Let Food Be Your Medicine Through Keto

Let Food Be Your Medicine Through Keto

July 24, 2019 9 By William Morgan


DR. COLBERT: When you have
certain health issues, chronic
pain, arthritis, diabetes, so
many people run to their doctor
looking for a medicine. Why not
go to the Lord and get the mind
of Christ? And He’ll
show you what to do.
(Singing) I know my God
has made the way for
me. I know my God has
made the way for me.
ANNOUNCER: There are some
foods in our everyday diet that
can cause chronic diseases in
our bodies. Learn to choose the
foods that build strong physical
health. Join Kenneth Copeland
and Dr. Don Colbert today on the
Believer’s Voice of Victory.
KENNETH: Hello, everybody. I’m
Kenneth Copeland. Welcome to the
Believer’s Voice of Victory
broadcast. Let’s have a word of
prayer, and we’ll get right into
today’s Bible lesson. Father,
thank You so much. We praise
You, Lord, for bringing Dr.
Colbert to us and teaching us
and showing us and opening our
eyes to understand what’s been
happening and what is happening
to the Body of Christ. AUDIENCE:
Yes. KENNETH: And we’re so
appreciative of Your delivering
power. And we ask You today for
revelation knowledge, revealed
knowledge, knowledge revealed
from Your Spirit to our spirit.
Faith cometh, and victory
follows the faith. AUDIENCE:
Amen. KENNETH: In Jesus’ name.
AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: Amen.
(Audience “Amens”) Join with me
in welcoming Dr. Don Colbert to
this studio again today. Glory
to God. (Applause) Great studio
audience today. DR. COLBERT:
Yes, amen. KENNETH: Hallelujah.
Hoo! Hasn’t this been fun?
(Audience “Amens”) Amen. Glory
to God. Start every day with
the–ha-ha–power of God. DR.
COLBERT: Amen. (Audience
“Amens”) FEMALE: Amen.
KENNETH: I want to take
us–takes us to two verses of
scripture. Our–our golden text,
which is Proverbs 23, “When
thou sittest to eat with a
ruler–” this is so big
“–consider diligently what
is set before you.” This is
the Bible, B-i-b-l-e. G-o-d.
J-e-s-u-s. (Laughter) Huh?
Are you listening to me?
(Audience Agrees) This is
not optional. FEMALE: Amen.
KENNETH: You can’t just take
or leave this. FEMALE: That’s
right. KENNETH: Not if you’re a
born-again, Holy Ghost-baptized,
tongue-talking Christian, you
can’t. (Audience “Amens”)
Amen. Because anything
that does not proceed from faith
is sin. FEMALE: That’s right.
KENNETH: Now, if a person
doesn’t know, that’s not proof.
DR. COLBERT: That’s good, yeah.
KENNETH: But once the
knowledge– DR. COLBERT: Right.
KENNETH: –particularly from the
Bible– DR. COLBERT: Mm-hmm.
AUDIENCE: Amen.
KENNETH: Then it’s no
longer optional. DR. COLBERT:
Right. AUDIENCE: That’s right.
KENNETH: “Put a knife
to your throat, if you be a
man given to appetite.”
That’s women, too. “Be
not desirous of his dainties,
they are deceitful meat.” That’s
deceitful food. It looks
good, smells good, and it’ll
kill you. AUDIENCE: Mm-hmm.
KENNETH: I’m talk–it will kill
you. We’ve already found out
that God said you’re supposed
to live–that the normal life
is 120 years. So all of these
scriptures, that’s based on
120 years. That’s when the–
DR. COLBERT: Right.
KENNETH: “Long life I satisfy
you,” that’s based on 120 years.
You don’t have the right to just
decide what’s a long life for
you. Now– AUDIENCE: Amen.
KENNETH: “Well, I can believe
that if I want to.” No, you
can’t. You don’t have a right to
believe anything but the Bible
if you’re a born-again child of
God. Now, I want to go back over
here into what–I Corinthians
6:19, “know ye not your body is
the temple of the Holy Ghost
which in you, which you have of
God, and you’re not your own?”
FEMALE: Amen. KENNETH: You don’t
own this. Do you hear me? DR.
COLBERT: If you’re a Christian.
KENNETH: If you’re a Christian.
DR. COLBERT: Amen. KENNETH:
Well, if you’re not a Christian,
you don’t own it. The devil owns
it. DR. COLBERT: Mm. That’s
true. KENNETH: He owns it. DR.
COLBERT: Right. AUDIENCE: That’s
good. Mm-hmm. KENNETH: Now, and
he’ll kill you. DR. COLBERT:
Yeah, absolutely. KENNETH: You
know, his name–his middle name
is Twinkie and ice cream.
(Laughter) And then heroin.
DR. COLBERT: That’s right. All
right, yeah. KENNETH: And then–
DR. COLBERT: Okay. All the
drugs. KENNETH: –everything
else. DR. COLBERT: Alcohol,
everything. KENNETH: Yeah,
everything. I mean, he–he
steals– DR. COLBERT:
Self-destruction. KENNETH:
–kills, and destroys. Now then,
let’s go to Romans. We were
there yesterday. Let’s go there,
and the 12th chapter. “I beseech
you, brethren, by the mercies of
God, that you present your body
a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God–” God’ll
receive it. Take it to Him. I
mean, He bought it. It belongs
to Him. Take it back to Him.
“–which is your reasonable
service.” Father, in the name of
Jesus, we come before You in
this holy moment. Now, the
first time I did this, I took
communion. DR. COLBERT: Right.
Why not today? KENNETH: And–and
you get–that was the first time
I really got serious about it.
Now, you get serious about it
where you are right now. DR.
COLBERT: Amen. KENNETH: Say
it, “This body’s not my own.”
(Audience Repeats) “Jesus
paid a terrible price for it.
I belong to Him, spirit,
soul, and body. I’m His,
and He’s mine.” The Lord
Jesus said to me in the
moment, not an audible voice,
but, boy, I tell you what, it
was–it didn’t like much
being audible. It was still
so clear and so thrilling.
Because here I was
approaching 80, and–and
wanted to quit. And tired–
DR. COLBERT: Sure. KENNETH:
–been doing it 50 years. I’m,
you know, ready to go to
the mountains or something.
(Laughter) And I knew better
than that because I had already
accepted that 120 years sometime
before because of a certain
conversation the Lord had with
me. Now–now, He didn’t demand
that I do that. He said, “I’m
asking you to accept that. I’m
putting it before you.” DR.
COLBERT: Mm-hmm. KENNETH:
Anyway, this came out of it. He
said, “Kenneth, I sacrificed My
body for yours, and now you are
sacrificing your body for Mine.”
And you’re His body. DR.
COLBERT: Amen. KENNETH: You’re
His body. You are His body. No,
no. This is not my body, it’s
His. But now, get the revelation
of this. See, we’re the Body of
Christ. FEMALE: Amen. KENNETH:
We are His body. DR. COLBERT:
Amen. KENNETH: His–I want to
tell you something, folks. His
body is sick. DR. COLBERT: Amen.
It is. KENNETH: It is sick–
DR. COLBERT: Amen.
KENNETH: –sick, sick. And
the terrible part is–don’t
blame the devil for it.
FEMALE: No. KENNETH: Don’t blame
him for it. DR. COLBERT: Flesh.
KENNETH: In most cases,
a lot of cases–let me put it
like that, a lot of cases,
two things with which you’re
killing yourself; one, with
your mouth. FEMALE: Yes.
KENNETH: Jesus said you have
what you say. DR. COLBERT: Amen.
KENNETH: And the power of death
and life are in the tongue.
DR. COLBERT: Amen, amen.
KENNETH: Most people, what
they think was the devil coming
in on them, he didn’t even have
to do anything– DR. COLBERT:
Mm-hmm. KENNETH: –because of
what you’ve been saying. “Oh, I
tell you, it’s just awful, it’s
just awful, it’s just awful. I
just walk past the table and I
gain 15 pounds.” DR. COLBERT:
Cursing themselves with–
KENNETH: Yes, sir! Yes, sir. DR.
COLBERT: They’ve chosen the
curses instead of the blessings.
KENNETH: And then laugh. It
ain’t funny, McGee. DR. COLBERT:
Right. (Audience Agrees)
KENNETH: This thing is so
serious in the Body of Christ.
DR. COLBERT: Amen, amen.
KENNETH: And then–then the
second thing, the table, food.
DR. COLBERT: Amen. KENNETH: Let
me give you a– DR. COLBERT:
Mm-hmm. KENNETH: –a real
insight. Did you ever notice
that most–not all, but most
opera singers are way
overweight. DR. COLBERT: Mm-hmm.
KENNETH: Now, they don’t even
have to be now, but still, a lot
of them are. But the reason was,
back–(Clears Throat)–excuse
me. These two little vocal
cords, I mean, these things are
not even an inch long. But you
can build those up to become so
strong that with vocal exercise,
it’s just like exercising with
weights. DR. COLBERT: Right.
KENNETH: You can push
those–those vocal cords to
where you can sing at top voice
for 40 minutes or an hour. Your
back will give out on you.
They’re stronger than your back
muscles. DR. COLBERT: Hmm.
KENNETH: And standing there in
full voice back before there was
amplification– DR. COLBERT:
Right. KENNETH: –they had a
choice, and they knew it back
then. You can either go to the
workout room or go to the table.
DR. COLBERT: Wow. KENNETH: Nine
out of 10 of them chose the
table, and that’s the reason
they weighed 300 pounds. DR.
COLBERT: My goodness. FEMALE:
Wow. KENNETH: So they’d have
enough fat back there to support
those vocal cords. Of course,
they look awful. But now, one of
the greatest opera singers of
all time, Placido Domingo– DR.
COLBERT: Mm-hmm. KENNETH: Pssh,
what a voice. I tell you, I hear
that guy sing, and I think,
“Ooh. I want to do that.”
(Laughter) And–and I was
trained–until he went home to
be with the Lord, I trained with
a man that–that knew those
procedures. He was an opera
singer, and he taught me and
trained me. And then he–then he
messed up and went to heaven and
not–but anyway. And Domingo,
man, on up in his 70s, power!
Man, he hit the back wall with
that voice. DR. COLBERT: Was he
overweight? KENNETH: No. He went
to the weight room. DR. COLBERT:
Wow. KENNETH: Worked out, stayed
in good shape. DR. COLBERT:
Mm-hmm. Praise God. KENNETH: And
even up in his late 70s, just in
good shape, and stand up there
and just sing like he did when
he was about 40, man. DR.
COLBERT: Amazing. KENNETH: That
guy is so good. Whoa. But he
made a choice. DR. COLBERT:
Mm-hmm. KENNETH: And this
guy–this guy didn’t–didn’t
even have the–the Word of
faith. He–this is just–he’s
like a–he’s like a fighter. He
gets in good shape because he’s
going to fight something. He’s
going to make a living with it.
Well, dear Lord, if you can do
it like that, what do you think
you ought to be doing if you’re
baptized in the Holy Ghost and
power? DR. COLBERT: Amen.
(Audience “Amens”) KENNETH:
And which is more important, a
witness to Jesus or being an
opera singer? Come on. AUDIENCE:
Yeah. Come on. KENNETH: But
that’s been the problem, is not
caring anything about serving
Jesus, just serving yourself and
your own flesh. DR. COLBERT:
Amen. Wow. FEMALE: That’s good.
DR. COLBERT: That’s good.
KENNETH: Now, I can talk loud
and mean at you now because I
had to go through it. God talked
loud and mean to me, so I talk
loud and mean to you. Ha-ha-ha.
Amen. Man, He started working on
me back there in 1967. I weighed
240 pounds. And I’m headed to
ORU, and the Lord said, “You get
that fat off you.” (Laughs) The
day we went to–day we–I–Doc,
I ate nine boiled eggs that
night. That’s all I ate. I
didn’t know any other way to do
it. And–but just stayed with
it and just stayed with it,
and–and God helped me, and God
helped me, and God helped me.
And He trained me. DR. COLBERT:
Yes. But you made that choice.
And just like the opera singer,
he made a choice. KENNETH: I
wrote a little book called “The
Decision is Yours.” DR. COLBERT:
Praise God. KENNETH: Once you
make a quality decision– DR.
COLBERT: Amen. KENNETH: –and it
may take you several days to
make it. Take communion every
day. Just get before God and–
FEMALE: Yes. KENNETH: –and put
the flesh where it belongs and
forgive if you have ought
against any. DR. COLBERT: Amen.
Amen. KENNETH: And just put
it–put it–put it before Him.
DR. COLBERT: Amen. KENNETH:
And then–and it’ll come up in
you. And when it does, make
the decision, “Okay, Lord–“
DR. COLBERT: Amen.
KENNETH: “–here, it’s You
and me, not me and You.
It’s You and me.” Amen.
DR. COLBERT: Amen.
KENNETH: And then write
the decision down. Write
it down and look at it every
day– DR. COLBERT: Right.
KENNETH: –that “I’m going on
this, and I’m going to stay on
it. Praise God. This is not a
diet. This is my lifestyle.”
(Audience Agrees) “And I’m going
to stay on this, and I’m making
my way to that–I’m headed
towards that treadmill. I’m
headed–” And, hey, I hated it.
I hated the sound of it. And God
still wouldn’t let me loose from
it. DR. COLBERT: (Laughs)
KENNETH: And finally, you’re
just–I mean, a couple of months
ago, I said, “Okay, God. Yes,
sir. Yes, yes, yes, yes,” and
made that decision– DR.
COLBERT: Right. It’s the
decision. KENNETH: –and put it
before Him. I made it over
the–the years and just–and
wouldn’t hold on to it. Stay
tired all the time, though. This
is what turned that around. DR.
COLBERT: Amen. KENNETH: This
made it–that brought–brought
me– DR. COLBERT: Yes. KENNETH:
–physically to a place where I
could do it. DR. COLBERT: Right.
You’re right. FEMALE: Praise
God. KENNETH: And–because I–I
just get sick when I’d try to
exercise like that. DR. COLBERT:
But what people need to
understand is, when you have
certain health issues, chronic
pain, arthritis, diabetes, so
many people run to their doctor
looking for a medicine. Why not
go to the Lord and get the mind
of Christ, and He’ll show you
what to do. But what we–
KENNETH: Oh, yeah.
DR. COLBERT: But the
foundation for our health
is what we eat. Let your
food be your medicine.
Let your medicine be your
food. By simply choosing
the right anti-inflammatories
— anti-inflammatories, foods,
your body simply starts
resist–lowering the
inflammation in the body.
And guess what’s the root of
most chronic pain? TOGETHER:
Inflammation. DR. COLBERT:
What’s the root of most
arthritis? TOGETHER:
Inflammation. DR. COLBERT: I can
tell you how many patients with
arthritis in their hips, in
their knees, throughout their
body, in their back, in their
fingers, in their hands, in
their toes, in their neck,
chronic pain. KENNETH: Now, that
started there– DR. COLBERT:
Mm-hmm. KENNETH: –oh, probably
25 years ago. And it–it started
getting sore. And I said, “Oh,
no. Oh, no, you don’t. No,
ho-ho. You’re not putting that
on me. I’m not having that.”
FEMALE: That’s right. DR.
COLBERT: Right. KENNETH: But, I
had to do my part– DR. COLBERT:
Right, sure. Sure. KENNETH:
–and not feed that–
DR. COLBERT: Right. KENNETH:
–inflammation. DR. COLBERT: And
you know what feeds inflammation
more than anything? It goes
back–sugars, carbohydrates,
starches and bad fats,
especially fried foods, fast
foods. KENNETH: And not–and no
water. DR. COLBERT: And not
enough water, yes. KENNETH:
Yeah. DR. COLBERT: And
other–there’s other
inflammatory foods. But again,
we discuss that in the book. But
what happens, when you turn down
inflammation–and the other key,
lose the weight, and another
key, exercise. As you do all of
this, see, when you choose to
weigh–if you’re 5’4″ and weigh
250 pounds, 300 pounds, your
joints, your hips, your back,
your knees, your ankles were not
meant to carry that much weight.
You have exceeded the weight
limits of your frame. And as a
result, that frame starts to
break down. (Audience Agrees) It
starts to literally degenerate.
And I just saw a lady just
recently, she was in her early
50s, severe arthritis in both
hips. Every step she took hurt
so bad. KENNETH: Don’t you know
it had to? DR. COLBERT: Every
step. FEMALE: Yeah.
DR. COLBERT: I said–but
she chose to weigh–she was
only 5’4″. She chose to
weigh 250 pounds. And
so again, we’re helping her
unburden that–that weight
on her hips and giving
her the right raw material
and the right hormones
and the right exercises.
I said, “Do not walk on a
treadmill. But you can
cycle, recumbent bike. You’ve
got to exercise that–“
KENNETH: Some–some–somebody
is–catch hands with one
another. Just whoever
you are, let’s all pray it–
DR. COLBERT: Yes.
KENNETH: –all at the same
time. Heavenly Father–in the
audience, pray it out loud with
me. “Heavenly Father–”
(Audience Repeats) “–my body
is a living sacrifice. I choose
You, Jesus. I choose to serve
You. I sacrifice my body
to You. I offer it to You.
From this day forward, it
is not my body. It is my
sacrifice. I lay this body on
the altar, on the altar of my
faith. With Your grace and Your
help and Your strength, I can do
this, and I will do this.
So–so. Help. Me. God.
So help me God. I receive it.
I’m strong! And I call myself
strong. I call myself well
and healthy. I rebuke all
inflammation in my body, all
sickness, all disease. I say it
according to Mark 11:23. I am
not hungry. I tell my body when
to be hungry and when to eat. In
Jesus’ name, amen.” Hunger is
under the curse. DR. COLBERT:
Well, let me tell you, too, when
you eat a lot of sugars, carbs,
and starches– KENNETH: You stir
it up. DR. COLBERT: You stir it
up because that insulin hormone,
that insulin hormone that,
by the way, creates a lot of
inflammation– KENNETH: Wow. DR.
COLBERT: –triggers a tremendous
appetite. But when we get that
insulin lowered and get it
stabilized by eating about 70
percent of your calories as fat,
you don’t have hunger. You can
go five, six, eight hours with
no hunger. It balances your
appetite hormones. KENNETH:
Isn’t that wonderful? DR.
COLBERT: It’s amazing. KENNETH:
Well, I want to tell you
something else that–and this
is–well, this’ll help you in
every area. I had despised
exercise for so long that when
Carlo, my trainer, Yvonne’s
dad–boy, I committed to it. I’m
in this thing to stay. And it
was amazing to me. The first
exercises I did, I almost had to
stuff a rag in my mouth to not
say, “I hate this.” DR. COLBERT:
Ooh. Ha-ha-ha. KENNETH: It was
inside me. DR. COLBERT: That’s
right. KENNETH: It was inside
me. DR. COLBERT: You’re at
battle with the flesh. KENNETH:
So what do you do? You call
things that be not as though
they were. DR. COLBERT: Amen,
amen. KENNETH: And I said,
“Okay, in the name of Jesus, I
love this. I love this.” DR.
COLBERT: (Laughs) KENNETH: “And,
Jesus, I love it because You
love it.” FEMALE: Yes. KENNETH:
And I tried–I–and I’d almost
say, “Yeah, right there.” “No, I
love this.” DR. COLBERT:
(Laughs) KENNETH: It took two
full exercise sessions– DR.
COLBERT: Amen. KENNETH: –and it
was gone. DR. COLBERT: Praise
God. AUDIENCE: Praise God. Amen.
KENNETH: It was absolutely gone.
DR. COLBERT: Amen. KENNETH: And
I felt just as ugly as I did the
day before. DR. COLBERT: Yes,
right. KENNETH: But it was not
in my mouth anymore. DR.
COLBERT: Praise God. Good.
KENNETH: It was gone, man. DR.
COLBERT: Yes. AUDIENCE: Praise
God. That’s good. KENNETH: Do
something with this other than–
DR. COLBERT: Amen. KENNETH:
–stuff food in it. (Audience
“Amens”) Make that speech, make
that tongue work for you instead
of against you. DR. COLBERT:
Amen, amen. KENNETH: I’d said
that, man, since I was 14 years
old, “I hate this.” And it had
to come out of me. DR. COLBERT:
Amen. FEMALE: Wow. DR. COLBERT:
And that’s what we have to say,
too, that, “Hey, I have no
appetite. I have no desire for
sugar.” KENNETH: Yes, sir. DR.
COLBERT: “I have no desire for
carbs and starches that are
inflaming my body.” KENNETH:
“Yeah, but Dr. Colbert, I’d be
lying if I said that because I’m
so hungry I’m about to pass
out.” You’re lying. You ain’t so
hungry you’re about to pass out.
DR. COLBERT: Yeah. KENNETH: No,
you wouldn’t be lying. You’d be
doing like Abraham, calling
things that be not as though
they were. DR. COLBERT: Mm-hmm,
amen. KENNETH: And you just stay
with that. FEMALE: Amen.
KENNETH: Stay with it. Hey, if
you don’t get ahold of this–
FEMALE: Oh, I got it. KENNETH:
–that fat’ll whip you somewhere
down the line. DR. COLBERT: It
will. KENNETH: It’ll whip you.
But, hey, you put the Word of
God in you, man. DR. COLBERT:
Praise God, praise God. KENNETH:
And listen, it may take a while.
It took you a long time to get
in this mess. It’s going to take
a while to get out of this mess.
But let me tell you something,
it’s a process. And the process
is working. And the spiritual
process will dominate the
physical process. DR. COLBERT:
Amen, amen. (Audience Agrees)
Amen. And you know what? I
learned that years ago, back
early 2000 when you came to see
me. You would say, “Hey,
repeat what you said.” And I’d
repeat–you said, “No. Repeat
it with faith. Put faith in
everything you said.” Now I
said, “I’m sorry, Brother
Copeland.” No, you’re not sorry!
You’re not a sorry person.
KENNETH: (Laughs) DR. COLBERT:
“You don’t say you’re sorry. You
apologize.” So I started
injecting faith in everything. I
watched every word that came out
of my mouth. KENNETH: Yeah. DR.
COLBERT: It changed me. KENNETH:
Yeah. And, those very principles
kept you from being a cripple
all– FEMALE: Amen. KENNETH:
–your life. FEMALE: That’s
true. DR. COLBERT: That’s right.
KENNETH: You were bound to a
wheelchair. DR. COLBERT: Yep.
FEMALE: That’s right. KENNETH:
From a sunstroke that baked your
thighs like a roast. DR.
COLBERT: Heatstroke, yes.
FEMALE: Yes. DR. COLBERT: That’s
true. KENNETH: And Mary– DR.
COLBERT: Amen. KENNETH: –and
you in agreement, and standing
on the Word of God– DR.
COLBERT: Amen. Amen. KENNETH:
–and Mary went to the store,
wherever she went, grocery store
or something, come home, he’s
standing up in the middle of the
room– DR. COLBERT: That’s
right. TOGETHER: –praising God.
DR. COLBERT: And the–and the
biopsy showed that muscle was
dead to the bone. It was dead.
They said, “It’ll never grow
back.” KENNETH: It’s just a
roast–just a roast beef, you
know? Well, hey, look at–I
think he’s grown 3 inches since
then. (Laughter) And we’re out
of time. DR. COLBERT: Amazing
how fast the time flies.
KENNETH: Isn’t it? DR. COLBERT:
It is. KENNETH: Amen. Jeremy
will be here in just a moment.
(Applause) Hallelujah. Whoo!
DR. COLBERT: Praise God.
ANNOUNCER: We hope you enjoyed
today’s teaching from Kenneth
Copeland Ministries. And
remember Jesus is Lord.