God the Borrower

From the archives of Oral Roberts – Part One of Two Parts God “takes” something only to return it multiplied. When you give something to God, He doesn’t want to keep it. He just wants to use it, multiply it, and give it back. Look at Matthew 21:1–9. It’s Palm Sunday, and Jesus is riding on a donkey right down through the main streets of Jerusalem and people are shouting Hosanna to the Lord. They are putting palm branches in the streets and He’s coming in. He’s not on a great white horse, He’s on a donkey. And He borrowed

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God Lifts Us Up

Lindsay Roberts The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations.–2 Peter 2:9 NKJV John 12:32 says, If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me. Anyone can put you down. You can even put yourself down. But Jesus came to lift you up. Psalm 3:3 says: Thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter of mine head. I really believe that if we demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ, it will lift people out of the mess they’re in. For example, we probably all know people who

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God Is Your Source

Richard Roberts Number one: God is your Source. No bank, no government, no husband, no wife, no child is your source. No paycheck, no job, no salary, no savings, no interest, no ministry, is your source. God is your source. Don’t look to people. People will let you down. Thank God for people. Love people, believe in people, but put your trust in God. Some years ago, I ministered in the African nation of Uganda, and our crusade was greatly blessed of God. While there, I saw Lake Victoria, the headwaters of the Nile River which flow to the Mediterranean

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Strength in Numbers

Lindsay Roberts “I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.”—Matthew 18:19 NKJV Have you ever wondered why members of our ministry family are called Partners? There’s a lot of scriptural foundation for becoming a partner with a person or a ministry that is doing what you’d like to do but you can’t accomplish by yourself. I am amazed at what God does when two or more Christians partner together in a work for His glory. This healing ministry, Oral Roberts

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Keep Focused on the Word of God

Richard Roberts I’d like to share several things with you about keeping on track with God. The Bible says in Proverbs 29:18, Where there is no vision, the people perish. “Keep your vision” is another way to say keep on track, and some ways to do that are basic. In the game of golf, as in life, there are basics. One basic in golf is that no matter how a golfer takes his club back before a swing—inside, straight, or outside—when he reaches the point of impact, every swing is the same. It’s the same principle in tennis. At the

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Hungering for the Power of God

From the archives of Oral Roberts Early in my ministry, I ached to see the power of God demonstrated in my life as it was in the four Gospels and the book of Acts when Jesus and the apostles walked the earth. I knew that God had called me to take His healing power to my generation, but I felt no consistent, long-lasting anointing to accomplish that call, although a few miracles had occurred here and there. One happened when I was called to pray for a deacon in our church who had crushed his foot when he dropped a

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Forgiveness

Lindsay Roberts A favorite Scripture passage of mine is Mark 11:22-24. It talks about having faith in God and speaking to your mountain so it will obey you. But it’s the rest of that passage that not everybody enjoys quoting. “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses” (v. 25–26 NKJV). I truly believe that we have to forgive so God can forgive us. But I’ll be perfectly honest,

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Why You Are Valuable

Richard Roberts I have a word for you today, and it is this: You are valuable. Your value is not based on your personality profile, your achievements, or your success. Nor is it based on the world’s value system. Instead, your value comes from God’s value system. So I’d like to list six eternal facts upon which you can base your value. First, you are valuable because of the Purchaser who loved you so much that He bought you. John 3:16 tells us, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in

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‘I Bowed My Head and Prayed’

From the archives of Evelyn Roberts I married Oral Roberts before I had heard him preach even one time! I married him because I loved him. We had been married only three or four days the first time I heard him preach, and I’ll never forget it. We had gone to Konawa, Oklahoma, to visit Oral’s parents, and it had already been announced that Oral would preach. That night I sat in the front pew. Oral read his text. I bowed my head and prayed for the Lord to help him. I so much wanted him to preach a good

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Praying God’s Way

Lindsay Roberts God once gave me a powerful insight on the power of praying in agreement according to God’s Word. Matthew 18:18 says that whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. It has to agree in heaven. The Amplified Bible says, Whatever you forbid . . . on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit . . . on earth must be already permitted in heaven. What you pray for has to agree in heaven. What’s bound and cannot get

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