Sermon Note (3rd svc)

Pastor Prince

The year of the latter rain. 

Spring rain and winter rain. Latter rain is spring rain. 

In the Message Bible, the early rain was said as winter rain. 

Since 2013, there was a record rainfall and since then there was 5 years drought. It was broken only recently. (In Jerusalem)

The 5 years drought in Israel has been broken. 

The rain that comes down, the snow that comes down, so shall My Word comes down. 

All the water in the clouds, it cannot just fall like that in the earth. God allows the rain to mix with dust and it will not harm any flowers. 

Snow is coming back to Jerusalem 

Jesus washed our sins whiter than snow. What can be whiter than snow? That is how clean the blood of Jesus has washed us. 

Isaiah 55:7-13

Let the wicked forsake his way,

And the unrighteous man his thoughts;

Let him return to the Lord,

And He will have mercy on him;

And to our God,

For He will abundantly pardon.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,

Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

So are My ways higher than your ways,

And My thoughts than your thoughts.

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,

And do not return there,

But water the earth,

And make it bring forth and bud,

That it may give seed to the sower

And bread to the eater,

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;

It shall not return to Me void,

But it shall accomplish what I please,

And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

“For you shall go out with joy,

And be led out with peace;

The mountains and the hills

Shall break forth into singing before you,

And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree,

And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree;

And it shall be to the Lord for a name,

For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

Joel 2:23-26

Be glad then, you children of Zion,

And rejoice in the Lord your God;

For He has given you the former rain faithfully,

And He will cause the rain to come down for you—

The former rain,

And the latter rain in the first month.

The threshing floors shall be full of wheat,

And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.

“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,

The crawling locust,

The consuming locust,

And the chewing locust,

My great army which I sent among you.

You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,

And praise the name of the Lord your God,

Who has dealt wondrously with you;

And My people shall never be put to shame.

In Hebrew there are few words for rain. 

The normal rain

Heavy downpour

Early rain (winter rain) (used only twice in Old Testament)

Early rain is to cause the seed to bud. Is for sowing time. 

Later time is to harvest and gather everything. 

Ask the Lord for rain in the time of latter rain!

Expect a greater outpouring and greater harvest of souls. 

Former rain -> moreh

When you teach it is like rain 

Latter rain -> Melqosh

Your head can logic yourself out of your place of blessings. 

God works in you both the willingness and the works of it. God works for us the desire. 

God’s voice is from within. 

In the right season. Listen to your heart. 

Talk to their hearts. 

God will first give us the teacher of righteousness. He will cause the rain to come down. 

Teacher of righteousness came. His name is Jesus. 

Geshem – the winter rain. the word for manifestation 

The Word became flesh. 

Healing – Rapha 

The root of healing is relax. Let go. 

When I work, God rest. When i rest, God works. 

Under law is man working. 

In new covenant, man rest. He said “I will, I will”

When we rest God works. Give us the willingness and desire. 

Go for your heart. That is how God works. 

He gives us the willingness and the performance of it. 

Let us pray for kings and for those who are in authorities. 

God will give us favour and success. God will give us favour. 

Lets honour our leaders. 

Let every soul be subject to the leaders. 

It is important that we honour. 

No matter how right we are, we are wrong when the spirit is wrong. 

Honour. You may disagree, but honour. 

Honour comes from God. 

Teaching of righteousness is not performance righteousness, is the gift of righteousness. Jesus came and die for us. 

Full of wheat

Overflow with new wine and oil. 

Testimony –

Ariel from Taiwan. Her family and her wanted to have another child. They gave up because she passed 40. One day her daughter asked her when they are going to have one. She asked her to pray. That night she realised she was pregnant. The doctor said her baby did not have heartbeat. He asked her to wait for 2 weeks before any action. They went for 2nd check up and was still no heartbeat. They did not give up. 

She continued to listen to pastor prince sermon. They took holy communion and believed. 

They prayed for peace in their hearts and when she went for her 3rd check up, this time there was heartbeat. This time the doctor was surprise! 

The baby was revived and started to grow. The baby boy was born healthily. 

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If someone did not get the manifestation, they are in better place than us. Jesus is there. One day we will all be there. 

This year will be abundance of revelation. 

Bread wine and oil! 

Holy Spirit leading and guiding us. 

Repentance is simply changing your mind

Grace is unmerited favour. It will empower us. 

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked forsake his way,

And the unrighteous man his thoughts;

Let him return to the Lord,

And He will have mercy on him;

And to our God,

For He will abundantly pardon.

Isaiah 55:8

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,

Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.

Jesus will pardon us abundantly 

Our thoughts are too low. We are thinking we will be forgiven after a lot of spiritual exercises. His thoughts is freely and abundantly pardon us! 

For means because

He will freely and abundantly forgive!

It is all paid for. 

You are my beloved child, in whom i am well pleased. God loves Jesus with passion and He gave Him up for us. 

Many times the act is spoilt by the style. 

When God forgives, is the style He forgives. 

The story of the woman who came to Pharisees house and she wiped Jesus’ feet with her hair. She was a woman of ill-reputation

Luke 7:41-42

“There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?”

It is free to us but it cause God His Son. 

We must be forgiven on a righteous foundation. 

All the claims of divine must be fully met. 

Good Shepherd who left the 99 for the one lost sheep

Woman who lost the coin – sweeping to look for us

Prodigal son and father 

It starts off with the Shepherd. Father, Holy Spirit and the Son

Most shepherd will not risk the 99. 

Jesus will look out for us even if we are only one. He will look until He finds us. 

He will seek us until He finds us. 

Luke 15:5

And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

The style of it! He rejoiced! 

Our thoughts of His forgiveness is still very low. Our thoughts are not like His thoughts. Not just freely forgive. But forgive rejoicing!

The woman who lost one out of 10 coins. The coin is distinguished by its image. 

Luke 15:8

The Parable of the Lost Coin

“Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?

She seek diligently, otherwise we will not be found. 

Prodigal son and the father. 

Luke 15:20

“And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.

God has been waiting. He still scan the horizon for us! 

He laid aside his dignity for ℓσνє. He laid aside His glory and came down to save us. 

The style of our Father is warm. God who loves us so! 

The God who has so much angels but care for the one that is lost. He run to him 

The father is running. He embraced his son. 

The Holy Spirit embrace! He comes and embrace His people into wholeness. 

The father kissed his son! Kissed him again and again and passionately! Do you see the heart of God? 

Our thoughts are not like his thoughts. 

We judge others by their action but ours by our intention. 

Our thoughts are so lowly. His thoughts are higher. 

He kissed his son repeatedly!

The heart of God flows 

God torn the veil to step out! Jesus died, the veil was torn and God stepped out and said welcome home! 

Our sins are washed whiter than snow!

The more you try to tame your tongue, the worse it is. The trying is putting yourself under the law. 

If you know He will do the willingness and the performance and you rest in Him. Trust Him to do it. When we rest He works. 

We must know who we are in Christ, the seed is good, the walk is good. 

The seed is right and the walk will be right. 

Through the spirit modify the deeds of the body 

We ℓσνє because He first ℓσνє us. 

It is easy to preach don’t do this and that. But to talk about the beauty of Jesus, it takes the holy spirit. 

God forgives freely! He kisses us repeatedly!

Like rain and snow. 

Isaiah 55:10

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,

And do not return there,

But water the earth,

And make it bring forth and bud,

That it may give seed to the sower

And bread to the eater,

Make our lives a life of sowing. We will be harvesting. 

God promises His word will prosper. 

Receive His Word. 

Isaiah 55:11

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;

It shall not return to Me void,

But it shall accomplish what I please,

And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Get under the rain! The word of God! 

His doctrine drop as rain! 

Abundance of good teaching that cause us to inherit 

Isaiah 55:12

“For you shall go out with joy,

And be led out with peace;

The mountains and the hills

Shall break forth into singing before you,

And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

God leads us from within because He is inside of us. 

The blood of Jesus has so cleansed us that the holy spirit can be inside us. 

Result of receiving the word of grace is go out with joy and led by peace. 

Why live the life with people who don’t care? Don’t give weight to them. 

Be careful who you give weight to

Glory is weightiness. 

The word curse is to make light. 

Take light and don’t take attention to the comment. 

Be led with peace. Follow the peace. 

Land of debt 

Land of even

Land of prosperity 

Presence or absence of peace

Kids gravitate towards Jesus. They will sit on Jesus’ lap

People who really matter in our lives

Mountains are people of high places

Trees of the fields speak of people. 

They will clap their hands when you pass by

Face up, look up, trust God! The year of latter rain for you!

New covenant, God works in us. Internal guidance. 

He is our God. 

When you are sick, He is your God and you are healed. 

When you are poor, He is your God and you are provided for. 

Your need is just the place for My supply. 

None shall teach know (Know by effort) the Lord

God writes on our hearts. Internal guidance. 

Nothing for us to do but to believe. 

The more they know the forgiveness of God the more they fall in ℓσνє with Him

Lets be courageous with the gospel. Tell the world they are forgiven. 

God is not mad at you. Come home. 

Isaiah 55:13

Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree,

And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree;

And it shall be to the Lord for a name,

For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

You are a blessing everywhere you go. 

In this year of latter rain, we will be led out with peace and joy. 

Be a blessing. Instead of thorn shall be cypress. 

Fragrance and peace! 

Allow the Word of God to change us. 

Isaiah 53:5-6

But He was wounded for our transgressions,

He was bruised for our iniquities;

The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,

And by His stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray;

We have turned, every one, to his own way;

And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

The Lord caused the sin of us to attack him. 

The ℓσνє we are looking for can be found in His heart, in His bosom. 

The very thoughts of becoming sin, He wept violently. He sweat blood. Extreme stress. 

This is the ℓσνє. 

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