Kenneth Copeland - Access the Faith of God in the Spirit Realm
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Father, we thank you for your word. We thank you and praise you that you are Lord. Glory to God. We open our eyes and ears. We're listening in the heart for revelation from heaven, words, ideas, and concepts that move heaven on the earth. And we're quick to scribe all of the glory and all of the praise and all of the honor to the wonderful, glorious, matchless name of Jesus. And it's in that name that we pray and believe we receive it, Amen. Hallelujah.
Good morning everybody. Praise God, Thank you Lord! And Welcome all of you to this broadcast today, and we are here this morning with all the student body of Kenneth Copeland Bible college so would you give them a hand, as they give you a hand? Praise the Lord. Thank you Jesus. and this is the first time I've had the opportunity to address, the second class this morning. How many are you second class? The new guys. Well, first-class you know, is has been a long time since I've been in school, brother. I mean, you know, whichever class you are, raise your hand. This is a study of the faith of God, the spiritual force, the faith born into the spirit referred to in the Bible as the heart of a born again, human being. It is the force with which God created the universe. Then the 12th chapter of the book of Romans declares boldly.
In fact, let's take a look at that. Let's go to the Romans 12 first. There is here an opportunity to misunderstand something and I want you to be well versed in it. First verse, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, to whom is he addressing? Every believer in the church at Rome, he's not addressing the whole world here. These letters are written to born again, Holy Ghost baptized, tongue talking Christians and in the beginnings of the church.
It was the norm that when you got born again, then you went ahead and received the infilling of the Spirit speaking with other tongues. That was the norm then and somewhere down through the ages and in tradition and so forth. Of course, the devil did his best to mess it up, but we got it back. Glory to God. Amen. Thank you Jesus. Now, What is important here is to see to whom the letter is written and I, and I'll show you one in just a moment. I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man among you, the measure of faith. not a measure, the measure of faith.
Now, the reason I pointed that out to you this morning is that, there have been those that say, well, you see, God has giving every man, the measure of faith. No, everybody doesn't have faith. Now everybody has natural human faith. You have to have that to live and you, you've been practicing faith all, all your life. You just didn't realize. But when it comes to the faith of God that's dwelling in you now, there are specific rules and laws that govern it and govern the access of it, govern the training and fulfilling of it and how to use it and so forth. So, and that we understand now that the force of faith is a spiritual force.
And notice he talked about the mind first before he got down to faith. So you have to do something with your mind. You're born again, but you then you, you, you are a spirit. You have a soul made up of your intellectual being, your mind, your will, your emotions and so forth. Now your mind, your brain is the two, that the mind uses to contact this world, this world, your spirit, you contact the spiritual world. Amen. That's a good point right there. So always put the spirit realm first. God is a spirit. You are a spirit. Now, then in the beginning of this you have, well don't you think it's a good idea to begin at the beginning.
So we begin with the fundamentals of faith and I like what I learned from my grandson, Jeremy. I've learned a lot from that man and he spoke of this and I've never been able to figure out a way to improve it. It just says it. What are you watching when you watch the world series, when you watch the Superbowl, when you watch a world cup, what are you watching? Masters of the fundamentals. The game is the game, whether it's little league or worlds, the little league world series or the major leagues, world series, masters of the fundamental in the little league class, but the game is the game. The game is played. Whatever game it is, is played by rules and laws. And if you don't play it by the rules, it doesn't work.
I heard Brother Hagan say, can you imagine playing football with baseball rules? You can't do it. It doesn't work. Well, faith and all spiritual forces, all natural forces are governed by certain established laws. Laws of the spirit created all physical matter with the force of faith. That's where the laws of physics came from. Now, when people not aware of the spiritual realm, have the idea, and if they don't say it, you know, they talk about it and preach about it. Like, this was true that of course in physics, you know, as it's very demanding and the spiritual laws, a law is something that works every time it's put to work. And if you misuse the elements of that law, it doesn't work.
So, but you know, in the spirit anything goes. No, no. The spirit world is more exacting than the physical world because it was first because God is a spirit and he is the most highly exact and governor being in the existence. Glory to God. He has things timed down to the millisecond. The prophet Micah said a baby's going to be born in Bethlehem 715 years later. But now what happened in between? Did he just rainbow that word over 715 years? Well, I just worked as hard as he could be. Couldn't get it done in less time. No, it was right on time, Boba. Hallelujah. Right to the second. So that word, that word governed armies and nations and leaders and thought for 715 years, to have every nation right where it was supposed to be.
When Jesus came into the earth, had somebody had a taxing idea so that you had to go to Bethlehem. Amen. And Mary had to travel slowly because she was pregnant. Yeah, but she was pregnant right on time. And it had to be so that the is all filled up before they got there. So he's born in a manger. Come on. That's the spirit that is plan in your life. You understand that, don't you? Amen, that's the power of the word. Now that word. See, I'm going to say something to you now. God's word is. Now, that's going to come to a head and come into place, particularly in next week study, but the God's word is.
Now, His word is released into the earth, think about this. If I make a covenant, swarm promise to you, sir, nothing's happened, until you, Oh, now we have a covenant. Now my word is, but you got to add your word to it. Then it comes to pass. Amen. God's word is, and it's just hanging there, waiting to be connected to somebody's faith and when it's connected, it is. Praise God. Now then we're going to be talking this week about the fundamentals of faith. Let me give you these and you can make note of them and then we will go back and take each one of them. We'll begin with the 11th chapter of the book of Mark.
The first fundamental of faith is to believe it in your heart and your spirit. Man, the inner man. Then say it, with your mouth.
Number two, faith will not work in an unforgiving heart.
Number three, Abraham's blessing cannot be received with Thomas's faith.
Number four, faith calls, things that be not as though they were.
And number five, faith demands corresponding action. Now let's go to the 11th chapter of Mark and we'll begin reading with the 22nd verse. Jesus, answering Seth under them, have faith in God, the cross-reference, which is extremely accurate, have the faith of God. Now, Brother Hagan, my father in the faith is Ora Roberts. But just immediately after I went and enrolled at Oral Roberts University. I was, thank God introduced to Brother Hagan and had a very wonderful relationship with him, and for many years until he went home to heaven and, had a wonderful relationship with both of my fathers. Praise God.
And he made this statement, that have the God kind of faith. I really do like that. That's got a poetic ring to it, that thrills me every time I say it. Have the God kind of faith. And he used to say, well, yes. Oh God only has one kind of faith. Amen. Thank you Lord. How have the faith of God, for verily I say unto you that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thy removed and be thou cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart, in his inner man, in his spirit, but shall believe that those things, shall believe that those words which he saith shall come to pass, then he shall have whatsoever He said. Therefore, I say unto you that it's amazing to me. He, Jesus laid out very carefully and very simply.
In fact, I won't tell you something. Faith is so simple. You have to have help to misunderstand it, and there's been some really high priced help over the years, but while I won't get into that, but anyway, it's very, very simple. Jesus laid out the simple first. The first law of the spirit. It all starts right here. God said, let there be light. There was, it all started like that. Amen. He believed it in his heart, said it with his mouth. The spirit of God brought it to pass, so he laid it out and immediately activated it.
Now look at it again. He shall have whatsoever he sayeth. Therefore, therefore, when you find the word, therefore, what is there for? Find out what is there for. Therefore, I say unto you go through the gospels and notice how many times Jesus made a specific point of using his words like a tool. Jairus's daughter, I say unto you, arise. I say it met a specific point and I say unto you, arise now notice something else. He would say, do you believe I'm able to do this? He knew. They believed he was able to do it. That's the reason they wanted it in first place. He needed their words. He needed to hear them say, yay Lord, and then he did it. He needed a word to hook it to. Thank you Jesus.
Hey, that was worth the trip this morning. Thank you Lord. Therefore, I say unto you, what things soever you desire. When you pray, start believing. When you pray, believe that you receive them and you shall have them and when you stand praying, forgive. If you have own against any that your father also, which is in heaven, may forgive you, your trespasses.
Now, Romans 10:10 we'll just go through scriptures. Out of the mouth of two or three witnesses, let every word be established. Let's look at the 9 verse, 8 verse excuse me. But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, that Jesus is Lord and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man, with the innerman. Believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. That's the way you got to say.
Now I'm going to deal with something right here. It's come up to me twice this morning, so I'm gonna. I need to say it here. There are those that, that still hang on to this idea that, well, women, you know, they don't mountain much. It's men. When any man come on, women are stronger than men. What's the matter with you girls? after I witnessed Gloria having that first baby, I said, Aw man, no, no. By the way, my darlin's here this morning, Mrs. Gloria. Glory to God. Now then for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness. Well, I'm not done with that yet. It's talking about mankind. There are male tigers and female tigers. They both tigers, you know, Glory to God. You agree with that and we're out of time, Tim, you did it again. You crank the clock up too fast or something. Praise God.