two puppies eat the crumbs that fall from the master's table and the lord says oh woman great is your

faith beat unto thee even as thou would she went home and found her daughter

completely freed delivered from that demon amen so it wasn't even the children's bread that

she received she asked for a crumb that falls and that crown was enough to drive the demon

out that crime is enough to drive the the disease out of your body

praise the lord hallelujah so this woman very quickly the holy spirit came on her

and gave her an intimacy with jesus and his heart you see for you to say that even the

crimes that drop you see his heart because she saw that he loved her and

loved the daughter so it wasn't rudeness that she saw in him she saw that jesus was making a way for her even though it

wasn't time for the gentiles to receive isn't a lot beautiful

amen but today all of us can receive all the more that now we are sons of god praise the lord amen we don't sit at the

bottom of the table we all sit at the master's table amen we all can plant

think up the children's bread the children's bread healing is yours it belongs to you

now notice that paul says though you have 10 000 instructors but don't have many fathers many of them

are a jewish background even in corinthians many of them they come from jewish background and they understand

the concept of rabbi disciple okay teacher student

but they don't understand the concept of father son and most of our problems our challenges

is actually in the area of that orphan spirit you know we have a father and yet we we

live in a consciousness that we are not cared for we're not watched over we're not loved a lot of people suffer from the orphan

spirit and that's why jesus came to reveal the name father but in demonstration in a way leaders

ought to be fathers over there uh you can call them disciples if you want but the holy

spirit has chosen the word because the word disciples does not even appear at all in all the spirit inspired episodes in

the new testament it ends in the book of acts because why in uh in acts 11 it

says that the holy spirit changed the word disciples to christians

right very clearly and the word there is hematit so and so is actually divinely called is the

word for oracle so god called disciples like the holy spirit is saying the holy spirit is saying from now on you are no

longer disciples i call you christians it's divinely called okay the same word himati so is

used when the angel gabriel warned joseph to take baby jesus and flee from

uh jerusalem because uh king herod was taking the boy's life to kill him so the word himati so divinely warned the same

word is used on simeon the the ancient man that he will not see death it was revealed to

him by the holy spirit that he will not see death until he sees the lord's christ

right the word uh reviewed by the holy spirit the word reveal is hematit it is always god revealing something so

this uh disciples didn't get around in entry and say hey guys i think uh it'd be nice for us to change our title all

right disciples seems like kind of old and all that and how about how about you know so they all throw up their words

and all that christian ah anointed ones amen christ is the the messiah we are

anointed ones amen amen anointed once that's what it means christians is from the word christ it

means anointed ones amen from the word prism anointing like the anointing within you is the word

prison so uh they say that i think a good idea to call ourselves christians no it's not men's idea

men did not call them christians and they didn't create that appellation for themselves they didn't say from now

we call we call ourselves the christians no it was a holy spirit to replace the name disciples into

christians but what has happened church is that today it seems like it's the other way around

that there are people who say you're a christian that's fine okay but you need to be a disciple if you are serious

about your christian life you need to be a disciple therefore putting discipleship as an advancement

in your life when actually to go into discipleship is regression all right now are we still students

because the word there in the greek is mates and mates is student

a pupil a learner all right and that's why the word disciple comes you know the idea of

disciple is the word is of disciple is disciples from the latin the old latin

and latin means a disciplined one but that's not the definition of the new testament all right it's an old latin

right but the word uh in the greek and in the hebrew for disciples limit for

disciples is from the ox goat the picture of the ox goat one of the 22 letters of the hebrew

alphabet the word lamat where you get limit means to teach the ox goat to teach like a shepherd's rod amen or ox

goat that's a picture there a man to teach so a disciple is a student

amen so for us to say we are christians all right but we need to become students not all christians are students

amen but this idea of discipleship as a a higher level than just being a

christian is to despise the fact that you are a christian and to put the title christian

as a lower kind of lower rank than a disciple or he's a christian but he's not a disciple no you can't be a christian not

be a disciple amen no you can be a disciple and not be a christian

remember the disciples they walk away john 6 6 6 6 6 6

right after jesus told them that none of them could come to him unless the father drew them that

is grace the holy spirit drew them to the father right to come to jesus amen

but they were offended at that why should they be offended when jesus says none of you could come to me on your own you were brought to me

by the father they shall rejoice amen but no why because i see that you're a teacher and i am i want to be

your student so being a disciple is not an advanced stage a man in fact those disciples the bible

says that they were his disciples from that time his disciples walked no

more with him it says his disciples walk no more with him then jesus turned to the 12th and

said will you also go away then peter says where can we go

you have the words of eternal life and we are assured that you are the christ the son of god amen so it's very

clear that when paul spoke to them about ten thousand instructors they were very familiar the fact that he was ten

thousand you know it's an expression i know you have ten thousand instructors you know it's almost like is it possible

for a person to have ten thousand instructors it's like uh hyperbole right to express that i know you're you are

all so into this i want to be a student i want to be a student and i have 10 000 instructors i learned from but you can

miss out on the sonship spirit so many times to

think that you are going to be because you're a christian you're going to be a disciple means you are going to

be a better christian you used to sacrifice your position as a son

because as a son you kind of get closer to the father amen do you continue to be a disciple

in the spirit of the disciple defined in the bible by the holy spirit you are always a disciple

amen but more than that you are a son who is a student all right and and and stop having this

idea that oh uh it's a higher level because you know what there were disciples jesus disciples they were not

saved amen judas wasn't saved so you can be a disciple and not be saved

but you cannot be a son of god and not be saved if you're a son of god how do you get to be a son of god you are born again you

are born a son amen and a son always wants to learn from the father but he does not learn

like a rabbi and a pupil amen not like a master and a disciple he learns in the spirit

of family he learns by observing the father he learns by being loved

he learns by seeing the father's heart amen and that's what uh we want to teach

amen so paul says i have exemplified that so in a way all leaders exemplify

god the father by fathering the ones that god has brought under our hair amen that's what we attempt to do in this

great academy unfortunately you know sometimes we got to use the term to help people understand it's an academy but

academy gives you an idea of academia amen but actually it's a family academy

amen his father and sons so you come to the father's presence amen be loved and

many times we learn by being loved you know so uh i do believe in discipleship but the way it's defined in

the scriptures amen but more than that as i have demonstrated uh in that week

when i shared about paul calling timothy time and time again my true son in the

faith my dearly beloved son amen he could have said

my disciple timothy never once in the spirit inspired letters to the church is

the word disciples ever use again [Music]

so the question is how do we grow in sonship now first we need to understand what is this

sonship that god is talking about if we really understand this we'll be so delighted because when paul when paul

got this revelation he wrote all about it right in the in the book of romans as well as also in galatians he would

expound it like this he says that you know talking to the jewish people because they understood this he says that when we were under the law we were

nephews we were infants so under the law they were infants

but then he says before faith came now when the word faith is used like like this it's always referring to

justification by faith and that was grace before grace came to jesus christ the law was given by a servant moses

grace is given by the son the law was given by moses but grace and truth came by jesus christ

so paul said when we were under law we were infants nephews in the greek but it says

after faith come we're no more infants we are now queers amen so the law was our guardian

until christ amen so now we are we are we are in christ we are now sons he says

that now all of you are sons through faith in jesus christ so you study the word sons is the word huios in in the

gree now huios is not a baby it's not a young boy it is not

someone who is in his infancy it is someone who is full grown with with rights

with titles amen it speaks of the dignity now the jewish people as a whole

right god saw them as babies they can't inherit all that god has for them they were under the law as long

you're under the law you are napos you are infants now all this you find in galatians 3 and galatians 4.

and then but he says this when after faith has come we are no more under the law

christ came that we might be sons of god through faith in jesus christ that we

may be what we are full-grown sons with the dignity of that relationship

amen so here we go we have the law under the law the jewish people the

nation of israel they were actually collectively as a infant in god's eyes

after grace came they're all brought into sonship now this has nothing to do with spiritual growth we all grow

spiritually right i'll touch on that in a while but here you're talking about your position

in god's eyes you're literally a son a full-grown son already now we all have to grow but this is not what uh paul is

talking about he's saying the position of a son a full-grown son you see in ancient rome as well as a

jewish culture they actually have a practice where they uh the jewish people they call it bar

mitzvah okay the the boy comes to 13 years old and uh they go through a ritual where they now don't

misunderstand it's not adopting some of your bible says adoption as sons actually the whole thing is has only one

word to say from who you are

to say is sonship from huyo's it's not adopted as son

because you adopt a child he's not your flesh and blood amen you brought you bring him to his

family but adoption is sonship actually it's better defined as sonship every time you find the word spirit of

adoption write some a new translation puts it as spirit of sunshine that's correct sunshine

okay spirit of huios okay are you with me so far

now so the romans have this uh a certain ritual whereby when the boy comes

as a teenager okay the father will sort of adopt him it is still his own flesh

and blood the jewish people they have this bar mitzvah so they adopt their own son

friends film and celebrate the occasion where the boy becomes a man

for them there's no uh teenage years the boy is no more a boy he's now a man

he spends his teenage years thinking that he has rights and privileges and the dignity of a man he's not a

full-grown man as far as the father is concerned and the ritual is celebrated all right so the lord is saying now

jewish people you're no more since christ came since grace came and you're born again you are no more a babe

a baby you are now full-grown sons amen now how do we grow in our sonship

by being aware that we are sons number one we grow in the consciousness of it

as i've shared also um the other sunday about the prodigal son you know his brother remember the older brother

now the older brother you know he said to the father i've kept your commandments all these years notice he

was law conscious you can't say that he didn't keep the father says no no you didn't keep your commandments the father

didn't deny that he says i've kept your commandment all these years i'm sure he didn't keep it perfectly the father knew

that all right but he's see what his faith is in i've kept your commandments

all these years right i've slaved for you literally the word they're slave for you i serve you i

slayed for you all these years you never gave me this that's a barrier

you know white statement to make about the father you never gave me even a kid

all right for me to celebrate not with the father with my friends

all right so he was angry he was bitter why because he was self-righteous

then the father most likely put his hand on his shoulder and said son you are always with me

and all that i have is yours okay now look this word here sun is the word technon

which is an affectionate word but it's used for a child amen sometimes used like a father would

say to a even a grown son child in an affectionate way but it still denotes that you're a child

he didn't use the word huios in fact early on the father said of the son

who lived riotously and you know sin against him and all that when he came back he found grace and what did the

father say of the the prodigal son my huios wow he came back who he was

amen but this older brother who was self-righteous the father called him

child but is he a child now if you look at all the earlier scriptures when the

bible says this older brother was in the field he heard music and dancing the account down there the word oldest

son is the older huyos he's actually a hueyos so i believe it's a picture of a

christian here not a picture of a sinner a christian who is self-righteous he is

truly a huions he's not an appearance under the law he's actually a huios

a full grown son but he never saw himself that way and because he went back to the law it's

a regression for you to be a son and you go back under the law i've kept your commandments all these years i have

slave for you his focus was on what on the father no on the father's love on the father's generous heart no

the prodigal son came home and saw the father's heart and when the father said you know bring

forth the best rope and put ring on his finger he never said anything after that never that means he learned to receive

but for the older brother because he was law conscious he was his performance oriented he became bitter look at the

result he became bitter envious jealous

unforgiveness i submit to you that if you receive envy jealousy bitterness resentment in the

body of christ most likely someone has become self-righteous someone has become you know and i bought

the burden and the heat of the day and you bless this person you know it's like god you don't you see

what i do amen so how do you grow in sonship so it's possible to be a son

in actuality but in spirit you've gone back to being a child

why because you went back to the law so can you see which one came first law or grace

the law came first right then grace came

amen so for us to say now we are saved by grace all that is good pastor prince

that's great right we are all saved by grace no one denies that but now that we are saved by grace we must learn the law

amen law is advancement we see grace now as kindergarten and lord the university

there's nothing to be further from the truth i just demonstrated to you amen what paul taught

in galatians that actually to go back to the law is to regress

amen so are you regressing or are you progressing so

christian growth all right is growth in

believing amen you you god begins to reveal to you more things to believe many many times

let me just tell you this it's not so much the things that you do is the things that you believe that affect what you do

because you believe the wrong thing all right your actions become wrong

amen like the book that i wrote to the power of right believing is based on what god said to me if you believe right

you will live right so we focus on the doing right but the

new testament the new testament focuses on believing right so the more how do you believe right you

must be taught right you must be taught you can call it discipleship you can

call it what it wants as long as your idea of discipleship is new covenant

but basically he's being a student a student of god's grace a student of the new covenant

in fact many times we are growing by unlearning we are unlearning what we learn from

religion we are unlearning what we learn from the world we are unlearning what we heard from our relatives and friends we are

unlearning a lot of things not being conformed to this world we are unlearning the ways of the world and

learning the ways of god amen that's what the grace academy is

all about amen so it is it is not the traditional way okay that there are more things to learn so there are more things

to do and and they are more no no we are actually discovering what christ has already made

us and we are discovering the resources available for us is

you know how do i say this you know let me just give you an illustration of this jesus the bible says in the night on the

night of the passover all right um the the last passover he had in the upper room he meant the last

supper if you would he actually washed the disciples feet if

you look at jesus earthly life i think that's the most humbling thing that anyone can do

right is to to do the part where a servant of the house would do normally a servant of the

house would take the water and the linen cloth and wash everyone's feet

so you know they're all tired it was in the evening time and they were all dusting their feet and

you know they began to look at one another no i did it the last time you it's your turn your turn you know and uh and thomas says i doubt

it's my turn and judah says no one can pay me enough

to wash when jesus the bible says jesus wash their feet does the bible say that no he

doesn't say that it says that jesus knowing that the father had given all things

into his hands he knew knowing he came from god the father

knowing that he's going to god rosa from supper

laid aside his garments took the towel and the water and washed the disciples

so notice that what he did came out of what he was conscious

of what the lord performed came out of

knowing what he he has and who he is

so our christian growth is actually to re discover everything that god has done

for us amen and that doesn't mean that no we don't do it things anymore but when we do

things it will be the right thing you can do a lot of correct things but not the right thing not the the god thing

you can do a good thing but not the god thing god can tell you okay go go clean the table right but you're cleaning the

floor you're cleaning the toilet and all that at the end say god are you happy with me god told you to do the god thing

you know so what we are discovering are things that that god has unveiled to us amen and is

revealing to us and who is the one that teaches us the holy spirit like you think about it

the you might be thinking well you know um i i can discover more things to do more things at the end there'll be the result

will be your performance the result will be that you will execute some action yes but

your eyes is not on it okay when you learn the the ways of grace you'll find that the holy spirit

actually helps you to unlearn for example what is the spirit of the world the bible says we have received not the

spirit of the world but the spirit which is of god all right we have not received what the

spirit of the world so what is the spirit of the world but instead we have received what the spirit of god

that we might know the things that are freely given to us of god

so contrast that the spirit of god we have received the spirit of god that we might what know

the things what freely given to us of

god so the holy spirit shows you one things that are freely given contrast that with spirit of the

world the spirit of the world says what there's no such thing as a free lunch

all right you got to pay for it everything you do you got to pay for it and then you got to earn it you got to merit it you got to qualify for it you

got to learn enough amen to come to a level of graduation and then you know yeah we still learn but the way we learn

is different from the way they learn we learn from the holy spirit and many times it is a removal

and unlearning and then an addition amen but for the world right the result

of that kind of learning produces pride many of times arrogance but the more we learn from the holy spirit it produces

humility i'll tell you this you know that you're growing in the lord how do i know i've grown the lord you know you're growing in the lord

okay when you realize that you've got so much more to learn

when i got so much more to learn you know when when people are saying i know i know i know you tell them

something you know you meet people like this no don't look at your wife don't get in trouble amen but you know

people you hear them saying something you tell them something i know i know i know i know i know i know you know

okay compared to the woman at the well two chapters side by side right john 3 john 4 the woman the well john 4

nicodemus john 3 right nicodemus said we know you're a

teacher come from god the woman knew nothing so the lord revealed to her who he was

amen so she called him what you being a jew that's sir and then finally i perceive

you're a prophet finally when the messiah comes jesus says i am he all the way to messiah

right but but nicodemus came saying i know we know you're a teacher come from god

amen and jesus is all that you are all that you are you might be born again he never said that to the woman who had

five husbands who was living currently in adultery he never says he must be born again does she need to be born

again yes but you see how jesus handled people differently if you've got pride he will remove your self righteousness he'll

remove your pride amen but if you come to him humble amen he will just pour and talk


now of all the terms and all the names of god in the bible and we know there

are many in the old testament right of god in the hebrew the hebrew names of god like yahweh we

have yahweh denotes the covenant keeping god the one who is the same yesterday

today and forever who was who is and who is to come that's yahweh then we have el

shaddai el shaddai is the god who is all sufficient from the idea of all

supplying all supplying and we also have el elyon when

abraham met melchizedek the blessing was all in the name of el elyon

the god most high and because the emphasis there is that they got most high because at that time

they they they had different ideas of gods and all that and melchizedek wanted them to know i represent god most high

and it's god most high who is blessing you abraham possessor he's the possessor of heaven

and earth and now he's blessing you blessed be abraham of the most high god

so all these are terms that uh that show us the different aspects and attributes of the same god

okay but in the new testament jesus said i came to reveal the name and he said in

john 17 i have manifested your name to the man whom you have given me out of

the world they were yours you gave them to me and they have kept your word

now what name do you think that jesus manifested to the disciples they are familiar with yahweh they are

familiar with adonai they are familiar with el shaddai because these are the names of god in the old testament but

father is the name that jesus came to reveal and jesus always addressed god as father

only at the cross he addressed him as god to demonstrate the

the divine exchange at the cross now notice i have manifested your name you drop down all the way to the last

verse in his high priestly prayer he says to the father and i have declared to them your name

and what he declared to them all the time it is father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom your heavenly

father fits the birds of the air are you not much more of value

your father knows the number of hair on your head your father your father so the name that

he revealed to them was father and i've declared to them your name and will declare it that the love with which

you love me may be in them and i in them so notice he didn't say i came to

declare the name el shaddai i came to declare the name adonai because this jewish people they are

familiar with that name but there's one name that jesus came to declare and you know church sometimes is the

very name that we don't emphasize you know we feel like we have made an advancement by knowing all the names of

god and that's fine i do teach on the names of god as well but remember this the name that god wants to be known by

by all of us is father why here it tells us

when he declares the father's name to the disciples the love with which you love me

father the love that you love me may be in them so the more jesus says your father

feeds them your father knows your needs before you ask your

father the love by which the father loved jesus will be in them

isn't that amazing maybe we are seeing a lack of love or the consciousness of love because even

love between men we are to love one another as christ love us maybe we are not conscious of the father's love for

us oh the lord's love for us and that's why we don't love we don't forgive readily it's only when we are we are

loved we loved amen we love because he first loved us so jesus said that

actually his constant declaration of the name of the father established them in

the love of god so perhaps today if we start preaching more on the father

okay and the father like i said the greater will always encapsulates all the other names as well he is el shaddai

like if my father is the district judge amen or he is a famous chef amen

to the world he is a famous chef for me his father but he's

also a famous chef amen and uh a child can be proud of his father doing

all these things but that's not who he is to the child he is not the chef to the child he is abba

daddy father and obviously the lord thought that revealing this name is so important

because it will cause the love of god that's in jesus to be transferred to them

amen and not only that jesus says there's protection in knowing the name father if you look

in the same prayer in john 17 he says now i'm no longer in the world you know

it's so much like the lord to call those things that are not as though they were jesus is a man of faith

amen we need to learn you know his feet was planted on earth and he was praying this prayer right in the upper room he

says now i'm no longer in the world but he was there he was still there but as far as he's concerned in fact you'll find him saying

to the father i have finished your work but he's not yet finished he has not gone to the cross but you see the

language of god is like it's as good as done so his prayer is a prayer of faith it

says now i'm no longer in the world but these are in the world and i come to you holy father

keep or protect through your name what name is it father those whom you

have given me that they may be one as we are now while i was with them in the world

he said i kept them i protected them in your name what name is that father

those whom you have given me i have kept and none of them is lost except the son of petition which we know is judas that

the scripture might be fulfilled so he kept his disciples how he protected his disciples he

preserved his disciples how in the father's name every time you you you declare the father's love the

father's name or you use the f instead of just saying el should die that's fine i'm not saying you don't use the name

and all that i'm just saying we need to emphasize so much more the name of father and that establishes if his father

what does that make us sons sons now if he is a teacher what does

that make us disciples students amen if he is a master what does that make us servants

amen now we can become servants of course you know when we serve god in fact i like

the term that paul used he's a born servant that what they actually is a love slave you know it's like a once uh

you know wendy and i have this uh thing going in our family uh when it's your birthday amen

everyone is your love slave for the entire week amen you understand the term it is done out of love in other

words i get to choose what programs to watch for the family to watch i get to choose what to eat hey man everything

revolves around me so that goes for every member of my family for their birthday week we don't celebrate a

birthday we celebrate birth week amen so love slave means because you're

a son amen you choose to be a loved slave that means i want to serve god that is a

personal choice amen that's what paul did but what you are is a son

god has made us all sons so if god is father that makes us sons and there's protection god says there's protection

and i think that we need to teach our people more and more about father who he is the father in fact the book of

revelation talk about the end times when all these you know the mark of the beast and all the kind of things the angel

says do not harm the earth the sea or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our god on their foreheads

in other words what harm is coming to the earth the sea and the trees all right don't hum all this until we

have sealed the servants of our god on their foreheads so what's the seal the seal is

a protection and where is it on the four heads what is there on the forehead same book revelation tells us later on

then i looked and behold a lamb standing on mount zion and with him 144 thousand

having his father's name written on their foreheads

the father's name written on their four heads so the the mark of the beast you know is

taken during that time is taken you know where on the forehead and on the arm

glorifying man's intelligence

boasting in men's intelligence that's a forehead man's arm his effort

notice that for this uh people of god these servants have got 144 000 12 000 from the twelve tribes amen twelve

thousand notice that for these servants nothing on their hand

they don't both in their works everything is on the forehead what is their mentality and

what is what is on their forehead the father's name so notice that do not hurt until we have

silk there are four heads and what's the seal what's the seal that protects them when

when hurt comes when when evil comes when darkness comes when disease comes

when plague comes and sees the name on the forehead it cannot hurt them

so that means a father mentality and when we come to god it's easy for us to lose that sonship just like the the

older brother in the prodigal son story amen he was the son he was a chios but

he lost that sense why he was busy glorifying his his works i have kept your commandments i have slaved for you

all these years you never gave me his perspective of his father is not that of a father and a son it is

that of a master and a servant i have performed now you must give me my wages you are supposed to and i get

disappointed when you don't you see and the father says actually all i have

is yours but he cannot inherit why now i'm going to share with you a secret i'm going to

give you this verse right now from jeremiah god asked this question of the people of god but i said

how can i put you among the children and give you a pleasant land a beautiful heritage

of the hosts of nations because this now i want to put you in a pleasant land in a beautiful heritage

compared to all the hosts of nations yours is a beautiful heritage now how can i put you there and then god says go answer his own

question and i said you shall call me my father and not turn away from me

wow one day i was reading this verse and it's from the old testament jeremiah prophesied jeremiah prophesied by a new

covenant as well all right about our day and age amen the new covenant and he also prophesy this god is asking how can

i put you how can i cause you to inherit your inheritance back then the inheritance the pleasant land the land of flowing of

milk and honey how can i make you enjoy this beautiful heritage you shall call me my father and not turn

away from me so in other words son shape you say sonship has the idea of inheritance so

the more we establish sonship the more the people are able to receive they find it easy to receive because you cannot

receive even though you're a son you can't receive in the spirit of slavery in a spirit of slavish fear and that's

why in romans 8 it says you have not received the spirit of a bondage again to fear slavish fear but you have

received the spirit of sonship but we should require our father amen

so the more you say father how do you feel you feel that you're a

son amen and when you're conscious your son you inherit effortlessly

hallelujah now perhaps you're saying but you know pastor prince uh i when i say the name

father it doesn't mean much to me in fact for some of you may say the name father frightens me

because i grew up in a family where my father was a hard task master he was a dis a street disciplinarian and i never

felt his love and he never expressed his love to me or perhaps even worse you know as a child you were molested you

were abused in a home where you you would expect the warm embrace of a father's love you

will abuse physically all right where you expect unconditional love you were told to perform

perhaps you come from that kind of background and today you find it hard to uh receive the father's love and that's

why the father's love is also healing amen when jesus revealed the name father

he's gonna tell us i'm gonna teach you all over again how to be a son how to be a daughter amen by you being conscious

of father he's going to redefine father for you but he starts by you acknowledging

father i'm going to read you some statistics right now now the source of this statistics is

actually from national center for fathering fathering in america poll

right now according to 72.2 of the u.s population

now think of that 72.2 of the us population fatherlessness is

the most significant family or social problem facing america

it's more than 50 and the poll tells us fatherlessness is the most significant family or social

problem facing america now also 85 percent of youths

in prison come from fatherless homes 85

of youths in prison come from fatherless homes ninety percent of all homeless and runaway children

are from fatherless homes sixty percent of youth shoe sites

are from fatherless homes no wonder jesus said

i have revealed to them the name father amen we are suffering from an orphan spirit

so we feel like we grew up where we don't feel the father's presence the father's love no one told us about god

the father who loves us and we feel like we gotta take care of ourselves because the home that we

expect unconditional love warmth and our provision and all that

we instead we came home and we got frightened more frightened so we start going out

into places looking for love in all the wrong places only to find ourselves being abused even more so friend

when we are born again god comes and says i am your father i am your true father and even though

you experience your earthly father in that way sometimes it's because he himself

has not received the father's love and you find that even in the book of the old testament the old testament

actually ends with the word curse the new testament ends with the word

grace grace of our lord jesus christ be with you all why the curse in the book of malachi the

last book of the old testament it tells us this god says lest i come and smite the earth with a

curse notice the word lest i come so what brings the curse

fatherless generation god says behold i will send you elijah the prophet before the coming of the

great and dreadful day of the lord and he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children

notice that whose hearts first the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers

lest i come and strike the earth with a curse this is the very last word of the

old testament so god is saying if there's no father the curse will come amen and i'm just

glad that the very first chapter of the bible tells us

the book of the generations amen of jesus christ hallelujah and he is the

one that introduced to us the father but there was a barrier between man and the father and because of that barrier

man could not come to god and god wants to reveal himself as father okay but man

man was sort of you know men naturally there is a fear of god that is not the fear of the lord the bible talks about

okay it's called the spirit of bondage again to fear in romans 8. the bible says you have not received the spirit of

bondage again to fear why is the word again there he's talking to the jewish people who were under the covenant of

old covenant law and they had a spirit of fearing god that is not the true fear of the lord a true fear of the law is born

out of a revelation of your being forgiven remember this david said to the lord

if thy lord should mark iniquities who can stand but there is forgiveness

with you that you may be feared it's a fear of the lord that's borne out of a realization that god loves you

and he has given you his son and his son went to the cross because of you

who are you that the son of god the king of kings should die and bleed for amen and and you realize that

that gives you a revelation of his love so david understood that the fear of the lord comes out of that the truth of the

lord but this fear of the lord that they had uh in the old testament is a fear true fear like you fear

snakes or you fear you know in my case some lizards and all that okay so uh that fear

they transfer that to fearing god in other words they want they won't want something come to god unless there's a

go between you you go to god for me that's what they said to moses when god

spoke from mount sinai you hear god for us you go to god for us all right we want to have a direct in you know

relationship with god but where does a child in tears belong in the father's arms

amen god wants you to really come close sometimes words are unnecessary

when you come close to the father he just embraces you who has become redundant you know in a

family relationship you don't have to talk so much you look at one another and many times you know that's when your father looks at you

now the father says to you before you were born

i form you in the womb and he has a calling and a purpose in your life

you are not an accident you are not a mistake

the way it was done may be a mistake but it was god's plan the moment the the

seed is formed god destined for you to be there and for every one of you god has a

purpose and he was a father to you long before you were born he's a father to you

but we were not born again so the natural reaction of the flesh is always true

to think hard thoughts of god god cannot be that good god is out to get me

all right it is it is further uh confirmed by religious uh figures that

always portray a somber face and a holier than doubt attitude or you know

you are so dirty always dirty you know some of the movies i watch sometimes i get angry the way they portray uh

christians you know and it's always the preacher you know a lady who is self-righteous about another lady who

has a a baby out of wedlock and all that and this lady is a christian lady and she's hey

why don't you show people who are joyful people who are gracious the way jesus is amen

so that's how the father is jesus says if you want to see the father see me

he that has seen me has seen the father so one way to find out more and more about the father is for you to go to the

gospels and see jesus heart if you don't know what the father will do for you see what jesus has done for

example the question will my father heal me is it the father's will to heal me look

at jesus did he ever deny anyone of their healing did anyone that come to him live

unwell leave sick still no all that he didn't say everyone in

israel was healed but not everyone came to him but my bible says everyone that came to him were healed

as many as touched the hem of his garment would heal as many that came to him so in other words jesus never denied healing to

anyone so is this the father's will yes because whatever jesus did is to unveil the

father all right and jesus told uh one of his disciples philip and says that

he that has sinned me has seen the father and how how how sayeth thou shall show me the father

you know i've been i've been so long time with you he said that in the upper room imagine that three and a half years that's why i say it's important to

understand familiarity is different from intimacy you can be familiar with someone but not intimate

with him someone may just pass by jesus and by the holy spirit they have intimacy with jesus amen i want intimacy

how about you praise the lord so church it is important that we maintain

this sense of sonship we maintain our our perspective of god as father when

you pray do you pray from closeness already you know you're close by the

blood of jesus you are a son of god do you pray like when i talk to my uh my father my mother okay if you know you

have a healthy relationship and my son talks to me okay he doesn't use special special words right like oh

you are pastor of new creation church i come up to df and he doesn't get formal

with me right he come to me say abba i've taught him to say abba because i

figured when he was a baby i told wendy i i i'll be addressed as abba from now

on because i know that one day he'll read the bible okay when he reads the bible you'll come across

uh the spirit of god's son has been given to us that we might cry abba amen so it will mean a lot to him okay

provided i'm a good father right it will mean a lot to him so he comes and says abba

amen so if if he has a nightmare if something is is

frightening him just one word of prayer but it's still a prayer

father amen to all of us abba he'll call for me and i'll be there

okay i don't care monsters inc or whatever that door will be broken down

i will run into that place and and destroy every monster i see amen

to save my child from that fear amen oh what prayer was it that caused all the

all my energies and all my gifts and all my strength to be at his disposal just one prayer father

be good for us to exercise this all right to sit down and just be conscious father

something god would do that with me sometimes uh i'll pray real fast and i even forgot why just pray

don't do that all right if anything about the lord is more important in prayer prayer is this what is prayer

actually right it's not always giving your request to god prayer is just being before god spending time in his presence

and then which is more important you talking to god or god talking to you

you see you talk to god all right you talk to people when you talk nothing happens right

when god talks to you always remember this things happen amen so wait before god and just say

father father and out of that prayer you sense that love that family that fem

family familial consciousness you pray as a son you don't pray the

spirit of slavery amen you enjoy his presence i'm telling you prayer becomes exciting

prayer becomes exciting amen amen and can i just say also something about about prayer it'd be

good for you to have a like a notebook near you when you pray because many times i find that when you're talking to

god god begin to show you things like uh something practical things don't forget to uh get this thing done or wash this

thing clean this thing this thing being left quite not clean for some time but you think

how can this kind of distracting thoughts come to me all right are you supposed to uh uh do something for

justin or do something with jessica my daughter you know i feel like i'm i'm getting distracted all right but now i

realize that god loves me and he wants to prosper me amen i'm the

lord that i got who teaches you to profit so i learned that these are not always distracting thoughts sometimes

it's a reminder of things i forget so how do i deal with it i just write it down and you'll be

surprised how many times god speaks to you more than you realize and you because it's not spiritual you

think it's not god but many times it's god okay and that's just free for all of you okay if you want to receive that but

spend time being conscious of him his presence amen don't always rush with your requests

amen and then it's a different thing when you pray like a slave god please lord i have worked with for you all

these years i played the piano you know and now of all the things no i have a practice lord but you know i need to

play the piano for your glory i need no i'm doing it for you lord you know if you pray that prayer will god hear it

now can i say something that might sound really uh you know harsh for some people

you find those prayers are not answered why because it's not based on truth

if god answers those prayers you'll continue praying the kind of prayer you're only teaching the people that can't pray just be desperate enough and

go on no no friend you know the holy spirit is called the spirit of truth

he cannot confirm a lie if you come from a consciousness of a lie when you're a son you act like a

servant it's a lie the holy spirit cannot confirm a lie here's the spirit of truth he bears

witness with the truth so when you when you are in truth i come as a son

and i pray father i thank you that healing is a children's bread

and jesus by his stripes has provided healing for me is that truth now you are on

the lines that god can answer like the radio waves okay it's better it's fm

[Music] or am right your frequency let's say you're on the wrong frequency

do you receive no now does that mean that you're saying i don't know what happened to the

broadcast station they're not broadcasting anymore they're not supplying anymore they're not no they are supplying all the time

it is our receiving end amen but we have the answer today amen god says how can i cause you to receive

your beautiful heritage because this i know i said god said you will call me

father that's how god establishes so the more conscious you are that you you know god

is your father amen and think about it think about this the father loved you so much

that he gave you his son friend god does not have to give his son

god chose to give you his son what motivated god to give you his son now before that let me establish

something you need to know that the father loves the son the father loves the son

with all his heart amen when jesus came out of the river jordan the father opened the heavens to him and says you are my beloved son

in you i am well pleased and yet he gave up his son for you what does that tell you

he loves you he gave up the son that he loves you'll never know how much you are loved until you know how much god loves his son

because he gave up his son for you wow gave up his son for you the bible said

he desperate not his own son how will he not also freely

give us all things if we think that god will withhold healing from us for example healing

because healing is is uh maybe you know god price healing and not everyone can have healing

okay that means we are saying that healing is more important to god more precious to god than his son because

he's willing to give us his son but he's not willing to give us healing no

church he gave us the best amen when he gave us his son he gave us the best if he spared not his own son

but gave him up for us all how will he not meditate on that quran

make this verse your meditation how shall he not oh

think about that even the phrase how shall he not how shall he not amen with him

also freely wow that word freely let us sing into your heart how will he

not with him also freely give us all things if he gave you his son which he

did how will he not freely give you all things

perhaps we are not receiving because we are trying to earn what is freely given

we are trying to pay what jesus paid and god will not allow it there's only one savior again it's a lie we are acting

out a lie amen but we just come in line with with god's word and say lord i thank you for

the gift of your son perhaps right now uh some of you you never pray that prayer to receive jesus christ god's

greatest gift and this is your opportunity so want to pray this prayer with me right now wherever you are

say heavenly father i thank you for the gift of your son jesus christ

i thank you that christ died on the cross for all my sins he bought my judgment

he died in my place and you raised him from the dead thank you father that jesus christ is my

lord and my savior i am now your son

you are my father thank you father i know you'll watch over me

care for me supply me from this day forth teach me to grow

in my sonship in jesus name and all the people said

amen i also want to pray for all those of you as i was sharing the word you feel like

yes master i i i think i have that orphan spirit i feel like you know even though at my

age i feel like you know i'm i'm all alone out there no one sees the emptiness on the inside

or perhaps you're saying pastor you mentioned just now about someone who was physically abused as a child that was me

and and no one seems to believe me when i share it but i've been hurt i've been afraid of the the word father

but i want all this out of my life if that is you want to pray for you right now amen i want to pray for a fresh

revelation of jesus and of his father to explode in your life right now in jesus

name father i thank you for your love lord for each and every person under the sound of my voice

you know their history you know their specific needs you know lord the bondage that have they are

deeply entrenched in lord for years because of wrong believing

and because of of people that have hurt them and today some of them are hurting people because hurt people hurt people

i pray father in jesus name that that bondage stops right now in the name of the lord jesus and in the name of the

lord jesus christ free them lord i pray from this orphan spirit

hallelujah i feel the anointing and right now in jesus name

just receive the father's love only to say this under your breath

i am my father's child i am my father's child

i am loved by my father he watches over me

he cares for me i am not alone he watches over me

i'm under his care and his love in jesus name

amen now those words are from the spirit simple words i feel the lost time saying that

for you to do this throughout this week draw the coming days keep on saying simple words like what the holy spirit

gave just now i'm my father's child i'm under his care

i'm under his supply i'm under his love will you do that just say that i'm my father's child

i'm under his chair i'm watched over i am protected by my father amen

feel and close and embrace in the father's love everywhere you go be

conscious of that and see if your situation don't turn around see if that

need is not met see if that body is not healed see that darkness flee away from

your mind and depression just clears because in the father's love you find

fulfillment and the true meaning in your life in jesus name

amen [Music] [Applause] praise the lord church can i invite you

to stand we are going to close with a song followed by a prayer blessing


[Applause] my fears

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[Applause] is

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let's have your hands in this place thank you jesus

the love of god the father the grace of our lord jesus christ

and the seek communion of the holy spirit be with you now

and forevermore all this we pray in jesus name

amen praise the lord god bless you [Applause]


so [Music]

like a light in the darkness who can hide from your presence


take this life that is broken oh

Joseph Prince — You Are Forgiven

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Joseph Prince — You Are Forgiven.mp3


    There's one man who died who saw no corruption. And Paul says, "This Jesus whom God raised up saw no corruption. Therefore, let it be known to you, brethren, that through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins". Notice it starts with "therefore". That means what? Because Jesus was raised from the dead, "Therefore let it be known to you that through Jesus this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins". Notice unconditional proclamation, free proclamation. There are no provisos in it except to believe. But there's nothing for us except to believe, all right?

    Through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins and by him, by Jesus, everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you cannot be justified by the law of Moses or by the Ten Commandments. You are justified. You know how justified you are? You are as justified as Jesus is when he rose from the dead. The standing and justification of the risen Christ is as sure as your standing and justification in him. Can anyone condemn the holy risen Jesus? None, neither can anyone condemn you. That's why the Bible says, "Who is he who condemns"? It is Christ who died. Yea, rather that is risen again who is even at the right hand of God who makes intercession for us, hallelujah.

    Friend, if the bird is to be let go, the sinner, the leper must be pronounced clean. Jesus cannot be let go out of the prison of death until God pronounces us clean, righteous, amen? So, his resurrection is a divine confirmation. There are people that Jesus healed, lepers that Jesus healed in the gospels. There's one time he walked into a village near Galilee and Samaria, and there were ten lepers who stood afar off, the Bible tells us. They did not come near, of course. And they cried to Jesus, "Jesus, master have mercy on us". And Jesus says, "Go show yourselves to the priest".

    Now, wait a minute, they're not cleansed yet, right? You're supposed to go to the priest in the day of your cleansing. But Jesus told them, while they were still in their state, "Go show yourself to the priest". And the Bible says, I love this sentence in the Bible, "As they went, they were cleansed". The moment you take one step of faith towards God, God meets you, amen? So, God says to you, "I know you're still not perfect. I know that when you look at yourself you still see the leprosy and all that, but as you go to the priest, don't forget, you only go to the priest after you are cleansed". But then as they were going, ten of them, as they were going, they were cleansed. One of them came back to Jesus, only one out of nine and gave glory to God. He knew who the real priest was.

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