Sermon note (1st svc) –
Interview with Pastor Prince
(A video on the interview at Joni Table Talk)
Christianity is about heart’s transformation
Power of Right Believing
Why a book on believe?
Pastor Prince : Everything hinges on your belief.
How to produce right living? Is through right believing. Material from scripture to change to right believing. Toxic emotion of fear or guilt, there is wrong believing somewhere. You have read something. Wrong thinking is because of wrong believing.
Jesus always knew His audience and always knew what to say at the right time. Talk about this.
Pastor Prince : every which way you turn Him is beautiful. It takes anointing and skill to unveil Jesus in the pulpit. John 3 and John 4
John 3 is about the master of Israel.
John 4 is about the sinner woman.
The way Jesus approached them is different.
Jesus did not tell the woman to be born again. He talked about natural illustration. The water He gives will spring out to everlasting life.
To the master of Israel, He humbled him to be born again.
Between the 2, Jesus revealed Himself as Messiah to the woman. He said I AM, the name of God.
This is the ministry of Joel Osteen
When He exposed sin, is always very private. Is between her and Him.
We think Christianity is about behaviour modification. Is not, it is about heart’s transformation.
Paul was talking about justification before God and James was talking about justification before men. There will be works coming. Not dead works but good works.
How do we change the mindset of people who are in church with all their lives that they want to take along the law?
Pastor Prince : the law is emphasised on “you” and new covenant is about “I will”
Study children of Israel from Egypt to Sinai.
We are creature of doing and we forget we are creature of believing. Believe right and we will do right.
Keep on hearing and hearing the message of grace. Be clear we are listening to a message of grace. We need to keep on hearing grace.
Confess every morning “i am the righteousness of God in Christ”
Faith is heaven currency.
When you are sick you don’t confess the symptoms. When you sin you confess “i am the righteousness of God in Christ”
Confess i am the righteousness of God in Christ even when we are still in sin. And it is not a will power thing. One day we wake up we don’t have desire to be in sin. It is heart transformation.
Those who receive abundance of grace will reign in life !
What would you say to ministers today? That they said you preach you can still sin
Pastor Prince : Paul said shall we say sin that grace might abound?
Why is it this accusation is not levelled against other ministers today? Ministers are not preaching what Paul preached
Where sin increased, grace superabound!
This is hope for this generation!
God raised ministers like Joel Osteen, a smiling preacher. We preacher represent God. When Moses hit the rock in anger, he did not represent God well. Because of that he could not enter into the promised land.
Look at Moses. See what happened to Moses? Because he misrepresented God he could not enter the land.
God is not pleased when we represent God as angry God.
The holy spirit came and convict the world of unbelief.
What about people today who suffered depression?
Pastor Prince : I don’t think you tuned into this program by chance. God loves you. Many of us try to get healing, there is healing when we know God loves us.
Many a time Jesus will tell someone your sins forgiven you, before they receive healing.
Who forgives all our iniquities, and receive healing!
It is the power of God. In it gift of righteousness is revealed!
Confess God loves me, and that I am the righteousness of God in Christ. Always judge your behaviour by your standing!
The Father’s love is amazing truth. Maybe you have been molested by your earthly Father, know that God loves you, perfect love cast out fear.
There is no way you have committed the unpardonable sin. Paul never breathed the possibilities of the unpardonable sin.
Pastor Lawrence –
That is the word that God has for you. 2017 is the year of your breakthrough. Perhaps you are going through situation in your lives.
This year is the year of jubilee. No matter what you see in your life right now. It is about you putting your faith in the One who loves you.
God’s grace is greater and far more powerful than your sins.
This year I declare is the year of jubilee.
We have 7 months to go! Don’t worry about the past 5 months.
All we take is to look at Jesus. He is our Jubilee.
If you are believing God for something today, the word for you today is –
It shall come to pass!
God wants you to ask so that you can receive and your joy may be full!
Ask and you shall receive, no qualification!
You have not because you ask not!
God is love! He has a wonderful plan for your life!
Put your faith and trust in Him.
Believe God all the way!
Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”
Hearing n Hearing to right words and faith will be added unto you
David in the Old Testament, he committed two sins worthy of death. Judgement came upon David. The child he had fell sick. He prayed intently for the child. When he found out the child passed away, he stopped praying. David told them when the child was alive, he prayed to God. Who is to say God will not have mercy on him. The child cannot come to me, but i will go to him in heaven. As long as the child is alive, who is to say God will not have mercy on him?
Pray and don’t give up hope!
Set the limit in your life free!
It is God’s will for us to be healed.
Our faith must be built on the unshakable word of God.
Every single word is inspired of God.
God’s word is God’s will!
Jesus is exact representation of who God is today!
Jesus healed all who are oppressed of the devil. Sickness is an oppression.
This year 2017 is your year of Jubilee.
A testimony –
A couple who were heading for divorce, the wife felt prompted to say sorry to her husband. She never said sorry in her entire life. The Lord prompted her to say sorry. She said sorry to her husband for all the wrong things she had said. The husband suddenly changed. He became very tender and loving towards her. Until today their marriage still growing strong!
Our trust must not be on our will power but on God!
God’s grace will cause us to overcome sin!
When we receive the unmerited favour of God we will overcome sin!
When we receive the grace of God we will overcome sin. We cannot even change ourselves.
Trust God to change your spouse.
Let go and let God! It is God who will transform your heart. We are talking about inward heart transformation.
He must go through Samaria to look for that ONE woman! Jesus did not condemn her. Jesus said the woman had 5 husbands and the one she is living with is not her husband. Jesus did not condemn her. Jesus extended love and grace to her. When she received the love and grace, she became a evangelist.
When you received the love of God you will change.
Tax collectors they betrayed their own nation, using force to collect money from their own people. The love of money is the root of all evil.
This tax collector climbed on the tree to look at Jesus. Jesus went for dinner with him. After the dinner, this tax collector changed overnight.
What caused the change? Is the grace that was extended to him! Jesus took time to have dinner with him. Not a single word of condemnation. Pure grace and he was transformed inside out.
You are not your sin or your failure. What Jesus done on the cross define you.
Even though you acknowledge your sickness, by Jesus’ stripe you are healed!
Identify yourself as child of God, not as your sin
Sickness and addiction will fall off.
What i was powerless to do, the holy spirit overcome it.
It is not us. It is Him. Don’t try but trust. Keep on trusting and believing. Keep on believing in the grace of God.
What we need is for the heart to receive love and grace.
Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”
Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
These 2 commandments summaries all the law and the prophets.
Something has changed when Jesus came.
A new commandment i give to you. – That you love one another as i have loved you.
In the old you are commanded to love God but no one can love God with all his heart and soul but only Jesus could.
In the new is about God loving us!
Love one another as I have loved you.
God loves you than you are able to love your wife / and wife submit as unto Jesus.
But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
There is a change here!
The cross have made a world of difference!
I forgive because i have been forgiven.
I love because God loves me.
Is because you don’t receive grace you are sinning.
I am unworthy but You love me. When you receive His love you forgive.
Don’t focus on overcoming your sins.
Use all your power to believe you are loved!
Don’t put the cart before the horse.
There is only One Person who loved God with all His heart and all His strength – Jesus!
Jesus loves us with ALL of His heart.
When blood and water flow out it showed Jesus died with a broken heart for us when He went to the cross.
Jesus gave up all His strength to become sin to be beaten to become a curse so that we know He loves us with all His strength. Jesus became a sorrow on the cross.
He was a joyful man, full of love. But at the cross, He became a man of sorrow to tell us He has loved us with all His heart and His soul.
Jesus loves you and He cares for you.
We give tithe and offering because it is worship. When we experience love we can’t help.
When you want to fight with someone, God said i love you. It is not our will power. It is God’s love.
We are the righteousness of God in Christ.
When we encounter the love of God we want to worship Him.
We want to pour our hearts
God is telling us today, My child i love you with all My heart and all My soul and all My strength.