Kenneth Copeland - Release the Power of Faith With Love
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Let's open our Bibles to Galatians chapter five, please. "Stand fast therefore in the liberty where with Christ has made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Behold I Paul say unto you that if you be circumcised Christ shall profit you do nothing for I testify again to every man that's circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. Christ has become a no effect unto you whosoever of you are justified by the law. You are fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith for in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything nor uncircumcision, but faith which worketh by love".
Now let's go to Hebrews chapter 11. Excuse me. "Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen for by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God. So that things what you're seen we're not made of things which do appear". I have heard it even preached that God created the world out of nothing. No, no. He created it out on something you can't see the invisible force of faith. Oh, now that's exciting. Hallelujah.
"Now then, by faith, Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain by which he obtained witness that he was righteous by testifying of his gifts and by it he being dead, yet speaketh by faith, Enoch was translated that he should not see death and was not found because God had translated him for before his translation he had this testimony that he pleased God, but without faith it is impossible to please him. For He that come up to God must believe that he is and that he is the rewarder of them who diligently seek him. It is impossible to please God, who is love, without faith".
Hallelujah. Did you know it's impossible to please anybody without faith. Think of this, now, Gloria. Now, I'm just teasing now you understand? Oh, I love you darling. I just don't believe nothing you say. I told you I was just kidding with you. That woman you gave me. Thank you very much for that woman you gave me. Saved my life, thank you Lord. Someone said, 'Brother Copeland, how do you live with someone that anointed?' I said very carefully. Oh, glory to God. Thank you Lord Jesus. Now it is impossible to please love without faith.
Now we're going somewhere with this. Let's go to first John Chapter Four. Oh, I love it glory be to God. First John Four and let, let's begin reading. Yeah, let's begin reading with verse 10, "Here in this love, not that we love God, but that he loved us and sent His son to be the propitiation, or the sacrifice for our sins. Beloved. If God so loved us, we are also to love one another. No Man, no human being has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us and his love is perfected in us here by knowing that we dwell in him and he in us because he has given us of his Spirit and we have seen and do testify that the father sent the son to be the savior of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the son of God. God dwelleth in him and he and God".
Now listen. "We have known...", the Greek word here is Ginosko. It is translated intimacy, and a man knew his wife. You've read that in the Bible. That's the word. Very intimate relation. "We have known and believed the love". Now that's a different thing all together. Now, you've known it. The most precious thing that has ever happened to you is when you were born again, and that's the biggest miracle known in the universe. Amen, that's the big one and that's when you and Jesus became very intimate.
Look, let me go there. Yeah, thank you Lord. Let me go into that a little bit. The Angel came and announced to little Mary. He made his announcement and she said, how shall I know this, seeing that I do not know a man. And, and you know the rest of the story, the Holy Spirit of God by those word. Those were the Words of God delivered by that angel, which became the holy seed of God in her womb. He hovered over her and there was conceived a holy thing inside her. And His name is Jesus. Isn't that wonderful?
Let me tell you something else that's wonderful. We are born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible by the Word of God. It's the very same thing, which lives and abides forever. His Word was the seed. Amen, the same thing happened to Brother Keith the Spirit of God hovered over you and over me. You just didn't see an angel. Hovered over us. And that Word went down in our old dead spirit and we died, graveyard dead. And a new thing was born a holy thing. A new creature. Very unique, not another one like you and all of this world. Billions of people and not another one like you. Everyone absolutely unique. 'Oh, Brother Copeland.' Hey, if he can do it with fingerprints, he can certainly do it with the Bible.
Come on. This is the reason, the concept and working intimate knowledge of being a new creature, you need to be saying this a lot, I'm a new creature. I am a new creation, a new creation. When I accepted Jesus as Lord of my life and he hovered over me, Tracy, I became a new creature. Old things passed away. All things became new and all things where of God, everything in me is of God. Anything else that's in there is because I let it in there. You see, when I first got born again, I didn't know I was a new creature, I never heard of that. And I, I really thought, well, you know, man, you know the way I lived, You know, Kenneth BC and I thought, you know, I guess I probably just send away my, my opportunity to ever preach or do something like that.
Um, you know, I could sing or something like that. That jerk died. On November the second 1962 just died. I didn't know it, but I did. Amen, I had to learn that later. Amen, we haven't been conscious enough of this and the reason why is because we're not talking about it enough and thinking about it enough, meditate, read, read Second Corinthians chapter five, we walked by faith and not by sight, we've been made the righteousness of God in him. Hallelujah. Thank you Lord Jesus. So think about it again now. The very same Spirit that hovered over Mary, came and hovered over you and then he went in you. Ah, yeah, isn't that good news? And then you got baptized in the Holy Ghost and he came on you for service. Whoa. Now that'll make you run around the room, brother. Yeah. If you think about it enough, it'll get to you.
Now it's another thing here. Oh, we've known the love, but believe in it. Not so much. Now you ask anybody does God love you? Oh yes. Amen. Shama Shama. Yes. Oh, Jesus loves me. 'I don't know why he let the flu come on me.' And the pressure comes on and Satan sees to it that he comes, particularly if you don't know any better than to follow your feelings and be moved by what you see and what you feel. Instead of going to his Word, his own disciples did it. The boat's sinking.
Now this is the, this is an example of the double minded man in the book of James. The double minded man is tossed to and fro. They came back and said master, carest though not that we perish. I've done it. You've done it. I do it anymore. But there was a time I didn't know any better. God, I just don't understand it. I don't understand why. Why? Why you let to stuff come on me? Why did I do to deserve this? Everything. If it's bad I did it. If we got what we deserved everybody in this room and fall over dead right now then it all be over and we're out here. I don't want what I deserve. I want me some grace. oh hey, I'm after grace big time. Therefore it is a faith so that it might be by grace. No love, no faith, no faith, no grace. You in trouble. Believing the love, trusting that love. My God loves me. I know he loves me and I love him and I don't care what it looks like and I don't care what I feel like. I want you to know my Jesus loves me and I love him. Amen. Hallelujah.
I was walking around our little room. Oh my goodness. That little house wasn't half as big of that platform and I'm walking around the room and I had heard Brother Hagin talking about agreement prayer and Oh man, I'm telling you, I thought glory to God. I mean, Gloria and I can agree, I mean, she and I walk in agreement with one another, I thought this is like a bird nest on the ground brother. I mean, all you got to do is agree and you got it. Now, I still believe that. I know it. And I had a 17 chapter, John and I said, Jesus is praying here. I didn't know anything about his prayer. I didn't understand the, the, the combination of it and I hadn't gotten that far into it yet, and I'm walking around that little old living room there and I'm agreeing, and I just started at the first verse and I went through and yes, I agree. Oh yes. Oh yes. I have given unto them the words without gave me and they have received them.
Oh, I receive it Jesus, I'm in agreement with you sir. And I just kept reading and kept coming. Verse 20 neither pray I for those alone, but for them also, which shall believe on me through their word. I said, glory to God, I didn't know he was praying for me, everybody in this room tonight, either directly or indirectly came to Jesus through the Word of the men that were right there in that room that night. Amen. Thank you Jesus. He was praying for you and for me glory to God, man, I got excited that they may all be one. Oh yeah, Lord. As thou father and me, and I am thee, that they also may be one in us that the world may believe that thou has sent me.