Joseph Prince — Let Go And Let His Supply Flow
We are seated with Christ. I said seated, that means what? The work is finished. When Jesus purged our sins, he sat down and we are seated together with Christ. The opposite of unbelief is rest, all right, when you're not at rest, you are in unbelief. The greatest responsibility you can do, the holiest thing you.
Let's go right into the Word of God. Today I'm gonna share something that will probably bless you and it might puzzle you sometimes the things I say, but if you will hear my heart, all right, listen to the entire sermon, and you will see where you are missing it, all right?
Maybe you are praying but you are praying in a way that that's not producing results. All this will be answered in this sermon and I pray that in Jesus' name, you will get to hear that rhema word, that word in season that you need to hear.
You know when people talk about holiness, what is holiness? Holiness is defined both in the Greek, okay, in the word "hagios," as well as in the Hebrew, kadosh, all right, that's the word "holy," in Hebrew and in Greek, Old Testament, New Testament. It literally means when you say someone is holy, all right, or this thing is holy, it means that that person or that thing is set apart unto God.
That's the word "holiness." And there is a principle of Bible interpretation which will help a lot, all right, it's called the law of first mention. If a subject is mentioned for the first time, there is something significant. So, any subject, all right, you look it up when it's first mentioned, there's something that God will teach us and usually from the first mention, it gives you an idea of how to interpret that word throughout the entire Bible, okay?
So, when is the first time the word "holy" appears? When did that word "holy" appear first time in the Bible, okay? It's found in Genesis 2, "And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested."
God did not rest because he was tired. God doesn't get tired, all right? The creator of the heavens and the earth neither grows weary, nor is he tired, okay? Tired is part of the human form, human existence. God doesn't get tired. God rested because his work was finished, okay? "And God rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it"
See the word "sanctify" there? That's the Hebrew word, holy, kadosh, kadosh, holy. "Because in it God rested from all His work which God had created and made." So, notice the first time the word "holy" is used, it's gotta do with rest. It's gotta do with rest.
Rest is the holiest thing you can do. Rest brings God's favor. You know, the first time grace is mentioned in the Bible, again from the Book of Genesis, the very first time in the Bible grace is mentioned, there is something significant.