Joseph Prince - He Confirms His Word With Miracles
Praise God for all the wonderful testimonies we've just heard and every week, literally every week, we are having so many testimonies come in that we are only able to choose a few to share from. And I want you to know that God loves you and that he has a special miracle in store for you. Yes, God is a God of miracles. Let's not apologize when we use the word "miracle" because God is in the realm of the miraculous, amen? And we are called not to live a natural life. We are called to live a supernatural life where we depend on him. We are called, like Jesus, looking at the five loaves and two fish, and then reckoning on the miraculous, looking up to heaven, because God is the source of the miraculous. Our provisions are supposed to be miraculous, amen? Our health and healing is supposed to be miraculous. The world can only understand do hard, watch your diet, and then exercise well, and then you will have health. But those two things, they don't naturally result or affect health, okay? They can make you fit, but health is from the Lord, amen, praise God.
We'll continue from where we left off last week. We are looking at Romans chapter 1, verse 16 and 17, talking about the gospel of Christ. Friend, the reason the Lord have me share on this is because we need to be reestablished in righteousness, amen. The Bible says in Isaiah 54: "In righteousness you shall be established". The purpose for this teaching, right, is to establish God's people in that righteousness. Not in their own righteousness but in that righteousness that comes from the Lord because that whole chapter in Isaiah 54 ends with: "'And their righteousness is from me,' says the Lord". So God wants his people established. Not just know about, amen? But to be established.
The Hebrew word "qum," establish in righteousness. The same word is used when the feet of the priests carrying the ark touch the River Jordan, the Bible says they were fixed in that spot in the middle of the river when God slapped back the river all the way to the city of Adam. It's like God rolled back judgment all the way to the first man, Adam, amen? When the ark is in the place of death, when Jesus died for us, amen, judgment is rolled back from our lives and the fact the Bible says the feet is fixed in the River Jordan, the word there is "qum," establish, amen. The same word used here, "in righteousness you shall be established". And that's when you "shall be far from oppression, for you will not fear; and from terror, for it will not come near you". It ends up by saying: "No weapon formed against you will prosper, and every tongue that rises against you in judgment you shall condemn".
Now listen, child of God, this is the heritage of the servants of God. That's you and I. This our inheritance. "'And their righteousness is from me,' says the Lord". So our righteousness is from him, and we are to be established, not just know about, not just study it, you know, and here and there give lip service to the fact that we are righteous in Christ, but to be established, to qum, in the Hebrew. Fix your feet is fix solidly on this truth, amen? Do not let the enemy veer you away from that truth, amen. So in this gospel of Christ that Paul says, "I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes," and we shared last week this word "salvation," is an all-inclusive word.
You know, we have this idea the gospel is only for sinners, okay? We preach to them and once they are saved, we don't preach to them the gospel anymore. They don't need the gospel anymore. Nothing could be further from the truth, my friend. We live by the gospel. We got to be gospel-based parenting, gospel-based relationships, everything is grace-based, amen. We live by the gospel, amen. The gospel is not a teaching. The gospel is not a doctrine. The gospel is not a facet of truth, amen? The gospel of grace is Jesus Christ himself, amen? Grace is the gospel, and the gospel is grace. It's not one of the truth. It is The Gospel. It is the good news, amen. Praise God. And when you believe in it, it results. Notice, is the power of God to your salvation. And the word there means wholeness, even for your body, amen. Health for your mind, amen. Peace of mind, and also in your relationships.
When you learned the word "soteria," salvation here in the Greek, is the all-encompassing word, amen. In Hebrew, soteria will be Yeshua, amen, the name of Jesus. His name means salvation, amen. Not just a salvation from hell, but salvation in the here and now, every day. That's why every single day we live by the gospel. But are you believing the gospel? Because the gospel that Paul preached, he says, in this gospel, "In it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, 'The just shall live by faith.'" Unfortunately, sometimes, we hear a gospel in which the sinfulness of man is elucidated, is emphasized on, all right? Instead of from faith to faith, it's from works to works, amen? From behavior to behavior. It's not that. This is not the gospel, my friend. It results in a heart transformation which affects our behavior, affects our conduct, affects our lifestyle, but those are the fruit. The root is the gospel. It must be believed upon.
"To everyone who believes, whether Jew or Gentile," all right? "To everyone who believes," it will result in salvation, amen? If it doesn't result in salvation, it is not the gospel that you're hearing. It is not the gospel that you're hearing, amen? I remember when I was a young believer in my teen years, I forgot, I was 16, probably 16, 15, around those times, and I got hold of a book which actually, sort of like, took away my assurance of salvation, and made me feel like every little thing, you know, if I don't confess, all right, I'm lost, amen, I'm not in right relationship with God.
Now, I was very scrupulous about this. I took it seriously and I practiced that. I nearly lost my mind. I tried my best to be right with God, not knowing that I'm already made righteous, declared righteous before God in Christ, amen, not knowing this truth or not being established in this truth. I'm sure I had a head knowledge of this truth, but not being established in this truth, I started confessing my sins all the time. If I find myself exaggerating in a conversation, I'll stop there and then and confess. If I'm playing football and I find that I'm yelling at the opponent and some words slip out, you know, I'll confess then and there, okay, and usually my team will be shouting at me, what am I doing, instead of playing. And I remember I nearly lost my mind. I went to one minister to ask for prayer because I felt like I was gonna lose my mind. I could not sleep at night and I got more and more depressed. The more self-conscious I am, all right, the more depressed I became.
Notice, in Romans 7 when Paul says he was law conscious of trying to obey the law, trying to keep the law, the numerous times the "I," the personal pronoun appears, I, I. I find that when I try to do the law, all right, I try to keep the commandment, sin rose up, sin revive, and I died. When the commandment came. And he says time and time again, "I, the things I want to do, I do not. The evil I don't wanna do, I end up doing". So the law makes you "I" conscious, makes you self-conscious. And it's very painful to be self-conscious, all right? Especially when you're thinking of yourself all the time, it's a painful life, you know? It's a depressive state to be in, amen? Because you're only conscious of yourself and you refer everything to yourself. That's not the way God wants us to be. And the secret of joy is to be delivered from self and to be Christ conscious, amen? It is when you behold his beauty that you are being transformed. Not beholding your gory in the mirror, but beholding his glory, that you are being transformed from glory to glory, amen?
It was when I discovered during that time the gospel of grace that my life turned around. I was delivered from self, I was a stammerer, a stutterer, and I end up even sharing the gospel in the streets here in Orchard Road in Singapore. I started sharing the gospel with the passersby. I was bold, I was courageous, because I was delivered from self. I was no more thinking of whether I'm measuring up, whether God is judging me based on... I just was so conscious of his love, of him and his beauty, that I had to tell the people around me how much Jesus loves them and how he has died for them and that they can receive the salvation that he died to give them. You know, I was so completely delivered from self that I can tell you right now, that's like heaven on earth. But later on, you know, different teachings that you believe on start creeping in and makes you self-conscious again, make you feel like, have I measure up in that? Have I done that?
Now, that you know more, you have a greater responsibility. You know, things like that, you know, teachings that seems innocent enough but actually makes you more self-conscious instead of Jesus-conscious. So the Holy Spirit has been given to us. Jesus says, "He shall glorify me". So if the Holy Spirit is the one leading you in any teaching that you are listening to, if it's from the Holy Spirit, it always glorifies Jesus. Doesn't point you to you. It points you to Jesus, amen? Amen, praise the Lord. Now, let's look at the gospel of Jesus Christ that Paul preached. He talks about it here. But notice the phrase Paul used. Many a times, he says, "My gospel. My gospel". Wow, Paul, you know, it sounds a little bit braggadocious to say "my gospel," but we need to understand one thing. When Paul has used the word "my gospel," you can see it here in Romans 2:16: "In the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel".
So in that final day when God judge the secrets of men, he'll be judging them, not based on their behavior, not based on all that, but whether they believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Because Christ took care of all our sin problem at the cross, amen. So whether they believe on Jesus or not, "he that believeth on the Son of God has everlasting life; he who does not believe in the Son of God shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides in him". The very last verse of John chapter 3 tells us that. So we know in that day, God will judge the world based on whether they believe on Jesus Christ or not. And then, when they don't accept Jesus Christ, God says, "Okay, now I'll measure you and I'll judge you based on your works". And then there's a book that'll be opened, and the book is all a documentation of all that they have done, all right?
Every action, every thought, every word, is in that book, and then God will read to them and give them a chance, whether by their own works they can make it for heaven, make it to heaven. No way. We all know that, you know, the Bible says they'll be cast into the lake of fire. Sad to say, but that's how the judgment will be in the final day. It will not be based on our works because our works cannot save us, amen? Are you listening, people, amen? It's the gospel of Jesus Christ. "God will judge men according to my gospel," Paul says. So what's your gospel, Paul? Romans 16. Again he says, "my gospel" here: "Now to Him who is able to establish you," we all wanna be established, amen? "According to my gospel". How will God be able to establish us? "According to," Paul says, "my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ".
We need to remember that we have one person, one lovely person, to preach to the world about, and that person is not you and I. It's not about them also. It's not about their behavior and all that. It's about Jesus Christ. And we preach Jesus Christ, amen, and the finished work, everything will fall into place, amen? So he says, "God will establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began". So from aons of time, long before man fell, God knew man would fall, amen, but God had the answer, and the answer is the gospel of Jesus Christ, that was kept secret, amen, until Jesus came, died on the cross, was raised from the dead on the third day and then this gospel came. The full op revelation of the gospel came through the apostle Paul, amen. And that's why he can say, "my gospel".
Now, the rest of the disciples, they saw Jesus. You know, Paul, based on all that we know, Paul wasn't there at the Crucifixion. Paul never saw Jesus on the cross. But Jesus revealed himself to Paul later on as "one born out of due time," the Bible says, and it was a personal revelation of the Ascended Lord, the glorified Christ, that he receive this revelation of the gospel. You all remember how Paul was actually, you know, a religious terrorist. I mean, he would hunt people down, even travel all the way out of Jerusalem, out of Israel, to Syria, to Damascus, to drag believers in Christ, all right, into the place of judgment, into the place of, you know, that he was there. And the Bible says he was collecting the jackets, the clothings of people who were stoning the very first martyr of the church, Stephen, and the Bible says Paul was there. Back then, he was Saul. He was collecting their garments.
Now, someone who studied the Talmud says that those who collect the garments is the one with the authority. He is like the attorney that give the final say, "You can stone this man," all right? That was Paul's position. He was a religious terrorist. And he hunted down believers on his way to Damascus. Another time, he was on his way there and how does God deal with terrorists? How does God deal with people who are out to destroy his people? How does God deal with them? Well, in Paul's case, you know what God did? God did not send a thunderbolt. God did not send a lightning. God actually shone his light on Paul. What warfare, amen. And Paul fell from his high horse, literally, and then he became blind under that light. It was so bright, it was the light of grace, amen. And Paul knew that something has happened. And he said, "Who are you? Who are you, Lord"? He called him Lord. He knew he was the Lord. And he says, "I am Jesus, whom you persecute. Do you know it's hard for you to kick against the sharp goads," amen?
In other words, the Lord is saying, "Paul, I could have just killed you like that. Even right now, amen, I could send my thunderbolt and my lightning and my judgment and you'd be dead. But that's not the way I deal with sinners, amen. I come in grace and I'm shining my light on you, amen. Paul, I love you". It's like Paul began to see, the light of grace was so bright, literally, this legalist, this law-keeping, law-conscious man became blinded and the Bible says he was blinded for a few days and then God sent a man called Hanania, Ananias, Hanania in Hebrew, and Hanania means the grace of Yahweh. Grace of Yah. It was the grace of God that opened his eyes. The very first person that Paul saw was the grace of God. And that became his message, hallelujah, amen, amen, amen, amen. Praise God.
So here Paul is saying that this gospel, you know, Peter had a glimpse of it. Peter saw Jesus die on the cross but did not know the full reason. And even Peter, after he met Jesus after his Resurrection and even saw his Ascension and all that, he still thought that the gospel is only confined for Israel, for the Jewish people, and God had to teach him. So Paul was different. Paul was given the full op revelation of the gospel that the rest actually learned from, amen. The rest saw glimpses here and there, okay, but didn't have the full op revelation, amen. Even Peter on the Day of Pentecost, he preached to the Jews to turn around, to turn back. It was a message for the Jews, all right, and there was a mention there for the Gentiles also, but predominantly his message was for the Jews. And he was telling them to repent, okay, and repent of what you have done in the rejection of Jesus Christ, and God will send his Holy Spirit. He was telling them that by the full op revelation of Paul's gospel wasn't there, notice that he didn't talk about how through Jesus we are all declared righteous or justification by faith. That came through the ministry of Paul, amen, whom the glorified Christ gave him the fullness of the gospel.
That's why he called it "my gospel". Just like the law, sometimes we call the law, "the law of Moses," because the Ten Commandments and all the laws was given on Mount Sinai to Moses, okay, that's why it's called the law of Moses. We know that Moses didn't come up with the law, all right? God wrote the law, amen? But God gave it through Moses. So it's known as the law of Moses. The same way, it's known as my gospel, Paul says, because Paul didn't write the gospel. None of us are that spiritually intelligent to write the gospel, amen. Probably we'll write things like, "Do good, get good; do bad, get bad". We understand that. But you can receive good you don't deserve. You don't have to receive the bad that you do deserve. We don't understand that. That takes grace.
So grace came from the Lord, but through Paul and that's why Paul can say, "my gospel". Do you see that, my friend, amen? We are rediscovering the gospel that brings salvation, that brings healing, that brings wholeness, in every part of your life, amen? Starting from the inside out, salvation for your spirit, amen, where eternal death is no more your portion, your future, but eternal life, amen? And then translate to your soul, wholeness, and then to your bodily health as well. And that's when the gospel is preached in the early church, it's always accompanied with signs and wonders, and especially healings, amen, hallelujah, hallelujah. Even Jesus, when he preached the gospel, amen, the Bible says he always healed the sick, cast out demons, amen? Amen, amen, amen. We need to find the gospel, people. We need to understand the gospel. We need to rediscover the gospel and live by the gospel every day.
There's a lost world out there, waiting for us to preach to them the true gospel, amen. So again, what is the true gospel? Because we don't wanna miss the true gospel, amen? Because it's only the true gospel believed upon, that will bring fullness of soteria, salvation, into our lives, amen. Wellbeing in every area of our lives, amen. Only the true gospel can result in that, amen. If you look at Acts 13, there is an account here in Acts 13 where Paul was invited. He actually came to a place called Antioch in Pisidia, "and he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and sat down".
A number of years ago, Pastor Mark and his family and my family, we actually went for a trip to Turkey and we came to this particular place, Antioch in Pisidia, and you can find the ruins of this synagogue where Paul preached at, okay? It's still there. "And after the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, 'Men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.'" Oh, it's a mistake to say that to Paul. "Then Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said, 'Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen.'" So Paul began his preaching.
Now, we have a full documentation of Paul preaching the gospel in this particular chapter in Acts. If you look at Paul preaching the gospel, you can't find many where Paul preached the gospel. I'm not talking about his teachings in the book of Romans and all the episodes. I'm talking about his preaching, amen. If today I tell you, you know, we have a recording, an ancient recording, if that's possible, of Paul preaching the gospel, would you wanna hear it, amen? But here we have a documentation. The Holy Spirit saw fit to document the preaching, word for word, from the beginning to the end, amen? There was another time where Paul preached a sermon but it was not a complete sermon because he was stopped short by the people. It was in Athens and he passed by the city and he saw the entire city given to idolatry, and the Bible says he found one altar that said, "To the unknown God," and Paul went to Mars Hill in Athens and he started preaching, "Hey, guys, I wanna tell you all. You all very religious, all right? And I wanna tell you this. I notice that there is a"...
So Paul found a common place, amen, where they can agree on. And he didn't condemn them for, you know, worshiping other things like idols and all that. He didn't condemn them for that. He says, "Guys, I saw there's an altar called, 'The unknown God,' and I wanna tell you about this God". And he started preaching about how this God, in him we live and move, you know? He's this God that takes care of people and he made us all out of one common blood, and he came and he's talking about Jesus Christ. When he came to Jesus Christ, before he can preach the gospel, he says, "By this man, God will judge the world," and the Bible says that the people mocked him. Some believed but a lot of them mocked, okay? He was stopped short, but here in Acts 13, in Antioch Pisidia, present-day Turkey, he actually preached in this gospel and, word for word, it's recorded all the way to the end, to the final part of the message.
So Paul began by talking about how Israel, talking about their history, he was in the synagogue, talking about the Jewish history, how Israel was in captivity, all right, in slavery in Egypt, how God brought them out. Then he talk about Joshua and the allotment of the land. Then Paul went on, again preaching about their history, the time of the judges, and then the first king, which is Saul, King Saul. And he came to David, the one appointed by God. And from this man David, from his lineage, will come the Messiah, the Savior of the world. When he came to that, people, and he preached on the Resurrection, watch this, this is the ending part of Paul's sermon. And Paul says this, "Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses".
We have discovered what Paul preached. It's as good as finding a CD of his sermon or a MP3, a recording of his sermon. You know, we are hearing Paul preach the gospel to an audience who are not familiar with the gospel, and we see what he deems important for them to hear, amen? Number one, he says, "Through this man, Jesus Christ, is preached to you, the forgiveness of sins". It's unqualified, unconditional. It's the proclamation of the offer of God, forgiveness of sins, and it's not a matter of, like, whether it's contingent on their repentance, whether it's contingent on their behavior modification, whether it's condition on how sorrowful they are, how bad they feel. Nothing to do with them. Notice what it says, "Through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins".
Now, some of us today will go to Paul back then and say, "Hey, Paul. You cannot just say this. You gotta tell them they gotta repent. They gotta, you know, be really sorrowful in their heart, and they really must turn around their ways. They must turn a new leaf. They must turn around to God, and you cannot just tell them, 'To you is preached the forgiveness of sins.' How can you just offer them the forgiveness of sins"? But Paul knew something we don't. Paul knew God is not looking at man anymore. He's looking at his son. It's not about the leper with all his sores. It is about the wonderful healer in all his glory. The focus is no more on the sinner. The focus is on Jesus, amen, and what he went through for us, right, at the cross in his death, burial, and resurrection. And now God offers, because of what he has done, God offers a free gift of the forgiveness of sins to you. Through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins. It's only to be received.
Now, when you receive that God calls that repentance, because you're saying, "I cannot save myself," amen? "I cannot save myself from my sins. I cannot save myself from my judgment. I've no other way but to believe he is the one," amen? "This is the way," amen? And you believe on the gospel of Jesus Christ. You believe and receive the forgiveness of sins. What does that mean? You believe that you are forgiven of all your sins through Jesus Christ. That's the gospel Paul preached, amen? And notice there's no until your next sin. He didn't say, right, "Through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins until the next time you fail". No, it's unqualified, amen? It is unqualified. It's unconditional. And not only that, he talks about justification, which is the essence of the gospel.
Today, we hear a gospel without the proclamation of in this gospel is the righteousness of God revealed. The gospel is all about justification by faith, people. At one time in the 1800s, in the 1700s, it came back strong. God restored this truth, and people were liberated. The Holy Spirit was able to have free reign in believers' lives, and believers were transformed. The church became a place of power, amen, where darkness stepping into the church comes out light, where sickness steps into a church and comes out healed. Miracles were happening, amen? Friend, we have lost the gospel. We need to rediscover the gospel of Jesus Christ. It's about justification by faith. Here, after the forgiveness of sins, he says, "By him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you cannot be justified by the Law of Moses". Do you see that? And the word "justified" here is "dikaioó," which is the word for "declared righteous".
In fact, Young's brings it out. Young says here, "And from all things from which you were not able in the Law of Moses to be declared righteous, in this one," in Christ, "every one who is believing is declared righteous". Oh-oh, it's so good. Lemme read that again. "And from all things from which you were not able in the Law of Moses to be declared righteous, in this one every one who is believing is declared righteous". Friend, when Paul preach the gospel to sinners, amen, he just preached the unqualified gospel, amen? Unconditional gospel, amen? He didn't look at them that they must respond in appropriate way, then they can receive the gospel. He proclaim for people to believe. Now, not everyone believe. We'll see in a while's time not everyone believe, but many believe. This is the gospel that we have lost, a gospel that talks about you have been declared righteous, amen? And it's for you to believe that, amen? And then, when you believe right you will live right.
Don't worry about that. That will be the fruit of the Spirit in your life, amen? But you cannot tell sinners to clean themself before they come to Jesus, amen? You gotta preach. Through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins, and by him all who believe are declared righteous, from which you cannot be justified, or declared righteous, by the Law of Moses, amen, people? Praise the Lord. We're rediscovering the gospel of grace that Paul preached. Now let's look at the reaction. Paul knew that among the people in the synagogue there were many of them who were more law conscious, "No, you gotta change. You gotta do this," and they will reject the gospel. Paul knew that, amen? Paul knew that. In fact, some of them will go to Paul and say, "Hey, Paul. You cannot just say, 'And through this man, right, every one who believes', just believes. This is easy believism. This is cheap grace". They'll probably say that if they're law-conscious.
Would you correct Paul? Would you tell Paul, "Paul, it'd be good for you to qualify your statements a little bit. Paul, I think you are making it too unqualified, too unconditional, amen? Free offer to all. Just to believe on, and that's all they need to do. I think it's this easy believism, Paul. I think this is cheap grace. This is not grace. This is hyper-grace"? Would you say that to Paul? Look at what Paul preach, amen? And Paul knew. Paul knew there'll be opposers, and this what Paul said, "Beware therefore," he said, "lest what has been spoken in the prophets come upon you: 'Behold, you despisers, marvel and perish!'" He's quoting from Habakkuk. "For I work a work in your days, a work which you'll by no means believe, though one were to declare it to you". So, God is saying, "In the last days I'll do a work, a work that when you hear it you will not believe. It's too marvelous". Like, grace is too good, you know?
"God cannot be that good, you know? It cannot be that free," amen? "It cannot be that unqualified". And Paul was saying, "You people, you know, I can see fulfilled in you what Habakkuk prophesied. 'When God will release the gospel of grace, this will be your reaction,'" amen? He calls them "you despisers". "Marvel and perish," he said. "So when the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath". Who were the ones that responded? Those who did not know about the law? The Gentiles. The Gentiles were there, amen? They were there at the synagogue. Usually, they were sitting at the side, not participating at all. They're always look upon as people who have no knowledge about the law, okay? But they were the ones who were the first to respond. They had no consciousness of the law.
Many years ago, I remember when I was studying in my study. I was seated down on the floor in my study, and I was having all my books and my Bible with me and all that. And I remember I was reading this portion about the centurion and his great faith. Jesus said, "Truly, I've not found so great faith". And the Lord said to me, "What is the secret of his great faith"? And I said, "I'd like to know, Lord. Will you please tell me"? And then, I remember that also, then he brought to my mind the lady that Jesus also says, "O woman", the Syrophoenician woman, the Canaanite woman. Jesus says, "O woman, great is your faith". She had a daughter who was demon possessed, and Jesus cast the demon out, because Jesus says, "O woman, great is your faith".
Now, the Lord said to me, "If you wanna find the secret of great faith study these two examples and find a common ground. Find what both of them had in common," so I studied and I look. One is a male, one is a female, amen? One is a Roman, one is a Canaanite, amen? One is a housewife, one is a soldier, a centurion in the Roman army, so there are so many differences. And I, after a while, I gave up and said, "Lord, I don't see the common ground". And the Lord said to me, "Both of them were Gentiles". Now, today that has been shared all over the world by others and all that, but it first came to me as a revelation.
I remember many years ago, probably in the '90s, when this came to me, and the Lord said to me they were both Gentiles. They were not law conscious. They were just Jesus conscious, and I'm telling you the law is not of faith. The law does not help faith. The law does not evoke faith. The law does not promote faith. The law does not build faith. The Bible says those who perform the law shall live by the law. The righteous shall live by faith. And the verse said, "And the law is not of faith, for the righteous shall live by faith". So, friend, if you want great faith, amen, don't be law-conscious, because the law makes you self-conscious. And when you're self-conscious your faith is made void.
And there's another verse also that Paul talk about in Romans 4, where it says, "If those who are of the law be heirs, faith is made void". Notice that? "If those who are of the law be heirs," if you think you have kept the law and you feel like, "Okay, I qualify," then no need for faith. Your faith is voided. So, what voids faith based on that verse? The law. The law voids faith. Even sinners can still have faith, amen, to put their trust in Jesus, to touch even the hem of his garment, amen? But it is the law that voids faith. So, here we have some Gentiles. Back to the synagogue that Paul was preaching at, and the Jews, "When the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.
Now when the congregation had broken up, many of the Jews and devout proselytes", these are Gentiles who believed, all right? "And they followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in," what? "In the grace of God". Continue in the grace of God. Don't start from faith, and then go to works. No, this gospel, the righteousness of God, is revealed from faith to faith, amen? Not from faith to works. If you maintain that faith that you are declared righteous, amen, before God through Christ, amen, you will always produce not dead works, but good works in your life. Amen, amen, amen. Praise the name of Jesus. Now watch this, folks. I wanna say something to all the pastors who are watching now and ministers that are watching. Listen, it tells you very clearly, "On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the Word of God".
You know, we have this idea that there are people who will not respond to the gospel when it's preached, the true gospel is preached. Nothing could be further from the truth, my friend. According to this verse notice that "almost the whole city came together to hear the Word of God". How do you reckon that happen? Well, obviously, those in the synagogue, those who heard the good news, they were so excited. They told their families, they told their friends, they told their colleagues, and the next week they all brought their friends in to hear what? To hear the gospel. And here we are. We're thinking that those who preach the gospel of grace, you know, they're giving people easy believism, and we're losing the souls, souls that would otherwise be saved, amen?
Friend, we're called to preach the gospel of grace and here almost the whole city came together. Talk about church growth, amen? Almost the whole city, and that's Antioch Pisidia in Turkey, which is quite a large city. Almost the whole city came together to hear the Word of God. Don't you want that, friend? It comes through the preaching of the true gospel of Jesus Christ, amen? We gotta have this belief that people, when they know the truth, they will respond to it. Yeah, there'll be those who will not respond to it. Yes, but why focus on them? Amen. Let's focus on people that will respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Friends, listen. God wants us to be preachers of the gospel of Jesus Christ. And even during this time in the predicament, you know, that we're in, in this COVID-19 world, you know, the reason why God is doing things the way he's doing things right now all over the world... if you wanna know what God is doing just study these three areas of life, okay?
And you will know what God is doing. Even this pandemic right now in the world, it's always based on either Israel, he's doing something for Israel or positioning Israel, or he's doing something in the lives of the church of Jesus Christ. I'm talking about the true church of Jesus Christ, made of people who are truly born again, okay? And number three, for the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. World War I, especially things that affect globally, like this pandemic is global, you'll know that it's based on these three, amen? Either Israel, or God is doing something in the church, or God is doing something for the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ, amen? Like, World War I. Why did World War I happen? Well, it lasted for five years. It ended 1918.
Okay, if you think about it, in 1917 General Allenby walked into Jerusalem and actually gave the Jews a chance to return from Europe to Israel, Eretz Israel, the land of Israel, amen? And God position the land. World War I was a positioning of the land and there were forces trying to stop that from happening. And it was liberated, amen, for the Jews to return back, but many of them were comfortable in their life and all that in Europe, and they didn't wanna go back. If they had gone back, that was in 1917. If you think about it, 1917. Even the Holocaust, for many of them, they will not go through the Holocaust. They'll be back in the land, amen? But you number, 1917, God is not finished. The year of jubilee will be the 50th year, right?
So, 50 years from 1917 you have 1967. What happen, amen? There was a Six-Day War, and Jerusalem fell back into the hands of the Jews, amen? Unprecedented in military history, except for Joshua and the walls of Jericho. Six days they surrounded the walls. On the seventh day it was theirs, so, likewise, right, World War I was a positioning for the land, for Israel. World War II was preparing the people to return to the land, amen? Notice that Hitler especially was so anti-Semitic. That he hated the Jews and wanted them destroyed. He was preparing. God is not for those things, I'm telling you. Friend, God's heart is out to redeem Israel. He has a covenant with Israel, so either something is happening, this pandemic, does it involve Israel? Yes and no. God is always working behind the scene for Israel, but I believe he's doing something for the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ, amen?
Now, remember what I said. When God does something for either the church or Israel, for the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ, it is always something global. And we know this pandemic is global, so what can we see? The preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ is going forth, amen, like never before. Hallelujah. Amen. Amen. Amen. You know, I preach early in the year about the advancement of social media and how the technology needed for social media had to be in place, and I talk about all the different companies that came about. And they all came out, actually, from the last decade, in the last two decades. Even our iPhone and all that, you know, our smartphones, all came out from that decade. You know, it's like it's very new, but God is positioning. God knew that the world will be so wired that the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ will go forth faster than if we had traveled from city to city, from place to place, amen?
So, I know, people, if we're flowing with God, provision will be there. If we're flowing with God, God will supply. Amen, amen, amen. Praise the name of Jesus. Hallelujah. "But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul". So, the same today. Don't expect the gospel of grace always to be welcome. Sinners, I mean, almost the whole city there are sinners that came to hear the gospel, but usually it's the law-keeping people, amen? You see, again, if you didn't listen to my sermons in the past few weeks, you won't understand what I'm trying to say when I say "aw-keeping people". I don't mean people who have a heart for the holiness of the law, amen? But they don't realize that the very attempt to try to keep the law is saying that God doesn't know what he's saying when God says in my flesh dwells no good thing. The flesh profits nothing. God doesn't know what he's saying. I can, by keeping the law, okay, become holy, become righteous, amen? It's a negation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Amen, amen.
And that's why Paul said this in Galatians chapter 1, "I marvel", Paul is writing, "I marvel that you are turning away so soon from him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel". Notice that Paul is saying to the Galatian believers, right, "I marvel," I'm shocked, "that you are turning away so soon from him," who called you what? In the grace of Christ, to a different gospel. So, what is a different gospel? Anything that's not the grace of Christ that's being preached. In other words, the true gospel is the gospel of grace. And he says this different gospel is not another. "But there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ". Today, it's the other way around. People will say those who preach grace are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.
Back in Paul's time, Paul is saying anything that perverts the gospel of grace, amen, anything that is a perversion from the gospel of grace is a different gospel, amen? "But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed". Wow. Notice he says, "Even we, or an angel from heaven," not an angel from hell, my friend, "preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you", and what did Paul preach to them already? The gospel of the grace of Christ. And he says if anyone preach any other gospel, let him be anathema, accursed. "As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed". It's a double curse. If you didn't hear him the first time, he repeated twice. It's a double curse.
You know, I ask the Lord one time, "Lord, that's heavy. Whoa, that's really heavy, Lord. Why would you place a curse on any minister that perverts the gospel of Christ? Oh, you know, I mean, okay, you know, they're preaching a different gospel, but why would you place a double curse"? You know what God said to me? "Because I love people, and I don't want the people to hear a perverted gospel". And because of that God places an anathema, a curse, upon anyone who doesn't preach the true gospel, the gospel of the grace of God, because they're hindering. They're hindering the true gospel from being preached. And you know when someone is under the curse that means they're not being resourced by God. That means supply is not coming their way. That means they are drying up. That means their influence falls to the ground. Their words fall to the ground. They can say a lot of things, but ultimately all falls to the ground. And that is like someone who is, no matter what they do, it's like they're in a place where there's no result.
If you look at Deuteronomy 28 for a list of the curses that God himself calls curses, you'll be appalled at the list down there in Deuteronomy 28. I don't wanna be there, but it's because God loves the people. God wants people to hear the true gospel. That God will stop people that oppose the true gospel of grace. And I don't want that to happen to them, but I gotta preach the truth. You know, talk about judgment, my friend, this is heavy judgment. This is New Testament judgment. You know, overall, God's position and God's posture towards the world is God is not counting their sins against them, and God wants them to be reconciled to him through the gospel of grace, amen? But if anyone opposes that, there will be judgment, and God is saying that the person will come under a curse.
"But Pastor Prince, I thought we're no more under judgment". No, no, we're in the acceptable year of the Lord. We're in the dispensation of grace and only when Jesus returns again, then we'll be ushered into the day of vengeance of our God. He didn't preach in the synagogue in Nazareth. Remember he stopped short of that? But we're not there. We're in the age of grace, yes, but you can see in the New Testament even... this is New Testament verse, by the way. You know, today it's, you know, it is amazing how people are saying teaching on all kinds of curses from the Old Testament except for this curse. This is a New Testament curse, amen? So, I figure long time ago, "If I preach the true gospel of grace, I'll be doubly blessed," amen? If you pervert the gospel of grace, right, you'll be doubly cursed. Then if I preach the true gospel of grace, I'll be doubly blessed. And I believe I'm doubly blessed. Amen, amen, amen. Praise the Lord, amen?
God loves people, and God wants the world to hear the gospel of his Son, the gospel of the grace of God, amen? Let me close by sharing with you, and there is a judgment when, you know, you see, but God doesn't judge because of the people sinning and all that. God can handle that because his Son has died for their sins, amen? But God is judging when someone tries to oppose the gospel, when someone tries to hinder the gospel. You don't wanna be in that position. One time a guy was trying to stop Paul from preaching to a proconsul, a man of importance in that city, in a certain town. His name was Elymas. He was a sorcerer who deceived the proconsul before Paul came and was trying to stop the proconsul from hearing Paul, the preaching the gospel. Paul turn to him and says, all right, "The hand of the Lord be upon you. You shall be blind for a season".
There was judgment even through the apostle of grace. He pronounce a judgment for anyone who tries to hinder the preaching of the gospel of grace. And there's still mercy in the judgment, because he says, "You'll be blind for a season". And the Bible says the moment the proconsul of that city saw what happened to Elymas the sorcerer, he believe. He believe, amen? Now, it is rare and we don't see it often, because again, God's heart is not into judgment. God's heart is not, but even for the guy, the blind man, he was only blind for a season. There was mercy there, but what we see is that God will oppose those who oppose the gospel of Jesus Christ. Amen, amen, amen. You know, one time I was in Bethsaida in Israel, and I was doing a recording. And I sat down among the ruins of Bethsaida, and I was teaching from Matthew 11 about Jesus pronouncing the woes upon all the cities where he had preached in. He says, "Woe to you, Chorazin".
Let's look at those woes here. "Now he began to rebuke the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent: 'Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.'" And I was there when the Lord gave me this in Bethsaida. I was in Bethsaida, sitting down there, and I was teaching on this for the recording. And I began to realize he's saying these two cities, right? It's a port city and an island city, and he says they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. In other words, he's saying they never heard the teaching of grace, they never heard the preaching of grace, and the result is what? The mighty works being perform. The miracles of grace. He says that "if that had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would've repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes". "Chorazin and Bethsaida, you had me preach in your cities, in your synagogues, in your streetways. I healed your sick, I cast out your demons, I set you free, and I preach grace to you, and yet you rejected me".
What the Lord is saying is this: the rejection of grace is far worse. The judgment is far worse than just sinning. This what Jesus is saying, and when I read that, you know, the Holy Spirit was teaching me that. I was actually referring to something else, and I stopped short for a while, and I had to stop the recording because I just had to listen to what the Spirit of God was saying to me. And I keep on reading, and it says this, "But I say to you, it'll be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum", Capernaum. Jairus's daughter was healed, or rather, raised from the dead in Capernaum. The centurion that I talk about just now, his servant was healed in Capernaum. Matthew the tax collector, amen, was invited by Jesus, called into the ministry, at Capernaum, amen? The woman, the issue of blood, touch Jesus, hem of his garment, and was healed in Capernaum. Capernaum saw the miracles of grace, saw the love of God demonstrated, heard the preaching of the gospel of grace, and yet rejected it. And Jesus is saying, "And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven", why? Because I was there. "You'll be brought down to hell," to Hades, "for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom".
Let's pause here for a while. Do you realize what he's saying? If you think about the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah and you compare that with what Capernaum did, Capernaum just rejected grace, but Jesus is saying that's a worse sin than the sin of Sodom. "If the mighty works which were done in you, Capernaum, had been done in Sodom, Sodom would have remained until this day". It would not have been destroyed. Wow. And not only that. Right then and there, the Lord place in my hand the key, the key to reach out to people who fit the bill today in Sodom, people who are in Sodom. What's the key? Or people in Tyre and Sidon. The same thing. The key is the mighty works. The mighty works. We preach grace, and we pray for mighty works, for miracles, for signs and wonders, for healings, deliverances, amen? Breakthroughs, restoration, amen? And when they receive it, the goodness of God will lead them to repentance. God is giving us the key to reach out to these people, but instead we judge sinners. We judge them. We complain. We write about it, instead of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ and asking them whether I can pray for you.
I know you're going through a patch of depression, amen? Sometimes you despair of life in the quiet moments, you know, in the night when no one sees your tears, but the Lord says, "Can I pray for you to be delivered from your depression? Can I pray for you to be healed of this disease"? amen? We're to come in grace. And then if the mighty works that was done in Capernaum was done in them, and we know what mighty works were done in Capernaum, they would have remained. That means there'll be repentance. Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah. Let me finish with a discourse from Paul to one of the most spiritual churches in the New Testament, the church of Ephesus. And we have a letter there from Paul to the church of Ephesians, which many scholars deem as a very spiritual church, amen? And here we have Paul gathering the elders of the church of Ephesus, and he told them, "This is the last time you'll see my face, all right? I'm gonna tell you this," and it's a pastors conference. Let's end with that, shall we?
Okay, he starts off by saying, "How I kept back", He told them, "How I kept back nothing that was helpful, but I proclaim it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house". What do you teach, Paul, publicly and from house to house? "Testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance towards God and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ". Repentance towards God is eis. Towards is eis. Eis means the way you think about God, amen? I had to change my mind towards God, amen? I used to think that God was out to get me, "God is out to judge me," but now my mind I had to change. God is for me. God love me. While I was still a sinner Christ died for my sins, amen? I have to change my mind, amen? That's what repentance is, repentance towards God. That's what Paul preach. And faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ. You cannot just say, you know, you change your mind about God, but you gotta have faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.
"And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing what's gonna happen, except the Holy Spirit testifies in every place. Chains and tribulations await me. But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I receive from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God". Here we find the gospel is called the gospel of the grace of God, and Paul is sharing with the elders of the church of Ephesus at a seaside just before he takes off, and he's telling them, "Guys, I have not failed in preaching to you all and to testify of the gospel of the grace of God," amen? "Every place I go publicly, from house to house. I'm telling people to change their mind towards God, amen? To have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and I preach the gospel of the grace of God". These are all Paul's words, amen? And he says, "And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more".
Notice "whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God". You hear a lot about the kingdom of God, the kingdom of God. You know, we have to have a kingdom of God mentality. We must be kingdom-minded. What do you mean by kingdom of God? In Paul's mind, notice, it goes together. Preaching the gospel of the grace of God is the same as preaching the kingdom of God. It's the same gospel, amen? It's all in the same context, amen? So, to preach the gospel of grace is to establish the kingdom of God in the lives of the people, amen? You're preaching the kingdom of God. "Therefore I testify to you this day I'm innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God". The whole counsel of God. I don't know how many times I hear people saying, "You know, grace is good, amen, but you know what? We got to have the whole counsel of God. We got to have the whole counsel of God, you know".
It's like as if you're preaching grace. You're not preaching the whole counsel of God. Yes, grace is good. You know, you get saved by grace. There's no other way but by grace, but later on, you got to have the full whole counsel of God. And friend, the context, this is where they get it from. When they say the whole counsel of God, this is the only place they get it from. When Paul says, "I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God," he was speaking to the elders who were actually Jewish people, many of them, amen? And he's telling them, "Guys, I didn't just preach about the law. I showed the law, but the law unveils Christ. And that's how I taught. And guys, I went all the way to the full counsel of God which includes the New Testament, the whole counsel of God which includes the gospel of grace," amen?
In other words, for us today we say that, "Well, grace is the basic. We got to have the whole counsel of God". No, friend, you got to keep things in context. The context here is referring to the grace completes the counsel of God, because the counsel of God began with the ABCs of the law, amen, in the old covenant, and then we got to go on to the whole counsel of God. Actually God planned for the gospel to come in at this time and for souls to be saved by, amen? Context is king. "Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among whom which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which he purchased with his own blood".
Now listen carefully. To all the pastors out there, to all my pastors in New Creation Church, to all pastors everywhere, amen, the Lord is saying... by the way, just to let you know, this is the first time ever in the New Testament the word overseers or pastors, we all call them today, pastors, overseers, literally epi skopos in the Greek, and the word epi means overall, all right, skop, overseeing, literally, overseers, amen? And he's talking about leaders in the church and, "Take heed to yourself and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers", it's the first time it appears in the New Testament. And who made you an overseer? The Holy Spirit. And notice what he says. "To shepherd the church of God". You're called to shepherd the church of God.
We got to have this mentality of all the vantage point that God wants us to have of the people is to see them as sheep. The word shepherd here implies that. Like Jesus, he had compassion for those who were weary and they were scattered in the countryside. How did he see people? He saw them as sheep without a shepherd. See people as flock, amen? See it in a, you know, back then also they lived in a agrarian society and a farming society, and they understood, you know, how you have compassion for your lamb, for your flock, and what they need most of all is food. Pastors, leaders, people are hungry. They are hungry for the truth. They are hungry for God's Word. Lead them in the green pastures, and they will rest, and God will restore their souls and God will restore their bodies as well, amen? Amen.
The first assignment for overseers is to shepherd, to feed, amen, to feed, and then to tend to the sheep, amen? "Which he purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things". Perverse things means what? Anything that's perverted from the gospel of the grace of God that he just talked about. "To draw away disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears. So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the Word". Come on. "And the Word of his grace," amen? He starts off by saying, "But I testify and I preach of the gospel of the grace of God". You got the whole counsel of God here. And then he ends off by saying, "I commend you to God and to the Word of his grace".
Friend, the whole counsel of God is the Word of his grace, amen? "Which is able". This Word of his grace is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. We need to be built up before we can receive the inheritance. People need to hear the Word before they can receive what's theirs. Even salvation, they need to hear the gospel, the grace of God before they can receive the forgiveness of sins, before they can receive the gift of being declared righteous by God. They need to hear. Even healing, they need to hear the Word, be built up by the Word of grace, and then the inheritance of healing, the children's bread is given to them, amen? The Word of grace which is able to build you up and give you, which is able to build you up and give you, it's always in that order. Give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. And friend, I just feel like, you know, we are fighting for the true gospel, amen, for the purity of the full gospel to remain intact. The gospel truth will always have in it the righteousness of God revealed, amen? Thank you, Lord Jesus.
Friend, right now declare yourself, "I am the righteousness of God in Christ". Say it. Now I want you to say it in a way that you believe it. Be established in righteousness. You know what's going to happen? The verse before that says, "All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the well-being, the shalom of your children". Then the next verse says, "In righteousness you shall be established". So say it right now. "I am the righteousness of God in Christ, amen? I have been declared righteous". Say it, amen? Just declared righteous through Jesus Christ; nothing to do with your own works, amen? And now watch this. Once you establish in righteousness, "You shall be far from oppression, for you will not fear; and from terror, for it will not come near you".
So you'll be a person free from terrors, and fears, anxieties, worries, because all these is based on, predicated on fear, amen? You'll be far from fear. You'll be far from oppression. And drop down all the way. It says, "They will all gather together, your opposers, but you know what? They'll gather themselves together, but they will all fall for your sake," amen? All those who are gathered against you, if you believe you are the righteousness of God in Christ, they will all fall away. And it ends off by saying, "'No weapon formed against you will prosper, and every tongue that rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from me,' says the Lord".
The more you believe that, the more you declare you are the righteousness of God in Christ, no weapon formed... God didn't promise weapons won't be formed. There'll be weapons formed. The devil will form all kinds of weapon against you, but no weapon formed, no weapon formed against you will prosper, amen, because your righteousness is from him. Say it again. "I am the righteousness of God in Christ," amen, amen. Praise the name of Jesus, amen?
Right now I see someone, you have a wrist condition, and the Lord is healing your wrist. Just move that wrist right now. You've been having a challenge, and when you move your wrist a certain way, you feel pain. Now move that wrist. The Lord is setting it free in Jesus's name. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Someone with a strong migraine. And as I was preaching the Word, already the manifestation is happening, amen? It's leaving you. It's leaving you, amen? And now it's complete, amen? You know who you are. Praise the name of Jesus.
There is someone here with ulcers in your stomach, and you've been having acute attack just last night, and the Lord is touching you. You're feeling like a healing balm all over your stomach, amen? And I have a Word from the Lord for you, friend. It will not come back in Jesus's name. It will not come back, amen? This healing is permanent. Praise the name of Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus. A shoulder condition being healed right now. Move that shoulder, amen? Move it in Jesus's name. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.
Prostate cancer being healed, amen? You're feeling warmth all over the area right now. You're feeling warmth, and it's a sign from the Lord that you are the one that he's healing right now. I want you to go back to your doctor. Remember every healing can be attested by the medical report, amen? So you go back to the doctor and verify your healing. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Cancer. This is a particular advanced cancer that has spread to your lungs. It started somewhere else. I think in your stomach area or somewhere in your middle area. And I see it spreading. And right now I see like a blue light coming on it. It's the power of God just touching it and all the cancer cells are just dying, hallelujah. I see them die. They'll shrivel up, and they are withering. They are dead in Jesus's name. Be healed, my friend, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen. You will live and not die and declare the works of the Lord in Jesus's mighty name.
Another cancerous tumor being healed. Another one right now shrivels up and die in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in Jesus's mighty name. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Someone has been very concerned about your hair. Your hair, it seems like your has been dropping, and more and more for the past few days, and you feel like warm is coming on your scalp right now in that area. You are the one he is restoring hair. In fact, you asked him to. You asked him to heal your hair, your scalp, and restore hair. It's coming. It's yours in Jesus's name. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Praise the name of Jesus.
Someone with a back condition here in the middle of your lower back. If you'll bend your back right now, bend in a way that you had pain before, amen, you'll find the pain is gone in Jesus's name. Praise the Lord. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Praise your wonderful name, Lord. Thank you, Lord. Another diabetic condition being healed. Now all this, don't stop. Listen, don't go by faith and just say, "By faith". It's not faith. And just say, "Well, I got the Word. I'm not going to take my insulin anymore. I'm not going to take my medicine anymore". No, no, don't do that, amen? If you are the one, amen.
Someone has been healed right now, and you've been having this case for many years, amen? And you are the one. You feel strength coming to you right now. You feel like power surging through your body right now. You are the one. But listen. Go back to the doctor. Don't stop your medication, amen? Go back to the doctor and verify your healing, amen? Amen. And when you know that you are the one and it's verified by medical report, please write to us. Let us know, amen? The reason we are asking you to write is because, so that others will know, amen? And it's like faith. You know, someone's testimony like the woman with the issue of blood. When she heard of Jesus, she came in the press behind, all right? Why? What do you think she heard about Jesus? That Jesus heals, amen? Amen. Praise the name of Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus.
Another cancer condition being healed. This is someone that you love. He's not watching right now. But there's someone that you love is in the hospital right now. And you have been pleading with God. You've been crying out to God. And right now we send that Word of healing to that person's body right now, complete restoration. All the cancer cells dies in the name of the Lord Jesus, amen? The spirit of life enters that loved one right now in Jesus's name. There's going to be the spirit of resurrection, amen, resurrecting every place that's dead in that body in Jesus's name, amen? Amen, amen?
Someone just prayed and you are the one that said, "Have Pastor Prince say this". The Lord said to me that you said this: "Have Pastor Prince say, you know, someone who is having a condition that the doctor say is dementia. Let him say that word". I'm saying that right now. You know who you are, amen? You got to say you are healed, amen? You ask the Lord, in this case is your faith, friend, that has healed you in Jesus's name, amen, amen. And the Lord hears your prayer. Isn't that wonderful? Hallelujah, hallelujah. Thank you, Lord Jesus, amen?
I see a man who is, you're having a problem with temper, and it seems like you have a child that is always having the full brunt of your temper. And whenever you come down and you cool down, you are almost pleading with God, "Please help me to change. Help me to change". And God wants you to know that he knows about your condition. He sees you. He hears your prayer, and he wants you to know one thing. He loves you, all right? You never had the kind of father's love. He wants you to receive the Father's love. The Heavenly Father loves you, amen? And just be a child before him. Allow him to love you, friend, and let the love of the Father, amen, remove every place in your heart that's bitter, that is hard. Just melt your heart right now in Jesus's name, amen? He loves you. When you look at your son, remember this, amen: the Father who loves you, amen, gave you this son, amen? Amen. Right now in Jesus's name, I believe a transformation is happening already in Jesus's name. Thank you, Lord Jesus.
All kinds of healings as well, if you're that person, amen, stand to your feet right now and just say, "Lord, I receive that healing in Jesus's name". Say it, amen, amen, amen. Amen. Just receive it. Praise the Lord. You don't always have to have me say it then you receive it, amen? Believe God, amen? God always confirm the Word of the gospel with signs and wonders, amen? Thank you, Lord Jesus.
Friend, if you are watching this and you have never placed your trust in Jesus Christ, you have not yet received that forgiveness of sins that is freely offered to you through this man, this risen man, this glorified man, this man who is raised from the dead, and he comes into your life right now as your Savior, not as your judge, but as your Savior, will you receive him? If that is you, pray this prayer with me right now.
Father in heaven, I confess Jesus Christ is my Lord. I thank you that Christ died on the cross for my sins. You raised him from the dead when I was declared righteous in him. And I thank you. All my sins are forgiven. Thank you, Father, that you love me dearly in Jesus's name, amen.
Praise the Lord. If you prayed that prayer, you're saved. You're born again. Old things in your life are passed away. When God looks at you, God declares you righteous, amen? And righteous forever, amen? Your actions are still not perfect here and there. It's going to be a growth, amen, a growth in grace, but you know what? You're declared righteous. You're never in a place where God does not see you righteous, amen? Praise the Lord, hallelujah. Stand to your feet if you can wherever you are, amen? Receive the blessings for this coming week.
The Lord bless you and the Lord keep you. The Lord make his face to shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord keep you, preserve you from the COVID-19 virus, from every harm, danger, accident, from every sickness, from all the powers of darkness. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, you have been declared righteous. You are far from oppression, for you will not fear, and you're far from terror, for it will not come near you, and no weapon formed against you will prosper throughout this week because your righteousness is from him. The Lord grant you shalom peace and well-being for you and your family throughout this week in Jesus's name, amen?