(Singing) I know my God
has made the way for me. I know my God has
made the way for me. KENNETH: Hello, everybody.
Welcome to the Believer’s Voice of Victory broadcast.
Father, we thank You for this broadcast today. We give You
the honor and the praise and the glory for everything that
was done in that meeting in Nigeria. And we give You
the praise and the glory for everything that’s done on this
broadcast today, for You are Lord–ha-ha-ha–and we love You.
In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen. I’m telling you, I just can’t
wait for you to see what happened in there today. There
was over 4,000 preachers in this room. There are pastors there
from all over the world, pastors that pastor some of the biggest
churches on earth. Now, where we were in the day services was in
the chapel. The evening services is in the largest church
building in the world, seats over 50,000 people. And
they’ve got 100,000 seats in the overflow, praise God.
You’re going to like this. KENNETH: “Built to Last.”
Everything that is lasting must have a solid foundation.
Nothing will last unless it is built on God’s Word. No
ministry, no ministry can be built successfully on the
personality of its pastor, the personality of the
ones in ministry office. No, no. Now, having a
good personality is fine, but you can’t build a
ministry on that. You cannot build a ministry on the gifts of
the Spirit. Can’t do that. You will eventually go spiritually
bankrupt. And the thing that happens when a person begins to
build a ministry on the gifts of the Spirit–now, don’t
misunderstand me. I–oh, I do–I believe in the manifestations of
the Spirit of God. I live in it. These things manifest in my
life. But a person that attempts to build a ministry around that
will come to the place where he or she will attempt to perform.
And these manifestations are as the Spirit wills. And there are
times, as He wills, when there won’t be manifestations. Many,
many times, that’s because there needs to be firm teaching of the
Word. Amen. (Audience “Amens”) So, what do you build a ministry
upon? Faith in God’s Word. Faith in His love. Faith, love, hope,
these three. Can you say, “Amen”? AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH:
All right. Built to last. Let’s open our Bibles to the book of
Matthew, please, and we will look in the 16th chapter of
Matthew’s gospel, Verse 13. “When Jesus came into the coasts
of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do
men say that I the Son of man am? They said, Some say that
thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or
one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that
I am? Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, Son
of the living God. Jesus answered unto him, Blessed art
thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it
unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. I say also unto
thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my
church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
This rock foundation, “I will build my church on the rock of
revealed knowledge.” Unless God reveals, unless He opens our
understanding to the Word, then it is just hidden knowledge.
Amen. Faith begins where the will of God is known, not
wondered about, known. How do you know the will of God? God’s
will and His Word are one and the same. He doesn’t will one
thing and say another. Now, revealed knowledge, or
revelation knowledge, is knowledge that comes directly
from the Holy Spirit within you to your spirit and then to your
mind, not the other way around. In natural, carnal education and
so–which is not a bad thing, but that’s just what it is,
just natural education. That is gained through the five physical
senses. Amen? It’s gained by listening or reading through the
senses. So we could rightly call that sense knowledge. It ain’t a
bad thing, but it’s not the best. And if sense knowledge is
the only thing you have of the Word of God, all you have is
religion. (Audience Agrees) Amen. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH:
Now, faith does not walk by direction of the five physical
senses. We do not walk by sight or by what we feel. If all you
believe is something you can see or something you can feel,
you’re still in your head, you’re still in your five
physical senses. And faith is not of the head, faith is of the
spirit, the heart of man. Amen. Say this: “I’m not moved–”
(Audience Repeats) “–by what I see or by what I feel. I am
moved by what I believe, and I believe God’s eternal Word.”
Wow. Now, when you move over into that arena, you’re
hearing, you’re seeing, but the information is not just going to
your mind. The information is going through your eye gates and
your ear gates into your heart. And you just be going along, and
you’re hearing Pastor preach, or you’re hearing Bishop preach,
or maybe you’re doing the preaching, and you see the light
go off and somebody’s thinking, and a big smile comes, you know
they got it. They may have heard it time and time and time and
time again. But that day, they got it. (Audience Agrees) You’ve
had that happen to you, read the same scripture over and over and
over, but one day you heard it, one day it got down in your
heart. And you said, “Whoa.” And you punched the person next to
you and you said, “Did you see that?” “I didn’t see anything.
What are you talking about?” And you think, “What’s the matter
with you, man?” (Laughs) Hallelujah. You didn’t see
something with your natural eye, you saw something with the eye
of your spirit. Now, Jesus said, “He that hath ears to hear, let
him hear. He that hath eyes to see, let him see.” Huh? Well,
everybody has these ears. He’s talking about the eyes and ears
of the spirit. Hallelujah. Now, that is the rock upon which
Jesus has built the church. “Who do you say that I am?” They
said, “Well, some of them say you’re John the Baptist. You
know, some of them say you’re this, some of them say you’re
that.” And Peter jumped up and said, “Thou art the Christ, the
Son of the living God.” Suddenly, he got it. None of the
rest of them at that point knew who he was. Hallelujah. Isn’t
that exciting? (Audience Agrees) Yeah. Now, thank You, Lord.
Okay, yeah. Now, I’d like to spend a lot of time in that, but
the Lord said, “No, you need to go.” Now, I John 4:16, please. I
said this to our morning class, and for the benefit of those
that were not here this morning, I want to say this to you. The
Lord led me some time ago to read the book of I John every
day. It’s only five chapters. Here we’re talking about
revelation that most Christian people do not have. I’m not–I’m
not talking about the world. I’m talking about–I’m not talking
about religious people. I’m talking about born-again, Holy
Ghost-baptized, tongue-talking Christians. Most of them don’t
know what we’re going to see tonight. And you need to read
that little book over and over and over and over and over again
till it gets down in your spirit being. 16th verse, Chapter 4,
“And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God
is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in
him.” We understand that God is love but don’t believe it. He
doesn’t have love, He is love. Dwell on it. Dwell on it. Dwell
on it. The word “love,” particularly to English-speaking
people, has become a slang word. “Don’t you love my new suit?”
AUDIENCE: Yes. KENNETH: No. I don’t love it. God is love.
“Well, I just love my mother’s pie.” I love my mother, and I
enjoy the pie. I don’t love pie. I don’t love popcorn. I don’t
love pizza. I love–but that’s what people say all the time
because of a lack of honor for that word “love,” because God is
love, and there needs to be great reverence when you say
that word. We love God and we love His Word, and we’re–we
love people. Glory to God. We love the Gospel, we love
preaching, we love healing. We love seeing people get baptized
in the Holy Ghost and set free. But we don’t love things. We
enjoy things, but we don’t love them. “Love not the things of
this world.” (Audience Agrees) Okay? And then the apostle Paul
wrote to Timothy and he said, “Tell those that are rich in
this world not to be highminded, ready to distribute, for God
gives us all things richly to enjoy.” You know why He does
that? Because He loves you. He is love! He’s not against
things. He’s not against you having things. He’s not against
you having money, and more money than you need, so you can help
somebody else. God needs you healed. God needs you strong.
God needs you rich and well supplied. There’s far too many
poor people in the earth, and it’s time you and I did
something about it. And just giving to the poor is only
temporary. It’s when you preach the Gospel to the poor that it
changes things. (Audience Agrees) Amen? (Audience “Amens”)
Say, “Amen,” if you’re with me. (Audience “Amens”) Yes, glory.
Now–ha-ha-ha. Hallelujah. Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Lord.
Thank You, Jesus. “We have known and believed the love that God
has to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth
in God, and God in him.” The word “God,” for the most
part–I’m talking about in the English language–came out
of European theology and mostly German back many, many, many
years ago. God has names. He wasn’t just called “God.” He has
names. Hey, Tracy. TRACY: Yes, sir. KENNETH: You got a
name, brother. TRACY: Yes, sir. KENNETH: That’s your name
then. Uh-huh. God’s name is El Shaddai. (Audience “Amens”) The
God that’s more than enough. Ha-ha-ha-ha. Oh, that’s one of
His names. He is Jehovah Rapha. That’s one of His names. He’s
the healer. Hallelujah. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: See,
for healing to pass away, God would have to change His name,
and that is not going to happen. Can you see where we’re going
with this? We just call Him “God.” No. No, there’s much more
to it than that. Hallelujah. When He came up to Abraham in
the 17th chapter of Genesis, He said, “I am the almighty God.”
Actually, what He said was, “I am El Shaddai. I’m the God
that’s more than enough. And I’m going to make covenant with
you.” Whoa. How would you like for somebody to walk up to
you and say, “I am the almighty God”? What? “I am the God that’s
more than enough, and I love you, little man.” (Laughs) Ho,
can you–can you stand it? No, I can’t. That’s where joy comes
from, man. God coming to a man, just a plain–just a plain man,
and saying, “I am the almighty God. And I want you.” (Laughs)
Hallelujah. Some of you, I don’t see how you sit there. I can’t
stand it. But then I’ve been doing this a long time. (Laughs)
And I come to a place like this where God is honored, and the
praise of God is in the heart and lips of men and women like
David and Faith Oyedepo, and you see what faith in God has done,
and you begin to understand that we are covenanted to “the” one
who loves you, “the” one who gave Himself for you, “the” one
who went to hell for you. (Audience Agrees) Love did that
for you. Love bore your sickness, diseases, weaknesses
and pains. Love took your sin in His own body on the tree. Love
did that. Amen. (Audience “Amens”) Burned in hell for
three days and nights, bore what no man ever before Him bore,
neither shall any man after Him bear it, because no man bore it
all. But He did. Why? Because He loves you. AUDIENCE: Oh,
yes. KENNETH: That is agape, Abba, Father, the
loving Father. Hallelujah.