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Word of the Week: The Force of Prayer

Each Piece of God’s Armor has to do with Prayer

We know that, as Christians, we are to pray. Yet often, we’re not consistent in prayer. We must fix our hearts on The LORD and use the armor of God as we pray. Read Ephesians 6:10-18 and let the Holy Spirit show you how the pieces of God’s armor all fit together in prayer.

The Force of Prayer

July 22-26, 2024
In consistency lies the power! This week on Believer’s Voice of Victory, join Kenneth Copeland as he teaches you all about the force of prayer. Learn how to be consistent in prayer, and discover the power and authority of praying in the Name of Jesus—the Name that is above every name!

How To Be Consistent in Prayer

July 22, 2024 – Monday
In consistency lies the power! Join Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he teaches you how to be consistent in prayer. Learn that when you refuse to quit, you will develop a determined spirit like Daniel!

Pray in the Name of Jesus

July 23, 2024 – Tuesday
Ask in His Name, and it will be given to you! Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he encourages you to pray in the Name of Jesus. Discover that when you have faith in the power of the Name of Jesus, you will have His authority!

Jesus Is the Name Above Every Name

July 24, 2024 – Wednesday
Jesus is the Name above every name! Join Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he shares how Jesus has given us authority to use His very own Name. Find out how when you pray in the Name of Jesus, He will confirm His Word with signs and miracles!

The Force of Prayer

July 25, 2024 – Thursday
Are you using the Name of Jesus when you pray? Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland teaches you the power behind the force of prayer. Learn different ways to pray with faith in the Name of Jesus, so you can do greater works!

The Power and Authority of the Name of Jesus

July 26, 2024 – Friday
Are your prayers effective? Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland shows you how praying with the power and authority of the Name of Jesus brings supernatural results. Discover the resurrection power of Jesus that has been given to you!

The Force of Prayer

The Miraculous Story of a Family Reunited

The Miraculous Story of a Family Reunited

She hadn’t seen or spoken to him for 17 years.

One night she was flipping through the channels, when she came across VICTORY Channel. The television broadcast airing was Inside with Mike Barber Ministries, and she sat astounded as she saw him.

He was her father, he was in prison, and there he was through her TV screen, in a tent—giving his life to Jesus. As a result, she gave her life to Jesus too!

This is the beauty of partnership and “twice-sown seed,” as we like to call it around here at Kenneth Copeland Ministries.

What does that mean? With every dollar sown into KCM, you have a part to play in miraculous stories just like this one.

Save a soul, save a family

Mike Barber Ministries travels across the country to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the incarcerated community, thanks in large part to the financial support of Kenneth Copeland Ministries and KCM Partners.

Not only is MBM able to minister in prisons on a regular basis, but those prison meetings are later broadcast on VICTORY Channel through free airtime provided for their ministry. This gift is only possible through the generosity of Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and their Covenant Partners.

This is twice-sown seed.

“Because of you, our KCM family and VICTORY Channel, we’re truly able to go in and help save souls and help save families. That is why we do it. We are missionaries to the mission field of prisons. Through partnership, you’re able to go!” –Brandon Barber, CEO of Mike Barber Ministries

Can you see the wide-reaching effect of covenant partnership and twice-sown seed?

More to the story

After surrendering his life to Jesus during that tent meeting in prison, this young woman’s father became a life coach, which is like a missionary inside the prison. But the story doesn’t end there.

His daughter surprised him by showing up at his graduation in prison. After 17 years of estrangement, their family was completely restored.

That does not happen without VICTORY Channel and its Partners.

That does not happen without YOU. To hear more about this amazing story and the effect of your giving, watch this video testimony.

Why Should You Pray?

Why Should You Pray?

The prayer of the believer is more than communicating with God by voicing our needs, our wants and His will for our lives—it’s an intimate fellowship with our heavenly Father. This allows us to take hold of the promises God has given us in His Word and pray them into this earthly realm. It’s how we bring what’s in heaven to earth. It’s what Jesus prayed: “Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9-10). Prayer is where we get our will into agreement with God’s will. Prayer is how we invite God into this world to enact change.

What have you prayed for lately? Whatever it is, God is as ready and willing to answer your prayers as He was willing to answer Jesus’ prayers. And when we pray according to the Word of God, God goes to work, and our circumstances begin to change. 

That’s why we pray—to see God’s will done in this earth. Isn’t that what we want more than anything? The will of God for our lives, our families and everyone else around us? How good it is that we can rest knowing it is His will that each and every one of us be saved, forgiven, loving, healthy, prosperous, strong, generous, kind, tenderhearted, patient, joyful, peaceful, thoughtful, good, faithful and even more! The Word is full of God’s attributes—attributes that are His will for us to develop in ourselves as we mature spiritually. What a blessing it is, then, that prayer is the gateway for His will to happen.

And yet, all too often, we let prayer go. We forget to pray. We neglect praying. We get too busy to pray, letting our lives become full of other things—until a crisis hits Then we scramble to pray and call upon the Name of the Lord. God, in His mercy and goodness, hears our prayers—always, no matter when we pray them or how long it’s been since we prayed. But the will of God is for us to pray all the time. Always. Without stopping. And our prayers are already working on our behalf, because when we pray the Word of God, the Word goes to work (Isaiah 55:11).

It was Paul who wrote, “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Never stop praying! How do we do that? How is it possible? By praying with “all manner of prayer,” as Ephesians 6:18 says: “Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people)” (AMPC).

Someone once asked Smith Wigglesworth how long he prayed. His answer was that he rarely prayed over 15 minutes, but that he rarely went 15 minutes without praying. His point was that he prayed all the time!

There’s More Than One Way To Pray

The Bible is full of examples of people who prayed; and interestingly enough, they prayed in a myriad of ways. What’s more, there are passages and principles in Scripture that show us different ways to fellowship with God—to connect with Him, to communicate with Him. Here are a few that illustrate different kinds of prayer.

The Prayer of Faith: To release our faith in prayer, we first go to the Word of God and find scriptures regarding our prayer request. Then, we pray those verses and stand in faith until they come to pass. James 5:13-15 tells us, “Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.”

The Prayer of Agreement: This is the prayer found in Matthew 18:19-20, in which Jesus said, “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have often said that while any two believers agreeing brings results, there’s no greater power than a husband and wife praying in agreement because of the power of their covenant relationship. For everything Kenneth and Gloria have wanted and needed to see come to pass, they have prayed the Prayer of Agreement.

The Prayer of Petition: A petition is defined as “a formal written request addressed to a sovereign superior for a particular right or grace.” When we petition God, we first go to His Word to find His will about our request. Then, we write it out as a formal request, because “this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him” (1 John 5:14-15, NKJV). He gives us a “heavenly grant” (John 16:23-24).

And there are more…like The Prayer of Supplication, The Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving, and The Prayer of Consecration. And of course, any heartfelt prayer we utter, however we pray it, God hears.

What To Do When We Don’t Know What To Pray

When we don’t know what to pray, it’s easy to not pray, but again, God wants us to pray. So, when we hit a wall and aren’t sure how to voice our prayers, we can pray in the Holy Spirit. We can pray with the help of the Helper Jesus gave us. “And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will” (Romans 8:26-28).

The Holy Spirit helps us pray out mysteries—things we don’t know or understand, but that need to be brought to light in our lives or in situations in this earthly realm. “For one who speaks in an [unknown] tongue speaks not to men but to God, for no one understands or catches his meaning, because in the [Holy] Spirit he utters secret truths and hidden things [not obvious to the understanding]” (1 Corinthians 14:2, AMPC).

Rest and Trust, Knowing Jesus Is Interceding for Us In Prayer

When Jesus rose from the dead and later ascended into heaven, He sat down at the right hand of the Father. “Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne” (Hebrews 12:2). From His place next to His Father, Jesus intercedes for us continually: “Therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them” (Hebrews 7:25, AMPC).

In addition to all that we can pray, there is nothing more comforting to our prayers or more powerful at work than knowing Jesus is interceding for us—to know that Jesus is praying out the perfect will of God for our lives.

How Can We Not Pray?

With all this said, how can we not pray? How can we not give voice to God’s will that He wants done in this earth? In our lives? In the lives of our family and friends? In our church? In our community? In our nation?

Why Should You Pray?

Because God said to. Because God wants you to. Because prayer is how you bring what’s in the heavenly realm into your world. Because prayer is one more way you can walk in God’s will and declare it in this world!

The next time you’re facing a dilemma, a crisis or even the impossible, pray.

The next time you wake up or get ready to fall asleep, pray.

The next time you think about a problem, a person or a situation, pray.

The time you don’t know what to do, pray.

The next time you feel concern, pray.

The next time you’re rejoicing, pray.

The next time you’re worshipping, pray.

The next time you don’t know what to pray, pray. In the spirit. With your spirit. The next time you pray, pray some more. Pray without ceasing

Word of the Week: Developing Faith In God’s Love –Part 2

“Love is not a feeling – It’s a person”

God IS Love! With time and training, you can continue to grow in your knowledge of His Love. Commit to practicing a life that is deeply rooted and grounded in Him so you can understand the total dimensions of God’s great Love!

Developing Faith In God’s Love – Part 2

July 15-19, 2024
The Love of God is on your side! This week, on Believer’s Voice of Victory, join Kenneth and Gloria Copeland as they teach Part 2 of their two-week series “Developing Faith In God’s Love.” Learn how walking in Love always reaps a reward, and make the decision to practice the commitment to Love as you develop true knowledge of who God is!

Develop True Knowledge of God and His Love

July 15, 2024 – Monday
God’s Love will take care of you! Join Kenneth and Gloria Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they help you develop true knowledge of God and His Love. Find out His perfect plan for your life so you can choose to follow it and be BLESSED!

Practice the Commitment To Love

July 16, 2024 – Tuesday
The choice is yours! Watch Kenneth and Gloria Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they encourage you to practice the commitment to Love. Discover that you have the ability to love like God, but it is a decision you must make!

The Love of God Is on Your Side

July 17, 2024 – Wednesday
Are you ready to move mountains? Join Kenneth and Gloria Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they show you how the Love of God is on your side. Learn how to yield to God’s will and trust His Love. You’ll open the door to faith in your life!

Faith In God Is Faith In Love

July 18, 2024 – Thursday
Faith in God is faith in Love! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth and Gloria Copeland reveal the importance of developing our love. Activate your faith in God and His Love and gain the boldness to exercise it in times of trouble!

Walking In Love Always Reaps a Reward

July 19, 2024 – Friday
Be rooted and grounded in Love! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth and Gloria Copeland reveal how walking in Love always reaps a reward. Learn to let God’s Love lead you to a higher level of faith—one that overcomes any challenge that comes your way!

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God Wants the Best for You!

God Wants the Best for You!

God is for you! He always has been. He has never once been against you. From the beginning of time and from the beginning of your existence, God has been loving you and wanting the very best for you. That’s why He drew you to Himself and offered you His so great salvation (Hebrews 2:3). That’s why He’s been at work ever since to mature you and help you develop your faith—because He wants the best for you!

John wrote to us all of God’s deep and abiding love when he said, “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 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” (1 John 4:7-10).

God loved us before we ever began loving Him. And He’s been working on our behalf to get us to a place where we not only experience His love, where we not only believe His love, but we want for nothing because of our faith in His love.

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers [different] temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing” (James 1:2-4; KJV).

Entire. Wanting nothing. That’s God’s will for you because He loves you—with an everlasting love. The kind of love that you can do nothing to escape (Romans 8:35). What’s more, He wants you to let patience have her perfect work in you, which means He doesn’t want you to quit—He wants you to keep walking in faith, by faith, and with faith until your faith brings whatever He wants for you to completion. Why? Because God Wants the Best for You!

God Always Has a Plan for Your Future

Whatever you’re experiencing today, God is with you. He’s for you. And He has nothing but BLESSING in mind! The Word says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God [Love], that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5, KJV).

To upbraid means “to find fault with.” God doesn’t find fault with us; He “upbraideth not.” In fact, He doesn’t even look for fault in us. Yes, in our humanity, we may look to find fault in others, but that inclination isn’t even in God. It’s not part of who He is. Instead, He looks to BLESS us. “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him” (2 Chronicles 16:9, NKJV).

When you’re blindsided with something, for example, God—who is Love—is right there to give you wisdom, knowledge, understanding and whatever else you need. That is His will for you: “…that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding” (Colossians 1:9, NKJV).

It is not the will of God that you be stumbling around in the dark, trying to figure out on your own what to do about something. Whatever you’ve walked into, God has a plan for your way out. Instead of your making plans and asking Him to BLESS your plans, stop and find out what His plan is for you—because His plan is already BLESSED.

Clearly, God Wants the Best for You! Jeremiah 29:11 is a promise we can trust: “‘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 Plans for You Are Full of BLESSING

Every time we hear the name “God,” we ought to think “Love.” That would be a more accurate rendering of God’s name anyway, because God’s real name isn’t “God.” The name God comes from the Old High German word “got.”  Yes, it’s what we use to refer to Almighty God, but God actually has lots of names—and they all communicate to us His plans which are full of BLESSING.

He is known as Jehovah Jireh—the Lord who provides (Philippians 4:19).

He is known as Jehovah Rapha—the Lord who heals (Exodus 15:26; Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24).

He is known as Jehovah Nissi—the Lord our refuge (Exodus 17:15).

He is known as Jehovah M’Kaddesh—the Lord who sanctifies us (Leviticus 20:7-8; John 17:17).

He is known as Jehovah Shalom—the Lord who is peace (Judges 6:22-24; Isaiah 26:3; Psalms 29:11).

He is known as Jehovah Rohi—the Lord who is our Shepherd (Psalm 23; John 10:11).

He is known as Jehovah Tsidkenu—the Lord our righteousness (Jeremiah 23:5-6; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

He is known as Jehovah Shammah—the Lord who is there (Ezekiel 48:35; John 14:17).

He is known as Jehovah Sabaoth—the Lord of the angelic forces of heaven and earth (1 Samuel 1:3; Psalm 91:11-12; Hebrews 1:14).

God is known by so many more descriptive names that all express how God Wants the Best for You! He literally desires that you lack no good thing: “Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing” (Psalms 34:9-10).

God’s Best Is Found When We Seek Him First

If you’re not experiencing all that God has planned for you, check yourself to be sure that you’re walking in His love and living fully devoted to Him. For example, God gives us richly all things to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17), and He wants us to enjoy it all. At the same time, John reminds us to “do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever” (1 John 2:15-17).

The key is to keep God first in our hearts and minds like Jesus said: “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” (Matthew 6:33). That sounds just like “entire, wanting nothing,” doesn’t it? (James 1:4, KJV). That sounds like God Wants the Best for You!

Renew Your Mind to God’s Best

When we renew our minds that “God is Love and Love is God—that God is Love and He loves me,” every time we hear someone say “God” or “Jesus,” love is what crosses our minds. Speaking by the Spirit, Kenneth Copeland has said it this way:

“’The world suffers,’ saith The LORD, ‘because of no knowledge of who I really am. I have told you time and time again, I am The LORD, the God, Love, that healeth thee. I sent My WORD to heal you. I sent My Son to heal you. My whole purpose in My existence is to manifest love. I am Love. I do love. I think love. I work love. I enjoy loving you. So, rejoice and understand these things and think on them and meditate on them and be willing to follow Me in this love life. And you will have more understanding, and you will have more enjoyment, and you will have greater influence than you ever had before,’ says the word of The LORD, the word of Love Himself, the Spirit of Grace.

Practice God’s Love and Experience More of His Best for You

We are commanded to love, to walk in love, because God is Love, and maturing in our relationship with God means becoming more like Him (Matthew 22:37; Ephesians 5:1-2). But to do that, we will have to practice love. We have to put into practice loving one another: “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other” (John 13:34).

Yes, sometimes we all find it hard to love someone, particularly if they have hurt us or someone else we love. And yet, God commands us to love them anyway. But being the loving God He is, He equips us with His love with which to love others. We don’t have to practice loving others in our own strength; He’s given us the Holy Spirit to help us: “For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love” (Romans 5:5). It’s God’s Love that fills our spirit man when we are born again—and it’s God’s Love residing on the inside of us with which we love others.

Put Your Trust In God’s Love Today

When John wrote, “We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them” (1 John 4:16), the Greek word for love used is agape. It’s a love that is not an act of feelings; it’s a love based on a decision, an act of the will to love. Therefore, we don’t have to feel like loving to love; we just have to choose to love. We can choose to love God. We can choose to put our trust in His love. God Wants the Best for You! But it’s up to you to believe it—and you do that by choosing to believe in His love for you.

Word of the Week: Developing Faith In God’s Love – Part 1

Word of the Week: Developing Faith In God’s Love

If you have any fear, that’s a sign that the knowledge of God’s Love needs to be strengthened inside you. God is Love, and according to 1 John 4:18 (NKJV), “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.” We must have faith in God’s Love and remain in it always. When we do, this allows His Love to develop and be made perfect in us, casting out all fear!

Developing Faith In God’s Love – Part 1

July 8-12, 2024
Faith in the Love of God drives out fear! This week, on Believer’s Voice of Victory, join Kenneth and Gloria Copeland as they teach Part 1 of their two-week series, “Developing Faith In God’s Love.” Develop mountain-moving faith, and find out how the God kind of Love brings THE BLESSING and covenant power to your life. The Love of God never fails and neither do you when you walk in love!

Faith In the Love of God Drives Out Fear

July 8, 2024 – Monday
There is no fear in love! Join Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, on Believer’s Voice of Victory, as they discuss how faith in the Love of God drives out fear. Learn to give love total command over your life, so you can eradicate fear once and for all!

The God Kind of Love Brings THE BLESSING

July 9, 2024 – Tuesday
There’s only one Source, and His Name is Jesus! Watch Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, on Believer’s Voice of Victory, as they share how the God kind of love brings THE BLESSING. Become fully dependent on God, and recognize that love never strips you—it showers you richly to meet every need!

The Love of God Brings Covenant Power

July 10, 2024 – Wednesday
Believe the Love! Join Kenneth and Gloria Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they explain how the Love of God brings covenant power. Discover everything Love has done for you and how your obedience will position you to receive THE BLESSING!

You Can’t Fail When You Walk In Love

July 11, 2024 – Thursday
You can’t fail when you walk in love! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth and Gloria Copeland reveal how you are born of Love. Find out how to yield to the fruit of love and begin to partake in all its goodness!

Mountain-Moving Faith Is Fueled by Love

July 12, 2024 – Friday
Have faith in the Love! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth and Gloria Copeland teach how mountain-moving faith is fueled by love. Be inspired by the miraculous healing power that comes as a result of trusting in God’s Love!

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Trust In God’s Love More

Trust In God's Love More

God loves you! Yes, you! Whether that’s something you can easily believe or you struggle to comprehend, it doesn’t change God’s love for you. Regardless of how you feel, God loves you. In fact, God can’t help but love you—because God is Love and Love is God (1 John 4:7-8). It’s who He is and it’s what He does.

When Jesus came into this world and lived, only to give up His life for our salvation, that was God expressing His love for us. “Greater love has no one than this,” the Word says, “than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13, NKJV).

Jesus laid down His life that we might live—and that we might live a life of being loved, of being able to believe in love, and out of His love, to love one another. John wrote, “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (1 John 4:7-8).

It was Jesus who instructed us saying, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22:37-39).

The fact that God loves you is a truth God wants you to trust in every day of your life. It’s something He wants you to meditate on and renew your heart and mind to believe fully. It’s truth He wants you to develop in your spiritual walk—so you can love Him, love yourself and love others.

He’s called us to walk in love. “Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance” (Ephesians 5:1-2, AMPC).

We’re to imitate God by walking in love. But how can we walk in love if we don’t fully believe the love God has for us? Truthfully, we can’t. That’s why believing God’s love and trusting in His love for us is something we have to develop spiritually. It’s OK if, right now, you honestly don’t feel He loves you. Oftentimes, we don’t feel deserving of God’s love, but that changes nothing in how God feels toward us. He loves each and every one of us fully. Completely. Without holding back.

Wherever you might fall on the spectrum of fully receiving and believing God’s love, there’s always room to grow. And considering the days in which we live, now is the time to Trust In God’s Love More than ever before.

Faith Works by Love

Galatians 5:6-7 says, “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love” (NKJV). For our faith to work optimally, we must believe the love God has for us. We’re going to have to walk in love, which means walking in such a way that we forgive easily and quickly, that we think the best of others, and that we give people the benefit of the doubt before we rush into judgment (1 Corinthians 13).

When Jesus preached in Capernaum, He performed many miracles there (Mark 5). But when He came to His own hometown of Nazareth, the Word says, “because of their unbelief, he couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their unbelief” (Mark 6:5-6). The Word doesn’t say that He would not, or that He chose not to; it says that He could not.

We want our faith to work, and for it to continue being effective in our lives, we will need to develop our Trust In God’s Love More.

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

Faith works by love, and there is no fear in love—because God is Love and there is no fear in God. And yet, fear is what comes against us time and time again to destroy our faith. Kenneth Copeland has said, “Fear tolerated is faith contaminated.” Fear weakens our spirit man, our soul and our body. So how do we strengthen our faith so we don’t allow fear to contaminate it?

Well, when John told us that God is Love, he also said, “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us” (1 John 4:16-19).

Don’t let the word perfect in these verses throw you. God isn’t saying we’re to be flawless in our love; He’s saying we’re to develop our love. The Greek word translated perfect means “developing.” We’re to be continually developing our love, because what we practice, we develop. We “perfect.” So, we’re to practice believing and trusting in God’s love for us.

God doesn’t want us having any fear in our lives, because fear has torment. It gives the enemy entrance into our lives. It’s also having faith in the wrong thing—in something’s ability to hurt us, like a disease, a storm or perhaps a person. Despite how real fear can feel in our lives, the enemy can’t touch us without fear to connect us to him—the same way that faith connects us to God. Faith works by love and there’s no fear in love…and faith casts our fear!

When fear comes against us, and we begin to surrender to its effects, it shows us that we need to continue developing God’s love in our inner man. It shows us where we need to Trust In God’s Love More.

The Holy Spirit Helps Us Trust In God’s Love

When Jesus left this earth, He gave us the third person of the Trinity—the Holy Spirit. It’s the Holy Spirit who fills our spirit when we make Jesus the Lord of our lives. It’s then that the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, as the Word says. “And 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” (Romans 5:5).

Like everything God gave us when we made Jesus our Lord, love—His love that filled our hearts—has to be developed. If you struggle to truly believe God loves you, that love has filled you, that you can walk in love, and that you can love others, then ask the Holy Spirit—your Helper—to help you.

It was Jude who said, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life” (Jude 20-21, NKJV).

Praying in tongues is another tool God’s given us to keep ourselves walking in love. Why? Because praying in tongues is a practice that empowers our spirit. “A person who speaks in tongues is strengthened personally” (1 Corinthians 14:4). What’s more, the Word also says, “The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble” (Proverbs 18:14, AMPC).

Does your spirit man need to be strengthened? So you can Trust In God’s Love More? Use one more of the tools God gave you; pray in the spirit!

Believe the Love

Faith in God’s love should be a part of our everyday life. It should be something we revere and esteem because it comes from God. Yet, we live in world where we often use the word love casually. We say things like, “I love my new shirt. I love chocolate ice cream. I love playing baseball.”

But 1 John 2:15 tells us, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (NKJV). This doesn’t mean that we’re not supposed to have things or do what we enjoy, but once we’re born again—once the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts—we’re to renew our minds to understand the power and significance of Love Himself. We’re to love God. We’re to love His Word. We’re to love His people. We’re to walk in His love. We’re to believe the love. We’re to Trust In God’s Love Moreand more every day—because He loves us unconditionally and completely.

Learn more: A Study of God’s Love | Kenneth Copeland Ministries (kcm.org)

We Are Blessed To Be a Blessing

We Are Blessed To Be a Blessing

The daily grind of life can easily blind us to the reality that God loads us with His benefits—His blessings—every day. At a time when prices are skyrocketing and jobs are competitive to obtain, we can easily forget the truth—that we are a blessed people.

But from the book of beginnings, Genesis, God has blessed His people. When He created the heavens and the earth and Adam and Eve, the last thing He did before He rested on the seventh day was to bless Adam and Eve (Genesis 1:28). And He has been blessing us ever since! Psalm 68:19 says, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits…” (NKJV). Benefits are blessings and He loads us with them every single day.

The opposite of being blessed is being cursed—and as born-again believers, we have been redeemed from the curse. “But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree’” (Galatians 3:13).

Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection bought and paid for our redemption. He redeemed us with His blood. Therefore, we are no longer under the curse; we are blessed. There is nothing standing between us and God’s blessings other than our not laying hold of them by faith and receiving all that He has to give us. Deuteronomy 28:8 promises us, “The LORD will guarantee a blessing on everything you do.”

What’s more, God hasn’t blessed us just so we can have our needs met—just so we can work, tithe, give offerings, care for our families, have a safe place to live, save for the future, have safe and reliable transportation, and perhaps take time off for leisure—all the things we might consider being blessed. He has actually blessed us so that we can do all that and more—namely, be a blessing to others.

In John’s Gospel, he wrote that Jesus came to give us life and life more abundantly (John 10:10, NKJV). Jesus came to give us a rich and satisfying life. In other words, it’s the will of God that we live blessed and able to think beyond ourselves, beyond our household, beyond what’s right in front of us. Because there’s more purpose for being blessed than just meeting our own needs. We Are Blessed To Be a Blessing.

How Far Do You See?

Life has a way of limiting our vision, but all through Scripture, the Word tells us to look further, to look up and to look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2, NKJV). It tells us to seek the kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33). And to walk in the blessings of God…not just for ourselves, but for others. We are meant to look around and see who we can bless with what’s in our hands right now.

We’re not to wait until we have super-abundance to think of others or to look for ways to give to others, though that is tempting, especially when our budgets are tight. Sometimes this requires that we ask God to help us be creative and see potential seed lying around our homes or packed away in our garages.

Consider This Biblical Model of Blessing

At one point in Jesus’ ministry on earth, a huge crowd kept following Him and the disciples wherever He went because they saw His miraculous signs as He healed the sick (John 6). Turning to Philip, Jesus tested him by asking him where they could get enough food to feed these people. Philip replied, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!” (verse 7).

It was then that Andrew spoke up, “There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?” (verse 9) Maybe you know the story.

Jesus told the disciples to have everyone sit down. The men alone numbered 5,000 and while the women and children weren’t counted, they could be up to another 15,000 people.  “Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted. After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, ‘Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.’ So they picked up the pieces and filled twelve baskets with scraps left by the people who had eaten from the five barley loaves” (verses 11-13).

In all, approximately 20,000 people ate that day. And they ate until they were full, from two small fish and five barely loaves.

What might surprise you is that in heaven’s accounting system, it’s the little boy—not Jesus—who received credit for feeding all those hungry people. What’s more, the little boy ended up with more, not less, for giving his basket of two fish and five loaves, because when the disciples gathered up the leftovers, there were 12 baskets left over!

We Call It Twice-Sown Seed

At Kenneth Copeland Ministries, we call the biblical model of that little boy’s basket of fish and loaves twice-sown seed. The boy gave his seed (his fish and loaves) to Jesus, and Jesus blessed it and gave it to the people. The harvest of that seed from the little boy was exponential! It was multiplied and abundant.

In walking this principle out, KCM gives at least 10 percent of all that comes into the ministry to other ministries, outreaches and endeavors that arise throughout each year. In other words, when we receive seed from our Partners and other people who generously give, before we pay our expenses, we give. We receive the seed, we bless it and we distribute it. We believe for it to go out multiplied in greater numbers than when it came in. We give what God has so graciously given to us—through others—to benefit and bless others. We recognize that We Are Blessed To Be a Blessing.    

If you give to KCM, this is where a portion of your gift goes. We believe, like you do, that resources come to us and resources go through us. What’s more, the Word says that God multiplies the seed for the sower (2 Corinthians 9:10). When you sow into KCM, it goes forth, coupled with the seeds sown by your fellow Partners, to reach millions. You don’t get credit for what your seed alone produces. In heaven’s accounting system, you get credit for the whole thing! We’re a body—the Body of Christ—therefore, we’re connected. Together, we get to receive exceedingly abundantly above what we can ask or think (Ephesians 3:20-21).

What’s In Your Hands?

That little boy with the basket of loaves and fish had no idea how big his giving could be in the hands of Jesus, but Jesus knew. The disciples didn’t know how big his giving could be, but Jesus knew. Imagine what Jesus could do with what’s in your hands right now if you gave it as seed sowed into someone else’s life, and asked Jesus to bless your seed?

If your budget limits your ability to give above your tithe and the offerings that you’re giving now, start giving your stuff—start sowing it as seed. Or start selling your stuff to give offerings or to generate income to give to others. People do this to build an emergency fund, to earn money as a side job, or to save for special projects and plans. Why not do it to give offerings or to give to others?

Imagine what items you could find to sell if you cleaned out your garage, your closets or your kitchen cabinets. How long has it been since you used all the items that have made their way to the back of cabinets or closets or to the sides of your garage? What’s in your attic that you haven’t used in years?

Our Giving Can Be Creative

Sometimes, we need to think creatively to exercise our giving, and recognize how blessed we really are and that we can be a blessing to someone else, even when our budget says otherwise. Perhaps it’s time to make a meal, bake a cake or share a recipe with someone. Perhaps it’s time to open your home for a Bible study, a small group or a dinner get-together with friends—one where your home is your contribution to an evening everyone so desperately needs. Perhaps you have something you can loan to someone in need—something practical like your lawn mower, or simply space in your garage for them to store belongings.

Maybe you have a skill you can sow as seed. Everyone needs a helping hand from time to time. Look around your community of friends and see the need: children who need babysitting, a home that needs cleaning, laundry that needs to be washed, dried and folded. Maybe you have a neighbor who could use help with grocery runs, errands or repairs to their home.

Whatever you find to give, ensure it’s your best. If it’s clothes, make sure they’re in good condition. If it’s an appliance, clean it up and ensure it’s in great working order. If it’s the gift of cleaning someone’s home, clean it as thoroughly as you would your own. If it’s a financial gift, do like Keith Moore says and round the amount up. Do your best to give your best and to give with excellence.

The ways we can give, the ways We Are Blessed To Be a Blessing, really are endless…if we only open our eyes, look to Jesus and ask Him where can we sow a seed.

God Daily Loads Us With Benefits

As born-again, Spirit-filled believers who believe, We Are Blessed To Be a Blessing. Regardless of our resources, there is purpose to our being a blessed and holy people, and one of those purposes is to bless others (1 Peter 2:9). We are givers by nature, because we have been made in the image of God, who is a giver, who blesses, and who has called us to walk and live in THE BLESSING. And out of the abundance He has given us—at whatever level of abundance we currently have— We Are Blessed To Be a Blessing. If we’ll renew our minds to this truth, and begin practicing it, just like the little boy with the five loaves and two fish, God will multiply our seed. He will multiply our ability to keep giving and giving and giving. That’s who He is. That’s what He does. He blesses.

Read more: https://blog.kcm.org/youre-blessed-to-change-your-world/

Word of the Week: The Good Life God Has Prepared for You

Word of the Week: The Good Life God Has Prepared for You

If you’re not being loaded daily with God’s benefits, the problem isn’t that He’s holding back from you—the problem is that you’re not receiving them. This is where expectation is key. God DAILY loads us with His benefits (Psalm 68:19)—it’s His will to do so—but we must begin to believe what He has promised and expect it to come to us every day!

The Good Life God Has Prepared for You

July 1-5, 2024
God is good ALL the time! This week on Believer’s Voice of Victory, we continue our special series of broadcasts with Kenneth Copeland and Jerry Savelle. Tune in and learn about the good life God has prepared for you. Discover how THE BLESSING is forever, and why you can always expect your daily load of good things to manifest permanently in your life!

Expect Your Daily Load of Good Things

July 1, 2024 – Monday
Load ‘em up! Join Kenneth Copeland and Jerry Savelle on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they help you expect your daily load of good things. Learn to stick to the path He’s perfectly laid out just for you, so He can shower you with every good gift from above!

Choose Life, Choose BLESSING

July 2, 2024 – Tuesday
God is good ALL the time! Watch Kenneth Copeland and Jerry Savelle on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they encourage you to choose life, choose BLESSING. Discover that God has already prepared a good life for you—you need only to choose and receive it by faith!

Wear THE BLESSING Daily

July 3, 2024 – Wednesday
Are you BLESSING-minded? Join Kenneth Copeland and Jerry Savelle on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they show you how to wear THE BLESSING daily. Get equipped to live a life permanently out from under the curse, and begin reaping the many benefits God has waiting for you!

THE BLESSING from God Is Forever

July 4, 2024 – Thursday
Every day is your BLESSING day! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland and Jerry Savelle explain how THE BLESSING from God is forever. Recognize that you are supposed to live a privileged life daily—a life filled with special advantages from God!

Expect God To Fulfill His Promises

July 5, 2024 – Friday
How can we lose if God is for us? Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland and Jerry Savelle share why you can expect God to fulfill His promises. Begin to understand and believe God wants His BLESSINGS and benefits manifesting in your life daily!


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