Emotional Ranting: Definition :-
“Preying on someone’s problems by exploiting their emotional state of being, in order to create a moment where everyone is deeply and profoundly moved, and doing so to promote your own spiritual status in being “discerning”, without lifting a finger afterwards to assist such a person and to bring a real change to their need and their circumstances.”
It is abusing someone’s situation to boost your personal agenda in creating a moment wherein everyone weeps and are deeply touched through ‘your ministry’, only to walk away from the person at the end with no more than a prayer or “prophetic word” to offer, of how God is going to undertake for them, without becoming involved at all in assisting them yourself!
This hypocritical spiritual piracy upon people’s emotions is described as being spiritual murder, by the apostle John (1 John 3:11-18).
He commands those who see a need in the life of a brother and a sister to ADDRESS the need and not to give them a soppy story about it.
He challenges those who have the means to meet those who have the needs, and to do so in order for God’s Love to be made real and tangible through them!
So let us “put all hypocrisy aside” (1 Peter 2:1), and become the answer to the need that we are so able to discern.
Let us not mock God by playing religious games in order to satisfy our own ego and to boost our own spiritual standing among others.
If the Holy Spirit genuinely has reveled someone’s need to you, He has done so because He genuinely wants to meet that need through you!
“11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, 12 not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.
13 Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. 15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth,” 1 John 3:11-18.
“Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking,” 1 Peter 2:1.
~ 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