Kenneth Copeland - Speak Faith or Stay Silent
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Have faith in God. Have the God kind of faith. Have the faith of God, "For verily, I say unto you, that whosoever", I'm a whosoever, and you're a whosoever, "Shall say under this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things, which He says shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he says. Therefore, I say unto you, 'What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, you shall have them. And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any". Faith in God. "Oh, Brother Copeland, you don't know what happened to me". Well, have faith in God. "Yeah, but what about my finances"? Have faith in God. Hallelujah. "Hallelujah? But Brother Copeland, I don't get what it was, have faith in God". Stop what you're doing right now, and start your faith working again. Put a rag in your mouth, and if you can't speak faith, shut up. Don't be saying anything.
I remember, someone that came up right in front of me, "That faith stuff doesn't work for me". Well, before I could think, it just came up out of me. It just did. Now, in closing this, the reason it's so important to be covenant aware, is because there is a faith side and a curse side; your choice, my choice. To choose life, you choose life words. The power of death and life are in the power of the tongue. It's one or the other. And you and I are the mouth of two or three witnesses. This is a spiritual concept; you and I are the deciding witness. I'm going to speak the Word, or I'm going to speak death. I'm just going to say, "I'm thrilled". Or I'm going to say, "I'm thrilled to death". Well, that's a lie. You didn't die. "My feet are killing me". No, they're not. Now I've had sore feet. I know how that hurts, but I lived over it. I got me some new shoes. No, I didn't got me. I bought some new shoes. "But that doesn't work for me". Are you that far gone? What do you think and say means everything. Learn to not be so quick to take credit. I had learned that hard way. There are things that can be quickly over in the area of judgment. And it is so sly.
Jesus said, "Judge not, that you be not judged". And one of those things is, "If I was her. If I was pastor, I wouldn't have done that". If you had been pastor, that's exactly what you would have done, because you're not him. You're not her. So you're judging them, and setting yourself up to be better than the pastor. "Well, I didn't mean it". Well, don't say it. My suggestion, is to stop and pray about it, and think about it. "Well, now wait a minute. I don't know what was behind that. I don't know what the Lord said to him. I don't know what the Lord said to her. I cannot afford to judge that". Now, if you find you're just at odds with everything pastor said, get out of the church. You're in the wrong sheepfold. Somewhere, there's a pastor you agree with. But if he denies the power thereof, you'd better stay out of that one. "Brother Copeland, this stuff is complicated". No it isn't. It's an open book test. An open book. And it's in relationship to the amount of time that you spend in this.
Finally, know this, and understand this. The moment that little fella has a heartbeat, a spirit being has been released from heaven into the earth. The moment my heart began to beat in my mother's womb; not just my body, especially not my body, but my little spirit stepped into eternity. That's eternal life. You cannot cause a spirit to cease to exist. All your body does, is give you authority in the earth. But you stepped into eternal life. You're going to live forever and ever, and ever, and ever, and ever, and ever, and a day. And it became your choice and my choice where we spend eternity. And like Gloria said, "If you haven't made that choice while you're in this body, then the choice will be made for you. And you're not going to like it". Now I'm going to speak something to you now, that's little scary. Judas is still remembering the day that he kissed Jesus. He's remembering everything that Jesus said to him, everything that he saw, everything that he understood.
All those years and years, he's still remembering it. "Why did I do that? He gave me every chance to repent. Why didn't I do it? Why didn't I do it? Why didn't I do it? Why"? And he's still there today. The scripture says he is. Every head bowed, every eye closed. If you would say, "Brother Copeland, I've never made Jesus Christ the Lord of my life, I know that. But I want Him right now". Those of you watching me on television, or hearing this in any form, Jesus did all the hard part. He bled and He died and He went to hell, and He was raised again, and now is sitting on the right hand of the Father. Glory to God. Hallelujah. He ever makes intercession for you. He did everything but pray your prayer. And as I spoke of a few moments ago, that day these many years ago, right there in Little Rock, Arkansas, I just simply said, "Jesus, come into my heart". And He did. Gloria simply said, "Take my life, and do something with it". And He did. And it's for you right now. And it's the easiest thing you ever did in your life. Just let's all of us pray:
Oh Lord in heaven. I believe with all my heart that you raised Jesus from the dead. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. Take my life, and do something with it. You said when you were on earth you must be born again. I now see what that means. I must become a new creature in Christ. I receive it right now by faith. I believe it. I receive it. And I say it. I am saved. I am born again. And now Lord Jesus, fill me with your precious Holy Spirit to overflowing. And right now, I believe that. And I fully expect to speak in other tongues just like they did on the day of Pentecost. You're the same Jesus. And Holy Spirit, you're the same Holy Spirit. My supernatural praise language. My supernatural prayer language.
Let's all stand, please. Let's all stand. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. Praise you, Lord. Praise, just come on, come on, come on, come on. Just praise Him. Just praise Him. Now are we faith people? Say this: "I'm born of God. I'm born from above. I'm born again because of the goodness of God. And Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He went about doing good and healing. All that were oppressed by the devil. For God, who is so good was with him. That same God that was with Jesus is with me. That same God who was in Jesus. is in me. And what happened at Babel, languages were confused, He has given it back to us in a heavenly language. We can speak by the Spirit of God". Interpret that.
Pastor John Jester: When you speak by the Spirit, you speak that which is ordained by God.
Kenneth Copeland: Yes.
Pastor John Jester: And it comes out of you into the atmosphere. It creates what God wills to be created in the earth. So use your prayer language to change your reality, change your situation, and not just yours, but those who are around you. And lift every situation to that high place where we are above. When you speak out of your spirit, you stir that thing up.
Kenneth Copeland: Yeah. That's what I'm saying.
Pastor John Jester: You stir up the Spirit of God. You stir it up. You stir it up. And when you say what God says, you use your faith to create that which comes out of the reborn, recreated spirit, that new recreated reality.
Kenneth Copeland: ...My Word stir yourself up.
Pastor John Jester: Yeah.
Kenneth Copeland: Stir up the gift of God that is within you. Don't ask Him to stir you up. You stir Him up inside you. In the back. Right now, backs are being healed all over this audience, and all over the world. Backs are being healed, from the brain stem down to the very small of the back. Hips are being healed. Glory to God. Liver is being healed. Stomachs are being healed. Heart is being healed. Shoulders are being healed. Praise God. Come on. Sugar diabetes is being healed. Glory to God. Glory. And problem with the sinuses, adenoids, are part of this. Say it again. This part of the face. All, any kind of pain or problem in this part of... It's yours. Take it. It's yours. Grab hold of it.
Say, "It's mine. I take it now. I have the victory now. I'm a believer. I'm not a doubter. God is my God. This is my mind. I tell my mind what to think. The devil doesn't tell me what to think. Actually, God doesn't tell me what to think. His Word tells me what to think. I renew my mind to the covenants of blood. And I've been given the mind of Christ". The mind. The same anointing. The mind of the anointed one. That's what Christ means; The anointed One, the Messiah himself. So we have the same anointing available for our minds that was available on the earth when Jesus was 12 years old.
Pastor John Jester: Praise God. I can think with His thoughts.
Kenneth Copeland: I can think with His thoughts.
Pastor John Jester: Yes.
Kenneth Copeland: As long as I have a book.
Pastor John Jester: That's right.
Kenneth Copeland: Yes. I have a book. Somebody said we have inside information. And it's inside the Book of Covenants. I said, one time, I said, "Lord, you spoke to Moses face-to-face". He said, "Yes I did". I said, "Speak to me face-to-face". He said, "Why"? "Oh, why"? John, I literally pulled over to the side of the road. He said, "You have everything I said to Moses, you have everything I said to Joshua, you have everything I said to Caleb, you have everything that I said to the prophets. You have everything that I said to Jesus, you have everything that I said to the apostle Paul, everything I said to Peter".
Pastor John Jester: Wow.
Kenneth Copeland: He said, "Now what do you want"? And I was praying one day, "Oh God, send the power". Well, I heard the song, "Send the power of Jesus". The Psalms... "You can believe that song book, not all of our songbooks are all that hot". And I'm going on with that. "Oh God, when's a healing situation?' I wanted the expression of power". And He stopped me right where I stood. And right in here, He said, "Kenneth, where am I going to get it"? He said, "I'm number one. Who am I going to turn to and say, 'Kenneth needs more power'"? No. No. He said, "I'm living in you".
Pastor John Jester: Yes, that's right.
Kenneth Copeland: He's not there. He's here. He is there. But He lives here.
Pastor John Jester: That's right.
Kenneth Copeland: The power. Read the third chapter of the book of Ephesians. "He can do exceedingly, abundantly beyond all we can ask or think, according to the power that works within you". That's the greater work.
Pastor John Jester: That's right.
Kenneth Copeland: You'd better take this thing away from me.
Pastor John Jester: Praise God. I don't know if I want to.
Kenneth Copeland: Right in here.
Pastor John Jester: Amen.
Kenneth Copeland: Right at pain. Pain. Right through this area. Oh God, what is that? Oh, I don't know what that is, but I'll tell you it hurts. Right through here, and coming up through this part of your body. Whoever you are, wherever you are, it's healed right now, just take it.
Pastor John Jester: Lord, God.
Kenneth Copeland: I curse that pain, I command it to depart, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. And as God, and as the Lord Jesus representative in this earth, I am authorized to tell the blind, "You don't need to be blind anymore". I'm authorized to tell the poor, "you don't need to be poor anymore". I'm authorized to tell the sick, "you don't need to be sick anymore", because Jesus is here, He is there, and you don't need to be that captive. You don't need to be captive. Drug addict, you don't need to be captive. You're free. I call you free. I believe it. And I say it, by faith. I call you free.
Pastor John Jester: Free.
Kenneth Copeland: I call you loose. I call you. What do you say? What do you call yourself?
Pastor John Jester: Glory to God.
Kenneth Copeland: I call things that be not as though they were like Abraham.
Pastor John Jester: That's right. That's right.
Kenneth Copeland: I call myself well.
Pastor John Jester: Yes. Glory to God.
Kenneth Copeland: I call myself healed.
Pastor John Jester: Yes I do. In Jesus' name.
Kenneth Copeland: I call myself strong.
Pastor John Jester: Yes, Lord.
Kenneth Copeland: Not weak, strong.
Pastor John Jester: No, strong.
Kenneth Copeland: Let the weak say... I am strong. Let the poor say... I am rich. Let the sick say... I am well.
Pastor John Jester: Hey, glory to God.
Kenneth Copeland: We are faith people.
Pastor John Jester: Yes, we are.