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Light, Knowledge & Glory

Light, knowledge and glory

Every hebrew letter is a number. This year is a year of witness in Israel. Early this year they had such superabundant of rain in Israel.
Like the rain that comes down and the snow from heaven, so shall My word be, it shall not return to Him void.

God’s word came down to where we are. Rain is hundred of tons of heavy water!

God allows His word to come down to us in drop size.

Loneliness is a effect of flesh.

Every successful marriage needs a third party, His name is Jesus!!

Focus on Jesus and not on each other.

We are drawn to each other when we admire Jesus!

The only blessing we are waiting for is our new body at rapture. A body that will never feel tired.

Trust God for health and longevity.

Isaiah 60:1-3
Chapter 60
The Gentiles Bless Zion
Arise, shine;
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.

1 Thessalonians 5:5
You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

That day shall not overtake us. We are sons of light and sons of days! We are never in darkness

Exodus 10:22-23
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.

Super natural light! In all families of believers, there are light in their dwelling!

In His light, we see light!

In all the dwelling of people of God, there is a light! It is something given by the gift of grace.

We have light in our dwellings!

Genesis 1:3
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

The sun was not created on the first day.

We are not children of night.

We walk with Jesus we walk in the light.

1 John 1:5-7
Fellowship with Him and One Another
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

We are walking in the light.
It is where you are walking and not how u r walking

John 8:12
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “ I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not (double negative “ou me” never, certainly no) walk in darkness), but have the light of life.”

1 John 2:9-12
He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
Their Spiritual State
I write to you, little children,
Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.

Loving one another is a sign/fruit that we are born again

Those who know they love best, will love best. Those who know they are forgiven much, will forgive much.

Galatians 2:9
and when James, Cephas ( Peter, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.

1 John 2:18-19
Deceptions of the Last Hour
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.

True believers continue in fellowship.
Once we know we are forgiven completely, we can face people with a cheerful heart and relieved!

Luke 15:16-24
And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.
“ But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.” ’
“ And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son. ’
“ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. ’ And they began to be merry.

James 1:1
The Epistle of
JAMES
Chapter 1
Greeting to the Twelve Tribes
James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad:
Greetings.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Matthew 3:5-6
Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

1 John 2:12
Their Spiritual State
I write to you, little children,
Because your sins are forgiven ( perfect tense) you for His name’s sake.

Perfect tense in Greek- an action that is complete and no repeat action
One act, once and for all and never need to repeat!

2 Corinthians 4:6
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Light, knowledge, glory! We have all 3 in the face of Jesus Christ!!
Put Christ in the centre!
Christ is grace

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Jesus was not helpless

Jesus was NOT helpless at the cross

Why Jesus went to the cross?

The bible tells us that long ago before the foundation of the world was laid, God loves us!

His mercy and grace is amazing. It never ends!

We can still thank God even if we dont have the things that we want. Jesus is enough. Don’t be affected by the things that we do not have.

There are many things that we can rejoice about.

Our circumstances can always turn around. God can turn every evil situation around for our good! He is for us and not against us!

The truth is Jesus. Jesus is the truth and the Life!

Jesus is the resurrection and the Life! We live in a time when we will see the dead raised.

God has said so! This is the season for the children of God to raise up. We have a Saviour with everlasting love!

There are things that we don’t like to do and don’t want to do, yet we do it anyway.

Jesus did that because of love!

Matthew 26:36-39
The Prayer in the Garden
Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “ Sit here while I go and pray over there.” And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, “ My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”
He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “ O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”

King of glory was willing to wash His disciples’ feet.

Gethsemane means Oil Press.

This was a moment of sorrow for our Lord. He was going to go to the cross. He knew everything that is going to happen to Him. He knew He will become the Man of Sorrow.

He knew all that yet He was determined to go to the cross.

The cup was not referred to the human pain.

Luke 12:4
Jesus Teaches the Fear of God
“ And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

Jesus is the fearless Lion. He IS the Lion!

This cup was referred to the divine fury, anger and judgement that God will pour on Him

References of what the cup referred to –

Isaiah 51:17
God’s Fury Removed
Awake, awake!
Stand up, O Jerusalem,
You who have drunk at the hand of the Lord
The cup of His fury;
You have drunk the dregs of the cup of trembling,
And drained it out.

Revelation 16:19
Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.

When Jesus became sin on the cross, God will forsake Him on the cross.

Every sin is wicked and evil. Every sin has been taken on the cross for us!

Luke 22:44
And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

He was crushed at the cross. When His blood mingled with human sweat, we are redeemed from stress!

The blood of Jesus fell to the ground, He redeemed us !

Our Lord Jesus was determined to go to the cross for us. He was never afraid.

Because of us. He loves us.

Time and human history is marked by Jesus’ death. Before Christ and After Christ.

John 18:4
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, “ Whom are you seeking?”

John 18:5-8
They answered Him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
Jesus said to them, “ I am He.” And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them. Now when He said to them, “ I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.
Then He asked them again, “ Whom are you seeking?”
And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
Jesus answered, “ I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,”

When they came to arrest Jesus, Jesus stood forward.

The soldiers fell to the ground. Jesus asked them to let His disciples go and only arrest Jesus.

Jesus had the time to heal the soldier’s ear even when He was in the midst of getting “arrested” by them.

Matthew 26:51-52
And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
But Jesus said to him, “ Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.

Matthew 26:53
Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?

At any point in time Jesus could have just prayed and His Father will provide more than 12 legions of angels. He has all options. He is NOT helpless.

No one can touch or kill Jesus. It was not His time at that moment.

John 10:10
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

John 10:11
“ I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

John 10:15
As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.

John 10:18
No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

Matthew 26:67-68
Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands, saying, “Prophesy to us, Christ! Who is the one who struck You?”

The Lord never fought back.
Isaiah 50:6
I gave My back to those who struck Me,
And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.

When they were spitting at Him, He stood still and allowed them to spit at Him. He allowed the beating. He gave His back and His face. He never hid.

It is NOT because He can’t fight back.

Jesus was led as a lamb to the cross.
The Roman soldiers beat Him. When they hit Jesus, not only will the whip heat Him. All His skins were whipped out. He could see His own bones. It is literal.

Isaiah 52:14
Just as many were astonished at you,
So His visage was marred more than any man,
And His form more than the sons of men;

The Bible tells us Jesus is altogether lovely, fairest of 10 thousands.

His face is a face u look at and u want to look at Him forever. He loves and He understands.

My Lord and my God. His is a beautiful face. Fairest of 10 thousands, lilies of the valley.

But this same Jesus chose to be disfigured at the cross. He was so disfigured that He did not look like a man. He was an horror at the cross. (In the amplified bible)

Matthew 27:45-46
Jesus Dies on the Cross
Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

This darkness was for 3 hours. God turned His back on His Son!

God abandoned His Son NOT for selfish reason. He abandoned His Son so that we will not be forsaken and abandoned.

You and I will never ever be abandoned!

Amos 8:9-10
“And it shall come to pass in that day,” says the Lord God,
“That I will make the sun go down at noon,
And I will darken the earth in broad daylight;
I will turn your feasts into mourning,
And all your songs into lamentation;
I will bring sackcloth on every waist,
And baldness on every head;
I will make it like mourning for an only son,
And its end like a bitter day.

God’s Son died at the cross. That was the day of mourning for God. God mourned so that we will never mourn.

This is intense love! This is over the top!

You want to know Jesus and be loved.

Be loved by Jesus!
Experience it for ourselves. It is all in the bible!

Jesus drank every last drop of the cup of fiery so that we will never be in the judgement.

Our cup can then be overflows!

God want us to be healthy, happy, hopeful and He will never leave us nor forsake us!

Jesus drank the cup of God’s fiery.

It is not just enough to pay for our sin. Became poor so that we can be rich. Crown of thorns is a picture of curse. He came a curse so that we can be blessed. He forsook His glorious crown so that we can be blessed!

Jesus took time to fulfil every prophesy about Him in the old testament.

He said He thirst. He was given wine mixed with vinegar. He took the sour wine for us so that He can take our curse. He did every single prophesy and fulfilled for us.

Christ fulfilled 332 and more distinct prophesies in the old testament.

Truth must be backed by evidence.

Jesus IS the Son of God who loves us. Who gave His life for us.
He was anointed with oil of gladness. He is a happy person. Every where He went He was attractive and charismatic.

Jesus was not a Man of sorrow until He was at the cross.
Jesus is a happy Person. He was anointed with the oil of gladness. He was the happiest Man on earth.

He has joy to give. He left His joy behind for His disciples.

He shines like a Sun. In His presence is fullness of joy! He is fearless.

The day finally came. This Man of Joy became Man of Sorrow because He bore our grieve. This beautiful Jesus became a Man of Sorrow at the cross so that we know we can be freed from sorrow. He has borne our grieve. Look at Him! He deserves our admiration! We can believe in Him! God loves us!

Our God is a good God! The fearless One lives in us!

Jesus is enough

Christ is enough!

What Jesus has done is enough!

It takes little children to remind us Christ is enough!

It is that simple! Jesus is enough. You don’t need to be that smart, that rich, to know Jesus is enough!

If we are sick, Jesus, bore our sickness, by whose stripe we have been healed!

The message is simple but we are the one that makes it complexed.
He is the first and final word in our lives!

Romans 11:33-36
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
“For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has become His counselor?”
“Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?”
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Christ is the Source! Everything came from Him! (For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. )

God wants us to catch how easy to see Christ is enough! It is easy!

Esther requested for nothing but for אה. The Sacrifice who would redeem her! Jesus is enough!

She believed God that she will find favour in the sight of the king. Esther was favored because of אה.

When אה is in our situation, it is enough!

If we r believing God for favor, Jesus is enough!

There is no need to fight. Jesus is enough!

The king of the land named the Feast as Feast of Esther! Esther has so much favor! He gave holiday because of Esther.

When one say Jesus is enough, it does not mean that there is no problems.

Esther 3:8-10
Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws are different from all other people’s, and they do not keep the king’s laws. Therefore it is not fitting for the king to let them remain. If it pleases the king, let a decree be written that they be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who do the work, to bring it into the king’s treasuries.”
So the king took his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews.

A signet ring is to seal the decree.

Esther believed that Jesus is enough.
On the third day, the devil thought he had sealed our faith and killed our Saviour.
On the third day, Esther believed that Jesus is enough.

We are the righteousness of Christ!

Esther 5:1-8
Chapter 5
Esther’s Banquet
Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, across from the king’s house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance of the house. So it was, when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, that she found favor in his sight, and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther went near and touched the top of the scepter.
And the king said to her, “What do you wish, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given to you—up to half the kingdom!”
So Esther answered, “If it pleases the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him.”
Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, that he may do as Esther has said.” So the king and Haman went to the banquet that Esther had prepared.
At the banquet of wine the king said to Esther, “What is your petition? It shall be granted you. What is your request, up to half the kingdom? It shall be done!”
Then Esther answered and said, “My petition and request is this: If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, then let the king and Haman come to the banquet which I will prepare for them, and tomorrow I will do as the king has said.”

The favor of God was with Esther

When Jesus is in the situation, favor of God is there.

Esther 2:15-18
Now when the turn came for Esther the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his daughter, to go in to the king, she requested nothing but אה what Hegai the king’s eunuch, the custodian of the women, advised. And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all who saw her. So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. Then the king made a great feast, the Feast of Esther, for all his officials and servants; and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces and gave gifts according to the generosity of a king.

Esther 9:1-3
Chapter 9
The Jews Destroy Their Tormentors
Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month of Adar, on the thirteenth day, the time came for the king’s command and his decree to be executed. On the day that the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, the opposite occurred, in that the Jews themselves overpowered those who hated them. The Jews gathered together in their cities throughout all the provinces of King Ahasuerus to lay hands on those who sought their harm. And no one could withstand them, because fear of them fell upon all people. And all the officials of the provinces, the satraps, the governors, and all those doing the king’s work, helped the Jews, because the fear of Mordecai fell upon them.

When Jesus is in my situation, Jesus is enough!

Today the Lord wants us to know this, whatever we are going through, Jesus has the first and final word! He is more than enough! See Christ! Christ is enough!

Whatever you are going through, Christ is enough!

We don’t have to be worried angry or stress!

Come boldly to Jesus because Jesus is enough! Believe simply because Jesus is enough!
We just rest and looking unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith!

Jesus is enough.

Unspeakable Joy!

Unspeakable Joy!

We are saved by grace!

Kingdom of heaven parables

God loves us and want us to be free!
Matt – declares Jesus’ Kingship
Mark – Jesus as the Servant
Luke – emphasis Jesus as the Man
John – Jesus as God

Matt n Luke went all the way to Abraham and Adam respectively

Jesus though weary, He had the strength to love.

God has a special nation. He loves the whole world. In our working place, He will mark us to show how blessed we are!

Pearl when cut, its value is gone. The unity of the church.

The purpose of rapture is to give us new body! We will have new body like Jesus! No more death, no more sickness, always young! We will never grow old no more decay! It will be heaven on earth! Rapture will happen in a second. We will have brand new body and we will never feel bored ever again
Rapture is salvation of our bodies.
Is by grace through faith!

Matthew 13:1-3
Chapter 13
The Parable of the Sower
On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying:“ Behold, a sower went out to sow.

Jesus came but He was rejected by the people. We can’t choose where we are born, but Jesus could. Yet He chose to be born the littlest of all the towns, Bethlehem.

Jesus was preaching the Kingdom. Kingdom at hand!

The King was in the Israel’s midst.

Joseph was loved by his father. But he was rejected by his brothers. They were jealous of him and sold him.
This is a story of Jesus.
The bible is all about Jesus, God’s Son.

God provided the Lamb.

First mention of Love is a Father for His Son
2nd mention of Love is bride and bridegroom (the church)

God hears our prayers.

Love can heal us! God SO love me He sent His Son for us!

What Israel rejected became the bread of life to the gentiles world.

Creative life explode inside of us when we have Jesus in our lives!

Jesus will show His hands when He come back. But He will say don’t be grieved because God send Jesus for us.

We will never know how much we are loved until we know how much God loves His Son!

Heaven opened up to His Son in whom He is well pleased.

Matthew 13:1
Chapter 13
The Parable of the Sower
On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea.

On the same day (matt 12:14) – the day He was rejected.

Matthew 12:14
Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.

This is a demonstration of what He is doing today!!

The people can hear His voice from the boat. He is out of reach physically, but His preaching reach us!!

Matthew 12:6
Yet I say to you that in this place there is One greater than the temple.

Matthew 12:41
The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.

Matthew 12:42
The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.

Luke 19:41-44
Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “ If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

Matthew 12:9-15
Healing on the Sabbath
Now when He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue. And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—that they might accuse Him.
Then He said to them, “ What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” Then He said to the man, “ Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other. Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.
Behold, My Servant
But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.

Lay hold – divine power and strength.

Jesus healed the man and gave him back the means of his livelihood

Jesus is the REALITY, the Truth and the Life.

When they tried to arrest Jesus, Jesus asked them who do you seek. The soldiers said they were looking for Jesus. And when Jesus said I AM, the soldiers fell to the ground.

They hit Jesus. Jesus’ bones were exposed. They put a kingly robe on Him. They made a crown of thorns and crushed the thorns onto His forehead. They hit the crown of thorns onto His head. Jesus’ blood everywhere. His Kingly bearing was still there even when He was full of pain in His body.

John 19:14-15
Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!”
But they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!”
Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?”
The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar!”

Non- jewish have been conquering Israel since then.

Without the touch of God, our hearts are hardened. It is sin in the flesh.

They are loved by God yet they rejected the covering.

Matthew 2:1-3
Chapter 2
Wise Men from the East
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

King Herod was a pretended king. He was placed there by Romans. He was not even Jewish.

Jesus was born King! This Baby is King!

John 19:19-22
Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was:
JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.
Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews.” ’”
Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

Many of the Jews read this title. The LORD is in the Hebrew Yahweh
Hei Vav Hei Yud

It was their God coming for them and loving them!

Pilate wanted to release Jesus but he was arm-twisted.

Jews and Romans – Jews and Gentiles hand in hand laid Jesus on the cross

God took the wickedness of man and make it into a love symbol for us.

All our sins have been punished. Not because our sins escaped. We are forgiven because our sins are all paid in full!!

The bible is more advanced than we know.

Beautiful Pearls

Beautiful Pearls

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
1. Jews
2. Gentiles
3. Church

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!

Matthew 13:44-46
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.

Exodus 19:5
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.

Ephesians 3:5-10
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.

Proverbs 10:22
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!!

Ephesians 5:25-27
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.

Ephesians 5:28-33
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.

Wives-
Let the wives see that they respect the husbands.

Ephesians 5:33
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!

Revelation 21:21
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

Treasures and Pearls

Treasure and Pearls

God blesses where there is faith. Where He finds faith.

It is the Word of God that heals!

God is not a respecter of person. God is a respecter of faith. He blesses where there is faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God.

Every time we hear a testimony, remember the fine point of the testimony and go and tell the person who is in the similar trial.

Without faith it is impossible to please God.

In whom we also have an inheritance. I have an inheritance! Inheritance is something that comes to me not by our effort or a accomplishment. It is got nothing to do with me, but to do with the Giver!

Our blessings must affect us in the here and now! In the daily life!

Make sure whatever we give to someone, it is worth it.

Don’t share truth beyond their capabilities to receive. They see yet they don’t see. They hear yet they don’t understand.

God sees 3 categories – Jew, Gentile or Church

We are all gentile physically. But spiritually we are church! The Lord Jesus Christ is returning!

Kingdom was rejected. God is not finished with Israel.

Sea is a type of nation of the world.

Jesus shared 4 parables by the seaside.

There r still grace for Israel.

Matthew 13:44-46
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.

Treasures is not salvation. No one can buy salvation. Jesus is not the pearl of great price. He is talking about kingdom here. Jesus came to Israel, the earthly people. The pearl of great price is the people

Israel is God’s people. They have a covenant with God. They are beloved for the Father’s sake

Spend time with Jesus. Have bible teaching that warms your heart.

Jesus died for the field not just the pearls.

Jesus’ back was one huge stripe. Only bones could be seen. This is how much Jesus loves us!

Giving yourself – many a time it is listening.

Ephesians 5:25-27
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.

John 13:3-9
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?”
Jesus answered and said to him, “ What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.”
Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!”
Jesus answered him, “ If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”
Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!”

Jesus knew He had everything from the Father, He laid aside His garment and wash the disciples’ feet. He is secure.

Proud people are to be pitied. They feel very empty.

Jesus came, He touched the sick and the sick got what He got. He is a Hero!

The extend of your love is the extend of your anger.

When Jesus is angry, beauty comes out. When God is jealous, is because He knows if we idolise, we will be hurt.

Born again once and forever!!

John 13:10-11
Jesus said to him, “ He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “ You are not all clean.”

We are completely cleaned! It is by the blood!

This cleansing is health producing!
We are washing our feet!

Dust is devil’s food. Don’t allow dust to gather at our feet. Keep feeding on the Word and be cleansed!

Husband loves your wife just as Christ. Always set her apart from the world. It is the way u speak to her. When u talk to her, u tell her she is beautiful.

Every time u open the bible, u allow Jesus to speak to u! It is a daily washing!

God tells us we are ALREADY forgiven, now be like it. We ALREADY are, now work it out. It is easy to work out what we ALREADY are!

Results means God loves the people. It does not mean the preacher was right. Moses interpreted angry God. He spoilt the typology by hitting the rock twice. God asked Moses to hit the rock once. God hears and sees the people’s thirst.

God is angry with people making God as angry.

John 20:19
The Apostles Commissioned
Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “ Peace be with you.”

When we don’t lose our temper so much, we are more priestly. We always regret what we say out of anger.

Jesus never makes us feel old. The church is not one day through continuous process, but the church ALREADY without spot and wrinkle. Present tense already glorious and young!!

Jesus never sees old!

We will always be a child in His eyes.

Learn to play again and dream again!!

Jesus looks at us in the spirit. We are what we are in the spirit!

Fall in love by speaking good words to each other.

Jesus gives us whatever sap He has. Is a picture of affirmation.

Speak and wash with the words.

Repent and do the first works. Start doing what we did before in dating. Start complimenting her!

Fell out of love by speaking and pointing out bad things to each other. U r never too busy for each other.

Start reading the bible again. Learn to laugh again!

Listen without judging. Listen with grace.

The pearl is not the treasure and the treasure is not the pearl.

The field is the world. Jesus died for the whole world.

Romans 3:19-24
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
God’s Righteousness Through Faith
But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus

Jesus died for all but is only upon all those who believe. Salvation only comes to those who believe!

Jesus died for the entire world. The salvation is effective on those who believe!

Romans 9,10 and 11 (read)

Covenant of Health

Covenant of health

Grace grace!!! The problem will become a plane!

God cannot lie.

Distrust ourselves, trust God
Distrust our own thoughts, trust His thoughts!

God raise ministry for His perfect work!

Health if u receive the communion
Wealth if you give.

God can breathe into us and into areas we are in lack.

God’s word will not return to Him empty.

The love of God – I should heal!

Matthew 13:1-19
Chapter 12 talked about the ultimate rejection.

Jesus came preaching the Kingdom of heaven!

Man live not by physical food, but by word of God.

Jesus came to their nation as King.

Matthew 13:1
Chapter 13
The Parable of the Sower
On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea.

– House is the Israel. Sea is the non-jewish people.

Matthew 13:2
And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

God’s word is visual.
Your leaves are always green!
See yourself like a tree!

See God’s word, hear God’s word and it goes to our heart.

There is healing properties in God’s word!

Matthew 13:5-9
Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop:some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

A man can receive nothing unless is given by above.

Everything comes from above.

It is what and how you hear.

Matthew 13:13-14
Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says:
‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand,
And seeing you will see and not perceive;

God “confine” Himself to a covenant.

Matthew 13:15-16
For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them. ’
But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear;

Matthew 13:15
For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them. ’

See that! “So that I SHOULD heal them”

If our eyes see His word and understand His word, He should heal us!!

Matthew 13:17-19
for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
The Parable of the Sower Explained
“ Therefore hear the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it (refuse to understand, an attitude of no-heart to understand, rebellion) ,
then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.

Been grateful that we are in a place where God’s word is been preached.

Even if u don’t understand, keep on reading and God shows u more and more.

Value and esteem Christ’s word!!

Read and meditate a verse and let holy spirit teach us

Rightly divide the word. Law and Grace.

Only when u purposefully dont want to understand God’s word, God will not stop u from hearing.

See the word “then”

Matthew 13:19
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.

Devil can’t come and take away from us. Only if u purposely don’t want to understand, then….he can come and take away

Everyone can read and hear the word! But if u have deliberate and do not have the heart for understanding, THEN the devil can come and steal the word.

Devil cannot make us sick until we allow him to remove God’s word in our hearts.

As long as u want to understand, no on can snatch away!

Good ground!

Matthew 13:23
But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it (present active. Purposely choose to understand), who indeed bears fruit and produces:some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

Give me a hearing heart and seeing eyes. The speech please the Lord.

Psalms 110:4
The Lord has sworn
And will not relent,
“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”

Hebrews 5:10-12
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.
Spiritual Immaturity
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

Hebrews 7:21-25
(for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him:
“The Lord has sworn
And will not relent,
‘You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek’”),
by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant.
Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

God’ word is enough He don’t need to make an oath, but yet He did it for us!

Jesus’ priesthood of blessing us last forever.

Hebrews 7:4-10
Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils. And indeed those who are of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a commandment to receive tithes from the people according to the law, that is, from their brethren, though they have come from the loins of Abraham; but he whose genealogy is not derived from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. Now beyond all contradiction the lesser is blessed by the better. Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives 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.

The one u tithe to, proclaim His greatness!

Jesus is the King of making me well!

Hebrews 5:10-12
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.
Spiritual Immaturity
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

Melchizedek – He is the King of hearing heart!!
He brought wine and bread.

Abraham brought the tithe. God has covenant and we response to Him.

The Lord’s supper is practised in common place.
Tithing is not practised in common place.

Common place means in most places.

Melchizedek brought bread and wine it is brought!
But when man is involved, there is failure. Abraham brought tithe.

Eyes to see and ears to hear for those who tithe.

God is watching over ur finance if you are a tither.

Tithing is to declare how great our God is!!

Hebrews 7:8
Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.

Here- mortal men receive
There- Jesus receives (present active tense)

Tithe demonstrates Jesus is alive!! Presence of Jesus in our lives!

The communion is a witness He lives!!

Genesis 14:18-23
Abram and Melchizedek
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’—

Counterfeit is a proclamation that the true ministry exist.

Local church is Jesus’ idea, not man’s idea.

Hebrews 7:4
Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils.

The jewish had high regards to father Abraham. Abraham gave a tenth to Melchizedek.

Don’t get a truth and run. Get a truth and study! Give 100 folds attention.

Health God’s way – Word
Wealth God’s way – Word

The tithe is to proclaim how great our Jesus is!

When Jesus brings something, it is brought. But Abraham had to response with tithe, man is involved, then it is the “weak link”

Jesus presently in heaven is receiving actively tithes, He is still presently receiving.

Genesis 31:11-13
Then the Angel of God spoke to me in a dream, saying, ‘Jacob. ’ And I said, ‘Here I am. ’ And He said, ‘Lift your eyes now and see, all the rams which leap on the flocks are streaked, speckled, and gray- spotted; for I have seen all that Laban is doing to you. I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed the pillar and where you made a vow to Me. Now arise, get out of this land, and return to the land of your family. ’”

Where u make a vow to Me. – God did not forget!

Jesus’ priesthood is greater than Melchizedek’s priesthood.

The one who is tithed to is greater!!
God sees generation, not one person!!

Our tithing affects our prosperity!

Tithe to proclaim how great He is!

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