Kenneth Copeland - Repent of Sin To Stay Well
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Healing School, Healing School. And this is our Healing School textbook. We use a lot of scripture. In the Book of Hebrews. Oh, I'll tell you, I love this book. This is one where you can live and just work and listen and live. And it just has the Apostle Paul all over it. Somebody said, "Well, we don't know the writer of the Hebrews". Oh yes, we do. Come on, read it. It refers to Timothy of course and it's the Apostle Paul style. I mean, he argues his case from the top to the bottom. Glory to God. Thank You, Jesus. Look at the first verse of the 13th chapter. "Let brotherly love continue". Uh-uh. You want to stay well? That's what you're going to have to do. You're going to have to do that to get well in the first place because faith works by love. It's God's faith.
Jesus said, "Have faith in God," but that's a little off in the translation in the King James. He actually said, "Have the faith of God". Have the faith of God, have the God kind of faith. Amen. Have the faith of God. Well, the faith that resides in your spirit, that spiritual force and came when you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Well, where else did you get it other than God? It is the gift of God. It's the God kind of faith. It's God's faith. Amen. And it works by love. Why? God is love. So that's love's faith on the inside of you and you can choose to love or to not love. Love is not a feeling, it's a person manifested in the man of Jesus, praise God and He's alive. And love is in this room this morning. And love is wherever you are this morning. Praise God.
And love is in us. "Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unaware". What? Come on. This room is full of angels today. They are here. They are healing agents. The testimony of one man that came into the ministry. Oh, I tell you, this one this is an exciting thing. When it's all exciting, I'm pretty easily excited when it comes to faith in the Word of God, but he had terrible, terrible heart disease. And he woke up in the middle of the night, woke up and this very large man was standing over him and had his hands in his chest. He said, "Go on back to sleep. Everything's okay". And he just went back to sleep. Woke up the next morning with a new heart. "I wish that had happened to me". Well, quit wishing. Stop wishing. Praise God. Your angel.
You say, "I have an angel"? Oh yeah. Oh yes. Jesus said so. Sometimes just go through and look at angels. The Bible is full of angelic beings, full of the work of angels. In the Book of Hebrews, angels are all over this book. In the first chapter, are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those that are the heirs of salvation? Well, absolutely. Glory to God. Thank You, Jesus. "Remember them that are in bonds as bound with them and then which suffer adversary as being yourselves also in the body. Marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled, but whoremongers and adulterers, God will judge. Let your conversation, let your character be without covetousness and be content with such things as you have for he has said, 'I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.'"
I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. That's huge. I will never. I will never. I will never, ever, ever, never. I will never, ever, ever. I will never. Never will I. I will never. I will never, ever. I will never, ever. I will never, ever, ever, ever. I will never, ever, ever, ever leave you. I will never ever, ever, ever forsake you even at times when you just did something that's nasty and you wish you hadn't done it, He's still there and He will never forsake you. No, He won't. And He's always nudging you to repent anyway. He's bumping you up towards repentance all the time anyway and He won't forsake you and He won't put you down. Once you repent of a sin, He'll never mention that sin to you again, it's over, it's gone, cleansed. So stop feeling ugly about it. He's forgotten your sins and trespasses, so you forget them. Amen. Don't let that become a burden to you. Be honest about it and call it by its nasty name. Don't call it your problem. Yeah, it's a problem, but own it. "Yeah, Lord, I lied".
Well, what in the world did I lie about? Well, for one thing I told them, I'd be there at 3:00 and I showed up at 4:15. Now I just lied about it and I repent of it and I wasted an hour of their time waiting on me. That was a lie and I repent of it and I repent to them. And it might've been a bigger lie. It might've just been a whopper. Well, own it and then dump it. Just go over to first John, the first chapter and lean on His blood, lean on His blood. I carry the little communion cups. Does your church use those little plastic ones that has a little plastic thing on the top? Do you know where those came from? You probably don't.
Many years ago, the Worldwide Communion Service on satellite. This was the very beginning of satellites and one of our very closest friends, they called him Mr. Satellite and Clyde McGee, and he helped us connect those satellites together. It had never been done. And I can just see Yonggi Cho in South Korea and they were receiving communion, sites all over the world. And so Welch's juice designed those so we can have those just by the hundreds and by the thousands of if you needed to. They designed those little guys for us so we didn't have to have little glasses. Isn't that cute? Don't you love it?
Just like on this trip, I put several of them in there so I could take communion each day and just take them with you. Fix your little Ziploc bag, put your communion cups in there and take them with you and just receive communion, and just commune with God and commune over your healing and the forgiveness of sin, glory to God, and depend on it. Just stay over in that area and just stay in the realm of repentance all the time. Amen. And John asked me one time, now John's kind of blunt. "Daddy, how come you always know what I did or what I'm going to do"? I said, "Because son, I did it before you did". And he's so much like me. I said, "Since I had me figured out, I have you figured out. You understand that"? And John Copeland is still my best friend. And the Lord taught me this many, many years ago. And you need to understand this about your children because this will help you stay well.
John was just a young, young boy and the Word of the Lord came to me. Now, listen carefully because this is healing. It's healing for you. It's healing for your family. It's healing for your children. And I don't care how old they are. And the Lord said to me... I've only heard the audible voice of God one time. But anyway, it's in here. Every born again believer has this, but you need to practice His presence and talk to Him and then listen, shut up, listen, take some time and just tell Him how much you love Him. Lord, I love you more than I love my life. I'm yours to command. I remember the first time I was in a meeting in Houston, it was not my meeting, I was just there and just praising God and had a wonderful meeting. And I was over on my knees and I thought, "You know, I don't know that I have ever told the Lord how much I love Him". And I just said it. I said, "Lord, I love You". Right here He said, "I love you too, son".
I just wept. He said something to me that wasn't a rebuke. I got a lot of rebuking in those days because my life was changing and He told me He loved me. God loves me. God loves Kenneth, Kenneth. He loves Kenneth. Well, later on, please listen to me carefully. If someone over there's asleep, punch them and say, "You need to hear this". You really need to hear this. Oral Roberts University and I just learned about the prayer of agreement. Wow. This is huge. This is like a bird nest on the ground. You can do anything with this and how I was just taken back. And I was in the 17th chapter of John. I didn't realize then, turn there with me please. I didn't realize then that 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 chapters of John were all at that covenant meal in the middle of the night and Jesus, He has taken Passover. What's He doing? He has taken communion with them. That's where communion came from was that supper.
The Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 11. "On the night that he was betrayed, He took bread". Right there. Look at this. I said, "Lord," I'm in our little house there and I'm just walking around And I thought, "Oh Lord". I said, "Jesus, you prayed this prayer. I'm going to agree with You". And I just began to read down through it "And this is life eternal that they might know thee only God and Jesus Christ". And I said, Oh, I agree with that. "I have glorified thee on Earth" and I finished. I agree with it. And I just went down and I'm telling you, and you're talking about a blessing. And it's just flowing. It's just flowing through me and flowing over me. And I came down and I'm agreeing. "They are not of this world even as I'm not of this world, sanctify them". The 17th verse. And then the 18th verse, "You sent me into the world even so I also sent now" I said, "Oh God, He's sending me to the world". And then I got to the 20th verse, "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also, which shall believe on me through their word". And I said, "Dear God, He's praying for me. He is praying for me". Do you understand that? "He's praying for me that they all may be one as our father are in me and I am thee that they also may be one in us that the world may believe that thou has sent me and the glory, which now gave me and I've given them".
I stuttered a little bit on that one, but, yeah, okay. I agree. "I am them and now in me that they may be made perfect in one. And that the world may know that thou have sent me and has loved them as though has". What? "Loved them as thou has loved me". No. "As loved them as thou has loved me". No, no. God loves me as much as He loved Jesus? No, no, no. See, I didn't know I was a new creature, that came later. I just now got a hold of the prayer of agreement. I hadn't gotten that far yet. Well, I did, but it wasn't real to me yet. God loves me as much as He does Jesus. That can't be true. That can't be true, but it's written in red. How can I agree with this? And I started walking around that room and I go, "Oh God, you love me as much as you love Jesus"? No. If it hadn't been written in red, there's no way I can believe this. And so I raised my hand and I was trembling. There was fear in me.
See, I'm just an old sinner saved by grace. Well, now wait a minute, dumdum you were an old sinner and you did get saved by grace so straighten up. But I kept walking around that room. "God loves me". I did not really want to say it at first. I was trembling all over that God loves Kenneth. God loves Kenneth as much as He loves Jesus. And I was trembling all over and I'm walking around that room. And the more I said it, the stronger I got. And by the time I got through, I was shouting it and I've been shouting it ever since. Well, just think about it a little bit. Of course, He loves you as much as He loved Jesus because He sent Jesus to get you. Amen. The one Son to bring, He sowed one Son to bring many sons to glory and heal them. Glory to God. God loves Kenneth and I'm just walking around that little ol' room, "God loves Kenneth. God loves Gloria. God loves me. He loves me. I love God. And He loves me and He loves me. And I love God. He loves everything but sin, but He loves the sinner". Amen. That'll heal you.
Now the Lord said to me, "Kenneth, John thinks you think he's a bad boy". I said, "Lord, I don't think he's a bad boy". He said, "You magnify his sin. He does something wrong and you get on him. He does something wrong and you get on him". I said, "Okay, I'll fix that". Well, he said, "Now wait a minute. You need to understand this. You're only the father of his flesh. You're not the Father of his spirit. Is he born again"? I said, "Yes, he is. I led him to the Lord when he was a little boy". Then he said, "You are primarily brothers in Christ, not father and son". So I came home from that meeting and when I got home, I said, "John, when's the last time I bought you a tank of gas"? He had a pickup. Well, he never had money enough for gas, but he said, "Well, it's been a long time, daddy". I said, "Come on, get in your truck. Let's go buy some gas. Let's fill her up".
And we got in the truck and headed over there. I said, "John, the Lord said this to me in the meeting we were just in that you think that I think you're a bad boy". And he teared up. He said, "Daddy, I'd done enough to make you think I'm a bad boy". I said, "Boy, let me tell you something. I'm not just your daddy". I said, "Do you know Jesus as your Lord"? "Yes sir". I said, "We're brothers in Christ Jesus. You are my brother in the Lord and you're my friend. You're not just my son". And I said, "I want to tell you something. If you were to commit the most heinous crime in history and they put you so far back in a dungeon they had to pipe light to you. I want to tell you something, boy. That's the day I use all of my influence and everything I know how to do to get you out and make you a free man again. Because I don't hold your sin against you and I will never again magnify your sin, son. Never, I never will. If I see you need correcting, I'll do it because I've taught you that. That's scriptural so that you live long, obey your parents and honor your parents that you live long on the Earth". I said, "Of course I want you to live long on the Earth". We're just good friends.
Now then, Psalm 1:45, that third verse. "Great is the Lord and highly to be praised. And His greatness is so vast and deep as to be unsearchable". The eighth verse. "The Lord is gracious and full". Say full. He's full, full. Let me alter that a little bit. "He is compassion and Jesus moved with compassion. Well, He's God manifested in the flesh, full of compassion, slow to anger, abounding in mercy and loving kindness. The Lord is good to all and His tender mercies are over all His works, the entirety of things created". Oh Lord, the 12th verse. "To make known to the sons of men His mighty deeds in the glorious majesty of His kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and your dominion endures throughout all generations". And the 16th verse. "You open your hand and satisfy every living thing with favor". That's the favor of God. He in the 19th verse, "He will fulfill the desires". Listen to Him. He will fulfill the desires. Do you desire to be healed this morning? You desire to be healed this morning online? You desire to be well this morning? "He will fulfill the desires of those who reverently and worshipfully fear him. He also will hear their cry and save them". He's a good God. He is completely good. He is all good. He is nothing bad. He is light. There's no darkness in Him and He loves you and He wants you well.