Kenneth Copeland - Use His Name as a Tool
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— Hello, everybody. Who is Yod Hey Vav Hey? Yod Hey Vav Hey is too much to comprehend. Who is Yod Hey Vav Hey? Is too vast to contain. The best way to put it is that Yod Hey Vav Hey is whoever you need him to be. Yod Hey Vav Hey is the H in the middle of Abraham's name. Glory to God.
— And that's the God that's dwelling on the inside of us.
— Glory to God.
— That's the God that's planning our lives. That's the God that calls you to be a lawyer and a pastor. It's the God who called me to preach and teach His Word and fly airplanes for Him.
— Glory to God.
— That's the God.
— And he never changes. Oh.
— And read the book of Revelation. Enjoy the book of Revelation. The God who was and is and always will be.
— Now when you step out there, your brain would have to be this big to figure that out. Your brain can't do it. It's our brains are too small for that. Because he has no beginning and no ending. But today we're one day closer to the resurrection.
— Thank you, Lord. Glory to God.
— Every day we're one day closer to the resurrection. And it may be that you're one day closer to your complete healing. And this is the day. You don't have to bear that. Jesus bore it for you. Read that Matthew chapter 8, starting with the 14th verse. Jesus fulfilled what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet saying he took our infirmities and bear our sicknesses. Where? In his own body on the tree.
— Glory to God. So let's go over here to the fourth chapter of the book of Acts... We're still talking about the power of attorney to use his name. Now a lot of trouble started happening. Oh, they began to preach in that name. Oh, they thought they got rid of him, but now this wild bunch are teaching and preaching in his name. Oh, now we got them to deal with. Oh dear Lord. Now the man at the beautiful gate. We can't argue with the fact that the great miracle's done, but we going to beat you up if you preach in that name again. Well, so what? So, Acts chapter 4, verse 27. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou has anointed both Herod and Pontius Pilate with the Gentiles and the people of Israel were gathered together, for to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. And now Lord behold their threatenings and grant unto thy servants that with all boldness they may preach the Word, by stretching forth thine hand to heal. May preach your Word by stretching forth your hand to heal. Now that's different way of putting it, isn't it?
— My God.
— That signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus, and when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and they spake the Word of God with boldness. And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul. Neither said anything ought against the things which he possessed and so forth and so on. The name was doing everything he did while he was here.
— So now the 10th chapter of the book of Acts. Now the centurion that built a synagogue in Capernaum, the centurion which was the crucifixion centurion. One to one, I find out his name is Cornelius. So, miracles happened here.
— That Word I say you know, which was published throughout all Judaea began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil for God was with him.
— That name.
— The name.
— Power of attorney to use the name.
— You mentioned how Brother Roberts taught you how to use his faith as a tool and modeled that for you. And demonstrated that for you. And God wants us to learn how to use his name as a tool.
— As a tool.
— Just like a painter uses a brush.
— And the confidence that a painter has that when he applies that paint with that brush to the wall, that the wall is going to come out exactly as he wants it. He's not questioning it. He's not doubting it. He's not wondering or hoping that it works out.
— He knows the different brushes and the different sizes.
— And he knows which one will give him which result. We are also to use the name of the Lord as a tool. If we, like that painter, know which to use and what will get what result, if we apply the name that's appropriate to get the result that we desire, then just like that painter, we need to be confident in the result.
— Yes. Yes. And spend the time going through these name scriptures and meditate on that. All the different times and ways the name of God was used through the different scriptures. And David, a covenant man, I come at you in the name of the Lord, God of Hosts. So he killed Goliath right then.
— With those words.
— With those words. He's good as dead right then. So let's go over here to the book of Philippians. It's so rich and so strong, this little book of Philippians. Philippi was a very small town. It was a Roman garrison. And Paul and Silas were in jail there. And he began to teach those people in this letter. And in the second chapter, in the fifth verse, let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. Who being in the form of... You have to learn how to think that way. We have the mind of Christ. Every time I get in an airplane, I sit on a flight, I pray before I ever touch the thing. And I say right now I receive the flying mind of Christ and the things you've taught me about flying an airplane safely all these 60 years. You taught me things. But I follow the words of my instructor. Now let this mind who being in the form of God thought it not robbery to be equal with God, made of himself no reputation, took upon him a form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men. Being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death even to the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name. That's not correct. That's old English. He gave him his name. That's what other translations say. He gave him his name that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow of things in Heaven, or names in Heaven, names in the earth, and names under the earth. That every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
— Hallelujah. Hallelujah.
— Cancer is a name. And it has to bow its knee.
— To the name of Jesus. Glory.
— But it takes faith in the name to do it. So, the pastors and the others that are ministering, take the time to meditate that name. Take the time. Take the time to do it. Build up, build up, build up your faith in that name. That it's not just a name you're just... And build up faith in his blood.
— Plead the blood. Well, what does that mean? When you plead the blood of Jesus, that means you throw this whole book in the face of the devil.
— Glory to God.
— Every blood covenant mentioned in this book. Just hit him with it and just make him bow his knee. Glory to God.
— Glory to God.
— Power of attorney.
— So when we talk about using the name of the Lord as a tool and recognizing that it is a tool, every person who has a skill has tools that that person has to utilize in order to perform. And they rely on their tools and they care for their tools and they trust in their tools.
— That's good.
— And they recognize that even though I have these skills, it doesn't amount to anything if I don't have my tools. When we see the name of the Lord as a tool which he has given us in order to accomplish what it is that he's called us to do, to do whatever he's assigned us to do, when we recognize his name as a tool, then just like we talked about a painter or if you got a cook, a baker who bakes a cake, just like that person has to rely on that oven, and she knows that I need to turn that oven to 350 degrees if I'm going to cook this cake, if I'm going to bake this cake, she trusts in that oven to do what it is that she needs that oven to do. And she's not wondering, I wonder if it's going to work or I wonder if it's going to happen for me, or I wonder if it's going to come to path. She's confident that the oven will produce what it is that she needs.
— Glory to God.
— That's how we need to be with the name.
— We recognize that the name has been given to us. God has authorized us to use it as a tool and we need to be confident in the name. We don't need to be wondering, hoping. Maybe it'll happen. Maybe it won't happen. I don't know. None of that. We need to be confident just like that person is with that tool. Confident that this tool will get me the result that I'm going after.
— That is wonderful.
— I love that.
— Glory to God.
— Ronnie Roberts came back from military, and by this time, Oral Roberts Evangelistics Association was quite large. Well, he decided I'm just going to go on my own. So he needed a car when he came back from service. He went to the bank and applied for a loan for the car. And the banker said, well, son, you really don't have enough collateral. You don't have enough down payment for a car. And he said, I just can't in all good faith loan you the money for the car. He said, would it do any good if I told you I was Oral Roberts' son? He said, well, why didn't you tell me that in the first place? Of course I'll loan you the money.
— Started there.
— Yeah. Why? Because Oral's name was so good and so powerful he paid his bills. He went in to get a haircut one day and the man recognized him. Oh, Brother Roberts. I'd like to give you this haircut. He said, no, sir. I pay. Now he said, what you do with the money, that's up to you. But I pay my bills. He said, "God provides for me". Isn't that good? The name.
— Yes. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
— And there were people in Tulsa that didn't like the name of Oral Roberts, but they sure liked the fact that he paid his bills.
— Paid his bills. Amen.
— The name.
— The name. The power in the name.
— And the power is in the name. That's one thing we want to make sure that we don't miss. The name carries the power because God put the power in the name to make itself come to pass.
— Yes. Yes, sir.
— It's not in the person who's using the name. It's in the name itself.
— In the name. Yeah, that's right.
— The power is in the name.
— And that's the name that backs this book.
— Now we've been blessed to be able to have a concept from the fact that Jesus is God manifest in the flesh. But it can become a religious name, and it has no power whatever. Well, it's just the name of Jesus is and Jesus says. Oh, thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Jesus. Well, that's wonderful. Thank You, Jesus. That's a wonderful thing. You should do that. But it shouldn't be in vain. And that's what Dr. Melvin is teaching and preaching. Not in vain. I praise his name. When I'm doing business in that name, I do business in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. That's what Peter said. That one. The one from Nazareth. That's the one.
— Because in some language, not necessarily in English, but in other cultures, Jesus is a common name.
— Yes it is. Yes it is.
— So Peter had to draw the distinction and make sure that it was clear that the authority that I'm operating and come from this name.
— I'm glad you brought that up, Melvin. Because TL Osborn, TL and Daisy... TL and Daisy are very good friends of Gloria and mine before they departed the earth. And he talks about it in the book he wrote about healing the sick. First time they resigned the church and went overseas. And he said now Jesus is the healer. And they said, really? He said, now let me show you here in the book. They said, well, let me show you in our book. Some had a Quran. They all had their book. They came home defeated. And he began to fast and he began to pray. And the Lord said, you go back in my name and heal the sick therein.
— The authority in the name.
— They went right back. The Lord revealed to them the authority of the name. And he became so bold he said, well, they went through the same routine. He said, well, all right. You have any deaf people? Yeah. Line them up.
— Praise God.
— He said right there at first, he says, well, okay. But you have to have faith in the name. And they started be getting healed. Then blind people started getting healed. Crippled people started getting healed.
— Glory to God.
— It was in the name.
— And learning how to sow the name. One of the things we talk about in the book is when we talk about the power of attorney, it's one thing to recognize that we have the power of attorney and know how to use it as a tool, and then another way to look at it is to know how to use his name as seed. And I really love this part, talking about the seed. Because of the Kingdom principle. The revelation of the Kingdom principle of seed and how the sower sows the Word and how the Word is the seed of God. And how in the beginning, how the Bible says, we quoted it earlier that God said let the earth bring forth grass and the herb that yield seed and the fruit tree that yield seed or fruit who seeded in itself according to its own kind. And so what that tells us, not only is the seed contained within the fruit, but the Kingdom principle requires it to reproduce after its own kind. So then if I want rutabagas, I can't sow corn.
— No, that's right.
— And expect to get rutabagas. I need to sow the type of seed that I'm looking for.
— Jesus talked about the mustard seed.
— Jesus talked about the mustard seed. And if I want mustard seed, I need to sow mustard seed. I can't sow apple seed. And the name, when he says, you shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, the name is a seed that we are to sow and it will reproduce after its kind. So when we are confronting things in life that are contrary to the Word of God, we know that if it's contrary to the Word of God, it's contrary to the will of God.
— That's right.
— And so when we recognize that this thing is contrary to the will of God, I don't have to live with it. I don't have to put up with it. I don't have to settle for it. I've got the name. And I am to utilize the name in order to cause that thing to change and conform to the will of God. We've got to learn how to use the name of the Lord as a seed because it produces after its own kind.
— Melvin Barney.
— Yes, sir.
— I'm telling you that that is absolutely wonderful.
— Hallelujah. Amen.
— And the thing that makes it so wonderful is because you have been living with it and living with it and living with it and using it and using it and watching it gain results right there in Sacramento, California. Right there in your own church. And it's moved out of that church and it's just moved out all over the world. Glory to God.
— Glory to God.
— Thank You, Jesus.
— Thank You, Lord. Hallelujah.
— It's just magnificent.
— Thank You, Jesus. The power of the name. It's internal power. The power in this Word comes from the name. Because these are covenants.
— Yes. It's binding. A covenant is binding.
— Can't get out of it alive.
— No. Amen. It is binding. It is amazingly binding against the devil. Jesus Christ of Nazareth went about doing good healing all that were oppressed of the devil for God was with him. Amen.
— Praise God.
— Sickness and disease is satanical oppression. There's no good in him. There never has been any good in him. He's a fowler. He hates everything but himself.
— And you can't call him stupid.
— Oh, no. He's cunning.
— He's far from that. But he's a little slow. But now we look at things linear and it's not linear. He's like God. To him a thousand years is a day and a day is a thousand years, but he's going to get thrown in hell for a thousand years and it is going to seem like a thousand years every day. And we're out of time again today.
— Glory to God. Isn't this been good, man?