[Sermon Note] Vision Sunday
We are in exciting year in the coming year 2022.
Time was shortened. Reach of gospel was faster and further.
Visions in our hearts. Hazon visions. God gives us vision before the desire comes.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Dreams are picture from God when you sleep. Visions are pictures when we are awake.
The year of rest and acceleration.
While resting we accelerate.
God’s way are not the way of men.
We enter into His rest this year.
God restoring the tabernacle of David this year.
God used Peter to reach out to the Gentiles. At that time Paul was not saved yet.
8 day old they are circumcised.
God will rebuild the tabernacle of David. There will be harvest of souls. You will see people saved you did not expect them to be saved.
Mankind will seek Him.
The tabernacle of David is empty tent without the ark of covenant
Love His Son and Lord will love you.
You promote His Son, God will promote you.
The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth,
And strips the forests bare;
And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!”
As you begin to see Jesus afresh, we will enter into His rest.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
The Eternal Word
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
When God talked about the Ark of Covenant, He had His Son in mind.
I am for the law for the reason God gave the law.
Jesus is the God Man. Completely Man and Completely God.
who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
When the blood is on the mercy seat, it is functioning the way it should function.
Death is conquered by the blood of Jesus Christ.
whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,
Jesus is the One who was resurrected.
All of our sins put under the mercy seats.
Put it under the mercy seat. Only One Person can keep the law. He is the ark of the covenant.
Song of Solomon asked God for wisdom in his dream.
1 Kings 3:4
Now the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place: Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.
Start appreciating the Person of Jesus Christ.
Your life will be transformed. Your whole person will be radiance.
Wise men still seek Him.
Every year we need to have the Word of the Lord for the year.
The Loveless Church
“To the angel of the church of Ephesus write,
‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:
Every church Jesus appear in a unique way.
The Faithful Church
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,
‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”:
Know Jesus more and more.
Study more and more on the life of David.
The true King. One day He will return as a King.
All those who followed David
David is the picture of Jesus Christ Now.
Solomon is the picture of Jesus when He comes back.
The tabernacle of David is the picture of Jesus Christ now.
2 Samuel 6:11
The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months. And the LORD blessed Obed-Edom and all his household.
The Lord blessed Obed-Edom because of the ark of God
It is a bridge. It is not normal. This year the Lord is going to repair the bridges.
We are in the final ages where the Lord repair the bridges.
Above everything else, what we want is the wonderful Jesus as the centre of our lives and of our church.
Mount Zion when God gave the holy spirit, 3000 people were saved.
Letter killed and Spirit gives life.
1 Chronicles 15:15
And the children of the Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders, by its poles, as Moses had commanded according to the word of the LORD.
Sin is evil and God hate sin. Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
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.
Where man boast of his own skill, it dies.
God is not the one sending the pandemic
God will preserve us. If we are sick, God will give us acceleration of healing.
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD,
“When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;
The mountains shall drip with sweet wine,
And all the hills shall flow with it.
The reaper and plowman never run into each other. They are separated by months.
Things will happen so rapidly.
Plowing time and harvest time become one.
This is acceleration.
There is abundance! Wine in the bible speaks of joy.
A lot of new wines this year for you and your family.
This year be expecting new wine.
God Blesses His People
And it will come to pass in that day
That the mountains shall drip with new wine,
The hills shall flow with milk,
And all the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water;
A fountain shall flow from the house of the LORD
And water the Valley of Acacias.
So plentiful as if the mountain drip new wine.
Wine planted on slopes they yield better quality wine than on the ground.
Good quality wine are grown on slopes.
There is abundance. Power of the spirit. Gifts of the spirit. Gifts of healing manifest more and more.
Covert earnestly the gifts
The Eternal Dwelling of God in Zion
A Song of Ascents.
LORD, remember David
And all his afflictions;
How he swore to the LORD,
And vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:
“Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house,
Or go up to the comfort of my bed;
I will not give sleep to my eyes
Or slumber to my eyelids,
Until I find a place for the LORD,
A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah;
We found it in the fields of the woods.
Let us go into His tabernacle;
Let us worship at His footstool.
Arise, O LORD, to Your resting place,
You and the ark of Your strength.
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness,
And let Your saints shout for joy.
Wood – gu-ar
1 Samuel 7:2
Samuel Judges Israel
So it was that the ark remained in Kirjath Jearim a long time; it was there twenty years. And all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.
The Word Discovers Our Condition
Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.
Hold Fast Your Confession
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,
This year, spend more time with the Lord.
A new and living way
By the blood of Jesus
The more you come to God, it is not just a new way but a new and living way
The more you come to the Lord, the more you live!
The more your diseases in your body die!
You come into the Lord’s presence, it is new and living way!
Whatever addiction you have, it dies off.
The more you live!
Look away from self to Jesus. He is altogether lovely.
Your resting place. This is the year of rest. His rest. The more we understand the ark of the covenant, the more we cherish the person of the Lord Jesus.
You and the ark of your strength.
For the LORD has chosen Zion;
He has desired it for His dwelling place:
Desire is a strong word. Intense craving.
Mount Zion speaks of grace.
The more you come the more you see supplies.
Personally you will hear from God for your life this year.
My resting place forever.
I have desired it.
Not just blessed. Abundantly blessed.
Abundantly bless her provision.
Shout aloud for joy!
Testimony- (came in on Christmas Eve)
A sister from US. She struggled from eating disorder since 12 years old. She will eat and throw out daily. She has been through years and medical help but nothing seems to help her.
She started listening to Pastor Prince sermon daily for a month. She listened to sermon – Jesus the end of her struggle
As Jesus is, so is she in this world. She meditated on this. She confessed she no longer has this struggle. She prayed to God to help her to stop this struggle.
The next day she went about her day and every day felt like a normal eating experience. She has been enjoying complete healing which she has suffered for 30 years!
What a confirmation of this coming year. He brings us to His rest and acceleration happen.
Enjoy serving the Lord. His ways are ways of grace.
You have God almighty.
This year He wants you to enter into His rest.