A Healing Jesus

Richard Roberts In Jesus’ day, leprosy was about as bad a disease as a person could get. Lepers were shunned and sent away to die outside the city gates. It is easy to see how a leper might expect Jesus to pass him by and reject him as everyone else had done. But one leper dared to hope for something better, and as Jesus passed by, he cried out, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean” (Luke 5:12 NKJV). Jesus’ response forever settled the issue of His desire to heal mankind: He put out His hand and

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A Clear Principle for Receiving

From the archives of Oral Roberts I believe that the greatest sermon ever preached by Jesus, was The Sermon on the Mount. The last thing the Lord said in this famous sermon is found in Luke 6:38: “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.” Here we see the spiritual principle of sowing and reaping. That principle makes clear that we reap what we sow… we reap more than we sow… and we reap later after we sow. If we sow wheat, we will

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Three Easy Payments

Lindsay Roberts One night, when I couldn’t sleep, I turned on the TV and watched an infomercial. These shows usually promise miracles. They’re going to fix your thighs, your backside, or your hair, or they’re trying to sell you a certain kind of cream or some other razzle-dazzle stuff. That night a guy was talking about success and prosperity from a secular viewpoint, and people were buying his tapes like hot cakes. As I watched, it hit me: Sometimes we Christians will buy some success message in a kit from a total stranger, but we don’t trust the Bible’s teaching

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From Increase to Increase

Richard Roberts Are you where you want to be today? Or, like most of us, is there still something MORE that you would like to be, to do, to accomplish for God? The good news is that God wants to meet that need… He wants you to have exceedingly, abundantly above all you can ask or think… He wants you to experience His miracles in your life (Ephesians 3:20)! That’s why God set up the law of increase. The law of increase says that when we plant a portion of what we have ― and we do it so that

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God Knows Where the Money Is that You Need

From the archives of Oral Roberts Luke 6:38 is one of the great promises of the Bible: “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.” How does God give to you? He gives to you through people. A man shared with me recently about what God had done in his life. It was a living example of this Scripture to me! This man had gotten in trouble financially. Everything he did seemed to turn out wrong ― his investments, his business decisions. Every person

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A Thousand Meals

Lindsay Roberts There’s an amazing story in the Bible that shows God can supply our natural needs in supernatural ways. In 1 Kings 17 NIV, the prophet Elijah meets a widow who has almost run out of food. He asks her for some bread to eat. “As surely as the Lord our God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread – only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it

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A Person of Belief

Richard Roberts Unbelief kept many people from receiving their miracle when Jesus walked the earth. Matthew 13:54–58 NLT tells how the people in Jesus’ hometown rejected Him because of their unbelief: He returned to Nazareth, his hometown. When he taught there in the synagogue, everyone was astonished and said, “Where does he get his wisdom and his miracles? He’s just a carpenter’s son, and we know Mary, his mother, and his brothers – James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas. All his sisters live right here among us. What makes him so great?”And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in

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You Can Be Happy

From the archives of Evelyn Roberts As Christians, each one of us has a unique calling from God on our lives. Yours is different from mine, and mine is different from yours. Your calling is the one God has for you, and it’s what you’re supposed to do in life. His plan may be different from what you expect, but you can be assured it is something good. In Jeremiah 29:11 NIV the Lord declares, I know the plans I have for you … plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a

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Faith Is Not Blind

From the archives of Oral Roberts Have you ever heard someone talk about “blind faith”? Well, faith is not blind. It is a knowing. Faith is when the Holy Spirit supernaturally empties your heart of doubt and brings you into a state of knowing so that you can “know that you know that you know.” Faith is an inner certainty. Some people call it a “gut feeling;” an unshakable confidence. There are times when you may wonder, “Why don’t I have more faith?” This is when you have to fight doubt and discouragement. Don’t allow yourself to be discouraged over

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Plug Into the Source

Lindsay Roberts I may not be the world’s smartest person when it comes to machines and electricity, but if something isn’t working, the first thing I do is see if the cord is plugged into the electrical power! I may have the most beautiful lamp in the world, but if I don’t plug it into the power source, I will still be in the darkness. God is the Source of all power, and we are His lamps, chosen to be His light in a darkened world. In Matthew 5:14-15 NLT Jesus said, “You are the light of the world –

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