God’s Wisdom

From the archives of Evelyn Roberts Many people I meet view God as a harsh judge who is just waiting to pronounce a sentence upon them. If we think of God like that, we’ll not have His wisdom.  Wisdom is rooted in having the right understanding of God, which is knowing that God is a good God who does everything for the ultimate good of those who live for Him. The Bible teaches that wisdom — knowing what to do in every situation and how to discern every spirit — begins when we have a reverent and worshipful fear of

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A Direct Relationship

Richard Roberts  I believe very deeply that when you find an absence of spiritual power, you will find an absence of strong effective prayer. Prayer and spiritual power are linked together. You simply cannot ― and do not ― have spiritual power without prayer. The same line you call God on is the line He answers you on. Much prayer means much power. Little prayer means little power. No prayer means no power. Have you ever seen people who seem to catch trouble from every side, but yet somehow they always seem to land on their feet spiritually? They are

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He Is Lord ― He Is Lord Over All

From the archives of Oral Roberts There’s a chorus that has been popular for many years that goes, “He is Lord, He is Lord, He has risen from the dead and He is Lord. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” What does it mean for Jesus to be Lord? It means that He is the Master. He is the Ruler. He is the One Who has all power and might, and Who has authority over everything that might try to come against us. He is Lord over sin. He is Lord over death.

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Is Your Faith Moving?

From the archives of Oral Roberts Have you ever reached the point where you think your miracle will never come? A member of our Partner family once told my parents how they had been at that point where they thought their miracle would never come. The man was driving 120 miles a day to work ― 60 miles there in the morning and 60 miles back at night. He did this for seven years, putting thousands upon thousands of miles on his car. Not only was he wearing out his car, he was wearing out his body. Right across the

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Are You Willing to Pray and Believe for a New Life?

Lindsay Roberts – Fifth of five parts What is it in your life that has you in beggar’s robes today? Are you like Bartimaeus ― sitting in despair by the side of life’s road, hoping against hope that something or someone will have pity on you? Today is your day to start taking action ― to become so dissatisfied with the condition that the devil has put you in that you start crying out to God with a loud, persistent cry until you get the miracle you need! Are you in need of a physical miracle…a financial miracle…a healing in

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Will You Refuse to Be Silenced in Your Cry to God?

[su_heading size="18"] Will You Refuse to Be Silenced in Your Cry to God? [/su_heading] Lindsay Roberts – Fourth of five parts When Bartimaeus began to cry out to Jesus, the Bible says that “many charged him that he should hold his peace” (Mark 10:48). In other words, Bartimaeus had people on all sides telling him to “shut up” and leave Jesus — and them — alone. Bartimaeus had a decision to make at that moment: to give up and give in to peer pressure, or to continue to cry out in his faith. The Bible says Bartimaeus cried the more,

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Surviving the Storms of Life

Richard Roberts As I look back on my life, I can see that God has brought my family through many storms. I’ve learned that you cannot escape the storms of life, but you can survive them if you believe God. In Acts 27 NKJV, the apostle Paul was traveling in a boat on his way to Rome. He was one of 276 people on board. For many days the wind blew against the boat, and the sea washed over the deck, tossing the helpless vessel to and fro. In a frantic attempt to save themselves from drowning, the crew threw

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Recognizing the Voice of God

From the archives of Oral Roberts People often ask me how God speaks. I can only tell them how He speaks to me. When He does, I grab some paper and a pencil and start writing as fast as I can. God often speaks to my spirit on the inside of me, and I understand the words. At times He will speak to me in a still, small voice. Other times, His words will come up from my spirit into my head and fill it until it’s as if my head is roaring. Each time I have heard God’s voice,

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Raise the Roof

Richard Roberts One of Jesus’ miracles that stands out most vividly to me is the story of the four friends who carried a paralyzed man to the Lord so he could receive his healing. You’ll find the story in Luke 5:17–26. The men literally “raised the roof” to help their sick friend. The man had probably been paralyzed for many years, but he had friends who cared enough to take him to Jesus. In my spirit, I can see those men carrying their friend through the streets of Capernaum. They probably told him about the many miracles Jesus had already

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‘STOP IT’

Richard Roberts When I was a little boy, I was scared to death of one particular dog in our neighborhood that chased me every time I went down the street. The more he would chase me, the faster I would run. The faster I ran, the faster he ran. One day, I’d had enough. I just got fed up with being scared of that dog. I was running down the street, with him chasing after me, when suddenly I stopped and whirled around and shouted at him, “Stop it!” To my surprise, that dog stopped. He looked at me as

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