Faith without Action

From the archives of Oral Roberts In the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14–29, Jesus indicated that a certain man who was lord over many servants had given a talent to one servant which was equivalent to $500. He gave two talents to another servant and five talents to a third one. The latter two men gave and invested their money, and it was doubled and returned to them according to God’s divine law of return. When the lord came to the man to whom He had given one talent, the man said, “I hid the talent.” The lord

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No Inferior Faith

Richard Roberts Have you ever met someone who has an inferiority complex? They just don’t believe they are worth anything in this world. They don’t believe their lives amount to much and that their work is not of any value. I’ve met a lot of Christians in my life who have an inferiority complex when it comes to their faith. Some don’t believe they have any faith. The Bible says, “God has dealt to every person THE measure of faith.” If you are a Christian, this Scripture says you have faith. Some people don’t believe their “little faith” is enough

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Conforming to God’s Plan

From the archives of Evelyn Roberts The first time I met Oral Roberts — one hot summer at a camp meeting in Sulfur, Oklahoma — the Lord whispered in my heart, “You’re going to marry that man.” But, then, what was I supposed to do? How do you go about getting a man the Lord says you’re supposed to marry? In those days, girls didn’t call boys on the phone. In the first place, we didn’t have a phone, and in the second place, girls just didn’t do those things! As it turned out, none of that mattered, because when

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The Anointing

Richard Roberts - Second of two parts I was once in a prayer meeting when a prophecy was given over me. The man said a new anointing, a new touch of the Holy Spirit, was coming into my life. He began to describe it in a very unusual, detailed description. He said, “The anointing that’s going to come on you is going to land on your shoulders. When it lands, it is going to be very heavy. It will be like someone put barbells on your shoulders, and you will slump under the weight of it. It will be just

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Anything Is Possible to Him Who Believes

Richard Roberts - First of two parts In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formed empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. — Genesis 1:1 Going back to the original Hebrew language, you will find there is an indication that this is a picture of God not unlike a mother eagle, hovering or brooding over her eggs, waiting for them to hatch. This was the picture of God as He looked over His creation, which was formless and void. It’s an

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Faith Talk, Not Fear Talk

Lindsay Roberts The Word says, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34). And also in Proverbs 18:21 it says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” We are to guard what goes into our hearts. I have learned that in a tough situation, when I put God’s Word in my heart, it’s that Word that can come out of my mouth. Rather than having fear buried in my heart and then speak doubt and fear, we can have God’s Word in our heart and allow His Word to be active and alive

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Practicing Faith

From the archives of Oral Roberts – Second of two parts Where you find fear, you can also find trouble lurking around — either real trouble or perceived trouble. Many of our fears are based on false perceptions; when we don’t see the world the way it really is. We’re like the story about the person who looked out across the plains and saw an object on the horizon. Supposing it to be a wild animal, he prepared to run. As the object drew near, he saw that it was a man on a horse. Assuming that it was an

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Believe That God Wants You to Live in Faith

From the archives of Oral Roberts – First of two parts “The oath which he swore to our father Abraham that he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, and holiness and righteousness before you, all the days of our life.”  Luke 1:73–75 When Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, prophesied after his son was born, he referred to the oath God swore to Abraham about the Son of God. He said, “That He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand

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Reconnecting with God

Richard Roberts Do you ever feel that you are disconnected? I remember one time when I was working with an appliance, trying to get it to work. I kept flipping all the switches, and then my wife asked, “Did you plug it in?” I hadn’t looked. I had just assumed that it was plugged in! Obviously, I’m not a mechanical genius. Many people are disconnected in their lives, and they are trying to find the connection. Many have tried to make a connection through many different ways and directions. But, I want to talk about connecting yourself to God. I’ve

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My Healing Prayer for You

From the archives of Oral Roberts – Second of two parts There is a desire in me to see people set free in the Name of Jesus… Free from any sickness that is attempting to rob you of your energy and mobility, to make you old instead of young… Free from any emotional distress, and the feeling of grief, hatred, and rejection... Free from any financial burden that has held you down… Free from any fear that you have about your future... Free from any discouragement you may have been feeling. I believe the Lord wants you to have His

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