【Course】Course 101 - Lesson 3: By Faith From First To Last
101 Course: Lesson List
- 【Course】Course 101 - Lesson 0: From Seeking to Believer
- 【Course】Course 101 - Lesson 1: Life is a Spiritual Matter
- 【Course】Course 101 - Lesson 2: We Need God
- 【Course】Course 101 - Lesson 3: By Faith From First To Last
- 【Course】Course 101 - Lesson 4: Root Cause of All Problems - Knowledge of Good and Evil
- 【Course】Course 101 - Lesson 5: Blessings and Curses
- 【Course】Course 101 - Lesson 6: The Key to Getting Blessings - Becoming An Overcomer
- 【Course】Course 101 - Lesson 7: Winning Spiritual War: Going Up to the Mountain of the Lord
- 【Course】Course 101 - Lesson 8: Building A Glorious Church Is Our Destiny
- 【Course】Course 101 - Lesson 9: Summary
Good evening, good morning everyone. This sermon is for people all around the world. We have gone through two lessons; this is a sermon but also a lesson from our 101 Course. Do you know what is a 101 Course? 101 Course is a series of courses developed for beginnera. All the courses normally start with 101, 201 is for people at intermediate level, 301 and 401 are for people at advanced level. I learned from a famous Pastor in the U.S. who named these courses as 101, 201, 301 and 401, I learned from him and did the same. 101 Course is for someone who wants to understand what Christianity is all about, but I realized the course doesn't fit beginners. So, I have developed the 001 Course or preparatory course which will help a beginner to understand before starting with the 101 Course.
In the last two lessons, we talked about the spiritual world's reality. If you are someone over 30 or 40 years old, you may have some spiritual experiences and you have gone through something that can only be interpreted by the spiritual reality. I can tell you that there is so much evidence showing that the spiritual world is so real, but it is very difficult for us to control as the spiritual power is difficult to master. I would like to add on a little bit from the first lesson and I will talk a little bit more about the second lesson. The second lesson is about we need God and the first lesson is about the reality of the spiritual world.We need God because the spiritual world is so real. Without God, we cannot do anything in the spiritual world.
Years ago, some scientists in China discovered the reality of the spiritual world. Somehow, they could foretell certain things. For example, if you write a number on a piece of paper and wrap it up and put it in a bottle, someone who got a spiritual sense can tell what the number is. It is great because it can be used by the army. So, those scientists formed a team to study about this, and they found this is something not repeatable. Sometimes it will work, and sometimes it may not work, explains that spiritual world is so real but cannot be understood and controlled.
I have seen it with my own eyes. For example, one day I was dealing with a lady who got deep depression. After I cast out the demon, the depression was gone. Before that, she was suffering from insomnia and could not sleep at all for the last two weeks because she was tortured by a demon. After I cast out the demon, she came to my office the next morning, and she told me: "I can guess a number, and I have a sixth sense." So, I wrote a number on my hand and she got it right. I put another number on my hand, and the same thing happened again. I said: "This is so amazing." There is a spirit behind it but not Holy Spirit, just some spirits in the spiritual world. This is not the Holy Spirit because the spirit of God does not do this kind of thing.
I have performed many miracles. Let me tell you, how do I gain access to the power of God? How can I cast out the demons? It is all about gaining the access to the power of Almighty God by faith. I have been involved in many spiritual battles and set a lot of people free. Cast out demons, heal the sick and praise to God: "Oh God, you are so amazing!" The spiritual world is so real and I need God. What kind of faith can gain access to the power of Almighty God? Today, I am talking about my faith from the beginning to the end or by faith from first to last from the Book of Romans, and by faith to gain access to the promise of Almighty God.
In this lesson, I am going to talk about how to gain access to the power of Almighty God and how to gain access to the promise of Almighty God. If you cannot gain access to the power of God, then what do we do about it? If we don't have the answer, then we got a big problem because we do not know how to operate. We need to know how to operate and make it practically feasible. In the third lesson, you can see how I structured 101 Course, the first lesson is about the reality of the spiritual world and the 2nd lesson is about we need God. The third lesson is about how to gain access to the promise and the power of Almighty God by faith. Without a doubt, we need God because devils are invisible.
Today, science has gone into the invisible world. Quantum, particles, molecules and atoms, all these things are invisible. If you were to divide all these particles into the smallest particles, it will be divided endlessly. One day, Chairman Mao met a great scientist who was a Nobel prize winner in physics. They were talking about all these particles. A question was raised by Chairman Mao: "Is there any smaller particle of an atom?" And the scientist said: "We do not know yet." Chairman Mao was a philosopher, and a philosopher is different than a scientist. A scientist is someone who studies something from the experiment, but a philosopher is someone who does research in analogy reasoning. Chairman Mao said: "You can divide infinitely." But even today we are not able to prove it yet. There is one thing for sure if we go into the details at this level, it becomes a spirit.
Let me tell you my speculation: the spirit is the power. In the last two lessons, we have talked about we need God. God is the superpower and the power of God has surpassed the energy of the whole universe. With that level of energy, we can do all kinds of mighty things. That's why we learn about the spiritual world and we need God. Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Are you with me? It is very difficult to go through the physics or science approach, but if we go through the spiritual approach today, it will be repeatable. Anything not repeatable means we did not find the inner nature of things, which means we have not yet fully understood them.
Learning approach as an example, recently I have been working very hard to teach people how to learn and I have discovered one thing. Brothers and sisters, I have good news to tell you, I have a conclusion after my study and research, : "Your brain has no problems; the only problem is your wrong learning approach." We need to embrace the new learning approach, I have tried it again and again, and it works. I am getting to know the inner nature of learning. If I put this learning approach into a mathematical model and build artificial intelligence, that is doing something God was doing. God created human beings and we create artificial intelligence in a similar approach.
What I am saying is that we need to get the inner nature of things, the good news is that the Bible has revealed how to gain the access to the power of God. The Bible has taught us how to do it, but a lot of times people just don't believe it. When I read the Bible, anyone who came to Jesus, all of them were healed. Many people think they cannot do the same as what Jesus had done, but this has been written in the Bible. I said: "Oh God, I also want to do what you have done." And God said to me: "You need to have the faith." I was wondering: "What kind of faith?" So, I searched around and found the answer. Today, I am going to share with you what kind of faith works. I have encountered many challenges, when I place my hand on other people and pray for them, only 10% of them were healed, and the other 90% did not get healed at all. And I declared: "By faith, 100% should be healed."
A couple of months later, it has grown up to 20% and then 50%. I declared: "Oh, by faith! 100% should be healed." Do you know what happened? After a couple of months, 80% of people were healed. I said: "Great! I am getting the answer now." So, I encourage all of you to embrace the kind of faith described in the Bible. But many people just said: "Can you make a living with faith? I don't have time to do Bible Study, and I don't have time to pray at all." Faith is much better than the food and the medicine. The injection can cost you a hundred dollars, or ten thousand dollars or even ten thousand dollars.
By faith is free of charge.How nice it is to gain the power and glory of Almighty God! If you can gain access to the power of God, your learning capability will grow, your financial situation will be improved, and your physical health will be in good condition. Do you want to be someone who can gain access to the power of Almighty God? Yes, I have that faith! When I get to know the spiritual world, I said to myself: "This is a great treasure!" People said: "Are you Alibaba?" I said: "No! it is much better than Alibaba. This is Jesus! This is the son of Almighty God who was crucified on the cross and died for us. He redeemd us so we can gain access to the promise of Almighty God. I got to know this from the first time when I was baptized in the name of Jesus. And I know this is a great treasure, I searched high and low for God every single day, every month and every year, it has been over 30 years and I realized I grew a lot by faith.
You know, 12 years ago, my father suffered from a lung infection. At that time, I was not able to help him at all, because I had very little power. Yes, I could gain access to the power of the Almighty God, but the level was so elementary. Any skill set. Yes, you can practice a martial art, if you do the elementary level, can you participate in the UFC? No, you surely will be KO'ed, within seconds. Only when you ascend to the higher level, and you grow, you can gain access to growing faith. That is my lesson today: By faith, from first to last. By faith, from the beginning to the end. If this year, my father was suffering from a lung infection, it would be a small case. This morning when we were gathering this young kid was suffering from a sort of infection and high fever. The father, I told him to lay hands on the kid and pray with me, and after a short, while he started sweating and the fever came down. So frankly speaking, the demon is so tiny. It is defeated by me again and again. After 20 min, I am still in an introduction. That is point number 1.
So now, point 2, How to gain access to the power of God? In Luke chapter 8, there is a woman. If you study the Bible, the woman had been suffering from bleeding, for 12 years for 12 years. Non-stop bleeding for 12 years. Wow, that is terrible. And she spent all she had but no one could heal her. She heard of Jesus Christ passing by her house. She made a good decision, "I shall touch him." So she wrapped her arms and hid in the crowd and somehow got nearer and nearer to Jesus Christ, and she touched his cloak. The moment she touched it, the power of the Almighty God was unlimited and released out of Jesus Christ. It is just like a wire, you plug it into a socket and the power flowed out of the wall, like electricity flowing out, and you have a wire and a lightbulb to receive it. And the power was released, without control, and someone got healed. By what? By faith. This is amazing, without agreement with Jesus Christ. The moment you have faith, the power will flow onto you. Amazing! You don't need an agreement from God. God is designed in such a way that the power of the Almighty God will flow to you the moment you plug in the wire. The wire of faith. This is amazing and so easy. And I tried, and it worked by faith.
And Jesus turned around and said, "Who touched me, I felt the power go out from me." Jesus knew the power went out of him. And this woman could not hide anymore, so she came trembling and fell at Jesus' feet. In the presence of all the people, she told everyone how she had been instantly healed! Amazing. Every time I read this, I feel excited. Without agreement from Jesus, your faith has healed you. Go in peace! It was not Jesus' power that healed her, but the faith that had healed her. This is the faith that I am talking about. The woman had faith, and in her mind, she thought if she touched the cloak, she would be healed. That is amazing.
I want to share some stories so you can have a better idea of how it works. Every time I like to get people to have faith. Every time I talk to people, I talk to them in a kind of language and tone to get them to build their faith. When the people came to me, she got a headache, that is a small case! Do you know what I am doing? I am not boasting about myself, and I am trying so hard so that the person will have faith. The problem is this: I ask them to have faith in Jesus Christ, that is one thing. The problem is they have faith, but when they show me, they get discouraged and the faith is gone and they would not get healed at all. Every time I share with people in this tone, every time I say eye-related problems I say, healed, is that so? It is so, but sometimes it is not so. But I purposely speak in this way so that the person will build up their faith. "Oh, that is a small case." Every time I pray for muscle pain, joint pain, pray for the leg, spine, etc, they all get healed. The person's faith instantly increased to a higher level. Then when I pray, I save a lot of time. I try it.
That is why the doctrine of MingDing, the doctrine that I founded, has these small tips. These tips are what people criticize me for, "You cannot take a share of the glory of Jesus Christ, you cannot steal the glory". No no no, I pray in Jesus' name, cmon. By the name of Jesus Christ, the person will get healed. But I know the secret, how to gain access to the power of the Almighty God. Some people pretend to be humble but no one is getting healed. That kind of pretend is no use, it is not called "humble." I am humbler than those because I know I cannot do this, but God can do it. That is why I am preaching about gaining access to the power of the glory of the Almighty God. And the glory of Jesus Christ is mine, and mine is Jesus Christ's. It belongs to Jesus Christ, that is my understanding.
Then my understanding is Jesus Christ and I are one. You know, I do not want to be the person suffering from bleeding. You know, I'm a man, I don't have a bleeding problem, right? Even if I was a woman. I also do not want to be bleeding. The bleeding and touch of Jesus Christ can gain access, but not something great. I want to be the person, someone who can be touched like Jesus Christ. How come you can do this?
They think, who are these guys? You might be insane! How can you do this? Let me tell you, it is the heart's desire of our Lord Jesus Christ. Are you with me? Do you understand the heart's desire of our Lord Jesus Christ? Our God has a great desire for all of us to be like Jesus Christ. Someone touched you and someone healed. Wow! How many Jesus Christs, only one? No. I'm a smaller Jesus Christ, OK? OK, well, what is the problem? I follow the example of Jesus Christ. Do you know what the Bible says? Whatever Jesus has done you should do it. Do you want to do that?
I do not want to be the bleeding woman. I also do not want to be the bleeding man. I also do not want to be someone who suffers from cancer. I do not want to be someone who suffers from all these kinds of pain. I also do not want to be the person suffering from blindness. I want to be the person like Jesus Christ and someone touches me, and someone instantly gets healed. Can that be done? Yes, it is biblical. Come on, this is biblical. Do you want to be like Jesus Christ? Do you want to do what Jesus Christ has done? Yes, of course, it is much better than the bleeding woman. I'm looking at this story from the other side.
I'm looking at the story from the other side. Let me tell you, this woman's faith is at a beginner level of faith. She is at the beginner level of faith. You know, what is one level of faith, like Jesus Christ? Are you thinking that way? You'd better think that way. You'd better start from suffering from a bleeding problem to this kind of sickness and that kind of sickness. You want to be healed, that's alright. But when you get healed you need to move on from elementary faith to the advanced level of the faith. And what is the advanced level of faith? To do what Jesus Christ has done.
Are you with me? To do what Jesus Christ has done. You know, when I accepted Christ, the testimony I gave is the "God, give me a job". An elementary requirement? Yeah, this is a very fundamental need, to survive, that's all. Do you know what happened? You know what happened after I felt like I got a treasure. I want to be someone like Jesus Christ, but after 30 years I look like one. Now I have done a lot of things as Jesus Christ has done, and many times people, through me get instantly healed. Today, maybe not all get instantly healed, but in the future, some years later, you will see that will happen because I have faith. I have faith.
Do you know what the Bible says about the advanced level of faith. All these signs will accompany those who believe. In my name, they will drive out demons, and they will speak in new tongues, and they will pick up snakes with their hands, and when they drink deadly poison it will not hurt them at all, and they will place their hands on the sick people and they will get well. Are you with me? This is exactly what Jesus has done. Did they do exactly what you and I as Christians should do? We need to move from the elementary faith to the advanced level of faith. Am I making sense? I'm making sense, right?
So you and I are not supposed to be a bleeding women. And I touched Jesus Christ. But today Jesus Christ is not on the ground, not on the earth, and he disappeared. How nice. If I lived 2000 years ago, how nice could it be, if I can touch it? What? Today, can you and I do what Jesus had done? You and I are supposed to do wonders, supposed to do greater things than Jesus Christ! Because today our Lord Jesus Christ already ascended to heaven and is with us. He is with us and through us will do the same thing as Jesus Christ had done.
We've got to give a clap to our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord Jesus Christ does not want to hold this patent, preventing us to copy from it. Jesus Christ wants us to copy him. Copy him as much as you can, and it is even free of charge. Come on, if you and I can do these wonders if you are a teenager, and you start to learn, you have this kind of thinking and the pursuit of this kind of faith. Wonders more than me right? I only accepted Christ in my late 20s and I only gained access to this power in my late 50s. If you can access this power by listening to what I preach, you will benefit so much more than I do.
So that day, before the woman touched Jesus Christ, a person came to Jesus and said, "My daughter is dying, can you come to my house?" And Jesus said, "Oh yeah, I'm going to your house", and halfway he was touched by this bleeding woman. And after this, they continued to move on to their house and someone came to Jesus saying, "Oh Jesus, you don't have to come anymore." Then Jesus asked what happened; the girl had already died, a 12-year-old girl. Before Jesus Christ arrived. "You know what Jesus had done? Don't worry, believe, don't be afraid, just believe, just believe. She is already dead, what healing are you talking about?" Come on my friends, brother and sisters, you hear what Jesus said. This one already passed away, already know more breath, after 5 minutes, in the brain there is no more oxygen, she is dead. Medical says that, but miracles don't think that. By the power of Jesus Christ, the dead are raised. Are you with me? The dead came back to life. The dead can come back to life. Jesus performed so many miracles that the person who passed away four days came back to life. The person who passed away a couple of minutes will come back to life.
Whether the person passed away a couple of minutes ago and came back to life or passed away a couple of hours and came back to life, it makes no difference. Come on! The power of Jesus Christ, the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ will come upon us, and that kind of faith.
With Jesus in our life, the person came back to life. He held the girl's hand, and she stood up and began to walk around. Then the girl can eat some food! The parents were so astonished, but Jesus ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened. I'm not going to explain that. We shall look at it from the other point of view. We shall not look at the daughter who died and finally returned to life. We shall look at the power of Jesus Christ shall come upon us. We shall do what Jesus had done. Are you with me? In this lesson, I am going to tell you about the faith, the faith of the ancient people, the faith of Abraham, the faith of Isaac, the faith of Jacob, the faith of Joseph and the faith of Daniel, the faith of Samuel, the faith of David, and the faith of Moses. Do you know what we hope for? They have gone through all this, and we have seen all this, and we have read all this. What are we supposed to do? Ohh yes! The spiritual world is so real, and eternal life is so real. The length of our days is seventy years or eighty, which is so short and so meaningless.
We should shift our paradigm. Our paradigm shall be shifted. We shall not live on this life anymore. We shall live for eternal life! So what kind of faith can gain access to the power of Almighty God to the advanced level. Do what Jesus did by the faith of the ancient people. Let me share it with you. If your dream is still in this world, you cannot gain access to the power of God. You can touch Jesus Christ, and after touching Jesus Christ, you get instantly healed, but what are you getting to know the truth? Are you getting to see the reality of the spiritual world? Do you want to shift your paradigm? Do you want to change your mind, and do you want to change your hope from this life to eternal life?
I'm telling you that I'm not looking from the bleeding woman's point of view or focusing on the girl who passed away and came back to life. I'm not looking from that point of view. I'm looking at the heart desire of our Lord Jesus Christ. The heart desire of our Lord Jesus Christ is that we shall be like him. We shall be the one who is to be touched. We shall be the one who releases the power of Jesus Christ. We shall be the one who brings healing to the people. We should be the one who lays hands on the sick, and the sick are healed. We shall be the one who casts out the demons. We shall be the one who can hold the snake. We shall be the one who no poison can hurt. Are you with me? Which one do you want? This is a big question. Which one do you want? You think I'm so young, and I do not know what I want. OK. One day you will know what you want. You got to know which is better, right? Of course, we want to be the one like Jesus Christ, or someone who is like Jesus Christ and they are much better than the bleeding woman. To be like Jesus, we can get access to the power of God and to the power of God. To be like that bleeding woman and to be like Jesus are two different levels. Do you want the low level or the advanced level? We shall choose the advanced level of faith.
I have seen so much. After seeing so much, I encourage our young kids and our adults, brothers and sisters, listen to what I share in this lesson. This lesson is not talking about the bleeding woman. It's talking about the one she touched. Are you with me? If she touched an elephant, she would not get healed; if she touched a tree, she would not get healed; if she touched a donkey, she would not get healed. She touched Jesus Christ and she got healed! This is the time and this is the age we need someone like Jesus Christ and this is also the heart desire of Lord Jesus Christ.
Are you willing to lay your life for Jesus Christ? Are you willing to do what Abraham had done? Are you willing to do what Jacob had done? Are you willing to do what Joseph had done, which is more amazing, right? Don't look at such a low level. Look at the advanced level climbing up the mountain, knowing the truth and start to have faith. The faith is based on a hope for a better city or a better hometown, which is not for this life but for eternal life and lasts forever, and which is built and designed, and architected and built by God.
This life is only a demo, only a demonstration. The bleeding woman got healed, Oh, what an amazing miracle. No no no! After watching this, what do you want to see? You are supposed to see you the better hope, the better faith, looking forward to the eternal and that's why we call the Doctrine of Mingding. What we live for is in Jesus Christ. I no longer have faith to be a wealthy person on this earth; I no longer have the hope to be someone who is very famous on the earth. I don't longer have the home on the earth. I want to have a hope, a hope for eternal life, a hope to be like Jesus Christ, and to be like someone like Jesus Christ, and I want to be the blessings for many people.
If you read Genesis chapter 12, Abraham has been hoping for days. That's why at the age of 70 plus, God spoke to him. God spoke to Abraham because Abraham was searching for the meaning of life. You and I got to search for the meaning of life. The meaning of life is no longer live and live and live and pass away and sometimes suffer from cancer, from this sickness, from that diseases and then pass away. No! They're no fun at all. There's no point at all. Yeah, so I'm looking for something which can let me gain access to the power of Almighty God on the earth and to bring blessing to many people. So we are willing to pay a price, and we are looking forward to the city with the foundation whose architect and builder is God. By faith we are longing for a better country, a heavenly one, for God is not ashamed to be called that God. Have you heard of what I'm saying if you are looking at this life, yes, you can get healed. What will God feel? He will be ashamed to become your God. Then how can God share his power with you, right? We are running for a better country, a heavenly one, it's just why our Lord Jesus Christ has stepped up on the cross. Our Lord Jesus Christ opened the gate, opened the way of truth, opened the way of life, and we are supposed to follow. So in this life we got to do what he had done and our life is going to be very colorful and very exciting. This kind of faith will take away all the dreams in the world. Let us have a better dream in the spiritual world, have a better dream in God, which is in line with God. God wants us to be someone who who can think like him and see things from his perspective. Are you with me?
The world is not worhty. The world is not worthy of for us at all. What can we do with this world? This world is going to be destroyed by the power of God. God has planned to destroy all these things and is going to rebuild a new one. Are you having a portion of the new one which God will build? And this is the faith which was mentioned in Hebrew.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. (Hebrews 11:1)
By faith, these ancient people had done amazing things. So the world is not worthy of them. The world is not worthy of us. We would rather pay a heavy price and any price we are willing to pay because it's going to be a great treasure. And we are going to be commended for our faith. Our God has planned a better thing for us. That's amazing. Following this way, we could learn from Abraham, from Isaac, from Jacob, from Joseph, from Samuel and from Moses, from David and from Daniel. We can learn from all these Asian people. We're going to learn it from Jesus Christ happily, happily walking along the path of life, happily walking along the path opened by our Lord Jesus Christ. How amazing it is ! And you will be someone like Jesus Christ and someone lays hands on the sick and the sick person get healed. And you can cast out demons in the in the the spiritual world, you can command and control all the demons. All the spiritual beings, even the angels are listening to what we tell them to do because you and I carry the power given by our Lord Jesus Christ. The power that the authority of the heaven and the earth was given to our Lord Jesus Christ and our Lord Jesus Christ has given all these to us. And we are following the instruction of Jesus Christ building his church, the church with his presence on the earth and this is what we live for ,why we are coming to this earth and talking about gaining access to the promise of Almitghty God , the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ will come upon us. And this power which has been given to us by the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. How worthy it is! Are you encouraged to lay your life for Jesus Christ? Are you encouraged by what I said, to have the faith of Jesus Chris, the faith of apostle Paul? God's power will flow through us.
And God will not be ashamed to be called our God. I will end over here. Hope I have made it clear. May the Lord bless you, Amen.
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