Mid-December Letter

Dear Partner,

Right now, I am praising God for YOU! As I reflect on the days of 2016, there is so much I would like to tell you. Often, as I have walked onto the platform to deliver the message God placed in my heart for that specific service, I could feel the prayers of our ministry partners undergirding me… standing with me… uplifting me… praising God with me… as I pointed men, women, and young people to the life that is theirs when they make Jesus the Lord of their lives.

Following such an experience where there are mighty moves of the Holy Spirit with many salvations and healings in the service, I would be talking with our team at the office and they would tell me about a letter or a particular call to our Abundant Life Prayer Group confirming how the prayers of our partners released the miraculous hand of God on my behalf. Partner, because I never take your prayerful support of what God is doing through our ministry together for granted, I believe what I am writing to you right now is so important…

This morning I find myself reminded of a simple melody, wrapped around one of the most powerful truths every Believer should embrace every hour of every day. Allow God to stir your spirit as you read the following:What a Mighty God we serve, What a Mighty God we serve. Angels bow before Him, Heaven and Earth adore Him, What a Mighty God we serve.” Now allow the Holy Spirit to rekindle a fire of adoration in your spirit by reading those same words again with one power-releasing change… Change the word “we” to “I.” This is shouting ground!

Recently, in a personal letter, I pointed out how YOU, a blood-bought Child of the Most High God, hold the key to a powerful relationship between you and the power of God –– the same power reflected in everything Jesus did during His time on earth because of His relationship with His Father, the God of the Universe.

This same power is yours when you come into a partnership with Jesus. The same power which is released when two Believers come into agreement, with Jesus at the Center. The Word tells us, “How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight…” (Deuteronomy 32:30)? It is the Power of Partnership (agreement) at work between the God of Abraham and His children. The same POWER is available to you!

Please read the following very carefully. What you are reading right now is foundational to the plan God has for us as we step boldly into the exciting days He has for us in 2017! No smoke and mirrors… No good sounding one-liners… No formulas… God is simply telling us to come into agreement with Him concerning His plan for our lives and to watch the Power of Partnership at work!

The Power of Partnership… GETTING IT RIGHT!

It is important to partner with the right people “He that walketh with wise men, shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed” (Proverbs 13:20).

As you partner with righteous people, righteousness will begin to manifest itself in your life. However, equally true, when you associate with the ungodly, you could find yourself caught in situations of tragic consequences.

Institutions all across this nation are full of men and women who chose to come alongside the wrong crowd and stepped into a position of guilt by association. Likewise, partnering with the right people brings a totally different result. Being associated with people who know how to flow in God’s abundance will help set the atmosphere that will allow you to start flowing in that same abundance.

Come into partnership with people committed to acting on their faith in God’s ability to fulfill His EVERY promise in their lives and you’ll start seeing the power of faith being made more evident in your own life.

There is nothing like being in association with men and women of like precious faith. “Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:” (2 Peter 1:1-3).

I challenge you to come into partnership with people who walk in the JOY of the Lord, and it won’t be long until you find yourself spending more and more of your time walking in, and talking about the JOY of the Lord. Be reminded by Nehemiah’s words, “…for the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).

I pray you will allow this truth to become a part of your very lifestyle: The blessing of the people with whom you associate will automatically start happening in your life as you allow yourself to participate in God’s blessing plan for your life.

Lot was blessed by his partnership with Abraham… When you read Genesis 13:2, you see the picture of a wealthy Abraham, “And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.” However, it had not always been that way. Abraham came out of Ur of the Chaldees with everything he owned on a couple of carts—traveling with his unemployed nephew, Lot. In other words, Abraham and Lot left town with only what they could carry, but something very exciting happened through their association…

On their journey to the Promised Land, God’s promise began to manifest and Abraham became very rich. However, there was NO PROMISE made to his nephew, Lot. In reality, according to the scriptures, Lot wasn’t even supposed to be on the journey with Abraham. Genesis 12 records that God told Abraham to leave all kindred (all his relatives) behind.

However, Genesis 13:6 records that something very exciting happened as a result of Lot’s association with Abraham,And Lot also, which went with Abraham, had flocks, and herds, and tents…for their substance was great.”

Think about it! Two men started with very little. One was following God into ministry; the other was along as a helper—a partner with Abraham. They left home with no more than they could carry. However, the power of God was with them because one of them had a promise from God that promised enough wealth to bless all the families of the world. The other one was blessed for no other reason than his association with God’s special anointing on the one to whom He had given His promise.

This is exciting… In Genesis 39 you will find Joseph going into Potiphar’s house. As you read this, keep in mind that Potiphar was an unbeliever. However, Joseph had the anointing of God upon his life. “And it came to pass from the time that he [Potiphar] had made him overseer of his house, and all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field” (Genesis 39:5). Let there be no mistake about what happened in this record. God blessed Potiphar the Egyptian because of his association with Joseph.

Partner, these are exciting days… I invite you to come alongside me and Oral Roberts Ministries 2017 as a partner in telling people around the world of the power that is available to them when they accept Jesus and make Him Lord of their lives. I believe the abundance of blessing that God has placed upon this Ministry will also be for us together as we respond to the mission God has placed before us to lift up the Healing Jesus to the hurting of this world.

What we sow together we will reap together in the Harvest of His promises. I am not asking you to make a specific monthly pledge of financial support to this ministry. I’m asking you to stand with me through your prayers and faithful financial support of what God is doing in and through this ministry, as we continue to move ahead on all fronts to win the lost, as He directs.

This is not a radical concept… It is rooted and grounded in the Word. And I remind you that God is faithful to His Word. I challenge you to rekindle your fire for reaching the lost and seeing the God of more-than-enough meet financial needs… I challenge you to see yourself on the front lines of ministry… See yourself involved in the blessing plan God has for those who choose to participate in the harvest God has for our work… together.

This is your time to step into the magnificent power of God for the supernatural with a brand new boldness for the days ahead. Right now you may see your pantry full while God is seeing you feeding entire food banks… You may see your bills paid in full while God is seeing you doing greater works than Jesus did as He fulfilled His earthly ministry. You may be seeing a retirement in your future while God is seeing a REFIRING as you stand with us in support of what God is calling us to accomplish in this brand new year.

You may be seeing yourself slowing down while God is seeing you with more free time to sow into winning the lost and helping the hurting. THESE ARE EXCITING DAYS… and I believe you, as a blood-bought child of the Most High God, are in the right place at the right time to be an active participant in God’s plan for your life at a whole new level.

You have proven your stewardship. You have proven you can be trusted with His blessing. This is the time to sow for the harvest of no limit. As the meal and oil did not run out for the widow in 1 Kings 17, I believe God has positioned you for just such a miracle. Now is NOT the time to settle for anything less. “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). All He requires is your permission and your willingness to partner with Him as a participant in His magnificent power plan for your life.

I believe we are on the brink of something great happening in the lives of all who make the choice to see themselves as a participant in the Greater Works God has for us to accomplish. You hold the Key to the level of involvement. The Key is getting involved… the Key is coming into a relationship with God’s plan for your life in such a way that He can bless you as you bless others. No secret formula involved… The Word is not a mystery at this point. Seed Time and Harvest is fundamental to God’s plan to bless His people, and that includes blessing you!

As you prepare to step boldly into the coming days of 2017, I challenge you to act upon your faith in God’s ability to fulfill His every promise in your life. Because He knows the harvest you are going to need in the days, weeks, and months ahead, I challenge you to allow Him to direct your Partnership Seed Gift as you respond to the truths I have shared with you in this letter.

As you complete and return the enclosed Prayer and Praise Sheet, I challenge you to ACT on your faith with a new boldness… See yourself as God sees you… And let’s come together as Greater Works Ministry Partners to lift up Christ with a RENEWED FIRE OF COMPASSION. “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Corinthians 1:9-10).

I look forward to hearing from you and standing with you for the Power of Agreement to be released in and through your life in exciting new ways. If you need a healing in your body, please use the Prayer and Praise Sheet to let me know about it. If there is a financial need in your life, let me know about it. As your partner in Ministry, I want to come into agreement with you that the Greater Works of our Heavenly Father are released to work in and through your life.

Your Partner, Standing with You in Agreement,
Richard