Prayer Requests by Lindsay Roberts
And I want to encourage you to pick up the phone, dial the number that they gave you, that toll-free number, and order this book. Now if you go in a bookstore, you’re going to have to pay for it, so don’t do that. Just order it from us because this week I want to give it to you. I want to make this my seed.
I completely and totally believe in Seed-Faith. And right now I feel like I want to sow into your life. So pick up the telephone, 866-870-6932, 866-870-6932, and get your free copy of this stress book.
And, you know, I want to encourage you something, have you ever thought about sowing a seed? Well, why are you doing this, Lindsay? Why are you giving away books? Well, because when I was 12 years old my father died of cancer, and I started watching Oral Roberts. Now my mom had always watched Oral Roberts, and I sat there and watched with her. And I believed everything that she said, and I believed everything he said.
But when my dad died of cancer, my mother was always a seed sower, and she told me, “Lindsay, you need to sow seed because you also need your own kind of miracles.”
So I remember saving everything I had. I had a ten dollar bill. Didn’t even put a return address or any prayer request. I just put my ten dollar bill in an envelope. I wrote “Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Oklahoma,” had no idea if it would even arrive. But he said, “Write Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Oklahoma,” so I did.
And I put my ten dollars in, and I was a whopping 12 years old, and that was my first seed into this ministry. I’d always given to my local church. But my connection, my prayer connection, my place that I was being fed was Oral Roberts Ministry. So I felt like—I had this vision, to be honest with you, of like a grocery store. If you go to a grocery store on this street, you don’t sow into a grocery store over here and pay your bill over here. You pay where you get fed.
And so I felt like, “Okay, I’m getting fed from Oral Roberts,” because he would come on television and he would point his finger and say, “Something GOOD is going to happen to you.”
Well, a lot of bad had happened to us. My father died of cancer. My mother had had some pretty tough diagnosis. One thing after another was falling apart. And I was not old enough to even comprehend all that was happening to our family.
But I heard a man on television stand there and point his finger and say, “Something good is going to happen to you.” And when he’d go off the air, my mother sat me down and she’d say, “Lindsay, you can always attach yourself to my faith and to my seed, but,” she said, “you’re 12 years old. You need to start attaching yourself to your own faith and to your own seed.”
And so I sowed my seed, and I held that little envelope in my hands and I began to pray my own prayer. I’m not sure how smart it was or how eloquent or how big deal it was, but I know it was from my heart.
And I sowed my ten dollar seed. Now he couldn’t write me back because I didn’t even put a return address on it. I just knew that when I let go of that ten dollars, it didn’t matter that it was Oral Roberts. What mattered was, I was sowing unto God. God saw me do it. God knew my heart. God knew my needs, and God knew how to make something good happen to me. Not just because Oral Roberts said it, but because God said it.
And I also knew that I listened to him teach from Luke 6:38, and I remember people saying, “Did Oral make up that scripture?” So I went to Luke 6:38 and, by cracky, it was right there in the Bible, “Give, and it shall be given unto you.” And my mom sat me down and she taught me what Seed-Faith meant, that as I gave unto God, in whatever area I gave, it would be given back to me.
One thing I started doing at my mother’s request. I started working at juvenile detention centers. I think I have had a heart for people who are in prison or kids who are in trouble since I was old enough to think about it.
I also started tutoring what they called delinquent kids. I moved to Florida. The first thing I did, I was always pretty good in math, so I went and found where kids had to go to summer school for math. I was only about 16, 17 years old. And I found where kids had to go to school for math for summer school, and I began to tutor them because I remembered that verse that said when I give, it would be given back to me.
And I want to encourage you to do something. Just like Elijah and the widow of Zarephath, they both had need. Elijah had need in his ministry, but she had need to sow so that her needs would be met back to her.
I had a need, and I learned very young—thank God I did—how to sow my seed. And I want to encourage you, if you’d like to sow a seed, don’t just pick up the telephone and sow money. Pick up the telephone and declare that this is seed according to Luke 6:38, “Give, and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.”
And then as you do that, I’ll never forget something Oral kept saying over and over, “Aim your seed.” And then I thought, Okay, how do I do that? He’d say, “Say a specific need that you want that seed to cover over.”
And I used to imagine that my seed was covering that need. Now my need was the kind of need that money couldn’t buy. My father had died. My family was falling apart. Strange things were beginning to happen, and I didn’t know left from right once my dad died.
Okay, I had to aim my seed toward a family miracle. Now that ten dollars was my only start. But I can guarantee you, I began to sow seed and sow seed from then on.
And I want to encourage you to do this. Just in the past little bit, just right now, a lady named Lula called in and she said she was sowing a one-time gift of $100, believing God for family healing. Lula, I know exactly what that felt like. I did that at 12. (Reading names) Is she buying a miracle? Listen, if you can buy your miracle, I’ll write the first check. It’s not about that at all.
In Malachi, if you go look up the book of Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament, in Malachi 3:10 and 11, it says when you bring your tithe and offering into God’s house and you begin to pray over that and sow in faith, it says this, “He will open you the windows of heaven, pour you out a blessing where there’s not room enough to receive it.” And then the best part, I think, “He will rebuke the devourer for your sake.”
So when you pick up the telephone and you call and you want to sow a seed, you specifically name what you would like the devourer to be rebuked over, at 918-495-7777, 918-495-7777. That’s a group of prayer partners, the Prayer Group right there that I was standing in. They’re right behind me. And you can hear them and feel them praying right now.
(Reading names) Can you buy wisdom for $100? If you can, oh, my goodness, loan me the $100. No, I’m not being sarcastic. I really mean that. If we could purchase our miracle, we’d pay any price.
I think if I could purchase the miracles that we have need of, nobody would hesitate to go run to the bank and borrow money. But that’s not the way it operates. The Bible says, “The kingdom of God is as a seed.” We have to sow into God’s kingdom. And then He said He’d rebuke the devourer for our sake, open the windows of heaven, pour us out a blessing where there’s not room enough to receive it.
(Reading names) This entire stack is people sowing seed, believing for God to take that seed and multiply it in the form of a harvest.
Father, right now in the name of Jesus, we just lift up every name, every need, and every seed. And in the name of Jesus, we aim that seed to defeat this need according to the Word and the will of God.
Lord God, according to Malachi, according to Philippians 4, according to Luke 6:38, according to Your Word, Father God, in the name of Jesus, I am thanking You, my Father God, for ministering healing, especially in the area of finances, that as they sow not only will they reap a harvest financially, which that’s part of Your Word as well, but they would reap a healing in every area of their life, in Jesus’ name.
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.
And I want to encourage you, let me sow seed. Please give me that privilege. Pick up the telephone, 866-870-6932. Let us sow seed into your life with this book.
If you want further prayer—now 24 hours a day, seven days a week, right here where I’m sitting in the midst of the Abundant Life Prayer Group, we are going to have prayer partners on duty. You know, since the 1960’s they’ve been on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, where prayer has never ceased from this place, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
If you need healing, I want to encourage you, if you want to sow a seed, let me encourage you, pick up your telephone, dial 918-495-7777. Talk to the Abundant Life Prayer Group prayer partners.
Remember, we’re going to be right back here live eight o’clock on The Hour of Healing, live from the Prayer Tower tonight at eight o’clock Tulsa time. Make it count today.© Copyright 2010 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Saving Souls | Richard Roberts and Lindsay Roberts Ministries
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