Kenneth Copeland - Optimizing Your Health By Mixing Faith With Works
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KENNETH:Hello, everybody. I'm Kenneth Copeland. Welcome to the Believer's Voice of Victory broadcast. Let's have a word of prayer. We'll get right into today's Bible lesson.
Father, we thank you, and we praise you, and we honor you in this place today. You are our source. You are our life. You are our health and our wholeness, and we look to you, and we thank you for your Word and for your plan of victory, in Jesus' name, amen.
KENNETH: "I saw this time, before the foundation of the world. I made plans, and they're good plans. My plan is the power of the blessing. When the elements are put together, first my Word, and as you go into my Word and live by and through my Word, then I am able to manifest myself in your midst, and I will cause your life to rise like riding a rising tide, and you will become an example, and you'll walk in wholeness while others are walking in terrible floundering and terrible disasters in their own lives and in their own physical bodies. I've called you for this time. I'm coming so soon, that even sooner than you think, I'm coming. I am asking you, and looking towards you to rise up in the midst of all of this and allow me to direct your life spirit, soul, body, financially, and socially, and I will make you whole" — saith the Lord. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Amen. Now what did I start to say? Join me in welcoming Don and Mary Colbert to this broadcast. Praise the Lord. Thank you, Lord Jesus. That's just ringing in me. It's just ringing, and it has been for the last several days in preparing for these broadcasts. Wholeness. To be made whole. If the spiritual part of it isn't working, if the faith part isn't there, the rest of it is nigh impossible. You can get pieces, and people can excel physically and all of that, and be a wreck spiritually, and cut their life short. Well, we're talking about the same thing. It's the last of the last of the last days. The nations have moved into their places, and the devil knows it. Man, he knows his time is so short. He's a loser, and he knows it. He doesn't have fear. He is fear. He is the most fearful being in existence, and he's afraid. When he's this kind of afraid, he's ripping and tearing and everything that he can, but we moved into a time of the greatest outpouring of the spirit of God in the history of the planet. Amen. So now it behooves us to get the pieces together. The spirit man, the mental man, and this physical man. Get this thing in order and get with the program.
DR. DON COLBERT: Now, Kenneth, I see this whole picture. It's like I'm standing back looking at the forest, I can see the whole forest. You see the spiritual, you see the kingdoms lining up, you see the end times, you see the abortion at full birth now, you see the devil's kingdom increasing, you see God's kingdom increasing, it's ripe for the last days, but what we don't see yet, we don't see the church rising up in strength. The church has to be strong and courageous in the last days, like in Joshua 1:9. It's interesting that in Joshua 1, he tells Joshua three times, "Be strong and courageous," in Joshua 1:6 and Joshua 1:7, "Be strong and courageous," then in Joshua 1:9, "Be strong and courageous". Three times he wanted him to be strong and courageous. Now, what's interesting, in Psalms 105 verse 37, it talks about the children of Israel when they were in Egypt, and they took the gold and silver, and it says there was not one feeble among them. Not one feeble. They were strong.
MARY COLBERT: That's God's goal.
DR. DON COLBERT: That's God's goal. Now, what's happening in the last days, he wants you strong, but what happens to so many people at around age 65, they start to get weak, frail, and feeble. We have a medical term for that now, and it's called sarcopenia. I know it's a mouthful. Sarco means muscle, penia means small amount of. So our muscles start to shrink. What happens, it's been shown, that between ages 20 and 80, 60-year span, we lose about half of our muscle mass, and as a result, we lose our bone mass, too. So we develop osteoporosis and sarcopenia, which is simply feeble, frail. We call it, in medical terms, sarcopenia, or frailty syndrome. Now who wants to be frail and feeble in the end times? If you're frail and feeble, what's going to happen, you're going to invite every disease into your body, and you're not going to be used in end-time revival. What so many people think at age 65, "Hey, I'm old. I can't do anything else". At 60, that's midlife. If you confess to be 120, that's midlife. That's it. Don't go through a midlife crisis and quit.
MARY COLBERT: At 30.
DR. DON COLBERT: So what happens, when you're programmed to get strong and courageous and how we reverse it, I reverse it everyday in my practice, in men and women. When a man or woman comes in, age 65, 70, 75, 80, and they barely come in, and they can't get off the toilet, and I have to bring the nurse in and get them off the toilet, they're stuck, or they can't get out of a bathtub. In fact, we're buying a condo, and this couple in their early 60s said, "I don't want a bathtub because I can't get out of it". I'm thinking, "My goodness. Look at the frailty and the feebleness going around us, all around us," but what happens when I put my women and my men on biogenical testosterone, I give it usually in a pellet form, or I can give it in a shot, or I can give it in a cream. We have a new type of base where it's absorbed just like a shot.
MARY COLBERT: What's good, what's good is, Don, in this book, Brother Kenneth, he tells you what you need to do to take to your doctor, to tell him this is what you want, because we know the world can't come see him. We know that. In this book, it's so full of instruction of what to do, how much, your levels, what they ought to be, so that we're educating you to educate the doctors. Because one of the things that happened, at another medical conference we were at about four years ago, this man got up, this scientist got up, and he had this big screen, and he had a graph. He goes, "I just want to tell... " There was about 300 medical doctors there. They said, "We want to show you on this graph, the 2001 Women's Health Initiative".
DR. DON COLBERT: 2002.
MARY COLBERT: 2002, but he's more detail. I'm vague, you know, but I get to the point. In 2002, he said, "The Women's Health Initiative came out, you know that estrogen will cause breast cancer and kill women, and all the hormones, blah, blah, blah, that came out". Remember that? Do you all remember the Women's Health Initiative 2002 that came out? Hit the air waves, big time all over the... He said, "I want to show you what's happened since that report came out".
DR. DON COLBERT: Ten years later.
MARY COLBERT: Ten years later. He had a graph. It looked like something on Wall Street. The graph went straight through the roof. He goes, "That's what's happened to women's deaths. They've gone through the roof".
DR. DON COLBERT: Deaths went up exponentially.
MARY COLBERT: Of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's.
DR. DON COLBERT: Osteoporosis.
MARY COLBERT: Osteoporosis. He goes, "That report," and this man, this is what the scientist said to all these doctors. Quote. I was right there on the front row listening to him. He said, "I truly believe that report is responsible for more women's deaths than anything we have ever released".
KENNETH: Isn't that something.
DR. DON COLBERT: Because doctors quit prescribing hormones. Many doctors did, but they were prescribing the wrong hormones.
MARY COLBERT: They threw the baby out with the bathwater.
DR. DON COLBERT: Like I say, when people get into ages 65, 70, 75, 80, all of a sudden they start getting weaker, their heart muscle gets weak. Realize that heart never stops beating, so there are more testosterone receptors on the heart muscle than any other muscle in the body, so it strengthens the heart. What happens, a lot of these people are resigned to eventually ending up in a nursing home, because when you have dementia, many people end up in a nursing home. When you fracture a hip and you can't get healed, then you end up in a nursing home. So many people that are frail, feeble, they end up in a nursing home. So many people with dementia and osteoporosis and fractures, end up in a nursing home. But what we find is when you optimize your testosterone levels, you regrow new bone. You regrow muscle. The frailty goes away. The strength comes back, and I tell people, "You want the best nursing home insurance to keep you out a nursing home? Get your testosterone level optimized up to a high normal level, for men and women". Women say, "Wait. I don't want to grow hair on my chest or a beard," you won't. We don't take you up to a man's level, but we take you up to a good level where we reverse feebleness, and we reverse osteoporosis. You can gain up to about 8.3 percent bone growth per year, when you optimize testosterone levels. So a lot of you guys are saying, "Well, do I have to use testosterone"? There are now different herbs and nutrients that will boost testosterone levels, too, especially in younger men, and we can use fenugreek, which is Testofen. It's a nutrient that actually helps boost testosterone, D-aspartic acid. So, again, there are natural means to boost testosterone, but men that are over 50 or 60, especially over 70, to prevent feebleness, we want to put you on the real testosterone. You say, "Oh. I'm going to get prostate cancer". Studies have shown, by some of the leading urologists, like Dr. Abraham Morgenthaler out of Harvard, he has shown that men with low testosterone have a higher risk of prostate cancer than men with normal and optimized testosterone levels. And men with low testosterone are more prone to getting more aggressive prostate cancer. That's why it's important, it helps prevent prostate cancer when you optimize testosterone levels, and there were studies, like the TOM study and the JAMA study, that they said that it caused heart disease. Well, there's been other studies since then that refute that, so it helps prevent heart disease. Again, there's a lot of controversy out there, and that's just like the devil, confusion. He's the author of confusion. He's trying to confuse and put fear in men and women so we do not do what we need to do to prevent this feebleness that's literally epidemic in our elderly population. And, another stat I've got to give you, right now, according to statistics, about 48 million adults are 65 and older. Now, in 40 years, by 2060, as projected, it will double. That population will double to about 96, 98 million people over age 65, which, again, when that happens, if people don't start doing this when they need to, there's going to be a boom in nursing homes. If you want to get into something, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, will be the thing of the future.
KENNETH: Get this part of it, really part of our thinking. It's so important to be whole personally, but think about, what a testimony. When I was in New York going through all that physical thing on the 14th, and I did 82 crunches to match my age.
DR. DON COLBERT: Good. Praise God.
KENNETH: And 30 pushups, and that kind of thing.
DR. DON COLBERT: That's great.
KENNETH: Hey, that's a good testimony.
DR. DON COLBERT: That's like a 25-year-old.
KENNETH: That's a testimony that I want to be.
DR. DON COLBERT: And your plank, how long was your plank? You did three minutes last time.
KENNETH: I did three minutes this time.
DR. DON COLBERT: That's amazing. Most 25-year-olds can't do a three-minute plank. Can I tell you, every time I do a plank, I think of him, and I go at least three minutes. I do. I said, "I'm going to do three minutes". I put my phone down there, and I set it on three minutes, and I make sure I do it three minutes.
KENNETH: I'm training, doc. I'm training on that plank. Next year,
DR. DON COLBERT: Four minutes?
KENNETH: No, I'm going for five. I'm going for five. I'm going for five.
DR. DON COLBERT: I will use you as my motivation. I'm going up to five, praise God.
MARY COLBERT: Well, your core strength is everything. It is so important.
DR. DON COLBERT: The core is so great for your back. It prevents back pain, and that's what I show most of my patients. I take them through these exercises. Can I show them these exercises real quick? Because these exercises prevent...
MARY COLBERT: The cameras aren't set up for that.
DR. DON COLBERT: Okay, well, what I do, I have postural exercises, and I simply have them hold their arms out, put their thumbs out, pull their shoulders all the way back. Then I have them twist out and breathe, and squeeze their shoulder blades together, and it realigns their back, resets their posture. Then I have all my patients, I give them a handout, of how to do a plank. I tell my women, just start out on your knees. Do this plank for 30 seconds a day. The men, try and do it 30 seconds to a minute. Men will have to outdo their wives. Then eventually do it on your feet and hands like you're doing a pushup, or on your elbows, like that. When you do this, church, you increase the strength in your core.
KENNETH: I've had, when I'm training, and stay in the plank for a minute, let down for 10 seconds, come back up for another minute, let down for 10 seconds, come back up for another minute. I've had my whole back to adjust.
DR. DON COLBERT: Amen. It realigns you. I pop, pop, pop.
KENNETH: Yeah, you hear it, pop, pop, pop, pop.
DR. DON COLBERT: It pops right in place. Realignment, church, realignment.
KENNETH: It's absolutely amazing.
DR. DON COLBERT: When you do that, and you do your little postural exercise, you have a postural reset. It's kind of like realigning your tires or your car. You go in, get your tires or your car realigned, and this happened to me once. As soon as I finished getting realigned, I went out and hit a curb and had to go back and get it realigned again. What happens to us, because of gravity, after age 50, everything starts going in flexion. We start becoming what I call a wilted flower posture. We start to get all bent over. You can tell an old man from a distance. They're all bent over. Their back is bowed, and they're looking down. That's a depressed posture, too. When you do this plank, and when you do these postural exercises, you put your head back over your shoulders, you pull your shoulders back. Again, that's what I imagine Moses when he climbed Mount Nebo in Deuteronomy chapter 34, you can read it, he was 120 years old. He climbed this mountain a few thousand feet up, and he looked into the Promised Land. Now here he was, at 120, it says his eyesight wasn't dim, nor his natural strength abated. In other words, he could see the entire Promised Land for hundreds of miles. Is that amazing?
KENNETH: Yes, it is.
DR. DON COLBERT: At age 120, and he was strong as ever. One translation said that he was as strong as ever. Can you imagine, he was a 120-year-old, but as strong as a young man. Why? Hormones balanced. Testosterone optimized. And, he didn't have any feebleness. There was none feeble. None feeble out of two million Israelites. That's just amazing.
KENNETH: The disobedient ones, and because of what they kept saying, kept saying, "We're going to die in this desert," and they said that until it took over their lives, and that's where the 70 or 80 came from. That was never God's plan. He didn't say that. They said that. He said 120. God put the marker at 120.
DR. DON COLBERT: It's in Genesis 6, I believe.
MARY COLBERT: Let me tell you a funny story. You'll enjoy this. At one of those conferences, one of the medical doctors got up and he talked about, after I learned about optimizing, and the importance of optimizing testosterone, he was sharing his own personal story.
DR. DON COLBERT: Oh, yeah. This is funny.
MARY COLBERT: He said, "You know, I used to call my mom, who is 83, each morning, and I'd say to her, 'Hey, Mom. How're you feeling?' 'I'm just so tired.'" He goes, "It'd be 10:00 in the morning and she'd just be exhausted. 'Well, I've just been piddling around the house, just don't have the energy, just don't have much energy anymore.'" When you don't have that energy, and as you age, it causes depression, and you begin to kind of become isolated.
DR. DON COLBERT: Become home-bound, right.
MARY COLBERT: Home-bound, and stuff. He says, at one of these conferences, this doctor was teaching. He goes, "I went up to one of the doctors," he goes, "Let me ask you something. Would it do any good for my mother, who's 83, to get on this"? He goes, "He looked at me and went, 'Only if you love her.'" So he was this medical doctor, and Don's mother's 83, by the way, and he's doing the exact same thing as this doctor did, and put her on the testosterone and other things. So he did. He goes, "I'm embarrassed to say," he goes, "Six months later I called her on the phone, 'Hey, Mom. Whatcha doing? How're you feeling?' 'Oh, listen. I have met this man...'"
DR. DON COLBERT: She had all this energy. She was out of the house, she was enjoying life again.
MARY COLBERT: She went and got married.
KENNETH: Praise God for her.
MARY COLBERT: She's 83, and here she was off on another...
KENNETH: And, too, when you were telling that story, she didn't know any better than to say that. Her mouth followed her feelings.
MARY COLBERT: That's exactly right.
KENNETH: We are trained better than that, to let the weak say, "I am strong," and that's a vital part, but you look at the testosterone, you look at the estrogen, and so forth, you look at it as a supplement. That's what it is.
DR. DON COLBERT: It's more powerful than a supplement.
KENNETH: Well, yeah, but I'm talking about the general idea.
DR. DON COLBERT: That's true.
KENNETH: Where people say, "Well, I'm not going to get on medicine or drugs". This is not a medicine or a drug.
DR. DON COLBERT: It's what your body used to make.
KENNETH: Your body needs that.
MARY COLBERT: Yes. That's important. That's a part of it.
DR. DON COLBERT: People think, "I'm cheating". You're not.
KENNETH: You're not. Amen. You're combating that part... Well, you go back to where the scripture said, exercise profits little. Well, you go to the New Living, it says exercise is good, but godly exercise profits everything, but that piece has to be in there. The confession has to be there. That makes our job so important, because without somebody telling a story, they'll never get it.
DR. DON COLBERT: Amen. That's why, when I have my patients, I show them, I demonstrate a plank in the office. With most of my patients that are older, I'll take them through the postural exercise.
MARY COLBERT: That's part of his chiropractic thing.
DR. DON COLBERT: I'll align them. I have a little instrument, I'll align them real quick, and their pain usually... They feel so much better. Then I say, "Let's confess, let the weak say, 'I'm strong,' and say, 'I have no pain.'" Then they do that. We align them, and they say, "Oh, my goodness. I don't have any pain". They say that. They were just amazed. I said, "You're just lining your speech up with God's Word". You're doing action, because they said, "I used to not be able to do this," but then literally when they get into that plank position, boom. Everything starts popping in place. It's so exciting. It's wonderful to do. That's why I want to get the church doing a plank at least five days a week.
KENNETH: You get down in that position, and you start saying, "I'll never make it".
DR. DON COLBERT: Oh, you can't say that. You can't say that.
KENNETH: I'll never make it. You'll crash in 30.
DR. DON COLBERT: You won't crash.
KENNETH: But you can start saying, "God, I love this. I love you, Jesus. I love this body, glory to God. I can do this thing. Glory to God," and it just changes things right on the spot. It changes.
DR. DON COLBERT: Amen. It does.
MARY COLBERT: You won't be saying, "I've fallen and I can't get up".
DR. DON COLBERT: No. What I say, I say, "I'm going to be strong like my Brother, Kenneth".