Kenneth Copeland - What Do You Call Yourself?
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Hello everybody. I'm Kenneth Copeland and this is the Believer's Voice of Victory Broadcast. Give the Lord a praise. Hallelujah! Thank you Lord. Now, all this week we've been talking about God, the covenant and the contradiction. So God made a covenant with Abram, changed his name to Abraham, putting his name in the middle of his name, indicating they're now one together. They're in covenant and made one. Amen. So God said to Abraham and his wife, "You are going to have a child". And they said, "How could that be"? His body now dead. A hundred years old. His wife's 90, she had never ever... She was barren all of her life. Never able to have a child.
Now I want to plug this in right here. I don't want you to think it's a one shot deal. You ready for this? Sarah died, Abraham remarried and had six more sons. Lived to be 175 years old. Oh Jesus. How many Sermons have you ever heard on that? Everybody just stops with him having one. No, no, no. He, he found the secret brother. And he just kept calling things that be not as though they were. Considered nothing deadness of his own body. And his body didn't stay dead. Say this, I call my mind good! I call myself strong! I call myself debt free! Glory to God! Hallelujah!
That's the key to faith. That is the indesputible key to faith and as I said earlier, that's where the hangup usually is. You get past that and you put a watch over your mouth and you all glory be to God. Hallelujah. Thank you Jesus. May I put it this way? You got the key to the bank. Heaven's treasure house. When you learn by faith, you know... No, no, no, no. You're not a copycat. You spend time. You go back and get these lessons and you go back and listen to them. You listen to CDs. I mean you watch DVDs. Amen. You be very, very cautious about what goes in your ears and your eyes and out your mouth because of whom much is given. Much is required. Yes sir. Amen. Thank you Lord Jesus. And I mean you've learned more here last week and this week, most people live and die and don't ever hear a message like this at all. Think about it.
So why did God call you? Because, He knew what you do with it. He chose you to walk in this place of faith so that you could teach children so that you could teach others. So you could teach preach and heal like Jesus.And this, think about it, This is the message that gets most of the flack. This and financial prosperity, because this is the one that just caves Satan's deal in. When people find out about this, we control his activities and he knows it. And you put a hurt on him just about anytime you want to. Somebody shout, Amen.
Now, who is God? He is the almighty God. He is our El Shaddai. Hallelujah. He is the, he is the, the too much God. He's the all sufficient. God. He's the almighty God. He's who he says he is. He can do what he says he can do. He will do what he says he can do. So who is Jesus? He is El Shaddai in the flesh. Yeah! The El Shaddai in the Earth, brother. Glory to God. You understand what I'm talking about? He is El Shaddai the almighty God. And He's my God, and He's my Lord and He's my best friend, and He's my brother, glory to God! Hallelujah! Jesus Christ of Nazareth is your blood brother! In His blood. Glory to God, whoo. Thank you Jesus.
Romans chapter eight, 2 Corinthians 5:17 through 21 go on and turn there. "Any man, any person in Christ is a new creature and new creation. Old things are passed away. And behold, all things are become new and all things are all the El Shaddai. And he who knew no sin was made to be sin, that we might be made the righteousness of El Shaddai in Him". The righteousness of the almighty God in him. Glory be to Jesus. That's who you and I are. You're a new creature. A new creation in the image of Jesus. Born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible seed by the word of El Shaddai, which lives and abides forever. God's word is. God said it! It is! It is! It is! And the moment you enter covenant, it is yours. You are whatever he says you are. You can do whatever he says you can do by the power of all mighty God that dwells and lives within you. The fulness of God who can do, who does exceeding, abundantly above all we can ask or think. According, according. It's according to something.
Ephesians chapter three verse 20, it's according to something. According to the Dunamis power that's at work within you. Hallelujah. Oh, thank you Jesus. You're a new creature. You are the righteousness of the almighty. You're a child of the almighty. Romans 8:16, "The spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit that we are the children of El Shaddai, the almighty God. And if children, then joint heirs, heirs of El Shaddai, the almighty God, and joint heirs with Christ, El Shaddai in the flesh". Glory to God. Not sub-heirs. Joint covenant heirs.
Now, I being the only child of my family am my father's only heir. Now when did I receive my inheritance from A.W. Copeland? When he dies or when I die? Duh! Well then what makes Christian people think that you're going to receive your inheritance when you die? Boy that's answer to the question. How dumb can you get, brother? We got it when he died. He is the only one. He's the only man. He is the only one that died, fulfilled his own will then raised from the dead and he's the probate to his own will brother. He's the judge. He is the El Shaddai, almighty God still in the flesh. He's still in the flesh. He said after he was raised, handle me. "The spirit hath not flesh and bone. As you see me have". No blood. All his blood is in the heavenly mercy seat of God. Not a drop or two of it.
"Well, I just don't see". That's what you get for thinking. That blood supernaturally gathered and deposited in the heavenly mercy seat of God. The blood of the almighty God. And He's still a man. And he's my man. He's your man. He is your El Shaddai. Glory be to God forever more. Hallelujah. We are joint heirs with the God of heaven and earth. Why and this green earth should you or should I? Why should you let your heart be troubled? You believe in God. He said, believe also in me.
Oh, I like what one of my heroes Bill Winston. I like what my brother Bill said about that. He said, "Jesus, the sample son". I love that I wish I thought of that. Glory to God, the sample, the example son. So we could follow and do our best to act just like him. Amen. There was a guy said sometime that was all, you know, all years and years and years and years and years ago. And uh, he called another preacher's name and he said, Copeland and, and the brothers own job. He said, uh, uh, brother so and so's just ruined his ministry. Why? "Well, he got to runing around with Copeland. I mean the both of them running around just acting like little Jesuses".
Somebody noticed! Yes! You act like Jesus. You talk like Jesus. You do what Jesus does. You do what Jesus did. And you get Jesus results. He's the sample son. He's the example. Walking around in shoe leather, brother! Glory to God forever more. That's what covenant is all about. Now think about this. When it comes time for you to perform a wedding, you are God's representative in the earth. And you are officiating this covenant of marriage, blood. In the blood of Jesus. You make this plain, plain enough that somebody, will have some serious thought before they break it.
Now, as we ran out of time yesterday before I could complete this in the new covenant, the second covenant in the first one, you broke that covenant... There were, there were consequences. You can't break the second one. The covenant is between God, the father and his son, Jesus. You can break fellowship with it. That's the reason. I mean, Hey, don't be crying around, bawling and squalling around when you sin. Put a stop to it right now. Confess it and get it over with and go on about your business. Reactivate that covenant immediately. Quit following what you feel. I know you feel sorry about it. You're not worth much if you don't, but Hey, your feelings don't have anything to do with this. Put 'em down. Oh, shut up.
"Well, I just don't feel like God loves me anymore". Well that's a lie from hell. So just, just quit going for that. You have a covenant with El Shaddai. God, he loves you. He loved you before you was ever born. He loves you. There's no, Hey, he's, there's nothing you can do to cause him to stop loving you and there's not anything you can do to cause him to love you anymore. And there's not anything you can do to cause him to love you any less. He just loves you, girl, that's who he is. Hallelujah.
Now you deal with that thing in your flesh. I like something brother Hagan would say. I feel good. I feel fine. Body, you get in line. See what he's doing. Calling things that be not as though they were. You want to do something? I call my head, well. I call my eyes, well, I call my ears, well, I call my throat, well. I call my lungs, well. I called all my internal organs, well. I call my hands, well. I call my shoulders, well, I call my elbows, well. I call my hands, well. I call my legs, well, I call my back, well. I'll call my feet, well. Feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Now you will. I call you, well. I call my toes, well. I call my ankles, well, I call calves and my legs, well. I call my knees, well. In case I missed anything, I'm well from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. I'm well! Hallelujah!
Take the opportunity, sayeth the Lord! Instead of binding yourself and calling yourself what you do not want to be. Take every opportunity to call yourself who you are and what you are in me, sayeth the Lord. Learn to know that I am the almighty God and the almighty God has called you into his service. And understand this: You can't change what I've called you. You can't change it. You can alter it by calling yourself the wrong thing. You can foul it up by not really understanding to what you are called. So seek my faith, take the time. Abraham fell on his face before God. And from time to time, if you'll fall on your face before me, sayeth the El Shaddai, Almighty One, I'll speak to you the same as I did Abram and I'll change your name from defeat to victory, sayeth the Lord. Woo Glory to God. Hallelujah. Oh, glory be to God. Come on, let's worship him. We're out of time.