Kenneth Copeland - Jesus Can't Intervene Until You Cast Your Cares
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KENNETH: Hello, everybody, we're Kenneth and Gloria Copeland. It's a beautiful day here in Southwest Arkansas, and it's a little chilly. You'll notice Gloria's got her coat on. We're taping in this in April, but it's wonderful. Glory to God. Father, we thank you for the word today. We thank you that we have no care.
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: We've rolled all of our cares, our worries, concerns, anxieties over on you, once and for all.
GLORIA: Thank you Lord.
KENNETH: In Jesus' name, amen.
KENNETH: Now, Gloria and I, we came up here one weekend, and we just got out Bibles and our concordances, and our concordance and everything, and we just pilled up in the middle of the bed in there. We looked up the scriptures about children. We looked, "It shall be the peace of our children".
KENNETH: Isaiah 54. And we rolled all of the care of our children on the Lord. Now, one of our main cares was the fact that we didn't want them in public school because of the environment they're in, all of that. I know you subject into that. So we couldn't figure... I said, well Gloria, I've seen this too often, because I'm telling you if Satan can't get to you any other way, boy he'll go after your children. Anyway, we cast all of that care over on him. Well, a young woman by the name of Susan Ethridge, she was a grade school teacher. She and her family were already partners of ours, and we knew her family quite well. She had married a young Air Force officer and just hadn't been married any length of time, and he was killed. She came to us... Now listen to this. We're praying about... she said how about if I travel with you guys and teach John and Kellie? Just absolutely a perfect match. She was so good with the two of them. Well, but that takes care of that care. Now we were up here then a number of years later. John was in his teens. I'll tell you what, John... if it had run, John would wreck it, turn it over, tumble it. Gloria had rolled all the care over on the Lord over him, but she went to him praying in the spirit. You don't... no, no, no. The care, we'd taken care of that once and for all. So then you had to deal with it mentally. You had to deal with the worry and the stress and all of that. Here again, she just said, Lord, no I'm not going to touch the care of it, in the name of Jesus.
GLORIA: Care and faith don't work together.
KENNETH: No, they can't because care is worry and anxiety.
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: And torment, the scripture says. We'll see that in the scripture.
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: We were up here and over a weekend, and he was out with his good friend, and they had a dune buggy kind of a thing. I have to admit, it was pretty cool. Come on. They were out running the hills and stuff in that thing. Now remember now, what I started to tell you. The word of the Lord came to Gloria and He said, "My tender mercy watches over John".
GLORIA: My mercy watches over John.
KENNETH: So she just laid hold of that, His mercy watches over John, watches over him. Glory to God. He came in that night, and he came in there and just sat down on the edge of the bed. He was visibly shaken. He said, I don't remember just exactly how it happened, but that dune buggy tumbled and rolled. He said, somewhere in the middle of that, he said, I'm sitting on a little hill there a few feet away looking at that thing as it finally hit. Now the other boy was banged up a little bit, but he wasn't hurt all that bad. But see what... now oh God, oh God, I'm worried about John, he's going to get killed in that stuff. Well, that's what would happen. But by rolling all that care, and His mercy watches over him, he just picked him out and set him out and set him up there so nothing could happen to him.
GLORIA: Dump fear and take faith, is what you gotta do.
KENNETH: Yeah man. Dump fear and take faith. Praise God. Now that's the reason it is so important to cast the holy care over on this thing. Now I was preaching in Beaumont, Texas at Dan Sutton's little church down there. Oh man, gonna be there three weeks. There was the Asian flu epidemic had hit and nobody coming. The first morning, oh man, there wasn't but two people. I just didn't know what to do, so before the night service I was in there on the floor going what am I going to do. I don't have the money. If I ran a full page ad in the Beaumont paper, wasn't different that day. Nobody knows who I am. What am I going to do? I was just learning it. We just learned it from Brother Hagen. I was just down on my knees in there and it just came up on the inside, came up and just kept coming up, just kept coming up. You better get rid of that care. You better get rid of that care. Oh yeah. Then I went over there the scripture that we've been reading, 1 Peter 5. I read down one line and I said, oh Jesus, this meeting is my care. Now I'm rolling all, I'm casting all of this care over on you sir, and I'm not going to touch it anymore. This is your business. You're the one that sent me here, and I'm not touching that care in my thought.
GLORIA: Care is just another word for fear.
KENNETH: Yeah, it is.
GLORIA: It's fear.
KENNETH: Anxiety, fear. So I went over. I search that night, we had the pastor and his wife. I don't remember now just a handful of people. Well, what do you do? You preach it like there's a thousand there because you don't have any care. You don't give them a little sermon because there ain't nobody there. That's the way you get thousands is preach like there's a thousand there.
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: So I rolled all the care. There was a guy who come up to me. Oh Lord, thank you Jesus. Copeland, he said, I don't know what you come here for. He said the goodens have been here, the biggins has been here and couldn't have revival, and I know you can't.
GLORIA: That was an encouraging word.
KENNETH: Oh, it gives you that warm fuzzy feeling. I just laughed. I said, are you kidding me? We're having a landslide brother. See, I'm talking about what I see coming, not what... I'm not moved by what I see in the natural. Man, I don't have the care. He went out and told somebody. He said, that poor boy don't know the difference between a landslide and a flaw. But see, he's looking in the natural. He's carnal minded. I'm looking through that care. Gloria, at the end of the first five days, that little building was crammed full and people were standing outside listening through the windows.
GLORIA: Praise God.
KENNETH: So you get rid of that care and give it to Jesus. Now let me demonstrate this again because you have to realize how this works. If I give Gloria my pen...
GLORIA: Thank you.
KENNETH: ...eager to take it. She's my pen taker. See, you come up and say Brother Copeland I need to borrow your red pencil. I would have to say no, Gloria has it. I didn't say I didn't have one. I said Gloria has it. Well, what about that daughter. Well, that's not my care. No, Jesus has that. Now, notice she gave it right back. Why? It's mine. You get down, oh God, I don't know what I want to do with that boy. Well there's nothing he can do about it because it's your care, it's your problem. Let me give you another scripture. The scripture says to rest in Him. Faith always rests. Faith doesn't worry.
GLORIA: Throw your care over on the Lord.
KENNETH: God has rested. When we work, He rests. When we rest, He works. We rest in Him. How? Casting all the care on Him. We got the scriptures to stand on.
GLORIA: When we rest in faith.
KENNETH: When we rest in faith, then He can work. Now let me tell you something else. Thank you Lord, I'll do that right now. Let's go over here to Matthew, the 18th chapter. I want to show you a principle here that you don't ever want to forget. Don't ever forget this. In the 18th chapter of Matthew, 18th verse. "Verily I say unto you, whatsoever you shall bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven". Heaven cannot... it isn't that they won't. They cannot do anything in the earth first. When God created the earth, He turned it over to his man Adam. He created the earth and the fullness therein for men, for human beings. Put the authority here. Adam sold Him out, gave it to the devil. The devil became the god of this world. Adam was literally the god of this world, and he sold it out to Satan. Well God can't undo that. It took Him years and centuries, and centuries, and centuries. It had to be so exact and so absolute perfect all down through the years to get Jesus in here so He could undo it. It took a man to go to the cross.
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: It took a man to do it. Now notice this and get it. Whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. Whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. The binding and the loosing have to take place first on the earth, and then Jesus is standing behind that thing. He is, in Hebrews 3:1, consider the apostle. I'm going to read that. I can quote it to you, but I want you to put your eyes on it. Hebrews chapter three. "Wherefore Holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the apostle, the one God sent, and high priest of our profession, the same word translated confession. "Christ Jesus, who was faithful to him that appointed him as also Moses was faithful in his house". Now he sent Jesus, he sent the apostle, high priest of our profession, Christ the anointed one. Jesus is now at the right hand of the father, anointed of God, as high priest over what we do and say of His word in the earth. When we put His word in our mouth and are obedient to it, and we stand on it in the name of Jesus, He's right there by his angelic forces to see to it that it's carried out, because now if you go back over there to the 18 chapter, He said, "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them". To do what? Carry out the agreement. So now, let's go to our golden text, which is 1 Peter 5. This sheds a whole new light on this. Verse five, "Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves under the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another". Yes sir, we'll do it. And be clothed with humility. Yes sir, we'll do it. "For God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. Humble yourself therefore under the mighty hand of God". How do we do that Jesus? "That He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care". All right. "Humble yourselves ..". this is the amplified translation, "Under the mighty hand of God. Set aside self righteous pride". Well if you can take half of this, I'll carry the rest of it. "So that He may exalt you to a place of honor in His service at the appropriate time, casting all of your care, all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all on Him, for He cares about you with deepest affection and watches over you very, very carefully".
GLORIA: Praise God.
KENNETH: Now, let's turn to the book of Ephesians chapter four. Ephesians 4, and we will look at the 24th verse. Now he's talking to born again, holy ghost, baptized, tongue talking believers. We know that. The scripture says so. That was the norm them. That didn't get separated until our time. Now, verse 24, "Put on the new man, the new creature, after God is created in righteousness and true holiness". The new creature, that's you. You have been born again. You renew your mind and do something with your body. These cares and so forth, Gloria, they're of the mind. That's where the strongholds are, they're in the mind, casting down imagination.
GLORIA: Care is just another way to say fear.
KENNETH: Yeah. "Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be ye angry and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your wrath, neither give place to the devil". Now, I was meditating on that sometime ago, and giving place to the devil really triggered my thinking. Let not the sun go down on your wrath. I heard Brother Hagen say what I said some time ago. I'm talking about years ago. Brother Hagen promised God that he would never worry again. Now you're going to get some outstanding opportunities, but this is what we're talking about. He just promised him that he would never do it again. So I made the same decision. I'm not going to let the sun go down on a care. In a time, don't you ever lay your head on that pillow. You know what Gloria, before we started this broadcast, it came across my heart that somebody that's had epileptic seizures and was delivered from them, but they came back. I don't know you, but I can tell you what happened. Sometime or another... I mean totally free, totally delivered. But sometime or other, you went to bed afraid you're going to have another one. Now you go to be afraid...
GLORIA: Don't do it.
KENNETH: ...and you just give the devil an opportunity right then. You give it to him right then to put you down. Don't allow him to have it, in Jesus' name. You say no, no. I cast that care. I'm delivered of that, and you're not putting that on my Satan. You are not putting that on me, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Now get. Just lay down there and say, He gives his beloved sleep and I'm going to sleep. Praise God. Now you may have to do that night after night, after night for a while, roll all of the care of it over on the Lord, and it will go away. The care of it will bring it on. It'll bring it into your life.
GLORIA: Opens a door. It opens...
KENNETH: Yeah it does, absolutely. Now then, how much time we got? So the whole problem is we wrestle not with flesh and blood, but with principalities and powers, and rulers of the darkness of this world, and wicked spirits in the heavenlies. There's the problem. Now the next step is put on the whole armor of God, and you notice where the helmet of salvation is, over the mind.
KENNETH: You renew the mind to the word.
GLORIA: It's also ears.
GLORIA: Your ears.
KENNETH: Oh yeah.
GLORIA: That's where you hear bad things and fear things that people talk about, threatening things.
KENNETH: Oh yeah. If you spend all your time listening to the news and all that, you're going to get mad at the politicians and you get da da da, and the only thing you ever talk about. It gets down in there. So the truth of it is the Word. Find scriptures that cover. Let the sword, the sword, the word, the sword, sharper than any two edged sword, dividing asunder. Spirit, soul, body, joints, and marrow.
GLORIA: You know, when I have a thought like that, a fear thought, or something comes to me, I like to say out loud I don't believe that.
KENNETH: I don't believe that.
GLORIA: I don't believe that. That's just the devil trying to sell you something so he can get in.
KENNETH: It's a lie against the truth.
GLORIA: He has to have a door to get in. Yeah, it's a lie against the truth. That's what it is.
KENNETH: Go ahead and talk about that Gloria. I know you've had a lot of experience in that way.
GLORIA: Well, that's all I've got to say about it, but you've just got 30 seconds to close up.
KENNETH: Okay. The whole bottom line is go to the word. Get the promises and facts that cover your situation. You stand on them, you write them down, you put them on your refrigerator door, you see to it that you read it every day.
KENNETH: We're out of time. We'll be back in just a moment.
KENNETH: Hello everybody. I want to tell you a little story now. Right after Gloria and I got married, Gloria's grandfather and grandmother gave us four acres. I was so thrilled. Oh, I'm a land owner. So I had come to standing right here in this spot, and there was just a dry creak bed that came in down there at that end. I was just standing here just thinking praise God. I heard the Lord say, see that tree right over there? I said yes sir. He said, if you will put a dam, a levy from there over to here, you'll have a pond. I told Pop, Gloria's granddad, I said Pop, we could dam this off right across there, and it'd be a... build a pond. He said, Kenneth, I think the county has a water conservation program going on right now, and the county paid for all of it except $600. Are you hearing me? I said, I got $600. We can do this. When they dug it all out and they hit springs back in there, the water just all started coming into the place. Then later, water was going out underneath the dam, and it would just leak down. I couldn't figure out what it was, so I had people come out and check it out. The dozer operator, the first time around, he was concerned that he was going to get his bulldozer stuck out there, so he didn't core those springs out like it should. So a good friend of mine, Denzel Jacks, I called him. He's a dozer operator and build ponds and stuff like that. He said, Kenneth, this is a gravel bottom. He said, you'd have to dig down beneath that gravel. He said his dozer wouldn't have stuck. So Denzel dug it out to where it's 20 feet at the dam. Then they poured the red clay down there two feet deep, so it was 18 feet. Then they broke up... I don't remember now how many bales of hay, and they got out there, and stomped that hay into that clay. So it's 18 feet deep here, and then they made little tiers in it like that so the fish would have, whoa man. The plan of God... See God saw this long, long ago when this was a peach orchard that belonged to Gloria's grandfather. God saw it. He saw this prayer place. It's a glorious story. It's a Jesus story, and I'm just so blessed to get to share it with you.
KENNETH: The power of your words package. You are the prophet of your own life. You have what you say. You don't have what God says. You have what you say. You believe it in your heart, you say it with your mouth. Now, if you believe what the word of God says and put it in your heart, then you have what God says. If you let the devil fill your mind and you say that, then you have what the devil says. Then how you call it is how it'll be. Stop calling things the way they are.
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: Amen, and start calling things that be not as though they were, and it changes everything.
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: Don't say except what God says about your health, about your family, about your finances. Hey, come on, quit saying what the devil said, quit saying what other people said, and say what God says about it. It'll help you understand how to use your authority. We've got authority in the name of Jesus to change and create our own mind.
GLORIA: Thinking about the scripture. It says if two of you agree as touching anything...
KENNETH: Yeah, we just read that.
GLORIA: You could agree. You and God agree if you say the right thing.
KENNETH: Oh that's good.
GLORIA: Isn't that right?
KENNETH: That's right. Absolutely.
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KENNETH: Father, we pray for this entire radio and television audience.
GLORIA: Thank you.
KENNETH: In the name of Jesus, thank you. Amen.
KENNETH: Don't you forget to be in Fort Worth, Texas at the Believer's Convention.
GLORIA: Oh, it's going to be good.
KENNETH: You know that you are going to be there, you understand? We'll see you then. Until then, this is Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, reminding you again that Jesus is Lord.
GLORIA: Jesus is Lord.