Need a breakthrough in your finances, health, or family? Check out Kenneth Copeland’s Six I’s of Faith for Supernatural Breakthrough!
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Are you standing in faith for finances, healing, a spouse, children, a ministry or anything else? If so, you already know this: Standing in faith isn’t for the faint of heart. God knows receiving supernatural breakthroughs will test your resolve—that’s why He tells us to break out the spiritual armor, use His authority without abandon, and persevere until we break through to victory. Think about it.
Those are battle terms.
Praise God, it’s a battle Jesus has already won! We’re just claiming the victory and protecting the spoils from the enemy (who didn’t seem to get the memo that he lost!).
Kenneth Copeland has outlined a special tactic he and Gloria use in their battle strategy to get results. Whatever you’re going after in the spirit realm, here are some secrets for seeing a manifestation in your finances, health, relationships or any other area of promise. Here is how to use Kenneth Copeland’s six I’s of faith to get your supernatural breakthrough.
1. I Believe
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” –Mark 11:24 (NIV)
The first of the six I’s of faith for supernatural breakthrough is: I believe. This is a declaration of faith, and it comes from the heart—or spirit—of the born-again believer. It’s one Kenneth says you can’t do without.
Should you say “I believe” before you really believe? Yes! We call things that be not as though they were, right? But ultimately, your goal should be to build and develop your faith to a place of believing what God says above what your circumstances say—even if those circumstances are screaming at the top of their lungs.
When do you believe it?
Before it comes to pass. That’s real faith. “I’ll believe it when I see it” is nothing more than skepticism fueled by doubt. That’s dangerous because a double-minded man receives nothing from God (James 1:7-8); so don’t say you believe, then turn and talk the problem or the absence of the solution. Put your hand right over your mouth if you have to!
When you start hearing Satan whisper at you, “You’ll never get what you want. It’s too late. Just accept things as they are,” that’s when you turn the tables on him. That’s what Jesus did when He was tempted in the wilderness, and the devil took off pretty quickly.
Jesus took authority over the devil and over His situation by speaking the Word. That’s what you need to do, too, when you need a supernatural breakthrough. Whatever you’re believing for, if it is in God’s Word, you have the answer. Speak it out!
The more you do, the more you’ll be able to say with complete confidence—“I believe.”
Watch Kenneth and Gloria Copeland teach you how to start believing when you pray.
2. I Will
“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.” –Isaiah 1:19 (ESV)
Believing is only the beginning. To get your supernatural breakthrough, you also need to make a decision and say the second I of faith, I will. This declaration brings your will in line with your faith. It’s deciding to take a stand to break through every hindrance—and win.
When you say, “I will,” you’re saying, “I will have faith in God. I will believe His Word. I will pursue faith and receive every promise He has for me. I will refuse to give up until I see my supernatural breakthrough.”
It’s the epitome of a willing heart. That may sound simple, but so many Christians aren’t willing to do what it takes to receive by faith. They’d rather blame God for whatever is wrong or missing—saying, “Well, it must not be God’s will.”
He created us for fellowship with Him—for relationship. And a healthy relationship can’t exist without free will. That means we have a part to play in it. Everything that happens is not necessarily God’s will; otherwise, everyone on the planet would be saved. God doesn’t want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent (2 Peter 3:9).
When you’re willing to do what it takes to activate your faith—you will have what you’re standing for.
Are you willing?
Are you willing to renew your mind continually with the Word of God? Are you willing to leave behind old habits and anything that hinders you? Are you willing to seek counsel from mature believers and then receive what they say, rather than reject it? Are you willing to make adjustments in your thinking and living?
If so, say, “I will.”
3. I Take It
“Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” –Mark 11:24 (NIV)
You believe and you have a willing heart. Now, it’s time to take your first action step with the third I of faith: I take it. Mark 11:24 tells us that when we pray, we should expect to receive. But some Christians pray, believe and then kick back in their recliners waiting for the manifestation to drop in their laps. That’s not what Jesus is telling us to do.
If we zoom in on one word in this verse, we find an important clue.
The Greek word translated receive in Mark 11:24 is lambano, which means “to take with the hand, lay hold of,” or “to take in order to carry away.” You can take faith because Jesus is offering it to you! And you use that faith to take those things you know are yours according to His Word.
Learn A Foolproof Strategy for Developing Fearless Faith HERE.
For example, faith will heal your body. It will straighten out your children. It will cause your finances to flourish. Faith will remove limitations and conquer anything the world can throw at you because, as 1 John 5:4 says, “This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (KJV).
It’s no wonder God said:
- A righteous person will live by faith (Hebrews 10:38).
- Have faith in God [constantly] (Mark 11:22, AMP).
- It is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6).
As far as God is concerned, faith isn’t an a la carte situation—it’s all or nothing.
Why? Because we don’t receive as He wants us to without faith…and our receiving is extremely important to Him! After all, He sent Jesus to the cross to take upon Himself the whole curse—every sickness, every disease, all poverty and every other kind of defeat—so that we could be BLESSED.
He paid the price of His own blood to purchase our salvation, our deliverance, our healing and our prosperity. He sacrificed His own Son to provide us with abundant life—and the only way for us to fully receive it is by faith!
So, anyone can just “leave it up to God,” but they will miss out on a lot because that’s not the way He designed things to work. As one preacher says, “We can’t leave up to God what He has left up to us.” And He gave us the responsibility of receiving His BLESSINGS by faith. When you see a promise in the Word, don’t hesitate; contend for your supernatural breakthrough, and say, “I take it!”
4. I Have It
“Whoever…does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.” –Mark 11:23 (NASB)
Once you take it in the spirit realm, you won’t see it in the natural realm yet. That’s what this next I of faith, I have it, is all about. It’s the power of have. That’s what you’re seeking, isn’t it? To have the things you need and desire. The definition of the English word have is “to possess, to own.” That’s easy to understand in the natural: When you hold the deed to some property in your hand—you really know you have it!
It becomes something entirely different when you need to have something by faith. That’s why you’ve got to be so careful about what you say you have. Mark 11:23 says you’ll have what you say. What are you saying? Consider some of these common errors in speaking:
- “I have a cold.”
- “We’re having financial trouble.”
- “I’ll never have a strong marriage.”
- “I have crazy, rebellious children.”
If you find yourself saying these things, why are you talking like that? Your words can get you into a lot of trouble by canceling out the will and testament of the Lord Jesus Christ that makes you an heir to His promises.
Instead, say these things:
- “I don’t have sickness. Sickness is part of the curse, and Jesus has redeemed me. I have healing.”
- “I have provision and financial blessing.”
- “I have good health.”
- “I have strong relationships.”
- “I have children who love and honor the Lord.”
Whatever supernatural breakthrough you need, whatever you’re believing for—say it out loud—“I have it!”
Once you believe, don’t toil for it—stand in faith with these 5 Ways to Let THE BLESSING Do the Work.
5. I Thank You for It
“By prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” –Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
The next I of faith for supernatural breakthrough is: I thank You for it!
Think about this: When we pray, we come into God’s presence. But when we praise, He comes into ours!
Kenneth Copeland has said it time and again: “Praise is the big gun of faith.” In so many cases, personal praise is the missing element to crossing from believing to receiving. If you’re believing for healing, once you go through the healing scriptures in the Old and New Testaments, begin to praise and thank our heavenly Father who sent Jesus to the cross. Praise Him for healing you!
“Oh, thank You, Jesus, for bearing my sins in Your own body on the tree. By Your stripes I was, and I am, healed!”
Praise Him! Thank Him! When you can’t sleep because of pain, praise Him. When you start to worry about finances, praise Him. When you’re facing the pain of loneliness or the desire for family, praise Him.
In that place of praise and worship, great victories are won.
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Faith is the victory that overcomes the world. And praise is the greatest demonstration of that faith!
6. I Forgive
“Faith…worketh by love” –Galatians 5:6 (KJV)
The last I of faith for supernatural breakthrough is: I forgive. This declaration is listed last but is the most important of all. In fact, the five other I’s of faith are dependent on it. That’s because faith will not work in an unforgiving heart.
- Unforgiveness blocks your own forgiveness (Mark 11:25).
- Unforgiveness takes you out of the love walk. (Faith won’t work without love.)
- Unforgiveness is a prayer blocker.
- Unforgiveness is disobedience.
If you said right off, “I don’t have anyone to forgive,” it’s a sure sign you do. No matter where you are in life, it takes time to stop, think and ask the Lord to bring to your remembrance anyone you have anything against. It isn’t always some colossal offense. It could be as simple as a remark the checker at the grocery store made. It could even be that you haven’t forgiven yourself. (That counts, too!)
The devil will try to keep you in unforgiveness so you will continue going ’round and ’round the same mountain WITHOUT YOUR BLESSING. Don’t let him get away with it! Forgive—quickly—and watch how fast your supernatural breakthrough appears.
For more faith-building tips, see The 7 Habits of Strong Christians HERE.
That, friend, is how to use Kenneth Copeland’s 6 I’s of faith to get your supernatural breakthrough—one you may have been believing for weeks, months, years or even decades. When Jesus offers you something—any promise you find in His Word—your response should always be the same: I believe. I will. I take it. I have it. I praise You for it, and I forgive. That’s faith. It’s the victory that overcomes the world!
Tell us in the comments below…What are you standing for today? How can you put these six I’s of faith into practice for your supernatural breakthrough?
Watch Kenneth Copeland teach you why it’s crucial that you only speak the desired end result here.
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