Joseph Prince - Feeling Troubled? Start Praying In The Spirit!
Greetings, church. Grace, mercy, and peace be multiplied to you through our knowledge of Jesus Christ, amen. So, we need to increase in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ because grace can only be multiplied, not by us doing more. You know, the natural propensity of the flesh is that we think that we'll get to know Jesus when we do more, but the Bible says grace, mercy, and peace. By the way, the peace there in the Hebrew is Shalom, in the Greek it's Eirene. It includes, not just peace of mind, but wholeness, wholeness in every part of your body.
In 2 Peter chapter 1 it says, "Be multiplied to you through the knowledge of our God and Jesus our Lord". That's how it should be in the Greek. God and Lord Jesus is the same. He is God and he is Lord, amen. Let's dive right into the Word of God and see what the Lord has for us today. I believe it's a Word that will set you free, it's a word or bring healing to you as it is written. He sent his word and healed them. You know, if you are suffering any affliction in your body, even like you're struggling in the areas of your mind, your emotions, God can send his Word right to where you are, and the way he does it is through a preacher.
The Bible says that, "He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, does he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith"? And the word "ministers to you the Spirit" is a constant, present continuous tense in the Greek, amen. God constantly ministers to you the Holy Spirit and constantly works miracles among you, how does he do it? He does it by, not by the works of the law, but by the hearing of faith. The same idea is there in Romans 10:17, which many of us are familiar with. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God, or the word of Christ. So, we know that faith can come if we don't have faith. Faith can increase by hearing more and more of the Word of Christ.
But here is where people sometimes differ because they have this idea they can hear God directly, and rightly so we do hear God. And God does teach us directly by his Holy Spirit. it's called the anointing within. But in this context of faith comes by hearing, the context is very clear. It says, how shall they hear without a preacher? And the context there is not about us hearing God directly without a human messenger anointed by God to deliver the Word. So, in the context there it says, how shall they hear without a preacher? We can actually say we can hear without a preacher. But Paul is saying by the Spirit that, how shall they hear without a preacher, and that hearing is connected with verse 17. It says, "Faith cometh by hearing".
So, it's hearing the word of Christ through a preacher. And it's important that we always expose ourselves to the preached Word, amen. It is the preached Word that brings God's healing. It's like a delivery system. God has ordained that by the foolishness of preaching, again, not the foolishness of preachers, but by the foolishness of preaching to heal, to sozo. The word there is sozo, heal, save, deliver, amen. And that's why the Bible says God constantly works miracles among you, constantly ministers to you the Spirit by the hearing of faith. So, as you listen to the Word, get ready to receive whatever you need, amen. Sometimes even creative, inspired ideas will spring forth, and we know these ideas are not natural. They don't spring from our own thoughts, they spring from the Holy Spirit who dwells us. And if acted upon, those ideas will bring forth prosperous results in your life, amen. Praise God.
Let's dive right into the Word of God where we left off last week. We talked about God is constantly at work in us. Philippians 2:13, "For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for his good pleasure". And this word "worketh" energeo, is where we get the word energy. God is constantly energizing you inside you, both giving you the willingness, and the word will here is the enjoyment, the pleasure, amen. You don't want to do something God can work in you even working in you the desire and then not only that, it's one thing to have the desire, but no power to perform it, amen. One thing to be willing, but we're not able to carry out what we are willing to. But God gives you even the power, amen, and that word is also in the present tense. "For it is God who works in you both giving you the willingness and the power to do His good pleasure". And that's how God transforms us.
You know, people have this idea that when you are under grace, you know, morality suffers, amen. No, no, friend, when you are under grace, not only will there be morality, it will be of the heavenly kind. It will be excellent morality. It will be a moral beauty. You know, when people look at your life, it's not just they say, "Oh, he's a good, ethical guy, honest guy, but they will see there's a touch of heaven on that woman, on that man", amen. This is what we want. We want people to not just look at us and say, you know, "He's a good guy," amen. But they will look at us and he's a different person, amen. Of royalty about that woman, amen, about that man.
There is a heavenly quality, not this holier than thou attitude, but the holiness that God desires to come for from us is a holiness that is a fruit of the Spirit where people see Jesus in us, amen. So, instead of like the law says, "Thou shall not steal," but grace gives you the power to not steal anymore but instead, not only that, you see it says in Ephesians, "Let him who stole steal no longer," but law just stops there. The law says, don't steal, but rather, here Ephesians says, "Let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need". So the law says, don't steal, you know, you can observe that law and still be a stingy, selfish, miserly person, amen, who will just live for self. But here grace says work with your hands that you may have, amen, to give to others in need. That's what grace does.
The law says, "Thou shall not covet," but in Acts it tells us that it is more blessed to give than to receive, the words of our Lord Jesus. The law says, "Thou shall not kill". In 1 John 3:16, you know, we all know John 3:16, the gospel John 3:16. But do you know 1 John 3:16, it says, "This is how we know the love of God, because He laid down his life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren". What is this about thou shalt not kill? We lay down our lives under grace, amen. Grace empowers us, amen. It supersedes the law. Can you see in all this grace supersedes the law, amen? The law demands but cannot help. The law is righteous, holy, but God never gave the law to justify man by. God gave the law to expose man to show himself, to show the man himself that he is a sinner, amen.
If God never gave the law, if God brought Jesus without bringing the law first, and that's why the law had to come in and Jesus came 1500 years later. The law had to come in because if you tell someone, you know, that is desiring, there is lusting. What is lust? That is stealing, why? Why is that stealing, amen? So, God had to give the law first, amen, so that man will come to the end of himself. So, it's wrong for us to take the law and try to be justified by it. God never gave the law to justify men by, amen. So, man is trying to do that today. The law says, "Thou shall not lie or bear false witness". But instead in Colossians, it tells us, "Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one". Instead of lying, our speech is always with grace, seasoned with salt, amen.
You know, salt is what gives it its enduring quality. In the Bible, it talks about a covenant of salt. That means a covenant of perpetuity, a covenant that goes on and on, amen. The idea of that when people hear your words, be seasoned with salt, it's a word that leaves a lasting impact on their hearts, amen. It will come back to them again and again, words that have been enduring quality. And notice that your speech is always with grace, seasoned with salt. But some people, their speech is always with salt, amen. They're too salty, and once a while seasoned with grace. No, our speech must always be not to trash people, not to whack them, amen, not to give back to them what they say to us and all that, but to speak, amen, with unmerited favor for them. They don't deserve that kind of speech, but that's how you speak to them. And the Bible says when you do that, in fact, the Bible says that's how the Holy Spirit is grieved.
Notice the context in Ephesians. The Holy Spirit is grieved when our words don't minister grace, amen. Let your speech always, what? Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying that it may minister grace to the hearer. So, when your words built up, it ministers grace and the context there says, "Neither grieve you the Holy Spirit," amen. The Holy Spirit is grieved when we don't have speech that minister undeserved favor, amen. Amen, we call people, like when God even looks at Gideon, who was full of fear, where is the God of miracles? Where is the God that did great signs for us in times past? Even though he didn't deserve it, God says, "Hail you, valiant man," amen. Hey, champ, amen. He didn't deserve it. That's how God calls us.
So, we see that grace supersedes everything, amen. Law can just say, "Don't do it, don't do it". What about adultery? Thou shalt not commit adultery. Well, in Ephesians 5, it tells us, "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her". Notice, "Husband, love your wife, as Christ loved the church". Now, that's crucial. We need to know how much Christ loves us because we love our wives, we love our spouse based on how Christ loves us, amen. When we know how much Christ loves us, we extend usually the first beneficiary of that love, that when you feel loved, you love. Those who love best are those who are loved best, amen.
So, when you receive Christ's love, you extend that. Even when you are, you know, sometimes you're having one of those times that, you know, you both are not, you know, on speaking terms or whatever. Hopefully it's not too long, amen. Just focus on Christ. Don't have to focus on the situation and the ugliness of it, but focus on Christ, amen, behold his glory. And beholding his glory means in the context of seeing him loving you, amen, seeing him shining on you, amen. And then, when you realize how much he loves you, you will extend that to your wife, amen. So, we don't talk about, "Thou shall not commit adultery," grace super exceeds that. We love our wives the way Christ loved the church, with open hands, amen, amen.
We also learned in the context of marriage last week that the Bible says that we are made dead to the law by the body of Christ. Let's look at it. Yes, "You have died to the law through the body of Christ so that you may belong to another to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God". So, we saw that being married to Jesus and not to Mr. Law. You have died to the law. It's as if there's a marriage, and the only way out of that marriage righteously, amen, is that you die. And even that death Jesus provided for you, you have died to the law through the body of Christ. And notice the union is with Christ who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.
We saw last week how we, this union caused us to "bear fruit for God whereas when we are living in the flesh, our sinful passions aroused by the law", notice, aroused by the law, "were at work in our members to bear fruit for death". So, be married to Mr. Law. You know, it's really no fun being married to someone who, you know, some people say, "I'm married to Mr. Right, Pastor Prince. The only problem is that his first name is always, you know"? It's no fun, isn't it? If you're married to someone who is always right, amen. And that's what the law is, it's right, righteous. It is perfect. Therein lies the problem, we are not, amen.
And the law cannot bend to help you. The law demands, but it cannot help you. If the law bends to help you, all right, it's no more the law, amen. But when you meet Jesus, his standards are definitely a sense even transcends the law, like I showed just now, but what he demands, what he commands, he himself performs in and through us if we only rest in his love, amen. And that's what the Bible says in Romans chapter 8 it says that, "For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh," that is our flesh, "God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin". Not in sinful flesh, notice that, but in the likeness of sinful flesh. "On account of sin, He condemned sin in the flesh".
Hallelujah, you know, that that uprising, that sparking of illicit feelings and resentment and bitterness and all that, that sin, as far as God is concerned, even though it rises up in you today, believer, as far as God is concerned, what has been condemned ceased to exist in his eyes. And we need to see it condemned, executed, put away, amen, through faith, not to experience maybe, but through faith. We need to see that, amen. God has condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who did not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Now notice, read carefully. It says, "In us that the righteous requirement of the law," notice when you walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh, the righteous requirement of the law will be fulfilled in you.
Now, do you know the difference between fulfilled in you and fulfilled by you? A lot of people read this and then they turn to the people and put them under the law again by saying, notice you, it still says you have to fulfill the righteous requirement of the law. In essence, they're saying the righteous requirement of the law must be performed by you, doesn't say by you. The righteous requirement of the law is fulfilled in us as we just flow with the Spirit, as we walk in the Spirit, as we are led by the Spirit. Because the whole context here is when you're married to Jesus, and not Mr. Law, Mr. Law is the onus of the letter.
If you read on it says here in verse 6, but now we are relieved from the law, having died to that which held us captive. So that we serve what? In the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code. And that's why in the next chapter, Romans 8, it tells you very clearly that, when you follow the new way of the Spirit... let's look at the New Living Translation. It says it like this, "Now we can serve God because we have been released from the law, we died to it, and are no longer captive to his power. Now we can serve God".
Notice friend, we have been released from the law, amen. The King James says, "Now we are delivered from the law". How many ways do you want to say it? It's very clear, we are no more under the law, we are under grace. But now we serve God not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit. Like I said just now, the law says, Don't commit adultery, but grace, the flow of the Spirit in us causes us, it's constantly at work in us, both to will and to do of his good pleasure, causes us to even lay down our lives for our wives, amen?
You know, a wife was listening to her husband comment, you know, in a humorous way, "Here, look at this article. It says that on an average day a wife, a woman speaks 30,000 words. A man, an average man, speaks 15,000 words". And the wife retorted, the wife says, "That's because a woman must repeat everything to a men". And the husband turn around and says, "What"? Okay, anyway, praise God.
Now, the Bible says in Galatians, "If you are led of the Spirit, you are not under the law". "How, Pastor Prince, how can I be not under the law"? Not that I see when I'm under the law, sin will have power over me, amen, all kinds of things, you know, bad things will happen like ministry of death, we saw that, amen. And all these things would designed, amen, to put a stop to people who break the law, amen. But the Bible says you must keep all of it, or else you'll be cursed. Therein you find yourself always under the curse. Favor stops when you are under the law. In Galatians 5, verse 4 it tells us, "Christ is of no effect unto you". Whoever of you are justified by the law, you are fallen from grace, you forfeit grace.
Notice grace is higher than the law, like the mercy seat is higher than the two tablets of stone in the Ark of the Covenant. To go back to the law is to fall from the place of grace, amen. And we don't fall by sinning. Sin is wrong, I'm against sin, but this verse tells us we fall by trying to be justified by the law, we fall from our high place. So, grace is undeserved, unmerited favor, and favor cannot flow when you are under the law. Favor cannot flow when you're under the law, amen? You'll find sin will have power over you. You'll have manifestations of death in your life. Not only that, but manifestations of the curse. So, we don't want to be under the law.
"So, Pastor Prince, how can I be effectively be under grace and not under the law"? Here it tells us clearly, if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The works of the flesh are evident, which is adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, and on and on. Notice when you're not led by the Spirit, you are under the law, and when you're under the law, law activates the works of the flesh. Notice, it's called works, whereas the fruit of the Spirit is called fruit. Fruit is the result of life. Works is the result of effort. When Israel is put under the law, amen, you see the golden calf and they worship it, amen.
So, even though the intention is right, wanting to be under the law produces the works of the flesh, our sinful passions aroused by the law. But to be under grace is to produce the fruit of the Spirit, love, joy, peace. And I'm afraid that some people's holiness doesn't qualify even for the first three, love, joy, peace. You look at them, they are grumpy all the time. They look like they are baptized in lemon juice. And you're wondering what's wrong? You wake up on the wrong side of the bed or what? That's not a good testimony to our faith to the Lord, amen. And we tell people how it's changed our life. No one's gonna believe it unless they see the love, the joy, and the peace, amen. Long before they see the self-control and the moral excellence, there's the fruit of the Spirit.
You know, like there was a sign. Someone saw a sign and it says this, "Lost dog, a scar across its face, missing one ear, blind in one eye, answers to the name, Lucky". You know we are Christians, our name means anointed ones, amen. But it's our life manifesting something that is not living up to our name, amen. So, we know that God wants us to follow the Spirit because when we follow the Spirit effectively, we are not under the law, amen. The Spirit of God can do things that the law cannot because the law says don't commit adultery, but the Spirit of God will say, all right, this movie, this is where you can fall, and different ones will have different kind of flow because some people, they have a propensity towards drinking excessively, and I'm talking about alcoholism here.
You know, and even like their job, if their job involves drinking or whatever, the Spirit of God will say, "This is not the job for you. I have a better job for you". So, the Spirit of God will lead you based on your unique situation. That's something the law cannot do. The law is one size fits all. Now, the morality always remains the same. Do you understand that? And we have already said we took pains to share with you. I should say we take healing to share with you, amen, how that grace always, always supersedes the law. And where even there is sin, grace abounds much more. Jesus said, when he rose from the dead, that the preaching of the gospel will begin at Jerusalem. Where? In Jerusalem, beginning at Jerusalem, and then Samaria, Judea, Samaria, unto the uttermost parts of the earth.
The guiltiest city was in the sense because Jesus came to the city and they rejected him, amen, and they crucified him outside the city. So, the guiltiest city became the first beneficiary of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the blessings that come with that gospel, hallelujah. Grace supersedes law. It is not natural. It is supernatural, yeah, even heavenly, amen. So, we see here, we need to learn how to follow the Spirit even in our parenting, amen, in our workplace, in our even while we are occupied with whatever we are doing. We need to be always sensitive to the flow of the Spirit, amen.
You know there is another group of people who are grace people, people have been impacted by the gospel of grace, who think that everything that we teach people, all right, that husband love your wife... now if you just stop there, husband, love your wife, I always tell people the Bible doesn't say, "Husband, love your wives," and they're shocked. I say, it doesn't say that. It says, "Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church," right, as Christ loved the church. And how did Christ love the church? With open arms, amen. He gave his life.
So, it's crucial for us to mention that part. So likewise for everything we can still exhort people like wives, submit to your husband as unto the Lord. See the Lord, amen, behind your husband when you submit to your husband, amen. And children, obey your parents in the Lord, amen. See the Lord in the midst of that, you're obeying the Lord. Hallelujah, amen. When you put Jesus in the picture, the bitter waters of Marah becomes sweet, amen, and it will be refreshing waters for your soul. Hallelujah. Amen, amen, amen, amen.
So it behooves us then to learn to flow with the Spirit, amen. Sometimes we need to teach people, like children, as they are growing up, we teach them, amen, how to say, "Thank you," to say, "Please," amen, and, likewise, even in the Christian faith, we do teach, but grace teachers, always remember that, we preach grace, or we teach grace, and grace will teach, amen? Like Titus chapter 2, it tells us that the grace of God has appeared. The fact it says, "appeared," that's why I like to say, "Grace is not a teaching, or a doctrine. Grace is a person". Here, it says, "Grace of God has appeared", grace is Jesus, our Lord Jesus, "that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us", notice, it doesn't say, "You teach", or "I teach".
We might be pastors and leaders. You know we might be people that are called to an area of responsibility, but we are called to preach the Gospel of grace. We are gonna share even in situations where there's practical application like married life, like I shared just now. We have to bring in Christ. Always bring in grace, amen, because grace will teach people. Notice, if there is grace, "It teaches us to say, 'No,' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ," amen?
Notice, "God and Savior" is the same person, Jesus Christ, amen? There's the God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, and today I'm talking about God the Spirit, that we need to follow after, amen? As we follow him, he will teach us, amen, how to deny ungodliness, amen? But if you are trying to people, "You gotta stop there. You gotta stop that," you actually are bringing them under the law because they start looking at themself. They start looking at their willpower, and they start looking to the... you know, that's not the way, friends, amen. The result will be their sinful passions are aroused, and you see a golden calf, amen.
Now, I just wanna share something with you that will help you so much in walking in the spirit, and that is actually a New Covenant prayer. I call it "Prayer 2.0". What prayer is that? It's praying in the Spirit, praying in tongues. Today in the evangelical fields and all that, they used the term "Praying in the Spirit", but many a times, they mean like, "You know, I'm praying by the leading of the Spirit". Well, what does that mean? Pray in the Spirit? How about other prayers down there? You know, is it saying that they're not led by the Spirit? Obviously when the Bible says, "Praying in the Spirit," it must be translated, it must be interpreted by the Bible.
And 1 Corinthians 14 says, "Wherefore if I pray in an unknown tongue," there's no escaping this, "my spirit prays". Notice that? "When I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit", which part of you prays? "My spirit prays," amen. But remember this. Praying in the Spirit is praying in tongues, but praying in tongues is something that was never given to the Old Testament saints when they were under the law. It's something that was never given to them. No one prayed in tongues. It was unique for this dispensation. It was unique for the new covenant.
Now, ask yourself this. Why is it that this prayer, prayer 2.0, amen, why is this prayer so unique? It only exists, came into being, into existence on the Day of Pentecost. Well, it is a prayer that can only come forth from your spirit and it denotes that the Holy Spirit is in you, amen. It denotes that you are now so clean on the inside by the blood of Jesus that the Holy Spirit has taken residence in you. Do you know that even for all the prophets of the Old Testament and the righteous kings, and all that, when the Holy Spirit came on them, that's what happens. The Holy Spirit came on them and then leaves them, and comes on them to prophesy, all right, to cause them to prophesy and then leaves them, amen.
Just like Jesus said in the upper room to his disciples, "The Holy Spirit, who is with you," "with" means with you like in the Old Testament, "shall be in you. And he will be in you forever," amen? He's in you. For how long? Forever, amen. So because of that, we have this prayer language. And friend, we are not tapping into it. We are not tapping into it. One of the ways we walk in the Spirit and be led by the Spirit is to pray in tongues, to pray in the Spirit, praise the Lord. But even then, there are people like, you know, I call it a, "pseudo grace," amen? And those "pseudo grace" people, who say that everybody is saved, you don't have to go and witness to them, don't have to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and they even say, "You don't have to tithe. You don't have to take Communion. All these are works". No, friend, these are responses. These are responses in the area of health. We receive. That's why I don't call it, "Doing Communion".
If you look at the word, "Eucharist," which is used in the Bible of Communion, "Eucharist" means "thanksgiving". It is received with thanksgiving. That's why, sometimes, when I take Communion, this is what I say to the Lord: "Lord, I receive these elements fresh from your hands because I know that I'm receiving it in a timeless zone," amen, as if Jesus just died just now, as if he just gave his life just now, amen? So I received these elements fresh. Notice, I am the one that prepared the Communion, amen? I bring it to the place of prayer, amen? And I'm doing it, but it is not me doing it. It's me receiving it. At the point when I say, "Lord, I receive it," you must see Jesus.
It wasn't Abraham that brought the bread and the wine to Melchizedek. It was Melchizedek that brought the bread and the wine for Abraham to receive. And Abraham responded with the tithe, and all this was before the law. Notice there is health covered there because those who fail to discern the Lord's body, which is provided for what? "You fail to discern" means you don't take advantage of it. You fail to discern the benefits it can confer on you, and that's the reason why many are sick in the body of Christ, and it says there that, if we discern the Lord's body, all right, the opposite, we are partaking worthily. We are saying his body was broken, amen, as the Bible says, "With his stripes we are healed". Isaiah 53, "Surely he bore our diseases and carried our pains".
In the original Hebrew, that's what it says, "choli" and "makob," "diseases," and "pains". "And with his stripes we are healed," "neta," from the word "rapha". We are healed bodily, amen. Our spirit is not healed, my friend. Your spirit is born again. It's not healed, amen. Our bodies are healed. One day, we have a glorified body that needs no healing anymore, amen? Praise God. But until then, we are healed, but our spirit is not healed. Our spirit is recreated, amen? But living this side of heaven while waiting for Jesus to come, and he's coming back soon, amen, we need to receive healing for those areas in our bodies that are damaged, amen.
I have a subject I taught some years ago called, "The Prayer that Repairs Your Body", amen. It's a sermon that you need to get hold of and listen to. I talk about the word "edify" and how that word, you know, many of us, we mistranslate that verse. It says, "Whoever speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself," then we say our spirit man is edified. That is a mistake. It does not say that. When you pray in tongues, your spirit prays, yes. Your spirit man prays, amen, by the Holy Spirit, but the benefit, the edification, notice, "Whoever prays in an unknown tongue edifies himself". Himself, his whole self, spirit, soul, even his mind, his emotions, and his body. It has an effect on your emotions. It has a beneficial effect on your mind. It has a beneficial effect, and therapeutic effect, and healing effect, and health-giving effect, and life-giving effect on your body. When you pray in tongues, you are building yourself up like a temple.
And in that message, I talk more about this. Please get hold of it if you wanna hear more of that, about the benefits of that prayer, that prayer 2.0 where it repairs your body. And the church, you know, the church as whole, many of them, they are not open to praying in tongues. They say it has passed. All right, the only place that says tongues has ceased is when the perfect is come. Then knowledge shall also vanish away. Has knowledge vanished away? The same breath, the writer saying that. Apostle Paul, by the Spirit, says when the perfect is come, then that which is imperfect shall be done away, all right? It talks about tongues shall cease, even knowledge shall cease. My friend, has the perfect come? Well, look around you, my friend. I don't think the perfect has come, amen? Amen.
And if you tell me that the early church needs all the gifts of the Spirit, whereas for us it all petered out when Peter petered out, then friend, are you saying that we are living in better times than them? On the contrary, we are living in worse times. That was the church in its infancy and they needed the power of the Holy Spirit, yes, nonetheless. But the times that we are living in, we need it even more, my friend. We're living in the last days. And nowhere in the Bible does it say that all these gifts have ceased. But notice also in ministries, in churches, in the lives of people who don't pray in tongues, they don't pray in the Spirit, you don't find manifestations of healings, amen, prophecies, signs, and wonders.
Until I got baptized in the Holy Spirit, I don't see healing in the lives of people I prayed for, amen. I'm not saying there's no healing when people who don't pray in tongues pray for other people, but very seldom and far in between. But when people are baptized in the Spirit, that's when you see more healing, amen. And we wanna see more until, I believe, in the last days there'll be such an outpouring upon all flesh that every tongue, amen, will prophesy, every man will dream dreams. And when I say every man, I'm referring to the majority of men. Of course there will be a lot in the world that'll be lost and all that.
"But Pastor Prince, don't you know that many will be lost"? Yeah, friend, don't you know that many will be saved? "I saw a multitude no one can number in heaven", John said, but the same phrase is not used in hell. That's all I know in the book of Revelation. It doesn't say, "I saw in hell a multitude no one can number". "But, Pastor Prince, the Bible says in the gospels, 'Narrow is the way, and few find it. Broad is the way, and many find it.'" Jesus was referring to the time, when he was here, the majority of Israel did not accept him. And you read the context there, it's in the present tense of when he's preaching at that point in time, and Paul never repeat this in Paul's letters that is given by the ascended Christ, amen. So friend, I'm believing God that a multitude will respond to Jesus in these last days, amen.
Now, let's go right now to Isaiah 59. Look at Isaiah 59, "So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west". I believe this passage is speaking to our times. It is not referring to the millennium because the enemy is here and there are things happening, right? "So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun". Let me tell you something about the days that we are living in. "West" today refers to the countries, especially in America, amen, and all those in the West, South America as well. But "East" refers to all the Asian countries. And it's true that in our day and age, the teaching of the name of the Lord, Jesus, the power of the name of Jesus, the power of attorney in that name has been taught from the West.
But notice this, "They will fear my name," the name of the Lord, "from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun". It should say, "From the east," isn't it? But instead of that, it says, "From the rising of the sun". I was in Japan preaching one time when the Lord gave me this revelation. I was in my hotel room about preparing, about to preach in the church in Tokyo and the Lord says to me, "Tell them the West will have the revelation of the name of Jesus, the power of the name of the Lord, but the East, and especially the rising of the sun", what country is that? "will have the revelation of the glory".
Oh, hallelujah. I know it refers to the east, but God could've said east, but he says it's the rising of the sun. I believe, my friend, amen, God's glory's gonna spread all over Asia, amen. It's all gonna culminate. You see, the gospel began in Jerusalem, amen, beginning in Jerusalem. It's going west. For these 2,000 years, it's been going west, west, west, west, all the way around. Now the Asian countries has some of the largest churches in the world. And coming all the way, and then we have Singapore right down here, amen. And then back to Jerusalem, amen. And God is working right now in Israel. Many people are turning, his own covenant people are turning to him by the droves in these last days, amen, amen.
So notice that. We are living in this time. What is going to happen during these times? "When the enemy comes in like a flood". So there's an indication that the enemy's gonna come in like a flood during this time. Now, I'm not saying that this is directly referring to the Coronavirus pandemic that we are in. But you know what? It includes that. Something's gonna happen when the revelation of the name of Jesus and the power in that name is revealed, as well as for us in the East, we have a revelation of his glory, amen. And glory always comes after grace, amen, after the grace teaching. And you know what? I'm not saying that exclusively the West will have the revelation of Jesus's name and all. No, we can share with each other so we also have the revelation of the name of Jesus and the West will also have the revelation of his glory, amen.
But in a time when the enemy is... do you agree that this pandemic is covering the earth, in a way trying to imitate the glory of the Lord in the last days? God says, "As I live, as the waters cover the sea". Think about that. Waters cover the sea. How does waters cover the sea? Every little minute speck of space of the sea is water. That's how widespread. God says, "As the waters cover the sea, my glory will cover the earth". Wow, so the devil is trying to imitate that. He's bringing this Coronavirus. He's bringing, in the last days, all kinds of things that will try to cover the earth like a flood. But the devil can never catch up with God, and his glory, and his grace, amen? Because here it says, "When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him". In the Hebrew, the word "standard" there is actually also the word, "will put him to flight".
"He comes in like a flood, but the Spirit of the Lord", notice, it's not you. It's the Spirit of the Lord, amen, will route him like, you know, like, just route him out, amen, from your life, amen. So you pray in the Spirit. Amen? You route him out of your life. Can I have a good amen? That's why in the seventh article of the Ephesians 6 spiritual armor that a believer ought to have, it tells you in the first place, you have loins girded with truth. Then you have the breastplate of righteousness, amen. Your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace shoes, amen. Then you have the shield of faith. You have the helmet of salvation. Have we counted? One, two, three, amen, four, amen. Helmet, five, salvation. And the sword of the Spirit, six. Sixth item now.
Now, God never stops at six. Six is the number of man. Goliath has three sixes stamped upon him, Goliath. If you study the story of Goliath and David in the battlefield, you find that Goliath stamped with 666. So God doesn't end with six. What is the seventh one? The next verse tells us. Let's go to it right now. This is from the Young's Literal Translation. "And the helmet of salvation receive". It's the imperative mood in the Greek. "Receive, and the sword of the Spirit. Receive the helmet, the hope of salvation, and receive the sword of the Spirit, which is the rhema of God". In the Greek, it's the rhema. It's the saying of God. How? "Through all prayer and supplication".
Now, this is so good because in this verse 18, it starts with the word "dia," and "dia" is always, "through the channel of, by the means of". Unfortunately, in other translations, amen, in the King James and all that, the word "dia", is not even there. It just start off by, "Praying at all times". But it's not praying at all times. It doesn't start with that. In the Greek, it starts with "dia," and Young's is the only one I see that translates that. The New American Standard Bible has a footnote translating that at the footnote, but here it says, "through". How do you receive the helmet of salvation to cover your head from all the mental attacks, amen, from depression, from all the fiery darts? You know, that's where it always lands, usually in your mind.
How do you have the hope of salvation? As you look at the future, is your mind looking at something dark, dreary, or are you looking at something bright, amen? The hope, the positive expectation of good, is a helmet. How do you receive that? And how do you receive the sword? "Helmet of the salvation receive, and the sword of the Spirit, receive, which is the saying of God, the rhema of God. Receive the sword of the Spirit, which is the rhema of God". How? "Through all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit".
The word "times" here is the word "kairos". There are two basic words in the Greek for times. One is "chronos," which is for the watch, you know, timing, "chronos," chronological order. It's just time, all right? In its purest sense, time. But "kairos," the word for time, is actually an opportune moment. One Greek scholar says it like this, "Favorable season". Favorable season. So we pray at all times, "Through all prayer and supplication, praying at all times in the Spirit". And I believe it is going to cause a favorable season to happen. In the midst of the pandemic, that's what we need, amen? When you are praying the Spirit, you are never, never in a bad situation. Even though the circumstances are dark, but when you pray in the Spirit, around you is a seasonable, favorable opportunity, opportune season, hallelujah.
So how do you receive the helmet of salvation? How do you receive the rhema of God, which is the sword of the Spirit? Through all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. Sometimes, you know, if you need prayer, one thing about speaking in tongues and all that, I'm telling you, church, it's gonna bless you if you realize this. Sometimes you don't know what to pray. Let's say the doctor has given you a bad prognosis and all that. It's gotta do with maybe your liver. All right, so what you do? You say, "Holy Spirit, I do not know how to pray as I ought. I've had hands laid on me, prayer, and all that. But Holy Spirit, you know how to pray best".
Don't forget, Romans 8 tells us. "Likewise, the Spirit helpeth our infirmities". And the word "infirmities" there is the same word used for the diseases that Jesus healed in the gospels, amen. So it says, "By making prayers for us". He intercedes for us. So you say, "Lord, I don't know how to pray for my heart. I do not know how to pray for my blood pressure. But Holy Spirit, you do, Lord. And Father, let your Holy Spirit in me right now pray for my heart, pray for my liver". Pray for any area of your life, amen. And then you go like this. Under your breath, undertones the whole day. And it doesn't mean you gotta stop doing what you need to do.
That's why grace is, you know, we need to understand grace because all the teachings on prayer, many times, you know, you have this idea as I was growing up in the church, when I say growing up, I mean my teenage years in the church, being in the church, they always give the impression it's gotta be in one place, one location, amen. Now, that's great. If you can do that, that's great, but there are people who are working. There are people who are busy. There are mothers who have little mouths to feed, homework to help them do, and you know, responsibilities to execute, amen. They are busy the whole day, so God has designed, under grace, a prayer that you can pray while you are busy. I'm gonna say something that some people might not be too happy.
Even when you are watching TV. I know TV is like abomination for some people, but when you are watching TV, all right, you can pray in the Spirit. If you are watching a football game, you can pray in the Spirit. "Lord, I'm praying for my lungs, Lord. The doctor says something," whatever, you know, the doctors have said. "Lord, your Holy Spirit knows how to pray for his perfect healing. Your Holy Spirit knows how to pray against this headache I've been having for a few days," right? Your Holy Spirit knows. And then you just let loose, amen. It might be one day. It might be two days. There might be, like, a spiritual attack even the first day you are doing it, amen. But I'll tell you this, as you persevere, it says, "Persevering, amen, watching with all perseverance".
As you persevere, keep on praying in the Spirit, there's going to come a time, boom, it's like something broke loose. The dam is broken and the refreshing, liberating waters of God's Spirit just flow into your life, hallelujah, hallelujah. Lord, I don't know how to pray for my son, over my daughter. I don't know what's troubling them but you know. Holy Spirit, pray through me. Are you willing to pray for even undertones, the whole day? Even if more days are needed? Until you know, the answer comes or the release you feel, amen?
Something happens while you are praying in tongues. You know that someone greater than you, someone more powerful than you, someone who loves you, amen, is praying for you. You know when you come to a man of God and you tell him to pray, you feel a bit assured, but none as therapeutic, as life-giving, amen, as the Holy Spirit praying for you. And you know that, and while you're praying, psychologically, amen, mentally, you're having a peace because you know that the one who has all power is working on it and you are praying perfect prayers because you cannot circumvent your prayer with your ignorant words or with your words that are not on point, amen? It transcends all that.
Grace transcends all that. It's a prayer that was birthed only in the new covenant. And it came on the day of Pentecost, just as the first Pentecost was the giving of the law, the Jewish people will tell you that their first Pentecost was God giving them the law. Even unto today, they'll tell you they celebrate Shavuot which is Pentecost, 50 days from Passover. They celebrate Pentecost as the giving of the law. And what happened? Three thousand people died. Now, in the new covenant "when the day of Pentecost was fully come," notice God waited until the day of Pentecost had fully come. Why? Because God wanna show us that "they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance". Amen.
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. By the way, but some people say, "Well, I don't know all this mumbo-jumbo," and, you know, people of the flesh, they tend to look down on people praying in tongues or the language of tongues, glossolalia. They tend to look down on it, but you know what the Bible says? "As the Spirit gave them utterance". You know who's giving them utterance as they began to speak with other tongues? It's the Spirit that gave them utterance. This word "utterance," the Holy Spirit checked me to look up this word. And it is actually from Thayer's definition, who was a Greek scholar.
Thayer says it's not a word of everyday speech, but one "belonging to dignified and elevated discourse". Dignified and elevated discourse, amen. Not a word of everyday speech, not a word of everyday speech, but of elevated, dignified discourse, amen? So, friend, when you pray in tongues in God's years, amen, in heaven's perspective, it is elevated discourse. It is dignified discourse, amen. And we all long for that. We all long to speak to God in words that, you know, our words are so natural, so imbued with selfishness and when you pray in tongues you cannot pray but you pray unselfish prayers. Because you can't circumvent your prayer.
You feel like, "I don't know why, but my heart, it feels a bit like there's a danger happening maybe to one of my children or something like that in school. I don't know what is it". Know how you can release that? Pray in tongues. When you do that. Not only that, while you're praying in tongues, even before the breakthrough comes, amen, there's something so freeing, so liberating from worries, fears, and cares, as you know that you are doing something about it, amen, by the Holy Spirit, amen. Or the Holy Spirit, I should say, is doing something about it as you release that flow, amen? Praise the Lord. And, you know, friend, it's working in you all the time, that stream.
You say, "Pastor Prince, I've never prayed in tongues". Well, right now, friend, I wanna tell you something. The moment you are born again, the moment you believe on Christ as your Savior and Lord, that he died for your sins on the cross, you have the Holy Spirit. Never doubt that. Never doubt that. But now, it's like wanting to drink a glass of water. Now you have water in you. It's another thing to dive into the swimming pool where water is all around you. That is immersed, baptized in the Holy Spirit, amen, amen? You are baptized. So don't just settle for the Spirit in you, amen. Let the Lord take you and immerse you in the Holy Spirit, amen?
We're not saying that those who don't pray in tongues are lesser. No, no, no, no, a thousand times no. But we wanna take advantage of every weapon, everything that God has for us, amen? The seventh one is praying in the Spirit. It must be that important, amen? In the armor of the believer, hallelujah. My time is up. I got so much more to share. You know, I pray that in the name of Jesus, you will practice this from now on, amen. If you have a situation that's troubling you and you have prayed about it, you have commanded and this thing doesn't move and all that, pray in the Spirit. Just say, "Lord, you know this situation". It may involve your loved one, your marriage, or finances, or you've been retrenched. By the way, don't interpret "retrenchment" as rejection. It could actually be an elevation, a step ahead, like the testimony you heard just now of that girl, amen. It's a step upwards, amen. Praise the Lord.
And we're getting these testimonies all the time. This girl who was given a severance pay, retrench, of eight months' salary and not only that, in a short time she found a job that pays better than before and plus she has the eight months' severance pay added to that. Praise the Lord. And that's what God will do for you, amen? I feel like someone is going through that and you are saying when you look into the future, your mind, all right, it's like the helmet of salvation has been ripped off you and the devil is trying to put dark thoughts, you know, in your mind about the days ahead of you. No, my friend, put on, receive, right now, by praying in tongues. Receive the helmet of the hope. The hope is like a helmet. It protects your mind and guards your thoughts, amen. And receive that by praying in the Spirit. How? Through praying in the Spirit, amen?
So pray in the Spirit, pray in tongues. And praying in the Spirit is always praying in tongues, nothing else, in the Bible, amen? So pray in the Spirit and receive the helmet of salvation and start to believe. The Lord says, "I close this door. I allow you to go, to be retrenched because or else you cannot see this job that I have for you. It is always greater, it is far better". Receive that word in Jesus's name, amen. Amen, amen, amen. You know, this past week, I think it was this week or last week, in Israel a group of teenagers doing an archeological dig, they unearthed a 1100-year-old stash of gold coins.
Now, this kind of things don't happen all the time, okay? It happened in this season, during this time. First, the natural Israel, then the spiritual Israel, the church of Jesus Christ. I feel like for those who are following my ministry, you know about the three chambers of Solomon's temple that I preached early in this year? You know that these three chambers reflect the three parts of this year, amen. How the Lord brought us in the first part of the year to the grain, the wine, and the oil, the Communion, amen. And then the second part is the lockdown. The second part is the place of rest, the beds and all that. And the third part, the Upper Room, is gold everywhere. That's where the gold and the treasures are stored. So first, the natural Israel finding gold and then it's like this latter part of the year, less than four months we will head into Christmas. Think about that. You know, the year is coming to an end. So the latter part will be the third chamber. He's opening up gold to you.
Now, of course, gold, first and foremost, is the revelation of righteousness, amen? It's divinity. But don't take away from the fact in the natural a type of, gold is a type of prosperity, amen? So during this time, the latter part of the year, when you hear all kinds of news media, just switch off. Don't, you know, it's enough to know the headlines. Don't keep on listening again and again and again on TV, in your car as you're driving to work or back home. Keep on being bombarded all the time by the coronavirus and the stats and all that. You know, faith doesn't come by hearing, hearing the word of men. It comes by the hearing the word of Christ. Tune in, keep on hearing the word of Christ. Can I have a good "amen"? Hallelujah, it's happening.
Friend, even right now as I'm sharing and as I'm preaching, and as we come to a close, the Lord always confirms the word with signs and wonders following, amen? Because hearing of faith has happened, amen. Right now in Jesus's name, first and foremost I wanna pray for you who have never prayed in this prayer language of the Spirit. I want you to receive this gift but already the Holy Spirit is in you. You only have to release it. When you release it, you are being inundated in the Holy Spirit, amen? And don't be afraid, Jesus says, when you ask the Father, when you ask God, for the Holy Spirit. He will not give you, don't let anyone tell you, you know, it's an evil spirit that you receive. No, no, no, they are going against Jesus's words. Jesus says when you ask the Father for the Holy Spirit, amen, when a natural child asks a natural father, amen?
Even a father, a natural man, will give him bread and not stone, amen? God will give you fish and not a snake. If a child asks her father, will the father not give good things and the father being natural, in fact, the kingdoms have been evil. How much more, when you ask the Holy Spirit. And the next verse says: "How much more will he give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him". So, friend, let's ask God and then when I'm gonna pray for you and, right then and there, regardless of where you are, amen, if you're in a place that's a public place and you're listening to this, you can pray undertones, amen, amen? But you speak. The Spirit gives you utterance.
Listen carefully, the Holy Spirit doesn't work like an evil spirit that takes over you, all right, that takes you over and then you start to say things that you cannot help yourself, and you're being controlled. No, no, he doesn't do that. The Holy Spirit always respects your choice, your will. So he gives you the utterance, this elevated discourse, this dignified discourse. And then you must utter it, you need to speak it out, amen, amen? Are you ready for that? You speak it out, and the utterance will come, amen. Praise the name of Jesus. Are you ready? Say this after me. Say, "Heavenly Father," and for those of you who have the prayer language of the Spirit, but you have not been using it or you find that it's like a baby words and all that, you want a free flow language, just right now also receive this, amen? Praise the Lord. Say:
Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank you. You promised that when I ask for the Holy Spirit, I will not get any other evil spirit in the name of Jesus. I thank you, Father, right now. I ask of thee in the name of Jesus, amen, Father God, give me your Holy Spirit, baptize me, inundate me, immerse me, in your Holy Spirit, in Jesus's name, amen.
Now, believe and don't doubt. Switch off your head and switch on your tongue right now in Jesus's name for a while. When I saw switch your head, I mean your logic area, amen. Don't try logic. Let it flow right now. Say it, amen. You don't say it, amen, the Spirit cannot give you the utterance, amen. He wants you to cooperate with him. It's God who works in you, both to will, amen, and to do. Just flow with him. You can even increase your volume if you want. And then you could be soft, if you want, undertones. You can sing in the Spirit. Great thing to do in the shower. Provided the neighbors don't complain. You can even speak in tongues softly. Amen?
So is there anything troubling your heart? Any areas that's troubling your heart? Are there four, five conditions in your body? Hey, the Holy Spirit can take care of them all. Just tell him, Lord, pray through me right now for the perfect healing of this, this, this, this, amen? Yeah, just tell him that. And then start praying in the Spirit. Might not be instant, amen. And many a times, it's not. The prayer of the Holy Spirit sometimes takes days, amen? But something is happening. As you're praying in the Spirit you are being strengthened on the inside. And then you're strengthened emotionally. And then you are built up and healed in your body, amen? Praise the name of Jesus, praise God.
Once again, I remind you, if you can get hold of that teaching called "The Prayer that Repairs Your Body", it's gonna speak a lot in the area of physical healing, amen, and health, but they need to pray in tongues, praise God. But I wanna pray for you also in Jesus's name, that right now if you are suffering in any way, amen, those of you who having nerve conditions in your body, in Jesus's name, the doctor says you have a nerve condition, right now receive this healing from the Lord. He is touching you right now in the name of Jesus, amen, amen, amen. Praise the Lord.
Somebody has been having problem in your back molar, all right, and God is sealing that cavity in Jesus's name. The pain stops now and you are healed in the name of Jesus. The next few days, you know that it's sealed, and by the way, check out the sealing, you know, and just, no problem, all right? Check it out, amen. You'll see what the Lord has done. Praise the name of Jesus. I thank you, Lord. I thank you for your healing and I thank you for your deliverance, Lord, in Jesus's mighty name, in Jesus's mighty.
All kinds of high blood pressure being healed in the name of Jesus right now, amen. I speak to your blood pressure and I command it to come down, amen, in the name of Jesus and to be normalized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen, amen. I command the root problem of that high blood pressure to be removed out of your body and to be thrown into the sea, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Go in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen, amen, amen. Praise the name of Jesus.
All kinds of sleep problems, people having nightmares in their sleep, not being able to sleep consecutive nights, only a few hours' sleep. Right now, in the name of Jesus receive this healing. Don't forget there's a warfare involved, especially in sleep, in the name of Jesus. You foul spirit of incubus and you foul spirit of succubus, in Jesus's name I command you right now, loose them and let 'em go in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen, in Jesus's name, amen. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Lord, I thank you, Lord, for your healing. I thank you, Lord, for your miracles, Lord, amen. Right now just receive it in Jesus's name, amen.
Isn't it wonderful? Isn't it wonderful just to hear God's Word and receive this, amen, from the Lord? You don't have to jump through any loops, you don't have to perform eight, five, seven steps, amen. You just receive, amen. So likewise, for every benefit in your life, the Communion in the area of health, just to be received, amen? Even in the area of prosperity, physical prosperity, amen, finances, and all that, it is the tithe, amen. So you have this too reflected in the story of Abraham and Melchizedek. It's to be received, amen. And you receive from God first, and then you tithe as a response to God. We teach our children how to say thank you. The tithe is thank you for what he has blessed you with. No matter what you think you have received, the 10% is a thank you to the Lord, amen. The Lord doesn't need it, but we need it, amen. So it is not something you do, it is a thank you, like you teach your children, amen?
Deep down, there is a flow of thank you. We need to train our people sometimes to respond to that flow, amen, on the inside and, as you complete the cycle, God trusts you with even more, amen, in the area of healing. It is not something you do, amen, Communion, it is something you receive, amen. And you'll be strong, you'll be healthy, and you will live long, and God will renew your youth as well like the eagle's, amen, amen. For those of you, you have put your trust in Christ through this preaching of the Word, and you say, "I wanna believe on Jesus," amen? Do that right now in the name of Jesus and follow me in this prayer as I lead you in this prayer. Say it from your heart. Say:
Heavenly Father, I believe that you love me and sent your Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for my sins. Thank you, Father, that Christ died in my place as my substitute. Thank you, Father, that he is my sin offering. Thank you, Father, he is the Lamb of God who takes away all my sins. Thank you, Father in heaven, and Father, on the third day, you raised him from the dead as a proclamation of your delight, of your joy, of your acceptance, Lord, of his finished work at the cross. Thank you, Father God, that today I'm no more the old person, I'm a brand new person. I'm a brand new creation in Christ. Old things are passed away, all things have become new. Thank you, Father, Jesus Christ is my Lord, in Jesus's name.
Friend, amen. In one fell swoop, God sees it, all the angels sees it, amen. In one fell swoop, you were translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God's dear Son. You are translated from the authority of darkness into the kingdom of God, the kingdom of his dear Son. And that's where you are right now in Jesus's name, regardless of what is around you, it can be negative. But where you walk, therein is the kingdom of God because you are now in the kingdom, amen? Praise the Lord, hallelujah. It's been a joy to preach and share the Word of God with you. We'll continue again next week. Don't forget to tune in and share this with a friend. Invite them, you know, friends that need the Word of God.
Friend, we are all about just souls, amen. We are about saving souls, amen, and during this time are the best times to invite people to listen to the Word of God, amen? So do that for us, amen? Will you do that? Praise the Lord. And all the testimonies that are coming, once you know that you have received that word and it has manifested in your life, the blessing has come in, the healing has manifested, please write to us and let us know, will you, amen?
Until next week, the Lord bless you and the Lord keep you, you and your loved ones. The Lord keep you and preserve you throughout this week from the coronavirus, from every infection, from every disease, from all evil, in the name of the Lord Jesus. The Lord preserve your coming in and your going out. The Lord bless you and the Lord bless you with the blessings of father Abraham, and the Lord make his face shine on you and be favorable to you. May you abound in the favor of God, and the Lord lift up his countenance on you and grant to you and your loved ones his shalom peace, wholeness, and wellbeing in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you.