Kenneth Copeland - The Healing Covenant Of God
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Kenneth Copeland: Hello everybody. I'm Kenneth Copeland. Welcome to Thursday's edition of the Believer's Voice of Victory broadcast. It's Thursday already brother? Wow. Glory to God. Father, thank you. We are so blessed and we're just so conscious of Your presence in this studio today. And we thank you with all of our hearts in Jesus' Name. Amen. Let's go back to our golden text in Ephesians 2. And I don't mind telling you where we've moved now over, in the different covenants. And we're headlining now, The Healing Covenant of God. He's always been the healer.
Greg Stephens: Yes, sir.
Kenneth Copeland: He said, I am the Lord that heals you.
Greg Stephens: Yes, sir.
Kenneth Copeland: I am. And He's just healed all the way down through both covenants. But the big part the thing that robs so many people of their health, "Oh Brother Copeland, Oh, I know God heals. Yes I know God heals, but you know, I don't know if it's His will to heal me or not". The leper had that same problem.
Greg Stephens: Same thing.
Kenneth Copeland: Remember him? Came to Jesus, fell down and worshiped Him. He said, "I know you can, but is it your will"? And I like I don't remember what translation is maybe you will. Where He said, "Of course I will".
Greg Stephens: "Of course I will".
Kenneth Copeland: Of course I will. "Hey man, I'm healing all these other people How I'm I gonna leave you out"? It's a sin to be a respecter of persons.
Greg Stephens: That's right.
Kenneth Copeland: The Bible says so. And He never sinned.
Greg Stephens: No, he did not.
Kenneth Copeland: No, He did not. And He is still today, the Savior and the healer, and one of the problems with the English Bible. Oh, man. The same word. We won't turn there. But you remember in the book of James, "Is there any sick among you? Let them call for the elders of the church who will lay hands on him, annoint him with oil in the name of the Lord and the prayer of faith shall save the sick". It's the same Greek word translated, healed. I don't know why in the King James, they've translated it saved.
Greg Stephens: It's the word Sozo which everywhere Jesus went, He made people whole.
Kenneth Copeland: And that's what that word...
Greg Stephens: And that's what it means. And that whole, holos I believe is in the Greek. Everytime I say something in Greek, I think of Rick Renner. Make sure I'm getting it right. Whole means your physical, it means your spiritual, your spirit man. And it means your mental realm, you're soulish realm.
Kenneth Copeland: The Classic Amplified translate it as soundness.
Greg Stephens: Yes. I like that.
Kenneth Copeland: It means deliverance from calamity. It means healing. It means salvation or being delivered from the power of darkness. It's all of those who are the Greek reader knew, "Hey, I'm healed just the same as I'm saved". It's all the same word.
Greg Stephens: Actually about a lady asked me one time. She says "Pastor Greg, I just don't know why God won't heal me". And I looked at her and said, "Are you saved"? Because if you're saved, you're healed.
Kenneth Copeland: That's right.
Greg Stephens: Because it's the same thing. Listen, there's no such thing. Now, I know we have certain anointings that God will put certain things in the earth like He did with the tent meetings. There's no such thing as a day of healing or a day of miracles. There's only a covenant of healing.
Kenneth Copeland: There you are.
Greg Stephens: And when you understand that covenant, when you grasp that covenant, that I was a stranger to it, now I'm in it because of Jesus. I'm healed. As He is, so are we. And is He sick right now? Does He have COVID right now? No, it can come at me, but it's not gonna prevail.
Kenneth Copeland: Well, and this is the reason why. I absolutely, I didn't turn on and just watch about COVID-19 over and over and over. I'm too covenant-minded for that. You couldn't put that thing on me. If you tried, I don't mind telling you, I'll never have the flu.
Kenneth Copeland: Right?
Greg Stephens: Glory.
Kenneth Copeland: Because I believe I have what I say. I've never taken a flu shot of any kind. I'm not telling you not to. And if you believe in those shots, you better do that. But what I'm saying is, that it's been so long since I had the flu. Oh, couple of years ago, there in the Minister's Conference way boy, it just hit with a vengeance. It's in there in January. And it was especially terrible. Well, the year before that, same thing, people were just getting the regular flu, you know. And I was sitting on the front row there at the Minister's Conference and the chills came on me all the symptoms of it. And I sit there with a smile on my face. I don't remember who was preaching, but I said, "You can't put that on me. You know you can't. I'll never have the flu". It had been so long before that. I don't even remember when it was. As you can't put that on me, lasted about 15 minutes. Well, then in last year's Ministers Conference, back there in the speaker's room and it was just crammed full of people. And I know one man particularly that really, really got sick. We were all back there all hugging one another, and Gloria and I both, had the flu for two days. Just call.
Greg Stephens: Praise God.
Kenneth Copeland: But we just stood against it and confessed the Word of God. But here's my point. Let's read our scripture.
Greg Stephens: Yeah, if you get.
Kenneth Copeland: And verse 11-13 (Ephesians 2). "Remember that you being in times past Gentiles in the flesh who are called uncircumcision, by that which is called circumcision in the flesh made by hands at that time, you were without Christ. You were without the anointed one. You were without his anointing being aliens from the common wealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise having no hope and without God in the world but now", say but now...
Greg Stephens: But now.
Kenneth Copeland: "But now in Christ Jesus, you who sometimes were far off, are made now by the blood of Christ".
Greg Stephens: Here it is.
Kenneth Copeland: You've been drawn into this thing. Glory to God. Now, let's go to the book of Mark now. We read this yesterday. Jesus. The 14th, the last chapter and the 14th verse 16 chapter Mark 14. "Afterward he appeared under the 11, as they said at meet and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart because they believe not them, which had seen them after he had risen". He wasn't nice about this.
Greg Stephens: No, no.
Kenneth Copeland: He said, "Now you go into all the world".
Greg Stephens: Yeah, yeah.
Kenneth Copeland: "What's the matter with you".
Greg Stephens: Why you in here?
Kenneth Copeland: "You go into all the world and you preach the gospel to every creature. He, that believes and baptized will be saved. He, that believes not shall be damned or condemned. And these signs shall follow them that believe in my name, shall they cast out devils, in my name, shall speak with new tongues in my name, they'll take up serpents, they drink any deadly thing will not hurt them. And in my name, they lay hands on the sick and they will recover". He shucked the whole body of Christ against sickness and disease.
Greg Stephens: That's the anointing of the Messiah. You're gonna walk in my name, that's a covenant term. I have power of attorney.
Kenneth Copeland: That's right.
Greg Stephens: Through the Messiah, and all that entails. All that entails that's one of the leading things that you look for when you are the Messiah. You will heal the sick, you'll do it. That leper that asked Him.
Kenneth Copeland: Yeah
Greg Stephens: "Will you"? And He did. Now what was His? He gave him instructions right behind that He said, "Go show yourself to the priest". Now, why did He do that? First of all, He knows that a priest is the only one that's gonna restore that man. He's gonna see him. He's gonna put him back in the society. But, it's also gonna give it 'cause the priest is gonna say, "My Lord, how'd that happen"? He's gonna tell him about a Messiah. That was a clue to a priest. There was a Messiah in the land, and that should be a clue to the land. That should be a clue to the United States of America. That there's a healing anointing happening at EMIC. It happening at your church.
Kenneth Copeland: That's right.
Greg Stephens: Or happening at Walmart or wherever you are.
Kenneth Copeland: Now, I may upset you a little bit here, but you'll get over it. Mark 5 the woman that was healed of the issue of blood.
Greg Stephens: Yeah.
Kenneth Copeland: Verse 25. "And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood 12 years and had suffered many things of many physicians, spent all that she had was nothing better, but rather grew worse when she had heard that Jesus came in the press behind and touched his garment. For she said, 'If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole'. And straightway, the fountain of her blood was dried up and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus immediately knowing in himself that virtue or power had gone out of him, turned him about and the press and said, 'Who touched my clothes?' And his disciples said unto him, 'You see the multitude throng. And then say, who touched me?' He looked around about to see her that had done this thing. The woman fearing and trembling knowing what was done in her came and fell down before him and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, 'Daughter, your faith made you whole'". Now, there's nothing wrong or out of line, identifying with the woman. It was put in here for that. But how long are you gonna keep identifying with her? Hey, that day is gone. Wow. We are His representatives in the earth. Amen.
Greg Stephens: Yes sir.
Kenneth Copeland: It is the hem of our garment. And when that becomes a covenant contract concept in your heart and mind, it's not necessarily the hymn of that prayer shawl, which he's about to show you, Thank God.
Greg Stephens: Here we go.
Kenneth Copeland: Okay.
Greg Stephens: Right there, that hem.
Kenneth Copeland: That hem right there. Put that on Greg and let people see what happens. Now, He's rabbi. He had this on.
Greg Stephens: Let me find that right edge here.
Kenneth Copeland: Hey, see how big this is.
Greg Stephens: Well this is a large one.
Kenneth Copeland: Any one wouldn't dare do that. I'm glad to see you do that.
Greg Stephens: Always.
Kenneth Copeland: And this it's this, this is what she was after. She knew, because this what they stood for. This is that anointing of the priest. It's right there.
Greg Stephens: Yeah.
Kenneth Copeland: It's right there and she was just, I'll just get in all the need to do is touch that I just needed to touch that prayer shawl. That's all I need to do. And I'll get well, and I'll get back outta sight. And then, and my bones will get fat again and I can come out in public. And she never made it.
Greg Stephens: Three times in that passage you just read, the word whole is used.
Kenneth Copeland: Yeah.
Greg Stephens: Made her whole. Now when she does this, she doesn't realize she's fulfilling prophecy. This was prophesied. That day in Capernaum was prophesied. Malachi 4. Can I show you?
Kenneth Copeland: Oh, mighty God.
Greg Stephens: You want to see it?
Kenneth Copeland: Yes I do please.
Greg Stephens: Malachi 4.
Kenneth Copeland: I love it. Oh, I know what you gonna say.
Greg Stephens: Verse 2.
Kenneth Copeland: Yes.
Greg Stephens: "But under you that fear my name". And she did when she'd heard about Jesus. "You that fear my name shall the son of righteousness arise with healing in his wings". These are referred to as the wings of this garment.
Kenneth Copeland: I didn't know that.
Greg Stephens: Okay, so here's the thing, that phrase "healing in his wings". Hebrew, the Hebrew word for that is kanaph. Kanaph can also refer to the edge of a garment. Brother Copeland, you would understand this. It's considered the leading edge of a wing or the winglet.
Kenneth Copeland: Well, yeah sure.
Greg Stephens: And so she's grabbing this leading edge of healing in His wings or the winglet, we would call it. The moment the woman touched this, not only was she healed, she fulfilled a prophecy from Malachi concerning the Messiah. So the minute she touched it, she proclaimed there's the Messiah.
Kenneth Copeland: Well, Hey, she knew this.
Greg Stephens: Sure. And she'd heard about this Messiah that's going around healing all manner of diseases, casting out devils. Signs of the Messiah. It was an advertisement. Listen, Peter had one of these on. All of men, there's another one that you can wear, that they wear modern as well. It's more like a T-shirt or it's more like a kinda poncho thing. It wouldn't be this one. It would be under my shirt here and the fringe would be hanging out. But this is what she did. That same word means edge of a garment or wings. It's the leading edge. As He was going through that crowd, she reached out, touched that winglet, what she did.
Kenneth Copeland: Oh, glory be to Jesus.
Greg Stephens: And virtue went out of Him. She touched the covenant and it responded as the high priest. It's exactly what happened in that story.
Kenneth Copeland: Now think about this. The Holy Spirit, in the first covenant, was reserved, for the King, the priest, and the prophet. It still is. And we have been made Kings.
Greg Stephens: Kings and priests.
Kenneth Copeland: And priests. To our God.
Greg Stephens: That's right. That's right Now this is just a garment. It's not a magic thing. What we're talking about is what's in you. And the knowledge of that I've been made a King and a priest under God.
Kenneth Copeland: From that, from this, the rabbi Paul.
Greg Stephens: Yeah.
Kenneth Copeland: From a prophet to an apostle he and Barnabas in Antioch. 13 chapter. Representative of this, handkerchiefs and aprons were taken from His body, which did this same thing. It stored that anointing.
Greg Stephens: Yes. That's right.
Kenneth Copeland: That flowed through this. And I believe with all my heart that, that's a strong representative of this. That those aprons and...
Greg Stephens: Well, He was a tentmaker. This is sometimes called the prayer tent or the tent of meeting. Like if I wanted to, in here I could pull this up over my head and cut everybody out and go into my prayer tent.
Kenneth Copeland: Yeah.
Greg Stephens: Paul's a tentmaker, who is making. So they took these from Him and demons were cast out. It's cloth. And the sick were recovering as a result of it. When she touched it, it happened. When Elisha took Elijah's mantle and crossed the Jordan river with it. You're seeing all of these things. This is, oh my, thank you, thank you Lord. People get married under these. It's covenant. This is a covenant garment. And then the knots and the hems, and they all mean something. And so when she did that, she literally was identifying the Messiah, trying secretly to do it. But the minute it had happened, the minute she came in contact, it's like that leading edge of an airplane. That's and that wiglets, that's what she's getting. That's what provided the lift for her to get there.
Kenneth Copeland: That right gone forever.
Greg Stephens: And that's literally the word. That means it means wing, but it also means edge. And so she grabbed the edge of this.
Greg Stephens: Now, don't be going crazy.
Kenneth Copeland: Yeah I know.
Greg Stephens: They touch this and... No it's concept. It is concept, becoming so aware that that healing anointing is in you because He's in there and the same Father dwelling in you that dwelled in Him. And He does the work now just like He's never changed. He's the same Holy Spirit as He was then. Amen. Has the same desires, and we'll do the same thing if we all let Him. And you get that concept every where I go. I mean...
Greg Stephens: I don't wear this around. I do not wear this out in public or around or anything 'cause it'd be a misrepresentation.
Kenneth Copeland: Yeah.
Greg Stephens: But see Peter, his shadow so strong not this, his shadow healed people. And I'm telling you the healing anointing of the Messiah has been entrusted with us.
Kenneth Copeland: Yes, that's right.
Greg Stephens: We are the messengers now of The messenger. We're under ship, for a transition change. There's a change coming.
Kenneth Copeland: I get so excited about Todd White. Todd and Jackie. I mean, here's a man never been to church in his life. Didn't wanna go and was an absolute terrible human being. But Jesus got a hold of him man. And so what does he do? He didn't know he's not supposed to. So he goes to the grocery store. His wife wouldn't go to grocery store with him. His daughter would, but hey, she wouldn't, he embarrassed her so badly. She would not go, he'd go up and say, "May I borrow your microphone"? The anointing of God would come on him in a grocery store, talking about the hem of the garment now. He'd go in and say, "May I have your attention please"? You know, this is a red light special, not a blue light special. I just got it.
Greg Stephens: That's good.
Kenneth Copeland: He'd say, "Anybody having any ear problems and you come up to the cash register number 3 I'll lay hands on you and God will heal you". And they come up, and lined up, and they get it! I wouldn't do that well then I don't... just go on going and get in your car, Sissy. But that's what we're talking about. He wears the hem of Jesus' garment, just the same as Jesus did. He's just not ashamed to get up and holler about it.
Greg Stephens: But Jesus even told us greater works. That's the expectation. Greater works will you, that's why He got onto them. Why are you guys sitting here at the table? Get out there.
Kenneth Copeland: Get out of here
Greg Stephens: And get going.
Kenneth Copeland: Go.
Greg Stephens: Greater works will you do, that's the expectation the Lord has for us. That greater works will we do.
Kenneth Copeland: Now, here's the bottom line, Greg I believe for all of us. As you get so aware that everything He has said to me, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his way of doing things". And all these things will come. That's a blood covenant.
Greg Stephens: That's it. I'm not trying to get Him to heal me more. I have a healing covenant.
Kenneth Copeland: Bishop David Oyedepo, built the biggest church on earth. I've never seen anything like it in my life. And he said this to me, he said, "You have to understand, that to me, when he said all these things will be added, he said you have to understand Brother Copeland". That's a blood covenant. Well, he's an African. It's real to him and it became real to me.
Greg Stephens: Amen.
Kenneth Copeland: We're outta time.
Greg Stephens: And we're outta time.
Kenneth Copeland: Amen. Praise the Lord.