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.
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
Greetings in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of the living God. I’m so glad to have this opportunity to write to you and to all of my other friends and partners around the world with a powerful Word from the Lord…
Last week I was preaching in Marion, Illinois, when the Lord gave me a special word. He told me that many people are feeling “stuck” in some area of their lives. And I’m receiving so many prayer requests every day from people who are hungry for miracles to turn their situations around.
I have good news to encourage you with today… The God we serve is a GOOD God! He has not made you and me to be stuck in life.
No, the Lord wants us to live a life of freedom, joy, and more than enough in Him, according to John 10:10, which says, “I (Jesus) have come to give you life that is more abundant…life to the full!” And also, 3 John 2, which says, “I want you to be healthy and prosper in every area of your life—spirit, soul, and body!”
He wants something GOOD to happen to YOU!
Now, I know that sometimes when we’re feeling stuck in some area of our lives, it can be hard to focus on anything but the challenge we’re facing… Maybe you or someone you care about is feeling trapped or unable to move forward…
You may feel you are not keeping up with rising costs in our economy or are facing problems on the job or in your business.
You or your loved ones may be facing sickness and disease, and even though you have been to the doctor and have prayed, you just don’t seem to be getting any better.
Perhaps you are facing problems in your family or marriage and feel you are only a few steps away from a break-up.
Or you may feel depressed and discouraged, and nobody around you is giving you a word of encouragement.
I want to remind you to EXPECT MIRACLES as you read this word that the Lord gave me to share with you for your freedom and deliverance…
First, if you are feeling stuck, you are not alone. Many people in the Bible found themselves in challenging circumstances, but God brought EACH ONE of them out!
Just look how He brought Moses out of Egypt… I mean, Moses had killed a man… He went into hiding in the backside of the desert and thought he’d never be used by God… But at the right time, God turned Moses into a mighty deliverer!
And remember Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego… They were thrown into a fiery furnace, sentenced to death for worshipping God. But the Fourth Man, Jesus, came and protected them so that not a hair on their heads was even singed!
God brought Daniel out of a death sentence when he was thrown into the lions’ den. He brought David out when it looked like Saul was going to kill him and he’d never take his place as the rightful, anointed king of Israel. He brought Peter out of prison…and Paul out of shipwrecks and attacks against his life.
And since God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11), He can do for YOU what He did for Moses, Daniel, David, Peter, and Paul.
Now, I believe that if you will join with me by releasing your faith for God to turn around your circumstances for good, then He will begin to bring you and your loved ones out of any “stuck” condition you may have found yourself in.
You may say, “Richard, what do I need to do to get UNSTUCK in my life?” Well, let me tell you what I believe God wants us to do TOGETHER to MOVE ALL OF US FORWARD…
THIS MINISTRY, THE MINISTRY THAT YOU LOVE…AND THAT BRINGS YOU HEALING PRAYER… IS ALSO STUCK…stuck between where we are and where God wants us to be. That’s right, I said STUCK!
There are so many dreams and visions God has given me for this ministry’s future…more outreaches, more online courses, more healing meetings… more ways to reach you and your loved ones with God’s healing power… These dreams and visions don’t have a chance to come to pass without a big increase in our ministry’s finances… But I refuse to become stuck by financial challenges! I refuse to let the world’s negative news or economic forecasts get me down. This ministry is moving forward, no matter what!
Now, when Peter and the other disciples were stuck because of the satanic attacks that had come against them, they didn’t rant and rave and begin a riot… They simply went to their “own company” and gave the report on what was happening so that they could join in faith and pray for MIRACLES according to God’s Word and His will (Acts 4:23–31).
Partner, that’s what I’m doing in this letter.
When I think of the millions of souls we’ve won to Christ…When I think of the hundreds of thousands of miracle healings that have been reported through our outreaches…When I think of the major healing crusades we’ve had around the world… the feeding outreaches and medical clinics that have fed hungry children and brought healing to the sick…and all the good that has been done around the world through the Oral Roberts Ministries in third world nations…
When I think of the thousands of television programs I’ve done, reaching out my hands in healing prayer and getting thousands upon thousands of reports of answered prayer… It makes me shout, GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST…
BUT…there is still so much to be done! And time is short…
The truth is, my heart yearns to do more for God in the United States, Canada, and nations all over the world. But it takes finances to expand and grow this ministry so we can do more for the Lord.
So, let’s talk about money for just a moment…because it’s not just money…your money or mine. God has placed it in our hands through an ability given us to earn it. And we are called to be wise stewards of the resources He places in our hands to do His will on the earth.
Let me say it again… The seed you sow is not mere money. It’s a precious resource from the Lord! It’s a tool that He gives us. When a portion of it is placed in the hands of a loving God who is our abundant Provider, MIRACLES begin to happen… and we step into HARVEST TIME!
You see, the seed you sow is an investment into the Kingdom of our God, Who is MORE THAN ENOUGH… And your seed allows us to give more of this healing ministry to people around the world through TV and all our outreaches.
Consider Gerri from Kenya… She was showing the advanced effects of AIDS—a death sentence in Africa—when I went to Nairobi for a healing outreach. I prayed for her… The boils and lesions on her body began to disappear. She regained her strength… And after her doctor tested her, he confirmed that she was healed. She no longer has AIDS!
Just think for a moment about what would have happened if we didn’t have the finances to do our healing crusade in Kenya. Gerri would still be sick with a terrible, killing disease, unable to fulfill the good plans that God has for her.
If we didn’t have our School of Miracles courses online, Aage from Denmark wouldn’t have seen them…and he wouldn’t have released his faith and received his healing and restoration of his physical body.
Brent from Michigan saw The Place for Miracles and decided to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. His life was changed because we can make our TV programs available… But it takes finances to do that.
I believe it’s the will of God for the Oral Roberts Ministries to minister to people like Gerri, Aage, and Brent… but I can’t continue to do it like I’m doing it now, much less grow and expand, without special financial help.
Just as the Apostle Paul went to his friends and partners for financial help to spread the Gospel, I’m coming to you now… This ministry depends upon our partners sowing and praying to make it possible for people to hear the GOOD NEWS. And no matter how much the anointing of God is on my life to bring salvation and healing to people, I CAN’T DO IT ALONE.
I tell you, the devil does not want this healing ministry to continue reaching out to people with the saving, healing, delivering power of Jesus Christ. He knows his time on earth is short, and there is a war being waged against Christianity today. But when the enemy comes in like a flood, that’s when I begin to look for God to raise up a standard.
I believe that’s why the anointing of God is on me like never before. God is raising up a standard of healing power, and He’s using THIS MINISTRY to do it. I tell you, we’ve got to reach out to people in need. It’s now or never. All we have is NOW. So, we have to do what we can for the Lord and the Gospel TODAY!
Make no mistake about it… It’s the Lord’s power that delivers people. BUT it’s OUR part to tell people who God is and what He can do! Your financial support and prayers help make it possible for us to air our TV programs around the world and pay for the technology to share our School of Miracles courses online AT NO CHARGE…so people can hear the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus.
And no matter how anointed I am, that anointing will not take the place of YOUR PARTNERSHIP with this ministry. Only you can do what God has called you to do. Only you can sow the seed God has called you to sow. No one else can sow it for you.
That’s why I’m going to ask you to do what I’ve been asking partners all this month to do…and that is to help me in a very powerful way. Recently, the Lord asked me to call for four groups of people to sow a special seed.
Group 1—I believe He is speaking to a group of my partners to sow a special seed of $1,000 this month.
Group 2—I believe He is speaking to another group of my partners to sow a seed of $500 this month.
Group 3—I believe He is speaking to an even larger group of my partners to sow a special seed of $100 or $200.
Group 4—I believe He is also speaking to an even larger group of my partners to sow other amounts this month as the Lord leads.
I am asking you to pray right now and ask the Holy Spirit which group He wants you to be a part of. Thanks so much for praying right now. I really appreciate it.
TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT!
Yes, the word TOGETHER is a very powerful word. Let me close this letter with a news story I heard the other day. In the Northwest part of the U.S., a small town had a horse-pulling contest. One farm horse was able to pull a load of eight thousand pounds. Then a special horse was brought in. He was able to pull a load of nine thousand pounds.
Then they harnessed the two horses together. Guess how much they could pull then? They pulled an amazing thirty thousand pounds! Wow! TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT!
I tell you, I’m so excited about the future of this ministry. With your help, and the help of partners and friends like you, we can do ALL that God has called us to do to bring the saving, healing, delivering power of God to people in need.
Thanks for being my special friend and partner. And as you sow, get your expectations up to receive from the Lord. I’m in faith with you for MIRACLES! Remember, God watches over His Word to perform it. Believe me, the Bible makes it clear that He WILL reward you for your labor and your gift of love (Matthew 6:33; Deuteronomy 15:11; 2 Corinthians 9:10).
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
Your partner for miracles,
PS. Remember, no matter what you or your loved ones may be facing right now… IT’S NOT TOO LATE FOR 2014 TO BE THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE. The seed I’m asking you to sow right now just might be the catalyst that God will use to bless you in a very powerful way. PLEASE respond to this letter as quickly as you can. As my gift to you for your special over-and-above seed this month, I’ll send you our beautiful 2015 Miracles Calendar—filled with scriptures and testimonies of how God is working in the lives of our partners. Again, thanks so much for allowing me to share so personally with you!
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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.
The Lord has put something very important on my heart to share with you…a word that can bring about MIRACLES for you, me, and this ministry. So, I’m asking the Lord to give me great wisdom and guidance as I share my heart with you now.
The Oral Roberts Ministries has stood for the saving, healing, delivering power of God since 1947. My father, Oral Roberts, faithfully did the work of the Lord through healing tent meetings, evangelistic crusades, television, and more…
When the Lord called me into the ministry in the late 1960s, I was glad to join my father in the ministry and dedicate myself to God’s work. I became President of the ministry in the mid-1980s, and it has been my privilege to serve all these many years. And I’ve been doing that ever since!
The anointing of the Lord’s power has been and is on my life for miracles!
For more than forty years, I’ve seen MIRACLE upon MIRACLE take place through this ministry. In fact, it would be hard to count just how many hundreds of thousands of HEALINGS and how many millions of SALVATIONS have happened over the years through the Oral Roberts Ministries!
Millions of people have had their lives transformed through our TV programs, the Abundant Life Prayer Group, the School of Miracles, our evangelistic crusades, healing meetings, medical and feeding outreaches, letters, CDs, DVDs, and our many other outreaches.
Time is short to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth! We’re seeing wars, natural disasters, economic turmoil, political unrest, terrorist acts…and all the other signs that Jesus said are to come upon the earth just before His Second Coming (Matthew 24:14).
Yes, the devil is rearing his ugly head to try to disrupt the spread of the Gospel in these last days. Satan has even been attacking this ministry’s work in a very powerful way. He’s been coming against our finances and trying to stop the Word of God from going forth through our TV programs and our other outreaches…
He has tried to make it seem as if this ministry is STUCK…
But I refuse to believe the devil’s lies! I refuse to believe that this ministry is stuck between where we are and where the Lord has called us to be. No matter what our finances look like right now or what the devil may say or do, I will not cut back on God’s calling for my life and for this healing ministry!
This ministry is continuing to move forward in God! We have so much work to do for the Lord…and I refuse to back down on any of it!
And that’s why I’m calling on YOU right now to join with me…
You see, God has given me a vision of the GREAT FUTURE He has for this ministry and the millions of people around the world that we can reach together for Him. No matter what you see on the news…no matter how things look in your circumstances…He is STILL MOVING across the face of the earth! He is STILL DOING MIRACLES through this ministry!
And there are so many people we can reach with God’s miracle power…
I’m talking about people like the nine-year-old girl who SPOKE for the first time in years after receiving prayer at one of our healing services… Her family is still rejoicing over this miracle!
I’m talking about Gertrude from Texas who was HEALED of stage four cancer in her lungs, liver, and bones. With a report of stage four cancer, her doctors couldn’t offer much hope. But she kept watching The Place for Miracles, which is where she learned to release her faith for healing.
Imagine what might have happened if she couldn’t see our TV programs! But the doctors have now declared her CANCER-FREE…because of partners like YOU who keep the healing GOSPEL on the air every day. These are the kinds of miracles YOU are helping to bring about with your faithful seed-sowing.
And because you are sowing seed into these miracles, they can return a harvest to you…30-, 60-, even 100-fold as Mark 4:8 says…in the way you need it most.
And imagine how many more lives we can touch and how much more we can accomplish for the Lord as we stand in faith TOGETHER… giving of ourselves TOGETHER…to see this healing ministry continue its work to deliver God’s saving, healing, and delivering power to those who are without hope.
As a matter of fact, in prayer just the other night, the Lord told me that He is bringing an even greater anointing for healing upon my life. He described it as a DRIPPING ANOINTING…and that it was particularly an anointing against sickness and disease.
That reminded me of His Word in Isaiah 10:27, which says that the yoke of bondage…the thing that has tried to bind you up…will be destroyed through God’s anointing power. And it reminded me also of how the anointing oil was used to set God’s ministers and prophets apart for holy service to Him (Psalm 133:2).
His anointing is not meant for me… It’s meant for YOU! It’s meant to spread into every outreach of this ministry…into YOUR life…and into the lives of everyone you’ve been praying for! You and those you care about can ALL be touched by God’s anointing through this ministry!
You may say, “Richard, what can I do to help make a difference?”
Well, in my experience, whenever God gives you a Word about His good plans for you, the devil tries immediately to steal that Word. That’s why we’ve got to stand strong and resist the devil’s attempts to hinder us from doing what God has called us to do!
I am FULLY COMMITTED to doing everything that God has called me to do through this healing ministry. I’m ready to see Him move mightily through our outreaches and in our partners’ lives.
Partner, remember this… The Gospel is FREE! Salvation is FREE! Healing is FREE! Jesus paid for it all on the cross.
But as you know, television and technology aren’t free. Books and DVDs cost money. Evangelistic outreaches…food to the hungry…keeping our prayer lines open and ready for YOU to call when you need us… All these things must be paid for.
Unfortunately, in the summer months, our revenues drop and we’re facing a shortfall right now. And I know that many people have been busy with families and jobs, and making back-to-school plans for their children… In fact, Lindsay and I are praying right now for you and your families and dear ones to be blessed this fall season in every way!
It’s on my heart to do all I can do to see you blessed! It’s my heart’s desire to continue offering our School of Miracles courses online AT NO COST so that anyone can study them at any time.
Think of it… Through the power and reach of the Internet, we can send these Bible-based School of Miracles courses on healing, the Holy Spirit, and God’s miracle-working power to people in out-of-reach places where the Gospel may not otherwise easily go! We’re receiving reports daily of people being saved, healed, and set free through these free online courses.
And it’s my heart’s desire to make sure that The Place for Miracles and Make Your Day Count are available on television in as many places as possible, where they can continue to reach people like Gertrude with healing miracles!
Let me tell you, if the devil is successful in stopping our free online School of Miracles courses or in taking our FULL GOSPEL programs off the air in any of the places they’re seen, then he can get the idea that perhaps he can put a stop to all of our ministry outreaches.
Now I, for one, am going to do all in my power to stop him in the name of the Lord. In addition, I’m calling on you to stand with me also. In the book of Acts, when Peter and the others were beaten for their faith in Christ, they immediately went back to their OWN COMPANY and reported on what was happening so that they could join in faith and pray for MIRACLES according to God’s Word and His will (Acts 4:23–31).
And that’s exactly what I’m doing now. I feel that this ministry is under a satanic attack and that I must report it to you. And as I am giving this report to you now, I feel a SPIRIT OF PRAYER COMING ON ME…
Father, I come to You now, not in my name or strength, but in the name of Jesus Christ, Your only begotten Son. I know that You know exactly where this ministry is…and where You want it to go. You also know that the devil is trying to stop it. I ask You now, through this prayer, to stir our hearts with a HOLY BOLDNESS to act in Your name and to do everything possible to move into the bright future You have for us, so that this ministry will continue to touch people around the world with Your saving, healing, and delivering power. Thank You, Lord, for hearing my prayer, in the name of Jesus. Amen and Amen.
I pray that you felt that prayer as I did. Now, let me remind you of the difference that you can make…
By sowing your seed into this ministry, YOU share in the rewards of every person who is saved, healed, and delivered through this ministry. Yes, YOU have the power in your hands right now to help that work to go forward…
So, I’m calling on you to stand with me in faith for this ministry’s resources to increase and for our outreaches to keep growing stronger until Jesus returns! Now, here’s what I feel the Lord would have me ask of you… And that is to sow an ABOVE AND BEYOND SEED OF YOUR FINANCES.
I am speaking to four groups of partners to give an ABOVE and BEYOND SEED…
First, I’m speaking to a group of a few hundred partners to sow a seed of $1,000, and to sow it right now!
Second, I’m speaking to a larger group of partners to sow a seed of at least $300, and to sow it right now!
Third, I’m speaking to an even larger group of partners to sow a seed of at least $100, and to sow it right now!
And fourth, I’m speaking to a group of partners to sow a seed of at least $50, and to sow it right now!
Would you pray right now and ask the Lord what He would have you do? Please seek Him and ACT on what He tells you to do just as quickly as you possibly can! I trust you…and I trust Him.
I believe that you love this ministry and that you want it to be strong and continue to reach out to people around the world with the healing message of Jesus Christ. THAT MESSAGE IS MY LIFE AND MY CALLING…AND IT’S FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND DEAR ONES.
I trust God to speak to you about the seed He would have you sow… And I trust Him to multiply every penny of it back to you in the way you need most! He’s a good God with good plans for YOU…and that includes a harvest on your giving, according to Luke 6:38!
Thank you for your love for this ministry and your prayers for us to continue strong in sending the healing message of Jesus Christ to the world. Now, please DON’T DELAY in sending your response. I believe there are people all over the world whose lives will be touched and changed because of your response to this letter.
I am praying that I hear from you soon!
Your partner for miracles,
PS. IT’S NOT TOO LATE FOR 2014 TO BE THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE. The seed I’m asking you to sow into this ministry right now just might be the catalyst that God will use to bless you in a very powerful way. I’m urging you to respond to this letter just as quickly as you can. (As my gift to you for your special over-and-above seed this month,I’ll send you our beautiful 2015 Miracles Calendar—filled with scriptures and testimonies of how God is working in the lives of our partners. Click here to order.) Again, thanks so much for allowing me to share so personally with you!
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 – 15 ounce cans ranch-style beans
- 1 – 15.25 ounce can whole kernel corn
- 1 – 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
- 1 – 14.5 ounce can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
- 2 teaspoons chile powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1-2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- In a large pot over medium/high heat, combine the ground beef and onion and sauté for 5 to 10 minutes, or until meat is browned and onion is tender.
- Drain excess fat. Stir in the beans, corn, both cans of tomatoes and the seasonings.
- Mix well, reducing heat to medium and allow to heat through; about 15 minutes.
- Top with cheese or sour cream, if desired.