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Kenneth Copeland - Faith Always Works

Kenneth Copeland - Faith Always Works

Hello everybody. I'm Kenneth Copeland and this is the Believer's Voice of Victory broadcast. Let's have a word of prayer and we get right into today's lesson. Father, we thank You in the name of Jesus. We with gladness of heart and joyfulness and thanksgiving for the abundance of all things, and we praise You today. And we thank You that the Word of God, the Word of God, two blood covenants. The first one in the blood of animals, then in the blood of a man called Abraham, he's got his name changed to Abraham. And then the second and powerful covenant in the blood. The precious blood of Jesus. We thank You. We praise You in Jesus' name. Amen. And we're of course, we're talking about faith and today let's open our Bibles to the book of Galatians, please. Yesterday, we talked about the law of faith. It is spiritual law.

Now there is the law of reciprocals. Things that are exactly the same yet, exactly opposite. Now, how could that be? Well, it's very simple. You take a compass rose. Now there's 360 degrees in a full circle. So each one of those or any part of those are all compass directions. So if you're going North, that is part of the compass. However, the reciprocal of North is South. So they are all, they are both part of the same yet, they are exact opposites. So there is faith and the reciprocal of faith is fear. Both of them are faith. Fear began as Adam's faith. God called for him, and he had hidden from God. Instead of faith, cometh fear runs. Amen.

So fear and fear is not okay. You check it out yourself and find out how many times the Bible says fear not. I'm thinking right now about what Jesus said when the death messenger came to Jairus and says, your daughter is dead. trouble not to master any farther. Jesus answered Jairus didn't. He had already spoken his faith. My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come lay your hand on her and she'll live. That's far as he was concerned, that did it. Well, Jairus didn't answer. Jesus did. And he said, stop the fear. That's the way he dealt with death. Stop the fear. Believe only she shall be made whole. Stop the fear. This is extremely important. I mean, it may be something of both your knees or shaking and banging together, but I don't start talking it. Well, are you going to go with us? No, I'm afraid not. Well what'd you need that for? Why aren't you going to go? Because my feet are killing me. And I laughed till I thought I'd die. All of that, all of that conversation is death oriented by guess who.

Think about Adam lived 900 years after his spirit died. He didn't know how to die. It took a long time for the devil to train him. He had to teach him how to talk. He had to get him over on the death side. If you won't talk yourself to death. Yes. There's a lot of generational curses. There are generational because a child learns how to think, talk, and eat from their parents. And, so what? They talk the same way, they eat the same way. And so they all have the same heart attack over and over. And they talk the same way over and over. Amen. A man by the name of Jimmy Hester, just a powerful, powerful man of God. My mother's prayer group would, she, when her prayer group, as most of you know by now, would get so big that you couldn't get anywhere close to my dad's house. And so finally she had just turned it over to a pastor and it had turned into a church and she had wait year, 18 months, and start another one. And it would, it would do the same.

Now someone took him to my mother's prayer group. And so she said something and Jimmy asked her, told me this and on his 60th birthday, anyway, she said, well, what's the deal here? He said, well, my granddad died of a heart attack. My dad died of a heart attack and I've got a bad heart, now. She said, tell me the truth about this. Well, lady, I, you know, my granddad had died of a heart attack. My dad died of a heart attack and I have bad heart. She said, I said, tell me the truth about this. So he went through that again. He said, Kenneth, she boxed my ears. She said, she hit me so hard on my ears, my ears rang. And she said, Isaiah 53, 1 through 4 by his stripes, you're healed. That's the truth about this. And she shook him. He said it startled me. But he said, Kenneth, my mother always said that to me.

Now, Jimmy, you be careful now because your granddad, you know, the Hesters the Hester men have bad hearts. She didn't know any better. They're good Christian people. They didn't know any better, but they're killing one another with their conversation and they're died. They're all eating the same way. Heart trouble's not hereditary. It's self-induced. Glory to God. Now the men on my mother's side. Yes. All except one. He was killed in World War II. Her older brother, her younger brother died of a heart attack and born again. I mean excited man about the Word of God. But he just got through working out just fell dead in his living room. Well, my DNA ran toward that side of the family. I started going down that same track. Now I'm 85 years old and I have outlived the whole bunch. Because I changed the way I talk. I changed what I eat and began to work at it. Amen.

And anyway. So now then, in looking at the 5th Chapter of the Book of Galatians stand fast, therefore, now wait a minute, when you find a therefore stop and see what it's there for. So back up into the 4th Chapter and we'll see, now we brethren as Isaac was are the children of promise. Oh, glory to God. We're covenant children of promise. We're children of promise. Yeah, we're chill. I said, we're children of promise. Glory to God. But as then, he, that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born of the spirit, even so it is till now. Well, certainly it is. If you think you're going to get out of persecution, the only way you're going to get out of persecution is to do nothing. And when you begin to prosper more than a little, that's when the persecution really kicks in. I've said it before and I'll say it to you again.

Any born again believer, but especially any born again, Holy Ghost baptized preacher, with more than enough money to do everything God called him to do and more, you're going to hear from the devil. Because that's, I mean, that's the way he has attempted to control the church is by preaching and teaching poverty. And the only way he's been able to get away with that is with quote Gentile Christians. Now, we're not Gentile. Gentile just simply means somebody without God. We're not. But we think about that referring to the nation of Israel and the Jews.

Now remember Judeo-Christian, huh? Absolutely. If it hadn't been for the Jews, there wouldn't be any Christians. Come on. Jesus, a Jew died for all of us. Amen. And we are grafted in, but it is very difficult to find Jewish people, rabbis, businessmen, business women that will fall for that poverty mess. Why? They are the offspring of Abraham, whom God made very, very wealthy. Very rich Abraham, Isaac, Jacob. Why? Because of the covenant! Well we're children of promise! We're supposed to prosper. My father in the faith, Oral Roberts tells of a young boy back when they were in the big crusades, the big tent meetings and so forth. Oral Roberts back in those days would pray. He had laid his hands on so many people. 2 million people is a lot of people that lay your hands. Until he had to have surgery on his shoulders. Well, I just don't understand that. All that healing power going through his shoulders should have healed him. Healing is not a reward. It belongs to you. Amen. But it has to be received. It has to be received.

Now, and he had a terrible attack of appendicitis. He was in the hospital and they had that appendix, Richard was with the doctor inside this booth area. He's out here on a gurney. And they're looking at that appendix on the x-ray scope on the inside. He was just lying there on that table. And he said, Lord, I'm tired of this. I've had all the surgery I'm going to have. He said, I have sown my seed and I have believed God and been obedient to you. I'm paraphrasing, of course what he said, but he said, that's over and I'm cashing in some receipts. He said giving and receipting. And he said, I'm cashing in some receipts. And the doctor said to Richard, are you seeing what I'm seeing? Richard said, I'm seeing it. That appendix just went. It just went back to normal. Why? He cashed in some receipts.

Now he could have done that with his shoulders. But when he got tired and fed up with that, he decided I'm not going to be operated on anymore. I'm cashing in some receipts. How? By faith. So what did he do? He gave Jesus something to work with. Amen. Amen. Hallelujah. So, faith works. Now, as you continue reading, stand fast, therefore in the liberty, where with Christ has made us free. Now we're going to find out about standing fast. Stand fast, behold I Paul say unto you that if you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man that circumcised that he's a debtor to the whole law, Christ then becomes of no effect unto you. Whosoever of you are justified by the law, you're fallen from grace, for we through the spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Jesus Christ, neither circumcisions avails anything. Nor uncircumcision, but faith works by love!

Yesterday we talked about faith comes. Today, we talked about faith works. Faith works by love, which is a commandment John Chapter 13, if you will, please. Now, you know where this took place. The 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th chapters of John are all in the meal that changed Heaven and Earth forever. That last suffer and study it carefully. It is amazing when you see from John, that Judas had to be removed from the room before Jesus would go into certain things. So in this 13th chapter of John, Jesus knew that his hour was come, that he should depart out of this world. Now, come on over. In this 13th chapter, now notice this, 27, after the sop, Satan entered into Judas then said, Jesus unto him, what you do, do quickly. So he left. Now, therefore, when he was gone out, now, Jesus said, now is the Son of man glorified. Had to get him out of the room because the minute he ate that sop the devil entered him.

So the Devil has no part with the the rest of this meal, get him out of here right now. So verse 31, therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, now is the son of man glorified. And God is glorified in him. If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify himself and shall straightway glorify him. Little children yet a little while. I'm with you. You shall seek me. And as I said, under the Jews is where I go, you cannot come. So now I say to you, now I say to you a new commandment, I give unto you that you love one another, as I have loved you. That you also love one another by this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. That is the new commandment.

Now John reiterated this in 1st John. And he said, our commandment is now. It has two parts. That you have faith in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ and love one another. Now he is talking to you and me. Jesus was talking to him. John was there that night. Now the apostle of love is the one that they couldn't kill. One of the Romans nasty tricks was to hook you with a grappling hook, dump you into boiling oil and just pull out a skeleton. They did wet with him and pulled him out and it didn't do anything. So what is this? This is the Hebrew children in the fiery furnace. Only in this case, it was a pot of boiling oil and it scared them, so terribly that they just said, well, let's just throw him away. Just get him out of here. Just get him away from here. So they put him on the Isle of Patmos. And from that place, we have the Book of Revelations.

Isn't that wonderful. He's the only one of the apostles of the lamb that lived out his life. And now you can understand why the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy and said, let no man despise your youth. How would you like to be pastor of a church with the Apostle John on the front row and seated next to him is Mary the mother of Jesus. Now, now come on. I mean I was just upset when Kenneth Hagin was sitting in the front, you know, I kept thinking, my God, I don't know anything except what he taught me. So I'm just going to preach what he taught me. Amen.

Somebody got news of the fact, they went to Brother Hagin. Billye Brim tells this story. They went to Brother Hagin. I mean, they were all so irritated and they were talking about, you know, we ought to figure, Brother Hagin ought to sue this guy. And so they went to him. All of them gathered up to bring the news to Brother Hagin. There a young man by the name of Kenneth Copeland that's preaching your sermons. He said, Glory to God! Somebody finally took hold of it. Oh yeah! That's yeah! Oh yeah! Amen! Yeah! Glory to God. Amen. Ain't faith fun? I mean the Bible is just fun! Praise God. And we're out of time. Give the Lord a praise. Hallelujah! Glory to God! Thank you, Jesus.
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