Sermon note (4th svc)
God said Come Near to Me
You are too blessed to be stressed. All the answers in life is in the Bible. All scripture is inspired of God. Is God-breathed. There is an amazing effect.
Keep them (Word) in the midst of your hearts for they are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh (Proverbs)
Many years ago a person was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw. The doctor didn’t know what to do. He was depressed. He took out the bible. He read it and he read it. The more he read it, he continued. That was more than 10 years ago. While he was reading he suddenly felt joy bubbling up inside. He felt he was healed. He went back to the doctor and he was diagnosed completely well!
Miracles of Jesus. Beauty in simplicity.
The holy spirit is teaching us to love the bible.
Pastor is using wide margin bible so he can write his own notes.
In the Old, the New is hidden. In the New the Old is revealed.
Look for the hidden nature. It is the glory of God to conceal the matter and the glory of kings to search it out.
The Hebrew word for complain is Spend the night. If you complain you stay plain. If you want to get out of it, don’t complain.
Moses lifted up the cross with the bronze serpent. Whoever look at the bronze serpent on the cross, live! Those who look away from their wounds, and look at the bronze serpent on the cross they lived! Jesus was the bronze serpent.
At the cross Jesus became what we were that we can become what He is.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
You see your sin judged, we are made the righteousness of God in Him.
Peter was so free from sin-consciousness that he could be free to preach the good news.
Jesus received our sins and we received Jesus’ righteousness! God favor us! He became sin and we became His righteousness
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.
When we are in condemnation and we pray, our prayers “seems” not heard.
There is a change and we said there is no change. When God said we are made righteous we are!
We are all wicked and sinners. We are justifying the wicked. Jesus is our Saviour. Jesus came to call sinners.
Now we are saved and no more sinners.
Righteousness by faith!
God sees us perfectly! God pronounced us righteous and who can say otherwise?
Pronouncement of righteousness is nothing to do with our works. It is all to do with Jesus’ works! If we condemn another of their work, that is abomination.
Behold the Lamb of God takes away the sin. Not cover!
Jesus came and He is the real payment!
Wherever we go our conscience go.
Jesus is an overpayment. He is like a 1 million dollar payment for our 10,000 debt.
The good news is our sins are forgiven!
When you are a sinner, nothing good you do will make you good. But when you are born again, you are the righteousness of God in Christ, not depending on what you do. It is independent of our actions. The value is there.
When we declare we are the righteousness of God in Christ, it is independent of our actions.
When we are in bondage, acknowledge we cannot but God can!
1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
There have been a change!
For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.
When you are sin-conscious, you are negating Jesus’ work.
Jesus paid for all our sins. It does not give us license to sin. Those who know they are forgiven much love much.
But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,
then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
Hold Fast Your Confession
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
We don’t give our lives to atone our sins.
When you tithe and you give offering, don’t do it as a debt we owe. Do it because we love the Lord. It is a seed we sow.
In old way, the more one tried to come near God with his sin, he died.
In the new way, the more we come to the Lord the more we live! It is a new and living way!
Let us draw near to God! With full assurance of faith! Having our hearts sprinkled (the payment silence the debt) from an evil conscience.
Christ means Anointed One.
Christian means anointed ones.
There is only one Christ. Jesus the Christ!
Christianity was called The Way in the book of Act. Confessing Jesus Christ. The great Confession. When we confess Jesus is our Lord we are confessing Jesus is our Righteousness!
Tell and bring forth your case;
Yes, let them take counsel together.
Who has declared this from ancient time?
Who has told it from that time?
Have not I, the Lord?
And there is no other God besides Me,
A just God and a Savior;
There is none besides Me.
“Look to Me, and be saved,
All you ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
I have sworn by Myself;
The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness,
And shall not return,
That to Me every knee shall bow,
Every tongue shall take an oath.
He shall say,
‘Surely in the Lord I have righteousness and strength.
To Him men shall come,
And all shall be ashamed
Who are incensed against Him.
In the Lord all the descendants of Israel
Shall be justified, and shall glory.’ ”
Being righteous is the part before glory. Our next step is glory! Where we shine! The glory of God! Believe we are righteous! If we don’t declare we are, it is abomination.
In the Old Testament you have the type. In the New Testament you have the anti-type.
In the type, you have details like the snake bite them. The details are in the Old Testament but the substance are in the New Testament.
In the Lord i have righteousness and strength. Strength comes after righteousness.
that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
Fled for refuge. – city of refuge.
The details are in the Old Testament.
Bend down and carry us up safely. He lift us up! Jesus carry His lambs safely on His shoulders.
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”
With the heart one believe unto righteousness! We are confessing Jesus is our righteousness!
Salvation is wholeness, prosperity, all inclusive word!
God has made salvation so easy. You don’t have to tolerate yourself. It is in your mouth and in your heart. Confess Jesus is our righteousness and we are saved.
Draw near to God.
Only eternal security can have joy and peace!
You cannot lose your salvation! Jesus said we shall never perish.
Jesus said He is deity and He is the Only Way.
Jesus is God.
Believe Jesus is our Lord and our righteousness and we will never be put to shame.
Let us draw near to God! Don’t be afraid. Why are you afraid? What belief system do you prescribed to that makes you afraid to approach God?
When i said approach, i mean anytime anywhere. That is drawing near.
For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
I can give from afar. But when i come, it is very near. Truth is with grace. Grace is a truth that set us free.
True grace came through Jesus Christ.
He came to bring grace
Moses represent the law.
Moses is a beautiful character. As a type he can bring the children of Israel out but cannot bring them in. Only grace can bring them in. Joseph, a type of Jesus brought the children of Israel in to the land flowing with milk and honey.
First word of God to Moses.
Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage.
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”
A groan will reach His throne.
God heard their groaning and God remembered His covenant with Issac, Jacob, more than 400 years ago. Is God’s faithfulness!
It is not their deserving. It is God’s faithfulness.
God heard your groaning. Every time you come to Him. Stop waiting for healing. Healing comes.
God remembered Aleph Tav. When we tell God we are worried in this and that, we are already casting our cares on Him.
When God wants to deliver you and help you, God sent a person.
When one is in their deathbed, the one will think about their loved ones, wishing to spend more time with their loved ones and not their career or their businesses.
God can find us anywhere! Moses was at the back side of desert and he was found by God.
From the midst of – God appear in the midst!
The bush was not consumed!
When you put Jesus in the midst of your life, even though is burning (in the burning bush) you will not be consumed!
See the Lord appearing in the burning bush in the midst of your situation and you will not be consumed!
It is best not to look at the good result but look at Jesus!
God saw that Moses was distracted and called him back,” Moses Moses, here I am”
Keep focus on the Lord.
First time God said to Moses-
“Do not draw near this place”
Hebrews 10 tells us “let us draw near”
let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
The very first time God spoke to Moses (law) was don’t draw near!
You think the world out there have what you want? Everything you need is in the Father’s house. Don’t be like the world to win the world.
Every time you embrace the world, the world will bind you and throw you.
It is not the clothes (fashion) we are talking about here. Is the lust of the flesh, the pride of life. When you dress for the lust of the eyes, that is the lust of the flesh.
Let your main attraction be the quiet spirit. Which in the sight of the Lord is great prize!
Real attraction be the quiet spirit.
Worldly is the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life.
The Father did not say don’t draw near. The father run to the prodigal son who came back!
There have been a change! Put shoe on the prodigal son’s feet! He has the right to stand on the family ground! This is not just the holy ground, is the family ground! The ring is the “visa card” in those days.
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry;
He did not put on himself. The shoe, robe and ring were put on him. He was in rest.
The fatted calf was brought to him and not in kitchen. The father wanted him to know
God is saying to you, “i know your sorrow”
God came down to deliver me out, so as to bring me up to a higher place!
He delivered us up and said either do I condemn you
The law always make us self conscious. The question is not who am i, but who is God.
It is not about our limitation but about unlimited God!
He will certainly be with us!
I AM WHO I AM.
I AM means a blank cheque. Tell them I am!
I am whatever you want!
I am your Healer
I am your Provider
I am your Peace
I am your Deliver
I am your Keeper
I am your the Way the Truth and the Life
I am the Bread of Life
He is the fulfilment!
Stop living the future. He is your I AM.
He said I AM. I am your length of days. I am your renewal of strength and your youth.