Joseph Prince - Activate The Gifts Of The Spirit
Our God is a God who loves to hear his people pray, talk to him, and love does that, doesn't it? Love desires the presence of the one loved, even to hear the voice of the one loved, and we know that, during this time of this lockdown, we long to hear the voice of our friends, even to hear their voice on the phone. We long for that, but how much more God who loves us with a perfect love, how he longs to hear you call upon him, to pray, amen, to come to him, and worship him, and he loves. You must understand that, when you come to God, this is the image you need to have, amen. You're coming in a new and living way, and you're coming with boldness because you know that he delights to have you there in his presence, amen? Praise the Lord.
And I just wanna share also that that testimony that we received, is not the only one that we have on Alzheimer or healing of dementia. We have a number of testimonies in our file on this, and we're continuing to receive more and more testimonies from all over the world. Friend, this is something that God is reviving in these last days. Even in my teaching early this year on the theme of our year, the year of time and space, the Lord gave me the Temple of Solomon and the three chambers that was adjoined to the Temple of Solomon. There are three floors, and in every one of them, the storage, there's always grain, wine, and oil. It's the provision for his people, amen.
When God says, "I'll bless you with grain, wine, and oil," it is always the same, amen? And it's always grain is where you get the bread from, and wine is the blood of Jesus, amen. Even as you get grain or the bread only by pounding, by heating it, by baking it, amen, our Lord Jesus went through the beating and the scourging and the baking under the holy fires of judgment at the cross. He became the Bread of Life to all of us. And the wine is the same. You know, in those days, they would step on the wine. They would crush it, and then they would put it in the dark, amen, in cylinders for a long time for it to ferment, and then that's when you get wine. And the longer you store it, amen, it'll be excellent wine. Praise the Lord.
Our Lord Jesus went through all this to become bread to us and juice or wine to us, amen? So when we partake of the Lord's Supper, we must always remember that this speaks of the sufferings of our Lord Jesus. You know, the Lord's Supper is not to remember him as he is right now in his Resurrection but to always remember the Lord's death. It's to proclaim the Lord's death till he comes, amen? And there's a reason why I have this book written because it's not just like any other Holy Communion book. It is to help you when you receive a bad news from the doctors and you feel like you wanna get ahold of something to build your faith. Even when you know the Communion is a means by which you receive the Lord's health and wholeness and healing, but to build your faith, you need daily, like, "Give us this day, our daily bread". You need the constant reminder.
So I encourage you to go on a journey. If you've been given some bad news and some bad diagnosis from the doctor regarding your condition, or you know a loved one who has gone through that, get ahold of this book, and, you know, just give them a time to not just rush through and just have Communion. It's gotta be fresh in our hearts and mind so the truth daily here that I've shared in this book will help them to come to a place where they will see increasingly what the Lord has provided for them. It's gotta always be fresh, amen.
When you partake of the Lord's Supper, it's gotta always be fresh. And that is something that I want to impress on everyone that, with God, there is no time, and there is no space. Every time we worship the Lord, for him, it's like, you know, even to be told things about our Lord Jesus, we bring some mention of him about his perfections, about his loveliness, about his glories, his excellencies, the Father delights to hear us say that. We sing worship songs about Jesus, and the Father delights to hear that. It's not as if he says, "I know all about his virtues and his excellencies and all that". No, the Father delights to be reminded. In a small way, we all have that, don't we? We have in our phone where we keep the photos of the ones we love, and ever so often, we'll just whiz it out and look at our loved ones, amen, just to find the joy.
God made us in his image, amen? So worship is really giving God pleasure and delight all over again when we bring Jesus before him in Jesus's beauty and glory, hallelujah. Praise the Lord. You know, we just... in fact, the Feast of Shavuot, the Feast of Pentecost, the Jewish people celebrated that just yesterday, amen. It started on Thursday and ended just yesterday, Saturday, 30th, and the Feast of Pentecost is 50 days, all the way from the feast where they celebrate the firstfruit, barley harvest, so this year especially we had a special time of just remembering the Passover as the Spirit of God led us, and that was 50 days ago, and to think that we have come 50 days through this COVID-19 crisis.
I think something is happening in the Spirit. I feel like there is a lifting. I believe that something's gonna happen, and all over the world, I feel like there's gonna be a different atmosphere. There's gonna be a lifting of that dark atmosphere. We're coming through another major feast of the Lord, and we thank God for that. Every time there's a feast, you know, things don't remain the same. Things turn out for the better. And the Bible says the Jewish people, they celebrate Pentecost as the getting of the law, and the first time Pentecost was celebrated was after they came out of Egypt.
Remember when they put the blood on the doorposts? They came out, and the Bible says that they came out through the Red Sea, all the way to Mount Sinai. And at the foot of Mount Sinai, they received God's law, God's Ten Commandments, amen? And that's the celebration that they remember until today as the getting of the law. But, for us, the Bible says in Acts 2, when the day of Pentecost was fully come, the disciples were all gathered in the Upper Room. Upper Room, amen? The Upper Chamber. And the Holy Spirit came. You know, when God gave the law, there was a thick cloud, a dark cloud, all right? But, when Jesus was on the Mount of Transfiguration, the Bible says a bright cloud overshadowed them, amen.
The law was given in the morning, it says in Exodus, in the book of Exodus. It says that the law came with thunderings, lightnings in the morning, but here also, at 9 o'clock in the morning, and the Holy Spirit came like a rushing, mighty wind. No dark clouds, no foreboding, gloomy atmosphere, but a rushing, mighty wind, and flames of fire that set upon them, baptizing them in the Holy Spirit, amen. And why a rushing, mighty wind? Because, in the Old Testament, when the glory of the Lord left, the presence of the Lord left the temple, Ezekiel the prophet saw that the Lord left ever so slowly, reluctantly, almost like the people started worshiping another, and his love was rejected. His love and his presence, his reaching out to the people was really shunned, and the people turned away from him and worshiped another.
And it's almost, even then, his presence left ever so slowly, and Ezekiel, in Ezekiel 10, he saw the glory was, like, lingering over the house, the temple, and then slowly it went to the eastern gate, amen, the eastern gate, and then, finally, it went to the Mount of Olives on the east side, the mountain facing, the famous mountain where Jesus would preach from and share from, and there, Ezekiel saw the glory of the Lord left finally, but ever so slowly, so reluctantly, amen? Because in the Old Testament, God's heart is not in leaving the people. He knew that, if he abandoned the people, if he would turn his back on the people, judgment would come.
You know, the people would suffer without him, and his love was so reluctant to leave. But on the day of Pentecost, hallelujah, in the same area, the same Mount Zion where Ezekiel saw the glory of the Lord left, the Holy Spirit came. When? On the day of Pentecost. Where the Jews then would celebrate the getting of the law, today we celebrate the getting of the Holy Spirit, amen. When God gave the law at Mount Sinai, 3,000 people died at the foot of Mount Sinai. When our new Pentecost, when God gave the Spirit on the same festival, on the same feast day, Pentecost, this time, God gave not the law, but the Spirit, 3,000 people were saved, which goes to show the letter kills, the law kills, but the Spirit gives life. Grace gives life, hallelujah, amen, amen.
And that's why the Bible talks about Mount Zion, where the Holy Spirit came, as a holy mountain. Seven times, prophet Isaiah, in his book Isaiah, mentions Mount Zion as a holy mountain. No more going back to Mount Sinai. No more going back to Mount Sinai, amen. It used to be a holy mountain, but no more. God has moved mountains. In Hebrews 12, it says, "We are not come to the mountain that burned with fire and blackness," amen? We're not come to the law. We, as children of grace, we are come to the mountain of grace, amen, where now the temple, where God's presence is, where the church of the firstborn is, and where there's an innumerable company of angels, hallelujah, it's all at that mountain.
So, friend, we need to start preaching from Mount Zion, not from Mount Sinai. God has moved mountain, and some people don't even realize it, amen. The law talks about demand, demand, demand. Grace is about supply, supply, supply. Even our practical holiness that most people are concerned about in the teaching of grace, yes, even practical holiness, God supplies us the willingness and then the performance of what he wants us to do, and that's true holiness when it's from your heart. It is God who works in you, amen. That is supply. It's God who works in you the willingness, and not only that, he gives you also the performance, amen? He works in you. That is really supply.
So we need to live supply-minded, amen, whether it's for holiness, whether it's for our health, our healing, whether it's for our needs being met, whether it's for our parenting, we need wisdom in that area. We must always be supply-conscious, that God is constantly supplying us, amen, and that is how you practically live under grace. But whenever you are demand-minded, that's when you get short-tempered with your loved ones. That's when you start getting stress and depressed, and that's when you start being introspective, and you have no time to even worship God, amen, because your conscience is not at rest.
So, friend, we must not be demand-mined. "Oh, there's this demand. I need to do this. I need to do that. I need to do this. I need to do that". That's when you get stressed, but you must know that whatever challenges there is in the future, even in your job challenges, whether it is a financial challenge, whatever it is, you must be supply-minded, knowing that the same God who feeds the birds of the air and clothes the lilies of the field, you are much more precious than any of them, amen? How much more your Father, be supply-conscious. "My Father will supply me". When the day comes, the supply will be there, amen? Even if you've lost a job right now, know that God will supply you with a job, amen, in the future somewhere. Good days is waiting for you, amen, amen.
The Bible says, "He that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil". So don't speak like, "You know, this whole thing is so hopeless. I can't see the, you know, the light at the end of the tunnel. I can't. It is, oh, so, so dark". Don't speak like that. The Bible tells us, amen, "He that will love life and see good days," the very first area, "let him refrain his tongue from evil," amen, "and his lips from speaking guile".
I wanna share you something about the... I felt the Lord's telling me that, "My people are not walking in the fullness of their firstborn blessing". Now, this has been my search for a long time. What is a "firstborn blessing"? Okay, first, I want you to know something. This firstborn blessing has got to do with the day of Pentecost, amen, or what we have received from the Lord, and if you have not received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, all you've gotta do is just tell the Lord, "Father, in Jesus's name, amen, I want this baptism in the Holy Spirit. Just baptize me with the Holy Spirit". And then, by faith... notice what I said: "by faith".
Right after that, believe you have received, and start speaking in a heavenly language, a language that you never learned before, amen? And the devil will come and shout at you because the devil knows how powerful that language is and will try to tell you, "No, no, you're just making all this up, all right? You're just, a figment of your imagination". So why is he attacking you so much with all these doubts in your head? Because he knows that's a powerful language. Switch off your head, switch on your heart, and let the rivers of living water flow out of you. Start praying in the Spirit, amen, hallelujah.
Remember, pray, and after you ask the Lord for it, amen, thank the Lord for it by faith, and start speaking by faith. You don't have to have an emotion and all that, by faith. Faith. It's got nothing to do with emotions. It's gotta do with the integrity of God's Word, and God says those who ask, even if a child asks the father for bread, the father will not give him a stone, okay? So how much more your Father will give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him, hallelujah. The firstborn blessing, let's look at it. The Bible calls us the church. The church is not a building, amen?
Unfortunately, the devil has made the church like, you know, full of elderly, foggy people, and people who are out of touch with what is happening in the world, people that are so orthodox, but it's dead orthodoxy. No, no, nothing could be further from the truth. The church is the most brilliant, if I can say, idea or plan that God has in his heart. It was hidden in the Old Testament but brought to light, especially through the ministry of the Apostle Paul, a mystery hidden from the ages, but now brought forth. The church is the greatest, if I can say, organization in the whole universe, and it's not made of stones and concrete. It is made of living souls, amen, beings, amen, you and I, amen, out of the Jews and the Gentiles, one new man in Christ, and all of us are living stones that make up the church of Jesus Christ.
The most successful organization of time and eternity, amen, is the Father's heart, and God calls the church the bride of Christ. He calls the church, amen, the house of God, and there are many other terms, but the church is one with Jesus Christ, amen. And the Bible says in Hebrews 12, "But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem". You are not come to Mount Sinai, but you are come to Mount Zion. All right, that's where the living God is, and that's the place where, "You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels and thousands of angels are there in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn", look at this, "the church of the firstborn".
We are the church of the firstborn because Jesus is the firstborn, amen. Now, the firstborn in the Old Testament, is the one that receives a double portion of all that the father has, and that's the reason why, when Elisha realized that Elijah was about to be taken away, and Elijah turned around and says, "What would you like me to give to you? What would you like to have before I'm taken away"? And Elisha, his apprentice, says, "I don't want to remain as an apprentice. I want something more than an apprentice. I want to be a son. I want to receive the inheritance of a son, the firstborn son". He says, "I'll like to receive a double portion of your spirit". Then Elijah says, "You know, Elisha, you have asked a hard thing, but if you see me go up, you will receive it".
And true enough, Elisha was there when Elijah was whisked away in a chariot of fire. He saw Elijah go up, all right, and he realized the words were normal. What did Elisha call him when he was whisked away? "My father, my father," "Avi, Avi," "My father, my father," amen? And that's what the double-portion Spirit is all about, amen? The spirit of the firstborn is the spirit that says, "My Father". No more, "My Lord," alone, but "My Father," amen? Jesus on the cross cried. He always addressed his Father as "Father," but at the cross, he cried out, "My God, my God," "Eli, Eli", all right? So that you and I can say, "Avi, Avi," "My Father, my Father," "Daddy, Daddy," hallelujah.
That's our portion as the firstborn, hallelujah. And the firstborn has blessings. There's a blessing called the "firstborn blessing". But for this example, the Holy Spirit puts this story in the Bible, something that happened many years ago, and even before the time of David, before the time of the kings of Israel, there was this family, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And then we have Isaac had twins, but the firstborn that came forth first was actually Esau, and Jacob came later. You know the story of how Jacob, his brother came up, but he held the brother's heel? And that's why he's called "Yakov," "supplant". But, nonetheless, Esau is actually by right the firstborn.
Let's follow the story here in Genesis 25. It says, "Isaac love Esau because he ate of his game". So this is where the problem starts, you know, when parents start having favoritism. It's always a problem, right? "But Rebekah loved Jacob". So they have their own individual sons that they loved. "Now Jacob cooked a stew, and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. And Esau said to Jacob, 'Please feed me with the same red stew, for I am weary'. Therefore his name was called Edom," or "red," right? A red stew. Red. Same word, "edom". "But Jacob said, 'Sell me your birthright'."
Notice the word "birthright". "'Sell me your birthright as of this day'. Esau said, 'Look, I'm about to die. What is this birthright to me'? Jacob said, 'Swear to me as of this day'. So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils. Then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright".
Now, this happened way before the father blessed either of them, okay? The time came soon that the father felt like he was about to leave, but he didn't die just yet. In fact, he lived many years after that still, but he felt like it's time to give the blessing to the firstborn. So he gave instruction, Isaac, the father, gave instruction to Esau. "Esau, I think I'm about to die, and I wanna bless you before I die. I wanna pass on the firstborn blessing to you, okay? Will you please hunt for some game for me, venison, my favorite"? And all the while, when he was saying this to his son, behind the curtain, his wife Rebekah, who favored the younger son, Jacob, was listening, and she quickly, when the son left, Esau left, she told Jacob, "Now, you know, I'll get ready for your father, the kind of game that he likes".
You know, mothers know what their husband, what the fathers really like. They know how to cook for, "So I'm gonna cook on your behalf, but you're gonna act like you killed the game, and you brought the food, okay? And then, because you are smooth". Jacob was smooth, whereas Esau was hairy, "I'm gonna put a skin of the kids, of the goats, all right? I'm gonna wrap it around your hand so when your father", by this time, Isaac was dim in his eyes. He was not clear vision. He was dim in his eyes, the Bible says, and he could only go by feeling. And you know what happened, right? The son, Jacob, went in as Esau to his father to receive the blessing, and the father says, "Strange, your voice sounds like Jacob, but your hands feel like the hairy hands". He was touching the skin of the goats. And he says, "Your hands feel like Esau's hands". And he says that, "And I smell your", he put on his brother's garments, "And I smell the garments of Esau, like the smell of my son, like the field that God has blessed". And he gave him the blessing.
Let's look at the firstborn blessings. "Therefore may God give you of the dew of heaven and of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine. Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be master over your brethren, and let your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you, and bless be those who blessed you". Okay, and all the while, he thought he was blessing Esau, his firstborn. Of course, he was blessing his younger son, Jacob. And later on, the Bible says he was scarcely out of the house through another exit. The older son came in. Esau came in with his game, all prepared and all ready for the father. He says, "Father, I'm here with your game. Eat and bless me". And the father says, "Wait a minute. If you are Esau, then the one that came in", and the father realized by now it is Jacob.
And Esau started crying and says, "Father, father, no wonder his name is called". You know, he wasn't happy. In fact, from then on, he wanted to kill his brother, the Bible tells us. And he cried before the father and he says, "Father, give me your blessing. Give me". He was referring to the firstborn blessing. But the father says, "I have blessed Jacob, and he shall be blessed. He shall be blessed". And then he told the father, "You have only one blessing? Don't you have any more blessing"? And the father sort of reached out into his gunny sack for a blessing, so to speak, and then the father blessed him. And these are the blessing of Esau. The father says, "Behold, your dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth and of the dew of heaven from above".
Now, the difference is that for Jacob, the firstborn blessing, "God give you, God give you the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth," whereas for Esau his dwelling shall be at the fatness of the earth. Now, this is true because today Israel, Jacob's descendants, is in this picture here where God gives them the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth, whereas the Arabs, right, the people who became the Arabs from Esau, okay, and from Ishmael as well, they are the progenitors of the Arab people. "And your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth". And I think implied in that is oil as well, okay? "And of the dew of heaven from above".
And then the father said to Esau... let's come to the blessing of Esau. "And by your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother". And that is again a testament to the lifestyle down through the history. "And it shall come to pass when you become restless, that you shall break his yoke from your neck". So there you go; that the father gave him what we call the leftover blessing, not the firstborn blessing. I want to compare them both together to understand, and this is going to benefit you a lot. Because once you have the revelation, you will see that it's something that you don't part with. It's something that you don't want to despise like Esau did. He despised his birthright.
In fact, it was mentioned in the Book of Hebrews chapter 12. It says that Esau despised his birthright. Remember, he said, "What good is my birthright"? when he was very hungry, and the Bible says he's a man who only thinks of his fleshly desires. He didn't care for his birthright, whereas Jacob imperfect as he is, amen, and full of faults as he is, he has a desire and a respect for the birthright, and God honored that, okay? And the Bible says that Esau, in Hebrews, it says he sought for repentance and found it not. Now, a lot of people misunderstand that by saying that, "Oh, he tried to repent, but he has no place for repentance. He can't find the repent", No, no, no. The word repentance is metanoia, which means to change your mind. He tried. Esau tried, crying and trying to change Isaac's mind, not his mind; trying to change his father's mind, but the father has blessed and it's irreversible, okay? So that's what it means down there.
Let's compare the blessing of the firstborn with Esau's blessing. "Therefore, may God give you the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth". And here, "Your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth and the dew of heaven". But notice the firstborn blessing has this: "And plenty of grain and wine," plenty of grain and wine. The fatness there is where you get... it's the root word of oil. So you have grain, wine, and oil. And here, plenty of grain and wine. And, child of God, I just want you to know one thing, that the firstborn blessing is to have plenty of grain and wine. Notice that this phrase is not mentioned in the blessing of Esau, only in the firstborn blessing. God gave you plenty of grain and wine. And isn't that communion? Isn't that the bread and the wine? Amen? So if it is just a natural grain and wine, why should it be the firstborn blessing? Why should it be an extraordinary blessing? Because considering that Esau can also have grain and wine.
In fact, the culture of that day, the staple food of that day is bread, and they had wine. I mean, Esau have access to it. If it just means in the natural, it does mean in the natural back then as well. Don't misunderstand me. It does mean that. But what does it mean, plenty of grain and wine? That means it's a revelation of the bread and the wine for us today, and God put it down there so God knew that people of the new covenant will bring forth the treasures of the old because of the new. Amen. And the bread and the wine is a picture of the Lord's Supper, the Holy Communion. Amen. And God is saying not just grain and wine, it doesn't say God will give you grain and wine, but plenty of grain and wine.
I recommend if you're not feeling well, amen? If you know you're battling with something, some symptom in your body, or you know you have a condition that's confirmed by the doctors, amen, friend, don't just partake once a day. Have plenty of grain and wine means take it as often as you can. Take it as often as you can. In the early church, they broke bread daily. And not only that, they broke bread from house to house. And then on Sunday, on the Lord's Day in Acts 20, they came together not to hear Paul who was in town, who would be there, but they came together, it says, on the Lord's Day to break bread. Is it a priority in the early church, how they valued the communion, and how today this firstborn blessing, amen, has already sort of like being pushed into a corner. I mean, people don't disrespect it completely, but they don't give it accorded the respect and its due place that it deserves before the Lord.
Jesus says, "Do this in remembrance of me". It's not often that you hear the Lord saying, "Do this in remembrance of me," right? But for this one particular ordinance that he instituted on the night that he was betrayed. Amen? It is part of his heart. His love language is to have you partake of the Lord's Supper. Being part of the Last Supper, remember this, he wants you to receive it with a sense of love; being loved by him. Amen? Don't just go to the ritual. We cover all this in our daily devotional on the communion book, and you have a sense... that's why I'm saying that that sense has got to be to be from the Word of God daily. Amen. You need to increase in it. Praise the Lord. Hallelujah. To walk in the fullness of your firstborn blessing. Can I have a good amen? Hallelujah. Thank you, Jesus.
And not only that, the Bible tells us, so plenty of grain and wine is actually the firstborn blessing. The father actually confirmed that. Not just here, but in the same story the father told Esau, in the same chapter, in verse 37, "Isaac answered and said to Esau, 'Indeed I have made Jacob your master, and all his brethren I have given to him as servants. With grain and wine I have sustained him," with grain and wine I have sustained him. And the word sustain is what we need for our life, to sustain us. Amen? For our life. Isn't health an important part of our life? Jesus said it like this in the Sermon on the Mount: "Isn't life more important than food? Isn't the body more important than clothing"?
It cannot just mean life, you know, mediocre life, simple life, normal life. It must be life more abundant. Isn't the quality life more important than food? Although, we look for quality food many at times. Amen? But quality life is more important than food. Then what about clothing? Jesus is saying, "Isn't your body more important than clothing"? Obviously, he's not referring to a sick body, right? A sick body cannot be more important in that sense. But he's referring to quality body. Quality life and quality body. Isn't quality body, which is healthy body, more important than your clothing? No point having clothes to cover a sick body, right? So God is saying he wants you to have that life more abundant and that health in your body as well. Hallelujah. Amen.
If you meditate on the Sermon on the Mount, you will truly come up with these conclusions. They can mean by quality life and quality body. Praise the Lord Jesus. Hallelujah. And, friend, here the father says, "I have blessed him with grain and wine". Particular attention to "With grain and wine I have sustained him". Now, Esau could have said, "Well, you know what"? Based on the culture we had, the ground, in our temperate climate and all that, they have the four seasons also in the Holy Land. And he can just say, "I can also have grain and wine. And, father, I don't need your blessing". Obviously, it's more than just grain and wine, which is a staple diet of the people of that day. So Esau knew it is not just its natural grain and wine that is the firstborn blessing, and we all know now what it really is... aren't we blessed people? Hallelujah. Amen?
Now, there's something else about this firstborn blessings. Wherever Jesus is, the Bible says he's the firstborn from the dead. Jesus is the firstborn. Amen? Not that he was born in a sense that he never existed before and he had to be born. No, no, no. All right? He's the firstborn in sense of position. Amen? He always existed. Amen? He's one of divine persons in the Godhead. Amen. God the Son. He always existed, but he came into position as the firstborn. Amen? And God raised him as the firstborn from the dead. Hallelujah. Firstborn means we are the church of the firstborn. We all share the same blessing, the same inheritance, the same riches, the same goodness, the same fatness of the firstborn blessing. Hallelujah. Amen.
The Bible tells us now, "What has this got to do with my life, pastor? Right now how can the firstborn blessing". Well, besides the grain and the wine, I was going to tell you that you have received kingly portion. You have received, if I can say like this, the position of a king before God as well as a priest. Now, in the Old Testament, these are really positions of uniqueness, positions of influence, positions of great weight, right? And if you look at what Jesus did for us, in Revelation chapter 1 it says, "To him who loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood". Amen.
Notice, we are not going to be, but we have been washed from our sins in his own blood. "And has made us," what? Not will make us, future tense; but past tense, he has made us. Once he washed us from our sins in his own blood, he made us what? "Kings and priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen". And you say, "Pastor Prince, if I'm a king and he has made me a king and a priest, obviously I don't look like one, neither does my family think I'm one, neither does my friends feel that I'm one. How is that so"?
Notice that kings and priests to God. No one's sees reality like God does. Amen? We see based on our eyes, but our eyes can deceive us. Amen? We can only see what's in the interim, in the temporal, but we can't see into the future, but God can. But God sees us right now in the spirit kings and priests. In other words, to be a king, the main feature of a king is that where the word of a king is, Solomon says in Ecclesiastes, where the word of a king is there is power, there is authority. A king does not have to work to make things happen. He only has to speak.
And that's why when Jesus walked on this earth, the way he removed diseases from people's life is that he spoke. He just spoke. "Be cleansed," and the leper was cleansed, all right? To those who were deaf, "Ears be opened," and their ears were opened. To the dead like Lazarus, "Come forth," and Lazarus was raised from the dead. He had to speak. Even to the storms. Amen? To the storms and the waves, he said, "Peace. Be still". And there was a perfect calm. In fact, the Bible used the word mega calm. The word mega, all right? Great calm. Amen. And the king's position is that of authority. He speaks and it happens. Amen.
Child of God, do you know that you have this authority? Do you know that you can speak to that condition? If you know something is not God's will, okay, you can speak to that in Jesus's name. If you find a depression is always afflicting you, always harassing you, coming against you and, you know, coming to your mind. You feel as if you have nightmares and you cannot sleep properly and all that, don't just tolerate it. You know that these things are not from God. Or you have a condition in your body, amen, that you know is not from God because God's desire is that you prosper and be in health, even as your souls prosper. Amen.
So you speak to that condition. Whether it's depression, address it. Say, "Depression, in the name of Jesus", like the king that you are. Remember, the king uses what? His words. All right. So speak to the condition and say, "Depression, in the name of Jesus, lose me and let me go in the name of the Lord Jesus". Amen? If it's a condition, like there's a growth in your body, a tumor, just speak to it. Say, "Tumor, be uprooted from my body and be thrown into the sea in Jesus's name". Now, you may have to say it a number of times before you see that happen. But time and time again, we've seen this in our ministry, in my life, and I've seen this happen to people who put it into action. Jesus says, "Don't just think about the problem. Don't just hope it will go away".
Jesus says in Mark 11:23 and 24, he says, he says this; Mark 11:22, 23, 24. If you read them, you'll find the emphasis I'm saying. "Whoever will say to this mountain". Mountain is an obstacle. Mountain is a problem that you have in your life staring you large in the face, whether it is a disease, whether it is a condition of depression; whatever it is, addiction of some sort. Speak to it. Amen. Just, "Whoever shall say to the mountain," not think about it, wish it would go away. No, say it. Amen. Like the king that you are. You speak the words and it happens. Amen. Where the word of a king is, there is power. So you speak to the mountain. You say, "Mountain, be thou removed". Jesus says, "Whoever will say to the mountain, 'Be removed and be thrown into the sea,' and it shall be done". "He will have what he says," Jesus says. "He will have what he says".
So he mentioned the word saying three times in that verse. Speak to the mountain. Amen? And people don't speak to the mountain. Many are times they plead with God. When it comes to sickness and disease, you don't have to plead with God as if God doesn't want you to be well or God need to be persuaded to give you healing. No, no, no. Those things that you know clearly Jesus took at the cross, you find them attacking you in your life, know for sure you're under attack. Amen. Doesn't belong in your life. Speak to it. If you need to do it every day, amen, do it. Amen.
You'll find it loses its hold the moment you start speaking, but you can't see it. Just when Jesus cursed the fig tree, amen, as an object lesson for his disciples as well, the next day the Bible says then the disciples called the remembrance what Jesus said to the fig tree, told him the fig tree is dried up from the roots. But the day before when Jesus cursed it, it was still green, still looked the same, but something happened to its very roots. Child of God, you have this birthright. You have this inheritance. You have this position as a king in God's eyes. Use it for the glory of God. Amen. Use it against all the forces of darkness that try to afflict you.
I remember one time I was in a certain place where, you know, it's a public eating place. We call it the hawker center here. And I remember that just outside the place where the people were eating and all that, I was on my phone and I looked and I heard some shouting. And there was a man there who slapped whether it is his wife or his girlfriend. I'm not too sure. And he was yelling at her, and she was crying. And I thought, you know, I wasn't ready to go and interfere at the time. You know, but all of a sudden the Lord says to me, "The greatest thing you can do is to stop that evil spirit that's motivating that man". And I said, "What do you mean, Lord"?
And the Lord showed me that the man is motivated by an evil spirit that is constantly harassing him and causing him to lose his temper. So if you're always losing your temper, has it ever occurred to you it might be an evil spirit that is afflicting you with this? Speak to it. Don't be bullied by it no more. Amen? So I spoke from afar. You know, I said, "You foul spirit that is motivating this man, you foul spirit behind this man, in the name of Jesus I command you to lose him and let him go in the name of the Lord Jesus". And guess what? All of a sudden I saw him, it's like his shoulders, they were hunched and all that. He start to relax. He looked at the girl and start hugging her. Amen. Started kissing her and all that.
Now, I don't know what happened after that, but it was like night and day. Amen? I still remember it until today. Now, that's what I believe is the authority. Sometimes you find that you're always having problems sleeping or you are afflicted with nightmares and all that. Speak to it. Amen? Don't just tolerate it. God wants you to have good sleep at night. Amen? He gives his beloved sleep, the Bible says. So speak to it. "You foul spirit attacking me at night, in the name of Jesus, stop your maneuvers and be bound from me in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ". Amen? Use your authority in the name of Jesus as a king, all right?
The next thing... now I'm going to tell you right now that the blessings of the firstborn, because Jesus is the firstborn. Jesus is the prophet, priest, and king in all these three office: prophet, priest, and king. We covered the king already just now, and he also made us priests. Now, priests are those who minister to the Lord. Amen? They minister to the Lord. Hallelujah? Amen. They are, like Jesus the high priest, he knows what we need. He ministers to the Lord, amen, on our behalf. And priests of that day represent the people to God. So we worship the Lord. We pray. And when we're worshiping the Lord, we are fulfilling and operating in our priestly role. Amen.
As we worship God, we are operating in that role as a priest. You know, there are all kinds of blessings and benefits that God gives to the priests in the Old Testament. Amen. Others get the breast part of the lamb that was offered, but the priests get the right thigh. Amen. The priest that offers the blood, he gets the right thigh. The thigh speaks of power. The breast meat that was roasted speaks of the love of Jesus, amen, demonstrated at the cross where he was burned by the fires of God's judgment because of our sins, but then we partake of his love. Amen? Not only that, you're going to see his power in your life, you're going to fulfill that priestly role. Amen. Worship the Lord. Amen. Give him praise. Amen.
You know, I find that as a pastor my area of need is like I need to have good sermons, you know, that is from the Lord. No sermon can be good unless it's from the Lord. And there are times I just... there are a lot of good sermons to preach, but I find out, "What do you want me to say, Lord"? So sometimes when I can't find that Word from the Lord, like I said, I can preach a lot of things from my memory, from my learning, from what I've put in, but I know that this is not the rhema Word. I'm always coveting for the rhema Word. So you know what I do when I hit a snag in this area, there's no breakthrough? I just leave it aside, and I spend time, I literally spend time worshiping the Father, talking about Jesus to the Father, and just be absorbed, amen, in ministering to God. Give God his portion first as a priest. Give God his portion first. Worship him.
Now all of a sudden when I go back to my study, amen, to prepare, it's like a flowing river, and I can see clearly what the Lord wants me to do or to preach. Amen. So you may have your area of need as well, but if you fulfill your priestly role, you'll find that these areas come into line in your life. Amen. Amen. First we minister to God his portion. Now all of a sudden you turn around, you find that God has met all your needs, amen, in your area of life. Praise the Lord. And then thirdly, he is a prophet. Jesus is a prophet, priest, and king. We covered king and priest, and there is also a prophet. He's a prophet, promise. Jesus is the son of God. Amen? No doubt. He is a Savior of the world. Amen. He's Prince of Peace. But Bible also call him the prophet, the prophet that Moses prophesied.
Moses says, "God will raise to you, Israel, a prophet like unto me. Now, listen to him. All those who don't listen to him will be cut off". Moses said that. So Jesus is that prophet who came; the prophet. Amen? And prophetic element is also present in all of us the church of the firstborn. Because of Jesus's office as prophet, priest, king, we have that portion of prophetic element in our lives. In other words, there are times we talk to our people. Notice that all these things involve our words. Amen? They involve whether it's a king office, whether it is the office of the priest, whether it is the office of a prophet. It is all operating through words. Amen. It's got nothing to do with human labor, working really hard trying to produce something. It is a picture of grace. Just speak and it happens. Amen. And that is the portion of the prophet as well.
Now, I'm not saying that all of us are called to be prophets, I'm just saying that the prophetic element should be the firstborn right and portion of every believer in Christ; the firstborn because we are one with him, and his Spirit is in us. It is the prophetic spirit. It's the kingly spirit. It's the priestly spirit; so that priestly spirit and the prophetic spirit and the kingly spirit should manifest in our lives. Amen?
There are times we talk to people and all of a sudden we sense like they are in fear, they're concerned about some things, and we start saying to them, "You know, I feel like these symptoms you are feeling, I don't feel in my spirit is anything sinister". Yeah, they can go to the doctor. By all means, you know, go to the doctor, you know, but somebody just assure them, I've said this so many times to different ones. I said that, "I sense in my spirit is nothing sinister. Not to worry". Sometimes I'll say, "I sense that all this came about because you've been under stress. Have you been under stress lately? Has there been some extra things you have done? Maybe you've not have enough sleep". And usually, the whole thing comes out. We minister to the area of stress and then the physical symptoms take care of itself, okay?
I remember just last year over in Sydney, Australia I was preaching at a Hillsong conference, and my pastors and I were invited one night by a very precious brother in the church and a brother that I dearly love and I love his family. And for some time now, I know that his daughter, who was married, have been believing God for a baby, all right? Believing God for a child, but she has no children for many years now. And nonetheless, I have prayed for them before, and during this time, many years have transpired, okay, since she was married, and she'd been wanting a baby for a number of years already. And I was invited for dinner with my other pastors.
I was sitting down there and just minding my own business, sharing. All of a sudden, I saw the wife, amen, the mother of the lady who was believing God for a baby. I looked at her and I saw her holding a baby. All of a sudden I knew that it was her granddaughter, their very first grandchild. And across the table, I said it out loud. "This time next year, you will embrace your grandchild". And they remembered that. Early this year, he texted me and told me that, you know, the baby is due, I believe, is in April. And he said that, "I just want you to know". I think it was last year he told me that the daughter is pregnant, and the baby has been born. Hallelujah. What a beautiful baby.
But I didn't do it because I'm called to be a prophet or because I'm a pastor. I really believe that it's the portion of every child of God. We have this manifestation, but many of us we are so natural we hold on to, like Esau, our firstborn nature, which is the flesh. You know, unless I see it, I will not believe it. Unless I hear it, I will not believe it. Unless I feel it, I will not believe it. That is your firstborn inheritance, which is fallen. It is sadly fallen. But now we are born again. We have this firstborn spirit, and I believe the flow that came that night is just a flow that all of us can, we are not sensitive to it. We can just ignore it. "I don't think so. It's God... but don't say it. I'm raising their hopes for no rhyme or reason, you know". No, no, no. Don't think that way. Amen? Don't despise the birthright. If you will be sensitive to the birthright blessings and position and flow, remember the flow comes prophetically, kingly, or priestly. Amen?
And there are times you feel like worshiping God. That's a priestly flow. Amen? And when you speak by inspiration. It's not always, please don't think that prophecy has always got to do about prediction of the future. Amen? No. Sometimes you can speak by inspiration and just, like what I said just now, I may tell a brother, "I feel like this situation will pan out. It's going to be over quickly or it's going to be something that will produce good in your life". I'm actually speaking by inspiration, but I'm helping the brother. It will always produce comfort, strength, and edification. Amen? Praise the name of Jesus. Hallelujah. That's your inheritance. That is your right.
You know, in the Bible, there is this 1 Corinthians 12, okay? Now, because of time, you can look at it in your own leisure. But the Bible says covet earnestly in 1 Corinthians 12. Covet earnestly. Now imagine God says in the Ten Commandments, "Thou shalt not covet". But there's one thing that God tells you to covet earnestly. Amen? The best gifts. And then in the same chapter, he lists down nine gifts of the Spirit. Now, the other day I went out with my son for exercise, and he was walking with me and I talked to him about the gifts of the Spirit. And I said, "Justin, it's very easy to remember them". Amen? And I told him what they were one by one. And I told him, "It's very easy to remember them". It's nine gifts, right? So it's three, three, three. Amen? Three divisions of three gifts each, and it's very easy to remember.
The first group, think of to say something; and then second group, to know something, amen; and the last three, amen, to do something. So the first three are the gifts of prophecy, tongues, and interpretation of tongues. These are supernatural gifts, not talents, not natural talents, not the firstborn fleshly-fallen nature. But talents, okay? But these are supernatural gifts from heaven. When you got baptized in the Spirit, you received these gifts. And they are gifts. The word gifts is charisma, all right? They are literally from grace gifts. In other words, grace gift. Now, it's not because someone is extra holy. We have this impression. Someone is extra holy, that's why they have the gifts. No, no, no. It's a grace gift. Grace is undeserved, unearned, but we need to covet earnestly.
So the first part, to say something. That's your priestly flow, isn't it? You're ministering to God by worshiping him, by praising him, amen, by lifting up his name. Praise the Lord. And that's the priestly part. What are they, the three gifts? The gift of prophecy, tongues, and interpretation of tongues. They say something, all right? The second group of three is to know something, right? Now, these are the revelation gifts, to know something. The word of wisdom. Now, in that particular case where I gave that word is for the future, all right? Word of wisdom has got to do with the future, a word that God gives you for the future. And if God gives you the Word, it will come to pass. Amen? But it's not actually word of knowledge, it's word of wisdom. Has got to do with the future. Amen?
And in the Bible says covet earnestly. Don't just study them, covet. Covet is a very strong word. And then to combine that word with earnestly. Wow, God is saying, "Have a passionate desire, a red hot desire for these gifts". Other people are like, "Well, if manifest is manifest, you know". And some other denomination will say, "Well, we don't believe in the gifts, let alone covet earnestly," all right? So they don't see the manifestation of it. But sometimes I'll pray like this: "God, I covet earnestly the gift of prophecy. I covet earnestly". Amen. I'm a spiritual glutton. I'm greedy for the gifts of Spirit. I covet earnestly the word of wisdom. Amen. I covet earnestly.
So to know the three gifts, to know something, is the word of wisdom and the word of knowledge. Word of knowledge is a present impartation of a word. For example, when I say someone here has been healed of this condition or that condition, that has happened quite often in this ministry; and that's a present tense word, now word. Word of wisdom has got to be the future, word of knowledge the present. When Jesus looked at the woman at the well and he says, "You've had five husbands," that was a manifestation of the word of knowledge. It's not the future, it is a present. Amen? All got to do with the past. Amen? That is the word of knowledge.
Then we have the third one; discerning of spirits. Now, discerning of spirits is this. You know, like for example, I knew that there was an evil spirit, amen, motivating that man who was losing his temper and being violent, all right? So you discern. It doesn't take a lot to discern that, isn't it? But also discernment of spirits actually, you can discern angels. Sometimes I worship and I can sense angels around us. Amen? So you discern spirits. Amen? Spirits. Sometimes when people talk, amen, you can discern this person he's flattering you, but he has a very sour spirit. Amen? You can sense, and that's a discerning of spirits.
So all these three, word of wisdom, word of have knowledge, discerning of spirits, is to know something. The last group is the power gifts to do something. The first one, to say something, priestly role. Amen? And then to know something is prophetic. Am I right? Prophetic role. Praise God. Your prophetic flow. And the last one is your kingly flow. Amen. And be alert to this. The three gifts of the last division is the power gifts, to do something. And they are the gift of faith, the gifts of healings, and the gift of working of miracles. Amen. They all involve doing something. Amen. Praying for the sick. And some people they have a gift of healing for, let's say, cancer being healed. They have a successful track record in that area.
Perhaps, all right, the gifts of healings is always imparted to this particular person and in manifesting that person. Some people have the gifts. And the word gifts is plural in this case of healing, as well as healings is also plural. So there are many types of gifts of healings for different kinds of conditions. Heaven is so rich, amen, and yet we are living like beggars. I mean, covet earnestly gifts of healings. And during this time of even lockdown, we can pray. Amen. I'm coming to it right now. How we can pray and walk in this. You don't have to be physically with a person. You can discern all this and still release it by speaking through Zoom or Skype or any other way that, you know, you're comfortable with. Amen? It transcends time and space, hallelujah. Amen, amen, amen, amen.
And the last one, the gift of faith, I remember when I was in Singapore, we serve our National Service, and every 17-year-old is required to serve the nation, amen, two years. Back then, it was two and a half years for me, and I remember a challenge I had. I was posted to an island where I served, you know, in my army days, and then we had to take a ferry back to mainland. And I remember this guy is always making fun of me and my faith, always saying, and I remember it started to rain, and we had to line up outside to take the ferry to the mainland, and he will make fun of me and say, "Hey, hey", he called my name out, "how about praying that the rain will stop? Pray the rain will stopped," in front of everyone. Then I said, "Okay".
I told him that, and I prayed. And, you know what? The rain stopped. I just knew in my heart that the rain would stop, and the rain stopped. That's called the gift of faith, and maybe also the gift of working of miracles operating, all right? It's not always the gift of faith. When the gift of faith operates, you just know that you know that you know that you know that you know, and I can't begin to tell you, there are times I will point to someone, and I'll say something, all right, that "Right now, stand up," all right. You don't say, "stand up," until you know for sure that you know or else, especially in a church like ours and a ministry like ours, not only thousands, but hundreds of thousands of people all over the world will get to watch it. But I just knew in my heart at that moment, I knew that person is healed. I knew that person can do what he cannot do before, and we have seen this in this ministry as well for a number of years now. It's a gift of faith.
When a gift of faith is imparted, it's not always there, amen? Please don't think of me... there are times my wife would tell me to pray for something, and I say, "I don't feel like praying". You know, I am given to moments like that, but there are times, when the gift of faith operate, we need to covet earnestly the best gifts, amen? And the gifts of healings is in an area of healings, every area of sickness, disease, and all that. Let's covet earnestly these gifts, especially in the days that we are living in, amen?
The gift of working of miracles, back to my story again, so the rain stopped, and I looked at him, and many of my friends were around, and there's a long queue down there, waiting for the ferry, and he was a bit abashed, and he says, "Oh, okay". Then we went into the ferries. He says, "You know, maybe that's just by chance". It was getting quite heavy, and, all of a sudden, it just stopped like that. And he said, "Maybe it's just by chance. Why don't you pray for the rain to come"? Something took hold of me, and I stood up, and I said to him this in front of everyone there that was in the ferry. I said that "I'm gonna pray one more time, and this time, when the rain comes, you must acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord. You must say it out. You must confess Jesus Christ is Lord". Then he said, "Oh, okay, never mind, never mind, never mind, forget about it". He says, "Forget about it".
And you know what? I just knew in my heart that, when I pray again, the rain will come, and I prayed, and the rains came while we were in the ferry. And he didn't take up the challenge to confess Jesus as Lord, but, of course, amen, I believe it left an impression not just on him but on many others down there. I wish I can say that this happens all the time, but, no, amen, until then, I'm coveting earnestly, amen. Every time, before ministry, I'm coveting earnestly the best gifts. The bests gifts are gifts that's needed for the occasion, amen. You don't take a little knife and use it for sawing wood, amen? It is a good and best gift for butter, but it's not the best gift for sawing wood. For sawing wood, you need a good chain saw or just a simple saw, all right?
So covet earnestly the best gifts. Doesn't mean some gifts are better than others, but what is the gift for the occasion? And, friend, child of God, you have the firstborn blessings. You have the prophetic flow. You have the priestly flow, and priestly has always got to do with... priestly flow has gotta be grace, ministering grace, amen? Ministering grace to the people, ministering grace, worship to the Lord, amen. And prophetic flow, please don't think of prophecy as always being foretelling. Sometimes it's just inspired utterance, amen? They encourage us and lifts up people out of their heaviness, out of their depression, out of their doldrums, amen. And when you speak the Word, it's edifying them. It blessing them, amen? That's your firstborn blessings, hallelujah.
So we covered that to know something, the three gifts, oh, what is that? Let's start with the, "to speak first". The gift of prophecy, tongues, interpretation of tongues, the first three gifts, one division, amen. Then the second one, "to know something," amen, the gift of word of wisdom, word of knowledge, discerning of Spirits. Then we have the last three, and what are they? The gift of faith, "doing gifts," "to do something," to do something powerful, doing exploits for God: the gift of faith where, when it's imparted, you just know that you know that you know, amen? If only we can live in that realm all the time. And then the gift of faith, the gifts of healings, and the gift of working of miracles. Notice that praying for the rain to come, or things like that, is not in the realm of the gifts of healings. It's in the realm of the gift of working of miracles, amen?
So, child of God, all this is your portion. It is not true that it belongs only to the prophet ministry or to the pastors' ministry or... no, in some of these offices, fivefold, which is not a gift, ministry gifts that God gives to the church, amen. The church is so wealthy, isn't it? But in the ministry gifts, the gifts manifest in an enhanced way, in greater flow and anointing, yes, all right? It goes with the calling. Of course, a prophet will have more manifestations of the knowing gifts, amen? An evangelist will have more of the flow of the priestly, amen, as well as the kingly. When he speaks to the people, he speaks to circumstances, all right, to sweep souls into the kingdom of God, amen.
So we have the ministry gifts. God, Jesus, when he ascended on high, gave gifts to man, all right? He gave fivefold ministry to man, amen. We have apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastors, and teachers. Of course, the gifts will manifest in these ministries in a greater way, but the gifts are the portion of every child of God. You can read all about it in 1 Corinthians 12, and, my friend, covet earnestly the best gifts, and unto then, amen, partake of your firstborn blessing, and partake it plentifully, not just once awhile, once a month, once awhile, three weeks once. Partake, if you can, every day, but make sure it's a revelation, amen? Partake it with revelation every day, hallelujah. Well, praise the Lord. I trust that this coming week, because we are now post-Pentecost, and I believe that, you know, we are in a place where there's gonna be a greater freedom, a greater lifting of this heaviness all over the world.
Something is happening in the spirit world, and I think that I believe with all my heart, even as I speak right now in Jesus's name, God is causing someone with a back condition, you have a very bad back condition, and you cannot stand up immediately. Now, I want you to stand up immediately in Jesus's name. Do it right now. Stand up right now in Jesus's name. Be healed of your affliction in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you, Father, thank you, Father. There's someone, you've injured your right knee, and it's an old injury, but recently during the lockdown, I think you twisted it again, and now it's worse off than ever. I want you to right now stand up, in Jesus's name, and move that right knee up and down in the name of Jesus. Do it right now. Do it right now in Jesus's name, and be free from that affliction, be free from that condition, in Jesus's name. Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah.
A wife is watching this right now, and in your heart, you're saying, you know, "My husband has a, when you mentioned about that man just now with the temper problem, you know, I want that to happen to my husband, that God would so change him, and if it's an evil spirit". And right now, in Jesus's name, I see the Lord setting him free, amen. Child of God, sister, the Lord is setting him free from that affliction, in Jesus's name amen. Thank the Lord for it. Praise the Lord for it. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you, Father, in Jesus's name.
I see a growth that is cancerous being healed right now. I think it's got a... I see it in the area of the liver area. In the name of Jesus, it frizz up right now, it withers up in Jesus's name, and dies. In the name of the Lord Jesus, amen, be healed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, hallelujah, amen, amen, amen, amen, thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Lord.
Whatever your affliction is, you can't move your arm? Right now, move your arm. You can't move your neck? Move your neck right now. Amen, you can bend your back, stand up and bend your back right now and see what the Lord has done, amen. Now, once you know, there's a release, amen, just begin to thank the Lord for it, amen. Start flowing in your prophetic gifts. I told you just now that I'll be sharing with you real quick how to flow in this. The best way is prayer, amen. Whether you are kneeling down or whether you're walking around in your little room somewhere, amen, just start praying for your loved ones, start praying for people that you know, and as you're, like, churning up, you know, the water, amen, you gotta put in some water to get the water out in those days, amen.
So start praying first, amen, and all of a sudden, God will show you things like Colossians chapter 2, verse 5. Even though you're absent in the body, you are present in the Spirit. You are seeing your church, you are seeing this person, you are seeing that loved one. Even praying for your children, you pray for them. All of a sudden, as you're praying for your children, one of them, the Lord says that person is battling with this addiction or with, you know, addiction can be as simple as a game addiction or it can be in different forms and all that. It doesn't mean the drugs all the time, okay? And you're praying, and all of a sudden, God shows you this child is suffering from fear, and there's a secret fear.
That's why he's always acting up. That's why he's always angry, and you are going right to the root of the problem, but God is showing you these things. Don't doubt. You're flowing in your birthright flow and your birthright blessing, your firstborn blessing. And right now, in Jesus's name, begin to prophesy to that child in Jesus's name. All happens in prayer. In prayer, you are not in the place where you are confined by time, and space is of no matter, amen, because you transcend space as well, amen. There's no worry during this lockdown. You can travel in the spirit anywhere by prayer, and you can pray for this person.
As God begin to show you different ones, in Jesus's name, pray for them. And if you need to, call them up and tell them you prayed for them in this area. Ask them, you know, just to verify whether they are suffering from this condition or they were thinking about these fearful thoughts recently, amen. Be encouraged when you hear the testimonies that will come back, amen. Start in prayer. In prayer, worship God and exercise your priestly role, amen, and start praying for others, amen. That's also your priestly role. And then, somewhere here and there, you will just step into your kingly role where you command the depression to leave that person. You command that drug addiction to break its hold over that person. You see in the spirit, amen, and you begin to see, and you begin to behold in the spirit. Don't doubt. This is your inheritance, child of God.
We are a supernatural people. Our God is supernatural. Don't follow the ways of the world where they are so natural, and they want you to be natural, amen? If they are natural, they only get natural results, amen? No, we are people of the spirit. We are people that has a rich inheritance, amen. The firstborn blessing is ours, so start in prayer in Jesus's name, amen. I trust you've been blessed by the Word today, in the name of Jesus, and if you're watching this and you've never made Jesus Christ your Savior and Lord, welcome to the kingdom of God. Pray this prayer with me right now.
Heavenly Father, I believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for all my sins. I believe you raised him from the dead. I believe all my sins are all put away by the blood of Jesus. God, you are now my Father. I'm your son or your daughter. I thank you Father that I'm greatly blessed, and I thank you that I have your firstborn blessings. And thank you, Father. Teach me your ways, Lord. Teach me how to flow with you, and teach me to live the supernatural, abundant life that's already begun in my heart. In Jesus's name, amen. Amen, amen.
Child of God, I trust that this week will be a great week for you. Until then, I wanna bless you in the name of Jesus. Every family, together, stand if you can.
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, this coming week, the Lord bless you with the blessings of Abraham and the blessings of Deuteronomy 28. The Lord keep you, every one of you, from the COVID-19 virus, from every infection, from every disease, from all the powers of darkness through the blood of Jesus Christ. The Lord lift up his countenance on you and your loved ones and grant to you and your families his shalom well-being, wholeness, and peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.
Please write in your testimonies to the church, and let us know, okay, what the Lord has done for you today. God bless you.