Sermon note (3rd svc)
- Pastor Prince (preached in Lakewood Church)
The One that gives His life for us is seated at God’s right hand!
He is in our midst. He is not in our midst to be spectator. He wants to meet our needs. Grace is attracted to needs and weaknesses in our lives. His favour is completed in our weaknesses.
Grace flows in the worry-free areas of your lives!
There is a revival going on in China.
If you cannot discern what God is doing in the spirit, just look at what the devil is doing and reverse it and you will know what God is doing. God never play catch up. Devil do catch up.
When baby Moses was born, hebrews babies were thrown. It was the dark moments. Devil was playing catch up. Moses was a champion.
All the angels in the sky celebrated Jesus’ birth. It was quiet and not loud. King Herod heard the news that a king was born. He was not born to be king, He was born King.
King Herod ordered for the babies under 2 to be killed.
The Deliverer was born. It seems to be worse of time.
God has done something for Lakewood church and this country. He has released something in the spirit and manifest visually later.
The thing of the flesh seems quick but temporal.
When promised seed came, it was sure. (Issac)
God must have released something, a new manifestation of His glory. The devil is afraid
Of all the churches, Lakewood Church was attacked. God must have released something to this church and this ministry. God never play catch up. Something must have happened in the spirit.
There is new anointing to reach out to young generation
God has released something on Joel Osteen. Received it!
Psalm 133 the oil comes on the head and goes down to garment. The chief Shepherd send His blessing via the head and down the beard
When you see your leaders getting blessed, you are next!
We live in frantic pace now. It feels like time is moving fast. Many studies have proven chronic stress lead to all kinds of physical conditions. God wants us care free.
The devil gives us the idea when we are worried about someone, we are caring for that someone.
The very first area of redemption, Jesus sweat blood. The very thought of becoming sin at the cross, (the holy nature of our Jesus), the thoughts caused Him to sweat blood.
When you are under extreme stress, you sweat blood. The condition is Hematopoiesis
How much more when Jesus became sin?
He became sin and you and i become the righteousness of God in Christ
He got what we deserved so that we can get what He deserved.
The law was given by Moses but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ
Is the truth that set us free!
Something has changed! Under grace, God imparted righteousness to us as a gift.
When the day of Pentecost, God gave the spirit and 3000 people were saved!
Your sin and your inquiries God will remember no more.
We move the pulpit from Mount Sini to Mount Zion
There is nothing wrong with the law.
In James if you fail in one you are guilty of all.
You do one right thing, believe on Jesus Christ, you are right for all
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
The law demand righteousness
Grace supply righteousness
If you are demand-minded you are functioning under the law.
Supposed you wake up every morning, He unleashed all the supplies we ever need! Supplies are coming our way! Supply for wisdom to handle the situation is coming!
Tomorrow comes, the supply is there.
Jesus is the second Adam. Whatever Adam did affect all of us. God sent Jesus to be the next Federate head. Whatever He did affect us.
God told men to keep the garden. Stress in work is the curse.
What happened in the garden was finished in another garden.
Jesus sweat blood and redeemed us from sweat.
God wants us Pastors, we get to do these. It is not like everything depend on them.
Sit still My daughter (from book of Ruth)
When I work He rest. When i rest He works!
If i rest He will work.
You are redeemed from the curse of sweat.
The ground was cursed.
The ground we walk on is redeemed and favoured ground
What the devil wants to do, if he knows God’s way is way of rest.
The only thing to fear is fear not at rest.
The Promise of Rest
Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
Who fight the defeated foe?
Don’t worry and God will take care of everything.
Cast all our cares upon Him
1 Peter 5:6-7
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
When you are casting all your cares on Him you are humbling yourself!
When you humble yourself, God will exalt you.
Why cast all your cares on Him? Because He cares for me!
Right now in Jesus’ name, my cares about this symptom, i cast it in Your hands. Write down somewhere, make note of it this day and this time. It is all in God’s hands now!
The law is saying thou shall not.
The high priest of Israel wear a golden plate on his forehead.
God accept the people based on the thoughts of the high priest. As He is, so are we in this world.
He is young, strong healthy, so am i in this world!
God wants our focus to be on Him.
God’s focus is on the Representative
If He is good, God accept you.
As the high priest goes, so goes Israel.
Do you know who is your high priest today?
As Jesus is, so are we in this world.
In Old Testament, Salvation is depending on how good their high priest is.
High priest represent us to God.
A shepherd boy, David, met Goliath. One stone came up and the giant went down. He was representing Israel.
He is looking for people full of stress. The devil cannot handle a peaceful christian.
Seeking whom he may, means there are people he could not devour.
Once you cast your cares, honour the Lord by not taking it back.
Those areas you are not concerned about, are the areas grace supplied.
The areas i am not worried about is the areas provision is flowing.
God is constantly supplying the spirit.
God is constantly working miracles among you.
Jesus died, all the heavenly supplies are unleashed.
When you worry, the supplies stop.
Literally let go and the supplies will flow.
On the night Jesus was betrayed, He said My peace i leave with you. The same peace you see Me operating I leave with you. Not as the world gives I leave with you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither be afraid.
In Hebrew is Shalom. Shalom is the word welfare, provision, health and peace. Jesus never lack.
He is always healthy. My shalom I leave with you. My peace i leave with you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Let not! No one can let not for you. Only you can let not yourself. When we let not our heart be troubled, health spring forth!
He loves you so much He don’t want to see you troubled.
Memorise this verse and knows that He loves you