Understanding Sound & Song (Part 2) – Ps Sharon Bendixen (WTB)
Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 8:9 (AMPC); 2 Corinthians 9:6-8,10 (AMPC); Ephesians 4: 8-13 (AMPC); 1Thessalonians 2:13 (AMPC); Matthew 18:3-6 (KJV); Mark 5:1-3 (KJV); Mark 5:5 (KJV); Mark 5:15,18-20 (KJV).
Because He’s sending Brother Jerry again, we’re preparing for the Lord, and that will be on the 18th and 25th of January 2020. And then you have to diarize 25th to 29th March 2020. It will be our 20 years celebration camp-meeting in Clarence. We’ve already been absolutely amazed at the response from you all, keep that date open.
The next thing that I have to do, is tithes and offerings. I’m going to read you one of my favourite scriptures. You know, when Pastor John and I were finding out about the promises of God, that not only has He made health and healing available to us. Not only has He made eternal life available to us through salvation in Jesus, but that He also made provision. He made financial increase available to us. The gospel, it says, Jesus preached the gospel to the poor. So, good news to a poor person is not, just stay poor, just have lack, be happy, I’m preaching the gospel to the poor. The gospel to the poor, wow, was that you don’t have to be poor anymore.
I remember when I first heard that, because I grew up with my mom and dad were pastors, and I grew up in the AFM. My father was a pastor in the AFM, and you have to understand we grew up with very good sound doctrine from God’s Word, but we never got taught, that God will supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. We never got taught that aspect of Christianity, of our covenant rights and our salvation.
So, when I first heard it, that God wants you to prosper, I got quite uppity, quite prideful in my heart. I thought I have grown up in church all my life, I’ve never heard that. I’m going to check that out for myself in the Word of God because that’s just how I like to do it. I go, with the Holy Spirit who lives in me to the Word of God to check it out. I went, and I took all the scriptures that our pastor was giving us, and I went, and I looked them all up because I thought, he’s probably taken them all out of context. That’s what these people do that want your money. They just want your money. It was God’s love, to Pastor John and I, bringing us the good news to us, who were very poor. The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not lack. I shall not want. Glory to God. Just like an earthly father wants good things for their children, how much more our Father in Heaven would make provision for that aspect of our lives as well.
And so, one of the scriptures, and we going back like 35 to 37 years, when I first found out that God was interested also, not just in my spirit life, not just in my relational life; as a wife, and what the Word had to say about that, and as a mother and as a child of God in His house, and in terms of my healing, but also in my finances. This was something that really… because if you go and read 2nd Corinthians chapter 8 and chapter 9, none of these scriptures that I’m going to read to you are taken out of context. They are completely in context of financial provision from our Heavenly Father. He says here in the Amplified Bible, especially because like I told you all, I only had the Amplified Bible, because somebody had given Pastor John an Amplified Bible and a King James. He was using the King James and so I annexed his Amplified Bible because we were too poor to buy anything else. Right, but I had my Amplified Bible and so I was looking here, 9For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied). (2 Corinthians 8:9 – AMPC). Oh, how interesting is that. Then, 2nd Corinthians chapter 9, these are scriptures I know off by heart because I love them so much, I put them in my heart and in my mouth, even all those years ago.
6[Remember] this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously [that blessings may come to someone] will also reap generously and with blessings. 7 Let each one [give] so, this was to me; Let Sharon give as she has purposed and made up her own mind and purposed in his heart. (2 Corinthians 9:6 – 7 AMPC). So, this is how we are to give. Not because it’s extorted out of you, or this is how I learned from God’s Word to be a giver. He who sows sparingly and this is how we got out of poverty, by sowing and reaping. Sowing and reaping. The sowing and reaping principle of God. 6 …He who sows generously will also reap generously with blessings. 7 Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his own heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion. (2 Corinthians 9:7 AMPC).
There were always times, when I would know, there would be somebody that would; your spirit knows when you are being made a pull on to give under compulsion, and you know that that doesn’t happen here in this church because Pastor John and I are not dependent on your giving. Our needs are supplied because of our giving, isn’t that amazing? So, God doesn’t need, God doesn’t need; we need to be generous, we need to step into the sowing and reaping principle because it benefits us. As if God has need of our tithes and offerings, when He lives in heaven, with streets pathed of gold, no that’s my covenant connector, my generosity, my purposing in my own heart. I make up my own mind what to do, I choose to do this.
So it says here, 7…not under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving]. He is unwilling to abandon or to do without a cheerful, joyous, “prompt to do it”, giver, whose heart is in His giving. That is how I give. I’m a prompt, joyous, and prompted; I’m a ready prompt, joyous giver. My heart is in my giving, my heart is in my giving, because my heart I give to Him and my heart is in my giving, and I don’t do it under compulsion, I do it because I’m cheerful, I’m cheerful. I’m so glad He preached His good news to this poor one and I’m happy to declare to you we are poor no more. We continue to sow and reap and sow and reap, and supernatural increase is coming, more and more than before. Glory to God. Did you get something out of this?
Let’s take up the tithes and offerings, hallelujah. Hallelujah. It’s so wonderful; it’s wonderful that we can give like this. Oh, I wanted to read the next verse, but I’m going to read the next verse as you put into the offering.
7God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving]. 8 And God is able to make all grace (every favour and earthly blessing) earthly blessing, earthly blessing to make all grace (every favour and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation]. (2 Corinthians 9:7-8 AMPC) Hallelujah, that means you’re going to have enough for you and enough to give.
Verse 10; 10 And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity]. (2 Corinthians 9:10 AMPC) My, my, my, my you need to go and read that portion of scripture of yourself, in context. Glory to God.
Father, we thank You. Let’s pray over these tithes and offerings today. Father, we thank You for Your people, Your people in this house that are cheerful, joyous, prompt to do it givers and their heart is in their giving. You know that Father. You’ve known because You see our hearts and You know our hearts, Father and You are unwilling to abandon us or to do without us. You prize us above other things Lord. Hallelujah and You are making Your grace come to us in abundance so that we always whatever the need or the circumstance, we are self-sufficient, possessing enough to require no aid or support Father, Your people. We are furnished in abundance and to every good work and charitable donation and we are thriving, Father as a people in the law of sowing and reaping. We are thriving Father in Your principle of sowing and reaping, and we thank You for it, Lord. We thank You that we do not prosper according to the world’s economy, we prosper according to the Kingdom, Your Kingdom, Father, Your Kingdom ways, Father. That’s how we prosper, and we recognise that, and we praise You for that in Jesus name and we all say, Amen. Hallelujah.
So, let me see if I’ve done a good job here. Take up the offering, then pastor comes on the stage; ministry by pastor. Here I am, Pastor Sharon. Glory to God. Are you having fun this morning? I tell you I’m so full of God, the joy of the Lord this morning, because He is good, for the Lord is good. Won’t you just say this with me? For the Lord is good and His mercy endures forever. His mercy is His tenderness of His heart toward us and His loving-kindness. Hallelujah. Glory to God. So, there we go.
This morning before we are going to have a time in sound and song; I began to teach you and instruct you last week about the power of sound and song and what He is doing here now with us. Right? We are a house of prayer. God has been busy with us for a long time building this House of Prayer. Our corporate prayer organized and established, it’s increasing and intensifying. God is a God Who hears and answers prayer.
Jesus was the One that came into His house. That was the one time He came into His house with a whip and He overturned the money tables in the temple, and He said; “My house shall be called a House of Prayer, you have made it something else. My house shall be called a House of Prayer.”
This is an instruction that the Lord gave Pastor John at the end of 2008; “You build Me this House of Prayer,” and our corporate prayer has been increasing and intensifying and we have evidence of answered prayer.
Like I shared with you last week, Hezekiah was a man who had spectacular response of God, to his prayers and it says, his heart was lifted up in pride. Well, that is not something that we are going to have happen in this house, because we are not going to have our hearts lifted up in pride. We are going to be like a little child. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
Fortunately for King Hezekiah, he repented of his pride, because who is the one that answers our prayers? God. Whose idea was prayer, in the first place? God’s. Hallelujah.
We are a household of faith. We have been taught how to live by faith, the just shall live by faith. In this house, we have been taught to live by faith, for 20 years. We got taught to live by faith from that time, that we were planted in a household of faith. We have been living by our faith. The just shall live by faith. We are not getting pride and lifted up because we are living in faith and faith produces, our covenant results. We are not going to get lifted up in pride.
We are a House of music and sound and song too. We are not going to get lifted up in pride, just because God is increasing and intensifying, our living by faith, our prayers, our corporate praying together. My, my, my. Now, Ministry of music is a surge, right now.
Do you remember Pastor John, ministered on spiritual surges? It is a surge right now, that the Lord, wants us to understand, what it is about. He wants me to declare and speak words to you today and release them so that He can use them in us. He wants me to release and speak words, today to you, for us to take with us as we cross the threshold going through this New Open Door.
So, that is what I am going to be doing. I am going to be just obeying God, here. I want to start here I think, with what Pastor John said. Pastor John said this on 16th of December.
It is a very humbling thing to receive a Word from God from a human messenger. If an angel appeared to you, then it would be very simple and very easy to say, “Well, an angel appeared to me and Wow.” But when God uses a human messenger, it requires faith and humility to say, “I will receive it from God through the human vessel.”
1 Thessalonians chapter 2, from the Amplified Bible, I am going to read that to you, 1 Thessalonians chapter 2, you have become familiar with the scripture. You have become familiar with the scripture because it is God’s way, people. God sends a messenger with a message.
First of all, I am going to read to you from Ephesians chapter 4. It is from the Amplified Bible. I am going to read you from Ephesians, Chapter 4. Jesus, 8 …. When He (Jesus) ascended on high, from verse 8,…. He bestowed gifts on men. Verse 10, 10 He Who descended is the [very] same, Jesus descended, as He Who also has ascended high above all the heavens, that He [His presence] might fill all things, now look, Jesus who ascended gave gifts to men, He bestowed gifts on men, verse 11, 11 And His gifts were [varied; He Himself, Jesus. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers. Jesus gave gifts to men. He hasn’t stopped since He has ascended and gave gifts to men. He hasn’t stopped that pattern. He hasn’t stopped that way. And so it says, why does He do this?
12 His intention.., verse 12 was, 12 His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church), 13 [That it might develop], (Ephesians 4: 8-13 AMPC) That it might develop, and that is what we are all about, is developing and maturing. That it might develop until we all attain oneness in the faith, in the comprehension of the full and accurate knowledge of the Son of God. That we may arrive at really mature manhood, that we may arrive at really mature manhood.
So, can you arrive at really mature manhood without apostles, prophets, teachers, pastors and evangelists? No, because Jesus gave these gifts, Jesus gave these gifts to the body.
The fact that some people abuse this gift, the fact that some people are building, that are not even listening to the Lord, Jesus Christ, is none of our business. Our business is to hear from God and to bring you to full maturity. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
Like I’ve always said to you; The highest calling is not an apostle or a prophet or a pastor or a teacher or an evangelist. The highest calling is a son of God. Say, “I am a son of God. I am a son of God.” That’s the highest calling but then God gave gifts, Jesus gave gifts to men to make sure and to make sure that men come to the fullness, sons of God come to maturity. Because Romans 8, says that the whole of creation is groaning for the manifestation of the sons of God, not for the manifestation of an apostle or a prophet but for the manifestation of the sons of God. Creation is groaning for you to manifest as a son of God, a true full-grown, full-blown son of God. Hallelujah.
So, it’s very humbling. It’s a very humbling thing, Pastor John said. To receive a word from God from a human messenger. When God uses a human messenger, it requires faith to say, I will receive it from God through the human vessel because I understand God’s pattern here. That’s why Jesus said, “Unless you become like a little child you can’t even enter the kingdom of God.” We are little children. We are not childish; we are childlike in our acceptance of the ways of God in our flowing in our believing in our receiving the patterns that we so evidently and obviously see in the Word of God.
So, where are you Thessalonians? I’m going to read this. This is a beautiful, beautiful scripture. First Thessalonians chapter 2 verse 13, Amplified Bible. We, Pastor John and I, even as the Apostle Paul did in his day, 13We [especially] thank God continually for this, that when you receive the message of God [which you heard] from us, you welcome it not as the word of [mere] men, but as it truly is, the Word of God, which is effectually at work in you who believe [exercising its superhuman power in those who adhere to it and trust in and rely on it] (1Thessalonians 2:13 AMPC). That’s what happened to us that day when God sent us a messenger with good news about our finances. We received the Word of God and it exercised its superhuman power in us because we adhered to it, we trusted it, we believed it, we received in the message from, through a messenger because we understand God’s pattern in Ephesians we understand God’s ways in His church. Glory to God.
So, it’s a very humbling thing, to receive a word from God from a human messenger. I’m here to tell you today – it’s a very humbling thing for a true messenger of God to also come to God’s people and say, “I have a Word from God for you.” It’s a very humbling thing, it really is people. I understand that, but when you’re like a little child then you just flow with joy in these things. Glory to God.
Pastor John said, “Threshold, the open door.” We are going to cross a threshold, a threshold, a threshold. The definition of threshold, people this open door is for every single one of you, because Jesus is opening a new door. Why? Because it’s a very humbling thing, that we do as a congregation that when the Lord gives Brother Jerry a word in 2020, I am Opening a New Door for you and Supernatural Increase is going to come through where it’s a very humbling thing. We humble ourselves.
I might as well go here; The New Door, it’s just part of what God gives me speaking in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, Colossians and Ephesians. Just gave me a few things already when we were in America.
The New Door
It’s a Kingdom Door
It’s being opened by You Jesus
How do I go through?
Like a little child
Come to Me like a little child
And you won’t stumble
There’s almost a kind of futility
Just understand when I’m with God on my own it flows from the Holy Spirit to my spirit, it’s Colossians and Ephesians speaking to yourself in psalms and hymns, okay.
There’s almost a kind of futility
Because through this New Door
There will be no place for Pride to hide
Let Me Help you deal with it
Privately, Personally, Powerfully
Through this New Door
Everyday humility will be required
Just like a little child
So Matthew 18 verse 3 to 6 Jesus says, 3Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, the Amplified Bible says, 3a change and turn about and become as little children) ye shall not enter into the kingdom of. (Matthew 18:3 KJV). You do not enter through the new door. You’ll not enter through the new door unless you become like a little child because Jesus said, you can’t even enter into the kingdom. It doesn’t mean you’re not born again and you’re not going to go to heaven when you die, it just means you so think you’re so grown up with all of your thoughts. You think you’re so grown up and God is saying, and I want to teach you some things in your life and you’ve got to stay like a little child teachable, teachable, teachable, changeable, malleable.
Glory! “Whosoever, therefore, shall humble” there is a key. So, how do I become as a little child? Humble himself as this little child, the same as the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Passion translation says this, “at that time the disciples came to ask Jesus, who’s considered to be the greatest in Heavens Kingdom realm, and Jesus called this a little one to His side and said to them. Learn this well unless you dramatically change your way of thinking and become teachable and learn about Heavens Kingdom realm with the wide-eyed wonder of a child you will never be able to enter in.” Isn’t that beautiful? Can I read that to you again? “See here the disciples came to Him, who’s considered to be the greatest in Heaven’s Kingdom? Who’s going to be the greatest, who’s going to be the greatest? What is that? That’s I want to be the greatest. I want to be the best. I want to be the greatest.
Who’s going to be the greatest? Who is going to be the best, and Jesus is so beautiful, He calls a little one to His side and says to them, “learn this well unless you dramatically change your way of thinking and become teachable and learned about Heaven’s Kingdom realm with the wide-eyed wonder of a child you will never be able to enter in. Whoever continually humbles himself to become like this gentle child is the greatest one in Heavens Kingdom realm.” And like I shared with the Prayer Connect people, isn’t that wonderful we all win, when we all humble, we all the greatest together. Don’t you love that? Don’t you love that? Well, who’s the greatest, who’s the greatest? All those people at Heritage of Faith, they really just had a dramatic change and they became like little children that were so teachable to My ways and they just all won, they all the greatest. You mean there is not one greater, no they just all so great. They’re just all so great. They’re so great, they so great together, hallelujah!
Isn’t that wonderful? Isn’t that wonderful like I shared with the Prayer Connect people, one of our congregation members in Johannesburg, and she wasn’t even sharing it in this context, but God so used it with me she said, her little boy, he must be, he is one of these little children, and uh, one of these little children and he ran in his first race against other children and he come stone last and so she was like she’s saying, “I’m just little bit protective and I just want to go and see if he is okay you know because he came so obviously so last,” and she said, “and I was so blessed because he came to me and he said to me, mom, “ma, ons het almal so saam so lekker gehardloop, al die kinders het so lekker saam gehardloop. Ons het so lekker saam gehardloop.”
That is a little child, that is a little child. We just all run so well, didn’t we have fun running together and just we all won. We all won! [Laughing] Hallelujah. I’m telling you; you can become like a little child, you can humble yourself. You see that’s why we don’t sing songs like humble me Lord, bring me to my knees. When Jesus said; “You humble yourself. You humble yourself. You become teachable yourself.” “Laughing.” Isn’t that wonderful?
So, so where am I going now? The threshold. The threshold. We’ve got to cross a threshold. Now I want to read to you a definition of threshold – that is a little different from the definition Pastor John brought because it’s in context what God’s wants to say to you this morning. The threshold, Pastor John said, a threshold means there is something new you’re going to do you haven’t before. There is a new space, a new place, a new way, a new something, a new something. A threshold is the starting point of a new experience. This is for all of you here this morning. A starting, Jesus wants you to have a starting point of a new experience. It’s a point at which something happens. It’s the point which you start to experience something at which something starts to happen at which something starts to change. I know that many of you when you started to come here, you found yourself at that place something is happening. Something is changing in me. Right? That is a threshold.
So, here is what Pastor John said, there are, when you’re going to cross that threshold, there are a number of things that are going to happen. You will find yourself drawn. You will find yourself drawn. You will find yourself drawn. You will find yourself drawn. You will find yourself drawn, but if you allow yourself to be distracted by other things going on, then this thing that’s a new door, you might just miss it. You will find yourself drawn, and this morning the Lord says; “Oh, be drawn, oh, be drawn by Me, oh be drawn by My Spirit. Oh, be drawn by Me.” Don’t misinterpret this drawing, this drawing. To draw means to cause to turn towards, to engaged, to cause you to follow. Jesus says follow Me, to call towards Himself, to cause you to come out for your benefit to come close to pull up, to attract to cause to turn towards to engaged. Be drawn, be drawn. Hallelujah, hallelujah.
Threshold and then he gave us the example of the threshold, what happened to Lazarus, what happened to Lazarus. Jah. What happened to Lazarus, Mary was saying “but he stinks, by this time he stinks he has been decaying, he’s been dead” and Mary, Jesus says to Martha, “Did not I promise you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God. He is talking about the Glory of God, the goodness.” So, they took away the stone, so what Jesus said was, “Roll that stone away,” take the stone away, so they took the stone away. Jesus said with a loud voice, shouted with a loud voice “Lazarus, come out!” and out walked the man who had been dead, his hands and feet wrapped in burial clothes with a burial napkin bound around his face.
The supernatural power of God came upon his decaying body, to instantly restore it to the point that he would have all his burial clothes wrapped around him, his muscles returning to such strength, his ability to return to such normal, that even with grave clothes surrounding him, he could get his muscles working to get himself up, and begin to walk out of the grave.
We are crossing a threshold people; this is what Pastor John declared. He couldn’t help himself, the very power of God came upon him, lifted him up and started to propel him through that door. Lazarus walked through a new door that had been opened to him, he was dead and now he’s alive. There are dead things in our lives people, there have been dead things in our lives that some of us had been carrying them around for a long time, and then Pastor John declared this by inspiration of the Holy Spirit “the new door that God has got to open for you might be that others will open that door.”
It might be that others provide the energy to make it happen but
God will supernaturally draw you, for you to know and for you to have the strength and for you to be able to see and for you to be able to get up from your old self. Get up from your old self. For you to be able to get up from your old self, get up from your old self. Get up from your old self, Sharon, get up from your old self Garth, get up from your old self Kate, get up from your old self, get up from your old self Heritage of Faith, get up from your old self. Hallelujah. Glory glory, glory. Hallelujah.
Get through into a new place. Your new place. I don’t have to worry about whether it’s going to be God or not, it’s going to be like I’m with you God, I’m with you, I’m with you, I’m with you Father, I’m with you Father, open door here is a new door I’ll tell you what, as you go through that new door, as Pastor John speaking, bringing us a message from heaven, and we receive these words so that it can work its supernatural power inside of us, who believe, hallelujah, hallelujah. I believe these words are working in me, I’m getting up, I’m getting up from my dead things, hallelujah. Things I don’t even know that are dead, but I’m getting up, I’m getting up and I’m crossing this threshold I’m coming in Lord, I’m coming You drawing me I’m coming, I’m coming, hallelujah.
As you go, you just got to get up and go, and as you go through that new door, old things that had been upon you for many years, old things that had been upon you for many years, and you been thinking will this ever go, can I ever get rid of this, will this ever change, old things, you see that’s why this word has got to work in you, this word, this word, that’s why we transcribe these messages people.
I’ve got word for word that Pastor John said and I go through it with a fine toothcomb to see, see what the Holy Spirit would say to me, so that I this word can work its superhuman power in me and cause me to become it. To become it, hallelujah. Hallelujah, God never gives us a word that we cannot become, He never tells us a thing to do that we cannot do, hallelujah, glory.
That has been upon you for many years, old things that have kept you captive are going to fall off you, that’s just going to come loose, of you, it’s just going to come loose because you are not even going to be the one who takes it off. The Holy Spirit is going to send those that’s around you, and they just going to unwrap you. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. He is just going to unwrap you. Your life for me is just going to unwrap. Just take it off. Just take it off. Just take it off. After this message it was all working in me and I came to my husband and my best friend, and I said to him, “Where you see the grave clothes unwrap me, unwrap, just help me take them off. If I can’t see and you could see”, Jesus, Jesus, but I’m walking I’m getting up, I’m coming through this new door because Jesus you’ve opened it for me. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Every message that comes is unwrapping grave clothes off me. Glory to You. The Holy Spirit is going to send those that are around you, send those that are around you and they just going to unwrap you. Just going to unwrap you. Hallelujah. Glory.
God wants to take you across the threshold. There’s no way Lazarus could ever have come out of the grave unless he walked out of it. “Yes Lord, I will go there now.” He showed me this many years ago, He showed me many years ago; 2012.
Mark 5, I’m just going to read some verses from verse 1. Jesus, 1And they came over unto the other side of the sea, King James, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2And when he hears Jesus oh Jesus beautiful Son, the Morning Star, the Holy One, our Deliverer and our Saviour, our Redeemer, glory to God. Here He is glory. 2And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs. I want you take note of this word tombs. They met Him out of the tombs, a man with an unclean spirit, 3Who had his dwelling among the tombs; (Mark 5:1-3 KJV). He lived among the tombs now before I read any more, I want to give you this definition of this word tomb that the Lord showed me to help me even then to come out of some dead places that I was in.
This word means a memory, something you remember. It’s a memorial to perpetuate the memory of a thing. It’s connected with remembrance of the dead; dead things. In antiquity the grave is a lonely place to which one may withdraw, and which can be in some sense a dwelling. A tomb is where dead things are buried, things rotten, stinking and decayed. That’s what that word “tomb” means. It means, it’s connected with remembrance of dead things. It’s your memories people, you live, you live, you dwell among the tombs of remembering things, remembering failures, remembering things. A monument set up; you’ve set up a monument in your mind to cause you to perpetual remembrance. Constantly, you live day and night in the tombs.
In our souls, this is what the Lord said to me in 2012. In our souls are buried the memories of failure. Things that have died. Oh, people, His great love speaks to us today. Things that have died, failures, things that went wrong. He wants you to get up, He wants to remove every memory, every trace of it out of your soul. I’m going to show you how song and sound has so much to do with it.
Our souls, in our souls are buried the memories of failure and things that have died. These are inroads that the enemy can walk on anytime he wants to, and he torments you. He torments you day and night. You can’t let him do that anymore. You got to get up, even with your grave clothes on. Trust God that there are going to be those that are around you that are going to help you. Then He said this to me in 2012 “Sharon this is why song is so powerful. It trims away the dead things.”
The word song it means it’s a Hebrew word zamar which means a song accompanied by a musical instrument. Singing, song. David anointed he sang, and his singing caused evil tormenting spirits to leave. The word zamar also means pruning, cutting off dead branches. Removing unwanted parts. Selective removal of parts of a plant such as branches, buts including dead wood removal. This practise entails targeted removal. There’s targeted removal God wants to do in your life. Selective removal, targeted removal of diseased, damaged, dead, structurally unsound, unwanted dead things in your life. That is why psalm, He said to me even in 2012, “That is why Psalm is so powerful.” It’s so powerful. Glory to God. Hallelujah to You.
That’s why love is stronger than death. It’s stronger than death. So, it says here he was dwelling among the tombs. 5And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, (Mark 5:5 KJV) Remembering, remembering failures, remembering horrible things, terrible things. Being tormented being tormented by these demons. If you believe in God, you have to believe that there is a very real enemy. Jesus, the Word of God says, “For this reason was the Son of God manifested that He might destroy all the works of the evil one.” Jesus said, “I have given you power and authority over all the power of the enemy possesses and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself, (Mark 5:5 KJV) Cutting himself, cutting himself. I mean we know people today cut themselves. They’re being tormented, they don’t even realise they’re being tormented by demons because of their past failures because they meditate on it and they allow him inroads into their minds to just keep, they rehearse, they rehearse it. They go through it again and again and again until they drive themselves out of their true mind that God has created them to have. A mind that is full of power and love and a disciplined, sound mind. Hmm, the Lord is speaking to us this morning people.
Cutting himself. 6But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped… (Mark 5:5-6 KJV). Isn’t that interesting and I’m not going to go into all of this today, but if you go to verse 15; 15And they came to Jesus, and saw him that had been possessed by the devil and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind; and verse 18 says, 18And when He had gotten into the boat, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed Him that he might be with Him. 19Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. 20And he departed and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel. (Mark 5:15,18-20 KJV). Glory to God. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Glory, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory to God.
Song has got everything to do with it. I’m going to read to you this declaration that came from Pastor John because remember I shared with you that God wants a sound here. God wants us to have a recognition of what He’s doing here with us in sound and song and music and music ministry. It’s not what you think it is. It’s not what you look at others what it is. It has got a very specific purpose that God wants it to have with a people.
Hmm, so, divine this legacy, by divine assign… this is what God, with great humility, with great humility, I brought this Word to Pastor Garth in 2016, 2017. By divine assign, I put a sound. You see a sound, there are songs that are coming from the sound that God is putting in him by divine assign, I put a sound. No explanation you need, only My Spirit you heed. This sound must resound. I’ve called you with a sound that will now come forth. The sound from the sound that will resound will come, My new sound. This is God’s new sound that He wants! That I have placed in you from your mother’s womb with all other sound, resound. Listen for this legacy transfer, this ancestry, this line divine, for this legacy.
So, why does God want these sounds that He’s giving us, to resound? Because Pastor John declared by the leading of the Lord; songs of light, sounds of heaven. I speak according to Your Holy Spirit right now. The songs and the sounds that are coming out of this church. I command the words, these words, the sounds, the words, the sounds, the songs, the songs, the sounds, the words of this music to begin to draw. To draw, to draw, to draw. Hallelujah. To draw people. Alright, just stay with this now Sharon. To draw. Alright, to draw people to Jesus. To draw them into the intimacy of the Holy One.
The sound and song and words have this power. Oh yes, God knows, the Devil knows what power words and sound and song has! And he has occupied spaces and places in men, the minds of young men and you women and young people and men and women. He has occupied that space and God is now telling us to occupy! You occupy this space that I’m giving you! This is legacy, this is legacy transfer. Hallelujah. I want my sound to resound. To draw them into the intimacy of the Holy One. Why sound and song and signs? To draw you and me and whoever God wants to into intimacy with the Holy One. Words to break down strongholds.
Words to be the sound of heaven. Sound of heaven to be heard, it will draw people, will draw – there’s that word a second time, to Jesus. Father let this be a part of what will draw them that they will come to the sound that they will hear in this atmosphere. There will be a sound that they will hear in their hearts. Sound they will hear in their hearts that will cause them to fall down to give their lives to Jesus, to turn from their old ways and come into the new ways of Jesus. I pray, Father, that the sound, the sound and the songs of this music will begin to permeate, permeate, permeate in the people of Heritage of Faith. You see? It must permeate in me. These sounds must permeate in me. Can you see? Can you see what He’s saying? Can you see what He’s saying? Permeate means to gain entrance into, to diffuse, to pierce, to get into, with your innermost part of a temple. Webster’s says, to make way into, to reach, to pass into the interior. God wants these songs to permeate, the sounds, the sounds, the songs to permeate, to permeate, to permeate. Glory. Glory.
Permeate, sound and the songs of this music, permeate. See, it doesn’t matter how you feel. It’s what God says He’s going to do with these sounds and these songs. It’s what I believe because I’m a little child. It’s what I believe and it’s what I receive because I’m a little child.
Many healings will take place now. Emotional healings. People will give up their old ways and come into the new. Depression will leave. Oppression will leave. People will see the light and the freedom. These songs will be songs of light that will penetrate the darkness of the human mind, penetrate the darkness of the soul that is turned against God for us and out there. It will penetrate the darkness of depression and oppression. It will penetrate the darkness of all kinds of manner of sickness and disease. If you believe this declaration, if you believe it because I declare it this morning under the inspiration and under the prophetic mantle of the Word of God, and this will be so. If we believe this, every time we listen to these songs that are coming and this sound that is coming from this house, people, then this is what I’m believing is happening in me; I’m receiving this like a little child. You have no argument from me, Lord if this is what You’re saying about these songs.
It will penetrate the darkness of religious spirits and all ways of men that have turned against God’s will. It will go forth and accomplish that for which You have sent the sound, Father. I declare it this morning and it will be so. It will be so.
Glory, glory, glory, glory. We’re going to start to minister. We’re going to start to allow… You see, this is recognition of what God is doing and saying to us now, people. I just want to read you one more thing. One more thing and then we’re going to be like little children, right? We’re just going to sing. I didn’t update, I can’t read all of this now. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Okay. This is something that was so amazing to me. Let me just see here. So, I just did an update from 2016 when the Lord has been saying to me about sound. I brought it right up to date;
Suddenly a sound from Heaven, it’s for a move of My Spirit. I’m preparing you. I’m getting you ready for a move of My Spirit. The gold. No brass. I’m instructing you, leading you, teaching you, training you.
See, this is my part. Like Pastor John says to you – he comes with his gift, that’s his part. Pastor Sharon will come with her gift – that’s my part. Pastor Christi will come with her part and all the parts make up the whole for where we must go. Okay, so this was 2016; A change in sound. A first. Unpredictable. This was before I had the word that the sound had to come through this one. Unpredictable for the very first time. Never released until today. Sound distinction. Sound variation. Sound diversity. The extent, the degree, the scope for purpose. A release of new properties in the sound. This is what God showed me. Even in 2016, Pastor John, He was going to release His heavenly materiality properties into the sound if we would just obey Him. Okay. It will now be coming all the time. Okay. Then He said this; For the move of the Holy Spirit, there are certain elements that must be in place. Brother Jerry said this; what price are you prepared to pay? It requires disciplined preparation.
And something that Pastor Garth just said to me earlier on, he said to me, “We cannot have the spiritual excellence without the technical excellence.” God is going to cause us to have technical excellence so that He can have for Himself a spiritual excellence. Disciplined spiritual preparation, we’ve been in a place of discipline as a music ministry to be disciplined. 2017, 5 September; you must work with Garth on songs, there is a sound I’m giving him.
This was before that word He gave me about By Divine Assign. I’m pushing you, you’re in charge of song, it’s your spiritual responsibility, 9 September 2017;
Hasten to prepare,
not a moment to spare,
all of my movements swift,
not going to drift,
not going to miss a thing of what this legacy transfer will bring.
Every day I pray now,
every day I say now,
I’m at every meeting,
hearing every word,
heavily vested in the spirit,
I will it.
2017, 9 September, By Divine Assign, I put sound in this one, at this time. Alright, the sound must resound.
So, then He said this to me, right, got two minutes and then we’re going to. He said here, Pastor John said, “We have church exactly, we will have church exactly”, this was right after the album was released as the Holy Spirit desires, “He has first place, His message, His move, His music”. Okay, I’m not going to read these other things. It will draw people to legacy.
Alright, then he spoke to me about high praise, high praise. Glory. Remember, Brother Jerry said, “Heaven is a noisy place”. We want heaven on earth. So, this was 16th of August at prayer, I was at prayer with Pastor John and Pastor Christi, we pray every week for music ministry. We are to occupy spiritual dimensions allotted to us, the spiritual realm dimension of song and sound. He’s increasing us supernaturally, we’ve been faithful with little, He can’t increase nothing. We’ve been on a journey with the Lord in music and sound and song, we have occupied some, but in prayer today I knew that deep in me, was calling to the deep in God for that which has reserved for us at this time. Things untapped and unoccupied, do we want it really? We can have it.
Alright, and then He said this to me, I’m missing a whole lot of things here people, but I’m, I’m saying this to you today. That the Lord spoke to me on the 20th of September, “Sing the Psalms, Sharon and heaven will come, legacy will be transferred”. Again, He said to me, “You must work with Garth, this legacy transfer is eternal and from heaven and of heaven”. You see, this is the fourth dimension; we’re tapping the fourth dimension. Do you remember Pastor John said, “It takes a spiritual person, to tap a fourth dimensional God”? You cannot logic a fourth dimensional God with your third-dimensional thinking, impossible.
That’s why God has given us our spirit. Spirit, I am a spirit and I have a soul and I live in a body. But I am a spirit and I’m a recreated spirit, and with my spirit I communicate with God, Hallelujah. Glory. It’s where He talks to me, He doesn’t talk to me in my mind. He talks to me in my spirit and He talks to me in my spirit and it comes from my spirit to my mind, out of my mouth. As far as music ministry goes, this was, this was amazing to me; the years of our fathers now go to our soul, I will transfer music ministry legacy to you from the time of David.
Why are you sharing this with me this morning, Pastor Sharon? Because, God wants you to take these new words, over the threshold, into, through the new door when we go through it together. We have to understand, we’re not just coming here to sing a few nice songs, to wait for the message to come. We have to understand what is in the heart and in the mind of God in music ministry. What has always been in His mind and His heart. The ancient eternal one, transferring. I will transfer music ministry legacy to you from the time of David.
I said, Acts 15:14-18, 14I am restoring the tabernacle of David at this time. (Acts 15:16 KJV) This is only spiritually discerned. The recognition of the time that you are living in. And it is for the presence of God. It’s not for us to be impressed, it’s for us to be blessed, we have to pass the test. A supernatural increase of My glory. I’m so blessed, I’m so blessed. See these were spiritual words that I spoke to you today. A lot of other things here.
Okay, come, we are going to just, with new instruction, we are going to sing. With a new understanding, we are going to sing. Stand, thank you; please, let’s stand. Glory to God. Hallelujah. So, we’re going to cross our threshold, we’re going to leave the dead things behind, through the power, one of the tools He’s given us; spiritual tools He’s given us, is sound and song. Glory, glory, glory. Hallelujah, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Hallelujah, hallelujah. Glory, glory, glory.