Kenneth Copeland - The Love Covenant Is A Healing Covenant
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I want to talk to you about the love covenant of the El Shaddai God. We'll go to several scriptures tonight. First of all, I would like for you to look with me in Genesis the 17th chapter when Abram was 90 years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram and said unto him, I am the almighty God. Now, here's what he said. I am El Shaddai. The root word to the Hebrew words shaddai is actually referring to a nurse, to a mother, and really refers to her, to her nursing her child. That's what Shaddai really means. God, our nurse, our father, our mother, the giver of our life, he's everything.
I am El Shaddai, I will make my covenant between me and thee and will multiply thee exceedingly. I'm talking about God. The God that is very mindful of his covenant, his covenant with Abram who became Abraham was a national covenant. Ours is a healing covenant. Now we have a salvation covenant and all that, but primarily first of all, a healing covenant because that's what Brother Hagin called the dinner bell. Back in the olden times, you know they'd go out there and ring that bell, it was time for the hands to come in and eat.
Now I remember on my grandfather's farm praise God, if they had hands working out there, mostly most of the time, but when it come harvest, we'd harvest or when it came time to, you know, we needed help picking cotton and uh, so they get out there and ring that bell, you know boy, everybody quit. Come eat. Brother Hagin said, healing is the dinner bell. Healing is a dinner bell. People get sick, they need to be healed and they don't care whether you preach healing or faith healing or dope healing or, they think get me well, amen. Then he gets saved. I heard Brother Hagin... somebody really got on Brother Hagin about this, and they said, you don't ever preach salvation. Well, he always gave an invitation. They said, you just preach all the time. He said, well, that's right.
Of course, Jesus is the one that taught him this, he said, that's right. But he said, if you just keep talking about healing, you just keep teaching healing. You just keep saying it. You just keep teaching healing. You just keep laying hands on the sick. He said, when I's stopped preaching evangelistic sermons and began to teach and preach healing, he said, I got 10 times as many people say even more than that time than what I did preaching evangelistically. Because back there then preaching evangelistically you didn't have any crowd but your own church. Then their busiest crowd will be Sunday evening. Other people would come and they get some people saved alright.
But when he started teaching and preaching healing, people started getting saved. They just started coming in there by the droves because they needed to be healed. And then he, then he'd give invitations. Said, man, yeah. Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Very, very, very, very, very close, very close friend of David's and mine, Ben Priest. And Ben is the chief executive officer of the tribe of Judah motorcycle club, of which we were apart. He is the leader and founder of that motorcycle ministry. And the biggest motorcycle rally in the world, which is... They always set up Jerry's chariots of light, always set up and, and just get their own tent and just win thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people to Jesus right there in that environment.
And this man had a, I mean he's in an outlaw gang, tough bunch of people, and a little boy had cancer. He came over to Ben, I want you to pray for my boy. He says, sure. He prayed for that boy and Jesus healed him. And I don't remember the exact words cause it's been a long time, but the, this is the, this is the essence of it. He said, all right, anybody heal my boy of cancer I'm going to serve him. How do I do it? And so it led him to the Lord. Then the rest of that is, is quite a story, but I don't have time. But you see where I'm going with this? It was the healing that got that tough guy. It was a healing that got him. You mean Jesus would heal somebody that's unsaved? Are you kidding? Everybody he healed was unsaved. Nobody got saved till after he was in glory in the... amen.
But I've seen it over and over. You've seen it over and over. I'm thinking about that young girl that had, I don't know, a broken leg or something that the kids prayed for. Oh yeah, Disney. Yeah. And she's just was so amazed and just started and just cussed a little bit and said, yeah, Oh yeah. What'd she say? She said something like, well, that's the best thing I ever saw in my life, but a few minutes later, she's born again. It's the healing. We have a healing God and we have a healing covenant.
Oh, thank you Lord Jesus. Look at Hebrews 8. Oh, thank you Lord. Everybody knows the scripture, but I want you to put your eyes on it. Hebrews 8:6, but now has he obtained, talking about Jesus, a more excellent ministry by much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. Glory be to God. Hallelujah. Better promises, better promises. I said better promises. Hebrews 13:20, now the God of grace, of the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the everlasting covenant, the blood of the everlasting covenant.
Everlasting is a long, long time. Yeah. Oh yeah. That's a long time, brother. Everlasting. Say everlasting. That everlasting covenant by our everlasting God, whoever lastingly loves us, and gave himself for us a ransom. Hallelujah. He gave himself as a ransom for all to be testified of it in due time. And you and I and this ministry and your ministry were part of that testimony and we're continually testifying to the God that ransomed us and we've been redeemed from the curse, redeemed from the curse of the law. Covid-19 is a curse of the law. Amen. We've been redeemed from the curse, redeemed from the curse. Since Jesus set me free for poverty, wealth. For sickness, health, since Jesus ransomed me. Isn't that wonderful?
Oh lets praise him, oh lets praise him. Come on, just raise your voice, just raise your voice. I mean right there in your own home. I mean just sing and just call his name out before God. What a glorious time. What a heavenly time. The ever lasting covenant. Ephesians 5:26. Ephesians chapter five. Thank you Lord Jesus. Ephesians 5, Oh that he might sanctify and cleanse it, let's put it, let's read it like this, that he might sanctify and cleanse us. Cleanse us with the washing of water by the Word. And then verse 30, Oh, you ready for this? We are members of his body, of his flesh and of his bones. Does he have Covid-19? I know good and well he doesn't, no. And as he is so are we in this world. Glory to God. I don't have it. I never will have it.
And I don't mind telling you I'll never be sick again in my life here after forever. Not one time. I will never. How can you say such a thing? Let me show you. I will never be sick another day in my life forever. Brother Copeland? I said it. You heard it. Well, let's look at the book of Exodus. I don't just say things like that. Praise God. Now, you have to get this in proper perspective. Verse 20, behold, I send an angel before you to keep you in the way to bring you into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him. Obey his voice, provoke him not for he will not pardon your transgressions. My name is in him, but if you indeed will obey his voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversary. My angel shall go before you.
Now, this make sense in verse 25 if you pull this right out, it doesn't even make sense. You shall serve the Lord your God and he shall bless your bread and water and I will take sickness from the midst. That doesn't even make sense. He this and I will that he's referring to that angel. You have ministering spirits first chapter of the book of the Hebrews. Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those that shall be heirs of salvation. He will see to your bread and water. I said he, that angel will see to your bread and water. He'll see to your bread and water.
So when you're praying over your food, Oh yes. I say, Lord, bless this food. I receive it blessed and sanctified and I know good and well who's done it. My angels are taking care of that. Yeah. Uh, Lord, um, take care of this food for us. My angels back there in that kitchen, I learned this from Keith Moore, didn't I Keith? Yeah, I did. Keith and Phyllis did me good too, I've used it a lot since. See to it that they handle that food correctly. See to it ain't got no Covid-19 on it. Hallelujah. Now notice this, and say it I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young nor be barren in thy land and the number of your days I will fulfill.
Whoa, I'm going to 120 and I'll never be sick a day in my life getting there. Amen. God didn't intend for anybody, for people to be sick. And all in the first covenant, all you had to do and do what he said, all you had to do and do what he said. Amen. And it's the same thing here. Do what he says. Hallelujah. Because it's so wonderful. 24th chapter, verse 9. Then Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, 70 of the elders of Israel they saw. They saw the God of Israel, and I put in there, they saw my father, my very own father, and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a Sapphire stone, and as it were the of heaven in its clearness.
Sergio, my father's footstool was a Sapphire about this big. He does very well and so do I, but I'm a little behind on him. And it was clear it was clear sapphire, and it was just footstool. You think he can take care of your rent? I'm going to close this in one place that is so grossly misrepresented, not the scripture, but things that have to do with it. Look in Isaiah 54 that whole chapter, I pray it for my partners. Isaiah chapter 54. 53 is Jesus on the cross. 54 is him raised from the dead, and this is speaking to us today. This is speaking to the body of Christ.
Look at the seventh verse. No, not back up the the, the fifth. For thy maker is thine husband, the Lord of hosts is his name and thy Redeemer the Holy one of Israel, the God of the whole earth, shall it he be called. Now, now look at that seventh verse. For a small moment, have I forsaken thee, but with great mercies, great compassion, great mercies will I gather thee, in a little wrath I had my face from thee for a moment, but with everlasting Chesed, Chesed, everlasting kindness and mercy, everlasting Chesed. We're going to get into, we're going to get into that, covenant term covenant terminology. That is the most powerful thing in this book.
All right on over into the New Testament, and I should say probably the most misunderstood thing because of the wordage of the English Bible. Verse nine, this is as the waters of Noah unto me. Well now you know brother. Now God's just about had all he wants out of you, and he's mad at you, and you let her watch it down in hell. Really? Let's see that. This is as the waters of Noah unto me, for as I have sworn, he entered into covenant with Noah, that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth. So have I sworn, I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee for the mountain shall depart, and the Hills be removed. But my Chesed shall not depart from thee and neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed saith the Lord that has Chesed on you.
Ah, now he's disappointed. Yes. And don't think he won't correct you, but he's not mad at you, and he's not rebuking you. No, he's loving you. He's loving you. He's a loving God. I remember something you said, Keith. You know, he'll come in there and he'll say, Kenneth, something I need to talk to you about. Yes sir? Uh, you need to do something about this. And I'll say yes sir, yeah. Yeah. I knew better than that. I have to do something about that. Keith said, it's like peeling an onion and you think, well, you know, we've got a pretty good handle on that. And a few days later he says, uh, David, um, something else I need to talk to you about, son. You couldn't take it all at once. If he's mad rebuking you, just rapid too. No, he's a loving father.
Jesus fixed the sin problem. The covenant now is between God and an immortal man. What's he saying? I love you man, I love you little girl. You need to work on this. You need to fix this. No I said that wrong, he doesn't say working on something, he says fix this, fix this. Yes, sir. He's never told you anything to do you couldn't do it, but you don't want to have to do it by faith, and you have to do it through obedience. And sometimes I'm telling you, it's just like stripping flesh, and Jesus likened it to pulling your eye out. Sometimes it's difficult to get flesh under control to his Word. This is the knife with which you cut off your hand that he referred to. This is, this is the surgical instrument right here, because He loves us and He cares for us.