Blow Your Mind with the Truth: Nothing but the Truth – Ps John Bendixen (JHB)
God is quite clear that a spirit being that is alive to God in a very young body, is as powerful as a spirit being in a mature body.
It did not matter to Pastor Sharon and I that we were facilitating encounters with God. The encounters of God that were happening to the people touched us and we have changed. What has happened with the young people has marked this ministry because it has marked us. And so, our ministry must change. We must do things God is calling and telling us to do.
If we underestimate what God does in any given moment, in any given space, any given place, then that’s on us. I’m not going to do it. I can’t step away from the mark that has been marked
Ephesians 1:10-11 (NLT), 10And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. 11Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. You choose God, you choose His plan. You don’t choose God, you choose your plan. You can’t choose God and choose your plan..
12God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. 13And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago (Ephesians 1:12-13 NLT). If you have the Holy Spirit, then He’s marked you as His own. You don’t have the Holy Spirit, you’re not marked as His own. If you have Jesus living in your heart, then you have the Holy Spirit.
8He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, 9letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. 10He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth (Ephesians 1:8-10 MSG). Do you want to be part of the plans He delights in making or do you delight in making your own plan? We’ve all, at times, tried to make our own plans. But when God brings us revelation, we must transition into change to His plans.
11It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living (Ephesians 1:11 MSG). For most people a glorious life means earning a lot of money or having things. None of them will say, “I want what God’s plan for my life is.”
George Soros, Bill Gates: They don’t know…when their bodies die – if you could ask Steve Jobs now, if his technology revolution could revolutionise him out of hell? He wish he could. They have no idea who Jesus is, who gave him the choice to make Jesus Lord and Saviour and use all of his business sense and revolutionary ideas to make wealth come into the church so that the church could be the fundamental shaker and mover of technology on the earth. Can you imagine Steve Job or Bill Gates and the church combining to make Jesus famous? John Lennon said, “I am more famous than Jesus.” And now he is in hell. He is in a very lonely place living all by himself, without any contact with any other soul being forever isolated and alone.
20So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us, we [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favour [now offered you] and be reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:20 AMPC) It is my desire to ask you as Christ’s personal representative, to beg you for His sake, to lay hold of the divine favour now offered to you, to be reconciled to the divine plan that God has for your life and no longer walk in your own plans and your own ways. 21For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become … the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness] (2 Corinthians 5:21 AMPC)
6Now, since we are God’s coworkers, we beg you not to take God’s marvelous grace for granted, allowing it to have no effect on your lives.” (2 Corinthians 6:1 TPT). As a coworker I know what He’s doing and he knows what I’m doing. But if I say, “God, You’re my friend. I’m going to chat to You but I’m doing my life my way. Don’t mess with my day cause life is my way. I’ve already planned it, so I’ll let you know when I need Your help.” That’s just a worker, that’s not a coworker. That doesn’t leave God any opportunity to interfere with your day.
I was a witness of what God was doing in the hearts and the lives of all of the people that went away. I stand here as a witness who was touched by the power of God as God touched individual lives. Pastor Sharon and I were there to facilitate what God wanted to do. And so we have been marked, and we have changed. And this ministry by definition must change.
There are those amongst us that I know have touched the garment of Jesus. His anointing has flowed into them. He’s touched their future, their lives. And as they touched Him, God touched me by watching them touch Him, observing how they touched Him. Therefore, it is impossible for us as a ministry to be the same.
I’m not making any plans about anything. I am completely on hold with God. Literally, day by day, whatever He wants me to do. Of course, I am asking and I am planning God about things in the future.
Blow Your Mind, blow out the darkness. People can change but repentance is the only true heart change. You can change behavior patterns, thoughts and words. But you cannot fake repentance. And you cannot do without repentance because repentance is a thing that blows up darkness in your life.
I say: Father, save me, rescue me, reconcile me to Your plan for my life – the glorious future You have planned for me. You had your eye on me and You have a delightful plan for me. Lord, I ask You to help me where I have a stubborn heart, where my will is against you. Holy Spirit, reveal it to me, so that I can be fully committed and following Your delightful plan of glorious living You have for me.
A Word out of Jeremiah for Pastor John: 9Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, He anointed you, and the Lord said to me: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. 10See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down,To build and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:9-10 NKJV). This is your time.
I receive that. I call all of you today to be a witness that God used Charles to speak this word over me today. Watch how God makes this word come true. This is His plan for my life. That is the scripture that God called me with when I was 15 years’ old.
That is why it’s very, very difficult for people to stay around me that are not planted and they act like they are planted. Because the very nature of my calling is to uproot those who don’t want to be. I had to come to terms with that because at one stage I wanted to have a big ministry and God said; “You can’t because I called you to uproot those who won’t obey. But the time will come when you will build and you will plant.” Now the time has come.
When you are in His glorious plan, you’ve just got to stick with it because sometimes you have to grow into it. Sometimes there is a lot of resistance and you’ve got to punch through it until the time is right and everybody is ready
Just mark my words, church, there are going to be many people that are going to do what Charles just did. There are going to be many people coming up here and they are going to speak. The most surprising people are going to come and speak on behalf of God and the fire and the anointing of God is going to touch many people. It’s not going to be about me and Pastor Sharon, it’s going to be about those that God has touched their lips with His words. You will be a true witness of what God does.