His Grace His Mercy – Ps John Bendixen (WTB)
The church was designed to be the body of Christ and to be together and to fellowship together and let the life of God in each other, touch each other and help us grow together.
What a great moment it is for God to show me that as His child, I can truly rely on, depend on and recognise Him as Lord and Master of my life.
1AND YOU [He made alive], when we were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins. 2In which at one time you walked, habitually. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age]. Following the prince of the power of the air, [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God].
3Among these we as well as you once lived and conducted ourselves in the passions of our flesh, [our behaviour governed by our corrupt and sensual nature]. Obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of the mind [our cravings dictated by our senses and our dark imaginings]. We were then by nature children of [God’s] wrath and heirs of [His] indignation, like the rest of mankind (Ephesians 2:1-3 AMPC).
Sin is always going to attract consequences of death. Always. It must be that the life of God always is my standard. In all of mankind, the life of God is the standard. All of what God created is measured against the standard of God’s life.
4But God so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us. 5Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ. [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him for], it is by grace (His favour and mercy, which you and I did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgement and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) (Ephesians 2:4-5 AMPC).
When I live my life in Christ, I live my life so that judgment does not come to me. If I do not receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of my life, then I live outside of the grace, outside of the mercy. I live as the rest of mankind does live, where there is wrath and indignation from God.
If I sow to the spirit, I will from the spirit, reap life.
God did not bring Coronavirus into the earth. He did not bring it here, COVID-19. The sin factor is what has brought this devastation and destruction upon the earth.
4But God so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us. 5Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ. He made me alive, in fellowship and in union, fellowship and union with Christ. That means I have that intimacy, I have that connectivity, I have that complete ebb and flow; that complete flowing of His life into me and my life that I give, in response to His love, I give back to Him.
My life, given back to Him, places me in a great position to enjoy all the good things that He’s done for me. 5[He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him for], it is by grace (His favour and mercy, which you did not deserve) that you are saved – I am delivered from any kind of judgment eternally, because I received fellowship and union with Christ.
Fellowship in that union with Christ allows me to receive from Him the purposes that He wants for my life. As I give my life to His purpose, then He makes all things come to pass, to fulfill that purpose in my life. Part of that purpose is me able to demonstrate the very life that Christ has given me, demonstrated to Him. Demonstrated to the world and demonstrated to the heavens, to all created beings that watch as I live on the earth.
God gives me purpose. I was born into the earth because God chose me to be born into the earth at the time that I was born into the earth. He didn’t birth me into the earth to follow my own imaginings and my own desires and my own corrupt thinking that is subject to the earth system. I receive Jesus, I receive His life, I live at the expression of Jesus’ life.
I no longer allow the earth and mankind to dictate to me how I must live, but rather the Christ life inside of me will dictate to the earth how I will live.
I have a life force, I have an understanding of what God’s assignment is, what His purposes for my life is – that I, as a body of Christ can pray on behalf of God, things into the earth that He wants to birth. I, as part of a ministry, can walk by faith. I, as a ministry, can show God my love with my tithes and offerings.
I, as a ministry, show God that I will be united as a body, rather than divided as a body, because all of these things reflect Jesus Christ into the earth, when I live this way. My unity and fellowship and my knowledge of God’s purpose and assignment that has called us and binds us together, still binds us together, still holds us together, still is a thing that’s blessing us and continues to bless us and continues to be of significance to all of us even though we are physically separated. We are unified and joined together as a body in Jesus.
Our union with an apostle and a man that God divinely connected to us, Doctor Jerry Savelle has permitted us to receive directly, spiritually input from God’s spirit to his spirit. Dr Jerry has had a word further from God and what God told him is that – do not be concerned about the way the year started, because He is still going to show me Supernatural Increase by the end of the year. He’s going to show me that New Doors and Supernatural Increase is coming to me, regardless of what the circumstances look like. My job is to stay in faith.
I will not quit on my declarations. I will allow the life of Christ, I will allow the very life of Christ and my fellowship and my union with Christ to put me in a place where I am in my union with Him – I keep speaking God’s result. God has got something good for me. God has got increase for me. He’s got Supernatural Increase for me. He’s got a New Door that I walk through. He opens things up for me in ways that I couldn’t see possible. I do not live under that corrupt system of sickness and disease and destruction of finances. I live in a system that is God’s life, God’s union, the fellowship with Him and He will never leave me. He will never forsake me. He makes sure that every one of my needs is taken care of.
One of my strikes for the year is to be well conditioned. As I condition physically, I condition spiritually. I am conditioned, I keep strong. I keep walking in my union and fellowship with Him. I reach out to someone in the church that I haven’t called for a while, and I touch base with them and minister the life of God to them, and I continue to be strong in my union with Him.
I rejoice together. Even though we are not together, I rejoice together and I praise God together. I give thanks to Him, that He is a God that is above every other God. His Name is above every other name. I worship the only true and living God and my faith – I don’t quit on my faith, God’s not going to quit on me. I stay strong in the Word, I stay strong with the power of His Might and His blessing rests upon me from morning to night, and then as I sleep His blessing even rests upon me there – I dream dreams that are God kind of dreams, I see visions that are God kind of visions, and I am obedient to Him and He blesses my life.