Christmas Giving

Richard Roberts Giving Christmas gifts is symbolic of the fact that God gave us His best present. He gave His son, Jesus. And the good news is, God gave Him for a reason — that mankind would not perish but would have everlasting, abundant life. Back in the Garden of Eden, mankind sinned and fell away from God. It was God’s desire to restore us back to Himself, so He had a Baby born. We celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day, but Christmas is more than just the birth of a baby, for Jesus grew up to be

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God’s Abundance

From the archives of Oral Roberts If you want to know about God’s abundance — think about the Redwood Forest with the tallest, biggest, most beautiful trees on earth. If you want to know about God’s abundance — think about the oceans and their supply of water. If you want to know about God’s abundance — think about the Rocky Mountains. If you want to know about God’s abundance — look up at the sky on a clear night and gaze at the stars. There is a majesty and greatness to God’s abundance. There is a vastness to God’s abundance

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Learning How God’s System Works

Lindsay Roberts Why would God use the raven to feed the prophet Elijah? In the natural, the raven is the least likely bird to feed anyone. The raven is a scavenger. He’s a bird that consumes meat and is not one that shares. Yet God used the least likely bird to sustain the prophet. And what’s even more amazing is the fact that the raven didn’t eat the meat itself! I believe God used the raven because the prophet Elijah had to experience the supernatural for himself before he could ask the widow of Zarephath to believe the supernatural for

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Sowing and Reaping in Famine

Richard Roberts When times get tough and the economy looks bad, it’s natural to want to hold on to everything we have. But the Bible shows us that when times get tough, holding on can be one of the worst things we might do. The Lord brought this to my attention one day when I was reading Genesis 26 NKJV. It says there was a famine in the land where Isaac and his family lived. But verse 12 says, “Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him.” Isaac put his

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All Things Work Together for Good

From the archives of Evelyn Roberts Once, in the midst of a crisis, I found a divine prescription to help put myself together again spiritually: “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28 NKJV). But I had to personalize the verse so it would apply to me. First, I changed the “we know” to “I know.”  As the crisis developed, I began to get sick. I had taken my eyes off my Source, which robbed me of the support of an inner knowing,

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God So Loved That He Gave

From the archives of Oral Roberts The thief [satan] does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.—John 10:10 In this day and age, it can be so hard to comprehend God sometimes. Who can really understand God in His Majesty? He loved us before we loved Him. Many in the world don’t seem to care whether God exists or not. Many in the world don’t even believe that there is a God. They are just not interested in Him. But John

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Giving a Good Report

Richard Roberts As Jesus and His disciples traveled in the region of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asked them, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am” (Matthew 16:13)? They responded this way: “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets” (vs 14). Notice that the disciples did not rehearse the bad report. The disciples could have given all kinds of answers, for there were those who were saying that Jesus was Beelzebub, the very devil himself. Others had called Him a glutton and a winebibber and a person who kept company with sinners. The

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Your Attitude Affects the Outcome

Lindsay Roberts No matter what kind of situation you are facing today, your attitude can be a huge factor in what the outcome will be. It seems to be so easy to slip into a bad attitude. It’s amazing to me how quickly things can change and before we even realize it, we find ourselves in the middle of a bad attitude and perhaps not even know how we got there. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart does good like a medicine.” I believe we can decide to obey the Bible and to have a merry heart. I believe when

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Doing the Impossible

From the archives of Oral Roberts Have you ever been in a rut, but you didn’t know what to do to get out of it? I’ve been there. The first twelve years of my ministry I tried to be like other preachers. They taught and preached, but they did not pray for people to be healed. So I taught and preached, but I did not pray for people to be healed. I became a clone. After twelve years. I didn’t know who I was. I wanted to quit. Then the Lord showed me what I couldn’t see. He showed me

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Jesus Is Your Way Through

Richard Roberts Many years ago, a young man and his wife felt called to go to the mission field of Africa. They took the ship across the Atlantic, and when they arrived, a guide met them to take them to the mission station. They travelled by canoe up a winding river, and when the river ran out, they carried their belongings through the jungle. The foliage became so dense that the guide had to hack their way through with a machete. After weeks of travel, exhaustion set in and the jungle seemed to literally blot out the sun until it

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