The WORD of God Produces Faith in Your Heart

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KENNETH: Mark 4. How does it
grow? All right. Jesus said, in Mark 4:30–now, we’re
talking about–we’re talking about faith. How do you
make faith grow? How do spiritual things grow? Faith is
a spiritual force, now, remember. Faith is of the–of
the spirit. It is of the heart not the head. It is–it’s not
part of the mind. It is part of your born-again spirit. Okay.
Now, Jesus said, “So is the kingdom of God, as if a man
should cast seed into the ground–” Did you get that,
“cast seed into the ground”. –and should sleep, and rise
night and day, the seed should spring and grow up, he don’t
know how.” You don’t have to know how. You just have to obey
and it’ll do what Jesus said it would do. “For the earth,” or
your spirit, “brings forth fruit of herself; first the blade,
then the ear, after that the full corn of the ear. But when
the fruit is brought forth, immediately he puts in the
sickle, because the harvest is come.” “Whereunto shall we liken
the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?”
Now–now, listen now. It is the whole kingdom of God. Everything
in–everything in the Spirit realm. Well, it’s really true of
the whole creation because God created everything out of a
seed. So–but I wanted you to see about your faith. Love, joy,
peace, gentleness, goodness, longsuffering, faith, meekness,
temperance, that’s the fruit of the Spirit. They all grow this
way. Now listen, “Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of
God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like
a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is
less than all the seeds that be in the earth: but when it is
sown, it grows up, and becomes greater than all herbs, and
shoots out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may
lodge under the shadow of it.” That’s the way spiritual things
grow. If you need your faith to grow, sow it, use it. Go to the
Word, find promises that cover your situation, believe those
promises. You just–just look at it and talk about it. Amen. “I
believe this.” And in your head you’re saying, “I don’t know
whether I believe it or not.” Now, quit paying any attention
to your head and look at your heart. Go down in your spirit,
say, “No, no. Jesus said this, and I believe this. The Bible
said this, and I believe this. The Word of God says this, I
believe that. I believe that. I confess this with my mouth.”
What’s happening? Okay, I’ll show you what’s happening. Go
back over to the book of Romans again. Praise God. Amen. See,
that’s the reason you need your outlines. Amen. You go back over
to the book of Romans in that 10th chapter where we read the
17th verse. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing
by the Word of God.” But now, let’s back up and prove what we
just said in Verse 9. Well, let’s back up here a little bit.
“The righteousness which is of faith speaks on this wise, Say
not in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to
bring Christ down from above.)” “Oh, Jesus, if you could just
come lay your hand on my fevered brow.” Well, He’s not coming,
okay. Why? Because He’s already there. I knew you’d like that.
Ha-ha-ha. “Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to
bring Christ again from the dead.)” He’s already been raised
from the dead. (Laughs) What does faith say? Faith says, “The
word is nigh thee, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that
is, the word of faith, which we preach.” And that’s what I’m
teaching and preaching right now to you. “That–” Now, here it
is: “If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus,” or
Jesus is Lord, “and shall believe in your heart that God
raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved.” Now–now, let
me–let me just drop something in right here. That same word
translated “save” is also translated “healed.” For with
the heart, the spirit man–not the blood pump–(Laughs) I
already mentioned this to you. I’m going to tell you again now.
You can’t believe God with your blood pump no more than you can
your liver. Oh, it–man believeth under the–with
the–with the mouth–with the heart. Huh? “Oh, oh, excuse me.
I missed that.” With the kidney? No, no, no. With the liver? Not
with the nose? No, no, no, no. With your spirit, the heart of
the–see, that’s the reason it calls–it calls the spirit the
heart, because that’s the core of–that’s–it’s the most
important part of spirit, soul, and body. We use that in
different ways. We talk about the heart of a tree because it’s
the center. It’s the place where the life of a tree is. And we
use it a lot, “the heart of the matter.” That means it’s the
most important part of what we’re talking about, see? Amen.
The heart of the matter we are talking about today is that
faith is of the heart and not the mind. That’s the heart of
this situation. Now then, I believe you got that. Okay. “For
with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the
mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Now you come on back
down to 17. “So then faith cometh–” There is no such thing
as faith that won’t come. “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing
by the Word of God.” Now, it comes by hearing the Word of
God, not some imaginary doctrine or something that somebody’s got
about it. It is the Word of faith. Amen. Now, I wanted you
to see this: That everything in the kingdom of God starts with
the seed of the Word. And then you take that seed and you plant
it. Okay. Now, go back over here again to book–the book of
Ephesians. We need to just keep putting our eyes on these things
over and over and over again and build them into your spirit.
Change the way you think, change the way the–the common world
doesn’t know anything about faith. They may know a lot of
religion. That don’t work. Chapter 2 of Ephesians, “God,
who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved
us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened,” or made
us alive, “together with Christ, (by grace are you saved;) and
hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly
places in Christ Jesus: that in the ages to come he might show
the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us
through Christ Jesus. For–” Now, here it is. Now, get it.
“For by grace are you saved through faith–” “By grace are
you saved through faith.” “–it is the gift of God.” It’s His
faith, and through Jesus being crucified–He went to hell. He
died spiritually. “Oh, Brother Copeland?” Well, now, wait a
minute, wait a minute. Back up. Erkk! Stop. Back up. “Even when
we were dead in sins,” that’s spiritual death. “Well, Jesus
never sinned.” No, but He took your and my sin, see. He–What
is spiritual death? Spiritual death is to be separated from
God. He is the source of our life, the God kind of life, the
God faith, the God love, the fruit of the Spirit, the gifts
of the Spirit. Whoa! Glory to God. Amen. When I do that, it
means I preached myself happy right then. Now, what goes on
there is–(Clears Throat) Excuse me. He–well, I Timothy–or
I Peter 2:24. “Himself bore–” Now, listen to me. “Himself bore
our sins in his own body on the tree,” or on the cross, “that
we, being dead to sin, should live unto righteousness: by
whose stripes ye were healed.” Hoo! That’s some Gospel news
right there. Glory to God, that’s good news. You was healed
2,000 years ago. You might just now be finding out about it.
Take it, it belongs to you. Glory to God. It belongs to you.
Faith is your title deed to it. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Now,
then–now–now stay up with me now because I’m like Creflo
Dollar, “I’m a’workin’ on something here.” Glory to God.
Now, well, yeah, thank You, Lord, I appreciate that. Let’s
go back to the book of Romans again. And let’s look in the 4th
chapter of Romans. We’re saved by grace. The grace did it.
Faith received it. Let me say it again. Grace did it, the power
of his grace did it. Faith made the connection.
Now–(Sniffles)–4th chapter of Romans 16th verse, “Therefore it
is of faith–” Now I want you to notice the–the–the “faith”
word here is first. “Therefore it is of faith,” so “that it
might be by grace–” Ha-ha-ha. No faith, no grace. What is
grace? Grace is God’s overwhelming desire to treat you
and me like sin never existed. Hallelujah. It is His unmerited
favor. It was a gift of God. His Faith is a gift. His grace is a
gift. His healing is a gift. Hallelujah! Jesus, the great
gift. God, the Father, the great gift giver! Ha-ha-ha-ha. Glory
to God. Somebody shout “Amen!” Hallelujah. Now, then, “–to the
end the promise might be sure to all the seed.” Hallelujah. Amen.
“The promise might be sure.” I’m telling you, we–and we were–we
were talking there a minute ago–let me remind you of this.
We were talking about–well, let me–let me–help me, Lord, help
me. Yeah, yeah. What if there was a knock on your door,
(Knocks), and you went and opened the door, and there stood
an angel? “I have a message from the most High God.” You say,
“Uh, uh, uh, okay.” Ha-ha-ha. “The most High God sent me to
tell you, ‘By the stripes of Jesus you are healed,'” pssht,
and he’s gone. Whoa! Or what if you opened the door and there
stood Jesus, “I just came by this morning to tell you that by
My stripes you were healed.” Boy, every hair on your body
would be sticking straight out. (Laughs) I mean, even if you’re
bald-headed, brother, your hair–where your hair used to be
would be trying to jump up and down. And you’d say–you’d say,
“Oh, brother, what would you do? What would you do if that
happened?” “My, what would I do? Brother Copeland, what’s the
matter with you? What would I do? Dear God, I’d probably just
go absolutely wild. I’d be shouting and dancing all over
this house.” “What are you shouting and dancing for?”
“Well, my God, I’m healed. Looky-look here. He told me, ‘by
His stripes I am healed.’ Whoo! Glory be to God.” This will
bring more faith than that. “Oh, I don’t believe that.” Ha-ha.
Figured you’d probably say that. (Laughs) So let’s go over to the
gospel of John. Are you getting anything out of this? I am. I am
going to keep doing it whether you are or not. It’s helping me.
Let’s go over to the 20th chapter of the gospel of John.
And you remember Thomas. “Oh, yeah, doubting Thomas.” Don’t
call the man that. I mean, he just doubted for about an hour.
(Laughs) He’s not a doubting Thomas. He’s a believing Thomas.
I don’t think I’d talk that way about the apostles of the Lamb.
I mean, though, you can do what you want to do. Anyway–that’s
what you’re going to do anyhow. Ha-ha-ha. 20th chapter of John’s
gospel, “And–” (Laughs) “–after eight days–” This is
the 26th verse. “–his disciples were within, and Thomas was with
them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the
midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas,
Reach hither thy finger–” Let’s back up to that 24th there, 25th
verses. “But Thomas, one of the twelve,” “was not with them when
Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, We have
seen the Lord. But he said, Except I shall see in his hands
the print of the nails, and put my finger–” or feel of it,
“–put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand
into his side, I will–” Now I want you to get that now. “I
will–” Huh? “I will not believe.” Now, that is a
decision. But see, anyway–well, anyway–let’s get on there. Now
“After eight days again the disciples within, and Thomas
with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in
the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.” Now listen. “Then he
said to Thomas, Reach here your finger, and behold my hands–”
In other words, “touch me.” “–reach here your hand, thrust
it into my side: and be not faithless, believing. Thomas
answered and said unto him, My Lord, my God.” Well, now,
listen. “Oh, Brother Copeland, I–I–whoa! If, I mean, Jesus
had come walking up to me and–and just told me that,
I’d–You got to be wrong, brother. That–that–that’d
cause more faith and–” No, no. That would cause mental ascent,
not faith. Huh? Okay. You still love me, don’t you? Okay. I knew
you did. “Jesus said unto him, Thomas, because you have seen
me, thou hast believed: blessed–” the blessing of the
Lord, “–are they that have not seen, and yet believed.” When
you make a–He made a decision. Now, listen to me now. He made
the decision to not believe. Hmm? He made the conscious
decision to not believe because he couldn’t see it and he
couldn’t feel it. Jesus said, “If you believe it in your
heart, and say it with your mouth–” The Word of God says,
“Faith cometh by hearing,” not by touching, not by seeing.
“Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Do
you remember the faith that Jesus marveled at? What is it?
I’ll tell you. He said–you remember the centurion had a
sick servant? And he said to Jesus, “I’m unworthy that you
come into my house. Just–I’m a man of authority. I tell a man
to go, I tell a man to come. They go, they come.” In other
words, they obey me. “You speak the word only and my servant
will be healed. In other words, I recognize the–where your
power is. I recognize that it is in authority over sickness, over
disease, over devils, over death.” Hallelujah. And he said,
“You say the word and my servant will be healed.” Whoa! What is
that? That is faith that needs no evidence other than the
written Word of God. Now, that’s the most powerful faith there
is. And, I mean, you can receive your healing just by spending
more time in the Word of God. Jesus just said it. Let’s go
back over to Mark 11 again. He said it. And this–this is
the key to it. “I say unto you, whosoever say unto this
mountain, Be thou removed, be thou cast into the sea; not
doubt in his–” hurt “–heart–” excuse me, and “believe that
those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he said.” Ha-ha. Faith is of the spirit, the
core, the–the heart, not the head. The head wants to see
something, like Thomas. The head wants–his head wanted to see
something. I mean he–and he made a conscious decision. I’m
going to say it again. He made a conscious decision to not
believe it. Jesus said, “Thomas, you’re faithless. Blessed are
those who have believed and not seen.” Now, see that’s what the
centurion did when he said to Jesus, “Speak the word only, my
servant will be healed.” He didn’t require any physical
evidence. “Oh, Brother Copeland, how am I going to do this?”
“Faith cometh–” Say it. “–by hearing, and hearing by the Word
of God.” If you ever catch yourself doing this, I come up
and I announce, “Well, we’re going to talk about faith
today.” “Oh, man, I’ve already heard that.” No, you haven’t
heard it. Faith doesn’t come by hearing once no more than
physical health comes from eating one meal a week. No, man,
you’re going to die. Ha-ha-ha. F.F. Bosworth said, “Ah, some of
you said–you wonder how come your faith doesn’t work any
better than it does'” He says, “You feed your–you feed your
body three hot meals a day, and you feed your spirit one cold
snack a week.” (Laughs) Boy, that pretty well says it,
doesn’t it? Yeah. ANNOUNCER: We hope you enjoyed
today’s teaching from Kenneth Copeland Ministries, and
remember Jesus is Lord.

 

13 Responses

  1. Daniel Acoustic

    September 2, 2019 4:07 am

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  2. Santino Williams

    September 4, 2019 9:17 am

    Always uplifting to fellowship and talk about and learn and listen about God and his word it is food for the spirit and soul it is the truth and the light and the way and everytime I hear it it inspires me and lifts me, I'm thankful for this ministry and Kenneth Copeland for his teaching on understanding the word and how it operates in the life of the believer and what we must do to experience the fullness of God and his promises for our lives, God is awesome and worthy to be praised and served, how blessed we are.🙏

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  3. Dr Ishmael Tswaledi Moukamgwe

    September 5, 2019 4:02 am

    I have made a conscious decision to watch KCM videos everyday, at least once a daily everyday !

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