The next chap talks about the victory that ensued as a result of finished work of Christ. Floodgate of blessings released over the people
When Jesus spoke to Jews of His day, u shall blv the truth and the truth shall set u free
Right living preached from pulpit but not many people living right. U just blv right to live right. Toxic emotions of fear, guilt and depression affect u when do not blv right. Wrong thinking due to wrong believing and hearing wrong things. Blv wrong because think wrong and experience wrong because blv wrong.
Kids when start to feel right will behave right.
Emotions are red flags that tell us we have wrong blvg in our lives.
The righteous shall live by faith.
Many places, pulpit hasn’t revealed anything good for people to blv so they blv an error.
God will never ever again ever be angry with u. Never.
For everything Ps says, he will give us scripture
God swore but He doesn’t have to swear. We have to swear in a court of law because we lack integrity. But God cannot lie, cannot hate u or cheat u or betray u or make u pay your tithes… Etc. He gives us the privilege of responding with love.
When tithing was first intro in bible, there was no threat of the curse. No one told Abraham if u don’t tithe u will be cursed. He had a revelation. He didn’t want people to say men made him rich. Melchizedek’s first words- blessed be Abraham of the most high God and blessed be the most high God. Blessings and no curse. Jesus ministry is after the order of Melchizedek priesthood and not leviticus priesthood
We partake of communion knowing His broken body was to put us together and this blood washes us clean.
The wealth is in the tithe.
Melchizedek brought bread and wine (health). Abraham responded w tithe (wealth).
Tithing isn’t for all.
Priesthood of Melchizedek is meaty stuff. When Abraham met Melchizedek, Levi was in his loins. Four generations away. When u tithe, u bless generations after u.
Disproportionate influence of Jews to create wealth.
(Paused to react to kiddo- sorry!!)
God has put up his hands to say to tell us He will no longer be angry with believers again. Double iron clad guarantee that He will never be angry with us again. Clear passage w a sworn oath. Not some obscure passage.
God swore by Himself that in blessing I will bless u, and multiplying I will multiply u. Rainbow is Him hanging His bow up in the sky and not shooting his judgment at us again.
Regardless of the Hollywood movies that show flooding and aliens attacking, we need not fear.
Rebuke here- condemn
There is therefore now no condemnation in Christ Jesus.
Christ has borne all your sins at the cross and absorbed every last drop and vestige of it and cried out IT IS FINISHED. So God has sworn He is done w being angry with you.
Throne of grace and not judgment.
Keep on walking boldly to obtain mercy and find grace to find help in times of need
– gospel of the blessed Ma-ka-rios (blessed and happy God)
Many times people think God is angry with them because the preacher is angry.
Pastor was reading the papers and frowning one day & his daughter thought she was angry with her. Smile at your kids. They are quick to blame themselves when u look upset.
The world can’t see God but they see His representatives.
Some people think the man at the pulpit is not a man of God unless he whacks them in their sermons.
God didn’t call us to beat the sheep but to feed the sheep
There were two smiting of the rock-
First time was with Moses. The people were thirsty
Moses first miracle was judgment- water to blood. Jesus first miracle brought life- water to wine.
Grace is higher than the law. The servant doesn’t abide in the house forever.
Moses hit the rock and water came out. Rightly so. Jesus was smited for us. So now we need to stop hitting ourselves, our spouse… Jesus has taken it for us.
It was a torrential waterfall that came from that rock. Not Trickle.
Second time, the people got thirsty again. The high rock was before them. Rept Jesus. U don’t have to smite The Rock again. He doesn’t have to die for us again. His work is efficacious forever. God told Moses to speak to The Rock but Moses was fed up of people’s complaining. Called them rebels. Spoke unadvisedly according to the Psalms.
Jesus had compassion for the people. Saw people as Sheep without a shepherd, sheep needing feeding. God’s compassion.
If God doesn’t speak, u can squeeze the rock and nothing will flow out. U will just hurt.
If you have a need, speak.
Lack? Confess supply.
Sickness? Confess healing.
But why do u confess sin when we battle with sin? We now confess I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST.
In the States, many people having smoking or porn addictions confesses this and by His divine power, lost the desire to continue in the habit. The last thing u want to do is confess u are the righteousness of God in Christ when u are sinning. But so many people confess it every time they watch porn or smoke and one day lost desire to do so.
A guy w a porn addiction, a martial artist w high discipline but no will power or discipline to overcome habit. But confessed and was able to overcome it. If it is u overcoming w ur will power, u will have to maintain it. If God does it, He does the work it in you.
Back to Moses. Moses hit the rock twice out of anger. Water still flowed but result is Moses could not enter promised land. Serious coz God was more than willing to quench their thirst but Moses didn’t allow Him to appear gracious.
Takes YESHUA to bring us in to the promised land.
(Paused- family emergency. Sorry!!)
Peter – stone
James – replaced
John – grace
The law has been supplanted by grace
God said to then to hear Jesus. Did He judge them? “Don’t be afraid”. Word of grace was spoken.
Jesus closed the book at the year of grace and did not go on to the day of vengeance. We need to stop at grace too coz the day of vengeance is not here yet.
God wanted to destroy Sodom & Gomorrah. Abraham asked Him to spare S&G… Went on to say if there are ten, He will not destroy. People say God is destroying America today, but that is wrong.
Abraham walked w God before law given 450y later. U don’t need to walk w the law to walk w God. Under law is diff dispensation.
David understood grace. New cov man in old cov body. He always appealed to God that Your grace endures forever. David’s sin was imputed to him but ours are not.
Abraham did lie. But God made him rich. Not because he lied.
James and John were defending The Lord’s honour according to OT precedence. Quoted scripture to Jesus.
Jesus turned and rebuked them saying they were of the wrong spirit and was here to save, not condemn.
Today we are trying to use Old Testament judgement to apply to people. That’s not right. God is not judging now. He will judge and that is one day when Jesus returns. He is now a God of grace, asking us to come home.
Bad things are happening today not coz God is judging but because of bad decisions that stem from wrong believing.
—— end sermon (from the right believing tour at Joel’s church)