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Why Put Faith First? - Kenneth and Gloria Copeland (sermon online). Why put faith first? Because faith changes everything! You can’t be saved, live, walk, fight the good fight or overcome the world without it! Watch Kenneth and Gloria Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they discuss how our lives are sustained with the force of faith, which is the power to change everything.
How to Have Limitless Faith with Kenneth and Gloria Copeland (Air Date 12-26-17) (sermon online). Want to know how to have limitless faith? Watch Kenneth and Gloria Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory share Partner testimonies that will stir your spirit and increase your faith. Learn how your spirit is tied to the kingdom of God, not the natural world. So, put The WORD to work!
Full SermonKENNETH: Hello, everybody. We're Kenneth and Gloria Copeland. Welcome to the Believer's Voice of Victory broadcast. Father, we thank You today.
GLORIA: Yes, Lord.
KENNETH: We give You praise and honor and glory.
GLORIA: Thank You, Jesus.
KENNETH: Thank You, Lord Jesus, for being our Lord, for being our Savior, for being everything--
GLORIA: Thank You, Lord.
KENNETH: --to us. You are everything. You are--oh, You are the alpha and the omega--
KENNETH: --beginning and the--omega, the beginning and the ending, and all in between. And we praise and--
GLORIA: Praise God.
KENNETH: --we worship today in that marvelous name--
GLORIA: Thank You.
KENNETH: Amen. Gloria, you look ravishing today--
GLORIA: Well, thank you, my dear.
KENNETH: --as always, my dear.
GLORIA: I appreciate that.
KENNETH: I tell you what, it won't be but about, let's see, three and a half months from now.
KENNETH: On April the 13th.
GLORIA: How many years?
KENNETH: 56 years.
GLORIA: 56 years with one woman.
KENNETH: Yeah. GLORIA: Think about it.
KENNETH: Yeah! Amen. I'm looking for 56 more.
GLORIA: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. We're going to do something special on our hundredth anniversary.
KENNETH: Oh, yeah. Yeah, it'll be special one way or the other.
GLORIA: Yes, it will.
KENNETH: Hallelujah. This week, we're going to be showing you some partner testimonies that will--that will--testimonies inspire your faith.
GLORIA: Yes, they do. Glory to God.
KENNETH: It--it's--I think I can say it like this where, you know, spiritual things are sometimes hard to put into words. But you hear a testimony, it seems like you get bigger on the inside. And particularly when someone points out exactly what they did and exactly what God said He'd do and He did and you hear that and you think, "Oh, I can do that.
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: Amen. I tell you, you're going to like this. I'm telling you you're going to like this.
GLORIA: Okay, I believe it. KENNETH: Watch this.
IRETA WILLOUGHBY: Well, it actually began in September of last year. Actually, it'll be a year this month. And I was at church getting ready to teach a prayer class, and I just began to start hemorrhaging. So we went to the emergency room and was there actually all night long. They ran all sorts of tests on me. And when the doctor came in about 5:00 that morning, the look on her face, I knew something was wrong. We went the next day to the gynecologist, and he did a biopsy on me, and his words were, "Oh, it doesn't look like it is." You know, "I think you've got endometriosis, and so we'll get back to you on the biopsies." The following Wednesday night, I was preparing for class again to teach, and I get this phone call about 6:00. And he said, "This is--" the doctor--and he said, "I just want you to know your biopsy report came back." And he said, "It is cancer."
JIM WILLOUGHBY: She called me that after--that Wednesday afternoon when she got the report from the doctor. It hit me, and I'm like, "Nope. Now wait a minute. That's not the report we're supposed to get."
IRETA: And some of my staff was still in the office, so I called them in, and I said, "I need you guys to pray over me. We need to speak the Word, because this is what my doctor just told me." And in that conversation with my doctor, he had said, "I have a spot open. You need a complete hysterectomy." So I went ahead and went into the hospital and had the surgery done, and he took out 16 lymph nodes, and said that he felt like he got it all. I was very weak. I could hardly walk. I couldn't make it up the stairs to our bedroom, so I stayed downstairs in my recliner, right in front of the TV. And I told my husband, "I want a CD player right beside me. I want the Word--I want to listen to the Word, Gloria's Healing School, Brother Copeland teaching on healing." And there was a CD that just ministered to me so much. It was Len Mink singing and Brother Copeland and Gloria reading scripture in between each worship course. I played that probably five to six times a day. I told my family, I said--
JIM: And she about wore out the CD player.
IRETA: I did I have to get another one actually. I told my family, "Do not come in here. You will not cry. We are not crying over this. There is not going to be any emotion. I am standing on the Word of God. I need your faith, and if you can't, you cannot come over to the house." So I had the TV on with Brother Copeland's program on there, and I put in Gloria's CDs, DVD players. And I just played the Word nonstop. So we went back to do a followup a week and a half later, and the doctor said, "Well, the report's come in, and three of the lymph nodes have come back positive." And I got kind of mad, and I thought, "No. I'm gonna fight. I'm gonna fight this thing." And he said, "I want you to do chemo for six to eight weeks and radiation for six to eight weeks. I've already set up your appointment, and I want you to go." We get in the car, and I said, "I'm not doing it." I just knew in my spirit I was not to do it.
JIM: BVOVN was on 24/7. The CDs were going 24/7. And, you know, I saw that Word going into her and building her up and strengthening her faith. So when that report came, we were ready for it.
IRETA: God spoke to my heart to make a list of healing scriptures, so he typed me up a whole list of healing scriptures. Every day, I spoke those over my--over myself. I would declare those and say, "Okay, this is my medicine. I'm taking my medicine today. And, Lord, in Your Word is life, and that life is living inside of me as I speak it over me." When we went back to him, his first words were, "Well I notice here you didn't go--"
IRETA: "--to the oncologist." And I
JIM: And I think he said, "Are you going to?" or something like that.
IRETA: "Are you going to go?" And I said, "No. We have chosen--I have chosen to get healthy." And he looks at us, and he says, "Well, that's really probably the best thing to do." The surgeon wanted me to, every three to six months, do followup. So he did another CAT scan on me. And he said, "I just want to make sure." And I said, "Everything's going to be fine. It's--I know I'm fine. I know I'm healed." And he says, "Well, in your lungs and your chest, no, we didn't find anything." So he said, "But we did find a lymph node that has grown and enlarged." And I thought, "You lying devil."
JIM: I said, "Did you see any tumors?" "Well, no." I go, "Do you see any lesions?" "No." "So what makes you think the cancer's come back?" "Well, one lymph node has increased 9 millimeters." And I'm thinking, "Well, that's not even a quarter of an inch, and it's only one lymph node." And so immediately, we contacted her naturopathic doctor, and he said, "Send me the biopsy, send me the pathology, send me the CAT scan. Let me see it all." So we sent it to him, and--and he said, "They took 16 lymph nodes out of your system. Your lymphatic system is all jacked up." He said, "Why they would tell you you have cancer," he says, "what I'm reading on the--on the CT scan and on the--the lab work," he says, "I don't see anything. And looking at your blood," he says, "life is in the blood." And I'm like, "Yep. That's what the Scripture says." And he says, "Your blood is healthy--her blood is healthy." He says, "This is just a minor little thing. We can take care of this." In fact, our last visit, he looked at the blood, he said, "This is not the blood of a cancer patient. This blood is too healthy." And he said, "I can tell you, staking my license on it, that you don't have any cancer in your body because your blood is too healthy."
IRETA: As long as I am healthy and take care of this body that God has blessed me with, then I can speak the Word. With long life will He satisfy me and show me my--His salvation. But I can't speak that Word and it work if I'm not doing anything to make it happen.
KENNETH: Now, that's why the Lord had us put Believer's Voice of Victory Network on 24 hours a day, Gloria.
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: "Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." Think about it like this: Faith cometh by hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing.
GLORIA: That's right. We can testify to that.
KENNETH: And it comes--did you know that there are certain animals, fish, that if they would--if they could increase the amount of food that they eat, they would just continue to keep growing? It--they don't have a--they're limited to what they can eat, not the mouth that they can grow. Faith is that way. You just keep feeding it, it'll just keep growing, keep--
KENNETH: There's no limit to it. It's God faith! Are you listening? The limit is mixing it with some other kind of mess. Hey, this is what I was talking about yesterday. This is why Jesus went to hell. This is why He was raised from the dead, so that He could say right there in Mark 11:22, "Have faith in--have the faith of God. For verily I say unto you, Whosoever--"
GLORIA: That's me.
KENNETH: "--shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, be thou cast into the sea; shall not doubt in his heart, believe those things which he says come to pass; he'll have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What soever thing you desire, when you pray--"
GLORIA: Yes, I believe that.
KENNETH: "--believe you receive them, and you shall have them. And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any."
GLORIA: Thank You. KENNETH: Hey, and, "Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God."
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: It don't come by hearing the Word of God about once a week. Who was it that said--I believe it was F.F. Bosworth. Anyway, one of our old heroes said, "You wonder why you're so weak in faith? You feed your body three hot meals a day and your spirit one cold snack a week." (Laughs) Amen. But that's true because Jesus--
GLORIA: That's the way it is a lot of times.
KENNETH: --said, "Man doesn't live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." Amen.
KENNETH: And I'm sitting here thinking of LeShea McKinney's testimony, same thing. She had 30 days to live. She went into it night and day. She didn't mess with anything else. She came out of the end of 30 days totally, completely healed.
GLORIA: Praise God.
GLORIA: Glory to God.
KENNETH: Isn't that glorious?
KENNETH: Watch this one.
ADEBISI ILORI: My name is Adebisi Ilori. I'm from Nigeria. I live in Kano. It's in the northern part of Nigeria. And so I work in the church as a pastor. I'm a pastor in the church, in charge of the youth, in charge of training. And I oversee one of our campuses in the capital of the country. But I have my law firm, and I'm in full-time legal practice as a lawyer to my clients, my cases and everything. Now, was it last year, in particular, the country went through a lot of problems. And oil prices fell, maybe--I believe it was a fall. And Nigeria is a very oil-dependent economy. We rely on the oil resources. And when they say, "falling oil prices," it tends to affect everybody. And so we had a new government come in. They were grappling with the corruption of the previous administration, and everything was in a mess in the country. There was no money. Things were tough, no government contracts, no--businesses were failing. And everybody had a tale of woe. And it was true, if you look at the natural, everything was down. Businesses were shutting down, and people were finding it very hard to make a living. But you know, it's always funny--but it's not funny because, you know, when the Word comes into you, it comes into your heart, and it stays there. And when it's in, it's like, because it has been deposited in your heart, the Holy Spirit is able to bring it up when it's needed. And what came up in my heart was what Brother Copeland said, not to that--not to--not last year. But he said many years ago, but I took it for last year, is, "Don't join the recession." And so I decided, "Look, I'm not going to join in this recession. I'm a partner of a ministry that's very prosperous and doesn't live by natural resources." And so I decided, "Look, no matter what's happening in Nigeria, I'm going to live above the economy of Nigeria." And I began to sow more. I decided to make sure I fulfilled my--increased my giving to the LXCX projects. I increased my giving last year. I started giving more at the beginning of the year. We didn't know the year was going to turn out that bad. But God had put it on my heart to increase my giving, increase my giving. Eventually, I paid off all my pledges for the--for the projects. And all of a sudden, what God did for me was amazing. Some of my clients, who were not based in Nigeria, they're based in Europe, all of a sudden had a problem in Nigeria, in Kamipotskola. And it was like, "Well, we have a lawyer in Kano, and he knows what to do." And amazingly, when they ask, "What's your bill?" they say, "Anything he wants. Just pay him." And so it turned out that, last year, even though there was a crisis in the nation, was one of my best years ever because my income was no longer tied to the economy of the nation, it was tied to the kingdom of God. And God ensured that I was living far beyond what the economy could produce. God made sure that all my needs were met, everything I wanted, not only the things I needed, but the things I wanted! Everything was done; took me to another level financially. Last year, I remember, when we were having the conference, Brother Creflo had said something about "Where you are here resting, God will be walking for you." That word was so in me. As we were in the convention, the clients had called me. They wanted me to do something for them in Nigeria. I was here in the convention. I just called one of my staff in the office, "Do this." They did it within 15 minutes, they sent me the report, I sent it to my client. Before I got back from the convention, I had over $30,000 waiting for me in my account. And I--I believe that's God. And that's when you give attention to God's Word and you allow God's Word into your heart, it doesn't matter what's happening to a nation or to an economy. When it's in the kingdom of God, we're in Christ, and God will take care of His people. So you know that there was a crisis in the nation, an economy crisis, because of the Word of God that had prepared my heart and the faith through the teachings of Brother Kenneth and Sister Gloria, and I had that, that had made such a change, a climate change in me, I was able to ride that wave to move to another level in my life. It was like my mind was expand--expanded. There were some things that, you know, were difficult to believe God for, they now became easy. My expectations, the realization of the possibilities of the life I can live in Christ, what is available for me that is not going to be determined by where I live geographically or my location, but by who I am in Christ Jesus and what Christ has provided for me. And that message works wherever. I stay in Kano. It's maybe not even on the map and maybe not known by many people. But that Word has worked for me in the deserts of Nigeria producing upon us, producing wealth, producing a life of freedom and liberty and joy and peace. So I'd like to encourage everybody to get to the Word, stay with the Word, and allow the Word of God to transform them.
KENNETH: What'd he say, Gloria? He said, "I live in a place you probably never heard of." And he said, "But it worked for me--"
KENNETH: "--because I know what belongs to me in Christ." He said, "Get with the Word. Get into the Word." He said, "The Word worked for me in Africa." He said--in other words, you can say it like this: "If it worked for me where I am, it'll work for you where you are--"
KENNETH: "--because God's no respecter of persons." He said, "Get in the Word. Get with the Word and let the Word work." So you notice here it was the Word of God. It was the Word of God that healed Ireta. It was the Word of God that transformed Brother Adebisi's--his finances right in the middle of a recession. And he had the best year he'd ever had in his life.
GLORIA: Praise God.
KENNETH: But I'm--another thing I want you to notice, in both cases, Ireta got--and her family--I want to point this out to you. She wouldn't even let her own children come over there and cry and mess around without--no, no. "If you can't stay in the Word of God and you can't stay on--in faith, don't even come over here and see me." Now, you have to get real with this. And--thank You, Lord. It's back to total immersion in that Word. Faith came. Faith always comes. It always comes. There's no such thing as faith that doesn't come. They both--in both cases, got in the Word. And both of them began to go crosswise and they cut across what everybody else does. They didn't go the same route as everybody else.
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: Ireta said, "No, no, no, we've got it in our hearts. I'm not going--I'm not going to go take that medicine." Now, she didn't get healed because she refused the medicine. That's foolishness. The--you--it was the Word that was working. And it came up on the inside of her. She knew in her spirit she didn't need that. GLORIA: She had medicine-- KENNETH: Yeah, yeah-- GLORIA: --good medicine. KENNETH: --God's medicine.
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: In fact, he quoted that, that it was--she did, too, that it was her medicine. All right, now here's a lawyer, an attorney, that instead of doing what everybody else is going to do and draw back in the recession, he increased his sowing. He increased his giving. He comes to the United States and gets into the Believers' Convention. He is there. He is in it. He is doing what God's telling him to do, and God prospered him while he was here by $30,000.
GLORIA: Praise God.
KENNETH: Amen. Hallelujah.
GLORIA: That's good.
KENNETH: Isn't that just wonderfully good?
GLORIA: Stay with the Word.
KENNETH: It's just--
GLORIA: Stay with the Word.
KENNETH: --oh, my goodness. Now, faith
GLORIA: You can't--you cannot stay in faith without staying with the Word.
KENNETH: No, no, because here it is: "Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God."
GLORIA: Yes, that's right.
KENNETH: Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing and then adhering, adhering, hearing and adhering--
GLORIA: Adhering? Yeah, that's good.
KENNETH: --hearing and adhering.
GLORIA: Doing, acting on it.
KENNETH: Yeah, doing what--doing what the Word is leading you to do. And you just stay in it and stay in it and stay in it and stay in it. And you just lock out everything else. And it's coming.
GLORIA: That's right.
KENNETH: You can't feel it coming. Huh-uh, no. It comes automatically. Now, I'm not talking about religious tradition. I'm talking about--
KENNETH: --the Word of faith. I'm talking about the Word itself. I'm talking about going to the words of Jesus and believing them, praise God, the Word of faith and the Word of deliverance, the Word of healing and the financial outpouring of God in your life. Hallelujah.
GLORIA: That's how we got out of debt.
KENNETH: Yeah, and stayed out.
GLORIA: Stayed with the Word.
KENNETH: And stayed out.
GLORIA: Stayed with the Word.
KENNETH: Oh, Lord, we didn't--it was--well, another thing, Gloria, that we never did do--and, in fact, we closed the door and burnt the bridge right at the very beginning when we did anything, and way behind on everything, $24,000 behind. And that was in 1967, so figure out the exchange and the inflation.
GLORIA: 44,000, maybe.
KENNETH: Well, it was--24,000 then--
GLORIA: It was then.
KENNETH: --would be up somewhere around 5-, $600,000, now, in today's money.
KENNETH: And all of it bad debt. But we took communion and we sat before God and we laid it out before Him. "Number one, we will never ask anybody for a place to preach. Number two, we will never, ever preach based on a financial arrangement. And number three, we will never ask anybody to meet our needs." Now, we receive offering and so forth. I mean, that's scriptural. But to call somebody and say, "You're going to have to help me out here, brother. You're going to have to help me, all right? You know, I've got to have several thousand dollars here because they're--" you know? No, no, no. Well, what do you-- "They're going to come get my car." Well, let them come get it.
GLORIA: You need a new car anyway. (Laughs)
KENNETH: Hallelujah. You're going to have to make a stand, take a stand, and stand therefore having done all to stand, stand. They said, "What if I die? What do I do then?" You know Jesus? "Yeah." Well, the other side of that's stunning, brother. I mean, take your stand! Hallelujah. We'll be back in just a moment.
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Full SermonANNOUNCER: Welcome to a special Christmas Day celebration on the Believer's Voice of Victory. Join Kenneth and Gloria Copeland today as they celebration the birth of Jesus and give thanks to the Father for such a marvelous gift. Here's Kenneth Copeland.
Kenneth Copeland: Merry Christmas, everybody. We're Kenneth Copeland and Gloria Copeland and this is Christmas Day. Glory to God. Gloria Copeland, you look gorgeous today.
Gloria Copeland: Oh, thank you, Kenneth Copeland.
Kenneth Copeland: But you always do.
Gloria Copeland: Thank you, Kenneth Copeland. I'm celebrating.
Kenneth Copeland: Yes. What?
Gloria Copeland: Where's my present?
Kenneth Copeland: Okay. (Laughs) We're celebrating Christmas, that's what we're celebrating.
Gloria Copeland: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Kenneth Copeland: We're just Christmas kind of people.
Gloria Copeland: That's right.
Kenneth Copeland: That's all there is to it. Father, we thank You today.
Gloria Copeland: Thank You, Lord.
Kenneth Copeland: We are so grateful to you that Jesus came, He gave Himself, He's still giving Himself for us, Father. And we are so grateful.
Gloria Copeland: Thank You, Lord.
Kenneth Copeland: Lord, Jesus
Gloria Copeland: We worship You, Jesus.
Kenneth Copeland: --we just worship You. We praise and worship and we bow down before You and we confess You as Lord.
Gloria Copeland: You are our Lord.
Kenneth Copeland: Oh, to You be the glory. To You be the glory, Sir. And we thank You for this broadcast today. Manifest Yourself, please. (Praying in the Spirit) We are hungry for Your presence.
Gloria Copeland: Thank You, Lord.
Kenneth Copeland: Oh, we're like the apostle Paul. To know You and to know the power of Your resurrection, oh, my--
Gloria Copeland: Thank You, Jesus.
Kenneth Copeland: --we rejoice and we thank You and we praise You today. Thank You again and again and again. Amen.
Gloria Copeland: Amen.
Kenneth Copeland: And, again, Merry Christmas to you, everybody. I--let's open our Bibles to this very, very familiar Christmas story in the 2nd chapter of the book of Luke, and we will look at some things. Of course, it's extremely familiar, but you know, I've noticed this over the years, we miss more--I'm--I'm just using it just in my own experience. I've missed more out of familiar scriptures because I don't go back and read them again and again and again. Oh, you read through them, but, oh, you know, "I know this. Jesus was born in Bethlehem and" da-da-da, and miss something that is dynamic and powerful. Well, today we're going to look at some things that I believe--
Gloria Copeland: Good. That'll be great.
Kenneth Copeland: --will bless you like that. In Luke 2, "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David--" (Clears Throat) Excuse me. "--to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. She brought forth her firstborn son, wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them at the inn." They're not poor folks. He wasn't born in a stable because they didn't have any money. He didn't come into this world poor. He wasn't born in a poor family. He wasn't poor throughout His entire ministry. Amen. His--I'd like to--I'd like to really get in there and romp around for a while.
Gloria Copeland: I can tell that.
Kenneth Copeland: But this whole--you see, there was no room for them at the inn. That's the reason He was born where He was. Now, the actual reason why He was born right there is because God designed it that way. Amen. Hallelujah. Thank You, Lord. You know, it's good to remember this, too, Gloria. The prophet Micah prophesied that this baby would be born in Bethlehem. 715 years later, right on time, Jesus was born right in that spot. Now, Caesar thought He had a good idea. No, He had a God idea. That Word from God, a power, faith-of-God-filled Word spoken by the prophet Micah controlled nations and armies and moved whole peoples around and shifted things and--just exactly where they would need to be in order for this event to take place.
Gloria Copeland: That's right.
Kenneth Copeland: God is that exact, and He's just that exact with you. If you'll yield to Him, He can take you from wherever you are now right out in the middle of who knows where and put you right exactly in His planned will and prosper you beyond your wildest dream. But you have to cooperate with Him. Amen. Now--well, glory to God. Hallelujah. Okay, where was I? "No room for them at the inn. There were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them." Now, the angel of the Lord, who is that? That is the--just who it says it is, the angel of the Lord. Amen. Now--well, I know I won't get into that till maybe later. Okay, here we go. "The angel of the Lord shone round about--the glory of the Lord shone round about them: they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." Now, wait a minute. The word "Christ" --as we've studied on this broadcast many times before, that word "Christ" is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word "Messiah." The Hebrew word "Messiah" is anointed, anointing, anointed. The Greek word "Christ" means exactly the same Word. You--you--those of you particularly that are familiar--many of you Catholics and others that are familiar with the christening--and I chose to use Catholic terminology because it is so well-known and it's proper. It's a christening. What does that mean? An anointing. Isn't that good?
Gloria Copeland: Yeah, it is.
Kenneth Copeland: And you christen. "To christen" means to pour. It means to smear or it means to rub, to anoint. Now, ha-ha, oh, help me, Lord. We know--well, yeah. Well, I'm going to do it. We've just got to take time to do it. That--put your marker right there and let's go back over to the book of Isaiah. And we'll see what the Holy Spirit had to say in the 10th and 11th chapters of the book of Isaiah. Now, let me--you know, God calls things that be not as though they were.
Gloria Copeland: Yeah.
Kenneth Copeland: Okay now, when Isaiah said, "Surely he hath born our griefs, and our sicknesses, carried our sorrows and pains," that was Jesus on the cross, right? He's calling things that be not as though they were. Once he spoke them, they're coming to pass.
Gloria Copeland: That's right. That's right.
Kenneth Copeland: Now, let's see what else he had to say here about Jesus in Verse 27 of Isaiah 10, "It shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off your shoulder, and the--and his," the devil's, "yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing."
Gloria Copeland: Destroyed.
Kenneth Copeland: All right. Chapter 11, "There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse," that's Jesus, "and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: and the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord--" Now, the anointing--these are anointings. "The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him," the Spirit of the Lord came on Jesus in the Jordan.
Gloria Copeland: Mm-hmm.
Kenneth Copeland: He was baptized with the Holy Spirit in the Jordan River. Amen. And then He entered into service and He began to preach everywhere He went, what? "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me," with what? The burden-removing, yoke-destroying power of God.
Gloria Copeland: Praise God.
Kenneth Copeland: "Christ mass." Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. The Catholic folks are already jumping up and down right now. Mass is to celebrate. Christ is the anointed one and His anointing. Christmas is a celebration that the anointing is here, the yolk-destroying power of God not only here, it's in you and it's in me if Jesus is your Lord and Savior. Woo! Glory to God. Hallelujah.
Gloria Copeland: Hallelujah.
Kenneth Copeland: It is.
Gloria Copeland: That's where the gift-giving came from, the celebration.
Kenneth Copeland: Celebrating what? Let's get back over there quick before any of this leaks out of your mind. Hallelujah.
Gloria Copeland: The verse.
Kenneth Copeland: Now listen to it. Listen to it, now. "A Savior, which is Christ," the anointed of, "the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; You shall find the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying--"
Gloria Copeland: What a day.
Kenneth Copeland: "--Glory to God in the highest." What are you so excited about? Why are you shouting, "Gory to God in the highest, peace on earth, good will toward--" what? "Peace on earth, good will toward men." Hold it. Stop. Errk, back up. Not good will "among" men. 33 years from that day, this Jesus will go to hell and He will suffer like no man ever suffered before or ever will again. And He took authority away from the devil. And He said, "All authority has been given unto me both in heaven and in earth."
Gloria Copeland: Heaven and earth.
Kenneth Copeland: "Therefore, you go."
Gloria Copeland: That's right.
Kenneth Copeland: Oh, glory be to Jesus.
Gloria Copeland: Praise God.
Kenneth Copeland: Good will toward men, why? The sacrifice is in there. The war is over between heaven and earth. Glory--and you want me to tell you why those angels were so excited? You really would like to know? They, for the most part, were not created by God to spend their time just in heaven and tracking back and forth like Jacob's ladder. No, when Adam fell, just handed his authority over this earth to the devil.
Gloria Copeland: Yeah.
Kenneth Copeland: --then the angels of God had to depart and come on assignment. Verse 13, Hebrews 1, "But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all--" say, "All."
Gloria Copeland: All.
Kenneth Copeland: "--all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?" Hallelujah. Now, here the--you're going to see it right here. Man, they're going to get to come back. They're going to get to get in here. The--we're going to--we're going to get the garden of Eden back. Glory to God. It--we--hey, whoa, the angels are--hallelujah.
Gloria Copeland: Praise God.
Kenneth Copeland: They're going to get to see Satan just get the slats kicked out of him and that authority taken away from him and watch him bow his knee to Jesus.
Gloria Copeland: Yeah, that's right.
Kenneth Copeland: Glory to God.
Gloria Copeland: Yes.
Kenneth Copeland: Hallelujah. Now, let's go back over there and look at it.
Gloria Copeland: Where are you?
Kenneth Copeland: In Luke 2:14--or 13, "Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
Gloria Copeland: The war's over.
Kenneth Copeland: "And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven," they had to leave. But on the day of Pentecost, oh, glory to God, they came back.
Gloria Copeland: Praise God.
Kenneth Copeland: Hallelujah.
Gloria Copeland: Praise God.
Kenneth Copeland: That right there is something very, very important. It's a powerful thing. Now, let's take a look at that authority. Let's go over to the book of Ephesians, please. And the 1st chapter, starting with the 16th verse, "I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers." Now, here's what the apostle Paul was praying for the church at Ephesus. He's prayed--so this is a Holy Ghost prayer. You can put your name in here. You can put your family's name in there. Pastor, you can put--you can put the church members' names in there. "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: that the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know--" know, something to know, something you know better than you know your own name. This is not just knowledge. This is supernatural knowledge that comes from wisdom and revelation. This is revelation knowledge. This is knowledge revealed to your spirit being by the Holy Spirit.
Gloria Copeland: Praise God.
Kenneth Copeland: Listen carefully "--that you may know what is the hope of his calling, that you may know what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, that you may know what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above--" not just barely above, far above, far above. This is what all of the excitement was about. This is what it was all about.
Gloria Copeland: Praise God.
Kenneth Copeland: Heaven knows something big is coming.
Gloria Copeland: Yeah.
Kenneth Copeland: "--far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, far above every name that's named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come--" (Clears Throat) Excuse me. "--and has put all things under his feet, gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all."
Gloria Copeland: Praise God.
Kenneth Copeland: Now, you never saw anybody that their feet was in their head. No, no. Your feet's in your body. Look at it again. "Far above all principality, power, might, dominion, every name that's named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, gave him to be head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all." And Verse 6 of Chapter 2, "And hath raised us--" who? The body. "--raised us up together, made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ."
Gloria Copeland: Praise God.
Kenneth Copeland: Where is Christ? He's at the right hand of the Father. Where are we? We're in Him. We--think about it like this: There's God, there's Jesus, and there's you. We're at Jesus' right hand the way Jesus is at God's right hand, sitting there on the throne of grace.
Gloria Copeland: Praise God.
Kenneth Copeland: Hallelujah.
Gloria Copeland: Hallelujah.
Kenneth Copeland: That's what He came to do and gave it all to us.
Gloria Copeland: Praise God.
Kenneth Copeland: Isn't that just marvelous?
Gloria Copeland: Gave us His name.
Kenneth Copeland: Isn't that wonderful?
Gloria Copeland: Hallelujah.
Kenneth Copeland: We'll be back in just a moment. ANNOUNCER: We hope you enjoyed today's teaching from Kenneth Copeland Ministries. And remember Jesus is Lord.
The sermon "Your Words Determine Your Destiny" - Kenneth Copeland (online). Do your words flip-flop? If you speak faith-filled words one day and fear-filled words the next, you won’t accomplish what you want. Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory share how we have the God-Anointed right to choose the words under which we live and determine our own destiny.
Hello, everybody. Welcome to the Believer's Voice of Victory Broadcast. I'm Kenneth Copeland. Every day, from December the 1st through December the 25th, we are giving a and sowing into you a free downloadable gift. I'm telling you, you don't want to miss this. This is good. Christmas is wonderful. Praise God. And we get in it. Praise the Lord. We get in it in our household. Father, we thank You today for the Word. We give You praise, and we honor You for Your presence here. We open our hearts, and we open our minds for revelation from heaven. And we thank You. We believe we receive it, and we give You the honor and the glory in Jesus' name. Amen. We're talking about words, the most important things in this planet, actually in this whole creation. That makes the Word of God the most precious thing there is. Amen. We live in a God-created "In the beginning, God created the heaven and earth." "God said, Light be: light was." Then we live in we're a Word-created environment. We live in a Word-upheld environment. He's upholding all things by the Word of His power.
Your Words Determine Your Destiny - Full Sermon
Now, Jesus said, in Mark 11:23, "Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; not doubt in his heart, but believe that those things," those words, "which he saith; he shall have whatever he says." Now, He cleared that up. In and Matthew recorded it in the 12th chapter in the book of Matthew. He said, "You are justified by your words, you are condemned by your words." So what He said in Mark 11:23 is just not just on the positive side because He said, "Out of the good treasure of a good man's heart, good things come to pass: out of the evil treasure of an evil man's heart evil things come to pass." Why? "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." So whatever's coming out of your mouth, that's what you have.
You can't duck that. It's a spiritual law, so we live in a Word-dominated environment. Praise God. Thank God for it. Oh, yeah. The devil is stuck with it. He can't change it. Jesus removed all of his power from him, brought him to naught. He's a zero. Now, the power that he has, he has to get it from you, and he has to get into your mouth and get you to say it so he can do the work. Whoa, it's so simple. You know, that's so simple you have to have help to misunderstand it. And we've had some high-priced religious help that's helped us misunderstand this for centuries. But when you get into the Bible and you begin to see words, words, words, words, words, words. Throughout the entire Bible, words change everything. Words are everything. Hallelujah. Now, we talked about that Psalms 19 19:4, "Make my words acceptable to you, O Lord." Psalm 91:2, "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge, my fortress: He's my God; in him I trust." And then He'll deliver me. That's the way you get into the secret place of the most High God.
Then the 103rd Psalm, the 5th verse says that "He fills my mouth with good " So He fills my mouth with the King James says, "good things," but that's italicized. So, "He fills my mouth with good words; so that my youth is renewed like the eagle's." Then we found out, in the 20th verse of that chapter, that the angels hearken to the voice of His Word. Well, are they hearkening just to what they hear Him say? No. No. They have to listen to what we say. You've got the devil listening to you on the one side, and your angel listening to you on the other. And whatever you say licenses the dark side or the light side. That's just the way it is. But the beautiful part of it is, Satan can't change it, and God won't. That means you and I have the God-given, God-perfected, God-anointed right to choose the words under which we live that govern our lives and destiny. God has established it. I want you to hear what the Spirit of God is saying through my mouth. God has established it so that no one, nobody, nobody listen, say it, "Nobody." Nobody but you can establish your destiny.
I don't care what color you are. "Well, that's easy for your pretty white self to say." Now wait a minute, knowing you would say that, I just quoted Bill Winston. Okay? Mm-hmm. Duh-de-duh-doo-doo-doo. Ha-ha-ha. Hallelujah. Oh, glory to God. Me and you know, Bill and me, we gang we gang up on you. (Laughs) And I got Bill on one side and Creflo on the other and Keith Butler on the other. And, mm-hmm. Yeah. Amen. And I don't I don't care who you are. I don't care if you're watching this right now in the Navajo Nation. I don't care if you're on the Cherokee Reservation in Oklahoma. I don't care where you are. Hey, it doesn't make any difference. You've been telling everybody it don't make any difference. Well, quit being a word racist. I didn't say that.
That came out right out of the heart of God. See, those are the lies that the devil will tell you. Only you it hey, let me give you an example of it. The bigot. "Oh, you don't know you don't know what what that old bigot said about me." Well, hey, that's no that's not your problem unless you believe it or fuss with it. Just pray for him, roll over the care of it over on the Lord. Say, "Oh, Lord, he just needs You." "Oh, Brother Copeland, but it hurt so bad."
Well, then that's the reason you need to get better at it, because if you get let this Word get down into you, it'll get to where, I'm telling you, all that stuff they've been saying because that's just Satan trying to get your attention and trying to get you into offense so he can steal the Word out of you, and you start saying what he's what he's saying, he's got you. He-he-he. Glory to God. All right. All right. All right. All right. Here I go. And then Proverbs 4:24, "Put away from you a disobedient mouth." I want to go there right now. "My son, attend to my words." Attend to my what? "My words." "Incline thine ear " "Incline" means to lean over. "Incline thine ear to my sayings." Why? Because, "Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." "Let them," My words, words say, "Words." "Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart," in your spirit. "For they," My words, "are life unto those that find them, and health " The Hebrew text is, "medicine to all their flesh. Keep your heart," your spirit, "with all diligence; for out of it are the issues," or the forces, "of life." The force of faith, the force of hope, the force of love, all the fruit of the Spirit, all of those forces, the force of patience, love, joy, peace, goodness, meekness, kindness, all of those forces are in your spirit. And you need to be protecting your spirit with all diligence.
Why? Because, "Out of the " Hey, what? "Out of it are the issues of life." What's he talking about here? That's what Jesus said. "Out of the abundance of your heart, your mouth speaks." And that's when things come to pass. Protect your spirit with every all diligence. Words. "Put away from you a froward mouth," frowardness of mouth, disobedient mouth, "perverse lips," lips that are saying things that are perverse, that shouldn't be said, shouldn't be talked like that. And that's not just talking about, you know, just the nasty stuff. No. You ought not you ought not be saying, "I don't ever get it. They all get it, but I don't get it." That's perverse. Whoo, glory to God. Mm! I tell you, it's getting it's getting thick in this house in here today.
Glory to God. Hallelujah. Now, "Put away from you a disobedient mouth. Let your eyes look right on, let your eyelids look straight ahead." Hallelujah. At what? The Word. All right. Now, Proverbs 6:2, "You are snared with the words of your mouth." A snare is a trap. Your words will put you in a trap. It's Satan's trap. It's his yoke, and he'll snap it closed on you. Then, a man in Proverbs 12:18, "The tongue of the wise is health." Proverbs 13:2, "A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth." Proverbs 15:4, "The wholesome tongue is a tree of life." Proverbs 18:7, "A fool's mouth is his destruction." Proverbs 18:20, "Increase comes from the lips." That's the way you increase is by confessing, increasing scriptures and promises. Praise God.
But now, whoa, I mean, here is if you take all of what we're talking about, the foundation scripture death Deuteronomy 30:19, "I call heaven and earth to record before you this day, I place before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore you choose life, that you and your seed shall live." How do you choose life? You have to choose life words. Jesus said, "My words are spirit, and they are life." Amen. "Death and life are in the power of the tongue." That's where it is right there. Amen. Now, let's go right straight from there to the book of James. I want to touch this right now so it'll be it'll be stuck there in your thinking because we're going we're going to be coming back to this. We won't get to it today, but I just I just want to just drop this. James 3, "My brethren, be not " and so forth. Verse 2, "For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect," or mature, "man, able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small rudder, wherever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!" The fire starter, the starter the start button is the tongue.
"The tongue is a fire in a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, sets on fire the course of nature; and is set on fire of hell." Now, wait a minute, it's the kindling, but it don't have to just set on fire be set on fire of hell. No, we've been baptized in the Holy Ghost and fire. I mean, it'll set your faith on fire. Are you listening to me? It's right here, death and life, death and life, and they ought not be mingled up. It's I'm way out ahead of myself, but I wanted to plant that in you right now because we're going there big time before we get through this week. Now then, Micah 5:2, words dominate time. Micah, the prophet, said, "A baby will be born in Bethlehem." 715 years later, that baby was born in Bethlehem. "Well, yeah, Brother Copeland, but a prophet said that." No, God said that. "Well, yeah, but a prophet said that." Uh-huh. (Laughs) Hallelujah. It wouldn't have happened if the man hadn't said it. Men have authority in the earth. I'm just going to let that hang there. God gave the earth to men, to mankind.
That Word dominated armies, it dominated nations, it moved people around the earth, in and out, until that moment in Bethlehem, that baby was born in that manger. Was He born in that manger because they were poor? No. They were far from poor. Poor folks don't have to go somewhere and pay taxes. Caesar had an idea. That hadn't happened before as far as I know. He had an idea. "You know what we ought to do? We ought to have everybody go to their home you know, go to their hometown to pay taxes. I don't care how hard it is on them. That's what they ought to do." Where'd he get that idea? From Micah. Ha-ha. It had been spoken, and it dominated until the second oh, my, my, my, my. The power. Mm, mm, mm. Malachi 3:10, "Your words are stout against me." Your words. I I can't do let's go over there, Malachi 3:10, last book in the first covenant right before Matthew. Go to the book of Matthew and turn left once and 3rd chapter. Now, that's the great tithing promise chapter, right? Malachi 3:10 says, okay, "Bring ye all the tithes into my storehouse, may be meat in my house, prove me herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out blessing, that there shall be no room enough to receive it. I will rebuke the devourer for your sake, and he will not destroy the fruit of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: and you shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts." "Oh, isn't this wonderful?" No, because, "your words have been stout against me." See, He said, "This is what I told you I'd do.
This is what I've been wanting to do for you, but you won't let me. All you all well, all you want to say is, (Whining). "It's vain to serve God: what profit is there to we have kept his ordinance, and we walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts? And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered." That the way you been talking? (Whining) "Well, I just tithe the tithe and tithe the tithe. Ain't nothing happening to me, so I just quit it. I was broke anyways. I should have " Shut your mouth! Your words are stout against God. "Well, I think God you know, I think tithing was under the law, so " Well, so what? "Well, you know, I don't think we have to tithe." So what! You get to tithe. Tithing started in the garden of Eden, and it's all the way through the book of Hebrews, praise God. Oh, what a joy. What a joy, what a joy. Can you see it? Your word's stout against God. He can't move. "He's God." I know it, but He's already said, and He can't violate His own Word.
He's exalted His Word above His name because what He says in His name, it has to be so. Boy, once He said that word, I mean, His name and all there is is subject to it. You know, what if God came in and said, "Isn't this a beautiful Tuesday?" "Brother Copeland, this is Thursday." Not anymore it isn't. Ha-ha-ha. All the calendars change, and you're the only one that think (Laughs) Can you see what I mean, though?
What if Jesus would just appear right in your congregation and stood right there and say, "I'm glad to announce to you today that everything you say will now come to pass." Somebody's going to say, "Oh, don't that thrill you to death?" Pfft. Ha-ha-ha. Okay, all right. Oh, we're out of time. Praise God. These but you're beginning to see it, aren't you? They words are the most important thing in the planet. And but by the authority of faith and by the authority of the name and the blood, we have the God-given strength and power and by the grace of God to choose His Word in our lives. I'll be back in just a moment. We hope you enjoyed today's teaching from Kenneth Copeland Ministries. And remember Jesus is Lord.
The sermon "Plant The WORD, Speak The WORD" by Kenneth Copeland. You can’t get a harvest of apples by planting pumpkin seeds! If you want the harvest of speaking words of faith, you must first plant The WORD of God in your heart. Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory share how words are the harvest of seeds sown—either good, faith-filled words or negative, fear-based words. So, start sowing The WORD in your heart today!
Hello, everybody. I'm Kenneth Copeland, and this is the Believer's Voice of Victory broadcast. Father, we thank You today for Your Word. We thank You for Your presence. Oh, my, oh, my, oh, my. It is so rich and good to worship You and bless You. We open our hearts and we open our minds for revelation, words from heaven. Words. Words. The most important thing in all of this planet, words. And we thank You and praise You for it in Jesus' name. Amen. KCM is giving away Christmas gifts. Hey, hey, hey. Nah, we ain't giving them away. We're giving them to you. Praise we sow it into your I like the word "sow." I like to give. I don't like that "away" word. That is a world word. We don't give away. We sow into. We're sowing into you. We're giving to you from now until December the 25th, every day, go to kcm.org/25days.
Plant The WORD, Speak The WORD - Full Textual Sermon
Now, you go there and find out. We're sowing copies of my brand-new Word of Faith commentary Bible. Oh, you've got to get your hands on that. Praise God. God the hey. Slow down, Kenneth. Go to the website for all of the details on how to participate, okay? Glory to God. I got it all out at one time. Amen. Hallelujah. Matthew 12 again. Let's go back to the words of Jesus. We're talking about words, the most powerful things in this planet, which makes the Word of God the most precious thing in this planet. Now, Matthew 12. I want to read down through here. Verse 33, "Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by the fruit. Generation of vipers, how can you, being evil," or just natural. He wasn't talking about bank robbers and all that. No.
He's talking about He's talking to God's people here. "How can you," just being natural, "speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." How can you load up your spirit with doubt, unbelief, religious brain-washed instead of New Testament taught? as Brother Hagin used to say. How can you do that and say something else? You can't. You can't you can't get apples out of briars. What is in that seed that went into the ground is what came up. What went into your spirit as a seed produced and came up. How? Out of your mouth, words. Now then, "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart," with the good stuff he's put in there, "brings forth good things." Why? Because "out of the out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. "But I say unto you, Every idle word that men shall speak, they'll give account thereof in the day of judgment." Now, what is He talking about there? "Whatsoever doesn't proceed from faith is sin." Remember that? Now, don't let that put you into condemnation. Hey, "A merry heart does good like a medicine." We were laughing in here in the studio earlier today and just heehawing over some stuff. Well, those are not idle words. Now, if when you get really seriously into idle words, what He's referring to there was the fact that they prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed and "thought they would be heard for their much saying." And that's actually what He was referring to. He said the gentile'll do that. Let me give you an idear here an "idear," that's good. Okay. Jesus said to that fig tree, "No man eat fruit of you again hereafter forever," nine words. Then when He said, "Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, be thou cast into the sea, and not doubt in his heart " He said, "Whosoever shall say" nine words, "Be thou removed, be thou cast into the sea." So, now, this is an oh, I like it. I I use it as tracks to run on. "I oh, dear Lord, I said 11 words that will not come to pass." Now, that's stupid. But, when you start even saying the nine words "Let's see. How many times I've got to say this? Oh, no. What am I going to do?" I I had a situation one time where I was I was coming up against a deadline, I mean a big deadline. And I was $25,000 short. And this was back in the days when there were no cell phones and so forth.
So I just got the boat out and got out in the middle of the lake and where, you know, no phones could ring or anything. And I just got out there by myself, and I said, "Oh, God. Oh, God, I believe I receive it. Oh, God, I believe I receive it. Oh, God, I believe I receive it. Oh, God I believe I receive it. Oh, God I believe I receive it. Oh, God I believe I receive it. Oh, God I believe I receive it." And I'm telling you, right inside me, big time, He said, "Shut up!" "Yes, sir." Well, I came to attention. I mean, it really He had He had to do it that way to shut my mouth. I said, "Yes, sir." He said, "There ain't no faith in that." He said, "You're saying that." He said, "You're saying the right words, but they're full of fear, not full of faith." What are those? Idle words. See, I'm I'm (Stammering) "Oh, I tell you, tree I tell you, fig tree, you're going to have to listen to me. Oh, you're going to have to be (Stammering)." Those are idle words. Why? Because you added them in there because you didn't have any faith, and you want this thing to come to pass, and you're going to be ashamed if it doesn't come to pass because you said da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da, idle words, worthless words. Now, notice He said, "You will give account for that in judgment." Whoa. Like one fellow said, "I need a crop failure really bad." Ha-ha-ha. Well, that's easy. Amen. "Father, I repent. My, my, my," and get back in here, and get back in the Word and enter into His rest and let Jesus have the privilege of doing what He does, which is back our words as our high priest. Amen. Hebrews 3:1 and 4:16. I mean, He is our high priest. Let us hold fast to our confession. He is the high priest because he hears them and backs them when they're His words. Amen.
Now, let's go over to the book of James. Oh, yesterday, we were talking about what was going on out there in the plains of Shinar. Then and God, He God didn't have any choice. There and when when the children of Israel said, "We're going to die in this desert," and they kept saying, "We're going to die in this desert," He said, "Okay, Moses, tell them that I'm going to have to do what I heard them speak in my ear." He didn't say, "I'm going to kill them all." No. That's not the that's not the tone in which He said it. He said, "I'm going to have to. I can't do anything else. They're stiff-necked people and their words are stout against them." Words. Words, words, words. Okay. Now then, in the book of James, this is oh, this is such marvelous teaching. It should be. This man was raised in the household with Jesus. That's the reason you see some things in the book of James you don't quite see in other places, and particularly well, I don't want to take time to go into that. 3rd chapter of the book of James, Verse 2, "For in many things we offend all. If any person," anybody, "offend not in word, the same is a perfect," or mature, "person, able also to bridle the whole body." The whole body. Now, notice, "We put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; we turn about their whole body. Also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven by fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm," or rudder, "whithersoever the governor," or the captain, "decides.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boastest great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles!" A little a kindling is just can be just a spark in some places. Kindling, it's something small that is readily ignitable, and it ignites something just a little larger than that, catches onto something a little larger than that, and then that a little larger than that, and the next thing you know you've got a bonfire, and the next thing you know you've got a forest fire. The next thing you know you've got houses burning. You understand that we've been experiencing a lot of that, you know, just last last summer and fall. And a lot of it, you know, over the years. "The tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature " I have a cross-reference that says, "the wheel of nature." It starts the ball rolling. " and it is set on fire of hell." Now, that's somebody that's not walking in love, but that's anybody. That's the way it works. This is a voice-activated system. It is a voice-activated environment. Help me, Lord. The tongue is the start button.
Did you get it? You punch that button, there's a series of things happen. There's certain things that have to take place before that engine'll run. But once you start punch that start button, it's going to continue to run until you punch it again. The tongue is the start button and the stop button. Amen. Now, this 7th verse, you've got to get this now. You don't just say, "Well, look at that, Brother Copeland, every kind of beast, and birds, and serpents, and things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed to mankind: but the tongue can no man tame." Well, I mean, what's the use? The Bible says, "No man can tame the tongue." No, it didn't. Now back up and let's look at this. "For every kind of beast, birds, serpents, things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind." The cross-reference says, "The nature of man," natural human nature, natural you don't have to be born again to train an animal. Sinner or saint can train a horse if they know how. "But the tongue can no man tame" with natural human power; it is unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing." "Behold, I place before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore you choose life." How do you choose life? You choose life words. Jesus said, "My words are spirit, and they are life." "Brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Doth a fountain send forth the same place sweet water and bitter?" No. "Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries?" Of course not. That's what just that's what Jesus we just read when Jesus saying that. "Either a vine, figs? So can no fountain both yield salt and saltwater and fresh. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation," let him show out of good good conduct, a good conversation, spirit, soul, body, words. " his works with meekness and wisdom," his life of faith, in other words. "But if you have bitter envying and strife in your heart, glory not, and lie not against the truth." Shut your mouth! If there's a bunch of bitterness in there, shut your mouth! Don't be don't be spewing that cursing that putrid stuff out your mouth. No. No.
What does the Word of God say? Let don't let bitterness come out of your mouth. Be "tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you," for this for the sake of Christ, for the sake of the anointing. Amen. Now, follow me. Just keep your mouth shut. No, no, no. Don't be doing that. What are we doing? We're making a move now to tame this tongue. We've got to reprogram it. We've got to take authority over it with the name, the blood, and the Word of God. "This wisdom descends not from above " What? The root of bitterness, bitter envying and strife. Put a stop to it now. It's like having a it's like having a cobra in your kitchen. It's like having a diamondback rattlesnake in the crib with your baby. It's that serious. "This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual." It's of the five senses. It's (Pouting) "I feel bad. I want to talk like I feel. You talk to me like that one more time, I don't know what I'm gonna do. I'm so sick and tired of you. You make me sick to my stomach. I just don't know what I just you know, I just stay I just stay sick all the time." Well, of course, you do.
Now listen. "For where envying and strife is, there is confusion," there is babble, "and every evil work." "Even though I speak with the tongue of men and angels and have not love, I am nothing but a lot of noise." You go right down through that 13th chapter of I Corinthians. You just got through giving us the nine manifestations of the Holy Spirit, the nine gifts of the Spirit, then He goes into the 13th chapter and starts and He tells you, here's what happens when you you're doing all of you can stand up and give messages in tongues just day and night and day and night, but it if you're over into this, you're into strife and all that kind of stuff, you might as well be standing there just banging the bottom of a of a pot for all the good it does. And go down through there, and you'll find every gift of the Spirit that He listed over here killed because of not walking in love. Now, "The wisdom that is from above " Now, Luke 11:49, Jesus called the written Word the wisdom of God. "The wisdom that," the Word of God that " is from above is first pure " ha-ha " peaceable, gentle, it's easy to be entreated, it is full of mercy."
Oh, ho-ho, aren't you glad? " it is full of " "Oh, God, I repent. I put Your Word in my heart and in my mouth in Jesus' name. Put a watch over my mouth that I don't sin against you with my tongue." Mm. " easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruit " glory to God " it is without partiality." That means anybody can put the Word of God to work at any time. "Whosoever shall shall say unto this mountain " ha-ha-ha-ha hallelujah! "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe you receive them, and you shall have them. But when you stand praying, forgive." Can you see it? Well, now, sure you can. Listen to this one: "It's full of mercy, full of good fruit, without partiality, without hypocrisy." What does that mean? My nose is running, you know, my face is red.
I've got 102 temperature, and I said, "I'm healed. Glory to God, I'm healed." "Well, you hypocrite, everybody can see you're not." "No, no, I'm not a hypocrite because I'm speaking the Word of God. I'm not trying to get you to believe that I'm healed." I bet I helped somebody right then, I know. Glory to God. And it "is sown in peace of them that make peace." Glory to God. Isn't that rich? I'll be back in just a moment.
The sermon "What You Speak Is What You Get" by Kenneth Copeland (online) Do you want victory and prosperity? Then live your faith out loud by speaking God’s WORD! Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he shines a light on what you speak is what you get. If you want God’s promises activated in your life—say what He says!
Hello, everybody. Welcome to the Believer's Voice of Victory broadcast. I'm Kenneth Copeland. And this is the joy time of the year, particularly at the Copeland household and KCM and at EMIC. I tell you what, it's a special time around here. And we want to sow some really special gifts into your life, one every day until Christmas. That's ha-ha. Hey, that's nice, isn't it? Go to the website, kcm.org/25days. Hey, that's good. And, well, of course, you can find out how to start receiving your but, hey, also download your study notes. You know what to do with that. That's a good thing. You need those, yeah, particularly in a study like what we're doing on the words and all the different scriptures. A lot of scripture going forth here. And so you need all of those. You need them all outlined and neatly placed just like with Gloria and Pastor George and all the outlines on prosperity. Hasn't that just been my goodness, what a glorious treasure trove that is. Words. (Laughs) Hallelujah. Father, we thank You today for this broadcast. We open our hearts and minds to You, Sir, to receive revelation from heaven in Jesus' name. Amen.
What You Speak Is What You Get - Full Textual Sermon
All right, let's open our Bibles once more today to Matthew 12. And Jesus said this, He said, "A good man out of the treasure of his heart bringeth forth good things: an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." He'll give account thereof are you getting that? He'll give account thereof in the day of judgment. Mm, mm, mm, mm. "For by thy words thou shalt be justified, by thy words thou shalt be condemned." Now, we've talked about that this is a Word-created, Word-upheld environment. God said, and it was. And He's upholding all things by the word of His power. And then we found that death and life are in the power of the tongue. Words dominate time. "Your words are stout against me," the Lord said. "We have believed, therefore we have spoken," the apostle Paul said. Ah-ha-ha-ha. Amen. Now, I before we get over into the New Testament side of this, I want to talk to you from the book of Genesis, the 11th chapter, if you'd turn there with me, please.
Genesis 11, and let's read the first nine verses there. Now, watch carefully. Words say it, "Words. Words." Let me say it again. "Words are the most important things in this planet." And that makes the Word of God the most precious thing in this planet because He's given us His Words to put in our mouth to become our words. And so when we speak, we speak in His power. Satan is stuck with that because he can't he can't get out from under it. He can't he doesn't have any power unless you give it to him by what you say. When you say something that is on His side of the ledger, then He can move right in on that because that those are His words. When you speak God's Words and make those the words of your life, then the Spirit of God is moving there. The angel your angel that God's assigned you is moving can move in your life because you're speaking the words of God. The Scripture said that Jesus spoke the words of God. Therefore, God gave Him the His Spirit without measure, not because He didn't sin. He didn't. Praise God. But He was He ministered here as a man anointed by the Spirit of God.
He said, "I can do nothing of myself, I only say what I hear my Father say, and I only do what I see my Father do." But He only said what His Father said and He only did what He saw His Father do, His daddy. That's right, His Abba. Now, let's look at this then. In the 11th chapter of Genesis, "The whole earth was of one language, and of one speech." I have a reference in the cross-reference there, "Hebrew words." All right. The whole earth was of one language and of one words. "It came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. They had brick for stone, and slime they had for mortar. And they said and they said and they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. The Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one." They are one.
They're in agreement. "And they have one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do." As long as they're in agreement, and as long as they're all saying the same thing, there's no restraint to this. "Let us go down, and confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel," or confusion, "because the Lord did therefore confound the language of all the earth: and from there did the Lord scatter them abroad on the face of the earth." Now, the only thing that could stop those people is to change what they were saying because anything they could imagine as one people in agreement, anything they could imagine, communicate it and agree on it, there's no restraint to them. Whoa. Boy, that says it all, doesn't it? Now, of course, you remember James 3:16, "Where there is confusion where there is strife " See, this brought strife and schism. "Where there is strife, there is confusion and every evil work." When you're not saying what God says, I mean, you've just licensed the devil to tear the house down, particularly if you're fighting and fussing and in strife. II Timothy 2, my, my, my, my, my, such an eye-opening scripture.
It said, "Those that oppose themselves " they and they're opposing themselves in strife. "A man of God must not strive; must be gentle, and apt to teach, and so forth," so that perhaps God will give them repentance. What do you mean, "perhaps"? They can't hear Him. They're too busy fighting one another. They're not hearing God or they wouldn't be fighting. They're not hearing God or they'd be in love with one another. No, they're fussing and fighting, "You did this and that." And the Scripture says, "Satan takes them captive at his will." Why? Because of the words that are coming out of their hearts and coming out of their mouth. Oh, my, my. Now then, let's go over to the book of Numbers, please. And this is in the 14th chapter of Numbers.
Now, the size of the people, the number of people is somewhere around 2 million people in this desert; came out of Egypt whoa, big time, man came across that Red Sea and began to dance and praise before God. And that's the last time they praised Him in 40 years. Now, that'll open your eyes. Praise words. Oh, anyway, here we go. I want you to notice something here. Oh, well, "Caleb stilled the people," in the 13th in the 13th chapter, 30th verse. "Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against them; for they are stronger than we are. And they brought up an evil report of the land." Caleb and Joshua, two men out of 2 million, two men out of 2 million chose to speak what God had said. God said, "I've given you the land." Caleb said, "It's ours. God gave it to us. We're well able. Let's go over there and take it now." Two million people could not overcome two faith men because of their words. Caleb, the Scripture says, was of a different spirit. Well, of course. It was the spirit of faith. So now, let's go on down. Chapter 14, Verse 1, "All the congregation lifted up their voice," all of them, their voice. They were one voice. They were in agreement. 2 million of them in agreement together, "lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness! Wherefore hath the Lord brought us into this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives, our children should be prey? Were it not better for us to return to Egypt?" Now, "Would God we had died in the land of Egypt!" Now, they're thinking about going back across that Red Sea. There ain't no way they're getting back across that Red Sea. You can't do it. You can't walk across that. It sure wasn't going to open up for them. "Or would God we had died in this wilderness!" They kept saying it. "We're going to die in this wilderness. We're going to die in this wilderness. We are going to die in this wilderness. We're going to die in this desert. We're going to die in the desert! We're going to die in the desert. We're going to die in the desert." Now, Verse 28, God said, "Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the Lord, as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you."
He had no choice. They said it. They're His covenant people. They said it. He had no choice. It wasn't His will. He's the He's God is love. They didn't they didn't believe He loved them. "Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old upward which have murmured against me." "You said it and now that's what has to happen because I can't protect you. I can't go any further because you said it." My, my, my, my, my. It is so it's such vital let's go to the 90th Psalm. Psalm 90, this is a prayer of Moses, the man of God. "Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as sleep: in the morning they're like grass that grows up.
In the morning it flourishes, and grows up; in the evening it's cut down, and withered. We are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. Thou hast set our iniquities before thee." You see, he's crying out. He's interceding for them and he's crying out before God. "All our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that's told. The days of our years are threescore and ten; and if by reason of strength they're fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away." See, he God Moses said Moses said, "Our years have been cut to 70," or at the most, 80. What was happening? They were not getting out of that desert alone alive. No. 80 is the maximum. 80 was the maximum. "You ain't getting out of here if you're ever you're in that group." Well, see, we've taken that 70 or 80 years and are still living by it. Words. Everybody says that. Well, but now wait a minute. God didn't say that. Moses was crying out, "Yeah, but Brother Copeland, God said they died." No. They said they would die in the desert, and God said, "Okay. It'll have to be as you said." Oh, but now you go back to the book of Genesis and you go back to 6 the 6th chapter of Genesis, the 3rd verse, "And God said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years." Now, God said his days will be 120.
That's what people should be saying because that's what He said. And medical science will tell you today, "The physical body should live 120 years." "Well, why doesn't it?" Well, what have you been saying? Huh? Now, when you begin to say what God has said now, let me show you how the Bible is constructed. We're right there next to the 91st Psalm. Let's just move over there to it. And let's go down to the 16th verse. "With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation." Oh, isn't that wonderful? Yeah, but now, what is long life? See, you and I don't have any right to make our own choice of what long life is because He's already said 120 years. So once He said see, He said that in Genesis. So that follows through to Revelation. He's never changed that. He never came back and said, "Well, you know, I mean " No, no. He said, "The days of man shall be 120 years." The New Living says, "his normal lifespan," which means you can live more than that. But that's the benchmark right there, at 120. So when He's all of the food laws in the book of Leviticus, everything that's on the side that you're not supposed to eat is because it will affect that time span. So He's already said it, see? The all of those the foods that are the ones you that you should be eating and not the other, it's all based on that 120, and He had to make it a law to them. They wouldn't do it any otherwise.
But if you'd follow it, then you could do that. Are you seeing what I'm saying here? The "Why do you say it like that?" Don't don't don't get your gun out and start grabbing at me. I'm talking about words, those words. That "120" will dominate your life if you will allow it to. Now, I didn't catch onto it all that long ago, but I saw through it. And the Lord said to me, "That is just as much my word as, 'by my stripes, you were healed.'" Ha, and we're out of time. And I'll be back in just a moment.