In this Gospel Partner episode, join Joseph Prince as he shares insightful and practical keys to start reading and enjoying the benefits of God’s Word.

I want to share with all of you
how to study the Bible.

When you look at
stories like Isaac,

I mean he lived many years ago.
Why am I concerned for it?

Because that is you!
He wrote that for you.

When you look at
the Old Testament,

be conscious of the
love of God in the verses.

“But Pastor, it’s very hard
because many of the things”

“in the Old Testament
I read are all judgement!”

“God’s wrath!
How do you interpret that?”

Listen, when you
read judgement, ask yourself:

“Where is the mercy there?”

Because in every judgement,
there is a mercy.

See Jesus. Why?
Why see Jesus?

Because when you see Jesus,
you become like Him!

Your part is
to open the Bible, look,

and God’s part is to transform.

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Hello, church, I’m here to share
with you some good news to

encourage you so that you can
believe God for your very own

blessing, and breakthrough, and
miracle, hallelujah. All right, the

first testimony comes to us from a
sister, and she’s from Wisconsin in

the United States. And she writes
that, “Pastor Prince, I was

listening to your sermon on my
phone while waiting for my yearly

mammogram. In your message, you led
the congregation to place their

hand on their areas of concern and
pray, and immediately I did that

and I heard you declare, “As He is,
so am I in this world.” Hallelujah.

That was dedicated to all my
Chinese teachers from over the

years, ’cause last Friday was
Teachers’ Day, hallelujah. All

right, she goes on to write, “When
I got back the results, it revealed

that the cancer nodule had shrunk.
A year later, I went back for

another mammogram and there were no
more signs of cancer. Because of

your preaching of the gospel of
grace, I’ve been set free from

breast cancer.” Praise the Lord.
And then she goes on to write,

“Pastor Prince, I first saw you
more than ten years ago.” So this

is like one of those cool movies
where they start at the end and

then they flash back to the
beginning, right? So more than ten

years ago, she first saw Pastor
Prince, and she says, “It was 3

a.m. and I was sitting in the
living room, very high on crack

cocaine when you appeared on the
television and you shared the

message of grace and forgiveness.
At that time, I was still wondering

if the message was for me. You see,
I had been married to a man who

physically, mentally, and
emotionally abused me, and after

divorcing him I became a prostitute
and drug addict. I was so deep into

that lifestyle, I had to give up my
girls for adoption to keep them

safe. This continued for 12 years
and I felt like I had no strength,

no hope, and no way out. It wasn’t
until I found myself in jail,

crying out for help, that I heard
your program play again on the TV.

Listening to your message reminded
me there was a way out, and that

way was Jesus. This time, I got on
my knees and prayed to Jesus to

bring me to a place far away from
my hometown so that I could be

rooted in the right ways of living
and let go of my long term

addiction. I found the perfect
sponsor for me, the One,” capital

O, “the One who set me free from
addiction, condemnation,

helplessness, and loneliness. I’ve
been clean and sober for more than

ten years now because of your
revealing of who Jesus is in your

teachings. Today, I’m married to a
man of God who is deeply rooted in

Jesus and we have been blessed with
a son. You have impacted me so much

that I share your teachings with
all my special needs clients, for I

transport special needs adults. One
has prayed the salvation prayer and

even asked to hear your on-demand
sermons. God bless you, Pastor

Prince, for preaching the gospel of
grace.” Praise the Lord for the

power of the gospel of grace,
hallelujah. The next testimony

comes to us from a brother from
Canada, and he writes that, “About

four years ago, I was addicted to
drugs and had lost everything: my

home, my job, my family, and my
self-respect. One night, I was

wandering the streets, high and
homeless, when the weight of

everything came down on me. I
collapsed to my knees and cried

uncontrollably for some time,
crying out, ‘God, I’m so messed up

and I don’t know what to do. Help
me.'” You know, that’s a very

powerful prayer. When you cry out
to God, “Help me,” that’s a very

powerful prayer, amen? Praise the
Lord. “All of a sudden, I felt as

if God had reached into my brain
and plucked out the addiction. I

got up and I noticed the urge to
use drugs was gone, like it was

never there in the first place.
This all happened without any

withdrawal symptoms and I haven’t
had the desire to indulge ever

since. Since then, things have
consistently gotten better. I have

a job and a vehicle now. My son is
living with me again and I get lots

of time with my
four-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

God has also led me to a fantastic
family in a family-based church

very near to the home He has
provided for me. Through this

amazing church family, I started
doing outreach in the most

impoverished community, riddled
with addiction and homelessness. It

hasn’t always been easy, but with
the support I have, and through

constant listening to Pastor
Prince’s sermons and spending time

in the Word, the Lord has taken me
from glory to glory. My mind is

being renewed and life is getting
better. Praise God for answering my

prayer and for His divine
intervention. I want to say a huge

thank you to you, Pastor Prince.
Your messages on God’s grace,

healing, and rest have been of more
help than I can ever put into

words. Whenever I drive, I’m
always–I’m almost always listening

to one of your messages and praying
in the Spirit. All glory goes to

the Lord for everything in my life.
I would not be where I am today

without His grace, mercy, and
guidance.” Praise the Lord for

these awesome, wonderful
testimonies. And right now, church,

please join me as we welcome Pastor
Prince. Good to see all of you. You

all excited about Zone X? First,
let’s give glory to God for all the

souls saved through the mid-autumn
service, amen? Someone’s

grandmother, someone’s father,
someone’s uncle, they are saved.

Now they are saved. Something
happened because we had this

mid-autumn service, amen? Just
imagine if we don’t have it.

Someone’s mother, someone’s
grandfather would not have been

saved. And now, what has come in
from this, just these two service

yesterday, are documented, right,
that means they own up that they

got saved, all right, 140 souls.
Every soul there is precious that

Jesus gave His life for these
souls, amen? And those

undocumented, when Pastor Mark led
them in prayer, there’s even more.

I always believe that there’s
always people praying that sinner’s

prayer, amen, that may not want to
acknowledge themselves or whatever,

but thank God they are saved.
That’s the most important. And this

is what having a church is all
about, amen, preaching the gospel

of Jesus Christ. What is dear and
what is close to God’s heart is His

Son and what His Son did for us on
that cross. God wants the whole

world to know, amen. When Jesus was
on earth, even though Jesus says

that in His first coming to Israel,
born in Bethlehem, grew up in

Nazareth, His entire life, you know
that He’s preaching to the lost

sheep of the house of Israel. And
that’s why there are times, like

for example when He was in Tyre.
The most northern part of any place

that Jesus ever preached was in
Tyre. I’ll show you a map of Tyre,

and with a map of Tyre, this is the
division of the 12 tribes. All the

different colors is to show you the
12 tribes, their territorial, their

areas, okay, that belong to them.
And in the tribe of Asher, there is

Tyre, okay? This is the part that
many years before Jesus was born,

this is the place where Alexander
the Great conquered, Tyre. It was

very hard to conquer Tyre and
Sidon, but he did it. Now, this is

the northernmost part that Jesus
went to, amen. And there was a

Syrophoenician woman who is not a
Jew, but don’t forget, Jesus was

sent to the lost sheep of the house
of Israel. So He went to a Gentile

area, which is Tyre. It’s all
Gentiles. By the way, Gentiles are

non-Jews. In a sense, all of us,
whether we are Chinese, Indians,

you know, we are non-Jews. That
means we are Gentiles. We belong to

the Gentiles. But when God promised
Abraham Abraham would be the father

of all the Jewish people, and God
gave promise to Abraham, amen, that

his seed, the Messiah will be a
Jew. And that’s what happened.

Jesus is born in Bethlehem from the
lineage of King David, amen?

Although we know that there is no
input from His earthly father,

Joseph. He was born of a virgin,
amen, but born nonetheless from the

lineage of King David. And King
David all the way traced to

Abraham. So the first coming is to
preach to the lost sheep of the

house of Israel. Only when He died,
the gospel is for the whole world,

but He has to fulfill the promise
God made to Abraham. So here and

there you will find Jesus saying,
“I’m not sent but to the lost sheep

of the house of Israel.” So when He
was in Tyre, a woman came whose

daughter was demon-possessed, and
she begged the Lord, but she came

in pretense actually, as if she’s a
Jew. She says, “Son of David, Son

of David.” Now, that’s a phrase
used by Jewish people of the

Messiah. Only they can use that at
that time, but she came

impersonating like a Jew, and Jesus
did not answer her. And she kept on

pestering the Lord, and the
disciples said, “Send her away.”

And the Lord says, “I am not sent
but to the lost sheep of the house

of Israel.” There you see it, and
she’s not from the lost sheep of

the house of Israel. That’s His
first coming. But do you believe

that the Lord has compassion and
love in His heart, even for her?

Why did He go to Tyre in the first
place, to the farthest place of His

journey? Of any journey He ever
made, the farthest He ever went was

Tyre. Why was He there in the first
place? Because of that woman. He

would traverse even the Sea of
Galilee because of one person who

is so demon-possessed, the most
demonized man. He would travel all

the way just for that man. Even
though He was tired and He was

sleeping in the boat, He would do
it for one person, for one soul,

amen? And so Jesus gave her a way
out. Jesus says, “It is not right

to take the children’s bread.” In
this case, she wanted healing for

her daughter, so “children’s bread”
is healing. Say, “Children’s

bread.” You’re about to feed on
children’s bread. If you are sick

in your body, you’re about to
receive health and healing, amen.

So Jesus says, “It’s not right to
take the children’s bread and to

give it to the,” listen carefully,
“the puppies.” So the word

“puppies” is used, right? A
diminutive term. If your Bible has

“dogs,” it’s not accurate. So
“puppies” belonged–puppies are

loved, and because you know why? In
that day and age, Jesus is using

the language of the Jewish people.
They’re called Gentiles–okay,

don’t be offended–dogs, okay? But
Jesus used the term, “It’s not

right to take the children’s bread
to give it to the puppies.” He gave

her a loophole, even though she has
no covenant at that time. All

Gentiles don’t have a covenant with
God. He gave her a loophole,

because puppies usually belong
where? In the house, and usually

they are around the table. Then she
answered, “But even in the puppies

eat the crumbs that fall from the
master’s table.” And by the way,

she says, “Lord, even the puppies
eat the crumbs.” Now she don’t–she

didn’t come impersonating herself
as someone else, right,

impersonating someone else as a
Jew, but she came as herself. She

called Him the term that all
Gentiles can call Him, Lord. She’s

honest. How many of you know that
the Lord doesn’t want you to be a

hypocrite or a dishonest or
pretentious person? Do you know

why? Do you know why? One of the
strongest words that comes out of

Jesus’ mouth against the Pharisees
especially, people who are

self-righteous and pretentious.
Self-righteous as if they are so

holy, holier than thou attitude,
looking down on others, and Jesus

is very strong on that. When it
comes to the tax collectors who are

the social outcasts in Israel at
that time, when it comes to the

prostitutes, when it comes to the
people who are lepers and all that,

Jesus, even though they are all
sinners, Jesus never used strong

words on them. So that tells us
He’s the same yesterday, today, and

forever. What He doesn’t like is
pretension. Hypocrite means what?

Trying to be something you are not.
So I asked the Lord one time, I

said, “Why are You so strong
against hypocrisy?” You know what

He said? “It’s because I love the
people. I love those people and I

love you, and I don’t want you to
come to Me trying to be someone

else. Because if I love you when
you are trying to be someone else,

you will never feel loved, because
you think that I love that

pseudo-me, that me that is not me.”
It’s like you’re dating, right, and

all the while you act like a rich
person, but you’re not. You wanna

impress the girl, so you borrow
from your friend the car. You

borrow from your friend all
the–it’s only for awhile because

you cannot pretend for too long.
You cannot marry–you cannot let

someone fall in love with a
pseudo-you, a fake you. By the way,

you’re wondering is this preaching
already? Yes, it started already,

the ministry of the word. All
right, so the–in order for you to

real feel loved, you must let the
person see you as you really are.

Then when the person falls in love
with you, amen, good, bad, and

ugly, then you know you are loved.
Can I have a good amen? So the Lord

wants you to know that only when
you are yourself, if you’re a

sinner, that’s no problem to Him.
He came to be the Savior. In a way,

sinners have–because they are
sinners, they have the title. The

fact they are sinners, they have
the title to the Savior. Those who

act like they are righteous, they
have no title to the Savior. So if

you’re a sinner, just tell the Lord
you’re a sinner. He says, “I’m a

better Savior than you are a
sinner. You can’t outsin My grace.

My grace is greater than your sin.
My grace is greater than your

bondage. It’s greater than your
addiction.” Can I have a good amen?

All right, so don’t pretend to be
what you are not. And you know what

Jesus says? “Oh woman,” Jesus told
her, that woman of Tyre. We’re

still on it. Jesus says, “Oh woman,
great is your faith.” It was a

test. “Great is your faith. Be it
unto thee even as thou would.”

First of all, He complimented her
for her faith. Have you noticed

that Jesus only commented on great
faith in the Gospels on the

Gentiles–for the Gentiles. One was
a Roman solider, remember? The

Centurion, and the other is this
woman. Both Gentiles. They did not

know the law. They just know Jesus,
or somewhat about Jesus that really

matters at the end. They see His
heart. You know, His heart will not

begrudge a crumb that fall from the
master’s table. With that crumb,

and what a royal dainty– It’s no
mere crumb, because that crumb

drove the devil out of the
daughter. When she went home, the

daughter was healed. How ’bout–I
want to share with all of you how

to study the Bible, okay? Things
that the Lord has taught me, and

these are things that, you know, if
I teach, like, in a Bible school,

you know, you go through the
curriculum and all that. I just

want to share not based on that,
but based on how God teaches me

down through the years, all right?
Things that I feel that needs to be

focused on. These are the things
that are necessities when it comes

to study the Word of God. All
right, first and foremost, let’s

look at– we are still continuing
our teaching on where I left off

the last time. Look at Deuteronomy
chapter 8. It says, “For the Lord

your God brings you to a good land,
a land of brooks of water, of

fountains and depths that spring
out of valleys and hills.” So here,

we mentioned last week the parallel
between the land of Israel as the

possession of the children of
Israel and for us it is the Bible.

It is the Word of God, amen? It has
mountains. It has valleys. It has,

“I bring you to a land of fountains
and depths that spring out of

valleys and hills.” And then when
we go through a valley period and

we study the Word, we find that
there’s a spring that gush out in

our valley, in our times of trial
from the Word, amen. So that is our

inheritance. And what do you do
with the land? Even for Israel,

they have to cultivate the land,
dig deep, amen, sow the seed. Now,

you cannot make the rains come.
That is God’s prerogative, amen?

That’s–you know, you just have to
pray and trust God. So in Israel,

when they were in Israel, the
Egyptians, they trusted the River

Nile. At that time, no one knows
where the River Nile comes from,

amen? So they looked down. But in
Israel, God says when you come to

Israel, it’s not like the land of
Egypt. You look up. You gotta trust

God for the rain. If the rains
don’t come, there’ll be no harvest.

There’ll be no food for you and
your family. You gotta look up. I

think right now we are in the world
where everything is coming to a

place where you have to trust God.
You know, things that are

automatic, you know, things that
are– we take for granted, things

that, you know–oh yeah, you know,
the harvest is plenteous in the

world. If this side here runs
short, you know, we have another

supply from another country. Then
if this country, you know–no, no,

friend. Almost like there is a
shortage that’s happening all over

the world. In some places, there’s
a drought like they never had that

kind of drought, not just in 10
years or 20 years, like in 100

years. Another place, there’s a
flood like they never had that kind

of flood for 50 years, you know?
It’s happening during this time.

And all this will affect the
harvest. All this will affect food,

amen? Now, don’t run out and see
whether there’s food available

outside, all right? I’m just
telling you that we cannot trust

the norm. And all these things that
we go by sight, that we trust in,

is now being removed from us. But
you know, the Bible always talks

about famine, and every time you
study famine–the Bible talks a lot

about famine, whether it’s
Abraham’s time, that even his seed,

Isaac, went through a famine. But
it was during this famine that they

prospered, that they prospered in a
significant way. Not that they

didn’t prosper in the good times,
but especially, for example, Isaac.

He sowed in the land of famine, and
the Lord blessed him, and he reaped

100-fold. A hundred fold in that
year of famine. Now, Isaac is a

picture of Abraham’s seed. And the
Bible says, “If you are Christ’s,

then you are Abraham’s seed and
heirs according to a promise.” So

we are types of Isaac, amen. What
God did–the reason God put the

picture there– Bible teaching is
happening right now to teach you

how to study the Bible. When you
look at stories like Isaac, I mean,

he lived 90 years ago. Why am I
concerned for it? Because that is

you. Whatever he goes through, and
you’re going through your own

famine, right? God knows. I tell
you, God knows the year 2030 before

it happens, 2050 before it happens,
amen. God knows because God is

outside time. So when God designed
the Bible, it is very relevant. It

speaks to you now. Even from a
story that happens last time, it

speaks to you now. There is always
a now Word. You can read–you say,

“Pastor Prince, I memorized by
heart Psalms 23.” Well, Psalms 23

can still speak to you. Don’t think
for one moment you have exhausted

it. Don’t think for one moment
you’ve exhausted it, amen? Even if

you memorize it, meditate on it and
God will give you more, and

there’ll be springs that will gush
out from valleys as you meditate,

amen? It’ll be like a gusher.
You’ll feel like, “Ooh,

hallelujah!” You will feel like
Jeremiah 15:16. This is what he

says. “Thy word was found, and I
ate them.” The first thing, your

first assignment is not to look at
the Word of God and say, “What must

I do?” all right? That’s a law
mentality. The first thing you do

with God’s Word is you eat it. It’s
for eating. It’s for eating. If you

ask the Lord, all right, “Why is it
that people are rebellious, people

are bound by addictions, people are
enslaved to certain habits and they

can’t break free? Why are people
depressed? Why are so many people

depressed today?” Right? You know
what the Lord will say? “They’re

hungry.” They are hungry. The very
first thing the enemy attacks is

always the harvest. When–the Bible
says when Gideon was threshing

wheat, he was threshing wheat in a
place–in the vine press. Now,

that’s not the usual place that you
thresh wheat. Threshing wheat is

like studying the Word of God. The
Word of God is wheat, right, bread

of life. So he’s threshing wheat to
eat, right? But he was doing it at

night to hide from who? The
Midianites. The Midianites have

come in, and every time there’s a
harvest, the Jewish people have a

harvest, they will come and rob
them of their harvest. So they are

staying in the mountains, and
whenever their harvest is there,

they come and rob them of their
harvest. So Gideon does it quietly

so that he has a secret harvest,
and a secret threshing, and a

secret reaping, right, that he
wants to have secret eating as

well. But God called him forth. God
calls those who are studying the

Word, amen, to feed others. You
know, yesterday I was studying the

Word and I was preparing for all of
you, and I always see all of you as

hungry, okay? You might say,
“Pastor Prince, I think I’m hungry

for more of the social media. I
feel that the more I read, I think

I feel better.” No, you won’t. You
will feel empty. You will feel more

depressed. You are hungry and you
are hungry for true bread. You are

hungry–the Bible says in Isaiah,
“Why labor for that which does not

satisfy,” amen? So you are hungry.
You’re not depressed, you are

hungry. You’re not actually a
rebellious person, amen? You are

fighting something because you are
hungry. Have you noticed people who

are hungry physically can be very
bad-tempered? Wives, have you

noticed that? Sometimes your
husband is not angry with you. He’s

not angry, he is hungry. Look at
your husband, smile, and say,

“Amen?” Have you all experienced
that or it’s just me? It’s just me,

come on. I see Pastor Lawrence
putting up his hand. He’s one

honest man. There’s one honest man.
The Lord loves it. The Lord loves

honesty, amen? Amen? So many of you
need to repent, amen? So a hungry

man can be a very angry man, right?
But the anger is not actually his

problem. His problem is a deeper
problem, he’s hungry. So many of

you are hungry, but you’re not
feeding yourself with true bread.

So you pass by, you think you need
something from the fridge. You open

up the fridge. You feel like you
need to eat something. You feel

hungry. You don’t realize that it’s
spiritual hunger because you’ve not

been feeding on the Word. So you
take out something, you eat. Now,

after for awhile, you still feel
hungry so you eat some more. Wrong

thing to do, bro, all right? Not
good. You will see some results

that will tell you it’s not good,
amen? Or I watch TV. I think this

is good. I watch this drama. I
watch this movie. I watch this–all

right, it will feed me. For awhile,
your mind is stimulated no doubt,

all right? You are stimulated, but
after that, you finish everything,

you still feel like there’s an
emptiness. Like, “What is it I

really want? I think I need to
watch some more,” you know? That’s

not the answer. The next day, you
have raccoon eyes, you know, or

panda eyes, and things like that
because it doesn’t feed. So the

Bible says in Isaiah, “Why spend
your labour for that which does not

satisfy?” Now, all these things,
eating and all that, or watching,

you know, I mean, it all has its
place. I’m not knocking them. They

are not sins. It’s not a sin to
eat. I’m just saying, realize that

you are hungry. The enemy always
attacks your food. Some of David’s

mighty men became mighty men, they
marked themselves as mighty men

when they refused to let the enemy
take their harvest. They would

stand in the middle of a patch of a
field of harvest, like lentils, all

right, and they will stand there
with a sword. And they are

outnumbered by the enemies, but the
Bible says the sword will clave to

their hand, and the sword is a
picture of God’s Word. And they

will fight. They say, “This is my
harvest. You ain’t taking it, all

right? There’s no way. I sow it,
all right, I grew it, I watered it,

and where were you? You wanna come
and take the food? No way. I’m

gonna stand here, stand my ground.”
And the Bible says, “Stand

therefore.” Stand for your food,
amen. Don’t let anything rob you of

that time that you spend in the
Word of God, amen? Whether you

are–in the morning, whether you’re
sitting on the toilet bowl or–like

I told you, it’s a good time. Some
of you, “Oh, you know, I feel so

irreverent.” No, you are just being
religious, because I’d rather you

do that than not do that and spend
the whole day not in the Word. So

if there’s a Bible there, Bible
everywhere, amen, commercial time,

look at the Bible. Spend time in
the Word. Even a little piece of it

can, like a little crumb, can bring
healing. Can I have a good amen? So

here, God says there’s food. Not
just drink, there is food, all

right? By the way, Jeremiah was
saying that the first thing you do

is eat. And what happens? “Your
word was to me the joy. Your words

were found, and I ate them.” That’s
your first responsibility. Eat the

Word of God. And number two, it
becomes the joy and rejoicing of

your heart. So eat it until there’s
a joy and rejoicing springing up.

And there’s a joy, I’m telling you.
It’s like that joy heals, by the

way. That joy heals your body. The
joy of the Lord is my strength.

It’s not just spiritual strength
there. If you read it carefully,

it’s strength–spirit, soul, and
body. So the joy of the Lord. So

how do you get the joy of the Lord?
Thy words were found. And what did

I do? I ate them. When Jesus says,
“I am the bread of life,” what do

you do with bread? You eat it. You
don’t just admire it or else you

will stand up, “I’m the portrait of
life,” all right? I’m–but He says

bread. He says He’s the water of
life, fountain, amen. He is the

bread of life. What do you do with
bread? You eat. And because it’s

called, “I am the bread of life,”
you receive life. You see, every

day we leak life. You know, the
things that we do, the things that

we watch, the things that we hear
causes us to leak life. You know, I

thought life is intact. Once you
get life, you get life. No, every

day you’re losing life. Ask the
doctors. They will tell you it is

shown by death has set in. That
means what? When there’s no life,

that part there’s death. So
different parts of your body, when

you leak life, right, death comes
in. They call it aging, they call

it whatever, which means what?
Reduction of life. But you can

receive more life. Jesus says, “I
am come that you might have life

and have it more abundantly.” Can I
have a good amen? So praise the

Lord. Give Him praise, amen. It’s
true, amen. He wants you to have

this life more abundant. And if you
look, there’s also food in the

land. In the–remember I shared
about the land in the Bible?

There’s a land of wheat, barley,
vines, fig trees, pomegranates,

olive oil, and honey. In my last
sermon, I broke this down to show

you the Word of God and how rich it
is. “A land wherein you shall eat

bread without scarceness, you shall
not lack any thing in it; a land

whose stones are iron, and out of
whose hills you may dig brass,” or

copper here in the Hebrew, all
right? So it’s a rich land, amen.

It’s a rich land. It has different
vistas, different facets, and every

part of it is a blessing. So
sometimes you go–“For the Lord

your God brings you,” so it’s a
land that you go into. So there are

times you take a verse, you
meditate on it until it gives you

its iron and its precious metals,
amen? Gold, silver is there as

well. The Bible says, “More to be
desired is the Word of God than

gold,” amen? But as you study God’s
Word, you find that there are times

you are eating pomegranate. There
are times you are eating figs. God

has variety. God is a God of
variety, the manifold grace of God.

Even grace has manifold. You know,
God gave you a tongue. You know,

you will never know the different
tastes. If God gave you one tongue

with one taste, you wouldn’t
complain. You don’t know. You don’t

know. You only have one taste.
Imagine rice, same, all right? You

eat beef, it’s the same, all right?
You have your pickles, it’s the

same. All the tastes is just one
taste. But God gave us a tongue

with many tastes. And recently they
discovered there’s even one more

taste called umami hidden
somewhere, amen? Umami, all right?

I’m sure there’s somewhere else. I
prophesy to you, if they study some

more, there will be another one
called udadi. Oh, that one is–oh,

Pastor Prince, you are so corny.
Amen? If there’s the umami, there

must be an udadi somewhere, you
know? All right, so there are

things that–and they say that our
brains, we only use 10% of our

brains, right? Amen? Have you met
people that you don’t even think

it’s 10%? Don’t look at your
neighbor now, amen? All right, I

mean, scientists tell us that we
only use 10% of our brain, so I

believe that the other nine-tenths,
right, where is it missing? The

Bible promises the gifts of the
Holy Spirit are exactly nine, amen?

It comes when you are filled with
the Holy Spirit. It can maximize

your mind. So it is–it covers
every area and figs is for

certain–by the way, do you know
figs is very sweet, right? Just to

let you know something about figs,
figs is very sweet but it does not

spike your blood sugar. It does
not. In fact, it is said that even

people with high blood, you know,
sugar and all that, they can

actually eat figs, amen. Don’t
google it now. Go home and–you

know? And so it’s amazing the land,
whatever God promised down there is

good for the taste as well as for
health, amen? If you are a man and

you wanna be fruitful–he that have
ears to hear– all right,

pomegranate is very good for you.
That’s why it’s a lot of seeds.

Okay, I’m getting myself ahead
already. Okay, that’s just free,

okay? Just free, amen? Look at the
pomegranate and ask yourself why is

it full of seeds and all that. I
believe it’s gonna be helping you.

That’s all I can say. He that have
ears to hear, let him hear, amen?

Amen? Ha ha, okay, so that’s a
promise. Now, that is microscopic.

Sometimes when we study the Bible,
we study the Bible up close, all

right, like a microscope, and
sometimes we study the Bible like a

telescope. Here we look at Moses
when his last stand on Mount Nebo,

just before he passed on to be with
the Lord, right? He stand at Mount

Nebo and he looks into the promised
land in Deuteronomy 34. “Then Moses

went up from the plains of Moab to
Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah.”

Many of you have been there. Let me
see your hands if you’ve been there

in Jordan, where Moses’s last stand
was. Let me see your hands. Yeah,

you are blessed, amen? You saw that
view. You are seeing the same view

where Moses was. Somewhere there,
he stood at Pisgah, Mount Nebo, and

then he looked into Israel. So
today, of course, it is on the side

of Jordan, okay, the country of
Jordan. But at one time, it’s all

one, all right, and they looked
down. He looked down into the

promised land. And here, it says
that, “And the Lord showed him all

the land of Gilead so as far as
Dan.” So he looked like this, okay?

I’m looking at the promised land.
This is Jordan. I’m looking at the

promised land. So he started like
this. He looked at Dan, as far as

Dan, then he looked at Naphtali,
which is the area of Galilee, the

Sea of Galilee, all right? Now, he
could have looked straight away up

front. You know what’s up front?
Jericho, the nearest, the city of

Jericho, the area of the Jordan
valley. But he didn’t. He looked

far, right? So this is a picture of
the overview of the land. Sometimes

when you read the Bible, you read
the Bible–you don’t feel like

reading, like, microscopic, or
meditating on one verse, all right?

You want to just general reading,
like you read the book of Ruth. It

can be done in one sitting. It’s a
very romantic book, amen. It’s a

beautiful story of a young bride.
In fact, not only a young bride.

You know, usually a woman who has
been married before is not so

much–does not stand so much an
opportunity as someone who has not

been married before, and she’s been
married before. And in those day

and age, when your husband dies
before you and all that, they could

see you as a person who brings a
curse, right? But then she followed

her mother-in-law to a land that’s
foreign to her and end up marrying

the most eligible bachelor. And
together, they became the

great-grandfather of David. And
from David came our Lord Jesus.

Imagine if they didn’t meet. And
she doesn’t belong there actually.

Like the Syrophoenician woman of
Tyre, she’s a Gentile, but she was

included in the genealogy of our
Lord Jesus. Isn’t that a beautiful

story? Amen, you can read it in one
sitting, so it’s like a panoramic

view, amen? A panoramic view.
Sometimes you just feel like

reading, and what the panoramic
view does is that it washes you.

All right, you say, “But Pastor
Prince, when I read the Bible, I

really don’t understand a lot of
things.” Keep on reading and

enjoying it. You know, I tell you
this. A lot of people who start

reading novels, even children when
they start reading books and all

that, there are parts they don’t
understand. But just enjoy what you

do understand, all right? There was
a man who was a devout Christian,

and he wanted his son to learn
about the importance of studying

the Bible and reading the Bible.
And he told–he was a farmer. He

told his son–and they had a stream
nearby their farm. He told his son

to take a basket, all right, a
basket, and go collect some water.

The son looked at him kinda
strange, right? He was about–the

son was about seven, eight years
old. And he was trying to impress

on his son, ’cause his son told
him, “When I read the Bible, I

don’t understand. I don’t
understand.” So he said, “I tell

you what, go get the water.” So the
son went, scooped the water, came

back. Of course, the water dripped
out. I mean, it came out, right, of

the rattan basket. Then the son
said, “Dad, it’s all gone.” “Go get

some more water.” He went and came
back again, and the water all left,

you know, and nothing left. He
said, “Dad, it’s useless. You

cannot take water in this.” “You
see, son, how clean that basket is

right now even though it cannot
hold water. You don’t understand

the Bible, never mind. Keep on
reading, because it washes you.” It

washes you. It has a washing,
purifying effect. It has a healing

effect. Same thing if you are
honest. You say, “Well, I don’t

wanna read anything I don’t
understand.” If you’re honest,

because we talk about reading as
eating God’s Word, apply that to

your eating. Do you understand
every food and its components that

you eat every day? Oh yes, over
here we have vitamin E in this

little bean here. And this chicken
rice here, all right, has this. You

know, do you go down all that or
you just enjoy? When you approach

God’s Word, have the same approach.
Don’t try to understand its

components and all that. Just
enjoy. And many times, God will

speak to you directly from
something that happened in the

past. Are you with me so far? Is
this helping you? And the first

principle to remember, like what I
shared, I must reiterate this

because some people have not heard
me share this. The very first thing

you wanna see is Jesus in the
Scriptures. That’s why you need to

take even the words of the law and
make it the Word of Christ. Are you

with me? Make the word of the law
the Word of Christ. How do you do

that? Jesus did that. On the same
day he rose from the dead, all

right, and I’ll just say it real
fast for the sake of those who are

hearing it for the first time. When
Jesus rose from the dead, you would

have thought there were other
important things to do. But you

know what He did? He walked with
the two disciples who were

discouraged and He kept their eyes
from seeing who He was, right? And

that part is very intriguing,
because later on we will see why.

And then they were discouraged, and
you see how He brings them out. So

He said this to them, “O fools and
slow of heart to believe.” They

keep on saying, “We thought it was
He who’s gonna redeem,” talking

about the Lord, and the Lord is
there. “We thought He’s gonna

redeem Israel, and you know, bring
the kingdom down and all that.” And

Jesus says, “O fools and slow of
heart to believe all that the

prophets have spoken.” You see,
foolishness means you don’t know.

These are two indictments against
the church, because they were

disciples, believers. The other one
is “Slow of heart to believe.” If

you know, then another problem
comes in. You are slow of heart to

believe. So what’s the cure for
foolishness, ignorance, and slow to

believe? People all want great
faith, right? We all don’t want to

be slow to believe, amen? What’s
the answer? And the Bible says,

“Beginning at Moses.” Jesus said,
verse 27, “Beginning at Moses.”

Now, when it says, “Beginning at
Moses,” what is that, “Beginning at

Moses”? The first five books of
Moses. Moses is not the author,

Moses is the writer, like a
secretary. God is the author. All

Scripture is God-breathed, every
word. I said every word. You know,

when Jesus stood before the
Pharisees of His day, all right,

some people say, “You know, the
idea is inspired, but not the

words.” No, no, we believe in the
plenary inspiration of Scripture.

That means every word is inspired.
Every word, even every letter. Let

me tell you this. Jesus stood
before the Jewish people of the day

who didn’t believe, the Pharisees,
and then the Sadducees who don’t

believe in the Resurrection.
Sadducees are those who don’t

believe in the Resurrection, all
right? Nor do they believe in

miracles. And Jesus told them this,
and they say that when you die, you

die, all right? And they talk about
whose wife will she become if the

first husband died, then the
brother takes over. That’s a Jewish

law, the brother must take over,
all right? Then finally all the

brothers died and she go to heaven.
You know, people ask you questions

sometimes, it’s very extreme, all
right? You ever thought of that?

You see how Jesus answered? Jesus
says–and he–now, listen

carefully. Jesus is amazing. He
says this, “God is not the God of

the dead, but God is the God of the
living.” So they were arguing

there’s no Resurrection, right?
Jesus answered, “God is not a God

of the dead, but God of the
living.” Then He quoted Scripture,

“God says, ‘I am the God of
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.'”

Where’s the word that, Pastor, you
are trying to show us? “Am.” Am. He

argued from one word. Because if
they existed, they are no more, God

will use, “I was the God of
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” But God

didn’t say, “I was.” God says, “I
am.” In the Hebrew, it’s present

tense. “I am still the God of
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They are

with Me.” Are you listening,
people? Jesus answered based on one

word. And you know, the Pharisees
never said, “Oh, you are arguing.

You are arguing from one word, not
fair.” They never–they understood.

They knew the inspiration of the
Scriptures. At least for them,

compared to some people today, some
Christians even, they don’t believe

in the verbal inspiration of
Scripture. Paul, in his writing in

Galatians, he argued. When God
promised Abraham and God says, “And

to your seed will I give all these
promises,” notice He says–God

didn’t– He didn’t use the word
plural “seeds.” He used the word

“seed.” Paul argued from whether
one letter, S in our English, in

their Hebrew, all right, plural. He
argued from one letter. And none of

those he wrote says, “You’re
arguing from one letter.” They

understood Scripture is inspired.
So you’re studying something,

imagine, when you’re handling
social media, you don’t know what

is truth. Even some videos are
manipulated. Are you listening? And

what do you hear about this person,
that person. You do not know what

is truth. But when you handle the
Word of God, it is truth. Jesus

said of the Word of God, in His
High Priestly prayer, He says, “Thy

Word is truth. Sanctify them
through Thy truth. Separate them

from the world.” You see, church,
we are not called to imitate the

world. But on the other hand, we
are not called to be isolated from

the world. Because if you isolate
yourself, how to impact them? So we

are not called to imitate, we’re
not called to isolate, we are

called to insulate when we’re in
the world. And the way we insulate

ourselves, Jesus says, “Thy Word is
truth. Sanctify them, separate them

from all the filth, the
uncleanness, from all that’s in the

world as the curse. Sanctify them
while they’re in the world.” He

says, “Sanctify them by Your truth.
Your Word is truth.” We are dealing

with truth. You shall know the
truth. Truth always frees you up.

That’s why the enemy will always
keep you from the truth of God’s

Word. Number one, he’s happy when
you don’t spend time in the Word,

all right? Number two, you are not
having the cleansing effect even,

amen. And he will try to convince
you why, you know, it’s only for

people like Pastor Mark and Pastor
Lawrence. It’s not for people like

you. No, even a child. Timothy was
a child. In fact, the word there is

actually an infant. The Bible says,
“You have known the Holy

Scriptures.” 2 Timothy 3, drop down
all the way to that part. Drop

down, drop down. Yeah, it says,
“That from childhood,” Paul is

writing to Timothy, “you have known
the Holy Scriptures, which are able

to make you wise.” In an earlier
chapter, it tells you where he got

this teaching from. From his mother
and grandmother, Lois and Eunice,

all right? So a mother’s part, one
of the best things you can do is

like Wendy does that, okay? Before
Justin sleeps, she will read a

Bible story. And sometimes he
sleeps before the Bible story is

over. It’s the best way to sleep.
You sleep, last word is God’s Word.

Now, I’m not saying that’s how you
should do it. You can do it in the

daytime, but it’s the best time for
us for Wendy to share the Word with

Justin before he sleeps. He loves
his mom’s teaching, and I always

kept telling him this is the most
important part of the day, amen. Do

we share with him here and there?
Of course, during the daytime and

all that, here and there, as the
Lord leads me, I share, amen? But

the Bible part is the part at
night. We read something to him

from the Word, amen. So Timothy had
the same blessing. He learned the

Scriptures from his mother and his
grandmother. His father is a

Gentile, by the way, so we are not
told whether he’s saved or not,

right? So he learned the Scriptures
from the mother and grandmother.

And notice that these Scriptures
“are able to make you wise for

salvation.” When you see salvation,
don’t always think of, like, being

saved from hell. Salvation is a
very rich, all-inclusive word. It

is the word for healing. It will
make you wise for healing. It will

make you wise for deliverance. It
will make you wise for protection.

It will make you wise for
wholeness, amen? Wholeness, no part

of you broken, no part that needs
fixing. You’re coming to a place

where shalom, and shalom means
wholeness. Can I have a good amen?

Okay, so the first thing you wanna
see is Jesus. Back to Emmaus Road.

So what the cure for ignorance and
the cure for, you know, slow to

believe? All right, we all have
this problem, either foolishness or

slow to believe, or even both,
right? The answer is, “Beginning at

Moses,” the five books, “and all
the Prophets, He expounded to them

in all the Scriptures the things
concerning Himself.” So, Moses is

the first five books, right?
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,

Numbers, Deuteronomy. So from those
five books, Jesus is there. He’s

there in the Tabernacle in Exodus.
He’s there in the blood on the

Passover door, right? The Passover
night on that door, He’s there.

He’s there in the story of Genesis
when God told Abraham–yes, God

told Abraham, “take your son, your
only son,” amen? But Abraham has

two sons, right? The other one is
Ishmael, by then. But God says,

“Take your son, your only son, the
son that you love.” Wow, and God

says, “Offer him.” Of course, God
didn’t want Isaac as an offering.

God was actually talking about
whom? His own Son. “Take your Son,”

like talking to himself, “Your only
Son.” God so loved the world that

He gave His only begotten Son. Your
only Son and the Son that you

loved. You see, you must know that
He loves you because the Son that

He gave up on that cross is the Son
that He loves. You must really be

greatly loved by Him for Him to
give the Son that He loved for you,

right? So when you read that, wow,
you know? There’s another way of

teaching it. What is your Isaac?
What is that in your heart? Is

there an idol? Is that an idol in
your heart? Right? That’s your

Isaac. You must give up your Isaac.
Now, that can be a secondary

interpretation. There are times you
want to correct people that are,

you know, shall we say misplaced
priorities, people with misplaced

priorities, but I don’t think
that’s the way–the primary way to

see the Scriptures. The primary way
is to see Jesus. Now, the other one

has become heavy, right? And you
are wondering, “Do I have an Isaac?

Oh no, last week my wife gave birth
and we already called the name

Isaac already.” So sometimes it
becomes, like, heavy, it’s about

you. It’s not about you. Then,
Pastor, why did the Lord blind

their eyes? I mean, not blind their
eyes, but restrain their eyes from

seeing who He was? Because the Lord
said this to me. Never heard anyone

share this. The Lord said this to
me many years ago. I asked the

Lord, “Why do you–why not just
show yourself in your resurrected

form?” The Lord says, “It’s more
important for them to see Me in the

Scriptures than to see Me in
person, because if they see Me in

person and they believe, then today
you all will say–” He said to me,

“You all will say, ‘We never got a
chance to see you in person.'” But

once He make them see Him in the
Scriptures, He gives all of us

equal opportunity today to see Him
in the Scriptures. Can I have a

good amen? All right, so that’s the
cure for ignorance and for slow to

believe. Your faith will grow,
amen. Without faith, it’s

impossible to please God. The next
thing, when you read the Old

Testament especially. You all know
that Pastor Prince loves to teach

from the Old Testament, right? You
all know that, right? So when you

read from the Old Testament, the
governing principle is this. Number

one, see Jesus. Why see Jesus?
Because when you see Jesus, you

become like Him. Show them verse
18. Oh, is it 2 Corinthians 3:18?

“We all, with unveiled face,
beholding–” it’s amazing. When I

was preparing this, I was smiling
to myself because “unveiled” means

no more mask. And I said that,
“Wow.” You know, I didn’t plan to

teach on veiling, unveiling,
because it’s a special Sunday for

Singapore, right, but it just so
happens. “We all, with unveiled

face, beholding as in a mirror the
glory of the Lord, are being

transformed into the same image
from glory to glory, just by the

Spirit of the Lord.” Can you see
that? All right, we are transformed

by beholding Him. Where do we
behold Him? In the Scriptures.

Pastor, can you prove that from
this verse? Yes. Can you wait? I’ll

show you. I will show you it’s from
the Scriptures. Seeing Jesus in the

Scriptures, just like the two on
the Road of Emmaus did, and their

hearts were warmed. There’s a joy
and rejoicing of my heart, amen? By

the way, “Emmaus” means hot baths,
amen? And that’s where, back in

those days, people–the Romans have
hot baths. The Romans would go

there and people would go there,
especially the Romans, but they

would do it. They would dip
themselves–there was a skin

condition and all that. That tells
us it was a healing process. How to

be healed, seeing Jesus in the
Scriptures. “Let the Word of Christ

dwell in you richly in all wisdom.”
Another principle that you need to

see when you study the Old
Testament especially– New

Testament is very direct, right?
The Old Testament, types and

shadows. If you don’t–if you’re
not careful, you might turn exactly

what it tells you into a law. For
example, there’s a law that says,

“Though shall not muzzle the ox
that treads out the corn,” in

Deuteronomy. Show them Deuteronomy
25, verse 4. “You shall not muzzle

an ox while it treads out the
grain.” That means what? When the

ox goes round and round in those
days, right, they put grain in a

circle so the ox will move in a
circuitous way all around the

floor, and as it does, right, it is
carrying a load, like a log, and

the log will grind. There’s a–you
put wheat, or you put rice, or

whatever, right, the grinder. It’s
very hard for a person to do that.

There’s a small grinder you can do,
but the big one, to get more, you

gotta have an ox. The ox will go
round and round, and a lot of the

straws are all over the place. It’s
telling you, “Don’t muzzle the ox,”

like you muzzle a dog. Why? Because
you are kia su. You are afraid to

lose that. Every profit must take,
all right? If you are an ox, don’t

dare to eat what is on the ground.
But God is saying–see, God cares

for animals also, right? God says,
“Don’t muzzle the ox. He has a

right to eat as he works.” In fact,
if you are smart, a well-fed ox

work more. Work more means more
profit. Don’t be stupid, right?

Amen. God’s words benefit you. But
when you read this, is that the

application? Oh, today, all right,
don’t muzzle the ox. Very

interestingly, you know how Paul
interpret this? Let’s go to 1

Corinthians 9. Paul says, “Whoever
goes to war at his own expense?”

Like, when the ox is doing it,
we’re trying to make it like don’t

reward the ox, but God’s way is
like this. Who goes to war at his

own expense? No, the country
sponsors all the soldiers.

Everything that he has, all right,
is sponsored by the country. Am I

right? He doesn’t pay for his
rifle. He doesn’t pay for his

helmet, right? He doesn’t pay for
his clothes. All right, so “Who

ever goes to war at his own
expense? Who plants a vineyard and

does not eat of its fruit?”
Singaporeans, come on, all right?

“And who tends a flock and does not
drink of the milk of the flock?”

All right? “Do I say these things
as a mere man? Or does not the law

say the same also?” I just showed
you the law just now. So Paul is

arguing from the Old Testament, but
how does Paul see the Old

Testament? He sees something that I
think it behooves all of us to

learn. The next verse, he says
this. The law says, “For it is

written in the law of Moses, ‘You
shall not muzzle an ox while it

treads out the grain.’ Is it oxen
God is concerned about?” Is it oxen

God is concerned about? Is it oxen
God is concerned about? Is it oxen

that God is concerned about? Just
now I said yeah, God cares also,

right, in superficial, but in other
words, that law was given for us to

dig deep. Now, Paul has expounded
for us and Paul is saying, “Or does

God say it–Is it oxen God is
concerned about? Or does God say it

altogether for our sakes?” Our
sakes? What has the ox gotta do

with me? Is–are you talking about
my size? I know my wife said, “You

big ox, go away from me,” or
whatever. No, but God is–is it

because God cares for the oxen? God
said, “Go deeper.” This is what God

had in mind. Was it written
altogether for our sakes? The

answer, “For our sakes, no doubt,
it is written.” For our sakes. When

you read the Old Testament, number
one is to see Jesus because when

you see Jesus, you are transformed
like Him. Number two, whatever

Jesus has, you have. It behooves
you to find out what He has. And

whatever you see Jesus doing, you
are able to do because as you

behold Him, you become like Him. So
that’s the first thing you need to

do, amen. It’s a photo album. The
Bible is a photo album, and Jesus,

when you see Him, you feed. He is
your food. You feed on Him. Can I

have a good amen? It is God’s photo
album of His Son, His beloved Son,

the Son that He loves, amen? If you
come to my place and I show you a

photo album, right, of my son
Justin, whom I dearly love, and I

say, “This is Justin at one years
old. This is Justin, you know, his

first day in kindergarten. This
is–” and I see you looking out the

window, looking at the birds,
right, look outside, look at the

plane outside flying, you know,
you’re not paying attention, you

know what I do? You know what I’ll
do, right? I will close the book,

amen? So it’s the same thing. When
you find the Bible is a closed

book, it’s because you don’t want
to see Jesus. God loves to show you

Jesus. The Holy Spirit has been
sent to glorify Jesus. Not to speak

of Himself, but to glorify Jesus.
He’ll be there to help you, amen.

And when you see Jesus actually,
it’s like He who has the Son has

everything, amen? There was a rich
man, a wealthy man who was an art

collector. He collected very
expensive art. And he had a dear

son, a very dear son, and his son
died in the war. And this man grew

old, and finally he had no other
heir, and he passed away. So when

his will was written, all the who
is who in the arts, you know,

arena, everyone that–who came to
look for a good bargain, all right,

but his art pieces are very
expensive. He has very expensive

art, so they hope they can get a
bargain, you know, even though it’s

very expensive. But then the father
had an art piece of his son, his

late son. And then–so the
option–auction started and they

said, “Get it going, get it going.”
So the auctioneer says, “The very

first one, all right, that we are
gonna sell off is the picture of

his son.” They look around for
someone else to buy because no one

wanted to buy this picture of the
son, right? Then finally, an

elderly man at the back stood up
and says, you know, “I’ll take it.

I’ll take it.” So the offer was
like $10, let’s say, you know? He

said, “I’ll take it.” And this man
at the back is actually the butler

for the house, and he loved this
boy, okay? So no one knows what the

father said in the auction until
now. And then, “Come on, okay, it’s

done, done. The old man has bought
it. Let’s continue with the

others.” Then the auctioneer laid
his gavel and said, “Auction is

over.” They said, “What?” Auction
is over, because based on what the

deceased have said in his will, he
who gets the son gets all the

paintings, amen? So when you get
Jesus, you get everything. When you

see Jesus, you get everything,
amen. Don’t forget you’re a joint

heir with Jesus, all right? So God
didn’t put Jesus, right, so that

Jesus is Jesus by Himself. God sent
Jesus so that you will be

identified with Him, amen. He’s
your new identity. He is our

righteousness, amen? He’s our
wisdom. He’s our holiness. He’s our

redemption. Amen, are you all
blessed? Okay, so when you look at

it, be aware of God’s love when you
study the Old Testament especially,

amen. Now, New Testament is quite
obvious, like I said. I’m not–so

I’m focusing a bit more on the Old
Testament because I want you to

study the Bible. When you read the
Old Testament, many of you are

conscious of God’s wrath, God’s
judgment, and we’ll come to it, but

look at this real fast. When you
read the Old Testament, you see,

see God’s love, God’s care for us.
Is it oxen God is concerned about?

No, God is concerned about you. He
wrote that for you. So what does

that mean? “For our sakes.” “Does
He say it altogether for our sakes?

For our sakes, no doubt, this is
written, that he who plows should

plow in hope, and he who threshes
in hope should be partaker of his

hope.” Earlier on, he says, “Who
plants a vineyard and does not eat

of it? Who goes to war at his own
expense?” In other words, God is

saying, “Take care of the one who
treads out the Word of God.” In the

whole passage here, Paul is talking
about taking care of people who are

serving the Lord. You should not
muzzle them, amen. In other words,

they should prosper, even
materially. The next verse actually

tells you that. “If we have sown
spiritual things.” Now, Paul is

including himself as the ox. “If we
have sown spiritual things for

you.” We sow into you spiritual
things, right? “Is it a great thing

if we reap your material things?”
Amen, the pastors live off the

salary, right, from the tithes and
the offerings. Is it a big thing

when they sown into you spiritual
things which is eternal, which is

non-tangible? Come on, that’s more
important, amen. Amen? So Pastor,

what’s going on? We don’t have
enough salary for them. Huh. No,

I’m just teasing. I’m just telling
you what Paul did. Paul had the

wisdom. In fact, the same verse is
used, “Thou shall not muzzle the

ox.” Later on he says, “Let the
elders who rule well be counted

worthy of double honor,” and the
word “honor” there, all right, in

other versions it says “double
salary.” Paul says that in Timothy,

same verse, amen? How did Paul get
this wisdom, how to govern the

church, how to manage things? From
the Old Testament. So the New

Testament usually is quite general,
right? It’s quite general. People

say, “Pastor Prince, your teachings
should be more practical.” My

friend, it’s as practical as can
be, because I’m telling you, if you

try to be practical the way that
people are saying, “Be practical,”

what’s gonna happen is this.
“Husbands, love your wife even as

Christ loved the church.” Is that
practical? Actually, it’s very

general. Husband, love your wife as
Christ loved the church. That means

what? In a self-sacrificial way.
That one we know, right? “As Christ

loved the church.” How did Christ
love the church? Dying for her on

that cross. That’s how I am to love
my wife. So I start thinking, “It

doesn’t tell me. It’s not practical
in a sense that it doesn’t tell me

how to love.” Why? Because God
wants you to give–God wanted to

give room in the new covenant to
the leading of the Spirit as to how

each of us love our wives. No two
women are the same, although all of

them love diamonds. No, I’m just
teasing. I’m just teasing. Some

things it’s quite common, right?
But, like for example, Wendy is not

so much into flowers. I used to buy
flowers for her, dating, and I saw

the reaction. Okay, she’s very
polite, you know? She thanked me

for it, but flowers is not her
thing. Her thing is something else,

amen? So the other day, I gave her
the thing that she wanted, right,

but at the post office they told me
to get out the box. Never mind, you

are slow but you will get it, all
right? Her birthday is next week

actually, so you know, I try to
give her a gift that she can fully

appreciate, amen, that she can
hold, and hug, and you know? But

the post office told me to get out
of the box. You know, so. Okay, so

just by looking at the Old
Testament, Paul is able to draw

something. So when people say you
are not practical, all right, no,

listen carefully, all right? It’s
dangerous to tell people, “These

are the seven things you must do as
a husband. These are five things to

do,” because those things you do
can actually sabotage you. It’s not

exactly the thing to do. And you
know what? You are going back under

law. People love that, you see.
People love that. That’s why it’s

easier to tell me what to do than
for me to see. But if you study

carefully all the letters of Paul,
whether it’s Ephesians or

Colossians and all that, you find
that Paul begins with positional

truths, what we call the wealth of
the believer. Then comes the walk.

The first W is the wealth in the
first two chapters, the first three

chapters. Then comes the walk,
chapter 4 onwards in Ephesians.

Then comes the warfare. “Stand
therefore against all

principalities and powers,” right?
Clothed in the armor of God. So you

have wealth, walk, and warfare.
Your warfare cannot be good unless

you understand the wealth you have.
You understand who you are. So

these are called indicatives. In
theology, it’s called indicatives,

and this one is imperatives, what
to do. But even in the imperatives

is very general because God gives
room to the Holy Spirit. For

example, Paul says, “You yourself
are taught of God to love one

another.” How? You are taught of
God to love one another. God will

teach us how to love. God will
teach you how to take care of your

children. He will teach you all
things, amen? He will tell you

sometimes to do this is right, is
romantic, sometimes to do that is

wrong. Even for a child, to correct
at the wrong time when the Lord

doesn’t lead you can be hurtful to
the child. Not to correct at all

can be hurtful to the child. The
child needs to feel you care and

you love the child. Discipline is
something that brings out the best

in the child. They feel loved. The
funny thing is that they feel loved

when you correct them. There are
people who come from, especially

wealthy families and all that, who
grew up rebellious, and one of the

things they say is that, “My father
never corrected me. Doesn’t even

bother what I do, so I do this to
get his attention.” You see this in

dramas also, right? Okay, so when
you look at the Old Testament, be

conscious of the love of God in the
verses. But Pastor, it’s very hard

because many of the things in the
Old Testament I read are all

judgment, God’s wrath. How do you
interpret that? So notice Paul’s

perspective when he interpret the
law. He interpret in the light of

the love of God, right? So can we
interpret that in the light of the

love of God? How about the
judgment, Noah’s Ark, and things

like that? Okay, real quick I’m
gonna show you something, right?

Here’s a principle for us to learn
in Psalms 136. “Oh, give thanks to

the Lord, for He is good! For His
mercy endures forever.” “Give

thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.” In

Hebrew, all right, “Hodu le Adonai
ki tov, ki leolam chasdo.” “Chasdo”

is “chesed,” all right? Okay, so
here we have, “Ki leolam chasdo.”

“Ki leolam.” Every verse, verse 1
to verse 26 of Psalms 136, is

punctuated. Every verse is
punctuated with, “For His mercy

endures forever.” God did this. His
mercy endures forever. Let me show

you this, all right? Let’s drop
down to give you some samples. “To

Him who alone does great wonders,”
I want you all to say, “His mercy

endures forever.” “To Him who by
wisdom made the heavens, His mercy

endures forever; To Him who laid
out the earth above the waters, For

His mercy endures forever; To Him
who made great lights, For His

mercy endures forever.” See, we
understand this. We understand when

God does all these mighty acts,
amen, and great–His greatness is

shown, so we say naturally, “His
mercy endures forever.” But watch

this, the very next verse, okay,
drop down, “To Him who divided the

Red Sea in two, For His mercy–” we
can see it. Amen, His mercy endures

forever. He opened the Red Sea when
there was no way for His people, am

I right? But what about the next
verse? It says–okay, no, not this

verse. “And made Israel pass
through the midst of it,” say it,

“For His mercy endures forever.”
All this we understand, okay? Now

we come to that verse. “To Him–”
And it says, “But overthrew Pharaoh

and his army in the Red Sea,” and
all say, “For His mercy endures

forever.” So that’s a judgment. Now
you’re reading judgment, right? How

is it, “His mercy endures forever”?
You got the focus should be on “His

mercy endures forever,” His chesed.
“Ki leolam chasdo,” literally in

the Hebrew. Praise His chesed, His
grace. “Leolam” means forever. How

is this? Definitely it’s not good
news for Pharaoh or his army. You

see, it is good news for God’s
people. If He didn’t overthrow

Pharaoh in the sea and his army,
you know what’s gonna happen? They

were so hard-hearted that time and
time again, God gave them a chance,

you know, to repent. God sent Moses
to talk to them first. God gave

them chance, a chance after chance.
Even the judgment that came was

like 30-fold, small judgment, then,
you know, no one was hurt, no one

was endangered, all right? Things
are difficult, like what’s

happening around the world right
now. Things are very difficult.

Things have been difficult for the
past two or three years, right, and

getting more and more difficult,
and people’s hearts are still

hardened. They stand up, you know?
Every nation that has fallen has

fallen from within, you know? And
they still defy God and God’s ways,

right? So we’re seeing Pharaoh
getting hard. So he hardened his

heart, refused to let God’s people
go. He could have been spared,

right? He refused to let God’s
people go. It says he hardened his

heart, then the Hebraic picture
comes in. The Lord hardened his

heart, but actually he hardened his
heart first. And until now, he’s

still hard-hearted. So listen, when
you read judgment, ask yourself,

“Where is the mercy there?” because
in every judgment there is a mercy.

God is showing mercy, and love, and
grace to someone. And you wanna be

that someone. You know who you
wanna be? The one that He divided

the Red Sea for, the one that
crossed over, the one that He

protected from Pharaoh and his
armies coming, all right, like a

torrential river, coming towards
them to kill them. So it’s a wrong

perspective, “Poor Pharaoh.” No,
no, no “Poor Pharaoh.” It’s easy

for you to say that kind of thing.
If somebody wants to kill your son,

your little boy, all right, or do
something bad to your little boy,

amen, and then God does something
to that person before it happens,

you will say, “His mercy endures
forever.” Why? He protected your

boy. What about Noah’s flood? I’m
glad you asked. Get this sermon,

“Noah: The True Story,” by Joseph
Prince, okay? You will understand

how God showed mercy to the entire
world, the earth as well. But more

important than that, God actually
preserved one family so that the

complete stock was left, truly
humans. You see what happened in

the world before that. IT’s all in
that–and I also share with you how

all the species of animals can be
in the ark, all right? It’s all

young species, male, female, all
young ones, and how they can live

during those months of the flood,
because many animals can hibernate.

So even there’s scientific truths
down there, beautiful truths like

when God says, “Come into the ark,”
that means God is the first one in

to say, “Come.” God didn’t say, “Go
to the ark,” like outside. God

says, “Come into the ark.” God is
the first one in, amen. But when

God says, all right, “Go forth out
of the ark,” again, to go forth, He

tells Noah and his family, “You all
go out first. I’m here.” Isn’t this

beautiful? Simple things like this
found in “Noah: The True Story (Why

the Flood?)” okay? Get that
message, all right? I know that

author, all right? That speaker,
that author of that sermon. I know

him quite well. The other day he
must get out of the box. The ribbon

all torn open, you know? Get out,
get out, get out, get out, you

know? Very bad, you know? Willing
to pay for the weightage and all

that, amen, but–Ha ha. Okay, so
when you look at the Old Testament,

what do you do, people? See the
love of God. See the love of God,

amen? When you see the–you know,
even the law, “Thou shall not

muzzle the ox,” do you see the love
of God? See it for yourself first.

God takes care of me. God is not a
tyrant, “Work for Me, serve Me.”

No, God is a God who makes sure
that you get to eat, that you are

well-paid, amen. Amen? You want
some more before we close? Okay,

I’ll give you another one, all
right, and this is a principle.

It’s a principle, okay, of teaching
the Bible. And you need to know

this. Like I said just now, look at
verse 18 again of 2 Corinthians 3.

It says what? It says, “We all,
with unveiled face,” unmasked face,

“beholding as in a mirror the glory
of the Lord, are being transformed

into the same image from glory to
glory, just as by the Spirit of the

Lord.” I think we have heard this
before, that we behold the glory of

the Lord, we become like Him, amen.
And there’s no one more beautiful

than Jesus. The other day I was
reading about how Peter came to Him

and says, “Lord, you must not go to
the cross. You must not go to the

cross,” and He rebuked Peter. But
that’s what we think, He rebuked

Peter straight away, but actually
it’s not. You look at Mark’s

account, when Peter says, “Don’t go
to the cross,” Jesus looked at all

His disciples. Very beautiful, He
looked round about at all His

disciples and then He rebuked
Peter, as if to say, “If I don’t go

to the cross, then what about all
this?” You know, little actions,

you see His love, amen? Say, “Oh,
you know, your mother and your

brothers, physical brothers, are
outside waiting for you.” The Bible

says, “He looked around and says,
‘These are My brothers and

sisters.'” I love, though, even the
look of the Lord. There’s love in

His look. Peter denied knowing
Jesus in the Gospel of Luke, excuse

me, and the Bible says the third
time he denied, the rooster crowed.

And Jesus was within sight of Peter
and Jesus was bound, beaten, and

all that, and He turned around and
looked at Peter. Beautiful, just a

turn, the look of Jesus, and Peter
wept. It’s as if the look says,

“Peter, what I said happened, but
remember what I said. After you are

converted, you will be converted.
You will be restored. Strengthen

your brethren.” Jesus prophesied
his victory, his restoration,

before he fell. When He turned
around, He looked at Peter, it’s

almost like, “I forgive you and I
still love you.” He broke Peter’s

heart. Just one look. So I love all
these little nuances in the

Scriptures, you know, when you read
the Gospels especially, all right?

He saw the multitude. Some people
say, “Wow, I can make a lot of

profit out of this, you know? More
views, a lot of views, you know? I

wanna monetize these views, you
know? I wanna contact all of them.”

There are people who see people as
money-making opportunity. There are

those, if you are a butcher, “Wow,
look at all the sheep. So many

sheep. I can just sell them.” A
tailor will say, “Wow, so many

wool. Oh, so many wool that I can
fleece.” Jesus saw the multitude as

sheep without a Shepherd. How do
you see the world? They are just

immoral. They are just hard.
Nowadays, it’s hard to get people

to come to church. Nowadays, it’s
hard to get people saved. More

important is saved, not come to
church, amen? After that, come to

church. It’s very hard. People are
hard. Why do you see them as hard?

I see them hungry. Jesus saw the
multitude as sheep without a

Shepherd. That means what? They
need feeding. And the Bible says He

had compassion on them because they
were fainting, and you know what He

did with them? He taught them. He
began to teach them because they

are hungry. Amen? Okay, so this
verse, we all–when we see Jesus,

like I just shared with you some of
Jesus that I see in the Scriptures,

His glory, so that you can become
like Him. You see how patient He

is, amen, you become patient. Is
this practical? It’s practical, but

the practical that you think about
that I should preach is not the

kind of practical that God has in
mind. That practicality is in the

realm of the Holy Spirit leading
you, amen? Of course you can read a

book by so-called marriage expert,
parenting expert, but those things

can be deadly also. All right, when
the Holy Spirit leads you, it’s

life. It’s life for your child if
you are parenting that child. It’s

life for your wife or your spouse,
all right, if you are in a marriage

situation. And always look to the
Lord. It’s easier to pick up what

to do. Tell me what to do, okay?
You know it’s harder to unveil than

to teach the law? The Holy Spirit
came to unveil Jesus. It’s harder

to unveil Jesus than to
preach–it’s easier to preach the

law. I tell you this, don’t steal.
Hey, don’t murder. Hey, don’t

commit adultery. You can’t. It is
the law. But be careful that you

don’t–all right, there’s no
feeding there. I’m gonna show you

something real quick and we’ll
bring this to a close. Look at this

verse. How do you see the glory of
the Lord? Well, in worship, I close

my eyes, I see His glory. Yeah, I
mean, in a way you behold the glory

of the Lord, yes. I just imagine
when I pray. I just imagine the

Lord. I just imagine the Lord. Is
that how you are transformed into

His image? You ever thought? Where
do you see Jesus? You’re about to

hear it here in this church. Aren’t
you glad you are attending New

Creation Church? Amen? You’re about
to hear it. Where do you see Jesus?

Now, if you are smart and you
caught the Spirit of what we are

sharing already, you will say, “In
the Word of God,” right? But that

doesn’t say the Word of God, right?
Okay, we’ll end here. We’ll

continue another time, okay? I feel
tired already. It wasn’t easy

stepping out of the big box. I had
to remove my ribbon here also. It

was choking me. It would have been
a great birthday gift. Okay, how do

we know that it’s the Word of God?
Seeing Jesus in the Word of God,

how do I know? Well, you read the
context. Go back. Okay, “Unlike–”

Go back earlier, much earlier.
Yeah, “God has made us sufficient

as ministers of the new covenant,
not of the letter but of the

Spirit; for the letter kills, but
the Spirit gives life.” When you

interpret the Word of God, all
right, one of the most important

principles. And that’s why I’m
saying sometimes even in Bible

schools they don’t teach you this
essence, the most important thing

to look at. Another thing to look
at is that you must differentiate

law and grace. Like you say, “Well,
David was punished by God.” Albeit

it was tempered with mercy, his son
died, all right? Then people are

saying, “Be careful your son don’t
die because of your sin.” No, that

is applying something that was
under the law. David was under the

law. You are under grace. Well, we
just wanna scare people so they

won’t sin. You don’t scare people
not to sin. Fear will cause people

to sin even more, all right? A
flying trapeze person, all right,

can demonstrate somersaults even
better when they know there’s a

net. If you wanna remove the net,
it will affect their performance.

The more fearful they are of
falling, they will fall. So listen,

all right, it’s important to
differentiate law and grace. There

is a difference. In the Old
Testament, you read you can

feed–I’ve been sharing from the
Old Testament now because I know

that’s where the challenge is, all
right? So when you read the Old

Testament, don’t forget the gospel.
The gospel is all about the

unveiling of the righteousness of
God in Christ. For them back then,

they had to do the law to be
righteous. Many of them couldn’t.

No one can. Then finally they
offered the–the alternative is to

offer the burnt offering, a picture
of Jesus on the cross. And then God

allowed them to continue and the
blessings to continue, and

continue, and continue until they
exchanged gods, you know? They

worshipped idols and then they were
brought into captivity in Babylon

because from then on they stopped
offering burnt offering. Nothing to

cover their sin anymore, the
picture of Jesus. So for us, we are

not under that. We are under grace.
In other words, God looks at us,

listen, as righteous in Christ.
Today, hypocrisy is not owning up

to who you really are. If you are
the righteousness of God in Christ,

amen, Jesus became sin on the cross
that you might become righteous,

amen? The righteousness of God in
Him, am I right? So for you to act

like you are a sinner, that you are
sinning today, or you are still a

sinner that sins today and all
that, acting like that when Jesus

became sin, hey, God didn’t put sin
on you both, amen, so that you all

can both enjoy it. No, God put sin
on Jesus so that He pays it, He

takes your place that you might
take His place. 2 Corinthians 5:21,

if sin is on Him, righteousness is
on me. If judgment is on Him, grace

is on me. He was cast out, I’m
accepted and loved. God sent His

Son for this purpose. You must
differentiate law and grace. So you

see the things happen, they were
under law. We are not under law,

we’re under grace. So when you read
that with that understanding, you

can read everything. I used to have
a chop, you know, like those days

they have the chop in red, you
know, P-A-I-D, Paid. Have you seen

that before? So all my book of–my
old book, my old Bible, my book of

Leviticus, all every page, paid,
paid, paid, paid. So I tell myself

when I read it, don’t forget, in
case I get engrossed with the

details and I start fearing, “If
you don’t do this, you’ll be cut

off. If you don’t do this, you’ll
be cut off.” Paid. Or else if you

don’t obey, this curse will happen.
Paid. So read the Old Testament in

the light of the finished work. Are
you with me so far? Are you

listening? All right, so it says,
“We are ministers of the new

covenant, not of the letter but of
the Spirit.” So the old covenant is

letter. Some people interpret it
like this. They will say, “You

know, sometimes when you read the
Bible, it’s like letter. You must

make the Bible come alive, then
it’s Spirit.” No, that’s a

misinterpretation. I know
Charismatics are notorious for

this. There are people who teach
the Bible, teach the Bible, but

it’s just the letter that kills.
No, it’s not referring to the

Bible. It’s referring to law and
grace. The context is law and

grace. The letter are the Ten
Commandments that came on Mount

Sinai. The Spirit that gives
life–and He came on the Day of

Pentecost, by the way, the first
Pentecost. And Spirit gives life

came on a Day of Pentecost also,
but a different mountain, Mount

Zion. And down there, 3,000 people
died. Down here, 3,000 people

lived. The letter kills, the Spirit
gives life. Under law, it kills.

Under grace, life is given, amen.
Are you with me so far? Law focus

on do, do, do, all right? Grace,
see what has been done and I

receive it. See what has been done
and I receive it. Even our service

today, amen, is according to what
we have received. Such as I have, I

give you in the name of Jesus
Christ. And we strive according to

the working of the mighty power
which works in us mightily. It’s

always we receive, then we work it
out. We work out the salvation.

Work out. It is God who works in
you. So God works in us, we work it

out. Unless you see, unless you
know what you have, you cannot do.

That’s why Paul always talked about
the wealth in his letters first and

then he talks about what to do, the
walk. You with me so far? Hey, you

are blessed. You’re going to Bible
school in a short time. Aren’t you

glad you came to church today?
Okay, let’s bring this to a close.

Okay, hold your clap. I wanna send
you home already. Okay, all right,

so drop down. “If the ministry of
death, written and engraved on

stones–” stop. God calls it a
ministry of death. What’s the

ministry of death? Written and
engraved on stones. The only part

of the law–listen, people say,
“We’re not under law, Pastor, in

terms of offering burnt offering or
in terms of muzzling the ox, that

kind of law, all right, ceremonial
law. You know, we don’t have to

offer all this anymore. That’s what
God means. When you say, Pastor

Prince, we’re not under law, you
must clarify to the people it is

not that law, the Ten
Commandments.” But the Bible says

the ministry of death, written and
engraved on stones. That’s the Ten

Commandments. The only part of the
law that is engraved on stones,

written with the finger of God are
the Ten Words, and God calls it the

ministry of death. We are not under
that. The contrast, “So it was–it

came–it was glorious, so that the
children of Israel could not look

steadily at the face of Moses
because of the glory of his

countenance, which glory was
passing away.” At the end, he’s

gonna talk about our face unveiled,
so keep that in mind. It’s very

consistent, all right? Now, the
face of Moses, his glory was

passing away. If you put in
self-effort, there might be glory

at first, but it’s a fading glory.
The reason why Moses put a veil on

his face is not because the people
say, “Oh, that’s too bright. I

cannot look at you.” No, it wasn’t
that reason. Read carefully the

account, why he put the veil on his
face. He put the veil on his face

because it was fading. And if it
fades, right, and if people see

that it’s fade, people say, “What
happened to Moses? He’s

backslidden. What’s wrong with our
pastor? No glory in his face.

Something happened.” He’s very
smart. He put a veil so that they

cannot see the end, the fading
glory. Now, he contrasts that.

“Whose glory was passing away, how
will the ministry of the Spirit be

more glorious?” So at Mount Sinai,
God demand righteousness from

spiritually bankrupt men. All of us
are spiritually bankrupt. God tells

us to do, but we don’t have arms to
do. Grace gives us arms, amen, but

under grace, listen–under law, God
demands righteousness. Under grace,

God supplies righteousness. Much
more those who receive abundance of

grace and the gift of righteousness
will reign in life through Jesus

Christ. No wonder there’s not much
reigning. People are not receiving

this. The devil is attacking
abundance of grace and the gift of

righteousness because he knows that
Christians will start reigning when

they recognize these two and make
these two their biggest focus in

their study. Even in the Old
Testament, when you read the Old

Testament, bring grace out of it,
like Paul did. See the love of God.

See Jesus in it. All right, drop
down. He contrasts now, “If the

ministry of condemnation–” earlier
He called the law what? The

ministry of death. Then you know
how He’s demonstrated? It makes it

even more practical. If you feel
you are being condemned, people use

the law to condemn you, that is the
law. “The ministry of condemnation

had glory.” It had glory. Some
revivals in the past, they used the

law a lot. Some revivals. And there
was some glory, but the glory was

fading. But there’s a revival
coming, and I believe we are

already in it, where the glory
keeps on increasing, never fading,

amen. Now, “If the ministry of
condemnation had glory, the

ministry of righteousness,” the new
covenant ministry, people who

preach the gospel of Jesus Christ,
they are no more in your sin. You

are now the righteousness of God in
Christ. You are no more under law.

You are under grace. God does not
demand righteousness from you

today, God supplies righteousness
for you to receive. God is with you

and never leave you nor forsake
you. In the Old Testament, when you

do right, God is with you. When you
do wrong, God departs. Under grace,

God never leaves you. Under law,
David had to pray, “Don’t–take not

Your Holy Spirit from me. Don’t
leave me! Your presence is what I

want.” Under grace, God says, “I’ll
never leave you nor forsake you.”

Why? Because a lonely figure
suspended between heaven and earth

hung there on that cross and cried,
“Eloi Eloi, My God, My God.” First

time He called His Father, “My
God.” “Why have You forsaken Me?”

So today we can say, “My Father, my
Father, why have You so blessed

me?” He left Him so that He will
never leave you. Okay, okay, I’m

not preaching next week so can I
take just two– or two minutes

more? Okay? All right, drop down.
“Unlike Moses, who put a veil over

his face so that–” see? “So that
the children of Israel could not

look steadily at the end of what
was passing away.” He’s very smart.

Put a veil so they wouldn’t see
he’s fading, all right? We are not

like Moses who put a veil. Today is
good, huh? It’s a

veiling–unveiling day. It’s a no
mask day. “But their minds were

blinded. For until this day the
same veil remains unlifted in the

reading of the Old Testament,
because the veil is taken away in

Christ.” The Jewish people today,
like Moses, there’s a veil on their

heart. Where? When they are reading
the Old Testament. They don’t see

the grace. They don’t see their
Messiah. They don’t see Jesus in

it. All they see is laws, laws, and
more laws. And I tell you that some

Christians today, when they see the
Old Testament, it’s just laws,

laws, and more laws. Notice, “The
reading of the Old Testament,” now

he paraphrases it. Instead of
saying, “The reading of the Old

Testament,” “Even to this day, when
Moses is read.” How do you look at

Moses’s face back then? By reading
the Old Testament. How do you see

Jesus’ face today? By reading the
New Testament, as well as the Old

Testament unveiled. Now we come to
this, “When Moses is read,” the

first five books, right? So it’s by
reading of the Bible. Can you see

it? They beheld–back then they
beheld Moses, how? In the reading

of the Old Testament. But the glory
was fading away. Now, drop down.

“Nevertheless when one turns to the
Lord, the veil is taken away.”

Today is the day the veil is taken
away. “Now the Lord is the Spirit;

and where the Spirit of the Lord
is, there is liberty. But we all–”

that means what? Young, old, those
who are knowledgeable, those who

are ignorant, rich, poor,
regardless, we all. “We all.” That

tells me he’s a bit Southerner.
He’s a cowboy, you know, this Paul.

He says, “Y’all, we all. Y’all
come, ya hear?” All right, we all.

“We all,” includes all of us, “with
unveiled face, beholding as in a

mirror.” So what is that mirror?
The mirror of God’s Word. What will

we see? We see the glory of the
Lord, not what to do, what not to

do. That has its place when you
see. Only after you see, see the

wealth, then you can walk, all
right? But see, “We are being

transformed into the same image
from glory to glory.” And who does

it? Your efforts? Your willpower?
No, “By the Spirit of the Lord.”

Your part is open the Bible, look,
right? God’s part is to unveil and

God’s part is to transform. And
this is what the Bible says. How do

I have the veil lifted from the Old
Testament, especially when I read

the Old Testament? The Bible tells
you. “When one–” look at verse 16.

“When one turns to the Lord, the
veil is taken away.” Always turn to

the Lord before you read your
Bible. Turn to the Lord. Say, “Give

me seeing eyes and a hearing heart.
Give me a–” That’s what Solomon

prayed. Give me a hearing heart.
Give me seeing eyes. Open my eyes

to behold wondrous things out of
Your law, amen? Have you been

blessed? Praise the Lord. Give
Jesus the praise, hallelujah, amen.

If you have never made Jesus your
personal Savior and Lord, I wanna

bless you with this beautiful gift,
the greatest gift of all. The

Father wants you to have this gift.
It’s the greatest of all gifts.

It’s the gift of salvation where
your sins are all forgiven, where

eternal life starts. And eternal
life is not just duration, it is

the quality of life, the life that
God Himself lives by. Jesus says,

“I come that you might have this
life and have it more abundantly.”

So you want to receive life that
you might be resurrected out of

death because you’re in a state of
death in your sins? Now is the time

to confess Jesus Christ as your
Lord. When you believe in your

heart God raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved. You’ll be

resurrected in your spirit. Pray
this prayer with me right now. Say,

“Heavenly Father, I thank You for
Your love for me. Thank You,

Father, for Jesus Christ. He died
in my place, became my sin on that

cross that I might become the
righteousness of God in Him. Jesus

Christ is my Lord and Savior.
Father, I thank You that when I

became the righteousness of God,
you raised Him from the dead. Thank

You, Father. He’s alive today, and
one of these days I’ll see Him face

to face. Come, Lord Jesus. In
Jesus’ name.” And all the people

said, “Amen.” Stand to your feet.
Praise the Lord. If you prayed that

prayer just now, you’re a child of
God. Old things are passed away.

All things become new. You’re no
more under law. You’re now under

grace. No more in the flesh. You
are in the Spirit, amen. Isn’t that

great? Keep on coming, because it’s
quite a good place to teach the

Bible, okay? Keep on listening and
keep on growing, amen? Lift your

hands all across this place. Now
may the grace of our Lord Jesus

Christ, that favor, that chesed
that endures forever, the grace of

our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of
God, and the sweet communion of the

Holy Spirit be with you now and
throughout this week. In the name

of the Lord Jesus Christ. And all
the people said, “Amen.” God bless

you. We’ll see you again.

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