Gloria Copeland Sunday Praying With Fire for the Nations (28-Jan-2018). You can change the world in your living room by releasing the firepower of prayer! Watch Gloria Copeland and Billye Brim on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they share how you are called as an intercessor for the nations, just as Jesus intercedes for you. He has promised to deliver them if we continue praying with fire for the nations!
Welcome to the Believer's Voice of Victory. Today Gloria Copeland And Billye Brim instruct you to be praying God's will for the nations. Wherever you live on this planet earth, as a believer, you are commissioned to pray for your nation. GLORIA: Hello, everybody, and welcome to the Believer's Voice of Victory. Hallelujah. Billye's back, Billye Brim, from Prayer Mountain in the Ozarks. And she's going to share some things with us that are very, very vital in our days. And we're glad to have you, Billye. BILLYE: Thank you, Gloria. I just love being here with you. GLORIA: We love you coming. BILLYE: Mm-hmm. I'm glad you're my GLORIA: Just come any time. BILLYE: dear friend, bless the Lord. GLORIA: I am your dear friend, and you are my dear friend.
full text Gloria Copeland Sunday Praying With Fire for the Nations 28-Jan-2018
BILLYE: And people watch us, you know what, Gloria, and I see them everywhere. And they say, "We get a cup of coffee and we sit down with you." GLORIA: That's a good idea. BILLYE: "And we feel like we're your friends, too." GLORIA: Yes. BILLYE: And you are. GLORIA: Yes. BILLYE: And you're our brothers and sisters, and we're glad to have you here. GLORIA: So just join us. BILLYE: Yes. And GLORIA: Hallelujah.
BILLYE: and probably you were here with us last week, so you know how we went into studying, really, the priesthood, and studying the fires of God on the altars, and studying even how the word for ish and ishah, male and female, are the root word of it is fire. GLORIA: Hmm. Praise God. BILLYE: So I don't know. You know, we could we could say there's a fire shut up in my bones. GLORIA: That's right. BILLYE: And we would be scriptural.
GLORIA: That's right. BILLYE: Because it was in the female and the male that the word "fire" is the root word of that. Well, in the Old Testament, we looked at the priesthood. We looked at the altar of incense and how incense arises rose to God and how that's that our it's a type of our prayers. And our payers rise to God like a sweet smelling savor. And they are saved in vials of gold. GLORIA: Hmm. BILLYE: So prayer and incense and the priesthood all fit together in the scheme of God. And in the Old Testament, which the Bible tells us is an example to us and that it is types and shadows and so in the Old Testament, there are three offices that men stood in, men and women, and they were anointed. And they were prophet, priest, and king. And so the Lord Jesus Christ, He's the fulfillment of all of it, all of prophecy. He's the fulfillment of it. So He is the soon-coming king. He's already king in our hearts, but He's the soon-coming king of the whole of the earth and all the nations. GLORIA: Praise You, Jesus. BILLYE: And on earth here, He'll have set up a visible kingdom. And of course, He was the prophet, the essence of all prophecy and fulfillment of all. But His present-day ministry right now is that of priest. The present-day ministry of Jesus Christ is priest. I would recommend to you a book by Kenneth E. Hagin called, "The Present Day Ministry of Jesus Christ." It's marvelous, and it shows how His present-day ministry is priest and how we, as the Body of Christ, are a royal priesthood. And that is what prayer is. When we are praying, especially when we're praying for others, we're operating as priests, a royal priesthood. His present-day ministry as high priest is really covered in the book of Hebrews.
But I just chose a few of the verses to read here. There were many more, but we're going to start with Hebrews 2:17. "Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people." In His office of high priest, He has walked in a body like you and I walk. So He knows about where we have walked, what we've walked in. And so He then can be our faithful high priest. Hebrews 3:1, "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus."
And that word is "profession" translated, it's "confession." So He's the high priest of your confession. When you make your confession that you took Him as your Lord, then He's the high priest. It said, "This one follows me, Father." And He's also the high priest of your daily confessions with your mouth to bringing them to pass. You want to make sure your confessions are right. He's the high priest of it. Hebrews 4:14, "Seeing then " Oh, I just love this verse. "Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus Christ Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession," or our confession. Again, it's talking about Him being the high priest of our confession. "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but he was in all points tempted like as we, yet he was without sin." Hebrews 8:1, "Now the things which we have spoken of the things which we have spoken this is the sum " It's talking about Him being our high priest, but this is the sum of it. "We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens." That's the sum of it. He was lifted up above all principality, power, might, and dominion. It is we are told in Ephesians. And He's seated at the right hand of the Father. Colossians tells us to keep our mind there on Him where He is seated at the right hand of the Father. And Ephesians tells us we're seated there with Him. GLORIA: Praise God. BILLYE: We are seated there in Him. GLORIA: Now, may I ask you a personal question? BILLYE: Uh-oh. (Laughs) GLORIA: Do you remember when, some years ago, we learned that we had to say right if we wanted things to be right, from Brother Hagin?
BILLYE: Listen, girl, our confession here that He's high priest of, do I ever remember. GLORIA: Thank God that we learned that, Billye. BILLYE: Thank God, Glo. GLORIA: No telling what we'd be like today if we hadn't learned to speak right. BILLYE: Well, I can kind of remember in my carnal mind how I was GLORIA: (Laughs) BILLYE: and how I would have been. GLORIA: Oh, my. BILLYE: Because I was and I'm not going there. GLORIA: We so got the message to you'd if you don't want it, don't say it. But it changed our whole lives. Everything we said, we tried to we endeavored and did say what we wanted to come to pass, based on the Word of God. And we wouldn't say anything different. And if we did slip up and say something different, we repented and we asked the Lord to just do away with that, "We repent of that. That's not what we say." And then we'd say the right thing. BILLYE: That's right, right quick right quickly. GLORIA: Yeah, that's right. BILLYE: And, Gloria, think about it now. You He's right there to hear what you say. He hears it. GLORIA: That's right. BILLYE: And it's got to be something He can take before the Father, you know? At GLORIA: Well, yeah. BILLYE: in His high priestly. GLORIA: Yeah. BILLYE: He can't take junk. So if you're conscious of Him being there when you make your confessions, we're going to find out that in that place, He intercedes for us. GLORIA: That's good. BILLYE: It's all Him. And He's the high priest of it. It all works with the Father and with Him. GLORIA: And we've got it. We got that you can have what you say, back in those old days BILLYE: We did. GLORIA: when we BILLYE: We policed each other, by the way. GLORIA: Yeah, we did. BILLYE: "Oh, don't say that."
GLORIA: You can have what you say. And, boy, we said right and we still do that today. We endeavor to speak only what we want to come to pass. BILLYE: Mm-hmm. GLORIA: And if we do get negative, we repent. But, you know BILLYE: We recognize it right away. GLORIA: after so many years, it's BILLYE: You recognize it right away. GLORIA: it's not the normal thing to be negative. BILLYE: And you recognize it. GLORIA: Yeah. BILLYE: Bless the Lord. Thank God. GLORIA: And what and what about it? We've had things that have gone well with us. BILLYE: Mm-hmm, they have gone well. Oh, my goodness, Gloria. Oh. GLORIA: Glory to God. So it's a key to BILLYE: Every once in a while, Shelli GLORIA: the blessing. BILLYE: Every once in a while, Shelli will say to me, "Mama, this is a long way from in the kitchen peeling potatoes when you got your first you know, heard the voice of God." Bless the Lord. GLORIA: Hallelujah. BILLYE: Now GLORIA: Okay. BILLYE: He's our high priest. He is the head another thing in the Bible that we have to understand is, we're called the Body of Christ.
He is the head GLORIA: Mm-hmm. BILLYE: we are the body. Now, He's the high priest. So if the head is a high priest, the body also is in a priesthood. GLORIA: Mm-hmm. BILLYE: And we see this spelled out for us in I Peter 2:9, "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood," you are a royal priesthood, " an holy nation, a peculiar people " and that really means a purchased people. You were purchased by His blood, " that you should " and here's your here's your call, here's your job, " that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." GLORIA: Praise God. BILLYE: So you should walk around as a living example GLORIA: Yeah. BILLYE: of someone who's light GLORIA: Yeah. BILLYE: and light in a dark world. GLORIA: And your words should reflect that. BILLYE: And your words your words, your priesthood words should reflect that. GLORIA: That's right. BILLYE: Now GLORIA: Hallelujah.
BILLYE: the King James Version of Revelation 1:6 reads, "He has made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." GLORIA: Hallelujah. BILLYE: Now, this is that same scripture, Revelation 1:6, in the Amplified translation, "He formed us into a kingdom (a royal race), priests to His God and Father-to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion " GLORIA: Yes, glory. BILLYE: " throughout the ages forever and ever. Amen." GLORIA: Throughout the ages. That sort of settles that, "throughout the ages." BILLYE: That settles it, girl. GLORIA: Forever. BILLYE: It ain't ever going to change. GLORIA: It's not ever going to change. BILLYE: Never going to change! GLORIA: Glory to God. BILLYE: He's not going to change. He's an unchanging God. GLORIA: That's right. BILLYE: And it's not going to change that His body is a royal race. GLORIA: We know that He's there's no shadow of turning in Him, the Scripture says. BILLYE: No. GLORIA: But now this says that now we're involved with something that's not going to change. BILLYE: Yes. GLORIA: Glory to God. BILLYE: And we're to show this forth. Bless the Lord. Now, "Christ" of course, is the Greek translation of the "anointed one." The Hebrew would be mashiach, Messiah. So Brother Copeland, quite some time ago, the Lord told him, "When you see that word 'Christ,' translate it." GLORIA: Mm-hmm, yeah. BILLYE: And so He is the anointed One. So what is the anointed One doing in His present-day ministry as high priest up at the right hand of the Father? Well, for one thing, He's doing this: Hebrews 7:25, "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost " GLORIA: Praise God.
BILLYE: " that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." GLORIA: That's present day. BILLYE: Present-day ministry. GLORIA: That's right now. BILLYE: Right now. GLORIA: That's every day. BILLYE: Right now, He's at GLORIA: Glory to God. BILLYE: the right hand of the Father. GLORIA: Yeah, and He's able. BILLYE: And He's making intercession for you and for me GLORIA: Praise God. BILLYE: and for mankind. GLORIA: Yes. BILLYE: Somebody's praying for you, and it's Jesus the high priest, your high priest. GLORIA: Praise God. And we need to receive that and depend on it. BILLYE: Absolutely. GLORIA: Yes. BILLYE: Romans 8:34 tells us the same thing, "Who is he that condemns? It is Christ," the anointed One, "that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of the Father, who also maketh intercession for us." GLORIA: I'm an "us." BILLYE: I'm in that "us" bunch. GLORIA: Yes. BILLYE: And He's GLORIA: And you and us depend on that. BILLYE: Absolutely. He's making intercession for you, Gloria. GLORIA: That's the most important thing that could ever happen to us in this lifetime. BILLYE: That's right. GLORIA: And that Jesus would be at the right hand of the Father, making prayers available for us, intercession available BILLYE: And isn't that a lot? GLORIA: on my behalf. Hallelujah. BILLYE: You're never alone. He never leaves you nor forsakes you.
GLORIA: Phew, that's powerful. BILLYE: He never leaves the right hand of His Father. Of course, He's omnipresent. And He has got you on His mind. You know that GLORIA: But, you know, we have to receive that. BILLYE: Mm-hmm. GLORIA: I mean, I could read that if I never thought about it again, and I didn't receive it and take it like it was actually true, because it is actually true. BILLYE: Absolutely. GLORIA: Then it wouldn't be working for me. BILLYE: No. GLORIA: We have to receive these things by faith. BILLYE: And you can't run around saying, "Oh, why?" or "Where is God"? GLORIA: "Woe is me." BILLYE: "Why did He forsake me?" He didn't forsake you. GLORIA: That's right. BILLYE: He's right there with you in His in His intercession. GLORIA: You might have forsaken Him, but He didn't forsake you. BILLYE: Yeah, mm-hmm. And He's the head, and we're the body. GLORIA: Hallelujah. BILLYE: So we, too because He makes intercession, we're to make intercession. GLORIA: Yes, that's right. BILLYE: So we're instructed to make intercession. And here's one of the things we're instructed to make intercession for. This scripture is just prominent in my teaching and my thinking these days. I Timothy 2:1, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all " And I wrote a new book and I started it out with the title of "First of All." " supplications, prayers, intercessions intercessions " "Intercession" is, you're praying for someone else. GLORIA: Mm-hmm. BILLYE: " intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth." GLORIA: Now, if we're not having a quiet and peaceable life BILLYE: In your country, the United States. GLORIA: in all-godliness and honesty BILLYE: Yeah, it's because you didn't obey God. GLORIA: we're not doing it right. BILLYE: You didn't pray "first of all."
GLORIA: That's right. BILLYE: Before you pray for your family GLORIA: Yes, amen. BILLYE: before you pray for you, me, anything else, we're supposed to be praying, first of all, for those in authority. GLORIA: Amen. BILLYE: Now, that is not something new God thought up in the New Testament GLORIA: No. BILLYE: because it is written in Malachi 3:6, "I am Yod-Heh-Waw-Heh," we might say, "Jehovah" or "Yahweh," "I change not." GLORIA: Yes, amen. BILLYE: He never changes. If He didn't like something in the Old Testament, He still doesn't like it today. GLORIA: Here's a key that here's a key, though, in Verse 4, "Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth." Now, if you're not saved, if you're not born again, you could be by making Jesus the Lord of your life. And then it's up to you to get in a good church, in a in the Word of God yourself and come into the knowledge of the truth. You have to spend time in the Word. You're you even when you got born again and filled with the Spirit, you didn't have all knowledge of the Word. BILLYE: Oh, I know.
GLORIA: You have to go after that. BILLYE: And what makes it conducive? Like, let's take the United States for example since we are living here. You need to pray for your leader so that there's not turmoil in your country GLORIA: That's right. BILLYE: so that you cannot be the United States was a missionary it is a missionary nation. We have sent 90 percent of the missionaries around the world. Well, if, suddenly, we lost that freedom, it would it would hurt missionary causes around the world. GLORIA: Yeah. BILLYE: So you pray for your leaders so that your nation can stay conducive to spreading the Gospel. GLORIA: That's right. That's right. BILLYE: That's really what it says in there, just like you pointed out. GLORIA: All right. We have sent 99 percent? BILLYE: 90, 90 percent GLORIA: 90. BILLYE: of the gospels missionaries have come from the United States. GLORIA: Isn't that awesome? No wonder the U.S. is blessed. BILLYE: Yes. It's truth. Now, but God didn't change. This isn't something new to Him GLORIA: No. BILLYE: that you pray for leaders.
You pray for people in authority. God has always led mankind, the speaking spirits remember, we're speaking spirits GLORIA: Yeah. BILLYE: to lift up their voices in prayer and intercession for people groups, for nations, and particularly for their leaders. He has heard and promised to deliver men on earth if people would pray. And, really, my title today is praying for people groups, praying for nations, being a priest, you know, being an interceder for your nation. And, of course, Abraham did this for Sodom and Gomorrah, and they weren't even the best people GLORIA: Yeah. He stood the gap. BILLYE: I mean to tell you right now, they didn't deserve it at all. But everything got everything Abraham asked God for, He did it. So in Genesis 18:1, "Jehovah," God, Yahweh, "appeared unto Abraham in the plains of Mamre: as he sat in his tent door; And he lifted up his eyes, and he saw three men approaching him." Turns out they were angels, and even the Lord among them. And so he bowed toward them, and he told Sarah to go in and fix some food for them. He gave Abraham some message. He gave Sarah a message. But then this is so interesting to me Genesis 18:16, "And the men rose up thence, and looked toward Sodom " Now, you know about Sodom, Sodom and Gomorrah.
GLORIA: It's a sorry place. BILLYE: A sorry place and all kinds of you heard of sodomy GLORIA: Yeah. BILLYE: which is a sexual sin gets its name from here; gives you an idea of what was going on there. GLORIA: Yeah, and what the Lord thinks about it. BILLYE: Yes, and what He thinks about it. But, "The men rose up from thence." They get ready to go. And this is so telling, Gloria. Look at that Verse 17, "Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?" Abraham's called a friend of God. And in the New Testament, you can be a friend of God. John 16 talks about it. GLORIA: Yeah. BILLYE: "And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I know him, he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord " GLORIA: Praise God. BILLYE: " may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him."
So He's got a plan and these men are sitting down to execute it from heaven because that sin of Sodom and Gomorrah has risen up stinky. GLORIA: Yes, it has. BILLYE: And God has sent someone down to investigate it. It even looks like He Himself might be among them, maybe in Jesus. I don't know, but it says, "Shall seeing Shall I hide from him what I'm about to do?" So, "The Lord said," Yod-Heh-Waw-Heh GLORIA: Mm-hmm. BILLYE: " Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come up to me; and if not, I will know it."
GLORIA: He's going to check it out. BILLYE: He's checking it out. "And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood before the Lord." GLORIA: Oh, thank God. BILLYE: And now you're going to see one of the greatest records of intercession for a people, and it wasn't even a godly people. But everything Abraham asked, God agreed to. So, "Abraham drew near," in Verse 18 Chapter 18:23. GLORIA: Yeah, got it. BILLYE: "Abraham drew near to God, and said, Will you also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there are fifty righteous within the city: will you destroy and not spare the place for fifty righteous that " GLORIA: He's make he's making a deal. BILLYE: Yeah, he is. "That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: that the righteous should be as the wicked, and be far from thee that be far from thee." Now, listen to this: "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" Finney, when he was wondering about this father's salvation, his father had gone on, and this phrase came to him, "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" You could be sure God is going to do right.
GLORIA: He is. BILLYE: But we can stand before Him. And you notice here that Abraham is even He's trying to stay judgment, and evidently, He could. So then Abraham goes down GLORIA: He was in right standing with God. BILLYE: He was in right standing with God. GLORIA: Yeah. BILLYE: So then Abraham said, "Well, how about if there's 45 righteous?" And the Lord said, "I will not destroy it." And he said, "Well, how about if you could find forty?" And the Lord said, "Okay." "Well, how about thirty?" And then he comes down, "How about twenty?" And every time the Lord says, "Okay." And then he goes down to 10 and the Lord says, "I will not destroy it for ten's sake." GLORIA: Wow. BILLYE: "And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned to his site." He thought surely He could find 10, but God didn't find 10. He did find GLORIA: Actually, you'd think there were 10 BILLYE: You'd think there were 10.
GLORIA: in Abraham's household. BILLYE: Well, Abraham didn't live there. Lot lived over there. GLORIA: Oh, Lot. BILLYE: You'd think there might be 10 in Lot's household. GLORIA: Yeah, yeah. BILLYE: But, see, Lot's daughters' fiances, you might say, they wouldn't go along with it. So there was just Lot, his wife, and his two daughters. But the point is, Abraham stood in the gap for these people, and God agreed as far as he went. You can stand in the gap for your nation. GLORIA: Praise God. BILLYE: And God and if you get where you can't, He'll let you know. But we can stand in the gap for America, folks, and that's what we're going to be talking about when we come back here tomorrow. GLORIA: Praise God. Is it time to go already? BILLYE: Yes. It goes fast when you're having fun. GLORIA: Billye and I'll be right back.