Thousands of believers filled Rhema Bible Church in Randburg for the Believers Voice of Victory campaign organised by Kenneth Copeland Ministries Africa from from May 14 to 16, 2015. They came to listen to Kenneth Copeland a man whose television broadcasts have filled their homes for many years and whose ministry has impacted their lives.
A preacher for the last 45 years, Copeland is a qualified pilot, recording musician, author, preacher, televangelist; husband and father among other things. He has used multiple avenues to reach the unreachable with the uncompromised message of Jesus Christ. Many have benefitted from his teachings of faith, prosperity, marriage and family life, and through healing ministry.
Through the television broadcast millions are reached daily with the life changing message of hope and transforming power of the renewing of the mind to the reality that when you are a follower of Jesus Christ you are a new creation with the same power that Jesus has. When one becomes a Christian s/he steps into the realm of authority with God. These are some of the teachings that Rev Copeland delivered to those that gathered at Rhema Bible Church.
Copeland highlighted one aspect from a text in Matthew 14: 22-33 that so many of us have read over the years but have not particularly paid attention to. We have always read the story of Peter walking on water following the instruction of Jesus to “Come”. “29 Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me! 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him”.
Copeland pointed out that Peter began to sink when he was an “arm’s length” away from the Lord that is how Jesus could reach out His hand to catch him. The lesson Copeland wanted to convey was that too many people give up when they are about to reach their destiny. At the point when they are about to get a ‘yes’; where they about to see changes; when they about to achieve their dreams they give up. He told the church to never, NEVER give up! This was the main message in all his sermons! He said whether it is in trusting God for a financial breakthrough, marriage restoration, raising one’s children or pursuing more of God’s presence one must never give up!
Copeland also ministered a word of encouragement in East London on Sunday, May 17 at The River Church. The service was streamed live via the Internet and was also broadcast on the channels of Faith Broadcasting Network – FaithAfrica (DSTv), ClearTV (Sentech) and FlowTV (SkyB UK). Copeland has been the key spiritual inspiration behind River Ministries, established in the Eastern Cape just on 19 years ago, says River Ministries in a press release.