#533 - Joseph Prince - Wisdom For Holy Living - Part 4
God told Moses to build a bronze serpent. Bronze means judged, judgment. Bronze serpent and lift it up high, a cross. And everyone who was sick, everyone who was bitten, "whosoever looketh liveth," the Bible says. Whoever looks, God healed. Whoever looks, lived. All those who look at their wound, died. If you look at your sin, you look at your sin and your corruption and all that, you'll die. But if you look at Jesus, he's the answer to your sin. He's the answer to your problem. He's the answer for everything in your life.
God sent his Son, loaded with blessings, full of grace and truth like the Father sent David to meet Goliath. David was a type of Christ. He came with bread. Jesus came from the house of bread, Bethlehem. Came with blessings for his people, and he conquered a greater Goliath for you and I, right? So Jesus came to this earth loaded with blessings for us.
You know that God's best-kept secret that even Solomon did not know? All the prophets and the saints and the righteous men in the Old Testament, never even knew about this secret. God kept it. You know what's the secret? The church.
The calling that God has for you is eternal. It's a calling to make known to the principalities and the powers of the universe. And who makes known the wisdom, the manifold wisdom, of God, the many variegated, you know, wisdom of God, the many rivers of God's wisdom? Who will make known to the principality powers? The church.
God gave you a wife not for you to just pour everything on her. All that's fine, it's all part and parcel, but God gave you a wife for you to love. She's a picture of you, the church, amen? "Husband, love your wife as Christ loved the church". Why did God give you children, babies, why? The reason God made us fathers and mothers is we are being set up to understand the Father's love for us.