Kenneth Copeland (Kenneth Copeland Ministries) has for years taught that God intends financial and material prosperity for Christians. His ministry, with the help of his wife Gloria, has stressed the idea of “name it and claim it,” that if one prays for something in faith that God will, without a doubt, grant his or her petition. But a recent failure to have a very specific prayer answered has left Copeland with a “crisis of faith” of sorts.
“It’s been 30 years now and still no answer” said Copeland. “For 30 solid years I’ve been praying that the Lord would give me
and I’m still waiting. Frankly, it’s becoming rather discouraging.” Australia
Copeland admits that his claim is larger than most are willing to make, but feels his faith has been strong throughout.
“By all indications of my faith I should have had that place 20 years ago.” Said Copeland. “If ever I’ve had faith that the Lord would give me something it’s this. I just don’t know what the problem could be.”
Copeland further states that the plans that he has been making for years for the island nation only serve to prove that his faith has been strong all along. His plans include renaming the country.
will be called ‘Cope-Land,’ get it? That’s clever, mighty clever!” Australia
Other plans include transforming the entire city of
into a private resort for the Copelands. Sydney
But 30 years of what Copeland calls “unanswered prayer” has left him discouraged almost to the point of leaving the ministry.
“I’m worried about him.” Said Gloria Copeland “He’s saying things like ‘I just don’t know if I can believe anymore.’ and ‘What’s the point of going on if we don’t have
.’ I still believe though, and I’m still praying. I know I’m just going to wake up one morning and find a note on our door saying ‘ Australia is yours!’ I’m waiting for that day to come.” Australia