Kenneth Copeland - Don't Worry, Cast It All on Jesus
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Let's open our Bibles tonight to... Well, go back over here to the fourth chapter of Mark. I want to show you something that I learned a long time ago. If you don't deal with, it'll tear your finances all to pieces, or anything else. It can look like it's not connected, but it is. Fourth chapter of Mark, once again. "The sower sows the Word. These are they by the wayside where the Word is sown". Now watch this one. "When they have heard, Satan cometh immediately to take away the Word that was sown in their heart".
Now Jesus said in John 10:10, he's a thief. He comes but for to steal. Now Jesus said it in the proper order. "He comes, but for to steal, kill and destroy". He's not after your money. He's after the Word. If he can steal the Word, he can have your money. If he can steal the Word, he can have your health. If he can steal the Word, he can kill you. I mean, he's right on there. This is so vital and so important. He comes immediately. Praise God. Now notice this one. "These are they likewise, which are sown on stony ground, who when they have heard the Word, immediately receive it with gladness, have no root in themselves and endure before a time afterward when affliction or persecution arises for the word sake". Immediately, they are offended. "These are they, which are sown among thorns, such as hear the Word, and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of the pressure of other things entering in, choke the Word, and it becomes unfruitful".
The deceitfulness of riches and pressures from other things start off with these cares. We got into a situation where our television bill, oh, dear Lord, it got over to 6 million dollars behind. We were keeping... Hey, you know, when your TV bill's a couple of million a month, you that'll keep any guitar picker picking. I said, "Well, I can sell off some of this land". The Lord said, "What are you going to sell next month after that"? Oh, I was hurting. Well, we had a board meeting coming up. So the process... Then George handed me all of the report, everything, all the different departments. I didn't even want to look at it. We are $6 million behind, and what am I going to tell this board? I don't even want to look at that thing. It was the night before the board meeting.
Gloria had already gone to bed, so I started department by department. Best year we've ever had. Best year we've ever had. Best year we've ever had. TV, $6 million behind. Best year we've ever... The Lord said, "The only one that's behind is the one you've been worried about. You've been carrying the care on this, and you know better than this". He said, "I've taught you better than this over the years. You know better than this". I said, "Gloria, get up and come in here". I got her out of bed. I said, "Look at this. Look what I've done, babe". She said, "Well, we know how to fix that".
So we caught hands. We went to that scripture right there. He cares. See what happened? I allowed it to enter in. Jesus said, if it enters in, it'll choke the Word. That's the key phrase. If you do something like that, it may choke the Word on something else, and you don't even know where the problem is. The next day, so I called George and dumped it on him. But we teamed up and we agreed. Now come up here, George. I want you to tell the rest of that. Amen. That what happened then? Now we never had paid a bill all at one time.
George Pearsons : Right. What we did was Kenneth and Gloria were praying... This was 1989. We discovered we were headed in the wrong direction about October, so we started praying. We started believing God. Now what we did, during the whole month of December, I called all the staff together every day. Every morning, we got together and we just praised God that we were out of this.
— See, he's doing what he's supposed to do. I wanted to sell some land.
— What happened was we did that through the month of December. Now what they were telling us, what the professionals were telling us about this, they said, "It's going to take you anywhere..." Thank you. "It's going to take you..." Hello? "It's going to take you anywhere from 18 months to two years to get caught up, if that". But we just believed God. We crossed over into 1990, and something happened as we crossed over into 1990. By the time we got to May, the accounts payable part of that $6 million was paid. Then on July 10, 1990, at 9:00 in the morning, Jan, Gloria's sister, CFO, brought the final check for the payment of the whole $6 million. It was over. It was done.
— It was done. That was the supernatural.
— The next month, we paid that whole bill with one check, instead of two or three checks a month.
— Just because the Lord woke me up, and I rolled the care, over on my caretaker. He is and has been ever since, my caretaker. I just be as careful as I possibly can. Now... Hold on a minute. Now someone comes up and says, "Brother Copeland, may I see your cell phone"? I don't have it. I didn't say I don't have one. I don't have it.
— I rolled it over on my brother. Did you see that? You see how quick he gave it back to me? It's mine. You just go to fussing around the Lord says, "You see here, you did that. It's yours. But, if you don't leave it in my hands, there's nothing I can do about it". Now here's the key. Go to 2nd Corinthians 10, because the problem is in the mind. I'd be doing something, and all of a sudden I'd think about that $6 million. Oh, dear. Well, no, no, no, no. $6 million. Here is the final piece of this. "Now I, Paul, myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am based among you, but being absent and bold towards you. I beseech you that I may not be bold when I'm present..." Let's go down into this fourth verse, the third verse. "Though we walk in the flesh..."
Now we are in a war here. We're in a worry war. We're in an anxiety war. "Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but dunamis," power, dynamite, "through God, to the pulling down of strong holds". There are strong holds that don't need to be pulled down. There are things that I'm strong about that I don't change, but something's got to change here. Here's the key. "Casting down imagination..." The cross reference says reasonings. It got out there so far, it was unreasonable and no way to catch up. Because you still got the bill to pay and you're behind on the other, but you still have the bill to pay. You got to get ahead of it some way or another, and that just gets on your minds. "And every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God," or what you know to be the... to be God in this thing. I knew what to do. I let it burden me down.
"Bringing into captivity, every thought to the obedience of Christ, having a readiness to revenge all disobedient..." I wrote in there, "all disobedience of thought, when your obedience is fulfilled". Do you look on things after the outward appearance? That's what you can't afford to do. So, I started out like this. I said, "Father," and I just laid my hands on what I had been looking at there. "According to 1st Peter 5:5-10, I cast and roll all of my care over on you. And in the name of Jesus, according to this scripture right here, I will not touch it in my thought life anymore". I'd be studying or doing something, and it just floated... I said, "No, no, no, no. I'll put you in prison. Now you get back in your pen. No, I don't think that. No, no devil. I don't have that care. You want me to talk to somebody about it? Talk to Jesus about it. He took the care".
For about two weeks there, I'm telling you it was every minute or two. Then after a couple of weeks, it kind of faded out. By the end of, oh three or four weeks, it wasn't any better, but it'd come up and I'd say, "Oh well, what care? What bill? That's paid". I say, "I call you paid. I call you paid, TV bill. I call you paid". Now what's happening? I'm replacing the thought. You remember when Jesus said, why take ye thought saying what are we going to wear, what are we... Don't take the thought by saying it. When I had all this pain in my back and my leg, when that disc blew up, I mean, it literally blew up, the way the MRI showed it, but I had all that pain. I said, "Well, glory to God".
Now pain is a thought. I mean, they put you in sleep. You don't feel it. Amen? It's in the thought. I said, "I don't take the pain saying". It was shocking because I rolled all the care of the pain over on my healer and my caretaker, and he took it. I took two heating pads, and I took the sash off of two old robes I had, and turned the heat up on both of them just high as it go. I got out in the backyard and I began to shout, "Glory to God, I'm healed. Thank You, Jesus. I'm so glad my other leg doesn't hurt. I'm so glad my head doesn't hurt. I'm so glad. Oh, I'm so glad. This other leg is great. It just works fine. Thank You Lord, for the other leg. Isn't that wonderful. My right leg had no pain there. Hallelujah. Look at the grass. Oh, I love the grass. Look at the birds flying over there".
When I'd quiet down, here he'd come again. I said, "No, you don't. No, you don't. Look at the... Oh, the lake's so pretty. Oh, glory to God". Just screaming around as loud as I could. I'd go walking in the house and Gloria would say, "What's the matter"? "Nothing. Glory to God. Hallelujah". I'd have to go to sleep by faith, and just lay down there and say... I'd call myself asleep, and I have sleep scriptures right there next to my bed. The 127th Psalm, "It is vain to rise up early and sit up late, feeding on the bread of sorrows". Look it up. It's toilings. "For he gives his beloved sleep". Oh, it's a gift. Well, I believe I received the gift. So in the name of Jesus, I'm sound asleep right now. In the name of Jesus, I'm fast asleep, and just keep doing that. Yeah, okay. All right. Oh, yeah. Oh, I thank You, Jesus, and you'll go to sleep. The care... If you carry the care, you're not qualified.
Now, Philippians 4. Thank You, Jesus. Here we are again in the sixth verse. Look at the fourth verse, "Rejoice in the Lord always, and again, I say rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is in hand. Be careful for nothing". Okay, here we go. You like that? Thank You, Jesus. This is amazing. "Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything". King James said, "Careful". It's that same word. Care. "But in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition, definite request, with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God". Petitions or Word-based praying. Amen.
Continue with thanksgiving. Definite request with thanksgiving. Not just requests, but with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. But, it's not over with. "And the peace shall be yours," that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, "so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot, whatever sort that is, that peace, which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. For the rest, brethren, whatever is true". Well, it's true. We were $6 million in debt, but that's not worthy of reverence. Whatever is true. Well, it's true that you know what that old woman did to me. That's not good report. No. Get rid of that care. Hallelujah. "Honorable, seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there's any virtue and excellence, if there's anything worthy of praise, think on, weigh and take account of these things. Fix your mind on them".
That's what you have to do. You have to fix your mind. Fix it. You set it on the Word of God. You take this thought and say it. That's the way you renew your mind. When the pain is really rough, or when there's a problem and people are just calling you all kinds of dirty things, and there's a family problem and it's just in your face all the time, you get on those love scriptures. I mean, you go to Ephesians 5:1 and walk and imitate. God is... Little children, imitate their parents and walk in love. You get in there at that 1st Corinthians 13 and go see what love does, and then put your name in there. I suffered law. You get down there to where it says, I don't fail. Love is the key.
You turn to those verses and you say, "These are my thoughts". Now remember what I told you last night about Kellie? I told her to clean up her closet. She said, "That's not my thought". Well, there's no way I could get her to do... It's not worth a paddling. I just had to continue. Going back in there, "Kellie, pick that up and put it over... pick that up. Kellie Dee, come here. Take, put that". Well, it became her thought, and then she did it. Amen? So don't carry the care. Get rid of it. "Well, Brother Copeland, if the Lord would just take half these burdens off me". Hey, I didn't make that up. "I could carry half of it. I mean, you don't have to heal my knees. If he'd just fix my old back, I could take care of my knees".
Our dear Father and our Lord, Jesus Christ, has already paid the price for whatever kind of a problem that devil can throw at us. It is all inclusive. ...and being redeemed from the curse of the law. Amen. Because in that curse is where all the problems are, but you can find scriptures to cover everything in life. All of it. Don't pray the problem, pray the answer, and then let the Word fight it's own fight. You don't have to fight it. You just have to believe it. Now, you have to fight the good fight of faith, but that's a good fight because we've already won. I declare a year of great prosperity and blessing. I declare a year of deliverance. I declare a year of times in the Spirit. This is a year things are going come to pass. In 2022, it all belongs to you.