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Don’t Practice Anger—Practice God’s Presence

October 13th, 2011 No comments

by Kenneth Copeland

If your car won’t start, don’t be so prone to get angry, slap the steering wheel and spout some kind of Christianized profanity at it, such as “Dad-Gummit!” The spirit behind that kind of reaction is the same one behind swearing.
It’s destructive to act that way even when you aren’t directing your anger toward other people because it’s a form of practicing bad temper. If you practice anger and ill temper, they will stay on the surface and activate before you have the opportunity to stop them. Don’t express anger even against material objects. Instead take authority over that anger and say, “No, you don’t. I’m not yielding to you. You get back under control right now.”
That will be easy to do when you’re practicing God’s presence because you know He is lovely, kind and gentle; and you will not want to offend him by displaying an ugly attitude toward anything at any time. Granted, you won’t be able to make all the changes you want to make in the first hour and a half. It takes time to do this. But you can make the decision in the next moment and a half and then walk it out moment by moment.

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Kenneth Copeland — Ask God for Wisdom

June 2nd, 2010 No comments

Kenneth Copeland
James 1:5
KJV—If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask
of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and
upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Amp—If any of you is deficient in wisdom,
let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to
every one liberally and ungrudgingly, without
reproaching or faultfinding, and it will
be given him.

Moffatt—Whoever of you is defective in
wisdom, let him ask God who gives to all
men without question or reproach, and the
gift will be his.

NIV—If any of you lacks wisdom, he should
ask God, who gives generously to all without
finding fault, and it will be given to him.

James 3:17
KJV—The wisdom that is from above is first
pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be
intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without
partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Amp—The wisdom from above is first of
all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving,
courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing
to] yield to reason, full of compassion and
good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward,
impartial and unfeigned—free from
doubts, wavering and insincerity.

Moffatt—The wisdom from above is first
of all pure, then peaceable, forbearing,
conciliatory, full of mercy and wholesome
fruit, unambiguous, straightforward.

NIV—The wisdom that comes from
heaven is first of all pure; then peaceloving,
considerate, submissive, full of mercy
and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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Kenneth Copeland — Spiritual Wisdom and Insight

May 26th, 2010 No comments

Kenneth and Gloria Copeland

Colossians 1:9-10
KJV—For this cause we also, since the day
we heard it, do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye might be filled with
the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and
spiritual understanding; That ye might walk
worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being
fruitful in every good work, and increasing
in the knowledge of God.

Amp—For this reason, we also, from the
day we heard of it, have not ceased to
pray and make [special] request for you,
[asking] that you may be filled with the full
(deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all
spiritual wisdom [that is, in comprehensive
insight into the ways and purposes of God]
and in understanding and discernment of
spiritual things. That you may walk (live and
conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of
the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring
to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in
every good work and steadily growing and
increasing in (and by) the knowledge of
God—with fuller, deeper and clearer insight,
acquaintance and recognition.

Moffatt—Hence, from the day we heard of
it, we have never ceased to pray for you,
asking God to fill you with the knowledge
of his will in all spiritual wisdom and insight,
so that you may lead a life that is worthy
of the Lord and give him entire satisfaction.
May you be fruitful and increase in the doing
of all good, as you thus know God!

NIV—For this reason, since the day we
heard about you, we have not stopped
praying for you and asking God to fill you
with the knowledge of his will through all
spiritual wisdom and understanding. And
we pray this in order that you may live a
life worthy of the Lord and may please him
in every way: bearing fruit in every good
work, growing in the knowledge of God.

Colossians 2:2-3
KJV—That their hearts might be comforted,
being knit together in love, and unto
all riches of the full assurance of understanding,
to the acknowledgement of the
mystery of God, and of the Father, and of
Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of
wisdom and knowledge.

Amp—[For my concern is] that their hearts
may be braced (comforted, cheered and
encouraged) as they are knit together in
love, that they may come to have all the
abounding wealth and blessings of assured
conviction of understanding, and that they
may become progressively more intimately
acquainted with, and may know more definitely
and accurately and thoroughly, that
mystic secret of God [which is] Christ, the
Anointed One.

In Him all the treasures of [divine] wisdom,
[of comprehensive insight into the
ways and purposes of God], and [all the
riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment
are stored up and lie hidden.

Moffatt—May their hearts be encouraged!
May they learn the meaning of love! May
they have all the wealth of conviction that
comes from insight! May they learn to know
that open secret of God, the Father of Christ,
in whom all the treasures of wisdom and
knowledge lie hidden!

NIV—My purpose is that they may be
encouraged in heart and united in love, so
that they may have the full riches of complete
understanding, in order that they may
know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
in whom are hidden all the treasures of
wisdom and knowledge.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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Kenneth Copeland — Wisdom for the Godly, Labor for the Wicked

May 19th, 2010 No comments

Kenneth and Gloria Copeland

Ecclesiastes 2:26
KJV—For God giveth to a man that is
good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge,
and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail,
to gather and to heap up, that he may give
to him that is good before God.

Amp—For to the person who pleases Him
God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy;
but to the sinner He gives the work of
gathering and heaping up, that he may give
to one who pleases God.

Moffatt—To a man whom God approves, he
grants wisdom, knowledge, and happiness,
but he sets a sinner the task of gathering and
amassing wealth, only to leave it to the man
whom God approves.

NIV—To the man who pleases him, God
gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness,
but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering
and storing up wealth to hand it over
to the one who pleases God.

Luke 21:15
KJV—For I will give you a mouth and wisdom,
which all your adversaries shall not be
able to gainsay nor resist.

Amp—For I [Myself] will give you a mouth
and such utterance and wisdom as all of
your foes combined will be unable to stand
against or refute.

Moffatt—For I will give you words and
wisdom that not one of your opponents
will be able to meet or refute.

NIV—For I will give you words and wisdom
that none of your adversaries will be
able to resist or contradict.

1 Corinthians 1:30
KJV—Of him [God] are ye in Christ Jesus,
who of God is made unto us wisdom,
and righteousness, and sanctification,
and redemption.

Amp—It is from Him [God] that you have
your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made
our Wisdom from God, [that is, revealed to
us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation
previously hidden, manifesting itself as]
our Righteousness and thus making us upright
and putting us in right standing with
God; and our Consecration—making us pure
and holy; and our Redemption—providing
our ransom from eternal penalty for sin.

Moffatt—This is the God to whom you owe
your being in Christ Jesus, whom God has
made our “Wisdom,” that is, our righteousness
and consecration and redemption.

NIV—It is because of him [God] that you
are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us
wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness,
holiness and redemption.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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Kenneth Copeland — Seek Wisdom, Not Riches

May 12th, 2010 No comments

Kenneth Copeland

Proverbs 4:7-9
KJV—Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore
get wisdom: and with all thy getting
get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall
promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour,
when thou dost embrace her. She shall
give to thine head an ornament of grace: a
crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

Amp—The beginning of Wisdom is, get
Wisdom—skillful and godly Wisdom! For
skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal
thing. And with all you have gotten get
understanding—discernment, comprehension
and interpretation. Prize Wisdom
highly and exalt her, and she will exalt and
promote you; she will bring you to honor
when you embrace her. She shall give to
your head a wreath of gracefulness; a
crown of beauty and glory will she deliver
to you.

Moffatt—At any cost get knowledge—
never leave her, and she will guard you,
love her, and she will take care of you, prize
her, and she will promote you, and bring
you to honour, if you will embrace her, she
will adorn you with charm and crown you
with glory.

NIV—Wisdom is supreme; therefore get
wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get
understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt
you; embrace her, and she will honor you.
She will set a garland of grace on your head
and present you with a crown of splendor.

Proverbs 16:16
KJV—How much better is it to get wisdom
than gold! and to get understanding rather
to be chosen than silver!

Amp—How much better it is to get skillful
and godly Wisdom than gold! And to
get understanding is to be chosen rather
than silver.

Moffatt—Better get wisdom than gold,
better choose knowledge than silver.

NIV—How much better to get wisdom
than gold, to choose understanding rather
than silver!

Proverbs 24:14
KJV—So shall the knowledge of wisdom
be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it,
then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation
shall not be cut off.

Amp—So shall you know skillful and godly
Wisdom to be your life; if you find it, then
shall there be a future and a reward, and
your hope and expectation shall not be
cut off.

NIV—Know also that wisdom is sweet to
your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope
for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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