Reopening wells in Tulsa. First let’s revisit the facts: Tulsa is a city that has given signs and wonders to the world as no other city in modern history. Consider Oral Roberts and T.L. Osborne.
Dr. Oral Roberts: Oral Roberts’ ministry began when, as a 17 year old boy dying of tuberculosis, the Lord allegedly told him, “Son, I am going to heal you, and you are to take My healing power to your generation.” God also added, “And someday, you are to build Me a university based on My authority and on the Holy Spirit.” That very day, he was healed of both tuberculosis and stuttering. After a time if recuperation, Oral spent the next 12 years preaching the Gospel in small churches. Then in 1947, he conducted his first healing service in downtown Enid, Oklahoma. More than 1,200 people were present. At the service, a woman’s hand that had been totally stiff for thirty–eight years was instantly healed, and Oral’s healing ministry was launched.
In 1954, ORM began filming its healing crusades for national television, and in 1955, Oral Roberts televised the first live service from his giant tent cathedral, a feat the ministry was told was “technically impossible.” It was the first weekly primetime TV healing service that America had ever known, giving millions at home a front-row seat to see miracles happening right before their eyes. The whole nation saw that God is a good God, He is a miracle-working God, and faith in Him can move mountains of human need.
As the crowds grew, the size of the tent was increased until it could seat up to 12,000 people. The side curtains could be lifted so that thousands more could stand outside the tent and hear the preaching, see the miracles, receive healing prayer, and come forward to receive Christ as their personal Savior. And in 1957, for the first time, a million souls were won to Jesus in a 12-month period through ORM’s crusades and weekly TV coverage.
Dr. T.L. OSBORN, world missionary evangelist, statesman, teacher, author, publisher, linguist, designer, pianist, and administrator is best known for his mass-miracle ministry to millions. With his wife & associate minister, Dr. Daisy Washburn Osborn, they established their headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1949. Together they proclaimed the Gospel to millions of unreached people in over 90 nations for well over half a century of world-changing missionary evangelism, preaching daily to multitudes from 20,000 to 300,000 people with God confirming his Word by many astounding miracles.
Tonight I have the honor of ministering in a church in Tulsa that is seeing these miracles return with great power. Grace Church has recently installed Rob Yandian as their Pastor. Pastor Bob Yandian has turned the reins of this mighty church to his son. The transfer of authority was not just smooth it was nothing short of amazing. God has confirmed the great future of this church by sending healings in all of their services the last three weeks.
This is the only reason that I left Santa Rosa and the great revival there because of what God is doing in the strategic city of Tulsa. A remnant here yearns for the power of God to come again and they believe it can be greater than ever. They like me, know our nation needs it! And we cannot wait.
The Lord has burned a message in my heart about how these heroes of faith suffered to bring the message of miracles to the lost and the church. My words to Tulsa will not all be sweet and adoring!
I feel fire in my bones. I am going to tell Tulsa that if God can breakthrough in California which is trying to be a socialist antigod bastion then how much more should the saints in Tulsa wake up and take hold of their legacy of Supernatural Power! Oral is in heaven but amazingly, T.L. is still ministering.
Genesis 26 tells us that Isaac dug again the wells of his father Abraham. Warring tribes had buried those wells. The wells of power that Oral and many other heroes of God from Tulsa are buried here. They used a new kind of dirt to clog them up but it is still dirt.
Denominationalism has replaced faith. Programs have replaced Pentecostal Fire. New slick approaches apologize for their faith in express services long on coffee bars, pep talks and short on substance. Many here are actually ashamed of the history that they should be most proud of! They cater pabulum to lukewarm audiences when they should be demonstrating the Glory of God to the masses .
It is not just the towering achievements of these giants of faith that haunt me, it is the hell they endured in order to leave us this priceless legacy. The hell they went through was not so we could have these harmless designer churches pot mark Tulsa.
Grace Church is ready for a gusher from the wells of salvation! They know what has been lost and they are taking steps to repent and receive their inheritance. I cannot wait for tonight and tomorrow!