Okay, remember, the number is 866-870-6932. That is for Overcoming Stress. It is my gift to you. You know, in the last couple of days, just in the last—I think we did it since last Tuesday or something like that—over 1,000 stress books have been ordered. And they’re my free gift to you. So please pick up your telephone, 866-870-6932, and let me sow this as my Seed-Faith gift to you today. And I believe it will bless you. Over 1,000 ordered. That means we’re under stress. Okay, we need to overcome stress by the Word of God.
I know what it’s like to be under stress, but we’re not supposed to be under stress. We’re supposed to be overcomers, according to the Word of God. So don’t forget, get your free copy of this stress book. It’s my gift to you.
I want to take you real quickly to Malachi 3:10 and 11, and there’s a reason I want to do this. Now you may say, “Lindsay, why are you giving books away?” Well, if you look on your website and you go there and you go in the bookstore part of it, you’ll see that there was a price for that book and that book is sold actually in bookstores.
Okay, why am I doing this? Because I need to sow a seed. The Bible clearly talks about Malachi sowing a seed, talks very clearly in Luke about sowing a seed, talks very clearly in Philippians 4:13-19, sowing a seed. But it’s not just sowing a seed. It’s sowing a seed so that God can receive that seed and turn it into a harvest for you.
You know, I believe with all my heart that God wants to receive your seed—not that God needs your money. He’s walking on streets made out of gold, walls made out of jasper, gates made out of pearl. That’s what the Bible says heaven is like. And it’s not that He needs your three dollars or thirty dollars or three million dollars. It’s that God wants to see you sow, so that in your heavenly account, according to Philippians 4:13-19— because it talks about your heavenly account—He can open you the windows of heaven.
And I believe when you look at Philippians 4:13-19, you get to say, “My God shall supply all my needs, and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” But you can’t do that until you sow seed. Go look that up in Philippians 4:13-19. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Yes, that’s correct according to God’s Word.
Then it goes into seedtime and harvest, giving and receiving, sowing and reaping. And to that particular group, then God went on to say, “Now my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Now jump over to the last book of the Old Testament, the book of Malachi. The prophet Malachi is talking about robbing God. And it says, “Will a man rob God?” Now if you get a picture visual of this, can you imagine somebody going up to heaven and going up to God and saying, “Stick ‘em up.” That’s not robbing God.
So Malachi was preaching this, and they said, “Where have we robbed God?” And then Malachi was prophesying, “You’ve robbed God in tithe and offering, and you’re cursed with a curse. But if you’ll return unto God, he will return unto you. And bring tithe and offering into the storehouse,” or the place where you’re getting fed.
And then he said, “Prove God. See if I’ll not open you the windows of heaven, pour you out a blessing where there’s not room enough to receive it.” And then this is the verse I keep chewing on, “and rebuke the devourer for your sake.”
You know, many times we get into sticky situations or predicaments, and we think, I haven’t got a clue how to get out of this sticky situation.
Well, God has a clue, and His clue is if you bring tithe and offering into the storehouse. He promised to open you the windows of heaven, pour you out a blessing where there’s not even room enough to contain it all and rebuke the devourer. Satan comes around as a devourer, the Bible says. He will rebuke the devourer for your sake.
Now I want to read you what people are doing. This came in just since the program last night. (Reading names) Now you can’t buy healing, because if you could we’d all buy one. But healing comes as a result of God opening the windows of heaven, pouring out a blessing and rebuking the devourer. Well how does that happen? When you bring tithe.
So we’ve been encouraging people, when you sow your seed, don’t just sow your seed. Specifically name what you would like God to rebuke as far as the devourer in your sake. What is devouring your life? (Reading names) And what they’re doing with that seed is like a target. They are aiming that seed against a specific need, expecting the devourer to be rebuked by God according to what I just read in Malachi 3:10 and 11.
(Reading names) Why would you give away your money if you have a financial problem? Because what you sow, Luke 6:38 says, you will reap, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. (Reading names)
If you have a prayer request or you’d like to sow a seed, pick up your telephone, dial 918-495-7777. Give the Abundant Life Prayer Group prayer partner not only your seed, but be sure you give us your prayer request and say, “I’m aiming this seed to defeat my need.” (Reading names)
I want to jump over real quick to Psalm 103, and it says in Psalm 103:1-5—now I’m going to read it to you, but to be honest with you, my children and I have memorized this over and over since they were babies.
It says, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not his benefits.” Now that’s another thing we need to do is bless the Lord. The Bible says that we praise God in all situations. It doesn’t say we praise Him for all situations, but in the midst of those situations. We begin to praise God. We bless the Lord with our soul, our mind, our will, our emotions.
And as we begin to bless the Lord and sow our seed unto God, I believe that’s when God honors His Word. We sow our seed, He opens the windows of heaven, pours out a blessing, and He rebukes the devourer. We bless Him with our mind, will, and emotions. And he says right here, “He forgives our iniquities”—that’s our sins. “He heals all of our diseases.” Well, glory hallelujah for that! And the formula is to bless the Lord.
“He redeems my life from destruction. He crowns me with lovingkindness and tender mercies. He satisfies my mouth with good things so that my youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all who are oppressed.”
Have you felt like something is oppressing you, that you just can’t get out from under that cloud of oppression? Begin to bless the Lord. Begin to sow your seed, and aim that seed for a specific need.
And I believe according to God’s Word that’s when those windows of heaven are opened. If you look in Philippians 4:13-19, like I said, he said, “Then my God shall supply all your need”—not according to the circumstance or the mess you’re in, but according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
I believe the Bible. I would like to listen to people, but sometimes people will let you down. Sometimes you turn to the left and you hear one thing, and you turn to the right and hear the opposite. Sometimes you go to one family member and they say one thing. You go to another family member and they say the opposite. And they’re not trying to hurt you, but you know what? We need to go to God.
When we’re oppressed, when we’re in a mess, when we are needing a miracle, I always say, “Go to the throne before you go to the phone.” I believe we’ve got to go to God first.
And if you have difficulty going to the throne in behalf of yourself, pick up your telephone. Go to 918-495-7777 and ask the Abundant Life Prayer Group prayer partners to pray with you. Now don’t pick up the phone to just chitchat to some of your friends and then we get the whole thing even deeper.
If you’re going to pick up your phone, I want to encourage you, pick up your telephone and call the Prayer Group prayer partners to agree with you for a miracle, 918-495-77777. Don’t forget to sow your seed. As you sow your seed, when you do that, specifically say what you want that seed to defeat the need. And we’re in agreement with that, and our prayer partners will bring those prayer requests to us and we want the privilege of praying for you.
You know, I really believe God is working literally all over the world. We are getting prayer requests. This one is from England. (Reading requests from India, Herdecke in Germany, South Africa, England, India, South Wales, United Arab Emerites, Nigeria, West Indies.)
Father, in the name of Jesus, we just lift up every prayer request, every seed that’s been sown, every name and every need. And in the name of Jesus, we just pray according to Your Word, Father God. We pray as Psalm 107:20 says, “You sent your word and healed them and delivered them from their destruction.”
Now, Father God, in the name of Jesus, we send the Word according to Your Word and Your will for people to be healed. Satan, we speak directly to you. And in the name of Jesus, we say, “Satan, take your hands off of God’s property,” in Jesus’ name, amen. Amen.
And I want to encourage you again, please allow me the privilege of sowing Overcoming Stress in your life. Now the number is a toll-free number for a free book. So that’s free, plus free, means you get the whole thing free, 866-870-6932, 866-870-6932.
You know, in the last like four or five days there has been over 1,000 requests for these. That means people are under stress. But you know what? God doesn’t want you under it. God wants you to be an overcomer. So please order the stress book. It’s my free gift to you.
And if you’d like further prayer, don’t forget—now we’re about 2:30 in the afternoon here in Tulsa time, live from the Prayer Tower. And at eight o’clock live tonight we’re going to be back from the Prayer Tower with The Hour of Healing. So please call in your prayer request. If you’d like to make a Seed-Faith gift, area code 918-495-7777. God will begin to move mountains, I believe, in your behalf according to the Word of God.
Now as you sow your seed, say your specific need. And then tonight they’re going to bring those prayer requests back to Richard and me, and we’re going to pray specifically over the names, the needs, the seeds that you are planting according to God’s Word. And we’re going to believe for a miracle.
If you need prayer, 918-495-7777. You can go on-line at Oral Roberts Ministry website, orm.cc, write Richard Roberts and Lindsay Roberts at Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74102, or like I said, go to the telephone, 918-495-7777.
So right now I want to encourage you, begin to believe for your miracle. Lord, whatever it is that they’re going through, spiritually, physically, financially, emotionally, in their family, I pray for God to minister healing to you in every area of your life, in Jesus’ name.