Scripture Reference: Acts 4:27-37 (TPT); Ephesians 4:7-8, 11-13 (TPT)
Praise the Lord. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. So good to see all of you in church. I mean, we got some bright lights on us. But there’s enough light for me to see some of your faces and say welcome back to church. Hallelujah. It’s about time. It’s about time. Hallelujah. Glory to Jesus. Well, thank you. You guys may be seated. Thank you very much. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Praise the Lord. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
Well, this is a good day for us to be in church. Pastor Sharon and I are just delighted to be sharing some of the new things that God is doing in us, He’s doing for us, He’s doing through us and He’s doing to us. Hallelujah. And so this is a marvellous time for us to be able to pursue the things of God. Hallelujah.
There are many things that I want to share with you this morning but I want us to go straight into a time of sharing the word and Pastor Sharon and I are going to share the Word together today. We’re going to just go straight into the Word and all the details of what’s happening with the auditorium and some of the practical things we will tell you towards the end. But right now I’m wanting to get in the Word. Amen.
I’m just going to share this scripture with you from Acts chapter 4 verse 27 to 36 in The Passion Translation. I’m just going to read it if you will bear with me while I read the scripture. 27In fact, Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with Jews and non-Jews, met together to take their stand against your holy servant, Jesus the Messiah. 28They did to him all that your purpose and will had determined (Acts 4:27-28 TPT). So here were two kings who were behaving so that God’s predetermined purpose and His will could be done. These kings thought they were acting out what they wanted to act out. But actually, they were under the control and under and in the time of God to get something done that He wanted to get done. Do you all see that?
28They did to him all that your purpose and will had determined, according to the destiny you had marked out for him. 29So now, Lord, listen to their threats to harm us. Empower us, as your servants, to speak the word of God freely and courageously. 30Stretch out your hand of power through us to heal, and to move in signs and wonders by the name of your holy Son, Jesus!” 31As they prayed the earth shook beneath them, causing the building they were in to tremble. Each one of them was filled with the Holy Spirit, and they proclaimed the word of God with unrestrained boldness. 32All the believers were one in mind and heart. Selfishness was not a part of their community, for they shared everything they had with one another. 33The apostles gave powerful testimonies about the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great measures of grace rested upon them all. 34–35Some who owned houses or land sold them and brought the proceeds before the apostles to distribute to those without. Not a single person among them was needy. 36–37For example, there was a Levite from Cyprus named Joseph, who sold his farmland and placed the proceeds at the feet of the apostles. They nicknamed him Barnabas (or “Encourager”). (Acts 4:28-37 TPT)
And I want to start off this morning, because if you’ve been watching Pastor Sharon and me, minister on Sundays, and you’ve seen the messages on the website, or through YouTube, or however you watch it or whatever device you watch it on, you would know that God has placed it in our hearts, prophetically actually, the mantle dropped on Pastor Sharon, I recognised it, that this is a time to speak about finances and about money. Part of that is exactly what I’ve read here. Part of it is God wants to demonstrate His glory in this time when people are lacking, and economies are failing, and there are many things that are not happening. God is wanting to demonstrate and is demonstrating that through the Church, He’s going to get things done. We are not limited to natural economies, we are not limited to the natural order of things. The way we go past that is to do what they did. We don’t look at our things that belong to us as our own. Everything that we own belongs to God, and He can direct us to do with it what He wants.
Now, I grant you that that requires believing God. Yes, it requires believing God. If you don’t believe God then you would mentally reject what this message says. Then you will justify, potentially justify yourself why you don’t give more to the Kingdom of God. Typical justification is – we have addressed this in our sessions together – but a typical justification is, well, I’m just giving to a church into a building and I’m just giving to a person’s salary, and so I don’t have to give my stuff for that.
If you don’t recognise that this is a work of God, then you’re already limited in what you can receive from God. By this time, you will know that Pastor Sharon and I have not received an income or salary from this ministry, by choice, we have sowed it back into the church for the last three years. So, you don’t pay us a salary. You’re not doing anything for us. We trust God and we believe God for the money that we need to live on and what God needs to provide for us.
We live by our own giving.
We live by our own giving and by our own faith. Hallelujah. So, if we believe this then we live this. The enemy of God will always, obviously, when you hear a message like this, he will come and try and steal it from you by trying to persuade you not to believe this message because then it will require that you would have to do something that makes you uncomfortable.
If you haven’t listened to our last couple of Sundays of messages, I urge you to go onto our YouTube channel and go and listen to the messages. It will impact you and it will change you.
But, we have come a journey and what’s happening today is a result of a journey that has begun some time ago. So, Pastor Sharon is going to start to read for us out of some of the prophetic words that God has given us as a ministry over many years. We discussed this and we prayerfully considered the order of it but I’m going to start off with something – I’m going to change the order a little bit, my babes, just with one document. I’m going to go back to a prophetic word that was spoken by Kenneth Copeland in 2009. And it says this; This ‘Great Awakening’ that’s hanging heavy around the nations of the world… This ‘Great Awakening’ that is hanging there, just hanging there to be realised and to be flowed and released…
The prayer, the prayer, the prayer, the prayer that’s gone forth. The prayer that is going forth, that’s where the power release is. That’s where the trigger to these things is, that’s the way you release them in your church. And thus saith the Lord thy God; In this hour these churches that are teaching and training people to pray, those are the churches where the explosion and the Shekinah glory of God will be manifest first. And they’ll say, ‘My, revival broke out over there.’ No, answered prayer broke out over there. The ‘Awakening’ will come out of congregations. There is a hunger.
He was talking about America, but it applies to us. There is a hunger in this nation for holiness. Holiness—real truth, Bible purity before God—and people will run into houses of worship where the glory of God is residing and hanging heavy. And they’ll say, ‘Clean, clean, clean! Oh to be clean, to be clean.’ And they’ll run into that atmosphere and My blood will cleanse them from the top of their head to the soles of their feet. And My Word will take root on the inside of them, and this nation is headed for a Holy Ghost wake-up call. It is on us now—we rejoice, for we’ll see it before many hours go by.” Hallelujah.
That happened in 2009, this prophecy. Then the Lord moved upon me in 2010 to prophecy. I want Pastor Sharon to read some of the important bits that you have there in that prophecy, Pastor Sharon.
What a sequence and an order and a pattern here, John. I’m just seeing it now for the first time. In 2008 where we fasted and prayed, you and I, and the Lord told us, “House of Prayer. Do it now. Don’t hesitate. Don’t debate or you’re going to be late.”
Yes, you’re right. 2008.
“Start now. Get everything organised and established. And in 2009 you’ll be up to date.”
So, in 2008 we received that mandate from the Lord prophetically, you and I, and then in 2009 Brother Copeland brings this. We had already started before this word came, to teach and train our people to pray. And then, in 2010, the Lord prophesied through you, and we sang this song. We put it into a song. Pastor Garth put it into a song – It’s the Time of the Living God – we sang that today.
I know that God has got a shifting in the Spirit that has begun to happen. I want to tell you that I am speaking by the Holy Spirit now… There is a shifting in the Spirit.
I’m going to just skip, John, because it’s very long.
Nations will begin to take note of what God is doing. Sure, it is a shifting for our church. Sure we are seeing the signs of the move of God, the early signs of the rain of the Spirit that is happening in our church but it is not just for our church. There is a shifting in the spirit for the Body of Christ. There is a shifting of the Spirit of God in this nation! And it’s happening right now. You need to be sensitive church!
I always look for the verbs in a prophecy.
You need to be sensitive church! You need to be alert! You need to watch and pray to be flowing and be in touch and be in tune and in flow with the move of the Holy Spirit There is a shift for a victory that is about to take place. It is the season of God that He has orchestrated for His glory and His power to come and be seen in the world. It’s not the season of power politics of the world. You may see that, but it’s the time of God!
So, in this time of God, it is His time.
I want to read further on in that prophecy, Sharon.
It will not manifest in the way the world thinks, because the world wants things to happen with spectacular fashion. They want things to happen in ways that they can identify as they had something to do with it! It is the season of God! It is not the season of man. It is the season of God! When God chooses to do things there is no man that can stop Him. And there is no virus that can stop Him. There is no man that can stop Him! There is no government on this earth that can stop Him!
That was the word prophetically that God spoke through me in, I believe it was, January 2010.
It was May 2010, Sunday.
Ok, that’s the scribe talking.
May 9th, 2010 at Heritage of Faith, Johannesburg. Yeah. So the Church is going to arise and occupy and have the solutions. And so that is the gist of that. But Pastor John, because you read that first prophecy by Kenneth Copeland in 2009, I’m going to go here to what Brother Jerry prophesied for 2021 about the awakening. He had a prophecy for 2021. So, it goes hand in hand with the awakening of the word of the Lord for Kenneth Copeland; A great shaking, a great shifting, and a great displacing. Then following this there will come a great awakening and a great outpouring. Then Brother Jerry gave this to us; Awakening is the act of becoming more attentive to the will, the plans, and the purposes of God in the earth at this time.
This is not your personal revival you’re going to have, you’re going to have your personal revival and awakening because you want to, because you choose to. Right? With the Word of God, and of course, where you’re planted. And so awakening, and then outpouring, he said; Is a sudden, rapid flow and barrage of God’s Spirit, power, and God’s anointing, God’s love and God’s blessing. This is what you ought to be watching for, and what you to be expecting as you enter. So these words are very similar to what you prophesied in 2010. I’m in charge of the seasons and the times and my purposes shall be fulfilled. I have the power to raise up and bring down. No man, no government, and certainly no adversary will stop what I have planned.
He says here; So lift up your hands and praise me and know that my plans will come to pass. Glory to God.
It’s important that when we talk like this, it’s important that what you see standing here may be human beings. But what comes out of us is from the Spirit of God. We are His messengers and we speak the words that He wants us to speak. If you see us as humans, and you learn to know us as humans, we have always lived this way that what we stand and preach, we must already be living.
That’s the way the power of the Word of God works. But we are also messengers of the Most High God. And so even when we come to speak a message that God gives us from the Bible if you look at us and say we are no better than motivational speakers that can get a word from anybody and inspire people to do many things. And so if you consider church to be a place where you can do motivational speaking, then that’s all you’re going to get out of church is a motivational speech. And then you will evaluate me and Pastor Sharon, and anybody else that stands in this pulpit, as to how well did they motivate and inspire us today.
Our job is not to come here to inspire you or motivate you. Our job is to come as messengers of the Most High God, and speak with the authority of the gifting and calling that God has placed on our lives. If you receive that as we receive the words from Brother Jerry, and from Brother Copeland, as from the Lord, we receive them, we live those words out in our lives. We speak them out, we receive them into our hearts, we declare them, we actually sow our seeds towards them. And we make sure that we are actively engaged with the words because they are not words that come from men, they are words that come from God through the vessels of men. This is the way God chose to do this. Men did not ask to do this, this is the way God chose to do this.
My accountability, besides being accountable to you – all of you – for living before God the way that we should live before God, we are accountable to you. It’s a reckless pastor that does not make himself accountable to anybody. I understand that we as a couple have to be accountable to you all, wherever we go, you go with us. If we go on television, like TBN, you are there with us, and you are identified with us. So, therefore, we have to be accountable to you in the way we live. Right?
And so, it works both ways, no? Then you are accountable to me. And if you don’t actually live up to the way God says you should be living, then God requires me to come and speak to you and say, “Hey, you got to pull up your socks here. Hey, I can see the devil’s after your life here.” Most people don’t want to have that kind of level of engagement from a pastor. Most people, but this church does. Right? Because we know that in a relationship where you are connected with a divine assignment, and your divine alignment is with the Body of Christ, then you can’t choose to go and move to a town that you choose to live in. You can’t go to a country that you choose to go to live in. You can’t just move to another church because it suits you because then there’s no accountability. Then it’s all about what you want to do. And so then you never receive into your life someone that God has destined and determined would be able to minister to you in the way that you need to be ministered to. I’m preaching really good now. Hey, Pastor Sharon?
You are speaking the truth, the truth of God’s Word.
Yes. I want to go back to the prophetic word of boldness. If you want to just read it for us and then…
Me and my paper and you and your iPad.
You and your paper and me and my iPad.
Yes, me and my paper and you and your iPad, it’s the way we flow. But I am going to put this on my iPad. I’m going to ask you to help me.
I did offer to do it for you.
I know we had no this morning. Okay, so here it is. This is the prophetic word that the Lord gave Pastor John for this year, for himself first, always the Word of God that He gives us to minister to the body is for us first, for us to live. Right? That it can come out with power when we minister to you. It was to go big and to go bold. Go Big and Go Bold. He taught messages on that. He was very clear that it’s not just your big, bold personality and you’re going to do what you’re going to do. It’s the boldness that you have because of your intimacy with the Lord. And you know that He’s showing you where you need to be going big and be going bold. Hallelujah. We are going big in prayer as a church. We are going big and bold together. We are going big in prayer. You heard the teaching and training the people in the churches, out of those churches will come the awakening. We’re going to go big in sound and song. The time limits us to actually bring forth that prophecy that came out of you about the sounds that are coming from Heritage of Faith. These songs that are coming out of this House that it will pierce and it will penetrate and it will draw people to Jesus. We’ve already seen evidence of that. People have already come to our church because they just heard the song and the Spirit of God moved on them and they’ve come. Pierced and penetrated the hearts and brought them to Jesus. Brought them to Jesus, not to us, to Jesus. Hallelujah. So, big and bold in sound and song. These are new words for a new era that God has given us. We don’t call it praise and worship anymore. God has given us sound and song. Hallelujah. Glory. We are going big in the word and big in the messages that God is giving us. As we’re going big, our faith is going to rise. Hallelujah.
This is also what I want to read part of what he said; Do you see in the spirit that this is a strategic time? This is a time for you and me, for us together collective greatness. This is a time for us to begin to hold, join hands, join and strengthen our combined resources. You heard Pastor John on Collective Greatness, blood-bought family. Combine our prayers. Get united in our prayers. Begin to press in the spirit for the big things that God has got for us. And as we press, as we come together collectively, great together in our faith, great together in our agreement, great together in our life of prayer, greater together in sound and song and the way that we worship. Greatness in the things, the boldness and the strength will grow. And the big things that God has planned for us will begin to come into the material world as we bring them out of the spirit realm. Hallelujah. And of course, Pastor John, I don’t know if you want to go there? But this was the scripture of scriptures for going big and bold.
You can read it in a minute, I just want to say, it says; In the things, the boldness and the strength will grow. And the big things that God has planned for us will begin to come into the material world as we bring them out of the spirit realm. Observe, [gesturing towards the auditorium], just came out of the spirit realm in a time when economies are slowing, people’s incomes, there is fear of what the future of incomes are and jobs and economies. Observe what was birthed in the spirit realm God has brought into the material realm. You are watching today faith at work. This is the evidence of faith.
I can tell you when God said to me, “Change up the auditorium and upgrade the auditorium,” there was not one cent allocated, not one cent allocated to upgrade this auditorium. As I stepped out in faith and said, “Let’s do it,” God began to bring the money and the finance began to flow to upgrade the auditorium. Hallelujah.
You will know that part of the way that happened was that Pastor Sharon and I – if you were not in any one of those services, and you didn’t watch it – we decided that we would be the first to sow a seed towards making the auditorium grow and get all these things in. We sowed out of our own personal finances R100 000. Our seed has opened up the windows of heaven and God has continued to pour out blessing because that’s how you work in faith. Right?
If I say live by faith, and I ask you to live by faith by sowing the seed, I must do it. In fact, the only reason I can preach it with the authority and with all of the stuff that’s in me is because I’ve been doing it all my life. I’ve got here because of doing it. Hallelujah. I haven’t changed my mind yet and I’m not changing my mind anytime soon. I’m staying with the One, I’m dancing with the One who brung me, as Brother Jerry always says. I’m not leaving Brother Jerry, and I’m not leaving Brother Copeland and I’m not leaving the roots that God has put me in. I’ve been with them, in the faith roots with Brother Hagin, for 35 years or more. I ain’t changing nothing now.
I’ve been married to this girl for 40 years, and I ain’t swopping her for two 20-year-old blondes. She’s a lot better than any of the two ’20s that could come along anyway.
Pastor John, if you don’t mind me saying this too, that everything that is happening here too, is as a result of those of you in Heritage of Faith that are faithful prayers. They’ve come to Pray Connect every week. Whether it’s been on digital because digital platform is over now. But your prayers, our prayers, collective prayers, we’ve gone big and bold in prayer. It didn’t stop because of Covid. And every time we’ve prayed for Pastor John, and for his big and bold and we pray for him, and we pray in the Holy Ghost – hallelujah – this is also your answered prayers, you faithful prayers. You who pray with faith in your heart, with love in your heart. Hallelujah. You to have had this part here. Glory to God. And we thank you, for your continued, earnest, heartfelt prayers. We’re going big and bold now in prayer when we meet up on Tuesday night again for that hour of power. Glory to God.
I’m going to just read the scripture that I used when God gave me Go Big and Go Bold. I just want to combine all the messages. It’s in the foyer as you walk out, where the tea and coffee station is. You will see the three messages in bold and written out on the wall there. Go Big and Go Bold. It’s The Year of Abundant Overflow, and it’s The Year of the Local Church. Those are the three prophetic words he received from Brother Copeland, from Brother Jerry and from me.
They are all on the website, fully. They’re all on the website for you.
And so the Lord gave me this scripture and he said, Ephesians chapter four, verse seven, in The Passion Translation, 7And he has generously given each one of us supernatural grace, according to the size of the gift of Christ. 8This is why he says: “He ascends into the heavenly heights taking his many captured ones with him, and gifts were given to men.” (Ephesians 4:7-8 TPT). So, He gave gifts to men. He gave gifts to men. Hallelujah.
If you watched last Sunday, you will see how every priest that went to go sacrifice had to take gifts. Jesus Himself was a sacrifice and these gifts that He gave were the gifts of these gifts to men. Would you like to read the rest, please, Sharon?
Yes. 11And he has appointed some with grace to be apostles, some with grace to be prophets, and some with grace to be evangelists, and some with grace to be pastors, and some with grace to be teachers. 12And their calling; see, their calling is to nurture and prepare all the holy believers to do their own works of ministry, and as they do this they will enlarge and build up the body of Christ. 13These grace ministries will function (Ephesians 4:11-13 TPT). Now, these functions are not the natural functions in a church where you carry a chair. These are spiritual gifts and graces that God has gifted and graced you with that as you are obedient to go big and bold in the messages personally. To go big and bold in prayer, and to go big and bold in your personal walk with God and in your plantedness. Then you become in this church, you become what God has, and you receive the gifts that are in this church. You become. You find yourself by default just flowing in all of your spiritual graces and gifts. Hallelujah. You will be nurtured. Our calling is to nurture and prepare you so that all will function until we all attain oneness in the faith, until we all experience the fullness, you see, we all know what it means to know the Son of God, and finally we become one perfect man with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed into the abundance of Christ (Ephesians 4:7-13 TPT).
There is no son of God that can be fully developed in the abundance of Christ without the nurturing of the gifts of the apostle, the prophet, evangelist, the pastor, the shepherd, the teacher. It’s not possible, it’s not possible. And for you to recognise that and to be hooked to that, and to recognise who your spiritual leaders are, and who they are to you.
So, last year again the prophetic mantle came on Pastor Sharon, and the Lord had me recognise it, and then cooperate in the ministry of the revelation that she received. And it was, I will take the children. That was a very powerful message because it highlighted something. And what it highlighted was, it highlighted the system that we so easily and quickly embrace as the world system, that everything that we must do is dictated by the world system and the world’s order. So the world says that at a certain age they must go to school, at a certain age they must be finish school, and then they should go to university because university or a tertiary education is what they must do. And they can choose whatever field in subject that their intelligence and their gifting and their talent is calling them to do. And then they must make a choice as to where they want to function in life.
So, what part of that has God got any say about? What part of that does God get anything to say about? So, because the world system says we must do it, we must just do it? So, please don’t get me wrong. Education is very important. Educating our children according to the knowledge of what’s in the world is important for us to do that properly and well, and as well as we can. But here’s what happens and I’m just summarising it. Here’s what happens. If you are a parent that chooses to attend church, but you run your life the way you want to run your life, then what happens is church is a convenience. It might even be a conviction for you. So, you might even say, I’m committed to go to church every Sunday, and I will do whatever I can to get to church. So, you may be committed to go to church. But that doesn’t mean to say that what comes from church becomes part of you. And that’s the difference between a churchgoer and a disciple. A church person that receives what comes from the church as messengers from God and then says, “I went to church to receive something from God so that this next week, I can live what God said.” That’s what a disciple is. But for the most part, people go to church because it’s a really good idea to have your life balanced with a bit of spirituality. And so it certainly plays a part to keep us equalised in our life. Have an equilibrium in our lives.
So, going to church is important. It’s part of our profile of what we do, go to church, and occasionally, maybe we’ll give some money, and occasionally we’ll attend some special events, and we will support the church. And so all of that is done based on your own determination of what’s good for your life. That is nothing more than a churchgoer. That is not who Jesus died for. You are part of the group that Jesus died for but that’s not what Jesus died for. He died so that when you go to church, you receive what God says, then you live what God say and then when you come back to church, the new life in Christ that you’ve been living, you bring that life to church. And everybody that brings the life of Christ that they’ve now been living brings it back to church we all grow like this work of the ministry that we all come to maturity that begins to happen. Hallelujah. You see, that becomes a living organism that is the life of Christ. It’s not just a building where church people come to. Praise the Lord.
You know, Pastor John, one of the things the Lord also showed me is that people come to church, and they have a good experience in the presence of God and they feel His presence, they feel His presence and then they think they are okay but God will never remove His presence from you, ever. Even if you stay a spiritual baby or even a disobedient child of God, He’s not going to remove His presence from you. You’re still going to come to church on a Sunday when His presence is here with us and the anointing of God is here with us. And you’re going to have had, you will have an experience with God every time, even if you walk out in the afternoon, and never ever become a doer of the Word. You will come again the next Sunday and experience the presence of God and the God in your heart. And then you’ll go out again. And so He said, people think that they’re okay in their development with God because they still experience His presence but God will never take His presence from then.
Never. Never. And so what happens is that as people are living their lives; we send our kids to school, we go to work, we go on holiday, we go to the restaurant together, we do this, we do that, and we go to church. We do this, we go overseas, we go here, and we go to church, and church just becomes something that you also do.
If you are that kind of person, then you are also the kind of person that says if there is something that is more important for me to do, like go on holiday or like go to a… I’ve booked myself on a cruise, on a cruise somewhere in Europe – when it all comes back together, you know, hopefully, maybe some of these things will still exist, I don’t know – but I booked myself on a cruise or I’ve booked myself on a trip. So if the pastor calls for a special set of meetings and I happened to have booked a holiday, sorry, the special set of meetings has got to wait because I’ve got a holiday.
Yes and surely what God has been leading Pastor John to do for this local church can’t be more important than my holiday because everybody does it.
Everybody does that. So, I can speak with absolute conviction about this because in times past when we had paid for trips to America with our kids because of my corporate rewards that I had received for my excellent performance – that was just the faith of God working in my life – we chose to say, thank you, instead of going to the Cayman Islands of the barrier reef of Australia and having a five-star experience that’s all expenses paid for, for a week’s holiday. Where we would anyway have had to spend all the time with a whole bunch of people that would drink and party and fall over every night. You know, I always chose to be the senior manager executive that said, “I will stay at home. I will stay and look after the company. You guys all go.”
They would say, “You sure, John? You don’t want to come? “No, no, no, you guys go. I’ll take care of the company. I’ll be the manager in charge.” So they all thought I was really quite marvellous because what they would do is that they would take all that money and allocate it as travel money for me as part of my incentive. So we would go, and we would calculate all the money and say which conference can we go to? Brother Hagin conference, Brother Copeland’s conference, or whatever. What conference can we go to in the world where can we go and spend our holidays going to church. Why do you think I would swop out a five-star hotel, Cayman Island where all the activities were also thrown in, you know? That they didn’t give me on my incentive plan, you know, like going in glass boats that you can see all the fish in the corals and special things that they do for you.
But I was so in love with Jesus, I didn’t really want to go and spend time drinking with all those guys and spend five days in their company when I could go and spend five days in the company of believers where I could hear the Word. So I’m not speaking to you about something that you think I am trying to guilt you on. You know me better than that by now. I don’t guilt you on stuff, I don’t shame you on this stuff. But this is a standard that we can aim for.
This is a requirement that God has got for us at this point to go successfully into His new era, and successfully through His open door. It’s a different, it’s a maturity that He is looking for that many of His people have been going to church but haven’t matured spiritually. Because of the messages and getting into the messages and maturing with the Word with the five-fold ministry, you know, with that recognition. He is saying, “In order for you to experience abundant overflow, in order for you to be able to go big and bold, you need to be experiencing spiritual maturity.” Which comes to all of us the same way.
If I could just…I want to finish on this. If you are that kind of person that when the Word came, I Will Take the Children, we had quite a marvellous day yesterday with the MiXchange interns that are with us this year for at least this moment in time. We had quite an amazing time because a number of parents that were sitting in the meeting because it was a feedback time for us to tell what we had all done, and all the things that we had been up to and all of the things that we were still going to do, and so on.
So when we gave feedback, one of the parents, I asked them if they had any questions for me, if there is anything that we could answer, you know, about the program, about their growth, about any development that happened. One of the parents immediately began to speak and she said, “I would just like to say to you, thank you, for saving my daughter’s life. Thank you for saving my daughter’s life.”
Well, this was someone that had done well enough at school to be accepted in a number of universities to go and be able to do a degree that is a very significant degree, and you need to do well in maths and sciences and those kinds of things to be able to do that kind of degree. For the most part, this person had not been a member in our church, but out on her own, she approached the ministry to come and attend, to be part of it. We felt led by the Lord to open our hearts to let her come. She’s part of our family now. She’s part of our family now. So, there’s not much I want to say about that other than, in her parents’ heart that is not connected with our church, she saw the life of God transform her. And that sparked some other people that had been in our church for twenty years, and they even made that comment, and they had their children’s lives all planned out. All the big things in anybody’s life that you could imagine, all the gold stars were there. So they freely began to speak – I am hoping that they will allow us to get their testimony on record, on camera and we will show it to you. But they began to freely speak about how when their son chose to actually follow Jesus, and not just go on the treadmill of I’m going to university now and everything else, how much his life has changed. And that his life in Christ is now challenging them as parents about their own walk with God, and about how they’ve got to change their thinking about everything. Hallelujah. Praise Jesus.
Well, you see because what has happened is that God began to speak and He said, “If you come and you obey this Word you can do things My way and when you do things My way you will begin to experience the order of God that you can’t see until you become obedient.” And so you can look at anything that God preaches, you can look at us, you can look at what we’ve done here and you can intellectualise this whole platform. You can intellectualise everything that we are doing with the music. You can enjoy it, you can intellectualise it, you can have a lot of opinions about it. But if you don’t enter into the obedience of Christ in it, you will never experience what God’s intended to do with it. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
I’m done with this section. Pastor Sharon, you want to go and sit down so that I can talk about the details? Hallelujah. Isn’t she just amazing? She’s amazing. I hear nothing from you today. At least a whole big ‘amen’ would be great. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
So, I just wanted to tell you about some of the things that happened is that as you all know, about nineteen months exactly now, nineteen months ago, we went on TBN primetime, three days a week. It was not my intention to be on television, I had not received a directive from God but the way that it happened, we felt that this was God’s call and this is time to go on television.
So we paid for three slots in primetime, every week on TBN. So, if you don’t know it yet, it’s five o’clock on Tuesday, five o’clock on Wednesday. and five o’clock on Thursday and it’s for half an hour. What we chose to do as a ministry is to give the third slot which is a Thursday, to Brother Jerry entirely and completely and take his message exactly as he runs it in America and bring it into South Africa and run it on there so we paid for the time we ran his ministry. For nineteen months that’s been a good seed. Don’t you think? You can ask anybody, primetime is expensive on television. It is. It’s a good seed.
Not only that, but on every single, every single message, every single message that we bring as part of our TV broadcast, we include partnership with Brother Jerry on the broadcast. So, you’re invited to be partners with Brother Jerry Savelle on our program, every week, every program. That’s a good seed, don’t you think? So then it would be obvious that there’s a harvest coming. So, we are in the process of completing our documentation and our agreements with TBN. At this point in time, it has been agreed in principle. They’ve asked us to do a show that is going to be a live interactive program, where we will teach the Word and people will be able to phone in and ask us questions or put it on Facebook or Instagram, or any one of those platforms and ask us questions live and we will then answer them as a live program on TBN. Hallelujah. So, we’ll tell you when that starts and how that’s going to work. We’re starting it off in smaller bits, not the complete way that we’re going to run it because we want to make sure that it all works well. Amen.
At the same time, we have recognised spiritually that what God brought as a prophetic word, I Will Take the Children and the way that the young people responded themselves because you can ask each one of them that we counted on God revealing to them that they should come here. I had it actually in one situation where I was sitting in the lounge, in my lounge with someone and I had no idea that actually the conversation we were having that in this person’s heart they had asked God privately to make a way for them to come and be here this year. We were talking about other matters and all the while I was sitting in my lounge thinking but this is not possible. The circumstances are not conducive to this. The longer the conversation went on, the more the Lord began to press on my button, “You must speak now.” And in fact, our conversation came to an end and we were busy saying goodbye to each other just about getting up off the chairs, right before we got up off our chairs. I said, “Actually, I can’t go, I’ve got to speak.” I said, “I believe the Lord wants you to be here this year.” Well, it started a crybaby session with all of us in the lounge there because God answered a cry of the heart that had not been uttered to a single other soul anywhere, any place, any time. It was completely privately held within that person.
Let me tell you something; if you are a lover of God, and you choose God and you desire God, you can express a pure desire in your heart and God will answer it. And no man can stop it because He will make a way to intervene and get it done for you. Hallelujah.
I feel right at this moment led to say this; parents, if God’s calling your children and you and your plan stand in their way, God’s going to get them on His plan, no matter what you say. No matter what you pay and no matter what you say, God is going to get them on His way. Hallelujah. This is a prophetic word spoken to all the parents here today that think that their say is better than God’s way for their children. I’m telling you now God has spoken prophetically this morning; you watch it. God is going to get your children. If you stand in the way, He’s going to move you out of the way or He will move them around what your way is because He’s jealous of His children.
Those people who went disobedient against God around every corner in the wilderness, He said, “Alright, you stay in the wilderness and your carcasses can fall and die in the wilderness. I will take the next generation because they won’t have so much to say about it. They won’t second guess the pastor all the time. They won’t have something to say about the voice of God and about the ways of God and murmur against the water and murmur against the quails and murmur against the bread of God. They have always got something to say, the older generation because they’re all full of themselves. The younger generation says, ‘I’ll go with God, give me a chance, I’ll go with God.’” You know, the only thing the younger generation said to Joshua when they’re about to go into the Promised Land, “You hear from God and we will follow.” That is all they said. “Just you hear from God and we will follow.” They had no murmurs about anything. It is not about food, it is not about water, it’s not about this, it is not about that, who is going to be the bigger clan and the lesser clan and who’s going to be the gold stars and who’s going to be whatever. It is just, “You follow God and you hear from God and we will follow.”
God is looking for a spirit and looking for the younger generation that grew up in faith churches. He is jealous for these children. He is jealous for these children. Let me tell you; the devil is equally after the children, the seed of faith parents. The devil is wanting to keep you in the Babylon system He is wanting to keep you locked up following all of your plans where you go and you follow a plan. You go to this university, you meet those people and those people you meet and then they become your friends and then you go with them to that church and then you go with them to that place and you end up meeting somebody there that you shouldn’t be meeting there and maybe even marry someone you shouldn’t have married when you met them there because you were just following your plans and you weren’t following God’s plan. Then all kinds of things happen in your life and you don’t understand why.
Don’t shout me down because I am preaching good. I am more convinced about this, I believe this with all my heart and again I’m not trying to shame you. I am not trying to guilt you. This happened to me when the world system wanted to promote me and put me in a company where shares were a great option for me. I was a young man really developing in my career, trying to provide for my family and this great opportunity was given to me. I must leave Joburg, go down to Durban, run the branch there, go and do all that, we will give you shares in the company. That company eventually grew and became a huge software company and I would have been very, very, very, very, very, very rich. The Lord said, “No, John, that’s not where I called you. I’ve called you to this church,” which was my local church at that time. At that time I didn’t have any relationship with my pastor or anything, but that was my church and so ultimately many, many years later God says “It’s time to move you into your calling, John.” “Yes, Sir.” He said, “I want you to go and serve Brother Jerry and Brother Copeland”. “Yes, Sir.” Then I got connected to Brother Jerry and now my legacy is personal relationships with Brother Copeland, Brother Jerry, Brother Jessy, Brother Keith Moore all of those kind of guys are directly in my life because I obeyed God then and I didn’t follow my own course of life then.
I didn’t follow the money. I didn’t follow the opportunities. I didn’t follow the next thing or the prevention of things. Let’s move to another country to prevent myself from being caught in a next Zimbabwe. Where is your faith in God?
Alright, I better get off this now and start to really preach. So, we’ve been sowing the seeds, this opportunity has been opened up with TBN. The first time we started the MiXchange program was round about the time when certain people joined our ministry. One of the people that joined our ministry was Matt. When Matt joined the ministry he was a high school leaver that was clueless about what the future of his life was. God brought him across my path and we started to work together. Matt has now been with me for 10 years and in this time he met his wife here. I asked him to move from Joburg to Witbank when he was, I don’t know, 21, Matt? I can’t remember but it was roundabout there 20 or 21. I said, “Matt, move to Witbank.” It was like, “Witbank? What do I want to go and do in Witbank?” For the first how many weekends he would be here during the week and he would go visit his friends in Joburg every weekend. Eventually, he began to realise, wait a minute, actually, I’m supposed to be here and then he began to get into what God wanted him to do here.
Then as he began to get into what God wanted him to do here, low and behold he met this wonderful woman. She now preaches in the band here, Kate, she’s in the band. She preaches in the band, she sings in the band. They have a wonderful life. But Matt has been a gift to the ministry that God has allowed to develop and he’s got an ability to see things technically and there’s a desire to see things technically and to be creative and to be connecting with people that are creative technically.
So we’ve been working with different companies and so we are…I don’t want to give all our secrets out right now but we are in a really great position where we can go live from this auditorium as if it was a TBN studio, from this auditorium to the rest of Africa, all the broadcast that we are going to do. We are going to do it from this stage. So this is not going to look like this on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. It’s going to look like a different stage. Our digital wall is coming and it will take the place of this. But it comes from China, my China, and you know, the way things are with China right now, you never know what is going on in China. Ja, it needs to be sanitised when it gets here, properly and thoroughly, you know. Well said, Sharon. And so, anyway, we have ordered it and we have paid our deposit on it and we will pay the rest when it comes. When it arrives and it’s a couple of weeks away from arriving, but we didn’t want to wait for the digital wall to arrive because we start with online Bible School tomorrow night.
And so not only are we going to use this platform and this auditorium for what is going to happen with TBN live, we are using this auditorium for online Bible School. So, online Bible School, you would have gotten a pamphlet like this when you came in. If you didn’t, get it when you go out. So, there’s an on-campus, it’s pretty self-explanatory, if you don’t understand it from there, go to the website you’ll get an explanation of what to do.
We are encouraging every church member to do the online Bible School this year. It is free. For you, church members, it is free. We live by seed. So, you will see, it explains it to you. In order for you to not pay, you will have to input a discount code that we will give you once you register for the Bible School, for the online school. We will give you a discount code, you enter that discount code, you have that course for free. Next course you get a new discount code, you have that course for free.
So, as you go through the year, you get the discount code, you have the course for free. The online course is different from the on-campus course because this is a digital one year program or in the future people can do it and take their time and take as long as they want to do it. They can do it and they can pay per course in the future on how they do the online school. But for this year, if you stay with the program, we are going to give you a special Certificate of Excellence in Achieving and completing this school.
Now, I am going to say to you something that is going to tilt your mind. It’s going to tilt you. You’ve been lopsided for a while now, it’s going to tilt you the right way up. So, the school will run Monday night and Thursday night, six o’clock. Our sessions will run twenty minutes each with a ten minute to fifteen-minute break in between sessions and we will run four or five of those sessions on Monday night and Thursday night until we’ve completed the course.
The first two courses will be Monday night, we will start with Prayer. Why? Because of all the prophecies we read. Thursday night we will do Faith because you can’t please God without faith. We want to do the first two things that please God; prayer and faith. If you think you know about faith, it’s a good thing to do this thing on faith. If you’re even attending school and Bible School, it’s a good thing to do this thing on faith. Why? Because faith comes from hearing and hearing by the Word of God. So even if you’ve been to Bible School before and you say I know all, well, if you know all things about faith then you should know that you need more faith. You need more word to get your faith stronger and to keep it enduring for longer.
So, the Bible School is coming to you. If Mohamed won’t come to the mountain, the mountain will come to Mohamed. Ok, you’re not Mohamed. Let’s just be clear about that in this Christian church. Now, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t do this course. If you have a bandwidth problem or you have a problem with megabytes or whatever, you know data, whatever you need to have, come here and come live into the audience. This is why we did all this stuff so that this recording that we’re going to do will have a legacy. It’s got legs. It can go year and year and year and many people around the world will say this is high quality. Everything is quality. All our cameras are quality. Everything that we are doing is going to be high quality. It’s going to be the highest quality that anybody produces anything in the world. That’s what we’re aiming for. Amen.
Is there anybody that should not be doing this course? Put up your hand so that I can throw a stone at you. You should be doing this course. If nothing else in your life, this will actually give you the answers to the questions you were never able to ask me, or able to ask anybody. Part of what we’re doing in this program is, as you go through this school, you will have the capacity to ask questions via email or via certain digital profiles that we’ll show you how – on the website preferably. Those people that are in the auditorium if you’re listening to it, we are going to invite you to either ask a question digitally or write it down at the end of the session you can give us the questions. Then what we will do is, we will answer those questions offline, in our studio so that when you go back to the online course, you can get all the answers to the questions of the previous session you heard about faith – which is the practical stuff you want to ask the questions. Like, if I’m in faith how do I tell my boss to go and shove it? And can I tell him that or must I just always walk in faith? Now you want me to answer that question right now. I’m on a different mission today. I am not going there. Come to the school.
So, that is going to happen Monday night and Thursday night. On Wednesday night, you have an opportunity to do something that is… So, now you know we’re going to work very hard this week, this year me and Pastor Sharon. Our format of doing this is that we are going to share the Word together on every subject as you saw us this morning. We are going to do every word, on Prayer, on Faith, on everything. We’re going to share from everything, the fullness of both her richness in Christ and my richness in Christ, her gifting as a prophet, my gifting as an apostle – these things are going to flow together in this course. Hallelujah. Praise Jesus. So, we’re working hard. So what’s wrong with you? Huh? If we can work hard, so can you, for one year. It can be the year that changes everything for you about everything, for everything, everything, ever, ever, ever.
Okay, then lastly, Wednesday night, I am going to be teaching leadership academy. We’re going to call it Leadership Development School. So, you have to register for that separately, but for all Heritage of Faith people, it’s free. If you are a member of this church, it’s free. But you still only get the certificate that’s Excellence of Achievement. For those people that are doing Leadership Academy as part of your four year program that you wanted to follow in Bible School so that you can get your Diploma and your Degree and you then want to go on and do a Masters and a Doctorate, then there are other things that you will need to do in the same year, your assignments, your workbooks, you’re everything that you would normally do in the third year, you will get to do those too so that you can have a different qualification at the end of that year. But you will get to hear me do all the teaching.
When I first did Leadership Development, or what I call Leadership Academy now, Leadership Development, I had lots of hair for those of you that have done it recently. I had a lot more hair than I have now. In fact, my hair was wavy and I could even grow it long, you know. It somewhat went awol on me. Ag man. But you know since then of course, when I first, and it is like this still on the DVD’s, on those programs. I only had five eternal principles. Since then, God’s given me another three. So, there are eight eternal principles, eight. I haven’t had another one for three or four years, so I think I’ve got them all now. But listen, God can show me anything, anytime and I’m happy to do whatever He says, you know. But praise the Lord.
So also, since that time we talked about in that Development School or Leaderships Academy, we talked about relationships and God has given me much more revelation about touch, integration of ways, strategic intentions, divine productivity and covenant as the framework for relationships. If you take that relationship framework you can apply it to anything, from marriage, to work, to employing people and promoting people. If they are not integrating with your company, then you should not promote them. If they are just in your company to touch their salary and then to touch your customers, then that is all you should be paying for and they should be a low-level employee that is only capable of touch. The minute you want to promote somebody, they must integrate their ways with your company which means they must share your value systems. And then if you want to promote them again so that they have a more strategic role in your company, they have to have been showing you that they have integrated their ways with your value systems in your company so that the strategic intentions can be a combination of what you want and what they want. I’ve just given you two minutes of that. And it was birthed out of a marriage thing. But like everything I do, I say, “Lord, if this is the principle that I must teach then it can apply to everything in life.” So that’s going to be leadership.
So, I want to tell you, you don’t have to do Monday night and Thursday night to do Wednesday night. If you only want to do Wednesday night you can just do Wednesday night. But I’m saying to you that if you take this year and say I’m going to give this year to God – go big and bold – and I’m going to have abundant overflow this year, then I want to encourage you; give yourself completely to the study of the Word of God. Let the power of the Word of God change your heart, change your thinking and watch God work for you. Watch God do major and mighty and wonderful things for you. Praise the Lord.
So, I’m pretty much done. I just wanted to share with you about the auditorium. I want to just say that the digital screen is not here yet, so we just put this background on to make it look nice. So when the digital screen arrives, we’ll be ready to put it up. Everything has been set up for it. There’re some other things that we still are kind of perfecting if you like. Some of it is the lighting in the auditorium, and some of it will be some additional cameras and things that we need with some special lenses so that we can do special effects for where we want to go. But otherwise, we are well on our way. What do you all think about the auditorium? The new stage, the new everything? It’s quite amazing. O, ja, Pastor Sharon is reminding me that she wants new sponges on the chairs, and newly recovered chairs because she wants to sit more comfortable on the chairs. Hallelujah. I don’t think they are so bad, but I can sit on a plank. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
I want to tell you that I’ve had an amazing, amazing team of people that have helped me. I want the interns, the team leaders, the A-team and Tommy and Quintin, I think if Quintin is here and Hein. Huh? And Hans, please come stand in the front here. Asseblief mense. The team can come up so long, Garth, you guys can come up so long. Thank you. Come stand up here guys. So, you also need to know one thing that we have done a lot of the groundwork, I would say ninety precent of the groundwork is done. Is that fair, Garth? Ninety percent of the groundwork, eighty percent of the groundwork, half the groundwork? Only the guides, twenty percent of the groundwork, five percent? What do I know? But all the songs are written and all the guides have been created and now there has got to be a whole bunch of studio work that’s got to be done, but we are on track to launch Song of Psalms album, within about four or five weeks. Hallelujah.
So, here’s the team that helped build this building, breakdown things. I mean, we had contractors in to do a lot of work too but a lot of work was done by this team. So, where’s Le Roux? And Simon of course. But Simon, all he did was if you watch the vlog, he just walked with earplugs and gloves on and he just kind of you know, I mean, that’s what he said on the vlog.
Actually, Le Roux here he’s trying to hide at the back, but he’s responsible for a lot of the hard work that we had to do. Because it’s his fault. It is, hey, Simon? Do you all agree that it is his fault? It’s all his fault. You can’t see what’s in the ceiling and behind all this metalwork. That’s all because of Le Roux. Well, I suppose if you’re a civil engineer, and you are the man who’s got to sign off on everything, then you want things like that, you know. But God really anointed him and he came up with a really creative way of doing it because our roof is good for the elements but it’s not good to hang heavy things off the roof from the outside. So we had to do a lot of work to be able to do all of the heavy load of the digital wall and everything else that we’re going to put in the corner here. We had to do a lot of work. And that was all Le Roux. Le Roux, thank you. We blame you but we thank you. Because actually, we couldn’t have done it without you. And we really appreciate you giving your time and your anointing on it. And so this is the team here, people. I mean, over there we have mostly the interns. All the interns put up your hands, come on. There you go. All of the interns. Come. Come, come, come, come, come.
So, these are the people that, I mean, they are amazing. They are spectacular people. And then the rest of the team here is the A-team, and my team leaders and Hein is not yet part of them, but we’ve adopted him as part of it anyway. He’s part of the team that lives in Joburg. Yes, Tommy, thank you. I appreciate all the work you’ve done after hours. And Hans, for all the stuff that you did, all your handiwork. Quintin, thanks for jumping in at a moment when we needed help. Jah, and who else? Simon, thank you. I mean, Simon he comes here, he works from five o’clock in the afternoon till midnight. I think they’ve even skipped a few curfews, you know. I’m not sure though. I’m not sure though. I wasn’t here. Hallelujah. So really, these are the guys. I’d like you to give them a hand please, everybody. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you guys, you can go and be seated again.
If you want to partner with us for anything that we’ve been speaking about, you can have a partnership form when you walk out. This is not your tithes and offerings. But if you wanted to, if you want to partner with your tithes and offerings and say that’s my partnership, that’s also right, fill it out. We just want to make sure that we’re always communicating properly with you. Amen. Praise the Lord. Won’t you all stand, please? I have one more thing to say to you. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God. Right? Pastor Sharon and I are believing that all of the legacy that God has for us will manifest this year. So in our direct lineage, my father grew up listening to John G Lake sitting at his feet. My great grandmother was one of the houses that John G Lake started his ministry in, in Krugersdorp. My dad was dedicated to the Lord by Smith Wigglesworth.
Pastor Sharon’s dad was a pastor in the AFM church. My dad sowed a significant seed into the ministry of Oral Roberts when he came here for the first crusade ever in South Africa. He sowed half of his inheritance into Oral Roberts’s ministry. Exactly 40 years later, God divinely connected me in covenant to Jerry Savelle, whose spiritual father is Kenneth Copeland, whose spiritual father is Oral Roberts. If you don’t think that God has a divine plan, then you don’t know God, full stop. He has a divine plan for all of us. We are believing that as the word is going to get preached this year, we will be having services, special services to which we will call you. We are believing that healing miracles are going to break out in this season. We are to use the words, tired of and fed up of God’s people getting sick. And we need to have God interventions. Hallelujah.
We believe that we are going to have times of worship, times of praise where we’re going to do sounds that come from heaven, songs that are birthed in the heart of God. Those sounds and songs will give us a platform of worship. We have had people healed before. We have had people have financial miracles, we’ve had people have relationship miracles. We’ve had many things happen in our ministry over years. But we are not looking for the ordinary. God said that He will do in one year, which would have taken 10 years. I’m believing this, that in this year, God is going to restore 10 years, in this year. He’s going to restore 10 years in this year. You watch; He’s going to restore people’s health, He’s going to restore relationships, He’s going to restore people back to their ancient paths of where they were called to walk with people in divine connection. He is going to restore them because the Word is going to create an atmosphere that is going to bring that about.
That’s why I want to encourage you, don’t look at this as just another ordinary year. I want to tell you, whatever you’re planning for this year, say, “For this season, I’m going to put the plan of God first. I’m going to make everything else fit into that plan.” And then watch what God will do for you. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Praise Jesus.
Hallelujah. Well, this is a Psalm, one of the songs that will be on our album, but Pastor John especially asked for us to sing this, this morning. You do know it. So we’re just going to minister to the Lord. Hallelujah. Glory, glory, glory.
Song – The voice of the Lord.
Praise the Lord. Hallelujah. I just want to say that you need to make a note in your diary for the 22nd and the 23rd of May because on that Saturday, we are having – five o’clock in the afternoon here in the auditorium – we are having Brother Joe McCroskey from Crowley, Texas, from Brother Jerry Savelle’s brand new refurbished TV studio. He will be coming to minister to us, Heritage of Faith, South Africa, exclusively to us. So, Brother Joe will start at five o’clock in the afternoon here, then he’ll preach for 45 minutes, we’ll have a 15-minute break and then Brother Jerry will come and preach to us, exclusively live to us at six o’clock in the evening from his studio in Fort Worth, directly live link to us. Hallelujah.
And here’s the next bit of good news. That’s all going to happen on the 22nd. On the 23rd, we are going to join Brother Jerry in a service, which is his 11 o’clock Sunday morning service in Fort Worth Crowley, we are going to join his service, and we have to work with them because we’ve designed the technology. Thanks, Matt. We have designed the technology which is shipping to them and they are just going to plug and play it into their system. So that as much as they want us to be interactive with him, it will be dependent on the time lag and how quick the internet speeds are. But if we can get that sorted out, there will be maybe a second or two-second lag in time but we will try and make it as short as possible. The whole idea is that we will see them and they will see us as a single audience from Fort Worth to South Africa. And Brother Jerry, we will join them in a virtual service in Fort Worth, Texas. Hallelujah. We are pressing for the things of God, big and bold and all the good things that God has for us. So whatever you are going to do on that weekend, don’t. Get here, be here. If you need to stay overnight, and you can’t afford it. Phone me, we’ll pitch a tent for you in the car park. I’m kidding. I’m kidding. No, if you really want to come and you can’t afford it, let’s see if we can make a plan for you. But be here. Amen. Hallelujah.
Don’t you think our musicians and our worship leaders here are just amazing and what they’ve delivered to us here? Hallelujah. Glory to God. Thank you, guys. You guys are all really great. Thank you, guys and girls. Hallelujah. It is one of our strikes, one of our beliefs that God is, what He has started here He’s going to expand it and it’s going to explode. And it’s going to become something that God birthed in my heart 20 years ago, that is now beginning to manifest in the fullness of its vision.
I feel in good company because, in Covid, Brother Jerry took delivery of the first intercontinental jet that he was believing God for. When he was here three years ago, you remember? He said he was believing God for the Falcon 50 and then he said no, but there’s another version called, I think it was this EC or EX50, he said, but anyway, those are what I’m believing God for. Well, he took delivery of the Falcon 50 about two months ago. He had it refurbished and he had it fixed and he had all the new stuff put on it. So it’s my desire and I want you to be believing God with me. So, if you keep wanting to sow and I thank everybody that has sowed into the aviation fund. We’ve sown some of that seed to Brother Jerry already some time ago. But if you want to sow some seed into the aviation fund, we are beginning to prepare so that it is going to be the first place he flies out of America with his jet to here. And we’re going to pay for his whole fuel bill. The whole fuel bill. Come on, now; I’m being big and bold about this. Don’t go quiet on me here. Praise Jesus. Listen, God hasn’t led me down with not one thing, not one, not yet, niks, not ever. And He’s not about to start now. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Praise Jesus.
I’ll see you in class tomorrow night. And if you don’t, if I can see you, then you will see me. Hallelujah. And if you don’t come online, I’m going to send my angels to visit your house. And if you feel like this uncomfortable, awkward thing in your bum, just know it’s one of my angels kicking you there and say, “Get online, go register, become part of the Bible School.” Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
I know this has been a slightly different service this morning. But we’re back with live services. We’ll let the Joburg people know what time, our intention at this stage is to go online directly into the Joburg church with the praise and worship and then bring the ministry of the Word to you in Johannesburg. So we should share the same sound and song, baby. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Hallelujah.
May the peace of God go with you. May He protect you and guide you and lead you. No weapon formed against you will prosper. When you go out and when you come in there you will be blessed, in Jesus’ name. We command His angels to have charge over you. They will surround you and protect you. The blood of Jesus protects you as you go out. We know that the Word of God is a shield around you, preserving you and protecting you from all kinds of plagues and evils and damaging things that would try and come into your life. Hallelujah. Now may His peace rest upon you, may joy fill you and increase you in everything that you think about in your life. Hallelujah. Praise Jesus. Praise the Lord. Hallelujah.
There’s some tea and coffee and biscuits outside. Goodbye, everybody.