God’s will for us is for us to be well.
Every good comes from christian and non-christians. Rain falls on the good and the bad.
Covenant God made with Abraham is eternal.
When God looks on earth He sees 3 grp of people
We are called out ones and make up a church!
Whoever we pay attention to we are giving them weight. When we response to critics we are giving them weight.
God can cause words to fall to the ground. Whether those words will stick or will fall. God has given us glory (weight), don’t abuse our weight by focusing on the critics. Focus on the good.
It is what you are paying attention on.
Jesus when He shared His parables. He wanna us to know that we are special.
Sea in the bible speaks of the nation.
The church has been given power. Our words carry power!
We are special. We are the called out ones! We are holy. Holy means set apart!
We walk in blessings when people walk in curse.
1 Corinthians 10:32
Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God,
Romans 9- past of Israel
Romans 10 – present of Israel
Romans 11- future of Israel
God put in the Israel the power to get wealth. How much more we who are in Christ!
God’a fingerprints are all over Israel.
Our Savior is a jewish. He died for us!
The Parable of the Hidden Treasure
“ Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price
“ Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
Treasure hid in the field speaks of Israel.
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
God is not judging any nation. His first coming was to bring grace.
To proclaim liberty to the nation.
The year of favour! This is the season of God’s free favour.
Jesus closed the book based on one comma. Don’t read revelation now and see God judging the earth.
When Jesus comes back again, His people are been called up with Him with new bodies. Our bodies will never grow old ever!
Raptured is not second coming. It is a secret and then Jesus will return!
He will return to bring righteousness, justice in this earth by divine power.
Pearl comes from the ocean.
God foreknew what we will do and say. Foreknew does not mean He force us to do things. Foreknew means He is God. He knows what we will do with our free choice. He did not use His power to change our free will.
We are bought does not mean we are redeem if we don’t receive Jesus.
The whole world was bought but does not mean they r redeemed unless they believe in Jesus and they are then redeemed!
Jesus died for the entire world.
Rainbow is a very beautiful symbol in the bible. 7 colours n God designed it God has sworn that He will never ever be angry with us again.
God does not have to swear. God sworn by Himself that He will never condemn us who are in Christ. He gave all He had.
We injured God’s glory. It is an injury to love. The injured His life to produce and protect the injurer ! This is how pearl was produced.
Pearl is very deep in the ocean.
Jesus came down and raised us high! Instead of alienated, we are now made near by Jesus!!
The place of Jesus is our place. We are in Christ!!!
Jesus been like a merchant.
which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel, of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.
Purpose of the Mystery
To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,
We have types hidden! The church was a well-guarded secret.
The church is the most successful and eternal organisation. This is God’s idea and we are part of it!!!
We are seated at the Father’s right hand in Christ!!
We are in Christ! All that is true of Him is true in us!!
We have a special language that no one else understand.
The first church was made up of Jewish people. The first believers are Jewish!
Anyone who is in Christ, Jews or Gentiles, are in God’s blessings!
When God put us out there, He is complimenting us.
Sometimes light hurts when you are in darkness too long.
The church was a well-kept divine secret!
Hidden in the old testament.
Jesus died of a broken heart. For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross! The joy of seeing the pearl!
How big the pearl is how deep the wound.
Those who preached against grace are the ones that are the cheap ones.
Grace is not cheap!
The pearl has its colour. When it reflects u see rainbow. No more curse.
The church is hidden. We are the pearls hidden. Is a picture of the church.
We are where Christ is.
First church was made up of Jewish people, only few were Gentiles.
Human perspiration can dim the shine of a pearl. Wash with water and the shine will be back!!! Wow wow wow!!
When the word is preached, we shine! The water washes us!
Human perspiration – human sweat, human effort.
The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.
The blessings of the Lord make us rich and our painful labour adds nothing to it.
We don’t work with stress. Work and wife are not curse.
Jesus wore a crown of thorn to redeem us from sweat.
When God blesses us, no one can “unbless” us!
Blessed is also the word to be envied.
The blessing is always greater than the criticism of man!!
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
The Lord watches over us, and cherish us! Nourish your wife with good words of encouragement.
So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
We are part of Jesus’ body and we are beautiful!
Picture of Church (wives here)-
Adam and Eve. Eve came after Adam. Eve is the secret hidden. After all made, God made Eve.
Issac and Rebecca. The unnamed servant (holy spirit) found Rebecca for Issac.
Let the wives see that they respect the husbands.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
33 However, let each man of you [without exception] love his wife as [being in a sense] his very own self; and let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband [[a]that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates, and esteems him; and [b]that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly].
Marriage is a decision, love is a decision.
If you come to a place where love gone cold, it is about the feeling. No! It is about decision. God will turn water to wines!
Don’t be controlled by emotions! We are not fool. We are pearl!! God kept the well-guarded treasure!
We are the pearls of great price!
The twelve gates were twelve pearls:each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
Each gate is huge giant pearl!! The church make up of gentiles is going to preach gospel to the Israel. Pearly gates are opening and the treasure and the pearl will merge