Sermon note (2nd svc)
God said I have cleansed their blood that I have not cleansed. How does He cleanse the blood?
We live by the Word of God. Tune in to God’s Word. God’s Word has amazing effect on every part of us
The Word Discovers Our Condition
Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Two-edged sword cut both ways. Laser will cut both ways. The Word of God pierce even to the division of soul and spirit.
God speaks to us the Holy Spirit that in dwells us.
We are spirit. We have a soul. We live in a body. The real us is the spirit
When you spend time with God you can divide what is of you and what is of God.
Joints and marrow
His Word can divide even the joints and marrow. Joints are in the bones. Our white and red blood cells are all manufactured in the bone marrow.
The bone marrow God has ordained, the Word of God can divide the bones and marrow.
Doctor will check your blood whether u have any condition. Right where it is going on, is where God’s Word can affect your health. God can cleanse your blood.
God’s Word is not only for spiritual benefit but also for joints and marrow.
God’s Word is what we need. Not just bread.
God combine human element with His pure Word and become living Word.
Hell is a place of torment.
For God so loved the world, that God gave His Only Begotten Son.
When Jesus died on the cross, it is as if God unleashed His love on us.
Worship is kissing the Lord. God invented kissing. God design us
Whatever God does for us is pure love.
God is pure love and He just want to give and give. God is holy. God so love the world, God gave His Son.
The same blood He shed that removes the sin, torn the veil.
God has been waiting to move out of the veil.
God is righteous in making the sinners righteous.
God is righteous in accepting us.
God’s holiness today is on our side.
God is for you. God is not against you.
God sent us His Son while we were still sinners. God love us while we were still sinners.
Who are we to think we are so prideful to judge God’s Word?
Man don’t even know their breath in their nostrils. We are made from the dust of the earth.
Who are we even, to enjoy one drop of His goodness?
When Jesus cried it is finished, all requirements are fully met on the cross.
When we focus on Jesus and find the joy in Jesus, we have the fellowship.
God’s heart is out to bless.
The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.
And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
Great white throne judgement are not for believers. We would be on heaven looking down. Death and judgement are behind us, not in front of us.
Life and Judgment Are Through the Son
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.
Shall not come into judgement! Our judgement is at the cross.
Passed from death into life!
We are now in Life!
Jesus took our place and He died our death. We have passed from death into life.
Death and judgement are behind. Not all believers will die. Bible did not use the word death for believers. Bible used the word sleep.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
Jesus’ body is not like ghost. His body has flesh and bone. Our body will be like His body.
You can transcend space. God changes your body before He rapture you.
In the new body you will be afraid of nothing.
Your body is higher than metals.
Glorious and incorruptible body.
The bible said we will be transformed.
Christians who are raptured will stand before the throne.
Judgement seat of Christ. This is not a place where judgement of sin is brought to. Our sin has been dealt with.
Worse kind of fear is the fear that comes from spiritual anxiety.
Right believing cannot produce wrong living. Right believing always produce right living.
The Judge in the seat itself is our Righteousness.
God give us the grace to serve the Lord. And the grace to serve the Lord He reward us.
Stick to what the bible tells us. The bible is very clear.
7 years is called the days of God’s wrath.
1 Thessalonians 1:9-10
For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
Jesus to deliver us from the wrath to come.
Jesus returns and we will return with Him.
The judgement will be varied degree of punishment.
Take Jesus as our Righteousness and we are covered.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.” ’
Jesus is referring to Christians here.
John wrote this.
1 John 5:4-5
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
1 John 4:4
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Those who are both twice, both as a baby and born again, die once or might not even die.
Can you by worrying add to your life span?
Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Pray for the authority in our country.
God cares for you. He cares for you in the smallest way.
Stop worrying about our lives.
The way we see thing is totally different.
The only thing that is hindering the flow is worry.
Which of you by worrying can be better clothed?
One thing is necessary, needful.
One thing is needful and Mary has chosen the good part. Seat at Jesus’ feet and listen to His Word.
Mary’s portion – to spend time in His Word.
Do that one thing and God will cause everything to prosper.
Letting go is the answer.
Worry is causing our flows to be affected.
Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden,
And whom God has hedged in?
For my sighing comes before I eat,
And my groanings pour out like water.
For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me,
And what I dreaded has happened to me.
I am not at ease, nor am I quiet;
I have no rest, for trouble comes.”
Job was complaining. No rest no ease no quiet equal trouble.
Fear not! Believe only! And he shall be made whole.
The Promise of Rest
Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
Fear that you are not at rest.
No rest equal trouble.
So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
Is one thing for your friends to praise you, is another, for enemy to praise you.
You are more blessed than you realised.
It is so easy to see what you don’t have.
All things work together for good to them who love God.
And Jacob their father said to them, “You have bereaved me: Joseph is no more, Simeon is no more, and you want to take Benjamin. All these things are against me.”
All these things are for him but he don’t realised that.
Step for a while and see from God’s perspective
We judge God too quick.
Everything in your life is working for your good !
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
God’s Everlasting Love
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Work together for good -> synergy
Every child who is born of God loves God and for His will.
He has greater thing for us. To be more like Jesus. Jesus is never sick and never poor.
God foreknew we will accept Jesus. He live outside time.
Those He foreknew He predestined them to be like Jesus.
We will end up like Jesus. God always has great things to install for us.
When God told Noah prepare the ark. Noah prepared the ark to save his family. He thought the ark was to prepare for God.
Simple steps of obedience, David took. And he walked right into his kingship. He never realised.
When we are obedient, God has the best for us.
If you need to fight and fight, it is not from God. Hold things with loose hands.
The Lord will be our rear guard.
Delay at the traffic light, God preserve us from any accident.
If God is for us, who can be against us?
It seems against us, if God is for us, what can be against me?
Everything is working for us.
3 appearances of Christ
1. First appearance (Emphanizo) is to appear in the presence of God for us. (He is there for us)
2. He has appeared (Phaneroo) to put away sin
3. He will appear (Optanomai) a second time.
God is looking at Jesus and delight in Jesus and we look at Jesus and has communion with God.
We shall not all sleep, we shall all be changed.
1 John 3:2-3
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
Without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Blessing comes from an old english word, mark by the blood. Blessing comes from the word blood marked.
All blessing are sprinkled with blood.
Our freedom, salvation is purchased by blood.
In heaven we have better sacrifice, Jesus’ blood.
In the holy of holy, once a year they can go in.
And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.
Greatness of Christ’s Sacrifice
Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another— He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
We come to God we have perfect standing.
There was 7 sprinkle of blood in heaven. Satan came before God and accused old testament saints. That placed belong to Adam and he gave satan the access.
He cannot accused us now. Jesus has finished the work.
Jesus blood shed. Come to God. The more we receive from Jesus the more we live.
When God’s light shine on the high Priest, we reflect.
This is how God sees us, shinning.
To appear (Emphanizo)
He has appeared to put away sin!
Praying for hours will not atone for sin, Jesus’ sacrifice of Himself, He has put away sin for God’s eyes.
Jesus put away sin.
He manifested as a baby. He who uphold all things is now upheld by a virgin.
He created all things.
He has appeared (Phaneroo)
At the end of all ages, Jesus was manifested. When He comes again, the subject of sin will not be brought up.
The Way, the Truth, and the Life
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.