Scripture reference: 1 Corinthians 2:1-7 (TPT); 1 Corinthians 2:1-7 (AMPC); 1 Corinthians 2:12-15 (AMPC); John 2:15-17 (AMPC); Ephesians 2:19 (NKJV); Isaiah 2:2 (TLB);  Isaiah 2:2 (NLT); 1 Chronicles 29: 1-3 (AMPC);  1 Chronicles 29:9 (AMPC); 1 Chronicles 29: 10-14 (AMPC); 1 Chronicles 29:14 (NKJV); Psalm 26:8(TLB); Psalm 23:6 (NKJV); Psalm 27:3-4 (NKJV); Psalm 36:7-8 (AMPC); Psalm 84:4,10 (AMPC); Psalm 92:13 (AMPC); Esra 9:5-7 (NKJV); Luke 12:13-16 (NKJV); Luke 12:16-21 (NKJV); 1 Timothy 6:6-10 (NKJV); Luke 14:16 (TPT), Haggai 1:2-8 (AMPC); Malachi 3:1-3 (NKJV); Malachi 3:6-10 (NKJV); Malachi 3:10 (KJV)


Thank you. Hallelujah. And so you may be seated now. And we’re going to take up the offering. Right? I’m so grateful that I find the Holy Spirit reminding me about the Sunday offering. To prepare it in advance, you know, and thank you for this, Pastor Christi, to prepare it in advance. Even if it is on a Sunday morning as it was with me this morning, but I had some tithes and some offerings to bring today to the Lord. I must use this mic. Glory to God. And so, Pastor Christi, you’ve put my offering in the… okay. It’s in.


What a wonderful time we had last Sunday morning in the presence of the Lord. What a wonderful time. And, I’m sure if I stopped here now to ask if there were any… what experiences, what moments you had with God that you would be able to come and share the precious love of God that enveloped you, that surrounded you… holy territory. We’re standing on holy territory, even right now. We’re on holy territory. It’s the shift. God’s shifted us there and, there’s been a very big shift people. It’s been a massive spiritual shift.


Where does it happen? It happens in your spirit, in your heart. And you go, what’s changed? What’s different in me? That’s God wanting you to have the law of recognition. Before Pastor John left, I said to Pastor John, “Something shifted and is happening in me. I’ve not been in this place before with God.” And I guess that’s because as I’m crossing over and leaving things behind, I’m finding myself on new territory, holy territory, and I’m still finding words. I’m still trusting the Lord for words to explain it. Mmm. Mmm. Okay.


In 1 Corinthians chapter 2, it says, The Spirit reveals these things to us at which things we speak, not in words which man teaches, but in words which the Holy Spirit teaches which things we speak. So, I’ve been finding myself wanting to put words to my shift, and I’m finding that as I’m touching another spirit being, who’s crossing over, who’s in it with me, that we find words together. The Lord said to me, “You must put words to it.” So, I can only put words to it with another spirit being that’s being spiritual. That’s tapping the realm of the Spirit, that is walking closely with the Holy Spirit. Because 1 Corinthians chapter two says the natural things are foolish, spiritual things are foolishness to the natural man. I’m going to see, right, there is a spiritual event happening now. Hallelujah.


I’m just going to see what the TPT says about this, mmm, no. Can you find 1 Corinthians 2 for me please, Pastor Christi? My brothers and sisters, the TPT says, when I come to proclaim to you the secrets of God, don’t try and find, just listen to these words, let them come to you.  I refused to come as an expert, trying to impress you with my eloquent speech and lofty wisdom. 2 For while I’m with you I am determined to be consumed with one topic — Jesus, the crucified Messiah. 3 I stand before you feeling inadequate, filled with reverence for God,  and trembling under the sense of the importance of my words.  4 The message I preached and how I preached it was not an attempt to sway you with persuasive arguments but to prove to you the almighty power of God’s Holy Spirit. 5 For God intended that your faith not be established on any wisdom of mine but by trusting in his almighty power. 6 However, there is a wisdom that we continually speak of when we are among the spiritually mature.  It’s wisdom that didn’t originate in this present age… what I’m reading to you this morning is everything that’s coming to you all the time every Sunday. It’s not the wisdom of this age, it’s not, it’s not the wisdom of this world. It’s wisdom that doesn’t originate in this present age… nor did it come from the rulers of this age who are in the process of being dethroned.  7 Instead, we continually speak of this wonderful wisdom that comes from God, hidden before now in a mystery (1 Corinthians 2:1-7 TPT). Right? Can I have the Amplified please, thank you, Pastor Christi. 


So, the Amplified says this, 1 AS FOR myself, brethren, I’m going to read it as if I’m speaking this to you and reading it to you. When I come to you, I do not come proclaiming to you the testimony, the evidence and the mystery and the secret of God. 2 For I resolved, verse two, to know nothing (to be acquainted with nothing, to make a display of the knowledge of nothing, and to be conscious of nothing) among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3 And I pass into a state of weakness and fear and dread and great trembling when I come among you. Why? Because my fear is of God. Because of how weighty His words want to be. His words through me want to be weighty.


Why? 4 My language and my message are not set forth in persuasive (enticing and plausible) words of wisdom, but they are in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit and power [a proof by the Spirit and power of God, operating on me, as I’m standing here and stirring in you, the minds of the hearers the most holy emotions and thus persuading you (1 Corinthians 2:1-4 AMPC). And it says here, I want to go to verse 12.


12 Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts bestowed on us by God. We are setting these truths forth. We are setting these truths forth. That’s why we have message moments so that you can get words. So that you can get words. What are the words that are… what are they going to do? The words that you get from God? They’re going to create your world. Look at this. Wow.


13 And we are setting these truths forth in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the [Holy] Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual truths or spiritual words with spiritual language [to those who possess the Holy Spirit]. You say, “I possess the Holy Spirit,” but you must be possessed of Him. You have to be that close to Him because Jesus died and said, “I’ve got to rise again so He can come live with you.” He lives with you.


14 But the natural non-spiritual man… if you’re not walking with the Holy Spirit, you are non-spiritual. You are not spiritual because you have knowledge. All Christians have knowledge. You can gather knowledge here today. The whole world is filled with knowledge and teachings.


14 But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned. They are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated. 


The spiritual man seeks and searches, seeks and searches the Spirit of God within him. Seeks and searches to hear the Spirit of God within him. 15 … the spiritual man tries all things [he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things], yet is himself to be put on trial and judged by no one [he can read the meaning of everything, but no one can properly discern or appraise or get an insight into him] (1 Corinthians 2:12-15 AMPC). So, these are words and God is continually giving us new words. There is a scripture in the Message Bible that says, we are caught up in the vortex of His words. That’s how God leads us, is with His words. That’s how He fully intended to lead His disciples to the other side, with His words. Right. Glory to God. 


So, today, I pray that you will have spiritual ears to hear and spiritual eyes to see. And the Lord asked me… Father, shall we pray again? Oh, Pastor Christi, don’t you want to come pray here, please? Pray for me and for us. Thank you. Yes.


[Pastor Christi praying] Father, in the Name of Jesus, we praise You and we give You all the glory. Lord, we bless Pastor Sharon. It must come, Lord, let it be Your words as it is in heaven, let it be on the earth. This is our asking this morning, Lord, that You will say and that You will bring, in the Name of Jesus, by Your leading Holy Spirit, through Pastor Sharon, everything that we must hear so that we can crossover. We must hear Lord. We bless Pastor Sharon. We ask You for the anointing of Your Spirit upon her Lord, to bring everything, every word. And Lord, we come, Your Word we hear, not just from a mere man, but from You Holy Spirit, the way it must come today. And we all say amen.


Thank you, Pastor Christi. I can now proceed. So, today’s message is part of our Crossover messages, but it is called The Father’s House. The Father’s House. And the Lord asked me to please bring this scripture into our midst. As Hebrews 11 stands in our midst and as many other key scriptures stand in our midst, the Lord has asked me to bring this scripture this day into your ears for you to hear. John chapter 2 verses 15 to 17, and it is from the Amplified Bible.


The Lord said, “Bring this scripture into my house for these people at this time and let it stand.” This is Jesus. 15 And having made a lash (a whip) of cords, He drove them all out of the temple [enclosure]—both the sheep and the oxen—spilling and scattering the brokers’ money and upsetting and tossing around their trays (their stands). 16 Then to those who sold the doves He said, Take these things away (out of here)! Make not My Father’s house Make not my Father’s house a house of merchandise (a marketplace, a sales shop)! 17 And His disciples remembered that it is written [in the Holy Scriptures], Zeal (the fervor of love) for Your house will eat Me up. [I will be consumed with jealousy for the honor of Your house. (John 2:15-17 AMPC)


So, if we go to verse 16, you will see that He says here, 16 Make not My Father’s house a house of… And if we go to verse 17, you will see that it says, 17 holy love for Your house will eat me up and I will be consumed with jealousy for the honor of Your house (John 2:16, 17 AMPC).


So, the Lord has been speaking to me about His house. Ephesians 2 verse 19 confirms this, 9  … you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God (Ephesians 2:19 NKJV). We are all supposed to be of the household of God.


So, the reason that the Lord asked me to bring this Scripture into this house at this time is because we are crossing over and it’s part of the transform and the forming that God wants this Scripture to produce in us. He wants the kinds of sons to be like Jesus in that the zeal for God’s house eats us up. The holy love for God’s house consumes us. That’s what He’s wanting. The fruit that He’s wanting of this Scripture, He wants to bring it forth now. Now.


It’s His house. He is the possessor and the owner and the builder of it. He said it to me this way, this is because Heritage of Faith Church, He said, “This is My heritage I’m giving you, and it’s My faith that I’ve given you, Heritage of Faith”. It’s His house cleaning, it’s His housekeeping, and it’s His house. The house of the Lord is where His presence is, is where His anointing is among us for cleansing, for healing. It’s His assembly.


And so then, He began to continue to speak to me about His house or our house? His house or our house? His desire for His house. Isaiah 2 verse 2 from the Living Bible. In the last days, the last days began at Pentecost. We are living in the last of the last days now. In the last days, are these the days you are living in? I am living in the last days. 2 In the last days, Jerusalem and the temple of the Lord which is a type of His house and His Church, “will become the world’s greatest attraction,” (Isaiah 2:2 TLB). The world’s greatest attraction. What’s God’s desire for His house? Is that His house becomes your and mine greatest attraction? That we are the greatest attraction of any place we want to go to, is His house. He has need of that shift in our hearts for us to successfully crossover. Because if your house is more important than His house to you, then you will not successfully crossover. Because there are things that are more important to you than Him. 


So, Isaiah 2:2 from the Living Translation, the New Living Translation says, 2In the last days, the mountain of the LORD’s house will be the highest of all, the most important place on earth.” (Isaiah 2:2 NLT) What is the house of the Lord? It is His Church, it is in His Kingdom, it is Your house Lord. David got it. David got it in 1 Chronicles 29. Can I just – can you just turn to 1 Chronicles 29, please for me? David got it. The Lord’s house was his greatest attraction, and it was the most important place on the earth for David. 1 Chronicles 29. I’m just going to read little snippets from it for you. You don’t have to go there up on the screen. I’m just going to read snippets from it.


1 And King David said to all the assembly, Solomon my son, whom God has chosen, is yet young and tender …; and the work is great, for the house is not to be for man but for the Lord … 2 I have provided with all my might for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, the silver for the things of silver, the bronze … 3 Moreover, I have set my affection on the house of my God, … I have a private treasure of gold and silver which I give for the house of my God:” (1 Chronicles 29: 1-3 AMPC) Hallelujah. Hallelujah. And then he just goes on and on, and David blesses the Lord before the all assembly. 9 Then the people rejoiced, they gave willingly for with a whole and blameless heart they offered freely to the Lord. And King David rejoiced greatly”. (1 Chronicles 29: 9 AMPC) 


You see? Hallelujah. Ecclesia economy at work here. Hallelujah. Ecclesia’s economy is not the management of scarcity, ecclesia economy is the management of too much. There is too much. We have to manage things in this household. Keep that in mind because the Lord is going somewhere this morning with this. 


And so he said, he blessed the Lord, “10praised and adored the Lord …11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatest and the power and the glory and the majesty Father … 13we thank You and praise Your glorious name …14 who am I, and who are my people that we should be able to offer so willingly as this”. (1 Chronicles 29: 10-14 AMPC) Attitude shift. My God, who are we as a people that we – we are even able to give You all this so willingly? That is a big attitude adjustment. That when you come with your tithes and your offerings, you are like, “Who am I that I’m even able to come and bring this to You? And give this to You?” 


We’re crossing over. We’re becoming one with God. We’re thinking like Him. All of this that’s coming here today is how God thinks, how God thinks. So, see how you think and see how God thinks and see what you’re doing with your thoughts. Are you going to forsake yours? Are you going to keep yours? You’re choosing your level of crossover at this time. God’s not waiting for you to cross over next year. Next year, you will not have a crossover opportunity. He’s drawn the line. He’s already drawn the line. He’s been saying for years here in this Ecclesia. Pastor John’s been saying it for years, “I’m not waiting for you anymore. I’m not waiting for you anymore.” And yet there was a waiting and a waiting, but now there is no waiting anymore. There is no waiting anymore. Because there are those of us that are going all in. We’re busy going all in, and God will not have us denied. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.


I told you what Pastor John said a couple of weeks ago. He said, “If they don’t get this, this thing about money, they’re not going to make it.” Because the love or this trust in money is the root of all evil. The trust in what, in it, is the root of all evil. You cannot be crossing over with a root of evil in you. God’s going to pull it out of us by the power of the Holy Spirit and His Word.


So, here’s David saying,”¹⁴ But who am I, and who are my people, That we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from You, And of Your own we have given You.” (1 Chronicles 29:14 NKJV) All things are from You. All things. Does that sound like a scripture Pastor John brought? None of them said anything was theirs. Does this seem like a place of your heart that you can get to? All things are from You. Nothing is mine. Nothing that I have I possess. All things are Yours and I’m giving You willingly of what is Yours. David got it in his day and his time. Everything I desire and everything I need is in Your house. I’m of Your household. The house is the place where Your glory dwells.


I’m just quickly going to go through some scriptures. You don’t have to put them up. I’m going to read here. Psalm 26:8 8 Lord, I love your home, this shrine where the brilliant, dazzling splendor of your presence lives. (Psalm 26:8 TLB). You know, I have a sense that I must say this now, that the reason we are not experiencing the degree of the presence of the Lord is because of the condition of the hearts of the people, that their houses are more important than the house of God. Their… the people’s houses are more important to them than the house of God. So, God will not display His glory to a people who have divided interests and divided hearts and are thinking about clothes, cars, food and houses. The less important things.


God’s saying, “Phew… not in this ecclesia, not with these people that are crossing over. That’s all changing now.” God wants us to skip that, to pass over it. The teachings that Pastor John is going to be bringing to us on the Easter weekend of the Passover, right… is it? This whole thing that God… Pastor John has given in his preparation is for us to skip over these worldly things, to bypass, to completely pass it, skip it. You’re going to go… you’re going to skip this level, you’re going to that level, and that level and that level… because you’re going with My words. My words in your heart.


6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever (Psalm 23:6 NKJV). 6… I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.  Psalm 27:3, 3 Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident. 4 One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life… Psalms 27:3-4 (NKJV). There’s going to come in our hearts now a consuming for the house of God into the hearts of those that are crossing over. There’s going to come into the hearts a consuming for His house, His ways, His thoughts, His words, His ways. There’s coming… it’s coming now. It’s happening now.


And it says here, Psalm 36, 7 How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. 8 They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house…; 8 They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house… (Psalm 36:7-8, AMPC). We have measures of manifest glory, but it’s not going to be to the measure that it can be until we are consumed with His house and not our houses. We’re going to get to those Scriptures in Haggai. It says here, 8 They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house… Psalm 84, 4 Blessed… (and to be envied) are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day… (Psalm 84:4 AMPC). Psalm 84, 10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else]; I would rather be a doorkeeper and stand at the threshold in the house of my God than to dwell [at ease] in the tents of wickedness. (Psalm 84:10 AMPC). Psalm 92, 13 Planted in the house of the Lord, they shall flourish in the courts of our God (Psalm 92:13 AMPC).


What does our Father desire for His house? If we are truly going to become one with Him. If you are just a visitor here this morning, you actually might think that you’re getting something, but really it will just be a smidgeon because we have been on this journey and ministering these messages for a very long time.


This is not the first time that our planted ones and the disciples of our house have heard these messages. So, if you’re just visiting here, you might take things out of context and you might call us a sect. Yeah. Because you haven’t been here for all the teachings and you should be planted. You should be planted in the house of the Lord. You should seek the place, Deuteronomy 12, that the Lord your God will choose for you to go, and there you go and there you bring and there you rejoice. There you bring your offerings. There you bring your tithes. There you bring things to His house. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. 


So, what does our Father desire for His house? So, if we are to be one with Him as we ought to be and feel the way He feels about His house and think about His house the way He thinks about His house, then we must find that in scripture, mustn’t we? So, now I’m going to tell you about a personal experience that I had. I had a personal experience on the 16th of February Friday the 24th and I wrote this down in my journal and I said, Father, I am ashamed and I blushed to lift my face to You. Ezra 9:5-7. Actually, we can just, yeah, let’s go there. Ezra 9:5-7 5 At the evening sacrifice I just want to show you where this comes from. I had to go and look because I’d never had this experience with God before where I was ashamed. I was ashamed and I was blushing in God’s presence because of certain things that I had found out about that day. 


5 At the evening sacrifice I arose from my fasting, and having torn my garment and my robe, I fell on my knees and spread out my hands to the Lord my God. 6 And I said: “O my God, I am too ashamed and humiliated to lift up my face to You, my God; for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has grown up to the heavens. (Ezra 9:5-7 NKJV) That we call holy what the world calls holy. That we have mingled this is what I’m writing down now in my journal. That we have mingled their ways and our ways. Their words with our words and we call it the blessing of the Lord. I blush with shame for the idolatrous worship which we practice, Isaiah 1:29. I am mourning as I’m inspecting the walls of Your house. I blush and I’m ashamed, Father. This December and this January have been the lowest income in Your house ever. I only found this out today, Lord. I don’t know what to say. That Your servant must stand before You praising You for Your provision for Your house that You must see to.


I was aware something was up because I saw… I know Pastor John spiritually. I know him after the spirit, and I saw him switch into a place of praise and faith because he had to. He was forced to. The lowest income ever… ever in the history of this church, December and January. And I’ve never been impacted by this like I was impacted this February by it. I wrote this down.


I blush and I’m ashamed. This December and January, the lowest and February, and lowest income in Your house ever. Only found this out today, Lord. I don’t know what to say. That Your servant stands before You and praises You for Your provision and for Your house that You may see too. He wasn’t doing that in front of me, but I knew in the spirit something was up. And they must, they have gone on their holy days, and I don’t know what to say. I thought, Father, that we as a people had come further than this in our honour for Your house as a people. I thought that, Father. I thought we’d come further than this in our honour for Your house.


Your people keep the best. This is what I’m writing down now. It’s coming out of my heart. Your people keep the best for themselves and they give You second best. Second best, the meaning of second best is one that is below and after the best, and in second place. I wrote this down. They build bigger for themselves first. Luke 12:13-22. They build bigger for themselves first, Luke 12:13-22.


And then we want the glory of God in this church. We want His presence here. God says, “No. Not in this condition. Not with serving mammon like this.” That’s why Pastor John knew in his spirit. I haven’t spoken to him about this. He doesn’t even know I’m bringing this today. Luke 12:13, let’s read that. God wants you to see this and He wants you to read this and He wants you to get it good. Get it good. Get it good. Get it good.


13 Then one from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But He said to him, “Man, who made Me a judge or an arbitrator over you?” 15 And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” (Luke 12:13-15, NKJV)

One’s life does not consist in the abundance of what he possesses. Houses, cars, clothes, and food. Matthew chapter 6, Pastor John’s been teaching and teaching and teaching us. Seek first the Kingdom of God and His ways of being right, being who you ought to be in the kingdom, being who you ought to be in the kingdom realm, thinking the way you are supposed to think in the kingdom realm, speaking the way you speak, believing the way you’re supposed to be believing in the kingdom realm. And then all the other things will be added unto you. So, you can walk that way in the realm of the spirit, or you can chase. You can chase, and you can gather, and you can accumulate.


 16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying:… (Luke 12:16, NKJV). Now remember what Pastor John said about a parable. That’s got deep truth in it, but the parable doesn’t come, the understanding doesn’t come to everybody. You’ll get the information today. Get the information, but it’s up to you what you’re going to do to get an understanding of this and then the wisdom to walk it out in your life. Right?


He told them a parable. 16 “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, He knows the way we think in our hearts, people. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my plenty crops?’ 18 So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ 21 “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”


So, you think you’re going to leave an inheritance for your children? What do you think they’re going to do with it? They’re also going to gather it and accumulate it just like you are. And they’re also not going to tithe on it just like you didn’t. 20 Then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ 21 “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” (Luke 12:16-21 NKJV).


There we go. So, then I’m continuing to write in my journal. They go from Me, they go from Me, God said to me, to their stuff. They are not content. 1 Timothy 6:6 to 10, 6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. Jesus. 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. (1 Timothy 6:6-8 NKJV).


God’s been asking us since 2020, what is your more for? Is your more so that you can set in store more for yourself? God’s still waiting for an answer. Your no answer, your no answer is interpreted very intelligently by God as your disregard and your dishonor. If I had my son Brynn here today, I would call him and ask him to let the church speak about what is your more for because God has proved him. God has proved him. Over and over and over again. Miranda, would you be able to just speak on his behalf a little bit? What is, you’ve been married to him now for how long, Miranda? 


Miranda: This week will be 4 years. 


Pastor Sharon: This week will be 4 years. And what, what is some of it? Just a few sentences. What is some of the way Brynn would answer today if he was here? He’s got symptoms. He’s online, and he’s watching. Take your time. 


Miranda: He would say that nothing that he owns, even the very breath that he has is but a wisp of air, and the very breath that he has is because of what God has given him. God has given him that breath. And nothing that he owns belongs to him. And that God has free access to anything and everything in his life. That there’s literally not one possession that we have, that’s ours, but it belongs to God. I’ve watched him do that in the short 4 years. I’ve watched him do that. That he would in a heartbeat, in a heartbeat, he would give all that he had. Well, all that he has, but that doesn’t belong to him. But all that he has in a heartbeat, he would give it away, to God. 


Pastor Sharon: Yeah. All that he had, his house in Fourways, he gave away. 


Miranda: Yeah. He gave away. And He’s gone to…


Pastor Sharon: But before he gave it away. Sorry, Miranda. Before he gave it away, he rented it out to Christians. 


Miranda: Yeah. He did. 


Pastor Sharon: He rented it out to Christians for less than nothing. 


Miranda: To cover the basic. 


Pastor Sharon: To cover the basic. 


Miranda: Not to make a profit. 


Pastor Sharon: Not to make a profit off of them. Do you know what it means if you’re a Christian and you’re using other Christians to make a profit off of them? The Bible calls it usury. Usury. Usury. Usury. The Bible is quite clear in the Old Testament that you can do the usury with the heathen, but don’t do the usury to your brother. 


Miranda. Can I share what happened with the Fourways house? 


Pastor Sharon: Yes. 


Miranda: So what happened was there was events in the… I wasn’t even in the church yet.  It was it was a while ago, but there were events in the church and he knew by the Spirit of God certain things had to happen in the house of God for the messenger of God. And he knew that the people were not obedient to God and doing what they were supposed to be doing with their money. And what happened was he said to God, he was angry. He was angry. 


Pastor Sharon: Well, I was blushing and I was ashamed. Yeah. And he was angry. Because God told him, the people in the church are not doing with their money what they supposed to be doing. 


Miranda: That’s right.


Pastor Sharon: Okay. 


Miranda: And and then he said, “Well, Lord, when I have that kind of money, test me.” And then the time did come. And the time came at a time when Brynn really needed the money. 


Pastor Sharon: He had? 


Miranda: He had nothing. 


Pastor Sharon: Yeah. He was content with? With what he did have. But it was nothing. 


Miranda: But it came at a time, when he needed, he needed actual money and God said, “Okay, now, Brynn, but now you have your, what do you call it? Your spare, your backup plan. Which is that kind of money you spoke to me about a few years ago when that thing in the church happened. Now what will you do with this money, Brynn, when actually you’re in a place where you need?” And he said, “I give you all of it, Lord. Give you all of it.” He gave up his backup plan.


Pastor Sharon: He gave up his backup plan. Yes. That’s right. Because God wanted to get… God wanted his heart. He wanted to be Brynn’s First Love. Since a little boy he has been like that, Miranda. Regardless of all the other messy stuff, that… that has been in his heart.


We’re going to get just now to offerings. There’s some precious offerings that people in this congregation have given. Please don’t let what I’m saying now detract and take away from that, right? Because I’m going to show you about offerings. The difference between tithes and offerings. Miranda?


Miranda: No. I’m just thinking how powerful God uses an opportunity because it was in Brynn’s heart to say that, “Lord, when I have that kind of money, test me.”


Pastor Sharon: Yes.


Miranda: And then in a time where it would seem that “Lord, now actually I need now what I have because I don’t – I need my backup plan now.” That God is saying, “Now this is your opportunity to give that.”


Pastor Sharon: When you said that to Me.


Miranda: Yes. That was the opportunity when things are a bit tight. Now what do you say? I’m making a requirement of you now. And what I’m seeing about how strategic God is, is because He multifacets, and even that then is an opportunity – because it broke things loose in Brynn with God.


Pastor Sharon: In his relationship with God.


Miranda: Yes. So, God multifacet is not just a “Brynn, you’re keeping your word”, but God is saying, “I’m actually… there are things that I need to get to you, Brynn, and so obey Me in this, Brynn. Don’t let this have a hold on you anymore, Brynn. At all on you.” And so, you know, He multifacetes, in an opportunity that it’s an opportunity for you to give, to sow.  It’s an opportunity for – let God be God. Let Him be your God.


Pastor Sharon: Yes. That’s right. It’s an opportunity for you to actually experience walking in that with God and actually doing it. And you bonding with God like that. And putting your trust in Him and your maturity.


Miranda: Yes. It’s that development of that zeal.


Pastor Sharon: It’s the development of the zeal.


Miranda: Yes. The fervor.


Pastor Sharon: That’s right. Thank you, Miranda. And so, 6 Now godliness, 1 Timothy 6, 6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish harmful desires, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness. You don’t even know how far you’ve strayed from the faith if you’ve been chasing. In their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:6-10 NKJV)


So, after that scripture, I’m writing this down. My people make excuses for their personal lives when I’m building an army. I’m moving now. I’ve been saying for a long time, I’m not waiting anymore, and I’m not. I brought this particular portion of scripture into this Ecclesia so long, and so many times, but I will bring it again to say I have now drawn the line. And this I must read out of the TPT from Luke 14 verse 16. This I must read.


So, I am responsible to deposit this, for you to hear it in your ears this day. Luke 14, 16. 16 Jesus replied with this parable: “A man invited many to join him in a great feast. This is God with His crossover here and what He’s building here. 17 When the day for the feast arrived, the host instructed his servant to notify all the invited guests and tell them, ‘Come, for everything is now ready for you!’ 18 But one by one, they all made excuses. One said, I can’t come. I just bought some property. I have to go and look it over. 19 Another said, please accept my regrets for I’ve just purchased purchased, I’ve just purchased five teams of oxen or whatever it translates in into today. Five teams of oxen and I need to make sure they can pull the plow. And 20 another one said, I can’t come because I just got married. I’ve got family responsibilities. 21 And the servant reported back to the host and told him told him all of their excuses, And the master became angry and said to his servant, go at once throughout the city, invite anyone, invite them to my banquet.


Verse 22, 22 when the servant returned to his master, he said, sir, I’ve done what you asked and there’s still room for more. 23 So the master told him, All right. Go out again, and this time bring them all back with you. And then it says here, 23 insist that they come in and enjoy the feast so that my house will be full. 24 I say to you all, no one who receives an invitation to feast with me and makes excuses will ever enjoy my banquet. (Luke 14:16-24 TPT) Selah. Selah. Jesus is building His church. He has an army. He has things that He has planned and purposed that He wants to do.


He has earmarked this Ecclesia. He has earmarked Pastor John. He has earmarked me. He has earmarked some key disciples in this house of which you have chosen to be one or not. He is earmarked, and He’s moving on with His plans and purposes with people who are consumed with a zeal for His… and when you’re consumed with a zeal for His house, it means you’re consumed with what He’s consumed with at the moment. You consumed you, you, you are in His affairs. You know what He’s doing. You know what He’s doing in His house. You know what He’s saying in His house. You know when He’s saying, for example, the farm.


Like Pastor John said, he doesn’t need a farm. God wants the farm for this Ecclesia. Pastor John doesn’t need a farm. Everything God tells Pastor John to do is for His house, not Pastor John’s church. Everything God tells Pastor John to do is for His house. It’s for Him. God says, “You do this for Me, John. Now this, John. Now that, John. Now that for Me in My house.”


God said to me, well, you must just ask them, is My house their house? And if My house is not their house, then why should their house be My house? Because it’s God first and it’s His house first. Right? So, people make excuses, so there’s all the excuses, and God’s saying, I’ve heard enough.


Don’t don’t, I don’t wanna hear your excuses anymore. So, Haggai 1 verse 2 – 4 Amplified Bible says,  2 Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come that the lord’s house should be rebuilt [although Cyrus had ordered it done eighteen years before]. Oh, my. 3 Then came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, 4 Is it time for you yourselves dwell in your paneled houses while this house [of the Lord] lies in ruins? (Haggai 1:2-4 AMPC)  


Just a question God asks you. Just a question God is asking me, and is it time for you to dwell in your paneled houses, while My house lies in ruins while My house doesn’t have enough in it? Why this is the lowest income that it’s ever been. When people go on their holidays. Pastor John has always said this and he always will say this, your faith, my faith, my faith, Pastor John’s faith is not dependent on your giving. What God does in this Church, my faith, but God’s swinging it around now and He’s saying, “I don’t want this anymore for Pastor John, I want My sons to be grown up and want zeal for My House. I want them to be interested in what I’m interested in. I want them, I want them to be bringing their tithes and offerings into the House. Into My House.” 


So, here we go. Their paneled houses ….. and the Lord spoke to me on the 13th of February. Their holidays. A very big tree has grown in their hearts and in their lives. They have walked in their word authority. Conversations throughout generations, they now have creations. A very big tree, I see. That’s what God’s said. The world has taught us to speak about holy days, holidays. Satan has hijacked God’s days, days of awe, days of beauty, days of wonder in His House. Satan has hijacked that God is not able to move in an Ecclesia because people are so worldly. They so like, the world. 


You know, when we were at church and we were planted we used to see people do that. We used to watch them do that. They would start to talk about things. Very big tree I see, very big tree I see. Holidays because the Lord started to speak to me about holidays and of course you the people that belong here know about that and then He spoke to me the very next day about holiday homes. Holiday homes and He reminded me of what He showed me and Pastor John, when we were planted at a church and people started prospering. Like David said, “Everything that we have is from You.” 


But then they started this, look at this; They have walked in their own word authority, conversations throughout generations, they now have creations. A very big tree I see. All the worldly ways are established with their words, they are watched that with the eyes, the desire of the eyes, the words begin. The conversations in homes, established patterns in lives for generations. They talked themselves right into it. They’ve created the pattern. They’ve established the order for their lives for the duration of their lives. And they will pass it on to their children and the next generation then the next generation and there will be more holidays.


Because God said, “My people call their holidays, their holy days.” “Don’t touch my holy days.” He says here, They’ve talked themselves right into it. Holidays, school holidays, holiday homes, conversations become creations. Conversation creates conduct. Satan has been able to hijack days for God, days with God, days of God. We are now… there is a critical mass of people in this church that are occupying that space now that satan had. We’re occupying it now. There are enough of us for God who has said, “No more, not in my heart it will be found. Not in my heart.”


So, we used to see them. They would come to church and come to church and then suddenly they were not a church that regularly. Why? Because God had prospered them. They bought boats. They bought holiday homes and their heart was pulled to that. Pulled to that. So, you would say, “Well, where are they?” Oh no, because you buy something you got to go there – to justify it.  


The blessing of the Lord makes rich and He adds no sorrow to it, and the sorrow is God’s sorrow. That there are things that are preferred above His house and above His home and that His house cannot be seen as a place of rest and a place of refreshing. And a place of reviving like we had some of it last week. But can you imagine what God’s able to do in how His going to be able to come more if we give Him everything? Giving us times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. All the scriptures He gave me blessed, ease, recreation, blessed, refreshment. Right? Okay.  


Conversations become creations. Conversations creates conduct.  So, Satan has been able to hijack. Now we occupying spaces satan previously had. When the pattern is right His glory will manifest. You don’t see it though except on the other side of obedience. We will only see it once we’ve crossed over. You can’t try and work out what it’s going to be like. It’s a deep cut this one. This is a deep cut. It still jumping around, a nerve is still jumping around in some of your hearts. Stuiptrekkings, jy kry nog stuiptrekkings. [You still get convulsions], when you even heard the word on Thursday, public holiday.  What happened in you?  Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. When the pattern is right, His glory will come. He is rescuing us from tyrannical rule and helping us to come out of the things that we love. Things that we’ve worshipped, things that we’ve mingled, to come into the Kingdom of His beloved Son. Right.


So, I think I’m going to finish actually with this. Haggai 1, 7 to 8 Amplified. 7 Thus says the Lord of hosts: So, He’s just said now, “Is it time for you to rush off to your paneled houses when My house lies in ruins?” The time for you to think in your heart, “Well this is your church, Pastor John, you use your faith and you must do what God tells you to do.” I want to tell you now it’s over in God. It’s finished. It’s finished. There are going to be those sons and daughters in His house that are going to fund Him. They’re going to fund Him and what He wants. They’re going to have that crossover in their hearts and God is going to bless them, and bless them, and bless them, and bless them.


You know, Pastor John and I were very young and we had nothing, and we were very poor, and we started off tithing from virtually nothing. But it was such an honour for us just to take that 10%, put it in a little envelope, put it in the offering basket when it went past because that’s how it was in those days. It was such an honor for us to take an offering. I remember one month, we put R15 in an envelope because God had need of something in the church. Our Pastor told us, we need to be doing this. Pastor John and I, every time we heard that, we would set it aside for God first, before we decided what to do with what we wanted to do with our money.


Who are we that we can offer to God so willingly because all things are from Him and we give everything that is from Him back to Him. Right? And so, it says here, 7 Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways (your previous and present conduct) and how you have fared. 8 Go up to the hill country and bring lumber and rebuild [My] house, and I will take pleasure in it and I will be glorified, says the Lord [by accepting it as done for My glory, rebuild My house, My glory, and by displaying My glory in it]. (Haggai 1:7-8 AMPC)


So, shish, Chrisa. I mean, Pastor Christi. I’m past my time, right? I am. I am past my time because my next point is that tithes and offerings point. I must bring it. I will bring it. Okay. It’s a big, big, big key, and shift for you and I. I’m going to bring it. Right? Is that okay? Is that okay? Right.


So, here is a point. A key teaching point on tithes and offerings for this crossover. Malachi 3, 1 to 3. Malachi 3, 1 to 3, New King James, 1 “Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, He has very suddenly come to us with all of this, hasn’t He? He has suddenly come to us with His messenger. …Behold, He is coming,” Says the Lord of hosts. 2 “But who can endure the day of His coming? Yoh, the things that He’s bringing to us. Who can endure this day of how He is coming now, to us? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderers’ soap.  3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, that’s us, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the Lord An offering in righteousness. (Malachi 3:1-3 NKJV)


God wants your offerings to be righteous, which means you think like God about it, you speak like God about it, and you give Him the way that He must receive it, with faith. And okay. Let me not. Okay.


So, verse 6 says verse 6 of Malachi 3. So, we’re going to verse 6 now. 6 “For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. O people of Heritage of Faith. 7 Yet from the days of your fathers You have gone away from My ordinances And have not kept them. Return to Me, Heritage of Faith people, and I will return to you,” Says the Lord of hosts. “But you said, ‘In what way shall we return?’ How shall we crossover? How shall we return? Verse 8, 8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ Now please see this here now because we’re going to refer back to it. In tithes and offerings. Tithes and offerings.


Now, Pastor John and I were very young in the Lord. Very young in the Lord, finding out for the first time about prosperity. We grew up in the church, Pastor John and I, but we never got taught that God wants us to be abundantly supplied because I know all the scripture I’ve read you, you’re thinking, “Oh, gats, Lord wants me to be poor.” You know better than that Heritage of Faith people. God is a God of abundance, but He wants you to get abundance His way, righteously. Hallelujah. So, a couple of months ago, the Lord started to say to me, “And it’s not enough and it’s not enough and it’s not enough.” And I said to the Lord, “Lord, that’s like a blast from the past, so way back. I remember that man. He came to our church where we were planted, and he taught on this, and it changed our lives, we started to implement it and put it into practice immediately, and we’ve lived it all these years, but it never stayed with us enough. It never stayed with us to such an extent that we taught our people on it.” The Lord said, “I’ve kept it now for the crossover. I’ve kept it for the crossover.”


Right. This point that He wants to make. So, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. Okay. Everybody says; tithes and offerings. (Congregation says, tithes and offerings). 9 You are cursed with a curse or an anti-blessing as Pastor John’s been teaching. You have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be, meat or, food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you such blessing, that not enough (Malachi 3:6-10 NKJV). You know, if you can put in italics, the seven, it’s the most italicised verse in the Bible. There are seven words, there are seven words in that scripture that are put in there by the discretion of the translators. Seven italicised words, you can go look in the New King James and in the King James. Okay, so put up that verse again, that there will not be, it says, …that there will not be room enough to receive it. Okay. So let me tell you ‘that there will’ is italicised. Is there any way we can take it out there, or italicise it? ‘That there will’, it’s not in the original. That not, ‘be room’ is in italics.


Be room’ is in italics. ‘Enough’ is there. 10 … that not enough (Malachi 3:10). ‘To receive it’ is also in italics. It’s not in the original. This man came to teach us that what God was saying there, is the tithes are not enough to open up the windows of heaven blessing. Because in verse 8, it says bring the tithes and the offerings. Bring the tithes and offerings.


And then He says, and prove Me now herewith, … if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, and that … not … enough … (Malachi 3:10 KJV). And that not enough. What’s missing there is the offering and he taught us that God’s people are so disappointed in God because their tithe is not opening up the windows of heaven and pouring out for them a blessing that there’s not room enough to receive it. He taught that. He said the tithe, you’re not giving God anything when you give Him the tithe because in the book of Leviticus, it says the tithe belongs to Him.


You’ve only opened the windows of heaven, 10and that … not … enough … (Malachi 3:10 KJV). And that not enough. This is good news for all of the people that bring offerings, that have brought precious heart offerings to the Lord. God says, “And that not enough.” It’s not the tithe that you try God by with to see if He will not open up the windows of heaven upon you and pour you out a blessing that you will not have room enough to contain it because those words are not even in that verse. It’s your faith in your offerings. It’s your faith in your offerings. You’re going to shift your faith now. 


Angie, what happened to you when I shared that with you? I just had the opportunity and the moment to share it with, it was so huge in me. What was it about a month ago? 2 / 3 weeks ago? Angie? What happened to you? I mean, she began to weep and say, “I’ve never understood why my tithe is not … Angie? 


Angie van Staden: Yes, Pastor Sharon, as a little girl, I would sit in church, and I would hear the Pastor bring this message and say, you know, and quote the scripture. 


Pastor Sharon Bendixen: With the italics. With the italics. 


Angie van Staden: Yes. And I knew my mom and dad were tithers, but I’ve never seen that outpouring, you know, come forth like it like they taught it to us. And so I’ve always wondered many times, like, why is the tithe not working? 


Pastor Sharon Bendixen: Why is the tithe not working? Because it’s not enough, 10and that … not … enough … (Malachi 3:10 KJV). Our Pastor had this man come and teach this to us, and it stuck with us. Yes? 


Angie van Staden: And so when you brought this scripture, Pastor Sharon, it totally set me free because I was asking God, you know, and even times when we have given offerings and they have been significant offerings, I haven’t had like Pastor Christi said, confidence that my offering would work because my tithe isn’t even working. 


Pastor Sharon Bendixen: Do you get that? The Church is speaking. How can I have confidence that my offering is working if my tithe isn’t working in the way that it’s been taught to me? We’ve been hoodwinked by a misquoted verse that’s grown up in us. Are you starting to get this? Oh, this is a relief. Yes?


Angie van Staden: And so when you brought this scripture, Pastor Sharon, I felt God had answered my question. And so all distrust left me. All wondering, why is it not working, and all wandering around left me. Because I saw when you brought this, I was like, that’s it. Now I can have confidence in my offering because that’s what God is after and then you shared that that’s how you actually got out of debt, with offering.


Pastor Sharon Bendixen: We got out of debt with offerings. Tithe was just something, it’s God’s. I give God what’s God’s. But we got out of debt with offerings, not taking investments to pay up our … not doing stuff like that. We got out of debt with offerings. Hallelujah. Glory to God. The power of the offering. The power of the offering. God brings us a new fresh wind to tell us about and speak to us about the power of the offering. You can trust in the offering. You can have faith in the offering. You need never misquote that verse ever again. “You bring all the tithe, the whole tithe into My house, and that not enough,” because I bring – verse 8 – tithes and offerings. And that not enough? And that not enough? Yeah. Just go to verse 8. You’ve been misquoting verse 10. Just go to verse 8. Yeah.


Angie van Staden: Yes, Pastor Sharon. Scales fell off my eyes and my ears popped open. That’s exactly what happened. Now I can have full confidence. 


Pastor Sharon Bendixen: In your offerings. 


Angie van Staden: In my offerings and my faith will work because I even thought, is it a faith problem? You know? 


Pastor Sharon Bendixen: That’s the big thing. Hey? The devil lies to you and says, “You see, you don’t have enough faith, you don’t have enough faith, that’s why you have no windows of heaven open upon you and there’s no blessing and you still got plenty of room to contain stuff.” Hey, Jackie? Come, speak. No. Yeah, stay here, Angie. Do you want to say something else?


Angie van Staden: Just that, Pastor Sharon. 


Pastor Sharon Bendixen: Yes, Jackie, you were there too. You happened to be there the day that I was full of words.


Jackie Delport: Yes, Pastor Sharon. I mean, I had the same questions in my heart because I grew up like that. My parents were giving tithes. We never experienced God’s blessing on our lives, overpouring, overflowing in our lives. And three weeks, I think it was about a month before you brought this, God was on my case with everything that I got, even for my birthday. I said, “Lord, I have this money that I got for my birthday, so what do You want me to do with it?” I don’t want to go and buy something because I can always remember that there were teachings that what is in your hand, if that’s not enough, it’s not your harvest, it’s your seed. 


And God was on my case and I said, “Lord, I’m going to sow this. I’m going to bring this offering.” And when you brought that, I knew God was talking to me about offering, bringing offering. And it was such a relief to me, it’s like Angie says, the relief of this trust that I thought, Lord, we are giving tithes, why don’t we see Your glory in our lives? Why don’t we see that? It’s because of the offerings. And it’s like she said, it’s like something fell off me of trusting, and I’ve been giving offerings every time. If God’s telling me to give something, even if I don’t have any money, I will give from myself, I will give from my time, I will give everything God asks me to bring the offering because God wants to open the windows of God or the windows of heaven over us.


Pastor Sharon: And pour out. Yes. 


Jackie Delport: ut we need to understand this. It’s like Pastor John said, we need to get this. We need to get what God wants to bring to us because He wants us to have abundance so that we can bless the house of God.


Pastor Sharon: Exactly.


Jackie Delport: Because that’s what He called us to do, to bless the house of God, not our own and if we look after His house, He will look after our house. That is exactly what God has been dealing with me is, “Look after My house. I will look after yours.” It’s not that God is trying to take something from us. He’s trying to get something to you. But if you don’t trust God in this, you will never experience the glory of God in your house, if we don’t bring it to God’s house. 


Pastor Sharon: Yes, and He’s given us a big key today. Don’t misquote that verse ever again. Don’t misquote that verse ever again. You just say, “I bring my whole tithe, all my tithes so that there may be meat in Your house, and that not enough. Not enough, and that not enough because of verse 8. I bring my offerings too.” This is something that most of you have been doing. You bring your tithe and your offering, but because we’ve misquoted that verse so long, we’ve mistrusted it. That comes from God now. Because we’ve misquoted it, we’ve mistrusted it. So let’s not misquote it anymore. Let’s take all the italics out and say, “And that not enough because I bring offerings too.” That’s all there is to this. That’s all. 


Jackie Delport: Pastor Sharon, can I just share this, what the Lord said to me also? There’s a scripture. I don’t know where it is exactly now, but it says, you must bring your offering as you’d intended in your heart to bring.


So what the Lord also said to me is we come to church and we put in offerings in the basket or in the bag as a matter of fact. Okay, so quickly, I have to get something together. Look in my purse for 20 or 10 rand. But we don’t purpose in our hearts before we come to the house of the Lord, to bring whatever He told you to bring in the first place. We need to purpose in our hearts what we are going to bring to God’s house because it feels to me like we just do it as if there is, you know, the basket is just going by so I quickly have to get something to put into the bag and it’s like you said, God says this is enough. It’s enough. 


Pastor Sharon: It’s enough now. He’s forming us into a different person. He’s forming us into a different people. He’s reshaping us with all of this. He’s helping us in our crossover – even with everything that came this morning. He’s saying; come on, come on, you’re crossing over. Right, hey, Jackie? Praise the Lord. Ja.


He wants sons that have the zeal and the fervour for His House and His things and not to just be this faith people like, “Give me, give me, my, me, I faith for this, I faith for that …” No, no, no. I’m getting formed in a different way here, now. I’m seeing God in a different light. I’m forming a different relationship with God. So, don’t misquote. What did I say? Because if you misquote, that’s why we’ve mistrusted it. It’s like, Lord, we’ve tithed all our lives. Your mom was poor, your dad, your family and they tithed. They tithed because they love God. They tithe because they love God. And you can be so sincere, but you can be sincerely wrong. 


This teacher taught us that day that it’s an outrage, actually, that it’s the most italicised verse in the Bible – one of the most important verses in the Bible. Because your tithe will open the windows, but for the pouring out of the blessing… for the pouring out of the blessing, it’s the offering. To keep the blessing without end, it’s the offerings. 


Oh, Jacks, thanks for helping me here this morning. We are done, now, today. Thanks, Angie. Thank you. It was evidence for me. It helped my soul when I saw the instant response of Angie and Jackie. It was like, wow, this has held people in bondage for a long time. Faithful ones. Hallelujah. Glory to God.


Father, we thank You that we have a newfound trust, now, in our offerings. When we bring offerings, we know there is a difference, Lord. There’s a difference, Father. And now, we will bring our offerings like Abel did, Lord. With faith, he offered, first. With faith, he brought his offering. And our offerings, Father, of all these precious people that have offered Lord, purposed in their hearts and brought offerings and purposed in their hearts and brought offerings, Lord, thank You that they are blessed and You are already working with those offerings and You’re already multiplying it, Lord. You’re already, Father, the harvests are already coming to them, in Jesus’ name. And we all say; amen.


And Your people, one more time I must pray, are blessed going out and they were blessed coming in and they’re blessed going out, Father. The Word and the blood of Jesus surround them and protect them, in Jesus’ name, and again we say; amen. Be so blessed. And selah. Do you know what that is? Think about it. Think about it. You need to actually go to the verse yourself to see it. Okay? Joh, that’s going to be tough to not quote that anymore. We’ve quoted it so long. [Pastor Sharon laughs] We did. I mean, it was one of our favourite scriptures in the Bible. Anyway, we know better now. In Jesus’ name. Bye-bye, everybody.