Faith Says, Then Does


KENNETH: Hello
everybody. I’m Kenneth Copeland and this is the Believer’s
Voice of Victory Broadcast. Farther, we thank
you. My, we’ve had a marvelous week last week and
a wonderful week this week. What a way to start a
new year. Glory to God. Hallelujah. 2020 praise God it’s
here and I love it. Hallelujah and Lord we thank you and we
praise you. We’re talking about the fundamentals of faith and,
believe it in your heart and say it with your mouth. The first
basic fundamental. Faith will not work in an unforgiving
heart. Abraham’s blessing cannot be received with Thomas’s faith.
And then number four, faith calls things that be not as
though they were. And as I, as I said to you yesterday, that’s
the most difficult for people. And after the time we spend in
it you can see why. Because you go with that mentally. I mean,
how could I be doing this? But when you, when you consider
not your own body, but only that which God- only the covenant I,
here I go again. I, I, I know. I can hardly just stay out of that
cause I love it so much. But now the fifth one, faith demands,
corresponding action. Faith without following it with
action, it’s dead. It doesn’t have anything to do. So, let’s
go back to what we talked about yesterday in God, the covenant
and the contradiction. Abraham considered not his own body now
dead, neither the deadness of Sarah’s womb. a hundred years
old. Well, it’s impossible for them to have child. What he do?
He immediately began to act on that. He immediately began to
say that absolutely considered not his own body considered
not the symptoms of the contradiction at all, but only
that which God had promised. Yes. And he just kept doing that
until, and after Sarah died, he remarried and had six more
children. So she, he didn’t quit doing that. He kept acting
on that work. He kept calling himself that. He kept doing
that. He kept doing everything God told him to do and he lived
to be 75 more years after his body was dead. He was done at
a hundred amen. So thank you Jesus. Mark chapter five verse
25, “A certain woman…” No, the Lord won’t let me start there.
Verse 21, “When Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the
other side,” he was across the Galilee from Capernaum. His home
and ministry was in Capernaum. That was home. So he headed
straight from there back home. Well, you and I both know he
had lookouts. You know, they’re looking for him. They want to
know when he’s there. And so verse 22, “Behold, there cometh
with one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and
when he saw him, he fell at his feet and besought him greatly
saying, ‘My little daughter lieth at the point of death, I
pray thee come and lay their hands on her that she may be
healed and she shall live.'” Now Jesus is easy to receive from.
He’s El Shaddai in the flesh. That’s what he’s here for!
Amen! “Jesus went with him, much people followed him and thronged
him. And a certain woman which had an issue of blood 12 years,
had suffered many things of many physicians and had spent all
that she had,” She spent all that she had. She’s financially
broke and destitute. “…was nothing bettered but rather grew
worse. When she heard of Jesus, came in the press behind and
touched his garment. For she said, “If I may touch but his
clothes, I shall be whole.'” I will be whole. She didn’t shall
be healed. She said, I will be whole. That included her
finances, that included everything in her life. I’ll be
whole of this thing. Now, “And straightway-” immediately, “The
fountain of her blood was dried up and then she felt in her
body that she was healed of that plague. Jesus immediately
knowing in himself that dunamis,” power, the Greek
word dunamis, we get our word dynamite from it. “…Had gone
out of him, turned him about in the press and said, ‘Who touched
my clothes?’ His disciples said unto him, ‘Thou seest the
multitudes thronging thee and sayest thou, “Who touched me?”‘
He looked around about to see her that had done this
thing, but the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done
in her came and fell down before him and told him all the truth.
And he said unto her, ‘Daughter, thy faith has made thee whole.
Go in peace and be whole of thy plauge.’ And yet while he yet
spaked, there came the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain
which said, ‘Your daughter’s dead. Why trouble is the master
any further?'” Even in the face of the death messenger, Jairus
never said anything else. Stood there and listened to her tell
her whole story. Never said a word, not one word. Spoke his
faith. And that’s all he had to say. He had all kinds of
opportunities to blow this thing. Somebody come up and tell
you your daughter’s already dead and make it want to just swing
around and hit first person you see that he already had… Where
did he get that kind of faith? CONGREGATION: By hearing.
KENNETH: Yeah. But when did he hear it? CONGREGATION: When
Jesus was teaching in the synagogue. KENNETH: You got
it! That synagogue that he was president of was the same
synagogue in Capernam that the Centurion built. CONGREGATION:
Oh yeah. Oh, I saw. Hallelujah! KENNETH: So he’s president of
the synagogue. He’s not hostile to Jesus. The rest of them were,
but he’s sitting there listening to Jesus preach in his own
hometown synagogue, and he’s preaching on the blessing, not
the curse. And then he said, “Daughter, your faith made
you whole.” I want you to see something. Jesus just came to
town, got out of the boat, and Jairus just fell on his face. I
mean, right there at his feet. I think he got his clothes muddy
and didn’t care. He didn’t care who saw him with this man. If
it cost him his job, fell at his feet, never said another word.
So he’s headed to Jairus’ house and a woman stopped him. God
didn’t tell Jesus to go to Jairus’ house. God didn’t tell
Jesus to stop in the middle of the street. Jairus’ faith
told him to go to his house. The woman’s faith stopped him. Come
on. Oh yeah. Amen. Now let’s go from here to the book- We need
you to hold your place there and let’s go over to the book of
James. Now, we’re talking about corresponding action. And in
the first chapter of the book of James, verse 22, “Be ye doers of
the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
Chapter two verse 14, “what doth it profit my brethren, though a
man say he hath faith and has not worked, can faith save him?
If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food, and
one of you say unto them, depart in peace, be ye warmed and
filled not withstanding, you give them not those things which
are need for the body.” What does it profit? “Even so faith
if it has not corresponding action is dead, being
alone.” being by itself. Are you following me? All right now,
then let’s go back over there now. First you said it. She kept
saying it. Now, she could have kept saying that and believed
that with all of her heart… Now let’s go back to yesterday.
Had she considered the contradictory evidence? She’s
bleeding, she was bleeding at the time. She’s skin and bone.
She’s, this woman is dying. She is absolutely destitute. She has
no money. Everything she has is gone. She could have said,
“If I, but touch the hem of his garment, I’ll be whole. If i
could just touch the hem of his garment. I’ll be whole. If I
could just touch the hem of his… I believe this with
all my heart. I believe it. Oh, glory to God. I believe it in
my heart, and I say it with my mouth. If I could just touch the
hem of his garment, I shall be made whole,” and set right there
and said it ’til she died. “I can’t go out there. I’m unclean.
They could stone me for being in public.” That’s the reason…
She actually believed, “I’m going to touch his garment and
I’m going to just, Imma get my healing and just skinny back out
of here before anybody sees me.” And, and I, I’ve, I can read
into that, that, that she’s saying I’m a, I’m a going back
inside and when I’m stronger and then I’m going to go show myself
to the priest and I’m going to show him that I’m well and
healed and, and then, then I’ll come out in public. She didn’t
get away with it. Amen. That that was her plan, but cause
fearing and trembling, she was afraid. Can you see it? Get an
image of her. I mean, she is really, really, really sick. 12
years she’s been bleeding. 12 years, my my my. So she said it,
and actually the word there is Lego. She kept saying, she kept
saying, she kept saying it, she kept saying it, she kept saying
it. What’s she doing? Well anyone can begin to say the word
of God and school yourself into faith. You start saying it and
you just, Wow man. Uh, like, like what I’m talking about
yesterday, um, I, uh, heard the testimony of a man that I knew
quite well back, like the kids say back in the olden days and
he was ministering in a full gospel businessmen’s fellowship.
He was a businessman and um, Norvel Hayes and Norvell was
ministering and there was a lot of people in there and they
were, they were praising God and shouting around and, and there
was a man sitting down there and his legs all tucked around and,
and the Lord said to him, “Tell him to call his legs straight
and they’ll straighten out.” Now that’s where I got some, I’m not
smart enough to think this stuff up. You understand? Hey man, I
got all this from brother Hagin. I didn’t… I… Did you know,
you’ve never had an original thought. Nobody has. Somebody
thought it before you did. Amen. Most people think, well, there’s
God, then there’s the devil, then there’s me. Come on.
Really? You’re the agreeing witness. Just depends on which
words you put in your heart and your mouth. There’s God’s words,
There’s the devil’s words. You’re the witness. Out of the
mouth of two witnesses, you’re the number two. Amen. Well, and
so he finally, he said, “Call your legs, ‘Well.’ Call your
legs untangled.'” And he just sat there. “Call your legs on
untangled.” “I call my legs untangled.” “Nah, that don’t
work.” And he finally got down there and got right in his face.
“Call your legs untangled. The Lord said, I’ll straighten them
out. Call your legs untangled.” “I call my legs untangled.”
“Yeah, that won’t work. Call your legs…” And it took a
while and got right in his face and began to holler at him and
holler at him just, just to get his attention. Then he finally
got him to do it. What’s he doing? He began to say it. “I
call him my legs straight. I call my leg straight.” And he
began to shout it. “I call my legs straight! I call my leg
straight!” Then he shouted it and he shouted it as loud as he
could and as fast as he could for about 10 minutes, got up,
walked off out of that chair. Amen. Thank you Lord Jesus.
Praise God. So this, this is really what she’s doing in our
little shut in place. And she just kept saying it and she
just kept saying it, and what happened? Faith came, faith
came, she heard, she heard the word, somebody’s relaying the
word to her because Romans 10:17 said, faith cometh by hearing
and hearing by the word of God. And we know that faith does not
work in an unforgiving heart. So we know she forgave those
physicians. She could have blamed us whole mess on them.
Well, the devil’s to blame for it. Amen. He’s uh, he’s the
author of sickness and disease. Amen. So first she said it and
she said, and she said it and she said it. And faith is
coming, and faith is coming, and faith is coming, and faith is
coming, you know, and faith because faith comes. Faith
always come. You can’t always feel it, but it always comes.
Faith cometh by hearing, hearing by the word of God. Now for
the sake of illustration, things happen when faith boils over. My
father in the faith Oral Roberts used to call it that moment,
that moment when faith erupts and a miracle takes place. But
this thing was in the, in the making over a period of
time, time in the word. Time listening. That’s the reason
hearing, seeing without reading it, hearing it preached with
your ears coming out of your mouth and going back into your
ears. Glory to God. Amen. Coming out of your mouth and going back
into your ears and getting past your mind, your soul, and
getting down in your inner man where faith is, Glory to God.
Hallelujah. All the time, the mind is being renewed and the
spirit is being charged or built up. Now, Okay. She said it.
She believed it. She saw herself with it. She saw herself up
walking around. She saw herself and in her old clothes instead
of this, this, this, this rag that no longer fits her cause
she’s so skinny and frail. She saw herself back in the
synagogue. She saw herself going to the priest. She saw herself
with it. She didn’t see herself without it. Glory to God. She
believed. She saw herself with it. Then she did it. She crawled
out of that place, took her life in her own hands because it
moved her to action, glory to God, and got ahold of that
garment. Boom. Whoa, Whoa, Whoa! And Jesus said, “Who did dad
who touched my clothes?” She was aware of the power going in.
He’s aware of the power going out. Yeah, the anointing! Glory
to god. That tangible power. Oh, thank you Jesus. Thank you Lord,
Jesus. And she told it. She testified to Jesus. In 1950 in
Rockwall, Texas. Jesus appeared to brother Hagin and he said,
I’ve got this Sermon and I’m asking you is this the final
point? And he said that, yeah, this is the fourth point and it
was those four points and here we’re out of time, but I’m
going to finish it with this. He said, anybody that will
do these four things can receive anything from
me. ANNOUNCER: We hope you enjoyed
today’s teaching from Kenneth Copeland Ministries, and
remember Jesus is Lord.

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