Develop a Habit of “Putting On” the Word of God Every Day

Richard Roberts Do you brush your teeth every day? Do you put on your clothes every day? I certainly do. But when we were just babies, a baby had to have help and then learn to do those things by developing a habit of doing them. When children are young, parents commonly check on their children and say, “Did you brush your teeth? Are you dressed properly for the day?” They continue reminding them until they become older and it becomes a pattern for each day. Well, in the same way that I wouldn’t dream of leaving my home without

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“Make a Decision to Be Joyful”

Lindsay Roberts Nehemiah 8:10 says, The joy of the Lord is your strength. And James 1:2–3 tells you to count it all joy when you fall into different kinds of trials and tests, for the trying of your faith works patience. The circumstances you are facing today may not be joyful, but the Bible says the joy of the Lord is your strength. When you know that the Lord is on the scene, that He is in control, and that He can take care of the situation, then you can be joyful. You don’t have to stir up your own

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Forgiven and Healed!

From the archives of Oral Roberts One day, I was reading this scripture in 1 Peter 2:24 which says, “His own self bare our sins in his [Jesus] own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by his stripes ye were healed.” The Lord spoke to me and said, “There remains many unclaimed healings for My people, and I have not withdrawn them. They are still on reserve.” God pointed out to me that Jesus took all of our sins and all of our diseases and bore them on the Cross for us.

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Walking in an Opposite Direction

Richard Roberts If you’re serving God, Satan is going to come against you. I often say you’ll never run into someone if you’re walking in the same direction. You can only run into someone if you’re going in the opposite direction. You don’t run into Satan if you’re walking on his path. It’s when you’re walking on God’s path that you encounter him. The devil’s attacks are to be expected, but you don’t have to be defeated by them. In 2 Corinthians 4:8–9 NKJV the apostle Paul says, We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed,

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Opposition Makes You Strong

From the archives of Oral Roberts Controversy has followed me throughout my ministry. As a result, I’ve learned that any old dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream!  Early on, I decided not to be an old dead fish, but a live one. I determined to stand against controversy. And the opposition made me stronger. Without opposition and God’s help to keep my calling in perspective with Jesus and the Word of God, I would have fallen by the wayside the first year of my ministry. It’s not always easy to obey God.

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Overcoming Trouble

Lindsay Roberts Like most people I meet, we want to have a good life. And like many, our desires are to “live happily ever after.” But God’s Word lets us know that as long as there is a devil in this world, then there will be evil. God is good, but the devil will do all he can to stop God’s plan for us and pour the devil’s evil on us. The Bible says that the sun rises “on the evil and on the good,” and “the rain falls on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). Jesus said

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The Ultimate Advantage

Richard Roberts One of my good friends is the world-renowned, retired tennis player, and pastor, Margaret Court of Australia. Margaret won sixty-six Grand Slam events during her career ― more than any other player in history. She told me that she won most of her matches before she ever walked onto the court because her opponents knew who they were facing and how good she was. She said, “You can call it psychological warfare if you wish, but they realized who they were coming up against, and they knew that I was going to beat them.” Then she said, “But

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Who’s in Charge?

From the archives of Oral Roberts The story is told of an old Indian in the Southwest who gave his life to Christ. A few weeks later a man asked him, “How are you getting along in your Christian life?” “Fine,” said the Indian, “but I seem to have two dogs in me. One is a good dog and one is a bad dog. When the good dog is in charge, I’m happy. But, when the bad dog is in charge, I’m not so happy.” “Well,” the man asked, “which dog is in charge?” The Indian replied, “The one I

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Your Words Will Return to You!

Lindsay Roberts Proverbs 18:21 says, Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. That means that you either bring blessing or cursing into your life through the words you speak. It’s so important to be careful what you say because when you speak, you’re sowing seeds through the words of your mouth, and you can expect those seeds to return to you multiplied.  If you speak words of life, love, and faith, you will reap a like harvest. The same is true in reverse. When our words line

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Will It Pass the Test of Time?

Richard Roberts God is the same yesterday, today and forever.  The absolute principles of His will and His Word bear the same quality: they last and they do not change. God’s will for your life is that you believe in Jesus and have eternal life. As John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  Just as God desires for you to live with Him forever, so He desires that what you do on this earth will last forever. In

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