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I want you to know you’re
not like the people of the

world. You are in the world
but you’re not of the world.

Hope is a positive
expectation of good. Today,

the world says what? “Don’t
raise your hopes.” Can I

tell you something? Don’t
raise your hopelessness. The

reason you can believe for a
confident expectation of

good is because at the
cross, Jesus bore all your

sins. If you are sick in
your body, you should have

hope that you will be well!
If you are suffering from an

addiction, you must have
hope that you will get out

of it! It’s not just: “I
hope it will happen one

day.” But you are without
any power. No! The God of

hope is behind your hope!

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You know what a joy it is
every time I see all of you,

I feel like this is God’s
dream being fulfilled. In

the heart of the Father for
aeons before time, God had

you in mind. The Bible says
that we were born in

predestination to fulfil
this dream, to be conformed

to the image of Jesus. So
that’s the first dream that

God has when God planned for
a family, even all creation

is to serve this purpose.
The second thing is the

church. God’s dream is for
the church. Amen. Yes there

is Israel, Israel was chosen
to demonstrate to all the

nations around the world.
“You know how does all these

pertain to me Pastor Prince?
Last night I didn’t have a

good sleep. This past week
has been terrible for me, I

have had challenges after
challenges and last week I

got a bad report from the
doctor, how would all these

God’s dream affect me?” Well
many a times the larger

incorporates or encompass or
includes the lesser. All our

needs actually compared with
eternity is less. Amen. We

understand God’s purpose, we
fit in, we see where we have

lost our bearings. Where we
have you know, not followed

that compass, the true north
which is God’s plan for our

life. Today we see the world
no longer wanting to follow

God’s pattern. We see the
world abusing their bodies,

abusing the gifts that God
has given. All the gifts

that God has given, whether
it’s their body, we only

have one body by the way,
take care of it. This house

you live in, you got no
other house you know. I know

you are Singaporeans, I know
you can buy more than one

house, I know you can invest
but this is not like HDB you

know. This is not like
selling off a property and

then buying another one. You
got only one property, this

house that you live in. God
has given you this house,

take good care of it. Amen?
And the devil wants to

destroy it. The devil wants
to destroy it. There is a

very beautiful verse in the
Bible that says, “My flesh

shall rest in hope”. And
it’s in reference to Jesus

when He was in the grave, He
knew the Father would

resurrect Him. He knew
resurrection day is coming.

So He says, “Even my body
rest in hope”. And His body

never decayed. He is the
only Man whose body never

decayed, because there is no
sin in Him. Amen? All the

sin that He carried in His
body was finished at the

cross, put away, and when He
was buried, on the third day

God raised Him from the
dead. You will not allow

your Holy One to see
corruption. So God’s dream

is for all of us to be
conformed to the image of

His Son, the pattern Son,
the model Son, the sample

Son. Amen? And then God’s
dream is the church. All of

you are the church. That’s
why I say I am so happy to

see all of you. Amen? You
are the church, not the

building. And the church,
the devil has you know down

through the centuries, the
devil has attacked the

church, made the church
appear like it is a

hierarchy, it is an
ecclesiastical order, it is

a building, it is a city, a
place, makes you think that

the church is a massive type
of human government. It is

not. The church is the
greatest organisation you

can say it, in the entire
universe. Where God stores

His wisdom. If you want
wisdom, the place to go is

the church. Amen. If you
want the supply of health

that the world cannot give
you. Peace that Jesus says

the world cannot give. Amen.
Relationships that is

blessed of God because God
is the One that gave

relationships, and God put
the first man and woman

together and God instituted
marriage. God is the One

that gave marriage. Amen?
But today man is abusing

everything that, by the way
the word ‘Abuse’, ‘Ab-use’.

‘Abuse’, abnormal use, Amen?
If I need to nail something

into a wood and I use my
shoe ok? I am abusing my

shoe, how many know that? If
I take someone’s head, the

bad image, anyway, that is
abuse. Abnormal use. Say

‘Abuse’. So there is all
kinds of, there is physical

abuse, your body is not
designed to take some of

these drugs and you are just
pumping your body full of

the drugs and you know, you
know you are addicted but

you don’t seek for help,
that’s abuse. Amen? Then

there is also abusing your
body in other ways like

overeating, Amen? No Amen
for this one for sure.

Overeating Amen? Over
drinking, over staying up

late, Amen, not having
enough rest, that’s not

using your body correctly,
that’s ‘Ab-use’. Abnormal

use of your body, Amen? A
marriage, Amen, if you

physically disparage,
discourage, hurt, Amen, your

loved one, your spouse,
that’s abuse of your spouse,

spouse abuse. Or even
physically, if you hit your

spouse, that’s physically
abuse, Amen? Sexual abuse,

look at God’s pattern. A man
and a woman. In the

beginning, God made man and
woman and God brought them

together, it’s God’s idea,
and everything that God

dreams for man is full of
glory, Amen? It’s the

fullness of joy, Amen? It’s
the intenses of all

pleasures. God’s ideas, “My
thoughts towards you are

thoughts of good and not
evil”. Because God is a good

God. His heart is love. It
is always giving. Love is

always giving. And He never
skims on what He gives,

Amen? He gives with a large
hand, with a bountiful

heart, Amen. Yesterday my
son and I, my son was saying

that there is a verse he
learned from Rock kids, “If

any of you lack wisdom, let
him ask of God”. Amen, and

then we look at the verse
together. We try to find the

version that he memorised
from. So finally I showed

him all the versions, he saw
the version, New

International Version, he
was so excited, “This is the

one! This is the one!” So I
said, “Let’s read it”, “If

any of you lack wisdom, let
him ask of God who gives to

all generously and does not
fault find”. That version

says, “He does not fault
find, He gives to all

generously”. That’s how God
is. When you see God, even

when you come in prayer, you
see God is generous with

you. Can I have a good,
Amen? So today because of

abuse, we are in the state
that we are in, and God

never says, “Unless you line
up, I will not touch you.

Unless you change I will not
heal you”. God never does

that. God comes in the
fullness of His love. He

comes when man is at his
extreme wickedness, there

was a time. You know the
most extreme wickedness of

man is not the other
historical events, you think

of all the dictators and all
that and what they have

done. Wicked as those things
are, the most wicked thing

is when God sent His Son,
who did no sin, in Him is no

sin, he knew no sin, and
then it’s almost like we

take Him and we put Him on
the cross. He came loving,

healing and we put Him on
the cross. It’s almost like

telling God, “This is what
we think of your Son”. And

then God took the cross and
made it the very thing to

redeem all of us from those
things that are destroying

us. Amen? Sin, destruction,
the curse. You know you

cannot out-sin the grace of
God. You cannot. When man

comes to his end, usually
many a times God waits for

man to come to his end. Like
in the Bible, if you want to

look in the Bible, the Old
Testament, it starts with

man in the garden in
innocence. Even in a perfect

environment, man still wants
to sin against God. Amen?

Then God gave the Law.
Alright? You obey this and I

will bless you. Again, man
cannot, and God knew that

man cannot. But man does not
know that he cannot. Today

even man does not know that
he cannot keep the Law.

There are still those who
fighting to keep the Law,

not knowing the purpose of
the Law. That’s abuse of the

Law. I am for the Law, for
the reason God gave the Law.

Amen? Then the Law, after
the Law period was the

Judges, the period of the
Judges, even the last of

them failed, Samson. The
blinded judge, Amen, between

two pillars. Then God tried
Judges, failed, man failed.

Then after judges, we have
the kings. The kings all

failed miserably, with the
last king also blinded when

Nebuchadnezzar came in and
pull out his eyes. Amen?

Everything that is the
organisation or the

administration of man will
always fail. Amen? Then God,

God brought Grace. The Bible
tells us when all these,

when man has come to the
end, instead of turning His

back on us, God says I was
just waiting for you to lose

your strength. Like you
cannot save something who is

drowning, Amen, in the
water, because if you jump

in too early he will pull
you down, Amen? You got to

wait until he has lost his
strength. He cannot save

himself anymore then he is
in the position to be saved.

So don’t wait until you come
to that time. Amen? God is,

your weakness doesn’t turn
God off, God loves it. God

loves it, Amen, when you are
willing to be weak because

His strength is perfect,
when our strength is gone.

He’ll carry us when we can’t
carry on. Raised by His

power, the weak become
strong. His strength is

perfect. His strength is
perfect. My grace is

sufficient for you for my
strength is made perfect in

your weakness. So sometimes
we go through all these

sufferings and we don’t
realised that God does not

want you to suffer but many
a times the suffering is

self-imposed plus there is
an enemy of your soul. We

wrestle not against flesh
and blood, but against

principalities and powers,
Amen? These are

principalities and powers
and they are no respecter of

persons. They will attack
your children if they get a

chance. Amen? And that’s why
we are not, listen

carefully, we are not in the
world, before you hear the

good news sometimes got to
know what’s the bad news, or

else the good news is not
good. If there is no

problem, if it ain’t broken
why fix it? But it is

broken. Amen? If something
is broken, praise God, thank

God. If your phone is broken
and the guy sitting beside

you right now is a phone
repairer and he has his tool

box with him, Amen? Are you
happy? Amen? I know you are

addicted to your phone many
of you. So are you happy?

Yes. But if it’s not broken,
it’s not good news to have

someone like that beside you
right or not? Am I right?

Amen. So let’s talk about
the bad news first. The bad

news is that there is an
enemy of your soul. And he

is the one behind your
restless sleep, not God. He

is the one behind your
broken heart. He is the one

that destroyed that
marriage. He is the one that

brought those symptoms on
your body that you are so

afraid of when you hear the
diagnosis of the doctor. He

is the one behind every
sickness and disease. We are

in a fallen world. We got to
face the facts. Amen? And

there is sin. I say there is
sin. Without sin, you won’t

have all these problems that
man is facing. Today the

world don’t want to talk
about sin, Amen? They don’t

want to talk about judgment.
There is judgment at the

end. Yes, and without
Christ, there is a

Christ-less eternity, there
is hell. Jesus talked more

about hell than anybody
else. And it’s not

spiritual. Jesus says it’s
the worm does not die,

cannot be spiritual. The
fire is not quenched, cannot

be spiritual. It is a place,
Amen, it is hell. Amen? So

today people don’t believe
in hell anymore, Amen. They

want to talk about God of
love, you know God is just.

Like I said before, if I
sinned against my son

Justin, he might not trust
me for a while, Amen, he

might even cry. Not much
repercussions. If I sin

against my wife, it might
mean I sleep on the couch

outside. Alright so far I
have not done that, alright.

If I sinned against you as a
friend or as a colleague,

Amen, you might not just
give me anymore assistance

or whatever, you just ignore
me. That’s the price I pay,

that’s the penalty. If I
sinned against my boss, I

might not be in for
promotion anytime soon. But

if I sinned against the
president, if I sinned

against you know in a major
way, I did something really

bad, whatever, I mean the
repercussion can be, not

just imprisonment, can be
death sentence. Even in the

natural we talk about this.
And the world understands

this, and yet when people
sinned against God, they

think it’s nothing. We are
sinning against a thrice

Holy God. Amen? God is Holy,
Amen? And sin will be

punished, but God so loved
the world that He gave His

only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him

shall not perish but have
everlasting life. This is

the gospel of Jesus Christ,
that God intervened when all

of us actually on like a
chute, going down on the

rubbish chute to be burned
in an incinerator, and you

wouldn’t even know, you can
shout, “I don’t like God”,

but you are going there.
Listen, you can shout all

you want, you can use the
breath that God gives you to

shout up to the highest
heaven, alright that you

don’t believe God and all
that, you are still not

going to change your
destination. You cannot, you

see, yes you are free, but
you cannot change the result

of your choice. You put your
finger in the fire you

cannot say, “I choose to put
my finger in the fire but I

do not choose to be burn”.
Sorry, the consequence is

established. Finger in fire,
burn. Very simple. It’s like

two and two is four, equals
burn. Amen? So the thing you

can shout and all that but I
look at the world that is

professing themselves to be
wise become fools. We have

much more help than we ever
have people at our

fingertips. Amen? We got
assistants, we got things to

help us save time, and yet
we are rushing for time. We

are supposed to be happier
now, we have more wealth.

Many countries are
developing, Amen? Right? But

it’s not enough. Even our
previous or present phone is

not enough. There is a new
phone. The phone is supposed

to help us save time. All
these devices are supposed

to help us save time, like
the washing machine, helps

us save time to washing and
all that, and it’s

convenient, helps us save
energy and effort, and you

know time use for other
things. But we don’t have

time for family. We sit down
in the same table, four,

five, six, seven of us, and
then we are looking at

something else. Things that
cannot love us, things that

cannot repay us. Amen?
Archibald Hawke, a man, a

professor, a Christian
professor said this that

there is a condition called
‘Anhedonia’, ‘Anhedonia’,

‘Hedonia’, from the word
‘Hedonistic’, like you know,

‘Pursuit of pleasure’. ‘An’
means ‘Neutralise’. That

means it is, there is no
more pleasure. We are a

society that doesn’t
understand what is pleasure

anymore. We have so much
pleasure that pleasure is no

more pleasure. We become
jaded. So when God tells us

His ways is to enhance your
pleasure, is to complete

your joy. “These things I
have spoken to you”, the

Lord said, “That my joy
might remain in you, and

that your joy might be
full”. God is not a joy

killer, He is a joy giver.
Have you noticed when the

devil takes hold of someone
in their mind and all that,

they become depressed? Have
you noticed that there is no

joy? That’s what the devil
produces. He produces

depression. And then he
tells you, “Alright you take

this tranquiliser it will
help you”. Next thing you

know, you are addicted to
tranquiliser. You try to

stop the tranquiliser, you
go in spiral downward in an

even worse depression. So
what’s the answer? Another

type of tranquiliser to
neutralise the effect of the

first tranquiliser. Amen?
And then now you are a drug

addict. Amen? “Pastor, where
are we heading with this?”

Good news is coming. And
recently I read in Singapore

that more young people are
committing suicide. They

have, they have more
clothing, and shoes, and

gadgets, Amen, and
knowledge, and social media,

I think they are supposed to
have more friends right? And

yet they are still unhappy.
Are we missing something?

Yes. We forget, sin is sin,
and there is a devil. We

need to find God’s plan,
Amen, and God wants you to

know His plans, He loves
you. And all the people say?

Amen. So now that we are
saved, alright I am speaking

to the people that have put
their trust in Christ,

Christ died for our sins and
rose again from the dead

without our sins. He
effectively put them all

away through His blood.
Amen? And when He rose from

the dead from then on your
identity is now in Him. So

Romans 5 tells us,
“Therefore since we have

been justified through
faith, we have peace with

God”, not trying to look for
it, “Through our Lord Jesus

Christ, through whom also we
have gained access by faith

into this grace”, into this
favour, “in which we now

stand”. Folks once you are
justified by faith, you have

access. It’s like speaking
to this generation.

Everything you must have
access, Amen? You go into a

building, you got to have
access to that building. You

got to know the password,
the pin, the code, anything.

Your ATM, got to have
access. You got to have

access to your ATM, you got
to have the, your pin

number, am I right? Well now
that we are justified by

faith with God, we have
access into this place

called favour, grace. In
this grace where we stand,

wherever you go is grace
ground. I want you know you

are not like the people of
the world. You are in the

world but you are not of the
world. Therefore the things

of the world should not
affect you, should not come

on you. But we know
Christians are also known

for divorce cases,
depression, and being drug

addicts and things like
that. This should not be.

But God wants you to be set
free, and whom the Son sets

free is free indeed. Amen?
We are not going to join the

ranks of people, Amen,
justifying their sin,

negating God, making
themselves cast as God. “I

know better than God”.
Always saying, “How can God?

How can God? How can God?”
You with your peanut brain

want to judge the Almighty
God? Wrong. We got the whole

thing in reverse. Amen. God
is the judge. Compared to

Him, you won’t last long you
know. He will outlast you.

Let me tell you this, Amen.
So we have access by faith

into this grace. So now we
have access by faith into

this favour. Grace can be
favour. It’s favour, this

place of favour with God.
Favour ground. We boast in

the hope of the glory of
God. That means hope is

always future. Hope is a
positive expectation of

good. In fact, Vine defines
‘Hope’, the Greek word for

‘Hope’ is, think of ‘Elvis’
ok, then you will understand

this. You memorise this
‘Elpis’, say ‘Elpis’, not

‘Elvis’, ‘Elpis’. Shouldn’t
have mentioned ‘Elvis’ then.

Instead of ‘V’, ‘P’, ok.
‘Elpis’ is a ‘Positive

expectation of good’. Vine,
this Greek scholar. He says

that ‘Elpis’ is a
‘Favourable and Confident

Expectation’. He also said
it’s a ‘Happy Expectation of

Good’. In fact the most
frequently used is ‘The

Happy Expectation of Good’.
That’s hope. Amen? And the

Bible says we boast,
literally the word is

‘Boast’ in the positive
expectation of good in our

future, and this good is the
glory of God. Glory of God

manifested in our lives,
Amen? In our person. For sin

is defined as ‘Coming
short’, or ‘Forfeiting the

Glory of God’, we are back.
Amen? And the Glory will

manifest in your marriage.
It will manifest in your

body. It will manifest in
your relationships. It will

manifest in everything you
touch, think, say, and do.

Amen? Praise God. So next
verse it says not only that

we glory or boast in
anticipation of the glory of

God, not only that, we also
boast in our sufferings. The

Old King James says
tribulations. Sufferings,

now this is like weird, if
you think about it, “We

boast in our sufferings?”
Sufferings is not from God.

Look at God’s original plan
in the Garden of Eden. No

one suffered. Everything was
there in abundance. Alright,

suffering came because of
sin. But it’s just telling

you, when suffering
happened, now God is going

to deal with the world as it
is because of what Jesus did

at the cross, now suffering
will produce something in

you, if you know the plan of
God. So whatever suffering

is, Amen. It does not say
you will stay in that

suffering. It says that
suffering, when we boast in

suffering, knowing this,
suffering produces

perseverance. I told some
Pastors you know the other

day that, “I don’t think I
will be the Pastor I am

today had I not learned in
my teens, suffering”. Not

learned. You don’t learn,
don’t go to a school to

learn. I am more or less
forced into it. Amen? I

suffered, I suffered
thinking that I had

committed the unpardonable
sin. I suffered very young.

Compared to my friends, I am
thinking to myself, “Why

can’t I have an enjoyable
life?” I suffered having

sleepless nights. I suffered
feeling like demons talking

to me at night, oppressing
my sleep. I suffered

thinking I have lost my
salvation. I suffered all

those things at a young age.
18, 19 years old. You know

when I looked back it
produced something in me,

perseverance. So much so
that the other sufferings

now, and I suffered people
saying bad things about me,

Amen, even as a pastor. I
have suffered, Amen? People

saying lying things about me
and I feel like defending

myself and the Lord says,
“No, suffer it”. Like David

did, alright because I want
you to know, you cannot

defend yourself. But when I
look back now whatever

people say doesn’t matter.
It’s like there is something

inside me already that I
have persevered through that

and now is like what you
call it ‘Chicken feet’,

‘Water off the duck’s back’.
This is just a little

comment, Amen. “Who said
it?” “Oh that person said

it”. “Ok fine”. Amen? It’s
no more, I really don’t, I

am not one of those that
there are ten comments, one

negative comment, you zero
your mind on it and you

think about it, you are
obsessed with it. I got no

time. I don’t even have time
to look at my social media.

I don’t even know what’s the
latest following. Amen. So,

I know many of you, you
can’t understand that kind

of life right? Amen? You are
looking all the time right?

Halfway I’m preaching you
are also looking. Amen? You

know what I call that? If
your name is James, that’s

call ‘James Bondage’. I am
trying to say it nicely.

It’s bondage. It’s bondage
to have to look all the time

to see how many are
following, how many are you

know. And uh, “But, Pastor
Prince, you got no one

following you.” Maybe, ok?
Maybe I, that’s the reason

why I don’t want to uh, look
at it, alright? But, but,

really uh, that’s not the,
uh, the life that God wants

us to live. It goes up when
someone comments well, and

it goes down when someone
comments really bad. To see

who is following you, or,
or, or fear of missing out,

you know, the FOMO syndrome,
Amen, or I call it FOLO,

alright, Fear of Losing Out
here in Singapore. Amen?

And, and, you know, heh,
it’s a bondage. It’s really

a bondage. Life should be
happier than just at, every

time there’s a, there’s a
“ting”, you gotta look in

your phone. I mean like,
life gotta be, come on, life

gotta be simpler than that,
happier and peaceful. Can I

have a good “Amen”? No, I’m
not knocking those phone and

all that, I have a, I have a
handphone and I carry it

everywhere I go, ok, not
now, Amen? But, it’s a

function. It’s a tool. I do
not serve it. It serves me.

When it calls, I don’t
kowtao and obey all the time

and say, “Yes, master, here
I am. What is thy message?”

“Open the gate first.” “Yes,
master.” “Release me. Access

code. Your thumb print or
whatever.” “Yes, master.”

I’m sorry, I’m trying to
make you fear, to see that

the whole thing is bondage.
Whether it’s James Bondage

or Jane Bondage, I mean
it’s, it’s bondage. “Pastor,

you are so corny.” I know.
Perseverance will produce

character; character, hope
You see, see what produces

“hope” – positive
expectation of good?

Suffering produces
perseverance, perseverance

produce character.
Character. That’s what I’m

looking for when I, when I
think of uh, leaders to

govern this great people; to
provide over-sight for this

great people here in New
Creation Church. I look for

proven character. I don’t, I
don’t just go for, “Oh, you

know, I mean, I look for
proven character. Character

of people who know that they
are weak, depending on His

strength. People who have
gone through hell and come

out the other side, knowing
the, the, only the Lord, His

strength, Amen, His love
that matters. Not human

effort. These are the ones,
proven character. Then, it

will produce hope. Hope for
your future. And Hope does

not, Listen carefully. Hope
does not put us to shame.

When you have hope, it will
not put you to shame. Today,

the world says what? “Don’t
raise your…?” Can I tell you

something? This is your
pastor talking to you. Don’t

raise your hopelessness.
It’s already there already.

Don’t raise it anymore. You
don’t need help to raise

your hopelessness. Every
time you look at the News,

it’s raised. Every time you
hear someone say something,

it’s raised. The world, by
default mode, is negative.

Amen. You don’t hear, uh,
uh, you know, News does not

thrive on, on good news.
Today, uh, 3-million and uh,

500-thousand and 345 planes
landed safely. Which is

true. Maybe not 3 million
but I’m just rounding off

figures somewhere from my
head. I’m just saying that

there are thousands and
thousands of planes that

landed safely but they will
not announce that. They

announce the one that has a
engine trouble. Right?

That’s how News work. But
then what do you focus on?

That one. So, you take the
plane, guess what? Maybe

mine is the one. You are the
one. Instead of being

powered by “one”, you are
being disempowered by that

one bad news. Huh? That’s
not hope. It’s the opposite

of hope. It’s no positive
expectation, expectation of

good. The Bible says God
wants us to have hope. Amen.

God wants us to have hope.
And this hope will not put

you to shame. And the world
says, “You raise your hope,

you’ll be disappointed.” You
raise your hope, you’ll be

disappointed. Because once
upon a time, when we were

younger, without Christ,
yes, we raise our hopes, we

were, we were people that,
young people are very

optimistic; you know what
I’m saying? They, they, they

have a positive expectation
of good, they believe they

can become the president,
uh, they can become the, uh,

uh, uh, a doctor; they
believe they can become an

astronaut, you know, they
have, they have hope. But

then, without Christ, hope
has no power. Amen. The

reason you can believe for
a, a, a good in your future,

for a, for a confident
expectation of good, for a

happy anticipation of good
in your future, is because

at the Cross, Jesus bore all
your sins and cancelled out

all the effects of those
sins and the harvest of

those sins. There’s no bad
things that will come back

to haunt you. All your,
your, your harvest of wages

of sin, the harvest of your
sins, have all been, been

uh, been uh, harvested at
the Cross, if I can say

that. And, and those
harvests is, is cut down.

Amen. When Jesus cried
“finished”, there’s nothing

waiting for you in the
future except good. So,

believers should raise
their, their hope. Elpis.

Are you listening, people?
And this hope, the Bible

promised, will not put you
to shame. If you are sick in

your body, you should have
hope that you will be well.

If you are suffering
addiction, you must have

hope that you will get out
of it and you will be

delivered from it and much
better, much free-er, much

stronger than ever before.
Amen. If you are advancing

in years, you must have hope
that there are people who

are young and strong and you
will feel stronger and

younger than you were to,
half your age. When you were

half your age, uh, Amen, you
were weaker, you were always

tired, you’ll be stronger
than that age. You gotta

have hope. So, when you hear
people talking about hope,

you don’t get angry. You
know, he’s just painting

pictures for people to be,
uh, to be hopeful about.

Amen? And see? I told you
there’re, there are a lot of

evangelists of hopelessness.
We don’t need anymore. Amen.

We need people to give hope
and the Bible, the Bible

preaches hope. Amen. When
you read the Bible, it gives

you hope. The Bible says
that through the comfort of

Scriptures, we might find
hope and consolation.

There’s a verse that says
through the Scriptures we

find hope. Now the God of
hope God is called the God

of Hope. Now the God of Hope
fill you with all peace and

believing, in believing.
Amen. So that you can have

hope. It tells us that. The
God of Hope gives you hope.

You have a God. It’s not
just a, “I hope it will

happen one day.” But you’re,
you’re without any power to

see it come to pass. No. The
God of Hope is behind your

hope. So, if you are
oppressed, Yes, you can be

free, but uh, you can’t
imagine how is, how does

freedom look like, Amen, how
does a peaceful night of

rest look like, how, how is
freedom from, from uh,

bitterness and unforgiveness
look like. How is life like

without being negative
towards people all the time,

fault finding with people
all the time. You know, how

can, how, how does it look
like, Pastor Prince? Amen.

You gotta have hope first
before you can see it. No,

Pastor, the Bible says that
faith is more important. The

Bible says that Jesus turned
to the woman who touched

his, the hem of his garment
and she was healed, Jesus

said “your faith made you
well”. The Bible says

without faith it’s
impossible to please God.

You are right. Faith is like
the currency of heaven. Show

God your faith, He shows you
what you want. I, I’m

putting it very simply.
Amen? Like, if, if you go to

Euro, Europe, you must have
the Euro. You go to Japan,

you gotta have the Yen.
Alright? It doesn’t work for

you, they mana accept your
Singapore dollar? Amen? Not

because there’s no value,
it’s not their currency. The

currency of exchange. So,
Heaven’s currency is faith.

Yes. And faith comes by
hearing and hearing by the

word of God. That’s why you
are hearing now. Amen? But,

friend, have you ever read
this verse? Hebrews 11 verse

1. Faith, Now, faith is the
substance of things hoped

for… Which one comes first?
If English is your language,

tell me now, which one comes
first? Faith is the

substance of things hoped
for… Which one comes first?

If there’s no hope, faith
has no substance. Cos faith

is the substance of what?
Things hoped for. You gotta

have some, you gotta have
hope. Hope your body will be

well. To, and some people
are taught, you know, some,

I, I, your, your background,
you are taught that you

gotta have faith; faith is
what heals, not hope. I

understand that. But listen
carefully. Without hope,

there’s, there, there can be
no faith. You gotta believe

that your child will be
well. You gotta have that

hope. You gotta pray, like,
you know, thanking God for

that. Amen. Then your faith
will work because faith is

the substance. Hupostasis,
which is “under”, “Hupo”,

“stasis” is “stand”. Faith
is the thing that makes you

stand, in the things that
you hope for. Faith

undergirds you. Amen. For
the things that you hope

for. So, faith is actually
under your feet in this

verse. Hupostasis, which is
the Greek word “Substance”.

“Hope for” is in front of
you; your goal, your

destination. So that pain in
your body, you gotta hope

for a future where you are
free from it. It can happen

in one fell swoop, it can
happen gradually as you

partake of the Lord’s
supper, Communion. There’s a

lot of sick people, you
know. There’s a lot of pe,

uh, physically sick, I mean.
There’s a lot of sick people

in the world. Someone knows
someone, very close who is

sick. And that’s why the
Lord has provided “The

Lord’s Supper”. Amen. And
it’s called “The Lord’s

Supper” not “The Lord’s
Breakfast” because it is for

the night seasons of your
life. It is, the Bible says

the Passover was, was
instituted, Amen, between

two evenings and the Bible
says “twilight” time. But

they actually partake,
partook of it night time.

The Passover. Jesus, in the
L, in the Last Supper, He

instituted the Lord’s
Supper, Amen, for us

believers. After He took the
Passover, He, He, institute

the Lord’s Supper. The Lord
in the night, in the night

that He was betrayed, He
took bread. Maybe it’s a

night season as well. Maybe
you have been betrayed. What

do you do? Take the Lord’s
Supper. Remember Him. Maybe

right now, you feel like,
like all your exercise, all

your observing good diet and
all that has betrayed you.

All of a sudden you are
stunned. The doctors give

you this, this diagnosis,
this prognosis and uh, you

do not know what to say
because you’ve, you’ve eaten

well, I mean, you, you, you
observe all that; you feel

betrayed, don’t you? Or you
do a lot of things for

someone and then that person
turns around and pours the

love or favour on somebody
else instead. You feel

betrayed, don’t you? Well,
Jesus, in the night that He

was betrayed, 1st
Corinthians 11, took bread.

I think it’s an example for
all of us. In the night

season, take bread. Remember
Him. And, by the way, the

bread is not just for
physical healing, alright,

the broken body of Jesus, is
also for your deliverance,

for your oppression, your
mind. Your mind. Your mind

that is full of worry and
care. You know the, the, the

old English word for
“worry”? Is, is a, is a word

that means “strangle”. And
sometimes worry does that,

isn’t it? It, it strangles
you like, you can’t breathe.

When you worry about
something, it’s like hah,

you gotta wake up because
you are so full of worry.

Worry is from the word
“strangle”, an old English

for the word “strangle”.
That’s where worry comes

from. Fear, anxiety, it’s
the same. Oppression. I tell

you this, it’s gotta do with
your mind. The Lord’s

Supper, when Jesus, on the
road of Emmaus, at the end

of the journey, the
seven-mile journey, He went

into the house of the two
and then He took bread.

Amen. The guest became the
host. And when He took the

bread, the Bible says, He
broke the bread, their eyes

were open. Their mind was
beginning to comprehend. The

understanding returned.
There’s another verse where

He appeared in the upper
room then “open He their

understanding”. So, the
Lord’s Supper is to open

your understanding to the
wisdom of God. Amen. Many a

times, if you are oppressed,
you are depressed, you can

hardly even hear a sermon
like this. You’re, you’re

tst, tst, tst, listen,
listen, chuup, chuup, yup,

yup. It’s not going to
happen. Chuup. Now. Now.

Now. Now. Faith is. Now.
Now. Be in the “now”. People

cannot be in the “now”
because you know what? Fear

and worry got to do with,
nothing but, nothing to do

with the “now”. Fear is
something to do with the

future, alright? Worry is
the future. Guilt,

condemnation, regret, the
past. So, if you are in

regret, you’re worry, you’re
not living “now”. You can be

in a very beautiful place.
You are in Hawaii.

“Aloha-oi, Aloha-oi”, and
they, and, and they are

dancing in front of you,
calling, “Oi, Oi, Oi” so

many times and you are
like…. You are, you are

worried. You are living in
the future, not living in

Hawaii. I’m just giving you
an example that, you know,

people don’t live in the
“now”. The Bible says, “Now,

faith IS”. Both “now”,
between “faith” is “now” and

“is”. Both are present
tense. Live in the “now” and

you live in the realm of
faith. The Bible says the

time of salvation is now.
It’s never in the future.

Amen. “The time of
salvation,” the word

“salvation”, Soteria is also
for healing, wholeness,

deliverance, is now. If you
live in the “now”, the Bible

says God is a very present
help. He is a very present

help. Very present help in
our time of need. Amen? So,

our minds are the ones being
attacked. We are attacked

like, you know, it’s crazy.
Yah, people cannot focus

because, today especially,
the phone and urm, our

social media and the s, the
kind of culture that we live

in, is full of distractions.
We are so afraid of missing

out that we want to have
every information that we

can have but that knowledge
isn’t re, does it remind you

of the Tree of the Knowledge
of Good and Evil? The tree

that God didn’t want man to
eat from is not just a tree

of evil. It’s a tree of
knowledge of good, of good

even, and evil. Amen. God
wants man to live from the

tree of life. Amen. So,
knowing that knowledge, what

has it done for you, for
your marriage? What has, has

it done for your health?
What has it done for your

peace of mind? What has it
done for you financially?

What has it done for you
especially in your walk with

God? Amen? In enjoying the,
the, the kingdom life, Amen,

that God wants you to enjoy;
the abundant life that Jesus

came to give you? What has
it done for you? You spend

so much time, you should
spend time, why, but the,

Isaiah says it like this,
and so relevant for our

times, he says, “Why do you
spend time for what is not

bread? And for that which
does not satisfy?” Why do we

spend so much time? Amen. We
should, I’m not saying we

don’t, throw away your phone
or whatever. I didn’t say

that. I’m saying control it.
Don’t let it control you.

It’s almost like there’s an
invisible chain, you know,

sometimes. And, and best of
all, in church today, no one

knows you are reading the
Bible on, on your phone or

you are actually surfing on
the phone. I know there are

pastors who are not happy
when people fall asleep in

thoughts. I was so sincere.
I want to be so close to

God, all of a sudden, Bang!
Blasphemous thoughts start

coming in my mind. And I
thought it was like this,

from me. I never knew it’s
from outside in. I didn’t

know the devil can give you
thoughts. Like, like uh,

Peter told Ananias, “Why has
Satan put in your heart”.

Judas Iscariot, Satan put
into his heart. Likewise,

how does God speak to you?
Nehemiah. God has put in my

heart. Man of God, God has
placed in my heart a desire.

It is God who works in you.
Not outside. In you. In

fact, God, God works in you.
The devil works from outside

because God forbid the devil
works from inside. Oh, you

don’t want the devil work
from inside. What’s your

name? “Legion”. Today,
what’s your name? “Zombie”.

And that’s what a person who
is, who is uh, a zombie is a

person who is half dead,
half alive. You know, the

living dead, the walking
dead. It’s literally sinners

without Christ. They are
alive, their hearts goes

“Boob boob, boob boob, boob
boob”, but they are dead.

And they feed on flesh. Only
fleshly pursuits. You are

not created for the dust.
You are created for heavenly

things, child of God. Amen.
Just like, a little uh,

eaglet among the chickens.
Somehow it was born among

the chickens but, when it
looks at the eagle scream

high up there, with that
streak, that cry, something

inside the eaglet says I
belong there. And all the

chicken say, “No, no, no,
no, no. Not practical lah,

you. Not practical lah. Wake
up to reality. Wake up.

Don’t raise your hopes so
high. No chicken can fly so

high. One day he will fall.
One day he will fall. One

day he will fall.” Amen?
Phoouah! Next thing you

know, “Hey, you heard
brother Cockadoodledoo?

“Yah, what happened?”
“Yesterday a snake came and

gobbled him up.” “Oh, but
the other day, I saw that

eagle with a snake in his
mouth. He flew really high,

then he dropped the snake
among the rocks then I saw

him fly down and eat the
snake.” They that wait upon

the Lord shall renew their
strength. They shall mount

up with wings as eagles.
They shall run and not be

weary But before this verse,
it says, Even the youths

shall faint And those who
don’t wait upon the Lord,

they shall faint. Even the
youths shall faint and the

young man shall utterly fall
but they that wait upon the

Lord shall renew their
strength. Regardless of age.

Amen? They shall mount up
with wings as eagles; they

shall run and not be weary
They shall walk and not

faint. Can I have a good
“Amen”? Listen. Here’s where

we gotta watch it. The devil
attacks here. Anyway, you

know what he does or not? He
throw that thought in you,

“I’m an addict.” He use the
personal pronoun. He doesn’t

use the second person “You”.
He use the first person “I”,

as if you are thinking those
thoughts. So, many a times,

I would have blas,
blasphemous thoughts and I’d

think it’s from me against
God. “Aah! Oh no! Oh no!”

and then he will, when I’m
praying, bad thoughts about

God, “Zhook, zhook, zhook”,
a lot of blasphemous

thoughts. Then I stop
praying. Then slowly,

slowly, I, I just left. I
know He never leaves me, but

I left the Lord. Amen.
There’s just the blasphemous

thoughts and I own it, you
know, just like the saying,

“You can’t stop birds from
flying over your head, but

you can stop them from
making a nest.” You can, you

know. You can stop them from
making a nest. It’s not, not

sitting down there, “Is he
making a nest?” I think so,

sure looks like a nest to
me. I can’t tell because

sometimes your hair is a
nest but I think there’s a

bird there. Oops, sorry, now
there’s an egg in the nest.

On your nest. You can stop
the bird from, you know, you

can’t stop thoughts from
flying. Some bad thoughts

will come. Amen. It happens
to all of us. Now, here’s a

word of deliverance: When a
bad thought comes, listen

carefully, when an evil
thought comes, blasphemous

thought comes, don’t own it.
It’s a bird flying, that’s

all. It does not define you.
Yup, including the bad

thought you had about me
when I came up just now.

It’s not you. You love me
and I love you. Hehe. Amen?

1st Thessalonians 5, it
says: Now, let us who are of

the day be sober, Alright,
we, we don’t belong to the

night season but we go
through the night season.

One day there’ll be no more
night, the Bible tells us.

But we are children of the
day, we are children of the

light. Let us put on the
breastplate, …putting on the

breastplate of faith and
love So, the breastplate

protects you, your heart.
Your heart is where the

accusation comes in. The
devil accuses you on your

heart. Your conscience is
always this realm. Faith and

love will protect your heart
and that’s why, regardless

of what you hear, a, a
sermon, whatever it is, if

you leave with fear, if you
leave with, with, with a

attitude of “holier than
thou”, bitter towards other

Christians and all that, you
have not heard the Word of

God. Because the Word of God
will always cause the

breastplate of faith and
love to be on your heart, on

your conscience. Can I have
a good “Amen”? And then it

says, …and as a helmet, the
hope of salvation. The hope

of Soteria. Salvation is a
all-encompassing word,

all-inclusive word. It
includes not just salvation

from eternal destruction,
salvation from hell, but

salvation from sickness.
Look it up. The word

“Salvation” is a noun,
feminine noun, but the word,

“soteria” is a feminine
noun, but it comes from the

verb “Sozo” where Jesus told
the woman, just now we

talked about the woman who
came behind and re, receive

healing, Jesus says, “Your
faith has sozo you.” So,

sozo is al, soteria is also
healing. Cos sozo is in it.

It’s the verb form of
soteria. Amen? Healing. It’s

rescue. Rescue from danger.
Deliverance. Protection.

H’wah! It’s, so when, when,
when the angel was sent and

said, “And you shall call
his name Jesus”, in the

Greek, it will be: You’ll
call his name Soteria.

Salvation. His name. It is
all-inclusive name. And He

demonstrated His name
everywhere He went. He set

people free. The L-Legion,
uh, the, the guy who was

possessed with the, with so
many demons, He set him

free. So much so the man
wants to be with Jesus.

Amen. He healed. Everywhere
He went, He healed all those

who were oppressed of the
devil. God was with Him. Can

I have a good “Amen”? I, I
feel like the Holy Spirit is

telling me to tell many of
you watching this, you are

having bat, battle with your
thoughts, you know why? You

know why those thoughts
linger? Because you own it.

You say it’s you. So as long
as you own it amen, it

becomes yours. And it stays
because it’s yours. But the

moment you say no this is
not my thoughts, these are

not my thoughts. Many of you
have had thoughts like like

you look down a very high
building and all that and

the thought comes, “Jump.”
Amen? Don’t say how can I

think that way, how can I?
Don’t accept it it’s not

you. But the problem happens
when young people start

accepting that and I think
that’s the reason why many

are now very susceptible to
those thoughts. And they

don’t have this hope of
salvation. Hope of salvation

means like positive,
confident, happy expectation

of good in your future. As a
result that you know you are

saved, Jesus took your sins
at the cross, there is no

sin that will penalise you
or produce a bad fruit in

your future. It’s all been
paid by Jesus. It’s a hope

of salvation. You have
salvation. You have Jesus.

You have forgiveness of
sins. You have deliverance

from the curse of the law.
You have a good future amen.

Only the blessings of God
are in store for you in the

future. So hope is a helmet.
It’s a helmet on your head

amen. To protect you from –
you got to have a hope.

Because of salvation you are
saved that’s why the world,

the world cannot raise their
hopes and rightly so they

cannot they have no
foundation for their hope.

They just hope for the best
and that’s the language they

use. That is not your
language child of God. You

have a solid, rock solid
foundation to believe the

best good in your future.
Amen? Jesus paid for you,

it’s a rock-solid
foundation. Why can you

believe that you can be free
from that addiction? Jesus

shed His blood for it. Amen.
Why why can you believe that

you can be well from that
symptom, even though it’s a

chronic symptom for years.
Because Jesus paid for it

and you are partaking the
Lord’s Supper. You are

getting better and better
and better and better. Eat

your bread with joy and
drink your wine happily,

cheerfully. Let your head
lack no ointment child of

God. Amen. You listening? So
put on the breastplate. You

know as a young person I was
sharing with you that I read

a book that says you can
lose your salvation. And for

some reason I believe this
author. I believe you can

lose your salvation. The
moment I did that, bang! All

those blasphemous thoughts
came. I can point to the

very time when I started
believing what I read. I

don’t fault the author ok? I
believe it ok? And I believe

you can lose your salvation
which I know now you cannot

amen? It’s called eternal
security praise God. And and

but I believe that. But the
moment I believed that

that’s when all those
blasphemous thoughts came.

You know why? There is no
more helmet. There is no

hope of salvation. Even
though I was saved, I have

salvation, there’s no hope.
Because I believe I was

lost. The moment the first
thought came against the

Holy Spirit, blasphemous
thoughts, bang, I said I

committed the unpardonable
sin, which is not. I nearly

lost my mind, both Pastor
Mark and I. The helmet, the

breastplate are so vital to
guard your heart from an

evil conscience, from
accusations. Say I am the

righteousness of God in
Christ. Amen? And the helmet

got to be there because when
the devil says no, you will

die, you know why you will
die? Because your parents

died. Your father died of
this disease, your father

has this disease. So your
father has it aright, you

will have it. That’s how
science goes, natural

things. Now the chickens are
talking right? But you are

an eagle, eaglet. And you
are sprouting wings now

amen? You belong to the
heavenlies, not dust bound.

Not dirt bound. You belong
to the heavenlies, child of

God. Listen, so when you
hear that kind of talk,

albeit sincere and all that,
in your mind, reject it in

Jesus’ name. Don’t accept
natural verdict of men lest

their verdict becomes a
sentence ok? You believe

that word more than your
Father’s word? Yes, I am

like my Father, tell the
person. And I’ll end up like

my Father. The question is
which heavenly Father or the

earthly father? Amen?
Because when I got born

again I received a brand-new
DNA amen? Amen. That’s what

old things are passed away
all things are become new

amen? That is the statement
of our church. New Creation

Church. Therefore, if any
man be in Christ, he is a

new creation. Old things are
passed away all things have

become new. Number two,
bringing this to a close

already. Hope is an anchor
for your soul. It’s an

anchor for your soul. In
those days when Paul wrote

this and I believe Paul is
the author of Hebrews and by

the Holy Spirit. The picture
then was that they travelled

by ship, they travelled by
boats ok? Vessels in those

days. They don’t fly in
those days. But there is a

promise that God says I will
cause you to ride the high

places of the earth, I think
it’s written to our times.

Amen? But during that time
they go by boats, they go by

vessels. Amen. So if they
stop somewhere in the middle

of the sea or somewhere near
a port or whatever, they

cannot go in yet or
whatever, what they need to

do, not in the middle of the
sea usually but where there

is even though it’s very
deep but there is ground,

they will lower the anchor.
Lower the anchor. Now once

the anchor takes hold, the
heavy anchor, it drops

bottom, once it takes hold,
listen carefully, the heavy

anchor will stabilise the
boat. Get the picture? Let’s

read the verse first. It
says that by two things

which cannot, that is
impossible for God to lie,

we might have strong
consolation, who have fled

for refuge to lay hold of
the hope set before us.

Church, this is the language
to the Hebrews. They

understand the city of
refuge. Paul is using their

analogy from the Old
Testament. Amen. From their

law where someone who
commits manslaughter, he

kills someone, albeit it’s
not intentional, he can flee

to a place call a city of
refuge. Amen are you

listening? And there are
cities of refuge all over

Israel. But he must run in
before the avenger of blood,

that person’s brother or
cousin or whatever who wants

to avenge his dead brother.
He’s going to find you. If

he finds you before you
reach the city he can kill

you. He can kill you
legitimately. Amen? It’s a

picture of sinners and there
is an avenger of blood amen.

And he is after you because
he has a right to destroy

you because you have sinned.
And the wages of sin is

death. So he is coming after
you but Jesus came as a city

of refuge. Amen. And when
you enter the city of

refuge, listen carefully,
your identity is no more

that of a sinner. Because
the city of refuge is

inhabited by priests. And
the priests they eat the

best. They drink the best.
They have to be in the best

state because they come
close to God, to offer the

offerings of the people and
the priests are never

neglected. The priests, I am
saying never neglected in a

generic way. In the Bible
Old Testament there was a

time even Nehemiah knew it,
they were neglected and all

that. I am speaking of God,
God’s plan for them was

never to be neglected. So
the cities of refuge is a

place where there is
abundance. So the sinner

lives as if he is one of the
chosen ones to come close to

God. Priests are close to
God. So it’s a picture of us

going to Jesus as our
refuge. You understand that

so far? So we have fled for
refuge, to lay hold of the

hope. Remember it’s
impossible for God to lie.

There are some things that
are impossible for God to

do. One is impossible for
God to lie. Impossible.

Impossible. Impossible. So
that we can have a strong

consolation. Those of us who
have fled for refuge to lay

hold of the hope set before
us. Lay hold of this

positive confident
expectation of good. Church,

don’t just listen to a
sermon, tell yourself I lay

hold of it! In your specific
circumstances whatever you

are faced with right now,
the doctors gave you a bad

report and all that, shift
away from there, instead of

looking at the dark future,
I told my friend Samuel

Smadja, I told my friend who
was suffering from that

bladder cancer, very rare
form of bladder cancer where

the doctor says even with,
even with treatment there’s

only 20 percent of survival
chance. And he told me he

started taking communion
many many times. Many times.

He said, in fact I talked to
him the other day on the

phone and he said that I’ve
never taken holy communion

more times than during these
months when he was

diagnosed. Even with
treatment only 20 percent of

recovery. When I was in
Israel with the pastors this

past March and I looked at
him and I talked to him,

I’ve never seen my good
friend so downcast, so

depressed you know. And when
we prayed for him, I had

this in my spirit, this
verse from Isaiah 54,

because of Isaiah 53, what
Jesus did at the cross,

Isaiah 54 says spare not.
Come on, lengthen your

cords, because they live in
tents. Lengthen your tents

amen. Get ready for growth
for you will break forth on

the right hand and from the
left. You will have many

children. For them in those
days it’s a great blessing

to have many children amen.
Lengthen your cords prepare

for success. Prepare for
healing, prepare for a

healthy life. Amen so I said
I see this my friend and I

see your future. Right now
you are not planning for

your future. All you see is
darkness. Friend, don’t do

that. Start seeing yourself
going to America, start

seeing yourself having
holidays there. Start seeing

yourself enjoying yourself,
because he has relatives and

friends in America and all
that. I start saying start

planning. You are not
planning right? He said no.

Start planning amen? Plan
for a person who is

successful, healthy and
strong going to all these

places. And when we talked
the other day you know he

was still reminded of what I
said. What was I doing? I am

giving him hope. Now some
people will say you know,

when they hear me talk like
that, the chickens will

gather and say you should
not raise his hopes. Sorry,

I wasn’t talking to you. It
was an eagle to an eagle.

One eagle is hurt, I am just
telling that eagle amen, I

know my Father. Today he is
completely healed.

Completely healed,
completely well. Had I, had

I received his testimony
just as our book Eat Your

Way to Life And Health went
into print, had I heard his

testimony amen, I would have
included that last testimony

in the book. By the way that
book has so many

testimonies. And one of the
best things to do when you

have been given a bad
diagnosis by the doctor and

all that is to just go
through the testimonies one

by one. And you’ll be
surprised, they did that?

Sometimes I myself who
preached the sermon, I look

at their life and I – they
did that? They take what I

share really all the way.
And I see the life, these

are real life testimonies of
people. Every chapter has a

testimony. Even that
Alzheimer. We are having

testimonies of more than one
testimony of people

suffering from Alzheimer,
reversed, start recognising

their family members. Come
on. Taking the Lord’s

Supper, yes. The whole fall
of man happened because of

eating. You say that just
eating alone can change? The

whole fall of man happened
because of eating. And God

has ordained just by simply
eating, but eating the

Lord’s body amen, you enter
back into all that God has

for you. Can I have a good
amen? It’s an anchor of your

soul. So what happen? When
when a ship drops anchor and

a storm arises? Come on talk
to me. What happens? He has

dropped anchor then a storm
arises, then the winds blew,

blew against that that
vessel that boat. And the

waves come and hit the boat.
Will it just move off and

sway somewhere, amen, and be
at the mercy tossed to and

fro by the waves of the sea?
No why? Because of the

anchor. You don’t see the
anchor but the anchor holds

you. And hope is an anchor.
O I am getting ahead of

myself. This hope we have as
an anchor of the soul. This

hope is an anchor. It holds
you. First of all you think

you think you have hope you
raise you hope man. You see

the hope of your future the
way the Bible says that you

have amen. And those of you
who are planning for

marriage. You say you know
Pastor Prince I look at my

available balance in my ATM
not much. I look at my

future I want to marry this
girl, I don’t think next

year can do it. No friend,
if you want to marry her she

wants to marry you, ok, you
want to marry her, she wants

to be married, ladies must
give her the respect you

know. And then you are
ready, amen, you are never

never never really ready
until you are there, past

the 50 percent point. You
are never really 100

percent. You also marry by
faith. Listen carefully it’s

not like I need to stay with
the person to know the

person. You are not
following the way of God.

Without faith it’s
impossible to please God.

You don’t stay together.
Most people stay together

break up. Amen? Once you are
more than 50 percent sure

there is 20 percent you are
not sure and all that, don’t

worry about it, that is the
person for you. Amen? If you

have quarrelled that is. And
you quarrelled and you still

love one another, that’s the
person. Haven’t quarrel,

quarrel first amen? Some
people say I love him Pastor

Prince. Have you quarrelled?
No. How can I quarrel with

my darling you know. Ya
Pastor Prince look at this

face, how to quarrel with
this face. Ok, go back and

quarrel first then come and
talk to me amen? If you

quarrel and still want to
get married – listen what’s

the problem? Money. That’s
the number one thing in

today, I mean in this nation
of Singapore as well as all

the nations of the world
that is listening to this

sermon. One of the biggest
problems especially for

young people is money. They
want to establish their

career and all that. And
because they push and push

and push they compromise,
sin comes in and many a

times they break up you
know. They open their

Christmas present too early,
the excitement is no more

there, they don’t want to
get married. So, the thing

is this, God ordained
marriage. What you do is

that you have hope. The
money is not there. In the

ATM you don’t see it amen.
The money is not there but

you fix a faith date. Show
God your faith, fix it, have

hope amen of a glorious
wedding even. Amen. Fix the

date. Agree in Jesus name.
That’s the date. We will get

married on this date. Show
God your faith, God will

show you the money. He will
give you the supply. And

time and time again we have
seen it happen in our

church. It starts with hope
then faith amen. And God

will supply. You wait until
you have it that is not

faith. You marry by faith my
friend. Can I have good

amen? In everything in life
you do it by faith. If you

are sick in your body, start
planning. See yourself well.

See yourself well. See
yourself well. Praise the

name of Jesus. Amen. I just
want to tell you that this

anchor of the soul will
stabilise you. I did not say

that you will not be hit
when you have hope. In fact,

the reason for the anchor is
the possibility that the

waves, strong waves will
come and try to hit you. But

you know what? The anchor
will pull you back. In fact

it’s very interesting, it
goes on to say that this

hope we have as an anchor of
the soul, both sure and

steadfast, and which enters
the Presence within the veil

or behind the veil, drop
down, where the forerunner

has entered for us, even
Jesus, having become High

Priest forever according to
the order of Melchizedek.

Which is the highest order,
which is the new covenant

order. Listen carefully,
it’s telling us, you know

what it’s saying? This
anchor has gone, it’s like

first of all an anchor is
for a boat right? Amen. It’s

amazing how Paul uses this
picture. When I realise what

he is saying it blew me
away. Listen. I’m still

here, anchored. Blew me away
is an expression. Alright

so, when I saw that it’s
amazing. It’s like an anchor

that goes into the Holy of
holies where God’s presence

is. Amen. It stabilises me.
I am outside here but

there’s a like a rope you
know, a strong, tied to the

anchor. No matter how I
sway, no matter how I move

and all that I will never
lose my salvation. I’ll

never lose my righteousness
with God. I may stray for a

while, I may go here go
there but the anchor holds

steady, sure and steadfast
inside. You know why? The

Forerunner Jesus, my elder
Brother, my Lord and

Saviour, He has gone in.
Amen. He is where the anchor

is. It’s almost like saying
this and I realise this,

it’s like, it’s like in
England right, there is a

place called Plymouth,
southern you know, south of

England there is a place
called Plymouth, where it’s

a harbour. The ship will
have to cross the English

Channel. Let’s say the ship
wants to go to New York

Harbour. The ship will have
to cross the, facing you all

ok, the English Channel,
then go to the main ocean

all the way to, right, the
Atlantic all the way to the

New York Harbour. What it is
saying is like this, this

ship that is still in the
harbour about to take off

has not even cross the
English Channel, but his

anchor is anchored in New
York Harbour. Which means no

matter what he will make it.
Like you pull it, it’s

almost like the picture of
you know, he’ll come

through. You want some more?
When Paul use the word where

the Forerunner has entered
for us even Jesus, I tell

you this, time just flies, I
just got started you know?

Just got started. But let me
tell you this, the word

forerunner, when Paul used
it during his time, during

that time and culture, the
forerunner is someone who

comes ahead of an important
personage. Let’s say an

important king or a
important high noble man or

whatever it is during that
time ok. He will send his

forerunner. The forerunner
will come to the presence of

the other king and say he is
on his way now, he just

passed by this place. His
presence in the presence of

the other king is a
guarantee that important

personage is coming. What
blew my mind is this, this

is the part that blew my
mind. When I realised that

Paul was using the analogy
of his day and age, the

forerunner usually is a
person of no reputation. It

is who he represents. The
important person is coming.

And the Bible says Jesus
took the place of the

Forerunner. He took the
place of the Forerunner. We

are all the after runners.
But the Forerunner is the

one that God is looking at.
If the forerunner is good,

God says you are good. If
the forerunner comes in

rude, God rejects the
important personage even

before he comes. Amen? But
Jesus is accepted with God.

He is the Son in whom God is
well pleased. Therefore,

doesn’t matter who you are
in the natural right? You

are accepted in your
forerunner amen? And for

sure you will make it
because the Bible says that

it’s an anchor behind the
veil. Amen? Are you all

blessed? And I just got
started alright. Praise the

Lord. Lift your hands all
across this place and say

Father I thank You my
future, the days ahead of me

are full of blessings, full
of good things Lord that You

have in store for me. Every
day you will load me up with

Your benefits, with Your
goodness because You love me

and because of what Christ
has done, He died for my

sins, He was raised for my
justification, and now I

have access into this favour
ground. This grace ground in

which I stand. I boast and
hope, I have a positive

expectation of the glory of
God being fulfilled in my

life, in my ministry, in my
career, in my marriage, in

my children, in all my loved
ones, in my church, I will

see Your glory and the glory
is always manifesting. The

glory is always something
visible. Thank You Lord. I

rejoice in that. And I
rejoice and I boast in my

current sufferings knowing
they are fulfilling the

objective of producing a
character that is never

having depressive thoughts
but hopeful thoughts. A

character that believes for
your goodness to be seen in

the future in the land of
the living amen. No death in

the future. No disease in
the future. No curse in the

future. Your blessings. Your
health. Your shalom. Your

well-being. Your protection.
Good days for my family and

I. Thank You Father. And
even my sleep will be sweet

in Jesus’ name. Real quick.
I just want to say this I

talk about sleep because I
saw people struggling with

sleep. Let me just tell you
this, you don’t look forward

to your bed. Bedtime is like
you, you are afraid, you’ve

been attacked with
nightmares. You’ve been

attacked with night visions
that is scary and all that.

You just – or you don’t
sleep well. You don’t look

forward to that. But friend,
I prophesy to you in Jesus’

name right now that you will
look forward to your bed.

Because it’s will be a time
of refreshing. Amen? And

you’ll look forward because
it’s a time God gives to

you. And you can’t wait to
get up to new blessings, to

new provisions, to new
supply amen. You will see

that as I sleep, God gives.
As I sleep God gives. That

thought will dominant you.
And even your sleeping time

becomes something you can
hope amen. In Jesus’ name

and all the people say? Real
quick also someone here,

real quick, someone here I
see you all having lots of

quarrel, married couple, you
are quarrelling a lot. It’s

intensified this past few
weeks. And the thought of

divorce has come up amen?
Don’t do it. You are under

attack. The problem is that
we are not wrestling with

flesh and blood. It is not
your husband, friend, it’s

not your wife. It is a
principality and a power

that is coming against you.
I prophesy to you in Jesus’

name that God says a
turnaround is coming. A

turnaround where the
restoration will be 120

percent. You’ll be
surprised. You never said –

You said I never thought
that this could be possible

for our marriage. We’ve been
married so long and we

thought we know each other.
But these days are sweet.

You will say those things.
Those things will come out

of your mouth. Don’t give
up. What I’m saying is don’t

give up amen? You need to
take a walk from each other,

walk go somewhere in the
park and all that, talk to

God and come back amen. And
love by faith. Love is not a

feeling. Love is a decision
amen. Do the first works, do

the first romance. Just do
it by faith and the feelings

will follow in Jesus’ name.
Amen. Praise the Lord. Are

you all happy you came to
church today? Amen? Now one

last one, every head bowed,
if you have never received

the Lord Jesus Christ as
your personal Saviour and

Lord, you never put your
trust in Him, my friend,

believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ and you shall be

saved and your house. Pray
this prayer with me right

now, say heavenly Father, I
thank You that Christ died

on the cross for all my sins
in my place. He bore all the

punishment, all the curse,
of a Holy God. Therefore,

there is no more curse over
my head, there is no more

punishment in my future.
There is no more judgement

for me now. Jesus Christ is
my Lord and Saviour. And He

was raised from the dead
because He is now my high

Priest to become my
Forerunner. Death is not in

front of me. Death is behind
me. Thank You Father God. My

future is as bright as Your
grace, as Your love in

Jesus’ name. And all the
people said, amen. Stand to

your feet. If you prayed
that prayer just now and you

made Jesus your Saviour and
Lord, congratulations. You

have a new set of DNA. You
are now a New Creation. Old

things are passed away, all
the bad things, the old

things that are negative are
passed away. All things have

become new. Believe it, you
are now an eagle. No more a

chicken amen? Praise the
Lord. So soar high, fly

high. Praise the Lord. Lift
your hands all across this

place. Father in heaven this
coming week as all the

eagles gather together Lord,
as they gather together in

this wonderful nest Lord
called the church, Father

they are releasing their
faith for a wonderful

future. Even the future of
this week Father, this

coming week, we look at this
week with hope. We ask in

Jesus’ name that they’ll run
smack dab in the middle of

great blessing, a surprise
blessing that You have in

store. And I pray that when
they experience that they

will remember this prayer
that they prayed Father. And

throughout this week in the
name of Jesus, be thou their

shield, be thou their
defence, their protection

from every evil, from every
infection, from even the

dengue mosquitoes Lord, from
all the powers of darkness

in the name of the Lord
Jesus Christ. Be thou their

favour in their workplace,
in their ministry, wherever

they are. Be thou their
favour with one another in

their marriage, in their
family relationships Lord.

Be thou their peace,
wonderful peace, shalom

peace, shalom well-being,
that they wake up every

morning with a wonderful
expectation of good for that

day. Thank You Father, thank
You for the discernment to

know that evil thoughts
flying through our heads,

they may come, but they are
not from us. Give us the

gift of ignoring them. Give
us the gift of knowing Your

thoughts which are good for
us and never evil. In Jesus

name. All the people said.
Amen. God bless you. Love

you all. Amen. See you

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