Creflo Dollar — The Law of Receiving
We as Christians have been delivered from the Law of Moses. The Bible says for the righteous there is the end of the law, but for those who are not righteous, 1 Timothy chapter 1 and verse 8, the law still is valid for people who are not born again, for people who have not made Jesus the Lord of their lives, but we don't wanna get that confused with the laws that govern society.
You're free from the Law of Moses, but you're not free from the law of breaking a law in society. We're free from the Law of Moses, but we're not free from the laws that govern the spirit realm, the spiritual world. We're free from the Law of Moses, but we're not free from the law of gravity. You follow what I'm saying? That distinction has to be made.
So, we're not talking about being under the Law of Moses, where, you know, it's what you do first that determines what Jesus has done. Jesus has already done it, he said, "It is finished," and as far as redemption and righteousness, forgiveness of sins is concerned, that's a done deal.
But then, there are still principles and laws that govern things. There is the law of faith which is also the law of God, and what people do sometimes when they say, "You know, we're under grace. You don't have to work," well, we're not talking about doing works to earn what grace has given you, but there is a difference between the works of the law, where you're trying to work to try to finish what's already finished, you know?
You're trying to work to get righteous, when Jesus has already made you righteous, versus the walk of faith and the works of faith. You see now, if you doubt this, then what are we gonna do with praying? Stop praying because you're under grace? What are you gonna do? Stop confessing the Word because you're under grace? You stop meditating the Word 'cause you're under grace? You stop reading the Word because you're under grace?
That's not what that means, because what happens is there are laws. Seedtime and harvest is a law. Calling those things that be not as though they were is a law. It is a principle and works like gravity, like there are laws that govern gravity. We'd never learned about the law of lift that gave us flight if we didn't know about the law of gravity. Gravity still exists. Gravity existed during the time of Moses, and it existed under this covenant of grace right now.
You see, under the Law of Moses, you can jump out of a tree and fall straight down. You know you can do the same thing under the covenant of grace. Are you following what I'm saying? So, you have to make the distinction.
Now, there will be people that are coming around and, you know, they'll make everything, "Well, you know, that's the flesh." No, there are spiritual principles that govern life. Now, one of those principles I wanna talk about tonight is the law of receiving.
Please listen very carefully. The entire kingdom of God depends on God's Word. The entire kingdom of God depends on God's Word, just like the entire system of farming depends on seed, so, likewise, the entire kingdom of God depends on God's Word.
Now, I will say this tonight. That without a shadow of a doubt this is the most important message that I'll ever preach before in my life, because without this, everything else is just not gonna be in its proper place, and you'll see what I'm saying as we get started.
So, let's look at the laws that govern receiving. In other words, Jesus has already done what he's done, right? What is the law that governs receiving? He's healed you. What are the laws that govern receiving that healing? He's delivered you. Someone says, "Well, you just cop a squat and just wait." Well, there is too much going on in the world for somebody to say that to you, because the enemy wants to rob you of focus, and the way he can distract one vision is by giving you two visions.
All he has to do is just try to stop you from focusing. I mean, Jesus, I'm sure it was something to try to heal the sickness and disease, but I tell you what. It was probably as difficult to heal a sick mindset and sick thinking, okay? So, let's get into this and look at this. This is really, really, really, really good. I enjoy it every time I get a chance to teach it.
Verse 1, "And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land."
Now, what was Jesus doing according to the Scripture? He was teaching the Word. He was teaching the Word. Have you noticed as you begin to look through the Scripture, you find Jesus just doing what? Teaching the Word. I'm telling you there is a reason for that. Jesus was teaching the Word, and he's doing the same thing here, teaching the Word.
Don't ever forget what I just told you. That the entire kingdom of God depends on God's Word, so any Christian that thinks that "now that I'm under grace, I don't need to get in the Word," you are sadly, sadly mistaken, because everything in the kingdom depends on the Word of God.