Abundant Harvest: If You Only Knew – John Bendixen (JHB)
Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 12:1-7 (NLT); John 4:9; John 4:10; 1 Thessalonians 5
The fear of God: I pray that the fear of God will continue to be stirred up in me because that is the beginning of wisdom as Your Word says. If I walk my life according to wisdom, then wisdom will give back to me all of the things that You have destined me to have, to hold and to walk into in life. I thank You for that Father. I pray that I will welcome the fear of God in my life.
Boast in weaknesses: (2 Corinthians 12:1-7, NLT). “He wanted to talk about his human weaknesses. Because in his weaknesses, he would give glory to God for getting him to where he was, if he boasted about the experiences and revelations that he had, he would be drawing attention to something other than the fact that it was by God’s grace that he was where he was”.
Lord corrected Pastor John 1: “I’ve always wanted to be sure that if I’m doing something I’m confident in my spirit that this is what God wants. So, there is a part of me that has been cautious in my life to say I’m speaking for God. On the other hand, there has been a part of me that has prevented myself from being more aggressive, more bold in the way that I speak about the realm of the Spirit and the things of the Spirit and my actions in the Spirit because I didn’t want to be associated, and I still don’t want to be associated with all the flaky, outrageous things that are happening in the Name of Jesus and in the Name of God all over the Church in the world”. “I’m correcting myself in front of you that the Lord said to me, “I don’t want you to stand in front of the people and use that as an excuse anymore. If I tell you to say something and do something, then I want you to do it”.
Harvest for Pastor John: Pastor John has been having open visions – “this forest got thicker and thicker, all these trees began to bear fruit of light until this whole forest surrounded me”. “I became aware that there are harvests that God is having me walk into. And this is what the Lord said to me, He said, “John, for years and years since you were a little boy, you have been in My house,” And He said, “All these years you have been sending words of light and now the forest is thick in front of you and all those trees are bearing fruit of light in your life right now.”
Lord corrected Pastor John 2: “There is a further correction that I need to bring to us and that correction is that: it is my request that I no longer be referred to as the ‘man of God’. I do not see a scriptural reference for that anywhere in the Bible. I prefer it if you give me a biblical title when you refer to me” – Pastor John, Brother John, Apostle. “So as a pastor, as a shepherd, as a spiritual leader, if my word that God gives me has a message to bring to you, is considerate enough and accurate enough in the Word of God for you to live by it, then I don’t need to have a title called the ‘man of God’. “I’m asking you – don’t do it to me, please. Okay? I want to be accurate according to the Word of God”
Execution: Executing is the wisdom of God. Executing is where everything can actually live and die by the way I execute. So, it’s not just hearing what God wants, but it’s hearing what God wants and then executing it properly.
Changes happening in the ministry: “So, there will be some changes happening in the ministry. We will never be a ministry that is geared towards TV but there are some changes we must make so we can be on TV. So we start first Sunday in August”.
The Samaritan woman: John 4:9 – 10 (NKJV). Knowing is to have an experience of what state or a condition is. “I believe that you will know, you will know”. I will know.
Living life for yourself vs Living water: “But I’ve felt like that you can drink and you can drink and you can drink and you just don’t feel like you’re drinking enough, because you’re still always thirsty”. That is what it is like if I’m living life for myself. If I’m living life in this natural world, I can’t do enough to satisfy myself, there is always something that is scratching me, an itch to scratch, there is never enough. What God wants me to do is, He wants me to live where I live with a living water that is flowing through me constantly and continuously and that thirst is something that is immediately satisfied. When I have that experience and that continuous walk with God, He satisfies my soul. He satisfies me. John 4:13
Watchful, alert and sober: 1 Thessalonians chapter 5:1 – 4 (KJV). If we are sons of God, He is going to tell us way ahead of time – so no thief is going to catch me, and he is not going to behave like a thief. “Peace and safety, then sudden destruction” – this is not me. I watch, I am alert and sober because there is a time coming when what I do is going to come to pass. If I’m giving myself over to myself all the time, then I think I’m getting away with it, but the time comes, when before I know it, the consequences of what my actions are, are going to come upon me like a thief in the night. If I’m living as a son of the light and walk in the day of everything that is God, then I can live with confidence and boldly as a son of the light. I must be living with soberness, alertness, watchful and awake because that’s what sons of light do. I don’t allow things to creep up on me, that the enemy wants to destroy me.
As a ministry – walking as a son of light: “As a ministry, I am walking as a son of light, we are walking as a people of light and we are being watchful and we are making sure that the water we drink from, is the water of living water, and that our ministry continues to be strong because we drink from the living water. We’re not a ministry that has to keep asking for water because we’re constantly thirsty because we’re always living in a realm that has to push for the next thing, and next thing, and the next newest thing and the next newest thing in order to keep ourselves going forward. But we are a strong, steady, alert, sober people that are in the Word of God, in the Living Water of God, we are living as people that ready to go forward with God”.
TV Ministry Surge: “When you get into the website, you will find that, at the moment, it’s primarily just giving you information about it, because we are having to fund it”. “How fast I can get it done, depends on how many resources we require to get it done. And so since we’re aiming to get ourselves on TV by August, we have to get this done by August”. “In order to do that, it’s going to take R70 000-R100 000, just to do the web development. But you know, this is just a wonderful opportunity for us.”
This is God’s moment for us: “If you’ve got a million extra, you can write the cheque out, I’ll receive it. It will go to assignment. I want you to know this. I believe I have all the confidence in God, that this is His moment for us. And we’re walking into this with everything that God’s going to provide for us”. (HOFMI.net – Please, go visit the site. Have a look around; you’ll see it is very interactive).