Kenneth Copeland - God Is the Source of All Power
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— Okay, now here it is Friday, Believer's Voice of Victory broadcast. We started on page one, in the beginning God. Now here we are in the book of Revelation, and we're talking now from the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Why didn't he say it in just plain old Texas talk? I started this thing and I finish it.
— So, in the book of Revelation, oh, there's so many things. Verse seven of chapter 21. No, verse three. I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God, in the beginning God, is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them and be with them and be their God. God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. No more death, neither sorrow or crying, neither shall there be anymore pain, for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write, for these words are true and faithful. And he said it is done. Now Professor Greg said between broadcasts, remember on the cross he said it's finished, and here he said it's done. Glory to God. He that overcomes will inherit all things, and then I will be his God and he'll be My son. Now I'm saying this to the audience. Now listen up. People that are born again but full of fear, people that don't know Jesus as your Lord and savior, Jesus went ahead and paid the price for this thing. Don't you wait any longer. I mean, you do it now. You just say, "Jesus, come into my heart, take my life and do something with it". Glory to God. Now you had a chance during the week to do that. But if you haven't done it yet, do it now. And look at what he said, the fearful, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, whoremongers, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars. have their part in the lake of fire which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Now listen to me, class. Fear is not okay. And I've heard people say it. "Well, now fear will teach you something". Well, now listen, fear is a natural thing because there is a time to get up and get out of there and the force of fear. But you don't live by it. And you stop using it to express yourself, scared to death, thrilled to death, my back's killing me. Every time you said it was a lie. The Lord got on me about that. And I'll tell you something else He said to me and to Gloria. He said, "Don't ever, ever jump out from a behind a door and frighten your children". And they laugh about it. You laugh about it. Why not? They get to where they like it. Then they want to go to horror movies. And then the spirit of fear gets in there. Don't do that. Fear is an enemy. Perfected love casts it out. It doesn't put it down. 1 John, the man that wrote this book, perfected love casts it out. It doesn't handle it or press it down. Isn't that wonderful?
— It is wonderful. I had a man say to me not too long back, he says, "That just scares me half to death". I said, "Well, now you said that twice and you're still alive".
— That's good, Greg.
— I mean, you got to quit saying that. Because if you say that more than once...
— Now during the week I made this comment about saying, "Well, I'll see you tomorrow if a train doesn't hit me, ha ha ha ha". That man got hit by a train. That's the reason I brought that up. But there was more to it than that. He actually got hit by a train. You put certain spiritual laws in motion, then nobody but you can turn it around.
— That's exactly right.
— And if you've done it for a long time and it's a habit and you get a lot of laughs out of it, and you're in a habit of doing it, it'll take you a while to turn it around because it gets down in your spirit and it becomes a spiritual thing.
— Well, you're lining yourself up with it.
— Yes, you are.
— You're changing the direction. When you said while ago it is done, I wrote this down. I remember my grandfather saying, "Never start a fight, but finish it". Lucifer started this fight.
— Yes, he did.
— But He's going to finish it. Right? He finished it right there.
— Like they said, you can ship his saddle home, he's done. It's over, buddy. Yep.
— Praise God. New heaven and a new earth.
— Had another friend of mine used to say this. He'd say, "You know about him? Stick a fork in him, he's done".
— Yeah. Amen. Amen.
— I was like, he's done. He's done. He is the spirit of fear. He's the spirit of... Now all of these things, he is the spirit of fear, he's the spirit of unbelieving, he is the spirit of the abominable, he is the spirit of murder, he is the spirit of whoremongering, he is the spirit of sorcery, he is the spirit of idolaters. Now if you look that word sorcerers up, you know what the Greek word is? Pharmakeia. Drugs, dope, idolaters. Jesus said it. The thief comes but to steal, to kill, and to destroy. Well, he's the spirit of the lie. He invented it. He's the father of all lies.
— "Has God said? Did he really say this"? That's what he started with.
— That's what he did.
— A little deception, a little thought, a little idea, a little suggestion. That's how he always does it. Just plants it in you. A little idea, a little suggestion. Then he'll get you to start saying it and agreeing with it, pondering it, wondering about it. And that's when that deception begins to take over you. That's when that lie begins to take over you.
— Because you begin to yield yourself to it.
— Look right here. The 22nd chapter.
— Yes, yes, yes.
— Right here it has at the bottom, the end.
— The end.
— Well, to me, that is the beginning.
— Right, yeah.
— The end. Behold I come quickly. Blessed is he that keeps the sayings and prophecy of this book. Look at the 16th verse. No, well. Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have right to the tree of life and may enter in through the gates into the city. Now class, it started out in the garden. The first thing any human here ever heard was be blessed, be fruitful, multiply. And it ends with it.
— Well, verse 13, I'm the Alpha and the Omega. I'm the first and the last right there.
— Yes. There it is.
— Beginning and the end.
— Blessed are they that do this. Now look at verse 16. I, Jesus, have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David and the bright and Morning star.
— What did I tell you? What does the word Lucifer mean? The morning star. The bright star. That gives me that clue. He was an archangel and the most beautiful of all. Amen. He was the angel of praise and worship, all of the instruments. And Phil Driscoll pointed out to me all but one. The trumpet belongs to God. And of course that's Phil's instrument. The trumpet belongs to God. Hallelujah.
— Well, the trumpet was all through the temple. There's 120 trumpets on certain feasts. There was the blowing of the shofar or the trumpet on most of the feast. You're absolutely right. Then those are the Lord's feasts. That does belong to Him.
— Yes, it does.
— He'll determine when the trumpet's to be blown.
— And Tim, how much time do we have, son? Oh, we're good. Let's go over here to the book of Hebrews chapter one. God, there He is again. This is His book.
— It is His book.
— You know what this is? I just thought of this. This is His autobiography. God just dropped that in my... This is God's autobiography. God who had sundry time and in different manner spoke in time passed under the fathers by the prophets. Now listen to me. Now we just read book of Revelation, did we not? Have in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things by whom also he made the worlds.
— Right back at it.
— Who being the brightness of his glory, and express image of his person, upholding all things by the Word of his power. That's the reason this universe is still out there. And he's the one that'll tear it down and build a new one, and we get to be there when he does it. It's all in that last book.
— Yeah. That's when it's done.
— It's going to burn up with fervent heat. What's he's saying? Our star is going to die. It's a star of the sunshine. This thing that he created who knows how many years ago. Eons of time between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. The world had been flooded before. There was a race of people before. That's when the dinosaurs and all of that lived. And they were washed out by a flood. And he redid it in seven days. So anyway.
— Well, he tells us that all of this was created temporary for seasons and times and for us to tell. And this is why he said, "I will not destroy". He says to Noah, "I'll not destroy like this again. The next time I destroy it will be with fire". A new heaven and a new earth. Why do we have to have a new heaven? Because that iniquity happened there. That's where Lucifer was cast down from. Praise God. That's where he took his blood there.
— Bringing the brightness of his glory, and express image of his person, upholding all things by the Word of his power. When he had by himself purged our sin sat down on the right hand of majesty on high, being made so much better than the angels as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For which of the angels said he at any time, "Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee"? And again I will be to him a Father and he shall be to me a Son. And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten, not the only begotten anymore, the first begotten into the world, he saith, "And let all the angels of God worship him". And then you come talking about angels and so forth. Under the sun, he sayeth, "Thy throne, O God, is forever". These are the words he used to raise him from the dead...
— That's right.
— This is it. That three days and nights was up. He said, "That's enough. Get up from there". And he forced the devil to bow his knee to him right then. He took away his keys. He defeated him completely. The moment Jesus was raised from the dead, in the mind of God... Now listen to me. Be careful to hear me correctly now. In his mind, far as he was concerned, everybody's saved, everybody's healed, everybody's prosperous in his mind. Because the author of death is defeated, the author of poverty is defeated, the author of sickness and disease is defeated. Now it comes to the receiving of it.
— Right. And we do that with our mouth. We saw that in Romans by confessing it. You get on down here into chapter two, these things, these wonderful things that we're talking about. We ought to give the more excellent earnest heed to the things which we've heard lest anytime we should let them slip. We got to pay attention to what things have been deposited in us.
— That's right.
— For if the Word be spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward, how should we escape if we neglect so great salvation, which at the first, at the first, began to be spoken by the Lord and was confirmed in us that by them that heard it. God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders. There's the power.
— Yes, it is.
— And diverse miracles and gifts of the Holy Ghost according to his own will. We have that power.
— According to his covenant.
— According to his covenant. There it is.
— Are they not all ministering spirits? Now this is what happened on the day of Pentecost. Jacob's ladder was over where the angels on assignment were going to and fro. They were sent forth. An enumerable number of angels came into this atmosphere with the Holy Spirit full time.
— All at once.
— All at once. It did not say... Read it now in the book of Acts. It did not say it was a rushing mighty wind. Now that's happened from time... It had the sound of a rushing mighty wind. And I don't think it was just in Jerusalem. I think it was worldwide because it came into this planet with such force that you could hear it. I'm telling you, when you've got trillions of beings, those numbers are in the Bible.
— Right. Right.
— Coming back into this planet at once. It disturbs this entire atmosphere. And it sounded like a mighty rushing wind, and they heard it right there in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.
— I teach angels. One of the classes I get to teach, part of it is angels and demons. After we've studied covenants, we talk about the difference between the First Testament, angels and demons working, and the Second Testament, our age, the church age, the day of Pentecost. Everything changed. The angels are here now. They were not legally here except on assignment. This is why with Daniel, I had to fight a battle to get to you. But see, that's different nowadays.
— And it took archangels.
— Oh, it took the big ones.
— To get stopped. Why? Because he was up against another archangel.
— That's exactly right.
— The devil.
— That's actually right.
— He had to fight his way to get in there. They didn't have the name.
— No. The blood hadn't been applied. And now that the blood has been applied and we have been given the authority of that name, the one who took his blood to heaven, praise God, the one that defeated Lucifer, the one that hell itself shook when he said, "Get out of there," like you just said a second ago, that's the power that's in us.
— Yes. And we are commanded to use it.
— To use it, but we haven't done it.
— In my name.
— Largely, Brother Copeland, the church hadn't done it. And that's what you saw with those weak and anemic. I said this yesterday, John 10:37, if I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. What if that standard... I asked the Lord about this. Does that standard apply to my church?
— Yes, it does.
— If I applied that standard to me as a minister, would I be believed? Because if I'm not doing the works of my Father, if you're not seeing this kind of power...
— In our Sacramento meeting...
— These signs will follow.
— Yes. In our Sacramento meeting, Saturday morning Healing School. And that young woman, they pushed her in there in a wheelchair. Well, we didn't know the background, her background, until afterwards. And so, I stepped up there in that chair for testimony. I preached for nearly two hours. Well, all morning for Healing School. And when they rode her up there, I just had an unction just go down there to her. And I walked around her there for a few moments talking about... and I told her about the first time I was in the invalid room with Oral Roberts. And he said, "Don't touch them until you're ready to release your faith. You're going to do the praying". Well, it frightened me. I mean, I could feel it. There's just color draining from my face. And he laughed. He said, "Don't worry about it. I'll be there with you. I'll fix it if you make a mistake". Anyway. So, I said, "In the name of Jesus," and that's far as I got. And I'm telling you, the lion of tribe of Judah roared. "You foul unclean spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ whose I am and whom I serve, you take your hands off of God's property now". And she spit that malignant tumor out on the ground. We were in the invalid... She spit it up. I told her about that. And she's just still hanging here, walking around there. And this just came on me and came out of me. I said, "And I'll tell you something else. It's not going be long that chair is going to be history". She just got up and walked off. And she struggled with it a little while and a little bit. I mean, and finally she got sassy about it. Come to find out, she said, "I prayed for somebody to get me to Sacramento, and somebody did". And they drove there in the car. Put her wheelchair in the trunk of the car.
— If I can just touch the hem of his garment. It's one of those moments.
— She said, "You get me there and I'll be healed". And before it was over with... And Pastor George, he said, "Look at her. Her whole countenance has changed". She had a smile on her face, and she got sassy about this thing. And she's just going, glory to God. And then Tracy Harris talked to her and he said, "Don't go back to that chair. Put it in the trunk of the car and don't ever sit down in it again". That's important.
— Yeah. Amen.
— But now that's what we're talking about.
— That's what we're talking about.
— This is the works of God.
— This is the work of the power. It's important to understand that the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the power of the Holy Spirit, is always flowing and it's always on. I don't have to wait for Him to turn it on.
— It's always flowing. I'm the one that has to turn on or turn off. It's always flowing. Prove that. I'll prove it to you. Speak in tongues. I don't have to wait for the Holy Spirit to come on me again to speak in tongues. He's always flowing and I can turn that on right now.
— The Apostle Paul said that. He said, "I will. I will sing with my understanding. I will sing with my spirit". And he's talking about speaking in tongues. That's 14th chapter of 1 Corinthians. He said, "I will pray with my understanding. I will pray by the Holy Spirit or praying in the Spirit". He said, "I will do it".
— Yes. That's the way the power works. It's the way the power gifts works. That's the way faith works.
— A person walked up to Oral Roberts, I was standing there with him, and they said that to him. "Do you mean to tell me that you just..". And he's talking about praying in tongues and interpreting back to himself. Now you don't try this. I mean, you pray and develop in the Spirit. And you don't have to have some kind of ecstasy or something, but you do have to have scripture on the bottom of it. Whatever things you need, you stand on a scripture.
— That's what he did.
— But anyway, they said, "You just turn yourself on and off anytime you want to"? He said, "No". No, he said, "Do you just turn God on and off anytime you want to"? He said, "No, He's always on. It's me I turn on and off".
— The anointing that you received abideth in you.
— 1 John said.
— And it's there.
— It's there. It's always abiding. John Osteen said, "It's a divine flow, and it's based on God's love". And compassion rose up in you seeing that woman. Compassion rose up in Jesus. And the power demanded... there was demand of the power is what happened.
— The compassion rose up in me. When my mother's aunt... they had her there waiting on the doctor to sign the death certificate. And the compassion rose up in me, and I touched her and said what God said to say. I said, "Aunt Eilie, open your eyes". She snapped her eyes on. She said, "Ken, what are you doing here"? I said, "I came to pray for you". She lived two more years.
— That power's in this room. That power is in your room. Right now that powers in your room.
— And we're out of time on Friday. Glory be to God. Hallelujah. Glory to God.