Kenneth Copeland - Faith Words Turn Your Victory Loose
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All right, look at Matthew 21:21. Well, Brother Copeland, you see, these are just spiritual mountains, not actual mountains, or you know. Well, let's see if Jesus agrees with that. "Jesus answered and said unto them, 'Verily I say unto you, if you have faith and doubt not, you shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree'". Well, that was not a spiritual fig tree. "'But also if you say to this mountain, Be thou removed, be thou cast into the sea, it shall be done and all things whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive'". You will. You will. Jesus said, "Whatsoever you ask the Father in My Name, He will give it you". Ask and you shall receive, that your joy be made full".
Now you can exercise the joy of the Lord, which is your strength, as I said, right in the middle of terrible and horrible pain, but your joy becomes full when the thing is totally manifested, hallelujah. And you walk outta there with a healed and well body. I know. I walked in pain because of my own hard-headed disobedience for a long time. And I want you to know, glory to God, I am totally and completely pain-free. I am healed and made well from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. I haven't been sick in so long, I don't. I have remembrance of the last time I actually yielded to the flu symptoms. It was years ago. Now, January before last, in the Ministers' Conference, just sitting there right on the front row, the symptoms of the flu came on me. I got, I started chilling, you know. There was pain down round behind my eyes. Everybody, you know, talking about the flu and the flu shot.
Well, we took our flu shots years ago out of Deuteronomy 28 and Galatians 3:13. So, now I'm not talkin' to ya against those flu shots. You know what that flu shot is? It's an immune system booster. You can do that. I mean just be a natural human being. Just quit eating slop. And start sleeping at night. Well I can't. Well that's your fault. Get the shot. Amen, you know this is the name of the game, don't ya? God gets on me. I get on you. That's just the way it is. Amen, so I didn't. I just started, ah, ha, ha, ha, ha. You can't put that on me Satan and you know it. You can't do it. I'm just sittin' there. Ah, ha, ha-ha, just laughin' under my breath. You can't do it.
And I still had the chills and I said no, no. You can't do it. You can't do it. I will not accept it. I don't have it. You don't have any case against me in the courts of Heaven. I am a forgiver. I walk in love. I keep the commandments of God. I do those things which are right in His sight. I love my neighbor as myself, fulfilling all the law and the commandments. I love the brethren even as You love the brethren, Lord. Satan, you can't put that on me. You don't have a legal right to put that on me and I'm not taking it. It lasted about 15 or 20 minutes and it was gone. Hadn't had it, since then. Amen.
Yeah, but that don't work for me. I know. You know how I know? You said it. When Gloria and I were first learning this, you need a faith partner. And you don't get mad when you get caught. I had a serious disadvantage. Gloria could go three days without saying anything. I mean, she was very quiet. And she really didn't just come out until she began to teach and preach the Word, but even, even so, she just, a quiet nature to begin with. Well, I was just the opposite. She said, "Well you did enough talking for both of us". And she's right. And I just, you know, she would say, "That's your confession and I believe it". Keith and Phyllis, one of 'em would say something and the other one say, "If you say so".
Well, it just scared me to death. Really? Think about how the devil schooled us to talk. Scared me to death. Thrilled me to death. Are you going? I'm afraid not. The laws. Faith-filled words dominate the laws of death. Death-filled words and fear-filled words will dominate the words of life. They're spiritual laws. And they work on the blessing side and they work on the curse side because they are laws. There are words. Well, we live in a word-created, word-dominated universe and a word-upheld universe. "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Nothing created without Him without the Word". But you can't change the laws, but you can change the words.
And we begin to speak words of faith, Words of God, whether they feel right or not. You go strictly into this Book and you get so picky. You're in training. You just, you just don't allow things to come out your mouth you don't want coming to pass. And boy, there's times you just have to just give yourself a pop across the face and say, "Shut up"! 'Cause you get in the habit of saying things and you don't hear them when they come out your mouth, particularly when you, some of you say a lot. Your parents said it. You said it. Now, your children are saying it when they're little ole kids. And, "You better stop that, you little fool. I'm gonna kill you"! "I'm gonna tell you somethin'. "You keep actin' like this, Jesus won't love you any more".
Oh, that's a lie from hell. He still loves you, doesn't he? There's nothing you can do to cause Him not to love you any more or any less. 'Cause He's all in. Everybody that's in hell, He loves 'em. And He'll never quit lovin' 'em. Well, why'd He send 'em to hell? That wasn't His choice. Only man He ever sent to hell was Jesus. Hell was created for the devil and his angels. God didn't intend for any human being to go there. And the only sin that will send anybody to hell is not accepting Jesus Christ as Lord of your life. Amen? Are we getting somewhere with this today. Come on, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory. Thank You, Lord Jesus. Praise You, Lord Jesus. Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Jesus. Praise You, Father.
Oh there's so much. Thank You, Lord. I wanna go to the 91st Psalm. If you'll go with me there, please. And then we'll go to Mark Five. And I want you to see these same principles in operation. "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty". How do you get into that place? "I will say. I will say". Nothing happens in this Psalm until this one man said something. There's three people in this Psalm. This person, that's you and me. And then there's Jesus. And then there is the Father and the Father closes it out. "I will say of the Lord". Here's the only statement that this man makes. "He is my refuge. He is my fortress. He is my God. In Him will I trust".
He, this man just said it and shut his mouth. I used to get confused at the order, the way it would bounce back and forth. "In Him I will trust. Surely He shall deliver you". What? It didn't say, "Surely He'll deliver me". Now this is where, wait, now. We're standing on Hebrews 3:1. Hold your place and let's turn over there and look at it. I want you to get your, set your eyes on it. Ooh, I'm almost out of time. I've only been here 10 minutes. "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the One Whom God sent, the High Priest of our profession, the Anointed Jesus". Jesus is anointed to be the High Priest of His Words in our mouth. We're not in this alone. We're not just speaking off out into the air or even into the spirit realm.
Jesus is responsible for taking these words of faith and bringing them to pass and seeing to it that they happen because we're standing on Mark 11:23 and 24 and 25! Matthew 21:21, hallelujah. So notice here. "Surely", Kenneth, "He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and the noisome pestilence. He'll cover you", son, "with his feathers, and under his wings". Why? Because you said, "He's my fortress. He's my God. I trust in Him". "His truth'll be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor the arrow that flies by day; Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand shall fall at your right hand. It'll not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked".
Now look at this. "Because", Kenneth, "you have made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation". Jesus made the Lord His refuge when He went to hell. There was no other guarantee that He could get outta there and nobody had ever gotten outta that place. He had to take it by faith. And He took it on the 22nd Psalm. There's been a lot of, well, what was finished? The plan of redemption. Now, there's a lot of things to be said about that. But the truth of the matter is, Jesus locked on to that 22nd Psalm that begins, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me"? And ends in the Hebrew language, it ends in "It is finished". That's where He was. That's what He was quoting. That's what He, hanging on that cross.
He had to die by faith. We have to live by faith. He had to die by faith. "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me"? It was that Psalm. Anyway, and you come on down. "He'll give His angels charge over ya". Now, here's, for the 14th verse, the Heavenly Father steps in. "Because", He's talking to Jesus. "Because" Kenneth "has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him. I will set him on high, because he's known My Name. He'll call on me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in time of trouble. And I'll deliver him, and honor him. And with long life", even 120 years, "I'll satisfy him, and show him my salvation".
"The days of man shall be 120 years", is in the Book of Genesis, Chapter Six. That's at the very beginning of the Book of Genesis. So the Law of First Mention governs all the way through the rest of the Bible. So every time you find long life, it means 120 years. Not just what we think long life oughta be, amen. And that's growing in us. Why is that so important? Because the fullness of the gifts of the Spirit, the fullness of the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher, has never been manifested in this earth, not even in the Apostle Paul. And that has to come to pass. The Lord asked me if I would do it. Well, His, well, that's a command to me.
And I agreed to do it after I've been hearing about it and studying it and so forth for several years before that even comes. Then, one day I just did the math. In 2056, Gloria and I will have been in this ministry for 90 years. We're not the only ones. I know good and well I'm not the only one God's talking to about this. And we're gonna find out over the next few years that there are people all over this planet that God's getting through to and we're gonna see this thing to the finish, glory to God. And a lot of you are taking hold of it. We're goin' for it. But you have to be all in, spirit and soul and mind and body.