Everyone Laboured on One Field
(Everyone did not own his own field!)
My dear brothers and APOSTOLIC co-workers allow me to bless you with this truth.
God never sent any of the apostles to plant Churches (r.e. little or big organisations that are branded and that function from a headquarters).
He sent His apostles with the mission to establish The Kingdom of God in the hearts of men.
One Father. One Church. One Holy Spirit.
Wherever the Kingdom is established we will find the Church arising as a body of believers that extends far and wide beyond what man can brand as “his territory and his sheep.”
The Church of Jesus Christ belongs to no man.
We are sent purely to serve a body that is exponentially far greater than ourselves. We are the sent messenger-servants of Christ to serve His body on earth.
Not to cut off our stake and to stick our own name board over what we claim for ourselves. That kind of practice is the work of wolves and charlatans who use the message of The LORD for their own purpose and who “suppose that godliness is for gain.”
There can be no dividing of the spoils when it comes to God’s body on earth. There can be no division or personalised visions that brings division that God will underwrite and bless!
Paul and none of the other apostles of Jesus would tolerate such practice. They considered themselves to be mere co-workers in God’s One Church — the Church or Body of Jesus Christ on Earth.
Before we do not die to our ideals and become servants of the Kingdom, our work will always carry the stench of pride, self assertiveness and carnal ambition.
“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building,” 1 Corinthians 3:6-9.
~ 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