Big And Bold Part 3 – Ps John & Sharon Bendixen (WTB)
Pastor John: The anointing of God is everywhere all the time. On that basis you can receive healing, you can receive dynamic revelation that will change your life because the anointing of the Word will come upon you and touch you meaningfully.
Big and Bold: God is leading us in a particular direction with the message of Big and Bold and the Lord has dropped a mantle on Pastor Sharon and there are some things that she needs to say (they will be said in the weeks to come). For the moment, we are creating a framework so that everybody’s hearts will be prepared to receive what God is going to be saying.
28God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill the Earth! Take charge! So here’s a dominion mandate, here’s an authority mandate. Be responsible, (if you have authority, you have responsibility with it). Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.” (Genesis 1:28 MSG). God is saying, “Although I’m the Creator, I’m now handing the responsibility and the management of all the resources on the earth to you, man and woman.
29-30Then God said, “I’ve given you every sort of seed-bearing plant on Earth. And every kind of fruit-bearing tree, given them to you for food. To all animals and all birds, everything that moves and breathes, I give whatever grows out of the ground for food.” (Genesis 1:29-30 MSG). When God made man, He said, “I’m taking care of all of your needs. There is never a moment where you have to worry about eating, drinking or anything. It’s all provided for you. Not only are you provided with food, everything that’s living and breathing is provided with resources to live. The responsibility you have, man, is to manage all of this in their coexistence together.”
When we go into Matthew chapter six, this becomes powerful and relevant,31“So then, forsake your worries! Why would you say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32For that is what the unbelievers chase after. (Matthew 6:31-32 TPT). If you believe in God and you’re under His authority and His mantle, these things are taken care of. If you’re an unbeliever you have no choice but to chase because you don’t have God’s provision and you can never actually chase fast enough or hard enough because it can never satisfy because instinctively you become someone that has to chase.
32For that is what the unbelievers chase after. Doesn’t your heavenly Father already know the things your bodies require? 33“So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly. 34Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” (Matthew 6:32-34 TPT). So I can say this; if my life is about seeking God, then my seeking God will automatically trigger God’s relationship with me that says, “He’s a seeker, I’m the Provider.” So, we don’t have to chase for provision, we just have to seek and the provision comes. The question for us is; do you want to be a chaser or do you want to be a seeker? If you’re a chaser then you will never ever actually know the provision of God and the way of God. But if you’re a seeker and you’re after God’s plan and purpose and God’s will and God’s things that He has got for you then that’s where the abundance lies.
Pastor Sharon: That’s right. That reminds me about Deuteronomy 28.
¹If you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God. You see, you’re listening to His voice, being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. ²And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you. That is exactly what He is saying; don’t chase after these things. Seek first the Kingdom then these things will be added unto you. if you heed the voice of the Lord your God. (Deuteronomy 28:1-2 AMPC) ¹¹And the Lord shall make you have a surplus of prosperity. There’s the abundant overflow. 11 And the Lord shall make you have a surplus of prosperity, through the fruit of your body, of your livestock, (that is our business, places of business), and of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. ¹²The Lord shall open to you His good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands (Deuteronomy 28:11-12 AMPC).
Pastor John: Translated into our modern-day language, if you seek Him and you put Him first, all these blessings will come upon you; prosperity, increase and well-being come upon your life. He will make you have a surplus of prosperity through the fruit of all of that you put your hand to. Every channel of income, God will bless it.
¹²And the Lord will open to you His good treasury of the heavens (Deuteronomy 28:12 AMPC). This links directly to Malachi chapter 3; tithe and prove Me now, if I won’t open up the windows of heaven and pour out blessings upon you that you can’t contain. It’s an idea that God is blessing, blessing, blessing, blessing, prospering, prospering. It just doesn’t stop, it just keeps flowing, it just keeps going.
Pastor Sharon: Yes, as you keep seeking first, it just keeps getting added and you still seek Him first and it keeps getting added and you’re listening for His voice and you’re obeying Him and the blessings just come and overtake you. It’s just like that all the days of your life.
Pastor John: The Holy Spirit spoke to me to be Big and Bold. He spoke to Brother Jerry and said; This is going to be a Year of Abundant Overflow. He spoke to Brother Copeland and said; It’s the Year of the Local Church in which God is going to show divine healing and divine prosperity. The Holy Spirit is saying, it doesn’t matter what the world looks like or what the news is saying. What we’re saying is completely different to what the world is saying. It’s like what happened to the children of Israel in the land of Goshen, while all these plagues were happening to the disobedient nation. God’s people had light, they had prosperity, they had increase all the time.
Pastor Sharon: They had no loss nor lack. Our faith in the Word of God does that. The abundant overflow, Big and bold – these things override what’s happening in the world. Our faith in the Word of God has got nothing to do with what’s going on in the world. It’s a completely separate thing because we don’t live in that kingdom. We live in the Kingdom of God.
Pastor John: This is a unique time for us as Christians because by and large, there have been no major wars like a World War. But now we have a war that has touched the whole world. It’s a war of an unseen enemy; it’s a virus. This is an attack of the enemy against God’s people, against all people. It’s designed to isolate God’s people. The enemy is after God’s Church.
Pastor Sharon: The enemy is wanting to make your whole world very small so that you become introspective about yourself. It’s meant to isolate us from the Body of Christ and before you know it, your world will be so small.
It’s not coincidental that this particular disease is causing isolation, causing introspection, and causing you to feel like you’re disconnected from the flow of economic well being, of social and family prosperity. The enemy is trying to take your hope and your faith in the future away. But we have a hope in Jesus.
We have a hope in the Lord: 16I will make my home in them, and walk among them, I will be their God, and they will be my people (2 Corinthians 6:16 TPT). He is saying, I will be there for you. I will be in you. I will be around you and I will be amongst you.
17That’s what the Scripture means when it says: “I have made you the father of many nations.” He is our example and father, (talking about Abraham of course) for in God’s presence he believed that God can raise the dead and call into being things that don’t even exist yet. 18Against all odds, when it looked hopeless, Abraham believed the promise and expected God to fulfil it (Romans 4:17 TPT). So, this is a time for us, to believe the promises of God that He will fulfil and take care of us.
Pastor Sharon: I am moved by what I believe: That’s right. It’s such an exciting, joyful time for us to experience, in the midst of famine, the way many of God’s people in times past, experienced famine and then experienced the supernatural provision of God. God is going to show Himself strong because I believe His Word. I am not moved by what I hear with my natural ears. I am not moved by what I see with my natural eyes. I am only moved by what I believe, and I believe His precious Holy written Word, and I believe what His prophets are saying and I know that I am going to prosper. God is doing miracles. It’s a wonderful time in my heart.
I am having a party in my heart because I keep feeding my spirit man with the prophetic word and the written Word. Proverbs talks about; He has a feast, regardless of circumstances. He has a continual feast in his heart, and I am feasting on the Word of God. I do not believe the report of the world. I believe in the report of the Lord.
Pastor John: His Word is in my heart and it is on my mouth. I have experienced, in recent days, the Word has been ministering to me. If you listen to the media, there is a hopelessness and fear that is in the world system, there are a lot of words that are speaking about the impacts and the effects of all of this and if you listen to it, it will impact you. Negative words have no life in them. They’re information, fact feeding words, but they’re not giving me life.
Pastor Sharon: They are not truth. God brings truth to me that sets me free.
Pastor John: I need to fill my future with the Word of God that I believe in rather than fact feeding words. If you feed on facts, then you’ll get fat on facts.
Pastor Sharon: You’ll be fearful on facts
Pastor John: If you feed on facts you’ll get fat on facts, and you’ll get fearful on facts. In the end, fear will drive your future. If you feed on the Word of God you’re going to get well-being and wealthy from the Word.
Pastor Sharon: Yes, and you’re going to receive the comfort of the Scriptures, the Bible talks about receive the comfort of the Scriptures and the strength from the Word of God in you. The Word of God says, be careful what you are hearing. Don’t lend your ears to anything but the bare minimum of what you need to know to obey the law. That’s all. You don’t need to know anything more than that, otherwise, you’re going to hear the report of the world, and start feeling things slipping from you to erode your faith.
Pastor John: I believe that as we are growing stronger in the Word and God is going to see to it that we are blessed, we have abundant overflow, we have increase and we have all of the goodness because if we seek Him it doesn’t matter what time of, in man’s time it is. It doesn’t matter how much the disease is out there. It doesn’t matter how much the economy is being shut down. God has got ways of providing for His children that are truly an intervention; spiritually. They’re supernatural divine interventions to take care of His people.
Pastor Sharon: Word from Brother Jerry
The things I have planned will bring you great joy. And blessing after blessing, that’s what I’ll deploy. Never have you witnessed such goodness that you will soon see. I’m pouring it out in abundance so that you will have greater victories.
Don’t fear the future because it’s bright. And I’ll see you through each and every fight. (That’s your fight of faith). So stay in faith and watch what you say. Speak only My Word and I’ll have My way. It’s never My will for you to fail. It’s always My will for you to prevail, or to win. So, don’t be moved by what you hear and see. This is how you enter into greater victories.
Be bold and courageous, and stay free from all fear. For 2021 is going to turn out to be a great year. I’ll take you higher than you’ve ever been before. This is My promise and My promises are sure. So stay in My Word and rest in Me. This is your year to be totally free.
Pastor John: What a contrast to what the world is saying. It’s about genuinely being engaged in this walk with God so that there is absolutely no doubt that He will take care of every one of your needs. Absolutely. And He’s saying is be bold and courageous because this is going to be the greatest year.
Pastor Sharon: The most wonderful thing always for me is that I am so grateful that it’s my choice to believe. I, Sharon Bendixen, can choose with my own will to believe the words of the prophets and to believe God’s Word. It’s my choice to believe. Hallelujah.
Brother Jerry said: Speak only My Word. Stay in faith and watch what you say. Speak only My Word and I’ll have My way.
I just recently pulled this out of what Kenneth Hagin said, in 1973. The Lord says; My creative power is given to man in word form. I have ceased for a time from My work and have given man the Book of My creative power. That power is still in My Word. For it to be effective, man must speak it in faith. Jesus spoke it when He was on earth and as it worked then, so it will work now. But it must be spoken by the Body of Christ. Man must rise up and have dominion over the power of evil by My Words. God says, My Word is not void of power. My people are void of speech. So by observing worldly circumstances, My people have lost sight of My Word, they even speak that which the enemy says. (That’s what we’re talking about here today, Heritage of Faith people). And my people destroy their own inheritance by corrupt communication of fear and unbelief. No, says God. No Word of mine is void of power. It’s only powerless when it is unspoken and not believed.
Pastor John: Wow, that was 1973. It is so packed full of revelation, when he talks about, My creative power is given to man in word form. In other words, you know, you have words. If you believe the words that are My words that I’ve given you in book form, and you believe them and you speak them, God’s creative power goes to work.
In other words, we can create streams of income, we can create things that we are in need of purely by saying what God says. If I trust Him and I live in Him, He provides for me. I receive provision. I receive multiple streams of income and I begin to thank Him and praise Him because I am walking with Him. Words, working and walking and His presence walking and working with them and so they create for us our future.
Father, thank You that these words have been inspired by the Holy Spirit and will be ignited in the hearts of all of the people that have listened to this message. I speak peace and wholeness, well-being, blessing. Blessing to all that have listened and are listening right now and protection of your physical world, your health, your income, all of those things. The Word and the blood of Jesus surround you and protect you. May He give His angels charge over you as you go forth and live life with joy.