Sermon note (4th svc)

  • Pastor Prince

Every time we go to the house of the Lord, we leave stronger. 

This is the year of Hesed Wisdom. 

Hesed Wisdom is Grace Wisdom

Sophia means wisdom

When you embrace wisdom you get 

  1. Right hand – Length of days (health) 
  2. Left hand – Riches
  3. Honour
  4. Paths are pleasures 
  5. Peace Shalom 

Pursue the Lord and these things will pursue you

Good and perfect gift is from the above

Good gifts are gifts for everybody regardless whether they are believers or not. 

Perfect are the gifts of the Holy Spirit 

Perfect gifts only for His children

There is always solution for all the problems we face. Just ask!

James 1:5-8

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

When you face challenges, there is always key from the Lord. 

Invention are created because of good gifts 

Jewish won greater percentage in Novel Prize than other race. 

Kindle is Jewish invention from Israel. 

A lot of ideas are from Israel. 

Ask the Lord to give us ideas. 

Ask God and receive. 

Even airplanes are invented by 2 sons of preachers, they are believers. 

Ask God for wisdom. It is as if you want miracle instead of wisdom. 

Repent – change of mind. 

Ask God for wisdom, He will show you. Sometimes the wisdom manifest in the form of your wives. 

When you lose a million dollars and you want God to restore, ask for wisdom! You shall remember the Lord your God, He gives you the power to get (create) wealth. There is no money problem, there is idea problem. 

When you ask God, He gives to you liberally!

Let Him ask in faith!

When you ask God for wisdom, you might not know what to do in your mind, but thank God that you have received. 

Many a time when you face the situation, wisdom just flow out. 

Forgive and trust God

If you are working for a company, you are first responsible for the company. 

Your obligation is to make sure your company is a success. 

Christians need to walk in wisdom. Shine and prosper and people will then listen to you. 

When you share with people, have the attitude, take it or leave it. Don’t force. 

It is so important to preach on wisdom. 

1 Kings 3:4-6

Now the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place: Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?”

And Solomon said: “You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

Jesus is your righteousness. 

Have large appreciation for Christ. 

We cannot give Him enough. 

Wise and hearing heart. 

Hearing people. 

A King hearing 2 prostitutes 

Hear people. There is spirit comes out when you hear someone. Out of abundance of hearts the mouth speaks.  

Dare to be different. 

Don’t be common. Be uncommon. 

The opposite of holiness is uncommon. Set apart for greater use, nobler usage. 

Someone is holy is not holier than you. Jesus is uncommon. God wants your lives to be uncommon. This is holy. 

Set apart. The opposite of holiness is uncommonness. 

Watch the words that comes out of your mouth

Proverbs 17:27-28

He who has knowledge spares his words,

And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.

Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace;

When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.

“He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.”

Proverbs 17:27 NASB

“Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.”

Proverbs 17:28 NASB

Long life we walk in the spirit according to Christ. We are not under law we are under grace. 

Right hand -> our Lord Jesus. We have long life in Him! When we are in Him we will not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 

We pray for the best for our neighbour 

We are not under law we are under grace. 

The speech pleased the Lord

Today we ask God for wisdom we please the Lord. 

We are not in the place same position as Solomon is. 

God gives His Son to us, how shall He not FREELY gives us all things?

When you get Jesus you get everything. 

Gibeon has the structure of tabernacle 

The only thing missing is the ark of the covenant. 

Are u in touch of the ark? Ark is the picture of Jesus Christ. The wood inside speaks of His humanity

He wanted to bring Jesus (the ark) to the centre of the church. Because of king David was a man after God’s heart. 

Are we in connection with the King of kings and the Lord of Lords?

First sign a man receive wisdom, he appreciate the presence of the Lord. 

We want to be where Jesus is. 

True Christian teaching is putting Christ even in our daily affairs. 

It has to be Christ. Out of the belly will flow rivers of living water. 

The sword in the bible is a picture of the Word of God. 

Wherever the gospel of Christ go through, the country progress into civilisation. 

Take care of your own. Don’t let other people raise your kids. 

Webster dictionary founder is a believer

Doctors cannot spilt joints and marrow nor can they split soul and spirit. 

God deals with it right at the marrow. 

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Paul was beyond his time on laser when he said that. 

God word can purify, touch and heal, cut away what is not necessary. He can create miracle without side effects 

1 Kings 3:24-28

Then the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to one, and half to the other.”

Then the woman whose son was living spoke to the king, for she yearned with compassion for her son; and she said, “O my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him!”

But the other said, “Let him be neither mine nor yours, but divide him.”

So the king answered and said, “Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him; she is his mother.”

And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had rendered; and they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.

Divide the living child

Half to the one

Half to the other

Jesus is the A and the Z. He has the first word and the final word in your life!

Remember Him and you have the power to create wealth. 

Not create greed. 

Hayeled is the young man. Jesus was divided at the cross. 

He borne our sin in His own body, not spirit. 

Jesus was never more pleasing to the Father than at the cross. 

As God He had to turn His back

As Father, Jesus was never more pleasing than when He was at the cross. 

Comparing burnt offering and sin offering. 

Burnt offering was not said to be most holy. 

Sin offering most holy. 

It is about the cross. Finding the true nature

It is more important to go for the heart than the brain. 

Brain to brain

Jesus always go for the heart. 

Business people go for the heart, it is nearer to the wallet. 

Don’t do it for the money. 

Love will live and guide you. 

A woman will not let her child die. 

For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son. 

For God so loved the world He gave. Some of the people slap His hands. 

1 Kings 4:29-34

And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore. Thus Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men—than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was in all the surrounding nations. He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five. Also he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree of Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, of birds, of creeping things, and of fish. And men of all nations, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom, came to hear the wisdom of Solomon.

Big heart!

Wisdom – largeness of heart

Herman was about the law. If you understand and realise man cannot meet God’s requirement. 

Psalm 89 is the psalm of Ethan. The hesed, the loving kindness. 

God came down by grace and gave us His position. Purely as a gift but He has to pay for it. 

Solomon wisdom excel Herman and Ethan. 

It seems the more you are closer to God in worship you are wise people. 

Our Lord is beautiful. 

Words fail me when i try to describe Him. 

He will return as King. 

Learn from the ants. 

Without shedding of blood there was no forgiveness of sin. 

God was the one who said animals are as meat for our food. Eat meat. 

The animal must be killed, burn, than become food for us. 

Jesus must be killed, burn for our sins. 

Holy Spirit was not yet given because Jesus was not yet glorified. 

Matthew 10:16

Persecutions Are Coming

(Mark 13:9–13; Luke 21:12–17)

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

Sent means assignment. Sent means there is a purpose. 

Be wise in your workplace. 

Use wisdom. 

Be wise as serpents and harmless as dove. 

The woman prefer snake talks than God talks. 

The snake is the most subtle of all the animals. Be subtle be wise as serpents and harmless as dove. 

We are not out to destroy we are out to love. 

Be wise. 

Lovely but be wise. 

Philippians 1:9

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,

Love abound in knowledge and all discernment. 

God wants you to be this way. 

Lending money – if you are not willing to lose this money, don’t lend. If not it will destroy friendship. 

Psalms 112:5

A good man deals graciously and lends;

He will guide his affairs with discretion.

How do we witness to our friends? With discretion. 

Acts 17:16

The Philosophers at Athens

Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols.

Paul did not put down other gods. This is wisdom. 

Acts 17:22-27

Addressing the Areopagus

Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:

TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.

Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

Seek the Lord 

Acts 17:28-34

for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, while others said, “We will hear you again on this matter.” So Paul departed from among them. However, some men joined him and believed, among them Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

Through Jesus is preached to you the forgiveness of sin. 

Quite a number of them followed Paul. 

Find areas of agreement. 

Utter the word, Jesus. 

The devil want to blind the people from gospel, lest the light will shine. 

Use wisdom. 

By all means share about the wonderful Jesus. 

Luke 21:13-15

But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.

Acts 6:9-12

Then there arose some from what is called the Synagogue of the Freedmen (Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and those from Cilicia and Asia), disputing with Stephen. And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke. Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God.” And they stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes; and they came upon him, seized him, and brought him to the council.

Acts 6:15

And all who sat in the council, looking steadfastly at him, saw his face as the face of an angel.

Sometimes when you are under persecution, God will cause your face to shine. 

Your face is a good indicator what is in your heart. 

Proverbs 26:18-19

Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death,

Is the man who deceives his neighbor,

And says, “I was only joking!”

Wisdom will help your brain. Scientist said we only use 1/10 of our brain. 

When we get baptised in the spirit, we get smarter. There are 9 spirits 

If you are hurting your spouse and yet said you are only joking, you are helping the devil. 

If a woman knows how to control a man’s ego, she can control him. Tenderness, kindness. 

In Jesus, is our wisdom. 

1 Corinthians 1:30-31

But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”

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