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Kenneth Copeland - Prayer for Loved Ones To Be Saved

Kenneth Copeland - Prayer for Loved Ones To Be Saved
TOPICS: Prayer, Salvation

So, Mark chapter 11, if you come around to the fourth verse, "They went their way and found a colt tied by the door", and so forth, just like he said. "Certain of them stood there and said, 'What do we do to loosen the colt?' And he brought the colt to Jesus and cast their garments on him and he sat upon him". Now, can you imagine what a little donkey colt and no human being had ever been on his back? That thing should have bucked and kicked, but no, he had the master on his back. Now, can you imagine what that little colt said when he got back to the other? He said, he probably said, "Can you imagine this? Why they put things down before me and shouted, Hosanna. Can you imagine that for me"? No, it wasn't for you. It was for the man on your back. There's a huge lesson right there. But the Spirit of God tamed that colt because it needed to be one upon whom no one but the Mater could be. It had to be one that had never been ridden. And he rode him and came into Jerusalem.

"So, blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed be the kingdom of their father, David, who cometh in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Jesus entered into Jerusalem and into the temple. And when he had looked round about upon all things and now the evening tide was come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve". Why didn't he do something? He said, "I don't say anything but what I hear my Father say. I don't do anything but what I see my Father do". So, he went in there and looked around. I wonder if they knew he was there. "So, on the morrow they came from Bethany. He was hungry, seeing a fig tree afar off, having leaves. He came, if happily he might find anything thereon. And when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves for the time of the figs was not yet".

Someone have their Classic Amplified with them? I had mine at home. Phil, let me see yours, please. I went off and left it. Thank you. Yeah. Okay. Where's the footnote on that? And the footnote is that in the fig tree, the leaves and the fruit come at the same time. But the time of the figs was not yet. He walked over there. Verse 15, "They came to Jerusalem and Jesus went into the temple. He began to cast them out that sold and bought in the temple overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of them the sold doves. He would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. He taught," praise God "saying, is it not written"?

You see it is written. Everything is it is written. It is written. So I've learned over the years before meetings like this and other times, I've just pretty well isolate myself and just start meditating these scriptures and listen to the Lord to see which way I'm supposed to go. In the morning, when evening was coming, he went out of the city. That's 12 hours. In the morning, they passed by and saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. Now he just, what did he say? He answered the tree and said, no man eat fruit of you again hereafter forever. His disciples heard it. He just walked off. He just said it. Turned around and walked off.

Peter called him to remember said unto him, "Master, behold, the fig tree, which you cursed is withered away. Jesus answering, have faith in God". The cross reference says, "Have the faith of God. For verily I say unto you, 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 says shall come to pass. He shall have whatsoever he said. Therefore I say unto you, what things, whoever you desire, when you pray, believe that you received them and you should have them. And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any that your Father in heaven may forgive you your trespasses".

Have faith. Well, okay. Hebrews 11. Chapter 10, verse 38. "Now the just shall live by faith. But if any man draw back, my soul, she'll have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back under perdition, but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen for by it, the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God so that things which are seen are not made out of things which do appear". What made out of nothing is made out of faith. So let's put that right there. Now, faith is the substance. Let's put that up in the Classic Amplified, please. "Now faith is the assurance, the confirmation, the title deed of the things we hope for being the proof of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality. Faith perceiving as real fact, what is not revealed to the senses".

Wow. It is the title deed. And so many things that... Anyway, the title deed, Romans 10. "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved. For I bear them record that I have a zeal of God. They have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes. Moses describes the righteousness, which is of the law, that the man which does those things live by them, but the righteousness, which is of faith, speaks on this wise. Say not in your heart, who shall ascend into heaven, that is to bring Christ down from above, or who shall ascend into the deep, that is to bring Christ again from the dead. What does it say? The Word is nigh thee, even in your mouth and in your heart, that is the Word of faith, which we preach. That if you shall confess with the mouth, the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart, that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth under righteousness, and the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture says," the scripture says.

Now this is my idea on it. No, what does the scripture say? You could have a script to a play, but the scripture, that's a different thing. What does the scripture say? The scripture says, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. There is no difference between the Jew and the Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? They can't. How shall they believe on him in whom they have not heard? They can't. How shall they hear without a preacher? They can't. And how shall they preach except they be sent? Matthew 9:38. So now we know how faith comes.

32nd verse, "as they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. When the devil was cast out, the dumb man spake, and the multitudes marveled, saying, it was never so seen in Israel. But the Pharisees said he cast out devils through the prince of devils. And Jesus went about all the cities and villages," paying attention to that, "teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every sickness and every disease". There's his message. "Preaching the gospel of the kingdom, healing every sickness and every disease among the people. That was his message. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them because they fainted and were scattered abroad as sheep having no shepherd. Then said he unto his disciple, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he will send forth laborers into his harvest".

Now back to the book of Hebrews. Chapter one. "God, who at sundry time in different matters spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds. Who being the brightness of his glory and express image of his person, upholding all things by the Word of his power, when he had himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of majesty on high, being made so much better than the angels, he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee. And again, I will be to him a father. And again, he shall be to me a son. And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he said, Let all the angels of God worship him".

Now we know what God said while Jesus was in hell. Again, "when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, 'Let all the angels of God worship him.' And of the angels, he said, who maketh his angels, spirits, and ministers a flame of fire. But unto the son, he saith, 'thy throne, O God, is forever and ever.' A scepter of righteousness is this scepter of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity. Therefore, God, even thy God hath anointed thee with all of gladness above the fellows. And thou, Lord, in the beginning has laid the foundation of the earth and the heavens are the works of thine hands. And they shall perish, but thou remainest, and they all shall wax old as a garment. And as a vesture, thou shalt fold them up and they shall be changed, but thou art the same and thy years shall not fail. But to which of the angels said he at any time, sit on my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool. Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation"?

All of them sent forth. So there was a young man came to me and he said, "Brother Copeland, my brother, my older brother, I tried to talk to him about God and he just walks off". I said, well, yeah, I went to that scripture. So I said, "Father, send laborers across, I don't remember his name, send laborers across so-and-so's path with the message of his salvation and the message of his being baptized in the Holy Ghost". I said, "Do you agree with that"? So we opened up to the 18th chapter of the book of Matthew. He said, "Oh, Brother Copeland, I agree with that. He said, of course, I believe it. I believe that". A few days went by, his brother called him. He said, what'd you do? He said, "What do you mean what'd I do"?

You did something. What did you do? He said, "I picked up a hitchhiker and he had a Bible, looked like a newspaper". And he started talking to me about it. And he said, "I can't think anything else". I just, "oh", but then he said, "I just got thinking about it and I couldn't get my mind off of it. Just couldn't get my mind off of it. Oh, glory to God. Oh, I just couldn't get my mind off of it". He said, "everywhere I look, somebody hand me a Bible or just come up, come up. And I just finally fell on my knees and said, well, all right. And the first thing you know, I was born again and baptized in the Holy Ghost".

And there was a pastor of a Methodist church. I didn't know who he was at the time. Well, I had preached that, you know, from the book of Acts that Jesus went into hell and then talked about the apostles' creed and so forth. And this was an abandoned drugstore, been swinging doors in the back and I was standing there like this. And where I was standing, he was big. And I was standing like down there on that bottom there and met my standing on that. He was as tall as I was. And he walked up there to me and he said... Turned around, walked off. And I remember when I was standing, I thought, well, Lord, here he comes. He's a big man. And I'd say 6'4", something like that. Turn around and walked out.

Then he came back and he said, "Mr. Copeland, may I speak? Brother Copeland, may I speak to you"? He said, "I was an alcoholic truck driver. And the Lord called me to preach and delivered me from alcohol supernaturally. But they came in and told me about the baptism of the Holy Ghost and I didn't believe in that. And I sure didn't believe when Jesus went to hell. Well, of course, I guess you know what happened to me when I walked up there. I'm glad it happened because it shut me up". He said, "I went back to the church and I couldn't sleep. I just went over, went back, got out of bed and went over to the sanctuary. Just got on my knees". And he said, "It's real quiet in there. And I just said, Lord, did you go to hell? And he said, I heard in my spirit, you better believe it, big boy. If I hadn't, you would have". So he said, "I want to apologize to you". What happened? Same thing. Laborers across his path.
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