Joseph Prince - The Secret To Health And Healing Revealed
Praise God. I want you to know this, that wherever you are, every time you tune in, you know, I know the Lord is with you right where you are. And I think that during this time, one thing good that comes out of all of this is that we are walking in greater faith, amen? We are seeing beyond the visible realm. We walk by faith and not by sight, even for pastors like myself. You know, the verse that God gave me early in the year was, was to behold the people in the Spirit, amen?
So once we enter that realm of seeing people in the Spirit, we can also discern their needs in the Spirit, because we are spirit beings, amen? God made us tripartite. We are spirit beings, we have a soul that is our mind, our emotions, and we live in a body. So our body here is what you see. And what I see, you, and what you see me as, we see the body, but you don't see the spirit, amen? Now, this body is temporal. Either way, whether we see Jesus in the clouds when he comes for us, amen, we'll be transformed in an instant. We won't take this body with us. It will be a glorified body, amen, a body that will never decay, never grow old, never be sick amen, and never even feel fatigue or even boredom forever. And forever is a long time, amen? Make sure, friend, that you are born again, because if anyone is in Christ, he's a new creation.
Let's look at the Scripture verse right now, in 2 Corinthians 5:17, it says, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation". That's the name of our church. We take it after this verse, a new creation. I remember many years ago when I was looking for a name for our church, I came across this verse, and it's like a revelation. And it's like God saying there is a new creation. One translation says a new species that never before existed, amen? Neither Jew nor gentile. One new man in Christ, amen? And everything in our spirit, it says, "He is a new creation". Notice, "Old things have passed away". But we look at our bodies. Our bodies still look the same, so is it not in reference to our bodies for sure? It's referring to our spirit. Everything that was unclean and that was dead, that was decaying, right, all that, old things have passed away.
So when you're born again, you are born again right where it matters. The real you is born again, amen? And that man is a new creation. "Old things have passed away; behold all things have become new". So our walk on earth here, while we're waiting for our new body, and that's the only thing that we are waiting for. The Bible says, that when we see the Lord, he will transform our vile bodies like unto his glorious body. His body is not a body that cannot be touched and felt. Remember after he rose from the dead, he told Thomas, we call him "Doubting Thomas," because Thomas said unless I see him, unless I put my hands in the print of his nails, I will not believe. So Jesus says, "Handle me," amen? A ghost, a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see me have.
So our resurrected body will be a body that is tangible, yet it transcends matter. It transcends time and space. Hallelujah. And that is what we have right now. You're already born-again. Once you're born again, you're a new creation in Christ. "Old things have passed away". And the Scripture passage goes on, and there's a lot of lessons we can learn here, friends. Verse 18 says now, "Now all things," all these new things in our spirit, "are of God, who has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation". Friend, you have a ministry, you have a ministry to your friends, your family members, to your colleagues, amen? The ministry is the ministry of reconciliation. That's one ministry that every believer has.
Jesus gave us the great submission, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to every creature". Teaching all nations. And for the Jew, all right, it is revolutionary because for them, they felt like salvation was just for them. But Jesus says, "Go into all, teach in all, nations". For them, it's the Goyim, the gentiles, amen? So the gospel includes all. "And for God so loved the world". Not just Israel. "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life". The question that we have right now is this, what are we saying when we say the gospel? And that's what I'm doing in this particular series between law and grace, because the gospel is known in two ways in the New Testament. It's called the gospel of grace, we see that in Acts 20, the gospel of the grace of God from the lips of Paul himself, amen?
In Galatians 1, he says to the Galatian believers, "I marvel, I'm shocked that you are so soon removed from him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different gospel," who called you in the grace of Christ to a different gospel. So what is the different gospel? Whatever is not the grace of Christ. The true gospel is the grace of Christ. It's the gospel of grace. And also, in the New Testament, it says the gospel of peace, amen? It is not a gospel that tells you, you got to accept things right and then come to God and repent of every sin. You know, it's almost impossible to do that, friend. It's a gospel of believing and then your mind is changed, and that is repentance towards God. The Bible says, "Repentance towards God and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ".
Again, the Apostle Paul says repentance. He preached repentance towards God. What does that mean? I used to think that God is against me, God is mad at me, God is not for me. Now I know that God who give his son to die for my sins, God is for me. Now, that is repentance towards God. And that is what Paul preached repentance towards God and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ. So that's the gospel, friend. And when you say repent, it's not possible for everybody to repent of every sin because there are more sins than they realize, but they repent of their unbelief. They repent of the way they think towards God as not being for them, and now they think of God with good parts instead of hard parts about God and they believe that God gave his son, amen? Repent and then believe. And then our life becomes a series of changing our minds because we are learning more and more the ways of the kingdom of God. Praise God, thank you, Jesus.
Now, it says here that this ministry of reconciliation, let's see whether we have the right gospel, because the world, the world needs the gospel of Jesus Christ. When we look at the world today, instead of complaining about all the increase of lawlessness that we see, and anarchy in some areas, a breakdown in family, in morals and things that we hold dear and we see a rebellion, we see the finest values that we hold dear, amen, are being attacked. And it's wide, it's global. It's widespread. We see the increase. It should not surprise us because the Bible says, "In the end, lawlessness will increase," amen? The love of many will wax cold. And the Bible says that, but the Bible also says that when darkness covers the earth, the glory of the Lord will shine upon you, child of God. Will shine upon you, church. Will shine upon you. The glory of the Lord will shine upon you when? When darkness covers the earth.
So what the world needs is not morality preaching, amen. We want them to have the greatest morals, amen. We want them to have the greatest character, but that is the fruit. That is not the root. The root is the gospel of Jesus Christ. The world is suffering for the lack of the gospel being preached, amen? The answer is not to reintroduce the Ten Commandments, to study more the Ten Commandments or to study morality or to study about do-s and don'ts. All this have its place. Listen, my friend, if we know the purpose for which God gave them. But what the world needs right now is Jesus Christ and him crucified. The gospel of grace and peace, amen? And I believe the gospel saves people one at a time. And when individuals are saved, their families are saved, society will be affected, and then the whole nation is affected, amen?
Forget about, you know, is this is a Christian nation? Is that a Christian nation? I don't believe in God saving nations. There's only one nation the Bible says that God will save when Jesus comes again, and that's the nation, in one day, the Bible says, all Israel will be saved, amen? There is a special covenant that God says that on that day, Jesus, when he returns, all Israel will be saved. But friend, what God wants us to see is the significance and that vital importance of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ as the answer even to society's ills when people are transformed in their heart. Not this behavior modification through the Ten Commandments trying to keep it, amen?
Like I said last week, you know, the Ten Commandments, if observed outwardly can transform any nation for the better. It will elevate the nation. And it will even prosper the nation, amen, but it's only outward. It's behavior modification. It is not heart transformation. The gospel of Jesus Christ when received and believed on, will transform people from the inside out. We need people to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. We need more preaching of the true gospel of Jesus Christ. So let's see whether we are preaching the true gospel of Jesus Christ, because today we hear a lot of so-called gospel being passed off as the gospel of Jesus Christ. So we see just now that we read all of us have a ministry of reconciliation, "That is that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself". So God took the initiative. God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself.
Now look at this, "Not imputing their trespasses to them". Now this word not imputing is in the present tense in the Greek. Not imputing. Back then when Jesus was on earth, he was not imputing their trespasses to them, and today he's not imputing their trespassing to them. And God is not imputing, and we know we see so many trespasses, amen. We see it on social media. We see it on every avenue of communication today. We see unrest, we see lawlessness, we see rebellion, the breakdown of the family and what the family values is all about, and we see sin on the increase. But yet, the Bible says, "God is not counting their sins against them". Wow, friend, do we really believe this? This is Scripture. It's in the present tense. "God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself not imputing their trespasses to them".
I wonder sometimes when we go to people, it's our attitude like God's going to judge you. Even right now there are people saying this COVID-19 is God's judgment. Are we in the age of God's judgment? Are we really there? Friend, it's vital what we believe. What's you believe is going to impact your entire life. It's going to change the way you see people even, amen? Instead of seeing people like Jesus saw the people that were scattered on the countryside. And the Bible says this, "Jesus looked at them as sheep without a shepherd". He saw them as sheep without a shepherd. He didn't see them as rebellious people, people who just want to go astray. These are not sheeps, these are goats. Only goats would not go in unity, only goat. And just criticize the people that were scattered, but Jesus saw them scattered because they were hungry. They were hungry because they don't have a shepherd.
What a way to view people. Some people who are profit minded, amen, who are just out for their own benefit, they will see them as, "Wow, so much wool on their backs. If I can get all that wool, how much money will I get". There are those who look at these people and they'll say, "Wow, look at them," you know. "They are good to eat," amen? "They are good lamb chops," amen? It all depends how you see people in the ministry. You gotta love them with the love of Christ, amen. The love of Christ constrains us, amen? And friend, it is the love of Christ that is truly the greatest commandment that John talks about. We love today because he first loved us.
No, some people say that, "No, Pastor Prince, Jesus himself said that the greatest commandment". No, he was asked the question by a lawyer, amen, a Pharisee, a man who knew the laws of Moses. And he was answering the question what is the greatest commandment in the law? In other words, in the time of the Old Testament what is the greatest commandment up to the point that lawyer was asking Jesus. The revelation of the new covenant hasn't come yet. So Jesus answered accordingly. The greatest commandment is, "Thou shall love God with all your heart, and all your soul, all your heart, all your mind, all your strength". Is anyone done that? No one except Jesus. No one has done that.
For 1500 years, man was put under the law, and man was given the greatest commandment and not a single one of them could love God like that. And then God says, "You can't because the law exposes you. By the law is the knowledge of sin. Now I'm going to love you with all my heart, all my, all my strength," and he died for us on the cross, amen? And the Bible says now we love, we love God, and we love one another because he first loved us. The focus is not on my love for God today, that is the law. The focus now is on his love for me. So even right now as I share with you, receive this is the Lord loving you, the love of Christ reaching out to you, amen? He's loving on you today. Praise the Lord, hallelujah. And that's the best approach when you approach the Scriptures. When you open the Bible, remember it is your good Shepherd loving you. He wants to feed you, amen? Praise the Lord.
So we have to have the right perspective about the gospel, and we will push people. We must see that God is not counting their sins against them, amen? Remember when Jesus shed the parashah. The Hebrews call it the parashah. The Scripture portion of that week, that Shabbat, that he read the Scriptures from. And he opened the Scriptures, he unrolled it and it came to the Book of Isaiah, which was a Scripture reading for that week, for the sabbatical reading. And Jesus read, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me to preach the good news to the poor," amen, "to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives". And then on down to, "to preach the acceptable year of the Lord". And then Jesus, the Bible says, "Jesus closed the book".
When it came to preach the acceptable year of the Lord, and by the way, the word acceptable is the word dektos in the Greek, which if you look up, in Strong's it says, "The year, the acceptable year, the favorable year in which the free favors of God profusely abound", amen? It is the year, it is a season, amen. It is, for us, it's an age, amen? It can refer to the age. Year there is prophetic of the age, amen, dektos means where the free favors of God profusely abound. So Jesus came to bring that. But if you go to Isaiah 61, where Jesus read the portion from, right after to preach the acceptable year of the Lord, it says, "The day of vengeance of our God".
Now Jesus did not go on reading, you know why? Because when he came in his first coming, is to bring grace, to bring the acceptable age of the Lord, the dektos season, the dektos age that has lasted for nearly 2,000 years now. We are not in the day of vengeance. The day of vengeance of our God will come, amen. It will be the seven years of tribulation that Daniel prophesied about. And we know the Scriptures talk about it. And prophets of old have prophesied about this, but we are not in that day, amen? The COVID-19 is not God's judgment. Friend, we are still in the favorable year of the Lord. We are in the season in the age where the free favors of God profusely abound. The only way is for you to reject it. The only way not to not have, experience this, is for you to not believe it, amen?
So we have to change our mind. That's called repentance. Metanoia, change your mind. You have to change your mind about God loving you. God's not counting your sins against you. And that's what you need to tell the people that God is not mad at you, amen? We need to preach a gospel like this: God loved you long before you know him. In spite of all that you have sinned, in spite of all of your rebellion, in spite of all that you have said about him, God loved you long before you know him. And God sent his Son to die for your sins on the cross. God is not mad at you, amen? God is not counting your sins against you, amen? He sent Jesus and a divine exchange takes place where Jesus on the cross, and we'll read this in a while, where at the cross, Jesus became sin with your sin that you might be made the righteousness of God.
That's the gospel, friend. That's the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is not religion. This is reality. This is a relationship with the God of heaven, amen? It's not like men trying to reach God with his good works. Man trying to reach God with his own efforts. No it's God reaching out to man. God initiating. But we need to remind ourself, this gospel and this ministry of reconciliation, is God not imputing their trespasses to them. You know what, one day they'll be people looking up. Maybe, I don't know if they can look up, but you know, in hell, I think they'll be souls crying, "You didn't preach the true gospel to me," amen? We preach people that they got to change before God can accept them. This is not the gospel. The gospel is God is not counting their sins.
You know, when Jesus was on earth, it's as if, listen carefully, you can check throughout the Scriptures: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. When Jesus was on earth, you know, when he heals people, he never, never imputed their trespasses. He acted as if he's not counting their sins against them. When he healed them, he acted like there's no sin. In fact, listen, there is sin. We know there is sin, but he will always start with this premise, right, go your way. I'm sure that person has sinned, amen? All those that came to Jesus back then, they were not born again. Christ has not yet died. I'm sure, of course, they have sin in their life, but he never call out their sin. In one instance, he call out the sin just to say, "Your sins are forgiven you. Rise, pick up your bed, and walk," amen? He healed people as if he's not counting their sins against them. He treated them as if their sins are not put to their account.
Can we treat people like that, or do we qualify people before they are healed? You never see Jesus saying things like, "Okay, those of you who have unforgiveness in your heart, all of you gather together. I'm going to pray for you later. You get right first. You just step aside on the side of the mountain. All right, I'm going to come to you later on. And those of you who are married but you're not talking to one another, okay, all of you get right first, amen, you get one side here on the left, on my left here, amen, you get right. You better set this right before I pray for you or else the power of God cannot flow. And those of you, you know you have bad thoughts or unclean thoughts and lustful thoughts and all that, my power cannot you unless you really get all that right. Make sure you get right in those areas and then I'll touch you". Never, the Bible says, "As many as touched him were made whole".
I'm sure that as many, are as many sinners, they have sin in their lives. And friend, why don't we let people receive their healing and then the goodness of God will lead them to repentance? And that's why I believe that God can even touch sinners and heal them, and then the goodness of God leads them to repentance, amen? Amen. Let's keep on reading. All right, so he's not imputing their trespasses to them, and he has committed to us the Word of reconciliation. Now, that's the Word of reconciliation. God has given us the responsibility, and he has commissioned us with the Word of reconciliation. And what is the Word of reconciliation? Drop down. "Now then we are ambassadors for Christ as though God were pleading through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God".
So notice, it's not God be reconciled to you. God is reconciled to you. The problem is not on God's part. Just like the prodigal son. The father was always scanning the horizon for the son who was lost, right? The father was looking out for him. The father had no animosity in his heart towards his son who has rebelled against him, amen? The father was always looking for him. He must have, for him to run at the moment he got a sight of his son. So, friend, God doesn't have to be reconciled to you. You need to come to him and be reconciled to him because you have believed the wrong thing about him, amen? That's the gospel message that we need to preach. God is not counting your sins against you, God is waiting for you to come home.
But in some quarters, they will say "This is just an easy, you know, grace. This is a greasy grace. This is sloppy agape". No, friend, this is the gospel of Jesus Christ. And to say something like this about the gospel of Jesus Christ is to insult the blood of Jesus. The grace is not cheap because it was the blood of Christ that was shed. You cannot put a price tag to the blood of Christ, my friend, it's priceless. Grace is not cheap. But friend, he paid it all so that's it's free to us. It's free to us. One of the reasons we cannot receive healing sometimes because we don't understand, "Freely you have received, freely give".
So because we don't think we receive it freely, all right, we act like others cannot receive it freely. Freely you receive, freely you give. If you don't think you receive it freely, you cannot give it freely. You know why people are not forgiving one another? They don't believe they are forgiven of all their sins. They believe that they are forgiven of the past sins, but today, they better watch it, how they behave and all that. So they put the same requirement on their spouse, on their children, on their friends and on the church. I'm talking about believers here. The reason why there is unforgiveness still rampant in the church is because of the lack of the revelation of how forgiven we are.
The Bible says, under law, Jesus says forgive in order for God to forgive you. But under grace, listen carefully, and when I say under law, it's not exactly law. It is the teaching of the kingdom rather, okay. But the principles, it's like when Jesus was preaching the kingdom, the dark shadows of the law was passing away, and the new was coming. But it is still not fully the new yet. Because Jesus in the upper room just the night before he was crucified, Jesus said, "I have many things to say unto you but now you are not yet able". When the Holy Spirit comes, he will guide you into all truth. As well as alluding to Paul's ministry, amen, where Paul will receive the full revelation of the gospel of grace, amen?
So all that Jesus taught, there were times he taught as a minister of the circumcision, amen, as the Messiah of Israel, where the law is still brought in. But listen carefully, the words of Paul, don't compare the words of the gospel as if, you know, they are in competition with Paul's words in the epistles. Because the words of Jesus were the words of Jesus when he was on earth, before the cross, before the resurrection. But the words of Paul are not the words of Paul. They are the words of the risen, glorified Christ. Paul himself says in Thessalonians, "When you receive the Word of God, you receive it not as the word of man but as it is in truth, the Word of God, which effectually worketh in you that believe". "So my words," Paul is saying, "is not my words". The words of man. "It is the Word of God," amen? Amen. Even Peter calls Paul's writings Scriptures. Hallelujah.
So Paul wrote, "Under grace, you forgive because you are forgiven. You forgive because you are forgiven". Do you understand that, friends? The motive, the motivation is changed, amen? In the past, you forgive in order to be forgiven, but now you forgive because you have been forgiven. So, the revelation that people need is how forgiven they are. Amen, praise the Lord. And then freely they receive, freely they will give and dispense forgiveness to others, as well. Amen, amen, amen. I think the focus should not be on, "You need to forgive, you need to forgive". The revelation is that, friend, you are lacking the love of Christ, the revelation of the love of Christ, which makes up the subject of the Song of Songs.
Of all the songs that God thought worthy of to put in the scriptures, God put the song of all songs. And Solomon wrote 1,005 songs, and God taught the song about the love of Christ is the song that God wants to be central. Amen? Praise the Lord, hallelujah. So, are we preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ? Amen. Are people receiving because they have changed, now they are worthy to receive. Or receive freely, receive freely, and freely give, freely forgiven. Amen, amen, amen, amen, praise the Lord. I'm excited, amen? This is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Like I said just now, when it comes to the divine exchange, because the word "reconcile," that we are talking about the ministry of reconciliation, "be reconciled to God," it's actually the word katal lasso, all right?
Now the word "kata" means down to the exact point. You put kata in alasso, alasso is actually the word for exchange or change. It was first used among the Greeks for changing coins, exchanging coins, coin, you know, the money change, the coin changer. All right, that's the guy who exchanged coins and all that. That's the word they used, alasso, katal lasso means it's an intense word of alasso. So, it's not just reconciled the way we think it is. It's also a divine exchange, amen, a divine exchange, hallelujah, and the divine exchange is here, verse 21, "For He made Him", and we need to tell people this. God made Jesus, "who knew no sin". My friend, he knew no sin. That's Paul's writings. He knew no sin. Peter's writing, Peter is a man of action. He says Jesus did no sin, amen. And then John is a man of heart, of the heart, love, and he says, "In him is no sin". Amen.
And here, Paul, who is a man of intelligence, amen, of spiritual intelligence, said that he knew no sin. For God, who made Jesus, "who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him". What a divine exchange. What love, that the Father would love us so much that he would send his Son to take our place, that all the judgment that is due me, that is due you, would fall upon his Son, that all the rejection would fall upon his Son at the cross, that he would cry out, "My God, my God," and Jesus never addressed his Father as, "my God," never in his earthly life. It is always the Father, "my Father". For the first time, "My God, my God," at the cross, so that you and I can call God, "My Father, my Father".
Jesus cried, "Why have you forsaken me"? so that you and I can say, "You will never leave me nor forsake me". Hallelujah. What love, my friend, what love, amen? So, God made Jesus "to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him". Praise the Lord, hallelujah. What magnificent grace, glorious love, amen, that you and I can become the righteousness of God in him.
So, today, the same way, if you ask me a question, "How can you say, you with all your faults and failings, how can you say that you are righteous"? It's the same way, how can we say that Christ became sin without any sin? He knew no sin, he did no sin, in him is no sin. But how come he became sin. Apart from his actions, he received our sins at the cross. The same way, I become righteous, amen, not because of my actions. Apart from my actions, I receive his righteousness, amen? And so can you. Amen? And if you are a believer, so are you. You are the righteousness of God in Christ. Amen, amen. And friend, this is the gospel.
For Paul says in Romans 1, verse 17, "I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ". The fact that he says, "I'm not ashamed," is that there is reason and cause that people are trying to give him to be ashamed. And usually, it is the people that believe in keeping the law, right? But Paul says, "I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation". It is the power of God to salvation. And the word "salvation" here, please don't think of salvation as just being saved from hell. It is more than that. The word "soteria" here, by the way, is the Greek form of Yeshua. The word for salvation is an all-encompassing word, and the noun is soteria. The verb is sozo, and sozo is used in many places where Jesus healed someone. He would say, "Your faith has," sozoed you. You will find the word sozo there. In other words, healing is sozo. Amen?
So the word "soteria" includes health, healing, amen, your welfare, your preservation, your protection, amen, your family well-being, your own well-being, amen, is all in that word sozo, complete salvation. And then in the life to come, eternal life, amen, which means it's not just not going to hell, solely. A lot of people they think, when they think of salvation, okay, we escaped hell, that's it. No, friend, salvation is to bring heaven into your life, amen. It's to bring the Holy Spirit, who dwells in heaven, into you, to dwell in you, amen. So now you're the walking, mobile, living, breathing kingdom of God walking on this earth, amen. You are a temple of God, amen, in whom the Holy Spirit dwells. God is not just interested in bringing you to heaven. He wants to bring heaven into you. Amen? And we will be in heaven one day. Amen? But there's no hurry, amen. There's work to be done here, and God wants his temple, his mobile temple to be moving around, becoming a blessing everywhere they go. Praise the Lord, hallelujah, thank you, Jesus, amen.
So, it is the power. What is the power of God? The gospel. But what kind of gospel is this? And the gospel is the power to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it, for in that gospel, what is revealed? The sinfulness of man? No. The sinfulness of man is implied. We all know that. But in this gospel of Christ. Are we preaching the true gospel? Will the true gospel please stand up? In the gospel that Paul preached, in that gospel it is the righteousness of God that is revealed from faith to faith, not from faith and then to works. It's "faith to faith; as it is written, 'The just shall live by faith.'" Oh, this is amazing. We start our Christian life by faith. We continue our Christian life by faith. "What about works, Pastor Prince"? Works will manifest, works will manifest if you are in faith, and it won't be dead works. It will be good works, amen.
Some people compare, you know, Paul with James, and they say that they contradict one another. They don't. Look at James' illustration. He's talking about, "Was not Abraham justified when he laid Isaac on the altar"? Wait a minute. That happened long after Genesis 14 and 15 where God called him out to number the stars, to look at the stars and tell the story with the stars, and then God says, "So shall your seed be," and he believed in the Lord. God justified him. That was long before Isaac came. They were saved without works, saved by grace, made righteous in the eyes of God, pronounced and declared righteous. But how many years was it? Some Jewish people believe, some rabbis believe that Isaac was probably in his 30s, all right, give and take. I believe he was a youth. The word used there in the Hebrew is actually a young person. So, whatever it is, maybe 20 years transpired.
So, what James is saying, "If you're truly saved by grace, through faith, without works, one day it will manifest, but let's be patient". All right? We're not saved by works, but we are truly saved by grace through faith. One day, the works will manifest. In Abraham's case, it might have taken more than 20 years. Amen? At least more than ten years, at the least. Amen, hallelujah. So, there's no contradiction there. So, what is the power of God? It's the gospel. And what is the true gospel revealing to all of us? The righteousness of God. So make sure we have the right gospel. Can I have a good amen? Amen, amen, amen, praise the Lord. Thank you, Jesus.
Okay, let's go right now to a part where I feel like God is wanting us to learn more. You know, it's like we are in a season, during this time, of lockdown in some countries still, and this time more and more people, we are going back to work and all that, but more and more people are still tuning in online. I think God ordained it to be so, because God wants people to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. I just saw a report from Israel, where they said that more people are tuning in. More Israelis are tuning in, because the Israeli culture is such that many of them, they are very much online with everything they do. They are very savvy, all right, with social media, and many of them are turning to Jesus. This is unprecedented. Why? Because the gospel is being preached online. And for us, we have more people tuning in, ever since this COVID-19 broke out and all that.
I don't believe the COVID is from God. But you know what? Great things are happening, even during this time, amen, in terms of the gospel being preached and people receiving the gospel of Jesus Christ and lives being transformed. But lately, I've noticed also it's like God's will is for people to be healed, amen. God wants them healed. But it's like there's a season, a new season ushered in where there's healing taking place, and it's happening all over the place, happening easily. And this is also in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Remember the word sozo? It's also used for saved. When Jesus said to the woman who was healed, "Daughter, be of good comfort". Amen? "Your faith has healed you". The word there is "saved you," healed you, sozo you, in reference to bodily healing. And friend, God wants you well. Amen.
God wants you well, and this is, you know, healing is like a dinner bell for sinners to call in, amen, and then to hear the true gospel. But even then, God's people, you know, John says, "Beloved, I wish above all things", and John would not wish something that is not in God's heart. And John said to Gaius in 3 John 2, "I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers". Look right now at Luke 13. At Luke 13, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. Now notice it was on the Sabbath. "And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years". This woman "had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up".
This reminds me of people who could in no way raise themselves up, because they are under this depression, under this weight, load of depression and condemnation, and they cannot seem to lift themselves up. They try to think positive, and they can't think positive. They try to psyche themselves out of it, and they can't. Because you know why? It is spiritual. It's a spirit of infirmity, and they could not in any way raise themselves up. Notice for how long had she been suffering this: 18 years. There's no insignificant details in the Bible, and even numbers mean something in the Bible, amen? Like one is always unity, two is agreement, three is resurrection, four is number of the earth, the four winds, north, south, east, west, amen, five is the number of grace, six number of man, seven number of completion, amen, praise God, a number of perfection, as well. Praise God.
And numbers mean something. When numbers are double, it means something. And also, when you look at a number like 18, it's actually six, plus six, plus six. So, it's the number of the antichrist. You know that her being bowed down is not God's will. Her being bowed down, in no way raising herself up, is not something that God wants for her. It is a spirit of the devil that's involved in this, amen? So, one thing we learn from this passage is very clear, it is a spirit of infirmity. So, stop saying, when someone has a disease and all that, a condition, "Oh, God is teaching you something". Stop that. It is easy to say that to others until you or your loved one becomes a victim of that. Okay, friend, no. Let's believe God, amen?
And by the way, friend, when I say, "Believe God," I don't mean, you know, when people receive the healing that we are dispensing words of knowledge and words of wisdom, like you heard just now, the restoration of the lost item, that is not healing. That is the gift of working of miracles, amen, something transposed from one place to another, amen. So, God is dispensing his gifts. It all comes from God, not from man. Amen? But remember this, that God wants us to always be asking him and trusting him, amen. But when it manifests, when the gifts manifest, it is something you can feel. It's something you can take to the doctor, and the doctor will say, "Yes, there are no more cancer cells in your body, my friend. Yes, the whole condition is reversed". Amen. Whatever it is, it will stand the test of the doctors.
Now, do not step out and say, "You know, I'm healed," and then you stop your insulin shots. Don't step out and say, "You know, I'm healed," and then you stop your dialysis. All right? Unless the manifested comes, which is authenticated by the doctor, amen, you're not healed yet. And remember when I talk about receiving communion, I talk about many times communion, and when you receive healing, it's thirtyfold, which means what? Seventyfold is still not healed, amen. Meanwhile, if you're on dialysis, continue dialysis, when you are actually only having thirtyfold manifestation. But friend, good news, sixtyfold is coming. When you have sixtyfold, you have more healing, then forty percent sickness, amen? Amen. Then the Bible says the next stage hundredfold, hallelujah.
I was just speaking to a brother just now, who just gave me the latest blood test report, that he's been suffering from something, and now the doctor says only, you know, "You have recovered so well," compared to all those times that he was suffering from that. And it's like recovery of thirtyfold, sixtyfold, and we are believing for him a hundredfold. Amen. But until the hundredfold comes, if you are on dialysis, continue being on dialysis. Amen? Yeah, don't just say, you know, "I don't go for dialysis," and all that. That is not faith. That is foolishness. Okay, so back to this. But God wants you healed, amen. The doctors are fighting the same problem, sickness, disease, that the Lord is against. Amen, amen?
So, this COVID-19 is not from God. And notice the Bible says that this woman was bowed down, the spirit of infirmity, eighteen years, and could in no way raise herself up. So, she identified people by their toes. "But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, 'Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.' And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, 'There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.'" All right, notice he did not talk to Jesus straight. "He said to the crowd," he says that, "men ought to work".
Notice his mentality was what? Men ought to work. Notice where his ought is at. His ought is on working. Men ought to work. Look at where Jesus' ought is. "The Lord then answered him and said, 'Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?'" So, Jesus' ought is this. "Ought not this woman that Satan has bound be loosed"? The mentality of the ruler of the synagogue, because he had a law mentality, is men ought to work. Jesus' ought is that woman ought to be loosed. When the Lord looks at you, he says, "You ought to be loosed, you ought to be freed, you ought to be liberated". Amen! "You ought to be healed".
How can you, being a son of Abraham, a daughter of Abraham, remain in this bondage? He says to you, "Woman, you are loosed! Man, you are freed from your infirmity"! Hallelujah. Thank you, Jesus, amen. "When he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him". Look at verse 15 one more time. Jesus talked about, "Does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or donkey"? Keep that in mind. Ox or donkey. These two animals, keep that in mind. "And lead it away to water it"? So watering your animals. And these animals here is a picture. Many a times, animals in the picture is a picture of you and I. Amen. Like an ox. "Thou shall not muzzle the ox".
Talking about the minister that preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ. So ox and donkey. These two words, just keep that in mind first. Notice, healing is actually watering them. And that's why in the Book of Leviticus, when it comes to leprosy, water is used a lot. And we know it's not referring to natural water, my friend. So water, spiritually speaking, is the Word of God. The more of the Word you receive... notice, the ox and donkey is thirsty, and you bring them away to water it. That's how you serve. But he was talking about sickness and disease. The context, he's talking about sickness and disease. So, in other words, giving them water is healing the sick. So water is a secret here. In the next chapter, Luke 14, Jesus was in a synagogue invited by one of the rulers. So let's read that.
"Now it happened, as he went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath, that they watched him closely. And behold, there was a certain man before him who had dropsy". Swelling all over his body. Dropsy. "And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, 'Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?' But they kept silent. And he took the man and healed him and let him go. Then Jesus answered them, saying, 'Which of you, having a donkey or an ox," again, a donkey or an ox. Just like the previous chapter in the case of the woman, he talked about the donkey and an ox, to water it. But notice, Jesus's perspective of people that are sick. Does he look at them saying, "It's because of your sin that you are sick. It is because you have not done this, and this, and this, that you are sick". Amen. "It's because of your rebellion that you are sick. You deserve it". Is that the mentality that Jesus has? Let's read, "Which of you," Jesus says, "having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit".
Jesus likened people who are sick as just stumbling into a pit. You know, when you fall into a pit, you don't know the pit is there. So the way Jesus saw sick people, are people, they are sick today because they fell into a pit. And the pit here is referring to a well. Can be water with water, filled with water or dry cistern like the one they threw Joseph in. In Israel, that's what makes a pit. And notice Jesus says when someone falls into a pit, they don't walk into a pit and they fall.
I know the experience because when I was in college, I remember one morning going to school and I did not know at the turn, where I'm supposed to make a turn, the workers have removed the manhole and they didn't cover it. And I was looking ahead, and I fell right into the manhole, but I fell upright. All I knew is that the whole world went up. I scratched my leg and the teacher had to put some ointment on it and all that, but I remember that experience. I'm so glad I didn't fall, you know, on my face. I fell straight. So the experience is not good, falling into a pit. Right, so Jesus look at people who are sick as people who fell into a pit. But notice, he used again these two animals, donkey or an ox. Is there a divine hint there? I believe there is. And that's the wonderful thing about Scripture.
You know, when you study Scripture every little word, every little nuance, every little hint, all right, tells you there's something greater that he wants you to study. So not long ago, you know, the Lord led me to a study of this donkey and ox. And if you look at the context here, by the way, Jesus said, "'If a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will you not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?' And they could not answer him regarding these things". If you look at the Scripture that we used last week, Exodus 22, verse 9. Let's look at that. Remember, talking about, "You must say when you lost something, or someone stole something from you. You must say that thing is mine". Health is mine. Peace of mind is mine. Amen. Family well-being is mine. Hallelujah.
You must say that. "For every breach of trust, whether it is for an ox, for a donkey". Hmm, I wonder why these two leads the group. Right, remember you must say, "This is it. This is mine". Right, we touched on this verse last week. Interesting, isn't it? Now, let's go to Exodus 21, the chapter before this, "And if a man opens a pit". Like what they did in my case when I walked to school, "or if a man digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls in it," notice, ox and donkey falls into it.
Now, stop here. Do you think that when Luke 14 just now when Jesus talked about the donkey, both in Luke 13 the woman who was suffering for 18 years, right. Jesus talked about the ox and the donkey led away for watering. And in Luke 14, the man who had dropsy, Jesus healed him and said that, you know, he's like an ox or a donkey that fell into a pit. "If you have an ox or a donkey," he told the Pharisees, "will you not immediately pull them out"? Amen. "Instead of criticizing him, will you not pull him out? Instead of saying you didn't kept all the law, won't you rescue him". No, you wouldn't say that to your ox or donkey. And Jesus says, "They fell into a pit". That's how you see sick people. Amen.
One time they saw a blind man, and the disciples asked Jesus, "Who sinned"? You see, they have a sin mentality instead of a grace mentality. "Who sinned? This man sinned or his parents sinned, that he was born blind". Jesus says, "Neither, but that the works of God might be made manifest". Friend, the point is not whether he sinned, or his parents sinned. The point is "that there is a need and I have the power to meet that need. I am the Messiah. I am the Savior. I've been anointed for this". Amen, to look to Jesus. Every need is for us to look to Jesus and see him as the answer. And what a wonderful answer. What an indescribable answer, a lovely answer. What a beautiful one, amen, our Lord Jesus.
You see, his heart of compassion even for the sick. Amen. But notice, his opposition came from people who knew the law. In fact, the desire to keep the Sabbath is part of the Ten Commandments, isn't it? "Thou shall, you shall remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy," right? So, when we study, I'm showing you how to look at the law in the... you see, people say, "that Pastor Prince don't teach from the Old Testament". I teach a lot from the Old Testament. But the Old Testament today is for us to bring Christ out of it. The Emmaus road. "Jesus beginning at Moses," the first five books, right, "and the prophets he began to expound in them, things concerning himself".
So every verse, every character in the Bible has a reference to Christ, to his works or to his ministry. And here, I believe it's referring to Luke 14 and Luke 13, the two miracles of healing there. Because an ox and donkey is mentioned about falling into a pit. Very interesting, isn't it? "The owner of the pit shall make it good". Now, who is responsible? The one who opened the pit or the one who had the pit that's opened but didn't cover it. He did not blame the one that fell in. He blamed the one who opened the pit. And actually, it was a Pharisee that opened the pit. Amen.
Remember Jesus says that, "That I am the good Shepherd. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers". He was referring to the Pharisees, those who fight for the law and disqualify people all the time, and it's always like letting them, you're not worthy to receive. They may not say it outwardly but they're saying you're not clean enough to accept this, to receive this. You're not worthy enough to accept this. It's because of you have sinned somewhere that you're not receiving this.
I remember years ago, someone in our church approached someone who lost their baby, and said, "You know, God showed me that you lost your baby because of some sin in your life". Now that is what we call Pharisaism. That is something that is so cruel, if had I been there, I would have praised the Lord. Thank you, Jesus. I've saved. I'm born again. Hallelujah. The love of God is shed and brought into my heart. Now, I would not have tolerated that. But that couple came back to one of our leaders and shared. Now, you don't have to accept such nonsense, my friend. Amen. Amen. If there is a need, Jesus stands ready to meet it. Hallelujah.
Now go to Exodus 23 now. So we've covered 22, 21, now 23. Now, before you go to 23, go back to 21 again. There's something very interesting. Like I said, you know when you read your Bible, even at home, if you come to a passage of the law, there's a lot of things in the law that elucidate on Jesus and his beauty. Here I'm going to show you that this, even these verses refer to Jesus's ministry. Look at the verse before this verse 33: verse 32. If an ox, okay, "If the ox gores a male or female servant, he shall give to their master 30 shekels," the owner of the ox will give to their master, "30 shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned". Thirty shekels of silver. Does that remind you of something? Yes. Jesus was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver. Amen. Same here. Thirty shekels of silver. So it's an allusion to Jesus.
Listen, all these verses is pointing to our Lord Jesus Christ. So it's the price. Thirty pieces of silver is the price of a male servant or female servant. As you can see, "If an ox gores a male servant, then the one who owns the ox must pay to the master of the servant thirty shekels of silver," right? So Jesus came as a servant. And this is one beautiful aspect of our Lord Jesus. If you look carefully, this is Exodus 21. Exodus 21 is right after Exodus 20 when God gave the Ten Commandments for the very first time. And you know what's the very first verse of Exodus 21? It says, "These are the statutes that you are to observe". The very first statute he talks about a Hebrews servant. If a Hebrew servant has been serving you for six years, the seventh year, you are to let him go free.
Now, if you gave him a wife during his time with you, okay, then he will go free, but his wife and his children will remain behind. But if he says, "I don't want to leave". You know, in fact, he says this, and the words are there, "I love my master". So he's a good master. "I love my wife. I love my children. I will not go out free," then the master will bring the male servant to the doorpost and then pierce his ear. Now this phrase, "pierce his ear" is used in Psalms where it says, "In the volume of the book, it's written of me, my ear has thou", my ear has thou pierced in the Hebrew. And that is translated or referred to in the Book of Hebrews where it says in Hebrews 10, "A body hast thou prepared for me. An ear pierced is like the body has thou prepared me". It's used, and you look at the marginal rendering it's referring to, to the ear pierced of the servant.
So, if the man says, "I love my master, love my wife, I love my children, I don't want to go out free," you bring him to the door and you pierce his ear. So Jesus was pierced. Why? Because Jesus came as a servant. Amen. He came to serve. Remember he says, "The Son of man, came not to be served but to serve," to serve healing. To serve peace. God's goodness, God's shalom. Amen. God's reconciliation. Amen. God's grace. God's blessings. Amen. The true bread for your hungry soul. He serves you. Amen. And he says, "I came not to be served but to serve". Amen.
And the gospel that brings this out is the gospel of Mark. It opens up with, that's why there's no genealogy in Mark, because you don't ask the pedigree of a servant. He came there as a divine servant in Mark. And immediately it says, it's straightaway he did this, immediately he did this, straightaway he did this, straightaway he did this and immediately he did this. A servant that's working tirelessly. Amen. So Jesus is that servant. Amen. And isn't it amazing? Right after the Ten Commandments is given, it talks about a divine servant. In other words, the answer is not in the Ten Commandments. It's in the divine servant. Amen, that came not to be served but came to serve. And you know that even in heaven he says, "He will still," God himself, "make you all sit down and serve you". Ooh, that's amazing. Amen. The Lord loves to serve you.
You see, Martha wanted to serve him, and God rebuked, amen because of her worries, and fears and cares in serving. But Mary allowed Jesus to serve her, amen, a banquet, a feast. She allowed him to serve her. Now, which sister make Jesus feel like God. Jesus says what Mary did will not be taken away from her. Mary has chosen the good part and wanting is needful. Allow yourself to receive when Jesus serves. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Thank you, Jesus. So when we look at the laws and all that, you'll find Jesus in the law. And that's how we teach the law today. Amen. Does it bless you? Does it help you? Amen.
So let's go now to Exodus 23. We are winding down. "Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female servant and the stranger may be refreshed". Notice, your ox and donkey mentioned again, right? So, I believe that Exodus 23 is revealing to you again Luke 13 and 14 miracles, the miracles that involve the ox and donkey mentioned there and also involve the Sabbath day in both. Right? So here, you find it talks about a Sabbath day and ox and donkey may rest. I believe he's giving us the secret of why this ox and donkey fell into the pit.
Why people fall sick, why people become, you know, a prey to the enemy, not realizing there's a pit, he falls into it. You know why? Because they are not at rest. Amen. They are not at rest. You know, you don't fall into a pit if you are at rest. You are seated, right? It's only when you're moving, right. Now, figuratively, they're talking about people that are not at rest. The Sabbath today for you and I is a rest. It's not a day for us to observe the way the Pharisees meticulously, all right, observe it. All right, they watch it with such a compunction spirit, where they have a sin consciousness, and looking and projecting sin on everyone. Everything becomes like "Oh, you're not resting". Not that kind of rest. It's a rest that's inside.
Of all the things that our beautiful Lord can say to us, when he invite us to come to him, He says "Come unto me all you that labor and are heavy laden". "And I will give you rest". Of all the blessings that he has, he must have thought the greatest blessing is rest. And the best rest, and the first rest we must receive is rest for our conscience, knowing that all our sins are forgiven through Christ, amen, amen. That's the first rest, and that rest is going to affect your soulish, your mental rest, where the problem with depression, worries, and cares are at your soul area. So, your spirit rests when you know you have a good conscience. Your sins are forgiven.
Hebrews 10 talks about it, will give you mental rest. And this rest will then manifest in your body as health and wholeness, hallelujah, hallelujah, thank you, Jesus. Amen? In fact, I was studying this in the Hebrew, and I found something. Do you remember the word that we shared earlier in the year about Psalms 91, the very first verse that says, "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High"? That is crucial. It's when you sit down, and the word "dwell" there in the Hebrew is yashav, which means sit down, remember? Be at rest. And that's our Christian life. God doesn't want us walking, walking all the time, or fighting, fighting the powers of darkness. No, no, he wants us rested.
How well you walk is how well you sit. In the book of Ephesians, it begins with sitting down, and then the following chapters talks about walking worthy of the Lord. How well you walk is how well you sit. You cannot walk in order to sit. You have to sit well in order to walk well. Sit means what? That means you rest in all that Christ has done. You allow him to love you. You allow yourself to be in a position of a beneficiary, not a worker, not a doer, but a beneficiary. And even the things that you do now is because you first received. Such as I have, I give. Amen? That's your position. Rest. And in that position, we are blessed with all blessings in heavenly places, the Bible tells us. Then you can walk, and then you can stand against the powers of darkness. So, unless we sit, we're not able to walk, amen, and our life is a life of rest, amen.
In fact, in Hebrews 4, the land that flows with milk and honey for the believer today, God says, "I swore in my wrath, they will not enter my", instead of saying land, in Hebrews 4, it says, "They will not enter my rest". So, we see they cannot enter in because of unbelief. "Let us labor, therefore, to enter that rest". The only labor for you and I today, as believers... friend, there is a labor, but the only labor is to labor not to labor; it's to labor to rest.
When you think about it, the devil comes to you and says, "What are you gonna do about that situation? What are you going to do about your condition? What are you gonna do about your finances"? You're gonna say mentally, inwardly, "I let go". Amen? "I let go". If the Lord leads you to go see a doctor, follow the leading, amen? If the Lord leads you to talk to someone, then you do it. But it must all come out of rest, amen. When you are at rest, the Spirit's promptings becomes clearer. Amen? Praise the name of Jesus.
So, the word yashav, let me show you the word yashav, reading from right to left, yod, shin, bet, and this is the word in Psalms 91, the Psalm of protection. In order for you to be protected, learn to sit in the secret place of the Most High. Now, by the way, we are there. Believers in the new covenant is there, where the Psalm is, which he can be in the secret place of the Most High. Don't let anyone make you feel like it's a hard place to be at, only for the specially obedient, for the people who have specially fasted, and they have gone to a certain... no, no, no, no, friend.
As a believer, even the youngest believer who got saved one hour ago, they're all seated in Christ. That's our starting point, amen. We are seated with Christ. We need to take our place as being seated, yashav, and then all the protection promises that ends with, "With long life will I satisfy him," will be yours, amen? And he says, yashav...
I noticed something when I studied the Hebrew, and I go back to the Hebrew of the Exodus 23, this is how the Hebrew reads. I was meditating on this, and this is what the Lord showed me. Notice that we're talking about your donkey shall rest, you will rest, and your ox will rest. Looking at the second word, reading from right to left, "Six days," look at the word "days". The first yod that you see there, if you count ten: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, you count to the shin, the letter shin. Count further ten. This is called equal distance letter sequencing, what they use in the Bible code, okay? And the percentage of this happening, right, is very slim, okay?
Look at this, count further ten, and you could be, watch this, ten is gonna be ten. You start with five, it's gonna be five. If it's 18, it's gonna be 18. So, here, we started the first through ten. Now it must be another ten. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, bet. So, you have yod, shin, bet. What does that spell? Yashav, yashav, which is the word for sit. So, go back to the verse again, Exodus 23. It says, "On the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female servant and the stranger may be refreshed". Ah, I wish I could go on to talk about the son of your female servant, the son of the handmaid, like Ishmael. Even for them, they are affected by your rest, amen?
And the alien or stranger or those who are not saved, those outside the commonwealth of Israel, those outside the kingdom of God. They'll be refreshed when you, child of God, are refreshed. You know, in fact, all those around you, and the secret here of your rest, when you are at rest, your donkey and oxen that usually fall into the pit will also rest, amen. It's the secret of health, amen. And here it says rest, the word "rest" is used twice. The word "refresh" is used once.
I submit to you, my friend, the secret of rest for the believer today is sit, rest, sit in the finished work, amen, sit down. The devil says, "What are you gonna do about this"? Sit down. With every fresh challenge, sit down. Jesus got this, "I rest". Amen. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. And David said to Goliath, "The battle is the Lord's; it's not mine. The battle is the Lord's". Amen? Praise the Lord. The battle is the Lord's. The Lord will fight for you, hallelujah.
Let me just show you one more Hebrew word, and then we're gonna close. The word for heal, as you all know, is rapha. Resh, pey, alef, rapha. Okay? Do you know the root word, the etymology of this word "rapha," which is used frequently in the Old Testament, right, the Hebrew for "heal," is the etymology of the word "raphah" with a hey, and raphah means relax, relax. It means let go, let go. Literally, today, when they say, "Let go," weaken your hold, right, it's actually the word "rapha," it's to let go, amen, relax.
So, with every fresh relaxing, some people, when they lie down, they try to sleep, their mind is still very tight. They are obsessed with one thought, or they're worried about something. Learn to let go and see God take over. Always, when you let go, God takes it. When you take it, God lets go. Always have that mentality, amen? It's scriptural, amen. When you hold on, God says, "Okay, I'll let you hold on," 'cause both of you cannot hold on. God respects your free will. When you say, "I let go, Lord," God says, "I take over". So, health will spring forth speedily with every letting go, with every rest, amen?
My time is up, friend, and I just want to pray for you right now, in Jesus' name, and I believe with all my heart that faith has sprung in your heart. And friend, first of all, no condemnation if you're sick, amen? Don't start thinking, "It's my fault," you know. And people are always trying to find, even COVID-19, they are trying to find fault. They are trying to say, you know, "It's God that is bringing the judgment because of all the sin and all that". My friend, God is not counting their sins against them. That's how God is treating the world today, amen? The day of vengeance will come, but we are not there yet, amen. Until then, let's be scriptural. Let's be new covenant minded, amen, let's be grace minded. Let's look at people as people who are like sheep scattered, because they are without a shepherd who loves them. Let's introduce them to the Shepherd, amen? Praise the name of Jesus.
The Lord is showing me that there are quite a number of people here, this word is for a number of people that are watching, and one has been diagnosed with dementia; but a few of you, you are very concerned because you've been losing your memory. And another person has lost a lot of his memory. It seems like he's very concerned. He's not gone to the doctor, but one has been diagnosed. And there are a few of you, you're having lapses more often of your memory. I see the Lord dispensing, it's like the Lord is reaching out to you. And I see like a box, right, it's like a box, and it says, the Lord says you receive the mind of Christ, amen. Just right now, in Jesus' name, will you receive that in the name of Jesus? I speak restoration of your mind, in the name of the Lord Jesus.
You know, when God made Adam, Adam was able to name all the species of the animals without a notebook, without anything else, amen. He was able to, just with his memory, call back the very first one that he named maybe a few hours ago. All right? His memory was amazing. But then man fell, and that's why, but right now the Bible says one of the things that we receive also is the mind of Christ, and the mind of Christ is never forgetful. So, right now, in Jesus' name, I see the Lord extending like a box. Just receive that right now, in Jesus' name, amen. It's a box with the mind of Christ, amen, his brain for your brain. Of his fullness have all we received. We are members of his body, the Bible says, and of his bones, amen. We are members of his flesh and bones. So, in other words, his flesh includes his brain. His brain is yours, in Jesus' name, amen.
Right now, receive that healing, in the name of Jesus, for your memory, faculties, amen, even for all the areas where you feel like you're always in a mental fog, you're always in a mental fog, okay, like there's a fog on your mind. Just right now, in Jesus' name, receive that deliverance, in the name of Jesus, amen? Your memory is coming back, and you'll find yourself being able to recall things better and better, more and more. But one thing you need to do, all right, in the days to come, is to stop saying, "I'm getting old, I'm getting forgetful, you know, I'm old already. That's why I'm," you know, don't give yourself all these excuses, all right? Receive that, in Jesus' name, your healing, and the deliverance, and that gift that I see the Lord extending in a box. Praise the name of Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus, hallelujah.
There's someone with a child, and your child has always had eczema, but recently your child just started crying and just blood coming out even from the scratching of the eczema. And I see the Lord pouring oil into your child right now. If that is you, receive it right now, in Jesus' name, amen. You will see in the days to come, I don't see a complete instantaneous healing, but I see the eczema clearing up, dissipating, the redness going away. In the days to come, you will see that happen, amen. Once you verify that with your doctor and all that, please write to us and let us know, will you? In the name of Jesus, amen, amen, amen.
Again, someone with a right upper arm condition, I think it's your right or your left upper arm. If you move your arm right now, in Jesus' name... someone with a neck condition, and it seems like when you move your neck, if it's at an angle, it feels a bit stuck, like there's something holding it back. In Jesus' name, it is loosed right now, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, hallelujah, hallelujah. Joint conditions, rheumatoid arthritis being healed, in the name of Jesus, amen, amen, amen. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Ah, praise the Lord. Thank you, Lord. Diabetes being healed, in the name of Jesus, amen.
Now remember this, all right? If you have received that, it will manifest even in the test results, amen. Go to the doctor, go back to your doctor, amen, and right now receive it in Jesus' name, hallelujah. All kinds of diabetic conditions being healed. Someone right now, you feel such energy and strength flow to your body right now, in Jesus' name. But until then, do not stop your insulin shots and all that, because, you know, it's instantaneous for some of you, but for the rest of you, it will manifest in the days to come. But listen my friend, for whatever reason, it must be verified with the doctor, amen? Jesus can stand medical tests. Praise the name of Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus.
There's someone here, you've been having problems with, again, your migraine or the kind of headache that caused you, like, you feel nauseous at the same time. And this has happened for quite some time already, and you've gone to the doctor, and it seems like the doctor just gives you pain killers and all that, and you find that there's no real reason for it. You can't explain it, but God is saying that from this day forth, your deliverance has come, in Jesus' name, amen? You are loosed from this infirmity, my friend, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you, Lord Jesus, pain in the stomach, even right now, as you feel that pain, and you're feeling that pain right now, as you feel that pain right now, I speak that word, and you're feeling instantaneous healing, in Jesus' name. Be healed in the name of the Lord Jesus. His healing balm flows into your stomach right now, in the name of Jesus.
And I see intestines also being healed, being adjusted, being restored, in the name of Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus. There is someone with a kidney condition, and the Lord is touching your kidney and healing your kidney right now, in Jesus' name. And there is someone also with a condition that when you move your right leg up, like this, like this, you feel like there's a pain in your, yeah, your glutes. It's like there's a pain, okay, in your buttock area there and also your glutes. Someone there with that pain, right now, the Lord frees you from that condition, in Jesus' name. The Lord heals you, in the name of Jesus. Ought you not be loosed, being a son of Abraham, being a daughter of Abraham? Amen, amen, amen, thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus. All kinds of healings. Just receive it, in Jesus' name, amen.
Skin condition, eczema, this time it's an adult, and you have eczema, especially around your neck area, and it shows up in your face area here, all the way down to your neck area. Wherever you are, receive your healing from this day forth. You're fine. If you look in the mirror, it will dissipate. It'll just go away, in Jesus' name, and this affliction will not arise again, in Jesus' name, hallelujah. All kinds of healings right now. Just say, "Lord, I receive my healing". Thank you, Lord Jesus. He's dispensing freely, so freely receive, amen? Don't try to earn it. Just say, "Thank you, Lord, I receive my healing right now, in Jesus' name," amen, amen, amen.
Now say this after me, amen, "I am the righteousness of God in Christ. Christ has ransomed me. Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law; therefore, he has redeemed me from sickness. He has redeemed me from disease. He has redeemed me from poverty. He has redeemed me from every unclean habit. He has redeemed me from every addiction. He has redeemed me from sin. He has redeemed me from death. Amen, in Jesus' name, amen". Say that, and he has. He has redeemed you. Praise the Lord. Praise the name of Jesus.
Now just say this. "Father, I thank you, in the name of Jesus. I'm seated with Christ in heavenly places, far above every principality, far above all my problems, far above all my afflictions, far above all the attacks of the enemy. I'm far above the enemy because I'm seated with Christ, at rest, loved by him, embraced in his love. Thank you, Lord. Here I am. The Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me". Say that, in Jesus' name. "The Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me, and I'm seated in him. And in this place, no evil will befall me. No plague will come near my family, will come near my dwelling. Thank you, Lord, I'm seated with Christ, and with long life you satisfy me". Oh, all kinds of healings are happening right now, in Jesus' name. Be healed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Partial deafness is opening up right now. You're hearing more and more through that ear right now, in Jesus' name. Someone just received that breakthrough right now. You're hearing more from that ear. It's not a complete healing, but it will manifest in the days to come, but you're hearing more now than ever before. My friend, it's thirtyfold, it's going to be sixtyfold and a hundredfold, in Jesus' name, hallelujah. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Now move that part of your body that has pain. Move it right now in the presence of the Lord. The Lord loves you, my friend. He loves to heal. He loves to serve, the children's bread. He loves to touch you and love on you, and heal you. Amen? Thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Lord.
If you've never received Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, pray this prayer with me right now. Say:
Heavenly Father, heavenly Father, thank you for Jesus. Christ died for my sins on that cross. He had no sins of his own to die. It was my sins that he died. Thank you, Lord, that Christ was raised from the dead for my justification. I'm right now the righteousness of God in Christ. Jesus Christ is my Lord and my Savior forever. In Jesus' name, amen.
If you prayed that prayer, you are now a child of God. Old things are passed away. All things have become new. Welcome to the family of God, my friend. Amen, amen, amen. Will you stand to your feet right now? Thank you, Lord Jesus. I really long for the day, and I believe it's coming, my friend. I just, I just know it's going to come. This is not forever. This condition of not meeting corporately and all that will not be permanent. That I know, amen? But I so want that day to come sooner, amen? We can all meet again physically, amen? Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, amen. Lift your hands all over. Praise the Lord.
Thank you, Father, for loving on your people, Lord. Thank you, Father, that when you look at them, Lord, you see them blessed, because you will never impute sin to them. Thank you, Father God, that they are Jesus conscious and not sin conscious; therefore, they are being transformed from glory to glory. And throughout this week, thank you, Father, for preserving and protecting them and their families, their loved ones, from every danger, from every harm, from all the power of the evil one, and from the COVID-19 virus. Thank you, Father God. Thank you, Lord. Let your hand of blessing and favor and grace be mighty on them and on their loved ones throughout this coming week. Let them see, Lord, tokens, tokens, Lord, of the hands full of purpose dropped on purpose, like Ruth gathering it, Lord, for your people this week. In the name of Jesus, Lord, thank you, Father. And all the people said amen, amen, amen.