Kenneth Copeland - Faith Taps In to God's Heavenly Supply
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— Welcome, everybody, to Friday's edition of the Believer's Voice of Victory Broadcast. Have we not had a wonderful time in the Lord for two weeks? Glory to God. And you know there's no lock on the front door, brother. And so just come on back. I'll tell you something funny. Yesterday at lunch, I was talking about the time that I went to South Africa. The first time I went and I met Rodney Howard Brown there, and I called my dad and said, "I went bird hunting, but I only got one". He said, "Really"? I said, "Yeah, but he weighed 200 lbs. It was an ostrich". And I'm telling him about all of that and you know what he said? When I was a little boy we used to ride them. And I thought, But, you know, I didn't mention him anything about the horses I rode here. Now, a man by the name of Johnnie Johnson. He was assistant secretary of Navy under I think it was Richard Nixon. And his dad taught him that love is beyond defeat. Now, Johnnie was just a little boy, and they moved into a school district where it was, you know, it was mixed there. And so he was going to have to be going to school with some little white boys. And so his dad told him, he said, "Now, Johnnie, I'll tell you something, son. That light skin, their brains get too hot. And you just have to forgive them because they get their brains get too hot and they..". I can just see him telling me this... And he said, "You just have to forgive them". And he said, "I went home one time and I said, Daddy, I tell you what, this one little boy, his brain must have been cooking, cause... But I forgave him. And I just kept forgiving him". By the end of the school year, he was the most favorite boy in all the whole school. And he was the favorite. I mean, they all loved him and they came around him because love is beyond defeat. And he said, "Then I realized what my dad had done, and he said, 'It's too late, I've already learn the lesson.'" And so when he was under secretary of the Navy, the president was saying they were having race riots in the Seventh Fleet. Well, a military airplane, the number one in command gets off first. Well, the admiral was there and Johnny came down there and he's looking around. He said, "Is Secretary Johnson here"? And he walked over there and he said, "I'm Secretary Johnson". Oh, that admiral didn't like that. Anyway, he said, "We got a problem here". So he went. He was on the fantail of ..., and he said, Lord, I'm going to teach on Love. And they can either throw me off this ship, or we'll have a revival. And he said, "I just start talking about love. And all of a sudden, Oh, Mr. Secretary. Mr. Secretary, come quick, come quick, quick, come quick". He said what? Oh, he said, "I almost... almost killed a sailor. Come quick, come quick, come quick. He's in the dispensary now. And I hear he's been hit in the head with a pipe" and he went down there and he said, "This young sailor laid hands on that young sailor. And that young sailor was healed". And it caused a revival throughout the Seventh Fleet of the United States. Love is beyond defeat. And we talk and just had so much fun together. And right up until the time he went home to be with the Lord in old age and I still have the book. "Love Is Beyond Defeat". Glory to God. Well, here it is. When you stand praying forgive, if you have ought against any. That'll kill your faith. So go.
— You know, we were speaking about Ephesians chapter one, verse three, about that reservoir that we all have received. And we can't walk in the fullness of that reservoir while there is unforgiveness on the inside. While there's any kind of offense... We just can't do it. All it does is block that flow of the provision of God. And work only works at work. Faith only works by love. It's the only way. And we know in First Corinthians 13, it just speaks about it, doesn't matter if you have all the faith in the world, faith to move mountains.
— I heard Oral Roberts say that to a person. I heard him say that. This woman said, "Brother Roberts, my husband is sick and he needs prayer now. He has all the faith in the world". He said, "That's his problem". She said, "What do you mean"? He said, "You have to turn it loose. You have to turn it loose. And you can't do it with an air of unforgiveness".
— It's like a blocked pipe.
— Yes, it is. I mean, you've got the reservoir. You've got the supply line. But you all know that from the reservoir to the house, the pipeline gets smaller and smaller. Through the suburb it's a bigger pipe. And when it gets to your street, it's a smaller pipe...
— Jerry Savelle calls it the blessing blocker.
— And that's exactly what happens.
— Now, Brother Hagin called it the Ephesians 1:3 prayer. Blessed be the God of our Father, the Lord Jesus Christ blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. It's all there. But faith has to bring it down.
— And it's past tense. He has blessed us. It's not something we have to hope for or wait for. It's already been done. But what I really love is I once heard a preacher say something. His name was Brother Kenneth Copeland. He said every time he sees that word "bless", it means empowered to prosper. And so when it says we are blessed, we have been blessed. He has blessed. He has already empowered us to prosper with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. Now, do you know that spiritual place and I actually looked up in the Dake concordance and it says that everything necessary for the work of God among men is what the spiritual blessings are. So anything you need to get that project done... Anything you need to get that dream fulfilled, everything in ministry is in that, in heavenly places, which means it's not according to your limitations. It's not according to how you know what you think you need to get that thing fulfilled. It's according to his riches in glory. There is a limitless supply.
— The Spirit of God said through the Apostle Paul. And then you go back to the Genesis book, The Beginning. And in the first chapter, "Let us make man in our image after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, over the cattle and over all the earth and every creeping thing that creeps. And God created man in his own image. And God blessed them and said..". The blessing of God later became the blessing of Abraham. In the covenant he had with Abraham he said, "I will bless you and those that bless you, I will bless. And he that curses you, I'll curse". It just went widescreen that the blessing was what was missing. The curse stopped the blessing, and it became the blessing of... Abram became Abraham and God blessed... God, same one that blessed in the Garden. And I kept meditating on it. It's not "a" blessing. It is "the" blessing. There's only one. It's the blessing of the Lord
— ... in the hands of people. The more I continued to meditate on it, the Lord began to talk about it. It's not "a" blessing. He said, "It's me, it's me, it's mine". And he said, "Every time you write it, write it in any form, in capital letters". So, you know, it's "the" blessing. It is the blessing of Abraham. It was the blessing of God when Jesus laid his hands on children and blessed them. And that's where it is in those blessings.
— And if you take that into 2 Peter, and you get into that scripture in 2 Peter, that is just so powerful as well, 2 Peter 1:3. "According as his divine power hath given unto us" what? "all things that pertain unto life and godliness," Now in New International version that says this way, it says, "Has given us everything we need for life and godliness". In other words, everything is available. I have a reservoir.
— Thank You, Jesus.
— I have a pipeline attached to a provision for my life.
— All things...
— Every single thing that I ever need in Christ. In Christ, I have everything I need. What does that mean? To be in Christ, nobody has ever has to face a task alone...
— ...not in Christ.
— So when you come to realize who you are in Christ, this is another week's teaching.
— Yes, it is.
— All right. This is not a Friday afternoon teaching, okay?
— In Christ...
— ...and Christ in me. And we have that assurance. And when I came to realize that this is like all I have to do is tap into it. I don't have to be in heaven to receive the blessing. I've just got to tap into it. It's available for me. It's the same way. It's the same way. And I know this analogy has been used before, but it's the same way. I don't have to go to the bank to get my money. My money is in the bank. It's available for me when ever I need it. All I have to do, all I have to do. And this is what I want people to understand, that the bank is looking after what is rightfully mine. I don't have to physically be there to get it. All I've got to do is pick up the phone and call the bank and say, "I have need of my money to be transferred there. I have need of my money to go there". The bank knows my voice, my personal banker, when I pick up... And I guarantee you that's exactly the same with you and this ministry. You pick up the phone, you phone your personal banker. They have to do whatever you tell them to do. But there's another way to look at this. You have something called a checkbook. What is that checkbook? That checkbook is something that you carry with you. It's your right to everything that is rightfully yours in the bank. All you have to do is write it out. You don't go into the bank to get what's rightfully yours. You are the bank. Think of it this way. Think of it wherever you go, the bank goes with you in the form of the provision. Yes, it's kept somewhere else. But you are the bank. You have the right. The same as for the Word of God.
— Yes, it is.
— The same, exactly so the Word of God becomes who you are
— You have to make the withdrawal.
— You can make the withdrawal any time. You can write it out any time, you can call upon it any time. Why? Because you've got the promise. You see, the Faith Dome was built by faith from the bank. I didn't have to go to the bank for the loan.
— And you had made a deposit before...
— You have made the deposit before...
— The seeds that you sowed in getting it done.
— All I had to do... All I had to do and all Jenny had to do. And all you've had to do in this ministry is tap in to that heavenly supply. It is rightfully yours. And wherever you're watching, whatever you believe in God for whatever you trust in God for, I want you to know it's available to you if you have the promise of the Word on it. If you stood up on the Word, if you had the vision from God, if he has laid it in your heart, if you have a word from God, you have rightful claim to see it come into fulfillment in your life. Why? Because the deposit is already in the bank... for you.
— And you have a covenant agreement with the banker and the judge. Don't forget the covenant relationship. A man who was a missionary from Great Britain. He was in Africa. And he said, "Oh, I needed to be home. So tired". And he said, "I went to the city where to catch the train to go where he supposed to go to get an airplane and go back to the UK". And they came by, they said, "There's a man, a chieftain, we need you to speak to me". He said, "I really didn't want to do it. I was tired. But the Lord said, 'Go'. So I went". He said, "This tribe entered covenant by cutting their fingers and they would touch fingers. They'd mixed blood, but touching fingers". And if you went into the bank there was a printed hand there next to the teller. You put your fingers up there, the teller put theirs up there, guaranteeing this transaction is going to be honest. And he said, I went in there and he said, "There's this man, unsophisticated. And I began to talk to him about the blood of Jesus". But he said, "Oh, Jesus sent me here to touch fingers with you". It went off in that old man. He jumped up and he ran outside and he said, "Come, come, come, come, come, come. God wants to touch fingers with us. God wants to touch fingers with us". He said, "suddenly that old man knew more about the gospel than most of the Christians I ever met". Cause of that covenant and this is so vitally important that Jesus said, "You have treasures in heaven where thieves and rust does not corrupt" because of the blood of this book. And once you realize that, that there was a great price paid for those blessings to be in heavenly places. It cost dearly. His blood was shed. Jesus went to hell so we can have blessings in heavenly places. And we've been raised up with him.
— Glory, glory.
— It just brings me to that place again every time I think about it that just broke me in the first place. I fell before him. Never forget as long as I live. I fell before him. And I'd been there for quite some time. It just fell to my knees. And I said, "My liege, let me fight your battles. I wear your armor and let me..". There's things that you need to have asked before you can answer them in the earth. I'll do it. And you give me utterance and I'll pray it in the Spirit. Let me do it. I bless you, O my soul. I bless you. You're blessing me all the time. But I have treasure in Heaven. And André and Jenny, I saw this big table. Huge, great big thing. And all of this treasure on that table. And it was all that Jesus, that God by the Lord Jesus had for our lives and this ministry. Those blessings in heavenly places. And I said, "I don't want to get to heaven and find that table anyway, but empty". Because I'm not using it on myself. We're doing this to bless churches and to bless ministries in Africa and to bless ministries in England and bless ministries anywhere in the United States and Canada and all over the world. I want that table empty when I go. And the only way I can do it is by faith. And stay in love. Hallelujah.
— That's how we have to be led by the Spirit. Because all the wisdom that we have, all the wisdom that you need on how to tap into that, on how to get those answers you need, the Spirit of God has all of that wisdom for you. He puts it in your spirit by his Spirit and all we have to do is turn towards him. That's it. That's all we have to do. And, you know, very often the quickest way to do that is to pray in the Spirit, to pray in the Holy Ghost. But to make sure that your mind isn't somewhere else, but that your mind either quiets down to pay attention to what's happening in your spirit. Because as you pray in the Spirit, you connect with his wisdom. You connect with everything you need to know how to tap in to that reservoir. All he will give you the ideas. He will give you everything you need to be able to go ahead and phone this person or go to this place or make that appointment so where ever the connection is needed to make it possible in our reality in the natural, it will come from the wisdom of God that comes from your spirit, which is where his Spirit is. But as you pray in the Holy Ghost, which is one of the greatest gifts we could have ever received because that is our connection.
— It's the gateway to the supernatural. When does it not say wisdom is the principle? Not a principle.
— And one of the manifestations of the Holy Spirit is God's Word of wisdom. Vitally important. Well, there it is right here. Colossians chapter one, "Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;" Without him we're helpless. We go back to the left side again.
— You know, Brother Kenneth, over these two weeks that we've been on these broadcasts, I've come to realize that when you sow into the Word, everything changes. And I want to speak to the partners of KCM for a moment, if I may, because the wisdom we're talking about here, this ministry has released into our lives, our hearts for over 32 years of ministry, what we have seen, what we have testified of over these two weeks, God's goodness and God's blessing is because of the Word sown into our lives. I want you this moment right now as you take that seed and you sow it into Kenneth Copeland Ministries, as you do what God's telling you to do, even right now, I want to believe God, and I know you're going to pray in that last segment of the program that the favor, the blessing and the goodness of God will come upon your life and you will truly learn and you will truly experience and you will truly tap into all that heaven has for you. That is Jenny and my prayer that every one of you today tap into all that God has for you because his blessing will overtake you and the days of your life shall be blessed.
— Praise God. James Chapter one. "Count it all joy when you fall into different temptations, testing and trials". And then he said, "Any man lack wisdom..". Of what? About the test, temptation and trials. "Let him ask of God who gives liberally to all man, but let him ask in faith". I have to believe that is there.
— Because when we found out that the Word says that wisdom is laid up for us. Glory to God. Hallelujah. We'll be back in just a moment. Thank You, Lord Jesus.