Song and Sound Instruction Part 2 – Ps Sharon Bendixen (JHB)
Scripture Reference: John 16:7, 13-15 (AMPC); Matthew 16:18 (KJV); Luke 4:18 (AMPC); John 6:63 (KJV); 2 Chronicles 5:12-14 (AMPC); Acts 15:16-17 (NKJV); 1 Chronicles 13:1-5, 7-13 (AMPC); 1 Chronicles 15:1-4, 12-17, 22 (AMPC); Ezekiel 28:17-18 (MSG); 1 Corinthians 1:29
Thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Jesus. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You, Jesus. Glory to You, Lord. Hallelujah. We give You glory, Lord. We thank You for that, Jesus. Hallelujah. We thank You that You paid the price we couldn’t pay. Glory to You, Lord. Hallelujah to You. We worship You, Jesus. We worship You, Jesus. We worship You. We worship You, Jesus. Hallelujah to You. Hallelujah to You, Jesus. Glory to You, Lord. Glory, glory, glory. Glory to You, Jesus. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Glory to You, Lord. Praise You, Lord.
We thank You, Lord Jesus, that You are building Your church. You’re building Your church, and we thank You Holy Spirit that You are the one that is here in the church. That You draw from everything that is Jesus. And You declare and You disclose and You transmit it to us today. We have ears to hear what the Spirit, the Holy Spirit is saying today to this church. Hallelujah. And we thank You. We thank You for Your messages. We thank You for washing our feet continuously with these messages. We thank You, Holy Spirit. We thank You that You are orchestrating everything. Orchestrating everything on behalf of the Father and of the Son. And we thank You, Father that You are consummating everything in heaven and everything on earth, in Jesus. You have made Him to have the name that is above every other name. You have seated Him at Your own right hand and given Him a name that is above every other name. And in this place today, Lord, we confess that there is no other name under heaven or in the earth, through which men can be saved. You are the way, the truth and the life, Lord Jesus. Hallelujah. All honor and glory be to You, Jesus. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. We thank You, Father, that You have seated Jesus at your right hand. We thank You, Father, He is seated at your right hand. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. And today in this place we declare that Jesus is Lord. Jesus is Lord. Hallelujah. You are Lord Jesus. Hallelujah. And everything today is to Your glory and to the honor of Your name, Jesus. Amen. You may be seated.
So, you would have received a very precious invitation from Pastor John and I. We wanted you to have something memorable and something beautiful. And so, you will see on the big printed card is Psalm 139. This is one of the songs that will be released next Sunday morning. And it is beautiful. You can meditate on the Psalm so long and then you’ll be familiar with it when it’s released along with the melodies and the sounds. Well, I welcome you all here today. You’re so welcome. So wonderful to be here. Welcome to everybody. Welcome to all precious Heritage of Faith people and anybody that might be here today that’s visiting. It’s wonderful to have you.
So, this is Psalm 139. You can start to meditate on these words, so long. And then there’s this little one over here that says special celebration on the 24th of the tenth. With joyful hearts, we invite you to a day of celebration in song. And like I shared with you last week, this is our Songs of Psalms. It’s our Songs of Psalms. And then this one over here is so that you can just see we are celebrating our 40 years of marriage. And yeah, he needs to go and find his mommy. Thank you. Somebody’s mommy is missing. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Okay. All right.
So, this is going to be a time, Pastor John and I are going to be sharing some of our life with the Lord Jesus, with the Father and with the Holy Spirit. And with the Word of God in our marriage for the last 40 years. We were privileged to have them all part of our married life from the outset. And so, it has been a journey with the Lord. And like Pastor John was sharing this morning, the fruit in our marriage, we give the Word of God all the glory. We give the Word of God all the glory. And Pastor John’s desire for Sunday is that there will be an anointing release. And these messages are preparing you, for you to be expectant when you come on Sunday to receive an anointing release from the Holy Spirit. Right. And that, that anointing will touch all relationships across the board. All relationships, hallelujah.
And so, we are going to celebrate, and then we are going to have somewhat of a feast afterwards. So, you will be expecting to come for an hour and a half, maybe a little longer, maybe two. We just see because Pastor John and I will be sharing and I think we’ll also be having my sons – we’re still deciding on that. What we find in our hearts, we’ll have our sons with us to talk about their experience growing up with us, as sons in the house and how they experienced our marriage and how they watched us and what they experienced in their hearts. So, I think that could be quite wonderful. But I think we’re still deciding on some things, you know, but it is going to be quite personal. We will be showing you some pictures, not videos, just pictures of Pastor John and I on our wedding day, our first wedding anniversary. I think there’s a picture of me and Pastor John when I was pregnant with Brynn. And then Brynn’s birth and just some things like that, some milestones, you know, not many just. We just chose a few, just to give you some glimpses. And so, it’s going to be personal, and the Holy Spirit is definitely going to be very present. The Holy Spirit is going to be very present with the release of all the songs and all the sounds, and in the sharing of our life together, our journey together. So that’s that, that’s that done. Glory to God.
So, I’m going to just share with you, the Lord wanted me to minister to prepare all Heritage of Faith people to receive the sounds, the songs, and receive what they are and are capable of doing in you. Not just as we minister to the Lord, but as when He ministers to us. Right? So, I’m just going to choose specific words out of this prophecy of Pastor John’s – what the sounds of heaven and the song, these songs of light… You could possibly expect it will draw people. So, the sounds will draw us, draw them into intimacy of the Holy One. Breakdown strongholds. Draw people to Jesus who have not yet met Jesus. Cause people to fall down and repent and give their lives to Jesus. Turn from their old ways, come into the new ways of Jesus. Permeate people of Heritage of Faith. Many healings taking place, emotional changes will happen. Use this as a point of contact for yourself. Go through what Pastor John did, it’s on the website. Go through what Pastor John declared, and prepare yourself for what you’re wanting to receive from the Lord. Ask Him, ask Him. Right. “I’m wanting, You could find, Lord, any strongholds, those even that I don’t know that they’ll be broken down. Father, that I’ll be drawn to Jesus in a way I have never been drawn to Him before. That there’ll be repentance that will happen in me. That I’ll give my life to Jesus more than I’ve ever. That I’ll turn from some old ways and come into the new ways of Jesus. That the sounds will permeate.” Speak to the Lord about it. Prepare yourselves during this week. Right? “Lord, thank you for healings that will take place, emotional changes that will happen in me. That old ways I will give up and come into the new. Depression will leave, oppression will leave me. Depression will leave me.” Pray it for other people too before we get there on Sunday. Speak this for yourself and pray this. Just take some time this week to prepare your heart, prepare yourself spiritually, right. “And that it will penetrate any darkness in my mind, that it will penetrate the darkness, any darkness in my soul, anything in my soul that is turned against You, God. That it will penetrate darkness of depression, oppression, all kinds and manner of sickness and disease. Penetrate the darkness of poverty, it will penetrate darkness of religious spirits, all kinds of ways in me that may have turned me against you, Lord.” just prepare yourself with these words. Hallelujah. Glory to God. And so, this is a preparation message for the release of these songs and sounds.
So, the Lord did want me to share something with you as I was going to sleep last night. I had to get up and go and find this paper because He began to speak to me and say, “I just want you to elaborate a little bit more to the people of Heritage of Faith, what I meant, I the Lord meant when I say to you, Sharon, I’m holding you responsible for the spirituality of My music ministry.” So, this is how He gave it to me; to be responsible spiritually. That means you are in this marvelous fellowship with God the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus asked the Father to send from heaven to earth. He came as sound from heaven. He filled men and women with Himself. It is His dispensation, and He is orchestrating everything in the church. Now, what He hears from the Lord Jesus who is the Head of the church. He draws from that. This is how He said this; the Holy Spirit must lead.
Jesus said in John 16, I’m going to turn there, I’m reading out of the Amplified Bible. Let me just see there’s 14, there’s 15,Jesus talks about the Holy Spirit, so wonderful. He says here, the King James says, in verse 13 of John 16, 13… when He, the Spirit of Truth … comes, He will guide you (John 16:13 AMPC). He will guide you.The King James says He will lead. This is how the Lord gave it to me last night. The Holy Spirit must lead everything in the church all the time.Okay, if the Holy Spirit is not leading everything in the local church, then Jesus is not building there. Because when Jesus said, 18… I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18 KJV), He knew He was sending the Holy Spirit to the earth. He knew that He was going to appoint apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists. He knew He was going to fill every single son and daughter of God with His Spirit. He knew that He would have an order and a pattern in His church, where He would prompt people as He sees fit, that messengers would be listening to the Person of the – not the Person, He is not a person – would listen to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not a person, a person is a human being. The Holy Spirit is God. The Holy Spirit is God. Right? He’s God, He’s God. So, Jesus knew that He would send the Holy Spirit, God the Holy Spirit to indwell every born again believer and indwell every appointed messenger. And that the Holy Spirit would speak to the messenger of the church, who would bring the message to sons of God, who had the Holy Spirit in them. And who would then have ears to hear, to be able to hear, whoever would have ears to hear what the Spirit of God is saying to this particular church. So, if Pastor John is not listening for the voice of the Holy Spirit, of what you do in this church, then Jesus is not building it. Then Pastor John is building it. Where the Holy Spirit is not permitted to speak and to lead and to guide, Jesus is not building there. There the gates of hell are prevailing.
So, the spirit realm dimension… Okay, let me go there, the Holy Spirit. Let me just read this to you from John sixteen verse seven, 7… I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable … for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter … will not come to you [into close fellowship with you] (John 16:7 AMPC). Into close fellowship with you the Amplified Bible says.So, at least the appointed people, the apostle, prophet, pastor, teacher, evangelists should be in close fellowship with the Holy Spirit; hearing everything about the church and what to do from the Holy Spirit. Otherwise, what chance do the rest of us have? Close fellowship with you. Verse 13, 13But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you (John 16:13 AMPC). He will guide you, Pastor John. He will guide you. He will guide you, sons of God, connected to the messenger and the spiritual leader. He will guide you into all the truth, all the truth, what to do in everything in prayer ministry, in music ministry, in all the messages that you must bring from heaven, in every aspect and all the helps ministry. In everything that you must do, He will guide you into the truth of everything that you must do in the church. He will guide you. You will not guide yourself. You will not be guided by the people. He will guide you; you will not be led by the consensus of the popularity of the people. The Holy Spirit will lead you, will lead you. Glory to God.
Close fellowship, close fellowship. For He, the Holy Spirit will not speak His own message, on His own authority, but He will tell, He will tell whatever He hears from the Father. He will give the message, it has been given to Him. He’s just the same. The Holy Spirit is the same as Jesus. When Jesus was on earth, when it was His dispensation, it was His time to come to fulfill eternity’s time. He said, “I don’t do anything except what I see My Father do. I don’t say anything except what I hear My Father’s saying. I do not come on My own authority. I came because the Father sent me.” The Holy Spirit’s just the same as Jesus. Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit to be able to do everything that the Father had called Him to do on the earth. He came as a man, He emptied Himself of His divinity. The Holy Spirit came upon Him. Jesus said in Luke eighteen four, 18The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me … to preach (Luke 4:18 AMPC), to heal, to bind up, to set free. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,” Jesus said. Right.
Now, here we have the Holy Spirit. He will tell whatever He hears from the Father, He will give the message that has been given to Him, and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come, that will happen in the future. He does that within a local church setting. He told us He would take the children and then He did. And He will continue to do that. Because when God speaks a word, even though through an earthen vessel, “I will take the children,” it’s like, “Let there be light.” So, He now, in His time and His era, new era, I will take the children, is going on and on and on and on. And those words and He will take, and He will take the children and He will take children, and He will take the children and He will take children, and He will take, and it will keep on like light keeps on being. So, I will take the children will keep on being.
So are all the words that God has been speaking to us, they go on and on, whether they are heeded or not. They are eternal. Jesus said also in John six, 63… the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit (John 6:63 KJV). They don’t fall and die. They go on and on. So, through eternity, even when we are in eternity one day, we will hear all those words that we heard or we didn’t hear. They will resound. We will know instantly. So, this is spirit. So, 14He will honor, verse 14, and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine. Who is Jesus? The Head of the church. He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine Look at what He does here; … reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) (John 16:14 AMPC). Reveal, declare, disclose, transmit. Reveal, declared, disclose, transmit. He will reveal and declare and disclose and transmit it. Transmit it. Reveal it. Declare it. Disclose it. Transmit it. That’s what the Holy Spirit does in His church. Since the church was born, after Jesus rose again, He’s never stopped doing. If you’re trans… if your signal… if you’ve got your catchers up, you’ll catch that transmission. If you don’t have them up, you won’t hear anything. You won’t hear anything and that’s why the Lord says, “They labor in vain.” Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain. Who build it? Because you didn’t catch it from the Holy Spirit. You built it yourself. You just built it yourself. And that’s a family too. That’s a family too.
It’s interesting that the Lord wants me to say that. The Holy Spirit knows how to build a family. He knows how to build a marriage. He knows how to build a family together spiritually. If you don’t have your catchers up, there’s no transmission. He is transmitting all the time. He’s transmitting, He’s revealing, He’s declaring, He’s disclosing, He’s transmitting, He’s revealing, He’s declaring. He’s disclosing, but there’s no spiritual antenna out, and so, He can’t help you. But if your spiritual antenna is out, He can help you. Right. Verse 15 15Everything, Jesus says, 15Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal – there it is again – reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) (John 16:15 AMPC). Reveal, declare, disclose, transmit. Aren’t those beautiful words. Thank You Holy Spirit, every morning, thank You that You reveal, declare, disclose, transmit to me today. I’ve got all of my antennas up to catch it, You can transmit, Lord. I have my spirit heart ready for You to speak, reveal, declare, disclose and transmit. Alright.
So now we are preparing to receive the transmission of sound, songs, and sounds. These songs and these sounds are spiritual. They come from heaven. I am here to declare and disclose and reveal and transmit to you today that the songs and the sounds that God began to give us when He started to speak to us – the Holy Spirit started to speak very clearly when Pastor John put me in the place that I must be, the Holy Spirit started to speak very clearly – about what He wanted out of music ministry. What He wanted it to be, what He still wants it to be becoming. So, one of the statements that Pastor John made when he spoke to the music group a couple of years ago, he said, “With much of the music in the body of Christ you have an interactive soul experience.” And that is not what God intends. He intends for it to have a spiritual impact on you. Jesus says, “The words that I speak to you are spirit.” The songs that are coming from heaven now are spirit and life because that’s what He said He would give us if we wanted it. And we said, “Yes,” and that is what He is giving. And it has the power in it, it is spirit, and it is life.
One of the things we are going to look at now concerning music ministry, is God’s pattern – God’s order in music ministry – His music ministry. In His music ministry His order is of utmost importance to Him. We are going to have a look; we are to seek God after His order if we desire His glory. Do you remember when Brother Jerry was here and he spoke about the glory and he said, “Show me Your glory, Lord. Lord, show me Your glory, Your manifest presence.” You see that’s what God is after. He’s wanting a place that is ordered according to His pattern so that He can manifest Himself. He longs to walk again amidst His children. But He comes to a place that is properly prepared for Him according to His order, not according to ours. When the order is right and the pattern is right, His glory does come to manifest. Now we’re going to look at 2 Chronicles chapter 5 from verse 12 in the Amplified Bible. Thank you. I want you to have a look here, 12And all the Levites who were singers – now the type in the New Testament of a Levite is the five-fold ministry. I want you to see God’s order here. And all the Levites who were singers—all of those of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, with their sons and kinsmen, arrayed in fine linen, having cymbals, harps, and lyres—stood at the east end of the altar, and with them 120 priests blowing trumpets; 13And when the trumpeters and singers were joined in unison, making one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and other instruments for song and praised the Lord, saying, see they were all saying, praising, singing the same words, For He is good, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever, then the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud, then God comes. 14So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God 2 Chronicles 5:12-14 AMPC).
The pattern. He has His pattern for music ministry, there’s so much of it in scripture. We are going to have a look at the Tabernacle of David. There’s something that all of the Biblical commentaries agree with, is that the music ministry in the New Testament church was fully patterned after the Tabernacle of David. That’s why there is not a whole description of God’s order all over again in the New Testament. There’s just God speaking in the New Testament; I will build the Tabernacle of David of which the music ministry that was in the Tabernacle of David is a part of that, it’s just a part of that. Right?
So, we’re going to have a look at Acts chapter 15 verses 16 and 17. God says, 16’After this,’ this is from the New King James Version, 16‘After this I will return And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, And I will set it up; 17So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says the Lord who does all these things.’ (Acts15:16-17 NKJV).
Now we’re going to look at a man of God after God’s own heart, David, and he loved the presence of God. And we’re going to see, it’s going to be very, very powerful for you to have a look at this. We’re going to go to one Chronicles chapter 13, out of the Amplified Bible. I want you to see here that we do things God’s way, or it doesn’t get done at all. I mean, you can get it done, but God’s not going to show up. Right, so let’s have a look here. Chapter 13, verse one, 1David consulted the captains of thousands and hundreds, even with every leader. 2And David said to all the assembly of Israel, If it seems good to you and if it is of the Lord our God, let us send abroad everywhere to our brethren who are left in all the land of Israel… Verse 3, 3And let us bring again the ark of our God. The Ark is symbolic of the presence of the Lord. Let us bring again the ark of our God to us, for we did not seek it during the days of Saul. 4And all the assembly agreed to do so, for the thing seemed right in the eyes of all the people. 5So David gathered all Israel together… Go to verse 7. 7And they carried the ark of God on a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, and Uzza and Ahio [his brother] drove the cart. 8And David and all Israel merrily celebrated before God with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and cymbals and trumpets (1 Chronicles 13:1-5, 7-8 AMPC). Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. We celebrate in God. Hallelujah. We want His presence so we sing and we praise and we celebrate, we want His presence. All our might, all our might, our might. Right.
9And when they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzza put out his hand to steady the ark, for the oxen [that were drawing the cart] stumbled and were restive. 10And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzza, and He smote him because he touched the ark; and there he died before God. 11And David was offended, and David was offended because the Lord had broken forth upon Uzza; that place to this day is called Perez-uzza [the breaking forth upon Uzza]. 12And David was afraid of God that day, and he said, How can I bring the ark of God home to me? (1 Chronicles 13:9-12 AMPC). He should have asked that question upfront, right? Instead of consulting with everybody about how do you think we should do church, so that we can have a rah, rah, happy, happy, praise, celebrate, music instruments? Surely that should get God’s attention. 12And David was afraid of God that day, and he said, How can I bring the ark of God home to me? Verse 13, 13So David did not bring the ark home to the City of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite (1 Chronicles 13:12-13 AMPC).
Now we have a whole chapter 14, and you don’t hear anything about David and the ark. I was just wondering how long that chapter took, you know, for David to get over himself because he was offended. Because, “You know my heart, Lord. You know my heart. I just wanted Your presence. You know my heart.” No, God knows your heart but He wants you to seek Him with it.
When you seek Me with all your heart, you’ll find Me. And so here’s David verse one, capter 15, 1David made for himself houses in the City of David, and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it. 2Then David said, None should carry the ark of God but the Levites, for the Lord chose them to carry the ark of God and to minister to Him forever. 3And David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the Lord to its place, which he had prepared for it. 4And David gathered together the sons of Aaron and the Levites. Verse 12, 12And said to them, You are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites; sanctify yourselves, both you and your brethren, that you may bring up the ark of the Lord, the God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it. 13For because, this is a very important verse here. Verse13, I want you to really take it to heart here. Look at this. 13For because you bore it not [as God directed] at the first, the Lord our God broke forth upon us—because we did not seek Him in the way He ordained. There is another version here. It says we did not seek Him after due order. We did not seek Him after due order. We didn’t seek Him and ask Him, “How do we have Your presence here?” We just made a lot of noise and celebrated and lots of songs and tambourines, and we praised and we were celebrating. But we didn’t ask You. What do we do to prepare ourselves so You can come? 14So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the Lord, the God of Israel. 15The Levites carried the ark of God on their shoulders with the poles, as Moses commanded by the word of the Lord. 16David told the chief Levites to appoint their brethren the singers with instruments of music—harps, lyres, and cymbals—to play loudly and lift up their voices with joy. 17So the Levites appointed (1 Chronicles 15:1-4, 12-17MAPC).
So here we go; here is the order of God, is that the five fold ministry have to seek the Lord for the music ministry. It’s not up to somebody that’s talented to seek the Lord; what to do? The Levite is supposed to seek the Lord what to do in prayer ministry, house of prayer, music ministry – what is the Holy Spirit saying about it? In message ministry, what is the Holy Spirit saying to the church? The Holy Spirit should have the place of guiding and leading, directing everything. He is the Spirit of Christ, and He is the Spirit of God. Hallelujah. It is Pastor John and my responsibility to seek the Lord, for the music ministry in this house, to hear from the Holy Spirit, and then have recognition of the time. Receive instruction from the Holy Spirit, give instruction, and then the law of attraction kicks in. It attracts the presence of God. Glory to God.
So, that’s what the Lord wanted you to see, that it is His order. Let me see what I am going to do here with you now, this afternoon. The Lord is not going to take me in the same prophetic flow as He took me this morning. He is not going to do that this afternoon. There were things that He pulled out of me, prophetically, about what He is saying about occupation. He is occupying the spirit realm dimensions with music now. He said very clearly this morning that the sound of the power of the Babylonian sound of music has fallen. So you need to, if you are wanting to hear what the Spirit of God said, it came out in the same way as I Will Take The Children came out of me. It came out that God will now occupy the spirit realm of sound and song. The Babylonian music will never, ever, again have the impact or the influence. You will hear them play, they will still play their songs but because God is finding pockets of Ecclesia’s all over the world, where the due order of God is being sought for His presence, in music ministry, that now the Church will arise and the spirit songs will now occupy the spirit realm. They will do what came out of Pastor John; they will pierce and they will penetrate.
I can’t go to all those places yet because in 2017, the Lord spoke to Pastor John and He said, we are to occupy spirit realm dimensions allotted us. And so only spirit can occupy spirit realm. Principalities and powers and rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in heavenly places have occupied spirit realm; sound and song. Only spirit songs of light can dispel that darkness. Only the songs of light can dispel that darkness and the Spirit of God said this morning, through me, what He needed to say. I’m going to go in a little bit of a different way. I’m going to just share some things that I wrote down here, things that the Holy Spirit gave me. Suddenly a sound from heaven, it’s for a move of My Spirit I am preparing you. I’m getting you ready for a move of My Spirit; the gold. No baal, no brass, I’m instructing you, leading you, teaching you, training you, getting you ready for your part in this move of My Spirit. A change in sound, a first, unpredictable, for the very first time, never released until now. Sound distinction, sound variants, sound diversity, the extent, the degree, the scope; it’s actual, it’s for purpose. A release of new properties in this sound, it will now be coming all the time.
The word sound means a particular, auditory effect produced by a given cause. The word sound means the sudden occurrence of an audible event happening. The word sound means the audible part of a transmitted signal, auditory communication. Right. Again, I’m holding you responsible for the spirituality of the music ministry. In other words, the Holy Spirit is saying to me, “I am holding you responsible to hear everything from Me for music ministry. I’m holding you responsible to listen to Me and what I want because I am drawing from Jesus. I’m not giving My own message to you, Sharon. What I’m hearing from the Father, what I’m hearing from Jesus, I am speaking to you about music ministry.”
Be more responsible, organise, establish. He gave us the whole execution, working with Pastor John helping me. He told me clearly, “You work with Garth. You work with Garth, you work with Garth.” I work with Garth. He gives me instruction. “This Psalm, this song, this song,” He wants a song of this, a song of that, a song of this. He speaks to Garth. He gives Garth the sound, He gives Garth the song, he checks with me; we work together. We work together every week. We work together all the time, there is nothing that gets done independently that Garth does independently, Pastor Garth does independently from me. I am a Levite. He got appointed, he got appointed by a Levite. Pastor John appointed him. Pastor John and I together appointed him. Right. A responsibility to carry the presence rests upon… Corporate presence, you have your presence of God for yourself but corporate presence is the responsibility of the Levites to be carried on their shoulders.
A move of the Holy Spirit, He continued, for the move of the Holy Spirit, there are certain elements that must be in place. What price are you prepared to pay? It requires discipline, disciplines, spiritual preparation. You must work with Garth on songs. This is 2017, the 5th of September. You must work with Garth on songs. There is a sound I am giving him and you together. I want it out. I am pushing you. You’re in charge of song. Now, this is interesting if we go to 1 Chronicles chapter 15 verse 22. You’re in charge of song, it’s your spiritual responsibility, you’re in charge of song. Right. I told you last week that loosely I would get involved in the music ministry in the times past and one thing I did know was that I had learned from Kenneth E. Hagin was that you don’t sing songs that are full of unbelief. I would always be aware that I was in charge over song that I would speak to whoever was the – when we were still ignorant – the worship leader. Who was just someone who happened to have a voice and who could play the guitar. Right. The Levite’s responsibility to hear from the Holy Spirit about His music ministry. So I would say, “We can’t sing that song, we can’t sing that song, we can’t sing that song, we can’t sing that song; it’s full of unbelief.” Right.
Quite a few things that I learned in the early days about sound and song, interestingly enough I learned from Kenneth E. Hagin. He said things like this, “We must learn to flow with the Spirit. Music enhances the presence of God. We need to understand the role music plays in affecting the ministry.” Okay, then he spoke about Elisha called for a minstrel, and his presence of God was enhanced. When the minstrel played the hand of the Lord came upon him, the hand of the Lord is the Holy Spirit, and then Elisha could start to prophesy. “Music comes under the Ministry of helps listed in 1 Corinthians 12:28. The Ministry of music is a great help. Thank God for the ministry of music. The Bible has much to say about music in connection with ministering to the Lord. We know that music helps us to minister to the Lord. If you play the right kind of music in your home, when you’re praying, or studying the Bible, what the difference it would make.” Music affects all the ministries, actually, with what we know now is sound and song we’ve come, we’ve come by revelation that sounds and songs are for all of us, to pierce and penetrate and to draw us, right? But it affects all of the ministries. “It has something to do with the anointing in all the offices, music can help all ministers. However, it does seem to me that the music has more to do with the prophet’s office than the others because the prophets must be so sensitive to the Holy Spirit.”
So, Dad Hagin didn’t play an instrument, and he didn’t sing. But he knew because he was spiritual. He knew what songs were spiritual. Right? He was a spiritual person. What is a spiritual person, Pastor Sharon? It’s a born-again spirit being who has strengthened their own spirits, that has a strong spirit. They’ve strengthened it with the Word of God. They’ve strengthened it with sound and song, songs and sounds. They’ve strengthened it praying in the Spirit. Fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit. Hearing the Holy Spirit. Obeying the Holy Spirit. Following Jesus, by the person of the Holy Spirit. Listening to what the Spirit is saying to the church, your church. I’ve shown you this so many times from the book of Revelation. Jesus writes very different messages to different churches. This message is not for me to go and preach at another church. They’re not at where we’re at. Their messages are not supposed to come to us. Were not where they’re at.
God is doing in every local assembly, in every church, He’s doing like He’s demonstrated to us and shown us in the book of Revelation. To the church at Smyrna, He writes. To the church of Philadelphia, He writes that. To the church at Ephesus, He writes that. To the church at Thyatira, He writes that. To the church of Laodicea, He writes that. To the church of Philadelphia, He writes that. Very different – He knows the condition of every single assembly, and He addresses them directly with messages from heaven for them.
I mean, you can understand that. Can’t you? Imagine I just go into another church, somebody invites me and I say, “God says, ‘I will take the children.’” We had a journey of seven months of Pastor John and myself and Pastor Christi coming to minister and prepare the hearts. You can’t just take that somewhere else. God has different letters that He writes to different assemblies.
So, he says here; sometimes I’ll have the singers and musicians sing and play if they sing the wrong song, however, they’ll kill the service. The words and the tune might be right but the song out of place, and when this happens, the Spirit of God lifts from me and goes as if it were a bird that flew away. No, the Holy Spirit doesn’t stop indwelling me as a believer. But that anointing to minister lifts, music will affect the anointing. We are missing it in the area of the minstrel. Many times, musicians don’t realise their responsibility. They stand in the office of helps. They need to pray and get the anointing on them just as much as the preacher does. They need to develop a sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and learn how to flow with the Spirit. Singers shouldn’t just get up and sing just to be singing. They need to be anointed. He talks to the believer in another book, Kenneth E. Hagin. Stay in God’s presence long enough to get a fresh anointing. Just for your day. Just to go to work. Just to, just to live up… stay in the presence of God because in His presence is everything you need. There’s peace, there’s joy, there’s fullness of joy. There’s everything you need, stay in His presence long enough to be filled with the Spirit speaking to yourself in psalms, and hymns and spiritual songs. Be filled with the Spirit. Right?
So surely, a musician and music ministry or to becoming filled with the Spirit in a place to help? What is the helps ministry? Who do they help? They help God. They’re not coming to helps ministry – we’ve come to help Pastor John, we help Pastor John. No. They’re coming to serve God and be a help to the Holy Spirit so that the Holy Spirit can manifest His presence in a place. That’s why we’re in the ministry of helps – we help God, we help the Father, we help His Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. We’re there, ready, fit and ready. Fit… there is a saying about vessels of gold, vessels of silver, vessels of wood and vessel just for menial use. Because they didn’t get fit and ready. But then that Scripture says there are vessels fit and ready for the Master’s use so that we can be ready as musicians and singers fit and ready for the Master’s use for in His church. They’re a helps ministry, they’re not there to help you. They’re there to help God come, for all of us.
So, even the choir should be anointed. But people don’t stop to pray before ministering in song. They come to the church from everyday life, laughing and talking. That’s alright in itself – we need fellowship, but really that’s natural. It isn’t spiritual. Before singers minister, they need to take time to get alone with God – take time to pray. I have found that when musicians really flow with the Spirit, it will cause the anointing to come on me stronger, to stand in the office of a prophet.
So, I learned that. I learned that from a spiritual man. So, I’m going to just read a little bit more of where I came off here – here we go, “You must work with Garth on songs. There is a sound I’m giving him…” Okay, I’ve read that. “Hasten to prepare, not a moment to spare, all of your movements swift, not going to drift. Not going to miss a thing of what this legacy transfer (in music ministry) will bring. Every day I pray now, every day I say now.” Alright, “I’m at every meeting, hearing every word. Heavily vested in the Spirit, I will it.”
And then he gave me in 2017, 9th of September – By divine assign I put a sound in this one at this time… So there’s sound that the Holy Spirit is putting in Pastor Garth. Sound, right? Not all the words all the time. I get lots of the words and lots of instruction from the Holy Spirit. This Psalm, that Psalm, this Psalm, that sound with this Psalm. That’s a sound. I have to listen for the sound too. Right. That’s what Pastor John said. What did he say? That’s what a Psalmist does – they’re looking for a sound. So, I check the sound with Pastor Garth. And there’s one of the songs that is going to be released on Sunday, that the Lord said, “I want this, I want this sound in a song, this Psalm.” And I said, “Garth, get the melody from the Lord.” And he came with the melody, he sent it to me and when I was listening to it in my room, I just began to cry, and cry, and cry. I said, “Lord, what’s wrong? It’s all wrong. It’s not right, Lord, Lord, Lord…” And He spoke to me and He said, “This is a litany.” L-i-t-a-n-y. “This is a litany.” I will be explaining some of that on Sunday morning, before they sing the song. He said, “This sound does not go with this Psalm”. Now I don’t have that happen to me all the time, that’s the only time it’s ever happened to me – really like that. I couldn’t stop crying. I couldn’t stop crying. I said, “Lord, what’s wrong?” “It’s not the sound for this Psalm.” And so I went back to Garth and said, “It’s not the sound for this Psalm.” This is a litany and then I instructed him in song. I instructed him – I taught him what a litany is, because I went and studied it and I looked at – and I could teach Garth what a litany is. It’s repetitive and it gets sounded over and over and over and over and that repetitiveness is what does something in you. And that particular Psalm is a litany. Not all Psalms are litanies, right? And so, isn’t this interesting?
You know, my King James Bible is in there – I’m going to give you a little heads-up, I didn’t do this this morning. God’s giving you a little bit of a heads-up here… By divine assign I put a sound in this one at this time. No explanation you need, only My Spirit you heed. This sound must resound in the hearts of everyone. Well, we know now why. Because we know the impact and the effect and the influence that sounds and songs from heaven have, right? Thank you, thank you. Let me just see if I can find it for you. I know I wrote it. Okay, so now I’m going to page to find it, right? Because I wrote it down here. Where are you? Mmmm, you’re really getting a sneak preview here. Actually you know what I’m going to do, I’m going to ask you to page for me until you find… where is that? Because the Lord had said to me, “There are not enough thanksgiving songs. And this is a thanksgiving Psalm. Okay. Do you mind me taking some time here? So I can find it for you?
Here it is. Thank you, Lord. So now you know. I’m not going to tell you which Psalm it is though. But you’ll hear it. You’ll hear it. I will make the announcement before they actually release that particular song to explain to the congregation what a litany is, right? A litany is a resonant, repetitive chant of cheering phrases, incantation, lengthy, recitation, a recital that involves repetition. Solemn thanksgiving, repeated series. Prayer consisting of a series of invocations, with responses from the congregation recurring repetitive series of recital. Fixed. Incantation is a written, recited sung words designed to produce a particular effect. The Bible commentary says an exorcising effect. To sing, the act of using certain formulas of words for the purpose of raising spirits.
And so what Pastor Garth had done, is he cut it short. He didn’t want the repetitiveness – and he put a tune to those words without the repetition. And so then when I went and ministered to him about what a litany is, the Psalm is a litany of God’s wonders, and it’s full of thanksgiving. He hit it, with him and the Holy Spirit, and you’re going to hear it. Shhhhhhh. I’ve got some other things to say about that song, but I’ll say it on Sunday. So here we go.
“As time draws near, there will be a holy fear, so more dear. These are holy days. You will walk in all of my ways. You shall have a song, as in a night when a holy feast is kept. You will keep the holy vigil as the day approaches. I prepare you to prepare them, so they can be ready, so they can be steady, the men will sing now. My sound will be in everything, nothing discordant. I come, I come. My son, My son. Run, run.” And I’ve been doing that since Pastor John appointed me. I am not self-appointed. Pastor John recognised the calling on me and appointed me as the chief Psalmist and to be in charge… to be over song.
So I wanted to show you this scripture here, chapter 15 verse 22. In the Amplified, 22Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in singing, was put in charge of carrying the ark and lifting up song. He instructed about these matters because he was skilled (1 Chronicles 15:22 AMPC). Now I’m going to read you something about Chenaniah. Right. My studies on Chenaniah. So here’s Cheneniah, the master of the song, with the singers. So it’s important to note that there is an instruction to be given about a song.
Chenaniah was a leader; he was for song and he was over song. He gave instructions about the song. Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in singing was put in charge of carrying the presence and lifting up the song and he instructed about this matter because he was skilled and able. The NIV says he was well informed in it. God’s words translation says, instructed others how to sing prophetic songs, gave direction about the song. So, I can’t read all of this; this is too much. But here we go. So who instructs Chenaniah about the song? The Holy Spirit through the holy scriptures. Who put Chenaniah in charge of lifting up the song? He was not self-appointed. Not himself. It was recognised by those around him that because he was instructed by God, in that which was to be observed in it. It was his responsibility because he had been taught and was learned in song.
So can you see here, where God has me in my place with my ministry gift to the body; serving the body with my helps ministry and when the right person is in the right place, what a difference it can make. God had to put a Levite in charge of music ministry in this House. So I’m going to just carry on reading a couple of things here. I know you’re getting something out of this today. Right?
Run run, right. It’s Heritage Worship, He said to me, 2018 – legacy sound. It contains in it the fire of God – cleansing, healing, pruning properties. It’s the pure sound of the pure root and the first fruit goes to a holy man of God. Isn’t that beautiful? Can I read that again, how He gave it to me? It’s Heritage Worship legacy sound. It contains in it the fire of God – cleansing, healing, pruning properties. It’s the pure sound of the pure root and the first fruit goes to a holy man of God. We gave the first fruit to Brother Jerry.
Thus to ensure that it contains pure, continues pure, holy, separated, consecrated words and sounds, to you wholly unto Thee. Be glorified. Give us the sounds of heaven, may the sound remain pure. May the distribution of the sound be according to You, Lord, in the pattern of Your holy scriptures. That we mind not the things of men but that we mind the things of God. God unfiltered, living only in the function of your pattern in Heritage Music Ministry. Right. The Lord told us from the outset of our ministry, you will not do what others do. Do not look around just because you can now, all over computer network, it’s not My way. You will be led and directed and guided by my Holy Spirit. Hallelujah.
So, and He gave us a wonderful warning. Oh, here’s another thing; excellence in song and instruments are not for man to have anything to say and to boast. It is for the Holy Spirit to be able to move in us; to demonstrate and communicate our spirit life to the full, in love and adoration of the Father and the Son and one another. We are pressing for excellence for the Lord. The house is for the Lord. It is a sacred place. It’s not for commerce and trade. It’s not for comparison or competition. He wants to dwell with us. I have this music ministry, this was 2019, music ministry for this time of Mine, for My House, a supernatural increase of My glory. A word of caution; I will give you the best for music ministry. As a congregation you must pass the test. Don’t be impressed. Just be blessed.
So I asked Him a little bit later on. I think it was a couple weeks later, so I said to Him, “Lord, you’re going to give us the best for music ministry?” I said, “You’re going to give us the best singers, the best musicians?” He said, “No, I’m giving you Me. I’m giving you My presence. I’m going to come. I’m giving you, Me.” Wow. Wow. Wow, Pastor Melusi. I thought, “Oooh, You are going to give us the best – the best what, the best what?” He said, “No, that’s Me. I’m the best, I’m the best. I come because You are obedient to My Holy Spirit to do music ministry the way I told you to do. Glory to God. Hallelujah. I said to Him, “So what best?” I wrote it down here. “So what best are you giving us?” “Me,” He said.
So this is what happened to Satan, Ezekiel 28:17, The Message Bible, 17Your beauty went to your head. You corrupted wisdom by using it to get worldly fame … and 18 … you defiled your holy places of worship (Ezekiel 28:17-18 MSG). “You don’t need to do this, Sharon, you already share in My glory. I’ve already crowned you and My people with glory and honor as sons. As I bring you into My supernaturally increased glory, do not let your heart be lifted up. Give Me the glory.” 1 Corinthians 1:29, “Let no flesh glory in My presence.” Let your spirit glory. Please, when you come on Sunday and these songs are being released, don’t let your flesh glory in anything. Let your spirit glory. Don’t look at the singers and instrumentalists and think anything of them. Don’t think anything of them when you come. See them as ones that are helping God, so that His presence can come to you. Please do that. Please do that. God’s preparing you to receive the best of Him when you’re there on Sunday morning. The best of Him that He has for you on Sunday. Right.
That’s going to help you to see them accurately according to Scripture, this is what we’re not going to do. We’re going to take every sound and every song, we’re going to just, you got to be so personal and intimate with God on Sunday morning, Church. Don’t think about your mom and dad next to you, don’t think about anything. Come saying, “Lord, these songs and these sounds, let them be, let them do in me as I sing them to You,” because all the words of all the songs are going to be up, you’re going to be able to stand and be with God. You’re going to be able to stand and be with God and just let the intangible, music and sound is intangible and ethereal, and allow them to change you. Let them just come into your being, into your spirit, into your heart. Let God do something fresh and new in you, between you two, you and Him. Don’t come to watch others around you and how they’re responding. Don’t come to look around. Come because the sound and song comes from heaven to your heart. Right. And that’s it.
Let no man glory in men. Do not glory, do not let your flesh glory in any of the musicians – as if God thinks they’re something. He just loves them for who they are, the people that they are not because of talent or anything like that. Right? Hallelujah.
Wow, we’re going to have such a time. You’re so ready for this, Church? You’re so ready for this. You’ve so got it. You got it. You’re ready for this. You’re coming right. You’re coming righteous. It’s going to be righteous on Sunday. It’s righteous. Hallelujah. You’re coming right. Hallelujah. You’re coming to get exactly what this preparation is intended for you. You got it. You got it. I know you got it. You got it. Hallelujah. You got it. You got it. You got it. You got it. You got it. You got it. You got it. You got it. Hallelujah. You’re going to be there, just you and the Holy Spirit and Jesus and the Father in you. Just you two, you four and no more. [Pastor Sharon laughs] They are three in one, you know. They are three in one. Glory to God.
You’re going to come, Erin, and you’re going to just be with Jesus on Sunday morning. Right? Just you and Jesus because I know you love sound and you love song. Just you and Jesus. Don’t let anything distract you. Right, Daniel? Just you and Jesus. Glory to God. May you have eyes, even if your eyes are open and you see, may you have eyes of the Spirit to see only Jesus, though you may see people. May you have eyes of the Spirit to see, to see Jesus and may you have ears of the Spirit to hear Jesus and all glory be to Him, all glory.
Shall we just put our hands on our ears and say, “Ears to hear You, Jesus. Eyes to see only You, Jesus.” Hallelujah.
I bless you all now. I bless your week, as you prepare. As you prepare for this very big day of God on Sunday, it’s a big day for Him. It’s a big day for Him. It’s a big day for Him because you’re going to be there. And He knows that you’re prepared now. I believe He’s pleased that I have obeyed Him to prepare you to receive the release of these sounds and songs, right? Right. And during this week, you’re just going to, “Lord, Lord, these sounds and these songs, I’m getting ready. I’m getting ready. I’m not, don’t even know what it’s going to be like, but I’m getting ready. I’m opening my heart up to everything that you have for me that’s fresh and new”. Glory to God.
Be blessed going out, blessed coming in. Blessed in your place of business, blessed in your family, blessed in your marriage. The Word and the blood of Jesus protects you and surrounds you. Blessed in your families. Blessed, blessed. Blessed in your intimacy with the Holy Spirit this week. Blessed in your intimacy with the Holy Spirit this week, blessed in your intimacy with the Holy Spirit this week. Blessed in your walk and your talk with the Holy Spirit this week. Blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed, you with the Holy Spirit this week. Hallelujah. In Jesus’ name.
Bye, bye everybody.