Sermon note (3rd svc)
- Pastor Prince
A young person on a blink of suicide is rescued. The world is a lost world. Jesus saw the people scattered and is full of compassion. They were like sheep without a shepherd.
This is how you see your friends. They are not purposely being rebellious. They are sheep without shepherd. They were weary depressed and Jesus has compassion on them. The heart of God is so big compared to us.
Jesus wants to give and give again. He wants us to trust and obey. There is no other ways. He tells us to do something is always good. Whether you obey or not, He is already successful. The profit is not for Him but for Him when you obey.
He loves you and sees your future.
The Lord thy God teaches you to profit.
The presence of God manifest in the cloud. As long as they followed the pillar of clouds they are protected. Today the cloud is inside. The Holy Spirit is inside. Lovers don’t yell. He speaks in whisper tones.
A soft answer turns away wrath.
Elijah encountered God. He went back to Mount Sinai. God said why are you here, Elijah?
God was not in the breaking of the rocks. He was in the still small voice.
God is not yelling at us.
He whispers. His love whispers.
The way He trains us is not giving us an accident. God does not discipline us with sickness accident and tragedy
Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness.
Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
And live! We live! God is helping us not to have our lives cut short by enemy!
The Lord needs us here. In the kingdom of God on earth!
He for our profit. Result is partaker of His holiness.
We get His holiness.
Learn to partake in His holiness.
Righteousness is not something we do. It is a gift. The fruit of righteousness
Looking away from those that distract us and look unto Jesus. He is the leader the author the captain and the completer of our faith.
Faith is heaven’s currency.
Child training happen because we took our eyes off Jesus. It is often not this sin and that sin.
If you are a child of God, God loves you too much to let you continue in sin.
There is no enmity between grace and holiness.
Yet I do not receive testimony from man, but I say these things that you may be saved.
We all want to be holy.
The heroes in the movies are always patient, loving, integrity, the world value these qualities
God is looking for character. You marry character. That is who you live with.
1 Peter 1:13-15
Living Before God Our Father
Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
Come back to grace. Only by grace.
Revelation is unveiling.
Grace is coming, not to be brought to you. That is future tense. Grace is been brought to you.
The grace that is been brought to you in the revelation of Jesus Christ.
You want more grace, see more of Jesus!
The law focus is on you.
1 Peter 1:13 Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)
13 Wherefore having girded up the loins of your mind, being sober, hope perfectly upon the grace that is being brought to you in the revelation of Jesus Christ
Grace is God dispensing
When we see Jesus, that is being obedient child.
The opposite of holiness is not sin. It is commonness. Holy in Hebrew means separated. To set aside. Not in self righteous, Jesus moved around the crowd. Holiness is set aside. Those things are precious
You are precious and holy and full of His grace and dignity.
When the world is depressed you have the peace of God. This is uncommon.
Dare to be uncommon. Dare to be different. Be uncommon. The world don’t want you to stand out. Deep down you convict them. Be uncommon. Let your marriages be uncommon. This is called holy.
This lady received Jesus when she was 4. When her father became pastor and she wanted nothing to do with it and asked Jesus to get out of her heart. She tried to commit suicide on her 16th birthday. She got into relationship with someone who was 11 years older and pregnant but terminated the child.
She was lost and her mother let her listen to Pastor Prince sermon. She played it so that there won’t be empty in the room. She finally receive and was set free. She got to know her boyfriend and had to tell him of the incurable disease. However, praise Jesus, she was freed from incurable disease and was made whole. She and her husband is running a successful business. Praise Jesus!
You can receive good you don’t deserve. It is God who sent His Son because He so love you.
Seed on good ground flourishes.
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
It takes a condition called holiness to receive.
Make sure your life be more than this. Don’t be bound by checking emails and calls.
See the Lord and our hearts is warmth. That is grace been brought to you.
We want peace with all people and not wars.
When you are cluttered, take time away to be with Jesus. Spend time with the Word.
Open heart and open hear and not the busy hands and running around feet.
He loves it! We will end up doing the right thing at the right time. Follow peace with all men.
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;
Fall short of the grace of God – root of bitterness
Idea of grace is unearned undeserved.
They muttered and complained but God gave them water. By grace!
Someone having root of bitterness. They cause troubles to themselves and to people.
There is death in the pot.
You see someone with bitterness is the opposite of following peace.
Galatians 5:4 (KJV)
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
What makes Christ of no effect in your life? God cannot lie and cannot make you pay your tithe. Cannot ! Therein lies a strong foundation to trust Him.
Falling from grace by being justified by the law, you are getting the sense of getting right from God.
Boasted in the Law cannot receive from Jesus.
The lepers received from Jesus. The leper did not touch Jesus, Jesus touched him. The Clean made the unclean clean!
Jesus not only spoke the Word. He came to the leper and touched him.
We will do everything you tell us to do, this is pride. The very first commandment they broke.
How can you boast on something you did not hear?
Self confident is not bold. Boldness is having our eyes on Jesus.
His way is eternal!
Those who believe their ways, look at their result. Do things God’s ways and see the fruit of God’s result.
lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
Long before sexual immorality, God created sex. Be fruitful and multiply. The devil perverted sex. Don’t throw away your common sense.
We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people who don’t care.
lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.
You cannot blame the father. He sold his birth right for food.
Esau was bitter and given to sexual immorality.
Galatians was written for Christians.
How do you know you have fallen from His grace?
- Bitterness in your heart (words are cutting)
- Sexual problem
We see the problems, the root is fallen short from the grace of God.
God is holy. Only grace can bring a holy God and a sinful man together.
Grace is not natural. Grace is undeserved favor.
Esau lived before the law.
His father loved him because of what he did. He was a performer. He was trusting in his own performance. He had bitterness and sexual problems.
As long as we take our step to God, He will take us in.
Music and dancing. The prodigal son did not understand. It was strange fire to him. He was angry and will not go in.
“But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and pleaded with him. So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.’
“And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.
The young goat was killed to celebrate together when the prodigal son was back
The bible did not say the younger son spent time with harlots. The elder son was conscious about that. Usually we are bitter towards things we are conscious of. He most likely had problem with lust.
Have I lost the sense of how much God loves me? Have i have a fresh revelation of His grace?
Full of love and grace.
“And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.
When you are law conscious you are demand conscious.
God is always giving and ministering. This is supply conscious.
Full-fledged son with rights and privileges
Jesus came and brought sonship.
Learn the difference. Hard core rebellious was broke by His grace.
The Glorious Company
For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, so that those who heard it begged that the word should not be spoken to them anymore.
Darkness in terms of depression.
Hell is a place of thick darkness and yet there is fire.
A bright cloud overshadowed
Gloss darkness. Darkness comes into mind. No one kill themselves if their mind is cheery and bright.
(For they could not endure what was commanded: “And if so much as a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned or shot with an arrow.” And so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I am exceedingly afraid and trembling.”)
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Is the mountain where we saw the sacrifice was offered. A place of supply and blessings.
The city of living God.
What you can’t see is eternal. What you can see is temporal.
That is unseen is more real.
God has moved mountain.
God supply supply and supply.
Hesed wisdom to preach God supply. Unveil the lovingness of Jesus. Move our family from Mount Sinai to Mount Zion.
They rather have you than your gifts.
Everything in Mount Zion is for you. Everything is good and for you.
Mount Sinai everything is against you.
to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Hear the Heavenly Voice
See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven,
Abel’s blood cried from the ground. – Vengeance
Jesus’ blood cried out mercy
Turn your back fully from Mount Sinai.
Grace is invisible and you are looking by grace.
The blood speaks better thing.
The blood that speaks better thing. The blood of Jesus speaks grace mercy peace, peace for your mind, supplies! See that you don’t refuse the voice.
Don’t refuse the voice of grace.
Devil has corrupted wisdom.
The whole context is comparing law and grace. Don’t refuse the voice of grace.
God speaks grace from higher heaven.
Those who reject grace, how much more.
For those who cannot receive, find out where they have fallen from grace. Get grace into his life.
whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
God will shake the heaven and the earth.
Shaking happen because of grace.
Everything that is manmade are shaken. False hope is shaken.
Don’t be afraid of this shaking.
Life health peace wholeness grace favour.
If you are trusting things that is false hope, it will be shaken.
Let us possess grace!
Hyber grace is super grace.
Only grace by which we can serve God acceptably with reverence and Godly fear.
Only way is by grace!
God will burn everything that is not of Him. Only those that are profitable to you will remain.