1 January 2017 - Vision Sunday: 2017 The Year of Jubilee - Pastor Joseph Prince Sermon Notes Online - New Creation Church Sermon Notes Online
1 January 2017 - Vision Sunday: 2017 The Year of Jubilee - Pastor Joseph Prince Sermon Notes Online - New Creation Church Sermon Notes Online
In the Old Covenant of the Law, God led man by the hand and led them out of Egypt.
But in the New Covenant of Grace, it's much more intimate. God leads man by the heart.
It's totally dependent on God, not on man.
God works with numbers, years and days.
He has special days in Ancient Israel that serves as visual aids for His people.
The first Passover was a visual aid for Israel. Since then, Israel has been observing it every year.
But when Jesus came, He was the fulfillment of what the visual aid was pointing to.
Jesus died on Passover and rose on the Feast of Firstfruits.
Jesus was born on a feast day as well - the Feast of Tabernacles.
There are seven feasts in Israel.
Why does New Creation Church have a theme of the year?
1) Many times God gives us things ahead of time so that when it happens, we know that it is God.
2) We thank God for His deliverance, miracles and help in our lives.
For example: God protected you from death in a car accident.
God gives us the theme of the year so that when it happens, you can give Him the glory.
The theme of the year also means that God is emphasizing a certain truth for that year.
It doesn't mean that it cannot happen in any other year, but God is emphasizing it in that year.
Don't expect God to speak about everything that's going to happen this year in just one Sunday.
God looks at churches not just as a corporate whole, but also individually.
There are different truths that He gives to individual churches to emphasize each year.
At the beginning of last year, Pastor Prince prophesied three words that there would be "floods, fire, and blood".
There were deadly floods in 2016.
Blood: tragic terrorist attacks in the world, one of the worst was in Nice, France.
Fire: Terrible fire in Israel that destroyed many hectares of land -
Because of the fire, even Turkey (who had cold relations with Israel) and Russia sent help to Israel. It turned out for Israel's good because she was isolated before that.
All the Messianic Jews and their properties were safe and unharmed by the fire.
Israel is the centerpiece of God's prophetic timetable.
God so loved the entire world, but God chose Israel so that Israel could demonstrate to the nations what a good God He was.
However instead, Israel failed in her mission.
Israel missed God and rejected their Messiah.
The beautiful thing is that God's love is everlasting.
Even when you're not faithful to God, God is still faithful to you.
Israel is temporarily set aside.
God started saving people out of nations of the world and forming out of both Jews and Gentiles (non-Jew), one body of Christ.
There's no such thing as a Christian nation, there's only Christian people.
In the Old Testament, God wanted Israel to be the prophetic time clock, but Israel failed and God led her into captivity.
It's God's discipline. If they don't want to manifest God's goodness, they will manifest that God is a holy and righteous God.
Israel was taken into captivity by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.
Daniel who was taken captive in Babylon had a vision of a huge golden statue, and how the whole world would be dominated by the Gentiles, beginning with Babylon, then Medo-Persia, Grecians, Romans (when God sent His Son to Israel).
Then a rock not cut with human hands (Jesus) will smash the leg of the golden statue and the time of the Gentiles will end.
Israel rejected Jesus and the kingdom of God was held in abeyance.
If Israel had accepted Jesus as their Messiah, they would be in paradise and the whole world would be blessed.
Because Israel rejected Jesus, in these 2000 years, God has been dealing with the Gentiles and bring out a people for His church. God's now thing is the church.
God is dealing with Israel even now. After 2000 years we see Israel has come back as a nation.
Jesus will return and He will establish His kingdom on earth.
It may happen tonight, this week, it may happen this year! It's a very prophetic year.
Jesus will rule from Israel to bless the entire earth.
There'll be no more sickness and no more disease.
Even the animal kingdom will change its nature.
The Bible says that wolf and the lamb will lie down together.
Children will play near the poisonous snake's home and will not be in danger.
We're looking forward to that day.
That will happen after the seven years tribulation, and we will be Raptured before the seven years tribulation.
The Rapture can happen anytime now.
The Rapture is nothing more than believers receiving a brand new body - you will never grow old, never die, forever young, strong and healthy!
Jesus comes and give us the final piece of the inheritance that He died to give us.
In a twinkling of an eye, we will all be changed.
We're now entering into 2017. Does God know about the Gregorian Calendar? Yes of course He does.
But in the Hebrew calendar, this year is 5777 (3 sevens).
Revelation 13:18 - The Bible says that the number of the antichrist is 666.
When Goliath came against David, his spear was 600 shekels heavy, he had 6 pieces of armor and the final 6 was his cubits.
666 marked Goliath. 6 is the number of man. But 666 is extreme flesh, possessed by the devil.
In fact the Ten toes of the golden statue are ten nations, a revived Roman Empire. From there will come a leader that will promise false peace and will produce false signs and wonders in his hands.
He's the antichrist who will lead the world into Satanic worship.
Jesus will return and destroy this man.
“Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” (Revelation 13:18 NKJV)
That's the whole plan of God, before we hear about the year.
2017 is the Year of Jubilee! This theme of the year is for all the believers following Pastor Joseph Prince's ministry.
God is declaring Jubilee for you!
Leviticus 25:8-10 - Jubilee means freedom. Jubilee means every debt is cancelled.
All land will be restored to its original owners.
You will return to your possessions (for example: Maybe you lost your health. You will return to perfect health).
Each one will return to family (for example: an absentee father/husband who is not present will return to his family).
God is going to do something with family life.
It's going to be a year of restoration as well because that's what the Jubilee is all about.
Jubilee is the rest of all rests. It is the great Sabbath of all sabbaths.
Israel operates by the number 7 a lot. God's favorite number is 7.
In the Book of Revelation alone there are 7 spirits of God, 7 churches, 7 angels, 7 trumpets, 7 vials, 7 doom, and 7 seals.
God tells Israel to rest every 7th day.
In fact our bodies work on a 7-days cycle. Our bodies are no longer the same after every 7 years.
So if you're wise, you will know when the day is coming and enter into His rest so that you can let God renew your youth.
Doctors will tell you that in any given illness, the 7th day is a critical day, as well as the 14th day and 21st day. They are called critical days.
Our hearts beat slower on the 7th day than any other day.
So you better rest at least one day out of seven.
Israel has to rest her land on the 7th year, and on the 6th year, God will bless her so much that they don't have to harvest or plant on the 7th year.
They will eat the abundant produce of the previous year.
But when the people of Israel saw how much God blessed their land, they thought that they would get richer if they worked on the 7th year.
They did not keep the 7th Year rest and in fact the opposite happened.
Now it is proven that if a piece of land does not lie fallow for at least one year, it will not be as productive in the following years.
God in His wisdom designed it to be so.
Our bodies are made from the dust of the earth.
We also need a day to rest and vegetate each week.
“‘And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family." (Leviticus 25:8-10 NKJV)
During the French Revolution, they tried to have only one rest day out of ten days.
They thought that it would make them more productive.
All their animals refuses to work. All nature rebelled against them trying to outsmart God.
Get ready for a great year in 2017!
666 is an evil number. 5777 (this year of 2017 in the Hebrew calendar) is a great number!
This is not numerology. It is scriptural numerics. But God is an excellent Mathematician. He designed everything with numbers.
A hen sits on it's egg for three weeks (21 days - a multiple of 7).
A baby is in its mother's womb for a period of 280 days (a multiple of 7).
There are 7 musical notes in the musical scale.
There are 7 colors in the rainbow.
Genesis 2:1-3 - Finished His work is the first mention of the number 7. 7 means complete. It is the number of completion.
God did not rest because He was tired. He rested because His work was complete.
The word "sanctified" in the verse below in Hebrew is "kadosh" which means "holy".
True holiness is learning to rest in the finished work of Christ.
When Jesus hung on the cross, He said exactly 7 words.
The seventh time the name of Noah was mentioned, it says this
1 is the number of unity.
2 is the number of testimony.
3 is the number of resurrection.
4 is the number of earth - four winds, four soils.
5 is the number of grace.
6 is the number of man.
7 is the number of perfection and completion.
17 is the number of victory - when God called Joseph, he was 17 years old.
When Jesus rose from the dead, He appeared to the disciples by the lakeside and told Peter to throw the net on the right side of the boat and when Peter did so, 153 fish were caught.
There are no insignificant details in the Bible. When the Bible mentions numbers, it is to illustrate a truth.
With you, if you work hard, you will have success, but it may not have the 153 stamp on it.
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 = 153
With Jesus, your produce will always be victory.
In the Hebrew, there are no numbers, only letters.
“Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” (Genesis 2:1-3 NKJV)
In AD 70, General Titus led the Roman Army to raze Jerusalem to the ground.
General Titus commanded his soldiers not to destroy the Temple, but as the soldiers fought, some of the torches of fire fell into the temple and the gold in between the cracks of the stones of the temple melted and started flowing down.
This caused the soldiers to ignore General Titus' command and throw down the stones of the temple to get the gold.
The son of the emperor of Rome said don't destroy the temple, whereas the Son of God (Jesus) said not one stone will be left on another.
Jesus won. Jesus' word always comes to pass. You can be sure that God's prophecies will come to pass.
Today if you go to Israel, you can still see the huge stones that were toppled over.
Because of their rejection of Jesus, in AD70 the Jews were scattered to all the four corners of the earth.
Jesus said that Jerusalem would be under the foot of Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles - the vision of Daniel - were fulfilled.
When did that happen? 1967. The Six Day War.
Jerusalem before that was divided into a No-Man's Land.
Israelis had control of the Western part of Jerusalem.
But the Eastern part where you have the Temple Mount and all the Biblical places that's mentioned was under Jordanian rule. But after the Six Day War, all the land came back to the hands of the Israelis.
Jesus prophesied 2000 years ago that Jerusalem would be under the foot of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles were fulfilled, and we are the generation that saw it.
After Jesus rose from the dead, God still gave Israel a chance to repent.
But they refused and they stoned Steven who was sent to preach the message and finally after 40 years, God let the Roman General Titus come in to conquer Jerusalem.
From AD70 until 1967, which is about 2000 years, Israel had been under the control of Gentiles - the Mamelukes, Ottoman Turks (they had control of Israel for 400 years), until 1917.
1917 was the year that Jerusalem was liberated -
General Allenby (commander of British forces) was brought up by his mother who believed that God would use him and that God was not finished with Israel.
General Allenby marched into Jerusalem and the Ottoman Turks surrendered and not a shot was fired.
General Allenby walked into Jerusalem on foot and his horse was beside him. Why?
He said that if his Lord and Savior rode a donkey into Jerusalem, how could he ride in on a horse?
That was the liberation of Israel.
Exactly 11 months later, in 1918, the armistice ending World War I was signed at 11 o' clock, on the 11th day of November, and in the 11th month (November)!
God is saying that we are now the 11th hour generation -
all those born after that armistice are considered as the 11th hour generation.
This earth is winding up and there will be a New Heaven and New Earth, Hallelujah!
General Allenby made a call for all the Jews to return to Israel in 1917.
When the Jews all over the world observed Passover, there was a custom where they would say "Next year in Jerusalem...".
Yet the call was not heeded well. 1917 was a Jubilee year.
Imagine if they responded to it? There would be no Holocaust for these European Jews.
Many of the Jews were wealthy, established and comfortable where they were.
They didn't know that following God's way of provision and of being truly enriched is the best, so they stayed where they were.
So God waited for another 50 years. 1967.
In 1967, the Six Day War happened.
In the Six Day War, Israel was literally surrounded by her enemies, north, south and east. West is the Mediterranean Sea.
Israel's enemies wanted to push Israel right into the sea.
They laid siege on Israel and Israel fought back.
Israel was massively outnumbered, and yet after six days, they won the war.
This time, they took over east Jerusalem. For the first time after 2000 years, Jerusalem was no longer under the foot of the Gentiles.
Jesus prophesied that this would happen.
Number 50 years from 1967 and you have this year 2017.
Something powerful and good is going to happen this year!!
But please don't think that this year is going to be free from troubles and personal challenges.
A good visual example would be 1967:
Why was the Six Day War fought? Because Israel was hemmed in by her enemies.
Maybe some of you are already hemmed in by a physical condition, and it seems that you're surrounded by sickness, family problems or other troubles.
This hemming and attack in happened in the year of Jubilee of 1967.
We all see the victory, but do you see the difficulty?
But if you're in a difficulty right now, get ready!
When God fought for Israel, in six days the war ended and on the seventh day, Jerusalem was theirs after 2000 years!
There's no parallel to this in war history except for one: Joshua and the Walls of Jericho.
God told the children of Israel to surround the walls of Jericho for seven days without talking, only blowing the trumpet, and on the seventh day, the walls fell after they shouted.
God is repeating history in 1967 - Six Day War and on the seventh day, it was theirs!
Maybe your troubles right now are like a huge formidable wall like the walls of Jericho -
You can choose to ram the wall, using human effort, but God's way is better - blow the trumpet.
The Jubilee is brought in by the blowing of the trumpet. The trumpet is freedom.
Jubilee is on the Day of Atonement. The moment the sin offering is offered, the trumpet is sounded.
When Jesus gave up the ghost on the cross, the trumpet was sounded.
On the year of Jubilee, every debt is cancelled and every slave is set free.
God was thinking more than physical slaves.
Many people are in bondage: to drugs, to unclean habits, to medication, to depression, to fears, etc.
Even people who say that they are freethinkers are not free to think. Their minds are not free.
They think of lustful thoughts and they can't even stop themselves.
They are in bondage to obsession with certain dark thoughts and no one can get into that fortress: it's depression.
The Bible says that when the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed!
Of all the people, believers are the FREE-est!
Leviticus 25:8-10 - Jubilee means freedom. Jubilee means every debt is cancelled. All land will be restored to its original owners. You will return to your possessions (for example: Maybe you lost your health. You will return to perfect health). Each one will return to family (for example: an absentee father/husband who is not present will return to his family). God is going to do something with family life. It's going to be a year of restoration as well because that's what the Jubilee is all about. Jubilee is the rest of all rests. It is the great Sabbath of all sabbaths.
Galatians 5:1 - The free-est people on earth are those whom Christ has redeemed.
Some people who have been set free, when they step out of the filth, muskiness, darkness of their prison, they choose to step back into that darkness.
Why? They are accustomed to and comfortable with their darkness and bondage.
Step out of the darkness. There's a new world out there, and God's world is bigger!
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1 NKJV)
How did the children of Israel conquer Jericho?
God said no one talks. Just blow the trumpets. Go around the walls of Jericho.
On the seventh day, go around the walls seven times.
Then when they blew the trumpet, God said shout and when they shouted, the walls fell flat.
At Jericho today, you can still see the remnants of the fallen walls today.
Experts have traced the walls by carbon dating and have traced it back to the time of Joshua.
Your bondage won't come down by human intelligence (wonderful as it is, it's still limited) or by human effort.
It's too puny to come against the bondage.
Your bondage will come down by the almighty hand of God.
Genesis 6:8-9 - 7 is the number of perfection and completion.
The 5th time Noah's name was mentioned, the Bible says "Noah found grace" - 5 is the number of grace.
When Noah's name was mentioned the 7th time, it says this: "Noah was perfect in his generation".
7 is tied with perfection.
“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6:8-9 NKJV)
The Jubilee that God talked about is a visual aid.
Israel never observed their seventh year of rest for the land.
That's why when Israel was brought into captivity in Babylon, the reason given was that so that the land could rest.
Because they didn't let the land rest in all the years that Israel was there.
70 years they were held captive in Babylon. 70 is a multiple of 7. So every 7 years, the land will rest.
Our bodies are made from the dust. Our spirits are breathed by God.
God said let the land rest. It's deeper than the land - God is talking about our bodies needing to rest.
We need to rest if not we will have to pay for the rest debt (example: resting for a long time in a hospital bed).
Luke 4:16-21 - Eventually Israel in Jesus' time lost track of when Jubilee was.
When Jesus went back to His hometown of Nazareth, He read this portion of Scripture from the book of Isaiah at the synagogue.
Jesus' ministry started in the year of Jubilee.
"Acceptable year of the Lord" in Greek is "Dektos" which Thayer a Greek scholar says that it means: "denote that most blessed time when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound."
The free favors of God will profusely abound in your life and in your family this year!!
“So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”” (Luke 4:16-21 NKJV)
Isaiah 61:1 - The words "proclaim liberty" here is the exact same Hebrew word for "Jubilee".
No matter what you are bound by, Jesus has come to proclaim freedom to you!
““The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;” (Isaiah 61:1 NKJV)
When it comes to the things of God, come to Him as a little child, come trusting Him, and He will reveal to you things that the peanut human brain cannot understand.
Israel was first introduced to Moses and the Law.
But Israel kept on failing and failing all the time.
Then before Jesus came, God sent a messenger: John the Baptist.
John the Baptist's ministry was a ministry of baptism upon repentance.
Repentance was for people who could not keep the Law, the people who failed.
The Law had proven the people guilty. So the people came to say sorry and to repent.
But only a tiny bit of people came to be baptised by John.
Then Jesus came as the Witness of God's grace.
He came with no demands and He came to freely-give.
Jesus was so full of the blessings of God - If you are blind, take your sight. If you are bound, take your freedom. If you are bound, take your healing.
There were no demands that Jesus placed on people.
You don't have to get this or that right first - take God's blessing and you'll be made right.
That's the ministry of grace - it's all supply, no demand.
Pastor Prince hates sin. Sin is destructive and brings untold damages, causes broken lives and children never growing up to be the same.
When Jesus came, He healed, He set free, He raised the dead.
He did everything with no demands. He gave everything freely.
If you come to Him, you get it.
It seems as if He was not marking their sin.
It seems as if He was not imputing their sins when He healed them, as if He was ignoring it.
Does Jesus know something that we don't?
Maybe if people receive God's goodness, it's the goodness of God that will lead them to repentance.
John 1:17 - We are busying ourselves with balancing the grace message that all of a sudden it is toppled.
There is no balance to grace. Grace is the truth that sets you free.
Grace and truth are on the same side. They are one.
Law is on the other side.
There is no balancing with Law and grace & truth.
When Jesus came, He came to say "Come, the Spirit of God is on Me. Come take what you need!"
Have we forgotten Jesus' ministry? Are we still obsessed with repentance? Are we still obsessed with the Law?
“For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17 NKJV)
7 is the number of rest. 5777 is this year in the Hebrew calendar.
Something significant is going to happen this year!
We'll be out of here (through the Rapture) before the 7 years tribulation.
God cannot force salvation into anyone's life, unless they receive it. Neither can He force
Jubilee into your life and circumstances unless you receive it.
How did the children of Israel conquer Jericho? God said no one talks. Just blow the trumpets. Go around the walls of Jericho. On the seventh day, go around the walls seven times. Then when they blew the trumpet, God said shout and when they shouted, the walls fell flat. At Jericho today, you can still see the remnants of the fallen walls today. Experts have traced the walls by carbon dating and have traced it back to the time of Joshua. Your bondage won't come down by human intelligence (wonderful as it is, it's still limited) or by human effort. It's too puny to come against the bondage. Your bondage will come down by the almighty hand of God.
Pastor Prince shares three keys to help you receive Jubilee into your life and circumstances:
Leviticus 23:26-32 - Notice that Jubilee is on the 50th Day of Atonement.
Key #1 : Rest. Don't work.
It's in the spiritual sense - examples: you don't have to work to get your family back together.
You don't have to work towards getting your rebellious child back home.
You don't have to work to get your health back.
You are saying that this battle is the Lord's. it's not mine.
Don't strive for it, don't stress over it, don't be anxious over it.
Say, "Lord, this is Your battle. I've been set free from anxiousness."
You can't change your body positively by worrying.
The devil will shout at you saying "What are you going to do about this??"
Just reply "The battle is the Lord's. God's hand is much bigger than mine. If He doesn't do anything, what can I do?"
Under the Law, the Lord would destroy the one who worked on the Day of Atonement.
That's the manner of seriousness that God looks upon this - He had to force the children of Israel to rest!
"You shall afflict your souls" - For us to rest, our souls suffer.
We're so used to getting things done. In fact our very anxiousness is making things worse, and it's an affliction.
Jesus is so full of rest.
“And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God. For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.”” (Leviticus 23:26-32 NKJV)
So if you don't work, what can you do?
What did the children of Israel do around the walls of Jericho?
They said nothing, but they listened to the blowing of the ram's horn -
The proclamation of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ.
How do they get the ram's horn? The ram is killed and they take the horn.
That's our guarantee of freedom, healing, provision, and of protection.
The blowing of the ram's horn is a visual aid of preaching.
Key #2 : Listen to the messages about Jesus, about the cross, and about the finished work.
Don't listen to preaching that people are blowing through horns made of brass.
Brass is a picture of judgement.
Hear the ram's horn: preaching about liberty - the cross is the power of God and wisdom of God.
Sometimes the power of God takes you out of a difficult situation.
Sometimes God allows you to stay, but the wisdom of God will allow you to triumph in that situation, and many will see that your God is a wonderful God!
Galatians 3:5 - In the Greek, the words "supplies" and "works" are in the continuous tense, which means that God keeps on supplying the Spirit to you and keeps on working miracles among you.
Does God do it because you observe the Law and you have it all together, and now you think you deserve it from God? No.
Keep hearing the ram's horn.
The more you hear, the more God supplies the Spirit and the more God works miracles.
“Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?—” (Galatians 3:5 NKJV)
Acts 14:8-10 - The word "heard" is in the imperfect tense which means that the man kept on hearing Paul preach.
He was crippled, which means that he must have kept asking to be carried to where Paul was preaching.
At that time they didn't have iPod or MP3 players. What's our excuse?
We should be listening to the ram's horn being proclaimed all the time.
When we repeatedly rest and listen this year, eventually one day, we will leap out of our difficult situation. We will walk and be normal.
“And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked.” (Acts 14:8-10 NKJV)
It's okay to watch your favorite TV shows but it doesn't help you! Why are you losing sleep over that?
There can be a time to watch, but it can also become a bondage.
At the end of the day, the guys in the show are going home to a big, fat bank account, but you are still left stuck with the same problem.
Listen to God's word.
Genesis 4:21 - The third key was given from the Hebrew word for Jubilee which is "Yovel".
The etymology is from the name Jubal. Jubal was the great-grandson of Adam and Eve. His name means "a flow".
Key #3 : Flow with the Spirit.
Follow the Spirit and His leading.
The Spirit will never tell you to divorce your husband or wife.
The Spirit will never tell you to flirt with another man or woman who is not your spouse.
He will never tell you to con people or tell lies.
This is because He is the Spirit of God.
Sometimes the flow will not be an instantaneous kind of thing.
The area that God has for you will grow and grow and grow.
The area that God doesn't want you to go into will shrink and shrink. It's as if the peace is no longer there.
“His brother’s name was Jubal. He was the father of all those who play the harp and flute.” (Genesis 4:21 NKJV)
Hebrews 4:9-12 - The word "quick" here means living and to bring/make alive!
God's word is greater than laser - it cuts every way.
We have a soul - our mind, will and emotions.
The challenge of us Christians is we have difficulty knowing whether a thought is from us or is from God.
If you are listening to the word of God being preached, it has an effect where it separates that which is indivisible: soul and spirit.
You will know what is from God and what is from you.
The word of God can separate the joints and the marrow. It has a physical effect.
God's word can touch and penetrate those areas where doctors and surgeons don't even dare. It can affect your body!
Reading the word of God can bring your body physical rest and relaxation as well.
“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:9-12 KJV)
Follow the three keys: Rest, Listen, and Flow with the Spirit and you will experience Jubilee this year!
God wants you to be like the Temple of God this year:
The Temple has three parts. Just like you.
The Outer Court (Body), the Holy Place (Soul), the Holy of Holies (Spirit).
The Outer court is busy busy busy. It's ok to be busy.
In the Holy Place, it gets quieter in your mind.
But in the Holy of Holies there is no activity. There is nothing but perfect peace. Shalom.
That's where God dwells.
That is the generator. The source of all power and the place where all your prosperous actions come out from.
God wants you to be a man or woman like that this year.
Jubilee is a visual aid. The substance and fulfillment of Jubilee is Jesus.
Jubilee is where Jesus is.
God wants you to be like the Temple of God this year: The Temple has three parts. Just like you. The Outer Court (Body), the Holy Place (Soul), the Holy of Holies (Spirit). The Outer court is busy busy busy. It's ok to be busy. In the Holy Place, it gets quieter in your mind. But in the Holy of Holies there is no activity. There is nothing but perfect peace. Shalom. That's where God dwells. That is the generator. The source of all power and the place where all your prosperous actions come out from. God wants you to be a man or woman like that this year.
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