By Pastor Benjamin
When there is alignment, heavenly alignment, we attract the power from heaven. We live effortless life!
There are 3 things for local church –
1. Exaltation of Lord Jesus Christ
2. Shepherding the local church, Spiritual organism
3. There is always a love for Israel
Wherever there is Care group, supper with believers, there is something about us because we have Jesus in our midst.
I want to talk about the Gap. There is a gap between our breakthroughs, the brokenness.
Sometimes things are not instant. The gift of healing work in different way. The gift of working of miracles. There are multiple different kind of streams and gifting that come in 30, 60 and 100 folds.
The gap years. Many heroes of faith experience this gap.
In the 4 chapters before Abraham received his promise child, it was 10 years. This is the gap.
There is a gap between what we know is true and what we experience is true.
By His stripe we are healed, but we are not experiencing the gifting of healing yet. This is the gap.
What we do when we receive dust, when we go into the darkness waiting for the morning.
When we believe for financial freedom, we use fleshly effort to try and see what God will provide in our lives.
There is this gap.
This is not new but is fresh.
On Fridays is the time Pastor Ben wants to gather people together and remember the Lord’s death.
When we say we have conversation with God, we are saying there is a peace. He is speaking to us inside. Feeling and words drop into us.
When we address Daddy God, He is not going to allow others to disrupt our conversation.
Jesus is the Word made flesh! He will not say anything that contradict Him.
Pastor Ben was thinking about Crucifixion and resurrection Sunday.
What is the gap between Friday and Sunday? Saturday was the gap. Saturday is Sabbath. Sabbath means rest!
The gap is REST!
There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
The Word Discovers Our Condition
Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.
Whoever has entered God’s rest has entered into His work!
When we enter into rest is not enter into my rest but enter into God’s rest!
We are overworking not because of work. We are so accessible right now.
We are so connected that we are so disconnected in life.
Let us work to enter into that rest!
God prioritise when there is a work, work to enter into His rest.
A gap between hearing the promise and going into the promise.
Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
Spirit of the law. God Himself when He created the heaven and the earth, He rested. He set apart the Sabbath day. When we enter into His rest we are entering into God’s blessing!
It is a day of blessing! It is a gap of blessing.
We are uncomfortable with rest. We always need to do something.
Be still and know that He is God.
We are human being not human doing.
When we set into the Sabbath we begin to experience the rest and refreshing. We are so caught up with activities that we want to do something.
We might not be doing it physically but doing it mentally.
We always have to think about something. It is refreshing when we stop thinking about what is happening and think about His work!
The labor is to think the unnatural thoughts. The natural thoughts is what should i do…
I am not against planning. But in this society we are over thinking.
Peace is given to those that thoughts are on Him.
The gap become a bridge. We move from poverty to prosperity, from sickness to wholeness.
The number 7 is very prophetic. Perfection or Rest. 7 is always the nos of rest.
Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.
And that day was the Sabbath.
Immediately the man was made well.
Healing is not a work. Healing is found in Rest!
When you pray for people it is not a work it is a rest! There is a flow.
Jesus heal people 7 times on Sabbath!
Lilies of the field there are 6, refer to man
God healed 7 major healing miracles on the 7 days.
Healing is a rest.
and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”
Healing, Healer. The root of our healing is our relaxation.
When we are working, try to get the health, the wholeness, that is not the root of healing.
God’s ways – the way of healing is found in the way of rest.
There are a lot of diseases. A lot of people could not sleep at night because they are not relax.
Some of the things are practical. Like using hp before sleeping cos the brain to be alert.
A lot of diseases are due to stress.
When Pastor was going through a period of stress he was not relax.
A story in the bible –
Go and dip yourself in River Jordan 7 times. He was inflicted and he was healed.
There is a way of rest that God has designed for our healing. Holy communion.
Unconsciously we might be despising the way of God – holy communion.
The Lord has instituted a way of faith – holy communion.
We began to formulate methods without spirit directing us, that is not rest.
Rest is spirit directed activity!
God has given us spirit directed activity, that is the holy communion.
When it has become a work for us, then we need to hear the Word again. The Word has become life to the work! It will then bring benefits to us!
When we eat our normal food we never think where the nutrition will go to our body. How much the spiritual food!
By His stripe we are healed!
Partaking of the roasted lamb sermon. Pastor Prince preached about how his tail bone pain was no more after sometimes after he partook holy communion.
Pastor Ben had a fresh revelation of the holy communion. As he partook, a problem on his skin that was there for so long, it suddenly healed!
When there is a gap, stay at rest.
The ways of God are restful.
Financial life. The gap between poverty to prosperity.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
The gap is rest. Restful way when believing for healing is partaking holy communion.
What about for financial? What is the restful way?
Think of the word Rest. There is a way. There is this rest that will make you rich.
R – Reduce
E – Expenses
S – Saving
T – Tithe
Sometimes we spend on things we don’t need to impress people who don’t care.
There will be a labouring. After the labouring will come into freedom.
Spend at your level.
Save 20% every month.
10% give it to the Lord.
Tithe is where
The rich is in the tithe
The tithe is the gate of heaven.
God will pour out blessing on us. The window of heaven will open up.
We are rich so we can give.
We are blessed to be a blessing.
God want us seeds of Abraham to be blessed.
We all will grow.
Our heart is moved to want to give.
Our hands can move to be able to be a blessing
Rest – financial life
The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked
A Psalm of David.
Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the green herb.
Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
1. Trust in the Lord and do good.
2. Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness
3. Delight yourself IN THE Lord
4. He will give us the desire of my heart!
5. Rest IN THE Lord
Feeding on God’s faithfulness in our lives!
Decrease is always temporal
The rest is rest in the Lord.
Inwardly we are grounded in the Lord.
To rest in the Lord is to be grounded in the Lord.
Rest is to rest in His love
God is love
The cross is the expression of God’s love
Whenever we look and rest in His love for us, the manifestation will come!
1 John 4:10
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Is not me qualifying, is because He loves us.
Rest Listen Flow
Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask who it was of whom He spoke.
Then, leaning back on Jesus’ breast, he said to Him, “Lord, who is it?”
Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it.” And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
John rested in Jesus’ heart. He heard the heartbeat. He listened so he knows how to flow.
Rest in God’s love, talk to God. When troubled, talk to God. When you honour someone who loves you, you will talk to that someone your love and care.
When we talk about casting our cares to the Lord, and we don’t talk to God, because we don’t think He loves us or cares for us.
When we know He loves us we can cast our cares to Him.
The place of the gap is to rest in His love.
He will give you the beautiful family, the promotion, bless you with plenty, is because He loves you!
Allow ourselves to be soaked in His love. It will melt you.