Look a little closer at:
– what man’s crown is and what it’s about: Psalm 8:4-8 (AMPC); Hebrews 2:6-7 (AMPC).
– the reason why Jesus died: Revelation 5:9-10 (AMPC); Galatians 1:4 (NLT).
– God’s will that has never changed: Genesis 1:26-29 (AMPC).
and let God’s creation of man and who you are sink in.
7Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the
breath and Spirit of life, and man became a living being (Genesis 2:6-7 AMPC).
God has made us in His own image – just like Him. God breathed Himself into the man and God
immediately said, “I bless you, you are created in My likeness, multiply, I give you seed, be
blessed, live in abundance, I’ve crowned you with glory and honour, have dominion over
everything. The vast resources that are here, use them and have dominion.”
God really wants you to see who you are and to know who you are.
A victor’s crown is a symbol of triumph. God has crowned us so that we can be triumphant and
victorious in life.
When you receive Christ, you come to receive His original breath, that He breathed into man.
The Holy Spirit Himself comes to recreate your spirit and you receive the original breath of God,
because you receive Christ. As a child of God, you can now learn to live as a king, to rule and
reign. You learn through searching the scriptures and listening to the messages.
In this house, you’ve learnt about your authority and the ecclesia of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the
perfect environment for someone to get born again with all the gifts that God has given. God
gave gifts so that you can be brought to maturity as a son of God, because that’s the highest
calling. God will gift a woman or a man, so that the gift can work to bring sonship into the earth
We see God’s intention and His purpose, in creation. Redemption came to restore back that
original purpose. God had to bring redemption because man fell from God’s original intention.
16For God so greatly loved, and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten
(unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come
to destruction, not be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.
17For God did not send the Son into
the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the
world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him (John 3:16-17 AMPC).
God made you in His image, He gave you the manual (the Bible) how you can live so that you
could be free from the world system. He has taken us out of this evil world system and set us free
through our salvation. He is not speaking to you to judge and condemn you. He is seeking for
you to walk in your salvation and to make Jesus the Lord of your life. Give your life to Him
completely, surrender your ways to Him. Love not the world or the things in the world, because
Satan is the god of this world (that is wicked and it is evil). It appeals to the lust of your flesh, but
after a season the wages of sin brings death (separation from the life of God and what He has
provided for us).
You must be born again – John 3:3-7 (AMPC).
There is salvation in and through no one else but Jesus – Acts 4:12 (AMPC).
The god of this world is blinding the minds of the unbelievers, so that they don’t see the Gospel
in the face of the Lord Jesus Christ. Satan is a liar and the world system lies to deceive you and
trap you and hook you and bait you and then to ultimately destroy you, but Jesus came so that
you can be made safe and sound.
Man’s crown is a symbol of authority, of victory. That’s your crowning glory, that you can walk in
salvation, in victory, in dominion – Jesus is the only one that ever died and was raised from the
dead, and lives now, seated at the right hand of God, the Father. God had a master plan when
you were born-again. God’s original plan and intent for you is to walk and rule and reign as a king
in this life.
There is a rising, there is an occupying. The true church of the Lord, Jesus Christ, the sons of God,
disciples are rising in maturity, walking in authority. Jesus is the head of the church; He loves the
church; He died for the church. It’s your responsibility to obey the Word of God and be planted. It
is God’s way, the only way you will grow spiritually is in the church. The highest calling is to be a
son of God – that looks like Jesus, talks like Jesus, walks like Jesus, feels like Jesus, thinks like
Jesus. We’ve been predestined to be moulded and transformed and transfigured into the image
of Christ; to share inwardly His likeness. We all need the messages that the messenger brings. Ask
God to be planted somewhere, where you can grow and develop.
In this house, people are growing very healthily and growing strongly, because they understand
the simplicity of God’s way of being planted and then receiving the message from the messenger
of this house. Many of you have been growing beautifully from that understanding that we keep
our foot in every message that Pastor John brings to us and to stay up to date on the messages.
You were taught and trained that this is your shepherd. God is speaking to him during the week
to come to you on a Sunday and bring you the message from Him. There is no need to be on
“information overload” listening to everything available and being a “jack of all trades, master of
none.” The Lord taught us the simplicity of being planted and listening and growing like a child.
Assembling of the brethren, is an instruction that God gives us. We come together and minister
to Him and have His presence among us and we hear His Word that He specially prepares for us
for each Sunday.
If you’ve never received Jesus, as your Lord and your Saviour, let’s all just pray this prayer.
Jesus, thank You for coming to this earth and dying for me so that I can receive the original
Breath, that God breathed into Adam. I recognise You today Jesus, as Lord. I ask You to come
into my heart, and make everything brand new. I thank You for this, simplicity of this process. I am
now a son of God. I’m going to learn, I’m going to grow, to become a mature son of God. Ruling
and reigning in life, as a king.
READ Psalm 139:1-19; 23-24 from the Passion Translation.