Sermon note (1st svc)
– Mega Fest – Woman Thou Art Loosed 30 June 2017
Jesus is in the midst of us! He was crucified in the midst.
All we need to do is to consent to be loved.
Divine appointment. Jesus is the King of kings. Who are the kings? We! He is altogether lovely.
We are in Him before God.
There are broken heart out there.
The first mentioned of tears in the Old Testament was the tears of woman, and in the New Testament, the first mentioned of tears was woman too. I believe God takes the tears of woman as precious to mention first time. God takes the tears of the woman as precious. He wants to dry your tears. He want to heal your heart. He wants to set you free.
You rejoice when you see a million in your ATM, right? However you do not have the righteous foundation to spend it when you realized that is not your money as you do not know where it comes from. However when the bank said it is legal, you have the righteous foundation to use it and rejoice.
You can be healed because there is righteous foundation in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The law was given by a servant, grace and truth came by the Son. Truth is on the side of grace. The law is truth but it is not the truth that set you free. The Jewish knows the law since 5 years old. You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. You can give from a distance, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
The first miracle of the law, the first miracle of Moses, he turned the water into blood resulting in death.
The first miracle of grace, Jesus turned the water into wine resulting in life and celebration.
Under the law God demand righteousness from sinfully bankrupt man
Under grace, God provides righteousness as a gift.
Under the law God said i will by no means forget your sins but i will visit your sins to the 3rd and 4th generation.
Under grace, God said I will be merciful to your unrighteousness, and all your sin and iniquities i will remember no more. No more there means no longer.
There has been a changed! You cannot put new wine (grace) into old wine skin. The law will lose its severity and grace will lose its freeness. You lose both!
Jesus said you shall receive the truth.
I believe you will receive something that will set you free.
It is right believing. Right believing will produce right doing.
The high priest of Israel for 2000 years now, He has been the High Priest of the church. He is not there to find fault.
God looks at the high priest. He is not looking at the nation.
Our high priest, Jesus, live the power of endless life!
1 John 4:17
The Consummation of Love
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.
As He is, crowned with glory and honor, all authority given to Him, every names that is named, so are we in this world!
We are transformed by beholding Jesus❗️
The holy spirit goes to work when we behold Jesus!
The holy spirit transform us as we behold Him!
Peter saw Jesus above the wave, he became like Jesus!
When we look at Jesus, the Holy Spirit makes us like Him.
We are self-occupied. Devil comes to us and point us to ourselves. He will say look at this thought of yours.
He wants us guilty. Tat is when faith cannot work
The gospel is not about us. The gospel is about Jesus! He has come to serve and wash our feet.
With our Lord, is more blessed to receive than to give.
Mary was seated at Jesus’ feet enjoying Him and receiving Him and allowed Him to give to her.
Martha was busy and blamed 2 at one time. Lord don’t you care that my sister left me alone?
One thing is needful! When we do this one thing we go home with victory!
Are we in the posture of receiving?
The greater givers are the greater receivers!
We loved because He first loved us!
One thing is needed and Mary has chosen the good part which will not be taken away from her.
The woman at the well took from Jesus.
The disciples were busy buying lunch and when they came back they saw Jesus refreshed! When we take from Jesus, He loves it!
He loves it when we take from Him.
What shall I render to the Lord
For all His benefits toward me?
I will take up the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the Lord.
O you of little faith, Jesus said often.
Faith is taking from Him. Why we take so little from Him?
Jesus said the Son of men did no come to be served but to serve. All He is and all He became as a man is to serve us. He wants to wash our feet
The blessing came first!
The goodness of God lead us to repentance
God rich in mercy, plenty in goodness
When you touch Jesus you touch grace
The devil wanna us focus on ourselves, our thoughts and emotion.
Not a single child of Israel died when they crossed out of Egypt.
They complained, and God turned the water to sweetness. God rained bread to the people when they complained no food.
They murmured and complained but no one died. This is the picture of grace.
Grace has nothing to do with their goodness but God’s goodness.
Your grace bring us home to the promised land.
Which side you want to be on? Under grace or under law?
I am not against the law. I am for the law for the reason God gave the law. God gave the law to show us all up in our sins. The law is like a mirror. It is faithful. When you turn to the mirror and you see ugly, don’t blame the mirror.
The law is like a mirror. It is holy but cannot make you holy.
The secret of great faith. Only twice God mentioned someone has great faith.
One was the centurion and the Phoenician woman.
The law will rob you of faith. It makes you self-occupied. The way out of Roman 7, the gateway is Romans 8! As He is so are we in this world!
It is not God has gone soft
There is therefore now no condemnation
(When we don’t have it altogether)
Jesus wrote on the ground. It is stoney ground. God’s finger writing on stone. Jesus is the One who gave the law.
He said he who is without sin among you, throw the stone.
The first time God gave the law, Moses broke the tablet. The second time God gave the law, He asked him to put under the mercy seat!
For us to fall from grace, we have fallen from higher ground.
Grace is higher than the law. For us to turn to the law is fall from grace.
For us to look into the ark of the covenant we have to push aside the mercy seat.
The ministry of death written and engraved on stones. The 10 commandments were engraved on stones. God call it the ministry of death.
Jesus stood down on to write 2nd time on the ground.
They would stone her if they could. But they could not. Jesus only the other hand He could but He did not.
Beginning from the elders, one by one they left, leaving Jesus and the woman.
Jesus said neither do i condemn you, go and sin no more.
Jesus gave her the power of no condemnation and sin no more.
God unleashed His holy wrath and strokes after strokes of the broken law was punished in His body. Jesus cried it is finished❗️
This is the reason why there is now no condemnation. Our sin did not escape, Jesus took it at the cross.
The cross gives us the righteous foundation and how God can be righteous receiving sinners without compromise.
Because He was condemned we cannot be condemned.
God turned His back on Jesus.
Jesus always addressed God as the Father. For the first time at the cross He cried my God my God why have you forsaken Me? He took our place at the cross.
We received it! The divine exchange.
When He hung at the cross, mid-day became midnight.
God said to us He will never forsake us!
He wore the crown of thorns so that we can have the aggressive peace that passes understanding.
Intense stress, Jesus sweat blood. The very thought of becoming our sin He sweat blood. How much more when He became our sin at the cross!
Before Abraham was, I am! (Jesus is)
You will never know how much God loves us until you know how much God loves His Son.
God did not withheld His son, the son He loves. Perfect love cast out every dear.
We loved because He first loved us
Jesus came as a divine stranger to love us.
At the cross when He cried it is finished He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
He found His rest in loving us and saving us and in paying for our redemption
Woman, loose from all guilt and condemnation! Because there is no condemnation, we are set free!
Jesus saw the woman and called to her. For 18 years she was down with infirmities. 18 is the nos of devil. 6 + 6 + 6
But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, “There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.”
The Lord then answered him and said, “Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound—think of it—for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?”
Jesus had loving, loosing on His mind.
Women, Thou art loosed!
Shout praises to Jesus❗️
(Song – There is a fountain filled with blood)
When Jesus died, God the Father tore the veil and said welcome home. Welcome home to love!