From the archives of Oral Roberts – Second of three parts
The second point in my message on Christian prosperity is one of the greatest lessons God has been trying to teach me all these years of my healing ministry: If you believe the Word of God, you can believe for your miracle.
Matthew chapter 17 tells us that in Capernaum, the Romans came and asked Peter about his Master, Jesus. “Does He pay taxes? Does He render to Caesar that which is his? Does He practice what He preaches?” And Peter answered, “Yes.”
There was a financial crisis in the life of Jesus and His disciples. The Son of the living God and Son of man, walking on this earth, had to live in this world. Jesus and His disciples had to eat, they had to have clothes, and they had to pay their taxes. And there was a time when those who gave to God did not give to Christ.
When money was needed to pay taxes, Jesus told Peter, Go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee (Matthew 17:27).
It is hard for anyone to believe in miracles when they get down, when things aren’t going right, and there is nothing coming in. But Jesus is the Master of the universe. Jesus, who said, “Render under Caesar that which is his, and unto God that which belongs to Him,” was living in both worlds, touching heaven and earth.
If you can believe this miracle, you can believe the whole Bible. If you believe this miracle actually happened, you can believe any miracle can happen to you. When you know Christ as your Savior, you know the One who knows everything and can do anything. But you have to condition yourself for the entry into the miraculous, because in everyday life, there are not many miracles.
Do you believe the Word of God? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever? Then you can believe for the greatest miracle of healing for your body. You can believe for a million dollars. You can believe for any miracle you need! Similar situations will arise in which God’s Word will come into your heart and direct you to do something that you never thought about. It will open up totally unexpected sources for your life.