Kenneth Copeland - Take Your Miracle
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Let's go to the 17th chapter of John. John, the 17th chapter, and this is the prayer that Jesus prayed, and you need to pray this prayer along with Jesus all the way down through it. And you'll come to the 20th first, "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also, which shall believe in me through their word". Well, that covered everybody in here. One way or another, we believed on him through the Word that these men wrote and their lives, particularly John and Peter. "That they all may be one, now, Father in me and I in thee, that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that you've sent me, and the glory, which you gave me, I have given them that they may be one, even as we are one. I and them and thou in me that they may be made perfect in one, that the world may know that you sent me and have loved them just as much as you love me".
God loves you just as much as he loved Jesus. The first time I saw that, I mean, like I told you, I was scripturally illiterate. I read through that, but I didn't pay any attention to it. But I learned about the prayer of agreement. I thought, "I'm going to agree with every verse in this prayer". I got down to that glory verse and that kind of shook me a little bit, but it's written in red. So I said, "I agree," but then I got to that one and I said, "God loves me just as much as he love Jesus"? That frightened me. But I said I was going to agree with this. And I was walking around the little room there in Tulsa, in our little house we rented, and walking around that room, And I was going through that and my knees began to shake and I began to say it. I said, "I'm going to say it. God loves me as much as he loves Jesus".
Because of my religious thinking, I didn't know I was a new creature. I thought I was just an old sinner saved by grace. That's what I heard in the Baptist church. I was an old sinner, but then I got saved by grace, so I'm no longer an old sinner. But I didn't know that. So I said, "I'm going to say it anyway. It's written in red. I'm going to say it". And I just started walking around that room. God loves me just as much as he does Jesus. God loves me. God loves me. God. Yes, he does. Glory. And I'm telling you, my spirit rose up on the inside of me. I began to be bold. I said, "God loves Kenneth. God loves Kenneth Max Copeland. God loves Kenneth, glory to God. He loves me as much as he does Jesus. I am loved by God". It changed me forever and it began to be easy to receive from him because I found out he loved me. And then I got to thinking about it.
Well, of course. He sent Jesus to the cross to get me. He sent Jesus to the cross to get you. He loved you so much that it pleased him to bruise him. That only happened over a period of three days and nights, but it lasted forever. Glory to God. And we're nearing praying time now. Matthew 8:16, Matthew 12:15, Matthew 19:2, Mark 6:56, Luke 4:38-40, Luke 6:17-19, Luke 9:10-11, Jesus healed them all. He healed them all. How many all? All of them that would receive it. There was a lot of them that didn't get it until maybe even after he was raised from the dead. But at the time, they were just curious. But in the book of Luke, it said, "The multitudes came to hear and be healed". They wanted to hear him just as much as they wanted to be healed. Oh, wouldn't you like to hear him preach? We're going to get to one of these days, glory to God, hallelujah.
A woman that had spent some time in heaven, and I'm at the closing point here, had spent some time in heaven, and she said that she went into this huge, huge ballroom and sanctuary with this gorgeous, sparkling, white dome. And everybody's praising God and there'd been several speakers. But then she said, "All of a sudden, the Master walked out on the platform," and then she saw that the dome was made of angels. And when he stepped up, the angels just took flight. The ceiling flew away. How'd you like some of that?
Now, Gloria's little brother, her little brother Stanley, Stanley Neece, glory to God, what a man. He was a journeyman rock mason and our prayer cabin in Arkansas, he built the chimney. And I was watching him working on the top of it and he was standing there with Gloria's brother, Doug. He'd pick up those buckets of mud and walk up the ladder. Waist about that big around, and when he started up the ladder, his back muscles are doing this. I said, "Doug, I hope you've already got your licks in on your little brother". He said, "I'm not touching him". But his arms were big. He would not wear sleeves. You could buy him, well, in fact, we bought him a dress shirt one time, and first thing he did is cut the sleeves out and put his coat on. He would not wear sleeves. They were tough on his arms. Well, we got the news that he was asleep in a truck on the right side, and the young man that was driving the truck was driving way too fast. And I know right where that curve is. The curve goes this way, but the lean, it's an adverse lean curve, and he took it too fast, and that truck just ran out through the trees and burst into flames.
Well, this woman walked up to Gloria. She said, "Gloria, you don't know me". But she said, "There is a large place". She said, "You can't imagine". And this is very important for right now. She said, "The big thing in heaven right now is the catching away of the church". And she said, "That's what is on everybody's mind in heaven". And she said, "There were people doing place settings. Gorgeous, gorgeous silverware, gorgeous gold plates". And she said, "It's just magnificent". And she said, "There was a young man there, and he had on this white garment," and said, "He walked over and he said, would you tell Gloria I wasn't in that truck when it burned"? God just snatched him out there. He didn't know anything about the burning. She said, "But you know, Gloria, there's the strangest thing about him. He was the only one there with no sleeves in his garment". It was Stanley. It had to have been.
Do you know what that did for our family? Victory over death. Victory over death, glory to God forevermore. Are you ready to pray the prayer of faith? Glory to God. Stand on your feet with me. Hallelujah. Thank You, Lord Jesus. Now, plug in with your faith. It's just exactly like these lights. The power, if one of these lights go out, you don't call the power company. If you walk in here and it's dark, you don't call the power company, send us some light in here. Plug the thing in. Flip the switch. Brother Hagin used to say, "Keep the switch of faith turned on". plug in with your faith. Make an effort. Make an effort.
The Lord told Brother Hagin when he was healed of heart and totally paralyzed, I remember this. He got onto Mark 11:22, 23, and 24, and he just stayed there. He was totally paralyzed. He was totally paralyzed. But he just kept saying it. He learned that he had to say it. And he learned that he had to believe he was healed before he was healed. He learned that he had to say he was healed before he was healed. He learned that he had to believe it in his heart and say it with his mouth. And he started doing that. He was totally paralyzed. And the Lord said to him in his heart, he said, "So you believe you're well"? He said, "That's right. I do". He said, "Well, people ought to be up this time of day".
That's all he said to him. So he said he still had the use of his arms and he swung his legs out on the floor. They were completely paralyzed. And then when he did, he just fell and he hung around the bedpost and he said, "I want announce to Almighty God, I want to announce to the Lord Jesus Christ, I want to announce to all the angels in this room and all the devils in this room, I believe I'm healed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth". And he said, "I began to feel feeling in my legs". And he said, "I began to cry". He said, "It hurt, but it hurt good because I hadn't had any feeling in those legs in a long time". He was on that bed 17 months, and he said, "I just kept saying it, glory to God I'm healed". And he said, "All of a sudden I could stand". He said, "I stood up. I only weighed 89 pounds". But he said, "I stood up," and he said, "I stood up".
Now, he was born premature. To save his mother's life, they induced labor. They thought he was dead, but he wasn't. But he was so deformed, the doctor told him, he said, "We can't do it. But for you to live, you would have to have new lungs. You'd have to have all new plumbing. You'd have to have a new heart. Everything in your chest is so underdeveloped that you have to die". But he said, "In a moment's notice I was standing on my feet with my hands raised praising God". Now, and here's what he said. "You have to do what you can't do. You do it by faith". Amen. Praise God.
If you believe this gospel that I have preached to you this morning, and you are ready to receive the power of God under salvation for your spirit, your mind, your body, and thank God you're standing on your feet. Thank you. If you can't stand up, get up on the inside. Thank You, Jesus. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I take authority over all sickness, over all disease over all devils. I take authority over arthritis, bursitis, all that "itis" bunch. I take authority over all sickness and pain. I take authority over all disease in the name that's above every name that's named, every name in heaven, every name in earth, and every name under the earth. Cancer, you are a name. You bow your knee to the name of Jesus. Back pain, you're a name. You bow your knee to the name of Jesus. Sinus problems, you're a name. Bow your knee to the name of Jesus. Knee problems, you're a name. Bow your knee to the name of Jesus. Glory to God. Sore feet, I don't care what it is. Bills you can't pay, you're a name. Bow your knee to the name of Jesus. I declare you debt-free. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Now, you say this:
The gospel that I have heard, is the power of God unto my salvation. I confess Jesus Christ Lord over my life, over my spirit, over my soul, and over my body. I receive the power of God to make me sound whole, delivered, saved, healed. Now I act on the Word of God. I receive the power of God. Sickness, disease and pain, I resist you in the name of Jesus. Sickness, weakness and pain, you are not the will of God. I enforce the Word of God on you. I will not tolerate you in my life. Leave my presence. I will never allow you back. My days of sickness and disease are over. I am the saved. I am the healed. The power of sickness has forever been broken over my life. Jesus bore my sickness. He bore my weakness and pain. I am forever free. Sickness shall no longer lord it over me. Sin shall no longer lord it over me. Oh, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory. I have been redeemed from the curse of the law. I proclaim my freedom in Jesus' name. Today. Today. This day. The gospel is the power of God to me unto salvation. Glory to God. I receive the gospel. I act on the gospel. I am made whole in Jesus' name.
Now, act, praise, move, see, hear, straighten up, be delivered, be free, be sound. Do what you couldn't do before. If you couldn't bend over, bend over. If you couldn't run, run. Glory to God. If you couldn't see, see out your eyes. See out your eyes. Demand of your eyes that they see. Glory to God. Glory to God. The aisles are open. Run if you want to. I mean, do something. Get into action. Hallelujah. Glory to God. There's a story in the life of Oral Roberts, it's just so magnificent.
Now, Oral Roberts was one of those men that would pray until he was completely, totally exhausted. And he'd walk out of the place wringing wet and completely exhausted. There was a little boy walked up to him as he was started out, and he said, "Are you Oral Roberts"? He said, "Yes, I am". He said, "I've come for you to pray for me". His mother was there with him. He said, "Son, I'm just completely, totally exhausted". And he said something like, "The annointing's just gone". He said, "Sir, I'm supposed to be healed today". And Oral said, "Well," he said, "Sir, I'm supposed to be healed today". He said, "Well if you're supposed to be healed today then I'm supposed to lay hands on you". And he laid hands on him and he said, "Thank you," and he was totally completely healed and he grew up to be a powerful man of God and he was a seriously sick young man.
You're supposed to be healed today. You're supposed to be prosperous today. You're supposed to be out of debt today. You're supposed to be well and strong. Your whole family's supposed to be saved today. You are a walking, talking miracle. Hallelujah. You are healing going somewhere to happen today. Glory to God.