The Source and the Future Part 5 – Ps John (WTB)
Scripture References: Hebrews 11:1 (AMPC), Genesis 12:1-4 (MSG), Genesis 14:20 (MSG), Genesis 15:2 (NLT), Genesis 22:15-18 (NLT), Genesis 22:15-18 (AMPC), Genesis 24:32-35 (AMPC), Genesis 24:50-51 (AMPC), Genesis 25:19-23 (AMPC), Colossians 1:9-23 (NKJV), Colossians 1:12-14 (NKJV), Genesis 25:27-34 (NKJV).
Hallelujah, praise You Lord, praise You Lord. Thank You Father, thank You. Thank You Lord, that the joy that You give us, is what makes You personal. It’s the joy that You give us, that gives us strength day to day, Father. It makes walking with You a wonderful, daily, beautiful experience. Thank You Lord. Thank You Jesus, thank You Jesus. Hallelujah. I thank You Father, that in the rest of the service Jesus is glorified. We thank You Lord that the Holy Spirit has free reign and it is our desire, and our delight to do the will of the Father. We thank You Lord, that every disease, every oppression, every wicked twisted way must bow to the name of Jesus. We thank You that as the Word is declared today, the name of Jesus will make all things come into order, in our lives. We all agree on this this morning Father and we say, Amen. Hallelujah. You may be seated. Praise the Lord, glory to God.
Welcome to church, I am glad you’re here this morning. Thank you Pastor Christi. Hallelujah. God is good, glory to God. I pray that the Word will have a real impact on your life today. I pray that all the time, but we are getting to a stage in the messages, I believe that all the weeks that we’ve been preaching that the Word has had an impact on you anyway. It’s really began to change the way you see words, and the way that you see anointing, and the way that you see the natural man, and God is good.
I want to remind you, that I have a mandate of the Lord, that whenever He leads me and wherever I go to a new church, or a new place; I always need to ask this question. And I ask it again this morning, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, “What is the point of being a Christian?” So, if I ask you, what is the point of being a Christian? The easy answer of course is, so that, Jesus can be the Lord and Saviour of your life. You don’t go to hell; you go to heaven. So that’s the easy part.
But that’s not the reason why you’re a Christian, because if you’re a Christian that made Jesus Lord and Saviour of your life, you would have become aware of the difference of Hell and Heaven. And you will believe that there is a hell and you will believe there is a heaven. You will believe that there is a separation of those who are in the life of God, and those who are not in the life. You will obviously then, that’s part of what happens when you, being a Christian for the rest of your life on earth. It’s not to try and keep your salvation. Because like I’ve said before, if my sons are born from me, they will always be my sons, whether they choose to have fellowship with me or not, that’s a different question. Fortunately, they do. But you know the question is, nothing can change their birth, or the rights that they have in their birth.
So you don’t spend the rest of your time on earth trying to keep your salvation. Your salvation is, because Jesus lives in you and you have received Jesus as your Saviour. So what’s the point of being a Christian? The point of being a Christian while you’re on earth is, so that you can become spiritual, so that you can become more like Jesus. That’s why they call us Christians, more like Jesus. So why would you want to become more like Jesus? What’s the point of being spiritual? Why on earth would you want to be spiritual, on earth? Well, spirituals can bring that life onto the earth. So the point of being a Christian is so that you can become spiritual. The reason you want to become spiritual is so that you can bring God’s life to the earth. If you’re a Christian, and you are not in the process of bringing God’s life to the earth, then your Christianity is wasted. And God will hold you account, for your wasted Christianity. Because the Bible says the whole earth, in the book of Romans, the whole earth is waiting, or groaning for the manifestation of the sons of God. What does that mean? It means the whole earth is waiting for Christians to bring the life of God to earth. Amen. Hallelujah.
And so, I’m doing part five of, The source and the Future. And I’ve always started my message, or mostly, I started my message with, Now, faith is the assurance of things you hope for, being the proof of things we do not see (Hebrews 11:1). So, faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses. So I explained faith to you, last week. I explained that as you speak the Word, as you speak the Word of God. As you speak the Word of God, your soul, your heart, becomes the incubation of the seed of the Word of God. And there comes a point in your life, when the Word gets to a thirty, sixty or a hundred-fold harvest, then it’s time to harvest that Word. When you harvest that Word, faith comes, and when faith comes, you no longer have to believe that you are receiving, you know that you have received. You already know that it’s coming; you just yet can’t see the evidence of it. There’s a difference in the hope of the Word grown up, versus a hope that is just a dream, or a hope that is just wishful thinking.
So if you listen to people that are dream talkers, then all they are trying to do is inspire you to have a dream and to organize your life to go after your dream. That’s all about you. Hope talkers are all about faith. It’s a big difference. So when we say, show me Your Glory Lord. We’re not saying something that is just about a dream, we’re saying something that is full of hope. It’s the God kind of hope that delivers faith in the end. Amen.
The way that the Lord gave it to me to phrase it is; faith is the power released by the Father, to enforce the will of the Father, expressed through His Words. So if I want the results of faith, what I need to know is the will of the Father. When I know the will of the Father I can speak out the will of the Father, with words, then He releases the power to make all of that come to pass. This is basic simple faith preaching and teaching, but it is very powerful every time I say it. Isn’t it? Because if you want results in your life, then you got to know the will of the Father and you speak the will of the Father, then when faith comes for that He releases the power for it to come to pass. Faith 101! Hallelujah, praise the Lord.
You know, I am very much aware that in our modern world that we live in, there are many people that number one; do not have an identity. They are seeking identity, and more and more, and increasingly so, the ability to receive an identity is becoming more and more difficult. Because there are so many messages, so many voices, so many ideas, so many philosophies, so many conversations going on about so many things that for you to actually get an identity is very difficult. So what tends to happen is, people receive or take on an identity that suits them for the circumstance or the moment or the environment that they find themselves in. But that is like somebody’s boat that is just waiting to be moved around by some storm or sea or some kind of activity. It just goes this way and that way and they never really find out which way they are supposed to go. But if you received Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, then you need to take His Words and His ways as yours. You will have a great identity not only do you have an identity, but you have the power with the identity to change things.
You know, you will know me by now and I am very Biblical, when I use marriage as an example of our relationship with Jesus. When I was a teenage boy, I had this dream; I had this idea of what kind of relationship I wanted to have in a marriage. You know and most people tend to have some idea of what they want in a relationship, some people have some idea, some dream, some hope of where their future will rest with a relationship, a serious, significant relationship. So, I had an idea. As I grew in God that idea began to become something meaningful to me, because God showed me, how that relationship could come to pass.
As I was married to Pastor Sharon and as we began to grow together, what we did was, we took the Word of God and we said, “What is the will of the Father? Speak those Words into the marriage, then as the Words go into our marriage, He releases the power to make our marriage what His will and His Word says it can be.” Now let’s be simple about this; if God orchestrated relationships between men and women, and He made them to be what He is in the image of Him, then He knows what it takes to make it work. Let me tell you, marriage counsellors around the world don’t know what it takes to make it work. If they can’t bring Jesus into the relationship, they don’t know what it takes to make it work. Jesus in the relationship knows what it takes to make it work.
It is the same thing; I’ll tell you what, it becomes more and more clear, as time is moving on and you know how much have changed in the last thirty years. Thirty years ago there were no cell phones; can you imagine life without cell phones? No cell phones! You know if you left home and you travelled some place there were no telephones in between. If you left home and you were driving from Witbank to Johannesburg or Pretoria, that hour and a half or two hours there were no telephones. As weird as that may sound, there were no telephones. So when you left home you made your last phone call and when you got to the place you could make another phone call to say, “Hallo, we arrived.” Thirty years ago, faxes were just coming into play, which means before that, if you wanted to let somebody else know, besides a telephone call; you had to send them a telegram, which would arrive in twenty-four hours.
That all happened in thirty years. What do you think is going to happen in the next thirty years? You know, I have told people this before, when I was selling computers; I used to sell computers for millions of Rands and the computers I sold for millions does less than this iPad I got in my hands. By a long way, there is more computing power in here than the computers I sold for millions; in thirty years. I can tell you, we will have robots; they will invade your home. You will have electronic data stored in your body and you will transact without cards or money. That is not the mark of the beast, be at peace, because let me tell you they are already tracking everything you do through Google, through Facebook, through your cell phone, through everything, they know everything about you. Your bank account, your cell phone, Google, Facebook; they already know more about you than you dare think that they know about you.
If you think that is the mark of the beast, you are already lost. Sorry for you. You entered the game without knowing it. That is not the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast is going to be clear and plain and simple for some people to make a choice that they are going to serve Jesus or they are going to serve the system. They are going to serve God or they are going to serve Mammon. Personally I don’t believe we are going to be around for that, anyway. I don’t often speak on end time stuff, but just for your own whatever. Praise the Lord. I am off my message; it’s all your fault. Hallelujah.
I’m telling you that if we don’t live for Jesus and we don’t go with God, it’s going to get more and more evident, those who are going to live for God are going to grow stronger, they are going to become more sure, they are going to be more decisive, they are going to be more dedicated, they are going to get downloads from God and they are going to make a difference with the revelation that they receive. People are going to wonder how is it that you are so steady, stable and everything is working in your life when everything in the rest of the world is chaos. Cause the world is only going to speed up and get faster, it is not going to get slower. The stress and the pressure and everything else that is going to come with it, is going to be, it’s just going to rise.
If you think there is pressure on relationships now, wait. This whole thing of what we call morality we haven’t even started to question about morality. Because morality is not even become a word, it’s going to become a lifestyle cliché and people are already choosing to live any way that they want, but you wait and see what happens. Until the children of God manifest, come on now. The whole earth is groaning, waiting for Christians to be spiritual, so that we can bring God’s Life to the earth and when they see what God-life looks like; they are going to want it. The more they want it, the more people are going to run after it and it is going to start to make the difference. Hallelujah. I am preaching good today.
I want to just remind you that I am speaking of Jacob’s Constellation today and it is not just a word, I am going to quickly run through for you. Genesis 12:1-4 (MSG) 1God told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you. 2-3I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; you’ll be a blessing. I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you.” 4 So Abram left just as God said, and Lot left with him. That is going to become a key difference in our future, is those people that do what God says, you are going to see their lives will flourish. That is what Brother Jerry’s message has all been about, is about show me Your Glory Lord. His message is all about those who are faithful in the house of the Lord are going to flourish. You are going to live in God’s glory and it is going to show. Hallelujah.
Last week I spoke about the king, about the king of Salem and the Priest of the Most High God, Melchizedek who blessed Abraham and he said; Genesis 14:20 (MSG) 19 Melchizedek blessed Abram with this blessing: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who has defeated your enemies for you.” then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of all the goods he had recovered.
Genesis 15:2 (NLT) 1Some time later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.” If you choose God, your reward will be great. 2 But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord, what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since you’re given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth”
So for weeks now, I’ve been preaching about the lineage from Noah. He had three sons and through Shem, eventually Abraham was born and he also, but he cursed one of his sons Ham, well actually his grandson Canaan and he said, “You will be a servant of servants.” And so God would not permit all of Abraham’s blessing to go to a servant. Okay
Genesis 22:15-18 (AMPC) 15The Angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time, this is when he had his son on the altar Isaac, and he said this is the blessing he’s giving him. 16 And said, I have sworn by Myself, says the Lord, that since you have done this and have not withheld [from Me] or begrudged [giving Me] your son, your only son, 17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies, 18 And in your Seed [Christ] shall all the nations of the earth be blessed and [by Him] bless themselves, because you have heard and obeyed My voice.
It’s just two things I want to quickly say this here, say about this. The first thing I want to say was; where was Isaac when God spoke to his dad? He was with him; he was lying on the altar. Isaac heard God speak these words to Abraham. And he said, he heard, “In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heaven and your seed will possess the gates of His enemies.” Isaac is hearing this blessing and he understands that his seed, he’s going to possess the gates of His enemies. In other words, there’s no enemy on earth that can stand against him. That is a major, major blessing, right?
The second thing I want to say to you about this is; all the nations of the earth shall be blessed by Him and bless themselves. So how do you bless yourselves? I know my wife blesses herself all the time. She phones me and she says, “John I just blessed myself.” I said, “What is it this time?” “A pair of shoes?” “Okay?” She’ll phone me again a week later and she says, “John I just blessed myself again.” I said, “What is it this time?” Well you know, a couple of new belts or you know some new jewellery or you know and in a week later she’ll phone me and says, “John I blessed myself again.” I say, “What is it this time?” “I saw a handbag; I can’t believe it I saw a handbag it is just made for me, it’s just everything I’ve ever wanted and it was just waiting for me to see it and so I bought it. I blessed myself.”
I tell you what, men do that themselves, they just have a different argument with their wives. They go home and they say, “I blessed myself” They say, “What is it?” “Well I bought myself a new knife.” “Really? What?” “Ja, it is this fancy knife that can cut biltong like this and cut…” “Really, what did it cost?” “Don’t worry about that it is a beautiful new knife and you will see all the benefits when I slice that biltong.” You know or sometimes it gets a bit bigger. I bought myself a new car. I just blessed myself, it is our blessing. We’re going to drive in it together you know. Don’t you like our blessing? In the meantime, he’s blessed himself and all kind of manner of blessings.
Well here’s the thing; I’m making light of it, but if I speak, if I know what the will of God is for my life and I speak those words out and He puts the power on His words to make it come to pass, I bless myself. Because I’m making all of the life that is God’s life comes to pass in my life. That’s blessing, there is no downside to that. There is no sickness there, there is no disease, there is no poverty, there is no oppression, there is no sorrow, and there is no grief. Living God’s way only has blessing. Hallelujah.
I am not going read this Scripture to you, but last week I talked about how Abraham blessed his son by sending his most trusted servant to go and find him a wife amongst his people, not amongst the people in Canaan. But I’m going to read to you from verse 32, because his servant is now in the house of Laban, not the father where he should have been, but his in Laban’s house. Genesis 24:32-35 (AMPC) 32 So the man came into the house; and [Laban] ungirded his camels and gave straw and provender for the camels and water to bathe his feet and the feet of the men who were with him. 33 A meal was set before him, but he said, [a]I will not eat until I have told of my errand. And [Laban] said, Speak on. 34 And he said, I am Abraham’s servant. Watch what the next words say, 35 And the Lord has blessed my master mightily, and the Lord has blessed my master mightily, hold on a minute. If you have Jesus living in your heart, who’s seed are you? Are you Abraham’s seed? And God has blessed my master mightily and he has become great; So if I say thank you Lord that I am blessed mightily and I become great. Can I receive Abraham’s blessing for me? Through Jesus I can. I wonder that this sound like something that Christians should be, or should we just be humble? Come on now. We’ve got to be humble right? We have to be humble, very humble. So no I don’t know if I can pray and declare that I am blessed mightily, and I am made great, and I am made super wealthy. Don’t think so, because I have got to be humble.
No, I am allowed to speak what the Father’s blessing is over my life. I am allowed to speak that. So how do you go from Abraham to you? Well through Jesus I am the seed of Abraham. Lyk my julle kan nie mooi sien wat ek sê nie. Hoor julle? Mooi oom Nick, mooi. (Looks like you can’t see what I am saying. Are you hearing me?) 35 And the Lord has blessed my master mightily, and he has become great; and He has given him flocks, herds, silver, gold, menservants, maidservants, camels, and asses. I don’t want to talk about the asses so much, because it could be miss interpreted, you know. Okay, let’s call them donkeys, many donkeys. But let’s just use the modern day version of flocks, herds, silver, gold, menservants, and maidservants; let’s just talk about the modern day version.
Let’s talk about many avenues and streams of income and productivity, let’s talk about much money that flows through your hands because He blesses all the work of your hands. Let’s put this into context, it’s okay to fly jets and to drive in very expensive cars, because if you’re one of the most mightily blessed men on the earth! If you have menservants and maidservants, what do those people do? They work for you. That means their energy and their productivity is designed to make you wealthy. You can speak that over yourself. Magtig man, ons mag mos. (Goodness man, we are allowed to). Hallelujah.
Now I just want to say to you that this Scripture in Genesis 24:50 has very great significance in our future teaching. So next Saturday we have a Glory Saturday. What I don’t finish today I will finish next Saturday. I have been saying that week after week, but I am getting there. Genesis 24:50-51 (AMPC) 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, The thing comes forth from the Lord; Do you see that? The thing that you are talking about, this issue that Rebekah is going to become the wife of Isaac, the son of this man that is blessed mightily The thing comes forth from the Lord; we they make a choice here, we cannot speak bad or good to you. 51 Rebekah is before you; take her and go, and let her be the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has said.
I began to meditate on that a little bit and I thought why is it significant that they know that this is the will of God, but they don’t speak good or bad? They only make a choice to release Rebekah. So they know that they can’t say, “No you can’t have her,” because God is in this. So maybe they didn’t want to give her, because Rebekah was one of a number of daughters, but she was the one that God chose, for Isaac. Now watch this. I wonder what would have happened to Laban’s future and Bethuel’s future, if they had made this declaration, “We know this thing comes forth from the Lord. Therefore, we bless our daughter Rebekah, to go forth with you and we bless her life with Isaac and we bless her to be productive and produce many sons and daughters. And we bless her in all the things that she will become to your master’s son.” I wonder what would have happened in their life if they had made a blessing like that.
Instead they say nothing. They just recognize that God’s at work. Let me tell you, if you recognize God’s at work and you do nothing with it, nothing is what you’re going to get. It has a great impact when Jacob arrives at Laban, and I told you about the Laban syndrome. I also told you last week that Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac, then Abraham died and God blessed his son Isaac.
Genesis 25:19-22 (AMPC) but I’m going to just read from verse 21. 21 and Isaac prayed much to the Lord for his wife because she was unable to bear children; and the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife became pregnant. 22 Two children struggled together within her; and she said, If it is so (that the Lord has heard our prayer), why am I like this? And she went to inquire of the Lord.
So just one quick point I want to make here is that, when they didn’t, when they couldn’t have a result they didn’t go to the best Gynaecologist in the land. They went to the Lord. I have nothing, I’ve got great respect for the medical profession and you’ll have heard me say many times God uses the medical profession to get things done in ways that we, our faith couldn’t produce. But I want to make this point; we must make a habit of going to the Lord, before we go to the medical profession. Why is it important? Because if you go to the Lord; He may direct you to a medical profession, but you will be doing the will of the Lord. He will guide you and then He will bless you in everything that you do. Hallelujah.
I had a wonderful young woman working for me. You all knew her as Alicia. And Alicia and her husband, they couldn’t fall pregnant. They were not falling pregnant. And so Brother Jerry came to the service here, not this year February, but previous year in March, he came to minister here for three days. And if you remember a strong anointing came on him to pray for people that couldn’t fall pregnant. And so she went up for prayer and my immediate thought was, “O gats, what’s going to happen if she leaves me?” Because if you fall pregnant you got other responsibilities, you know? Well, she fell pregnant. The Heavenly Gynaecologist intervened. Hello? And so I know she’s pregnant and I know that maternity leave is coming and her life is going to change and she’s going to have to, you know. And the way I’m thinking is that she has a laptop, you know, all those things, she can work from home and come into the office from time to time, until she has an understanding of where her future’s going.
Just because she’s having a baby, didn’t mean that she was going to be separated from me, from us. So I’m traveling to America and I’m in America with Brother Jerry in October, November last year, and I’m praying one morning and the Lord says to me: “Alicia’s leaving you and you must let her go”. I said, “Lord, I know she is; she’s going to go have a baby.” So I know that already, you know, like I’m telling the Lord, tell me something I don’t know. Anyway He said, “Alicia’s leaving you and you must let her go.” I said, “Well obviously something’s going on here and I’ll find out later, you know.” So I said, “Thank you Lord.” Then He said, “It’s in My will, this is My will.” I said, “Okay.”
So I came back from America and I am three days, four days, I’m back in South Africa and I’m in the office, here at the back and Alicia knocks on the door. She comes and she says, “Pastor John, I have got something I need to talk to you about.” And I said, “I know, when are you, leaving me?” She says, “How do you know? There are only two people who know? It’s me and my husband and that’s not even guaranteed yet, because they’re still busy doing the negotiations of us going to go and live in Malelane.” I said, “No the Lord spoke to me when I was in America, and He said you’re going be leaving me, I must let you go and bless you.” They weren’t, the deal wasn’t even done between the job with her husband and the company. I already knew the deal was done. So now they’re living in Malelane, and we bless them, bless them out of our, amongst us and she’s still connected to us, hallelujah. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s watching us by livestream this morning. If she’s not, I’m sure Sarah will tell her to watch on livestream later, hallelujah. I’m just trying to say God knows things that we don’t know, and if we just, tap into what His will is, then it just goes better for us, so inquire of the Lord.
Genesis 25:22-23 (AMPC) 22 Two children struggled together within her; and she said, If it is so (that the Lord has heard our prayer), why am I like this? And she went to inquire of the Lord. 23 The Lord said to her, [The founders of] two nations are in your womb, and the separation of two peoples has begun in your body; the one people shall be stronger than the other, and the elder shall serve the younger.
I want to just show you that when God spoke these words to Rebekah, He was speaking about something much more profound, than two men that were going to have children and produce nations. The first born was the stronger, the second born was going to lead the firstborn. I preached for at least two weeks, minimum. I’d touched on it for probably three weeks, where I preached from 1 Corinthians Chapter 15 that the first man was made after Adam and was made clay and the second man was a life giving spirit. And the first was, had to first be Adam and you don’t have the right to exist without a body, and the second is the life-giving spirit and the second One brings us eternal life. When God is speaking to Rebekah, He is saying the first man that is born, is going to be the stronger, but the second man that is born is going to be the leader of the first man. And the stronger man will serve the second one.
Let me tell you, the first nature that you’re born with is the stronger nature before you get born again, because it dominates all the decisions in your life, and it is strong. You just go and have a look at a three-year-old child and find out if they don’t have a will of their own already; make it two years’ old that’s why that’s been called the terrible two’s. Because suddenly they find out they can talk and now they can express their will and they want to run everywhere and do just everything that they want to do. You know what’s happening? The first man, the firstborn one, is strong in this desire to make its own will known. Let me tell you it doesn’t change, it just gets more controlled; unless the second man is born, and the second man is the man that is the nature of Jesus Christ that is born in you. Look what He says to her, “Two nations are in your womb, the separation of two peoples has begun in your body, the one people shall be stronger than the other, and the elder shall serve the younger”. Which means the elder, the first nature, will serve the second nature that is born.
Hey, glory to God! I’m going to finish off this morning with Jacob’s constellation, because I have to just remind you about some things in a timeline. So Jacob’s constellation; Jacob is born, but there is a war between Esau and Jacob, in such a way that as Esau was being born, Jacob, the Bible says, got a hold of his heel. Let me tell you something, your spirit man is desperate to reconnect with Jesus, that it is fighting you from the time that you were born, to be born again. It’s always leading you to Jesus. Hallelujah. So the Lord gave me this word Jacob’s constellation, and I remind you that the constellation is: a configuration of stars as seen from the earth, an assemblage of splendours or excellences, an arrangement of parts or elements, the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time, I’ll speak more about that later, the gathering of famous or important people. So I just want to say this, an assemblage of splendours or excellences, the outcome, an arrangement of parts or elements, the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time, and a gathering of famous and important people.
In 2010, I had a prophetic word from God. It was the beginning of the year in January and it has ended up becoming a rather important turning point or a strong prophetic word for us. I am going to read it to you.
“It’s the time of God,” is what I said. “I know that God has got a shifting in the Spirit that has begun to happen. I want to tell you and I’m speaking by the Holy Spirit now that as the world has experienced the financial shift that has happened and it began to have signs that something wasn’t right, some 18 months ago. There was a shifting, a shaking and the nations began to take note and began to shake. So there is a shifting in the Spirit, and it’s the early signs that there is a shifting in the Spirit.
And you will see that the nations will begin to take note of what God is doing. Sure it’s a shifting for our church. Sure we are seeing the signs of the move of God, the early signs of the rain of the Spirit that is happening in our church, but it is not just for our church. There is a shifting in die spirit for the Body of Christ. There is a shifting of the Spirit of God in this nation! And it’s happening right now. It’s happening right now!”
It’s always good to see something in hindsight. Sometimes you got to use a man’s mouth to speak seeds into the earth so that the seeds can grow up and bring about the change that you’re talking about, because you’ve got to release these words by faith. “There is a shift that there are certain institutions that there are certain standards that have been set in the world, and they are going to begin to crack and the church is going to begin to rise up and they’re going to occupy, and they are going to be dominating, because they’re going to have solutions. Take note church, take note! It’s the time of God! It’s the season of God! It’s the time of God! It’s the season of God! It’s not the season of power politics of the world. You may see that, but it’s the time of God! It’s the season of God that He has orchestrated for His glory and His power to come and be seen in the world. It will not manifest in the way the world thinks, because the world wants things to happen with spectacular fashion. They want things to happen in ways that they can identify, as they had something to do with it.
It’s the season of God! It’s not the season of man. It’s the season of God! When God chooses to do things there is no man that can stop Him. There is no government on this earth that can stop Him! There is no philosophy on this earth that can stop Him! There is no financial situation on this earth that can stop Him! It is the season of God! It’s the season of God, Church!” Hallelujah. Praise the Lord! Glory to God!
It was actually given by me on the Sunday morning the 9th of May 2010. In the rest of that year, I first preached my message on Jacob’s constellation, or at least I definitely preached on Jacob’s constellation in that year. I believe it was the first time that I preached on Jacob’s constellation. And this is what I said on the 12th of December 2010, “Our God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The blessings of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are upon us, through Jesus. If we follow Jesus, it’s the Constellation, the assemblage of parts and elements, and it’s a time frame, when all these components are coming together. It’s is a time frame, when there is this season in the configuration of the earth, when there is so much turmoil.”
This is what I said, “Japan has an earthquake and tsunami; there is all the unrest in the Middle East, the world is trying to recover from the economic distress and disorder and implosion.” Remember it was after all of those financial markets collapsed, in America and in Europe. Do you like, or I want to tell you none of these things intimidate me. None of these things make me afraid, because my God says, it’s Jacob’s Constellation, it’s time for us. I am not talking about one month, three months, six months; this is a thing that was activated and accelerated in Jacob’s life. It was something that moved him for the rest of his life. The Lord said to me, “It is Jacob’s Constellation; it’s time for the body of Christ, the people who are going to follow after God, Jacob’s Constellation has kicked in, the beginning of new things, new momentum, new developments in our lives, this is the time, this is the time. This is not a prophetic Word. I am telling you, thus says the Lord, tomorrow you’re going to open a business and by Friday it’s going to be successful. This is a season we are going into that has got impact for decades.”
So if you want to know why the Lord has led me to begin to have a more thorough examination of Jacob’s Constellation. This is why. So what has happened, since I preach that message? A great deal of change has come. Pastor Sharon spoke on the 2nd of June in 2012 on the, message Jacob’s Constellation. Why she did it then, is only by the Holy Spirit. I will share more of what she spoke, later or in another time, but she said this. She was speaking about us, but speaking about anybody that’s connected to us, “The wars that you’ve had for twenty years, He will convert war into wealth in one year and He will give us peace with all our enemies in seven days.” That’s what she said prophetically. Now I tell you what, when Brother Jerry got up in the pulpit last year and he got up and said, “God will do in one year what used to take 10 years, and he will do in two years what used to take twenty years”. Pastor Sharon, in her capacity as a prophet, she already declared that in June or 2012, that He’s going to convert our war of twenty years into wealth in one year.
The time of God has come. What am I talking about? I’m talking about spirituals, Christians who are spirituals, who understand what God is saying and doing, and then because we know the will of God, we speak out the will of God, which releases His power to make those things come to pass. I’ve got good news for you, because God has declared these things and continue to declare these things; if you are part of this family, you can have it. You can have the restoration of everything the locusts have eaten out of your life for many years. You can have it restored. Now, you can be like Laban, and say, we recognize that this is from God, but we have nothing good to say about it and nothing bad to say about it, but you can just take her and take what you need to take. You can say that. I prefer to actually say, “I received the words as the will of God and I speak out, the will of God, in my life.”
Colossians 1:9-10 (NKJV) 9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; Can you please say that with me, being fruitful in every good work? Come on, if you had a choice to be fruitful or fruitless, what’s your choice? So, make a choice then. Don’t be Laban and have Laban syndrome and stand on the sidelines and say, “We can’t say good or bad about it, but just you go ahead and do what you must do.” Because if you do that; you’re not going to be fruitful, as you could be.
Colossians 1:11-12 (NKJV) 11strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us who have who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the Saints in the light. Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified us, to be partakers, of the inheritance, of the saints in the light; that means you are qualified when you receive Jesus. You are qualified, to partake in the inheritance. Blessed mightily! Hallelujah.
You need to speak this out.
Colossians 1:13-23 (NKJV) 13He has delivered us from the power of darkness, the strongman, the firstborn, and He has, conveyed us into the kingdom of His Son of love, the second one. Who is going to be strong, is going to rule, the first one, 14in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. 15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For by Him all things were created that are in the heaven and on the earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17And He is before all things, and in him all things consist. 18And He is the head, of the church, of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. 19For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell. 20And by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether the things on the earth or things in the heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. 21And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight. Let me tell you, you are blameless and without reproach in His sight and so, therefore you qualify. 23If indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and you are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul became a minister.
So, I want to show you, church, that this is the fulfillment of the promise that God gave to Abraham. That through Christ, all the nations of the earth will be blessed, and by Him, they will bless themselves. Come on now, this is the assemblage, this is the assemblage of splendors and excellences, an arrangement of parts and elements, the outcome depending on the configuration of influences at the time. Hallelujah.
So, I want to say, what we read in Colossians, is our birthright. If you’re born again into Jesus, first Colossians is your birthright. Hello, it’s your birthright! You are born as a son of God, into the same lineage, as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It’s your birthright. A birthright is the rights, the right or the rights that a person has, because of being born in a certain family or nation. Does that sound like two nations are being fought in your womb? I know, that what I’m saying to you, is, has actually got a lot of, deep spiritual implication, but here’s the thing. I know that if I just, keep messages light and easy for you to hear, then I am in danger of becoming an inspirational speaker, rather than becoming a Bible teacher. God didn’t call me to be an inspirational speaker; He called me to be a Bible teacher. Because if I teach you the Bible, then you are going to get a deeper understanding of what it means for you to be a disciple and if you are becoming a disciple then you’re becoming a spiritual and spiritual people know how to bring life, to wherever they go. Hallelujah.
So this passage of Scripture says, Colossians 1:12-14 (NKJV) 12giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. And inheritance is something inherited; it’s a legacy, it’s a big quest, it’s ownership by virtue of birth right, it’s the right to inherit, anything received as by inheritance from a predecessor. Hallelujah.
So I, I want to say this. That if I had to, if this physical body of mine had to decide, or let me rephrase that, if the Heavenly Father decided that He wanted me home because of walking so close with him like Enoch. You know, and this body stopped breathing, my spirit and my soul would go to be with Jesus and I would live in a spiritual inheritance for eternity. If I, if this event happened to me, I tell you that my wife who would remain behind, would become in her own right, by my will signed as a will. I have willed in a testament, witnessed by an authorized person, on this earth that all of what I have and what I stand for, will transfer to her. She will become “skatryk”, just all by herself. Our will says that if we have to be in a place together and both our bodies had to depart the earth at the same time, that our sons would become “skatryk”.
They don’t have to do anything to inherit it; they just have to have a birth right. You understand? If they started to live in a way that was demonstratively poor judgment, let’s say they were living, my sons as I observed them, they were living in a way that the money they made they squandered, the benefits that they received from being in fellowship with me were not taken seriously. Then when I give my inheritance to them, if it becomes their inheritance, I may add some clauses to the testament, the will and the clause might be, as long as they showed poor judgment, there will be a testator or someone who has financially sound or savvy, will or proven to be with good judgment, will manage the wealth until such time as they show good judgment and these are the things that will edify, identify them as showing good judgment.
Yes? So the way Jesus puts it in the Word of God, He says; 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel (Colossians 1:23, NKJV). What happens to you then? You get all of the inheritance. So you got to live a life of faith and hope, steadfast and grounded in Jesus, then you get the inheritance. What’s He saying; spiritual people get to bring the life of God onto the earth. What is that? All of everything you do is blessed. How did Jacob’s Constellation come about? So Jacob’s Constellation and I promise I’m finished now, Jacob’s Constellation said in Genesis 25, this is how his constellation started. 27So the boys grew. And Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents. 28And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob,
That means nothing, that’s just a statement of fact. 29Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. 30And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore, his name was called Edom. 31But Jacob said, “Sell me your birth right as of this day.” 32And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birth right to me?” 33Then Jacob said, “Swear to me as of this day.” So he swore to him, and sold his birth right to Jacob. 34And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birth right (Genesis 25:27-34 NKJV).
So in closing, where was Isaac when he heard God speak to his father from Heaven? He was on the altar. He was about to be sacrificed, when he saw God intervene. Who was Isaac going to tell about all of the blessing of his life that he received from his father Abraham, who was he going to tell it to? His sons, Esau and Jacob. So Esau’s the man was a birth right, Esau’s the man walking around, powerful man, skilful man, all of the natural things of this world are under his control. Jacob is the second born son he doesn’t have any of this natural power and influence, let’s just use a natural day example. He’s not emotionally intelligent, he’s not skilful in business and finance, he doesn’t have all the academic qualifications stacked behind him, he doesn’t have all the right connections. Esau’s got at all, first-team rugby player, captain of the 1st team Rugby, prefect at the high school, he’s got all the stuff that he ever wanted, he’s the man, and he’s born to the birth right.
Jacob and Esau have been hearing for years how through Abraham and through Isaac, the nations of the earth are going to be blessed. Esau is looking at himself and he’s saying, “Where is there a man on the earth that can compete with me? I have my grandfather’s wealth, who will be passed to my father and when my father goes, all of his wealth and power will be transferred to me, not only that, but all the power that I have in myself? Where is there a man that can challenge me in anything? What does a birth right mean to all of the symptoms, the signs and all of the stuff that I’ve got in this natural world?” Hello?
And he comes and he’s weary from all his goings about doing life that he did so well. The story will tell us that his father Abraham had passed away. Well let’s put it this way, the Rabbinical texts indicate and tell us, which Pastor Sharon and I have these books, we have them in our library. The Rabbinical texts, as written by the Rabbi’s into English, which also means you read backwards. You don’t read left to right, you read right to left. Anyway, that’s just a small thing. But these Rabbinical texts will tell you that actually Abraham had died, which is why Jacob was making a stew of lentils. It had a whole lot of significant meanings, they were not allowed to by tradition, they were not allowed to eat other things and other foods in other ways that could be prepared in other ways. It was a funeral meal.
And when Esau comes into Jacob and he says, “I’m weary of all my living, of all my powerful getting and demonstrating of all my dominance.” He says, “I’m hungry, I need a meal.” Jacob says, “Sell me your birth right. Give me your birth right.” Why did Jacob want his birth right, when he knew how powerful Esau was? And he knew what kind of relationship his father had, with his elder brother. Come on now. Why would Jacob say, “Give me your birth right?” Because if there was ever a time that the blessing was going to be transferred from Isaac, he knew it could only happen if he owned the birth right, the right to inherit the blessing.
He did not know how he was going to get it. All he knew was, give me your birth right and you have to give it to me. And Esau says, “What right is a birth right, if I die?” So with all his skill, of all of his dominance, his lack of wisdom in understanding the time, his lack of wisdom in understanding the time, in that moment he says, “You can have my birth right, I need to live.” So did he not think that if he eats this food, he is going to live and he’s going to live without the right to the birth right? So his logic is all messed up, because what good is a birth right to me if I die? But if I eat the food I’m going to live and then I live without a birth right. So that means he said, “Who’s going to take my birth right from me? In what kind of situation could it happen to me?” And he could not foresee how any situation like that could come to pass. His father was going to bless him regardless of whether he had the birth right, because I’m the firstborn.
So Jacob’s constellation begins, when he understood that he could get the birth right. That’s why to you and me, Christian, believer, son of the Most High God, the birth right that we have in Jesus Christ, is so powerful, because if you have the birth right then you have the right to the blessing. So you don’t have to say, “I’ve got to earn the birth right.” When you got born again you received the birth right. When you receive the birth right, you are in line to receive the blessing. No birth right, no blessing. If you have birth right, you have blessing. Hallelujah.
That’s why Jacob’s constellation began when he received the birth right. I know there’s a lot that we can say about him deceiving his father, to give him the blessing, but he had the right to the blessing, because of the birth right. We don’t want to focus on the deception of what he did to get it, we want to focus on, did he have the right to get it? So because he had the right to get it, when Esau came and Isaac realised that he had blessed Jacob, he could he could not withdraw the blessing. In fact, he had to say, “I have blessed him with everything I’ve got to bless him. Therefore, everything I have spoken over him must come to pass.”
And therefore I had to spend weeks teaching you about the soil of your heart that incubates the Word. That as the Word comes out, it becomes the power of blessing. The Word of God says, life and death, the power of life and death are in the tongue and they that eat the fruit of it, you will eat the fruit of your words. So the new soil is in your heart, the new soil is not in the productivity of the earth. The new soil is in your heart and you have a birth right by inheritance. And by inheritance you can bless yourself and you can bless others around you. And so you should not spend another day, you should not let another day go by, where you do not begin to bless yourself.
And this is how you bless yourself; I bless myself with good health, because the Bible says that Jesus put all the stripes, had all the stripes put on Him so that I can live in health. And I thank you Lord and I bless myself in wealth, because Jesus became poor so that we could become rich. And I thank you Father, that Your Word says that I will be in health and prosper even as my soul prospers and I speak to my soul now and I command my soul to be blessed. And I bless you soul full of hope, I bless you soul to have full of dreams, I bless you soul to have faith, I bless you soul for all those things that God has spoken to come to pass, I bless you
How can you do that? I have birthright that I can speak God’s words over my life, because they are promises that must come true, hallelujah. That’s why Jacob’s Constellation started with the birth right, then he had the father’s blessing, then he had the blessing of the future and then he had the blessing of identity change, hallelujah. I’ll tell you what, I thank God that we all have an identity change that we not only have had an identity changed, from the old man to the new man but we have an identity change from day to day. As we bless ourselves our identity becomes about blessing, not about cursing, halleluiah. Praise the Lord. When I started on this journey, I didn’t think that it would take me all of this way, to get to this point. I praise God I’m doing a thorough job, I’m doing a thorough job and laying a foundation for us to understand who we are in Christ and what a blessing that we have and it all connects down to the condition of your heart and how you will be with Jesus.
So I need to speak this by the Holy Spirit right now that there are some of you that are hearing this by livestream, or you’re sitting in this service today and you look at yourself and you look at your circumstances of your life and the reality of where you see yourself is preventing you from speaking blessings over yourself. You may be thinking; I cannot receive all of those blessings, because who am I and how will I get from where I am, to where God wants me to be? I’m here to tell you this, you cannot say, that I can’t get there, because the only way you get there is you start now. Don’t look back and say, “I didn’t start and therefore how am I going to get?” God can do in one year what would take ten, He is about redeeming the time.
Now I’m speaking to you by the Holy Spirit, at the end of the service. If you are one of those people where the enemy continually lies to you, about where you are. I’m not smart enough, I’m not educated enough, I’m not good-looking enough, I don’t have enough money, I don’t have enough opportunities, I don’t have the right connections and contacts, I don’t have this, I don’t have no future and the government may this and the taxes may that and you may have any number of reasons that reality rushes at you. I want to say, if you let those thoughts continue to dominate your current now, then your current tomorrow will look the same as your current today, but if you change what you’re saying right now and you begin to say I am the son of the Most High God. I have a birthright to my inheritance and I bless myself, because I am entitled to bless myself by inheritance, because of birthright. So now I speak wealth into my hands, I speak healing into my hands, I speak a future into my hands where multiple streams of income come into my hands. You can speak, and speak, and speak all the will of God, you can speak, and you can speak and you can speak, and as you speak God begins to recognize this person is all in, hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
Won’t you stand with me please? I’m going lead you in this confession, this morning. I want you to say this, “I’m all-in, in Jesus name. I refuse to let my mind and my circumstances dictate my tomorrow. I make a decision now that the Words of God and the will of God, will be spoken out of my mouth and my tomorrow will look like the will of God, will have the blessing of God, because of the birthright through Jesus, in Jesus name, hallelujah. Glory to God, glory to God!
I am convinced of this, that if you go back and you start listening, on a daily basis, to everything that I’ve ministered from the very first message of The Source and the Future and you listen, and you listen, and you listen, and you fill your life with this message you cannot help but change. You don’t even have to pay for it; all you got to do is download the Heritage of Faith App onto your phone and when you get that you can listen to the messages as you wish. Amen. Or you can go to the Heritage of Faith YouTube channel and you’ll see my smiling face there, now that says, welcome to Heritage of Faith YouTube channel, hallelujah.
I sometimes listen to YouTube and I don’t watch it, I just listen to it. You know sometimes if I’m running or cycling or doing something on the indoor trainers, I’ll have the YouTube channel going, sound turned up loud, but I’m actually just listening to it I’m not watching it. If you’re running on an indoor trainer, you know on a treadmill you could fall over and damage yourself. You know you need to be watch out, hallelujah. Praise the Lord. This is a good day, it’s a blessed day, it’s a God day for me, it’s a God day for you, hallelujah. Glory to God.
Can I pray for you and bless you and release you? Hallelujah.
Father, I pray in the name of Jesus that every one of Your people that have come here today, that they are blessed going in and blessed going out. I pray that they are protected by Your word and the blood of Jesus and no weapon that is formed against them, will prosper. I pray as I always pray Father that this Word will grow up and produce a great harvest in their lives and I pray Father that they will reap a great harvest in the name of Jesus. And their faith will grow strong and their world will change day to day.
Do you agree with this prayer? Then you can all say Amen, hallelujah. Thank you for coming to church, if you are here and you need to have someone pray for you or you need to have someone lead you to Jesus, please come and we’ll help you in the front here, Amen.