Sermon Note (4th svc)
You don’t have to wait for God to move in the special way, we thank God when that happens we flow with that. This is not a motivational talk. Motivational talk is on you applying it. New Testament preaching is as the word is preached, God restores and saves!
A little view point that God drops in your spouse’s heart, boss’s heart. The Lord fights your battle.
Remember Lot’s wife. Don’t turn around.
God has gone forward. He makes the crooked places straight
Make straight the path of Jehovah
Every mountains shall be brought low.
Every valley shall be exalted.
Before the coming of the Lord, there is voices of John the Baptist. John means grace. Only the voice of grace will usher in the coming of the Lord.
It seems to forget there is a teaching of the bible called the rapture.
Rapture is the snatching away. It is not the first time. Enoch was snatched away.
He went to the Lord against the law of gravity
We shall not all sleep. We will all be transformed in a twinkling of the eyes.
We are not appointed to wrath.
The rapture is God’s way of removing His people before He pours out His wrath.
And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down.
And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”
If you ever wonder how words of grace looks like? You just heard. Grace always give. Grace impart, law demands.
The strength of sin is the law. The accent of the law is demand.
God is supplying the daily bread we need.
Supplying us the spirit. Constantly supplying.
When we live like that, we are effectively living under grace
Thou shall not
God gave the spirit and 3000 people were saved.
He did not come to destroy. He comes to fulfil
We are no more under law but under grace
Are you clean and holy enough?
Do you know enough? He went around not noticing their sins. Most of the people who received from Him are the sinners. They drew near to sinners.
There are degree of sins.
If the mighty works done in you was done in Sodom, sodom would have remain this day.
Jesus said if the mighty works on Sodom, sodom would have been saved.
The sin of rejecting Jesus is worse than the sin of sodomy
If they have experience the mighty works they would have repented
The key is to go to the sinners and pray for them. Don’t judge them.
The key is the mighty works.
The world will get darker and darker, the glory of light will shine brighter
Jesus closed the book.
The long suffering of the Lord, He is not willing that any should perish
Methuselah was the longest living man.
When he died, God will bring judgement. So everyone watched the boy Methuselah. God had mercy and made him the longest living man.
God has to judge but He is ℓσνє.
Our sins have not escaped. Every single sins are all paid at the cross.
God is now righteous in making you and I righteous
When you believe right you will live right
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
Why are we righteous?
One Man obedience
The law was magnified at the cross.
The law is fulfilled. We are not under law but under grace.
We are now righteous because of One Man’s obedience.
The warfare is the devil wants us to focus on our own obedience
God wants us focus out of ourselves to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
Your warfare is to point ourselves to Jesus
This is not our obedience, is the obedience of Christ. Here, the obedience is a norn
Obey is a verb
A youth leader got his girl friend pregnant. He was punishing himself and cut off from church. He got together with his girlfriend and got married and started family. One day he came home to empty home. His wife wanted divorce.
A friend introduced him to Pastor Prince sermons. He listened and listened.
He was forced to sign the divorce paper. He looked to the Lord more and more and declare restoration in his marriage as he was signing the paper. He believed the Lord will intercede for him.
His wife said she did not ℓσνє him and hated him. The Lord asked him don’t call her so often. He is working on her.
8 months after he signed their divorce paper. His wife asked him to come home. They are now together in Godly marriage with 4 beautiful daughters.
The paper works had errors and the divorce papers were rejected.
Faith comes by hearing and the hearing of Christ.
We want to be complete in ourselves and not complete in Him when we look at ourselves. God wants us to be complete in Him.
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
We are trying to find in ourselves righteousness
There is a provision we need to understand. We are made righteous by the blood of Jesus.
and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,
In and of ourselves we are not complete
For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
Jesus came as 100% Man and 100% God
Only a Man can be high Priest. He is God and Man.
As Man, He sat down having purged our sins
Sit down means He is reigning. It means He is ruling.
Jesus is seated at the throne ruling !
High Priest is His present day ministry.
As the high priest goes, so goes the nation
We are more than conquerors! The Son of David conquered the greater Goliath
Priest represent the people behind him and God looks at the high priest
Breast speaks of the ℓσνє of Jesus. We are all individual and unique. God sees us unique and we have the same ℓσνє of His heart.
Breast represent ℓσνє
Shoulder represent power
He put us on His shoulders. When the Lord carries us we rest.
A shepherd has 100 sheep, he lost 1 sheep and he went to look for the one that is lost, pick him back and celebrated.
Jesus the Shepherd came long way to find the one that is lost
Where is the repentance? The sheep did not come back. The shepherd went, seek, found and celebrated. The only thing the sheep did was to consent.
The prodigal son came back because he was hungry. He came with wrong motive and yet the Father still take him in.
You cannot earn the lavish ℓσνє of the Lord
Holiness to the Lord
Jesus’ mind is all holy to the Lord
This is all for the Father representing us. Jesus is there for us.
Everything is for us.
“You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet:
HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
And you shall put it on a blue cord, that it may be on the turban; it shall be on the front of the turban. So it shall be on Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things which the children of Israel hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall always be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.
Heavenly minded – think of Christ
Accepted is to preach the year of the great favour! Great favour in the eyes of the Lord
Our prayers and worship are not exactly pure
Our best gifts can be tainted with ulterior motive
In all our best gifts there is sin in all of them
The high priest is always holy. God looks at the high priest and see Him and not us.
Upper room means church teaching.
In the upper room, the church teachings are for the first time.
Up till now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask in My name and you will receive
In the name is always representing that person.
Come to God, we are complete. When we pray we are already complete. God loves it. We are already complete and has influence with God.
We start complete and work out our completeness.
Worshipping God, our High Priest purify everything we pray.
We have the bullock (rich), lamb (middle) and dove (poor) we bring to the Lord
Bullock has a lot of blood. Rich spiritually has great understanding of the blood of Jesus
Little faith strong faith means how we see Him
Faith is the hand that takes.
Why do you take from me so little?
And he shall remove its crop with its feathers and cast it beside the altar on the east side, into the place for ashes. Then he shall split it at its wings, but shall not divide it completely; and the priest shall burn it on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire. It is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord.
First thing God wants us to see is ashes. What is not needed, throw it there
Anything speaks of our Lord Jesus Christ is still sweet aroma to the Lord
Trust your Father’s heart. He knows what is best for you
Your prayers is like a bird and goes up to the High Priest. He removes what is not needed. He adds His sweet aroma to the prayers. He turns to the Father and gives to Him. This is the perfect prayer and the gift is sent – answered prayers
In My Name means He is representing us
Serve and the Lord will change your bad thoughts.
The bad thoughts are brought by the satan
The Father is the One who ordained the High Priest.
God is for us, who can be against us
Just come. Just worship. Just serve. Get involved
Your High Priest is alive! God sent the holy spirit.
Glory of God was lingering as if He did not want to leave
Lingering as if He did not want to leave.
He came in as a rushing mighty wind.
When He was leaving He left so slowly. When He came He came in as a rushing mighty wind.
Now we have the temple of God. He is now in us. Live and the glory of God will shine in our lives.
You have waited on the Lord and God is strengthening your heart.
He gives His beloveds sleep.
Come back to sleep as God ordained. You wake up fresh.
We have the mind of Christ.