Only the Good

Richard Roberts I once had a conversation with a young woman who is one of the great gospel singers in the entire world. I asked her to be a guest on my television program and she said, “I’m afraid to come because the Holy Spirit might speak something to me and it would terrify me and probably ruin my ministry.” I said, “No, if the Holy Spirit said something to you, it would make your ministry, not break it.” This woman loved the Lord Jesus, but she didn’t want anything to do with the Holy Spirit. How sad, I thought.

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Heart’s Desire

Lindsay Roberts Have you ever had a desire for something good, and nothing seemed to be happening? I’ve been there. All of my life, my desire was to have children. As a teenager, I was told that there was only a very slim chance that I would ever become pregnant, but I still desired children. I called out their names to God. I walked faith, talked faith, looked like faith… and all I got was a tumor, disease, and miscarriages. One day the doctor asked me, “Why are you torturing yourself like this?” I said, “For one simple reason. I

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Be Prepared

From the archives of Oral Roberts People stand in line for hours to see events at the famous Drottningholm Palace Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden. Night after night every seat in the house is filled…except two in the front row. Those chairs are velvet thrones reserved for the king and queen of Sweden. No one ever knows in advance when they may drop in, but the theatre must be prepared at all times, just in case. Likewise, when our Lord returns to earth, it may be when we least expect it. In Matthew 25:1–13 Jesus told a parable to illustrate this

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God Is Moving

From the archives of Evelyn Roberts When I was a little six-year-old girl, I saw the power of the Lord fall on all people receiving the Holy Spirit. But for years, there seemingly was no healing, or very little healing. Then all of a sudden, healing came again! The joy of the Lord is here, and the Lord is working signs and wonders. A new revival has emerged of not only healing, but also signs and wonders, following ministries that have not seen that in years. People are coming alive in their spirits! And God is moving by His Spirit

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Getting Into the Right Position

Richard Roberts One of the more memorable space shuttle missions was devoted to the retrieval of the space laboratory satellite. The satellite had been in orbit for some five years and it was in danger of falling out of orbit, heading into the earth’s atmosphere, and disintegrating into pieces that would hurl toward the earth. The space shuttle was sent to retrieve the satellite and bring it home for repair. Lindsay and I watched in amazement as a 55 foot arm was unfolded from the shuttle to snatch the space laboratory satellite and pull it into the shuttle. The maneuvering

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He Has Given Us His Faith

From the archives of Oral Roberts - Second of two parts James 5:14–15 gives this powerful truth: Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Our church was having a revival, and one evening the evangelist who had been invited to preach stopped on his way to the pulpit and said to

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When the Need Comes

From the archives of Oral Roberts - First of two parts First Corinthians 12:8-10, the apostle Paul talks about the “power” gifts of the Spirit, which are the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, the gifts of healing, the working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, diverse kinds of tongues, and interpretation of tongues. These are power gifts that God’s Holy Spirit divides or gives to different ones from time to time. The gift is given when a need comes. In my twenties, I was pastoring a small church and attending a university. I had been taking, among

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Avoid the Middle

Lindsay Roberts A few years ago, Richard and I were in New York City and one of our partners invited us to go to a baseball game with him. The Yankees were playing Boston, which is within driving distance, so many Boston fans were in the stadium. As it turned out, the seats we had seemed to be right along the dividing line between the New York fans and the Boston fans. When New York got a home-run, some of the Boston fans threw their beer cans and cursed at the New York fan several rows away. When Boston got

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Let Go of the Baggage

Richard Roberts Are you carrying around a burden of guilt that is weighing you down? God doesn’t want you to carry that baggage or feel guilty about it any longer. He wants you to be free! I was scheduled to preach in a service one time and during praise and worship, before I was to speak, I carried several suitcases onto the platform. I did not say anything; I just carried those bags up there, one at a time. I could see everyone looking around, elbowing each other, and asking, “What’s he doing?” When I was introduced as the speaker,

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Hotline to “The Throne Room”

From the archives of Evelyn Roberts If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you want, and it shall be done unto you (John 15:7). George Mueller, a great prayer warrior, once said, “Prayer apart from the scriptures is 99% illusion.” The Bible is an indispensable support for our prayers. Prayer is like having a direct hotline into the throne room of heaven, and the Bible is the directory that gives us the right number. Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will,

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