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Kenneth Copeland - Mountain-Moving Faith Is Fueled by Love

Kenneth Copeland - Mountain-Moving Faith Is Fueled by Love
TOPICS: Faith, Love

Hello, everybody. Welcome to Friday's edition of the Believer's Voice of Victory broadcast. Arkansas. Glory to God. We're in southwest Arkansas at our prayer cabin in a place that had been such a blessing in our lives for over 50 years now. We'd been married less than a year when Pop gave us and Mom gave us this four acres over there around the... I was standing out there that day, and I was just praising God. And my mom and dad had come up here with us, and they were with Gloria and talking to Pop and walking around, and Pop was explaining things. And I was just standing up there by a big tree. The pond or anything, nothing was there. The house wasn't there. It wasn't anything. It was just an open piece of grass.


A little creek running down through there. And I was just standing there praying in the Holy Spirit, just praying in tongue, just praising God. Thank You for, oh, Jesus, for being so good to us. And right in here, just like He speaks to all Christians, if they'll listen. He said, and the creek bed was dry. He said, "Look at that dry creek bed". And I looked up there where it was coming through the trees, and I just followed it down where it was going. And it caught my eye on a tree. He said, "See that tree"? And it was a tree standing right there, what's in the corner of it over there now. He said, "If you will put a levee right there from there, and you'll dam up that creek, you'll have a pond". And I could see it. Yeah. Now, this is the blessing of the Lord. Now, listen to this and how it worked. I told you and told Pop what I was looking at there. He said, "You know, I think the state of Arkansas has got a program that'll help you with that". So we... I called... It was a pasture, wasn't it? It was like a pasture, so it was some agriculture help.

Yeah, no house or anything here. But what the county was doing, they were trying to get people to conserve water. And so they had this program out to build ponds, farm ponds. And they came out and looked at it and said, "Yeah, we can do that". It seems to me like it only cost us $600 to get it done. And if you'd have had it done for regular, it'd cost probably $1,800, $2,000. We didn't have $1,800, but we had that. And so they got out here and dug this pond and just look how gorgeous it is. And then, of course, I already told you the story about the main house. Now, this log house, Gloria always wanted a log house. And she talked about log houses. Lord, Gloria wants a log house.

Not a new one, though.

Log house.

The real deal.

The real deal. And Gloria wants a log house. Oh, we believe we receive a log house. Thank You, Lord. Well, we were going down the highway here between here and town one day, and I don't know how many times we'd driven past there. We'd been up here for years. Gloria said, "Stop the car". I said, "What"?

Stop. There wasn't anything there. I pulled off and stopped. She said, "I want to go look at that house". I said, "Gloria, what in the world for"? There's an old house, an old shiplap-sided house laying out there almost on its back. The back part where they'd added a kitchen and bathroom on it had separated from it, and it had just fallen away. And this thing was leaning over like this, and one side of it up like this.

I was inspired.

And she said, "Stop right now. I want to go look at that". I said, okay. We walked out there, and looking around, she walked over there to the corner where that siding was popped up and loose. She said, look. We picked that up and raised that up, and it was this log house under... This thing's way over 100 years old. And somebody had put that siding on there, and nobody remembered that it was logs. So we talked to the family that owned it and bought it for $500. And Mr. Wooten, again, moved it over here and set it up. Of course, we had it totally restored. And it is just wonderful. It's just a beautiful log house. This is the real deal. Amen. And then later, the little log house came in. It is the real deal. I mean, God will bless you. See, well, what do I want with a log house? I don't know. But it doesn't have to be a log house. There's someone watching us on television in Eastern Europe one time. That was just after the Soviet Union collapsed. Then this lady wrote us and said, I'd mentioned something about believing God for an airplane. Of course, the translator speaking in Russian. She said, "Brother Copeland, I don't know what I would do with an airplane. I don't have anywhere to go. And I don't have anywhere to keep it and nobody to drive it".

That's a problem.

But she said, if you think I ought to believe for one, I will. I mean, that's how eager those people were because, I mean, they had just come out from under atheism. And the Spirit of God was so fresh and new to them, she'd believe for anything. And that's what made it such an explosion over there of the Word of God because people were so hungry and believe in God. And Father, we do thank You for the outpouring that's going on right now all over this planet. And You are manifesting Your love. You're teaching us Your love. You are love. You don't have love. You are love. Help us, Lord, renew our minds. You said Your thoughts are higher than our thoughts and Your ways higher than our ways. Your ways are love ways. Your thoughts are love thoughts. But You said, "Come on up here with me. My Word goes forth out of my mouth". Hallelujah. We receive it today in Jesus' name. Amen.

Hallelujah. Think about being on television all over Russia. We did that because the Lord said.

Yeah. And you know what, Gloria? If you think back on it, it was before the USSR fell. We were there and it was just miraculous the way it came to pass.

You know, the faith that was preached on there could have had something to do with that wall falling.

It had everything to do with it because the guys that walked around the Berlin Wall and spoke to it. They were speaking to it in the name of Jesus because somebody had bootlegged some of Brother Hagin's books in there and some of my tapes and somebody had taken the tapes and they'd play them and interpret them as they played. And they went around that wall and pointed to it and speaking to it. You're coming down without any bloodshed. You're coming down without any bloodshed. We bind you in the name of Jesus. You're coming down without any bloodshed. And it did. Amen. Faith. Faith in the name. Now let's go back to our text in first John four verse eight. "He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love". And then verse 16, "And we have known and believe the love that God has to us. God is love. He that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God and God in him". Now believe the love. Well, we believe the love. And then answer me this. Why don't you trust it? Oh, I do. Really? And when things get hard, you're not tempted to come back and say, oh, oh Lord, I don't understand this. Don't you care that the devil's put this on me? But see, that's not trusting the love. Don't you care? Well, you get hit with bad feelings and all of that.

Now verse 18 says there is no fear in love.

There's no fear in love and fear is what creates that.

Don't you care? You're walking in fear.

That's it. Instead of faith.


So what we're talking about here is renewing our minds, not only to believe the love, but have faith in his love. Now remember, faith principles are the same, always. They don't work any other way except the way Jesus said they would. So God is love, right? So love is God. Now let's go to Mark chapter 11. The classic teaching on faith by Jesus. Jesus spoke to the fig tree. "In the morrow", in verse 12, "they came from Bethany, he was hungry, seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if happily he might find anything there on. He came to it, he found nothing but leaves for the time of figs was not. Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter forever. His disciples heard it and they went to Jerusalem. Now in the morning as they passed by..".

We're talking about overnight.

Yeah. See in the 19th verse, when evening was come, he went out of the city. So they had to walk right back past that tree, but nobody said anything about it. That was 12 hours, morning and evening, 12 hours. So in the morning, so this happened somewhere in the second 12 hours. Amen? "In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. Peter recalling to remembrance saith unto him, 'Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursed is withered away.' Jesus answering said unto them, 'Have faith in God.'" Now what we're talking about is have faith in love. It's the same thing, but we're renewing our minds and into this place where we really know and believe that God is love and love is God and God can be trusted and so can his love and so can his Word and so can his name and so can his blood. Now, "For verily I say unto you, whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, be thou cast into the sea, shall not doubt", in his head? No, "in his heart", not in his mind, but in his spirit, "But shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith". Now hang on here because we're getting there. "Therefore I say unto you, what things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will have them and when you stand praying, forgive". Now you see, to have faith in love, who is God, who is love, to have faith in his love, you can't get off over into unforgiveness. You just cut right straight across the commandment to love. So this is a faith issue and faith is of the heart, not of the mind or the head. The mind is made up of the mind, the will, and the emotions.

The soul is made up.

I mean the soul. The soul, thank you, Gloria, made up of your mind, your will, and your emotions. That's not where faith is born. Faith is born in your spirit. The reason it's called your heart, it's not talking about your physical blood pump. You can't believe God with an unphysical organ anymore than you could your nose or anything else. It's just flesh. But the heart of mankind is a spirit being.

I am a spirit.

I am a spirit.

I have a soul.

I have a soul.

And I live in a body.

I live in a body. The apostle Paul said, "There's no good thing in me that is in my flesh". So he separated the two of them. He said that you be made whole, spirit and soul and body. So they're separate.

That's the whole man. Jesus redeemed the whole man.

Yeah, the triune being.

Spirit, soul and body.

And think about it now, love, joy, peace, long-suffering, and gentleness, and goodness, meekness, temperance, or self-control. Those are fruit of the Spirit. They're not anything else.

The newborn spirit.

Yeah. Now, in Galatians 5, it tells you also what's born in the flesh.

Now, let's talk about today about it's vital to be born again. You got to... That's the gateway.

And we'll show people how to do that.

Oh, yeah. That's the gateway. None of this works until you accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.

And then everything can change if you'll go forward.

Oh, yeah. And that's what we're talking about now is going forward in that love and having faith in it because it's love that did it for you.

That's right.

Okay. It's love that went to the cross.

That's right.

Love himself. Okay. Now, this is faith. This is the way faith works. You believe it in your heart, and you say it with your mouth.

You hear the Word, you believe it in your heart.

We talked about that yesterday in the 13th chapter of I Corinthians. It says, for instance, all of the things that love does this, and love says that, and love doesn't do this, and love never fails. Well, you begin to confess that. That's God never fails. Well, neither do I because I'm born of him. And you put it, you begin to believe that love, and it's in you, and you're in it. The love of God's been shed abroad in our heart by the Holy Ghost. Let's go over to the Gospel of John. Now, I want to show you something here that is so very rich. Now, let's go over to the Gospel of John here, the 13th chapter, Gloria. Now, remember who wrote 1 John was John called the apostle of love. Now, remember, faith believes it in his heart and says it with his mouth. Now, I want you to look here in the 13th chapter of John. Look at the 23rd verse. Now, there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples whom Jesus loved. Now, we know from what the rest of the way he wrote this that John was confessing that of himself. I want you to notice this. He's the one that confessed. He believed Jesus loved him, and he wouldn't turn loose of it. He was the one that didn't turn his back on him. And look at this. Simon Peter therefore beckoned him that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake when Jesus said, one is going to betray me. Where was John? Leaning up there on Jesus, he was laying in his lap. And Peter came over there and said, "Ask him who it was. You ask him". Well, John could have said, well, you ask him. Peter wasn't about to. He didn't have that kind of relationship with Jesus. He believed the love. We're out of time, and we'll talk about this some more next week. We'll be back in just a moment.
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