I Will Take The Children Part 3 – Ps Sharon Bendixen (JHB)
Scripture Reference: Revelation 18:4 AMPC; 1 John 2:15 KJV
Prayer: “Father, we ask You to speak through this earthen vessel, speak straight to our hearts. We are ready to receive. May it be all of You, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Pastor Sharon is on assignment: Pastor John said, “I have such recognition, Sharon, I recognize that you are on assignment to the Johannesburg church and I will be seeking the Lord as to how you are to complete your assignment there. The Lord said, “Tell them what has happened to you so they know about what’s going on here.” The Lord has comforted my heart in the past with, “It doesn’t matter who doesn’t hear these messages – they should have.” Because if you belong to this church, then you know that we are to be in the Sunday’s messages because they are messages from Heaven through an earthen vessel to earth.
There is a specific assignment on me to go to the children of My people: Let the little children come unto Me. He called me through Ezekiel 3:10-11 10 Moreover, He said to me, Son of man, it’s the first time He has called me that. He said, “You don’t speak what you choose, you eat what I give you, you bring to My people what I give you, son of man, son of man.” He said, Son of man all My words that I shall speak to you, receive in your heart and hear with your ears. 11 And go. Thus says the Lord God, whether they shall hear or whether they will refuse to hear (Ezekiel 3:10-11 AMPC).
Our response will be noted; Will you allow the Word to pierce and penetrate you and then cause you to let the Holy Spirit help you to repent? The word repent means to change your inner man to meet His will in His Word and to walk in His ways that are evident in His Word.
Go to the children: Go to the children of your people and speak to them and tell them – this is My call to them; I’ve had this in store for you for the new open door I have opened for Myself. I have everything ready, I have been preparing this all along. This is a legacy transfer from Me to you. This mantle comes from Me to you now and It’s upon you. And He said, it’s the mantle of Jesus. It is beautiful, it has a particular fragrance, and it has a particular anointing. Jesus said, unless you adults become like little children you won’t even see the kingdom of God
Everything to do with supernatural increase: The Lord opened the new door strategically. The Lord said, this is His plan and purpose for these messages. He is bringing these messages to you, Johannesburg church, because it has everything to do with supernatural increase coming to you through the new open door. The Lord opened the new door strategically at a time when He knew what the enemy was going to do. He knew what was coming. He’s bringing these messages right now, they are coming from heaven to earth at this time and they have everything to do with the direction that your life will go in. Both for the adults and for the children.
Brother Jerry said this in June: this is a defining moment in our lives with what we are going through right now. I sensed in my spirit this is a word for the body of Christ. This is a defining moment in your life. A defining moment is like a fork in the road. It’s coming to a place in your life where you have to make a decision to go either this way or that. It’s one of those times, how you act; how you respond, what you decide will determine the direction your life will go in.
Scriptures: 7 Be not wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and depart from evil (Proverbs 3:7 KJV). 15 the way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he that hears 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 thoughts and the intents of the heart (Proverbs 16:2 KJV). 10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, or [born again], born again – why?, that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 AMPC)
This is key: Because you’re about to receive legacy transfer in a way that perhaps you didn’t think you would receive it. You are going to discover in this teaching how seriously God takes it when you do not follow His plan for your life; what eternal consequences there are. It’s a defining moment in the lives of the parents, in the lives of all the people, and the lives of the children.
The children that have grown up in this house – there is going to be a special teaching that’s coming to you as the Spirit wills and as He leads me – I’ve already got all of it. He’s given me all of it. You have been with Pastor John and I for many years and at this stage and this age – I’m going to teach you, the Scripture is going to teach you how Jesus even at 12 knew that He was to be about His Father’s House and His Father’s business. So, the children of accountable age, (12 years and up) are without excuse in this House and should only want to follow His plan for your life.
Don’t let pride come in: God is serious about His plan for our lives. He said to me, The pride will come to the parents, they will face those cross roads. “Are you telling me that I haven’t been bringing my children up to follow God’s plan for their life?” He said, “The pride will come in the parents, pride will come up in their hearts. But what they do with it will be between them and God, so there can be a piercing and a penetrating of the Word of God that will cause honesty and a repentance.
God has a way to bring us to maturity: Stay planted. It is very clear in scripture, it’s for you to be planted in a place and receive the messages in that place and to be divinely connected where He sets you in. The majority of the body of Christ do not allow themselves to be planted by the Holy Spirit. Kenneth Copeland said this; “The majority of the body of Christ never ask the Lord; where are you planting me Lord?” In case they may have to actually go there. He said, that the place where God is planting you is your wealthy place, your laughing place. It’s your growing place, it’s your maturing place. The highest call is to be a son of God, hallelujah.
His Mercy opportunity – judge yourself: In these messages, there will come a realization to judge yourself, because in the book of Peter it says judgement begins in the household of God and judge yourself so that you are not judged along with the world. The wicked evil world system raises their children in a particular way and it looks good to the eyes. But this is His mercy opportunity for you and I to follow Him, not the world system.
Mind packed with wisdom: Revelation 17:9 (AMP) This calls for a mind [to consider that is packed] with wisdom and intelligence. This is not something that you can just think you can blow off God here. It’s going to be of such a kind of message with such potential in it, of how to be transformed and take us to a new place, collective place. [it is something for a particular mode of thinking and judging of thoughts and feelings, and purposes]. The Word of God is going to come like a two-edged sword and divide between what’s Babylon and what’s the Kingdom of God, what’s the world system and your love of the world and what’s your love of God.
Uniqueness is found in Jesus: Everybody thinks they’re so unique and different in the world but they actually all like each other. Your uniqueness is only going to be found in Jesus. What perfect imprint He has made you to be of Himself.
Complete trust: I completely trust His Word to work in us, I completely trust this Word and these messages to do exactly what Jesus said they would do.
A word of caution: These are messages from Jesus. Do not demean them, refute them, subtract from them and reason against them or propagate them amongst yourselves. Jesus is going to unmask us with the messages. He says; I can’t let you go for the rest of your life masked by this world, it’s because I love you that I am going to unmask you.
Laodicean church: Jesus writes a letter to the Laodicean church He says here, “I know all that you do, I know that you are neither frozen in apathy nor fervent with passion but because you are neither hot nor cold but lukewarm…I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” This word ‘spit’ is very powerful, it means this – I am about to reprimand you and give you out of My mouth, I am going to let you have words out of My mouth, because that’s what that word means in the Aramaic. For you claim, “I’m fine, I’m rich, I don’t need a thing yet you are clueless, poor, blind and barren and naked, so I counsel you to purchase gold.”
God is bringing us the gold now: This is our opportunity now to go for gold. God is bringing me an opportunity to be refined by the fire by bringing me gold and it’s His resurrection life in us that does it. It is not something you try to do yourself, it’s done by the power of the Holy Spirit in you and the words coming to you and you go, “Yes, yes Lord, I see Lord. Yes Lord, I turn away; yes Lord, You have my honesty – I’m walking away. I see Lord, yes Lord.”
He says, 18 So I council you to purchase gold perfected by fire, so that you can be truly rich. 19 All those I dearly love I unmask and train. All those I dearly love, I unmask. (Revelation 3:18 – 19). He sees through all of our masks. We have many – some we know of and some we don’t even know. 19 All those that I dearly love, I unmask and train. So repent and be eager to pursue what is right. (Revelation 3:19 TPT) 20 Behold, I’m standing at the door, knocking. You see, He has an open door, but He is knocking here at a closed door. He is knocking here at a door that is shut to Him to come in with His words. 20 If your heart is open, to hear my voice and you open the door within I will come into you and I will feast with you and you will feast with Me. The one who overcomes, the one who conquers and overcomes and is victorious. What? – over the world. This is that which overcomes the world system – our faith. The one who overcomes and is victorious. 21 I will give the privilege of sitting with Me on My throne to rule and reign. There’s the authority. Just as I conquered and sat down with my Father on His throne. 22 The one whose heart is open let him listen carefully to what the Spirit is saying now to the churches. (Revelation 3:20 – 22 TPT)
Don’t live in regret He doesn’t come to bring you gold and fire, so that you can live in regret of things you didn’t see, and things you didn’t know and light you didn’t have. He just wants your honesty with Him. That light was always available to be had, to be sought after. Ignorance is not an excuse with God. He has given you His church to be planted in, His five-fold ministry to minister to you, His Bible that you can read and seek things out for yourself. He has given you the Holy Spirit that lives inside of you. God’s people perish, for a lack of knowledge. It doesn’t mean that there is a lack of knowledge, the very next part says, you turned your back on knowledge (Hosea 4;6) you turned your back on it. So there’s no lack of knowledge, it’s all in here. You can search the scriptures daily for your life. The Holy Spirit will be faithful to show you everything.
Come to God like a child: Lord, You bring Your light, You bring your discipline to me, I welcome your discipline, I welcome Your reproof, Your rebuke. I want it all. Because if I acknowledge my sin, He is faithful and just to forgive me and cleanse me. Cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Immediately that transaction happens in my heart with God. It is a painful process, but I want it quick, quick Lord. God is going to help you jump over some big hoops.
Pastor Sharon: 14 Be committed to teach the believers all these things when you are with them in the presence of the Lord. (2 Timothy 2; 14 TPT) 16 And avoid empty chatter and worthless words, (2 Timothy 2; 16 TPT). That day when we received that great light about “debt free” we received it on the same level. You see that’s what happens when you’re a doer of the Word like Kenneth Copeland is, and you speak the message of what you do, it carries with it the power to put you right up to where he is. In his revelation, it’s not less light you get, it is the same light. Look well to yourself and to [your] teaching; for by so doing you will save both yourself and those who hear you. (1 Timothy 4:16 AMPC). So it is what I do with the Word that carries the most power. Avoid empty chatter, worthless words against the message of Jesus. Even conversations of your heart-the Lord hears them. It’s a new place we are all finding ourselves in now.