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— Hello everybody, I'm Kenneth Copeland, you know who he is. This is professor Greg Stephens and he is a teacher in Kenneth Copeland Bible College. And he spent many years studying the first covenant and that first covenant began in the 15th chapter of Genesis with the blood of animals. So the principle was sin, to disobey God was a deadly thing.
— Yeah, literally.
— But now he's no, no, no, no don't kill the man, kill an animal. Sacrifice an animal. That set up Jesus being the lamb of God who took away the sins of the world.
— That's right.
— That set that up right there in the 15th chapter of Genesis.
— That's right.
— Then in the 17th chapter of Genesis, God appeared to Abram and entered covenant with him. And there you have the first recorded name change because of a covenant. And people get married today and don't have any idea why they changed the woman's name. Well, it happened there on that day. He went from being Abram to Abraham. That H which I learned from you, I knew it was the name of Abraham, but I didn't know which one, but it was Hashem.
— The name. And from then on God said, I have already... I have made you the father of many nations. I've done it. I have made you the father of many nations. Now go be that. He had the authority to do that. He had the authority to change his name. He had the authority to make him the father of many nations.
— Did the same thing with his grandson, Jacob.
— Yes, he did, he changed his name to Israel.
— Will be Israel because he wrestled with God.
— Now that authority... He had the authority to make him whatever he wanted to make him.
— That's right.
— He desired at... And he had designed before the foundation of the world to make him the father of many nations, and his only qualification was that he would teach his children.
— I am that I am literally means, in the truest sense in the Hebrew, it means I will be. Now it's a state of being. I will be whatever I need to be. If I need to be healing, I'll be healing. If I need to be prosperity, I'll be prosperity. I will be. And so now that delegated authority is the power that we walk in. It's not our own power and authority. It's his.
— Yes it is.
— And it's learning... The key to it is learning how to cooperate with it.
— And that authority for us is his name.
— Absolutely. I've been washed in the blood which gave me the right to use his name. You can see that in the book of Acts there with the seven sons of Sceva. Jesus, I know Paul, I know who he is.
— Who are you?
— They're trying to use the authority. They're trying to be the authority of the believer without being a believer.
— That's right.
— And they're going to get beat up over it.
— To explain that the Lord gave me this and it really says it in few words, Napoleon always rode... Napoleon was small in stature, but he was the Emperor. And he always rode a great big stallion horse. He was reviewing the troops one day and that big horse bolted and this young man just jumped out of the ranks and caught that horse by the reigns and settled him down. And Napoleon said, thank you Captain. He said, sir, I'm but a private. No sir, you are a Captain and you will ride with me, you will ride at my side. He had the authority to jump him in rank from private to Captain.
— That's what Jesus did. He took us from darkness, from Satan's kingdom to light.
— Ephesians chapter three.
— We became sons, not servants anymore.
— That's right.
— We were no longer serving sin.
— The apostle Paul writing to the book of Ephesus in chapter three. If he said for this reason, I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.
— Yes, sir.
— And then if you read all the way down through there, which I am going to do.
— Ephesians three?
— Ephesians chapter three, then we'll go back to the book of John chapter 16. But here in Ephesians three, you actually see the greater works that I do, shall you do because I go to my Father. Now here he is in the 15th or the 14th verse, for this cause I'll bow my knees under the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with might, now that's dunamis. By his Spirit in the inner man that Christ the anointed one, in his anointing may dwell in your hearts by faith that you being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend. Now that word comprehend there is more than just understanding, it's working knowledge. That you may have working knowledge with all of the saints, what is the breadth and length and depth and height, and to know that is ginosko, to intimately know the love of Christ which passes knowledge that you might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now unto him, listen, him the Spirit. God is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the dunamis that is working in us. But above all that we can ask or think...
— The power.
— That power is so magnificent. And it comes down to this. If you can ask it and think it, you can have it.
— If you can ask it and think it, if he's dwelling in there by faith, then you ask it and believe it and it happens, you can go higher and you can just keep going higher and you can just keep going higher, and you can just keep going higher. As long as you have the faith and your glory to God.
— Brother Copeland, this takes us back to creation.
— It does.
— Because if you look at Ephesians three, for this cause I bow my knees to the Father, of our Lord Jesus Christ. We know that all things were made by him. John tells us.
— Jesus... But look at this, of whom the whole family in heaven.
— Heaven and earth.
— And earth is named.
— Who named things in the earth? Adam did.
— Yes, he did.
— That's what I'm trying to say.
— I just got the revelation of it. Praise God. We're still speaking spirits.
— It takes you all the way back.
— My Lord.
— And by the power of the Spirit of the living, God in first Corinthians chapter 14, the apostle Paul reveals what happened on the day of Pentecost when we got our language back.
— It goes all the way back to the Tower of Babel. Amen.
— Amen. The nations were together there. They all heard them speaking in their own tongue.
— Woo but here we are, we're back. Glory to God.
— We're back.
— God, we're back to the... And too you go into the book of Isaiah and it calls it the Eden Covenant.
— Yes sir. Yes sir. Absolutely right.
— Consider the wrong from when she was human.
— Human. Yeah, this is mankind named everything. So even the things that we spoke into existence and I'll submit this, we're still speaking into existence, because if that same Spirit dwells in us, we're speaking things into existence. You don't like what your existence is right now, you might need to change what you're speaking.
— Oh yeah.
— And I don't know what to say, well then pray in the Spirit.
— Yes. Well, I don't know how to do that. It's the easiest thing you ever did if you dare use your faith and yield yourself to the Spirit.
— To pray through you.
— To pray through, and by you. Amen. Glory to God. The apostle Paul... Let's look at that in the Classic Amplified. We will go to... right there in the 14th chapter, the first Corinthians and I'm reading from the Classic Amplified translation. Eagerly pursue and seek to acquire this love, make it your aim, your great request and earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments, gifts, especially that you may prophesy and interpret the divine will and purpose and inspire preaching and teaching. For one who speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not under men, but under God, for no one understands or catches his meaning because the Holy Spirit... For in the Holy Spirit he utters secret truths and hidden things not obvious to the understanding. Look at that fourth, first. He who speaks in a strange tongue edifies and improves himself, but he who prophesies interpreting the divine will in purpose and teaching with inspiration edifies and improves the church and promotes growth in Christian wisdom, piety, holiness, and happiness. Now I wish that you might all speak in unknown tongues, but more especially I want you to prophesy to be inspired, to preach and interpret the divine will and purpose. He who prophesies, who is inspired to preach and teach is greater, more useful, more important than he who speaks in an unknown tongue. Unless he should interpret what he says so that the church may be edified and receive good from him. Here it is in the 14th verse. If I pray in an unknown tongue, now listen, here it is, my spirit by the Holy Spirit within me prays. My spirit by the Holy Spirit within me prays. But my mind is unproductive, it bears no fruit and helps nobody. Then what am I to do? I will pray with my spirit by the Holy Spirit that is with me. I will also pray intelligently with my mind and understanding. I will sing with my spirit by the Holy Spirit that's within me. I will sing intelligently with my mind and understanding also.
— Yeah, that delegated Spirit of God that now is inside of me, I have released it, I've released him. I shouldn't say it. I've released him now to pray when I don't know how to pray. So I don't know how to do that. Well, I pray the Word first, Brother Copeland.
— And then I pray with my understanding concerning a situation. And then when you get to a place where you don't know what to say, and I don't know how to pray about it, this is when I always do this, now Holy Spirit I trust you to pray through me what I don't understand.
— I do this just a lot. Father, I look to you to rise up within me. Give me utterance. I'm about to go... I'm about to walk out on that platform and begin to teach or preach, whichever one you...
— ...Have for me to do.
— Maybe both of them.
— Yeah. And give me utterance. I believe I receive it because you are always in me and you always give me utterance. And there are times I'll hear a word and I'll think I'll go straight to that. And I go out there and I mention that and it just goes off over there and I'll think, oh, this is good. I'm thinking as it's coming out, I'm thinking, oh, this is good.
— You know, that's the way the power worked in Jesus though, Brother Copeland, is most of the miracles and things that happened with him were interruptions. He didn't set out, today we shall find blind people. I mean, they didn't have a corporate plan for that, he was headed somewhere when something interrupted the schedule.
— Like Jairus came to him.
— Absolutely right.
— He fell at his feet. When the boat came across the lake from delivering the madman of Gadara, he's no longer mad anymore. He called him to preach and got him nice clothes and sent him off on his way. He came straight across the lake, right across the Galilee. And Jairus was waiting on him because his little girl was about to die and he said, come lay your hands on her and she shall live. So he didn't say anything, he just headed home with Jairus.
— Right. Following.
— He knew Jairus.
— Yes, sure did. He's the ruler of the synagogue there in Capernaum.
— And the synagogue in Capernaum which Cornelius built, he was the centurion of that whole area. So then the woman with the issue of blood touched to him of his garment.
— Interrupted him.
— And he just stopped. He said, who touched me? Now, both of them were moving by faith.
— That's right.
— Both of them there were. And she said, if I touch the hem of his garment, which was...
— The prayer shawl.
— The prayer shawl. I shall be made whole. Well, she began to talk to him, that's the reason we know that she'd been afflicted 12 years. She said it and then she crawled out there and did it. Well, how do we know all of that? How do we know it was 12 years? She said it was. She told him the truth and many physicians she knows. Now how long do you suppose that took? Jairus had already spoken his faith and he didn't say a word. Even when the death messenger came, your little daughter is dead, troubled the master no longer. Jesus answered.
— For him.
— Jairus still didn't say a word. Jesus. Well, particularly in the 8th chapter of the book of Luke, he had a lot of detail there, but I just don't believe Jesus said, now fear not now, only believe. He just said stop the fear.
— Yeah, absolutely.
— Stop the fear.
— Absolutely. Because this interruption, it looks like it's her fault that his daughter died. We'd already been there by now. The breakthrough can happen in your interruptions, don't curse your interruptions.
— He said stop the fear, believe only. She will be...
— And what came out of him when she touched him in faith? Power.
— Power. Dunamis.
— That's it. It's that power. And we were looking at something, John 16.
— In John 16, here we are, we're in that last supper Seder. He says in verse seven, nevertheless I tell you the truth. It's competent that I go away for if I do not go away, the comforter will not come unto you. But if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he has come, he will reprove the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment. This is some of my favorite verses. Of sin because they believe not. That's the whole reason right there, of righteousness because I go to the Father when he was resurrected. That's when righteousness, we were made righteous and you see me no more of judgment because the Prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but you can't bear them now. Now that's a key phrase. How be it when he, the Spirit of truth has come? Now this is prior to the supper room scene, this is that supper room Seder that's happening that day. He will guide you into all truth where he shall not speak of himself, but whatever he shall hear, he shall speak and he will show you things to come, he'll glorify me.
— Now wait, we're not done yet.
— He shall glorify me for he shall receive of mine and shall show it unto you. Class are you reading this? All things that the father has are mine, therefore said I, that he shall take of mine and show it unto you. By the Spirit of the living God, we have access to everything God knows and everything he knows is in this book.
— Now he's speaking by faith of what's to come.
— He hadn't come yet. This is why he tells the disciples when he's ascended, go to Jerusalem and stay there until you're endured with what? Power. It's that same power from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation.
— Think about how many times in that meal, he talked about prayer.
— A lot.
— If you dwell in me and my words dwell in you, ask what you will and it'll be done unto you. Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it. And then he comes down to 23rd verse here in this 16th chapter. This is why it's so expedient for him to leave. I got to get out of here. They didn't understand that he was about to go to hell and suffer for three days and three nights, which meant... Tradition says it was Friday. No, it was Wednesday.
— Yeah, Wednesday.
— John mentions that. It was a high Sabbath.
— High Sabbath.
— It began Wednesday.
— Two Sabbaths that week, the weekly Sabbath and the Passover Sabbath.
— But now he went into hell. He was the first man. The scripture says he was manifest in the flesh, that's when he was born of Mary. Made alive in the Spirit, in the pit of hell itself. He who knew no sin was made to be sin for us. Right there in the middle of hell itself the Almighty God spoke, check it out in the book of Hebrews, he spoke, and again I will be a Father to him and again he shall be a Son under me and he is no longer the only begotten Son of God. He's never called that except in the very beginning, in the gospel of John, he's called the Son of Man all the way through this whole thing. But then he becomes the firstborn from the dead. Glory to God.
— So why is that such a big deal that I have to go away? Because here's the deal. What did he give up? What did he really give up? Here's what he gave up. He's no longer omnipresent like the Father, he's limited to a body. Now it's a glorified body. If Jesus were on the earth today, he would only be in one place.
— We're out of time. We'll take that up tomorrow.
— We'll be back in just a moment.