Joseph Prince - Come To The Feast Of Healing
Greetings, church. How are y'all doing? Trust that you're doing well, prospering in your soul, in your knowledge of the Lord Jesus, as well as in everything that you do, and being in health, amen. That's what I'm praying for all of you. I pray the 3 John 2 prayer for all of you. That's a prayer that I pray for all of you, even as your souls prosper. And also let us pray over ourselves, the prayer of Ephesians chapter 1, amen, where it says for God to give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. You see, friends, we can try to know the Lord with our effort. In fact, that's what the Bible says, the Word of God says, in the New Covenant. "None will teach their neighbor. Know the Lord, for all shall know me". God says in this new covenant, because of what Jesus has done and accomplished at the cross, right, in this new covenant, "None will teach their neighbor. Know the Lord, for all shall know me from the least to the greatest".
Now, that's so wonderful. In fact, in the Greek, the first word when they're encouraging each other to know the Lord, none will teach each other to know the Lord. For that word "know" there is to know by experience, know by effort, amen. They don't need to teach. Know the Lord by your efforts, why? "Because all will know me". Now, this time the word "know" in the greatest is oida, and oida actually means they will have an internal revelation, amen, their internal revelation. They will know the Lord. Oida is instinctive, amen. It's that from within, hallelujah. Whereas the word "ginosko," know the Lord, know the Lord is by human effort. We are normal in that realm, amen, we know the Lord, why? The next verse tells us, Because, "For I'll be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawlessness I'll remember no more". The reason why we know the Lord intuitively, we know him in an intimate way, is because our sins are forgiven.
That's why it's important that we believe that because how we flow in this knowledge of the Lord, to the extent that you know and realize that you are forgiven of all your sins and God's posture towards you is that he's merciful to your unrighteousnesses and your sins and lawless deeds he'll remember no more. Once you realize that, then you will know him intuitively, amen. You have intimacy with the Lord. And that's why when these areas attack, when people are not settled in understanding that all their sins are forgiven through Christ, amen, they're not established in that, what happens is that their knowledge of the Lord will not be strong, amen. They'll be muddled on the inside. Their perspective of God will be wrong. And that's why the new covenant, if you study carefully, it says that, "I'll do this, I'll do this, I'll do this, and they will experience this". And right away after that it says, because. All this God says, "I'll do because I'll be merciful".
In other words, if we realize that we have forgiven of all our sins and God's posture towards us today is one of grace, amen, not so that we can sin, of course. In fact, right believing will always... believing this actually is right believing and believing the gospel of Jesus Christ will produce right living, amen, holiness, true holiness, that we are created in righteousness and true holiness. That holiness, amen. So, the Bible says that, that everything about the new covenant works, because I'll be merciful to the unrighteousness. So, the clause that makes everything else works in the preceding clauses, right, is actually the one right at the end. So, because we know that our sins are forgiven and all our iniquities and lawless deeds, God remembers no more, we know him intuitively, amen. And once we know him intuitively, we are going backwards. That's how it works. Because we know him intuitively, amen, we know him, the Bible says, He is our God and we are to him, a people.
So, that phrase there denotes the miraculous. When God says, "I'll be their God," like God says of Israel, "I'll be their God, and they shall be my people". So, when God says, I'll be their God, he's like saying in different places, "I'll be their healing God. I'm the Lord that healeth thee, therefore you are to me a healthy people," amen. "I'll be to you, Jehovah Jireh, your provider, and you'll be to me a people that is well provided for", amen, "with more than enough to be a blessing to multitudes". Praise the Lord. So God, when he says, "I'll be to you a God," it denotes the miraculous. "And you are to me a people," above the people of the earth, amen. A people who are watched over, provided for, amen, a people that are healthy, strong. And best of all, a people that is intimate in their knowledge of the Lord, amen. Praise the name of Jesus. And then the verse after that. And because he's to us a God and we are to him a people, amen, therefore the Bible says, God is able to write his laws on our hearts, amen, and put them in our minds.
Notice that God will do it, and it's not us doing it. God will do it. Praise the Lord. And it all hinges in all this, "I will, I will, I will, because I'll be merciful to the unrighteousness". And that clause is so important for us to realize. I'm just excited about the new covenant. I've never gotten over this excitement. And I think until I see Jesus face to face, I'll still be excited. And I'll thank him for inaugurating the new covenant for all of us, amen. And last week, we saw Mount Sinai, which denotes the old covenant, as well as Mount Zion and the contrast which denotes grace, amen, the new covenant. And we saw last week that, prophetically speaking, it was in Mount Zion that God says he will spread a feast.
Let's look at that verse again. "And in this mountain," what mountain is that? Well, the ending of the chapter before this says it's Mount Zion. So, continuing the phrase there, "In this mountain, Zion, shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations". And y'all know I shared this last week about prophetically speaking. You know, in any prophecy, there's always two sides to it. For example, in the Bible says, "Shall a nation be brought forth in one day," referring to Israel that came back in 1948, amen. As soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
Now that is prophetically speaking, referring to Israel coming back as a nation in 1948. We saw that happen, praise the Lord. And that verse, although it's talking about Israel, the primary prophecy is always prophecy, in reference to the future, amen, a natural fulfillment. But there's also a two sides to the prophecy. There's also, like the Bible says, "Know this that the secrets of wisdom is double to that which is". There's two sides to it. And in the natural, you can also practice this. As soon as Zion travails, what is Zion today? The church, amen, the place of the new covenant, amen. Mount Zion is grace, where we are at. As soon as we pray, amen, we bring forth children, amen. We pray souls into the kingdom of God, hallelujah. Remember the Apostle Paul in the Book of Galatians? He actually said this, "O, foolish Galatians". And later on he says this, "I'm travailing in birth again, until Christ be formed in you".
In other words, he never prays this way for the Corinthians. He never prayed, and their sins were more like overt sins, the Corinthians. But for the Galatians, what was their main problem? He didn't talk about the overt sins, but their biggest problem was they are deserting grace for the law, okay? And they have a mixed up, in other words, instead of trusting grace, they're reintroducing the law into their lives. And Paul says, "I'm travailing in birth again". In other words, the word "again" denotes that he used to pray for them for them to be safe. That was when he travailed the first time. But he tells them, "You know what? I'm travailing in birth again until Christ be formed in you". So, "I'm not so sure. I stand in doubt of you," he says. "I'm not so sure. Are you saved or not? If you're saved, I prayed the first time for you to be saved. And now that you are saved, I'm praying again for you. I'm travailing in birth again so that Christ be formed in you," amen. It is the only church that he prayed for in this way, amen.
So, there's a natural sight. As soon as Zion travails, referring to Israel, amen, she brought forth her children. As soon as we pray in the grace of God, amen, by the grace of God in the Spirit of grace, amen, we bring forth souls, amen, souls for the kingdom of God. Hallelujah, amen. Praise the name of Jesus. Now, I want to call your attention. I shared a lot last week about the prophetic fulfillment of this that is to come in the future, but as well as also the natural fulfillment. Now, the prophetic fulfillment of the next line says, "He will destroy in this mountain," what but mountain again? Zion, the mountain of grace, not Mount Sinai, the mountain of law. But he will destroy in this mountain, the face of the covering.
And I shared last week that the face of the covering is the word lot. You know, the nephew of Abraham is called Lot. Literally, it means covering or veil or mask. "The face of the covering cast over all people and the veil that is spread over all nations". Now, this veil is the word "massekah". So, we have two words for veil or mask in the Hebrew. There is the word "massekah," we just read that. And also the the word "lot". There's another one called atah, but these are the two that's used very often, okay? Notice the word "massekah". Today in Israel, if you ask them what is this, how do y'all call the mask in Hebrew? They will tell you massekah. Okay, so in other words, verse 7 tells you God will destroy in this mountain, the face of the covering cast over all people, the mask that is spread over all nations. Never have we seen, all right, such a phenomena where every nation in the world is donning a mask. It's our generation.
So, there is a natural application, but praise be to God, God says he will destroy. Where? In Mount Zion. In other words, we gotta preach the grace of God. We're gotta preach from the Mount Zion, amen, and God will destroy. It's not for us to destroy, God will destroy. Praise the Lord. The face of the covering. If you look at Young's Literal Translation, Young's says, "And swallowed up hath He in this mountain. The face of the wrapping that is wrapped over all the peoples, And of the covering that is spread over all the nations". Now, of course, if you look at in this in the prophetic fulfillment, it is referring to the time of the new covenant when the heart of the people were turned to the Lord. And then the veil that was on them, mentioned in 2 Corinthians chapter 3, it talks about veil on their hearts when they read the first five books of Moses, amen, that veil shall be taken away, amen.
So, that is a greater fulfillment, amen, of this verse, which is the primary fulfillment, amen. But there's two sides to this verse and there's always the natural and then the spiritual. The spiritual is like whenever we look to the Lord, amen, the blinders come off, amen. We see, we see light. Praise the Lord. Maybe there's some area in your life that you are wanting light and wisdom on, amen. Turn to the Lord, amen. Just go into Bible and for Bible study, you know, going through a format without contact with Jesus, won't cut it, amen. Because the Bible is a spiritual book, and you need to have the light from the Lord. And that's why I encourage you all to pray for the spirit of wisdom and revelation, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, amen. Praise the Lord. Now notice where all this will happen, right? It will happen on Mount Zion.
In verse 8, right, after all this happens, it tells you that he will swallow up death in victory. The very same phrase the Apostle Paul used when he talked about the Rapture in 1 Corinthians 15, he quoted this verse from Isaiah 25, verse 8, all right? He quoted from here. That tells us that the preceding verses will happen before the Rapture. And we know the Rapture is very near, amen. So, before the Rapture happens, God talks about the feast, amen, then the destroying of the veil, right, which means God put an end to this pandemic, amen. God destroy this COVID-19 virus, amen, because it is the only one characteristic in history where everyone, all nations have a mask on their face.
Now, I'm speaking that generally, but we have never seen it on such an unprecedented scale ever in history, where nations are identified, this generation, by mask, okay? So, before the Rapture, before he swallows up death and victory, amen, the last enemy, the Bible says, that will be put under our feet is death. Before that will be the destroying of the mask, amen. In other words, putting an end to the pandemic, amen. And then, and I'm speaking in the natural, of course, the destroying is as well. Before the Rapture, amen, a lot of the spiritual blindness will come off and we'll understand the new covenant. We'll understand the centrality of Christ in all the Scriptures, amen. We'll see him. Praise the Lord. And that's gonna happen. Then before that happens, there'll be a great feast.
So, before the destroying of the pandemic, amen, before the destroying of this plague that has come upon us, amen, there'll be a spread, a feast, amen. Look at this feast. I just want to share a bit more that I didn't share last week. I touched on in this mountain, the Lord will make a feast of wines on the lees. And I explained what's wines on the lees. But I want to go to the fat things. He will do a feast of fat things. Notice that, "In this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things".
Notice the phrase, "The Lord of hosts". It's a very interesting phrase. Do you know where this phrase first appears? It appears in 1 Samuel chapter 1, the story of Hannah. Remember her husband Elkanah and, of course, she brought forth Prophet Samuel. Do you know that in that chapter, it's the first time the Lord of hosts appears, this name, the Lord of hosts. And the first person to use this title, the Lord of hosts when she prayed, was Hannah. And she prayed for a baby, right? She said, "O, Lord of hosts". And in Hebrew, Yahweh Tsevaoth, the Lord of the armies, amen. The Lord of the angel armies, one translation says. But it's not just angel armies. The Lord of the armies referred to everything that is at his disposal, amen. He's the Lord of hosts. And it denotes warfare. When this phrase is used, it has the idea of the Lord declaring war against his enemies.
So in other words, if it says, "In this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people," there is a war going on and the war is won by us eating. The war is won, the victory is won by us eating, amen. God will spread a feast and we eat, amen, like the parable the Lord shared in Luke 14. He says, a man made a great supper, amen. A man made a great supper. That's gonna happen in the End Times because during our day, I believe. Because the word "supper," it denotes what? It's not breakfast, it's not lunch, it's supper. It's when things are getting dark, amen, the end of the day. So, in the end times, it's gonna spread a great supper. And that's when he says the last category. I'm so excited about that. He says, go, he tells the servant singular, all right, the Holy Spirit, I believe, is the idea here, amen. He says, "Go into the highways and the hedges".
And I mentioned the last field of ministry will be the hedges. And look at all the countries in the nations of the world now. It's all hedged up. It's all hedged up, amen. Many people can't go out and many people can't go in, amen. It's all hedged up, amen. Now, there's also firewalls of hedging the information, amen, from coming in as well. There are nations doing that. And then, of course, we can talk about the bamboo curtain, China. We can talk about the iron curtain, Russia. The curtains are still there, all right. Now, the fact that the Lord says the last field of evangelism, all right, is hedges is very interesting. It denotes our generation. And then the first group, you know, the time of the apostles in church history, all right, during that time and all that, it's actually the first part of the parable. "Go into the streets and the lanes". It's still very small. Streets and lanes are small, amen. But the next group is actually go into the highways and the hedges.
Highways refer to cities, amen. Cities are connected by highways, super highways. There's also information superhighway, amen. We're all connected, and it's called information superhighway, right? So, the Lord says, "Go into the highways," amen. "Go into the highways and bring the gospel of Jesus Christ. Compel them to come in". Hallelujah, amen. And I said before, you know, God is so good that he even compels us to enjoy his spread. He compels us to be blessed. He compels us, amen, to enjoy wholeness. He compels us to be saved. Hallelujah. Thank you, Lord Jesus. And what is it about man that he needs to be compelled? His heart is so hard, he needs to be compelled. So, we are the generation where he used the word "compelled". The earlier generation, amen, he says to the spirit, the servant, he says, "Go lead them in". The word "lead," not compel. But in the end time, he says compel.
Okay, I shared all that last week, and I just want to show you this as well in verse 6, "In this mountain". So, before the destroying of the pandemic, amen, and before the lifting of the veil, more importantly, that's on people's hearts and minds, you asked me who is the, why is there a veil? I'll tell you that I shared that last week, and it is a devil that has put a veil. In 2 Corinthians 4:4, you'll see that, "whose minds the god of this world, the devil, has veiled," amen. So, but before that, there's gonna be this spread. "And the Lord of hosts will make unto all people of feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined".
Now, I'm gonna share on the wine part because I shared that last week and the symbol of wine as well. But I'm gonna share on this part here that I didn't share last week, a feast of fat things. The word "fat things" is the Hebrew for shemen, shemen where you get gath shemen. Gath means to press, shemen is oil, oil press, Gethsemane. You know, there's a garden called Gethsemane, amen, in Jerusalem, amen, just at the foot of Mount Olives where Jesus went through his agony, right, he sweat blood. That's where they have the olive press, okay? Gath, press. Shemen, oil. So, you have God saying here, a feasts, a mishteh, in Hebrew, of shemenim. Shemenim in Hebrew, plural. Shemenim, a feast of fat things, oil. Hallelujah. Amen.
There'll be an increase of anointing, and we will, just like olive oil, amen, we can drink it in the natural, amen. We will enjoy and feast on this rich anointing that God will spread out on Mount Zion. Again, I remind you, it is in Mount Zion. It is not in Mount Sinai. God has moved mountains. I want to pause here and tell you this because again and again, verse 6 tells us, "in this mountain". Verse 7, "He will destroy in this mountain". We gotta make sure we're on the right mountain to experience all this, okay? Because many people, they are still in Mount Sinai. And remember in Hebrews 12, the Holy Spirit contrasts Mount Sinai and Mount Zion. He says, "You are not come to the mountain that burned with blackness and darkness and tempest".
You know, it's very interesting. When Mount Sinai, actually the timing, when that happened, it was the first Shavout, the feast of Shavout. That's why the Jewish people today, they celebrate Shavout as the giving of the law, not the giving of the Spirit. We celebrate the giving of the Spirit, amen, but Shavuot for them is the giving of the law. And when is the Shavuot? It is usually May or June. It's very interesting that during that time in Mount Sinai, all right, it's very hot. During that time, May and June, it's a very, particularly very hot time of the year. You don't expect lightnings, dark clouds, and tempest. But here when God gave the law, there was darkness, there was tempest, there was thunderings. If you read the original account, you'll find all this there.
And in Hebrews 12, it tells you darkness, tempest, blackness, amen. You will not come to that mountain where there's no brightness. You will not come to that mountain. In fact, it went down to say all the way that even Moses said, "I exceedingly fear and quake at the sight". God commanded that not an animal will touch the mountain. It an animal touched a mountain, it will be thrust through with a dart, or with a javelin. And maybe that is the idea of the fiery darts. When you touch Mount Sinai, amen, the fiery darts will hit your direction, you know? And Moses, he can endure the laws and the demands. And he saw the entire sight, and he heard the command. And the Bible says Moses says even the best of Israel said this, "I exceedingly fear and quake". All right, he was trembling.
And look at this phrase, "I exceedingly fear and quake". And right after that it tells you, "But you have come to Mount Zion". Hallelujah. We are normal on that mountain that burned with darkness and tempest, that mountain that says, "Thou shall not, thou shall not, thou shall not". And we cannot shall not. We keep on doing the very things it tells us not. If not in deed, in our thoughts, in our minds. Because why? By the law is the knowledge of sin. God never gave the law to justify men by. God gave the law so that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world become guilty before God. But thanks be to God, today we are come to Mount Zion, hallelujah, the mountain of grace where the Holy Spirit fell on the day of? Same feast as the giving of the law, feast of Shavuot, the Pentecost, amen. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, God gave the Spirit. And this time, 3,000 people got saved. When God gave the law, 3,000 people died. When God gave the spirit, 3,000 people were saved. Hallelujah. Amen. "You have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels".
Now, let's look at this chart here to help you understand, just a little bit, the contrast. Mount Sinai is a mountain. Mount Zion is a city, amen. In Mount Sinai, there's fire, blackness, darkness. At Mount Zion, the angels, innumerable company of angels is there. The church is there, the Bible says in Hebrews 12. God himself is there. The tempest, you see the tempest, amen. And on Mount Zion, you see righteous men. Who are they? You and I, praise the Lord, that's been washed by the blood of Jesus, amen. We have the righteousness that Jesus has, amen. Jesus is our righteousness. Praise the Lord. The sound of the trumpet, Jesus the mediator. The words of the law, the blood that speaks better things, amen. Praise the name of Jesus. So, we are not under law. We are under grace. Friend, we are not under Mount Sinai. We are under Mount Zion. We are not under law. We are under grace. We are not under demand. We are under supply, amen? Law is always demand. You shall not, you shall not, you shall not. Grace, God says, "I will, I will, I will". He will. And what is left for us to do? Believe that he will.
Now will this cause us to be lazy and ineffective in our assignment from God, amen? In our service to God? No, no, no, no. When God says, "I will do it". Man, when God works, he works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. When God's energies is released in you, when God's dunamis power is released to you and through you, when God channels that through you, man, the things that you do, you're like the burning bush, amen. You are burning, burning, burning, amen. You're on fire, man, yet you are not consumed, amen? You're not burnt out. You keep on burning, shining for the glory of God, hallelujah. So remember this. There's gonna be a feast. A feast before the destroying of the pandemic. There'll be a amazing number of souls being landslide of salvation coming into the kingdom of God, hallelujah. I see that happening, amen. In the Scripture it tells us that, amen. The call is gone, the Spirit of God has gone forth, amen. And God has put all of us online.
The word "compel them to come in," one of the reasons because we're online is because of the word compel, amen. That's the only way. We're all compelled to go online, amen. Why? God wants the message to go through at the push of a button, amen. Not a button, but a touch, you know, amen? Just a touch and you have access to the gospel of Jesus Christ. And God wants all of us to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Not Mount Sinai, Mount Zion. Not old covenant, new covenant. So the souls can be saved, hallelujah.
Now, look up here. God's Word says, "In this mountain", Mount Zion, "shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things". There's gonna be a spread of anointings, amen. And notice, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow. I wanna speak on this: fat things full of marrow. There's also gonna be fat things full of marrow, and this word fat things, again, is the same word shemen which is oil, in the plural, shemanim, all right? And shemanim, full of marrow. What is this, full of marrow? If you study this word marrow, in the Hebrew, it is the word machah. The primary use is not marrow. Machah is actually used for this: blot out, exterminate, wipe out, abolish, and only one time is used as marrow. It can be used as marrow, don't misunderstand, all right? But it is not often used as marrow. It is used for blotting out, exterminate, wipe out, abolish, marrow.
Now listen, friend. On Mount Zion, God's gonna spread an anointing of blotting out, exterminating, wiping out, abolishing, disease, sickness, amen, a lack. Praise the Lord, depression, and the powers of darkness that has oppressed you, your mind, amen? All this time, God say he's gonna wipe it out, praise the Lord, he's gonna exterminate it in your life. There's gonna be a feast of blotting all these things out. Maybe the idea of marrow is there because marrow is where you get your immune system from, okay? Your immune system is basically manufactured in your marrow, so the idea of marrow means to blot out all the invaders that's come into your body that might cause harm, amen. The immune system will swallow it up, amen? And now God's giving us a feast, an anointing, a blotting out, a very rich anointing, amen, an overflowing, a spread of anointing of wiping out.
You know, I was meditating on this recently, and one day after meditating on this, I was just thinking about this feast, how does it look like? This feast of wiping out, this anointing. How does it look like? And I was reading, one morning I got up, and I opened the Scriptures and straightaway my eyes fell on this portion, and it's like God is saying, "You've been meditating on that. I'm showing you how it looks like". Would you like to see it? Amen, this is Jesus and "Jesus departed from there, skirted the Sea of Galilee, and went up on the mountain and sat down there". Now, this mountain is not Mount Zion, but the type of the story is here. "Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus's feet, and He healed them," hallelujah.
So, there was an anointing on Jesus. There was an anointing on him, and we all know that the Father gives him the Spirit without measure. It's a spread, hallelujah. It's an overflowing anointing, amen. So that wherever he is, and any sick person that comes to him, amen, they bring the lame, they bring the maimed, they bring the sick, they bring the blind, amen. He brings the anointing. He is the anointing. He is the feast, amen, that exterminates all this blindness and maim and those who are lame. He just wipes it out, amen, and saves all these people, heals them, and gives them a brand-new life, hallelujah. That's how it's gonna look like, amen. That's what we are gonna experience very soon. It must be in our day and age, but it's incumbent on us to preach that Jesus not only saves, he heals, amen? Amen, not only heals, Jesus protects, especially in the day we live in today. And there are those who preach Jesus saves. Guess what? People get saved, but there are people, many a times, who don't get healed if you just preach Jesus saves, amen.
You must preach the full gospel of Jesus Christ, amen, amen, where people can see not only this is the part where they hear faith comes. And we know that without faith it's impossible to please God. Faith is the currency of heaven, amen. That woman who received healing from Jesus, Jesus turned around and says, "Your faith made you well". Now, obviously, the power is all Jesus, but he gave her the credit of "Your faith made you well". So, in other words, whatever we hear, faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God. Whatever we hear, we have the faith for, and that's why we need to preach Jesus saves, Jesus heals, Jesus protects, amen? Jesus prospers, amen? Praise the Lord. Jesus will grant you a family where there's light in all your dwellings, amen? A wonderful family life, amen, like days of heaven on the earth, pertaining to family life, amen?
In Deuteronomy 11. So we see here a picture of what can happen, amen. What will happen, I should say, amen, in these days when Jesus spreads out an anointing, a shemanim, a rich anointing, an overflowing anointing, to exterminate that disease that the doctor says you've been diagnosed with, amen. There's gonna be anointing that will exterminate it, amen. There's gonna be a blotting out of all your debts, hallelujah, amen. Even your physical debts, if there is, amen. He's gonna exterminate it, hallelujah, amen. He's gonna eradicate it, hallelujah. Everything that came as a result of the Fall will be blotted out, hallelujah. Will be abolished, and the last one will be death. He's gonna abolish death itself, hallelujah. So we are in these days, amen. Praise the name of Jesus. Aren't you excited? I am. I'm so happy to be living in these days, amen? But it's so vital for us to remember that all this happens where? In this mountain. The Lord emphasized that more than once. In this mountain, I'm gonna do this. In this mountain, I will do that, okay?
So it behooves us then to make sure that we are established on Mount Zion. In fact, the Bible tells us that there's gonna come a shaking in the last days. It's mentioned in Hebrews 12. And this shaking comes right after it talks about Mount Sinai and Mount Zion, which I alluded to just now, but right at the end, the whole purpose is this: on Mount Sinai is shaking, amen, and this shaking is referring to things that are manmade. Everything that's manmade, it says, "Now this, 'Yet once more,' indicates the removal of those things," right after he talks about Mount Sinai and Mount Zion, the contrast, he says this: Yet once more. God says I'm gonna shake the heavens, not just the earth, the heavens and the earth, indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken as of things that are made. In other words, manmade things. "That the things which cannot be shaken", God-ordained things, may remain, amen?
So that's why the shaking is going on right now all over the world. Everything that can be shaken is shaken, amen. Whether it's the area of business and commerce, the way we do, you know, our economy of the worlds and the nations and all that has all changed. Everything has changed. Even entertainment has changed. You know, you can't go to just any stadium and all that. Everything is shaken, every department is shaken, why? So that the things which cannot be shaken may remain, amen? Doesn't mean that there'll be no more sports, no more finances, and all that. It just refer to that, if those things are built, amen, on the kingdom of God, they will not be shaken, amen. Anything that is manmade is gonna be shaken. Anything that man put his trust in will be shaken so that things which is of God cannot be shaken. It will remain. Praise the Lord.
So this whole purpose of shaking so that when all the shaking is finished, amen. The things that are of God remain stable, solid, hallelujah. Next verse tells us: "Therefore," because of the shaking, so that things that cannot be shaken may remain, "Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken," notice that? Let us have what? Let us have holiness? No, grace comes before holiness. "Let us have grace by which", by this grace, "we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear". Sometimes we put reverence and godly fear ahead of grace. We forget that it's by grace. "And let us have grace, by which". Let us have grace by which. Only by grace can we serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear, amen. That must be established. Grace must come first.
If we just focus on reverence and godly fear, and about holiness, amen, we might end up doing these things in a servile spirit, amen? The very thing that the Bible says we are delivered from, "You have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, you receive the Spirit of sonship". There's no Spirit of sonship by just focusing on this. The Spirit of sonship comes by grace, amen, "and it's only by grace we can serve God acceptably with reverence," true reverence, and godly fear, true godly fear, amen? So grace has got to be there. We're receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken. Let us have grace, amen.
Now, Prophet Elijah, one of the greatest prophets in the Old Testament, the Bible says that after a great victory, y'all remember how he was depressed because Jezebel said she's going to kill him, and he ran away. He ran for his life. But where did he run to? Where did he run to? He ran all the way to Mount Sinai, Mount Horeb. It's the same mountain. He went to Mount Sinai, and at Mount Sinai the Bible says God came to him and this is what God asked him. There he went into a cave there in Mount Horeb or Mount Sinai. "He went into a cave and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him and he said to him, 'What are you doing here, Elijah?'" "What are you doing here, Elijah"? Interesting question. God asked Elijah, "What are you doing here in Mount Sinai, Elijah"?
You know, if you look at other prophets and all that, you don't find God saying, "What are you doing here"? The fact that God opened up, his opening statement to Elijah is, "What are you doing here, Elijah"? Amen? There's something here that begs the answer from Elijah that God might be satisfied with because there's no way Elijah can give an excuse on this one. He's not supposed to be back at Mount Sinai. Amen. But because of his discouragement, he went back to Mount Sinai. There's something for us to learn. Whenever we are discouraged, whenever we feel, you know, depressed, the tendency to fall back into legalism, to fall back into our own human effort is strong. What are you doing here? What are you doing trusting your own efforts again? Amen. "Seeing me as a God who is demanding, demanding instead of a God who is supplying. What are you doing here, Elijah"? I believe the Lord is asking you this question as well. "What are you doing here? Why do you see me as a Father who is demanding, demanding, demanding from you and not lift a finger to help? Why is your vision of me in that way"? Amen?
Remember the parable of the talent and one of them buried the talent? All right, talent... it's not our idea of gift. Amen. "This boy got a talent for sports". Not that kind of talent. Talent is a talent of silver, a talent of gold. It's money, okay? He buried that in the ground, and when the Lord asked for accountability he says, "I know you're a hard man". He told the Lord, "I know you're a hard man". Notice, your perception of the Lord will cause you not to be a good steward, not to serve him. Amen? To hide what he has given to you. Amen. Even to hide yourself from him. Amen.
So every time, you know, someone will, a servile spirit like a legalistic spirit, a spirit of the old covenant, you know. We must not have the spirit of old covenant. Whenever they come to God, they have this fear. You know, they look at God as demanding. They look at the ground they are on as holy ground. They feel like they are more conscious of God's demands and where they are falling short. Therefore, they increase and double up on their efforts to try to please God. God doesn't like it, and God will ask you, "What are you doing here, this ground that you have taken"? What are you doing here, Robert? What are you doing here, Mary? What are you doing here, bro? What are you doing here, my friend? I'm asking you this question because God is asking you this question. "What are you doing here at Mount Sinai"? Amen? "Oh no, pastor. We got to understand that the laws are still for today". No, no, no. Holiness that comes from being under grace is greater than the law. All right? I'm not saying, you know, we're not under law means we are lawless. No way. Amen?
In fact, when you are not under law, grace operates in you. Praise the Lord. The law says thou shall not kill. Amen? Grace will cause you to love, amen, and to forgive. Amen. Just because you don't kill doesn't mean you don't have unforgiveness in your heart or bitterness in your heart, but according to the law you are fine because you didn't kill. Or the law said thou shall not commit adultery. Amen. As long as I don't jump into a bed with another woman other than my wife, I have kept the law. But God's holiness that comes under grace is greater. It causes you to fall in love with your wife that you have no desire for any other. Amen. God will work that in you. It is God who works in you. When God is supplying, God is working, that's what happens. Amen. You have true holiness. Amen. The law says thou shalt not steal. Amen? As long as I don't steal, amen? I can be very stingy, I can be a very stingy fellow. Amen. I don't help the poor. But as long as I don't steal, I've kept the Ten Commandments? No, friend. Under grace, it makes you want to give. It makes you want to give. Amen, amen.
It's like Luke 18 and 19. Luke 18, you have the rich young ruler. Jesus gave him the law. He can hardly give up $1. Amen. He walked away sorrowful. The next chapter, and I believe the Holy Spirit put them in this divine order, amen, so that we can see law and grace. The next chapter is Zacchaeus on a tree, and Jesus gave him no laws. Jesus says, "Come down, Zacchaeus. I must eat at your house". And guess what? His heart opened. He became generous. Everything about him opened. His wallet opened. His house opened. His family opened. Best of all, his heart was opened. Praise the Lord. He became generous under grace. Amen, amen. We need to see these people. We need to be truly under grace. We're going to have one foot on Mount Sinai and one foot on Mount Zion so that I'm a balanced Christian. And those who preach grace, all right, hyper grace, they are people who are just grace alone kind of thing. No, no. We got to have both. Amen? Or else we cannot be holy.
You know, Mount Sinai, another place in Galatians likened to Hagar, all right, that slave girl, remember that Hagar who produced Ishmael, amen, for Abraham? And what the Bible says, "Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman". Strong language. Amen. God says you cannot have anything to do with, and that picture there is not a woman. Don't misunderstand me. The picture there is a type. God is talking about Mount Sinai. God is saying, "Whatever comes out Mount Sinai don't touch it". Amen. Even an animal that touches Mount Sinai it will die, and we are still going back to Mount Sinai. We don't esteem the law properly. We think the law is capable. We can manage it. We can handle it. No, no, we can't. And that's why we need a savior. The law is given so that every mouth may be stopped and all the world become guilty before God, but the holiness that comes under grace is so much greater. It's true holiness. It's genuine holiness, the fruit of the Spirit, which includes self-control. Self-control is the fruit. Hallelujah. Praise the name of Jesus.
So being under grace is vital for us, amen. I want to show you this also from... by the way, you know what Elijah said to God? He said to God, "I'm here because, you know, I've been very zealous for you. You know, your people, the children of Israel, they have left your covenant, they tore down your altars. You know, they forsake your covenant, tore down your altars, and kill all your prophets with a sword. Even I alone am left". And you know what God did? God allowed him to experience on Mount Sinai a strong wind, a strong wind that hit the mountain and the mountain quaked again, right? And then it ran the rocks, but the Bible says the Lord was not in the strong wind. And then right after the strong wind there was a fire, and the Lord was not in the fire. There was an earthquake, and the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after that, a still small voice, a still small voice. That's grace. You see, the first; earth, wind, fire all refers to his life, his ministry. Amen? There's fire, there's earthquake, amen, and there's a lot of outward, overt displays of power in Elijah's ministry. But God is saying, "I operate through grace". Amen?
Now, because of his role as a prophet those things ought to be, but his ministry is characterized by the earthquake, by the fire. He called down fire on Mount Carmel. Remember that? And the strong wind. Again, we see that at the end, of God called down, I mean, he called down a fire. We see that there's a strong wind that brought the rain. Friend, his ministry, when God's heard his voice, that still small voice, when he heard that voice, the Bible says he wrapped himself in a cloak. Amen? And then God asked him again, "What are you doing here"? God asked him twice, "What are you doing here, Elijah"? And he gave the same answer again. Do you know that the apostle Paul quoted him in Romans and where Paul says that, he actually interceded or he prayed against Israel. "God has not cast away his people whom he foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel". Not for. He wasn't interceding for, he was pleading with God against Israel saying, "Lord, they have killed your prophet," what I shared just now.
Now, God doesn't like that. God doesn't want us to like, even though these things are true, yet God doesn't want us to badmouth this nation of Israel. Amen? You know what happened to Elijah? Immediately right after he repeated again, you know, "They forsake your" And God said to him, "Go your way. Anoint so and so as king. Anoint so and so, right, as a king. And then anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah. Anoint him to take your place". In other words, straight away he was replaced, right? Because God doesn't appreciate us making intercession against his people. We should be making intercession for his people. So in this case, Elijah failed. Amen? But on Mount of Transfiguration, Moses appeared, Elijah appeared. Amen? And Jesus was there. So beautiful. And, you know, Moses represents the law, Elijah represents the prophets. Amen? And Peter, James, and John were there. Peter means stone. James means supplant or replace. John means grace. The stone has been replaced by grace. Hallelujah.
And Jesus was there, and Peter was afraid. It was a season of the feast of booths, tabernacles. It says, "Let us make three booths, Lord. It's good for us to be here. Let's make three booths. One for you. One for Moses. One for Elijah". He's trying to put Jesus on the same level as the law and the prophets. A bright cloud overshadowed them and God said, "This is my beloved son. Hear him". Not hear the law and the, "Not hear them, hear him". Singular. The moment he put Moses and Elijah, Moses and Elijah withdrew. They left. Christ must have the preeminence. Amen? And they were so afraid. And next thing they know a pair of hands touched him, and the Bible says he raised him up. Is he expecting a rebuke from Jesus? Jesus says, "Fear not. Fear not". I love it. He told him, "Fear not". He raised him up, and that's the word of grace. The Father just said, "This is my beloved son. Hear him. Hear him".
I know it's a generic hearing all throughout our life, but what would Jesus say, right after the Father says, "Hear Jesus," what would Jesus say? Jesus said, "Fear not". That's the word of grace. It is not a demand, all right, that you measure up. It's a assurance. Amen? A comfort, words of grace. Fear not. Hallelujah. And the Bible says when he looked up, he saw no man but Jesus only. Praise the name of Jesus. When God called Moses... remember Moses? We talked about Elijah. Look at Moses now. And when God first called him, remember, Moses represents the law. Amen? And God gave the law to Moses on Mount Sinai. Literally, God gave him the two stones, right? And Moses represents the law. John 1:17 tells us the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Amen. Very clear. The law was given to a servant. Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ the son. Amen. The law is characterized by demand, grace is characterized by supply. Amen.
So every time we are demand-minded, demand-minded, we put, you know, stress on ourselves and we think God is doing this demanding and we get depressed, remember this. It's not God. You are now actively under the law. Amen? And the law only brings a curse, but under grace we are supply-minded. Amen? We receive his supply. Hallelujah. The first time God appeared to Moses was in a burning bush. You all know the story. Let's follow the story in closing and see what we can learn from here. "Moses was tending the flock of Jethro". All right? And where was he? "He led the flock to the back of the desert and came to Horeb". Horeb is Mount Sinai, the mountain of God. "And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire". So the angel of the Lord appeared to him. In other words, it was not hidden. It wasn't something that, you know, the angel was there but refused to show himself. He appeared to Moses in a flame of fire from where? "From the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, 'I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.'"
Now, very interesting. He's now turning aside from the angel in the midst of the fire, which I will show you that this angel is the Lord himself, the Lord Jesus Christ, the angel of the Lord. Amen. The angel doesn't mean many of the innumerable company of angels one of them. No, no. The angel of the Lord refers to the Lord Jesus Christ in his pre-incarnate appearance here. "I will now turn aside and see this great sight". Now he got distracted from seeing Jesus, who appeared to him in the bush; and he got distracted by the bush, why the bush is not burning. "So when the Lord saw that he turned aside," he's getting distracted from the main person, "aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, 'Moses, Moses.' And he said, 'Here I am.'"
Notice God called him from where? From the midst of the bush. Just now we saw the angel of the Lord appeared where? From the midst of the bush, and now God called him from the midst of the bush. That tells me the angel of the Lord here is divine. It is one of the divine persons, amen, of the triune Godhead. Praise God. It's Jesus himself because God called him from the midst of the bush, amen. "Then he said, 'Do not draw near this place.'" God said, "Do not draw near this place". That's the first thing you need to understand, all right? Yeah. This story is all amazing truths for us to see for Moses, the first time God spoke to him. This is the first time God spoke to him, all right? And what did God say? "Do not draw near this place".
Now, when Jesus shared the parable of the prodigal son, remember that? The son, you know, went to a father and told his father, "Give me my share of inheritance. I can't wait for you to die". In other words, all right, "I want my share now". So the father divided his inheritance among his two sons, and the younger son went to a far journey with the inheritance and then spent his time in riotous living. And when his money ran out his friends also ran out on him, and then he was poor and he started looking for food and someone hired him to feed the pigs. And then down there, he came to his senses and said, "In my father's house there's bread enough and to spare".
Don't you forget, child of God, in your Father's house there's bread enough and to spare. Out there you are settling for morsels, you're settling for handouts. Amen? In the Father's house there's bread enough and to spare. Amen? Don't need like God's house. Praise the Lord. Don't need like tuning in every Sunday. Praise the Lord. Amen. Why? This is a Father's house. Hallelujah. Amen. We are all coming together to hear the Word from the Father. This is the bread that fits you, and there's bread enough and to spare. As well as finances, amen, it's wrapped in today's vernacular as bread. "You got some bread, bro"? You know, bread, human supply; supply characterized by bread. There's bread enough and to spare. Hallelujah, amen?
And he came to his senses, and he said this. He had a rehearsed speech. "I'll go to my father and I'll say, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and earth. I'm no more worthy to be called your son. Just make me one of your hired servants,'" okay? And with his rehearsed speech, he went to his father. He's quite smart because he knows that even the hired servants have bread enough and to spare, amen? They eat well in the father's house. So he want to be a hired servant just to feed his stomach. He never dreamed the father will welcome him back, right? But on his way back, the Bible says this, all right? "He arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him".
Now, who is sharing this story? Our Lord Jesus. So this father here is referring to his Father, God, and this is his posture under grace, amen? The son had sin. No doubt about it. He has broken more than one of the Ten Commandments, okay? No doubts about it, okay? Yet the father saw him, under grace had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. But to Moses under law, what did God say? Now, the law wasn't given just yet, but Moses represents the law. The idea is still the same here. "Do not draw near this place," amen? But for the prodigal son, the father represent our Father in heaven. Praise the Lord. Our Father will run to you the moment you take one step towards him, amen? But under law it says, "Don't come near. Don't come near me". But under grace God doesn't even wait for you.
You know, grace doesn't say, "You come near to me now. You can come". It's not even that. It supersedes that. The father ran to be near the son. That's grace. Under the law, "Don't come near," amen? Under grace the father ran to be near the son. And how near? He lavished kisses on him. Embraced him and kissed him, and the Greek there is repeatedly kissed him, all right? Back to Moses again. So the first thing, "Do not draw near this place". Second thing, "Take your sandals off your feet". Now, in the prodigal son's story, what happened when he came back? When he came back, the father said to his servants, "Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet".
So the law says, amen, "Take off your shoes". In other words, you have no right to stand. You have no standing, amen? Sandals represents possession in those days, amen? Like story of Ruth, you know, the house of the man whose shoe was loosed, you know. You lose your inheritance, your sandals, amen? You have no right to stand. Amen? "Take off your sandals". But under grace, amen, the father says, "Put sandals on his feet. He has a right to stand in front of me". Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Hey, even the sandals were put on him. He doesn't have to put on his own sandals. Grace doesn't say, "All right, you can have sandals now, but you got to put it on," amen? No, it's done for him. Somebody puts sandals on his feet, put sandals on his feet. Hallelujah, amen? Back to Moses again. And the third thing God said to Moses...
Now, don't forget this is the first time God is speaking to Moses. So the first words he hear is, "Do not draw near. Take your sandals off, for the place where you stand is holy ground". The place where you stand is holy ground. Friend, the reason don't draw near, the reason take sandals off your feet is because the place you're standing is holy ground. But under grace if the father say to the son, "Don't come near me. The place you're standing, we are standing now is holy ground," the son will never make it home. He will never be brought home. He cannot stand in front of the father, let alone wear the sandals on his feet. No way. You know what ground we are standing on? Grace. Does that mean there is a conflict between grace and holiness? No, friend. Grace is the essence. It is the gospel. It's never said holiness is the gospel. It's not the gospel of holiness. It's never said that. It's always the gospel of grace and peace, amen?
So holiness is the nature of God. God is holy, amen, and we are to be holy as God is holy. But even in the exhortation, you keep on reading, it says hope to the end for the grace that will come to you in the revelation of Jesus Christ, amen? You cannot be holy without the grace of God. Just like we read just now, let us have grace by which we can serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. So there's no conflict. In fact, God's holiness because of what Jesus did at the cross, he bore our sins. He who knew no sin, did no sin, in him is no sin became sin at the cross with our sin so that we who know no righteousness, in us is no righteousness can become the righteousness of God in Christ. The divine exchange at the cross. Because of what Christ has done, today we are standing on family ground, amen, on grace ground.
Does that mean God has less holy now? No, his holiness is always the same, but his holiness is now on your side. In other words, if you believe that God forgives you of all your sins, God's holiness is pleased with you, amen? In other words, God's holiness demands the acquittal of the one that puts his trust in Christ, because God's holiness at the cross punished the Lord Jesus Christ for all our sins. So today, if you put your trust in Christ, God's holiness is on your side demanding your acquittal, demanding your justification, demanding your blessing, amen? "Be ye holy, for I am holy," amen? That's how it should be seen, the whole context then. Peter is talking about grace, hallelujah, and he ends up his epistle by saying, "Grow in the grace," amen, "and in the knowledge of our Lord and Jesus Christ". The only way to grow is to grow in grace. When we have grace, we can truly serve God with reverence and godly fear. When you are in the new man, amen, it's created in righteousness and true holiness, amen? Amen. Praise the name of Jesus.
You know, it's like people think that there's a fight between law and grace. There's no fight, my friend. There's no fight. Just remember this, all right? The cross reconciles. Righteousness and peace has come together, amen? God's demands and peace has come together, amen? Mercy and truth kiss each other. Hallelujah. Praise the name of Jesus. At the cross, all the attributes of God are glorified. Even the law is magnified. How? By the death of Christ. Not by the keeping of it, by the death of Christ he has fulfilled the entire law, amen, therefore bringing us out from under the law and under his grace, amen? Praise the name of Jesus. You know, it's very interesting that one of the first times when Peter met Jesus, he actually was, you know, mending his net and sitting by the side, and the Lord borrowed his boat to preach to the crowd.
And right after that the Lord says, "Launch out in the deep and let down your nets for a draught". And he did. He actually did it. "At your saying, I will let down the net". At first he was hesitant, but he says, "At your word, I'll let down the net," amen? That's the secret, isn't it? "At your word, I will let down the net". And the Bible says he received such a net-breaking, boat-sinking load of fishes that when he received the blessing, all right, he fell before Jesus, and this time he realized who that man was that spoke to him, "Launch out into the deep". It is the Lord himself. And what did he say to the Lord? "Depart from me. I'm a sinful man". One of the first times Peter met Jesus, his feeling towards Jesus was what? He was more conscious of Jesus's love or Jesus's holiness? "Depart from me. I'm a sinful man". It was Jesus's holiness. That's why it's a natural thing for even sinners to be conscious of God's holiness. That's why they shun God. They know that God is holy, amen?
If an angel appears even, they will shun him, why? They know he's holy, amen? So it's natural. The flesh knows God is holy and will find means to avoid that holiness. So it's no achievement to know deeper about the holiness, my friend. It is to know his love that God wants us to know. It's not natural for men, not natural for the flesh to want to experience his love, to know his love, and yet we have put holiness above love and there is no conflict between the two. Amen?
Now, fast forward a few years later. Peter has denied knowing Jesus, amen, with cursing and swearing even, and now he's back doing fishing again, right? And the Lord walk by the shores of Galilee. He's risen from the dead, amen? And the Lord walk by the shores of Galilee, and he call out to them, "Children, do you have any food"? They says, "None". And he says, "Throw your net on the right side and you will find". And they did so. And this time they got so much fish, but this time the nets didn't break. And they dragged it all the way to the shore. But before this happen, notice what happened to Peter. The Bible says John was the first one to say, "It is the Lord". When Peter realized it was the Lord that's walking on the beach, Peter jumped into the water to go straight to the Lord.
Now, friend, what is he conscious of about the Lord, his holiness now, or his love for him? If he was conscious of the Lord's holiness, he would jump the other side of the boat, away from him. Like, you know, one of the first times he met Jesus, he actually said, "Depart from me. I'm a sinful man," amen? He would depart from Jesus. He was conscious of Jesus's holiness. Is Jesus less holy then? No. When he healed the blind, touched the leper, was he less holy? No, he's a thrice holy God manifest in the flesh. But he was conscious of the Lord's love, and that's why he jumped into the water to go to the Lord, amen? And yet so many times because of our religious, you know, the flesh likes to be religious, right? Religious doesn't mean spiritual, amen? Spiritual is from the spirit. But the flesh, you know, try to, you know, like talk about holiness all the time because it knows holiness is demand-oriented.
So people the more they try, the more they fail. The more they try, the more they fail. And there are people say, "Forget about it. The Christian life is not for me," amen? The whole premise is wrong. We don't start with holiness. We start with the love of God, we continue with the love of God, and holiness is the result of walking in love knowing more about his love. You know what is the secret of being full of God? The Bible says in Ephesians to pray this prayer. We talk about the first prayer in chapter 1. There's another prayer in Ephesians that tells us to pray that we might know the length, the depth, the breadth, the height, and to know the love of Christ. Not to know your love for him. No, no, no. To know his love for you. "To know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge that we", notice the result, "that we might be filled with all the fullness of God", amen? And friend, God wants that for you, to be filled with the fullness of God. Isn't that true holiness? Amen? Praise the Lord.
So there is no conflict, friend, amen, under grace, but grace comes first. Hallelujah. Grace comes first. It doesn't mean we abandon grace later on because we are more mature; therefore we go into holiness. No, no, friend. Even the fleshly person, the carnal person out there knows God's holiness, and that's why they avoid him, amen? But they are all reconciled in the person of Jesus Christ. Just don't have this sense of holiness that makes you pull away from Jesus, amen? When he was on earth, amen, the people flocked to him. These people were sinful people, and they came to him, amen, and yet all of them received from him. Every one of them were healed, the Bible says, amen? Those that came to him. Not everyone in Israel, all those that came to him, they were healed. So will you, my friend. The feast is spread. Are you ready to partake? Amen? Praise the name of Jesus.
If you have never been saved, this is a great opportunity for you, amen, right now to pray this prayer and say, "I want that salvation. I want to know that all my sins are forgiven. I want to be under God's grace, amen? I want to know that from now on God's disposition towards me is one of unconditional favor and everlasting love, amen? A Father to me. I want that". If that is you, my friend, pray this prayer with me right now from your heart. Say:
Heavenly Father, I thank you. You send Jesus Christ to die for my sins on the cross, and I thank you that you raised him from the dead. Father, Jesus Christ is my Lord and my Savior, and I thank you that all my sins are put away by his blood. I thank you that I'm now your child. You are my Father. I'm standing on grace ground, favor ground. Favor that is not deserved by me, but I receive it anyway. Hallelujah. Thank you, Father, that your position towards me, Lord, is always of showing me favor and grace. From now on, everywhere I go, Lord, I expect to see, Lord, the effects of your favor on my life. Thank you, Father God. In Jesus's name, amen.
Hallelujah. Thank you, Jesus. Therefore, been justified by faith, you now have peace with God, amen? Not only that, through our Lord Jesus Christ, but also you have access into this favor by which we stand. You are now standing on favor ground, favor that cannot be deserved by your works, but you are on that ground anyway as a gift through Jesus Christ, amen? Praise the name of Jesus, friend. Welcome to the family of God. Praise the name of Jesus. And I want to pray for those of you who are not feeling well or you've been diagnosed with something that you want prayer for. Right now, you know, just believe, amen? There's a spread of anointing before you, and it's the anointing that destroys the satanic yoke, whether it's depression, whether it's sickness. It's the anointing that destroys the yoke. Just place your hand upon the area right now in the name of Jesus.
Thank you, Father. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I come against that disease, and I come against that sickness in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I command that sickness and that disease to loose your body and let you go free. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, be healed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ from the crown of your head to the very soles of your feet, amen? Receive it. Thank the Lord, amen? Thank you the Lord that you are receiving it right now in Jesus's name, amen?
Friend, you are made every whit whole in the name of the Lord Jesus, amen, amen, amen? Praise the Lord. Thank you, Jesus. Stand to your feet if you can, church. I trust you can if you are watching this from home, amen, which we should always endeavor to watch together if we can as a family or at least watch from home where you can be undistracted. Praise the Lord, amen? Thank you, church, for tuning in every Sunday, for keeping yourself always, amen, in the Word of God, knowing that it is the Word of God that will prosper you in every area of your life. Praise the Lord.
Now, this coming week the Lord bless you, and the Lord keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be favorable to you. The Lord lift up his countenance on you and grant to you and all your families his shalom peace, well-being, and wholeness in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen?
I'll see you again. God bless you.