You Should Expect BLESSING Every Day

You Should Expect BLESSING Every Day

 

God is a giver—and He gives to us out of who He is, which is good! Psalm 68:19 says, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah” (NKJV). And Psalm 107:1 promises us that God is good, and out of His goodness, He daily loads us with those benefits. When David got a glimpse of how good God is, it overcame everything that looked like it was going to destroy him. In Psalm 9, he repeatedly praises God for His goodness and for His marvelous works. By the time David penned Psalm 68, he couldn’t help but write that the Lord is the One who daily loads us with benefits.

The word benefit means “something that aids or promotes well-being.” God is literally looking for a way—every day—to bless us with things that aid or promote our well-being. He doesn’t want any of us to hurt. He doesn’t want any of us to suffer. He doesn’t want any of us to barely exist or barely get by. No, he wants to load us with benefits, and who doesn’t want benefits? When we are offered a new position with a company, aren’t the pay and benefits one of the first things we want to know? Will it be a fair wage for the work involved? Will there be insurance, paid time off and an opportunity to contribute to a retirement plan? We naturally want to know these things, because the value of the pay and benefits are part of our decision-making in whether we accept the job offer.

God is such a good God that He daily loads us with His benefits—and they are never-ending, always abounding and overflowing. He gives us everything He has. It’s actually the reason He created mankind in the first place. The last act of Creation wasn’t creating Adam and Eve; it was BLESSING them! “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God BLESSED them…” (Genesis 1:27-28, NKJV).

God BLESSED Adam and Eve before sickness and disease ever existed. He BLESSED them before poverty, lack or want ever existed. He BLESSED them before suffering, affliction, pain or calamity ever existed. Yes, they became subject to the sin in this world after they sinned, but Jesus came and restored all that God originally created for us all. Genesis 1:26-28 reveals God’s original intent and that was for us to live blessed every day of our lives!

Psalm 115:12-13 says, “The LORD has been mindful of us;He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless those who fear the LORD, both small and great” (NKJV). It’s on God’s mind 24/7 to BLESS us!

What’s more, we know from Jeremiah 29:11, that God’s thoughts toward us are good and not evil, to give us the future we hope for.

Wrong Thinking Holds Back THE BLESSING

When we don’t fully understand how God wants to load us daily with His benefits, our wrong thinking gets in the way of our receiving THE BLESSING and all it provides. What we need to do is meditate on the Word of God and renew our minds (Romans 12) so we can understand that God is love—and love gives! John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son…” (NKJV).

God’s love for us far outweighs any reason we might hesitate to receive THE BLESSING in our lives. His love surpasses anything done to us or anything we might have done. Romans 8:39 promises us, “No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Paul prayed for us to get a revelation of this: “I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen” (Ephesians 3:16-21).

Psalm 68:19 (NKJV) says, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah.” Selah at the end means “stop and think about this.” God wants us to stop and mediate on the truth of His Word—that He daily loads us with benefits! When we meditate on the Word of God, we gain revelation of it. When we meditate on the heart of Psalm 68:19, we begin to understand the importance of receiving THE BLESSING and all it provides in our lives, including daily benefits.

Being a Christian Isn’t a Burden

Other translations of Psalm 68:19, including the AMPC, tell us that the Lord “bears our burdens and carries us day by day.” But what we often do, perhaps because we don’t realize that God is our burden-bearer, is we carry our burdens. What’s more, oftentimes we make a burden out of being a Christian. But God never meant for us to weighed down by sin. He never meant for us to be weighed down by the law. He never meant for us to be weighed down by our cares. In fact, He said that we should roll our cares over on Him: “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you” (1 Peter 5:6-7).

Being a Christian Gives Us Life

In John 10:10, Jesus said, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (NKJV). The AMPC translation of this verse reads, “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” Having a life of blessing is having a life that we live to the full. It’s the overflowing life that swallows up our needs and moves us on to living in abundance.

It’s Time for Us To Expect THE BLESSING

God’s role in our lives is to see to it that we are overly supplied and overly protected. It’s His desire that we live highly favored. “For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11, AMPC).

God sees us already in heaven, though we are clearly still here on this earth. Therefore, it’s His desire that we live here with everything that’s there. When Jesus prayed, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,” it included all the benefits God wants to load us with daily; all the benefits that originate in Him. What’s more, bread is symbolic or representative of sustenance or provision. So even in the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus was saying that we can expect something from God every day.

God gives us whatever we need, but we know He is more than that. He is a God of abundance who goes beyond our needs to give us the desires of our hearts when we delight in Him (Psalm 37:4). When we renew our minds to the reality that God is a God of abundance, that He wants to load us with benefits daily, it should create in us a sense of expectancy. And the more we expect it, the more we will experience it. When we live our lives with expectant hope, and with our switch of faith turned on, looking for all that God’s promised, ready to receive it, THE BLESSING will overtake our lives. It’s time for us to start each day expecting THE BLESSING of God. It’s time for us to start each day expecting the favor of God to manifest in some way before the end of each day. It’s time to live loaded—loaded with God’s benefits!

God’s Power at Work Through Prayer

God’s Power at Work Through Prayer

 

Prayer is crucial to our success in every area of our lives. Through prayer, we discover that God is good and that He is faithful. Through our personal prayer, we gain the confidence to know God’s Word is true and that when we pray, He hears and answers us. When we base our prayers on God’s Word, which is His will, our prayers are effective—and they produce the success we want. In other words, we get to see God’s Power at Work Through Prayer.

Our prayers are like incense rising before the Lord (Revelation 5:8, 8:3-4). Even in the Temple, incense served as a reminder to the children of Israel to pray, and assured them that their prayers were a sweet-smelling fragrance to the Lord (Exodus 30). God is pleased with our prayers, and prayers based on His Word changes things (and us!).

First Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (New King James Version). Pray without ceasing? How do we do that? In the words of Kenneth Copeland, we are to pray about anything and everything. We are to pray about ALL things ALL the time.

But how do we really do that? Well, a good way to start is to learn about and incorporate the many different kinds of prayer found in the Bible. Ephesians 6:18 says for us to “pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people)” (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition).

Based on this verse, we’re to:

  1. Pray at all times, on every occasion and in every season.
  2. When we do, we’re to pray in the spirit.
  3. And we’re to pray with all manner of prayer and entreaty.
  4. Then we’re to watch and continue interceding.

Prayer is meant to be a full-time aspect of our everyday lives, not something reserved for Sundays or church services or emergencies—although by all means pray then too! When we pray using all manner of prayer—and God answers our prayers—we experience God’s Power at Work Through Prayer.

Pray In Agreement With Someone

According to Kenneth Copeland, when two of his children, Kellie and John, were just children, they fussed all the time, like siblings often do. But one day, Kellie told her dad that she and John wanted a boat. Kenneth’s response was, “OK, but I tell you what: You and John are going to have to believe for it. And Mom and I won’t get out of agreement, but you’re going to have to use your faith. We’ll agree with you, but it’s going to be based on your faith.” He emphasized that she and John couldn’t fight with each other any longer…they had to agree in faith!

By telling Kellie that he and Gloria would agree with their faith, he was teaching Kellie about one of the kinds of prayer—the Prayer of Agreement—that Ephesians 6:18 refers to when it says “all manner of prayer.” Now the Bible doesn’t label any specific instance as the Prayer of Agreement, but that’s what we call it for teaching and communicating purposes. Much like when Jesus prayed the Lord’s Prayer, He did not call it that. He was simply praying to His heavenly Father. People labeled it the Lord’s Prayer, and that’s what we still call it today. Likewise, when Jesus told His disciples, “If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you” (Matthew 18:19), He was establishing what we call the Prayer of Agreement.

Well, when Kenneth put the challenge before Kellie, she knew exactly what to do. She was old enough to write, so she wrote out her and John’s agreement, based on the Word of God—based on John 16:23. “At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name.”

This is what she had been raised to do—to write out a Prayer of Petition based on the Scripture, believing it would be granted. What’s more, the Prayer of Agreement won’t work unless Jesus is Partner in the agreement. Once Kellie finished her petition, she signed it and John scribbled what he could. But their actions established their faith. Their faith was based on a foundation of a promise from God’s Word. And they were in agreement.

Kellie put their Prayer of Agreement on the refrigerator door and when they would pass by, they would declare by faith, “Thank You, Jesus, for the boat.” They understood the words of Matthew 18:19, “My Father in heaven will do it for you.” It will be done. What strong language God used!

Not too long after Kellie posted their Prayer of Agreement, someone called Kenneth saying they wanted to give him a fishing boat. Kenneth had wanted one, so he was thrilled; and naturally, it would have been completely understandable to think that was the answer to Kellie and John’s faith, but they weren’t believing for just a fishing boat. They believed for ‘the perfect boat.’ And when Kenneth asked Kellie what that meant, she said they needed to be able to fish and also to stay out all night in it to just have fun. Well, not too long after the first boat was given, someone else called Kenneth, and they gave him another boat. John and Kellie’s prayer and faith yielded not one boat, but two! Their ‘perfect boat’ was actually two boats! That’s God’s Power at Work Through Prayer!

Pray About Everything

The Lord once told Kenneth Copeland, Let My Word fight its own fight. In other words, incorporate God’s Word in our prayers and let it get to work on our behalf. That’s how we fight the good fight of faith—through prayer, through releasing our faith in prayer, and through praying prayers based on the Word of God.

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours” (Mark 11:23-24).

You can pray for anything. You can pray about anything. And it will be done.

Are you anxious? Pray.

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

Are you fearful? Pray.

“When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?” (Psalm 56:3-4).

Are you worried? Pray.

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? (Matthew 6:25-26).

Do you need money? Pray.

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

Do you want to surrender your life to Christ? Pray.

“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).

Is there someone you need to forgive? Pray.

“When you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too” (Mark 11:25).

Are you rejoicing about answered prayer? Pray.

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name” (Psalm 100:4).

The gift and exercise of prayer in the life of the believer is not a monologue that lands on deaf ears. It’s not meant to be us praying scattershot, as Kenneth Copeland says, where we say every religious and spiritual thing we’ve ever heard. No. It is intentional communication with God based on His Word, which we can always be confident is His will.

Prayer is the foundation of Kenneth Copeland Ministries and it should be the foundation of every believer. Make it yours today. Then you’ll see God’s Power at Work Through Prayer in your life.

Why Is Faith-Building Important for Healing?

Why Is Faith-Building Important for Healing?

 

Aviation has always been a part of Kenneth Copeland’s life. From his days as a private commercial pilot, to serving as Oral Roberts’ pilot when he was a student at ORU, to the present day, Kenneth has studied almost everything to do with flying airplanes. Naturally then, particularly when he was a new believer, God showed him that just like there are fundamentals of flying that apply to every kind of aircraft, so there are fundamental laws of faith that apply to anything we need to receive by faith including salvation, healing, finances, restoration or a miracle.

Hebrews 11:1-3 tells us that “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (NKJV).

By faith. That’s how we receive. Hebrews 11 shows us so much about this, including how so many of the Old Testament saints lived and received by faith. Note these examples from the New King James Version.

“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going” (verse 8).

“By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God” (verses 9-10).

“By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised” (verse 11).

“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac” (verse 17).

“By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come” (verse 20).

“By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped” (verse 21).

“By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones” (verse 22).

“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command” (verse 23).

“By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy thepassing pleasures of sin” (verses 24-25).

“By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible” (verse 27).

“By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them” (verse 28).

“By faith [the children of Israel] passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned” (verse 29).

And on Hebrews 11 goes, so much so, that the Scripture later says, “And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens” (verses 32-34).

Never Let the Devil See You Sweat

It is by faith we receive, and if we are believing God to receive our healing, then this is how we are going to receive it. Therefore, it’s essential that we develop the measure of faith God has given each one of us (Romans 12:3).

So how do we develop our faith? We strengthen it with the Word of God; we read and study everything God says about our faith and receiving our healing by faith (Romans 10:17). We put God’s Word in our hearts and in our mouths (verses 8-9). We say it and declare the end from the beginning (Matthew 8:8; Isaiah 46:10). And, as God taught Kenneth, we never let the devil see us sweat.

He learned this years ago when he was a student at ORU and was putting into practice listening to the Holy Spirit in preparation to pray for people to be healed. One time, he and Gloria had driven home to Fort Worth for a visit with family, and no sooner had they arrived, than Kenneth’s mother received a call that they needed to come to the hospital quickly because his great-aunt Eiley was dying.

His mother said immediately that they needed to hurry, to jump in the car and go. But Kenneth didn’t have the same sense of urgency. He had been learning to turn inward and listen for the leading of the Holy Spirit, just like he’d learned in aviation to “stop and wind your watch.” That’s an aviation phrase pilots use to express what to do if something starts to fail with an aircraft. The meaning is that if systems start to fail, instead of panicking and fearing that the plane will fall out of the sky, which it won’t, pause and maintain your composure, begin to think of your checklist, and go through it.

In a spiritual sense, to stop and wind your watch is to turn inward and listen for the prompting of the Holy Spirit for what course of action to take; because, after all, He is our helper (John 14:26).

“Kenneth,” his mother pressed, “if we want to see her, then we need to get there quick.”

But he told his mother, “I need to go change my shirt.” As he went into the bedroom and began to change his shirt, he turned to the Lord for direction and as he said, “Lord,” he immediately heard the Lord say, “Don’t ever let the devil see you sweat. You get over there and I’ll tell you what to do.”

When they headed out the door to leave, Kenneth told his mother, “You drive, and drive slowly, please.”

“Kenneth!” she exclaimed.

When they arrived, a family member was already making funeral arrangements on the phone. Kenneth went on over to the bed and said, “Aunt Eiley, open your eyes.”

“Kenneth,” she responded, “what are you doing here?”

“I came to pray for you,” Kenneth told her.

About that time, Kenneth’s mother said, “Look at that thing. That’s what’s choking her to death.”

And Kenneth declared, “Well, no, not anymore,” and he went on to pray what the Holy Spirit told him to pray.

The result was that Aunt Eiley was healed, and she continued to live alone for two more years!

Here’s the point: Kenneth hand learned to stop and wind his watch, spiritually speaking. He had developed his faith by feeding his spirit with the Word of God, particularly all the verses that teach us how to live by faith, release our faith, declare our faith, and use our faith to receive. He had developed his faith to believe for healing—for himself, for his family and for anyone else who wanted to be made whole.

It’s a lesson for us all. How important it is when we hear a difficult report and are standing in faith to receive, to stop and wind our watch. To turn inward and listen for the leading of the Holy Spirit so we stay in faith, keep walking by faith, and continue to respond with faith.

10 Scriptures To Build Your Faith for Healing

Sometimes, when we’re focusing so hard on receiving and, in particular, receiving our healing, we need to give equal attention to developing our faith, because it is by faith that we receive. To help you build your faith for healing, consider the following verses on faith. Memorize them. Personalize them. Say them daily. And watch faith rise up on the inside of you.

  1. “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]” (Hebrews 11:1 AMPC).
  2. “Have faith in God [or have the faith of God]…. You can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart” (Mark 11:22-23).
  3. “You can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours” (Mark 11:24).
  4. “We walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV).
  5. Faith works by love (see Galatians 5:6).
  6. “So the promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift. And we are all certain to receive it, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses, if we have faith like Abraham’s. For Abraham is the father of all who believe” (Romans 4:16).
  7. “Then Jesus told them, ‘I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, “May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,” and it will happen’” (Matthew 21:21).
  8. “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing” (James 1:2-4).
  9. “At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name” (John 16:23).
  10. “(As it is written, ‘I have made you [Abraham] a father of many nations’) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did” (Romans 4:17, NKJV).

It was Smith Wigglesworth who said, “I’m not moved by what I see. I’m not moved by what I feel. I’m moved only by what I believe.” Let’s remember this as we build our faith to receive our healing.

Covenant—God’s Language of Love

Covenant—God’s Language of Love

 

God is Love and He loves us! His Word tells us so: “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (1 John 4:7).

God loves us so much that He gave us Jesus, and when we accept Jesus as Lord of our lives, we enter into a covenant of love with God Himself. “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

What better month than February to celebrate this Covenant of love we have with God! He has made us part of His family, something that is precious to Him. Long before the beginning of time, He loved the thought of being surrounded by sons and daughters made in His own likeness. His heart yearned for a family of people He could love and BLESS.

All the magnificent splendor of creation we see around us today came out of that divine desire. God made it all for one purpose only—to BLESS His family. He created the earth and everything in it for us! We were in His heart and mind long before we ever showed up on the planet. His dream before the foundation of the world was to prosper you and me and all the rest of His family in every way imaginable as we spend eternity building our lives and world together with Him.

If you know the story of Creation, then you know that God’s dream first sprang to life with Adam and Eve, the great-great-grandparents of us all. You also know that things didn’t go well for them, nor for God pretty much from the beginning. In the Garden of Eden, Adam committed high treason. He bowed his knee to the devil, a spiritual outlaw and thief who at one time had been an archangel created by God. When Adam surrendered his authority to the devil, he became the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4). As a result, from then on, many times throughout the course of history, God would be faced with situations that threatened to destroy His dream forever.

So, in His endless wisdom and foresight, God put into motion the truth and power of blood-backed agreement—or Covenant! You could say that Covenant became God’s way of holding on to His family for dear life. What love!

Develop a Covenant Mindset

The word covenant comes from the Latin phrase that means “a coming together.” In a general sense, it’s simply an agreement between two or more people or parties. It brings those parties into relationship through a formal commitment made binding by arrangement, a testament or will, or a legal contract.

In the Bible, whenever a covenant is made between God and man, it’s always God who initiates it. In each case, He sets the conditions and standards of the agreement. He determines how the people with whom He is making covenant gain access to the benefits of the arrangement. God has done and is doing everything He possibly can to squeeze every one of us as tightly as He can into a place of BLESSING—once and for all. It’s the reason He wants you in Covenant with Him.

His motive has always been relationship. He desires more than anything to be in constant fellowship with you and shower you with His goodness. When you enter into Covenant agreement with Him, you are obligating yourself by faith to a relationship with Him. You’re binding yourself to Almighty God. Once you make that connection and commitment, He can release His purpose and desire for you, your life, and all creation, through the promises and BLESSINGS of the Covenant.

Imagine what this can do for your life, your marriage, and all the other relationships in your life. How important, then, it is to renew our minds to the value and significance of covenant, and that we learn to read the Scripture with a covenant mindset and listen to the preached Word with covenant ears.

To help renew your mind to think about covenant the way God does, consider the following 3 Step Process of Covenant—God’s Language of Love.

1. The first step in the covenant process is the calling to covenant.

God, the Father, takes this step by graciously inviting us to join ourselves to Him. Then He, in turn, can join Himself to us, bringing all of who He is and all of what He has into our lives. Nehemiah 9 tells us it was God who chose Abraham. It wasn’t Abraham who initiated their covenant relationship. God approached him first. He brought Abraham up from his homeland, and gave him a new identity. He even promised to give him all the land as far as his eyes could see (verses 7-8), an offer seemingly too good to be true.

God has essentially done the same for us as believers today. He has called us just as He called Abraham and made us an astounding offer. He’s offered us the opportunity to enter into a relationship with Him for all eternity. He’s promised to BLESS us and assured us, as Romans 8:28 NKJV says, that “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

Do you see it? As believers we are “the called”! That means God has already taken the first step in the process of establishing Covenant with us. He has extended to us a personal invitation to join ourselves to Him.

2. The second step in establishing a covenant is the actual entering into the covenant.

This is where the terms of the covenant are agreed upon by both parties, and the agreement is executed or acted upon. In Hebrews 11:8-9, we see Abraham taking this step. We see that, “It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going.And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise.”

Imagine how much trust it took for Abraham to say yes to God’s call without knowing where that call would take him. Imagine how much faith it took for him to leave everything behind without having any idea of exactly what lay ahead. When he acted on God’s promise in Faith, he entered into covenant. He accepted God’s invitation and joined himself to Him.

Hundreds of years later, when God gave the people of Israel the opportunity to enter into a covenant relationship with Him, He added to this a second step. He required the Israelites to agree verbally with His covenant conditions. He had them declare out loud together all the BLESSINGS and the curses of the Law. Like the reading and signing of a contractual agreement, this formalized their agreement to enter covenant with Him (Deuteronomy 27-30:19).

We take this step today by believing on God’s Son, Jesus, the second Person of the Trinity, and receiving Him by faith as our Savior and LORD!

3. The third and final step of the covenant process is keeping or maintaining the agreement.

A covenant relationship, like any relationship—whether it’s in a marriage, in parenting, business or simply a friendship—requires maintenance. Relationships need nurturing. For them to remain healthy and vital, you can’t just forget about them. You must remember and attend to them.

Jesus spoke about this to His disciples just before He left them to go to the cross. During their last Passover meal together, He took the bread, “Then he broke it in pieces and said, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.’” (1 Corinthians 11:24-25).

When Jesus instructed His disciples to do this “in remembrance of me,” He was pointing back to what their Hebrew forefathers had done for thousands of years. When they ate the Passover meal, they remembered how God had delivered them from the bondage of Egypt (Exodus 13:3; Deuteronomy 4:9). This remembering kept their minds focused on their Covenant with Him.

This is why Jesus established under the New Covenant what we today call “Communion.” By telling us to eat and drink the Covenant meal, He provided us with a simple action step we can take to remind us that we’re in Covenant with God through Him. He gave us a powerful way to release our Faith in that Covenant. A way to nurture our connection with Him and keep it not only intact but healthy, active, strong, thriving—alive!

How Weddings Mirror God’s Covenant of Love

Most marriage ceremonies contain three major covenant elements and are revealed in the Bible. Each one, in its own way, reflects a major aspect of our ultimate union with Jesus Christ.

First, most traditional wedding vows exchanged at the altar begin with the words: “I promise.” God-initiated covenants begin the same way. Each of the biblical covenants start with a promise. The promise is made by God the Father when He initially lays out the conditions, standards, and BLESSINGS of the agreement.

Second, there is the cutting of the covenant. In weddings, this cutting is signified by the bride and groom proceeding down the center aisle with her family sitting on one side and his on the other. This symbolizes the fact that two families are being joined here. Two families are coming together in covenant and becoming one (Genesis 2:23).

When God cut Covenant with us, the same thing happened. Two became one. Only in the cutting of God’s Covenant, Covenant Blood was shed. Jesus stepped in as the living sacrifice on our behalf and joined us to God.

Third, there is the seal of the covenant. In weddings, the marriage covenant is sealed first with the exchanging of rings and then a kiss at the altar near the end of the ceremony. Our Covenant with God is sealed by the Holy Spirit. His presence in us is the seal or guarantee of our Covenant with Him.

No doubt in some way, you will celebrate love this month. Whether it be with roses and chocolate, or cards and a special dinner, why not celebrate God’s Love first? Why not celebrate Covenant—God’s language of love.

Adapted from Kenneth Copeland’s newest book written with Greg Stephens, God, the Covenant and the Contradiction, available at KCM.org.

12 Truths About Your Angels

12 Truths About Your Angels

 

Angels are mentioned all throughout the Bible. Sometimes referred to as hosts or armies of heaven, they are spirit beings created by God to serve Him—and us. Hebrews 1:14 says, “Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.” Angels are messengers that help us fulfill our assignments. They act on God’s commands and on ours. Psalm 103:20 assures us of this: “Bless the LORD, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word” (NKJV). When was the last time you commanded your angels to go…and protect you, defend you, rescue you, bring in your harvest or minister to you in some way? Have you ever fully understood that this is what they were created to do for you?

According to Scripture, angels existed before the Creation of the world as we know it was complete (Genesis 2:1; Exodus 20:11). We know that angels surround the throne of God to this day, worshipping Him and giving Him glory (Isaiah 6:3; Ezekiel 1:5-14; Revelation 4:6-8, 7:11)—and that there is a rank and order of the angels. For example, in Jude 9, Michael is called an archangel, as is Gabriel, who appeared to Mary (Luke 1:26-28).

The enemy of our soul, the one who roams this earthly realm roaring like a lion seeking whom he may devour, is a fallen angel—and a being we have complete authority over due to our Covenant with God (Isaiah 14:12; Luke 10:18). That’s right, no angel, whether good or bad, has authority over us. God made us in His image; He made us higher than the angels (Hebrews 1:4-14; 1 Corinthians 6:3). This is why when we move from this life to our eternal life in heaven, we don’t change into angels. We don’t change into something lower than us. Rather, we enter the presence of God and worship Him, along with the saints who have gone before us (Philippians 1:21-23).

But most important to our everyday lives, we have the power to command our angels, to put them to work on our behalf. All we must do is speak the Word, and they will go to work helping bring it to pass. To be sure that we’re putting our angels to work the way God wants us to, consider the following 12 Truths About Your Angels and how they can work for you. While not a complete list of all the references to angels in the Bible, this list will give you a strong overview of how angels can serve you as a child of God.

1. Angels are assigned to us at birth.

When the disciples tried to keep the little children from coming to Jesus, He said, “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 18:10, NKJV).

Sometimes, we refer to such angels as “our guardian angels.” Have you ever felt protected and delivered from harm in a dangerous situation? Your angel was at work. And what about all the times you weren’t even aware?

2. Angels watch over us.

“For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone” (Psalm 91:11-12).

Our angels are always watching over us, regardless of whether we’re aware of them or not.

3. Angels bring good news.

“In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Gabriel appeared to her and said, ‘Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!’” (Luke 1:26-28).

Not only did an angel appear to Mary, announcing that she would give birth to Jesus; once He was born, an angel appeared to the shepherds announcing He had been born. “Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord’” (Luke 2:10-11, NKJV).

4. Angels guard places.

Some angels are described in the Scripture as cherubim or seraphim. Several verses share location-specific details about angels. Cherubim guard the entrance to the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:24), and God is enthroned above them (Ezekiel 10:1-22). Psalm 18:10 tells us that God rides on them, and Exodus 25:18-22 describes two golden figures of cherubim that sit above the Ark of the Covenant.

5. Angels worship God.

Seraphim are mentioned only once and are described has having six wings (Isaiah 6:2-6). They are the angels who continually worship the Lord saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (verse 3, NKJV).

6. Angels are mighty and strong.

Ezekiel described having a vision of angels that were majestic, powerful and huge. He said that they were so holy that they appeared as fire, having four wings and multiple faces; and when they flew, their wings were so big that they made the noise of great waters (Ezekiel 1). In 2 Kings 19:35, the Word tells us that an angel of the Lord slew 185,000 Assyrians. And in the New Testament, it was Peter who said that angels were superior in might and power (2 Peter 2:11).

7. Angels are sent to us.

When Daniel had a vision in which he saw an angel and heard him speak, he fell to the ground in a deep sleep (Daniel 10:9). When the angel woke him, he said, “Daniel, you are very precious to God, so listen carefully to what I have to say to you. Stand up, for I have been sent to you…. Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer” (Daniel 10:11-12).

Once, when Kenneth Copeland was preaching, God opened the eyes of an audience member spiritually, and the man told Brother Copeland that he saw a huge angel standing behind Brother Copeland the entire time he was preaching. When Brother Copeland paused in his preaching, the angel would lean over and speak things in his ear, and he would get fired up again! The angel was big and looked like Mr. Clean, the man depicted on cleaning products bearing the same name. Who better to help us fulfill our assignments than an angel sent just for us!

8. Angels can appear as strangers in our midst.

The writer of Hebrews told us, “Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!” (Hebrews 13:2).

9. Angels protect us and get us where we’re going.

“See, I am sending an angel before you to protect you on your journey and lead you safely to the place I have prepared for you” (Exodus 23:20).

10. Angels speak to us and guide us.

God, speaking in Exodus 23 about the sent angel, goes on to say, “Pay close attention to him, and obey his instructions. Do not rebel against him, for he is my representative, and he will not forgive your rebellion. But if you are careful to obey him, following all my instructions, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and I will oppose those who oppose you. For my angel will go before you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites, and Jebusites, so you may live there. And I will destroy them completely” (Exodus 23:21-23).

11. Angels can be sent in response to our prayers.

When Peter was imprisoned shortly after the execution of James (Acts 12), he was in his cell chained between two guards, as “the church prayed very earnestly for him” (verse 5). The Word tells us that “suddenly, there was a bright light in the cell, and an angel of the Lord stood before Peter. The angel struck him on the side to awaken him and said, ‘Quick! Get up!’ And the chains fell off his wrists” (verse 7). The arrival of an angel to rescue Peter was an obvious answer to the church’s prayer. This shows us that God can use angels to answer our prayers today.

12. Angels carry out God’s plans.

“When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. ‘Oh, sir, what will we do now?’ the young man cried to Elisha. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ Elisha told him. ‘For there are more on our side than on theirs!’ Then Elisha prayed, ‘O LORD, open his eyes and let him see!’ The LORD opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire” (2 Kings 6:15-17).

The next time you have need of anything—spiritually, mentally, physically, socially, financially, relationally—in any realm of your life, tell your angels to go. Tell them to go to work ministering to you and on your behalf, bringing into your life what you need, in Jesus’ Name.

Receiving the Covenant Promises of God Is Easier Than You Think!

Receiving the Covenant Promises of God Is Easier Than You Think!

 

Did you know that there are tens of thousands of promises in the Bible, and 7,487 of them are from God directly to mankind? They are spread throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament, written in different generations, different locations and even different centuries; but they are all inspired by God, and they all belong to us through Jesus. “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen” (2 Corinthians 1:20, NKJV). What’s more, every one of God’s promises to us are backed by the blood of Jesus that He shed on the cross, thus ratifying God’s COVENANT with us. This means that when we make Jesus our Lord, we enter into COVENANT with God. As we activate that COVENANT by faith, we are enabled to experience His blessing in every area of our lives. This gives us full access to all the promises of God found in His Word, and it’s easier than you think!

Walk by Faith

What do you need today? Abundance? Health? Peace of mind? Relationships to be restored? God wants to bless you with whatever you need. Ephesians 1:3 tells us, “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.”

To receive what you need today, and all that you’ll need in the future, you’ll want to walk by faith—and faith is a lifestyle, based on blood-backed, precious promises from the Word of God. In his book The Two Covenants, Andrew Murry, a 19th-century theologian, wrote: “Blessed is the man who truly knows God as his Covenant God; who knows what the Covenant promises him; what unwavering confidence of expectation it secures, that all its terms will be fulfilled to him; what a claim and hold it gives him on the Covenant-keeping God Himself. To many a man, who has never thought much of the Covenant, a true and living faith in it would mean the transformation of his whole life.”[1]

To help you learn how to walk by faith in the new year and activate all that God has promised you, we want to share an excerpt from Kenneth Copeland and Greg Stephen’s new book, God, The Covenant and The Contradiction. Let this story from Kenneth Copeland’s early ministry life inspire you. In it, he learns what it means to be in Covenant and to experience THE BLESSING of Covenant. Consider it a lesson in receiving the Covenant promises of God.

Faith Is an Act

When I first started attending Oral Roberts University and serving Brother Roberts as part of his flight crew, I was also his driver, which afforded me the opportunity to see firsthand the anointing on his life and ministry. I saw the power of God at work to heal and deliver. In meeting after meeting, I saw the miraculous take place. And the more I saw, the more I wanted that same anointing that was on Brother Roberts to be on the ministry God was calling me to. Like Brother Roberts, I wanted to see people set free—as God had set His people, Israel, free.

The first time I heard this powerful man of God minister to his partners, I also wanted to become a partner. It was so strong on me! I remember watching as I saw people sow into his ministry and connect their Faith with his. I saw how they were tangibly joining with him in ministry. That was covenant!

When Brother Roberts encouraged people who weren’t yet partners with him to sign up and pledge to give ten dollars a month, I was ready to do it. However, I was so broke, as they say, I couldn’t pay attention. I had no money at all. Still, I was determined to become a partner of Oral Roberts Ministries.

In that first partner meeting, the ushers passed out envelopes to the people along with short, wooden pencils for them to use to fill out their offering envelopes. Looking at the pencil I held in my hand and recognizing it was all I had to give at that moment, I put it in the envelope. I also checked the box on the envelope indicating that I was now a partner with Oral Roberts Ministries.

Isn’t that how God made His Covenant with us? “God so loved the world, that He gave His only…” (John 3:16). So, I gave my “only”!

About that time in the meeting, I heard someone behind me say, “Hey, you!” When I turned around, it was a woman trying to get my attention. She had no idea who I was, but she said, “During this entire meeting The LORD has been worry warting me to give you ten dollars.”

I said, “Give it here, lady. I’ll take it. Thank you!” Then I caught the usher, put my ten-dollar bill in the envelope, and put the pencil in my pocket. I was a partner!

As soon as I returned home, I could hardly wait to tell Gloria we were partners with Oral Roberts Ministries for ten dollars per month. Gloria said, and I quote, “Kenneth, where will we ever get ten dollars a month?”

I realized that she had not heard the partner message. So, I preached it to her the best I could remember. “Gloria,” I said, “we can have Oral Roberts’ anointing for ten dollars a month.” She became as excited as I was, and we are still partners today with Richard Roberts and Oral Roberts University.

Here’s my point: Every covenant must be activated by Faith. And you and I are the ones who must put Faith into action. That’s the reason The LORD instructed Gloria and me to always call our Partners “Covenant Partners.” We are in covenant with our Partners to pray for them every day, ministrywide. Gloria and I pray for our Partners at every meal. They are ever on our minds.

It’s one thing to know we have a Covenant…it’s another thing to live in that Covenant and experience the full extent of its benefits. How do you possibly do that?

To begin with, once you hear The WORD of God, once you hear God’s promises to you…then you apply corresponding action. You act. You do something, and you do whatever you do in Faith. Faith is an act. For me, I activated my covenant relationship with Brother Roberts and his ministry by giving what I was able to give—a pencil—while believing for more. And when the “more” came, I gave it too! On top of that, Gloria joined her Faith with mine when I told her what I had done.

Of course, through the years, Gloria and I have had differences of opinion about things, but we discussed them and based our conversations on what The BOOK says. For instance, in 1968 I was preparing to preach at Grace Temple Church in Fort Worth, Texas. The Spirit of God directed me in the evening service to preach from the thirteenth chapter of Romans. My chosen text was the first verse: “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” I was going to center up on verse 4, which says, “For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil”; and then continue through the rest of the chapter.

However, I landed hard on the eighth verse: “Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”

In my mind, there went the airplane, as we couldn’t finance any part of it!

Gloria was in another room, so I called for her. I still had my Bible in my hand with my finger on those words, “Owe no man anything, but to love one another.”

I could tell by the look on her face that her dream home had just vanished.

This incident shows the heart of Gloria Jean Copeland. She put her finger on my Bible—at that verse—and boldly stated, “If that’s what The BOOK says, that’s what we’re going to do.”

We entered a binding covenant based on Deuteronomy 28:12: “The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to BLESS all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow(KJV).

That’s THE BLESSING.

Now in the curse of the Law, the Bible says in verses 43 and 44: “The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shall not lend to him: he shall be the head and thou shalt be the tail.”

Once that was established with us, Galatians 3:13-14 (KJV) came alive in our hearts and this ministry: “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: that THE BLESSING of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”

from Kenneth Copeland and Greg Stephen’s new book, God, The Covenant and The Contradiction.

Again, what is it that you need today? Go to God’s Word. Find the blood-backed, COVENANT promise that covers your need. And activate your faith by taking corresponding action.   

What have you heard God say?

What is His promise to you?

What corresponding action can you take?

To read more about God’s blood-backed COVENANT promises to us, click here to order your copy of God, The Covenant and The Contradiction by Kenneth Copeland and Greg Stephens.


 

What is Supernatural Wealth Transfer?

What is Supernatural Wealth Transfer?

 

We are living in a time in which it is vital that we recall each benefit that is available to us. The Lord wants us to take advantage of every provision He has made. “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not ALL His benefits” (Psalm 103:1-2 KJV). Imagine how different your life would be if you walked in all the benefits you have been promised—the forgiveness of your sins, renewed health, deliverance and provision for your every need! Let’s think about not only what your life would be like, but also what you could do if you walked in the fullness of these benefits. That freedom would be life-changing! The good news is that walking in the benefits God provides is no fairy tale; as believers, we have access to all the benefits in God’s Word.

In 1978, a word of the Lord through Charles Capps highlighted God’s plan for wealth transfer. He said, Financial inversion shall increase in these days. For you see, it is My desire to move in the realm of your financial prosperity. But release Me, saith the Lord, release Me that I may come on your behalf and move on your behalf, for yet there shall be in this hour financial distress here and there. The economy shall go up, and it will go down. But those that learn to walk in the Word, they shall see the prosperity of the Word come forth in this hour in a way that has not been seen by men in days past. Yes, there is coming a financial inversion in the world’s system. It’s been held in reservoirs of wicked men for days on end. But the end is near. Those reservoirs shall be tapped and shall be drained into the gospel of Jesus Christ. It shall be done, saith the Lord. It shall be done in the time allotted, and so shall it be. The word of the Lord shall come to pass that the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. But it shall be, saith the Lord, that the Word of the Lord shall rise within people. People of God of low esteem in the financial world that shall claim the Word of God to be their very own and walk in the light of it as it has been set forth in the Word. And they will give. They will begin to give small at first because that’s all they have. But it will increase. And through the hundredfold return, so shall it be that the reservoirs that have held the riches in days past, so shall it return to the hands of the giver. Because of the hundredfold return shall the reservoirs be lost from the wicked and turned to the gospel.

What Does The Bible Say About Wealth Transfer?

There are several references in God’s Word concerning this transfer of wealth. The pattern of many of these references involves someone evil, wicked or a sinner versus the one who pleases God, is righteous or is kind to the poor. In other words, God intends that the world’s wealth be transferred to those who represent Him. The following are very specific verses that highlight this plan:

“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just (Proverbs 13:22 KJV).

“Evil people may have piles of money and may store away mounds of clothing but the righteous will wear that clothing, and the innocent will divide that money (Job 27:16-17).

“The wicked go to bed rich but wake to find that all their wealth is gone(Job 27:19).

“If a sinner becomes wealthy, God takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please Him (Ecclesiastes 2:26).

“Income from charging high interest rates will end up in the pocket of someone who is kind to the poor” (Proverbs 28:8).

“The LORD your God will soon bring you into the land he swore to give you when he made a vow to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is a land with large, prosperous cities that you did not build. The houses will be richly stocked with goods you did not produce. You will draw water from cisterns you did not dig, and you will eat from vineyards and olive trees you did not plant (Deuteronomy 6:10-11).

Why Is This Supernatural Wealth Transfer Going To Happen?

Now, this transfer of wealth from the wicked to the righteous has a purpose beyond simply the righteous being wealthy. The money is needed for the advancement of the gospel in the last days. Pastor Bill Winston shared, “We are going to see money supernaturally transfer into the bank accounts of the people of God. Why the transfer of wealth? Mainly for the advancing of the Kingdom and bringing the end-time harvest of souls. God needs the wealth in our hands to fulfill the call on our lives for this generation.” The Lord requires it for the great harvest of souls. Now is the time to sow toward and release our faith for this transfer. Take hold of all the benefits available to you by faith!

Pray This Today:

Father, in the Name of Jesus we come before You, and we thank You that You are the supreme Provider. You are the supernatural Provider and Supplier, and today we release our faith for supernatural wealth transfer. Supernatural wealth, you come to us in the Name of Jesus! That is a promise of the covenant in Your Word. We take it, we receive it and we say that every project is PAID FOR IN FULL! We thank You for the faith projects You have given us, and we thank You, Lord, that there is a massive, massive harvest coming into our lives. By faith we take it, we receive it and we believe it! In Jesus Name, I believe I receive supernatural wealth transfer.

 

2024 the Year of More and More and More and More!

2024—the Year of More and More and More and More!

 
 

Words of The LORD for 2024 through Kenneth Copeland

2024 is the year of more and more and more and more—and that’s just one of the words of The LORD for 2024 through Kenneth Copeland! In fact, Brother Copeland received three words from The LORD concerning 2024, with this one delivered at the St. Louis Victory Campaign on Oct. 27, 2023. Additionally, two more words of The LORD were delivered in December of 2023. 

Below are all the words of The LORD through Kenneth Copeland for 2024 by date. We encourage you to prayerfully watch the videos and read the transcripts below as you enter 2024!

2024—the Year of More and More and More and More!

Word of The LORD through Kenneth Copeland
October 27, 2023| St. Louis Victory Campaign

Transcription:

What about 2024?

2024 is going to be a powerful year! There are going to be some marvelous things happen! It is like the old saying, “It will be the best of times and the worst of times.”

There are some things that will settle down during 2024. There are some things that will speed up. This outpouring of My Spirit that has happened is happening all over the world and will get more intensified. It will be stronger and stronger and stronger.

The devil will get all upset. But, who does he think he is? I took his power away from him in his own domain. I embarrassed him in hell, right in front of all that served him and destroyed his power and brought him to naught and brought him to nothing! He has nothing left but the lie, and he’ll lie and lie and lie. He will upset a lot of people. There will still be wars and rumors of wars. But, there are coming victories that you are going to be so thrilled about! There are going to be financial wars that you are going to win.

I Will Take Care of You

Don’t you be concerned about My State of Israel. Those are My people! I picked Abraham. I picked him out of all the people on the planet. I picked him.

You are his seed, and I will bless you because you are his seed. I will take care of you because you are taking care of My people. I will watch over your house, and I will watch over your door. I will see to it that the thief stays away from your house! I will see to it that the Blood of the Lamb will be the victory in your life!

Great Victories in Nations

There are cities in the United States that have been in very great turmoil that are suddenly going to become peaceful. The politics of this nation are being reversed. I stopped that abortion killer! I saw to it that the proper people were put on the Supreme Court for the supreme purpose of stopping abortion. Now, it is on its way out! And life and life abundantly that I promised you, I said it when I was on the earth. “The thief comes but to steal, to kill and to destroy, but I have come that you might have life and that you might have it in abundance until it overflows” because I am the Good Shepherd.

I went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil. He is still the oppressor, and I am still the Healer. We will work together, and we will see great victories come in this nation! We will see great victories come in Italy. We will see great victories in China. Do not forget the millions and tens of millions and millions and millions and millions of millions of My people in China. You do not even know this. When you pick up something that says, “Made in China,” you don’t know but what one of My Spirit-filled people made that dress. Or they made that pair of shoes, or they prayed in the Spirit over you when their hands touched it.

So do not look at the worst side. Look at the best side! I am the God of all people. I have people that you know not of. I have people in industry. I have people that are working the streets. Hallelujah, so rejoice and be glad about 2024!

Rejoice, Listen and Obey

“2024 will be a year of more and more and more and more! More finances. More healings. More miracles. More outpourings. More people coming to Jesus. More things happening. I am the God of increase,” saith the LORD. “I am not the god of death. I am the God of war!” Thank you, Jesus.

Now I must tell you something by the Spirit. I believe in war. But, there comes a time when mean, unreasonable, demonic people oppress people to the point that local law enforcement cannot handle it. That is when the Prince of Peace rises up and says, “Teach my hands to fight!”

“So, rejoice and be glad! For I have things well under control for those that will obey Me and will listen to My voice. I will keep you and protect you throughout 2024. Pray, obey, and vote!”

Standing on Victory Shore

Word of The LORD through Kenneth Copeland
Dec. 5, 2023 | KCM Staff Chapel

Transcription:

“For 2024 we’re standing on victory shore.  And the clouds on the horizon are for rains of His glory.  The glory is falling. The glory of the living God that in a wilderness it was a fire by night and a cloud by day.  And as people walked through that wilderness, He was always there. The glory was always present.  We’ll see this in 2024 and 2025. Great and wonderful and marvelous things are happening in the spirit realm and the natural realm, but most especially in the financial realm. For it is a great breakthrough for God’s people financially that will listen to Him and listen to His word and realize the power of biblical prosperity.”

“In 2024, we’re standing on VICTORY shore. We launch out into the deep, and a great harvest we will reap. We’re standing on VICTORY shore, in 2024.”

Victory Is for You in 2024

Word of The LORD through Kenneth Copeland
Dec. 10, 2023|Eagle Mountain International Church Service

“The people of faith in 2024 will be standing on victory’s shore. Launch out into the deep and reap mercies galore. Launch out into the deep—walking by faith, living in a place where the devil has no honor and cannot touch.  That place is victory shore in 2024. The miracles of My hands, saith the Lord, shall rise strong and filled with fire that those that come to Me living a life of dire will fall on their face on victory’s shore in 2024. So, tell everyone you know and everyone you see, ‘Victory is for you, and victory is for me.’ Because I’m standing on victory’s shore in 2024. This nation is being changed by the hand of the living God.  And over it He has stretched forth His hand like a mighty rod. He’s brought us to a place where the covenant He will honor. So, the nation is standing on victory’s shore. 

“This year will change many, many things. A great outpouring in the United States that began at Asbury, and Israel gets attacked by terrorists, but this is as of the waters of Noah unto Me, saith the Lord. Terror shall come. Oppression shall surely come but not by Me. For I have sworn that I will not be angry nor wroth with thee. My power has not waned. My arm is not short. So, take the high ground and stand on victory’s shore.  2024, a year” – (tongues) – “when the glory shall be manifested, for Emanuel is here.”  

For Those Who Do Not Walk by Faith in 2024

“For those that don’t walk by faith in 2024, it’s going to be rough. And for those that make abortion the reason why they vote for someone to continue to murder babies, I’m not going to put up with this, saith the Lord. I’ll come down on you like the hammer of Thor in 2024. I’ll drop My” – (Tongues) “It’s over.  The American holocaust is finally coming to an end. Six million Jews in World War II, horrible, but 65 million babies is even worse. But the Supreme Court did what I called them to do. You’ll see it. I’ll happen. So 2024; watch the rest of the world. See how they fare. Different nations will from Me receive a tare. The end is here. So very, very close. Each day that goes by, each hour is one day closer to the resurrection.” 

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The Power of the Name of Jesus—Backed by the Blood of Jesus

The Power of the Name of Jesus—Backed by the Blood of Jesus

 

Until Jesus came, according to the Old Covenant, mankind had to make blood sacrifices for every aspect of redemption. But the blood of the New Covenant—the precious blood of Jesus—brought an end to all the previous temporary sacrifices. From then on, it was the authority and power in the Name of Jesus, backed by the blood of Jesus, that provided us with redemption, forgiveness, salvation, deliverance, healing, prosperity and everything else in THE BLESSING.

To help you grasp the magnitude of this, consider the following verses from the New Testament* about the blood and the Name. Let the truth of God’s Word settle this in your heart. Every verse that speaks of Jesus’ blood is connected to our redemption, and that redemption is complete and never needs to be offered again.

*All scriptures are from the New King James Version unless otherwise noted.

We are cleansed by His blood:

“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

We are justified by His blood:

“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him” (Romans 5:9).

We are redeemed by His blood:

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7).

We are reconciled by His blood:

“Whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed” (Romans 3:25).

We are sanctified by His blood:

“Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate” (Hebrews 13:12).

We are completed by His blood:

“Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen” (Hebrews 13:20-21).

We overcome by His blood:

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death” (Revelation 12:11).

What Now?

Once we are washed from our sins in that blood—when we make Jesus the Lord of our lives—we are to use the power and authority Jesus gave us in His Name. And therein lies all our power and authority to receive all that THE BLESSING has for us. Writing to the Philippians, Paul said of Jesus: “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).

Consider the following verses that show us just some of the power we access by Jesus’ Name:

We are saved when we call upon His Name:
“For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).

We are justified by His Name:
“And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11).

We are baptized in His Name:

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).

We cast out devils in His Name:
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mark 16:17-18).

We pray in His Name:
“And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13-14).

“Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you. And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you” (John 16:22-23).

We bring healing in His Name:
Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6

“And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all” (Acts 3:16).

Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole” (Acts 4:10).

EVERYTHING we do and say is to be done in His Name:

“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Colossians 3:17

There is no need for any more sacrifice because we have the Name! Unlike the sacrificial blood that was shed repeatedly under the Old (Mosaic) Covenant, we don’t need the innocent blood of Jesus shed on our behalf and applied again and again.

Today, we simply apply the power and the authority of Jesus’ Name that’s backed by His blood.

Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus to receive revelation of the power and authority of Jesus’ Name…

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself (Ephesians 1:18-23, NLT).

Do you need resources? Do you need answers to prayer? Do you need healing? Do you need wholeness? For everything, go to the Word. For healing, go to all the scriptures about healing and start declaring them over your body in the Name! 

God wants you to receive His healing mercy. Along with praying the healing scriptures over yourself, pray this prayer that Brother Copeland recently prayed in Healing School, and receive what is already yours:

The gospel that I have heard is the power of God unto my salvation. I confess Jesus Christ as LORD over my life—spirit, soul and body. I receive the power of God to make me sound, whole, delivered, saved and healed now. I act on The WORD of God. I receive the power of God. Sickness, disease and pain, I resist you in the NAME of JESUS. Sickness, weakness and pain, you are not the will of God. I enforce The WORD of God on you. I will not tolerate you in my life. Leave my presence. Now. I will never allow you back. My days of sickness and disease are over. I am the saved. I am the healed. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Bring Unity This Thanksgiving

4 Ways You Can Bring Unity This Thanksgiving

 

Thanksgiving is an American holiday designed for giving thanks, specifically to thank God. But often, during family get-togethers and what are supposed to be happy holiday meals, there can be tension in our families: different points of view, conflict and unresolved hurts. What if there was a way to bring everyone back into unity and focus on thanking God for all He’s given us? The answer to this question—and quite possibly our holiday tensions—lies in a story about Jesus meeting a woman who became the first evangelist. She was from a group of people often discriminated against, who lived in a territory that Jews typically avoided. She was controversial—because of her gender, ethnicity and ZIP code. And yet, Jesus invited her into His world and into the kingdom of God. Watching how Jesus deals with the tension inherent in these controversies, we can discover how to bring unity to our family gatherings.

When Jesus Made Peace

In John 4, the Scripture tells us that Jesus left Judea and went back to Galilee, but on His way, He detoured through Samaria—an unusual and bold move because Jews normally never went through Samaria. To understand why, in the Old Testament the nation of Israel was divided into two kingdoms—the Northern Kingdom, called Israel, and the Southern Kingdom, called Judah. Jesus was from Judah, and when Jesus walked the earth, there was a little piece of land sandwiched between Galilee and Judah to the south called Samaria. Today, it’s where the West Bank is in Israel, and this is where Jesus veered off the beaten path and our story unfolds.

“Eventually He came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, ‘Please give me a drink.’ He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food. The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, ‘You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?’” (verses 5-9).

This woman got right to the point, didn’t she? But so did Jesus. The Samaritans were Jewish, but not full-blooded Jews like people who lived in Judea. They believed in the Torah, but they interpreted the Torah differently than the Jews from the south—from Judea. And both groups consider the other heretics.

Sound familiar? In our countries, we have differences of opinion about our government leaders and what they should do. We have differences of opinion about our spiritual leaders and what they should say. We have differences of opinion in how we interpret the Bible and individual scriptures. All this trickles down to our families and friends, doesn’t it? It even trickles down to our Thanksgiving gatherings.

When the woman questioned how Jesus, being a Jew, could even speak to her, Jesus answered her by saying, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water” (verse 10). The woman went on: “’But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,’ she said, ‘and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water?’” (verse 11). Jesus answered her, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life” (verses 13-14).

This was great news! So, she asked Jesus to give her this everlasting water. But Jesus didn’t just quickly agree. Instead, He told her things about her life that she would have liked to hide, namely that she’d had multiple husbands. Knowing this to be evidence of the supernatural, she named Him as a prophet. But now she took the conversation a step further. She brought up the tension, the difference of opinion, the conflict that had gone on for generations—much like our friends and family do around our Thanksgiving tables. She asked Jesus to resolve an argument that had gone on forever in her community. She asked Him where they were to worship God.

When Jesus Redirected a Woman’s Focus

The Samaritan woman lived in a divided nation with divided people, and she asked Jesus a loaded question. A debate had gone on for generations as to where God wanted them to worship. She had grown up focused on what she could see and on all that she had been told. When Jesus answered her, He redirected her focus to the truth. He lifted her eyes from what she could see to whom she could trust. Imagine if we could do that with everyone gathered around our table this holiday season!

“Jesus replied, ‘Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews.But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth’” (verses 21-24). Processing this information through what she already knew, she replied, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us” (verse 25). Jesus then changed her entire perspective and showed her who to trust when He said: “I AM the Messiah!” (verse 4:26).

Do What Jesus Did This Thanksgiving

It’s quite possible this holiday season that as you gather with friends and family, there will be differences of opinion. It’s quite possible that as you shop and stand in line patiently waiting to purchase holiday groceries and gifts, there will be tension. It’s quite possible that while you want nothing more than everyone’s hearts to be full of thanksgiving, love and gratitude around your table, there will be questions. When that happens, do what Jesus did.

1. Lift people’s eyes from what they can see to whom they can trust.

“Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
–Hebrews 12:1 (AMPC)

2. Lift their focus from what divides you to what unites you.

“I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all.” –Ephesians 4:1-6

3. Lift their hearts to God in prayer so that they will say yes to His standing offer of living water.

“Asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty powerthat raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.” –Ephesians 1:17-20

4. Lift their questions to God and listen for the Holy Spirit to give you what to say.

“But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me. So don’t worry in advance about how to answer the charges against you, for I will give you the right words and such wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to reply or refute you!” –Luke 21:13-15

Here at KCM, our prayer for you is that this holiday season is one of peace, love and joy—characteristics of God’s love for us that can unite us all. Whether you gather with friends and family, are stationed away from home fulfilling your military duties, or are spending the day alone, know that we are lifting you up in prayer. We never cease speaking God’s blessings over your life and giving thanks for you and how God placed you on this earth for such a time as this, for His purpose and His glory.