Kenneth Copeland Sermon - Faith Words Make a Difference.
The tongue is the start button to everything you’re believing for! Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory explain how faith words make a difference. Meditating on the Word day and night will put the right words in your mouth, and keep the devil from stealing your confession and your dreams.
KENNETH: Let's go to the book of James. Look in the 3rd chapter of James, Verse 5. "Even so " Well, no. Let's back up to Verse 3. "Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, though they be so great, and are driven with fierce winds, yet they are turned around with a very small helm, a rudder, wherever the governor listeth."
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Now, notice the governor has power over the rudder. You have power over your tongue. "Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things, Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!" It's the kindling to the fire. "The tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body " What with? Words. " and setteth on fire the course," or the wheel, "of nature; and it is set on fire of hell." This is the sparker. This is the igniter. This is the start button. Well, if it can be set on fire of hell, it can be set on fire of the Holy Ghost. Hallelujah. Hallelujah!
KENNETH: Well, Hebrews 3:1, "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers " Say, "I'm a partaker." AUDIENCE: I'm a partaker. KENNETH: " partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle," or the one God sent, "and High Priest of our profession," or our confession. Same word, "Christ," or the anointed, "Jesus." Jesus is the one God sent, God anointed to be high Priest over our words, actually over His words in our mouths. That word there, "confession," also means "to say the same thing," when we're saying the same thing as He has already said. If you won't turn loose of it, if you meditate on it and think about it and spend time just muttering over it and just talking about it and just seeing yourself with it, if you have to get up an hour early in the morning, if you and get up in the middle of the night for an hour Brother Hagin would do this. He never used an alarm clock. I don't either. I haven't used an alarm clock in nearly 40 years. MALE: Wow. KENNETH: And you just set your faith to get up a certain time, and you say, "I you know, with the Lord's help, I'll wake up, you know, 15 till 6:00." I usually wake up at 5:30. That's the way it should be. And go to bed go to sleep. 127th Psalm says, "He gives His beloved sleep." Amen. Well, I'm His beloved and so are you. Learn to go to sleep by faith.
I had to learn that because I was going to sleep with pain, just going to sleep. Now, I didn't have pain every night, no. But the thing would flare up from time to time, and there were times, particularly on a heavy preaching schedule, I'd be hurting for a while and go to bed and then be all right. But anyway, no pain. My, my. FEMALE: Thank You, Jesus. MALE: Amen.
KENNETH: This is so marvelous. Hallelujah. But Brother Hagin would wake up, open his Bible, go through the healing scriptures. Now, he said, "I quote every one of them." But he said, "I put my eyes on every one of them." "I serve the Lord my God, blesses my bread, and water; and take sickness from the midst of me. And the length of my days He'll fulfill." "Sent his word, and healed me, and delivered me from my destruction." "Surely he bore my griefs, and sicknesses, sorrows, and pains: we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God. But he was wounded for our transgression, bruised for our iniquities: chastisement of our peace was upon him; by his stripes we're healed." That was fulfilled in Matthew 8:17. "Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses." Then fulfilled again in I Peter 2:24, "Himself bore our own sins on his body on the tree, that we, being " that I " being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were," or I was, "healed." I am healed now. Then meditate on it for an hour and go back to sleep.
Sleep for an hour, wake up and do the same thing, and do that two or three times in the night. Built himself up because his daughter, Pat, had a growth on her eye. Back there then, he didn't call long distance. It cost money, and during the depression, you didn't do that. So they wrote letters back and forth. What is Pat going to tell the nurse when she comes by Tuesday to check on all the children there in the school? She's got that growth on her eye. He said, "After that, I did that three nights in a row." And he said, "I wrote and said, 'Tell Pat, "Daddy said she's healed."'" Didn't say anything about what to tell the nurse. So Aretha called Pat in and said, "Read the letters." Said, "Daddy said to tell you you're healed." And she said, "Okay."
And the next morning, she got up and the thing's gone. "Well, now why can't I do that?" Because you don't get up in the middle of the night and meditate on the healing scripture. I had to learn to start doing that. That was part of this wonderful healing. You wake up, get up. I don't like to stay in the house. I've got heaters on my deck for the winter time. Gloria said the older I get, the more Indian I get. I don't like to be in I don't like to be in the house. Anyway, I just get up and say, "Come on, Lord." I just go out there on the desk the deck, you know, and make myself a nice cup of tea and go out there in the wintertime, turn my heaters on. In the summer time, turn my fans on. Get out there about 3:30, 4:00 in the morning.
Awesome. You can pray in tongues. I mean, you can smooth through some praying. Now, for it's a little bit of a struggle there, a while with your flesh over an hour. But after a while, you look at your watch, "Three hours?" The other morning I got up, it was about 2:15 or something. I just woke up, so I went out on the porch. I'm out there just praying, just worshiping God, just having a big time, you know, just me and Jesus. And I looked up, "5:20? Glory to God." So I went on. I thought, "Well, I'll go on in the house. At least I you know, at least I can get a couple hours of sleep here." And I went in, and Gloria was up. And she's I came in. She said, "How long you been out there?" I said, "I don't know, a little after 2:15, 2:20, something like that." So we went on back in and went to bad. And by now it's about 5:30. And she and I got to talking and we got to laughing. You don't get into these moments without moments like that. Oh, a lot of them. MALE: Praise God. KENNETH: I don't know why I thought of it. I thought about the first apartment we had.
We were so broke, we couldn't pay attention, you understand that? We got married on Friday, and my the manager the son-in-law, the man that owned the business, was ordained a Southern Baptist preacher. Well, he married us. And I borrowed a hundred dollars from my boss, who was my best man, and went to Hot Springs on my honeymoon. Had to be back in there had to be back in the office on Monday, you know? So we got back on Sunday evening. This is our first night in this little house, and it's just a little thing, and it's the bedroom was upstairs. About 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning, the room filled up with light. The house started shaking. We sat right straight up in the bed and there's a freight train coming right there.
"He's headed for this house!" I'm not kidding you, that house the street just dead-ended up next to that railroad track. And the train went around the end of our street and down the side of the house. That house shuddered and I'm there, "How come we got it so cheap?" We laid there in the bed at 5:00 in the morning, and we got to laughing. And we laid there and hee-hawed. We thought about all kinds of stuff. We just laid there and laughed. Neither one of us went back to bed. We just got up and had a wonderful day. Hey, wait. Hey, hey, this is life in the faith lane when you take the time to meditate on Jesus. And, hey, Jesus is the beginning, Jesus is the middle, and Jesus is the end, the alpha and the omega. He's the biggest thing there is and He's the smallest thing there is. He is everything. And you spend time in His presence, praying in the Spirit, and you're praying things, relying on the Spirit of God for utterance, supernatural words, and He's taking care of your prayer life. Romans 8:26 and 27, "He takes hold together with us against our infirmities: but we know not how to pray as we ought: with groanings which cannot be uttered." The Greek says, "inarticulate speech." Hallelujah. He's praying all the stuff you forgot. MALE: Praise God. KENNETH: There are things that He needs you to pray.
You see, John Wesley said, "It seems as though God can do nothing for mankind unless somebody on the earth asks Him to." Well, of course, that's true because He created the earth and gave it to man. And He's never taken it back. So, in tongues, things that He needs to be asked to do, He can I just say, "Lord, you know, whatever you need, I'm your man." (Praying in the Spirit) Ha-ha-ha-ha. Do you know what you said? No? I don't really care. But I do pray that I interpret. And I do pray Mark 11:24. I believe I receive when I pray in tongues while it's still a mystery. It's my mystery. It's for me. I believe I receive it. Hebrews 4:14, "Seeing then that we have a great high priest " Remember what we read in the 3rd chapter of the 1st verse?
"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession." Hold fast to it. Hold fast to it. Don't ever let the devil don't ever let the devil steal your confession. Don't let him steal your dreams. Hallelujah. Amen. Just stay steady. And when you're confessing scripture, don't ever get off that. Now, you may be going in a direction that needs to be changed in your life and so forth, but that's where you stand for correction, see? But when you're on the Word, don't ever let the devil talk you out of it. And keep it very simple. Keep "I believe I receive my healing. Thank You. And when I stand praying, forgive if I have ought against any." The six I's of faith: "I believe, I will, I take it, I have it, I'm grateful for it, and I forgive." Six I's of faith. You got a partner letter about that one time several years ago. Hallelujah. I may send you a rerun. I don't know. I never have yet, but hallelujah. Now then, we're almost there. Hebrews 4:14 Joel 3:10. Okay, Joel. Go back over there in the weeds again.
Okay, there's yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh, there's Joel on page 1089. Thank You, Lord. Chapter 3, Verse 10, "Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong." If you're saying, "I'm weak," you're just supporting what's already there. Yeah, yeah, I need to take the time to say this to you. God said, "I am," did He not? "I am the God that healeth thee."
I Peter 3:10 quickly, quickly, quickly. You know where that is. But this is one that's misunderstood. I Peter 3:10, "For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile." What is guile? No, you don't be lips that they speak no guile." What is guile? No, you don't be looking up your dictionary right now. "Beguile"? Yeah, it means deceive or treachery.
Don't be treacherous. Don't be scheming with your mouth, because whatever you do to others is going to get done to you. That's spiritual law. And Jesus said, "Do unto others as you would have others do onto you." But whatever you do unto others is what others do unto you. That's the way it works. But anything "Any good thing that any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord." Isn't that good in the book of Ephesians?
Isn't that wonderful? "Any good thing anybody does, the same shall he receive of the Lord." So you don't want a treacherous tongue. And if you follow that, you'll live a long time. Look at it again. "He that will love life, and see good days " Sick days are not good days. Poverty days are not good days. Good days. Verse 9, "Not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing;" bless people, "knowing that you're thereunto called, that you should inherit a blessing. For he that'll love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no treachery or trickery." Just be speaking the truth to one another in love. Hallelujah. Revelation 12:11. Oh, dear Lord, I love it because I love Him so much.
"They overcame him," the devil, "by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word by the word by the word by the word of their testimony " hallelujah " they loved not their lives unto death." Isn't that wonderful? Glory be to God. Hallelujah. John 6:63, "My words are spirit, and they are life."
John 10:10, "I've come that you might have life, and have it more abundantly." Words are the images of life and death. They more abundantly." Words are the images of life and death. They build images on the inside of you. If you've been let's say, for instance, you've been confined to a wheelchair for a long time, you close your eyes, you see yourself there. It becomes difficult to see yourself up, running around. That's the reason you have to meditate on the Word day and night until you observe to do those things that are written therein. And you close your eyes and you see yourself getting up out of that chair and running across the room. Hallelujah. Oh, glory to God. And you just you just meditate on it and meditate on it.
And you say it and you say it and you say it and you say it and you glorify God. And you shout and you praise. And I don't care if you feel like crying and crying and crying. I don't care if you are crying. Cry the healing scriptures and don't let the devil steal. Don't let him steal your dreams.