Joseph Prince - Stronger Through Every Trial And Battle
Stand to your feet just a while more. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Praise you, Lord Jesus. There's a couple here, I'm not gonna ask you to acknowledge herself but, you're not seated with each other. It's a married couple. In fact, you are seriously contemplating divorce. I got a Word from the Lord for you and the Lord is saying that the price that you will pay for this divorce will cost you, not just now, but in the years to come. And it'll be very costly. Okay, we don't want you to suffer that. And that's why I feel like I was struggling a little bit whether to bring that Word up, but the Lord says don't do it. It will torment you mentally, emotionally. You will stay up nights not being able to sleep, both of you, okay? The Lord is saying he can touch your marriage, and he can turn the water into wine if you will but just give him a chance. And now because you cannot even think of being with that person, the Lord is saying that he can touch it, he can do it. Notice it's not you doing it. It's him doing it, amen? Can I have a good amen?
Praise the Lord. Our God is good. And I just want the musicians to come at this time and already someone else being healed of your right shoulder condition. I'm gonna point to you where the condition is. It is your upper right arm, but it's a shoulder condition that's causing pain but you feel the pain a lot in your right upper, okay, like somewhere here, but the Lord says it's a shoulder condition. Now, whoever it is, will you just lift your hand at this time and start moving your shoulder up and down, start moving your shoulder. One more time is that you feel the pain here in the upper arm, all right, near the triceps there. Move your arm, amen, and see what the Lord has done. If you know the pain is gone, lift it higher, lift it higher, amen. Quite a number of you are doing it, and the Lord, you know, when the Lord gives a Word usually, a lot of people get the benefit. I've seen it time and time again. It's like the way, you know, he does with 12 basketful left over.
Now, the one with no pain, the pain is gone. Do it not by faith, okay, the pain is gone say, "Pastor Prince, the pain is gone. I used to have that pain and now it's gone". Who is that person? Do a big wave. Now you do a wave, do a wave. Do a wave, praise the Lord. See where my finger is pointing, this gentleman here as well, that man. Joel, can you have the person shout what happened? And you just hear from me? You've been having... Joel: She had a shoulder pain for how many years? How long, for months? For months. And you had pain when you move your shoulder like this. And now all the pain is gone? Praise the Lord, praise the Lord. A gentlemen over here, you sir? Joel, the gentlemen in white, wave. Joel is behind you.
Male: The pain is gone now, thank you, Lord Jesus.
Joseph Prince: What did he say?
Joel: He said the pain is gone.
Joseph Prince: Okay, praise the Lord. Thank you, Lord. Anybody else anywhere else? Thank you, Lord, the pain is gone. When you move your hand, the pain is gone. Is that you, sister? In pink, I think in pink, alright. Joel, over here.
Female: Thank God, the pain is gone and I've been carrying this pain for quite a few months already and it's not easy to sleep, lah. So, I really thank God for this is a gift from God. Thank God.
Joseph Prince: Praise the Lord, praise the Lord. Thank you, Lord Jesus. There are a number of you that you on blood pressure medication and recently, even though you're on it, you find that you're concerned because you've been having pains in the area of your heart, and then you find that your blood pressure has increased. Now, whoever you are, if you can just lift one hand up to the Lord, the Lord's gonna heal you right where you are, amen. He's gonna heal you right where you are. Thank you, sir. Thank you, sir. All right, lift up your hand. Thank you, ma'am. Thank you. Praise the Lord, and there's been a fear that has come into your heart about suddenly maybe one night maybe suddenly you will have a heart attack. And every time you hear about somebody else having a heart attack in the news and all that, you are worried about yourself.
Well today, the Lord is saying this to you, amen. Isn't it wonderful we come to church and then the Lord just takes time to love on you? And he says that you will not die like that, amen? You will not die like that. Maybe he's talking about the rapture, hallelujah. It's gonna happen soon, amen? But remove that fear. The Lord has called you out. The Lord has called your number and he wants you to know that you won't die in that way so don't have that fear. Don't be afraid, amen, al tirah in Hebrew, fear not. In the name of the Lord Jesus, Father, we release that healing Lord from your Word, Lord. We release that healing. You spoke and it was so. In the name of Jesus as you have spoken, heal right now that heart. Clear out the arteries, grant them, Father, in the name of Jesus, a brand-new young heart, in Jesus's name, a heart that beats with the rhythm of grace, in the name of the Lord Jesus. Even now even as I'm praying right now, y'all feel power coming into your body, you feel strength, you feel energy, right, those of you who are waving your hand just now? All right, if that is so, wave your hands again if you feel energy, you feel strength come into your body.
Do you feel it, sir, strength, energy imparted? Sometimes there is manifestation, all right, and sometimes there is none, but in this case there is a manifestation. So, thank God for that. Praise the Lord Jesus. Thank you, Lord. God is good, amen? He loves people. Thank you, Lord Jesus. And I see a lot of our credit card bills piling up, alright, and it says, "Martin thanks you". No, no, I'm just teasing. I'm just teasing, all right, that is Pastor Mark's name. But I see, I see. I see that your document or whatever you receive, you have a huge debt of credit cards. And I see you're worried, you are concerned. You are sitting down when you receive this and you are reading it. I see that there's a pot of flour near you, amen. I think it's a lady. I don't know who you are but you are sitting down there and I see fear come into your heart. Maybe it's your credit card, maybe is your spouse, maybe somebody else. But the Lord is saying you will see a supernatural cancellation of debt. You will see a supernatural canceling of debt. Now, for you, please write to us, write to the church and let us know when that happens, amen, amen? When that happens, let us know.
And I also see that a number of you are in the crossroads. You are trying to decide, you know, which career you want to embark on, what you wanna do. You're not sure, you're not sure, you are you are at a crossroads. There are even students at a crossroads right now, and I just want you to know that as you take a step forward, you will find that one direction becomes stronger and stronger from today, from today. That peace, that life becomes stronger and stronger. As you take the other direction, that life shrinks. It's like it withdraws. It gets smaller. That's how I try to describe it. You understand I'm saying, amen? The things of God even a child can understand, amen. You will feel stronger. So, take the step. You cannot just stand down there and say, "Lord, okay I just wanna, you know, I won't go for interview until you speak to me," and all that. No, just embark. If there's an interview, go for it. As you step forward, you will sense that one direction becomes stronger and the other one doesn't, amen? So, I see that God will give you wisdom. Father, I thank you for imparting to them your wisdom. In Jesus's wonderful name, amen.
Now, the next thing I'm gonna say is it's a very sensitive thing for some people to take, and it is a guy who has lost a job and then another job. After some time in that job, he loses another job. And when I say loses a job, he resigns or he's asked to go. Now, can I just say something here? The common denominator here is the bosses are different, the environment is different, you are the same. Okay so, it's not easy for me to say this, but the Lord loves you and the Lord wants... If you tell the Lord, "Lord, do something in me," amen? Maybe the Lord want to strengthen you with all might unto all perseverance, amen, unto all patience. And you need to do to learn to persevere in that job. And the Lord loves you so whoever you are, alright, stop wasting your time. The world is still going on. The rest of us are still living our lives. It is you that will pay the price, so don't do it, repent, amen, change your mind. And stop blaming other people, stop blaming the job, stop blaming the boss, all right? You need God's wisdom. You need to see yourself and stop pandering yourself, talk to yourself like that, amen? And God will give you the grace and the favor, amen, and I believe things will turn around, amen?
Praise the Lord. All right, give Jesus the praise, the glory, and the honor. Then you may be seated. Thank you, Father. Thank you, Father. Thank you, Father. Hallelujah, praise the Lord. Thank you, Jesus. Yes, Lord. The Lord is also touching people with back conditions. And there is someone here, you have a back condition. See where I'm touching my back? Am I touching right? Okay, all right, here. This is the left side, right, my left side. Okay, got it? Okay, you have a condition there, and I can't tell if you have it right now, but the Lord has touched you, the Lord has healed you. I'm want you to shift your sitting and move it around and start looking for that condition. If you know it's no longer there, wave. Okay, wave. If that is you, just wave. Move, move, the Lord has healed you. Sister, that's you. Okay, is there anybody else? Anybody else? That's you. Okay, since you're so nearby, can you just shout out your healing, what happened? Is it on the left side?
Female: Yes, exactly the same spot.
Joseph Prince: How long you've been having it?
Female: I think many years because, you know, it was...
Joseph Prince: Wow, the Lord loves you, huh?
Joseph Prince: It's all gone.
Joseph Prince: Okay, praise the Lord. Okay, ready for the Word? I'm going to teach you about God's laws, commandments, statutes, okay? We'll start with the leaders first. Gonna point to a leader and they have to call out, out of the Ten Commandments. I'll say, the third commandment, okay, what is it? We'll start with all the leaders in front here because they are the leaders, right? We might start with Pastor Liam, ladies first, always ladies first. With God with her, it's always ladies first, go through the door and all that, right? The problem is that people who fight for the Ten Commandments don't even memorize the Ten Commandments. So, where should I put it? On my leaders, amen? Does that mean that we don't live moral lives? No, the point is this, the Bible says we are dead to the law. The law is for people who are alive, amen, this side of heaven. But the Bible says you and I, we have died to the law and we are risen with Christ. We are out of the realm of the law. Are you listening, people?
The law says, "Thou shall not steal", amen. Grace in us, not only not steal. We have no desire to steal, but we love to give. We love to bless, amen. Well, you can obey the commandment, "Thou shall not steal," and not be a generous person, still be a miser, still be very stingy, amen? But the law does not give you that kind of robust abundant life that the Lord wants you to live. And even in the area of marriage it says, "Thou shall not commit adultery". Doesn't say, "Thou shall love your wife in the law". It just says, "Don't commit adultery if you're married," amen? But grace will give you the love for your wife, the new passion. And I wanna say this to all of you, don't forget what the Lord said to David when David committed adultery. The Lord says, "If it wasn't enough, I would have given you more," amen. So, when it comes to even sexual fulfillment if you're not happy with where it is, amen, don't blame your wife, amen. Don't blame anything. It could be you have a bondage in times past and maybe you still do to pornography or whatever, and that's costing your marriage.
I know that everyone who is in bondage to pornography will have a problem in their marriage, I know for a fact, amen? I know I've seen it too often, I've read it too often, met people like this too often to know that once you are dabbling in pornography, you have an unhappy marriage and usually there's a lot of strife in the marriage. So, I just want to tell you that if that is you, we have so many testimonies like this particular guy who is from Fiji and he says this, "Pastor Prince, I've been a Christian since I was a child. When I turned 15, 15 years old". Those of you with kids around 15 years old, never think that the devil won't go for them in this area. The devil is no respecter of persons. He has no mercy. "When I turned 15, I got addicted to watching pornography. This went on for four years and it grew worse when I entered university. I also had bad thoughts in my mind constantly. When a pastor and mentor shared about God's grace with me, it stirred something within me. I wanted to hear more so as searched about grace on YouTube, and I discovered your messages. Every day I would sit down after class to listen to them. At first, I did not quite understand what you were preaching".
Now, he's no longer 15 years old, okay, but obviously he's still in school. "At first I did not quite understand what you were preaching". Actually, some of my peoples in church still do not quite understand what I'm preaching. Actually sometimes when I spend time with Pastor Mark, I still don't understand what he's saying, but I love that guy. "At first I did not quite understand what you were preaching as I had not heard anything like it before, but I just kept listening and thanked the Holy Spirit for his help. After many weeks of studying and listening to your messages, I came across your teaching about our righteousness in Christ. You said to confess aloud, 'I am the righteousness of God in Christ and Jesus is my righteousness.' I declared them regularly and was totally set free from pornography and have stayed free for three years now. There is indeed power in confessing our righteousness in Christ. I was also astounded to find that negative thoughts no longer fill or control my mind. These breakthroughs are great miracles in my life. Praise Jesus. Thank you so much, Pastor Prince, for standing up for the gospel of grace. Your messages have set me and millions around the world free. They are what the world needs to hear to be freed from all bondages and addictions. May God keep increasing and using you mightily for the gospel in these last days. To God be the glory, amen, amen, amen".
So, even if you're in bondage, we're not saying use your willpower to stop watching. We're just telling you when the desire comes whatever, learn to confess it. You might confess it in a hollow way. You find that, "I feel like a hypocrite saying it," but say it. The Bible says, "Those who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through Jesus Christ". And when you reign in life, you reign also over pornography, amen. And you'll be like a prince, a princess. And when people are in your presence, they sense like, you know, that's royalty. We all want that, you know, we want to see royalty in your demeanor, in your manner. Even though your clothes are simple, but people sense royalty because all of us are sons and daughters of the most high God. God, the Lord Jesus is the King of kings, amen? We are his fellow companions, praise the Lord, royalty.
You know, people should smell the mean of royalty when you walk into a room, amen, not pride, not holier-than-thou attitude, but royalty, amen. This royalty that our Lord Jesus is a royalty that can kneel down and wash his disciples's feet. And yet, they were so afraid to become familiar with him, they dare not even us what they were arguing about among the disciples about who will be the greatest. Even though they spend such intimate moments, you know, with him day in, day out, and all that, there's still a glory, a dignity about him, that they dare not even ask. So, I want you and I to experience Jesus's character flowing in us. It is not us trying to imitate him, it is him in us manifesting. And all the people said, amen. So, I really wanna teach you a law right now. My lesson today is on the law. Would you believe that you can actually preach a sermon from the law, amen? And it's called the law of the bounty, or the law of the prey, or the law of the plunder, okay? From Numbers, God gave this law. "Now the Lord spoke to Moses saying...". So, the Lord gave this law called the law of the plunder, and when you understand this law, it's gonna change your life, it's gonna change your life.
Now, I have never shared this law and the truths that we are about to hear. I've never shared this ever anywhere at anytime. This came to me as a revelation from the Lord some years ago when actually I was going through something very, you know, I was going through some persecution for preaching the gospel of grace, which is the true gospel. There's no other gospel, amen? And then the persecution came in. And then the best part was this, after some time a few years past, some of the very ones that were persecuting me were actually preaching my sermons. Where it was convenient, they were preaching my sermons. Now, my sermons are meant to be shared. If it's a true gospel, then many more voices will share it and now there's a whole company of people, there's a whole Benjamin generation being raised. There is a whole army that God is raising, amen. It is not a minority voice anymore. In fact, it is such that now there are pseudo grace people, people who preach things like everybody is saved, you don't have to preach the gospel to them.
That is heresy, amen, from the pit of hell. Then there are those who on a lighter, you know, but to me, nothing is so light in God's Word that can change it. Like they say that we are now the true Israel. Israel is no more Israel, you know, and a replacement theology. I don't know why some grace people go into that and by that kind of life, but because it is so rampant now, the devil has to have grace, push to pseudo grace, amen.
Now, there are those who say that, you know, hyper grace and all that, that is just pure, you know, manipulative because, you know, people will say that Pastor Prince has very good fruits and also very bad fruits. Well, that's not what Jesus says. That's not in agreement with what Jesus says. Jesus says, "By their fruits, you shall know them". Either make the tree corrupt and its fruit corrupt, or the tree good and its fruit good. No such thing as there's good fruits and there's bad fruits. "But Pastor Prince, there are people who follow your teaching and there's bad fruit". I'll tell you this, they didn't hear what all the rest heard. They think they heard it, amen? And then or sometimes they didn't hear me, they hear someone preaches grace about the leaders want to put it, pin it on me. No, if you listen to this sermon, if you listen to the sermons that's coming forth from this house, amen, you will not end up immoral.