Sermon Note (3rd svc)
- Pastor Prince
Everyone needs encouragement.
The most optimistic people are the ones who need encouragement.
The word of encouragement – the word of prophecy is above any other gifts
Building, exaltation and comfort.
In the world everything is about transaction
There must be a place where we can love each other. In the church, in the house of God.
Not every church experience, but when God look at church, it is the only place you can find true answer. Here in the house of God not just God loving us but we love one another.
A place of love, oasis of love
There are wise men in the church. In the multitude of counsellors there is safety and victory.
Counsellors are people who have walk with God and hear God
Anointing of Holy Spirit – where 2 or 3 gather in Jesus’ name, He is there in the midst.
You never pay for your healing.
In all the offerings in the Old Testament is a direct thing. When you slice it, they became unconscious almost immediately. The poison does not go into their system. They don’t feel the pain. Then they put them on the cross. They were killed in humane way.
Jesus was beaten, tortured before He went to the cross. He is the fulfilment. Our Lord went through beating and not in humane way.
Jesus went through torture that we might know by His stripe, He was beaten, it was paid for by Jesus!
The Lord is still working in your body in your life.
The symbol of Mark is Ox. Untiring. Strong to labour. Mark is that strong ox. It starts immediately.
Even in heaven He is still working. Isn’t He wonderful?
His name is Wonderful.
Wonder working. Miracle worker. Wonder working miracles and Savior
Gospel of Kingship.
He was born of a virgin.
In the beginning was the Word. The flesh dwell among us
Sons and Heirs
I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
A story about inheritance
A homeless man supposed to be living on the street. He fled when he saw the police. The police wanted to tell him he had inheritance.
He did not know his fortune
When God wants to give His inheritance, the body of Christ fled. There is so much lands yet to be possessed.
As long as he is a child does not differ from a slave.
The Jews had to be born again.
Their flesh and blood been adopted as the son of the law. From then on he is seen as adult.
In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary (rules and regulations) principles of the world.
They were under the “abc”
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption (we are born of God) as sons.
We are now sons. Growth.
Sanctification is always positional. The moment you are born again you are sons!
Spirit of sons is very important.
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
Up till now you have asked nothing in My name.
Whatever you ask the Father in My name, I will give it to you.
New kind of prayer.
With every dispensation, even the prayer change.
Pray not in the spirit of the Old Testament
As are His children. The spirit of His son must be in our prayer.
Now God is making all of us the heirs of God
Lot – he was called righteous.
He was righteous by faith. So is Abraham. One was defeated one was victorious
Lot was in the wrong place. Abraham saw the high mountain and having fellowship with God in the mountain.
Lot lost his wife. He also lost his two children who thought is end of the world.
Lot was worldly.
There is something we don’t touch.
The devil promises of power are all empty. The true power is Jesus
Don’t bring symbol of evil in your house. You cannot be possessed but can be oppressed.
Don’t allow pornography in your house. You will have strifes in the family.
So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the Lord had said to Moses; and Joshua gave it as an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. Then the land rested from war.
Remaining Land to Be Conquered
Now Joshua was old, advanced in years. And the Lord said to him: “You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed.
God is saying possess what you have conquered. Enjoy !
He was 92 years old then.
The land rested from wars. Joshua took the land. Yet there are many much lands to be possessed
You fought for it but never possess it.
Meditate on what you receive.
Chew it, bite by bite, meditate it. Not swallow it quickly.
God gives us all things to enjoy. Lets honour Him.
Only God can give you enjoyment.
Claim His promises, He gives His beloveds sleep.
Receive from the Lord. Only God can give you true satisfaction
There is very much more lands to be possessed.
You are not possessing your inheritance!
You don’t teach your children the right things, the bad step in
all the inhabitants of the mountains from Lebanon as far as the Brook Misrephoth, and all the Sidonians—them I will drive out from before the children of Israel; only divide it by lot to Israel as an inheritance, as I have commanded you.
Fighting is a fight of faith. Fight to possess what is yours. A good fight of faith.
Look younger and feel younger.
There is someone very close to Joshua who was very advanced in age but he never grew old. Caleb!
Caleb said the land is a very very good land!
God gives the land to me God loves me. Is a very very good land because it is from God. Your inheritance is very very good!
Joshua was growing old.
If your life is always stress out you will wear our real fast.
Caleb Inherits Hebron
Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him: “You know the word which the Lord said
(The very first word that Caleb said)
You must know yourself what the Lord said
to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart.
(The rest of the spies talked about the problems they saw but Caleb talked about what he saw in his heart)
(The inheritance was in Caleb long before Caleb was in his inheritance. It was in his heart)
See what God sees! Go by what is in our heart! We are highly favoured in the beloved!
Very very good land!
Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed (followed followed) the Lord my God.
So Moses swore on that day, saying, Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.’
(Caleb was talking about possessing and not fighting)
And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, (unless the Lord build the house we labour in vain)
as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word
The word that kept Caleb from growing old is –
Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever
to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.
As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.
(They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength!)
Now therefore, give me this mountain
(85 years old and he was still young! He kept God Word in his mind!)
of which the Lord spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified.
It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said.”
And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron (a place where Caleb name is remembered) to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance.
2 great men – Joshua and Caleb
Joshua died at 120 years old
Caleb no record
And Caleb said, “He who attacks Kirjath (city) Sepher (book)
(Whoever conquer the city of the book he will give him his daughter)
and takes it, to him I will give Achsah my daughter as wife.”
So Othniel (lion of God) the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.
Now it was so, when she came to him, that she persuaded him to ask her father for a field.
(She is like his father. Possess)
So she dismounted from her donkey, and Caleb said to her, “What do you wish?”
She answered, “Give me a blessing; since you have given me land in the South, give me also springs of water.”
(She knew how to ask. Give me! )
So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
(In your christian life, master this book (bible). Ask for upper spring (holy spirit, the spirit upon) the lower spring (spirit within)
Follow the anointing and abide in Jesus
Function in the assignment He has called us to.
Gospel of John ended with
This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me.”
The Beloved Disciple and His Book
Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also had leaned on His breast at the supper, and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?”
John knew he was Jesus’ beloved and already following
Know the Lord loves me and we unconsciously follow Him
Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?”
Lion of tribe of Judah! (Revelation 5)
Redemption in Christ
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every (all of different type) spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame (not because of what we do but in Christ! God is in love with you!) before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted (highly favoured) in the Beloved.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
Angel appeared to Mary and said to her she is highly favoured among women.
Among and not above.
Same favour is yours! We are highly favoured in the Beloved.
Same highly favoured the angel said to Mary.
Feel warm when we think about our inheritance.
We are now highly favoured in the Beloved! This is so warm and family word.
The goodness of God leads us to repentance
You are God’s highly favoured’s beloved!
In Him we (present active) have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
Hold it and have it in your hands. Hold fast. Actively hold on.
Forgiveness of sin is mine! I am a forgiven person! Not just our past sin.
In Him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sin! Not out of!
It is limited. Out of.
According is entirety!
Walk in our inheritance!