Mid-October Letter

Dear Partner,

I’m writing to you with a spirit of excitement in my heart. Every time the Holy Spirit directs me to get specific with you, my partner in ministry, I know He is preparing us to move in the supernatural for a specific reason. The Holy Spirit is moving us, under His protection, to move into the arena of life in a very special way…

Recently I told you how in 1985 my dad, Oral Roberts, warned us in a prophecy to our ministry partners that there would be a new wave of terrorism that would flame throughout the world. He wrote, “At the same time assassinations will dramatically increase, there will be an unusual acceleration of demonic activity against leaders of nations and other key people…But especially against Christian leaders.” Dad was reminding us that it is Satan’s nature to kill…BUT he didn’t stop there. He went on to tell us that HOPE (salvation) for the Christian Believer comes by putting the safety of yourself and your family in the hands of God, your Source! He wrote, “This awful assassination onslaught by terrorists can only be slowed by our continuous prayer for our key leaders against the workings of demonic spirits.”

Partner, the stage is being set for one of the biggest showdowns you and I have experienced in our lifetimes, and I believe we (you and I) are being called upon by God to play an ACTIVE part in what is taking place.

Both of us know this nation has arrived at a crossroads…And while the pundits fill what seems to be limitless hours of radio and television time with their opinions, we (you and I) are being called forth to move beyond our opinions and lift up the Word of Almighty God as a standard of truth against which every man, woman and child will be held accountable. And because of the importance of what is going on around us for the next few days, NOT ONE minute of our time can be taken for granted.

It is important that we do not waste our time by looking for world peace by humanistic means alone. There can be no peace on a worldwide scale without first a “healing of the nations” by the supernatural intervention of the Prince of Peace, and that happens only when Believers invite His presence to work in their midst. We must rekindle the fire of His Holiness as we confront the days ahead. Please read the following very carefully

Recently, I was a speaker at Andrew Wommack’s Healing Conference in Colorado, and what a time we had as we witnessed the supernatural hand of God at work in the lives of those attending the conference.

The morning I was not speaking, we drove over to the little town of Cripple Creek, a gold rush town back in the late 1800s. As we were driving along, I saw a three or four-foot tall Statue of Liberty sticking in the ground by a fence. I thought, well that’s unusual. And it had been painted. In other words, it wasn’t the same color as the lady liberty who stands in the harbor in New York City.

As I drove past that little Statue of Liberty sticking in the ground, I heard the Lord speak in my heart and say, “The spirit of America.” I believe I even said out loud, “What?” And the Lord said to me again, “The spirit of America.”

And the Spirit of the Lord began to give me a message…Now, while this may not be the most politically correct thing for me to say, I believe you know me well enough for me to say, “I’m an American, and I’m proud to be an American.” And while I’ve traveled all over the world and have enjoyed so many different parts of our world, I’m an American! Yes, I have ministered in nearly 40 nations, and yes, as a Representative of the Most High God, I have laid my hands on and prayed with as many as 40 heads of state all over the world. And yet, even as I tell you this, my mind is flooded with the memories of those many times the planes would touch down on U.S. soil and I would hear myself saying, It’s great to be back in the U.S. of A.” Those words have a special meaning to me because THIS IS MY HOME!

When this nation was being birthed, people came to our shores looking for a way to be free. Everybody wants to be free. You want to be free…I want to be free…We want our children to be free from the hardships those who came before us had to endure…However, in the middle of all our wonderful thoughts of being free, it is critically important that the words Freedom Isn’t Free are more than a nice sounding phrase. With every freedom we enjoy, there is a responsibility we must fulfill.

Please let this take root in your thinking: “Freedom is not the right to do what you want. Freedom is the responsibility to do what is right.” Freedom is not the right to abort babies and sell their body parts. Freedom is the responsibility to protect the sanctity of life of every little child. For Jesus Himself said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not. For of such is the Kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:14).

Let me ask you a question. “What kind of America does the world need to see?” But more importantly, as a child of the Most High God, What kind of America do you want to see?” Today, we look weak in the eyes of many nations. Today, our government seems inefficient…And yes, today, politicians on both sides of the aisle seem to do a lot more fighting and a lot of arguing. How in the world can they get along when they spend more of their time fighting for personal agendas than they do discussing the common goals of our nation and how to reach them. You have to wonder what would happen to the 24-hour news cycles if the men and women in Washington would let their yes be yes, and their no be no (Matthew 5:37).

We should be a nation that has a government, and not a government that has a nation. So let me ask you again, what kind of America does the world need to see? What kind of America do you want to see?

Do you want to see an America that is united? Or an America that is divided? Do you want to see an America that is prosperous with a strong economy? Or do you want to see an America that is deeply in debt and going deeper each day? Do you want an America that has strong borders, governed by our laws? Or totally open borders that allow anyone at any time to come in with their own agenda, even those who despise everything that America stands for?

Do you want judges who will uphold our Constitution? Or do you want judges who will strike down those things that we hold near and dear to our hearts in preference to political correctness or personal agendas? Do you want a strong military? Or do you want a weak military that’s ill-equipped and unable to respond to our enemies when we’re threatened?

Do you want an America that has an agenda for the Word of God and for the rule of law? Or do you want an America that is, at its core, anti-Bible and has lawlessness and anarchy? When it gets right down to where the rubber meets the road, what kind of America do you really want?

The Bible says, If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed (John 8:36). But at the core of that scripture is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, for that’s the only way that you can have true freedom. Because only he whom the Son, that is the Son of God, sets free is free indeed.

This is so importantPlease read the words of the Apostle Paul as recorded in Galatians 5:13 out loud, “For you were called to freedom, Brothers, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love, serve one another.” Please read these powerful words out loud one more time…Do they resonate in your spirit? As Believers, we are called of God to use our freedom not as an opportunity for the flesh, [personal agendas] but through love [the love of God rooted in the Word], serve one another [for the greater good].

The story of the prodigal son is more than a feel-good story As the prodigal son found himself in a pigpen––having squandered his fortune away to nothing––he came to himself and said, “You know what? My father has hired hands, and they’re eating a lot better than I am.” Then he nailed his situation, leaving no wiggle room for discussion, when he said, “I have sinned against heaven, and I have sinned against my father and against my family. I will go home.”

And he rose up and began his journey back home. And when he was still a distance off, the Bible says that his father saw him and he ran toward him, which is an undignified thing for a Jewish man to do, because in those days, they wore a robe with a skirt, and he had to lift up that skirt to run. But it was a picture of how when we repent and come to God, God runs to us in response to our act of faith to move toward Him.

The father threw his arms around his son and hugged him. And no doubt there were kisses and tears. “For this my son,” he said, “was lost but has come alive again.” And he said, “Put a robe around his back.” That robe was symbolic of a covering––a protection of the father and the family. Please read the following very carefully…

The name of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit is the covering over the United States of America. That’s our prayer; that’s our hope.

And the father of the returning son said, “Put a ring on his hand.” The family ring symbolized identity. Anyone seeing that ring knew the wearer was afforded all the protection and honor of the family name. And he didn’t stop there…The servants were instructed to put sandals (shoes) on his feet. You see, in those days, slaves were not allowed to wear shoes. They had to go barefooted. He came home barefooted, but his father said, “Put shoes on his feet.” This was a sign for all to see. No longer was his son a slave to ideologies that would threaten and stand against everything that we believe.

THIS IS OUR TIME…It’s time for America to realize who we are again. I’m fully aware that many of the history books have removed many of our founding principles, but we (you and I) understand that we were founded upon the principles of God’s Word. And we fully understand what Jesus Christ, our Savior, means in our lives. We must guard against any power ever being allowed to take these truths from us. The Prayer Cover that protected the building of our nation’s foundation must not be allowed to become tattered and torn by the winds of time and unbelief from those who have chosen to walk away from the very strength that once made us the envy of the world.

THEN CAME THE CROWNING VICTORYThe prodigal son then heard his father say, “Kill the fatted calf!” The feast speaks of good health, well-being and healing. Right now, our nation needs a healing, and the best way to get a healing is to honor the Lord God Almighty and his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

It’s time for America to wake up. It’s time for America to come back to life again. It’s time for America to renew her faith, to renew her courage, to renew her hopes and to renew her dreams and vision for the future.

It’s time for America to rise up and be the nation that God called us to be. And when you cut to the chase, there are millions of people throughout our nation who are looking to Believers to hold high the light of truth to light the way home. Not in my lifetime has there been such an opportunity to welcome the prodigal sons and daughters home…THIS IS OUR TIME to lift up Jesus with a renewed commitment that God has more for us as a people, as a nation.

Before you complete and return the enclosed Prayer and Praise Sheet, I challenge you to join me in the following prayer by praying these words out loud. And if you come to something I am praying that you feel you can’t join me in praying, I want you to stop and ask yourself, why? Allow the Holy Spirit to minister to your spirit. And if you still can’t pray a portion of the prayer with me, please use the Prayer and Praise Sheet to let me know the specific point and why you are unable to join me in praying those words:

Heavenly Father, I come to You in the authority of Jesus’ name, as we’re commanded to do by Your Word. I pray over our President and our Vice-President. I pray that You would help them to make godly decisions for our nation. I pray over every Congressman, every Senator. I pray over every governor, every mayor, every city councilman, every alderman. Father, I pray over every elected official in this land.

I pray especially over every judge, elected and appointed. And I pray for Your Spirit to reign in their lives and for them to make just decisions.

I pray over our military today, for those men and women who are in harm’s way even now. Those who are serving through the Air Force, the Navy, the Army, the Marine Corps and through the Coast Guard. I pray Your Blessing and Your Protection upon each of them. And those who are serving outside our borders, bring them home safely when their tour of duty has been completed.

Heavenly Father, I pray over every civil servant. Those who are working as police officers, as they stand in harm’s way in our cities throughout our nation right now, protect them and keep them safe from harm and danger and bring each of them home to their families upon the completion of their work day.

I pray over every firefighter. I pray over every person who is working in service to this nation. God bless them. God lift them up. God keep them strong and in health and in soundness of mind. Heavenly Father, I pray over the United States of America. I pray that You bless us as a nation as we continue to repent of our sins and turn from ways which are not pleasing unto You. Heavenly Father, thank You for Your grace shining upon us. Quicken our spirits as we become ever more sensitive to the freedom we find in and through You. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

And I pray over you today. I pray for God’s blessing to be upon your life. I pray for His robe of protection to be about your shoulders and His family ring of identity to be upon your finger…I pray for His shoes of freedom and deliverance to be upon your feet…I pray for supernatural strength to empower you for the part you play in the Great Commission… I pray for divine wisdom as you participate in making a difference in the future of America. I pray this in faith in the mighty name of Jesus.

In a few weeks, before you make your way to the voting booth, I challenge you to pray specifically how you should respond to the opportunity you will be given to impact the future of our nation. Ask God to direct you as you vote for your choice for President, for Vice-President, and for all these other positions that are on the ballot coming this November. I pray that you will allow God to speak to your spirit and then cast your vote in accordance with the peace you feel in your personal spirit.

While voting is our right, with voting comes our responsibility to take it seriously. It’s something that we all need to do. And I’m praying that you will join me in listening to the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit that takes away doubt and fear and brings peace when we act in accordance with God’s divine plan for our act of participation in the process of choosing our leadership. And as you do, I pray that America will get strong, filled with the Holy Spirit, a nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. I pray this over America, and I pray this over you in the authority of Jesus’ mighty name. Amen and amen.

Thank God for the spirit of America rising up in Jesus name. Praise God!

Your partner for miracles,
Richard

PS. These are exciting days! Even in the midst of the world’s uncertainty, it is exciting to know the laws of God are foundational to our success. As you complete and return the enclosed Prayer and Praise Sheet, I’m asking you to sow a POWERFUL FREEDOM Seed Gift Offering into what God is doing through this ministry. As I close this letter, I have just learned that the finishing touches are being put into place to launch something God placed on my heart months ago. There is something being birthed right now that is so exciting, and I’m asking you to join me right in the middle of it… I’m asking you to ACT on your FAITH with a FREEDOM Seed Gift unto the Lord for the expansion of His Kingdom as we continue to reach out to those who are searching for the Victory you and I have in Christ. I look forward to hearing from you so I can report to a very special place in the world that FREEDOM in CHRIST is on the way.