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Kenneth Copeland — You Can Live in Divine Health!

August 18th, 2011 No comments

Kenneth Copeland

Receiving healing after you get sick is fine, but living in divine health continually is so much better. Divine health is the ultimate privilege of every born-again, Spirit-filled believer.

According to Proverbs 4:22, God’s words are life to those who find them and health (or medicine) to all their flesh.

God intends for every believer to live completely free from sickness and disease. It is up to you to decide whether or not you will.

One of the best ways to activate God’s power in your life is to continually confess or speak out loud what His Word says about you. By confessing God’s Word concerning health, you will build the image of divine health in your heart until you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is God’s will for you! “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).

Whenever you speak God’s Word, you should remember Isaiah 55:11 that says, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

Use the following prayer as your own confession of health and healing. As you do, remember, Jeremiah 1:12 that says God watches over His Word to perform it.

Kenneth Copeland

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Kenneth Copeland — Confess Prosperity

June 1st, 2011 No comments

Kenneth and Gloria Copeland

God created all things by the power of His Word. Each time God spoke, He released His own faith—which was the very creative power that brought His words to pass.

Words. They are spiritual containers that carry the power to shape our destiny. Our words contain and release our faith. But what is most exciting is that when we speak God’s words about our lives, we release the creative power of God’s faith into our situations.

When you speak the Word of God out of your mouth, it is as much the Word of God and has the same authority as when God personally said, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3).

I can’t tell you how many times we have found this to be true in our own lives. Any time we have attacked our lack in an area with God’s creative words of increase and abundance, provision was there for us—every time. And I want you to know, having God speak in your behalf makes a tremendous difference in the outcome. Circumstances are subject to change. God’s Word never changes.

Just as confession is made unto salvation, confession is also made unto prosperity or unto healing or unto whatever it is we need from God. By meditating on the Word, we become persuaded of God’s promises and confident in His willingness to perform those promises in our lives. That’s exactly what real faith is—being persuaded and confident that God will do for us just what He said He’d do.

So, every time we confess the Word of God from a heart that’s confident God will do in our lives what He said—according to Jesus in Mark 11:24—we shall have what we say.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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Kenneth Copeland — No Natural Solutions

December 15th, 2010 2 comments

Kenneth and Gloria Copeland

Yes, every choice. Such a thought would surprise most people. They have an idea that they’ll bring God in on the major problems in their lives but handle the other things fine without Him.

It’s kind of a personal version of the government’s “separation of church and state” theory. If you want to know how well that theory works, take a look at how the government is doing. It can’t pay its bills, can’t control crime, can’t keep its citizens healthy…you know the story.

The fact is, natural power can’t keep things from going downhill. No matter how many natural choices you try, nothing works. Here’s the reason. What we call the natural world is really “subnatural.” It is far below what God originally created it to be.

When God created the earth, things were perfect. There was a water canopy that covered it and filtered out ultraviolet light, among other things. The atmospheric pressure was greater; the oxygen level was higher. People lived an average of 12 times longer (see Genesis 2:6, 5, 7:10-11; 2 Peter 3:5-6).

But the effect of sin on the earth eventually caused that canopy to explode and flood the earth. Noah and his family were the only ones who survived.

The loss of that canopy dramatically damaged Earth’s atmosphere. Add to that damage the sin and destruction Satan has wrought and you’ll realize why you have a basic, fundamental need to choose the supernatural rather than the natural.

It’s necessary to your well-being in every area of life!

You were born into an atmosphere you weren’t created to live in. You face situations you weren’t created to handle. You constantly encounter problems to which there are no natural solutions.

To have abundant life on this death-bound planet, you’ll have to live a SUPERnatural lifestyle by making SUPERnatural choices every day of your life!

If you’ll do that, it won’t matter that this world is constantly bringing forth new kinds of danger and destruction—you can live on the Word of God in health, strength and victory for 120 years if you want (Genesis 6:3).

Instead of talking about getting old, you can talk the 103rd Psalm. Every morning when you get in the shower, you can get the washcloth in one hand, the soap in the other and start talking the Word. Stand under the water and say, “Praise God, He fills my mouth with good things so my youth is renewed like the eagle’s!”

Every time you do something like that, you’re making a supernatural choice. A choice to live by the Word rather than to die like the world.

Start now getting that Word into your heart. Start now letting the force of it and the anointing upon it direct your choices—big and small. Let God begin to lift you up to His way of thinking.

Then when the storms of life come, you’ll know what to do. Instead of just grabbing a bucket and starting to bail, faith will rise up within you and you’ll say, “Look here, storm. Peace, be still.”

It will work for you just as it would have worked for the disciples. After all, you have Jesus in your boat!

Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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Kenneth Copeland — Immersed in the Word

November 11th, 2010 No comments

Kenneth Copeland

I’ll never forget when that transformation began in me. I had just begun to learn what the Word of God and faith can do. I was so hungry for it and so desperate to change my life that I completely immersed myself in it.

I kept teaching and preaching tapes going all the time. I’d get up in the morning and put in a tape while I was shaving. I’d carry the recorder to the table and listen while I ate breakfast. Then I’d haul it out to the car (that was back in the days of the big reel-to-reel recorders, so “haul” is a fairly accurate term) and listen to it while I drove to school. When I got back home at night, I listened to the Word again until I fell asleep.

I was 30 years old at that time and I’d pretty much thought the same way all my life—a way that had maneuvered me into more messes than I could find any natural way out of.

But after just a few days of constantly feeding on the Word, I began to notice a change.

My mind started working differently. I found myself comparing everything I heard, whether it came out of my mouth or someone else’s, with the Word of God.

When I’d hear something that was out of line with the Word, it would be glaringly apparent to me. Somebody would ask me how I was feeling. Instead of saying those old things I used to say—“Well, you know this old football injury has really been acting up lately. It’s giving me this shooting pain right up my leg”—I would just explode with the Word of God.

I’d say, “What difference does it make how I feel? I am not moved by what I feel. I am not moved by what I see. I am moved by what I believe and I believe the Word of God!” I just jumped on people like a chicken on a bug. (I didn’t know any better back then. Thank God, He’s mellowed me some over the years.)

What was happening? The anointing, the influence of God and His Word, was on my mind. It was teaching me things.

The Bible says if you’ll meditate on the Word day and night, it will talk to you when you wake up in the morning and visit with you all day long. That’s exactly what it began to do with me all those years ago.

I’d make choices with ease that other people struggled over. The Word made it clear for me which route I should take. I didn’t have to agonize or debate over what I should do; the Word working in me caused me to make the right choice.

Kenneth Copeland

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Kenneth Copeland — Don’t Just Bail—Believe!

October 4th, 2010 No comments

Kenneth Copeland

Look at Mark 4 and you’ll see what I mean. There, we find Jesus’ disciples facing a problem that required them to take some kind of action. But they chose the wrong action—and it landed them in deep water.

Here’s the situation. Jesus had been preaching all day at the seaside. At the end of the day, a matter of choice He had instructed the disciples to take Him by boat to the other side of the sea.

And when they [the disciples] had sent away the multitude, they took him [Jesus] even as he was in the ship…And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? (Mark 4:36-41).

Now, think about this situation for a moment. There were the disciples, facing this fierce storm. No doubt they were doing everything they knew to do, naturally speaking, to keep their boat afloat. They were bailing, they were paddling.

But they didn’t say a word to Jesus, even though He was right there in the boat with them!

They didn’t call on His power until the boat was full of water and they were about to sink. Why? They’d made the wrong choice. They had chosen to look to natural solutions instead of supernatural ones. Faith never even entered their minds until they were about to drown!

It should have. After all, Jesus had been teaching them the Word all day. He’d told them how the devil comes to choke the Word with pressures and cares of the world. Then he got into the boat and said, “Now we will go to the other side,” and went to sleep expecting His Word to be carried out.

If they’d really listened to the Word Jesus had taught, any one of those disciples could have—and should have—stood up in the bow of that boat and hollered, “Peace, be still! The Son of the living God has told us to go to the other side of this lake, and we are going if we have to walk!”

If they’d thought supernaturally, instead of just naturally, any one of them could have drawn by faith on the Anointing and the words of Jesus and stopped that storm. But they made the wrong choice.

Many well-meaning believers are making that same mistake today. They have Jesus right there in their boat, but they’re depending on natural resources to get them through their lives instead of calling on the supernatural Anointing of God. They’re making the wrong choices, so they’re going under.

Kenneth Copeland

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