Scripture Reference: Matthew 3:10-12 (AMPC); Luke 3:9 (AMPC); Proverbs 10:22 (NKJV); Proverbs 10:22 (AMPC); Proverbs 10:22 (WYC); Proverbs 10:22 (DRA); Proverbs 10:22 (ERV); Proverbs 10:22 (GNT); Proverbs 10:22 (TLV); Proverbs 10:22 (VOICE)

Pastor John Bendixen:

Hallelujah. Praise Jesus. Well, when I was standing on the front here, the Lord began to show me something about what first fruits does. He showed me that the idea of first fruits from the Old Testament time was; take the first of the harvest and present it to the Lord by the high priest or by the priest. Present it to the Lord so that everything else that would come, would be blessed.

So, what the first fruits are, actually, doing is reaching into the future and commanding the fullness of productivity, the fullness of blessing, the fullness of increase. What you do now reaches into the future and ensures the fullness of what must come. That’s what first fruits does.

So, the Lord was just saying to me that what we’ve been doing this weekend by giving our time, giving our energy, giving our commitment to the Lord, obeying Him and giving Him the first fruits of holiday time, rest time, family time to come and be with His family and come and do the things that He has wanted us to do, we are reaching into the future. He is commanding the blessing to be upon us because of our obedience. And this reaches into the future and the blessing of God comes upon us in all that we do now, into the future. Into the future.

I, actually, had a picture of it. I, actually, saw two large hands, actually, on a big harvest field. It’s quite difficult for me to describe it, but if you could take an entire harvest field and you could, what combiners would harvest over days, if you could take all of those fields, all of that big harvest and put your hands around it like this and then just bring it towards you, just reach out and bring it towards you. I’ve got that picture that what we are doing is reaching out to the harvest of the future and bringing it towards us. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

What we are doing is a Bible principle. And because it’s a Bible principle, it’s a truth we can stand on. And we can declare the fullness of harvest in all the things that we would want God to bring harvest into our lives. We can bring it now. In Jesus’ name. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

Thank You, Lord, thank You. Thank You for giving us an opportunity, thank You for speaking to us, thank You for making it clear that what we are doing is in Your order, it’s in Your will, it’s in Your plan. Thank You that we had an opportunity to be obedient and so that in our obedience You could bless us. We thank You, Lord. Thank You, thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Jesus. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

I am aware that this weekend that circumstances are changing, destinies are being orchestrated divinely. I am aware this weekend that things that have been in disorder, God is bringing into order. At a very personal level and at a very broad and macro level God is bringing things into order, changing things and making them the right way rather than our way, He’s making them the right way. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Jesus.

I know that there are going to be conversations that are going to happen amongst the people here, where you go to work there’s going to be conversations at work that are going to surprise you. What you need to do is be bold and say what God puts in your spirit, not what you think they need to hear, but what God puts in your spirit. So, be led by the Holy Spirit when you go and have conversations – even conversations on the phone with customers, with clients, with potential suppliers wherever you go. Let your spirit man speak. There’s going to be conversations in relationships that are going to happen that are going to surprise you because the Holy Spirit is going to be present and things are going to switch and change and things are going to become the right way, in order. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

There are many things the Holy Spirit is now going to be free to bring the right way. You know, even as we, here in Witbank, we have to filter water to drink it because we have to take the impurities out of the water so that it can be consumed, what we’ve done this weekend is allowed the Holy Spirit to work in our lives to filter out impurities so that we can have a pureness and a right order of life that comes to us now. Hallelujah. Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Jesus. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Glory to God.

You know, when you do a first fruits offering you should always have a level of boldness with which you can speak about your future because the whole point about first fruits is that the rest is blessed and if the rest is blessed that means the Holy Spirit is resting upon it to bring it to the maximum potential. And aren’t we in the much more in ‘24? Aren’t we in the much more in ‘24? The much more in ‘24. So, because we’re in the much more in ‘24 and we’ve done first fruits in ‘24, we can say; thank You, Lord, that the maximum harvest is ours this year, in Jesus’ name. In Jesus’ name. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. We are advancing. We are having promotions. We are increasing. Ha ha. Much more in ‘24, much more in ‘24. Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Lord. Hallelujah. Praise Jesus.

Are you ready, my darling? Pastor Sharon? [Pastor Sharon saying there is one more song]

[Song: I’m Drawing Close]

Pastor Sharon Bendixen:

Well, good evening everybody. Glory to God. Glory to God. I’m just waiting for my stuff. It’s alright for us just to sit in the presence of the Lord, okay. Glory. Glory to God. Well, you know, just because I feel like hearing it. Melisa, do you have your Ukulele here? Can you come sing us that beautiful song? Go get it, go get it. I think God is so amazing that He’s helping us and showing us. Where did I write that? He is helping us to come out of the things we’ve loved in the world system, things we’ve loved. Places and plans we’ve made that we’ve loved to make. And He is helping us to come out of all of that. The Lord said this on the 13th of February again to me. He did speak in November, but He said, their holidays, a very big tree has grown in their hearts and in their lives. And they have walked in their word authority, they have had conversations which have created patterns throughout generations. Throughout generations they have had conversations and they now have creations. They have generation after generation doing the same thing over and over again, with the ways that we mingle with the world. And He said here, they now have big creations. A very big tree I see, Matthew 3:10 to 12, 10 And already the ax is lying at the root of the trees; You don’t have to put this up, I’m just reading, every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 I indeed baptize you in (with) water because of repentance [that is, because of your changing your minds for the better, heartily amending your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins]. Oh, no, this is John the Baptist speaking. But He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not worthy or fit to take off or carry; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 His winnowing fan (shovel, fork) is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear out and clean His threshing floor and gather and store His wheat in His barn, but the chaff He will burn up with fire that cannot be put out (Matthew 3:10-12 AMPC).This is Jesus.

Luke 3:9, 9 Even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees, so that every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire (Luke 3:9 AMPC). And we definitely have had the fire of God burning, haven’t we? Yeah, we have. Alright. Let me see where I will go tonight. I did that key teaching point. I’m going to wait for Melissa. Is she here? Not yet. Melissa, come. Come, where do you want to, do you want to just come stand here by me? Is that fine? Or do you need a microphone? Alright. Hey? Pardon? You have to sit? Otherwise, you can’t hold it. Okay. Can we get a nice chair? Thanks, Tish. Thanks, Andre. So this is a song in honour of the Lord of this time about our holidays. Okay. Here we go. Thank You, Lord. We’re going to have some fun with this but it’s quite serious, isn’t it Melissa?

Melissa Delport:

Yes, Pastor Sharon. [Melissa singing her song]

I don’t live for holidays,

but by every word You say

and I need Your presence too

Nothing else I’d rather do

I don’t need to go away

In December I will stay

On my easter weekend too

Lord I give it all to You

Cause you gave Your only Son,

Jesus You’re the only One

and Your Spirit brings me rest like no vacation can

Holy day

I don’t need to swim and play

On a beach that’s far away

All my days belong to You

That includes my weekends too

Every day’s a holy day

In the Holy Ghost I pray

And I read Your Word and I seek You first

And I praise Your Name

I read Your Word, I seek Your face

Every day is a holy day

In the Holy Ghost I pray

And I read Your Word and I seek You first

And I praise Your Name

I read Your Word, I seek You face

Pastor Sharon Bendixen:

Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Yeah. Praise the Lord. Beautiful. Beautiful things the Lord can give when we give Him our everything, hey Melissa? I personally don’t know how we can ever go back. I personally don’t know how we can even have the word holiday on our lips again, personally. It’ll be different for different people but for me, every day is a holy day. Don’t you want to hear that again? You want to hear that again? I want to hear that again. Melissa, I want to get a chair too. Can I get a chair up here for me? Thank you. I’m really enjoying this tremendously. Thank you so much, Empie. Let’s go again, Melissa. Let these words sink in and minister to us. Thank you.

Melissa Delport:

[Denholm adjusts Melissa’s mic] He moved the mic. He just moved it closer. [Melissa repeats her song]

Pastor Sharon Bendixen:

Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Thank you my darling. Thanks so much Melissa. Thank you. Glory to God. So, I’m just going to see how I’m going to go, how I’m going to flow. I’m just going to read some things that will minister to your heart. It’s not teaching right now. It’s not notes you need to take. It’s just your heart you need to open and just receive. Just some things that the Lord has given me over the years. This one is called, this one is from 2010 called Anointing.

Often you dwell on needs not met.

And many times on what you owe.

Why don’t you declare war on debt and let My anointing flow?

You don’t have to stay poor. You don’t have to stay broke.

My covenant stands secure. My favour upon you always sure.

So stop all your worrying and stop all your wondering.

But how Lord there’s so much wrong? There’s so much debt.

It’s such a great big pile. Well, just listen up a while.

Put your covenant in your mouth. Then just listen and obey Me.

And watch all your troubles go south.

But Lord, this mess is all my fault.

I don’t care. Have you seen My vault?

It never runs out. It never runs dry.

There’s always an endless supply.

So investigate your covenant with Me. Take a deeper look.

Everything you need to be free is written in the book.

Also My anointing for you to live is inside.

Hook up with it. Use it. Let it come up and out. Don’t let it hide.

It’s for you to use every day. So you can succeed, come what may.

It will lead you. It will guide you in all the matters of your life.

It will hold you. It will help you.

Just walk in love and forgiveness and keep out all the strife.

It’s real. It’s true. His anointing.

I gave it to you. I love you so much.

Please stay in touch with this marvellous thing.

My anointing.

Glory to God. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Speaking to you in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. Okay, here’s another one. A couple of years ago, more recent than 2010, but this is called, About Money. The other one was called, Anointing. This one is, About Money.

My relation to money and wealth and possessions.

You are positioning me in regard to mammon.

I’m in right relation with Thee.

None of the world’s ways.

Jesus, You are setting me free.

All of my movements financially will now be in Thee.

When you show, I see.

When you show me to sow, I agree.

I am quick to obey and let go.

I am releasing it into heaven

and transferring my treasure there.

I keep the windows of heaven open on me.

I want my treasure to be where my heart is.

My heart is in the Kingdom of heaven with Thee.

No moth destroys.

No thief comes near.

You have my heart.

No earthly thing do I hold dear.

This is how I do it all the time.

All of my twisted ways are done.

All of Your righteous ways now come.

There is nothing that You ask that I will not give.

It’s for You now, this life that I live.

A spirit of generosity breaks loose in me.

Very rich in relation to You I be.

No serving mammon at all, I say.

My God is the One who knows the way.

No need for greed when I have seed.

No need to covet. I do not love it.

I love my God.

He has all I need.

Glory to God. This is a very interesting one that I received in 2020. The Lord was speaking to me at that time when God was bringing the messages of, What is your more for? He was asking everybody in this Church, and of course expecting a response; what is your more for? And our response should be; my more is always for You. That’s a right response. And of course when I was ministering to you the last time, the Lord gave us that scripture that says; if you have food and clothes with this you should be content. You have no need for your more to be bigger barns and bigger houses and more of this and more of that. When God asks us what is our more for, our answer should be to Him, my more is for You. There were many powerful scriptures that God had me bring that – was it a Sunday morning? Powerful scriptures that contentment with Godliness is great gain. And if we have food and clothes with this we should be content. And then it goes on to say that those who crave and want to be rich are pierced through with many sorrows. But the blessing of the Lord does make rich and He adds no sorrow. Actually this was another thing He gave me in 2020. 22 The blessing of the Lord, Proverbs 10:22, makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it (Proverbs 10:22 NKJV). 22 The blessing of the Lord–it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it] (Proverbs 10:22 AMPC). 22 The blessing of the Lord maketh rich men … and torment shall not be fellowshipped to them (Proverbs 10:22 WYC). 22 The blessing of the Lord maketh men rich: neither shall affliction be joined to them (Proverbs 10:22 DRA). 22 It is the Lord’s blessing that brings wealth, and no hard work can add to it (Proverbs 10:22 ERV). 22 It is the Lord’s blessing that makes you wealthy. Hard work can make you no richer (Proverbs 10:22 GNT).

Actually recently He’s been speaking that scripture to me again about that you should work with your hands so that you may have to give to those in need. Why? It’s because we live in the Kingdom and we’re seeking first His righteousness. We don’t have to work to make a living and earn a living. God says you work so that you can have to give to those in need. Isn’t that interesting? Praise the Lord. 22 The blessing of Adonai brings wealth and He adds no trouble with it (Proverbs 10:22 TLV). 22 The blessing of the Eternal is what makes someone rich, and He doesn’t add pain to it (Proverbs 10:22 VOICE). I’m just reading through different versions. 22 Yahweh’s blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it (Proverbs 10:22 WEB). So the blessing of the Lord makes one rich. This is a Hebrew word ashar which means to grow, to gain riches and become rich and wealthy but He adds no sorrow. Sorrow is a Hebrew word etzev which means pangs of body or mind and that is what that scripture means when it says; those who crave to be rich will add sorrow to their own lives. They will be pierced through with many acute mental pains and anguish. Those who crave to be rich. He adds no sorrow. It’s an idol. This word etzev, He adds no idol. So you will not, whatever you accumulate you will not set your heart on it, at all.

So, this word is to worry, pain, to worry, to worship, to be in torment, to be in turmoil, to be terrified. This is the sorrow that comes to all the people in the whole world.

You can’t make a deal – this is just 2020 – with the god of this world and be free. The god of this world has a legal right to sorrow you, to etzev you because you made your wealth like the world does, and he knows it and he can go there constantly in your life. That is why God is wanting us to crossover and make this heart change right now in our lives, because He doesn’t want us to be in this sorrow.

So when you have transferred into the Kingdom of Light

and you know all your covenant right,

when your faith is strong in the blessing of the Lord,

then you call the shots with His Living Word.

You have the victory over everything the god of this world will bring.

You are the one that then tramples and treads and walks all over him.

And then nothing can by any means hurt you or torment you or vex you.

And he must return seven times from his system

if he’s found by you to have stolen something illegally.

He must give it up at once.

You have the authority over him.

You overcome the world, this present age.

Your wealth comes not his way.

That’s why you can give it all away.

That’s why he can call on you anytime

to give anything to him and for him,

because he knows you know

and you know he knows you know.

You shifted your faith.

It’s gone big.

You have no fear, no pain, no vexation, no grief,

No worry, no sorrow, no torment, no toil.

When trouble does come, you have authority in His name.

When Satan comes to contest your mind,

he will find you overcome every time,

because he has nothing in you.

Isn’t that precious? Right. So I’m going to go here.

I go to the tree,

I go to Isaiah 53.
For we have been redeemed from spiritual death, from sickness, from poverty.
He became sin who knew no sin, so I can sin no more.
He became sick so I can be well.
He became poor so I can be abundantly supplied.
I go to the tree to see what You’ve done for me at Calvary.
I go to the tree to see to what degree You’ve set me free.

Glory to God. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Well, that’s what I have for tonight, Pastor John. So if you have anything else, you can come and bring.

Pastor John Bendixen:

Praise the Lord. I need my leather book here, no that one. Thank you. Hallelujah.

What a blessing it is to hear psalms like that, isn’t it? Praise the Lord. Praise Jesus. There’s not much else that we can talk about going forward if we’re not going to be talking about the Kingdom of God. Because the Continuous Perfect State of Being has a requirement on us right now. He has a requirement on us to see Him that way always. And some of the psalms that Pastor Sharon was reading, I for one am going to use them after they’ve been transcribed or however she can make them available. I’m going to use them to be speaking to them over my life, because it is the essence of what God has been doing for us on this particular weekend. And what she actually spoke about and how she shared, and what we have done this weekend is a guarantee.

So if you recall what I’ve been saying for most of the weekend, I have been saying that success and failure, they are things that can be guaranteed actually. Because there are certain things that if you do these things, then you have a guarantee of success and or failure. So the thing that is always going to bring you success is not the way measurement of success is the order of things, but the way God has chosen to make us successful.

So I’m just going to share for five or ten minutes and then we’re going to call it for this evening. We’ve had a long weekend, a long weekend. It’s been a beautiful, long weekend, hasn’t it? Yes. Amen. And so tomorrow, however the Lord is going to lead us, we’ll go with the way that the Lord wants to lead us. But I feel like I can share this with you tonight, that when Jesus was walking to the temple, He saw a fig tree that presented itself with leaves as though there would be fruit on it. And He went over to the fig tree, He went over to the fig tree to eat of the fruit of the fig tree, because the indications were of such a nature that He was considering the possibilities of being able to eat from the tree, highly probable. So for Him to have been able to get something from the fig tree, all the signs were there that He could get something from the fig tree. Right?

So when He arrived at the fig tree, He found none of the signs that the fig tree was showing,

none of the signs were there that, I mean, that there was something wrong. Everything that He was seeing with His eye was, “There’s something there for Me.” And so when He got there and He saw what the signs were that were being shown and what He encountered there were such different things that He immediately spoke to the tree and said, “From this day, no man will eat from you again”, you know. And then the next day they’re coming back and the disciples make a remark and they say to Jesus, “Look, Jesus, this tree has dried from the roots up.” So when Jesus spoke to a natural element, the natural element obeyed Him so instantly that within a 24 hour period, such visibility should not have been the order in the natural world.

So most of the things that I’ve shared with you over this weekend relate mostly to things that your words and that Jesus’ authority, the Continuous Perfect State of Being has altered the nature of things by speaking to them. He spoke to the wind. He dominated water. He spoke to the Father about bread and broke it. In this case, there was the promise of something to come, and when He found out that the promise was unfulfilled, He spoke to the tree and said, “No man is going to eat from you again.” In other words, “You promised something, not delivered on your promise. And it’s out of season in the order of My Heavenly Father, who is the Continuous Perfect State One. And I live in the same order as My Father. And in this natural world, your promise of seasonal productivity is not met. Now, from this moment onwards, you will no longer be a fig tree.”

Even though it died as a fig tree, it was no longer a fig tree. It died because He spoke to the tree. And the next day when they came back, the disciples commented and said, “Look, it’s dried up from the roots.” In other words, it died so quickly that they could see it the next day. And so, you’ve all seen how dead trees look. You know, they go a grey colour and they go hard and brittle because there’s no water in them. There’s no life in them. So within a very short space of time, the tree itself went dry and brittle. And they could see that this tree was no longer going to produce fruit.

If we, if you and I go forward from here and we live according to the way the Continuous Perfect State of Being has declared our lives to be and how the Continuous Perfect State of Being lives in us. And we can get a full revelation of what that looks like. Then there’s no doubt that I believe that elements will obey us. If elements can even obey us, then systems certainly can. Things can, certainly circumstances can obey us. Hallelujah.

I don’t know if I shared with this audience, that I shared with you Friday or some other day about, about what God did with us when we went to Cape Town and we wanted to get a camera. I know I shared it with you guys, but I don’t think I shared it with everybody. Well, you know, we wanted to record what was going to happen at the Cape Epic. And so we took a media crew with us, a support crew. And as you know, the enemy tried to slow down what we do here in these services by stealing our equipment. So we felt like we needed to have more equipment. We phoned around in Cape Town and we wanted to have some kind of equipment. And there was no, no place in Cape Town that had the things that we were looking for, on the one hand. And on the other hand, there was a shop in Cape Town that did have one of the cameras but we didn’t think we were going to make it. We arrived at the shop five minutes before they were about to close. They literally gave money to us. We got such an amazing deal as a ministry that it’s mind-boggling. If you go into a photographic shop now and you go and buy a Nikon camera, just a Nikon camera or a Canon camera, and you say to anybody, “Can I have a discount please?” You’re almost never going to get a discount on a camera because the margins are quite thin. If they do give you any discount, they’re likely to give you something like a card or a, you know, a micro card or something like that. They’ll give you a bag or they’ll give you something trying to sweeten the deal for you.

Being a little bit vague here because I don’t necessarily want it to be out on all the airwaves, what we do and how much we spend on things here. It could have been one of those things. But certainly God has, from the time that the enemy came and tried to stop our ministry and our messages from going to the people that are always connected to us and from going out, God has supernaturally intervened and discounted products for us that are, I mean, it’s never, ever, ever done in any photographic shop, ever. I mean, ever.

I’ll just tell you this one number. In five minutes of shopping in that store, we as a ministry saved on just one set of equipment that we bought, we saved R25 000. In five minutes of shopping. We didn’t even ask for a discount because we’ve done enough shopping for things where we know they don’t give discounts. When we walked out and we realised what had happened, we said we didn’t even ask God for favour. He just made it happen. We didn’t even ask for a discount. He just gave it to us. We didn’t even ask for special things that they included in the deal. He just made it happen. And they made it happen at the last five minutes of their trading hours and, you know, they could have sold us that and made that R25 000 profit for themselves. Why did they not do it? Why did they not do it? There was no reason, we were going to get that camera and we were going to get that equipment anyway. We were going to do it anyway, so why did it not happen?

God was present in the transaction to show us how He is always present to bless us. He is always present to bless us. I can tell you that in my confession, before we did the Cape Epic, we went and did a race called the Tankwa Trek and normally the Tankwa Trek bicycle race is four days or four stages, and normally the big issue with the Tankwa Trek in the area that it is, is normally the temperatures are thirty-five to forty degrees in the day. It is normally that time of the year, it is extremely hot. I was always making a declaration that God, whatever we do, God has favourable weather for me that I don’t have to ride in that kind of weather condition. My declaration has always been, and from a long time back my declaration was, and how the Lord spoke to me, He will have a cloud by day. He will overshadow me and have a cloud by day. Well, when we went to go and ride at the Tankwa Trek, they announced that in the eleven years that they have been running the race, they have never had such mild and cool conditions as they had in the time when we went there. In the eleven years that they had run the race, they had never experienced such cool conditions. Is that true, Kit? Hundred percent true. Now, anybody can say, but you know what, it’s just coincidental, it’s coincidental, there was just a weather pattern and you just have … In eleven years I go right there, I have a confession and it’s the coolest couple of days in eleven years. Right. Right. You know.

So, the people that had hot weather at the Cape Epic, it’s because I didn’t have to confess it anymore. There’s no coincidences in our lives and we have the eternal, the Continuous Perfect State of Being God that’s living in us and if we begin to just realise the book of Ephesians, that we are strengthened with mighty power in the inner man, and that mighty power comes out of us by the Holy Spirit, and when it comes out of us by the Holy Spirit, He can do more than we can even imagine or think. Whatever we can ask or think, He can do more than that for us. He can do more than that for us. He can do more than that for us because we don’t even know sometimes what we should ask or think because we can’t think big enough or we can’t think out the right solution that God wants to bring us because the solutions we think we must have are not necessarily the solutions that God thinks we should have, but solving a problem for you, He will do. Meeting a need is a thing for sure. So, if we want to talk about success, then we have to talk about success in different terms to what everybody else talks about. Yeah.

So, just briefly, you know, God calls Elijah to bring famine to the earth at a time because the king and his queen, Jezebel, they were doing idol worship. And so, there’s a drought. Then Elijah has a confrontation with all of the prophets of Baal. And there are two altars. And he says, “Let’s see which God is alive.” And there are two altars next to each other. And so, Elijah says to the prophets of Baal, “You guys go first. Call on your god to come and burn up your altar.” And nothing happens and nothing happens. And Elijah taunts them and says, “Where’s your god? Come on, you guys are not shouting loud enough. You’re not doing enough.” And so, they end up cutting themselves and they end up doing all kinds of things and there’s no answer.

So, then Elijah says, “Well, let’s bring a lot of water, and let’s throw water on the altar.” And they throw water on the altar that was Elijah’s altar. And he says, “No, you’ve got to do more. It’s not enough. Do more.” And they keep pouring water. So, you know, what happens if wood is completely soaked with water? Try to burn that thing. You know, it’s not going to happen. And then he calls on the living God to burn up the sacrifice. And of course, He does. He just completely burns everything. And then Elijah goes on a God-ordained cleansing. And he, along with the people of Israel, I believe the number is 850 prophets, they end up killing 850 prophets of Baal, that day. Because they were authorised by God’s Word to do that because they were worshipping false gods and they were setting themselves up to worship false gods. So, Elijah just wiped out, with other people that helped him, they killed 850 prophets. I mean, that takes quite something. Don’t you think?

I mean, first of all, to challenge the system like that and say, “Let’s see whose system is more powerful.” And when their system doesn’t answer, but God’s system does, I mean, challenging the system is a powerful thing in the first place. In the second place, after they challenge the system, he kills everything that was running the system. They just wipe out everything that’s running the system. Then the next thing that happens is Jezebel threatens Elijah with his life. So he runs and hides. He runs and hides. Why did Elijah run and hide after God had used him so boldly? Somewhere along the line, his humanity got in the way of what God was wanting to do. And so, Elisha had to end up completing the job to completely eliminate this king that had brought about a wrong system in Israel.

So, if we are living with a living God, a Continuous Perfect State of Being. If we are living with a Continuous Perfect state of Being, living God in us then we should be able to, we can, it’s a place we have to reach for by faith. We can have God intervene in things in our lives that are beyond our understanding. And sometimes we will have to challenge things in the system that seem so powerful, that are backed by such might. But sometimes God will require us to challenge the system so that we can receive and He can reveal Himself in might and in power. Amen. Hallelujah.

And so, I believe that what we are doing here is challenging a way of thinking this weekend, we are challenging a way of thinking. And if we are going to say that we are guaranteeing success, then we have to do it in such a way that God is the order of things. God is the order of things. God’s order supersedes the natural order. And so, I want to say; I commend you and I thank you for listening to the Lord, for obeying Him, for being here, for staying the distance because I don’t know about you, but the Word has energised me. The Word of God has brought new life and new light to me. What about you? Amen. Amen. We all have a spirit that is alive to God, and when the Word comes, we eat of the fruit of the life of God. Amen. Hallelujah. So, I’m going to just leave this with you. We’ll see if the Holy Spirit allows us to go there tomorrow.

But if there is absent order of God, there is absent order of God, then what the enemy has come to do to steal, kill, and destroy is guaranteed. If there is the absence of the order of God, then there will be theft, there will be destruction, and there will be death. So, when you look at the world that’s going on around there, most of the chaos and all of the stuff that’s happening in the world is because the people living on the earth have made a decision, they want to separate themselves from the order of God. Many people are saying, “Well, why does God let these things happen that are happening on the earth?” It’s not because of Him.

It’s because the human beings on this earth have distanced themselves from the order of God. So, when you distance yourself from the order of God, there is death, destruction, and theft. Things get stolen from people. Health gets stolen. Relationships get stolen. Economies go belly up. The world has wars and violence happens. And so, all of these things that are happening on the planet, it’s not because God is in charge of that. It’s because men that are in charge of the earth have separated themselves from the order of God.

So, anytime we separate ourselves from the order of God, that is a guarantee. I’d say that’s a catastrophic failure. Wouldn’t you say that? Every time anything is separated from the order of God, the continuous perfect state of God’s order, when that happens, death, destruction, and theft happens. But every time you walk in the order of God, you’re guaranteeing success because the life of God guarantees the future. Guarantees the future.

Don’t you want to be in a place where you’re much more sure of your future? Don’t you want to be in a place where you feel like you have safety, you have strength, and you have an answer for every problem that comes your way? Yes? Remember, problems will come your way because we live in a faulty world. So, problems we will have. We will even have destruction around us. We will even have things that are happening a lot around us. Sometimes they will even try to come close to you. But if we’re walking in the order of God, then He will guarantee life for us. Amen. Praise the Lord.

Are you guys going back to Diepsloot tonight or to Joburg? Are you staying for tomorrow? All of you? Praise the Lord. Hallelujah. Praise Jesus. I mean, tomorrow is not a work day. I mean, you can make it a work day, or you can make it a rest day, or you can make it a holy day. So, we will see you tomorrow morning on the holy day. Hallelujah. Praise Jesus. Praise Jesus.

I wrote a book. I have written a book. We’re going to be printing the book soon. It’s called The Laban Syndrome. The Laban Syndrome is how the system wants to control your future, and will always keep you in its grip, because it always wants to steal the blessing of God that’s on your life. So, when Isaac blessed Jacob, and he blessed him with so much good stuff, and then he went to go work for Laban for a wife, a lot of things started to happen. Laban deceived him. Laban changed his contract. Laban changed his terms of agreement. Laban changed it every time. And something that should have taken him seven years to get what he needed and leave, took him 20 years to get what he needed and then, only because of the intervention of God into his life did he get free.

So, praise the Lord. The blessing of God is not a small thing. The blessing of God is a powerful thing. It’s a delivering thing. The system and the syndromes that we face in life and face in the world are always wanting to control us. They’re wanting to dominate us. They want to suppress us. It wants to keep us down. But God has set a pattern for our victory. He has set a pattern for us to live in and with the Continuous Perfect State of Being, which is the love of God, which is the order of God. It is the place where God lives. It’s the one thing that we can always count on, is that love of God. It’s that love of God. Hallelujah. Praise Jesus.

Won’t you all stand with me, please? Hallelujah. Thank You, Lord, for this amazing day. Thank You for blessing us with Your presence, with Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for Your peace that rests upon us, and that as we go tonight, we will sleep sweetly. We will sleep soundly. We will once again sleep with the dreams and the visions of God and His angels that rest upon us while we sleep at night because He does, He gives His angels charge over us when we even sleep at night. Thank You, Father, that we are blessed going out and we are blessed coming in, and tomorrow when we come in again, we will be blessed as we come back in. In Jesus’ name. In Jesus’ name. And you all say, Amen. Thank you for coming. We’ll see you tomorrow morning.