Find people who will rejoice with you in God’s blessings over your life and proclaim them, not curse them.
Don’t surround yourself with unbelieving folks who are ready to reason out why you have been given what God has graced you with. Such people will speak from the unbelief and issues of their own heart, and attempt to restrict God’s Supernatural blessings and work in your life to confine it to their natural state of sense and reason, to gratify their own issues of heart.
Find people who will celebrate God’s miracles in your life for exactly what they are – Supernatural miracles and who will rejoice over God extending them over your life and over His Goodness and Blessings being bestowed upon you!
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Being a gift to others should never become a burden.
Thank God for allowing you to be a part of His blessing towards others, in doing so, He will also bless you through others.
Don’t have arms that are too short for your hands to be extended to help someone else, in doing so they may also be too short to receive from others!
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So long as you are seeking for things to satisfy you and fulfill your life, you have not truly discovered the fullness of living in Christ.
When you have, you no longer need things, you simply enjoy them.
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Don’t focus on the process. Work through the process knowing that it is there to mold you and to make you and when you’re done, you will look completely different from the process that molded you to become who and what you are!
We don’t become our process. Our process works to make us who we are supposed to become!
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When following the leading of the Holy Spirit in your life, it is never an easy route.
It is challenging at best and will cause you to face many obstacles and difficulties along the way. But what a rewarding journey it becomes at the end.
And how rich, experienced and matured it leaves you when you finally get to look back over the forest trail you have pioneered, standing on the mountain gazing over the valleys below, soaking, while in breathing in the fresh open air and basking in the sun of having made it to your mountain top!
Every journey has a reward!
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If people can truly come to experience Christ in us, we would need few words to tell them about Him or to convince them of His Love.
They will be convicted in their own hearts and they will be attracted to Him through us.
Even the wicked has no defense against God’s Love and Kindness displayed. The hardest heart has no strength to fight the Holy Spirit and the warm Glow of His Presence and Love.
God wants to heal the world. Will you become a vessel through whom He may express Himself to do so?
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Hate has never saved anybody. Healed anybody. Or restored anyone.
Condemnation, judgement, damnation and all their ugly stepsisters can never be ‘sold off’ as God’s “Love”.
Reproof, correction, admonishment, encouragement – All bathed in Love, are as medicine to the hurting soul.
You are never going to win any arguments against those who are rebellious at heart. All you will achieve is greater rebellion, strife and all the horrible attitudes that these ungodly things will produce in the lives of those who participate in them.
Check your attitude and your heart. If it is not truly flowing with the compassion and the Love of Christ, you are likely to discover that you are holding a bloodied battle-axe in your hand wherewith you are cutting lives to pieces, rather than being a carrier of the Balm that could heal therm.
Be careful that your righteousness has not become YOUR righteousness! Remember where God found you and consider that those whom you so ‘righteously’ devour with words burning like fire, are today where you were yesterday, out of touch with the heart of God!
Grace is still God’s free gift bestowed upon undeserving souls.
Be a carrier of His grace and His Presence and allow Him to heal the world, not to condemn it!
~ Johann van der Hoven
Brother Johann van der Hoven is the visionary leader and founder of Revival To All Nations, based in South Africa. The LORD led him to establish a five-fold ministry platform from where cities, town, communities and nations would be impacted by the five-fold ministry of ministries collectively unified in the Spirit. He ministers as a apostolic evangelist/ revivalist within the RTAN network he founded and hosts Healing and Miracle Love Revivals across the nation of South Africa.
Sister Jennifer van der Hoven supports him in his ministry and cause, whilst also being involved in women’s ministry herself.
Brother Johann began his journey in following the LORD in His service in 1990. For more information about their ministry visit them at Revival To All Nations.