Sermon Note (3rd svc)
Preacher : Pastor Prince
Everytime you come together, feel the corporate anointing.
It is not about us. It is about the Lord.
We build on church on these 3 tripods
God is behind these foundation
1. Christ, the Lord Jesus Christ the first in our lives (husband loves your wife as Christ loves the church) your eyes on Christ and not on your wife. Wife submit yourself, she sees Jesus. See Jesus more and loves her. We go to work because we are serving the Lord. From the Lord and of the Lord you shall receive the reward. Serve as unto the Lord. Treat your employer as if you are submitting unto the Lord (not to lie or cheat) He became sin for us. It is not about trying harder. It is about accepting the free gift. Today Christ is at the Father’s right hand
2. The local church. The universal church in local body.
3. Israel. We ℓσνє Jesus, we ℓσνє Israel. In the local church there is safety. My Father’s house there is food enough and to spare.
There is dispensation of grace everytime you come.
You don’t go out the same way you enter.
In the house of God when you come to God’s house you never leave the same.
There is authority and submission in local church.
The centurion saw Jesus as the Man under authoirty and there is authority in His words. Authority is realised in its impact. God creates platform for you.
We are not all 5 folds pastors. We are called to prophesie but not all prophesied
1 Peter 5:5-6
Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for
“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
God wants to exalt you in due time.
When Jesus submitted at 12 years old. He was amazing. His understanding
He was at a temple asking questions and answering questions. They were amazed at His answers.
He subjected to His parents. His favour increased.
God is watching the attitude. Be humble. Cloth yourself in humility.
Authority in the government.
Every government is ordained by God.
Honour the policemen.
If you honour the authority God has put, He will release favour on you.
When all the women came and be chosen for the next queen, Esther did no want anything but what Haggai told her.
Ruth submitted to her mother-in-law and said she will go to field and work as gleaner
She found favour in the eyes of Boaz
God resist the proud
Church is what the devil is afraid of.
In the church when you sin, we help you through it. We are here anointed by God.
In church history, they understand this. If anyone comes and hurt the body of Christ, when they speak the person can be blind.
If there is cancer in someone’s body, you try to get it healed.
If it refuses to get healed, you cut it off.
You deal with people living in destructive lifestyle, you try to get them healed.
ℓσνє for the body of Christ.
You are special. You are set apart.
God is keeping you and holding you in value till the right time you are in displayed.
God does not need your tithe.
There is a spirit of intimidation that you cannot even say prosperity
Let God’s people prosper.
Robert Kiyosaki said the American school teach the people how to get in debt and remain poor.
He try to teach people how to get rich.
A prosperous church can do a lot of things.
In Israel, God said there is no poor among you.
God wants you to be prosperous and not to ℓσνє money.
lest—when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them; and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
Rich does not mean bad. Rich people create employment
Abraham was bad if rich is bad.
When your silver and gold multiplied, don’t ℓσνє them but ℓσνє God.
then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’
“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
God wants them to know remember Me
The wealth comes in in a supernaturally natural way that you need to remember is from God.
It is supernaturally natural and it is from God.
Any idea that God gives is for the betterment of the mankind. Is not to harm them. Is for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
God said He will give us the power to create wealth.
To establish His covenant.
The wealth is to establish His covenant.
The grace covenant that He wants to establish In God’s house.
God’s people will raise up.
Salvation is a free gift. For us to be saved, someone is sent to tell us.
God wants His people to prosper.
Preach rebuke with all authority.
And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,” of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
Order of Melchizedek
Some people believe he is a real man, some believe he is a pre-incarnation of Christ
Blessed be Abraham
Blessed be Most High God
There is no curse in his mouth
Abram and Melchizedek
(Heb. 7:1, 2)
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said:
“Blessed be Abram of God Most High,
Possessor of heaven and earth;
And blessed be God Most High,
Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.”
And he gave him a tithe of all.
Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.”
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich (aser)’—
Type of Jesus. He came from heaven and is now back in Father’s right hand.
King of peace. King of health
He went to get his nephew delivered.
Jesus is the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek
The most high God
God can move circumstances
God can move your future clients
Jesus is today the high priest after the order of Melchizedek
If you are doing communion, you can get legalist
But we are not doing, we are receiving our communion.
God is always ready for more health and more wholeness.
We need reminders that our sins are forgiven
See as Jesus bringing the communion.
Aser (rich, wealth)
Give tithe and grow rich.
Jewish people are minority race but God has blessed them the power to get wealth.
Jesus came as a Jew.
Abram was concerned someone will said he made him rich
ℓσνє is not ℓσνє till you give it.
To acknowledge i know He is the One behind our wealth and health and the favour He gives us, take 10% to give Him to show we acknowledge Him.
Give and it will be given unto you.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
God wants you to know Jesus became poor at the cross so that we are made rich.
We are rich by the cross!
He who sows bountifully shall reap bountifully
When you are generous in your giving you will be generous in your reaping.
Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
So your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine.
My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
Nor detest His correction;
For whom the Lord loves He corrects,
Just as a father the son in whom he delights.
Your barns will be filled with plenty!
Your vats will overflow with new wine!
He wants you to prosper and be rich
Now you are rich, act like it.
People who don’t give their money to the Lord they will give their money somewhere.
The wisdom is the wisdom of God.
This is applicable for us today
No one told Abraham to tithe. God taught him.
Issac tithed. Jacob tithed. All that You give me i will give a tenth to You.
Tithing under the law there were 3 types.
We are not under this law
Abraham gave tithe to the Lord
then you shall exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place which the Lord your God chooses. And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or similar drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.
You shall not forsake the Levite who is within your gates, for he has no part nor inheritance with you.
“At the end of every third year you shall bring out the tithe of your produce of that year and store it up within your gates.
And the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates, may come and eat and be satisfied, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
1 Timothy 5:17-18
Honor the Elders
Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer is worthy of his wages.”
The teaching is in the New but the details are in the Old
Make ℓσνє with your words.
Treading out grains
A type of a full time worker working hard at preaching
Grain is what produces bread. Eat the Word of God.
Don’t cover his mouth. Let the ox eat.
We are all priests. Not all are Levites
1st tithe – give to the house of God (today we are the house of God, local church)
2nd tithe – vacation funds (God says eat it)
3rd tithe – for the poor (the widows, fatherless and poor)
In many circles, do not abuse your tithe and your lifestyle. The tithe is for distribute.
1 Corinthians 9:9-11
For it is written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” Is it oxen God is concerned about? Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope. If we have sown spiritual things for you, is it a great thing if we reap your material things?
1 Corinthians 9:6-14 (NKJV)
Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working? Who ever goes to war at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Or who tends a flock and does not drink of the milk of the flock?
Do I say these things as a mere man? Or does not the law say the same also? For it is written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” Is it oxen God is concerned about? Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope. If we have sown spiritual things for you, is it a great thing if we reap your material things? If others are partakers of this right over you, are we not even more?
Nevertheless we have not used this right, but endure all things lest we hinder the gospel of Christ. Do you not know that those who minister the holy things eat of the things of the temple, and those who serve at the altar partake of the offerings of the altar? Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel.
1 Corinthians 9:6-14 NLT
“Or is it only Barnabas and I who have to work to support ourselves? What soldier has to pay his own expenses? What farmer plants a vineyard and doesn’t have the right to eat some of its fruit? What shepherd cares for a flock of sheep and isn’t allowed to drink some of the milk? Am I expressing merely a human opinion, or does the law say the same thing? For the law of Moses says, “You must not muzzle an ox to keep it from eating as it treads out the grain.”
Was God thinking only about oxen when he said this? Wasn’t he actually speaking to us? Yes, it was written for us, so that the one who plows and the one who threshes the grain might both expect a share of the harvest. Since we have planted spiritual seed among you, aren’t we entitled to a harvest of physical food and drink? If you support others who preach to you, shouldn’t we have an even greater right to be supported? But we have never used this right. We would rather put up with anything than be an obstacle to the Good News about Christ.
Don’t you realize that those who work in the temple get their meals from the offerings brought to the temple?
And those who serve at the altar get a share of the sacrificial offerings. In the same way, the Lord ordered that those who preach the Good News should be supported by those who benefit from it.”
Stealing business ideas is wrong
Cheating and lies are wrong
Those who spend most time in the Word are led most accurately
You want God’s direct voice. Read His book!
He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?
“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
Money is least compared to souls and to lives.
If you are faithful with the use of money, God will trust you with true riches. (Souls, lives)
Jesus when He positioned Himself, He sat down at the treasury
The widow gave everything.
Those leaders who have financial problems, Pastor prayed for them a long time with no results. Finally he realised these leaders are not tithing.
Is he faithful in the tithe?
Come bring your tithe and offerings
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,
That there may be food in My house,
And try Me now in this,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
And pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it.
“And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,
So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,
Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,”
Says the Lord of hosts;
“And all nations will call you blessed,
For you will be a delightful land,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
God is saying all these to encourage to tithe. He is telling us the result.
The Coming Messenger
“Behold, I send My messenger,
And he will prepare the way before Me.
And the Lord, whom you seek,
Will suddenly come to His temple,
Even the Messenger of the covenant,
In whom you delight.
Behold, He is coming,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
“But who can endure the day of His coming?
And who can stand when He appears?
For He is like a refiner’s fire
And like launderers’ soap.
He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And purge them as gold and silver,
That they may offer to the Lord
An offering in righteousness.
Will suddenly come
This context refers to our time
First coming everyone can endure
Second coming He comes as a Judge
Tithing will go right into the future.
The way you make the money holy
For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
But rather give alms of such things as you have; then indeed all things are clean to you.
“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
Do with right motives but don’t stop tithing.
Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils.
Whoever you tithe to, you are declaring the person is great.
When you response to tithe, you are responding He is great
The tithe is a witness He lives !
People will see the evidences of God’s blessings in our lives to know He is alive in our lives
John D Rockefeller said –
I began work as a small boy and i gave to my mum who asked me to tithe one-tenth and i did. I tithed since then and if i did not tithe the $1, i will not be tithing my first million.
You don’t want a leader who is not faithful