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Kenneth Copeland - The Name of Greatness Is Ours


Kenneth Copeland - The Name of Greatness Is Ours

Let's go over to the Book of Ezekiel. And we will look here in the 28th chapter of Ezekiel. My Bible is chapter, I mean is page 1022. If you have a Copeland Reference Bible, that probably the same page. Anyway. The Book of Ezekiel. "And the prophet said the Word of the Lord came again to me saying, 'Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus,'" Now underline that if you haven't already, the prince of Tyrus. "Thus saith the Lord God, 'Because thine heart is lifted up and thou has said, 'I am a God, I sit in the seat of God in the midst of the seas,' yet thou art a man and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God.'" You're not God. Behold and so forth and so on. But now let's go down to the 12th verse, "Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus".

Now here's a guy that thought he was God, but now we're going to find out who's pumping that information into him. "And saying unto him, 'Thus saith the Lord God, 'Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. Thou has been in Eden the garden of God, every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle and gold, the workmanship of your tabrets, and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that you were created. 'In the day that you were created. Thou are the anointed cherub that covereth, And I have set thee so. Thou wast upon the holy mountain of God, thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that you were created until iniquity was found in you.'" He was perfect when God created him. He was the archangel of music. He still uses it today to corrupt people. And drive young people right into hell if he can. Did you ever notice how closely connected his music and drugs are?

Now I want you to see that he was perfect in the day that he was created, but iniquity was found in him. He had no tempter that's why he's doomed forever. He invented the lie. The scripture said, Jesus said, he's the father of liars. Now let's go to the Book of Isaiah and look at the 14th chapter. 14th chapter of the Book of Isaiah. And we'll read nine through 16. And I want to read this to you from the New King James and then we'll come back. "Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming". It stirs up the dead for you, all the chief ones of the earth it has raised up from their thrones. "All the kings of the nations they all shall speak and say to you, 'Have you also become weak as we? Have you become like us?' Your pomp is brought down to Sheol or hell, and the sound of your stringed instruments. The maggot is spread under you and worms cover you. How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning"! That's what that name means. Son of the morning.

"How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart, 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.' You shall be brought down to hell to the lowest depths of the pit". He was here on this earth. Now I'm convinced because of his name, God changed his name to Satan. I am convinced. Turn with me to the Book of Revelation. It is not the Book of Revelations. One Revelation, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass. And He sent and signified it by His angel unto the servant John".

Jesus has a personal angel. He's called the angel of the Lord. When you see angel of the Lord that is not Jesus, that is the angel of the Lord. I'm convinced. Now this doesn't have anything to do with your salvation, but it does have something to do with your knowledge of the name and your knowledge of your authority over the devil. I'm convinced because of his name that he was Jesus' personal angel. And he didn't want that. He wanted to be in charge, he wanted to rule. I will be like the Most High God. The fossil record does not lie. There were beings on this earth, there are signs of their being here. You can look at the animals and the art and those animals were not dinosaurs, they didn't have dinosaurs on the art because we have now representative of the animals that have been here ever since. But there were dinosaurs on this earth, there was a race of people on this earth. They're called the Neanderthal man, there's a missing link. And the reason it's missing is because it ain't there.

Now the key to this is in Ephesians 6. Look over there with me. Ephesians 6:10, "Finally my brethren be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places". Those are the highest ranking devils of all. They are the ones that are involved in nations and politics. Daniel 10. Praise God. Daniel went on a fast. "In those days I Daniel was mourning three weeks". A 21-day partial fast. "I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all till three whole weeks were fulfilled".

It's obvious he drank water, ate no pleasant bread, but he ate a little along. "And," verse 10, "behold an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands. And he said to me, 'O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, stand upright for unto thee I am now sent.' And when He had spoken this Word unto me, I stood trembling. Then he said to me, 'Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that thou did set thine heart to understand and to chasten thyself before God, your words were heard, and I am come for your words.'" This is obviously Gabriel. He's the messenger angel. He couldn't get in there. "But the prince, the prince of the kingdom of Persia," which is Iran... "Withstood me 21 days, 20 days, but lo, Michael, one of the chief princes came to help me".

Michael is the archangel of the armies of God. Over whom God is the Lord of Hosts. "Michael, one of the chief princes came to help me, and I remained there with the kings of Persia". And then he began to speak to him and so forth. "And then he came down and he said, 'Be strong. Be strong.' And when he had spoken unto me I was strengthened and said, 'Let my Lord speak for thou has strengthened me.' Then said he, 'Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? And now will I returned to fight with the prince of Persia. And when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Greece shall come.'" Wicked spirits in the heavenlies. That race of people that was on this earth when Lucifer was here, they all died. They are in the fossil record.

I told you there's a lot of time between Genesis 1, and there had to be a flood and wiped out that whole deal. Animals, people, all, wiped it completely out. The people, and they were people they were not human beings, but they were people. That was the Neanderthal man. And he didn't come from a gorilla. We know the gorilla from this age. Amen. Those, those are intelligent beings. They're not little imps. Not principalities of powers, not even the rulers of the darkness of this world but the wicked spirits in the heavenlies. And they mess with political things. I just read you where they were messing with Greece, and they were messing with Persia.

And Daniel didn't have the name of Jesus, he just had to pray and intercede and just hang in there and not give up and stand before God in great integrity. And God moved and laid down the prophetic words that would go forward and Israel would... Out of that. And then the end times those words, Jesus quoted some of those words. And then you come over into the Book of Revelation and it's all in there. It became part of the Holy Spirit record. Heavenly records. Amen. That's the reason God said, "Replenish the earth". Now He's also talking about replenishing it and all these other things, but it had to do with that. And like I said, doesn't have a thing in the world to do with your salvation. You believe it or not, I really don't care. I mean it's there and it has to be dealt with, particularly when you're dealing with the name.

Now, you know why blood had to be shed, you know why God had to get all this thing back and you know His beginning plan He could not... He's not going to stop there, He going to finish this. Amen. He's going to finish it. And so He created one just like Himself. And poured Himself into him. Amen. And then He made him a wife. And they don't have belly buttons. And I have seen artists rendering of Adam and Eve and their little navels are showing. A scar, yes. The navel started with Cain. Amen. Oh, there's a lot of other things I'd like to get, but time just won't allow. But this shows us the goodness of God. He just wouldn't quit, He just kept on. This thing's going to be good one way or the other, and He just kept on and kept on and kept on.

Now we don't know, we can't go back far enough to get the very first of that other creation but I can tell you this, Lucifer was the most beautiful of all the archangels. So this must have been a beautiful place when He created it and the people must have been absolutely beautiful people. But then they followed him. The whole lot of them followed him. Adam was never a cave man. And that early creation, I dare say they were not either until they got warped. And they just kept going down and going down until they just turned into animals, and it just had to be flooded. Didn't any of them make it. But God said, "No, let's start again". "We'll fix this. We're going a step higher". Because he had a plan. And so now, I'm just making this up be understand?

And you know He just said, "Well Son, what do you think we ought to do"? "Well, come on Father. Let's don't give up on them. Oh, I have an idea". " What"? "Make one like me. I'll be a man, make one like me. And I'm ready. I'll be a man if you need me to. And we don't want to get in this trap again". Hallelujah. And He gave Him a name. Hallelujah. He gave Him a name above every name that's named. And God's name that is so powerful that had somebody just said it, He'd just kill you. So powerful. And when Adam fell he couldn't just run to hug Him up, He'd burned him up. That power and that glory is just so awesome. No. He had to take care of him and help him. Let's get this blessing back. And it began for you and me. That's what takes us into that 91st Psalm. Let's close with it. We did it this morning, I want to close with this because of the... Glory to God.

Psalm 91, three people speaking, "I will say of the Lord". And then Jesus comes along, "Surely, Kenneth, He'll deliver you from the snare of the fowler". And so forth. And then the Father steps in. And He says, "Because he has set His love upon me, therefore I will deliver him, I will set him on high because he's known my name. And with long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation". Because he's known my name. My name God was saying. My name. Spelled in Hebrew, Yud Hey Vav Hey . Greg, I saw you over there. Where are you? Please Professor, come here a moment. Professor Greg Stephens... Teaches first covenant survey. And he and I have done a lot of broadcast on covenant and so forth. And so talk to us now. We've spent a lot of time talking about the name. But what thrilled me so was Paleon-Hebrew.

Greg Stephens: Paleo, ancient Hebrew.

Kenneth Copeland: Yeah. Ancient Hebrew. Now the Cherokee people, there are Cherokee mounds in... And they excavated those and they found artifacts that were made out of Middle Eastern alloy. And they had small drawings on them and they couldn't figure out what it was. And they took it to a language expert and he said, "It's ancient Hebrew". This was before the Hebrew like you and I see those letters. And they were signs and pictures.

Greg Stephens: If you would think of hieroglyphs in Egypt, they're pictures.

Kenneth Copeland: Yeah.

Greg Stephens: And the pictures are beautiful because the pictures tell a story that modern Hebrew doesn't or even biblical Hebrew doesn't when you see the pictures. And one is the name of the Lord, Yud Hey Vav Hey.

Kenneth Copeland: Yes.

Greg Stephens: So Yud Hey Vav Hey. Behold, is one letter. The hand. So Yud is hand, Vav is a nail. Behold. Behold the hand, behold the nail. That's the name of the Lord.

Kenneth Copeland: Yeah. Go ahead.

Greg Stephens: It's a picture symbol for them to be able to recognize, there were little clues all throughout scripture, for them to be able to recognize Him when He came. Behold the hand, behold the nail. Yud Hey Vav Hey.

Kenneth Copeland: Yeah, Come on. Come on. Hey, that's got to thrill you through and through. Hallelujah. Thank you, Greg. Praise God. Oh, praise God. That name, that name. Oh, that name. The name that's above all names that are named. Names in heaven, names in earth, names under the earth, oh, must bow their knee to that name. That name. And you and I know the name. Oh, we know the name! And it's the name of goodness, it's the name of power, it's the name of wonders, it's the name of greatness and it's ours!
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