Kenneth Copeland - Call Yourself Well
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Healing belongs to us. Let's look this morning at Exodus 15:26. "If you will diligently harken, if you will diligently hear, Ken". Amen. "To the voice of the Lord thy God, and will do that which is right in his sight. And we'll give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes. I will put none of these diseases upon you which I have brought upon the Egyptians". He brought disease on Egyptians as a weapon. As a weapon. Can you see that? "For I am the Lord". I am. I am. He is the great I am. This is one of the redemptive names of God. Jehovah Rapha, I am the God that heals you.
Someone said healing when passed away, he'd have to change his name. That isn't going to happen. He's the same yesterday, today and forever. Amen. In the New King James, "If you diligently heed the voice," Diligently hear the Word, you diligently, diligently. Not just kind of cruising by. "If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight. Give ear to his commandments and keep all of his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you". Listen carefully. Study, spend time with it. "If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight".
Oh, I like that. Do what is right in his sight. What is right in his sight? Faith. Faith is right in his sight. We have been made, 2nd Corinthians 5, "He who knew no sin was made to be sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in him". What does righteousness mean? Well, everybody knows what it means till you go to church. It just simply means right standing with God. You were not in right standing with God until you accepted Jesus as your Lord and savior. Your right standing was not anything.
Let me ask you something. Did you ever commit any righteousness? No, absolutely not. Did Jesus ever commit sin? No. He was made sin with our sin. We were made right with God with his right standing with God. And in that is wellness. Not just healing, wellness. Glory to God.
So, he said, "I am". Say it, I am. I am the Lord. I am, capital L-O-R-D. I am the God who heals you. I will hear from heaven and I will heal your land. You pay attention to me. You pay attention to my Word. You get in my Word and you diligently spend time in it. Then I am your healer. I am the healing of your body. I am the renewing of your mind. I am the healing and restoration of your finances. I am. Now, let me encourage you. How many people in here are born again? Everybody in the room. Be careful about what you say I am. Man, I am so tired. No. Let the weak say I am. I am. I am. I am. He am and I am. He am strong, I am strong. He am well, I am well.
Pastor mentioned this last night. Kellie came home from school, and she had had the symptoms of the flu all day. Well, I can just see her a little face, George. She was cute. She came dragging in her, she was hurting. And she told me, and she said, "Daddy everything hurts. I just hurt my eyes just hurt". She said, "I've been standing against the flu all day". When I laid my hands on her, this came out my mouth. It just came out supernaturally. I said, "Kellie, you are not the sick trying to get healed. You are the healed, and the devil's trying to take your health away from you". She looked at me, she said, "I'll be right back". So she went into her room, and she was in there a little while. But when she came out, no fever. No fever, glory to God.
See the devil's trying to take her health away from me. So she didn't need to say, "I'm so sick". Just really be very careful about that. Be very diligent about saying I am. I am. What do we do? We call things that be not as though they were. Thank God I call myself well. I call myself healed. I call my memory fine and restored. I call my body well. So I'm calling things to be not as though they were. Amen.
So, now we're in the book of Exodus. Let's just turn to the right, and let's look at Exodus 23. Now, there's, It's not all that good to take one verse, I mean, you can get away with it but there's more understanding when a verse, what I call going widescreen, when you see the whole situation, because this verse by itself reach peculiar. It's very peculiar in this reading. "You shall serve the Lord your God". And he didn't say, "I shall bless your bread and water". He didn't say that. He said he shall bless your bread and water. "And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. There shall nothing curse their young or be barren in any land, and the number of your days I will fulfill".
All you have to do is back up to the 20th verse, and you will find out who he is. "Behold I send an angel before you, to keep thee in the way, to bring thee into the place that I have prepared. Beware of him, obey his voice, provoke him not, for he will not pardon your transgression. My name is in him. But if you will indeed obey his voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversary, for my angel shall go before you. And you shall serve the Lord your God. And that angel will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness from the midst of you. And the length of your days I will fulfill".
This is the great God. He is talking to his covenant people. He's talking to his covenant bunch right now, right here and right there. Hallelujah. He's talking to our nation. He's talking to their nation. Glory to God. Now, let's turn to the 28th chapter of the book of Deuteronomy. And we're gonna- we are going to straighten out a great mystery. We know in this chapter. Glory to God. The curse of the Lord, 22nd verse. "The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, with a fever".
The Lord will smite thee. Wait a minute. Who's doing the smiting here? Well, you know, there's nah, nah, no, no. Stop. Put it in reverse. And go to 27th chapter, verse six. "You shall build the altar of the Lord, thy God of whole stones and offer burnt offerings there upon unto the Lord your God. And you shall offer peace offerings and shall eat there and rejoice before the Lord, thy God. And you shall write upon the stones all the words of this law".
All the words of this covenant very plainly. Write it on these stones. They were huge. "Write it on these stones very plainly. Moses and the priest and the Levites spoke on to all Israel saying, 'Take heed and hearken O Israel this day, you become the people of the larger God. And you shall therefore obey the voice of the Lord, thy God and do his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day.' Moses charged the people the same day saying, 'Thee shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people. When you come over Jordan, Simon, Levi and Judah and Issachar and Joseph and Benjamin. And thee shall stand on Mount Ebal to curse Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan and Naphtali".
It was to wake up the nation, and they were declaring the blessing and the curse. Can you see it? God, he's not cursing these people, but he's establishing in your ears the blessing and the curse. Now, turn just keep following and keep following 28, 29 and 30. "This is all the same time". Verse 19. "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you". Now look, write this day. See, write this day. All of this was this day. "I have placed before you life and death". He spoke life to one mountain and death to the other. Life to one side, curse to the other. Hee-hah! Glory to God.
You choose life. You choose life, all of you. All of you on that mountain over there. You choose life, that both you and your seed after you, shall live. All we had to do to unravel that confusion is go back one chapter. Then go over to the, we'll turn there today, but go over to the book of Joshua, and that was acted out. That was played out again with all the new group, and they hung the king, Ai hung him and impaled him. That was Jesus. I said that was Jesus, doc. That was Jesus. He was impaled. The King, hung on a tree. And he was impaled. That it was acted out verbatim. Verbatim in the book of Joshua. My God. Hallelujah. And that's when our healing took place because we know when the apostle Paul was teaching this, he's he knows all this. He could quote the book of Deuteronomy. He could quote the first five books of the Bible. And much of the rest of it.
So let's turn over there to the little book of Galatians. Oh, man I'm telling you, these powerful letters. See, here's the thing. All in these letters, everything in these letters had already been written and played out in the first covenant. Everything there. What is healing for us today? Is God alive today? Then it is for us today. Amen. It belongs to us. It belongs to us. So, the third chapter, and that's what this third chapter of Galatians is the about. "Oh foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth before the eyes of Jesus the Messiah? Has been evidently" Evidently. There's evidence. "Evidently set forth crucified among you. This only what I learn of you receive thee the spirit of the works of the law by the hearing of faith".
Now look at this. "Are you so foolish having begun in the spirit? Are you now made perfect or matured by the flesh? Have you suffered so many things in vain? If it be yet in vain. He therefore that ministers to you the spirit, and works miracles among you. Does he yet by the works of the law, by the hearing of faith. Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted unto him for righteousness know ye therefore that they which are of faith the same are the children of Abraham and the scripture or God".
God and his Word are one. The scripture foreseeing that God would justify the healing through faith preach, the scripture preached God preached there before the gospel under Abraham saying, "In you shall all nations be blessed". That's what he was talking about over there. Glory to God. Take THE BLESSING, take THE BLESSING. How do you do that with faith words, life words. "Attend to my words, incline thine ear unto my sayings. Keep them in the midst of your heart for they're life or medicine to all your flesh". To work to those that find it. Amen. And here it is. "For as many as are of the works of the law under the curse. For it is written, cursed is everyone that continues not in all the things which are written in the book of the law".
We just read it out of the book of the law. And then over in the book of Joshua, it was played out. This man was hung and impaled. This king. When they went through that very same thing again with a young group. Hallelujah. Isn't this amazing? Verse 12, "And the law is not of faith but the man that does them shall live in them. Christ, the Messiah, the anointed one has redeemed us from the curse of the law". Yee-hah! He has redeemed us from the curse of the law being made a curse for us. "For it is written, cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree". Glory to God.
Healing is happening right now. It's happening right now, receive your healing. You don't have to wait till later, take it now. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Now, "Cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree so that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus the anointed one, the Messiah that we might receive what the spirit promised. We might receive the promise of the spirit through faith".
Glory to God. Hallelujah. Through faith, through faith. I receive my healing this morning. My faith makes me whole. My faith makes me whole this morning. My faith takes care of me. My faith has healed me. Glory to God. Thank you Lord Jesus. And we see from this. Well, no, I'm not quite done there. As you finish reading that chapter, oh then the crowning message. The crowning message. Verse 26. "You are all the children of God by faith in Messiah Jesus, far as many of you as have been baptized into Christ, into him, into his body, into his anointing". Have put on that anointing. With the body of the anointed one. The anointing, the burden-removing, yoke-destroying power of almighty God.