See your diseases paid for at the Cross. Demonstration of His love for us.
Testimonies from people who went for Right Believing Tour. Video clip of the tour.
People seeing Jesus in the preachings of PP. The gospel some of them have been waiting to hear all their lives. People felt the HS intensively an the grace of God. Some haven’t felt such anointing in a long time.
Standing ovation as we welcome home our pastor. 🙂
One month away was not easy but what a journey it has been. Overwhelmed by the response. Did not expect this sort of response. Enjoyed meeting up with people for the book signing- queues went all the way around the shop and outside the store into the cold. Signed for 2hrs non-stop at some locations. Enjoyed meeting because got to hear miracle stories. A lady said her neighbourhood used to be very wild and violent- always a lot of fighting and shouting. After she got hold of PP’s teachings and shared w her neighbour and they shared w their neighbours etc… slowly the whole neighbourhood was transformed. No more fighting in the Bronx where she lived. Entire neighbourhood impacted. PTL! Lives impacted!
Pastors flew in to Dallas to meet up with Ps. John Grey, Judah Smith, Joel Osteen etc… Wonderful time of communion and fellowship.
The FOX journalist who interviewed PP fellow shipped with him before and after interview.
Pat Boone, Magic Johnson, etc all impacted by the gospel of grace. Magic’s wife listens to PP sermons a lot.
Remember it is the name of JESUS that is being uplifted. Not the name of Joseph Prince.
The way the new york’s times bestseller is determined by sales within USA and editorial team. He was told that his book was #1 but can’t have a Jesus book as #1. So a cook book was made #1 and his book is #2.
JPM international is supported by the American covenant partners themselves and no longer taking support from NCC anymore. JPM does not receive any mission support anymore. Ps preaches in our church fully voluntarily.
God is interested in having Jesus’ name lifted and made central once again.
One of the way God teaches Ps is by comparing and contrasting eg Law demands, Grace supplies. One of the revelations he has shared before is how 2chapt are put side by side in juxtaposition to compare. Eg Lk18 and 19. The rich young ruler emphasised doing, and Jesus knew money had control over the ruler. Effect of law makes one stingy. Gave nothing. Left disappointed. In Lk19, tax collector is like a national traitor serving Romans. Z sorted out Jesus, encountered Jesus. Scandal of grace as Jesus fellowship led with him. Z opened up heart and wallet.
Aren’t you THE MASTER – not ordinary Pharisee. Pharisee of Pharisees. Ashamed to have anyone see him come to see Jesus. Jesus evoked in him a thirst for something more. Although skilled in the Scriptures and Torah and laws etc. hungered.
John3- man. Came by night. Sought Jesus.
John4- woman. Met lady in broad daylight. Jesus sought the woman- went all the way to where she was.
Some think the more learned you are about holiness aka theologian…
Samaritan woman was ignorant of the Word and a gentile. Not Jews. Assyrians and Babylonians by blood although claimed to be Jews. Animosity btw Jews and Samaritans.
Pharisees and priests rejected the Messiah. They know the book but not the author of the book. Jesus left Judea after.
God’s love was rejected but He was not bitter- diff from man’s love . He turns back on those who reject Him and just go somewhere and give His grace elsewhere. So full of love and grace. A little favour from the LORD is worth ten years of labour. Things happen around you for you. Some are very self righteous and DIY, then reject a saviour.
Jesus was comfy speaking to Samaritan woman but see how w Nicodemus-
Nicodemus comes around and said WE KNOW. Jesus told him he needed to be humbled to receive fresh ustdg. Grace given to the lowly and humble.
In John4, Jesus NEEDED to go through Samaria. Jews usually will avoid Samaria to get to Galilee.
Why needed? Because the woman was there. The saviour having been rejected by His own people knew that the woman needed the grace and love that overflowed from Him. He must needs to find her although she was an adulterer.
Jesus sought the sinner in John 4, the theologian sought Jesus in John 3.
There is no misery like a lonely heart. Doesn’t mean U aren’t married or don’t have a partner. Lonely not question of absence or presence of person beside u. The cure is to be alone with Jesus. Loneliness is different from alone-ness. Jesus wants time alone with you. Cure to a lonely heart. A God who stoops down so low even to depend on a drop of water from her to quench His thirst. He reached out to her.
Even Jesus disciples were sent away- God arranged it such that woman was alone with her shepherd who sought her.
Jesus was referring to her search for true love – when u drink solely from human relationships u will be thirsty again. But if you ask Him, He will put a well in you which will quench your emotional and spiritual thirsts. Some are seeking for quenching of thirst outside but He will produce the supply inside us.
The woman’s thinking was natural though. Kept thinking of her water pot. Many of us come to God initially for natural reasons- come to God for body healed, for business blessed, for child to do well for study. Jesus brought her to a place to see the depth of her thirst, to see beyond her toil and water pot.
Divine sandwich – “u have well said ‘I have no said’…” —- pastors don’t usually say you have beautifully said I have no husband.
Jesus knew her but was not repelled by her.
Another compliment He paid, “you spoke truly…”
For the theologian, he humbled him. For the sinner, he lifted her.
Luke 3:5— every valley shall be exalted, every mountain shall be brought low. (From Isaiah)
Stay in a low place, be humbled and u have plenty of favour. Don’t come with an I KNOW attitude. If God’s favour isn’t on you, you won’t succeed.
Nicodemus was gently put in his place but the Samaritan lady was lifted up.
Why did Jesus want to let her know she knew her sins? Was it to shame her? No. God even arranged for them to be alone.
U will never know u are loved unless the person knows everything about u and still love u.
Eg when dating u need to stop putting just your best foot forward. U need to put down your guard at some point and just be yourself. If the person sees all the good and bad and loves u, u know u are loved. That is love.
Jesus drew near and asked her for a favour and wasn’t repelled by her despite her faults.
Nicodemus eventually got saved. But the woman was saved immediately and was immediately an evangelist. No need to go through bible school. Immediate evangelist.
Grace is what makes our people become what we harp and preach for them to become.
Jesus was satisfied with the woman at the well. She later left her water pot behind- heart full of Christ. Met her spiritual need and all her needs subsequently. No longer worried about the natural.
Jesus was satisfied and happy because of her. Our God is full of unselfish, unconditional and abundant love.
When we are so busy fending for ourselves and are too busy to let Him pour out His love on us, it brings Him no joy.
Ps said he brought Jessica to the toy shop. Very expensive toy made her eyes sparkle. He allowed himself to he robbed to make her happy.
What makes u happy? To see your child happy. What more does the Heavenly Father want to see us happy?
Who did Jesus reveal Himself as the Messiah?
See v19- perceived. Him as a prophet
Jesus told her the ones who receive His grace are those who can worship Him in spirit and in truth. Not about which mount you worship on.
Jesus stooped down and changed her life.
“I who am speaking unto you, I AM.” – directly revealed who He is to her. Not to Nicodemus.
Jesus told theologian everything about u must be born again. But to the woman he says stop drinking from wells that don’t satisfy, I will give you a well that never runs dry.
Joel Osteen always criticised by Theologians but his ministry uses simple illustrations to impact lives for Jesus. His ministry is like Jesus ministering to the woman at the well.
Let us learn to receive and accept diff giftings in the body of Christ.
Nicodemus mentioned thrice in bible. Halfway through John (in Jn 7:50-51), he stood up to speak in defence for Jesus. At this point prob saved already but still a secret believer.
But the woman became an immediate believer and evangeliser!
(Ps reveals he feels like going back to midweek services again- but one night)
Jesus went from Virgin womb to virgin tomb.
Bible keeps reminding us Nicodemus came to Jesus by night lol. He used his wealth to buy myrrh and aloe for Jesus- clear now he is saved.
God hides truths in the bible.
When someone takes from Jesus, He is refreshed. When someone takes from a human, he feels drained. The difference.
Jesus stayed with Samaritans for 2 days.
Now go to 2 Peter 3:8- For God 1000y is like 1 day… 2013 is slightly 2000y after Jesus’ rejection by Messiah. The woman who accepted Jesus that the Pharisees and leaders rejected- for 2000y, Jesus who came as a Jew, His church has been made up of predominantly Gentiles.
John 4:43- After 2 days he left the Gentiles and returned to Israel.
We are the generation after 2 days.
History of men- Adam was 6000y ago, Abraham to Jesus was 2000y apart… The 1000y of rest is coming.
1948- Israel returned after 2000y. Prophecy fulfilled.
Israel might be tiny. But the God who keeps Israel neither slumbers nor sleep.
Did God hide the story of John 3 and 4?
Jacob when he was old, gathered his 12 sons and prophesied over them. When he got to Joseph, he blessed Joseph as reaching beyond the wall.
John 4:5—- that was where Jesus reached out to the Samaritan lady. The heavenly Joseph at the fruitful bough by the well that reaches out to the Gentiles. Blessing whilst resting, whilst tired. How much more can He bless when He is strong and He is strong by the Father’s right hand today.
Journeyed toward the sunrise – first time they turn around and face the Sun rise. The story of the Bronze Serpent happened at night. John 3 hidden here.
Samaritan woman (John 4) encounter happen in the day.
The well- Num 21:16-17- in John 4 is hidden here.
How many of u are willing today to come to Jesus in your need and sin & receive from Him today?
We are so defensive because we have no assurance our sins are forgiven. None of us are exempted from this.
When a business man owes a huge financial debt, won’t wanna open his ledger. It fills him with despair and dread. So tells secretary to just open it and pay what is possible but don’t tell him how much is owed. A tycoon friend pays for it and he no longer has to worry about it. Now he can look at that ledger, the more he sees, the more he feels grateful to his benefactor.
We have no prob confessing our sins if we know we already have been forgiven. We can talk openly about it and ask loved ones to pray about it. If we don’t, when our loved ones make any noise we get defensive and say “U also the same what!”
Jesus believe that when people know they are forgiven much, they will love much. Opposite from how the world thinks.
U don’t have to pray big prayers, or annunciate clearly, or use Elizabethan English… Just be sincere and open as u talk to Jesus. No room for temptation if u talk openly to Jesus.
Grace craves alone-ness with u. Inwardly know that Jesus can understand you like no one can.
(What a friend we have in Jesus- sung)
That’s our LORD Jesus. Just tell Him. Learn to talk to Him. When u are sad, angry or tempted tell Him.
Keep on talking to Him even if prob still there. Don’t forget U spoke to Him after the prob is resolved. Tell others to spend alone time with Him.
Those in America watched Ps on TV miles away yet have testimonies to share. So u don’t have to be in The Star. Only have to receive Jesus and His grace wherever u are. Jesus is with you wherever u hear this message.
Anything that would stand btw ur communion with God was borne by Christ. U can talk to Jesus as a friend today. He will never be repelled by you.