Kenneth Copeland - Faith To Be Healed
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The healer is in the house. The healer is living on the inside of us right now. Glory to God. Somebody's blood disease God healed just as I said that. Leukemia. Glory to God. All high blood pressure. Thank You. Oh, thank You, Lord Jesus. Any kind of contamination of blood, of something wrong with your arteries, something wrong with your veins. Varicose veins are being healed right now. Glory to God. You don't have any business with that. No, no, no. The scripture says right there in first John, "As he is, so are we in this world". Well, he doesn't have varicose veins. He doesn't have leukemia. Glory to God. Hallelujah. You say that, "Jesus bore my leukemia. Therefore I don't have it". Would you like to hear a little story about that?
Good. This woman and her daughter came to Billy Burke's service. And the mother had leukemia. He laid hands on her. She fell out under the power. Went home, went to bed, woke up the next morning, and her bed was covered in blood. Well, that's a little bit discerning, you know? And so she said her daughter said, "We better go on to the doctor". She said, "Well, I feel fine". No, no. Well, okay. But she said, "Bring your robe". So she dressed and took this robe, and they went to her doctor that had been treating her for leukemia. And she said, "Now when mother woke up this morning, her bed was full of blood". Well, of course the doctor was concerned about it. But then the daughter told the doctor what had happened the night before, that hands had been laid on her. So she said, "Check that blood". He did. It was full of leukemia. Then he checked her blood and is totally clear.
Well, who is it that's no respecter of persons here? What he is done for others, you'd do for you. Now why do I say that? Because the moment Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, you were healed. Go to the 13th chapter of the book of Luke. I'll come back there to Matthew 8, but I want you to see this in Luke chapter 13. Verse 11. Behold. Okay. Look, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity. You see who did this? A spirit of infirmity 18 years and was bowed together, bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. When Jesus saw her, when He saw her, He called her to Him and said unto her, "Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity". And He laid His hands on her and immediately she was made straight and glorified God.
The ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation because that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath day and said unto the people, "There are six days in which men ought to work, and therefore come and be healed not on the Sabbath day". And the Lord answered and said, "You hypocrite. If not each one of you on the Sabbath day loose his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead him away to watering? Ought not this woman being a daughter of Abraham whom Satan have bound lo these 18 years be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day"? Now here's what I want you to see. She's the daughter of Abraham. The moment. That God made covenant with Abraham that woman was loosed, but nobody told her about it. Now where was the guy? Let's look at it again. The ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation because Jesus healed on the Sabbath and said unto the people, "Six days in which men ought to work".
Well, where have you been for 18 years, doc? Now she was bound up like an animal. The leader of the synagogue thought more of a donkey than he did that woman. Now Jesus. It didn't make any difference what day of the week it was. The minute He saw her He said, "Come here". He didn't preach first. The moment He saw her He said, "Come here". Now who is it that has arthritis in your back online. You have to oh, oh, oh. Hey, Jesus said, "Come here, baby". Okay. Oh! Yes! Backs are being healed right now. Someone right below the shoulder here, that's just been painful and stiff and stuck, glory to God. Just whip that arm up there. Hallelujah. Do something you couldn't do. Because the Healer's in the house. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Whoa, thank You Jesus. Eyes are being healed. Eyes. I prayed and sought God.
Let's go to the fourth chapter of Luke, and just short the Lord over this, the spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poors, sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach liberty to the captives and recovering of sight. I said, "Lord, I want to preach that. I want to preach that recovering of sight. I desire that in this ministry. I desire it". And nothing. I mean, of course I can preach it just because Jesus said it, and I do and did. But I just held that before the Lord. I said, "I like that". And that needs to come in this ministry. And occasionally there would be this and that. And I've had a lot of people.
Now let me show you this. You're believing for your eyesight. Don't throw your glasses away. Particularly if your driver's license say you have to have to have them. You don't become a law breaker. No, no. Let me tell you how to do that. May I borrow your... I don't need them, but I... You put your glasses right there by your bed. And when you wake up in the morning, "Lord, my eyes are healed. Glory to God". Because that's your ministry. Sight to the blind. I'm not blind, but I need some help here. I thank you that my eyes are healed. Thank you that my eyes are healed. Thank you that my eyes are healed. And every time you meet somebody, I just want to thank God my eyes are healed. My eyes are healed. My eyes are healed. There was a woman that she, as a young child, her eyes were crossed.
And so she wore these very thick glasses so that she could see. And she had to do that before she'd get up. Even during the night. If she got up, she had to put her glasses on. And Brother Hagin laid his hands on her. And she took her glasses off, and she said, "I'm running up on the curbs and everything else". So she said, "I finally had to put my glasses back on". And so he told her what I just demonstrated there. And so then there were... He and Oretha had been away from her. I think something like... I believe it was over a year, 18 months or so, then they saw her later and she was not wearing glasses at all. And they asked her about it. She said, "I did what you said religiously. I did it day in, day out, day in, day out. I did it for six months". No, she said, "I did it for three months. I couldn't tell any difference. I did it for six months. I couldn't tell any difference. But right there at the end of nine months, suddenly my eyes were perfect".
What if she had quit in eight months? She would've continued to wear glasses. Well, I mean, there's nothing wrong with wearing glasses. I have hearing aids. You have seeing aids. Now I fouled my ears up with guns and loud airplanes and things like that. And they didn't come out with a product that would actually protect your ears until the Bose corporation invented noise canceling headsets. Had we had that back when I started, I wouldn't have these in my ear, but I messed them up with guns as much as anything else. And I remember the day. I was at the prayer cabin. I was about to go deer hunting that morning. And so I cited in my rifle. And my ears rang, but as times passed, it would go away. And that day it didn't go away. And then finally I got tired of reading lips and got these hearing aids. Amen.
And the time will come when I don't need them because my daughter Kellie laid her hands on me. And so I continually confess that. Now I will tell you this, the first time I wore them to preach, I was preaching on the Navajo reservation, and of course, Brother Weeter had my Bible case and had my phone in there. And we just put the ringer on silent. And while I was preaching, my phone rang in my ears because I can talk on the telephone through these hearing aids. I didn't even know that when they put them in there, and my phone is ringing while I was preaching. And I got so tickled, I thought this gives a new meaning to ringing in the ears. A lot of people have had their ears healed in these Healing Schools under Gloria, under me, under Brother Hagin. Glory to God. Thank You, Jesus. It'll work. Amen.
Because 2000, 2100 years ago, my Lord Jesus bore bad hearing. Ruptured ear drums. Inflammation and infection of the ears... In his own body on the tree. Glory to God. That we have good hearing. Those that have any need of this, just put your hands over your ears and say this: "I'm a believer. Therefore I lay my hands on my ears and I fully expect my ears to recover. Now. Now. So in the name of Jesus I hear well. I hear good. In Jesus' name. Amen". Praise God. Well, give the Lord another praise. Hallelujah. Thank You, Lord Jesus. Now go back to the book of Matthew. Now, praise God. In the 14th verse, in the 13th verse Jesus said under the centurion, "Go your way. If thou hast believed, so be it done under thee, and his servant was healed in the self same hour". And what was the centurion's name? Cornelius. Good. You remember that. And when Jesus was coming to Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid and sick of a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her.
Now, let's deal with fever. That's one of the symptoms of the flu. But now the physician Luke said it was a great fever. So I'm thinking more in the line of typhoid. A killer. Amen. And it said he rebuked the fever. Well can fevers hear? Oh yes. Can leprosy hear? Can trees here? I ask that fig tree. Then your body can hear and can hear you. Here's another thing that I have learned over the years: that our words resonate down through every nerve in the body. The nerves of the body, that's the body's electrical system. That's the body's electrical system, and you know what it can do you. You scoot across a carpet and touch somebody and just give them a good shot. Why? Because your body is capable of electricity.
Now, oh, I love to tell this. I had a little thing right there about the size of a grain of rice, and I don't know, I just noticed it. And it was white, and it got to where it itched a little bit, and I scratched it. And when I did man, it puffed up there and got sore. So I thought, well maybe I better have that looked at. And I went to the doctor and lovely man. Yeah. He said, "We'll take a look at it". But he said, "I can pretty well tell you it's malignant". I said, "Okay". And he did, and then he came back and said yeah. That it was cancer. Skin cancer. Well, I didn't think nothing about it. The only thing I thought of was James five. That's the first thing that came across my mind that I'm called on the elders of the church. They'll pray and anoint them with oil, and well, let's look at it. I'm coming back to Matthew eight. James five.
Now don't start with James five. Start with James one. It starts off in faith, and it's a book of corrections. He goes through all of these different corrections and finally gets down to the place where you're ready to be healed. Same thing as first Peter chapter two, don't start with the 24th verse. Start with the first verse. There's 23 verses ahead of that. And all of them are corrections. Make the corrections, and then you qualify. You're ready for healing. That's true anywhere in the Bible. And I went to my pastor, Pastor George and Terri. They were there in our kitchen, and John was away, and Kellie was away, and they were there on the phone. Gloria was there, and her friend Bebe was there. And so I stuck my hand out there. Just thrilled to prove one more time that the faith works. Glory to God.
And so Pastor George took that all, and he prayed, and he read James five. "Is any merry? Now, but above all things, my brother, swear not neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath, but let your yea be yea and your nay be nay, lest you fall into condemnation. Is there any among you afflicted"? He is still correcting right up to the last moment. Afflicted. Let him pray. Any merry, let him sing songs. Is there any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church, which I did. Let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord and the prayer of faith. Faith in what? Faith in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick. It's the same word as healed. It's all the same word throughout the New Testament. And the Lord shall raise him up. And if he's committed any sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your false one to another and pray one for another that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man may avail as much.
So here I am. I held my hand out there and pastor went through all of those things, and he took that oil, and he just touched that. And an electrical shock went through me. I mean, it just like suddenly I just plugged into something. I went, "Haha"! And I thought, "That did it". That's over. Well, then I had to go to another specialist and about 30 minutes later, they came back in there and said, "Well, Mr. Copeland, there's no more cancer cells in there". And I thought, "Well, I could have told you that". So I'm telling you right now, cancers are being healed all over this place, all over that place. Praise God. And when somebody gives you a report of cancer, don't get upset about it. That's one of the worst things you can do is say, "Oh no, I'm going to die". Get over into that place where you don't care.