Daily Devotionals
Get Out From Under the Barrel! Kenneth Copeland 06 January All these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

These days, when I say the Word of God can heal your body, pay off your debts and bring you victory in every area of your life, not everyone believes me. Most wouldn’t admit it outright, but it’s true nonetheless. They don’t intentionally doubt the Word, of course. They’re just so overwhelmed by the problems in their own lives, they’re not sure anything (natural or supernatural) can help. When they see Gloria and me so blessed and prosperous, they think, Sure it’s easy for you to live by faith. You have a great life. But what can God do with a life as messed up as mine? If you struggle with that question, let me tell you, God can do for you exceeding, abundantly above all that you can ask or think. After 42 years of ministry, I can say that, not only because it’s the Word of God, but also because it’s a living reality for me. You see, I wasn’t always blessed. When I first learned about faith, I was a failure going somewhere to happen. I wasn’t just scraping the bottom of the barrel, I was underneath with the barrel on top of me! Then one day I was reading Deuteronomy 28, and I saw all the blessings God’s people are supposed to have in their lives. To be quite honest, I got mad. Where are all these blessings that are supposed to belong to me? I thought. As far as I could see, I didn’t have even one of them. Yet Deuteronomy clearly said I was to have them. I didn’t have any land. I didn’t have any storehouse. In fact, I’d heard that God wouldn’t bless you with a storehouse at all because He didn’t want you to have anything. But verses 11-12 of Chapter 28 said God would make me plenteous in all kinds of ways and that I would lend to nations and not borrow! I don’t mind telling you, that looked good to me. All I’d ever known how to do was borrow. I had depended on borrowed money all my adult life. (Gloria always says I must have borrowed on my tricycle!) Religion may try and rob you of these blessings. Your friends and family may try and talk you out of them…but you turn your eyes and ears to the Word. Get out from under that barrel and dare to believe God for your needs, your finances, your healing. Receive Deuteronomy 28 as God’s will for your life. And watch God do exceeding, abundantly above all that you can ask or think! Genesis 12-13; Matthew 7 I hearken unto the Word of the Lord my God. All the blessings of the Word come on me and overtake me! Deuteronomy 28:2

Scripture Reading: Haggai 2:7-9