Kenneth Copeland - Healing Always Comes
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Father, we thank You, and we praise You today. We are looking to the greater One that dwells within us. We are looking for manifestations of Himself throughout this entire service today to be manifested as the healer, the deliverer, the miracle worker, the strengthener. And we look to You, Sir, as our teacher, our guide, our standby, our intercessor to manifest Jesus the healer in this place. And we give You all the praise and all of the glory for every wonderful thing that's done, every wonderful, marvelous healing miracle, everything, everything, not only here but online and around the world in all of the thousands of places and people that are watching and hearing. You sent Your Word, and healed them and delivered them from their destructions. And Your Word is life to those that find them and health and medicine to all their flesh. If it's flesh, the Word'll heal it, glory to God. And we praise You, and we thank You. My, my, my. We glorify Your name. We pray these things in the wonderful, magnificent name of Jesus. And we thank You, Lord Jesus. We thank You and praise You. We pray these things in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Okay. Everyone stand on your feet right now. I just heard the word of the Lord say, "Your president needs you right now".
Father, we pray for Mr. Trump, whatever's happening right now. We hold him up to you right now, whatever's going on, whatever's happening. We take authority over the forces of darkness. We take authority over the wicked spirits in the heavenlies. We take authority over principality, every power, every ruler of the darkness of this world, and we pull you down from your place! Thank You for it, Father. Thank You for it, Father. We praise You for it, Father. We worship You right now. No, you don't, Satan. You're not getting away with it. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. You're not getting away with this, huh-uh. Nope. You've been bound and broken. Strength, we speak strength for President Donald Trump's body. We speak strength and healing, divine energy. Reveal Yourself to him today, Jesus. He loves You, Lord. And we thank You. Thank You, Father. Oh, yes, Sir. Oh, yes, Sir, I'll do it. Yes, Sir. We pray for Venezuela right now, for the deliverance of that nation. And we thank You for it. Thank You, thank You, thank You. Yes, yes, yes.
One of the keys to staying healed and staying well in your own body is to be ready at any moment to step in and intercede to step in and make supplication for the people of God, always ready. And, of course, to do that, you have to build the habit of obeying I Peter 2, or I Timothy 2, and pray, first of all, for all men, kings and that you are in authority, that the Church live in peace, honesty and godliness, for this is good in the sight of God our Savior who will have all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth that there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus".
Now, you start doing that every day. Make notes. And "Brother Copeland, I just don't know much about praying". I know that. But then that's where Romans 8:26 and 27 comes in. "The Holy Spirit helpeth us". The Greek word translated "helpeth" is "takes hold together with us against". "...our infirmities: when we know not how to pray as we ought: for he maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered". Now, if you check that out and study that out, "groanings that cannot be uttered," inarticulate speech. He's referring to praying in the Spirit. It takes 21 days to form a habit. So you start that, then you pray for it every morning. Every morning, every morning. I pray that first thing. I pray it the last thing at night. Amen.
"Just pray in the Spirit, Lord. And I pay for the peace of Jerusalem," and so forth, but always being ready and on call because God'll call on you. And when He does, whoa, all kinds of good stuff comes out of your spirit, see. This is the reason the power of praying in tongues is so, so strong, because He'll watch over your prayer life. He'll help you pray the stuff you forgot. And at the same time, you're edifying your spirit. Well, what's happening to your body as you're edifying your spirit? "The strong spirit of a man sustains him in times of trouble and bodily pain". Father, we thank You today for what's happening in this nation, and we thank You today. Just give Him praise. Just give Him praise. Just give Him praise. All right, you may be seated.
Now, just one more word about that. Make yourself available to the Holy Spirit. Nothing happens in the world, God is really limited by our prayer life. He doesn't just come blasting in and just do anything He wants to do. If He's going to do that, He'd just make everybody get saved, everything would be over tomorrow. But He can't do that. He does not have the authority to do that. He has given this earth to men. Are you listening? And the man, Jesus, is heir. But, God is not running everything. If He was running everything, He sure got it in a mess. No. He's not the God of this world. He is the God of the Church. And if the Church'll listen to Him and give Him an opportunity, He can run the Church, which can run the country if we can. Amen? Are you following me here?
But now I am going aside from my subject this morning. This has to do with healing. You make yourself available and say, "Father, if there's something that You desire to do, but You need somebody to ask You to do it before You can move in a certain place, I'm just going to pray here in the Spirit, and I provide my faith, and I provide my voice, and I provide my unity with You, and You just go ahead and feed the words into me, and I'll say them". "Well, Brother Copeland, how do I know"? That's called faith. Would you like me to spell it? Amen. "Well, He's praying through me". No, He isn't praying through you. There's nowhere in the Bible that says the Holy Ghost is praying through you. He gives you the words, and you're doing the praying. And don't forget to believe you receive when you pray. He didn't say, "Whatsoever thing you desire, when you pray, believe you receive as long as you can understand what you're saying".
Well, yeah, okay. Thank You, Lord. You're welcome, Sir. Thank You. Amen. Now then, "Faith begins where the will of God is known". That's the reason, when you don't really know whether it's God's will to heal you or not, you can't have faith for it. Did you ever notice that when someone says, "Well, I just don't believe it's God's will to heal everybody," you don't hear this: "Well, I don't believe it's God's will to heal everybody, but He's going to heal me". Uh, it don't work like that.
When somebody says that, "I just don't believe it's God's will to heal everybody," you know they're thinking, and I'm one of them, that He don't will to heal. God is no respecter of persons. Did you know, "believe in your heart, confess Jesus as your Lord, and thou shall be saved". The Greek word translated "saved" is also translated "healed". "Amen, Brother Copeland". All right? All right. Say it again. "Faith begins where the will of God is known. Healing always comes, it's not always received". But if Jesus is here, the healer is in the house. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Well, in fact, I have some videos here that I want you to watch for a moment. Go ahead, guys.
LaSHEA McKINNEY: My name is Evangelist LaShea McKinney. This is my father, Apostle S.E. McKinney, and I am his personal assistant. I work with him hand in hand in ministry. We have grown immensely in 33 years. And all of a sudden, my body began to show signs of sickness. And I had ignored it for about a year. Then after a year, I started getting worse, even though I was speaking to my body, but I wasn't seeing any results. And instead of getting better, I was getting worse. So I asked my father, "Okay, what should I do"? He said, "Go on into the hospital and find out what's going on".
And that's what I did. When I got there, I took about two or three of the ladies from the ministry, and we were in the waiting room. They had taken the blood work. I think I stayed there about five hours. And then what happened was, when the doctor came in, he said, "I have good news, and I have bad news". And I said, "The good news is I don't have cancer". And he said, "I can't say that". But long story short, he gave me a piece of paper, and he told me, "This is a doctor I need you to call, a cancer specialist".
And I did on that Monday. But when I called, I didn't have the money at that time, I didn't have any insurance. I didn't have the money to get an examination or to even see him. I got a telephone call from one of our pastor friends who told me that she had already made an appointment for me to go to the Greenville School of Medicine. And when I got there, they diagnosed me with lymphoma cancer. And the doctor said I had only 30 days to live. They had given me a breathing apparatus. They said I was breathing like a 93-year-old woman. My liver was 200 times larger than what it was supposed to be, and so was my spleen. I didn't have the energy or the breath to do anything.
I remember walking by the mirror before I laid down, and I saw the shadow of death. And fear gripped my heart, and I knew, by the looks of things, I wasn't going to make it. And instead of fighting, I kind of succumbed to it. And I remember that day, when I was laying on the couch and he came to me, and he didn't sound too nice. He didn't show any pity because he knew that I was in a fight for my life. And he said, "You're going to die if you don't get up from here". He said, "You're a minister of the Gospel, and you have to know that the devil is fighting you because of what you are doing positive in the kingdom". He said, "Physician, get up and heal yourself". That's exactly what he said.
I grabbed my Bible, and I began to walk back and forth. I read something from Gloria Copeland that talked about how we should take the Word like medicine and that we should use it just like we would medicine, and use it three times a day. And if the situation gets worse, to double the dosage. I will never forget that. And that's what I did. For 28 days, I had 30 days to live now. For 28 days, I walked three times a day, and I got my Bible and I quoted every scripture, and I prophesied and spoke them over my life.
And I didn't feel anything different in 28 days. But at the end of that 28 days, something happened. I don't know what it was, but I knew that faith kicked in. Yes, faith kicked in. And I said, "He was wounded for LaShea's transgressions, He was bruised for LaShea's iniquities, and the chastisement of my peace was on Him. And with those stripes, I am healed". And I knew that day that I was healed. And I had two more days to go. And the 30 days, that 30th day, I went back to the doctor, and they looked at the exam, and they took X-rays again, and they brought in one specialist, and they brought in two specialists. They kept looking. Five specialists came in that day. I'll never forget it. They were talking among themselves, but I didn't know what they were saying.
So finally, he came over to me. He said, "This is what it looked like 30 days ago. Where is the cancer? It's not here". We have to understand that the Word of God is for us, that it's not just something out there or something in the Bible. This is a rhema word, and it comes to life when we take it. That's what Gloria always says, like if somebody's giving you a cake, it's not yours until you receive it. Well, the word of healing, it's for us, but we have to receive it. And so it's important for us to take it. And when we do, it becomes life.
Kenneth Copeland: All right. Now, keep track of these now. She received. Now, that's the top of the list. You remember the centurion that said, about his servant, he said, "No, no, you don't need to come to my house. Just speak the word only". And he said, "I recognize the authority in that word. You speak the word only, and my servant will be healed". Well, Jesus said, "I've not found a marvel as this. I have not found such faith in all of Israel".
Now, what is that? "Whatsoever thing you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them". Now, it's important to realize, faith cometh. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. It has to. Amen? But that moment came. Did you recognize it? It came on that 28th day. She'd been doing that three times a day every day. And you notice she wasn't laying in the bed doing it? Did you catch that? No. Apostle McKinney came in there and said, "Get up from there. Get up from there, girl. You're going to die. Get out of there". Amen. And she did. She refused to go to bed.
When Dodie Osteen, Joel Osteen's mother had liver cancer, and she and John called Gloria and me, and we set ourselves in agreement with her. And the doctors told her she had just a short time to live. But she refused to take that. She refused to go to bed with it. And she said there were days that she just absolutely was so weak she didn't think she was going to be able to make it. But she started reading those healing scriptures three times a day, three times a day, and more often sometimes. Three times a day, three times a day, and walked away totally and completely healed of liver cancer. She is still alive and strong on the earth today. And the last time that we visited with her, I asked her about it, and she said, "Oh, oh, oh, Kenneth," she said, "I do my healing scriptures every day, every". Well, see, that's the way you stay with it.