Kenneth Copeland - Healing Is Part Of Your Covenant
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Hello everybody. This is the Believer's Voice of Victory broadcast. This is Kenneth Copeland Bible college and I'm Kenneth Copeland. Welcome to the Believer's Voice of Victory broadcast. Glory to God. We're talking about covenant faith, the powerful inner strength, the book of Hebrews calls it a strong consolation, but constellation is a strong inner strength to become like Abraham fully persuaded that God is able to do what he said he'd do. But now there's another step to becoming fully persuaded. He can do whatever he said he would do. I'm talking about the almighty God, El Shaddai himself. There's another phrase to that. He will do everything he said he will do because he swore every word of this book in blood, and Jesus shed the blood of the everlasting covenant.
And last week we talked about the fact that from the book of Hebrews, and maybe for this week's up, we'll get back into that again and probably will. Because the almighty God could swear by no greater, he swore by himself. He is now, think this through, He is the guarantee of the covenant. And Jesus, the lamb of God, which has taken away the sin of the world is that guarantee. Surely Jesus. Surely Jesus. Surely Jesus bore our sicknesses, carried our pains, our griefs and sorrows, and weaknesses on that cross, surely by those stripes we're healed. Can you see it? It's guaranteed. The price has already been paid.
Now that was a promise in the book of Isaiah, but then it was fulfilled in Matthew 8:17 that which was spoken by the prophet Isaiah. He took our infirmities and bear our sicknesses. But first Peter 2:24, he bore our sins in his own body on the tree that we being dead to sin should live under righteousness by who's stripes we were healed. That's no longer a promise. That's a Bible fact.
Kellie came home from school one day and she said, "Daddy, I'll tell you, I've had all the symptoms of flu on me all day long". She said, "Would you pray for me please"? I said, "Certainly". And when I laid hands on her, the Word of the Lord came to me. I said, "Kellie, you are not the sick trying to get healed, you are the healed and the devil is trying to take your health away from you". Say it, "I will never, ever have the Corona virus. I will never have the flu again in my life forever". Oh, Brother Copeland, I wouldn't say that. I know it, that's reason you get sick twice a year. God intended for all of us by covenant to live out our lives on this earth and never be sick. And I learned that a long time ago. Amen. It's no use in being sick. Yeah, but then I brought it on myself. Yeah, well so what? Repent. Don't stay sick cause you did it. I'd say that stupid gown to seed, wouldn't you?
Come on, if the truth be known, you and I caused everything that ever happened to us. Well God allowed it. No he didn't. You did. All the authority over the devil, sin, sickness, disease, poverty, and all of that has put into their authority in the hands of the body of Christ in the name of Jesus and we need to be doing something about it. Amen. Oh, there's some other things I'd really love to say to you about that.
Now let's go here the 17th chapter of Genesis once more, where God gave Abram his name. Abram was 90 years old and nine the Lord appeared to Abram, said unto him, I am the almighty God, I am El Shaddai, Walk before the God that's more than enough. Walk before me and be blameless. I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying, as for me, behold my covenant is with thee, and thou shall be a father of many nations. Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham for a father of many nations have I made thee, and I will make thee exceeding fruitful.
Now, he gave him, as we talked about yesterday, he literally gave him his name, and professor Stevens reminded me of HeShem. Oh, I appreciate that, man. That's, that's what comes when you know the Hebrew language. You know, if it wasn't for people like him I wouldn't know anything. Amen. We talked about covenant, the name change, and this has come down. We talked about it last week. This is, this come down through the ages. This was the first blood covenant that was generally known among men.
The first one was in the garden of Eden, but this one is the one that affected the human race, the first blood covenant. And after that, the nations, particularly the so-called uncivilized nations in a lot of cases, this was all the only law that in a whole general area, people entered into covenant and created law. And the penalty for breaking it was the death penalty. And it caused problems in African nations and so forth. And then white people came in there and didn't understand that. And they can't understand how come these people keep trying to kill one another and they try to pass laws to keep them from doing it. They don't care nothing about your law. Their law has been broken.
Somebody has broken this covenant and our family for three generations are covenanted to find them and kill them, and all their offspring for breaking a covenant of blood. You can't do that. And the seriousness and the power from it came because of this one right here. And people change their names. When Gloria and I got married, I gave her my name. We talked about that yesterday. Now Exodus 15:26, if you will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God and will do that which is right in his sight, and give ear to his commandments. What are those commandments? Articles of covenant and keep his statutes. I'll put none of these diseases upon thee which I brought upon the Egyptians. I am the Lord that healtheth thee. I am Yehovah Rafa. That's his name.
Now, covenant-less people. I'm talking about good people deceive people, covenant-less people. Don't take the mind of the ungodly thinking like the ungodly. I'm talking about born again, Holy Ghost baptized people. good people, sweet people, just don't know any better. Well, how does God think? Well, we know how he thinks. He calls things that be not as though they were, that's the way he thinks, and that's the way we think. And when we do it and say it, they think we're crazy. Well that's all right. Well that name it and claim it., blab it and grab it bunch. Yes, I named it, claimed it, blabbed it, grabbed it and I've still got it. Oh yeah. Cause that's fundamental to faith. Faith in what? The covenant. The covenant declarations. So that's God's name.
Well, may I ask you a question? When did healing pass away? Because God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He would have had to have changed name. He can't do that. He's given his name. That's an "aha" moment. When did he change his name? Well, I believe it's God put that cancer on them. Yeah. That's the will of God for them to have cancer. What day did God create cancer? He didn't. Well it says God will smite you. Those were covenant words. Those were acts of covenant that later was actually carried out in the book of Joshua. Thanks to professor Stevens, I know this now. I had read it, but it didn't really impact me until after he and I began to study together and think about these things.
You remember the little city of Ai and what happened there? Well, they killed that King and they had to do this over again because this younger bunch had never, they weren't there in Deuteronomy 27 when they were on two different mountains, blessing one and cursing the other. This is covenant. This is what you get if you keep it. This is what happens to you when you break it. And they broke in and it happened. So now here it is. They actually did it again, but they hung that King on a tree, had to be done. It's the type, it's the shadow. For cursed, it is written, cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree. They hung him on a tree and impaled him.
Now it's complete. Now the type is complete. It has been set. I like to say it like this. It has been set in stone. It is going to happen exactly that same way. It's going to happen perfectly that same way at the very perfect moment in time on a place called Calvary outside the city. The scapegoat was led outside the city. Oh, praise God forevermore. But it's so important that name, Psalms 23, the great 23rd Psalm. So sweet. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his namesake.
Ya, though I walk through the Valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you're with me and your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. You anoint my head with all and my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. He is my shepherd. Jehovah Raah, that's his name. Jehovah Raah, that's exciting. It's his name. Isaiah 54:8-17, this will change your life. It'll change your ministry. I have not heard this preached and it needs to be preached in some churches. It needs to be preached every Sunday morning for six months. In a little wrath.
I now see Isaiah 53 Jesus is on the cross, Isaiah 54 is being spoken to the church, single barren, now that did not bread voicing, more of the children and done and done in large bread and so forth. That's talking to the church. In a little wrath, I hid my face from thee for a moment. What? Three days and nights. But with ever lasting kindness, hesed, will I have mercy on thee saith the Lord thy redeemer for this, as, as the waters of Noah unto me, for as I have sworn, Hey, I have sworn I made covenant with Noah. I made covenant with the animals. I made a rainbow and I swore by covenant I'd never do it again.
Does that impact you now? I should no more, the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee nor rebuke thee. Well, you know God's mad at you that's the reason he sent that tornado. That's a lie from hell. We just read the truth. He swore it, did he not? He's a covenant God. He's ever mindful of that covenant. He's talking to the body of Christ. He's not mad at you, never has been mad at you and never will be mad at you. He may be disappointed in you, but that won't last any length of time cause he still goes smile on his face.
For the mountains shall part and the Hills be removed for my kindness shall not depart from thee. Neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed saith the Lord that have mercy on thee or thou afflicted tossed with Tempest and not comforted, behold, I will lay the stones with fair colors and lay your foundation with Sapphire. I'll make your windows of agates, and Gates of carbuncles, and all the borders of pleasant stones. And all your children shall be taught of the Lord and great shall be the peace of your children, in righteousness shall you be established thou shall be far from oppression, for thou shall not fear.
He went about doing good healing all that were oppressed of the devil. And from terror, for it shall not come nigh thee. Behold they shall surely gather together, but not by me. I didn't do it. Whosoever shall gathered together against you shall fall for your sake, behold I created a Smith that blows the coals in the fire that bringeth forth an instrument for his work. I created the waster, this says to destroy, I created the waster that destroys, therefore no weapon that's formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is of me. They're righteousness is of me. Jehovah Tsidkenu is his name, the righteousness of God.
How much time do I have, Tim? Genesis 22:5, well at least we'll have time to introduce this one, and get into it tomorrow. Genesis 22:5, if a man shall cause a field a vineyard to be eaten and shall put in his beast and shall feed another man's field the best of his field and the best of his own vineyard, shall they make resurrection, restoration. And let's wait... Well, we need to really read down the 14th verse, man, borrow all of his neighbor be hurt and so forth. He's talking about Jehovah Jireh. Jehovah Jireh, the one who sees and provides. I messed up some scripture references there. I'll get them right for tomorrow, in the name of Jesus. We got one minute. Judges 6:21-24, we won't go there. Gideon, Jehovah Shalom, my peace. In teaching Hebrew today in Israel, to people learning the language, the short version of Shalom is nothing missing, nothing broken. And we're out of time.