How glad I am to have this opportunity to write to you and to all my other friends and partners! I am thankful for your connection to this ministry, and I pray you are seeing God’s presence throughout this Christmas season.
In the letters I write to you, I try to capture on paper what I hear the Lord saying about our lives, both now and in the upcoming future. Sometimes, God deals with me about specific things, while other times He tells me about our country and the world around us.
What a privilege and honor it is to share heavenly insight with you!
Now, as we near Christmas and the New Year, I want to share with you what God has laid on my heart for you right now…
First of all, anyone who takes a true and honest look at what has been happening in the economy knows that we have been in a sort of “funk”… And by that I mean, in some ways, we have forgotten who we are and what we stand for.
Many Christians have seemingly surrendered their covenant rights and just accepted the status quo in life. Some have forgotten that God made each one of us to be the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, blessed coming in and blessed going out…that our barns are to be full and not empty…and that we are to reach out with a portion of what God has put in our hands and bless others (Deuteronomy chapter 28).
And in that, we would not just be blessed, but we would indeed be a blessing to those around us.
I don’t know about you, but I sense a change coming… There seems to be a new step in people’s feet and a new smile on their faces. I sense a new vigor and a new faith and a new hope for the future…a future in which we are all going to make it… I mean, prosper for the glory of God.
Every time I pray, I feel it! Praise God!
Just this morning, I was in Dallas to be a guest on Daystar TV Network’s Celebration Program, hosted by Marcus and Joni Lamb. As usual, I woke up very early in my hotel room to pray. As I walked around my room, I sensed that God was getting ready to do something VERY SPECIAL for my friends and partners…
I felt like there was a new dawn being birthed, and I felt a fresh touch of the Lord’s victory in my soul and spirit.
Even as I write this letter, I feel it now more and more. In fact, the more I write about it, the more excited I get. Hallelujah!
You may say, Richard, that’s all great, but what does that have to do with me? Don’t you know what I’m facing? Don’t you know what I’m up against? Don’t you know how the devil is trying to defeat me and my family and loved ones?
Well, I may not know every single detail, but I’m in touch with the God who knows. And I really believe He has something GOOD for you and all my other friends and partners. I believe the Lord is about to take us in another direction…a direction that is going to usher us into a new level in our lives.
Just look at the Bible for a moment…
Do you remember when the wise men came to Jerusalem to ask King Herod where the Christ child had been born?
Herod said to them, “When you find Him, come back to Jerusalem and tell me where He is, so that I might worship Him too.” But of course, Herod was lying. He was full of the devil. He only wanted to know where Jesus was so he could send his soldiers to kill him (Matthew 2:1–12).
After the wise men came to the house where Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus were, and after they presented their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, God spoke to them and told them not to go back to Jerusalem, but to go back home another way. And they obeyed and were blessed with a safe return, avoiding Herod’s (and the devil’s) plans.
I believe this is the kind of blessing God has in store for you and me!
And as we sow our special gifts to Jesus this Christmas…yes, even our seed-faith offerings this month as we near Christmas Day…we also need to hear the voice of the Lord giving us new direction in our lives.
Now for this to happen, we must be very sensitive to the Lord. We must listen for His still, small voice.
The question is not, “Will He speak to us?” The question is, “Will we listen and obey when He does?”
I believe that God is a good God, and that He’s for you and not against you. I believe that just like the Bible says in Jeremiah 29:11, God has a plan for you…And it’s a good plan, not an evil one!
Partner, I believe that as we follow Him and listen to His voice as He, by His Holy Spirit, leads and guides us…and as we sow into the future He has planned for us…then His blessings are going to come our way.
I really believe there is coming an outpouring of heavenly blessing on His people, especially those who sow into it.
I’m sowing MY BEST GIFT unto the Lord this Christmas. I’m sowing it into the Kingdom of God. I’m expecting Him to use the gift for His glory and then to multiply it back to me in exactly the way I need it most.
Actually, I’m sowing toward my future, and the future of this healing ministry. I have many dreams and plans for the future… a future that includes you and all my other friends and partners…
…a future with even more ways to minister to YOU and pray for you and remind you that as you sow also, YOU have a great future too…
And you have the same right as I have to EXPECT God to MULTIPLY your seed sown this Christmas, believing that He will meet your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
Yes, that was a mouthful, but it’s what I really feel in my heart for you. And God has impressed me to share it with you now, as we are only a few days away from Christmas.
Also, I have included a special Christmas prayer sheet with this letter. I hope you will take time right now to fill it out and let me know your deepest needs… and also, your special dreams and visions for 2015 and beyond.
Be sure to plant your best Christmas seed-faith offering to Jesus and send it back as soon as possible. When I receive it, I’ll lay my hands on your needs and pray for God to bless you, bless you, bless you, and to bring healing in every area of your life.
Until I hear from you, I pray a very, very Merry Christmas to you, in Jesus’ mighty name!
Your partner for great miracles,
PS. Just in case you haven’t had time to do it, I want to remind you to order your copy of Lindsay’s new CD message, Taking Your Seat. It’s a very exciting message of how you can take your seat (your preferred position) of authority through Jesus Christ our Lord. I believe it’s the best message I’ve ever heard Lindsay preach. For any seed-faith gift this month, I’ll send it to you. You can find out more about it here!
Lavender Bath Salts
- 4 cups Epsom Salts
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 3/4 cup Coarse Sea Salt
- Essential oils of your choice (I’m using Lavender)
Mix and store in an airtight container
Pinecone Cheese Dip
- 1 – 16 oz. Cream Cheese Spread
- 1 – Pkg. Onion Dip Mix
- 2 – Cups Shredded Cheddar & Jack Cheese
- Whole almonds and Rosemary for garnish
- Combine first three ingredients until smooth.
- Mold into pinecone shape.
- Wrap and refrigerate until set.
- Place almonds in rows to resemble pinecone needles.
- Garnish with Rosemary.
Joyous Christian greetings to you today in the blessed name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!
I have great news—it’s Christmas! Well, not really yet, but this is the month. And in just a few weeks on the 25th, it will be Christmas Day.
I don’t know about you, but I really love Christmas. It is a very special and precious time in the Roberts family. Lindsay loves decorating our home. She makes it so festive and beautiful. She literally lights up the whole house with Christmas cheer.
She also makes a lot of special foods at Christmas time…like shortbread cookies (according to my mother’s recipe) and chocolate fudge. I have to watch out and not eat too much of it, because I really can put on a few pounds.
But I also love this time of year because it is a season to rejoice over all that Jesus purchased for us on the cross. On Christmas, my family comes together to thank the Lord for all His goodness and mercies toward us. We always read the Christmas story from Luke chapter 2 and have a family prayer time.
Then we also have a special prayer time for all of our friends and partners too. It’s something our family has done each Christmas for as long as I can remember.
I believe prayer changes things! And the thousands and thousands of testimonies we have received over the years prove the power of prayer and faith to change our lives.
That’s why I can’t wait to pray for your needs and for your loved ones’ needs this Christmas. Be sure to fill out the prayer sheet I’ve enclosed with this letter and get it to me as soon as you can, so I’ll have your list of needs in time for my family’s special Christmas Day prayer time.
Now, as I was praying about Christmas and what I should say to you in this letter, the Lord reminded me of John 3:16… For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
My dad taught me that verse as I sat upon his knee when I was very young. It’s a very powerful scripture!
And all these years later, it still means so much to me…because it reminds me that no matter what we’re facing or how our circumstances appear… God is willing and able and loving enough to reach out with His great power to save, heal, and deliver us!
Yes, God loved you and me so much that He made His love an act of His giving. And look what He gave! He didn’t give an angel. No, He gave His only Son. He gave His very best!
And He gave Jesus for a very specific reason…for what I call a desired result… He gave Jesus so that you and I would not perish but have everlasting, eternal life in heaven—and abundant life here on earth (John 10:10).
Now in the natural, many people seem to be perishing through sickness and disease…or through financial problems and loss. Many are perishing because they do not have a close, personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus’ name. They’re perishing because they are going their own way and seemingly are leaving God out of their lives.
Yet in spite of it all, God has a great love for people. He doesn’t want any of us to lose out and perish, so He gave us His greatest gift…Jesus…His only Son, in order to show us the way.
The Bible calls Jesus the King of kings and the Lord of lords… His Name is above every other name…
He is victorious over sickness, disease, lack, and anything else the devil might try to use to come against you.
He’s our Redeemer, the One who paid the price for our sins so that we could come boldly to God’s throne of grace and mercy to receive the help we need in times of trouble…
That’s the gift God gave us in Jesus!
I am so grateful today that I have committed my life to Him. I am serving Him faithfully every day of my life. I love Jesus with all of my heart. He is at the center of my existence.
And because I know that He has changed my life for the better, I want to share Him with everyone. I want to let the whole world know about how He saves, heals, delivers, and provides for His children.
That’s what this ministry is all about. And I believe you are a partner of this ministry because you also love Jesus and want to share Him with others.
Now, I don’t want you to misunderstand me. I love the Christmas season… I love all the trappings, the decorated trees and tinsel. And I love giving gifts to my wife and children.
But I always keep Christmas in focus because of the gift God gave when He gave us Jesus. More than anything, I love Jesus and I love sharing Him with those in need.
Partner, as I was thinking about this, I asked myself a question: What gift can I give to Jesus on His birthday?
We call December 25th “Christmas Day,” but it’s really a day that we have set aside to celebrate Jesus’ birthday…the day He came into the world, born in a manger in Bethlehem.
The angels proclaimed it so that everyone would know that our Savior was born. They shouted, “Peace on earth and good will toward men.”
You know, that is still God’s great wish…peace on earth and good will toward humankind. That’s His wish, His desire… And Jesus is the gift He gave to make it possible.
Now, as I was making out a Christmas gift list for my family, a thought occurred to me:
Richard, you’re going to give certain gifts to your family this Christmas because you love them. But what gift are you going to give to Jesus, the mighty Savior?
Wow, that’s something I had not thought about.
Suddenly, I remembered that not long after Jesus’ birth, wise men brought special gifts to Him—gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Those three gifts represented money, His kingship, and His death, burial, and being raised from the dead so that you and I could have salvation.
I thought, I can’t give Him anything to represent His kingship in my life, nor can I give him a gift to represent what He did for me on Calvary because He’s already done it. He is risen. He’s King of kings and Lord of lords.
But I can sow a seed-faith gift of money to Him in order to further His kingdom and this ministry on earth.
Therefore, I have decided to give Jesus a very special seed-faith offering to celebrate His birthday, December 25.
So as you celebrate the reason for Christmas, I challenge you right now to find ways to give the gift of Jesus to others. Ask the Lord how you can help someone else learn more about the Lord.
You might read the Christmas story in Luke 2 to your loved ones, as my family does every year. You might invite a neighbor to your home to have a special meal together…
You can even tell someone about our School of Miracles courses, which are available online at no charge. In fact, The Book of Matthew is available right now… It helps make Jesus come alive… And it’s my seed-faith gift to you and your loved ones so that you can come to know Jesus better.
And you can also give a seed-faith gift into this ministry to help share Jesus with a lost and hurting world.
That’s what I am doing this Christmas! I’m going to sow my best seed into this healing ministry to honor Him, what He’s done for me, and what He means to me.
And I challenge you right now to do the same thing!
Please pray and ask God what special seed you can sow to honor Jesus to celebrate His birthday, Christmas Day. Use the prayer sheet I’ve enclosed and make your gift something that really represents your love for Him.
Show Him how much you really care and how grateful you are for His lordship in your life. Remember, your seed sown into this ministry is helping people around the world discover the saving, healing, and delivering power of our Lord Jesus Christ!
As you sow, I encourage you to do what I’m doing…and that is to focus your Christmas gift to Jesus on the things you’re believing Him to do for you in 2015. I’m sowing it forward, and I encourage you to do the same.
Give in faith…believing for all your needs in 2015 to be met by the mighty hand of the Lord. And let me know on the prayer sheet what you’re believing for, so I can join my faith with yours for miracles.
Now, I have a special offer for you…a brand-new CD by Lindsay called Taking Your Seat. It’s a very special message that she preached at a church in Orlando, Florida, not long ago.
I was there that night, and I tell you, I’ve never heard Lindsay preach more powerfully. She was so anointed by the Holy Spirit as she brought this special message on the authority we have in Christ and how we can take our authority over the devil and our circumstances to make room for the miracles God has for us. In this message, she literally shows you what position you and I are to be in!
I believe this message will be a tremendous blessing to you. I hope you get the CD and listen to it over and over again to build your faith for God’s blessings in your life.
Just indicate on the prayer sheet that you want this CD. For any seed-faith gift, I will send it to you.
Remember, Jesus’ birthday celebration on Christmas Day will be here very soon. I can’t wait to hear back from you as quickly as you can respond to this letter.
Merry Christmas, and Happy Birthday to Jesus!
Your partner for great miracles, both now and in 2015,
PS. Your partnership with this ministry is changing lives around the world. Every seed you sow is helping us share Jesus with others through our School of Miracles courses, the Abundant Life Prayer Group, our evangelistic healing meetings, and more…
So, close out 2014 and enter 2015 with a seed-faith gift that will help lift Jesus up and open up opportunities for your future harvests at the same time. For any seed-faith gift, I’ll send you Lindsay’s faith-building CD, Taking Your Seat. God bless you this Christmas season and always!
Leftover Turkey Salad
- 3/4 pound cooked turkey meat
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 2 green onions, diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons prepared Dijon-style mustard
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Chop up the leftover Turkey into small chunks.
- Mix in the diced vegetables, mayo, mustard, vinegar, sugar and salt.
- Serve well chilled on crackers or on bread, sandwich style.
Pilgrim Hat Cookies & Candy Corn Turkey Cookies
Pilgrim Hat Cookies
- 1 pkg of striped shortbread cookies that have one side coated in chocolate
- 1 bag of the small chocolate peanut butter cup candies
- 1 tube of yellow frosting
- Turn chocolate peanut butter cups upside down and attach to chocolate side of cookie using the yellow icing as “glue.”
- Twist the peanut butter cup until icing spreads out in circle.
- Pipe a small square on the peanut butter cup.
Candy Corn Turkey Cookies
- 1 pkg of sugar cookies
- 1 pkg of candy corn
- 1 can vanilla frosting
- 1 small tube each of orange & black icing
- Spread ready-made frosting over sugar cookies.
- Place one row of candy corn around top half of cookie (that’s your turkey feathers!).
- Dot “eyes” with black icing and pipe “beak” with orange icing.
Balsamic Green Beans
- 1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pinch of black pepper
- Cook green beans for 2 minutes in boiling water; drain.
- Gently toast the walnuts dry in a skillet for 5-6 minutes. Set aside.
- Sweat the onions with the thyme over medium heat in the coconut oil then cook 15 minutes longer or until tender.
- Toss in the cooked green beans and heat through for 2-3 minutes on medium-high.
- Once hot, add the vinegar and cook another 2 minutes; stirring thoroughly.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Move the mixture from the cooking pan to a serving bowl and add in the walnuts.
As I write you this letter, I’m on a flight to Virginia to preach and have a healing service. As I think about ministering God’s healing power, I find myself thinking of you and all my other friends and partners…
How thankful I am for your prayer and support! I believe your love and care for me and this healing ministry is a “sweet smell in the nose of God,” as Philippians 4:18 says. I really appreciate you and your partnership with this healing ministry. The seed you have sown has made a big difference!
Your seed has helped Lindsay and me to preach and pray for the sick on television and all over the world. It has helped us to feed millions of meals to hungry children…and has grown our online School of Ministry and Miracles to more than 23,000 students in some 75 nations.
Your labor of love has not gone unnoticed by God, for I know He is always watching. He sees every move we make, and I believe His eyes are upon you. As you sow into this ministry, I believe He is sending harvests of blessings to you!
Now, let me share what God has laid on my heart FOR YOU this month…
As I study the Bible, I see how God used points of contact to help His people release their faith for miracles.
That’s why, on Thursday, December 18, I’ll be having a special blended oil service on TV. I’ll take all the anointing oil that has been sent to me and blend it together with the oil that has been prayed over by me and thousands of others. Then, I’ll send a vial back to everyone who requests it—to be used as a Bible-honored point of contact for healing and miracles. (See PS at the end of this letter for instructions if you haven’t received a packet of oil.)
Of course, another effective point of contact is a prayer cloth. As you may know, the apostle Paul taught us to use prayer cloths. Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul,so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them (Acts 19:11–12).
Tradition teaches that there was an epidemic in another city, but Paul could not go there at the time, so he took cloths “from his body” and sent them to those in need. As the cloths were laid upon the sick, God’s healing power was manifested and demonic spirits were driven out. Bible scholars teach that when the scripture says the cloths came “from his body,” it means that Paul touched them in faith… So, we can say that Paul’s faith imprint was upon the cloths.
God brought healing to people in need through this powerful point of contact! And in this day of deadly diseases like Ebola and other deadly viruses, a prayer cloth as a point of contact is a very good thing to have. (If you would like to have a prayer cloth that I have prayed over, you can write, email, or call and let me know you want one, and I will send it to you.)
The Bible says in James 5:14–15 that we are to pray the prayer of faith over others as a seed of our faith, expecting the other person’s healing and then expecting for healing to come back to us. Praying for others is a strong point of contact.
There are many other points of contact in the Bible too. Let’s look at how God used the rod in Moses’s hand. In fact, God reminded Moses to lift his rod over the Red Sea, and when he did, the waters parted and he was able to lead some two and a half million people across to the other side. Yet when the pursuing Egyptian army tried to follow, the waters overtook them and they all were drowned.
David’s slingshot was a powerful point of contact too. When he put the stone in it and swung it around his body, he loosed his faith and the stone found its way to the exposed forehead of the giant, Goliath. Israel won a great battle over their enemy that day. That stone became a great point of contact!
Peter’s empty boat in Luke 5 was also a powerful point of contact and a mighty seed sown into the hands of Jesus. Do you remember the story? Peter had fished all night without catching a single fish.
As he was washing his fishing nets, Jesus came and asked him to sow his boat and allow the Lord to use it as a platform to preach to the great crowd of people following Him. Even though Peter probably did not understand the principle of seed-sowing and using a point of contact at the time, he obeyed Jesus and gave his boat. Yes, it was empty but it was his, and he allowed Jesus to use it.
His seed sown then turned the empty boat into a boat full of fish as a mighty harvest! Not only that, but Peter experienced the life-changing power of God when Jesus said to him, Now follow me, and I will make you a fisher of men.
Partner, the seed in your hand can be a most effective point of contact for the releasing of your faith.
Just the other day, I received a testimony from a woman whose daughter had been diagnosed with cancer. She told me that she was sowing a $100 seed-faith gift into this healing ministry as a point of contact, believing for God to use it for His glory and multiply it back in the form of healing for her daughter.
A few weeks passed, and then the call came through to the Abundant Life Prayer Group… The doctors could no longer find any trace of cancer in the daughter’s body. Praise God, hallelujah to Jesus, glory be to His name forevermore!
Now, that’s a harvest!
Let me tell you, when YOU take your BEST SEED as a point of contact and sow it unto the Lord, you have a Bible right to expect Him to use it for his glory and multiply it back to you in the ways you need it most.
It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Yet it is one of the things the devil fights Christians the hardest on. He will try to tell you that you can’t afford to sow to God, especially in the economy that we have faced and are facing now…with all the rising costs and expenses…the uncertainty about the future…the reports of terrorism and terrorists groups we haven’t heard of before…the outbreak of death-dealing viruses we don’t know much about…
So…the devil uses FEAR to shut us up and shut us down so that we won’t sow unto the Lord some of what we have as a point of contact.
The problem is, when we stop our seed planting, we literally shut up and shut down the harvest we need the most. Look again at Peter and his empty fishing boat. He had fished all night, and still ended up with no fish, no money, and no income. Then Jesus came along and asked him for his boat as a point of contact so he could preach to the people.
From the look of it, that boat and those nets were all Peter had. Maybe he didn’t want to give it to Jesus. Maybe he was afraid something would go wrong, and his boat would sink, and he would really lose his livelihood. Maybe he was thinking, “If I can just catch some fish, I’ll be able to save my business.”
But when Jesus looked at that empty boat sitting on the shore, He saw TWO OPPORTUNITIES. First, He saw the chance to stand in it and minister to a great crowd of people following Him…sharing God’s Word of salvation, healing, and deliverance… And second, He saw the chance to give that boat back to Peter full of a great harvest of fish.
You see, I believe when Jesus looks at you and me, He is ALWAYS looking for a way to pour out a blessing. But in order to bless us, He must operate by God’s principles…and that is to MULTIPLY THE SEED we sow to Him.
That’s why your seed as a point of contact is so very important!
When Peter gave Jesus the use of his boat, a miracle seed had been planted. Then, Jesus could go to work on multiplying it back to Peter. Next thing you know, Peter received an overwhelming blessing of fish.
Now, let me ask you an important question…
What pressing needs are you facing right now? Do you need a healing? Or help in your finances? Is there a need in your family, or some other area of your life?
I can better pray if I have a point of contact in my hand. That point of contact is YOUR prayer request. It would be an honor to pray over you and your family and your dear ones. When you send your prayer requests on the prayer sheet, please tell me exactly what it is that you’re believing for, so that I can join my faith with yours and believe God for a miracle in your life.
I’M ALSO CHALLENGING YOU THIS MONTH to do what Peter did by sowing a mighty seed of your finances unto the Lord through this healing ministry. As you do, just like Peter did, release your faith. Just like David did when the stone left his slingshot and hit Goliath and won a great victory in Bible days, sow your seed in faith and sow a seed that means something to you. Let it be a point of contact to release your faith.
Remember, Peter sowed his boat because it meant something to him!
So… Get your prayer sheet back to me as quickly as you possibly can. I will be waiting to receive it.
And one more thing… Don’t forget to watch our upcoming Thursday, December 18 Blended Oil Prayer Service on The Place for Miracles. I believe it will be a powerful time for releasing our faith to God for miracles!
I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon. May the blessing of the Lord be upon you.
Your partner for miracles,
PS. By the way, if you have received my letter in the bright yellow envelope with your Blended Oil Packet to pray over and send back to me, I hope you have already responded. If you did not receive this special letter, you can read it here and get all the details for our upcoming Blended Oil service on television on Thursday, December 18.
Dark Chocolate Mocha Trifle
- 1 – 19.8 oz. pkg. brownie mix
- 1 1/2 cups cold whole milk
- 2 – 3.3 oz pkg. instant white chocolate pudding mix
- 1 cup cold coffee
- 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 2 chocolate covered toffee bars, chopped
- 4 tbsp dark chocolate, chopped or
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Prepare brownies according to package directions or use leftover homemade brownies. Bake and cool completely. Cut into 1 inch cubes.
In a medium bowl, whisk together milk and pudding mix until mixture begins to thicken, then stir coffee into pudding mixture. Fold in whipped topping
In a glass serving bowl, layer one-third of brownie cubes, one-third of pudding mixture and one-third of candy/chocolate chip mixture. Repeat layering until all ingredients are used. Chill 30 minutes in refrigerator before serving.
As you move forward with God in every area of your life, I want to help you COVER ALL THE BASES and root out the work of the enemy anywhere he has been trying to hold you and your loved ones back. And I believe the Lord has shown me exactly what you and I need to do to get in position to receive an overflow of supernatural, God-given breakthroughs throughout the rest of this year and as we move into 2015.
As you read this letter right now, I believe this is a divine appointment between you and what the Holy Spirit desires to do in your life… This is a meeting between what is and what CAN BE when you act in FAITH, believing God for His miracles.
Before we go any further, let’s settle two issues right here and now… First, there is NOTHING going on in your life right now that God can’t fix or make better. No sickness, no debt, no fear, no doubt—NOTHING is bigger than the God you serve and what He can do in your life as you reach out to Him in faith believing…
Second, because you are His child, God has MUCH MORE FOR YOU than an “every-once-in-a-while” blessing…
Partner, this is so important… I want you to see that God has a CONTINUOUS FLOW of HIS BLESSINGS for YOU… As His child, YOU are a joint heir with Jesus to all the riches that He possesses… Through His shed blood and your faith in Him as Lord and Savior, you have a position that allows you to MOVE FORWARD into supernatural breakthroughs and turnarounds in every area of your life… All you have to do is STEP INTO IT!
To help you take a step of faith FORWARD into the victories I believe God has for you, I have a packet of anointing oil for you as a point of contact between you, me, and our Heavenly Father for the purpose of helping you ACT on your faith in God and what He can do in your life as you move forward in Him. (See PS below for more details on how to request your packet of anointing oil.)
I’m sending you this oil for a special purpose, so when you receive it,
PLEASE DO NOT OPEN IT!
Let me explain what I am asking you to do, and why…
A few years ago, the Lord placed it on my heart to hold a blended anointing oil service on The Place for Miracles. I asked the partners and friends of this ministry to join their faith together in prayer and agree for miracles. We used this anointing oil as a point of contact to act on our faith that God would answer our prayers… People sent their packet of oil back, Lindsay and I prayed over it, and we sent everyone who participated a portion of this blended oil.
Since then, we have received tremendous reports from people who received miracle breakthroughs after they participated in the blended oil service. And I believe that right now, as we prepare to close 2014 and enter the new year, 2015, you and I need to set aside a special time of prayer for God to MOVE YOU FORWARD in every area, including the places in your life where you may feel stuck or need a breakthrough of your own… GOD has more for you than you may realize…Now is the time to get in position to RECEIVE everything He has for you!
When you have the packet of anointing oil, I want you to hold it in your hand and reach out in faith to God as you complete the rest of this letter—Please DON’T OPEN THE OIL. (See PS below to request your oil packet.)
As you hold the packet of oil in your hand, allow the Holy Spirit to create a picture in your mind… Allow Him to build your faith as you think about the widow who ACTED on her faith in what the prophet Elijah told her when her flour and oil were about to run out… Elijah said to her, “Do not fear… Make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. For thus says the Lord… ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry…’” (1 Kings 17:13–14).
Do you see the jar of oil? Are you seeing that every time the widow dipped in and took some out to cook with, a miracle took place and God replaced it? This story was not recorded in the Bible just for the sake of the story. It was recorded so that EVERY READER, including YOU, could learn a powerful truth that is VITAL to YOUR FAITH to RECEIVE from the Lord…
Please read the following very carefully…
I believe this will help you receive your breakthrough!
The widow overcame her DOUBT… To her, Elijah was a stranger telling her to fix him a meal. Yes, the man was a prophet. However, there is no record that the widow knew about his ministry or the miracles that God did through him. She just saw a man telling her to use what she believed was the last of what she had to prepare him a meal. Yet she decided to ACT in FAITH…
The widow also overcame her FEAR… Remember, she believed that she and her son would starve to death after she used up the last of the flour and oil to prepare the prophet’s meal. The choice was hers. She came into agreement with her inner faith that there had to be more than dying of starvation… She made a personal decision to do as the man of God had requested…
Partner, I’m asking you to GO BEYOND what you see in the natural… Don’t allow yourself to be dominated by the way your circumstances appear to be… MOVE out of doubt and fear… MOVE FORWARD and RECEIVE what the Lord has for you…
The natural thing to do when you are facing a crisis is to hold on to what you have. The widow could have done the natural thing and held onto the last handful of meal and bit of oil for herself and her son. They would have eaten one last meal together…and then they would have died!
But there is nothing natural about the SUPERNATURAL GOD we serve. He does the IMPOSSIBLE…the MIRACULOUS…as He brings about your breakthrough! But you must COOPERATE with Him by acting on your faith in Him… You have to DO something… You have to MOVE…
Now catch this… I want you to MAKE a MOVE to get in position and stay in position to RECEIVE from God…
SO… I want you to look at the packet of oil you are holding in your hand (see PS below if you haven’t received your oil)… And I want you to say these words out loud: “I am MOVING FORWARD with God in every area of my life, starting right now… DOUBT, you have NO PLACE in my walk with God… FEAR, you have held me back long enough… I curse you, spirit of fear, in the name of Jesus. There is NO place for you in the lifestyle of giving and receiving and miracle living that God has for me.”
THIS IS YOUR TIME to plant the seeds that will grow into harvests for you in 2015 and beyond… It’s time to do something that may feel uncomfortable in the natural, so you can release a POWERFUL principle in the realm of the SUPERNATURAL.
Look at the packet of oil and speak these words out loud… “Lord, as Your child, I ask You to sanctify this oil. I call this oil Holy Oil… And Lord, as I release this oil by returning it to Richard for the Blended Anointing Oil Service, I’m asking you to use this holy oil as a symbol of my faith to move forward into a continuous flow of blessings in my life just as you did for the widow. In the name of Jesus, Amen.”
Now that you have prayed in faith, I want you to click this link and send me your prayer requests. This is where you overcome doubt, and defeat any fear that has tried to dominate your thinking… I challenge you to be specific as you tell me your prayer requests for MOVING FORWARD as we close out 2014 and enter the new year. As you share your heart with me, remember that when you get specific with God, He gets specific with you… I mean, He sends you the specific answers you need for YOUR LIFE!
As you sow your seed, I challenge you to get very specific with God as you give to Him and move forward to receive everything He wants to get to you. All God is looking for is your seed, sown in faith believing… The Bible is very clear about the miracle power of a lifestyle of giving and receiving… But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully (2 Corinthians 9:6).
God has all the answers you need! He owns the cattle on a thousand hills, and all the gold and silver in the earth… He has answers for your specific situation. So don’t let doubt, fear, or anything else prevent you from reaching out in faith to receive the harvest God has for you! CHOOSE to sow your seed, and CHOOSE to stand in faith until you RECEIVE your breakthrough…
So, send your prayer requests to me, along with your seed-faith gift and the packet of Anointing Oil over which you have prayed and God has sanctified as holy. When I receive your prayer requests, I’ll use the oil to anoint them as we tap into God’s power to MOVE YOU FORWARD in every area of your life.
NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT! I want YOU to be included in our Miraculous Breakthrough Anointing Service on The Place for Miracles on Thursday, December 18 (check your local listings or watch it online). I believe God will use this miracle service to lift you to a new level of understanding of His plan for you as you MOVE FORWARD in Him in 2015 and beyond.
When I receive your packet of Anointing Oil, it will be blended with the Anointing Oil we receive from praying partners and friends of this ministry from around the world. The blending of the oil will be a symbol of ALL OF US coming together in AGREEMENT, praying one for another…
Think about it… Believers you have never met, coming into agreement with you for your breakthrough as you come into agreement with them for the breakthrough they need from God. Think about the POWER we will be releasing into each of our lives as we come into agreement in this great Anointing Service on Thursday, December 18.
But that’s not all… When you return your packet of Anointing Oil, I’m going to take the blended oil from our Anointing Service and send you a personal vial of oil that has been prayed over by ALL OF US coming together in agreement for the miracle God has for each of us. Think about it… A believer in another part of the world is standing in AGREEMENT with YOU… Believers all around the world are standing with you and me as God releases His flow of blessings into YOUR life.
I have done my best as a faithful steward to share what God has placed on my heart. The choice right now is yours. I challenge you to say, without reservation, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” I pray the Holy Spirit has made this letter come alive to your heart, and that faith is rising in you as He reveals to you those areas in which He desires to bless you beyond anything you can imagine.
I look forward to hearing from you… I look forward to God’s continuous flow being released into every minute of your life as we move forward into the exciting breakthrough potential that waits for you and me as we complete 2014 and enter the new year!
Your partner for miracles,
PS. Please pray over and return your packet of anointing oil to me, along with your prayer requests, as quickly as you can. If you did not receive this letter with your packet of oil, you may request it by calling 1-866-870-6932 (U.S. and Canada only). And remember, I want to pray over your needs! I encourage you to watch our MIRACULOUS BREAKTHROUGH Anointing Service on Thursday, December 18, and be expecting God to work in your life and on behalf of your loved ones. We will send you your vial of blended anointing oil after this special, powerful show!
To submit an online prayer request, click here.