– An authentic walk with God will upset the theology and set principles of a religiously inspired walk with God.
– An authentic manifestation of God in ministry will upset and likely anger the theological order of how religion deems ministry to function.
The bottom line –
When God comes on the scene He works in ways the religiously taught man does not recognize, accept to be correct or deem to be right.
When God comes to work or to walk in and through a man, He does so in His authenticity and by His choosing without taking any human ideas and traditions into consideration – He simply appears as GOD.
It is men and women who have come to grow into Union with Him who produce His Authenticity, and it is by the example of such we may also learn to walk in the Spirit, function by the Spirit and work in Union with the Spirit.
Jesus was the first to lead the way of walking in the Newness of a Spirit-led life in defiance of the religious order set in place by men.
Not because He chose to challenge them – but simply because they were wrong in their accepted assumption of Who God was and how He worked.
He became the Captain and Leader as the Firstborn Offspring of a host of brethren that would be born into the Kingdom to become the living expression of God and of His Kingdom on earth!
Religion speaks of God and teaches about Him – The Spirit-led manifest Him by unique expressions of His preference and choosing.
~ Johann van der Hoven
Johann van der Hoven is in South Africa. He has been serving the Lord in ministry since 1991 and has hosted numerous apostolic revival meetings in South Africa and in South America. He also currently pioneers a organic church planting movement across South Africa. For more information about him and his ministry visit www.29Vision.co.za or Revival.