August 2017 Mailing

Dear Partner,

I have a very important question for you. Do you need a healing? And, do you need it today? Do you need deliverance in your life or in the life of a family member… your wife, your husband, your children or some other loved one? I’m asking you to cut through all the one-liners… Get past all the easy fix formulas… all the doctor reports… And all the “I think” words of advice from neighbors and friends. Let your heart and mind come together as you answer this question for yourself: Do you need a healing today?

Now that you’ve shut out all the noise around you and have answered that important question for yourself, I have GREAT NEWS for you. GOD ALMIGHTY is ready and willing to get involved with you personally. God is ready to respond to your faith — personal trust — in His ability to fulfill His Word in and through your life.

It is important that you guard what I am about to tell you in the next few lines of this letter. Don’t allow the devil to steal the truth of the Word from you.  And remember, the devil will use anything or anyone––sometimes using even those closest to you––to distract you from what God wants to accomplish in and through your life.

There are simple keys that are crucial to you tapping into the healing and sustaining flow of God.

In the natural, you know you need basic ingredients to make a cake. You need some flour, eggs, milk, and sugar to start with. Now you can try making it without these, but it isn’t going to taste very good. And just like in making a cake, there are some basic keys (ingredients) to a supernatural, God-anointed healing.

FIRST, you must have faith. And the good news is, Romans 12:3 tells us God has given to every person the measure of faith. “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” You see, when you were created, when God gave you birth, when He breathed the breath of life into your body, He gave you faith. He gave you the measure, not a measure. He gave you the measure of faith.

Now I hear some people say, “I don’t have any faith.” Well, that is simply NOT true! Everyone has faith. You may choose not to use your faith, but I can assure you God’s Word tells you, you have it! You were born with it. God has given to every person the measure of faith, so you have all the faith that you need. It is critical that you not allow the devil to steal this truth from you. And also, not to let any other person talk you out of it.

Don’t ask God to Increase Your Faith…

I hear some people say, “Lord, I want you to increase my faith.” Please hear me when I tell you this powerful truth that has gotten buried in far too many Believers. God doesn’t have to increase your faith because, as I told you, when you were born, He gave you the correct measure of faith.

Right here, as you are reading this letter, I challenge you to place a guard on your words as you settle this powerful truth in your heart.  From today forward, never again say, “I don’t have faith,” or “I don’t have enough faith,” because you do. That’s a key… you have faith… all the faith you need…  don’t allow anyone to tell you differently!

NOW, let’s take the next step…

Please read the following very carefully… Just having faith is not enough. When you’re baking a cake, you know having the eggs, milk, sugar, and other ingredients ready to go into the cake is not enough. All of the ingredients must be mixed together. You have to meet the requirements of the recipe to bake a successful cake.

This is where things start happening in the supernatural.  You must release your faith to God…

Having faith is not enough. You must do something with your faith. You must release your faith to God. Well, how do I release my faith to God, you say? You turn it loose. Well, how do I turn it loose? You let it go… You release it to God and put it into ACTION!

A man said to me, Richard, I have all the faith in the world. And I replied, “Well, that’s the problem. You’ve still got it.” Your faith must be released to God.

Here are two questions: First, can faith be perceived? And secondly, can faith be seen? In Acts chapter 14, the apostle Paul was in the city of Lystra. Lystra was where modern-day Turkey is today. Paul was preaching and the Bible says there was a man in the crowd who was crippled. He was lame. He had never, ever walked before, and the Bible says that Paul perceived that the man had faith for healing. And so, Paul called it out. He said, “Rise up on your feet!”And the man released his faith and believed God. Read this sentence one more time… He released it (put it into action) and stood up and walked by the power of God. He was healed in the presence of all those witnesses. What happened? As the man who was lame released his faith, the supernatural hand of God touched and healed him.  Yes, faith can be perceived.

Then in Mark chapter 2, there were four men who were concerned about their friend. They had faith and believed for his healing. But he couldn’t get himself to Jesus. He was also crippled and lame. And so they picked up the mat on which he lay and carried him to the house where Jesus was preaching. Now the Bible says in Mark 2:4, “And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press (crowd), they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.” But the Bible doesn’t stop the recording of this powerful event there. It also says the power of the Lord was present to heal.

You need to be in an Atmosphere of Miracles

When the friends of the lame man released their faith (acted on their faith), and took their friend who was lame into the atmosphere of the miracle working Jesus, something very exciting happened. In that atmosphere of miracles, Jesus spoke, and the miraculous hand of God healed and restored the man ––the same man who only a few minutes earlier lay outside on a mat unable to get to Jesus. What a difference the releasing of faith made…   

They carried the man to the house but they couldn’t get in because of the crowd. But they would not be stopped because they were men of faith. They were believing God for their friend’s healing. And so they carried him up on the roof and tore off the tiling and lowered him into the presence of Jesus. And the Bible says in Mark chapter 2—look it up and read it—that Jesus looked up and saw their faith. Yes, faith can be seen. Jesus saw their faith and He healed that paralytic man.

It is important for you, Partner, to be in an atmosphere of miracles. It is important for you to be in a church where those around you believe in miracles. It is important that you tune into TV broadcasts like The Place for Miracles where people believe in the power of God…where people are not surprised by miracles. Guard against being in the atmosphere where someone says, “Miracles don’t exist anymore, they were for Bible days.”  No, you need to be in an atmosphere of healing.

Now let’s settle one more powerful principle… God is not a God of relief. He is a God of restoration. When the miraculous hand of God is allowed to operate in your life you will know the difference between the relief and restoration. Let this truth take root in your heart: God does not mask the pain and discomfort, He REMOVES IT! The God we serve is not the God of relief. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God who spoke the universe into existence is the God of restoration. He restores broken health… He removes pain and discomfort… so you can be a walking, talking witness of His work in and through your life. God doesn’t “mask” pain…  He REMOVES IT from your body so your healing will glorify His work in and through you.

As you complete and return the enclosed Prayer and Praise Sheet, I’m asking you to respond by releasing (acting on) your faith for the miracle you need from God. This is the time to get specific with God. And while I will respect your confidentiality, I want you to know I will share enough of your need with our Prayer Team –– a group of godly men and women who understand operating in an atmosphere of miracles… and we will pray with and for you. I believe with all of my heart that God is ready and willing to act in your life as you release your faith, believing for Him to heal and restore you to be a living witness of His glory to those around you.

Now is the time to ACT on your faith, “And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour” Matthew 9:20-22. God did not just provide relief from her condition, He REMOVED her condition and provided RESTORATION because she made a decision to RELEASE (act on) her faith! Jesus is ready to respond to you when you are ready to release your faith for your healing.

If you are facing a need in your finances…

I have great news for you… God is ready to provide you Abundant, Overcoming Life! Because it pleases Him! Psalm 35:27 says, Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; and let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” God wants to bless you because it brings Him pleasure to see you prosper. And pleasing God should be at the top of your daily to-do list.

And the Lord shall make you have a surplus of prosperity, through the fruit of your body, of your livestock, and of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you (Deuteronomy 28:11). Notice this scripture doesn’t say He will give you a surplus of poverty. It says He’ll give you a surplus of prosperity. And there is a variety of ways in which God can get money to you. Why does He want to bless you so abundantly? It’s simple. He promised our forefathers to do so, and He keeps His Word. “He is not a man that He should lie” (Numbers 23:19).

It is God’s will to bless you abundantly. He didn’t come to give you abundant lack. He came to give you abundant life. It pleases Him to see you do well in life. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

Now let’s talk about your giving, which is critical to your future. The seed offering you sow unto the Lord must be significant to you. In other words, it must be an ACT of releasing your faith unto the Lord!  And the king (David) said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver” (2 Samuel 24:24). Purpose in your heart today that as you sow your seed this month that God will use it mightily for His glory and multiply it back to you in the way you need it most.

As you complete and return the enclosed Prayer and Praise Sheet, I challenge you to respond exactly as God is leading you to act on your faith. I challenge you to join me in sowing a personal “Releasing My Faith” offering unto the Lord.

I look forward to receiving your Prayer and Praise Sheet and praying a prayer of consecration over your personal “Releasing My Faith” offering unto the Lord.

Your Partner in Releasing Faith for miracles,

Richard

PS: If you have not requested your personal prayer cloth from me… one that I have laid my hands on, please use your Prayer and Praise Sheet to let me know. I want you to have this powerful point of contact, to help you understand that we are to live in an, “Atmosphere of Miracles.”