These are notes on the sermon, Healed And Whole By His Resurrection Life, preached by Pastor Joseph Prince on Sunday, 17 April 2022, at The Star Performing Arts Centre, Singapore. We hope these sermon notes will be an encouragement to you!

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Overview

  1. Introduction: God gave His only Son to save us from sin and death
  2. The Lord Jesus is with you wherever you go—His power is not limited by time or space
  3. Your heavenly Father wants to heal you and your loved ones
  4. Let God’s perfect love cast out every fear in your heart
  5. Live in the present and experience God’s daily supply of grace for every need
  6. Jesus has defeated death and put away all judgment for your sins at the cross
  7. Believe in the truth of Jesus’ perfect work and walk in His resurrection power
  8. Salvation Prayer
  9. Closing Prayer
  10. OWN THE WORD (life application)

Introduction: God gave His only Son to save us from sin and death

Pastor Prince opens the service by leading the congregation in a time of worship.

Today, we celebrate Resurrection Day! Resurrection is the greatest power.

Once, death was the greatest power. In the beginning, man made a choice to sin and had to suffer the consequence, which was death. Adam’s sin allowed death to be the greatest power on earth.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
—Romans 6:23 NKJV

However, God never wanted death to reign over His children. That is why God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins and suffer the consequence of death on our behalf. At the cross, Jesus defeated death once and for all.

Down through the corridors of time, death came marching for man. But finally, there came a Man, Jesus Christ, marching after death to destroy it. That’s why we celebrate Resurrection Day.

Jesus’ resurrection transcends death! It is now the greatest power in the whole universe.

The Lord Jesus is with you wherever you go—His power is not limited by time or space

Resurrection power has this quality: it transcends time and space. It does not come and go like a physical presence.

Today, Jesus in His resurrected form is no longer confined by the natural laws of time and space. He is with us in our hearts. It is just a matter of us having eyes to see Him or not. When we behold Him with our spiritual eyes, He appears.

Some of us may be envious of the people who were able to touch and see Jesus in the flesh when He was a man walking on earth. But they had to physically travel to see Him and ask for miracles because He was limited by time and space.

But today, He is right where you are! And He comes not to spectate but to impart, to supply, to provide, to heal, to deliver. This is the nature of love, and His heart is full of love for you. Allow Him to give to you whatever He has in His heart for you.

Beloved, God’s heart is to bless you with every good thing, so be in the posture to receive.

Your heavenly Father wants to heal you and your loved ones

Jesus came to refresh, restore, and heal. Pastor Prince leads the church in a moment of worship and prays for healing over everyone listening. As Jesus is no longer bound by time or space, we can receive healing and restoration no matter when or where we are tuning in. Furthermore, we can ask for healing for those who are not with us physically.

Pastor Prince shares a testimony of a sister in Christ being completely healed of cancer of the brain after two years.

During the sermon, Pastor Prince calls out from the congregation testimonies of healing that happened during worship. Some of these testimonies include precious brothers and sisters in Christ who were completely delivered from back, leg, stomach and neck pains.

We do not have to wait for a pastor to pray for healing for us or our loved ones. At any time, Jesus can give you a healing touch. Believe it. Be conscious that whenever you spend time with Jesus, you’re spending time with the Healer.

Notice that when Jesus resurrected Jairus’ daughter and the son of the widow of Nain, He always returned the children to their parents even though He had a claim on their lives. It is up to us as parents to return our children to Jesus, to consecrate and commit our children to Him.

Jesus never puts a price on healing. When Jesus heals, He does it freely.

We are coming to a God with perfect love and absolute goodness.

By man came death. So God sent His Son as a man, and from this Man came the resurrection from the dead.

Let God’s perfect love cast out every fear in your heart

In an increasingly dangerous world with strife and wars, we can take heart in knowing that what is happening in today’s world is what the Bible says will happen before Jesus returns to earth. Until then, Jesus is our refuge and we can come to Him anytime.

Come to Him with your fears, whether it is fear of the future, fear for your children, fear over symptoms in your body, fear of not having enough, fear of growing old, or fear of death.

This Resurrection service is to commemorate that Jesus rose from the dead, transcending every limitation known to man—especially death. He conquered death. Resurrection is greater than death, and so it is greater than the things that are lesser than death like depression, disease, and all kinds of fears that torment man.

We can trust Jesus and make Him our refuge by simply telling Him, “You are my refuge. You are my hiding place.”

As we continue to behold His love for us through worship, the Lord will remove the fears in our lives.

“You are my hiding place
You always fill my heart
With songs of deliverance
Whenever I am afraid
I will trust in You
I will trust in You
Let the weak say
I am strong
In the strength of the Lord”
—Selah

Pastor Prince leads the church into a time of worship again.

Receive peace from the Lord. He is imparting it to you.

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
—John 14:27 NKJV

You receive His peace by choosing to “let not your heart be troubled.” No one can “let not” for you; it is your part to let not your heart be troubled.

Live in the present and experience God’s daily supply of grace for every need

Whatever worries about tomorrow you may have, remember that Jesus supplies to you what you need daily (Matt. 6:11)—not weekly or monthly. When the day comes, the provision for that day will be there.

God is a present God, a right-now God. He is our very present help.

So don’t live in the future by worrying. God is the I AM (present tense). If you want to be where God is, to be in the realm where all things are possible and provisions and healing are flowing, stay in the present.

Don’t live in the future or stay in the past. For your peace of mind, live now.

Today is Resurrection Day! Resurrection power transcends time and space.

In the Gospels, there are three accounts of Jesus raising the dead—Jairus’ 12-year-old daughter who died while Jesus was on His way to heal her, the widow of Nain’s son who had died a few hours before Jesus arrived, and Lazarus who had been dead for four days before Jesus came to resurrect him.

The raising of Lazarus from the dead after he had been in the tomb for four days was indisputable proof of Jesus’ supernatural miracle of resurrection.

Jesus was at Bethabara at the Jordan River when He first heard the news that Lazarus was sick (Bethabara is the place where the children of Israel in the Old Testament crossed over the river into the promised land, with the ark of the covenant going before them). When Jesus heard the news, He did something seemingly strange—He waited two more days before heading to Bethany where Lazarus was.

It was only after Lazarus had been dead for four days that Jesus came on the scene.

“Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
— John 11:21–23 NKJV

If you saw a Man who spoke to the dead and the dead came alive, who spoke to demons and the demons were cast out, who spoke to diseases and the diseases fled, who spoke to storms and the storms bowed down—what do you think would happen if this Man were to confront death itself?

Naturally, it is impossible to defeat death. But Jesus did it. He came down to redeem us from death once and for all. Contrary to how the media portrays the crucifixion of Christ, when Jesus hung on the cross, He did not say, “Finished!” in defeat but He said it triumphantly with a loud voice. God was glorified and man was redeemed!

“Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”
— John 11:21–25 NKJV

“Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. . . . I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” — When Lazarus died, Martha believed that Jesus could have saved her brother if He had come earlier, but since Jesus was “late,” she believed that Lazarus would rise again on the last day. She was unaware of the extent of Jesus’ power and limited Jesus to the past and the future.

I am the resurrection and the life.” — When Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life,” He meant it in the present. The “last day” or the future is inconsequential when Jesus is right now present before you. He IS, at this very moment, the resurrection and the life.

Don’t worry about the future or the past. That is not where God is. He is in the present. If you keep living in the future or the past, you will only get more worried and depressed because there is no favor there. Favor is in the present, where God is. Live in the present where you will find His supply of grace.

though he may die, he shall live” — “Though” is a supposition, meaning that while there will be those who die, not everyone will die. There is a generation that will not see death but will be raptured. Pastor Prince believes that we are part of the generation that will not see death.

Jesus has defeated death and put away all judgment for your sins at the cross

The ark of the covenant going into the Jordan River is a picture of Jesus going into death for us

“and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it. Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before.”
— Joshua 3:3–4 NKJV

Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits” — The ark went into the Jordan River first, and the Israelites were only allowed to follow the ark after 2,000 cubits (about 1 kilometer). The 2,000 cubits here are a picture of the 2,000 years between us and the time Jesus went to the cross.

The River Jordan at that time was overflowing and dangerous to cross—it is a picture of the power of death. The ark going into the Jordan River is a picture of Jesus entering death at the cross. And Jesus came out alive.

While some may argue that there are Christians who still die today, it is written that death no longer has power over us because Jesus has defeated death for us. For Christians who die in the natural, their spirit does not remain in death (John 11:25). Yet there is a generation that will not see death. When Jesus comes again, believers who have died physically will go up first in their new bodies and we who remain will be caught up in the air with them (1 Thess. 4:17).

The moment the ark entered the River Jordan on the shoulders of the priests, God pushed back the River Jordan all the way back to a city called Adam 30 miles away.

“So it was, when the people set out from their camp to cross over the Jordan, with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people, and as those who bore the ark came to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest), that the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap very far away at Adam (‘man’), the city that is beside Zaretan (‘their distress, trouble’). So the waters that went down into the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, failed, and were cut off; and the people crossed over opposite Jericho.”
— Joshua 3:15–16 NKJV

Adam (‘man’), the city that is beside Zaretan (‘their distress, trouble’)” — It is significant that the city is called Adam. When the first man, Adam, sinned, he brought distress and trouble upon mankind. When the ark entered the Jordan River, God pushed back the waters of judgment all the way back to Adam, the first man.

The priests carrying the ark of the covenant stood still in the middle of the river Jordan. This is a picture of how Jesus, God’s perfect Son, hung on the cross until He bore every last judgment meant for us and our families. He took every stroke of judgment on our behalf until there was nothing left, and He remained, and shouted, “Finished!”

When the children of Israel stepped into the Jordan River 2,000 cubits after the ark of the covenant, they did not see one drop of water. Not a single drop of judgment or death was left. This symbolizes how those of us who come after Jesus defeated death at the cross will not feel one drop of death. Even if we experience physical death, we will not feel death. Jesus’ death cleared the way for us!

The other side of the Jordan River is a picture of resurrection ground. It is where we are!

Believe in the truth of Jesus’ perfect work and walk in His resurrection power

“For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
— Romans 6:10–11 NKJV

He died to sin once for all . . . Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ” — The work of Jesus on the cross is complete and perfect. He came so that we can see ourselves dead to sin and alive unto God just as He is. You are not on the side of judgment, curse, or death. You have crossed the Jordan River and you are now on resurrection ground!

Everyone, regardless of what they had or had not done, crossed the river Jordan. This signifies that Jesus’ finished work is for everyone who believes—no matter what you have done or what spiritual level of growth you are at.

To walk in His resurrection power, we have to believe the truth that death, sin, the curse, and all judgment are behind us.

Jesus’ resurrection was different from the raising of the dead that He performed. All the people He rose from the dead died again. Jesus rose to never die again. Jesus’ resurrection was not just being raised from the dead, but it was destroying death altogether.

When Lazarus rose from the dead, he was still bound by grave clothes. However, when Jesus rose, His body transcended His grave clothes. He conquered death and had a body that could transcend time and space, appear and disappear. The stone was rolled away not for Jesus to leave the grave but for the disciples to look in and see that He is risen!

When Lazarus died, Jesus wept because He knew our heavenly Father’s heart was not for man to die. Don’t doubt God’s heart for you to have eternal life and live a blessed life.

Salvation Prayer

Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ. I confess Jesus Christ is my Lord and my Savior. I believe You raised Him from the dead. All my sins have been put away by the blood of Jesus. I'm a risen man. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Closing Prayer

“This coming week, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that was with Esther that gave her favor in the sight of the king and of all the people that looked on her, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that was with Joseph that prospered all his way even while in prison and caused him to be promoted to the right hand of Pharaoh—may this grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father, and the communion, the sweet friendship, of the Holy Spirit be with you and your families now and forever. In the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, Amen.”

OWN THE WORD (life application)

What does Resurrection Day mean for you? It means that Jesus has confronted and defeated death, and His resurrection power now flows freely in your life. He is (present tense) the resurrection and the life, bringing you healing, wholeness, and deliverance right where you are. He is not limited by time or space, but He is right now close to you and is your very present help in time of need.

This week, keep on beholding Jesus. Open the eyes of your heart to see Him with you—in the present—supplying all that you need. If you have fears about the future or regrets about the past, pause and choose to be in the present with the Lord. When you focus on Him in the now, you will experience His daily grace and shalom peace being imparted to you for all your needs.

Throughout this week, sing this song and behold Jesus:

“You are my hiding place
You always fill my heart
With songs of deliverance
Whenever I am afraid
I will trust in You
I will trust in You
Let the weak say
I am strong
In the strength of the Lord”
—Selah (pause & reflect)

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These are notes on the sermon, Under Attack? Put On The Armor Of God!, preached by Pastor Joseph Prince on Sunday, 17 September 2017, at The Star Performing Arts Centre, Singapore. We hope these sermon notes will be an encouragement to you!

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Overview

  1. Introduction: You are standing on victory ground in Christ
  2. Knowing you are the righteousness of God in Christ protects you from the accusations of the enemy
  3. Fight your fears and anxieties by praying in the Spirit
  4. Receive a rhema word from God for your season when you pray in the Spirit
  5. Jesus’ finished work allows you to come into God’s presence and have constant communication with Him
  6. Knowing that you are forgiven by God forever protects you from the enemy’s attacks
  7. You are protected because of what Christ has done for you, not by your own effort
  8. Praying in tongues builds you up and keeps you in the love of God
  9. Knowing you are unshakably the righteousness of God in Christ is the foundation of right believing
  10. Salvation Prayer
  11. Closing Prayer

Introduction: You are standing on victory ground in Christ

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
— Ephesians 6:11–12 NKJV

against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” — Our warfare is against the devil and his spirits. When it comes to sickness, not all sickness is caused by a demonic spirit, but at times sicknesses can manifest as a result of a spirit of infirmity. One example is the woman Jesus ministered to who was bound by a spirit of infirmity and bowed down for 18 years (Luke 13:11). An evil spirit can also manifest as a depressive spirit, causing dark and foreboding thoughts that are difficult to break free from.

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
— Ephesians 6:13 NKJV

to stand” — All we need to do is to stand because we are already on victory ground.

The book of Ephesians outlines ‘the 3 Ws’ that sum up what a believer possesses in Christ:

When the devil comes to accuse you or lie to you about areas of your life such as healing (e.g. making you feel like it is difficult to be healed), remember that you are already standing on your possession (healing has already been paid for at the cross (Isa. 53:5)). The enemy is simply attacking you in an attempt to move you from your position of victory.

Know that you are not praying in order to take the ground—this is praying from defeat. Instead, you are already on victory ground. You already possess healing, peace (Rom. 5:1), and every other blessing.

We pray from victory, not for victory!

In times of trouble, it is normal and fine for us to cry out to God when we are feeling desperate. However, when we pray desperate prayers pleading with God to help us, we move ourselves out of the position of victory. Instead, see God’s love reaching out to you and moving in your situation as you pray.

Knowing you are the righteousness of God in Christ protects you from the accusations of the enemy

The armor of God is not something we mentally visualize ourselves putting on each morning before we begin our day. Instead, each piece of the armor has to do with doctrines based on the gospel of grace. It has nothing to do with the old covenant, but rather, the new covenant. If you have a wrong belief in any of the areas represented by a piece of the armor, it can become an area where the devil can attack and try to shake you from your position of victory in Christ.

“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,”
— Ephesians 6:14 NKJV

girded your waist with truth” — Back in that time, Roman soldiers used their belts to hold their sword, small daggers, and other possessions. So the belt was important for keeping their weapons with them. Today, the belt of truth is the gospel—the truth that sets you free. If you have heard the truth of the gospel and it has set you free, leading to you being saved, your waist is girded with the belt of truth.

the breastplate of righteousness” — The breastplate protects a soldier’s chest in war and is very important because the chest is a critical area to avoid injury in.

Some people teach that the breastplate of righteousness represents a person’s moral integrity and right behavior. However, this is not true. Every piece of armor has to do with objective truths of the gospel, not subjective truths such as our actions. The breastplate of righteousness represents Jesus’ own righteousness that we have put on as the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Cor. 5:21). It is not your inward righteousness which you work out that gives you the breastplate. If you think this way, you will never be sure if you have your breastplate on.

You are the righteousness of God in Christ—this truth is your breastplate protecting you from the accusations and fiery darts of the enemy.

The breastplate of righteousness protects your heart. The heart of man consists of the soul and spirit and is known as the “hidden man of the heart” or your “inward heart.” The enemy will often aim at your heart to try to condemn it, hence it is so important to protect it by knowing that you are the righteousness of God in Christ.

“and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;”
— Ephesians 6:15 NKJV

shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace” — The word “preparation” in the Greek is the same word used for “foundation” in the Septuagint. According to WE Vines, what this verse actually means is that the gospel of peace is your foundation or your firm footing. The gospel of peace is unshakable because it does not depend on you, but rather, it depends on Christ. It’s not about how obedient you are. You are righteous by the obedience of Christ and that is what we must bring our thoughts to—the obedience of Christ, not our own obedience.

“above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
— Ephesians 6:16 NKJV

the shield of faith” — God’s idea of a shield seen in other portions of Scripture such as the Psalms carries the idea of all-encompassing protection that covers your back as well as the front of your body.

the fiery darts of the wicked one” — The Greek word for “darts” here is “belos,” which is the word for “javelin”, “arrow,” and is also the word from which “ballistic” (missile) is derived. This shows us that the devil attacks us by shooting missiles of condemnation into our minds.

“(For they could not endure what was commanded: “And if so much as a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned or shot with an arrow.””
— Hebrews 12:20 NKJV

shot with an arrow” — This verse quotes what happened to the children of Israel at Mount Sinai where the law was given. God had taken care of the Israelites and provided for them not because their behavior was good, but because He is good. Yet, they presumed on their own strength, confident that “all that God says to us, we can do it.” As a result, the law was given, and God told Moses to tell the people that if a man or a beast touched Mount Sinai, it would die by being stoned or shot with an arrow. This speaks of the fiery arrow of the law as the Bible says when God came down, there was an appearance of fire.

Today, God does not send fiery arrows of judgment down on us because Jesus took all divine judgment for our sins at the cross. But the devil attacks with fiery arrows, sending thoughts and emotions of condemnation and guilt into your heart. 1 Peter 5:8 refers to the enemy as “your adversary the devil.” The word “adversary” is the word “Satan” in Hebrew. It literally refers to “your opponent” or “your prosecutor at law.”

The devil is your prosecutor and seeks only to find fault with you and tear down all your defenses. Your only plea is the blood of Jesus. All of the enemy’s arguments fall flat the moment you look to Jesus. However, once you justify yourself with your own actions done to obey the Lord, the devil will continue pointing out the things you have not done or fallen short in.

Beloved, make sure that you have put on the armor of God by having the right beliefs about the gospel so that the enemy’s fiery darts cannot prevail against you.

Fight your fears and anxieties by praying in the Spirit

“above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”
— Ephesians 6:16 NKJV

One way to quench the fiery darts of the enemy is by “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:18). Praying in tongues quenches the fiery darts of the enemy just as water puts out fire. Though the enemy may put all kinds of negative thoughts and images in your mind, as you pray in the Spirit, you will quench all of his fiery darts.

Pastor Prince shares a testimony of a sister whose doctor detected an irregularity in her mammogram. She was called back for a follow-up medical appointment where new images and an ultrasound were taken. The sister felt nervous but remembered Pastor Prince’s teaching on how praying in tongues quenches the enemy’s fiery darts, and she began praying in tongues. The doctor was not able to find what he was looking for despite taking three new sets of images and eventually confirmed that her mammogram was normal. All glory to God!

One of the best ways to fight your fears and anxieties is to pray in the Spirit.

Receive a rhema word from God for your season when you pray in the Spirit

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;”
— Ephesians 6:17 NKJV

take the helmet of salvation” — In the Greek translation, this is a command—an imperative. To “take” the helmet of salvation means to actively receive it.

How do we actively receive the helmet of salvation? The next verse tells us it is by praying in the Spirit:

praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints —”
— Ephesians 6:18 NKJV

In total, the armor of God consists of seven pieces (which represent gospel truths):

  1. Gird your waist with truth
  2. Breastplate of righteousness
  3. Shod your feet with the gospel of peace
  4. Shield of faith
  5. Helmet of salvation
  6. Sword of the Spirit
  7. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit

through all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit, and in regard to this same, watching in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints --”
— Ephesians 6:18 YLT

through all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit” — Most English versions of the Bible do not include the first word “through,” but it is there in the original Greek. It is the Greek word “dia,” which means “by means of,” or “through the channel of.” This means that you receive the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, through (“dia”) praying in the Spirit—this is praying in tongues.

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit . . .”
— Ephesians 6:17–18 NKJV

the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” — The word “word” here is the Greek word “rhēma,” which refers to a specific word in season spoken by God. How can you receive the one word from God that you need in your fight? You can receive it by praying in the Spirit.

As you pray in tongues, you become sensitive to the Holy Spirit and through Him, God gives you the spoken Word in your heart. While the spoken word will never contradict the written Word, we need the rhema (spoken word) of God as it is what we live by daily.

Jesus’ finished work allows you to come into God’s presence and have constant communication with Him

“But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.”
— 1 Thessalonians 5:8 NKJV

as a helmet the hope of salvation” — When you pray in the Spirit, the first thing you will receive is the helmet of salvation (Eph. 6:17–18), which refers to the helmet of the hope of salvation here in 1 Thessalonians 5:8.

When we teach people that they can do something to lose their salvation, this results in damage to their helmet. Once a person is not assured that they are saved, it is as if there is a hole in their helmet and it no longer protects their minds.

The Ten Commandments were once what God’s people had to be under, but we are no longer in that day and age. Today, we have only one commandment: to love one another as Jesus has loved us (John 13:34). It is the only commandment that we can keep because the last part makes it possible—“as I (Jesus) have loved you.” The more you find out how much Jesus loves you, the more you are able to, and will, love one another.

It is important to know that all the pieces of God’s armor have nothing to do with Old Testament law or truths. Instead, they have to do with new covenant truths of today—the gospel truth which sets you free (John 8:32). The gospel truth is that Christ came to die for our sins. By that one offering on the cross, Christ has forever sanctified us (Heb. 10:12) and we are perfected forever, not in terms of our behavior but in our conscience. In other words, when we come to God, we no longer have an imperfect conscience due to sin-consciousness that makes us afraid to go into God’s presence. The more we believe this and enjoy communion with the Lord, the more sin loses its hold on us.

Many people don’t spend time with God because they are afraid they will be punished if they think a bad thought or say something wrong in His presence. This is an Old Testament mentality! In the Old Testament, the people had an old and dying way of reaching God because the more they came to Him, the more chances they had of being punished by death. Today, Jesus has opened up a new and living way for us by His blood (Heb. 10:19–20 KJV), which allows us to freely enter into God’s presence without fear of judgment.

The more you come to Jesus, the more you receive life from Him.

In a war, you can lose your weapon, lose your way, or find yourself surrounded by enemies, but as long as you have your communication line still open, you can ask for help. Praying in the Spirit keeps your communication line with Headquarters (God) open. Beloved, even when you are besieged by the enemy, don’t feel like you are alone. God is just a prayer away!

Knowing that you are forgiven by God forever protects you from the enemy’s attacks

Today, are you believing right when it comes to God and the gospel? When you have a wrong belief in an area, that area is vulnerable to the devil’s attack.

Pastor Prince shares that years ago, the helmet of salvation was not working too well for him because he started believing he had committed the unpardonable sin. He traced the start of this wrong belief to the day he read a Christian book that stated that a person could lose their salvation. Once he read that, it was as if his helmet of salvation broke open. He had been enjoying the Lord’s love and peace, but the hope and confident expectation of his salvation was now gone. He began to worry about losing his salvation and this led to blasphemous thoughts against God constantly appearing in his mind.

This was followed by a fiery dart from the devil that accused him of committing blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, according to Mark 3:28–29. Child of God, know that while the devil is able to quote the Bible, it is never accurate as he uses it to mislead you. In the case of Pastor Prince’s experience, he hadn’t read the verse accurately and was thus convinced that he had committed blasphemy against the Holy Spirit and there was now no more forgiveness for him.

However, when read in its correct context, this line was actually spoken by Jesus to people who saw Him in person and rejected Him, saying He had an unclean spirit (Mark 3:22–30). The only people who can commit the unpardonable sin are people who had seen Jesus in person or who will see Him in person when He returns during the second coming of Christ, and still reject Him. As a believer, you can be assured that your sins are forgiven as we have redemption through Jesus’ blood and the forgiveness of sins (Eph 1:7 KJV). When God put your sins on Jesus on the cross, stating “having forgiven you all” (Col. 2:13 KJV), God meant all your sins—past, present, and future—are forgiven. Contrary to some people’s belief, knowing that they are forgiven much will not cause people to have a propensity to sin because Jesus says those who know they are forgiven much will love Him much (Luke 7:47). In fact, it is for the lack of preaching this truth that we see sins rampant in the church.

Pastor Prince shared that he suffered great torment in the area of his mind during the period that he believed he had committed the unpardonable sin of blaspheming against the Holy Spirit. This is because the helmet of salvation was no longer protecting him due to wrong beliefs about the gospel. It was then that God showed Pastor Prince the gospel of grace and that he was saved and had obtained eternal redemption as God had given him eternal life (Heb. 9:12).

“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.”
— John 10:28-29 KJV

I give unto them eternal life . . . no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand” — Indeed, when you are saved, no man can pluck you out of God’s hand because your salvation is eternal. A Christian can live a defeated life, but whether he is saved is not for us to judge. Once saved, God will deal with or chastise the person because He loves the person. However, that doesn’t mean the person is lost and needs to get saved again.

No one can move you from the position of being forgiven by God forever.

You are protected because of what Christ has done for you, not by your own effort

While Pastor Prince was still under the belief that he had lost his salvation, he began to confess every single sin, bad thought, and desire, even actions such as exaggerating stories he used in his preaching. He genuinely believed that if he had just one sin unconfessed, it would keep him out of fellowship with God.

God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”
— 1 Corinthians 1:9 KJV

God is faithful” — Child of God, you have fellowship with Jesus and it is not based on your faithfulness. Instead, it is because God is faithful, and it is by Him that you were called into fellowship with Him.

Praying in the Spirit is a gift that is unique to the new covenant. Only those who know they are forgiven of their sins can receive this gift. On the first Pentecost in the Old Testament, God gave the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai and as a result, 3,000 people died. On the first Pentecost in the New Testament, God gave the Spirit on Mount Zion and 3,000 people were saved. From here we can see that the law kills, while the Spirit gives life.

When God gave the law, God spoke about man’s works. However, when God gave the Spirit, the people all spoke in tongues declaring the wonderful works of God. The emphasis is now on God, not on man. This is why the preaching of the Word needs to declare the beauty and glory of Jesus and what He has done. It is all about Him and who we are in Him. Beloved, instead of looking to yourself and your own ability, see yourself only in Him.

Today, why can you be assured that you are safely in the secret place of the Most High? It is because you are in Christ-risen. Our focus is that we are now found in Christ. But the moment it becomes a lifestyle message about you, your character, and what you need to do, beware! Too much emphasis on that leads to us becoming self-occupied instead of Christ-occupied.

“For He put on righteousness as a breastplate,
And a helmet of salvation on His head
;”
— Isaiah 59:17 NKJV

He put on righteousness as a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head” — The armor we have been learning about is God’s own armor. Here we see that He has put it on because He sees that truth has fallen in the street (Isa. 59:14 KJV), there is no more justice in the world, and people who depart from evil have made themselves a prey or victim (Isa. 59:15). Indeed, we see this in the world today, where those who stand for morality are mocked or even persecuted by the law in some countries.

He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing,
And was clad with zeal as a cloak.
According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay,
Fury to His adversaries,
Recompense to His enemies;
The coastlands He will fully repay.”
— Isaiah 59:17–18 NKJV

“He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing . . . Fury to His adversaries” — God is not taking vengeance against us but against our enemies, including the spiritual darkness that oppresses you or causes you physical or emotional pain. He will be an adversary to your adversaries. In doing this, the name of the Lord will be feared from the west to the east (Isa. 59:19).

“"The Redeemer will come to Zion,
And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,"
Says the Lord.
"As for Me," says the Lord, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants,” says the Lord, “from this time and forevermore.”
— Isaiah 59:20–21 NKJV

My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth” — The covenant that we have with the Lord is that He will put His words in our mouths—this is Him giving us the gift of praying in tongues and us doing it. Here, God is also telling us not to worry about our children praying in the Spirit. If you pray in the Spirit and it does not depart from your mouth, then it will not depart from your children’s mouth or your children’s children’s mouth.

Praying in tongues builds you up and keeps you in the love of God

“And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.””
— Romans 11:26–27 NKJV

For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins” — Isaiah 59:20–21 is also quoted in Romans 11. Instead of mentioning God’s covenant of praying in tongues which is stated in Isa. 59:21 (“this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth”), it says here that God’s covenant with us is that He takes away our sins. Here, praying in tongues is portrayed as being equivalent to having sins taken away. This is why people who are not established in the fact that their sins are forgiven often have a problem praying in tongues.

We see an example of how closely praying in tongues is related to the truth of forgiveness found in Jesus. In Cornelius’ house, when Peter preached that through Jesus, all the prophets witnessed that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins, the Holy Spirit fell on the people (Acts 10:43–44 ESV). The Greek word for “fell” here is the word “embraced,” which was also used for the prodigal son’s father embracing him. As the Holy Spirit embraced everyone in Cornelius’ house, they all began to speak in tongues. Praying in tongues comes out of the flow of knowing that you are forgiven and God loves you.

“. . . building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God . . .”
— Jude 1:20–21 KJV

praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God” — How can we keep ourselves in the love of God (not our love for God), where we are aware and sensing that God loves us? We do this by praying in the Spirit. For example, when you are driving and someone suddenly cuts in front of you, though you may feel angry, pray in the Spirit. All of a sudden, you’ll realize that God loves you, that you are special, and that your joy and peace are too important for you to lose over someone who just cut into your lane. As you pray in tongues, you begin to feel the love of God and even love for others.

Knowing you are unshakably the righteousness of God in Christ is the foundation of right believing

“above all, having taken up the shield of the faith . . .”
— Ephesians 6:16 YLT

having taken up the shield of the faith” — In the original Greek translation of this verse, the word “faith” has a definite article. This shows that it doesn’t refer to general faith such as faith for healing, but rather refers to “justification by faith” or “righteousness by faith.” This is how we take up the shield of the faith—by resting in the truth that we are the righteousness of God in Christ.

Beloved, today, what do you believe deep in your heart? Do you really believe that you are the righteousness of God in Christ? Do you believe that you have a firm foundation under your feet because of the gospel of peace? Do you believe that you are justified by faith that becomes a shield that quenches all the enemy’s attacks? If not, let today be the day that you renounce all your wrong beliefs and start believing right!

You can be assured that once you are saved, you stand before God in all the fullness and the efficacy of the finished work of Jesus, and you are highly favored in the Beloved. God wraps you up in Christ—He is the armor of God. As you put Christ on, realize He is your new identity.

Your righteousness cannot be assailed or shaken because your righteousness is in heaven!

Salvation Prayer

Heavenly Father, I believe that You love me and that You sent Your Son to die for my sins on that cross. I believe that Jesus bore every sin and all the condemnation of those sins in His own body on that cross. When He cried “Finished!”, it was all finished. My sins are no more in Your eyes. And when I was justified in Him, You raised Him from the dead. Today, You have glorified Him. I confess Jesus Christ is my Lord and my Savior. And because You have glorified Him, baptize and fill me with Your Holy Spirit in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Closing Prayer

This coming week, the Lord bless you and the Lord keep you. The Lord make His face to shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance on you and grant you shalom wholeness and peace. In Jesus’ name. And all the people said, Amen.

Own The Word (life application)

The armor of God in Ephesians 6:14–18 consists of seven pieces, which each represent gospel truths:

  1. “Gird your waist with truth”—the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ that has set you free.
  2. “Breastplate of righteousness”—the truth that you are the righteousness of God in Christ.
  3. “Shod your feet with the gospel of peace”—the truth that you have unshakable peace with God based on the finished work of Jesus.
  4. “Shield of faith”—the truth that you are justified and righteous by faith, not by your own works.
  5. “Helmet of salvation”—the truth that you have eternal salvation in Christ.
  6. “Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”—the truth you receive by the rhema (spoken) word of God.
  7. “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit”—praying in the Spirit, a gift received by believing the truth that Jesus’ blood has paid for the forgiveness of all your sins.

Friend, two ways to effectively put on the armor of God is (1) by believing right about the gospel of grace—that all your sins have been completely forgiven, you are the righteousness of God in Christ, and you have eternal salvation through the cross—and (2) by praying in the Spirit.

This week, begin to practice these two things. You will begin to discern God’s word in season for your life and be led into victory, and you will see the enemy’s attacks on your mind, your emotions, and your health all fall to the ground!

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Romans 10:3
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Eph. 2:8–9 KJV 8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
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Joseph Prince — Eat The Communion Fresh





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    Let's go right to the Word, Psalm 78. "He had rained down manna on them to eat and given them of the bread of heaven. Men ate angels' food. He sent them food to the full". I love this phrase, "Men ate angels' food". And yet "angels' food" is not an accurate word for the Hebrew here. The Hebrew says gibborim, not malakite, which is angel. The usual word for angel in Hebrew is different. So, the word here Young's translation brings out food of the mighty. It's not food of the angels. It's food of the mighty has each eaten. God wants to feed you. God says he fed the children of Israel with the food of the mighty, and what is it? Manna from heaven, manna and bread of heaven. The manna that came every day when they woke up, the Bible says it so beautifully in Numbers 11, verse 9. It says when the dew fell, the manna fell on it.

    Look at this. "When the dew fell on the camp in the night, the manna fell on it". Silent night. When night came, that's when Jesus was born. When the dew fell, the favor of God is like the dew. The manna did not fall on the ground. It fell on the dew fresh. It was never dirty. It never fell on the ground. It fell on the dew. The dew is the favor of God. It's a picture of Jesus, the manna that came from heaven. Remember what Jesus told the people? "Your fathers ate manna". He told the people of Israel, "Your fathers ate manna an they're dead, but I am the living bread from heaven. If a man eat of me, he will never die".

    Now think about it, what death was he talking about? First and foremost, he's telling them your fathers ate manna in the desert, but they died. How did they die? They died physically. It's very obvious. But then he says, "I am the true living bread from heaven, that if a man eat of me, he will never die. He will never die". Wow. And then later on he says, "Whoever use the word in the Greek, whoever chews my flesh and drinks my blood, unless you chew my flesh and drink my blood, you have no life in you".

    Now, that sounds very much, a lot of people use this passage as a expression of believing in Jesus, but Jesus was very specific. He talked about his body, eating his body and his blood. I feel like we have missed something here. Yes, you don't get born again by eating Communion, but you get his life every time you partake, his overcoming life, his royal life, his disease-free life. Every time you partake, the life of the flesh is in the blood, amen? And that life is available for you and me through the Communion. The whole fall of man came because of eating. If Adam did not eat, man will still be in paradise in the Garden of Eden. Man will still enjoy freedom from lack, freedom from disease, freedom from aging, from growing old. Man will still enjoy the presence of the Lord every evening when the Lord walks with Adam and Eve. It all came about, this fall, aging, disease, death, it all came about because of Adam's eating, that one act of eating. I believe God has ordained that by one act of eating, we eat our way back, amen?

    Now, I'm not saying born again. You get born again by putting your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ but the consequences of the fall, death, weakness, depression, you name it, all the curses that we see in the world today and death finally, all those effects can be offset by eating the Lord's Supper. I really believe that. I really believe that. You know the early church, they ate from house to house to house to house. Have you read that? Imagine I go to your house, your house, all right? So, I say let's have Communion so you won't so much.

    Now, if I take Communion in your house, then we go to Pastor Lawrence house, okay, next. I just broke Communion in your house. I broke bread, they call it broke bread in the early church. Now, I'm eating at Pastor Lawrence house. Then from Lawrence house, we go to Akao's house, all right, then to Sister Jennifer's house. Whatever it is, every day they went from house to house, they broke bread. You will say probably it's not, I mean we've done it just now, we don't have to break bread from house to house. We have done it already, once a day is enough. Just think how radical that is and yet we think we are radical. In one day, they could break bread a number of times, amen? I just believe the more you eat, the stronger you become. The more you eat, the healthier you become. The more you eat, the younger you become. It's the fountain of youth, amen, amen? I believe it with all my heart. Thank you, Jesus.

    And I feel in my spirit that there are people here who are desperate. All right, they have prayed, they've asked God but, you know, God has ways, the ways he ordained like just like your wife has a love language, amen. You need to understand the love language. You don't buy, you know, a household appliance on her birthday, amen. Say "Darling, I love you so much. I just thought would, you know". 'Cause that spells no romance, a lot of work. So, you speak her language. Doesn't like flowers, some girls don't like flowers, don't give her flowers, amen? What does she like, an evening of romance, candlelight dinner?

    Okay, do it, but you don't think in terms of yourself, you think in terms of the other person. The same with God. God's love language is we receive Communion because, "As often as you do this, you remember me". Imagine someone telling you, "You know, can you do this for me often? Can you please make sure that as I leave the house, make sure that this plant that I like so much is always watered. Do this in remembrance of me". Would you do it? Yeah, he left and then he gave one commandments some more, you know? No, you think if you love the person, you won't even think it's a commandment, amen? And then the area of prospering, in the area of provision is our life, we know that the Bible says even in the book of New Testament on the Lord's day, each man set aside as God has prospered him. That's in the New Testament. Every Lord's day, every Sunday, set aside as the Lord's prospered you.

    So, we have the 10%, which is the minimum that God has put, no senior partner ask for 10%, but there is love language throughout the Bible, throughout the Bible, it's his love language. You don't have to have a new complete new commandment I tell you even in New Covenant, you must tithe. There's no such commandment because new covenant is not about that. It's about a love response but those who say that, "I give everything to the Lord, you know, I don't believe the 10% of the Old Testament, I give". Look, many of them don't even give the 10%. So, 10% is still there, people, but it's an expression of love. It's his language. That means, "You remember that I am the one behind your prosperity. I am the one blessing you with this new house. I'm the one blessing you with this promotion. I'm the one".

    You acknowledge that by the tithe. It's his love language, not ours. We say, "I don't understand this. Why must I do this often, you know"? And the Bible says when the manna came, the children of Israel said manhu in Hebrew, manhu, manhu. Say manhu. That means manna, literally it means manna, not manna where? It means manna, what is it? What is this? What is this? What is this? And Jesus came in a New Testament and he says what? "I am the living bread". They did not know what the living bread meant, but I tell you what happened to Israel in the 40 years in the desert. They got accustomed to the manna and in Numbers 11, you look at this in Numbers 11, same chapter you go back. It says, "They complained saying, 'We remember the fish, which we ate freely'".

    Number one, they never ate freely. They were slaves. We all have short memories when it comes to our depression, our bad relationships that God delivered us out from. We always think of the good times after we are out of it. We forget all the constant quarreling, bickering, and all that kind of thing. It's a good thing that God delivered you from that guy, not talking about those in marriage. We bicker also, right, amen? I'm talking about people who are dating, sometimes your heart is broken because God allowed you that relationship to come down into a breakdown because he loves you, amen. Not every bad thing outwardly looks back is bad. Some disappointments are God's appointments.

    If you never let go of that relationship, you'll never meet somebody new that God has for you, amen. But we are accustomed to what is familiar. Sometimes our chains, we are in bondage, our chains are so familiar, we can trace every line on it. The more that we are released from the chain, we go back to the chain again. It was said that when after released many of the prisoners in Philippians, they were in caves. They were hiding in caves. And there were chains like bars that lock them in. And when he released them out of the prison doors, a prison, they came out. After for a while, they all went back in again, why? Because their eyes are not accustomed to sunlight. They are accustomed to the darkness.

    You know, you can get so bound that you get used to your addiction, you get used to your depression, you get used to your sickness, you get used to the darkness. God has something better for you out there. Light might hurt before it sets you free, but that's because your bondage is reacting to the light. Your eyes are reacting to the light. Just wait a while, freedom is much better, hallelujah. Are y'all with me so far, people, amen? So, they said, "We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic".

    Do you count all the number of food there? Exactly six, number of men. Fish, cucumbers two. Melons, three. Leeks, four. Onions, five. Garlic, six. And all these things when you eat, everyone knows you have eaten them. They come near you, they know that you have eaten it. So, as children of God, if we feed on other stuff than the Word of God than Christ in the Word, we're not listening to messages that unveil Christ because he's the true living bread. If we are listening, we're feeding on the news all the time, news is bad, man. I tell you everything is bad. Now something necessary to hear the news, I understand to find out what the haze condition is like, what is the, you know, if your career is tied up with the news, the latest in the stock market, whatever it is, you need to be kept abreast.

    I understand that, but a lot of it is unnecessary. A lot of the doom and gloom in the world will pull you down into depression. Make sure that on your way to work, what are you listening to, amen? Don't listen to doom and gloom, amen, because these are the leeks, onions, garlics of the world. Listen and feed on the leading bread, amen. Listen to Joseph Prince preaching. It's not bad, you know? And I'll tell you, there are people whose lives are changed. I'm gonna read the testimony right now. One of the latest ones, one from a brother in our church.

    In 2017, doctors identified 16 nodules in my mom's thyroid, and two of them were suspected as cancerous. When my mom did her second scan for her thyroid some months later, they found 19 nodules, inclusive of the same two nodules with suspicious activity. She had to have all the nodules removed and she lost her voice completely. In the beginning of the year, my mom and I had attended Vision Sunday in New Creation Church and heard your message about the year of Jubilee. You mentioned that even if our beginning is bad, our ending will surely be victorious. The doctor told us that it was possible that my mom might get her voice back after six months, although some never regain their voice. We chose not to accept that report but to partake of the Holy Communion and declare that we have a big Jesus who exceeds our expectations and over blesses us.


    I love his language.

    My mom will sing praises to the Lord, even in a state where her singing could hardly be heard. Within three weeks, her voice was completely restored 120%. It became much stronger. The year of Jubilee brought victory in every area of our lives. Thank you, Pastor Prince, for preaching the gospel of grace and impacting so many lives.


    Praise the name of Jesus, hallelujah. Now, listen, there's another one here. "I was a drug addict". This is a lady from Alabama. If you are from Alabama, United States, this lady's from there. And she says:

    I was a drug addict for 15 years. I took up to 30 pain pills every day. I also smoked crack most days and took meth. In addition, I took two other tranquilizers along with all that. I love God and was saved, but I thought God couldn't possibly love me due to the drug use and all the lying and immoral things I did to maintain my addiction. It wasn't until I went to jail and spent 30 days inside that my life changed. I had gotten arrested for the first time ever and got myself two felonies. In the 30 days of solitary confinement I had only one thing to read, the Bible, so I read it. When I left of the 30 days, I had read and believed I wasn't hated by God. On the first day of my release, my sister introduced me to Pastor Joseph Prince.


    Now, it's always like people who find my app or they find something, or watch a TV show, you know, in America, I never fail to be amazed by people who are flipping through a channel. You know how many channels they have in America? It's so crazy. Even as I say it, they have added another one, right? But to find me, and more than one testament, they find me and they hear exactly at the right time what they need to hear. That is really, you know, something if people say bad things about you, it doesn't really, like one thing when God recommends the church or the pastor, I'm always warmed by that. It gives me such comfort to know that the Lord... in this case, the sister was used by God, amen? And let's see what happened.

    I watched him the first time in September 2013. He was preaching about grace, and for the first time in my 15-year addiction, I didn't feel so condemned. From that day on, I watched Pastor Prince every single day. He preached the truth and gave verses upon verses of all how much I was loved and forgiven. For three months, I stayed at my parents' house and watched his program, and I was able to clean out a lifetime of wrong thinking. Pastor Prince saved my life (we all know it's Jesus) by helping me to discern the Bible. When you believe right, you will live right. I have been clean for five years now, and I'm now living for the first time in my life. I'm now living for the first time. I thank Jesus every single day for saving me. He's now my best friend. I lead a life of condemnation that kept me in bondage for so much of my life, but not anymore. I am the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ, and my life has never been so good. I'm a paramedic here and was throughout my addiction. God allowed me to keep my paramedic license. Both of the felonies were dismissed. After three years of court proceedings, not only am I freed from addictions, but my depression is gone as well. Pastor Prince, thank you so much. I still watch you every morning.


    Praise God. Thank you, Jesus. Hallelujah. To God be the glory and all the praise, amen. God is so good, people. God is so good. And yet the people of Israel said, "We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers". In some place of the world they call it cucumbers. The melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic, all these food are backbreaking kind of job to pick it up because they are all food of the ground, melons, fish, cucumbers, melons, oh, I mentioned already, onions, garlic, they're all food of the ground. Whereas the food of the Promised Land that flows of milk and honey is easy for you to pick. It's all at this level. You can pick pomegranate. You can pick grapes. You can pick anything that is just at your level. It's all the food, even the the wheat, when the wheat is ready for harvest, amen, it is this tall, amen?

    By the way, the more mature the wheat, the lower it bows. It's the young wheat that is... you know? What I'm trying to say is that when your grain, the grain of your head of the wheat is full, I mean there's something in your head. When you are mature, you're humble. When you are not, your grain is not full, you are. Who are you to teach me, you know? I know everything, okay? That's just free. But now they say, "Now our whole being is dried up. There is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes"! The Message Bible says, "There's nothing in front of us but manna, manna, manna, manna, manna. Manna, manna, manna".

    All right, they say that can you imagine food from heaven, food of the mighty has become for them nothing but our soul is dried up. There's nothing in front of us but, "You know, I don't understand, Pastor Prince always preach about Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Any other sermon"? No, friend, it's all about him, but every time you hear him, there's something fresh, something powerful for your life. Amen, when you see him, you're transformed. When you see him, you're fed. When you see him, you're delivered. When you see him, you are healed. When you see him, you're transformed from glory to glory. Even your marriage can be transformed just by looking at Jesus. The problem is the devil is trying to distract us from looking to him, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, looking away even from all the great heroes of faith.

    In Hebrews 11, by faith Abraham, by faith Moses, by faith Joshua, by faith, by faith, by faith. Look away from all of them. The next chapter says, looking unto Jesus alone. Looking unto Jesus. They all failed, Jesus never, amen? So, any sermon that puts Jesus in front of you, thank God for it. Nothing but Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. You know what happened to them? At the end of this chapter, there's a place now in the wilderness called Kibroth-Hattaavah. Kibroth, it means the graves. Hattaavah means cravings or sins, sins of lust. They crave for something more than manna. They all died and they were buried in the wilderness. You thought that that's over, right?

    This is Numbers, right, the Book of Numbers. But you drop down, go the next few chapters to chapter 21. "Then the Lord said to Moses", and that's already happened, something else happened in the wilderness. There was an earlier chapter, same book, but here we have the wandering. And then here, there was a necessity for God to tell Moses, "The Lord said to Moses, make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole, and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he shall live". Make a fiery serpent, put it on the pole.

    And if you look carefully, right, the pole like this and there's a cross so that the snake can coil around it. Are you with me so far? And Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3, "As Moses lifted up the serpent, the Son of Man must be lifted up". He is that fiery serpent, that bronze serpent that was made by Moses, by Moses because God instructed him and to put on the cross. It's a picture of what is to come when Jesus dies on the cross. Whoever looks on him shall live. Doesn't matter how you look, you can look with blue eyes, brown eyes, black eyes, doesn't matter. It's not your eyes, it is him. Look away from your symptoms. Look away from your darkness. Look away from your condition. Look away from your lostness to his saving power, amen. Look to him alone. Can I have a good amen?

    And who so looketh live. There were those who look at their snake bite, all right, but what happened? What happened that God protected them throughout the wilderness experience? So, what happened that caused the snakes to come in? Amen, the snakes are always in the desert, and those are fiery serpents. It means when they bite you, you feel fire in your veins. I mean, it's fiery serpent, poisonous, and they always there in the desert, but it never hurt them until something happened. Look at this verse in the same chapter, few verses before. "And the people spoke against God and against Moses, 'Why have you brought us out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our soul loathes this worthless bread.' So the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, and many of the people of Israel died".

    The reason I'm showing you this is because all these things happened as an example for us. We can learn that Jesus on the cross, the fiery serpent on the cross, is a picture of what? Healing, right? Yes, salvation as well as healing, okay? Jesus on the cross, amen, the snake on the cross. There are those who argue that today the medical emblem of the snake on the cross is occultic and all that, but it's interesting that there's like a rod and there's a snake for the medical emblem, amen? So, they were bitten by snakes, and the remedy is to look to the cross. Actually, the manna they were eating is also Jesus, a type of Christ. Had they eaten and not complained about it, they'd been kept healthy.

    How about the snakes? Kept far. There are a lot of snakes in this world, a lot of snakes about to bite you, that will bite you with this disease, bite you with that sickness, that disease, that disease. I don't care how many diseases they are in the world, you can take blood test after blood test after blood test, it will never be enough. Even after you take a thorough blood test, four or five months will come very fast and then your mind go and start playing again, maybe you need another blood test.

    Okay, I'm not saying don't go for blood test. I'm just telling you, there are a lot of diseases out there. Are you gonna focus on every one of them, every garlic, onion and all that, and try to feed on these things, or look to Jesus alone as the answer? Regardless of what you have, Jesus is the answer. But instead of that, you know what it said? There's no food and no water, which is not true at all. Every time they needed water, water was there, and how did they describe the manna? Our soul loathes. What an expression. "We loath this worthless bread".

    The word worthless is the root word for the word curse, which is making light of, qalal. There are a few words for curse. One is arar, one is qalal. And these are two main ones. Qalal means to make light. You know, when you make light of what your wife said or what your husband said, you make light of what your children said, you know, you are actually cursing them. Whereas glory, the word glory is kabowd, weightiness. When you give weight, weightiness to them and their words, you take time to listen to them, eyes and ears, you're giving them glory. You're clothing them with glory, amen? So, making light, the word "making light". So, they say that King James Version says, "Our soul loathes this light bread". They called the manna light bread.

    So, we have Communion. You know, some people say everyday Communion, every Sunday Communion, Communion, Communion, Communion, amen? Church, I'm radical about it because I think the church has fallen far short. I think we are probably the only church I know, amen. In many, there are many other churches doing that, I'm sure, right, but this is the only church I know, in this region, that does it every Sunday, that I know of, probably a few brethren churches does it. I'm sure that we are not the only one in Singapore, all right, but as far as I know, every Sunday radical, believing God for healing, amen, we are probably the only one, you know?

    So, I'm not saying that our church is better or what, no, no, no, no. I want this teaching to go out there, hence this book, amen, hence my teaching on Communion. I really want to get the Word out there. There's a lot of hurting broken people out there, and there are people who want to make money, yes, you know, through diet and all kinds of food. I'm not negating good eating. I am for good eating, but, you know, you cannot get from creation that has fallen what can only be provided by redemption. Okay, so the Lord sent fiery serpents. It's interesting, isn't it, that there's food for the champion, there's food for the mighty, and it's Jesus.

    By the way, when you study the Word of God, I'm gonna teach you some practical stuff right now. When you study the Word of God, make sure you get food out of it, and the way you get food out of it is to see Christ in it, the way Jesus described it in, the way he did it, elucidated it for us in the Road of Emmaus, right? He expound things concerning himself. Now, how do you do that? And it's important to realize that when God gives even commandments, it is there to unveil Christ, and it's there for our good.

    For example, let's say you go to the Old Testament, which is still valid for reading today, amen, to learn lessons from, amen? Though the law, we're not under law, but we are under grace, amen. The morality that under grace is greater than the law, the law says don't steal, grace says from within, it gives you a compassion, all right, for the poor, and to give to them. The law doesn't say give, the law says don't steal. You can don't steal all day long, all month long, all week, year long, and still not be a practical blessing generous person. Don't commit adultery. You can don't commit adultery and have no love for your wife, amen?

    So, it is passive. It is negative. Don't, don't, don't is negative. What is positive is grace makes you do much more than the morality of the law. It's moral excellence. Our walk today is after Christ. I gotta do it. "Amen, Pastor Prince, praise God". God bless you, bro. Okay, now, food is good. Singaporeans love to eat, right? Amen, you are what you eat. Do y'all break fast? Do y'all break fast, breakfast? Break fast is actually means you didn't eat for a long time, but some of you sleep very late and you eat late. You didn't break fast. You had a breakfast, but you didn't break fast. We love to eat, right? So, God wants you to eat but eat the right thing. For the past few months, like I said, I love drinking milk until I weighed myself finally last two days, and my wife says, "You're putting on weight".

    And I went up and I realized I put on 3 to 4 kg for the past few months. So, I'm gonna try my best by the grace of God - trying your best won't work it. I'm the righteousness of God in Christ and it will be done in Jesus's name. But I love drinking milk before I sleep, I just love it. So, food is okay. How many understand food is okay? It should be given thanks for, amen. Singaporeans, you love to eat, right? Physically you're what you eat, spiritually you are what you eat. If you eat, feed on junk all the time, the garlics of the world, the onions of the world, you feed on all the, you know, it's one thing... see I gotta talk about what you feed on and there is MTV. There's all these different, you know, social media you can go on and one of the first thing people do is that they pick up and they go to their Facebook or whatever. They look at all the social media that's available for them, that's recommended to them.

    Do you know that everything is created to get your attention as fast as it can. A lot of diversions out there, a lot of leeks, garlic, onions, fish out there, the food of Egypt. You don't watch it. Push aside all those things. When you wake up, read the Word of God. Read the daily devotional. Get the Word. Have a quiet time, amen. I was studying just now, I want to be practical, how to read the Word of God. For example, you look at the Old Testament, it says this in Deuteronomy 25, verse 4, "You should not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain".

    So, God cares for oxen? Does the God of the universe who created the stars, the planets, amen, this amazing God, does he care for oxen? That he says, "You owners of oxen, when they tread out the grain, you know they go around and round the meal", have you seen that before? And as they move around, they crush the stone, will crush the millets or the grain and then you have flour, right? So, the cow will go through it. And then there's a lot of grain. There's a lot of fresh grass or whatever, you know, that is harvested on the floor and even corn and all that. Don't muzzle, don't muzzle their mouth. Allow them to eat as they go along. Allow them to eat.

    And I think that if we have people who are helpers, we're very privileged in Singapore to have people who are helpers, right? Let them eat as they serve. "But mine eat all the time, pastor, you can see". Let them eat, amen? If they are strong, they are healthy, all right, it's to your benefit. If they are sick and no energy, it's to your disadvantage. Be kind. All right now, I'm getting from here. So, I'm reading "Thou shall muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain". Now, what is that? That just means kind to your animals, amen? Allow the ox to eat. This is the law. This was a Mosaic law and in Deuteronomy, it's just a statement like this.

    Look what Paul did when Paul read the Bible. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 9:9, "For it is written in the law of Moses, you shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain". Is it oxen God is concerned about? Now, we are teaching you how to read the Bible. When you read the Bible, even the Old Testament, always read to find Jesus number one. Number two, always remember it's for your profit, it's for your good. Then he says this. Now, he's teaching this to people who are what they call full timers or people who are out there as pastors, leaders, elders, and those who are preaching the Word of God. It is not a Word that always brings in rewards, amen? It is a work that is tiring. It's a work that is ongoing all the time, amen. A pastor will feel like in his study, he's going around studying, studying like a big ox, you know, going around round, round, round like big ox, amen.

    I know I'm not big ox, right? Amen, say amen. Amen, forget about the, you know, so you feel like you're studying all the time. And here Paul says, "Is it oxen God is concerned about"? To the wisdom of the Holy Spirit he says, or does God say it altogether for our sakes? "For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he will plow should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope". God is writing this to teach us to take care of people who preach the Word to you. Next verse, "If we have sown spiritual things for", and Paul is including himself, "If we have sown spiritual things in you, is it a big thing if we reap material things"? That's what it's saying. Is it a great thing if we reap your material things?

    Some people drive a car around the road so many times, and they get millions of dollars. I'm going around with the Word of God, the eternal Word of God that transforms your life, your life with your children, and your future for all eternity. And yet, the world does not want to allow you, amen. Now, I'm not saying this for my benefit. No, no, no, no, I'm not drawing a salary from this church so I'm free to say this. For all the pastors that watching, for all the board members, for all the different ones that, you know, to change the mentality. And I'm not for that kind of prosperity that talks about, you know, you give 1,000 you get 10,000 You give 10,000, you get 1 million. I've never preached like that. That is nonsense, but I do go by what God's Word says. Beloved, I wish above all things that you'll prosper and be in health, even as your souls prosper.

    So, one person can renounce prosperity and all that, but I agree. I agree that I've never even preached that kind of prosperity, glitter and gold everything, you know, to show you how blessed I am. I'm never felt that. There's nothing wrong with me drawing a salary from this church, but for testimony's sake, for testimony's sake so that mouths can be silenced and for the good of this church because I know you're under the radar all the time with your colleagues, your friends, and all that, you can tell them your pastor doesn't draw any salary from the church.

    You know something, you know something? In America, they draw from their intellectual property, their books, their CDs, and all that kind of thing, and they are still pastors that draw salary from their church, so many of them. But I choose not to here in Singapore, why? The Lord told me to, not because my board is not generous. I got the best board that doesn't deserve to be nailed to the board and when you're with them, you're never bored unless one or two of them start talking for too long. I'm telling you, it's something the Lord told me. God took care of me all these years so that I have the moral authority to be able to help other pastors, and we are helping pastors all over the world, you know that, amen? Can I have a good amen, church? Is this helping you? Praise the Lord.

    So, "if we have sown spiritual things for you, is it a great thing if we reap your material things"? That car that goes round and round is he... why must you be so cover the guy's mouth? Don't eat, just go around. Give me every grain. You'd be surprised there are people who are wealthy who are very stingy. One of the biggest celebrities right now in America, just, you know, I don't know when he became a believer, but he started a church. I won't mention his name, and he started a church and he started saying, "You know, I started a church because I wanted", he got impacted by the gospel obviously, "And I want to preach, my pulpit is to preach that I have achieved great fame and fortune".

    And he's very famous, probably in the top 20 top celebrities, okay? And he says this, "I want a pulpit to tell people that fame and fortune does not satisfy". And yet there are preachers going around, you know, teaching the extreme of prosperity. So folks, let me just tell you right now fame, being famous and prosperity does not satisfy. Sometimes I wish I'm not well known. It's very peaceful when you're not well known. You eat quietly. You shop quietly. You move quietly. Kiss your wife publicly. No worry, can argue sometimes publicly. No one looking. You know, I'm telling you, you long for that fame and fortune you see in the lives, it's not peaceful at all. Many of them they, you know, I don't want to go into all that, just to let you know, fame and fortune doesn't satisfy, but God will prosper you so that you have more than enough to be a blessing to many, amen, amen?

    And if God does give you a notoriety in your business, God gives you a platform to speak from, an influence, increase your influence, it is so that he can reach more people for the glory of his Son, that they will know him and know that he loves them and be impacted by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Your career is just a means to an end, amen? And there's no telling what God would do to your career, to your life, to your ministry, if your objective is to glorify his Son, amen? It's not just, "Prosper me, prosper me". It's not that kind of teaching. I've never taught that. It's not just prosper me, it's prosper so that you have more than enough to be a blessing, amen.

    So okay, praise God. So that, what a fine example of showing and showing us that a law from Deuteronomy 24, verse 5 can be something that Paul looked at and said, "Wow, I see God's love for the ministers that are out there preaching the Word, including himself". And that's why in 1 Timothy, and let's look at 1 Timothy says, "Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor". In the New Living Translation it says be well paid, be paid well. And that's the word their in double honor, and the word double is double pay actually, especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching, let them be doubly paid. Churches that are listening to this, let your pastors be doubly paid, amen. It's in the Bible, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching, amen.

    So, now you know why I have this authority to speak, right? I want to bless all the pastors and churches around the world because there's this extreme teaching on prosperity. Now people are so afraid that they don't want to help their pastors anymore, right? Don't let the fear of Egypt come into the house of Zion, amen. Praise the Lord. I don't know why I'm preaching this, but it's good. It's all good. Praise God. What do you eat? What kind of food do you eat? In Leviticus 7, now, can y'all take Leviticus? "What is that, pastor"? I don't want to be under the curse. No, Leviticus is not a curse. Leviticus is the word in Hebrew to draw near. "Yes, go ahead, Pastor". Are y'all for it?

    Let's deal with the kind of food they ate. One offering is called peace offering. You bring the lamb, the lamb is, you lay hands on the lamb, right, and the lamb is killed, and it's offered on the altar. It's called shelamim. Shelamim means, it's plural for peace in every area, wholeness in every area of your life. It's the word shalom multiplied, shelamim, means you have prosperity in your body. And it's the word prosperity as well. It's the word wholeness in your body, not only that, in your mind. Literally, it's not just peace, it is peace's offering, the plural, in every area of your life, relationship and all that.

    When you offer, you learn to offer this offering, amen? And this offering is not compulsory. It is something that when you feel that God has done something in your life in the Old Testament, of course, they bring this offering to God. So, let's study this offering. It's called the peace offering. It should be what? Peace's offering, because in the Hebrew it's plural. Look at his, "His own hands shall bring the offerings", and the verse before this established that it is the peace offering, "made by fire to the Lord". Say the fat with the breast. Say the fat with the breast shall he bring, that the breast may be waved as a wave offering before the Lord. So, they killed the animal.

    Watch this, it's not a sin offering, not a sin offering. Sin offering I have to bring when I sin, so I bring my peace offering, my lamb, studies, the priest studies the animal, no blemish, okay. He gives me the knife, I kill it. I lay my hands on it first, and then I kill it. Now, this lamb is put on the altar, and it's dissected in different parts, but the breasts, the best part is the fat of the animal. That's burned on the altar. The fat, "the priest shall burn the fat on the altar", verse 31, "but the breast shall be the high priest's and his sons who are priests. The breast shall be Aaron's and his sons".

    So, the breast part after it's cooked, it's not cooked actually, it's burned, all right, but it's as good as cooked, right? You know what happens to the breast meat? The breast is given to the priests, the high priests first, and then it's food for the champion, and it's food for all the sons of Aaron. Do you know that you're all sons of Aaron today? Now, the type he is referring to Jesus who is Aaron, our heavenly Aaron, and Aaron back then was the high priest. Who is our high priest today? Jesus. And his sons? All of us. Okay, got it?

    What belongs to us, first of all it belongs to our high priest. Do you know that he was the one that was sacrificed on the cross as our peace offering? But what about him, when you read the Bible, do you look out for? You look out for his love. You look out for his love. When you see just now thou shall not muzzle the ox, you see his love and his care for people that are serving him, amen? You see, you look out for Jesus, but what are you look out for in Jesus? His love because his love is your food. So, they ate the lamb. Who is the lamb today? Jesus Christ. "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world". So, today our food that makes us strong is eating of his love.

    Back in the old testament, they literally ate the breast meat. You know, y'all eat chicken, right? Chicken Rice is my favorite dish, by the way, and I love chicken rice. I love the fried one and once in a while, I go for the white one, you know? But I love Chicken Rice. Let's go, come ah. Y'all give me a treat, amen. How many like to give me a treat? Come on. All right, can give me a treat already, come on. Chicken Rice come in what? Leg or breast, right? Do you want to leg or the breast? So, back then I just touched on the fat. You keep on reading, the next verse says the leg, the leg is also roasted, amen. It's a picture of Jesus's love and Jesus's strength.

    How many know that the right thigh, or the right shoulder in this peace offering, is the strongest part? Because the animal for them, there's no thigh or shoulder. It's the same, it's the strongest part here and it's burned. And you know what they do after that? They take the breast meat that's cooked, that's burned before the Lord, God had accepted it and they do this is called wave offering. It's a wave offering, got it? All right, and then they think the thigh that's cooked, you know what they do? The heave, it's called heave offering, they're doing this. Can you see something? Yeah, very good.

    I love New Creation Church, amen. Praise God. That's why I'm the pastor of this church because I love this church. They make me smart, hallelujah, amen. Even when you look at them, they all look intelligent but everybody is or not, I don't know but they look intelligent, amen. I look down, at Pastor Lawrence and Pastor Mark and their mouth will be slightly open. Wah man, I'm telling you that's intelligence because they are receiving. You ever see the little birdies when the mother bring back the worm? And once a while, once a while I see Pastor Lawrence do a... I hope they're still eating, amen.

    The breast shall be Aaron's and his sons, Aaron's and his sons. You are what you eat. You are what you eat. They feed on the love of Jesus, not only that, Jesus himself feeds on his love. You know what... is love? He feeds on the fact he loves you. He enjoys, that means that tells me his food is to love you. His nourishment, his enjoyment is to love you. Eating, it start out with enjoyment in the Bible. He enjoys loving you. Oh, think about that, people. He enjoys loving you so much so that for him all the sacrifice is nothing compared to the joy set before him in loving you. So, he feeds on his own breast, and then his sons feed. We feed on his love for us. He feeds on his love for us.

    You are listening to preaching from Leviticus, you know? Leviticus, some some of them, the Christians their pages of Leviticus is all tight, stuck together. No one dares to read this. "Cut this, cut that. Don't drink this, don't drink that". You know, Leviticus, the Book of... now you understand something from Leviticus, amen. Jesus, I'm boasting right with a friend. Hey friend, you know why the breast down here or not? Make sure it's the right kind of context, okay? The love, like John leaned on Jesus's bosom. He was feeding on Jesus's love for him. Oh, hallelujah. So, make sure you read the Bible, you start getting bogged down with all the different preaching that doesn't unveil his love but instead, you feel like God's judgment is on you.

    You can read the Bible and still misinterpret, but Paul saw something that others didn't see, that God cares for the oxen. And who is this oxen? Amazing. Are you with me so far? Unless something else, not only the Word of God unveils, you know, the truth that we are talking about. Like with the peace offering, eating of Jesus, where do you find his love? In the Scriptures, amen? We find this book telling us how much he loves us, so we feed on the Word of God, but we also feed on Communion.

    Next time you take Communion, take it in love knowing that he loves you. Don't take it like, "I'm going to do Communion. I have to do Communion. I'm a new creation, therefore I have to do Communion". You have that kind of attitude, you know, you missed it. It must be a revelation that you are receiving Communion. And who is giving? Jesus. Imagine him every day in your house getting ready, right in the morning. Don't take in the morning, he's still waiting for you to receive. Have you spent time with him? Always seem like that and it will not become a ritual. It will not become legalistic. It is something you receive not something you do. Abraham received from Jesus. The bread and wine was in Jesus's hands. He received from Jesus, amen, amen.

    So, when you receive and you eat, just know that he loves you. "This is my body broken for you". Think of that two words, those two words, "for you", for you. "My body was broken for you. My blood was shed". What was it for? For you, amen? Feel the love of God. Don't just eat it like magic, you know? That's why I thank God that this book is available so that all the compressed wisdom down through the years that God has unveiled during the Holy Communion can be put in the book, and people can read, amen, and find themself knowing the most important truths about this and feeling on it. And one of the experience I have in going through the book is that I feel like God loves me, more and more the conviction that the Lord loves me.

    So, feed on his love every time you think about Communion, just feed on his love. Not just by his stripes I'm healed, but why did he take those stripes? See him being beaten, scourged. By his stripes, I am healed. By his stripes, your blood pressure is healed. By his stripes, your headache is gone. By his stripe, your liver is made whole. By his stripe, no more kidney troubles. By his stripe, your heart is made whole. The Lord is strengthening your heart. You have a heart of a young man, amen, 120% restoration. And the Bible says that they partook of the Lord's Supper, pass over the very first Passover in Egypt, and the next day they came out, not one feeble among them.

    The word "feeble" there is also the word for none of them limped as they went out. It's the Hebrew word also for limp. None of them had leg problems. Because they were slaves, they all worked day in and day out, injured their back, their legs and all that and now no back problem and they can walk straight. You know, out of the three million people how many were old people? They were there for years, people, many old people and they all walked straight. We have not touched yet, you know, the fullness. "Why, can I just take, Pastor Prince, without knowing the teaching"? Because God works everything with faith.

    Faith is the currency of heaven. If you go to Japan, you must have yen, amen. You go to European countries, you must have euro, amen? Am I right? The dealings of God is you show God your faith, he'll show you the supply. And faith don't just come by saying, "I have faith, I have faith". Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God or reading the book. You're hearing the Word of God that's declared in the book. The reason I recommend my book because I know myself. I know there's no bones in it. All right, don't mistaken, this is not the Bible. You must read the Bible, amen. But in case you get misconstrued, misconstrued a verse or mistranslate another verse, there's this book to help you, amen?

    So, I want you to really understand revelation is so important. There must be a freshness to the revelation. You know, when they ate the peace offering, listen, listen, I'm coming to a close, and God is doing something already in people's lives. You know, I do not know who you are, but when you heard about the nodules in the throat, God dissolved your nodule. Go back to the doctor, tell the doctor, all right, to check, test your nodule, amen? You'll find that you have been healed. Please write to the church, don't just enjoy it. I meet people all the time outside and they tell me testimonies and I say, "Did you write to the church"? "No", not all of them, okay, not all of them but, no. But so many more testimonies out there, please write to us and let us know.

    Now, just one truth before I release you. Notice that the breasts, which is Aaron's and his sons, keep the freshness of this truth in your heart. Feed on the love of Jesus. You know why? There's a commandment given to them. Once you have the breast meat, you can eat it today and tomorrow. Let's drop down to that. All right, "The flesh or the sacrifice of his peace or peaces offerings for Thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day it is offered. He shall not leave it until morning".

    Now, notice the peace offering is called the peace offering of the Thanksgiving. That's the Eucharist, the Communion. The Communion is called Eucharist because in Greek Eucharist means Thanksgiving. Do you see that? It's a picture of Communion. So, when you partake, you must eat the meat on the same day. For them, they must eat the same day. What does that tell you? Eat the Lord's Supper as if, when you take the bread, as if he just died just now. He died this, just now. Don't partake as if oh, he died 2,000 years ago, so long ago, you know? Keep to the freshness of it and also the freshness of the revelation.

    You know, I don't like to sound preachy and all that. That's why it's important for you to have teachings about the Communion that saturate you, especially when you're going through a trial, a physical trial of faith because you're keeping fresh the truths. It's not I'm living by what I used to know truths. It's faith doesn't come by having heard the Word. Faith comes by hearing and hearing. It's a fresh, amen. You cannot be sustained by the memory of chicken rice. No Singaporean will just take the memory. No, no, no, they will eat it. And yet people eat the same food again and again, and this we only complain because their heart was wrong. It is not that bread is light, they have become light. There's no more glory in their lives so the estimation of Christ is no more there.

    Don't let the world suck you into a place, right, where Christ is no longer warm in your heart. Like Peter, he followed Jesus from afar long before he denied knowing Jesus. No, John was close to Jesus, amen, even at the foot of the cross. Don't let the world, you know, feed you with their garlic leeks and onions. It can't even satisfy them, how will it satisfy you, amen? And the things of the world can actually rob you of the revelation of Christ and how he is your bread, how he is your living water, how he is your sustenance, how he is your resurrection, how he is your light. The world can actually tell you, "We have light. Read this, read that". The occult are offering the light. The mystery of this, the mystery of that.

    I was sucked into that years ago before my teenage years, I was sucked into that, occultic teachings. Don't fall into all this, church. Feed on Christ alone. And drop down in verse 18, "And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offering is eaten at all, on the third day", see third day? Now, go back again just now, the previous verse. Shall be eaten on the same day, right? But by the way, there's another offering called if I come to God with a vow, back then they have vows. We don't have vows today, amen. But the vow has the... you can eat the meat for two days. It's still fresh, okay, before Thanksgiving on the same day. And here it says what? On the third day, you cannot eat anymore. Any of the flesh, the sacrifice of his peace offering is, "And if any of the sacrifice is eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, nor shall it be imputed to him". But that tells me, shall be imputed to him.

    If I think the breast meat, the love of Jesus and I feed on the love of Jesus, something is imputed to me. If you partake of the Lord's body and you think about him loving you, that's why they have broken body, and you feed on his love, something is imputed to you. Do you see that, eating and the imputation? In this case it's negative. If you eat on the third day, it will not be accepted, nor shall it be imputed to him. Do you see that? Do you see or not? In other words, what about the third day? The third day is too far from the day it was sacrificed.

    In other words, stick close to the sacrifice. Keep the freshness, third day is too long already. Keep to the freshness of the revelation. Today you are refreshed. As you partake, we should partake the Lord's Supper here today at the end, right? Because the freshness is there. That's why I'm telling you when you partake after you hear the sermon, it's different. You see, even people get healed because they're in a place where the power of the Holy Spirit's freely flowing. That's the beauty of the church, people, and that's why we meet on Sunday. Don't say this is a, this is superstitious to meet on Sunday.

    Right, friend, Jesus rose on a Sunday, the first day of the week. The Jewish people, they work, work, work, work, and they rest on Shabbat, Saturday. All right, a new creation has come. In redemption, we enter into his rest the first day, and then we can work. Are you listening? And Jesus didn't appear to the disciples again until the next Sunday. They were by the Lake of Galilee and he walked, "Have you caught any fish"? Remember that? That's the next Sunday. Remember, he appears on Sunday to Sunday to Sunday, why? The teacher saw there's a special presence and manifestation when we come together on a Sunday.

    I know people say things like, "Sunday doesn't mean Sunday Christian". No, there's something special about Sunday when I see in the Scriptures. Thomas, one of his disciples meets one Sunday and became an unbelieving believer. So, one Sunday he didn't appear and Jesus appeared and they say that, "Hey, the Lord appeared to us and all that, I won't believe until I touch". You know, he didn't believe in the resurrection because he wasn't there on a Sunday. He's one of those, "Whether you do it Sunday, Monday, Tuesday doesn't matter, lah". It matters. And the next Sunday the Lord appeared and the Lord told Thomas, "Feel me, touch by hands, touch my scars". He says, "My Lord and my God".

    For those who tell you that Jesus is just a man, not God, listen to what Thomas said. And Jesus did not rebuke him, "My Lord and my God". Jesus is God as well as man. In the Book of Acts on the first day of the week, they came together to break bread. Acts 20, write it down, go back and read. On the first day of the week they came together to hear Paul. They had the best speaker in town. By the way, Paul was just passing through. Paul stayed there for one week and then broke bread on Sunday. Upon the first day of the week, they came together to hear Paul? No, to break bread. How far we have fallen from this. We come together to hear a speaker. We come together... no, their purpose they come together is to break bread. And my time is up, praise the Lord.

    Every head bowed, every eye closed all across this place. Friend, if you have never put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, let me tell you this, whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. He loves you, and he died on the cross for your sins. It's all born away. If you put your trust in him, it becomes effectual. It is imputed to you. It's no more out there. It is imputed to you the moment you put your trust in Christ, not just in God, in Christ, the Lord Jesus Christ. If that is you wherever you are right now, you're gonna pray this prayer to ensure that you're born again, your sins are forgiven, and resurrection life, abundant life, will now begin in your life. In Jesus's name if that is you, pray this prayer with me right now.

    Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love for me, for sending your Son Jesus Christ to die for my sins on that cross. I thank you all my sins, past, present, and future have all been remitted. They're all sent away and never to be remembered by you. Thank you, Father, Jesus Christ rose from the dead. He conquered death for me. I'm now in him because Jesus Christ is my Lord. Thank you, Father, in Jesus's name. And all the people said? Amen, amen, amen.


    Praise the Lord, stand to your feet. Have you been blessed? I've been blessed preaching to you, praise the Lord. And I want you to know that regardless of what is happening in the world today, right, do not get stuck and feed on the bad news, okay? Will you keep that in mind? That's your homework, feed on the good news, amen, or else you'll be very, very depressed, amen. People who counsel people in depression, sometimes they end up in depression because they're feeding on the counselee's problems. Make sure that you don't do that, amen. Counsel people but feed on his promises, feed on Jesus, amen. Lift your hands all across this place.

    This coming week, the Lord bless you, bless you and your loved ones. And the Lord keep you, preserve you, protect you, and your families from every danger, from the harmful effects of the haze, from every sickness, from depression, from fear, from all fears, and from all the powers of darkness. In the name of the Lord Jesus, the Lord make his face to shine on you, be favorable to you throughout this week, you and your loved ones, and the Lord grant you shalom wholeness and well being in your body. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and all the People said, amen.






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