The Power Of Grace-Filled Words | Joseph Prince Ministries

The Power Of Grace-Filled Words | Joseph Prince Ministries

during the time of Crisis Caesar was in

charge and Caesar was the epitome of


on Earth at that time but God moved on

his heart to to decree a a text

a consensus

so he can text the population that's

under the Roman rule

all that God did so that a little baby

would be born at the right place

to fulfill Bible prophecy

so we can see events happening in the

world good and bad

like Isis and all that and we asked

ourselves the question where is God

all right and why is God not moving and

I'll tell you this there's a word in the

Bible the cup of the amorites is not yet


when God moves God moves at the right

time God didn't destroy Pharaoh in the

Army in their palace God being destroyed

when they were oppressing the people of

God God didn't destroy them along the

way God destroyed them at the right time

at the right place when his people know

there is no way I can go forward there's

no way I can go backwards we are stuck

and God showed up

so let me just tell you this

God is more patient than any of us

realize and if there's a delay God is

dealing with us as well

so that our hearts are all in the right


when a miracle comes it will make us


and say that it is us okay all right so

here it says uh by the way you know we

have an example of this even our father

in Heaven

did that with his son our lord Jesus our

lord Jesus first miracle was turning

water into wine

at a wedding right and

before that first miracle the father

opened the heaven when Jesus was

baptized he came out of the River Jordan

and the Bible says I love this one the

Bible says God opened the heaven to him

is that all the heaven was opened to him

all Heaven opened to him you are in him

you're an open heaven

amen all Heaven opened to him when Jesus

came at the water and the father said

you are my beloved Son now this was

before he did even one Miracle you are

my beloved Son a son well loved

in you I am well pleased the very next

chapter the Bible says he went into the

Wilderness to be tempted of the devil

and he won

so what we need to do to help our

children to win the Battle of Life out

there is to constantly affirm to them

and he said but they don't deserve to

hear that

you understand in part Grace

undeserved favor tell them you know you

are my precious one you I love you so


I'm so pleased with you but there's

nothing for me to please with you you

understand not stop that work mentality

can you stop that and start looking at

the person the gift that God has given


and start saying I'm well pleased with


that will build them up that will impart

Grace to them and when they are under

grace sin has no Dominion

amen Church all right then it says do

not grief the holy spirit of God by whom

you will sealed for the day of

redemption let me tell you this the Holy

Spirit I'm not going to leave you

he is there until the day of redemption

the day Jesus comes back all right the

picture here is very interesting it is

like a down payment where in those days

of of Paul and all that you go to the

marketplace and it was even so until

recently all right you go there and you

put a down payment we still do that you

know we buy some object we put a down

payment but most of you just pay off

right just put a down payment which

means what I'll be back

for the purchase possession

amen and meanwhile the down payment is

the holy spirit he puts the holy spirit

in all of us and we are filled with the

Holy Spirit for the day of redemption

when something is still it shows

ownership in those days it is filled

with red

right and red is a picture of the blood

of Jesus that means you are his

when he returns he'll return for you

and you cannot lose your salvation

because you can even grieve the holy

spirit all right because you are still

with him if the Holy Spirit leaves you

the moment you sin there's no point it's

redundant to say Do not grieve the Holy

Spirit by whom you are still

until the day

of redemption makes no sense

people all right which means we are safe

once you're safe you're still you are

safe forever

the holy spirit will not leave you

all right but nonetheless is do not

grieve the holy spirit so the question

is how do you grieve the holy spirit so

this is this is really a subject where

I've shared this before and you know

when I was younger I remember you know

with the the charismatic move where God

was pouring on his Spirit on All Flesh

and and people were being baptized in

the spirit speaking in tongues you know

and their lives were being transformed

Miracles were happening I still remember

one of the the backlashes of that people

become more conscious of the Holy Spirit

Unfortunately they leave the Bible

all Spirit no word you blow up

all word all Bible all word and no

Spirit you dry up

all word

all Spirit you grow up

so remember in our church we believe yes

in praying tongues we believe but we we

are a stickler for the word of God

can never go to a man so that you grow



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so I remember uh being in a Christian

Bookshop and I hear some conversation

people are talking they never realize

that future Pastor there

and they were saying that well this lady

came into my Care Group you know and my

cell group they're saying and and and

and she's always her makeup was horrible

it was so thick and she was this and she

was dead and young as I was as a

teenager as I'm reading my book I felt

like the spirit of God inside me was

saying she's just jealous

just jealous of that girl I'm gonna tell

you this the Lord was grief she said

well that's interesting how does she

know the law is grief so you know the

moment she stepped into the the Care

Group you know I could sense in deep

down inside my heart was grief no you

were jealous

it was your jealous heart that was grief

you got jealous of her all right so

people use this for all kinds of oh

grief I'm grief you know it's almost

like I don't like the way you look I'm

grief it's something about you

you know I don't like the way you you

wear your your tie I'm grief I don't

like the way you wear your hair I don't

like the way your makeup is you know

anything they like they can say just


all right but let me see

the contacts here I love the pushing

context okay so the word grief here is

too Leo in the grid

and the Holy Spirit Jesus are one

Whatever Jesus experienced the Holy

Spirit and Jesus are one

so that what grief is so Leo you don't

care about it but just let you know

and we see sulio in the life of Jesus

and the only place where it says he was

grieved is here in Mark 3 Jesus entered

the synagogue again and a man was there

who had a withered hand so they watch

him closely

this is to me amazing how these

religious people Jesus was there a man

who had a withered hand one of the

church members was there with a withered

hand all right and they watched Jesus

closely whether he would heal

they knew he can heal

they want to see whether he would heal

on the Sabbath so that they might accuse


you know how terrible

you can turn Christianity into a a



I thought Jesus told them prostitutes

and practically like this were going to

the kingdom before you

hear this God is against all sin I am

against all sin but there are overt sins

that God finds easier

to deal with than people with


with no overt sin

after all the first sin was a sin of


if you want to be like God eat from this

tree it wasn't a sin of adultery or

murdering Adam or

no it was a sin of self-righteousness

are you with me sofa are you all

learning people

so they watch him closely all right

verse three and he said to the man who

had the withered hand step forward I

love Jesus style he doesn't know you

know beat around the bush

amen he says step forward so they all

can see then Jesus said to them is it

lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to

do evil to save life or to heal but they

kept silent

you want when he looked around at them

with anger folks this is the first time

ever in the Bible

it's recorded that Jesus was angry I

know you are thinking of Jesus went to

the money changes the table overturn it

at the temple because they were abusing

the people Amen in in the money exchange

and all that but there's no record I

believe he was angry but there was no


that he was angry the word anger doesn't

appear there we assume we read into it

but where it appears is this passage and

let's see what makes the Lord angry okay

not only angry being grieved and this is

what grief is the same word sulio

over here together grift amen with the

holy spirit so what Grace the Lord

he look at them if anger being grieved

by the hardness of their hearts

you know the lack of Grace

a heart heart

that was that's what greets the Lord

that you cannot even open your heart to

Grace and when you see you see people

preaching Grace for example you get

angry he's giving people license to sin

amen oh he's just telling people they

can break the Step Up what has that got

to do if someone getting healed someone

getting saved

a man hot hot they cannot respond to

God's grace whereas the tax collectors

and the prostitutes can they cannot

respond to God's grace

it's terrible all the people that Jesus

did miracles on what are unstopping deaf

ears opening the eyes of the blind

cleansing the lepers they were all


the ones who cannot receive are the

religious leaders of his day

think about that

and he's the same yesterday today and

forever what hinders people from

receiving is the lack of Grace a heart


turn to your neighbor and say don't have

a heart heart

wake the other person up and say you're

sleeping because of a hard heart

no I don't see anyone sleeping I'm just

saying for the fun of it okay so here

he says being grief same word so what

brings the Holy Spirit lack of Grace go

back again to Ephesians notice Grace and

grieving the Holy Spirit notice the

context there when your words are not

gracious when you give people what I'm

gonna tell them what I think they

deserve I'm gonna tell them oh I'm gonna

do it all right if you your words give

them what they deserve increase the Holy


by the same token if your words are full

of grace

it pleases the Holy Spirit

and you can sense it sometimes you can

sense it so Jesus was affirmed by the

father you know when the first time the

father says you are my beloved Son he

has not even done one Miracle you know

where that happened that happened at the

lowest place on planet Earth

more than 1 000 over 100 feet below sea

level is near the Dead Sea and the place

where Jesus was baptized is very near

the Dead Sea and the Dead Sea is the

lowest place on planet Earth more than

one thousand over feet

below sea level

the other time we have the father

affirming Jesus by saying you are my

beloved Son he was on Mount Hermon and

Mount Hermon is the highest peak

in Israel and it's more it's more than 9

000 Over Feet nearly ten thousand above

sea level

one day I saw this never heard anyone

preach this and the Lord spoke to me and

the Lord says

in the most down moments in the lowest

places of your child's life

firm them

tell them you still love them and that

means what they have failed that means

maybe they lie to you that means they

did things behind your back and now you

found out about it they are in their

lowest moment that's the time to say

you're my beloved

I love you

in you I am well pleased you're gonna

say I'm pleased your action of course

in you you the person

you know I still love you you are

precious to me

in their lowest moments and whenever

they win something uh they try them in

live us they they have an achievement in

their highest places Mount Hermon affirm

them also because of all their friends

out there they are looking for your eye

all right don't be the story kind of

person you know on the same yesterday to

win forever

you know be a an affirming father

and tell them I'm so proud of you you

always will mean more than 10 friends

around him


praise the Lord


by the way let's go back to the story

Mark pre are you all learning are you

being blessed

so what makes Jesus

Jesus in Forever

Kia is not even talking about overt sin

it's lack of Grace anger all right by

the heart he said to the man stretch out

your hand and he stretch it out and his

hand was restored as whole as the other

then the Pharisees were happy they

jumped for joy and all the people say


oh sorry I got carried away it says then

the Pharisees went out and immediately

plotted with the herodians against Jesus

how they might destroy him

and the world has a

perverted response


when it comes to Grace

it's like another story was Jesus cast

the most demonized man no but nobody

there crossed the road that place by the

way is still in Israel all right the

Steep bank and all that nobody dead

crossed by there because there was a man

when they bound him with chains he could

break the chains Supernatural strain

because he was so demonized

about one thousand or two to two

thousand demons are in him

if you go by the word legion

and with one word Jesus said go and all

the demons left

and the Bible says he was at Jesus feet

cloth he was naked previously and he was

in his right mind he was crazy

previously cloth in his right mind at

Jesus feet that's where you all are


you're all sitting at Jesus feet

cloth thank God in your right mind

don't say it wife isn't he's in his

right mind amen

we don't want you here

and the Bible says Jesus went into the

boat with disciples and left

they could have brought all their sick

Lord Jesus my nose is crooked can you

make it straight I mean they could have

gone to him and taken advantage of the

grace of God he was undeserved favor

amazing until today people are still

fighting Grace

oh he didn't tell he didn't tell the uh

that guy to repent Jesus didn't tell

during the demonia repent

there are times he did with people in

his preaching but everyone who received

a miracle or a healing he never tells

them to repent before they receive he

never tell the guy at the pool of

Bethesda who was like in this condition

lame for 38 years he never says repent

he just healed him

did Jesus push repentance yes he did but

not as a qualifying for people to


in fact these people repent they come to

him they miss a repentance they come to

him I don't I no longer trust my own

efforts I come to the Lord

that's repentance repentance going on

every Service as people are hearing the

word of God

can never go to your man so what makes

God angry today same thing lack of Grace

it's not this overt sin what makes Jesus

great today same thing I want to stop

you and just show you something that

will blow your mind okay it's a personal

revelation that came from the Lord when

I was in Israel let's go to that passage

in Matthew 11

um Jesus said to what shall I liken this

generation let's do the backdrop

it's like children sitting in the

marketplaces and calling to their

companion and saying we played the flute

for you you do not dance now we played

the flute for you you did not dance

Jesus life in this generation that he

was in all right like children at the

marketplace and the children is calling

to one another and saying hey I played

the flute you did not dance and then we

mourn to you and you do not Lament

like they are so hardened they cannot

laugh they cannot cry

so the first Ministry playing the flute

and dancing is the celebration of Grace

that's the ministry of Jesus the second

one we mourn to you and you do not

lament is the ministry of John

and the Bible says uh earlier part it

says that all the law was until John

are you listening in fact John was

mentioned in the earlier part of this

chapter so this is the ministry of Jesus

and John Grace and law next verse

for John came neither eating nor

drinking and they say he has a demon so

John fast all the time

doesn't eat much doesn't drink much and

they say he has a demon

very hard to please on this generation

the son of man Jesus came eating and


all right and they say look a glutton

and a wine Viber

a friend I love this a friend of tax

collectors and sinners

what an Accolade to give to the son of


amen but wisdom is justified by our

children in other words

when it comes to John they said John is

too extreme

when it comes to Jesus they say he's too


they can't take law they can't take


that's how Jesus likened this generation

and then Jesus went on to say go on

then he began to rebuke the cities in

which most of his mighty Works had been

done because they did not repent now

here's the word repent they did not

repent they did not open themselves to

him that's what it means they didn't

accept him as the Messiah all right now


a lot of people Grace people they will

avoid the war war

not this Grace preacher all right I

preached the entire word and I intend to

preach and I preach Allah from the Old

Testament you all know that watch this

all right here's a new word that Jesus

never used


woe to you Corazon Corazon by the way is

still there in Galilee you can go there

to the ruins of Corazon there's a

synagogue it's all in Ruins tourists go

there to visit it's never rebuilt

it has never been rebuilt woe to you bad

cider bad cider take a look at bad cider

all right there was there's a place

where I was I preached from here this is

the entrance of that cider remember

Jesus brought a man out this is an

entrance he brought a man out who was

blind and healed him outside it's the

first indication ever that Jesus did not

heal inside the city he brought the man

out to heal him the whole city was so

full of unbelief that he he brought him

out so that he will not be hearing that

men who were about to receive will not

be hearing all the negativities

all right War to you corazon woe to you

but cider for if the mighty works

miracles in the great dunamis if the do

not miss the Miracles which were done in

you have been done have been done entire

and sidon tire and sidon by the way is

present-day Lebanon Northern of Israel

okay there were there were there was a

pot there called Tire very wealthy

famous pot like Singapore today back

then they are like the Singapore of that

day all right they are very uh famous

wealthy Port but during the time of

Jesus is just a Fisherman's Village

they were destroyed Alexander the Great

by the way uh if you go for ancient map

you look at Tire Thai is like an island

away from Lebanon but after Alexander

the Great you can see a peninsula to the

island why they said that the Greek the

Greeks can never conquer them Alexander

put debris

year after year until there was a land


and his men came in and conquered tire

is destroyed

okay so Jesus said if the mighty Works

which were done in you have been done in

tire and Silent they would have repented

long ago in sackcloth and Ashes if I

went there and cleansed the leper opened

the eyes of the Blind and stop deaf yes

tire and sidon would have repented

otherwise in other words bedside and

corazin rejected Grace

they never had the ministry of Grace

then watch this I was meditating on this

on my way back I was tired and I was on

board the plane on the way back from

Israel and I said Lord give me a verse

to meditate and he brought me to all the


now that's one passage you don't


so say Okay Lord I'll meditate on it so

I meditate on the walls and I came to


um the next one but let's read

versatility 22 first but I say to you

it'll be more tolerable for tire and

sidon in the day of judgment than for

you corazon and bedsider next verse

and you kepnam I know many of you go to

Israel you've been the captain you'll

see the ancient synagogue you see the uh

where Peter's house used to be right but

it's still in Ruins

it's never been rebuilt the funny thing

is that just down yonder on the other

side of the lake is a place called

Tiberius Tiberius was also in existence

during the time of Jesus but there's no

record in the Bible that Jesus ever went

to Tiberius and did Miracles and because

he didn't do miracles of Grace there all

right they never rejected Grace

therefore they are still until today

that's why your hotels are you know when

you go to Galilee by the lake of Galilee

all your hotels are in tiberias

it is not in bed fighter


amazing once you receive Grace make sure

you embrace it not reject it



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This set of sermon notes covers the main points of the sermon, Be Healed By The Washing Of The Word, preached by Pastor Prince on Sunday, 23 April 2023. We encourage you to listen to the full sermon to find out more, and receive God’s Word in season for yourself!

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  1. The provision for your healing has been fully supplied at the cross
  2. Feed on the Lord's love for you as you wait for your healing breakthrough
  3. Walk in abundant life and health as you behold the finished work of our Lord Jesus
  4. Receive your healing as you fill yourself with the water of the Word
  5. OWN THE WORD (Life Application)

The provision for your healing has been fully supplied at the cross

There are some of us who are still waiting for God to heal us. Instead of waiting for something to happen (e.g. waiting for your specific health condition to be called out during a service), be encouraged in knowing that God has already supplied you with the provision for your healing at the cross! Our Lord Jesus’ finished work at the cross has accomplished everything for us, including our healing. Healing is a gift that God wants us to freely receive.

While there are times people are healed immediately (e.g. during a time of healing ministry), there are also times our healing manifests progressively—first thirtyfold, then sixtyfold, then a hundredfold.

We see an example of this in John 4, when our Lord Jesus healed the son of a nobleman. In this story, the Lord Jesus was in Cana when a nobleman went to Him and implored Him to follow him back home to Capernaum to heal his son who was sick.

“The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!” Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”
—John 4:49–51 NKJV

“Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”
—John 4:52 KJV

The Greek translation for the word “amend” is “improve.” This means that the boy progressively began to heal as his father heard the words of our Lord Jesus. The nobleman had faith in what the Lord Jesus said and his son was healed!

Here we see how the nobleman’s son was healed even though Jesus was not physically with him in Capernaum. This demonstrates to us that our Lord Jesus is a Lord of space. Even if we do not have the Lord physically with us like the people during His time, it does not stop His healing anointing from flowing into our lives!

The supply for our healing has already been provided for at the cross. Today, we simply need to receive it by faith. And faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of Christ! God is not a respecter of persons (Rom. 2:11), but He is a respecter of faith. Even if there are times we still experience symptoms in our bodies, instead of doubting whether we have been healed, have faith to believe that healing has already begun and will continue to improve as we continue to listen to the preached Word about Christ.

Feed on the Lord's love for you as you wait for your healing breakthrough

Pastor Prince shares a personal story of how he injured his back during the week and how the injury was causing him a lot of pain. He did everything he knew to do: pray and partake of the holy Communion. Yet, the pain still persisted. In spite of this, he chose to receive his healing in faith and believed what the Word of God says. During this time, he also felt the Lord encourage him to pray in tongues. Over the next couple of days, he noticed his condition gradually improve and by the end of the week, the pain was no more!

Pastor Prince encourages us not to depend on our emotions but to depend on God’s Word during times we feel discouraged that our healing has yet to manifest. 2 Corinthians 6:2 tells us that “now (“kairos”—God-appointed time) is the day of salvation.” We are already, right now, living in the kairos time to receive our healing. And all the provisions we need for our healing today have already been given to us. Just like how we are saved by God’s grace through faith (Eph. 2:8), we are also healed by receiving God’s grace through faith (believing and confessing)! Even when you don't feel an immediate change, thank the Lord that you are already healed and have faith that it will manifest in His appointed time!

And as we wait for our healing to manifest, we can continue to grow in faith by partaking and receiving the Lord’s love for us. Here are 2 ways we can do so:

1. Partaking of the holy Communion
When we partake of the holy Communion, it’s important that we do not just see it as a ritual. Instead, we are to partake of it out of revelation, discerning that the Lord’s body was broken so that ours can be healthy and whole today (1 Cor. 11:24, 29–30).

Leviticus 7 talks about the law of the peace offering. The peace offering is a picture of the Communion. In this offering, the breast meat of the sacrificial animal is used. The breast is a picture of the love and affection of our Lord Jesus. Whenever we partake of the holy Communion, we are partaking of the Lord’s love for us!

The law of the peace offering also specifies that the offerer has to eat of the meat the same day it was sacrificed. What this means for us today is that when we partake of the holy Communion, we are to partake of the Lord’s Supper as if He had just died. Instead of seeing His finished work at something that happened 2,000 years ago, we are to keep His finished work fresh in our hearts!

2. Praying in tongues
There are times we might not know how to pray for our health. In times like these, Pastor Prince encourages us to pray in the Spirit. Here’s a practical prayer you can say before you start praying in tongues: “Holy Spirit, I do not know how to pray for my condition, but you do. So Holy Spirit, I yield to you, pray through me.”

Walk in abundant life and health as you behold the finished work of our Lord Jesus

All the events recorded in the Bible, especially the Old Testament, are examples and ‘tupos’ (types) written for our learning and benefit today (1 Cor. 10:11). An example we can draw insights about healing from is the offering of the red heifer mentioned in Numbers 19.

Most of the offerings (e.g. sin offering, peace offering, meal offering) are usually mentioned in the book of Leviticus. This offering of the red heifer is the only offering that appears outside of the Book of Leviticus. So why is it mentioned only here in the Book of Numbers?

The Book of Numbers records the Israelites’ wilderness journey from Mount Sinai toward the promised land. The offering of the red heifer is mentioned in chapter 19, towards the end of the wilderness journey (before they traveled to Moab). This is a picture of God’s provision for us, the end-time generation. And even though the children of Israel had failed multiple times, God still provided for them. This is a picture of God’s grace and mercy for us today, and His heart to provide for us independent of our works because Jesus’ finished work at the cross has qualified us to receive God’s provisions today!

Now, let’s a closer look at the details of this offering:

“Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, “This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which a yoke has never come.”
—Numbers 19:1–2 NKJV

The red heifer without blemish is a picture of our Lord Jesus, who did and knew no sin (2 Cor. 5:21). Not only that, notice how the law talks about the red heifer having no defect. This means that not only is Jesus without sin, but He is also someone with perfect moral excellence.

After the red heifer is sacrificed, it is burned with cedar wood, hyssop, and scarlet, until all that is left is ashes (v. 5–6). The ashes are then put into vessels, which are then filled with running water.

Let’s take a look at the different occasions the ashes of the red heifer are used:

“Whoever in the open field touches one who is slain by a sword or who has died, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. ‘And for an unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of the heifer burnt for purification from sin, and running water shall be put on them in a vessel. A clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water, sprinkle it on the tent, on all the vessels, on the persons who were there, or on the one who touched a bone, the slain, the dead, or a grave.”
—Numbers 19:16–18 NKJV

Here we see that the ashes of the red heifer are used to purify people who have come into contact with death. Since the red heifer is a picture of our Lord Jesus, its ashes are a picture of His finished work for us at the cross! And the running water in this offering refers to the water of His Word.

Many of us understand death as the time when our organs and body stop functioning. But death is actually a process. The Bible tells us that if we live after the flesh, we will die (Rom. 8:13). Yet, there are still many people who are living after their flesh. This shows us that death is a process. Sickness and disease are part of the process of death. But our Lord Jesus came to give us abundant life (John 10:10). And part of this abundant life is health! The Lord’s heart is for us to experience wholeness and health in all areas of our lives.

What this means for us today is that we can experience health and healing as we continually listen to messages that point us back to the finished work of our Lord Jesus, and how our sins and diseases have been fully taken at the cross. Some naysayers might come against this teaching and say that we should focus on preaching against sin. However, just like how dead brown leaves on a tree fall off when new life surges through it, the bad habits and sins in our life will fall away as we receive more of His abundant life!

Receive your healing as you fill yourself with the water of the Word

The more we hear the preached Word and fill ourselves with the water of the Word, the more we will experience the Lord’s healing in our lives.

The miracle of Jesus turning water into wine is another example that highlights the importance of listening to the preached Word. It is an especially significant miracle to learn from as it’s the first miracle our Lord Jesus ever performed.

“Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.”
—John 2:6–7 NKJV

The Lord Jesus told the servants to fill the waterpots to the brim with water. This is a picture of us filling ourselves up with the water of the Word. That’s our part, and the turning of water into wine (the manifestation of our miracle) is the Lord’s part!

Wine is also a picture of joy or the power of the Holy Spirit. This signifies how the Lord will release the power of the Holy Spirit and the anointing of God in our lives through the preached Word.

Notice how it’s recorded that the waterpots were there “according to the manner of purification of the Jews?” This refers to the offering of the red heifer. We know this since Hebrews 9:13–14 tells us that:

“For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

This shows us that the ritual of purification of the Jews mentioned in John 2 is the offering of the red heifer, where the unclean is purified using the ashes of the sacrificed heifer.

cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God” — Dead works here do not necessarily refer to sin. Instead, they primarily refer to things that we do to try to earn our right standing before God, to earn our healing. But when we try to rely on our own efforts, it is akin to us telling God that what our Lord Jesus has accomplished for us at the cross is not enough.

This is why it is so important to listen to sermons that point to the finished work of our Lord Jesus. It is when we know that our Lord Jesus has fully paid the price for our sins and our conscience is clear that we have boldness to go before God to receive the provision for our healing!

OWN THE WORD (Life Application)

Is there a health challenge you’ve been battling for a long while? Has the long season of waiting left you wondering . . .

When will it ever be my turn to receive my healing breakthrough?
Why can’t I be healed just like the people in all the testimonies I’ve heard?
What else do I need to do to receive my healing?

If that’s you, can I encourage you to hold on to this one truth: healing is a grace gift that God wants you to freely receive. The provision for your healing was fully supplied when our Lord Jesus went to the cross for you. His body was broken, stripe after stripe, for your healing (1 Cor. 11:24, Isa. 53:5). Today, there’s nothing more you need to do other than freely receive it.

But receiving is not always instantaneous. Sometimes, it’s a process. First thirtyfold, then sixtyfold, and then a hundredfold.

So how do you keep receiving and hold out for the hundredfold—your complete healing breakthrough?

By listening, and listening, and listening again to the promises of healing from a faithful God. By listening to His Word till your heart is so full of it that there is no more room for doubt and disappointment. Let His Word encourage you, strengthen you, and grow your faith as you wait expectantly for your healing and restoration!

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