Sermon note (1st svc)
- Pastor Prince
You cannot judge based on the outward. There could be one crying inside you, could be someone struggling.
God is very concern over us prospering in every areas of our lives.
The word prosper is in the Bible.
I am jealous that people hear the true gospel. The gospel of Jesus Christ.
It is a dark time. Morally in many ways is a dark time.
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
“Lift up your eyes all around, and see:
They all gather together, they come to you;
Your sons shall come from afar,
And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
Then you shall see and become radiant,
And your heart shall swell with joy;
Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.
When Christ is here, there is no darkness.
We see people falling sick with all kinds of conditions. It seems to be something move here and there. Strange thing happening. Spiritual darkness. His time is short. His lease on earth is running out. Christ is returning soon!
Darkness cover the earth and deep darkness on His people. Feeling of sadness that you do not know why.
But the Lord will arise over you! His glory will be seen upon you! A glory that is visible and manifested that people can see it.
Whatever Joseph did prosper! There is a glory that can be seen in Joseph. This will happen to you.
The one that has gone astray shall come from afar.
The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you. Unbelievers’ wealth will come to us.
All history repeats itself. What works for Joseph will work for us.
Victorious righteous man – Abraham
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.
God has hidden great truth.
Is the glory of kings to search it out.
The Old Testament is the new hidden. The New Testament is the old hidden
Things happen as examples for us
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
Hope is confident expectation of good.
All darkness or depression is based on you look to future and see nothing but darkness.
Light Be! God said Light Be ! God’s first word. He called forth what He wanted to see when He saw darkness
Blood is not put inside for people to see.
Stop looking at yourself. The blood is not for us to see, but for God to see. Our faith is in God. Is for God to estimate the value and preciousness of the blood of His Son.
It is about how faithful and trustworthy on the One you trust.
Our faith is on solid ground.
It is not how strong our faith is. It is the Right Person. Stop looking at our faith and look at the One we have faith in.
The work of Christ on the cross makes us safe.
Is the word of God that makes us sure.
The angel of death is not allowed to come into the family.
Only one event in history there were 2 evenings. Jesus before He died, 12-3pm there was first evening. God covered the earth. 3pm He breathed out His last breath as offering for our sins, He became light again. He cried finished! Before 6pm, they put Him down, the Sabbath starts, by then was another evening.
The Ninth Plague: Darkness
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, darkness which may even be felt.” So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
When darkness cover the earth, the people of God will have light in their dwellings.
Is a picture of your family in the end times.
Stay through and God will make a difference between Egyptians and children of Israel.
New covenant in My blood which is poured out for the remission of sins.
Remission – send away
Death of the Firstborn Announced
(Ex. 3:21, 22; 12:35, 36)
And the Lord said to Moses, “I will bring one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt. Afterward he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will surely drive you out of here altogether.
Speak now in the hearing of the people, and let every man ask from his neighbor and every woman from her neighbor, articles of silver and articles of gold.” And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants and in the sight of the people.
God will put a difference between children of Egypt and children of Israel.
We learn from the bible and we have hope.
God will give His people favor!
He also brought them out with silver and gold,
And there was none feeble among His tribes.
All walked out and not one feeble among the 3 millions.
This happened to a shadow of a substance of the Lord Jesus Christ, if a shadow can do that to them, we have the Substance!
Only God can satisfy the vacuum in your heart. You must have the Lord Jesus Christ as the object in your heart. No spouse can take that place.
Not only were they healthy, they were wealthy too!
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
We cannot adopt morality because morality cannot save us. The salvation – Jesus
Sinners are everywhere and they are storing up for us.
On the last plague, the same night they came out with gold and silver. It is to build God’s house
The menorah is made from a slap of gold. It is hammered.
We have the light of the dwellings
We have the protection in His dwellings
We have the transfer of wealth
One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion
Gathers it for him who will pity the poor.
For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.
The sinners work and work and the time happen and they need to transfer the wealth to the righteous
God can even make the wrath of man to praise Him.
God’s people has forgotten God’s way.
Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
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?
Bring the tithe and not pay the tithe
Bring -> means is His
God always put you under a man.
Every time there is problem with someone in church and usually is leader, the tithing stopped
What if you give your 1/10 to God, the lump becomes holy.
God helps those who are helpless.
Where your money is, your heart will follow
True riches -> wisdom, ministries, position, honour, dignity
The least – refers to money
If you are not faithful in the use of money.
Unrighteous mammon – money
You can sanctified it – tithe
It is for people who can receive.
For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
Holy is separated unto God
Precious are set apart
God wants His people to stand out.
It is something called royalty.
The smell of royalty is on you.
You are royal priesthood
Firstfruit of your time, energy, money
First fruit is holy and the rest is sanctified
You don’t want to give don’t
Whatever is holy, the devil cannot touch.
Search Youtube –
Dynamic Kernels Wheat Project
Dynamic Kernels Tithing Experiment
God is very wealthy. He is after us to be blessed.
It is not a matter of enriching the church, but enriching ourselves
This is God’s way.
Yet from the days of your fathers
You have gone away from My ordinances
And have not kept them.
Return to Me, and I will return to you,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
“But you said,
‘In what way shall we return?’
Do Not Rob God
“Will a man rob God?
Yet you have robbed Me!
But you say,
‘In what way have we robbed You?’
In tithes and offerings.
You are cursed with a curse,
For you have robbed Me,
Even this whole nation.
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.
Robbed means it belonged to Him
The curse came when Adam and Eve fell.
Everything from the ground is curse.
Sweat -> stress
Is the curse
It is possible to prosper financially and be a empty shell
Jesus wore the crown of thorns to redeem us from the curse.
All the nations will call us blessed. People want to be with us and invest in us.
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.
The context referred to 2nd coming
Rest is not inactivity. Rest is spirit-directed activity
Christ is the firstfruit of them who slept.
“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 (keep on doing it).
Justice and the love of God
I am your shield and your exceeding great reward
Reward – salary
Now beyond all contradiction the lesser is blessed by the better. Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives (present passive participate) them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives. Even Levi, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, so to speak, for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.
Right now, Jesus receives our tithe
We serve based on the grace given
When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard of it, they were deeply disturbed that a man had come to seek the well-being of the children of Israel.
But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they laughed at us and despised us, and said, “What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?”
So I answered them, and said to them, “The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or right or memorial in Jerusalem.”
So it was, when they had heard the Law, that they separated all the mixed multitude from Israel.
The Reforms of Nehemiah
Now before this, Eliashib the priest, having authority over the storerooms of the house of our God, was allied with Tobiah.
And he had prepared for him a large room, where previously they had stored the grain offerings, the frankincense, the articles, the tithes of grain, the new wine and oil, which were commanded to be given to the Levites and singers and gatekeepers, and the offerings for the priests.
Because God is good we get to tithe
But during all this I was not in Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I had returned to the king. Then after certain days I obtained leave from the king, and I came to Jerusalem and discovered the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah (means God is good), in preparing a room for him in the courts of the house of God. And it grieved me bitterly; therefore I threw all the household goods of Tobiah out of the room. Then I commanded them to cleanse the rooms; and I brought back into them the articles of the house of God, with the grain offering and the frankincense.
God is good that is why He had to judge sin
God is all good and no evil is in Him
Tobiah – Humanist way of God is good
He is not a Jews.
I also realized that the portions for the Levites had not been given them; for each of the Levites and the singers who did the work had gone back to his field. So I contended with the rulers, and said, “Why is the house of God forsaken?” And I gathered them together and set them in their place. Then all Judah brought the tithe of the grain and the new wine and the oil to the storehouse.
And I appointed as treasurers over the storehouse Shelemiah the priest and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah; and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they were considered faithful, and their task was to distribute to their brethren.
God is good therefore we tithe
He is our senior partner but He takes 10%.
Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and departed, for all his master’s goods were in his hand. And he arose and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.
It is not just money. It represents our sweat and tears.
Tithe is not just financial.
Prosperity is not just financial.