Sermon note (2nd svc)
- Pastor Prince
The Lord is touching people with back condition. Left side.
We are out of the realm for the law. Grace in us, not only we don’t have desire to steal, we love to bless and give.
The law does not give you robust abundance life that the Lord wants u to live.
Grace give you the love for your wife, the new passion.
God said If it was not enough, I would have given you more.
He has been a christian since he was a child. When he turned 15, he got addicted to watching pornography.
He chanced upon Pastor Prince sermon. Everyday he will sit down and watch, at first he don’t understand what he was listening. After many weeks of watching, he declared he is righteousness of God in Christ. Now he is set free from pornography for 3 years.
He has been set free from all bondages and addiction.
You will reign in life when you receive the righteousness of God in Christ
People sense royalty. The Lord Jesus is the King of kings! People should smell the mint of royalty when you walk into the room. This royalty, Jesus can knee down and wash His disciples’ feet.
There is a glory and dignity about Jesus.
Experience Jesus’ character flowing in us.
The law of the bounty / plunder
There is whole army the Lord is raising. Army who preach about grace.
Jesus said by their fruits you shall know them.
There is no good fruits and bad fruits.
The people who have bad fruits think they know it and did not hear it.
Good fruits – end up with heavenly character just by focusing on God’s love.
When you come out from the other side, expect to be different. Out of the battle will come spoils.
1 Chronicles 26:27
Some of the spoils won in battles they dedicated to maintain the house of the Lord.
You are in a warfare.
Those who are leaders and serving in the house. There is something called spiritual warfare. Before you want to serve the Lord, you face attack.
Human sympathy. This attack happen because you serve the Lord.
The easy path does not mean the devil won’t see you as easy picking next time.
There is special place and special wealth for those who go through the battle.
Spoils won in battle. No battle no spoils.
We are building the house of the Lord all over the world. Spiritual house.
Before a battle, a revelation is a theory. When you go through the battle, it is not just a theory
Bible truth traffic in human way.
Take the truth that God has given and make it yours. Meditate on it until you own it.
Is God breathe. God never bypass the human personality.
The word of God comes through various pastors are different flavour.
Same word of God but He never bypass your personalities.
Do not be afraid of your battle.
If your marriage is faced with conflicts, if both of you would do it God’s way, flow with God and ask God for wisdom. That marriage when restored will be a new level and never go back to where it was.
God will tell you every area of your life, after a fight, even the love becomes sweet.
Some fights (confrontation) are good. Not strife.
The law of the plunder.
Division of the Plunder
Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Count up the plunder that was taken—of man and beast—you and Eleazar the priest and the chief fathers of the congregation; and divide the plunder into two parts, between those who took part in the war, who went out to battle, and all the congregation. And levy a tribute for the Lord on the men of war who went out to battle: one of every five hundred of the persons, the cattle, the donkeys, and the sheep; take it from their half, and give it to Eleazar the priest as a heave offering to the Lord. And from the children of Israel’s half you shall take one of every fifty, drawn from the persons, the cattle, the donkeys, and the sheep, from all the livestock, and give them to the Levites who keep charge of the tabernacle of the Lord.” So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the Lord commanded Moses.
Let the cow eat. Don’t cover his mouth. God is not writing this for the sake of the cow but for the full time ministry.
Eleazar was penned down on ancient manuscript
To be in touched with the high priest is nearness to God. Is a position of privilege.
Our Lord Jesus is the High Priest.
Eleazar means helper.
The assistant of the priest is the Levi
They are priestly line. They are set apart to assist the priest.
The smell stays with you. Is a fragrance that God loves.
The priest is higher and the High Priest is highest.
Jesus had disciples who are very close to Him. He had 70 disciples, out of the 70, there are 12, out of the 12 there are 3. (Peter James and John) out of the 3, there is one who hear the secret of God. That is John. John practised the love of Jesus. This is the highest truth. Time is short, we do not want to be in the outer court.
All of us are the righteousness of God in Christ.
There are degree of closeness to God.
Straight into the holy of holies.
Once we believe on Christ, the blood of Jesus has brought us near to God
Divide the plunder into 2 parts
- Those who went out to battle
- All the congregation
All the gold the silver the cows the animals.
Many a time Israel will go through a land and ask for permission.
The enemies will fight against them. Defend themselves they will get more lands.
By merely being alive there will be battle.
Those who goes to battle do not number as much as those who are in congregation
Whatever good one person has is the benefit for the body of Christ.
1 Samuel 30:23-24
But David said, “My brethren, you shall not do so with what the Lord has given us, who has preserved us and delivered into our hand the troop that came against us. For who will heed you in this matter? But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies; they shall share alike.”
One person blessing is benefit to all.
One man’s labour produce for entire body of Christ. The plunder must be divided not only those who labour and serve in church.
Even those who did not go out to battle they benefit.
Levy a tribute to the Lord. Whatever you get, the Lord is first. The battle is the Lord’s, the victory is ours.
Divide the plunders into 2 parts-
- Everything they have, is one out of every 500. Given to Eleazar the priest as the heave offering. The high priest. Closest to the nearness to God
- One of every 50
Who gets more? Those who give one out of 500 has more left. The latter gave 10 times more. They are left with lesser. For those who went to battle they get much more.
Many can benefit.
The one who receive the revelation, in the process he gets near to God which is a class of his own.
Our battle are spiritual.
The strength that God gives will be better than before. Those who serve the Lord are in a battle. Use the strength for the Lord.
Nearness to God that the rest don’t have.
Those who went to battle their offerings given to Levi. Those who are not in the battle, did not go up to Levi.
Serve unto the Lord.
Serve the Lord by serving people.
2 sisters – Martha and Mary
Martha served the Lord, in her own mind trying to know the mind of Jesus.
Mary seated at His feet, receiving from the Lord and learning the mind of the Lord. She heard the secret of the Lord. There was warfare. The devil used Martha to take her away from the Lord.
Martha is careful and worries about many things. Mary has chosen the good part. Receive from the Lord.
The benefit is never for us alone. It is for the profit of the entire church. The Lord gave it to us and through us. With the revelation comes the closeness.
Jesus gently rebuke Martha.
The Lord comes to your house and He wants you to take from Him.
When the Lord comes to your house, the best thing to do is to take from Him. The less is blessed by the greater
Direct revelation, receive from the Lord.
Don’t take something and preach it when it is not a revelation to you.
Take it meditate on it and release it.
1 Peter 5:10
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
After that. – after the suffering
God of all grace.
Strengthen can be used for physical as well.
After that! After your suffering get ready for perfection, more strength, be established.
1 Peter 5:8-10
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
Even if devil attacks you, there is a “after that”
Expect good things to happen
You have caused men to ride over our heads;
We went through fire and through water;
But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
Rich fulfillment – Wealthy place
The way you go out is not the way you went in.
The wealthy place – Overflowing
My cups overflow! God brings you a place not just rich but overflowing abundance!
God has promised there is an “after that”
Through the fire and through the water, He brings u out to wealthy place
Psalm 4:1 (KJV)
Thou has enlarged me when i am in distress
When you are in distress you are qualified!
“Moab has been at ease from his youth;
He has settled on his dregs,
And has not been emptied from vessel to vessel,
Nor has he gone into captivity.
Therefore his taste remained in him,
And his scent has not changed.
Wine are poured from vessels to vessels
There are impurities in the dregs
Every time it gets hard, the person escape.
This scent that remained is fleshly smell.
Christ’s fragrance – when you are persecuted your face shines. This is Christ’s fragrance.
Rewards. Your plunders. Your spoils.
Get ready for your wealthy place!
In the valley of shadow of death, you walk through! You don’t stay there. You walk through and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you!
You shall be strengthened!