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Word of the Week: Healing Belongs To You

It’s easy to receive from Jesus! If you or your loved ones need healing, Jesus is ready to heal. He broke the power of the curse and redeemed you from it over 2,000 years ago. All that’s left is for you to appropriate it by believing, speaking and receiving.

Healing Belongs To You

August 21-25, 2023
Healing belongs to you! This week on Believer’s Voice of Victory, join Kenneth Copeland as he teaches how walking in Love is key to receiving your healing. Discover just how easy it is to receive from Jesus today!

Receive Your Healing by Walking In Love

August 21, 2023 – Monday
Love makes the difference! Join Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he talks about how you can receive your healing by walking in Love. Learn to walk in obedience to God’s greatest commandment, and you’ll walk in perfect health!

Love Is Healing

August 22, 2023 – Tuesday
Love is healing! Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he reveals how you can be untouchable to the enemy. Discover the miraculous, life-giving benefits of choosing to always walk in Love!

Healing Belongs To You

August 23, 2023 – Wednesday
Healing belongs to you! Join Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he reminds you that Jesus paid for your healing. Healing is your property—find out how to put it to work so you can live life healed and whole as God intended!

Healing Is Easy To Receive From Jesus

August 24, 2023 – Thursday
Say The WORD! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland teaches you just how easy it is to receive healing from Jesus. Develop an unshakable faith that knows, through God’s powerful Anointing, healing is working in you NOW!

Receive Your Healing Today

August 25, 2023 – Friday
Believe, receive, act and speak! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland helps you receive your healing today. Take authority over all sickness and disease as you make your healing confession today!

Watch Today’s BVOV Broadcast HERE.

The 5 Fundamental Steps of Faith

What are you believing for? What is it that you need? For everything you need, FAITH IS YOUR ANSWER. Faith is a spiritual force given to us by God to use—to bring into this seen earthly realm what is currently not seen in our lives. Hebrews 10:35-38 tells us, “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: ‘For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith’” (NKJV).

Do you want your loved ones to be born again? Do you need healing? Do you need resources? Do you need direction? FAITH IS YOUR ANSWER.

Using the faith God’s given us is not a mental exercise. It’s a spiritual force we learn to release by taking The 5 Fundamental Steps of Faith based on the Word of God.

1. Believe it in your heart, and 2. say it with your mouth.

“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame’” (Romans 10:9-11, NKJV).

3. Forgive anyone you need to forgive.

“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses” (Mark 11:25, NKJV).

4. Refuse to doubt.

For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:23-24, NKJV).

5. Call things that be not as though they were.

“Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all(as it is written, ‘I have made you 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 4:16-17, NKJV).

Kenneth Copeland first learned these fundamentals when he was a student at Oral Roberts University, a school he planned to attend for four years and graduate from. But at the end of the first year, he heard the Lord say to him in his spirit, I’m ready for you now.

Taken by surprise, Kenneth couldn’t help but ask God what He meant. The Lord went on to say, I want you to go back to Fort Worth. The biggest part of your destiny is there.

When Kenneth pointed out to the Lord that when Jesus went back to His hometown (Nazareth), it hadn’t worked out to well for Him (Luke 4:16-30), and that he’d rather not do that, the Lord said, Didn’t I tell you I’d take care of you?

Kenneth responded with obedience and faith: “We’re on our way.” He wasn’t sure where to, but he was in agreement with God and ready to go. He was ready to release his faith based on the Word of God. And he did so walking out The 5 Fundamental Steps of Faith.

“We’re on our way.”

Once Kenneth said to the Lord, “We’re on our way,” it wasn’t but a few minutes later that the phone rang. Brother Harold Nichols was calling—the pastor of Grace Temple (now New Breed Christian Center), Fort Worth, a church he pastored for more than 50 years before stepping over into heaven in 2013. He served as Kenneth’s pastor for decades. “Brother Kenneth,” he said, “when can you come preach me a meeting?”

“Well, Brother Nichols, I’d like to say I need to check my schedule, but I don’t have any schedule. When do you want me?”

Kenneth preached for Brother Nichols one of the following weekends. When the weekend was over, Brother Nichols said, “I don’t think we can close this weekend. Let’s go another week.”

This went on for three weeks. Then another pastor called Kenneth and he went to preach in his church—for three more weeks. Another pastor heard him in that church and invited him to his church, and then invited him to come back every quarter.

That is how Kenneth Copeland Ministries was born. Out of obedience. Out of faith. I’m ready for you now. It was word from God.

Faith Is Always the Answer

Not long after Kenneth was going from church to church preaching, he received yet another invitation, and the Lord said, This is going to be the best meeting financially you’ve ever had in your life.

When Kenneth arrived, the pastor told him that everyone had the flu, and because of that, he couldn’t even guarantee Kenneth an offering of $50 if he stayed a month.

Rather than be defeated, or step into doubt, or question if he heard from God, Kenneth knew faith was the answer! He knew it was time to exercise The 5 Fundamental Steps of Faith. So, he told the pastor to get his bottle of anointing oil and, “Let’s go to work.”

Everyone Kenneth and the pastor went to visit—at home and in the hospital—and prayed for, anointing them with oil based on James 5:14-16, was healed. Well, all except one who refused to say anything he couldn’t feel or believe. He refused to receive by faith the promise of James 5:14-16: “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (NKJV).

Over the course of days and weeks, Kenneth received $900 in checks for the ministry and a sack full of change. Kenneth was learning one step at a time—one Fundamental Step of Faith at a time!

What’s more, years later when the ministry was in serious need of finances, once again Kenneth applied The 5 Fundamental Steps of Faith. Oral Roberts once said to Kenneth, “People who don’t live by faith can’t figure out the puzzle. There’s always a key issue to everything. If your finances get bottled up, pray in the spirit until the Lord reveals to you the key issue. When you find the key issue, you can fix whatever it is, and it will turn your finances loose.”

As Kenneth walked in The 5 Fundamental Steps of Faith, and prayed in the spirit, the Lord instructed him to begin tithing the resources that came into KCM. In 2022, KCM supported 117 ministries through what we call “twice-sown seed,” sowing more than $23 million!

What is God asking you to do? What resources do you need to do it? FAITH IS YOUR ANSWER! It’s a spiritual force we learn to release—and releasing it includes walking out The 5 Fundamental Steps of Faith based on the Word of God. This is what Kenneth has done all his ministry life and it’s what God wants you to do as well.

Read The 5 Fundamental Steps of Faith again, study them and apply them in your life today. Please share your stories of victory by calling 817-852-6000 or click HERE.

Top 10 Questions About Healing

Questions about divine healing? We’ve got you covered with these Top 10 Questions About Healing.

You asked questions about healing…

…and we heard you!

Healing belongs to you. It was included in your SALVATION package. Still, building faith to receive isn’t always simple, although it’s not meant to be hard. Faith for healing takes desire, effort and most of all, PERSISTENCE. In your journey toward becoming a person who fully enjoys the covenant promise of healing, questions will inevitably arise.

Thankfully, God isn’t hiding anything from you! He wants you to stand confidently about receiving your healing by faithGod’s divine delivery system.

We’re answering your top 10 questions about healing to help you develop your faith for healing according to the promises of God’s Word.

Here we go!

1. If I Keep Getting Healed, How Will I Ever Die?

“Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.” –Deuteronomy 34:7 (NIV)

The world has a lot of people convinced that they cannot die without slipping into some sort of physical decline and enduring sickness or disease.

But that isn’t God’s best!

Here’s the truth:

God didn’t put any expiration date on His healing promises, so you do not have to die sick.

So, if you don’t die sick, then how will you die?

Gloria Copeland puts it simply, saying, “You’ll just leave. You’ll finish your course, and the Lord will just take your spirit up with Him.”

Consider Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. The Bible doesn’t mention anything about those men dying of disease or sickness. They had simply finished their course. There are many testimonies today of people simply leaving while sleeping or sitting comfortably in a chair. They weren’t suffering from any disease.

You can live long and strong until the very end of your life! Isn’t that good news? When you’ve finished your course, you’ll just leave your body. You’ll move into heaven by divine departure, satisfied and full of days!

2. I Thought I Prayed in Faith for Healing, So Why Haven’t I Seen Results?

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

As Gloria Copeland says, “When you do what’s right, get ready for a fight!”

Faith for healing is only the beginning. It’s the stand of faith, or your patience, that takes you to the finish line. What you’re in the midst of is possessing the “land” called healing, and the devil has no intention of letting you walk into it without a fight.

If you are a believer, healing already belongs to you. Jesus has already paid the price for it. But for you to receive it, you have to put your foot on it. You have to go in and possess the land!

The manifestation of healing doesn’t always come instantly. We want it instantly—and many times it comes that fast—but other times, it takes longer.

Once you’ve claimed your healing, don’t ever say anything contrary to it. Don’t be moved by time, symptoms or anything else. Just stay with it. Refuse to give up. Keep on taking the land, and your healing will come to pass. Keep the faith switch for healing turned on!

3. Why Am I Having Trouble Receiving Healing?

“So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments…then I will lengthen your days.”
–1 Kings 3:14 (NKJV)

If you’re standing in faith for healing but sense a blockage to your receiving, there are several hindrances to receiving healing to prayerfully consider.

  1. Your love walk. Faith works by love, so if you are out of alignment (even just a little) in your love walk, your faith won’t work as well. Review 1 Corinthians 13 and be sure you’re showing patience, kindness and selflessness to those around you. Check your heart and be sure you haven’t been gossiping or judging others.
  2. Unforgiveness. This is also tied to love, but it is so common and such a big blessing-blocker, it deserves a point of its own. If there is anyone—anyone at all—whom you haven’t forgiven fully, now is the time. Don’t let a grudge keep you from receiving what’s yours—HEALING!
  3. Doubt or Fear. If you’re believing for healing, but still have doubt or fear, you’re what the Bible calls a double-minded man. And Scripture says a double-minded man receives nothing from God. If this is your blocker, persistently resist fear and doubt. Speak against it. Feed your faith, and starve your fears to death.

If none of these appear to be the reason you’re having trouble receiving your healing, remember to ask the Holy Spirit. He promises to guide you into all truth (John 14:17).

Find out more about The Ifs Between You and Your Promise HERE.

4. I Prayed for Someone to Receive Healing, but the Manifestation Did Not Come. Why?

“Therefore the promise comes by faith….” –Romans 4:16 (NIV)

When a person is prayed for, the healing may occur instantaneously, or it may happen over a long period of time. Often the healing has started, even though the physical evidence is slow in coming.

In any case, the person should be speaking faith-filled words—God’s Word, and not his own. By standing on that Word and holding onto faith, God’s Word is accomplished. It doesn’t matter that the physical change isn’t seen. That is not the determining factor. Rather, it is how much of His Word we know and how we are applying it to our lives that counts.

How long should we speak those faith-filled words and believe that a healing is taking place? We speak those words until the healing is complete and God’s Word is accomplished (1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 6:13-17; Romans 4:17). Then, those words should be spoken daily in order to stay well.

On why some are healed and others aren’t, Andrew Wommack says, “I have prayed for thousands of people in my meetings across the country, and I have yet to see every person healed. It might be a problem in the heart of the one receiving prayer, or it might be something I don’t understand in regards to that particular person. But one thing I know for sure—it’s not God.”

It is important to remember that our job is to minister and pray for healing, regardless if a manifestation occurs immediately. Once we’ve done our part, the rest is up to God and the other person to receive it.

Remind yourself of The Power of the Blood of Jesus.

5. What Are Gloria’s Favorite Healing Scriptures?

So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ. –Romans 10:17

Gloria Copeland knows that the key to getting well and staying well is all in the proper feeding of your spirit with the Word of God. She and Kenneth have walked in divine healing and health for more than 50 years, and they have no plans of stopping now!

They do this by regularly reading healing scriptures and confessing the Word of God over their minds and bodies. You can find a list of Gloria’s favorite healing scriptures HERE, as well as the healing scriptures used by Dodie Osteen to receive healing from terminal cancer HERE.

6. If I Believe I’m Healed, Should I Stop Taking Medicine and Other Treatments?

“Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.” —Galatians 5:25

It’s important to know that there is nothing spiritually wrong with taking medicine. It is perfectly acceptable to attack sickness on both a natural and spiritual level.

Not taking medicine is not what will get you healed. Faith in God and His Word that says, “By His stripes you were healed,” is what brings healing. His Word makes it clear that in His great love, God wants all His people well. In many cases, a person’s faith may not be developed enough to receive healing without taking medicine.

Not taking medicine is not an act of faith if you were not instructed to do so by God. When it comes to whether or not to continue taking medicine or undergoing treatments, you need to hear counsel from God. Until you do, keep taking your medicine in faith, and be sure to pray over it as you do!

Working through a difficult situation? Find A Psalm for Every Situation HERE.

7. Does Going to the Doctor Show a Lack of Faith?

“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts” –Colossians 3:15

Kenneth and Gloria Copeland are not against doctors or medicine. In fact, they thank God for them. They see their doctor for regular check-ups and have hosted several different doctors on the Believer’s Voice of Victory broadcasts over the years.

Going to the doctor is not a hindrance to faith, nor is going without doctors or medicine necessarily an act of faith. God will meet each person at his or her level of faith. If a person’s faith is through doctors and medicine, then God will help the doctor to do his best and cause the person’s body to recover quickly.

Furthermore, the Holy Spirit may direct you to see a doctor, and if that’s the case, you should obey. If the Lord has directed you to go to the doctor, do it confidently in faith that Jesus is the Healer, and pray for your doctor to have wisdom.

8. Do the Words I Speak Really Affect My Healing?

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” –Proverbs 18:21 (KJV)

Some people say it’s a lie to speak that you’re healed when you don’t feel healed, but that’s operating only by your five senses. To receive the supernatural promises of God, you have to be more spiritually minded than carnally minded. One of the fundamental keys of activating faith is to call things that be not as though they were.

Abraham received a change in his body when called things that be not as though they were. If we want to see God’s promises born in our lives, we must do the same thing.

We call ourselves healed—even when we still look and feel sick. We call ourselves strong—even when, in the natural, we seem weak. We call our youth renewed—even when we see evidence to the contrary.

No matter how bad our natural circumstances may seem to be, we must train our mouths to say not what we have, but what we desire to have in our lives. Our words put action to our faith, and faith is what ushers in the promises.

Watch Kenneth Copeland teach you why you should keep speaking healing no matter what.

9. Is Sickness the Result of Sin in One’s Life?

“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” –Deuteronomy 30:19 (NIV)

Sickness and disease are under the curse, which ultimately came into the earth as a result of Adam’s sin. However, through Jesus, we have been redeemed from the curse (Galatians 3:13)!

So, why do Christians still get sick?

If we violate natural laws (maintaining a poor diet, neglecting to exercise our bodies, allowing stress to dominate, smoking cigarettes, etc.), we’re opening the door to the devil’s work and the curse.

Likewise, if we violate spiritual laws (refusing to forgive, entertaining angry or negative thoughts, living a sinful lifestyle), we open the door to Satan in this way, as well.

And sometimes, it’s simply the curse in operation for which there is no natural explanation, through which the devil is trying to steal, kill and destroy.

Regardless, Jesus came to give you life more abundantly, and sickness does not have the right to remain on you! If the Lord brings to mind a sin in your life (worry, strife, unhealthy habits or anything else), repent (make a change in a new direction), ask for His forgiveness and pursue your covenant healing rights with all your might.

Healing belongs to you!

10. Does Healing Include All Ailments?

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.” –Psalm 103:2-3 (NKJV)

People often think of major diseases when they think of healing. But the healing covenant includes EVERYTHING. Allergies, achy joints, disrupted sleep, menopausal symptoms or anything else that prevents you from feeling your absolute best. You don’t have to tolerate any of it!

If you think something is “normal,” you’ll put your guard down. You won’t fight against it. What should you do? Fight! You have the victory over sickness and disease or any physical discomfort—no matter how small or how widely accepted it is. More importantly, you can win!

As long as you think you can live with something—you will. Start activating your healing covenant, no matter how small you think your ailment is.

We hope these answers to the top 10 questions about healing have helped you build even greater confidence in our healing promises from God’s Word. God is a good God. The blood of Jesus is the greatest sacrifice, with the most amazing benefits, the world has ever known. You are His blessed child and an heir to it all!

Learn how God is speaking healing to you right now in this teaching from Kenneth Copeland.

Word of the Week: 7 Steps to Prayer That Bring Results

Faith is a seed that you can plant so you can receive a harvest, but without faith, it won’t produce. Plant your faith and pray with us: “Father, I am writing my petition that my need will be met according to Your WORD. I sow this seed of faith, expecting to receive a harvest. In Jesus’ Name—Amen!”

7 Steps to Prayer That Bring Results

August 14-18, 2023
Prayer is a seed! This week on Believer’s Voice of Victory, join Kenneth Copeland as he teaches you the 7 steps to prayer that bring results. Gain access to God’s exceeding great and precious promises, as you discover how prayer is our divine connection to Him!

7 Steps to Prayer that Bring Results

August 14, 2023 – Monday
Faith makes prayer work! Join Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he reveals the 7 steps to prayer that bring results. Discover how to put your faith to work, so you can achieve the results you’ve been waiting for!

Prayer Is Our Divine Connection to God

August 15, 2023 – Tuesday
Is your house a house of prayer? Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he shares that prayer is our divine connection to God. Gain access to God’s exceeding great and precious promises through the power of prayer!

Prayer Is a Seed

August 16, 2023 – Wednesday
We have the petitions we desire! Join Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he discusses how prayer is a seed. Learn to petition and faithfully sow this seed of discipline as you abide in God and His WORD daily.

Consider Jesus, Hear His Voice Today!

August 17, 2023 – Thursday
Listen up! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland encourages you to consider Jesus and hear His voice today. Invite Jesus into your heart and find out how to tune your ear to Him, so you’ll never miss a single word!

Prayer Must Be Based on The WORD of God

August 18, 2023 – Friday
Are you bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ? Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland explains why prayer must be based on The WORD of God. Take hold of your mind, and learn to align your thoughts with His WORD once and for all!

Watch Today’s BVOV Broadcast HERE.

Are You Sinking Your Own Ship?

Are you facing financial, health or relationship struggles? You may hold the answer to your own problems.

“Loose lips sink ships.” This phrase, which originated during World War II, was a direct warning against unguarded conversations by members of the United States military. At the time, the enemy was looking to target vessels coming across the Atlantic with troops or weapons. If they could learn the schedule of the ships, the enemy’s U-boats would be waiting for them and sink them.

Where did the intel come from? Our very own soldiers. Enemy spies would hang around the ports and listen to the servicemen talk. Quite often, they’d get enough information to relay back to the enemy which ship was going where, when it was leaving, and whether it was carrying troops or weapons. Time and again, the words that were carelessly spoken gave them everything they needed to target the ships and sink them.

Did you know you have an enemy who wants to target you? He wants to hit you at the right place at the right time. He’s hanging around at your port, listening to your words. If you’ve been struggling with the same sickness, disease, financial trouble or relationship woes, the likely culprit behind your current struggles is your very own mouth. Now it’s time to make a change!

Here is a strategy for keeping your intel classified, flipping the switch on the enemy, and using your words to win.

1. Learn the Language of Silence

“If only you could be silent! That’s the wisest thing you could do.” –Job 13:5

If you were a soldier in World War II and had witnessed thousands of your fellow servicemen die due to a breach of classified information, how would you handle the words you spoke? If you knew the reason for the loss of those lives was due to a casual conversation at port about departure times, would you forget to keep quiet, or would it be so important to you that you would intentionally pinch your lips tightly together?

When you see your words as life-threatening or at least life-altering, you’ll be on heightened alert when it comes to releasing them out of your mouth. Until you reach that point in your everyday life, you need to do what Kenneth Copeland told Mylon LeFevre to do years ago when Mylon was new to walking by faith.

Mylon was telling Kenneth all about his troubles, even though he said he was believing God to help him. Kenneth said to him, “Son, you need to learn the language of silence.”

Mylon said that at first, he didn’t know what Kenneth meant, but soon realized that Kenneth was telling him that until he could learn how to speak faith, he needed to keep quiet.

It’s advice Kenneth gives often. Jerry Savelle shares about what Kenneth said to him when he was first learning to walk by faith.

“Before God transformed my life, I was the biggest quitter you ever met. Nothing was working in my life. My wife, Carolyn, and I were in debt, discouraged, and our marriage was barely hanging on. I was new to the Word of God and was struggling to walk by faith. So, I asked Kenneth Copeland why things weren’t working in my life, and he said, ‘Jerry, your problem is your big mouth. You need to learn the vocabulary of silence.’ And then he said, ‘If you can’t talk the Word, then shut up.’ That’s not what I wanted to hear, but he was right! Once I learned how to “bridle my tongue” (James 3:1-9), things began to change in my life!”

You may already know about the importance of your words, but are you walking in the light you have? Until you become fluent in faith, learn the language of silence and ask God to help you the way Psalm 141:3 puts it: “Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips” (NIV).

2. Give Your Words a Makeover

“He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.” –Proverbs 13:3 (NIV-84)

If you’ve been struggling in any area of your life for what seems like eons, you may have fallen into a habit of speaking negatively about your situation without even knowing it. Does any of this sound familiar?

  • A thousand dollars here, a thousand there. It never ends!
  • I knew I wouldn’t get that raise anyway.
  • Bills, bills, bills! That’s all that ever comes in the mail.
  • All the men in my family get heart disease, so I knew this was coming.
  • It’s flu season! Better stock up on meds.
  • My marriage was doomed from the beginning.

If any of that sounds like you, here is the diagnosis of your problem: Your loose lips are sinking your own ship. However, the good news is that the likely cause of your current struggles is totally reversible.

If you’ve ever watched one of those home makeover shows, you know that even in the natural, people can turn a shabby shack into a cozy dream house. Your words (up until today) have built a shabby shack of a life in your finances, health or relationships. Now, it’s time for a dramatic makeover with cable TV-worthy results.

To do this, you need to start tuning in to what you’re saying. With every word you speak, ask yourself, “Are my toes dangling over the line of doubt and unbelief?” If the answer is yes, rein what you’re saying back in. Repent. Then, replace your wrong word choices with faith-filled ones. Try this mini list to get you started:

Say This: “My God supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory.”

Not This: “I never have enough money.”

Say This: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I believe I’m being promoted and increased every day.”

Not This: “No one ever wants to hire me.  I’ll probably never get a raise.”

Say This: “By the stripes of Jesus, I am healed from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. I am healed!”   

Not This: “I have diabetes. I have to be on medication for life. All my relatives had it and now I do.”

Say This: “I claim healing in my marriage in the Name of Jesus! I have a happy, healthy relationship with my spouse. Together, we will serve the Lord.”

Not This:  “I’m unhappy in my marriage. I’d be better off on my own.”    

HERE are some more common things people say and how to replace them with confessions based on the Word of God.                                                       

Watching every word might feel like a full-time job. But did the Bible tell us to do this? Yes. It’s time to start acting like every word we speak matters because it does! Every word.

James 1:26 (NKJV) says, “If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is worthless.” In other words, his faith is worthless if he can’t even control his own mouth.

Stop sinking your own ship with your words and give yourself an extreme word makeover.

Watch Kenneth Copeland teach you why every word you speak matters.

3. Listen to Faith Speak Until You Get It Right

“Faith comes by hearing…the Word of God.” –Romans 10:17 (NKJV)

The main reason you have to give your words a makeover is that you’ve spent so much time listening to wrong word choices. Television, music, friends, family—they are an endless thesaurus of negative word choices that have logged neatly in the Rolodex™ of your mind.

Now it’s time to flip the switch.

In the marketing profession, it is quite common to keep what is called a “Swipe File.” Whenever a marketer hears, reads or watches an advertisement that has a word choice or phrasing that catches their attention, they will “swipe” the idea and keep it on file. While they cannot copy it verbatim, they end up with a log of ideas that will inspire them in some way down the line.

You can create a faith speak “swipe file” of your own. As you listen to powerful faith teachers like Kenneth Copeland, Keith Moore, Bill Winston, Kenneth Hagin or Norvel Hayes, for example, whenever they share a declaration or confession with you, swipe it! Write it down in a journal and start collecting ammo to use against your enemy. It will boost your confidence and help you become fluent in faith.

Learn the importance of Total Immersion HERE.

Keep listening to faith teachers. Get into total immersion with the Word of God. Listen to faith speak until you get it right. Before you know it, people will be swiping declarations from you!

4. Practice, Practice, Practice

“When I was a child, I spoke as a child…but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” –1 Corinthians 13:11 (NKJV)

We know “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17, NKJV), and that includes hearing faith that comes out of your own mouth! The Word of God is only as real to you as what you speak. Keith Moore says, “If you don’t believe it enough to say it boldly, then you don’t believe it enough.”

Find A Prayer to Speak the Right Words HERE.

That’s why it’s important to practice, practice, practice! The more you practice speaking faith, the better you’ll become. It will become so natural you won’t even notice anymore. You won’t have to work so hard to watch your words when you get into a new habit of speaking faith.

The verse referenced above, 1 Corinthians 13:11, says, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child.” How does a child speak? They say whatever comes to mind without thinking about it. Of course, it can sound foolish, but we give them grace because they are only children.

If you’re a mature believer, it’s time to stop talking like a child and speaking whatever comes into your mind. You don’t need to “vent,” and you don’t need to tell people, “I’m just sayin’.” Let’s get this straight: You’re never “just sayin’”—your words count! People will say to you, “Let it all out,” but you don’t need to do that—instead, don’t ever let it in!

The enemy is just waiting for one slip-up—one word—to give him an all-access pass to your life. Don’t give it to him!

Practice, practice, practice thinking before you speak; and make every word count. When you say something, you should intend for your words to go and accomplish what you desire. Expect that they are going to come back having accomplished what you sent them to do.

Renew your mind, speak the Word of God, and keep practicing until you’re a pro. Then practice some more.

Watch Kenneth Copeland teach you how words of faith will change your situation.

5. Find a Faith Buddy to Hold You Accountable

“Iron sharpens iron.” –Proverbs 27:17

Do you really want to get this right? Do something uncomfortable and find a faith buddy to hold you accountable. No one likes to be told when they aren’t speaking right. But as they say, no pain, no gain. It’s time to get those flabby faith muscles in shape!

If you know someone who is particularly good at holding their tongue from gossip and negativity, ask that person to be your faith buddy and hold you accountable. Give them permission to call it out on the spot. They could well be your life preserver while you’re repairing your sinking ship.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop a teachable spirit. If you like to figure things out on your own all the time, you aren’t in God’s will. He created the Body of Christ to work together, encourage one another, and spur each other on to victory.

As you receive this encouragement from a brother or sister in Christ, you’ll become equipped to do the same for someone else down the road.

If you’ve been sinking your own ship with your words, you can take these strategies and make a big change. You have the power and authority through Christ Jesus to frame your whole life—finances, health, relationships and all—with your WORDS. Stop blowing holes in your own ship, and start heading for the Port of Victory!

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Word of the Week: The Covenants Point to Jesus

To enter a Covenant relationship with Jesus, you must be born again. You must believe and speak your faith that Jesus is the Son of God—that He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for your sin so that you can be forgiven and righteous before God. Pray this prayer of repentance and ask Jesus to be your Savior. “LORD Jesus, come into my life. Forgive my sin and make me God’s child. I receive You now as my LORD and my Savior. Thank You! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

The Covenants Point to Jesus

August 7-11, 2023
Raised, seated and reigning! This week on Believer’s Voice of Victory, join Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens as they reveal how the Covenants—Old and New—point to Jesus. Be encouraged to enter into a Covenant relationship with Him today, and have faith for a lifetime!

The Old and New Covenants Point to Jesus

August 7, 2023 – Monday
Are you aware of your healing Covenant? Join Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they share how you don’t have to be sick another day in your life. Learn how the Old and New Covenants point to Jesus who paid the precious price for us all!

Enter Into a Covenant Relationship With Jesus

August 8, 2023 – Tuesday
Just do it! Watch Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they encourage you to enter into a Covenant relationship with Jesus. Recognize that you have been saved and restored by Love, and break free from the effects of the curse today!

Raised, Seated and Reigning

August 9, 2023 – Wednesday
Raised, seated and reigning! Join Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they discuss how you’ve been crucified, raised and seated in heavenly places with Jesus Christ. Discover how He is the key to your Covenant of faith and healing!

Faith For a Lifetime

August 10, 2023 – Thursday
Live by faith! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens teach you to lay aside everything that is weighing you down. Learn to have faith for a lifetime through walking in your Covenant with Jesus!

Words Are Spiritual Containers

August 11, 2023 – Friday
Speak The WORD only! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens talk about how your words are spiritual containers that are holding love or hate—life or death. Find out how to ensure they’re filled with nothing but the life of God’s WORD and the Love of Jesus!

Watch Today’s BVOV Broadcast HERE.

The Precious Blood of Jesus 101

The Precious Blood of Jesus

It’s time to really understand your blood covenant with God.

by Kenneth Copeland

When I was a kid, I always wanted a blood brother. I wanted one so bad, I didn’t know what to do. I never had any brothers or sisters, so I tried to get my friends to become blood brothers.

I remember thinking, “Indians are supposed to have blood brothers….”

I never could find any white boys who wanted to see their own blood. It was neat in the movies, but when it came time to make “the cut,” they didn’t want any part of it.

Today, in our “civilized” society, we are not very aware or conscious of covenants—at least, not like our ancestors were—particularly, blood covenants.

In ancient days, among all tribes of people and all civilizations, there was the common practice of covenants made by blood. These blood covenants were a matter of totally giving oneself to another without any reservation for life. It meant complete loyalty. What’s more, once a blood covenant was cut between two individuals or families, that covenant was an agreement that lasted for at least eight generations.

With the passing of time, however, and the more “sophisticated” our cultures became, the human family strayed from such covenants. Consequently, today, many believers are unaware of their own blood covenant with God. They have no real understanding of eternal promises written in the precious blood of Jesus.

In that covenant of blood, God has provided everything we need to take authority over our flesh and let the image of Christ be fully formed in us. God’s covenant has given us the power to succeed in every task and fulfill every dream He has put in our hearts. So, let’s take a close look at the rich depth and range of promises God made in His covenant with us, sealed in the blood of Jesus.

In the days of the ancient Hebrew nation, families cut covenant as well. In fact, the Hebrew word for covenant literally means “a cut where blood flows.”

These blood covenants were the principle behind scriptures such as Proverbs 18:24, which says, “…There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” They were also the reasoning behind phrases such as, “Blood is thicker than water.”

The motive behind blood covenants was, quite simply, differences—that is, covenants were based on the strengths and weaknesses of the parties involved.

For instance, one family or tribe might be good farmers, while a neighboring family or tribe might be known for being superior warriors. So, why not come together and cut covenant and enjoy the benefits of each other—especially if the farmers were always getting robbed, and the warriors were always going hungry.

Before these covenants could be made, however, there were usually lengthy discussions between both parties. After all, an agreement made in blood spanning eight generations was serious business.

To better understand the significance of blood covenants, as well as our covenant with God, it would help us to walk through the seven steps of a traditional Hebrew covenant ceremony.

Step 1: Each family, or party, chose a covenant representative.

The person representing the family was always the family’s best—the smartest, the strongest, the fleetest of foot.

Likewise, the animals to be used in the covenant ceremony were always the best. They were carefully selected and prepared. The Hebrew people had learned this early on when God instructed them to offer only the best when bringing sacrifices to Him. He didn’t want any one-eyed, diseased animal on His altar.

Consequently, this is where the term the fatted calf came from. In today’s terms, we commonly think of the fatted calf being the best of something to consume ourselves. Actually, it was the choicest one set aside for covenant ceremonies and sacrifices.

Finally, a covenant site was chosen, and the families would come together. Each family’s council of elders was placed where they could watch closely and hear every word spoken.

Step 2: The covenant cut was made.

In the ancient Hebrew covenant ceremony, the cutting of the sacrificial animals was done differently from every other sacrifice or ceremony.

The covenant cut was made from the base of the animal’s skull, lengthwise down its backbone. The animals were split and then parted down the backbone. Each half was made to fall side to side, but then propped up so the blood would flow down a pathway.

The covenant animals usually included a calf and a lamb. The calf represented monetary value. It represented the family’s possessions. The lamb represented total defenselessness. In fact, the lamb used in the ceremony was so young that it did not yet have teeth. It had no defense.

By sacrificing these animals, each family was saying, “We freely bring our blood to this covenant. We come with no malice—totally free, totally loyal.”

Once the animals were cut and their blood shed on the ground, the covenant ceremony began.

Step 3: The representatives exchanged coats.

Each representative walked through the pathway of the animals’ blood twice, and they did so in a figure eight. After they walked through the blood the first time, they stopped and exchanged coats while making certain promises about who they were, what they had, and what they meant to the other person. This was similar to our modern military traditions.

In our society, we know you can tell a soldier’s rank by the coat that he or she wears. Their coats represent their authority, their occupation or specific task, their branch of service, and so on. We also know when a private walks into a room filled with soldiers, not much happens. When a general walks in, however, everyone stops everything to jump to attention and salute.

But now, imagine a private—wearing a general’s uniform—walking into the room. That private would get the same response as the general. Why? Because it’s the general’s uniform that does the talking.

The same held true for the blood covenant ceremony. A farmer, for instance, would come to the ceremony with a coat representing his family and his authority. A warrior would come with his. Then, at this point, they would exchange their coats, and thereby, their identities.

This adds greater insight as to why the Apostle Paul exhorts us to “Put on the whole armour of God…” (Ephesians 6:11). It doesn’t matter who is wearing it—it’s the armor that does all the talking!

Step 4: The representatives exchanged weapons.

After the representatives walked through the pathway of the animals’ blood in a figure eight the second time, they stopped again and exchanged weapons.

In those days, when men went to war, they wore a girdle, or belt. It was a girdle because their outer garments were like long, flowing robes. To be able to fight, run, or walk comfortably, they had to reach between their legs and pull the backside of their robe up to the front and fasten it underneath their belt. Strapped to their belts were also their weapons.

So, these covenant representatives would stop between the halves of these animals, standing in blood, and undo their belts. In doing so, they became vulnerable. With their robes hanging down, they were in no position to fight. That’s when they exchanged belts and weapons.

Now, if the farmer didn’t have any weapons, he at least had his fighting knife, and maybe a good axe handle to fight with. The warrior, meanwhile, probably had an assortment of ferocious looking weapons strapped to his belt.

Regardless of what they had, they exchanged weapons and belts saying, “Here’s my authority and power in war. I give it to you. Any enemy that comes against you is my enemy. Anyone who curses you, I curse. Anyone who threatens you, has to answer to me.

“Just as this animal has bled and died, I will bleed and die for your family the same as I would mine.”

Step 5: The representatives cut their flesh.

Once most of the covenant promises and blessings were made, the two representatives cut their own flesh so their blood was visible to all the council of elders. Then they brought their hands together, mingled their blood and lifted their hands to God. This was when the most precious of the vows were made between the families.

By lifting their hands to God, they were making the Creator of heaven and earth third party to their covenant, believing Almighty God to watch over their agreement. Each swore by God to keep the promises they had made.

By bringing their hands together and mingling their blood, they were called one family.

From that day on, the seal of the covenant was the scar on the body of each representative. If you saw someone with a covenant scar, you really didn’t know who you were messing with, and you would probably think twice about stirring up trouble with them. That scar meant there was a blood brother hanging around somewhere.

Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 18:19-20? “Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

The Church has never really figured out what that means—but it’s covenant. When Jesus said it, He meant it. We just have not had a covenant consciousness to understand it fully.

Step 6: The covenant meal.

The mighty climax of the whole covenant ceremony was the remembrance party.

In the Bible, the word remember is powerful. Exodus 2 tells us that God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It doesn’t say, “He happened to remember it.” God doesn’t forget. The word remember, there, literally means “the claw.” It refers to the talon of a mighty eagle.

Among some of the Hebrew tribes, people cutting covenant were known to take an eagle’s claw and put it in their face and say, “My remembrance of you is as though I were still in the blood, promising you everything I have. My covenant with you is like a claw in my brain. I cannot even see except for seeing you in my face.”

This remembrance party, or covenant meal, was where the families began eating bread, drinking wine, dancing and celebrating. They would actually feed bread to one another, saying, “This is my body. I will let your family have my body, before I will let them starve.”

Then, sharing wine, they would remind each other that it represented the blood they had just walked in, making them one family.

Step 7: The families exchanged names.

By the time the covenant ceremony was completed, both parties or families had new names. For example, if the Farmers and the Fighters cut covenant, Phil Farmer was now Phil Fighter-Farmer, and Fred Fighter became Fred Farmer-Fighter.

Such covenant names were another indication for troublemakers to leave Phil, the farmer, alone. That was not just Phil Farmer, anymore. That was Phil Fighter-Farmer. That was not just Fred Fighter, either. The Farmer-Fighter family now had plenty of food to sell. They had covenanted with the Farmer family. They were now one large, powerful family.

Today, we often see names of families that have a hyphen in the middle of them. That means, somewhere along the way, those two families came into covenant.

Ephesians 3:15 says “the whole family in heaven and earth is named” of Jesus. By covenant, we bear the Name of Jesus—the Name that is above every name. And by covenant, we go into all the world bearing that Name (Mark 16:15-18).

You Have a Big Brother

To understand just how passionate God is about this covenant He has made with you in the blood of His own son Jesus, look at 2 Corinthians 6:16-18, “…For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate…and I will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” This was Paul quoting from Isaiah 52 and Ezekiel 20.

Old Testament writers used a covenant word, which in Hebrew is hesed. It is translated as “ever lovingkindness; tenderness; mercy.” These translations, however, miss the depth and power of its meaning.

Hesed is best described, perhaps, as what happens inside a mother or a father when their child is threatened. Only, it goes far beyond that.

Hesed is the force that rises inside a covenant brother causing him to want to show himself strong for the benefit of his covenant brother, or covenant family. It is a drive that far exceeds any other drive known to mankind. We’ve only tasted a small bit of it.

From God’s perspective, hesed might best be described using John 3:16: “For God so hesed the world, that he gave his only begotten Son….”

Long before God ever created man, He provided a covenant lamb, a Lamb without spot or blemish, so if man did mess up, it would keep him from losing everything—and it would keep God from losing the family He so longed for.

After Adam did commit high treason and bowed his knee to Satan, he lost the presence and revelation of God. When that happened, the first thing God did was to kill an animal in order to clothe Adam. He had been clothed with the very glory of God, but when he sinned, the Glory light went out.

Later, however, God found for Himself a man, Abram, a man with whom He could cut covenant, a man who would teach his children that covenant (Genesis 18).

But why did God require the blood of animals?

He did not have any blood of His own to shed. When Abram sinned, God said, I’ll take the blood of an animal, rather than him. I’ll treat him as though he didn’t sin. I’ll account it to him as righteousness—because he believed Me (Galatians 3).

Abraham believed the promises of God, the promises that were to him and his seed.

Galatians 3:13-14 says, “Christ [the Anointed One and His Anointing] hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us…that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ.”

The Apostle Paul goes on to say that, when God made those promises to Abraham, He was also making them to Jesus, Who had not yet been born into this earth. God was making a blood covenant with a man and He expected that covenant, those words, to produce a body with blood—Jesus—wherein He could swear.

John 1:14 says, “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us….”

You and I are Abraham’s seed. We are heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29). It is no longer by the blood of cows and sheep, but by the blood of Almighty God, Himself.

Ours is a covenant between a resurrected immortal man, Jesus, and a holy and infallible God.

Which of Them do you think could ever break the covenant?


What’s more, we cannot break it. We may step out of fellowship when we sin. But all we have to do is confess our sin and step back into that fellowship (1 John 1:9).

We’ve been grafted into a covenant between God, our Heavenly Father, and Jesus, our blood brother. Knowledge of and trust in that covenant will remove the fears of insufficiency and lack that men feed with such things as overeating and compulsive spending. It will remove the fears of rejection that have caused so many to seek comfort in wrong relationships and in what they put in the body and on the body instead of what they feed the spirit. God’s covenant love removes men from trust in the world’s ways for their security and success and builds their lives on the unshakeable foundation of God’s way of doing things.

All we need to do, now, is begin developing a consciousness of Jesus’ blood, a consciousness of our blood covenant with God. When the devil comes against you, when sickness and disease come against you, when fear, worry, harm or poverty, come against you—remember the covenant!

Remember the blood. Remember the promises. Remember the Word.

You have a Blood Brother, just turn it over to Him. You’ll soon realize just how thick His blood really is!

Releasing Covenant Power in Your Life

Releasing Covenant Power in Your Life

A hand grenade contains explosive power that, when released, becomes an effective and powerful offensive and defensive weapon of war.

But consider this: Which soldier has a better result? The one who holds it in his hand or the one who pulls the pin and throws it, releasing the power into the atmosphere?

A hand grenade is no good as long as it sits dormant in the hands of the owner. It requires action on the part of the holder to see results. Covenant power is the same. It’s right in your hand, but the power has to be released into your life through willful actions.

Learn what your covenant really means in this video from Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens.

You can count on your covenant to release power into your life every time you “pull the pin.” A covenant combines two people into one—like in a marriage. That means they are inseparable. The same is true of your covenant with God—you cannot be separated from Him, His power or the THE BLESSING without your consent. You can release covenant power in your life by doing the following.

1. Release Covenant Power With Your Words

“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” –Mark 11:23 (NKJV)

Here’s the skinny: Words have sink-or-swim power in your life. (Find out if you’re sinking your own ship with your words HERE.)

Words can either quicken or shut down the covenant in your life. Every covenant benefit is available to you 24/7, but they have to be activated and claimed, first and foremost, through your words. You can release the following covenant BLESSINGS in your life with your words:

  • Health
  • Healing
  • Debt Freedom
  • A Home
  • A Car
  • Financial Abundance
  • Children
  • Health and Positive Relationships
  • Peace
  • Protection
  • Long Life
  • Every Good and Perfect Gift

Your words set spiritual law in motion to release covenant power in your life. (Not so sure? Try this experiment at home and find out how much power words really have.)

But if you’re speaking AGAINST any of those things, you’re clogging up the delivery system of BLESSINGS to your life. Whatever you need today, start speaking it into being —just as Abraham called things that be not as though they were before He saw His covenant BLESSING come to pass.

(Learn why your FIRST WORDS are so critical to releasing covenant power HERE.)

Kenneth Copeland recently shared how he invokes his covenant right to protection every time he travels.

“I don’t get in my car or fly my airplane without invoking the Name of Jesus. I put my hands on the side of the car or airplane. I plead the blood in the Name of The LORD Jesus Christ for protection against every evil spirit and every evil person, and declare that every evil plan of the devil is stopped and thwarted. I call on ministering angels to lift us up, according to the 91st Psalm.”

These are covenant words. And they are crucial to releasing covenant power in every area of your life, which itself is the key to a prosperous, successful life.

(Discover more about your covenant of protection HERE.)

2. Release Covenant Power With Your Actions

“I will show you my faith by my works.” –James 2:18 (NKJV)

If you believe in the covenant and speak right words, you’re talking the talk—but are you walking the walk?

True faith cannot help but act. We see this in Matthew 15:22 when a woman of Canaan came to Jesus saying, “Have mercy (chesed) on me!” He could not walk away from that. She was acting on the covenant of mercy by reaching out to take what she needed—healing for her daughter—by faith.

Bartimaeus, who was blind, did the same. He cried out for chesed. When opposition came, he cried out even louder, “Chesed!” His action, coming from a place of knowing what was available to him, could not be ignored. (What is chesed? Find out HERE.)

You release covenant power with your actions when you start taking steps according to a faith that believes it will receive, without a doubt. That will look different in various situations. Faith for a car, for example, may begin with cleaning the one you have, sowing a seed, preparing a space in the garage or any other Spirit-led action. But faith doesn’t sit still. It bubbles up to overflowing, and it can’t help but act on what it KNOWS God will provide.

Find 3 Ways to Act As If It’s Done HERE.

When you keep the words of the covenant and act on what you know belongs to you, BLESSINGS happen.

3. Release Covenant Power By Expecting Results

“All things are possible to him who believes.” –Mark 9:23 (NKJV)

Covenant power is released by expectancy, not hesitancy!

God’s covenant with you is an expression of His mercy, kindness and goodness, and more than that, it is a blood-sworn promise that He will never break. That’s why you can lean on that covenant for your healing, protection, provision or anything else you need with complete confidence.

When God made a covenant with him, Abraham knew there was no longer any room for doubt. God had proven how intensely He desired to be God to him. He’d given him everything He had and bound Himself to Abraham in a relationship that could not be dissolved. Abraham comprehended the gravity of a covenant agreement. It convinced him once and for all that God’s promises could be trusted. It became an anchor to his soul.

You release covenant power in your life by expecting results—not wishing or hoping—EXPECTING. If you’re expecting a package in the mail, you don’t wish and hope for it; you look for it! You prepare for its arrival. If it’s something fun, you get excited about receiving it. And you do all this BEFORE you receive it.

(Learn how you can move into covenant thinking HERE.)

Stop and think about the one thing you want most right now. Do you have it in your mind? Now, what would you do if you knew with 100% certainty that you would receive it tomorrow? That’s precisely what faith will do. Whatever emotions you would experience or plans you would make, that’s expectancy! And singing, dancing, praising and worshipping before the Lord should be part of it.

Do you want to release covenant power in your life? Then dig into the covenant you have with God. Study it out in the Word. Let the Holy Spirit show you what really happened when Jesus became the sacrifice that ratified your covenant with God. Let Him show you what it meant when He gave you His Name (John 16:23), His authority (Matthew 28:18-20), His armor and weapons (Ephesians 6:10-17).

Once you realize what Jesus actually meant when He said, “This is the new covenant established in My blood,” your life will never be the same again.

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Your Covenant of Protection

The Covenant of Protection

by Gloria Copeland

There is a place in Christ Jesus where we abide in the secret place of God’s protection. The world knows nothing about this secret place, nor can they live there…. It is a place revealed by the Holy Spirit. It is for the obedient. Our life is hid with Christ in God.

That’s a word the Lord gave me several years ago and I’m so thankful we can abide in that secret place of God’s protection. We can go to a place most people know nothing about!

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you we are living in dangerous days. Televisions and social media blare the news of wars, terrorist attacks, record-breaking disasters and drug-related crime. There is more violence now than there has ever been in my lifetime, and it continues to escalate. It’s a sobering day.

But believers have nothing to fear!

When we look at things in the natural realm, it may seem like a scary time to live. But in the supernatural realm, it’s the most powerful time to live. We have a place of protection in God that will keep us completely safe, regardless of what is happening in the world around us.

It’s Him we must depend upon. And to have confidence—to have faith—in His ability to keep us, we must know what His Word says about our safety and protection well enough to act on it.

I believe these are the last days and Jesus could come at anytime. Until then, we can abide “under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1). Instead of caving in to fear, we can stand confidently on the Word and walk boldly in our covenant of protection.

End-Time Instructions

In Matthew 24, Jesus told His disciples what to expect just before the end. The signs He spoke of—wars, famine, earthquakes, unbridled sin—are echoed in today’s headlines. When the disciples asked Jesus what would signal His return and the end of the world, He said:

“Don’t let anyone mislead you. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will lead many astray. And wars will break out near and far, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must come, but the end won’t follow immediately. The nations and kingdoms will proclaim war against each other, and there will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this will be only the beginning of the horrors to come.… Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But those who endure to the end will be saved. And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then, finally, the end will come” (verses 4-14, New Living Translation).

Don’t panic because of these things, Jesus said! And don’t join people who are flocking toward sin either. Second Timothy 3:13 says that “Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse.” That accurately describes this generation. The closer we get to the catching away of the Church, the worse it becomes in the natural realm.

Thank God, He warned us about these things. And Thank God He assured us, “The Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world.” That’s being done now on a scale never before seen! God desires for “All men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). It is never His will for anyone to be left outside His blessing and protection. That’s why He sent Jesus.

Galatians 3:13-14 says, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us…that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ.”

To walk in the blessing and protection of God, we first must choose Jesus as Savior. But He won’t force us to make that decision. The Lord won’t force us to get under His protective shadow either. We choose the blessing over the curse. The first step to the blessing is to receive Jesus as Lord over our lives. This decision translates you out of darkness into light—from one kingdom into another. “[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love” (Colossians 1:13, The Amplified Bible).

Now, I want to take a moment and say this: If you haven’t yet given your heart to Jesus, you can make that decision right now. Say, “Jesus, I make You Lord of my life. Take my life and do something with it. Teach me how to live and how to be free.”

Once you make Jesus your Savior and Lord, you are redeemed from the curse (Galatians 3:13). You’ve been made free from every evil thing. Jesus bore it for you. When you receive salvation you receive “deliverance, preservation, material and temporal deliverance from danger and apprehension, pardon, protection, liberty, health, restoration, soundness and wholeness.” Protection belongs to you if you are born again. In Christ Jesus, you have a covenant of divine protection with God. But it’s not automatic. Any covenant has two sides, so, you have a part to play.

Our Secret Refuge

God’s Word reveals your part and His part. Psalm 91:1-2 begins with your part: “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”

Verses 3-4 reveal God’s part: “Surely he shall deliver thee. He shall cover thee….”

God will protect you when you make Jesus Lord of your life, follow Him, walk in the light you have, and take Him as your refuge. You receive the Lord as your refuge the same way you receive Jesus as Savior, and that is, you release your faith for Him to protect you and say it. Speak words in agreement with God’s Word. If you abide under the shadow of the Almighty and speak words of faith, it gives Him place in your life. It positions you for His protection.

It’s true no one knows what could happen next in this world. But believers don’t need to be afraid. In Christ Jesus, we can abide “in the secret place of the Most High…Whose power no foe can withstand” (Psalm 91:1, The Amplified Bible). We must get in and stay in that place through faith.

We can’t expect God to move heaven and earth to protect us if we’re full of fear. If we’re full of fear, we’re not full of faith—and we’ve stepped out of our place of refuge. According to the Bible, the thing we fear will come upon us (Job 3:25).

Over and over the Bible commands us to “Fear not!” It is the opposite of faith. Fear opens the door to the devil. But faith shuts the door to the devil and everything bad that’s under the curse. Wickedness and danger are in the earth, but they don’t have to affect us. Believers have a safe place in God, but we must lay hold of, and believe for it.

If you are living in fear—get delivered! Refuse to let fear dominate your thoughts, your heart or your mouth. Rebuke fear in the Name of Jesus. Read and meditate the scriptures that promise God’s protection continually until there is no fear. God has given you the power to overcome fear by His Word.

Go After the Word, Not the World

Continue a steady diet of God’s promises of protection. Joshua 1:8 says to think about God’s Word day and night. That’s the way you renew your mind (Romans 12:2). God’s promises will become more real to you. Then you will be able to stand in faith on God’s promises of protection for your life. You’ll be able to speak the Word boldly and fear will have no place—you’ll have absolute confidence in the fact that God is taking care of you.

That’s important because the devil’s mission is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). Every day he is working hard to get a foothold in our lives. Every day we have to work to keep him out. The Bible word for this is RESIST. “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).

Our protection depends on our choices, too. Believers must choose not to think or act like the crazy, mixed-up world.

You can’t say, “I didn’t know what the Word said about that, so I’m not responsible.” Not true. You’re responsible to find out what the Bible says about you, your future and what you are to do.

It’s up to each of us to spend time in the Word every day. If you think you’re too busy, then you probably are. Consider watching less television. Get up earlier or stay up later. Do whatever it takes to keep your faith strong. These are dangerous days. But not for you and me if we live every day with the Word of God—and we choose to abide there.

Attach Yourself to God

Here’s something else you need to know: You can’t just believe God for protection, then disregard what He tells you about other things in your life. If you’re not obeying Him, you’re not abiding in Him. When you abide, you keep yourself in the Word of God, you keep yourself obedient, and you keep your words in line with God’s words. Obeying is abiding—dwelling under the shadow of Almighty God. That’s what keeps you safe.

That’s how you’ll be able to hear the Lord in a dangerous situation. If you’re accustomed to hearing and obeying Him, you’ll be able to hear His direction clearly. But if you are not in the habit of listening, you probably wouldn’t hear Him, and even if you did—you probably wouldn’t do what He said.

The truth is, if you don’t hear God in the little things, you won’t hear Him in the big things. So be listening and be quick to change. If you get an uneasy, scratchy feeling in your spirit letting you know something is not right, yield to that. Listening to God and following Him is part of your protection.

Listening to God in the written Word and obeying it is a major part of protection.

The Word will always be correcting us. I don’t know anyone so perfect that they’re not corrected when they spend time in the Word. So, when we read the Word, we must make a decision to obey what we read. For instance, when we read 1 Corinthians 13 and are reminded to walk in love, we must make an effort to do just that!

Cultivating a lifestyle of listening and obeying God is the major part of our protection.

God is always trying to get people to come to a place of safety. In the Bible we read how He has always wanted to bless and protect His people. He instructed the children of Israel to live in such a way that He could do that. But often, they chose to go a different direction.

We hear His heart in scriptures like Matthew 23:37: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me.”

That is God saying, “I wanted to do you good and protect you, but you wouldn’t let Me.” The result of their disobedience is told in verse 38: “And now look, your house is left to you, empty and desolate” (New Living Translation).

In Deuteronomy 28, God was explicit about what brings blessing. He was also explicit about what happens to those who don’t do what He says. The Bible tells us what happened when the children of Israel didn’t keep His Word. When they didn’t follow Him, they were out from under His protection—out from under His wings—and they were exposed to the curse.

The same thing is true today: The disobedient and the ignorant aren’t under God’s protection. But when you attach yourself to God—when you abide in Him—you’re in the safest place on earth.

Get on the things of God and stay there. Don’t let any thing, any situation, any condition talk you out of it. Cling to Him, attach yourself to Him, “for He is your life and the length of your days,” as Deuteronomy 30 says:

I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live and may love the Lord your God, obey His voice, and cling to Him. For He is your life and the length of your days, that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers… (verses 19-20, The Amplified Bible).

Who chooses how we live? We do. We make that choice when we decide if we are going to obey the Lord.

If things aren’t going well in your life, it’s not God’s fault. There could be something you just don’t know. And that’s called ignorance. The answer for that condition is to find out the will of God from His Word and obey it.

Or maybe you know what you should do, but you aren’t doing it. That was true of the children of Israel and the result was never good. They knew what to do, but they decided not to obey God. That’s called disobedience.

Either way, you have a choice. Will you live according to the will of God and do what He says? Or will you live like the world?

Your protection depends on the choices you make.

So open up your heart and say, “Lord, if I’m missing it somewhere, please correct me. Teach me. Show me what I need to know.” You may not enjoy finding out that you’ve been missing it, but you will enjoy the results. I am so grateful every time God corrects me.

God is always trying to get protection to you and me. He’s trying to help us stay in a safe place, so we can get our job done before Jesus comes.

So stand on your covenant of protection. Be quick to hear and quick to repent. Your obedience will keep you in that secret place mentioned in Psalm 91…safe under God’s wing!

Read some more scriptures on covenant protection here.

2023 – August Wallpaper

August Wallpaper

August’s digital wallpaper is ready for you to download! Save this wallpaper to your desktop computer or mobile device.

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Desktop Computer Instructions
For most desktop computers, click the link to download the image. Then, navigate to your downloads folder to find your newly downloaded image. Next, simply right-click the image and select “Set as desktop background or wallpaper.”

Mobile Device Instructions
For most mobile devices, click the link to download the image to your device’s photo album. Then, in most cases, you can change your wallpaper background or lock screen from the Settings menu. If you can’t find this setting, consult your device’s help section or manual for instructions on how to apply the image as your new wallpaper or lock screen.