The Anointing Is Part of the Good Tidings

The Anointing Is Part of the Good Tidings


KENNETH: Merry
Christmas everybody, glory to God. Hallelujah, all over the
world, the bells are ringing. GLORIA: Hallelujah.
KENNETH: All over the world little kids are
thrilled. In the name of Jesus, hold onto him. GLORIA:
Hallelujah. KENNETH: All over the world, there are people that
don’t know him. All over the world, where little children
don’t know him and are being persecuted because they’re
Christians. Oh Lord, we pray for them too. GLORIA: Yes. KENNETH:
We’re thrilled and we’re having most blessed, most blessed of
the blessed people. We thank you today for your word and your
goodness on this of all days of the year. To all of us, the most
Holy day in our lives and we thank you for it. Thank you Lord
Jesus. Thank you Lord Jesus. Thank you Lord Jesus. Thank you
Lord Jesus. GLORIA: Thank you Lord. KENNETH: I’m going to tell
you something people. He’s not a baby anymore. GLORIA: That’s
right. KENNETH: Oh yeah. He’s a full grown 30 year old man,
rathere’s a lot older. No he isn’t. He’s not one
day over 30. In linear time he is, but there’s no time or
distance in heaven and your parents that have gone to
heaven. They’re around 28 or 30. Praise God. I said praise God.
GLORIA: Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Thank you. KENNETH:
Hallelujah. Let’s get back into the word. This is Christmas Day.
We’re going to talk about Christmas Day. GLORIA: Did you
get to go shopping? KENNETH: Yes dear, don’t bring that up
anymore. Okay. You make me nervous. GLORIA: Okay. KENNETH:
What about you? I ain’t seen you go into the store, right?
GLORIA: Well, I’ve been real busy. KENNETH: When John was a
little boy, it’s somebody’s birthday or Christmas he’d say,
I just didn’t get to the store. GLORIA: Yeah. That’s it.
KENNETH: Open your Bibles with me again today to the gospel of
Luke. Now remember we’ve found out already that there were no
wise men at the manger. There were wise men, but it’s
symbolic. There were three gifts and so tradition just
established three wise men and they brought gold, frankincense,
and myrrh. We know the truth of it is that there were anywhere
from 50 to 200 people in that entourage. Now there very well
may have been three kings. Probably so, but it took 50 up
to 200 people, military people, they’re going through war torn
lands to get there. It’s just good to know the scene behind
the scene and don’t get mad and knock the manger scene, knock
the shephers over of the wise men over in the manger scenes.
Okay, get over it. Glory to God. There’s nothing wrong with
that, but it’s so good to have that information and know and
you can see it in your minds and what these men went through and
how supernatural it really was. It wasn’t three little guys on
camels bouncing through these war-torn lands to get there.
Praise God. Well we won’t take time to go through all that. Now
then Luke chapter one, are you there? For as much as many have
taken him. Let me go down to in the fifth verse. There was in
the days of Herod, the King of Judea, a certain priest named
Zacharias. Of the course of Abaya and his wife was of the
daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. They were both
righteous before God walking in all the commandments and
ordinances of the Lord blameless. They had no child
because Elizabeth was barren and they both were now well stricken
in years, and it came to pass that while he executed the
priests office before God in order in the order of his
course, according to the custom of the priest office, his lot
was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. The
whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time
of incense and there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord
standing on the right side of the altar of incense. When
Zacharias saw him, he was troubled and fear fell upon him,
but the angel said unto him, fear not Zacharias for thy
prayer is heard. That’s very important. His prayer had been
heard. The angel said, your prayer’s been heard. Zacharias
didn’t hear that. It went in one ear and out the other after he
said rest of this. Thy wife Elizabeth shall bear the his
son. That’s what he heard. Thou shall call his name John. Thou
shalt have joy and gladness and many shall rejoice at his birth.
For he shall be great in the side of the Lord and shall not
drink neither wine nor strong drink. He shall be filled with
the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. Many of the
children of Israel show he turned to the Lord their God,
and he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias
and turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the
disobedient to the wisdom of the just to make ready a people
prepared for the Lord. Zacharias said unto the angel, whereby
shall I know this? He should have said glory to God my prayer
has been heard, but fear fell on him. For I am an old man and my
wife well stricken in years. The angel answering said unto him, I
am Gabriel that stands in the presence of God and am sent to
speak unto thee and to show thee these glad tidings and behold,
thou shalt be dumb and not able to speak until the day that
these things shall be performed because thou believest not my
words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. He had to get
his mouth shut. He didn’t know Mark 11:23. He didn’t understand
the spiritual power of his words and worry and what he might say
what he’s worried about this thing. He’s worried all this
time. No, he shut him up. The people waited for Zacharias and
marveled that he tarried so long in the temple and when he came
out, he could not speak unto them. They perceived that he’d
seen a vision in the temple for he beckoned unto them and
remained speechless. It came to pass that as soon as the days of
his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his
own house. After those days, his wife Elizabeth conceived and hid
herself five months saying, thus sayeth the Lord. Thus hath the
Lord dealt with me in the days where any looked on me to take
away my reproach among men. In the sixth month, the angel
Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee named Nazareth
to a Virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the
house of David. The Virgin’s name was Mary. I just get
thrilled just reading this man. The angel came in under her and
said, hail that art highly favored. The Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among women. When she saw him, she was
troubled at his saying. It didn’t say she was afraid. She
was troubled at his saying and cast in her mind what manner of
salutation this could be. The angel said unto her, fear not
Mary for thou hast found favor with God. Behold, thou shall
conceive in thy womb and bring forth a son and shall call his
name Jesus. He shall be great and shall be called the Son of
the Highest. The Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his
father David and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever
and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary under
the angel, how shall this be seeing I know not a man? The
angel answered and said unto her, the Holy Ghost shall come
upon thee and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee,
therefore also that Holy thing which shall be born of thee
shall be called the son of God. Behold thy cousin Elizabeth. She
hath also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth
month with her who was called barren. For with God, nothing
shall be impossible. Glory to God. Mary said behold the
handmaiden of the Lord. Be it unto me according to your word.
The angel departed from her. Mary arose in those days, went
into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah and
entered into the house of Zacharias, saluted Elizabeth,
and it came to pass that when Elizabeth heard the salutation
of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb and Elizabeth was filled
with the Holy Ghost and she spake out with a loud voice and
said, blessed are thou young woman and blessed is the fruit
of your womb. When is this to me that the mother of my Lord
should come unto me or come to me for lo as soon as the voice
of that salutation sounded in mine ears, the baby leaped in my
womb for joy. Blessed is she that believed for there shall be
a performance of those things which were told her from the
Lord. Mary said, my soul doth magnify the Lord and my spirit
hath rejoiced in the God my savior. GLORIA: Yes amen.
KENNETH: Hallelujah. GLORIA: Praise God. KENNETH: Thank you
Lord Jesus. GLORIA: Thank you Lord. KENNETH: Now I want to
skip down to the 59th verse. It came to pass on the eighth day
they came to circumcise the child and they called him
Zacharias after the name of his father and his mother answered
and said, no not so. He shall be called John. They said unto her,
there is none of thy kindred that’s called by this name. They
made signs to his father. He lost his hearing during that 10
month period of time. That’s some interesting information. I
don’t know how he got in trouble, but he got in trouble
again. He lost his hearing. They made signs to him. He asked for
a writing table and wrote saying his name is John. They marveled
all and his mouth was open immediately and his tongue
loosed, and he spoke and praised God. GLORIA: Praise God.
KENNETH: Hallelujah. Now then chapter two, and it came to pass
in those days that there went out a decree from Caesar
Augustus, all the world should be taxed. This taxing was first
made by Cyrenius who was governor when Cyrenius was
governor of Syria. Now Micah five two. 715 years before Micah
prophesied and said a baby’s going to be born in Bethelehem.
Now the power of the word of God. Are you listening to me?
That word governed armies, that word governed nations. That word
governed everything on this planet. Right up until that day,
that word was the reason he got in his mind I’m going to send
everybody back to their hometown and pay taxes. Right at that
moment. Right at her ninth month. The God Almighty, the El
Shaddai, that knew you before the foundation of the world.
Glory to God. Has made a God life long covenant with you and
in that book and in that covenant it says by the strifes
of Jesus, you were healed. GLORIA: Amen, exactly. KENNETH:
Glory be to God forevermore. GLORIA: Hallelujah. KENNETH:
Thank you Jesus. Oh, chapter two. Okay. It came to pass in
these days that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus all
the worlds would be taxed. This taxing was first made in
Cyrenius and Thozhal. All went to be taxed and every one into
his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee out of the city
of Nazareth under Judea, under the city of David, which is
called Bethlehem because he was of the house and lineage of
David. To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife and as I said
earlier, poor folks don’t pay taxes. There wasn’t a shepherd
in this group. While they were there the days were accomplished
that she should be delivered. She brought forth her firstborn
son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger
because there was no room in the end. He had the money to stay in
the hotel, but he’s really slowed down. She’s riding a
donkey. She’s nine months pregnant. GLORIA: Girls, you
know what that means. KENNETH: Oh, I do. There were in the same
country shepherds abiding in the field. They weren’t over there
paying taxes, keeping watch over their flock by night. Lo, the
angel of the Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord shone
round about them and they were so afraid, and the angel said
unto them, fear not for behold I bring you good tidings of great
joy, which shall be to all people for under you is born
this day in the city of David, a savior, which is Christ the
Lord, which is the Messiah, which is the anointed one. He’s
the anointed one of Israel. He is the one, he’s the one, he’s
the one. GLORIA: Praise God. KENNETH: This shall be assigned
to you. You’ll find the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes
lying in a manger, and suddenly there was with the angel a
multitude of heavenly hosts praising God and saying glory to
he. Can you imagine how loud that was? No, I don’t think so.
Tradition has it and I believe it. Glory to God in the Highest
and it came to pass as the angel would have gone from heaven the
shepherds said to one another. Now that when that came, the
glory of the Lord just lit the place up like daylight. KENNETH:
Okay. What am I saying? There are references to that and
anyway, but it just lit up out there where they were, around
those angels. GLORIA: Praise God. KENNETH: They couldn’t
stand it any longer. They just all manifest right there and the
glory of the Lord shine roundabout them. Why? Why is
this so big in heaven? There is nothing. No thing, not one word.
There is nothing that God has ever been able to get into this
earth from heaven that you can get out. The war is over. Right
then as far as heaven’s concerned, this is the beginning
of the end and this is just only a tad three years away, tad over
three years away and it’s over. The war between heaven and men
is over. Hallelujah. GLORIA: Praise God. KENNETH: That’s what
we celebrate on this day and most people whether or not after
today it’s going out all over the world today hallelujah.
Amen. This is why it’s so big and I’m going to show you
something else. Anyway, let me back up there. Suddenly there
was with the angel a multitude of heavenly hosts praising God
and saying glory to God in the highest on earth. Peace, good
will toward men. It doesn’t say good will among men. It said
good will toward men. God’s reaching out his hand. They
weren’t making Christmas cards when they said this. A lot of
Christmas cards are misquoted. Not good will among men, this is
just a season of good will. Well it is, but it’s good will from
heaven. It’s good will from God and God is saying, I’m not mad
at you baby. No. Amen. Isaiah 54 has come to pass and is as the
waters of Noah unto me. Amen. The flood shall no more come
over the earth. Neither will I be roth or rebuke thee. Now,
just almost 100% of Christians don’t even know that’s in the
Bible. Well I’m telling you God gets mad, no God doesn’t get
mad. He’s stern. He’ll correct you, but he’s not mad at
anybody. Amen, because of what happened right here. Thank you
Jesus. Now I want to show you something. It came to pass as
the angels were gone away from them into heaven. Hebrews
chapter one, are they not all ministering praise has been sent
forth on the day of Pentecost, they all came back into the
earth because Satan had been defeated. Glory to God. Now the
angels are all here and they don’t have to be. It’s not
Jacob’s ladder anymore where they had to come and go on
assignment. No, this room is full of them right now. Glory to
God. Hallelujah. Thank you Lord Jesus. Let us now go even to
Bethlehem and see this thing which has come to pass, which
the Lord has made known to us. They came with haste and found
Mary and Joseph and the babe lying in a manger. No wise men.
I just wanted out of the mouth of two witnesses, we read it
yesterday but here it is again. When they had seen it, they made
known broad the saying when she was told them with concerning
the child and all they that heard it wondered at those
things which were told them by the shepherds. Mary kept all
these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds
returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things
they’d heard and seen. It was told as it was told under them.
When the eight days were accomplished for the
circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was
so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. When
the days of her purification according to the law of Moses
was accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem to present him
to the Lord. As it is written in the law of the Lord, every male
that opened at the womb shall be called Holy to the Lord. To
offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of
the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons. Behold
there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. The same
was just and devout waiting for the consolation of Israel. The
Holy ghost was upon him. It was revealed under him by the Holy
Ghost, he should not see death before he had seen the Lord’s
Christ. We’re out of time. We’ll have to take it up here
tomorrow, but I’ll tell you, I will make this comment. Of
course the widow was there and in her nineties
it was the prayer that knew who he was. ANNOUNCER: We hope you enjoyed
today’s teaching from Kenneth Copeland Ministries, and
remember Jesus is Lord.

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    Paula Wills

    Thanks bro Kenneth for this powerful revelations from the Holy Spirit prayers reveals things wow God bless and merry Christmas

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