2 Words in 1
Don’t Be Scared!
As a boy on our farm in South Africa, my father always taught me never to be afraid of a larger caliber rifle when I was shooting it for the first time.
He would say, “Don’t be scared of the thing, hold it firmly and shoot, it won’t bite you!”
I realised throughout the years that it is the unknown element that causes people to fear to step into what they do not know.
Today I see the Church (and even starch old Pentecostal Churches) being afraid of God’s power!
They do not know it! And because they do not know it, they fear it and draw away from God and from his power!
Like the Israelites of old, many prefer to build their own ‘golden calf ‘ – religion that is more suitable to them and their needs. A religious system that they can control and that they can order and structure to be controlled.
When they look at the mountain billowing with smoke and thunder they fear it and draw away!
Because the Glory of God has become unknown in this present generation. There are few like Moses who still enter the mountain to stand face to face with God.
Most of what it exists, exists far away from God’s presence and is no more than the making of man’s own hands!
May The LORD give us grace to lay a hold of Him and of His Power. May He find His Remnant, unafraid to step into His Glory and unwilling to settle for any less than the fullness of him and His Power in full manifestation and demonstration.
May the Davids — the giant slayers — arise and slay every fearful thing that is keeping Israel hidden in the tents of their religious beliefs.
Arise and take the land, for it is God and it is by His Power that the birds of the air will feed on the corpse of dead religion as He brings His People out to walk in His divine power.
To hell with religion and with every demonic power and activity!!!
My inner-man rejoices as I see and behold the sheaves coming in as true revival power and fire sweeps the land!
Find Your Heart in His Heart!
Just find out who God made you to be!
Allow Him to make you into that and you will be more than any school could ever make you to become and what religion could never teach you to be.
David found ‘the man after God’s own heart’ within himself that God had predestined him to be and allowed himself to be made into that image, into that man.
He discovered the man who would rest on God, move with God and be powerful through God and gave himself to be flung from the slingshot of The Holy Spirit to meet a bear and a lion, a giant and the many enemies of The LORD.
You can discover who you are too, by giving up on trying to become who you are not. The authentic you is the blessing God intended for this generation!
Begin by living for God, in God and with God, and not for anyone else beside Him — you will bring Him great joy and He will begin revealing His identity in you for you!
~ 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