Scripture reference: 1 Kings 18:21;24;38, 40-46 (AMPC); 1 Kings 19:1-21 (AMPC); 2 Kings 2:1-18, 23-25 (AMPC); Philippians 2:19-22 (AMPC); 1 Corinthians 4:15-17 (AMPC); 2 Timothy 2:6 (AMPC); 1 Corinthians 15:23 (AMPC); Philippians 1:7 (AMPC)
You are our God and now You bring Your Word to us, Lord. Now comes Your Word to us. By Your Spirit does Your Word come to us this morning. Your message, Lord. We receive and we believe and we adhere to. We do not receive it as the message of a man or of a woman, but we receive it as what it truly is Lord, in this house, it’s a message from the Living God. And as we receive it, Lord, we know that it will exercise its superhuman power within us. Hallelujah. It will divide between soul and Spirit, Lord. It will bring to us, seeing and knowing, Lord. So that there can be a flowing with You. Where You are going, where You are going at this time, we’re going. Hallelujah.
Thank You that every eye will see. Spiritual eyes will see here this morning. Spiritual ears will hear. We will walk in the fullness of what You planned for us at this time, Father. I bring my gift, the powerful gift that You have placed within me. I bring it to Your church, Lord, to Your Ecclesia. I bring it with reverence. I bring it with reverence and trembling, Lord. I thank You, that You, Holy Spirit, work in every heart to persuade. To persuade men and persuade women here, this morning. I do not bring my gift, Father, in performance or in personality even, Lord. I bring my gift in power so that we can all see and know and have everything that You have for us, Father. Hallelujah. Glory, glory, glory, glory, glory.
Yes, Lord, You gave gifts to men, for Your church and for Your body. Hallelujah. We lay great stress and value on our ministry, the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ, through human vessels. We give You the glory here, this morning, all the glory and all the honor. In the mighty wonderful Name of Jesus. And we say; So be it. Amen. Amen. Glory. You may be seated.
Up or down? Is it working? Glory. Just getting my glasses on, getting my glasses on, getting myself ready here. So, Pastor John sends his love and he is where he is with the Lord but he is with us now. He’s been with us from the beginning and he has blessed me to be here this morning. Glory to God.
Sunday, the 1st of January 2023, we are continuing with The Journey messages. As I was preparing for this message today, I found myself in a place with God that Pastor John must have found himself in on Sunday the 1st of January 2017. When I was sitting here, there were many people not here and I had the experience when he began to minister from the Spirit of God, prophetically, God was speaking through him, where we are, where we’re going at that time in our journey. I sat here and I thought, “Oh, you’re not waiting for people to get back. You’re declaring what you will declare on the 1st of January.” So I’ve found myself in preparing for this message very much in that same place. My message this morning is continuing with The Journey series that we’ve been on for a few months now already and it is called; We remember and we recognise the time of God.
On Sunday, the 1st of January, it was a message that marked me and there are many of you that have heard me speak this over the last six years because from 2017, January to now has been a full six years completed. Am I accurate in my calculations? 1st of January 2017 to 1st of January 2023, is that six years completed? So I have been speaking that out of my spirit because it’s working in me. That’s how I receive and believe the Word of God that comes through a messenger. I receive it as the Word of the Lord and then I put it in my mouth and I put it in my heart. I do what the early church did. In the book of Acts it says they continued in the apostles’ teaching and instruction. Daily, they continued in the apostles’ teaching and instruction. I’m doing nothing more than what all the people in the early church did. Glory to God. So, taking the Word of God and continuing in it.
This message was called Commencement. You were born because God had a purpose for you. I speak God’s word about my future. I’m just going to skim over it. Today is our commencement of new things, new blessings, new favour, new miracles. And what God has done in six years and I’ve found myself in a very similar place to Pastor John over this December to remember. I found myself remembering, it was a December for me to remember what God has done on our journey.
So, if you are here in this church, and you have recently come here because the Spirit of God has led you here, you have not come into something that is, you’ve come into a part of a journey that Pastor John and I have been on of obedience to the Holy Spirit, because Jesus said, “I will build My Church.” He doesn’t build haphazardly. He builds strategically in any legitimate local church, where the spiritual leader is seeking God for what God is saying and God is doing. God is strategic. Right.
You have to recognise; He gave these points, you have to recognise the time, you have to recognise the time of God, receive instructions from God, and you may be the one, number three, who has to give instructions verbally, no matter how outrageous it may seem. Number four, you have to have boldness, with a measured knowing that you are obeying God. You must obey God with humility and boldness, and then the Law of Attraction is going to begin to operate. Point five, things, words confirming assignment, for circumstances to be changed. Do not be tempted by this because you are operating in your gift and will attract. People, this is a very important point because I’m going to get to it later in my message. People will begin to speak words like the prophets in the time of Elisha. It was a time of Legacy Transfer from Elijah to Elisha.
So, Pastor John declared that we are in an Elijah moment. It’s already happened. It’s a moment of choice, where you choose that you’re going all in for God, but then comes the Elisha moment where the Legacy Transfer then happens. Then the prophets will begin to speak, and we’ll get into that scripture. Point six, remained focused on what the times represent and the instruction of God.
That is what I want to share with you. Pastor John has been remembering this whole December, his journey with the Lord over these years, I would say about six or seven years. We’ve been on a journey with the Lord. He’s been on a journey with the Lord his whole life with strategic things that he’s walked with God in, like Abraham. Jacobs Constellation, and I am ministering here today to Heritage of Faith people. If you are visiting here today, I pray that the Holy Spirit will give you something for your life to take away, but this is a Heritage of Faith message for Heritage of Faith people this morning. Because God, like Pastor John, said, we are on a specific journey, our church, it’s not like other churches’ journey. We journey the way God tells Pastor John to do, and he tells us what to do, and we follow, just like with Moses, leading the people into the Promised Land. Just like with Joshua, the Lord said to Joshua, Joshua told the people, and the Lord said, you can go and read that is God’s pattern just that God did with Apostle Paul. God has not changed His ways in the church. A spiritual leader is still God’s fixed plan for His Church.
So, Jacob’s Constellation, the revelation that Pastor John has been walking in; the blessing of the fathers, our spiritual fathers. The blessing of our fathers; the blessing of the future, destiny, our destiny and the blessing of identity change. So Jacob, in Jacob’s Constellation; constellation is the parts and arrangements and elements and configurations of a time of God for God’s outcomes. The outcomes that God wants at that time, with the gathering of very important people which is the gathering of the church and the assembly of the church together; where this gathering of these people here, are people that God has called to this church. God has divinely connected them to a spiritual leader. That is God’s pattern for victory. God will call you to a place, to a spiritual leader and a people. So the question for us to ask is not, “What is my purpose?” The question to ask is, “Who have you called me to?” Because then your purpose, as you’re connected divinely, your purpose will unfold organically, it will unfold. Because the messages will lead you, God’s revelations will take you there.
So, Jacob contended for his birthright, and the blessing of the firstborn. Pastor John ministered on that, that we have the birthright because of Jesus. We have the right to everything that He has in His covenant for us. We have the right to all of it. But Jacob contended for the birthright and the blessing of the firstborn, but Esau despised it. Brothers. Israelites. Jacob contended for the blessing and the birthright but Esau despised it. He despised his legacy from Abraham and Isaac. He just wanted the profile. This is how God gave it to me. He wanted the profile and the prestige and the preeminence. That’s what the Lord said to me. But he didn’t want the spirit of his fathers. But he wanted, he was so upset that he didn’t get the blessing because he wanted the prestige, the preeminence and the profile but Jacob wanted the power of the promise of God.
He loved it. He contended for it and he wept for it. Pastor John has contended for his spiritual birthright and the blessing of the firstborn. The Blessing of the Fathers, that was the revelation that the Lord gave Pastor John in 2010, The Blessing of the Fathers. At that time, he went to see Brother Jerry to get the blessing of the father. He walked in the revelation of it and he received the blessing of the fathers for coming into a new time of spiritual leadership to lead God’s people. God always takes us from glory to glory, one degree of glory to another degree of glory, He always increases. Right?
So, Pastor John has contended for his birthright. I’ve written points here, Legacy Transfer. This is what he said, Pastor John, God has divinely given us a legacy. God has called me, John, into this body with the legacy of Smith Wigglesworth and John G Lake and Oral Roberts and Kenneth Hagin and Kenneth Copeland and Jerry Savelle.
He brought you all here. The Lord gave me this a few years ago. He said, “We have a spiritual family tree. We have a spiritual heritage and a spiritual pedigree. If you don’t have one, and you want one, come with me.” Come with us. And then he said this he brought you all here. And that should be good news because what God’s got going, what God’s got going is a whole legacy coming to life in us. It’s going to come alive in you because you contend for it. Because you got divinely connected because you’re going to see what it takes for you to have the spiritual legacy come to life in you. It’s not just because you want it independently for yourself for prominence and prestige and profile. It’s because you’ve got that Jacob heart in you that contends for it along with Pastor John, you recognize how Pastor John’s contended for his spiritual legacy and you’re going after it with him and I’m not going to get ahead of myself now.
So, what God’s got going, is He’s got a whole lot. He’s got a whole Legacy Transfer, coming to life in us. So, this is a Crossroad Moment he said this. We having recognition of the time here this morning, church. He said this is a Crossroad Moment. This is the Tipping Point Moment. This is the biggest moment in our life. Crossroads, Tipping Point, turning moment, taking up your cross following Me. Right?
Let’s go for the complete win, for the whole bank shoot the whole thing. Let’s get free of this world system and its control over us once and for all. Let’s do it, for our children, for our marriages, for our businesses. We can capture harvests that God has got beyond our wildest imagination. Right. Tipping Point Moment. It’s a very big moment in our lives. So the Elijah Moment, Pastor John said that. I’m just going just to read when he brought the message. He came back from America from being with Brother Jerry and he says, I felt like that there was an Elijah Moment coming. This was recently. I felt like there was an Elijah Moment coming. And the Elijah Moment was happening in my heart, I felt it happening spiritually. I felt it was happening in the spirit world. I felt an Elijah Moment was coming. And the Elijah Moment was a confrontation between the gods, little, little, little “g” the gods of this world. The god of sport, the god of education, the god of entertainment, the gods that people worship. Pastor John ministered to us. How do gods come about? People make them, it’s what they worship.
Many, many things: the god of money, god of whatever it is, that you worship. People make gods. So that they would be something. So the Elijah Moment I felt an Elijah Moment was coming spiritually. The Elijah Moment was a confrontation between the gods of this world and the True and Living God. That there would be something rising up in me that would say, “Bring your god, bring your god, bring your god that is so important to you, bring it, to make offerings to your god make sacrifices, to your god, see if he will answer to you. I will bring a sacrifice to my God.” That’s the big “G.” And then we will see which God answers by fire. So I thought it would be an event, but the event has already happened. The Elijah event has already happened. And the Lord said to me…okay, the Elijah event has already happened. Yeah, the event has already happened. It has already happened and I’m just letting you become aware of the part of the reason that I’m in deep, deep meditation with the Lord. Yeah. Okay. I won’t go further than that with this, this morning.
Hey, little lady bird on my page. Okay, walking across my maximum definition. Aren’t you blessed ladybird, wherever you landed, I hope I don’t stand on you. Okay. All right. So a Tipping Point Moment, the biggest moment in our lives. Let me just see, I think there’s something just a little bit more that I must read to you. Okay. Very, it’s time to step up, time, step into time, we are talking about Legacy Transfer, because that’s what God is doing right now. To what He’s all about, it’s what’s going on. Its Legacy Transfer is coming to life in us, in us. Right? Very, very little. Okay, it ended up becoming something so significant, it’s step up time, step up time, step into a time. It’s the zoom time, you’re not going to tread water anymore. You’re going to zoom. Don’t see this December as an ordinary December. Get with God. Find what He wants , step up, step up, step up.
There are things that you desire to have as an outcome for your life. And God is in the process of the climate of this church, the climate of this church, He is creating the environment for you to step up, step up, step into it. For some of you it will require a financial seed. It will require you to give time of yourself to press into God to hear what God wants to say for you. That you can’t keep running on a treadmill, like a mouse on a wheel, and think that you’re going to get anywhere, just keeping the wheel running. You’ve got to take some time and say, “I’m just going to press into God and rest. Press and rest”. Take time to specially put aside and pressing to God and hear what He’s got to say about your life. And He will talk to you. He will. He’s got gifts and callings that He’s placed in you and your life. And God wants you to stop treading water. It needs you to press in prayer and so you recognize your gifting and calling and you bring it to the church. First in prayer and in your heart. Right. Glory to God.
So, we are going to go to 1 Kings, the Elijah Moment. We are going to just see the Elijah Moments from scripture. It was a moment in their time, in their generation that God brought about. See God brings about, God brings it about, He brings it about, He’s brought about His desire for Legacy Transfer, and He looked for a man who would cooperate with Him and obey Him so that a people could go and a people could get and people could receive a hungry people. Hallelujah.
So we’re gonna go to one Kings 18. I’m just going to stay on track here. Thank you, Lord, one Kings 18. Here it is, from the Amplified Bible. I’m going to verse 21, I’m not going to read you the whole story. You’re just going to have to go home and read it for yourself. Right? So verse 21, this is the Elijah Moment. This is what it’s about. 21 Elijah came near to all the people and said, How long will you halt and limp between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him! But if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word (1 Kings 18:21 AMPC).
And then in verse 24, 24 Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the One Who answers by fire, let Him be God. And all the people answered, It is well spoken (1 Kings 18:24 AMPC).
Verse 38, of course then you know, he builds the altar and all of that but verse 38 says, 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice and the wood and the stones and the dust, and also licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and they said, The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God! 40 And Elijah said, Seize the prophets of Baal; What are the prophets of Baal? Why were they serving Baal, they were serving Baal was one of the gods small “g” of the day, that promised you prosperity and provision and blessing. It was witchcraft, the same witchcraft that you live in, in the world system today. Same spirits are around today that were around then. The promise of the world system, like God said, Satan’s not able to make you a promise. Only God can make a promise and fulfill a promise. Satan will make you perform, and then give you a reward for your performance.
Whereas Pastor John has been preaching God has been saying to us, we don’t live in performance. We live in the power of the promise. We believe the promise and then God rewards our faith. It’s such a massive difference people. It’s the difference between day and night. It’s the difference between death and life. To be living in the power of the promise of God. His Word says that God has bestowed upon us, His exceedingly great and precious promises, so that through the exceedingly great and precious promises, we born-again, ones can escape the corruption that’s in the world through covetousness I want what they’ve got and lust, I’m desire what they have and greed, I want what they have and we can become sharers of God’s divine nature that doesn’t have covetousness that doesn’t have lust and greed, for the things that the world offers. We just live in the power of the promise. With our faith, we just believe the promises of God and we say, “Yes.” That’s why the Bible says, “And all His promises are yes. All His promises are yes.” It’s impossible for God to lie. It’s impossible for God to lie.
If the promise didn’t come true for me, I did not believe, I’m the first one to say that. It says, “All of His promises are yes.” He says, “Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes,” to every one of His promises and then He says, “And through Jesus you say, amen, amen, amen, amen. So be it, so be it, so be it unto Me.” You’ve given me you’re exceeding great and precious promises so that I can escape the world system, I can escape Baal, worship of Baal, the promise that the world system gives to me. Right.
So, 40 And Elijah said, Seize the prophets of Baal; let not one escape. They seize them. And Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon and [as God’s law required] slew them there. He killed 450 prophets of Baal, that were leading all of God’s people astray, saying, “You worship Baal, Baal will provide for you, Baal will bless you, Baal will bring you provision. You do it this way. Don’t trust God.” That’s what the prophets were preaching to the people of Israel at that time, leading them completely astray from God, killed him all.
41 And Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of abundance of rain. 42 …. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; he bowed himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees, as a position of prayer. 43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look towards the sea …. There is nothing. Elijah said, Go again seven times. 44 And at the seventh time the servant said, A cloud as small as a man’s hand is arising out of the sea. 45 And in a little while, the heavens were black with wind-swept clouds and there was a great rain. And Ahab went to Jezreel. 46 The hand of the Lord was on Elijah, I want you to know, people, the Hand of the Lord is upon Pastor John. He girded up his loins and he ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel [nearly twenty miles.] (1 Kings 18:40-46 AMPC)
He was on assignment and obedient to God because God said, “Elijah My prophet, My precious servant, go and show yourself to Ahab. Now’s the time to go and show yourself to Ahab, that wicked king, with a wicked wife Jezebel, leading My people astray, who brought all the 450 prophets of Baal to spread their absolute poison among God’s people.” The Hand of the Lord was on Elijah and he ran ahead. I mean, Ahab was in his chariot.
So then the Lord took me here to chapter 19. 1 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done and how he had slain all the prophets [of Baal] with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah saying, So, let the gods, do you see the little “g”? You see what she was worshipping? This is the king of Israel, right? Ahab. See who he married? 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow. 3 Then he was afraid and arose and went for his life and came to Beersheba of Judah [over eighty miles, and out of Jezebel’s realm] and left his servant there. So he went on his own. 4 But he himself, I want you to please see what the Lord showed me about this precious prophet, this obedient servant of God who risked his life so many times to obey God. Look at this now, 4 …he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a lone …juniper tree and he asked. Who did he ask? He asked the Lord. He asked the Lord, that he might die (1 Kings 19:2-4 AMPC).
This was not a pity party, people. This was not a pity party. This was Elijah, he came to the point where he said, “Lord, it’s enough now. It’s enough for me. It’s enough, Lord.” This was a deeply relational experience that he was having with his personal God that he had walked with for many, many years. That’s exactly the revelation that the Holy Spirit gave me about this man, Elijah. This was not a pity party. He asked that he might die. And He said, It is enough; now. He’s having a moment with God. He’s saying it’s enough now, Lord. It’s enough now, …take away my life. Then verse 5 says, 5 As he lay asleep … He is saying, 4 …for I am no better than my fathers. He knew all the prophets before that the people wanted to kill, all the prophets before. “I’m in that same place as all the prophets before me that God’s people wanted to kill the prophets.”
Then he says, 5 As he lay asleep, under the broom or juniper tree, behold, an angel touched him and said to him, Arise and eat. God’s love and care for His precious servant. This was a moment between them. 6 He looked, and behold, there was a cake baked on the coals, and a bottle of water at his head. And he ate and drank and lay down again. 7 The angel of the Lord came the second time and touched him and said, Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you. 8 So he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and nights to Horeb, the mount of God. Here, he’s journeying with God, having a very personal trip with God. 9 There he came to a cave and lodged in it; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, What are you doing here, Elijah? (1 Kings 19:4-9 AMPC)
I’m just giving it to you the way the Holy Spirit gave it to me. What are you doing here, Elijah? 10 He replied, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken Your covenant. In other words, “These people that You love, won’t listen to me. They won’t listen to You even though I’m so jealous. I’m jealous for them.” This is not the weird, carnal, jealousy – jealous. They’ve thrown down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I, I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. 11 And He said, Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire [a sound of gentle stillness and] a still, small voice. 13 When Elijah heard the voice, when Elijah heard the voice, look at what he does. He wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, What are you doing here, Elijah? I mean, God knew what He was doing there, but this is personal here. There are some things going down here between the two of them. And again, 14 He said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts, because the Israelites have forsaken Your covenant, thrown down Your altars, and slain Your prophets with the sword. And I, I only, am left, and they seek my life, to destroy it.
Remember what he said? In verse 4, “It is enough.” There is enough for me now, Lord, right. 15 And the Lord said to him, the great supreme intelligence of God, he has Legacy Transfer happening right here. Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.16 And anoint Jehu son of Nimshi to be king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah to be prophet in your place. 17 And him who escapes from the sword of Hazael Jehu shall slay, and him who escapes the sword of Jehu Elisha shall slay. 18 Yet I will leave Myself 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him. 19 So Elijah left there and found Elisha son of Shaphat, whose plowing was being done with twelve yoke of oxen, and he drove the twelfth. Elijah crossed over to him and cast his mantle upon him. 20 He left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, Let me kiss my father and mother, and then I will follow you. And he [testing Elisha] said, Go on back. What have I done to you? [Settle it for yourself.] (1 Kings 19:10-21 AMPC) Actually, what the Lord showed me was that he was so going, he’s going. Because God has already said to him, “You are coming.” I’m going to take your life on earth. You’re going to do Hazael, you’re going to do Jehu, and you’re going to do Elijah, and he’s just obeying God, like he always has with the last things before he goes because he’s going, he’s had enough and God loves him. So appreciates him so and he says, “Okay, here’s the succession plan. You’re coming.” Right?
So he says, 21 So Elisha went back from him. Then he took a yoke of oxen, slew them, boiled their flesh with the oxen’s yoke [as fuel], and gave to the people, and they ate. Then he arose, followed Elijah, and served him. Right. And Pastor John’s magnificent message that he preached, you’re going to have to kill your own cows. You have to go and you’re going have to kill your own oxen. You’re gonna have to say your own goodbyes and follow God.
So that is it, Elijah Moment. That’s what the Lord wanted me to do with this. It’s a moment of choice. God brings this moment about, He brought a moment about with this new era and the new open door and He heralded, heralded, heralded His new era through the new open door with I Will Take The Children. He addressed all of us at Heritage of Faith on that matter. And then He addressed us on our money matters; What’s your more for?
And so, I’m just going to read what I read to you the last time I ministered to you, not on Sound and Song, but the last time I ministered to you in August this year. He said this to me; I declared for 2020 a new open door. I said go big and bold through this new open door. I declared in 2020 that for this man, Pastor John, his period of waiting for many things was over. I declared that the cycle was completed. I came with strength and purpose to herald My new era. I came saying; I will take the children. I took My time so all could get it. It began on the 5th of July to December. Then from January to July, I came to speak to you about money, wealth and possessions and I came with a question; What is your more for? There are those of you that are spiritually stuck because you did not honour, you did not dedicate your children to Me, you did not answer My question. You will have to go back if you want to be ready for Me when I come. You have not successfully gone through this new open door, you have not successfully entered My new era, you have not had a change of mind or heart or lifestyle. You are still making your own plans for your own life and your own children. The more is still mainly for yourself to spend it on your own desires, putting your trust in it for personal security for your future. But for those who have these messages firmly in their hearts, for those who have had a change of mind and heart and lifestyle, they must continue with My words from My messages.
So, I just wanted to bring that to your remembrance. God has brought us, as a church, to this moment. Now we are poised for the Elisha moment. So, we’ve had the Elijah moment, now we are poised for the Elisha moment. And we’re going to 2 Kings chapter 2 and we’re going to see what that is.
Don’t you just want to stand up a little bit? Just hold your Bibles in your hand. Just stand up a little bit, I don’t want you falling asleep here. Come, just stretch a bit, stretch a bit. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Take a few breaths. I mean, I’m just hoping that… It would be nice to have more aircon, but anyway. How are you guys doing? Are you quite warm in here? Are you good? All right. All right. Let’s sit down. Let’s sit down. Hallelujah.
So now, we are poised for the Elisha moment. Elisha moment. Let’s go to 2 Kings chapter 2 and I’m reading from the Amplified Bible because we’re going to see some patterns here, keeping in mind a whole legacy He’s bringing to life in us. A whole legacy He’s bringing to life in us. A whole legacy He brought to life, now, from Elijah to Elisha. A whole legacy, right. 1 When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven… I’m just going to read this to you, what Pastor John said to me. I just found it yesterday, you know.
I said to Pastor John, wow, I was just following my spiritual instincts and I found this; 31st of May 2017, the 31st of May 2017 from my journal, my 2017 journal; The Spiritual Transfer. I’ve got there, with my stickers on. John speaks to me today and he says, “The Lord has begun to show me I must follow Jerry. Why I must follow Jerry: It’s for the Spiritual Transfer, and I must be ready for it. I must be ready for it. The anointing on him. It’s going to take a double portion of it to come upon me to get done for God at this time what He needs for Himself.” It’s going to take a double portion of that anointing on him, to come on me, for me to get done what God needs me to get done in the Church at this time for Him. Not for prominence, not for profile, not for prestige. But just like Elijah was zealous and jealous for the things of God and the time of God and the things that God needed to get accomplished. Just like Elijah, Pastor John has been jealous that God’s people have not been serving Him, that God’s people have been serving Baal in our day. So, that’s what he said, It’s like Elisha with Elijah, the missions – JSMI are things I must serve him with, because he’s got a job to do, but the transfer is what must happen.” That’s all I’m going to read.
So, 1 When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were going from Gilgal. The Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind – how beautiful is that? His faithful servant. “I’m taking you up in a whirlwind. I’m taking you up in a whirlwind. You’ve lived your life in obedience to Me. So precious has your life been – your zeal that you’ve had for Me, your jealousy – for the things I’m jealous for, you’re jealous for. I take you up in a whirlwind.” Glory to God.
2 And Elijah said to Elisha, Tarry (Stay) here, I pray you, for the Lord has sent me to Bethel. Now Elijah knows he’s going, he’s going. God’s going to take him. 2… for the Lord has sent me to Bethel. But Elisha replied, As the Lord lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they went to Bethel. 3 The prophets’ sons… remember earlier on I said to you the prophets’ sons are going to have something to say about it, when this legacy transfer happens. 3 The prophets’ sons who were at Bethel came to Elisha and said, Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today? And he said, Yes, I know it… and then he said this. I’m not trying to be rude, but he said, “Shut up.” He said, “Shut up, I don’t want to hear your voices. I don’t want to hear your voices. You have nothing to say about what’s going on here between me and my father today. You have nothing to say that I need to hear.”
And 4 Elijah said to him, Elisha, stay tarry here. I pray you, for the Lord has sent me to Jericho. But he said, As the Lord lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they came to Jericho. 5 The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said, Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today? And he answered, Yes, I know it… Shut your mouth up. He knows Legacy Transfer is happening here, he knows something’s happening here. God, wow! Right, I’m staying with this now.
6 And Elijah said to him, stay tarry here, I pray you, for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan. But he said, As the Lord lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. And the two of them went on. 7 And Fifty men of the sons of the prophets also went and stood [to watch] afar off. Can you see that? There have been many watching Pastor John afar off. Many watching our spiritual leader afar off. Why are you going with? Why are you sticking so close? Why are you following? Why? Not a clue what’s actually happening in the spirit realm.
7 Fifty men of the sons of the prophets also went and stood [to watch] afar off; and the two of them stood by the Jordan. 8 And Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up and struck the waters, and they divided this way and that, so that the two of them went over on dry ground. 9 And when they had gone over, Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you. And Elisha said… “Please get this right. Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t get this wrong.”
9 And Elisha said, I pray you, let a double portion of your spirit… Your spirit, be upon me. Let a double portion of your spirit be upon me. What did Pastor John say to me, in 2017, “It’s going to take a double portion of the spirit that is upon his spiritual father, for Pastor John to get done for God what God needs to get done before Pastor John gets taken away.”
10 And He said, You have asked a hard thing (2 Kings 2:1-10 AMPC). You think it was a fanciful, I want some prominence, I want some prestige, I want some profile thing, the way the church spoken about the double portion, the double portion, the double portion, the double portion, haven’t got a cooking clue what they are even talking about. Paying no price, having no spiritual fathers. Having no blessing of the fathers, blessing for the future, blessing, right. Actually what the Lord said to me about the blessing of identity change; if you don’t have the blessing of the father, and you don’t have the blessing of the future, for your future by the father, then you don’t have to actually have an identity change. You can just do what you want to do in the Kingdom of God, and you will account to God for that.
So, I let a double portion, you’ve asked the hard thing. There is a price to pay. It means obedience to God all the way. It means a Jezebel will come after you to kill you. It means people will misunderstand you that are carnal in the church and say things about you and judge you and have familiarity with you, and say, “You just a man like us” – all those beautiful messages he’s brought.
And then he said this, 10 …You have asked a hard thing. However, if you see me…” However, if you see me, “…when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you – but if not, it shall not be so. (2 Kings 2:10 AMPC). And that’s what the Lord said to me. If you see me, and this seeing is spiritual eyes. If you see me, if you see me, if you see me. That was that big moment that God brought that message into our congregation. Who am I to you? Who am I to you? So interesting – we had that all recorded and the people that he asked you – are you my friend, and you my friend, and was so interesting to me. You my friend ja, you are my Pastor, but you are my friend. And I am like (Pastor Sharon sighing). Who is he to you, Pastor Sharon? He is not, he is not my husband in the Spirit. I see him! I see him. I see him. I see him. How do you see him? Why do you see him? I pray for him. I pray for him. The Holy Spirit shows him to me – has been doing that for forty-two years. I see him now more where he is, than I have ever seen him before. He is my spiritual leader.
10 …If you see me, you can have it. If not, it shall not be so for you. 11 As they still went on and talked, behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire, parted the two of them, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 And Elisha saw it and he cried…(2 Kings 2:11-12 AMP). Elisha saw. He recognized spiritually. He had recognition of the time, he knew exactly what was going down here and what was happening. He knew precisely that legacy transfer was coming. Immediately, at once, right now.
He said. Look what he said. 12 …My father, my father… I will have a double portion of your spirit, the hard thing that I have asked, but I contended for it, because it must be for God’s glory. Hallelujah! 12 …And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. 13 He took up the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan. 14 And he took the mantle that fell from Elijah and struck the waters and said, Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah. And when he had struck the waters, they parted this way and that, and Elisha went over (2 Kings 2:12-14 AMPC).
This is exactly, precisely what Pastor John’s gonna find himself in. The Legacy Transfer is going to come to such life, coming to his, already coming to such life in him. The reason God is wanting to bring this today is so that you can have spiritual recognition and not be blind. There’s got to be some of us that believe this so that God can do mighty works here. Just a few. Just a few who will have spiritual eyes to see this and go with God on this.
Pastor John is going to come into this. He will pick up the mantle and he will say, “Where is the Lord, the God Smith Wigglesworth, the God of John G. Lake, the God of Kenneth Hagin, the God of Oral Roberts, the God of Kenneth Copeland, the God of Jerry Savelle? Where is the God?” And he’ll walk in that mantle and exactly, exactly like this it will be for God’s purposes and Pastor John will fulfill everything in his time, he will finish his course.
And 15 When the sons of the prophets who were [watching] at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him and bowed themselves to the ground before him. 16 And they said to him, Behold now, there are among your servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray you, and seek your master. It may be that the Spirit of the Lord has taken him up and cast him on some mountain or into some valley. And he said, You shall not send. He knew Elijah had gone. 17 But when they urged him till he was embarrassed, he said, Send. So they sent fifty men, who sought for three days but did not find him. 18 When they returned to Elisha, who had waited at Jericho, he said to them, Did I not tell you, Do not go? (2 Kings 2:15-18 AMPC)
And I just want to read this to you; verse 23, 23 He went up from Jericho to Bethel. On the way, young [maturing and accountable] boys came out of the city and mocked him and said to him, Go up [in a whirlwind], you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead! 24 And he turned around and looked at them and called a curse down on them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and ripped up forty-two of the boys. 25 Elisha went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria (2 Kings 2:23-25 AMPC). The Lord wanted me to read that last portion. He wanted it out in the spirit realm; that should there be a mocking, should there be a mocking, God will give words. Because they will be mocking the Spirit of God, mocking the Holy Spirit. So, God will have words to deal with that. Right? The spirit of my father, my father. So, a spiritual son looks and sounds like their spiritual father.
How is this going to happen, Pastor Sharon? Right, let me go to Philippians 2 verse 19 to 22 Amplified Bible. I’m not going to be much longer here. The spiritual son, “My father, my father! My father, my father!” – spiritual father, spiritual son. Elijah, Elisha. Elijah, Elisha. 19 But I hope, here’s Apostle Paul, 19 But I hope and trust in the Lord Jesus soon to send Timothy to you, so that I may also be encouraged and cheered by learning news of you. 20 For I have no one like him… The Apostle Paul said, “I have no one like Timothy.” …I have no one like him [no one of so kindred a spirit]. (Philippians 2:19 AMPC) He has my spirit! I want a double portion of your, your spirit. He had Paul’s spirit because Paul’s spirit was led and guided by the Holy Spirit.
…who will be so genuinely interested in your welfare and devoted to your interests. 21 For the others all seek [to advance] their own interests, profile, prominence, prestige, own interests, not those of Jesus Christ [the Messiah]. 22 But Timothy’s tested worth you know, how as a son with his father he has toiled with me zealously; the same zeal that Elijah had. Zealous, jealous for the things of God. Hallelujah. The same zeal in [serving and helping to advance] to Kingdom, the good news [the Gospel] (Philippians 2:20-22 AMPC).
One Corinthians 4 verse 15, Amplified Bible. 15 After all, though you should have ten thousand teachers (guides to direct you) in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the glad tidings [the Gospel]. 16 So I urge and implore you, be imitators of me. 17 For this very cause I send to you Timothy, who is my beloved and trustworthy child in the Lord, who will recall to your minds my methods of proceeding. Do you see that? He is not going to come, I am not going to send him, and he is going to have his own ideas. He has got so, so got my spirit, that he is going to be like. 17 For he will recall to your minds my methods of proceeding and my course of conduct and way of life in Christ, such as I teach everywhere in each of the churches. (1 Corinthians 4:15-17 AMPC).
So Pastor John did this first, “My father, my father, as my soul lives, I will not leave you. I love your Spirit”. He will now be the first partaker. This is God’s order. He will be the first partaker. He will receive Legacy Transfer first. He will receive it first and we are all so glad. We are all so glad. We are so glad. He will receive it first, he has contended for it. He has followed God’s pattern to go after it. Right?
And so, he has done the “My father, father”. He does the “My father, father”. He does “As my soul lives I will not leave you”. He will; He does “I love You. I am not here because of who you know and who you are connected to. I love you, Brother Jerry. I am not confusing relationships here.” So the Lord does this. He has rank in His Kingdom. Two Timothy 2 verse 6 Amplified, we are going to look here, it is the hard-working farmer who labours to produce. Pastor John has been hard at work in obeying God. Labouring to produce for this Legacy Transfer. 6 [It is] the hard-working farmer [who labours to produce] who must be the first partaker of the fruits (2 Timothy 2:6 AMPC). The first partaker of the fruits. Right. That is just how God works. The first partaker.
So, to partake actually means that you participate, you drink, you eat the same spiritual food. You take part and you experience along with Him. He has partaken. He is partaking now. He is laboured. He has laboured and he will partake. One Corinthians 15 verse 23, just have a look at this. 23 But each in his own rank and turn; Christ [the Messiah] [is] the first fruits (1 Corinthians 15:23 AMPC). That is how God works. So, here is how it will go. Pastor John is first, then we all have a share in this harvest and this legacy transfer, those of us who see Pastor John. Those of us who see him, have a share. We will partake because we see him, with our spiritual eyes. Hallelujah. Because we love his Spirit, who he is with the Holy Spirit, who he is with God. We love that. How he eats, we eat, how he drinks we drink.
Philippians 1 verse 7 Amplified Bible. Apostle Paul says this, 7 It is right and appropriate for me to have this confidence and feel this way about you all, this is how Pastor John feels about you all because you have me in your heart and I hold you in my heart you see that, you see that. He has you in his heart and you’re supposed to hold him in your heart. I’m just talking to you about how this legacy transfer is going to come to life in you. I hold you in my heart as partakers and sharers, one and all with me, of grace (Philippians 1:7 AMPC). So this spiritual transfer, I’m closing now. This spiritual transfer is in transition, it is in transition. It’s happening, it’s happening and if you see him the transfer will happen. The legacy transfer will come alive in you. You will know it’s coming alive in you. You will know it in your inner man, because it’s spiritual. There will be much evidence of it in the natural realm but the spiritual transfer comes to life in your inner man and you have recognition of it and you understand that, I’m a flowing and I’m a going in a way I’ve never gone before.
Could this be my share of legacy transfer happening in me? And I’ll just continue to walk with Him and I’ll just continue to love Him and be with Him and flow with Him and go with Him along with my spiritual leader. God will have His way and God will receive all the glory. Hallelujah. Glory to God. But we all have a share. All of us who see him. I see you Pastor John. I see you. I’m not standing a far-off having things to say. I’m connected. I’m connected to you, my father, my father.
So transition, the spiritual transfer is in transition. Transition is an act of passing from one spiritual state, one spiritual stage, one spiritual position, one spiritual place to another. Transition is an event that results in transformation, a changeover. So glory to God.
This is what the Lord gave me to deposit into this church today into this congregation and to speak to these ears but also to speak into the realm of the spirit the things that He wants in the realm of the spirit because that’s how He works. He will prophesy something and then He will do it. Hallelujah. Will you just all stand with me please. Glory to God. Thank you Father. Thank you Father. Hallelujah.
So, I will be doing prayer this week, but it won’t be going live. I will be doing prayer on Tuesday night and Wednesday night and Thursday night – that’s just extra, for those that are in Witbank and, I mean you can do that at home if you are from Johannesburg, you can do that for yourself. We’ll be doing 45 minutes of prayer, just together. To those of you – we’ll be doing it from 6 o’clock till about 6:45 pm. And just to be together. We’re not going to start having people come. We’re just going to open the church. Pastor Christi and I will just open the church, we’re not getting workers to start work yet. You understand? We’re not getting workers to start work yet. They’re still waiting on the Lord, many of them next week. So what we will do, is we’ll just open up ourselves, and then people that want to come and pray with us, can come and pray with us, right. Tuesday night, 18:00 to 18:45, Wednesday night, 18:00 to 18:45, and Thursday night, 18:00 to 18:45. Hallelujah. Just to be together. Just to… those of you that want to do that with me. Hallelujah.
We are going to be praying this message that I have ministered today, that Pastor John said, “I must be ready, I have to have the double portion so that I can accomplish…” We are going to… right, right? We are going to be together in this.
And so I bless you today, precious, precious ones. Precious ones. Faithful ones. Believing ones. Receiving ones. Hungry ones. Thirsty ones. I bless you. I bless you today. I bless you from the office, and I’m under the authority of Pastor John. I bless you. I bless you. May the Lord bless you, and make His face shine upon you, and give you peace. Hallelujah. And may He bless your pursuit of Him in this time until He comes, until the Lord comes with an event on the 1st of February. Hallelujah.
May He bless our January. May He bless our January. May you be strong to continue to press and he said take leave that week that Brother Jerry comes, get your children out of school, don’t miss a thing, be there, be there. Remember he said that? Well imagine what message he will give to your children? No, we’ve got to be there. Nee, ons moet daar wees my kind. Ons moet daar wees. Hallelujah. Let’s make… let’s let the Holy Spirit give us wisdom when we make our plans to be there, hallelujah. Glory to God.
So I bless you all. You’re blessed going out, blessed coming in. Blessed in your homes, blessed in your marriages, blessed in your families, blessed in your provision and your finances. Blessed, blessed, blessed are you. Most blessed are you. Highly favoured are you of God. You are His favourite ones, oh loved are you of God, His beloved. You are His beloved. Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah. And we say this in the Name of Jesus, and so that we can all say ‘so be it’ together. We can say, ‘Amen’. Bye-bye everybody. Have a wonderful, wonderful day.