Kenneth Copeland - Step Across the Faith Line to Be Healed
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Open your Bibles with me. The book of Mark, chapter five. Now here's Jairus, leader of the synagogue. So now, "Behold, here comes the ruler of the synagogue, Jairus by name, when he saw him, he fell at his feet and besought him greatly saying, 'My little daughter lieth at the point of death. I pray thee, come and lay your hands on her, She'd be be healed and she shall live'". So Jesus went with him. "Much people followed him and thronged him and a certain woman, which had an issue of blood 12 years..."
Now there's not anything that indicates that Jesus knew this woman. There is something that indicates that she, that he didn't because she gave him all her testimony. She told him about all the doctors. She told him how long she'd been sick. She told him that she'd spent everything she had. So obviously she had been a woman of means and, but now I'm the, I always wonder, where's her husband? Well, we don't know. That's an interesting thought. But then she's been a shut away ever since this issue, blood thing, she's been a shut away because it's illegal for her to be on the street. She was frightened about coming out there that day, just long enough to touch the hem of his prayer shawl. Cause she thought, "I'm going to go out there, I'm going to touch that. I'm going to be made whole and I'm going to just skinny right back and he'll never know I was there".
Besides that, you know the leader of the synagogue's right there with him. I mean, and that's the man that had legal authority to act on the situation. I expect he knew her. But all this is what you know. I expect you can expect whatever you expect, but you know, now watch, "A certain woman which had an issue of blood for 12 years, suffered many things of many physicians, had spent all that she had, was nothing bettered but rather grew worse. When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind and touched his garment for she said, 'If I may touch but his clothes I shall be whole.' And straightway immediately, instantly the fountain of her blood was dried up and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague".
She did not believe and release her faith after she felt what happened in her body. She was healed before she felt it. You have to understand that the flesh is always a step behind. Oh, Thank you, Lord. I haven't thought of that in a long time. We were... Brother Hagin came to Fort worth, and of course any time he got anywhere close, of course we were there. And um, that day, I don't even remember now what I had done, but man, I had turned my ankle and just almost broke it. I mean, then it just swelled almost instantly. Oh, it hurt but I wasn't about to miss that meeting. Don't ever get too sick to go to the healing meeting. So man, we were there.
And I remember we walked in the church and uh, and uh, we, you know, we got there as close to the front as we could. And uh, we're, scooting down the aisle to get two or three seats in there and Oh, that thing hurt. And it crossed my mind, "Wonder what's going to happen to this thing"? I'm going to sit here for the next couple of hours. It just wasn't all that funny man. He was hurt, you know, just really working me over good. And I just prayed, and of course Gloria laid hands on and then, you know, we praise and worship service and so forth. And uh, and then of course, brother Hagin got started and, and we just locked in on the word is, and as I'm sitting there listening to him and watching him and what a marvelous service. Oh, just, just one of those kinds. And we got up, started out and I said, Gloria, sometime or another, my foot got healed. I have no idea when. I just, I'd forgotten about it, but I received my healing.
Let me give you some really good information. It is important for you to get your mind off of it. For one thing. Another thing is, did Jesus heal me? Oh yes, of course he did. A proper terminology is I received my healing. Jesus healed me 2000 years ago. Healing always comes. Healing always comes. It's not always received. It's not a matter of whether God did or God didn't. It is a matter of whether or not you and I received it or not. Now I could, I could put it like this. Jesus saved me the second day of November, 1962 and that's not really correct. He saved me 2000 years ago. That day he was raised from the dead and I received it on November the second 1962. Amen? Our terminology has has been based largely on sense knowledge and really carnal thinking.
"Well, I just don't understand why God don't heal me". Come on. It's not a matter... "Well, then Brother Copeland, You mean that he's not gonna do it"? I'm going to tell you again, He's done all he's going to do about healing you. "Oh, you mean he's not gonna heal me"? See, there you go again. "Well, how come I'm not healed if I'm healed"? because you keep saying you're not. And you have what you say. You do have what you say, that spiritual exchange in the matter of words and you can't get around it. Amen. So what you and I need to do is choose the words, change the words, and you change the outcome. If I but touch his clothes, I shall be whole. See what she did. She said it. Now what if she's said that?
"You know, I'm telling you, I'm telling you. If I could just get to touch his clothes, I know. I know. I'd be made whole. I know. I'd be made whole". She could have set right there in her little room and died and bled to death knowing that. But you got to get out in the street. You say it then you do it. "Well, I'm trying". Well, quit trying and do it. "Try" never did anything. The faith process goes like this. You start always, always 100% of the time. Always, always, always. If I or anyone else walks up to you at any moment after you have crossed that faith line and said, what scripture you standing on? You better be able to tell me. Don't you quote me, Don't you quote Billy Burke, Don't you quote Tracy Harris, No, no, no. Don't be quote. You quote Jesus. You tell me the scripture and out of the mouth of two or three witnesses and you get up every morning, you look yourself right in the mirror and you quote those, those, those very scriptures upon which your receiving is based. Amen.
Until then you're still just trying. Oh good. But there is a point. You gather up your scriptures. I like what Keith Moore said. You know what you have to have to be scriptural, scriptures. You, you, you ha, you have those scriptures. Surely he bore my griefs, and my sickness, my sorrows and my pain. We did esteem him stricken, smitten and afflicted of God, but he was wounded for my transgressions. He was wounded, He was bruised, for my iniquities, chastisement of my peace, and by his stripes I am healed. he cast out the spirits with his word fulfilling what the prophet Isaiah said, and he took my infirmities, any bore, my sicknesses, and he bore my sins in his own body on the tree that I being dead to sin should live unto righteousness. By whose stripes? I was healed and if I was in, I am right now. Glory be to God. I want you to know, bless the Lord God almighty, I'm healed!
Now, when you get to that point. That's the time. I am healed. Ain't no, going back. I'm healed. I'm healed. And it's based solidly on the rock of God's word. I don't care what pain, I don't care what devil, I don't care. Hey, that line is behind you. I mean, go through the physical action. Just draw your line, date it and sign it. Can't do that without scriptures. You just making up stuff. If you do, even if you quote the scripture, you know that no, no baby, you go, go get the book. and write 'em down. Amen. Don't have your secretary do it. Go get the book. Don't have your grandbaby. Do it. Go get the book and write them down and sign the thing. Step across the line.
Can you see that in that woman? She did a lot of meditating on that. You read it in your, you read it in the book of Matthew. You can see it says she thought she thought in herself. Well of course she did. She kept thinking about it. She kept meditating on it. You keep meditating on it and it'll get in your mouth. Cause see she's thinking about it. She's thinking about it. She didn't have the book of Mark. She couldn't go look at that. But she heard about Jesus. Well you couldn't live in that town without hearing about Jesus. I mean this where the man lived, you understand? There's a crowd in the street. Every time there's a room of these coming home, she could hear it. People are telling him, telling her what he said and she's thinking about it and she's meditating on it and it's, it's building on the inside of her. It's building on the inside of her.
My spiritual father, Oral Roberts, he said, he said, "Kenneth, faith has to come to a climax". Gloria calls it, faith boiling over. Just stay in the word and it'll boil. Cause faith cometh, faith cometh, faith cometh, faith cometh, faith cometh, faith cometh. You can't feel it. It's coming. Faith's coming right now. It's coming right now. You keep the water on on the heat and it'll boil. Amen. But you can't get the idea. It ain't working and go pour some little water in there. Or turn the fire off. I don't want to waste my fire if the water's not going to boil. There's no such thing as water that don't boil. There's water that's not hot enough. Amen, but you got to keep it cooking. It'll boil over. Amen. And she, she worked her way out in that crowd and touched that garment.
Man, she got a hold of the live wire. Jesus just frozen his track. It's important, Jesus was following Jairus. Did you hear me? Jesus is following a man. He's not following him because it, but because, because he's his friend. He's not following him because he's leader of the synagogue. He's not following him for any other reason except the man made a faith statement and never opened his mouth and said another word. Even when they told him the girl was dead, he said his faith, and that's the last word he said. Jesus never even said anything to him. He just go on with him. But all of a sudden the woman stopped him. Well, he didn't know who it was, he said, who touched my clothes. So it was faith that put him on the move and it was faith that stopped him in the street. The touch of faith. Touch of faith. Thank you Jesus.
"The fountain of her blood dried up. She felt in her body she was healed of that plague. Jesus immediately knowing in himself that virtue", or dunamis, the Greek word dunamis. Power. Miracle working power. We get our word dynamite from that Greek word. We get our word dynamo. Self producing power. "Had gone out of him, turned him about in the presence and said, 'Who touched my clothes?' His disciples said to him, 'Thou seest the multitude throng of thee, Sayest thou, 'Who touched me?' And he looked around about to see her that had done this thing, but the woman fearing and trembling knowing was done in her came and fell down before him and told him all the truth".
Now this took some time. She's telling him all about these doctors. She's telling him, she's telling him this whole story. Now, wouldn't you think Jairus would just assume she'd get through? Well, we can go on to the house. I told him she's dying. Well, he could have blown this deal right there. He could. Without him open his mouth, he could have gotten put out with her. "I know that woman. I tell you, she sets a talking, this woman". She didn't have to go through all that. He just stayed with his faith. And I'm going to tell you right now, you are going to get the opportunity to judge other people, and judgment... Oh, we as we judge other people by what they do and say, and we judge ourselves by our good intentions. Well, you know I'm working on it. Ain't good enough. But you really, really have to be cautious and careful about judgment because there are things that are actually really in the spirit realm, very, very dangerous. But over here in the natural, they look so, so simple and innocent. Nobody pays any attention to it.
Now, Jesus said to her, "Daughter, thy faith has made thee whole". Your faith did it. Your faith made you whole. Now we know dunamis flowed out of him, it said so, and that's the anointing, the anointing, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy ghost and power. Same word Dunamis. How God anointed Jesus with the Holy ghost and power. That's the same way. That's, that's what happened right there. She was oppressed of the devil and that power flowed and made her whole.
That's the same power tonight that's making you hold right there where you sit, your faith is connecting with it right now. All you gotta do is just keep, you can keep your faith going, keep your words going and it's working. You know why? Because the great physician is here and when you get in his presence, he operates. He begins to function as the great physican. You don't have to sit in his office and wait and wait and wait and wait and wait. Amen. Now, faith was the connector. Think about a magnet, a powerful magnet that searching for metal. It is hunting metal and all of a sudden, and you just get in close. Well, what did it, the metal? No, the magnet. The magnet. The faith was searching for the dunamis and they came together. Was it the dunamis? No, it was the faith.