God Loves You

From the archives of Evelyn Roberts When my husband, Oral, first proposed to me, he used words like these: “My huge, happy, hilarious heart is throbbing tumultuously, tremendously, triumphantly, in a lingering, lasting, long-lived love for you. As I gaze into your beauteous, bounteous, beaming eyes, I am literally lost in a daring, delightful dream in which your fair, felicitous, fancy-filled face is ever present like a colossal, comprehensive constellation. Will you be my sweet, smiling, soulful, satisfied spouse? I couldn’t believe my ears! That was no way to propose to marriage. So I looked at him, and said, “Listen

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The Word of God

From the archives of Oral Roberts The Bible is not a scattered bunch of sayings, written at random by both somebodies and nobodies. It is the most carefully documented book of all. Second Timothy 3:16 NIV tells us: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. God inspired people by His Holy Spirit as He used their abilities and talents to write down precisely what He wants us to know and how we can know Him. By knowing and seeing Jesus in the Bible, we can see what the Father is like and

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The Reading of the Will

Lindsay Roberts After someone dies, their Will is read so that those close to the person will know what has been left to them. The judge who is executing the Will then has a legal responsibility to make certain that every person receives what is rightfully theirs. Now, a stranger might come along and holler and cry and demand that he be given something from a person’s estate, but the only way the stranger can take what has been left to the person named in a Will is for that person to allow him to have it. When we read

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Cooperate with God

Richard Roberts God had given Abraham a promise, but there was something that Abraham had to do in order to see that promise fulfilled. The Apostle Paul put it this way: “And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb; He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God” (Romans 4:19–20). Let me ask you a question: Who caused that baby to start growing in Sarah’s womb? Abraham couldn’t have

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The Seed Eater

From the archives of Oral Roberts – Second of two parts The second part of God’s promise in Malachi 3:10–11 is this: “I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes.” The word “devourer” can be paraphrased “seed eater.” In my mind, I picture the old serpent, the devil, slithering along on his belly, his forked tongue flickering out to eat all of the seed that we’ve not sown to God. What does it mean if the devil eats your seed? It means that God has nothing with which to produce a harvest in your life! If you don’t have seed

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The Uncontainable Blessing

From the archives of Oral Roberts – First of two parts God gave a promise to His people in Malachi 3:10–11 that is a promise for you and me today. The Bible teaches that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  He doesn’t change. His promises are true and will always be true. Today, we, as Christians, are God’s people. Therefore, this promise is for us: Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the

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The Seed Eater Rebuked

Lindsay Roberts One time, while Richard and I were doing a television program, a call came in to the Abundant Life Prayer Group and a woman shared a testimony that, to me, is a perfect example of God rebuking the devourer―or, the seed eater―in our lives.  Actually, the story began when this woman called the Abundant Life Prayer Group 11 days earlier. Her purse had been stolen from her and she called for prayer that the devourer would be rebuked and that her purse would be returned to her. Now, she was calling with a praise report! A stranger had

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God’s Resolutions for You

Richard Roberts Many people are making New Year’s resolutions today―putting their intentions down on paper or making declarations of new vows about changes they want to see in their lives during the coming year. By what standard do you make New Year’s resolutions? By what criteria do you plan your life? In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus faced this issue. He is our role model. We can look at His life and ask, “How did Jesus make a decision about His future?” First, Jesus approached His future by going to prayer. He talked to God about it. The Gospel of

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“Leave Your Past in the Past”

Richard Roberts Philippians 3:13–14 says, Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. When Paul was a young man named Saul of Tarsus, he held the cloaks of those who stoned Stephen (one of the Churches’ first deacons) to death. (See Acts 6:3–5.)  Saul also gained letters from the religious leaders to persecute Christians and to jail them and kill them, if

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Close the Gap between You and Your Miracle

Lindsay Roberts Is there a promise in the Bible that isn’t being manifested in your life? I believe God set up the principles of “seed-faith” in His Word because He knew He couldn’t get what we need to us until we first do our part. And what is our part? Giving. Why did Jesus say, “You give first, then it shall be given unto you?” (See Luke 6:38.) Why did God talk about seedtime and harvest? I don’t know. All I know is that’s the way He set it up. When God asks you to sow and give out of

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