Pimento Cheese Spread
- 4 cups shredded cheese (your choice; I used cheddar)
- 1 small (4oz) can of pimentos, mostly drained
- 3/4 cup Mayonnaise (you can substitute Greek yogurt also)
- 2 dill pickles, chopped
- 1 tsp Worcestershire
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne (as desired for heat)
- Mix ingredients thoroughly together with a large spoon or spatula. Chill thoroughly.
- Use as a dip with chips or veggies as desired (see below).
- Roast carrots or pita chips in olive oil, salt and pepper in oven at 400 degrees.
- Carrots 8-10 minutes
- Pita chips 10-15 minutes
I’m so excited about our EXPECT A MIRACLE CAMPAIGN! In fact, I’m already receiving miracle reports back from many partners. And I can’t wait to hear from YOU as we join together believing for miracles in YOUR life!
The other day, someone asked me if they had a right…a real right…to expect miracles from God. I replied, “Of course you have a right. You’re a blood-washed child of the Most High God. He loves His children…and that includes YOU!”
Believe me…We Christians have every right to believe for and receive God’s miracle touch in our lives. Just look at the Bible. It’s filled with His proof that He’s the God of the miraculous.
Remember, there was no way that the Pharaoh of Egypt was going to let all the Hebrew slaves go just because Moses demanded it. After all, the children of Israel had served Egypt for hundreds of years. They had built cities, monuments, tombs, palaces, and all kinds of structures. Why would Egypt let their work force leave?
But God had a plan and God had a man…Moses. And through a series of GREAT MIRACLES, Pharaoh finally let the people go.
Now, that was only the beginning of Israel’s miraculous deliverance. Not only were some two and a half million Hebrews delivered from slavery, but in addition, there was not a sick or weak one among them.
And that’s not all. They took with them the silver, gold, and precious things from all the Egyptian households. No…they didn’t steal it. God simply put it all in their hands. One day they were paupers…the next day they were multimillionaires.
You can read in Exodus about all the miracles God did to preserve His people and take them across the Jordan River into the Promised Land. And I tell you, the Bible is just as REAL TO YOU AND ME TODAY as it was when it was being written long ago.
God is STILL DOING HIS MIRACLES!
That’s why I’m so excited about the EXPECT A MIRACLE CAMPAIGN that I launched at the beginning of this month. And I believe it’s very important to you! So, I really want to get the EXPECT A MIRACLE PACKET into your hands.
I’m urging you right now to stop for a moment and request your EXPECT A MIRACLE PACKET. There is no cost, and it’s yours for the asking. As you request yours, let your expectation soar and really, really, REALLY expect God’s miracles in your life and in the lives of your family members and dear ones.
You may say, “Richard, you don’t know what I’m going through. It seems all I can see right now is the bottom of the barrel. Everything is falling apart.”
Believe me, I’ve experienced times like that in my life too. I know exactly what it feels like when it looks like you have nowhere to turn and no one to turn to. But remember this and don’t ever forget it…When we turn to God, sow our seeds of faith, and believe His Word, we have His authority to EXPECT Him to show up in our behalf.
Wow! Just now as I’m writing this letter, the Lord gave me a scripture… It’s in Isaiah 43:18–19… Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness; and rivers in the desert.
That was hot off the wire from the Lord. Wow! A WAY IN THE WILDERNESS AND RIVERS…YES, RIVERS IN THE DESERT! Now, that’s really a powerful word from the Lord for you and for me.
Now, listen to this…for it is directly from the Lord. DON’T LET THE DEVIL STOP YOU FROM MOVING FORWARD. Say this to him… DEVIL I COMMAND YOU, IN THE NAME OF JESUS, TAKE YOUR DIRTY, ROTTEN, STINKING HANDS OFF ME, MY FAMILY, AND ALL THOSE I HOLD DEAR!
Now you’re talking out of your spirit and not your flesh. Now you’re getting into expectation.
I tell you, I can’t wait to hear from you about the miracles that I’m expecting God to do for you. That’s why I believe it’s so important for you to request the EXPECT A MIRACLE PACKET. Do it today while you’re thinking about it.
Now it’s seed time…and seed time is always followed by HARVEST TIME.
A few Sundays ago, I was preaching in a large church in Louisville, Kentucky. When the Pastor told the congregation it was time to sow our tithes and offerings, the crowd broke out into spontaneous applause. Then, up on the big screens on both sides of the platform, they put up a faith declaration. We all stood up and began to read this faith declaration out loud. I was so impressed by it that I want to share it with you…
Partner, I believe that as you read it in this letter, then continue to read it out loud over and over again whenever you sow seed, it will bless you and help you to get into expectation for God to do some miraculous things in your life…Read this out loud…
Lord Jesus, I come into your presence today not empty handed, but bringing my tithes and offerings according to Malachi 3:10.
I declare the windows of heaven are opened to me. Blessings are being poured out that I cannot contain. The devourer is being rebuked for my sake.
This year is a continuation of the jubilee blessings. By faith I have: a better job, promotions, raises, bonuses and benefits, business opportunities, increases in sales and commissions, inheritances, rebates, settlements and checks in the mail.
I’m expecting favor, interest, royalties, scholarships, gifts, surprises, and newfound monies. I am using wisdom and self- control in my spending. My bills are decreasing, and my income is increasing.
I have the anointing for blessings, equipping me to be a giver for the kingdom of God. I declare by faith my bills are paid and there is no lack.
I have been given by God the power to create wealth. The favor of God is upon me, and everything I put my hand to will prosper.
I am a cheerful giver, sowing in good ground that is bringing souls into the kingdom of God…and my God is supplying all my needs. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
WOW—WHAT A FAITH DECLARATION THAT IS!
Now, after making that statement of your faith over your life, are you ready to sow a special seed to God? I pray that you are. I want you to notice that along with a place for you to write down your prayer requests for me to pray over, I have also put a place for you to indicate what seed you feel led of the Lord to sow into this healing ministry this month.
So, I’m asking you to ask the Lord right now what He would have you give as an offering into this ministry. As you send in your seed, be sure to remember the FAITH DECLARATION we just read together. It’s very powerful. I hope you will read and declare it often. Every time I do it, I get into GREAT EXPECTATION for miracles.
If you’ve not already done so, request your EXPECT A MIRACLE PACKET at no cost to you. If you’ve already requested yours, then perhaps you would like to request one for somebody else.
Now, let me say it one more time…LET’S RAISE OUR EXPECTATIONS FOR GOD’S MIRACLE TOUCH!
I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks so much for standing with me in faith and in prayer. May the blessing of the Lord be upon you now… and forever more…in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Your partner for miracles,
PS. Be sure to request the EXPECT A MIRACLE PACKET…And do it right now! (Click here to submit your order.) Don’t wait another day. This packet includes a prayer cloth, scriptures to build your faith, a daily expectation chart with stickers to help you track your progress as you believe for miracles, and a praise report sheet that you can send to me as soon as your miracle comes. I’m believing in FAITH with you for God to meet your needs miraculously, in Jesus’ mighty name!
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- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200° C).
- Grease a 12-cup muffin/cupcake tin or line tin with muffin/cupcake liners.
- Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
- Place vegetable oil into a 1-cup measuring cup, adding the egg and enough milk to fill the cup.
- Mix this with the flour mixture.
- Fold in blueberries.
- Fill muffin cups right to the top and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
- To make Crumb Topping: Mix together sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon.
- Mix with fork and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
It’s so good to write you today and to thank you for your partnership. Your role in this Healing Ministry is so vital! In fact, I want you to know that every seed you have sown has been sown into the good soil of the Gospel of Jesus…and has been a blessing to so many people around the world.
You also need to know that you have a part in every soul saved, every healing, and every life changed through this ministry! Praise God!
I want to share something special with you…
Just the other day, I was in the kitchen. Lindsay was sitting at our breakfast table with her calendar sitting in front of her. I noticed she was putting colored stickers on certain days of the month. I was curious, so I asked her what the stickers were for.
She said that they were REMINDERS to her to help her remember and pay close attention to things that needed to be done for our dogs… (As you may know, we have two Chihuahuas.)
Lindsay has always been big on reminders. She often puts stickers and those little Post-It notes around the bathroom to remind me of scriptures and other things she wants me to remember.
As she and I were talking about it, she asked me if I remembered a time some years ago, when she had an attack of sickness that came against her body… She asked if I recalled how she wrote down the scripture in 1 Peter 2:24, which says, “…By the stripes on Jesus’ back, I am healed.”
Not only that… She kept a written record of confessing that verse 450 times a day. That’s right, I said 450 times a day. Believe me, she was serious about believing for her healing!
And the day came when her healing was fully manifested. Her confession of faith and expectation every day brought her to the place where she could say, “I GOT MY MIRACLE.”
As you may know, I’ve been talking a lot lately about a SEASON OF MIRACLES. I’ve been encouraging people everywhere to focus their faith and believe for miracles every day of their lives. And literally every day I’m receiving testimonies of healing from people all over the world saying, “I GOT MY MIRACLE.”
Lindsay often says to me, “Richard, what you focus on will develop in your life.” And that’s so true!
You know, too often, people confess and focus on the negative rather than focusing on the Word of God with faith and expectation. But if we really want to…GET OUR MIRACLE…from God, there has to be an expectation change.
It’s like my father, Oral Roberts, used to say… “EXPECT A MIRACLE.” But we must not stop there! We’ve got to take the next step…and that’s EXPECTING A NEW MIRACLE EVERY DAY!
Remember, Jesus said in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I say unto you, what things so ever ye desire, when you pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” I came into the healing ministry by praying and confessing this scripture. I mean, I put my faith on it, believed it, and quoted it every day until the miracles started happening…
And they’ve been happening ever since. Now, that was way back in 1980. And miracles are still happening through this ministry… Thanks be to God forever more!
Let’s look at the Bible for a moment. Take Joshua, for example… He was told by God to subdue and destroy the city of Jericho. Now, the city itself had huge walls. They were unscalable by humans. There was no way for Joshua to climb the walls or knock them down, yet he had a word from God to take the city.
As Joshua and his soldiers prayed and confessed their victory, God gave them a strategy… And by the time they finished marching and shouting—by the command of the Lord—the walls fell flat… And they were able to take the city.
Now, since I gave my heart to the Lord when I was 19, I have lived my life in expectation, believing for SOMETHING GOOD TO HAPPEN!
Partner, I have said all this because of something very special that I have prepared for you and all my other friends and partners. It’s an EXPECT A MIRACLE PACKET. Yes that’s right. I said an EXPECT A MIRACLE PACKET… And it’s for YOU.
It’s a tool to help you to focus, plan, believe, and expect the miracles you need from God… and to help you get into a position to say…
“I GOT MY MIRACLE!”
In the EXPECT A MIRACLE PACKET, I have included a DAILY EXPECTATION CHART to help you keep a record of confessing and believing God’s Word every day. I have also included a sheet of special STICKERS and instructions on how to use them and where to place them. There is also a PRAYER CLOTH that I have personally laid my hands on and prayed over.
One more thing…
I have also included a MIRACLE TESTIMONY SHEET in the packet so that you can write on it the miracles that you, your family, and dear ones receive. I really want to know about the great things that God does for you as you believe Him in faith for answers to prayer. I can’t wait to hear you say, “I GOT MY MIRACLE!”
As always, I lovingly give you an opportunity to sow a devil-busting seed of your finances as an offering unto the Lord through this Healing Ministry. Remember, as you sow, you have a Bible right to believe God to use your seed for His glory and honor…then to multiply it back to you in exactly the way you need it the most, according to Luke 6:38 and Philippians 4:15–19.
Thanks in advance for your prayers and your seed-faith offering this month. I really appreciate it. Your seed is helping me to keep this ministry strong for the glory of the Lord.
Also, be sure to use your EXPECT A MIRACLE PACKET…every day if possible. Be sure and use the stickers according to the instructions. I believe that everything in the Packet will help you to focus and believe for God’s touch on your life.
I can’t wait to hear you say… “I GOT MY MIRACLE!”
I’m looking forward to hearing from you real soon.
Your partner for miracles,
PS. Don’t forget to request your EXPECT A MIRACLE PACKET through our bookstore. (Click here to submit your order.) When you get it in the mail, use it EVERY DAY to confess God’s Word over your situation, release your faith to Him, and expect miracles. I’m standing in faith with you for God to do something GOOD in your life…and I can’t wait to hear you say, “Richard, I GOT MY MIRACLE FROM THE LORD!”
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It’s the middle of August, and it’s hot in many places. Even in Canada, it’s warm at this time of year. Yet even though it’s hot, parents and kids are already back to school shopping. As a matter of fact, many schools will begin classes this coming week, while others will follow over the next few weeks.
Yes, it’s truly a time of preparation for many families. And you know, it ought to be A PREPARATION TIME for all of us—whether we have kids or grandkids going back to school or not.
You may say, “What do you mean, Richard, a time of preparation?”
Well, let me tell you. This ought to be a time to prepare…to assess…to reconsider some things in our lives and plan to do some things better. Actually, it’s a good time to get a jumpstart for our whole lives. Some people wait until January 1 to do what I’m talking about… But I have a new, fresh idea from the Lord to urge you to do it now and not to wait until the middle of the winter.
“Well,” you say, “what did you have in mind?”
I have a BACK TO BASICS plan for you and all of my partners. You know, a soldier has a certain routine that he or she goes through before going into battle. We Christians ought to do the same thing…especially considering that we are really SOLDIERS OF THE LORD ourselves. As 2 Timothy 2:3 says, we are to endure and work as good soldiers of Jesus Christ!
So, let’s get started. The first thing on the checklist is to examine your relationship with God. It’s so easy to get busy and put the Lord second to so many other things in our lives. There are even some people who only think about the Lord when they get into trouble.
I have known people who put their Bible aside for months, and then wonder why they can’t find it. And you know, when the devil comes in with his satanic attacks, we don’t have time to say, “Time out, devil, let me find my Bible…I know it’s here somewhere…I saw it a few months back.”
No, you certainly don’t ever want to be like that. The reason is simple… The Bible is your way, your roadmap, your highway to navigate through troubled waters. And you just don’t want to be without the ability to sow the Word of God into the garden of your heart on a daily basis.
Also, how about your prayer life? I get up early—usually around dawn each morning—and seek the Lord in prayer. And it’s amazing how much better the day is when I do that. Once in a while I miss having that prayer time, and I can really tell the difference when I don’t do it. And I can’t wait to get back to it the next day.
Lately, in my School of Miracles, I’ve been doing a deep study and teaching that I’ve called JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE. I first taught a series from Genesis through Deuteronomy…the first five books of the Old Testament. Then I went on into Joshua, Judges, Ruth, First and Second Samuel, First and Second Kings and Chronicles…and on and on until I finished with Malachi…Then on into the New Testament starting with Matthew.
I am currently teaching in the middle of the book of Mark. He wrote primarily to address the Romans, who were the masters of the world at that time. I’m really enjoying teaching it… But even more than that, it is giving me a much better understanding of the Bible for myself. In fact, as I’m teaching the Word, the Word is getting deeper and deeper in me.
As I write this letter, there are more than 20,000 students enrolled in the Richard Roberts School of Miracles in over 75 nations. If you would like to know how to become a student AT NO CHARGE TO YOU, just go to som.oralroberts.com. There are almost 120 hours of teaching available—all on demand. You can start the online videos, stop them, and start them again whenever it’s convenient for you to view them. And you can always order DVDs of the classes too.
The next thing I do is make sure I am allowing the Holy Spirit to flow through me every day. That’s why I pray in tongues. I don’t do it because I’m better than anybody else… No, I do it because I need prayer. Paul said in Romans 8:26, The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us…
And that is so true! There are so many times I don’t know exactly what to pray for…but when I break into tongues, then stop and begin to pray in English, two things usually happens. First, I feel a release in my spirit, because I have emptied myself of doubt and fear and I’m praying in God’s will (Romans 8:27). Then in my mind, I begin to get new ideas and concepts…and new and innovative ways of doing things. Suddenly I know what to do and what direction to go in.
I pray in tongues (in the Holy Spirit) every day of my life. Doing it is one of my best secret weapons. It’s something that you, as a Christian, can do each day also. Remember, the world can’t do it. It is only available to those of us who are blood-bought Christians by faith in Jesus’ name. Actually, I pray in tongues many times a day. I usually pray quietly under my breath because I’m not praying for people to hear me. No, I’m praying for God to hear me.
As I do it, I am tapping into the Holy Spirit’s prayer in Romans 8:26 as He is constantly interceding in our behalf. I can tell you from experience that praying in tongues daily is a life-changing experience.
One more thing I would check on… Please, please, please make sure you have seed in the ground. Sowing seed to God is another very powerful secret weapon.
Listen, it’s a fact… Only what you sow can be multiplied back to you in the form of a harvest. And there are so many ways that we can sow… We can sow our time, our love, our prayers, a kind word or deed… We can sow of our finances… There are so many ways to sow seeds of faith unto the Lord.
For me, I am constantly checking to make absolutely sure my tithes and offerings are up-to-date. I don’t ever want to fall behind. I also make sure that I’m sowing where my seed will do a good work for the Lord.
Partner, let me ask you a question…
Is this ministry a blessing to you? Do the things I do on TV, online, through books, letters, CD’s, videos, and other things bless your life? How about the Abundant Life Prayer Group? Is it a blessing to know that our prayer partners are ready every hour of every day to pray for you LIVE on the phone?
I sure hope that this healing ministry is a tremendous blessing to you each month, for I really enjoy following the call of God on my life and ministering to you and your dear ones on a daily basis.
And because I am ministering directly to you, I am honored to ask you to help me in this ministry by planting a generous seed of your finances. As you sow your seed, I encourage you to expect God to use it mightily and for His glory… Then believe Him to multiply it back to you in exactly the way you need it most.
As you sow, I am joining my faith and my prayers to yours, believing that the seed you sow is going to make a difference, not only in this ministry…but also in your life. Just use the special prayer sheet I’ve enclosed with this letter. Be sure to write down all your prayer requests so that I can go to prayer over them in your behalf in the mighty name of Jesus.
Now, for just a moment let’s go back over the checklist I discussed earlier.
I’ve included a BACK TO BASICS checklist card to help you keep these essential, faith-building acts in front of your eyes and in your thoughts daily. I trust it will help you to be strong in the Lord—spirit, soul, and body—no matter what may be going on in your circumstances. Use this checklist to make sure you are putting God first in your life. Check on your prayer life and see if you are spending enough time seeking His face in praise and worship every day.
If you’re not already doing it, be sure to begin praying in tongues every day and allowing God to give you special Holy Spirit instructions and directions.
Also, remember not to get behind in your seed sowing. Only what you sow unto the Lord can be multiplied.
Now…just one more thing… PLEASE REMEMBER ME AND THIS MINISTRY IN YOUR PRAYERS EVERY DAY. I would really, really appreciate it… In fact, I’m counting on it. Your prayers, seed-faith gifts, and support help this ministry to share the saving, healing, delivering power of Jesus Christ around the world!
I’m looking forward to receiving your answer to this letter. Until I hear from you, know that all my prayers are with you. Many blessings in the name of the Lord!
Your partner for miracles,
PS. Please be sure to put your BACK TO BASICS CHECKLIST CARD somewhere you can see it and review it regularly. You could pin it to your refrigerator or keep it in your Bible. Use it to make sure you’re putting God first in your life and putting yourself in a position to receive miracles from Him!
Click Here to view the BACK TO BASICS CHECKLIST CARD!
- 2 – 7.5 oz. cans refrigerator biscuit dough
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/2 – 1 cup chopped pecans
- Muffin pan (for individual servings) or
- Bundt cake pan
- Cut the biscuit dough rounds into quarters.
- Toss the dough quarters in a plastic zip top bag with the brown sugar and cinnamon; coating each dough piece thoroughly.
- Butter every inch of the interior surface of your baking pan.
- Pour into the bottom the maple syrup and pecans.
- Gently press the coated dough pieces on top of the maple and pecans.
- Drizzle in the melted butter.
- Bake at 350° for 20 minutes if using a muffin pan or 45-55 minutes in a bundt cake pan.
- Remove from oven and let stand for 1 minute then quickly turn upside down onto a sheet pan which is covered with foil or parchment; letting the maple-glazed pecans become the top.
Individual Chicken Pot Pie
- 1 stick butter
- 2-5 T flour (watch your roux and adjust accordingly)
- 1-1.5 c milk (watch your roux and adjust milk as needed for consistency)
- 1/3-1/2 c chicken stock
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 package frozen mixed veggies
- 2 cups leftover chopped chicken
- 1/4 t garlic powder
- 1/2 t paprika
- 1 can store bought biscuits
- Make a roux with flour and butter, adding milk to make the béchamel sauce base
- Add stock and seasonings
- add frozen veggies to saucepan
- add chicken, stir
- season as needed
- heat mixture through gently
- dish into individual ramekins, filling just over half
- Cover each with a store bought can of biscuits, placing one biscuit on top of each ramekin of chicken mixture
- place ramekins on a sheet pan lined with foil
- bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes or until biscuits are golden
Honey Fruit Salad
- 3 bananas, sliced
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/3 cup slivered almonds
- Combine bananas, strawberries, and blueberries in a bowl.
- Drizzle honey and lime juice over fruit; stir to coat.
- Sprinkle with almonds.
- Serve well chilled.
Summer Berry Pie
- 1-9 inch prepared graham cracker pie crust
- 1-8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 can prepared strawberry pie filling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Bake pie crust in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before filling.
- Beat together cream cheese, sugars, vanilla extract, and milk in a bowl until well combined.
- Spread into the pie crust.
- Combine the berries and the pie filling and add to top of cheese mixture, covering as completely as possible.
- Refrigerate 1-2 hours or overnight before serving.
Let me ask you a question. What do you do when your circumstances have you so turned around that you feel like you just don’t know what to do? That’s a question many people have faced in their lives… And many of my friends and partners are facing that issue right now.
Sometimes, it seems like the bottom has fallen out of your life… Friends forsake you… The money to pay bills runs short… Then, you or someone you love gets sick… And it feels like Satan is having a field day.
Believe me, I know exactly how that feels. There have been times in my life when the stress and pressure of situations seemed to loom over my head so much that I just didn’t know if I was going to survive…
That’s a powerful phrase… BUT GOD!
But God, Who scooped out the beds for the ocean, piled high the mountains, dug deep the gorges, and traced the rivers with His fingernails… But God, Who held this world in His hands, flung it into space, and told it to spin once a day… But God, Who created every living thing, then completed it by making a man in His own image…
BUT GOD, Who hasn’t fallen off the throne, came to me when I called His name! And because He did, I can reach out to you and your dear ones and family with all my faith and prayers, and bring you a powerful word from the Lord through this letter.
You know, I receive letters, emails, and phone calls for prayer for so many needs. Sometimes we receive over 3,000 phone calls in a 24-hour period through the Abundant Life Prayer Group. And many people have more than one need weighing down on them. Sometimes it’s a spiritual need. Sometimes it’s physical and there’s a need for healing. Sometimes it’s financial, and sometimes it’s in the family. And when you find yourself in tight spots, in hard situations, and in tough times, it’s so easy to get discouraged and down in the mouth.
But that’s when we need to focus in on God’s Word more than ever, for in hard times, we need more than ever to turn to the One who rescues His people… the One who saves, heals, and delivers. That’s when we need to remember what God tells us in 1 John 5:4 which says, For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
That’s right… There’s a God-given, divine, Biblically sound and proven way to overcome the trials that the world sends our way… We do it through our FAITH in the Lord and His promises to us that are found in His Word!
Now, before I talk more about that, I just want to remind you how the devil works…because he has no new tricks up his sleeve. No, he uses the same old schemes against us…
He tries to convince us to doubt God’s Word, to compromise in our faith, and to do things in our own strength alone, because he knows that when we act in our own strength, we are no match for him. He’ll try to wear us down with troubles until we get upset, discouraged, and too weary to put up a fight…and we actually begin to blame God for the problems instead of him.
Listen carefully… What I’m about to tell you is very important, especially if you’ve been falling for the devil’s schemes. If you’ve been facing a struggle and you’ve been feeling like your emotions are in an upheaval, don’t beat yourself up about it. Recognize that it’s a tool of the devil to try to get you off course. And then turn to God for His help and provision.
Let me say it again more boldly… DON’T GIVE UP ON YOUR FAITH… because it’s YOUR FAITH that helps you overcome the devil’s tricks and strategies. How do you do this? You believe God and obey His Word. You refuse to yield to what the devil has planned. You attach your faith to the One Who made you.
And you plant seeds of your faith against the needs and problems you’re facing, so that God can use them for His glory, then multiply them back to you many times over…in just the way you need it most. Yes, I said start planting offerings unto the Lord… Release your faith in all His ability… Then, begin to expect Him to intervene in your behalf with His miracle multiplication power and bring you the answers you need.
I’m talking about doing what Joseph did in Bible days when he faced just about every problem imaginable. Do you realize how much he went through?
He was attacked by his brothers and thrown into a pit.
He was sold as a slave into Egypt.
He rose up to success in Potiphar’s house, only to be accused of a crime he didn’t commit.
He was thrown into a prison unjustly.
He rose up to success in the prison where, with God’s help, he interpreted dreams of his fellow prisoners…only to be forgotten again.
He probably thought he would waste away in prison his whole life, yet he continued to sow into the lives of others.
Yet after all of Joseph’s seed sowing and forgiving the ones who had hurt him…his day finally came. It was Joseph who interpreted Pharaoh’s dream… and Joseph rose up again… But this time it was to assume the second highest position in the Egyptian government…THE PRIME MINISTER.
Partner, God met Joseph at the point of his need. Joseph never wavered in his faith. He faithfully kept on believing God and planting his seeds of faith. And it was Joseph whom God used to bring a great miracle into the lives of his family… yes, even into the whole nation of Israel.
I believe God wants to use each one of us in a powerful way…a way that will not only be a blessing to others…but will also bless us. That’s why I have written my new book, WHEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE…
In my last letter, I offered a copy to you at no cost. People from all over the world have been contacting me to get the new book.
Now, I want to take it a step further. I want to offer another copy at no cost in case you missed my last letter or if you want to share the book with a loved one or a friend, so that this book can be a blessing to them.
Perhaps you’ve already responded to my last letter. Perhaps you’ve already received my new book and are reading it. Wouldn’t you like to have another copy to give to someone else who is in need? I’m sure you know somebody who really needs to know what to do WHEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE in their life.
Now as I usually do, I have enclosed a prayer sheet with this letter. On it, there is a place to indicate that you want me to send you a copy of WHEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE for you to give to someone else.
You may ask, “Richard, why are you giving so many copies away?” Well, there’s a reason. I REALLY BELIEVE IN SEED SOWING! And I believe that as I bless you and all our other friends and partners, the Lord will meet all my needs and also the needs of this ministry. THAT’S MY BELIEF SYSTEM AT WORK! That’s the way I practice my faith… for I love to sow into other peoples’ lives… especially into your life and the lives of my other partners and friends!
So, just as quickly as you can, take out the prayer sheet and write down the needs you especially want me to pray over right now… Then, check the little box to let me know you want me to send you a copy of my new book WHEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE…
Also, notice at the bottom of the prayer sheet, there is a place for you to indicate what the Lord is leading you to sow as a seed of your faith this month into this Healing Ministry. And let me take this opportunity right now to thank you for your prayers this month. They mean a great deal to me! I really appreciate it.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you very, very soon. Until I do, I remain
Your faithful HEALING PRAYER PARTNER FOR MIRACLES,
PS. I’m expecting miracles in people’s lives as they read my new book WHEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE, so ask for a COPY at no cost for yourself or someone you care about today!