Kenneth Copeland - Have Faith To Receive Your Healing
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Father, thank You for this all last week and all this week in teaching us and training us how to receive from the blood covenant that that are in this Book. And we praise You from Genesis chapter one where an animal was killed and shed blood to clothe the first man and his wife. Glory to God. Then in the fifth chapter of Genesis, the blood of animals. Then in the 17th chapter of Genesis, the blood of a man through circumcision. All of that pointing to You, Jesus, when Your sinless blood would be shed on that cross and that You would go into hell itself and defeat it all for us, raised victoriously from the dead and the book of Hebrews tells us how it worked that the heavenly utensils of worship had to be cleansed because of Adam's treason all the way up to just not including the throne of God. And now it's called the Throne of Grace. Oh, glory to God. Thank You for it. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Let's go back now where we were in the fifth chapter of Mark Gospel. Now, remember the woman with the issue of blood. And she said it. She believed it. She did it, and she told it. You remember that? Then she said it. Well, now what did Jesus say in Mark 11? "Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say..." So he put this whole thing in motion right then "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses".
So now let's go back over here. Then the fifth chapter, "For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole". Now remember. "There cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her that she may be healed; and she shall live. And Jesus went with him;" She shall live. And Jesus went with him; He followed faith. The woman with the issue of a blood, faith stopped him. Her faith made her whole. So Jairus is standing there, she testified. She told about the physicians. She told about the fact that she had money. She told that she's been in this condition 12 years and he's standing there listening to this. But then he heard, "Daughter"? Oh, yeah, my little daughter. Daughter, your faith has made your whole.
Now listen. "Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith..." Jairus didn't say anything. He said she will live. "As soon as Jesus heard the word" or the death messenger "spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe".
You read that in the eighth chapter of the book of Luke. Stop the fear. Stop it, stop it, stop it now, only believe. You keep your faith going. I'm here. So what did he do? "And he suffered no man to follow him, except Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. And he cometh..." Why would he do that? Well, a lot of the family and all of that is in there. But he put all of them out. And so he turned all these others over to the rest of his disciples to keep them out of the way, get all that unbelief and all that grief and all that going on out of there. Now listen to what he said. Jesus said, "Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but she's asleep". He said it. "They laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where she was lying".
So the father and the mother, he was leader of the synagogue. Let's put all this together. He was leader of the synagogue and Capernaum, that Cornelius, the centurion, had built. You need to go widescreen with all these things and meditate on them. And I didn't always know that. But I've been studying this Book for 56 years. These are things that'll come out of it like that. And you see these things, you mark them in the book. So anyway, here he is. "And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out," all of that unbelief, the grief of it, the grief of it, because she's dead. He put them all out, grandmothers, grandfathers, all of them, you know, and they're crying and hurt. And then they laughed him to scorn... So he had to get that out of there. But the mother and the father were in agreement on it.
So they obviously had set themselves in agreement. And so he obviously told her, I know he's gone over close to Gadara, but he has to come back home and I'm going to be the first meeting. So I see him out there in the edge of the water. And when he stepped out of the boat, he just fell in the water and the sand and the mud fell at his feet. You come home with me. Listen what happened. "And he took the damsel by the hand," He said, "Lay hands on her". So what did he do? He took her by the hand. The woman with the issue of blood said fine. If I may touch his clothes, I'll be whole. So she touched his clothes. Amen.
Now, when Cornelius, of course, he's called the centurion there. But over in the 10th chapter of Acts, we know his name is Cornelius, he built that synagogue and he had a servant boy that was sick, close to death. He said, "I'll come heal him". He's so easy. He said, "I'll come heal him". "No, I'm not important enough for you to come under my roof. I'm a man of authority. I tell the man to go. He goes, I tell one to come. He comes. I'll tell one do this and he does it. You speak the Word only".
Having faith in the Word of God without any physical evidence of it is the highest form of faith. according to Jesus. He said he marveled at his faith. He said, "I have not found such great faith, not in all of Israel". And all of his disciples were right there behind him. And this man is gentile. He's a Roman. And it worked. He said, "Be it done unto you as you have believed". And that young man was healed that very same hour.
So listen to this. "Damsel, I said unto thee, arise. He took her by the hand. Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. And straightway, immediately, the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat".
Faith works. My spiritual father, Oral Roberts... We were in Palm Springs, and I had driven them. We had been in Newport Beach and there were some things that he was dealing with and we had a lot of prayer about that. Then we drove up to Palm Springs there and stayed all night with them, and then we were going back the next morning, next day, and he said, "I want you to get up with me in the morning". And he helped me write my partner letter. I said okay. So we met 8:00 the next morning. I was so thrilled. Oral Roberts wants me to help him write his partner letter. Glory to God. I was so thrilled. So we sat down there.
I was like this. His desk was here and he was sitting here in a swivel chair. And he was facing me more like this. He said, "What is this"? I said, "Well, you know the Word of God". "What is this"? He threw it right there and hit me right in the chest and hollered at me. "Letters. And they're just as anointed as the day they were written. Are you ready to write your partners a letter every 30 days for the rest of your life, as long as you're on this earth"? I said, "Yes, sir, I am". He said, "Now you remember this, Kenneth. You're not writing them that letter to meet your needs. You're writing that letter to help them get their needs met. That's your job. That's your a preacher of the Gospel. That's your job. You get people's needs met, not yours. You preach the Word, God will meet your needs".
And he said, if you write that letter, if you even thought about it, he'd tear it up. So I sat down, I'll write it. And I just go back and say, "Yeah, that's what I thought, I tear it up. and I'd write that one. I'd be okay". Now, a few, maybe a month or two later, I'd write a note. I said, "Well, I did it again". What struck me, Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus of Nazareth, "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". How do we know that? "Being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan," where John baptized him in the river, "and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered".
Starvation set in and the devil said, "If you be the Son of God, command this stone to be made bread". Well, he could have done it. But what he's saying? "It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God". He came out of that and settled. He settled forever what Adam had done. The sin was eating forbidden fruit, artist dried as an apple. It wasn't. They had fig leaves. It was a fig tree. And that fig tree gave its life for him. So he could teach faith, amen. "And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written..."
He opened to Isaiah, the 61st chapter and he took that as a text and he cut it off right there. So go to the 61st chapter of Isaiah and you'll see where he cut it all. "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind," he's preaching all this. "To set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord". That's the great Jubilee and then the great Jubilee, all debts were canceled. Hallelujah. And the first time I heard this, I heard Oral Roberts say, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he's anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor".
Poor man, you don't have to be poor anymore. He's here. "Sent me to heal the brokenhearted", broken-hearted man person, you don't have to be broken hearted anymore. He's here, "to preach recovering of the sight". Blind man, you don't have to be blind anymore because he's here. Set at liberty them that are bruised, bruised man, you don't have to be bruised any longer. He's there to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. You don't have to have any debts any longer. He's here by his Spirit and he would say, "I see him right here beside me. He's called me to lay hands on you". He was a very dramatic preacher, and other times he's very quiet. But the Spirit of the Lord would come on him like that. So. And faith calls things that be not as though they were. Abraham, like God or before him, calls things that be not as though they were. Praise God.
Fourth chapter of Romans 15th verse, "Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, or written So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform".
I can't count the times I consider that not. I learned to do that over the years. I don't consider that and I've given my testimony to this before, but I realize I became short winded. I never did have any pain, but I was short-winded and I was over in a bit and I was preaching at a tent service for Mike Barber. And by the way, while we were in that tent last night, there were tornadoes and thunderstorms all the way around. But in the name of Jesus, we took authority over it. And the tornadoes were around it and the thunderstorms. And there was almost no wind in that tent at all. Huh. But I've got little short breath. I got out in the airplane and Duane was up in the cockpit and I sat down back there in the back and the glory of God came in that airplane and I heard it. "I have given you a new heart". About 8:15, 16 in the evening, it was raining. "I have given you a new heart. And what are you going to do with it"? I said, "I believe I receive it. I have a new heart. I'm Kenneth New Heart. I'm Kenneth New Heart".
What am I doing? Calling things that be not as though they were. I am Kenneth New Heart. I have a new heart. I went to the 112th Psalm, it says, "My heart is fixed, trusting in the "Lord. Amen. I believe the Lord. I believe the Lord my God, with all my heart, all my mind, all my soul and all my strength. I love my neighbor as myself, fulfilling all the law and the prophets. What? I'm saying it with my mouth what I believe in my heart. I never had any fear of it. It just wasn't there. I just kept saying it. I have a new heart. I have a new heart. I have a new heart. I told the cardiologist, I have a new heart. What? I said, "I have a new heart. I have a new heart. I have a new heart".
I kept saying I have a new heart. I have a new heart. I have a new heart. Well, I went through all the tests and all of that. It was not a blood flow problem. One artery was blocked, but it bypassed it. I didn't have a blood flow. They thought maybe I needed a stent. I didn't need that. But I'd put so much stress on my heart by preaching way too much. No rest. Just kept going and kept going, kept going. Preached myself to exhaustion twice. Just... Well, that was my stupid fault. Anyway. Well, they said I need a pacemaker. I said, okay, so I got a pacemaker. I have a new heart. I have a new heart. I have a new heart. I have a new heart. I have a new heart.
Well, in aviation, I had to do what's called the Bruce Protocol and it's stress test and it's a tough one. But I got on the treadmill. I was working out at the Bruce Protocol. And when I went in there and took the thing, it was just another walk on the treadmill. And I have my flight physical now because I have a new heart. And I repeat again what the man said. You came in here. He said, "You're a very rare case. You came in here with a very sick heart and now you're leaving with an absolute normal heart". Well, it's new. I said it with my mouth. I believed it in my heart, in my spirit. I have a new heart. And I continue to work out at those same levels on that treadmill. I have a new heart because I'm going to live to 120 years old. Amen. We're out of time. And you can have a new heart. I'll be back in just a moment.