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.