(Apologies. We were late for second service as our younger son isn’t feeling well)
Prosperity with a purpose. God doesn’t want us to be selfish and wants us to have fulfilling lives by giving.
Some think the church grew because of electric guitar or the pianist or the worship leader or humour. They think it is the song and dance. They don’t believe it is because of Jesus being lifted up. Ps hardly preaches on money.
Prospering is fine but not be greedy and selfish. Does God want people poor to keep them humble? No. He wouldn’t want little kids who prostitute themselves because parents abandon them and they are destitute.
Everything in Heaven is bling bling there. So if u have prob w prosperity, might have to ask God to tone it down. Men thinks heaven’s path is paved w gold. No. It is solid gold through and through. Not gold on top and far below.
But we must be careful not to go into the love of money. Don’t misquote the bible. The love of money is the root of all evil. Not money is the root. There are poor people who love money.
God will command the blessings on your storehouses.
God will call us Christ-ian. By Jesus’ name.
There is a lady whose husband hates the gospel and is anti God and anti Christ. One day the husband kicked her and then the feet that kicked her swelled up.
This is why Jesus says bless them who curse u and pray for them who spite u. We are protected by God. If we don’t pray for them, how?
We have a strong shepherd who is with us. We aren’t just defenceless sheep.
People will try to push u down. But u are like a beach ball in the water. When God blesses u, no one can put u down. Buoyant.
Wherever u are, u will lead. Head not the tail. Above ONLY & not beneath.
It takes theologians to confuse us who call black white and white black. And call curses blessings. But the Word is clear.
In Christ we are being blessed. Every type, every kind and every variety of blessing is ours in Christ.
Our response is to never try to earn it. We don merit it. We are blessed so that we can obey. OT we are to obey or else can’t be blessed.
So every Christian should be walking in the fullness of the blessing, so why aren’t we?
If there is someone out there who claims to be Christian but is fornicating, Ps cannot understand it. He should know how much Christ loves him so how could be live like this and bring shame to the name of Jesus?
Some fill their form as Christians but might not be. A pig might put on sheep fur, it is still a pig. But once it sees the mud, it will roll in it. They didn’t put their faith in Jesus but go to church and call themselves as Christian.
Lady who came to Christ after hearing the preaching of the Word by pastor, didn’t have willpower to quit smoking, so she asked Jesus to help her. Next day she lost all desire to smoke. She was an intense smoker. This is the power of the gospel.
Spiritual (pneumatikos)- in Eph 1:3
Defined as “Belonging and emanating from the divine spirit.”
Spiritual therefore means the source of the blessing is God Himself
Some feel can see is real; Can’t see= isn’t real. This is the world.
2 Cor 4:17-18
Problems are light. Produces heavy glory. God wants us to look at the things that can’t be seen. The world wants us to focus on things that can be seen which is temporal. The unseen is eternal. The world has it on backwards.
Right now there are angels surrounding us. We can’t see them but they are around. Do u know u are a spirit? God breathed into men His breath. Body is made of dust. Not the real u. That’s why when we die, our body goes back to dust. This animated life that causes ur heart to beat comes from His breath. U can’t bring this body of heaven. Just a shell. The real u is a spirit.
Spirits- evil and good- are all unseen but eternal. U can feel and see ur chair? It is temporal. Will decay. Whatever u can see is temporal. What u can’t see is eternal.
God didn’t revoke His breath. That’s why when we die, body decays but men lives forever. After we die, spirit needs to go somewhere. Whether Heaven or Hell, the spirit lives forever.
We can’t see spirits or demon. Some people think they have “hong” (Traditional meds in Chinese) and get pains, they say it is rheumatism. But we speak the Word in the name of Jesus over the pain and they are healed. Evil spirit.
The evil spirits have to go somewhere too. Hell is real. U don’t choose Jesus, u will go to hell.
Lady possessed spoke w female voice. But when pastor prayed in the name of Jesus over her, a deep male voice spoke through her throat and not mouth. Said it wanted her mind.
We have means to tap into wifi and radio waves today. Unseen. Years ago, u tell people about tapping into wifi etc, they would have laughed at u.
2 Cor 1:18-20
There are people who teach the OT blessings are for OT church and NT blessings are for NT church.
But when Paul preached, it wasn’t some blessings are yes and no. In Him it was YES for ALL the promises of God from Genesis to Revelation. And in Christ, AMEN to the glory of God… Not maybe so.
Can’t understand preachers who say u can’t tell if u are saved until u die.
God didn’t breathe into this book so answers are uncertain. God deals w certainties. Word written so we may believe in the Son of God and have life.
Men deals w conjectures and uncertainties. But God deals w certainties and sureties.
Big Bang- it is a conjecture.
Isaac Newton is a strong believer and had an atheist friend. Invited friend to scientific lab and created a little model of the universe. He had a device that he made to cause the planets to move. His friend asked if he he made it. He said, no there was a Big Bang and it lined up like that in his room. Lol.
Big Bang – u can’t bang up a bicycle and get a BMW. It wasnt random.
Atheists deny God to justify what they do.
Promise is regardless of bhv. Promise reflects on the giver and not the receiver. God doesn’t have to swear or promise but when He does, it is a double clad certainty.
2Cor 1:20 – “through us” —> when we say AMEN, He gets the glory. That is the response and wants from is.
See the NLT version for this verse.
Amen = so be it.
Aman means faith in Hebrew. Amen comes from Aman. First used by Abraham when God showed him the stars. Abraham believed in the LORD. He said Amin.
Amen means I BELIEVE IT. U are true and faithful. Praises God for His integrity.
Every morning, God breathes blessings on us. Catch it by saying AMEN! – something Jewish rabbis teach.
“The power of the Amen”- sermon that pastor preached last time. In it he spoke of this guy who lived long and when he was a boy, when he fled Poland for Vienna when WW1 broke out, he attended a religious school. The teacher told them that there was going to be a Jewish celebration the next day that starts at 1pm, out of the ordinary. It will not happen again until 87y later. And this teacher is a mathematician. And he said may they all live to see that day. Everyone sniggered. But the boy said AMEN and he felt a warm protective feeling come over him. And when WW2 happened, he felt that protection feeling over him. Lived all the way until he celebrated that celebration again. Over hundred odd years old.
If the promise is stipulated for a specific person, yes it is their’s.
The world mocks Christians for saying amen over everything. But they are always saying F F F, what F? No control over the mouth? If people is stressed out but u are at rest, u are abnormal. If u are blessed and others aren’t, u are abnormal. Joseph, Esther, Ruth were abnormal. If u are reproached for the glory of Christ, the blessing is on u. Great is ur reward in Heaven- not enjoy only after u die; Heaven is ur source of reward and u can enjoy it even here.
Why conform to be like the world?
Jesus is the amen of God. See Rev 3:14. Jesus’ name is AMEN.
Bible says Jesus says “Verily I say to u” but every time u see verily, he is saying AMEN I SAY TO U. In John, he says AMEN AMEN I say to u, he who believes in me will never die.
God doesn’t deal w conjectures. He deals w AMEN.
COUPLE from Puerto Rico and lived in Dallas who moved to SG due to husband’s job. Four consecutive miscarriages before moving to SG. Went to great doctors who did many tests but found nothing wrong. 23/12/12- came to NCC. Never knew grace although grew up as Christians. Next Sunday, prayed for baby during vision Sunday seperately and delighted to find out late that they prayed for same thing. Served rock kids and soon found out she was pregnant. But knew grace now and partook of Holy a on. And on 2/11/13, her waterbag broke. Went hospital and within an hour, baby came out. Doctor remarked some kids come running, urs came sprinting. Praise and glory to Jesus.
The first thirteen times, Deut 27, all the way amen is said over curses. In Deut 28, no one said amen to the blessings. Because those people didn’t obey the commands and Jesus had not come. So thank God Jesus came because blessings aren’t ours until we can say AMEN to the promises of God.
Joshua build an altar for the burned offerings to God. Ps asked to visit Joshua’s altar during his last Israel visit. He wanted to see it as it was discovered not too long ago. Israel govt gave special permission and army escort to visit it.
The opp mountain for blessings pronounced, everyone can go. Jesus redeemed us from the curse not the blessings. So the mountain for blessings have no altar. But the one with altar is the mountain where curses were pronounced. Blessings> curses.
No more curses for believers. We have been ransomed and redeemed.
When u say AMEN now, know why.
Angel Gabriel appeared to Zechariah and he asked the angel “How do I know what u are saying is true?” Gabriel pronounced him to be dumb for a season until the boy is born. When Gabriel appeared to Mary, he said she is highly favoured AMONG women (not above women). As believers we are highly favoured among people too. Mary asks by what means will this happen? The HS will overshadow her and come on to her. What was her reply? AMEN (aka be it unto me) & she became pregnant with the promises of God.