Two Scriptures That Changed Everything for Kenneth and Gloria Copeland
In the 1960s, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland were deeply in debt, stretched thin, living from paycheck to hopeful paycheck.
Gloria recalls, “Right after we got married, Ken went into a business enterprise that we thought was going to make us rich. So, I quit my job and went to work for this new company. Two weeks later, it folded.” She added, “We were flat broke. Unemployed. Deeply in debt. I had nowhere to go. No furniture. No nothing.”
Then God showed up in their lives, as they discovered two scriptures that changed everything for them. Through these scriptures, they began their journey of getting to know the Word, getting to know Jesus…and these scriptures are just as relevant and life-changing today for you, too.
Seek God First
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33, KJV).
“Our part’s simple,” says Gloria Copeland. “God’s done the hard part.”
Our part, of course, is seeking Him above all else. Seek God first. Live your life with God and His Word at the forefront. As Kenneth and Gloria made that heart-shift, they saw that God was faithful. “All these things”—physical things, emotional things, spiritual things—whatever they were lacking, God provided as they opened the door to His blessings, to all He had for them. And He’ll do the same for every believer who takes Him at His Word!
For the Copelands, this changed everything. And then they discovered more…
Have Faith in God
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:22-23, KJV).
This second verse that they discovered shortly after the first became a second cornerstone verse in the Copelands’ lives. They realised that Jesus was saying they could live their lives—actively—through faith.
“How do you get to where you believe that?” Gloria asks “It’s by putting the Word of God…in your eyes and your ears. And it gets down in your heart, and you bring it back out of your mouth, and you take it.”
Healing, financial security, restored relationships—heaven on earth—is available to believers today when you put your faith in God. Victory isn’t just for the afterlife.
Seek God first and put your faith in Him. These two things changed the Copelands’ lives forever…and they can change yours, too!