When God gives, it isn’t like us. He won’t ask for it back even If he is upset w us the next month.
God put Adam in charge as a guardian of this Earth. God told him to have dominion over the earth. Viceroy. Over everything that creeps over the earth.
Devil possessed the snake to find expression on earth = akin to the law
Men prefer snake talk to God talk – now and then
Adam allowed his wife to talk to the snake. Women like to talk if u don’t talk to them they will talk to someone else.
Since Adam fell, the devil took over the authority of the earth that isn’t his.
Every time u cry, God is not the author of it. God hates sin, death etc. – they were never meant to be. Disasters not of God.
U have free choice to choose.
God can’t stop men or rather He will not. He gave the gift of free choice. U have the freedom to choose but not the freedom to choose the consequence.
U can choose to put hand in fire but can’t choose to feel pain or not. Can choose sin but can’t choose the consequence.
Jesus is always lifting and mending and raising the dead and healing the sick – God is a good God.
Know we live in the world of post consequences. Blame devil and man. Not God.
If a small plane crashes and three people are inside. One just learned to swim, one has swam for years and the last is Olympic swimmer. The first one swims a bit and sinks, the next swam three hours and sank & the last swam for a day and sank. All sank. U can be an Olympic moral person and u will still sink. U can stay afloat longer than a beginner swimmer, but still sink. We need someone to throw a life saver. Our saviour came with a life saver and saved us. U don’t stop swimming instructions when someone is drowning. Books are wonderful but they can’t save.
Jesus came on a quiet night. No one cared but the angels and some shepherds.
JESUS born a SAVIOUR. Not a law giver. What men needs is a saviour. Men has the Ten Commandments for three thousand five hundred years. Look at the world today. Morality is clearly not the answer.
More preachers and pastors need confidence in the gospel restored.
Salvation here is word for complete salvation. Not just for after life but during life here on earth. Jesus name means salvation.
Make sure u get the right kind of gospel. So many types of preaching out there.
Moral uplifting u are not even conscious of- right believing by faith.
U don’t start on faith and go back to performance.
It is through faith that a righteous person can have life. Nothing u can do. Have faith and u will live.
Based NOT on obedience but RIGHT R/S that comes by FAITH.
Abraham- has spiritual and physical descendants.
So many people still preaching on obedience.
Law is like HD camera. Shoot me from afar. Unforgiving. Not the fault of the mirror. The person is ugly. By the law is the knowledge of sin.
Transformed by beholding the son.
About promise and inheritance- inherit not just heaven but earth.
People not inheriting coz still going by obedience to God’s law. U focus on Jesus. Not try to obey. U manifest the gift of obedience effortlessly as u focus on Jesus. And can’t help but love and love is the fulfilment of the law.
Lawlessness is in the hearts. Law can only establish fear of punishment. Used for governing society and that is good.
But we are talking about life transformation not behaviour mod…
People obey out of fear. But gospel is about heart transformation.
Promise is pointless if law can do it and faith is not necc.
The only way to avoid breaking the law is to have no law to break. – in NLT
God can look at someone who is immoral and when he passes them by… No doubt prostitution is wrong but if she has faith in the LORD, He responds to her.
Worst sin is unbelief. Greatest holiness is faith.
U can be nice and moral and charitable and faithful steward and a long time Christian- but u can be crying when u have the same sickness as a pros & she gets healed but U aren’t. U demand ur healing from right doing but all she has is her right belief by faith.
Person who was an addict but church server. Lady felt like a hypocrite and suicidal. 16y of addiction. Watched D2R and watched word of faith hours daily even whilst under the influence of cgi and marijuana. Keep hearing ur way out of trouble even if still in it. Not good enough but still listening for hours. Hope filled her heart. Realised God never mad at her. Would thank God she is the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus even as she was smoking. Satan hates it. He will make them feel they are hypocrites. But the only way out is to receive the gift even in the midst of your son. Is she trying to obey the law or receiving by faith? It is ALL in Jesus’ robes of righteousness. Every gift. He gave you his white robes of righteousness and takes ur filthy rags away. It isn’t yours but it is yours now. U get it?
Some oppose our ministry like this- u can sin and still claim to be righteous.
No they never quote in full- that the righteousness is in Christ. Not self.
The people who testify about right believing and being freed are those who have been entrapped by sin, not Pharisees.
God paid for the gift at what a cost yet we keep trying to pay it.
Jesus says for us, it is worth it.
The most humble thing u can say is I am the righteousness of God in Christ with all our heart. Not like a parrot.
She decided to quit and decided that He is enough for her. She suddenly just lost the desire for drugs. No patches. No rehab. The desire was removed. It is supernatural. To God be all the glory.
Now her family and her is involved in Prison minister & says it is time for the captives to be set free by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
People repackage the law and say it is true. Then u preach the true gospel and they say things like the gospel of grace is new. It isn’t. Paul preached it.
Paul’s letters are given by the ascended Christ. All bible is written for us but not all is written to us.
Many of the things Jesus said in his earthly ministry- kindergarten of all his teachings. Before HS came on the disciples.
Not comparing Jesus word in red in the gospel to Paul’s letter. All bible is written to us but not all of it is for us. The four gospels are like the kindergarten of the gospel- the ABCs.
But what is written in the letters are from the ascended, enthroned and glorified Christ. Jesus appointed Paul after he rose from the dead to write the letters- 3/4 of the NT.
Peter, who was there with Jesus during his ministry on Earth, called Paul’s letters SCRIPTURE.
Isaiah 51. What is good news to the poor? Father’s heart is for us to be provided for.
Jesus never made people poor. If anything he multiplied loaves and fishes. There is deceitfulness in riches – if u tie up how materially rich U are to how happy u are= sad.
Poverty also has its dangers.
So we declare – the LORD IS MY SHEPHERD I have everything I need. I shall not lack.
Instead of your shame u will have double honour.
Webster, father of English dictionary, was a strong and devoted Christian. In his orig dictionary, he actually defined many bible terms. Censored out now.
Shame is defined in Webster as a painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or having done something which injures reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or modesty prompts us to conceal.
What causes consciousness of guilt? The law. It takes the law to make u conscious of sin. Sin was wrong from the start but no one was conscious sin is wrong until law was given. Law is a mirror.
Adam and Eve were naked and not ashamed- ust the context. Not naked without clothing. God crowned men, enveloped men w His glory and honour, authority. Like a bright light. How else would Adam command a giant mammoth or dino?
But once he sinned against God, Jerusalem bible said he forfeited the glory of God (some bibles phrase this as fall short of the glory of God).
“Father the glory You have given Me, I have given them.”- Jesus’ word.
First question in OT- Where are you? – God to A&E
First question in NT- WHERE IS HE? –
Wise men about Jesus. Because if u find where He is, u find yourself.
Gen 3:10- first appearance of FEAR.
Mother of all fear is fear of death. Fear when there is nothing to fear. Nothing to fear but fear itself.
God hates fear. In book of rev, the first that go in to lake of fire are fearful and then those that are unbelieving… Whoremongers etc are all after these two groups.
He does not want us to fear germs or fear people…
How did fear began?
The consciousness of shame/ guilt- “I was afraid BECAUSE I was naked”
Long before this, no sickness, addiction, disease…
Never ever say “shame shame” to kids. Esp their body. Never tell the kids they are shameful. Tell them they are wonderfully and beautifully made by God. We can train our kids up without making them feeling shameful. Even when they fail, shame shouldn’t come in.
The world likes to use shame but it causes fear.
Who told u u are naked? – God then didn’t ask if it is the devil. Knew it is the tree.
Tree of knowledge of good and evil is not the tree of sin or tree of evil.
It is called the internet – note this is a joke by Ps.
The tree of kg of Gd and Evil= a type of the Law
Shame entered after A&E consumed from it. Knew they were naked.
This is why we have candlelit dinner. Not dinner at places lit by a blinding bright. lol. People don’t want their dates to see their physical flaws.
By the law is not the knowledge of God but the knowledge of sin.
Why? Because JESUS HAS COME.
EVERYTHING CHANGED. Jesus is here.
When they captured Jesus in the garden…
Jesus said, no man takes my life from Me
Even when they wanted to push him over a cliff, he was able to walk away in their midst.
They had no power over him for he was sinless. He knew no sin and in Him was no sin.
Someone (Pilate) who didn’t know God examined Jesus and found him blameless.
The centurion saw Jesus as someone diff from all the other prisoners he had executed before and said “Certainly this is the Son of God”
When Jesus walked the earth, the demons would cry out “I KNOW YOU! The HOLY ONE OF GOD!”
The one who betrayed him saw him in every situation every day for 3.5yrs…
Judas threw the money he received to betray Jesus and said, “I have betrayed innocent blood.”
World says Jesus was murdered. But He wasn’t. No one could stone His or kill him before His time.
In the garden, the moment Jesus answered I AM when the soldiers asked which of them was Jesus, the soldiers fell.
Numerous high priests but none of them ever tore their garment. Forbidden – said so in book of exodus.
When the High Priest asked if Jesus says He is the Son of God, Jesus told him I AM. And the high priest tore his garments. The priesthood of the law came to an end in the face of Melchizedek priesthood.
Jesus did not hide from all the spitting and insults and abuse. The Son of God greater than the angels and Moses… They spat at the face of God so today we have double honour. He paid for our shame.
Rotation. 6 strong men. They would use increasing levels of whips. Whips w thorns, w hooks… When one is tired from whipping, another takes over to whip.
By His stripes we are healed.
They brought Jesus to the gov hall (praetorium).
Jesus could see His bones that were exposed from the long scouring- prob a few hours. Blood everywhere.
Whole garrison was gathered. 500-1000 men.
Stripped Him. Mocked Him and laughed at Him. Picture being stripped naked and laughed at by all your enemies who are watching.
Jesus was red and purple inside and outside- physically, emotionally and the robe also.
This is the price for our shame.
The thorns are 4-6 inches long. Made into a crown and pressed on His head. This is for those of us with dirty thoughts and worries and unclean minds. He took our curse.
Reed is bamboo like stick- like a flute. Hard, not soft. They used the reed to strike Him on His head. Struck- imperfect tense. They kept hitting him on the head. Not hit once. See NIV – again and again they struck him on the head and spitting on Him. Hammer the thorns in.
Not “why did he deserve all that” but “I DESERVED ALL THAT but He took all that so that today I have double honour.”
Shame- ‘bo-sheth’ (phonetic, must check actual spelling)
Mephibosheth- from his mouth came shame.
Jonathan honoured and loved David. Made covenant to watch over each other and each other’s families. Jon would risk his life on many occasions to help David. Died on Mt of Gilboa w Saul. David cried and cursed the mountain. There is a place on that mountain where no trees can grow. It is the hottest spot in the whole Israel. “Mt Gilboa let there be no dew or rain because on u the mighty were slain”- David’s curse
When MPBS nanny heard David was coming, didn’t know about the covenant and ran with MPBS, fell and the boy became lame. Lived in Lo Debar- place of no pasture, no word.
LO means NO.
Some people live in shame and haven’t access to the Word.
Kindness in V1 is hased
MPBS has been breathing in shame all these years and hearing the approach of David, must have been fear filled.
V6- MPBS (mouth of shame)
V7- do not fear… surely show u kindness… Restoration… Will eat bread at king’s table always….
What God has cleansed, don’t u dare call unclean. Talking about the workmanship of Jesus here.
David- Type of God
Jonathan- Type of Christ
God and Jesus cut a covenant on the behalf of men. We are like sleeping partners. God and Jesus are perfect, unshakeable and can’t fail.
MPBS is like us- breathing shame in our life. Not realising God and Jesus cut a covenant and we are the beneficiaries.
God will surely show us kindness and goodness for Jesus’ sake. We will have restoration in every area of our lives and all the angels (rept by Ziba in the account) at our disposal.
Medical journal spoke about Jesus death from medical perspective. Jesus literally died of a broken heart. The sac outside His heart- if the heart breaks, the blood will go into that sac and the blood cell will seperate from the serum.
In John 19:34-35, Jesus was pierced and blood and water came out.
This blood and water is proof that he died. The spear ruptured the sac. His heart must have been ruptured or the blood won’t go into the pericardium (the sac) and seperate from serum which is why blood and water came out.
When the rock was hit, blood and water came out. – Jewish account
Jesus absorbed every curse- a whirlpool of all these abominable things going into Him & He yells FINISH & the dark clouds clear & He gave His spirit up. Chose to die when everything was finished. He dismissed His spirit.
What broke His heart?
Our shame. Our reproach.
So how dare u feel ashamed when He bore your shame?
There is no peace to fame. Got to watch what U wear, how u comb your hair… If pastor is wearing his cap it is because he doesn’t want to comb his hair. He always hopes to not be recognised and doesn’t understand people who like to be famous and always be in the limelight. He enjoys meeting people and hearing them share. Asked God why he was given a ministry that is going international when he is happy to just preach from the pulpit to our church. God put in his heart that the woman at the well who was preached about in the sermon last Sunday, who was ashamed, she could pack and go where no one knows her in her age. But in today’s day and age, there is social media. A young girl might make a mistake today but because of this age, her shame is multiplied many times over and goes all over the world. That is why the ministry of grace is being multiplied many times over and going all over the world. Minister to those who were shamed Isaiah 61:7.
Bathsheba’s son Solomon was chosen despite her past – double honour.
Step by step Jesus paid it all. His double honour has swallowed up all our shame.
Heaven kissed the guilty world in love.
The accuser has been silenced. Nothing left for u but to put your trust in Jesus who cried IT IS FINISHED.