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Getting into the Word of God

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BT:  That’s right.  It’s no longer a …………… about what you don’t have or what’s not right with you.  We’ve got to do self-examination.  And so often I tell people, “Don’t worry about what somebody else is saying or doing.  Do as Jesus did.”   Jesus said, “I only do those things which my Father commands me to do,  and  I only say those things which my Father tells me  to  say.”  And the only way you can do that is by getting into the Word of God.

And as we get into the Word of God, we will begin to think about what we want to say because God is going  to  hold  us  accountable  for every word we say.  And we’re living in a time now that people even in the world are demanding excellence and demanding holiness, they are demanding uprightness and moralness and integrity.  They’re no longer … even if you’re unsaved, they’re no longer going to allow you to represent them.  We see this throughout the political arena.

They will no longer allow you to represent them in an ungodly way, even though they may not be ungodly themselves.  They are looking for those standards. And when you see excellence it brings security. Just like the first time we stepped on this campus, and that was in 1979, we’d heard so much about ORU.  And then when we stepped on this campus, it was as if we had stepped into heaven according  to what we believed, you know, to look like.  And everybody we would talk   to over the years have said the same thing.   The ministry represents the spirit of excellence.  And whatever you represent is what you’re going to produce.

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The spirit of excellence

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MT:  We’re located near Raleigh-Durham.  We’re in that vicinity.

RR:  About 20-30 minutes out of Raleigh.

MT:  Probably 20-30 minutes out of Raleigh.

RR:  What I wanted them to do this morning was  just  open  up  the

Bible to us and take today’s program and the next program and  just minister to us.  And, Mac, I just want to turn you and Brenda loose and just obey the Holy Spirit.

MT:  Well, we want to talk about, Richard and Lindsay, the spirit of excellence.  There is  a  demand,  not  only  from  heaven,  but there’s a demand in the earth, even from the  unbeliever,  the  one that doesn’t even call the name of Christ.  There’s a demand on now for excellence.  And we’re here at ORU where there is a canopy of excellence.  Students come here from all over the  world  and  they excel  because  of  the  anointing  of  God  and  because  of   the requirement for excellence.  And we want to talk about excellence because as we see it now with all confusion taking place,  so much darkness  in  the  earth  because  of  a  lack  of  knowledge,  the expectancy that God has.  I believe God is requiring a cleaning up in basically four different houses.   House   number one is yourself, myself.   I think that God is putting  pressure  on individuals to … for us to hear his voice clearly, to get sin out of our life, and to lay aside every weight.  See, there are still some things in my life that I can’t take with me to heaven.

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God move so mightily


RR:  You tried to kidnap… you tried …

LR:  I tried to take her home with me.

BT:  We have one that will fit in with your three.

LR:  That’s exactly right.   That’s true.   It’s true.   Majesty equals the three of them.

BT:  Well, we’ve already received just wonderful praise reports about the miracles and the great things that God is already doing here at ORU this year.   Our students have told us about the increase in the enrollment and so many of them was telling us how they could not have come back if they had not received scholarships and how God miraculously made provisions.  And we just pray for the university, you know, because we know what   you’re doing is making an impact on this world, literally,

LR:  It’s an incredible thing to go into a church like your church and see the power of God so strong, see God move so mightily.   And see kids that come from the nursery all the way on up and then they get college age and go to a secular university and lose everything that you have spent all that time putting into them.   It’s a sad thing to take the kids who are really worshipping and praising the Lord and then at a certain age when they’re ready for college, go lose it all.  And that’s what the world tempts them with.   And they’re out on their own and they’re doing things they might not do in another environment, and I praise God for the kids that you sent at ORU.  We take good care of them, I think.

BT:  Well, we know that.

RR:  Well, this is a church  that  focuses  in  on  the  women  and focuses in on the men and focuses in on the young  people,  focuses in on the children, through the Word of  God.   Now I appreciated that.  I know because I’ve been there.  I’ve seen it with my own eyes.  Lindsay has been a part of a great women’s conference and I had an opportunity to be a part of a great men’s conference.   I know their program for the young people.  And if you’re  in  that area of the country, you ought to stop by  Christian  Faith  Center some Sunday and just see for yourself in … what did you say?

BT:  Of Creedmore.

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God of a second chance


MT:  Well, thank you, Richard and Lindsay.  It’s wonderful  to  see  what God is doing here as well as in your life and how he’s raised you both up to go forth and he’s packaged you for display, and that means where others will look upon you in order that  they  may  see Him.  And so you are transmitting … not only transmitting by way of television, but transmitting by your lifestyle the signal  of Christ.

RR:  Well, when we see you,  Brenda,  when  we  see  you  and  your husband on television, and we see you quite often, you’re always up there, you’re preaching, you always  have  a  good  positive  word, you’re not preaching  against  anybody  or  preaching  against  … you’re always preaching for something.  And I admire that because that’s the way I was raised.  My dad taught me  as  I  was  raised, “Don’t preach  against  something  or  somebody.   Instead, preach Jesus.”

BT:  Yes, yes.  Well, that’s the thing that we have admired about you two over the years as we have watched the television program. We sort of saw ourselves because you were  so  real,  you  were  so transparent, and it’s always been our desire just to  be  for  real for God and let people see  that  we’re  not  perfect  but  we  are reaching toward perfection and that we’ve  made  some  mistakes  in life but we’re not  going  to  stop  at  those  failures  or  those mistakes.  We’re going to pick ourselves up and  go  on  and  share with other people the good news of Jesus because  God,  as  you  so often say, is the God of a second chance, and a third  chance,  and fourth chance, and a fifth chance.

Richard Roberts : Continually.  Lindsay, did you know they have students from their church that are right here on this campus right now?

LR:  Yes, amen.

RR:  They’re enrolled in ORU.

LR:  Amen.  They do.  And they’ve got four coming up getting ready for ORU.  They’ve got the cutest child on the  face  of  the  human earth named Majesty, and she acts like it.

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Supernatural Peace


Before Jesus went to heaven, He comforted His disciples with these words: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27 NKJV).  Jesus went to the Cross so we could be have peace.  Philippians 4:7 NKJV says, The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

God’s peace can sustain you.  He can give you a supernatural peace in the midst of any storm or struggle you might face.  That peace is Jesus Christ.  No matter what comes or what goes, what’s up or what’s down, Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  And He said He would never leave you (see Hebrews 13:5).

Paul stated in Romans 8:34 that Christ went to heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father and makes intercession for us.  He said, “I will not leave you comfortless.  I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever (John 14:16 AMP).

Jesus’ death on the Cross didn’t end His relationship with us.  He fulfilled everything His Father said so that we could be healed from the crowns of our heads to the soles of our feet, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.  Some people see the Cross as Christ’s death and burial.  We need to always remember that because of the Cross, there was the Resurrection, and we have Jesus’ promise, Because I live, you will live also (John 14:19 AMP).

Jesus didn’t die.  He lives forever.  He is always with us to bring peace and wholeness to our lives.

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