Sermon note (Encounter Night)
– Pastor Prince
Let his office another take (it is possible God called you to do something, you don’t want to do it, God will give to somebody’s else)
We, children of God has joy of the Lord.
Jesus said I would rather you are hot or cold, but because you are lukewarm, I cannot stand (interpret that in terms of covenant)
Hot water – new covenant (Emmas road means hot bath)
Cold water – represent the law (the law was written on stone)
Mixture of law and grace stumble others.
We are all Abraham’s seeds.
Trials happen to Apostle Paul too. There are something God does not want us to experience. Those that Christ has redeemed us.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
We can rejoice. Obedience out of love joy and peace. Not out of fear. Even when we fail or fall, or make big mistake, we are redeemed from the curse. There is no curse hanging over our heads. People who realised this they want to love and obey and serve Him more.
Everyone who has testified after coming to our church, they saw that there is order, young people on Sundays worshipping God
Come to a place that even when i fail there is no curse. This will cause us to bounce back where we were.
The devil come with this kind of suggestion (of curse)
Yea though i walk through the valley. It means we don’t camp there. (See the word through)
There is warfare involved.
We must go out and let our bodies exposed to sunlight
Our genes is intelligent. It knows what we need. It releases hormones.
When God made man, He made everything else first. Man’s first day was the day of rest. God wants man to enter into rest so that He can work.
Jewish people is based on Bible recognising of time. Jewish people celebrate Sabbath at 6pm
God starts with evening than with morning.
It may be dark now, it will get brighter and brighter.
First part of the day you sleep. Man enter into rest, than he wakes up and go to work.
Man needs to learn how to rest inwardly and outwardly.
When the devil comes in and affect our genes, it cause dis-ease.
Dis is the name of the god of the underworld.
Satan comes against your ease before he can produce disease.
Don’t exercise out of dis-ease. If you feel uneasy if you don’t workout for sometime, it is not good.
Is it possible for a Christian to come under the curse?
If you are condemning yourself, your gene says alright, he wanna condemn himself, let us produce something to condemn himself.
Your body is fighting against itself and produces a disease.
Only God can tell u why this is so.
If u r believer, evil spirit cannot possess you.
The woman who was bowed down for 18 years, she was oppressed by spirit of infirmities
“Woman you are loosed from your infirmities” Jesus spoke to the woman and not the spirit. As the Words go by, you are delivered.
July 2002, May 2004, 2008 The power of Amen. (Sermons)
The Law Brings a Curse
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.”
As many who ARE
The moment u take ur stand on the law, u believe you are blessed by the law, u come under the curse.
For it is written curse is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.
Thank God for His grace and He bounced back.
Remind ourselves afresh. Don’t expect something bad to happen to us.
The moment you do that, you are having the mentality of the law.
A believer outwardly can be obedient
It is possible for a christian to fall under double curse. Not because he sin. Taking your stand on the law will cause you to be under curse
When you are under curse, things don’t work the way. If you are under curse, there is an area you are trusting the law or preaching the law
There is no curse even when we fail.
Grace is the gospel.
If you wonder why things move so slowly and not have resources, you are trusting the law.
In 5 years 4 miracle seeds sunday and yet God supplied everything. It is $400 million USD (Star building)
God will supply us, supply your business, your business will have a breakthrough.
People who understand God’s grace, know we don’t boast in ourselves.
Setting you free, not to indulge in sin (this is another bondage)
God made man to be free. Man make slaves.
just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
The Law Brings a Curse
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.”
God will justify the non-Jews by faith.
Justified by faith
Abraham was prosperous. He was very rich. God transformed his wife from someone who nag to a princess!
God renewed his youth! After his wife passed away he married another and still conceived!
Sarah was renewed in her youth at old age!
I have the blessing of Abraham.
Abraham lived before grace came.
I have the blessing of Abraham!
God has a reason for saying we have blessing of Abraham. This makes us believe and releases our faith. God used human to impact human.
Make Abraham our example, not David. We can study on David, Isaiah.
Abraham is our standard. He lied and he came out of Egypt and he was wealthy. Not because he lied.
The Law Inscribed on Stones
Now Moses, with the elders of Israel, commanded the people, saying: “Keep all the commandments which I command you today. And it shall be, on the day when you cross over the Jordan to the land which the Lord your God is giving you, that you shall set up for yourselves large stones, and whitewash them with lime. You shall write on them all the words of this law, when you have crossed over, that you may enter the land which the Lord your God is giving you, ‘a land flowing with milk and honey,’ just as the Lord God of your fathers promised you.
People who fight for the 10 Commandments, you ask them what is the 3rd commandments but they do not know. God did not give us the grace to memorise 10 commandments.
Those who believe in 10 commandments, they did not write songs based on 10 commandments.
Preach the truth to set people free, regardless of the cost.
The day God gave the 10 commandments –
Straight away God talked about the cross (the altar)
An altar of earth you shall make for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen. In every place where I record My name I will come to you, and I will bless you. And if you make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone; for if you use your tool on it, you have profaned it. Nor shall you go up by steps to My altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed on it.’
Whatever you put your trust on the cross, if the basis, God will come and bless us! God does not want human effort.
It must be stone you find in the ground. Don’t cut the stone.
The key to blessing from God is not step by step. It is by rest.
God don’t want human effort in the altar. Must purely be the work of Christ.
I will give you houses you did not build.
It is a finished work. You are entering into finished work.
Plaster them with plaster
Why is there no altar in the mountain of blessing? Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law
Ashes not of wild animals. But ashes of sheep and goat.
Now it shall be, when the Lord your God has brought you into the land which you go to possess, that you shall put the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal.
It never meant for the law to last.
Law is we working for God.
Grace is God working for us.
Whatever i need, God is working in me.
Wake up and realise God is working in us.
Truly under grace we will defeat anxieties.
Curses Pronounced from Mount Ebal
And Moses commanded the people on the same day, saying, “These shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you have crossed over the Jordan: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin; and these shall stand on Mount Ebal to curse: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
6 tribes pronounced blessing and curse.
Hagar speaks of Mount Sinai
Grace speaks of Mount Zion
Our mother is grace.
Those who are born of law will persecute those who are born of grace.
God’s inheritance is for those whose mother is grace
Whenever you have the first reaction, don’t react it. The first reaction is always the flesh. The second reaction than you react
Watch for the first reaction. The first reaction is not sin. Only when you act on it than is sin.
Always stay calm and wait for first born of the spirit reaction.
God does things with scripture numeric.
Grace might seems no result. But when the result come, the quality produced is top quality
If you wait, something of the spirit, it will last. At first it seems not fruitful, but the result will surely stay.
Even though the law sounds tempting, can produce instant result. But when the result of grace is solid, quality and quantity and fruitful!
“These shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you have crossed over the Jordan: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin; and these shall stand on Mount Ebal to curse: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
Bless the people
Curse, did not mention the people
Note -> Crossed over the Jordan
– no more on dead ground, but on resurrection ground
– When Jesus was crucified we died with Him!
– When Jesus rose from the dead, the 12 stones are taken out
– We are all on resurrection ground!
– Atonement! Jesus removed our sins! There is no windows in the ark. God wants us to look up. There is only window on top
– The curse is reversed.
– Jesus brought all of us with Him in the resurrection ground! We are a resurrected being! A christian when stopped breathing and death and the curse of poverty is behind. (A christian fall asleep when stopped breathing)
– The devil can only affect people who are natural.
All 12 crossed. But those who are cursed did not mention crossed over Jordan
When you are on resurrected ground, you are on a blessing ground.
Jesus is Aleph-Tav
This is His signature
He has the first word and the final word in our lives.
The Bible is inexhaustible, layers upon layers.
God always have fresh things for us.
Who gave you the function in your body to enjoy? The taste bud (the function)
God. He will never shortchange us!
The world up there is eternal.
There is work to be done and people to be blessed here. God wants us here.
Never have low opinion of God.
“And the Levites shall speak with a loud voice and say to all the men of Israel: ‘Cursed is the one who makes a carved or molded image, an abomination to the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’
“And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen!’
‘Cursed is the one who treats his father or his mother with contempt.’
“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’
‘Cursed is the one who moves his neighbor’s landmark.’
“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’
‘Cursed is the one who makes the blind to wander off the road.’
“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’
The curses were pronounced and the people said amen
‘Cursed is the one who does not confirm all the words of this law.’
“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ”
They only said amen to the curses.
Under the law which Israel was at that time, the people will always end up on the curse side. God’s heart is to bless us.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),
Redemption is forever
Grace is forever
The law is 1500 years. Even the plaster cannot last.
When you wake up tomorrow morning, remember these points –
1. God wants us to live a life of rest, not dis-ease.
2. God is working for us. Under grace God is working for us, in us and through us. Our lives is a life of rest. Rest is not inactivity. Rest is Spirit directed activity. Is a rhythm of rest.
3. The heart of God is to bless and not to curse
Then all Israel, with their elders and officers and judges, stood on either side of the ark before the priests, the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord, the stranger as well as he who was born among them. Half of them were in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel. And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and the cursings, according to all that is written in the Book of the Law. There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded which Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, with the women, the little ones, and the strangers who were living among them.
The whole purpose is to bless the people of Israel.
2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
When we say amen, God gets the glory. All the promises of God in Jesus is yes and amen!
Say amen to the blessing and we get it! God gets the glory and we get the blessing.
All the promises of God in Jesus is yes and amen unto the glory of God!