Joseph Prince - Face Life Without Fear (Secrets Unveiled In Isaiah 53)
Greet at least two or three persons around you, amen. Just say something like, "Hey, you look good today. What happened last week"? Look at somebody else and say, "No sweat, amen, thou shall not sweat". Y'all know the 12th commandment, right? Thou shall not sweat. No worries, amen, God is in charge. Our God is in control, praise the Lord. Everything that's happening, you know, he's just smiling, you know, sitting on the throne at the Father's right hand knowing that all is well.
While you know, the whole world is going through all this turmoil, God is working something, not the one sending the virus, not the one sending, God has no virus to send, amen, the enemy does and that's why in heaven, there is no sickness in heaven. There is no poverty in heaven. There is no hospitals in heaven. There is nothing that will destroy. All this came because of sin, amen. But God is in control. When God looks down at everything, he knows he can work everything out according to his own plans to achieve the objective, amen. Because one day, one day the entire world will acknowledge the King of all kings, and the Lord of all lords, amen. Praise the Lord. Thank you, Lord Jesus, hallelujah.
And can I have the musicians to come with this time because there is such a flow of the Spirit, and we just want to worship a bit more. Is that okay with you? I didn't plan for this. I didn't plan for this, and I just want you to know that I'm all ready with my sermon. My sermon is fully prepared, all right, but I just want to follow the Lord. I think the Lord wants to do some things and praise God, thank you, Jesus. Especially during this time tell the Lord, "You are my hiding place from this COVID-19, amen. You are my hiding place. My family and I, you are my hiding place".
There are two words in Psalms 91 to express trust. In the Hebrew, there are two words the psalmists use. One is, "You are my God, my God, Elohim, in him I will trust", batach there. The word "batach" in Hebrew means, "I rely on you. I trust you". That's the word trust, simply trust. Then there's another word where it says, under his wings, he will cover you with his feathers like an eagle, amen, for protection. And under his wings, you will take refuge, amen? In the King James, "You shall trust". But actually the New King James put it right. That word there is not trust like batach. It is another word for take refuge.
So, why don't we take refuge, amen? You and your families, place your families, they might not be here. Your children might not be here. They might be studying abroad or whatever, but, you know, you can take them all as the head of the family. Or if you don't have a head of the family, the wife can bring them all in prayer and put them under Jesus's wings, amen, under the shadow of the Almighty, amen. Praise the Lord. Thank you, Jesus.
Now, the Lord is healing people and setting them free from all kinds of fears, amen. You already feel it. Look for your fear right now, it's gone. And especially there's an area where we find that your sons and your daughters are now afflicted with fear, with depression. Some of you, you have this condition in your household for some time, there's gonna be deliverance in Jesus's name. It won't be next year, it will be this year. The Lord's doing something right now for your families, your loved ones. I see, I see grown young people hiding in the room. I see them all day long in front of their laptop refusing to go out afraid to leave. I see them angry, angry. Don't be discouraged. God is now healing your heart first, amen? God is healing you, and God is healing that relationship. And God is bringing deliverance to that child. God is bringing deliverance to that teenager. God is bringing deliverance to the young adult in the name of Jesus. Father, right now in Jesus's name, do it, Lord, in the name of Jesus. Amen, amen, amen. Thank you, Lord. Just receive.
Do you feel a liberating anointing in this place? Amen. No one is now afraid in this anointing of any infection. Infections are now afraid of this anointing, all right? There's no infection here, don't worry, any kind of disease. Sometimes I wish that during these moments like this, we can just put that any virus under the microscope and see how it trembles and like a worm withdraws. I would love to see it. David says, "Let my prayer be unto you as incense and the lifting of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Let my prayer to you be as incense".
If you don't pray in your prayer language right now, do it in Jesus's name as God's Spirit fills you in the name of Jesus. The world will never understand this. They don't understand because they cannot comprehend but you, child of God, this is the incense that protects, that fumigates, that blesses, and that releases all the jubilee anointing on everyone in Jesus's name. As you pray in the Spirit, that jubilee, that freedom, that liberating anointing falls on you in Jesus's name. Your mind becomes clearer. Your body becomes stronger in Jesus's name, amen. Yes, Lord. Thank you, Lord. Just a moment right now in Jesus's name.
I want those of you, you have a problem with your joints, whether it's your knee, whether it's your neck, I want you to move to that area right now in Jesus's name. The Lord just told me he's done a work in your joints. Those of you who haver joint problems now, joint problems, move that joint. Move that joint all across this place, everywhere that's watching this right now. Remember, the anointing that's here is there. The Lord knows you are there. Don't forget, David was not under the roof when the prophet came. David was somewhere else. The anointing saw him, amen? The Lord knows where he is. Start moving that area.
Someone just got healed of a knee condition. You've been having that for some time. Move your knee and when you put your foot down, you can't find the pain anymore. And there's a doubt in your head that says, maybe this is just for this moment. No, don't doubt. When the Lord does something, he does it. Don't doubt him, amen. Doubt your doubts. Stuff your fears. Don't doubt your faith, amen. God is worthy of our trust. Say, let's do it in Jesus's name. If the pain is gone, if that is you, knee condition, I want you to do a big wave all across.
Now, look around. Don't look to the front anymore. Camera, get it, get them so that everyone else all over Singapore can see this. In Jesus's name, wave, wave, wave, wave. Only knee conditions that is healed in Jesus's name. Eric, the second balcony. All right, wave, wave. Look around you, look around you. All right those on top can look down and see people are waving. These are the people who've been set free in Jesus's name.
As we were worshiping, the Lord said to me, "I'm healing joints right now. Tell them, tell them I'm doing it in Jesus's name". Thank you, Lord. And heart conditions, right now heart condition, if you have a heart condition, you can verify now. But you know what? You can tell by a surge of strength that has come to you. If you feel warmth in your heart right now in Jesus's name, you feel that you can breathe easier, it's like, you know you have a heart condition and now it's arrhythmia. God is healing irregular heartbeat, amen.
And some of you, you have this propensity to heart palpitations. Thank you, Lord. Sometimes on my own, I can't say all these words. And the Lord says he's healing heart arrhythmia, he's healing heart palpitations. Your heart is beating real fast, amen, or beating irregularly. If that is you, you can feel the warmth coming on you right now. Either it's on your head or on your chest area. That is you. If that is happening to you right now, do a big wave in Jesus's name. All right, number one, we're talking only to people with heart conditions, amen, amen. Look at all these hands. Praise God, praise God.
Camera, can you catch all these people? And there's only a few that have heart conditions. And among those of the few that have heart conditions is those that God has already touched. Praise God. Amen, in Jesus's name. Go back to the doctor, verify that the warmth is the healing anointing of God healing your heart, making you right in Jesus's name, amen? Amen. Thank you, Lord Jesus. He's still healing joints. All right, all kinds of joints. I see now, I call for the knee condition. Now I just want to all those with joint conditions, whether it's your elbow, whether it's your wrists, whether it's your neck, you know you are set free, amen? If that is you, lift up your hand and wave like this in Jesus's name.
Now camera, take all these people, praise the Lord, take all those up there in Jesus's name. And I'm sure that those in and all the different venues and all that in Jesus's name, you are receiving as well. Now, do a big wave. Come on, give glory to Jesus, people, amen. The rest clap. Only those who have received, amen, the Lord has touch. No more pain, amen. Praise the Lord. One testimony, sister over there. I think the one in black, right? Yes, dressed in black with beautiful earrings. Yes.
Female: I was having a neck strain and it has been two months. Yes, and now it's completely healed. Thank you, Jesus.
Joseph Prince: Thank you, Jesus. One more time. We'll hold our claps and only those who got healed, whether you got healed of the knee condition, the heart condition, as well as the heart, we need to verify that going back to your doctor and then write to the church, or whatever joint conditions you are healed, do a big wave. Only these people, do a big wave, all right? If you just stay still, we can't catch you. All right do a big wave so we know it's you, amen? No more pain. To God be all the glory and all the praise, amen. Thank God. How long you had it? And a mic? All right, macho man. Macho man with the mic. Pastor Lawrence.
Male: Recently, I have my joint of my palm is stiff and pain. Now after I move for like five minutes, and it's all gone. It's relief.
Joseph Prince: It's all gone?
Male: There's no stiff and no pain.
Joseph Prince: Amen, amen, praise the Lord, praise the Lord. You may be seated. Praise the Lord. Thank you, musicians. Praise God.
You know, we live in a world of death. Everything is dead, everything is dying. Everything is dying ever since Adam sinned. God didn't create a world like that. Ever since Adam sinned, everything about the world is dead, dying, not just man. Of course, man is the crowning creation, if you can put it that way. He's the head of all creation. So, when man fell, all creation fell. The dogs start decaying, the animals start groaning, the leaves start falling. The, you know, there were no four seasons in the beginning. There was a beautiful pink heaven, that's another message altogether, and scientifically we can talk to you about that. And there was a strong oxygenated environment. There's a canopy, the Hebrew says, that was broken in Noah's flood. And as a result, all the harmful rays and man's life began to cut short, but death came in because of Adam's sin.
The wages of sin is death, but everything changed when Jesus rose from the dead. God raised his Son from the date and now Jesus is on an altogether different scene. He's now in a place where death cannot touch him, amen. Now, it is not like Lazarus died and then was raised by Jesus to die again. Jesus was raised never to die again, amen. And he was raised in his glorified body, amen. So, right now we have a man in heaven representing us. He's praying for us. He's calm. He's far above COVID-19 virus. He's far above every principality and power.
And listen carefully, he's not there alone. The Bible says he went there to be you. When he went to the cross, he went to the cross to be you, to represent you. So, it was not like he went to the cross by himself. He has no reason to go to the cross. He has no reason to be executed. He has no reason to be judged. He went there on your behalf. He did know sin, knew no sin, in him is no sin. He went there as you. So, as far as God is concerned, not only the sins have been born away at Calvary, right, but your sin factory, the sin, all right, without the S, the sin nature has all been removed. There's no more factory to produce sins anymore. Jesus finished at the cross. He went there as you.
So, whatever happened to him at the cross happened to you and I. And then when he was buried, he went to the grave. Again, he was buried in the grave as you. We are buried with Christ. That's what I mean, we are buried with Christ. And then when God raised Him from the dead, hallelujah, we were all raised with him and that's when resurrection life started flowing in your body. So, right now you are resurrected being in an un-resurrected body, yet, amen, this body, whether it's through the rapture, we got a brand new body, or in death, then you wait for the Rapture. Either way, those who are dead already and those are waiting for his Son from heaven will all receive a brand-new body, a body like Jesus's body, never to have sickness, never to grow old, never to have in boredom, anything that's fallen, and you will never, never ever die.
So, imagine that right now Jesus is in heaven at the Father's right hand seated, but he's not there for himself. He's there for us. Those two beautiful words that I always linger over in the Book of Hebrews, he's there for us. I said, He's there for us, amen. We are members of his body and of his flesh. We are one with the Lord Jesus. And not just that, he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit. So, we are one spirit with him, and we are members of his body and of his flesh. If his flesh is healthy, why is ours sick? We must reject that and declare as he is, so are we in this world, amen. We must understand that we have a new identity. We are actually on the other side of grave.
"Pastor Prince, I'm still on earth and here I am. You know, Pastor Prince, you're preaching here at the Star PAC". Yes and yet no, I'm seated with Christ. He's there as me. He's there as you. You are seated with Christ. Can you understand that? Before all the blessings can come on Israel, God said this, this is the criteria Deuteronomy 28. God says, You want to be blessed coming in, bless going out, blessed in the fruit of your body, that means your children will be blessed, blessed in the produce of your hands, blessed in all that you set your hand to, you shall lend and not borrow, you shall be the head only and not be beneath, amen. And then what about this? Your enemy comes against you one way, flee before you seven ways, amen. That includes the virus. It's an enemy, amen. So whatever it is, all those are promises of God, am I right? Am I right? Amen.
But it always contingent on the very first part of that blessing. The chapter opens up and says, "If you keep all his commandments", therein lies our problem. We have not kept his commandments, nor can we keep all his commandments. It's gotta be all. You cannot just keep most. That's why we cannot live under the law. So Jesus came, and he fulfilled the law for us. And now all the blessings are ours because of Jesus. Just accepting Jesus, God gives you an A+ in terms of law keeping. It's as if you kept all the law. How many understand that? This is a better covenant, amen? Come on, church. It's a better covenant. We accept Jesus Christ, it's as if God gives you an A+. And I'm trying to speak after the human flesh, amen, the human infirmity.
So, how many understand that right now, Jesus is there as you? And the first part of the blessings of Deuteronomy 28 starts by saying that the Lord your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth. Then the next line, and all these blessings will come on you and overtake you. Notice position before blessings, position before blessings. So, Israel longed to be set on high, but they have to keep all the commandments to be set on high for all the blessings to come on them, amen? And they never made it but Jesus came, and today he's set on high at the Father's right hand and that same position, the Bible says, we are seated with Christ. God raised us together with Jesus, and God set us there. When God wants to look at you today, God looks at Jesus. Do you think that looks better? You think you look better, amen?
So, always my life is to know, my life is to see Jesus. To see is to be. I said, to see is to be. I don't try to be by looking at my own efforts. I'll do my best. Come on, Joseph Prince, all right, pull up your bootstraps, do your best, amen, grit your teeth. You can do this. You can get by with this. No, no, no, no. When they say, pouring the oil, right? They are thinking, put in effort. Come on, put in effort. Means what? You need the oil. No oil, there's no flow. No oil, there's no prosperity. There's no oil, there's no healing. That's what it means. That's what it means. Come on. Someone like me interpreting Chinese, come on, praise the Lord, hallelujah. That's a miracle itself, amen, in Jesus's name, amen? Are you with me so far?
So listen carefully. Let's go one step further. Everything about the Psalms 91 is contingent on, this the very first verse, He who sits, yashab, yashab means sit. He who dwells your King James says, but he who sits. Look at the word "dwell". He who sits in the secret place of the Most High. What is the secret place of the Most High? It's Christ. Back in the Old Testament, it's a secret place because it's not yet fulfilled. The conditions were not yet there for Christ to come, amen? So, it's a secret place. But now it's no more a secret place. We are all seated with Christ in heavenly places.
So, the very first verse of Psalms 91, he who sits in the secret place of the Most High shall abide, the idea abide all day, under the shadow. Shadow in the Hebrew mind is always protection, under the shadow of the Almighty. Are you listening? So, all day when you go out, I want you to see this about yourself, amen. Though your foot is walking on earth, you are seated with Christ, and you must have this mentality, right? The reason why it says, "A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, it shall not come near you", is because you're far, all right, in God's eyes, no one sees reality the way God does. We only see superficially. If I can see it, it's real. Then you're missing a lot on life. A lot of things you can't see.
This COVID-19, you cannot see. And it's not even in the spiritual realm, it's not, it's in the physical realm, but you can't see it. So, all this, "Unless I can see it, I will not believe it", achoo, cough, cough. All right, that goes to show but then beyond the physical, there is a spiritual. The spiritual is more real than the physical because it was a Spirit. God is a Spirit that brought forth the physical. If you want to change the physical, you don't try to change the physical by changing the physical. You go to the Spirit and from the Spirit, you change the physical. And the Bible says that which is physical is temporal. Look at everything you can see now, 50 years from now, it won't look the same. You can see this building, amen, 50 years from now, it won't be the same, why? Because we won't be here, amen, amen?
Everything, your chair, everything even your clothes, everything will decay. Even the body you see is flesh, it's not going to heaven with you. God will give you a brand-new body. Smile at your neighbor and say, "Don't worry, there's hope. Just endure for a while. Just endure with that face for a while". Come on, talk to your neighbor. Come on, come on, sister. Now, this is not a good time for a husband to talk to the wife. You're gonna get a fivefold ministry. All right, so we are seated in Christ.
Now, watch this. The Bible says he who sits in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. So, every time you think before you leave the house, stop for a while. It's not a matter of, "I claim this in Jesus's name", and there's a restlessness above. "I claim this, a thousand shall fall". No, you're claiming out of fear, it's not out of rest. All right, you need to stop for a while. It's good to memorize, yes. It's good to claim, yes. It's good to speak it out, yes. But more than anything else you need to know, right, that you are there in the secret place. The the the longings of the Old Testament saints was to be in that place, but it's a secret place, how to find it? Right, now we are in that place.
"Their dream is our reality", amen? We are, we are enjoying the reality of what they dream of, amen? And God says he will do this to provoke Israel to jealousy that Israel may see the Messiah that we accept as our Savior and Lord. So, every time just stop for a while, whether it's in your bed, whether while you're bathing, getting ready for work, stop and say, "Hey, relax". You're not trying to be there, you are there. You are seated with Christ. Sitting means what? If I have a chair right here, what do I do? I sit down. You are sitting down, right? I'm standing, why? I'm working, you are not, amen, right? All the pastors in front, they are sitting down. I'm preaching, I'm standing. Why? Because I'm working, they are not.
So, the priests of the Old Testament, yeah, and they're all drawing a salary, right, because they are resting. Am I right? I'm working. I'm not drawing a salary from this church, right? Okay, anyway, that was thrown in for free to help Lawrence feel better. So, when we sit down, we throw the weight of our body onto the seat, amen, right? So, there was no seats in the tabernacle of Moses in the Old Testament. There was a table, but no seat because their work is never finished. They're always walking around, walking around, walking around, but the Bible says, "Having purged our sins, Jesus sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high".
And think of why he sat down. We could say, "Well, he sat down because he's the Son of God". True, but there's not the reason he sat down. "He sat down because he's God in the human flesh". That's true, but that's not the reason he sat down. At any time, at any time, Jesus could have sat down, but God will not let that seat be a seat where he's sitting down because he's God, or he sit down because he's perfect. God wants it to be this reason. Having purged our sins, he sat down. Like the priests of the Old Testament, the work is never finished because their work, our sins cannot be atoned with the blood of bulls and lambs, cannot. Those things are just a symbol of his blood, his eternal blood. These things are temporal.
So, their work is always, always serving. Every year they have Yom Kippur. Every year they have Yom Kippur. Every year they have the Day of Atonement celebration, all right, not celebration, but the observation, and why? Because their sins are never atoned, but Jesus once and for all paid for all our sins, amen. And if one sin is left on you, he cannot sit down. You must rest that your sins are fully forgiven. You know when you have a bad thought, for example, straightaway, don't go into this ritual of trying to catch the thought and trying to, you know, deal with it. Just say, "I'm forgiven", and go on, amen. It's because people are conscious of their sin, they indulgent in it, and the devil have a heyday with people who don't know the truth.
So listen, where your sins are concerned with God, up till now, listen, they're all forgiven. Now breathe and rest. There are three words for the Hebrew, in the Hebrew, for heal, resh hei is mouth, aleph, rapha. Rapha, Jehovah Rapha, right? So, it's three letters reading from right to left, Hebrew reads from right to left facing you. Resh hei aleph. The root word, there's a root word for every word. They call it the etymology, the root word. The root word remove the aleph, it is the word "hei". And this one is rapha. Rapha earlier just now, heal. It means heal. Rapha, the root word rapha means relax.
So, the root of heal is relax. So, the the position that we have is a position that is the world dreams of it, amen, in terms of our relation with God, we are now seated because our sins are forgiven. Well, what about the terror at night? Well, when you're seated in the secret place, the terror is under you, won't come near. The pestilence that walks in darkness, you know, these are diseases that you don't know it's happening. Right now, maybe your body is developing a disease they tell you, you know, but you don't know. Must go for all kinds of check, amen.
So, there's a pre-disease check nowadays for a disease that may come, or may not come, but it's a pre, pre, pre, pre, amen. So, how do you know? But Bible says you don't have to be afraid of the pestilence that walks in darkness. Even it's creeping in darkness, God knows about it. Psalms 91 say, you will not be afraid of the pestilence that walks in darkness. By the way, this COVID-19 virus is walking in darkness. You don't know where, right, right? You don't know where, but the Lord does. Friend, safety is in the Lord, all right? Yeah, by all means, wash your hands, amen, amen. Wash your face. For goodness sake bathe, amen.
So, we can do all that. We thank God in the natural, but safety is in the Lord and it's not for every Christian. It's not automatic for every Christian. It's for the Christian that says, "Under your wings, I take refuge". It's not for every Christian. Somebody else say, "Well, you know, I don't believe that". There are Christians who say you cannot anyhow claim Psalms 91. You ask them why, they say, "Well, it's for, you know, people that meet all the requirements". You say, what requirements? They say, "Those who abide in the secret place of the Most High". You say, what is that? They say, "Don't know".
So, don't talk to me like you know we don't qualify when you don't even know whether you qualify. My friend, secret place is in the Old Testament language. Today we are seated with Christ. We are there. We are there. The youngest believer is there. The believer has no, not much knowledge about the Bible, it's there, amen. It is not a position of merit because you have earned it through much prayers, and you extra holy person, then you get that place. These things are important. It's important to be growing in holiness, but true holiness is unconscious. And Moses, was not his face shone. It's not this idea.
So, don't let anyone come and tell you, "Are you sure you qualify"? Amen. Tell them, "I don't know about you, but I do. It's not because of me and what I did. It's because of Jesus and what he's done. I'm seated with Christ". Literally, he who he yashabs, in fact, the word sits appears first in the very first verse of Psalms 91. Yashab is the first word. Every time the word appears first in the Hebrew sentence, it is the emphasis of that verse, amen? He who sits in the secret place of the Most High, Elyon, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. He was this where? In the secret place of the Most High.
Now, names of God is beautiful in Hebrew. Elyon, Most High, Elyon is always used in terms of the nations of the world, Elyon. It is a millennial title. When Jesus comes again, he'll be the Most High God, all right? And the first time it appears, you know which story? Melchizedek brought bread and wine, amen? He brought bread and wine to Abraham. And he says, "Blessed to be a Abraham of the Most High God, and blessed to be the Most High God".
So, first of all, blessed to be the Most High God, possessor of heaven and earth, then blessed to be Abraham. It is a ministry, it is a priest that blesses God and blesses man. But notice the name by which he used to bless, Most High God. It's the first time ever in the Bible "Most High God" appears. And every time the Bible mention a subject, any subject for the first time, there is something we can learn, something significant. The Most High God appears down there, and the very next chapter Genesis 15, verse 1 says, "After these things", what things? After Abraham received the bread and the wine, after Abraham received, Abraham respond with a tithe.
And that's why people who understand the tithe, don't. That's why I tell people, tithing is not for everybody. It's for people with revelation, amen, amen. And you must have a revelation that Jesus brought the bread and wine. Abraham tithed. And then after these things, the very next chapter, what things? What happened earlier? The bread and the wine and the tithing, Abraham receiving Melchizedek's blessing. "After these things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision saying, 'Do not be afraid, Abraham. I am your shield'".
How we need that today. Imagine God coming to you in Clemente, amen, in your bedroom at 3 a.m. and God says, "Don't be afraid, Pang Sun, Lim Pang Sun". It's back again. I was using Lim Pang Sun for the longest time many years ago, and then one of pastors came to me one day, "Pastor, this will sound funny, but we really have a Lim Pang Sun in our church". So, I stopped using it for a while. So, if you're still around Lim, it's just an illustration, okay? So, the Lord appears and the Lord says, "Don't be afraid, Akow". In Hebrew, it is a fear not is Al-tirah.
By the way, just let you know, this is the very first time, the first occurrence of this phrase, "Fear not". Later on it's used by humans, by kings, by servants, by different ones, by men, by women, but it's the first time appearance but from God. God loves for his people not to be afraid. His first word to Abram, it's the first occurrence in the Bible, "Fear not". In Hebrew, Al-tirah. Say it. That means, "Don't be afraid", Al-tirah. Jesus most favorite expression, amen, is Al-tirah. Fear not, you will catch men.
They saw the blessings and the boat sinking, blessings of the fishes, and Jesus smiled at Peter and says, "Al-tirah, Peter, don't be afraid, amen. From now on you'll catch men. Don't be afraid when all these things happen on the world, to the world. Lift up your head, your redemption draws near", amen. Al-tirah, this is the first time it appears. And God says what? He appears in a vision and God said to him, "I am your magan. I am your shield".
Isn't a wonderful that in the middle of night God tells you, "I am your shield". And during this time especially, what does that mean? He's your protection. How will you face life? How will you have an attitude of facing life? How? You will stand up and know that you're not saying it does not exist like some cult groups. You're not saying sickness doesn't exist. You're saying it exists, or us why do I need a shield? But shield means you are protected. Believe for that. Honor God by your faith. Honor God by saying, "Lord, I receive you as my shield", amen? Let's do that right now, shall we? You have put your family under his wings.
Now say, "Father, you are my shield. I trust in you. in Jesus's name". Now there are all kinds of shield today, all kinds of shield, he's the best shield, amen? Not only that, not only is he your shield, he's your exceedingly great reward. Now for those of you who know Hebrew, if you read this up, it literally means, "I'm you're extremely great salary", you know that, literary, literary salary.
And when I read this last time, this word "reward" is not the usual word for reward. It's the word for compensation. I'm your exceeding, not just I'm your compensation. That's good enough. If God is my compensation, that's good enough, but "I'm your exceedingly great compensation". Are you listening, people? This is amazing. I said, this is amazing. Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen, amen, amen, amen.
And God told Abraham, "I'll bless those who bless you, and I'll curse those who curse you". You know, we don't have to lift a finger. That's why did Jesus say, "Pray for your enemies"? Why do you think Jesus said, "Pray for your enemies", why? Because you are under the blessing of Abraham. Blessed are those who bless you, cursed are those who curse you. So, if they do something to you, pray for them. "Pastor, if that is true, I don't think I want to pray for them". No, no, no, you cannot have that kind of heart, amen? That's not the heart of Jesus, amen, come on.
Amen, pray for them. Because the thing is that, you know, you pray for them. They don't realize. "I know but a man who abuses his wife, he's not a believer". I have seen and I know personally this man who has a wife that believes the Lord. She goes to church, and he criticize her. One day she was reading the Bible, and he kicked the Bible, he kicked her hand off the Bible, you know, as he passes by. His legs swelled up, next few days swelled up, amen? I don't know if the lady prayed for God to forgive him or not, but his legs swelled up. Now, this is the secret, three steps on how to have a swollen leg, amen. Of course, not all swollen legs are because of this.
You remember the story in the New Testament? People say, "There's no judgment in the New Testament". You read your Bible carefully. For example, the judgment in New Testament is not judgment because you sinned. It's not that kind of, or else everybody's dropping like flies, you know? No, no, the judgment in New Testament is when you stand against the gospel. Remember a guy, Paul was preaching in this city. He was preaching to the leader of the city, the proconsul of the city, and this man was responding to the gospel, and Paul was preaching.
And then there was a man called Elymas. He was a sorcerer, and the sorcerer came and tried to intervene and tried to stop. And for a long time, this sorcerer has sort of like done all kinds of sorceries in that city. He's well known and a lot of it is just gimmickry and all that. But Saul turned around, Saul was Paul, by the way. He became Paul, right? His name was changed to Paul. He was Paul. Paul turned around, and this guy was trying to interrupt Paul and Paul says, "You'll be blind for a season". And the guy became blind. You know, he started looking up. By the way, there's a mercy there... for a season. Amen, became blind.
Another instance in the early church, there was a husband and wife team. The church was like prosperous because there was no lack among them. What does that mean? Prosperous. In the early church, everyone came and shared. Everyone was like having miracles, everyone was healed. Literally, you read your Bible carefully. There was a time in the early church, everybody was healed. I'm praying in Jesus's name as the days come forth closer and closer, and we're coming to the place where everyone healed, everyone's supplied in the church, and great grace was upon them all, amen?
So, there was a time. You know what happened? Two con artists came in, husband, wife. Their names are Ananias and Sapphira. They came in, they parked themself in the church and that's why these are people who are not believers. They are professors to be Christian, they profess to be Christians, not professor in university, professors. They're not possessors like you and I. They are possessors of eternal life. Just going to a church does not make you a Christian any more than going to McDonald's make you a Big Mac, all right? It's not osmosis. You gotta accept the Lord Jesus Christ.
So, these two came and they conned the people, they tried to con the people. They parked themselves in the church. And Peter came and Peter says, and someone say, "Peter said drop dead". Peter never says those words. You can't find those words. Peter says, "Why do you lie to the Holy Spirit"? Bang, the husband died. The wife wasn't there. The wife came in, right, and the wife. And he asked the wife, "Did you conspire with your husband to lie to the Holy Spirit"? She says no, all right, bang she died. Peter never said, "You die". And they said drop dead like some preachers will share this story. No, he just said, "Do you lie"? They died.
Now, that caused fear to come on the entire church, but listen carefully, we don't have judgment. This thing can't just fall on you like that. God will not do that to you, okay? But I think if somebody, someone, an unbeliever came to hurt someone or whatever, and they dropped dead on our premises just, you know, supernaturally dead, falling down. I think all of them would be afraid, right? But it will not happen to us. We are, our judgment is passed for all our sins. Christ bore all our sins, right? So, the judgment is what? Trying to hurt God's people. God was protecting his people.
Oh, he's fierce. He's fierce. When he protects his people it's like a mother hen. Jesus says, "How I would have gathered you like a mother hen under her chicks", under her chicks, "her chicks under her wings". I got it first before you. How Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Say, "How often I would have gathered you like a mother hen would gather her chicks". And say there words, four words, "And you would not. You refuse to have me". And that's why the soldiers came in, raised the whole, I mean, the whole temple down, amen? Jesus says, "Because you knew not the day of your visitation".
So, he's not the kind of God that says, "I'm gonna protect you on. You like it or not, I'm gonna protect you, okay? I'm gonna protect you". "No, let me think about it first". "No, no, I'm gonna protect you". No such thing. You don't want Jesus, he walk away. That little Nazareth town, amen, when he said that he's the Messiah in the reading of the Scriptures, and you know what they did? They rejected him and he walked away. Nobody was healed. I mean, there were a few healed though. You know, the grace of God is so abundant, there's always someone getting healed. But as a city, all their blinds remain blind. Those who are bound to the bed cannot get up, they're all bound. That itself to me is judgment just by walking away.
If you don't want the Lord, the Lord's not gonna force this, you know? "I think I'm not ready yet". Well, you know what? You're away from the Lord. The Lord won't suffer. The Lord says, "Oh, you're away. I'm gonna lose some things while I'm in heaven". No, no, honestly. He has myriads of angels. We preach the gospel, not for his sake, we preach the gospel for your sake. But in a way, it's for his glory because he equates his glory to man being saved. That's how much he loves you. Are you with me so far?
Okay, I thought of preaching my sermon, but time is running. So, everything just now was from the Spirit, it's from the Spirit. Amen? I want to show you something real quick. This is the name of God in Hebrew. Are you with me so far? So, what I'm saying is that God's heart is not to punish. You know, when Jesus came into a town of Samaria, the people of Samaria rejected Jesus. And John, the apostle of love, at that time he was fiery, he said, "Lord, shall we call fire from heaven and consume them as Elijah the prophet did in the Old Testament"? And Jesus says, "Yo guys". Okay, he didn't say yo. He says, "Hey guys, you do not know what kind of spirit you are of". What kind of spirit is that?
Now, actually he can answer. Spirit of Elijah, right? But Old Testament spirit is Old Testament spirit. We must have the Spirit of Christ. You know what Jesus did? Jesus says, "You do not", He rebuked the Apostle John for suggesting to fire the city, right? No, he just walked away. That city lost, no one healed, no one set free. Their loved ones remained sick. He just walked away and went to another city. So, people ask the question today, is God judging the earth? No, the judgment is not yet. But there is another covenant, another covenant he has with Israel, and this is the covenant of Israel.
God says to Israel, "Any nation that try to shake you, all right, from your home that I gave to Abraham, your father Abraham, will break their back". It's like God will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone, very heavy. And anyone that tries to remove their place from the land that God gave them will break their backs. God will change even nations. And God allowed the devil to even allow... the devil, the devil is not held back by God, let me tell you this, okay? The whole world's covered with all kinds, not just COVID, all kinds will come into the world. It's God holding back. But the moment Israel is involved, there's a covenant with Israel, God will just lift one finger and you see what the world is having right now. It came from the devil.
But the devil always is under God, all right? And the devil knows when he has a right. God and the devil is not in cohorts, okay? They are not, but the devil knows when he has a right. He has a right to bring this now. And God is still holding, I'm telling you, there is mercy in all this. And we are praying for it to come to an abrupt end. I got a feeling, like I said, when it happens, it will happen, it will stop quickly, suddenly. That is what I feel, amen?
Now, the name of God in the Old Testament is this, Yud Hei Vav Hei. Look at this, Yud Hei Vav Hei. Hebrew reads from right to left like ancient Chinese. So, this is where the English people didn't know how to pronounce it, they would say Jehovah, right? Like my name is Joseph, in Hebrew it's Yosef. Every J is a Y, actually. That's the correct pronunciation. So, this is Yud Hei Vav Hei. In your Bible, it is capital L-O-R-D. Whenever you find in your Bible, English Bible capital L-O-R-D, that is this name. If it's capital G and then small O-D, that's Elohim, God. So, this is the Lord, the covenant keeping God. Are you with me so far, okay? Are you with me?
Now, we all know this passage from the Bible, look at this. I'm going to show you the Hebrew, the reference first, okay? In Isaiah 53, it says, "Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows, yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted". Who is this? Jesus. Jesus, am I right? It's Jesus, right? So, but the thing is this, it says surely. It's almost as if the word "aken" in Hebrew is a positive assertion. It's almost like look at the next verse, "He was wounded for our transgressions".
We all know, most believers all know that, that Jesus carried our sins, amen. But they have a problem believing Jesus carried also, in the same atoning work, he carried our disease. So, for extra measure, God put the word "surely". "Surely he has born our griefs". Aken, positive assertion, surely. Didn't put surely for, "He was wounded for our transgressions". God knows that people won't accept, so healing is in the atonement, right? Am I right? But the English says, "He carried our griefs, he carried our sorrows", but the Hebrew word is griefs is kholee for disease. You ask Israelis today, "What is kholee and what is makov"? They say, "Sickness and pain". It means sickness and carried our pains. Makov, our pains.
Recently, the Lord's brought me to this passage. And if that is not enough just to show you, Matthew quoted this in Matthew 8, verse 17, "That it might". Okay, the context there was Jesus was healing people, all right? He was healing people, casting out demons, physical healing, not emotional. Physical healing, not spiritual. In the context of physical healing, it says, "He himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses". So, it's very clear, very clear it's diseases, he bore diseases. Are you with me so far?
Recently, the Lord spoke to me and the Lord said, "Son, I'm going to show you something in this verse". Let's go to that verse again, Isaiah 53. It says, "Yet", the last part, "Yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted". So, when people look at Jesus and he looked hideous, all the diseases of the world, all the growth, all the tumors, as he hung down there on the cross, it was, the Bible says his visage was marred more than any man, and his form more than any other man. His visage was so marred beyond recognition, and his form was marred more than any man. The Bible doesn't exaggerate. Isiah 52 talks about that. Isaiah 53, it says he carried our diseases.
Can you imagine all our diseases on him? And yet, when you look at him, the people at that time, they say that he's punished by God. "They esteemed him stricken, smitten by God". You understand? "He must be punished because of his sins". It's our sins he carried. Surely he carried our sins, Isaiah says, amen? Surely he bore our diseases. Now, watch this, I'm going to show you something, it's a fresh revelation. You like fresh revelation? Look at Yud Hei Vav Hei again. Go back to Yud Hei Vav Hei. Yud, memorize it, okay? Yud, small comma, Yud Hei Vav Hei. Y'all know hei because it's an emblem of our New Creation Church.
Okay, now look at this verse, I'm going to show something that God showed me. This is fresh revelation. I got this from nowhere, I got it from the Lord. The Lord told me this. When the world... go back to the verse Isiah. When the world esteemed Jesus stricken, smitten by God, in the Hebrew, it spells like this. This is the Hebrew, interlinear. "Surely our griefs he bore, our sorrows carried yet we". Okay, that's the way it's for, the Hebrew word, okay? Surely, aken, surely.
Now, watch this. Looking at the last part, "Esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted", am I right? They despised him. God says, "My name is there". Look at the first. His name in reverse, look at Elohim. Can you see Elohim, the yellow there? You see the yellow there? That's the first letter of Yud Hei Vav Hei, am I right? I saw this and he told me to count. One, two, three, four, yud hei, we got our next hei. Now, it must be consistent. If you count four, it must be four. You got it? This is Bible code, all right? It cannot be four, three, and all that, then you're playing around with the Bible. This is designed by God. Next four, one, two, three, four. The third letter of Yud Hei Vav Hei, this is vav. The last one must be a hei, am I right? One, two, three, four.
"When the world despised my Son, I wrote down his name, Yud Hei Vav Hei". I'm so happy I got to show you this. We still got time to show you this. When I received this, I'm telling you it was like, and something else about, by the way, please understand we say it reverse in the opposite way. Hebrew is written from right to left, so this is actually written in reverse. Whenever God's name is in reverse, do you remember something?
The book of Esther. The book of Esther, God's name doesn't appear in your English Bible, doesn't appear in the superficial reading. It's the only book in the Bible that God's name doesn't appear. It was when God's people were in captivity, it was a time when God told them, "If you go after other gods, I'll hide my face from you. When evil comes on you, you'll find that my face is hidden". Yet, even though he hides his face, he cannot hide his heart and his hand of love. He was overruling the Haman who tried to kill and exterminate the Jewish people. That's why they have the Feast of Purim to celebrate the death of Haman. You understand?
Persia is present-day Iran. Haman wanted all Jews dead, and end up he himself hung on the gallows he planned for the leader of the Jews, Mordecai. And God's name, Yud Hei Vav Hei, appears four, five times. Actually, Yud Hei Vav Hei appeared four times, the fifth one is I Am. He hide his name in codes. I have a sermon on this. I preached in an encounter night, I forgot the title. I'm not good with titles, but you can ask the people out there, it's available. I think it's available on video as well because we have to illustrate where it appears. Four times Yud Hei Vav Hei appears forwards, twice it appears backwards like this. Whenever it appears forward, God is ruling directly. But when it's backwards, God is overruling.
So, reversing the faith in other words. The doctor says to you, "You know, you have a bad condition here". God write on it, "Reversed". Jesus bore your sicknesses, you understand? So, here, here it's talking about what? He carried our diseases. Amen, our faith is now reversed. Who reversed it? Yud Hei Vav Hei. Are you listening? When Jesus hung on the cross, when Jesus... show the cross. Jesus hung on the cross, look at this, right? They wrote in Hebrew up here, plus other languages, Latin and all that, but look at the Hebrew. The Hebrew spells the, reading from right, Yeshua, that's the name, Yeshua Ha'Nazarei V'Melech Ha'Yehudim. Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. Look at this from the first yud across, watch this, zoom, the first letter. The first letter of the next word, zum hei. The third word, the first letter zum vav. The last word, the first letter, all the initial letters spell Yud Hei Vav Hei.
And when the Pharisees saw it, they told Pontius Pilate, who was a Roman, "Change it, change it". Roman says, "What I have written, I have written". Because you know why? It spells this is Yahweh hanging on the cross. That's how much he loves us. He's the only one who can choose where to be born. He chose to be born in a manger. He's the only one who can choose to be the richest man that ever lived, but he chose to walk among the lowly and the poor, amen? How beautiful. No wonder, Father, you love him, hallelujah. This is your beloved Son. In him you are well pleased, amen? And all his moral attitudes. He's kind, but powerful. He is humble, but full of dignity and glory. Amen? He is full of virtue, he's holy, but it's not a holiness that people are afraid of.
It's a holiness that a leper can come and say, "You can cleanse me". A prostitute can come crying and weeping at his feet. He's altogether lovely. And to be like him, to see him is to be like him, to be like him in a world that has one good quality, but it's all one big quality that there's no equipos, equipoise. There's no one quality preponderance. It's like overbalanced and a lot of other bad qualities. With Jesus, everything in perfect balance, altogether lovely. When he's kind, he's not soft, he's truly kind. When we are kind, we have other reason to make people like us. We want something from them. His kindness is pure. Isn't he beautiful? If you can't appreciate him, the Father can, amen? The Father can. That's why all the frankincense of the gift offering goes to the Father. Only the Father can accept it and fully appreciates it.
All right, back to this, one more? One more? We still have time, one more real quick? Okay, look at this, back to Isaiah please. I'm going to show you the word. Recently, I showed you the word "oil". Oil is spelled, look at the oil, shin, reading from right, mem nun. Shin mem nun, shemen is oil, am I right? And go back to Isaiah 53. Okay, look at the interlinear now in the Hebrew. All right, look at, reading from right to left, one, two, three, four. Look at the word "shin" in the fourth word, can you see? Can you see it? Now count forward 13: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. Mem. Am I right?
Now, we are looking for nun to make oil, am I right? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. Is that a nun? That's a nun. Okay, what you saw was the final nun, longer one. When it appears as a suffix, it's longer. It appears as a prefix, it is shorter, but same letter. Okay, just let... okay, don't worry about that. It's nun. Shemen, can you see shemen? Can you see shemen? The oil is in the work of Jesus. And one last one, all this came to me recently. This is what your pastor does when COVID-19 virus is running around. Amen, spend time with the Lord, man. Why focus on bad news when you have the good news in your Bible? Your Bible, come on, open up your Bible. Ask God, "Open my eyes to behold wondrous things of your Word", amen?
One more, one more? Ready, one more? We have the anointing oil, we need the bread. And bread is spelled lechem. Lamed chet mem, lechem. Bethlehem, house of bread. Lechem is bread, okay? Today, you go to Israel, you say, "Can I have a lechem"? Which lechem, you know, amen? Lechem is bread, okay? Watch this. The Lord told me there's lechem here. I cannot find it unless he tells me, you know? You cannot find this on your own. And my Hebrew is limited, imagine that. So, the Lord will have to tell me, then I search for it, amen? All this came from him, even the name in reverse.
So, this is what the Lord gave me. Isaiah 53, the next verse. Isiah 53, verse 5, "He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon him. By his stripes we are healed". Am I right? Am I right, right? There's a famous verse that we all use, right? And the Lord says, "There's bread there". I say, "Lord, if I can find bread, this is amazing for communion". We talk about his stripes, you are healed. God says, "It's there". Okay, I go into the Hebrew and I started counting. Okay, watch this. This is in the Hebrew, okay? The last part of the verse, "The chastisement of our peace was upon him". Look at the first lamed. How is lechem spelled? Lamed chet mem, right? First lamed. Okay, count 9: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, chet. Count nine: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, once it's nine the first time, it must be nine all the way, you know? It must be consistent, all right? And 8, 9, mem. It is lechem spelled in reverse. You know why? Every time you take the bread, you are reversing your condition.
Hey, hey, hey, wait, wait, wait. I'm going to let you go, then you clap. Not only reverse your condition that the doctor says you have this condition, it'll be reversed, it will reverse the years the locusts had eaten. He will renew your youth like the eagles. Come on, give him praise, hallelujah. Praise the name of Jesus. Come on, stand to your feet, hallelujah. Thank you, Lord Jesus. I'm so glad I got this in. I'm so glad I got this in, amen?
So, you know, one day, you should get that message of the book of Esther how when God, his name is spelled forwards, God is ruling. It's spelled backwards, he's reversing. Haman did something and he reversed it, amen. Our God is in control, amen? This is our God, our wonderful God. And to see Jesus, you want to know what God is like? Look at Jesus. Don't let people try to point you to an Old Testament Scripture that God did this, God did that. Tell them, "Did Jesus do it"? No. He that has seen him has seen the Father. This is the true nature of God. All that has explanation. We don't have time to tell you that, but you want to see Jesus, you want to see what God is like, look at his Son. He said, "He that has seen me has seen the Father".
Lift your hands all across this place and I want those of you who want to put your trust in Christ, don't be a professor, saying that I profess to be a Christian, but are you a possessor of eternal life? God wants you on the other side of death. God hates death. Death was never meant to be, amen? Sin brought death into this world, but you can live on the other side. A Christian is someone who lives on the other side. Doesn't mean if Jesus tarries, your heart won't stop beating. But for the Christian, the word is never death, it is fall asleep only to step into glory, amen? And one day, you'll still have a new body, amen? If that is you, you want this real in your life, receive the Lord Jesus Christ, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved and your house. Pray this prayer with me right now.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love for me. I thank you for sending your Son to die for my sins on the cross. I thank you that he died, he was buried, but he rose from the dead never to die again. And I thank you, Father, that all my sins are put away. I'm alive in Christ risen. I'm in Christ risen. I'm not in of myself, I am in Christ risen. Therefore, I'm in the secret place of the Most High. Jesus Christ is my Lord forevermore, in Jesus's name. Amen, amen, praise the Lord.
All right, church, lift your hands all across this place. This is the Aaronic blessing, the priestly blessing. We can adopt this because even though it's meant for the Jews, we can adopt this because all the promises of God in Christ are yes and amen.
For this coming week, the Lord bless you with the blessings of father Abraham, the blessings of Deuteronomy 28. This coming week, the Lord bless you and your families with more than enough. The Lord bless you to be at the right place at the right time. The Lord is smiling on you and your loved ones throughout this week. And the Lord positions events, positions people all to work for your good. Surely his goodness and mercy will accompany and hunt you down. You'll run smack into his goodness this week, amen. And you'll not be afraid of the pestilence that walks in darkness, for he's given his angels charge over you throughout this week. And they keep you, they keep you from the COVID-19 virus and from every sickness, and from every evil, and from the power of the evil one. The Lord lift up his countenance, even now impart to every one of you under the sound of my voice his shalom, health, wellbeing, renewal of youth, and strength like the eagles in Jesus's name.