In this Gospel Partner episode, discover how God can use the simple things in your hand to bring about your breakthrough, even when it feels like the odds are stacked against you.

Perhaps in your life right now,
you find that you’ve got all

sorts of troubles coming from
every angle.

This is the Philistine that is
trying to make inroads in your life,

to rob you of your inheritance.

In the natural, it seems like all the
odds are against you.

But the way God does things
is using the

simple things to confound the
difficult, even the impossible.

Nothing restrains the Lord! He
wants to save you,

even in your situation.


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Greetings church. I trust that
this broadcast finds you and your

family prospering in your souls,
growing in grace and in the

knowledge of our Lord Jesus
Christ. I want to start off by

sharing a testimony that just
came in and this is a sister in

Singapore. And she shares, “Late
last year I was admitted into the

hospital emergency unit due to
chest pains, breathlessness and

numbness in my left arm. The
doctors suspected that a main

artery has burst and sent me to
an immediate ultrasound and

computerised tomography scan (CT
scan). Both test results showed

no bleeding in my artery and no
sign of a heart attack but I was

advised to go for a treadmill
test and that was when I

discovered I had blockages in my
arteries. During this time, I

chose to spend time with the Lord
and feel the shalom peace within

me. On Vision Sunday, 2nd January
2022 Pastor prayed for the

congregation this year that
healing will spring forth in an

accelerated way and that the
harvest shall be plentiful. I

claimed the blessings for myself.
The following Sunday, Pastor

Prince also prayed for my
condition. During my next visit

to the doctor, I decided to ask
him for another blood test. One

morning while taking a walk, I
took a deep breath and was

presently surprised that there
was no pain in my chest. When I

next visited the doctor, he
revealed that my blood test

result came back normal, and my
organs are functioning well.

There were also no more blockages
in my arteries. Praise the Lord!

He is the one that healed me!
Praise the name of Jesus and what

God did for her, God wants to do
for you as well. As the Word goes

forth, receive it. Receive that
Word in your heart. Just say

amen. Amen means so be it. Be it
unto me according to Your word

that’s what Mary did when the
angel gave her the Word that she

will bare forth God’s Son and she
said, “Be it unto me according to

Your Word”. That’s all what God
wants. An Amen. An agreement

because God doesn’t force the
blessing on us, God wants us to

agree with Him and in agreement
we are establishing it in our

lives. Praise the Lord. I want to
share with you something that God

has put in my heart a number of
weeks and I’ve shared some of

this with my leaders. It’s a
rhema word, a word in season for

our church and I believe that it
is a specific word to the

Benjamin generation. It’s about
the tribe of Benjamin at the time

when they were surrounded by
enemies. I’m gonna read to you

the account right now. In 1Samuel
13, the Bible says, “Then the

Philistines gathered together to
fight with Israel, 30,000

chariots and 6,000 horsemen and
people as the sand which is on

the seashore in multitude. And
they came up and encamped in

Michmash, to east of Beth Even.
When the men of Israel saw that

they were in danger for the
people were distressed, then the

people (these are the people of
Israel), they hid in caves, in

thickets, in rocks, in holes and
in pits and some of the Hebrews

crossed over the Jordan, to the
land of Gad and Gilead as for

Saul he was still in Gilgal. Now
Saul is the first king of Israel,

and he is from the tribe of
Benjamin. So, he was still in

Gilgal and all the people
followed him trembling. And we

learn later on there were 600 men
who were with Saul, and they all

followed him trembling. The rest
of the tribe of Benjamin the

children of Israel, they all went
into hiding, they all went into

caves in rocks and in pits and
some of them defected to the

enemies, to the Philistines’
side. And this is a terrible time

for Israel and don’t forget at
this time the first king of

Israel is King Saul, okay. David
is not on the scene yet. So, King

Saul at this point in time,
because he saw that the people

were scattered from him, and he
only has 600 men following him

and they were following him
trembling. He did something that

the prophet told him not to but
to wait for him to come. He took

the part of the prophet, he took
the part of the man to offer the

burnt offering when Samuel says
he will come at the end of seven

days and he will offer it but
because Saul saw the people,

later on he says, “I saw the
people that they left me”. So,

Saul is a man who is a fleshly
man, he goes by sight. Amen the

Bible says, “We walk by faith and
not by sight”. Church we are

sharing this because I believe
that in your life right now,

where we are at spiritually
speaking this is what the Lord

showed me, we are exactly in this
story in 1Samuel 13 and 14. This

is what’s happening to us, the
Benjamin generation and this is

where we are at, at this present
time. We are being assaulted by

the world, being surrounded by
the world and the world is

putting the church to shame, the
church people are running into

hiding and this is not God’s
will, not God’s best. King Saul

here, he has fallen, and he
offered the burnt offering he is

not supposed to and just on the
seventh day just as he was

offering the burnt offering,
Samuel the prophet came and

Samuel says, “You’ve not waited
on the Lord, you’ve not obeyed

the Lord, the kingdom is taken
away from you and will be given

to another”. And we know that is
David. So, because he disobeyed

the Lord. It’s something about
the flesh. The flesh does not

want to wait upon the Lord. The
flesh wants to do something and

do it fast. The flesh always
wants to do something to help

itself, something to help God
even but wait, never. This is

what the flesh detest. Waiting
upon the Lord. Being patient and

telling yourself stand still and
see the salvation of the Lord.

That’s something very difficult
for the flesh to do. And this is

what happened to Saul. Saul is
the leader of the flesh and as a

result the people that followed
him, followed him trembling. And

we know there were 600 of them at
this time. Very interestingly,

later on in David’s life when
people were fleeing from King

Saul, when King Saul was hunting
him down, the Bible says ‘like

partridge, like a bird’ and David
will flee from King Saul. David

could easily killed King Saul and
he had a number of opportunities

to do so but instead he honoured
the Lord’s anointed and he chose

to flee from Saul and David went
with 600 men, the same number of

men but these men became mighty
men. The leader that you follow

will determine the kind of person
that you become before the Lord.

Because if the leader who
worships the Lord, who fears the

Lord, you will become a leader
that will also do the same that

will worship the Lord, be Christ
centred amen, and you will be a

mighty man. Amen. Praise the
Lord. It’s very interesting,

there’s a lot of lessons on
leadership here. A leader must

never operate by the flesh, by
looking at the people, by looking

for people’s approval, horizontal
relationship and his view is all

based on what impact does this
have on the people as opposed to

the Lord. Amen. The final church
in the Book of Revelation which I

believe that we are in now either
you are the part of the church of

Philadelphia or the church of
Laodicea. Laodicea means ‘people

rule’ and it seems like the
voices today are saying let the

people have the rule. Let the
people have the say. No, the

church is not operated by
democracy. The nations of the

world are but not the church. The
church is theocracy, where the

Lord leads and the Lord speaks
and the Lord speaks through

leadership and the Lord will
guide the church and the Lord

will grant signs and wonders and
miracles, demonstrations of the

Spirit and power if the people
are in line with him. Just like

electricity. It cannot flow
unless the conduit is right, it

cannot flow through rubber, but
it can flow through copper. So,

we need to become copper. We need
to become an element by which we

are submissive, we are obedient,
we are in line with the Holy

Spirit, walking in the Spirit and
then the power of God can flow

through us. Praise the Lord and
God is looking for leaders. God

is looking for men and women in
His church that will do exploits

for Him. And here we got to learn
how to do exploits because we

will find later on there’s one of
them who actually accomplish

exploits, just him and his
armourbearer. Praise the Lord.

But meanwhile let’s look at King
Saul. King Saul was afraid and

the people that followed him were
afraid, and they were surrounded

on all sides by the enemy. Okay,
let’s keep on reading. Then

Samuel arose and went out from
Gilgal to Gibeah of Benjamin and

Saul numbered the people present
with him about 600 men. Saul,

Jonathan his son and the people
present with them remain in

Gibeah of Benjamin. Now Gibeah of
Benjamin is the capital of the

tribe of Benjamin and the tribal
allotment as we see on this map

here of Israel, you see the 12
tribes this is their territories

allotted to the 12 tribes. If you
notice the green one, that’s

where the tribe of Benjamin is,
it’s a small area but this is

allotted to the tribe of
Benjamin. So small as they are

they actually have the city of
Jerusalem in it. Of course, at

this time, Jerusalem was not
under the Israelites they were

actually under Jebusites. Later
on, David would conquer Jerusalem

and make it his capital later on.
Now King Saul, the first king is

located in Benjamin and his
capital is in Gibeah and the

Bible says the Philistines
encamped in Michmash. And if you

look at the map you will find
Michmash there just north of

Gibeah, that’s how close the
Philistines had come to so close

to the capital of the tribe of
Benjamin. Now south of Benjamin

is Judah, north of Benjamin is
Ephraim but don’t forget

everything revolves around the
tribe of Benjamin because the

king of Israel is ruling from
there from Gibeah in Benjamin.

Now the enemies came so close not
only that the Bible says the

enemies surrounded them on all
sides. If you look at the

Scriptures it tells us, then
raiders came out of the camp of

Philistines in three companies,
one company turn onto the road to

Ophrah remember that, to the land
of Shual. Another company turned

into the road of Bethoron,
another company turned to the

road borders that overlooks the
valley of Zeboim towards the

wilderness. So, we have Ophrah,
we have Bethoron, and we have

Zeboim. Look at the map again,
these are the areas where the

enemies came in to attack them,
to surround them. Okay and the

Bible says, raiders will come in
here and there from the

Philistines and will take away
their food and rob them and raid

their inheritance and the Bible
says, these are the three areas

Bethoron, Ophrah and Zeboim,
notice that they are surrounded

on all sides, on all three sides
and in the south, Jerusalem is

not under their hands, it’s under
Jebusites. So literally they are

surrounded by enemies and the
enemies is coming from the west,

from the north and from the east
and they are surrounded. So, the

Bible says the people were
trembling, they were afraid, some

went into hiding, some went into
caves and some even defected to

the Philistines. And this is like
the church today as the Lord gave

me this passage, the Lord is
telling me that the church has

this kind of victim mentality and
the church is expecting to

suffer, expecting to be
persecuted, they are not looking

for God’s kind of victory. Amen
now I say God’s kind of victory

because there is a victory that
the flesh tries to achieve with

the arm of flesh. You cannot
overcome the flesh with the arm

of flesh. You cannot use fleshly
methods to overcome the flesh.

You cannot use worldly methods to
overcome the world. You cannot

use the devil’s instruments to
defeat the devil. It must be

God’s ways, amen. The Bible says,
“Not by might, not by power but

by My Spirit”. Amen. So, perhaps
in your life right now, you find

that you have all sorts of
troubles coming from every angle,

every way you turn it’s like new
troubles are coming up, new

Philistines are surrounding you
and once awhile they make inroads

and they rob you of something.
They rob you of your health, they

rob you of your relationship with
your children. They rob you of

your relationship with your hubby
or your wife or with your

friends. They rob you of the
peace and friend, remember this,

the Philistines are in the land
of Israel. They actually don’t

belong there, they come from an
island, back then it’s called

Capthor, today it’s the island of
Crete that’s where they came

from. Actually, essentially, they
are Grecian, they are Greeks, but

they came from the island via
Egypt and instead of crossing the

river Jordan which is a picture
of being born again, amen death

to self at the cross and
resurrected in Christ on the

other side, so that’s what the
river Jordan means. Instead of

crossing the river of Jordan like
the people of Israel amen, when

God brought them out of Egypt and
through the wilderness and all

that, God never meant for them 40
years in the wilderness,

wandering, wandering around.
Amen. God wanted them to go into

the promised land early. Not 40
years. But it took them 40 years,

why? Because they rebelled
against God, they did not trust

God. They were all in unbelief
until that generation died in the

40 years and then they came
through the, into the promised

land how? Not by this way but by
the coastal way, the way of the

Philistines, near the
Mediterranean Sea. They went by

this way, right by present day
Jordan and Joshua led them into

the promised land across the
river Jordan. That’s a picture of

death to self and resurrected in
Christ represented by the 12

stones that were removed from the
centre of the River Jordan to the

other side and 12 stones from the
other side put into the river

Jordan. The 12 stones represent
the people of God, 12 tribes of

Israel then but today it speaks
of us. In the death of Christ

because the river Jordan speaks
of death. The death at the cross

amen. We are all crucified with
Christ, our old self passed away.

Crucified amen. Our old man is
done away at the cross. That part

of you that likes to sin, that
part of you that is always

frustrated, temperamental, that
part of you that doesn’t believe

in God, in fact hates God and
hates the things of God, that

part of you has been crucified at
the cross and the new you have

been resurrected in Christ. Amen.
You cross the other side

represented by the 12 stones on
the other side. Amen. This is

resurrection ground. Praise the
Lord. Hallelujah. So remember

that, even when all this attacks
come, remember that you are not

an ordinary person of the world.
You are not a Philistine. You

didn’t come by, by the coastal
way. Amen. The shortcut way

without the death and
resurrection, Amen. You have gone

through death and resurrection in
Christ. Praise the Lord.

Hallelujah. If anyone is in
Christ, he is a new creation, old

things are passed away, all
things are become new. Okay,

let’s follow on the story. And
the Bible says that they came

from all this three areas to lay
a siege on the tribe of Benjamin.

Now there was no blacksmith to be
found throughout all the land of

Israel for the Philistine said
lest the Hebrews made swords or

spears. Now there was no
blacksmith. You know why? Because

the technology for iron, forging
iron, making iron, actually came

from the Philistines at that
time. The Philistines had that

knowledge but not the people of
Israel. The people of Israel.

They still use bronze. Now that,
this is where you know, even

today the people of the world, it
seems more advanced. They seem

that they have more breakthroughs
and all that. Actually a lot of

the inventions and creations and
innovative ideas that have come

forth down through the years.
Amen. Down through the centuries,

has actually come from God’s
people like Orville and Wilbur

Wright, who created the airplane.
They invented the airplane. They

are sons of gospel preacher.
Amen. They are believers. Praise

the Lord. Gutenberg is a
believer. Amen. Who create,

invented the Gutenberg Printing
Press. Amen. A lot of the

creations that have, inventions
that have blessed mankind down

through history, even music,
beautiful music has all been from

believers. Amen. And then even
schools were started by

believers. Hallelujah. Amen. And
then they became, actually they

were centres for, first of all
learning about God and His ways.

Hallelujah. And then education in
a natural affairs of life. Praise

the Lord. So here we find that
either it comes from the church

down through the years or it came
from the people of Israel. Jewish

people. Amen. Of course there are
inventions and other places. I’m

not saying there’s none, but a
lot of it has blessed mankind,

has come from these two groups.
Amen. So at this time, in Israel,

around the area of the tribe of
Benjamin and all the, all Israel

in fact, throughout all Israel at
that time, no one had a spear or

a sword. They had no weapons made
of iron. They only had weapons

like, Ehud one time, he actually
created for himself a bronze

dagger by which he killed the
enemy. Okay, Israel had no iron

sword and iron spear. You know,
if you fight someone with an iron

sword and you have a bronze
sword, guess who will win? Of

course, the one with the iron
sword. Okay, so Israel does not

have the technology. It seems
like they are not advanced. It

seems like they are, they are
inferior in terms of their

accomplishments compared to the
people of the world, the

Philistines. The Philistines had
the technology to create iron.

The Bible says there was no
blacksmith throughout all the

land of Israel. For the
Philistine said lest the Hebrews

makes swords or spears. So the
the Philistines refused to share

this technology. Amen. This
knowledge of making iron with the

Jewish people because they do
want to Jewish people to learn

how to make a weapon. But all the
Israelites will go down to the

Philistines to sharpen each man’s
ploughshare, his mattock, his

axe, and his sickle. Now to add
shame to an already humiliating

circumstance, Israel had to go to
the Philistines to have all their

farming implements sharpened. For
example, the only iron that they

had were probably from the
Philistines, they purchase it

from them and then no swords, no
spears, they are only used for

farming or to to cost a, an
animal to move on like an ox

goad. That’s all the the
Philistines were allow them to

have. But then they have to go
back to the Philistines to

sharpen their ploughshares, their
axe, their mattock, their, their

fork and then their ox goads, the
one they use to goad the ox on.

Okay, so all this implements they
will have to go ever so often to

the Philistines to have them
sharpened because the Philistines

have iron and iron sharpens iron,
Amen. But they refuse to share

the technology with them, okay.
And look at this, and the charge

for a sharpening was a pim for
the ploughshare, the mattocks,

the forks, the axes and to set
the points of the goads. Look at

this, the charge, the ESV, puts
it like this. The amount is like

this and the charge was
two-thirds of a shekel, that’s

expensive for the ploughshares
and for the mattocks, and a third

of a shekel for sharpening the
axes and for setting the goads.

Now church, whenever you follow
the ways of the the world, right?

And you you use anything from the
world, you are dependent on the

world. Remember that. Amen. God
wants us to depend on Him.

Hallelujah. But because the
people of Israel, they have come

into a place where they are
depending on on the Philistines,

their enemies, to sharpen their
implements and they have to pay

and adding a further shame to an
already humiliating episode where

they are depending on the
Philistines. Now they have to pay

the Philistines for sharpening
their implements and it’s no, no

small fee. They charge them
exorbitantly and they still have

to pay. Notice that there’s this
word here for sharpening the axes

and for setting the goads.
Remember I said just now, the

goads is used to, to prop the,
the ox on, you know, it’s

something not super sharp, but is
something sharp enough for the ox

to get the point. Alright, if you
want the ox to move or to pull

the cart, you just use that that
goad and the ox will move on.

Okay. Now, the interesting thing
is this, the people of God are

depending on the world when all
the time God will give them

victory with whatever they have.
God doesn’t need us to go to the

world to learn the things of the
world to bring victory in our

lives. Amen. Do you remember
before Saul was even king. That’s

already an incident a many years
before this in the book of

Judges, where a man named
Shamgar, he used an ox goad.

Let’s read the story. After him
was Shamgar, the son of Anath,

who killed 600 men of the
Philistines with an ox goad and

he also delivered Israel. This
man Shamgar, he killed 600

Philistines. I believe not all at
once. At different time. But all

the weapon he had was an ox goad.
An ox goad. That’s all he had. He

didn’t have any sword or, of made
of iron or a spear made of iron.

All he had was the ox goad. But
he had the Lord, Hallelujah, and

the Lord time and time again, the
Bible tells us there was no sword

in in David’s hand, all he had
was the stone and the sling,

right? And the Philistine giant,
the champion of the Philistines,

came tumbling down. Hallelujah.
And David used the Goliath’s own

sword to decapitate his head.
Okay, we see also in the life of

Samson, in the book of Judges, he
was overwhelmed by the enemies

that came at one time, about a
thousand of them came against him

and all he saw was a jawbone of a
donkey lying around. And the

Bible says, he took the jawbone
of a donkey and he slew 1,000

Philistines with it. See friend,
we don’t need the implements and

the weapons of the world. We
don’t need to go to them to use

what they have to accomplish
victory in our lives. The Bible

says to the people of God, do not
love the world nor the things

that are in the world. If any man
love the world, the love of the

Father is not in him. The church,
the word church, the name church

is from the Greek, Ecclesia.
Ecclesia means called out. Called

out of what? Called out of the
world. We are in the world but we

are not of the world. And I’ve
observed this about the church.

Down through church history to
our present day, every time the

church of Jesus Christ tries to
be like the world, tries to

imitate the world, tries to adopt
the systems of the world, into

their affairs, into their lives,
into their church. They always

fall beneath the world. They end
up, instead of a place where God

says the Lord will make you the
head and not the tail. They end

up being the tail and the world
becomes their head. They end up

in shame. They end up in
situations whereby I see the

Lord’s hand of chastisement many
a times on this area when the

church try to become like the
world, God’s hand comes in,

especially in this area in church
life. So friend, I just want to

remind you that as we look at our
lives, remember this, Praise the

Lord. We are called to be a
called out one. We have to stand

in this world. We are not to be
separated like the hermits, you

know. And friend, it’s vital for
us to remember that God’s victory

comes by God’s methods by God’s
ways. Hallelujah. And God’s way

is not to go to the world and
adopt the system of the world.

For all that is in the world will
perish, the Bible says. This

world is passing away, the Bible
says. The apostle Paul says God

forbid that I should glory that I
should boast except in the cross

of our Lord Jesus Christ,
whereby, the world is crucified

unto me and I unto the world.
Praise the Lord. So even at the

cross, God has provided for us to
pass out from this world, so that

we are in this world but not of
the world. Now when I say the

world, I’m not referring to, you
know, enjoying nature and God’s

creation, and the beautiful
creations and inventions that has

brought us a lot of joy and
delight, you know, improve our

time with our families, Amen,
with our loved ones. All this is

all right. Praise the Lord. But
things that are from the world

that cause us to be involved in
lust of the flesh, the pride of

life, the lust of the eyes and
usually involves either sexual

sins or even trying to make
money, lots of money instead of

God being your, your pursuit, the
Lord Jesus being the, your

occupation, Praise the Lord, to
get to know Him more. You are

pursuing this other things that
the world has nothing but this to

offer. And friend, it’s dangerous
because in the wilderness, these

are the three areas the devil
tried to tempt Jesus to fall in.

Right, the area of the lust of
the eyes, the lust of the flesh

and the pride of life. And the
world glorifies pride but God,

God glorifies humility. God says
humble yourself under the mighty

hand of God and He will exalt you
in due time. We’ve got to learn

God’s ways church, Amen. We
cannot be a worldly church. Now,

being worldly, it’s not a matter
of like, what you put on, the

clothes that you wear, or how you
look and friend, that’s nothing

to do with the world. Amen. The
world has got to do with the lust

of the flesh, the lust of the
eyes, Amen. Getting lots of money

and that’s your pursuit in life
and getting it quick. Being

proud, the pride of life. All
this, is of the world and

anything, any invention or
creation that comes from the

world that gives you these
things, you know it is the world.

This is the Philistine that is
trying to make inroads in your

life to rob you of your
inheritance because you see God

has placed you higher than the
world, Amen. The Lord God has set

you high above all the nations of
the earth and all this blessings

will come on you and overtake
you. The very first thing He does

before all the blessings come on
you and overtake you, He sets you

on high. Amen. And that’s what’s
happened to us. The promise to

the children of Israel in
Deuteronomy 28 is our reality.

Praise the Lord. We are seated
with Christ in heavenly places

and we are blessed with every
spiritual blessing in heavenly

places in Christ. Praise the
Lord. And this spiritual

blessings mind you, this wisdom
that translates into something

material as well. I mean, it’s
not spiritual blessings means

it’s only heavenly, it’s nothing
to do with earth. No, these are

spiritual blessing because
everything that you see that the

children of Israel have even,
even in the natural, you know,

whatever happens to them that
cause them to walk in favour and

prosperity is because of the
spiritual blessing of, of wisdom,

for example, or the spiritual
blessing of favour, or the

spiritual power of, to get
wealth. Amen. That is promised in

Deuteronomy 8:18. All that is
from the Bible. But the power,

God doesn’t say, I give you
wealth. God says I give you the

power. Amen. And that power comes
from God. I give you the power to

get wealth. Amen. Praise the
Lord. So we gotta discern what is

of the world and what is not of
the world. Recently someone was

discussing with me about the
Gutenberg Printing Press, asking

me what if this is a new idea
from the world is actually the

present day Gutenberg Printing
Press, and the church is not

taking advantage of it. I say
it’s very simple. Amen. If

something is a creation that is
from God. God gave that idea.

Amen. It will have the
fingerprints of God. We have to

be careful. Is it the Gutenberg
Printing Press or is it the new

oxcart of the Philistines.
Remember that the Philistines put

the Ark of the Covenant on the
oxcart to send it back to Israel

after they were afflicted with
plagues. For seven months, the

Ark of the Covenant was in the
the territory of Philistines and

one after another, their cities
were smitten with plague and

plague with the Bible says
haemorrhoids. One translation say

with tumours and then there was a
influx of mice in their harvest

that destroyed all their harvest
and finally they came to realise

that it’s got to do with the Ark
of Covenant that they have in

their possession, and then they
put it on an oxcart to send it

back to Israel. Now, God allowed
them to do that, but when David

tried to do that, just think of
what was David’s reasoning? I’m

sure David is familiar with the
teaching in the Torah. Amen.

Because the Torah was given
before David even existed. David

knew that only the priests, the
Levites, can carry the Ark of the

Covenant on their shoulders. But
David probably thought, “Well,

nothing happened to the
Philistines when they adopted the

ox cart to bring God’s presence.”
You see, something spiritual,

God’s presence. But the ox cart
is of the world. And the ox cart

is something that will accelerate
and facilitate things. You can

actually cut down time by using
the ox cart as opposed to the

Levites carrying the ark. How
long will it take for them to

reach all the way to Zion from
Kiriath-Jearim. So David thought,

“Hey, the Year of Rest and
Acceleration. The Levites can

rest and the ox cart with the
wheels can accelerate. What a way

to bring God’s presence, isn’t
it?” But no, death was the

result. When the Philistines did
it, there was no death. Because

they didn’t know any better. When
God’s people did it, there was

death. And the death came on
someone called Uzzah. I remember

this, the Bible says, all these
things that we are sharing in the

Old Testament are tupos. There’s
a verse in 1 Corinthians 10,

verse 11 that says, “Now all
these things happened to them as

examples,” Tupos, types, “they
were written for our admonition,

upon whom the ends of the ages
have come.” So this word

‘examples’ are tupos, types. When
you look at the Philistines, they

are a type. Today, we don’t
battle with people. It is the

Philistines in the Scriptures for
us today. It’s a system of

thought, the system of
worldliness that is from the

world that we are trying to
adopt. These are the Philistines.

And they are trying to make
in-roads into the Church. They

are trying to dominate the
Church. They are trying to

inculcate their value system into
our children, into our affairs of

life, even into the Church. They
are telling us how to run the

Church. And the Church becomes a
Laodicean Church when the people

say, “I want to do what’s right,
what I feel it’s right. I want to

know, you know, I want to, I want
to make sure that I am the one

who decides and not God. Not
God.” That’s Laodicean Church.

But we want to be like
Philadelphia church. Amen. The

church that has a little strength
but holds fast to the name of

Jesus. Amen. And friend, if you
want to see victory, like Isaac.

Isaac is a good example of being
Abraham’s son, he represents all

of us. We are Abraham’s seed, the
Bible says because if you are of

Christ, you are Abraham’s seed.
Notice how did Isaac prosper in

the year of famine? Well, the
first thing God said to him, “Do

not go down into Egypt.” Right?
“Do not go down into Egypt.”

That’s so important. And God
said, “Sow in this land. The land

flowing with milk and honey.”
Okay? “And you will prosper.” And

not only he prospered, the Bible
says, he prospered, he continued

prospering, and he was very
prosperous. So much so that the

Philistines envied him. Amen. So
I see there thirty-fold,

sixty-fold, hundred-fold. Praise
the Lord. And the Philistines

envied him. Be one that the
Philistines will envy. Don’t be

the one envious of the
Philistines. Praise the Lord. So

I said this, with any new
innovation, is it a Gutenberg

Printing Press that we need to
take advantage of? And we know

that Gutenberg Printing Press was
created. Amen, for one purpose,

to print the Bible. There you
have God’s fingerprint. The very

first book, the very conception,
the idea conceived a printing

press in Gutenberg’s heart was to
print Bibles. And later on, it

was used by Martin Luther to
print all the reformation truths,

the gospel of grace. And that’s
how the reformation spread,

through the Gutenberg Printing
Press. Amen. So there you have

it. The fingerprints of God are
there. But look at the ox cart of

the Philistines. Where are the
fingerprints of God? There’s no

fingerprint of God. Here David,
the people of God are trying to

adopt something of the world, it
resulted in death. Here the

people of God started this, and
it results in life. Praise God.

Amen. God’s fingerprints are
there. Amen. You know, we can

reason our way by saying that ox
cart is fast. You know, I mean

with all due respect to the
Levites, if they carry, they can

carry but it takes a longer time
to reach Zion. Alright? It will

take a longer time. But if the ox
carries it, the ox is strong to

labour, the Bible says. And the
wheels will accelerate things.

Amen. Light work. And fast. Rest,
acceleration. See the world can

take something of God and twist
it around. Amen. I mean, the

whole reason David adopting this
worldly method for a spiritual

reason, to carry the presence of
Jesus. Amen. The Ark of the

Covenant into Zion. But you
cannot glorify Jesus, you cannot

bring the presence of Jesus into
the church using worldly methods.

Amen. The result is death. Amen.
Praise the Lord. Thank You Jesus.

Friend, God wants you to prosper
like he wants Isaac to prosper.

But the very first thing He tells
you, “Do not go down into Egypt.”

Why? Because He wants you to
prosper. He wants you to prosper.

Amen. So God says, God says, “Sow
in the land. Do it My way.” God’s

way is tithing and offering,
sowing. Amen. And He prospered in

the year of famine. Amen. That’s
still God’s way. Hallelujah. That

is still God’s way. Praise God.
And why do we work? Why do we get

an employment? Amen. We work as
unto the Lord. We don’t work,

listen carefully, labour not to
be rich. We don’t work to be

rich. Because that is a
never-ending cycle of frustration

and emptiness. Amen. We labour as
unto the Lord. Amen. We do our

best. No matter what little work
we do. Amen. Even it was

laborious work, you are laying
the asphalt on the road. You do

it for the glory of God. You do
it with dignity and a sense of

joy. Amen. Whatever you do, Amen,
with the grace of God on you, you

will prosper. Praise the Lord.
That’s God’s way. Amen. Notice

the ways of God are very simple.
God says that. For example, when

they came to the Philistines to
sharpen their implements. The

very implements that they have
are the ones was used earlier by

the Judges. Amen. Shamgar used
the ox goad. We don’t need the

sword of iron from the
Philistines. Ox goad. “What’s an

ox goad today, Pastor Prince?
What’s a picture of?” It’s a

picture of words. The world says,
“You know, words are not, words

don’t matter. Words are, you
know, sticks and stones may break

my bones, but words cannot hurt
me.” No, friend. Words can hurt.

Amen. And ox goads are like the
words of the wise. The Bible says

in Ecclesiastes, “The words of
the wise are like goads, and like

nails firmly fixed are the
collected sayings; they are given

by one Shepherd.” And we know
that’s our Lord Jesus, Amen. This

is such a beautiful verse. The
words of the wise are like goads.

The words of the wise are like
goads. So friend, don’t despise

that one word of exaltation that
you give to your child. Or that

one word of admonition. Amen. A
little warning. Because the Bible

says, “Adonijah exalted himself.”
You know, Adonijah is the

brother, younger brother of
Absalom. And Absalom rebelled

against his father, David, and
died. We all know the story. But

later on, Adonijah also rebelled
against his father in his old

age. And the Bible says this,
very telling, that the father,

David never said to him, never
rebuked him one time by saying,

“Why have you done this?” Imagine
never saying to your child one

word of admonition. But that
word, that simple word, it’s a

wise word. Amen. It’s a word of
admonition. It’s an ox goad to

make sure. In fact, the word ox
goad come from the word ‘lamed’.

From the word ‘lamed’. Literally,
lamed, lamed means to teach. The

talmidim, the disciples, in
Hebrew, talmidim are disciples,

come from the word ‘lamed’. Lamed
means to teach. Amen. Your words

will teach your children. But you
say, “These are simple words. How

can? You know, I can correct him
but he will still keep doing it.”

Don’t underestimate the power of
your words. God has ordained it’s

the simple things that will
defeat the mighty. Amen. It’s the

simple things. The sling and the
stone that will bring the giant

down. It’s the loaf of barley
rolling into the Midianite camp

that destroyed all the tents. It
is simply a breaking of the

pitcher with the flame inside
that cause defeat on the entire

Midianite camp. Amen. It’s a
simple jawbone of a donkey that

destroys all the Philistines.
Amen. God says, “It might look

simple to you. But with My
blessing, you don’t need

something great from the world.
With My blessing, you will

prosper. Do it My way.” Amen.
Don’t despise, my friend, the

words that you speak. The time
you sit down together with your

family at dinner, Amen, little
words here and there. Amen. Pray,

ask God to give you the words
that will go right into the heart

of your children. Turn them
around if they are on a course

that will cause them to be
frustrated and become worldly.

You know, just put a word. Or
even a word of correction. Or a

word of exaltation. Or a word of
encouragement. When you are led

by the Lord, these are like ox
goads. Amen. To defeat all the

Philistines that’s trying to make
in-roads into the lives of your

children. Praise God. Sometimes a
simple word can revive an entire,

you know, marriage relationship.
Just a simple word from God.

Amen. But speak those words.
Don’t say in your mind. “Ah…

these are just simple words and
immaterial. She’s heard it

before.” No, friend, say it. If
the Lord is leading you to say,

say it. These are little ox
goads. And ox goads look so

simple to the children of Israel.
They even have the Philistines

sharpen it for them. They don’t
realise in the hands of God. If

they use it in the hands of God,
it becomes so powerful, it will

defeat the Philistines. And
that’s exactly what happened.

With Shamgar. Amen. With Deborah
in that story of Barak and all

that. There was a lady called
Jael. She only used a hammer and

a nail and killed the general of
the army that was trying to

destroy Israel. Just a hammer and
a nail. Amen. You know, when God

called Moses at the burning bush,
and God says, “I’m going to send

you.” And he says, “God, will the
people listen to me?” This is

what he said. “Then Moses
answered and said, ‘But suppose

they will not believe me or
listen to my voice; suppose they

say, ‘The Lord has not appeared
to you.’ So the Lord said to him,

‘What is that in your hand?’ He
said, ‘A rod.’” And you know

what? You can read the entire
story of the Book of Exodus, how

that rod in the hand of Moses.
What is a rod? A rod is not a

living thing, my friend? It used
to be a branch. It used to be. In

fact, the word ‘maqqēl’ is also
used for a branch or a vine.

Amen. But once it’s cut off and
becomes a rod, it’s dead! But in

the hands of God, praise the
Lord. Amen. When you use a simple

thing with trust in God, it is
not the thing, my friend. It is

the blessing of the Lord. “It’s
not by might, not by power but by

My Spirit,” says the Lord. Amen.
It’s by the grace of God. It’s

not all these things. Amen. And
God says, “What is that in your

hand?” And notice, God never asks
for the simple things outside

your domain of possession.
Outside the realm of your gifts.

Amen. He only asks you, “What do
you have? What is that in your

hand, Moses?” Moses said, “A
rod.” You see, Moses acted, “It’s

only a rod.” And it’s that rod
that God used to turn the water

into blood, to bring the swarm of
locusts, to bring darkness upon

Egypt. Amen. To open the Red Sea.
Hallelujah. Praise the name of

Jesus. What is that in your hand?
Friend, God will never ask you to

do something that you don’t have.
What do you have? You don’t have

to look at the world. And the
world is like, after you get

these things. You know, you ask
for this thing, after that thing,

you want to get this thing. You
know, it’s like people saying,

“You know, Pastor Prince, I don’t
have time to exercise and all

that.” But they have time to
scroll for one hour during that

day on social media. No, simple
things like the Lord telling you,

“Stop spending so much time on
social media.” Amen. All of a

sudden, God will lead you, “You
know, go for a walk.” That time

that can be well spent, if it’s
obeyed, praised the Lord. If you

are following the Spirit, the
blessing of God is on it. But God

never use the complicated things,
the latest breakthroughs, my

friend. It is His blessing He
wants to focus on. If it’s just

the breakthroughs and all that,
the glory will go to the

breakthrough. But it’s the
blessing of the Lord on you, all

the glory will go to Him. Amen.
Praise the Lord. Another

instance, we have a lady, the
creditors are coming to get her

because her husband died and
she’s in debt. A certain woman of

the wives of the sons of the
Prophets cried out to Elisha,

saying, “Your servant my husband
is dead and you know that your

servant feared the Lord.” And the
creditor is coming to take my two

sons to be his slaves. So Elisha
said to her, “What shall I do for

you? Tell me what do you have in
the house.” What do you have in

the house? God asked Moses, “What
is that in your hand?” Here, the

Prophet of God said, “What do you
have in the house?” Notice what

she said: And she said, “Your
maidservant has nothing in the

house but a jar of oil.” I’ve
nothing in the house but a jar of

oil. Amen? “Oh you know Pastor
Prince, I have no gift, you know,

except that I like to teach
children and..” My friend, that

is a gift. “It’s only a small
gift.” No. It’s not. “But I teach

in Sunday School, just a small
class.” No, my friend, that is a

gift that God can multiply. Amen.
God will use to defeat the

Philistines and bring glory to
His name. Amen. And bless

multitudes. Hallelujah. And
prosper you. Hallelujah. What is

that in your hand? What do you
have in your house? My friend, it

is not what’s in your hand, it is
not what you have in your house,

but the blessing of God on it.
Nonetheless God uses the things

that is within your possession,
things that are within your

reach. Amen. Notice her attitude
towards that little jar of oil.

And by the way that word “jar”
can be misleading. The word there

in Hebrew is “asuk”. Asuk is
actually a small flask of oil.

She’s saying, “All I have in my
house is this small flask of

oil.” And you know how, later on,
she poured that oil into other

vessels, empty vessels that the
Prophet told her to go and borrow

from her neighbours. And she kept
on pouring. As long she was

pouring it kept on flowing. Amen.
And she asked for another vessel,

finally all of them were full and
the son says, “There’s no more

vessel.” That’s when the oil
stopped. The oil exceeded.. The

supply always exceeds the demand
– Amen – until the last vessel.

There was no more vessel then the
oil stopped, or else it will keep

on flowing. We limit the Holy One
of Israel, my friend. He cannot

be limited. Hallelujah. Praise
the Lord. But it starts with

small things. It starts with
small things. Remember Elijah, he

went to the widow of Zarephath
and the Bible says this is what

she said. It was a time of famine
and He says, “What do you have in

your house?” Same thing. This is
Elijah now. And she says, “As the

Lord your God lives, I do not
have bread. Only a handful of

flour.” Only a handful of flour.
Notice the way she says it? “Only

a handful of flour.” It’s like,
what is that? And a little oil in

a jar. A little oil in a jar.
“And see I am gathering a couple

of sticks that I may go in and
prepare it for myself and my son

that we may eat it and die.” Wow.
What an attitude. And Elijah said

to her, “Do not fear. Go and do
as you have said.” Notice what

she said? “Only a handful.” “A
little oil.” Elijah says, “Make

me a small cake from it first and
bring it to me. And afterwards

make some for yourself and your
son.” So only a handful of flour

can what… Give you what? A
small cake? But then he says,

after you give me the cake –
Amen… There’s something about

the power of giving. God use
simple things, praise God, simple

things to confound the mighty.
Amen. The Bible says the world by

wisdom has not found God. The
Jews seek for a sign, the Greek

seek after wisdom but we preach
Christ crucified. Amen. The

wisdom of God and the power of
God. It has pleased God – I love

this – it has pleased God that by
the foolishness of the message

preached, to save. And the word
“save” there is also to heal, to

deliver, to protect, to prosper.
Amen. By the foolishness of the

message preached. Looking at
someone who died on the cross and

you say, “That can save me?”
That’s how God ordained it to be.

Praise the Lord. Amen. A simple
piece of bread and a little juice

can destroy that large tumour in
your body. If you’re taking it in

reverence towards the Lord,
discerning His body, the reason

why He died on that cross. You
purpose in your heart to believe,

Amen. You purpose in your heart
to revere what He has done.

Praise the Lord. You will receive
that healing. And that tumour is

nothing before that piece of
bread that represents the broken

body of Jesus Christ. Amen. You
know it was a little crumb that

the Syrophoenician woman asked,
“even the dogs eat the crumbs

that fall from the master’s
table.” Jesus says, “Oh woman,

great is your faith.” She asked
for a little crumb and that

little crumb was enough to drive
the demon out of her daughter and

the daughter was completely
healed. What do you have in your

hand? What do you have in your
house? Stop looking at other

people and envying them and being
jealous of them. Amen. Or

condemning yourself, comparing…
in comparison with them, looking

at their social media all the
time. They always put up their

best persona, best front, best
look. They don’t put, you know

when they are down, they don’t
put those things when they are

going through life and they don’t
look so good, right? And yet we

look at this social media, we
look at the dramas that the

people have undergone makeup and
gone through all that, and we

compare ourselves to.. You know
friend, stop all that. Amen. The

things of God – there’ll be real
prosperity. There’ll be real

blessing. There’ll be real
enduement of power. There’ll be

real wisdom from God. And true
favour – Amen – being bestowed

upon you. But the way God does
things is using the simple

things, the weak things that
confound the mighty. The simple

things to confound the difficult,
even the impossible. Praise the

Lord. Hallelujah. Let’s go back
to the story of the Israelites:

So it came about, on the day of
battle, that there was neither

sword nor spear found in the hand
of any of the people who were

with Saul and Jonathan. But they
were found with Saul and Jonathan

his son. And the garrison of the
Philistines went out to the pass

of Michmash. Now I’ve been there
– Michmash. And that’s where the

next chapter brings us the story
of Jonathan. You know… Don’t

forget they were surrounded by,
on all three fronts – Amen – and

the back of them was the
Jebusites. So literally they are

under siege. And yet all God was
waiting for is just one man to

step forward, just one man to
confront the enemy. Amen. And

that’s all it takes. Just for one
man. And we know that one man is

Jonathan. And this is what
Jonathan said: Now it happened

one day that Jonathan the son of
Saul said to the young man who

bore his armour, You know I
believe that this is prophetic of

our times. Like I said God is
looking for young men, young

women – praise the Lord – and
those who are young at heart.

Praise the Lord. God is looking
for young men. I believe it’s a

generation when God is
emphasising the youths of today

to become His champions. Amen. I
was going to say champions of

tomorrow but actually tomorrow is
no more in the picture. Jesus

Christ is coming back and coming
back soon, so the champions of

today. Amen. He’s gonna do a
quick work. He’s gonna raise them

to be mighty Davids. And the ones
that God use are all… Many of

them in the Bible, they start off
in their teenage years. Even many

of the disciples, if you study
the story of the disciples, many

of them were in their late teens,
and only Peter was most likely

the oldest. And even then he was
probably in his late twenties

when Jesus picked them as His
disciples. And friend, God uses

all these young people. And here
is an example of Jonathan’s

armour bearer being a young man.
He says: “Come, let us go over to

the Philistines’ garrison that is
on the other side.” But he did

not tell his father.” “Between
the passes, by which Jonathan

sought to go over to the
Philistines’ garrison, there was

a sharp rock on one side and a
sharp rock on the other side. And

the name of one was Bozez, and
the name of the other Seneh. The

front of one faced northward
opposite Michmash, and the other

southward opposite Gibeah. Here
is a picture of me many years ago

when I was there in Israel. I was
preaching from the two mountains

of the pass of Michmash and this
is the area of Seneh. I’m

pointing towards Bozez. Amen.
Let’s look at another picture

where you see Bozez. That’s Bozez
on the other side. Bozez means

“shining”. You can see it’s the
part that receives the noon day

sun. Amen. Whereas this part
here, Seneh – Seneh is from the

same etymology as the word
“Sinai” which is thorns, thorns.

Okay so this is the part where
the children of Israel were on

this side, the thorns, and the
Philistines were on the other

side, the opposite side. And the
Philistines were on top there. So

imagine, later on, Jonathan and
his armour bearer will climb up

on their hands and on their feet
all the way up to the top where

they fought with the Philistines.
Let’s read the story, the

account: Jonathan said to the
young man who bore his armour,

“Come, let us go over to the
garrison of these uncircumcised;

it may be that the Lord will work
for us. For nothing restrains the

Lord from saving by many or by
few.” Nothing restrains the Lord

from saving by many or by few. It
is not a question of many or few.

Nothing restrains the Lord from
saving. The Lord is a Saviour. He

wants to save you even in your
situation. Praise the Lord. Not

just save you from eternal
destruction, save you from

condemnation, but save you even
in your situation right now.

Every day He wants to be a
Saviour to you. But He is not

restrained by the means. Amen. In
fact He uses more simple means,

like your words. Amen. Simple
gesture, simple word, a simple

touch. Praise the Lord. The
armourbearer said to him, “Do all

that is in your heart. Go then;
here I am with you, according to

your heart.” Here is a lesson in
leadership. There’s something

about good leadership that makes
people say, “Do all that is in

your heart. I am with you
according to your heart.” When

you see a leader who loves God, a
leader who is flowing with God –

Amen – you want to follow him.
Amen. You want to say, “Do all

that is in your heart. I am here
for you. And I am with you

according to your heart.” Amen.
That’s what the young man said to

Jonathan. In the same chapter
later on, when the tide of battle

went against the Philistines and
it was Joanthan and the

armourbearer that started the
victory and the enemies were

fleeing… And the father king
Saul being the man of flesh that

he is, wants to take some glory
and he says to the men, “Come

let’s pursue them.” Let’s see
what he says. He says, Saul says:

“Let us go down after the
Philistines by night, and plunder

them until the morning light; and
let us not leave a man of them.”

And the people said: “Do whatever
seems good to you.” Notice the

way they said, “Do whatever seems
good to you.” Nothing about the

heart. It’s like do whatever
seems good to you. It’s as if the

people don’t have full confidence
in their leader. Whereas the

young man, the armourbearer had
full confidence in his leader. So

friend, are you a leader that
inspires people to want to be

with you, to support you because
they know your heart? Notice

Jonathan is a leader that walks
according to the heart, that

heart after the Lord. Amen. When
you talk to your children, it is

heart work. Not h-a-r-d, but
heart, heart work. Amen. It gotta

come from your heart. If you
speak from your heart, and you

speak to their heart, they will
listen. Amen. When you correct

them, let them see your heart,
why you are correcting them. Let

them see your love. Amen. When
you speak to your spouse, let

them see your heart. It’s a heart
to heart relationship, my friend.

Whereas Saul is not a person who
goes by the heart. Amen. His

heart condemns him. He’s now in
rebellion. And Prophet Samuel has

pronounced his judgement on king
Saul. And you notice the people’s

response? “Do what seems good to
you.” So let’s see what happened

when Jonathan went up there: So
both of them showed themselves to

the garrison of the Philistines.
And the Philistines said, “Look,

the Hebrews are coming out of the
holes where they have hidden.”

Then the men of the garrison
called to Jonathan and his

armorbearer, and said, “Come up
to us, and we will show you

something.” Jonathan said to his
armorbearer, “Come up after me,

for the Lord has delivered them
into the hand of Israel.” Now

there is something the worldly
wisdom would say. In the art of

war they tell you that the one
who commands the higher terrain

will always win. That’s the
wisdom of the world. The one who

is on the higher elevation – Amen
– will win, will win the battle,

will win the war. But here is the
opposite. Remember this, before

you pursue the wisdom of the
world – Amen – with God sometimes

it’s the opposite. It is when
they called Jonathan to come up,

which is actually at a
disadvantage in the natural to

Jonathan and his armourbearer.
Amen. But for them it’s a sign

that the Lord is saying, “The
harder it is – Amen – the harder

it is the Philistines try to make
for you, I’ll make it simple. And

you will win easily.” And you
know what happened right on top?

And Jonathan climbed up on his
hands and knees with his

armourbearer after him; and they
fell before Jonathan. And as he

came after him, his armourbearer
killed them. That first slaughter

which Jonathan and his
armourbearer made was about

twenty Philistines, twenty men
within about half an acre of

land. Let’s keep on reading: And
there was trembling in the camp,

in the field, and among all the
people. The garrison and the

raiders also trembled; and the
earth quaked, so that it was a

very great trembling. Now the
watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of

Benjamin looked, and there was
the multitude, Remember Saul was

in Gibeah, in his capital? From
Gibeah you can actually look at

Michmash. You can see the
Philistines gathered down there

and it’s like a large, huge
shadow, like a cloud shadow far

away, and if all the Philistines
are running away from two of

them, and Saul saw that happen.
And the people were melting away,

they went here and there. Then
Saul said to the people who were

with him, “Now call the roll and
see who has gone from us.” And

when they had called the roll,
surprisingly, Jonathan and his

armourbearer were not there. And
Saul said to Ahijah, This is the

great grandson of Eli, the high
priest of the story of Shilo

“Bring the ark of God here” By
the way, the word “ark” here is a

translation that has caused some
problems for people because at

this time, the ark of the
covenant was actually in Kiriath

Jearim. Remember that? It was at
Kiriath Jearim. Later on David

would bring it from Kiriath
Jearim. So how come that, here,

it says Saul says, “Bring the
ark.”? In the Septuagint, which

is the Greek version of this
verse, the Greek says, he tells

the high priest, the grandson of
the high priest Eli, he says,

“Bring me the ephod.” The ephod
is the urim and the thummim, the

stones, by which you can get
guidance. Okay? In other

translations like NET says,
“Bring near the ephod.” For

Ahijah was wearing the ephod at
that time. So let’s go back to

the story: Now it happened, while
Saul talked to the priest, that

the noise which was in the camp
of the Philistines continued to

increase; so Saul said to the
priest, “Withdraw your hand.” You

see this Saul, one moment he want
to seek God, another moment,

“Aiya, let’s let’s just do
something.” It’s like he cannot

wait on the Lord. Then Saul and
all the people who were with him

assembled, and they went to the
battle; and indeed every man’s

sword was against his neighbour,
So the Philistines are confused.

They are fighting among
themselves. And there was very

great confusion. Moreover the
Hebrews who were with the

Philistines before that time,
Remember those who defected,

those who defected to the other
side, when they were surrounded,

right? Those who joined the
Philistines. Those who were with

the Philistines before that time
who went up with them into the

camp from the surrounding
country, they also joined the

Israelites who were with Saul and
Jonathan. The moment the victory,

the tide changed, and the
Philistines are running – Amen –

they joined back to their
brothers to fight against the

Philistines. Likewise all the men
of Israel who had hidden in the

mountains Remember all the people
who were hiding in the caves, in

the holes, right. Those who had
hidden in the mountains of

Ephraim, when they heard that the
Philistines fled, they also

followed hard after them in the
battle. So the Lord saved Israel

that day, and the battle shifted
to Beth Aven. Hallelujah. And all

it takes is two. Where two or
three are gathered together in My

name, there I am in the midst of
them. God was just waiting for

someone to take a simple step
forward. A simple step. Now if

you’re taking that simple step
all by yourself, nothing avails,

right you got nothing much to
look forward to. But if you take

that step because the Lord is
telling you, “Step out in faith.

Step out in faith. Trust Me. I’ll
take care of you.” In the natural

it seems like all the odds are
against you. You are below, they

have the high ground, but, “I am
with you.” Just like the

armourbearer said to Jonathan, “I
am with you. Do all that is in

your heart.” Praise the Lord.
Thank You Lord Jesus. I pray that

this has blessed you. That you
know in our hearts, this is to be

holy, my friend. To be holy is to
be separated from the world. You

know we don’t want to be like,
like I’ve said, cut off all the

relationship with the world –
that’s not what I mean. Nor am I

saying that we don’t take
advantage of things that are out

there in the world but to see the
characteristics of God are there.

Never use the things of the world
to carry the presence of Jesus.

Amen. That’s blasphemy. It
results in death. And always,

always trust the Lord. Amen. Even
if the Lord tells you to do

something simple, trust the Lord.
Not forsaking the assembling of

ourselves together, come, there
is benefits and blessings and

your inheritance waiting for you.
Come together, come in an

environment where people are
gathered together. When God says,

“Not forsaking the assembling,”
He’s referring to the physical

assembling. Amen. And we’re all
coming back again together in

person. Praise the Lord. Thank
You Jesus. If you’ve never made

Jesus your personal Saviour and
Lord, my friend, I want to give

you this “opportunity right now.
Wherever you are watching this,

friend, the Lord Jesus is right
there in front of you. Just speak

to Him in this way, in a simple
way, in a simple way, simple

prayer produce powerful results.
Say: Lord Jesus, I confess You as

my Lord and my Saviour. I believe
You died on the cross for all my

sins and I believe God raised You
from the dead when I was

justified in You. Thank You Lord
Jesus Your blood has washed away

all my sins and from now on Lord,
please reveal more and more, more

and more of yourself to me. I
want to know more and more of

You. In Jesus’ name, Amen. If you
prayed that simple prayer, you

are now a child of God. You have
gone through that baptism – Amen

– and resurrection. Praise the
Lord. Death and resurrection in

Christ. You are a brand new
person, old things are passed

away. Praise the name of Jesus.
Hallelujah! Stand to your feet,

church, for the blessing. Praise
the name of Jesus. May the grace

of our Lord Jesus Christ be
multiplied upon you and your

family. In the name of the Lord
Jesus Christ, may the wisdom of

God cause you to see where you
are patterning after the world

and where you are falling short
in these areas, and that the Holy

Spirit will lead you out of the
world. Out of Egypt, the place of

double stress, into a place of
great expansion and abundance,

the land flowing with milk and
honey. The Lord give you the

wisdom and the eyes to see what
He wants you to see – your

inheritance in Christ for
everything is in Him. May God

give you the spirit of wisdom and
revelation from this day forth,

the eyes of your inner man being
enlightened, that you would know

the glory of your inheritance,
the riches of your inheritance in

Christ and that you will possess
it and not allow the Philistines

to deprive you of it. In the name
of the Lord Jesus, be totally

blessed, you and your families,
throughout this week.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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you. And His grace is all you
need. He just keeps you

constantly wanting to grow more,
and hunger for more, and go for

more. But yet it’s so simple and
so amazing. It just blows my mind

daily. My husband was an
alcoholic for 18 years, got sober

about 7 years ago. And because of
the grace message: “No more

condemnation”, it has really set
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