Did you read my last letter… the one where I said, “God wants you to have A Better Life?” Well, I’m going to pick up right where I left off, because in my spirit, I believe that God wants you to know that you can have a better life. Read and re-read these words carefully… Let them sink in… God wants YOU to have a better life.
God wants you to have a better life in your spirit, your mind, your body, your finances, your relationships… In fact, He wants you to have a better life in every area… And God has called me to help you understand why you need A Better Life, and to help you tap into it.
Now, how do I do that? By highlighting how important and beneficial “a better life” is to you…by teaching it… and preaching it… and continually reminding you of God’s promises for you… just like I’m doing in this letter.
You might say, “Richard, why is knowing about God’s better life for me so important?” I’ll tell you why. It’s because we’re living in the end-times, and things in the world are getting darker and darker out there.
We’re witnessing exactly what the Bible prophesied would take place in this age… nations rising up against nations… wars and rumors of wars (see Matthew chapter 24). We’re seeing earthquakes in places where they’ve never happened before. We’re seeing the wholesale abortion of babies, civil unrest, racial tension, and mad men threatening to blow up the world, while they hide out in secrecy. We’re experiencing unbelievable dissension and disagreement on how to tackle our nation’s problems. We send men and women to our seats of government with their big promises, yet they seem to spend most of their time arguing, fighting, and trying to get re-elected.
But I have news! As bad as it seems, it is not yet the end. For the Bible says in Matthew 24:14, This gospel (that is, the Gospel of Jesus Christ that we preach) must be preached in all nations as a witness, and then shall the end come. You see, it’s not over until we, as Christians, have done our job and given the Gospel of Christ to every person on earth. All people groups, all tribes, all language groups must hear this message before Christ can fulfill the rest of the Bible and come to take us out of here, to live with Him forever.
Now, the Bible also tells us that there is an end-time transfer of wealth coming to God’s people (Proverbs 13:22, Deuteronomy 8:18 & Job 27:16-17). And that transfer of money, combined with the love of God in us, is how we will reach the world with God’s saving, healing, and delivering power.
But I believe with all my heart that only those who sow into this end-time harvest of souls are going to receive from the transfer of finances that is coming. And believe me, that transfer of money is coming, just as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow morning. And that’s why you need a better life, so you can be a part of the end-time harvest.
And as the world gets darker and times look bleak, you and I, and others like us, can be salt and light to a world that is dying and crying out for help. We can be godly examples of that better life I’m talking about… a life filled with answers, health, finances, and yes, MIRACLES… because the Source of a better life is JESUS. He is the WAY, the TRUTH, and THE LIFE (John 14:16). He is the Light in this ever-darkening world.
What is a miracle? A miracle is a supernatural intervention of God. It’s when God steps in on the scene and changes everything. A miracle cannot be explained away. It’s a true testimony of God’s power in action.
Let me give you some examples… In January, my wife, Lindsay, was diagnosed with Stage 4 thyroid cancer. Now, just nine months later, through prayer and medicine, her recent medical tests show no cancer in her body. Friend, that’s what I call “Stage Zero.” Praise God! That’s a miracle!
Perhaps you’ve faced a seemingly impossible situation and then received an answer in prayer. That’s a miracle. Maybe you’ve faced a crisis and God has brought you through. That’s a miracle. Maybe God has brought in extra money when you didn’t know how you were going to meet your financial obligations. That’s a miracle!
You see, the road to a better life is paved with miracles, and you just can’t explain a miracle away!
It was in the 1950s when God gave my father, Oral Roberts, the phrase, “Expect a Miracle.” He was in a healing crusade in Miami, Florida, and a group of atheists vowed to disrupt his preaching, perform what was called, in those days, a citizen’s arrest, and put my dad in jail. If they had been successful, it would have been all over the news. Their charge would have been “Practicing Medicine without a License.”
Of course, that was ridiculous. But if the atheists had been successful, it would have hurt our ministry… not to mention the great crowds that filled the tent each night, who came expecting miracles.
That afternoon, my dad went to his hotel room to take a short nap and then prepare for the evening service. While asleep, he was awakened by a hand on his shoulder. It was the Lord, for no one else was in the room. “Oral Roberts,” the Lord said, “Expect a miracle. Expect a new miracle every day.”
Hearing those words caused my dad’s faith to soar, and that night, the atheists never showed up. Many salvations and healing miracles did happen during that crusade, and many lives were touched and changed.
And listen… Just as in Bible days, Miracles are still happening today! The world is hungry for them. Sadly, many are looking in the wrong places. They need someone like you and me to show them the God of miracles. They need someone who has a better life from the Lord, as an example of what can be done with a life yielded to God, through Jesus Christ, His Son.
Let me say it again…No matter where you are in life now and no matter what has happened in your past, God wants you to have A Better Life…
A life that is:
• in closer relationship with the Lord (John 17:3).
• enjoying all the abundance that He has for you, according to 3 John 2.
• experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit.
• receiving miracles of healing, so that you’re walking in health.
• getting your needs met, in every area of your life.
Partner, a better life doesn’t mean you are a spectator and just watching life pass you by. A better life puts you into a preferred position to do something positive and touch the lives of people around you.
That’s why there is a divine connection between you, me, and this healing ministry. That’s why our relationship as partners and your seed-faith gifts each month are so vitally important.
You may say, “Richard, why is our partnership so vitally important?” I’ll tell you why.
In just a little over 90 days, I, and my healing team, will be traveling to central India. Remember, India is the second-largest country in the world, right behind China in population. And there is a desperate need for Jesus in that nation.
I’ll be ministering to more than 1,000 indigenous pastors whose ministries are in areas where there is no Internet, or access to it. Most of these pastors have never had any formal ministry training, so I’ll also be giving each pastor one of our global outreach Greater Works tablets, with more than 18,000 pages of Spirit-filled resources from the Oral Roberts Ministries, plus over 200 hours of audio and video to help them to grow and expand their own ministries.
It’s really like having an entire Bible School in a tablet… a tool that can help equip them to share the saving, healing, delivering power of God, through Jesus, our Savior and Lord.
Just think about that nation… India… It’s on the world’s stage right now. That’s why it’s so important that we keep up the momentum for the Greater Works Vision. As I have met and talked with some of these pastors, I see that many have already experienced salvation and healing in dramatic ways in their own lives, and have a zeal and a call to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their villages and communities.
These pastors will be the real army in their nation, spreading the Gospel and helping to usher in the end-time harvest of souls.
And you, as my partner in this healing ministry, YOU… are the real hero, one of those making this outreach to India possible.
I know I’ve said it before but, I can’t tell you enough how important your role is in the Greater Works Vision, and just how much, not only I, but these pastors, appreciate your giving. They may not know your name, but they love you, and appreciate you, and we will all share in the joy of the harvest of souls you helped bring in to the Kingdom!
As I’m sure you can imagine, this is a huge undertaking for our ministry. And all the extra expense is not part of our regular budget. That’s why I’m asking you now for your very best, above-and-beyond seed gift.
We’re working full-speed on getting all the tablets prepared to be shipped to India. Personally, I’ve been studying and preparing myself for how I want to minister to those pastors while I’m there. As a part of my time with them, I’ll be anointing them with oil and laying my hands on them in prayer, believing God for a special touch in their lives.
Will you help me? Will you help me now? I need your help to accomplish what the Lord has called me to do in India and around the world.
In case you missed it, let me remind you also of my special gift offer in my last letter. It’s a new, 2-CD set from my wife, Lindsay, and me. Our messages, “God Wants You to Have a Better Life” and “The Four R’s on the Path to a Better Life,” are powerful and carry the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon them.
This new CD set is right in the middle of God’s timing, and it is especially for you. For your best seed-faith gift this month, I will send it to you, FREE. It’s here and ready to go into the mail. Please join me in sharing this timely message with your family and friends. Invite them to listen with you or tell them they can go online to www.oralroberts.com and request their own personal copy.
Thank you again for every seed you sow into this healing ministry. Believe me, it is so important, because I cannot do it alone. I must have help from my partners and friends like you.
May the God of peace, joy, love and prosperity bless you and keep you in every area of your life, in the name of Jesus.
Your Partner for a Better Life in Christ,
PS. Let me say it one more time…Don’t ever forget how important you are to me and to this healing ministry. I need you, and I want you on my team. And together, we can make a difference. We can help bring in the end-time harvest of souls, just as our Lord has said.
When you return your Praise and Prayer sheet to me this month, along with your best seed-faith gift, I will send you the brand new, 2-CD set, “God Wants You to Have a Better Life.” It’s two separate messages and we recorded it just for you to show you from God’s Word that He really does want you to have A Better Life. And we tell you how to get it! I believe it will be a tremendous blessing to you and your loved-ones.