admin on June 17th, 2013

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In I Kings 17, the prophet Elijah came to the widow of Zarephath who had only enough food to cook one meal and then planned to die.  Elijah said, “First cook a little cake for me, the servant of God.  And God says if you will, then that supply you have, which is just enough for today, will not diminish.  God is saying if you do it for me, then He will use it and multiply it back.”  She and he and her son did eat many days, a miracle.

In Luke 5:3, Jesus took Peter’s boat not to keep but to preach from.  Afterward, He said,  “Let down your nets for a haul.”  And they caught so many fish that their nets began to break and the boat began to sink.  God had not wanted the boat to keep, but He borrowed the empty boat to use and fill up.  And whatever you have in your life that’s empty, give it to God for Him to fill.

Finally, Jesus was in the Temple watching the people as they gave their offerings.  A poor widow came up and threw in two mites, a couple of pennies.  The Lord observed that the rich gave out of their abundance, but she gave of her want, all of her living.  And Jesus let her do it.  But Jesus didn’t want it to keep.  He said, “She’s given more.”  Giving out of your surplus is like God instead of giving His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross, giving one of His millions of angels.   But He gave His only Begotten Son.  He gave out of His want.  And that’s real giving, the kind that God’s going to send back¾that smile when it hurts to smile, that loving when it hurts to love, that giving of funds when it’s all you have.  And God isn’t going to keep it.  He’s just going to use it, multiply it, and send it back.  Today, God wants you and me to start giving and seeding for our miracles, for Him to use and then multiply back.

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admin on June 10th, 2013

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Commitment demands a choice, and the choice to follow Jesus is the same for all believers.  Either we go God’s way or we pursue our own.

A story in Luke 5 NKJV shows us the power of choosing God’s way.  Jesus had been teaching the crowds from Peter’s boat.  When finished, He said to Peter, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”  

But Peter answered, “We have toiled all the night and caught nothing” (v. 5).  And he started to grumble and complain.  Perhaps he said, “Look, I’m the fisherman here, and You’re the teacher.  You teach; I’ll fish.”

But Peter must have heard something in Jesus’ command to launch out, because at the end of his grumbling and complaining, he said, “Nevertheless, at Your word, I will let down the net.”  And what happened?  Peter caught a net-breaking, boat-sinking load of fish!

I believe with all of my heart that nothing would have happened if Peter had not gotten into agreement with the Word of God.  He said to Jesus, “Nevertheless, at Your word.”  There may be something you’re going through¾physical, financial, or emotional¾and you’re at the end of your rope, not knowing what to do. Whatever it is that you have need of, tell the Lord, “Nevertheless, at Your word I will.”  That is the answer.  Get out of agreement with the problem, out of agreement with the negative, and get into agreement with the Word of God.  When you get into agreement with God’s way and His Word, situations change!

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admin on June 6th, 2013

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RR:       Lindsay, prayer requests are coming in.  Melitta in Chicago, Illinois, has a need of prayer over her finances.  And Jonelle and his wife are calling from up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  They need healing and an employment situation.  Gary in Cleveland, Ohio has a need in his life, and asked if we would pray over this need for a miracle.  Linda out in Yakima, Washington, has asked for prayer over her family.  Sheila has called for prayer up in Michigan.  And Ann in Maryland.  And others are calling.  You can always call the Abundant Life Prayer Group for prayer at 9-1-8-4-9-5-7-7-7-7.  Many other prayer requests are coming.  If the lines are jammed, you can leave a voicemail by pressing zero, or you can just stay on the line and wait for one of the prayer partners.

Lindsay, let’s just set our faith in agreement.  Let’s pray over these who are calling in, and others that may be on the line right now.  Let’s pray over those that are watching our program.

LR:       You know, I wanna encourage you, if you need someone to go into agreement, always remember, 24 hours a day, about that Abundant Life Prayer Group.  9-1-8-4-9-5-7-7-7-7.

RR:       Yes, that’s right.

LR:       Now the reason I say that is real simple.  Because the day may come when you’re just going along as normal, and then all of a sudden, something hits you upside the head, so to speak, spiritually speaking.  The devil comes, the bible says, to steal, to kill and to destroy.  The bible says he comes seeking whom he may devour.  All right, well, if that’s what’s happening, then I believe one of the greatest things we can do is call for prayer.  Go into a prayer of agreement.  The bible even talks about going back to your own company.  Going into that group of believers that will join with you, not against you, in prayer.

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admin on May 28th, 2013

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SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS  SU03 Praise the Lord.  (APPLAUSE)  James, I’ve heard you say many times on your own program.  In fact, you have mentioned it on this program, about your early childhood. And about how the difficulties that you went through.  And I wondered if you would give a portion of your own testimony on this program?  I think there are many people who may be now where you have been at times in your life.  Would you just open your heart and share with us this morning?

SPKM JAMES ROBISON I’ll be happy to, Richard.  And I want to say it with thanksgiving to God, because everything that has happened in my life, I feel was a refining process to bring me to a place in my own life where I am better equipped to minister hope and restoration, quite frankly, to  SU04 the entire Body of Christ. You know, you have heard that word recently, over and over, we need to be restored.  (Yes)  Or restoration needs to occur.  And I really believe –

SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS That’s really the heart of your ministry.

SPKM JAMES ROBISON It really is.  I can’t tell you how much I long for Christian people to love one another.  You know, a lot of the confusion and the discussions going on in religious circles even today — people are saying, “Well, what about this one, and that one and the other?”  And you know, the Christian community, right now Richard, is saying, “We love Oral Roberts, and we love Richard Roberts, and we love Jim and Tammy — even through their burden.  And we love Jimmy Swaggert, and we love all the others.”  And you know what they are all saying is right now, they are saying, “Why can’t all of our leaders really love one another?  Why can’t there be that real love across the board?” And I personally believe that there is a refining process right now, of restoration of real love, where the people of God are going to see the Christian people do really love one another. (APPLAUSE)  And that the leaders really love one another.  It’s an encouraging thing to see Christian people stand up for somebody when they are in trouble, not just when they are on top of everything, but when they are in a battle.  And God refined me in my life through great pressure –

SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS That’s what I am driving at

SPKM JAMES ROBISON Through great pressure, to bring me to a point, Richard, that I’ve got love for all people.  I mean, this was a process.  And it started with my childhood.  But it came all the way through my religious experience.  I am an illegitimate child.  I did not have a legitimate birth.  My mother gave birth to me out of wedlock.  My birth certificate doesn’t even have my name on it.  I had to have a judge sign a special order to get a passport last year to leave the country, because they couldn’t get a birth certificate with the name Robison on it.  But everyone knew that was the name I had gone by.  But there was no official change of my own name.  My birth certificate was a source of embarrassment to me the first time I saw it as a young man in my early twenties and my mother had to explain it to me.  So my mother was 41 years old when she gave birth to me.  Here she is age 41 with a child in her womb, and in a desperate situation, never had a child before, my mother went to a doctor and asked for an abortion. The doctor said, “I can’t do it, it’s not right.  I won’t do it.”  And he refused to do it. And in that interim, that delay, my mother prayed.  And she said she heard God say to her, “You need to have this child.  And this baby will bring joy to the world.  You need to have this baby.” Well, my mother automatically thought, “Well, it’s going to be a little girl, so I will name her Joy.  In some way she will bring joy to the world.”  So when I was born my mother had already decided to name me Joy.  And the doctor came in and said, “You have a little butch, a little boy here,” and she said, “No, I have a little girl and her name is Joy.”  And the doctor said, “Well, you can call him anything you want to, but you’ve got a little boy.”  (APPLAUSE)  I’m so glad my mother went back and prayed again, (LAUGHTER) and she made me James.  I’m glad she didn’t name me Joy, that would be worse than being named Sue, like Johnny Cash sang.  But I was named James. Mother said she went to the Bible and thought of the disciples nearest Jesus, Peter, James and John and she just came up with the names James. I don’t have a middle name.  Just born James Robinson.

 

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admin on May 21st, 2013

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LR:

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.

LR:

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

BRAD:

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.

MC:

I had to do an MRI, and they said I had a tumor.

BRAD:
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.

MC:
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.

BRAD:
To make matters worse, none of the treatments doctors tried got rid of the tumor.

MC:

As the years passed, the tumor had got bigger.

BRAD:
So big that doctors told Maria they may have to operate.

MC:
Well, they said if they did operate, my life would be in danger.

BRAD:
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.

LR:
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.

BRAD:
Maria hoped for a miracle healing, but never thought it would happen to her.

MC:
Yeah, right, this can’t happen to me.  It happens to extraordinary people, like really good people, but not me.

RR:
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.

BRAD:
As Maria listened to Richard and Lindsay each night, her faith began to grow.  Then not long ago her prayers were answered.

MC:
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.”

RR:

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.

MC:
I felt like something was dissolving in my brain, like God was trying to take it away.

BRAD:
Maria says she immediately felt better.  Her painful headaches were gone.

MC:
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.

BRAD:
No migraines?

MC:
No, no migraines, none.

BRAD:
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.

MC:
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.

BRAD:
Maria tells me, ever since, she hasn’t had one migraine headache.

MC:
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.

BRAD:
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.

MC:
God works in mysterious ways, and it’s amazing.  And I believe in miracles.  I believe in miracles very much, yes.

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