Kenneth Copeland - Jesus Heals Today and He Is Inside You
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Open your Bibles with me to the 6th chapter of the book of Genesis. Genesis 6:3. "The Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be 120 years". Now, the New Living testament, which deals with and touches on something here that is more accurate. It says, "For he is flesh only". Now, that changed once Jesus was raised from the dead. We are no longer just flesh only because our spirits have been born again. Now, let me correct you on something. Don't ever, ever, ever, ever say, "I'm only human". No, you're not. You've been born again. Hallelujah. You've been raised up to sit with Him in heavenly places. I am not just human. Hallelujah. No more than Jesus is just human. No-ho-ho.
Doesn't that thrill you? Oh, yeah, hallelujah. Now then I've got to come down there. I'm too far away from you. Thank You, Lord Jesus. Thank You, Father. We'll turn now to Psalm 91, the 91st Psalm. "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High", mark "most High". You can't get any higher than that. Oh, you go back to traditional Pentecost, and there's a song that said, "Lord, send the power just now". Well, back in my very early days that I was there at Oral Roberts University, and like I said earlier, when I first got there, I was a scriptural illiterate. I mean, I didn't know anything about the Bible. And I'd heard some of these sayings and stuff. And I'm praying that one, "Oh, Lord, just send the power just now. Send the power just now. Oh, God".
And don't you love it when Jesus interrupts your stupid praying? He won't do it unless you invite him to. The Holy Spirit is a perfect gentleman. He won't do it. But if you invite Him to do so, He will take great pleasure in interrupting that mess. And He said, "Where am I going to get it"? I said, "Huh"? He said, "Didn't you say, 'Send the power just now'? Where am I gonna get it"? I still didn't catch on. I said, "I don't know". He said, "Who am I going to turn to and say, 'Kenneth needs more power'"? I saw it. "Oh, send us some more power. Send the power just now".
And He said something to me that shook me up, and it still shakes me to my core when I think about it. He said, "Kenneth, I filled you with Myself". He said, "I didn't trust you to an angel". He said, "I could have filled you with an angel". He said, "What do you think a demon-possessed man is"? He said, "When Satan himself possesses somebody. What do you think that is"? The madman of Gadara was possessed with the devil himself. An angel. Well, He said, "No, no. I filled you with Myself, and all the power you could ever need or require is right there". Whoa. And that's when He said something that I have said it, I've written it, I've used it over the years. He said, "I want you to become God-inside minded".
My healer is right in here. All the healing power is right on the inside of you right now. Hallelujah. Glory to God. That is enough to come to church this morning for right there. Say it, "God is inside me. I am God-inside minded, not God-far-away minded, not God-in-heaven-only minded, but God's inside me. He lives in me. He abides in me. He is my advocate, He's my counselor, He's my comforter, He's my strengthener, He's my intercessor and he is my healer". Oh, come on, give Him a shout. I receive my healing from my Jesus this morning. Say it, "I know my Jesus. He loves me, and I love Him". Now, you don't have to wait till this service is over to get healed. We're here to receive this morning.
Now some people say, "I just don't understand why God didn't heal me before". Healing always comes. Always. It's not always received. Can you see it? Every human being on the face of this earth, every human being, can receive salvation, every one of them. The Scripture says He's not holding our trespasses against us. Nothing you ever did in all your life will keep you from receiving the new birth. Why? It's already done. It's just, think this in your mind, think, there's a low-hanging overcast right here, like a cloud. Just see it right here. Life is in that cloud. Righteousness is in that cloud. Healing is in that cloud. The baptism of the Holy Ghost is in that cloud. I mean, it's just right.
There He has tasted death for us, and it's right there in that cloud. But you ain't going to get it unless you receive it. But all you have to do is say, "Jesus it's mine". The glory is here. The glory is here. Say, "It's mine. I take it now". Hallelujah. All right. "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High God shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust". Now, the Amplified translation says, "And then surely He will deliver me".
Now, I want you to notice very carefully, this is written grammatically kind of strange. Did you ever notice that? "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler... He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shall you trust: his truth shall be your shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror by night". Now, I want you to do something. You're the one that made that statement in Verse 2, "I will say of the Lord".
Now, there's three people in this psalm: You, Jesus, and the Father. Because, see, we're living in this psalm right now. But it's three persons. You made your statement, and that's the last thing you say throughout this whole psalm. Now, Jesus begins to speak. You say, "I will say of the Lord, He's my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he will deliver you". That's weird, unless you realize, when you said that, Jesus begins to speak to you. "Surely he", who? The almighty God. Jesus is saying, "You said, 'I will say of the Lord.'" Jesus said, "Surely He will deliver you". Have you got it?
All right, now I'm telling you, healing, it's going to just get 'em walk around in here this morning. "I will say of the Lord, He's my refuge, my fortress: my God; in him will I trust". Jesus is now saying to me and to you, "Surely he," the almighty God, "shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover you," Kenneth, "with his feathers, and under his wing shall you trust: his truth shall be your shield and buckler". "Now," Kenneth, "you will not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day; nor for the pestilence that...", the sickness and disease of long continuance, and so forth, "...nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday", Kenneth, "a thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand: but it shall not come nigh you," son, "Only with your eyes".
Now, I made a little note right there, "Like a bad movie". I'm here in this secret place. "Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked". Now, listen. Listen to this. "Because," Kenneth, "you have made the Lord, which is my refuge". He's the one that raised Jesus from the dead. He's the one that brought Him out of hell. Isn't that precious? "Because," Kenneth, "you have made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, your habitatio there shall no evil befall you," Kenneth, "neither shall any plague come nigh your dwelling". Thank You, Jesus. I just declare it, "No plague comes nigh my house. No sickness and disease can get in my house".
Now, I'm talking "house" from two different places. I'm talking my household. But I'm talking about this tabernacle, this house in which I live. This physical body is the house that you and I live in. Peter said, this tabernacle is dissolved. Amen. Well, it's not going to dissolve until we get done with it. Hallelujah. Thank You, Jesus. Stay with me now. "Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways".
Now, I want you to notice something here. His angels have been charged to keep you from the snare of the fowler, the noisome pestilence, cover you with his feathers, under his wings shall you trust, not be afraid of the terror by night". Why? Because your angels have been given charge to protect you. "They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone". "You," Kenneth Copeland, "shall tread upon the lion and the adder: the young lion and the dragon shall you trample under foot".
Well, the Father just couldn't be still. So He speaks up, and He says, "Because" Kenneth "has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I'll set him on high, because he has known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I'll be with him in trouble; I'll deliver him, and honor him. With long life," with 120 years, "will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation". It's shouting time in church this morning! Glory to God. You don't have any business with your heart acting up. That thing's got to run for 120 years. Claim it. It's yours. Claim it! It's in the will and testament. Jesus is the only man that wrote a will, died, raised from the dead to probate His own will. He's the healer, and He's in the house today.