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Living A Life Without Fear

Did you know that you can live a life without fear even in this day and age? There is no question that we are living in a time where everything in this world is growing darker; where things seem more dangerous, more uncertain, more chaotic. And it’s no surprise because we are living in the end times. But no matter how threatening life in this world becomes, for the believer, there is light, there is hope, there is safety and security.

We have a covenant with the Lord Jesus Christ.

We walk in the THE BLESSING, and we have all that it encompasses.

We have the Word of God.

We have the Name of Jesus.

We have the protection of Almighty God in Psalm 91.

We have authority over evil and every work of the devil in this earthly realm (Ephesians 6:12). And, most importantly, we have authority over the spirit of fear, because we have authority over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19). Therefore, no matter how terrifying this world becomes, we don’t have to live in fear. We don’t have to live a minute of our lives feeling afraid of anything.

Granted, there will always be occasions where we will be tempted with the feelings of fear; when the enemy will attempt to paralyze us with his fear—through tragedy, trauma, shocks, diagnoses and things we never saw coming. He will use fear to make us sick, to prevent us from thinking straight, or to move us into a state of confusion. The enemy will do all he can to ensure we live a life filled with pressure, anxiety, stress, anger and worry—all things based in fear. But because we have the God of the universe living on the inside of us, we don’t ever have to receive his fear or walk in it. Yes, it may come against us, but it doesn’t have to stay!

Understandably, particularly because of situations in our lives or what we’ve personally been through in the past, this can feel easier said than done. But the truth is that it can be done. No matter how much fear has gripped you thus far in life, you can start living free from fear today! You can be free for the rest of your life. And probably one of the best ways to start overcoming fear and eradicating it from your life is to start growing in your understanding of love.

God Is Love—the Opposite of Fear

Fear is a spiritual force that came into this world when Adam’s faith fell. God made Adam, and because there is no fear in God, until Adam sinned, there was no fear in him. Adam’s act of high treason opened the door for Satan and all his evil work—including fear—so as soon as Adam sinned, he experienced fear for the first time. “Then the LORD God called to the man, ‘Where are you?’ He [Adam] replied, ‘I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid’” (Genesis 3:9-10).

Because of the work of Jesus on the cross—his death, burial, resurrection and being seated at the right hand of God—we are no longer subject to the fear Adam experienced. When we make Jesus the Lord of our lives, God, who is Love, comes to reside in us. Since there is no fear in Him, there is no fear in love. “God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them” (1 John 4:16).

What’s more, 1 John 4 goes on to say, “And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect…. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love” (verses 17-18).

Have you experienced His perfect love? This is where you start growing in your understanding of love—you experience it for yourself. “God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins” (verses 9-10).

Fear Is a Spiritual Force—And So Is Faith

When Adam sinned, what used to be faith was now fear. Because of this, fear is twisted faith. It’s faith that’s going in the wrong direction. It’s the reciprocal of faith, and to be the reciprocal of something means it’s the exact opposite, but in the same class. For example, both fear and faith function in the spirit realm and according to the same laws, but one leads to life, and one leads to death.

In fact, the fear of death is the foundation of all fears. All fear is fundamentally based on the fear of death. When fear comes against us, it overpowers logic. Therefore, we can’t deal with fear based on logic. We have to deal with it in the name of Love, who lives on the inside of us, in faith, because faith works by love (Galatians 5:6).

The Language of Fear and Unbelief

One of the quickest ways to identify fear in our lives is to listen to how often we say, “But what if…?”

What if everything goes wrong?

What if I don’t get well?

What if I die?

What if the money doesn’t come through?

What if? What if? What if?

“What if?” is the language of unbelief—and all unbelief is based in fear. Unbelief is afraid. However, it is not afraid that God can’t. Rather it is afraid that God won’t. It’s being afraid we can’t, and that God won’t do it for us personally. The truth, that we MUST believe, is that all He wants to do is love us, save us, transform us, heal us, prosper us, answer us, comfort us, provide for us and protect us. He wants us to receive and walk in everything that is THE BLESSING. And there’s certainly no fear in that!

We Are Not Orphans—And Only Orphans Have Fear

Speaking to His disciples, telling them about the Holy Spirit who was to come, Jesus said, “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you” (John 14:16-18).

In the Hebrew, an orphan is someone who has no ancestors, no heritage, no background. And according to the Scripture, an orphan is someone without hope. Paul wrote to the Ephesians saying, “In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope” (Ephesians 2:12).

Before Christ we were all living as spiritual aliens and strangers to His promise. We had no hope. We were orphans. But now we are believers in whom God dwells, love dwells and the Holy Spirit dwells—the One who leads, guides and teaches us, much like a parent does.

Romans 5:5 promises us, “This hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”

What’s more, fear is created in an atmosphere of no knowledge and requires walking in areas of the unknown. Only orphans have no one to guide them, teach them, love them and parent them. Therefore, only orphans should have fear. We, as believers, are not orphans, because the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5).

We are sons and daughters of the Most High (Psalm 82:6). We have been bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20). We are not fatherless. We are children of God (1 John 3:2). We are heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29). Therefore, we don’t have to ever give place to fear.

We Have Been Given God’s Spirit—Not a Spirit of Fear

Fear has torment; it is the tormentor. Therefore, none of the torment we face in this earth is ever from God, for there is nothing in Him but love. The Scripture assures us saying, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7).

Love lives in us! Therefore, fear can’t live inside us. All it can do is pressure us from the outside. It’s so much easier to resist, to attack, to cast out and to command it to go when we remember that Love Himself dwells in us!

To get this further into our hearts and minds, we could read John 1 as follows, replacing the word God or any reference to Him with the word LOVE in each mention:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with LOVE, and the Word was LOVE. The same was in the beginning with LOVE. All things were made by LOVE; and without LOVE was not any thing made that was made. In LOVE was life; and the life was the light of men….

“LOVE was in the world, and the world was made by LOVE, and the world knew LOVE not. LOVE came unto Love’s own, and LOVE’s own received LOVE not. But as many as received LOVE, to them gave LOVE power to become the sons of LOVE, even to them that believe on LOVE’S name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but [the will] of LOVE. And the Word [of LOVE] was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld LOVE’S glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father [of LOVE],) full of grace and truth” (John 1:1-4, 10-14, KJV).

It’s Time To Live Our Lives Without Fear

Romans 8:37 should be our declaration daily: “We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (NKJV). It’s time to live our lives without fear—regardless of what goes on throughout the world, in our communities and in our homes.

God’s protection supersedes the dangers of this world (Psalm 91).

God’s economy is not subject to this world’s (Philippians 4:19).

God’s healing is not bound by any diagnosis in this world (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24).

God’s love supersedes all the fear in this world (1 John 4:18).

God’s love supersedes any fear that comes against us. We were made to live on love. We were made to hear love, walk in love, and think love thoughts. It’s our DNA.

God, who is Love, is Love in us. We can trust Love. And live a life without fear.

Word of the Week: End-Time Warnings and Instructions – Part 1

Make this end-time confession of faith with us: I choose to cling to and take my stand on God’s WORD. I fight the good fight of faith. I praise and worship and preach The WORD. I do not feed on fear, trouble or the bread of sorrow—I REFUSE TO FEAR! I choose to feed only on God’s WORD and declare that everything is going to be all right in the household of faith!

End-Time Warnings and Instructions – Part 1

May 13-17, 2024
For the household of faith, everything’s going to be all right! This week, on Believer’s Voice of Victory, Pastors George and Terri Pearsons jump into Part 1 of their two-week series, “End-Time Warnings and Instructions.” We’re in a spiritual war, but through God’s Word, we know the outcome—victory! Get ready for battle by equipping yourself with everything you need to remain rooted and grounded, no matter what!

God’s Early Warning System

May 13, 2024 – Monday
Do you know what’s coming? Join Pastors George and Terri Pearsons on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they explain why—as a believer—you should. Find out God’s early warning system, so you can prepare, stand in faith and be in a state of readiness!

Paul’s Warning Ignored

May 14, 2024 – Tuesday
You are the righteousness of God! Watch Pastors George and Terri Pearsons on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they discuss how Paul’s warning was ignored. Learn the urgency of listening to God’s instructions and discover how standing with Christ will change circumstances around you!

End-Time Instructions – Part 1

May 15, 2024 – Wednesday
For the household of faith, everything’s going to be all right! Join Pastors George and Terri Pearsons, on Believer’s Voice of Victory, as they reveal Part 1 of their End-Time Instructions. Become a faith professional as you learn how to develop a zero tolerance for fear!

End-Time Instructions – Part 2

May 16, 2024 – Thursday
Are you prepared? Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Pastors George and Terri Pearsons give you Part 2 of their End-Time Instructions. We’re in a spiritual war. Get equipped to fight both spiritually and naturally so you can stand firm against fear and the enemy’s plans!

End-Time Instructions – Part 3

May 17, 2024 – Friday
The Lord inhabits the praises of His people! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Pastors George and Terri Pearsons share Part 3 of their End-Time Instructions. Discover how to yield yourself entirely to God through the power of worship and praise and recognize that—through Christ—you are more than a conqueror!

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How To Live Victoriously In the End Times

As believers, we are the light of the world, because the Light of the world lives in us (Matthew 5:14-16; John 8:12). That Light is Jesus, and everywhere we go we spread the Light and life of Jesus. What’s more, Jesus said that whoever follows Him will never walk in darkness (John 8:12). But there is no question that the world in which we live is growing darker and darker. That’s because we are living in the end times, in the last days. The question is, how do we live in the end times, but still walk victorious, full of peace and joy?

When Paul wrote to Timothy about this time, he said, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come” (2 Timothy 3:1, NKJV). The Greek word for perilous means “difficult, dangerous, furious, fierce, troublesome, harsh, and savage.” In the AMPC it adds the understanding that there will be “times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].” The NIV says, “There will be terrible times in the last days.”

We are living in a time when we’re seeing things we’ve never seen before. Times are stressful and troublesome; and many people are going through things that are hard to deal with and difficult to bear. You may be in a time like that now. The good news is that we, as faith-filled believers, stand above all this. We stand above perilous times. We stand above times of stress and trouble; times that are hard to deal with and hard to bear.

Jesus told us that while we are in this world, we are not of this world, meaning we don’t have to be subject to this world and what’s happening in this world. “Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as Weare.… I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world” (John17:11, 14-16, NKJV).

What hope! What good news! Even better is that this all points to Jesus imminent return. We are living in the narrow band of time marking the time and season before the catching away of the Church (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17). This is the time of the final outpouring, where we will see signs, wonders and miracles in our everyday lives. What an opportunity! What a privilege!

Now, more than ever, we need to live as wise believers. We need to understand these times and respond properly. We need to prepare ourselves spiritually and naturally so we can walk through these end times with joy, peace and the full victory that God provided us through Jesus.

God Is Preparing Us

In August 2010, Kenneth Copeland delivered a word from the Lord that came with an assuring promise:

The world is in serious trouble, but for the household of faith, and those who will cling to My WORD, everything is going to be all right. The world is in serious trouble. Some very hard things are coming in different places around the world. They are that way now, and they are not going to get better. They will continue to get worse and worse. It is on a downhill run that the world cannot stop. But for the household of faith, everything is going to be all right.

Stand on My WORD and it will not come near you. Don’t feed on fear and trouble your life through your mouth. Quit living in that house. Get back over there in my household of faith. Feed on My WORD and not on the bread of sorrow. Look in My face, praise and worship and preach The WORD. Everything is going to be all right.

This is what God desires for us to know today. To help you be ready in these times, consider these five end-time instructions so you can live as God intended: prepared for Jesus’ soon return and rejoicing in His victory!

1. Cling to the Word

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”  –Hebrews 10:23, NKJV)

We are the household of faith, and we will be all right, but we will have to cling to the Word. The word cling is “to hold on tightly, to not let go.” When you are tempted to let go, don’t let go. Don’t miss church. Don’t skip meetings. Don’t miss a day reading your Bible. Don’t stop listening to the Word of God. That’s what clinging to the Word means. When we let go of the Word, we lose our courage. We lose our ability to face all that’s happening in our lives and in the world right now—and God wants us to face it with His Word.

Hebrews 10:23 in The Message says, “Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going.” That’s clinging to the Word.

2. Stand on God’s Word

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore….” –Ephesians 6:11-15 (NKJV) 

As believers, we are not subject to the collateral damage of the curse of the law (Galatians 3:10-14). In fact, in Luke 6, Jesus tells the story of a man who built his house on the sand and a man who built his house on the rock. When the storm came, the house on sand was swept away and the house on the rock stood. Both houses experienced the same storm, the same conditions, but they had different results. When we stand on the Word, even in perilous times, we will get a different result. If we stand on the Word, our house will not be shaken. Our household of faith will be all right.

3. Fight the Good Fight of Faith

“Fight the good fight of faith….” –1 Timothy 6:12 (NJKV)

In his second letter to Timothy, Paul wrote, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). He knew the time was nearing that he was to leave this earth, but as long as we are on this earth, we are to stay in the fight. Yes, God has already done all He’s going to do. He’s done the work. But we have to continually take our stand and fight the good fight of faith.

To fight the good fight of faith, you will have to exercise the spiritual strength that is on the inside of you. You will have to cling to God’s Word, stand on God’s Word, and speak and declare the Word of God—the Word of Faith. You will have to be strong in the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10).

4. Praise, Worship and Preach the Word

“I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. When my enemies turn back, they shall fall and perish at Your presence.” –Psalm 9:1-3 (NKJV)

God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3)! Praise and worship are the voice of faith. Right in the midst of everything taking place in this world, right in the midst of any mess, we look to Jesus. We turn our faces to God. And we praise Him! The Lord is our strength (Psalm 28:7). We boldly declare like the prophet Habakkuk, “Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls—yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation” (Habakkuk 3:17, NKJV).

What’s more, we preach the Word of God in season and out. Romans 10:8 reminds us, ‘“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart’ (that is, the word of faith which we preach)” (NKJV). Keep the Word coming out your mouth.

5. Don’t Feed on Fear

“I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” –Psalm 34:4 (NKJV.   

God wants us to have zero tolerance for fear. We’re literally to have no fear. Not about anything going on in this world and in our lives. No fear for our health. No fear regarding our children. No fear about our finances. No fear about our safety. No fear about the crime rates in our cities, the wars in this world, or the political climate where we live. We’re only to prepare.

Second Timothy 1:7 tells us that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (NKJV). We do not have a spirit of fear, therefore, we don’t have to fear. And when we detect fear in our hearts and minds, we have authority over it; we can tell it to go and it must go, in Jesus’ Name (Luke 10:19).

As you implement these instructions on How To Live Victoriously In the End Times into your life, declare God’s truth. That’s how we strengthen ourselves in the Lord, just like David did (1 Samuel 30:6). We declare God’s Word. To help you with this, speak the following confession and make it part of your walk of faith.

In the Name of Jesus, I cling to the Word. I take my stand on the Word. I fight the good fight of faith. I praise. I worship. And I preach the Word. I don’t feed on fear or trouble or the bread of sorrows. I refuse to fear! I feed on God’s Word. And because of that, everything is going to be all right in the household of faith.

Word of the Week: Faith To Fulfill the Plan of God

The natural man says, “Seeing is believing.” The born-again spirit man says, “Believing is seeing.” Continue to allow your spirit, not your mind, to be the guiding force in your life. Then when you look at something, you’ll no longer see it from the perspective of a problem but from the perspective of God’s WORD, and you will see Him complete it.

Faith To Fulfill the Plan of God

May 6-10, 2024
Faith never quits! This week, on Believer’s Voice of Victory, join Kenneth Copeland with Andre and Jenny Roebert as they share how to access God’s magnificent plan for your life. Learn how to stay on the receiving side and build faith that positions you to prosper, connects you to God’s reservoir of BLESSING, and taps in to His heavenly supply. Get ready to have your dreams come true!

Faith Never Quits

May 6, 2024 – Monday
Faith never quits! Join Kenneth Copeland and Andre and Jenny Roebert on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they help you build faith to endure for a lifetime. Faith is a continuous journey—find out how to properly equip yourself for it so it will always work on your behalf!

Faith Positions You To Prosper

May 7, 2024 – Tuesday
God is faithful, and He will never let you down! Watch Kenneth Copeland and Andre and Jenny Roebert on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they share how faith positions you to prosper. Learn how you can access God’s magnificent plan through the power of faith!

Faith Stays on the Receiving Side

May 8, 2024 – Wednesday
Are you on the giving side of God?! Join Kenneth Copeland and Andre and Jenny Roebert on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they discuss how faith stays on the receiving side. Position yourself in faith so you can operate on the right side—the giving side—and get ready to receive!

Faith Connects You to God’s Reservoir of BLESSING

May 9, 2024 – Thursday

Live by faith! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland and Andre and Jenny Roebert reveal how faith connects you to God’s reservoir of BLESSING. Discover how to connect to and remain in God’s pipeline of supernatural provision!

Faith Taps Into God’s Heavenly Supply

May 10, 2024 – Friday
Let God’s BLESSING overtake you! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland and Andre and Jenny Roebert teach you how faith taps in to God’s heavenly supply. Learn to have God’s vision, and whatever you’re believing for will be available to you!

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God’s Plans for You Are Bigger Than Yours

God’s purpose and plan for your life—His vision for your life—is always something bigger than where you are now. What is it that He’s placed in your heart to do? That’s part of your calling—because we’re all called to do something. Whatever it is, trust God that there’s always more. There’s always a greater call, a greater purpose, a greater reason than you can even imagine (Ephesians 3:20). However much you know, understand and are pursuing, there’s even more God wants for you. God is just never finished—not with you, not with His plans for your life, and definitely not with how He wants to use you in this earth for your good, for the good of others and for His glory.

The Walk of Faith Never Stops

God is always stretching us, isn’t He? That’s because the walk of faith never stops. It is a continuous journey from the moment we give our hearts to Jesus until we see Him face to face. When He met people and ministered to them—or tried to minister to them—He described their faith as little or great. Which is it that you want?

We all want great faith, don’t we? Of course, we do! When we operate in faith, when we develop the measure of faith God gave us, we grow (Romans 12:3). We watch our faith produce. That’s the joy that comes with living a life by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7). But to keep watching it work, we need to keep growing in it. We must expand our capacity so we keep living from faith to faith (Romans 1:17).

The Results When We Have Little Faith

There are different measures of faith we all can have. Remember when Jesus was in the boat with the disciples and a huge storm rolled in? Jesus slept through it all, but His disciples grew absolutely terrified. When they woke Jesus because they wanted Him to save them, the first thing He said before He calmed the storm was, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” (Matthew 8:26). Then He spoke to the storm, rebuking the wind and the waves, and calming the storm.

Then there was the time when Peter got out of the boat and walked on water (Matthew 14:22-33). When Peter began to sink, the Word tells us, “When he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!’ And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’ And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased” (Matthew 14:30-32, NKJV). In this instance, Peter went from having great faith to little faith.

Once, when Jesus went back to His hometown of Nazareth to minister, He began to teach in the synagogue. The attendees recognized Jesus as Joseph and Mary’s son, someone they perceived as ordinary, so they became offended that He dared to teach (Mark 6:3). The Word then tells us, “Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching” (Mark 6:5-6, NKJV). What Jesus could do was predicated on the measure of the people’s faith—and they had little to none.

What about the time Jesus cautioned us all?

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? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? (Matthew 6:25-30).

It’s hard to escape taking this one to heart, because worrying about almost everything in our lives is so easy to do—if we don’t put in the effort to build our faith on the Word of God and transform our minds with God’s thoughts instead of our own.

The Results When We Have Great Faith

One of the wonderful things about the Word of God is that it keeps on confirming itself page after page. It’s filled with promises from God to us. Peter called them exceedingly great and precious promises. They’re given to us by God to anchor our faith in Him and His Word.

“Because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires” (2 Peter 1:4).

When we stand on the promises of God—when we lay hold of them in our spirits and speak them in faith—we grow in our faith. We develop great faith—and faith pleases God. “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

When the centurion, who was a Roman officer, pleaded with Jesus to come and heal his servant, he had faith in Jesus. He had the kind of faith Hebrews 11:6 describes. When Jesus said He would come, the officer said, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed” (Matthew 8:8).

It was then that Jesus was literally amazed and turning to those who were following Him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!” (Matthew 8:10). The King James Version says that Jesus marveled at the man’s faith. The man’s faith pleased Jesus, and Jesus moved on his behalf.

Jesus did the same for the Syrophoenician woman, who is sometimes referred to as the Canaanite woman. She came to Jesus asking Him to help her as her little daughter was possessed by an evil spirit. When she desperately flung herself at Jesus’ feet, His response indicated He might not heal her daughter right at that moment, but she wouldn’t take no for an answer. She pressed Him further to which He responded, “Good answer…Now go home, for the demon has left your daughter” (Mark 7:29).

Because of her great faith, and its persistence, Jesus healed her daughter. “When she arrived home, she found her little girl lying quietly in bed, and the demon was gone” (Mark 7:30).

It’s Fear That Takes Us From Great to Little

Whenever Jesus spoke of people having little faith, it was in a moment when they had been affected by worry or fear. Therefore, when Jesus spoke about the measure of faith, it wasn’t always so much about the quantity of faith that the person needed to have as it was about the quality of faith they needed to have. In Scripture, every time great faith is contaminated with fear its power is reduced almost immediately.

Isn’t that what happened to the disciples in the boat during the storm? (Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41) One minute they’re faith-filled brothers in Christ with a few professional fishermen aboard crossing the Sea of Galilee, and the next they’re a boatload fearing for their lives.

Isn’t that what happened to Peter? (Matthew 14:22-33) One minute he’s walking on water and the next he moves from faith to fear, causing him to sink. The power to walk on water dissipated. It vanished. He went from great faith to little faith in seconds!

Isn’t that what happens to us when we move from having faith that moves mountains to worrying about our children, our work, our relationships or our finances? Isn’t that what happens when we stop speaking the Word of God and begin speaking our fears about not having enough, not being enough or not getting enough?

Circumstances will always try to break us down for one reason: to get us to allow fear to come into the situation. It is fear that takes us from great faith to little faith, making our faith of no effect.

God Has Called Us To Do Great Things That Require Great Faith

Anything God has called us to do, any idea He’s placed in our hearts to bring from His heavenly realm into this earthly realm, is a calling we’re meant to fulfill. And every calling requires great faith—the kind of faith Abraham had…fully persuaded.

Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous. And when God counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God (Romans 4:20-25).

What kind of faith do you have? Fully persuaded faith? Fully convinced faith? Do you have little faith or great faith? Start today by stretching your faith on the inside. This will build a greater capacity for your faith. You’re going to need it soon…because God’s Plans for You Are Bigger Than Yours!

Join Us in Prayer! 2024 National Day of Prayer

You are invited to join us as we LIFT UP THE WORD and see Him LIGHT UP THE WORLD as you pray with us during our 2024 National Day of Prayer events.

You have a supply that will bring His light to the world. Our job is simple, LIFT UP THE WORD. He promises that when we do that, He will LIGHT UP THE WORLD. “For you are my lamp, O LORD, and my God lightens my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall. This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him” 2 Samuel 22:29-31 (ESV).

National Day of Prayer Conference Calls

Beginning April 1 through May 1, leading up to the special day, we are holding a Prayer Call Campaign. We will be praying in faith over various topics including our nation’s leaders, the elections, the war in Israel, the Awakening and so much more! We invite you to be a part of these calls as together we make tremendous power available to the world.

  • When: April 1 – May 1
  • Days: Monday – Friday (no call on Wednesday evenings)
  • Times: 6:00 a.m. – 6:20 a.m. CT and 7:00 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. CT
  • Call-In Number: 605-313-4201
  • Access Code: 5206050#

For additional info, go to emic.org/NDP

Prayer Guide

Download our comprehensive prayer guide with multiple prayer targets and scriptures you can pray for the National Day of Prayer and all year!

National Day of Prayer Eve Service

National Day of Prayer Service

Join us for the National Day of Prayer Service on Thursday, May 2, where we will be praying and coming into unity over this great nation! Join us in person at 10:45 a.m. CT on the grounds of Eagle Mountain International Church, or watch on VICTORY Channel at noon CT.

As Pastor Terri often says, “There’s something about it when people who know how to use their faith come together and pray.”

Make plans to pray with us, and let’s believe God together for the healing of our nation!

God Has a Plan for YOU!

God has a plan for your life, whether you fully understand what it is right now or not. Jeremiah 29:11 promises, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” God’s plan for you is good and it is for your good, because it’s full of His goodness. What’s more, God is more than willing to help you discover what it is, and how to walk in it throughout every season of your life.

One of the best ways to begin stepping into the future God has for you is to learn how to go to Him in prayer, hear what He has to say, and then obey what you hear Him tell you to do—even when it makes no sense, or doesn’t seem possible. After all, all things are possible with God (Matthew 19:26). If the idea of all this seems daunting to you, keep reading, because it’s actually much easier than you might think—mostly because when you talk to God, He talks back.

God Speaks His Plans and Purposes

One of the most powerful times in Kenneth Copeland’s life was early in his ministry when God told him to do something he hadn’t necessarily planned on doing—but it opened the door to all the plans God had for Kenneth’s life and for the life of his Partners and the staff that were yet to come. It all began when Kenneth had the necessary legal paperwork drafted for his ministry to be based in Tulsa, where he and Gloria were living at the time—when he was still working for Oral Roberts as a pilot.

God had a different idea, though, and one morning, He said to Kenneth, I’m ready for you now. I want you to go back to Fort Worth because the greatest part of your destiny is there. To which Kenneth replied, “LORD, You know what happened to You in Your hometown” (referencing Luke 4:16-30). “I don’t want to go back…. OK! I’ll go.”

When Brother Harold Nichols called from Grace Temple Church in Fort Worth to ask Kenneth to preach for the church, it served as confirmation. And when the calls kept coming, with more invitations to preach, it was evident that it was time to move. God had so much in mind for Kenneth and Gloria, and obedience was the key to it all happening. But first he had to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit…and trust that He would speak!

God Keeps Speaking His Plan

Not long after moving back to Texas, Kenneth was flying into Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth when he heard in his spirit the booming words of a radio announcer: “Coming to you from The Revival Capital of the World.” Kenneth says he heard it audibly, so much so that he looked down at his audio panel to check if it was indeed in the off position—and it was. He thought, Well, I know where the political capital of the world is, Washington. I know where the entertainment capital of the world is, Hollywood. And the country-music capital of the world is Nashville. So where’s the revival capital of the world? I don’t know. Still, those words stayed in Kenneth’s heart: “Coming to you from The Revival Capital of the World.”

Just a few days later, a board member called Kenneth and said, “There’s a piece of property northwest of town (Fort Worth) that I think you need to see.” Having graduated from high school in Fort Worth, Kenneth knew about the property before he ever stepped foot on it. The 1,520 acres were once home to an airbase, long since abandoned.

When Kenneth and Gloria first visited the property of what is today the headquarters of Kenneth Copeland Ministries and Eagle Mountain International Church, there was nothing left but the airstrip and acreage surrounded by a barbed wire fence. As Kenneth pulled a strand of the barbed wire for Gloria to step through and he stepped over it to join her, he immediately heard the Lord speak to his spirit: This is The Revival Capital of the World and you’re going to build it.

This was what God had declared when he was flying into Fort Worth. And in the natural, Kenneth and Gloria had nothing to build such a thing with, but in the spirit they did—because they had seed in good ground! For the previous few years, they had prayed, believed, confessed and sowed seed for their future. They were believing for the plans and purposes God had for their lives and for all the people they would help. This was the start of the harvest of that seed!

God Always Has Next Steps

Since it was evident that God wanted the property for His plans and purposes for Kenneth and Gloria, so that they could declare His glory, Kenneth’s next step was to find out who owned the land. It was owned by a man named Mr. Puitt. When Kenneth prayed regarding Mr. Puitt, he said, “LORD, I’m not going to see Mr. Puitt until You say so.” And, just like the previous word he heard, “Coming to you from The Revival Capital of the World,” he left the completion of this word with the Lord.

It was quite some time before he heard anything else from God regarding Mr. Puitt, but in the meantime, Gloria, Pastors George and Terri Copeland Pearsons, and other members of their family continued to pray over that word and what God had in mind for their futures.

Then one morning as Kenneth was shaving, the Lord said, Go see Mr. Puitt and tell him I have need of that property.

Kenneth knew to trust God and to obey what he’d heard God say. With God’s direction and the specific words to say, Kenneth went. Mr. Puitt was 89 years old, had never married, and was in the oil and gas business. When Kenneth told him what God had said—that He had need of it—Mr. Puitt said, “Well, it’s for sale.”

Later, when Kenneth explained to Mr. Puitt that he didn’t have the money, and that he didn’t believe it was right to borrow the money, either, Mr. Pruitt said, “I’m going to see you through this thing. You got anything against renting?”

What do you do if what God told you seems impossible? If we’ll obey and do what God has instructed us, God will be faithful to help us walk out His plans and purposes for our lives.

Mr. Puitt devised a plan to divide the land into four quarters, with the idea that the ministry would rent and pay for the land one quarter at a time. When someone else suggested the ministry mine gravel from the land first and sell it to a cement company, the income from the gravel began a flow in while the ministry Partners continued to sow toward the purchase of the land, and together, it paid for all the property. The land was never broken into quarters. There was no need!

Isn’t that just like God? All God ever asks us to do is to pray and ask Him for His plan, then obey what we hear Him say to do. He will always be faithful to help us keep walking out His plans and purposes for our lives. That’s what God did for Kenneth and Gloria, and that’s what He will do for you.

Doubt and Fear Will Try To Separate You From God’s Purpose for Your Life

Don’t let this good news fool you into believing there won’t be some opposition, some difficulty or some hurdles to overcome. You may not experience them in this earthly realm, but you will be in the realm of the spirit—in the realm of your soul where you win or lose the battle against fear, doubt and unbelief.

To stay in faith, we will always have to stay in the Word. When fear becomes greater than our faith, we will most likely sidestep the plans and purposes of God. For that reason, God wants us to be diligent about staying in faith—by staying in His Word.

What has God told you? What are the key verses you’re standing on and speaking into existence? Stay the course so that doubt and fear do not separate you from God’s plans and purpose for your life.

God Will Always Have More Plans

When the ministry was about 30 years old, God opened the door (and technology became available) to access the natural gas on the KCM/EMIC property. Kenneth asked God, “LORD, why did it take so long?”

And God answered, Anyone can preach prosperity with a bunch of gas wells flowing. The wells had to be a product of the message, instead of the message being a product of the wells.

God will always have more for us—more plans, more purpose, more wisdom, more to learn and more to grow. And just like Kenneth experienced, it will all always begin with prayer. From the beginning, Kenneth prayed, heard and believed God; and he and Gloria stepped into what God had for them—and they’ve never stopped. That’s the same process God has for you because God Has a Plan for YOU!

Word of the Week: Walking by Faith In God’s Plan

What has God asked you to do? Whatever it is, you don’t do it without having heard from The LORD. Without His Anointing, you will appear arrogant. Without His Anointing, you will not have the divine ability to accomplish what He has called you to do. Without His Anointing, you are on your own.

Walking by Faith In God’s Plan

April 29-May 5, 2024
Faith knows the answer! This week on Believer’s Voice of Victory, Kenneth Copeland is joined by André & Jenny Roebert. They discuss how walking by faith in God’s plan has transformed their lives, and it will do the very same for you. Gain clear direction by allowing faith to take over as you learn how faith receives, trusts, follows and accomplishes the plan of God!

Faith Knows the Answer

April 29, 2024 – Monday
Be led by the Holy Spirit! Join Kenneth Copeland and André & Jenny Roebert on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they help you find the direction you’ve been looking for. Learn how to develop a faith that is totally focused. Before long, you’ll know what to do because faith always knows the answer!

Faith Receives the Plan of God

April 30, 2024 – Tuesday
God’s plan is the best plan! Watch Kenneth Copeland and André & Jenny Roebert on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they share how faith receives the plan of God. Learn to lay your plans aside. Tune your ears to the voice of The LORD, so you can receive all He has in store for you!

Faith Follows the Plan of God

May 1, 2024 – Wednesday
It is settled! Join Kenneth Copeland and André & Jenny Roebert on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they explain how faith follows the plan of God. Be encouraged to come into agreement with God’s WORD, knowing that your future is in His loving hands.

Faith Trusts the Plan of God

May 2, 2024 – Thursday

Faith over fear! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland and André & Jenny Roebert speak of how faith trusts the plan of God. Discover how to live your life on the faith side and gain eternal victory over fear!

Faith Accomplishes the Plan of God

May 3, 2024 – Friday
Live by faith and prosper! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland and André & Jenny Roebert teach how faith accomplishes the plan of God. Learn to operate in total obedience to Him and watch yourself prosper in every area of your life!

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Jerry Savelle Has Received His Eternal Reward

Our longtime ministry Partner and dear friend Dr. Jerry Savelle crossed over to heaven, receiving his eternal reward on Monday, April 15, 2024.

Brother Copeland shares: “Jerry and I have been preaching together for over 55 years. We have never had a cross word between us. Our families are intertwined with each other. He was my first preaching partner, other than Gloria. He began in this ministry by driving me to my meetings, setting up the equipment, and making the tapes. His first assignment was during the Jesus Revolution. He won so many to The LORD at Pismo Beach, Calif. Jerry Savelle is now in heaven with his Savior. He will always be dear to my heart.”

In 1969, Brother Copeland called Jerry out of the crowd at a meeting in Shreveport, and said, “Jerry, God has shown me that someday you and I will become a team.” For more than five decades, the two ministered and co-labored together, demonstrating friendship, faithfulness and loyalty, not just to one another, but to God as well.

The lives Brother Jerry won for the Lord number in the hundreds of thousands, and the impact of his life and ministry is immeasurable. Please join us as we pray for Carolyn, Jerriann, Terri and the entire family.

Jerry Savelle’s Homecoming Service will be held Friday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. CT at Eagle Mountain International Church, 14355 Morris Dido Rd, Newark, Texas 76071.

Ways to Watch

Word of the Week: A Covenant of Grace and Faith

The Bible is a Covenant of the Almighty God and included in it is His Rainbow Covenant. In The New International Version of Genesis 9:13, God says, “I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” The world can try to make it represent what they want, but that will never change the fact that it is a beautiful symbol of God’s Covenant promise with His people.

A Covenant of Grace and Faith

April 22-26, 2024
Fear cannot cross the Covenant! This week on Believer’s Voice of Victory, join Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens as they explain how we have a New Covenant of grace and faith. Find out God’s purpose for the rainbow, what happened on the Day of Pentecost, and learn the danger of worry and care. Tune in so you can begin living in the freedom of a Covenant-minded life today!

Fear Cannot Cross the Covenant

April 22, 2024 – Monday
Always be Covenant minded! Join Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they share how fear cannot cross the Covenant. Discover how faith in God’s Covenant will enable you to have a sound mind completely unmoved by worry or fear!

The Danger of Worry and Care

April 23, 2024 – Tuesday
Make up your mind! Watch Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they speak of the danger of worry and care. Rid yourself of ALL anxiety and worry, as you learn to allow Jesus to be your Caretaker!

What Was God’s Purpose for the Rainbow?

April 24, 2024 – Wednesday
What was God’s purpose for the rainbow? Join Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they reveal the answer. Find out the history behind this Covenant symbol of God Almighty and the importance of taking it back!

What Happened on the Day of Pentecost?

April 25, 2024 – Thursday
Receive the power of the Holy Spirit! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens discuss what happened on the Day of Pentecost. Discover how what was lost at Babel was restored through God’s grace!

A New Covenant of Grace and Faith

April 26, 2024 – Friday
Jesus—our new High Priest! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens teach you our New Covenant of grace and faith. Learn how Jesus paid it all to restore everything that was lost and broken!

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