Preparation, Celebration, Separation for integration Part 9 – Ps Sharon Bendixen (WTB)
Scripture reference: Hebrews 10:19-23 (TPT); Isaiah 48:6 (AMPC); Proverbs 29:18 (AMPC & TPT & MSG & NLT); 2 Kings 13:14-19 (AMPC); Joel 2:23-26 (AMPC); Isaiah 61:8 (AMPC); Isaiah 42:22 (AMPC); 1 Peter 2:2 (AMPC); 1 Corinthians 3:2 (AMPC); Acts 2:37 (TPT & AMPC & WENT); Luke 18:13 (AMPC)
Hallelujah. Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Father. We receive Your Word now with joy and gratitude, Lord. We receive Your words. All the words, Father. Father, as we receive the message today, You move us with every word of the message. You move our hearts, Lord. We prepared. We prepare to have our hearts moved on by the person of the Holy Spirit and the message that You have brought for us today, about to come. It will never come again, this message, like it will today. We are here and we celebrate Your Word, Lord. Your Word is Truth. You said that, Jesus, in John 17. Your Word is Truth. Your Word is Truth. Your Word is Truth. Holy Spirit, You lead us as we listen now to Your Word, You lead us into all the Truth and we shall today know the Truth and the Truth shall set us free, Lord, every one of us. Every one of us, Lord. You have no greater joy than this; than to hear that Your children are walking in the Truth, Lord. We give our hearts to the Truth, Lord. We give our hearts to the Truth. We love the Truth, the Whole Truth and nothing but the Truth and You help us, God. You help us. Glory to You, Lord! Oh, Lord! We are expectant to receive Your Words today, in Jesus’ Name. Thank you. Amen. Worship group, thank you. Beautiful, wonderful, wonderful sounds. Hallelujah.
Well, I had a phone call from Pastor John this morning. Have I told you that already? Sho. His words are still rolling around in me, you know because I heard his tone and his intensity. I’m going to move right along. I’m on assignment to bring everything to you. Four to five weeks ago, the Holy Spirit, the one morning in prayer, downloaded this whole message. He said; this is your next message. I didn’t know that I was going to minister this morning, but because, of course, Pastor John is the one that hears from the Lord about who ministers. I am ready to bring it to you.
Won’t you say this with me, please? Say; Pastor Sharon, stay focussed. You have a message from the Lord, for me today. I need to have everything, so move right along. Don’t take any side journeys. Be concise. Be precise. In Jesus’ Name. Whoa, thank you. Alright.
This is a very personal message this morning. If you are visiting here from somewhere else today, I believe that you will be receiving something from the Lord, but this is for Heritage of Faith people because we are preparing. We are preparing not only for Brother Jerry to come, but we are preparing for Project Strike, Project Conditioning and Project Celebration. So, it is important for you all because some of you have just recently joined us, some of you have only been with us, maybe for a year or two, some for three, some for five, some for ten, some even for fifteen, some even for twenty, have been with us. So, we have a whole mixed group here today. I’m going to get you up to date. I want you to know where we come from and who we are. This is who we are. Right.
This is our legacy. It goes way back to Smith Wigglesworth. Pastor John’s father was dedicated by Smith Wigglesworth. The one time Smith Wigglesworth came to South Africa, he was dedicated. So, we have this in our legacy, we have it in our lineage. Smith Wigglesworth.
Then we have the next one. We have John G. Lake. We have John G. Lake. This is the legacy that we come from. Pastor Sharon, why would you speak about people that are dead and gone? Well, you have to understand that when they buried Elisha, they buried Elisha when he died. They buried him and they threw a dead man on top of his grave and the dead man rose to life. Rose to life. When we touch our fathers’ bones, it says; when this dead man touched Elisha’s bones, he rose to life. So, you must know that that’s what happens when we, with faith, acknowledge that where we are today, we stand on the shoulders of giants.
John G. Lake, no don’t move on. John G. Lake. My father was a pastor in the AFM church. John G. Lake came to South Africa in the early 1900s,1904. The Holy Spirit sent him to come here and he was the one that founded the Apostolic Faith Mission, which is still going today. Many, sadly not, going in the way that this powerful man established the churches because he wrote letters many years later after he went back to America, saying that the work in South Africa, he can’t understand why it has become full of formalism and that the work that he’d started was full of formalism. Pastor John also, his father, when he was a little boy, was in the lounge of his grandmother in Krugersdorp listening to John G. Lake who was in the home of Pastor John’s great grandmother, I believe it is.
The next one up is Oral Roberts. You have heard the story about Pastor John’s father who sowed half of his inheritance into an Oral Roberts seminary that he came to; miracle-working in tents, laying hands on the sick and they recovered. You know that Brother Jerry and Brother Copeland are directly linked to Oral Roberts.
The next one over here is Kenneth E. Hagin who, of course, greatly impacted our lives and all of those of you who have been to Bible School will of course know and you’ve been with us any amount of time. He is still my spiritual father. When I touch his bones; every time I read a book or I listen to a… I come alive. I come alive. He’s part of the heavenly hosts.
The next one is Kenneth Copeland. You have to know where we come from. We are unapologetic about where we come from. It would really benefit you to not listen to what people will say to you about these men – people that don’t know them. We’ve walked with these people for 38 years. Since Brynn was two months old. We know these men. We know what they stand for. We know their integrity. The persecution has come against them from the Body of Christ. I’m showing you our heritage and our legacy because this is who we are and this is who we come from and you need to know that.
After that comes Brother Jerry. There’s Brother Jerry. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Who will be with us this week. Then we have Pastor John, in that spiritual lineage. That’s where we come from. We have a pedigree. We have a family tree. If you don’t have one, come with me. Glory.
Our journey. I’m going through our journey, you can take that off now, thank you, girls. Now I’m going through the journey with you. Some of you have like I said have joined us just recently. Some of you a year ago, some of you two years ago, some of you five, ten, fifteen and you… I’m taking our journey from 2010. You will be hearing me as long as you are planted with us, you will be hearing me say, The Time of God. It was a marker in the ground, when that prophetic word, that prophecy came out of the mouth of Pastor John.
I want to tell you and I’m speaking by the Holy Spirit now that as the world has experienced the financial shift and I won’t read everything. There is a shifting in the spirit. There is a shifting in the Spirit. There is a shifting. Sure it is for our church but the signs of the move of God, the early signs of the reign of the Spirit that is happening in our church is not just for our church. There is a shifting in the Spirit for the body of Christ. There is a shifting in the Spirit for this nation, and it is happening right now.” This will always be a marker for our church. That day when that prophecy came out, I’ll tell you what, when I heard it, I heard God and I knew that’s it. The Lord spoke to me a few years later and He said to me, “Sharon because you took that word seriously, and because you gave it to everybody, and because you keep in it, and you keep your faith in it, you will participate. You will participate as few will because this is the Time of God. There was a shift that happened in 2010.”
Be sensitive Church, you need to be alert. You need to watch and pray and be flowing and be in touch and be in tune and in the flow with the Holy Spirit. There is a shift for victory, that is about to take place. Then he said; The church is going to rise up, going to occupy, going to be in charge and going to be dominating because they are going to have the solution. So take note Church. It is the Time of God, it is the season of God, it is the season of God that He has orchestrated for His glory and His power to come and to be seen in the earth. There’s no man that can stop Him. There’s no government on this earth that can stop Him. There’s no philosophy, there’s no organization, there is no institution, there’s no financial situation on this earth that can stop Him and there is no man that can stop Him.
All you have to do is go and ask, ask Pharaoh if he could stop God when God was bent and set on victory for His people, because this is a shift of God for victory for His people. You will participate as the church, this shift has begun.
Moving right along, 2011, our Exodus has begun church. That was Brother Jerry. 2012, Brother Jerry came in March. 2013, he had, more and more this new season will bring for the God of Glory doing a new thing. 2014, Pastor John went to Brother Jerry with representatives from this church. It was a personal meeting between Pastor John and Brother Jerry and things were said and things were done and things were sealed in the spirit. 2015, Manifestations, Demonstrations, Visitations. The Lord gives Pastor John a prophetic word of Identity Change and execution of that word, 4X4X40. Pastor John separates. We begin to pray earnestly for Brother Jerry. 2016, an entire year we prepared for Brother Jerry to come. He has that health, he cancels, it was his health and then he cancelled coming to us, and we took the seed. Do you remember those? Who of you were with us then? You remember, we were preparing for brother Jerry’s coming. The whole time he was coming in October, I believe it is. We started to take up an honorarium, an honour, an honour seed that we could bless him with. Glory to God. That is so scriptural.
Do you know that when Saul was looking for his father’s lost sheep, he wanted to go to Samuel to find out about this and he said, I can’t even go and see Samuel without a gift? Hallelujah, glory. Its honour, its honour in our heart that moves us, and so then he cancelled. We had such a great honorarium, and then he cancelled. Then the Lord said, “Take it to Brother Jerry. Take it to Brother Jerry.” We had irrational honour. In hat time pastor John said, brother Jerry’s not coming, that honorarium tripled in amount. We actually couldn’t get the money out quick enough from you all, to go and bless Brother Jerry personally with it. we got to take all of it to him on the day before he went into hospital, and he said these words, “Now John, tell the people, tell the Heritage of Faith people in South Africa I received the seed, and tell them when I come,” So he was already prophesying, “I’m going through this operation, but I’m coming. I’m coming. So, when I come, when I come.” It was life threatening. The enemy threatened to take his life at that time, but he could not, because we had surrounded him with prayer. Glory.
Then we started, Pastor John started to minister on Irrational Honour. It doesn’t make sense, but it is wonderful to God. Then 2017, the Faithful will Flourish. Brother Jerry comes in March. He came in March for three days, and the Lord tells him to come back, the next year and stay till He tells him to go. The Lord speaks clearly to us about Legacy Transfer after that. 2018, February Brother Jerry came. Do you remember this people? (Bag of seeds) I used to bring it to you after he left. After he left, because I had a thing in my heart, because he was here and he brought us eight messages. He came and I said to the Lord this, the day before the Lord said to him, “Your time’s up, you’ve done well, you can go home now.” I said to the Lord, “Lord this was so valuable. What are we going to do? What are we going to do if it goes in the one ear and out the other ear? What if we then done with what Brother Jerry has brought us? You remember the Lord said to me, “Bag of Seeds.” He came to deposit a Bag of Seeds according to Mark 4, its seeds are words. He came to bring us words.
Then we did this. it was such a, it was such, God said dig the best seeds out of every message, because we transcribed every single message word for word, the eight messages. Then God said, get the best seed out, and the Holy Spirit helped us, me and Pastor Christi. Do you remember that Pastor Christi? We just dug and dug and dug, and we got the best seeds and we put it in this book for you. Seeds are words so that you could sow these words into your hearts, and so that they could be lodged in your hearts. Lodged in your heart, hallelujah. Well, that has come and gone, so whatever you’ve had lodged in your heart since then, you know I’m here to remind you here now. He came, Bag of Seeds, Glory Book, Holy Weave. Show me Your Glory, Marvels and Wonders. 2019, Extraordinary Manifestations. 2020, and beyond, Marvels and Wonders and Extraordinary Manifestations of the Greatness of our God, and Beyond and a New Open Door and Supernatural Increase, people.
The Lord wanted me to go like this in sequence for you. Alright so now your confidence, He wanted me, I’m speaking point by point, I don’t normally teach so succinctly but I have to do this today, it is how He gave it to me. A confidence, your confidence before God. You are His child because of the precious Blood. Hebrews 10:19. Please? 19 to 23, from the Passion Translation. This is your confidence that you have before God. 19And now we are brothers and sisters in God’s family because of the blood of Jesus, we are all brothers and sisters in God’s family because of the Blood of Jesus, and He welcomes us to come right into the most holy sanctuary in the heavenly realm – boldly and without hesitation. (Hebrews 10:19 TPT). Listen people, God gave me the scripture to give to you today. He told me to tell you, this is your confidence, you are part of His family and you can boldly come through the New Door into the supernatural increase, even if you’ve just recently joined us and you weren’t part of our journey from 2010, you are a child of God, because of the Blood of Jesus, you go boldly through the New Door.
All right, it says here, 20For Jesus he has dedicated a new, life-giving way for us to approach God. God wants you to approach Him in your ministry of song to Him. He wants you to approach Him with your point of contact seed in your; anyway, stay focused, Pastor Sharon. For just as the veil was torn in two, Jesus’ body was torn open to give us free and fresh access to him! 21And since we now have a magnificent King-Priest to welcome us into God’s house, 22we come closer to God and approach him with an open heart, fully convinced by faith that nothing will keep us at a distance from him. That’s for you, you, you, you, you, you child of God. it is for every one of us. For our hearts have been sprinkled with blood to remove impurity and we have been freed from an accusing conscience and now we are clean, unstained, and presentable to God inside and out! (Hebrews 10:20-22 TPT)
That does not mean that you are perfect every day, that just means that as you are walking and maturing and developing with God that Blood just continues to cleanse you, as you come, as you keep coming to Hm. Now it says; 23So now we must cling tightly, now we are clean, unstained, and presentable to God inside and out! 23So now we must cling tightly to the hope that lives within us, knowing that God always keeps his promises! (Hebrews 10:23 TPT) Promise Keeper, hallelujah. Very personally, very personally, this whole journey is very personal to you child of God, but it is also very corporate, it is a beautiful thing. it is very deeply personal.
I’m going to show you the personal thing here from the scripture Isaiah 48:6 from The Amplified. 6You have heard [these things Which things? 2020 Marvels and Wonders. 6You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, New Open Door. He says; I will show you personally, child of God, specified new things, specified new things, from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve] which you have not known (Isaiah 48:6 AMPC). Those are the new things. Glory to God. He doesn’t want us all over the place with this very precious Word He has given us. He is giving us. He doesn’t want us all over the place, all over the place. We have God’s redemptive vision, we don’t have to run wild, we have it. We have Marvels and Wonders continuing, we have it.
Pastor John read Proverbs 29:18 last week 18Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he (Proverbs 29:18 AMPC). Then he read from The Passion Translation. When there is no clear prophetic vision, Have we had a clear prophetic vision? I tell you Pastor John and I, where God has planted us in the body of Christ, with a; the tribe that He has put us with. Like I showed you up on the board, our legacy, where He has put us. We have lived like this, we have got clear prophetic vision. We have been privileged to have it clear and come to us clear every year, right? We don’t grow weary in well-doing, we don’t become familiar and say, “Oh, I have heard that, oh that’s another word.” No, we are full of honour, we are full of joy and glory about it. So it says here, When there is no clear prophetic vision, people quickly wander astray. But we have clear prophetic vision, so we are not going to wander astray. But when you follow the revelation of the word, heaven’s bliss fills your soul (Proverbs 29:18 TPT). Hasn’t heaven’s bliss-filled your soul? That Marvels and Wonders continue and Great Manifestations, hasn’t heaven’s bliss-filled your soul?
Then The Message Bible says, 18If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; … We have been on a journey now for twenty years, some of you have been with us and we’ve always known where we are going, every year. All the time, we always know where we are going, because He’s always showing. Glory to God.
Like Pastor John said, he honours his calling too much to do cut and paste and cut and paste and see where he can get things from other pastors to other men, other good messages and bring it to you, he has too much honour for his calling. His calling is too sacred, my calling is too sacred for me to see what are other people saying that sound good, that I can bring it to you. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. The Lord is building this house and we know His voice. We hear His voice. Hallelujah.
It says here, 18If when people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed (Proverbs 29:18 MSG). Then the New Living Translation says, 18When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild (Proverbs 29:18 NLT). Right. So, this is the meaning of the word all over the place. Do you remember Pastor Christi came to minister to us about Put Your Foot In The Message, this message in this house? God is not giving Pastor John and I, Pastor John especially, revelation from God’s Word and direction for your lives and you don’t listen to what’s happening in this house, but you are listening to what is happening in every, all the other houses. No you don’t do that, you know better than that. You’ve been taught so well.
All over the place is, lacking in clear pattern, you are in multiple directions, you are spread over a very large area in a disorganized way, you are confused, unable to think clearly, scattershot and random. We are not a people all over the place.
Even with this Word that God has brought, Marvels and Wonders and Extraordinary Manifestations of the Greatness of our God and 2020 New Open Door, Supernatural Increase coming through. We don’t want to be all over the place with that. God has brought us help. What has He brought us? Project Strike.
I’m going to be connecting with you. Did you enjoy connecting with me on Facebook during the fast? Wow! I must say, I enjoyed connecting with myself too, but I will tell you that I saw these hands moving and I thought, “Oh, I’m never going to have long nails again. They’re “stompies.” Never, I never saw my hands with long nails moving like that before. So, “stompies.” I went to have my nails done on Friday morning. I said, “Cut them short, cut them short.” She goes short, is that short enough? No, no, no, no, no she says, “Oh stompies.” I said, “Stompies.” Anyway, that was wonderful, wasn’t it to help us in the fast.
He is helping us with 2020 and for us to experience the fullness of Supernatural Increase. I just do use my hands a lot, you know. I didn’t realize how much until I watched myself, connecting with myself for the fast. Okay. He is helping us. How? With Project Strike, Project Conditioning and Project Celebration. That’s what He gave Pastor John.
What is a project? A project is an undertaking requiring careful concentrated effort for accomplishing something. You cannot just say, I am just going to write down what it is. You know, one, two, three, four, yeah, these things I’ll strike with these things. No, it is careful, it is a project, is a careful concentrated effort. it is a task that requires time and effort. A project is a specific piece of planned work that involves collecting detailed information about something. we are going to give you detailed information.
Really even if you haven’t got your seven strikes yet of areas where you really want victory and want to make progress in this year. Pastor John made a statement that said, give your point of contact seed and start to ask God about your Project Conditioning and then you will, He will show you, you will see.
A project is an activity that is finished over a period of time. We are taking our whole year to be involved in this project. A planned endeavour with a specific goal, accomplished in several stages and steps. That’s what a project is, but I like this; a project is an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim. God has got us doing this again, together. We are doing it together. So, this project, this personal corporate endeavour, this carefully planned enterprise to achieve going through the Open Door and experiencing; to ensure that we experience Supernatural Increase.
It is going to involve strike. Where does this come from? I want to show you for once and for all, because you’ve got this word; strike, strike. Where does it come from? we are going to read out of the Amplified Bible, Second Kings 13:14. This is where we see a pattern, we see a, developing a consistency and not quitting, and not stopping. 2 Kings 13 from verse 14, 14Now Elisha [previously] had become ill of the illness of which he died. And Jehoash king of Israel came down to him and wept over him and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen of it! 15And Elisha said to him, Take bow and arrows. And he took bow and arrows (2 King 13:14-15 AMPC). I just want to quickly tell you the history here; the people of God, alive at that time, were in tremendous bondage to the, to the Assyrian, the Syrian nation. Tremendous hardship.
Here is the prophets going and, and the king coming. You know what we are going through king, that’s why he’s weeping. It is because we were in a bad place. 15And Elisha said to him, Take bow and arrows. And he took bow and arrows. 16And he said to the king of Israel, Put your hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it, and Elisha put his hands upon the king’s hands. 17And he said, Open the window to the east. And he opened it… That was the direction from which the trouble was coming from, where the enemy was situated. Then Elisha said, Shoot… That’s what we are going to do with our strike, with our point of contact seed. That’s our shoot, shoot, okay.
Because look what he said, he said… 17…Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The Lord’s arrow of victory,… Yes it was just symbolic, but something with faith was happening. Something with faith was happening in Elisha, and it was supposed to be happening to the king… 17…The Lord’s arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Syria. For you shall smite the Syrians in Aphek till you have destroyed them. 18Then he said, to the king, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, Strike on the ground. And he struck three times and stopped. 19And the man of God was angry with him and said, You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck down Syria until you had destroyed it. But now you shall strike Syria down only three times. In other words, partial victory to you. He was angry, those were his last words before he died. Glory. 20So, Elisha died, and they buried him (2 Kings 13:15-19 AMPC). That was the place where they threw the dead man and of, just the next verse where they threw the dead man’s body, touching Elisha’s bones and this dead man rose to life. Glory to God.
To strike; is to hit with a missile, to take forcibly, we are going to take forcibly victories for ourselves. Sheesh, you are not a wimp, you are a warrior. You are not people that give up. You are not people that quit. We are not, you are not people who quit and done all to stand, you stand until you get the full victory. That’s who we are. Hallelujah, hallelujah. We are those who do not grow weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not grow weary.
To notify by sound. That’s interesting, the word strike means; to cause, to sound, to notify by sound. We are going to be connecting to you over the weeks to come, to occupy, to strike is to occupy. To deliver a blow with an instrument. Our mouth is our instrument. You see clearly in scripture that the two-edged sword comes out of the mouth of Jesus. It comes out of the mouth of Jesus; our two-edged sword comes right out of our mouth, when we speak God’s Word in faith because we believe it. So our mouth is our instrument. it is declared, we are going to declare our victory. it is prayer, we are going to pray in the Holy Ghost, the mysteries and then we are going to rejoice and celebrate. Happy feet on. All of this comes out of our mouth.
The declarations of our strikes are coming out of our mouth. Our prayer is coming out of our mouth. Our praise and rejoicing is coming out of our mouth, because God made us to be very powerful speaking spirits just like Him. Glory.
He said to me, “Restoration”, in preparing for this message. I am now here with this people, as they listen and obey to go with Me. To restore all the years. All inclusive, “Sharon it is all inclusive, it is for all, it is for young and old. None is excluded, even the stranger among you that has ears to hear. All the years, all the years. Tell them Sharon. Through this New Open Door, if they will come, everything that has gone before, I will make all things new. Tell them, I hate robbery and wrong with violence.”
Okay so, He wants me to tell you He’s going to restore all the years that the locust has eaten. Joel 2:23, can you put that up please? Joel 2:23, 23Be glad then, you children of Zion… That’s us, and rejoice in the Lord, your God; for He gives you the former or early rain in just measure and in righteousness, and He causes to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, as before. 24And the [threshing] floors shall be full of grain and the vats shall… isn’t this supernatural increase? The vats shall overflow with juice [of the grape] and oil. The grape and the oil, 25And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten… I will restore for you the years that the locust has eaten. (Joel 2:23-25 AMPC). He’s a God of restoration, and when you believe Him and you take Him at that. He’s promised, it is a promise, it is a promise, it is a promise, it is a promise. You can take Him at that.
Lord, lots of my mess-ups, lots of the things, that is my own fault. Do you know that God couldn’t care less about that? He couldn’t care less about that, He just hates that you got robbed. That you got plundered. He hates it; He hates it even with what was your bad choices and He’s saying, “I want to restore it, if you’ll take Me at My Word.” Hallelujah.
So He says here, 25And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten-the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you. 26And you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord, your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you. And My people shall never be put to shame (Joel 2:25-26 AMPC). Glory.
I am just reading from some different, some extracts. I will compensate your years, I will replace for you the years, I will make up for the losses that ate your crop, I will repay. Then Isaiah 61:8, I want you to see these words, He showed you these words out of His Word today, 8For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong… He hates it that you got robbed, He hates it, that you’ve been wronged, He loves you. 8…I hate robbery and wrong with violence or a burnt offering. And I will faithfully give them their recompense… you see, He’s not just going to restore you, He’s going to give you compensation. “But Lord it was my fault”, “I’m giving you compensation. If you’ll go through this New Door, now let Me make everything new.” I will recompense them. 8…And I will faithfully give them their recompense in truth,… (Isaiah 61:8 AMPC). He’s a God of restoration and recompense.
Isaiah 42:22, 22But this is a people robbed and plundered, see how God feels, you see what is in His heart for you, you have been robbed and plundered My child, “But I made some wrong choices.” You have been robbed and plundered. I want to restore you. Don’t even go there. 22 …This is a people robbed and plundered; they are all of them snared in holes and hidden in houses of bondage. They have become a prey, with no one to deliver them, a spoil, with no one to say, Restore them! (Isaiah 42:22 AMPC) With no one to say, restore them, restore them, restore them.
Why us and why now? I asked the Lord that as He was speaking to me about telling you that He wants to restore and recompense you. Why us, why now? “I choose you now for this, all of you, you must believe and move confidently, personally and corporately. This takes great humility to believe, this is your little child response to Me. This is your little child response to Me, this is not your intellect fighting God about this, this is your little child response to Me.”
Okay, then He said, I must do this quickly and powerfully, “Share your personal testimony, Sharon.” Okay I will do that Lord. We went through some devastating things as a family in 2004, some of you know the story, that have been with us for a while, but we really had everything come against us. It was like we lost everything. It was just really, we got hit with a tsunami, and it actually happened at the time when a tsunami hit Thailand. I remembered where I was standing, in Brooklyn Mall on that day, that that tsunami hit and I remember the Holy Spirit stopped me in my tracks, I was outside and He said to me, “Sharon, I have got some tsunamis of my own building up in the Spirit. I know what has hit your life, but I am telling you, I have got some tsunamis of My Own building up in the Spirit and they are going to hit you, there is going to come a time, they are going to hit you wave after wave after wave. We went into that time, it was a time and He said to me, in 2008 because we were still reeling from it, 2005/6/7 and in 2008. He said to me, Sharon, first of all in 2003 before the tsunami hit our lives, we went into this time warp.
Before it hit our lives, Brother Jerry ministered a message and the Lord so arrested me in 2003. He arrested me. I am going to put this message on the website so that you can get it all. I can’t minister it all to you now. He put it, he ministered this message and this is what the Lord said to him, 2003. The Lord says, “My people are letting, you are letting your adversary get away with too much. You are not making him pay for what he has put you through. You are letting him get off too lightly, loose Me on your behalf and give Me an order, of course, he taught all about this. Do not let your logic fight this now. Loose Me on your behalf, give Me a mandate to carry out for you. Give Me an opportunity to bring judgement on your adversary and blessing on you. Do this particularly when you are going through what looks so impossible, don’t just pray for Me to bring deliverance from the attacks, but commission Me to bring judgement on the one who attacks you, and declare this.” Okay.
In 2008 He said to me, restoration, Sharon. Now, I want you to start striking the ground and that’s when He gave me that revelation of Second Kings 13, that was up there just now. You are going to strike the ground, you are going to strike the ground for restoration and recompense. Loose Me, declare this, so this is what I have been declaring since 2008. I have been striking the ground. I have been striking the ground for restoration for my family and what Satan put us through.
I will go into a few details here now. Now, God stretch forth your Hand against him loose Me. Give Me an assignment, don’t limit Me by not doing this. I will be your legal representative in this case, I will pass judgement, I will pass sentence, I will get damages and I will see to it that you get overflowing compensation. Add to your prayer. Now, God stretch forth Your Hand against him, appoint Me to punish him, penalize him for what he has put you through and I will force him to compensate you for the damage he has caused, satan is a thief, he has been led off too likely, according to scripture, make him pay back, seven times and he shall give all of the substance of his house. If you will command Me, the works of My Hands, I throw the Book at your adversary, this is me striking the ground. This is my 2008, piece of paper that is in my daily file, that I am still striking the ground and I cannot tell you what miracles God has done in restoring my family, in restoring everything, because he stole, he stole from us. He told me, write down everything that has been stolen from you in this time warp that you have been in of devastation. I wrote down.
I wrote down. This is from 2008, it is in pencil here, everything spiritual, everything mental, everything relational, everything emotional, everything intellectual. There was progress we were supposed to make that we could not make because we were so devastated, everything financial, everything physical, our health was affected, everything creative, productive, resourceful, entrepreneurial, everything, our growth. Our spiritual growth we were supposed to experience through that time, we were so numb, we could not, all we could do, like Pastor John has shared with you, is just so praise You, praise You, praise You, because we had just the Word from the Lord. Just praise Me, don’t stop praising Me, just praise Me. I am going to get you through, I am going to get you through, you are coming through.
Ja, ja, I tell you what, He is a God of restoration and recompense, all you need to do is ask Naomi, ask Naomi, ask Naomi. She lost her husband, she lost two sons, but her daughter in law clung to her, and God restored through Boas, and restored her whole life and turned it around. Glory to God. He is a God, not only of restoration but recompense. Praise the Lord.
You cannot tell me that this does not work, it is too late, it is too late you cannot tell me this does not work. This is my little child response that I gave Him, in 2008. Everything our maturity, our productivity, our ministry, people he has stolen, things he has delayed. Prayers that should have been prayed, presence that we should have enjoyed of God.
What do you do? I declare, I declare, I still strike this, because I have had magnificent, our family has had magnificent restoration, but it is not enough, every time I say to the Lord, “Lord but it is looking good,” He goes, “It is not enough, it is not enough, I want complete recompense, I want complete restoration, you have no idea how glorious My restoration means when I say, I will restore the years and the years, and the years and the years that the locust has stripped away from your life. How much I hate robbery and wrong with violence. How much I see my people robbed and plundered and no one to say; “Restore, you tell them, to say restore, restore, Lord. Restore, Lord.” Hallelujah.
I have got to move right along. I have got to move right along here, you have to get everything. I am nearly done, I believe. Where am I? Alright. Hmm. I am going to have to cut short, I am going to speak to you about it on Facebook.
We had been on a specific journey, this is my personal testimony of strike the ground. You get the spirit of strike, you get the spirit of strike, now. What it is to strike; you strike with your faith, and you strike with the Word of God. You keep at it until you get the complete victory. Don’t get weary in well doing, you don’t say I am tired of doing this. Speak to the different categories of people here before you today.
Some of you are here for the first time, some of you recently come. Some of you came after 4X4X40, after Brother Jerry came, after bags of seeds. There are those of you that have been with us from the beginning, those that came shortly afterwards, you were here with us from 2010, where I picked up our journey.
To those of you who come to join us recently, you have touched us. It is Pastor John’s revelation on Touch, Integration of Ways, Strategic Intentions, Divine Productivity and Covenant that he ministered on, last Sunday I believed? Was it? Or the Sunday before? Okay. Those who have come to join us recently, you have touched us, you are learning to integrate into the ways we flow with God in this church. The Lord is building this house and it is for the Lord. In order to mature, those of you who have recently joined us, be faithful, be planted, be teachable. We have the Discipleship Course then we have BiblesSchool, come to church, keep your foot in the messages, come to Corporate Prayer.
This redemptive revelation is for you, you qualify, if you are born again. To those who have been with us since 2010, that is ten years, the Lord says, “Some of you even, many of you have done so well, you have chosen well. Some of you even now have not integrated into the ways of God here. You haven’t done much to develop spiritually, you haven’t done what even a newborn baby should do.” 1 Peter 2:2, 2Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk, that by it, comes from the Word, you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation (1 Peter 2:2 AMPC). That is what you do when you are a baby, and you have come here. Even if you are seventy years old and you have never grown up in the ways and things of God and you just recently came to God, you are a baby Christian, in an older body, but you are a baby Christian. It is not for you to be full of pride, you know, or you may be very educated and think I’m not going to you know, no, no, no, you are a baby Christian. Even if you got ten degrees, if you have just come to the Lord, you are a baby and you must desire. 1 Corinthians 3:2, “I fed you with milk, okay let me just see, okay no, I’m not going to go there.
Some of you were here when Pastor John had the word about 4X4X40 and you were casual. Familiarity, I looked up the definition of familiarity. Pastor John is preaching to us, if you have familiarity, the dictionary says it is a casual behaviour, it is casual behaviour, “I know that, I have heard that, I know that.” Some of you were here when we were preparing in special ways with special meetings that the Lord prompted Pastor John to help you to be ready and you didn’t come. Some of you still don’t come to Corporate Prayer, even though you know better.
Some of you came to Brother Jerry’s meetings in 2018 and you didn’t even get the Glory Book. Now this is not for people that did not know about it right? This is for those of you that were with us, you knew what we did. You knew how God with His love showed you this and you didn’t take it, or you took it and you never put it in your heart or you put it in your heart for five days and then you put it away, okay.
This is what God is telling me to speak to you about, family, family. Some of you, hmm, you did not, you just started then stopped, you don’t make real spiritual progress so there is a big question now. What is different now for you? When Brother Jerry comes now, why will you not do the same as you did the last time? Why is this time going to be different for you? What do you come to see and what do you come to hear, if you did nothing with what he brought you the last time?
Now Project Strike, Conditioning, Celebration and you didn’t do 4X4X40 when you were here. Why will you now do this Project Strike, Conditioning and Celebration? When you didn’t even do 4X4X40 and you knew we were all doing it. Whatever your last reason or excuse or justification was to not do it, then will that not be the same reason why you will not do it this time? That’s that familiarity Pastor John’s said under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he said, “When God is pulling you, you should go because it will be harder after that because all the same reasons you gave Him to not go will still be there.”
I have asked Brynn if I could ask him to quickly share his testimony, because he was one of those that had casual behaviour towards it. I asked him to share his testimony of what God, how God dealt with him about it. It is like you sit there and you go, ahh 4X4X40, what? Not applicable, not applicable, you know and actually God is speaking to help you, to experience Supernatural Increase through the New Open Door. Brynn, will you just quickly share with the people please. Your experience.
Brynn: Well, it is really in light with the message that Pastor John has brought us about familiarity. I’ve been here, attending church, part of the family, hmm I have a good discipline in my own life in terms of eating, conditioning, my physical body. I sat here, and I thought to myself, “Well this is all good but I’m doing most of it anyway.” I think did we go through two cycles of 4X4X40 or was it three? Dad did four. I, kind of casually participated in it, casually, but it was, I wasn’t diligent, I wasn’t faithful, I wasn’t fully engaged. It was a couple, when was it, last year, that this happened. When the Lord dealt with me then and said, “Brynn, you missed out on something there.” I, you remind me, help me. I am a fool. [Laughing.] That is right, He did. He said, “You are a fool, Brynn, because you sat there, you have a remarkable opportunity and really to grow and developed and you didn’t participate and you were not involved, you were not fully engaged, so you missed an opportunity for growth and development.”
God is not trying to stop us doing certain things, He is wanting to get stuff to us and so I said to the Lord, “Well Lord, mercy and grace, please. Can I do it again?” God said, “Yes you can do it, you can pick it up and do it and be diligent with it.” The Lord gave me an opportunity to do that. Today I am, I can say that I’m a testimony to that process and that’s really what this is. This is a process, you change your language, to change your culture, to change your outcome. Pastor John has been ministering, he who controls the language controls the culture and ultimately will control the outcome. That’s what God is wanting us to achieve here, but you won’t know how great the outcome is, if you don’t start first with changing your language, striking because that’s what the Lord said to me now on the front, He said to me, “Brynn, Project Strike, is all about your language in faith, it is all about God’s language in our mouth’s in faith, that’s Project Strike.” This is the process that we are in, here and Project Strike, let me tell you, you don’t know the growth, you don’t know the good things that you will experience, until you have actually done it, until you have gone through the whole thing, so don’t do it half-hearted. Do it with everything that you have in you. Give it your all. Be fully engaged in the whole process.
Pastor Sharon: Brynn, am I correct in saying it was much harder to do it on your own?
Brynn: It was much harder, yes it was much harder doing it on my own.
Pastor Sharon: Would it be much easier if you done it with us?
Brynn: Yes, cause there’s an energy that you, when the family is doing it, that you can sense and there is a momentum and energy when everyone is doing it, but when you by yourself, you realize, I am just, my energy and God, and it is a lot more difficult, it is a lot more challenging, yeah.
Pastor Sharon: Thank you Brynn.
So,don’t be a fool. So what do I do? Pastor Sharon I am one of those, what must I do? Well, if you really want to do something because this is Acts 2:37, The Passion Translation, if this is what’s happening to you now. Remember Pastor John said, “When God is pulling you, you should go, because it will be harder after that because all the same reasons you give Him not to go will still be there.” Okay? So Acts 2:37, 37When they heard this, …. You are hearing this, right? They were crushed and realized what they had done to Jesus. You do it to Jesus because Jesus brings these messages to you. Jesus comes to bring you all these wonderful things so that you can make progress. Deeply moved, they said to Peter and the other apostles, “What must we do, brothers?” (Acts 2:37 TPT) Another translation says they come under deep conviction. If you are coming under deep conviction because you’ve been casual. Brothers what do we do? The Amplified says, 37When they heard this they were stung (cut) to the heart (Acts 2:37 AMPC). Have you ever allowed the Word of God to cut you to your heart and sting you? I know what that’s like because I don’t want to have a hard heart that never feels what God wants to. I want him to move me with every Word, even if it stings my heart.
The Worldwide English (New Testament) is really my favourite. It says this 37What Peter said cut the people’s hearts when they heard it. They knew they had done wrong (Acts 2:37 WENT). What must I do, Pastor Sharon? Hebrews 3:12, I’m not going to, you don’t have to put it up, but it just says: If only today you would listen to his voice. What must I do, Pastor Sharron? Well, you can continue to harden your heart, you can continue to justify all your choices to yourself and your heart will harden even more. You can continue in your pridefulness that these things are after all not applicable to you, because you do enough or you continue in a very, very silly thing. It is very silly for you to go, I am not worthy. I’m not worthy. That is an excuse, you are using that as an excuse. You’ve heard too many times in this church you are worthy, you qualify because of the Blood. You can say, “Lord have mercy on me, have mercy on me.” That is the scripture that He gave me. What’s the time Pastor Christi? I do?
You can just say this, it is in Luke 18:13, God be merciful. God be merciful to me and gracious to me, 13Be merciful be merciful and gracious to me Lord (Luke 18:13 AMP). That’s all, that’s what Brynn said, “Merciful and gracious to me, Lord.” Hallelujah. Be merciful, forgive me, Father. I acknowledge that I’m one of these familiar and casual about You in what You say, have mercy on me. Holy Spirit, I let Your help work in my heart. You are my Helper. I turn around today, I changed my inner man, to do Your will right now, glory glory glory.
I’m not going to go into this next section, but I will read this final exhortation to you, before we meet with Brother Jerry on Thursday. He will use this human vessel to touch your life, this time as you humble yourself as a little child. He longs to walk again, amidst His children, the Father, the Son in Jesus by the Person of the Holy Spirit. The anointing that will be, is for one thing only, His great love to touch people. He longs to touch each and every one. Whatever are you going to be doing in your heart, when Brother Jerry ministers in ways you have not experienced before. Whatever are you going to be doing or thinking in your heart, when he ministers to people that you know so well. Are you going to have familiarity in your heart when you see Brother Jerry ministering to someone you know so well. “But I know you” Don’t let Him find that in our hearts when he is here, please don’t let the Holy Spirit. You just put that down in the meeting, while you are having that thought you say, “Down, down.” This is what you do, this is what you do.
Will you let your heart go out as far as it can to flow in love, in the love of God for that person, that you know so well and that person that you don’t know so well? Will you take a hold of your intellect and reduce it to love and say, “I’m cooperating with You here this evening, this morning Holy Spirit. Lord, I’m not sitting here with my intellect stonewalling You. I want You to be able to do mighty works here, so I put down this intellect, I’m not responding to it in Jesus Name. I’ll push that person up and out and in my heart in the love of God that He’s ministering to you.”
He is a Person, the Holy Spirit is God, He is God the Spirit, He is the Spirit of Glory. He will not be acting through His human vessel of His own accord. He is just like Jesus. He does what He sees the Father doing and He says what He hears the Father saying. Don’t make a soul pull for yourself, when the Holy Spirit moves to touch people with power. Just be like a little child and then every moment will be your moment and our moment together. The Lord gave me these words, these final words before we see Brother Jerry four weeks ago these final words are they not beautiful? Glory to God, hallelujah.
Just be like a little child and every moment will be your moment and our moment together. Don’t miss your encounter with God right where you are standing, worshipping, sitting, listening, sitting looking don’t miss. The Holy Spirit knows how to let power flow to everyone all the time as we touch the hem of His garment. After all He lives in each of us. Let us tap the flow of God together. Let’s flow in song and sound together. Let’s rejoice in the Spirit. Let’s worship in Spirit. Let’s flow in how the Lord directs, through Brother Jerry together. Let him move us with every word in these hearts of ours, enjoy God.
Can I pray for you please? Father, I thank you, we have been fasting and we’ve been praying, Lord, intermittently to sensitize ourselves and we’re not going to just slack off now, Lord. Even though our serious fast may end, Father. Today we are still going to be watchful and continuing in intermittent prayer, Father. As we see the day approaching, as we see the day approaching, Father, of what you have for us Father, hallelujah. We are not expectant from Brother Jerry, we love him, Father, but we are expecting from You. We understand from Pastor John’s teachings that you use a vessel, to touch our lives that even the shadow of Peter, Lord even the shadow of Brother Jerry, the Holy Spirit is going to even move and manifest on a shadow. We’re going to lay our lives down, Lord. Just while he is here, like a mat that even his shadow may pass over us, that we may receive everything that you have for us, Lord. We are like little children. We’re so looking forward to everything.
Your people today, they are blessed Father. Blessed going out, blessed coming in. The Word and the Blood of Jesus protects them and all their stuff, Lord. Thank You that You are with them this week until we see each other on Thursday in Jesus Name we say, amen.
Thank you for coming to listen, you think I did a good job for the Lord? Oh, did I do good? Did I do good, Lorraine, hmm? Did you get it, was it clear? I’m glad. There is much more there, but I’m gonna be in touch with you on Facebook have a wonderful day. Thank you if you can just clear the church actually quickly, because there is builders coming in now, thank you very much. Bye bye everybody.