Scripture References: Luke 19:1-10 (AMPC), Luke 19:7 (MSG), Luke 19:11-27 (MSG)
Praise You, Jesus. Praise the Lord. It’s a good day to be in church. Glory to God. I think you’ve got to turn around to someone and just say, “I’m ready for the Word today.” And then you may be seated. Praise the Lord.
If you don’t know this yet, this is a good morning for you to find out; I’m going to be away for the whole month of October. Hallelujah. It’s more challenging to me in my soul for me to say that than for you to hear it, I promise you. Hallelujah. But I’m on assignment to do things with Brother Jerry Savelle, and continue to be obedient to the Lord in the way that I need to go about doing some things in my life right now. Hallelujah.
So, I want to say thank-you for your prayers for me, and for Pastor Sharon, but thank you for your prayers for me. I know every week in the prayer connect groups people are praying for me everywhere. I had an experience I want to quickly tell you about; I had an experience where I was sitting and having my own time with the Lord and I had this, I had this immediate sense of what God was doing with your prayers for me. And I don’t want to say I had an open vision, but I had a revelation of the Spirit and I saw your prayers that are being prayed for me. How can I say it? It’s almost like all of you were in a wave, and all of your words were creating the wave, and this wave was washing over me. And you know like, if you’re standing in a, in a sea and you’re not too deep into the waves, but you’re deep enough into the waves that if a big one comes along, doesn’t matter how big you are, it’s going to knock you over, because it’s just one of those big waves that come along and suddenly they’re just, you’re just deep enough that it knocks you right off your feet because it’s that strong enough so you can’t actually stand. It just literally picks you up off your feet and it washes you. That’s how I felt about your prayers.
It was like you were all in the wave. Your words were creating the wave before the throne room of God, and this Holy Spirit tide was washing over me and it literally picked me up and carried me to the destination that God had for me. Hallelujah. I shared that a little bit with Pastor Sharon. The Lord has given me more articulation about the way I felt about it when I first shared it with her, but this is the best way I can describe it. And so all I can say is, thank you that you pray for me. Hallelujah.
I think you are experiencing what God has been declaring for some years now. That we would, we would be in a process where we would have a three-year period where God would manifest Himself in our ministry and we would get to 2017 and we would have an identity change, you know. We’re in 2018 and towards the back end of it and I feel as though the identity change is not complete yet, but it soon will be. Praise the Lord. And so I continue to be obedient to God and follow God in the direction for, for us and for me, because it needs to happen to me first before it can happen to us. Amen.
And so, when I started off on this process of planning to be away for this amount of time, from y’all, and the great love of my life, my soul was in turmoil and as I stand here today I have to say that I have used the Word and I have used the divine assignment and alignment of God to quieten my soul. But if I, for one minute let stop doing that, my soul will take over and I will probably just cancel my air tickets and not go, because that’s just how my humanity feels. But I know, in this case, my spirit man must dominate, so that I can go and do and be and have what God needs for us. Amen. Praise the Lord.
So I’m going to just give you a little bit of insight of what my trip looks like. I leave this week and when I land the next day begins the 20th anniversary and celebration set of services for 4 days with Brother Jerry and Brother Jesse Duplantis. They are doing the 20-year motorcycle rally convention at Fort Worth in Crowley and because we now have, and I am Chariots of Light leader, I am invited as the other country, so there is Canada, USA, Australia, us and I’m the representative of us going to Chariots of Light. You know, I feel this way; when Jesus came He tells the story of a man who was looking for people to come and work in his vineyard and he came at 8 o’clock in the morning or early in the morning and he said come and work and here’s your wage. Then he came at lunch time and he gave the guys the same wage. Then he came late in the afternoon and he gave those guys the same wage as the early morning guys. I feel like all of those guys did 20 years of work in Chariots of Light and I come in at the last time and I’ve got the same wage. Ha ha ha! I do. I mean because, you know, I’m just new into the game here, but I’m invited and I’m going to be part of the celebration and what a wonderful thing that is. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
So my trip also involves a couple of very neat things in between, which I’m not going to share with you today because there are spectacular and amazing and very powerful and personal, and it’s another thing; when I come back you will know all about it, but I don’t want to tell you about it until it’s done. You know, but all I can say is wow! You know, wow! You know, sheesh, even for me it’s a bit sort of mind blowing, you know. But, part of what’s happening is that, um, we have a number of Bible schools that have been going at a slower pace, but they continued to function and operate in the state of Florida and so I’m going to Florida and I’m going to be doing Bible school graduations and some ministry there in the state of Florida. Um, I go then with Brother Jerry and we go and do the first meetings ever that Brother Jerry’s ever done in the country of Cuba. So I’ll be flying, meeting him in Miami and we go from Miami and we go to Cuba. And then we come back and I do a … with him in his minister’s conference and then I fly back home.
So it’s quite a full schedule, but what a wonderful, what a wonderful… oh! And in-between I’m doing a chariots ride in the State of Tennessee with Brother Jerry. And I wait to see which chariot is going to be mine. I have been told to not rent a chariot and hold on and wait and see which chariot will become mine. I am chariot you know that I will precede. So you know there is a beautiful ride that is happening in, what they call the Blue Mountains, it’s in the State of Tennessee and apparently it is one of …you know if you see those pictures with lots of beautiful leaves in the autumn and all of that in America, it’s one of those sort of picturesque rides where you go through the mountains and we’re going to enjoy some wonderful days together.
So I will share with you what I can on Facebook, as I can and when I can, you know. But praise the Lord, God is good. Hallelujah.
So before I go, I need to do this by the Holy Spirit. I have a very significant message I must preach this morning. If yesterday wasn’t significant enough for you, then this morning God’s just going to top it off really. But I do need to do this. I need pastor Sharon to come and stand by me, hallelujah. And I want you all to be in agreement with me, but I’m doing this under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and I lay my hands on her, and I want you to all agree with me. Stretch out your hands with me.
And Father I impart to Sharon before I leave, the spiritual wisdom, and the spiritual authority that she needs to continue to run and function and operate in this ministry. As the spiritual leader of this ministry, under my delegated authority, while I am away. And those that are called alongside her to help her, Father, that they would step up, they would hear the wisdom of God, not the counsel of men. And I pray Father that she is protected and her spirituality is protected. She has the peace of God on her, and I thank you Lord that she will flow in a greater anointing than ever before for this period of time that I’m away. No weapon formed against her will prosper. I thank you for it Father, that Your blessing rests upon her, in Jesus Name. And everybody said, Amen. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
It’s a wonderful day, it’s a wonderful day. I believe in that you know, I believe in that. So, Miranda, I forgot to send you my message this morning and then I did it in the service. So you got it? Good, hallelujah. Praise Jesus.
The title of the message that I’m going to minister to you this morning is: Anytime Victory. Anytime Victory. Praise the Lord. In Luke chapter 19 verse 1 Jesus is entering into Jericho and I’m reading from the Amplified Bible
Luke 19:1-2 (AMPC) 1And [Jesus] entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2And there was a man called Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector, some translations will call him a publican and [he was] rich. Everybody say, “He was rich.” This has been a common theme this weekend. Every time I read you something in the Bible it seems like every where Jesus went, or God went, or somebody said anything about something they were rich, and very, very rich and very wealthy. Isn’t it? I think God’s trying to give us a message. Right? Praise the Lord.
Luke 19:3-7 (AMPC) 3And he was trying to see Jesus, which One He was, but he could not on account of the crowd, because he was small in stature. 4So he ran on ahead and climbed up in a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass that way. 5And when Jesus reached the place, He looked up and said to him, Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today. 6So he hurried and came down, and he received and welcomed Him joyfully. 7And when the people saw it, they all muttered among themselves and indignantly complained, He has gone in to be the guest of and lodge with a man who is devoted to sin and preeminently a sinner.
It didn’t matter that actually he was a Jew, they considered him to be a sinner. The reason they considered him to be a sinner, because he was collecting taxes on behalf of the Roman government from the Jews. And so there was no, there was no watchdog over the tax collectors. So the tax collectors would, other than they needed to give a certain amount of money to the Romans. So that was always the problem, is that the tax collectors were always collecting more taxes from the Jews, handing over less to the Romans, and they became very rich. So that’s why they always considered them to be sinners.
So the message translation of verse seven says, Luke 19:7 (MSG). 7…Everyone who saw the incident was indignant and grumped, like grumpy “What business does he have getting cozy with this crook?”
So when Jesus comes into his house, verse eight, Luke 19:8 (AMPC) 8So then Zacchaeus stood up and solemnly declared to the Lord, See, Lord, the half of my goods I [now] give [by way of restoration] to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone out of anything, I [now] restore four times as much. 9And Jesus said to him, Today is [Messianic and spiritual] salvation come to [all the members of] this household, since Zacchaeus too is a [real spiritual] son of Abraham; 10For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.
So it is an interesting scenario here, that Zacchaeus is declared by Jesus to be a true son of Abraham. Not just by birth right, but because he was a man that was in faith. He was considered to be a man of faith. Not because he climbed up the tree to see Jesus, although that was an expression of his hunger. He was considered to be a true son of Abraham, because of his faith in God, and he was in a position that when he encountered Jesus, the life of Jesus convicted him about his financial behaviour pattern. So I don’t know if you can do the maths. If he says, “All of my wealth, I’m going to give half to the poor and if I crooked anybody out of it, I’m going to give four times as much back to them.” So he couldn’t have crooked everybody out of all of their money, because he wouldn’t have had enough money to give it back to them. So he probably felt quite safe that he wasn’t actually a crook. You know that he had made his wealth within a legitimate framework. Nevertheless, he felt compelled under the relationship with Jesus, that he now engaged him. He felt compelled to give half of his money away.
So first thing I want to say to you today. The Bible is very clear, that money is the root of all evil. The love of money, is the root of all evil. The love of money is the root of all evil. If you have evil in your life, it’s got a root into money. Come on. Anytime Victory. Somebody might say, you can’t say it like that Pastor John, because I don’t love money. If you have evil in your life… So if you have evil in your life, its somewhere along the line, there is the love on money involved.
Oh no, but Pastor John, I’m a tither, I’m a giver, I’m a person who, you know, I’ve got those things in order. You may be, but that doesn’t preclude you from loving money. And you may not see a direct connection between love of money and something that is a twisted way in your life. But if you break it all down, it’s because you are more loving what money can do for you, and the choices you can make because you have money, rather than making the right choices, regardless of money.
It’s no coincidence that Jesus also says you got to stand and make a choice. You either have to serve God, or you got to serve Mammon, money. You cannot serve both of them. You will love the one, or hate the other one. So God is pretty clear about this thing called money. That it actually plays a very big deal in a big part in the Christian’s life, in everybody’s life. I want to just say this to you that this message comes at the end of 11 weeks of teaching on Jacob’s constellation, Laban syndrome, and now Anytime Victory. So if you take this morning’s message just on its own, and you look at it on its own. I have designed it so that it will stand on its own, but it is better evaluated with everything that I’ve said before. Praise the Lord. And I have preached quite significantly about God saying, “You got to love Me, or you got to love money.” You can’t love the two.
And so He goes on to speak in Matthew chapter 6. He goes on to speak about all of these things that money does to you. What it does is, it makes you concerned about where you are going to live, where you are going to eat, what you are going to drink, what you are going to wear, and all of the cares of this world, all of the deceitfulness of riches, the lust of other things, the lust of the eyes, all of these things are involved in your life, because the root of that is money.
So if people come to church, and they come to a church where they say, “Pastor we want you to teach us about spiritual life, don’t teach us about money, because spiritual life and money are two separate things.” I have to say that Jesus made it very clear that actually they are so tightly connected, that you got to make a choice between one or the other. If you see me and any of the wonderful men of God that I am connected to, be extravagant in anything in our lives. You should not be judging our lifestyle based on what we have accumulated, or what wealth we have, or where we live, because that is not an indication of whether we love money or not.
On the contrary, I will say that I can certainly speak for Brother Jerry. I’m not as close to Brother Jesse and others in the ministry, but I can pretty much speak for Brother Copeland and Brother Jerry. And I am not trying to speak for them, but I know them well enough since I served on Brother Copeland’s board for 10 years. I know him well enough that he does not actually have the money approach because he loves money. On the contrary, he has as much money because he didn’t love money, he loves God. And so, if you go to the end of Matthew chapter 6 verse 33, and He says, “If you seek God and all His ways of doing things, then all these things will be added to your life.” So He is saying, the way you get Anytime Victory, is not to live worrying about money. It’s to live without the worry of money. Praise the Lord.
So Zacchaeus, I don’t want to talk too much about Zacchaeus this morning, but God gave me this, to have an entrance into this discussion today, into this ministry today, with Zacchaeus as the entrance point.
There are a couple of things about Zacchaeus that I very quickly want to show you. The one thing I want to show you about Zacchaeus, is that he heard a lot of things about Jesus. And he was a wealthy man that obviously lived a wealthy man’s lifestyle. And other versions of Zacchaeus’s story will tell you that he had fine clothing and things like that. He didn’t care about any of that on the day. When Jesus was coming past his house, he made it his business to sacrifice everything that was important to him, and climb up a tree with as little dignity as he could probably, you know…. I mean, climbing up a tree to see someone else when you are a dignified, wealthy man that has status and prominence, and even though you’re used to people’s criticisms, to climb up a tree to see a man walking by, is really just, what’s that? That’s undignified, but his hunger to recognize and to see who this man was that he heard a lot about, was greater that his dignity. It was greater than his humanity and all of the soul stuff that goes with that. He was more desperate to see Jesus. So he placed himself, that in his hunger, Jesus would see him.
I think that Jesus would have seen him anyway. Because when the woman with the issue of blood came bursting through the crowd, and she touched His garment to be healed, He instantly knew someone had touched Him. And the people even said, everybody is touching You Jesus, how can You…? Because somebody touched Me with faith, and healing virtue flowed out of my body. He knew that instantly. So I think that if Jesus passed by his house, He would have probably walked into his house anyway, because of his faith. But his faith was demonstrated in his hunger and his lack of dignity. And sometimes you just got to reveal you hunger by doing something undignified, and something completely radical, and something completely so out of your personal character, that Jesus pays attention to your hunger.
Come on now, can I tell you, I have done that a few times in the last three or four years, and I am about to do it again. I’m doing something right now that is out of my comfort zone. Because, who give up their lives for as many weeks, as I’m giving up my life to go and pursue another man? When you are in your fifties. Who does that? Well I choose, and this is where my soul comes in, I choose to put my dignity, my reputation, and my profile on the side, and say, “I don’t care what people say about me, I don’t care what they have to think about me, I’m going to go, and I’m going to stay, and I’m going to get whatever God has got for me.”
And I did that last year, and God did spectacular things. You remember? You remember me flying in Brother Copeland’s jet and all? You know, me flying in Brother Jerry’s jet and all? And me kind of doing a tour of California on bikes and hanging out with those guys, and me getting onto television with Brother Jerry, and all and all. You remember?
You remember and when I went there was a lot of uncertainty about what I was going to do with my time. And yet God used it. Now, I’m pushing the envelope even more. Come on now. Praise the Lord!
I know I look sharp today. But I’ll tell you, I’ll give all this image and this sharpness to sit at any one of those great men that I’m going to spend time with, for anything that they might have to say to me. I’ll go and sit there in rags if I have to, because what value do these clothes mean to what they can impart to me. Do you believe that? Then if you believe that, you’ve got to believe that what they’re doing for me you could not get, unless I did this. And so, you understand what this means.
I’m going to talk about my blood sons, for a minute. So, I don’t know where my other blood son is, his around here somewhere, but he is at the back so I’ll… There he is! So I have both my blood sons, blood born sons in the meeting today. I have a lot of spiritual sons in the house here, but if I just take my two blood sons, you understand that God birthed them from my loins, God gave them the Spirit of Christ that is in them, because they heard the message from me. You understand that the legacy that God has placed on all of us, at this point in time God has chosen me to be the conduit. His future and Garth’s future will be hindered if I don’t do this. How hindered will they be? If I don’t do this I will never know, because I will never be able to determine the value of how much they could not achieve. Let me put it this way. When the Lord spoke to Brother Copeland, Jerry Savelle was twenty-years-old, more or less, twenty-one-years-old, more or less and if you see pictures of Brother Jerry when he was that age, he was a skinny little short guy, skinny guy. And even Brother Copeland made this comment of him one day, “How can this man ever preach anything?” Because if you looked at his physical appearance according to Brother Copeland, you know, this man couldn’t be a great preacher about anything. I promise you, that’s what he said. But you see Brother Copeland stood in a service and he called him out and he said, “Jerry, God’s called you and me together, and we’re going to go and travel around the world together, and we’re going to change the world together preaching the gospel of faith and it’s up to you to make it come to pass.” And he carried on.
What would have happened to me if Jerry had not obeyed? Where would my calling have been today if Brother Jerry had not obeyed? If Brother Jerry had not obeyed, there would have been a vacuum in the Spirit that I being called to him wouldn’t have been able to connect to that space. So then you’ll have to say, God would have to create an alternative, He would have, but that was not God’s best plan. So where I’m standing today is directly because he obeyed.
So what would have been the implication for all of you, had that not happen? So isn’t important that we all have to do what we have to do? It was important for Zacchaeus to get out of his fancy clothes and show his hunger by getting into a tree, so that Jesus could come to His house. And when he made a statement about his money. Jesus said, “Today salvation comes to you and all of your household Zacchaeus.” Zacchaeus redeemed his children and his children’s children, because he made one decision to climb up a tree and show God his hunger. And so, you know what that allows me to do? That allows me to walk in anytime victory. Because their price that they paid, allows me to walk in victories that I don’t have to even pay for. They paid the price for victories I can walk in anytime. Jesus paid the price so that they could walk in victories anytime. They walked in victories that we can walk in and paid the price for that we can walk in victories anytime. Hallelujah.
I’ve said this to you all many times. I know this. You can walk in victories in your marriage. If you listen to what Sharon and I have done, and you observe the way we live our lives in marriage, and you can walk in victories and you don’t have to pay the same price as we paid. You have to do the Word, but you don’t have to pay the price of having to fight the lack of knowledge that we had to fight. Now you have the knowledge and you don’t have to do a whole lot of work to get the knowledge. The knowledge is freely available to you. Hallelujah.
The same with the way we have lived our lives in faith. It’s the same thing we have understood at a spiritual level about submission to authority. The thing that the church fights the most is submission to authority. Because they don’t like what submission to authority means. And I understand that authority. I always say this, “Authority often is abusive” but you mustn’t judge my authority that God has given me by other people’s abuse. You know. Come look at my life and see if I’m an authoritarian that abuses my authority. And if you don’t see any evidence of it, then don’t judge me by it. And there is a lot of people that have got a lot to say about Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Savelle and all the prosperity- and Jessie, and the stuff that they walk in, that they don’t give enough money to the poor, why are they buying a new jet? You don’t know how much money they give away. I have an idea of how much money they give away. And let me tell you they give tens of millions of dollars away to the preaching of the gospel and to the poor. So isn’t it any wonder that God blesses them with more and more. Hallelujah. Anytime victory.
So Jesus has every body’s attention. Luke 19. I’m reading from verse 11. Luke 19:11-27 (MSG) 11While he had their attention, and because they were getting close to Jerusalem, this is the Message Translation, by this time an expectation was building that God’s kingdom would appear any minute, he told this story: 12”There was once a man descendant from a royal house who needed to make a long trip back to headquarters to get authorization for his rule and then return. But first he called ten servants together, he didn’t call three, he called ten together, gave them each a sum of money, and instructed them, ‘Operate with this until I return.’ 14”But the citizens there hated him. So they sent a commission with a signed petition to oppose his rule: ‘We don’t want this man to rule us.’ 15”When he came back bringing the authorization of his rule, he called those ten servants to whom he had given the money to find out how they had done. 16”The first said, ‘Master, I doubled your money.’ 17“He said, ‘Good servant! Great work! Because you’ve been trustworthy in this small job, I’m making you governor of ten towns.’ 18”The second said, ‘Master, I made a fifty percent profit on your money.’ 19”He said, ‘I’m putting you in charge of five towns.’ 20-21”The next servant said, ‘Master, here’s your money safe and sound. I kept it hidden in the cellar. To tell you the truth, I was a little afraid. I know you have high standards and hate sloppiness, and don’t suffer fools gladly.’ 22-23”He said, ‘You’re right that I don’t suffer fools gladly – and you’ve acted the fool! Why didn’t you at least invest the money in securities so I would have gotten a little interest on it?’ 24”Then he said to those standing there, ‘Take the money from him and give it to the servant who doubled my stake.’ 25”They said, ‘But Master, he already has double…’ 26”He said, ‘That is what I mean: Risk your life and get more than you ever dreamed of. Play it safe and end up holding the bag. 27” As for these enemies of mine who petitioned against my rule, clear them out of here. I don’t want to see their faces around here again.”
Come on, this is Jesus talking to the crowd, after He went into Zacchaeus’ house and said, “You have saved not only yourself, but your whole household after you.” Do you think money’s got anything to do with it? Do you think money’s got anything to do with our lives? Okay, if you don’t think so, just don’t; just stop working for a month and have no income and then say, “Well I don’t care about money.” Make it six months, “I don’t care about money.” See what happens. Eventually the people are going to still ask you for your stuff. Because you got to pay rent, you got to have food to eat, but there’s not going to be anything coming in. So don’t tell me money means nothing. Money is a means for us to live. So people who’ve got something to say about Christians living and understanding and having a proper relationship to money in the church, and they say you have an improper relationship towards money in the church. Well who’s the judge of what a proper relationship to money is in the church? The Word must be, Jesus must be, not other people’s opinion about how they live, and what kind of clothes they wear, and what kind of cars they drive. So people want to make it about that, because if I live by faith and I drive nice cars and wear nice clothes, then people say to me, “But you know, yeah you were squandering your money.” Well you don’t know how much money I have given, what I’m believing God for.
So when God supernaturally provides for me. So I know I look sharp today, and one of the reasons I look sharp today is, that someone decided that they wanted to bless me with clothes. So they sent me to a tailor, to have my measurements tailored for me and allowed me to choose any fabric and cloth I wanted to; suits, jackets, and anything I wanted to. They asked me and they said, “You go and we’ll pay for it.” So these are one of the jackets that were tailored for me. Whoever it was, I thank you. They wish to remain anonymous so, but I thank you. Don’t I look sharp? And if my son and his wife say that they had anything to do with the way I look, they don’t. This is all me, these are my choices, hallelujah.
So why would somebody do that for me? You don’t know how many clothes I bought. You don’t know how many times I’ve bought clothes for any other people, including Brother Jerry. So isn’t there going to be a harvest for me one day? So when my harvest comes, people shouldn’t judge my harvest. Because I did what I was supposed to do. God said to me, “Why don’t you bless this man? Why don’t you bless that man?” You don’t know how many bags of clothes, Sharon and I have given; the nicest, best quality fabrics we have given away. I arrived, I think Andrew was with me one time, we were in Zambia and we went to a little village with a clay hut and I arrived at a man’s house and I remarked afterwards I said, “That pastor of that little Church, hey Andrew, is wearing one of my old shirts.” It was a very expensive shirt that I bought in America, it’s time for me to move on and the shirt was good enough, and new enough, and quality enough that I was willing to give it away. Come on now. So you don’t know how much I’ve given away.
So when God says to somebody, “It’s time for you to pay for his clothes.” This is my harvest, this is right now, and you’re looking at harvest time. This should give you great joy, because you’re looking at harvest time and all the while through the message you’re looking at harvest time. So that should be a great thing for you, because if harvest can come to me, then it’s about time harvest comes to you. You never know when harvest is going slap you upside the side of the head and it caught me by surprise. Somebody wants to and; well they don’t know what I like and then they came up with this whole plan, here is a tailor, go choose your clothes, they’ll make it for you and I’ll pay for it. So I said, “Well that sounds like God to me, because they’re not buying clothes and doing something for me that I don’t even know what I’m going to get, and then they give me clothes and I’m not sure if I can wear it. Hello? Praise the Lord.
So this is the way I look, this is my look. But you’re looking at another harvest and this harvest is a harvest of obedience to God, when God said to me, nearly six years ago now, “John, I want you to get out of your lazy state and go cycling.” He says, “Because you’re in no condition that you need to be for Me to use you in your life, the way you need to be and I want to use you.” So I said, “Yes Sir.” And I spent hours riding on my bum, very sore hours riding on my bum. The other day, I was looking at a picture of myself, when I did my very first Argus, and I spent 6 hours and 47 minutes on that little saddle. That, I was very uncomfortable doing, because my bum wasn’t used to that, my shoulders were sore, my neck was sore, everything in my body hurt. My ITB’s hurt, my feet hurt, if there was a part in my body that didn’t hurt, I didn’t know it, because it felt like everything hurt. But here I am, all these years later, and God has not only energized me and strengthened me in their obedience, He’s given me more energy, to do more things and look sharper and look better and be more conditioned, so that when somebody phones me and said, “I want to bless you with clothes.” Then I could wear the clothes that I wanted to wear. For a good many years, I wanted this. I couldn’t get to look like this, if I hadn’t obeyed God six years ago, hallelujah.
So God can do many things for you, if you will obey Him. It doesn’t take just a moment and that’s what Brother Jerry was saying, “The faithful shall flourish.” And he said, “You’ve been faithful for a week? Not yet. Oh, you’ve been faithful for a month? Not yet.” It’s not that level of quick faithfulness that’s going to get the job done, you got to be an enduring faithful person. And just so that know I haven’t quit cycling and I haven’t quit running, not yet. I’m still running and I’m still cycling, and I’m getting fitter and stronger. I’m doing things that I’ve learned now that my body can handle, because I had to get to that place where I learned some things in the last six to eight months, I’ve learned some new things about body and about um stuff that’s good for me, that I’ve began to learn, that I wouldn’t have even thought about researching, instead of learning that stuff of my body, if I hadn’t already gotten into the condition that I was. So, your condition is very much determined on your determination and the precondition of your condition.
So, people want the harvest of Brother Jerry Savelle and they want to fly in airplanes, but they haven’t done anything to actually build their faith to even get a car. So, they judge people for using their faith for airplanes, but they can’t even use faith for themselves. Come on now, when you get to that level of faith, then maybe, you’re in a place, where you’ve got something to say about somebody’s faith.
So, I want to remind you and I’m doing this for myself, because I’m embarking on another journey. And this journey, is, Pastor Sharon and I, have made a decision, that we are about to sow, one of the biggest seeds we’ve ever sown, personally. That is part of my journey to the USA right now.
Brother Jerry did this. He said the Lord spoke to him and told him, when the ministry, when the Word came in sowing in famine, the Lord told him, to give out of ten divisions of his ministry, a $1,000 each and he gave $10,000 to brother Copeland, which came to a part, where he began to teach a message worldwide, about sowing in famine.
Yesterday I said, “God used Kenneth Hagin senior, to give Brother Jerry one of the harvests of that. He said, “Brother Jerry, I’m getting ready to give the biggest seed, I’ve ever given,” and he gave publicly, his airplane to Brother Jerry, which was one of the $1,000 seeds. So, that airplane, well I think Brother Jerry says on the plane, was worth two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. He gave $1,000 and he got a harvest of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in the form of a complete working airplane. So, if God can do that once, He can do that again.
So, the Lord has given me a revelation and I tell you this, just so that you know, where we are at, that the Lord began to deal with me that, as you know one morning I woke up, and if you don’t know this, today you will find out. I woke up and we’ve been praying, and we’ve been believing God for certain things and I woke up in my home and as I woke up that morning, I began to shout, and I began to say, we have the victory, we have the victory. We have the deliverance and we have the victory, right now.
So, when faith comes in your heart, faith makes the next step happen. So, if faith makes the evidence of things that you not yet see to be seen. So, even though you can’t see it, faith says, it’s already there. So, faith is the component that must come to maturity, for that to come into harvest. It is not, you see the harvest and then that’s your faith. Your faith comes to maturity and that pulls in the harvest.
So, when I woke up that morning, I knew my faith had come to maturity. So, when my faith came to maturity, I spoke out of that spirit of faith. I said, “We have the victory. We have it, we have it, we have it. I can’t see it with my natural eyes yet, but in my spirit, I know I have the victory. We have the victory”. Hello, anybody who has lived by faith will know, that when that comes to pass in your heart, it’s the victory note that is there already. When I knew, that I had faith, that I was debt free through the miracle power of Jesus, my confession was just affirming what I already knew in my heart. Then it took three years to be debt free, through the miracle power of Jesus, but my victory was won, when faith came.
So, faith doesn’t come by the results of what you see, faith comes by the hearing of the Word. So, faith comes when you hear the Word and you hear the Word, and you hear the Word. Then that Word gets in your heart and then there comes a time when that Word grows up and faith comes. When you have that faith, you know you have the results of that faith. So, therefore, I already have victory.
So, why am I sowing seed now? It’s a good question, that’s why the Lord gave me this. He gave me the story of Elisha. Elisha was sick and he was about to die and there was an ungodly king, who behaved very badly, as a king of Israel. He was tormented and he was under the control of the Syrians and Elisha was about to die. So, the king goes to visit Elisha and he addresses him this way, he says, now it slipped my mind. “My father, my father, the horsemen and the chariots of Israel,” that’s how he addresses him.
The king comes to the spiritual, man of God and he says, “My father, my father, the chariots and the horsemen of Israel”. Why is he talking like that? Because he knows as the king, that it’s going to take an act of war to be free of the Syrians, number one. Number two, it was the same words that Elisha spoke when Elijah departed. So, he was accessing the mantle, of the double portion. Come on, now. Bear with me. I’m talking to you about any time victory and this is my time of victory and I’m asking you to believe God with me. So, that we all do this together.
So, he walks, he goes to Elisha and he says, “I want to be free of the Syrians.” Elisha says, “Bring your bow and arrows” and he says, “Take my hand and put my hand on your bow, and so put your hand over my hand.” And so, the two of them are holding the bow together. He says, “Shoot your arrow, out of the window.” So, he shoots the arrow out of the window and as he shoots out of the window, as he shoots the arrow out of the window, the prophecy, Elijah prophesies and he says, “You’re going to have victory of Israel, over Syria.”
So, he says, “Strike the ground with your arrows”. So, the king takes his arrows and he strikes the ground three times and Elisha gets mad with him. He says, “Why did you stop? Why didn’t you strike the ground, six or seven times, then you would have had complete victory over your enemy.”
So, if you read the story, it is unclear, whether he, himself had a victory, at any time over the Syrians, but if you read it properly. The more, the better interpretation is that, his son actually had the victory over the Syrians, because there’s a record, that his son, who becomes the next king, had three victories over the Syrians. After he had those three victories, the Syrians came back and dominated the lineage of Israel for generations to come.
So, Elisha saw something, but he had to leave it up to the choice, of the king, to strike for victory and if he struck too many, too little times and that was all he was going to get. Come on now. There is this component in our walk with God that God will release His authority, He will release faith to us, He will give us power, but there are some things we must choose. If we don’t choose it, then we don’t experience what God wants us to experience. And there are some times when you will choose, and if you don’t choose enough, you don’t get victory for the next generation.
So I want to, I want to just be a little interactive here. Mind if I use you LeRoux here for a moment? I mean do you want to press in for God so that your daughter grows up as a mighty woman of faith? With everything you got. Because actually you, you guys and Liesl, you guys got to learn about faith a bit later on in your lives. So where you’re standing you may be tempted to look back and think well those years were wasted, huh, but nothing is wasted because God restores things and so you’re in that process of restoring. I’m using your daughter, because I can keep using my sons, but I want everybody else to think that that there is a, there is a, there’s a personal component to this. If you don’t press LeRoux, then your daughter is going to grow up with a different mind-set about God. I know she’s not, she’s sitting at the back there, she’s watching her mom and dad having this conversation with me. You know, but she’s going to grow up as a mighty woman of faith and if you want her to be known as anything in her life you would not want her to be known as the most intelligent girl that ever lived, or the greatest researcher, the greatest scientific breakthrough person. You would want her to be known as the greatest woman of faith, wouldn’t you? So whether she chooses that or not that ultimately one day will be her choice, but if you don’t do your job now, you make it much harder for her to make that choice.
What about you Loutjie, hey? I don’t see Zelda here today. Zelda-Mari, is she in the children’s church? Well that’s what I would have thought anyway. But I know you are pressing into God and you drive from Morgenzon every Sunday morning, 120 kilometres this way, and a 120 kilometres that way. Not because you think it’s a comfortable decision for you to make. You do it because you are determined in your spirit man for your children to have the start of faith that you didn’t have. Isn’t that right? You want them all to grow up so powerful in God that when they start their life off, they start off from a platform of faith that you took thirty, forty, whatever years to get there. And now they start on a platform from 10 years old or younger. I mean I’ve known them from when they were little tjokkers, so now they even growing up. You know. Isn’t that right? And for many of these years you’ve been driving from Morgenzon. I am trying to make a point here. You’ve shown hunger, you’ve shown hunger, God is answering your hunger. Every day He’s answering your hunger. He’s not only saved you today, but He is saving you in generations to come. Salvation has come to your household; salvation has come to your household in generations to come.
Come on Now, I am making this personal here, because you need to understand that if we don’t make the right decisions and it doesn’t matter what the enemy throws at you; you got to make decisions for Jesus. You got to make the decisions to walk and work for God. You got to make decisions for assignment. You can’t make decisions just because you need to make decisions, because you feel like making decisions. Come on the biggest enemy that the devil is going to use against us is our own selves, there’s no other permission that he can get. If you don’t give him permission, he has no permission. Praise the Lord.
(Pastor John addressing Pastor Melusi’s daughter) That’s why you go to university now and you have all that favour in university, because your mom and dad paid the price and they live by faith and they’ve set up a legacy for you where your faith started to be active and pulled in a future for you that you want for yourself. Isn’t that right? And so you’re 15 now right? 16? Fifteen. She looks like she’s 20 already, you know. I mean I’ve known you since almost before you were born. (Pastor John addressing Pastor Melusi) I mean when did you join the church Melusi? So how old was she then? Three? I feel like I’ve known you my whole life. You know what a great, what a great joy it is for me to see you using your faith to get yourself into a place in university in agreement with your mom and dad. What price did they pay? And they didn’t even know it, all these years they were working and believing in God and I know they come to talk to me about some of these struggles and being in a corporate, I want to be in the ministry and all that stuff, Melusi. In the meantime, you were living in faith in front of your kids, and your kids got it, and so now your kids are using their faith to get their stuff. Well she’s the oldest daughter so she’s going to show the other girls away.
Hey you guys, you’re the same hey? Your mom paid the price. And so here you sit on a Sunday morning in Witbank, coming with your mom to church from Johannesburg, and you come to use your faith. If you want to ask me? My price that I paid is worth it. Not just because I’ve got natural sons. I’ve got people sitting all over the church here living by faith, living by faith.
So I’m going to strike the ground with my arrows. I’m going to America to strike the ground with my arrows, because I have the victory. I’m not just going to strike the ground for one victory over one-time enemy. I’m taking my seed with my wife and I’m going to go and strike the ground for you and me, and I’m going to hit the ground as many times as I have to, because I want victories for generations to come. That’s the war that has happened in my soul, is this war trying to keep me here trying to keep me comfortable, trying to keep me managing this ministry and working with you all because I’m here, and I’m your shepherd and I’m your senior pastor. So the devil says to me, “What are they going to do without you for those many weeks?” Well I know what they’re going to do, you are going to grow and thrive and flourish because this is all in the order of God. Hallelujah.
I’m going to strike the ground. I want to remind you. This is what Brother Jerry said when we all sowed the last seed to him, remember? Sharon and I we were sitting in front of him, in Fort Worth. You remember, that the day we gave him the seed the next day he went into hospital and had a stroke on the operating table. You remember how significant God has used us in his life? You remember? So this thing that God is doing with me sending me to America for this time, this is not just a little whim. On the contrary, the war that I have had to be in with my own soul tells me how significant this is. Notwithstanding, many relationships around me have come under intense pressure in the last couple of weeks. Many relationships around me. Intense pressure. Because of this decision that I’ve made. Those relationships, they don’t even know that it’s because of this. But their relationships are under intense pressure because of this. I can tell you, almost certainly I know that there are many of you, that have begin to experience financial pressure.
Because our time for our victory is here, it’s right here. And always the devil brings more pressure at the moment of your victory, because he wants you at the last hour to quit. He wants you to quit at the last hour. We are not going quit, we are not quitting Melusi. Pastor Melusi I am in agreement with you, we don’t quit, that’s not in our language, it is not in our heritage and it is not in our legacy. When he fires his best weapon brother Jerry said then he’s just fired his last shot and your victory is around the corner. The word of the Lord comes through brother Jerry this is what he said. We were sitting opposite him in his boardroom.
Remember the Old Testament when the woman went out went to her husband and said, “The Prophet is coming. We need to build him a chamber, a prophet’s chamber you know, build him a little place to stay. And what the Lord said to me was this. “They didn’t wait until the Prophet got there, the chamber was a seed into his life into his ministry and they didn’t wait until he got there and then build a chamber. They did that before he got there”. And the Lord said, “When Joe (the faithful servant), told me what you wanted to do, He said (this is God telling Brother Jerry). He said, “Tell them (Sharon and me), you tell them, this is building the chamber for the prophet, this was done before I even got there. And then once he got there that seed produced the miraculous.
And I am believing this is what the seed is going to do. That this is the prophet’s chamber that you and Sharon, you John and Sharon and the people in the church, have prepared. And then when I do come, I believe it’s going to manifest in the miraculous. Then he prayed over the seed. This is what he said, “Well Father, I received this with humility and with joy because I know what it represents and I’m deeply touched by it Lord. And I want you, Holy Spirit to convey to every person who sowed in this, let them know how deeply touched I am by this and what a special significant this seed is to us. And Lord, just like You said to me, I want them to know that this represents the prophet’s chamber, in preparation of his coming. And Lord, I’m expecting the same thing to take place when I do arrive has happened in this story of this woman and this man, building that chamber for the prophet and once he got there it opened the door to the miraculous for the people who built that chamber.
Pastor John, (that’s you, that’s us) and so at that point in my notes here, I was weeping, because I knew what God was doing, tears were running down my face. And I’m believing that this is going to open the door to the miraculous for the people who built this chamber and Lord, I thank you for John and Sharon and their hearts desire to do this and how deeply touched I am by that and I’m just believing in the name of Jesus that this is going to cause manifestations of Your blessing, Your favor, Your miraculous
power on their behalf beyond anything they have ever experienced before. The prophet’s reward, I don’t know what all is involved in that Lord, but when You give to a prophet, you are entitled to the prophet’s reward. There’s a whole lot more involved in that, than what I know at this moment, but whatever it involves in its entirety, I’ll believe that for John and Sharon. Thank you, Jesus.
Now I want to tell you, that that culminated in Brother Jerry arriving here and Brother Jerry coming to do a revival here, and he was here for seven days. First time it was for three days then he came back for seven days. Uh, I mean if you really want to see any significance, three and seven. Are there any more significant numbers in the Bible? Three is the number of Resurrection; seven is the number of perfection. I mean I, you know, I don’t preach about that too much and I don’t want to get into all that but if you want to you can see something in that.
Well, I’m nearly done here this morning, but I needed to go and before I go, I needed to, I needed to share this with you. That, this thing that’s been going on with us for the last three or four years is not just a fly by night thing, this is a supernatural spiritual thing that God has done and continues to do. Hallelujah.
I know, I know that I’m I am pressing, I know, there are some things that I am pushing for and for some people in the ministry it’s, it’s causing a bit of discomfort. Because I’m pressing for more excellence and a higher level of quality in this ministry on many different fronts. I am. But if I keep doing the same thing and an expected a different result, you all know that that won’t happen. So I’ve got to change things to get a different result.
So, you know, I know people have said some things about me, because of this particular drive that I’m on, but really, I’ve got to obey God. I’ve got to obey God. I’ve got to obey God. I can’t not obey God this is too important for us in the generations ahead of us, Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
So I see this very clearly, when Brother Jerry came here and this has been growing bigger and bigger in me and when I come back, and we move into next year, the Lord is going have me do this with you. But the Lord showed me that what Brother Jerry did when he came here was, he gave us a bag of seeds and he came and he sowed in the first seed into a revival for us. And so what we are going to do is, we’re going to make sure that we keep watering the seeds that he came to plant, next year.
So I want to just remind you that when he came, that he was talking about, in his very first message he talked about how he’s always been hungry for revival. And he talked about hunger has been one of the key ingredients, hunger for God. This morning I talked about Zacchaeus’s hunger; he put himself out there.
Now, I know that I have been led by the Holy Spirit to preach this message this morning and I want you to know, that if you are satiated, so I’m an Englishman, so if that word is a bit big for you, you know. Satiated means satisfied, fully satisfied, over satisfied. Actually satiated means over satisfied. If you are satiated with your comfort zone of your life right now, then you cannot be in a place of hunger, because you are fully satisfied with where your life is, if you are fully satisfied with where your life is I am here to tell you by the Holy Spirit today, you will not get what God’s got coming for you.
How do you become un-satiated? How do you become dissatisfied? This may sound like a tough thing for some people when you hear this this morning. But you got to evaluate those things that are satisfying you, and you got to cut it off. There is no easy lead in, to this. You’ve got to cut it off. So I’m telling you this today, because if you are a kind of personality that likes to gently cut things off, you know, because I’m much more orientated like that than Sharon is. Pastor Sharon’s personality is like, you know, anything in my life I just cut it off you know. Just take the pain immediately one time, shoe shine. Cut it, and then lie there, kind of, you know, doing this and bleeding and kind of until healing come, you know.
And then oftentimes when she’s done that to herself, you know, then I’ve got to go bandage her, and I’ve got to take care of her and restore her, you know, because she’s kind of so radical in her cutting, you know, that she’s left herself. It’s a marvel to me. It’s a marvel to me, because I’m not that kind of person generally speaking. I’m much more of a person that, before I start cutting, I want to know what I’m cutting. I want to properly evaluate what I’m going to cut. So I might put the knife or the saw on the edge of the twig, or on that part of my life that needs cutting. I might put it there, and I might pull it a shot and I’ll say, “Jis, this is sore.” You know and this is going to cause more pain, you know, so I better make sure that I’m cutting it properly here, you know. And I take a moment to re-evaluate, but then when I start cutting then I go. Come on now. Don’t look at me like you don’t know what I’m talking about. So I don’t know, but when you start cutting you got to cut.
Now, I want to tell you this. I’m here by the Holy Spirit to tell you that, the time for personality evaluation of how you’re going to get rid of things in your life, has come and gone. The time has come where you’ve got to cut now. I’m telling you this by the Holy Spirit. This is the moment that God has preordained for us. And part of it is my fault. Part of it is your fault. Because as you are praying for me, you and your words created this wave, and you propelled me. And you said, “Pastor John you got to go and get everything God has for you.” And you kept praying about me and my relationship with Brother Jerry and everything. And then Pastor Sharon would come to me and say to me, and Pastor Christi, and say you know, “Are we still on line? Do we have to keep praying this thing?” Keep praying, keep praying. And so part of it was my desire, my passion to press into the things of God. So we’re both to blame.
So you know, you’ve got to kind of like (Pastor John to himself and pointing to the congregation) but this is the moment now, that you’ve all prayed for. Brother Jerry came to give us the bag of seeds, now we got to go to work. It’s not the time, we had one week revival, and now it’s over. Now we’ve got to go to work, now we’ve got to go to work. I am working. I am working, and those around me will know that I am working. I am working on the ways of the Spirit and the ways of God, and if you need hunger you’ve got to cut off those things.
I want to just, I have to go to this one place and I have to finish off the message here. Brother Jerry came here, and on the one night he spoke about wealth and prosperity and he said, “Now tonight by the direction of the Holy Spirit I want to show you something. I’ve been listening to the Lord and receiving revelation on this.” And he talked about the definition of glory. “And there’s lots of ways to define it. The very first time that the word glory is found in the Bible is not talking about clouds, it’s not talking about lightning, it’s not talking about fire, it’s not talking about brightness, it’s talking about wealth, prosperity.” And he says, “Hallelujah. Amen.” “Now most Christians can’t say wealth, it sticks in their throat because the church has been taught by the centuries that God loves poverty. God and poverty are linked together and you know that it would be sinful for us to prosper and certainly God wouldn’t want us to be wealthy.” It’s what the church is taught. “But that’s not true, that doesn’t line up with a Bible at all, that’s religious tradition, it’s a lie of the devil to keep the church in poverty.” And then he goes on to say, “But then God also says I will restore what has been taken. I will restore what the locust and the cankerworm and all that He is talking about how that He is going to bring wealth into the church.”
Why? Because God wants to do some miracles in the church and He needs money to do them. Hallelujah. Praise Jesus. My work is done here, this morning. I am done. Praise Jesus. Glory to God.
I am led this morning by the Holy Spirit to do this. I am led. I’m led by the Holy Spirit. At first when I was praying about this this morning, at first I thought I was going to make a public demonstration of this. But then as I began to pray about it further, I felt the Lord said, “No.” This is not about something that must happen in the public, in the altar but this must happen in people’s hearts. But they must make a corporate declaration. So I want you to stand with me please. Hallelujah. Are you ready for a declaration this morning? Now, I am again compelled to the Holy Spirit to tell you this. If you are here today, and you have been struggling in your mind. Now I want you to know, that you are here today because the Holy Spirit brought you to this meeting today. You are not here because you just happen to chance, to decide to come to this church. God chose this date to put this message upon me, so that you could hear it. And so I want you to know if you will agree with this message today, you will find supernatural grace to make up for lost time. But you can’t walk out of here today, without making the most quality decision that you have ever made. That you are going to permit God to work with you, and you are going to work with God. This is a defining moment for you. This is a defining moment for you. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Thank you Jesus, thank you Jesus.
I want you to say this with your mouth please, “Lord I recognize this is a defining moment.”
I’m going to let you have that sink, let that sink in right now, that this is a defining moment. So now we are going to access the flow of the Holy Spirit, and we’re going to access the Holy Spirit to help us with this prayer.
“Holy Spirit,” pray with me, “we make a demand on that part of You that’s called to help us, and we are asking for help right now, that we will make the progress that we need to make. This is a starting point today, new for me, that from this day, I’m going to let Your help into my heart, I’m going to let Your help into my life, and I’m going to flow with God. I’m going to flow with the Word, and I expect change in my heart, and I expect change in my life. And I thank You Lord, that this is a beginning point of all of Your goodness, and all of Your favour, and all of Your blessing into my life right now, in Jesus name, hallelujah. Praise the Lord, praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
I have to tell you that I don’t even know what I prayed now. I can’t go back and remember with my mind what I’ve just prayed, because this pray came completely out of my spirit. I very seldom have this, but as I was praying my mind went completely blank and I was not actually understanding the next word that was coming out of my mouth. It all came out of my spirit, completely, and so if you had to ask me to repeat this prayer I wouldn’t be able to repeat it to you. I can’t remember it, I’m like blan, I’m going to have to go listen to the prayer again, so that I can pray it over myself and I urge you to go and get this and pray this prayer over yourself again and again, hallelujah. Praise the Lord. So I’m going to ask you to be seated. I want the worship team to come up please and I want you to sing that song Garth that is, that is about, yes that one.
I’m going to take up an offering now, this was not on my plans and neither is it in my plans to ask you to participate in the seed that we are sowing to Brother Jerry. Sharon and I have made this decision by ourselves. I don’t care if the seed is ten rand, one rand, two rand. Maybe you don’t even have money. Maybe you have to take a button from your shirt if that’s all you have. I mean that. I mean that is a powerful thing that happened in Kenneth Copeland’s life, he had no seed to sow, and he sowed a pencil that was given to him by Oral Roberts, and before he was able to close the envelope God gave him the dollars that he needed to partner with Oral Roberts. Hallelujah. I’m asking you to sow seed, for your faith to be connected to this message, and to this moment, right now, that we are going to strike the ground together many times until we have generational victory, amen.
But I am taking, and I want you to know this, I am taking a minimum of four thousand US dollars that you all have sown, well some of it is our money, but a large portion of that is your money you have sown into the aviation account. If you want to sow money into the aviation account it’s the one thing I permit you to do between now and Tuesday when I fly. And even after that I won’t be seeing, having time one-to-one with Brother Jerry where I can give him my seeds, until the week after next. And if you wanted to sow seed and let the people know that this is a special seed, then that’s okay by me, you know I can get a hold of that money that way. But I’m taking a minimum of four thousand dollars. I know it’s not a lot when it comes to US money and buying new airplanes. But the value of the seed is not important of how much it means to him. It’s the fact that we have been dedicated and committed to putting money into an aviation account. And we are sowing it to Brother Jerry. Like I said when he left here. We are sowing into his new airplane, and so my faithfulness still stands to that account today. I am not going back on my word. It’s one of the words that I said to him, “We will sow into your aviation ministry.” So when I get my airplane, don’t come and look at me and say, “Now how come you got your airplane Pastor John?” You all were part of the reason. And if I’m flying business class, tickets don’t look at me ‘skeef’. Because my seed has created business class for me. And just so you know it, I am flying business class.
God laid it on somebody’s heart to pay for my business class tickets. Separate to the partnership. Somebody, laid it on their hearts to pay for my business class tickets. So that means when I’m flying to Cuba, I don’t have Brother Jerry sitting in first class and I’m sitting … I’m going to be sitting right there next to Brother Jerry in first class. Thank you, hallelujah.
You all, you guys. We are tight, we are tight. I know you love me, and I love you. And I know that when I’m gone you’re going to support Pastor Sharon. You’re going to keep working in this ministry, because you all know that in this ministry we really are disciples, we really pursue the living God, we don’t pursue a man’s agenda, we pursue God’s agenda. Hallelujah, praise the Lord, praise the Lord.
Where’s that seed? Sagrys, ‘kom staan hierso broer.’ When I first met Sagrys, he didn’t have so much ‘grys’ in his hair, and now his got a lot of ‘grys’ in his hair. There’s a few of you around, and I had hair and now I am struggling with it. And there’s a few of you around, I don’t know Oom Nick that long, and my son also, you know, and you Jan-Eben. Mind you, you have had no hair ever since I met you, it’s like one of those things. Praise the Lord.
Why don’t you just reach out your hand, Father, we thank You for this Word that has been sown today, and we thank you Father that it is in roots in our heart and we have sown a seed towards this, because we want everything that this Word is doing for us. And we thank You Lord that You’ve put us in a favourable position in our lives, and it is because You have taught us about faith, You have shown us your great mercy, and taught us about seed and harvest. And we make a pull on that right now, and we thank You for it. In Jesus name. And everybody said, Amen. Hallelujah, praise the Lord. Won’t your all stand.
Go back to your Glory weave books, if you’ve forgot about them, get them out, and pray these prayers