God wants you to “Arise and Shine”… to be prepared and expecting His favor and blessing…
Greetings to you! I’m so privileged to be in partnership with you, and to share this month what I believe God wants us to know as we partner together with Him…doing the greater works He’s called us to do.
These past few weeks I have preached all over the United States and I’ve also ministered to pastors in India. I tell you with all certainty, the presence and power of the Lord is moving mightily among His people.
Remember how God told me that 2018 would be a year of supernatural, divine uplift… A year of acceleration?… Well I’m seeing it everywhere I go.
God certainly seems to be ramping up His holy agenda for this world and shaking things up in the process! It is, indeed, uplifting to my faith and I pray it is to yours, also…because it’s for you, it’s for me and this ministry, and it’s for the Body of Christ. I am so excited to be right in the middle of it and if I’m in the middle of it, then because we are partners that puts YOU right in the middle of it too!
Partner… Isaiah 60, verse 1, says, “Arise, shine, for your light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.”
Now let’s examine this Word from God. “Arise” means “get up.” Now, you wouldn’t have to get up unless you were down. And many in the world today—even some Christians—are down. Down because doubt and fear have crept in due to some things they see happening in the world. Some are lonely and hurting inside. Some have suffered through sickness or long-term illness and it has taken its toll on their lives or on a loved-one’s life. Others have experienced the pain of a failed relationship. They feel defeated.
Some are being plagued with financial woes and are asking, Where is my provision from the Lord… When is it coming?
Perhaps, you are among those who are crying out, “Lord, I need your touch. I need You to speak to me and show me how to get out of what I’m going through!” If you are or know someone who is, then please continue reading. I believe this Word is for you.
Yes, it’s true. We all need God more than ever before.
God’s word to us is “Arise, get up!” That means to get up in your inner man… your spirit. Rise up in your inner person. The Bible tells us in Jude 19:20-21, But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. You’ll never get up on the outside (physically) until you get up on the inside (spiritually).
Then Isaiah said, “Shine, for your light has come.” In other words, cast off all those deadly, negative emotions that are holding you down and holding you back from realizing your full potential in God. You can take authority over those negative thoughts and feelings, replacing them with God’s Word. Begin to think on and meditate on those things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of a good report, have virtue, and are praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8).
You belong to God and not the devil and you can command the devil to take his hands off of your life. You can declare to him that you are in charge and he is not, because you have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. And always remember…Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). That’s when the light of the Lord in you can shine for others to see and be drawn to Jesus (Luke 11:33).
Then the scripture says “the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.” The glory is God’s presence, power and goodness. And as you and I arise and shine, His glory is going to come upon us in a very special way. And that way includes His miracles…miracles of healing, provision, favor and restoration.
I tell you, I believe that 2018 is your year! So, beginning today— more so than ever before— I want you to be expecting, expecting, expecting… God’s miracles to come your way!
God showed me that the end-time transfer of wealth from the unrighteous to the righteous is beginning this year. That transfer is going to change everything, and I mean everything.
Just like it did in Moses’ day when he and the Israelites marched out of Egypt with all the silver and gold and fine things, so they would have what they would need in order to establish a new nation. And in the same way, the Lord is going to do it again for us…those of us who are seeking His kingdom and righteousness first in our lives.
Now you may ask the question, “Whose hands are these end-time finances coming into?” I believe the end-time finances are coming into the hands of those who will arise and let their light shine and give unto the Lord like it’s going out of style. That means all of us…you, me, and this healing ministry. And you might also ask, “What’s the purpose for the transfer of finances…and why now? The purpose is the end-time harvest of souls.
Jesus said in Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” That means that every tribe and every tongue in this world needs to hear the gospel message. And the Lord has delayed His Second Coming until we, the Body of Christ, get the message of the Gospel to every person on earth. That means that everyone on this planet is to have an opportunity to hear the Good News of the saving, healing, and delivering power of Christ. Then and only then will the end come and the Lord will return to take us to heaven.
Partner, in light of what I’ve just told you, and because I’m confident you want to be a part of this move of God, I want to show you how you can be prepared and ready to let your light shine.
First of all, pray…Pray in tongues. And then, pray in your own language. Allow God to give you divine revelation and direction (Ephesians 1:17-18).
Second, give unto the Lord. Your giving to Him through this healing ministry will come up before the Lord as a sweet fragrance. God will use your gift and multiply it back to you in ways you need it most (Philippians 4:18 & Luke 6:38).
Third, expect the harvest from your gifts…your seeds planted. Just like the farmer who plants his crops then checks on them every day, watching for and expecting his miracle harvest to happen (Genesis 8:22).
Fourth, call in your miracle transfer of wealth with your mouth, by faith. Say it. Declare it. Say it out loud, like you mean it. Say it with boldness and authority for the devil to hear. Believe it and don’t stop declaring it (Romans 4:17 & Hebrews 4:16).
I’ll say it again, this is our year—yours and mine—to arise and shine for the light of God has come, and His glory… His presence, power and goodness…are coming upon us. We are watching it unfold right before our eyes. Oh my! I feel that…it’s all over me today as I write this letter.
And while it’s fresh on your mind, take the enclosed Prayer and Praise Sheet and write down your most urgent prayer requests for me to pray over. Do it right now! I love praying for you, but I don’t know what to pray for unless you tell me. Whatever the need, God knows and cares…and so do I. So, write it down and make it plain, so that I can pray and add my faith to it, believing with you for God’s miracle answers, according to His Word in 1 John 5:14-15.
Partner, make a note on your calendar for March 30. That’s Good Friday. You might ask, “What’s so good about Friday?” Well, Sunday is coming! And Sunday, April 1, is Easter.
On Good Friday, Lindsay and I will be conducting a Holy Communion Service on our TV program The Place for Miracles and we invite you to participate. I encourage you to have some bread and juice on hand and be ready to receive the Lord’s Supper with us on that day. We are believing for an outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit for healing… in every area of your life, as we pause to remember Jesus’ broken body which He gave for us and His atoning blood which was poured out for us on the Cross.
Now, there’s one more thing I want to offer you. Lindsay and I have compiled a list of some powerful, healing scriptures from the Bible—healing for every area of your life—spiritually, physically, and financially, which you can refer to every day to help strengthen and focus your faith for the healing you need from God. We’ve done this especially for you and I want you to have it. I believe it will be a handy reminder to declare and release your faith for your own healing, and… that it will help you to “Arise, Shine! For the light of God and His glory” that is coming upon you. See your Prayer and Praise Sheet for more details.
I’m expecting to hear from you soon… And don’t forget as you give your gift to God this month, I am joining my faith with yours for your need to be met according to Philippians 4:19, in Jesus’ name.
Your Partner for a Better Life in Christ,
P.S. Remember to mark your calendar…do it now…for Friday, March 30, so you can join Lindsay and me for a time of Holy Communion. We are believing for a great outpouring of God’s healing power as we partake of the Lord’s Supper together. Remember, you can watch The Place for Miracles online at OralRoberts.com.
And… download your copy of the Healing and Wholeness Scripture Page which we’ve put together just for you. I believe you’ll refer to it again and again as you are believing God for His healing miracles in your life.