Now lay your hand on your ears. In the authority of the name of Jesus, everyone that has this loss of hearing, the deafness on one side or both sides and you’re reading my lips tonight or you have this blockage, in the authority of Jesus’ name—at least 17 people are receiving healing in their ear right now. In the authority of Jesus’ name, ears, open up. Deafness, come out, and it’s coming out in the authority of Jesus’ name.
It’s like warm oil is being poured into someone’s ears right now, and suddenly you feel your ears, you say, “Wow, it’s like my ear is draining.” That’s healing coming into your ears right now.
And there’s a cataract that just fell off someone’s eye. You’ve been completely blurred and now all of a sudden, it’s just like someone turned the lights on.
In the name of Jesus, I speak the word to glaucoma and to cataracts and blindness and this coreoretinitis. In the name of Jesus, be thou made whole, w-h-o-l-e. Be healed in your eyes, and somebody’s getting healed of blindness right now. Somebody, you’re blind in one eye, and all of a sudden your eye is opening. I can see you. I can see you sitting there watching tonight. You’re being healed, in the authority of Jesus’ name.
Now there’s lungs. God’s going to do Holy Ghost surgery on lungs right now. Lay your hand on yourself, you suffering with emphysema, with any type of asthma or breathing problems or you’re on some type of oxygen tonight and it’s almost like you’ve been waiting to die.
That’s what you were talking about, how I hear in my spirit. It’s like you’re waiting to die because you can’t get your breath. You can’t even move without the oxygen. In the name of Jesus Christ, I send His word to you tonight. He sends His word and brings healing.
Richard Roberts – In the next part we will look at the take home value of worship, how worship can impact your life today.
Richard Roberts stated that “I’m on top of my game,” Elijah must have said, when he got a voicemail from a woman named Jezebel, “About this time tomorrow, I’m going to kill you.I’m going to do to you what you have done to my prophets.”One voicemail took him out.
How many voicemails have taken you out?How many messages have you received?How many times have you been in a situation when right in the midst of victory, you have been snatched into the jaws of defeat?When you thought everything was up high, suddenly the bottom fell out.As Frank Sinatra used to say, “Riding high in April, shot down in May.”
Oral Roberts says that how many times have you faced it?How many times have I faced it?And what have you done when you faced it? Did you do what Elijah did, because he did what most Christians do.He ran.Any of you ever run?Don’t put up your hand.I will not ask you that question.
He ran, first to a tree, where he wanted to die.Some of you have come to this conference and you feel like dying.You’ve been dying on the inside in your ministry, and you have said by your mouth, “I have got to have a word from God, or I’m quitting.”You may be the reason why I told that story about that fleece, those three fleeces by my father.That was a word in season for someone here tonight.
And then when the tree didn’t bring results, he found himself in a cave, until God spoke to him and said what He said to me in that dormitory room at the University of Kansas, “What are you doing here?I’ve not called you to be here.I’ve called you to be there.
“Get over yourself, Elijah.Get over your critics. Get over those who are seeking to destroy your life and ministry.Stop whining and griping and complaining and having a pity party for yourself.So somebody burst your little pretty balloon.So what?Who cares?
“Get off this mountain, and do what I have told you to do.Elijah, your destiny is not here; it’s there.Anoint Hazael to be king and anoint Jehu to be king and anoint Elisha to take your place.Get back into the rhythm of ministry.Get back into the rhythm of living.Get back to being obedient and doing what I told you to do.”
Richard Roberts - There is an outline included in your bulletin. Take it out. You will notice, first of all, that worship should be welcoming.
Richard Roberts says that I was teaching this recently to a group of students in my class, which I teach each semester on the Charismatic Life and the Healing Ministry. And I said to them what I will say to you. The gifts of the Spirit flow through virtually every born-again believer, at the will of the Spirit in His timing, whichever gift He decides, whenever He decides.
But oftentimes our tendency is when that happens to say, “Well, I wonder what that was?” Or “WOW, that was sure different.” Or “Where did that thought come from?” Or “I could never say that.” And we suppress it; we hold it down. And the bottom-line result is people do not get blessed as a result of it.
Oral Roberts says more and more I’m being asked by ministers to speak on the subject of the gifts of the Spirit: how they operate, how they don’t operate. And those of you who say, “Well, those things don’t operate in my life.” You’ll find that they ARE operating; you’re just holding them down.
I want you to write three things down this morning: Revelation, power and vocal. Let’s break these nine gifts up into three sections: The first three–the revelation gifts; the second three–the power gifts; the final three–the vocal gifts. And let’s begin with the word of wisdom. Everybody say the word of wisdom. (RESPONSE)
Now oftentimes people say, “Well, the gifts of the Spirit only operate in the New Testament,? and that’s not true, because He’s the same Holy Spirit. We didn’t get a new Holy Spirit when Jesus went to the cross. The same Holy Spirit who operated in the Old Testament is the same Holy Spirit who operated in the New Testament is the same Holy Spirit who’s operating now. So let’s deal with the word of wisdom for a moment.
The word of wisdom is: specific understanding or specific direction given in a specific situation. How many times have you faced a situation where you suddenly knew what to do? Or you suddenly knew the exact word of wisdom to give to someone? What do we often do? We often say, “Well, I wonder where that came from? Why, that was out-of the-blue,? not realizing that’s an operation of one of the gifts of the Spirit–the word of wisdom.
First Kings Chapter 17, you know the story of Elijah and the widow. God had sustained Elijah by the brook. The ravens fed him. He drank from the waters. God wanted more than just Elijah to be sustained, He wanted a widow to be sustained so that we could be sustained.
And he came to town. She was gathering sticks for a fire. What are you doing? “I’m getting ready to cook my last supper. I’ve got just enough meal in a barrel, just enough oil in a cruse. We’re going to eat our last meal, my boy and I, and we’re going to die.”
When the word of the Lord, (a word of wisdom) came to Elijah, he said, “Give me the first portion.” Now that was an operation of the word of wisdom. “Give me the first portion, for if you will, thus saith the Lord, “Your meal barrel will not diminish, neither shall your cruse of oil fail.?” Now that was actually the gift of prophecy and the word of wisdom working together.
Richard Roberts – Here in our church we do the triple team welcome. First, the parking crew, second, the greeters, third, the ushers, we triple team you.
But it’s too much of the same thing, preaching and teaching, but leaving out the healing ministry. Jesus said we’re to preach, teach, and heal-not that we can do the healing, but we pray and He does the healing. We’ve got to do all three. And He’s put His stamp of approval on the laying on of hands. And hands are important.
My father has taught me, “Make certain never to do anything that you can’t find in the Bible. If you can’t find it in the Bible, don’t do it. Make sure that everything you say, everything you do is backed up by the Word of God. They may get upset with you, but they cannot argue with the Bible.”
And hands are wonderful. Take your hands like this and look at them. Hands are wonderful. The power of God comes into my hands, they get so hot. I look down and think surely my hands will be red likefire, but they look just absolutely perfectly normal in every respect. And yet I can feel it. I can feel it right now. There’s a burning fire in my hands, and yet there’s no redness and yet they’re hot. God uses hands. In Acts He said He brought special miracles through the hands of Paul.
And that’s the Scripture that God gave me. As I would stretch out my hands on television and say, “Walk over to the television and lay your hands up against my hands as a point of contact and expect miracles. What would happen if members of your congregation would come forward and just let you put your hands on their hands? I’ll tell you what would happen. Miracles would begin to break out, miracles like you’ve never seen before. Do you want to fill your church? Fill it with miracles.
I can remember those services with Kathryn Kuhlman and the tremendous miracles of God as she would give words of knowledge, and people would come forward and give their testimonies. She always waited till the end of the service before she would give her altar call. I never saw her give an altar call after she preached, and she only preached about ten or twelve minutes. She couldn’t wait for the miracles. And people would get healed and after many, many testimonies, she would say, “Well, you’ve been waiting to receive Him. Come on.” And that was her entire altar call.
You think I’m kidding. I’m not. Dozens of times I was in services where she would just say, “I’m waiting. He’s waiting. Come on.” And hundreds of people would get up and come streaming down to the front, with tears streaming down their faces, giving their lives to Jesus because of the miracle. The miracle is the Holy Ghost tenderizer.
I was preaching in a service, and there was a woman who had not breathed out of her nose for 22 years. And when we prayed for her, God healed her. And she was giving the testimony and demonstrating that for the first time in 22 years she didn’t have to breathe out of her mouth, when a man came walking down the aisle and stood in front of me.
And I said, “Sir, can I help you?” He said, “I am her husband. She dragged me here, because I don’t like you. But that’s my wife. I live with her. I know that she cannot breathe out of her nose. But I have seen a miracle.”
I said, “Well, what do you want me to do?” He said, “I want you to lead me to Jesus, that’s what I want you to do.” And I took him by the hand and led him in a sinner’s prayer.
God will work through you, but satan will tell you, “No, if it doesn’t work, what will you say? What will you do? What will people think?” Who cares what they think? You’re not responsible for what somebody thinks. You’re responsible for what He tells you to do.
Richard Roberts – Why do we do that? To have some huge church. No. Why do we do that? To get more people involved. No.