke to me. I wondered, how they know? It was certainly the Holy Spirit! Praise Jesus!
During the Monday evening session with Pastor Rod, I had no idea people were told to bring prayer cloths because I did not attend the Friday morning session. I only knew about it when I saw so many people bringing cloths on stage. Joy Mercy passed me an extra prayer cloth and I brought it up on stage with the rest of the people.
That Monday night after the session, I put the prayer cloth into the pockets in my black jacket that I was wearing, all the way home. When I went to bed, I felt to open up the prayer cloth and just put it over my tummy area, like a blanket. When I put it over my tummy area, I just laid still and thought of God. Then, His anointing was tangible and I was so touched by His presence, tears flowed. I was ministered to, simply laying in bed with the anointed prayer cloth over me. I slept with the prayer cloth and woke up the next morning, feeling different and refreshed and rested.
On Tuesday morning, again, I put the prayer cloth into the pocket of the jacket that I was wearing. Despite teaching the whole day at school, I still felt very energetic and joyful. Teaching my students was never as enjoyable and easy. There was an unspeakable joy!
I went for the Ladies’ Meeting on Tuesday evening. Pastor Rebecca called out for ladies who needed ministry and prayer. After the meeting ended, I felt different, something has changed, I know it on the inside and outside, something good has happened. I went home on Tuesday night, and again slept with the prayer cloth. This time, I slept with the prayer cloth over my head.
You see, I went home that night and the headaches came back. But Pastor Rebecca called out those with headaches on Tuesday night, since I was prayed over and I believed that once and for all, by Jesus' stripes, I'm healed, then I'm healed. I reminded myself, no way, that headache is coming back. Like what Pastor Rebecca said, “Never, Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up!” and like what Pastor Rod said, “I'm going to stand and resist the devil, and that teethless fool has to flee away from me!” I slept and on Wednesday morning, I was refreshed with no headaches.
Since Wednesday, whenever the headaches tried to come back, I said "NO NO NO, headache, get lost in Jesus' name, you have no place here", and it was gone.
Then every night since then, I slept with the prayer cloth over me, like a blanket on my body. And whenever I went out in the day, I put the prayer cloth in my pockets. Once, my eyes were hurting when I went to bed, so I put the prayer cloth over my eyes and the pain left.
I’m typing this on a Saturday early morning and I'm still refreshed, I feel carefree, different, and more refreshed, as compared to the last few months. I'm so excited and happy!
Thank God for a wonderful anointed vessel of God's blessings through RHEMA Singapore – Seminars and classes. I was able to apply what the instructors taught into my life! What I've learnt at RHEMA Singapore not only changed my life and refreshed me during each season, it has also helped to save my dad's life. By God's grace and mercy, God kept my dad alive for his salvation in Christ, I know and I believe it is God's promise to me in Acts 16:31.
Through RHEMA Singapore, I've learnt to press on and "HA-HA-HA" even during difficult seasons. I've learnt more about the person of the Holy Spirit, personally. And the best part is, it was easy because God's anointing did it, His anointing broke the yolk. The Holy Spirit comforted me, led me and guided me at each junction where in the natural it was seemingly difficult. I learnt to recognise and yield to the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Indeed, RHEMA Singapore taught me faith in God's Word and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. I do not know everything but certainly I know and experience God more personally now than before.
My life has changed. All glory to God! Praise Jesus! Hallelujah!
I started with the part-time programme (RMS) and have not stopped thanking God for Rhema Singapore. Because I gave whatever little time left from work to sit under Jesus’ feet, God has given me much more! I have gained a deeper revelation in the knowledge of the fullness of our Lord Jesus Christ and received Rhema words from the anointed instructors.
The classes are Spirit-led and the messages are God-breathed and practical for everyday living. Who says Bible classes are dull? Definitely not at RHEMA Singapore!
The faculty are truly men and women of God who have inspired my faith walk with Jesus! By a leap of faith, I joined the full-time programme and I am so very blessed! I have never experienced such a spiritual awakening as this! All glory to Jesus!"
Long ago when I was browsing the internet for a theological seminary, I happened to see a quote "Where ever Rhema Graduate Preaches the Gospel the sun never sets." Even though I understood that it was a Charismatic College, I came to know that it's a Word based College with the demonstration of the power of Holy Spirit.
I thank God for Rhema Singapore. Every day coming to Rhema I feel like I’m going to Heaven. There is such a strong anointing in the classes and the joy of the Lord is seen there.
When I saw Bro. Hagin on the video, oh! there's such a great anointing in his video class. Whenever I see him on video, I'm reminded of the verse from Numbers 12, which says Moses saw God face to face. It's sure that Dad Hagin saw God face to face The Glory of God can been seen radiant on the face of Bro Hagin. I love to address him 'dad'.
During the June break in 2009, I returned to India and met a pastor in our city. After a 30 minutes conversation, he said to me, "By looking at you, I can understand what RHEMA can do in a person's life." I was glad to hear that.
I don't know what people usually notice when they see someone, but this pastor noticed something that RHEMA Singapore did in my life, inside out. We are the living examples of RHEMA Singapore.
In fact, Pastors of some mega churches in our city saw “RHEMA” in me and my brother Samuel and we are blessed. Some of them would like their children to attend RHEMA!
I believe I will not go back to India same as I came to Rhema. I believe Rhema Singapore is a spiritual service station removing the unnecessary things and imparting the very nature and the power of God into my life. I'm blessed to study in Rhema. It has taught me the importance of intimacy with God.
Thank God for RHEMA Singapore! I'm grateful to you the faculty and cannot express in words what God has done in my life through this school!
Life was very difficult but God remained faithful. At the orphanage, we didn’t have enough food to eat. We literally ate food from the jungle, but God saw us through nonetheless. A lot of my friends, both boys and girls, died. They died sleeping just next to me. We had to bury our friends who were of the same age of about ten or twelve. Our experiences made us grow up beyond our age. We lived each day for basic survival.
I left the orphanage and finished high school. I supported myself through college and even went to university where I led a small group.
I began to ask God for a direction. I had a desire to serve Him, and wanted to be equipped with the Word of God. I have a passion to bring the Word of God to North India, to work with the poor and needy, because I came from the same background. I began praying and seeking.
After I graduated, I worked with World Vision for nine and a half years. Following that, I was sent to Sri Lanka for six months, as a missionary. When I returned, I pastored the Missions Church for three years, where God did wonderful signs and miracles.
Coming to Singapore is a miracle for me! In 2005, I met my Singaporean wife when she came to India for missions. In 2007, we got married and settled in Singapore. I spent the first year seeking God, praying, reading the Bible. During the second year, I volunteered in a church and eventually joined them as a full-time staff member.
I had attended a Bible school in Singapore but felt that something was missing. I didn’t want to go just for the academic qualifications. I prayed twenty years to be in a Spirit-filled Bible school. I wanted something practical and demonstrative. RHEMA Singapore is God’s answered prayer for me. Praise God!
Kenneth E. Hagin received a mandate from God to “Go teach My people faith.” This is what I have learned at Rhema, Faith, salvation by faith, victorious living through faith, mind and body healing by faith, loving others by faith, faith to share the good news, accepting the bible as the inspired word of God by faith!! In fact I can testify that I am well on the way to having mountain moving faith! Praise God!
The more I learned at Rhema to stand on Gods words for His promises for us the more I purposed in my heart to just believe! This might sound child-like to those who are deep thinkers and analytical but I can tell you that when you just believe, amazing and awesome things begin to happen! I began to learn that I could believe God for the salvation of my four grown-up children. In nine months, I have seen my 36 year-old daughter accept Jesus as her Savior and my 22 year-old son reconfirm his belief in God after 7 years of back sliding. I know that it’s just a matter of time before my other two children come to the Lord. I have widened my prayers to include other family members and have recently seen my husband’s 75 year-old Aunt saved! These family members live thousands of miles away! Distance is not a criteria for God when we have faith, we just need to believe!
As I learned from God’s Word about healing faith, my own faith for healing grew and again I purposed in my heart to believe God for complete healing of a serious bowel complaint that I have suffered with for 10 years. I did not have any feelings in the muscles of my bowels and could not go to the toilet naturally. I am healed by the blood of Jesus!
My prayer life has increased 100-fold; I not only know the importance of praising God for His goodness, mercy and grace in my life but I really look forward to those precious times that I spend with Jesus. I came to Rhema with a low self esteem, a shaky faith and lack of confidence, not knowing where I fit into the body of Christ. I am emerging from Rhema knowing who I am through the indwelling of God in my heart and how I can serve God in my own life. This is not about me but about what can happen to all of us when we realize the power and life of God at work in us as we yield to Him. Rhema teaches us how to yield and motivates us to really love and enjoy our relationship with our heavenly Father.
In Rhema I have learnt so much from God’s Words, yet I now know how little I know, I want to know Jesus and God’s Word more and more! I spent the first two thirds of my life not knowing God, walking in darkness without hope, but now I know that this part of my life and forever will be full of light- all glory to God!
God has a purpose and path for all of our lives & Rhema helps us to identify that purpose and provides us with the teaching and practical training to get us set us on the path. If you want to mirror my experience of being transformed from the inside out then Rhema is the place for you!>
Lorraine Thompson • United Kingdom • Graduating Class of 2009
In early 2007, I decided to retire. Sometime in mid-2007, I heard a gentle voice instructing me to leave earlier and join a bible school.
After submitting my retirement papers, I was searching for a suitable bible school. Since I have attended countless Christian courses and seminars throughout my life, I did not want to attend any lengthy bible courses. Later I learnt Rhema Singapore was introducing a 10-month programme, I then made a decision to join Rhema.
Interestingly the class started on the date I retired. When I submitted my retirement papers, I had no inkling that Rhema Singapore would be starting the 10-month programme on 3 Jan 2007. There was not even a gap for a short holiday after retirement.
Another interesting feature is that a notorious terrorist escaped from Singapore Police custody in Feb 2008. If I had not listened to the gentle voice to retire early, my retirement plan would have been withheld and if this had happened, I would have been very miserable. I want to thank the Holy Spirit and the Lord Jesus Christ for taking me out just on time. This is the exciting time in my life.
God who had placed a desire in my heart to attend a bible school many years ago had led me to Rhema to fulfil my desires. Praise God
Joseph Stanley • My Father's House • Graduating Class of 2009
In 2007, we began to pray desperately, for a 6-month Bible college course, to prepare us. So God truly had to move the heart of Rhema Singapore, to prepare the 10 month course and bring specific changes, to meet our needs. In December, God kept using my friend, to exhort me daily. "If only you know, the benefits of Rhema?".....I believe God had to remind me of this, as I am a home-maker and to travel daily in the early hours of the morning and to stay awake in class and read and prepare for tests, is impossible in the natural. Yes, it appeared impossible, but God caused me to arise, be strengthened and to daily depend on His graces.
In February, we heard some shocking news - my husband had cancer, polyps, tumours etc. This did not shake us, as in Rhema, we are daily soaked in His Glorious Presence, Word and Spirit, in a Faith Filled atmosphere. We are continually trusting, in His Righteousness and Finished Work!
I wonder what would have happened, if I had not responded! I exhort you my friends, "IF ONLY YOU KNOW THE BENEFITS OF RHEMA, YOU'LL KEEP PRESSING ON FOR GOD'S BEST!
nd sharing their life experiences with God. As servants of God, they are my role models.