Sermon note (4th svc)
By Pastor Lian
A degree with the highest best university does not guarantee security. True significance, true success cannot come from the best university.
We have the answer to true security, true significance and true success.
For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)
When you know that you are highly favored, it puts security in there.
Security come when we know we are favored not by what we do, favor comes from what Jesus has done on the cross for us. We can feel so secure because we know He favors us!
The gift of righteousness. Not the work. Is a gift.
True security thru His grace and righteousness cause us to reign in life
Are we experiencing the verses we know?
God favors me not because i am pretty, smart or any of such.
The journey from knowledge to revelation.
When we allow the eternal to be internal, it will come out and change our external!
How we allow the knowledge we keep hearing to become revelation?
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
Without Him we don’t have a real life
His vine life inside will come on our outside and impact our daily lives!
How to allow that vine life to impact our daily life!
The vine has a life!
Without real life we cannot have fruits!
Fake things have no life. Self effort has no life.
The vine life started flowing inside of us! The change is from inside out, not outside in.
This will swallow up darkness and bear fruits!
How to allow vine life to flow in us?
Key to bearing much fruits, abide in Him!
What is abide in Him?
Abide; continue; dwell; remain; be present; endure
What is to remain in Christ?
How to dwell in Christ?
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
The context is about bearing fruit, not about salvation.
If you remain in Me and my Words remain in you.
Remain in Him by allowing His words to remain in you. That is remain in Christ!
When you allow the Word to remain in you, the vine life flows. You begin to bear much fruits!
When real vine is flowing, it will touch you!
Life starts to flow. Purpose starts to change.
When it is life, there is real power.
What word you allow to remain in you?
The world’s word or God’s word?
Allow God’s word to remain in us and our life will be transformed!
Take God’s word and allow it to remain in us.
When you plant the incorruptible seeds in us, we just allow that word to remain in our hearts, and not allow things of the world to remain. We will see our fruits!!
Look to Him and His word and allow His word to remain in us!!
Abide in His Love!!
Love and Joy Perfected
“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
Scripture interpret scripture.
1 John 3:23
And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
1 John 4:16
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
Rely on the Love that God has for us!!
Sometimes we memorise God’s word like it is a concept and principles. It is not! His name is Jesus!! We allow Him, fellowship with Him and allow Him into our situation!
Talk to Him, involve Him, abide in His Love, Rely on His love!!
Even rats when they are loved, they strive, there is life when they are loved! They lived longer than those rats not patted and loved.
We need to hear the word of grace. We need to fellowship with Him, worship Him and the vine life just flows!!
We need to hear His Word spoken over all. That brings life to us!
So shall they fear
The name of the Lord from the west,
And His glory from the rising of the sun;
When the enemy comes in like a flood,
The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.
Standard – usually set on a hill, and often accompanied by the sound of a trumpet!
Sound of a trumpet – symbolise victory!!
Spirit of the Lord is raising up Jesus’ finished work on the cross! Look up and see what Jesus has done!
You have your answer already! Just believe and receive! Let that abide in you!!
The Lord has raised a STANDARD! We have been redeemed of every curse!! He has released blessings upon us!
See our Saviour! He was pierced! He was nailed to the cross. Even when He was on the cross, He prayed Father forgive them for they not know what they do.
Have the vine life flowing in us!!