My Response to the Media Ambush of Our Brother in Christ, Minister Kenneth Copeland
My wife Betty saw Inside Edition’s attack on Kenneth Copeland before I did, and wept so freely she could not watch till the end.
When I saw it my heart was broken, because I know Ken and Gloria, and so many of their precious staff and faithful supporters. Ken is one of the most generous, unselfish, giving individuals I know. He has never been comfortable talking to the media, and was caught off guard.
Now he’s being hammered and mocked for saying he flies a private plane because he doesn’t want to fly in a “long tube full of demons.” But he was exactly right when he referenced the problem is not people. He rightly quoted the Apostle Paul, “We do not wrestle with flesh and blood, but with principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age.”
That is demonic activity that attacks everyone on this planet, with their fiercest assault on the Body of Christ — His Church.
I was hurt that Ken was confronted in such a manner. And found myself amazed at how he tried to gain composure patiently and consistently expressed love for the reporter, appreciation for her grandfathers who were small-town pastors and even for Inside Edition.
You, Too, Are a Target
Please hear this, my freedom loving friends: This is the kind of attack our President faces 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
And if you love freedom and its foundation, and you love God and your neighbor, desiring the best for all of them, get ready to be ambushed yourself, because you are a target of the Deceiver.
Now is the time for all who know Christ in a personal relationship to stand together in supernatural unity filled with courage and compassion, faithfully lifting high the standard of God’s Truth.
God is On Our Side
Just now, my wife Betty placed her Bible in front of me and asked me to read Psalm 124. This is God’s word to his family.
What if the Lord had not been on our side?
Let all Israel repeat:
What if the Lord had not been on our side
when people attacked us?
They would have swallowed us alive
in their burning anger.
The waters would have engulfed us;
a torrent would have overwhelmed us.
Yes, the raging waters of their fury
would have overwhelmed our very lives.
Praise the Lord,
who did not let their teeth tear us apart!
We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap.
The trap is broken, and we are free!
Our help is from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
Let our brother Kenneth and all Christians repeat, “The Lord is on our side when people attack us.”
James Robison is the publisher of The Stream, co-host of LIFE Today and founder of LIFE Outreach, International.