Our Lineman

Richard Roberts During football season, I enjoy watching an occasional football game on television. I especially remember a Super Bowl game I was watching when the San Francisco 49ers pretty well man-handled their opponents. People everywhere were talking about Joe Montana, the quarterback for the 49ers, saying what a powerful player he was. I noticed something about Joe Montana as I watched that Super Bowl game. First of all, I noticed he knew what to do with the football. But I also noticed that he was a pretty small guy, at least in comparison to the other players on the

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Expect a Miracle!

From the archives of Oral Roberts Miracles were always happening in the Bible because people were expecting them to happen. They were looking for them to happen. They were believing God for them to happen. People expected God to stretch out His mighty hand and display His supernatural power in their lives. They opened their hearts to His miracle-working power, and miracles happened! Acts 3:1–10 tells the story of the healing of the lame man at the Beautiful Gate. He was carried to the gate of the temple each day, where he begged for a living. One day, as the

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Attach Your Faith to a Seed

Lindsay Roberts God has given you what you need to live “by faith.” “…God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3). The challenge facing us is this: How do we activate our faith? How do we put our faith into motion? How do we use our faith? This is where the principle of “seed” comes in. A seed is anything that you give as if you were giving it directly to God. It may be a simple pat on the shoulder with which you give a person, but you are really giving it as if you were smiling at

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Is it Possible to Please God?

Richard Roberts A life without faith is a life without possibilities. The Bible says in Hebrews 11:6,  But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.  When you are without faith, it’s impossible for you to receive God’s highest and best in your life. This doesn’t mean He doesn’t love you; He just is not pleased with you. Without faith, it’s impossible to have peace in everyday problems that must be handled by your faith. God has a way for you to get out of the realm

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‘Who Is My Neighbor?’

From the archives of Oral Roberts The Pharisees had a problem with the Old Testament commandment to love their neighbor. They said, “God couldn’t be talking about Samaritans, little children, lepers, tax collectors, or adulterers.” They defined the term “neighbor” as anyone who wasn’t a Pharisee. An understanding of their thinking helps us to fully appreciate the wisdom of Jesus’ answer to the lawyer who asked him, “Who is my neighbor?” (See Luke 10:29-37.) Jesus answered the question with a story. He said there was a man who went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. On the journey, thieves jumped him,

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Put on Your Armor and Go to Battle

Lindsay Roberts - Second of two parts We have allowed the devil to push us a little bit, and then we’ve allowed him to push us a little more. We think we’re supposed to be humble, take it, just walk away, and shut our mouth. In some situations, God may tell you to do that. But then it gets to the point where the devil is stealing your anointing, stealing your church, stealing your children, and stealing this generation. When I saw my little girl that particular day, I saw her with spiritual eyes. She looked like a giant. She

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“You Wanna Bet?”

Lindsay Roberts - First of two parts I received the greatest revelation from God when He talked to me about being a mighty warrior. He showed me that you cannot be “more than a conqueror” without a battle. Yet many times when we are put in the battle, we think, Oh God, what am I going to do? But sometimes God puts us right in the middle of the battle to grow us up, or to strengthen and toughen us. Our five-year-old daughter, Chloe, asked if she could become a member of a T-ball team for five-year-olds. I agreed reluctantly

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The Shaping of My Life

Richard Roberts - Second of two parts Days went by, then weeks and months past. It had been prophesied over me that the healing ministry would come into my life, but I knew that my faith had something to do with it. I had to launch out. I had to believe. God will give you a word from time to time, but you can’t sit back and expect it all to simply happen. You have to do your part. God expects you to do your part. Without God, you cannot; but without you, He will not. So I knew I

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By Faith We Receive

Richard Roberts - First of two parts I had thought about being in a healing ministry, but I wondered if God could ever use me because I’d made a lot of mistakes in my life. But the good news is, when you make a mistake, you can go to God. When you commit sin, you can go to God. The Bible says in John 1:9 that if you confess it to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive your sins. He will cleanse you from all unrighteousness. That means He wipes the slate clean. You don’t get up in

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The God of Increase

Lindsay Roberts God is not a God of subtraction and division. I once heard a preacher say, “He’s the God of multiplication and addition!” But how can we know our Lord is a God of increase? Is it biblical? Take a look at the promises in God’s Word: Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33 NKJV). He [God] who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.  You will

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