World’s System vs. God’s System Part 1 – Kenneth Copeland

    God has a highly organized system to meet the needs of every facet of your life. The world’s system of meeting our needs works exactly opposite from God’s system.

    God’s system is totally adequate.  

    The world’s idea of anything is very limited at best and stands 99.9 percent chance of being totally wrong.

    As believers, we must be careful not to limit God in our individual lives to what the world says is so. The problem with the world and its system of operations is that there is a spiritual mad dog loose in it and his name is Satan. The world has a system of healing that is a miserable failure! We thank God for what good has been done with it, but we are forced to admit it falls far short of being adequate to meet the needs of the sick around us. Some men are dedicated to it as if it were a god.

    The world’s system of healing makes a god of the hospital and a god of medicine. Actually, for the most part, it leaves God out entirely, and without God, it will not work! There is no way to get healing except through the power of God, either directly by His power or by the power He built into the human body. No man on earth can heal apart from God.

    There are two choices before you—

    1. The world’s system of healing or

    2. God’s system of healing.


    God’s system and its laws are contradictory to the world’s system. The world cannot understand God’s system of caring for the human body.

    The Bible says the things of God are foolishness to the world (see 1 Corinthians 2:14). God made the human body. He definitely should be able to repair it.

    Ford Motor Company has that much sense! If they can build the whole car, surely they can build parts for it. We haven’t known much about the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus and a lack of understanding has caused problems in making this law function for our benefit.

    The Apostle Paul wrote,  “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…”  (Romans 12:2). In order to be successful at God’s business, we must understand how His system works.


    Don’t expect God’s best to come from the world’s system. He will work around and through it in order to reach you, but it is always far below His best. 


    The absolute priority in studying prosperity is that you should  never  think of it from a carnal viewpoint, from the world’s attitude.

    You must train yourself to think in line with God’s Word. If you’re not careful, when you think of the laws of prosperity, all you will see is money—only a very small part of prosperity.

    True prosperity is God manifesting Himself to us in His Word. If He is manifesting Himself through His Word, He is always within easy contact because you can handle the Word. The only way you can have God with you on a continual daily basis is through His Word.

    We should not judge by our feelings or by our emotions, but by what God has said in His Word.


    Let’s look for a moment at the world of finance, the biggest problem area on earth. Sickness is not our main concern. There are many healthy people who are head over heels in debt,  and God’s people have no business being in debt!  Here again, we find that the world has a system of finance which is complex and very poor in operation.

    It continually rocks back and forth between the two extremes of depression and inflation. However, when you are functioning in God’s system of finance, life can be very simple.

    Don’t borrow from anyone— get it from God. The problem with borrowing is that it is controlled by the world’s system. In order to borrow, you must subordinate yourself to another person. Proverbs 22:7 says the borrower is the servant to the lender. By borrowing, you subordinate your name to another person. This is very important because of the spiritual significance of your name.

    Your name is the same as your nature. If your name is good, then you are good—your reputation is good. You can do whatever your name can do. 

    However, when you borrow and go into debt to someone else, you bow your knee to that person and look to him as your source of supply. This creates a spiritual problem that can be very serious, particularly if the other person is ungodly.

    Look to God, He will  give to you, not loan to you! 


    – Laws of Prosperity