I value your partnership and I am writing today with an urgent message about the Oral Roberts Ministries, the ministry that you have known and loved…the ministry that has touched your life and millions of others…the ministry established by my father, Oral Roberts, and that God has sustained these many years.
Because you and I are partners together in this healing ministry, I feel a burden to tell you what’s happened. If I don’t tell you, then you won’t know any details and may be upset with me for not telling you, so thank you for allowing me to just share my heart with you…
Over the last months, our ministry income has gone down…way down. I have sought the Lord. Lindsay and I have increased our personal giving to the ministry. I have directed the ministry to sow offerings for disaster relief and missions to widows and orphans. And of course, we continue to plant into the lives of pastors and ministers in underdeveloped countries.
Partner, we must keep moving forward on all fronts. It is important for us (that means you and me) to end 2017 strong…not just this month, but every month, so that we all enter 2018 in victory! God’s Word tells us that He desires that you and I would prosper and be in health, even as our souls prosper (3 John 2).
These are exciting times…Think about it! We have received almost 150,000 testimonies from people who have been healed through this ministry in just the past 20 years… Men and women all over the world, whose lives were made better because you and I, as partners, have done what God has directed!
Every day, our books, CDs, DVDs and ministry resources are blessing hundreds of thousands of people. Our television programs are seen around the world – not just on television – but through Roku, the Miracles Television app, and the Internet. The Place for Miracles has become a shining light to thousands who view us each week.
I want you to know that when I preach and pray for the sick with a strong anointing, God confirms His Word with signs and wonders. I know you as my ministry partner are right there with me. You believe with me for the miracles God has for His people.
Through the Greater Works Vision, we are literally reaching out to not just millions, but to billions of people around the world. The Greater Works tablets are blessing the lives and ministries of pastors in underdeveloped nations. Together, you and I are impacting their villages, their communities, and their nations for the glory of God.
As I have stepped out and boldly taught the messages of healing, seed-faith and the Holy Spirit, it seems the ministry’s finances continue to be attacked. And, without the finances to pay our bills, this ministry will not be able to continue.
Make no mistake about it, the enemy is real. John 10:10 says, he comes to steal, kill and destroy and he is doing everything in his power to slow down the finances desperately needed to keep our ministry in the black.
Like us, Jesus lived in this world and faced the challenges we face. I’m reminded of Matthew 17:24-27. There was a bill that Jesus and His disciples had no money to pay, so Jesus sent Peter to the sea to fish. Peter’s faith was so strong that he obeyed the exact words of Jesus; and the first fish he caught had enough money in its mouth to take care of that financial obligation. In my spirit, I see Jesus doing the same thing for you and me.
Now, financial attacks are something that have happened at other times in this ministry, as well.
When I was a boy, I remember hearing my dad talk about running out of money when building our ministry headquarters. Yes, my dad – Oral Roberts – experienced challenges…But praise God, he knew what to do about it. He took his challenge to God – His Source – and his partners responded in faith, and the construction was completed.
I also saw this several times with the University. We would have more expenses than we had money to cover, but each time we faced such a challenge, God came through.
Now, here we are again… The enemy would like nothing more than to see the Greater Works Vision brought to a stop and this healing ministry slowed down. I hope you will join me in saying: This CANNOT happen! Praise God, you and I know our Source.
I believe it is time to rise up and attack this lack. In 2 Kings 7, there were four lepers who sat at the gates of Samaria. There was a terrible famine because an enemy army had shut down all supplies to the city. Nothing and no one could get in or get out. Elisha prophesied a miracle was on the way.
Meanwhile the lepers sat there. They were not only sick; they were hungry. Then their faith rose up and they said, “Why do we sit here until we die?” So they arose and headed toward the enemy camp, hoping they could find food. Their action of faith struck a blow for their deliverance…
And, as the lepers acted and moved toward the enemy, God multiplied their footsteps. The sound of their footsteps frightened the enemy, and the army fled, leaving behind all of their supplies.
The lepers walked into the enemy camp to find plenty of food and water, plus many other necessities. Later, when the people of the city heard what had happened, they came running. And the siege of the city was broken.
Yes, Elisha prophesied that it would happen, and it did!
Now, I am prophesying with my mouth and my faith…. I believe today that God is going to move on the hearts of many to sow into this healing ministry. And as they do, He will not only provide the seed (2 Corinthians 9), but will multiply the seed back in a miraculous harvest.
God has shown me that our (yours, mine, and this ministry’s) very best days are yet ahead. Naturally, satan wants to destroy that. No wonder he is fighting us so hard. But, I am telling you that the devil will not win this battle because we are going to use our faith and march against him and all of his demonic forces… And, we are going to win this fight! I am releasing my faith for it today, in Jesus’ Name.
So you may say, “Richard, what can I do to help?”
You can help by planting a special seed-faith offering right now. Then ask the Lord what He is directing you to do between now and December 31.
In John 12:24, Jesus said, “Except a kernel of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone. But if it dies (if it is sown), it produces much fruit.” I believe He was saying that only what you sow can be multiplied back to you. And that’s what I am expecting to happen for you as you sow into this miracle offering.
Partner, I’m believing you will say, “Yes! Richard, count me in!” Being a part of this miracle offering is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Pray and allow the Holy Spirit to direct your seed-faith offering.
Use the enclosed Miracle Prayer and Praise sheet to send your personal seed-faith miracle offering as quickly as you can get it in the mail.
Now, begin to praise God for the miracle He has for you and for this ministry! Praise Him for the miracle and victory— victory for this healing ministry… and, a victory for you!
Thank you for reading this letter and allowing me to be very honest with you. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon and praying for your needs and miracle harvest.
Your Partner in Unstoppable Increase,
P.S. If you haven’t had the opportunity to closely read every word of this letter, PLEASE go back to page one and read it carefully. Don’t let anything distract you… Don’t let anything or anyone steal the miracle blessing God has for you. Remember, God is our Source, and He works through you and me. I’m expecting, without a shadow of a doubt, that as you obey Him in faith, He will not only take your seed and use it for His glory…He will also multiply it back to you, giving you a harvest to meet your personal needs…a harvest that includes healing, deliverance, provision, strength, wisdom, peace and everything else that you could have need of.
Thank you for standing with me as a partner and for listening to the leading of the Holy Spirit.