Sermon Note (4th svc)

Pastor Lawrence

We can hear the good news because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done on the cross for us. 

This year is the year of Latter Rain. In Israel there was heavy rain pour and thunder and lightning. What has happened to Israel in natural will happen to us in supernatural. 

What is latter rain?

Early rain is for sowing of seeds

Latter rain is for harvesting of crops. 

This year is the year of God’s manifested blessings for us. 

This year is the year we receive healing, breakthroughs!

God is for you! The rain speaks of blessings. 

This year is the year of your greatest breakthroughs. 

Fresh flood is mentioned in the bible. 

Psalms 126:4

Restore our fortunes, O Lord,

like streams in the Negeb!

When God restore you, He will restore whatever you have lost. He will turn everything around for you in a twirling of the eyes. 

Isaiah 43:18-19

“Do not remember the former things,

Nor consider the things of old.

Behold, I will do a new thing,

Now it shall spring forth;

Shall you not know it?

I will even make a road in the wilderness

And rivers in the desert.

When God is involved, He will make even rivers in the desert!

God does not want u to just cope with this situation, He wants you to be victorious!

Forget the things of old. God wants to build new things in your life. 

Keep your eyes on Him. His eyes are always on you!

Peter took his eyes off the Lord but the Lord never take His eyes off Peter. 

Some of the challenges you are facing is not joking matters, but there is nothing impossible with God. With God He can turn everything around!

Testimony –

A person was hospitalised and found out he has acute blood cancer. He had 3-6 months to live and needed treatment immediately. 

Keep your heart with all diligent for out of it spring forth the issues of life. 

He keeps on taking holy communion with his wife. He believe reality have to bow down to God’s Word. 

Pastor Lawrence went down to pray for him. When they started to pray, it started to rain. When they stopped praying, it stopped raining as well. 

He was discharged from SGH because his blood count went up. They came back for the test. The doctor could not find any cancer left! 

Affliction shall not arise again!

We shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free! 

Attitude of your heart.

Stress is something that is prevalent in the day and age. Time has changed. We live in a fast pace society. 

As a children of God, He does not want us to be stressed. 

Stress is an attitude of the heart. 

Stress comes when you try to do things in your own strength. 

Jesus has something better for all of us. 

It is not how busy you are, or how much work you need to do, it really is an attitude of the heart. 

Know to focus what is truly important in your life. 

How we can overcome stress?

Matthew 6:25-34

Do Not Worry

(Luke 12:22–31)

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 

Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

We are blood-bought by God. 

The birds know their heavenly Father will take care of them. 

Rest in Him. Our heavenly Father will take care of us 

You cannot change your life by worrying. 

God made the flowers beautiful within the seeds. There is a DNA that cause them to response. Is a miracle of life of creation. Is not dependant on them to grow. 

For us, when we receive His sunshine of ℓσνє and water of His word, so shall we grow. 

Beauty speaks of health. 

Our lives is more than clothing. 

What we really need is health. 

He gives us the health. He paid the price when He went to the cross. By His stripe we are healed! 

The richest man who ever lived, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these lilies. 

Much more clothes us!

Therefore do not worry. 

Do not worry by saying. Our words frame our lives 

Evil man out of his evil treasure of his heart bring forth evil things. 

Watch the word you speak. 

Start to speak positively. Even you have fear in your heart, don’t speak out. Apply God’s Word in our lives. Speak the truth in our reality. 

God knows. He knows every details in our lives. Even those we do not know. 

The very hair of your head are all numbered. 

You can trust Him. 

God knows best! 

Look to Him. He will always be our answers to our challenges in our lives. 

We are of greater value. 

Matthew 10:29-31

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

The Lord is willing to die for you and He did. 

He died for us at the cross. 

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you. 

Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

More important than food, clothing, seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Don’t worry about everything else but seek FIRST the kingdom of God. 

Know the truth and the truth set you free. 

Righteousness is not a measure of our outward conduct. 

Romans 14:17

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Seek first righteousness peace and joy and His righteousness 

Peace and joy are surrounded by righteousness in the front and the end. 

Righteousness is our number 1 priority 

Righteousness is a gift. Is not our obedience 

The definition of righteousness-

A righteous man can stand before God and a perfect man. 

How do you become righteous?

Romans 5:19

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

Your faith in Him makes you righteous!

You can only receive it as a gift by faith! By hearing the gospel! 

It is the power of God unto salvation. 

Your victory, breakthrough is found in the word salvation!

We preach Christ’s crucified 

The just shall live by faith. Faith is a life. 

Constantly believe our sins are forgiven. 

No longer cursed. 

God can never ever be angry with you again. 

Believe in your heart everyday. 

Jesus knows our lives better than us. 

The way to overcome worry is to seek His kingdom 

Compare the days you listen to God’s Word and not listening to God’s Word. 

Hearing and hearing by the word of Christ. It is not just listen once. 

Hear it over and over again. 

It is the power of God unto salvation. 

Keep our eyes on the Lord and what He has done for me on the cross. 

Trust the Lord. It is Him who gives us this suggestion. 

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow. 

Do what you can on Sunday and when Monday comes there will be grace on Monday. 

Take care of each day at a time. Don’t worry about the future. One step at a time. 

The Lord wants you to walk with Him. 

Don’t worry about tomorrow. Today is good enough. 

God wants you to cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you. 

When you are not worried, you enter into rest. 

It is not about how much work you have, it is the condition of your heart. 

We need to look into your heart and think about what you are thinking about. 

You cannot just not worry but replace the thoughts. Focus your eyes on His Words. 

Suddenly the problem seems so small compared to Him. 

Stress comes about because of fear. 

It is the “what if” that is causing us to be frighten. 

There are more than 365 “fear not” in the bible. 

Fear is not something God wants us to have. 

There is one fear God wants us to have. 

Fear that you are not entering into His rest

Hebrews 4:1-2

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. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.

Hearing and believing the gospel. 

Entering into His rest has to do with us hearing and believing the gospel. 

Fearful of us coming to a place we are not hearing and believing the gospel. 

Fear of not believing the gospel. 

Let our minds be filled with Him. All that He has done for us at the cross. 

Look to the cross. The cross is the ultimate proof that He loves us. 

Let His ℓσνє for me be defined by the cross. 

God wants us to enter into His rest. 

Come u unto Me. 

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Only Jesus can rest you. 

He can give you a rest far exceed any medication 

Come to Him. He will rest you. 

Learn from Him for He is gentle and lowly in heart. 

The King of kings and Lord of lords, humbled Himself, went to the cross and died for you and i. 

That was act of humility. 

He is gentle and lowly in heart. He chose to be gentle. 

He came as a humble Servant to serve you and I. 

Walk in ℓσνє as He has loved us. Lets forgive as He has forgiven us. 

Find rest for our souls. 

Jesus’ yoke is easy and His burden is light. 

This life is worth a living is beautiful life. With Jesus is beautiful. So beautiful that is beyond words. 

Grace will put the colours in your life. 

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