The Church And Chaos Part 1 – Ps John And Sharon Bendixen (WTB)
It is time of us to have camp meeting. We are doing what the God thing is to do. He wants to meet with us, and He wants us to meet with Him. We are beginning, we are starting this weekend with camp meeting.
In the 1800 people often came in wagons, set up camp and attended an outdoor tent revival. They weren’t in a hurry because they didn’t have to go anywhere, and the Spirit of God could move freely. God instructed Kenneth E, Hagin in 1973 to hold camp meetings.
The purpose and the power of camp meeting:
– battle-axe and weapon of war that broke down walls of wickedness throughout the nation.
– an opportunity for true Sabbath rest.
– to pass from business and busyness to tranquillity.
– uncluttered time and space, to distance ourselves from the frenzy of our own activities.
– to see and hear what God is doing.
– where things happen in an intentional way, each year.
– to replace false narratives adopted from the world, with the true narratives about God.
– fellowship and to have holy conversations.
– to promote spiritual life among our people.
– to frequently engage in prayer.
– for those who are burdened and those looking for divine healing.
– for all to receive proper attention and spiritual upliftment.
– a meeting wholly devoted to spiritual interest.
– for singing and for praise and instrumental music.
The success of camp meeting depends on you.
I believe God has started something and He’s going to increase it. He wants to use these meetings for His glory and His purpose.
Ukraine was a thriving democratic society six weeks ago. Ukraine is now a picture of brokenness and destruction. Millions of people had to walk away from a normalized life to save their lives. The news only talks about political motivation, economic impacts, coalitions, global denomination, people’s agendas etc. Nothing is said about devils, demons, satanic powers, rulers of darkness, spiritual forces, wickedness in high places. Do you think what is happening between Russia and the Ukraine is just one military, stronger, powerful country trying to dominate another country? No, there are demonic powers that are at work in the human globe, and it is possible that the events that we are busy witnessing may lead to things that are end times activities. I don’t know whether you believe this is just human stuff, but whether you really believe it or not – the devil is behind this, and this is not God that’s causing violence and war.
Romans 6:17-18 AMPC
17 But thank God, though you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient with all your heart to the standard of teaching in which you were instructed and to which you were committed. 18 And having been set free from sin, you have become the servants of righteousness conformed to the divine will in thought, purpose, and action).
When you are no longer a slave to sin, you are actually righteous. You are made righteous which means, in your spirit man, you want to conform to the divine will, the divine thought, and the divine purpose of God. It’s what you were born again for, so that you are no longer a slave to sin, but you are righteous and in your righteousness, you wish to do the will of God. When you are not wishing to do the will of God, you actually have to choose to say, “I rather choose my old life of slavery”.
John 15:1-4 (AMPC)
1 I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. 2 Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.3 You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you]. 4Dwell in me and I will dwell in you.
If you are connected to God you must bear fruit. Which is the highest truth in your life, your circumstances or the life of God that you can live?
Do you think what is happening in Ukraine is any different to when the enemy comes after you in your life? Do you think it’s any different spirit that is at work? They are trying to make you the slaves of sin, and not allow you to walk in the freedom of righteousness? Do you think there’s any difference in the war that’s taking place? I’m trying to tell you that wherever you allow the devil to come into your life and into your world, and give him access into your world, he’s busy firing missiles at the structure of your life and it is taking out entire blocks of flats, in your emotions, in your thinking, in your words, and in your life.
If you wanted a visual representation of what the devil is trying to do to you, as a person, just go and look at what’s happening to that infrastructure of Ukraine. He is trying to destroy your health, your education facilities, your communication ability – everything that you have. So go look at Ukraine and see what the enemy of God is doing there. The infrastructure of that nation has crumbled.
I’m telling you now that there are demonic forces out there that are throwing arrows, bombs at you, at your life, in your mind, in your emotions, in your world, causing you to speak words, causing you to think thoughts, causing you to take actions and he’s busy blowing up the spiritual infrastructure of your world.
God offers you an alternative, and the alternative is, stay connected to Him in the Vine, because when you stay connected to Him in the Vine, you will bear fruit. Your fruit will create infrastructure in your life, spiritual infrastructure, spiritual health buildings, spiritual communication capabilities, spiritual education, spiritual financial Wall Streets in you, to bear fruit.
If you are living by the instinct of yourself, you are attracting the bombs of Russia (the devil). His whole plan is to take you out. God says, “Come, stay connected to Me; stay in union with Me, stay vitally connected to Me and let My life flow in you”. As Life flows into you, you begin to act on what God tells you to do and He begins to build that infrastructure in your life and He begins to give you all the ammunition you need.
I’m waking you up to the fact that the devil is busy and it’s time for us to be serious about God. My job is to show you how to defeat your enemy. If you don’t allow God to give you an Iron Dome, those missiles are going to destroy your spiritual infrastructure. Praise the Lord that He has given us the ability to stay connected to Him. And when we stay connected to Him, we bear fruit and as we bear more fruit, we dwell with Him, He dwells with us and we begin to build a spiritual infrastructure of communication, of health, of financial wellbeing. We begin to develop a support structure of people that we can call on, people that we are connected to, people that can stand in faith with us. Relational infrastructure.
What we need in the natural world is in the spirit realm.
God is going to bring restoration and recovery over this weekend – relationship miracles, financial miracles, emotional miracles. You can end up like Ukraine or you can end up with a powerful military kind of organization. If you have been living in a Ukraine life, then let this be the beginning where you start clearing out all the old stuff, and all those things that have been broken down just to take a big bulldozer and say, “God, in the spirit, I move this out of the way so that You can rebuild, restore, recreate, redevelop – let it come. Build something new in me, Lord. Take the bulldozer of Your Spirit and take that rubble and push it out of my heart, out of my live and out of the way so that You can begin to rebuild what needs to be rebuilt. Re-store. Re-invest in the infrastructure Father, right now in Jesus’ name.