Kenneth Copeland - Throw Off The Curse By Blessing Others
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We're talking about Galatians 3:13-14. And Christ, let's turn back over there and read that. Particularly for those of you that were not here Monday or yesterday. Galatians, chapter three. Verse 13: "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law. Being made a curse for us, for it is written, 'Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree,' so that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise," or that we might received what the Spirit promised to Abraham. What the Spirit promised through faith, so now you can see, that's where faith comes in. All right? In those two verses right there, you see the curse, then you see the blessing and you see the promise.
Now Monday and yesterday, we talked about God created man in his own image and when he spoke to him, creating him, "Man, be". Fruitful, be. Multiply. Replenish the earth. That does not indicate that there were other people living here. You don't have to be anointed to do that. People have babies. You don't need a blessing to do that. Huh? They already replenished, re-populated it once and it looks like they've done a pretty good job of it. Amen? We got so many here, we got no place to live anymore.
So, anyway. What does it mean replenish? The whole creation is groaning. It's loaded with sin. Man wasn't created for sin. This planet wasn't created for sin. It's getting old. It's aging. There was no age until Adam sinned and brought the curse down on the place. But now it's aging and it's old. What's going on? It needs help. It needs to be replenished. You know, some poor little politician said that we got to do something quick because in 10, not more than 12 years, if we don't do something about climate change, the whole Earth is gonna be over. Well, bless her heart. How would you like to be in the House of Representatives and not know any more than that? You'd be so far over your head and bless her heart, so is she.
Father, we pray for her right now. Bless her little heart in the name of Jesus. It's not in man's authority, nor is it in his capability to destroy this earth. Nope. He's got to the almighty God and his Word in order to do that. And weather is not going to do it. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Now, thank you Lord.
The blessing of the Lord released in and on the human being was the power to replenish what the earth is using. To replenish its functioning. That's what was supposed to keep it running, but just so many blessed people on this earth. You know, you've got a billion people talking nice to it. I mean, that helps. And that's the way God intended for it to be cared for and that was in the authority of the man. But it is now in the authority of the born again man. The scripture says that. That it is groaning. It's under pressure. What is it looking for? Manifestations. Say it.
Male:[b] He said that they're waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God.
That's it. That's it. Why? Because the sons of God, the born again men and women of God have the blessing of Abraham on them, which originally was the blessing of Adam. Hallelujah! Come on! Now that means we need to be very, very careful about what we say about this. We don't need to be standing up and saying, "I tell you what; it's just awful. This whole earth is just coming all to pieces". You don't need to be talking like that. Bless this thing. Don't be cursing people. Our politicians are dear to us. Amen. You might not agree with their politics. But they're people. They're people. And they're in the image of the same God that created Adam and then his wife. Glory to God. Yes. Amen. And those that don't agree with you are the ones you really need to be loving and praying for. Thank you, Jesus. Why would I say that? Because for me to bless, huh?
For me to bless someone, not just politicians, but anybody that's despitefully using me, persecuting me or is doing something politically that's obviously crosswise of the Bible, which, it disturbs me, but in order for me to bless them, then I have to make a faith decision to bless. Amen? You already see what's coming, don't you? If I make a decision to use my faith and to bless, what does it do? Come on. What does it do for me? What does it do for my family? Do unto others. Oh! Jesus said, "Do unto others". Finish it for me. Huh? I'm not hearing you. Yes, yes. Actually what he's saying is what you do unto others is what they're going to be doing under you because it's spiritual reciprocation. I mean, it's a law of reciprocal. It just works. That's all there is to it.
[b]Now, if you want to get really blessed, start blessing. Particularly those that you don't agree with. Amen. And particularly someone that, whether they're a politician or pastor of a church or whomever they are there, that they're someone that you know, you know good and well, because they're using the curse side. You can just read your Bible and tell they're headed for trouble. They are headed for trouble. Well, you don't want to be part of that trouble. "I just can't understand how come that fool does that".
Now, I'll tell you how come he does it. He doesn't know any better. Now if he does know any better, and he's doing it anyway, what's she doing? Sinning. Well, big deal. You never did do that, right? Oh, come on. It's time to get your skirt up out of the mud, brethren. Oh, yeah. Go on. That's right. No. You make the decision, the faith decision and make it a point of prayer. I'm gonna bless that man. I'm gonna bless that woman. I'm gonna bless her every time she shows up on the news. I'm gonna bless him every time I hear his name. I'm gonna bless him. Yes. Amen. What happens? Can I say that? I thought I could. Amen. Every time I bless him, every time I bless her, somebody blessed me. And gee, if what Jesus said means anything. Wouldn't that be right, Dennis? I mean do unto others as you'd have them unto you. It's the law of reciprocals.
What you do unto others, that's the seed you sow. You're gonna harvest that same thing. So I've got to come to that place where I realize, hey, I'm praying for them, now God has somebody praying for me. I'm praying for that person's family. How would you like to have your sister, your brother, or your mother or your dad in politics? I don't care what side you're on, somebody's talking ugly about them. And in this day and hour, it's more than talk. They're being hurt and it hurts families and it hurts people. Pick you out a couple of political news-makers and every time you hear their name, "Oh God, I pray over him. Open the eyes of his understanding. Oh God, I pray over her. Oh, Lord Jesus. I pray. Oh, help her". Glory to God.
Are we getting anywhere with this? What are we talking about? The blessing, the curse. You wait 'til we get to the promise. Yeah, amen. The promise'll make you rich. Spirit, soul, and body. Oh, hallelujah. Glory be to God. Now, this is not coming out anything like I thought. I don't know. Yeah, I thank you Lord you for helping me. Glory to God.
Now, I want to show you something here from the 28th chapter of the book of Deuteronomy, which starts off with the blessing. But I want us to be looking at the curse first. And we talked about on Monday the way that this is structured, verse 15: "It will come to pass. If you will not hearken," if you won't listen, "to the voice of the Lord thy God". All you had to do was listen and then no curse. And then when you did miss it, all you had to do is repent. Because God didn't just have a curse. He had atonement. Yes. Glory to God. His idea wasn't cursing you. It was to atone you. I mean, to get you out of it, praise God, because he's the one that put the blessing into the earth.
So now, if you won't listen, to observe, to do all of his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day, that all these curses shall come on you and overtake you. Cursed shall you be in the city, cursed shall you be in the field, cursed shall be your basket and your store curse shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your land, the increase your kind. Now, verse 22: "The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, with fever, and with inflammation and with extreme burning". Now, remember now. He didn't have to come to your house and smite you. All you had to do was not listen and he'd have come on you. Amen.
Now, I want to deal with this from this viewpoint. We already talked about the fact from the 61st verse that all sickness, every sickness, every plague, which is not written in this book of the law, the Lord will bring upon you until you be destroyed or every sickness and every disease. I don't care what it is. It's under the curse. It was the curse for breaking the law. Are you listening to me now? That curse should have come. It was the law. It should have come. It should have come on all of us. But Jesus was made a curse! The only one that it should not have come upon, it came upon him. He never broke one single law. He never did it. He never stepped out of line, but the reason he came into this earth and walked it and went to hell. He went to hell and paid the price for it so you and I don't have to. We should have been cursed. He bore it. Whoa, it's shouting time in Ft. Worth tonight. Glory to God, thank you, Lord.
Let's go now, let's back up to the book of Exodus. I want you to get up a little different viewpoint now of this from the 12th chapter of Exodus. Tell me how much time do I have, please. Okay. 12th chapter of Exodus. Verse 11: "Thus shall you eat it," he's talking about the Passover lamb, "With your loins girded, your shoes on your feet and your staff in your hand. You'll eat it in haste". It's the Lord's Passover. "I will pass through the land of Egypt this night". Now notice how this is worded: "And will smite," now if we just left that right there, that just looks like God is gonna go through the land and just kill a whole bunch of people. "And smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast, and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment".
Now, what's going on here? God is executing judgment. Judgment.It went on and it went on and it went on and it went on and on and on and on and on until his people cried out to him and he answered and he's executing judgment. "I am the Lord. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you and the plague shall not be upon you". Now, this is a big word. "To destroy you". Say destroy. It's a key word here now.
Now, come over to verse 23. "For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians when he sees the blood upon the lentle and upon the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not suffer the destroyer to come into your house and smite you". Ah ha! The destroyer is involved in this. Huh? The destroyer. The one that actually executes the curse. Say the destroyer. Now, this is important here. Very important. Actually, if you'll study it, instead of just skimming over the Bible, but actually get in there and study, you'll find out that that God did not cause, call attention to the devil, in all of this because they weren't born again. They'd followed him. And God just set himself up as a destroyer. But it was not him. All right?
Malachi, chapter three. Do I still got time, Tim? What do you got? Yeah, I do. Malachi, chapter three. Go to the book of Matthew and turn left one book. Verse 10: "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house and prove me now here with Seth, the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing that shall not be room enough to receive it and I will rebuke the devourer, the destroyer. I will rebuke him for you".
Now, we know Jesus completely destroyed him. He took everything away from him that he got from Adam. Adam committed high treason and turned that fabulous authority over this planet, turned it over to the devil. Everything the devil did throughout the entire first covenant, he did it with Adam's authority. Amen. You remember what he said to Jesus? See, all of these kingdoms and so forth. Bow down and I'll give them to you, for they have been given unto me and I give them to whomsoever I will. Somebody said, "Yeah, but Brother Copeland, he's lying". If he'd have been lying, Jesus would have known it and it would not have been a temptation. They were his to give. Who gave them to him? Adam. Adam. I wanted you to see that it was the destroyer, the devourer, the destroyer that was doing the killing. Not God. Not God.