Point of Contact Part 1 – Ps John Bendixen (WTB)
Scripture Reference: Genesis 31:38-44 AMPC; Judges 4:3 KJV; Judges 4:23-24 AMPC; 1 Samuel 5:1-5 KJV
Hello. Look how beautiful you all look, here on a Thursday night in Witbank – rainy Witbank. How did you all handle the traffic and everything? Was it all good? Praise the Lord. It’s a good day. It’s a good evening. How’d you like some of the new additions to the auditorium? Looks pretty cool, hey? It’s mostly for the sound, but we thought we’d try and make it look cool anyway. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Brother Jerry, we were in Kenya, Nairobi and Brother Jerry received a phone call from home where a family member had a medical emergency and subsequently has died and gone home to be with the Lord. Brother Jerry, obviously, had a very serious and important decision to make; whether to come here or whether to go and be with the family. I said this to them at the time, I said if it was Pastor Sharon who called me and it was someone in our family that had died and gone home to be with the Lord, there’s only one decision to make, and that’s to go and be with the family. They are having a funeral service. Brother Joe could probably tell us a bit more, but they’re having a funeral service – waiting for Brother Jerry to get back, actually, so that he can preside over the funeral service. This is not something that any of us wanted, but here we find ourselves, tonight.
There are a few things that I need to show you. Let’s start with the hands first, if we have that.
I had us take a picture of a series of events that occurred immediately after Brother Jerry received the call, that he needed to go back home and he’s currently in London waiting for his transfer plane to go back to Fort Worth, Texas. Amen.
Do you remember the last time that Brother Jerry couldn’t make it? Do you remember what happened last time? A very special something happened in our congregation. Amen.
Brother Jerry, Eric and Brother Joe and I, we were all together and Brother Jerry laid hands on a handkerchief, one of my handkerchiefs, as a point of contact. We have established the point of contact to bring back.
I want to show you how it happened.
We were sitting in his room, right before he was about to get on a plane and to leave to go. We sat and we prayed together and he began to speak and to pray some things.
I am going to show you a short video of what he prayed, just before he left. I am going to show you a video clip. Let’s roll the clip. Put the lights down.
[Video – Dr Jerry praying:]
That they go to a higher level. I pray this over Joe, I pray it over Eric, in the Name of Jesus. And according to Philippians chapter one verse seven, Paul said, “You are partakers of my anointing.” He is talking about his partners, he is talking about co-labourers. That is what these men are to me. And I am believing that the same anointing that I would have carried into these meetings, they will carry into these meetings. And according to what we have seen in Your Word; the book of Numbers, the book of Exodus, the book of Deuteronomy, concerning Moses and Joshua. And when Moses laid his hands upon Joshua that same anointing came on him, same wisdom, same honour, same favour, same grace, same power. And I am believing because that is a spiritual law that this is exactly what is going to take place in these next few days, in Jesus’ Name. Hallelujah. Thank You, Father. Thank You, Father, in Jesus’ Name.
Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Praise Jesus. Praise Jesus. Come on, stand to your feet. Let’s just praise the Lord. Praise You, Jesus. We thank You for that same anointing. We thank You for that same Spirit that is upon Brother Jerry that comes upon us, Lord. Hallelujah. Praise You, Jesus. Praise You, Lord. Praise You, Lord. Praise You, Jesus. Praise You, Jesus. Hallelujah. You may be seated again.
I don’t know if you noticed that right on the couch there, right where I was sitting there were some pages. These are those pages [Pastor John holds up pages]. Brother Jerry said I needed the Spirit of Interpretation to be able to interpret his handwriting. Joe will tell you that it’s not easy to read his handwriting. But I will tell you that I’ve had no trouble with it. Really, I’ve had no trouble with it. I actually feel like this is something very special to me because, what he did was; he actually took time to write out for me the things that he would be preaching to you while he was here – the framework, the content, the scriptures – he wrote them out for me and then he proceeded to preach them to us, sitting in that room and he preached to us what he would be preaching here. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
This is in my spirit; that I release Brother Jerry, in the fullness of what he needs to do at that funeral service. Where he is going, there will be people that need restoration, they need healing, some people need to meet Jesus, there will be friends and family and things there that this will be the time where God can minister to them. Because of who Brother Jerry is in the broader family, he will be the one who can minister to them. So, we release Brother Jerry into that space right now; that when he arrives there he will be refreshed because he gets on his private plane and flies straight to the funeral, there’s going to be no waiting or anything, he’s just going to go straight there. We release him that he will be refreshed, he will be rested, he will have the anointing of God resting upon him, the great peace of the Holy Spirit will be his portion and to all the family members that are now busy driving from Texas and other places to be at the funeral service, that they will be blessed in what they do. Hallelujah.
There is some tragedy about the way that this young died, some tragedy about it, but everything is in God. Brother Joe, you want to talk to that a little bit?
I can tell you why it was important for Brother Jerry to go. It was because he almost raised this young man from a lower age. The daddy didn’t have much to do with him – two of them – and Brother Jerry took him out and he’s helped that boy every way he could to get off the drugs and everything like that. I don’t mind telling them, it was an overdose – we think. We don’t know for sure, but it’s probably the effects of drugs over a period of time anyway. As soon as we heard it, we both started crying because the young kid, we’ve known him since he was this high, and he’s super special to Brother Jerry and Mrs Carolyn. Mrs Carolyn, it’s her sister’s boy, but actually, Brother Jerry is probably the only daddy, not natural daddy, that he probably has known. Brother Jerry, he always looked up to him. He said, “I want to be like you.” I’ll tell you right now, he’s free. He’s free. He’s free indeed. In other words; when he took that last breath, he’s more alive than he’s ever been before and he’s free.
I knew, when it was shared with us, that it was going to be a real pull on Brother Jerry and I really knew what he would do and I know we just released him, so hey, we’re not going to lack anything in these meetings. Nothing. Not one thing. Amen. I mean, God already had this set. He knew what was going to happen. This wasn’t a surprise to God. So, all you need to do is intercede for them tonight. You don’t have to just intercede for Brother Jerry and Mrs Carolyn; her sister’s name is Jan. Just pray for them. It wouldn’t surprise me to have a Holy Ghost funeral. Amen.
Praise the Lord. We have some things that we need to do in the Spirit. I’ve been taking these notes. I’ve been taking all of Brother Jerry’s messages that I could get my hands on; some courtesy of my brothers from America. I’ve been listening to them and preparing my spirit. I’m ready. I’ve received the anointing from Brother Jerry to preach what he was going to preach here. Hallelujah. If you believe that in the point of contact, that Brother Jerry was going to bring something from the Lord, then that same point of contact is already at work here. Hallelujah. I’m very excited about that.
Now that we’ve got this out of the way, you don’t have to worry or think about why he’s not in the service tonight. We are going to have the best meetings we’ve ever had, ever. Here. This weekend. Amen. Hallelujah. So, it’s time for us to stand and let us begin to worship the Lord and praise the Lord. Come on up guys. Glory to God.
I’m going to go out the back. I’m not leaving you all. I’m going to get my mic seen to just to make sure it’s working. I’ll come back quickly, baby. I’ll come back. I don’t want to miss any of the music.
You know something, absolutely wonderful. You know, it was just really supernatural the last time, about three years ago, when Brother Jerry was supposed to come and then he couldn’t come because he had to go into hospital and do you remember, Heritage of Faith people… Can I see the hands of the Heritage of Faith people, please? There you go. You see. That is about 95% of us. That seed that we had been preparing for Brother Jerry all year long because he was going to come in October, it tripled after we got the news. We had a seed for him because now he’s going to come. Then when we told you he can’t make it, we’re going to him to give him the seed and we went the day before his operation to give it to him, it tripled. One of the things that the Lord said to me this morning, He said to me, “So, what happened the last time?” Because I said, “Lord, You better speak to me now because You know how much prayer has gone into this and fasting and all of that, you know.” He said, “Well, all that prayer and fasting is still going to be answered. It’s going to come crashing down on you this whole weekend.” Because we’re all ready. We were ready for God to come. He said, “So, what happened to the seed?” I said, “It tripled as we were going to America to take it to him, it tripled.” He said, “Well, expect the triple in more than one way now. Supernatural increase!” Hallelujah.
Because our expectancy is from God! You know what Brother Jerry said to Pastor John? He said, “I’m going to make this up to you.” We’re going to hold him to that. It will be such a peachy perfect time, right? Hallelujah. So let’s just raise our hands. Glory, glory, glory, glory, glory. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. We praise You, Lord. Glory, glory, glory, glory. Hallelujah, Lord. Praise You, Lord. We’re going to worship You tonight, Father, in Spirit and in Truth. Hallelujah.
[Praise and worship]
I’m going to have Brother Jerry’s notes, although I’ve put them into my pad, I’m going to have his notes with me the whole time, just because I want them right here next to me the whole time. Amen? Hallelujah.
The prophetic word for 2020 and the point of contact seed that we’re talking about, and that we will kind of entered into already, and we will be praying over the next couple of sessions.
The prophetic word for 2020 is that God will open a new door and bring supernatural increase as never before. I am not going to be talking too much tonight on the point of contact, that will come in the nights and services ahead. I am going to share some things with you that Brother Jerry has shared with me and he has shared it in another public service to my knowledge. He shared it in the minister’s conference at Brother Copeland’s minister’s conference and so here goes. Are you ready for it?
In the Bible, the number 20 symbolizes the full cycle of completion. When the Lord began to show Brother Jerry that 2020, there will be a new door that will open and you will experience supernatural increase as never before, then obviously he began to hear and search in his heart and search the scriptures what is the symbolic meaning of this 20. Why a new door and the supernatural increase in 2020?
I have shared some of this with you already, that he said that we need to get a clear vision, a 20/20 vision for 2020. There is a purpose for us to have clear vision and a clear path that we must follow. A clear direction that we must take, a clear opportunity that God is going to open, a door for us and when you step into this door it will bring supernatural increase to your life.
In the Bible, the number 20 symbolizes the full cycle of completion. It is also often connected to and when Brother Jerry was talking to me and to us privately over a meal, we were eating together while we were in Nairobi and he was sharing some of this with me, this part of it really just triggered in my heart, you know; it’s often connected to a perfect period of waiting. A perfect period of waiting.
If you take that it symbolizes the full cycle of completion and a perfect period of waiting, then 2020, being the two cycles of 20 and 20, you know, this is a full completion cycle and the fullness of a period of waiting. In other words, whatever you have been believing God for, whatever you’ve been doing, the waiting period is over. The waiting period is over.
I have to just revise some of these things for you and part of what I want to say to you tonight is; Brother Jerry had hands laid on him by Brother Hagin and Brother Copeland and Brother Oral Roberts. They spoke over his life that he would have the spirit of seeing and knowing come upon him. At that time, he began to experience the Word of the Lord coming to him on a regular basis. To the point where he would set aside time every year around October, that he would hear from the Lord for the next Word of God for the next year.
In this time, he didn’t, he was flying with Brother Copeland on the aeroplane from America to Australia, to go and do a Believers Conference in Australia, as you know. The Lord spoke to him on that aeroplane and it was September and so it was above normal, it was unusual that the Lord would speak to him in September rather than normally in October and November. I guess, it’s just Brother Jerry’s point of contact where he sets aside time to say; I’m going to specifically set aside my time to hear from the Lord. When you open your heart and you have an expectation like that then you open your heart to receive from the Lord and that is really what we did when we started the fast and we did fasting. Your fasting doesn’t change God. Your fasting prepares your heart to hear from God. It prepares your heart to receive from God.
I guess over the years Brother Jerry has got used to a rhythm, if you like, he would set aside time in October and he would be extra aware of the voice of God speaking to him for the Word of God. On this occasion, he didn’t have to wait, you know, God spoke to him on the aeroplane and He told him that this would be a year of a new door opening for you and it would be a year of supernatural increase.
When I’m sitting in his hotel room and he hands me these sheets of paper, to give me scriptures of what he would come and minister to us. I look at the first scripture and Brother Jerry does not know the significance of the first passages of scripture of a 20 year, perfect period of waiting, the full cycle of completion – he has no idea what the value of that scripture is to our church. Wait for it, church.
He writes on this piece of paper here. So it says on this here; Pastor Jerry Savelle notes regarding 2020. The very first example he gives is Genesis 31. I’m going to read to you the portion of scripture from Genesis 31. This is Jacob speaking to Laban. 38 These twenty years I have been with you; your ewes and your she-goats have not lost their young, and the rams of your flock have not been eaten by me. 39 I did not bring you [the carcasses of the animals] torn by wild beasts; I bore the loss of it; you required of me [to make good] all that was stolen, whether it occurred by day or by night. 40This was [my lot]; by day the heat consumed me and by night the cold, and I could not sleep.41 I have been twenty years in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, and you have changed my wages ten times. 42And if the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Dread [lest he should fall] and Fear [lest he offend] of Isaac, had not been with me, surely you would have sent me away now empty-handed. (Genesis 31:39-42 AMPC)
Now we know, that I have ministered many times on the Laban Syndrome and that the Laban Syndrome is the syndrome of a dead cycle, it is a syndrome of a labouring cycle, it is a syndrome of someone and a system and or people that will hold you down and keep you down and the Laban Syndrome was always trying to choke you to death, squeeze all of the life out of you, squeeze all of your energy, your skills, your talent, your everything out of you, take everything that they can from you and then leave you with nothing. If it wasn’t for God, Jacob would have actually been squeezed to lifelessness without the fear of God being his portion.
Those of you that have been in the ministry here with us for any length of time, you will know that the Laban Syndrome has been something very important, a very important revelation that I have ministered to you and that it is the Body of Christ’s portion to be free of the Laban Syndrome.
It is interesting to me that Brother Jerry’s first scripture that he gave me was about the Laban Syndrome. It was about Laban. 42God has seen my affliction and humiliation and the [wearying] labour of my hands and rebuked you last night. 43Laban answered Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, these children are my children, these flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine. But what can I do today to these my daughters or to their children whom they have borne? 44So come now, let us make a covenant or league, you and I, and let it be for a witness between you and me. (Genesis 31:42-44 AMPC)
Even when Laban is trying to, even when Jacob is leaving him and Jacob is going away from him, this is the end of a twenty-year cycle. This is the end of the perfect waiting period. This is the end of the perfect cycle, full cycle of completion. Even in the end when Jacob has left and Laban has come after him, Laban is still making a statement: “Everything that you have is mine.” Hello?
Where is Jacob’s point of contact? Jacob’s point of contact is the covenant that God has with his great grandfather. Sorry, with his grandfather, his father, and now him. He talks about the covenant that God has with him, through his generational lineage. He makes a pull on the covenant and he says; it is because of the covenant that the 20-year cycle has come to its full completion, it is because of the covenant that this is the perfect waiting period.
I want you to know tonight, that as we move into a new door and a year of supernatural increase, you will be confronted with the Laban Syndrome. The Laban Syndrome will speak to your mind and the Laban Syndrome will say this to you, that; you cannot be free because for all these years you have been held hostage. You have been bound up. You have been sucked dry. You have been squeezed out of all of your energy. You have been squeezed out of all of your assignment, all of your purpose, all of the everything that you thought that you would walk in that you have never been able to be quite free of all of that stuff.
In the year of full completion, God’s saying that there is a new door that is opening for you and in the year of this year, there is a full completion so that everything that you’ve been waiting for, it comes to you now. It’s coming to us now, church. It’s coming to us now.
What an amazing thing that Pastor Sharon had Marcus come up and sing. Marcus’s words that he is singing out of his mouth, being led by the Holy Spirit to sing is; we believe in the prophets of God and we prosper. We believe in the prophets of God and prosper. Let’s be clear about this and I’m just saying this for the record, not because I have to convince you of this, but I’m just making sure that we all understand it; that the Word of God is always our final authority. We never place a word that man speaks above the Word of God. But when God has raised a man with the integrity of a 51-year ministry, where his prophetic words and his way of life and the integrity of his lifestyle has been tested all these years, then he’s someone that is to be believed in. Isn’t that right? We don’t have to question whether Brother Jerry has the anointing, the calling and the assignment of God to the whole Body of Christ, to bring this word to us.
If Brother Jerry ever, and he would be the first one to tell you this, that if Brother Jerry ever said anything that was contrary to the Word of God, he would say, “Don’t believe me. Believe the Word of God.” But because he is so founded, so strong on the Word of God, he will only always speak what he hears from the Father because his life is so grounded in the Word of God. So, because his life is so grounded in the Word of God, we can believe in the prophets of God and we can prosper. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
There are many people in the world today and there are many voices, many, many voices. The Word of God says; there are many voices and there are many teachers, but there are not many fathers, because there’s always somebody that’s got something to say about something. Especially when it comes to the Word of God, there are so many people that are wanting to make a statement, they’re wanting to say something and they’re wanting to make it loud and they want to make it forceful and they want it to be the voice that is heard the most.
But I, for one, we are celebrating how many years? 20 years. This year we are celebrating 20 years the whole year long and we are celebrating 20 years. These 20 years, I have been in the order of and connected to Brother Jerry Savelle and I am unashamed when I say, that he has been my spiritual leader, he continues to be my spiritual father, the apostle of this house. It doesn’t matter what God does in my ministry or us together, I’m connected to him. Hallelujah.
There are many people that want to proclaim their name louder than when, and especially when their ministry has become well-known, they kind of think that their fathers are not relevant anymore and they kind of, you know, they look at their fathers and say, “Well, you kind of had your turn, now it’s my turn.” Well, the reality is that a father never ever loses his value. The only value that a father loses is when the son sees no more value in the father. Come on, now. So, if the son sees value in the father, it’s not that the father has lost his value, in fact, the father’s value is always going to be strong. It’s how the son sees the father.
Isn’t that what Jesus taught us about the Father? He says: “If you see Me, you have seen the Father.” Then He talks to His Father and He says, “Now, Father, glorify Your Son, alongside with You, and restore Me to the former glory that I had with You.” He always is giving glory to His Father. Yes? Because even though Jesus was on the earth and He was fulfilling all of His assignment, He always realised that His relevance was always because of His Father. It was never because of Himself, it was always because of His Father.
I am just making sure that even though Brother Jerry is not on this, in this platform tonight, in this pulpit, that we all receive from him. We receive from his gift and we receive from the grace that God has placed on his life. Hallelujah. Isn’t it amazing that the first example of 20 years that he gave, is the Laban example? Isn’t that amazing?
You will all know, that I believe with all my heart that if the Church, does not break free of the Laban Syndrome, the Church will always be dominated by the world system, which is represented by the Laban Syndrome. and the Church will always have some reason to not succeed because Laban always wants to dominate you, always wants to change the rules, always wants to change the playing field, he always wants to get the maximum use out of you and then leave you with nothing. There are many Christians on the ash heap of life today because the Laban Syndrome has defeated them, but we are not going to let the Laban Syndrome defeat us. Amen.
The second example that Brother Jerry gave for me to use today with you is, Jabin, King at Canaan and that’s in Judges chapter 4 verse 3. 3 And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel. (Judges 4:3 KJV) Twenty years, he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.
Chapter 4 verse 23, Amplified Bible says, 23 So God subdued on that day Jabin king of Canaan before the Israelites. 24 And the hand of the Israelites bore more and more upon Jabin king of Canaan until they had destroyed [him]. (Judges 4:23-24 AMPC) So, this is the fullness of time. This is the full, complete waiting cycle, the full cycle of completion. I’m wanting to share with you and impart to you, that this is our moment, this year is our moment. This is our time when we break free of Laban, when we destroy kings that have been ruling over us and holding us down because of their mighty force and their mighty power. God will raise up a Word, this is about Deborah and she was used by God to actually ultimately destroy this king.
I believe, you know, the king, the symbol of a king of an unjust king, an unrighteous king, is a person who uses an extraordinarily heavy hand. It’s a military heavy-handed domination, oppression in your life. I believe with all my heart that this is the year, that the domination of the world system, the domination of the debt system, economic depression and oppression, all manner of psychological problems, all manner of relational issues; God is going to begin to raise up your spirit man. He is going to strengthen your spirit man. He is going to raise you up from the inner man and He is going to give you that ability and that strength to stand in that moment and in that time and declare, “I am having a supernatural year of increase, and I’m going through a new door where those things may no longer oppress me. They may no longer control me. They may no longer hold me back.”
One of the things that Brother Jerry, so this will not surprise you when I tell you this, but one of the things that Brother Jerry shared with us privately, as we were being together. He said, “John, one of the things that has become clear to me, is that when you go through the new door,” this is what he said, “you are going to leave all the old spaces and all the old things in the old spaces behind and you are going to walk into new places and new spaces and all of the things that the new places and new spaces hold for you.” Hallelujah, glory to God, glory to God, hallelujah.
It is amazing to me, that the way the Lord has led us to share about the new door and supernatural increase, in the few short weeks that we’ve had, or eight weeks or so we’ve had to be able to share this, take and give the holiday period and all that stuff that was in between, that God has already begun to speak this to us and He has prepared us perfectly for this word; Supernatural Increase, in 2020, like you’ve never had before. Like you’ve never had before. Like you’ve never had before. Hallelujah.
I want to read you one more example that Brother Jerry put on this piece of paper and then I’m going to be finished for the evening, because I am aware that, you know, tomorrow is Friday, so, I don’t want to keep you too long this evening. He wrote on this piece of paper, 1 Samuel chapter 5. And he didn’t say much, he just wrote on this piece of paper, he said; 1 Samuel chapters 5 to 7 – the children of Israel waited 20 years for the ark of the covenant to finally be returned to them. That’s what he wrote on this piece of paper.
I’m going to read you just portions of this scripture that I have extracted from the Bible just so that you can understand what happened here because I think it’s relevant to where we’ve got to put our faith. 1 Samuel chapter 5 verse 1, 1And the Philistines took the ark of God, … They took the place of where God’s presence resided. They took where the anointing was. They took what represented the blessing. They took it from the children of Israel. I’ll tell you; the spirit of Laban and the spirit of Jabin, the king of Jabin, is a military force that wants to come and take your stuff, he wants to take all your things; even to the point where the blessing of God is, the anointing of God is, the authority of God for your life, he wants to take it away from you and he wants to dominate you with his taking.
So, this is, this Word of God is designed to break us free from all of that stuff. 1 And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod. 2 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon, which was a god they served, 3 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again. 4 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him. 5 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon’s house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day. (1 Samuel 5:1-5 KJV).
I want to tell you this Word of God that has come for us; that this is a new door for us this year, God is opening a new door for us and that this is a year of supernatural increase like never before. I want to tell you that this anointing is going to obliterate the ungodly stronghold of other gods; gods and idols that have been in your life that have tried to hold you and keep you and keep you away from the blessing of God. I’ll tell you what’s going to happen; as you come, week after week and you come into the presence of God, those idols, those ungodly forces that have been trying to hold you, that have been trying to keep you down; they’re going to fall on their face before the Word of God, before the anointed prophetic word of God, before the anointing and the blessing of God. They’re just going to fall on his face and even some people are going to come and try and say, “No, no, no, no you can’t… this is the God that you have got to serve… this is the…” You are going to wake up the next time and come back to Church the next time and he’s going to fall on his face and he is going to be cut off from the arms and legs and there is going to be nothing left of those idols. Those ungodly forces that are trying to hold you and keep you down – there’s going to be nothing left of them. Hallelujah.
Believe in the prophets and you will prosper. Believe that God has raised up special messengers to bring a special word of God to you. Believe it and prosper, believe it and be set free. Believe it and walk into supernatural increase in 2020. Hallelujah. If you don’t want to believe it, well then that’s, unfortunately, going to be where you end up – unbelieving. Hallelujah.
That Ashdod god – Dagon – that god, that god is already speaking to some people’s minds. I know it in my spirit. He’s already speaking to some people’s minds and here’s what he is saying. He’s saying, “All those things that you’ve been trying to get free of all of your life – you’ll never be free of them. All of those habits that have controlled you. All of those things that have kept you in a poverty cycle. All of those things that have kept you oppressed and depressed.” Come on, now. He’s already speaking to your mind, it’s like, “Yeah, but we’re in church now. When I walk out that church, it’s like, you know there’s an anointing here and I know what it’s like to walk in and out of church and then walk out of church and not be able to stand against him.”
If you believe that then that stronghold will remain in your life. What you got to do, is take the anointing that’s in the house tonight and you got to start speaking, you got to start speaking out your mouth and you got to say, “I am not going to say anymore that I don’t have the power or the strength or the ability to beat those things that have been holding me back.” I don’t care if that’s the only thing you say. “I have the strength. I have the ability. This is the anointing time. This is the blessing time for my freedom, for my release, for my increase. This is my time.” If that’s the only thing you say, then that is the thing you should say. “This is my time. I receive this Word. This is my time. This is my year. This is the increase year. This is the blessing year. This is my freedom year. This is my deliverance year. This is my new door year. I’m leaving all those old spaces behind. All those old things that are hiding in the cupboards, in those old spaces, I’m going into new places with new spaces and new things in Jesus’ Name.” Hallelujah. You’ve got to go there in Jesus’ Name. You got to use the name of Jesus. You got to use the Blood of Jesus. You got to use the Word of Jesus. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Glory to Jesus. Glory to Jesus. Come on stand to your feet people. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Glory to Jesus. Glory to Jesus.
I’ll tell you these Philistines, the rest of the story is, these Philistines – they came and they arrayed themselves to make war against the children of Israel, you read in chapters five to seven, read it for yourself. They came to make war against Israel. The prophet of God, Samuel, said come let’s make sacrifices, let’s make sacrifices unto God and then we will use the Name of the Lord and we will go against these Philistines, that have held the ark of the covenant for all these 20 years. 20 Years they held, and because the completion of time and the perfection of the moment came, they went after those Philistines and they destroyed them. They destroyed them.
This is not a time to just say, “Thank God, I’m free.” This is the time to go after those things and chance them down and obliterate them. And when there’s one remaining you go after that one that’s remaining and you kill it, you cut it off at the head and say, “No longer will you be in my life. No longer will you control me. No longer will you have a part of my future. No longer will you be anything in my – not even a voice in my head, in Jesus’ Name.” Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Glory to Jesus. Praise You, Lord. Praise You, Lord. Praise You, Lord. Hallelujah. Glory to Jesus.
Put your hand on your heart like this. You know the drill already. I am a son of God. Because I’m a son of God, I am free, now. I can do the Word of God. I can speak the Word of God and the Word of God is making me free, because I am a son of God. Hallelujah.
Let me tell you something, church, if you are here tonight and you’re kind of like on the peripheral of your walk with God, you know like, “Uh, maybe I’m there, maybe I’m not. Maybe this church service is a bit radical for me tonight.” I’ve got news for you, if you put your hand on your heart and say, “I’m a son of God,” you just changed your future. You just changed your future. So, come on, come on everybody, come on. I am a son of God and my future looks everything like Jesus said it should look like. In Jesus’ Name. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
Well, you know me, I’m not a religious person, I’m a church person and so, I’m done. I’m done, and you know me also by now, I don’t have to sing songs to close this service, you know. I just close the service because we’re done. Praise the Lord. Glory to God.
I’m just going to pray for you and say; Father, in the name of Jesus. I, thank You, that everybody that’s here tonight receives this word and they are blessed in the receiving of this word. No weapon formed against them will prosper because the Word of God is changing them, in Jesus’ name. I, thank You, Lord, that they are protected by Your Word and by the blood of Jesus. No weapon formed against them will prosper as they travel home and they come back tomorrow or Saturday or whenever they come back. We thank You, Father, that they are protected in the name of Jesus. Hallelujah.
Put your hand on your heart again and say; I’m a son of God. I’m blessed coming in and I’m blessed going out, in Jesus’ name. Hallelujah.
Before you go home just tell somebody, “I’m glad I’m a son of God.” You’ve got to tell at least three people. “I’m glad I’m a son of God.” Thank you for coming to church. God bless you.