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Jordan’s Homemade Face Oil

Ingredients:

  • Vessel (to hold oils)
  • Avocado oil
  • Sweet Almond oil
  • Castor oil

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Caprese

Caprese Salad on a Stick

Ingredients:

  • 8 cocktail picks or small skewers
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 8 grape tomatoes
  • 8 small fresh mozzarella balls
  • Sun-dried tomatoes, sliced in half or small pieces
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

Directions:

  1. Take a grape tomato and roll a fresh basil leaf around it, securing with the toothpick or skewer.
  2. Add a ball of fresh mozzarella and a slice of sun-dried tomato.
  3. Assemble all the sticks, then drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.
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Lavender Bath Salts

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Epsom Salts
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 3/4 cup Coarse Sea Salt
  • Essential oils of your choice (I’m using Lavender)

Directions:

Mix and store in an airtight container

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Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella block
  • 1 carton grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt & pepper

Directions:

  1. In a medium sized pan, bring 1 cup water and ½ cup quinoa to a rolling boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer on LOW until all of the water is absorbed.  This should take anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes. *Cooking the quinoa on low is extremely important.  If it simmers on a hotter flame, the water will absorb too quickly and the quinoa will turn out hard.
  3. Cool the cooked quinoa in the refrigerator for at least an hour before preparing the salad.
  4. To prepare the salad, slice grape tomatoes in half (hot dog way) and cut the block of fresh mozzarella into bite size pieces. Mix together.
  5. Add the chopped basil and cooked quinoa and give the salad a toss.  Next, drizzle on the olive oil and season with a little salt/pepper to taste.
  6. Give your salad a final toss and serve cool or at room temperature.
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Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients:

Muffins:

  • 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

Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200° C).
  2. Grease a 12-cup muffin/cupcake tin or line tin with muffin/cupcake liners.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  4. Place vegetable oil into a 1-cup measuring cup, adding the egg and enough milk to fill the cup.
  5. Mix this with the flour mixture.
  6. Fold in blueberries.
  7. Fill muffin cups right to the top and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
  8. To make Crumb Topping:  Mix together sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon.
  9. Mix with fork and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
  10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
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February Letter

Dear Partner,

It’s such a joy and privilege to write you today. I’m writing this letter in Corona, California, where I’ve just come from a very powerful healing service at a great church nearby. The anointing is still on me so strongly…so, before I fly home to my family I want to share something with you that God has laid on my heart for the month of February.

It’s concerning the word FORGIVENESS. Yes, I said FORGIVENESS.

It seems like everyone wants to be forgiven…but there aren’t as many who want to forgive others. Why is that? Well, I believe many people hold on to offenses and the things people have done against them, and they don’t really want to forgive and let those things go.

But unforgiveness is a real killer. My wife, Lindsay, says unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. The truth is, unforgiveness won’t do anything to the other person, but it can do real damage to you.

It is said that forgiveness is divine. Now, our human forgiveness is obviously not at the same level as God’s. However, I want you to indulge me for a moment. Let me show you some honest-to-goodness Bible truths about the power of forgiving others through Christ, who makes all things possible.

Then, let me show you something that I believe is revolutionary and a true revelation from God. If you will do what I’m going to ask you to do, I believe it will help you. So, bear with me for just a little while as I share with you some scriptures to help you to let go of the past and move forward in God.

First, remember what Romans 5:8–10 says… But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. This scripture also tells us that we have been reconciled to God by the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, His only Son.

The word reconciled means to exchange one thing for another or to make two different things have an equivalent value. So, therefore, we understand that God made an exchange. With Jesus’ sacrifice, He exchanged our sins for His forgiveness.

Second, Jesus, who is the source of our forgiveness, tells us to forgive. In Matthew 6:12, Jesus told us that when we pray, we should ask God, Forgive us our trespasses (sins) as we forgive those who trespass (sin) against us.

In Matthew 18:21–35, the disciple Peter apparently wanted to know how much he had to forgive his brother before he had forgiven “enough.” Peter asked Jesus, “How many times must I forgive? Up to seven times?”

Jesus replied, “No, Peter…You should forgive up to seventy times seven.” That’s 490 times a day! In other words, we are to live with a forgiving attitude.

God further tells us in Ephesians 4:31–32 to forgive as He forgives… Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking (about others) be put away from you. Then he added, Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven us.

Look at the words “put away from you.” They mean to bear away, carry off, and send away. We are to let go of thoughts and emotions that would otherwise cause us to hold on to offenses.

Now, stay with me just a little longer. The best part is coming. Don’t read ahead. Stay right here and really get this into your spirit…

In Leviticus 16, God gave us a visual representation on the Day of Atonement, showing the people how He forgave them. The priest was instructed to take a bull and sacrifice it for the sins of the priesthood. Then the priest was to take two goats. The first goat was sacrificed for the sins of the Jewish worshippers.

Then, the priest would lay both hands on the head of the second goat (the scapegoat) and confess over it the iniquities, transgressions, and sins of the children of Israel, putting them upon the head of the goat. After doing this, the goat was sent away into the wilderness. This act covered the sins of the people for another year.

Let me explain what this Old Testament scapegoat means to you today…

The Day of Atonement is a picture of how offensive sin is to our Holy God. And it is a picture of what Jesus would do for us on the cross, where He would take on our sin and be a once-and-for-all sacrifice to reconcile us to God.

As we are forgiven, we are to forgive others! Romans 12:19–21 tells us not to avenge ourselves but to leave that in the hands of the Lord. God’s Word also says that we are to overcome evil by doing good.

And with His help, we can let go of the hurt that others have done to us…and we can move forward into the good things God has for us!

Partner, I want to stand together with you and help you to truly forgive those who have wronged you. In doing so, you will be acting out the commands of the Lord in the Bible.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, SO DON’T MISS IT…

Notice I have for you a DIVINE FORGIVENESS CARD. (You can click here to download a copy.) In the left-hand column, write down the names of the people who hurt, offended, and wronged you.

Then in the right-hand column, write down their offenses and the bad things they have done against you and your dear ones and family. It’s important for you to do it this way so that the person or persons and what they have done against you can be separated.

You may ask, “Richard, why are you asking me to do this?” Well, it’s because by separating the person from what they have done against you, you can truly begin to forgive the person. I’m not asking…and I believe God is not asking…you to forget what was done, but to forgive the person who did it and put them in His hands.

Once you’ve written down the names in the left-hand column and their offenses in the right-hand column, lay your hand on the names and join me in this prayer: Father, I forgive this person. I let them go in Jesus’ name, and I give them to You. Amen.

After you’ve prayed this prayer of forgiveness and release, tear off the card down the dotted line, thus “cutting off” the action that was done against you. Then, take the portion you’ve cut off and “send it away” to me so I can use it to pray a special prayer of faith and freedom over you. I believe the part you cut off and mail to me will be just like the priests sending the scapegoat into the wilderness.

When I receive the right-hand column that you have “cut off” and “sent away” to me, I will pray over it just like they did in Bible days. Then after I do, I’ll take the right-hand column to a deserted place and leave it, just like God told them to do with the scapegoat.

Please keep the left-hand column as a reminder to pray for the ones whose names you wrote down, releasing them into God’s hands. Now the truth is, you probably won’t ever forget what was done against you…but you can forgive the one who did it!

Remember, when you forgive the offender, you’re letting go of any pain you’ve held on to, and moving forward with God. (When you forgive, it doesn’t mean you have to remain in a situation that is dangerous for you or those you love.) God has called us to freedom and deliverance!

Now, let’s seal this act with one more thing…your seed-faith gift to this ministry this month. Believe me, it’s very important to you… For as you sow, God can take the seed, use it for His glory through this healing ministry, then multiply it back to you in exactly the way you need it most. So, along with the right-hand column of offenses you wrote down, send your best seed gift to help me to continue to do all the things the Lord has laid on my heart.

Remember, I will take these offenses in the right-hand column and lay my hands on them like the priests of the temple did, then take them to a deserted place and leave them…as a point of contact for you to forgive those who have offended you. I’m praying I hear back from you very soon.

Your partner for life,

Richard

 

PS. I really, really believe that to move into what God has for us in the future, we must forgive those who have offended or hurt us…let go of the past…and move ahead in faith. So, be sure to take the DIVINE FORGIVENESS CARD I have for you and fill it out, then send the right-hand column to me just as soon as you can… I want to pray over your card…and YOU…and believe God with you for miracles! (Click here to download the Divine Forgiveness Card.)

 

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Taco Soup

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Drain excess fat. Stir in the beans, corn, both cans of tomatoes and the seasonings.
  3. Mix well, reducing heat to medium and allow to heat through; about 15 minutes.
  4. Top with cheese or sour cream, if desired.
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Lightened Up Chocolate Delight

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons evaporated cane juice
  • 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 – 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly coat a 6-cup size muffin pan with cooking spray and sprinkle 3/4 teaspoon evaporated cane juice into each of the muffin slots; shaking and turning to coat.  Set aside.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons evaporated cane juice, milk, and cocoa in a small saucepan, stirring well with a whisk.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  5. Cook 30 seconds or until sugar dissolves; stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.
  6. Add the butter and unsweetened chocolate.
  7. Stir until the chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
  8. Cool 10 minutes.
  9. Add flour, salt and egg to chocolate mixture, stirring with a whisk just until blended.
  10. Spoon 2 tablespoons chocolate mixture into each muffin slot and top each with 2 teaspoons chocolate chips.
  11. Divide the remaining chocolate mixture evenly, spreading to cover the chocolate chips.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes or until barely set.
  13. Cool for 10 minutes.
  14. Invert onto dessert plates.
  15. Serve warm.
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Mid-January Letter

Dear Partner,

Glorious New Year’s greetings to you and all your family and dear ones! We are only a few days into the New Year, 2015, and I feel the Spirit of God welling up in me to give you a powerful word of encouragement.

Colossians 1:27 says, To them [YOU] God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. For God wanted them [YOU] to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles too.

What a powerful word from the Lord for the New Year! Through our faith in Jesus who is IN us, we have salvation, healing, deliverance, provision, divine wisdom and guidance, ideas, concepts, innovations, and so much more. Praise God!

Now, let me ask you several questions that I believe can spark your faith and help you come up to a new level in the Lord…

First, do you really believe that Christ is in you? Is it simply a mental belief, or does it impact your life on a daily basis? Now, if you said yes, Christ being in you is affecting you on a daily basis, then when was the last time you thanked God for it?

You know, it’s so easy to overlook and just take it for granted that we are in Christ…and that all He has for us is OURS BY FAITH. But now as we have begun a new year, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of all Jesus the Savior has done for us.

You see, when Paul wrote this verse of Scripture to the church members at Colossae, he was reminding them of the work Jesus did when He suffered, bled, and died on the cross…laying down His life willingly so that you and I might have the gift of God…true, everlasting, and eternal life through believing on Jesus as Savior and receiving Him as Lord into our lives.

Now, it would be easy for us to say, “Hey, wait a minute. I’m still facing many problems. I’ve got bills that I’m having difficulty in paying…And I still have dreams and visions that have not been fulfilled. I’ve made New Year’s resolutions, and some of them are already broken after just two weeks. What good is it doing for me to be in Christ?”

Well, I have news for you… IT IS NO SECRET WHAT GOD CAN DO when we believe His Word and act on it by faith, keeping our eyes fixed on Him until we see the answers to our prayers!

And I’m saying that even though I understand you may be facing real problems and difficulties… even though the devil may be trying to come against you…and even though he may be challenging you to see if you really believe what you say you believe…you must remember you have a Savior and a Deliverer—Jesus Christ, who is in you—alive and working on your behalf every day!

It’s just like the dream I recently told you about…

Remember… In my dream, a giant half-scorpion, half-humanlike figure with a barbed tail and huge pincers came against me to question my belief in God. Each answer I gave him was backed by scripture from the Bible (Revelation 12:11). And each answer I gave made the creature and the men chained behind him angrier.

In fact, the scorpion-like figure became so angry with each reply I gave that he finally made a physical move to attack me. But I took the shining sword I found in my hand and split his skull open with it…stopping his attack and rendering him powerless.

Wow! This dream was so vivid… I remember it like I had it last night.

I remember also so well in the dream finding a shining sword in my hand. That sword represented the Word of God… And that’s Jesus, who IS the Word.

You see, in the dream the scorpion-like figure wanted to put me in bondage to the devil. But Jesus, the mighty Savior represented by the shining sword, was there to break the bondage. Remember Hebrews 4:12 says, For the word of God isliving and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. His Word is our weapon against the devil’s fiery darts (Ephesians 6).

Now, I want you to understand that Jesus is here right now to break whatever bondage may be trying to come against you. That’s why His Spirit dwells in you. As Romans 8:11 says, But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. He’s IN you…and He can empower you to have life more abundantly in HIM.

You see, Jesus is not only the Fourth Man in the burning, fiery furnace like I told you about in my last letter, as well as preaching about it on TV the past few days, but He’s in every book of the Bible. Yes that’s right… Jesus reveals Himself and who He is in all 66 books of the Word of God, showing us He is not only our Redeemer but also the Bondage Breaker.

That’s why I’m urging you to order my new DVD on The Fourth Man and Jesus in Every Book of the Bible. As you watch this life-changing message on the DVD, I believe you’ll see Jesus, the Fourth Man in the burning fiery furnace (Daniel 3), rising up from the pages of the Bible. I believe you’ll want to shout the victory that is ours through Him and by faith in His name (1 John 5:4).

This special DVD is unlike anything you’ve ever heard me preach before. I believe it will bless you, bless you, bless you! For a seed-faith gift of $25 or more, I will send it to you just as quickly as I can. And when you receive it, I expect you to receive a great blessing. So, don’t miss out on this terrific offer.

Partner, I want you to notice I’ve enclosed a special 2015 Prayer Sheet. I want you to take it right now and write down the fiery trials and tribulations and other things you’re going through.

Then, notice I am praying a special prayer for deliverance and of renewed commitment to God for you. As you read this prayer, I want you to go into agreement with me on it. Lay your hand on the prayer sheet as you pray and believe with me. Do it with all your heart…believing by faith that God has MORE of His goodness, mercy, and grace for you in 2015 and beyond.

Then afterward, I want you to SAY THESE WORDS OUT LOUD….

“I believe it, I believe it, I believe it…And I receive it, I receive it, I receive it… So let it be done unto me, even as God wills!”

Once you’ve done that, then mail the prayer sheet back to me with your special seed-faith offering just as soon as possible. I will be waiting to hear from you and to pray over the needs you have written down. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Your partner for life,

Richard

PS. If you have not already done it, be sure to click here to order my new DVD on The Fourth Man and Jesus in Every Book of the Bible. I have preached and recorded this special message with you and all my other partners in mind. (Also included is a vintage message on The Fourth Man by my father, Oral Roberts, from 1956 in his great tent cathedral.)

Also, let me thank you in advance for sowing your seed-faith gift into this healing ministry this month. I’m standing in faith with you to receive harvests to meet your needs from every seed you sow, according to Luke 6:38 and Philippians 4:19!