Sermon note (3rd svc)

  • Pastor Prince

The Lord will take care of everything for you. When you rest God works. 

Deuteronomy 11:20

And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,

When it gets darker, your light will be evidently seen. 

Testimony –

A brother from United States. It is about depression. Darkness is coming upon the world. He mentioned depression specifically. God’s heart is for us to catch the revelation He wanna see. What is the one single thing God wanna us to hear? Experience the love of God in Christ. Not just in their head. Know that “i am the one whom Jesus loves”

For 5 years this brother had thoughts of taking his own life. He felt God is always disappointed and that he is the stepchild. A friend introduced Pastor Prince sermons to him. He started watching Pastor Prince sermons. Grace flows in the worry-free areas of your life. He continued watching but still had wrong believing. He was worried that God will punish him. He attempted 3 times to commit suicide. He heard his friend prayed over him. He stopped listening to messages that cause him to fear God. It seems like God is tearing seeing him trying to commit suicide. 

This fear of God is the spirit of bondage 

He was convinced that the Lord would do more for him than the medicine could. 

He noticed the depressing thoughts were easy to reject. God completely heal him of depression. All glory to Jesus! He heard his way out of depression. He listened to Pastor Prince sermons. 

Moral atmosphere of the world, as man could not discern from good and evil. 

God is saying during this time His glory is shinning on us and we are people full of grace. 

Steven was full of grace and faith. God wants you to be strong in grace and faith. Grace is God doing for us. Seeing God supply us. Working in us and through us. Work out the salvation. Work it out in the way you live your lives. Only when you have it in, you can work it out. 

Blessing in all its fullness. The 100 fold prosperity. 

The bible does use the word prosper. 

Whatever Joseph did, he was prosperous 

Prosper means to have successful outcome. 

There is a revival going on in China. A revival of Jesus Christ. 

Matthew 19:27-30

Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?”

So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

100 fold! Left – sacrifice for the sake of the gospel. Make sure you are doing for My name’s sake. 

Someone involved in mission work does not means is doing the Lord’s work. 

Whatever time you give up, the Lord does not forget things like this. 

If your reason is for His name’s sake, you receive your rewards. 

Mark 10:30

who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.

Now in this time! 

When you start to prosper a 100 fold, there will be persecutions. 

When will you receive? Now in this time! 

Matthew 20:1-7

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went. Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.’

It is not the what, it is the why. You don’t pray for victory, you pray from victory. You are the righteousness of God in Christ. Now act it out. 

The why is more important to God than the what you do for God. 

Matthew 20:15-16

Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’ So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”

Chosen one. It is nothing to do with salvation. The one chosen enjoy the 100 folds. 

We are in many levels of blessings of manifestation 

We all wanna 100 folds. 

Among believers how to have greater manifestation of the fullness of God’s blessings in our lives. 

You want to be full of grace. 

Even in punishment there are different levels of punishment in hell. 

Believers who put their trust in Christ, is not what they do but what Christ has done. 

A believer will never come into judgement. 

John 5:24

Life and Judgment Are Through the Son

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

Death and judgement is behind us. 

Death and judgement is behind us not in front of us. 

The things you do is build on the “why”

The judge you are fearful of is your righteousness 

We will stand in front of Jesus in our glorified bodies. 

Our services build on gold or precious stones

This landowner is Jesus

Matthew 20:1-4

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour (9am) and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went.

Matthew 20:5-7

Again he went out about the sixth (12pm) and the ninth hour (3pm), and did likewise. 

And about the eleventh hour (5pm) he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ 

He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.’

Jesus was crucified at the 3rd hour. 

He died at 9am

God’s way is always start with evenings and end with mornings. 

It looks like it is getting darker, but God is saying it gets brighter and brighter. 

Their works end at 6pm and is their new day

God’s system there is always beginning the last and then the first. 

Matthew 20:8-10

“So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. 

But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius.

The lost the last the least are the heroes of the bible. God’s ways are always different from men’s ways. 

God needs to see our weaknesses. His strength flows in our weaknesses! Grace is attracted to our weakness! 

Don’t be afraid to be what we are in the presence of God. He delight we are willing to be weak in the area and His power flows through our weakness. 

The last group got the 100 folds! 

Matthew 20:11-12

And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner, saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’

Bad things don’t happen until they complain. 

Complaining makes u devourable 

1 Corinthians 10:10

nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

Comparing with each other 

When you are comparing, you are at horizontal viewing. 

It is our flesh! Always feel not enough. 

Prosperity is relative. 

We complain because our neighbours has a bigger car. 

Judge it based on our hearts. When we can be happy? Stop comparing. 

Stop comparing ourselves with another lady in the tv. 

One of the best ways to stop comparing and complaining is to learn from John, John believed he is the beloved whom Jesus loves. 

John who practised the Lord’s love was following Jesus. 

Social media not to get approvals and the numbers of likes. 

A tool can use you. Don’t be used by the tool. 

You just do what the Lord tells us to do. 

Matthew 20:12-14

saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’ But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.

The first group’s relationship with the Lord was based on barter. 

Pillar of clouds during the day and fire during night in the desert 

The people were protected. God was close with them 

When the people said they can do what the Lord asked them to do, this is based on barter system. 

Whatever areas of worries you have, that is your area of self-righteousness. 

Matthew 20:15-16

Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? 

Or is your eye evil (stingy) because I am good?’ So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”

Eyes sound, your body is full of light. 

All of them are called, but few are chosen. God choses the ones that allow Him and give Him the opportunity for Him to show the goodness of His heart. 

God is not undervalue work. What God value above everything else is simple faith in Himself, His goodness. 

Jesus came as Messiah of Israel. He always hide His deity. He moved among men as Man. 

The person draws from Him and trust Him, all the provision flows out to the person. 

Without faith it is impossible to please God. 

What the Lord looks at is the simple faith. 

Those who trust in His goodness. 

Simple faith in His goodness. 

Grace will give to the last what justice paid to the first. 

We are the evening generation. Israel of Jerusalem is brought up again. 

Focus of the world is on Israel again. 

Evening times it gets darker and darker. 

Gospel of Matthew is the gospel written to the Jews. 

The last and the first. The first refer to the Israel and the last refer to the church. 

In respect to position and favour. We are seated with Christ in heavenly places. We become the first. 

Lets forget the complaining crowd. 

Lets talk about the 9am and the 11th hour. 

9am one work more but still went by faith. Did they receive 100 fold? No. 

Only 11th hour. The noon crowd went by faith. 

9am and 5pm. 5pm more grateful to the Lord. 

Why is it that some christians are more grateful to the Lord? Partly on Jesus and partly on self. 

See He is really good and depend on Him totally. 

Serve the Lord without the thoughts of sunday off. 

Trust His goodness. I will not be shortchanged. 

Trust His goodness and greatly rewarded. 

Someone has more grace because they receive more. 

Those who chose to give Him the opportunity to show us the goodness of His heart. 

Sinai means law. Zion means grace

Law is demand. Grace is supplying and giving. 

God is supplying you. Wake up everyday seeing God is supplying. 

God supplying for us and in us and through us. We are seeing God all the time. 

When you are under grace and not under law, sin will not have dominion over us. 

God is working all things for good. We see God dispensing. 

Psalms 132:13-16

For the Lord has chosen Zion;

He has desired it for His dwelling place:

“This is My resting place forever;

Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.

I will abundantly bless her provision;

I will satisfy her poor with bread.

I will also clothe her priests with salvation,

And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

We are clothed with safety 

Saints -> hesed. The ones full of grace. 

God went out to them. They did not go to Him. 

Leper can never come into the camp but the priest went out to where the leper was. 

God went out 5 times

  1. Early in the morning v1
  2. 9am v3
  3. 12pm v5
  4. 3pm v5
  5. 5pm v6

5, the number of grace

7 is the number of perfection. 

Bible is inspired. 

9am / 3pm-

Whatever is right i will give you

11th hr 5pm

Whatever is right you will receive

Is one thing for God to give. Is another for you to receive. The end time generation will receive. 

God told Israel time and time again 40 years earlier. He has given them the land flowing with milk and honey. Is possible for God to give but we are not receiving. 

Those who are grace most will receive most. 

I see God giving all the time. I am a fool if i don’t receive. 

God is giving all the time. Prayer is receiving. 

Prayer is nothing more than receiving. 

Spirit of seeing prayer as a means a mode of receiving. That is what prayer is all about. 

God is dispensing and ministering all the time. Prayers put you in the posture to receive. 

Water has a way to find the lower places to go. 

It is the lame that gets the strength. 

God favours the lower you go. God resist the proud. Humility is the position. The less you think you can do, the Lord will do through you. 

It is not self-occupation (false humility)

God dispensing all the times as pastor is preaching. 

Ver8 when evening come – his steward (unnamed steward – a good unnamed steward is the Holy Spirit)

Is the steward that supply the spread. 

Peace be to u, don’t be afraid. Holy Spirit always speak peace. 

Steward was the one who reported how hard Ruth has worked and little she has rest. 

Ruth 2:12

The Lord repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.”

God called going to Him for refuge is a great work! He rewards you for taking refuge in Him!

Calling what you did a work! She took refuge! 

She is not even a jews. Under grace she received. 

God wants us to have high moral atmosphere of our lives. 

It is not acting like royalty. Dare to be different. Be uncommon. Trust His goodness. 

Opposite of holiness is commonness. 

You are a treasure a special people. You shine when people are depressed. The world see you have peace and have light in your dwelling. 

Supernatural light!

Light in the house of the people of God is supernatural light! This is holy and set apart in the end times!

Sometimes when you pray, it is response. 

Give thanks. Thank you Lord. 

Even David said praise the Lord for He is good! His hesed endures forever. 

God is dispensing. Preach according to your receiving. You can take what you can take. 

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