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Kenneth Copeland - God and His Names Are One

Kenneth Copeland - God and His Names Are One
TOPICS: Names of God

Hello, everybody. I'm Kenneth Copeland. This is the Believer's Voice of Victory broadcast. This week, we are studying God and his name. Let me change that. God and his names are one. His name can do anything He can do. We found that out yesterday when Peter preached and said, "Silver and gold have I none". Actually, that's not a correct translation. He wasn't broke. The correct way to have translated, "Silver and gold, I don't have any with me right now, but such as I do have with me right now, I give it to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up," but he fastened his eyes on him. He made him look. He said, "Look on us," and he had eye contact with him.

So now, we are talking about God and his name, his names are one. Let's go to Luke 10. Now, this is where the ministry of Jesus came to the fact that his 12 staff members, it's too much. The ministry has grown and grown and grown to the place where there's just so many people so He ordained 70 more. He said the same thing to them that He said originally. You find that in the 10th chapter of Matthew that He said originally to the 12. And we, well look at the seventh verse, "And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And into whatsoever city you enter and receive, eat such things that are set before you, heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, 'The kingdom of God has come nigh unto you.' Into the streets and say", and so forth, say. You have to say it.

Now, look at the 16th verse. "He that hears you hears me". Well he that hears you hears me. Why? Because he sent them. "He that despises you despises me". Now, that means as Christian people, as church people, when... And to be judgmental is so easy where there is no teaching on it. There are certain keywords or, better said, clue words. Now, you know how I love Pastor... Here it comes. Here it comes. If I'd have been him, I wouldn't have done it. If you'd have been him, that's what you would have done. Here comes the judgment. Well I... Take your correction. That's judging. If I had been him, I would have done something different. You don't know why he did what he did. If you don't like what he did, go talk to him about it. Don't be talking around behind his back. That's deadly and it'll bring strife and judgment into the church.

Let me bring up something else here. I learned this from my spiritual father, Oral Roberts. It was then backed in principle and so forth from what I learned from Kenneth Hagin. Someone said, "If you let the devil in the back seat, he's going to want to drive". When someone like through judging opens the door to the devil, now things start going wrong in a person's life and family, have no idea why. You need to go back and shut that door. There was an open door in the Supreme Court, the same Supreme Court under Chief Justice Warren who was an Eisenhower appointee. At that time, President Kennedy was assassinated.

Now, I'll show you the kind of trouble in this nation and nobody shut the door. That same court, Roe v. Wade and 65 million babies died. That same court took Bible and prayer out of schools. But now, we know why that started with one atheist woman. Actually, it started back before that when the Court back in late 1947 or so. Well we have trouble with this school prayer. Back when I was in grade school during World War II, woo, we prayed. Well everybody was real interested in prayer in school when we got a war going on. Yeah, let's everybody pray, but the devil wanted to get that out, break this nation from prayer.

So the door was opened. Madalyn O'Hair, she tried to immigrate to the Soviet Union and they wouldn't have her. So she came back, said, "Well we'll just have to change America". She had one son. She kept suing people and suing people until the court was afraid of her and they had a 27-word prayer so that Jewish children could pray it as the same as anybody, beautiful prayer. It prayed for the nation. It prayed for the teachers. It prayed for the students. Nobody had to pray if they didn't want to, but they took the prayer out. Then the Bibles went next. Separation of church and state, that's never been in the Constitution of the United States. It was a letter and it wasn't protecting the state from the church. It was protecting the church from the state.

Now, that phrase does occur in the Russian constitution. It's there, but now, we've shut the door. We've shut the door. And if you didn't see it, we did a special piece on FlashPoint, Victory News and all of the data. Not just what we thought, but the data. The graphs are there that show it. It's there. Now, I want you to notice in the 17th verse, "And the 70 returned again with joy saying, 'Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through your name.' He said unto them, 'I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing shall by any means hurt you.'" They said, "The devils are subject to us through your name". He said, "Yeah, I was there. I saw him fall". Yes, hallelujah. "I saw him fall".

Now, James 4. Go the Book of Hebrews and turn right. Are you ready for this? Say "yes". Verse 7, it does not say resist the devil and he will flee from you. It doesn't say that. It says, "Submit yourselves, therefore, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you". Submit yourself to God. Now, who is God? I'm glad you asked that. Every believer needs one of these. This is the Names of God Bible, God's Word translation by Revell. Every believer needs the BLB app, the Blue Bible app. I don't know why they call it that, but you can put it on your iPhone or on your iPad, whatever. But it's based on Strong's concordance. "Why, Brother Copeland, when I can just get the Strong concordance app"? Yes, you can, but it's not going to give you different translations and the BLB will give you the same translation, I don't remember, in English, Spanish, German, Chinese. I mean I've forgotten how many languages, different translations. I keep that on my phone. What does that mean in Hebrew? I get over there. What does that mean in Greek? It's so quick.

Now, this one, the reason I'm using this, the names of God. We just see the word God. God and his name are one. Well they are. "In the beginning, Elohim created heaven and earth. The earth was formless and empty and darkness covered the deep water. The Ruach Elohim was hovering over the water and Elohim said, 'Let there be light.'" El is God. Elohim is plural. Then you have teaching notes and so forth. Now, you come down. This is the account of heaven and earth when they were created at the time when Yahweh Elohim made the earth. Well that's Lord God. But now, wait a minute. Those names mean something. Elohim is plural. Yahweh is individual. He said it. We said it. "Let us make man in our image". Elohim said that. Yahweh is Lord. This changes things.

We're so limited in our English translations unless you find one that points these things out and shows you. Then you get into the same thing when you get particularly over in the... Now, over here in Ezekiel 47:21, "Foreign residents will receive their share of the inheritance with the people of the tribe among whom they're living, declares Adonai". Yahweh. Mm-hmm. Two names, one God. There's also HaShem, the name. When you learn these things, remember, class, these are blood covenants. That's the reason they are so important because God will use a different name. He said, and I'm paraphrasing, "Do those things which are right in my sight," and so forth and so on. "For I am the Lord that healeth thee. I am Yahweh or Jehovah. I am Jehovah Rapha". Well we know that healing's passed away. We would have to change his name. And you go over to the Book of Micah and other places, He said, "I am the Lord and I change not". He never changes. We do. He doesn't. In these names lie power secrets.

Now, let's look then... I'm way ahead of myself, but we're touching these bases as we go. Let's go over to Philippians 2. Oh, this little book. In Chapter 2, Verse 5, now here's something that is very hard on the religious mind. It starts off with let. "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God". At first sight, most people said, "Oh, no, no, no, no, no. No, no. I could never be..." No, He said you have to let it be. You tell me you're not equal with God and you were born again in his image? Well okay. Now, let me finish this. "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. But made himself of no reputation, took upon him the form of a servant or a slave, and was made in the likeness of men. Being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name".

Actually there, that's wrong. He gave him his name. There are other translations that put it that way. So I just put a little mark through a name. "Which is above every name. He gave him his name which is above every name. That at the name of Jesus", say it, "At the name of Jesus which is above every name every knee should bow". Now, notice things is in italics. We're not talking about things. We're talking about names. Then the Book of Ephesians will bear that out. "Of names in heaven, names in earth, and names under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father". Yeah, and you submit yourself to God and resist the devil. He'll flee from you. But you have to have what Peter was talking about, faith in the name. It was faith in his name that made this man strong.

Now, why was that so strong in the mind of Peter and John? Well in the first place, they lived with him for three and a half years and He was so expressive when He said to them, "You go and preach in my name," in that last Passover meal, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17th chapters of John, and I'm telling you it's there. So let's turn over there to the gospel of John and let's look here in the 14th chapter. "Let not your..." For the television audience, I looked up and stared like that at Tim to see how much time I had. Yeah, okay. "Let not your heart be troubled". That's a command so don't do it. Stop it right now. "Don't let your heart be troubled. You believe in God. Believe in me". Yes. Yes, I do, both of you, but they are one. "In my Father's house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you and if I go to prepare a place for you, I'll come again and receive you unto myself".

Now, look at the 10th verse. "Believest thou not that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you, I speak not of myself but the Father that dwells in me, He does the work". Now, how many in this class are born again? All of you. How many in this class baptized in the Holy Ghost? All of you. I am too. We're the same. It's the Father within us. What does the Bible say? "Christ within me, my hope of glory". I learned a lot about laying hands on people at the time that I was assistant to Oral Roberts. I mean I watched him like a hawk. I just stared at him and watched what he did. It occurred to me one day he uses his faith like a mechanic uses a wrench. He uses it on purpose. Then I told him what I thought and what I saw and he did. Amen.

Well now, that's what Jesus was saying. Listen. If He said, "Don't let your heart be troubled," don't let it be troubled. Why? Okay. "The words I speak unto you, I speak not of myself but the Father that dwells in me, He does the works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me or believe me for the very works' sake. Verily, verily", you get two verilys, you better listen up, "Verily, verily, I say unto you he that believeth on me the works that I do shall he do also, and greater works than he shall he do because I go to my Father. And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do that the Father may be glorified in his Son. Whatever you ask in my name"...

Oh, let's go to the BLB. That word ask right there has two meanings and it comes out... Look at the 16th chapter, verse 22. "You now therefore have sorrow, but I will see you again and your heart shall rejoice. Your joy shall no man take from you. In that day, you shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, He will give it you". That word means... In the Greek language, it means two things, asking or making request or demanding. We don't demand of God. We ask the Father in Jesus' name. Peter, in the name of Jesus Christ, he made a demand on that name and it worked. We're out of time again today. Glory to God. So let's give the Lord a praise. Hallelujah. His Word is rich. Thank You, Jesus. Hallelujah. Yes.
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