Miracles Follow the Preaching of God’s Whole Word

From the archives of Oral Roberts – “Miracles Series” – Second of seven parts The Bible teaches that miracles, signs, and wonders follow the “full preaching” of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself was that Gospel in living, breathing, human form as He walked the earth. Wherever He went, miracles happened. Today, through the Holy Spirit, He continues to be the Miracle Worker. Wherever His presence is acknowledged, proclaimed, and honored, He is at work! After Jesus returned to Heaven and the apostles began to preach about who Jesus was and what He had accomplished on the Cross, the

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New Eyes for a Miracle

From the archives of Oral Roberts – “Miracles Series” – First of seven parts In the third chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, we read about the first miracle that happened after Jesus was crucified, resurrected, and ascended back into Heaven. Peter and John, apostles of Jesus, were on their way up to the Temple to pray at about nine o’clock in the morning, when they came face to face with a man by the main gate that led into the Temple grounds. He was sitting in beggar’s robes, holding out his hand for whatever piece of money might

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Destroying the Devil’s Works

Richard Roberts The Bible tells us that Jesus came “that he might destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8). What is a work of the devil? It’s anything that is unlike God. Sickness, disease, fear, doubt, financial problems, emotional problems, family problems ― none of this is like God. These things simply aren’t a part of His nature. They are works of the devil … and Jesus came to destroy those works Let me assure you today, that although the devil is against you … God is for you. No matter how much the devil despises you …

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Today Is Jesus’ Day!

From the archives of Oral Roberts The story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead has a powerful message for us today (John 11:1-44). Martha sent word to Jesus that her brother, Lazarus, was sick. But the Lord delayed His coming. When Jesus arrived four days later, Martha greeted him with words of despair. “If only You had been here, Lord,” she wept, “my brother would not have died.” “Your brother will rise again from the dead,” Jesus assured her. “Yes, I know,” said Martha. “He will rise up in the Resurrection at the Last Day.” Martha had faith for

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Be Willing To Let Go

Lindsay Roberts One day, I received an unusual gift from a Partner of the ministry in the mail. It was a can of Lindsay–brand pitted olives. I thought it was a hilarious and thoughtful gift, but it also started me to thinking. To begin with, olives have a pit for a purpose. The pit is the heart of the olive―the part that connects it to the tree so it can grow. But once an olive is picked, the pit has served its purpose. And in order to make a can full of easy-to-eat olives, the pits have to be removed.

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Is God Stirring Your Nest?

Richard Roberts There are many spiritual lessons we can learn from nature. Take the eagle for example. The only way a baby eaglet can survive is to get out of the nest and fly and become a mature eagle. Now the eaglet isn’t too happy when its mama begins to remove the soft down feathers and let it down on the sharp briars to force it to fly. The eaglet gets upset just like we do when our nest is stirred. But the mother eagle knows if her eaglet stays in the nest, it will die. When God begins to

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Good Measure

From the archives of Oral Roberts Jesus promised us, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” (Luke 6:38). I’d like to call your attention today especially to that last phrase: “with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Jesus is saying that we are going to receive according to the same measure ― both in the way we give and

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The Rest of the Scripture

Lindsay Roberts Have you ever been reading God’s Word and stopped when it got to a part of the Scripture you didn’t want to deal with? Mark 11:23–25 NIV is a Scripture like that. It excites us… at least the first part. Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, if someone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.” Sounds good so far! “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have

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The Widow’s Last Meal

Richard Roberts God once proclaimed a three-year drought on Israel because its king had built an idol. The resulting famine was severe, and people were desperate. The Lord told Elijah to go to a town called Zarephath, where He said He had commanded a widow to provide food for him. When Elijah arrived in the city, he learned that the widow had just enough flour and oil left to fix for herself and her son, one last meal. But Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid … First make a small cake of bread for me from what you have

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Somebody Else’s Faith

From the archives of Evelyn Roberts Years ago, when Oral was holding a meeting in Chanute, Kansas, an elderly blind man was in the healing line and when he got to Oral, Oral asked him, “What are you doing up here?” He said, “I don’t know.” So Oral asked another question, “Well, why did you come?” He said, “Oh, some people just persuaded me to come and I came with them.” Oral said, “Well, do you believe God will heal you of your blindness?” The man said, “No, I don’t believe a word of it.” He said, “Well, since I’m

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