Sermon note (3rd svc)By Pastor Prince
Keeps on hearing and hearing the Word of God
Meditate on what you are preaching.
There is a difference between feeding and serving. All leaders must be good feeders. Feed on what you serve. Meditate first.
When Pastors and leaders hunt for precious gems for their people to minister to them, they must remember to roast what they have hunted.
Feed on what we have gotten.
If any man thirst, let him come to Me and drink! You drink for yourselves you don’t drink for others.
Out of the belly u shall flow rivers! Rivers is for others!
When we drink well, rivers of living water will flow out of you!
Drink deeply. Drink for your own satisfaction.
We need to be refreshed first, from our bellies will flow living water for others!!
Keep on hearing hearing and hearing.
Therefore He who supplies (present continuous tense in Greek) the Spirit to you and works (present continuous tense in Greek) miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
God constantly supplies whatever i need.
Whatever you are doing, God is constantly working miracles!
Grace is all about supply.
Law is all about demand.
Wake up and believe God supplies all my needs! He has prepared the way for me! Knowing this, we are effectively under grace!
When God works miracles in me, does He do it because we keep all the laws or because we believe what we heard? The answer is obvious. Because we believe what we heard!
Jesus worked miracles among sinners!
Keep on believing what we have heard! Pastor Prince sees a new glory in Pastor Mark’s life and preaching. He kept on hearing and hearing!
We cannot fight ourselves out of fear. We cannot bring ourselves there by effort. We can hear our ways out of anxieties.
Look for our fears and worries and all are no longer there!
Hearing of faith brings miracles in our lives!!
While they are listening, (through Jesus is preached to us the forgiveness of sins) and holy spirit fell on them.
We can receive miracles just by hearing!!
Keep on listening!! Keep on hearing the Word and the Word will go forth in power!
Which position are we in? Are we on grace ground, on Christian ground, on law old covenant ground?
Delivered from the law. The law was not given to man to justify man by. The law came in that the offence might abound. The strength of sin is the law. The spring of holiness is grace!
We are not justified by the law but by the blood of Christ.
As you have received Christ (by grace through faith), so walk you in Him!!
Start by grace through faith and continue by faith through grace.
The law was given and it was to make man guilty and every man will be stopped. When they act like they have no sins.
We have all sins. Sin is sin before God.
Do we keep the law for our holiness?
Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.
For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death.
But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.
Sin’s Advantage in the Law
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead.
Dead to the law means no response to the law.
Dead to the law through the body of Christ! Our flesh needs the law to be activated. The flesh is not our body.
The part of us that wants to sin is the flesh. In our flesh dwells no good things.
We are not in the flesh but we have the flesh. We are in the spirit.
We activate the flesh when we try to do something good. Just rest in Christ and let Christ takes over. The moment we try, the flesh takes over.
What stirs the flesh? There is no better flesh.
The flesh can either holds back or pushes all the way to the front.
Flow with the spirit.
Pride is men activating his flesh.
When you bring yourself under law, the strength of sin is the law.
The devil comes in like religious devil to ask you to keep the flesh and to promote self-righteousness and is very subtle.
Dead to the law and married to Jesus who is risen from the dead!
Boaz a picture of Christ. When Ruth married him, the royalty continues.
The law was given by Moses, grace and truth CAME by Jesus.
We are not under Moses, we are under Jesus. We are under Supply!
To bear fruits to death – sinful passion arouse by the law. Sickness is death begun. Death in the eyes of God is degeneration. God never meant for men to grow old or have disease.
Nothing wrong with the law. They think they are trying to be holy.
Opposite of death is life!
Only when you are dead to the law, you are life to God.
See a need, bring a supply! Not to judge!
God told Adam and Eve the consequences of the tree of knowledge of good and bad.
Men was not meant to grow old.
Law is holy and good but GRACE is greater!
Jesus is greater than Moses.
Just by believing the truth. Right believing produce right living.
God’s anger is satisfied in the body of Christ
His anger is not on us.
Jesus had 12 disciples and He called one of them devil, who is Judas. Go by majority.
Jesus said by their fruits u shall know them.
Sickness is death begun
Life begun is health!
God wants you to have life and life more abundantly!!
But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.”
Quantity and quality of Faith.
There were a soldier and a housewife in the bible. They were both non-Jews. Not conscious of 10 commandments but conscious of Jesus and His power. They had great faith.
The more you are under the law, the more grace cannot operate.
Man shall not live by bread alone!
Brain cells coming alive while u listen!
Live by every Word that proceed from the mouth of God!
Thank God He brought grace! We are on grace ground! We are now sons to our Father!
The name above every other name is Abba Father! Feel family closeness!
Keep that spirit of sonship alive!!
The son inherit
We are not only talking about holiness but about life!
Jesus first miracle – turn water to wine. (Lord of substance and matters, time)
Second miracle – man whose son had fever and was dying and went to Jesus for help. Jesus was more than 20 miles away. He spoke and his son was healed. (Lord of time and space)
Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives (zao).” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”
Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.
We live by believing. Not by doing.
God’s favour is all over me!
Live by believing!!!
Life of Rest!
The devil wanna affect your believing. Come to church to listen to good news!
Lives is recover from diseases!
You live! Your family lives!
I have my Jesus and i believe His word! Heaven and earth will pass away but His word will never pass away!
When we are sick we need more life!
Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
The stars tell the story of the Bible.
Astrology is evil.
We don’t need to know how to read the stars because we have bible now.
Recount the story of the stars.
The laws was for infant. When grace came, grace brought us in the position of sonship.
Under law we called God Yahweh (distance), but under grace we called God Abba Father!
Under law, We are conscious of what we are to God.
Under grace, We are conscious of what God is to us.
Only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.
The woman who was bow down for 12 years had dust-mentality until she met Jesus.
Shepherd who protect the sheep so much and will stand for the sheep.
Justify the Gentiles by faith. Make right with God by faith!
Submit to righteousness unto holiness!
Righteousness a gift from God!
We are righteous by faith!!
So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
Blessed equally with Abraham!
He and his wife lived ripe old age more than 100 years old!
Unbelieving kings wanted Sarah at her old age! God renewed Sarah’s youth.
There is something about you, true believers have light in their eyes and face shines with glory!
Believe we are justified and righteous by faith!
We are cleansed every week, cleanse away the dust that makes us orphan spirit.
We are righteous by faith! Justification by faith! Blessed with believing Abraham.
The seed of the righteous is delivered.
There shall be no evil happen to the just.
Blessings are on my head because i am the righteousness of God in Christ!!
Jesus One time offering avails for all times!
God does not see sin on us though we have sin in us. With God there is no sin on us in His eyes.
We are constantly in God’s presence.
We are right now in the holy of holy!
God is light and light shines on me! The spotless purity of Jesus is on me!
God wants us to be in His presence.
We have no sin on us before God.
We are always in the holy of holy with us! We are in the presence of God! He is Father, we are sons!
Sons live by love!!
Obedience by love.
We confess our sins because we are forgiven not to be forgiven.
The Law Brings a Curse
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.”
Works of the law – law ground.
When one is under the principle of law, one is under curse.
When you see a christian sick, that does not means he or she are under law.
But sometimes, as believers, in theory we understand grace, but actually in practical, we are under the law ground. The law is not the law if it bends.
It is not enough to say we do our best under law ground.
God wants His people blessed and not cursed.
God loves, God disciplines when someone lives in sins.
Jacob deceived his father. He was disciplined. Jacob’s favourite son, Joseph, was taken away from him by his other children and they took the blood of sheep skin to deceive Jacob.
We do fall in sin but we don’t live in sin.
We are the righteousness of God in Christ.
This is really who we are!
We don’t have to sin when we live in grace.
Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
We have the spirit of sonship.
We operate by believing.
When we believe right, good works will flow.
Son of Man. The Son of Man is the title of the Messiah.
“I was watching in the night visions,
And behold, One like the Son of Man,
Coming with the clouds of heaven!
He came to the Ancient of Days,
And they brought Him near before Him.
Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom,
That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
Which shall not pass away,
And His kingdom the one
Which shall not be destroyed.
Jesus Christ is Lord! There will be no more needs for hospitals an policemen.
And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
The Lord of Glory came down as a man to die for us as a substitute!
The head that had no where to lay, a golden crown!
Reaping the Earth’s Harvest
Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.
The Father will crown with glory His head who had no where to lay!
Every time there is shame, when He appeared in glory we will appear with Him in glory!
We truly have life!!!