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Joseph Prince - How To See Accelerated Breakthroughs In 2022


Joseph Prince - How To See Accelerated Breakthroughs In 2022
Joseph Prince - How To See Accelerated Breakthroughs In 2022
TOPICS: Breakthrough, Vision

Welcome to the Year of Rest and Acceleration! I believe it is going to be a very special year for you. The things that you have asked God for that is scriptural, that is grace based, that you have not seen the manifestation thereof, or the harvest thereto, will manifest and manifest fast. Manifest in an accelerated way this year. I am excited about that and best of all, the Lord is not telling us we got to do more or labor more but rest in Him. In fact, we saw how labor, man’s flesh coming in, can bring death. So, we rest in the Lord and yet, the Lord, you know, there is no one more active than our Lord Jesus Christ. If you look at all the Gospels, if you read with an open heart, you read Jesus in all the Gospels, you’ll find… you will not find a man more restful and yet He accomplished everything in three and a half years. And on that cross, when He cried, “It is finished.” It is finished. All sins forgiven. The law magnified. The devil vanquished. Jesus victorious. Amen?

And in that victory, we, you and I, we share that same victory. We are joint heirs with Christ, and what He did on the cross is not for Himself. He did it for you and I. So, we rest in what He has done. And while we are resting, it does not mean that, you know, the mentality of the world… and that’s why the Bible says, “Be not conform to the… to the world.” In other words, don’t think like the world, the system of the world. The world thinks like, if you don’t… you don’t look out for number one, you don’t rush, you don’t get to the first place, others will get there. You know, you got to do it fast, you make money fast or the opportunity will pass by you. You got to do it fast.

And things like this - this is the philosophy and the principle of the world. It is the spirit of the world, but the Bible says, “We have received not the spirit of the world but the Spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” What the people are pursuing with all their labour, with all their stress, you know, anxiousness and laborious toil, we get freely given to us of God. Hallelujah! You know, the Lord will never short-change you. The Bible says… He says, “I am the Lord thy God, who teacheth you to profit, and leads you in the way you should go.” Amen. And you will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way. Walk you in it.” And all the paths of the Lord are paths of peace. Paths of pleasantness. Praise the Lord. Thank You, Lord Jesus. Amen. Amen.

And I believe that this year, as you rest more and more in Him and in His finished work, you will see the accomplishment, the harvest of that finished work in your life, manifesting in an accelerated way this year. Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! Thank You, Lord Jesus. And this theme of the year, when the Lord gave it to me for this year, it’s got to do with Amos chapter 9, the rebuilding of the tabernacle of David. And I find it interesting that there is a little, you know, I know that people say that the chapters are not inspired. You know, but God is sovereign. He can just put chapters in the way He wants to. You know, there are 22 chapters of… Chapter 22, in the Bible. When you look at the 22 chapters, it’s all got to do with Jesus.

For example, Genesis 22, “Abraham brought his son to Mount Moriah. And there, God says in that mountain of the Lord, God called himself Jehovah Jireh, and Abraham said, ‘In the mountain of the Lord He shall be seen.’” And Jesus says, “Abraham rejoiced to see My day.” So, the entire thing about God telling Abraham to offer his son, alright, on Mount Moriah, in Genesis 22. This is the year 2022. Right? But even if you look at that chapter 22, it is all about Jesus. God was pointing to the greater Son, His own Son, His only begotten Son, the Son that He love, that He will give on that same mountain, amen, on that same Mount Moriah, just the highest range of Mount Moriah is Calvary, where Jesus was crucified.

So, praise the Lord. If you look at Psalms 22, Psalms 22 is just before Psalms 23, the famous shepherd psalm – “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” But what commences Psalms 22? It begins like this. “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” And Jesus cried those words at the cross. Amen. It was a declaration that He was forsaken because there and then He became our sin bearer, He became our sin offering, and He bore all our sins and your sins and my sins. In and of Himself He knew no sin, He did no sin, and in Him is no sin. But He received our sin and became our sin offering on that cross. And the reason that God forsook Him is found in the next verse, it says… after it says, “My God, why have You forsaken Me?”, He justifies God. He vindicates God. Oh… you know I love Jesus’ Spirit. He’s always looking to glorify the Father. He says, “But Thou art holy, oh thou that inhabits the praises of Israel.”

So, God cannot look upon sin and God turned His back. As God, He turned His back. As Father, He was never more pleased than He was with Jesus at that moment, because the Bible says, “Therefore…” Jesus said, “Therefore, doth my Father loved Me because I laid down My life.” So, Jesus was never more pleasing. If you look at all the offerings in the book of Leviticus, and there are 5 offerings there depicting the person and the work of Jesus Christ on that cross, you’ll find that… Many of the offerings that goes up after it’s burned, goes up as a sweet-smelling fragrance. It’s called the savour of rest in the Hebrew – nuach. A savour of rest. Rest to who? To God. God has divine complacency and pleasure in the work of Jesus Christ. He’s never more delighted than when Jesus glorifies all His attributes.

The blood that Jesus shed at the cross has fully met all of God’s holy claims on your life and my life. All His claims of holiness and righteous are fully met on our behalf by the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. And that’s why, Jesus on that cross, He’s never more pleasing to the Father than when He was on that cross. So as the Father, I believe the Father wept. But as God, He turned His back. So that’s in Psalms 22, alright? And it’s the year 2022 and the number 22 in the Bible is the number of light.

You know, there are meanings to numbers in the Bible, like number 1 is unity, and number 2 is agreement. Number 3 can be resurrection or completeness. Number 4 is the number of the earth – four corners of the earth, four winds of the earth. And number 5 is the number of grace, the number of grace. Number 6 – number of man. Number 7 – perfection. Number 8 – new beginning. Number 9 can be the number of the Holy Spirit or it can be the number of judgement, depending on the context. And we can go on and on and 10 is the ordinal perfection, completeness of an ordinance or a law. And we can go on and on, but the number 22 is the number of light. Light. If you look at the menorah, there are 22 components to what brings forth the light, and I will share that probably in another message, but back to Amos 9. It says, Amos 9:11, 9-1-1. It is addressing… I believe this generation, I believe the generation that went through 9/11 and the generation that came after 9/11, Amos 9:11 tells us this, and also during this time, God has brought to our attention Psalm 91:1, which is “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” And the call number in America is 9-1-1. Amen? It is the number for rescue and deliverance. Amen? 9-1-1.

God is telling us, “Abide there, abide in the secret place of the Most High.” But during this time also, 9-1-1, Amos 9:11, it says, “In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old.” So, God is saying that He’s gonna rebuild the tabernacle of David. You need to understand that there are other tabernacles. Prior to the tabernacle of David, there is a tabernacle of Moses. And God gave that tabernacle, even the plans for it, and they built it, where? At Mount Sinai. Amen, and they built it at the foot of Mount Sinai. And that is the tabernacle of Moses. It is just as important, amen? In fact, when you study every part of the tabernacle, its various furnitures, its offerings and all that, it all depicts our Lord Jesus Christ.

So actually, during the 40 days and 40 nights up there on the mountain, God wasn’t talking to Moses about the law, or laws, and more laws. God was talking about His Son, amen? God was delighting in His Son, His heart was full of His Son. Like a father, you know, glad that you are excited about his son, and then he brings out the album about his son. His son might be overseas at that time and he will show all the pictures of his son through the years and all that. And what happens if you are not interested, you look far away, you look at your phone, you look outside the window… you know what that man will do? He will shut his album. Amen? So, the Bible is all about His Son. Amen? And that’s how Jesus expounded the Scriptures. When He rose again from the dead, on the same day He rose from the dead, He rose from the dead in the morning. On the same day, He walked with two of His disciples. It seems so ordinary, it seems so mundane, amen, walking with two disciples. Isn’t there more important things that you would think that the Lord might want to do on the day He rose from the dead? But He was demonstrating something.

You see, they were cast down and they were in despondency, and He drew near to them because they were talking about Him. You see, when you talk about Jesus, He draws near. Amen. But nonetheless, they were looking at the dark side of it. “Oh, He was crucified, we thought it was He who should redeem Israel.” Notice they are using Jesus as a means to an end. The centrality of their heart is not Jesus. The centrality of their heart is actually Israel. We thought they both said to Jesus when He came, and by the way Jesus restrained their eyes from seeing Him in person. Okay, so they talked to Him like a stranger and He drew near. And this is what they said, “We thought it was He that should redeem Israel.” Referring to Jesus. So, Israel was center in their hearts, not Jesus. Jesus was just a means to an end. Perhaps for you, you know, you might be embarking on a career and you are trying to focus on your career and things like that, but that’s fine. That’s part of the divine responsibilities that God has given us, you know, this side of heaven. Amen.

God says, “Work as unto the Lord.” Even serve, serve your boss and your employer, as unto the Lord, “knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance”. Not with eyeservice as man-pleasers, but as unto the Lord. So, your eyes are on the Lord, and if your boss is not treating you right, God is able to change his heart, or else God can change bosses or God can change places for you. Amen? But if you are doing to the Lord from the Lord, knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance. And then there is another thing, of course, you know, you have to trust the Lord for every area of your life - provision, supply, healing, amen, and family wellbeing, family relationships, and good relationships with the people as much as possible. The Bible says, “Live peaceably with all man.” And all these are areas that God wants to bless you with, but the greatest area is wisdom to know Jesus, to see Jesus.

So, during this road of Emmaus, and they were focused on Israel and Jesus as a means to an end, “We thought He might redeem Israel.” Jesus began to expound in the Scriptures things concerning Himself. And later on, they confessed that their hearts were strangely warmed when Jesus opened up the Scriptures. And He opened up the Scriptures things concerning Himself. It’s all about Him from… You know one of the things that will happen in the rapture, one of the first things I want to do in heaven is that I want to see the video of that, amen, of that walk, that 7 mile walk of Emmaus, where Jesus expounded, I believe, from Genesis all the way, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Judges, Ruth, on and on, all the way. You know, the Bible says He expounded in that 7 mile journey, and He went on and they reached their village and their home, and they invited Jesus to come in. And then Jesus broke bread – that’s Communion. And then when He broke bread, they realised who He was, and then He vanished.

Now, all that happened on the day He rose from the dead, which is a Sunday. So, I believe the Lord is showing us what to do on a Sunday, amen. Some people say, “Well God works every day and all that.” No, but there is a sanctification, the Lord Himself set apart Sunday, and in the Bible it’s called the Lord’s day. Amen? There is something special about Sunday. For the Jewish people, they work and then they rest on Shabbat, alright, that is Saturday. For us, we start on Sunday. We enter into rest first. The first day of the week, we enter into rest and then we are able to work. You rest well, you’ll work well. Amen? And this year, you will accelerate well as well. And the Bible also shows us that every Sunday, the Lord is showing us that we need to expound things concerning Jesus and then also have Communion. Praise the Lord! And that is what I endeavour to do here in New Creation Church in this ministry, every Sunday, to expound on the Lord Jesus Christ and to serve Communion, because Communion, listen my friend, it is not something you do to the Lord, it is something you receive from the Lord, and He loves for you to receive because grace is all about supply. Amen? Praise the Lord. Thank You, Jesus.

So, Amos 9:11. “In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that has fallen and close up the breaches thereof.” So, there are breaches, there are breaks. So, of all the tabernacles, we are talking about the tabernacle of Moses. God did not promise to raise the tabernacle of Moses or to repair it or to rebuild it. God did not promise to rebuild, you know, the temples that followed after the temple of Solomon, the temple of Herod. God only promise that in the last days, He is going to restore the tabernacle of David, which actually was a temporal tabernacle because later on when Solomon came along, David’s son, he will bring the ark, rightly so, to Mount Moriah, which is just higher up from city of David. City of David is on the south side of Jerusalem, and he will bring it up to Mount Moriah, where the temple of Solomon will be built. And it is supposed to be a more permanent fixture and that brought forth the golden era of prosperity and peace for Israel. Right?

So, we are not there yet. God is saying that while we are on earth, what is God doing? He is rebuilding the tabernacle of David and it’s all about the Church of Jesus Christ, and it’s main characteristic is praise and worship. Amen? Before an unveiled ark. Hallelujah! Amen. The tabernacle of Moses, you got to go through the outer gate, you got to come in and there is an altar of burnt offering… make sure that when you have sin, you bring along your burnt offering or your sin offering and then after that, you have got to wash your… if you’re… only if you’re a priest, you wash your hands before you go in… even for the priest they must wash their hands before they go in. And when they go in, there is still the holy place. It is not before the ark just yet. The ark then was in the holy of holies – qadosh haq qodasim. Holy of holies. Just think of it. David’s tabernacle, all the people can come right before the ark. It’s a picture of the Church of Jesus Christ where all of us can come to God, amen, boldly. Praise the Lord.

The word “bold”, “having therefore boldness”, is made up of two Greek words, which means “to save freely”. There’s a freedom. There’s a freedom. There’s no more that fear. Even we call God “Father”, we are no more under the spirit of slavery where, you know, there are people who can say God in a way that implies distance and fear. That’s not the fear of the Lord. The true fear of the Lord is worship. Jesus translated that verse in Deuteronomy, in the wilderness temptation, to the devil, by saying, “It is written, ‘You shall fear the Lord your God.’” But actually, if you see what that verse was saying in the Old Testament, it says “You shall fear the Lord your God.” So, Jesus translated the fear of God as worship of God. It is not this fear of God where you stay away from Him. You don’t want to be near Him. Okay, that’s not the fear of the Lord. Amen. And that is the fear that Bible says you have not received again.

Noticed the word again? “You have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear.” Slavish fear. The fear there is implying the fear of God. The wrong kind of Old Testament fear of God. “You have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the Spirit of sonship, whereby we cry ‘Abba Father’.” Amen? So, we come before the tabernacle of David, today the Church of Jesus Christ, we all can come freely and what is the main characteristic of the tabernacle of David? It is praise and worship. There is singing, there’s dancing even because David danced with all his might. Hallelujah. There is a lot of praising, there’s a lot of instruments. We don’t see this in the tabernacle of Moses. We don’t see them dancing, singing and playing instruments there. We don’t see too much of all these things in the tabernacle of Moses. In fact, none of it in the holy place and the holy of holies… I am sure that there are some Levites that will play some instruments outside, but not inside.

You know. But the main characteristic of the tabernacle of David is the praise and worship, and that is what God is restoring all over the world today. You see God restoring the tabernacle of David. You see praise and worship propping up everywhere, and because of this pandemic for these past two years, the devil has given his best shot, and you know what? The Church of Jesus Christ is still standing. Amen? And God is rebuilding right now even as I speak. Even this year, all the breaks, all the breaches thereof, everywhere that needs repair, He’s repairing it. And let me tell you this about God’s kind of repairing – when God repairs, when God restores, it is always greater in quality, greater in quantity. When God repairs your marriage, don’t expect it to be the same as it was before. It’s going to be better in quality. What was before is like water. What is going to happen when He restores it is going to become intoxicating wine. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

In fact, right now, I am in another season of falling in love with my wife. I see her and I’m wondering to myself, “How did I get such a wonderful girl? A beautiful girl. Inside out.” You know, I’m still discovering. Praise the Lord. Okay, Hallelujah. Let’s move right along. Amen. Thank You, Jesus. So, right after it says about repairing the tabernacle of David, the Bible goes on to say, “Behold the days come…” What days? The days when He is rebuilding the tabernacle of David. “The days come, saith of the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the trader of grapes him that soweth seed.” And I have shared last week that this means acceleration and also abundance because the harvest is so abundant, and it comes up so fast that both the reaper and the plowman meet. The trader of grapes and he who sows seed meet. Usually in the normal circumstances, right, in the normal scheme of things in terms of sowing and harvesting, both don’t meet. They are at the tail end. Amen? But because of this acceleration and this abundance of harvest, they see each other.

I want to read to you from the message translation of this verse. “Yes indeed, it won’t be long now. God’s decree. Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once - and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills.” Hallelujah! Everywhere you look, things are happening so fast, and everywhere you look, blessings, blessings and more blessings. So, the writer here brings out the spirit in paraphrase, of what Amos 9:13 is talking about. The swiftness and the blessing because all that is happening right now is blessings, abundance, even the mountains could drop sweet wine. We saw that also last week. Joel talks about it – it’s exactly in the same words. And that means, there will be terraced vineyards on all across the mountains which is the best way to plant good quality grapes that produce good quality wine. Hallelujah! And also, the hills will flow.

Here it says, mel, it’s from the same word, Hebrew word, for “flow with milk” in Joel. It will flow with milk. The idea there is that it will provide such plenty of rich feeding that all the cows will give forth an abundance of milk. Amen! So, all the mountains will drop sweet wine, and all the hills will flow with milk. Abundance! Abundance! Blessings everywhere. You look up the mountain, blessings. Amen? You look at the hills lower, amen, blessings. Everywhere you look, abundance, blessing. This year, for you and your family, amen? Praise the Lord. Things will happen so fast, you will see blessings everywhere. Amen and Amen. Praise the Lord. Hallelujah!

I want to read to you a testimony that just came in. This came in on the 3rd January, this year. Only a few days ago. And this brother is from Singapore and he shares this: I had been plagued with a nagging stiffness in my right shoulder joint since August 2021. Initially, I did not give it too much attention, thinking that it would go away soon. However, two months later, it degenerated into a constant, excruciating pain, not only at the joint area but also around my chest and forearm. At one point, the pain got so bad that I could not even raise my right arm or use my right hand to touch my shoulders. I would apply medicated plasters on my shoulder and even resorted to going for therapies and taking anti-inflammatory supplements. It was a roller coaster ride. On good days, I would just experience a dull ache. But on bad days, I’ll be totally wasted.

In the last week of December, my condition worsened due to the cold weather, and I could not even sleep properly for many nights. Then, on vision Sunday, Pastor Prince declared that 2022 is the year of rest and acceleration, and he went on to share that forgiveness and healing were provided for when the blood of Jesus was sprinkled on the mercy seat. Immediately, I could sense the Lord’s hand on my shoulder, and I uttered a simple Amen to receive His healing touch and rested in His finished work. That afternoon, I took a nap and when I woke up, I realized that the pain in my right shoulder was all gone! I received my healing manifestation in my sleep. I was overjoyed when I could reach for my left shoulder using my right hand. After such a long time, I was also able to turn my right forearm without experiencing any pain.

Praise the Lord for His healing touch, and I believe that this is the first of many accelerations of His grace and blessings to manifest in the year 2022. And we all can say Amen to that. Praise the Lord. Hallelujah. So already, people are experiencing this in the year of rest and acceleration. Now sit back, I want you to watch this video. The year of rest and acceleration. Praise the Lord. You know, the reason I wanted you to watch that video is because every part of that video, I believe that the Lord has a reason for leading me to share with my video team on different aspects of the video because what I received from the Lord, the different portions, even before I told them the theme of the year, I received the different parts of it from the Lord and as I received, I would share with them, and even all the illustrations therein. So, I believe that in the weeks to come, in the days to come this year, you will find that each part of that video will make a lot of significance to you. I know, because I believe that it is something the Lord led me to do every part of it.

So, I believe that it has a message, and you will see the reality of it in your own life. Why is it, you know, the tabernacle of David there, the blood of Jesus, and then the different illustration of the different person with their oppression. Talking about oppression and obsession, you know last week, when I was praying the blessing prayer for this year, when I came to the part about depression, you know, I felt the Lord tell me straight away, in my spirit, that this year, we will be ministering to more and more people with depression. And people with depression that for many years even, they have been suffering depression. Parents who see their loved one, their beloved daughter, son, cooped up in the room, not going outside, just having, you know, like living in that dark chamber by herself or by himself, not seeing the sunlight much and you have been crying out to the Lord. The Lord has heard your cry. And this year, there will be an acceleration in the relieving and setting free of these people from depression.

I felt like the Lord is telling me that this year, there will be a lot of reasons for people to be depressed. In fact, even suicidal. There will be a lot of things that you will see in the world. Please understand when I say that, what the Message Bible talked about, Amos 9:13, it says that “everywhere you look, blessings”. I’m not talking about the world, and in all our themes of the year, we have to remind people this. I am not talking about the world. The world will get darker and darker – the Bible tells you that. So, we are not talking about the world, everywhere you look there is blessings. Everywhere you look there is blessings. I’m going to tell you some things about the world that the Lord has touched on my heart. I have this coming up again and again, and it’s from Matthew 24, when Jesus talked about the end-times, and this is the phrase I received. “And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars.” You will hear of wars and rumours of wars.

But notice what Jesus said. “See that you are not troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” So, there will be a lot of sabre rattling, there will be a lot of commotion. The Bible says in Luke’s account, and here it says, “You will hear of wars and rumours of wars.” People getting ready to go to war. And you will see more and more of that as we enter into this year. But what did Jesus say? “See that you be not troubled.” Okay? Tuck that somewhere in your spirit, in your spirit man. So again, the blessings of God restoring the tabernacle of David is for His people. It’s for His many membered church, amen? It is for the people of God, children of God. I’m not talking about the world, but we need to pray for the world because we have influence with God. We are the only ones who have influence with God. And God says, “When you pray, I will move.” Praise the Lord.

Remember that I have another message talking about “Why Pray?” If God is all-knowing, why pray? And only… why does God move after we pray? And that has got to do with the authority that God gave to Adam and how Adam committed high treason and, you know, obeyed an outlaw spirit and then the authority fell into the wrong hands and the devil had the authority and how Jesus came and rested back that authority. Praise the name of Jesus. And Jesus gave the Church the authority. And that’s why we pray. Unless we pray, nothing will happen, my friend. Keep on praying. And God has given us a special prayer that we can pray even for our future, and for people, and even around the world that transcends time and space without even us knowing what we are praying, and thank God we don’t have to know what we are praying. Some of us will get too stressed and afraid of knowing, right, what we are praying. So, it’s best we pray not knowing sometimes and who can tell what the future holds that the Holy Spirit knows.

So, when you pray in tongues, when you pray in the Spirit, something called the gift of tongues that came on the day of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church. God wants us to pray constantly in the Spirit. That is the only kind of prayer that can pray without ceasing. Praise the Lord. “You will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you be not troubled, for all these things must come to past, but the end is not yet.” Okay? Jesus says, “And there will be great earthquakes in various places.” Now, great earthquake is seven or more on the Richter scale. Not small earthquakes or average size. Great earthquakes and famines and pestilences. And there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. So, let’s pray, let’s pray. And we need to pray against that happening. We need to pray against all that from coming to pass and destroying people. You know it’s not from God. When Jesus mention all these things, you know it’s not from God. Jesus himself says in John 10. “The thief,” singular, that’s the devil, “the thief comes to steal and to kill and to destroy.”

Anything that has this nature of stealing from you, stealing your joy, stealing your relationship, stealing your peace of mind, stealing your sleep even, stealing your health, whatever it is, it is the devil; it is not God. Okay? Then kill. The devil kills. Killing is not from God. Killing is of the devil. And then destroy. How is it destroyed? When someone is killed, how do you destroy? You destroy the testimony of that person. You destroy what the person has built up. So, the devil is like… he is full of hate. Okay? But God is the opposite. Jesus says, “I am come...” Right after He says that, He says, “I am come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.” In other words, if you reverse everything, Jesus is the one that gives, and gives, and gives. The devil is the one that steals. He is a thief. He steals, Jesus gives and gives and gives. And the devil kills, Jesus heals. Hallelujah! The devil destroys, Jesus rebuild. Amen! Jesus resurrects, Jesus restores. That is life more abundantly, and let’s expect to see more of that this year. Amen, church?

And also, throughout this year, we will see more and more the life of David being unfolded to us because even this tabernacle of David being built, the account of it is found in 2 Samuel as well as 1 Chronicles, 2 Samuel 6 and 1 Chronicles 13 and 1 Chronicles 15. So, we find this story of David bringing the ark from a place where it’s long neglected and dishonored into the bosom of Israel. Okay? For a long time, the ark was in Kiryat Ye’arim. And it was there and Saul, the first king, neglected the ark. He had no heart to seek out the ark, but David as a boy in Psalms 132 which we shared last week. Psalms 132 tells us as a boy he says, “I’ll not give sleep to my eyes nor slumber to my eyelids until I find a place,” Hallelujah, “find a place for the God of Jacob.” So, the place that David had in mind that God showed him was Zion. And the Bible says Zion is the city of David. And it’s not where today in Israel, if you go to Israel, Mount Moriah, where you have the temple of Solomon used to stand, temple of Herod used to stand. No. The city of David is just south, and that’s Zion. The Bible says Zion, which is the city of David. The stronghold of Zion.

And that’s where he brought the ark. And Zion always speaks of grace. Sinai, when you compare Mount Sinai, these are two mountains. Mount Zion is on a mountain, and Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai speaks of the law, Mount Zion speaks of grace. The Bible says in Hebrews chapter 12 that you, the believer, you have not come. Listen, you are not come to Mount Sinai, the mountain that burn with darkness and tempest. And the Bible says that “you are not come to that mountain that can be shaken”. And that mountain… there was an earthquake when God gave the law. Alright? Remember that the day that God gave the law, there was an earthquake, thunder, darkness and dark clouds even. It’s very interesting that when Jesus went up another mountain with His three disciples, alright Peter, James and John, and where He was transfigured, the Bible says, “a bright cloud overshadowed Him.” With grace, it’s a bright cloud, but at Mount Sinai, it was a dense cloud, a black cloud on Mount Sinai.

And in Hebrews 12, it says, “You have not come to that mountain that can be shaken, to darkness.” Amen, that even Moses, the best of them at that time said, “I exceedingly fear and quake.” You have not come to that mountain that even God commanded. They could not stand the command. And one of the command is even… even if an animal touches Mount Sinai, it will die. It’ll thrust through with a dart, it will die. It will die. So, the idea there, when you touch Mount Sinai, there is death. We are not come to that mountain, but, it tells us, “We are come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God.” Where is the living God? In fact, even in Hebrews 12, you can’t find the living God anymore in Sinai. Even then, He was hidden in darkness from Moses, and from the people of Israel. But here, you are come to Mount Zion. There is only brightness. The city of the living God. Amen. You have come to the true Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem. Amen? An innumerable company of angels, alright? Where have all the angels move to? To Mount Zion. Amen!

You are come to that mountain, the mountain of grace, and the Bible says the whole purpose if you keep on reading, it says that God is doing this because anyone on Mount Sinai still, you will find that the things that are human-made, that are man-made, things that are man-made will be shaken, will be shaken to its foundation. Everything that man trust is being shaken. Everything that man boast of is being shaken. Everything that man takes pride in is being shaken, so that man will see they are nothing without God, and they need to seek God, Hallelujah! And you see God’s mercy there. Amen, restoration, like I said, restoration is always greater in quantity or greater in quality. Praise the name of Jesus. And the Bible says in Hebrews 12, that the shaking will happen, but the shaking cannot happen on Mount Zion because the Bible says in Psalms, in Mount Zion, “They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken forever.”

If you are on Mount Zion, you will not be shaken. Listen. You might be shaking, you might be trembling, but the mountain that you are on never trembles. You are on solid foundation. But, if you are confident and you are proud but you are on Mount Sinai, amen, doesn’t really matter, amen, that you are not trembling even because the mountain is trembling. The mountain is shaking. So, the Bible says in the last days, God is going to shake everything that can be shaken. I’ll shake the heavens and the earth that the things that cannot be shaken will remain. Listen, my friend. The things which cannot be shaken may remain and immediately after that, the very next verse tells us, right after the shaking, God says, it’s to produce this. “So, let us have grace.” Let us have what? Grace! Not the law! Grace! “Let us have grace that we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” And in that context, the next verse says, “For our God is a consuming fire. And He will consume…” the idea there is everything that is not grace.

Let us have grace. Without grace, you cannot serve God with reverence. You cannot serve God with… acceptably. It says, “Let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear.” Hallelujah! Amen! Amen! May grace and preachers of grace arise! Amen! In this year, amen, preaching the gospel of grace to the four corners of the earth. Praise the Lord! In fact the Bible goes on to say when God repairs the breaches thereof and rebuild the ruins of David’s tabernacle, the remnant of the humankind, and this was quoted by James, the pastor of the church in Jerusalem, when there was an argument whether the Gentiles should be circumcised and keep the law. They brought this matter to Jerusalem to James who was the pastor of Jerusalem with all the rest of the apostles, Paul was there, Barnabas was there, Peter was there, and then Peter rose up and told them, “Hey guys, remember how God used my mouth to speak to the Gentiles?”

That was Cornelius’ house. The first person to… God used to preach to the Gentiles to be saved was Peter. But Peter wasn’t called to preach to the Gentiles. That was Paul’s assignment. But Paul will come later. So, God used Peter first. And He says, you know, and how God purified their hearts by faith. When you think about it, God purified their hearts by faith. Hearts are purified not by works, not by our labour, not by our good intentions, not by our trying. It’s purified by faith. When you hear the word, you see there are people teaching, for example, how to overcome lust, how to overcome greed, how to overcome in other words the fleshly temptations and all that. It is always more discipline, it is more discipline, it is more labour, it is more trying. No, my friend, you are going the wrong way because trying implies Jesus has not finished the work. Actually, it’s faith. You must realise that this voice telling you to succumb to lust, this voice telling you to be greedy, this voice telling you to look out for number one, amen, to be selfish. This voice is a dead voice! It’s a dead man trying to talk to you!

The Bible says, “Reckon yourself dead unto sin.” And you, you know, if you reckon that the old man is dead, you will not treat him with respect. You won’t acknowledge him, you won’t pray against him, you won’t be crying onto God about him, because when you cry to God about him, you are saying he is alive, and that is not faith. So, just ignore him, amen, and continue to focus on Jesus, and that’s how you overcome. You know, God will not give us any other way but the way of faith. Anyone telling you, any set of disciplines and all that to overcome the flesh is giving you more reason to sin. Okay, and I’ll tell you this. You may not know about them for a while, but after for a while you will find that they will fall into sin, and sometimes it is an open sin, alright, that people will know about, but all the while, they are preaching discipline. And they are trying their best to overcome some sins in their life in their private quarters where they are handling it themselves and the more they are trying to handle it, they can’t handle it, they shout really loud about holiness and all that.

Let me tell you, true holiness can only come when you are on the foundation of the work of Jesus Christ. That all our sins are forgiven. You know, it’s like, it’s not a matter of saying, “Yeah, that is ABC. Our sins are forgiven is ABC.” No, my friend. You got to really believe it. You got to really believe it because that’s where the foundation, that foundation of rest comes in. Amen. When you come before God, you got to know that all your sins have been forgiven. You need to be, what the Bible calls in Hebrews 10 a purged conscience. Amen. Not a conscience of sin. Not sin consciousness. A purged conscience. That’s what God wants you to come to Him and be aware of that. But today it’s almost like, “Oh, you need to be conscious of sin. If you are not sin conscious, then you are just licentious, you are hardened, you are not…” But the Bible says, in Hebrews 10, “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of those things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.”

The previous chapter says perfect in terms of their conscience, not in their behaviour. And the next verse says, “For then, they will have ceased to be offered.” Because the worshippers once purged, once and for all, the word there hapax, once and for all purged, cleansed by the blood of Jesus, should have had no more conscience of sins. No more conscience of sins. And what that does, it causes you to rest. Doesn’t make you licentious. No. Does not make you crazy and sin. No. It causes you to rest, and then not only that, it gives you a sense of appreciation to the Lord Jesus Christ, it’s how worship comes. Amen. When you see what He has done for you, and then you respond to Him.

Now, you are falling in love with Him. You are worshipping Him. He becomes central in your life, and you think for one moment when you fall in love with Him that you will keep on sinning? No, because when you fall in love with Him, you will always, always, fall out of love with sin. Because Jesus gets more and more attractive, my friend. So, unless you are on the foundation of rest, it starts with your conscience. You cannot have that confidence and faith to trust God’s goodness in your life because there is always second guessing the work of Jesus. Alright. “Maybe He didn’t finish everything, you know.” But you don’t say that kind of thing openly, of course you are too smart for that. But, your actions and your belief system, deep down what you believe is saying, “What Jesus did is not enough.” And my friend, that’s the reason why you are falling into sin again and again and again. True holiness comes from a foundation of rest. Amen.

We don’t want this pseudo-holiness, that when someone, you know, is trying to be humble, they are aware they are humble, and now they are trying their best to not show that they are humble… No, that is all of the flesh. We are talking about true holiness, comes from a foundation of rest in the finished work of Jesus. And God wants His people, listen carefully. Our state, our behaviour fluctuates; it changes. Our behaviour always change. Anyone tells you they don’t is just lying. Amen, there goes the change. Praise the Lord. So, you know, our state can change, but our position never. Our position before God is righteous in Christ, blameless, holy in His eyes. Praise the Lord. But our state, our behaviour, changes. Now, God wants you, listen carefully. God… The devil wants you to judge your position by your state, by your behaviour, because your behaviour is down, that means you are no more righteous, you are no more worthy to come before God, okay, and you cannot expect good things to happen. You cannot expect God’s blessings. You cannot expect hope in your future because hope is something good in your future.

Alright, the expectation, a positive expectation of good, and you cannot expect all of that because, you know what? You’ve just compromised, you’ve just sinned or whatever. So, this fluctuates. Now listen carefully. It won’t lead to licentiousness. Listen carefully. What God wants from you is this: judge your behaviour, judge your action by who you are in Christ. You are the righteousness of God in Christ and you judge your action. Sometimes I do that by… If I’m driving down the road and I… you know, someone just cuts in front of me and I get a bit, you know I feel the rising, the rising… First of all I tell myself, “That is a lie.” Amen. Because that rising is a lying symptom. Amen. My old man has been crucified with Christ. I am dead to sin. Amen. And not only that, what do I do? I say that I am the righteousness of God…

Now all this happens now without me saying it out. It all happens inside me now… I might sometimes utter it quietly, right, or whisper, but I’m righteous in Christ. And then I say, “Joseph Prince, that wasn’t good. Alright, cutting back in front of that person or horning in such a… you know, you pressed the horn for too long. Alright, that wasn’t good.” I can judge my behaviour, but I never lose that sense of inward collapse because, “Oh man, I sinned against... Oh no, you know, how God feels towards me…” No. I can judge my sin. In fact, I find that the more I do that, I can even laugh about it, you know, in front of my family, okay. “Yeah, I got this tendency and I’m going to judge that in Jesus’ name. Praise the Lord. Yeah, I have this tendency. Yes, I have a propensity for stress. Oh, I have this and all that…” I can judge it, but I judge it by my position. I don’t judge my position by my behaviour. Amen?

Now, to return to David. So, this coming year, as you look at how David brings back the ark, there is one point here I just want you to always remember is that the ark… Always hold this in your heart - the ark is a picture of our Lord Jesus Christ. The king before David, Saul, he has no heart for the ark. In other words, he typifies the leadership that has no heart for the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is a means to an end. But Jesus is not central in his life or in the church. So, Jesus needs to be central in our lives, in our marriages. “Husbands love your wives,” doesn’t stop there, “as Christ loves the Church.” Amen? “Wives, submit to your husband as unto Jesus.” Amen? You see Jesus behind your husband. So, if your husband is not perfect, but you see Jesus, I can submit to Jesus. Amen? And husbands, love your wife as Christ loves the Church. Wow! That is a tall order!

Do you know how Christ loves the Church? With open arms on the cross, and I am supposed to love my wife like that. But unless I see Jesus, I will not be able to love my wife like that. It’s all about Jesus! It’s all about Jesus, amen. Children obey your parents in the Lord, amen. You see the Lord, amen, it is in the Lord that you are able to obey your parents and honour them. So again, in all our relationship we bring Jesus into the center. That’s Christian relationships. It is not a matter of reading books on how to be more successful in your communication and how to be… All that is fine, it has its place. But listen. You can do all those things and be an Uzzah, stretch forth human effort instead of looking at Jesus and resting in Him and seeing His pattern, delighting in the vision of, that the Holy Spirit is giving you of Jesus in the area of your marriage, in the area of your ministry, in the area of your career and whatever it is that you want to see Jesus in, He’s got to be the center. When He is center and you are occupied with Him, you are obsessed with Him, amen, He captivates your heart and mind and soul. You don’t have to worry about a holy life. You don’t have to worry about behaviour going wrong.

This is where the Church is lacking, my friend. They have left their first love. Amen. And how do you restore the first love? By coming back to the first love. To know that He loves me. Amen? Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. And I believe that just like David, finally he learned his lesson. After Uzzah’s death, David says, “This is how you bring the ark.” And he’s going to bring the ark back to where? Zion. He’s going to bring the ark from a place of dishonour and neglect to a place of honour and exaltation. Amen? On the mountains, Zion. And he’s going to bring the ark back. But he made a mistake. He had the right motive, wrong action. Right? Because why…. God wants the ark on the shoulders of the priests. God wants the ark on the shoulders of the priests. You know?

And I do not know why they put it on ox carts. Maybe because the Philistines brought it back on an ox cart. And no Philistine died. Because God knew that for the Philistines, they are ignorant of God’s ways, so God was merciful to them. They brought back the ark the only way they know how, on an ox cart. But David should not adopt the ox cart, and the Levites that were with him should have told him, and the Levites just ignored that. And this is what David said after three months, you know, Uzzah died because the ark shook. Of course, the ark shook. Think about it my friend. For 40 years, from Sinai all the way crossing the river Jordan to the promise land, and then around the walls of Jericho seven days with the ark on their shoulders. These 40 years, there is not one account that a Levite stumbled carrying the ark. No account of that. No account of death in 40 years. But in this short distance, Kiryat Ye’arim to Zion is about nine miles, there is a death. Why? Because they didn’t do it God’s way. They did not do it God’s way.

The proper way for the ark to be carried is on the shoulders of the Levites. Amen. From the priestly family. The Levites. And you and I today, we are a kingdom of priests. Amen. Kings and priests. These are our priestly ministry. Today, the priestly ministry is not selected few who are pastors, leaders, deacons… No, no, no…. All of us who are born again, we are a family of priests unto God, a family of kings unto God. Praise the Lord. Amen! So, our role is to exalt Jesus Christ. Right? Just like we are so excited about a player and all that, we put him high on our shoulders to lift him up… the idea is what? Alright, lift him up. Amen. Lift him high. Exalt him. And the word that is used there is that the Levites bore the ark on their shoulders. And the word “bore” is very interesting because it’s the word nasa, to lift up. Amen? Nasa. And nasa is used in Isaiah 53:4, talking about the work of Jesus. It says, “However, it was our sicknesses that He Himself bore (nasa), and our pains that He carried.”

Now it’s a different word. It is sabal. Yet, we ourselves assume that He had been afflicted, struck down by God and humiliated. So, talking about Jesus here at the cross, it was our sicknesses that He himself bore, nasa, and our pains that He carried, sabal actually means a heavy load. A heavy load. My friend, listen. As I was preparing this for you, the Lord said this to me, “If you would bear My Son, My Son will bear your sicknesses. If you exalt My Son, My Son will carry your sicknesses away. Carry your pains away. You bear My Son, and My Son will bear your sicknesses. You carry the load of My Son, and He will carry your pains away.” Oh, Hallelujah! May this be the theme of your life this year, that in all that you do, even in your career or your pursuing of any other dream that God is showing you to walk in, alright, make sure that Jesus is there in the center of it. Amen, friend? You got to make sure that it has the characteristics where it can glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. More than making money, more than fame, more than anything else, you want Jesus Christ exalted. Amen.

Make sure you are in the nature of business that can exalt Jesus Christ. Make sure your family… if someone is out of it and all that, keep on praying for that person, amen, because you are sharing that same interest with the Father in heaven to see His Son glorified. Pray, pray that Jesus be glorified. Don’t just say, “I love my son. I want him to prosper in studies and all that because he will make me look good.” Now, you won’t say that to God, but it’s inside. You know, no, no. You want Him to prosper in his studies so that he will glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. So that he will glorify the Lord even in his life as he grows, amen, and you know, whatever dreams he has, my concern for parents today is that they have forgotten what is a true success in life. A true success is a son or a daughter that truly knows the Lord Jesus Christ. And sometimes they are more concerned that their children succeed in the exams than that their children are saved. No, you want them saved, amen. Praise the Lord.

And to return to David. So, David told the Levites, “You guys forgot.” Okay, this is what he told them. He said to them, “You are the heads of the Father’s houses of the Levites; sanctify yourselves, you and your brethren, that you may bring up the ark of the Lord God of Israel to the place I have prepared for it. For because you did not do it the first time, the Lord our God broke out against us, because we did not consult him about the proper order.” You see, the proper order which is on the shoulders of the priests. Amen. On your shoulders and my shoulders. God has given us the wonderful holy privilege of exalting His Son in our lives. And the more we focus on His Son, and not on our selfish, you know, occupation, but more on His Son, making sure that everything we do is to glorify Him. Not to exalt ourselves, but to exalt Him. Amen. This is what God says. You nasa My Son, My Son will nasa your sicknesses, your depression, your infirmities. You carried the load of My Son, in the area of like exalting Jesus, and later you will see, it’s not even a load for us. Alright. What He did, He carried, sabal, is a heavy load of all our pains. He carried our pains, but you know what? Our yoke is easy, and our burden is light. Amen.

So even this wonderful privilege given to us to exalt Jesus Christ, in and through our lives, in and through our person, in and through our families, in and through our ministry, our careers, in our relationships. It’s not something hard. And let’s see what happened when they did it God’s way. “So David, the elders of Israel and the captain over thousands went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord from the house of Obed-Edom with joy. And so it was, when God helped the Levites who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord, that they offered seven bulls and seven rams.” And so it was, when God helped the Levites who bore the ark. Noticed God never helped Uzzah or the cows. God helped the Levites. And based on my studies, I found that the weight of the gold and the wood and also the contents of the ark weigh about 288 pounds. Now, that’s quite heavy for four men to carry. Each of them will carry about 72 pounds. That is a lot of pounds to carry per person. But here it says God helped them.

So, the Jewish writings, some of their writings tell us about how God helped them. They will say things like when they carried the ark, the moment they carried the ark, it’s as if the tables turned – the ark was now lifting them. Isn’t that… that bears with my spirit. Amen. It says, Jesus says, “Take My burden on you, for My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Let’s read that. Jesus said, “Come unto Me…” Remember? “Come unto Me” not to a formula, not to any other person. “Come to Me all you who labour and are heavy laden.” You can put sabal there. Amen. Jesus carried the heavy load of our sins, and also, our diseases and our pains. Sabal and nasa. He nasa, He sabal. But here He says, “Come unto Me all you that labour and are heavy laden.” He’s telling you He doesn’t want you heavy laden with your sins. Heavy laden with your depression. Heavy laden with your sickness. Heavy laden with what is wrong in your life. Amen. He wants you to come to Him. What is going to happen when you come to Him? He says, “And I will give you rest. Or My very person, My very person will rest you.” Then He says this, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Remember, child of God, whenever you serve the Lord Jesus, His yoke, whatever yoke it is that He has put you on, my yoke is to preach, every week I need to prepare a message and all that. And sometimes the devil wants to give me a “sabal” mentality. It’s a heavy load. It’s a heavy load. It’s a heavy load for preaching. It’s a heavy load. I need to learn that if it’s truly from Jesus, it’s gonna be easy yoke. Light burden. Or else, it’s not of Jesus. If you’re carrying something right now that you think, alright, something religious, something that the church or someone tells you you need to carry, alright, but it’s heavy on you, it’s heavy laden, it’s not easy, it’s a grating against you, and just like the heavy yoke is grating against you, my friend, it’s not God. Drop it. Amen. Because His yoke is easy. If He tells you to do something, He will give you the grace for it. And you will find an ease to it. You will find even the burden He gives you is light. It’s not sabal, it’s like He took the sabal, alright, the heavy burden, so that He gives you the light burden. You lift Him up, He carries your heavy burdens. He’s the burden bearer. Hallelujah.

You exalt Him. Amen. You lift Him up, in all that you do, you are gonna see more and more of Him. Amen. That’s what I desire most of all when I hear preaching or teaching, I want to see Jesus. I want to see more of Him. I want to see more of Him. I want to see more of Him. How about you? And having seen Him, to know Him and to make Him known, to exalt Him, to glorify Him. Praise the name of Jesus. And my friend, I believe that this whole story of David is a journey for us throughout this year. Here and there, you will hear different parts of it being shared as the Spirit of God leads, and you will find it’s pertinent to where we are at. Amen. I really believe where we are at this year is the journey of bringing the ark back to Zion. That’s where we are. Amen. Where the tabernacle of David is waiting. And God is rebuilding, amen, the tabernacle of David, and He’s repairing the breach. Even the first breach, breach is called perets in Hebrew, and the first place that, you know, David says perets Uzzah was the place where Uzzah died. This past year, there has been a perets, this pandemic is a perets alright. And God will rebuild the perets areas of your life. He will rebuild the breaches thereof. Amen. Praise the Lord. And you’ll see the plough man overtaking the reaper. Everywhere you look, blessings, overabundance. Praise the Lord. Supply. Amen.

In every area of your life. Praise the name of Jesus. Do not have a sense that you are alone, you are without help. Have a sense, “Jesus loves me, this I know, and He is with me, and I am on Mount Zion.” And Mount Zion, God says, “I have chosen Zion. I have desired…” For what? “My resting place.” And God will never change His mind to go back to Sinai. No. Alright. Sinai is not antiquated. God has moved mountains. Make sure you do. Make sure you do. Praise the name of Jesus. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. I see someone, you wake up nights and you are holding your chest. You’ve been having pains and it’s been troubling you but right now you feel warmth all over that area. It’s like you feel like honey being poured, warm honey being poured all over that area. God is healing you, my friend. Receive that healing right now. In the name of the Lord Jesus.

And there is someone, you’re feeling like sometimes you feel like you have a metal band around your head and especially when you want to spend time reading the Bible or listen to a sermon, you feel like there’s a band on your head like a metal band, sometimes it becomes like a headache, and it’s tightening around your head. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, be free in the name of the Lord Jesus. You are free from that bondage. In the name of the Lord Jesus, and whom the Son sets free, my friend, is free indeed. And from this day forth you will find that that satanic yoke is broken and you are free to come to the Word of God and receive God’s Word. Amen.

A number of people are watching this and when I shared about depression just now, you said that, “Lord, please do it for me. I do not know how. In and of myself.” Receive this right now, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, not by human might, not by human power, but by your Spirit Lord. Right now, sweep away all these darkness and cobwebs of hidden depression in their hearts and minds out of their lives in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, by the wind of your Spirit, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I pronounce the shalom peace that garrisons that wonderful aggressive peace that protects your hearts and minds and your emotions from depression, from worries, from panic attacks. May you walk in that peace more and more. More and more. Keep your mind on Jesus. Listen to Christ-centerd sermons. And the more you see Jesus, the more you keep your mind on Him, He will keep you in perfect peace. Fix your mind on Him and He will fix your mind. Hallelujah. Praise the name of Jesus.

Someone with gastritis, in fact the doctors tell you that there’s an ulcer there, and you are having pain even as you are watching this right now. In the name of Jesus, there it is, right now that healing, you are feeling like a balm, like a warm liquid just in your stomach and the Lord is healing you. My friend, I heard the Lord says, “It’s gonna be a permanent healing.” You’ve been having this year after year after year and you thought that, you know, it’s just something that I have to bear. No, my friend. Right now, you have received it once and for all in Jesus’ name, that problem will not come back. In the name of the Lord Jesus. Thank You, Lord Jesus. Let me pray for the rest of you, amen.

If you are suffering in any way, physically or mentally, I want you to place your hand on your head or on your chest or on your knees or whatever it is. I see someone being healed right now of your knee condition. In fact, there is someone, both your knees are injured. In fact, I see you sitting down most of the time, even when you are outside, you’d look for a place to sit down, and I see God touching your knee right now. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that’s the name that brings healing. Jesus. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, be healed of your affliction. Be healed of your sickness. Be healed of that pain. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pronounce you free, I pronounce you every whit whole. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen, amen. Praise the Lord. Hallelujah. Amen.

And Father God, I thank You Lord for this year, that you will give us Lord Father, You will supply us Lord with the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus. To know Him is eternal life. Thank You, Father God. To know that life, that zoe life, Hallelujah. Praise the name of Jesus.


If you have never made Jesus your Saviour and Lord, pray this prayer with me right now. Say, “Heavenly Father…” Say it. Say it where you are. Say:

Heavenly Father, I thank You for Jesus Christ, your beloved Son. Father, I thank You for opening my eyes by Your mercy and grace, to see Jesus as my Saviour. Christ died on the cross for all my sins, and He rose from the dead when I was acquitted in Him. Jesus Christ is my Lord, Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour, now and forever. Thank You, Father, I am greatly blessed, amen.


From this day forth, friend, everywhere you look, blessings, blessings, blessings. In the midst of your trials even, blessings, blessings, blessings, He will pull you through. Praise the Lord Jesus, life more abundant has come into your life. Stand to your feet, Church. Hallelujah. Get ready for that rest and acceleration coming your way. Amen. Expect it, not just for the whole year, but this coming week, amen, praise the Lord. It won’t be the same, the same business as usual or it happened before, it will happen again as usual. No more, forget that mentality. God is gonna do a new thing and before it has happened, God has told you about it. Praise the Lord. He’s talking to you these past two Sundays, amen, that He’s going to do a new thing, a new thing, that there will be a rest and yet accelerating. Praise God. Be expecting. God honors the heart that always expects to see God do what He said He will do. God likes that. God will look out for a Joshua and a Caleb that has that spirit. Amen. Our hearts are purified by faith. That’s faith, my friend. Praise the Lord. This coming week, lift your hands to the Lord.

I pray for you that may the God of peace keep you holy and also keep your spirit, souls and bodies healthy, very healthy, and faultless until Jesus, our Lord Jesus, returns. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

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