Sermon Notes

Pastor Stephanie (Heaven On Earth Ministry)

Jesus the only door to true freedom

Everything Jesus said, He always said is the truth and the truth will set us free.

We have a lot of meaning for freedom today. Like women fight for freedom. People wants to be free. But free from what? You must know freedom from what before we can be free.

The prisoners want to be free from ?

They want to be free physically from prison.

To be confined we want to be free.

Too long confined we will feel very uncomfortable.

What is Jesus talking about?

When He said I come and set you free?

Fact is in sense realm

Truth is eternal

Only truth can set us free

John 10:7-9 TPT

So Jesus went over it again, “I speak to you eternal truth: I am the Gate for the flock. All those who broke in before me are thieves who came to steal, but the sheep never listened to them. I am the Gateway. To enter through me is to experience life, freedom, and satisfaction.

When we go through Jesus we will experience life, freedom and satisfaction

John 10:9 AMP

I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security).

Total wholeness

Live forever and will go in and out freely

John 10:10-11 TPT

10 A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow! 11 I am the Good Shepherd who lays down my life as a sacrifice for the sheep.


Absolute Fullness of life

Logos – written Word of God

The Word of God became human form in Jesus

Life Real and Genuine

The abundance life and the life Jesus comes to give is devoted to God

When we receive the Lord, spirit is saved

Understand spirit soul and body

In the new believers’ mind, if they are not aware of spirit soul and body, they are confused

Trust in Christ last forever

Everyone the physical body will die

We are previously caged

Freedom – go through the door and fly out

The door is there already. Jesus is there.

There is a freedom to fly and soar.

What is this freedom about?

Romans 5:17 TPT

17 Death once held us in its grip, and by the blunder of one man, death reigned as king over humanity. But now, how much more are we held in the grip of grace and continue reigning as kings in life, enjoying our regal freedom through the gift of perfect righteousness in the one and only Jesus, the Messiah!

Romans 5:18 TPT

18 In other words, just as condemnation came upon all people through one transgression, so through one righteous act of Jesus’ sacrifice, the perfect righteousness that makes us right with God and leads us to a victorious life is now available to all.

Perfect righteousness – a victorious life! Zoe life is victory

Romans 5:19 TPT

19 One man’s disobedience opened the door for all humanity to become sinners. So also one man’s obedience opened the door for many to be made perfectly right with God and acceptable to him.

Through Jesus, everyone who believe in Him is made perfectly right with God and acceptable to Him

Is not to make us good people

To make us acceptable to God on His terms

Is not about how good we make ourselves

The whole journey in life is to know Him

Paul said his whole purpose in life is to know Him

Righteousness is the state of him who is as he ought to be

Perfect righteousness – just as Jesus is. Without sin. This is the only righteousness God accept without sin

In the world everyone born of Adam is sinner.

The only one God accept is that person sin has been washed away and without sin. It has to be from Jesus

No matter what we do, we cannot meet the requirements

Jesus has no sin in His blood.

Whole humanity are sinners

When we believe Christ we can live and ought to live in this perfect righteousness

This righteousness must be acceptable and approved of God

This righteousness includes all these

Correctness of thinking, feeling and acting

First part is spirit – we receive this righteousness into our spirit man

Feeling – we cannot remove this part

When God said we can live as we ought to be in this perfect righteousness- in thinking and feeling

As He is, so are we in this world

Our thoughts and feelings can be in line with and acceptable to God

Romans 6:6 TPT

Could it be any clearer that our former identity is now and forever deprived of its power? For we were co-crucified with him to dismantle the stronghold of sin within us, so that we would not continue to live one moment longer submitted to sin’s power.

Sin was within us

Stronghold of sin within us

That was our identities before we know Christ

A stronghold is like a cage

When you know the gospel you will know you are not a sinner after you received Christ

It is not just a term

God created us. Body is to enjoy this world. 5 senses. Everything He created on earth is for man to enjoy.

We still enjoy through the body.

It is not evil for us to enjoy.

We are been created to connect the world and to enjoy.

The only problem is the sin inside the spirit

When we got born again we receive the spirit of adoption

Not good enough is always to someone

Romans 8:15 TPT

15 And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!”

First part is fear

In the garden where Adam and Eve was created, first thing that came upon him was fear

Fear of now he is no more good enough to stand in the presence of God

When God came to fellowship with them, they fear and hide

They saw their nakedness and was ashamed of their nakedness.

After the disobedience he is so scare of who he is now.

There is a fear so he has to hide

Today we hide ourselves

We have received the spirit of full acceptance

We fear we no longer accept by God

Fear and acceptance is opposite each other

To know we are accepted we get rid of fear

Agape love is unconditional

The only way that makes us acceptable to God is by grace through faith

It means it is underserved

God accept us as His children we don’t deserve it.

When we were sinners we are deserved to be punished

The first faith was given by Holy Spirit for us to receive Him as our Saviour

He now can accept us the way we accept Jesus

We are accepted on this condition

Not because we do or did not do

We don’t need to do anything to be accepted by God

We have received the spirit of acceptance

You are free to feel any emotions you want.

But the bible says you are a slave

In the mind you are still not free

The soul consist the will the mind the emotion

Most people are still not free

We need to change our mind. Our thinking, feeling and actions

This imprisonments to wrong thinking is all inside our mind

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

The new creature – the spirit

What things passed away? In the physical and mind still the same, we are a new creature. A new creature – a new formation

In the spirit everything changed

We are completely new

Main thing about Adam is sin nature

This new spirit man don’t have sin nature

We are good as Jesus is good in the eyes of the Father.

The whole DNA changed but is in the spirit

Know we are spirit soul and body than we have clarity

What is given to this spirit man is the ℓσνє of God, righteousness, acceptable before God and not by what we do anymore

God only accept what is perfect righteousness

In the eyes of God everyone has sin

We are not an improved version of Adam

We are a completely new version of Jesus

We completely cut off from Adam when we are in Christ

It is like Jesus is the One “gave birth” to us

We are born from above!

Your spirit a new format. Not a improved version. Completely new.

We are not sinless like Jesus but our sins have been removed

It is not about good and bad if it is about from our inherit from our parents and grandparents

Our first grandparents is Adam and Eve

Galatians 5:1

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

From the cage to the sky, the living condition is different

If we allow the old Adamic thinking to be in us we are still in the cage

Stand fast

The old nature – we said we are “born like this”

This freedom is the freedom of mind

Free from slavery or bondage to sin

Sin is not just about someone or killing someone

Sin -> missing the mark / losing the prize

Paul said he continue to press on towards the prize of high calling of God

God’s standard is so high. Is 100%

Even 0.01 percent of sin is not acceptable to God

Sin miss the mark even by very little

Only Christ can set us free

We now can live as we should

We should be living out this perfect righteousness because it is not our own effort

We won’t say we should unless we know we can

A perfect nature has been given to us as a gift

So our spirit man can live as we should

When we know who we are

Than what should we do

This is actually the new creation

We can live like Jesus

We been righteous is not defined by what we do and not do

A dead man cannot do anything

That is what Paul tells us

When Jesus died, our spirit man died with Him

We were enslaved to

Generally we don’t want to tell lies. But we label it as white lies to make it “ok”

This is about human mind trying to justify our actions

Religion does not permit someone who is badly behaved to be accepted by God or to receive blessings.

Today we are not into good and bad. But we are into life! Life or reborn again into heaven

Our nature now is the righteousness of God

Our spirit already born again. That is why we can enter heaven.

Not everyone is walking in the perfect righteousness that is acceptable to God that is why we have half law half grace

In the end we are not living in the victorious life

When we do that we will automatically have fear, guilt, inferiority, not good enough

We are in the prison of not good enough and trying to be good so we can fly out

It starts from the fear of not good enough to God and then to everyone and to ourselves too

This liberty -> to live in His righteousness and not our righteous


We were born again free!

Free from sin

Free from guilt

Free from condemnation

Is the result of our birth. Not the result from our work

This new bird is now born free

We are the real one born free in Christ

The devil still trying to keep us in the cage in the mind

In the mind there are a lot of lies and half truth that tells us we are not good enough

That God does not accept us freely unless we are well behaved.

We are born free from the bondage through slavery to sin

When we are born from heaven we are not born to slave. Heaven has no slave. Every lives in heaven is born free.

We now ceased to be a slave

Sin is miss the mark of God’s perfection for God to accept us

We now ceased to be a slave. We are free!

Free from the yoke of the Mosaic law. It is about human effort to please people and to please God

When you please someone you are been obedient to the person

We please people because we want them to like us and to bless us.

To be accepted into their circles or friends

Pleasing causes us to be accepted

You want to be recognised and loved.

The most basic human needs

You do everything in your ability to please the person

When we receive the perfect gift of righteousness, Jesus did not need to do anything but to be His Son

Doing things to please God will not put you under more favourable position

The most “pleasing” to God is to accept Jesus and to accept the gift.

The gift meant to bring joy

On one hand we want favour

On the other hand we want to earn it

Simple thing is just receive as a gift.

Salvation has to be a gift. Just receive as a gift.

A slave has no rights.

God already given us His gift

We are citizen in heaven

Philippians 3:20 AMP

But [we are different, because] our citizenship is in heaven. And from there we eagerly await [the coming of] the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ

We are citizen of heaven. We are children of God

As a citizen of heaven we can move everywhere freely

Free from dominion of sin

There is no needs of His than cannot be met. His source is from heaven. Jesus walked around completely free from what man are bound by.

We can have complete access to God

There is no circumstance that we need to do by ourselves.

As Jesus did. The freedom is free from the dominion of sin.

Under law is self righteousness

Under law is self effort

We trying to please God and to please people and trying to be good.

Grace is we don’t need to try anymore

We can live as we ought or as we should

Renew our minds. Truth will set us free

Lies bind us

Half truth half lies is more dangerous than a direct lie

Catch in or as in a trap

They were ensnared in city centre traffic

It is trying to be good. Thinking we are good by our own effort

We are ensnared when we are in the state of mind of needing to please someone.

Nobody in the right mind will want to make the boss angry.

This result in fear. Fear of not behaving that will lose our salvation

Fear we are not accepted anymore

This is what cluttered and ensnared us

We have the thoughts in our minds that we need to be accepted.

It is all acceptance

Just receive the gift of perfect righteousness and we are accepted already.

This is the starting point to be cleared by been ensnared

It is so much in our lives that we are doing this.

Perfect righteousness of God is to stand before God without guilt, shame and inferiority. This is freedom through Christ.

We feel obligation but in Christ there is no obligation. God does not require anything from us accept to believe in Jesus

If anyone needs you to do something to be accepted by the person, than it is not worth it.

The need to please someone is like a yoke

Sin don’t allow you to be free

Only in Christ, be yoked to Christ

Don’t yoke to slavery

Eph 4:22 TPT

22 And he has taught you to let go of the lifestyle of the ancient man, the old self – life, which was corrupted by sinful and deceitful desires that spring from delusions

sinful desire comes from delusions

Deceit – deception

You must first be free in your mind.

You don’t need to tell a free person to be free.

Unless you know the person is not free.

Lie is outright

Deception and delusions is half truth half lie. You buy into the belief

Deception is we start to fall into the belief.

1 Timothy 2:14 (NJKV)

And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.

If we are clear about the truth than we won’t fall into the lie

Half truth half lies and we are deceived

We are already made good by Christ

This good is His goodness. Not mine trying to be good.

I can now live out His goodness

Just know who we are and not trying to be good but we will get the good nutritious from the Holy Spirit

Eph 4:23-24 TPT

23 Now it’s time to be made new by every revelation that’s been given to you.

24 And to be transformed as you embrace the glorious Christ-within as your new life and live in union with him! For God has re-created you all over again in his perfect righteousness, and you now belong to him in the realm of true holiness

Put off the old man but put on the new man who is created in Christ

Anything outside of Christ is not true righteousness and holiness that is accepted to God

Spirit man identify us as

  • New creation
  • Inner man / inward man (praying in the spirit)
  • Hidden man of the heart

Let the beauty be from the hidden man of the heart

Embrace Christ within us as our new man

God has recreated us all over again

He recreated us in His perfect righteousness

We belong to Him in the realm of true holiness

Ephesians 4:24 (MSG)

and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you.

Is not we trying to produce a good character.

We are reformatted and recreated

Now God will work. God does it all for us and we just need to corporate with Him

God accurately reproduces His character in us !

Romans 12:1-2 TPT

Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship.

Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes

Repent is change of thinking

Perfect righteousness of God

When we fly we don’t look right or left. The bird just soar forward.

In our brain got a lot of traffic.

We allow ourselves to have clarity

Why we don’t know what is God’s will?

Our thinking is wrong and we are still trying to please God and please man

Live a beautiful life

Satisfying and perfect in His eyes

Abundance life is a life devoted to God

Our spirit will always desire God and Jesus

Romans 12:3 (MSG)

I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.

God brings it all to us

What God is

What He does for us

Not by what we are

And what we do for Him

Our only identity is who God is what He has done for us

Our identity in Christ

Who we are in Christ

By doing more we feel bigger and better

This is not according to God

Understand yourself by what God is and what God has done for us

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