Copeland uses the authority given to believers in Christ to Heal people.
Pastor/Televangelist Kenneth Copeland took an active stance against the spread of the coronavirus by attempting to heal people through the television screen. While most churches are contemplating closing to prevent the spreading of this virus, Copeland took a different approach- calling on God for healing.
During one of Copeland’s broadcasts entitled, “Standing Against Coronavirus” on Victory channel, he prayed a prayer of healing over any viewers that may be suffering from the illness.
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Kenneth Copeland urged viewers to place their hands on their television set. He then anointed his hands with oil and reached out to the screen.
“Hallelujah,” Copeland said. “Thank you, Lord Jesus. He received your healing. Now say it: ‘I take it. I have it. It’s mine. I thank you and praise you for it …. According to the Word of God, I am healed. And I consider not my own body. I consider not symptoms in my own body, but only that which God has promised.”
Kenneth Copeland is known for his word-of-faith preaching. He believes in the biblical promise of healing and walking in divine health. His beliefs are that God will heal anyone who has enough faith to stand in agreement that this virus will not affect their health, or they will receive full healing from God.
Copeland proudly declared, “I am not the sick trying to get healed. I am the healed, and the Devil is trying to give me the flu!”
Kenneth Copeland is not the first preacher to try to heal people from the coronavirus. Last week, Jim Bakker was attempting to sell a cure for the virus. The ad of Bakker’s website claimed that his “Silver Solution” has been “tested on other strains of the coronavirus and has been able to eliminate it within twelve hours.”
The FDA issued a warning letter to the preacher because it was an unapproved drug sold in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Bakker was ordered to remove it immediately.