Kenneth Copeland - Meet The Spirit Of Power And Victory
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Open your Bibles with me tonight to Acts 1. We will be looking at several verses of scripture here at the beginning. Acts 1:8. Jesus is speaking. "But you shall receive power", the Greek word, "Dunamis". "You shall receive power". This is the same word later on in the Book of Acts, the 10th chapter, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and "Dunamis", power. Who went about doing good healing all that were oppressed to the devil. "You shall receive power. After that, the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth".
Now, let's go to the Book of Luke chapter 3. Now remember Luke, the Holy Spirit used Luke the physician to write both the Book under his name and the Book of Acts. Luke 3:16. "John answered saying under them all, 'I indeed baptize you with water, but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes, I am not worthy to unloose. He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire'". The Holy Ghost and His glory. The purging, burning fire of God, hallelujah. Whoa, Jesse, I love it. That Holy Spirit fire, Holy Ghost fire. Amen.
Now then, let's go to the Book of Genesis 1:1 Oh Lord, Myrtle he's gonna preach the whole thing tonight. "In the beginning God". That's a good place to stop right there. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. The earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters". Other translations say, "He moved upon the face of the deep waters". Or you could say, "He was moving on the face of the deep". Amen. "God said, 'Let there be light.' There was light". Young's Literal Translation said, "And God said, 'Light be', light is". Praise God.
Now, tonight with the help of the Holy Spirit, and a whole lot of grace, amen. I want to introduce you to the Spirit of power. Power Himself, glory to God. He was moving on the face of the deep waters. He was moving... You know something, He's always moving. This is the Holy Ghost in glory. This is the Holy Ghost in fire. Holy Ghost power moving on the face of the deep. And God said, "Light be, light was". That's not talking about sunlight. No, no, no you come down. Verse 15 God, or 16, "God made two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, and he made the stars also, and God set them in the firmament". And at the 18th verse, "To rule over the day and over the night and, divide light from darkness and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day". This was the first day. This was the first second.
Now, in 24 hours, I kept checking and... And checking different resources for this. And I finally got a source where it's really, really accurate. At the end of the first 24 hours there was 16 billion, 94 million, 764,800 miles of universe in one little 24-hour period. And it's been expanding at the same rate ever since, Glory to God. And it is almost unfathomable what's out there from one statement, "Light be". Over 16 billion miles in 24 hours. That's the God that's planning your life. This week we will be like I said, with God's help developing a God-inside-me-now, consciousness. Renewing the mind to become God inside-minded. Most Christian people are not. People agree that He's in there and they agree that all the things that I've just said. But, still the awareness that He is in here. He really is in here. He really, really, really. It's that same God and He's really really in here. Hallelujah. My goodness!
With somebody like that living on the inside of your body, 120 years is a snap. Without Him, forget it. But we're not without Him. But it's time to develop, that He's in here. Oh, we're gonna see some scriptures that just... Oh, my goodness, just thrill you through and through. Glory to God. Now then, let's look in the 14th chapter of John's Gospel. John 14 and look at the 16th verse. "I will pray the Father and He shall give you another comforter that he may abide with you for-ever". Forever. Forever. This same God, forever. The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning, the end, the high and the low, forever. It has absolutely nothing to do with how you and I feel about it one way or another. He said, "I'm here forever", go, way to go. And now, look at this, "That even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeyeth him not", they can't see him. "Neither knows him, but you know him, for he dwells with you, and he shall be in you".
Now this... To our born-again Christian, Holy Spirit ears, this is rather common, but to them, it was unheard of. He's in me? He just got through saying, right here in this chapter and the 10th verse, "Believeth thou not that I'm in the Father and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you, I speak not of myself, but the Father that dwells within me, He does the works". The Father that dwells within me, He's the one that's doing the works. The Father that dwells within me, He does the works. And then He turned right around and said something even more startling than that. In verse 12, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do, shall he do also and greater works than these shall he do, because I go to my Father". This was startling information.
Now, there's been a lot of discussion and talk about that. I want to show you from the Book of Ephesians, what the Holy Spirit has to say about the greater works. Would you like to see that? In Ephesians 3, beginning with the 14th verse, "For this cause, I bow my knees, unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ". Of whom? "Of the Father, the whole family, in heaven and earth, is named. That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory to be strengthened with might by His spirit in the inner man". All right, I believe I received that. "That Christ may dwell in your heart by faith. That you being rooted and grounded in love". Don't go any further than that, till you settle that. Rooted and grounded in love. "Because faith worketh by love. And if you're not rooted and grounded in love", then Christ may be dwelling in your heart, but the faith isn't working. Amen. "But if Christ is dwelling in your heart by faith, and you're rooted and grounded in love, then you're able to comprehend with all the saints, what is the breadth what is the length what is the depth and what is the height and to know intimately".
That word there is, "Ginosko" - "The love of Christ". The love of Christ. That's God. So now, We're getting somewhere here now. "To be able..". Oh, glory to God. "To be able to comprehend, have working knowledge with all the saints, the breadth, the length, the depth, the height, and to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge". Why? "That you might be filled with all the fullness of God". Fullness, say fullness. Filled with all the fullness of God. God inside-minded to the full. To the full. Full, filled with God. Not just having, had an experience, but God-inside consciousness, hallelujah. "Exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the 'Dunamis' that worketh in us".
Folks, it's coming. There are signs and wonders and miracles coming that this planet hasn't seen in fullness before. It has never seen them. Jesus started it and we're at the finish. It's coming. Greater miracles than what happened, praise God, when Moses stood in front of Pharaoh. I can ask or think that. Amen. And some great marvelous thing happens. Well, after it's happened, I can ask or think that. So, it's going to continue to increase and continue to increase and continue to increase. And I want you to know, those of us that will let and allow God to develop this on the inside of us and come to a place where we have a God-inside-me-right-now consciousness. He is in me, He is walking in me, He is operating inside me. He's working through me. He's working in and out, and in and out, and out and in around hallelujah. And stop limiting the God of glory. Hallelujah.
I'm excited about it, you can tell. 'Cause I'll tell you, I believe with every fiber of my being that we are so close, we are still claiming it. Hey, come on. We're not waiting on God, He's been waiting on us all this time. To finally get with the program, amen. Hallelujah. So, now, what will that do? Verse 21, "Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages world without end, amen, so be it". It's not all that often that the great apostle puts a, "So be it", at the end of his statement. But he said this, and that's... I tell you, that's huge. That is just absolutely huge. And he said, "It will be".