Break Out!

From the archives of Oral Roberts Do you feel imprisoned by a problem that just won’t give? Do you need a breakthrough? If so, I have good news. With Christ in your heart, you need not be imprisoned by your circumstances. Jesus came to set you free! He can help you break out of your troubles and be free and alive. Imagine an egg that is ready to hatch. Inside is a baby chick, ready to break out into a new life, but first it must struggle and exert some effort. It pecks away at the inside of the shell,

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God’s Power Is Real

Lindsay Roberts There is a very real power that is transmitted when your faith in God is activated. Sometimes it can be felt tangibly. For years I heard people say that sometimes when Oral Roberts laid hands on them, the presence of God was so strong that it felt like they were sticking their fingers in a light socket. He also told stories about doubters who made him roll up his shirt sleeves to show that he didn’t have some kind of electrical wires up his sleeve. I wondered about that until I experienced it for myself. I used to

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Living Life on the Edge

Richard Roberts My dad used to tell a story about the Wells, Fargo & Company stage line and their search for stagecoach drivers back in the 1800’s. The company had a route through the Rocky Mountains, and because of the narrow, rocky trails the stages traveled, the company lost a lot of stagecoaches. Many men applied for the jobs. As they waited to be interviewed, they bragged about how near the edge of the mountain roads they could drive without losing control. After listening to them, one young man stood up and said, “I want to withdraw my application.” The

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Recovering Your Losses

From the archives of Oral Roberts – Second of two parts The second supernatural way to recover your loses is to encourage yourself in the Lord. David turned to God for strength (I Samuel 30:6). You can’t handle discouragement and loss alone. Psalm 27:14 says, Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart. The third supernatural way to recover your losses is to get someone to go into a prayer of agreement with you. David found an army of 600 men who were willing to go into agreement with him to defeat the enemy

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When You Suffer Losses

From the archives of Oral Roberts - First of two parts Have you ever been so heartbroken that you wept until you could weep no more? Anyone who has lost a spouse or a family member or a dream knows what it is to have tears flow until you say, “I can’t cry anymore. I’ve got no more tears.” First Samuel 30 tells how David, a man after God’s own heart, reacted when he lost everything. When he returned from battle, he discovered that the enemy had slipped in and burned the city where he lived and taken his family

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God’s Benefits!

Lindsay Roberts You have wonderful benefits as a Christian. Psalm 103:3–5 NKJV says that God forgives all your iniquities … heals all your diseases … redeems your life from destruction … crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies … [and] satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Although those benefits are yours, if you don’t know they exist, you can’t obtain them. It’s as if your spouse went to the mall at Christmastime and purchased gift certificates for you from all of your favorite stores. Once you received the certificates, you’d probably

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‘Take Up Your Bed and Walk!’

Richard Roberts – Second of two parts The second challenge Jesus gave the lame man at the pool of Bethesda was, “Take up your bed (John 5:8 NKJV). His bed had carried him for thirty-eight years. Now it was time for him to carry the bed. The same is true for us. It’s time for us to pick up the things the devil has tried to attach to our lives and say, “You’re not going to carry me anymore. I’m going to take responsibility for my life. You’re not in charge, God’s in charge.” The third challenge Jesus gave the

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Rise Up on the Inside

Richard Roberts – First of two parts Some people say that God helps those who help themselves. But as I read my Bible, I find that God also helps those who cannot help themselves. John 5 NKJV tells of a man who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. He lay helpless by the pool of Bethesda. Now, it was believed that periodically an angel would come and stir up the waters, and whoever stepped into the water first would be healed. This pool was like an inner-city nursing home, a center for suffering, dying humanity. Then one day, Jesus

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A Healing Jesus

Richard Roberts In Jesus’ day, leprosy was about as bad a disease as a person could get. Lepers were shunned and sent away to die outside the city gates. It is easy to see how a leper might expect Jesus to pass him by and reject him as everyone else had done. But one leper dared to hope for something better, and as Jesus passed by, he cried out, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean” (Luke 5:12 NKJV). Jesus’ response forever settled the issue of His desire to heal mankind: He put out His hand and

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A Clear Principle for Receiving

From the archives of Oral Roberts I believe that the greatest sermon ever preached by Jesus, was The Sermon on the Mount. The last thing the Lord said in this famous sermon is found in Luke 6:38: “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.” Here we see the spiritual principle of sowing and reaping. That principle makes clear that we reap what we sow… we reap more than we sow… and we reap later after we sow. If we sow wheat, we will

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