I Will Take The Children Part 2 – Ps Sharon Bendixen (JHB)
Your Word today: Not a trace of familiarity in us is found, Lord. Our spirit speaks to You to prepare for Your Word. I receive Your words today Father with faith, in Jesus’ Name. Your anointing is here on Your Word today to remove burdens and destroy yokes of bondage of ways of thinking, of ways of doing things Father, because supernatural increase is on Your mind for us Father and an abundance of blessing Lord.
Pastor Sharon said, “Lord, these messages You are giving me now, they are of such a kind and such a nature, they are of such an anointing and such a specificity for our assignment right now for the supernatural increase You are wanting to bring.” I am in fear and trembling before the Lord. Once upon a time I said to the Lord, “What about those people, they didn’t come and they didn’t hear.” He said, “But yeah, they were supposed to. They are planted here. They’ve been taught to be in the messages. And so that is their responsibility before Me so if they didn’t hear, they should have and they should be.” So that is my liberty, that is my freedom from that burden or any potential sorrow that that might want to bring me of people that should be here listening, we’ve been taught well.
New mantle: “I am on assignment by God, I have a new mantle that God has given me, an added calling that is part of legacy transfer and Pastor John acknowledges it and he witnesses with it. I check everything with him now because through the new open door there is so much that is brand new. Jesus is making all things new as He says in His Word”.
The Word judges what your heart chooses: It is your heart that truly chooses to walk into the fullness of the messages that God brings. It’s only God that sees that. It is not up to Pastor John and I to judge that at all. God’s secret weapon of love comes anyway because God the Father has passed all judgement into the hands of the Son. The Son Himself says, “It is the very Word that I bring you that will judge you.” “They say our wives and our little ones will be a prey, it’s better for us to go to Egypt” and God at this time is saying, 28 …As truly as I live, says the Lord, you’ve spoken into my ears… 29 Your carcasses will fall and all that are numbered among you, according to your whole number from 20 years old and upwards which have murmured against me. 30 Doubtless you shall not go into the land concerning which I swore to make you dwell therein… 31 but your little ones which you said should be prey, I’ll take the children, I will bring them in and they shall know the land which you have despised. (Numbers 14:28-31 KJV)
Witnesses – God is pleading: I have the witness of Pastor John, Pastor Christi and Pastor Garth that this is the Spirit of God upon me to bring these messages at this time. I bring it with great love from the heart of the Father. God is pleading with us.
God will note our response: My prayer is that all the places of my heart that I’ve pitched towards Sodom dematerialises through the power of the Word that Pastor Sharon brings. God will note your response after these set of messages whether you will listen to them or whether you will have a response to them, He will note it because He has sent me on assignment. It will go on record between God and you. Father, the words, the blood of Jesus, the Word surrounds me, so every part of me that loves the world and is pitched towards Sodom leaves, helping me to let Jesus pitch His tent and tabernacle in me completely. I thank You, Father, for this Word, like fire, in me and among us, in Jesus’ name. May it burn and do what it is supposed to in the little ones and in all of us, amen.
Defining moment: Brother Jerry said this, “I heard the Spirit say, this is another defining moment in our lives with what we are going through right now. Everything you are doing and saying right now is determining your entire future, every conversation you are having in your home as husbands and wives, with your children, right now, is determining your whole future. Every conversation you are not having with God is determining your future. I sensed in my spirit that this is a Word for the body of Christ. This is a defining moment in your life. It is a defining moment in my life” Brother Jerry’s definition: It’s like a fork in the road, it’s like coming to a place in your life where you have to make a decision and God has brought you all to this place. You might not want to be in it, but you are in a place where God has brought you to a defining moment. You can’t say, “It is not for me.” It is for you! 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. (Proverbs 3:7 NKJV) I depart from the twisted ways where I think I’m wise in my own eyes.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he that hearkens not unto counsel is wise (Proverbs 12:15 KJV). 2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart). (Proverbs 16:2 AMPC) 10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born again]. I will tell you why you are born again. The scripture is very clear, born again to do those good works which God predestined for you, (planned beforehand) for you, [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time] (Ephesians 2:10 AMPC) That’s why I’m born again so that I can walk in the paths that God has predestined for me, planned beforehand for me particularly and specifically. 25 There is a way that seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death. (Proverbs 16:25 AMPC). Defining moments in Lot’s life shaped him and his family and caused them to become. Remember Lot’s wife! 33 Whoever tries to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve and make it alive. (Luke 17:32-33 AMPC). Defining moments In Joseph’s brothers’ lives when they decided to sell him out. Abraham, when he obeyed God. Elisha when he had the law of recognition at work when Elijah came to throw a coat on him. Defining moments shape you and cause you to become the person you eventually will become. You can be the person He sees and knows you can become or you can choose to become what your parents choose for you to become or what the world system has imprinted on you that, “you can become anything you want to be”. Brother Jerry said: A moment in time that defines something, a person’s success or a person’s failure. A point at which the essential nature or character of a person or a group of people is revealed and identified.
Pastor John has become by seeking God’s plan: Pastor John has become as a result of his choices. He has become a person of legacy transfer, he’s become a person of devotion and love and irrational honour for fathers. He became that by seeking God’s plan.
Determine your future – go for gold: Brother Jerry went onto say, “This is a defining moment that shapes you and causes you to become. The conversations you are having with yourself, with your husbands, with the world, with your children in your homes, with friends should be Holy conversations – we should do the will of the Father. We will not initiate our own direction. What you say and what you do right now throughout the remainder of the year will determine your future and what you become. 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also [utensils] of wood and earthenware, and some for honorable and noble [use] and some for menial and ignoble [use]. (2 Timothy 2:20 AMPC). You can choose the silver, you can choose the wood but God is bringing you gold; ability to be able to go for gold here today in your life.
John the Baptist: What will your children be? 60 But his mother answered, Not so! But he shall be called John. 61 And they said to her, None of your relatives is called by that name. (Luke 1:60-66) Tradition and culture. She had an honour and reverence in her heart for the plan of God for her child. God had to make the father dumb-you can’t speak because you’re going to affect this child’s destiny with your unbelief. 62 And they inquired with signs to his father [as to] what he wanted to have him called. 63 Then Zachariah asked for a writing tablet and wrote, His name is John. And they were all astonished. 64 And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak, blessing and praising and thanking God. 66 And all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, Whatever will this little boy be then? (Luke 1:60-66 AMPC). Whatever will this little boy be then?
Fear God – behave like Abraham: God is here through this message to put a reverential fear of Him in your hearts as parents. He wants to bring supernatural increase and it is dependent on how and if you behave like Abraham. God chose Abraham because he knew he would command his sons after Him and teach them to fear Him. That part of Abraham’s blessing is ours. If you’ve got grown-up kids and they have gone astray, it should be your primary prayer focus before God to give God no rest until they are fully restored. Like Pastor Sharon, God requires it of me, “Now you stand for restoration. I require it of you if you want Abraham’s blessing. I require it of you if you want prophecies to come true in your life. I require it of you to stand for My plan and My purpose and My restoration in your children’s lives.” Abraham sacrificed and dedicated his only son completely to God without fear, with faith.
Parents need to dedicate their children to God: The Lord showed me that about parents and children that when this baby is born, they should have an awe with Him and say, “Whatever will this child be? I dedicate him to Thee. I’ll not touch what I think they should be with my strong soul and my worldly ways! What will become of this child? Clearly God has a hand in this”.66 What will this child turn out to be? For the hand of the Lord is certainly with him. (Luke 1:66 NASB). I will tell you that from the moment your child was born, God sent that spirit into your womb, into the womb of your wife for His purposes, not for yours. Not for your vicarious living. Not for your realm of reason and relevance and reality but for revelation to come to you so that redemption can come and revolution and that child can be used to revolutionise for Him – bring a revolution in the earth for Him.15 And as they brought unto Him also infants, that He would touch them but when His disciples saw it they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them unto Him and said let the little children come to Me, and forbid them not. (Luke 18:15-16 KJV) That’s a Word for parents; forbid them not to come unto Me. And then Jesus says, 1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! 2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. (Luke 17:1-2 KJV)
This is a Word to parents from Jesus. Woe unto him who brings an offense to God because of what you’re bringing to your children, because your children belong to Him. Their spirit comes from Him. For those with older children – there is nothing that God cannot do for a mother that prays and a father’s heart that says to restore everything. I have taken Him at His Word; as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. I remember at one stage I said, “Lord, even if I see no change, I will pray till my last breath and I will trust Your Word. All these many promises that You have given in Your Word to me for my children, I will speak, declare and pray them, Lord.” It’s a requirement of God so His blessing can come.
Don’t be a snare God says today that there have been parents in His Body that have been a snare to their children. Definition: A snare is to cause a misstep, to trip, to slip up, to blunder and a mishap. The Bible commentary says; among men, those who rear or bring up the royal children, are allowed free entrance with their charge and a degree of familiarity, even the highest state ministers dare not assume. The Lord means this in virtue or of who He has given charge of his born ones into the earth. You should be rearing them like royal children.
Legacy transfer: And He’s cleaning this lineage here because legacy transfer is what He wants to give. You see Pastor John is pressing for legacy transfer and so am I. So God is honour bound to see to it that you get every message you need for you to be part of it. You’ll see next time I come, how completely we can have legacy transfer in this place. It’s part of our legacy transfer is following God’s plan and only God’s plan for our life. It’s transfer from Kenneth Hagin to us. We can’t be selective in what we want transferred. We can’t be selective in what blessing and how we get the blessing. And the blessing of Abraham comes because God chose Abraham because He knew he would command his children after God, teaching to fear Him and Him alone.
When fathers or mothers don’t circumcise their children: There is a circumcision of the heart as new creatures in Christ Jesus.24 On the way to Egypt, Moses, at a place where Moses and his family had stopped for the night, the Lord confronted him and was about to kill him. 25 But Moses’ wife, Zipporah, took a flint knife and circumcised her son. She touched his feet with the foreskin and said, “Now you are a bridegroom of blood to me.” 26 (… she was referring to the circumcision.), After that the Lord left him alone. (Exodus 4:24-26 NLT). The Bible commentary says this; the meaning is that led during his illness to a strict self-examination, Moses was deeply pained and grieved at the thought of having to please his wife. To dishonour that sign and the seal of the covenant, was criminal in any Hebrew, particularly so in one so destined to be a deliverer. It seems that he felt his sickness as a merited chastisement, for the sinful omission (those things you don’t do). Concerned for her husband’s safety, Zipporah overcomes her maternal feelings of aversion to the painful right, performs herself by means of one of the sharp flints, with which that part of the desert abounds, an operation which her husband on whom the duty evolved but was unable to do. In the case of children the punishment fell upon the parents, and first of all upon the father who had neglected to keep the commandment of God.
A parent’s responsibility – to put the fear of the Lord into their children: It is your responsibility, father and mother, to put the fear of the Lord into your children. To teach your children to follow the commandment of God and Him alone. I will tell you that there were times, with our own sons, when Pastor John and I were in that place, and we knew we had to put the sword through right now, we had to put the sword of God’s truth, we have got to run it through them right now. Otherwise, we will be like Eli and we will all just die, not physical death. No plans of God being fulfilled, no promised land, might as well die and go to heaven. If all you want to do is just live on earth like everybody else does in that time.
Good news & Praying for the children: Isn’t this good news today? It doesn’t matter where you are as a parent today. I’m coming to you children of Heritage of Faith. I’m praying for you, children of My people. I’m praying for you. “How are you praying for me, Pastor Sharon?” “Father, Your will, and Your will alone be done.” And so there may be parents who say, “But I don’t want you to be praying that for my child.” Really. Hebrews 13, That we do not watch over the souls and the spiritual wellbeing of your children. Does that not apply to your children? We’re disqualified for that with your children? Tell God that. And you will have what you told God what you want; you will have that. You will account to Him for eternity and in eternity. So I’m praying for you. Earnest, fervent prayer for the children of My people. According to Hebrews 13, we watch over your souls and your spiritual wellbeing, and we are guarding you. We are not just your parents, pastors.
The time has come for children to say in their hearts: There has to come a time in your heart, children of My people where you say, “Pastor John is my pastor. Pastor Sharon is my pastor. I recognise their place in my life. My parents are not my spiritual oversight. They are responsible to God to train me up in the way that He tells them to train us up. They’ve been given to me by God for what the Bible says that they’ve been given to me by God for.” So I come to the children of My people with a new mantle on me and it’s such an honour. Thank you, children of My people, that if it’s in your heart that I can come to you in this way like I have this morning. It’s my honour. The mantle will be on me to minister to parents; that you will give God no rest until He establishes your seed in Him, and your love, and your faith, and your intercession, and your power of agreement for your children. “Save now, Lord, save now, Lord”. And your honesty in your conversations that you’ve had, and things that you see, your repentance with God, which is what Pastor John and I had to do. It’s at that point where you can start to move forward in your spirit life for your children. Hallelujah. But the children need not fear. Pastor John and I are praying for you, watching for your soul and your spiritual wellbeing. Glory to You.
Prayer: I thank You Father, that these words that You have brought will travel and traverse the heart of every single one – My people and the children of My people, Father. Lord, because it is our dream that we will all go in together. That You will have for Yourself a people spiritually adjusted, right with You, Lord, a people, which includes all of the children as well, Father, in Jesus’ name. The words and the blood of Jesus surround and protect every person here and they are blessed going out today and they are blessed coming in and they are blessed in the city and blessed in the field and they have got extreme providence and extreme protection and Psalm 91 prevails over every single person, “It shall not come near me”, I allow the sound of that to permeate and penetrate my being. “It shall not come near me”. I release the full force of the power of the Blood to make everything right in your world, in Jesus’ name and we all say, amen.