Sermon note (2nd svc)
The Friend You Can Always Depend On
How not to walk under the law?
Be a good pointer to Jesus.
We are not out to please the world. We live for the audience of God.
In the heaven today, there is a Man. Jesus is 100% God, He came to become something He never was, a Man.
In the greatest highest most favored spot at the Father’s right hand, there is a Man. One of us! Completely Man. With emotion and sentiment of feeling of a Man.
Jesus is as much a Man as i am, but i am not the kind of Man such as He is.
Today the devil is left defeated, bruised and battled because Jesus, this Man came. He paid the price! To God be all the praise and glory and all the honour! God is a good God! He loves us!
Spiritual gifts. They are greater than any gifts that anyone can give you.
God’s gifts –
The gifts of healing. Long term condition, something that doctors can only give to keep the symptoms down. Jesus gives gifts of healing!
A grace gift. Undeserved and unearned for the recipient.
It is not about my goodness it is about His goodness! His gift will heal me!
Science cannot go beyond the signs of God.
The same God who saw darkness and He spoke light be and light was!
The Lord is restoring disk (back pain)
Don’t try to earn the healing. Just receive it.
Noah can sit inside the ark, sleeping in the ark. He is not holding on to the ark. It is not us holding on to the ark. Is The Ark holding on to us.
The Lord’s presence where you are right now.
Is Jesus and Jesus alone is the Healer!
God pours by entire heaven’s room to us.
We have 17 books in the old testament.
17 is the nos of victory!
Do you feel u r fishing all night and caught nothing?
God has a system that is beyond this world.
According to His riches and glory. Put our eyes vertically on Jesus!
This same God loves us!
17 books, 5 books poetic books and 17 books after the 5 books.
Emptiness of emptiness
Vanity of vanity
Song of Songs – the Lord is too big for our hearts. To discover Him, He is true fulfilment.
Ecclesiastes – vanity of vanity, all is vanity, except seeking for Jesus
Ecclesiastes – shows this world too big for our heart
Songs of Songs -God is too big for our heart!!
Everything is emptiness without Jesus..
In God’s presence there is fullness of joy!!
God anoint us with the oil of joy!!
Who created joy?
Everything we see is beautiful is only a reflection of Jesus. The Creator is more beautiful than the created.
We are King’s kids under training.
We are joint heir with Jesus!
Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God. For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death. But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.
Sin’s Advantage in the Law
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead. I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me.
Rediscover the gospel of grace
Grace is not a message. Grace is the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For the Grace of God has appeared to all men!
Grace appeared in Jesus!
Is the Gospel been restored!
Man gave God up for an “apple” if it is an apple.
If we choose to reject God, God has to respect our free choice. Reject God, means choose darkness, the devil.
Jesus came to save!
Story of God’s love.
A place of eternal destruction
The things we can see are temporal. The things we can’t see are eternal.
God can supply all my needs!!
With His stripe we are healed! This is eternal!
Men are made in God’s image!
There is a place to house men.
You are saved forever, once you are saved!
Noah might fall but he always fell in the ark!
The strength of sin is the law.
For sin shall not have dominion over me
Hearing grace, life are transformed.
Genuine change is effortless!
Bear fruits to God – dead to the law, married unto Jesus.
Jesus will lead us to the very place we don’t have desire to commit adultery
In 2010, the young parents were not able to cope with two young children. They quarrelled frequently. They finally separated. At his separation, both attended New Creation Church without each other knowing. However when he found out, they went together. Now they are together and their marriage restored. They have their 3rd child and they love each other more than before.
Sanctification by law or by grace?
Married to Jesus we will bear fruits to God!
How to become holy practically?
Serve in the newness of the spirit!
Not only you love, you give.
When grace comes on you, you are a giver!
God is a Giver!
He loves to give gifts!
There were no Christians before Jesus died. People who are not christians yet, they can be healed when they receive.
Believe, receive. Know that you are loved!
Apart from the law, sin was died
But sin, taking opportunity (aphorme) by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead.
Preach where it is launched
A master liar will tell half a lie. 80% truth and 20% lie, it will hold u in bondage
Sin without the law is dead!
Apart from the law, sin was dead!
Commandment came, sin revived and i died.
People are dying because of condemnation. Condemnation kills!
The way the devil brings u to kill someone is to ask u to keep the law, sin revived and u died.
Without the law, sin was dead!
The law is not for mature sons.
Sin does not just kill. By it, killed
Those who fight for law they never write songs on law!
Legalistic people even when they write songs, they write songs of grace!
Sing Jesus loves me, this i know..
This is the greatest theory of all
Having bitterness in your heart is like preparing poison to somebody and your drink the poison yourself
We are under God’s love for me, not under our love for God.
We love because He first love us!
The effect is we love God and the cause is God first love us!
Our emphasis today, the more we tell them to love God we are strengthening sin in their lives.
How not to walk under the law?
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
We pray what God put in our hearts. When we pray what is in our hearts, it comes out and we feel good.
What a Friend we have in Jesus..
Talk to Jesus like a child..
The more honest we are with Jesus.. the more we can feel He has imparted strength to us and we are not so anxious anymore.
He is a Friend we can share with.
There is a place for a prayer of faith. To talk to Jesus is faith!!
Jesus walked for miles.
What is on your heart? Tell it to Jesus. He is a precious Friend! This is a reality.
He loves it when we pour our hearts out to Him.
Talk to Him like He is.
In desperate situation, call on Him
Speak what is in my heart!
Follow the Lord and health will be there. You can never go wrong following the Lord.
The holy spirit is a wonderful spirit.
Walking in the Spirit
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Teach me how to flow in Your spirit!
Tell the Lord.
Happy about our marriage, talk to the Lord.
Angry about something, talk to the Lord.
Tell it to Jesus.
Cast our cares upon Him because He cares for us!!
Habit – take away the H u have A, take away the B u still have it and take away the i, u have Christ!!
We are creature of habit. Walk in the spirit.
Spirit of God can lead us
So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of Timnah.
Now to his surprise, a young lion came roaring against him. And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.
The Holy Spirit come upon us to prosper us!
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Empower us to prosper
The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand.
Come mightily – Tsalach
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
Another Helper like Jesus!!
Helper – Comforter, Advocate
Alongside to help
On earth today, the 3rd Person of the Godhead is now dwelling in us!!
The love of the Spirit. The holy spirit loves us and call attention to Jesus!!
He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
The spirit in the end time is anti-Christ.
Victory is coming!! Is coming!!
This is from the Spirit.
When the Lord brings victory, it is speedily!!
Our prayers are heard.
Holy Spirit in the Old Testament comes on someone with a purpose and He leaves.
This time the Holy Spirit comes and stay!
The devil always wanna imitate God.
We are made in the image of God! The Holy Spirit loves us!
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
Holy Spirit is all over us today!
There are 2 ways one will ignore the Holy Spirit.
1. When someone don’t want to see God’s Son
2. Ignore holy spirit when He is there, don’t talk to Him
Keep our eyes on Jesus, even when we stumbled, we will be able to recover.
Talk about Jesus and holy spirit will come with anointing upon and cause us to prosper in our sharing!
Justification solely by faith
“To think i refuse you permission” when one refuse permission for the great organ (instrument) in our lives.
We have a greater Master (Holy Spirit) who has come to help us. He will guide us all things and teach us all things.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon (embraced) all those who heard the word.
They started speaking in tongues. Praying in tongues is response of love!!
Say it out of our hearts until our hearts is completely released of it!
Pour out to Jesus and see what a Friend He is.
Miracles come forth!!