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Joseph Prince - Walk In Divine Health And Life (Live at Lakewood Church)

Joseph Prince - Walk In Divine Health And Life (Live at Lakewood Church)
Joseph Prince - Walk In Divine Health And Life (Live at Lakewood Church)
TOPICS: Health, Healing

Hello, Lakewood. Hello, America. And the world is tuning in on social media as well. This is going to be a fantastic meeting, all right? Gathering of the united nations around the world watching the name of Jesus being lifted. Amen, let's hear it for him. Thank you, Lord. Praise your lovely name, Lord, hallelujah. It's all about you, Lord. Amen, amen, amen. Praise the Lord. You may be seated. Hallelujah. Every time I come here, you know, I was saying this in the first service, I feel like I'm coming home. And I really mean it. I don't just say that everywhere I go. I don't, okay? But every time I come here, I feel like I'm coming home and especially because of the Osteen family.

As a young pastor, I was looking for a role model, someone that I can learn from, that can mentor me. So even though I've never met him personally, I tune in on the internet to Pastor John Osteen. So I must say that he's the pastor that mentored me, and I never knew that even Joel Osteen existed at that time. But I learned so much from this pastor, and one of the things I learned was, like, little statements, you know, that changed my life, you know, impacted my ministry, statements like, "Blessed are the short-winded because they will always be invited back," amen? So I've learned, you see? That's why I get invited back, hallelujah.

And I have had this question asked of me. "Pastor Prince, who do you listen to"? And this is the honest truth. I listen to Joel Osteen. Even sometimes when I can't sleep in the middle of the night, you know, I just put on my MP3 and I listen to Joel Osteen preach, amen, especially on an audiobook, and it's just inspiring. It lifts you up. How many know that if you have trouble sleeping just like a sheep cannot sleep, cannot rest among the green pastures if it's troubled...sheep must be secure for it to rest. So if you're troubled in your sleep, the enemy is attacking you while you're sleeping, amen, just tune in to a Joel Osteen sermon, amen. Don't get those too very loud, fiery sermon during that time of the night, amen?

When you listen to Joel... I'm not saying that his voice puts you to sleep, I'm just saying that, you know, it's just inspiring. It lifts you up. You feel secure. You feel like you got the future secured, amen? And this ministry of hope... Bible hope is not a supposition. It's not like, "I hope so. I really hope so it's going to happen". May be so, hope so, no, no. Bible hope is a confident expectation of good in your future. That's Bible hope. Bible hope is defined, W. E. Vine, a Greek scholar, defines it as a certain, confident expectation of good. And every time he preaches, he puts on every one of us the helmet of salvation so that the enemy's thoughts cannot lodge in our minds, amen. Or when you listen to him, you get a brainwash. And do you know that a brainwash is actually the Greek word for repentance? Metanoia, change of mind.

So Joel may not always be using the word repent, but people are repenting every time the Word goes forth, amen? Well, praise the Lord. Thank you, Joel, for having me and you know, from one good-looking pastor to another, amen. I've got my new book out, "Eat Your Way to Life and Health". And if you haven't got this book, let me just tell you this. It is the book on the Holy Communion, and I think that it's a consolidation of all the best teachings. You know, the Lord taught me this truth about 20 years ago when I was... I was going to say young, a very young pastor. And we have seen amazing miracles through the Holy Communion. It's not like any other, you know, diet book. It's not about diet. And I thank God for all those books on diet plans and, they are helping people, amen? Or exercise regimens and all that.

Let me just say this. All creation is fallen, okay? All creation. Even you eat organic food, y'all, it's fallen. You know, you cannot trust in something that's fallen, but you can put all your hope and trust in redemption, all right? For the Lord to create, he only had to speak, but for him to redeem he bled, okay? So our trust is in redemption, amen? I observe good eating habits and I try to exercise as much as I can. Can you tell? Amen, you can't tell. Okay, it'll come. So I do my best to observe a good diet plan and exercise as much as I can, but all my trust is in redemption, in the Lord's Supper. That's redemption, amen?

The Lord said it like this to me many years ago. He said you can be fit going to the gym, but health cometh from the Lord. There are people who are fit. They run every day and then one day, bang, they are diagnosed with something and a few months they're gone. Let me just tell you this. Don't put your trust in that which is natural. By all means, eat well, but put your trust in redemption. How many know that God wants you well? The world with all the advancement of medical breakthrough and all that, I've never seen people more sick and even the body of Christ. You know, I flip on your channel and almost every other advertisement is about someone sick, someone needing this, someone needing that. The world is full of sick people.

Can you think, for one moment can you imagine that the Lord Jesus paid for our sins but never took care of our sickness, huh? You cannot even imagine that. In fact, the Bible says he went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil. And that's why dietary plans and exercise, all that is good, but it doesn't deal with the problem of sickness many a times. "Healing all that were oppressed of the devil". You cannot medicate the devil out, amen? And I'm not saying every condition is the devil, but I'm just saying you need supernatural means to combat supernatural powers, amen. And I believe that we're in the time and the seasons that Isaiah talks about, and definitely he's not referring to the millennium because in the millennium there's no darkness. It says, "Arise, shine; for your light is come. And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you".

The next verse says, "For darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples". Deep depression. We are living in those days. And what's going to happen to the church? "But the Lord shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you". And what's going to happen? "Your sons and your daughters will come from afar. The wealth of the Gentiles will come to you". It's not referring to the millennium. In the millennium, there's no darkness on the earth. It's all bright, amen. It's referring to the days we are living in when darkness is covering the earth. It is both the best of times and the worst of times, the best of times for the church of Jesus Christ, amen.

Hallelujah, look at this. You know, when Pharaoh refused to let Israel go, God sent plague after plague after plague and Pharaoh's heart was hardened. But the second-last plague just before the final plague of the death of the firstborn where God instituted the Passover for Israel, remember that? But the plague before that was a plague of thick darkness. Look at this. "Moses stretched out his hand towards heaven and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt". We are living in these days now. Everything in the book of Genesis is prophetic as well of the times we live in. This verse, Genesis is the book of beginnings as well as pointing to the book of endings. There's a tree of life here, there are trees of life, plural, in Revelation. It's like a mirror image.

And where are we now? We are living prophetically in a time when darkness covers the earth and thick darkness the peoples. If we switch off all the lights in this auditorium right now and there's a flicker of light afar, everyone will see it. We are living in the days when your light is going to be recognized. The world is hungering. They are jaded with all that they see, all the violence and all the immorality and all the things that, you know, one thing good about what's happening is that people are getting jaded. When they get jaded, the spiritual hunger is there. They're looking for something deeper, amen? And before Israel was given the ordinance of the Passover, they experienced thick darkness and the Bible says, but watch this. "They did not see one another", I'm referring to Egypt, not Israel. "They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days". But watch this. "But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings".

Amen, your families will have light in your dwellings when the earth is covered with thick darkness. You know, this thick darkness is supernatural darkness or else the Egyptians would just light with an oil lamp, right? And the fact the children of Israel had light, if the Egyptians see that, they will probably avail themselves of the same provision. But no, they can light a lamp and the light goes out. It's supernatural darkness. But for Israel, Israel's light is supernatural light. And you're going to have supernatural light in your homes, amen. It'll be a testimony. Your house is going to be like a lighthouse to all the world around. And I believe we are in the days when the world is going to look at the church of Jesus Christ and they'll realize all the answers, all the light, all the revelation, all the healing, all the health, all the salvation is in the house of God, in the church of Jesus Christ.

Amen, don't forget and don't neglect the church. And the one thing about social media and all that, it's good they can watch online. There are even people watching online right now, but don't neglect to come together. Don't forsake the assembling of ourselves together. You don't have the same dynamics. You know, social media is good for some things, all right? You can watch online, but it is no substitute for coming together as a church, amen. There's a special anointing that takes place when we come together. When God's people are in one accord, miracles happen, amen? And you just feel supernaturally lifted, inspired just in the presence of the body of Christ.

On the other hand, the work of the enemy is always to be antisocial and to withdraw, and that's a characteristic of the demoniac in the Bible, Legion, all right? He was demon-possessed, and notice that he was cutting himself. That's one characteristic, hurting yourself, and then he was all alone, amen. So if you feel a pull to be alone, resist that and come together. Come together the body of Christ, amen? Praise the Lord. Now, the Bible says right after thick darkness God told them to observe the Passover for the very first time. These were a nation of slaves. They were not treated well. They were under the whiplash of the hard taskmasters the Egyptians, and they don't have good diet. They are doing back-breaking work.

Can you imagine all those years of doing this back-breaking labor what that does to your back, what that does to your knees? And they don't have good nutrition. They probably have beriberis and all kinds of scurvy and all kinds of condition and yet something happened to them that night when God instituted the Passover. The Bible says in Psalms 105, verse 37, God brought them out. The next day they came out like this. They came out, God brought them out with silver and gold and there was none feeble among their tribes, none feeble among these slaves. These people who were not having good diet, they are being oppressed, they have all kinds of conditions. The older ones probably have problems like dementia and Alzheimer and age-related conditions in their bodies and yet they all came out, about 2 to 3 million of them, and not one feeble among their tribes.

Wow, it behooves us to find out what happened that night. Whatever happened that night that caused them to come out with silver and gold and none feeble I want in on it. How about you, amen? So for many years that became my search. I was very gung-ho about knowing. You know, I was really, really keen, especially a young pastor, to know that, "If this can happen to them, how much more for us who have the New Covenant established upon better promises"? Amen, and I realized that many of my church members back then they were sick. This was about 20 years ago. They were having all kinds of conditions. I'd just pray for them, and that's as much as I would do. But I felt in my spirit I felt there was more. God had more, and that got me on a search and one day it's like the scales fell off my eyes. This was the verse that changed everything. "For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep".

In talking about the Lord's Supper in that context, Paul is saying if you learn to discern the Lord's body. For the lack of discerning the Lord's body, for this reason of not discerning, many are weak. I kind of wish he didn't say many, but many in the body of Christ are weak and sick and they fall asleep. In other words, they die prematurely. So it behooved me, then, to find, what is the one reason, for this reason, many are weak and sick and die prematurely. And the verse before that is, "Not discerning the Lord's body".

So the body of Christ, they do take the Lord's Supper, but they tend to lump it together. Both the cup and the bread, they lump it as forgiveness of sins. "Lord, we remember you died for our sins. We thank you that you died for our sins". And they partake like one together. But no, the Bible says you need to discern the Lord's body. You need to make a difference between the two. You know, in all the Levitical offerings of the animals in the Old Testament, when they bring a lamb before God, the lamb is killed in a very humane way. They slice the carotid. The lamb would go unconscious and then dies and then they put the lamb on the altar. However, this lamb is not end by itself. It's a type pointing to the true Lamb of God that will come to die for our sins.

So Jesus is the fulfillment of all the sacrificial lambs that was offered, with one exception. Jesus was tortured before he was put on the cross. He was scourged. He was beaten. He was battered, why? For by his stripes we are healed, and for the failure of discerning the Lord's body, so when we fail to discern the Lord's body, we are not partaking worthy of what he did. Another thing, when you take the cup and you are sin conscious, like what is taught... you know, in my church many years ago when I was very young, all right, I would listen to this kind of preaching in my church that I came from. They would say that if you have any unconfessed sin, get right before you receive the Lord's Supper or else you might fall sick or die prematurely.

So every time the cup would pass by me, you know, I just let it pass, amen. It's a new pass over for me. "Let it pass. My mama didn't raise no fool". Amen, just in case there is an unconfessed sin in my life. How many did the same? Come on. And as a result, something that is supposed to be a Eucharist, a thanksgiving, you know, a sacrament that we proclaim the Lord's death, something we remember him by becomes something that we shun all because of erroneous teaching, amen. They have turned taking an unworthy manner into if you are unworthy, you cannot come. Hey, Jesus died for unworthy people, come on. Jesus died for people with sin.

Amen, so how do you partake in a way that's worthy of him? Well, you take the bread and say, "Lord, I thank you that by your stripe I am healed". That's worthy of what he did. You are honoring him. And you take the cup. What did Jesus say about the cup? In Matthew in the upper room when he introduced the Lord's Supper, he says, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for the forgiveness", not consciousness, for the forgiveness of sins. Every time you drink the cup, the way you do it in a manner worthy of him is say, "All my sins are forgiven". Amen, that's worthy of him.

So when you take the bread and the cup, judge yourself healed. That's how you judge yourself accurately. And judge yourself by the cup forgiven of all your sins: past, present, and future. Instead, we turn the whole thing around in a way that's not worthy of him. You know, we act like because of the Lord's Supper, we didn't take it correctly, then we fall sick. No, no, no. Sickness is already here. Long before you take the Lord's Supper, hey, sickness is already here. Ever since Adam fell, the divine sentence is in the world: disease, decay, death. The Bible says God doesn't want his people condemned with the world, and that condemned there is the divine sentence of decay, disease, death. God doesn't want us to be condemned with the world, so he gave us the Lord's Supper to escape it. Instead, we turn the whole thing around and almost, like, blame the Lord's Supper for causing this condition. I want you to sit back right now and watch this amazing testimony.

Kathy: When we first heard the news, we were in shock. My husband has always been someone who loves life, who likes being active, who enjoys his work and now he's being told to get his affairs in order. The doctor told us that Marcus had Alzheimer's disease. She told us that it had progressed a lot further than she expected. She told him to get ready to leave his job and retire, permanently. We weren't ready to hear that, then we decided, "No, no". We weren't going to accept that either, so we gave the situation to God. What really helped was listening to Pastor Prince's sermons and especially the ones about the Holy Communion. So we began to take the Communion together at home, and we took it often. It didn't happen immediately, but we really believe that that, that was the turning point. Four and a half years later, my husband went for another MRI and that's when we saw. We saw our miracle. Till today I remember the look on the doctor's face. She was so confused. She stared at the scan and then she stared at us, and finally she said, "I'm looking at a healthy brain. There's no sign of Alzheimer's disease here". So there was nothing left for her to do but to remove the diagnosis. I am just so grateful to the Lord for his healing, and I am so, so happy to have my husband back. We believe that there are many, many more good years ahead for us.

Amen, amen, we give praise to God. Now, did you hear what she said? They partook daily for 4 years. So it's not something that, you know, you believe all at once and then it happens. We have many testimonies like this. We have testimonies of people who have a back condition. Someone injured their back, they partook and then almost immediately, that same evening, they are healed, amen. But we thank God for all what we call spectacular healings. But most of the testimonies that we have in this book, "Eat Your Way to Life and Health", are testimonies of incremental healing. In every chapter there is a testimony, and most of them, from America, by the way, they are testimonies of people who receive healing incrementally just like Marcus.

We have testimonies of another lady. Also, in this book I share of a lady who actually said her mother was suffering from dementia and she was forgetting even the names of all her family members and their faces. She could not recognize them. That's how much she deteriorated to. But when the daughter heard about my teachings on Communion, they partook of the Lord's Supper. On the third day she said her mother woke up, and she looked at her mother and she looked 10 years younger. Not only that, she could call all the family members by their names and she recognized all their faces. Now, that is what I call spectacular. Almost overnight. But we thank God however the manifestation come.

Listen, Jesus talk about a thirtyfold harvest. Thirtyfold means what? Seventyfold still sick. The pain is still there, but there's a thirtyfold increase already, amen, of health and healing. Then comes sixtyfold. Now there's more healing than sickness. Then a hundredfold, amen. Don't give up. Keep on partaking. "Give us this day our daily bread," amen. If you ask the question, how can something so simple, something so small, how can a simple crumb, don't forget what Jesus said to the Syrophoenician woman who came on behalf of a daughter who was sick, who was oppressed, and she asked for healing. And the Lord says that the children's bread belongs to the table, belongs to the family. Jesus calls healing the children's bread. It's your bread.

And remember what she said? In the Greek it says like this. Even the puppies, not dogs, even the puppies, love pets. Even the puppies eat the crumbs that fall from the master's table. Even a crumb can drive a demon out. Even a crumb can heal that daughter. And Jesus looked at her and says, "Oh, woman, great is your faith". We need to know the ways of God. Too many of us, you know, we go for the great and mighty and famous and expensive. You know, we want the latest equipment, the latest whatever it is, and it always costs money. Hey, listen, the Lord's Supper, you can avail yourself anytime. It's like the things of God. It's available for everybody. It's available for everybody, amen? God uses the weak things of the world, like a crumb, to put to naught the things that are.

God uses the weak things to confound the mighty. That's the way of God. God use someone like me, who in my high school I was a stutterer and I couldn't even stand to string a sentence together. And the Lord said, "I'm going to make a preacher out of that boy". Amen. And, you know, it's God's ways. God love the weak things. Amen. Smile at your neighbor and say, "There's hope for you". Amen? There's hope for all of us because we have a lot of infirmities. Amen? "My strength is not made perfect in your strength. In fact, your strength is a hindrance to my strength," the Lord will say to us. "My strength is made perfect when you realize you are weak in that area". Unfortunately, our problem is that we are not weak enough. You cannot save a drowning man when he's not weak enough. He will pull you down. Amen.

So a simple crumb. "What about this, Pastor Prince? A simple act of eating, what's that? How can a simple act of eating reverse that disease in my body? How can a simple act of eating heal me"? Well, don't forget it was a simple act of eating that caused all men to fall. Think about it. Doesn't it stand to godly reason then that by a simple act of eating you can eat your way to life and health and into all the blessings of God? Amen. Hallelujah. Jesus said, "My body, my flesh is food indeed and my blood is drink indeed". And we have forgotten the early church broke bread from house to house, from house to house. Not just daily, from house to house. And in Acts 20 in a place called Troas, which is know Helen of Troy, the Trojan Horse? Well, Paul was visiting Troy, and then he was looking out for the believers there.

And notice how the believers came together upon the first day of the week, which is a Sunday. It says, "On the first day of the week, when the disciples came together..." Notice they came together to break bread, not to hear Paul. They had the best speaker in town. Come on, the apostle Paul himself, a preacher of hope and grace. Hallelujah. Amen? They had the best speaker. But they didn't come together to hear Paul. They came together to break bread. We have deviated from that. Amen. The early church was radical about this. And I think God is going to bring the radical back in this. Amen. Praise the name of Jesus. You know, the Jewish people, when they observe the Lord's Supper, it's not like a sentimental kind of, you know, the western mentality of "Remember me". The Lord says, "Do this in remembrance of me". Right?

We have this idea, "Yes, Lord, somewhere along the way during the day I'll just remember you in a sentimental way". No. The Jewish mind, when it comes to remembering, it's always to reenact. And that's why every year Jewish people all over the world, they reenact the Passover. On the night of the Passover, the Lord said, "Put the blood on the doorposts and on the lintel". Notice the doorposts and the lintel making the cross of Jesus Christ. And God says, "When I see the blood, I will pass over you". He did not say, "When I see your good works. When I see your good name. When I see your good reputation". No. "When I see the blood, I'll pass over you". Amen? It's the blood of his son. Hallelujah.

Now, while the blood was put outside for God to see, what was the family doing inside the house? They were eating the roasted lamb. Now, I want to say roasted. It must be roasted in fire. God says, "They shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire..." Notice the Passover, which is a type of the Lord's Supper in the Old Testament, is actually instituted at night, just like communion was instituted at night. That's why it's called the Lord's Supper, not the Lord's breakfast. And it speaks of your night seasons when you receive a bad report and you will, especially at night season, you know, you wake up in the middle of the night, your heart is pounding. Besides listening to Joel Osteen, what do you do, you know? And the night seasons seems to make everything appear bigger, louder. During your night season, what do you do? Eat the Lord's body, amen, and proclaim the Lord's death. For how often? Till he comes. We'll be doing this till he comes. Can I have a good amen?

When Israel in the Old Testament, the way they proclaimed the Lord's death was to offer a burn offering. When Prophet Samuel offered a suckling lamb, and the Philistines were drawing near, the Bible says the Lord thundered from heaven and discomfited and defeated all the enemies. Just by a little suckling lamb. And today we proclaim the Lord's death. Every time we partake of the Lord's Supper, we proclaim the Lord's death. Amen. And all heaven rejoices because this is the topic of heaven, the Lord's death. John in the book of Revelation saw Jesus as if he was a lamb that had just been slain. Every time you partake, you must not partake with this sense of, "Oh, he died 2,000 years ago". With God, there is no time. God created time. God is outside time. That's why he's always very present help. Amen?

We live in a time continuum. God doesn't. God created time. He is the first and the last. Amen. So in other words, John saw Jesus as if he had just been slain, freshly slain. In fact, the Word there in Hebrews 10, come to God in a new and living way, look up the Greek word for the new. New means freshly slaughtered, freshly slain. Living way. In the old covenant way is the old dying way. The more you come to God, chances are you might be struck down dead because of your sin, all right? That's the old dying way, but today because of Jesus's blood, is a new and living way. The more you come, the more you live. Living way. The more you come, the more you live. The more you come, the more you live. Have you noticed that? Every time we come together, life is infused in our very beings. Amen.

I have another friend in Israel. His name is Samuel Smudger. And Matt knows him well. He hosts for TBN often, and he's a dear friend of mine, very dear friend. I know him for many years. His birthday is just 1 day after me or before me. Something like that. I know one of us is older by 1 day. And early this year, he was diagnosed with a rare form of bladder cancer. And you're aware of it. He had a rare form of bladder cancer. And the doctor said this to him. That even with treatment, he only has a 20% chance of recovery. Only 20%. Now, Samuel was always very outgoing, you know. He's always a very cheerful person. And I look at him, and he was so downcast, morose, depressed, and I spoke to him about the Lord's Supper and shared with him some truths, the same truths I share in this book.

By the way, this book is a consolidation of all the best teachings. I recommend this book because I know what is inside, okay? And there are some teachings that put you back in the old place of trying to confess your sin, catching yourself. You know, I'm telling you, church, is time for us to forget about all that and get our new covenant straight. Stop preaching from Mount Sinai, and start preaching from Mount Zion. Amen. Start preaching from the mercy seat. Can I have a good amen? And the part that really touched Samuel was this truth that I shared. I said this, the Bible says when they came out after the Passover night, they came out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble. And all they did was to partake of a lamb that was a type of the Son of God, the true lamb that would come. I said this.

If the shadow can heal them to the point none feeble among 3 million people, how much more you and I that have the substance when Jesus says, "This is my body"? Come on. If a shadow can do that, we have the substance. And he said that spoke to him, and he began to partake almost daily. Two months ago, I was preaching, and my phone kept on buzzing, and I look at it. It's Samuel Smudger. I'm thinking he seldom calls me on a Sunday, but I didn't answer him, and it was very busy. It's a Sunday. And on Monday I call him back, and he says, "Pastor Prince, I can't wait to tell you. I can't wait to tell you". This was 2 months ago. He says that, "The doctors just came back to me and says they find no trace of the cancer". Hallelujah. Amen.

Now, friend, when you partake, whatever your condition is, it's all covered. It's not just physical disease. It's emotional, addiction, depression, amen, anxiety, panic attacks. Whatever it is, it's all covered in the communion. In fact, I find to be true for myself and many others that the first few times you take communion doesn't really minister to the condition, your physical condition, it ministers inside first, inside out. It deals with your fears and worries. So even if you feel you don't have enough faith, no problem. Jesus is your all in all. Just tell the Lord, "I don't have enough faith, Lord, but you are my faith," and still partake and partake. And many are times when you partake, the first area it ministers to is your emotions, your fears, your worries, your anxieties. And another week you find that it deals, you can see an improvement in your body. Amen.

God wants you to prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers. So that must happen first. Your soul prospers. So God prospers you inside out. Your health comes from inside out. Can I have a good amen? How do you partake? Well, look at Israel. The Bible says roasted in fire. Don't eat it raw. Sashimi. No sashimi. No sushi. No, no, no. Very sorry. All my Japanese brothers and sisters, no sashimi for lamb. Why? Because to eat Jesus raw, what does that mean? That means there are people today, they don't believe in the finished work of Jesus, but they will say, "You know what? I try my best to follow the Sermon on the Mount. I try to do unto others what I will have others do unto me. I follow his golden rule. In fact, I believe that if the world will follow Jesus's teachings on the Sermon on the Mount, we'll have a better world".

Now, they can say all that, but are they saved? No. They are eating Jesus raw. The way you are saved is to see Jesus on the cross bearing your sins, your diseases, your sicknesses, your judgment, and know that see him roasted in fire under the fire of God's judgment. And that's how you feed on him. You know, if Jesus lived a perfect life and never died on the cross, we'll all still be lost. It's his death that saves us. Our starting point is his death. Amen, people. And then you can talk about the Sermon on the Mount. The man who preached the Sermon on the Mount knew that one day, none of us can keep the Sermon on the Mount. But he knew one day he will come down and live in us and then he will leave his Sermon on the Mount as we rest in him. Amen?

Now, notice how you partake. Not just that, you partake remembering all the sufferings, his sufferings, the bitter herbs and all that, remembering what he did at the cross. In fact, I was reading this just yesterday again, and the Lord gave me a fresh revelation. I saw that little word so, S-O. So. You know, sometimes a statement can just change in intensity with the little word so. For God so loved you he gave his son. Now, it'll still be good to say for God loved the world, but the so, we don't want to part with the so. The so changes everything. God didn't just love you, he so loved you. Amen? So I read in my King James that it says his visage was so marred more than any man when Jesus suffered. You know, they beat him. That's how you get the bread.

How do you get the bread? It's pounded, it's battered when it's in dough form, and then you put it in the fire. That's how you get bread. That's what happened to Jesus. And then wine, how do you get wine? In those days they step on it, they crush it, and then they put it in a dark place. That's what happened to Jesus before he can become the bread and the wine. Amen? Now, I read this and I look at the Hebrew. I was wondering, "Is the word so there in Hebrew"? And you know what? The word is there in Hebrew, the word so. So marred. So the NIV brings it out. NIV says, "His appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness". He didn't look like a human anymore.

With all apologies to Mel Gibson's movie "Passion of the Christ". People say it's very violent. Doesn't even come close. In fact, he didn't resemble a human being anymore. With all the tumors, goiters that he was carrying in his body, he hardly looked or resembled a human being. That's how much he loved you and gave his life for you. Amen? So when you feed on him, when you see him roasted, amen, don't try to water it down. There are some movies of the suffering of Jesus where it's only a few wounds. Don't wash it down. Amen. Don't water it down. It says don't boil with water, but roasted in fire, its head with its legs and its entrails.

So even the head. We talk about Alzheimer. We talk about when you partake, if you got neurological problems, whether it's Parkinson's, constant migraines, chronic migraines, whether it's dementia, as you partake, imagine you're partaking of Jesus's head, his healthy head. Partaking of the mind of Christ and saying, "By your stripes, I am healed. All my memory faculties are healed, Lord. Thank you, Lord Jesus. By your stripe, my brain is healed". Partake of his brain. Notice very specific its head with its legs. You got leg conditions? Even as I speak right now, God is healing people already. Praise God. Amen. The thought just left your mind. Amen. If that is you, just do a big wave. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

And people are being healed in their legs right now. Leg conditions in Jesus's name stand to your feet and bounce your leg right now in Jesus's name. Slam it down in Jesus's name. If you know there's no more pain, no more condition, do a big wave. If there's no more pain. No more pain. Don't do it by faith. If there is no more pain, then wave. Amen. Look at all these precious...thank you, Jesus. Hallelujah. Thank you, Lord. You may be seated. And they need their legs strong for the march to go out from Egypt. It's a long march, right? And with all due respect to Cecil, you know, Cecil DeMille's "Ten Commandments". I love that movie, by the way, but there's one part I don't agree. When they came out, they have elderly people on stretchers. Remember that? Nothing could be further from the truth. The Bible says none feeble. Grandpas were chasing grandmas. "Come on here, baby. Come on, baby". Amen. None feeble. Come on, none feeble, y'all. Hallelujah. And its entrails. Entrails are all your internal organs.

If the doctor says you've got a problem in your liver, you have a pancreatic condition, you have a gallbladder condition, whatever it is, you know, when you partake you say: Lord Jesus, I thank you that by your stripe I am healed in my liver, by your stripe I am healed in my kidneys, by your stripe I am healed in my pancreas, by your stripe I am healed in my bladder, by your stripe I am healed in my prostate, by your stripe I am healed from scoliosis, by your stripe I am healed, Lord, and by your stripe my youth is renewed like the eagle's. Hallelujah. And we can reverse that if the negative is correct. For this reason, many are weak and sick. You know, for this reason of discerning the Lord's body accurately, many will be strong, many will be healthy, and many will live long. Amen. I believe it is the fountain of youth. You know, in the Hebrew it says, "Who satisfies your mouth with good things".

It's actually one single word and it's a definite article: the good. God satisfies your mouth with the good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. What do you think the good is? Cannot be natural. It must be the body of the Lord Jesus Christ. When you partake, your youth, we found the proverbial fountain of youth. Amen. You can age backwards the more you partake. Can I have a good amen? Amen. Don't say things like, "Oh, I'm getting forgetful. I'm getting old and all that". Stop that. Amen?

Look at Joel. He's forever young. Smile at your neighbor and say, "There's hope for you, bro". For your brain. And it covers everything. You know, Jesus, the first area of his passion, and I'll close with this, the first area of his suffering, his passion was in the garden. The Bible says he sweat blood. Now, imagine just the anticipation, just the anticipation of becoming sin at the cross. And he who is thrice holy, he who never experienced sin, never been separated from the Father, just the very thought of becoming sin, he sweat blood. It's a condition that doctors...and Dr. Paul can verify that. Hematidrosis. Am I right? Hematidrosis, which means under extreme, a very rare form. Under extreme stress, your capillaries burst and then intermingles with your sweat. But something about Jesus's blood, his blood has redeeming quality.

So when he sweat blood, his sweat and his blood mingled. He redeemed all of us from the curse of sweat, from the curse of depression. Amen. Remember the curse in a garden? God said to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, "By the sweat, because of your sin, from now on things won't come to you easy. By the sweat of your face, you will eat bread. And the ground is cursed".

Now in another garden, Jesus shed blood in his sweat and he redeemed all of us from the curse of sweat to sweat for things. Now the blessings will come real easy. And not only that, his blood fell to the ground, it says, and the ground that you and I walk on everywhere we go is blessed ground, is favor ground. Anyone comes close to you, they'll be blessed because you are now no longer on cursed ground, you're on redeemed ground, favored ground. Hallelujah. Come on, church. Hallelujah. And one last word. It says here verse, drop it down. All right. "Thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, sandals on your feet, and staff in your hand. You shall it in haste. It's the Lord's Passover". Now, what does this mean? That means Israel, get ready. Belt on your waist, sandals on your feet, staff in your hand, get ready for your physical deliverance. You are moving out. Amen. You are moving out of slavery, out of bondage into freedom. Get ready.

So in that same way, when we partake, partake with anticipation, partake spiritually speaking like you're getting ready for your physical deliverance. Amen. And so it shall be all of us will walk out of this place, in Jesus's name, healthier, stronger, younger. Amen? God bless you. Give him praise. Amen. Don't give up. Keep on partaking of the Lord's Supper. Bring this back into your family, into your homes, into your church. Amen. Bring your children in on it. Let the children be involved. Amen. God bless you. I love you all. Thanks for having me.
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