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How to Destroy the Worry Habit

KENNETH: Hello everybody, this is the believer's voice of victory broadcast and we're Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and we want to welcome you again today to this beautiful place Praise God

We got rained out in our, our place over in Arkansas in April and so came over here and last week like got rained out here But look at this gorgeous day It has just come out so beautiful, amen And this is on the KCM property here in Fort Worth and out back behind our house, right on the Lake shore In fact, this is all a part of our family area out here

And you can see the boat dock over there behind us Praise God GLORIA: The Lord is good KENNETH: He is good, hallelujah And Gloria, the thing about it is He'd do this for anybody

GLORIA: That's right KENNETH: This is what belongs to covenant people If they only knew it, He's do it for anybody that will walk with him and, and allow him to, amen GLORIA: We allow him KENNETH: Yes, we do

Amen Father, thank you for today and thank you for the abundance of all things We praise you and worship you and bless you today In Jesus name Amen

Now we've been talking about casting the whole of care over on him Now we're going to go to first Peter chapter five Before we do that, I want to read you, you've, you've heard me pray this and say things about this I want to read it to you We are redeemed from the curse of the law in the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy

The first 14 verses are the blessing of Abraham Amen And the threefold cord of the curse is spiritual death, sickness and disease, poverty and debt, the threefold quarter redemption is salvation, the new birth, healing, and Jesus as our high priest, our Melchizedek Now in the 28th chapter and from the 15th verse on, it will come to pass if you will not hearken under the voice of the Lord thy God to observe and do his commandments and the statutes which I come thee this day All these curses will come on

You see, you make the command and you, when you obey the command then comes the covenant You obey the command, all the people of the earth shall see that you're called by the name of the Lord Amen And so forth, so on If you don't, then the results is the devil has access

GLORIA: So you choose the blessing or the curse KENNETH: Yeah, you choose Deuteronomy 30:19, I placed before you life and death, blessing and cursing You choose GLORIA: I choose blessing

KENNETH: How? Whatever he commands do it, and the result, the power is in the command and the result is the covenant He'll do what he said GLORIA: That's right KENNETH: Now I want to share GLORIA: If you don't know what the covenant says, you can't, you can't receive it You gotta find out what it says and you take it by faith KENNETH: And you have to make up your mind I'm going to believe this and I'm going to do what it says, but I want to point out something here to you

In the, in Deuteronomy 28 they're still talking about the curses Moreover, all these curses will come on you, pursue you, overtake you till you be destroyed, and they'll be under the for a sign and a woman on her seed forever Why? Because you serve not the Lord thy God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things Well, Brother Copeland, I don't have any abundance Yes you do

You own everything that's in that 28th chapter of Deuteronomy, the first 14 verses All of that belongs to you You are a joint heir with Christ Jesus and you have abundance God has offered it to you and it's when you began to rejoice, and again, I say rejoice for the abundance, all things, hallelujah You can't do that and worry at the same time

So if you learn to do that instead of worrying and take command of your thought life, which is what we're going through right now, let's let's go over there again to first Peter chapter five verse six, humble yourselves, therefore under the mighty hand of God that he may exalt you in due time How do you do that, Lord? Casting all your care upon him for he cares for you Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary, the devil is a roaring lion walketh about seeking whom he may devour, whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world, but the God of all grace who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus After you have suffered Whom resist steadfast

Now the word translated resist in verse nine is the same word translated suffer in verse 10 So after you have resisted him steadfast in the faith, Oh wow, you will be made perfect or mature, established, strengthen and settle you Glory to God That's a life without worry Isn't that wonderful? GLORIA: Look at verse 10 it says, but the God of all grace

Well that's favor the God of all favor who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus He's the one that favors us and gives us whatever we need according to his word, and according to our faith, we receive KENNETH: That's part of the covenant GLORIA: Favor is an awesome thing God's favor is an awesome thing

KENNETH: And you know, he promised it GLORIA: It's blessing KENNETH: There's no way on earth to earn it It's just the opposite He wants to treat you and me

Let's go back to that for a second Isaiah 43:25 and he said, Oh, okay, hang on I even I am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for my sake and will not remember your sins Now what's he saying? He remembers what Jesus did He remembers what he did when he laid our sins on him

Now we need to be remembered GLORIA: That's right KENNETH: And the reason he did that is so he can treat us by grace GLORIA: That old man's gone KENNETH: The gracious thing here is to treat us like we never sinned, like sin never happened

See, and when you, if, if you, if you'll cast, if you stop that worry and worried about, that in itself is a sin because it's fear based Amen Now let's get back over there again and first Peter again, I want to read that out of the amplified Oh, okay I want to start with a verse six, therefore, humble yourself demote lower yourself in your own estimation, unto the mighty hand of God

Now what does that mean, Gloria? That doesn't mean, well, I'm just unworthy I'm just no good No, no, no, no, no See you have been by worrying and caring You have been acting like you can fix this and you can't and you worry about it cause you can't and you keep worrying and you keep worrying and all the time

GLORIA: Pushing him away from you all the time KENNETH: Yeah, and all of the time that's pride I can fix this, I can do this Well Lord, if you'll take about half of this, I'll handle the rest of it Oh brother

GLORIA: That's dumb KENNETH: Now what happens see, God resists pride He stands in resistance to it all the time You get over in it, then it's, then he's resisting you Not because he wants to

It's just because he resists pride And when you get over in pride, then you get over into that resistance No dump it, dump the whole care over on him Take him at his word and the covenant is he'll take care of it Listen how I said it, and that he may exalt you in due time

Doing what? How do you do this? Casting the whole of your care, all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all, on him, for he cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully Amen GLORIA: So what do you do? You find the scripture that gives you what you want, what you need, and then you pray it out and then you, you roll the care of it over on the Lord and you don't, you don't contemplate any failure here The Lord's going to help you You believe him to help you

Whatever it is, healing, money, whatever And you, you just believe you received it I believed I've received this pen, this pen is mine This is favor This pen is favor

I believe I received the favor of God and we are debt free Now what do you do? You stand there, you believe for that You sow into that if you're believing to be debt free you sow Whatever you believe for you sow KENNETH: Now you take that scripture, that's a covenant

Jesus made a covenant Matthew 6:33, if you seek first my kingdom and my way of doing things, I will add all things to you So the command was seek ye first the kingdom of God, and my we have done it And the covenant is, I will add all these things to you So now you take that scripture and make it part of your list over here

I'm not worried about money anymore and I've written down that money worry and I've written down And then I've got, I've got the covenant and the promise here in Matthew 6:36 GLORIA: And you stay in thanksgiving KENNETH: I'm doing, I'm making this whole list of things like that I'm finding scriptures that, that cover it

And then once and for all, and we talked about it yesterday, uh, there's coming a time I meditate on this and I meditate on this and I meditate on Matthew 6:33 I've meditate on the healing scriptures I meditate on the family scriptures I'm meditating before God and I meditate and then comes that moment

Yes, I'm ready And you go before God and you receive the, the, the, the communion His body was broken He was broken He became a curse for me

He redeemed me from the curse of poverty He redeemed me from the curse of sickness He redeemed me from the curse of sin and it's broken for me and I take it and here's all my, I hand you all of these worries I hand you all of this stuff that's been plaguing my life I hand you this sickness

I hand you this, this pain I hand you these children I hand you this, my finances, all of this that I've been worried about all of this time GLORIA: Roll the care of it KENNETH: In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ by the power of the body and the blood and the covenant of God

I dedicate and commit myself and I make covenant with you, Lord Jesus I will never worry, be concerned, be anxious about anything again in my life Not one day that I'm on this earth will I worry again By the power of the grace of God, the blood of God and the name of God I receive this covenant, and I boldly declare the greater one that lives within me

Will help me, and keep me And sir, I expect you I hold you responsible for reminding me, taking authority, interrupting me anywhere, anytime, any place that I began to worry or be concerned about anything And I'll take authority over it right there with your help, with your help, with your help Now let's go back over here to Philippians chapter four where we were yesterday

Cause this is the process GLORIA: Let me say this, you cannot be in faith and worry at the same time There's no way you can do that It won't work Okay, I'm free

KENNETH: All right, 4:12 here's the way you do it See we, we've given it all now Well then, where's the battle? The battles in the mind, and this is where you deal with it, be careful for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving, the praise has got to come in there Let your request be made known to God and the peace of God which passes all understanding will keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus Finally, brother, whatsoever things are true

Whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are good report, if there be any virtue or excellence, if there be any praise, think on these things Now you, that's the command when you and I are covenanted to obey that command Now the the faith power of God will take authority over these things and something starts coming up and the Lord says, that's not lovely That's not a good report Don't think on that

I take authority over that I'm not going to touch that in my thought life anymore GLORIA: No more worry KENNETH: Now let's go to Corinthians and we'll find out how to do it Second Corinthians chapter 10

See, God never commands anything in his word that He didn't tell you exactly how to go do it He didn't intend for you to do it on your own So now look at this in verse four or verse three, though we walk in the flesh We do not war after the flesh for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds Casting down imagination

So the, here's the way you win, the battle of the mind, the thoughts That's the only thing Satan get through you on and make you worry is the only way he can get at you at all GLORIA: The reason there is imaginations is that Satan's a liar and truths not in him So he gives you images of things that aren't even KENNETH: And if you will take them and start worrying about them They don't stay the same They get a little worse all the time and capture your imagination But remember, remember what God said do about that meditate in his Word then

That's the reason that little devotional is so good You got something you can use all day long You read those scriptures all day, every day Get your mind on these Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God

Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience What disobedience? Disobedience of thought You're, you're standing ready all the time You get a thought in there that this goes back to that worry list No, you don't

No, you don't in the name of Jesus GLORIA: Now what is it about that scripture you don't understand? KENNETH: Amen, this just plain right there Now here, here's, here's where it is Gloria, you cannot fight thoughts with thoughts You have two thoughts

One of them doesn't have any authority over the other You have to fight thoughts with words Now, the Lord's had me demonstrate this for for years and I want you to do it right now Begin counting silently to yourself from 1 to 10 now Now out loud say your name

Kenneth GLORIA: Gloria KENNETH: What happened to your thinking? GLORIA: Quit counting KENNETH: Your mind Your thoughts had to stop and see what your mouth had to say

Then when you speak scripture, Whoa It brings authority in on the scene GLORIA: The angels listen God listens KENNETH: Oh, glory

GLORIA: The God head listens KENNETH: Oh glory Hallelujah GLORIA: Preached yourself happy? KENNETH: Yes I did And here you are

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings, thou hast ordained strength because of the enemies that thou mightest still the enemy and the Avenger That's the eighth Psalm Matthew 21:16, Jesus quoted this out of the mouth of babes and sucklings, thou hast ordained praise This says strength He said praise, same thing

The ninth, I will praise thee, oh Lord with my whole heart I will show forth all your marvelous work I'll be glad and rejoice and be I'll sing praise to your name oh thou most high When? Not yet

When my enemies are turned back, they'll fall and perish at your presence The devil hounding you with those thoughts You just rise up I don't care if it's in the middle of the night and I don't care where you have to go to keep from waking up the whole house Glory to God hit might not hurt anything to wake up that whole bunch and just read this, read it out loud

Glory to God I mean tell you the devil pack up his stuff and get out and you say, Jesus, I turned this over to you Now fix it I'm going to bed Good night

Hallelujah I remember back, John had a fever and his skin turned just almost red as that strawberry And it kind of felt like crepe paper and any kind of light, in particular sunlight just gave him pain He's hurting, he's little boy And I prayed over him and he got better, but then just got worse

And so I, I'm, I'm praying over him and I went in there and laid hands on him, and prayed And I went on back and got in bed and a little while I got up, went back in there, check on him And the Lord, the Lord said, uh, you rolled that care over on me, why didn't you leave it with me? He said, the fear that he said you, you go in check on him You took it out of my hands Whoa

I was worried about it I didn't realize it, but I was I went in there and I laid hands on him I said in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, my boy is healed of this and I thank you for it, Lord Jesus You're my healer and you're his healer and I roll all the care of it over on you

Went on back to bed I woke up, Oh, an hour I guess My feet were already out on the floor and I said, no, Jesus, that's your care You take care of it The devil said, what a sorry parent you are

I said, I am not Well, his cover has fallen off I said, I don't care, let the angels put it back Jesus take care of this The next morning went on over to the morning service that morning and after the morning service, I felt this tug on my coat and I turned around

It was John He said, look at me daddy, I'm healed, and he pulled his shirt up like that He said look at me, daddy I'm healed GLORIA: Hallelujah

KENNETH: We'll be back in just a moment ANNOUNCER: We hope you enjoyed today's teaching from Kenneth Copeland Ministries, and remember Jesus is Lord

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