Hi. I’m Lindsay Roberts. And today we’re on the campus of Oral Roberts University. We’re live right here in front of the Prayer Tower. And we want to encourage you that today is a great day for a miracle, coming right here from Make Your Day Count on the campus of Oral Roberts University. In fact, you can hear the chimes right there off of the Prayer Tower. It’s absolutely a magnificent day here.
But you know what else it is? It’s the day that the Lord has made. And we’re going to rejoice and we’re going to be glad in it, and we’re going to expect a miracle together today. How about that? We’re going to go over live from the Prayer Tower, but right now I want you to stay tuned and listen to this message about a stress book because I want to make it my free gift to you. So stay tuned. We’re going to be right back in the Prayer Tower.
If you need prayer, 918-495-7777. You can go on-line at Oral Roberts Ministry website, orm.cc, write Richard Roberts and Lindsay Roberts at Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74102, or like I said, go to the telephone, 918-495-7777.
And I want to encourage you, pick up your telephone, order the stress book. You can get it at a toll-free number, 866-870-6932. It’s 866-870-6932. I want to give this book to you. Now if you go on the website and you see a charge on it, forget it. This is free today. This is my free gift to you. And I believe this can help you.
Are you pressured, stressed, frustrated? Well, yeah. If you’re breathing, you’re usually going to happen where something happens in your life. There’s going to be some event that kind of feels like it takes you over the top.
Okay, wait a minute. Do you want the weight of the world on top of you, or do you want to be on top of the world? It all depends on whether you react to the situation and fall apart, or you respond to the situation with the Word of God.
Everybody’s going to go through something. And as you go through that, you have that opportunity to react and freak out or respond and apply the Word of God. Now the choice is ours. But, you know, sometimes when we’re in the middle of that stress and pressure, the first thing our flesh wants to do is freak out.
Well, let’s not go there. Let’s believe according to the Word of God that we can overcome stress with the Word of God. So call the number on the screen, my free gift to you.
The second thing today, I want to talk about some prayer requests that have come in. And just in the last few minutes these have come in, maybe like within about an hour or a little bit less than that these have come in. This one came in about 30 minutes ago, 15 minutes ago. These are just pouring in.
And I want to read a letter that a lady had written, just a little part of it, where she’s asking for her grandson for salvation. You know, I thought about, we were praying just before the program and a friend of mine was praying for me just before we went on the air. And while she was praying, the thought crossed my mind, how many grandsons and granddaughters and sons and daughters are in prison?
I can’t even begin to say how many prayer requests and letters we get with family members in prison, moms and dads in prison, kids writing for their parents in prison. I believe we need to minister to people who are in prison today. And I want to pray for your family members that are in prison.
(Reading names) And, you know, Richard use to say it this way, “She needs a general overhaul.” And I believe that too, that sometimes we just need overhauling from the crown of our head to the soles of our feet.
Let’s do this. Let’s pray for these right here and then I want to take you to a break and I want you to hear about a woman who was healed of a brain tumor. Her name is Maria. She’s from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. And when you hear her testimony, let’s believe and agree that what God did for Maria in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, God can do for you.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I just lift up every name and every need. We particularly pray for unsaved family members and pray for family members in prison. Father God, in the name of Jesus, I ask that You would minister healing and that You would minister deliverance and that You would send laborers especially to unsaved loved ones or loved ones in prison.
Lord God, in the name of Jesus, I am praying for healing from the crown of their head to the soles of their feet, body, soul, and spirit. And the soul realm, that’s your mind, will, and emotions, and for so many people who have said things like this precious one, panic attack. In the name of Jesus, I pray for you not to have panic attacks, not to have a breakdown, but to have a breakthrough, in the name of Jesus.
And we are asking this for Father God, who said that He would go exceedingly abundantly far above anything we could ever ask or think. And I am praying for that right now, in Jesus’ name.
And I want you to listen to Maria’s testimony. And while you’re listening, please feel free to pick up your telephone, call the Abundant Life Prayer Group, 918-495-7777. Because if you look right behind me, while that testimony is going on, I’m going to get up and walk back there with the prayer partners and we’re going to begin to pray for the prayer requests that are coming in.
Now I’m live right here right now in the Prayer Tower. It’s a little after two o’clock in Tulsa. We’re in Tulsa time, Central Time. So pick up your telephone, 918-495-7777. I’m going to be walking right back there, and we’re going to pray for the prayer requests that come in live right here on this program. So stay tuned and listen to what Maria has to say about an almighty healing God.
LP: Maria Casey, Lancaster, PA
In the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country is the city of Lancaster. This is the oldest city in the United States, originally settled way back in 1718.
Maria Casey has lived here all of her life, a life she feared would be cut short when doctors told her she had a brain tumor.
I had to do an MRI, and they said I had a tumor.
The tumor was right in the center of Maria’s brain near her pituitary gland. At the time, doctors told Maria the tumor looked to be benign and that it would be best to treat it with medication. But Maria says the medicine did nothing to ease the pain of the severe migraine headaches she would get.
The headaches I had, they were very intense. And it felt like a roller coaster, and migraines like someone’s beating me over the head with a broom.
To make matters worse, none of the treatments doctors tried got rid of the tumor.
As the years passed, the tumor had got bigger.
So big that doctors told Maria they may have to operate.
Well, they said if they did operate, my life would be in danger.
Distraught, Maria went home and sought encouragement from Christian TV. She’d never seen The Hour of Healing before and was intrigued by all the testimonies from people healed by God.
An accident had left Willie with so much knee pain, but after Richard prayed, Willie laid his hands on his knees, and he said immediately—“Tell Richard immediately the pain left after three years.”
And this one, cancer on her husband’s face was gone, no need for surgery. This is Mary in Alabama.
Maria hoped for a miracle healing, but never thought it would happen to her.
Yeah, right, this can’t happen to me. It happens to extraordinary people, like really good people, but not me.
The Bible says, “The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise you up.” We’re still seeing some 20 medically documented healings of cancer every month through our prayers and the prayers of the Abundant Life Prayer Group.
As Maria listened to Richard and Lindsay each night, her faith began to grow. Then not long ago her prayers were answered.
It was about a month ago, and my husband was sleeping and I was just watching The Hour of Healing. And I was sitting on the couch, and I was watching as Richard gave a testimony for someone’s tumor. And I felt like someone was saying, “That’s you, Maria.”
I rebuke the brain tumor right now in the authority of Jesus’ name. And I send the word to you tonight for healing. God’s healing someone, in Jesus’ name.
I felt like something was dissolving in my brain, like God was trying to take it away.
Maria says she immediately felt better. Her painful headaches were gone.
I felt so much better. I really felt a lot better because it felt really good. It felt wonderful, like I was walking on clouds.
No, no migraines, none.
Maria told her doctor what had happened and went back in for another X-ray. To their surprise, the tumor was gone. The doctors didn’t know why.
I had an MRI done, and he said, “Everything’s normal. Everything’s back to normal,” so I could go on with my life, no tumor, no headaches.
Maria tells me, ever since, she hasn’t had one migraine headache.
It’s kind of funny. I’m use to being in pain all the time and suffering and being in agony all the time, but I feel a lot better, a lot better, yeah.
Remember, at first Maria didn’t know what to make of all the miracles she would hear about on The Hour of Healing. Now she knows exactly what to think and says she is forever grateful for Richard, Lindsay, and the Oral Roberts Ministries.
God works in mysterious ways, and it’s amazing. And I believe in miracles. I believe in miracles very much, yes.
SU01 Praise the Lord. (APPLAUSE) More and more and more testimonies. And I received a prayer request the other day, and a letter that I must share with you. “I’m writing this prayer request for my husband because he’s had trouble in several areas in his life. Please feel free to pray for us, and don’t hesitate in reading our letter.” Although there are something in here — well, you might not necessarily read something like this on the air — but these people are desperate. “We watch your program every day. Many times I have wakened in the morning to see my husband touching the television set or his self, hoping for a miracle while you pray. He wants God to heal him. I have never seen or known anyone who wants God so much. My husband is depressed all the time, and has some other problems that he has had to deal with. He is an alcoholic. And he has a liver problem that has been caused by all of the alcohol. My husband wants God to touch him and make him whole. He needs peace in his mind. And he needs the old war memories cast out. He still has the horrors of serving in the Vietnam War since 1967. This has caused him all kinds of problems. Will you please pray?” And the P.S. says, “My husband SM01 carries guilt because when he served in Vietnam he had to kill. The Bible says,” this woman says, ‘thou shalt not kill.’ ( MS_Deuteronomy_05:17 ) How does this apply to the war?” I don’t know — maybe James Robinson may want to deal with that in a little while. First of all, God will never hold you responsible for what you must do in a war. I want to remind you that David, a man whom God said was after his own heart, is the one who took his slingshot and slew Goliath. And in the name of the Lord David had to destroy many people. But God did not lay it to his charge because he was acting under orders from God. And I say to you as a Vietnam veteran, or a veteran of the Korean War, or you could be a veteran of some other conflict where you served the United States of America — you don’t have to carry that guilt. And now you my brother, who is suffering in this way, I pray for you. Everybody just stretch your hands out toward the television set. And you at home, stretch your hands out toward me. And let me be your point of contact, and let’s pray. My brother in California, you are a representative of so many men and women who may feel this way right now. In the name of Jesus I cast out that discouragement and that load of guilt that you are carrying. God did not put that on you, the devil has put that one your life. And in Jesus’ name I rebuke it. And I ask all of those memories to be driven out of your life by the Holy Spirit. And I want to pray especially for you, my Brother, you’ve been so discouraged and so distressed it has caused you to turn to alcohol. Alcohol is not the answer to your problem. All that is going to do is destroy your liver. The answer to your problem is receiving Jesus as your Lord and Savior and getting that peace in your heart. And I want to pray for you, and I want to pray for anyone else who’s lost and you know you are lost, and you want to receive a miracle. You want Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. I’m going to ask you and everybody here in our studio to pray this prayer out loud after me. Will you do it? Oh, Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner. I’m a sinner, Lord, and I’m sorry. I repent of my sins. I turn my back on the past. I reject the devil. I renounce him and all of his works. And I take Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. Save me. Heal me. Deliver me. Forgive me. And now by my faith I receive your forgiveness. Your forgiveness is flooding in me now. Forgiving me of every sin, of every trespass, in Jesus’ name I’ll never be the same again. Oh, friend, if you meant that prayer from your heart, and I believe you did, God is changing you now. God is turning the situation around in your life. I want you to go to your telephone right now and call area code 918 495-7777. That is the Abundant Life Prayer Group. Area code 918 495-7777. And let me know that you just prayed that prayer and you agreed with me for Jesus to save your soul and set you free. And my dear brother, you don’t have to carry that guilt anymore. I’m so proud of all those men and women who have served our armed forces in wars and in conflicts. I’m proud of those who are in the United States Army right now, who are serving around the world — who are in our Navy, our Air Force, our Marines, our Coast Guard. All of our armed forces services. I’m proud of them. We must have our armed forces. And I thank God for them. And I pray for every military leader today. And I pray for you as a soldier, as a seaman, as a pilot, as a technician, or whatever it is that you are doing in the armed forces. You are protecting your country, and God needs a protective service in the United States of America. I thank you. You are not alone. There are servicemen that are watching this program in places around the world right now, even as I am speaking. I thank God for you. You are not forgotten. America has not forgotten. Don’t believe the news that you are lost and you are forgotten. We’ve not forgotten you. The core of America has not forgotten you. And we are not going to forget you. You are our own. We are yours and you are ours. We believe in you and we love you, and we pray for you. Don’t let that guilt load up on you, of what you had to do when you where serving your country. That’s covered under the blood of Jesus Christ. I praise God. I think we ought to give the Lord a great handclap. (APPLAUSE) Hallelujah. Well, Dr. Larry Lea is here today, the dean of our Signs and Wonders Seminary. He has a good word for you. James Robinson is here to minister the Word of God to you. Buck and Dottie Rambo are here. This is going to be an exciting program, I know it. The ORU Singers are standing by with the Oral Roberts University Orchestra, (APPLAUSE) to minister “The Time Is Now” — give them a good handclap as they minister the gospel in song.
LR: You know, I think that I have a new favorite place on this campus at ORU here. I think my new favorite place is this spot right here in the Prayer Tower because you can just feel the presence of God. You can feel the anointing.
This precious lady right over here is praying against fibromyalgia. And this precious lady right here, you can see them, they’re all praying specifically for specific needs to be met.
And I want to lift up some names and needs right here. (Reading names) They go on and on and on. Right now in the name of Jesus, Father, we just lift up every name and every need. Lord God, You promised, “Be not deceived, God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
And You said when you give in to the kingdom of God, it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.
And according to the Word of God, we pray not only for spiritual miracles, we pray for physical miracles. We pray for your soul. That’s your mind, will, and emotions. And we pray for financial intervention. We pray for God to take the seeds that you are sowing and to honor His Word by multiplying it back to open the windows of heaven, pour out a blessing where there’s not room enough to receive it, and to rebuke the devourer for your sake. I am believing for that, in the name of Jesus, amen.
And don’t forget, I want to tell you, you can have the Overcoming Stress book. You can go on our website, makeyourdaycount.com. This book I wrote literally out of experience. It’s called Overcoming Stress. Take charge of the negative situations that come to attack you. Overcome them with the Word of God. Real simple, the way to overcome stress is the Word of God.
The telephone number is a free call, 866-870-6932, 866-870-6932. When the operator picks up the telephone and you tell that operator you want this book, tell them it’s my free gift to you. Or you can write Richard Roberts and Lindsay Roberts, Tulsa, OK 74102. And I want to send it so that you will be blessed and so God can intervene in the areas where you’re stressed out, and He can turn that stress into blessing, in Jesus’ name.
We’ve got a partners’ spot, and I’m praying that you will become a partner with this ministry. We love and appreciate our partners. You know, one scripture says a joint partaker. A partner is a joint partaker. As you sow into us, we sow into you, and we become partners together for the kingdom and the glory of God. So watch this message, and we’re going to be right back here from the Prayer Tower.
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LR: You know, I do want to encourage you to become a partner with this ministry, a joint partaker. If you look in the book of Philippians 4:13-19, it talks about Paul talking to the church at Philippi and that particular group of people. That was the group of people that he talked about saying, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
And to that particular group of people, he went on to talk about giving and receiving, sowing and reaping. And then as they sowed into his ministry, that particular group of people got to go to the next verse that said, “Now my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
That was not a scripture for the whole universe, although the whole universe could tap into it. That was a scripture for a particular group of people that became partners with his ministry, that sowed and understood that as they sow, they have a Bible right to reap. As they give, they have a Bible right that on the other end of that giving is receiving. And the receiving is what? The receiving is, “My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
LR: The kids came back, and they came back with a passion and a zeal. And I want to say insight. They began to think of ideas with the Revolution album. They began to think of a school, they began, they began, they began.
I think sometimes God just has to let us kick-start in the place we’re going to go, and then suddenly when we ourselves kick-started, all of the sudden ideas and concepts and thoughts and provision starts literally—it’s just like Amber and Jordan said, Amber threw out the idea. And like Jordan said, “Yeah, that’s an idea.” But instantly the spirit of faith hit her, “Wait a minute. That’s not an idea. We can do this.”
And these are kids in their early twenties. These girls are gradating this year from ORU. They finished their coursework early, typical of Amber and Jordan and Haley and these babies. And they got done early and they didn’t get to walk across the platform. She’ll get to walk in May. And they were finished, Amber I think almost a year early, Jordan a semester early.
And these are kids. These are kids, barely in the beginning of their twenties. And yet they’re building schools and visions and things. And they believe it’s doable. It’s not like, “Okay, in 20 years, we’re going—-well, if God.” No, God is now. God’s sending them. The need is now.
And so I want to encourage you of that, you know, if God lays it on your heart—I don’t even think Jordan thought about it. I don’t think you even thought—a negative thought never crossed your mind. First is the idea, and then, “We can do this thing.”
And I think God’s looking for that. If people will just hear the idea and say, “Yes, Lord, we can do this thing,” that’s faith. And then I believe as God dropped that and you have faith for it, what He orders He pays for. And we’ve seen the provisions just start rolling in.
DC:We’ve had a desire for years since arriving in Niger to do a school and just didn’t know how that was going to happen, but it was, again, one of those seeds that was in there. And God connected us with another organization that was looking to build schools in Niger.
NC: They built our first building—
DC: And that’s how our first school got built, our first three classroom block, and we’re now finishing our second year and now needing to build a second three classroom block so we can add another class this year.
OR: Richard, right in the midst of this God sent a minister of the gospel across my path, Rev. Green in New Orleans. You know our dear friend. (Yes) And he told me a story, really touched my heart. He said there was this young man who wanted to be a success and he didn’t know how. And there was one man in the city that was the most influential, the wealthiest, the most successful, but he couldn’t meet him. And one day he was thinking about it and he went fishing and looked over and there sat that man fishing. And he thought, “I wonder how I can meet this man?” So he walked over and he said, “Mister, my name is so and so, can I fish by you?” And the man said, “Well, son, sit right down here and be my guest.” And after a while he said, “Sir, I’ve wanted to be successful all my life and you’re the only successful man I’ve ever met. Would you tell me how to be a success?” The man said, “Yes, stand on your feet.” And they stood up and the man promptly shoved him into the water and jumped in right in after him. And he got him by the hair of the head and plunged him under and then pretty soon jerked him back up, and the boy was trying to get his breath. He shoved him under again, pulled him up and the guy was trying to breathe. The third time he shoved him under and kept him under until he knew he’d better get him up or he’d drown. And the boy was just gasping for breath and said, “Mister, why did you do me this way?” He said, “Son, do you know how you felt when you thought you had only one more breath?” He said, “Yes.” He said, “When you want to be a success like you wanted that last breath, you will be a success.” Somebody said, “Oral Roberts, how much do you want to send God’s medical presence to the nations?” I said, “I want it just like that boy did who had one more breath or he would die. I want to live. I want 20 more years in the gospel and I believe God’s going to give them to me. I’m asking you to stand with me because God’s going to reward you. You’re going to have favor with God. When God looks down and sees these medical missionaries all over the earth and the healing teams with them and souls coming to God and the sick being healed, He’s going to look at the ones who sent them. And I praise God for you. I’m asking you for two months pledge, pledge this month and next month. (applause) Whatever amount God lays on your heart, it may be $50 in July, $50 in August, or $100 or it may be less, it may be more. But do it. You can’t earn your way to heaven. You’re saved by grace. It’s a gift of God. But you will be rewarded on your works. Oh, what a joy it is. You know, God said this because He believed in us. (Of course.) He believed we could do it. He believed we would do it.
RR: And He told you to believe it could be done.
OR: Oh, yes. When He told me to raise the $8 million, my stomach just turned over. He said, “I want you to believe you can raise it, believe.” And I tell you, I’m believing.