I Will Take The Children Part 8: Calibrate – Ps Sharon Bendixen (JHB)
Scripture reference: Hebrews 11:8 (AMPC); Ezra 9:8-9 (NLT); Ezra 9:8 (AMPC); Malachi 3:1-2 (AMPC); Jeremiah 20:9 (KJV); Zachariah 13:1-2 (TLB); Revelation 18:4-5 (AMPC); Genesis 6:1-3 (KJV); Genesis 6:5-6, 8-14 (AMPC); Acts 20:32 (AMPC); Deuteronomy 32:16-17 (AMPC); Micah 4:1-2 (NLT); Hebrews 12:22-24 (KJV)
Glory, glory. Your joy is our strength, Lord. Oh, yes, Lord. Yes, praise You. Yes, ha ha ha, ha, ha, Lord. Glory, glory, glory. Your joy is our strength. And we’re so glad that joy is a choice. We’re so glad that joy is a fruit of our recreated spirit, Father, that it’s already in us. It’s not something we try to get father. It’s something we’ve got. And we rejoice, we release it and we rejoice, Father, and it’s the expression of our mouth. We release our joy from our mouth, Father. Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah., hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah. Glory, glory, glory, glory, glory. Glory, glory, glory, glory, glory. Hallelujah, hallelujah. We lift up our voice and we let joy flow out. We let joy flow out, Lord. We let joy, we let our joy flow out, Father. Hallelujah, hallelujah. We let it flow out, Lord. We praise you now with a joyful shot, Lord. Hallelujah, hallelujah. Yes, Lord. Glory to You, Lord. Hallelujah. We shout unto God like Your Word says with the voice of triumph, with a voice of triumph because we know, Father, that victory is assured. Victory is assured in Your Word, Father, in Jesus’ name. We thank You for Your word that comes to us now; Your words, Your words that are coming to us now. As Your Word says, He that has ears to hear let him hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the church. We declare that we have ears to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to us. Though it comes through a human vessel, we, our ears are attuned to the person of the Holy Spirit who is making this word real to us. Ha, in Jesus’ name we receive it. And we all say; Amen. Amen. You may be seated. Glory.
Well, welcome to everybody. Welcome, welcome, welcome. Praise His holy name forever. Glory to God. If you’re here and you’re visiting us for the first time, please make yourselves at home. If you’re a born-again believer, the Holy Spirit is in you. If you’re born-again, you’re a Christian, the Holy Spirit is in you, so when you listen to this message, He’s the one that’s in you, as to speak to you and make it real to you and work with you with the Word that He has given us to bring at this time. I must say that with these messages that are coming to us now at this time of I will take the children, I didn’t expect what has happened to happen because that’s just the way you journey with God when you journey by faith. It’s the most exciting thing for us that God has given to us to walk by faith. Because if you want to know what it’s like to walk by faith, it’s not the same as the world walks. The world does not want to walk by faith. The world wants to plan everything out for themselves so they’ve got it all mapped out and planned out. But actually, that’s the opposite of the way we walk by faith. We walk by faith like Abraham does. God gives us the Gospel and He gives us promises. Then we move, we trust that those things are going to come to pass. So this is how we roll with God. If you’re with me and we’re going into the Promised Land together, then this is how we roll. Okay, urged on by faith. Abraham, Pastor John, Pastor Sharon, Tarryn, Sue, Nkoleko, is walking by faith, living by faith, urged on by faith. When we are called, we obey and we go to a place which we are destined to receive as an inheritance but we don’t know where we’re going. Can I read this? 8[Urged on] by faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went forth to a place which he was destined to receive as an inheritance; and he went, although he did not know or trouble his mind about where he was to go (Hebrews 11:8 AMPC).
You see, he was hearing God speak to him. That’s the key to everything in your life. I was just sharing on my way here now, in the car, that every believer has to take personal responsibility for their non-desire to want to develop a listening relationship with the Holy Spirit, or not, you see. Every believer has to take that responsibility and say inside of themselves, I have, I do, I have. And that was what Pastor Christi ministered last week; you can live in the principles of God but not be led by the Holy Spirit. You can live by the principles of God and yet not be led by the Holy Spirit because the Bible says that as many as are led by the Holy Spirit, they are the mature sons of God – that word sons is mature – they have grown up because they purpose and that doesn’t mean you grow up when you’re older. Growing older does not equal spiritual maturity. You can come to a place of spiritual maturity at a young age because you’ve purposed in your heart you want God. You’re going to get to know His voice, you’re going to believe what Scripture says; My sheep do know my voice, I want to know Your voice. I want to know Your voice. I’m going to hear Your voice. I’m going to draw near to You and Your Word says You’re going to draw near to me. I’m going to be led by You, Holy Spirit. I’m going to take the personal responsibility to discover what it is to be led by You in all things. So every believer must take personal responsibility for their no desire of it, or their desire of it. Because all of our choices are equal. God’s no respecter of persons. When He speaks Scripture to us, He says; All My people can hear my voice. All My people can know Me. There is a difference between applying principles and knowing the voice of God.
Applying the principles is very important. It’s very important because we need to obey the written Word of God and be cultivating a listening ear to the interpretive will of God. It’s both and, both and. Yes, we must be taught His principles and live His principles, but to be led by the Holy Spirit in all of your days, in all of your ways that is something you purpose in your own heart that you’re going to go there with that scripture. Right. Ain’t that amazing?
8[Urged on] by faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went forth to a place which he was destined to receive as an inheritance; and he went, although he did not know or trouble his mind about where he was to go (Hebrews 11:8 AMPC). And then the next verse says, he lived with people just like him that were inheritors of the same promise. I promised you that you’re going to be a blessing, and I’ll bless you, and all of those promises of Abraham. And then you’re going to have others that are going to live like that with you. That is very, very wonderful to me. Glory to God. And that just is the way it is, if I look back on the journey with Pastor John and us as a people, it is like people have really wanted to know where we are going. “Where are you going with this, Pastor John?” Trying to work it out, “Oh, I know where you are going here,” and then just – you know what I mean? And no, why are you trying to work out where we are going? This is not how Pastor John and I roll with God. We left on a promise, we leave on a promise. You leave on a promise. And then you trust God that He is going to show you every day, every step of the way. So, “Where are you going now, Pastor John?” Well, we are rolling together with God the way we came here, the way we got here is the way we are going forward. I am not troubling my mind. God will show. Everything He showed up until now is because I know His voice and I have sort His voice and He has spoken to me. I have that certainty. You see, you know when you know God’s voice and you know when you don’t. You have to have that honesty. It is great for you to live by the principles but you can develop a hearing ear with God if you want to; quickly. It doesn’t have to take long; it is just that is it.
It takes coming to Him. You have to come to Him. You have to bring yourself to Him and say,”‘I am coming to You. I am drawing near to You now, today, now.” I hear the voice of God and I learn to hear the voice of God the same way as if you know the voice of God, you have. I did not get to know the voice of God a different way to you. I do it the way the Bible says to do it. It says to draw near and to come and to pray and to speak and to say. And so the measure you give Him is the measure that will come back to you. If you do it day by day you will find that you’ll have a hearing ear day by day. If you do it once in a blue moon, you will find that maybe you will hear Him once in a blue moon. Right? But you can come to Him every day. You can come to Him every day. Because you come to something every day, you go to something every day. Ja, just include Him. Put Him first.
So, I am going to calibrate today. Like I said; I found this, what has been happening here, and observing what is happening to Pastor John since the Lord said I will take the children – I’ve observed in Pastor John an intensity. I mean, I did not know that it was going to pan out that way that he is listening to every one of my messages over and over again. He has listened to my messages in the past but not like this, and I have touched that same intensity in Pastor Christi, over, over and over again and I have gone “woah, okay.” Like I said to Pastor John, I said, “I think it is yours now. I think it is yours, Pastor John, and I think it is Pastor Christi’s”. It was just my activating gift that activated it all and of course I knew I was just speaking from my soul, and he said to me, “No, that is not how it will be. God is going to have His complete victory here.” Like He said to us; He is going to rub it in, and rub it in and rub it in until we come through. He brings us all through into a place where we have repented and changed and we have gone as a collective greatness, as a people, much more ready now to go into supernatural increase; Promised Land. Hallelujah. Because it is one of the things He has said to the people that were going into the Promised Land; don’t mingle, don’t mingle. Don’t mix, don’t learn their ways. When you go, when you go and conquer and occupy, don’t learn, don’t do what they do. Kill them all, kill them all.
So, those of you that have not been here from the beginning, it is all there for you to listen to if that is in your heart. So, He says to us right now – I am taking it a little bit easier this morning. Right, I just said to the Lord I need to just calibrate, because I have been listening to Pastor John’s message here that he brought here and Pastor Christi’s and I am like; whew, just a little bit of time-out here, Lord. Can we just calibrate a bit because I need that and He said, “Sure.” He said, “Sure.” I am calibrating now.
So, what is He saying to us? He’s saying, “Just have recognition of the time, have recognition of this time, what I’m doing right now. Recognise it.” This was a very pertinent, I think a five-point message that Pastor John brought in 2017 and the Lord said to me, “These points that Pastor John brought will be part of your points for the rest of your life.” You’ve heard me speak about it before, but I am going to go through them.
He said this – number one; you have to recognise the time, the time of God. There must be a spiritual recognition of what God is doing here now among us, in the children, and in the adults, in the marrieds, in the singles. I have had opportunities to speak to many single people, many mature, more mature single people that have been listening to these messages, and have found themselves repenting. Right? So you have to recognise the time. Then when you recognise the time you’re in, receive the instructions from God. Receive the instructions from God; point two. Right? Number three; then you may have to be the one to be giving instructions, no matter how outrageous it may seem. Number four; activate your obedience with boldness. This is going to take a great boldness here like Pastor John said. This Word that God’s bringing now is demanding a complete change of lifestyle; if you’re repenting. Okay? If you’re changing your inner man, that’s what repentance means; changing your inner man to meet the will of God to go in the way of God. Right? So then boldness, and then the law of attraction is going to begin to operate; point five. Ja, it’s going to attract everything that blessing attracts. And then number six; remain focused on what the times represents and the instructions of God and flourish. Okay?
So, that’s the pattern for our life. Recognition of the time, receiving instruction, giving instruction if you need to. We’re going to look at that because Pastor John spoke when he was here about habituation. He said, “Don’t think just because you’re changing that you’re going to just have it all smooth – it’s because of your habituation.” And then the Lord showed me that your habituation is going to change through conversation. Your talk is going to change because if your repentance is real, what’s going to come out of your mouth is going to be different and that is going to be what’s going to change your habituation. Right? And so, recognition, recognition. This is a defining moment in time for us. God does have defining moments in time for His people. Right? And for our church, it is a defining moment, and a defining moment – it’s another defining moment, actually, in our lives with what we’re going through right now. It’s very personal to our church. Jesus writes personally to specific churches and then Brother Jerry said this, “This is a defining moment, another defining moment in your life for the Body of Christ. It is one of those times,” these words just keep rolling around in me. How you act. How you act. How you respond. What you decide. How you act. How you respond. You can have no response, and like Pastor John, it will not go well. All right? How you act. How you respond. What you decide will determine the direction your life will go in now. What you say. What you do. How you act. How you respond to what God’s doing here – the recognition to receiving instruction. How you act. How you respond and to all things that the Lord will be talking to you about in your life. What you decide will determine. What you say. What you do. Right now is going to and throughout the remainder of this year, is going to determine your future, okay. What else?
So, God gave a group of people, who were completely in Babylon, He gave them a defining moment and I want you to have a look at this. God gives a people, His people, defining moments to change. Right? From what they’re in. And this whole chapter in Ezra, chapter 9 is about His people in Babylon. (Okay, I won’t go there now.) Right, so this is what Ezra, chapter 9 verses 8 and 9 from The Living Bible says. Just have a look at this defining moment for them. 8But now we have been given a brief moment of grace, for the Lord our God has allowed a few of us to survive as a remnant. He has given us security in this holy place. Our God has brightened our eyes and granted us some relief from our slavery. That’s the scripture, come out of Babylon, that’s slavery. Whether you love the slavery or not, God says it’s slavery. Right. So, 9For we were slaves, but in His unfailing love our God did not abandon us in our slavery (Ezra 9:8-9 NLT). Look at The Amplified Bible now, 8And now, for a brief moment, grace has been shown us by the Lord our God, Who has left us a remnant to escape and has given us a secure hold in His holy place, that our God may brighten our eyes and give us a little reviving in our bondage (Ezra 9:8 AMPC). That’s what God is doing. Actually, in context of this very powerful portion of scripture, God’s clearly showing what His character is in bringing His people a defining moment. God is not a God that has changed because Jesus came. Jesus came so we could change, not so that God could change. Jesus came so that we could have the resurrection life of Christ in us because the Holy Spirit now comes to live in us because our spirits get born again. God did not change because Jesus changed, I mean because Jesus came. Jesus came so that we could change and repent, and be revived, and be restored, and be redeemed. Glory to God.
So, Ezra – you can go and read that chapter for yourself, right. So where are we now? This year is growing in intensity. This year is growing in intensity. I’ve read this prophecy to you before, precious Heritage of Faith people – it is yours too. You could have taken it any time that I ever read it because our spiritual father is your spiritual father too. Hallelujah. He is one of your forefathers, Kenneth E Hagin. That’s who we are. That’s how we roll.
So, this was his very last prophecy prophesied on earth, it was 2003. He prophesied for 2003, he spoke under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, right. These are eternal words. Prophesied for the year 2003; year 2004; year 2005 and I believe year 2006. And then in September of 2003, he checked out. He moved from earth to heaven. Right. So then, this was his very last one; it was for 2006 I believe. Then the Lord, after many years, a few years, five or six, He said to me, “Sharon, you can take this prophecy for you and for whoever wants it for the rest of your life, for every year.” And that’s what I’ve done. So now I’m in 2020. So what about 2020? There’s no way to tell it. Oh Lord, oh my. How do you describe it? And that’s just the beginning. When I say the beginning I’m talking about what happens just at the beginning of the year. And it will grow in intensity. And now, like I’ve explained to you before; the year is not growing in intensity. God is becoming intense. I’m growing in intensity because the word intensity means marked by, expressive of great zeal in energy, determination, concentration, earnestness of purpose. It’s my strike. I’m growing in intensity. That’s why the year is growing in intensity because I’m in the year and I’m in every day. Glory to God. It’s not growing in intensity for you if you’re not intense, if you’re not concentrating and having strong feeling and earnestness of purpose. Intensity means strain, stretched, very close, very close to God, okay. When the mind is fixed and bent on a particular thing in highly concentrated action, the state of extreme closeness – and I put there, with the Holy Spirit. Right? Amount of energy transmitted – faith energy, word-speaking energy, heart-believing energy. Glory to God.
Growing in intensity. It will be a glorious year. It will be a year of heaven on earth. The end will be more glorious than the beginning. Because of this word, because it’s in my heart and in my mouth and I’m expecting it, I’m thinking, “I’ve got half, I’ve got September, I’ve got October, November, December – praise the Lord. I’m growing in intensity, expectation. I’m giving myself to everything God is saying right now. I’m giving myself to believing it all, receiving it all, hearting it all. Glory.
So, the end will be more glorious than the beginning. It’s always how it is for me. The end is more glorious than the beginning of the year. And it’s the opposite of how it used to be years ago where you would think, “Okay, it’s July. Ah, that prophetic word came. Okay. Okay, it’s almost December holiday time.” Ja, you see how we create? See how we can think and just miss God completely. So rejoice and be glad. The enemy is a defeated foe. Jesus has triumphed. Victory belongs to everyone. No one should come up empty-handed. Everyone should walk in full victory. Commanding, demanding their rights and privileges in Christ Jesus. Demanding nothing of the Father. He’s the One who made the provision for those rights and privileges. Demanding of the devil, who is endeavouring to thwart the plan of God who is endeavouring to keep it from coming to pass. But it will all come to pass at last. It will all come to pass at last.
I want to tell you, there hasn’t been an endeavouring of the devil for something not to come to pass that I have seen for a long time like he has been endeavouring to get Pastor John, to get me and to get Pastor Christi. We have experienced the enemy coming against us on separate occasions – Pastor John the day before he came to bring the message here. Me – all those weeks, every week. We’ve taken care of that now in prayer. And then Pastor Christi after she brought the message; the devil’s mad and I’m glad because God’s doing something here. Hallelujah. And he’s endeavouring to thwart the plan of God here now with us. Right?
We are calibrating what’s happening here. Right. This year is growing in intensity. Suddenly He’s come to His temple. Suddenly, He does that too. Malachi three verse one and two, 1Behold, I send My messenger, you see, the messenger comes with the message. 1Behold, I send My messenger and he shall prepare the way before Me (God). And the Lord, Whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple (Malachi 3:1 AMPC). Suddenly. He’s come very suddenly with this. Because God does that when He wants to. He comes suddenly to His temple. Right? I’m calibrating here so that we can see what’s happening here. Glory to God.
1The Messenger or Angel of the covenant, Whom you desire, behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts. 2But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? Here are some lifestyle choices to be made here at this time. For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap (Malachi 3:1-2 AMPC). Fuller’s soap. The study of that, in my studies of that – so beautiful. They used to use a particular kind of soap when they were cleansing their garments to become white and they would tramp it. They put their garments in water and they put the soap on it and they tramp on it and tramp on it and tramp on it until this garment came out sparkling white. Fuller’s soap, He’s like refiner’s fire and fuller’s soap – so He sends His Word to us like fire. He says in Jeremiah, 9Is not my word like fire? (Jeremiah 20:9 KJV).
He sits, He sits. He has come suddenly to this temple and He sits here now like refiner’s fire and fuller’s soap. Right? He’s getting many things off His chest because of His tender dear love for us. He’s giving us an opportunity to repent. Pastor John came in on this and he will continue to come in on this. Right? He has opened here in this place, because he’s been here now and because he is the first because he’s the first. He’s the spiritual leader of this church, this Ecclesia and he came in with a message on repentance. He has opened up that now because he said it and he spoke it and now God’s come to do it – that’s how He works. He speaks it through a servant and then the Bible says suddenly He does it. Right. Beautiful ways of God we are experiencing here.
He has opened here in this place a fountain. His Spirit is here within you, upon us, within us for repentance; this is a life-defining moment for all of us. Let me show you this, Zachariah 13 verses one and two from The Living Bible. God also does that at times. He will open up things through what He will speak so that He can do it in us. 1“At that time, at that time – another translation says in that day. Which day? Well, the day that He decides it’s going to happen. In that day, at that time a Fountain will be opened to the people (Zachariah 13:1 TLB). Galatians 6; we are the true Israel. Hebrews 11; we have come unto the heavenly Jerusalem. 1A Fountain will be opened to the people of Israel and Jerusalem, a Fountain to cleanse them from all their sins and defilement.” 2And the Lord Almighty declares, “In that day, at that time when I open it. It’s open now, people. It’s another defining, open moment. God has opened it. That time, in that day, I will get rid (Zachariah 13:1 TLB), this is what God is capable of. It doesn’t mean to say He will do it. He will only do it in your heart that wants to. Like Pastor John said you aren’t going to repent because of what I say. You are going to repent because of what you receive.
God is going to help you because of what you are receiving. So, it says here, 2“In that day I will get rid, this is what this anointing is capable of doing in you and me. “I will get rid of every vestige of idol worship. I will get rid of every vestige of Babylon. I will get rid of every vestige of Egypt in you. I will get rid of every vestige of the world system in you. He has opened this time a fountain. Every vestige of idol worship throughout the land, so that even the names of the idols will be forgotten (Zachariah 13:2 TLB). Come out now.
Revelations 18, four and five, this is what God is saying to us all, 4I then heard another voice, this is the Amplified Bible. I then heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out from her, my people (Revelation 18:4 AMPC). Come out from her, that’s what He said to Abraham right in the beginning; get away. Go. Where to? You don’t have to know, just know that the same God that is telling you to get away is going to help you to do that. He is going to show, you don’t have to know. Just know He who speaks to you now, Abraham, will show.
So, that is our response, my response. I don’t know what yours is. I am going. I’m out of here, I’m out of here. I don’t need to know how. I do know that my deliverance is in every message, in all the scripture that God is bringing now, in all of the Holy Spirit’s inspired statements. It’s coming now out of Pastor John, out of me, out of Pastor Christi. I know all of my coming out is in there. Right.
4Come out of her my people so that you may not share in her sins, I can’t go through the teaching again of what Babylon is, what the world system is, what our Egypt is. Right, but God says, Come out from her, my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues. 5For her iniquities (her crimes and transgressions) are piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her wickedness and [her] crimes [and calls them up for settlement] (Revelation 18:4-5 AMPC). God does that too. Please, see the character of God that never changed just because Jesus came. In fact, He is more vehement about this because Jesus came.
I want to read to you a time, there are many times you can read in the Bible He called the wickedness from the world up for settlement. Oki Doki. I am just having a breather here, Lord. Alright, look at this, look at this. In Genesis chapter 6 (I didn’t put this one up, Daniel). Genesis chapter 6 from the Amplified Bible it says, 1when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, men began to multiply, and daughters were born unto them, 2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years (Genesis 6:1-3 KJV). That is where God pegged our lives at 120. Right, look at verse 5, 5The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth (Genesis 6:5 AMPC). He sees the wickedness in the earth that it is great. He is the same God then as now. He saw in the tower of Babel when they said we are going to build a name for ourselves. God was listening and He saw, and He came to settle it. He dispersed their languages. Time for reckoning and settlement comes to God and in the persona of God.
It says here 5The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually (Genesis 6:5 AMPC). Only evil continually. 6And the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved at heart (Genesis 6:6 AMPC). Not one person except Noah and his family whose hearts turned to God. When you look at the world system today and how wicked it is and how twisted it is, it’s not a strange thing to God. God has had it from the beginning. We think He doesn’t know and why isn’t He doing something about it. God is wisdom. He is supreme intelligence. He has His set times, He knows the times. Jesus told us; God knows the times when He will do certain things and when it happens He tells His servants about it, those who are listening to Him. Right? This is one of those times. 6God regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved … He said, I will destroy, blot out, wipe away mankind whom I created from the face of the ground (Genesis 6:6 AMPC). Okay. 8But Noah, verse eight, found grace (favour) in the eyes of the Lord. Verse 9, 9Noah was a just and righteous man, blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked [in habitual fellowship] with God (Genesis 6:8-9 AMPC).
It doesn’t take a lot for you and I to walk in habitual fellowship with God as new creatures, as born-again ones. He’s recreated us to all be able to do that continuously. As continual as all the evil was so continual can all the righteousness be. From your heart and God to you. Hallelujah. Glory to God. He walked in habitual fellowship with God. 10And Noah became the father of three sons. Look as verse 11, 11The earth was depraved and putrid in God’s sight, and the land was filled with violence (desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power). 12And God looked upon the world and saw degenerate, debased, and vicious it was, for all humanity had corrupted their way (Genesis 6:10-12 AMPC). Who corrupted it? They did it themselves; humanity corrupted their way. It’s unthinkable for you who have chosen righteousness but the Bible is quite clear that men choose this. And yes, we preach the Gospel, and yes, we pray for the lost but there comes a time in the heart of God and in the timetable of God where He says, “I call it up for settlement now. I God do this.”
They 12corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction. 13God said to Noah, I intend to make an end of all flesh, for through men the land is filled with violence; and behold, I will destroy them and the land. 14Make yourself an ark (Genesis 6:12-14 AMPC). That is what God says to us today, “Make for yourself an ark, make for yourself an ark.” And we’re going to have a look and see what that ark is. God has created an environment for us to be in our element. Right.
Isn’t that interesting? He calls it up for settlement. Right. Where was I? Come out now. The power for our deliverance is in the messages. All the words and all the scriptures and that is why we say this. It’s all I can say now because of the intensity of these messages and the realisation of the revelations. Okay, that’s all I can say because the other thing for me is that I get in me a desperation that I know that if there is no repentance there’s nothing more to look forward to. It’s like; what then? You know, there’s this big, much bigger realisation in me than I have ever had before. So that’s what the Lord helped me with this scripture. I said, “God, it’s such a serious time, life-defining moment.” And He said to me, “This is all you do.”
Acts 20 verse 32, so beautiful, so beautiful. That’s all that’s necessary for me to do because there’s nothing I can do except bring the Word. There’s nothing I must try to do except bring the Word. Okay. God wants me bringing no force of soul here. He wants me bringing the force of His Word here by His spirit. 32And now [brethren], now Heritage of Faith people, I commit you to God. I commit you to God at this time of what God is doing now. I keep committing you to God. [I deposit you in His charge, entrusting you to His protection and care] (Acts 20:32 AMPC). Not only do I commit to God but I commend you to the Word because I brought you the Word so all I can do is say, “Father, I commit them to Your charge and I commend them to Your Word. They’re either going to receive it and repent, but that’s my relief so that I don’t despair.” You have to understand what God does when He gives an Ephesians 5 calling. You have to actually understand what He does in your heart as an apostle, as a prophet. He puts something in your heart when He gives you revelation for the people that there’s, there’s like God, there are so many scriptures, we have to present them faultless to You. Lord, they’ve got to become sons of God. You see, you are not our platform, you’re not our platform that we’re using to get some great ministry. You are our people, you’re not our platform. We see if we can get a few people together to see if we can become popular on TV. You are our people. We care nothing for those other things. We are consumed with your maturity to present you, to present you; mature sons to God – it consumes Pastor John and I.
And so, like Apostle Paul, like Brother Jerry and all of our Word of Faith people teach, that thorn in the flesh for Apostle Paul was the care that he used to take on himself for the Church. He took a care, he took worry and anxiety on him and Satan would buffet him and tell him, “These people are never going to change. How do you think? What do you think?” All this stuff and after a message and before a message and after he has written a letter and sent it and before he has written a letter and sent it. Satan buffets him and he appeals to God and says, “God – this for the Churches that I carry,” and God says, “My grace is sufficient for you, it’s more than enough for you.” Come on, you resist that thing that is trying to get in you. Isn’t that awesome?
It was not only in Paul. It is in Pastor John. It’s in me – to present you mature. We sometimes, we sit on the edge of our chair in suspense in our hearts to see which way you are going to tip because it’s the heart of God. He puts it in us and do you know why God has called Pastor John and I? I want to tell you something, brand new hot off the press. God said, “I call five-fold ministry so that I can call all my sons.” End of story; beginning and end of story. “I call them so that I can call all.”
Shoo, whew. That’s what this world system has done to our children. He showed me this week. It gives God no opportunity to call children to Himself because they have already been called into other things. God has no opportunity. He can’t get a word in edge-ways because parents and children have been speaking and creating it all. They have got it all mapped out and planned out. God has no opportunity. He finds no opportunity because talk and conversation – families have been trapped, trapped, trapped their children with their will and their words. God has no opportunity to say, “Can I call? Can I call? Can I call? I’ve called My five-fold ministry so I can call all, so I can call all.” Babylon calls and Molech calls and Baal calls. Shoo, ah, Lord, aaah.
Okay, He is mighty. So, where am I? I’m in Acts 20:32, 32And now [brethren], I commit you to God [I deposit you to His charge, entrusting you to His protection and care]. And I commend you to the Word of His grace (Acts 20:32 AMPC). So, I have to do this and I do do this and I’m doing it well. I commend you to the word of His grace. These words I’m speaking, what Pastor John spoke, I commend you to it because I commend you to it because; why? It is able to build you up, it is able. Okay, I want to point it out – it is able. It is able to build you up which is your choice of course, whether you are going to let it build you up but it is able. It is able. It is able. This word is able to build you up, give you your rightful inheritance among all God’s set-apart ones, all His called ones. You are all called and we are going to look. The first thing He has called you to is Himself. All God said is able. He is mighty to deliver us. Ooh, there is supernatural increase in the energy for us in these messages in His messengers, it is growing in intensity in us.
Alright, and He is here to show us individually how to repent and as a people. These are just things He gave me to say this morning. There is no difference between the Babylon and Egypt of today and then, in Noah’s day, there is no difference because – this is why there is no difference – they’re of the same wicked spirits at work through men today that were then, they’re ancient spirits. They are principalities and powers and rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness. They’re the same ones, they’re the same ones at work in men who let them be at work who do not choose God. Right? Right. They work through men who have God-given abilities to create because fallen angels cannot create but man, created in God’s image, has this ability to create, though they use it without God. The tower of Babel proves that.
What men say and what they can do, so when they create, the evil spirits work with it in that day. They will work with television, they will work to get into children’s minds, they will work through Hollywood. Hollywood wasn’t there in Noah’s day but it’s here now. Men created – so, principalities, powers, rulers – they work, now they get to work. So now they have new ways because men created new things because they can’t create. So, here we go, but men created in God’s image have the ability to create and they use it without God, like the tower of Babel. What men say they can do, so when they create, the evil spirits work with it in that day and that time period. Deuteronomy 32:16 and 17, it says here, 16They provoked Him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations they provoked Him to anger. 17They sacrificed to demons, not to God—to gods whom they knew not, to new gods lately come up (Deuteronomy 32:16-17 AMPC).
The Lord showed me that it’s always new god’s lately come up. A new thing that will come up. New things have come up in our day and age because men created it. So Satan, principalities get moving in it, get moving in it, moving for the souls of men, souls of men. So there is no difference between the Babylon and the Egypt of today than then, it is just new things that men have created. Right? This is what I wrote down; let the plagues come, Lord, we are leaving. I am not saying stop the plagues, I am living in Egypt. I am saying let the plagues come, however you are going to bring them, so your people can go free. New Testament exodus based on the blood of Jesus. I say; let the plagues come. I say; we are leaving, cleansing, circumcising, separating, stop mingling, coming out of her ways, putting no trust in her. If He is not leading then why should we be going, and why should parents be sending, let us go to the house of the Lord.
I am going to read something so beautiful to you now. Micah 4 verse 1 and 2 from the New Living Translation. Micah 4, verse one and two, new NLT, 1In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house will be the highest of all— the most important place on earth. Glory to God. It will be raised above the other hills, and people from all over the world will stream there to worship (Micah 4:1 NLT). They are going to abandon their platforms but God’s wanting us here to abandon. Okay. We’re those people, I am this people. I am this people. I am streaming here. I stream here every Sunday. I would be streaming here, I was streaming to my church for nineteen years before God called us to the full-time ministry. I am streaming here, it’s my most important place. I stream here every Sunday because there are lifestreaming and light beaming here all the time. People from nations will come and say, I come and say, every Sunday I come. 2“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” Not Babylon’s, not the world system’s, not Egypt’s, there, there we go to walk in God’s ways. Glory to God. There He will teach us His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For the Lord’s teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem (Micah 4:2 NLT). Now you say, Pastor Sharon, Zion, Jerusalem, you know. I have been wanting to do a little bit of an explanation on this now for so long.
Okay, because Hebrews chapter 12 verse 22, this is New Covenant now, Hebrews chapter 12: 22, from the King James, says this, 22But ye are come unto mount Sion. You, you and I am come unto mount Sion. I’m going to tell you in a nutshell what it is. You and I are come unto mount Sion. I am not waiting to come into it, I am come. I am come unto mount Sion. I am come unto the city of the living God. I am come unto Jerusalem, heavenly Jerusalem. I am come to angels, and to an innumerable company of angels. I am come, 23to the general assembly and church. I am come to church, I come to church. I am come to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven. I am come to God, the Judge of all. I am come to the spirits of just men made perfect (Hebrews 12:22-23 KJV). I am come to where spirits of just men are being made perfect.
I know there are other translations, but I tell you what – that is just how I see it and God must correct me because your spirit and you’re a just man and you’re being made perfect. My spirit and I am a just man and I’m being made perfect. I’ve come to spirits of just men being made perfect because we are spiritual. God is preparing for Himself a people perfectly prepared in spirit. It is Pastor John’s mandate; what’s the point of being a Christian? To be spiritual. I have come to the church, to the general assembly of the firstborn. I have come to Mount Sion, the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the Living God. I have come to God the Judge of all. I have come to the spirits of just men being made perfect, made perfect, being made mature. That word is; mature. Okay. Right.
Then it says this; I have come 24to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant (Hebrews 12:24 KJV). I’ve come, I come to Jesus. I’ve come to the Blood that speaks. The word Sion – I am just going to put it in a nutshell. Zion, heavenly Jerusalem, city of the Living God, we are – in Galatians chapter six – we are the true Israel. All that changed when Jesus came. All that changed when Jesus came. Zion, Jerusalem, city of God – listen to this people, I won’t give you anything else – it describes the spiritual condition and characteristics of a people of which their ultimate blessing is the presence of God. It’s all they want, they will do anything to get it, to get the fullness of it. They will die, they will kill everything in them because that is all they want. In their personal lives with Him, in their homes and in the corporate life when we’re together. That’s it, that’s it. I’m just giving it to you now straight out exactly what it is. I can go into much more detail but in a nutshell; Zion, Jerusalem, city of the Living God describes the spiritual condition and spiritual characteristics of a people of which their ultimate blessing, to them, that’s their ultimate blessing. In their hearts, their ultimate blessing is the presence of the Lord. They have chosen Him. The ultimate blessing is the presence of God.
All I can say to you is that chapter there in Hebrews will never be the same to you again, that’s your element. You want to know; I’m in my element. When I’m in there, I’m in my element. That’s my element. That’s what I’ve come to. I’ve not come to Babylon. I’ve not come to Egypt. I’ve not. I’ve come to this, I’ve come this. I tell you when I first saw it I just put it in my mouth. I put it in my mouth and I say it. I’ve come to, I’ve come to. I don’t fully understand it or I don’t need to. I don’t need to trouble my mind where I’m going with this. I’ve got a promise that I’m going. I’m leaving with it. I’m moving with this promise. I don’t have to know where it’s taking me, I just know it’s the incorruptible seed of the Word of God. If I put it in me, it’s going to grow. Which way it’s going to grow? How it’s going to grow? I don’t care. I put it in me because that’s how I grow; spiritually, what you put in your mouth. Right. Did you get something out of this? Glory to God. Hey, Pastor Lynn? Glory to God. Amen. Glory to God. And I have more. (I’m done now though, aren’t I, Pastor Melusi? The time? Do I? Cause there is not…)
We will be a seeking people. We will seek His face. I’m just going – this is what I wrote down from the Lord for today. We will seek His face. We will be a seeking people. We are now going to become a seeking people like we never have before. We’re going to become an enquiring people like we never have before. Right? In days past, in years past, we did not seek as we should have, as we could have. But now, now we are becoming a seeking people. We will seek His face. What? We will seek His face, His face, His face. His mouth is on His face. I wrote that down. His mouth is on His face. His eyes are on his face. We will seek His face. From His mouth will come an asking people, an enquiring people living in redemption by revelation, experiencing a revolution, a complete turnaround, radical lifestyle changes. Radical lifestyle changes. Metamelomai. You’ve got that message of Pastor John’s what repentance means. Metanoeo to change one’s mind and purpose. So to change one’s mind, and to change one’s mind and purpose as the result of after knowledge. Number three; a change of mind, purpose and life. My life is undergoing a revolution. Okay. Right.
There’s just one more thing I wanted to read. Pastor John said, “I ask you today, I ask you, please, will you turn around?” Ask Him what it is that He desires for you. Ask Him what it is that He wants you to do with your life. In your heart, you can get back what He has for your future. In your heart, you must be true in your desire. I’m not saying that when you make this decision everything’s just going to be perfect tomorrow because you are still living with habituation. The Lord said to me, “Tell them that when their repentance is true, they’ll have completely different thinking, they’ve got to put it in their speaking.” For example; if I was a parent right now, with my personality and who I am and I’m having repentance, I would be having a conversation with my children right now. Our whole family life would be revolutionised. I’ll be saying, “Can you see what we were doing? Can you see how we’ve been saying? Can you see our discussions we’ve had for years and years and years.” That’s what I would be doing. If I was a father, I would be doing that. “We’re not doing that anymore in this house. Can you see that God says that He’s the One that knows the plans and purposes and that if we will draw near to Him with all our heart we’ll get those plans and purposes? Can you see that we have to become a seeking, enquiring family now of God? We don’t mouth off anymore in this house. Forgive me, my child.” I’d be having conversations like that. I’d be, I’d be (Pastor Sharon makes an explosion sound) with my personality. But you’ll know what to do in your families. I know some of you have already started because this is life-defining. This life-defining for us, people. It’s determining our future as a people together. We’re becoming. We’re a people becoming. Right? If I was a child and I had parents, I’d be having different conversations with my parents saying, “I’m following God. I can’t be making rash decisions. I can’t hear mom and dad making a decision in haste and repent at leisure. I don’t want to be found, I don’t want to find in five or ten years’ time that I put my ladder against the wrong wall, that I’ve climbed it. Will you help me? Will you help me? I’m wanting God’s plan for my life.”
“Well, I don’t know how to do that.” “Will take me to Pastor John, please. Can somebody help me, please? Can somebody help me find God’s plan for my life because you didn’t do it for your life. I want to do it for my life. Can somebody help me?” Well, that’s just things going on in me. I said to Sue two weeks ago, I said to her – we were having a chat and she was saying about her and Willie and these messages and I said, “It’s not just for you. It’s for Pastor John and me too.” If we had known, if we had this kind of thing rubbed into us, the way God is rubbing it into you – I don’t live in regret but I know things would have been a whole lot different. Then Sue said this to me. She said, “You know, Pastor Sharon, I did a study of 2020 vision and it actually means hindsight.” In hindsight, “Oh I see, I have this light now. Oh my, I wasn’t in that then but now this light comes now. Now I repent. I change now because now I am working at it.” Now it doesn’t matter if my children are thirty years, forty years, fifty years old, sixty years old because I acknowledge God and I humble myself before Him. I say, “Father, bring them, bring them onto their ancient path. Bring them into Your plan for their lives. Bring them, bring them, bring them, Lord. What can I do with this child, what am I supposed to do with this child?” Hallelujah.
This is part of Pastor John and our calling – raising up foundations of generations that have been laid waste. God is going to have a new generation for Him now that are going to walk fearing God in these ways because our generation is going to let them. We are all, our generation is all going to become Joshuas and Calebs now. We say, “Come, we are going in together, we’re only going to go in God’s way now. We are not going to mingle, we are going to kill, we are going to cut.” It’s never too late. “Lord, let me just feel those pillars, just let me do this thing at my stage of my life before I come home to be with You, let me just pull these pillars down like Samson,” and He will be gracious. “Because I have been walking around with my eyes gouged out, grind, just grinding what Babylon has put me to the grind. And I have an opportunity now, just let me feel the pillars.” Glory to God.
God will give us every opportunity so that our repentance can be beautiful and He will bring us all right through. There is no, just let God do it in your heart. You know, I brought this today with my personality but you have yours and you have the Holy Spirit in you and God will help you and God will lead you but it’s like this. It is what it is now. It’s like this, it’s like this and I’m very grateful to God. This is your moment to repent, to turn around from holding on, saying, “They’re my children. Their achievements are my achievements. They are not Pastor John.” You’re only the manager of their lives for a very short time. “What do You desire me to do? How shall we manage the child? What is he to do? What is she to do?” Right. Glory.
We are going to become a seeking, enquiring people. God is stirring in Pastor John’s heart and I don’t want to speak prematurely but it is going to involve like a forum and there is going to be the prayer that we can come to, to pray. It is found in Ezra (Ezra 8:21). Let us fast and seek the Lord for a right way, for us, for our children and our possessions. Let us because with these messages there has to be given every execution from God must be perfect. Pastor John and I are locked in with God and we are locked in with God to say, “We have to have everything for everybody until God does this.”
Wow. This great change that is coming is like a sweet-smelling aroma to Me. What, what, what, what is this? Because He observes everything on the earth, “Oh, the Heritage of Faith people, they are repenting, ah, ah, ah.” Because that’s what God does. I could give you scripture now but, “Ah.” It says He smells that sacrifice of your heart and He is pleased. “Ah.” He smells, it is a sweet smell in Him because the hearts are changing and repenting. Glory to God.
So, I am reading this to you before I close. I commend you, brethren, brothers and sisters in Christ, that God has called me to you so that He can call you. Wow. 32I commit you to God [I deposit you in His charge, for all the days of this week now, I entrust you to His protection and care], this word that’s in you. I commend you to the Word, this Word of His grace [to the commands and counsels and promises. It is able, brothers and sisters, to build you up and to give you [your rightful] inheritance among all God’s set-apart ones (those consecrated, purified, and transformed of soul) (Acts 20:32 AMPC).
I bless you. The Word and the blood of Jesus surround you and protect you; surround and protect this Word that you’re receiving in your hearts. He will answer all your questions. He will silence all your fears. He will wipe away all your tears. He will help you. He will help us to come through, in Jesus’ name. I bless you and we all say; Amen.
God bless you all. Hallelujah.