God is Answering – Ps John Bendixen (JHB)
I know where my authority lies and I trust my God more than I trust medicine. I trust God more than I trust the doctors, than I trust anybody – I trust Jesus more. I trust the Word of God more.
Spiritual authority is much greater – it is the most powerful thing that I have at my disposal. That’s why I have to know who I am in Christ. This is not just a game that we play; this is real church with real authority and with real spiritual activity. Covid is a real attack of the enemy against the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, against humanity. The enemy has come to steal, kill and to destroy lives. He doesn’t care who I am; what I am and what happens to me. He wants to take humanity out.
The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is the light; it is the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. I have within me, spiritual power and authority to overcome darkness and all the things that the enemy wants to bring into the earth. There is no other solution on the earth than the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. The real answer lies in Jesus.
God is answering. I was born into an ancient confrontation. It’s an eternal ancient confrontation between God and a very superior being that God created.
Isaiah 14:12 from the New King James Version. 12 How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.
Every time I have an expression of self will in my life, I make a choice to exalt myself, my throne above the stars of God.
13 I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest side of the north, 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the most high, 15 Yet you shall be brought down Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit. 16 Those who see you will gaze at you and consider you saying, “Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, 17 …and destroyed it’s cities, who did not open the house of his prisoners?” (Isaiah 14:12-17 NKJV)
12 What a comedown this, O Babylon! Daystar! Son of Dawn! 12 …Flat on your face in the underworld mud you, famous for flattening nations! 13 You said to yourself, “I’ll climb to Heaven. I’ll set my throne over the stars of God. I’ll run the assembly of angels that meets on the sacred mountain of Zafon.” (Isaiah 14:12-17 MSG)
God has given me a will, He has given me His ways, He has placed within me a desire to worship, He has given me the capacity to wonder at the marvelous splendour and glory of God. He has given me the capacity to work. In Him my will is my platform and my worship is my power.
Genesis 2:15, 15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2:15-17 NKJV) Without the choice of will, I cannot have a platform. Without the choice of will, I cannot be in a place where my power is executed without having a choice.
Genesis 3, 1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” 4Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:1-5 NKJV).
The exercise of my will makes me like God, that is why it becomes a platform for the exercise of my will, so that when I exercise my will, my will has power.
11 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me saying son of man take up, 11 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “You were the seal of perfection, 13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes; worship was found in him, was in him, The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created. 14 “You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. 15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you. 16 “By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones. (Ezekiel 28:11-16 NKJV)
17 “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendour; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you. 18 “You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities, By the iniquity of your trading; by the iniquity of your trading; Therefore I brought fire from your midst; It devoured you, And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; You have become a horror, And you shall be no more forever.” (Ezekiel 28:17 – 19 NKJV).
Whatever the enemy has meant for harm, God is going to turn to the good.
11 For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, so when you read a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying: 12 “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 13 The LORD of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread. 14 He, God, will be as a sanctuary, but a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, as a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many among them shall stumble; they shall fall and be broken, be snared and taken.” 16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. 17 And I will wait on the LORD, Who hides His face from the house of Jacob; And I will hope in Him. 18 Here am I and the children whom the LORD has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel From the LORD of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion. 19 And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” (Isaiah 8:11-19 NKJV)
I know my authority in Jesus Christ – when things begin to happen around me and God needs my authority to execute His will in someone’s life. I won’t be standing around saying, “I’ve been giving my life to whisperings and mutterings” – I know who Jesus is in my life. I know that I have a right to stand in that authority regardless of what anybody else may say, I have the right. The enemy has so little authority other than the authority I choose to give him. He has so little authority that just one word in the name of Jesus reverses all of his stuff.
Isaiah 8:19, 19 …“Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? 20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Isaiah 8:19-20 NKJV)
I speak words of light; I don’t do anything against the truth. The condition of my heart is open to everybody. God looks past what I look like and He sees what’s in my heart – light and truth.
The enemy doesn’t know what I look like in my heart because my heart is turned to God. The only time that he can see what is in my heart is when it comes out of my mouth and when it comes out of my actions.
21 They will pass through it hard-pressed and hungry; and it shall happen, when they are hungry, that they will be enraged and curse their king and their God, and look upward. 22 Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness. (Isaiah 8: 21-22 NKJV)
Isaiah 9, 1 Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed, As when at first He lightly esteemed The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, And afterward more heavily oppressed her, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, In Galilee of the Gentiles. 2 The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined. 3 You have multiplied the nation And increased its joy; They rejoice before You According to the joy of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden And the staff of his shoulder, The rod of his oppressor, As in the day of Midian. 5 For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle, And garments rolled in blood, Will be used for burning and fuel of fire. 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:1-7 NKJV)
He has created me beforehand and has prepared me for a work that I am supposed to do on the earth.
He knew me when He created the foundations of the earth – I already existed in Him.
Romans chapter 8 says, those who He foreknew He also predestined to become sons of God. He knew me before I was even created. I was in Him as a person; I was in Him as a spirit being. He held me inside of Him until the appropriate time in the course of the cycle of men. He waited with me in Him until two parents came together and He said, “Their union will be the right opportunity to bring this spirit into the world.” I have my will submitted to God’s will; God can use my will as a platform for worship. God can do things through me on the earth at this time because that’s what God has created me to be.
When I was born into the earth I was born on assignment, I was born with gifts, I was born with callings, I was born with things that I must accomplish. I wasn’t just born to perpetuate the human cycle. I was born on assignment, I was born with gifts, callings, I was born with mantles and things to accomplish for God. He chose the moment, the right moment for me to be birthed in the earth. My vapor counts for something while I’m here. I don’t trust in my own will to do what I want to do and trust in my own intelligence and my own thinking that I am something – He is the creator of everything. God’s counting on me to do it.
Jesus gave authority to His disciples and said “Go and be like me,” and they began to speak His Word, they were not even born again yet because Jesus hadn’t died and been resurrected yet; but because He gave them the authority to do that, they used the authority and the devil was misplaced out of his realm of order and brought down.
I live on assignment, I live with authority, I live with gifts and callings, I live with a mission by God to do what God wants me to do. I live with mission, I live with purpose, I live with assignment, I live with gifts, I live with callings, I live for The Most High God and my world will create a platform of worship for Him. I will not create my world that creates a platform for my own stuff. God puts desires in me, that when I ask, He gives them because I don’t ask what I desire, I ask the desire that He has placed in me. Everything in my life is meaningful, everything in my life is full of the confrontation between light and dark.
What I live, that’s in my heart, will be tested.
There is a confrontation happening and God is answering. God is answering every moment, everyday – God is answering. He has not gone to sleep. The Holy Spirit is not quiet. He hasn’t drifted into some mediocre space somewhere and is kind of taking a holiday. The Word of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit is with me in everything I face, every moment, every day, every time, everywhere He is with me.
No weapon formed against you will prosper. (Isaiah 54:17). The power of the Blood of Jesus surrounds me, His Word protects me, there is no stronger thing that I have in my life than this prayer that I can pray for myself and that I can agree with Ps John on today, that the Word of God stands true. The Word of God is the ultimate, ultimate power on the earth. There is nothing else but the Word of God.