Kenneth Copeland - Be Free From Worry
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Kenneth: Hello everybody, we're Kenneth and Gloria Copeland. Welcome to the believer's voice of victory broadcast. Father, we thank you for this broadcast today and today we cast the whole of our cares, worries, anxieties and concern over on you forever once and for all, according to your Word in Jesus name, amen. Hallelujah. I'll tell you what, let's don't take any more time. Let's get right back over into first Peter chapter five. Now those of you that missed the other broadcast, I'm not going to take the time to go back and catch up. You can, you can go to it again and again and again. You don't get all of this in one time around. First Peter chapter five, we've been talking about the command and the covenant. This is the old covenant and the blood of animals. This is the new covenant and the blood of Jesus, the pure blood of God.
Now anytime there's a command, it's going to be followed with the covenant. You do this and this will happen. That's just that's what this book is all about, all the promises of God in him are yes and amen. Now somebody comes along and says, well, you know, now sometimes no is an answer. That's not what that said. It said, yes and amen, but now you have to, you have to accept and receive the command and then be responsible to it and then God will do his part. He releases his power in that command and when we receive it, it's the power of in the command that brings the covenant to pass. Amen.
Well, that's another teaching altogether. But now let's get over here and let's see what the command is. First Peter five and let's read once again in verse five, likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yay, all of you be subject one to another and be clothed with humility. Now that's a command. That's not a suggestion. When you find anything that God says do it, that's your command, folks. It's not even just, well, you know, you might try to do this, you know? No, no, no, no. Amen. For God, resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, there's a command, that he may exalt you in due time. That's the covenant.
Gloria: Yes, that's the blessing right there.
Kenneth: How do you humble yourself under the mighty hand of God? Casting all your care up on him for he cares for you. Let's read it from the amplified translation. Once again, casting the whole, of your care, all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns once and for all on him once and for all.
Gloria: Don't take them back.
Kenneth: Don't take them back for he cares for you. There's the promise. He cares for you affectionately. Cares about you watchfully. In other words, if you will cast it over on him, he'll take care of it.
Gloria: You can trust him.
Kenneth: You can trust him to fix it. The problem is you cast your care over on him, then you start worrying about it. You have to realize now think about this again. We, we've demonstrated this, and this is my pen and I hand my pen to Gloria and you come up say, Brother Copeland, let me borrow your pen. Well, I can't. Gloria has got it. I didn't say I don't have a pen. I said, Gloria has got it. Amen.
Gloria: Thank you.
Kenneth: Well, are you going to just keep it? Well, yeah, sure. She's going to keep it, unless and I here takes it, unless I take it back. It's my pen. It's mine. That worry, that mess is yours and the minute you start worrying about it, then God by promise he is bound to his Word.
Gloria: It's called unbelief. Fear.
Kenneth: Yeah. You start worrying. It's fear. Worry is a sin. We found that out already for two weeks now we've studied that. Well a week and a half, but now if you just start thinking about it, worrying about it, he gets back in your mouth well you know, I just don't know what I'm going to do about that. You better cut that off right now. You better cut it off and say, Oh no, no Lord ain't taking that back. No, no, no. You fix that. If you'll leave it in his hands, he will fix it. Now then once and for all, I took communion not long ago before God, got on my knees. I read these scriptures both out of the King James and out of the amplified and I took communion and I said, father, I take you at your word and at your command. I thought about this. I prayed over this for days and just working it in my spirit. I didn't just, you know, just say, well that's good idea and just jump up and do it. I meditated on it and meditated on it, thought about it, thought about it. The more I thought about it the bigger it got, and the more I realized where just not that thinking about it. I'd been messing stuff up that I, that I had turned the care over on him without thinking. I just got the thinking about it and well, it's time to quit that.
Gloria: You made a quality decision.
Kenneth: Yes sir. Yes ma'am. That's a decision from which there is no retreat and about which there is no longer an argument.
Gloria: That's right.
Kenneth: And so if some days did it. Got on my knees, took communion, the body that was broken for me, broken for all the curse, he was made a curse for me, and that body was broken for me and he went to hell for me and he took that curse where I don't have to worry.
Gloria: Paid the price.
Kenneth: And this blood promises me that the God of all grace who's called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have resisted, while make you perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you and up here he said he will exalt you in due time. That's his part. He will exalt me over all of those worries, all of those cares, any situation, anything.
Gloria: After you've resisted for a little while.
Kenneth: You resist the devil. You know, it says right here, whom you resist steadfast in the faith knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world, after you have suffered a while, the same word translated, suffers, translated up here resist. Well, that's what a Christian does. That's the suffering that a Christian does. We stand by faith against everything he comes up with and everything Jesus bore for us on the cross. He bore our sin. We resist sin. He bore our sickness, we resist it. He bore our worries and cares and we resist them. Now and by your blood and by the power in this blood and by the power in this Word, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, with the help of the greater one that lives within me. And with the help and power of grace to help in times of need. I covenant with you that I will never worry. I will never be concerned, anxious about anything again as long as I live on this earth, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of that name I covenant. Amen. And I drank the blood.
Now listen to this. I said, father, greater one that lives within me, sir. I boldly declare, and by faith I hold you responsible, sir. To interrupt, stop correct in any way necessary to get my attention. Should I ever begin to worry about anything. Praise God, I'll not let the sun go down on it in Jesus name. Now that's the way you enter covenant with God. Now in someone's case that is in the worry habit, I mean there's just all kinds of things to worry about stuff all the time. Then take, take your, uh, a tablet or a journal or however you keep notes and whatever you've been worrying about, write it down, and you think about some, see, this is what I'm talking about. You go through your meditation period before you enter into the blood with a blood covenant with God. You, you, you received this. Yes sir. I'll do this. I'm you. I see the command and I will do it and you will help me do it, but now help me. Lord. Point out these things to me and you catch yourself thinking or no, no, no, no, no, no. You write that one down.
Gloria: I've rolled the care over.
Kenneth: No, no, no. I, that's a worry. I'm not gonna keep it. Write that down. It's, it's going to be in the area of finance, family, health, because the three fold chord of the curse is spiritual death, sickness and disease, poverty and debt. That's the threefold chord of the curse. So all your worries are going to come in inside those, those three areas of life and you know they get all muddled up together. But now the three fold chord of redemption is salvation, healing, and Jesus our high priest, our Melchizedek. The one who receives our tithes, the one who blesses us with all blessings, praise God, that he is, he is the high priest of our finances. So there you have the redemption. There you have the curse. All these worries are going to come in here. You're going to put in operation that there's threefold cord of redemption.
Jesus has broken the power of this curse. And every time you see it, write it down, write it down, write it down, write it down, write it down, write it down, write it down, and actively, actively resist every one of those. What's happening to your children? What's happening to the economy? What's happening to the nation, what's happening in your family? What's in your married life or what's happening in your body? What's happening in all of these different things, spirit, soul, body, and financially, socially, all of these things. Write them down. When the time comes, you meditate in these things and you're gonna you, you, it's going to come. It's you and your husband. You're just, you alone have whatever your situation is. It's going to come and all of a sudden, you know, now's the time and I'm on a go before the Lord my, my, Jesus, my savior and I'm going to hand him every one of these. I'm going to hand him every one of them. I don't care if they are...
Gloria: Roll away your care.
Kenneth: Rolling all your care, and he will cause your innermost thoughts to conform to his will. That's one of the promises of rolling all the care. Now it, I mean little stuff, your, your hair, it, any, anything that causes you concern, anything that caused you any kind of discomfort or worry. There's a lot of that stuff ain't worth worrying about. And there's a lot of it you just throw it away and quit worrying about it. And when you do, the Lord will fix it. Amen.
Gloria: What was it? What's that story? Brother Hagin used to tell about scared prayer don't work.
Kenneth: All that family out in the, out in the field working in the thunderstorm, come up. And they'd, they'd just started running this as fast as they could and mom and dad had just fell on the ground and started crying out, Oh God, help us, help us. He said, get up there Ma get up Pa, scared prayer don't work. Let's go to house so just get on with it. Scared prayer don't work. He also said this, he said they were, he had one baby, and she had the other one, and he was unlocking the front door of the house and she said, you wouldn't worry if me and both of the kids died. He said, well, what's the use of worrying about that? He said, after you did you done gone to heaven. Ain't no use worrying about that. Well of course it irritated her, but she and Aretha came along. She finally learned what he was doing and as he taught her how, how these things work. And that you don't spend time worrying about it. You spend time praising God. Now how much time we got here Tim? A minute, Oh, good. Let's go back over here and it'll show us now your the process of staying with it, staying in it. You don't let the devil get to you under any circumstance. Philippians chapter four. Now, okay, let me bring up Philippians four because I want to read that also in the amplified. Okay. In the sixth verse, be careful. See the word care. See the word care, that same word that we've been looking at it all this time.
Gloria: You could say be fearful for nothing.
Kenneth: Yeah, be careful for, but in everything, that's everything on that list by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving, with praise, you haven't finished until you praise God, but because praise is strength, praise stops and stills the enemy. Praise will shut your mind up when you can't seem to control your thoughts. You can't fight thoughts with thoughts, but you can fight thoughts with words, words of God, and when you bring praise on the scene, I'm telling you, that's the highest form of prayer. Let your request be made known to God. And there it is. There's the command and there's the covenant and the peace of God which passes all understanding will keep your heart and mind your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. Now, Whoa, hold it back up. When you find the word Christ, stop, translate, meditate. The anointed one and his anointing. How will the peace of God which passes all understanding keep your heart and mind through the anointing of Jesus. Hallelujah. That's, that's the burden removing, yoke destroying power of God.
Gloria: You're not in it by yourself.
Kenneth: You're not in this by yourself, no. But you have to, you have to follow the checklist. Now listen to what- Listen to this in the amplified translation. Do not fret. There's the command. Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition, definite requests with Thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God and God's peace will be yours. That tranquil state of soul assured of it's salvation through the anointed one in his anointing and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatsoever sort. That is that peace which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
Gloria: Now I'm looking at verse four and I'll take it this means that if I'm not rejoicing always, I'm not obeying the word. If I'm down and I'm concerned about I can't pay this bill or I'm just concerned about being sick or my kids. That's not rejoicing. Nope.
Kenneth: Now how are you going to rejoice? You got to get rid of that care. That's, that's what we're talking about, but here's the process, Gloria. He didn't just leave us out here trying to figure out how to do it. Look at this. Finally brethren, verse eight, Whatsoever thing, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are good report, if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things which you've both learned and received and heard and seen in me do them, and the God of peace shall be with you.
Now listen, when something comes up whatsoever, whatsoever things are true. Wow. Now Brother Copeland, I know, but you know, but now, you know what they said about her is true. Yeah, but that's not good report. So you don't be thinking about that, that you've rolled all that care over on the Lord. Just get rid of that. Whatsoever things are honest whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are good report if there be any virtue or excellence. And if there be any praise, think on these things. Take command of your thoughts.
Gloria: What does the scripture say? Judge yourself and you'll not be judged. It doesn't tell you to judge what somebody else is doing.
Kenneth: No. Nor judge yourself by your own good intentions. No, no, no judge yourself, and you're doing that, you're judging yourself in this. I'm only going to think these things. Now, tomorrow we can get into the process of doing that. How do you manage those thoughts? How do you do that? How do you take authority over a thought and get rid of it? Praise God. The word tells us how to do it. Amen. Amen. Well, we're out of time. Gloria and I'll be back in just a minute.