‘I Embrace Healing!’

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Jesus went to the Cross and paid the price for whatever it is in your life that’s broken or needs to be healed.  Whether you need healing in your mind, in your emotions, in your marriage, or in your physical body, He fixed it at Calvary.  Whatever you’re asking Him to heal in your life is one of the things He went to the Cross for.

Why would Christians ever be skeptical of healing?  That would mean we accept sickness and disease!  Why would we accept the very thing that Jesus Himself went to the Cross to defeat?  The Bible says in Isaiah 53:5, He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  We know He died for our salvation, but he also went to the Cross for our healing.

One of the words for “healing” in both the Old and New Testaments is sozo.  It is the same root word as the word for salvation, and it means the same thing: “deliverance; to preserve from sickness, to save, make whole, save from disease and its effects.”  Jesus went to the cross for our salvation and our healing!  Another way of saying it is that He died for our wholeness and completeness—that means our spirits, our souls, our emotions and our bodies.

The terms “Christian” and “skeptical of healing” should never be used in the same breath.  If we accept that Jesus died for our salvation, then we can also accept that He went to the Cross for our healing.  Thank God, instead of being skeptical, we can read the Bible and say, “I embrace healing!”

Don’t Get Rattled!

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What do you do when something really rattles you, when your mind is confused and unsettled?  When the devil just reaches out and grabs you and jerks you around until your teeth rattle?  When that happens to me, the story of Elijah in I Kings 18 and 19 puts me back on my feet again.

Elijah had issued a challenge to Queen Jezebel’s false prophets, asking for two bulls to be sacrificed—one prepared by the prophets of Baal and one by him.  He told the prophets, “You call on your gods, and I’ll call on the name of the Lord.  Whoever is the real God will answer by consuming the sacrifice with fire.”

So the prophets of Baal did their incantations and dialed their 1-900 numbers all day long, but nothing worked.  Finally it was Elijah’s turn.  He poured water on his sacrifice, and God consumed it with fire!  Then the people cried, “The Lord, He is God!”

However, just a few hours after this great victory, Elijah was out in the desert wishing he’d never been born.  He was rattled, confused, and unsettled because Jezebel had put out a death contract on him.  But God spoke to Elijah, saying, “Quit feeling sorry for yourself.  Get down off the mountain and anoint Elisha to take your place as prophet in the land.”  In other words, God was saying, “Get up and get on with your life, Elijah!”  When Elijah heard God speak, he wasn’t rattled anymore.

It’s easy to have a pity party when things aren’t going right.  But that’s when we can stand up strong and say, “It doesn’t matter what the circumstances say.  We’re going to do what God has told us to do!”  We don’t have to put up with the devil rattling us!

School of the Spirit

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And Bobby in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, I set my faith with you concerning this thing that you mentioned.  And thank you so much for the $100 seed that you’re sowing into this ministry.

You know, when you sow your seed into this ministry, you have a bible right to expect God to use it for his glory, and then multiply it back to you as the scripture says in Luke 6:38, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.  I pray over all these requests, and others that are coming.  I set my faith with you in the authority of Jesus name for healing, for healing of every sickness, every disease, every fear, every doubt.  Everything that is unlike God that has come against your life.  I pray for your healing from the from the crown of your head even to the soles of your feet.

And I remind you, our Abundant Life Prayer Group is ready.  They’re on duty seven days a week, 24 hours a day.  The number is 9-1-8-4-9-5-7-7-7-7.  If you get a voicemail, excuse me, if you get put on hold, you can stay there on hold until the prayer partner comes on the line, or you can press zero and leave us a voicemail.  Lindsay, we’ll always respond; we’ll always pray.

LR:       And don’t forget, 9-1-8-4-9-5-7-7-7-7.  But I’m also gonna say, go to the ministry website, OralRoberts.com and look for ministry resources.  Like the School of the Spirit

RR:       Yes.  That we just talked about.

LR:       like the different DVDs that are available, the books, the CDs, the tapes

RR:       The prayer cloths.

LR:       I pray.  The prayer cloth.  Anointing oil.  I pray it’s a blessing to you in Jesus name.

RR:       And we’ll see you next time, right here from the place for miracles.  God bless you.  And I expect him to do it.  Bye-bye.

Give the Lord praise

RR: Yeah, pray for them right now, honey.

LR: …in the name of Jesus, I speak hope into your situation right now.  We have a little girl who works here, and I love her name because her name is Hope.  Oh, what a glorious name.  God gave us hope, and His name is Jesus Christ.  And in Jesus’ name, the name that’s above every situation you face, I pray for God to touch you right now from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet, for sickness to go, for depression to go, for anxiety to go, for hurt, for fear, for grief to go.  Honey, you don’t have to have a breakdown.  My God says you can have a breakthrough. And in the name of Jesus, I speak to you right now in the name of Jesus and I say, “Satan, take your hands off God’s property and let them go,” in Jesus’ name.

RR: Oh, come on.  Give the Lord praise tonight.  Hallelujah. Just receive that!  Receive it!  If you feel like you need further prayer, call the Abundant Life Prayer Group at 918-495-7777.  It looks like almost every line. I’ve got one line; I’ve got one line available right. Lynwood, do you have another testimony?

LYNWOOD WELLS: Yes, I do, Richard.  Also a good report.  We’re already getting calls about a migraine and lung.

RR: A ha ha.

LR: Halleluia.

LW: We got seven lungs, and we already got called on one.

LR: Halleluia.

LW: Here are some more tissues, Lindsay.

LR: Okay, you guys.

LW: Well, this will brighten you up

LR: All right.

LW: because it always touches us when a child receives healing.

LR: Oh, yes.

LW: On the line are Virginia and Lisa from Broken Arrow, and they were watching the program the other night and you had a word about shoulders being healed.  Lisa had fallen, hurt her shoulder, and when she heard that word, she received it and started yelling, “I’m healed!”

LR: Halleluia.

LW: Would you like to speak with her?

RR: Virginia and Lisa are on the line?

LW: Are both on the line.

RR: Hello, Virginia.  Hello, Lisa.

LISA: Hi.

RR: Lisa, is that you?

LISA: Yes.

RR: How old are you, honey?

LISA: Nine.

RR: Nine.  How does it feel to be nine?

LISA: Good.

RR: What happened when we prayed, Lisa?

LISA: I fell as school somehow and I hurt my shoulder and I was watching you when you gave prayer for your shoulders

RR: Yep.

LISA: and I was healed.

RR: You were healed?

LISA: Uh huh.

RR: Well, how do you know you were healed?

LISA: Because I didn’t feel the pain.

RR: Because you didn’t feel the pain.

LISA: Yes, because it was for a few weeks.

RR: Because why?

LISA: It was hurting for a few weeks.

God Always Comes Through For me

SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS Melva Jo, would you sing for us?  Would you step over and get yourself ready?  And we’re kind of informal here, Melva.  Just come right on by.  Get yourself ready to sing. And while she’s getting ready to sing, I have another letter that I want to share.  This is from Kensington, California.  “Dear Richard, God always comes through for me.  And I want to share a miracle that my husband and I have received through your program. For the past ten years my husband suffered with diabetes.  I felt helpless because he was growing worse and I could do nothing to help.  The pain medications were not working and the insulin shots had become such a daily routine.  Finally he had to be hospitalized here in California.  And the doctors said they had done all they could do.  It seemed like it was time to give up. One morning I was visiting my husband in the hospital and I turned the television on and there was your program.  You said that if God can move mountains, then He can heal sickness and disease.  You said to have faith and believe God for a miracle.

Then you began to pray.  And I joined hands with my husband and we agreed for a total healing.  Then you spoke a word of knowledge.  God gave you a word about diabetes that was being healed.  The next week the doctors released my husband from the hospital with a clean bill of health.  Thanks to God, my husband is a different person.  He is healed from his head to his toes.” (Applause)  Now that’s a miracle.  You know, I thank God for the prayer and I thank God for the medical doctors that were doing everything they know.  You know, I just give the glory to God. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s the prayer or if it’s the doctors working or if it’s a combination of both.  I just want to see you get well, from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet. And I praise God for it.  Let’s give the Lord a good handclap. Isn’t that a good word?  (Applause)  If you have a prayer request, step to your phone right now and call the Abundant Life Prayer Group, area 918-495-7777.  And let us know what your name is, what your need is, and we’ll pray.  We’ll believe God for a miracle for you.  Melva Lea is coming to minister to us in song. Let’s give her a welcome as she sings.  Melva, God bless you.

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SPKM MELVA LEA Romans 14:17 says, “The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.” Jesus said, “His kingdom will be within us.”

SPKR MELVA LEA  SONG When_His_kingdom_comes (Applause)

SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS Give her a good handclap.  Melva, God bless you.  (Applause) Praise the Lord.  CITY OF FAITH

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SPKM JIM WINSLOW If you need to come to the City of Faith and you live outside of Tulsa, the City of Faith will pay your airline fare to Tulsa, Oklahoma and back home again, if you need to come to the City of Faith. (Applause)

SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS Jim, the, the biggest problem–let me just, you know, we talk about a lot of different things on this program and, honestly, the biggest problem that we’ve had with the City of Faith is the fact that people have health insurance and they want to come, but they have not been able to afford the air fare ticket to come down here.  Now what you tried to work out with American, what you have worked out with American Airlines is a way to solve that problem.

SPKM JIM WINSLOW That’s right.  If you have insurance and we can verify that, confirm it, then we’ll pay your air fare.  Now you say, how can you afford to do that?  Well, it’s not very complicated.  We worked out an arrangement with American Airlines so that we get a preferred price. If you come to the City of Faith with an insurance, with a diagnosis, we take care of you.

SPRR RICHARD ROBERTS With a diagnosis.

SPKM JIM WINSLOW With a diagnosis.  In other words, we’re not doing this for physical examinations.  But if you have a diagnosis and you need to see a doctor or need surgery or need another opinion about something, then we’ll take care of you and we will pick up the cost of the airline fare because with American Airlines we’ve worked out a program so we can afford to do that.  And you benefit, we benefit.  You’re going to get the finest health care in the world.  I know that the City of Faith has the very best.  (Applause)  And you need the very best.

SPKM LARRY LEA Dr. Winslow, I live in Dallas and I picked up the paper and read about this.  And my question was simply, is this program to every city where American Airlines flies?

SPKM JIM WINSLOW Every city that American Airlines goes to has this program available to us.