Joseph Prince - The Best News You'll Ever Hear
"The law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ", one of my favorite, if not my favorite, verse because this marks my ministry. It's a ministry of differentiating for people law and grace. Even among Christians, among believers, we still have a erroneous idea that God demands from us, God demands from us. You know, when you worship God and you feel like God is stern, God is angry.
I remember years ago, I was praying and I was praying and I tried to imagine because he's my heavenly Father, right? God is my Father, I imagined to myself an old man with white beard, white hair, and then I was just praying and then God stopped me and he says, "Why do you see me like this"? I say, "Like what"? "Like an old man"? "I said that because you are Father". And my father at the time had, you know, white hair already. And he says, "Son, up here in heaven, nobody is old. Growing old is because of sin, man began to age. His body gets weaker, gray hairs come out, and then they die. It's because of sin. The wages of sin is death", but God says, "Up here, we are all forever young". I literally heard that, "Up here, we are forever young," and I began to see a God who is dynamic, a God who is young.
You know what? If you live in him, you'll be forever young, just like the old hymn says, "Forever young, I wanna be forever young". You know that old church hymn? "Do you really want to live forever, forever". Anybody? You can live forever and you live forever young today, amen, in Jesus's name, hallelujah. Eternal life is living forever with a quality of life because, you know, those who end up in hell, they also live forever. When you think about it, it is still life, right, forever? But it's not eternal life. Eternal life is the life of God, the life that God lives by that uncreated, that disease-free, that ageless life, that eternal life.
The quality of life becomes yours through Jesus Christ. The Bible says the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. All of us have sinned. We have sinned because the Bible says we sinned because we are sinners. We don't become sinners because we sin. All of us, when we were born into this world, we were born in sin. Say, "Pastor Prince, that's not fair". You see, you think about it, our lives are intricately linked with our father, our grandfather, and on and on.
You say that, "Yeah, but you are saying I received my sin from him"? Yes, God has designed in such a way that our lives are linked. Think about it, if your grandfather died when he was five years old, you wouldn't be here today. Think for a while, amen? If your grandfather didn't exist, you wouldn't be here, our lives are linked. So, when the first man Adam and Eve, God gave them a choice. In fact, God is so generous, always remember God is not holding back on you. God will give you everything and, in fact, God always gives more than enough.
And when the first Adam and Eve, when God first made the first man and woman, God put them in a beautiful place called Eden, amen? Man tried to paint it and tried to illustrate it. No one can picture Eden. It is everything that is beautiful to the eyes, everything that is good to eat, amen. And then in the middle of the garden, God put the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil and God told man, "Do not eat from one tree". Now, that means God says, "Eat freely from every tree". You see the generosity of God? "But don't eat from one tree. The day you eat of it, you will surely die".
Now, why did God do that and why was the tree there? You might ask, "Well, Pastor Prince, might as well don't put a tree there, right"? But you see, if God made man not like a robot, God can make man like a robot, "Worship me, obey me," and today the world will be functioning perfectly. But then is that what God wants, a robot to love him? No. God made man, the Bible says, "Let us make man in our image". Man is made in God's image and God gave man something called free choice.
So, to exercise that free choice, you cannot just give someone with free choice everything good and then you say, "You know something else? I give you free choice". But everything that he chooses is good. There is no demonstration or exercise of that free choice. So, God put one tree down there and God says, "Don't eat from that tree. The day you eat of it, you will surely die". And you know what happened? Man chose that tree. Now, when you choose the tree, when you choose sin, you choose to disobey God, you cannot have your cake and eat it. The wages, we call wages salary, right? Penalty of sin is death and not just death physically, but death eternally.
But when man took from that tree, God knew that man is cut off from him. You cannot just say, "Well, Pastor Prince, you know if man took from the tree and, you know, boys will be boys, why don't God just sweep everything under the carpet"? If God did that, yeah, he's a God of love, but he's not a righteous God. If there are no laws and orders in this universe, this universe will collapse. If the judge says, "You know what? I know you've murdered three ladies and all that, no problem, you know what? You had a bad childhood. Boys will be boys, never mind, acquitted". Then you know what? He's not a righteous judge. We cannot respect a judge like that.
So, God is holy, righteous, but God is love. God loves you. Do you know something? Today we celebrate resurrection day. Jesus rose from the dead. He conquered death for you and I, but do you know that God never meant for man to die? It is not in God's heart. In fact, God counts death as an enemy. That's why people cry at funerals. Deep down in our hearts we know even Jesus wept as Lazarus's funeral, right? Jesus wept because he knew that this is not his father's plan for man in the very beginning.
Death is foreign to us. We don't want to grow old. We don't want to have sickness, that's why we go to the doctor, and we don't want to die. It is inherent in every man that every time you pass by a funeral, you know, a service is going on somewhere under the void deck here in Singapore, right? It reminds you again, people don't like to talk about death. They don't like to talk about funerals and all that. I want you to know something, death has been conquered by Jesus Christ. Today, we celebrate resurrection. He didn't rise up spiritually, he rose up bodily. And do you know why he rose up bodily? Because our sins have been put away.
Sin is the problem that separates man from God, just like if you love someone that you love very much, your child or whatever, and the child has cancer and the cancer is in the child, you don't love the cancer. But the cancer is in the child, but you hate the cancer, you love the child. God hates sin, but God loves you, amen. Sin is destroying everything beautiful that God has for you, amen, the good life. And we see it all the time, even, celebrities are taking their lives now. You thought that if they become famous, they become wealthy, everybody, you know, there are millions of people tuning into their social media and all that, large following, but then they take their life.
You wonder yourself, "Well, if I have fame and fortune, I won't be doing that". Are you sure? Maybe that's not everything to life. Jesus himself says, "What shall it profit a man he gains the whole world, but he lose his own soul," amen? So, how much do you hate the cancer in your child? The same amount that you love your child. If you love your child a lot, you will hate that disease a lot. You say, "Why does God hate sin so much"? Because God loves you very much. Can I have a good amen? So, there had to be a solution. God can just say, "You know what? I'm done with Adam and Eve. I'm done with all the generations that will come up from them. You know what? I'll make a new creation. After all, I've made angels". I'm not referring to our church, amen? "I've made angels, I'll make a new creation, amen? I'll just wipe them out".
God could have done that, amen? And today people won't use the breath that God gives them to blaspheme him, to speak against him. Resolved, amen? How many are God I'm not God? So, we know in our hearts that, you know, we pass by a cemetery, no one likes to pass by a cemetery, am I right? We still have cemeteries here in Singapore, right? Right? Nobody likes to go down there for a date or a picnic. One time a pastor was at a cemetery and he heard crying so he looked around for that, the direction of it. Then he saw a man holding a tombstone crying, sobbing, body racking sobbing, you know? And he went over and says, "Sir, I'm a pastor, can I pray for you"? He was crying and he says, "Someone you love"?
By the way, he was saying, "Don't leave, why did you leave, why did you leave"? And the pastor says, "Someone you love"? He says, "No, my wife's first husband". Okay anyway, the point is no one likes to be in a cemetery, okay? I'm in trouble with my wife now. My wife don't have a first husband, okay? This is the first husband and the last, woman, amen? It better be the last. No, I don't think she can ever have anybody else once she's had, ahem, amen. So, God ordained the system. God could have wiped out men, but God ordained a system by which God can be righteous in forgiving man of his sin and treat man like righteous.
All right, the system is called even though we say the law was given by Moses, Moses is a servant, not the son of God. In a house, a servant don't have the standing with the father that a son does. Jesus is the son. The law, the Ten Commandments, was given through a servant, but grace and truth came through the Son, Jesus Christ. The law was given. I can give something from a distance. I can send through nowadays, Amazon, amen, free advertisement again as if he needs it, Mr. Bezos. And we can give from a distance, but if I come to your place personally, if I come, that's personal. That is getting real close.
Well, the law was given. When God gave the law, God says, "Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not commit adultery. Thou shall not murder". All that, right, God spoke from a mountain and through an intermediary, the Bible says through angels, and the mountain was veiled in dark clouds and it was, there was an earthquake, and there was lightnings, and the sound of voices. And even the Bible says the best of them, of all Israel, Moses says, "I exceedingly feared, and I was trembling," not just fearing and trembling, but exceedingly, he said, he was trembling. And the Bible says from in that kind of atmosphere, God gave the Ten Commandments.
So, that's the law, but we are not under the law now. We are under grace. The law demands, grace that came through Jesus Christ, true grace 'cause grace and truth is true grace, supplies. The law demands, "Thou shall not, thou shall not, thou shall not". Grace says, "Here, receive the supply". Under law, God demands righteousness from sinful men. Man says, "I can't, I tried to be righteous, I cannot," amen? But under grace God says, "Take the gift of righteousness. It's only to be received. The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord".
That's why the first miracle, public miracle, of Moses was to turn water into blood, resulting in death. Remember when he struck the River Nile. The first miracle of Jesus, the first miracle of grace, is to turn water into wine, resulting in celebration. Remember the story, the wedding, they ran out of wine? He can do the same in your marriage. He can turn what is simple and bland like water into intoxicating wine, amen? Praise God. Under law, God said, "I'll by no means pass by your sin, but I'll visit your sins to the third and fourth generation". That's what God said under law but under grace God says, "I'll remember your sins no more".
So, there's been a change. I mean, anyone can see there's been a change. The law says do, do, do. Grace says done. At the cross, one of the last words of Jesus is, "Finished"! Finished, done. What is finished? Man's sin is forgiven, all of God's holy requirements fulfilled on our behalf, the law magnified and fulfilled, amen? The law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. When God gave the Ten Commandments, God knew man would sin and man says, "All that God says, we can keep," wow.
Sounds very noble, sounds very solid, but you know something? That is confidence in your flesh and God knew that's the reason why God gave man the Ten Commandments. God knew if there's no Ten Commandments, if I say you're a sinner, you say, what's a sinner? But if God gave the Ten Commandments, even the best of us will fail. And Jesus came and Jesus showed man that's what Moses meant when he says it's not just committing adultery, thou shall not commit adultery. It's not just committing adultery like going bodily with your person who's not your partner, who's not your life partner, not your wife, not your husband, bodily, it's not just bodily doing it. It is even when you lust for someone in your heart, that's adultery, Jesus said.
Murder is not just taking a knife and plunging into someone's heart physically. Murder is hating someone in your heart, even though the person is still alive. Why did Jesus say all that? To bring all of us to the end of ourselves so that we see our need for him, the Savior. But man is so proud that man would not wants to, "You know, I'm a self-made man, I'm this".
Listen my friend, a hundred years from now, speaking naturally, not a single person under this room will still be alive. Death is total, amen? Like I said, God never meant for man to die. It's not his dream for man to grow old even. All right, but men are growing old, amen? They grow old, they become decrepit and they die. Is this God's dream for man? No, sin came in. That's why I'm saying sin mars, sin defiles, sin destroys. Sin will cost you more than you want to pay. It's like cancer. Don't mess with sin, amen, amen. Get Jesus in your life. Praise the Lord.
What did Jesus do? So, in the Old Testament before Jesus came, there was a tabernacle, like a small temple, where God used this illustration to help man understand. And for this, I need some volunteers real fast, come on. I need my lamb and I need my priest, okay. Wow, so fast already. Okay, I think you'll be on this position, okay? Now, I'll be the sinner. I'll be all of you. You are represented here in me, okay? This is me, this is you. Yes, okay. This is the high priest. This is the priest, the priest of Israel.
So, in the Old Testament when you read the Old Testament, you find there's a priest in the Old Testament. Jesus Christ today is our high priest, all right but in the Old Testament, God uses this for visual aid, amen? It is illustration of what is to come. These are shadows. What Jesus did at the cross is the substance, amen? So, every time someone sins, he will bring his lamb. Follow me, lamb. This is a black lamb, by the way. Okay, all right, say something, bah, bah, bah, whatever. Are you from Pronican family? Okay anyway, come, follow me.
All right, so this is the sheep and I bring my sheep to the priest in the temple, okay? Now, I bring my priest, my sheep to the temple, amen? All right, so, look at him. Look at him. The priest does not look at me. I sinned, the reason I bring the lamb is my sacrificial lamb, I sinned. You and I have sinned. This priest, priest represents God so his eyes right now are like the eyes of God representing God, looking for blemishes, looking for sins, looking for what is not holy, amen?
Notice he doesn't check me out. He doesn't look at me, notice that? When I bring my lamb, he doesn't look at me. It's redundant to look at me, why? It will serve no purpose. It's very obvious why I'm there. Why am I here? I have sinned. So, no point examining me. The reason I'm saying this is because a lot of people, when they come to God, they, God is examining them, okay? Watch this now. So, I bring my lamb here to the priest and the priest checks the lamb for any blemishes. It must be without blemish, why? Because it represents Jesus Christ. Jesus is sinless, amen, no sin, no imperfection, no blemishes, amen, praise the Lord.
That's why I believe that Jesus is the most good-looking person that ever walked on this earth. He cannot grow old, amen? Because, you know, there's no blemish in him. There's no imperfection. His whole body, actually, given my Mary, but there's no sin in his body so there cannot be anything that defiles. So, I believe Jesus is the most good looking, amen. The Bible says in the Song of Songs he's the most attractive of 10,000s, an expression of the most attractive of all, amen? So, praise God.
So, he looks for blemishes because this lamb represents Jesus Christ. Okay, so examine. The hair too long? Okay, acceptable, okay, acceptable. And then the priest will pass me, all the while he doesn't look at me. Remember this, when you come to God, when you come to God, God is not asking how good are you, God is asking, how good is your lamb, okay? So, if it's good, he has a knife, by the way, he says it's good, he gives me the knife. This is what they do in those days. You find about this, you read about this on Yom Kippur which is the Hebrew way of saying the Day of Atonement, amen? You find this also, the Day of Atonement is done by the priest, but every other day it's done by the person who comes to bring the lamb. This is what he does, he must know that his sins caused the death of the lamb, okay?
Now, before I kill, I forgot one more thing, must lay hands, okay? Now, this, can I touch your hair? Serious business with him, okay? All right, so, so this is what we do. The offerer, I am the offerer, all right, representing you and I. I lay hands on him, now watch this. All my sins... this is a picture of identification, laying hands is a picture of identification, amen? When I do this, that means in the eyes of God, all my sins are now transferred like, transferred. Just imagine something dark and sinful and my filth and all that all transferred to him plus my diseases transferred, okay?
Now, the lamb that is without blemish, without imperfection, is now blemished, blemished not in himself but because of my sins. He's bearing my sins, do you understand? He's carrying my sins. Then the priest will pass me the knife and this is what happens, I kill the lamb because this is a picture of... we must know that when Jesus died on the cross, it is our sins that he bore. He died for us because God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son. A bell is not a bell till you ring it. A song is not a song till you sing it. Love is not love until you give it, amen? Love gives.
God so loved the world that he gave his Son, and God gave his Son when the world don't care about him, when the world was rebelling against him, God gave his Son, amen? And this is what he said to God in essence, this is what we think of your Son, we took him and we put on the cross, amen? And God used the cross as the means, that was his plan all the while, that Jesus will become the lamb of God, okay? So, all these sacrificial lambs, they can only cover sin like your credit card.
Okay listen, especially the young people. Your credit card is not a payment. All right, gotta tell your teenagers that if they have a credit card. It is not a payment. Your credit card is not armament. Some of you need to cut your credit cards. If you're, you know, credit card is not a payment. It is actually like the lamb. This lamb is waiting for the final payment, amen.
So, this lamb carries my sin, it's like sin is covered, every year sin is covered, every year sin is covered in Israel. Every year sin is covered, sin is covered. That's our Old Testament in the Bible. Sin is covered. Until one day a young Jewish rabbi, amen, the son of a carpenter, at least they thought, but he's the Son God. He came so humble, God could have chosen a palace for Jesus to be born in, but he chose the smelly manger with all the bleating of the lamb and the ox, and there he was born. And 30 years after that, he was a young man and he came by the River Jordan in Israel. And John the Baptist saw him and said, "Behold, look, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world".
So now, it's not just covered. It is taken away. Right ladies, it's not just sweeping, sweeping under the carpet, one day the day come, lift the carpet, vacuum everything, amen. Now, it's no more covered. Your sin is no more covered. Your sin is taken away by the blood of Jesus because he's the final payment. He's the true lamb of God, amen? So, I take the knife and I kill him. I love the way he... you're messing your hair, bro. Okay, so, the lamb is taken and put on the altar, okay, on the altar, where it burns. The altar has four corners representing the cross of Jesus Christ, amen?
And when Jesus died on the cross, the altar of all altars, the final altar, the final payment. God doesn't want anymore payment for sin because Jesus one is perfect, amen. When Jesus cried finished, it was completely finished and for this lamb right now, he's no longer himself. He's actually me and you because I laid hands on him, right? So actually, the fire comes on him and burning at the altar. The fire represents God's judgment. In the Old Testament, you know, when fire comes on someone, that means not only that he's fired from his job, that means he's under God's judgment, all right, in the Old Testament.
So today, there's no more fire from God. You know why? Because at the cross, Jesus consumed all of God's fiery judgment in his own body for you and I, and God designed it to be so that his righteousness, that part of him, that righteous nature of God is satisfied because there was been a payment. The wages of sin is death. Jesus took your death and my death. Jesus took your punishment and my punishment. This is not religion, this is reality. This is relationship with the God of heaven and earth. This is love.
Now, the judgment is consuming my sacrifice and I walk away a free man, not only that I walk away with something I never had. When I came, I was a sinner. Under God's judgment, amen, things were going bad in my life, my crop was failing, you know, I was getting sick all the time. There's no blessing in my life, amen, because the Bible says, show them Proverbs real quick. The blessings are on the head of the righteous somewhere, all right, blessings are on the head of the righteous. Say, "Blessings are on my head". Thank God I have a big head, amen? Blessings are on the head of the righteous. It's the expression of blessings and blessings will come on you when you are the righteous.
Now, this is what God did. Today, those who believe on Christ in the eyes of God, you are the righteousness of God in Christ, amen? So, I came just now bringing the lamb under God's curse, under God's judgment, and my life is depressed, amen. I'm introspective. I'm seeing all kinds of terrible things in myself, amen? And my life is so, you know, so frustrating. I don't call this a good life. I may have plenty of money, amen, but I'm a rich poor man. I'm a poor man with plenty of money, amen?
Now watch this, after the sacrifice has been consumed, I walk away. Now, I walk away different. I walk away, he took my place, I take his place now. Now the blessings of God shine on me. The sunlight of God's favor shines on me. Everywhere I go, amen, I find that favor abounds. I have favor with God and with man. I find the blessings of God abound in my life. Best of all, there's peace in my heart, amen, peace with God which translate to peace of mind, peace of soul. Can I have a good amen, amen? So, praise the Lord, you walk away different than when you first came, why? The transfer took place, amen. All right, give them a good hand. Thank you very much, praise the Lord, okay?
So friend, the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. The law says if you're a sinner, and leprosy, those days there are people who are lepers, you know? They are white all over it and they have patches and all that, and people with leprosy, you cannot touch them or else you become unclean. So, that's the law of Moses. The law of Moses is that sin, uncleanness is more powerful. Sin, uncleanness, can contaminate you. Everyone in this world is under sin and sin is rampant, right? So, who will be a champion? Who will be the avenger against sin? Who will be the one that can overcome all this for us? Jesus came, amen.
Now, watch this, when Jesus met the leper, he preached the Sermon on the Mount and I was just there last month, the very spot where he preached the Sermon on the Mount. A number of years ago, I was at the same spot where he preached the sermon on the mount, that very area, right now there's a banana plantation down there. The mountain is still there, and one of those huge rocks is where I believe Jesus sat on and after he preaches the Sermon on the Mount, the Bible says he went the other way and the crowds followed him.
So, I was going the over way. I left my pastors there for a while, I went the other way, and then I saw there was some huge rocks here and there. Then I thought to myself, the Bible says right after this instance of preaching to the crowd, a leper who was probably hiding, came out from hiding and met Jesus and says, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean". The Bible says Jesus says, "I am willing". Every one of you, listen, you come to Jesus and you say, "Lord, I am unclean, but you can make me clean. I am diseased. You can set me free. Lord, I'm depressed, but you can give me your peace". Whatever it is, he will never let you go off saying, "Today I'm not in a good mood". It is always, "I am willing".
People always wonder, they know God has the power so the leper didn't ask if you have the power, he says, "If you are willing, you can make me clean". Jesus says, listen to these words, "I am willing". Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever and Jesus touched the leper. Now, watch this, under law, you touch the leper, you become unclean. But here the unclean became clean. It's reversed, amen? Which means Jesus's grace is greater than all our sins, amen? Are you listening or not?
Don't be so shocked with your sin. Don't be so shocked with your, whatever you see in yourself. Jesus's grace is greater. It will overwhelm it, amen? And for the final one and then I'll close, sit back and watch this scene that we did because of what I saw down there, I came back and I asked my team to come up with this beautiful video. It's gonna touch your heart, it's gonna speak to you. And you know something? All of us are like the leper with our sin 'cause leprosy is a picture of sin on us, and Jesus came a long way to find us. Sit back, enjoy.
The Bible says Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. We're not talking about, you know, a religion. Christianity should never be made into a religion, amen? It is grace and truth. It is a relationship, amen. This is God reaching out to you, not man trying to keep the Ten Commandments, man trying his best, man doing this, man doing... no, no, it's God coming down and declaring his love for us, amen, dying for our sins. God cannot just forgive without payment, amen? Or else he's not right. Like a judge cannot just presumptuously let a criminal free unless there's a payment, amen?
Usually he pays for it with time. You do the crime, you do the time, right? But Jesus took our place, died in our place, and today we celebrate resurrection because he rose from the dead and the Bible says in Romans 4, and I'll close with this, it says that Jesus was delivered. Look at the last part, Jesus was delivered up because of our offenses, our sins, but he was raised up, why? Because of our being declared righteous. Whoa, did you hear that? Why was Jesus delivered to the cross? Because of our offenses, our sins against God, against a holy God, amen? But why was Jesus raised from the dead? Because we were declared righteous, by whom?
By God, in other words, Jesus's resurrection means you are acquitted. You are righteous. How do you know a prisoner has fulfilled his obligations, all right, to the law, how? By him coming out, amen? He has paid for it so Jesus came out of the grave bodily, and God declared us righteous, that's why God raised Jesus from the dead. God didn't raise Jesus because he is God's Son, he always is that, but God raised Jesus because we were declared righteous because the same body that carried your sins and mine at the cross three days ago, now rose from the dead without our sins. What does that mean? That means God is satisfied with what he did, God accepts it, and God imputes righteousness to you. If you believe on him, God declares you righteous and all the blessings of the righteous will come on your head, amen?
Praise the Lord, give him praise, church. Hallelujah, thank you, Lord. But just like back to the choice thing, you gotta choose to believe, amen? Only those who believe God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. Believe, don't try to reason. Believe, don't try to put in your own effort to be your own savior, amen? Don't grow old and die and miss the very essence of what life is all about. It's a gift from God, amen? Praise the Lord.
Remember this, there's an enemy out there called Satan, the devil, and he's the one behind all the world's sorrows because one day, this earth by the way, that's another message. Keep on coming, I'll be preaching. Why there's so much mess in this earth, amen? It's not God's doing. God gave the earth to man and man gave the earth to the devil, so the devil's lease is running out, by the way, amen? God never made earth with earthquakes and all kinds of tsunamis and things like that, even disease and all that.
Y'all heard just now it came because of sin, but that's another message altogether but just suffice to say this, Jesus says the thief, that is your enemy, the devil, he comes to steal, kill, destroy but Jesus says, "I am come that you might have life and have it more abundantly," amen? So, I don't offer you a dead Christ, I offer you a living Christ. He's alive today and he loves you, amen? Thank you, Lord Jesus, all across this place and everywhere that's watching this right now, if you put your trust in Christ, it's a matter of decision. You say, "Pastor, I believe. Father God, I believe your Word, and I believe that you love me, and I believe you gave your Son to die for me". If that is you wherever you are right now, pray this prayer with me right now from your heart.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your gift, the greatest gift of all, your Son Jesus Christ. He died on the cross for my sins, took all my judgment, my condemnation upon himself, and finished it all. There's no more judgment from you in my life, no more condemnation. From now on, I thank you that you see me in Christ as if I'm Jesus and you bless me accordingly. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and you raised him from the dead because you declared me righteous, acquitted. Thank you, Father, in Jesus's name, amen.
Praise God. Stand to your feet. I'm gonna dismiss you with the blessings of God and the protection of God. You know, we do this in our church every week. We dismiss people with the blessings of God because prayer is not just to soothe you, it is ready to position, even cause events to go into motion for this week, to put you at the right place at the right time. In the world we live in today, our smarts is not enough, only God can put us at the right place at the right time, amen? I'm gonna pray that for you may God protect you and you family from harm and danger, amen? Lift your hands all across this place.
Father in heaven, I thank you, Lord, because we have righteous in your eyes. All the prayers of the people here, when they pray, you hear, amen? It's the prayers, the effectual fervent prayers of a righteous man that avails. Thank you, Father. And right now in the name of Jesus, the Lord bless you and your families this coming week. The Lord bless you with the blessings of Father Abraham. The Lord bless you, all that you touch prosper. The Lord protect you from every harm, you and your loved ones, from every danger, from every sickness, from all the power of the evil one through the blood of his Son, through that blood that has remitted your sins, through that same blood, you have divine protection. I confess that and I declare that over you and your families. You will see good, good days ahead of you. The Lord lift up his countenance and grant to you and your loved ones his shalom peace. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and all the people said, amen.
Keep coming again, all right? We look forward to have you in the church. It's a blessed time. You always leave with this kind of wonderful pumped-up, fired-up feeling, amen? God bless you, love you.