Kenneth Copeland - There Is Power in the Name of Jesus
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Go back over there to book of Hebrews again. Verse six of the first chapter. "Again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, let all the angels of God worship him". Now whether you realize this or not, but these are the words that God spoke when he raised him from the dead. Amen. So, because... Again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he said, let all the angels of God worship him. Look at the eighth verse, but unto the Son, he saith, or he said thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever. And the scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom. What is a scepter? A king and his scepter in court, where the common person had no right to speak. And some sort of serious trial is being conducted. And the handmaiden has evidence, but she's not allowed to speak. She's in the King's court. And she's, hello, I was there. I was there and the king says, let her speak. When he pointed that scepter at her, she became equal in the King's court. And when I cried out to God with one simple phrase, Jesus come into my heart.
On the second day of November, 1962. The scepter of righteousness was pointed at me and I became equal with Jesus. So my words in the court of heaven count. And so do yours. Because we've been named after him, according to Ephesians chapter three. Conferred upon him, conferred upon him. And that... Unto the throne, unto the son, he saith, thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever, a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom. And I see Jesus when he came in and presented it. That's what the book of Hebrew is about. He's said to Mary don't touch me. I'm not yet appeared to my God and your God. The heavenly utensils of worship had to be cleansed with his blood. Adam's sin... Adam was God of this world. And then his lease on this earth, he just gave it away and just handed it to the devil. And they lost the blessing.
And God immediately set out to get that blessing back and in full power. And he needed the power of the name. He had to have a name. We had to have a weapon. They didn't have that weapon in the first covenant. But David used it because he was a covenant minded man. What did he say to the giant who was nine feet, nine or something? It was his size that frightened everyone. David, just a young teenager. We know he's less than 20 because if he'd been 20, he'd been in the army. No, he said, king I will kill him. He didn't say I'm going to try to kill him. He said, I'll kill him. This uncircumcised Philistine, oh, I mean he qualified the whole battle right there. This uncircumcised Philistine. He doesn't have a chance again. So what did David say? I come at you. I come to you in the name of the Lord, God of hosts. The Lord God of host, the God of host. You find it scattered out all the way through that first covenant, the Lord, God of host, the God of host.
The tithing scriptures talks about the God of hosts, will rebuke the devourer. What does that mean? The God of hosts. The Lord of hosts. He invoked the angelic armies of God. When he said that, he came in the name of the God that has all those angels and they help me before, and I'll help... Hey, I'm going to kill that guy. I don't care how big he is. I'm coming at him in the name. And he dropped him like a bad habit, right in the middle of the... Praise God. So I mean, the man's good with that slingshot. He had to be, because the Bible said, he used it while he was running towards the giant. He was running. But he was good. Had a lot of practice. He picked up five stones and didn't need, but one. Amen. Why? He had the name. He knew the name. Glory to God. He had the name. And because of his reverence for that name... And we've not had that kind of reverence, but we're we going to regain that? When the scribes of old would write the name of God, they would get up and go bathe and put on clean clothes. Just to write that precious. The name that's above every name.
We use the name God all the time, but that is relatively recent. It came out of German theology. God, G O D. Thank You, Lord, Jesus. Jehovah Rohi or Raah. He is my shepherd. Jehovah Jireh. He sees. He doesn't just provide, he sees and provides. Jehovah Rapha. The Lord that heals. I am the Lord that healeth thee. For healing to have passed away, God would've had to had changed his name and that is not going to happen. Amen. Jehovah Tsidkenu. He is my righteousness. Jehovah Shalom. I love this one. He is my peace. That word Shalom is translated prosperity. It's translated wellbeing. It's translated overwhelmingly prosperous. Glory to God. And it's Christian people that got the idea that God and poverty were tied together with a short rope. That's a lie from hell. Absolute lie.
The way it's best described, I learned this for Billye Brim who went to Israel and studied Hebrew. And this is the way they teach English speaking people that need to learn Hebrew. Shalom, nothing missing, nothing broken. Oh, isn't that good? Well, sure it's a name of a good God. He is absolute good. Jehovah Shammah. He is present. His spirit is in this room right now. His spirit is healing in this room right now. His spirit is healing out online right now. His work is being done all over the world right now by Him by his spirit. Thank You, Lord, Jesus. He will never leave me nor forsake me. Jehovah Nissi. He's my canopy, he's my covering, and his banner over me is love. That love is my banner. Praise God. Jehovah Sabaoth. Here it is, that's not Sabbath. It's Sabaoth. the Lord of hosts, the angelic armies of God. In the little book of Malachi it's used 22 times, especially in the tithing scriptures. Well, tithing is in the old covenant. No old tithing started in the garden. The first murder was over the tithe. This is an ordinance of God. No I don't have to tithe I'm privileged to tithe. And I think about it a lot of times, I'll say Lord, come on Lord.
Do you know what the tithe off that'll be? Yeah. Glory to go. Yes. The angelic armies of God, those names, there are many, many more names. I have a whole list of them, but those are the redemptive names of the Most High. He that dwell in the place and the shadow of the Most High God. There's no higher. There's no higher office. Jesus exalted from hell to the throne. And that's what happened to you. And that's what happened to me. Thank God. Headed to hell on skids. And that day it changed. Oh thank You, Jesus. All right. Now then... Now I'm saying all of this, because I'm talking about the name and the using of that name and learning how to use that name. And we have to go back to recurrent training in the Bible. We have to read it and study that name. We have to study the book of Hebrews. We have to look up the word name and just go all the way through the Bible and see whose name works. And who's doesn't. Hallelujah. Recurrent training on faith. Recurrent training on the name. Anyway. Now then...
Let's go to Acts chapter three. Now you remember what happened in third chapter of the book of Acts. Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer being three o'clock in the afternoon. A certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called, Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, ask an alms. Peter fastening, his eyes upon him with John, said, look on us. He gave heed unto them expecting to receive something of them. Why? Why did he expect to receive something from them? Jesus went in and out of that temple, over and over and over and over. And he was a temple beggar. Which meant he had every right to be there. And you know how many times Jesus just pointed to Judas and said, come on. But the man didn't get healed under Jesus' ministry.
Now isn't that amazing? So he saw Peter and John and he thought, here come my boys. No, I mean, I'm expecting something from them. I know, I know they're going... I know these boys now. Oh yeah. They're followers of Jesus and I know, glory to God. Then Peter said, silver and gold have I none. Now you could get into that. And I don't... That's not necessary now. But such as I have, such as I have give I thee in the name of Jesus, the anointed one of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand. Why the right hand Brother Copeland? What difference does it make? Don't start that. Just little wicked side issues that just sidetracking. In the name of Jesus. He took him by the right hand, lifted him up and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood and walked and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God. Glory to God. Walking and leaping and praising, walking and leaping and praising God.
And as the lame man, which was healed, held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch. That is called Solomon's, greatly wondering. I wonder. Oh, I wonder. What is that? That's a sign and a wonder, makes people wonder. And wonder is not faith. And miracles don't cause faith. They cause people to wonder and investigate. When Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, you men of Israel why marvel ye at this? Why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness, this didn't happen because I'm an apostle. He didn't have being an apostle on his mind. He had Jesus and this man. This man before whom he had walked many, many, many, many, many, many times. Every time he went to temple, he walked past this man. I mean he saw him and gave him money. I dare say he gave him money while he was in the fishing business. Cause he was a wealthy man then. Amen. Glory to God.
Being an apostle, had nothing in the world to do with this. Thank You, Lord Jesus. The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom you delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; and killed the Prince of life whom God hath raised from the dead, whereof we are witnesses. And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom you see and know: yea, the faith, which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. Glory to God. Thank You, Lord, Jesus. I said thank You, Lord Jesus. Oh, glory to God.
Now you go over to the fourth chapter and as they speak unto the people, the priest and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees, came upon them being grieved, that they taught the people and preached through Jesus, the resurrection from the dead. And they laid hands on them and put them in hold unto the next day for: it was now eventide. Howbeit, many of them which heard the word believed. The same ones that were wondering, Jesus got up and preached and they found out the power was in that name. And they had heard him preach just days before. And they began to realize what these people have been saying all the time is true. His name can do anything he can do. His name can do anything that he did. His name can do anything that he said, faith in that name is having faith in Jesus.