Joseph Prince - All That Is Mine Is Yours: Discover Abba's Heart For You
Praise the Lord, hallelujah. Thank God for what God is doing in our midst, amen, constantly. Praise the Lord. You know, the Bible tells us that in Galatians 3 that God constantly works miracles among us. In fact, in that verse it says when God constantly does miracles, in the present tense in the Greek, when God constantly does miracles amongst us, does he do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? And we know it's by the hearing of faith, not because we have performed something, you know, and we deserve that miracle. Every miracle that's given is always given by grace through faith, and all that we need is the hearing of faith, amen? Our part is to believe, and God will perform. In fact, we're to believe that God is always performing, amen? And even as the Word goes forth today, believe God that he's working miracles in your life. Praise the Lord, amen?
You know, I thank God that that sister, you heard the testimony just now, she shared with her grown sons what she learned about the gospel, and the sons got saved. You know, friend, this is what the gospel of Jesus Christ will do in the lives of your colleagues, your relatives, your friends, your loved ones, amen, as you preach the gospel. Your part is not to convert. Your part is not to change or transform people. Your part is to preach the gospel. Your part is to love them and just share the gospel with them. Share the good news. Whatever you've heard me share, share, amen? Don't forget the Great Commission of the Lord. "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature," amen? At that time, his disciples had this narrow, confined thinking that the gospel is only for the Jews, for the nation of Israel, but Jesus says, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel".
Yes, amen, the gospel must first be preached beginning at Jerusalem, the guiltiest city, because Christ was rejected in that city. He was judged, and he was condemned and crucified outside the gates of Jerusalem. Jesus says the preaching of the gospel must begin at Jerusalem. Where sin increase, grace super abounds. And then in Judea, Samaria, unto the uttermost parts of the earth, amen? See, before the time of Christ, the Lord... You know, God is sovereign. God actually arrange that the Romans would be in power and part of the Gentile powers that Daniel the prophet saw in the vision, right? That Nebuchadnezzar's dream the times of the Gentiles, and one of it is the Romans. And the Lord allowed the Romans to be in power during the time of Christ, even before the time of Christ, before he was born so you see, the Romans, they built good roads, and they network cities together.
The Lord had in mind that the gospel would go forth on these good roads. That's how, you know, Paul made his journey. You know, in a few short years he actually went for his first missionary journey, second, and it's all through these roads that the Romans have built. Secondly, at that time, the universal language was a Greek language, and the Greek language was widely used at the time. It is like English now. It's the number one language we use in the world, amen? And not only that, the Greek language, God ordained that the Greek language should be the most widely used just before Christ was born so that the gospel of Jesus Christ will be written in Greek, amen? In the New Testament it's all in Greek.
Now, why Greek? Because Greek is the most exact and precise language, amen? You know, in English even, we have quite a dearth of words sometimes compared to the Greek. You know, we walk with our wives, and we eat an apple. We say, "Oh, I love this apple". Then we turn to our wives and say, "I love you, baby," right? Now she's wondering, "You love me like you love the apple"? Amen? But for the Greek, the word love, they have different words for love, amen? And very exact, precise for different use, amen? The men will say, "I eros this apple," physical liking or love, affection, amen? Natural, but when he look at his wife he says, "I agape you". Not eros. "I agape you," amen? And he loves his wife with that self-sacrificial love, the love that God has for us, amen?
So, there are different words for love. Storge. There's family love, there's phileo, there's a brotherly love, and on and on. But friend, the most important thing for us to realize is that God is sovereign, and God will always arrange primarily for the gospel to go forth to the four corners of the earth. Now, I said all that to say this: what is happening in the world today is that everybody is going online, amen? And going online is, at this present time, the digital superhighway. God is again connecting the world, making the world smaller, right? And also that the gospel of Jesus Christ would go forth, and that's why everyone is going online. Every church is going online. Every ministry is going online, because I figure that the Lord knows when his Son will return. God knows time is short, and God is accelerating things, amen, by causing us to go online.
Now we know that we're reaching more people than when we had physical gatherings. Now, I miss all the physical gatherings, and I'm looking forward for the time when we all can come back together, and I believe that it's gonna happen, amen? I see in the Scriptures, the prophecies, and all that that people will gather together. Even in the last days there'll be marrying and giving in marriage and people doing business and all that. Jesus says that life will be so normal that they'll miss it, amen? Just like they miss it during Noah's day. They didn't realize that the judgment day was coming, but here we have very clear reason why the Lord allows things to happen: is to glorify his Son, Jesus Christ, number one. That he'll be central in our lives, and that the gospel of Jesus Christ will go forth, amen?
Really, you know, friend, you know, we're living in exciting times, amen? The gospel of Jesus Christ is going forth and reaching more people, and more people are being saved, and more people are hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ, amen? And our ministry is just one small part of it. It's happening all over the world through many churches and many, many ministries that are going online. Praise the Lord. And the battle right now is online to get the attention of people, and there's a spiritual warfare going on. That's where we need to pray and focus in, but people are hungry, amen? They're searching online for answers that can satisfy their deep innermost needs, amen? And we know it's the gospel of Jesus Christ. They may not know it, amen? They're looking for things that don't satisfy. Like the Bible says, they're looking for bread that does not satisfy. They look for drink that cannot quench their thirst, but you know what?
As we pray, we believe that they will stumble on, amen, stumble on. The Lord will lead them to hear online the gospel of Jesus Christ, amen? Praise the Lord. Let's go right into the Word of God and where we left off, and we look at Galatians chapter 4. "And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying out, 'Abba, Father!' Therefore you're no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ". We establish last week, as we go into Galatians chapter 3 and 4, how the apostle Paul says that we're now sons and no more infants. We're no more a minor.
So, the idea there is that he's talking to fellow Jewish believers, and when he talked to fellow Jewish believers among the Jewish believers in Galatia, he used the term we, amen? When he's talking to the Gentile believers in Galatia, he says you, and you'll find this throughout the Scriptures. And he tells them, "When we, Jewish people, when we were infants", and the word there in the Greek is nepios. "When we were infant," a minor, a young child, "God put us under the law," all right? God put us under, like, for example, the Greeks and the Romans, a wealthy man would have many servants and one of them that he trust the most will be in charge of his son. And the Bible says it's like same thing. The law was our guardian until Christ came.
Notice there's an until. The law is not forever, amen? Actually, the Bible used the word stoicheion, the elementary principles, the ABC. That's what stoicheion means in the Greek. If you look it up, the word elements, and the same word is used when Paul says, I believe Paul is the author of Hebrews. In Hebrews, he says that when the time you ought to be teachers, one need to teach you again the first principles, the first principles, the ABCs of the faith, amen? And that is the law. So, God put us, when we were infants, God put us under the law, and that's why children need to be told a lot of rules and regulations for children, right? But not for an adult, amen? But as long as the heir of that household, the man has an only son, but his son is only five years old, six years old. He must be taken care of by a guardian, and the guardian will make sure he wakes up on time. He goes to the gym, right? He works.
You know, he build his body, make sure that he's disciplined in what he eats, and the guardian will make sure, so under a lot of rules and regulations until he becomes an adult. The Bible says the time appointed by the Father, and that's the gospel of Jesus Christ. For 1,500 years, God put Israel under the law, the ABCs, the stoicheion, the fundamental principles, amen? And they were children back then. Paul says when we were children we were under the law. "But when the fullness of time came, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law," okay? And then now we've received what? Sonship. And the word is no more nepios. The word is now huios in the Greek, which is full-grown adult son. And a full-grown adult son does not mean, these rules and regulation doesn't mean that he's lawless, but he keeps the spirit of what those things mean. In fact, he keeps it with gluttonous.
It's like, you know, if he goes to a factory or company or you know, the father might be, you know, an owner of many corporations. When he goes in there, and he works there, it's a different spirit from all the workers. He's conscious if they don't switch off the light when they leave. He's conscious that they don't unnecessary waste money. I mean, why? Because he has a stake. He's gonna be the heir of all these corporations, amen? And so he serves in a different spirit. It's not a matter of just keeping the law. It's a matter of the spirit of it, which is love. Love is the fulfilling of the law, amen? So, when you're under grace, amen, you don't become lawless, amen? But you walk in the Spirit that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us. Notice in us, not by us, amen?
As we walk after the Spirit, the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in us, amen? You'll do more than not steal. You will give. The law never says to give. You will not commit adultery, amen? More than that, you're gonna love your wife, amen? Even your thought life that your wife doesn't know about, you'll feel guilty even in your mind if you're unfaithful to her. That's the spirit, amen, that God wants you to have. It's not just keeping this outward thing. And I've established also, I've said for the past messages about how if a nation adopts the Ten Commandments, they will prosper. They will progress, but they cannot, individuals cannot be transform by keeping the law. And no one has kept the law. James chapter 2, verse 10 tells us that whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of what? Not of that one point. He's guilty of all. And that's God's standard. It stands or falls as a whole.
You cannot just say, you know, God gave the law, but there is a moral law, there's a ceremonial law, and you know, and we're no more under the ceremonial law. The law is a composite whole, amen? It's like a string of pearls. If one part breaks, all the pearls come unfurled. It's what the Bible is saying. You break one law, you're guilty of all, okay? So, friend, we're no more nepios. We're no more under the law. We're under grace, and the holiness that grace gives far exceed what the law can give. And no man can keep the law anyway, amen? It takes a long, long time for people to realize that. God put Israel under the law for 1,500 years, and yet they didn't learn the lesson, okay? And it is like the greatest commandment. And people say that Jesus taught the greatest commandment.
Actually, he was asked the question by a lawyer, someone who knew the law, and they were testing him. "What, Master, is the greatest commandment"? Jesus answered, "Thou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, all your strength," right? So, he was answering them, but listen, friend. Has anyone done that? No one can keep and love God with all his heart, all his soul, all his mind. Even the best of them, one of the best of them, David, failed, amen? Only one person did it, our Lord Jesus. So, God, after putting man under the law, and the greatest commandment is loving God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind. No one can do that. God says, "Now watch me. I'm gonna love you with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind, all my strength," amen? He love us with open arms on the cross. He bore our sins and died for us and rose again when we were acquitted in him.
So, friend, God is saying to us today, today we love because he first loved us. So, the emphasis under grace is to focus on his love for us, because we must know that he loves us first before we can love, before we can love him, before we can love one another. And that's the way of loving God under grace, amen? We need to preach messages that elucidate on the love of God for the people, amen? And the result will be love for God and love for one another. We love because he first loved us, amen? Praise God. So, here it says in Galatians 4, "Because you are sons", you are huios. Huios. Now you're huios. Grace has come, amen? You have believed the gospel and now you're sons, "God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying out, 'Abba, Father!' Therefore you're no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ". Wow, praise God.
Notice that once you're a son, God sends his Spirit into your hearts, by which you cry, "Abba, Father". Now, this is different from, if you look at a wealthy philanthropist, okay, if he wants to adopt an orphan to be his son, not his flesh and blood, he can do so, right, legally, and he becomes his son. But the son, that son that is not his flesh and blood, may take a long time to have the spirit of a son. You know, in fact, sometimes they never have a spirit of a son. The wealthy man, the father, cannot put into the son the proper feelings of a son towards the father, amen? But what man cannot do God has done, amen, with all of us, amen? We're born again. Praise God. So, it's like, you know, you cannot say that God adopt us. Actually, the word adopt is not in the original. It's the word huiothesia.
Notice, huios is sonship, thesia is placement, so the spirit of adoption is actually a spirit of sonship, amen? And we're born again, born of God, born of the Spirit, and God has put his Spirit in us so that we have the proper feelings, proper affections of a son to the Father, amen? The Spirit is the most important thing, amen? We can do a lot of things outwardly, but it's the Spirit, friend. It's the Spirit. Like God says of Caleb, "He, I will bring into the land. He has a different spirit. I love it," amen? The Spirit of his Son is in our hearts, crying, "Abba, Father". And it's crucial you understand this. Romans 8:15 tells us that you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption, or sonship, as sons, by whom we cry Abba! Father! And I believe that this fear is the mother of all fears. And this idea of fear here is actually fearing God in the wrong way.
In the Old Testament they had this fear, and that's why it says, "You did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear". The King James says, "You've not received the spirit of bondage again to fear". So the word again means once upon a time they were under this spirit of slavery. That was when they were nepios, amen? Like, the Bible says as long as you're a child you do not differ from a slave, amen? A slave has rules and regulations, and a slave cannot enjoy what the landlord, the owner has, amen? Likewise, a son. He cannot enjoy what the father has, amen, as long as he's a child, amen, and he's under rules and regulation, so the Bible says he does not differ from a servant, okay? But here, friend, when you look at this, "you did not receive the spirit of slavery back into fear," it's referring to the old-covenant saints. But for us, today, you have received the spirit of sonship by which we cry Abba, Father.
This is crucial, because today there are people who try to put in us, "Yes, God is a father, but God is God. He's Almighty God," as if they're closer to God, as if they're more reverent towards God. Now, friend, the greatest attitude you can have to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob today, and we don't use that term under the new covenant. I'm not saying you cannot use that term. I'm just saying that the Father is most pleased when you approach him as Father because you're a son. We can learn all about the names of God: El Elyon, Elohim, Yahweh-Tsidkenu, Yahweh-Mekoddishkem, and Yahweh-Rohi, all the names of God, but the name that he wants to be known is Father. The name that Jesus came to reveal is Father, and he prayed in his high priestly prayer that "I've revealed to them your name, Father," amen? "That the love by which you loved me may be in them". Isn't that beautiful? Amen.
So, own this spirit of sonship, amen? And exercise it more and more. Now, once a while a son of a judicial court, okay, a judge of the judicial court, he's a supreme judge. He's the highest judge in the land. There are times the son, when the son sees the father in action, amen, pronouncing something severe, amen, passing a sentence, the son may feel kinda fearful about the father, amen, if he's in the court, but most of the time at home he's father. And that's how the father wants him to know also. So, we can reference God. Yes, we can have even the healthy fear of the Lord, but this verse is talking about the wrong kind of fear, the fear that brings you back into a spirit of slavery. Okay, look at the context. Actually, this is how the Holy Spirit leads us. "For all who are led by the Spirit of God"... How many of you wanna be led by the Spirit of God, amen, in all the affairs of life?
In our parenting, in our married life, in our business, in our ministries, in our church life, in everything that we do, in our relationships, we wanna be led by the Spirit, amen? In my preaching and teaching, this is one of the things I pray that God will lead me even while I'm preaching, while I'm teaching. That's the thing that is most important. It's not my preparation and all that. It's what the Holy Spirit prompts me to say, what he leads me to say that will be most beneficial to the people, amen? So, I believe that all of us want to be led by the Spirit, but notice that the Word says for as many as are led, because the verse in verse 15 says "for you did not receive". It's connected with, for means because you did not receive. That means it's connected with the being led by the Spirit before that. The way we're led by the Spirit is this spirit of sonship, amen?
We need to be conscious of it, amen? Tune into it, praise the Lord so that our hearing God's voice, or leading, I should say, amen? Many a times it's not a voice. It's a leading, amen? There is a voice. "My sheep hear my voice," Jesus said, but most of the time it's a bearing witness, amen? That's how the Holy Spirit leads us. And it says, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the huios, sons of God". Adult sons of God. Notice, adult sons can expect to be led by the Spirit. Nepios, no. Under the old covenant no, amen? They are led by laws, amen? By rules and regulations, but for us, we're led by the Spirit. And the Spirit will never tell you to violate the Ten Commandments. No, no, no, no. In fact, following the Spirit will cause you to fulfill even more. Like, the Ten Commandment says don't steal, you'll end up as a giver. You'll be a blessing to others, amen? In fact, the law says, "An eye for an eye," but following the Spirit you'll be a blessing even to those who curse you, those who persecute you, those who do harm to you, even. You'll pray for them that God will bless them, and then you find satisfaction when you do that, amen? Praise the Lord. Hallelujah.
You know, people that come against you and all that or who rub you the wrong way, you know, who may say things to hurt you and all that, just think of them like sandpaper, all right? They're sanding you, amen? At the end, they rub you the wrong way, no problem. Just bide your time, because you will end up polished and beautiful and refined, hallelujah? They'll end up useless, amen? So, pray for them, amen? The reason Jesus says pray for them is because, you know, there'll be consequences if they do harm to a child of God anointed of the Holy Spirit, right? And we're all anointed of the Holy Spirit. We're children of God, so we gotta pray for them that nothing bad happens to them.
I know some of you are thinking, "I want something bad to happen". No, that's not the spirit of the son, amen? The spirit of the son is to, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do," amen? All of us, God had mercy on us before we knew Jesus, amen? Praise the Lord, hallelujah. So, here the spirit of the son and look at the context again in the entire context. After verse 15 it says, "The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God". The number one way God leads us, number one way guidance comes to us, of course, primarily is the Scriptures, right? But in the Scriptures you can also, without the Holy Spirit you can actually go wrong and start focusing on things that, actually, when you were a child you focus on, amen?
Today, I teach a lot from the Old Testament. "Pastor Prince teaches about, 60% to 70% of his teachings are from the Old Testament". But what happen is that, you know, people don't realize that there are so many treasures in the Old Testament. The old is the new concealed. The new is the old revealed, okay? And Jesus himself, how did he expound from the law and the prophets things concerning himself? When I teach the law, I bring Jesus out of it. That's the primary reason for the law. Romans 10:4 says, "Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes". And the NIV, the New International Version, says, "Christ is the culmination of the law," amen, "so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes". Culmination means it's finished. It's come to an end.
People say, "You know, Jesus say, 'Think not I'm come to destroy the law. I'm not come to destroy, but to fulfill.'" I agree. I agree completely. He didn't come to destroy. He came to fulfill even the smallest letter, yod, and all the crowns and the strokes, the tittles. He came to fulfill every one of them. And you know what, friend? It is fulfilled. Christ is the culmination of the law, amen? He did not come to destroy, but to fulfill. Question, is it fulfilled now, now that we are sons? Yes. Romans 10:4 tells us very clearly Christ is the culmination, the fulfillment, the end, King James says of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes, amen? Hallelujah. Praise the name of Jesus.
Notice that the number one way the Holy Spirit leads us is to bear witness with our spirit. He bears witness with our spirit. Mmm! Hallelujah. You know, bearing witness is the word symmartyreo, and it means, it's two word together with martyreo, witness. He witness. Now, for the Holy Spirit to bear witness that means there must be an action executed. God does not guide a parked car, all right? GPS does not work, the voice doesn't activate, right, doesn't give you directions when you are stationary, amen? You do nothing, there's nothing to bear witness, right? It's only when you step out, amen, he bears witness. "Mm-mm," right? You don't feel that's right. You say something, "Mm-mm, that's not right". Or you say something and you feel good, amen? The Spirit of God is telling you, "Go on," amen? You're on the right track. Praise God.
All of you know you're a child of God. You have this witness, amen? And the first area that he tells us he bears witness with us, is this verse that we are children of God. "The Spirit bears witness with us that we are children of God". And this word children is not nepios. It's the word teknon, which is an affectionate term for children, a general word for children. So here we have the Holy Spirit bearing witness. So likewise, if you want to make a purchase, amen, you want to even in your parenting, amen, when to discipline, when not the discipline. There are times, if I don't discipline, okay, I feel frustrated inside. I feel like, you know, there is no peace. I need to discipline. There are times when I discipline, and there's a restraint. I feel like the Spirit of God is saying, "Okay, okay. Stop right there. Don't go any further". But there are times the Spirit of God is like, you know, there is a frustration when you don't discipline just like Eli. He did not restrain his sons. Like David, he never displeased his son Adonijah.
All right, and they all died. The sons all died in these stories. Amen. There's a right, you know, children want to be disciplined. If they go astray, they want to know you care. Amen. They want to know that you care enough to tell them no. Amen. Amen. And sometimes, their friends want them to do something wrong, all right, and they ask you. They want you to say no so that they can use your no on their friends. My father said, "No". Amen. You're actually helping them. Praise God. So children that are disciplined. Invariably, I find that even for Justin, they end up, you know, my son Justin, he always ends up more affectionate towards me. Amen. If you don't discipline with anger, amen, not with, you know, a heart that is out to set things right, you know, that kind of like justice, but a spirit of grace, but then you are still disciplining, amen, and the consequence is always in proportion to the deed done, okay, they will always know that you love them. The overriding principle is love. Amen.
So we can also apply this in any area of your life. In your married life, there are times you are about to say something, and the Spirit of God says, "Don't say it. Don't say it". Many of us were there before, right? Where you say it and then there goes the peace, and then strife comes in. Amen. So there are times, you know, this is number one way God leads us. And child of God, we are not led by... but based on this philosophy, based on this book I read, based on what this person says, based on this rule and regulation about marriage. No, we are led by the Spirit. Amen. Every woman is also unique. Your wife is unique. Amen. You need to follow the Spirit. Can I have a good amen?
And before you sign anything, before you purchase anything, listen to what the Spirit... pray and ask God to lead you. But how does God lead you? By bearing witness. Amen. Amen. Bearing witness means that you are in accord. You bear witness with an action that has been executed. So you know, if you find that you're not doing anything, it's hard for the Holy Spirit to bear witness. Amen. Praise the name of Jesus. So even when you're not sure, amen, take a step of faith. Paul did this, all right, he determined to go to a place called Bithynia, and then the Holy Spirit restrained him. He tried to go somewhere else. The Spirit of God restrained him. And then the Lord led him through a supernatural vision in that case, right, but as a restraint.
And Paul was very sensitive to that, amen. And Paul says, "He served God with his Spirit". So you find that deep down, you all know because that's how you know you're a child of God. Someone can come to you and say, "You know what? You're not saved. You're not saved". Now, your head might be troubled a little bit, but deep down, deep down, you have that Spirit of a Son. Amen. Deep down, the Spirit of God says, "Uh-uh, you are a child of God". Amen. Praise the name of Jesus. Hallelujah. Now let's go on. Let's go to verse 21, "Tell me, you who want to live under the law, do you know what the law actually says"? Now, here the Apostle Paul, the entire Book of Galatians is because the believers that he once preached to, who got saved under his ministry, and then later on he left them, after for a while, he heard that some Jewish teachers came amongst them and said, "Yeah, it's wonderful to believe in Jesus. That's fine and good, but now you need to learn about the law". And when Paul heard that, Paul says, "That anyone that preach any other gospel".
You see, friend, it's Jesus alone that saves. Christ alone saves, my friend. It's not Christ plus the law, Christ plus the Ten Commandments, Christ plus any of your performance. No, no, no, no, no. It's Christ alone. So when Paul heard it, the purity of the gospel was being compromised, and many of them, in fact, he asked them in the Book of Galatians, "Where is that sense of blessedness? In fact, at one, because of my persecution, I was beaten. My eyes was black and blue. You would have gouged out your own eyes and given your eyes to me. You got so much love and there was a sense of blessedness". Where is that blessedness now? It's gone. Why? Because you have steered away from the purity of the gospel. You have steered away from grace.
And Paul says, "You are so soon removed from him, who called you into the grace of Christ". That means what? The grace of Christ is the true gospel. He says, "I'm amazed that you are so soon removed from him who called you into the grace of Christ, into another gospel". So some of these Jewish teachers came and taught them. Okay, it's okay to believe in grace. Grace is good. In fact, you are saved by grace, but you need to keep the law now. Okay, and Paul says, "No, no, no, no". Okay. Paul says, "That is a false gospel, amen, and that will cause you come under the curse". Paul pronounced a double curse in chapter 1 of Galatians on anyone who does not preach the true gospel. Amen. So here you find that Paul finally came to this, "Okay guys, since you like the law so much, you want to be under the law".
And don't misunderstand me, amen, we love the law for what the law is. The law is holy, the law is just, and the law is good. But friend, we are talking about we are no more under the law. The law itself, if everyone would keep the law from their hearts, it will be a perfect world. Amen. The Bible says, "If there was a law which could have given life, verily, truly righteousness would have been by the law". But no, no one can keep the law. "And the law is not of faith. The man that doeth them shall live in them". And the Bible is saying, in fact, "For as many as are of the works," not break, not break the law, "but for as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse". You have to keep all or else you'd come under the curse. The moment you take your position on the law for blessings, for justification, amen, to be right with God, amen, if you think you are pleasing God, the moment you take that position, you come under the curse. Amen. The Bible says, "The righteous by faith shall live". Hallelujah. Amen.
And that's why I love preaching about the righteousness by faith because this is the essence of the gospel. Hallelujah. So Paul finally used this argument, "Since you like the law so much, guys, let me tell you this, 'You who desire to be under the law, do you know what the law actually says? The Scriptures say that Abraham had two sons". Name me the two sons: Isaac from his wife, his lawful wife, Sarah, and Ishmael. Remember, Ishmael? Ishmael came first, from his servant, Hagar. Okay. "So one from his slave wife," there's Hagar, "and one from his freeborn wife," and that is Sarah. "The son of the slave wife was born in a human attempt to bring about the fulfillment of God's promise". Okay, this was, "The son of the slave wife was born in a human attempt to bring about the fulfillment of God's promise". In the King James, it says, "Born after the flesh". So after the flesh, we have this idea to want after the flesh means to have sexual sins. No, no. In fact, you start in the flesh. Then you end up in sexual sins because the flesh means your human effort. The more you try, the worst it is. Amen.
So the Bible says that born after the flesh means to be born in a human attempt, human effort. So when Abraham was still virile, when he was still fruitful, right, he at the age of 85, 86, he was able to sire Ishmael through the slave girl, Hagar. It was at the bidding of his wife, Sarah. Sarah told him to do it because Sarah says, "Since God has kept me from bearing children, why don't you go to my servant girl? All right, perhaps we can have an heir through her". Okay, and he did that. And you know what happened? He did it by his effort. He was still virile at the time, okay, and then Ishmael was born. So Ishmael was born of the human effort. So 13 years after that, Abraham was about 99 years old, and his wife was about 89 years old. The Lord appeared to Abraham. Ishmael by now was about 13 years old. And God spoke to Abraham and God said, "I am El Shaddai," because at this point in time, the Apostle Paul says in Romans 4, "Abraham's body was now dead". He's no more virile. His wife has gone beyond menopause.
Okay. In fact, when she was younger, even when she was naturally at a fruitful age, she wasn't able to bear a child. Okay. She was a barren woman. And now that she's gone into menopause, what more? So when both their bodies were dead, God appeared to them, and for the first time in the Bible, God introduced himself as, "I am El Shaddai, the all-bountiful one". Amen. "I am all-providing, I am almighty". So you find almighty God in your Bible. In the English Bible, usually almighty God is El Shaddai in the Old Testament. So God says, "I'm El Shaddai". So when Abraham's body was dead, and Sarah's womb was also dead, amen, God promised Isaac. Isaac would come. So Isaac was born. Okay, the son of freeborn wife was born as God's own fulfillment of his promise. In other words, with resurrection power. Amen.
So Isaac was born when naturally Abraham and Sarah could not have a child. Amen. Their body was now dead. And the Bible says, I love this, ladies listen. The Bible says, "that through faith," in Hebrews 11, "Sarah received strength". And the Word strength in the Greek in the Greek is dunamis, dynamite, where you get the word dynamite. Dunamis. "She received strength to conceive seed". And receiving this strength did something to her, her body. It causes her to be fruitful, it causes her to be renewed in her youth, and this renewal is not something spiritual, friend, all right, it's both spiritual as well as physical. Why do I say physical? Because remember a Philistine king saw her. And these Philistine kings, they go by their eyes. They don't go by spiritual sense of her beauty. No, no. They have no spiritual sense. Amen. He depend upon his eyes. And he saw that Sarah was beautiful at the age of 89.
Think about it, at 89. I understand it when she was younger but now 89 years old, so something happened. And he brought her into his harem. What I'm trying to say is that, that God renewed her youth, so much so that even a heathen king wanted her for his harem. So daughters of Sarah, in fact in 1 Peter 3, the Word of God calls all Christian women daughters of Sarah. Just like sons of Abraham, daughters of Sarah. You know, in the Bible, I never find that Christian women are addressed as daughters of Ruth or daughters of Esther, but always daughters of Sarah. One time, I asked the Lord why. And the Lord says, "Because Sarah is the only woman in the Bible who had her youth renewed in her old age". Amen, daughters of Sarah. Hallelujah. Amen. Never say you are old. You have the blessing of Abraham on you. And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, be renewed in her youth, and strength, and her health like the eagles? Amen. Praise the name of Jesus. Amen.
Let's go on. "So these two women serve as an illustration of God's two covenants". It's very interesting. Paul is a Rabbi of rabbis. Amen. He said a few, a Gamaliel or a top Jewish rabbi in his day. And he knows about the interpretation and all that, and this is the highest form of, one of the highest in spiritual interpretation. He saw these two women as two covenants, all right. "These two women serve as an illustration of God's two covenants. The first woman, Hagar, represents Mount Sinai where people received the law that enslaved them". So this Hagar is actually Mount Sanai. Where did the Ten Commandments come from? Mount Sinai. Amen. All the laws came from Mount Sinai. And this Mount Sinai is Hagar, all right? And the result is what? "Where people received the law that enslaved them". The King James says, "It gendereth bondage". And now, Jerusalem is just like Mount Sinai in Arabia, "because she," Jerusalem, "and her children live in slavery to the law".
And Paul says that's why my Jewish people right now they are in slavery. Why? Because they are under the law. They are going back into child infancy. They're going back; they are actually backsliding in the sense of their work. They've fallen from grace. And he says that it's bondage. "But the other woman Sarah represents the heavenly Jerusalem. She is the free woman, and she is our mother". Who is your mother? Who is your mother? As Isaiah said, "Rejoice, O childless woman, you who have never given birth," referring to Sarah because she was barren all her life. "Bring into a joyful shout, you who have never been in labor, for the desolate woman now has more children," amen. "Under grace, she would have more children than the woman who lives with her husband". Let me tell you this. God was saying, "When you were under the law, how many people do you have that followed the law around the world"? It was confined to Israel. But now, the children of grace, it's all over the world, amen, includes the Jews and gentiles from every tribe, every tongue, every language, every nation of the world. Amen.
Under grace, you will produce so much more. In fact, this verse is taken from Isaiah 54, that comes after Isaiah 53, that talks about our Lord Jesus Christ and his sufferings, where you find, "Surely, he has borne our diseases and carried our pains, and we have seen him smitten of God and afflicted, but he was wounded for our transgression". And it goes on all the way to, "With his stripes, we are healed". All that is in Isaiah 53. Isaiah 54, verse 1 says, "Rejoice, O barren woman". The only response God wants you to do, amen, to have, is rejoice. You rejoice over a finished work. You rejoice because you see something. Amen. And God is saying, in the next following verses, all right, God says, "Break forth on the right hand and on the left". Get ready for growth. Amen. "Lengthen your cords, amen, enlarge your tents".
I believe there's a Word for some of you. Amen. God is saying prepare for that miracle. If you're believing God for a baby, start buying baby clothes. Amen. You're believing God for a male child, amen, start buying boy clothes. You don't have to wait, amen, until the baby is there. Start preparing for growth. Show God your faith, man. God is saying, all right, start preparing. "Enlarge your tents," amen, "strengthen your stakes". Prepare for the miracle. Prepare for growth. For the children of the desolate woman, the barren woman, the children of Sarah, with more, more than the daughters of Hagar. Amen. So people will say, "You know what? You people are grace people," amen, "you are hyper-grace people". Yeah, we're the only grace. We believe only by grace. Amen.
You know, you see, I believe this. People who believe that it's only by grace, we are blessed, only by grace, we are justified, only by... everything's by grace, how can we take the credit? How can we be proud? It's people who feel like it's part grace and part my effort. We must do our part. No, our part is to believe what has been done. Amen. And then, even the performance of our service, and our ministry and our duties, come out of the empowering first. It is God who works in you, both to will and to do of his good pleasure. He gives you the willingness and he gives you the performance, so give him all the glory, friend. If God wants to have all the glory, I say this reverently, let him do everything, amen, for you, in you, through you, as you rest in him. And you know, when it's by grace, and you know it's by grace, and you know that you don't deserve it, you would just readily give him all the praise and all the glory. It'll be spontaneous from your heart. Amen, hallelujah.
See the next verse, it says this, "And you, dear brothers and sisters," listen, "you are children of the promise". Just like Isaac, we are born supernaturally, amen. Think about it. You and I, we cannot make ourself born again. We cannot, you know, we cannot even save ourselves, amen. But what men cannot do, God has done, amen. What is impossible with man is possible with God. Amen, we are born again, friend. Hallelujah. Just like Isaac, amen, not by human effort, right? He was born out of promise. God promised and God promised, listen, friend, if somebody promise, is it incumbent on you to fulfill it? All we gotta do is just show up. Praise the Lord, amen. Show up before God and say, "Lord, I'm here to receive your promise. I'm here to"... So, we are all born again by grace, not by our effort. We are all children of the promise, just like Isaac.
Now, watch this. But you are now, isn't this true? Listen, "You are now being persecuted by those who want you to keep the law, just as Ishmael, the child born by human effort, persecuted Isaac, the child born by the power of the Spirit". Now, isn't that true? Notice that Ishmael, who was born after human effort, persecuted the child that is born after promise, the child is born by the power of the Spirit. Isn't it true today, amen? It is those who are under the law who want to prosecute those who are under grace. They will say all kinds of things about you that you are hyper grace, that you are, you know, you've gone the extreme and that kind of thing, that you have no honor for God's law and God's commandments, and all kinds of... and they will even, you know, send poison emails, and all kinds of stuff, friend. But to be expected. You must expect that.
The Bible says if you're truly under grace, this will happen. It is never the child of promise persecute the child of the law. It is always the child of the law that persecute the child promise. Buy you say, "Pastor Prince, I believe in grace". Listen, friend, you know who is the father of Ishmael? Abraham. Who is a father of Isaac? Abraham. They both share the same father, but not the same mother. So, I always say this, that people who persecute us because we believe in the grace of God, we are under grace, amen? We have the same Heavenly Father, but not the same mama, not the same mama. Their mama is Hagar, Mount Sinai, the law. Our mama is Sarah, amen, amen, the true wife of Abraham, amen. Hallelujah. We are daughters and sons of Abraham and Sarah, amen. Whereas for them, and notice, it's always them persecuting us. But the Bible says that they both share the same father.
Our problem is not coming from the world most of the time. Our problem of persecution is not coming from people who write things about us who are not believers. I mean, there's a portion of that, yes, but most of the time, it is people who share the same Heavenly Father, but not the same mother, amen? And what is God's verdict? What is God's advice? What is God's counsel? What do the Scriptures say about that? What does the Bible say about it? Get rid of the slave, who is that? Hagar, that's Mount Sinai, and her son. "For the son of the slave woman will not share the inheritance with a free woman's son". Very clear. If you are under the law, friend, you cannot share the inheritance. You cannot share the inheritance. It reminds me of the prodigal son. You know, the Bible says a man had two sons. Guess what's the word for sons, huios, two adult sons. Now, he's talking about us believers having the same Father.
Now watch this. When the son who spent his father's inheritance, okay, and he was living in riotous living and in sin, and finally when he came back, he found grace. The father went to him. The father loved him. The father kissed him. Now, had the father gone by the law, the law says a son that does that, all right, must be stoned. It's in the law, in the law of Moses. A son like this must be stoned, amen. But did the father do that? Instead of showering him with stone, he showered him with kisses. He embraced him, killed the fatted calf. And what did the father say? "My son, my huios was dead, and now he's alive. He was lost, and now he's found". The father call him huios.
Now, there was another son, the older brother, right? He was in the field when all this happened. So, when he came back, he heard music and dancing. He had the call on the slaves, all right, one of the servants, and asked him what means this? You know, people who are legalistic don't understand the sound of music and dancing, to celebrate grace, amen, the Father's love. And the servant says, "Your brother came back safe and sound. Your father killed the fatted calf". And he was angry, refused to go in. Remember that? And the father came out. And you know what he told the Father? The Bible says the eldest son, referring to the eldest son, use the word "huios". He's actually a huios. But you know what he said to the father? He was angry. He said to the father, "I served you all these years. I've never broken your commandment". He used the word "never". "And yet," he told the father, "you never gave me a young goat to celebrate with my friends".
Notice, not to celebrate with you my father, but the celebrate my friends. There's no closeness. He had a position of a son, but he didn't possess the spirit of a son. He still had the spirit of slavery. He feels ill at ease in the father's presence. He was law conscious. "I kept all your commandments, and yet you never gave me". In other words, he was trying to qualify for the father's blessings. You know what the father said to him? The father said to him, let's look at that verse. The father says, "Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead". Notice in verse 30, he didn't call him "my brother". He says, "As soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him".
Now, he never said, "my brother". "This son of yours," he told the Father. And the Father says, "Your brother was dead is alive. No, he's your brother, not just my son. He's your brother". And it's a message whereby, you know, in the church today, we need to understand, we're all brothers and sisters, amen. And the reason why you will want to persecute is because although you're a son, you have the spirit of slave. And he says, "I served you all these years. I never brought your commandment. You never gave me", and the father says, "Son, you're always with me. And all that I have, plus the fatted calf, you could have killed it all along. All that I have is yours". Notice the father called him son. The father called him son. Guess what word is this? It is not the word "huios". So, even though he was a son, and the narrative tells us he's a son, here the father says, "child". This is what it says, "Child, you are always with me".
Look at the Young's Literal Translation. And he said to him, "child," teknon in the Greek. "You are always with me and all my things are thine. Right now you're behaving just like a child, my child nonetheless, but a child. I cannot call you huios. I cannot call you son. You're acting like a child, a child this is loved, a child that has my affections nonetheless. And I'm telling you, child, you're always with me, and all that I have is yours". But he cannot enjoy it. You know why he cannot enjoy it? Because you cannot inherit the spirit of a slave. You cannot inherit by trying to qualify for it, by trying to keep God's laws. The very attempt to keep God's laws tells you that you don't understand what it means. In Romans 7, we are dead to the law. As well as Romans 6, we are dead to sin. We are dead. And in Christ we are risen, righteous in him, amen. So that the Holy Spirit does everything in and through us as we rest in him. It is not a lazy life, it's a spirit-directed life, amen. And we do the things that the spirit empowers us to do and not any more than that, amen?
You know what I think, church? Let me tell you this. I think, I believe that a body of Christ is coming to maturity because Hebrews 5 tells us this, it says, "For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles". By the way, this word "first principles" is the same word as in Galatians 4, stoicheion, in reference to the first principles, the ABCs that a child would learn, amen. The law, in other words, the law. We must teach you again what's the first principles. "By this time, you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God. And you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby". In other words, when you hear righteousness, now this will locate you. Would you like to know whether you're a child?
Now, this time it is an experience, not in terms of position. Nepios and what Paul argues about in Galatians 3 and 4 is the position. You were once a nepios under law, now you're a son. But there's also a growth within, right? So, how do you know you've come to sonship? How do you know you have come to sonship, amen? Because when you hear the word of righteousness, what do you think of it? When you hear the word "righteousness," what do you think? Do you think it's something that you must do or something that you receive as a gift? The Bible says the one who is a baby is the one who is unskilled in the word of righteousness. Look at the NET, New English Translation. "For everyone who lives on milk is inexperienced in the message of righteousness, because he's an infant".
The message of righteousness today, my friend, through the gospel is that it's a gift. It's not something that you do. Yes, under the old covenant, righteousness is something that you do, and no one could arrive at it. "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God". That's a gift. So today, when you hear the word "righteousness," it will locate you. If you say, "It's a gift," it tells you you're a son. If you say, "It's something I must do," straightaway it says you're an infant, according to this verse. So friend, I believe, by the way, show them NIV as well. "Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness".
I've shown it in different, different ways to tell you that righteousness is crucial. You must understand righteousness is a gift, amen. The righteous live by faith. The righteous by faith will live, amen. All those who received the gift of righteousness, the Bible says in Romans 5:17, will reign in life. It's a gift. Hallelujah. In this gospel, the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith. What I believe, friend, that's happening around the world is that the body of Christ is coming into maturity. They're having teeth. Like Song of Songs says, "Your teeth is like a shorn sheep come up from the washing, from the waters". It's so beautiful. It's like the body of Christ is now the teeth is coming out, amen. They are being weaned off milk, and they are ready for solid food. I believe it's happening all over the world, amen. They're coming into grace. They're coming into the place of sonship that they already are, amen.
Let's finish by looking at Abraham and Isaac's story here. So the child grew, Isaac, referring to Isaac. "The child Isaac grew and was weaned". That means what? No more drinking just milk, but is now having teeth coming out, amen, and he can eat solid food. And what did Abraham do? The Bible says, "And Abraham made a great feast," by the father of the prodigal, "on the same day that Isaac was weaned". Hallelujah. Such a big deal, amen, back in those days, not just a feast, a great feast. Like the father of the prodigal son threw a great faith, amen, with music and dancing, amen. "And this was the time that Sarah saw the son of Hagar The Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, scoffing," mocking in some translations, laughing in a mocking way at. So, Ishmael was making fun of Isaac. Don't forget, Ishmael is 13 years older than Isaac. So, whatever the age was when Isaac was weaned, he was a child.
In fact, when I was studying this, back in those days, they say that they even wean the child at five years old. They keep the child on milk, and the mother's milk, until five. Now, some of them will be probably be slightly earlier, but whatever it is, Ishmael is 13 years older than Isaac. And he was making fun of Isaac in such a way that Sarah, Isaac's mum, looked at him and she realized if this goes on, he will try to kill him one day or try to take the inheritance from him. And what did Sarah say? "Therefore Sarah said to Abraham, 'Cast out this bondwoman and her son, for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, namely with Isaac". What she said... go back to just now what we read. What did the Scriptures say about that? "Get rid of the slave and her son, for the son of a slave woman will not share the inheritance with the free woman's son".
This is actually from the lips of Sarah, but now it become, what do the Scriptures say? In other words, what she said was of God. God has established that those who are under the law cannot inherit. You cannot inherit healing. That's why you try your best to want to be healed, and you'll find that it's so hard to be healed. Why? You're very trying betrays the fact that you actually trusting in your effort. We cannot inherit anything that God has, why? As long as we are under the law. Wow, friend. And God's heart is so much in it God says, "Get rid of it. Cast out the bondwoman". The word "cast out" is the same word used for casting out devils, amen, amen. Our challenge is now coming from people who share the same Heavenly Father, but they hold on to the law. The law is their mother. And for us, we hold on to grace, amen. And it's not the grace people that are persecuting, those but they who are writing poison emails, who are, you know, putting out things out there.
Friend, it's nothing more than the body of Christ is now coming into maturity. Hallelujah. And what I see and let me close with this. By the way, the word "weaned," all right, Isaac was weaned, you see the word "weaned" down there? "Isaac was weaned". Is this word "gamal". Gamal is the same word as gimel for camel, okay? Camels. Notice the same letters. Now, it's very interesting because the ABCs of the Hebrew alphabet, reading from right to left, aleph, bet, gimel. That's where gamel comes from, is gimel. The Jewish people will tell you it's camel, and also the word for wean. Dalet, door; hei, grace.
Now, when you look at the first two letters, aleph, bet, you have Abba. That's how you spell Abba, amen? Abba, Gimel is the word "wean," right? When Abba weans you, by the way, the word "wean," I must tell you this. Gamel means to deal bountifully, to reward, to supply. Do you hear me? It's not just weaned from milk. It's also the word for ripen, maturity. It's also the word for, gamel is to deal bountifully, to reward, amen. So put them together, ABCs of the Hebrew alphabet. Aleph, bet, is Father; gimel or gamal is, the Father will wean you, all right, and bring you into the door, dalet is the door; hei is grace. Can you see it? It tells you Abba, his name, all right? We're all stepping into the door of grace. We are coming into grace, amen. How? And God is weaning you, God is dealing bountifully. The door, God is opening the door of grace, like a door of utterance.
Paul says, "Pray that the door of utterance be opened unto me, that I may make known the mystery of the gospel". Same thing, God is dealing bountifully, gamel, Abba, gimel, dealing bountifully by opening the door bountifully to grace, hei is grace, hallelujah. Abba, you take the hei, you put in the center of Abba, all right, you have ahav. Can you see that? If you take hei, right, the fifth letter, and you put it in the center of Abba, you have ahav. The very first mention of love in the Bible is when God said to Abraham, Father to father, God says to Abraham, "Take your son, your only son," which is Isaac, "the son that you love". That's the first occurrence of love in the Bible. He's talking about the father's love for his son.
If you don't understand love, people, you must understand the Father's love for his Son. You will never know how much you are loved until you know how much the Father loves the Son, because the Father gave up the Son for you. That's how much the Father loves you. You don't know how much the Father loves you? Look at how much the Father loves his son. Jesus says, "The Father loves me," amen. And here, God is telling Abraham, "Take your son, your only son, the son that you love". So if Abraham is able to do it because he's in covenant, God will give his Son, his only Son, the Son that he loves, for all of us, amen? The second occurrence of love in the Bible, there's also the law of second mention. And the second time love is mentioned, is actually two chapters after 22, Genesis 24, you find the story of Abraham's servant, that is not mentioned there. Some says Eliezer but it's not mentioned in the chapter.
So who is the unnamed servant that don't call attention to himself? The Holy Spirit. He has come to glorify one. Not any church, not any minister, not anyone else, but Jesus. He shall glorify Jesus. And the servant looks for a bride for the son that the father loves. And it's the longest chapter in the entire book of Genesis. And the servant went looking and found Rebekah, amen? Finally, I'm sure that they have nights where, you know, with all her mates and all that, sitting around the campfire, and he with all his servants and all that, he recount the story of how Abraham took Isaac up Mount Moriah and God stopped Abraham and God says, "Now I know you love me, now I know you fear me because you have not withheld your son," right?
So that we can say to God, "Now I know that you love me, because you have not withheld your Son, your only Son, the Son that you love". And how he talked about Isaac so that girl represents, Rebekah represents the bride of Christ, the church, amen. The Bible calls the church the bride. And she never saw Isaac physically, but when she heard the servant. Who is the servant again? A picture of the Holy Spirit. When she heard the servant talk about Isaac, just like right now we are hearing about Jesus, we've never seen Jesus face to face but we hear the Holy Spirit tell us. Even right now, I believe the Holy Spirit is teaching you through me, amen. It is not me, praise God; it's the Holy Spirit that's teaching you all these wonderful truths. I'm not so smart to know this, amen, praise God.
So as the Holy Spirit teaches day by day as she wanders in that wilderness to reach where Isaac was, those nights and all that, the servant would just, over the campfire, start sharing about Isaac, what kind of person he is, until she fell in love with him. By the time she saw him in the field when she arrived, amen, she was in love with him. The Bible says she fell off the camel, amen. She fell off the camel into the arms of Isaac, amen? She was swept off her feet, hallelujah. And that's what's gonna happen to you and I when Jesus comes again in the Rapture. The Bible says he will shout for us in the air and we'll be swept off our feet, friend, and so shall we ever be with the Lord in our new bodies forever young, forever strong, forever healthy, amen. Praise the Lord. More real, the body is more real, than this body, amen, hallelujah. And so shall we ever be with the Lord, amen, hallelujah. And the second mention of love is found in the very last verse of this longest chapter in the book of Genesis: Isaac brought Rebekah into his mother's tent. The mother has passed on. And she became his wife and he loved her, and Isaac was comforted. Our Lord Jesus, the Father's Son, the Father's beloved Son, is now comforted over the rejection of Israel because of the church, amen, amen, hallelujah.
Friend, make sure that we have the same mother, amen? Our mother has got to be Sarah. It cannot be Hagar. And I pray that that has been impressed on you and I pray that today you will say, "Forget that is not my real mother. I was born of grace. I was born of Sarah. And I take my place now, amen, in Jesus's name". Praise the name of Jesus, friend. Right now, if that is you, and you have never made Jesus your personal Savior and Lord, you're gonna be part of this. You're gonna be a son of promise, amen. You're gonna be a full-grown son, right now, the moment you receive the spirit of sonship, when you receive Jesus, you receive immediately the spirit of sonship, amen. So pray this prayer with me right now. Say:
Heavenly Father, I thank you you send Jesus, the Son that you love, to die for my sins on the cross. And I thank you that you raised him from the dead for my justification. When you make me righteous by faith. I thank you, Father, that today I'm righteous, not by what I do, but by the blood of Jesus. I'm righteous in your eyes. It's not what I've done, it's what Christ has done. Thank you, Father, Jesus Christ is my Lord, in Jesus's name.
Now say, "Father," amen. Say, "Father. You are my Father". He's no more God far, far away, amen? Your friends and colleagues might call him God and it might refer to a term, whatever, they use, like, he's always, there's a distance. But, friend, when you pray, "Father," know that he's so near, amen. And he has all the power and all the love for you in his heart to answer your prayer, amen. He comes close when you say, "Abba, Father," amen? Praise the name of Jesus. If you are suffering in any area, physically in your body or whatever, just place your hand on that area right now as I pray for you in Jesus's name, amen. Place your hand. If you don't know where to place your hand, just place your hand on your head, amen. Do it right now.
Now, Father, I thank you, Lord, for the inheritance of healing. Lord Jesus, you said that healing is the children's bread. We take our place right now. We need this bread, Lord, and in the name of the Lord Jesus I send forth this bread, amen, right now, in the name of the Lord Jesus where there is no time and there's no space, Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, friend, be healed right now in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I command that spirit of infirmity to loose you and let you go in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I command healing right now and resurrection life to flow into the body, into the area of weakness, into the area of infirmity and be healed, my friend, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ because he loves you, because you're a son of the Father, amen. You're a child of grace, amen. Receive right now in Jesus's name. Praise the name of Jesus.
Someone's heart valve, I see the valve opening up, amen. There was a problem with your valve and you know it. The doctors have told you that. It's a valve condition. And right now, God is giving you a brand new valve in Jesus's name. You sense strength and energy surging through you right now. You are healed. Go back to the doctor and get a certification and let us know about it, in Jesus's name, amen, amen, amen, praise the Lord. A number of you, you watched this program just now and you had headache. Now it just broke, amen? You are free from it. Praise the name of Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus, thank you, Lord Jesus.
I see a child always being subject to ulcers in the mouth, biting his inner mouth and having problems, in the name of Jesus. You don't know how to resolve this problem, but right now, you know, something small like that can cause, you know, trouble, nights even for the mother, amen. So God has heard your prayer and your child is now healed and even, through the very roots, the tendency to bite, the Lord is delivering him from it, adjusting and healing him in Jesus's name, amen, amen. Praise the Lord.
A woman's womb right now as you heard about Sarah just now, you actually had a cry in your heart, say, "Lord, I want the same miracle". And your womb is now being fruitful, amen. He's doing a transformation right now, a creative miracle in your womb. I don't care what the doctors have said about your womb. Daughter of Sarah, listen. In the name of Jesus, God is now resurrecting your womb, regardless of your age, in the name of Jesus. So throw out this idea about the age thing, amen, and regardless of what... you have sin and all that, throw it all out right now in Jesus's name. The things which are impossible with men are possible with God, amen. Abraham did not consider his wife's womb now dead when she believed God, amen.
So right now, the blessing, amen, the blessing of Abraham is coming on you, daughter of Sarah, in the name of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I speak the creative miracle to your womb in Jesus's name. You'll be able to receive seed, amen, and you'll be fruitful, amen. I see a baby coming into your womb in Jesus's name, amen, amen, amen. Rejoice, O barren, amen. Get ready for that baby in Jesus's name, hallelujah.
Someone's right shoulder is being healed. Move that shoulder right now in Jesus's name, amen, amen, praise the Lord, hallelujah. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Stand to your feet, friends, family, church. How I long to see you all face to face, amen. Lift up your hands wherever you are, if you can, amen. If you're in a place where you can raise your hand, do that. It's an act of faith and surrender, to receive the blessings. It's all we can do, friend. Show up and receive, amen. Such as I have I give you. Praise the name of Jesus.
This coming week, the Lord bless you, you and your families. The Lord bless you with the blessings of father Abraham. The Lord bless you with the blessings of Deuteronomy 28, and the Lord keep you and your loved ones throughout this week from every harm, danger, accident, tragedy. The Lord keep you and your loved ones from the COVID-19 virus in the name of Jesus. The Lord grant you supernatural favor. God increase the favor that is already on your life this coming week. You will see manifestations of favor and you'll remember this prayer, amen? New levels of favor this coming week for you and your loved ones, and the Lord lift up his countenance on you and your loved ones and grant you shalom peace, wellbeing, and wholeness in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and all the people said, "Amen".