Joy And Praise Intensive Part 1 – Ps Sharon Bendixen (WTB)

“⁹But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, The things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.¹¹ For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:9‭-‬11 KJV)

God wants to make very specific points here today for those who have ears to hear.

That which intensifies or emphasizes, requires to a high degree, and intensive is highly concentrated.
It tends to strengthen and increase causing you to increase in degrees, involving a lot of work, complete, and extremely detailed and done with a lot of care.
Intensive activity involves concentrating a lot of people on one particular task in order to achieve a great deal in a short time.
Concentrated, thorough, unswerving, exhaustive, full, profound, complete, heavy, and intense.
To turn one’s attention to strain and stretch, to be fervent and intense.
To direct one’s attention, to pay attention, give heed, to hear, strain in quest of something, be zealous.
Absolute, all embracing, all encompassing, all pervading, clean, clear, comprehensive, concentrated, consummate, deep, pervasive, profound, pure, radical, straight, sweeping, unreserved, unrestricted, uttermost.
It involves a maximum intensive, involves the maximum use of time and energy. Having a high concentration of a specified quality or elements.

I will build:
Jesus says, “I will build.” He is the head of the church. He is building. Everything in our lives is to be focused and stretched and strained and to be given attention to, to what Jesus is doing. Where Jesus is permitted to build, there the gates of hell shall not prevail against. (Matt 16:18)
Jesus speaks to His local churches very personally, He leads them, He is with them.
In 2012, Kenneth Copeland prophesied, The most powerful move of God will take place in the local church.
The glory of God will fall in the churches that are preaching and teaching and going strong in the Word of Faith. Local means; to be positioned and placed and confined and appointed to a particular part of the body. It’s not just a group of people getting together to sing happy songs. And hear a nice exhorting message and go home and live like the rest of the world and have no change. Have no change of mind, have no change of heart, have no change of lifestyle.

God wants first things first. He’s building ecclesia here. He wants to build strong local churches. It’s not out there for you somewhere, it’s right here in the local church.
A strong local church means the people are spiritual, they are strong in the Lord and then the power of His might. They’re in union with Him and they are drawing their strength from the union with Him. And they are planting the words and the messages that Jesus is bringing to them in their hearts.

This is in the heart of God. He was revealing His heart to me and saying, My heart is that everything in Music Ministry comes here first. It’s my priority. It’s my top priority. Secondary is how it feeds to others. It’s what I do in my live assembly.
He emphasizes this; where My saints gather, live, where I can do live streaming, this is live spiritual streaming, His spirit, live streaming to your spirit. I live stream, I transmit life in my gathered, assembled church, I am present where My people are present.
He said, “If this church keeps thinking and expecting our music to go like we’ve seen other churches music go, because of media and television, popular, comparing, we will miss completely because our expectation is misplaced. We will miss completely the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in Music Ministry in this local church.” We misplace our expectation completely knowing that God’s music ministry in this local church is for me, to lift me up.


“¹³Those that be planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God.” (Psalm 92:13 KJV)

We should go where God plants us, not to our places of comfort, convenience, and preference. The Lord’s highest for you is the local church where He planted you. There is a messenger, there is a legitimate legislative assembly. There the teaching will come. Everything that you need is in the local church, your local church to be planted. If you’re not in that place you cannot claim the maximum for your life.
Planted means He carries you with such loving tender care and He places you into a place where you will feed, and He will lead, and you will drink.

How are you receiving the messages?

“¹²For I neither received it of man neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:12 NKJV).”
When God brings a message through a messenger that has been listening to Him, the transmission is perfect.

Don’t listen to the message resisting. Receive it with meekness. When you receive the Word with meekness and with humility and not with questioning and reasoning and doubting and murmuring and speaking against it in your heart; when you receive it with meekness then it’s engrafted. Then it becomes engrafted.

Receive it with great regard. Hear God speak it to your heart. It is the rhema word, alive and active. At once I’m at one with the Word. It judges me right now in the light. In the light I am receiving His Word right now.

If Jesus is transmitting to you spirit and life, and you are souling the messages, you’re getting nothing engrafted. There is nothing active and alive and energizing in you because you are in your soul with the message. You are in your intellect, and Jesus is giving to you from the Tree of Life and you’re listening from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, saying to yourself, I will decide what I receive.
Don’t come listening to the messages and be self conscious, that way is bondage. Have your spirit ready to receive. That is where freedom is.

Where are we now?
Nehemiah chapter 8 is where we are.
God is fitting this church out for the things that are coming on the earth and He wants us strong and ready and overcoming everything. Overcoming everything all the time; habitually, continuously, and repeatedly being overcomers in all things – personal, in all things in this Ecclesia, in this Church. This time is holy unto God.

This is not the time to mourn and weep.This is not a time to be comparing yourself to the Word of God, and finding yourself, weighing yourself up to it, and finding yourself wanting and lacking and then being mournful and sorrowful and weeping about it. This is a time to receive what the Lord has said to you so far.

How do we listen now? You must listen to the Word of God with joy, not comparing yourself to what you used to be.
God says our deliverance has come. As a people, God has brought us to this place of maximum. God has brought us to this place of understanding of Ecclesia. God has brought us to this place of understanding.
It’s with joy in prayer. It’s very strategic and intentional that we have to manifest this joy, now. We have to be joyful people! We are in a season of continuous praise and rejoicing.

I don’t want to eat from the tree of death. I am done comparing myself. Looking at myself all the time. I receive the purity and the power of God’s Word to my spirit, letting it judge all the thoughts and purposes of my heart. I am joyful. I am in a season of continuous praise and rejoicing.