Kenneth Copeland - Jesus Is the Healer
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Now, this is what we're here for today, God's very best to learn and receive by His Spirit because His Spirit represents Him. Mark chapter 5. And there's some things here that are extremely important. And there's something else I want to get into there, but this is a day in the life of Jesus, a complete day here. But come on down to "when Jesus passed over again by ship under the other side, much people gathered unto him, and he was nigh unto the sea. And, behold, there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name. And when he saw him, he fell at his feet".
Now, you have to realize, he's a ruler of the synagogue. He could really get into a situation. But it's that same synagogue in Capernaum that Cornelius built. Go widescreen. And look it up. Make notes in your Bible about all this because it'll help your faith build your strength on the inside when you have that information. So, "And she shall live". What did he say? "He besought him greatly, saying", He fell at his feet. He's right there at the seashore. I expect it got wet and muddy. He just dumped himself right at his feet. Now, listen to this. "My little daughter lies at the point of death. I pray thee, come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed. And she shall live".
What a statement of faith. Jesus went with him. He didn't say, "Well, you're going to have to repent of some things". No, people made that up. You're going to have to keep this a while longer because God's trying to teach you something. That is not in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. It isn't in there, so don't put it in there. That's what I was talking about earlier. It's not in the handbook. None of the apostles did it. That didn't happen. So, now, there may be situations like that, but get healed first, and then let the Lord correct you. And tell him that. I humbled myself before you. I messed things up. I stumbled around things. And if I have something in my life that's in the way, let's get it out right now. Glory to God. I mean, anybody I need to forgive, let's get over this. Let's get this done.
Well, you don't know what they did to me. Well, I know what they're doing to you now. And they've probably forgotten all about it and not even thinking about you, and you're still hanging on to that trash. And then you go around telling it to somebody else. I'm always a little weary when someone comes up and says, "Now, Brother Copeland, you know how much I love Pastor. Well, you love him good. It's the end of this conversation because you're going to get... But if I had been him, I wouldn't have done that," well, let's just analyze that a little bit. If you were him, you would've done it. You just judged him. "Oh, no". Yes you did. So now either repent or go on somewhere else. You get that out of your craw, then come back.
We can talk about Pastor. James Robertson. I tell you, I love him. There was a whole crowd of preachers, and there's a bunch of them in the room. And this man came up there and he said, "James, I'll tell you that Kenneth Copeland". He said, "Hang on a minute". He said, "Brethren, brethren, this fine pastor here, he wants to pray for Brother Copeland. So let's just..." "Oh, God bless Brother Copeland". He said, "Now what were you going to say"? "Nothing". No preachers would do that. So now, I want you to watch this with you. This is very important. And we're watching Jairus. "Jesus went with him. Much people followed him and thronged him. A certain woman, which had an issue of blood 12 years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, spent all that she had, was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse. When she heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague".
She believed it. Corresponding action, she got out there where he was. She'd been shut up for 12 years, not allowed out with an issue of blood. She must have forgiven all of those physicians. She heard of Jesus. Well, she heard what he preached. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he's anointed me, and so forth. People were preaching to her what he preached, and faith came. "Now, and straightway the fountain of her blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that dunamis, power, had gone out of him, turned him about in the press and said, Who touched my clothes? And his disciples said unto him, You see the multitude thronging you, and sayest thou who touched me? He looked around about to see her had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth".
She told him that. That's the reason we know it was 12 years. That's the reason she had been a woman of means. But now, and she spent all that. So how long do you think that took? Jairus is standing right there, and he said, "My little daughter is at the point of death". I wanted you to see Jairus' faith. He already said it, and he kept his mouth shut. He kept his mouth shut about it. "His disciples said, See the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou who touched me? He looked around about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said to her, Daughter, thy faith has made thee whole".
Now, don't you know, daughter rung in Jairus' ears? Daughter, oh yeah, I like this. "Daughter, your faith has made you whole. Go in peace, and be whole of that plague". Now, you notice he didn't say anything about sin. There are those that we could, he would say, "Go and sin no more". That wasn't the case here. Not a case with Jairus. And you need to watch for that. The man that broke up the roof, what did he say? Your sins be forgiven you. So it was important for him to hear that his sins were forgiven. So I'm hearing Jesus say, "That's what got you in trouble. Your sins are forgiven you. Now, you can receive your healing". Always watch for that.
Now, I want to talk about the woman at the well, the Samaritan woman. Jesus said he didn't say that to her. He said, "Go get your husband". She said, "I don't have one". He said, "That's right, you've had five husbands. And a man you're living with now is not your husband". You just jump to the conclusion. Do you know the rabbis don't do that? "And while he yet spoke, they came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain, which said, Your daughter's dead. Why trouble you the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he said..." So he stepped in. So Jairus, even if he's tempted to say something, Jesus got in the way and took care of him because he'd already made his statement of faith. He could have said, Oh, well, they tried to get him to. Why are you going to trouble him? He'd already said his faith and Jesus is going with him.
Now notice again, what happened here. He said, "Be not afraid, only believe". In Luke 8:50, he literally said, "Stop the fear". So how did he deal with death? Stop the fear. Stop it. So I wanted you to see at that point, Jairus didn't lose it. "Now, Jesus heard the word that was spoken". Verse 37, "He suffered no man to follow him except Peter and James and John". Well, now James and John were brothers and John is the apostle of love. And this says a bunch for Mr. Zebedee, their dad, because they had been called the sons of thunder. James and John, the apostle of love. Glory to God. And we have the book of James, but that's Jesus' brother. But look what John did. The Gospel of John, the Letters of John and the Revelation. I like the book of Revelation. You get down to the bottom, it says, "The End". Read the back of the book. We win. Thank You, Jesus.
Now then, when he walked in there, now Jesus is going to release his faith. "He come unto the ruler of the synagogues, and seeth the tumult that wept and wailed greatly. When he was come in, he said, Why are you making this ado and weep? The damsel is not dead, but she's asleep". He said it. They laughed him to scorn. He didn't pay attention to that. Well, what did he do? He put them all out. Had to get them out of there. They're grieving. They're crying and shouting and going on. And then when he said what he did, they laughed him to scorn. That's mean.
"Took the father and the mother of the damsel and them that were with him, entered in where she was lying. He took the damsel by the hand and said unto her, which is being interpreted. Look, damsel, I say unto you, arise. Go through and watch how many times he used his faith by his words. We know that's what he was doing because that's what he taught in the 11th chapter of the book of Mark. Whosoever shall say, and not doubt in his heart, but believe that those things which he says will come to pass, he'll have whatever he says. And I say unto you, whatsoever thing you desire, when you pray, believe you receive it and you shall have it. And when you stand praying, forgive".
I came home from school there at ORU one day and Gloria had been copying things in the tapes and so forth. She said, and we were learning you have what you say. And the Lord said to her, the power is in consistency because she saw that you don't just say something when you need it, it's what you say all the time. Well, we talked about what you think all the time you will say and then you will become what you think all the time. So we learned that then right there "And straightway the damsel arose and walked for she was of the age of 12 years and they were astonished with a great astonishment. And he charged them greatly that no man should know it and commanded that something be given her to eat".
Now, why would he do that? That no man should know it. I've thought about that and prayed about that a lot. He's not interested in taking credit for it. Well, you can see it and you know the family's going to talk about it, but just don't just go. The leper that came and said, "I know you can't if you will". He said, "I will". He touched him. The leprosy left. And he told him that, but he just went out and told it to more. And if you study that, you'll see where he said, "I must go into the other cities and preach". But this guy put it out so much he couldn't get into those cities. So there you have it. If he had done what he should have done, he should have gone to the priest first and showed them what had happened and obey what the man said and then follow him. What did Bartimaeus do? He didn't say anything about it. He just followed him. Well, if that leper had just followed him, gone with him, but he left him and disobeyed him, that's not good. Anyway. So now here we are, healings of the new covenant.
Now we go over, then you come, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and the book of Acts and so forth. Let's go to the end of the gospel of Mark. I can't take credit for this. I learned this from Rick Renner. I've learned a lot from Rick Renner. Verse nine of the 16th chapter. "Now, when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene". That's not her last name. She was from Magdal. She was Mary from Magdal, so they called her Mary Magdalene. And she was important because she had been delivered. And she traveled with him and gave her testimony. And she was so sensitive to him that she was the one that recognized him when he came out of that tomb. She saw him, and when he said her name, she knew who it was. And he said, "Don't touch me. I have not yet ascended to your God. I haven't gone yet".
It's in the book of Hebrews, he had to go. The heavenly utensils of worship had to be cleansed. The scepter of righteousness had to be appointed him. He had to be appointed the high priest. Then he came back and said, handle me. Spirit hath not flesh and bone as you see me. But it was little Mary. Oh. And she wanted to grab him. He said, "No, no, no, no, don't touch me. I'm not gone up yet". So she was one of the seven that had been forgiven of much. Seven devils. Praise God. So now, I'm supposed to be healed today. Say it. I'm supposed to be healed today. I'm supposed to be well. Jesus is my healer. How many times did you read and did I read in the book and it said, "Jesus healed them all".