5 Words in 1
Your childish attitude will cost you your destiny!
The way you react and respond towards others may prevent what God wanted to accomplish with your life through them.
Many people sit with their heads hanging in their hands and wonder why nothing ever works out for them and why everything seems to fail. They often times find others or circumstances to blame for their failure.
The truth however sometimes is chest deep. If we only care to notice – A proud heart will keep you in bondage to your yesterday’s, while God wants to free you to walk in the sunshine of your tomorrow.
Allow Him to!
Oh, God’s Ways are certainly Higher than our ways and he that walks on the Highway of our God will with certainty find his way being straitened, with no crooked places before him!
The valleys shall be lifted up and the mountains shall be brought low, his path shall be made straight before him, and he will find himself blessed, and seated at the Table of our God among the royal companionship of the King, and His kingly servants!
He who trusts in the LORD will never fail!
Commit your way unto Him and let Him lead you and you will discover the green pastures and the slow flowing dribbling water-brooks of peace.
He who trust in the LORD shall be blessed forever!
Just Be A Sower!
Rather be a sower of precious seed, than the door keeper thereof, keeping it tightly shut in from others to find. Seed only becomes precious when it is sown!
So long as it is kept in the safety of the silo it profits no one. It’s glory is in the harvest!
Give away what God has given you and allow it to perfume the world with its fragrance. Allow it to beautify the lives of others also. Sow it and give it generously, so others may profit and become enriched and that it may grow in them and cause them to bloom with the Beauty of our LORD!
“Freely you have received freely give” (share, and sow), – Jesus.
There is no power, no miracle, no demonstration, no ecstasy, no wonders, no gifts and no ministry that can ever triumph the beautiful Presence of Jesus and the beauty of being utterly saturated with His Person.
A SMALL TASTE FROM OUR NEW BOOK –
“… The Anointing always brings Jesus on the scene.
There is a great danger I see in ministry today and it is ministry without Presence. Power without Anointing.
What is the Anointing? Many assume it to be God’s miracle working Power, but it is far more than that. It is the reality of His Intimate Presence. It is Christ expressed through His Anointed or “enveloped” servants. Enveloped and saturated with His Character, His Nature, His Presence and His Power!
The Anointing is Christ Personified. Without it we may have works but we will never have Presence. We may have commotion, but never transformation. We may see “power” and even miracles, but they will not be the work of our LORD, they will merely be works performed “in His Name”.
“In His Name” is a dangerous place to be, both in your Christian walk, as well as in your ministry. It is the place Jesus warns us about in Matthew 7 –
“Many will say to me on that day, ‘LORD, LORD, did we not prophesy IN YOUR NAME and IN YOUR NAME drive out demons and IN YOUR NAME perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Matthew 7:22-23.
Many people are living “in His Name”, outside of Union with Christ. They live their lives controlled by their own will, desire and passions. They pray prayers IN HIS NAME.
They believe for things IN HIS NAME. They build great empires IN HIS NAME.
Many in the ministry today are performing miracles IN HIS NAME also. But He never called us us to live IN HIS NAME, neither to work on His behalf!
He called us into fellowship with His Spirit. Into Union and into Oneness with Himself, so that the fragrant Anointing of His Presence would become tangible and real through us, as He Himself is mirrored and expressed from within us, to perform His works, and as His Living Presence comes, it will not only perform the works of His hands, but will also transform lives through the Glory of His Presence!
Are you living “in His Name” – Or in His Presence? …”
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~ 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 Fellowship of Believers or Revival.