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Joseph Prince - Live Daily In Sakal Wisdom

#434 Joseph Prince - Live Daily In Sakal Wisdom
#434 Joseph Prince - Live Daily In Sakal Wisdom
TOPICS: Wisdom

One of the most frequently used word for wisdom, besides chokmah, is the word "sakal". Say "sakal". Say it again. Just the word "sakal," S-A-K-L, okay? Sakal. Just keep that word in mind. Now, that word "sakal" is the word used for David. When David behaved himself wisely is the word "sakal," amen. I'm gonna show you how believing grace, believing that your sins are forgiven, is the greatest wisdom this side of heaven you can have. And it will lead to other things as well, because in the Greek, Sakal is phronésis which is prudence. Putting two and two together, coming to a conclusion. Bosses are looking for guys not just with degrees to their names, not with this qualification, that qualification, or even talent, but they are looking for people who can put two and two together. That's called phronésis, putting two and two. Phronésis in the Septuagintic Greek version of the Old Testament; in the Hebrew, sakal.

How many know Joshua 1:8? "This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but thou shall meditate", all right, God says, "When you meditate on my word, you will make your way prosperous," tsalach, "and then you will have good success". You know what's that in Hebrew? Sakal, the prudence, the wisdom, that leads to success. Ask God for sakal. Are you listening, people? All right, another place where it's used is 1 Samuel 18: "David behaved himself wisely," I told you just now. "And the Lord was with him". The word "wisely" there is sakal. Another one in 2 Kings: "The Lord was with," this is Hezekiah, King Hezekiah, "and he prospered," sakal, "wherever he went". Do you see that?

So this king, he prospered. And though it prospered there is sakal. Hezekiah prospered. You find every time you have Sakal, the Lord is with you, like David, huh? One more example. David was preparing. He was sitting down one day and then, "'All this,' said David, 'the Lord made me understand,'" sakal, "'in writing, by his hand upon me, all the works of these plans.'" So David was sitting down when this was happening, sitting before the Lord, "And the Lord made me understand," sakal, "in writing".

Do you know that David actually wrote out and he's not even a draftsman or he's not even an architect but he drafted out by God's hand on him, God made him, sakal, understand, how to design the greatest and the most expensive building ever built. I see this all the time. I see this in the Star. I see Jack, for example, I don't know if he minds me saying this or not, but he never finish O-levels. And the wisdom by which God used him. That's sakal. Pastor Darren, who runs my international ministry, has no TV experience, has no TV experience at all, amen. He majors in English lit, amen. He's an Honors student, but no experience in television, no experience in negotiating about these kind of deals and all that. From day 1 he asked God for wisdom. Go ask him, he'll tell you. He desperately asked God for wisdom and what he didn't have, God filled him up with.

So you can ask God for wisdom. What you don't have, you can have. Joshua was full of the spirit of wisdom because Moses laid his hands on him. He didn't have something before Moses laid hands. Moses laid hands, he had it. You can be full of something that you never had before because God filled you up. But you're not hungry for it, if you think you are full, no one can fill you up. Even when actually you're empty. Sakal. I'm gonna close with this. There are different types of Psalms, all right?

If you open your Bible in the center, anywhere in the center, the heart of the Bible is Psalms. The heart of God. Psalms is not so theologically, you know, like, dry. It is a song, it is a flow. God says when you're filled with the Spirit, flow in the Psalms. "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want". There's a Psalm, amen. "He makes me lie down in green pastures". All of us can imagine ourselves as sheep, especially at night before you sleep. Loved, cared for. "He restores my soul". It's beautiful, it's poetic. Yes, but best of all, it's heavenly truths for our earthly cares, amen? But there are different types of Psalms. They are Songs of Degrees or your New King James, it's Song of Ascents.

Fifteen, by the way. Fifteen Psalms, which means songs that cause you to rise from one level to another level, and there are 15 Psalms called Songs of Degrees. And then there are 13 Psalms called, listen, maschilim. Say "maschilim," all right? Don't worry about spelling. In Hebrew it is pronounced as maschilim. Now, maschilim, "M," remember I taught you last time, "M" in front, the mem, the Hebrew letter, makes a verb the noun. You know what is it a noun of? Maschilim. What is schilim? "Im" is what? Plural, all right? Elohim, three in one, amen? So "im" is always what? Like, for example, death in Hebrew is singular, but life, they take a glass during their festive season or even every Shabbat, every Saturday, every Friday night actually, the Jewish father would lift up his glass and say, "L'chaim". Chaim is life. With an "M" it is Lifes.

I know it's bad English, but. Life is plural, death is singular. That's God's mentality. Life is abundant, amen. So "mas," "M," "im" is "s" so remove the "M" and... both "M". Both are mem actually. You have sakal. Thirteen Psalms, maschilim Psalms, they give you sakal. My time is up. Man, next time we cover it. Are you ready for it? We won't go through all 13, of course, amen, but we'll go to at least the first one. Guess which is the first maschilim? By the way, just to let you know, that in the end times the book of Daniel tells us that those with maschilim, those with sakal, all right, plural, the noun for sakal, is maschil. Plural, it's maschilim, okay? Watch this.

In Daniel 12: "Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever". "Those who are wise," maschilim, those who are sakal, they will turn many to righteousness. By the way, this is not human righteousness. This is the righteousness of the gospel, the righteousness of God. Can I have a good "Amen"? And God is telling us, this happening, there's a grace revolution. God is raising, all over the world, ministries, churches, men and women of God, that are preaching the grace revolution, amen? There's a whole generation, not just celebrities, people. But an army of ordinary people, amen, with a gift of righteousness, with enduement from on high, that's preaching the gospel of grace.

There was a time, grace was a soft voice and the opposers were loud. But one by one, it's like the house of David grew stronger and stronger and stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul got weaker and weaker and weaker and weaker. This is not my doing, people. This is what God is doing. This gospel did not originate from Joseph Prince. It originated with the Apostle Paul from the Lord Jesus, and all the people said... So those who are wise in the last days will shine. They'll be like the stars. They will turn many to righteousness and God says, "They'll be like stars forever and ever". You think that the celebrities today are the stars. God said, "You ain't seen nothing yet. I'll make you the stars not just for now, but forever and ever". "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase".

And who understand... drop down. Same chapter. It says: "Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed 'til the time of the end. Many shall be purified, made white, refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the," maschilim, people who are sakal, "will understand," amen. There are 13 maschils of David in the Psalms; 13 that's designed to give you wisdom, instruction, amen. The very first one is Psalms 32. Look at that. The title of "Psalm of David, Maschil". Maschil is from sakal. The plural, let's say all of you put together and all of you are sakal people, God will say, "maschilim. These are the maschilim". Sounds like masculine, right? He'll take both.

All right, a Psalm of David, maschil. "Blessed," blessed. It's exactly the quotation that Paul took from, in terms of teaching about righteousness, describing righteousness, he was saying, "David described". Where did David describe it? Here. This is the first of the 13 maschil. You haven't learned anything until you learn forgiveness of sins. You haven't learned anything until you have learned that you are the righteousness of God in Christ. That's what imparts sakal. That's what gives wisdom to understand. The Bible says in the end time, God says there's a army, that's why he used the word "maschilim," plural. An army of people who will understand the words that are sealed. Unless you understand forgiveness of sins, you cannot understand any of the blessing.

Psalms 103 says: "Bless the Lord and forget not all his benefits who forgives all your sins". What follows? "Who heals all your diseases". Unless you know you're forgiven of all your sins, you cannot receive healing for all your diseases. Are you with me so far? Amen, I'll close with this portion in Luke 5. Luke 5: "Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town".

Now this is amazing because in the context of this story, actually, what happened is that, now, some of your gospels are not chronological order, okay? But the chronology of it is that what happened was that Jesus healed a blind man and because Jesus healed a blind man. Blind mice! Blind man. "Three blind men, three". Oh, blind mice, okay. Anyway, Jesus healed this blind man and in Old Testament times no one has ever healed a blind man. I know you're thinking of Elisha but Elisha was momentary because Elisha struck them blind, the army of Syria. He struck them blind for a while, then later on, matter of few hours, he lifted it, all right? But no one ever cured blindness. And the sign of the Messiah coming is that he will heal blindness, okay? So what happened is Jesus healed the blind man. Another one is leprosy, okay? Leprosy.

Now, again, we have Elisha, all right, with Naaman, but God never allowed Elisha to touch Naaman. It was the Lord Jesus that touched Naaman. Naaman had to go to the river, away from Elisha so that it's clear that man cannot heal blindness and leprosy. Are you clear? So someone got healed. Leprosy and blindness. So all the doctors of the law, all the Pharisees, they were all gathered in Capernaum, all right? "As He was teaching there, there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem". Why? To check this rabbi out, our Lord Jesus, this Lord of loveliness, this prince of princeliness, they came to see him, amen. They didn't even know they're looking at God, Jehovah, in the flesh, amen.

Oh, by the way, "And the power of the Lord was present". What was he doing? He was teaching. As he was teaching, "the power of the Lord was present to heal them". Do you know that every time the gospel is being taught, the power of the Lord is present? But notice that no one got healed. It's like gunpowder is there, but it will not explode until there is a spark. Let's find that spark. So, "the power of the Lord was present to heal," how many? By the way, just to let you know, at the end of the story only one person got healed. But "the power of the Lord was present to heal," how many? All of them. Even the sick Pharisees. I tell you, many of them got, they got high blood pressure, for sure.

Self-righteousness doesn't mean that if you have high blood pressure, you are self-righteous, okay, all right? But I tell you, being high and mighty and being worried. People who are worried people are usually people who are self-occupied, all right? It can cause an effect on your whole blood pressure. "Present to heal them. Then behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Him. And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus".

Many of you have been there in Capernaum. Now it's a Catholic church right on top, but it's built over the ruins of where this happened, okay? So "when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the man who was sick, 'Man, your sins are forgiven you.'" In this case, the guy didn't even have a chance to confess yet. "Your sins are forgiven you". Saw their faith and pronounced it, amen? So in their presence, he says, "Man, your sins are forgiven you". They said, "Who can forgive except God alone"? They are right. Only God. It's God in the flesh, "But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, He answered and said to them, 'Why are you reasoning in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, "Your sins are forgiven you," or to say, "Rise up and walk"?'"

I used to have a problem with this because I look at all the commentaries and all that and no commentator commented on this verse. And I was thinking, "Why did Jesus say, 'Which is easier, to say, "Your sins are forgiven you," or to say, 'Rise up and walk?'" Which is easier? What do you think? Which is easier? To say, "Your sins are forgiven you," isn't it? Because when I say, "Your sins are forgiven you," even though it's forgiven, no one can see it's forgiven. It's unseen. But when you say to a man, a cripple in a wheelchair, "Rise up and walk," I think that's harder, isn't it? Because it's seen, right?

So what did Jesus mean when he say, "Which is easier"? he asked them. But he pronounced forgiveness of sins which is unseen, so that once the person receives forgiveness of sins, he will demonstrate what is unseen into the seen. And that's vital. It's so vital that we receive this message because it is crucial to our health. And the Bible says, next. "'But you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins,' He said to the man who was paralyzed, 'I say to you, Rise up, take up your bed, go to your house.' Immediately he rose up before them, took up what he'd been lying on, departed to his house, glorifying God. And the people were all amazed, and glorified God and said, 'We have seen strange things today!'"

And I'll close with this. A gentleman from US:

I suffered from folliculitis. It means an inflammation of the hair follicles. I suffered from folliculitis for over 38 years since I was 15 years old. I saw over 100 doctors and every single one told me that I could not be cured. I did everything. I bought every kind of cream and medicine available and most of them made it worse. There were thousands of red dots all over my back, chest, and arms. I could never take my shirt off in public and avoided going out because people would think that I had an infectious disease. They cringed when they saw my skin. The condition was itchy and it would worsen when I perspired. If it got cold and dry suddenly, the skin on my back would tear and bleed when I reached for something quickly. I lost track of the number of times someone told me that my back was bleeding through my shirt. It was horrible, but the real damage was emotional.

Throughout my school days I rejected pool or beach parties invites. When I did go to the beach, I would visit a remote one at an unpopular time to avoid people. I have also been a Christian since 1982 but I stopped attending church in the last five years because every sermon seemed to say that I had to try harder. After 30 years of trying to work my way to heaven, I was exhausted. Then two years ago I started listening to Pastor Prince's sermons on long morning walks. This went on for months and things began to change. I started to believe that God blesses those whom he loves. I started to believe God blesses those whom he loves and started to rest in what he has done for me and not what I was trying to do for him. Today, my skin is miraculously healed.

Since 15 years old. "It is perfectly clear," and, ladies, you'll like this, "and soft like a baby's bottom". Remember Job says that "the skin," when God restored him. "My skin has become fresher than a child's". "Smooth like a baby's bottom. Even my wife is completely amazed. For the first time in 38 years, I can take off my shirt with others around when I play tennis. Pastor Prince shared that 2015 is the year of his restoration and I've been restored. My new skin is the least of the blessings. I no longer worry but I just cast my cares on him and receive his favor. Fear and oppression are far from me. Thank you, Jesus, for going to the cross for me". Give him praise, c'mon, church, hallelujah.

Church, I pray that you receive in your hearts all your sins are forgiven. And you know something? You can forgive your husband's sins. You can forgive your wife's sins. Yes, you can forgive that guy's sins. You didn't have to hold a grudge because God forgave you of all your sins. You don't have to be their best friend, but you can forgive them and free yourself from that bondage of bitterness because at the end when you are bitter, you're the only person that suffers. Free yourself. Forgive others. Can we do that by receiving forgiveness yourself? And let's all say this:

In the Lord, I have righteousness and strength. I am the righteousness of God in Christ, amen, amen, amen. Lord, make us all, Lord, your instruments of praise and worship. Make us all Lord beautiful Psalms, a beautiful song, our life Lord testifying of your glory, another maschil, giving instruction to all those around, of the Lord our God.

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