August 2018 Mailing

Angels…What is their ministry to you and to me as God’s children?

Dear Partner,

Greetings to you in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! I’ve been praying for you… And I have been especially praying for the angels of the Lord to watch over you.

We don’t hear much about angels or their roles in our lives mentioned much. But the Bible says in Hebrews 1:14 that they are all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation. That means that the ministry of angels is dedicated to helping us and assisting us – Christians like you and me.

Now, remember, you didn’t lose your guardian angel just because you grew up! That angel is still assigned to you today. But in order for him to carry out an assignment on your behalf, he must be dispatched or sent forth.

Let’s take a look at what it means to “dispatch” someone. The dictionary says it means to instruct someone to go somewhere in order to carry out a task; to deal with something quickly or efficiently.

The Psalmist, speaking of angels, said in chapter 103, verses 20–21, Bless the Lord, you His angels, mighty in strength, who perform His word, obeying the voice of His Word! Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, you who serve Him, doing His will.

Partner, did you know that you have an angelic host just ready and waiting to go to bat for you? So, how do you activate or dispatch your angel to go forth and work on your behalf? Well, we see from the scripture above that the angels’ primary mission is to perform and obey the spoken Word of God.

So, you and I can send our angels out on specific missions for us. They are moved to action by the declared Word of God, to do His bidding and to carry out His will. They hearken to the spoken Word of God, so find out what God’s Word has to say about the situation or circumstances you find yourself in. Then, speak His Word putting your angel to work on your behalf.

I do this every day. I dispatch my angels to go forth and perform God’s Word in my life and bring in the things that I need for our ministry, as well as for me personally and for my family: So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it (Isaiah 55:11).

The good news is we can do this both individually—you can do the same thing in your own prayers as I do in mine—and corporately, as we partner together to do the greater works Jesus spoke of in John 14:12. You and I can call on our angels and dispatch them for specific assignments.

I’ll be talking more about angels and their work on behalf of believers on The Place for Miracles this month. You can watch on television, on our website, in our mobile app, YouTube, or Roku… See your prayer sheet for more information.

Recently, I have begun dispatching my angels to prepare the way for another ministry trip to India. Yes, that’s right! God is continuing to open doors for us in India!

In fact, the Lord told me He is gathering together another group of 1,000+ pastors from the rural areas of India who need help in ministering to their towns and villages. These are remote areas where there is little or no Internet, and where they, as pastors, have had very little training in ministry.

With the help of our ministry partner in India, everything for this 5-day conference is being readied. In October… a little more than 60 days away… I and my team will fly back to India. Already, more than 1,000 pastors from rural areas have registered for this time of training and ministry.

I’ll be teaching on healing, the Holy Spirit and seed-faith. These are the three subjects my dad spoke to me about when he prophesied a “double-portion anointing of the Holy Spirit” over my life in 2009. I will also lay my hands on each pastor and leader in prayer, anoint them with oil, and ordain them for ministry under the authority of the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association.

You know, India is the second-most populous country in the world with 1.3 billion souls. What an incredible opportunity to personally minister to these precious pastors…pastors and leaders who desperately want to bring the message of Jesus Christ’s love and His saving, healing, delivering power to hundreds of thousands or more in their communities. And, what an opportunity for you and this healing ministry to sow into these pastors’ lives and ministries and to be a part of ushering in the end time harvest of souls in India.

At the end of the conference, because of generous partners like you, I’ll be giving one of our Greater Works Outreach digital tablets to each pastor. Imagine the joy on these pastors’ faces the moment they realize they’re receiving 20,000 pages of biblical resources – some in their local language of Telugu, plus hundreds of hours of audio and video, including all my online Bible school classes and lectures…free of charge. Wow! It will be a great seed sown into their lives and I’m so thrilled to do it.

Here are just a few comments from letters we’ve received from pastors and leaders who attended our March outreach in India.

“I was very much encouraged by Dr. Richard Roberts and I strongly believe we will return back to our places with powerful anointing and will do great ministry for the expansion of His kingdom.” —Pastor Nathaniel

“Your teaching has taught me the importance of preaching, teaching and healing!” —Pastor Ratnam

This tablet is a blessed item in the hands of village pastors as we have no books, magazines, or other study materials and because it doesn’t require internet. We never cease to thank God for your love and concern towards India and especially our village pastors. Thanks for all the teaching aids.”             — Pastor Shalem Raju

“Thank you! My heart was touched by your messages on the Holy Spirit and healing…and then for your gift of the tablet. I am encouraged and the many books and videos are greatly useful in my life. Thank you so much and God bless your ministry. —Korra Raghu

As you might guess, the expenses for this outreach are not part of our regular budget, and it will cost a lot of money to put on a 5-day conference and provide food and lodging for more than 1000 pastors. Your prayers and your giving are absolutely essential in making this pastors’ conference in India…and all of our outreaches, a success. I’m praying and believing God for 500 or more partners to give an over and above gift of $120 this month and for at least 1,000 who can give $60.

Partner, I’m asking you to stand with me in this outreach and all that we are doing to reach people, equip leaders and demonstrate God’s power! This includes ministry to you, the pastors in India and other remote areas, and those around the world in need of salvation and healing.

Please pray about giving an over and above gift of $120, $60 or an amount larger or smaller as the Lord leads you…and I believe, according to His Word in Luke 6:38, your giving will be multiplied back to you in the ways you need most. October is just a few short months away and we must ship our materials soon. This is why I’m asking for your help right away.

I want to thank you again for your prayers and financial support which has already helped lead thousands to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Because of you, the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be preached… overseas, on television, online, and in every other way we can think of!

Along with this letter, I’m enclosing a special Prayer and Praise Sheet. I’m asking you to read it carefully, pray over it, and then in the space provided, let me know what you are believing for in your life and what you have dispatched your angel to bring into your life. Return it to me just as quickly as you can so that I can lay my hands on your needs and pray, joining my faith with yours for your miracle.

There is no distance in prayer!

I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon. May God richly bless you.

Your Partner for a Better Life in Christ,

Richard

P.S. I’m counting on your help! Please pray about a gift of $120, $60 or another amount the Lord lays on your heart to give into this healing ministry this month.

And don’t forget…You can speak the Word of God boldly and send forth your angel to prepare the way for God’s Word and God’s will…for His miracles… to be done in your life. I do it every day…and so can you!