- Pastor Prince
There is a love that is not commercial. A love that the Lord gives and expect no return
The church of Jesus Christ is make up of all kind of people who are born again. We are one new man in Christ Jesus
We are not gentiles we are the church of God.
All the promises of God in Christ is yes and in Him amen!
You see promises made for Jews we can claim it in Christ.
God’s blessings is not visible but it produces visible.
What is favour? You can see in action and produces result.
Favour is seen in a result.
Wisdom produces things we see.
When we cultivate something, it increases in value.
Cultivate that which is given to you.
Marriage, we cultivate each other.
God gives us desire. God destined for us to be who we are and gives us the desire to do that something. The gift in us.
God can use your vanity, your desire
Like it or not, men look at the outward appearance, the Lord looks on the heart.
What is more important is the Word we need to share with them.
The desire and craving in us, the Lord put in us.
Cultivation and discipline is there. The cultivated one has further reach and stronger impartation.
Ask God for more and deeper in our gifts.
Teach us how we can deep call unto deep
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
God cannot die as God. God became fully Man The Word became flesh and dwell among us.
David used Goliath’s own sword to defeat him.
Jesus through death destroyed the devil who had the power of death.
Man subject to bondage of sickness fear, all come from fear of death.
Number 1 fear is fear death
Main reason Christ came is to die for our sin.
In God’s sight there is no sin on us.
There is sin in us but as far as God look at us, there is no sin on us.
A perfect sacrifice came. The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins.
Realised our conscience is not sin conscience, than we can have a liberated heart.
Conscience made perfect. Jesus’ sacrifice is perfect sacrifice. We have perfect conscience because of perfect sacrifice
Than we have true foundation to serve God.
One of the reason why Jesus came was also to destroy death. God hates death. It is not God’s plan for us to die. Jesus wept at the tomb of Lazarus. He wept because He knew Father’s plan for us. Death is an enemy.
Death is put under His feet!
1 Corinthians 15:25-26
For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.
Jesus is reigning and reigning and only one last enemy left – death
Poverty also put under His feet.
His people not under the curse of poverty.
God put all the enemies under our feet
It must be as more and more enemies put under Jesus’ feet, the last enemy is death
We will live forever young! Forever is quite a long time.
Growing old is part of death process
Adam died spiritually after he took the fruit
Those who are born again will not see second death.
Jesus come we won’t die.
There is going to be revelation how not to die before our time.
Our basis for faith is not on experience but on the Word of God
There will be a generation who will understand this. The rapture!
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
We who are alive and remain.
Is one thing to be alive and another to remain alive. There is power to remain alive!
Rapture generation has the power to remain alive
God works in patterns. The first coming was revealed to shepherds.
It is the shepherds’ teaching of His coming
The shepherds are now sounding out His coming.
Ever since man’s sin, is appointed death.
Dishonouring parents can shorten your lives
Honour your father and mother that it may be well with you and live long on earth
The fear of the Lord prolongs days,
But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
Fear of the Lord = worship of the Lord
Raising up your hands and worship the Lord
The devil will point you to those who love the Lord and those who are wicked died young.
The devil loves to look at exception.
Don’t go for exception. Don’t go for positive experience. Go for the Word
How do we define long life?
For believers, psalm 91 last verse is our standard.
The main thing is our satisfaction
With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.
Elijah asked God to let Him die but he never died. He was taken away and did not die
Moses died but his body was raised in the way Lazarus was raised.
The bible is more advanced than our brains.
God wrote bible for our success and not His.
God is not willing that any should perish.
And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
120 is God speaking in judgement
God wanted men to live longer than that.
The days of our lives are seventy years;
And if by reason of strength they are eighty years,
Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow;
For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
These are people under judgement
For all our days have passed away in Your wrath;
We finish our years like a sigh.
God was angry with them
All our sins have been judged. This is not us. This is them under God’s wrath
Who knows the power of Your anger?
For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath.
Moses lived to 120
Joshua lived to 110
The rest lived to 70 to 80
Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God
There are things for you to do down here that only you can do
Labour is labour and it does not have to have pain.
That was the curse for sin.
Having baby is not a curse
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law
God’s standard is God’s Word
Aim for the star and you might hit the moon
There is glory in virginity
Apostle Paul was not beheaded until he said he has finished his course. He was stoned more than once.
For Paul to live is Christ and to die is gain.
For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you. And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith,
This speaks of power!
Paul did not want to wait until he is old
And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
All are from book of Judges except David
Gideon and Barak but Barak came first
Samson and Jephthah, Samson was last judge but he was put first
David and Samuel, Samuel came first but he was put last
Why are they not in divine order?
quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again.
Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.
Not accepting deliverance
If you feel suicidal, this is not for you
The deeper your depression, the stronger your call to God
The devil trying to destroy you. Stop and let others to pray for you. God Himself loves you. Your life is too precious. You have a high calling
Hebrews 11:35 YLT
Women received by a rising again their dead, and others were tortured, not accepting the redemption, that a better rising again they might receive,
Believe not based on experience but on the Word of God
Power of the tongues (life and death are in the power of tongues) are you edified? The Word of God feeds you. We are seated with Christ on His throne. We are given the power to exercise in His name. We are seated with Christ and enforced with our tongues. Samson said let him die the death before he died. Christians fall asleep. They don’t die.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
There is more to this than we realised.
Communion. There is purpose for the bread. By His stripes, as sure as the stripes fell on His body, as sure as our diseases are gone.
Partake of the Lord’s supper
Many will be strong and healthy and live long
1 Corinthians 11:30
For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
Be righteousness conscious.
Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.
and strip Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son; for Aaron shall be gathered to his people and die there.” So Moses did just as the Lord commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. Moses stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there on the top of the mountain. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.
Mount Hor is 6000 feet from dead sea
The moment Aaron was stripped. Don’t let the devil stripped away our righteousness conscious.
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.
He saw the invisible one.
He can move the hearts of your clients, prospects, colleagues
Endured – karthered
Remain the same
In the presence of Jesus, no one dies.
To see Jesus is life! Those who saw Jesus live!
Remain the same because we see Jesus who is invisible.
See a young Jesus
Jesus is the super Hero