I love Christmas… I’ve always loved Christmas and I have always looked forward to celebrating Jesus’ birth. I love being around a decorated tree with my family. It’s always been a special time at our house.
But to me, celebrating Christmas is not just about trees and ornaments, tinsel and presents… although I love giving presents and receiving them too.
Celebrating Christmas is a fresh reminder that the reason for the season is because Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, was born… Almighty God sent His son, born of a virgin in a lowly manger… Emmanuel… God with us.
The Bible tells the story of how the Magi (the wise men) saw Jesus’ star in the east and began a long and difficult journey, following the star as it went ahead of them. They were determined to go wherever it led them so they could worship the newborn King. (You can read the Christmas story for yourself in Matthew chapter 2 and Luke chapter 2.)
When the wise men arrived in Jerusalem they inquired, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?” They discovered the prophets of old had written that He would be born in Bethlehem, in Judea.
When wicked king Herod learned that the Magi had come bringing their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to worship this “so-called king,” he was greatly disturbed. And trying to find out exactly where the child was so he could have him killed, he said to them, “When you find him, come back and tell me where he is so that I might also worship him.” But it was a lie.
Now, believe me, the devil knew how important the birth of Christ would be to you and me and to this world that he wanted for his own. He planned and plotted and tried to kill Jesus from the very beginning.
After the Magi presented their gifts to Joseph, Mary, and the Christ child, they were warned in a dream that they should not return to Jerusalem and to King Herod, but instead, to go back home by another way.
Now that is a very special word to you today. When you have an experience with Jesus, when you accept Him as not only Savior, but Lord of your life, He causes you to go “another way”…a way you have not traveled before.
When I gave my heart to Christ at the age of nineteen, my life took a dramatic turn, and I went another way in order to follow after the Lord. And I am still following that path today… that road to a Better Life in Him.
I encourage you this Christmas season, as you celebrate with your family or friends, to focus in on Jesus…His saving, healing, and delivering power and on the reason He came to this earth—the abundant and eternal life He came to give you and me…for He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He hasn’t changed and He is not going to change.
Jesus is here for you right now… and so am I…
In fact, you still have time to write down your hopes, dreams and prayer requests and send them to me, so I’ll have them before the new year. I will pray the prayer of faith over them.
I look forward to receiving them. Just use your enclosed Prayer and Praise sheet and mail it to me just as quickly as you can.
And… if you haven’t already done it, be sure to request my new book, Your Road to a Better Life. It’s my gift to you for your best seed-faith gift sown into this healing ministry.
This book is a 91-day, step-by-step journey that I believe will be a great help to you as you navigate the twists and turns of everyday life. It’s only one short chapter a day for thirteen weeks; a roadmap for life containing key spiritual truths from God’s Word to help you in every area of your life… spiritually, physically, and financially.
Here’s what my good friend, Marcus Lamb, President and Founder of Daystar TV Network, had to say…
“With sincerity, humor, candor and conciseness, my friend Richard Roberts tackles the incredibly important topic of healing—for body, mind and soul—in his newest book, Your Road to a Better life. This faith-filled book, full of God’s word and true stories of the miraculous, will challenge and inspire you to fully embrace the supernatural bounty that the Lord has planned for your life.”
Wow! I thank Marcus for his kind words and for sharing with you the profound impression my book had on him.
Partner, I believe Your Road to a Better Life will also have a strong and positive impact on you, as well, and will encourage you daily on your road to a miraculous life in Christ. For your best seed gift into this ministry this month, I will send it to you as quickly as possible.
And one important note… Time is short, and I want you to have the opportunity to partner with me in our Greater Works outreach to India in February.
I will be traveling with my team to two towns in central India and ministering to twelve hundred pastors. These pastors will be coming from remote villages from all over India, just to attend the meetings. Most of them live on only $45 a month and cannot come without your help.
Many will travel as long as 14 to 24 hours by train to receive teaching on the Holy Spirit, healing and seed-faith. They are in desperate need of training and the resources to win their villages and communities to Christ. And you can be a part of making this life-changing conference possible.
For a gift of $200, you can sponsor an Indian pastor’s accommodations and food for the time my team and I will be there teaching and training them, and… put a Greater Works tablet—containing hundreds of hours of audio and video and thousands of pages of biblical teaching from Oral Roberts Ministries—into each and every pastor’s hands.
Partner, did you know that India is the second largest nation in the world with 1.3 billion people who worship 3 million gods? Of that 1.3 billion people, approximately 5% are Christians. And many of these believers are threatened and persecuted for their faith in Christ.
This must change if the people of India are to come to know the saving, healing, delivering power of Jesus… if they are to be saved and not lost.
You can make an incredible difference and be part of changing a nation. Will you sow an end of the year gift to help me in this outreach to India and all that we are doing to spread the Gospel around the world?
Thank you so much for your prayers and your support. It’s a privilege to partner with you in the work God has called this healing ministry to as we move forward in 2018!
Please respond to this letter as soon as you can with your prayer requests and your end-of-year seed-gift. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Until then, I remain your partner in ministry to bring the lost to Christ.
Lindsay and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
PS. Thank you in advance for your continued partnership and for blessing this healing ministry with your end of the year seed-gift.
And… don’t forget to request your copy of Your Road to a Better Life. I look forward to getting it into your hands, because I believe it will be a great encouragement to your faith as you believe for God’s miracles!