Walking Together (Part 10) -John Bendixen (JHB)
Marvels, wonders and extraordinary manifestations, maximum harvests: The Word of the Lord for 2019 is: Expect marvels, wonders and extraordinary manifestations of the greatness of God such has never been seen in the earth. Brother Jerry Savelle has been declaring ‘maximum harvest’. Brother Copeland has had a Word from the Lord that 2019 is going to be the year of Abundant Harvest. I’m in agreement with Pastor John and I believe God is going to do wonders and He’s going to show us marvels and wonders. We are going to experience extraordinary manifestations of the greatness of God such as have never been seen on the earth.
Key scriptures: [John 8:12]; [John 8:31]
Body as a living sacrifice: [Romans 12:1] It reasonable for me to present my body as a living sacrifice to God. I was birthed into my body for my spirit man to control what my body does so my body can help me execute God’s assignment through my spirit man. My assignment is expressed through my personality, and my body must do what my assignment and my personality tells it to do. My assignment is not subject to my body. I’m born again and so the life of God guides me to my assignment. My gifting needs to be connected to my assignment so that my body is almost always involved and behaving in such a way that it is disciplined to do what I tell it to do.
Private, personal, public and purposeful God: You are a God that’s very private, very personal, very powerful, very public and also very purposeful. I learn how to go from the revelation of who I am – privately, personally, powerfully, publicly, and purposefully. That’s the whole sequence of the way I’ve got to live.
Receiving and giving out authority [Matthew 10:1, 5 – 15]: There is a component to ‘receiving’ authority and then ‘giving out’ authority. We are the family of God, the body of Christ, there has got to be a head of the body and then God is going to place in the earth – elders, leaders, authority carriers that He ordained. So at the very least, I am an authority carrier of the life of God. If I don’t believe in God’s authority, then I can never actually exercise or give out authority. I have to believe in God’s authority in order to have authority myself. The devil is against this message of authority in the church because if I cannot receive authority as delegated authority, then I am going to question my own authority that I have in God. That is all the devil wants to do. He wants to stop me from exercising my authority on the earth.
Ps John – we are ready to take the invitation: Ps John referring to the story of the rich young ruler – “Just because Jesus issues an invitation doesn’t mean to say everybody is going to take it”. “But this church, I am telling you now, this Church, Heritage of Faith South Africa, because of the legacy and the calling that we have, you are ready to take it. I am boldly declaring that you are ready to stand up and take God at His Word. Become something much greater than you yourself, that we collectively, can stimulate each other and encourage and exhort each other to become something greater. See the extraordinary manifestations of the greatness of our God in such a way as has never been seen before in the earth”.
Greater authority: [Matthew 10:1, 5 – 15] Jesus gave a greater authority and power to His disciples after He died and left them because He gave us the Holy Spirit. “I believe that we will operate at the level of God that we have not yet been able to see before – us together”, Pastor John.
Communion – recognise the elements [1 Corinthians 11:23]: The process is that I recognise the communion elements and I participate in it, I should be in a place of self-examination. If I examine myself, I will place myself in a proper position with God that I will not be judged. I examine and judge myself. I don’t wait for a judgement to come. I do it myself.
Discerning and examining myself properly [1 Corinthians 11:32]: I understand this is a celebration of God’s liberty that I am not condemned with the world. That I am in celebration mode. That I have become something far greater than I could in myself. I recognize and I judge myself that my body is not my own; it is the temple of the Holy Spirit. I judge that my assignment is not something I choose it to be; it’s God’s assignment. I choose it and I say, The Body of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Blood that gives me the power to live in grace is the thing that dominates my life, not me. Wherever I miss it, Father, I examine myself. And I say, Put me in a place where I can live in that kind of place and I will live for You with everything that I’ve got. I receive the power of the Body and the Blood in me right now as I partake of these emblems and I receive the power to live the way You taught me to live. And I will do my job in the Body of Christ. I will let my assignment flow. I will let my gifts and callings be known among the people, so they can taste and see that the Lord is good through me and through the gifts and the assignments that You have placed in me.”
Instruction – Don’t miss church: “Don’t miss church the next couple of weeks”.
Ps John declaring – It is now: “It is now. I make my own examination of myself that my calling must take us there. My legacy must take us there – that these signs and wonders and miracles, they happen now. They happen now in the name of Jesus. Hallelujah”.