4 Words in 1
A Prophetic & Teaching Word by video:
Strength is not obtained in the ignorance of wrong, but in the overcoming thereof.
God cannot develop us to become true overcomers, so long as we choose to ignore the things that needs to be overcome.
It is in facing them and allowing the Holy Spirit to engage our weaknesses that He can bring us to the place of complete victory over them.
Shutting our eyes and choosing to ignore the fault lines does not make them go away. It prolongs a problem that remains and that may at anytime spiral out of control and cause the entire foundation to be compromised.
Allow God to deal with your issues and to deliver you from all that needs to go. That is the only true and Authentic way to walk in complete victory.
When Christ lives in you and is allowed to do so in the way of expressing Himself through you, in you being as He Is, then you can be assured of one fact and that is that there will be true evidence of continued change in you.
There will be fruit. You will be in a daily transformational process from glory to glory. You will not remain the same.
There will be a daily growing process whereby your words, your actions and your behavior in all things will be affected to become Christlike — your entire being will become purified with His Presence so that He may be identified in all you are.
You will become the clear evidence of His Presence working in you.
“You’re like manicured grave plots, grass clipped and the flowers bright, but six feet down it’s all rotting bones and worm-eaten flesh. People look at you and think you’re saints, but beneath the skin you’re total frauds,” Matthew 23:27b-28 MSG.
May our lives be authentic from the inside out. May we never hold onto ideas and confessions that are not a reality in our life experience.
May we allow God to do an authentic work in us that we WILL BE every bit who we confess to be.
May we never fall into the trap of confessing who we are not. Let is always be honest enough to see ourselves in the reality of our actual position before Christ.
Because in doing so it is our only hope of being changed into Who we see Him to be and who He desires is to become.
Let us never fall into the deception of being transported to a fairy-tale la-la-land where the devil convinces us that we are already perfect in Christ, while every living part of us is crying out for change and testifies to the contrary!
Christ is perfect in us, The Holy Spirit has come to complete us in His perfection, so we may grow into Union and into the full Stature of Him being perfected through us.
Let us allow Him Who has begun a good work in us to bring it to completion!
~ Johann van der Hoven
Johann van der Hoven has been in service of the Lord since 1991 and has hosted numerous mass revival meetings in South Africa and abroad and is a published author. He is the visionary of Fellowship of the Believers, host to “Eagle Food” Apostolic & Prophetic Seminars, and currently pioneers “Deeper Life” Revival School International, from South Africa where he resides. For more info visit www.revival.co.za