Sermon note (4th svc)
The Year of His Restoration
To glorify Jesus, just His presence. At the end of everything, is someone who has Jesus at the centre of his life! What a life and testimony to Jesus!
True success is when you have Jesus.
No point being public success and private failure.
Under law, no one could be justified.
Ceremonially Unclean Persons Isolated
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Command the children of Israel that they put out of the camp every leper, everyone who has a discharge, and whoever becomes defiled by a corpse.
When Jesus came,
Leper – Jesus touched him first before he healed him. Giving him back his person hood.
Corpse – Jesus raise the corpse from the dead!
We are not under law but under grace!!
Since shall not have dominion over us when we are under grace.
Under grace, Jesus supplies righteousness as a gift.
Whatever needs come my way, i have more than enough from Jesus!
Live life under grace supply conscious!
We are grace-minded! God will supply and continue supplying!!
Whatever we have lost, it will be restored to us more than we have lost. The injured party becomes a gainer when grace comes on me.
Whatever the enemy stolen from me, will be restored to me back 120%!
To enjoy is the obey.
In Ephesian, the first 3 chapters are all about what we have and who we are in Christ!
We need to know how much we have in the bank, before we have the liberty to spend.
So we need to know who we are and what we have in Christ before we can perform.
Who will do the task of a servant to wash the feet of another? The disciples were looking at each other to see who will do it. The Lord washed their feet.
He knew who He is and has security. And He is humble. Insecurity people are proud. Jesus is humble with dignity.
Animal Sacrifices Insufficient
For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.
A lot of people dun wanna meet God because there is a “sin-debt” in their consciousness. The bible said God Himself has taken care of our sin-debt. If something works, we don’t keep on repeating it.
Christ is an overpayment for all our sins.
We have no more sin-debt with our creditors.
Work in complete security when there is a net of grace.
There is a grace revolution in the whole world today. People who are secure in God’s love, they perform better. They have found real love.
Never let anyone tell u otherwise. No more conscious of sin, we will perform better and more security.
Enjoy what He has given me.
Once and for all sacrifice of Christ remove sin for us. God is holy in doing this. He inputed our sins in the body of Jesus. God wants us to enjoy it – no more consciousness of sins.
– take away law and established grace.
The strength of sin is the law.
The Work of Jesus
– Jesus has to come to do the work. God is righteous in making man righteous. Righteous to what the work of Jesus has established.
Our Jesus went back and sat down because His work has finished. First duty of man is to enjoy. To enjoy is to obey.
The Witness of the Holy Spirit
then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more (double negative).”
Double negative – certainly not!
The holy spirit is not sent to point your fault.
The world does not believe on Me. He is a friendly voice.
We are princes and princesses! Stand tall in Christ!
Who do u prefer standing in the witness stand testifying our sins, God remembers no more!
I am no longer afraid to look at my debt and sin when i have cleared all sins and debts.
My little children – God spirit speaking to us. Once and for all accomplished and never to be repeated! This is grace gospel!
We are not scoring points with God. Without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Our Lord Jesus went in once and for all! All our sins are righteously put away. If Christ is raised we no longer in our sins.
Life giving way! The more we come, the more we live.
Come to God and just let Him love on me. Keep myself in the love of God!
by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,
In His Presence, time is no more.
Our standing is wrapped up in the High Priest. The Lord Jesus is our High Priest.
Our Lord Jesus live upon the power of endless life!!
Enjoy what He has given. This is the first duty of Christ! Faith is enjoying.
Let us draw near. Full assurance of faith! God wants us to feel at home with Him! Right believing will produce right doing.
Our very ill at ease with God, is saying what Jesus has done is not enough. Don’t worship from a distance.
It is very hard to kiss without closeness. Kiss Jesus (worship). Feel at home with God’s presence.
With God, black is black and white is white.
Evil conscious- a conscious perpetually sin conscious.
Hope is the positive expectation of the future and He is faithful that promise.
A true holy life is a life that produces faith hope and love.
let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
Faith Hope and Love is produced when the 3 Ws are known. His Will, The Work of Christ and The Witness.
Stirred to love. If you are not stirred to love, you do not have hope.
A brother in US.
He was raised in church. He is borne with addictions, not just guilt and condemnation.
The more he spent time listening to Pastor Prince sermons, the more he can be freed from addictions!
Spirit-led activity is rest, and not inactivity.
The body of Christ needs the message of Christ. By their fruits, we shall know them.
There are voices we will hear that will try to take us away from faith, love and hope.
The Just Live by Faith
For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
The Just Live by Faith
For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Willful sins is rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ. Willful sins is not moral sins. It is referring to people who don’t believe, it is not referring to believers.
There are people who has the knowledge but never received the truth.
Jesus put all our sins under unintentional sin when He was at the cross!!
Willful sin is purposely saying i see all these but i don’t believe.
If we have received the knowledge and we turn our back, than that is willful sin.
Law Concerning Presumptuous Sin
‘But the person who does anything presumptuously, whether he is native-born or a stranger, that one brings reproach on the Lord, and he shall be cut off from among his people.
Rest in the will of God. He has removed the first for the second. Our works cannot add to it. Believe the witness of holy spirit and it is good work. Rest where God rests.
Rest in what Christ has done!
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.
Never perish! When the Lord said Never! It is the strongest NEVER! We cannot in any way perish!!!
Believe and receive the truth, put our trust in Him! Once we have eternal life, we will never perish!!
Ou me – means double negative NEVER
Christians do not wanna see the net of grace to purposely fall.
The blood of bull and goat is common. Jesus blood gives us eternal redemption.
Do you know u can be sanctified but not saved? Sanctified means make holy outwardly. They are set apart but not saved.
We can be holy set apart and still not be saved.
1 Corinthians 7:13-14
And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.
Hagizao – sanctified.
Whatever is holy, the devil cannot touch.
U can be holy outwardly without being righteous. U cannot be righteous unless u r born again !
Holiness is part of Christian’s life.
All Israel is set apart by the blood of Christ.
Tasted the good works of God.
For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”
Vengeance is Mine, and recompense;
Their foot shall slip in due time;
For the day of their calamity is at hand,
And the things to come hasten upon them.’
“For the Lord will judge His people
And have compassion on His servants,
When He sees that their power is gone,
And there is no one remaining, bond or free.
We come in new and living way! Drawing full assurance of the faith!