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!
To give to the Oral Roberts Ministry, click here. Or to give by phone, call 918-495-7777.
- 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.
Seven Layer Dip
- Guacamole (or you can use pre-made store bought guac)
- 2-3 avocados
- 1 lemon or lime (for juice in guac)
- seasonings as desired
- 1 small can of chopped or sliced black olives
- 1 can refried beans
- 1 16oz tub of sour cream
- 1 jar of your favorite salsa
- 1 package shredded mexican style cheese
- 1 cup sliced grape or cherry tomatoes (or chopped regular tomatoes)
- 1 stalk of chopped green onion for garnish (if desired)
- 1 package tortilla chips for dipping
Layer in one large dish or individual cups as desired. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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.
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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,
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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!