Come Up a Little Higher!
2 Words in 1
He is God!
He is God! He will never be anything other than whom He chooses to be, or what He chooses to do.
A hard one for the flesh to swallow, because it bids it to come and die –
“When the gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the lord (rhema utterance by the disciples)….
… Meanwhile, all who had been destined (foreordained, pre-planned, pre-chosen) to eternal life, believed,” Acts 13:48.
I can hear a hundred million voices that will disagree with this statement made by The Holy Spirit, or at the very least, try and reason it into saying something other than it plainly declares.
Because it does not suit their agendas and does not conform to their natural reason and beliefs!
This is the reason why we can never argue truth.
Those who receive it, no longer have anything to argue about!
They have yielded their will to God’s Will and Instruction. They have no questions, no comments and no disagreements, they are at peace with whatever the Father Wills, and in harmony with whatever He chooses to be.
It is those who still want to believe differently than God and want to reason, on His behalf.
Those who are still living in rebellion and have not come to a deadly cross to die, so they may live. it is they who still fight, kicking against the pricks and opposing The Holy Spirit even in the face of truth.
The Kingdom and its treasures are not given to all to possess. They are for “Those who have ears to hear what The Spirit says,” for obedient sons, and yielded lovers of The King!
Who are you?
Do you believe — fully agree and yield yourself in harmony to all God is, all He chooses, all He says and all He is?
Or are you “Opinionated”?
Balance or Balanced?
Two words people use when Truth is unveiled that exceeds their understanding and challenges them to let go from what they perceive, and to step into the Revelation of Truth – to believe!
What does BALANCE mean?
Does it mean that we accept a little of God’s Truth while still holding on to a little of our own understanding?
Does it mean we accept what is revealed to us by the Holy Spirit, that is unknown to us, with a pinch of salt?
In the Kingdom there are no greys. There is darkness and Light. There is Truth and error.
There is never a compromised state of living in a little bit of both.
What is “BALANCE” ?
It is our best attempt to hide our UNBELIEF, motivated by fear, to leap from the boat when Jesus calls us to come and walk with Him in Supernatural realms of the Spirit that we have never previously engaged or explored.
It is us choosing to remain the prisoners of the comfort and safety of the wooden boats of religious teachings of men (and sometimes of devil’s too!), fearing to let go from our self inflicted religiously taught perceptions, and fearing that if we did follow Him into that which we perceive as being dangerous to do, that we may drown in the process of entering a sea which all our natural senses are yelling against as being a risk for us to enter into.
In the Kingdom the word “balance” does not exist – except for losing it, so you may fall straight into the Arms of the LORD in complete surrender!
Come Up a Little Higher!
Come up a little higher – walk in the dimension of the divine revelation of the Holy Spirit – the tutor who still seeks to reveal His life and His living word in you today!
“Yet when we are among the full-grown (Christians who are ripe in understanding), we do impart a higher wisdom (the knowledge of the divine plan previously hidden); but it is indeed not a wisdom of this present age (*known at present in what has been religiously received) or of this world nor of the leaders and rulers of this age (*religious teachers), who are being brought to nothing and are doomed to pass away (*who are aimlessly leading people around the same mountain on a journey ending nowhere).
But rather what we are setting forth is a Wisdom of God once hidden [from the human understanding] and now revealed to us by God (*Paul and his generation) — that wisdom which God devised and decreed before the ages for our glorification.
(*The real and original truth, as God has set it forth, from the very beginning before time and space existed, whereby to influence our lives for His Glory).
None of the (*religious) rulers of this age or world perceived and recognized and understood this, for if they had, they would never have crucified the LORD of Glory.
But, on the contrary, as it is written in the scripture,
“What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love him who hold him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying him and gratefully recognizing the benefits he has bestowed].”
Yet to us (*Paul and his generation), God has unveiled them by and through His Spirit (*giving us insight no other generation has had before), for The Holy Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God (*hidden treasures that has not yet been made known) the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny.
For what person perceives (knows and understands) what passes through a man’s thoughts except the man’s own spirit within him?
Just so no one discerns (comes to comprehend) the thoughts of god, except the Spirit of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:6-11).
The Holy Spirit is looking for open ears, yielded hearts and thirsting souls.
There is much for us to come to know in our generation, that has yet to be heard, seen and experienced in life-changing revelation by and through The Holy Spirit!
~ 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.sonsofsovereignty.com or Revival.