Mark Hankins Ministries

Filter By:
Showing items filed under “Faith”
in Faith

September 2019 - Failure Is Not An Option

     These words were spoken by the ICU doctor as Dylan, our three-year old grandson, was fighting for his life.  I thought, “I like that doctor.  Keep him in here.”  We had watched Dylan grow weaker with alarming symptoms which, we learned later, had been misdiagnosed.  It became so difficult for him to breathe one night; he was rushed to the emergency room where they discovered his white blood cell count was critically high.  After being transferred to a hospital where they could properly treat him, the doctor told us Dylan had stage four leukemia with a large mass in his chest.  This mass was closing off his airway.
     Dylan was put in a medically induced coma so he could be treated.  At one time 14 machines were working to keep him alive.  His parents, loved ones, and countless friends joined together in faith-filled prayers.   We believed Jesus, the Great Physician, was directing everything being done medically through the doctors and devoted nurses.   The situation looked impossible!   At that point someone asked, what would happen if a certain treatment failed. The doctor spoke these words that still impact us today: “Failure is not an option!”  That was a turning point for Dylan. 
     The critical procedure of removing the diseased blood, vial by vial was next.  Every drop of his blood was replaced by the healthy, living blood of a donor.   From that moment things started to turn.  Every day Dylan needed a miracle, as there was a fight for his kidneys, his lungs or other organs to function.  We continued to pray, speak the Word and worship God and one of the doctors said, “Whatever you are doing, keep doing it!”   This is what we did. We released our faith in the blood of Jesus for every situation.  We declared, “Devil, you cannot win this case! Jesus already paid for our redemption!”  There is a fight, but it’s a faith fight.  The blood of Jesus has already won the battle and purchased complete redemption from the curse of the law (Gal.3:13), but the victory must be enforced with a testimony of faith.
     I saw my daughter’s face drop after the doctor said Dylan may never talk again and I reminded her we didn’t have what he said, but according to Mark 11:23, we have what we say.  We will never forget the day we heard Dylan talk again.  He is an overcomer and is healed by Jesus’ stripes!


     The powerful evangelist, Smith Wigglesworth said, “There’s not one thing in me the blood does not cleanse.”  When he prayed for a paralyzed man who felt too unworthy to be healed, Wigglesworth spoke these powerful words from Psalm 130:3 to the dying man, “If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?” He said, “I want you to forget everything, except what the Bible says about Jesus.”  The man put his attention only on Jesus and was healed.
     Just as the life-saving blood of the donor replaced the diseased blood in Dylan’s body, the precious redeeming blood of Jesus has replaced our sin nature with God’s own righteousness.  Your trust in God alone immediately qualifies you for His best blessings.   The blood not only removes sin, but the stain and memory of it as well. 

Many have said, “Oh, I’ve missed it so, I wish I could forget about the past, those mistakes, and those faults and those failures, and even the wrong and sin that I did. Yea, saith the Lord, do not count as nothing My blood.  Remember My blood, the precious blood, the divine blood of the divine Son of God was shed for the remission of sin. And yea, the Lord has declared, “I, even I Am He that blots out thy transgressions, and I will not remember thy sins.  So do not dwell on the past.  Think no longer of that which is past. And when the enemy shall bring a picture of it before your mind, just laugh and say, “Ha, ha! That does not exist, Mr. Devil!” - Prophetic word from Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin

     Resist the accusations of the devil with faith in the blood of Jesus.  You must look the devil in the face and take your victory and shout, “I have faith in the blood and failure is not an option!”


     Don’t let the lies of the enemy torment you, instead strengthen your faith in the blood of Jesus.  Take advantage of this special offer for your gift of $25 or more:  the book and the four CD set called “The Bloodline of a Champion,” along with a new two CD set titled “Failure Is Not An Option.” 
     With your partnership, the goal to publish our books in 100 languages is being achieved. Books go to places we cannot go. Thanks to you, the German language is now added to that list! Our books in Portuguese and Nepalese will be distributed during the upcoming mission trips to Brazil in September and Nepal in November. Your giving will help us equip pastors and leaders in remote regions of the world. Thank you for sending us! The blessing of faithful partnership is this: “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

In Christ,
Mark and Trina

Posted by Mark and Trina Hankins with
in Faith

February 2019 - Positive Expectation

My soul, wait thou only on God; for my expectation is from Him.  Psalms 62:5

While watching a college football game, I saw the team break from the huddle and line up for the next play. Everything looked normal until I noticed the quarterback had misjudged his position and was lined up behind the guard instead of the center.  When he called the play, nothing happened!  I had to laugh; he looked up, saw his mistake and made one step to the side.  This time, the center released the ball into his hands after the call and the play was executed.  Sometimes we need to make some adjustments in our expectation, like that quarterback, so that we can receive answers to prayer and see great things accomplished for God.




In Psalms 42:5, David spoke to his soul, Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me?  Hope thou in God.  Hope is an expectation of good and is a necessary and valuable ingredient in faith. There are four kinds of expectation: negative, misguided, neutral and positive.

When it comes to negative expectation I’m reminded of the guy who was sleeping and someone put limburger cheese under his nose while he slept.  When he woke up, he went from room to room trying to find where the stink was coming from.  Finally, he went outside, took a deep breath and smelled that same odor and said, “The whole world stinks!”  It is a general attitude of negativity. 

Some people never decide to act upon the Word of God or make any changes in their lives.  This is called neutral expectation; their expectation never gets out of neutral.  “Someday” never comes and they are stuck in the same place year after year. 

An example of misguided expectation is when Naaman expected Elisha to wave his hand over him and his leprosy to disappear.  Instead, he had to humble himself to dip seven times in the muddy river. Like Naaman, who was offended at the prophet’s instructions, we must make adjustments, swallow our pride and obey the Word of the Lord in order to get a miracle.

Positive expectation is demonstrated by the woman in Mark 5, who suffered for twelve years with an issue of blood.  When she heard of Jesus, SHE PUT HER EXPECTATION AND HOPE ONLY IN JESUS.  She pressed through the crowd and touched his clothes.  She kept saying, “If I may but touch his clothes, I shall be made whole.”   Her positive expectation allowed her to lay hold of the healing power of Jesus.


And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.  And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, “Who touched my clothes?”  But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.  And he said unto her, “Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace and be made whole of thy plague.

Mark 5:27-34




         Positive expectation contains four elements this woman demonstrated:  First, she said if she could touch Jesus, she would be healed. Next, she acted: she pressed through the crowd and touched Jesus.  Then, she received and felt the power of God make her well.  Finally, she told it.  Jesus told Bro. Hagin that if anyone, anywhere did these four things, he or she could always receive, not only healing, but anything from God.


Have faith in God.  (Mark 11:22)


Take hold on God’s faithfulness. (Century)


These powerful words of Jesus in Mark 11:22 are the answer to every problem.  They silence complaining and blaming others or circumstances.  When you lay hold on God’s faithfulness, He takes hold on you.  One day, I was crossing a busy road with my little grandson, Dylan.  As we walked together, he was holding my hand tightly, but my grip on his hand was actually much stronger than his grip on mine. God’s grip on you is bigger than your grip on Him.

This hope, this positive expectation, is an anchor for your soul that reaches into the presence behind the veil even in the middle of the worst storm of life (Hebrews 6:19).  David said, My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved,” (Psalms 62:5-6).  If necessary, make some adjustments in your expectation.  When your expectation is on God you will begin to experience God’s presence, help and provision.




2019 is a year of great expectation for MHM and our partners!  We believe to see the fulfillment of THE NEW!  We decree a year of breakthrough into a new spiritual dimension and abundance for you, our partners.    This month we want to offer you two CD sets: The Power of Positive Expectation, Hope: The Anchor for Your Soul, and the book, The Spirit of Faith.  Our God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.


In Christ,
Mark and Trina

Posted by Mark and Trina Hankins with