I Will Take The Children Part 1 – Ps Sharon Bendixen (JHB)
Beautiful Jesus: “I’ve got good news for us today”. I’m so glad that Jesus died for me and that
God the Father sent his only son to the world. From the time that I’ve received Jesus into my
heart, I received salvation and He saves me every day. Beautiful Jesus, beautiful Son – that’s what
the Bible calls Him – Morning Star, beautiful Jesus. We know Him and we love Him because the
Bible says that He first loved us.
Message for the young ones: “Let the Bible words minister to you and let the scripture go into
your heart today. I have a message today for the young ones”. “If you have Jesus’ love in you,
you have the life of God, the very Christ-life in you”.
16For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten
(unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come
to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.
17For God did not send the Son into the
world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the
world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him (John 3:16-17 AMPC).
“Then it’s so interesting that this scripture says; God so loved the world and then the very next
scripture that God wants me to read to you is 1 John 2 verse 15”,
15Do not love or cherish the
world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in
him (1 John 2:15 AMPC).
15Don’t set the affections of your heart on this world or in loving the things of the
world. The love of the Father and the love of the world are incompatible (1 John 2:15 TPT).
Don’t love the world and squeeze the love of God out: You can’t love the world and love the
Father. For the love of the world and the love of the Father are incompatible. You can’t say, “I
love the world and love the things of the world and I love God too”. What happens is, if you love
the world, you squeeze the love of God out of your heart.
16For all that the world can offer us—the gratification of our flesh, the allurement of the things of
the world, and the obsession with status and importance—none of these things come from the
Father but from the world.
17This world and its desires are in the process of passing away, but
those who love to do the will of God live forever (1 John 2:16-17 TPT).
Jesus gave His life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil
world in which we live.
4Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to
rescue us from this evil world in which we live (Galatians 1:4 NLT) (Galatians 1:4 CJB). Is it an evil
world that we live in? Yes, so then how can we love it?
Outside the City:
12And Jesus, our sin-sacrifice, also suffered death outside the city walls to make
us holy by his own blood.
13So we must arise and join him outside the religious “walls” and bear
his disgrace (Hebrews 13:12-13 TPT). “Are you baring His disgrace or have you so mingled your
life in with the world that they completely accept you? You look just like them, you sound just like
them, you think like them, you talk like them”.
God wants everybody to hear this message but He wants certain hearts to hear this today
because He is calling people. He’s calling us. I know He’s calling me to a life of dedication and
surrendering my life to Him that I’m beginning to see is available on a level I didn’t know. It’s by
His Word, His Spirit draws you to see if He can find a heart that says, “I will surrender my life to
You, I will follow You completely, I will believe Your Word completely”. He’s looking for hearts like
We have no city here on earth: It says He suffered death outside the city walls to make us holy by
his own blood.
13So we must arise and join him outside the religious “walls” and bear his
14For we have no city here on earth to be our permanent home (Hebrews 13:12-14
TPT). We get so attached, but it says we have no city here on earth to be our permanent home,
we seek the city that is destined to come. God wants me to read this;
1After these things, I saw
another angel coming from the heavenly realm with great authority, and the earth was flooded
with the brilliance of his splendor.
2He shouted out with a thunderous voice. This is an angel
shouting out with a thunderous voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!” (Revelations 18:1-2
TPT). “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!”. What is Babylon? Satan is the god of this world and
Babylon is an environment. She has become a demonic dwelling place, a prison for every unclean
spirit (Revelations 18:2 TPT).
4Then I heard another voice from heaven saying: “My people, come
out from her. (Revelations 18:4 TPT) Revelations 18:4 (NLT). My people come out from her.
Babylon meaning & definition: is derived from a word Babylim, and the name means gate of gods
– small ‘g’. Who is the god of this world? Satan, gate of small ‘g’ gods; gate of gods. In this world
system, there’s a gate of gods. Who is God’s enemy and adversary? Who is our enemy and
adversary? Satan-Gate of gods is Babylon. Jesus is saying, “Come out of her!”
Babylon defined – is an environment devoted to materialism, the love of money and the love of
things and sensual pleasure. That’s the philosophy of the world system. Filled with self and hold
no one in higher esteem than self. I’ll do whatever I want to do as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody.
But actually, your doing what you want to do is hurting everybody. You may not be violent but
your carnality hurts everybody, it doesn’t help anybody. It oppresses God’s people, it has no
regard for God’s commandments, it is a physical assault on God Himself.
4Come out from her so that you don’t participate in her sins and have no share with her in her
5because her sins are heaped as high as heaven and God has remembered her vileness
(Revelations 18:4-5 TPT).
Words from the Lord: My New Covenant Exodus. The great heart of love of our God on display
through Jesus Christ, now awaiting our faith. I came to die, I came to shed my blood so that you
can be free from this present, wicked evil world that will destroy you.
Longing for Egypt: Numbers 11,
5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the
cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic:
6But now our soul is
dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna (Numbers 11:5-6 KJV). In Psalms, the Spirit
of God says; they did eat angel’s food but they didn’t want it. Pastor John and Sharon bring us
Angel’s food – God’s heavenly food that He brings to us every week.
Here’s how their hearts went:
27We came to the land to which you sent us, surely it does flow
with milk and honey! This is its fruit.
28But the people who dwell there are strong (Numbers
13:27-28 AMPC). People in the world’s system are strong. Things that are happening in the world
are so impactful on my life.
30Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once and possess it; we are
well able to conquer it.
31But his fellow scouts said, We are not able to go up against the
32So they brought the Israelites an evil report of the land which they had scouted out,
saying, The land through which we went to spy it out is a land that devours its inhabitants. This
world system just devours us. And all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature.
33There we saw the Nephilim [or giants], the sons of Anak, who come from the giants; and we
were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight (Numbers 13:30-33 AMPC).
This world system despises the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. This world system despises God,
despises Jesus, and despises the Holy Spirit. The same world system that hated Jesus in His day
still hates Jesus today.
1And all the congregation cried out, these are God’s people, cried out with a loud voice, and
[they] wept that night.
2All the Israelites grumbled and deplored their situation, “We are so tired
of this manna, we want to go, we can’t see any signs of anything God’s promised us.” Deplored
their situation accusing Moses and Aaron, to whom the whole congregation said, Would that we
had died in Egypt! Or that we had died in this wilderness!
3 Why does the Lord bring us to this
land to fall by the sword? Our wives and little ones will be a prey (Numbers 14:1-3 AMPC).
This is very important today:
3Our wives and our little ones will be a prey. Is it not better for us to
return to Egypt?
4And they said one to another, Let us choose a captain and return to Egypt
(Numbers 14:3-4 AMPC).
God was so grieved by that response of His people. He says this
28Say unto them, As truly as I
live, saith the Lord.
29Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you,
according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward which have murmured
against me. Twenty years old and upwards. 20/20 people, I want to tell you; is there any
murmuring or any doubt in your heart about supernatural increase and a new open door and
marvels and wonders? You choose unbelief. If it’s in your conversation and you’ve chosen
unbelief, then He says this,
30Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I swore
to make you dwell therein (Numbers 14:29-30 KJV), except for Caleb and Joshua.
Word for the children: It’s time for the children to follow Jesus completely. Choose to love Him
because your heart can choose to love Him. I was five years old when I gave my heart to Jesus.
He wants your life completely. He wants You to love Him completely. Trust Him completely,
follow Him. He wants to take you into wonderful things, in Him. He’s got things for you, for your
life. God does not want the world to have your life. Choose to love Him today. He’s saying, “Give
Me your heart. Let Me take you into wonderful things in your life.” It’s Jesus talking to you today;
“Give Me your life and your heart. Let Me take you into wonderful things.”
31But your little ones … them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have
despised (Numbers 14:31 KJV).
God wants me to tell you about Lot: He was the father of a household and actually he should
never have separated himself from Abraham, even though Abraham said, “Separate yourself from
me”. He should have been like Ruth and said, “As my soul lives, I will not leave you. I can see
what is in you and on you, what God is doing here and by divine association, I’m staying with
you”. But he separated easily from Abraham and it says he pitched his tent towards Sodom. This
father pitched his tent towards Sodom (Genesis 13:12 KJV) – Lot pitched his tent towards Sodom
but Sodom was wicked. This world system of which Satan is god, is wicked. And there have been
mothers and fathers that have pitched their tents towards Sodom.
Today, the Spirit of God pleads with the older generation who have pitched their tents toward
Sodom, the ways of Sodom have come into you. You love the world and the things of the world.
Lot, his wife and his children shared in the plagues and participated in the sins of Sodom. Lot
pitched his tent towards Sodom and the impact it had on his wife – she looked back but he
pitched his tent. Lot should never have left Abraham, he should have been like Ruth with Naomi.
Little children: Pastor John and I will not leave you, we will not leave you, little children. We’re not
leaving you! Many of you have grown up since you have been little; we are accountable for your
souls. We watch out for your souls, we do.
26But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:26 KJV).
You may say, but if I look back and I look at things, I am not actually going to turn physically into a
pillar of salt but you will turn into that which you should not have turned into. God had something
else in mind for you to turn into; to turn into being like Jesus because you can be because you
can choose to love Him. You can choose to love Him.
12Turn back (Ruth 1:12 AMPC). Turn back; it is the same thing that Abraham had said to
Lot – separate.
15And Naomi said, See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her
gods; return, go, after your sister-in-law. And Ruth said,
…where you go I will go, and where you
lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people and your God my God.
17Where you die I will
die, and there will I be buried. (Ruth 1:15-17 AMPC).
Prayer: This is my prayer today. Any places of my heart that I’ve pitched towards Sodom
dematerialises today in the power of this word. This word that God brought today has the power
to dematerialise. Say, “Yes, Lord, yes, Lord. Every part of me pitched towards Sodom, let it
dematerialise, let it come out of Babylon, let it come out. Every part of me that loves the world
and things of the world, let it leave. I choose to love You.”
I pray for us, Father, this word surrounds us all by the blood of Jesus. This word surrounds all of
our hearts, Lord, till every part of us that loves the world and is pitched towards Sodom leaves,
Lord. May this word be like a fire that burns in us, Father, burning the love of the world and the
things of the world out of us, Lord. Helping us to let Jesus pitch His tent, His tabernacle in us
completely. May this word burn in us and accomplish all that it needs to in Jesus Name. Amen.