Release Your Faith Through Love

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KENNETH: Father, we
pray before we enter into the word and the message, the night
about faith and how it’s released and how it’s used. And
I’m looking to you, greater one that dwells within me. I am
looking to you for every gift, every spiritual endowment
necessary. Every anointing to carry out what you have called
and anointed me to do. And I’m asking you, sir, that I speak
these words accurately and cause the people to hear it equally as
accurately and we’ll hear from heaven. Words that move heaven
on the earth in the name of Jesus. Can you say amen? Glory
to God. Open your bibles with me tonight. Go back to the book of
Mark, of course. And we’ll read from the very beginning of Mark
11:22-25. Jesus classic teaching on the subject of faith in the
gospel of Mark. When Jesus said, “Have faith in God” or have the
faith of God the cross references. “For verily I say
unto you whosoever shall say unto this mountain, ‘Be thou
removed and be thou cast into the sea,’ and shall not doubt in
his heart, in the inner man.” Peter called it the hidden man
of the heart. He’s not talking about your physical heart, your
blood pump. You know, “Whosoever shall not doubt in his liver.”
No. It’s the spirit man, the inner man. “But shall believe
that those things which he sayeth shall come to pass, he
shall have whatsoever he sayeth.” He will have whatsoever
he says. Therefore I say. Now, Jesus put forth the absolute law
of faith. It’s a whosoever thing. And then he immediately
used it. “Therefore I say.” Did you catch that? Therefore I say
unto you what things soever you desire, when you pray begin to
believe. That’s when you exercise your faith. That’s when
you begin to say, “It’s mine.” The old idea, “Well, I really
don’t know if it’s God’s will to heal me or not, so I’ll just
pray and ask him to and if he doesn’t, well I don’t guess it’s
his will.” Now, the writers and translators of the King James
bible did their very best to get over to us by using the word
testament instead of covenant. I remember how thrilled I was. I
didn’t know testament meant covenant when I first went to
Oral Roberts University. I was scripture illiterate. I didn’t
understand that. And then I saw that and I thought, “Dear Lord.”
And my background being Native American, man, I got excited
over this. It’s a blood covenant. Man oh man, Jesus
Christ of Nazareth is my blood, he’s my blood brother, man. He
is my blood brother. Are you listening to me? But now let’s
don’t get on the ditch on that side and forget about testament.
Look it up in the regular dictionary and see what it says.
Just happen to have. Testament. Law. A will. Especially one that
relates to the disposition of one’s personal property. The
will. God wrote his will. Amen. I saw this years ago and I let
it slip. And then Pastor George picked up on it. Amen. Stand up,
George. Let everybody see how sharp you are today. And Miss
Kelly. Would you stand up, Kelly? Thank you, Lord. And
George picked up on that. God wrote his will, particularly,
now it had an old testament and then they upgraded it to a
second testament or a new will. Amen. The first will promised
Jesus, the second will he came. He wrote his own will. Now, let
me ask you. When did I receive AW Copeland, Aubrey Wayne
Copeland’s will, he left a will. When did I get what my dad left?
When he died or when I die and go to heaven where he is? Boy,
that’s really dumb. But it’s because of just brainwashing old
nasty religion that just didn’t believe hardly anything. Famous,
some churches. Famous for believing nothing. Just argue
with you about everything. “Well, I just don’t know where
it says will or not.” Well, then he ought not put it in his will.
He’s the only man I know of that wrote his will, died, came back
to probate his own will. Hallelujah. It doesn’t take long
to preach me happy, glory to God. Therefore, I say unto you
what things soever you desire when you pray that’s when you
begin believing. Not after you see it. Not after you feel it.
Not after you wander around about it for another two or
three years. No. You find the answer to the prayer before you
ever pray the prayer. Let the word of God be the answer to
your prayer life. Amen. Don’t start making up stuff. Amen. All
the promises of God in him are yes and amen. Hallelujah. Glory
to God. Did you hear what I said? Did you hear what the
bible just said? In him it’s not, “Well, some times the
answer’s yes. Some times it’s not. Some times it’s we don’t
know. Maybe wait a while.” Words just fail me. Hallelujah. And
I’ve said some of those idiot-isms myself. Until I
learned a whole lot better. Let the word of God fight its own
fight. It is the sword of the spirit, let it fight its own
fight. Amen. The battle is the Lord’s, not yours and mine. The
battle’s already won. The victory’s already ours.
Hallelujah. So we begin to shout the victory. “Yeah, but I don’t
feel.” Good. Just go sit down and feel something. Feelings
will lie to you. I absolutely could care less what my feelings
say. Now, don’t misunderstand me. There are times and should
be times when the feelings are wonderful, glory to God.
Particularly in praise and worship where you just get over
into his presence and you praise God long enough and the spirit
of worship comes, and in that spirit the glory falls and in
his presence you just don’t want to leave. And you don’t know
whether to laugh or cry and it’s just so wonderful. When we pray,
we enter into his presence and when we praise and worship and
give thanks, he enters into ours. And it just becomes so,
I’ve learned so much from my daughter Kelly. And I’m learning
more, praise God. Your kids will teach you something if you’ll
listen. Amen. Well, they’re supposed to be smarter than you.
Amen. Gloria’s smarter than me. And Gloria and I put that
together. She got her mother’s brains and her good looks, bless
her darling heart. She’s glad she looks like her mother.
Anyway. Therefore, I say unto you what thing soever you desire
when you pray believe you receive them and you shall have
them. Ah, but when you stand praying, forgive. It’s all part
of the same prayer. And it’s just as much a spiritual law as
these other two verses, because faith will not work in an
unforgiving heart. It just won’t. And here again, get away
from the feeling syndrome. “Brother Copeland, you don’t
know what they did to me.” No, I don’t know what they did to you,
darling. But it don’t matter. They didn’t kill you. If they’d
have had, the other side of that would’ve been stunning. You’d
have been a martyr. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? “Oh, Brother
Copeland, don’t talk like that.” Well, how you want me to talk?
You want me to frown up and get sourpuss like you? No, I’m not
going there, thank you. The joy of the Lord and a merry heart
does good like a medicine. Glory to God. Take your medicine. I
don’t care how bad it is. I don’t care what they said about
you. I don’t care if they accused you of 1400 things that
you never did and they just got all kinds of problems, cost you
your job and everything else. I’m telling you, you’re a
soldier in the army of the Lord and you just come up before him,
“Sir, permission to forgive that person now, sir.” He’ll say,
“You have permission.” “I forgive him. Thank you, sir,
very much. They’re forgiven.” Nobody said you had to feel good
about it. But God said you have to do it. Why? If you don’t
forgive, he can’t bless you. And he’s all about blessing you.
He’s all about that. He’s all about providing all your needs.
He’s all about providing all your wants. Oh, he’s the Lord my
shepherd and I shall not want. I shall not lack. Glory to God. He
causes me, leads me beside the still waters and into green
pastures so he can restore my soul, hallelujah. Why? Because
your soul gets all beat up. Your mind, your will, your emotion.
You get all beat up out there. He’s got some green pastures for
you, sweetheart. He’s got some still water waiting on you. Get
in that prayer room and say, “Lord, I’m a soldier in the army
of the Lord and I have it in my heart to be obedient to your
commands and I forgive. If I have all against any and
if I have anybody in there that I don’t remember, you deal with
me about it. I’ll take care of business here.” It’s impossible
to please God without faith. It is impossible to please anybody
without faith. You can’t do it. Dr. Avery, you can’t do it. Dr.
Avery, I just really appreciate you, sir. And I think you’re
just an amazing man. I just don’t believe in nothing you
say. What? What’d I do? See. Try that on your wife some time and
see where that gets you. “I love you darling, I just don’t
believe in nothing you say.” It’s impossible to please
anybody without faith. But now think about the system here. Why
is this so important? Faith works by love. Therefore it is
of faith so that it might be by grace … I cannot afford to be
operating without grace. Now think about the 14th chapter of
I Corinthians. “Even though I speak with the tongues of men
and angels and have not loved,” doesn’t say nothing about
feeling it. Agape. Not phileo Agape. Agape love is
love on purpose, whether you feel like it or not. Amen. It is
by agape that it might be by grace that the promise might be
sure to all that see it. Though I speak with the tongue of men
and angels and have not loved, I’m just a lot of noise. Going
through all emotions. “Oh, Oh, i’m just praising and
worshiping. I got this big grin on my face.” You ain’t
nothing but a lot of noise. Just because you refuse
to forgive. Very dangerous. Extremely dangerous situation.
This includes politicians. Now, I’m going to say this to you.
You better vote in faith and you better vote. I’m going to tell
you right now. You’re not worth your American salt if you don’t
vote. That, hey, if you honestly believe and you pray before you
vote, and you honestly believe that you’re voting, you vote
your heart, not your grandma. You listen to God. You honestly
believe that you voted the way the Lord showed you to vote.
Even if your side lost, you get credit for the win. Praise God.
You get credit because you listened to God. But then after
that, don’t gripe and bellyache because your side lost. I heard
some guy talking about, “I’ll pray for the office. I can’t
pray for the man.” Well, you’re a liar. Can’t pray for the man.
You’re just full of bull, that’s all. Amen, amen. Amen. I’m very
serious about this. I’m very passionate about my country.
Praise God. I just wish I was young enough to go to war. Come
on. You understand where I’m coming from now? And so we have
an election coming up. Listen and pray in the spirit. Listen.
Listen. Listen. Listen and pray. Listen and pray. Listen and
pray. Listen and pray. Find out. “Well, I ain’t going to vote for
either one of them.” Well, you just voted for the wrong one.
That’s right. Amen. Because if you didn’t vote, you voted for
the loser. That’s right. And for now, that’s all I’m going to say
about that, I think. But hey, I’m going to tell you something
else. All of this has to do with the world of faith. Now, because
of the faith of our forefathers, we live in the most dynamic
nation that’s ever existed on the face of the earth. And
because of that, because of that, we need to become very
objective about it. We need to help one another, glory to God.
And I don’t tell you for whom to vote. I would never do that,
praise God. But I’ll pray with you about it and you pray with
me about it. Amen. Thank you, Lord. It’s the same thing about
talking about the word of God. You may see the word of faith
one way and I see it another. Don’t get mad at me over it. I
didn’t write this. I wish I had. I just work here, you
understand? I got a lot of job security. I’ve been doing it a
long time. Let me tell you how to be wealthy. Find out exactly
what God wants you to do, exactly, and then go do it for
53 years and you … Whoa. You’re going to have a big house
and a big car and whatever else you want. Because he’ll prosper
you. Amen. He’ll prosper you. But you have to listen. And you
have to obey. And you have to walk in the truth of it. And
when he says, “First of all, pray for all men, kings, and all
men that are in authority that the church live in peace,
honesty, and godliness,” he means it when he said it. Amen.
For this is good in the sight of God our savior who would have
all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth,
there’s one God, one mediator between God and men, the man
Christ Jesus. Glory to God, who gave himself as a ransom for all
to be testified of in due time. Hallelujah. That means that you
praise for the president, the vice president. You pray for
everybody in the congress, everybody in the senate,
everybody in the house. Glory to God. You pray for them. And pray
for the ones that you don’t like the most. “Well, I don’t want to
do that.” I don’t care what you want to do. I just quoted 1
Timothy chapter two. Is that in the bible? Then do it. Glory to
God. It’s not in there just to hold the pages
up. Do it and do it in faith. And do
it every day. ANNOUNCER: We hope you enjoyed
today’s teaching from Kenneth Copeland Ministries, and
remember Jesus is Lord.

 

7 Responses

  1. Richard Chrisp

    November 17, 2019 1:21 pm

    Jesus healed everyone that came to him in faith for healing, That is one reason why Jesus came Healing is part of salvation. Jesus redeemed mankind from sin, sickness and poverty.

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  2. Caleb Griffin

    November 17, 2019 2:52 pm

    The fact that I'm allowed (and empowered) to love anyone, even my enemies and critics, gives me hope. You can't defeat me and LOVE. 😜

    Reply

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