God became a servant to serve us. He served us when He went to the Cross and paid the ultimate price for you. Jesus served you when He went to the cross and bore your sicknesses and pain. Jesus is the true healer. Heals beyond what medicine can heal. No sickness that God can’t heal. Reach out and receive. Jesus is a servant King. Ask and receive. No criteria. About how good He is and not how good we are. Dare to ask and believe your miracle is right here.
He brought them out with silver n gold & there was not one feeble. When He brings you out, He brings you out with prosperity. The silver and gold God gave to them was also blessed to be a blessing. Was used to help build the tabernacle later on.
Discipline does not make you righteous but it brings out the fruit of your right standing with God.
Sermon (Ps Prince)
Something good is going to happen to you at this sermon
The gospel is all about God’s goodness and when it is being preached it is amazing how God responds.
Men in the natural cannot receive the goodness of God. Respect and doubt. Can God be that good? Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Man in his flesh can only have hard thoughts and negative thoughts about God. That’s what the devil uses to get us to leave perfect love. If God withholds it is for our good.
The LORD Jesus said many will come to Him in that day. “Not everyone who calls me Lord Lord shall enter the kings one of heaven…”- Matthew 7:21-23
“I do not know you”- can the LORD say that of us? Once we are born again, He cannot say He doesn’t know us. V23 is about people who didn’t put their trust in Christ.
In that day- when Jesus returns, the fiery sword of the LORD will destroy the armies of the anti Christ and the earth will be set right again. No more sex trafficking, no more hospitals, no more sick and dying.
Jesus is coming as a lion to destroy.
God created a theocracy and not a democracy. The world has come to a place where they don’t want to accept God yet needs His grace.
He who could have let us perish and go to Hell and create another creation, He did not do so. To create, He just had to speak. To redeem, He had to bleed.
The LORD was a pillar of fire and cloud in the wilderness. He appeared to His people in Jericho appeared with sword in hand. His people were in battle so he appeared as a warrior. When the people who suffered under the Egyptians, He appeared as a burning bush as if to say He feels your heat. He always wants to be in the situation with us.
Everything in the universe obeys God but men. Winds and wave obey Him.
If your child is in a danger… If a mother bear sees her cub in danger, she will fight to the death to protect her cub.
“I cannot admire a God who kills people”- He loves people. He is a good God but there are some people who refuse and reject that goodness. They go around raping women and killing and pillaging. God is not politically correct.
If you watch a hero movie and the people are in trouble, u want the hero to respond too.
Jesus is a kinsman redeemer. He will rescue and revenge them.
When they see Jesus returns, everyone will panic. No one will dare blaspheme Him anymore. Those who believe and don’t believe in Him up till then will say LORD LORD. They claim to do things in God’s name, not Jesus’ name. Blow up buildings in God’s name etc. They are not saved.
Some pastors preach this verse and say you can lose your salvation unless u do what is the will of the Father, but they dun tell u what it is. Trying to control the flock.
The will of the Father is for everyone to believe in Jesus and call Him personal savior and LORD. Now. Before He returns. John 6:40 —> evidence of Father’s will.
Not your works and behavior.
A boss in a Christian organization, how should he assess his staff…
1 Cor 15:10
Is it possible for God to give you grace in vain?
Eg. Given a passion and desire for kids ministry and ideas to make Sunday school creative but u look at work and there is a lot of responsibilities. God doesn’t ask you to go into a ministry u have no desire for. He doesn’t force people who hate kids to serve in kids ministry. U think “Hmm one of these days I must sign up.” Maybe you have the desire but u put partying first and other things more, then it dissipates.
The calling- will u flow with it? Paul flowed with the grace and did much more.
As an employer, assess based on results and the fruits. If u use the grace, there will be fruits. The grace isn’t in vain. See the flow of grace in the person. Not blanket grace- everyone gets 5%. “I know your works…” – Jesus to the churches in Revelation. Sees the fruit in your life.
You see the response people have and it shows whether they can go to the next level.
“I have the passion to do this but I don’t have the time…”- we all have the same amount of time accorded to ourselves. No one was born with extra days or hours.
Spending time in the Word adds length of days and quality of life. Start the day wrong, the day feels arduous even though God loves u… Start the right with God in the inner chamber (Andrew Murray), spending time with the King of kings who has all the power and love for you.
Bosses assess based on performance. How u flow with the grace
Holiness- what is it? Don’t confound holiness with righteousness. An amazing bible teacher texted Ps- I watch your programme and I see the diff btw holiness and righteousness. Most people confound the two
Holiness- To be set apart. Opposite of commonness.
God gave food and sex but God wants us to have sex within confines of marriage. Sometimes u confine something, it explodes, is fulfilling. When u give it all the room, it dissipates, fades away.
God’s first commandment to Adam was to be fruitful and multiply. God could have given the act without pleasure. Ladies lay eggs and men vomit out babies. Lol.
God ordained marriage such that when u split u take a bit of the other away. Like two pieces of paper stuck together. Ordained to become one.
U can argue all u want that u don’t believe God but u will go the same way one day as all- in a box.
Grace teaches= heart transformation.
Looking for the blessed hope of Jesus coming. Not death.
In every letter of Paul, rapture is implied or elucidated or inferred.
God’s way ends up spirit, soul and body. Sexual purity.
God gave Joseph dreams when he was 17yo.
Btw the gift and the interpretation (wisdom to use it), there is a test. You are far away from your family, your boss’ wife likes u and no one else is in the mansion. Just say yes and u get special favours. Joseph said, how can I do this great wickednes?? This was before the Ten Commandments. Practiced God’s presence. Run when there is sexual temptation. Don’t ever say I can handle it.
Temptation —> Confidence in the flesh (I can handle this. She wants a lift. I can handle this. She is married I know but she wants to talk. I can handle this.) —> Sins (indulgence) —> Guilt (perpetual guilt and dimmed to repeat the behavior)
No condemnation in Christ destroys the connection btw guilt and further temptation. Coz if feeling guilty, will think since already wrong a bit might as well go all the way.
Pontious sinned. But Ciaphus, who delivered Jesus to him, had the greater sin.
1 Cor 6:16-20
Flee sexual immorality. Joseph ran because he was afraid he would change his mind.
The moment he said no to the temptation, he was able to interpret the vision. Before he was thrown into prison, he couldn’t interpret his vision accurately.
People who have control over their sexual urges walk in a room and exude this charisma and control.
Sexual immorality (pornea)- 1 Cor 6:18
Every sin a man does is outside his body but sexual immorality is a sin against your body. Doesn’t mean if sick there is sexual immorality in your life. But if you commit sexual immorality, you are sinning against your body and sometimes can face illness.
Why did God let this happen? God didn’t want to let this happen to you but you sinned against your own body.
Confessing because u have been forgiven, not to be forgiven.
When it comes to sin, Paul always reminds us that (V19) the body IS still the temple of the HS.
Conventional teaching is if u sleep around ur body is full of evil spirits. But not true, HS does not leave u despite your sleeping around. He has visions of grandeur for u but any sin u commits brings u up short to the glory He has for u.
The more u give in the more you go under bondage.
U are bought with something the whole world cannot equate- precious blood of Christ. Bought at a great price so that’s why you keep yourself sexually pure so people see His glory when they look at your body and spirit. V20
Don’t you know we shall judge (fallen) Angels?
Don’t be involved in the lust of the Gentiles. We are called to His glory.
All these writings are by the apostle of grace and preached by a pastor of grace.
A guy who is lazy can be reinstated to ministry. A guy who commits adultery. Cannot. Even this isn’t tolerated in secular world.
In our nation’s leadership in the past, they believed that whatever adultery a person does in his home life, he cannot be faithful in the monies he keeps for you. (To politicians)
1 Thess 4:3-8
Have respect for your body. Don’t dress to lure, dress to be pure. Doesn’t mean look like an old goat but dress to be wholesome and healthy.
Don’t be like the people of the world. We are born again and redeemed.
V6- regarding sexual immorality
God takes sides. Egypt’s pharaoh and people died during the days of Moses. No song. Who had a song? His people. What if both brothers are saved and one seduced the other’s wife? 1 Thess 4:6-8
Sexual immorality has big ripples.
Once you learn to say no, easier to say no. And can enter a state where ur mind is clear. No longer see pretty girl as an object but a person. Indulge in porn and your wife looks uglier and uglier to u although your wife still looks the same.
Pastor is stunned that some of the people who were touched by his sermons are openly talking about their victory over pornography. Not sitting under balanced gospel that is half Moses half grace and hiding sexual immorality in the closet.
Testimony from a person who said he needed to know God loves him no matter what and was shown Ps video from YouTube and was moved. Had an addiction to porn but after confessing Jesus is his righteousness, stopped being addicted to watching porn. Now enjoys watching sermons of Ps and leads worship in church without dread and condemnation. Been free of addiction for two years.
Showed testimony of James Wood (a Hillsong delegate). Reminds Pastor about the woman at the well who ran up to people and openly said come see the man that knows about my past.
When the Pharisees brought the woman caught at adultery to Jesus… They waited until the act was done, then brought the woman without the man to contend about grace and law. Jesus was not preaching balance. They saw His grace towards sinners. They knew Him that if a sinner comes to Him, will never be condemned. They knew of His ways of grace and boasted of the law. Despised grace. Threw the woman to Jesus and quoted the law, tried to make Jesus the enemy of Moses. The law brings us to see our shortcomings and the need of a saviour. But what did Jesus do? State himself as the LORD of Moses.
Isaiah- who is my servant? He is deaf.
Jesus is deaf to certain accusations.
Yes, throw the first stone but let he without sin do it.
Jesus came to fulfill the law. He did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill it.
Shimon at the temple of Herod where Jesus and his parents brought offerings to. They came with the baby and the poor man’s offering although they had the richest lamb offering. Shimon comes from Shema – the law. The law is now old. He took the baby and said to God, LORD my eyes have seen your Yeshua. Let your servant depart in peace. He blessed Joseph and Mary but never blessed the baby. Why? Because the baby is greater than him. Then he departed.
With long life I will satisfy him and his eyes see more and more of Jesus.
Hannah came and said to everyone that is looking for redemption – look at this baby. He is our redemption.
Jesus let out the heat of Mt Sinai. Abraham saw Me. Not I saw Abraham. Jesus is the greater one. Before Abraham was, I am.
(I had to stop here to serve for my ministry so I couldn’t finish taking down notes for the full sermon.
I will add on once I get the sermon MP3 😀 )