Pastor Prince (New Creation Church)
I want to share about what God is doing all around the world today.
We need to flow with God. We need to be in sync with the Lord. So when we see what is happening we can take courage.
God is sovereign and is working things out
If our foundation is right our house will stand.
We are in exciting time despite of pandemics
The Lord is coming and will set things right.
Our path is brighter and brighter
God has so much for us in terms of what He is doing for us today
(Gen. 21:8–21; Is. 54:1)
Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, which things are symbolic. For these are the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar— for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children— but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all. For it is written:
“Rejoice, O barren,
You who do not bear!
Break forth and shout,
You who are not in labor!
For the desolate has many more children
Than she who has a husband.”
Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now. Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.”
The grace of Christ is the true gospel
He pronounced a double curse on anyone who preached the false gospel
1 Corinthians 10:11
Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
He began to expounds in them things concerning Himself
When we preached the Old Testament is always to bring Him out from the shadow.
The Old Testament are shadows and types
Hidden in it
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
It was more important for us to see Him in Scripture than to see Him in person.
They saw the Lord in the scripture and we have the same privilege
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels,
They boasted they can keep the 10 commandments and they broke them.
Man does not know they cannot. Flesh profit nothing
Someone who thinks of the word righteousness as things we do, he is still on milk.
Hagar and Ishmael Depart
So the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the same day that Isaac was weaned.
And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, scoffing. Therefore she said to Abraham, “Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, namely with Isaac.”
This is talking about inheritance, heirship
We can only receive by grace through faith
What she said in Genesis became scripture. Is God’s counsel and command to all of us.
God is saying cast out the entire system of Mount Sinai. When we try to receive healing, breakthroughs, we don’t trust His ℓσνє. The more we doubt ourselves the more we want to do.
All these are opposite of sonship
Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.”
The church is having teeth now.
The law was valid. It has its stage. The foundation, principle.
When we are born again we start from sonship straight away.
Servant does not know what the master doth
“But I said:
‘How can I put you among the children
And give you a pleasant land,
A beautiful heritage of the hosts of nations?’
“And I said:
‘You shall call Me, “My Father,”
And not turn away from Me.’
When you call Him Abba, we are not under slavery
We don’t have spirit of slave but spirit of sonship!
Our mama is Grace. Their mama is Hagar.
You can inherit the promise land until you said my Father
But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.
All these happen when Issac was weened
You cannot put a new path of cloth on a old garment
It will tear. It will not work
Can you hear the sound of music and dancing
All over the world Benjamin generation is experiencing grace
The person of Joseph typified Christ more than any of the others
When Jesus came out of River Jordan, God opened up the heaven to Jesus and said He is My beloved Son in whom i am well pleased.
The devil dropped out one word. Beloved. The Father said to Jesus He is God’s beloved.
The devil knows that all his temptations will be destroyed if he reminded Jesus He is His beloved.
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet
Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
My friend, He is going to ℓσνє us to the end.
The Son of God loves me and He gave Himself for me
Keep on meditating on this. Everytime we take communion He is demonstrating His ℓσνє to us
God wants us to always know He loves us
You enjoy your children loving you. It is like God enjoy loving us.
The Lord wants us to be still at times
To be quiet and just knows He loves us
Having loved His own, He loves them to the end.
Joseph was loved by his father but rejected by his brothers
Fullness of time came.
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Jesus came to His own and His own received Him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
He is loved by the Father but rejected by His brothers
Jesus was betrayed
Joseph was betrayed
Bible is nothing more than photo albums of His Son.
Ask God, Holy Spirit open my eyes to the Word
Joseph became the bread of life to the Gentiles
Jesus was rejected by Israel
Until the day Israel receive Jesus and He will come down and save them
The time is short and the devil is angry and cause confusion
God will always accomplish His purposes. No one can stop God
It is going to be most wonderful world when He comes again. So shall we ever be with Jesus
Non Jews we are part of Jesus Christ
Joseph in Egypt took Gentile wife
Jesus is comforted by the church given to Him
We are right now where Jesus is giving us bread
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD,
that I will send a famine in the land,
not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the LORD:
I thought the answers is found in this and that. In this entertainment or in this friendship, but my soul is famished. You can be a poor man with plenty of money
Joseph with his wisdom was able to cause Egypt the bread basket to feed them
Rachel’s name means lamp
Leah came first. She is a picture of the law
If your husband’s ℓσνє is divided, there will be chaos
God is showing us when there is chaos, He will work everything out
The God of Jacob shall help us
This is an expression of God’s grace
Joseph shared the same mother Rachel
Who is Benjamin?
Leah or the bondwoman that brought forth 10 sons (law)
Joseph and Benjamin are born from the lamp (Rachel’s name)
Benjamin is the most favourite of them all
And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do. And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
Just like what Mary said to the people in the wedding, whatever Jesus said, do.
When was Benjamin revealed?
During the time famine is brought forward in the face of the earth
This pandemic is the worse recession since the second world war.
We have a Shepherd, we will not lack.
Genesis 41:55 (YLT)
56 And the famine has been over all the face of the land, and Joseph openeth all [places] which have [corn] in them, and selleth to the Egyptians; and the famine is severe in the land of Egypt
The grain is been spread all over.
God is the One behind the supply but not behind the famine
During this time, Joseph said there will be no more bread.
The first time Jesus appeared, Israel did not recognise their Messiah.
The second time He appears, Israel will recognise Him
When Israel was thinking all these things are against him, they did not know.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
During the time of famine, the raising of Benjamin generation
When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, “Take these men to my home, and slaughter an animal and make ready; for these men will dine with me at noon.”
They expected breads, but Joseph gave them meat.
God over answer our prayers!
Keep on praying, God will exceed your prayers
The steward is the picture of the holy spirit
He came to glorify Jesus
When we glorify Jesus, He comes to help us
The Father in heaven has sent the holy spirit.
We are part of the bride
Then he lifted his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, and said, “Is this your younger brother of whom you spoke to me?” And he said, “God be gracious to you, my son.”
This was the first word from Joseph to Benjamin. Same father same mother
Grace will locate this generation
The grace was born out of the death of Jesus
The mother named the baby Ben-Oni (the son of my sorrow)
The church itself named the different move of God
All that the church has named. Finally the father spoke
His name shall be son of my right hand
And so it was, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she called his name Ben-Oni; but his father called him Benjamin.
Jesus is the true Benjamin
How He long for the Benjamin generation to raise
Now He sees a generation totally grace
The moment Joseph saw Benjamin, he wept.
Now his heart yearned for his brother; so Joseph made haste and sought somewhere to weep. And he went into his chamber and wept there. Then he washed his face and came out; and he restrained himself, and said, “Serve the bread.”
The Benjamin makes its appearance when famine is covered all over the world.
The Benjamin generation is here!
Then he took servings to them from before him, but Benjamin’s serving was five times as much as any of theirs. So they drank and were merry with him.
He has 5 times more portions!
5 is the number of grace
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord
So Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.”
And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.”
So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?”
1 Samuel 16:22
Then Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Please let David stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight.”
5 times more revelation, bread
5 times more food
You have 5 times more provisions
When you are under grace your portion is 5 times more
He gave to all of them, to each man, changes of garments; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.
5 changes of garments
Joseph gave Benjamin special favour which his brothers did not have
There is 5 times more food
5 times more garments
Benjamin generation will have plenty to eat and plenty to wear
Wearing the manifold grace and the offices the Lord has for us
We will have 5 times more health
Praise for the LORD’s Mercies
A Psalm of David.
Bless the LORD, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Just meditate talking to yourself. Feed yourself. Feed your soul.
Forget not all His benefits.
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Forgives all our iniquities
Heals all your diseases
Redeem your life from destruction
Satisfies your mouth with good things
Your youth is renewed like the eagles
300 – chosen victors
He gave to all of them, to each man, changes of garments; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.
300 is the picture of people are chosen for victory
Is through the redemption we can have victory
Benjamin received 300 pieces of silver
It was in Benjamin’s sack you find empty silver cup
The cup is the cup the Lord Himself drank
He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”
He drank it for us
Silver is redemption
Gold is divinity
The one the Lord trust in telling us the Lord has no more wrath for us
Silver speaks of redemption. There is no wrath and judgement in our future
It was when Benjamin came before Joseph
Nothing happened until Benjamin came before Joseph
Benjamin’s Generation. He wants you to come close to Jesus
Come and see Him and knows He only has grace and ℓσνє for you. He wants to ℓσνє on you.
It was when Benjamin came before Joseph, things became to turn around
Everything started turning around when Benjamin came before Joseph
Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons:
We all want power to heal sicknesses and cast out demons
He appointed us so that we can be with Him
He wants you to see who He is to you
He wants you to hear His gracious words. He wants you to be like Mary and hear His words.
He said follow Me and I will make you fishers of men
Have the time with Jesus and your heart be warmed.
Come back to Jesus and just be with Him. Have Emmaus road experience
The hearing is restored when Benjamin generation stands in the land
And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.
The hearing of Israel is lost.
Even the law was glad to see Jesus come.
Hannah means grace
The Lord is able to give you breakthrough 5 times more
You are freeing God when you depend on God’s grace. As much as your grace can do this, do it for me Lord