Kenneth Copeland - You Can Find the Anointing in Prayer
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Kenneth: Oh, glory to God. Hasn't this whole Christmas week message been wonderful. Now, I want to say something to you out there and the radio and television audience and of course you know what to do if you're watching the Victory channel on Roku or wherever you're watching it. Go back and re-watch this because particularly if you haven't seen it. I know how busy you are during Christmas week and all that. And go back in there and not just watch it, study it because there's a lot of information that's almost unheard of at Christmas time. A lot of details and insight and biblical ideas and knowledge about what was going on that whole time. And it's important that you know these things. Praise God. It's exciting, isn't it? Isn't it exciting? Glory to God.
Kenneth: So let's go back where we left off yesterday. We'll go back into the second chapter of the book of Luke and this is where... Well let's go to the eighth verse and pick up there. There were in the same country, shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. So it's nighttime as we know, middle of the night. Lo, the angel of the Lord came upon it and the glory of the Lord shone round about them and they were afraid.
Now, I commented on this yesterday. There is, if you study it and dig into it... Well, and I mean it is the glory of the Lord shown round about them. It didn't say it's shown round about them in a 10 foot circle. It lit up that countryside, like day. That's why it frightened them. Amen. They were so afraid. I mean it didn't just shake them up a little bit. I mean it scared them. They're just out there on the countryside, watching those sheep and keeping them bedded down and so forth and it's quiet out there and suddenly, whoa. The whole place lit up. The sun came up in the middle of the night is really the way it hits them. The angel said unto them, fear not for behold I bring great tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David, a savior, which is Christ the Lord.
Now I want to go. We looked at that. It came to pass as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, let's go to Bethlehem. And I commented on that yesterday about angels back before the day of Pentecost, while Satan was ruling with Adam's authority. Adam subjugated to him. This before... I mean the angels had to get out of here. Remember Jacob's ladder coming and going? Now on the day of Pentecost, that it didn't say there was a rushing, mighty wind. It says there was a sound like a rushing, mighty wind. That sound, I'm convinced after 50 plus years, I am completely convinced that that sound that they heard was the rushing of multiple trillions of angels and the spirit of the living God coming back into this atmosphere forever. God is in heaven. Jesus in heaven. The Spirit of God isn't he is right here and he's in you and he's in me. Glory to God.
Gloria: Praise God.
Kenneth: Chapter one of the Book of Hebrews. Which of the angels said, he at any time, sit on my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool. Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth. That's the day they were sent forth is on the day of Pentecost. Glory be to God. Wow. Hallelujah. And it's all part of the Christmas story. It all began right there. The beginning of Satan's end was right there. Hallelujah. And it's not going to be long soon, and very soon, glory be to God, he's going to be taken completely out of human contact forever.
Kenneth: Yes! Hallelujah.
Gloria: Praise God.
Kenneth: Amen. Where was I in, when praise God. Thank you Lord Jesus.
Gloria: You were somewhere between hell and Pentecost.
Kenneth: Yeah, somewhere between Bethlehem. Praise God. Thank you Jesus. Verse 21, when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. I want to skip from there because we read that yesterday. Let's go down here. He's eight days old, verse 25, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. The same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation, awaiting for the Messiah, of Israel and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
The Spirit of God was upon him and it was revealed under him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Messiah, Christ, same Word. He came by the spirit into the temple. He didn't know they're circumcising a baby in there today. God led him over there. And when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him, after the custom of the law, then took he him up in his arms and blessed God and said the Lord now lettest thou, thy servant, depart in peace according to your Word, for mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou has prepared before the face of all people, a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of the temple of Israel, of that people, Israel. And Joseph and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him.
Simeon blessed them and said unto Mary, his mother, behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel and for a sign which shall be spoken against, yay a sword shall pierce through thine own soul also that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of great age and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity and she was a widow of 84 years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. So she's 91 years old. She coming in that instant. You get that? That instant, say that instant.
Gloria: That instant.
Kenneth: I love it. That instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord and spake of him to all them that look for redemption in Jerusalem and when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee to their own city, Nazareth and the child grew and waxed, strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. I want to talk about the prayers. The intercessors. They knew things others didn't know. Only way you can know it was by the Spirit of God revealing it. God always has his intercessor someplace, somewhere on this planet. There's always, ever since the day of Pentecost, even when the church went through the dark ages and all of that, and the Word was hidden, that God, there never has been one day in the last 2000 plus years that there wasn't somebody on this earth talking in tongues. Glory to God. Not since the day of Pentecost.
I told you yesterday, remember what I said yesterday? Not one Word, not one thing that's come from heaven into the earth has ever gone. The devil can't get it out of here. He has to deal with it once it gets here. You can't get rid of it. Once it's revealed into this earth, then the kindred spirit between heaven and earth, particularly after Jesus is raised from the dead and the new birth and the baptism of the Holy Spirit came into action. See all of the gifts of the spirit were manifest in the old covenant except two, tongues and interpretation of tongues. That came on the day of Pentecost. All the rest of the gifts of the spirit are manifest in the Old Testament. Amen. The prophets, the kings, well, and particularly the Holy Spirit being manifested in the gifts were reserved for the prophets and the kings. They still are. Ow. You remember it? We've been made kings.
Gloria: And priests.
Kenneth: And priests in the household of our God. Hallelujah. I don't care if you're a shoe salesman in Hoboken, I mean you're a prophet and a priest and a King. Hallelujah. In the kingdom of God. John the Baptist, the greatest prophet ever born in the first testament, the first covenant, the born again, child of God. Jesus is greater than he. John was not born again. He's a great preacher. Greatly, greatly anointed with a Word of knowledge, praise God, knew who Jesus was. Thank you, Jesus. Behold, the son of God, the lamb of God. Anyway, it's the prayers and those that take the time and you don't have to pray every day for 84 years, no. With the power of the Spirit of God in your life, you take the time, you have to take the time to do it. You can't do it on the run. It doesn't work that way and it takes effort and you have to spend some time at it. Oh, Brother Copeland, I don't have time. Well take time.
Gloria: Make time.
Kenneth: But I mean, I have to go to work. I'm going to go, and what are you doing between four and five in the morning? Oh Brother Copeland. Now, don't start crying to me because you don't have any. Get yourself up out of that bed. Amen. Find you that perfect spot in your house. Well, I like to pray in my car. Well go pray in it for an hour before you start to the office, if that's where you like to pray. I'm an outdoor person. Gloria says the older I get, the more Indian I get. And it has a lot to do with my heritage and my background, but I don't like to be inside. I don't like it in the house. I don't like to pray in there.
And sometimes I get stuck there and I'm on the road in the hotel or something. But when I'm at home and I like cold weather, but even during the summertime, I've got two big fans out there on the deck, praise God, and I had them fixed where I can turn them on with a remote control and you get out there early in the morning and he would get the fans going and blow the mosquitoes off of you in the summertime. And then in the wintertime I got two little portable patio heaters. And I mean those things, relatively inexpensive. They just burn propane, and I've got two of them and when it's not all that cold, you just fire up one and you sit out here and you'd turn it down and put your robe on and whatever it needs and get out there. And if it's really cold, I'm talking about cold cold, fire up both heaters and you...
Now I'm just telling you my Gloria wouldn't have anything to do with this under any circumstance. She'd pray in the bed or someplace. I can't do that. No, no. I'd sleep through whole thing if I do that. Jerry Savelle, he put it before God. I'm going to get up and pray and read the Word for an hour, but first thing. And he kept going asleep and so finally, in order to keep from going to sleep, he went into the bathroom and stood on the edge of the bath tub and I'm telling he really did this. If he falls, he breaks his neck. So he, until he broke that thing.
Gloria: There's got to be a better way.
Kenneth: Well, what I'm talking about is the absolute commitment.
Kenneth: And Savelle had it then. And he has it now. So that's the reason he got healed of a stroke in one day. So what I'm saying is the commitment that it takes to do that and it's worth every second of it. And so it's really cold out there. I got some thin robes and I got some really thick ones. People give me a lot of robes. I got a bunch of them. But anyway, I got one particular that's bombing, that dude's something. And so then I put on a fleece vest underneath. I still got my pajamas on and I put on a fleece vest under that and that robe and turn up both heaters and sit between them and just have a time man, just have at it. Go. I got my Indian blanket over my legs. I was, yes, yes, yes. I mean, I do this in Colorado. I don't do it in the snow. No, it hadn't come to that. But I got my heaters in Colorado. If I don't I just sit right there in the living room where I can see the snow and just pray, just pray, pray, pray, pray, pray, Gloria and I love that. Amen. But what I'm talking about is the commitment to it. A prayer, an intercessor.
Gloria: Praise God.
Kenneth: Well, Brother Copeland, I don't really know how to start. Let me help you. First Timothy, chapter two. First of all, brethren, pray prayers of intercession and thanksgiving for all men, kings and all that are in authority, that the church might live in peace and honesty and godliness. For this is good in the sight of God, our savior, who will have all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth that there's one God and one mediator between God and men, the Man, Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all to be testified of in due time.
Gloria: Praise God.
Kenneth: Then you bounce from there to the 122 Psalms. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. That's your first two prayers. And don't forget now the sixth chapter of the Book of Ephesians. Pray, perseveringly for all saints in the spirit. That's the only way you can do that is in the spirit. But you see it. It's all there for you. Well, I don't know what to pray. Oh, you're a candidate for Romans 8:26 and 27. Amen. Help us, take hold together with us against our infirmities for we know not what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit of God are maketh intercession for us with groanings, which cannot be uttered. Inarticulate speech is literally what the Greek is referring to. Well, we know in the Word those first things to begin praying about because they're scripture.
Okay. Now what's next? I pray for Mr. Netanyahu, the Prime Minister, and he is the Prime Minister of Israel. Amen. And then what's next? I pray for the peace of Washington D.C. And I pray for Donald Trump who's President of the United States. I pray for Mike Pence, who is Vice President of the United States. I pray for Mike Pompeo who is Secretary of State of the United States. I pray for Mark Esper, who is Secretary of Defense of the United States. I pray for Rick Perry, who's Secretary of Energy. I pray for Betsy DeVos who is Secretary of Education. And so forth and so forth.
So all of that's built in. Hey, I'm in... Man, you've spent from 30 to 45 minutes right there and you get over in tongues that can go on and on and on and on, which is a good thing. Amen. How much time I got, Tim? Perfect. Now, as you're doing that and sometimes I do most of it, I say a thing or two and then start praying in the spirit, started praying in tongues and I believe I receive when I pray. Mark 11:24 didn't say believe you receive when you pray, along as you know what you prayed. No, it just said, Jesus just said, believe you receive when you pray and ye shall have it.
So I'm praying, I'm praying in the spirit. Well I believe I receive while I'm praying in the spirit. And then I just come on down right then, I start praying for my partners, glory to God. Then I take the directors of all seven of our offices and oh, man, it takes me an hour and a half, sometimes more than that to do it and I wind that up. My next thing, I come in for the sun's up, but now and I come in and I hit that exercise room and I'm on the treadmill. Glory to God, hallelujah.