13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”[g]
14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
We need to hear preaching in the area of our lives where we are currently struggling. I am in a season of my life where God has me listening to Joseph Prince. He preaches on grace. He talks about ceasing from our own works. I believe everything he is saying. Some of the things he is saying God has showed me years ago and Joseph Prince is the first person I ever heard saying these things. He said that as Christian women we are daughters of Sarah. Sarah was considered a beautiful women even in her extreme old age, so much so that Abraham felt he had to lie to people just so they wouldn't harm him due to his wife's beauty. Well I've believed for many years that I should get more beautiful as a get older and that is what is happening in my life, but Joseph Prince is the first one who ever put words to what I believe in my heart. I don't believe that any of God's people are suppose to be overcome by illness. If you look at the bible, you never hear about any of Jesus's disciples being sick. In the gospels Jesus has never said "no" when someone has come to him for healing. I believe that by His stripes we are healed (period). Do you think Jesus took all that abuse upon his body for nothing. Joseph Prince spoke about the power of speaking. He said that those who are under the law doeth. But those who walk by faith speaketh. He talks about how servants and hired help doeth, but Kings decree (speak). He has made us Kings and priets.
- Revelation 1:6
and has made us kingsand priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
- Revelation 5:10
And have made us kingsand priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.”
Are we living more like "hired hands" or "kings and priests"?
One of the other things Joseph Prince said is that God does not respond to need, he responds to faith.
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;