Kenneth Copeland - How to Use the Power of God Inside You
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Let's talk a little bit more about this great God. My, my, my. Isaiah chapter 40. The great prophet Isaiah, in his writing said, verse 10 Behold... the sentence right up before that he said, "Behold your God". Look at your God. So we're going to look at him, "He shall feed his flock like a shepherd. He shall gather the lambs with his arm and carry them in his bosom and shall gently lead those that are with young". And he asks a question. "Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and measured out heaven with the span"?
My span is eight and three quarter inches long from the tip of my finger to the tip of my thumb and I was privileged to be in the study of a rabbi a number of years ago. We had a place for our meeting at night, but we didn't have any place for our meeting in the morning time. And Oh, I was so blessed that a rabbi so graciously gave his synagogue over to us to have our morning services and teach faith. And he said, Kenneth, dig into my stuff in there. Anything you want at all, man. And he showed me things and that's where I found the statement light be, light was, amen. And then in that same material it said, and he measured out the Heavens with a nine inch span.
Well, I couldn't wait to get a ruler and measure mine. See this is all talking about Jesus. Jesus. Amen. Thank you Lord. So and notice this now, we're looking at the God that's dwelling on the inside of you and dwelling in me. Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, measured out heaven with the span, comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance, question mark. Who did that? Your God. One drop of water, one drop of water. And weighed the oceans of this planet. One piece of dust.
How do you even weigh a piece of dust? You're God. You can do that. Amen. And weighed the weight of the mountains. Why? In a balance. He did before the foundation of the world. Before he said light be, light was he already had it all planned. He had it all figured out. He knew exactly what the Pacific Ocean would weigh. He knew exactly what the Atlantic ocean would weigh. And he knew exactly when that weight was shifted during the tide's going out and the tides coming in and the oceans heaped up like mountains and then went back into the shore. And then he knew, man and his ignoramus ideas.
You know how men are, one of them is wanting to dig a hole and the other one's wanting to build a mountain. So you sell the dirt out of the hole to the guy that wants the mountain. Amen. And then all the wars, and you're blowing up stuff and blowing holes in the ground and all of that kind of thing and all that. And this old planet's still just moving, moving right where it's supposed to go. A thousand miles an hour and 10,000 miles in one direction, thousand miles an hour in another at the same time. Never has gotten out of balance. Gravity is still working. You never did get up one morning and they had a gravity alert. No. And the earth kind of got lopsided and went whoa. Oh no. We slung about 800 people off the side of the earth. They just kind of sailed off out into the ether somewhere. Oh no. And God did all of that with a piece of dust and a drop of water.
You think he can handle your car payment? He's already got a plan for you to pay the car off. He already has a plan for you to pay that one off and get a new one. Amen. And never again make but one payment. Oh, hallelujah. He has the plan already. People are raised in this world as outside in people. That everything I need is out here somewhere. The government has it. My family has it. My boss has it and I need it. God has it and I need it. But it's all out here. No, not if you're born again and especially if you have been baptized with the Holy Spirit, the mighty Spirit of power, because you not only now have God within you, you have a supernatural way of communicating with him that the devil absolutely cannot be a part of. He cannot understand one word you're saying unless you're speaking by the Spirit directly to him, which is very outstanding. Amen.
Though I speak with the tongue of men and angels and have not love, it's just a lot of North, but now wait a minute. Go ahead and finish up. Amen. The great 13th chapter and have that love. Though I speak with the tongue of men and angels and have love. Praise God. I can move mountains, glory to God. I can communicate with the almighty God. I can communicate with angels. I can communicate with God. Hallelujah. Talk about an advantage. No wonder Satan has fought that like he has. Amen.
Thank you Lord Jesus. All glory be to God. Glory to God. Glory be to God. That's the same God. The very same one that before the foundation of the world knew you by your name. Same one. Hallelujah. Now then once we begin to understand this, now you know what Jesus was referring when he said the kingdom of God is within you. We are no longer outside in people. We are inside-out. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Come out from among them. Be ye separate sayeth the Lord. I will walk in you. Think about it. And he's talking about your body.
Of course he dwells in your spirit, but hey, where is the dividing line between your body and your spirit? There's not one. Your spirit is not just a little ball in here. Your spirit is you. You do not look like your body. Your body looks like you. Your spirit, once you got born again, it's just a whole bunch younger than your body. Amen. Because you're renewed every day and your body, as brother Keith was talking to us this morning about, your body is decaying but your spirit man isn't. Glory to God.
And inside this man, I'm going to stretch your thinking here a little bit now, this physical body, get rid of the jar or the can idea that your body is this can and your spirit is in it. No. Your body and your spirit are one. And your soul, your will, your intellectual parts are part of your spirit. Hallelujah. Thank you Lord. This whole kingdom, the whole kingdom of God is in here. You tell me something, Jesse, God is in there? He is in there? Take the limits off. I was wondering about the area called paradise before Jesus went to hell and paid the price and then all of the first covenant saints were born again. Praise God.
They watched that combat and they got born again, Glory to God, right then and He led them out of there, emptied out that area called paradise and moved it to Heaven. They never knew the difference. Now they're physically in the heart of the earth, in the upper region of Sheol, upper region of hell, but there was a gulf fixed there. They were not aware of that Gulf. It was heaven to them. Heaven at that time was not fit for righteous human beings. It had affected everything up to but not including the throne of God. Even the heavenly utensils of worship had to be cleansed with the blood of Jesus. Then it was fit for us to live there. Only two men.
Jesus said "no man hath gone to heaven". Now let's put a explanation there. No man hath died and gone to heaven. But two men were there in their physical bodies. They haven't died yet. Are you listening to me? Of course. Now, Elijah and Enoch. I was questioning God about that. I said, what, how did you do that? I mean they're in that place of Sheol, but it was heaven to them cause it was called paradise. Amen? They were not born again, but they were the saints of God. They were saved. They just weren't recreated yet. Nobody got that until Jesus was glorified.
But now listen, and he said, Kenneth, he said, I just repeated to you when I said that to you. He said, take the limits off, son. He said, quit thinking about the physical confines of the natural planet earth. He said, I can put the state of Texas in a clothes closet, in the spirit. Well, for a few seconds there I kind of stumbled over that, and then I saw it. He said, you could just be walking into your closet and step over in the spirit and I could take you to a place and show you the entire state of Texas at one time and you'd still be in you clothes closet. But you would be spiritually conceiving it. You would be in the spirit.
John was in the spirit on the Lord's day and he was seeing something other than the Isle of Patmos. What he saw was far larger than that little Island, but he was in the spirit. Now I want to take you to another place. To get the spiritual concept, Paul and Silas in stocks having been beaten within an inch of their lives, praising God, singing. They prayed, they sang, and they praised God, obviously with a loud voice because the prisoners heard them. Where did an earthquake come from that didn't happen anywhere but in that jail. Earthquakes don't knock the bonds off your wrists. Now it'll shake things around, but if it had been a natural earthquake that jail would have collapsed or at least showed some damage someway or another.
I'll tell you something else, that whole bunch would have run off too of the walls had fallen down. They couldn't move. They were so in the spirit the prisoners couldn't move. Their handcuffs, however they had them bound, fell off. Amen. You remember when Peter was asleep? Now they told him they going to kill him the next morning and talking about victory over death, I mean, he was so sound asleep that angel had to kick him to wake him up. He's sure worried about getting killed in the morning, wasn't he. There wasn't now way they going to kill him and he knew it, amen. But when they got up, what happened to his bonds and the gate of the prison opened for them by its own accord and there were no gate openers.
Nobody had a remote to open the gate with. You understand what I mean? But it opened. We're talking about in the spirit. Let's go back now. I want to know where that earthquake power, I want to know where that glory came from, I want to know what was the source of it. Larry, it came out of Paul and Silas' spirit. They were the ones doing the praising. But our mental concept is kind of like, well, you know, the God and the angels and all just came down and shook the place. No. No. No. No. No. No.
Well wasn't it the spirit of God Brother Copeland? Yeah, but where was the spirit of God? He was in them. They're the only two in there in which he was residing. Where did the curse that hit this planet, where did it come from? It came out of Adam. When the devil entered and the curse then the devil didn't have the power to curse it. An angel can't curse a whole planet. He didn't have the power to do that. He couldn't. He's just an individual spirit, but once he got in that man then he had the power to curse the whole planet.
Wow. Think about it. Oh Glory to God. Do you know God could have filled you with an angel? After all, what's a demon possessed person? But he didn't. He could have created this special being just for you. He could have created a new special being for every born again Christian throughout the whole planet, billions and billions. Creating a billion creatures is no problem to him. He's created enumerable numbers. You can't even count the angels he's created. But he didn't. He wouldn't trust you or me to anyone but himself. No. No. No. No. No. No. I'm going to do this job myself. They're mine. They're not my servants. They're my children. I want to be their life for them. I want to be everything to them. Hallelujah.
You just fall in love with Him all over again when you begin to praise and worship with thoughts like this because He loves you so much. I said one time, I said, Lord, I hate the devil with every fiber of my being. I said how can I hurt him? I said, you know, I was in the natural man. I could get me something and club him with it. I said, I want to hurt him. How do I hurt him? He said, do him like you do me. Don't do anything he says for you to do. And at first it kind of tickled me, but then I realized, He said I was hurting him and it was no longer amusing. It hurts Him. He just continually telling us all the time exactly what to do and how to do it and where to go and we're not even there.
People are raised in this world as outside in people. That everything I need is out here somewhere. The government has it, my family has it, my boss has it and I need it. God has it and I need it. But it's all out here. No. Not if you're born again and especially if you have been baptized with the Holy Spirit, the mighty Spirit of power. Because you not only now have God within you, you have a supernatural way of communicating with Him that the devil absolutely cannot be a part of. He cannot understand one word you're saying unless you're speaking by the spirit directly to him, which is very outstanding.