Kenneth Copeland - Redeemed From Every Sickness and Disease
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— Hello, everybody. Again we're Kenneth and Gloria Copeland. And we, as you know, most of you anyway, we usually go to our prayer cabin in southwest Arkansas. But we had to cancel again this year. And we're quite sure we'd be next year. But now we're on Eagle Mountain Lake. Well, is there any mountains in Texas? Yes, and if you go back up around this part of the lake and down up, you can't see it here. You have to go around where the deeper part of the lake is and there is a mountain there and it sticks up. And on the side of that mountain, there's an alkaline piece there that is the shape of an eagle. And it's Eagle Mountain. Well, it was that way a long time before the lake was here. And of course, Comanche Indians lived in all of this part. And I'm going to take the liberty here and say that they named it because it was just a river coming down through there. That river was dammed off, made this lake and this water reservoir for the city of Fort Worth and so forth. And Eagle Mountain International Church, it's on Eagle Mountain Lake, and it has an eagle on the mountain. So anyway, just thought you might like to know. Now then, Father, we thank You again for divine health, and we thank You for the blood covenants of this Book and then the blood of Jesus ratified all of those in the first covenant. And we give You praise and honor and we thank You for it. Thank You, Lord. We praise You again. Amen.
— So let's go back then to the 27th chapter of Deuteronomy. "And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day. And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass over Jordan unto the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up great stones, and plaister them with plaister: And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which..." I want to remind you something else. When Cain murdered Abel, why?... How come God allowed him to live? There was no law against it. So this became a law book. The law and the prophets. A young scribe came up to Jesus and said, "What is the greatest commandment of all"? Jesus said, "The greatest commandment, love the Lord thy God with all your heart, all your mind, all your strength and love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" and notice he used love. The Bible doesn't say God is power, but he does say God is love and he uses his power. Nevertheless these people had been enslaved. That's the reason the food laws are in here. They had to eat anything to stay alive. So now they needed to understand the difference of the things that would curse you and the things that would bless you. I'm in the 27th chapter of Deuteronomy. "And Moses and the priests the Levites..." Excuse me, "Spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the Lord thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day. And Moses charged the people the same day, saying, These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin: And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali". Those mountains are there today. One of them, the blessing mountain is green and things grow there. The curse mountain... And they are mountains. The curse mountain is alkali. Won't hardly anything grow on it. Well, can you imagine what 1 million people over on this mountain and another million on this mountain shouting back and forth across there, how much that must have really impressed them and heart and mind. "And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice, Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen. Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen". They're shouting back and forth. "Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen. And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God". And you go on and then... "But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:" Great precious promises, commands. And then, oh, then in the 61st verse. "And every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed".
— I think there was a little strife there somewhere.
— Oh, but here comes the good news. The Gospel.
— What was the last Scripture?
— That was in Deuteronomy 28. Now let's go over to Galatians chapter three. Oh, the faith book. 3:8, "And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith". Yes. "And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith". God promised to Abraham. Glory to God. Thank You, Jesus. "Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one". Oh this is so good. "But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. Or under the law. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, or if ye be in Christ, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise". Glory to God, we've been redeemed. What does redeem mean?
— Bought back
— Musician especially. Well, back in the big band days, the days of Glenn Miller and so forth. During the Depression days. And they tried to make it well, Glenn Miller would take his trombone and he had a pawnshop that he would take it in there and he'd put it up and then he would work, do a little job, go back and take that ticket and redeem it or get it back. It means to exchange. We've been redeemed from the curse of the law. Our Jesus was made a curse for us because he paid the ultimate price. A sinless man, sinless blood. But that's what had to happen. That's the reason... In the Garden of Eden after the sin, they were naked. They tried to cover themselves with fig leaves. So then God killed an animal and made skin for them. So an animal died in the Garden of Eden to clothe the first man and first woman. Magnificent. Now, if you be in Christ, then are you Abraham's seed and heirs according to his promise. The curse? No, no, no. We've been redeemed from the curse. That's the reason that we take these exceeding great and precious promises. That's what Peter talked about. Exceeding great and precious promises. Because they're blood promises. They are blood back. The blood promise. Native people. There are still people on Earth that make blood promises in the blood of animals so you can't break it. And when Mr. Livingstone was called to go to Africa, he couldn't get in there. He's a white man. He couldn't. And his interpreter told him, he said, "You will never get in unless you cut the blood covenant with someone that's important". And so there was a chief, a very high chief, and they had a covenant ceremony. And he said, "They'll make a cut and some of your blood will drop in a drink and some of his blood will drop in that drink, making you blood brothers". And it was so repulsive to him. He didn't even want to do that, you know, I mean, he's a strong Christian man and so he kind of rebelled. He said, "Well, if you want to get in here, you're going to have to do that". So he did. He said, "Now there's an exchange of gifts". Well, he had a little goat that he wanted goat milk because he had trouble with his stomach. He said the chief wants the goat. Yeah, this is in the covenant exchange. And so when you get the goat, then the chief gave him his staff said it was a long copper wire staff. And Stanley first thought that... Livingstone first thought that he'd been had, he got his goat and all he got was that stick.
— Got his goat.
— But every place he went, Gloria, people bowed down to him because he had the staff of a king through blood covenant. Now what does that mean to us? Through blood covenant, we have the name of the king
— The name that's above every name that's named. Names in Heaven, names in Earth and names under the Earth must bow and confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God, the Father and every devil in hell hears that name spoken in faith. They bow and tremble. Hallelujah. Do a study on the name of Jesus. I was in Jamaica and I've been studying the power and authority in the name of Jesus. And I went to a place called New Hope. And we got there. They had set up what you and I would call a brush arbor, Gloria. Well, it was the same thing. Only it was in a banana grove and they had those great big banana leaves because they were having meetings there in the daytime and they had set it up there. I got there and they had just a kerosene light hanging here where I could read. Well, because of that light in my face here, so I could read my Bible, I couldn't see much. And they made a pulpit out of a stump and a board. And it was a pretty nice one. They had a little piece of wood tacked here and my Bible would sit there and I was preaching on that authority of the name of Jesus, and that it was conferred upon him. He inherited it from his Father. It was conferred upon him, and then he got it by great combat because his name... he went into hell and defeated it. So his name is the name above everything. And all of a sudden there was a man... came through and he was just standing. He said, "Lay hands on me in that name". So I moved out in front of that and then I could see and there was a rock wall back there and I could see I couldn't tell... There were hundreds of people sitting on that rock wall. And then there was another one. And another one. And another one. And another one and another one. I finished my message and laid hands on all the people that desired it and the pastor's car was just right outside. I went over there and sat down in the seat of his car, and there was a woman came up there and I would say probably 40, 45 years old or so, not an old woman. She said, "Brother Copeland, thank you very much. I was blind. Now I see" and turned around and walk off. So when the pastor came around and got in the car, he helped people go away, get settled in. I said, "Do you know her"?
— Oh yeah. She's in my church. I said, "Was she talking about being blind spiritually"?
— Oh no, Brother Copeland, She's stone cold blind. Can't see nothing. I said, "I would have thought she'd been more excited".
— Oh Brother Copeland, we're trained by the British. They don't show emotion in church. She get home. She got crazy. In that name. Then we were at, you and I, Southwest Believers' Convention oh, several years ago. And we were down among the people there just laying hands on different ones. And I walked up. This woman was in a wheelchair and a young woman found out later, it was her granddaughter. She had on dark glasses. And so I took her glasses off and I said, "May I do what Jesus did"? She said, "By all means". So I did what he did. I spit on my hands and put them in her eyes and held them there until I got a release in my spirit. And I took my hands off. I said, "What do you see"? She said, "I see you". Glory to God. Well, that was on Saturday, of course, Saturday morning. And then she was in church Sunday. That's where we found out it was her granddaughter. And so Pastor George interviewed her. She said, "I had double visions that was so bad that I was declared legally blind. But I kept pastoring my church. My granddaughter here just helped me". And he said, "Well, what happened"? She said, "I'm perfectly healed".
— Praise God. Isn't that great?
— And he said, "How old are you"? She said, "77 and I'm going to Heaven. Pretty soon I'll be 78, going straight". Just perfectly healed by the name, by the power invested in the name of Jesus. And we're out of time. Gloria and I'll be back in just a moment.